San Diego Yelp team local restaurants help feed furloughed workers

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 23, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Yelp offered a free lunch today to federal employees affected by the ongoing government shutdown.The restaurant and business review website hosted the lunch for up to 500 government workers at the San Diego Air and Space Museum at 2001 Pan American Plaza. As of 5 p.m. yesterday, 207 federal employees had responded that they would attend the event.Local restaurants like Lucha Libre Taco Shop, Donut Bar, El Pollo Grill and Coop’s West Texas BBQ  served food at the lunch, among several others.“We’re now in the midst of the longest government shutdown in American history,” Yelp said in a statement on its website. “There’s no sign of this thing ending anytime soon, so in the wake of all the mess, we’ve decided to gather some extremely generous local businesses together with hopes that a free meal might help 500 of you that are in need at the moment.” Updated: 5:53 PM San Diego Yelp team, local restaurants help feed furloughed workerscenter_img January 23, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Hannah Brown Graduates From University Of Alabama

first_imgTUSCALOOSA, AL — Hannah Faye Brown, of Wilmington, has received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama.UA awarded some 5,716 degrees during spring commencement May 3-5.With a beautiful campus, dozens of challenging academic programs, expert faculty and numerous opportunities for service and growth, The University of Alabama is a place where legends are made. UA offers its students a premier educational, cultural and social experience with more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the University of Alabama via Merit.)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… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Hannah Brown Named To President’s List At University Of AlabamaIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Hannah Brown Named To President’s List At University Of AlabamaIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Hannah Brown Named To Dean’s List At Alabama UniversityIn “Education”last_img read more

Washington driver had Pokemon Go open on eight phones at once

first_imgIs there a Pokemon named DontDoThis? Maybe there should be. On Tuesday, a driver in Washington state was found parked on the shoulder of State Route 518 in the Seattle suburb of Burien. With him were eight smartphones, all opened to the Pokemon Go app. BUSTED! More Pokemon news Gotta eat ’em all at the Pokemon Cafe 13 Photos Pokemon Go #PokemonDistraction Sergeant Kyle Smith contacted a vehicle on the shoulder yesterday evening. This is what was next to the driver! Playing #PokemonGO with EIGHT (8) phones! Driver agreed to put phones in back seat and continued his commute with 8 less distractions. pic.twitter.com/tgOr16CRlm— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) August 14, 2019 The man put his gaming rig out of reach, and lived to play another day.But distracted driving has caused accidents before.”I can remember only one collision that we were able to confirm was caused by the driver playing Pokemon Go, (who) rear-ended another vehicle,” Johnson told me. “I am assuming there are more, but humans don’t self-report that often when we arrive at scenes to investigate.”(Hat tip to Seattle-based GeekWire for spotting this story.) Gotta soak ’em all! Pokemon Go hunter falls into pond while playing Norway’s prime minister caught playing Pokemon Go in parliament College students move one step closer to majoring in Pokemon Go Preview • The ultimate guide to everything Pokemon Go Pokemon Gocenter_img How To • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite best Pokemon Go every way but one News • Pokemon Sleep is Pokemon Go but for bedtime Share your voice 1 Culture Gaming Tags Comment Trooper Rick Johnson of the Washington State Patrol told me the man wasn’t driving while he played the eight different screens — his car was parked. But the overenthusiastic gamer was informed that the shoulder of a busy highway is meant for breakdowns or flat tires or the like. Not pulling over so you can pitch Pokeballs at a Snorlax.”Sgt. (Kyle) Smith asked him to put the phones in his back seat and continue on, as the shoulder is only for emergency parking,” Johnson told me.As you can see, the driver seems well-prepped for octo-play. His phones, of varying sizes, were all nestled into what looks like a homemade foam case that holds them all steady. Each screen was open to the gaming app. last_img read more

ProAL man sues Khaleda alleging meeting with ISI official

first_imgKhaleda ZiaThe head of a pro-Awami League organisation has lodged a complaint of sedition charge against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia with a Dhaka court on Wednesday.Bangabandhu Foundation executive chairman Mashiur Rahman allegedly that Khaleda had held a secret meeting with an official of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI in the United Kingdom.The court of chief metropolitan magistrate Abdullah Al Masud that received the complant in the morning is set to pass an order later in the day.In his complaint, Mashiur claimed that during her stay in London, Khaleda met ISI official Junaid at Taj Hotel on 18 and 19 July last.He alleged that the meeting was held to instigate anarchy in the country, and deteriorate the Bangladesh-India relation and take it towards war.He came to know about the meeting through different media reports and investigation conducted by Bangabandhu Foundation’s London unit, Mashiur said.Mashiur filed another sedition case against the BNP chief on 25 January which is still under trial.last_img read more

