The Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) announced that Hunger Is, their joint charitable program designed to raise awareness and funds to end childhood hunger in America, awarded over $4.6 million to fund hunger relief charities that aim to feed hungry children throughout the country.“I am overjoyed to witness Hunger Is making a difference on a local level by awarding over $4.6 million in grants to provide more breakfasts to children in need. I’m so happy to help raise attention and start conversations about the critical issue of childhood hunger in America,” stated award-winning actress and Hunger Is Ambassador Viola Davis. “I was one of the millions of children who went to school hungry every day. I am proud to support an organization that is giving children the fuel that they need to succeed.”Hunger Is once again invited qualified organizations to respond with approaches to increase access to free and reduced-cost school breakfast, to improve the nutritional quality of breakfast programs, and to expand weekend, summer and vacation feeding programs.These grants are supported by the September 2016 Hunger Is fundraising campaign that included both customer donations at the check stand and donations generated by the purchase of participating products in more than 2,300 Albertsons Companies stores in 33 states throughout the U.S. Stores include Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, ACME Markets, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Carrs and others. To date, Hunger Is has raised more than $18 million and funded 273 programs. A list of grant recipients can be found at hungeris.org/grantawards.Currently only half of the 22 million children in the U.S. who are eligible for free or reduced-cost breakfast receive this most important meal of the day. The following are examples of programs that will help increase access to healthy food for thousands of children:• The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank was awarded a grant to support the creation of a new Children’s Breakfast Program, which will provide breakfast items for the weekend and summer months, ensuring they have access to breakfasts when school is out of session. • • Food Bank of the Rockies, in Denver, Colorado, was awarded a grant to support their Totes of Hope® program, which provides children with totes filled with child friendly food each Friday to eat over the weekend when not at school. • • Minnie’s Food Pantry, in Plano, Texas, was awarded a grant to support their Breakfast Club program, which provides healthy breakfast items to children and their families, as well as nutrition education classes. • • The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank was awarded a grant to support their School Backpack Program, which provides child-friendly, nutritious food items every week to be taken home in the child’s backpack on the weekends. • • Hunger Is also continued its support for The Idaho Foodbank, which was awarded a new grant for their backpack program. The program fills children’s backpacks with nutritious food each Friday so that the children have nourishment, not just during the week, but also over the weekend.“The funds raised in our stores are continuing to make a positive impact for children and schools throughout the country,” said Christy Duncan Anderson, Executive Director of the Albertsons Companies Foundation. “Thanks to the generosity of our customers and the dedication of our store teams, more children will start their school day with the fuel they need to succeed.”Albertsons Companies’ store divisions help select grant recipients in their region, in concert with the Hunger Is Advisory Committee (HIAC). The HIAC is comprised of leaders from renowned hunger advocacy organizations in the U.S., including the Center for Hunger Free Communities (Drexel University), a community-engaged research, service, advocacy and policy center; Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity; Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, an internationally renowned biomedical research institute focused on pediatric health; the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in the U.S.; Hunger Free America, which operates the national hunger hotline and sponsors the nationwide Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps AmeriCorps VISTA program in 32 states; Share Our Strength, whose No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and WhyHunger, which supports grassroots solutions to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious and affordable food. The committee provides guidance in defining priorities and addressing needs, and makes funding recommendations for approval by the Albertsons Companies Foundation and the EIF Board of Directors.“We are so proud of the serious impact the Hunger Is initiative has been able to make on the critical issue of childhood hunger in America,” stated EIF President and CEO Lisa Paulsen. “We are grateful to Viola Davis for sharing her personal story and for dedicating her time and energy to advance Hunger Is in its mission. Working with our valued partner, the Albertsons Companies Foundation and the members of the Hunger Is Advisory Committee, we will continue to dedicate our work to provide more breakfasts to children in need and to help America’s children be ready for more learning, more of life.”More information about the issue is available at HungerIs.org, along with simple ways for individuals to donate.
