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  • National Energy Board to rule today on Enbridges controversial Line 9 from

    TORONTO — The National Energy Board is set to release a decision today on whether it will allow energy delivery giant Enbridge to reverse the flow and increase the capacity of a pipeline that’s been pumping oil between southern Ontario and Montreal for years.The decision on the controversial Line 9 is being delivered some four months after the federal regulator held public hearings on the Calgary-based company’s proposal.During those sessions, a three-member panel heard from a wide range of parties including First Nations, environmental groups, private citizens and representatives from municipal and provincial governments.Enbridge’s own final submissions were delivered in writing after the board cancelled its final day of Toronto hearings over security concerns stemming from planned protest activity.Line 9 originally shuttled oil from Sarnia, Ont., to Montreal, but was reversed in the late 90s in response to market conditions to pump imported crude westward. Enbridge now wants to flow oil back eastwards to service refineries in Ontario and Quebec.It plans to move 300,000 barrels of crude oil per day through the line, up from the current 240,000 barrels, with no increase in pressure.It has also asked for permission to move different types of oil, including a heavier form of crude.Opponents — some of whom have staged protests and held sit-ins at pumping stations — argue the Line 9 plan puts communities at risk, threatens water supplies and could endanger vulnerable species in ecologically sensitive areas.They also worry that Enbridge will run what they claim is a more corrosive product through the 831-kilometre-long line — a move which they claim will stress the aging infrastructure and increase the chance of a leak.Enbridge has insisted that safety is its top priority and has characterized the scope of the reversal as “actually very, very small.”It has said a reversed Line 9 will not be transporting a raw oilsands product, although there will be a mix of light crude and processed bitumen.It has stressed, though, that the products that will flow through the line will not erode it.The company has also said the refineries it supplies can currently only take a small portion of heavy crude and would have to invest significantly in infrastructure to take more.Despite the company’s assurances, Line 9’s opponents have often pointed to an Enbridge spill in Michigan, which leaked 20,000 barrels of crude into the Kalamazoo River in 2010. There are concerns the same thing could happen in Ontario or Quebec in the future.Some opponents have also suggested the Line 9 reversal is ultimately so Enbridge can transport oil to the Atlantic coast for export — something the company denies.A portion of the line has already received approval for reversal and has been sending oil from Sarnia to North Westover, Ont. — about 30 kilometres northwest of Hamilton — since August. read more

  • Protestors refusing to leave Enbridge site despite injunction

    (Video updated)A group of protestors opposed to a plan to move oil sands bitumen through a pipeline that runs through the Hamilton region, are still wondering if police will remove them from a construction site near the Enbridge Pipeline in Westover.Sean Leathong has more on the standoff.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

  • Priest ExChrysler CEO Lee Iacocca prized family above fame

    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — A priest eulogizing ex-Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca says the master pitchman prized kindness above success and family above fame.The Rev. Howard Lincoln spoke Wednesday at the funeral of Iacocca, who died July 2 at 94 in Bel Air, California. Lincoln, who had been Iacocca’s priest, travelled from California to the church in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills for the service.Iacocca put the Mustang in Ford’s lineup in the 1960s and two decades later resurrected Chrysler. He was famous for TV ads from that time, in which he said: “If you can find a better car, buy it!”Still, Lincoln says, the blunt-talking, cigar-loving executive was courteous to everyone. The priest added Iacocca told him that next to his family, his successful career “really hasn’t mattered at all.”The Associated Press read more

