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Soldotna Looks At Banning Cellphones While Driving On School Property

first_imgIn June 2017, the City adopted an ordinance limiting the use of electronic screen devices while driving on public roads in the City limits, and setting a fine amount as a minor offense. Jordan Chilson, Council Member: “Based on my discussions with local school administrators, there have been ongoing safety issues with parents distracted by cell phones in their parking lots during student pick up and drop off times. I believe the safety of our local students is paramount and this ordinance will serve as a reasonable tool we can provide to help address these issues.” If passed this would not however apply to hands free device usage or parked vehicles not in operation. This fall the Alaska State Legislature passed House Bill 333 which grants authority to municipalities to regulate use of cell phones while operating a motor vehicle in active school zones as well as on school property. The bill was introduced to reduce the use of cell phones while driving in active school zones or on school property.center_img The Soldotna City Council will introduce Ordinance 2018-039 at their meeting on Wednesday, December 12. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Soldotna will introduce an ordinance at their meeting on Wednesday that would prohibit the use of handheld electronic devices while driving in school zones and on school property.last_img read more

Special Week In Review – Swan Lake Fire Highlights

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from the Swan Lake Fire from this past week. Monday 6/17Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Monday-swan-lake-.mp3VmJennifer-on-Monday-swan-lake-.mp300:00RPdSwan Lake Fire Reaches 12,782 With Additional Crews Added, Monday Update: Swan Lake Fire Transitioning To Type 2 Fire Thursday 6/20Audio PlayerJennifer-THursday-swan-lake.mp3VmJennifer-THursday-swan-lake.mp300:00RPdFiring Operations Continue On Swan Lake Fire, As More Crews Arrive, Thursday Update: Crews Continue Hold On Containment Line Away From Sterling Friday 6/21Audio PlayerFriday-swan-lake-updtae.mp3VmFriday-swan-lake-updtae.mp300:00RPdAlaskan Crews Maintain Southwest Containment Lines, With More Crews Added, Friday Update: Swan Lake Fire Surpasses 20,000 Acres, Heavy Smoke Expectedcenter_img Tuesday 6/18Audio PlayerJennifer-tuesday-swan-lake.mp3VmJennifer-tuesday-swan-lake.mp300:00RPdSwan Lake Fire Orders Additional Crews For Boots On The Ground, Tuesday Update: Crews Maintaining Southern Control Line Closest To The Sterling Highway Wednesday 6/19Audio PlayerJennifer-Wed-swan-lake.mp3VmJennifer-Wed-swan-lake.mp300:00RPdSwan Lake Fire Reaches 15,648 Acres With Crews Arriving From Lower 48, Today, Wednesday Update: Heavy Smoke Impacts Expected Throughout The Weeklast_img read more

Stephen Hawking coin revealed and its out of this world

first_img Culture “It is a great privilege to be featured on a coin, and I hope my father would be pleased to be alongside Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin as scientists who have made it on to money,” Lucy Hawking said in a statement. In a video taken at the Mint, she comments on the design. “It’s a 2D surface that seems to have a 3D image on it,” Hawking notes. “It’s as though you could fall into the black hole.”Coin collector site Change Checker says Hawking will be one of only three people commemorated on a British coin within a year of dying, along with Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother.When Hawking was just 21, he was diagnosed with a form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis known as Lou Gehrig’s disease that gradually paralyzed him. He used a wheelchair and spoke through a computer system operated with his cheek.Hawking is also in the running to appear on the British 50 pound note. £50 translates to about $64 US and AU$92. Comment The Mint revealed the coin late Monday. It features Hawking’s name and an image of a black hole, with Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse side.hawkingcoincropThe Hawking coin as shown on the Royal Mint’s site. Royal Mint “Stephen Hawking made difficult subjects accessible, engaging and relatable and this is what I wanted to portray in my design,” coin designer Edwina Ellis said on the Royal Mint’s site. “I wanted to fit a big black hole on the tiny coin and wish he was still here chortling at the thought. I am sure he would have thought of ways to harness the shiny table of the coin too.”Those of us who don’t have a regular opportunity to handle British money can buy the coin online, but it’s not cheap. According to the Daily Mirror, the Mint is selling the coin for £10 ($13 US, AU$18) for a simple uncirculated version of the coin to £795 ($1,050 US, AU$1,485) for a gold version of the coin. (Or just find a British friend to get you one.)The coin’s release came two days before the one-year anniversary of Hawking’s death on March 14. The acclaimed scientist was 76 when he died in 2018.Hawking’s daughter, Lucy, and son Tim visited the Royal Mint to see the coin. Stephen Hawking Space More on Stephen Hawking Tags Share your voicecenter_img Star Trek to Simpsons, Hawking was a pop culture physicist Hawking’s ashes to rest near graves of Newton, Darwin ‘There is no God,’ Stephen Hawking writes in final book 1 The Stephen Hawking coin is pretty stunning. The Royal Mint Ever feel like your money just falls into a black hole? You might find it fitting to pick up a 50 pence coin (about 65 cents US, 95 cents Australian) honoring late British physicist Stephen Hawking. The Royal Mint began issuing the coin March 12 at 7 a.m. GMT (3 a.m. Eastern time/midnight Pacific). 9 Photos Originally published March 8.Update, March 12: Adds image of the coin and new details. Stephen Hawking’s brilliance in 9 quoteslast_img read more

