APTN National NewsWhen Whitehorse’s new minimum security jail opened last year, programs for First Nations were said to be a top priority.Most inmates in the Yukon jail are Aboriginal and today the facility does have services in place.One inmate facing trial, however, has launched a human rights complaint against the jail alleging he has no access to Aboriginal programming.APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean has this story.
Things That Caught My EyeDraft Day!It’s the first day of the NFL draft, meaning that enormous financial concerns are about to publicly gamble in prime time television, which is always pretty cool. Penn State’s Saquon Barkley is the top running back prospect in this year’s draft and will likely go very early in the evening. But a team betting on a workhorse running back isn’t always the sure bet it was once considered. From 2006 to 2015, there were only three running backs drafted in the top five, and to some extent they never really panned out for their teams. Since then, we’ve had the phenomenal Leonard Fournette and Ezekiel Elliott going each at 4th. Barkley could join them if he joins the Giants at No. 2 or Browns at No. 4. [FiveThirtyEight]‘The Blind Side’ is overIn the aftermath of “The Blind Side,” which extolled the virtues of the left tackle position and lead to a commensurate skyrocketing to the value of those players, teams appeared to undervalue guards compared to tackles. In the 32-team era, 62 tackles were drafted in the first round of the draft compared to 14 guards. That may be changing, since 2013 the total value of draft picks for left tackles has been essentially in free fall since the post-2006 highs. [FiveThirtyEight]Oldest sport adapts to new realitiesThe International Association of Athletics Federations, which governs the world of track and field, will implement new regulations regarding testosterone levels for elite female athletes. Most women have testosterone levels ranging from 0.12 to 1.79 nanomoles per liter, while most men have 7.7 to 29.4 nanomoles per liter. The regulations — which will undoubtably fuel controversy from literally every angle, and that’s okay — will impact women who have testosterone levels above 5.0 nanomoles per liter, and would require them to choose between hormone therapy, not competing internationally, or competing against men. [The New York Times]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Winnipeg, city of miseryA new calculation for the quantified metropolitan sports misery score that counts not only the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL but also the MLS and Canadian Football League puts the Canadian city of Winnipeg over perennial sports drought cities like Cincinnati and Buffalo to have the most yearning-for-a-win fans. [The 10 and 3]Tsunami of corruptionA draft report published Wednesday by the Independent Review of Integrity in Tennis follows up on earlier investigations from the BBC and BuzzFeed to find evidence of match-fixing in the sport, particularly at lower levels. The report found 20 unnamed high-level players who lost at least one suspicious match from 2005 to 2008. [BuzzFeed]World Cup getting called from statesideFox Sports is rolling out details about its play calling teams for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia. Given the lack of an American presence at the cup — the United States failed to qualify — Fox elected to pare back its footprint in Russia proper and will have only one of five announced crews actually in Russia. [World Soccer Talk, The Associated Press]Big Number(s)161.4Looking at a stat called five-year approximate value, the hoarde of valuable draft picks held by the Cleveland Browns is truly formidable. Overall, the Browns have a total draft expected value of 161.4, which is head and shoulders above their nearest competitors, the Bills (124.3), Colts (122.1) and Broncos (116.4). The Browns are poised for a guaranteed consequential couple of days, for better or for worse. [The Washington Post]Leaks from Slack: neil:MLB Now talking about 8 teams currently being on pace for 100+ losses…. wonder how that compares to other seasons via something more rigorous like Elo?natesilver:we have two teams projected for 100+, and 2 more for 99plus one at 97 and one at 95seems like a lot for this early in the seasonneil:TankFest ’18Predictions NBA See more NBA predictions All newsletters Oh, and don’t forgetThe past few weeks of the Overwatch League have been outstanding We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆 Join the squad. Subscribe
