Videos from privacy, autonomy and personal genetics symposium are now online

first_imgMembers of the National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine and American Academy of Arts and Sciences gathered at the American Academy’s facility in Cambridge, Mass., on April 14, 2011 for a symposium on “Privacy, Autonomy, and Personal Genetic Information in the Digital Age,” organized by Cherry A. Murray, dean of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.Watch videos from the event.Symposium Panel I: Open sourced and crowdsourced: The promise and peril of shared genetic informationSymposium Panel II: Individual rights to genetic information: Issues for medicine and government Read Full Storylast_img

Stratton raises over $47,000 for Susan G Komen breast cancer funds

first_imgThe color pink stood mighty amongst the crystal clear sky above. The pink shirts, pink hats, pink ribbons and everything in between, truly prove that strength is best shown in numbers. Stratton’s role in the Romp to Stomp dates back to the very first event in 2003 and the event continues to grow thanks to the numerous sponsors, volunteers and participants. In the event’s eight year history, over 2,500 have taken part, raising over $300,000 in the fight against breast cancer. Today, the army of pink raised over $47,000 for research, education, treatment and screening programs, which will be distributed locally.Rachel Rodney of Wilmington, Vermont brought together a team of 13, but only a fellow cousin would brave the elements with her dressed as a banana, a tribute to her grandmother Anna, a breast cancer survivor for over three decades.“It’s not keeping us warm, but once we got going, our bodies started to warm up,” Rodney said.The 625 people who gathered at the Stratton Sun Bowl for the 2010 Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer opened their hearts and pushed their bodies through the bitter cold because it wasn’t their race, but everybody’s race.Take Alyson Ruby of Sunderland, who along with Team P-Ruby has been a Stratton Romp tradition since her mother succumbed to the disease five years ago. With the help of family and friends, the team led the way in raising over $7,000 for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®. Team Janet, a group based out of New York, had the next highest total raising over $3,000. “There are a lot of reasons to donate and a lot of people who gave,” said Swanna Macair, who came up from New York City to run for Team Janet, “We’re amazed especially given the numerous other charities and causes out there.”“It’s great that we could be here today, showing our support as a resort and as a community,” said Sara Colgan, who heads up Stratton’s Health and Wellness Committee, which had a team in the event. “It doesn’t take a lot to really make a difference and fund essentials like mammograms.” A full 100 percent of the funds raised in the Romp benefits the Vermont-New Hampshire affiliate Vermont-New Hampshire Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. The Foundation runs one of the most innovative, responsive grant programs in breast cancer today. In addition to funding research, the Foundation and its Affiliates fund community-based breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects for the medically underserved.“This event brings people together that are committed to the cause,” said Wendy Miller, director of the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer series. “And because they love it so much, they bring back their friends. People that have maybe never snowshoed before, or people who have never been to a breast cancer event before.”“It’s an incredible mix of newbies and people who are committed to the sport and the cause.”A maximum of 75 percent of the net funds will be dedicated to support screening, education and treatment programs serving Vermont and New Hampshire residents. A minimum of 25 percent (net) of funds support the Komen Foundation Award and Research Grant Program.Source: Stratton: 1.31.2010last_img read more