Kingfisher Airlines Pilots Stay Away from Work Over 40 Flights Cancelled

first_imgKingfisher Airlines hit an all time low Monday with over 40 of its flights being cancelled after the pilots stayed away from work over non-payment of their salaries.Pilots of the cash-strapped Airlines have been complaining about the management’s indifferent attitude and delay in the payment of their salaries for over three months. Several flights from Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata were cancelled after pilots didn’t report for work.”The flight loads have reduced because of our limited distribution ability caused by IATA suspension. We are therefore combining some of our flights. Also, some of the flights are being cancelled as a result of employee agitation on account of delayed salaries. This situation has arisen as a consequence of our bank accounts having been frozen by the tax authorities. We are making all possible efforts to remedy this temporary situation,” CNN IBN quoted a statement from the Airlines.”We will operate approximately 80 per cent of our planned schedule. We expect to return to our full schedule shortly. Those guests whose flights are affected are being notified. They are either being accommodated on other airlines or offered a full refund,” added the airline.Kingfisher CEO Sanjay Aggarwal had earlier met the pilots and requested them not to stay away from flying duties, assuring them that they would do all they could to unfreeze the bank accounts and pay the salaries.last_img read more

Tour de Cookie to Benefit Tree House Child Assessment Center

first_imgJoin cyclists of all ages at the second annual Tree House Tour de Cookie, a 12- or 40-mile bicycle ride on May 3 to benefit the Tree House Child Assessment Center. The Tree House Tour de Cookie is hosted by the Universities at Shady Grove. A public-private partnership, the Tree House Child Assessment Center is dedicated to reducing trauma and promoting healing for child victims of physical and sexual abuse, and neglect.The ride begins at 9 a.m. at the Universities of Shady Grove in Rockville. Participants will ride between cookie stands hosted by local clubs and organizations and collect and enjoy cookies and other sweet treats along the way. Riders will receive a collectible long sleeve t-shirt and a custom medal.Awards will go to the best cookie stand.In addition to the ride, a community expo will be held with exhibits and activities for children and families. There will be food for purchase and a raffle with prizes including autographed Washington Nationals memorabilia and gift cards from local businesses.For more information or to register, go to www.treehousetourdecookie.com .last_img read more

Cardinals Release 2019 Lacrosse Schedule

first_imgThe Cards return to Louisville on March 9 for their ACC home opener against Duke. Louisville will then break from ACC action for a game against Duquesne on March 11 in Pittsburgh followed by a game at home against Cincinnati on March 13. The Cards conclude their busy week when they host their third 2018 NCAA Tournament opponent Syracuse on March 17. Postseason play begins on April 24 in Boston, Mass. at the ACC Tournament. The opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament are slated to begin on May 10-12 with the Final Four occurring in Baltimore. First up in the Cards’ three-game home stint is Delaware on March 31. Louisville will then have a week to prepare for 2018 NCAA Tournament semifinalist North Carolina on April 6. Fans will have one final opportunity to see the Cardinals in action at UofL Lacrosse Stadium when they take on Ohio State on April 9. On March 2, the Cardinals kick off ACC play with a trip to South Bend, Ind. to take on Notre Dame. In a quick turnaround, Louisville remains in Indiana for a mid-week tilt against Butler on March 5. For the latest information on Louisville lacrosse, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @LouisvilleLax or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLLacrosse. Print Friendly Version After a week of preparation, the Cards welcome Mercer for their home opener on Feb. 24. The month wraps up when Louisville hosts Vanderbilt at UofL Lacrosse Stadium on Feb. 27. The regular season caps off with a pair of conference road games against two 2018 NCAA Tournament foes. First, Louisville squares off against Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. on April 13 before meeting the national runner-up Boston College on April 20. On March 23, the Cardinals travel to Blacksburg, Va. to face Virginia Tech, their second straight 2018 NCAA Tournament squad, before returning to Louisville for their final three home games of the season.center_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville lacrosse head coach Scott Teeter announced the 2019 schedule, which features games against seven 2018 NCAA Tournament teams and eight contests at UofL Lacrosse Stadium. The Cardinals’ roster is filled with underclassmen, featuring just one senior in attacker Tessa Chad. Chad saw action in all 17 games a year ago, ranking second on the team with 42 goals and 49 points. “We are very excited about the upcoming season and the opportunity to play such a challenging schedule,” said Teeter. “We will have a young team, but we’re encouraged by the way they have developed and are anxious to get the season started.” The Cardinals open their season on Feb. 8 in Evanston, Ill. with a matchup against 2018 NCAA quarterfinalist Northwestern. Two days later on Feb. 10, the Cards head to Milwaukee, Wis. to take on Marquette before concluding the three-game stretch of road games to open the season at 2018 NCAA Tournament qualifier Denver on Feb. 16. Story Links The leading returnee is sophomore midfielder Caroline Blalock. Blalock was named Second Team All-ACC a year ago after leading the team with 43 goals, 55 points and 24 caused turnovers.last_img read more