  • ATT stops adding Web tracking codes on cellphones Verizon says it still

    WASHINGTON – AT&T Mobility, the nation’s second-largest cellular provider, says it’s no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users’ smartphones. The practice made it nearly impossible to shield its subscribers’ identities online.The change by AT&T essentially removes a hidden string of letters and numbers that are passed along to websites that a consumer visits. It can be used to track subscribers across the Internet, a lucrative data-mining opportunity for advertisers that could still reveal users’ identities based on their browsing habits.Verizon Wireless, the country’s largest mobile firm, said Friday it still uses this type of tracking, known as “super cookies.” Verizon spokeswoman Debra Lewis said business and government customers don’t have the code inserted. There has been no evidence that Sprint and T-Mobile have used such codes.“As with any program, we’re constantly evaluating, and this is no different,” Lewis said, adding that consumers can ask that their codes not be used for advertising tracking. But that still passes along the codes to websites, even if subscribers say they don’t want their data being used for marketing purposes.The tracking codes are part of the latest plan by the cellular industry to keep tabs on users and their devices. While the codes don’t explicitly contain personal information, they’re unique and nonetheless sent to websites alongside personal details that a user may submit voluntarily — like a name or a phone number.That means enough data can transform a large chunk of random digits into a digital fingerprint that’s as identifying as a Social Security number. AT&T said its tracker was part of a testing project that’s been phased off of its network.“This is more like a license plate for your brain,” said Jacob Hoffman-Andrews, a senior staff technologist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties organization that opposed the practice. “Everything you wonder about, and read, and ask the Internet about gets this header attached to it. And there are ad agencies out there that try to associate that browsing history with anything that identifies you.”For mobile users, the quest for online privacy isn’t easy. Even if subscribers wanted to switch service providers to what they think is a more privacy-friendly carrier, they would likely be slapped with hundreds of dollars in early termination fees before leaving.The magazines Wired and Forbes first reported last month that Verizon and AT&T were inserting the tracking numbers, even if their subscribers wanted to opt out. The investigative website ProPublica also discovered that Twitter’s advertising arm was using Verizon’s tracking codes, which could be used to build a dossier about a person’s behaviour on mobile devices.Some cell providers already collect and store the approximate location of their subscribers’ phones, according to government documents from 2010. That has raised alarm among privacy advocates, who fear government investigators can obtain such personal data and even track Americans’ movements without their knowledge or consent.Consumers’ interest in privacy and their digital anonymity has intensified in recent years, following revelations by former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden. Top secret NSA documents he leaked to journalists revealed the NSA was collecting the phone records and digital communications of millions of citizens not suspected of a crime, prompting congressional reform.On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. Marshals Service was flying airplanes above American cities to secretly collect certain cellphone information from criminals while incidentally gathering data from innocent Americans. The Justice Department would not confirm the practice, but said in a statement Friday the Marshals Service “does not maintain any databases for the purposes of retaining cellphone information of the general public.”___Follow Jack Gillum on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jackgillum___On the Web:Check if your smartphone is being tracked: http://bit.ly/1BpGUbU by Jack Gillum, The Associated Press Posted Nov 15, 2014 7:04 am MDT AT&T stops adding Web tracking codes on cellphones, Verizon says it still uses ‘super cookies’ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

  • Strong demand for vans continues growth in commercial vehicle market

    Registrations of commercial vehicles grew 4.2% in November, with a year-to-date increase of 13.1%.Growth was again fuelled by the van market, which rose 17.1% to 26,516 units in the month.Truck registrations declined 49.6% to 2,729 units in the aftermath of new Type Approval legislation. “Surging demand for vans continued in November amid buoyant consumer confidence and a rise in home deliveries,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “However, the introduction of new Type Approval legislation at the end of October had a disruptive impact on the truck market in November, just as it had the opposite effect in October itself.”Click through to download the full November 2014 commercial vehicle news release and data tables.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

  • Summer on campus — A busy season of conferences and guests

    Kitted out in helmets and form-fitting apparel, a sea of cyclists and their high-performance bikes gathered in the Friday morning sunshine on the east end of campus, preparing for a long day in the saddle.Some 350 people from across the province descended this week on Brock University, the site for this year’s Ontario Tour for Kids, a three-day gathering that raises money to help send young cancer fighters to summer camps.Besides the allure of barbecues, beer tastings and winery tours, the event also involves a lot of cycling along Niagara’s scenic sideroads. Each day, riders choose from one of three different routes — loops of 100, or 160, or 200 kilometres — that will eventually bring them back to campus.Tour for Kids is just one of dozens of clients who use the University’s accommodations and dining facilities between May and August. How busy is it?  By summer’s end, the volume of guests will add up to more than 32,100 “bed nights” in Brock’s residences.The entourages have been large and small, from Math Camp and the Ontario Volleyball Association, to the Lifesaving Society of Canada and the Ontario-Quebec Paleolimnology Society.This month, when the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta drew hundreds of rowers to Niagara from around the world, Brock housed more than 400 athletes from Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Zimbabwe and across the USA.Earlier in the summer, more than 1,200 coaches, athletes and volunteers with the Ontario Special Olympics High School Championships stayed at Brock, as did 150 professionals who came for a Mechanics of Hearing conference. Members of the Toronto Korean Presbyterian Church chose Brock as the site of their 50th anniversary celebrations.All the coming and going can make for busy days, but the business also creates summer jobs for eight Brock students, says Sonya Forsey, the University’s Conference Coordinator.“It’s a great experience for the students working the front desk,” she said, “They get to interact with people from all walks of life and from all over the world.”But it will all soon be coming to an end, as Department of Residences and custodial staff start preparing rooms for another busy academic year. In two weeks’ time, thousands of students will be arriving in carefully scheduled waves for the annual move-in marathon on Labour Day Monday. read more