Central forces proactive in Bengal Trinamool peeved

first_imgKolkata: The streets, lanes and alleys of various pockets in West Bengal, including the eastern metropolis, are now filled with the sounds of heavy boots of the central paramilitary forces, as the troopers hold route marches, go door to door warning possible miscreants and asking people whether they are facing threats in connection with the polls. All these activities have angered the ruling Trinamool Congress, and its leaders have gone ballistic against the forces. A former minister has even warned of “mass revolt”. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose The troopers, who started arriving in the state on Friday — 27 days before the first phase of polls on April 11 — have been visiting vulnerable pockets in the metropolis and the districts in a bid to instil confidence among the voters. The state has a history of political violence, and the panchayat polls last year saw spewing of much blood, with ruling Trinamool Congress winning around 34 per cent of the seats uncontested amid allegations that candidates of other parties were forcibly not allowed to file their nominations. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata The 10 companies of troppers from the Border Security Force (BSF) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) have now been deployed in Malda, North Dinajpur, Murshidabad, Birbhum, East Midnapore, West Midnapore, North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas and Kolkata districts. At Ultadanga in the city’s northeastern fringes, a trooper was seen sternly telling a woman that if her son tries to play any mischief, strong action will be taken. “Koi dadagiri nehi karega (no one can bully) the trooper said. In West Burdwan district’s Andal, that comes under the Asansol constituency represented in Lok Sabha by BJP’s Babul Supriyo, the troopers carried out a route march, enquiring from people whether they were fine. “Is everything okay? Hope you are not facing any problem related to the polls,” a trooper asked an old man Ranjit Dutta. “Is anybody trying to terrorise you?” he asked again. The footages aired on television led to a political slugfest. Trinamool Secretary General Partha Chatterjee alleged the forces were trying to terrorise voters. “Do they have any such rights? We don’t have anything against the deployment of central forces. Their duty is to ensure free and fair polls. For this, they have to depend on the local administration,” he said. Trinamool MP from Barasat Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar took exception, saying she would look into the legal provisions to find out if the commandant exceeded his brief. “Telling people that there should be no disturbances two months before the polls is not the duty of the paramilitary forces,” she said. City Mayor and Trinamool leader Firhad Hakim warned if the troopers visit houses and issue threats, “we will bring it to the notice of the Election Commission”. He alleged that some of the troopers have arrived with “a commitment”. “They have to remain neutral. But if the forces or some of their commandants have come with a commitment, that’s improper. We will draw the attention of the Election Commission,” he said. Going a step ahead, Trinamool legislator Sujit Bose warned that the forces and the commission would have to bear the responsibility if there were “resultant problems”. “The paramilitary forces have to follow certain rules. They can’t go beyond their mandate. If they do so, and insult slum dwellers, then they and the Election Commission will be responsible for the resultant problems,” Bose said. But the sternest warning came from Trinamool leader Madan Mitra. “The way the central forces have started terrorising people, and the way they are creating pressure on the local administration, if there is a public revolt, they won’t be able to tackle it,” he said in Barasat of North 24 Parganas district. On the other hand, the Bharatiya Janata Party mocked the Trinamool. “The central forces are only asking people to cast their own votes, and not to be afraid. Why is the Trinamool all worked up at such a small thing? “Actually they are afraid that if people cast their own votes, it will be the end of the road for the Trinamool in this state,” said state BJP Vice President Jay Prakash Majumdar.last_img read more

Comment on CEO lands Mukul under EC scanner

first_imgKolkata: BJP leader Mukul Roy has come under the scanner of the Election Commission, due to his comment that the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has turned ‘deaf and dumb’ and also been ‘managed’ by the local administration. The CEO’s office has expressed strong objection to Roy’s comment. It has already sought the video footages of Roy’s statement, where he had allegedly made some derogatory comments against the commission. It may be mentioned that Roy had slammed the CEO’s office in the state on Monday, saying: “I have never seen such a deaf and dumb CEO’s office. It is the people’s perception that the officials of the CEO’s office have somehow been managed by the local administration.” He also said that there has been a ‘mockery of democracy’ in the state. Some people in the state have interpreted it by saying that Roy tried to demean an autonomous authority like the Election Commission. The CEO’s office on Tuesday also sought a report on various controversial statements of other BJP leaders, including BJP’s candidate from Jadavpur Anupam Hazra and Sayantan Basu, who is contesting the elections from Basirhat. The commission also sought a report from the East Burdwan DM on the statement of controversial BJP leader Soumitra Khan, who on Sunday urged the voters to be equipped with ‘Boti and Khunti’.last_img read more

