BTS DNA Video Tells 7 Members Stories With Color

first_img Demi Lovato On Renewed Faith In Music, New Album Interview: Miley Cyrus On Younger Now, Dolly Duet Whose Stories Does The BTS “DNA” Video Tell? bts-dna-video-tells-7-members-stories-color Bebe RexhaPhoto: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images Fall Out Boy: Evolution Of Rock And Roll Email PJ MortonPhoto: Patrick Melon Beyond psychedelic, the K-pop pioneers’ visual storytelling is based on bandmates’ identities, preferences and stylesPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 3, 2017 – 3:38 pm K-pop band BTS released their fifth EP, Love Yourself ‘Her,’ a few weeks ago and its track “DNA” is visually intravenous, as intended, as is its dancing, colorful graphic storytelling, and chart performance. Inviting comparison with Psy and Wonder Girls, “DNA” and BTS have broken into the mainstream. Twitter Gary Clark Jr. On Clapton, Prince & Cars 21 Savage On Jay-Z’s Ability To Stay Relevant PJ MortonPhoto: Patrick Melon BTS “DNA” Video Tells 7 Members’ Stories With Color More Interviews Dirty Heads Dish On ‘Swim Team’ PJ Morton Dishes On His Love For New Orleans Bebe Rexha: ‘All Your Fault,’ Collabs And Cardi B 21 Savage On Jay-Z’s Ability To Stay Relevant Miley CyrusPhoto: Liam Hensworth Fifth Harmony: Biggest Girl Group In A Generation? Portugal. The Man Talk ‘Woodstock’ Camila CabelloPhoto: Denise Truscello/BBMA2017/Getty Images Interview: Noah Cyrus on ‘NC-17,’ Katy Perry PJ MortonPhoto: Patrick Melon Drake Bell Drake Bell Camila CabelloPhoto: Denise Truscello/BBMA2017/Getty Images Camila CabelloPhoto: Denise Truscello/BBMA2017/Getty Images Fall Out Boy: Evolution Of Rock And Roll Bebe RexhaPhoto: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images Bebe Rexha: ‘All Your Fault,’ Collabs And Cardi B Niall Horan on “Seeing Blind” With Maren Morris Interview: Miley Cyrus On Younger Now, Dolly Duet Miley CyrusPhoto: Liam Hensworth Fifth Harmony: Biggest Girl Group In A Generation? Portugal. The Man Talk ‘Woodstock’ News MUNA Talk Emotional Pull Of “I Know A Place” Niall Horan on “Seeing Blind” With Maren Morriscenter_img PJ Morton Dishes On His Love For New Orleans Camila Cabello On Healing, Michael Jackson & Love Interview: Noah Cyrus on ‘NC-17,’ Katy Perry Interview: Miley Cyrus On Younger Now, Dolly Duet Interview: Drake Bell On ‘Honest,’ Beatles & TV Gary Clark Jr.Photo: Joey Martinez MUNA Talk Emotional Pull Of “I Know A Place” Gary Clark Jr. On Clapton, Prince & Cars Bebe RexhaPhoto: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images Interview: Drake Bell On ‘Honest,’ Beatles & TV Bebe Rexha: ‘All Your Fault,’ Collabs And Cardi B PJ Morton: ‘Gumbo,’ Maroon 5, SZA & New Orleans Portugal. The Man Talk ‘Woodstock’ PJ Morton: ‘Gumbo,’ Maroon 5, SZA & New Orleans Fall Out Boy: Evolution Of Rock And Roll Demi Lovato On Renewed Faith In Music, New Album Gary Clark Jr.Photo: Joey Martinez Facebook Miley CyrusPhoto: Liam Hensworth Niall Horan on “Seeing Blind” With Maren Morris MUNA Talk Emotional Pull Of “I Know A Place” PJ Morton Dishes On His Love For New Orleans Demi Lovato On Renewed Faith In Music, New Album Fifth Harmony: Biggest Girl Group In A Generation? Camila Cabello On Healing, Michael Jackson & Love Prev Next Drake Bell Gary Clark Jr. On Clapton, Prince & Cars Gary Clark Jr.Photo: Joey Martinez PJ Morton: ‘Gumbo,’ Maroon 5, SZA & New Orleans Dirty Heads Dish On ‘Swim Team’ Interview: Drake Bell On ‘Honest,’ Beatles & TV Dirty Heads Dish On ‘Swim Team’ 21 Savage On Jay-Z’s Ability To Stay Relevant Camila Cabello On Healing, Michael Jackson & Love Interview: Noah Cyrus on ‘NC-17,’ Katy Perry The “DNA” YouTube video was published Sept. 18 and currently has more than 80 million views.From No. 85 on the week published Oct. 7, the BTS hit jumped to No. 67 for the Oct. 14 published period. “DNA” is now the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 title by a K-pop artist or band. In 2009 Wonder Girls reached No. 76 with “Nobody.”Big Hit Entertainment, the group’s creative team, explained to Billboard how catering to the individuality of the band’s seven members helps them express unique stories, using their personal style and flair. This binds the group together while representing BTS as an epic cooperation between diverse and energetic young men, full of passion in song. With this powerful combination, there’s no telling how high up the charts BTS will go.Miles Davis In DNA: Music Preservation With A TwistRead morelast_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR School Committee Member MJ Byrnes Thanks The Voters