INDIANAPOLIS — After sneaking past Northwestern, 67-61, in overtime Friday in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament, the Ohio State men’s basketball team will play Michigan on Saturday. The Buckeyes needed an Evan Turner buzzer-beater from just inside halfcourt to top the Wolverines in the 2010 tournament. With the No. 4-seeded Wolverines’ (20-12) 60-55 win against Illinois on Friday, Michigan coach John Beilein said his team is playing its best basketball late in the season. After a 1-6 start to Big Ten play, Michigan put together an 8-3 record down the stretch to finish 9-9 in conference play. The Wolverines were able to close the season strong because of improved play from their young players. Michigan starts two freshmen and one sophomore. That sophomore, guard Darius Morris, leads the Wolverines in scoring and assists with 15.1 and 6.8, respectively. That assist mark tops the Big Ten. OSU point guard Aaron Craft likely would be the primary defender of Morris. The freshman said he is looking forward to the opportunity. “Defense is something I’ve definitely taken pride in over the years,” he said. “I definitely enjoy the challenge.” Morris had 17 points and seven assists against Illinois. Freshman guard Tim Hardaway Jr. and redshirt freshman forward Jordan Morgan are next in scoring for the Wolverines, with 13.8 and 9.5 points per game, respectively. OSU freshman forward Jared Sullinger said he knows how he will approach the talented, young Michigan squad. “It’s the Big Ten,” he said. “This is where you’ve got to be physical, especially in the Big Ten Tournament.” The Buckeyes took home victories in both matchups with Michigan this season, with a 68-64 win Jan. 12 in Ann Arbor, Mich., and a 62-53 victory Feb. 3 at home. OSU junior guard William Buford topped all Buckeye scorers in the teams’ first meeting, with 19 points. Sullinger put up 19 of his own in the second meeting with the Wolverines, to go along with 15 rebounds. But, the Buckeyes are looking forward, not back. “We have a game tomorrow,” Sullinger said, “and that’s really where our focus is at.” Michigan would all but assure an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament with a victory against No. 1 OSU. If OSU shoots like it did against Northwestern, it may make that victory more likely. The Buckeyes tied a season low by connecting on just 32 percent of their shots from the floor against the Wildcats. “Hopefully we shoot the ball a little better tomorrow,” Matta said. Though shooting may be a concern, the fact that four players — Sullinger, Craft, senior guard Jon Diebler and fifth-year senior forward David Lighty — played 40 minutes or more against the Wildcats does not seem to be. “I don’t think it affects us at all,” Lighty said. “We’ve been through it before, last year and even the year before that. It’s just us coming out and continuing to do what we do.” The Buckeyes will face the Wolverines at 1:40 p.m. Saturday at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Sky News reporter Joe Tidy got more than he bargained for when he interviewed revellers live on the Notting Hill Carnival parade route.The journalist was speaking to carnival-goers early on Sunday morning, when he was splattered with paint.Tidy saw the funny side of the ambush, joking that he: “absolutely deserved this.”His excited interviewees then covered his face with blue paint and doused him in silly string, which he had to try to remove from his earpiece.
Women will make RAF fighting units stronger because of their “emotional intelligence”, its head of recruiting has said. On Friday it became the first military service to open all roles to both men and women, following the lifting of a Government ban on women in close combat roles.Women can now apply to join the RAF’s ground-fighting force, which is deployed to protect bases and airfields across the world, and has previously sustained casualties in Afghanistan.Group captain Wendy Rothery, head of RAF recruiting and selection, told the Daily Telegraph that the change would strengthen the force.”Combat is a very human thing,” she said. “Women bring a different perspective, a different style of leadership to men and we’ve seen that in other roles in the Royal Air Force that we’ve introduced women into. Emotional intelligence would be one aspect of that.” Richard Langley, chief of staff of the protection force, said women would help units engage better with the local community, which could prevent attacks on bases. “Our job is to protect the Royal Air Force, that means getting out into the villages, and the streets, of where the local population around our airbases are, and preventing insurgents and terrorists from trying to launch attacks against our airbases. “That means actually connecting with the local population, really getting through with the hearts and minds,” he said, adding that female members would help relations in areas where local residents tend to be young families with many women and children.A former commander of British forces in Afghanistan said he was strongly opposed to the plans.Colonel Richard Kemp told the BBC that tough training would put too much strain on their bodies. There are 11 women who were waiting for the change to come into force before they could apply. Women currently make up 10 per cent of the RAF. