Randy Jackson Attends Event At Bally Store To Support Delete Blood Cancer

first_imgSwiss luxury brand Bally continued its on-going partnership with charity Delete Blood Cancer DKMS, with an event to celebrate the brand’s recently opened Beverly Hills flagship store.Randy Jackson attends Bally eventThe exclusive evening was held at the Bally Flagship Store at Rodeo Drive on Tuesday 17th May 2016 from 6PM to 8:30pm. Hosted by Grammy-award winning record producer Randy Jackson, DKMS co-founder Katharina Harf and Bally Americas CEO Claudia Cividino, the exclusive cocktail evening featured a special performance from Grammy nominated recording artist Jazmine Sullivan.To mark this collaboration Bally designed a limited edition red leather envelope, in calf leather and water snake skin, priced at $350 and $850 respectively. The envelopes were available to purchase at the exclusive event, with all proceeds going to Delete Blood Cancer DKMS. 20% of all other sales from the evening were also donated to the cause.last_img read more

Prevent child marriages on Akshaya Tritiya, says NCPCR

first_imgNew Delhi: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has written to all chief secretaries including Delhi to take all possible measures to stop child marriages on Akshaya Tritiya.A letter which was written by NCPCR member Yashwant Jain said that the commission has observed that Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej is being celebrated in various parts of India as a day of good fortune to establish new businesses, new partnerships and new marriages. “Solemnization of child marriages and mass marriages on a large scale has been common practice in past years. Despite the fact that laws are in place, child marriages are being solemnized which is a matter of concern. This year Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej will be celebrated on 7 May 2019,” reads the letter. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesIt further said, “You must be aware that the PCMA 2006 seeks to prevent child marriages by making certain actions punishable and by appointing certain authorities responsible for the prevention and prohibition of child marriages. These persons are responsible for ensuring that the law is implemented. It is also the responsibility to the community to make use of the law.” It further added that CMPOs are to be appointed in every state to prevent child marriages, ensure the protection of the victims as well as prosecution of the offenders. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe letter revealed that the Commission is an apex body in the field of Child Rights and in accordance with its functions as mentioned in Section 13 (1) (a) of the CPCR Act 2005 requests you to direct all District Magistrates or Collectors, Deputy Inspectors General or Superintendents of Police, Sarpanches, Civil Society Organizations, Child Marriage Prevention Officers and Child Welfare Committee in the states/ union territories to take proactive steps and preventive measures to stop child marriages. The State Women Commissions and State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCRs) may also be requested to remain vigilant to prevent child marriages.last_img read more

Morocco’s Trade Deficit Increases by 7.7%

Rabat – The deficit increase is due to a larger rise of imports over exports, up MAD 35.36 billion, and MAD 22.08 billion, respectively. Morocco’s debt-service coverage ratio was 57.2 percent in the period, compared with 56.7 percent in the previous year.The Foreign Exchange Office (FEO) reported the figures in its monthly foreign trade indicators for November 2018.Morocco’s increase in imports was mainly driven by the purchases of energy products, up 18.4 percent to MAD 18.4 billion; purchases of processing goods, up 7.8 percent to MAD 7.8 billion; and finished consumer products, up 7.1 percent to MAD 6.5 billion. Read Also: Fitch Ratings: Despite Challenges, Moroccan Economy Stays StableThe three import categories represent 73.3 percent of the total increase in imports.Exports also increased by 9.7 percent to MAD 249.04 billion in the first 11 months of 2018. The rise can be attributed to increased exports in all sectors, but particularly that of automotive, up by MAD 5.73 billion, phosphates and derivatives, up MAD 5.3 billion; and agriculture and food, up MAD 3.06 billion.The FEO pointed out that the three export categories represent 63.8 percent of the total increase in exports, noting that the aviation, textile and leather sectors, recorded an increase of 1.46 percent and 1.36 percent, respectively.Morocco’s FDI Reaches MAD 31.82 BillionMorocco’s Foreign Direct Investments reached MAD 31,82 billion in 2018, up 36.7 percent compared to the same period a year earlier.This performance is attributed to an incline of revenues to reach MAD 11.48 billion, and expenditures increasing by 2.93 percent, said the Foreign Exchange Office which has published its preliminary indicators.Remittance from Moroccans living abroad decreased by 1.7 percent, reaching MAD 59.65 billion at the end of November 2018.The travel balance recorded a decrease of 1.8 percent, reaching MAD 49.7 billion between January and November 2018, compared to MAD 50.62 billion during the same period of 2017. read more

