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Eminems Marshall Mathers Foundation And Carhartt Partner To Offer Charity Hoodie

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first_imgThe Marshall Mathers Foundation, which provides funds for organizations working with at-risk youth in Michigan and throughout the U.S, partnered with Carhartt, America’s premium work wear brand since 1889, to design a limited edition Carhartt Force zip-front hoodie with all proceeds benefitting the Foundation.The hoodie is available for purchase at www.eminem.com.“This collaboration is all about two Detroit icons working together to support kids in Detroit, the state of Michigan and beyond,” said Tony Ambroza, senior vice president of marketing for Carhartt. “We have been a part of the Detroit area for 125 years and are proud to partner with organizations like The Marshall Mathers Foundation that shine a positive light on the city.”The limited edition, heather gray zip –front hoodie is lightweight and made of a 65% cotton/35% polyester blend. It has a screen-printed Eminem logo on the left chest and the back is printed with an anvil graphic with a “313” at its center. It’s encircled by the words “Detroit, Michigan. 1889. 1999.”“We chose this particular sweatshirt because it is similar to a Carhartt hoodie that Marshall often wears on-stage,” Ambroza said. “Since it’s part of our Force line of knits, the hoodie includes our FastDry technology to wick away sweat and our StainBreaker technology to release stains; plus it’s a relaxed fit, which is always popular with customers.”The Marshall Mathers Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to providing assistance to disadvantaged and at-risk youth primarily in Detroit, Michigan and it’s surrounding communities.last_img read more

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Loretta Saunders family frustrated by lack of courtroom access

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first_imgAPTN National NewsLoretta Saunders was killed this past February and the preliminary hearing for the two accused of killing her has been unfolding in Halifax this week.Some family members are frustrated because they haven’t been allowed into the courtroom.APTN’s Trina Roache has this story.last_img

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Caterpillar 1Q Earnings Snapshot

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DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $1.88 billion.The Deerfield, Illinois-based company said it had net income of $3.25 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $2.94 per share.The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.84 per share.The construction equipment company posted revenue of $13.47 billion in the period, which also beat Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $13.4 billion.Caterpillar expects full-year earnings in the range of $11.75 to $12.75 per share.Caterpillar shares have increased 12 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has risen 17 per cent. The stock has dropped almost 8 per cent in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on CAT at https://www.zacks.com/ap/CATThe Associated Press read more

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DR Congo UN agencies step up aid after violence subsides in Kinshasa

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The fighting began on 22 March in Gombe in central Kinshasa, with both sides – Government soldiers (FARDC) and forces loyal to Mr. Bemba, who was defeated last year by current President Joseph Kabila in the run-off round of landmark presidential elections – using heavy weaponry, including heavy shelling and continuous gunfire.The UN mission in the country, known as MONUC, estimates that hundreds died and many more were wounded in the violence which subsided on 24 March. MONUC said today that 140 of Mr. Bemba’s guards, including 15 who were wounded, have surrendered to the mission and are being cared for along with almost 170 members of their families.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) voiced concern for several vulnerable groups in the aftermath of the fighting, including the families and dependents of those loyal to Mr. Bemba and street children who have been arrested. The agency also warned of the risk of sexual violence and other human rights abuses, as well as of alleged arbitrary executions and other reprisals against Mr. Bemba’s supporters.The UN World Health Organization (WHO) has distributed 3 metric tons of essential drugs and surgical materials to meet emergency needs to assist the wounded. WHO also provided 400 rolls of plaster and 100 sheets.The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is currently evaluating the situation of street children and minors who are dependents of Mr. Bemba’s forces sheltered by MONUC.At a press conference today, MONUC officials urged the Government to participate in a democratic dialogue with opposition parties and civil society organizations.The mission called on the DRC’s Government to continue efforts to consolidate democracy after last year’s historic elections intended to bring lasting peace to the country which is rebuilding after a brutal six-year civil war.The Government must “initiate a broad democratic dialogue with the opposition parties as well as civil society organizations to work towards reconciliation,” said MONUC spokesperson Kemal Saiki.Despite the recent unrest in Kinshasa, MONUC reports that most of the rest of the country remains relatively calm. 28 March 2007Following several days of violence in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between Government forces and guards of former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba, United Nations agencies are providing assistance to people in Kinshasa as well as assessing the protection needs of vulnerable groups. read more