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Early last week Nintendo suffered some embarrassment when it was discovered a Miiverse debug menu was accessible on the Wii U. A gamer known as Trike on neoGAF gained access simply by hovering over the Miiverse exit button and pressing “X.”The debug menu allowed him to see a prototype version of Miiverse, access admin accounts, and regenerate passwords, but it also revealed two new games for the Wii U. They are Yoshi’s Land and Soul Hackers.Little has been heard since then about whether those games actually exist, and if they do, how far into development they are. However, Best Buy and Future Shop have now both started listing Yoshi’s Land on their respective online stores and in so doing confirming the game’s existence.For the moment, Yoshi’s Land can be pre-ordered for $59.99 with the estimated release date being set at December 31. Clearly Nintendo wants to keep the sales momentum of the Wii U going after Christmas with a key game launch, and a new Yoshi title would certainly class as one such game. Unfortunately, there’s no details about the game in the description of either listing other than to confirm what we already expect: Yoshi in HD and a game that uses both your TV and the GamePad display.This leak by Best Buy may be frustrating for Nintendo, especially as it was Best Buy that leaked the Wii Mini early yesterday, but if the December 31 release date is real then marketing for the game has to begin soon anyway. Best Buy just gave them a head start and probably got a lot of Nintendo fans very excited about an imminent new Yoshi game being released.via Eurogamer
Stay on target The room is large and bright, and not just because lights were plastered around. The walls are a steely brand of off white. The desks are crisp and clean, dotted with photos, computers, and random knick-knacks, including one desk with a Joker card displayed prominently. Off to one side is a small lab filled with 3D printers and other equipment. Next to that is a large black office with its own private bathroom. On the wall is a large picture of Alan Tudyk in a suit, and it’s probably the place’s most amusing feature.The set of Powerless looks like every early stage start-up, minus the crew with headsets bustling about and the elevator that goes nowhere. As Teddy (Danny Pudi) and Ron (Ron Funches) argue with Emily (Vanessa Hudgens) and Jackie (Christina Kirk) about whether somebody named Tony the Hot Dog guy is funny or creepy, a guy on a hoverboard floats by dropping off mail. There are multiple inspirational messages sketched out on the floor in electric tape, musings to make employees work harder (“teamwork makes the dream work”). On the wall, it says “change the world” but according to Tudyk, who plays Bruce Wayne’s less interesting cousin Van Wayne, it came with the office, so who cares really.The intricately styled stage sets the scene for Emily’s introduction to the world of Wayne Security and of Charm City, which is filled with people trying to live their daily lives without getting interrupted by a supervillain attack. The company is staffed with jaded employees with little creativity to invent preventive gadgets in a world filled with superheroes. The company has the potential to be something great. It has all the pieces. However, there’s something only half done about it. It looks like a start-up because it’s basically a failing one. By the time we enter Wayne Security in the pilot, it’s about to shut down.But that’s not a problem for Emily.“Emily’s very positive and very optimistic,” Hudgens said during a roundtable interview on the set. “She truly believes she can change the world and she wants to, and she wants to motivate people to do the same. But obviously, being around superheroes and supervillains and getting used to the damage they cause… and getting used to having the worst boss ever… it definitely is taxing on Emily, but she stays chipper.Powerless takes place in Charm City, which showrunner Patrick Schumaker says is like the DC universe’s Cleveland, although writer Sabrina Jalees says it also has a New Jersey vibe. Basically, it’s a nothing city–not large enough to be Metropolis or Gotham, and not boasting any big superhero names, but big enough that a girl from a small town (which the show calls a “flyover state” because of all the superheroes that never stop there) could strive to. They have Crimson Fox and, according to Schumaker, others that are “a little pissy” that they’re the B-team. When we meet the main cast, they also feel that way.Van specifically wants to get out as soon as possible. What we learn is that he looks up to his cousin Bruce, but a little too much, and without looking to put in any of the efforts.“He wants to go to Gotham, that’s where he wants to climb the ladder…he doesn’t want to do anything,” said Tudyk about Van. “He just wants to be asked to be there. He’s a Wayne. But he doesn’t work.”The people behind the show are a different story. The actors differ in how they relate to the DC universe (some are comic book fans, and some only know it from films), but all are excited to see what becomes of their characters.Evans Vestal Ward/Warner Bros/NBCPudi and Funches specifically, who are long time nerds, smiled when they talked about certain geeky topics. A batarang plays a role in one of the later episodes, for example, and both talked about getting to hold it. In another, Tudyk puts on a Robin costume.Even just rattling off names of things from the DC universe is amusing.“Flash was one of my favorites as a kid,” Pudi said, “Just being able to say ‘The Flash’ on television is exciting.”Don’t expect to see the Flash, or any of the other Justice League members for that matter, in any of the episodes. The point of Powerless is that Charm City is B-tier. There will be some Justice League Europe references and some visits from Atlantean businessmen. Schumaker said that the show has been a part of long discussions with DC about which characters to use, so the Justice League is a no-go, but the Global Guardians are fair game.