Model and Entrepreneur Karlie Kloss Shares the Importance of Always Learning

first_img Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s “20 Questions” series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring founders.While you might recognize model Karlie Kloss from the pages of Vogue and runways all over the world — or from her popular YouTube channel — you might not know that Kloss’s other love is computers and coding.In 2015, Kloss founded nonprofit Kode With Klossy to encourage young women to get engaged and get the tools they need to feel comfortable and confident in the world of tech. Every year, she holds a two-week-long summer camp for girls ages 13 to 18 to learn all about software engineering.In previous years, the campers have built their own websites and apps to solve problems like treating ADHD, helping volunteers finding projects that fit their skill sets and connecting students with mentors.In 2017, there were 15 camps in 12 cities, and this year, in partnership with Teach for America, Flatiron School, Turing School of Software & Design and WeWork — and supported by Adidas — there will be 50 camps in 25 cities across the country. Kloss and her team are also going to be providing 1,000 scholarships.We caught up with Kloss to ask her 20 Questions and find out what makes her tick.1. How do you start your day? I like to start my day with a workout and a healthy breakfast. I usually work out with my trainer, Kirk Meyers, or go for a long run outside and follow that with an egg-white omelette or smoothie. I always feel energized afterwards, which is great for productivity and preparing myself for the day ahead.2. How do you end your day? I like to unwind by FaceTiming my family, catching up on a book or listening to a podcast as I get ready for bed. I try to stay off social media as well, so I can unplug and really invest in this me-time.  3. What’s a book that changed your mind and why?A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life, by Brian Grazer. This book showed me that curiosity is not only a mindset, but it’s universal. As a curious person myself, I loved reading Brian’s stories with such fascinating creators — including directors, actors, professors and others — and felt like a fly on the wall observing all of these amazing conversations. Reading this book encouraged me to follow my own curiosities, which led me to take my first coding class and eventually to launch Kode With Klossy.4. What’s a book you always recommend and why?My Life on the Road, by Gloria Steinem. Her story is so moving. Not only does this book depict Gloria’s commitment to feminism and fighting for women’s rights, but it also shows us the value of listening to and learning from others. Gloria’s personal stories about her travels and the people she’s met throughout her career are a good reminder that by keeping an open mind and heart, we learn more about ourselves.Related: Health and Beauty Mogul Bobbi Brown Shares The Biggest Time Sucker — and What You Can Do About It5. What’s a strategy you use to stay focused? Why?Whenever I feel like I’m getting distracted, I like to take a break for a few minutes to slow down and collect my thoughts. Depending on how much time I have, I’ll walk around the office, grab a coffee or even meditate for a few minutes. It’s normal for my schedule to be full speed ahead, but I’ve found it’s really critical to take these moments for myself, for both my productivity and my sanity.6. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Why?Growing up I thought I would be a doctor or a teacher. I was always interested in my math and science classes, and assumed I would do something related to those fields. While my career took a different path, in a way I’ve returned to my roots by taking coding classes and building Kode With Klossy, which provides computer science education opportunities to young women. It all feels very full circle.7. What did you learn from the worst boss you ever had?One of my first jobs was bussing tables at a local restaurant in the Lake of the Ozarks. If you are from the Midwest, you can probably picture this scene perfectly. I had some pretty difficult customers and bosses at this restaurant, and the experience taught me to thank every person on the waitstaff, be friendly and always leave a nice tip! I try to keep these lessons in mind each time I’m dining out.8. Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work?My parents instilled in my sisters and me the value of hard work and kindness, which goes such a long way in business. No matter what I’m working on, I always set out to do my best and be kind to those around me.9. What’s a trip that changed you, and why?My trip to Haiti with Christy Turlington and her organization, Every Mother Counts, was a truly life-changing experience. We drove all across the Haitian countryside visiting hospitals and meeting doctors, patients and children. It was incredibly inspiring and an honor to witness the work Christy and her colleagues were doing to help so many people and improve their lives and safety. The trip encouraged me to find ways work on my passion projects, like Kode With Klossy, where I could help make a difference in the lives of others.Related: Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran Explains Why You Must Make Time in Your Schedule For Fun10. What inspires you, and why?In my career, I’ve always pursued projects that combine my interests with giving back. I love to bake, so I created a healthy-cookie line that provides meals to those in need. I fell in love with my coding classes, so I started Kode With Klossy to share that learning experience with others. Having that philanthropic element always motivates me to work harder, because it’s so much bigger than my team and myself. With Kode With Klossy in particular, the community of young, brilliant women that’s emerged is the reason we continue to grow and scale the program. This summer, we’re launching 50 coding camps in 25 cities and helping 1,000 girls learn to code, which is so exciting and surreal.11. What was your first business idea, and what did you do with it?Growing up, one of the first business ideas I had was to create a vending machine fully stocked with food for my family and friends. I filled it with candy and snacks, and charged a small price for each person who wanted to grab something.12. What was an early job that taught you something important or useful?In St. Louis, I shot at our local Macy’s, where they produced newspaper ads at their in-house studio. No matter how big or small the job, I learned to always be on time, humble and grateful for each opportunity that you get.13. What’s the best advice you ever took? Why was it the best?Don’t let perfect get in the way of better. It’s easy to want something to be perfect, but most of the time that’s not going to happen, no matter how hard or how long you work at something. It’s important to maintain perspective on what you’re working on and always focus on the best way to reach your goal.14. What’s the worst piece of advice you ever got? Why was it the worst?I haven’t been given a lot of bad advice, but models are often told to blend in. I think you should always try to stand out, no matter what. Staying true to who you are and standing up for what you believe in is always very important.Related: She Was Told ‘No’ 100 Times. Now This 30-Year-Old Female Founder Runs a $1 Billion Business.15. What’s a productivity tip you swear by, and why?It’s really simple, but writing things down is a great way to keep track of your work and what needs to be done. It’s also effective for promoting creativity. Whenever I think of something outside-the-box, I’ll write it down so I can revisit it later and, if it’s worthwhile, hopefully bring it to life. Otherwise, those ideas can be fleeting, and you could miss an opportunity.16. Is there an app or tool you use in a surprising way to get things done or stay on track?I’m a big note-taker, so I love the Evernote x Moleskin notebook. It’s really compact, which is great for travel and reviewing things on the go.17. What does work-life balance mean to you?Work-life balance is about being your best in all aspects of life. For me, that’s being the best businesswoman, model and student, as well as the best friend, sister and daughter I can be. If work is getting in the way of your personal life and relationships, or vice versa, that’s when you know you’re off-balance.18. How do you prevent burnout?Between travel and the various projects I’m juggling, my schedule can be extremely hectic. I always try to unplug on the weekends, because it’s so important to take at least a full day to recharge. I try to go home to St. Louis whenever I can to relax with my family, or I’ll take a short trip somewhere surrounded by nature, so I can really unplug.19. When you’re faced with a creativity block, what’s your strategy to get innovating?I get moving. Exercise is a great way to de-stress and think more clearly. Some of my most creative ideas have come from long runs or bike rides.20. What are you learning now? Why is that important?I’m still honing my coding skills and am really excited to continue to work on different languages like Javascript and Swift (Apple’s programming language for iOS). Code requires so much creativity and problem-solving, which is useful for any project. It’s also really empowering, especially when you build something that didn’t exist before. 10 min read How Success Happens April 5, 2018center_img Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Listen Nowlast_img read more