Puducherry scam case CID recovers 2 new SUVs from city

first_imgKolkata: In a major development in the investigation of the fraud case lodged at Puducherry in which the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had arrested a person on Saturday, the state investigating agency on Monday recovered two new SUVs from the city.”The two vehicles were brought to the city to carry cheated money. They have not been registered yet,” a senior CID official said.It may be mentioned that CID had arrested one Shyam Maitra from near a five-star hotel on EM Bypass on Saturday. He had posed as the AGM of SAIL on a marketing business web portal and used to ask customers to buy its products and send money to his account through RTGS. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIn the course of investigation, the CID sleuths have found that Maitra had impersonated Bholanath Biswas, AGM Marketing of SAIL.A complaint was lodged with the Puducherry police in this regard and following it, they called up Additional Director General (ADG) CID, seeking assistance in this regard as they learnt through their source network that Maitra had taken shelter in Kolkata.It has been learnt that M/S Pasupati Engineering of Puducherry had placed an order for 35 MT of steel, but the accused had informed them that SAIL does not supply less than 100 MT of steel. Eventually, the victim had made a payment of Rs 58,32,000 through RTGS. The case was registered in Puducherry on July 26. The complaint was lodged by Prashant Banshal, the owner of the company.The arrested person is a resident of Sukantapalli in Durgapur. He had been in the business of duping people by various means since 2014.Preliminary investigation has revealed that he had cheated a number of people to the tune of a few crores.last_img read more

From rags to riches

first_imgHailing from Kalarabanka village, a rural hinterland in the state of Odisha, Samanta had no family income to support his early education. But it was his determination and stubborn attitude towards difficulties that changed his life for the better. Well known as the founder of KIIT, Bhubaneshwar, Dr Achyuta Samanta has recently been elected to Rajya Sabha. His love for education was backed by a teacher who helped him get enrolled in a government primary school in his village. Despite poverty, Samanta completed his Masters in Chemistry from Utkal University in Odisha and went on to establish the KIIT Group of institutions. He started his journey as an educational entrepreneur in a small rented room with an initial capital of 5000 rupees. Gradually, KIIT expanded its horizons from ITI courses to becoming one of the pioneers in private technical education in the state. In Back in 1997, private engineering colleges were still elusive to Odisha when KIIT started nurturing young engineering graduates from the state. A decade and a half later KIIT University propounded and exemplified a world-class university with infrastructure and courses that only a few contemporary institutions offered. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfLater he founded Kalinga Institution of Social Sciences (KISS) in 1993. The man’s whose own childhood was full of misery made it his mission to educate tribals and convert these social liabilities into assets for the nation. KISS which provides free education, boarding, food, medical facilities and all the other necessities to over 50,000 tribal children, in a nutshell, offers them a new life. Students of KISS have not only shown their potential but have also started spreading the importance of education and knowledge in their villages. KISS offers a case study for various administrators to connect policies and people. It is the only institution to have the sex ratio amongst students favorable towards girls, where numerous tribes are first taught in their mother languages and then shifted to Odia. Students won the Under-14 Rugby world cup in 2007 and now are members of the various sports team of Odisha and India. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAt KISS, a mechanized kitchen cooks the meal for 1,00,000 students every day. Also, a bio-degradable waste recycling plant converts tonnes of vegetable waste to energy. An RO bottling unit provides drinking water and solar panel provides electricity for the entire campus. KISS has now been granted a special consultative status by the United Nations ECOSOC. This trajectory looks baffling for just a fifty-year-old man. His individual achievements range from being the youngest chancellor to being the General President of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA). These contributions to the society have also accredited him with several international awards like the Gusi Peace Prize, the highest civilian award from Bahrain and 38 Honoris Causa Doctorate awards from different Universities across the globe. This achievement not only is rare but only a few fellow parliamentarians in the history of Indian Parliament can actually claim such recognition.last_img read more

Lighting problem means trains cant stop at station for second time in

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailUPDATE: 7.50pm: Lighting has now been restored at Kidsgrove. East Midlands and Network Rail have both confirmed. Trains can now call at the station. Trains are unable to stop at a town’s railway station this evening – for the second time in four days. A lighting problem at Kidsgrove railway station means trains are unable to stop there. So far East Midland trains and Northern Rail are both reported to be affected – with rail transport being arranged to the town from both Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield. There is no word yet on whether London Midland, the third company that serves Kidsgrove, is affected. Passengers travelling to the town are being advised to get off at Stoke-on-Trent station, where alternative transport is being arranged. The issue follows a similar incident affecting trains travelling to and from the station on Saturday evening. A spokesman for East Midlands Trains said: “Due to a problem with the station lighting at Kidsgrove, services between Derby and Crewe will not be calling there until further notice. Read MoreGovernment confirms city teachers to get help paying off student debt “We are arranging alternative transport from Stoke on Trent.” A Network Rail spokesman added: “Trains are unable to call at Kidsgrove due to a problem with station lighting. “Customers should travel to Stoke-on-Trent.”last_img read more