  • Lakers Lock Up Andrew Bynum For Another Year

    It was a year of significant improvement for the Los Angeles Lakers’ Andrew Bynum. The 7-foot center stayed healthy, for one, and he used his court time to blossom into arguably the best center in the NBA. At the very least, he has challenged Orlando’s Dwight Howard for that title.Such improvement has its rewards. For Bynum, it was a $16.1 million option the Lakers picked up for next season, according to the Los Angeles Times.Bynum, 24, was at times mentioned in trade discussions, but stuck around to play 60 games this season of the lockout-shortened season for the Lakers, averaging 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds with 1.9 blocks. His scoring and rebounding totals were the highs of his career.His play was at times offset by unorthodox comments and moments where he did not appear to extend maximum effort. But his youth and talent trump his youth indiscretions — for now, anyway. read more

  • Tiger Woods to Open PGA Season at Torrey Pines

    Tiger Woods has not been seen on a golf course in more than a month, a period during which he said he was more daddy than golfer. And the change suits him well, he insists.At 37 with two children, Woods has mellowed some from his days of nonstop golf. He took a break from the game he used to dominate and hopes to regain. And limited off-season golf just might be the key to achieving his ambitions.“I didn’t play much golf after the World Challenge,” Woods told ESPN.com via email Friday. “I putted and hit some balls with [son] Charlie, but that was about it. Since it was Christmas break, I spent a lot of time with the kids, which was great. That was exactly what I wanted to do. Because I was healthy most of the year, I played a lot of golf and was ready for a break.”He said he focused on shots from 120 yards and in, as it was a part of his game that let him down at key points last year.“I did mostly fine-tuning after the break and continued working on my short game. I’m really happy where it is right now. I didn’t start practicing hard until the first week of January. I feel good about my game and I’m ready to get back to Abu Dhabi.”Woods will play there next week and open the PGA Tour the last weekend of the month at Torrey Pines, where he has won six times in his amazing career.“Obviously, I’ve had good success at Torrey Pines,” said Woods, who won the PGA Tour event there in 1999, 2003, ’05, ’06, ’07 and ’08. Further, Woods has been in the top 10 all but one time.Woods tied for third at the Abu Dhabi event last year, finishing two strokes behind a shot behind Rory McElrory, who also will make his season debut next week. He and McEloy will be grouped together for the first two rounds.Although he was coming off a victory at the World Challenge a year ago, Woods feels much better about his progress than he did then. He won three times on the PGA Tour in 2012, had nine top-10 finishes and was second on the money list.It is encouraging to Woods that he only had one injury all last season.“I was able to play and practice,”  Woods said “I was able to implement what Sean and I had been working on. It was the most I was able to play and practice in a long time, and it paid off.”He is the No. 3 player in the world behind McIlroy and Luke Donald, which matters to him, but not as much as winning major championships. The first opportunity is at the Masters in April. Last season he was in the mix of three titles, but did not hold his game together to win one.“I do focus on the majors because it’s the four most important weeks, but there’s also plenty to be excited about this year,” Woods said. “It’s the start of a new season, there’s a lot I want to accomplish and build on and I’m opening 2013 at a tournament I like. It’s pretty easy to balance everything out.” read more

  • Oscar Carlen left HSV Handball – New surgery in Sweden

    One of the biggest talents of European handball, Oscar Carlen (25) left HSV Handball after two seasons in which he didn’t play any single match due knee injury. Ex-Swedish NT right back didn’t have luck with his knee and he will go “under knife” for the fourth time in the city of Ystad in Sweden. Carlen left Hamburg and Germany. Proffesional handball career is in this moment just a nice wish, but it is more realistic that he won’t be able to play anymore. As Carlen said for German media, he will start to study – sports medicine or Economy.Sad story for hard worker and one of the most promising lefthanders in European handball… HSV HandballOscar CarlenSG FlensburgSwedenystad ← Previous Story Kadetten Schaffhausen wins Swiss Super Cup! Next Story → Montpellier without EHF CL after 12 years, Omeyer: Too many mistakes decided! read more

