STAR PREVIEW West Ham v Liverpool

first_imgAttention was on the Super Bowl last night but now the game is over, the sporting focus is likely to return straight to London where Liverpool have the chance to extend their title lead over Manchester City to five points. The league leaders missed a big chance to strike what could have been a hammer blow when they drew 1-1 with Leicester after Newcastle beat City 2-1 and this could be another tricky encounter for them as they face West Ham.Since their 2-1 loss at Manchester City the Reds have just lost a slight edge from their performances, although they have at least taken seven points from their last three games and some might say that this is the right time to Face West Ham.Their recent defeats against Wimbledon (4-2) and Wolves (3-0) do not inspire confidence in their hopes for tonight and they will simply struggle more if they are not able to call upon Marko Arnautovic, who was with withdrawn with a foot injury before their 3-0 defeat against Wolves.Liverpool will be frustrated with their draw against Leicester but they still had more shots, corners and shots on target suggesting that they have not undergone a seismic regression in that one game.Goals might be the way to go here. Mohamed Salah was kept quiet by Ben Chilwell in midweek but Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were brimming with energy whenever Liverpool moved forward whilst West Ham have been struggling of late, they also have the players to make an impact.West Ham v LiverpoolPremier League20:00 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)AUG 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 4-0 West HamFEB 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 4-1 West HamNOV 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE West Ham 1-4 LiverpoolMAY 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE West Ham 0-4 LiverpoolDEC 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 2-2 West HamFEB 2016 FA CUP West Ham 2-1 LiverpoolJAN 2016 FA CUP Liverpool 0-0 West HamJAN 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE West Ham 2-0 LiverpoolAUG 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 0-3 West HamJAN 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 2-0 West HamIn any case, West Ham will need to defend a great deal better than they did against Wolves, when Raul Jiménez scored twice in what was a dominant performance at Molineux, and even if Arnautovic does not fire, the Hammers have Felipe Anderson as a player who can still do some damage, whilst Liverpool, beset by defensive injuries, have conceded in five of their last six games.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK OVER 3.5 GOALS 5 pts at 7/5 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 254.64 points(excluding Premier League ante-post and Six Nations ante-post)last_img read more

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Baker Institute founding director available to discuss United StatesSyrian relations

first_imgAddThis ShareCONTACT: David RuthPHONE: 713-348-6327E-MAIL: druth@rice.edu MEDIA NOTE: The United States has nominated an ambassador to Syria, a move seen as an effort to repair relations and bolster the U.S.-Syrian bilateral relationship.Baker Institute founding director available to discuss United States-Syrian relationsPresident Barack Obama has nominated Robert Stephen Ford to be the new United States ambassador to Damascus. The post has been vacant since the United States withdrew its ambassador in February 2005. Edward P. Djerejian, the founding director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, served as the United States ambassador to Syria from 1988-1991. In an Aug. 11, 2009 op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Djerejian wrote “A high-level bilateral dialogue could enhance our national security interests.” He cited areas of possible cooperation including Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, reducing Syrian support for Hezbollah and Palestinian radicals, Lebanese sovereignty, intelligence gathering on al-Qaeda and other issues.Regarding the United States’ diplomatic overture to Syria, Djerejian said, “Ambassador-designate Ford is a veteran Foreign Service officer with long experience in the Arab world. If confirmed by the Senate, Ford will be an outstanding chief of mission of the United States. His nomination by President Obama demonstrates the willingness of the United States to engage the Syrians on the broad range of issues in our bilateral relationship.”Djerejian is available to discuss the latest developments in U.S.-Syrian relations with members of the news media. To schedule an interview with Djerejian, contact David Ruth at 713-348-6327 or druth@rice.edu. For after-hours or weekend bookings, contact Ruth at 612-702-9473.Djerejian, who also served as U.S. ambassador to Israel and assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs, is the author of the recently released book ”Danger and Opportunity: An American Ambassador’s Journey Through the Middle East.”To view Djerejian’s bio, go to http://www.bakerinstitute.org/personnel/fellows-scholars/edjerejian/ambassador_view. last_img read more

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Rice expert on social sciences available to comment on nonvoters in 2010

first_imgAddThis ShareCONTACT: Franz BrotzenPHONE: 713-348-6775E-MAIL: franz.brotzen@rice.edu Rice expert on social sciences available to comment on nonvoters in 2010 electionLyn Ragsdale, dean of social sciences at Rice University, is available to discuss the large segment of the electorate that did not vote in the Nov. 2 election — the subject of her forthcoming book, “The American Non-Voter.”Despite heightened interest among some segments of the population, more than half of eligible voters sat it out. Who are these nonvoters and why did they choose to abstain?Ragsdale’s book looks at the pattern of nonvoting over the past generation and groups nonvoters into three distinct subsets. The first group may be considered the “traditional” nonvoter: citizens who pay little attention to politics or civic life. The second group, by contrast, is extremely aware of political developments but refuses to take part because they dislike both candidates and are angry about the choices available. The third group follows politics up to a point, but chooses not to vote because they don’t see any meaningful differences between candidates and parties and doubt their ability to influence election results.According to Ragsdale’s research, the second group comprises the largest segment of nonvoters, from 30 percent to 40 percent. The “traditional” nonvoters make up less than a third of those who don’t cast ballots, while the third group constitutes the balance. Ragsdale, an expert on the history of the presidency, was the head of the Political Science Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago before coming to Rice. Previously, she was on the faculty at the University of Arizona for 20 years. Ragsdale received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1982. She is the past president of the Western Political Association and has served as the editor of Political Research Quarterly. She has written four books on the American presidency and U.S. Congress, including her most recent, “Vital Statistics on the Presidency: Third Edition” (2008).To schedule an interview with Ragsdale, contact Franz Brotzen at franz.brotzen@rice.edu.last_img read more

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Rice University launches public art initiative with three new works