“We want to make sure that we’re not trying to promise or over deliver characters here,” Pudi said. “Because I think then it becomes about the superheroes and that world more than it does about the office here.”What the viewers will get: Wayne Security, the mention of Bruce Wayne, vague glimpses of Batman’s stuff. The Wayne name is “brand recognition,” according to Schumaker. “It would be a touchstone for people who weren’t so hardcore in DC mythology,” he explained. This is why the plot was dramatically changed from its original incarnation, where everybody worked at an insurance agency.“We kind of hit a wall,” Schumaker explained. “Nobody on the staff understood the world of insurance. When the turnover happened, and we were asked to take over, we decided to do something that would more organically bring in the genre elements.”Evans Vestal Ward/NBCOnly the pilot episode was available to press before the premiere, but Jalees says that the showrunners are letting the writers tell their own human stories. One episode shows how an increase in villainy can make women feel uncomfortable without even phasing men and it draws on Jalees’ experiences in a post-Trump society.“Now more than ever, with the title being Powerless and the idea that we can all relate to having zero say or influence in these huge overarching things that have huge consequences to our lives and the best, and only thing we can do, is to lean on each other…and try to make the day-to-day better,” she said.Superheroes in this universe are the equivalent of athletes, politicians, or celebrities. They’re out of reach and doing their own things that can have an effect on the everyday people that occupy the same space. So viewers won’t be seeing a lot of them when watching Powerless. However, they’ll be seeing excited and knowledgeable actors, writers, and producers playing around in the DC world, along with the casualties that go along with that (including maybe dating henchmen)“It’s not about who’s the supervillain they have to kill this week,” Hudgens said. “It’s like, what paperwork do we need to finish, and who’s trying to mess everything up?”Powerless premieres Thursday, Feb. 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The ‘Powerless’ Pilot Begs the Question: Where Do We Go From Here?Alan Tudyk is the nerd-of-all-trades
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Seahawks linebacker Cassius Marsh is pleading for the person who stole his valuable collection of “Magic: The Gathering” cards to return it.Marsh tells The Seattle Times the collection is valued at $20,000 to $25,000. He says he was at a nightclub in downtown Seattle on Tuesday night when someone smashed his car window and stole two backpacks. His card collection was in one and his team-issued iPad was in the other.“Magic: The Gathering” is a popular fantasy trading card game. Marsh tells The Seattle Times that he’s “a nerd, for sure” and that playing the game helps him relax.He has offered a pair of free tickets to Seattle’s next home game to anyone who returns the cards.
Vancouver – Friends of Education Opportunities for Children and Families is seeking nominations for “Early Learning Champions,” the organization announced in a news release.The group will hold its sixth annual Early Learning Champions Awards Luncheon at noon May 10 at Club Green Meadows in Vancouver. There, it will honor award recipients chosen for their “investment of time, talent and treasure” in programs supporting education for children from birth to age 5.Nominations are due by March 31. Seven people will be recognized in seven categories. Nominations can be made at surveymonkey.com/r/8SMYXZ3 or can be requested on paper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-567-2701.
The team’s manager Davide Ballardini says that the match against Sassuolo will be exceptional and he’s trying to overcome any obstacle to get a winGenoa started their season with a good 2-1 victory against Empoli last season.And manager Davide Ballardini wants to continue on the winning patch when his team plays against Sassuolo today.But Sassuolo has not been defeated in two matches played so far in the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A season.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“It is not easy to play against teams that have a smart trequartista in the side, like Empoli or Sassuolo,” he told Football Italia.“You need to stay tight and take it in turns to close him down, possibly with a central midfielder dropping deep. It’s important to play as a team, focused on both attacking and defending together.”“The win against Empoli was satisfying and we feel the fans have confidence in us, but it’s just the beginning. Kouame and Piatek are extraordinarily interesting, while Gianluca Lapadula never holds back and gives such a big contribution to the team,” he added.“It is a strong club that maintained the team’s identity with players who have been there for many years. That makes them a pleasing and rare exception in Italian football.”