  • Lyra McKee murder investigation 57yearwoman arrested under Terrorism Act

    first_img THE PSNI HAS arrested a 57-year-old woman in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee.The woman was detained by detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigations Team and has been taken to the Musgrave Serious Crime Suite in Belfast.The woman was arrested under the UK’s Terrorism Act and as a result can be held for up to 14 days.Two men aged 18 and 19 were previously arrested in connection with the murder and were subsequently released without charge.McKee was killed when she was shot during rioting last Thursday night.The 29-year-old journalist died after shots were fired in the Fanad Drive area of Creggan in Derry city. Source: PoliceServiceNI/YouTubeThe journalist was at the scene of rioting, with reporters present saying police came under gun fire and a petrol bomb attack.The PSNI has issued CCTV footage from the incident showing McKee in the crowd and have appealed for any mobile phone footage of the rioting to be shared with the PSNI, either in person or through an online portal.Comments have been closed for legal reasons Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/4602736 Tuesday 23 Apr 2019, 9:05 AM Lyra McKee murder investigation: 57-year-woman arrested under Terrorism Act The woman was taken to Belfast for questioning. Image: ronan Share Tweet Email Short URLcenter_img CCTV footage showing McKee before she was fatally shot. Image: ronan By Rónán Duffy 25,492 Views No Comments Apr 23rd 2019, 9:05 AM CCTV footage showing McKee before she was fatally shot. last_img read more

  • Pilot has engine problems lands plane safely

    first_imgPEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – A small, twin-engine aircraft experienced trouble in the air near Pembroke Pines, Monday.Officials said the aircraft’s left propeller stopped spinning, so the plane was running on one engine.The pilot managed to safely land at North Perry Airport.No one was hurt.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

  • Motorcyclist hospitalized after SW MiamiDade hitandrun

    first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for a driver who, they said, hit a motorcycle before leaving the scene, Thursday.According to Miami-Dade Police, a person driving a silver Chevy Equinox hit a motorcyclist before taking off in the area of Southwest 222nd Street and 119th Avenue, at around 5:30 p.m.Paramedics took the rider to the hospital in stable condition.If you have any information on this hit-and-run, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

  • PUBG Mobile update New features events arriving on March 20

    first_img PUBG Mobile Season 4 release date confirmed: What’s new? Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:09/0:36Loaded: 0%0:09Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:27?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 PUBG Mobile is treading in dangerous waters, at least in India where the game has been banned in some cities and led to arrests of several individuals. But that is not going to stop the most viral battle-royale mobile game from making the gameplay exciting for its millions of players.PUBG Mobile is celebrating the one-year anniversary this month and the celebrations are all about giving back to the community that helped it succeed tremendously in the shortest span of time. PUBG Mobile has already crossed 200 million downloads, entertains 30 million concurrent users globally and has won multiple awards.All those players are now going to be treated with some exciting new features and events as a part of PUBG Mobile’s 1st Anniversary campaign.”We want to thank the millions of players around the world for making this first year very special and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store in our second year. Words cannot express what the first year of PUBG MOBILE’s release has meant to the PUBG MOBILE team and, more importantly, our thriving and passionate community of players,” Vincent Wang, General Manager of Global Publishing Department at Tencent, said in a statement. PUBG Mobile new features comingPlayerUnknow/Twitter (screen-grab)While PUBG Mobile is building suspense for the upcoming surprises in the game, but players are already familiar with the decorated in-game lobby, complete with birthday party theme, cake, presents and dance music. PUBG Mobile has confirmed that the new features, updates and several special events will be revealed starting Wednesday, March 20.Players are familiar with the series of events and the several new features added to give a new spin to the game. Recently, PUBG introduced the much-awaited zombie mode dubbed as “Zombie: Survive till Dawn.” The limited period event in collaboration with Resident Evil 2 has received great admiration from players and critics and it is the best crossover event so far. PUBG Zombie modeScreenshotOther than regular updates, PUBG Mobile also hosted special events to reward players with real-world benefits. Of course, getting Chicken Dinners can be oddly satisfying, special events like PUBG Mobile Club Open 2019 and Oppo PUBG Mobile India Series 2019 are great motivations for players and a much-needed boost to the eSports industry.last_img read more