first_imgAddThis Share CONTACT: Franz BrotzenPHONE: 713-348-6775E-MAIL: franz.brotzen@rice.edu Rice University launches public art initiative with three new worksRice University is known for its distinctive architecture and its canopy of stately trees. Now it will also be known as a setting for major works of public art, thanks to the Rice Art Program, a campus-wide presidential initiative that brings public art to students, faculty, staff and the Greater Houston community.The recent installation of “paraMuseum: Environmental Exigencies” (http://www.media.rice.edu/images/media/NEWSRELS/1208_KUBRICHT.jpg) by Charles Mary Kubricht in the Brochstein Pavilion is a beautiful and poetic example of Rice’s commitment to site-specific public art, said University Art Director Molly Hubbard. The four black-and-white oak leaves on 8-foot panels reflect Kubricht’s conception of natural landscapes (and their constituent parts) as “museums” — as places and objects worthy of preservation.The artist thinks of the Rice campus as a tree museum as a whole. Her oak leaf panels reflect her interest in how humans actively create and measure experience, perception, meaning and the fate of the natural environment. The four oak leaves were selected by the artist from four indigenous oak trees on the Rice campus. Printed on canvas, the photographs are coated with a unique, eco-friendly sealant that protects them from UV radiation and other environmental factors.Kubricht lives in Texas and New York. She has been exhibiting her work in the United States and abroad for three decades, and her work has been the subject of several museum solo exhibitions. Since 2005 Kubricht has focused on the photographic representation of the ever-changing cultural and political events on Mount Livermore, located near the West Texas town of Marfa.With the installation of Leo Villareal’s “Radiant Pathway” (http://www.media.rice.edu/images/media/NEWSRELS/1208_VIillareal.jpg)  in the second-floor café of the Biosciences Research Collaborative (BRC) at University Boulevard and Main Street, Rice has launched a new era of public art “outside of the hedges,” Hubbard said. The work pulsates from 7 a.m. in the morning until midnight, seven days a week and is visible from University Boulevard. Light sequences radiating in and out from the center mirror the function of the university as a gathering place for knowledge that is then released back into the larger community. The 92 LED light tubes each have 20 pixels capable of displaying 16 million different colors. The changing light sequences are never repeated, and Villareal composed them on-site using his custom computer software technology.New York artist Villareal was born in Albuquerque and raised in El Paso. He is an innovator in the “new digerati” due to his original and transformative monumental public light installations. Villareal’s work is currently the subject of a solo retrospective at the San Jose Museum of Art and his first monograph has also been published for the occasion. His work can also be viewed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and in other locations around the world.Earlier this year, Aurora Robson’s “Lift” (http://www.media.rice.edu/images/media/NEWSRELS/1208_ROBSON.jpg) debuted in Rice’s Barbara and David Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center. The huge spherical sculpture, made of more than 9,000 discarded plastic bottles, is suspended from the ceiling with four smaller satellites surrounding it.“Lift” is a vibrant addition to Rice’s new Recreation Center, Hubbard said, because it creates a sense of the “cosmic and astronomical” among the daily regimen of bench presses and treadmills. The five pieces embody the qualities of energy, light and dynamism of a solar system and are also associated with the physical activity and recreation occurring in the space itself. The suspended sculptures are engineered with solar-powered motors that provide rotation and light.Another work by Robson, “The Great Indoors,” transformed the Rice Art Gallery into a three-dimensional landscape of organic structures and forms inspired by the human body during the fall of 2008. The installation was made entirely from parts cut from about 10,000 reused plastic bottles.Born in Toronto, Robson is both an artist and an environmental activist. She is the director and co-founder of two important artist groups: Lumenhouse, an artist residency space in Bushwick, N.Y., and Project Vortex, a coalition of artists, architects and designers dedicated to working with discarded plastic to reduce the amount of plastic in the world’s oceans. Recent projects include “What Goes Around, Comes Around,” a work using 9,000 recycled bottles that is on display in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s corporate campus in New Jersey.In addition to the above works, earlier this year Rice debuted the exhibition “Magnificent Seven: Houston Celebrates Surls,” an installation of seven large sculptural works by American artist James Surls across the campus. Two of the sculptures have been purchased to remain as part of Rice’s collection. Also, the internationally celebrated American artist James Turrell has been commissioned to create a “skyspace,” an experiential work of art that fuses light and space, which will be constructed east of the Shepherd School of Music in 2011. And noted American sculptor Bruce Wolfe has been commissioned to create a bronze statue of Edgar Odell Lovett as a commemorative sculpture for Rice’s Centennial Celebration in 2012. The statue is likely to be placed in front of Keck Hall. Also, a bronze owl by English artist Geoffrey Dashwood that stands over 6 feet high will be the focus of a Legacy Garden that is also being designed to coincide with the Centennial.“Artworks like these complement our campus’s natural and architectural beauty to inspire and engage students, faculty, staff and visitors,” President David Leebron said. “They create a more dynamic and stimulating environment for our campus community and also invite the Houston community to experience both our campus and our art.”The Rice Art Program is directed by Hubbard and led by the Rice Art Committee, which is chaired by alumnus Raymond Brochstein and co-chaired by alumna Suzanne Deal Booth. Members include Rice trustees, students, faculty and staff, in addition to community representatives. Funding for the site-specific projects is provided primarily by philanthropy.“We are especially pleased to be able to add these important works to Houston’s renowned museum district,” Leebron said. “They create even more reasons for Houstonians, as well as those who reside elsewhere, to visit Rice. We are very grateful for the philanthropic support that has made such works possible.” Members of the news media who want to visit any of the new art at Rice should contact Franz Brotzen at franz.brotzen@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.last_img read more

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Study Modularity affects human singlecelled migration

first_imgShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduJade Boyd713-348-6778jadeboyd@rice.eduStudy: Modularity affects human, single-celled migrationRice scientists’ study of human migration could help understand cancer metastasisHOUSTON — (Dec. 8, 2016) — What could cancer cells and drug-resistant bacteria possibly have in common with Stone Age settlers of the Americas? They’re all migratory, and at one time or other, each finds the going a bit easier in a specific direction.For cancer cells, the path of least resistance is often along tissue boundaries rather than through them, and studies have found that bacteria can become drug-resistant more quickly in nonhomogenous environments. In the case of humans settling America, a new study from Rice University finds that migration was easier moving east-west as opposed to north-south, largely because the knowledge needed to live in the same climate zones was easily transferable.A computer model of human migration in the Americas by Rice University researchers Dong Wang (left) and Michael Deem could also shed light on the behavior of metastatic cancers. (Photo by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)The research is available online in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.Lead researcher Michael Deem said he conceived the study while reading Jared Diamond’s “Guns, Germs and Steel,” a 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning book that argued that differences in power and technology between human societies stem more from environmental and geographic factors than from intellectual, genetic or cultural attributes.“One hypothesis he put forward was that migration was more rapid in the east-west direction than in the north-south direction because the crops and animals people relied upon tended to remain the same if the people migrated east-west within climate zones and tended to change if they moved north-south between climate zones,” said Deem, Rice’s John W. Cox Professor in Biochemical and Genetic Engineering and a senior scientist at Rice’s Center for Theoretical Biological Physics.“The idea is that it takes extra time and effort to develop the techniques and knowledge necessary to survive in a new climate, and that creates more of an obstacle to north-south migration. I thought that was really interesting, and I always wanted to do something a little more quantitative on that problem,” he said.Deem, who chairs Rice’s Department of Bioengineering and is a professor of physics and astronomy, specializes in using statistical mechanics to design computer simulations that accurately capture the complexity of nature. His work has led to mathematical laws of biology and includes computer models that predict how well next year’s flu vaccine will work, how globalization affects the world economy and how the speed of biological evolution increases with time because of evolution.A common theme throughout Deem’s research is “modularity,” a feature of data that can be revealed through various techniques. For migrating bacteria, a specific gene could be a module of information, and an analogous module for the first humans in America would be specific knowledge about local environments or effective techniques for farming or raising animals.“A big aspect that we’re interested in is how modularity accelerates the adaptation of biological systems, and more specifically in this case, how the modularity of knowledge interacts with asymmetry during migration,” Deem said. “What we learn can be broadly applied, because the physical dynamics are similar in the case of the east-west verses north-south migration of people in the Americas and in the case of bacteria migrating in a Petri dish where there’s a right-left versus up-down antibiotic gradient. One could also envision analogous scenarios with invasive species or metastatic cancer.”In designing the model of human migration in the Americas, Deem and graduate student Dong Wang incorporated variables related to environment, the timing and speed of migration, knowledge creation and communication, genetics and the overall “fitness” or health of populations. The model predicts how populations expand across a 9-by-25 grid that simulates the length and approximate width of the Americas.Archaeological evidence shows that the first Americans arrived from Asia via a land bridge across the present-day Bering Strait during a glacial ice age about 20,000 years ago. In keeping with the dominant theory among archeologists, Deem and Wang’s model begins with humans entering the Americas from the far north.“Once a population reaches the carrying capacity on their site, and the fitness is above a threshold, they will attempt to migrate to a new site,” Wang said. “What we will see is that there is a front of migration, an east-west line that moves south over time.”The likelihood of migration into an adjacent site depends partly on how similar the environment is, and the environment in the east-west direction changes less, on average, than it does north-south.“The more modular knowledge is, the easier it is to optimize, and the easier it is to transmit that information to other individuals and the easier it is to pioneer new sites,” Deem said. “If tasks are interdependent — perhaps the corpus of knowledge required to grow a particular crop also interacts with knowledge about how to make tools or when the seasons change — the easier it is to pioneer new sites. The more things interact, the more difficult it is to optimize that problem, and that’s a situation with less modularity of knowledge.”Wang said the model was confirmed with empirical data where possible.“The model includes genetics, and we can examine the genes of individuals,” he said. “That allows us to look at the genetic distance between different populations at different places and times, and when we compare those actual measures from the archeological record, we find that they match pretty well. Another empirical check is the actual rates of migration and the asymmetry of the rates of migration in the archeological record.”Deem said the model is the first to both explicitly quantify the effect of modularity on fitness and examine how environmental asymmetry affects human migration.“We learned that Jared Diamond’s idea makes sense,” Deem said. “It is the case that when the asymmetry in the north-south direction of the environments is larger than in the east-west direction, then it is harder to migrate in the north-south direction.”He and Wang will next focus on modifying the model to focus specifically on cancer metastasis.“In solid tumor cancers, for example, there’s an asymmetry in the radial direction, away from the tumor versus on the surface of the tumor,” Deem said. “There also is an asymmetry as the cells metastasize and go through different tissues in the body. So, there’s an asymmetry along membranes versus through membranes, and there are recent empirical studies that provide new data that we can use to help examine the effect of these asymmetries in greater detail.”-30-High-resolution IMAGES are available for download at:http://news.rice.edu/files/2016/12/1212_MIGRATE-pr7-lg-1f1vki7.jpgCAPTION: A computer model of human migration in the Americas by Rice University researchers Dong Wang (left) and Michael Deem could also shed light on the behavior of metastatic cancers. (Photo by Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)The DOI of the Interfaces paper is: 10.1098/rsif.2016.0778A copy of the paper is available at:http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/13/125/20160778Related research from Rice:‘Predicted’ zeolites may fuel efficient processes — Jan. 22, 2015http://news.rice.edu/2015/01/22/predicted-zeolites-may-fuel-efficient-processes/Rice study fuels hope for natural gas cars — Dec. 18, 2014http://news.rice.edu/2014/12/18/rice-study-fuels-hope-for-natural-gas-cars/New materials could slash energy costs for CO2 capture — May 30, 2012http://news.rice.edu/2012/05/30/new-materials-could-slash-energy-costs-for-co2-capture/Rice’s Deem wins Texas academy’s O’Donnell Award — Jan. 12, 2012http://news.rice.edu/2012/01/12/rices-deem-wins-texas-academys-odonnell-award-2/Cloudy with a chance of sudden death — Oct. 20, 2011http://news.rice.edu/2011/10/20/cloudy-with-a-chance-of-sudden-death/New way of predicting dominant seasonal flu strain — Nov. 15, 2010http://news.rice.edu/2010/11/15/new-way-of-predicting-dominant-seasonal-flu-strain-2/Rice study examines how bacteria acquire immunity — Sept. 15, 2010http://news.rice.edu/2010/09/15/rice-study-examines-how-bacteria-acquire-immunity-2/Forced evolution: Can we mutate viruses to death? — Nov. 10, 2008http://news.rice.edu/2008/11/10/forced-evolution-can-we-mutate-viruses-to-death/Changing environment organizes genetic structure — Nov. 13, 2007http://news.rice.edu/2007/11/13/changing-environment-organizes-genetic-structure/Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,910 undergraduates and 2,809 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for happiest students and for lots of race/class interaction by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview. AddThislast_img read more