At UPR Sri Lanka says no nation is perfect natural to question

“But we are aware that our public sphere, like that of many other democracies, features some degree of misinformation, manipulation and prejudice. It is for this reason that we have sought to tread cautiously and prudently with a view to building and sustaining national consensus on the importance of protecting and promoting human rights, and advancing reconciliation. As a nation, we have been through much strife for long years. At this historic moment when the two main political parties are working together, we want to ensure that we tread cautiously to take steps that would ensure that the reform that we initiate is sustained in the long-term,” he added.Dr. Harsha de Silva further noted that Sri Lanka’s efforts to protect and promote human rights are often attacked by opponents as inviting foreign interference and efforts to ensure harmonious relations between the different ethno-religious communities, and the commitment to constitutional reform, are often attacked by opponents as attempts to create divisions.Yet, he said the Sri Lankan Government will persevere with strong determination. (Colombo Gazette) At the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Sri Lanka in Geneva today, the Sri Lankan delegation asserted that there is no nation that does not have challenges, and no nation is perfect and promoting and protecting human rights is constant work in progress.Head of the Sri Lankan delegation, Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva said that promoting and protecting human rights is not something that can be done overnight despite the most sincere of commitments and the most fervent sense of determination. Download (PDF, 550KB) “The UPR to us, is a process that recognizes this fact, and a process that is aimed at helping each other self-assess, share best practice, and support one another to take steps to more effectively address the concerns of individuals in our respective countries. There are many, both in Sri Lanka and overseas, who question the commitment of the National Unity Government to addressing concerns of human rights. Of course it is natural to be impatient; it is natural to question; and it is natural to feel a sense of frustration. We all know very well that some who criticize do so with the best intentions as they want Sri Lanka to do well,” the Deputy Minister said in his opening statement at the session. “Shifts and changes in the international domain, economic impacts, natural disasters, political developments, all this affects and impacts on our best intentions. Our institutions are not perfect. We recognize this; and we are making constant efforts to identify administrative and training requirements, and reform that is necessary  to be undertaken, to make our institutions stronger. We are also taking steps to inspire personnel to make necessary positive changes required to optimize the service of our institutions, to our citizens. Our broad vision, and our determination to make changes for the benefit of all our citizens remains firm, and we are open to listen to others with equanimity, heed advise, and take positive steps towards change,” he said.The Deputy Minister said that as a democratic country, Sri Lanka welcomes robust criticism and debate about its journey towards the full enjoyment of human rights, and sustainable peace and reconciliation. The Deputy Minister said that in a democracy it is not easy to always make changes at great speed, or navigate change in a rapid manner, or along a straight and preconceived path. read more

Expulsion of UN officials will constitute serious loss for Sudan warns Ban

“Departure of these key senior United Nations officials would constitute a serious loss for the humanitarian and development community in Sudan at a time when humanitarian needs are growing and the country faces significant development challenges,” Mr. Ban said in a note issued to reporters. UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC), Ali Al-Za’tari, and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director Yvonne Helle were ordered late last week to leave the Sudan by 2 January. Since then, the Sudanese Government has agreed to extend the deadline for the RC/HC’s departure from 2 January until the end of the month. The UN continues to engage the Government at several levels to obtain a reversal of its decision. “It is essential that the United Nations can continue to carry out its crucial duties in the country,” Mr. Ban said, reiterating UN commitment to a productive and fruitful working relationship with the Government of Sudan for the benefit of its people, on the basis of respect of sovereignty. To that end, the UN counts on the full cooperation of the Sudanese Government in enabling all UN entities and their leadership to carry out their work. read more