Reports: LIRR Unions, MTA ‘Close’ to a Deal to Avert Strike

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York With a possible Long Island Rail Road strike only three days away, union leaders and the MTA returned to the bargaining table Thursday and could be close to reaching a deal, according to multiple reports.The latest developments come as Gov. Andrew Cuomo decided Wednesday to directly insert himself into the negotiations for the first time, amid calls from other elected officials and LIRR riders that he assert his authority.“The possible LIRR strike would be highly disruptive to the people and economy of Long Island,” he said in a statement Thursday morning. “The parties returned to the negotiating table yesterday morning at my request. Late yesterday, when the conversations had not been fruitful, I began participating in them directly. Those conversations proceeded until late into the night.”Cuomo, who up until Wednesday has refused to get involved, said he convened a meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday at his Manhattan office to continue discussions.“I want to make sure I have done everything I can possibly do to avert a strike,” he said.If Cuomo is unsuccessful in brokering a deal, a strike would begin at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. But the LIRR’s closing procedures would begin before that, most likely on Saturday. Related: How to get to NYC with LIRR Strike Expected Sunday?A work stoppage would halt the nation’s largest commuter railroad and impact 300,000 weekday commuters who would be forced to initiate contingency plans—either telecommuting, taking a vacation, hopping a ferry from Glen Cove, or getting behind the wheel and adding to the already congested roadways.The potential downside to a strike is not limited to headaches for commuters.A strike would also have a severe economic impact on Long Island and New York City, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who said Tuesday that a strike could cost the region $50 million daily.Delis, newsstands, small shops, and taxi companies across Long Island also rely on LIRR commuters’ business to stay afloat.So far, the governor has issued carefully worded statements and has not played favorites. He previously said that a strike wouldn’t be a “disaster,” and deferred to Congress, which also declined to intervene.Talks between both sides broke down Monday. On Tuesday, union leaders and the MTA released competing letters to the public and the MTA unveiled a print and radio ad campaign defending their position. They returned to the negotiating table Wednesday at the behest of Cuomo who called on both sides to work “continuously.”The MTA and LIRR union leaders are feuding over demands that both sides find unfair. The MTA is offering 17-percent wage increases over seven years and wants workers to contribute 2-percent to their health care plans; unions are asking for the same wage increase but over six years.It’s unclear if reports that both sides are “close” to reaching a deal is true, or if the statements are another negotiating tactic.Whatever the case, LIRR riders are eagerly waiting to find out if their commutes will go on as usual or if things are about to get a lot more interesting.last_img read more

CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić elected Vice President of the European Travel Commission

first_imgIt is the oldest international tourism association in Europe, consisting of 33 national European tourism organizations, as well as associate members, including agencies, tourism service providers, carriers and others. “I would like to thank my European colleagues for their trust, which is also a proof of the quality work of the Croatian Tourist Board in the markets of Europe, but also in distant markets. This is also a recognition for Croatian tourism and Croatia, which in this very demanding year has confirmed its status as the safest tourist destination in the Mediterranean. The future work of the ETC will be even more strongly focused on building a recognizable image of Europe as a destination and its identity, as well as on even stronger cooperation with all stakeholders in tourism in the field of sustainability, connectivity, security and crisis management. proved necessary”, said CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić, adding that at tomorrow’s part of the session, ETC members will be presented with the eVisitor system, for which several European tourist organizations have expressed interest in purchasing. At the 99th session of the General Assembly of the European Travel Commission (ETC – European Travel Commission), the director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić was elected vice president of ETC, while he was elected president Luis araujo, President of the National Tourism Directorate of Portugal. With this election, Croatia, for the first time, has a representative in the ETC presidency. The ETC was established in 1948, and the president and vice-presidents are elected at the general assemblies of the association from a quota of full members for a term of three years. Photo: ETC, HTZlast_img read more

Trump campaign runs Facebook ads on whether TikTok should be banned

first_imgUS President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign ran Facebook ads this weekend claiming that the Chinese-owned short video app TikTok is spying on users.The ads link to a survey asking whether TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based tech giant ByteDance, should be banned in the United States. They also ask for respondents’ names and contact details.”TikTok is spying on you,” claimed one ad. “TikTok has been caught red handed by monitoring what is on your phone’s clipboard,” it said. TikTok is facing scrutiny in Washington over concerns that China could force the company to turn over its user data.Earlier this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States was “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. India banned TikTok and other Chinese apps in June.TikTok has said that it has never provided user data to China and that it would not do so if asked, and a spokeswoman told Reuters on Monday the company has “no higher priority than promoting a safe app experience that protects our users’ privacy.”Last month, when Apple released to developers a test version of its iOS operating system with new privacy features, developers showed images of TikTok’s app triggering notifications that it was copying data from users’ clipboards, where data is temporarily stored while copying and pasting from one app to another.TikTok said the notifications were caused by an anti-spam feature but it ended the practice June 27. TikTok also hit out at Facebook for running the ads. “Facebook is taking money for a political ad that attacks a competitor just as it’s preparing to launch a TikTok copycat,” the spokeswoman said in an email to Reuters.Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The company’s photo-sharing app Instagram will soon be expanding its test of a short video format called Reels to the United States, according to media reports.Topics :last_img read more