Singapore Airlines unrestricted early bird fares

first_imgSteering away from tradition, Singapore Airlines has launched its early bird sales, removing seasonality restrictions for travel to Europe in 2014. The airline has also released optional side-trip fares to all Singapore Airlines and subsidiary, SilkAir, destinations across South East Asia. Customers can use partner airlines such as Virgin Australia, for travel from 34 cities across Australia.  “Once you factor in all the trimmings we provide as the leading full service carrier and the attractive add-ons available to Asia and beyond, it is a compelling deal for anyone looking to travel to Europe next year.” “By combining our lowest fares with the removal of seasonal restrictions, we’re giving travellers unbeatable value to Europe on a first come first serve basis,” Singapore Airlines senior manager marketing and alliances Australia Dale Woodhouse said. Source = ETB News: P.T. The new fares to more than 150 European destinations are on sale until 15 November 2013 for departures from 1 March 2014 to 31 October 2014.last_img read more

No Room at the Inn for Addicted People in Some States

first_imgShare8TweetShare2Email10 Shares“Opium poppy (post harvest)” by Laughlin ElkindMay 2, 2017; Associated Press, “AP News”The state of Georgia is exhibiting some isolationist tendencies when it comes to addiction treatment. Frustrated with the high number of Tennessee residents who cross into Georgia to receive methadone treatment, legislators introduced rules that make it harder to open more clinics in the areas of the state near the Tennessee border.Georgia has 71 treatment centers, the most in the South; Florida has twice Georgia’s population, yet has only 69 centers. At least 12 states have fewer than 10 clinics each.Tennessee has some of the worst health statistics in the country, particularly when it comes to addiction. Over 15 percent of the state’s adult residents lack basic medical care because of cost barriers; 16 percent have no health insurance. Over 1,200 residents died of substance abuse in 2014, and one in six Tennesseans are estimated to be in various stages of misuse, abuse, and treatment.Tennessee has been struggling to deal with the problem since 2012, when the state passed the Prescription Safety Act and determined that mothers whose babies tested positive for drugs would go to jail (a provision of the law since ended). Strict rules were set governing pain management clinics and the dispensing of addiction treatment drugs like methadone (which state Medicaid doesn’t cover anyway), causing half the 300 addiction treatment centers in the state to close between 2015-2017.Right across the border in Georgia, the opioid addiction crisis also looms, but treatment is a bit easier to find; according to the Associated Press, until the recent legislative efforts, “open competition was really the only constraint on the number of clinics in Georgia.” There are 71 treatment centers in Georgia, more than anywhere else in the South.AP reports that “Last year, one in five people treated at an opioid treatment center in Georgia came from out of state, according to state Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities records obtained by the Associated Press under an open records request. In the northwest corner of Georgia [near the Tennessee border], two out of every three patients were from out of state.”It’s not that Georgia has a robust public health system; 22 percent of adults in the state have no insurance. Neither Georgia nor Tennessee joined the Medicaid expansion offered under the Affordable Care Act. But even though their overall healthcare system isn’t necessarily better than Tennessee’s, looser regulation encourages people to come to Georgia’s clinics. Georgia spends 14.4 percent of its state budget on addiction and substance abuse, and two percent of that amount on prevention and treatment.Both states are alarmed by elements of the proposed American Health Care Act. One version of that bill eliminated the option offered by ACA for people to enroll in Medicaid specifically for substance abuse treatment, even if their state did not accept the federal expansion. Sixty-four percent of addiction treatment centers in the U.S. accept Medicaid, though most of these are concentrated in New England, California, Chicago, and Detroit.Georgians are concerned about cost and safety when out-of-area patients come to treatment centers, officials say. Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk said, “We can’t be the solution for all the surrounding states,” and expressed concerns about potential crime increases. (Fortunately for Sheriff Sisk, a 2016 report in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs found more crime associated with convenience stores than with opioid treatment programs.)NPQ has written about the opioid epidemic affecting the entire U.S. and the insufficient congressional efforts to address it. U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Tom Price recently promised an additional half billion dollars in state grants for prevention and treatment programs. However, that money may not help afflicted Tennesseans—or Georgians, or Texans, or anyone else—if regulations and limited Medicaid access strangle the ability of treatment centers to help their patients. NPQ has also written about the lack of philanthropy in the Deep South, where it seems like some serious advocacy and education on this issue is needed.Georgia’s plan for limiting treatment tourism is legislation similar to Tennessee’s, which requires programs to demonstrate a need for their services in the area where they plan to open. (Given the statistics, this seems like it shouldn’t limit clinics at the moment, but it’s been effective in Tennessee.) If the legislation passes and is effective, nonprofits in the area may need to step up funding and efforts to deal with the patients left behind.— Erin RubinShare8TweetShare2Email10 Shareslast_img read more

Ang Lee Crouching Tiger and Brokeback Mountain dir

first_imgAng LeeCrouching Tiger and Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee will give the keynote address at the IBC trade show in Amsterdam later this year.The movie screenwriter, producer and director will give his IBC address on the Monday of the event (September 12) as part of its Big Screen Experience strand.Lee is credited with pushing the boundaries of filmmaking, and filmmaking techniques, in his work and will talk about tech-related challenges and opportunities in his IBC address.Specifically, the Taiwanese director will talk about the new cinematography techniques used in his new Sony Pictures movie Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which utilises a filmmaking method that has been dubbed ‘cinematic reality’.Julian Pinn, executive producer, IBC Big Screen Experience said: “For over two decades, Ang Lee has shown true mastery in utilising cutting-edge science and cinematographic techniques towards his creation of some of the very finest works of cinematic story-telling art.”last_img read more