Patna: A carefully worked-out caste arithmetic meets the eye on perusal of the list of Lok Sabha candidates in Bihar announced by the NDA, comprising the BJP, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP. The coalition, which is expected to secure a major chunk of the votes of upper castes who are believed to be, by and large, supporters of the BJP, has given tickets to 13 people of the ‘general category’. Only one of the candidates, JD(U) nominee from Kishanganj Mahmood Ashraf, is a Muslim. Speculation was rife that the BJP’s Muslim face Shahnawaz Husain would be fielded from Bhagalpur or Kishanganj, the seats he had earlier represented in the Lok Sabha, but both went to the JD(U). The coalition is yet to come out with the name of its candidate for Khagaria, which the LJP has retained. It is currently represented by Mahboob Ali Kaisar, a former president of the state Congress unit. Among the upper caste candidates, seven are Rajputs who in the distant past had sided with the Janata Dal, founded by V P Singh, and remained sympathetic, for some time, to its splinter group, the RJD, founded by Lalu Prasad. Notable among them are Radha Mohan Singh (Motihari), R K Singh (Ara) and Rajiv Pratap Rudy (Saran), all from the BJP. Besides, three candidates — Giriraj Singh (BJP- Begusarai), Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan (JDU-Munger) and Chandan Kumar (LJP-Nawada) — belong to the Bhumihar community, believed to be the most vocal and assertive among all the upper caste groups in Bihar. Two Brahmins from the BJP, Ashwini Kumar Choubey (Buxar) and Gopalji Thakur (Darbhanga), have found a place in the list. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, a Kayasth, has been fielded from Patna Sahib, which has a sizeable population of the community. He faces the challenge of retaining the seat for the BJP in a straight contest with second-term MP Shatrughan Sinha, who is likely to be fielded this time by the Congress. Twelve candidates in the list belong to the OBCs, including five Yadavs, the most populous in the state and on whom the RJD banks heavily in addition to the Muslims. Notable Yadav candidates in the contest are state BJP president Nityanand Rai (Ujiyarpur) and Ram Kripal Yadav (Pataliputra). Six Dalits are also in the fray in as many reserved constituencies. Four of these are Paswans, including the LJP chief’s son Chirag (Jamui) and brothers Ram Chandra Paswan (Samastipur) and Pashupati Kumar Paras (Hajipur). Seven candidates, hailing from numerically small, geographically scattered and extremely backward classes such as Dhanuk, Kevat, Gangota and Chandravanshi Kahaar, have also made it to the list. “The NDA has adequately represented every section of the society in its distribution of tickets. The coalition is going to demolish the divisive and casteist politics of the RJD and Grand Alliance parties in the Lok Sabha elections,” BJP spokesman Nikhil Anand said. Bihar, which has 40 parliamentary constituencies, goes to polls in seven phases between April 11 and May 19.
Ghaziabad: A 20-year-old trader was allegedly shot dead by his neighbouring shopkeeper after a heated argument broke out between them in Loni area of Ghaziabad on Sunday night. According to police, the deceased has been identified as Rohit Kumar, a native of Roop Nagar area in Loni. Cops said that the deceased runs a RO water plant in Loni area while the accused is a owner of garment shop in the market. Police officials said that the incident took place around 10 pm on Sunday, when the accused, identified as Ankit (24), opened fire on Rohit following an altercation. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles”Preliminary investigations showed that a heated argument broke out between the Rohit and Ankit at the time of closing shop, following which Ankit took no time to pull out his pistol and opened fire on Rohit. The victim was shot two bullets and he fell down on the ground. The other shopkeepers of the market took him to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to injuries. Police took the body into custody which was sent for post mortem,” said Neeraj Kumar Jadaun, Superintendent of Police (Rural), Ghaziabad. “Following the incident, an FIR under section 302 (punishment for murder) has been registered against the accused. The accused is at large while we have formed teams who are searching various suspected hideouts to nab him at the earliest,” added Jadaun.
One of Indian cinema’s leading lights, Priyanka Chopra, was today appointed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as its newest National Ambassador, with the responsibility of promoting issues relating to child rights and adolescence.“I am very honoured to formalize my association with UNICEF as their National Ambassador to help bring awareness for child rights and adolescence.” said Priyanka Chopra at today’s ceremony in New Delhi.“Over the past few years, I have worked very closely with the team at UNICEF to bring awareness to a number of causes related to India’’ young and I realized that there is so much more to be done. I hope that by lending my voice I can make a difference to their lives.”“You all know Priyanka Chopra as a shining star of Indian cinema,” said UNICEF representative Karin Hulshof. “Now I tell you that she is equally passionate about her work on behalf of children and adolescents.“We are proud of the work she has done with us so far on child rights and we are thrilled about all what we will be doing together so that no child gets left behind. Priyanka, with her unwavering commitment to child rights, will help to create a world fit for children.”A former Miss World winner, Ms. Chopra entered the Hindi film industry in 2002. Since then she has appeared in many films and last year won a top prize at India’s most prominent film award ceremony.Since beginning her collaboration with UNICEF in 2008, Ms. Chopra has also recorded a series of public service announcements championing girls’ education and celebrating the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. She has also participated in a media panel discussion to promote child rights.Ms. Chopra joins Bollywood superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Sharmila Tagore in supporting UNICEF’s work for children in India and around the world.UNICEF Ambassadors are celebrities with a demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of children. Highly talented in their own right, they share an ability to bring attention to children’s issues, to galvanize support from the public and leading decision-makers, and to raise urgently needed funds for UNICEF programmes. 10 August 2010One of Indian cinema’s leading lights, Priyanka Chopra, was today appointed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as its newest National Ambassador, with the responsibility of promoting issues relating to child rights and adolescence.