The Barcelona footballer is calling Ousmane to improve his attitude to be able to earn a place in the first-teamOusmane Dembele has not started a match in the Spanish La Liga tournament since September, and he’s starting to be undisciplined.And teammate Luis Suarez has a clear message for him.“It’s not that [Dembele] has not adapted to the dressing room – the relationship he has with his team-mates is very good,” Suarez told reporters according to Four Four Two.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“He is happy. But as some of my team-mates have said, and Ousmane himself knows, being a footballer is a privilege. I think maybe he should focus more on his football and be more responsible.”“He is very young and can take inspiration from the exemplary professionalism in the Barcelona dressing room. He deserves to be there and to triumph with Barca,” Suarez added.The French footballer joined Barcelona in 2017 after spells with Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga and Rennes in the French Ligue 1.
Lucy DacusPhoto: Timothy Hiatt/WireImage.com Dirtybird Campout East: 2018 Lineup Announced Carl CoxPhoto: Future Music Magazine/Getty Images Who’s Playing The Decemberists’ Festival? The National’s Matt BerningerPhoto: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images Vote: Most Anticipated 2018 Coachella Performance? The KillersPhoto: Steven Lawton/Getty Images ParamorePhoto: Heidi Gutman/Getty Images Lucy DacusPhoto: Timothy Hiatt/WireImage.com Who’s Headlining Air + Style Festival 2018? 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GRAMMY-winning darkpop/alternative R&B superstar The Weeknd rounds out the lineup as the third headliner.Both Jackson’s and Florence + The Machine’s music catalogues are clearly at top-of-mind for talent bookers this summer, as both were also announced as the forthcoming headliners for Los Angeles’ annual two-day FYF Festival. Who’s Playing The Decemberists’ Festival? Mavis StaplesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Keith UrbanDia Dipasupil/Getty Images Rocklahoma 2018: Have You Seen The Lineup? More Music Festivals Music Festivals 2018: Big Ears Experimental Fest Kirk FranklinPhoto: Erika Goldring/WireImage.com Kirk FranklinPhoto: Erika Goldring/WireImage.com Kirk Franklin To Host Exodus Music & Arts Fest News The Weeknd Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com Willie Nelson’s July 4th Picnic Lineup Outside Lands 2018 Lineup Celebrates Women Artists female-artists-top-lineup-outside-lands-2018 Babymetal’s Su-metal and MoametalPhoto: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images Phase 2 Lineup Announced For ULTRA 2018 ZeddPhoto: Taylor Hill/Getty Images Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Kirk FranklinPhoto: Erika Goldring/WireImage.com Vote: Most Anticipated 2018 Coachella Performance? Mija (Amber Giles)Photo: Nicholas Rhodes/Getty Images Keith Urban To Perform At SXSW 2018 Firefly Festival 2018 Headliners Announced Vote: Most Anticipated 2018 Coachella Performance? 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The Man, Bon Iver, DJ Snake, N.E.R.D., and many others who are generally must-have bookings for any contemporary music festival looking to compete on the U.S. summer circuit, the festival’s middle and upper cards are also packed deep with rising and established female and female-fronted talent.Acts like CHVRCHES, Carly Rae Jepsen and Jessie Ware are obvious and anticipated additions to the billing of early-evening sets, but it’s equally exciting to see so many newer names like Tash Sultana, Sabrina Claudio, Jessie Reyez, Margo Price, Lizzo, and others featured so prominently, bringing a welcome diversity of genre, vibe, and national origin in rising female talent to the festival’s slate of offerings.”We wanted to create a lineup that is really well-rounded and speaks to what people are listening to now. We didn’t just want three big names on the top,” said Allen Scott, VP of the festival’s co-producer Another Planet Entertainment, to SF Gate. “We look at it from every level and always strive to build a unique festival.”Outside Lands 2018 will take place in San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Park on Aug. 10–12. Tickets will go on-sale at 10 a.m. PT on Thursday, April 5 via the festival’s official website. Who’s Headlining Air + Style Festival 2018? Twitter Martin GarrixPhoto: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples Hit Moon River Fest Who’s Playing The Decemberists’ Festival? 