Womens Junior U20 WCh groups drawn in Croatia

Conducted by Leon Kalin, Chairman of the Commission of Organizing and Competition (COC) of the International Handball Federation, and Sandi Sola, representing the Croatian Handball Federation, the Preliminary Round groups for the Women’s Junior (U20) World Championship in Croatia (28 June to 13 July) were drawn on Sunday (27 April) in Koprivnica, one of the four hosting cities of the World Championship.Host Croatia will face Norway, Korea, Czech Republic, Uruguay and Kazakhstan in group A in Dugo Selo. Defending Women’s Under-18 World Champion Denmark will play against Netherlands, Germany, Angola, Serbia and Argentina in Group B.The result of the draw event:Group A: Norway, Korea, Croatia, Czech Republic, Uruguay, KazakhstanGroup B: Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Angola, Serbia, ArgentinaGroup C: Hungary, France, Sweden, Japan, DR Congo, PortugalGroup D: Russia, Romania, Slovenia, Brasil, China, TunisiaThose teams, which finish the Preliminary Round (28 June to 5 July) groups on fifth and sixth position, will proceed to the President’s Cup in Čakovec from 7 to 9 July. The Eighth-Finals with the best four teams of each group will take place in Koprivnica and Dugo Selo on 7 July. In this stage the winner of group A will face the fourth ranked of group B, and the second ranked of group C will compete with the third ranked of group D for example. This stage is followed by the Quarter-Finals in Koprivnica (9 July) and the Placement Round 9-16 in Dugo Selo (9, 10 and 12 July). The losers of the Quarter-Finals compete in the Placement Round 5-8 (11 and 13 July) in Koprivnica, while the semi-finalists face on 11 July in Koprivnica, where the medal matches will take place on 13 July. text:ihfTEXT:  ← Previous Story VIVA COLONIA 4th edition: THW Kiel to F4! Next Story → WOMEN’S TOP 10 “BEST BUY” 2013/2014: Lekic, Neagu, Bulatovic, Barbosa… read more

Quitting smoking New campaign uses social media to encourage people to quit

first_imgA NEW CAMPAIGN is using social media to help people who are trying to give up smoking.Pfizer Healthcare and the Irish Heart Foundation have set up a website which shows a map of Ireland (and the rest of Europe) which tracks the number of tweets about quitting smoking every week.The campaign aims to get people talking about their experiences of trying to quit in a bid to build up a network of support from other people on Twitter.Currently there are only around 100 tweets sent every week in Ireland about quitting smoking, compared with more than 2000 per week in the UK – although it does have a population fourteen times larger than Ireland.The campaign also focuses on the amount of money smokers spend on cigarettes, pointing out that someone who smokes 20 cigarettes a day will spend around €3,285 on cigarettes in one year.“Research shows that smokes consider quitting smoking because of those close to them and so it’s important they have the help they need to quit,” said Paul Horan of Pfizer Healthcare Ireland. “We’re therefore calling on family, friends and work colleagues to share their support with those trying to break their smoking addiction by tweeting #qweetwithhelp”.Research suggests that around three-quarters of all smokers want to quit. An Ipsos MORI survey from earlier this year found that 88 per cent of Irish smokers have tried to quit at least once, while the majority had made around five unsuccessful attempts already to give up.Chris Macey of the Irish Heart Foundation says that going it alone is not the best option for most smokers.“[This is] about creating a network of support for smokers, because quitting is a real challenge for most,” said Macey. “This is why we are also now asking smokers’ loved ones to share their support”.Map showing areas across Ireland where people are tweeting about giving up smoking. (Image: Quitwithhelp.ie)Read: Swiss vote against smoking ban >Poll: How would you have voted on the smoking ban? >last_img read more

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S3 specs confirm dualcore Snapdragon chip on Verizon

first_imgWith the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S3 less than a day away, a leaked user agent profile seems to confirm at least some of the rumored specs. The device in question appears to be Verizon’s version of the Galaxy S3, the SCH-i535. Of most interest is the system-on-a-chip (SoC) in Big Red’s version of the phone. Instead of a quad-core Exynos, the phone will have a dual-core Snapdragon. Put the pitchforks down, folks, this might be a good thing.The user agent description lists the Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 as the SoC, which is the same chip from the AT&T HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE on Sprint. Like the One X, it appears that the necessity of 4G LTE means the Snapdragon S4 is the best choice even though it has fewer cores.Would two extra cores really be helping that much? The AT&T One X holds its own against the Tegra 3 version and properly supports LTE radio. Battery life with Exynos and LTE likely would not be as solid as it will be with the Snapdragon chip. There will certainly be versions of the Samsung Galaxy S3 that have a quad-core Exynos, but it seems likely that at least the LTE versions of the phone will have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4.In addition to the SoC, the user agent appears to confirm that the resolution of the new Galaxy phone to be 1280×720. This isn’t as much of a surprise, though. High-end phones are essentially expected to rock that resolution now. No indications of the screen technology were available, but I’d be shocked if it were anything but a next-generation Super AMOLED HD without that pesky PenTile sub-pixel arrangement.We’ll have to wait until the event tomorrow in London to find out exactly what Samsung has in store for the US market.More at PocketNow via Cnetlast_img read more