first_imgDear Wilmington Community,I just wanted to express my heartfelt thanks to voters for re-electing me to the Wilmington School Committee at this past weekend’s Town Elections. I am humbled and honored by your trust in me, and am looking forward to serving my community and schools once again.I am committed in ensuring our schools continue to remain strong centers for student learning and achievement. As our community welcomes Dr. Glenn Brand into our District, I am looking forward in working collaboratively with him and the Board to ensure the work we do together continues to focus on this goal.I appreciate and thank families and residents, who have reached out to me during my campaign, not only with their concerns, but also with words of encouragement and support. I will continue to listen and be available to you, and promise that I will be objective in my decision making. I will continue to work diligently on your behalf to find solutions, so that all students have the opportunity to learn in a safe, positive and supportive environment.I would also like to extend many thanks to friends and residents, who were kind enough to have my signs on their lawns, took time out of their busy schedules to write letters of endorsements on my behalf, and came out this weekend to hold signs. I am sincerely grateful for your help and support!I would also like to thank my incredible husband, Joe, and my children, Conor and Erika, for allowing me to do this labor of love, and encouraging me throughout my campaign. Without their sacrifice and support, I couldn’t do what I do.It is easy to see why Wilmington is a great place to live! I am truly grateful to be a part of such a strong and caring community that not only supports one another, but the Town as a whole. I feel fortunate to be able to contribute in serving my community in my role on the School Committee and look forward to my third term on the board and working on behalf of our schools and families.Sincerely,MJ ByrnesWilmington School CommitteeLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE RACE Q&A: Fennelly, Ragsdale & Byrnes Discuss What They Want To Accomplish In Year #1, How They’ll Be Responsive To ResidentsIn “Education”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: School Committee’s MJ Byrnes Asks For Your VoteIn “Education”CANDIDATE ANNOUNCEMENT: Wilmington School Committee Member MJ Byrnes Announces Re-Election BidIn “Government”last_img read more

ATT earnings sees wireless growth in Q2 but video side continues to

first_img Share your voice 1 Review • Live TV streamer is stronger on channels, weaker on DVR 2:00 Now playing: Watch this: News • AT&T misses on revenue, loses more DirecTV Now customers Why you should say no to DirecTV Now Mobile Tech Industry 13 Photoscenter_img DirecTV Now continues to underperform for AT&T.  Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images AT&T met analyst expectations in its latest earnings report, even as struggles continued around the company’s U-Verse and DirecTV video unit. The technology giant added 335,000 phone users, the bulk of them coming on the company’s prepaid side. AT&T says it added 72,000 postpaid users, the more lucrative customers that sign up for its traditional monthly wireless service. By comparison, in the first quarter of the year, the company added 179,000 phone users, of which 80,000 were postpaid. Utilizing its deployment of FirstNet, a wireless network for first responders, AT&T says it has been able to upgrade its traditional wireless network and get it ready for 5G, which it plans to make commercially available nationwide during the first half of 2020. “The wireless side of the house, we’re feeling more and more confident every day,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s chairman and CEO in a call with investors. Stephenson says the company has built out 60% of its FirstNet network thus far. The growth in mobile comes as its more premium DirecTV and AT&T U-Verse continue to shed users for its traditional satellite, cable and streaming DirecTV Now services. AT&T said it lost 778,000 premium video users, with an additional 168,000 users disconnecting from DirecTV Now as the company rolled out fewer promotions. AT&T warns that the losses could continue through the rest of the year as it still has 1 million users locked on two-year pricing promotions. The company is touting a new, forthcoming over-the-top streaming service called AT&T TV, set for trial in the third quarter of the year, as well as next spring’s HBO Max launch, as options to turn its video ship around. Read more: DirecTV Now vs. YouTube TV vs. Sling TV vs. Hulu and moreStephenson says HBO Max will have live sports, touting the NBA and MLB as two potential examples. While it is unclear exactly what AT&T TV will look like and how it will compare to the company’s other streaming services, Stephenson told investors that the company “will put our shoulder and our muscle behind AT&T TV.”WarnerMedia, the division that houses the Time Warner properties AT&T acquired last year, including Turner TV stations and HBO, had revenues of roughly $8.4 billion. Earnings per share were 89 cents for the quarter, exactly matching the estimates from analysts polled, according to Yahoo Finance. Revenues came in at $45 billion, slightly higher than the $44.85 billion analysts anticipated.   Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? Comment Tags DirecTV Now AT&Tlast_img read more