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Liberians vote on constitutional changes seen by UN as milestone in peace

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23 August 2011Liberians went to the polls today to vote in a referendum on constitutional changes, a move described by the United Nations envoy for the West African country as a milestone in the process to entrench peace and stability that has prevailed since the end of the civil war in 2003. “It is truly vital that this referendum and the elections to follow are successful,” said Ellen Margrethe Løj, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), in an interview with UNMIL Radio yesterday.“I think it is crucial that the right messages are being sent by each and every Liberian participating. They can only send that message if they participate based on the democratic principles and demonstrate in practice that they want peace and security for all,” she said, adding that the referendum was a “milestone in Liberia’s history.”In the constitutional referendum, voters were asked to made a decision on four proposed amendments, three of which are election-related – to change the electoral system from an absolute to a simple majority for all elections except those for president and vice-president; to move election day from October to November; and to revise the residency clause for presidential and vice-presidential candidates from 10 to five consecutive years immediately prior to an election.The fourth provision would increase the mandatory retirement age for chief justices to 75. While the National Elections Commission has confirmed the date for the presidential and legislative elections as 11 October, the results of the referendum may shift them to 8 November.In his latest report on Liberia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges Liberians to ensure that the polls are free, fair and peaceful.The presidential and legislative polls will be the second round of democratic elections since the end of the decade-long conflict that killed nearly 150,000 people, mostly civilians, and sent 850,000 others fleeing to neighbouring countries. read more

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African Players Walk Out on Russian Soccer Club After

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Igor Gamula  photo from www.independent.co.uk.comAfter the coach of a Russian professional soccer club made offensive comments last week regarding his African players, the players have refused to train with the team.On Friday, coach Igor Gamula of the Russian club FC Rostov said his club had “enough dark-skinned players, we’ve got six of the things,” according to Thestar.com.Paul Mitchell, agent for Rostov’s South African defender Siyanda Xulu, told thestar.com that the five African players “are not prepared to train under the current coach until such time as the situation has been dealt with.Gamula’s comments are just the latest in a head-spinning spate of racist comments and actions directed at Black athletes. While racism in sports is hardly new, the latest incidents still seem shocking at a time when Blacks seem to be such a dominant force in the sports world.Of course there was the infamous case of Donald Sterling, former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers who was caught on tape making racist comments just before last year’s NBA playoffs. The team responded by dumping their Clippers warmup jackets and pants on the court to show their disgust with Sterling. The NBA owners voted to remove Sterling from the NBA by forcing him to sell the team.More recently, Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson offered to sell his portion of the team when he found an e-mail he had written two years ago that he considered to be “inappropriate and offensive.”In the international arena of soccer, racism has been a continual problem. In 2007, Serge Branco, a midfielder from Cameroon who played in a Russian league, endured constant racial abuse from fans of the Zenit St. Petersburg soccer club, according to the New York Times. In 2008, Zenit manager Dick Advocaat reportedly said, “I would be happy to sign anyone, but the fans don’t like Black players.” It was in 2011 when a Zenit fan offered a banana to Roberto Carlos, a Brazilian player. Zenit was also the last top-level Russian club to have never signed a Black player until September 2012, when it signed the Brazilian forward Hulk and Belgian Axel Witsel.In hockey, P.K. Subban, the Black defenseman for the Montreal Canadiens, was bombarded with racist tweets after his game winning goal in double overtime against the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the series. Using Twitter, Bruins fans broadcasted their offensive and racist language. read more

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Ohio State womens volleyball looks to keep rolling in rematch with Michigan