Vardy ready to take his chance

first_imgJamie Vardy had to spend the whole game against Tunisia on the bench and he just watched his team winning 2-1 after Harry Kane scored both goals – but he believes that at some point, he will play.The Leicester City striker claimed that he is annoyed at all by the fact that he has not been playing so far and he is ready to take his chance when Gareth Southgate will decide to choose him.Vardy spoke about his national team position as he said, according to Sky Sports:Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It’s not annoying at all [watching fellow striker Kane scoring twice]. At the end of the day we are all here for one reason and that is to keep winning as many games as possible.”“You’ve just got to keep going and make sure you are putting in the effort on the training field and then getting into the gaffer’s plans – hopefully, get your chance – and then making sure you stay there.”“The gaffer has said that everyone who is here in the 23-man squad is going to be needed at some point, so you’ve obviously just got to stay focused and put the effort in and hopefully get your chance and that’s when you have got to make sure it counts.”last_img read more

Advantage Business Media Sold to PE Firm

first_imgABM’s growth has come both organically and through acquisitions. The company made a small, strategic buy in mid-2011, followed up by the purchase of Vicon Publishing in early 2012. A year later, they quietly acquired eMedia Vitals, and named Prescott Shibles to its executive team.ABM is currently without a CEO however. Former CEO, Richard Reiff, left in March, according to a spokesperson.Catalyst also holds an undisclosed stake in F+W Media, an enthusiast publisher in more than 20 vertical markets, according to its website.Fit With New OwnershipORG has been busy—the ABM deal was it’s second major investment in the last six weeks. The firm purchased a majority stake in CHEM Group Holdings, a tech-based chemical producer, on Dec. 31.That investment was more in line with the company’s stated goals however. Founded in 2008, the ABM purchase appears to be one of ORG’s first entrances into media.”We are broadly invested but do have a preference toward certain industries,” its website says. “These tend to be engineering-intensive manufacturing, service-supported distribution and niche service companies.”Some of ABM’s market verticals-namely, manufacturing-seem to fit that profile, however.ORG says it typically invests in companies with more than $15 million in revenue that “exhibit long-term growth prospects.” Advantage Business Media is being sold to the Owner Resource Group, an Austin-based private-equity firm, according to a release.The seller, Catalyst Investors, did not disclose terms of the deal. It had held ABM since buying it from Reed Elsevier in 2006—a long hold for private equity.”The [ABM] team effectively navigated through the financial downturn and the business was able to succeed by transitioning from print-centric to digital. When Catalyst originally invested in the company, ABM’s digital revenue was about 11 percent of total revenue and now it is nearly 50 percent,” says Gene Wolfson, partner with Catalyst Investors, in a statement. “We believe ORG will help [ABM] continue its digital evolution and find new opportunities to grow the business.”last_img read more