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Apple Mobile Tech Industry Politics 18 Photos Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See It See It Mentioned Above Apple AirPods 2019 (Charging Case) Best Buy See it Review • AirPods 2019 review: King of truly wireless earphones crowned with small enhancements $144 $144 Amazon Now playing: Watch this: CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple Donald Trump Apple’s AirPods may end up in the center of Trump’s trade fights. Sarah Tew/CNET President Donald Trump’s trade war with China has already hit farmers so hard that the country’s giving out billions in bailouts to help cover losses from unsold goods. Now the electronics industry may be the next to feel the pinch. A new round of tariffs on Chinese imports is set to go into effect Sept. 1, raising prices on some electronics by 10%. That, according to Reuters, may include Apple’s popular AirPods and Apple Watch, which together are estimated to represent multibillion-dollar businesses in their own rights. The administration said Tuesday it will be delaying tariffs for other popular tech products, such as laptops and cellphones, to Dec. 15. Trump had initially planned to hit tech products with tariffs last year, but delayed that move amid industry opposition.Apple was among the companies that sent letters to the US Trade Representative asking for an exemption at that time, arguing that “because all tariffs ultimately show up as a tax on US consumers, they will increase the cost of Apple products that our customers have come to rely on in their daily lives.” Trump, meanwhile, has called for Apple to build its devices in the US. Apple does the majority of its research and development in the US, but assembles the bulk of its devices overseas. Apple and the White House didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Tags $159 reading • Trump’s China tariffs could hit Apple’s AirPods and Apple Watch next See All See It 3:55 Apple AirPods 2019 Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand The 17 best health and fitness apps for Apple Watch 4 Share your voice $144 AirPods 2nd-generation: Not really 2.0, but definitely… Apple Comments Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors • Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier
00:00 /01:18 X commons.wikimedia.orgThe 287 (g) program enables the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to transfer custody of certain undocumented immigrants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).The non-profit Texas Lyceum is a non-partisan group that focuses on identifying the next generation of top Texas leaders.A part of their 10th Annual Poll was released today and another part will be released tomorrow.Dave Shaw is with the group: “And we convene quarterly to discuss in a real civil discourse forum the pressing issues facing our state.” One of those issues is immigration.Dr. Josh Blank with UT Austin says results vary according to political affiliation and ethnicity. “And what we found was that, you know, among Texas adults, 54 percent say that it helps more than it hurts. Having said that, 67 percent of Texas Republicans favor the idea of building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico border. But, you know, it’s opposed by 85 percent of Democrats, 73 percent of black respondents, 75 percent of Hispanic respondents”, Blank said. The poll also looks at the Texas voter I.D. law. Blank says 74 percent of Texans think voters should have to present some type of I.D. when voting. “You know, 81 percent of white, 64 percent of black and 70 percent of Hispanic respondents all agree that, you know, presenting an I.D. to vote is not a bad idea. Now, obviously we’re not getting into what form of I.D.” To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Poll results are being released in stages. On Thursday, The Texas Lyceum looks at the presidential election. Listen Share
00:00 /00:46 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Gage Skidmore/FlickrU.S. Sen. John CornynIt’s been more than a month since officials at the U.S. Health and Human Services Department admitted to Congress that they had lost nearly 1,500 migrant children. The children had been separated from their parents after being caught trying to cross the border illegally. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) says he has a solution to prevent this from happening again.It’s called the Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act. It would require a judge to rule on a migrant child’s case within 72 hours. Children who win their case would get to stay in the U.S. in the custody of a sponsor. Senator Cornyn and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) first proposed the bill in 2014.“Henry and I agree that the status quo is unacceptable and dangerous,” Cornyn says, “and it is unfortunately a result of our inability here in Congress to come up with common sense solutions to real world problems when it comes to our border and immigration.”The original HUMANE Act was designed to deal with unaccompanied minors crossing the border. Cornyn thinks this is the right time to revive it. Share Listen
Share Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Ever wondered which cell phone carrier is the best in Greater Houston? So does Michael Muchmore. He works for PCMag.com as a lead analyst for the publication’s annual cell phone signal study.Back in May, he came to Houston with four Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphones. They were velcroed to a pair of wooden boards in the back seat of his rental car. Each phone had service through one of the nation’s four major carriers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.He’d park in numerous places all over the city and measure how each phone performed in several categories: download speed, upload speed, something called “ping” (how long it took to get a response form the Internet when an address is first