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OSU freshman outside hitter Audra Appold (9) during a game against Purdue on Oct. 16 at St. John Arena. Credit: Courtesy of OSUAfter a tough battle with rival Michigan in Ann Arbor three weeks ago, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team is expecting more of the same when the Wolverines visit Columbus this weekend.In what OSU coach Geoff Carlston called “a total grind-out match,” the 14th-ranked Buckeyes (21-6, 10-5) defeated Michigan (16-10, 6-9) in four sets in their Oct. 24 meeting, with two sets going to extra points and all four sets being decided by the minimum of two points.OSU will be going for a sweep of its rivals on Saturday at 7 p.m. in St. John Arena.“It does help knowing that we’ve beat them before, but I think in the second half of the Big Ten, everyone’s a different team,” senior middle blocker Tyler Richardson said. “So we’re still going to prepare for them just like how we would any other team.”Michigan has been reeling of late, losing its last four games — all against ranked teams — by a combined score of 12 sets to one, but Carlston said he knows the Wolverines will be out for revenge on Saturday.“Getting them at their place, that motivates them to come here and beat us,” he said. “It’s nice to be home … so we certainly need to take advantage of being in St. John this week.”In particular, OSU will have its hands full with sophomore outside hitter Caroline Knop, who has averaged nearly five kills per set in her team’s last five matches.Five seniors will be playing in their final regular-season game against Michigan, including Richardson, outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell, outside hitter Katie Mitchell, middle blocker Andrea Kacsits and setter Emily Ruetter.The Buckeyes have split their six games with Michigan since Mitchell and Kacsits arrived in 2012, and the two seniors are looking to break that tie on Saturday.“It’d be nice to finish playing that rival my four years with a win and look back and say, ‘Yeah, we took care of them,’” Mitchell said.Richardson, who came to Columbus in 2014 after transferring from Middle Tennessee State, said she’s eager to “send them home with an ‘L.’”Buckeyes get pair of 2016 commitsOn Thursday, OSU announced that two high school All-Americans have signed letters of intent to join the Buckeyes next season.Brooke Bailey, a native of Canton, Ohio, is a 6-foot-2 outside hitter who was named a first-team all-Ohio player in each of the last three seasons while playing for Jackson High School.Madison Smeathers, of Vargersville, Indiana, plays multiple positions and was an all-Indiana selection the last two years.What’s next?In the first of three straight road games, OSU is set to head west to take on Iowa on Wednesday at 8 p.m. The Buckeyes won the first matchup of the season against the Hawkeyes in four sets. read more

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Viborg HK has a new target – Andrea Penezić

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Even they had awful season in the EHF Champions League, where Danish champion finished in the Preliminary Round, high ambitions of, still, EHF CL winner, aren’t taken in the question.  After they failed to sign “Romanian Princess”, Cristina Neagu, who will stay in Oltchim for two more seasons, the next target is one of the best left back of the world, Andrea Penezić (26). As “Hbold.dk” reported, negotations are already started between Danes and Croatian star from Slovenian Krim Mercator, who is in the battle for EHF Champions League semifinals.Penezić is the the best Croatian player. She left Podravka last summer and moved to Ljubljana (Krim), where he made a strong “back players trio” with Lekić and Varlec. ← Previous Story Jesper Jensen said “NO” to Wilbek Next Story → Men’s EHF CL (Round 8): Celje PL and Bosna retained TOP 16 chances read more

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Japon Nagasaki et Hiroshima appellent à labandon du nucléaire