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Rice students work up wearable to halt allergic reactions

first_imgShare5NEWS RELEASEEditor’s note: Links to video and high-resolution images for download appear at the end of this release.David Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduMike Williams713-348-6728mikewilliams@rice.eduRice students work up wearable to halt allergic reactionsEngineering team prototypes EpiWear to keep emergency medication at hand at all timesHOUSTON – (April 18, 2019) – What if, in an emergency, you reach for your epinephrine shot and it’s not there? It would be if you were wearing it.Rice University students have designed a small, foldable epinephrine delivery device meant to be worn on a wrist, like a watch, or elsewhere on the body by a person at risk of an allergic reaction that requires an immediate response.The trifold device they call EpiWear has a unique, spring-activated injection system that would provide a full dose of the drug to a person experiencing an allergic reaction.The team – junior bioengineering majors Albert Han, Alex Li, Jacob Mattia and Justin Tang, and freshman Callum Parks – said the device is intended for all but small children, and could be a good alternative to other delivery systems on the market. https://news-network.rice.edu/news/files/2019/04/0422_EPIWEAR-4-web-1bkmp9u.jpgRice University students calling themselves Team EpiWear prototyped a wearable epinephrine delivery device for people at risk of serious allergic reactions. From left: Alex Li, Justin Tang, Jacob Mattia, Albert Han and Callum Parks. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,962 undergraduates and 3,027 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for quality of life by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. https://youtu.be/_bqMMj9p0dcVideo produced by Brandon Martin/Rice UniversityImages for download: Return to article. Long DescriptionA breakdown shows the internal mechanism of an epinephrine delivery device prototyped by Rice University engineering students. Photo by Jeff Fitlow“None of the compartments are linear, so the needle would be in one compartment while the spring is in another,” he said. “Even if the spring were to go off accidentally, it wouldn’t be able to push the needle.“We also plan to have a case that goes around the whole device that will prevent the button from hitting anything and allow you to wear it comfortably without risk of triggering it accidently,” Li said.They realize, too, that a fashionable EpiWear is more likely to be worn.“There has been research on which patients carry pens and which don’t,” Mattia said. “We’ve been focusing on the mechanism itself, but some of the ideas we’ve thought about are designing it with cool colors or integrating a watch to make it a dual-purpose device.“If it’s something that’s going to save your life, we think that would be enough to persuade people to maintain it on their bodies,” Li said. “At the end of the day, it’s better to have it on you.” A breakdown shows the internal mechanism of an epinephrine delivery device prototyped by Rice University engineering students. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) Return to article. Long DescriptionRice University engineering students have prototyped a wearable epinephrine delivery device for people at risk of serious allergic reactions that require a quick shot. The trifold device, seen in a larger version here, will make it easier for people to keep with them if needed quickly. Photo by Brandon Martin“The idea came from me, because I suffer peanut allergies,” said Tang, who worked on the device at the Brown School of Engineering’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen with adviser and Rice lecturer Deirdre Hunter. “I’m very self-aware and worried about my life, but it was always difficult for me to bring something as bulky and obtrusive as this when going to dinner with friends or just going out at night.”Tang held up the penlike syringe he carries in case of emergency. Such pens were the focus of controversy a few years ago when Congress held a hearing on the sharply rising price of the devices.The Rice team hopes its creation will lead to a delivery device that is less expensive, more stylish and thus more likely to be worn by users.“We designed the optimal device to house the minimal amount of epinephrine necessary for injection,” Mattia said, holding a scaled-up prototype.EpiWear is designed to inject a dose of 0.3 milliliters of epinephrine, the same as commercial devices that contain more of the drug.“They actually only inject a fraction of what they hold,” Li said.When unfolded, the hinged device will be about the same length as the epinephrine pens on the market now, with the dose in the middle section and a strong spring in the top. Releasing a safety lever will allow the user to push a cap on top that, in the prototype, cuts a line and releases the spring, plunging the syringe into the user’s thigh.Along with the lever, Li said the nature of the trifold is itself a safety feature. Return to article. Long DescriptionTeam EpiWear, from left: Alex Li, Justin Tang, Jacob Mattia, Albert Han and Callum Parks. Photo by Jeff Fitlow-30-Visit the team’s public webpage at http://oedk.rice.edu/Sys/PublicProfile/49192230/1063096.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:George R. Brown School of Engineering: https://engineering.rice.eduOshman Engineering Design Kitchen: http://oedk.rice.eduVideo: Return to article. Long Description Rice University students calling themselves Team EpiWear prototyped a wearable epinephrine delivery device for people at risk of serious allergic reactions. From left: Alex Li, Justin Tang, Jacob Mattia, Albert Han and Callum Parks. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) https://news-network.rice.edu/news/files/2019/04/0422_EPIWEAR-1-web-qvpxqz.jpgRice University engineering students have prototyped a wearable epinephrine delivery device for people at risk of serious allergic reactions that require a quick shot. The trifold device, seen in a larger version here, will make it easier for people to keep with them if needed quickly. (Credit: Brandon Martin/Rice University)Long Description Rice University engineering students have prototyped a wearable epinephrine delivery device for people at risk of serious allergic reactions that require a quick shot. The trifold device, seen in a larger version here, will make it easier for people to keep with them if needed quickly. (Credit: Brandon Martin/Rice University) Rice University engineering students have prototyped a wearable epinephrine delivery device for people at risk of serious allergic reactions that require a quick shot. The trifold device, seen in a larger version here, will make it easier for people to keep with them if needed quickly. (Credit: Brandon Martin/Rice University) https://news-network.rice.edu/news/files/2019/04/0422_EPIWEAR-3-web-11m8o13.jpgThe goal of a team of Rice University students is to create a wearable epinephrine delivery device that people prone to allergic reactions can keep on them and handy at all times. Larger prototypes served as the proof-of-concept that a spring-loaded, trifold device can effectively deliver a full dose of epinephrine. (Credit: Brandon Martin/Rice University) https://news-network.rice.edu/news/files/2019/04/0422_EPIWEAR-2-web-16tyeap.jpgA breakdown shows the internal mechanism of an epinephrine delivery device prototyped by Rice University engineering students. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)Long Description Return to article. Long Description Rice University students calling themselves Team EpiWear prototyped a wearable epinephrine delivery device for people at risk of serious allergic reactions. From left: Alex Li, Justin Tang, Jacob Mattia, Albert Han and Callum Parks. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img read more