Hearings began today to determine whether a former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) accused of recruiting child soldiers will be the first person tried before the International Criminal Court (ICC), in a case which United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has described as sending a message that impunity will not be tolerated. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo was formally charged by the ICC Prosecutor’s office in August with enlisting and conscripting children under the age of 15 and using them to participate actively in hostilities.The hearings, which will last until 28 November at the ICC’s headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, will determine whether there is enough evidence to establish substantial grounds to believe that Mr. Lubanga Dyilo committed the crimes charged. Mr. Lubanga Dyilo, who was arrested in March, is the President of the Union des Patriotes Congolais (UPC) and was the commander-in-chief of its former military wing, the Forces Patriotiques pour la Libération du Congo (FPLC) in 2002-03 in the Ituri district in the north-eastern DRC.He is accused of playing “an overall coordinating role” in the policy of the FPLC to recruit and enlist child soldiers and providing the “organizational, infrastructural and logistical framework for its implementation.”In August, ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo described the charges as “just the first step in the case… We believe our evidence is strong,” he said. “However, until his guilt is established, Thomas Lubanga Dyilo is presumed innocent.”In March, Mr. Annan said he was very pleased with Mr. Lubanga Dyilo’s arrest. “It’s a very good example for other,” he told a news conference in Kinshasa, the DRC capital. “It is a message that impunity cannot be accepted, and international community working with the Government must to everything to ensure that this kind of activity cannot continue.”Established by the Rome Statute of 1998, the ICC can try cases involving individuals charged with war crimes committed since July 2002. The UN Security Council, the ICC Prosecutor or a State Party to the court can initiate any proceedings, and the ICC only acts when countries themselves are unwilling or unable to investigate or prosecute.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HrrbkYJM2MYouTube/MoBo1982YOU KNOW HOW whenever you decide to throw some shapes, there’s always someone who’s really good and makes you feel rubbish?Well, imagine if that person was six years old.That’s how the guy who dances first in this video feels.More: Why do Germans find it so hard to say “squirrel”?>VIDEO: Man reacts to being slapped awake by his wife>
The BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands rankings has been released and it looks like we have a new leader. Google has topped the rankings the last four years but has finally been overtaken by Apple, which saw its market capitalization even surpass Microsoft’s.Apple was able to top Google thanks to an 84% increase in brand value over last year compared to Google’s 2% loss during the same time period. The Apple brand is now valued at over $153 billion compared to Google’s $111 billion brand evaluation. No doubt helping the Apple brand has been the success of the iPhone 4 and the iPad tablet.AdChoices广告Other technology companies within the overall top 10 include:#3 – IBM with over $100 billion brand value (17% increase)#5 – Microsoft with over $78 billion brand value (2% increase)#7 – AT&T with nearly $70 billion brand value#9 – China Mobile with over $57 bullion brand value (9% increase)AT&T and China Mobile were the only two wireless carrier brands to crack the top 10.The report also shows a triple-digit rise by two technology companies including the Chinese search engine Baidu and the Facebook social network. Though it was not able to crack the top 10, Facebook’s brand showed an impressive rise over the last year with a 246% increase giving it a value of over $19 billion and placing it in the top 100 list for the first time at #35. To put Facebook’s accomplishment in perspective, the report now places the Facebook brand over the Disney brand which still saw a 15% increase from 2010. The Chinese search engine Baidu also had triple digit growth at 141% giving the brand a #29 ranking and a value of over $22 billion.The BrandZ’s top 10 technology brands were ranked:Apple, $153 billionGoogle, $111 billionIBM, $100 billionMicrosoft, $78 billionHP, $35 billionOracle, $26 billionSAP, $26 billionBlackBerry, $24 billionBaidu, $22 billionFacebook, $19 billionTelecom providers were in their own category with AT&T ranked #1 among them and Verizon Wireless ranked #4 at $42 billion.Read more at the Milward Brown website.Brian’s OpinionI will go ahead and make the prediction now that Apple will retain its top spot in the list of the most valuable global brands next year as well. This year alone the company has already expanded the iPhone to the Verizon Wireless network and has released the iPad 2. If rumors are true and an iPhone 5 will come out later this year than I would have to believe that will cement Apple’s position over that of Google.Technology brands seem to have dominated the list this year, in fact the only top five brand which was not associated with a technology company was McDonald’s. AT&T and Verizon Wireless also have to feel pretty good about their rankings since they placed in the top 5 of telecom providers. If AT&T’s purchase of T-Mobile USA is approved by federal regulators you can only guess that AT&T will continue their dominance in the brand rankings for next year which includes a possibility of moving higher in the top 100 rankings.A common question philosophers ask is, “What is in a name?” This report on the top brands shows that the answer is sometimes billions of dollars. The loss of a brand’s image makes a real impact on the bottom line so companies pay close attention to their brands. Two brands which may need some nurturing to keep their current rankings include Google and Microsoft. While I really think that Google may hang on to its #2 ranking next year, if the company doesn’t do more to put it brand out there it may not be #2 in the 2013 list. Microsoft on the other hand has a real risk of dropping from the top 5 next year, especially since Facebook is on the hunt. At Facebook’s current rate of growth the company could easily move into the top 10 next year.