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first_imgJapon : Nagasaki et Hiroshima appellent à l’abandon du nucléaire A l’occasion d’une cérémonie pour commémorer les 66 ans des bombardements atomiques de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, les autorités des deux villes sinistrées à l’époque Nagasaki et Hiroshima demandent au gouvernement nippon la mise en place d’une nouvelle politique énergétique.Près de 66 ans, jour pour jour, après le bombardement de la ville de Nagasaki par les Etats-Unis à la fin de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, le maire de la ville Tomihisa Taue, a décidé de lancer un appel pour inciter l’abandon de l’énergie nucléaire. Mardi à Nagasaki, a en effet eu lieu une cérémonie de commémoration, où 44 pays étaient représentés et au cours de laquelle le maire a expliqué : “Comment se fait-il que nous soyons une fois de plus menacés par la crainte des radiations ? Ne sommes-nous plus intimidés par la nature ? Sommes-nous devenus trop confiants dans le contrôle que nous exerçons en tant qu’êtres humains ?”.  À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalité”En tant que peuple d’une nation qui a connu la déflagration nucléaire, nous devons continuer à exiger qu’il n’y ait “Plus jamais de hibakusha!””, a rappelé M. Taue dans son discours, en utilisant le mot réservé aux victimes des radiations atomiques, rapporte l’AFP. Dans sa déclaration, le maire a par ailleurs appelé à développer des énergies alternatives plus sûres, comme le solaire, l’éolien et la biomasse, après la catastrophe survenue à la centrale nucléaire Fukushima Daiichi : “Peu importe le temps qu’il faudra, il est nécessaire de promouvoir le développement d’énergies renouvelables à la place du nucléaire afin de parvenir à une société dotée d’une base énergétique sûre”.Réduire la dépendance à l’énergie nucléaire De même, le Premier ministre japonais Naoto Kan a réaffirmé le 6 août dernier, la nécessité de réduire la dépendance du pays à l’énergie nucléaire lors d’une cérémonie organisée à Hiroshima pour marquer le 66e anniversaire de la première attaque mondiale à la bombe atomique, rapporte Le Courrier du Vietnam. Lors d’une déclaration de paix annuelle, le maire d’Hiroshima, Kazumi Matsui, a ainsi, comme celui de Nagasaki, demandé au gouvernement japonais de réviser sa politique énergétique suite à la crise nucléaire provoquée par le séisme et le tsunami du 11 mars, alors que plusieurs mois après la catastrophe, la centrale de Fukushima continue de relâcher des substances radioactives dans l’environnement, selon Le Courrier du Vietnam.Le 9 août 2011 à 10:41 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Avant dentrer en éruption les volcans se mettent à crier

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first_imgAvant d’entrer en éruption, les volcans se mettent à “crier”Une nouvelle étude publiée dans la revue Nature met en évidence “les cris du volcan” à savoir un phénomène sonore qui précède les éruptions volcaniques. Les recherches ont été menées sur l’activité du Mont Redoubt, un volcan actif situé en Alaska.Les éruptions volcaniques ne s’accompagnent pas seulement d’effusion de lave, d’explosion de cendres ou encore de tremblements de terre. Celles-ci sont également précédées de crissements et sonorités tout à fait audibles à l’oreille humaine. Un phénomène surprenant que dévoile une nouvelle étude publiée dans la revue Nature Geoscience.Lors de l’éruption d’un volcan, on observe généralement un séisme volcanique appelé trémor, causé par la remontée du magma. Mais cette libération massive d’énergie engendre également l’émission d’ondes sonores, un phénomène connu sous le nom de “tremblement harmonique” et observé sur un grand nombre de volcans du monde entier. Si la plupart de ces ondes sonores sont proches de l’infrason, bien trop grave pour être perçu, d’autres sont parfois émises à des fréquences plus élevées ce qui les rend audibles à nos oreilles.Pour mettre en évidence ce phénomène sonore, les scientifiques ont étudié l’activité du Mont Redoubt, un volcan actif situé en Alaska. En 2009, le cratère a fait l’objet d’une série d’éruptions massives causant d’importantes retombées de cendres dans un périmètre de 15 kilomètres. Or, chaque éruption, a été précédé par l’émission de sons se distinguant par leur haute fréquence.Un schéma sonore bien précis Du fait de leur puissance, les tremblements harmoniques du Mont Redoubt ont été baptisés “cris du volcan” par les chercheurs. Mieux encore : ils ont pu être enregistrés puis condensés dans une version accélérée qu’il est possible d’écouter sur : https://soundcloud.com/uw-today/redoubtscream.Les résultats indiquent que les cris du volcan suivent un schéma sonore bien précis. Le volume va crescendo puis les sons s’arrêtent juste avant l’éruption. “La fréquence sonore grandit pour devenir incroyablement élevée, alors il y a une pause, puis l’explosion” indique à New Scientist Alicia Hotovec-Ellis doctorante à l’Université de Washingon et co-auteur de l’étude. La fréquence passe en effet de 1 à 30 Hertz, le seuil perceptible par l’oreille humaine étant environ de 20 Hertz.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Selon les chercheurs, les cris et le trémor du volcan Redoubt seraient causés par la haute pression de la poussée du magma à travers l’ouverture étroite de la cheminée volcanique. Cette particularité pourrait alors permettre de mettre en place un système d’alerte limité permettant d’anticiper l’arrivée d’une éruption quelques heures avant.?(Crédit photo : United States Geological Survey)Le 17 juillet 2013 à 09:47 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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What to Expect from Stranger Things Season Two