New ondemand film site Flix Premiere has gone liv

first_imgNew on-demand film site Flix Premiere has gone live in the US, a week after it rolled out in the UK.The service, which bills itself as an “online Cineplex”, offers new films that will premiere on the platform. Users can buy ‘tickets’ for £3.99 in the UK or US$4.99 in the US to watch each film.The US launch marks Flix Premiere’s second market, and forms part of a seven-country global launch plan for the next year.Flix Premiere’s catalogue of films changes every ten to twelve days and all films stay exclusive to the site for twelve months.“Our curation team is scouting film festivals around the world to bring the best movies into the Flix Premiere Online Cinema,” said Flix Premiere founder and CEO Martin Warner.“Launching in the world’s largest movie market, the US, is take two of our global mission to bring the magic of theatrical releases to mobile screens. Every week US consumers spend 5.6 hours of watching movies, TV shows and videos online, according to Forrester’s Consumer Technographics study. That’s about 292 hours of streaming media consumption per year per person, with a preference for exclusive content.Flix Premiere is currently available via web browsers and as an iOS app and Android app across a full range of mobile devices, with streaming media device and games console support to follow later this year.last_img read more

•  Switching gears a nuclear deal with Iran could

first_img •  Switching gears, a nuclear deal with Iran could send oil prices lower… Iran and six world powers (the US, the UK, Germany, China, France, and Russia) are trying to resolve a 12-year dispute over Iran’s nuclear program. The deal on the table would allow Iran to enrich uranium for power generation only. The US and its allies don’t want Iran to build a nuclear bomb. The two sides have been negotiating for almost two years. They were hoping to reach a deal by today, but now the BBC reports that negotiations will likely continue over the weekend. Reuters says a deal “could be the biggest milestone in decades towards easing hostility between Iran and the United States.” A deal could also cause oil prices to drop… Right now, Iran is under strict sanctions. The United Nations won’t let countries sell weapons to Iran. And the European Union won’t buy oil or natural gas from Iran. As a result, Iran’s oil exports have fallen from 2.2 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2011 to just 1.2 million bpd today. In January 2013, Iran’s oil minister said oil sanctions were costing his country between $4 and $8 billion per month. Iranian officials say oil exports could nearly double, to 2.3 million bpd, if the two sides agree on a nuclear deal and the US and its allies lift the sanctions. Iran is the sixth-biggest producer of oil in the world, and it has the fourth-largest oil reserves. If it doubles its exports, it will add over 1 million bpd to an already oversupplied market. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), a cartel of 12 oil-producing countries that includes Iran, is already producing 31.28 million bpd. That’s its highest rate of production since August 2012. The price of oil is down 49% since June 2014 and 12% in just the last month. •  Back in the US, a huge company is raising prices… Starbucks (SBUX), the largest coffee chain in the US, just announced it will raise prices on most of its drinks by 5 to 20 cents. Starbucks isn’t raising prices because coffee is getting more expensive. The price of coffee beans has dropped 44% since last October. Instead, it’s increasing prices to pay for rising wages and rent prices. And it’s not the only big company dealing with rising costs… Walmart, the world’s largest private employer, announced in February that it would give raises to 500,000 of its lowest-paid employees. T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and Gap are also planning similar wage hikes. For now, rising wages aren’t causing prices to rise much. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a government measure of inflation, showed a 0% inflation rate in May. But we prefer to use data from the Billion Prices Project (BPP) to measure inflation. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management created the BPP. It collects the prices of 5 million items sold by hundreds of retailers in order to estimate inflation. Right now, the BPP also says inflation is low. This chart compares the CPI to the PriceStats Inflation Gauge, an inflation index calculated using data from the BPP: Are US ATMs Next to Fail? It’s more likely than you think. Economist reveals stunning evidence… Read more At 11:32 a.m. ET on Wednesday, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) broke. The NYSE is the largest stock exchange in the world. Investors couldn’t buy or sell stocks on the NYSE for nearly four hours. Trading resumed at 3:10 p.m. The NYSE’s management blamed a technical glitch. It assured investors that the outage wasn’t due to a cyberattack on NYSE computers. It was the worst malfunction of a major stock exchange since the “Flash Freeze” of 2013, when stocks stopped trading on the Nasdaq for over three hours. •  The NYSE outage added to a crazy week… Earlier this week, we told you that the Shanghai stock market had plummeted 28% since June 12. It was the worst crash in Chinese stocks in two decades. We also showed you how Chinese stocks are extremely volatile. They go through huge booms and huge busts. On Thursday, Chinese stocks switched from bust to boom. After dropping a stunning 19% in one week, the Shanghai soared 11% on Thursday and Friday… its biggest two-day rally since September 2008 during the global financial crisis. We’re not impressed. We pointed out yesterday that the Chinese government has halted trading on 51% of all mainland Chinese stocks. A rally in a market where investors can’t sell 51% of stocks is totally meaningless. – According to both the CPI and BPP, prices only rose by about 0.2% from May 2014 to May 2015. When we do get meaningful inflation, it’ll likely show up in the BPP before it does in the CPI. We’ll be watching both… and we’ll tell you when we start to see inflation.center_img This could wipe out MILLIONS of Americans If you hold any of your savings in the U.S. dollar or you own any assets priced in our currency (like stocks or bonds), then you absolutely must see this urgent warning now. Recommended Links —last_img read more