Following a strong 2017 in sales and tourism in Greece booming, Aegean Airlines is looking to renew its fleet of single-aisle planes and to add capacity for future expansion with an order of 42 aircraft from Airbus worth €4 billion (AU$6.4 billion) announced on Wednesday.The order is significant for both the airline, and Greece itself given it is one of the biggest investments by a private Greek company since the financial crisis hit in 2010.Aegean had been considering the upgrade for the past 12 months in a bid to also reduce its maintenance costs.“Today is a very important day for Aegean,” said Vice-Chairman Eftychios Vassilakis during a press conference this week.“We confirmed our commitment to improve our competitiveness by signing a deal for an order of up to 42 aircraft,” with 30 jetliners confirmed with the option for an additional 12 in the agreement.Ten of the 30 confirmed jetliners will be Airbus A321 neo aircraft and the remaining 20 slightly smaller A320 neo jets.According to the airline, the agreement signed is part of an expansion and renewal program expected to take place between 2020 and 2025. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Radiographie : définition, comment se passe un examen, et y a-t-il des risques ?La radiographie est une technique d’imagerie médicale qui permet d’obtenir des clichés des os et de différents organes du corps humain. Derrière ce terme générique est regroupé l’ensemble des examens qui utilisent des rayons X.Qu’est-ce que la radiographie ?Les rayons X correspondent à des rayonnements ionisants qui possèdent la propriété de pouvoir traverser la matière vivante. C’est à partir de ce principe que fonctionne la radiographie et qu’elle permet de visualiser différentes zones et structures de l’organisme :- le squelette, – les poumons,- l’abdomen, – la vessie,- les articulations, – les seins (mammographie)… Les radiographies peuvent être pratiquées dans un cadre hospitalier ou au sein de cabinets de radiologie en ville. Les indications de la radiographie sont multiples et variées : fracture, arthrose, calculs rénaux, occlusion intestinale, tumeur, infection bactérienne et/ou virale, lésion…Radiographie : comment se déroule l’examen ?Avant d’être pris en charge par le technicien en radiologie ou par le radiologue, le patient se voit indiquer les vêtements à retirer en fonction de la radiographie qu’il doit passer. Il est ensuite positionné correctement au niveau de l’appareil radiologique, c’est-à-dire entre le tube qui va diffuser les rayons X et la plaque qui renferme le film radiographique (pellicule photosensible) sur lequel les images vont être impressionnées. Le manipulateur va ensuite se placer derrière une vitre plombée de manière à ne pas recevoir de rayonnements. Il communique oralement les instructions au patient afin d’obtenir des clichés de qualité. Les images ainsi obtenues vont varier en fonction de la densité des tissus que les rayons X traverseront. Ainsi, les os apparaissent en blanc tandis que les tissus mous affichent des teintes grisâtres. Il est possible qu’un liquide de contraste soit préalablement injecté pour faciliter la lisibilité.Radiographie : quels sont les risques pour la santé ?S’il n’est absolument pas douloureux, l’examen radiographique n’en demeure pas moins soumis à de nombreuses précautions. En effet, les rayons ne sont pas dénués de dangers potentiels sur la santé puisqu’ils possèdent un caractère irradiant. À lire aussiRadiologie : vers des examens en 3D et une irradiation plus faibleC’est la raison pour laquelle les radiographies ne sont préconisées que lorsque le bénéfice de la réalisation est jugé comme étant supérieur aux risques encourus. Sinon, d’autres types d’examens seront privilégiés, à l’image de l’IRM, par exemple. Néanmoins, la majorité des doses de radiations reçues lors d’un examen radiographique sont faibles et n’augmentent pas les risques de développer une lésion cancéreuse. C’est plutôt la répétition des examens qui s’avère problématique. En outre, la grossesse et l’allaitement constituent des contre-indications à la radiographie. Il est donc indispensable d’en informer le radiologue préalablement.Le 25 avril 2017 à 17:41 • Maxime Lambert
Cesare Prandelli has expressed his satisfaction in Genoa’s 1-1 draw with SPAL despite playing with ten men on his debut.Domenico Criscito was given the marching orders after just 11 minutes, swiftly followed by an Andrea Petagna opener for the visitors, but Krzysztof Piatek converted a penalty to equalise.“We could not have asked for much more when working together for only a couple of days. The only thing we could hope for was a show of character and we saw that this evening,” Prandelli told Football Italia.“Now we’ve got to get the team calm and focused.”Prandelli full of regrets as he leaves Genoa Taimoor Khan – June 20, 2019 Cesare Prandelli is not going to be at the dugout for Genoa next season and the former Italy boss admits that he has a…This was Prandelli’s first Serie A match in eight years, having worked as Italy CT, then abroad in Spain, Turkey, and Dubai.“I thank President Enrico Preziosi and the club for thinking of me. With great humility, I will give my best to help this team grow and improve.“I am convinced we can have a great season at Genoa. Now I want to get to know all the players before making any decisions on whether we need adjustments during the January transfer window.”
Pebble Partnership CEO Tom Collier said the key to finding this balance was to address the primary concern of EPA and opponents of the Pebble project – size. The Vice President of external affairs for the Pebble Limited Partnership presented the plans for a scaled back project plan for the Pebble Mine. The corps announced today an additional 60 days of comment, extending the period through June 29. Mark Hamilton, spoke at a joint luncheon of the Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce on Wednesday, April 4. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it would allow additional time for the public to comment ahead of an environmental review of the proposed Pebble mine. The corps initially set a 30-day comment period, but Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources and project critics asked that the comment period be extended at least 90 to 120 days. In a release from PLP they stated that this formally begun the permitting process under the rigorous National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process and other permitting efforts associated with the project.