These exciting Mi 9 features are coming to more Xiaomi phones

first_img Is Redmi Note 7 the new-age Nokia 3310? Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:14/0:25Loaded: 0%0:14Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:11?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Xiaomi has a strong product portfolio and an equally strong software that powers all devices. The biggest joy next to upgrading to a new smartphone is getting a new software update that will refresh the user experience on the same phone. Xiaomi has a loyal MIUI community, which includes users of various Mi and Redmi phones and there’s some exciting news for all.Xiaomi launched Mi 9 with some exclusive features such as dark mode, new fingerprint animation, game turbo and more. If you’ve been eyeing those features and hoping that it would be rolled out to older phones, you are in luck.Xiaomi Internet’s general manager, Li Weixing, shared interesting information about the upcoming features for older Mi and Redmi smartphones. As per the post, several Mi 9 features will be rolled out to a wide range of Mi-series devices as well as Redmi-series phones.Li did not reveal the exact rollout date for the new features, but did give a tentative timeline, which is not too far off. The update process for these exciting Mi 9 features on older Xiaomi smartphones will commence as early as this month and conclude by April.According to the Weibo post, Xiaomi has limitations on some of its features, which will be available to different devices and not all of them. For instance, the Dynamic Wallpaper feature will be rolled out to Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Mi MIX 3 and Mi MIX 2S in late March. Similarly, the new fingerprint animation and shortcuts will only arrive on Mi 8 Pro and MI 8 Explorer. Xiaomi Mi 9Weibo/Lei JunBelow are the list of features and the eligible Mi and Redmi phones that will receive them alongside a tentative timeline (translated version via GizmoChina).Game Turbo ModeXiaomi will roll out the lauded Game Turbo Mode to older phones in two batches. The first batch of smartphones, which include Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Mi 8 SE, Mi MIX 3, Mi MIX 2S, Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 5, Redmi S2, will get the feature starting end of March and conclude by early April.The second batch of smartphones eligible for the gaming feature are Mi 8 Lite, Mi 6, Mi 6X, Mi 5S, Mi 5S Plus, Mi 5X, Mi MIX 2, Mi MIX, Mi MAX 3, Mi Note 3, Mi Note 2, Mi Play, Redmi Note 6 Pro, Redmi Note 5, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi 5 Plus. These phones will get the feature in mid-April. Game Turbo Mode in Mi 9Twitter/XiaomiDark ModeAs compared to Game Turbo Mode, the number of smartphones getting Dark Mode is quite less. The rollout of this feature will happen end of this month. Eligible smartphones for the feature are Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Mi 8 SE, Mi 8 Lite, Mi 6X, Mi MIX 3, Mi MIX 2S, Mi Note 3, Mi MAX 3, Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 6 Pro, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi Note 5, Redmi S2.New Charging AnimationXiaomi is rolling out new charging animation for all Mi and Redmi phones in April.New Always on Display design and featuresThese features will be limited to Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Mi 8 SE, and Mi MIX 3. The update will take place end of this month.It’s worth pointing out that Xiaomi will traditionally test these features with beta users before rolling them out to all users in subsequent MIUI updates.last_img read more

Massive rift in Kolkata Knight Riders Andre Russell slams bowlers KKRs decisionmaking

first_imgNothing is going right for Kolkata Knight Riders, a campaign which started so well has gone downhill, and it seems as if there is nothing the side can do to arrest this slide. Six consecutive losses – their worst run in the tournament since 2009 has put them on the brink. They need to win all their remaining matches if they have to even think about making it to the playoffs.Andre Russell, who has been one of the stars of the season, minced no words in slamming the tactics of the side and even conceded that the atmosphere in the camp was far from healthy.”We have a good team. But having a good team and making bad decisions, that way we are always losing. And that’s what we’ve been doing. I could pinpoint a few games where if we’d just looked to bowl tighter, and bowl bowlers who would restrict the game – the right bowlers at the right time.” Russell said.Blasts bowling and fielding effort of KKR Andre RussellIPLThe Jamaican all-rounder defended his batting and said that the bowlers have been sloppy and the fielders have been poor all season and hence, they have not been able to defend totals.”They say our batting has been struggling but our batting hasn’t been struggling really. We get to totals that we should defend, we should restrict teams to lesser totals and going and get those runs,” he added.Lashing out at the fielding unit, Russell said that they have been the worst fielding side in the league and have been playing bad cricket and hence, have losing many matches almost identically which has been infuriating and disappointing. Dinesh KarthikIANSSpeaking about the defeat against Rajasthan, the all-rounder said that with their bowling attack they should have been able to restrict a relatively weak Rajasthan Royals batting order and that if they bowl similarly, they will struggle against a stronger Mumbai Indians.”We played Rajasthan Royals recently and we were defeated by weak batting order. If you cannot restrict them under 170 with our bowling, against a strong team like Mumbai, we will need miracles. We have to count on our beliefs,” Russell said.His batting position has also been a topic of intense debate but the all-rounder said that the management looks at him as a floater who will be used depending on the situation.”So tomorrow maybe you will see me bat a bit earlier or maybe coming at the lower order. But it all depends on what happens tomorrow. You can’t predict the future,” he said.last_img read more