WHS Softball Senior Profile Dana Goulet

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — This is the first in a series of profiles celebrating the five recent WHS graduates who played on this year’s varsity softball team.Dana GouletWhen Dana Goulet was 5-years old tagging along with her big brother to summer baseball camp her favorite part was slip-n-slide Friday’s. Elite college players from around the country were there to play in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League by night, but by day they earned their keep running youth camps. Who would have thought that the Buster Posey who gave her piggy back rides during the summer would someday become MLB’s Rookie of the Year and win a World Series or two for the San Francisco Giants?When Dana was 8-years old she joined her very first softball team, the Blizzards playing for the first time with one of her favorite future high school teammates, Jen Dovidio. Several years later, Dana joined the summer tournament program that Billy Norman started, and played with even more favorite futures: Shannon Horgan, Antonia Kieran and Liz Gordon. Summer league is where Dana’s defensive game developed, including some noteworthy plays like a Willie-Mays-over-the-shoulder-type catch at 3rd base during a Chelmsford tournament. Another was during a game against a Connecticut-based travelling all-star team. Dana was catcher and the team was losing badly when in a late inning a batter hit a ball high and straight up above the plate. Since Dana tended not to flip her mask off for defensive plays she didn’t see where the ball went. By the time she found it there wasn’t enough time to get her glove in place, so instead she barehanded the catch, drawing the first smile of the game from Coach Billy!Although primarily a catcher and outfielder during her early years, when Dana joined the high school’s varsity team she started a four-year run in the infield. Coaches Audrey Cabral-Pini and Walter Babcock showed early confidence in Dana by starting her every game as a freshman. By sophomore year Dana had joined the .300 Club and was voted Middlesex League All-Star. A junior year highlight was her first homerun and as a senior, Dana was still starting every game and was once again voted a Middlesex League All-Star. In addition, Dana was always good for at least one acrobatic highlight defensive play each year. Dana always looked forward to softball season – the coaches, camaraderie and competition were a unique combination unlike all of her other high school sports. As a senior Dana was a co-captain with the same three classmates she had started with as a freshman: Antonia who was a sure-fire target with a great stretch at 1st base, Liz who was a double-play partner at 2nd, and Adele Burton who covered the hot corner at 3rd base. During four straight years they helped the Lady Wildcats make the playoffs, always as an underdog and always in a tough bracket.Beginning when she was in middle school, Coach Walter had often asked Dana about playing club softball, but there was never time to fit it in with her other sports and commitments so, although she loved the game, Dana figured she would never have a shot at playing in college. Still, during the initial interview with her Bentley University soccer coach, Lauren Lukis she inquired if it was an option. Dana was pleasantly surprised that Coach Lukis was supportive so later that summer she signed up for an ID softball camp to see how she stacked up. Coach Walter dug Dana’s Wilmington uniform out of storage since she didn’t have one and she attended the clinic with very low expectations. She was happy to see a friendly face at the clinic, longtime friend and Austin Prep pitching phenom Logan MacDonald who will be playing at Babson College. Dana returned from the camp with hope that, with more off-season preparation and practice, playing softball in college just might be a possibility. The deal was sealed nearly one year later when, during a Memorial Day game against Wakefield the Bentley softball coach, Terry Prouty watched Dana have a clean defensive game and hit two home runs which led to a roster spot offer on Bentley’s team.In many thanks to Coaches Audrey, Walter and Billy, Dana is thrilled to be a two-sport athlete at Bentley next year and her family is looking forward to four more years of softball!Dana GouletDana Goulet with a college-aged Buster Posey(NOTE: The above profile is from Wilmington Little League.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS Softball Senior Profile: Liz GordonIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Defeat Somerville Behind Moran’s Arm, Goulet’s BatIn “Sports”WHS Softball Senior Profile: Antonia KieranIn “Sports”last_img read more

Radhika Apte upset with Kareena Kapoor Khan for losing out on Hindi

first_imgKareena Kapoor Khan, Radhika ApteInstagramRadhika Apte is reportedly upset with Kareena Kapoor Khan for losing out on a role in the sequel of Hindi Medium alongside Irrfan Khan.According to multiple reports on the internet, it is being said that the makers had approached both Radhika and Kareena to play the cop’s role in Hindi Medium 2. The makers were waiting for Irrfan’s return to India after completing his treatment for his high-grade cancer in London. The actor was recently spotted at the Mumbai airport and even announced his comeback on social media.”Maybe somewhere in the pursuit of winning, we forget how much it means to be loved. In our vulnerability, we are reminded. As I leave my footprints onto these steps of my life, I want to pause to be grateful for receiving your immense love and support, it soothed me in my process of healing. So I travel back to you, thanking you from the bottom of my heart,” Irrfan Khan said in a statement.And as soon as Kareena confirmed her dates, she was finalised for the role.Hearsay is that the makers of Hindi Medium 2 gave the first preference to Kareena over Radhika Apte which made the latter upset with the former. However, none of the actresses has spoken about the alleged bad blood between them.Radhika was last seen in Bombairiyaa in a lead role along with Siddhanth Kapoor, Akshay Oberoi, Adil Hussain, Shilpa Shukla, Ajinkya Deo and Ravi Kishan. The film revolves around the theme of witness protection and was directed by Pia Sukanya.Kareena, on the other hand, is busy shooting for Karan Johar’s upcoming film Good News alongside Akshay Kumar. The movie also stars Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani in lead roles.last_img read more

LGBT men from Chechnya arrested and tortured because of their sexuality

first_img LGBT men from Chechnya arrested and tortured because of their sexuality Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/2:08Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:07?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Two men from Chechnya said they were detained by police and subjected to torture and beatings because they were homosexual, which is considered a crime by some in their deeply conservative region of Russia.last_img read more

