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Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) lays on the field after injuring his knee during a game against San Diego State Sept. 7, at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-7.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorOhio State coach Urban Meyer said both junior quarterback Braxton Miller and sophomore defensive lineman Adolphus Washington are day-to-day leading into Saturday’s matchup at California (1-1).Miller sprained the MCL in his left knee early in OSU’s 42-7 win over San Diego State and Washington injured his groin in the first half. Neither returned to the game after their injuries.Meyer said he met with Miller Monday morning, and the quarterback said he is still “very stiff.” The OSU coach said the “first 48 hours after that (type of) injury is very tough.”Miller’s replacement, redshirt-senior quarterback and known team trash-talker Kenny Guiton, was named offensive player of the week by the coaching staff after leading the Buckeye offense in Miller’s absence.Both Miller and Guiton were named captains before the season by a team vote.Meyer said he wondered how many times a backup quarterback has been named a captain in college football.“It’s an incredible case study and arguably one of the greatest that I’ve been around as far as your backup quarterback is elected captain,” Meyer said.Although Miller wanted to go back into Saturday’s game, Meyer said there “was really never that consideration,” because OSU was ahead 21-0 and Guiton was playing well.“Kenny was managing really well,” Meyer said. “It was the kind of defense where management was really the key to the whole game, and getting us in the right stuff at the right time. Kenny is really strong at that, so there was no conversation about that.”If Miller is healthy to play Saturday against California, Meyer said he will.“We’re not saving anything. This will be everything we’ve got to win this game,” Meyer said.However, if the training staff does not feel comfortable with Miller suiting up against the Golden Bears, the 2-0 Buckeyes will bring a trio of players with them that could replace him.In addition to Miller and Guiton, redshirt-freshman Cardale Jones and true freshman J.T. Barrett will make the trip west for the game, Meyer said. Both Jones and Barrett are close to being the third quarterback on the depth chart, but, right now, Jones is next in line.Senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown said if Miller cannot play, nothing will change in the offensive scheme if Guiton starts.“Kenny can run any play in the offense,” Brown said. “Kenny does a lot of similar things that Braxton can do, except running, obviously. When Kenny comes in the game everybody’s 100 percent confident he can do the same thing.”Co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Ed Warinner agreed with Brown, but said the game plan is only “90 percent” kept when Guiton enters the game.“You don’t feel like all of a sudden half of the game plan page is eliminated because your second-team quarterback goes in,” Warinner said. “There are certain plays you might stay away from, but 90 percent of that game plan is still in play when Kenny is in the game.”Junior tight end Jeff Heuerman said the confidence Guiton has in himself is seen on the practice field.“You see it a lot in practice,” Heuerman said. “Coaches put us in situations like that sometimes when they take Braxton out and Kenny’s in now and you’ve still got to go about the game.”Guiton’s confidence shows both in his play and in what he says during practice.“Kenny, he’s crazy,” Brown said. “When he comes in the huddle he’s loud, obnoxious — you can tell he’s real confident with everything he does.”Brown said Guiton “talks a lot of trash on the field,” but that helps to “hype everybody up.”Junior defensive lineman Michael Bennett said Guiton talks trash not only about the way he plays, but that he does it to stick up for other players as well.“Every now and then I’ll be talking trash to the offensive line and Kenny will stick up for them and he’s pretty vocal about it,” Bennett said. “He’s just a funny guy, but because he does his job, he can joke around and completely lock in for the play and then just be joking around again.”OSU is scheduled to take on California at 7 p.m. Saturday in Berkeley, Calif. read more

A STRONG FOCUS ON HEALTH IN TOURISM

first_img CDC supports CARPHA in Zika PR Campaign materials to region Related Items:carpha, dr. lisa indar, tourism symposium, turks and caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Turks and Caicos Premier says nation ‘elated’ over removal from Zika list; praises CARPHA and CARICOM Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Oct 2014 – The Turks and Caicos Tourism Symposium welcomes Dr. Lisa Indar, who is a Programme Manager with CARPHA. Dr. Indar, on day one, will focus on: “Health and Tourism, Emerging threat to the Tourism Industry in the Region; a Health Pandemic.” Hurricane Hit Territories Labelled “Too Wealthy” for British Aidlast_img read more