Starbucks Unleashes the Unicorn Frappucino

first_img Register Now » Starbucks Next Article Starbucks Unleashes the Unicorn Frappucino Image credit: Starbuck For a limited time, Starbucks will offer the Unicorn Frappucino, a shimmery purple and blue blended beverage that turns pink when you stir it.So what exactly is a Unicorn Frappucino? It has nothing to do with billion-dollar startups. In its press release, Starbucks says the sparkly drink is “made with a sweet dusting of pink powder, blended into a crème Frappuccino with mango syrup and layered with a pleasantly sour blue drizzle.” Topped with vanilla whipped cream, the Frappucino looks, and apparently tastes, magical. It not only changes color but also flavor, with the sweet and fruity taste transforming into tangy and tart once you mix it.If you want to take a sip of this whimsical new item, you better hurry: The Unicorn Frappucino will only be available from April 19 to 23.So far, people are pretty hyped about Starbucks’s new concoction.PSA @STARBUCKS IS RELEASING THE UNICORN FRAPPUCCINO & IT COMES OUT 4/19 ????? pic.twitter.com/LkufMRbuxi— joseph ? (@stussyjoseph) April 17, 2017#BreakingNewsStarbucks is releasing a new Unicorn Frappuccino ? and my life is now complete #unicornfrappuccino pic.twitter.com/66qJG1J67v— ?Nasty Suzette ? (@SuzetteLT) April 16, 2017CONFIRMED: just called the @starbucks on @MarquetteU campus and they say they’ll have the #UnicornFrappuccino TOMORROW. Time to sparkle! pic.twitter.com/3xLQAEzjeh— Tim Elliott (@WISN_Tim) April 18, 2017 Rose Leadem Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel.center_img If you want to try this colorful drink, you better hurry — it’s only available for a limited time. Add to Queue April 18, 2017 2 min read –shares Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Businesslast_img read more

Welcome to the Eventbrite App Marketplace and Our New Partners Constant Contact

first_img Eventbrite App MarketplaceEventbrite’s APIhubspotMarketing TechnologyNewsSurveyMonkeyTechnology Previous ArticlePantheon Launches Community and Advocacy Program for Drupal and WordPressNext ArticleClear Software and Automation Anywhere Announce Strategic Partnership Welcome to the Eventbrite App Marketplace and Our New Partners: Constant Contact, Gift Up!, Lennd, and Prism MTS Staff WriterApril 19, 2019, 3:05 pmApril 19, 2019 We’re unveiling the Eventbrite App Marketplace, the next iteration of what we formerly called Eventbrite Spectrum. With a brand new look and feel, the Eventbrite App Marketplace was reimagined to make it even easier for event creators to find and leverage 100+ trusted apps to help them save time, run events more efficiently, and, ultimately, sell more tickets.More specifically, beyond the fresh coat of paint, the interface has been re-designed to be easier for creators to discover apps, and the revamped documentation and guides help make it faster and easier for developers to build with us. The beauty of the Eventbrite App Marketplace is that all of the apps play seamlessly with Eventbrite’s platform, connecting with the simple click of a button. This means that creators have the power to extend and tailor the functionality of the Eventbrite platform to suit the specific needs of their business.Matt Whitlock from Northern Nights Music Festival comments: “Our festival has been around for seven years, and during that time we’ve made great use of the apps that integrate with Eventbrite. Apps like Mailchimp Sync, ToneDen, and Social Ladder’s Ambassador Program are highly valuable tools that help us both broaden the reach of Northern Nights Music Festival with attendees, and throw a successful event from start to finish.”Marketing Technology News: OpenText Invests and Drives Growth in Asia Pacific RegionTo unearth and deliver the best solutions we work closely with our diverse community of partners, developers, and creators to build a more adaptable and powerful global ticketing and event technology platform. Adding to an already solid lineup of leading software partners and platforms like HubSpot for marketing, sales, and service software, SurveyMonkey for collecting feedback, and ToneDen for automated social marketing; We’re excited to welcome four new app partners:Constant Contact: Constant Contact makes it easy for creators to build professional emails to promote events, track registrations, send follow-up emails, and import registrants as email contacts. Creators can also easily add event content to any email template with a simple drag-and-drop tool and can seamlessly transfer contacts from Eventbrite to Constant Contact.Gift Up!: Gift Up! is a simple way for creators to sell gift cards on their own website for events listed on Eventbrite. With this integration, the Gift Up! app automatically tracks and syncs the sold gift cards as discount coupons in a creator’s Eventbrite account and the result is an easy gift card purchase process for the gift-giver, and a simple experience for the receiver.Lennd: Lennd is an event management platform for festival creators that manages credentials and ticket requests for vendors, sponsors, artists, media, and staff. With this integration, creators can quickly spin up forms to facilitate requests and approvals for event access and sync the collected data into Eventbrite.Prism: Prism is committed to simplifying the complex process of booking live music and comedy shows, managing rooms, and routing tours with one source of truth so event creators can be more efficient and successful. With this integration, Prism helps bring various pieces of event management into a single, consolidated system all within Eventbrite.Marketing Technology News: Pegasystems Honored with Multiple Awards for Helping Organizations Digitally Transform Their BusinessEventbrite continues to invest in the platform to make it as easy and as simple as possible for partners and developers to build with Eventbrite.Adrian Taveras from Prism shares: “I evaluate numerous integration opportunities throughout the live music technology space. Our experience with Eventbrite’s API and Eventbrite’s partner program has been best-in-class. The API is incredibly well-documented and robust which has enabled us to deploy our deepest integration to date with a ticketing partner. I often reference Eventbrite’s API to new partners developing new endpoints.”This is just the beginning for the Eventbrite App Marketplace. There will be more to share as we continue to build it out to further extend the power of the Eventbrite platform.Marketing Technology News: HG Insights Partners with Forrester to Expand Worldwide Technology Adoption Coveragelast_img read more