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first_img 11 Best Monsters Made From Dead People PartsOriginal ‘Stranger Things’ Plan May Confirm Will Byers’ Sexuality Few things are kept as secret as what’s going to happen in season two of Stranger Things.Entertainment Weekly’s new cover story is on Stranger Things, and while even the publication is strapped for details, we’ve learned a few things about the upcoming season, the Upside-Down, and what’s in store emotionally for some of the characters.One of the biggest cliffhangers from the first season was the fate of Will Byers who returned from the Upside-Down, but not unscathed. In one of the season’s final scenes, we see him coughing up some kind of slug and getting seemingly transported back into the alternate dimension. According to co-creator Matt Duffer, however, what he sees may not be entirely there.“He seems to be seeing images from the Upside Down—the question is whether they’re real or not,” says co-creator Matt Duffer. “So it seems like he’s having some sort of post-traumatic stress disorder.”Another loose thread from the first season involves Sheriff Jim Hopper, who was led into a car belonging to the shady Department of Energy agency that was responsible for Eleven and the portal leading to the Upside-Down. Additionally, Hopper is seen going to an isolated spot in the woods and dropping some Eggos in a box. Was it for Eleven, or did it serve another purpose?Back in Hawkins, he’s taken on a new authority role, especially to those who were involved with the events of Will Byers’ disappearance.“It kind of falls on Hopper to be the voice of authority to say, ‘This did happen, and this didn’t happen,’” actor David Harbour, who plays Hopper, said. “He’s struggling with the compromise that takes him to, having to lie and cover things up.”In the meantime, a lot of characters are trying to get back to normal. Joyce is dating again (Bob, played by Sean Astin), and siblings Nancy and Mike are attempting to deal with the “deaths” of their friends Barb and Eleven.Dustin, played by Gaten Matarazzo, added some levity to the interview, saying that his character will get to bond with a new kind of pet in the upcoming season. Obviously, it’s not something a child should be taking care of.“It’s a little creature I get to bond with,” Matarazzo said. “It’s obviously not from this planet or this dimension.”Otherwise, details are scarce. A teaser that dropped during the Super Bowl highlighted some things we expected, like the return of Eleven, and more from the Upside-Down. This included an amazing shot of some giant creature in a red sky.Entertainment Weekly’s cover, which depicts the five kids at the heart of the story, also shows how they’ve aged in the past year. Granted, most of them look the same, but Millie Bobby Brown is sporting some serious curls that I can’t get enough of. Hold on to your Eggos! Your exclusive first look at #StrangerThings season 2 is officially here: https://t.co/VX7a2uOwtP pic.twitter.com/stAY6xGzuC— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) February 8, 2017From previous casting news, we also know that Paul Reiser will also be joining the cast as Dr. Owens, a high-ranking member of the aforementioned shady organization. Also coming to Hawkins are siblings Max and Billy, who interact with the core group of preteens.Duffer said that while Max (played by Sadie Sink) will become a love interest for Lucas and Dustin, Billy, her older brother, might be more malicious.“The evil in the real world is often as bad or worse than the supernatural evil, so we wanted to introduce a character like that,” he said.So, that’s good.The second season of Stranger Things will be hitting Netflix this Halloween.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Three defendants in ranching standoff agree to plea deals

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first_imgPORTLAND — Three of the final seven defendants charged in the Ammon Bundy-led takeover of a national wildlife refuge last year took plea deals Monday instead of heading to trial.Sean and Sandy Anderson, a couple from Riggins, Idaho, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Portland to misdemeanor trespassing in exchange for the dismissal of felony conspiracy and weapons charges. Also taking that step was Dylan Anderson of Provo, Utah, who is not related to the Idaho couple.U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown sentenced the three to a year of probation each and required each one to pay $1,000 restitution to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.All must ask their probation officers for permission to camp on public lands and must avoid the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, located in southeastern Oregon’s high desert.“The Malheur refuge is not on my bucket list,” Sean Anderson told Brown.The remaining four will go to trial next week.Ammon Bundy, joined by his brother Ryan and a band of followers, seized the refuge on Jan. 2, 2016, to protest the federal control of Western lands and the imprisonment of two ranchers convicted of setting fires.last_img read more