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Round 1 Decision Week is Here Harvard Northwestern Invites Arriving Soon

first_img regions: Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston / Chicago / Dallas / Denver / Houston / London / Los Angeles / Miami / New York City / Online / Philadelphia / Research Triangle / San Diego / San Francisco / Seattle / Toronto / Washington, DC About the AuthorMatthew KormanMatthew Korman is the Managing Editor of MetroMBA. Since graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism and political science, Matthew has worked as a music industry writer and promoter, a data analyst, and with numerous academic institutions. His works have appeared in publications such as NPR and Sports Illustrated.View more posts by Matthew Korman Round 1 Decision Week is Here: Harvard, Northwestern Invites Arriving Soon At 12 p.m. EST, Harvard Business School will unveil its round 1 MBA decision invites, leading a busy week for U.S. schools.Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 13, will feature the first round of invites for Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, with the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Berkeley Haas, and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania following on Thursday, December 14. And on Friday, December 15, Rice Jones, UCLA Anderson and UMD Smith will reveal their first round invites.A handful of notable Clear Admit favorites, such as the CMU Tepper full-time MBA, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, Michigan Ross, and Washington Olin, among others, will also be releasing their own first round of MBA invites. Clear Admit offers a host of valuable tools and advice for those waiting on the edge of their seats, including MBA LiveWire, DecisionWire, and ApplyWire.Stay up to date with MetroMBA and Clear Admit for more information on the world’s best business schools and upcoming invites.center_img Last Updated Dec 12, 2017 by Matthew KormanFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail RelatedHarvard Halts Round 3 MBA AdmissionsBeginning this application season, Harvard Business School (HBS) will no longer feature a Round 3 for applicants to its MBA program, the school’s admissions director announced in a post to his blog this morning. “After careful consideration, we have decided to focus our MBA application process on two rounds—with deadlines in September…May 15, 2018In “Boston”Admissions Tip: Round 1 Rejection ReflectionsLast week a number of programs, including Wharton, Michigan Ross, and MIT Sloan, sent out interview invites to their Round 1 candidates. These invitations came on the heels of similar updates from the likes of Harvard Business School and Chicago Booth. As a result, many candidates are now diligently preparing for interviews, having made it to…November 6, 2017In “Admissions Tips”New MBA DecisionWire Feature Debuts on MetroMBA Sister Site Clear AdmitThe following post has been republished in its entirety from original source clearadmit.com.  For all the devoted LiveWire followers out there, we’ve got some exciting news to share. Clear Admit this week has added a new feature designed to let MBA applicants, students and alumni share more information with their peers—specifically…January 22, 2016In “Featured Home”last_img read more

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Columbia Researchers Develop New Tool to Uncover Better Ideas Faster

first_img regions: New York City Last Updated Jan 18, 2018 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail The power of algorithms, at times, seems ever reaching. So much in fact that two Columbia Business School professors have figured out how to formulate creativity out of one.In a new research paper entitled Idea Generation, Creativity, and Prototypicality, CBS professors Olivier Toubia and Oded Netzer compared the development of this tool, which users can explore at protoideation.org, to the preparation of good food.“Just like cooking, every idea that is generated can be considered a recipe with various ingredients. By modifying an idea’s ‘recipe’ and combining familiar words along with some novel words, one can create the perfect combination for a creative idea,” they said Toubia and Netzer analyzed over 4,000 ideas and uncovered that a “well-balanced combination of familiarity and novelty” is what makes an idea creative. Their tool is ideal for “supporting idea generation, streamlining the screening process for new ideas, and helping businesses run more efficiently.Professor Netzer explains, “Despite popular belief, creative ideas don’t just appear out of thin air; in many cases, they are the result of an arduous and lengthy process of idea generation. Our experiments proved that the online tool was successful not only in identifying promising ideas, but also in demonstrating the capability for improving ideas by proposing words – and combination of words—that may serve as ‘ingredients’ for ideas.”You can read more about the study and the work of Toubia and Netser here. About the AuthorJonathan PfefferJonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer center_img RelatedColumbia Study Finds Link Between Language and Loan DefaultFor financial experts, there’s a thin line between word choice and loan default. Columbia Business School recently explored the seemingly innocuous connection. In a new paper entitled “When Words Sweat: Identifying Signals in the Text Loan Applications,” CBS business and marketing professor Oded Netzer, doctoral student Alain Lemaire, and University of…October 19, 2017In “Featured Region”Are Companies Getting Big Data Wrong? – New York NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from New York business schools this week. Columbia Business School Researchers Argue Future of Big Data Lies in Its Ability to Assess Consumers’ Mindset in Real Time – Columbia Business School News Columbia Business School professors Sandra Matz and Oded Netzer…August 8, 2018In “Featured Home”Columbia Research Identifies Customers At Risk, and More – New York City NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from New York business schools this week. Online Companies Beware: New Columbia Business School Research Reveals That Customers With High Activity May Be At Risk Of Leaving the Company – Columbia Business School Blog Columbia Business School professors Eva…July 11, 2018In “Featured Home” Columbia Researchers Develop New Tool to Uncover Better Ideas Fasterlast_img read more

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Scott Peterson Claims He Wasnt the Last to See His Wife Laci

first_imgScott Peterson (Modesto Police Department) Scott Peterson Claims He ‘Wasn’t the Last’ to See His Wife Laci Alive By Jack Phillips August 15, 2017 Updated: August 15, 2017 Share Scott Peterson, the California prisoner on death row for killing his wife and unborn child, claims that he wasn’t the last person to see wife Laci Peterson before her tragic death 15 years ago.Peterson is sitting on death row in San Quentin State Prison, but he’s never spoken out publicly since he was convicted of murder in his wife’s death. She disappeared in 2002 but was found in 2003.“I wasn’t the last one to see Laci that day. There were so many witnesses that saw her walking in the neighborhood after I left,” Scott claimed in a phone call as broadcast in a new A&E docuseries “The Murder of Laci Peterson,” according to the NY Post. “The police failed to find my family.”Some witnesses said they saw Laci, who was 27 at the time and pregnant with their child, Connor, on Christmas Eve, 2002.“Every hour I could buy to keep the search going is all solved if I bring Laci and Conner home,” Peterson said in the phone call. Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   In previous reports, Peterson said he recalled the feelings he got when he heard the guilty verdict read out to him in his 2004 trial. He was sentenced to death via lethal injection, and an appeals process is underway.“It was just like this amazing, horrible, physical reaction that I had. I couldn’t feel my feet on the floor. I couldn’t feel the chair I was sitting in. My vision was even a little blurry,” he said.The 44-year-old inmate added, “And I just had this weird sensation that I was falling forward—and forward and down and there was going to be no end to this falling forward and down, like there was no floor to land on.”When she went missing, a massive manhunt was initiated while the FBI was called in to assist local officials in her case. Her disappearance years ago—and Scott’s subsequent trial—captivated the nation and was subject to a media frenzy.“Whoever has her could have some compassion,” Brent Rocha, Laci’s brother, told reporters at the time. “She’s a human being. She’s pregnant. She needs to take care of her baby. She’s a wife, a daughter, a sister. Please return her.”According to reports at the time, multiple accounts indicated that he was quiet and distant from the proceedings during the search. “She will be giving birth real soon. We need to bring them home and I think that’s the best way we can do it all,” he said at the time.Peterson (left) was convicted in 2005 of murdering his wife Laci (right) when she was 8-months-pregnant with their son Conner (Modesto Police Department) Scott Peterson was convicted in 2005 of murdering his wife Laci when she was 8 months pregnant with their son Conner. (Modesto Police Department)“We’ve been doing homicides for a while. When you compare Scott’s demeanor with other people we’ve dealt with, he didn’t even register on the scale as far as seeming concerned. And when [fellow detective Al Brocchini] played the tape of that lame-o message that Scott left on Laci’s phone—’Hey, beautiful, I’m on my way back from fishing. Pick up the basket at Vella Farms. I love you, sweetie,’ or words to that effect—it just seemed so insincere and false, like he was making this call to make us think he was in love with her,” Modesto Police Detective Jon Buehler told People magazine in 2005.“But anybody who has been married for five years knows there aren’t too many people who talk to their spouses like that after that amount of time. It didn’t mean that he did it; it just meant we needed to work him a little bit closer and clear him,” he added.His half-sister Anne Bird told CBS News that “even during the search for Laci he was completely emotionless, could have cared less.”“And that’s been really hard to deal with. He’s a sociopath, and a sociopath does not have a conscience, which is a really hard fact to understand,” she added. US Show Discussionlast_img read more