Who will face India Two possible scenarios emerge Semifinals matchups explained

first_imgWith the win against New Zealand, England sneaked into the number 3 position and irrespective of the other results, they shall remain there. However, depending on the result of India vs Sri Lanka and Australia vs South Africa, their opponents for the semis clash can change.New ZealandSimilar to England, New Zealand are secure at number 4. Pakistan has a mathematical chance, but it is so ridiculous that memes are being made out of it. Hence, like England, the Kiwis are safe at number 4 and will take on either India or Australia depending on the result of their matches as is explained above.As things stand right now, here are the possible semi-final match-ups:England vs India, BirmighamAustralia vs New Zealand, Old Trafford After stuttering in the middle phase, England finally found momentum with their win against India and continued on their march by shrugging off New Zealand in Durham. With this win, they have sealed their semis berth for the first time since 1992 and now with momentum on their side, they look once again look favourites.However, their task will not be easy as the other teams in the competition too look quite dangerous and here, we take a look at the different semi-final match-ups.AustraliaAaron Finch-led Australia are currently number 1 on the points table, they have to play against South Africa and going by the current form, they should overcome the Protea challenge. If this happens, they remain the number 1 side and will then take on New Zealand in the semi-final.However, if they lose this match and then India beats Sri Lanka in their remaining league fixture, India will usurp Australia as the number 1 side and will take on New Zealand in the semi-final.India Indian cricket teamGetty ImagesIndia have to face Sri Lanka in their final league game. If they win against Sri Lanka, they will have 15 points. They can climb to number 1 spot if Australia lose to South Africa and will then take on New Zealand. However, if Australia win against South Africa, the table remains like the way it is right now and it will be an India-England semi-final clash at Edgbaston.Englandlast_img read more

10 ways to not get fired from your dream job VIDEO

first_img 10 ways to not get fired from your dream job Getting fired from the company and most importantly your dream job, is probably the last thing you can imagine. Unfortunately, it’s a fairly regular occurrence that can have devastating effects on both you and the company.Got your dream job & now you don’t know how to keep it?We present to you a list of important points you need to keep in check to avoid getting fired.Check out the video to find out more. Closecenter_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

IT raids at media mogul Raghav Bahls home in Noida The Quint

first_imgRaghav BahlOfficial twitter account of Raghav BahlThe Income Tax Department Thursday searched the premises of media baron Raghav Bahl in connection with a case of alleged tax evasion, officials said.They said a team of sleuths raided the residence of Bahl in neighbouring Noida early morning and are looking for documents and other evidence related to the case under probe.It is understood that the searches are being conducted at the premises of a few other people as part of the ITD action to probe tax evasion by a set of business professionals.Bahl is the founder of the Quint news portal and the Network18 group and is a known media entrepreneur.Responding to the raid Raghav Bahl shared a tweet.My note to the @IndEditorsGuild. pic.twitter.com/l1Gwmf1dDl— Raghav Bahl (@Raghav_Bahl) October 11, 2018TWITTERlast_img read more

Khaleda nomination rejection part of govts blueprint

first_imgLogo of BNPThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Sunday alleged that its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s nomination papers have been cancelled as part of government blueprint to hold a lopsided election, reports UNB.”We think it’s an ill-motivated decision. Our leader’s (Khaleda Zia) nomination papers have been rejected as part of government a master plan and a blueprint to keep her away from the election,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.Addressing a press conference at the BNP Naya Paltan office, he also alleged their party’s some other popular candidates’ nomination papers have also been annulled as the government is trying to hold a unilateral election and stay in power by force.The Bangladesh Election Commission on Sunday trashed Khaleda’s all the three nomination papers filed for contesting the polls from Feni-1, Bogura-6 and Bogura-7 seats for her conviction in two graft cases.However, the party has alternative candidates in Feni-1 and Bagura-6 seats while it has no candidates in Bagura-6 constituency.Rizvi said the government is not willing to hold a credible election as it is desperate to retain power by any means.He, however, warned that voters will go to polling stations on 30 December braving all the obstacles to ensure the fall of the current ‘autocratic’ regime.The BNP leader said though the ruling party leaders and candidates are violating the election code of conduct, the election commission is not taking any action against them.”It seems the election commission has turned blind while the chief election commissioner and some other commissioners engaged themselves in works to help the government,” he observed.Rizvi said the government has established its control over the EC, police and civil administrations like a ghost to manipulate the election results in its favour.last_img read more