entered), and reliability (whether there are any holes in the coverage).From that data, he and his colleagues assembled their annual Fastest Mobile Networks series for Houston and the nation’s other big cities.Overall Scores For Cell Phone Providers In Houston (Out Of 100):T-Mobile: 97Verizon: 90AT&T: 91Sprint: 84T-Mobile was the big winner for Houston, balancing upload and download speeds. While Sprint had the best scores for downloads. Out of a possible score of 100, T-Mobile scored a 97, Verizon earned a 90, AT&T scored a 91, and Sprint had an 84. However, Muchmore told Houston Matters those ratings can be misleading, depending on what’s important to you.In the audio above, Muchmore tells host Craig Cohen about how the signals are tested in Houston and offers more detail on the carriers’ performance. And Houston Chronicle technology blogger Dwight Silverman answers questions about cell phone service providers and signal in Greater Houston. He wrote about PCMag.com’s Houston tests in an article earlier this month. 00:00 /07:14 Pexels.com
A federal jury handed down a guilty verdict in the indictment of Kensington, Maryland physician William Crittenden III. Crittenden faced charges including the unlawful distribution of oxycodone and alprazolam, and eight separate counts of unlawfully distributing oxycodone.Federal law makes it illegal for licensed health care professionals, such as doctors or pharmacists, to knowingly sell or give prescription drugs to someone who does not have either a valid need or valid prescription for the drugs. According to court documents, Crittenden served as a medical director at Healthy Life, reportedly writing prescriptions for narcotics to customers without a legitimate medical need.Crittenden was paid $1,500 a day by the managers of Healthy Life – more than $104,500 over the course of just a few months. He was convicted of knowingly providing prescriptions to oxycodone-addicted individuals, as well as low-level dealers.“William Crittenden prescribed opioid drugs to people who had no medical need for the drugs. Pharmaceutical pills can be just as harmful as illegal drugs when they are used without proper oversight,” United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein said in a news release. He announced the guilty verdict on Feb. 22.According to Deborah C. England, a San Francisco-based litigator who writes extensively about the illegal opiate trade, the easy access through which oxycodone is secured magnifies its popularity. Nicknamed “hillbilly heroin,” the synthetic opiate has ushered in an entire industry of bogus “pain management clinics,” similar to Healthy Life that facilitate the pill mill.In an interview with the AFRO, Rosenstein described a culture of growing addiction, facilitated by physicians who operate in the same character as traditional pushers. “Drug addiction is fueled by doctors and pain clinics that prescribe drugs for people without a legitimate medical need,” said Rosenstein. “Some patients become addicted, and others sell the drugs on the streets. Doctors who irresponsibly write opioid prescriptions are acting like street-corner drug pushers.”According to evidence presented during Crittenden’s 11-day trial, Healthy Life managed two Maryland locations – in Owings Mills and Timonium – and both attracted “large and unruly crowds that reportedly caused disturbances outside the locations, used narcotics inside the clinic, and engaged in narcotics transactions in the parking lot.”Misuse and abuse of prescription drugs has gained increasing attention in recent years, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting in 2013 nearly 16,000 American deaths resulting from accidental prescription painkiller overdoses. “The question for a lot of people is whether or not a licensed professional should be handled in the same manner as a street dealer and the answer is either a resounding ‘yes,’ or a call for them to given even stiffer penalties,” retired law professor Mariah Early told the AFRO. “There is a code of conduct, ethics and standards that set professional members of society apart from others. When doctors who have taken the Hippocratic Oath to do no harm, systematically endanger their clients, they have betrayed a sacred trust and are worse than dealers on the street.”Crittenden faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. A date for sentencing has not been announced.
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has completed five years on micro-blogging site Twitter.With more than 11 million followers, the 49-year-old may be a little behind with the numbers when compared to the other two Khans – Shah Rukh and Aamir, who have over 12 million followers, but has always kept fans updated by interacting with them on regular basis.“5 yrs on twitter! Thx to arbaaz,” Salman tweeted on Monday. The Dabangg Khan completed five years on Monday. He was trending on Twitter by the keywords #5YearsOfSalmanOnTwitter.Salman, who made his Bollywood debut with 1988 film Biwi Ho To Aisi, also shares a fan following of more than 20 million on Facebook. The actor will next be seen in Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan, in which he will star opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan.