Initial Results Expected Soon on Previously Untested Rape Kits

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Initial Results Expected Soon on Previously Untested Rape Kits Sasha Foo, Posted: April 24, 2018 Updated: 10:18 PM Sasha Foo center_img April 24, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego County District Attorney is making a major commitment to testing more evidence collected from cases of sexual assault.District Attorney Summer Stephan called a news conference Tuesday to announce she is working with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to clear the backlog of untested rape kits, with a goal of sending 1,000 untested evidence kits to a private lab in Virginia for analysis.At a cost of $1,000 per kit, Stephan said she expects to spend about $1 million. Of the untested kits, about 400 are cases from the Sheriff’s Department and roughly 600 are from eight other police agencies in the San Diego region.The push to get more evidence tested received strong support last August from the U.S. Justice Department which recommended that all rape kits be tested. Stephan also cited a new law that would require law enforcement agencies within 120 days of collecting an evidence kit to report on why it was not tested.The policy director for a survivors’ advocacy group called Joyful Heart Foundation, founded by actress Mariska Hargitay, said the District Attorney’s efforts would help to bring more perpetrators to justice.“When we test rape kits, we can identify unknown offenders, link serial cases, link crimes together, revealing serial rapists and we can also exonerate the wrongly convicted,” said Ilse Knecht.A sexual assault survivor named Sharon came forward with her story of a brutal rape in which her attacker left her for dead. RAPE KIT TESTING: If you were the victim of a sexual assault and are interested in knowing the status of the DNA test related to your kit, we can connect you with an investigator. Call (858) 514-4661.More info: https://t.co/[email protected] @TheJHF @CCS_SD pic.twitter.com/hfoL53Dpjl— SD District Attorney (@SDDistAtty) April 24, 2018Her rape kit was tested and nearly five years later, the DNA evidence was matched with a man who was incarcerated in another state but was days away from his release.As a result of the DNA match, the man was brought back to San Diego for trial where he was convicted of the sexual assault and sentenced to 106 years in prison. “I was finally able to find justice and start to heal and feel safe again.This person was caught because of a rape kit that was processed. In my mind, there is no excuse that all rape kits should not be processed,” Sharon said.The San Diego Police Department is not part of this new initiative. In a 2016 tour of the crime lab, the police department’s lab manager explained why some rape kits are not tested. Sometimes, investigators can’t determine that a crime actually occurred or there may be reasonable doubt that a DNA sample is from the perpetrator and not from a consensual partner.Lab manager Jennifer Shen also indicated that the tests do not always yield useful results.“Somewhere between 50 to 70 percent of the sexual assault tests do not produce a qualifying, analytically good DNA profile that can even be uploaded to the DNA database,” Shen said.In cases where the victim and the attacker know each other, Shen said investigators may decide that instead of testing a rape kit, they will collect the suspect’s DNA through a mouth swab, “because 100 percent of the time we’re going to get a profile off of that and we can put that profile in the database.”The District Attorney and the advocates for sexual assault survivors who were present at Tuesday’s news conference still see the need for all rape kits to be tested, even if the assault is committed by an acquaintance.“We’re seeing that acquaintance rapists are also serial rapists,” said Knecht. “There may be a series of assaults against someone they know and then someone they don’t know.”The San Diego County District Attorney also announced that survivors of sexual assault can request information about the testing status of their evidence kits, through a phone number or an email address. The phone number is (858) 514-4661.The email address is [email protected] Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Please understand also that no one is forcing anyo

center_img They also use the telephone system and the mail and banks and a wide variety of government services. But government money is good and Bitcoin is bad? Well, no, it doesn’t. Bitcoin is a currency, not a legal system. Every drug smuggler uses government money. Every pornographer uses government money. The current system has massive problems, but none of them can be blamed on Bitcoin. This argument fails also.Bitcoin provides no customer protection. Every mafioso uses government money. What is implied by this argument is that the government banking system does protect customers. That is an outright lie. People are ripped-off via the banking system every day. And more than that, consider what happened just a month ago in Cyprus: Thousands of innocent people were ripped-off BY the banking system — purposely — all at once and without recourse. This argument is, really, an insult to one’s intelligence. And I should add something else: If Bitcoin is used properly, the crime of identity theft (a big problem with government money) vanishes – there is no identity available to be stolen. Of course it can be used for money laundering — ANY currency can be used for money laundering. Currencies are neutral — that is their purpose! Currencies are valuable precisely because they can be exchanged for anything else — that’s why we use them!last_img read more