Trump Democrats head toward immigration showdown

first_imgUS president Donald J Trump talks with members of his cabinet, including treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, secretary of state Rex Tillerson, defence secretary James Mattis and EPA administrator Scott Pruitt following the State of the Union address in the chamber of the US House of Representatives on 30 January 2018 in Washington, DC. AFPA showdown over US immigration policy loomed Wednesday after president Donald Trump laid out a tough deal in his State of The Union address that offers citizenship to 1.8 million “Dreamers” in exchange for sharp overall cuts to immigration.Less than two weeks after Democrats forced a three-day shutdown of the government over the issue, the Republican president said he would not give in to anything less than a harsh retrenchment of existing immigration and massive funding for a wall on the US-Mexican border.For that, Trump offered a 12-year pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million people who came to the US illegally as youths and grew up here.Democrats have sought to keep the Dreamers issue separate from other immigration issues.But they failed to get a deal when they blocked a one-month budget extension on January 19, forcing a three-day shutdown of the government.The same immigration divide now looms over the new deadline for a long-term budget, 8 February.In his annual speech before Congress late Tuesday, Trump again portrayed legal and illegal immigration as a threat to the country, highlighting murders by gang members from other countries and terror attacks by people who entered the United States legally.“For decades, open borders have allowed drugs and gangs to pour into our most vulnerable communities. They have allowed millions of low-wage workers to compete for jobs and wages against the poorest Americans. Most tragically, they have caused the loss of many innocent lives,” Trump said.“My duty, and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber, is to defend Americans-to protect their safety, their families, their communities, and their right to the American Dream. Because Americans are Dreamers too.”Democrats: Trump ‘uncompromising’With the immigrant population a crucial part of their voter base, Democrats sought to frame Trump’s speech as demeaning and uncompromising.Representative Joe Kennedy, chosen by the party to answer Trump’s speech, began with a paean to new foreign arrivals and their contributions to the country.“We are here in Fall River, Massachusetts-a proud American city, built by immigrants,” he said.Speaking in Spanish, he tried to assuage the mostly Latino Dreamers.“To all the ‘Dreamers’ watching tonight, let me be clear: You are a part of our story. We will fight for you. We will not walk away.”Speaking on NPR radio, early Wednesday Democratic Senator Chris Murphy accused Trump of being divisive and using the Dreamers as “political pawns.”“The president doubled down on his rhetoric, demonising immigrants and trying to make Americans afraid of people who are crossing our border to come here to seek a better life,” he said.“We didn’t get any closer to a deal on immigration or on the federal budget. We got further away,” he said.Dreamers vs. immigration cutsDemocrats have pressed since last year for separate legislation to deal with a subset of the Dreamers, 690,000 young illegal immigrants who are registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, established by president Barack Obama in 2012 to protect their presence in the country.Trump cancelled the program in September but suggested the DACA recipients would be able to stay if Congress legislates it.But the president appeared to renege on a commitment to a separate bill two weeks ago when he made other immigration demands in budget talks, sparking the shutdown.Trump has now offered a 12 year path to citizenship not just for DACA recipients but all those who arrived in the country as youths and children and have grown up here.But in exchange he wants $25 billion for a border wall, the end to the “green card lottery,” and a sharp cutback to family-based “chain” migration.Immigration groups say that will reduce overall immigration by as much as half, and Democrats say the chain migration cutback will hurt families.Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier said Wednesday that Trump’s stance was a non-starter.“I think we are nowhere,” she said on CNN. Without a “clean” Daca fix, and a budget bill without his immigration demands, “I think we will be teetering on another shutdown, which is horrible.”“Nobody wants a shutdown,” she said. “What we need to do is be responsible adults and realise we’re not going to get everything we want, and carve a pathway forward.”last_img read more

Hotel Stays For Harvey Survivors Extended To MidJanuary

first_imgPhoto via Twitter Houston OEM‏ @HoustonOEMFEMA has announced an extension for their temporary housing program until January 16, 2018.FEMA has announced an extension for their temporary housing program, the Transitional Shelter Assistance program. It provides temporary hotel stays to disaster survivors, while they look for an alternative place to live.The extension has been granted until January 16, 2018. There is a mid-term eligibility review on December 12, 2017.In a news release, the agency said, through the program, “FEMA makes payments to participating hotels for the room and any applicable taxes (including non-refundable pet fees – up to the maximum allowable room night charge). Applicants are responsible for all other incidental costs (meals, transportation, etc.).” The list of participating hotels can be found here, or by calling FEMA at 800-321-3362. For 711 or Video Relay Service, call 800-621-3362. For TTY, call 800-462-7585. Sharelast_img read more