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According to Volpara Solutions, the paper presents evidence that supports a workflow for breast clinics that stratifies individual woman according to their volumetric breast density (VBD) and breast size.The AAPM research follows 19 research studies using VolparaDensity and VolparaDose that were recently presented at the 12th Intl. Workshop on Breast Imaging (IWDM 2014), including one study that reinforced the ability to generate patient-specific dose estimates using volumetric breast density for mammography and tomosynthesis. In the study being presented at AAPM, “Which Women Based on Clinical Benefits and Dose Should Be Considered For Breast Screening with Tomosynthesis?” researchers evaluated volumetric breast density and the mean glandular dose (MGD) imparted by mammography and tomosynthesis on a patient specific basis in order to determine which women might benefit from tomosynthesis in consideration with the clinical benefits. Results demonstrated that for dense breasts, those with a Volpara Density Grade (VDG) (analogous to BIRADS) of 3 and 4, the patient-specific dose is equal or even lower for tomosynthesis than on mammography. However, for low-density breasts, the dose was significantly greater in the tomosynthesis examination than for the mammogram.“While at higher breast density the dose is approximately equal or lower, when comparing MGD in tomosynthesis and mammography examinations at lower breast density, the mammographic dose is lower than in tomosynthesis, sometimes substantially. Since the possibility of lesion masking is directly related to breast density, clinicians might want to consider the diagnostic benefits versus the dose given in tomosynthesis,” said Ralph Highnam, Ph.D., CEO of Volpara Solutions and a co-author. With growing emphasis on dose in medical imaging as a result of the Image Wisely initiative, it is reasonable to expect dose monitoring to expand to include mammography. The Size Specific Dose Estimation (SSDE) for computed tomography (CT) was created by an AAPM Task Group in response to the fact that reported dose is not patient-specific but the dose to a standard phantom. According to research presented at AAPM 2013, mammography units today routinely under- or over-estimate dose because they provide a dose that does not include the patient’s specific volumetric breast density in the estimation. Additionally, since the algorithms used vary, the estimations are not easily compared.“With the breasts sensitivity to radiation, achieving diagnostically useful images while keeping X-ray mean glandular dose as low as possible is critical in breast screening. The growing adoption of breast tomosynthesis and utilization of shorter screening intervals for high-risk women has the potential to increase patients’ exposure to radiation dose. This has renewed interest in the accurate calculation and tracking of mammographic dose on an individual patient basis,” added Highnam.Cleared by the the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HealthCanada, the TGA and CE-marked, VolparaDensity is used by radiologists to objectively assess density from both digital mammography and tomosynthesis images and help evaluate who might benefit from additional screening. Highly correlated to breast magnetic resonance imaging (MR) assessments, VolparaDensity is a reliable tool that automatically generates an objective, automatic measurement of volumetric breast density and a FDA cleared BI-RADS breast density category. More than 3 million women have had their volumetric breast density analyzed using VolparaDensity, which is part that enables volumetric measurements of density, patient specific dose, breast compression and other factors designed to help maintain accuracy and consistent quality in breast screening. For more information: volparasolutions.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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. Feature | July 29, 2014 Tomosynthesis Radiation Dose Varies Between Women According To Breast Density Research presented at AAPM by Volpara Solutions questions which women should be considered for breast screening with tomosynthesis based on reported clinical benefits and patient-specific dose News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more
For the first time in Costa Rica, women who love sport fishing will go to sea in a world-class event to compete for the title of Best International Fisherwoman during the Billfish Championship. Registration for the tournament took place today, and competition will take place Friday and Saturday at Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast.On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Marina will award a trophy for the team winner and for each of its participants in each category, which include sailfish, tuna and dorado.Teams will compete for cash prizes as well.“After all the sailfish releases, a verification is made by means of videos… tuna and dorado species will be weighed by the officials of the Marina Pez Vela,” said Jeff Duchesneau, general manager of Marina Pez Vela. “The fisherwoman who gets more points at the end of the two fishing days will be crowned as the best in the world.”The Marina expects approximately 30 to 40 teams in the tournament, with fisherwomen from Costa Rica, the United States, Panama, Mexico, Angola and Canada. Teams have at least two members, with a maximum of five.In addition to the main tournament, Marina Pez Vela will have other activities on Feb. 22 and 23, such as a party to start the event, activities on the docks on the second day and a white party for the award.The Pescadora Billfish Championship is sponsored by Costa Rica Vacations, Costa del Mar, Hatteras, Fishing Tease.com, Tournament Yacht Sales, Tackle Shop Quepos, Knot Working Charters, Gray Taxidermy, Premium Marine, Squid Nation, Fishing Vacations, and others.For more information, visit the tournament website. This article was sponsored by Marina Pez Vela. Facebook Comments Related posts:More than 20 boats competing in Tico waters eyeing Quepos Billfish Cup title Marina Pez Vela: Luxury and authenticity in one Fishing for the next generation in Quepos First sail on a fly Open doors, bright lights: Marina Pez Vela’s community outreach in Quepos