Emotional Suarez proud to have thrived alongside Messi as he heads to Atletico

first_img“But in our time together we always tried to perform as well as we could and I can leave here feeling very proud.”Messi also looked set to be leaving Barca before walking back on his threat to end his contract unilaterally, and Suarez lashed out at the stories that appeared in the media about the two players’ influence on the club.”It has been a crazy month, many things have been said and leaked that were invented, many things that made me angry. But everyone knows how good a relationship I have with Leo,” the Uruguayan added.Suarez joined Barca from Liverpool in 2014 after making global headlines for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini in the World Cup, which meant he was banned for the first four months. Topics : But he soon formed a deadly partnership with Messi and Neymar, winning a treble of La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League in his first season.He leaves after lifting 13 trophies and hitting 198 goals to become the club’s third all-time top scorer.”I’m grateful to the club for trusting in me in 2014 after I made an error, it wasn’t easy to accept that and they treated me marvelously since I arrived,” Suarez said.”I came here to fulfill a dream, to play for the best club in the world and I should be very proud of everything I did.”I suffered a lot but I’ll remember the good times, the goals I scored alongside the best player of all time.”Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu added: “He is a club legend, the third top scorer in our history, the best in his position.”I want to highlight his character, his fighting spirit and his will to win which has helped us achieve so much in the last six years.” center_img Luis Suarez highlighted his close friendship with Lionel Messi as he bid a teary farewell to Barcelona on Thursday ahead of his move to La Liga title rivals Atletico Madrid.Messi had failed to dovetail with other top strikers such as Samuel Eto’o, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Villa but took no time at all to gel with Suarez, who became his best friend at the club as well as a prolific strike partner.”When I got to Barcelona everyone said be careful with Leo, that he was the main striker at the club,” an emotional Suarez said at a news conference attended by Messi and fellow Barca team mates Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba.last_img read more

Arsene Wenger airs Premier League concerns over Project Restart

first_imgThe Premier League is set to resume (Picture: Getty)‘You realise that football without fans is not real. You have two elements in football games: the players and the fans who go to the stadiums, and people who watch it on television. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘So you have divided the first section if the spectators have to stay at home. Only one part of the spectacle is the players. You realise how much you miss the other part.‘For the game itself, one of the first things I noticed is the lower teams without fans have a bigger handicap than the higher teams. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘In Germany, for example, you can see that in home games against bigger opponents, there is an element missing — that tension, that belief, that motivation that is coming from outside the pitch.‘You see that the internal motivation of the club is not big enough against the big clubs. ‘The bigger teams have more quality, so a way to reduce the difference between the teams is, of course, to have the support of your fans and get that intensity into the game. Let’s not forget it influences the referee and the opposition team as well.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Wenger believes the Premier League will suffer without fans (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger believes the Premier League will be the ‘most handicapped championship’ as a result of Project Restart, due to the loss of the vibrant British support.The former Arsenal manager believes that ‘football without fans is not real’ and that English football could be particularly harmed because of the lack of forced choreography among supporters.And with that removed, he fears the Premier League could really suffer from playing matches behind closed doors.‘What makes it special in England is the way people react to the game,’ Wenger told The Athletic. ADVERTISEMENT‘It is the best country in the world for the way the fans respond to what’s happening on the pitch. That’s why I think it will be the most handicapped championship without that. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 9 Jun 2020 11:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Arsene Wenger airs Premier League concerns over Project Restart Advertisementlast_img read more