If you own a PS3, and have signed up for PlayStation Plus, then Sony has a nice new feature to help make paying the yearly subscription seem more worthwhile: each Plus account is to receive 150MB of cloud storage space allowing gamers to back up all their save games online.The introduction of this off-console storage allotment arrives along with the v3.60 system software update today. Within that 150MB space you can store up to 1,000 data files. What it ultimately means is that save data is linked to your account, so if anything happens to your console you can download those vital saves again once logged into PSN on a different machine.The other benefit of this online storage is it means you can load a save from any PS3 as long as you are logged in, which could be useful if visiting a friend’s house for a gaming session.Apart from the storage feature, the system software update only seems to have a range of minor new features. When applying it this morning all that was listed on my machine was the ability to adjust the time before your controller switches off when not in use.Read more at PlayStation.BlogMatthew’s OpinionWhen PlayStation Plus first got launched there wasn’t really that many features making it worth the $50 entrance fee in my opinion. But Sony keep adding to it, and it is starting to look better. The demos before anyone else, beta acceess for some titles, free games while you are still a subscriber, free access to Qore, discounted PSN pricing, automatic downloads, and now cloud storage, have shifted me from “no thanks” to “maybe, if I have some spare cash”.You have to wonder how online storage will affect the next round of games consoles. Local storage will still be required in some form, and I still expect games to be distributed on discs, but it’s possible an online link will be required to use the machine. Sony in particular will be considering such a link after the recent problems it has had with the PS3 being unlocked and Killzone 3 piracy.Even if the expected hack-proof PS3 works, I still think Sony will be looking for new ways to protect its machine and stop illegal games being playable. Having a regular online check carried out is a simple solution which is already being used by a number of games publishers and services like Steam. Making save games save in the cloud by default may be an easy way to introduce such an online link without annoying too many people.
The Humble Indie Bundle V has gone live today and it contains 4 games everyone should own, as well as a fifth must-have title that unlocks if you donate more than the average.The games on offer this time around include:Amnesia: The Dark DescentLimboPsychonautsSuperbrothers: Sword and SworceryBastionBastion is the locked title you have to donate more than the average to receive. At the time of writing that average sits at $7.10, but it is slowly ticking up. Even so, paying $10, $15, or even $25 for this (DRM-free) bundle still classes as very good value for money considering the quality of the games on offer. Especially when you consider they all work across Windows, Mac, and Linux, and you have the choice of downloading them directly or activating them through a Steam account.The deal gets even better when you realize that as well as the games you get to download FLAC and MP3 versions of all 5 games’ soundtracks too.As usual, you can pay what you want and also decide how the money is split between the developers, the Humble Bundle team, and the participating charities (EFF and Child’s Play).Due to the games on offer I suspect this could be the biggest Humble Bundle yet in terms of money pledged. It has only been live a few hours and yet the total has already gone past the $500,000 mark. There’s 13 days left to go, so it’s sure to end up being a grand total in the millions of dollars.More at Humble Indie Bundle
Riverdale is taking a brief hiatus for the next couple weeks before what’s probably going to be this season’s last batch of episodes. So it’s only fitting that last night’s episode ends with nobody getting what they want. Jughead, Archie and Betty all made big moves this week, and all of them went all the way wrong. Even Veronica’s relatively minor story about trying to keep her parents together… for some reason, doesn’t pan out like she wants. It’s sad times all around in Riverdale, which is a pretty effective way to make sure we come back in April.Let’s start with Betty, who has the most intriguing story going at the moment. After last week’s musical turned into a recruitment tool for The Farm (still not quite sure how… but, whatever), Betty’s determined to find out exactly what’s going on there. As luck would have it, The Farm is having an open house. It’s the perfect time to brush off those investigative reporting skills. Also, it gives Alice a chance to use the word “forsook” in the first five minutes of the episode. Just another little example of what makes this show great. Riverdale knows nobody talks like that and it doesn’t care. SDCC 2019: ‘Riverdale’ Cast Spills Details on Core ‘Mystery’ for Season 4Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019 #Riverdale pic.twitter.com/uZ9F2umCTk— Riverdale (@CW_Riverdale) March 28, 2019Yeah, this is the part where it becomes especially clear that someone’s been on a Daredevil rewatch lately. It’s not done in one take, but this hallway fight scene is clearly meant to evoke the famous one from the first season of Netflix’s superhero series. The lighting and shot construction is almost identical, though the pans through the building and cuts to the individual characters add some Riverdale personality to it. It’s still a surprisingly well-done fight scene for this show. Hey, if you’re going to steal, why not steal from the best? It’s harrowing, unpredictable and scary, just like the situation Juhead led the Serpents and former prisoners into.Though they bust up this particular operation, it’s still a loss for both Jughead and Archie. Busting up one Fizzle Rocks lab isn’t enough to run Jughead’s mom out of town. No surprise, she’s got other labs in place. We do get some confirmation that Jellybean isn’t involved, so that’s something. She helps her mom out with some shady stuff, but she knows nothing of Gladys’ Fizzle Rocks empire. So that’s good at least. If Jughead succeeds in getting his mom out of town, he could still save Jellybean. That’s about the only good news here. After