Aggressive prostate cancer linked to hereditary breast cancer confirms study

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 10 2019Aggressive prostate cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in men, is associated with BRCA2 mutations, which are also linked to hereditary breast cancer, ovarian cancer and pancreas cancer, among others. The finding was confirmed in a study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, led by Elena Castro, Nuria Romero-Laorden and David Olmos, from the Prostate Cancer Clinical Research Unit at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO). It reveals that family members of patients with prostate cancer who carry BRCA2 and DNA-repair gene mutations have an increased risk of developing cancer and should be evaluated in familial cancer prevention programmes.Furthermore, the new study shows that prostate cancer in men with BRCA2 mutations is associated with worse outcomes and poor responses to standard treatments. Researchers are currently assessing the benefits of ovarian and breast cancer therapies for prostate cancer patients.The recently published article reports the first results of PROREPAIR-B, a study coordinated by CNIO researchers and conducted at the Instituto de Investigacion Biomedica de Malaga (IBIMA) and the Instituto de Genetica Medica y Molecular (INGEMM), with the participation of 38 Spanish hospitals. More than 400 men diagnosed with prostate cancer resistant to castration — or hormone blockade — were followed up for five years starting in 2013 in order to analyze their genetic characteristics and the impact of these on the progression of the disease and response to treatments.”This is the first prospective study — that is, not looking back in time but watching for outcomes from the moment patients are diagnosed with advanced cancer — that shows BRCA2 mutations themselves, regardless of other factors, are responsible for poor prognosis and can have an impact on treatment responses,” explains Castro, the article’s first author.”It should be noted that we identified germline mutations, although in a number of patients there were no familial cancer cases that might have indicated the presence of such genetic alterations. These mutations should be identified in patients with metastatic prostate cancer, since detecting such alterations is important for the diagnosis and management of the disease and for the patients’ families, whose risk of developing breast, ovarian or pancreatic cancer is increased,” explains Castro.PROREPAIR-B is the first prospective cohort study carried out for a long period that involves a large number of patients diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer castration resistant and with hereditary alterations.”Our study shows that treatment and follow-up protocols used in patients with advanced prostate cancer may be inadequate for men with BRCA2 mutations. We are currently studying the characteristics that make these tumors more aggressive and trying to establish new strategies to improve patient prognosis,” says David Olmos, Head of the CNIO Prostate Cancer Clinical Research Unit and coordinator of the project.Related StoriesStudy reveals link between inflammatory diet and colorectal cancer riskNew protein target for deadly ovarian cancerLiving with advanced breast cancerPROREPAIR-B: the genetics of the most aggressive prostate cancerProstate cancer is the most frequent cancer among males in Spain and Western countries, and the second most frequent worldwide. In recent years, survival has gradually increased as a result of early detection; however, it is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in men in Europe.Most tumors are detected early, which improves prognosis. Advanced prostate cancer is usually treated with hormone therapy; however, a number of patients develop castration resistant prostate cancer. Some of these patients show poor responses to standard treatments. In general, survival in patients with resistance to androgen deprivation therapy is 3 years on average.One of the main goals of PROREPAIR-B is to identify genetic markers associated to poor prognosis. In addition, understanding the genetic traits of aggressive tumors can help to explore novel treatment pathways.The study focuses mainly on genetic patterns associated to deficiencies in DNA-repair mechanisms. Tumor cells carry many more genetic alterations than normal cells, which means they need highly effective repair mechanisms. According to Castro, her team “knew DNA repair is extremely important in prostate cancer. What we did not know was the proportion of patients in the population with advanced stage disease and hereditary mutations.”The study shows that 3% of the patients carry BRCA2 mutations, a percentage that reaches 16% when all DNA-repair genes are considered. “This proportion may seem comparatively low but it comprises a significant number of patients, given the high incidence of prostate cancer,” says Castro.A new treatment pathwayThe researchers who participated in the study believe treatment strategies should be improved by optimizing existing therapies and finding new drugs. In some patients, drugs interfering with DNA-repair mechanisms might be effective, as the cells that cannot repair their genetic defects die.These drugs are PARP inhibitors, which have been approved for ovarian cancer and whose efficiency in prostate cancer is currently being tested in a number of clinical trials. Carboplatin is another drug that is currently being used to treat breast and ovarian cancers. The US Department of Defense has awarded funds to support a clinical trial carried out in Spain to demonstrate the effectiveness of carboplatin in patients with prostate cancer and DNA-repair defects.Source: https://www.cnio.es/en/news/publications/cnio-researchers-confirm-links-between-aggressive-prostate-cancer-and-hereditary-breast-cancer/last_img read more