  • Study shows rhesus monkeys able to add numbers together for a reward

    first_img(Phys.org) —A team of researchers working at Harvard Medical School has found that it is possible to teach rhesus monkeys to perform simple addition. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes studies they undertook to teach lab monkeys to add symbols together in order to receive a reward, the results of which have shown that other primates besides humans are capable of performing simple math. Citation: Study shows rhesus monkeys able to add numbers together for a reward (2014, April 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-04-rhesus-monkeys-reward.html Study shows capuchins less receptive to others who refuse to help when asked A rhesus macaque monkey is about to touch the symbol 8, worth eight drops of reward, rather than 4, worth four drops of reward. Credit: Margaret S. Livingstone The researchers noted that that the monkeys did less well when the values of two symbols were closer together, suggesting that at least part of their math skills were based on making estimates—a finding that could prove useful to researchers looking to understand how it is we humans are able to make mathematical calculations. Explore further © 2014 Phys.orgcenter_img Scientists know that many animals are capable of making numerical estimates—they can tell if they are being invaded by a few predators or many, for example. They also know that some primates have shown a rudimentary ability to add numbers together—to understand that multiple symbols that hold value hold more when combined, for example. In this new effort, the researchers have found that at least one primate—rhesus monkeys—can actually add values together to form a result which can be used for comparison with another value.To learn about the monkey’s math abilities, the researchers taught several of them to memorize values associated with the digits 0-9, along with 16 letters, and then to assign value to each of them (by giving them a treat if the picked the one with higher value). Then, to find out if they could add, the researchers presented two previously associated characters alongside another single one. To receive a treat a monkey had to add the value of the two symbols then compare the result against the value of the single character and then choose which had the greatest value. The researchers report that the monkeys were able to choose correctly approximately 90 percent of the time.Of course, the team realized the monkeys may have simply memorized the value of all possible pairings, instead of actually adding, so they introduced a whole new set of characters. Once the monkeys had been trained to associate values with them, they immediately, on their own, applied the math skills they had learned on the first experiment, proving that they were in fact adding the values together to reach a sum, which had a value all its own. More information: Symbol addition by monkeys provides evidence for normalized quantity coding, Margaret S. Livingstone, PNAS, 2014. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1404208111AbstractWeber’s law can be explained either by a compressive scaling of sensory response with stimulus magnitude or by a proportional scaling of response variability. These two mechanisms can be distinguished by asking how quantities are added or subtracted. We trained Rhesus monkeys to associate 26 distinct symbols with 0–25 drops of reward, and then tested how they combine, or add, symbolically represented reward magnitude. We found that they could combine symbolically represented magnitudes, and they transferred this ability to a novel symbol set, indicating that they were performing a calculation, not just memorizing the value of each combination. The way they combined pairs of symbols indicated neither a linear nor a compressed scale, but rather a dynamically shifting, relative scaling. A rhesus macaque monkey chooses between two letters that represent different sized rewards. Credit: Margaret S. Livingstone Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