Report In Harveys Wake Assisted Living Facilities Show Shortcomings in Emergency Preparedness

first_img X 00:00 /01:05 The AARP of Texas issued a report on how assisted living facilities in Texas failed to respond to Harvey and compiled a list of recommendations to improve emergency preparedness. Residents of Houston-area assisted living facilities faced harm, neglect and abandonment during Harvey, according to documents obtained by the AARP.  Sharecenter_img “In at least one instance, there was no staff in the facility and so residents were left to fend for themselves during one of the largest natural disasters this state has ever seen,” said Amanda Fredriksen, associate director of Advocacy for AARP Texas.In response to complaints, the AARP report recommends strengthening emergency preparedness requirements and enforcement for assisted living facilities in Texas. That includes ensuring fines to deter violations, improving requirements for response plans, requiring facilities to alert the Texas Health and Human Services Commission of damages or flooding and requiring inspection from the commission if a facility is, indeed, damaged. Fredriksen said better enforcement and requirements will protect the well-being and safety of seniors living in long-term care centers. “We would really encourage the agency that oversees them, the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), to look at the structure and the fines and enforcement there, and see if that needs to be changed,” she noted. According to Fredriksen, assisted living centers currently face less oversight than nursing homes since they are only regulated by the state. She hopes to work with lawmakers leading up to the next legislative session to beef up emergency preparedness requirements and enforcement. In its annual report, the HHSC also recommended improving emergency responses in assisted living facilities in the wake of Harvey. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listenlast_img read more

Childrens National Hospital Kicks Off The Light Up Dr Bear Campaign

first_imgBy Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff WriterWashington D.C.’s very own Children’s National Hospital is kicking off the holiday season with the “Light Up Dr. Bear” campaign. The goal: to bring a little more joy and light into children’s lives.In this new campaign, bears have been placed around the Washington D.C. area. With every donation the bear illuminates, providing a visual representation of the impact you are making on a child’s life with your donation.(Courtesy Photo)The Children’s National Hospital is the premiere pediatric hospital in Washington D.C. ranking No. 5 in the nation on the U.S News & World Report’s 2018-2019 Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll. Additionally, it is the only hospital in the District that gears its environment, care and medical practices for children solely.The “Light Up Dr. Bear” campaign began Nov. 23 and will extend to Dec. 31. The 316 bears placed in hospitals and around the city represent the 316 patient bed’s currently at the Children’s hospital. The bear is the mascot of Children’s National Hospital.DeAnn Marshall, MHA, president of the Children’s Hospital Foundation said, “Through the ‘Light Up Dr. Bear’ campaign, we are pleased to encourage the community to show their support for children and their families in a truly meaningful and impactful way. This year, approximately 300 children and their families will be spending the holiday season in the hospital. Each donation makes an immediate impact on the families in our care, brightening their day and bringing a smile to their face.”The “Light Up Dr. Bear” campaign was created to raise money for children regardless of their ailment or financial circumstance, and to fund research for cures and medical discovery. As a non-profit hospital servicing more than 230,000 patients annually, donations are integral to making the exceptional work they do possible.Tierra, mom of Priest – a baby who spent his first 16 months of life in the neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital – said, “It’s a really amazing thing for families like ours who spend so much time here to see the bears light up and know people are out there caring and supporting us. All I can say is thank you. I’ve been here a long, long, long time, so I know the needs of the parents and the children here, and it’s a great cause, so please continue to donate.”For more information or to make a donation to the “Light Up Dr. Bear” campaign, visit ChildrensNational.org/Light or text Light10 to 50555.last_img read more

Hacker modifies toy drone to hack and take over other toy drones

first_img(Phys.org) —Well known hacker Samy Kamkar has figured out a way to program a store-bought drone to take away control of other store-bought drones from their owners, and then to give the enslaved drones commands of its own. He calls the result SkyJack. Even more dramatically, he’s created a video describing how to do it so that others can create their own drone hackers, and has posted it all on his blog. Citation: Hacker modifies toy drone to hack and take over other toy drones (2013, December 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-12-hacker-toy-drone-hack-drones.html Samy Kamkar achieved fame by knocking MySpace offline in 2005 (and going to jail for it). After going straight, he was one of those people instrumental in exposing phone makers that were adding tracking capabilities to smartphones. In this latest endeavor, he’s added off-the-shelf hardware and Internet available code to a commercially sold drone—the quadcopter Parrot—to allow it to hack other Parrot drones.The concept is rather simple, he added a small single board computer (Raspberry Pi circuit board) that runs Linux, to his Parrot, installed some code and then added a little battery and two tiny wireless transmitters. Once airborne, the drone listens for a Wifi signal, if it hears one, it looks for a MAC address from a list it has, if a match is found, the device sends a disabling code, revoking control from the drone’s owner. Then his drone pretends it’s the rightful owner and starts sending control codes to the enslaved Parrot, directing its flight, and/or sending back images from its camera. More than anything, the SkyJack appears to be a stunt of sorts, coming on the heels of an announcement by Amazon that it plans to deliver packages via drones someday soon. The makers of Parrot will obviously be embarrassed by Kamkar ‘s work, but will undoubtedly add security features to them, preventing them from being skyjacked, which they probably should have done before selling them in the first place. His actions do however, highlight the increasing presence of drones in our lives and how those that make them need to be sure that they can’t be hacked, lest pizza’s or mail order socks in the future be delivered to the wrong address, or worse, fall prey to those wishing to create a fleet of enslaved roaming drones darkening our skies with menace. © 2013 Phys.orgcenter_img 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. Amazon drone technology almost there, regulation nonexistent Explore furtherlast_img read more