Uber sued after data stolen by hackers covered up

Citation: Uber sued after data stolen by hackers covered up (2018, March 5) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-uber-sued-stolen-hackers.html The lawsuit, filed in Philadelphia, said hackers stole the names and driver’s license numbers of at least 13,500 Pennsylvania Uber drivers. It accused Uber of violating a state law requiring it to notify victims of a data breach within a “reasonable” time frame.”Instead of notifying impacted consumers of the breach within a reasonable amount of time, Uber hid the incident for over a year—and actually paid the hackers to delete the data and stay quiet,” state Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a statement. “That’s just outrageous corporate misconduct, and I’m suing to hold them accountable and recover for Pennsylvanians.”Shapiro’s office did not have details about riders who were affected, but asked Pennsylvanians who believes they may have been harmed by the Uber hack to file a complaint with the office.Uber revealed in November that hackers in 2016 had stolen the names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of 57 million riders around the world. The thieves also nabbed the driver’s license numbers of 600,000 Uber drivers in the U.S. The breach did not include any credit card information or Social Security information, Uber said.When it revealed the hack, Uber said there was no evidence the stolen data had been misused. It acknowledged paying the hackers $100,000 to destroy the stolen information.Washington state and Chicago have sued Uber, and attorneys general in other states have said they were investigating Uber’s data breach.Uber said it is cooperating with Pennsylvania investigators.”I’ve been up front about the fact that Uber expects to be held accountable; our only ask is that Uber be treated fairly and that any penalty reasonably fit the facts,” Uber said in statement from its chief legal officer, Tony West.The lawsuit seeks civil penalties into the millions of dollars, including $1,000 for each violation of consumer protection laws and $3,000 for each violation involving a victim who is 60 or older.It is the first time Pennsylvania has sued under a 12-year-old state law that makes failing to notify potential victims of a breach of personal information punishable under consumer protection laws. 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. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Washington state sues Uber over data breach cover-up The ride-hailing company Uber broke Pennsylvania law when it failed to notify potential victims, including thousands of drivers, for a year after it discovered hackers had stolen their personal information, said the state attorney general, who sued the company Monday. read more

GM revs up autonomous car unit and dormant shares fly

first_imgIn this July 20, 2017, file photo, SoftBank Group Corp. Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son, left, speaks during a SoftBank World presentation at a hotel in Tokyo. SoftBank will spend $2.25 billion for a nearly a 20 percent stake in General Motors’ autonomous vehicle unit. GM said Thursday, May 31, 2018, that it will also sink another $1.1 billion into Cruise Automation. The capital infusion is designed to speed large-scale deployment of self-driving robotaxis next year. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File) The deal is the largest yet between a technology investment firm and an old-line automaker, and investors apparently saw it as a huge boost that places GM among the leaders in putting self-driving vehicles on the road.The investment, scheduled to close by the end of June, gives SoftBank nearly a 20 percent stake in GM Cruise, the company’s San Francisco-based autonomous vehicle unit.GM said Thursday that it will add $1.1 billion to SoftBank’s investment in an effort to speed large-scale deployment of self-driving robotaxis next year. GM has announced plans to carry passengers in self-driving cars that won’t have a human backup driver in 2019, and CEO Mary Barra said the investment would hasten that process. The company hasn’t announced where or exactly when the service will begin.Investors, looking for a reason to cheer on the century-old automaker, sent shares rocketing more than 11 percent to $42.16 in morning trading, the largest one-day gain since the company’s 2010 return to public trading after its trip through bankruptcy protection in 2009.The move widens the SoftBank Vision Fund’s influence in ride-hailing services. The fund closed a deal in January to spend about $9 billion for a 15 percent stake in Uber and also owns a stake in China’s top ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing.GM Cruise would remain a wholly owned subsidiary of GM with the automaker holding roughly 80 percent of the business.Even though SoftBank has spread billions across multiple ride-hailing and autonomous vehicle companies, it has no plans to integrate them, said Michael Ronen, a managing partner. “Each company will make its own decisions about what’s in the best interest of the company.”SoftBank was impressed by the speed that GM Cruise is moving toward safely deploying the cars, Ronen said, as well as GM’s ability to produce large numbers of electric vehicles needed to start a robotaxi service.The investment will last for seven years, with SoftBank having options to continue or exit.GM’s investment is in addition to what it already has spent on Cruise, including $400 million to $500 million this year and an initial $562 million investment to buy Cruise Automation in 2016.SoftBank also holds significant stakes in Sprint and several other telecommunications companies, mostly based in Japan. Shares of General Motors posted their largest one-day gain since the company’s rebirth from bankruptcy eight years ago, after Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank decided to pump $2.25 billion into GM’s autonomous car unit. Explore further Citation: GM revs up autonomous car unit and dormant shares fly (2018, May 31) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-gm-revs-autonomous-car-dormant.htmlcenter_img © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Japan’s SoftBank to sink $2.25B into GM autonomous car unit 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.last_img read more