North Carolina prison authorities must stop denyin

first_imgNorth Carolina prison authorities must stop denying expensive medicines to most of the inmates believed to be carriers of the potentially deadly blood-borne infection hepatitis C, a federal judge ruled this week.U.S. District Judge William Osteen wrote in an order issued Wednesday that the three inmates suing prison officials immediately receive drugs for a hepatitis C treatment regimen that should prevent liver cancer, cirrhosis or other ailments. The state Department of Public Safety buys several types of drugs that average out to a cost of about $33,000 per inmate treated, an agency spokesman said in January.Osteen also ordered that the lawsuit be expanded to cover all current and future prisoners in state custody who could have the hepatitis C virus.Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union claim prison authorities are violating the U.S. constitution’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.But the inmates’ lawyers will have to show later in the proceedings that prison officials knowingly disregarded the serious medical need of inmates and substantial risks they faced, Osteen said. “Medical care in the prison setting must be adequate, not necessarily ideal, and (hepatitis C virus) treatment in the prison system is dependent upon the availability of resources,” the judge wrote.The judge said it was too early in the litigation to require that all inmates be tested for the virus as the ACLU is seeking. Federal health agencies estimate that between 17 percent and one-third of the country’s inmates may have the infection and could need treatment. That means around 6,000 to 12,000 of North Carolina’s 36,000 inmates could be infected.”This ruling is an important step toward combating a major public health crisis that leads to the suffering and death of thousands of people both inside and outside prison walls,” ACLU of North Carolina staff attorney Emily Seawell said in a statement. “The vast majority of people who are incarcerated will one day re-enter the community, and medical experts have made it clear that to combat the hepatitis C epidemic, we must provide treatment as quickly as possible.”The state prison system will comply with Osteen’s order, spokesman John Bull wrote in an email. Agency lawyers had said previously that officials prioritize patients for treatment based on their medical needs and history before they face serious health risks.Lawyers for the state said in court documents that as of June, prison authorities had treated 38 percent of the 1,543 inmates they’d identified as having a chronic form of the hepatitis C infection, which is a common reason for liver transplants.The ACLU and other lawyers have filed similar lawsuits in about 10 states including Colorado and Connecticut, arguing that inmates can’t be denied drugs that can cure the infection. Florida and Massachusetts prisons have already agreed to test and treat inmates.About 2.4 million Americans are living with hepatitis C, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.last_img read more

From AIComposed Music to a New YorktoShanghai SpaceX Rocket Here Are 5

first_img Amantha Imber May 7, 2018 Next Article These are the ideas that stuck with me from the conference in Vancouver, Canada. 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. From AI-Composed Music to a New York-to-Shanghai SpaceX Rocket, Here Are 5 Amazing Ideas From TED2018 CEO of Inventium 102shares 5 min read Guest Writer Add to Queue Image credit: Entrepreneur Teleporting DNA, transplanting organs from a pig into a human to overcome organ shortage, and flying from New York to Shanghai in 39 minutes were just a handful of the mind-blowing ideas I saw at TED2018. Attending TED is like standing in front of a hose turned on at full pelt and being hit hard with ideas. Inevitably, some ideas are stickier than others. Here are five that stuck with me.The big social media companies need a radical shift in strategy.Polymath and computer scientist Jaron Lanier argued that social networks are actually behavioral modification empires. This caught my attention because I am deep in research on the effect such digital distractions are having on our working lives. Indeed, social networks train us and arguably trick us into spending more and more time on them. That is, they modify our behavior.Related: The Top TED Talks of 2018 So Far — and What You Can Learn From ThemLanier suggested that these companies that make a living by spying on us need to rethink their business model. Similar to the Netflix model, where people pay for content and by doing so they receive better content, could the Facebooks of the world move to a paid user model? And if they don’t shift, then surely there is room for a new player to enter and do just that.Artificial intelligence could make our world fantastic or horrific.There were many talks about AI this year. Most were presented in a “look at this, isn’t this amazing” tone, but there were definitely some very creeped out audience members.MIT Physicist Cesar Hidalgo spoke about using AI to automate democracy. He raised the issue of poor voter turnout and participation in voting in countries such as the U.S. and U.K. Hidalgo suggested we could make government more representative of people’s thoughts and preferences through automating the whole process.Hidalgo spoke of creating software that would learn our preferences and personality and use this knowledge to cast votes. When he said that small-scale pilot programs would obviously be necessary, I think the audience breathed a collective sigh of relief.Related: 7 Powerful Public Speaking Tips From One of the Most-Watched TED Talks SpeakersPierre Barreau, CEO of AIVA, played us a piece of music that he has specifically composed for TED2018 called “The Age of Amazement” (the theme of the conference). When I say “he” composed it, I actually mean that artificial intelligence AIVA composed it.We all closed our eyes and listened to a beautiful and moving classical piece of music that could easily have been written by a famous composer. But, it was not. I’m not sure I am a fan of software being able to manipulate my emotions by music, but I guess this is the world we are heading in to.If you are in a job requiring empathy, you are probably safe from AI.While much is said about creative and strategic jobs being safe from AI, Kai-Fu Lee (ex-head of Google China, turned venture capitalist), also spoke about how those in jobs requiring empathy, love and compassion will also be protected. Teachers, nurses, social workers and other roles where empathy is central will survive through the job transformation that will be happening over the next decade or two.Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei pointed out that empathy is one of the three key ingredients of building trust (the other two are logic and authenticity). This made me wonder how we will ever trust robots, who are unable to demonstrate the same empathy as humans.Related: 10 Must-See TED Talks for EntrepreneursThe best leaders are humble narcissists.While Wharton Professor Adam Grant’s talk was only a short one, it stuck with me. Grant presented research that showed when comparing “narcissistic leaders” versus “humble leaders,” those who possessed both qualities were the most effective. These are essentially people that believe they are special yet are also humble, in that they believe they don’t know it all and recognize their limitations.It occurred to me that the TED audience was full of what Grant termed “humble narcissists.” TED brings together people with an insatiable curiosity about the world, about how things work and about how to be better. Yet, the TED audience that I hung out with in Vancouver is also full of people who have such faith in themselves and their abilities and have in many cases, changed the world.Related: 5 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Be a Better EntrepreneurThe other side of the world is going to get a whole lot closer.In an interview with Chris Anderson, Gwynne Shotwell (president and COO of SpaceX) spoke not just about Mars, but also about work SpaceX is doing around improving transportation on Earth. Shotwell described a rocket they are working on that can fly from New York to Shanghai in 39 minutes. Getting a boat to the rocket take-off pad takes longer than the actual flight.While Shotwell was hesitant to put a timeframe on this, she suggested that it would happen within a decade and would be around $2,000 for a ticket. After having traveled 20 long hours from Melbourne, Australia to attend TED in Vancouver, Canada, this was one of the personal highlights I heard at TED2018. TED The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Apply Now »last_img read more