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NW MiamiDade home robbed by intruders posing as police

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first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities are searching for two men who, they said, robbed a home in Northwest Miami-Dade at gunpoint, Sunday afternoon, all while dressed as police officers.According to Miami-Dade Police, the impostors entered the house, located near Northwest 22nd Avenue and 103rd Street, while wearing tactical gear labeled “police.”Once inside, officials said, the duo tied up the homeowners and stole jewelry and a gun.Area resident Glenda Mendez said she saw the robbers. “There was a black SUV. There were two gentlemen that came out of the car, came through over here, dressed up as cops,” she said.Investigators said the thieves escaped in a black Jeep Cherokee driven by a third subject.If you have any information on their whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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7Eleven hosts Bring Your Own Cup event

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first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Whether you like your 7-Eleven Slurpees in a cup or in a bowl, the popular convenience store is offering Slurpees in your own cup.During their “Bring Your Own Cup” event, 7-Eleven is allowing customers to bring their own cups into the store on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.For just $1.50, guests are able to fill their cups with as much Slurpee as they would like.Here are the rules, according to 7-Eleven’s website:cup must fit upright within 10-inch holecup must be food-safe cleancup must be watertightone cup per person7-Eleven’s website also suggests their customers share their cup creations on social media, using the hashtag “#BYOCupDay.”For a list of stores, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Need Magazine to Close

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first_imgNeed, the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based “humanitarian” quarterly is set to close at the end of January unless its founders manage to get a cash infusion—fast.“We have not been able to raise the money needed to continue through subscriptions, advertising sponsors and/or investors,” founder and executive director Kelly Kinnunen wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:. “We have not been able to pay anyone for the last three weeks.”Like so many other magazines, Need began to struggle earlier this year amidst the advertising downturn. This summer, the magazine launched a pair of subscription campaigns—called “ScrewTheMan, SaveTheWorld,” and “Who Cares?”—in an effort to stay in business. The magazine said it wanted to muster up 25,000 new subscribers, which at the time would more than double its circulation of 19,000. If successful, Need said it would “eliminate all commercial advertising for one year (thus screwing the man) and replace the allocated advertising pages with stories of how readers are involved in saving the world.”Need saw some positive response initially, as subscription revenue jumped nearly 900 percent through June, July and August. But despite the revenue boost, Need editor-in-chief Stephanie Kinnunen told FOLIO: in August that the campaigns to that point had secured only “a fraction” of the new subscriptions needed to meet its ambitious goal.Kelly Kinnunen said he and Stephanie (his wife) “invested everything we had personally” in order to keep Need afloat. Despite the dour outlook, he said he remains hopeful that the magazine’s luck could change.“We are not discounting the possibility of a miracle happening,” Kinnunen said.Besides Kelly and Stephanie Kinnunen, Need employs four other staffers.last_img read more

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Law enforcement most corrupt sector TIB

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first_imgLogo of TIBThe law enforcement agencies have been ranked the top corrupt sector among other public service offices in the country.The Transparency International Bangladesh revealed this picture of the corruption in its household survey tiled ‘Corruption in Service Sector: National Household Survey 2017’The TIB said this at a press conference at the MIDAS Centre in the capital on Thursday.According to the study, law enforcement agencies are followed by the passport office while Bangladesh Roads Transport Authority (BRTA) is ranked third in the corruption index. As many as 89 per cent people believe that none can avail services without bribes, said the study which was conducted in the year of 2017.The estimated amount bribes in 2016-17 fiscal was Tk 106.89 billion, which is 0.5 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 3.4 per cent of the annual national budget.last_img read more

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General Electric Develops a 500GB Optical Disc