Drilling Intersects 102 Meters of 197 gpt Gold at

first_img Drilling Intersects 102 Meters of 1.97 gpt Gold at Columbus Gold’s Paul Isnard Gold Project; Drilling Confirms Depth Extension of Gold Mineralization Columbus Gold Corporation (CGT: TSX-V) (“Columbus Gold”) is pleased to announce results of the initial five (5) core drill holes at its Paul Isnard gold project in French Guiana. The holes confirm depth extension of gold mineralization below shallow holes drilled on the 43-101 compliant 1.9 million ounce Montagne d’Or inferred gold deposit at Paul Isnard in the 1990’s and support the current program of resource expansion through offsetting open-ended gold mineralization indicated by the earlier holes. Robert Giustra, CEO of Columbus Gold, commented: “These drill results validate Columbus Gold’s approach to adding ounces with a lower-risk drilling program designed to infill and to extend the mineralized zones to 200 m vertical depth from surface; a depth amenable to open pit mining.”  Fourteen (14) holes have been completed (assays pending) by Columbus Gold in the current program and drilling is progressing at the rate of about 3,000 meters per month with one drill-rig on a 24 hour basis. Columbus Gold plans to accelerate the current program by engaging a second drill-rig as soon as one can be obtained.  Please visit our website for more information about the project. And while I’m at it, here’s the 6-month intraday. I was happy to the precious metals equities do well yesterday—in spite of the lousy price action of the underlying metals.  But with the counterintuitive price action that we’ve seen so much of in these shares lately, I’m not prepared to read too much into yesterday’s positive closes. I guess my main concern is still the Commercial net short positions in both gold and silver.  Even though we’ve certainly had improvement after Monday and Tuesday’s price action, I doubt very much from looking at the charts that we’re done to the downside, although I’ll reserve judgement on that until I see tomorrow’s Commitment of Traders Report. As I write this paragraph, the London open is about twenty-five minutes away.  All four precious metals rallied starting right at the 6 p.m. EST New York open yesterday evening but, once again, gold wasn’t allowed to get far above $1,200 before getting swatted down—and silver has been hugging the $16 spot price for about the past five hours.  Platinum is up $19—and palladium is up $9 bucks.  Net gold volume is just under 20,000 contracts—and silver’s net volume is around 6,700 contracts.  The dollar index, which had been down 5 basis points at one time, has really soared—and is now up 23 basis points in the last half hour or so. And as I hit the ‘send’ button on today’s column at 5:30 a.m. EST, I see that all four precious metals have rallied starting about twenty minutes ago, which may have been an early London a.m. gold fix. Gold has now blasted up to $1,213 spot—and silver is at $16.195. Gold volume is now over 34,000 contracts—and climbing rapidly—as is silver’s volume, which is just north of 10,000 contracts. Platinum and palladium are on the rise again as well.  The dollar spike I reported on earlier, has now been whittled down to a 7 basis point loss.  Crude oil is up $1.22. I have no idea as to what might happen for the remainder of the Thursday session, but considering the price action I can see at the moment, nothing will surprise me when I check the charts after I roll out of bed later this morning. See you tomorrow. The gold stocks gapped up a bit at the open—and then proceeded to chop higher in a very wide range.  The HUI came to close to finishing on its high tick—up 5.27% on the day. The CME Daily Delivery Report was a bust, as no gold or silver contracts were posted for delivery within the COMEX-approved depositories on Friday.  The only metal posted for delivery was 35 copper contracts. The CME Preliminary Report for the Wednesday trading session showed that December gold open interest declined by 6 contracts, leaving the December o.i. balance at 765 contracts.  Glancing at the silver numbers, December open interest declined by 79 contracts, most of which was the 72 deliveries posted for today that were reported in yesterday’s column.  The December o.i. in silver is now down to 101 contracts. There were no reported changes in GLD yesterday—but there was a big withdrawal from SLV, as an authorized participant took out 2,011,401 troy ounces. There was no sales report from the U.S. Mint yesterday. Over at the COMEX-approved depositories on Tuesday, there was 20,736 troy ounces of gold reported received, but only 908 troy ounces shipped out.  The link to that activity is here.  In silver, only 963 troy ounces were received—and only 151,592 ounces were shipped out the door.  The link to that activity is here. I have a decent number of stories again today, so I hope you find some in the list below that you like.  