Hemp Oil vs CBD Oil Whats the Difference

first_imgCannabis Green Entrepreneur Podcast Add to Queue November 6, 2018 Easy Search. Quality Finds. Your partner and digital portal for the cannabis community. –shares This past December, the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill may have sparked a new oil boom. For the first time, hemp — the form of cannabis that doesn’t get you high — became federally legal. The news heated up the already hot CBD oil market because CBD, the medicinal, nonpsychoactive compound in marijuana, is also found in hemp. In other words, CBD oil, as long as you derive it from hemp, is legal everywhere. But is it? Does this mean an explosion of new CBD products? And what’s hemp oil? Here’s the breakdown. Related: The Most Experienced Guy In Cannabis Has a Warning for YouHemp Oil: It’s Straightforward By the Farm Bill’s definition, legal hemp products can contain up to 0.3 percent THC — not enough to produce a psychoactive effect. Hemp seed oil is extracted from the seeds and used as a cooking oil, and in lotions and soaps. It contains no CBD or other cannabinoids.  Related: Meet the Entrepreneur Selling Weed In Non-Cannabis Stores Across EuropeCBD Oil: It’s ComplicatedWhat’s known as cannabidiol (CBD) oil is commonly extracted from the flowers of the hemp plant. But it can also be derived from a marijuana plant. Either way, its uses are typically more medicinal. Solid research on cannabis has been sorely hampered — it’s a challenge to do big studies on a federally illegal substance. But a 2017 comprehensive review by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine found good evidence for cannabis reducing chronic pain. Athletes have known this, using CBD products to manage pain and to lessen inflammation. Others use CBD for depression and anxiety. Some people give it to their pets to lower stress. Perhaps most concretely, last June, the FDA approved the first-ever CBD-based drug, Epidiolex, to treat seizures associated with two severe forms of epilepsy.The FDA, however, has not been so approving when it comes to CBD oil in general, no matter where you extract it from. Even today, if you have legal hemp-derived CBD, you can’t sell it as a dietary supplement, you can’t put it in ingestibles for interstate commerce, and you definitely can’t claim therapeutic or medicinal benefits without FDA approval. Although CBD oil is legal in some states, federally, it’s still a gray area: The FDA promises that it will “continue to take steps to make the pathways for the lawful marketing of these products more efficient.” In the meantime, entrepreneurs should take the big excitement over CBD oil from hemp with a dose of caution. Follow dispensaries.com on Instagram to stay up to date on the latest cannabis news. Each week hear inspiring stories of business owners who have taken the cannabis challenge and are now navigating the exciting but unpredictable Green Rush. Magazine Contributor This story appears in the May 2019 issue of Green Entrepreneur. Subscribe » 3 min read dispensaries.com Next Article Image credit: Victoria Bee Photography | Getty Images The marijuana plants has so many positive uses that people in the future will think we were insane for ever making it illegal. Listen Now Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil: What’s the Difference?last_img read more