the raid, Baby Teeth goes missing. The next time anyone hears of him is when a chalice full of his teeth is delivered to Archie’s boxing gym. FP investigates further and comes across a ritual sacrifice in the woods. There, beneath a gargoyle skull, is Baby Teeth’s mutilated body.Chad Michael Murray as Edgar Evernever — Photo: Shane Harvey/The CWThat’s certainly a gruesome image to leave us on for three weeks. The show reset to relative normalcy a few episodes back, but I think it’s safe to say things have ratcheted back up to bonkers by now. Even though most of the events of this episode were setting up larger pins to fall when the series comes back, they were pretty significant developments in their own right. The only out-of-place story was Veronica’s attempt to keep her parents from getting divorced. It was just oddly low stakes compared to everything else going on. Especially since we’re not given a compelling reason for Veronica to want her parents to stay together other than “family is important.” That rings a little hollow when said family tries to run you out of business and kill your boyfriend. Not even an apparent mob threat can fix that. Though I have to give this show credit when a gangster-style death threat is the least interesting thing to happen in a given episode. That says some real promising things about what’s to come.Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.Previously on Riverdale:Riverdale Season 3 Episode 16 RecapRiverdale Season 3 Episode 15 RecapRiverdale Season 3 Episode 14 Recap Stay on target Evelyn needs to just take a trip to North Dakota… or Mars. #Riverdale pic.twitter.com/tTv3UVO851— Riverdale Writers Room (@RiverdaleWriter) March 28, 2019Betty’s initial recon mission doesn’t go well. She tries to see exactly how The Farm attracts so many people by taking their Free Personality Test. It might have worked had her tester not been Evelyn Evernever. She knows exactly what Betty’s up to and ends the test after three questions. Betty needs a mole. She turns to Cheryl, and you know immediately this isn’t going to work out well. Cheryl’s only real beef with The Farm is they wear white after Labor Day. Combined with her not-entirely-stable mental state, not to mention that The Farm is where Jason and Polly were running to back in Season One, and Cheryl is immensely recruitable.Cheryl goes along with Betty’s plan at first. She wears a wire to her interview with Edgar Evernever. By the way, this is the first episode we really get to see Chad Michael Murray in this role. We got a brief glimpse of him at the end of last week’s musical, but he does a fantastic job here. Riverdale’s habit of casting the teen soap stars of yesteryear as parents continues to be hilarious. More than that though, this is some fine casting. Chad Michael Murray still has all that charisma from his One Tree Hill days. It makes him an eerily effective cult leader. With his Edgar heading up The Farm, it’s suddenly much easier to see how the whole town gets sucked into it.Chad Michael Murray as Edgar Evernever, Zoe De Grande Maison as Evelyn Evernever and Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl — Photo: Shane Harvey/The CWOf course, it turns out to be more than charm. The episode has a pretty clever twist here, and I’m excited to see how Riverdale explains it. Thankfully, it’s not that Edgar is blackmailing people with their testimonies, as Betty suspects. That would be an oddly boring explanation for a consistently bonkers show like this. After a fun, decently thrilling heist scene where Betty steals her family’s and Cheryl’s recorded testimonies, we learn it didn’t matter. Yeah, that part’s kinda lame and filler-y, but it leads to something more interesting. The Farm allows its members to talk to the dead. Or at least makes them think they are. Edgar took Cheryl to a mysterious room where she talked to Jason. Now that Betty has that information, she’s able to get her mom to reveal she talked to her first child. How is the farm doing that? Betty’s about to find out. She schedules an interview directly with Edgar and asks to know everything. Of course, we won’t find out until the show comes back in three weeks. Oh Riverdale, you tease.Things don’t fare much better for Archie and Jughead. After a particularly pointed threat from his mother about torching the old trailer turned Fizzle Rocks lab, Jughead decides to take matters a step further. He recruits the Serpents to be a clandestine DEA, shaking down dealers and ruining his mom’s business. It all goes well until they threaten one of his dad’s moles. The guy who was going to lead the cops to a major cook site. Now that plan has gone out the window and Sheriff FP Jones is pissed. Fortunately for Jughead, he gets a lead on where the cook site is from another source.Cole Sprouse as Jughead — Photo: Shane Harvey/The CWWhile this was happening, Archie got a call from Mad Dog. Good, I’m glad the show hasn’t completely forgotten about that character. Mad Dog is in trouble. All the youth inmates are being moved to a juvenile wing of Hiram’s private prison, just in case the idea wasn’t evil enough in the first place. It’s clear to everyone that the underground teen fight club is going to start back up again. Archie needs to get them out before it happens. Rather than going through the Innocence Project, like Veronica tried to do with him, they go straight for the governor. Archie and the rest of the inmates know the governor was a regular attendee of the warden’s boxing matches. Archie threatens to go public if all the kids aren’t pardoned immediately. Because this is Riverdale. Why go through legal channels when blackmail is so much more effective?This show packed a ton of story into a single episode here. With a three-week hiatus on the horizon, it needed to get to a stopping point in its story by any means necessary. Sometimes, that approach leads to a jumbled mess, but the way Archie and Jughead’s stories combined kept things tight and controlled. It ended up being a fun, reasonably-paced hour that set up some promising drama explosions for the season’s last batch of episodes. Mad Dog visits his family to find them living in a shoddy apartment building where Gargoyles are cooking Fizzle Rocks. So now Jughead has his Serpents, the location of the Gargoyles’ cook site and a bunch of former teen boxers ready to kick some drug dealer ass. Cue the fight scene.