Twister Netters Blank Patriots

first_imgOldenburg Academy’s Boys Tennis Team traveled to Liberty to face Union County High School.    Varsity Results-OA wins by a score of 5-0.   #1 Singles:  Drew Wagner (OA) defeats Zeb Hall (UC) in 2 sets (6-0, 6-0)#2 Singles:  Jon Grieshop (OA) defeats Grady Swafford (UC) in 2 sets (6-1, 6-3)#3 Singles:  Will Yunger (OA) defeats Nick Collins (UC) in 2 sets (6-0, 6-0)#1 Doubles:  Jacob Sheets/Patrick Thompson (OA) defeat Brady Graham/Brennan Graham (UC) in 2 sets (6-0, 6-0)#2 Doubles:  Riley Schebler/Ethan Back (OA) defeat Regan/Bias/Keaghan Coyle (UC) in 2 sets (6-1, 6-0)   OA’s season record improves to 5-1.   Courtesy of Twisters Coach Dave Back.last_img

Unknown Nigerian joins Swindon Town

first_imgRelatedPosts Wiegman to succeed Neville as England coach Tottenham’s Dier gets four-game ban for confronting fan Dele Alli gets one-match ban Diallang Jaiyesimi has signed a three-year deal with Swindon Town, following his departure from Norwich City – subject to EFL and FA approval.Jaiyesimi arrived at the County Ground on-loan last season and shone as part of Richie Wellens’ title-winning side, scoring five goals and assisting once in 21 appearances. After being scouted by Norwich while with the Aspire Academy, run by non-league side Dulwich Hamlet, Jaiyesimi progressed quickly as he rose through the latter stages of academy football.In January 2016, he signed a two-and-a-half-year contract at Carrow Road and appeared in the EFL Trophy for the Canaries at the age of 18.He made his full professional debut at the start of the 2017/18 season after moving on-loan to Grimsby Town.During his breakthrough season with the Mariners, he made thirty appearances gaining valuable EFL experience in League Two.In 2018/19, Jaiyesimi swapped Lincolnshire for Somerset – and Yeovil – where he kicked off the campaign in red-hot form, starting the Glovers’ first nine games after which Darren Way’s side were fifth in the division. Last season, after arriving on-loan at the County Ground, the 22-year-old made his debut on the opening day of the 2019/20 campaign coming off the bench in a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe; however, a freak training injury ruled him out until October.His return to fitness coincided with Town’s best form as Richie Wellens’ side went nine games without losing a game.The attacking midfielder’s first goal for the club came at the County Ground in November and was the decisive moment as Swindon beat Walsall 2-1.Upon signing permanently for the club, Diallang said: “I’m buzzing to finally get it done. I feel this is the best option for me in the next steps of my career.“Last season was my best in terms of what I achieved and how I was playing – it was a good experience for me and winning the league made that even better. “There were a few teams that were interested but I trust the Gaffer. He told me his plans and I’ve been there with him already and I know what he’s like, so I think he’s the best Gaffer to work under for me and my development.”Tags: Diallang JaiyesimiEFLFARichie WellensSwindon Townlast_img read more

Adkins plans for promotion push

first_img The club have already been linked with a number of players, including Motherwell midfielder Chris Humphreys, and Adkins admits he will not be putting his feet up and watching the Premier League results roll in on Sunday afternoon. “It’s not a clear weekend at all,” he said. “It is a great opportunity for us to review one or two targets for the summer. At this stage of the season the recruitment side of things kicks in at all football clubs and that’ll be no different with ourselves. “There are plenty of games throughout Europe for us to go and watch with the targets that we have got.” With a number of targets in place, the Reading squad could look very different at the start of next season to the one inherited by Adkins when he replaced Brian McDermott in March. Captain Jobi McAnuff, top goalscorer Adam Le Fondre and goalkeeper Alex McCarthy have been linked with moves away from the Berkshire club but Adkins will not be divulging any transfer plans as he targets a successful season and an immediate top-flight return. “Of course whatever we do, we do privately,” he added. “There’ll be lots of speculation about players coming in, players going out – but we’ll do our business as privately as we can, not getting involved in speculation.” Reading manager Nigel Adkins will use a weekend away from the dugout to scout players he believes can help him achieve immediate promotion back to the Barclays Premier League. The Royals play their last home game of the season when they welcome Manchester City to the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday evening but Adkins plans to remain active over the course of the weekend. The former Southampton manager admitted on Friday he had “crammed 48 hours into 24” in his search for new recruits to his squad ahead of a tough npower Championship campaign next year. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more