5 Future Jobs Youve Never Heard of But That Your Kids Will

first_img Next Article Thanks largely to two trends — modernization and automation — the job market has arguably changed more in the last decade than in the previous half-century. Some professions have changed drastically while others have disappeared completely.Related: Five Design Jobs Of The Future (And How You Can Get Them)But for every job that fades into obsolescence, new ways of making a living surface. With a bit of foresight, those of us who are tasked with setting up future generations for success (as parents, teachers, counselors and more) can help. Regardless, entrepreneurs, from the business veteran to the aspiring startup king (or queen), can benefit from looking at these job titles and considering the impact they might have on the rising workforce.1. Professional esports athlete / professional gamerCompetitive esports is a booming industry, and in 2019, according to Newzoo, an industry analytics organization, revenue is expected to top $1 billion. Gaming’s growth, in turn, can be connected to the rising popularity of the streaming platform, Twitch, which has an average of 15 million users tuning in every day.The most popular platform here, commanding over 14 million followers, is NINJA, where the average user spends 95 minutes each day.Given these entities’ growth, it’s hardly a stretch to conclude that some percentage of the teen recreational gamers out there will inevitably be inspired to pursue their passion as a streamer and/or professional esports athlete.  Takeaway: Embrace the fact that gaming no longer carries a negative stigma. One of the most important qualities any entrepreneur embodies is a deep passion for his or her craft — so it’s safe to expect no shortage of opportunity within this industry.2. Director of emotional intelligenceEmotional intelligence (EQ) is defined as “the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.” At the heart of EQ is heightened self-awareness, which is a truly powerful trait that can empower an individual, but can also be trained for. EQ’s potential? Gary Vaynerchuck, author of AskGaryVee, recently said, “We are on the dawn of an era where emotional intelligence is about to become the single most important trade.”I couldn’t agree more.Related: 10 Technologies That Are Changing the WorldThere will be an ongoing need for this “skill of the future” for the current and rising workforce to exemplify high levels of EQ, which will ultimately be a part of a brand’s core values.Takeaway: You first need to take the steps to increase and improve your own emotional intelligence. Embrace the many resources available, and you’ll develop a professional asset that will soon become invaluable.3. Quantum cryptologistAccenture recently surveyed 6,672 executives, to reveal some of the biggest tech trends to expect in the coming years. One of those trends, DARQ, is an acronym which combines the names for a series of emerging technologies: Distributed ledger technologyArtificial intelligenceReality (both virtual and augmented)Quantum computingOn Dec. 21, 2018, the National Quantum Initiative Act was passed into law — and supports a 10-year plan designed to accelerate the development of quantum information science and technology applications (quantum computing being computing whose processing power far exceeds that of today’s computers),While the quantum era will bring positive developments, a quantum threat also exists — to data and national security. As such, there will be inevitable opportunities to educate a rising cyber-minded workforce to combat this looming threat.Takeaway: Knowledge is power, and in unfamiliar territory, you’ll need to be proactive in educating yourself. You don’t need a Ph.D. to understand whether a new sector is right for you. But you do have to take actionable steps. Keep up to date with the news, legislation and industry movement to effectively arm yourself with the right information.4. Chief modernization officerMaking the digital leap is no longer an option; it’s a necessity for survival. How established a business is doesn’t matter; failure to modernize is a recipe for only — failure. Notable examples include:Blockbuster’s being unable to transition to a digital modelToys ‘R’ Us’s delay in in deploying an effective ecommerce strategyBorders’s failure to embrace online or ereader models early enough.These losses have not been in vain, however, as companies that have survived in a digital era have provided us lessons about the need to embrace constant innovation. What’s also been evident is the need for leaders who can effectively navigate uncharted territory with crisp modernization vision — a critical focus virtually all organizations in the future will need.Takeaway: Be an avid learner of past mistakes. There isn’t a magic 8-ball that tells us how the market will change, but there are signals and trends we can learn to spot to evaluate the impact the market will have.5. Smart home architect, builder or designerIn 2018 a jaw-dropping 48 percent of U.S. consumers polled by Parks Associates said they planned to buy at least one smart home device; that number constituted an even more astounding 66 percent rise year-over-year. The expanded investments and continued technological improvements we’re seeing are evidence of the sales-driven market revolution surrounding connected homes.As the smart home concept continues to evolve, a new wave of home builders/architects will be tasked with designing these homes to be “smart home ready” and to engineer how homes can be integrated with next-gen tech. In short, the traditional home designer and architect we know of today will be completely reimagined.Takeaway: Think outside the house — really. Embrace a smart-er perspective and don’t limit your creativity. Challenge yourself to find what is missing today in smart home automation, or what could make your life just a little bit easier. Then let that passion fuel the rest of your journey.Related: The Next Big Opportunity for Tech Entrepreneurs? ‘Smart’ HomesAlthough certain future professions may seem improbable or even unrecognizable for us today, we can be sure that the generations to come will find new sources of meaning and pave new paths to success. In the meantime, we can do our best to provide a foundation for that success by encouraging our kids to embrace the vision, learning, and innovation that will make all these things possible. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 6 min read Guest Writer Apply Now » Image credit: Thomas Barwick | Getty Images Tom Popomaronis Senior Director, Product Innovation, Hawkins Group May 13, 2019 Add to Queue –shares ‘Mommy, Daddy, I want to be a quantum cryptologist,’ your child may tell you one day soon. Here’s how to prepare. Jobs of the Future 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List 5 Future Jobs You’ve Never Heard of But That Your Kids Will Flock to The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue.last_img read more