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Waterfalls offer insights into how rivers shape their surrounds A trio of researchers with the University of Nevada, Reno, the California Institute of Technology and GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences reports evidence that suggests some waterfalls self-form in the absence of external influences. In their paper published in the journal Nature, Joel Scheingross, Michael Lamb and Brian Fuller describe experiments they carried out in their lab with artificial streams and what they learned from them. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Evidence of self-forming waterfalls reported (2019, March 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-evidence-self-forming-waterfalls.html More information: Joel S. Scheingross et al. Self-formed bedrock waterfalls, Nature (2019). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-0991-z © 2019 Science X Network Up until now, most scientists have believed that waterfalls originate via external influences on existing rivers or streams. Some may result from an earthquake changing the elevation of part of a river, for example, and others may come about due to glacial movement. And some may be result from differences in the land beneath the flowing water—if a stretch is more easily eroded, it would wear down faster, allowing water to fall into it. In this new effort, the researchers suggest another way it could happen that does not involve such external influences.To learn more about waterfall formation, the researchers built a small stream bed in their lab out of polyurethane foam and then poured water through it to simulate natural water flow. But they also added small pebbles to the stream. By monitoring the water flowing down the artificial stream, the researchers were able to see that the pebbles could actually dig out enough of the bed to form a waterfall. They noted that as the pebbles dropped down into the deepest parts of the bottom of the stream, they dislodged bits of the polyurethane foam, allowing them to break free. Over time, they dug out enough of the stream bottom to form sites where the water fell to a lower elevation as it moved downstream—a self-forming waterfall.The researchers note their findings could have implications for studying the history of the planet—many theories about current geology are built on the idea that rivers and streams were created by glaciers, for example. If some or all of such rivers and streams were actually self-formed, scientists would have to reconsider whether glaciers had even been present in these areas. Journal information: Nature
What does Kansas City have to do with the Titanic? Not much. The city that stands on the formidable Missouri River does, however, have a link to another considerable shipwreck. The Missouri River, measuring at a lengthy 2,500 miles, is the longest river in America and comes in 4th longest in all the world (after the Nile, the Amazon, and the Yangtze). Since the invention of steamboats, a total of close to 400 have gone down in the Missouri River’s treacherous waters, with over 100 of these wrecks occurring during the 50 years between 1820-1870.In 1856, a steamboat called the Arabia was destined for frontier towns off to the northwest. On September 5th, she was packed up with over 200 tons of goods including tools, merchandise, and federal mail.Stern of Steamboat Arabia, which sank in 1856. Photo by Prosekc CC BY-SA 3.0The Arabia set off from St. Louis but only made it six miles up river from Kansas City before she snagged on a submerged tree. Doomed, the ship sank quickly. Luckily, there were no casualties.Steamboat supplies inside the museum. Photo by Johnmaxmena2 CC BY-SA 3.0Tools inside the museumRecovery efforts weren’t seen to — a smart move, owing to the Missouri River’s dominating nature. The Arabia laid beneath the waves for over a century, slowly buried under an accumulation of silt.Paddlewheel of the Arabia located at the Arabia Steamboat Museum in Kansas City. Photo by Johnmaxmena2 CC BY-SA 3.0Steamboat components inside the museumThe one positive element of this wait was that the steamboat was preserved, being protected from destructive elements like light and oxygen and becoming a perfectly preserved relic for the day she was unearthed. That day came on November 26, 1988, 132 years after the Arabia went down. A man named Bob Hawley who owned an A/C and furnace repair company heard the legend of the lost Arabia.Related Video: Top 10 Famous Shipwrecks Throughout HistoryOne of his customers, Jerry Mackey, shared the interest. Along with Hawley’s sons, David and Greg, and another interested businessman named David Luttrell, the five men set out on the mission to uncover her remains. Because of erosion and shifts in the river channel, the Arabia was not actually under the Missouri River anymore but buried, 45 feet down, under a farmer’s cornfield. It took four months to completely excavate the steamboat, which was essentially still intact.Bottled preserves inside the museum1856 spoons at Arabia Steamboat Museum. Photo by Prosekc CC BY-SA 3.0A couple of years later, in 1991, they officially established the Arabia Steamboat Museum. The museum boasts the biggest solitary collection of American artifacts from before the Civil War. Some of the recovered items include sealed goods such as liquor, ketchup, pickles, and preserved fruits in a variety of jars. Apparently, the sweet pickles were still edible!Boots inside the museumVarious merchandise recovered included clothing such as hats and boots, pipes, buttons and beads, plates, silverware, and children’s toys.Preservationist restitching a shoe in the Arabia Steamboat Museum’s preservation lab. Photo by Prosekc CC BY-SA 3.0The museum has been featured in The Smithsonian Magazine and National Geographic, and found screen time on Good Morning America, Antiques Roadshow, CNN, and The History Channel, to name a few.Knives inside the museumKnick-knacks of every sort inside the museumIt’s still a work in progress, believe it or not, as the preservationists continue work on restoring salvaged artifacts. Even without a complete inventory, the museum boasts over 200 items on display.A collection of buttons at the Arabia Steamboat MuseumSteamboat cargo inside the museum. Photo by Prosekc CC BY-SA 3.0Hawley and company didn’t call it a day after the unearthing of Arabia, however. Another geographically-named ship came to its end upon the Missouri River. The steamboat Malta was loaded with the supplies of the American Fur Company when it sank in 1841, on its way to Independence, Missouri. Also luckily without casualties, this shipwreck still remains undiscovered to this day.Read another story from us: Shipwreck Discovered – Oldest Seafaring Vessel Ever Found in Dutch WatersThe Arabia Steamship Museum is collaborating with the self-made archaeologists to uncover the next time capsule. Who knows if they’ll stop there.
Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more December 15, 2009 – Computed tomography (CT) scan use may make large contributions to the total cancer risk, and risk-reduction efforts may be warranted, according to an article published in the December 2009 issue of The Archives of Internal Medicine.1According to researchers, the use of CT scans in the United States has increased more than three-fold since 1993 to approximately 70 million scans annually. This fact has prompted concern about the potential radiation-related cancer risk, despite the great medical benefits from this diagnostic tool. Researchers estimated that approximately 29,000 (95 percent UL) future cancers could be related to CT scans performed in the United States in 2007. The largest contributions were from scans of the abdomen and pelvis (n = 14 000) (95 percent UL), chest (n = 4100) (95 percent UL), and head (n = 4000) (95percent UL), as well as from chest CT angiography (n = 2700) (95 percent UL). One-third of the projected cancers were due to scans performed at the ages of 35 to 54 years compared with 15 percent due to scans performed at ages younger than 18 years, and 66 percent were in females.The study concluded: “These detailed estimates highlight several areas of CT scan use that make large contributions to the total cancer risk, including several scan types and age groups with a high frequency of use or scans involving relatively high doses, in which risk-reduction efforts may be warranted.”31. Berrington de González A, Mahesh M, Kim K-P; et al. Projected cancer risks from computed tomographic scans performed in the United States in 2007. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(22):2071-2077.2. Ibid.3.Ibid. 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News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more
News | Molecular Imaging | June 26, 2015 Navidea Reports Manocept Study Results in Rheumatoid Arthritis Radiotracer Findings indicate higher concentration of CD206 receptor in patients with RA Related Content News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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. News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more June 26, 2015 – Navidea Biopharmaceuticals announced that results from several pre-clinical Manocept studies in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were presented at the EULAR 2015 European Congress of Rheumatology in Rome, Italy from June 10-13, 2015. The results of studies, led by Wael Jarjour, M.D., Thomas J. Rosol, Ph.D., and Larry S. Schlesinger, M.D., of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, highlighted the potential of CD206-targeting Manocept constructs to detect immune-mediated inflammation in RA ,which could be used diagnostically to monitor therapeutic efficacy or as a potential therapeutic platform.”Diagnosing patients with RA can be challenging because the commonly used laboratory assays are negative in 20 percent of affected patients. Additionally, there are limited reliable tools to assess disease activity and guide therapy in patients with difficult clinical presentations,” said Jarjour, associate professor and director, Division of Rheumatology & Immunology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “We believe that Manocept-targeting of macrophages shows promise in detecting immune-mediated inflammation in RA and could potentially be used diagnostically or to monitor therapeutic efficacy in patients.”The oral presentation entitled, ” Manocept, a Derivative of FDA-Approved 99mTc-Tilmanocept, Exhibits Diagnostic Potential by Specifically Identifying Macrophages in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Novel Application of an Existing Drug,” ( DOI : 10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-eular. 4876) showed results from synovial fluid and tissue acquired from RA patients for comparison to normal frozen archival tissue and synovial tissue procured from patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Tissues were probed with Manocept-Cy3, DAPI nuclear stain, and anti CD206-cyanine. Mononuclear cells were isolated from RA synovial fluid and analyzed by flow cytometry. Results demonstrated that archival synovial tissue and synovial fluid obtained from patients diagnosed with RA contain a significant population of macrophages that express high levels of the CD206 receptor. It was shown that these macrophages strongly co-localize Manocept-Cy3 and CD206 receptors. The degree of macrophage infiltration in tissue from healthy or osteoarthritic patients was significantly lower than in RA tissues. Additionally in an in vivo animal study, arthritis was induced in mice and was followed with intravenous injection of Manocept-Cy3 and epi-fluorescent imaging. Imaging results indicated that Manocept can be detected in inflamed joints in an in vivo animal model of RA.For more information: www.navidea.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more 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
Academics protest ‘media harassment’ against Junot Diaz by The Associated Press Posted May 14, 2018 8:57 pm PDT Last Updated May 14, 2018 at 9:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Author Rebecca Walker and some two dozen educators from Harvard, Stanford and other schools are protesting what they call a “media-harassment campaign” against Junot Diaz.In a letter to the editor published on Monday on the website of The Chronicle of Higher Education, the signatories cited “at times uncritical” coverage of sexual misconduct against the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. Diaz has said he accepts responsibility for his behaviour.In Monday’s letter, Walker and others say they don’t dismiss the allegations, but worry about a “sensationalist” portrait of the author, one that reinforces stereotypes of blacks and Latinos as sexual predators. They also contend that the discussion rules out such external factors as racism and colonialism and how they affect “the most intimate spaces.” FILE – This Oct. 17, 2008, file photo shows novelist Junot Diaz during a book presentation in New York. Diaz is facing allegations of sexual misconduct from a fellow author. Zinzi Clemmons, author of “What We Lose,” tweeted Friday, May 4, 2018, that the Pulitzer Prize winner forcibly kissed her while she was a graduate student. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, file)