A lot of these news items have to do with Russia, oil, the U.S. dollar, etc—and with Putin’s press conference at noon Moscow time today [4 a.m. EST this morning]—some, or all, what’s in these stories may no longer hold true. A standout feature to the gold and silver market on the COMEX has always been the concentrated short position of the 4 and 8 largest traders which are invariably in the commercial category. The concentrated short position is more pronounced and manipulative in silver, but both markets are characterized by the fact that the 8 largest shorts in each market usually comprise a larger net short position than the total commercial net short position. In other words, if the 8 largest shorts in COMEX silver and gold didn’t exist, there would be no total commercial net short position at all – there would be no headline number as we know it. Stated differently, without the 8 largest shorts in COMEX gold and silver, there would be a commercial net long position in each market. What’s interesting in COMEX gold (as I remarked about last week) is that the 8 largest shorts have not added to their dominant short position either this week or over the past 4 weeks even as the total commercial net short position has grown by 27,220 contracts and 66,600 contracts respectively. In fact, despite the pronounced increase in the headline number, the concentrated short position of the eight largest traders is lower than it has been in 4 or 5 years or longer. I admit that this could be a temporary aberration and the big 8 in gold may resume shorting gold on higher prices, but usually all the commercial categories trade in unison and if the new pattern of commercial discord is more than temporary, it might signal change is afoot. – Silver analyst Ted Butler:  13 December 2014 The lack of price action around the FOMC news was a bit of a surprise, but it is what it is—and I was quite amazed to see that the powers-that-be managed to keep gold under the $1,200 spot price mark, all things considered in the world today.  And, with the exception of silver, the other precious metals were all closed below their Tuesday closing prices in new York as well. Here are the 6-month charts for all four precious metals, along with crude oil.  Just eye-balling the charts, you can see from the RSI trace that WTIC is grossly oversold—and none of the four precious metals are anywhere near that condition. My main concern is still the Commercial net short positions Every attempt by gold to break above the $1,200 spot price mark during the Wednesday trading session was quickly sold off—and even the sharp rally after the FOMC meeting wasn’t allowed to infringe on that price point.  After that attempt, the price got sold down to its low of the day, which came a minute or so after 3:00 p.m. EST in electronic trading.  The price rallied a bit after that, but still closed down on the day. The high and low ticks were reported by the CME Group as $1,203.10 and $1,182.00 in the February contract. Gold closed in New York on Wednesday at $1,188.90 spot, down $6.10 from Tuesday’s close.  Volume, net of December and January, was 180,000 contracts. It was more or less the same type of price activity in silver as well, but its attempt to break above the $16 spot price mark on the FOMC news wasn’t allowed to get anywhere, either—and silver got sold down to just above Tuesday’s closing price. The high and low ticks were recorded as $16.06 and $15.615 in the March contract. Silver was closed at $15.75 spot, up 3 whole cents from Tuesday.  Volume, net of December and January, was an even 50,000 contracts. The dollar index closed late on Tuesday afternoon at 87.97—and never looked back in what was one of its most volatile trading sessions in my memory.  After initially selling off at 2 p.m. EST on the FOMC news, there was obviously someone there to run the dollar index up, as it closed at 89.075—up an eye-watering 107 basis points. The silver equities opened down slightly, but finally broke into positive territory to stay shortly before 11 a.m. EST.  But they didn’t do that with much conviction—and they chopped sideways until a late-day rally began shortly after 3 p.m. that took the shares up to their highs of the day—and that’s where they closed, as Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index finished up 3.70%. Platinum hugged the $1,200 spot price mark for most of the Wednesday trading session, before succumbing to the same post-FOMC meeting selling pressure that gold and silver went through.  Platinum closed at $1,186 spot, down 6 bucks from Tuesday. Palladium rallied to its high of the day around 10 a.m. Zurich time—and then it gold sold down to its low just before lunch in New York.  It recovered a few dollars from there—and the FOMC news barely affected this metal.  Palladium was closed down 4 dollars on the day at $776 spot.last_img read more