Political Roundup Capping Property Taxes And Interviewing Steve Bannon

first_img Share It’s time again for the Houston Matters weekly political roundup with analysis of national, state, and local political stories — with an eye for how it all might affect Houston and Texas.This week, we discuss everything from the Supreme Court hearing a case over whether Texas voting districts discriminate, another looming deadline for Congress to avoid a government shutdown, Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to cap property tax increases, and the House Intelligence Committee interviewing Steve Bannon.Our panel of political experts this week includes Brandon Rottinghaus, political science professor from the University of Houston and co-host of Houston Public Mediaís Party Politics podcast; Craig Goodman, assistant professor at University of Houston-Victoria; and Jessica Colón, GOP political strategist.last_img read more

BuzzFeed News Taps NPRs Audie Cornish for Facebook Watch Interview Series

first_img“Profile” will be executive produced by Tracey Eyers, who most recently produced NBC’s “Talk Stoop,” BuzzFeed News VP of news and programming Shani Hilton, and BuzzFeed News head of programming Cindy Vanegas-Gesuale.“I’m thrilled to be working with BuzzFeed News and Facebook Watch on a show that reflects the current news cycle and is relevant for an audience eager to hear from the biggest names in the world,” Cornish said in a statement. “I’m excited to continue flexing the hosting muscles I’ve grown at NPR by talking to interesting people and breaking some news along the way.”“BuzzFeed News has a proven track record for engaging their audiences with innovative storytelling and Audie Cornish has consistently driven headlines with her award-winning reporting,” added Campbell Brown, Facebook’s head of global news partnerships.BuzzFeed has previously struck deals with Facebook for Watch shows, including interactive dating series “RelationShipped.” In addition, it’s producing a new game show for Facebook Watch called “Outside Your Bubble,” set to debut in the next few weeks.Other BuzzFeed News programming that it’s sold to platforms and networks include “AM to DM,” a live morning show on Twitter that was recently renewed through 2019, a weekly docu-series for Netflix called “Follow This”; and a Hulu documentary in development on R. Kelly based on BuzzFeed News reporting. Facebook has funded BuzzFeed News’ “Profile,” a weekly interview show hosted by Audie Cornish of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” as part of the social platform’s push into investing in video news programming.“Profile” will be recorded in front of a live studio audience and distributed exclusively on Facebook Watch (but not live-streamed). Each week’s show will feature a different newsmaker from politics, tech, business, and entertainment.No premiere date has been set but it’s scheduled to debut “in the coming weeks,” according to BuzzFeed. “Profile” will be available on Facebook Watch and the show’s page at facebook.com/profilebuzzfeednews.Facebook is gearing up to launch a dedicated section in Facebook Watch that will feature exclusive shows — paid for by Facebook — from news publishers including ABC News, CNN, and Univision. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. 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(ICW), announced that the companies have signed a strategic agreement to integrate and co-develop their health information exchange (HIE) solutions. Through this relationship, GE Healthcare and ICW will leverage their existing solutions and co-develop new offerings for the health information exchange and global eHealth marketplace. Using ICW’s expertise in patient connectivity, GE Healthcare will enhance Centricity Health Information Exchange service’s existing technology, patient connectivity and communications tools while further bolstering their security and interoperability capabilities.“Connectivity is one of the biggest challenges in healthcare today and it directly impacts the quality and cost of patient care,” said Vishal Wanchoo, President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Healthcare IT. “Our strategic relationship with ICW enables GE Healthcare to accelerate our Centricity connectivity solutions and further extend our global capabilities. With our Centricity portfolio of electronic medical records, enterprise systems, clinical repositories and patient solutions, GE Healthcare is now one of the only companies to offer the full range of technology needs for global healthcare IT.” Centricity Health Information Exchange services connects, stores and shares clinical data from hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, labs and other sources to help improve communication flow between care providers and patients and clinicians. The resulting network enables state, government or healthcare delivery organizations to create a secure exchange to share patient conditions, allergies, medication history and other appropriate clinical data across the continuum of care. ICW brings more than 10 years of intensive research and development of state-of-the-art solutions for electronic health information interoperability. The company’s eHealth Infrastructure is in use globally with the Austrian National Health System, the German Federal Ministry for Health and Social Security’s bIT4health consortium, the eHC in Bulgaria and others. This global breadth complements GE Healthcare’s HIE solutions that are installed at customer sites in Massachusetts, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Oregon. For more information: www.icw-global.com and www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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Sports authorities gain temporary right to football fans data