Mysterious Siberian hole likely due to methane buildup and release

first_img Explore further What created this huge crater in Siberia? © 2014 Phys.org Last month reindeer herders in the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia came across a mysterious hole in the ground—after reporting what they’d discovered, a helicopter was dispatched and personnel aboard took snapshots of what was found. The photos have since gone viral on the Internet generating speculation about what caused the hole to come about—some suggested it was nothing more than a meteor crater or sinkhole, others seemed convinced it was part of an alien invasion, while others yet postulated that it was probably the remains of a collapsed pingo (a mound of earth covered ice). Now, after visiting the site of the first hole discovered, a team of researchers has concluded that the hole, and others like it that have been spotted, are most likely due to a sudden release of methane as permafrost melts. They note Siberia has experienced extremely warm summers the past two years.After sending a sensor down into the hole the researchers found an unusually high concentration of methane—9.6 percent, as compared to the normal 0.000179 percent. That finding and the fact that mounds of dirt near the mouth of hole indicate a blast of some sort occurred, has the researchers convinced that the warm summers caused permafrost melting which released underground methane. Gas pressure, they believe, built up to a tipping point, then was suddenly released, pushing out the material that had been sitting on top of it. Oddly, the depth of the hole is still not known. The researchers lowered a camera, but the line used was not long enough to allow for reaching the water (likely from melting permafrost) at the bottom. They estimate the depth to the water is approximately 70 meters. They would not even venture a guess as to the depth of the hole below the water.The researchers plan a return visit to the hole to conduct more research but aren’t confident of what they will find—they note that the walls are already collapsing and water movement can be heard, suggesting that whatever evidence exists now, might be gone by the time they return. This frame grab made Wednesday, July 16, 2014, shows a crater, discovered recently in the Yamal Peninsula, in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. Russian scientists said Thursday July 17, 2014 that they believe the 60-meter wide crater, discovered recently in far northern Siberia, could be the result of changing temperatures in the region. Andrei Plekhanov, a senior researcher at the Scientific Research Center of the Arctic, traveled on Wednesday to the crater. Plekhanov said 80 percent of the crater appeared to be made up of ice and that there were no traces of an explosion, eliminating the possibility that a meteorite had struck the region. (AP Photo/Associated Press Television) Citation: Mysterious Siberian hole likely due to methane buildup and release (2014, August 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-08-mysterious-siberian-hole-due-methane.htmlcenter_img 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. More information: Mysterious Siberian crater attributed to methane, Nature, DOI: 10.1038/nature.2014.15649 (Phys.org) —A team of Russian researchers who visited the site of one of the mysterious holes that have appeared in the ground in parts of Siberia is theorizing that the likely cause is methane buildup and release, the journal Nature is reporting. Journal information: Naturelast_img read more

The final call

first_imgThe eleven-week show, The Body in Indian Art has entered into its last week and is slated to conclude on 7 June. The exhibition has broken quite a few conventions and notions in the field of museology besides having lent a novel perspective to the way the body has been depicted in India over the millennia.Curated by art historian Naman P Ahuja, the show has pooled in 365 objects in total from  44 museums, private collectors and artistes themselves, making it the longest-ever line-up of exhibitors at an Indian show in any museum. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Displayed at the exhibition are a few tiny Harappan figures, a monumental Naga Deva, an 8th-century Uma-Maheshvara and a marble tomb of a Mughal lady among others which are being shown for the first time as part of the exhibition. Neil MacGregor, director of the british Museum said, ‘The age-old inclusiveness of Indian culture is second to none globally and a landmark exhibition currently on in the country’s capital mirrors its range and depth. ‘It is a broad spectrum of aesthetics in the representation of the human body, exemplifies the harmonious coexistence of religions in the subcontinent over the past four millennia’, he added. The show has a lot more to offer. If you have not been there yet, it’s the time to head on.last_img read more