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first_img Pioneer to Ship PC-Based Blu-ray Disc Drive in Q1 2006 Micro-holographic discs have a larger storage capacity than DVDs or Blu-ray because they store information on the disc in three dimensions, rather than just pits on the surface of the disc. G.E. has recently made dramatic improvements in the material that significantly increases the amount of light that can be reflected by the holograms. By increasing the reflectivity of the disc you increase the storage capacity. This will enable players to be built which are backwards compatible with existing DVD and Blu-ray technologies.In a statement, from G.E.: “the hardware and formats are so similar to current optical storage technology that the micro-holographic players will enable consumers to play back their CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs.”G.E. also added: “the day when you can store your entire high definition movie collection on one disc and support high resolution formats like 3D television is closer than you think.” GE will need to work with hardware manufacturers to bring the technology to the consumer market.Micro-holographic technology is truly a breakthrough in the development of the materials that are so critical to ultimately bringing holographic storage to the everyday consumer.General Electric’s first priority will be to target the technology to commercial markets like television networks, movie studios, medical field and hospitals for holding data-intensive images. However selling to the broader corporate and consumer market is the larger goal.© 2009 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — G.E. has unveiled a 500 GB micro-holographic disc that is the same size as existing DVD’s. The storage capacity is equivalent to 100 DVD’s and is aimed at the archive industry but eventually can be used in the consumer market place. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Citation: General Electric Develops a 500GB Optical Disc (2009, April 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-04-electric-500gb-optical-disc.html Explore furtherlast_img read more

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Pearl receives 5000 scholarship at Newport Jazz Festival

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first_imgJay Sweet, executive producer of Newport Jazz Festival, with scholarship winners Matthew Pearl and Luca Simeone, and David Giunta, CEO of the US for Natixis Investment ManagersPhoto/submittedRegion – Matthew Pearl, a recent graduate of Marlborough High School was presented with a $5,000 2019 George Wein Jazz Ambassador Scholarship Aug. 3 at the Newport Jazz Festival held at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I.Also receiving the scholarship that day was Luca Simeone of Kingston, R.I.Natixis Investment Managers, the presenting sponsor of the Newport Jazz Festival, awards the scholarships annually, in coordination with the Newport Festivals Foundation, to young artists who have shown tremendous music ability, strong academic achievement, and a commitment to giving back to their communities.Natixis Investment Managers, one of the world’s largest asset management firms, has been presenting sponsor of the Newport Jazz Festival since 2011 and has awarded $5,000 scholarships to 20 aspiring college-bound musicians over that period. The scholarships are named in celebration of George Wein, the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival and an ambassador for jazz music, who has spent his life working to bring people together through the power of jazz.David Giunta, CEO of the US for Natixis Investment Managers, presented the scholarships to Pearl and Simeone on the Fort Stage Aug. 3, before the performance of Grammy- and Tony Award-winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater.Pearl, a tenor saxophone player, is a 2019 graduate of Marlborough High School. He will continue studying jazz at the University of Hartford in the fall.last_img read more

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Billionaire Entrepreneur Mark Cuban Bitcoin Has No Shot as a LongTerm Digital

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first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Mark Cuban invests in a motley mix of businesses, from the big (Magnolia Pictures, the Dallas Mavericks and Dropbox) to the small (a candied pretzel startup, a Snapchat-like texting app and a sippy cup maker). And the list goes on and all over the board. But the veteran tech mogul isn’t putting his money behind Bitcoin. Not yet.  “Nope, I haven’t invested in Bitcoin yet,” Cuban told Entrepreneur.com on the set of Shark Tank. “I go up and down on it.”He seemed pretty down on it back in March, when he told USA Today at SXSW that he think’s Bitcoin is “great as an encryption technology,” but not as a cryptocurrency. Not for the long haul. The future, he predicts, isn’t bright for Bitcoin as a cryptocash.Related: Billionaire Entrepreneur Mark Cuban: ‘Failure is Part of the Success Equation’Like many, Cuban compares Bitcoin to gold and says central banks will never let it truly succeed. He also noted that “no one” that he knows in traditional sales who accepts it as payment keeps it as Bitcoin: “They all translate it to dollars.” And, if they convert the digital money to traditional fiat money, in his mind, it’s not a currency.Gold Could Collapse Just Like Bitcoin Did http://t.co/612372yB98— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) April 28, 2013 September 26, 2014 3 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. “As a transport mechanism, an accounting digital transport mechanism, it’s unique and has a great opportunity in the future,” Cuban told USA Today. “I think it’s got no shot as a long term digital currency.”Related: PayPal Embraces Bitcoin Payments, Partners With BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoinIf the Dallas Mavericks owner ever does jump on the Bitcoin bandwagon, he says it would be purely for entertainment value. “I’d look at [buying] it, but more as fun. It’s almost like buying and selling baseball cards, but there’s definitely risk involved if you’re looking at it to be a long-term currency.”Will Cuban ever break down and add Bitcoin to his ever-exploding portfolio? “The jury’s still out,” he told us. We’ll have to wait and see.To see Cuban size up some promising startups outside of the Bitcoin realm, tune in tonight to the Season Six premiere of Shark Tank from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET/PT on your local ABC station.Related: Shark Tank’s ‘Mr. Wonderful’ on Teaching Kids About Money: ‘Put Their Noses In It, Like You’re Training a Puppy’ Register Now »last_img read more