Game Over Oculus Fans Outraged by Facebook Purchase

first_imgVirtual Reality Guest Writer Next Article –shares Game Over? Oculus Fans Outraged by Facebook Purchase Add to Queue Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful.center_img March 26, 2014 Laura Entis Gamers are a notoriously prickly bunch.But they liked Oculus: When the virtual reality firm asked for $250,000 on Kickstarter to build Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset, gamers responded with love and money, throwing nearly $2.5 million at the project.Oculus was cool; it was scrappy, raised on crowdfunding, the very antithesis of a tech behemoth like Facebook.So when news broke yesterday that Facebook is acquiring Oculus — paying a whopping $2 billion in cash and stock — there was an instant and intense backlash from the gaming community, particularly from those who had backed Oculus’s Kickstarter project.Related: 10 Crowdfunding Success Stories to LoveThe virtual reality firm announced the news on its website, providing users with a space to vent. The Oculus Rift Kickstarter page has also been flooded with diatribes against the sale. Negative comments ranged from the simple: “DO NOT WANT,” to the chiding: “It is immensely disappointing that you have chosen this course, as it clashes directly against what you have been espousing over the past year,” to the, well, dramatic: “YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BE THE CHOSEN ONES.” Many simply expressed hope that this was all an elaborate early April Fool’s prank.By accepting Facebook’s offer, many commentators felt Oculus had traded its soul for cash. (“I guess you might as well go full-evil when selling out,” was a typical observation).The general argument, shared by Minecraft creator Marcus Persson, who stated his issues with the acquisition in a blog post, is that Facebook’s intentions are all wrong; a host of commentators stated their concerns that the social network will pollute what would have been a pure gaming product with tacky games and ads.Related: Will Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs Learn With Virtual Reality?But not everyone was upset. A few commentators – although their voices were few and far between – advised everyone to get over it already. “Everyone needs to settle down about this,” wrote one. “No one is saying they will stop developing Oculus for gaming. They needed money and now they have it.”Another put it more bluntly: “A company we like has some money to actually finish their project now. Whatever will we do? You know, besides buy it anyway while we continue to complain about it, just like we’ll all whine about Facebook as if we’re not using it.”For his part, 21-year-old Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey wrote a post on Reddit outlining his reasons for making the sale, essentially telling gamers that the acquisition will enable the company to reach more people at a faster pace.”I’m proud to be a member of this community — thank you all for carrying virtual reality and gaming forward and trusting in us to deliver,” he concluded. “We won’t let you down.”Related: Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deal Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand 3 min read Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

Survey Majority of Americans are concerned about health threat posed by antibiotic

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Nov 13 2018Nearly two thirds of Americans (65%) say antibiotic resistance is a public health problem and a strong majority (81%) say they are concerned that antibiotic resistance will make more infections difficult or impossible to treat and even deadly, according to a national public opinion survey commissioned by Research!America in collaboration with the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA). The survey was supported in part by Pfizer Inc. Majorities across the political spectrum say the federal government should increase funding for research and public health initiatives to address antibiotic resistance – specifically 81% of Democrats, 76% of Republicans and 70% of Independents.”Americans understand that antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’ are a public health threat, and they support putting the public and private sector research continuum to work to address this intensifying health threat,” said Mary Woolley, Research!America president and CEO, said. “Americans are calling for ‘all hands on deck’ to confront AMR – the government, the private sector, health professionals, hospitals and individuals.”Nearly three quarters (73%) of those surveyed agree that the federal government should provide incentives to encourage increased private sector investment in the development of new antibiotics, reflecting consensus among 80% of Republicans, 76% of Democrats and 63% of Independents. Some 83% of those surveyed believe pharmaceutical companies should develop more antibiotics. The survey found that 92% agree that doctors and other healthcare professionals should only prescribe antibiotics when needed.”Antibiotic resistance is threatening our ability to safely and effectively provide medical care to many patients, including organ and bone marrow transplants, joint replacements and other complex surgeries, cancer chemotherapy, and care of preterm infants,” IDSA President Cynthia Sears, MD, FIDSA, said. “A multipronged approach — including stewardship to protect the utility of antibiotics, incentives to spur development of new antibiotics, and investment in research and public health initiatives — will be necessary to turn the tide against antibiotic resistance. Despite a large majority indicating that health care providers should only prescribe antibiotics when necessary, we know high levels of inappropriate antibiotic use continue to occur, underscoring the need for the federal government to take more action to drive the implementation of educational and antibiotic stewardship programs.”Related StoriesAntibiotic susceptibility pattern of Enterobacteriaceae found in GhanaFinger-prick blood test could help prevent unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for patients with COPDStudy: Surveillance for antibiotic-resistant bacteria continues to be core focus for healthcare facilitiesSurvey results indicate more education is needed about appropriate antibiotic usage. Antibiotics do not have any effect on viruses, such as colds and flu, yet more than a third (37%) of those surveyed wrongly say antibiotics are effective for treating viral infections. Further, about a third (29%) would be dissatisfied if their doctor did not prescribe an antibiotic for their child’s viral infection. Also, only 57% of those surveyed are aware that even a single course of antibiotics taken when not appropriate can contribute to the development of antibiotic resistance.Other findings include: The nationwide survey of 1,004 U.S. adults was conducted by Zogby Analytics in October 2018. The margin of error is +/- 3.1 percentage points. Only 61% of those surveyed say they are aware that bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics can be spread from person to person. More than three quarters (76%) of those surveyed say they are aware that antibiotic-resistant infections make medical procedures like surgery, organ transplants and cancer treatment much more dangerous. Only 21 percent of those surveyed say that no action is needed from the federal government on antibiotic research and development at this time.center_img Source:https://www.researchamerica.org/AMRsurveylast_img read more

Football Belgian champions Genk sign son of Hagi

first_img Football 06 Jul 2019 Liverpool expect Keita to be fit for pre-season training Football 08 Jul 2019 Bayern waiting for transfer market domino effect – Rummenigge Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgian champions Racing Genk have strengthened their squad for the new season with Romania international Ianis Hagi, the son of the player known as the Maradona of the Carpathians.The 20-year-old son of Gheorghe Hagi, one of the outstanding players of his generation, has signed a five year deal until 2024, the club said.He moves from his father’s club Viitorul Constanța, although this is his second foray out of Romania, having spent 18 months at Fiorentina, where Hagi went aged 17 but played only twice.Hagi helped Romania reach the semi-final of last month’s European under-21 Championship, emerging as one of the stars of the tournament in Italy. AdChoices广告He has also been capped at senior level.Genk will compete in the Champions League this season with automatic entry into the group stage. (Reporting by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Sudipto Ganguly) Football 08 Jul 2019 Chinese champions Shanghai SIPG confirm Arnautovic signing Related Newslast_img read more