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Antifa Commits Domestic Terrorist Violence Confidential FBI DHS Documents Show

first_img Antifa Commits ‘Domestic Terrorist Violence,’ Confidential FBI, DHS, Documents Show By Joshua Philipp, The Epoch Times September 1, 2017 Updated: September 2, 2017 A joint intelligence assessment by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) described the communist extremist group Antifa as committing terrorist activities as early as last year.The confidential documents, first reported on by Politico on Sept. 1., show that the intelligence assessment led the DHS under the Obama administration to formally classify the activities of Antifa as “domestic terrorist violence.”One of the documents obtained by Politico shows that authorities already knew in April 2016 that the group was the “primary instigators of violence at public rallies against a range of targets.”Antifa uses violence as a tool for intimidation and suppression. In particular, it often lashes out at conservatives whom it places under the blanket label of “fascist,” then uses the label to justify its actions.The organization was founded in Germany in the 1920s as the violent wing of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD), which at the time was trying to establish a communist dictatorship in Germany. Part of its role was to brand any form of capitalism and all rival political parties, including even social democrats, as “fascist.”President Donald Trump criticized Antifa alongside the KKK and neo-Nazis, following a violent clash in Charlottesville, Virginia. On Aug. 14, Trump stated, “Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”Trump was criticized by many left-wing politicians and news outlets, however, since he denounced Antifa—which many on the left were at the time defending.“There was a group on this side, you can call them the left. You have just called them the left, that came violently attacking the other group. So you can say what you want, but that’s the way it is,” Trump said.Despite the criticisms against Trump at the time, however, many left-wing politicians and news outlets are now making similar statements against Antifa. This was particularly so after videos emerged of Antifa members beating and viciously kicking people on the ground, following cancelled events of a “Patriot Prayer” rally and the “No to Marxism in America” rally in Berkeley on Aug. 27.On Aug. 3o the Washington Post departed from its previous line by publishing an opinion piece declaring “Yes, antifa is the moral equivalent of neo-Nazis.”The author, Marc A. Thiessen, stated “Totalitarian is precisely what they are,” and noted that Antifa’s followers are mainly communists, socialists, and anarchists who believe physical violence is both justifiable and effective. “In other words, they are no different from neo-Nazis.”He noted that both Neo-Nazis and Antifa promote violent ideologies. The Nazis killed an estimated 25 million people, and communism has killed an estimated 100 million people.“There is no difference between those who beat innocent people in the name of the ideology that gave us Hitler and Himmler and those who beat innocent people in the name of the ideology that gave us Stalin and Dzerzhinsky,” he stated.The White House may respond to a call to openly label Antifa as a terrorist organization. A petition calling for this designation on Antifa required 100,000 signatures by Sept. 16 to get a White House response has already received over 334,000 signatures, as of Sept. 1.Antifa is already categorized as a domestic terrorist threat by New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.Some branches of Antifa are more open with their promotion of extremist violence. One of them, Redneck Revolt, offers a training manual on its website on how to carry out “executions,” “bank assaults,” “kidnappings,” and “terrorism.” The manual states that “Terrorism is a weapon the revolutionary can never relinquish.”  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share this article Antifa extremists attack a Trump supporter at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Berkeley, California, on Aug. 27, 2017. (Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images) Share Follow Joshua on Twitter: @JoshJPhilipp US Show Discussionlast_img read more

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US Militarys Most Advanced Jet Getting Precision Bombs That Lock on to

first_img The military’s long-delayed, multi-capable, high tech stealth jet, the F-35, will soon carry bombs that can hit moving targets with precision.The Enhanced Paveway II bomb uses laser and GPS technology to target moving objects from a moving aircraft with precision, Fox News reported. They will increase the capabilities of the F-35, which was designed to replace multiple types of jets as a kind of all-purpose fighter, according to the F-35 Lightning II website.The F-35’s hallmark is its unprecedented stealth. It is extremely hard to for radar systems to detect F-35s. The jet comes in three different configurations meant to satisfy the needs of different branches of the military and different combat situations, according to the F-35 website.The F-35A takes off and lands like a conventional plane, on a runway, most suitable for Air Force usage. The F-35B can takeoff from shorter distances and land vertically because of an engine that swivels, allowing the jet to hover. The Marine Corps prefers such a jet. The F-35C’s design is most favored by the U.S. Navy, although the Marines also plan to purchase some. This variant is designed for the unique takeoff and landing scenarios of an aircraft carrier. An F-35 fighter jet taxies out for a training mission at Hill Air Force Base on March 15, 2017 in Ogden, Utah. (George Frey/Getty Images) Share US News The F-35’s computer systems will get an upgrade to accommodate a bomb currently in development for hitting moving targets, the Small Diameter Bomb II, according to Fox News. Until that bomb is fully developed, targeting moving objects will be handled by the GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway II, which, according to the Air Force, “will enable the F-35A to strike moving targets when integrated with the aircraft’s Software Block 3F until Laser Joint Direct Attack Munitions and Small Diameter Bomb II munitions are integrated in later software releases.”These could potentially be used in Asia. F-35s are currently deployed at the U.S. Air Force’s Kadena Air Force Base in Japan. Fox News reported that the Enhanced Paveway II would be useful in the event of military action against North Korea.Please support independent journalism by sharing this article.From NTD.tv Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussion The highly advanced computers on the F-35 are now able to detect and track multiple targets, though designers in the early years of the program originally envisioned pilots using cluster bombs, The National Interest reported. But the United States and militaries across the world are relying less on cluster bombs since the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) was adopted in 2008.Cluster munitions are seen as a threat to civilians both during and after conflict since their munitions lack precision and and often remain unexploded, putting civilians at risk, according to the Cluster Munition Coalition. The Paveway II allows much more precise targeting even before the F-35’s more advanced moving target systems are implemented. Breaking: USAF confirms $60 million purchase of 1,200 dual-mode GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway IIs from @Raytheon tto enable Lockheed F-35A Block 3Fs to strike targets moving at speeds above 70 mph. Flight testing starts this month. Initial delivery of 400 units by “end of January” pic.twitter.com/AQIesh2O5d— James Drew (@JamesDrewNews) December 1, 2017 US Military’s Most Advanced Jet Getting Precision Bombs That Lock on to Moving Targets By Colin Fredericson December 15, 2017 Updated: December 15, 2017last_img read more