first_imgData Protection Commissioner Irini Loizidou-Nicolaidou has given sports authorities the green light to temporarily gather and log the personal data of football fans, but on condition that the information is deleted within 96 hours.In a statement on Thursday, Loizidou said she was allowing the measure for the time being, until such time as the sports fan card comes into effect.The matter concerns the recent move by the Cyprus Football Association (CFA) to become the sole vendor of certain football away tickets.As things stand, people buying tickets on the CFA’s website will continue to be required to provide their full name, ID number, date of birth and email. Providing a mobile phone number is optional.The CFA decision applies to non-holders of season tickets – that is, visiting fans – and to games designated as high-risk involving Anorthosis, Aek, Apollon, Apoel, Ael and Omonia.According to the CFA, the measure is intended to combat violence at sports venues.Loizidou said the CFA may for the time being continue to gather fans’ information, but that all data – including back-up files – must be destroyed within 96 hours of the end of the football game in question.Her statement came after she met on Thursday with the leaderships of the CFA and the Cyprus Sports Organisation (KOA).Loizidou added that this data gathering ‘by no means substitutes the identity card for sports fans, which is mandated by law’.The data collection by the CFA will continue ‘as a temporary measure’ until such the fan sports card is implemented, she added.Asked why the data would be retained for 96 hours, as opposed to any other duration, Loizidou told the Cyprus Mail that this was to allow police the time to identify suspects in the event of an outbreak of violence.For instance, if a match takes place on Thursday, the police would have access to the CFA data until Monday morning – but no longer.Regarding the date of birth requested, sports authorities said this data field is needed to determine a buyer’s age and thus whether he or she is entitled to any of the special rates offered.The email address is required because, once online payment is made via JCC, the CFA sends buyers an e-ticket which they print out.The CFA’s ticket system will remain in force until the sports fan card is implemented.But this could take some time. It’s understood that KOA intends to invite tenders for the card software design by the end of February.The controversial idea of an identity card for sports fans, voted for in 2014 as part of a bill to fight hooliganism, is opposed by the organised supporters of all major football clubs.Political parties, mainly Akel, have expressed concerns over privacy, in that the personal data sports fans would furnish to obtain a card would be used by police to keep tabs on them.You May Like2019 Cars | Sponsored LinksThese 2019 Cars Cost Under $20k2019 Cars | Sponsored LinksUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Bumstead commends technical education laws that open doors for training a skilled

first_img26Jun Bumstead commends technical education laws that open doors for training a skilled workforce Categories: News State Rep. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, applauded this week’s signing of House Bill 4465 and 4466—now PA 208 and 209 of 2014—which modify the Michigan Merit Curriculum to increase flexibility for high school students so they can explore vocational and career training education outside of traditional college preparatory programs.“I am personally supportive of this legislation because I received technical career education in high school and went on to become a builder and contractor,” Bumstead said. “Sending our kids off to college is all well and good, but not everyone wants to go down that path. There are countless respectable, highly-paid vocational careers, and I am so glad this legislation can help kids discover these less familiar paths to success.”Bumstead co-sponsored both bills, which loosen curriculum restrictions, allowing students, parents, teachers and school districts to craft local programs that meet students’ personalized goals and specific needs. Students in middle and primary school are also encouraged to explore foreign languages and the arts thanks to these guidelines, which may foster increased learning in those topics at an early age.Expansion of vocational and technical education opportunities was a point made during this year’s State of the State address, and Bumstead said he is glad to see Gov. Rick Snyder bringing such valuable legislation to life for the future of Michigan’s skilled workforce.###last_img read more

Rep Frederick featured in national Habitat for Humanity publication

first_img29Mar Rep. Frederick featured in national Habitat for Humanity publication Categories: Frederick News Rep. Ben Frederick was recently featured in Habitat for Humanity’s national publication. The organization highlighted Frederick’s own experiences with Habitat during his childhood when his parents became owners of their own home through Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity. Frederick has focused on housing issues and been an ally of Habitat during his time as a state legislator.From the article:“Suddenly, Habitat took away one of the many key stress points of poverty. Housing was no longer a constant point of concern or instability,” Frederick says. “So my parents could start thinking ‘What is our five-year plan as a family? And how can we do more with experiences to nourish this life?’ And I’m grateful every day for that having happened to our family.”Visit Habitat for Humanity’s website at the following link to read the full article: https://www.habitat.org/stories/habitat-family-finds-freedom-dreamlast_img read more