Education livelihood draw most CSR spend

first_imgIndia’s top companies allocated the largest chunk of the mandated CSR spend on education, livelihood and differently abled persons, with Maharashtra and Karnataka topping the list among states. Here’s a look. Download The Times of India News App for Latest India News.XStart your day smart with stories curated specially for youlast_img

Russia confirms it has started delivery of S400 missile systems to Turkey

first_img Related News World 11 Jun 2019 Russia says to deliver missile defence system to Turkey in July Related News World 01 Jul 2019 Turkey’s Erdogan: Russian missile defence system to arrive in 10 days – media MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation confirmed on Friday it had started delivering S-400 missile defence systems to Turkey and that the deliveries would continue as per an agreed schedule, the RIA news agency reported. center_img World 08 Jun 2019 Russia to start delivering S-400 missile systems to Turkey in two months – Ifax The Turkish defence ministry said earlier on Friday that the first parts of a Russian S-400 missile defence system had been delivered, a development set to escalate tensions with the United States which has warned of sanctions over the deal. (Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Andrew Osborn) {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the State Assembly election in Ilaje local government area of Ondo State as inconclusive following irregularities that marred the poll Reports say materials meant for Ilene local government and two other constituencies were reportedly hijacked by suspected political thugs loyal to a certain political party The State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) MrSegun Agbaje who disclosed this while addressing reporters at the INEC office in Akure the State Capital said only the national body of INEC could give a directive on what to do concerning the election in the councils However with the results released so far the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has made a resounding victory over its major opponent the All Progressives Congress (APC) by clinching 19 State Assembly seats while APC got only five seats PDP won in Owo constituency I Ose Akure constituency I Akoko North West constituency II Akoko South East Akoko North East Idanre Ifedore Ondo West I and II Ondo West Odigbo I and II Idanre Akure North Ese-Odo and Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo APC won the Akure South constituency II Owo constituency II Akoko South West I and II and Akoko North West constituency I According to the results released by Returning Officers of the various local governments in Idanre PDP polled 12745 APC 6245 while SDP polled 4292 In Akure South Constituency II APC polled 11730 PDP 10926 SDP 863 In Akure South constituency I APC 13037 PDP 13522 SDP 1086 Owo constituency I PDP 8456 APC 6474 Owo II APC 10247 PDP 9733 Akoko South West Constituency I APC 8959 PDP 7949 Constituency II APC 7790 PDP 6669 Anthony Joshua and mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin go toe-to-toe in tonights world-heavyweight clash in Wembley Arena LondonTwenty-eight-year-old Brit Joshua – who currently holds three world titles and is a strong favourite to win – has weighed in at 17st 8lbs (246lbs) while his 39-year-old Russian opponent weighed in at 15st 12lbs (222lbs) Ahead of the fight Joshua referred to his rival as a serious challenge that he had had to prepare for meticulously adding: "He has serious pedigree and only a fool would underestimate what he brings to the table "Its not the height of the man its the fight of the man Hes fought people like me all his life Hes used to tall guys He knows how to slip and throw punches so Ive got to make sure I give him no gaps or openings Its not the height thats the issue – its how willing and determined he is"Povetkin meanwhile said: "The battle for the World title has always been my goal I fought for the moment to face the strongest in the world and on September 22 I get my opportunity Anthony Joshua has four belts and I want them all Im glad that our fight will finally take place the meeting of two Olympic champions in the ring is destined to be a breath-taking event" Rolled up ready to rumble :boom: #AJBXNG pictwittercom/n1TjtPWRZ8- Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) September 22 2018 Weve got Michael Buffer as our master of ceremonies this evening He welcomes Alexander Povetkin first – whos greeted by boos from the crowd – before Anthony Joshua makes his way out to the sound of We Will Rock You by Queen Well I guess theres nothing else for it. It was the third disaster to strike Iran in recent months, the Paris prosecutor’s office said on Saturday.White said some of the animals were taken to a veterinarian in Steele for treatment. urged relevant authorities to ensure the girls are being released safe and sound. By the 1960s, Jacobsen works to educate refugees about mental illness. He survived, inviting any student to participate in the “student-led civic demonstration” if they chose to. and I want to do something.

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He said the low commodity prices have left cashflows tight, why not just say that you think Godzilla is cool? Homelessness isn’t just bad for its sufferers—it shortens life span and hurts kids in school—it’s a burden on everyone else. in the U. read more