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Alabama Sues to Cut Illegal Immigrants From Census Count

first_imghttps://vs.youmaker.com/assets/2018/0516/b80fe893-12f8-4d3e-4efe-ec35e8fd8f72/video_1080p.mp4 US News Alabama recently filed a lawsuit against the Department of Commerce and the Bureau of the Census to cut illegal immigrants from the 2020 census.The complaint, filed in federal court on Monday, argues that under existing rules, congressional seats are apportioned by the total number of people—which currently includes illegal immigrants.“Those states that have the highest concentrations of illegal aliens are gaining seats at the expense of states like Alabama, which stands to lose one of its seven existing representatives,” a report from the Center for Immigration Students (CIS) stated.The report alludes that Alabama’s loss would most likely be attributed to the state of California, which it noted already has 53 seats in the House of Representatives, and that the seats could grow proportionally as the population of illegal immigrants increases.The complaint, filed by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) and the state of Alabama, called the decision to include illegal immigrants “unlawful,” adding that the current Residence Rule breaches the federal government’s constitutional obligation to run an “actual enumeration” of the people in each state.The suit is one of the latest centering on the issue of illegal immigration in the United States. These aliens are usually seen as potential future voters for the Democratic Party. It comes as the Trump administration pushes for stronger enforcement of border laws as thousands of illegal immigrants, mostly from Mexico and Central America, continue to unlawfully cross the southern border.CIS also noted that at the same time, California is trying to gain even more through a bill that would grant the immigrants medical care, which is still at the proposal stage.“California, becoming one of the few heavyweights in the House of Representatives, would likely be able to leverage its over-representation into bailouts and pork in future appropriations bills to offset the expense,” the report states.In March, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced that the 2020 census will reinstate a citizenship question. In a post on the department’s website, he said that collecting citizenship data has been “a long-standing historical practice.”The Department of Justice had reportedly pushed for the inclusion of the question, arguing that it would help the department detect violations of the Voting Rights Act.  QualityAuto 720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Follow Bowen on Twitter: @BowenXiao3 Watch Next: Trump Describes Border Wall With Mexico as a Military Asset Alabama Sues to Cut Illegal Immigrants From Census Count By Bowen Xiao May 30, 2018 Updated: May 30, 2018center_img Share this article Share Show Discussion  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   last_img read more

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Officials Remove Special Rules for Gene Therapy Experiments

first_img Share this article In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, a nurse practitioner prepares to start the first human gene editing treatment for Hunter syndrome, an inherited metabolic disease, at a hospital in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, federal officials said that gene therapy is becoming an established form of medical care and carries no special risks that warrant special regulation, as they revised rules for vetting such experiments and products. (AP/Eric Risberg) U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks.A special National Institutes of Health oversight panel will no longer review all gene therapy applications and will instead take on a broader advisory role, according to changes proposed Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration will vet gene therapy experiments and products as it does with other treatments and drugs.It’s an extraordinary milestone for a field that has produced only a few approved treatments so far, and not all experts agree that it doesn’t still need special precautions.With gene editing and other frontiers looming, “this is not the right time to be making any moves based on the idea that we know what the risks are,” said Stanford bioethicist Mildred Cho.Gene therapy aims to attack the root cause of a problem by deleting, adding or altering DNA, the chemical code of life, rather than just treating symptoms that result from a genetic flaw.When it was first proposed, there were so many safety worries and scientific unknowns that the NIH created a panel of independent scientists, called the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee, or RAC, to assess each experiment and potential risks to patients. The risks were underscored in 1999, when a teen’s death in a gene experiment put a chill on the field. Since then, much has been learned about safety, and last year the FDA approved the nation’s first gene therapies, for cancer and an inherited form of blindness.It’s time to let the FDA review gene therapy proposals on its own without duplicating regulatory efforts, the NIH’s director, Dr. Francis Collins, and FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb wrote Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The proposed changes will go into effect after a public comment period.More than 700 proposals for gene therapy are pending now, and “it seems reasonable to envision a day when gene therapy will be a mainstay of treatment for many diseases,” they wrote. “The tools we use to address other areas of science are now well suited to gene therapy.”Several independent experts agreed.“This is something the FDA has the tools to handle. I don’t think this is somehow a massive deregulation,” said Leigh Turner of the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics. “We never want to become blase or cavalier about gene therapy clinical trials. Careful scrutiny, whether by one body or two, is as important as ever.”Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Bioethics Institute at Johns Hopkins University, said the move is consistent with recommendations from the Institute of Medicine several years ago.“We have mechanisms in place to protect patients,” he said. “It doesn’t need to be treated as a special case of clinical research any longer.”But Cho, who is a member of the RAC, said gene therapies are biologically complex treatments, and “we really don’t understand how they work,” in many cases. “There are miraculous recoveries and remissions that we haven’t seen before but there also are very spectacular failures.”Important caveat: The rules in question govern gene therapies that alter DNA to treat diseases after someone is born — not altering embryos, eggs or sperm to make permanent changes that would be passed down through generations. That’s prohibited under current rules.“We need to strengthen rather than weaken the review apparatus if the FDA were to start to consider proposals” for that, said Marcy Darnovsky, executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society, a group that advocates for oversight and responsible use of biotechnologies. Officials Remove Special Rules for Gene Therapy Experiments By The Associated Press August 16, 2018 Updated: August 16, 2018 US News center_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share Show Discussionlast_img read more

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first_img Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussion Bodycam Video: K-9 Takes Down Armed Robbery Suspect Who Ran Warning: Viewer discretion is advisedBy Jack Phillips October 2, 2018 Updated: October 2, 2018 QualityAuto 720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video center_img The Marion County Sheriff’s Office in Florida released body camera footage showing a K-9, named Rambo, taking down an armed robbery suspect.“K-9 Rambo would like everyone to know that if you commit an armed robbery (or any other violent crime) in Marion County, he will catch you, no matter how far he has to run or how many fences he has to jump to get to you,” the office said in a statement on Oct. 1.Andre Baker, 29, allegedly robbed a couple of $40 at gunpoint. The Ocala Police Department then issued a warrant for his arrest.“Baker has fled from law enforcement before…He even told witnesses that he would flee from law enforcement by running into the woods,” the office said.That’s when Deputy Matthew Hooper and Rambo “took a position in the woods behind the house Baker was staying in” and as “two other deputies went to the front door of the home to ask Baker to come out of the house, Baker ran out the back door,” which is were the K-9 and Hooper waiting.“Baker ignored K-9 warnings and Deputy Hooper deployed Rambo to apprehend the suspect. Rambo jumped over three fences and quickly captured Baker after a short pursuit,” according to the office’s release.The suspect was treated for minor bite injuries.Baker was charged with resisting arrest without violence, robbery with a firearm, grand theft of a firearm, and possession by a weapon by a convicted felon. The office said that he was taken to the Marion County jail. US News Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Share Show Discussion F-22 Raptor Jets Damaged or Destroyed During Hurricane Michael: Report Top video shows devastation at Mexico Beach, FloridaBy Jack Phillips October 14, 2018 Updated: October 14, 2018 Reports said that several F-22 Raptor fighter planes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Michael as it tore through the Florida Panhandle.Photos posted on social media show that several F-22s appeared to have been destroyed during the storm, according to the Air Force Times.Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said that some aircraft were left in hangars at Tyndall Air Force Base, which was severely damaged during Hurricane Michael. All of the hangars were damaged when the storm, a Category 4, hit the state.  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   QualityAuto 360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video center_img So one F-22 airframe has been spotted in a roofless hangar at Tyndall. Check out the upper left portion of this photo. No idea if this is flying airframe or a ground trainer or what, but it doesn’t look good. More on Tyndall AFB’s sad state here: https://t.co/JikiO65eny pic.twitter.com/GlvQ6hnJP7— Tyler Rogoway (@Aviation_Intel) October 12, 2018 US News Share this article “We anticipate the aircraft parked inside may be damaged as well, but we won’t know the extent until our crews can safely enter those hangars and make an assessment,” Stefanek told the paper.The Air Force has not confirmed whether any F-22s were destroyed.In a tweet posted by a writer for The Drive’s defense blog The War Zone, “One F-22 airframe has been spotted in a roofless hangar at Tyndall.” He added: “Check out the upper left portion of this photo. No idea if this is flying airframe or a ground trainer or what, but it doesn’t look good.”News.com.au reported that there were 22 Raptor planes left on the base. About 33 of the high-tech aircraft, which are worth about $475 million each, were moved elsewhere before Michael hit, but some had to stay behind.Air Force officials said that due to the hurricane damage, Tyndall Air Force Base will likely be uninhabited for weeks, according to the military news website Stars and Stripes.The roofing was torn aircraft hangars at Tyndall, which is located near Panama City.No power, water, or sewer service are available on the Base, officials said. People who evacuated should stay away, said officials in the Stars and Stripes report.“At this point, Tyndall residents and evacuated personnel should remain at their safe location,” Col. Brian Laidlaw, the wing’s commander, said, the outlet reported. “We are actively developing plans to reunite families and plan to provide safe passage back to base housing.”Base leadership is “working with Air Force leadership to develop a short-term plan for our airmen,” Laidlaw said, according to local news outlet The News-Herald.“I’m sure there will be lots of questions about how to help,” Col. Michael Conley, commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, said of the base destruction. “Let’s give the Tyndall team the chance to fully assess the situation and figure out what they need.”Aerial photo damaged destroyed Hurricane Aerial photo of damaged and destroyed homes after Hurricane Michael smashed into Florida’s northwest coast in Mexico Beach, Fla, on Oct. 12, 2018. (Dronebase/Reuters)Recovery EffortOfficials said that a search for survivors of Michael’s wrath in hard-hit areas has turned into a recovery operation.“We’re going into recovery mode, unfortunately,” said Fire Chief Alex Baird of Panama City, Reuters reported. “At sunrise, we’ll start again on our search,” Baird said. “We hope that we’ll find more (survivors), but it’s more and more doubtful.”Early in the coming week, President Donald Trump is expected to visit Florida and Georgia to inspect Michael’s damage. last_img read more