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first_img News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco News | April 30, 2009 First Neuroimaging Study Reveals Brain Activation Differences in Children with Autism Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more Related Content News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. April 30, 2009 – In the first neuroimaging study to examine motor execution in children with autism, researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute used fMRI found that children with autism relied more heavily on a region of the brain responsible for conscious, effortful movement, while their typically developing peers utilized a region of the brain important for automating motor tasks. The study published online in the journal Brain’s April 23 Brain Advanced Access, compared the brain activity of children with high functioning autism and their typically developing peers while performing a simple motor task tapping their fingers in sequence. The researchers Children with autism also showed less connectivity between different regions of the brain involved in coordinating and executing movement, supporting the theory that a decreased ability of distant regions of the brain to communicate with each other forms the neurological basis of autism.Researchers used fMRI scans to examine the brain activity of 13 children with high functioning autism and 13 typically developing children while performing sequential finger tapping. The typically developing children had increased activity in the cerebellum, a region of the brain important for automating motor tasks, while children with autism had increased activity in the supplementary motor area (SMA), a region of the brain important for conscious movement. This suggests children with autism have to recruit and rely on more conscious, effortful motor planning because they are not able to rely on the cerebellum to automate tasks.Researchers also examined the functional connectivity of the brain regions involved in motor planning and execution in order to compare the activity between different brain regions involved in the same task. The children with autism showed substantially decreased connectivity between the different brain regions involved in motor planning and execution. These results add to increasing evidence that autism is related to abnormalities in structural and functional brain connectivity, which makes it difficult for distant regions of the brain to learn skills and coordinate activities.”Tapping your fingers is a simple action, but it involves communication and coordination between several regions of the brain,” said Dr. Stewart H. Mostofsky, senior study author and a pediatric neurologist in the Department of Developmental Cognitive Neurology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. “These results suggest that in children with autism, fairly close regions of the brains involved in motor tasks have difficulty coordinating activity. If decreased connectivity is at the heart of autism, it makes sense social and communication skills are greatly impaired, as they involve even more complex coordination between more distant areas of the brain.”While autism is characterized by impaired communication and social skills, these abilities are hard for scientists to measure and quantify. In contrast, the neurological processes behind motor skills are well understood, and motor tasks can be objectively observed and measured. Examining motor execution provides researchers a way to study the basic brain systems important for learning and guiding actions, which has important implications for all learned behavior, including complex communication and social skills. Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute have been using the study of motor skills as an important window into the neurobiological basis of autism.”When we learn to interact with the world around us, we acquire many skills,” said Dr. Mostofsky. “Whether they are complex social skills or simple motor skills, they all begin with the brain responding to a stimulus and learning the appropriate response. In this way, studying motor skills provides important information about how the brain of a child with autism learns differently, and how autism affects the basic neural systems important for acquiring all skills, from tapping your toes in rhythm to recognizing emotions in the facial expressions of others.”Funding support for this study was provided through grants from the National Alliance for Autism Research/Autism Speaks, the National Institutes of Health and the Johns Hopkins General Clinical Research Center.For more information: www.kennedykrieger.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read morelast_img read more

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