Medical Bank urges youth to donate blood

first_imgKolkata: Medical Bank, the organisation engaged in blood donation movement for the past three decades, has urged youths to come forward and donate blood to strengthenthe movement. Medical Bank was established on December 9, 1980. One hundred and fifty two people donated blood to mark the occasion. The donors were given a certificate and saplings as a part of the Save Green and Stay Clean programme of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. D Ashis, secretary of Medical Bank said a workshop was organised to create awareness on blood donation among youngsters. There is a ban on people with tattoos donating blood but concealing the fact many are donating blood. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeD Ashis said more stress should be given on blood donation movement. Around 15 lakh units of blood are required in Bengal against the annual collection of 11 lakh units. The national requirement per year is 1.30 crore unit while the annual collection is 94 lakh units. There are 70 state-run blood banks in Bengal along with 35 private blood banks and 16 blood banks that are being run by the Centre. The blood donation camps in Bengal received a major set back after clubs stopped giving gifts to the donors. Gitanath Ganguly, president Mohun Bagan, Mala Saha, Trinamool Congress MLA and Sujay Chanda, joint commission of Kolkata Police among others were present at the function.last_img read more

Virtuosos new Cruise Tool gives members a competitive edge

first_img Posted by NEW YORK — It’s now easier for agents to search for and book cruises with Virtuoso’s new Cruise Tool.A joint venture with Passport Online, the new online tool is a white-label version of Virtuoso’s cruise booking engine that’s been customized for Virtuoso advisors and their specific needs. It enables advisors to find, compare, quote and book cruises directly from one central location, Virtuoso.com, and makes marketing and selling cruises quicker, simpler and more effective.It also allows for ClientBase Live Connect integration and segmented reporting, and offers professional email marketing materials, cabin availability, interactive deck plans, full ship information and the ability to easily modify bookings.The tool was refined during Passport Online’s participation in Virtuoso Incubator, the industry’s first program designed to foster new advisor-focused technology. Virtuoso Incubator vets companies based on advisor need, refines through real-time testing, then introduces tools to improve the sales process and enhance client relationships. A group of Virtuoso advisors assessed the tool in real-world situations and provided feedback that enabled Passport Online to create this version tailored exclusively for Virtuoso members.More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaVirtuoso Cruise Tool is currently available to Virtuoso’s Canadian and U.S. advisors. The company has plans to expand into other markets. The Canadian Press Virtuoso’s new Cruise Tool gives members a competitive edge Sharecenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Virtuoso Wednesday, February 1, 2017 last_img read more

May 5 2010 The Landscaping crew under tutelage o

first_imgMay 5, 2010 The Landscaping crew, under tutelage of manager Ron Chandler, has worked on a project on the east side of the Ceramics Apse. We posted images of some of the early work on March 24. and 26. 2010. Weldplates that were cast into the lower side of two silt-cast walls are now welded to weld plates that were cast into the retaining wall. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: sue] Here workshop participant Ikue Saitou filled in earth behind the walls. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: sue] The crew built a semi-round wooden support frame and covered the inside with a tough plastic tarp. The plan is to cast a large round planter into which the pomegranate tree [in the background] will be replanted [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: sue] The silt has been built up part way. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: sue] In the foreground is a wooden guide that is used to scrape an evenly sloped surface into the silt form for the planter. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: sue] Landscape manager Ron Chandler and his crew member Brian Fritz are completing the shape of the silt form. We continue this on Friday 5/7/10 with a report of Paolo Soleri carving a design into this silt form. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: sue]last_img read more

Study Racial disparities found in oral anticoagulant use

first_img Source:https://www.upmc.com/media/news/112818-essien-oral-anticoag Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Nov 28 2018Black patients with atrial fibrillation are significantly less likely to receive oral anticoagulants–particularly newer, more effective versions–than white and Hispanic patients, according to a new study published today in JAMA Cardiology.First author Utibe R. Essien, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh Division of General Internal Medicine, used the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation II registry (ORBIT-AF II) to source patient data for the study. He conducted the research during his fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.Related StoriesStudy: Two-thirds of pneumonia patients receive more antibiotics than they probably needResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairBordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgeryRegistry data for 11,100 white patients, 646 black patients and 671 Hispanic patients with atrial fibrillation collected from February 2013 through June 2016 was included in the analysis. After controlling for clinical and sociodemographic factors, black patients had 25 percent lower odds of receiving any oral anticoagulant drugs compared to their white and Hispanic counterparts, and 37 percent lower odds of receiving the easier to use and likely safer direct-acting oral anticoagulants. There was no difference in prescriptions between whites and Hispanics.”For patients with atrial fibrillation, long-term oral anticoagulant use can reduce their risk of stroke. Even after our analysis adjusted for socioeconomic factors, black patients were still less likely to receive these types of drugs,” said Essien. “Blacks with atrial fibrillation are already at a higher risk of complications, so improving health literacy and reducing disparities related to medication use could help improve their overall quality of care and reduce complications.”Many factors, including limited access to specialists, out-of-pocket costs, medication adherence and implicit bias, have been suggested as possible reasons for the disparities in care for patients with atrial fibrillation, but further research is needed to address and correct these issues.last_img read more