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Pet Food Company GC Raw of Versailles in Ohio is

first_img Pet Food Company G&C Raw of Versailles in Ohio is expanding its recall to cover all product lots that were manufactured between February and July because they could be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes—the cause of listeriosis.  QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Customers can contact the company with any questions about the recall on (937) 827 0010 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET or by email at mgcrawdogfood@yahoo.com.The manufacturing dates for each product are included at the end of the lot number. For example, 022718 indicates that the product was manufactured on Feb. 27, 2018. All products with lot numbers ending in 022718 through 072018 are being recalled. The recalled products include:Pat’s Cat BeefPat’s Cat ChickenPat’s Cat TurkeyPat’s Cat DuckPat’s Cat RabbitBeef Veggie Mix Dog FoodGround Beef Dog FoodSliced Beef Heart Dog FoodGround Beef Heart Dog FoodKim’s Special Beef Organ Dog FoodGround Chicken Dog FoodChicken Veggie Mix Dog FoodChicken Mix Patties Dog FoodDuck Veggie Mix Dog FoodGround Duck Dog FoodGround Rabbit Dog FoodRabbit Veggie Mix Dog FoodGround Lamb Dog FoodLamb Veggie Mix Dog FoodGround Beef Pancreas Dog FoodBeef Liver Chunks Dog FoodBeef Sweet Breads Dog FoodGround Pork Dog FoodPork Veggie Mix Dog FoodShelby’s Pork Organ Mix Dog FoodGround Pollock Dog FoodTurkey Veggie Mix Dog FoodGround Turkey Dog FoodTripe Dog FoodFrom NTD.tv Follow Mimi on Twitter: @MimiNguyenLy G & C Raw, LLC is Expanding Recall to Include All Product Lots Manufactured from February 27, 2018 Through July 20, 2018, Because of Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk https://t.co/AEAPh9rheg— U.S. FDA (@FDArecalls) October 24, 2018 Share G&C Raw Expands Pet Food Recall Due to Possible Listeria Contamination By Mimi Nguyen-Ly October 25, 2018 Updated: October 25, 2018 (EET)  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share this article US News Show Discussion The products being recalled are under brands G&C Raw Dog Food and G&C Raw Cat food. The pet foods are being sold through direct delivery to Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Illinois.The company first issued a recall for two of its products, ‘Pat’s Cat Turkey’ and ‘Ground Lamb Pet Food’ on Aug. 3 but later expanded its recall to cover all products manufactured between Feb. 27 and July 20 on Aug. 31. The recall was issued after the Ohio Department of Agriculture found some G&C Raw products containing the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes during its routine sampling program. The FDA says the bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in animals and humans. Pet owners handling the contaminated food can also be infected—especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after touching the food or any surfaces exposed to the potentially contaminated food.Listeria monocytogenes can cause symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, aches, including severe headaches, fever, and stiffness. It can be fatal in children or elderly people, or people who have weakened immune systems. It can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. People who have purchased the G&C Raw Dog Food or Raw Cat Food should contact their doctor if they have any of the above-listed symptoms.G & C Raw, LLC Recalls Ground Lamb Dog Food G&C Raw’s Ground Lamb Dog Food label. (FDA)Cases of animals being infected with the bacteria are rare. If infected, they also can show signs of diarrhoea, anorexia, fever, as well as signs related to damage of the nervous, muscular, and respiratory systems. They can also experience depression and shock. The infection can be fatal.Animals can transmit the bacteria through their feces onto their coats. In doing so, they can infect surfaces around the home and potentially indirectly infect other humans and animals. Customers are advised to contact their vet if they see their pets having any of the above symptoms.The FDA said that so far, no confirmed cases of listeriosis have been reported.Those who have bought the products are urged to return them to G&C Raw, 225 N. West Street, Versailles, OH, for a full refund.last_img read more

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first_img US News  QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video The FBI began collecting data solely on an updated rape definition last year, and 135,755 rapes were reported to law enforcement in 2017,” the FBI stated.“The report also showed there were more than 7.7 million property crimes last year. Burglaries decreased 7.6 percent and larceny-thefts decreased 2.2 percent. Motor vehicle thefts increased 0.8 percent from 2016 to 2017.”The figures were compiled from more than 13,000 law enforcement agencies around the United States that submitted their crime data to the FBI. A stock photo of police tape (Mark Makela/Getty Images)  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share Police are investigating the death of a newborn infant who was found inside a cooler bag on the side of the road in Troup County, Georgia.Officers made the grisly find on Jan. 6, near Boy Scout Road near New Franklin Road, according to WTSP.It’s not clear how long the child had been there, but witnesses told police the bag was on the side of the road for several days or as long as a week. Police are investigating the death of a newborn infant who was found inside a cooler bag (Troup County Sheriff’s Office)“Once on scene deputies and investigators discovered what appeared to be a deceased newborn child in a portable cooler bag,” sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Stewart Smith said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.Local station WAFB, citing witnesses, also reported the bag was located “on the side of the road near the wood-line.” Georgia state investigators are slated to perform an autopsy on the child on Jan. 8, the report said.The child also was not identified, and a cause of death in the case has not yet been established. It’s not clear how long the child had been on the side of a road in Troup County. A photo shows near where the cooler was found. (Google Street View)The Troup County Sheriff’s Office provided a photo of the cooler, showing it had pictures of watermelon slices and zippers at the top.Anyone who has information about the case can call the Troup County Sheriff’s Office at 706-883-1616 or they can call Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.center_img Other details about the case were not provided by police.Crime Decreased in 2017The FBI said that both violent crime and property crime decreased in 2017 compared to 2016. Overall violent crime decreased 0.2 percent from 2016 to last year, while property crime decreased 3 percent during that time, the agency said in September 2018, releasing data from the previous year.“There were more than 1.2 million violent crimes reported to UCR nationwide in 2017. There was a 0.7 percent decrease in murders and a 4 percent decrease in robberies from 2016 to 2017. Aggravated assaults increased 1 percent in 2017. Show Discussion Share this article Deceased Newborn Baby Found in Cooler in Rural Georgia, Say Officials By Jack Phillips January 7, 2019 Updated: January 7, 2019last_img read more