Using IoT AI and cloud technologies to advance homebased integrated care

To develop the HWProfile model we selected variables covering diverse dimensions: health/medical, lifestyle, psychological, well-being, social and behaviour, along with identifying the range of values that these variables can reach. Then the model had to machine learn the conditional probability relationships that exist between the variables, from a structural point of view, as well as from a numerical point of view. How do gender, age and suffering arthritis impact on the risk of falling? What is the expected benefit of increasing physical activity on pain level for females with COPD? These are the kind of questions that HWProfile can help resolve.We trained the model using data extracted from TILDA, an open dataset collected from a longitudinal health study of the older Irish population, led by Trinity College. In the TILDA study, 8504 individuals over the age 50 took part in a self-filled questionnaire, a computer-assisted interview and a health assessment. To test the methodology on a small model, our team selected 12 variables from this dataset, considering the target population and conditions covered in the ProACT trials and the data collection methods used: blood pressure watch, scale, activity questionnaire. This trained model was used as the base to develop HWProfile (see Figure 1).To explore the Bayesian network model, we built an intuitive and interactive user interface. Variables and their associated levels are grouped by color-coded categories (see Figure 1). The Bayesian network shows how variables influence each other. The discrete probability distributions corresponding to each variable are grouped by boxes on the interactive risk panel (right of Figure 1). For a given variable, the marginal probabilities of each possible level are indicated both as a percentage and through a horizontal bar chart in the background.The user can assign an “observed” level to any variable, by clicking on the level. The whole set of marginal probabilities is then updated to reflect these observations. Clicking again on an observed variable returns it to the unobserved state, with marginal probabilities displayed. Figure 1, right, shows the interface after Age has been set to ‘above 70’ and Cholesterol level to ‘More than 5 mmol/L’. The resulting change in probabilities for all connected variables, like hypertension, can be seen immediately.The HWProfile model provides a variety of outputs including probabilistic estimates for all unobserved variables whenever a new observation is made. These outputs can be fed to other analytics of the ProACT system, which include a goal and education recommender, an alert system and a condition exacerbation monitor. Our AI model is aimed at leveraging all of the information available on the PwM in the scope of ProACT in order to give insights on their status and recommendations for self-management and/or support and care.Our IBM Research team also developed InterACT, a Cloud-based platform within the framework of ProACT. InterACT, built on top of IBM Cloud, is exposed as a set of authenticated services to manage de-identified health data and coordinate collaboration among data providers, data analytics (like before mentioned HWProfile) and data consumer.Future work lies in investigating the clinical validity of the model. We have observed effects between variables in our preliminary model that concur with the medical literature. Further developments also include performance analysis of the method for a larger network, inclusion of the temporal dimension and different sampling rates per variable. The HW Profile model will be evaluated in conjunction with the additional work around recommender systems developed within the ProACT project. Figure 1: HW Profile User Interface Citation: Using IoT, AI and cloud technologies to advance home-based integrated care (2018, May 15) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-iot-ai-cloud-technologies-advance.html Provided by IBM Global burden of multiple serious illnesses must be urgently addressed: report 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. One of the largest growing demographics in the EU is individuals aged 65 and over, and two thirds of this group are in situation of multimorbidity, i.e., perons who suffer from two or more chronic diseases. The ineffective treatment of multimorbidity has been pointed out as an urgent problem to address by the Academy of Medical Sciences in a recently released report. As part of an EU H2020 funded project called ProACT, our team at IBM Research – Ireland is working with partners in academia and industry to find new ways to use IoT, AI and cloud technologies to advance self-management capabilities and home-based integrated care for Persons with Multimorbidity (PwM). The ProACT project is investigating ways wearable, home sensors and tablet applications can be used to help persons with multimorbidity, as well as their support actors, which include informal caregivers (e.g. family and friends), formal caregivers and health professionals (including doctors and nurses), manage a combination of conditions including chronic heart failure (CHF), diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).The project includes proof-of-concept trials in Ireland and Belgium, involving national health services, with a number of patients equipped with wearable and home sensors, and their support actors. The trials are beginning now. Patients are learning to use the ProACT CareApp, which aggregates the sensors readings and allows the PwMs and their support actors to monitor their status, and also suggests education videos and tutorials tailored to the self-management needs. The UI of the ProACT CareApp was co-designed with the involvement of PwMs to ensure ease of use. The main goal of our research is to use the data collected to develop a holistic model of PwM that can be used to monitor and predict the health and well-being of PwMs.Within the framework of ProACT our Health & Person-Centred Knowledge Systems team in Dublin is building a holistic model for persons with multimorbidity, using data on conditions, vitals, self-reports and behavioural assessments. The model relies on a Bayesian network, a probabilistic graphical tool which has been widely applied in healthcare decision support. It represents the probabilistic dependence between several variables, which allows one to predict the most probable state of a variable knowing the state of other variables. It makes it a promising technique to help with the challenges of multimorbidity.In our MIE 2018 (Medical Informatics Europe) conference paper “An analytical method for multimorbidity management using Bayesian networks,” we present our analytics called Health and Wellness Profile Builder (HWProfile), that is being tested during the ProACT trials. HWProfile is an AI model aimed at representing a PwM through several interconnected dimensions: demographics, medical factors, self-reports and behavioural factors. The state of the PwM is assessed through the sensors and self-report questionnaires taken through the ProACT CareApp. Daily questions are a valuable method to collect a wide variety of self-report information such as breathlessness scores for COPD and CHF, mood and anxiety levels or information on medication adherence. read more