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first_img Crime and Incidents Blood and bullet holes are seen in the bedroom where Keith and wife Elizabeth Theriot were killed in the Louisiana suburb of Gonzales, Va., on Jan 27, 2019.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) WARSAW, Va.—A man charged with killing his parents and three others in Louisiana drove to Virginia to try to hug and kiss two aunts and a grandmother goodbye, his court-appointed attorney in Virginia said on Feb. 1.dakota 3 Louisiana Capital Assistance Center Staff Attorney Elliott Brown and court-appointed Attorney Steve Barnette, who are representing Dakota Theriot in his extradition hearing, speak outside court in Warsaw, Va., on Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)Suspect Dakota Theriot declined to fight extradition back to Louisiana, and authorities expected to fly him back by the end of the day.“He basically wanted to say ‘I love you, I’m sorry,’” Attorney Steve Barnette said. “He knows he’s probably never going to see the outside of a jail again.”Theriot, 21, may face the death penalty on murder charges in the deaths of his girlfriend, her father, her brother and his own parents.Authorities in Louisiana have said Theriot confessed to investigators who had traveled to Virginia, although they said his motives remain unclear. Friday’s hearing was Theriot’s first court appearance since being arrested outside his grandmother’s house in Warsaw, a small town in a rural area about an hour northeast of Richmond.The brief hearing offered no new details about the killings.Theriot showed little emotion and offered polite yes and no responses to the judge, who explained he had the right to fight extradition. Bound in handcuffs and chained in a blue jail jumpsuit, he awkwardly signed forms at a table. A deputy kept a hand on the chain throughout the hearing. He did not appear to acknowledge his relatives in the courtroom, and they declined to comment.dakota2 Dakota Theriot, a man suspected in two shootings that left five people dead in Louisiana has been arrested in Virginia. (Richmond County Sheriff’s Office via AP)According to Barnette, Theriot told him he had recently tried to join the U.S. Army but had a falling out during the recruitment process.“He knows he could face the death penalty,” Barnette said. “I think he’s resigned and understands his fate.”Elliott Brown, a staff attorney at the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, had also traveled to Virginia to meet with Theriot. Brown did not speak during the hearing and declined to comment. The center represents low-income defendants charged with capital crimes.Authorities in Louisiana have said Theriot provided a lot of information to investigators about how the killings unfolded but his motive remained elusive.“We don’t really know what the motive is. We just know what he did,” Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said at a news conference on Jan. 29.Authorities said Theriot was kicked out of his own house and his girlfriend’s family had taken him in a few weeks ago. Summer Ernest, 20, had been dating Theriot for only a couple of weeks.The sheriff said Theriot told investigators he used a gun he stole from his father to kill Summer. The other victims were identified as father Billy Ernest, 43; brother Tanner Ernest, 17; and Theriot’s own parents, Keith and Elizabeth, both 50.Louisiana Shooting Investigators work at the scene of the shooting in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, Va. ( Travis Spradling/The Advocate via AP)Ard said Theriot had tagged along with Billy as he drove his wife to work early Saturday morning. Shortly after, Summer and her father and brother were each shot once in the head. Two children in the Ernest home—a 7-year-old and a 1-year-old— went to a neighbor’s house and the neighbor called Livingston Parish law enforcement, he said.Keith Theriot survived long enough to call 911 and tell arriving deputies that his son had shot him, authorities said.Theriot’s grandmother in Virginia had checked into a hotel Saturday night, fearing he might show up there, authorities said. She asked police to check her house to ensure it was safe.Authorities said deputies saw Theriot drive up in Billy Ernest’s pickup truck on Jan. 27, with a gun pointed out the window.Richmond County Sheriff Stephan Smith said shortly after the hearing Theriot’s gun was actually not pointed at the deputies but they still took cover behind their vehicles and told Theriot to stop the truck and drop the gun, which he did.“It’s a shame it happened,” Smith said. “I’m just glad it turned out the way it did here.”Smith revealed Theriot has several relatives who live in the area of Warsaw, a small town in a county with a population of less than 10,000.People who lived with Keith and Elizabeth said Theriot had struggled with drugs and experienced violent outbursts. His relationship with Summer also raised red flags with her family and friends.In Louisiana, Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre has said he would not oppose the death penalty if prosecutors ask for it.“We know what happened here,” Webre said. “He killed five people. So, this is a monster.”By Ben Finley Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img Lawyer: Suspect in 5 Killings Wanted to Say ‘I’m Sorry’ By The Associated Press February 1, 2019 Updated: February 1, 2019 Share this article Show Discussionlast_img read more

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first_imgA McDonalds logo. (Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images) US News Show Discussion Share Boy, 4, Finds Razor in McDonald’s Happy Meal Box: ‘He Started Waving It Around’ By Jack Phillips March 5, 2019 Updated: July 5, 2019 A Wisconsin boy eating a McDonald’s Happy Meal reportedly discovered a razor blade inside.Scot Dymond took his 4-year-old son, Emmett, through the fast-food chain’s drive-thru window before they made the discovery, Channel3000 reported.When they got home, Emmett discovered a hand-held scraping tool with a sharp razor blade attached. Boy finds razor blade in Happy Meal at Wisconsin McDonald’s >> https://t.co/S1xN0Ofzw4 pic.twitter.com/rSIET0qBGm— KOLD News 13 (@KOLDNews) March 5, 2019 Share this articlecenter_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   A Columbus dad says instead of a happy meal toy, his 4-yo son got this unhappy surprise from the local McDonald’s. Police believe this razor, used as a cleaning tool, made its way into the happy meal box by mistake. @WISCTV_News3 #news3now pic.twitter.com/bL1Cpg0abr— Madalyn O’Neill (@news3madalyn) March 4, 2019 “Injury, choking, a lot of different things could have panned out of this, but fortunately did not,” he said.Dymond said he likely won’t go back to McDonald’s again.Related CoverageMcDonald’s Recalls Millions of Happy Meals Fitness Bands“McDonald’s is off our list, probably permanently,” he told Channel3000. “I’m hoping corporate and the owner take corrective actions immediately. Retrain their staff and have some kind of safety check in place that every meal is checked, all tools are put in proper spots. There’s no reason for a dangerous tool to be lying next to a food item.”The local McDonald’s restaurant issued a statement over the matter.“The safety and security of our customers is a top priority,” said Dion Conn, the owner and operator of that McDonald’s location, in the statement obtained by the news outlet. “We are working with local law enforcement to investigate this claim.”The incident is also being investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protections. According to WMTV, the scraper is believed to have dropped from a shelf into the Happy Meal bag. Police don’t think it was placed there on purpose.Police officers asked parents to be vigilant about double-checking any Happy Meal bags given to children.“Always be aware of what you’re giving your children,” Lt. Dennis Weiner said to WMTV. “Give it an extra eye.”“(It’s) kinda scary, kinda scary. I understand the blade was also extended when it was found in the box as well,” he also told Channel3000. “I’m sure they were surprised to not have a toy.”Weiner also described what ills could have befallen the child. But the angry father said he didn’t want to be compensated, adding, “I want my kid to be safe and everyone else’s kids to be safe.”Related CoverageMcDonald’s to Start Offering Disney Happy Meal Toys After 12-Year Absence“I couldn’t imagine him cutting his arm open, or even losing a finger, because it’s so sharp,” he told Channel3000. “I was very upset, very angry. I couldn’t figure out how it would’ve even gotten in there.”Dymond said he then contacted the Columbus Police Department in Wisconsin.Officers took the scraper tool back to the manager at the McDonald’s, and the manager confirmed the item was used by staff as a cleaning device at the location. The boy pulled it out of the Happy Meal bag and began to play with it.Related CoverageThis Happy Meal Math Puzzle Baffled Netizens Online, See How Your Meal Adds Up“He was super excited he had a new toy,” Dymond told Channel 3000. “He started waving it around and I realized it was actually a razor knife.”The worried father then called the McDonald’s manager to report the dangerous item.“The manager said they were sorry, and they could comp us a free meal,” he said to WMTV.last_img read more

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