  • What does my Instagram account say about my sexuality

    first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Instragram and other social media means many of us live more open lives (Photo: Pixabay | rawpixel / 536 images | Public Domain) Going to pride at university inspired me to come out as bisexualGay men, stop hot-shaming me for going to the gymMan, 22, attacked by sister and brother-in-law for being gayRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/instagram-account-say-sexuality/ Last week we ran an article about a man who was coming out on social media as a ‘submissive bottom.’ Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . ‘People have really gotten comfortable not only sharing more information and different kinds, but more openly and with more people,’ Zuckerberg told an audience at a tech festival. ‘That social norm is just something that has evolved over time.’To an extent, I agreed with that statement. I also appreciate Facebook now offers various tools to protect who sees the things you post (clearly not enough given the current controversy).However, Instagram – a platform I actually favor – makes it much harder. Any one of my followers can, if inclined, see all the ‘thirsty’ images I like.I know I’m far from alone. Facebook’s current scandal was prompted by gay whistleblower Christopher Wylie. Yesterday, to his dismay, he found his Instagram account suspended by the platform.‘Downside to @facebook also banning me on @instagram is missing out on my daily dose of well curated food pics and thirst traps,’ he lamented on Twitter.Downside to @facebook also banning me on @instagram is missing out on my daily dose of well curated food pics and thirst traps #millennial #whistleblower pic.twitter.com/P8AheOMWQI— Christopher Wylie (@chrisinsilico) March 19, 2018Most of us follow ‘thirst traps’ on Instagram. If I don’t like people seeing what images I’ve liked, I either stop liking those images, block particular followers, or accept that’s the way it works. At the moment, after switching my account to private, I’m veering towards the last of those options.And I’m still wavering over whether to block my dear old aunt.@davidhudson_ukSee alsoHow I let go of my issues with the ‘bitchy queens’ at the bar Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… In doing so, he wanted to assert his authentic identity and challenge stereotypes around muscular, African-American gay men. He made the posting on Instagram, wearing a jockstrap, fully aware that members of his family might see it.Tired of being told how he should and shouldn’t behave, and having experienced great homophobia at the hands of some of his family, it was an act of self-empowerment.I admire his courage and desire to prompt conversation that could help others.I’m not looking to share my own bedroom preferences with the world, but then I’ve not lived his life experiences. However, it did stir up thoughts I’ve had knocking around in the back of my mind around Instagram.Your digital portraitSome of these thoughts came into sharper focus over the weekend. I unexpectedly received a notification telling me an elderly aunt had begun to follow me on the platform.I don’t post any lewd images on my Instagram account. The most naked you’ll find me on Instagram is a rare swimming trunks shot in Mexico. I’m not concerned from that angle.However, I follow a lot of gay guys and do like a lot of their images. And some of those images are naked. And any cursory look at the images I ‘like’ will give a more thorough insight into my sexual preferences than a simple ‘I’m gay’.I may not discuss the type of men who turn me on with my elderly relatives, but my Instagram makes it clear I like the bigger, thicker man. Is that something I wish to share with the wider world? Well, Instagram basically does that for me – and clearly as I’m sharing it here, I’ve decided I’m not all that bothered about others knowing.That’s the thing about social media. We may be increasingly careful about what we post, but it’s the things we ‘like’ or comment upon that are just as revealing about our true selves. If not more so.This can have potentially more serious consequences for those in parts of the world where it’s dangerous to be openly gay. Having to hide your true self in real life is one thing. Having to hide your true nature in the virtual world takes further energy.Facebook owns InstagramInstagram is now owned by Facebook, which has this week been involved in a scandal involving data harvesting . Interestingly, in words that he may come to regret in light of this week’s controversy, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said back in 2010, privacy was no longer a ‘social norm’. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

  • Weather warning for ice issued for North Staffordshire and South Cheshire

    first_imgDriver named following fatal collision Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive. Punter found hiding in bushes center_img Police search for missing woman Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailThe Met Office have this morning issued a weather warning for ice across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire. The yellow weather warning for ice, which covers most of the UK, is in force from 10pm tonight (Wednesday January 16) until 11am tomorrow morning (Thursday January 17). The weather forecast accompanying the warning states there are expected to be ‘icy patches developing with wintry showers also affecting some areas’. Earlier Met Office reports suggested some snow was possible in various towns in the region on Thursday morning – although rain now appears far more likely and snow is currently not expected to fall in North Staffordshire. The Met Office added:  “There will also be some wintry showers about, mainly over hills and mountains, but also to some lower levels at times, most likely in parts of Scotland and northern, eastern and central England. “With the exception of high ground, most places will not see any snow settling.” Read MoreSnoop, the dog dumped on street before Christmas, has ‘severe separation anxiety’   The NHS reiterated the warning. A spokesman said:  “Cold weather warnings are in place for much of England. It’s important to make sure older neighbours and relatives are ok during winter. Popping in check they are staying warm and well could make a real difference.” Cheshire Police also advised motorists in the area to take care on the roads. A spokesman said:  “The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice across Cheshire from 10pm this evening until 11am tomorrow morning. If you’re heading out on the roads during this time, please take extra care and follow our winter safety advice.” Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service added:  “Yellow warning of ice from the Met Office from 10pm tonight until tomorrow morning. Please take extra care on the roads. ” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLivelast_img read more

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    first_img News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more September 23, 2014 — Memorial Hermann Health System and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announced a new partnership to provide a new level of specialized breast screening at a network of community breast care centers in the greater Houston area.Starting in late November, MD Anderson will become the exclusive provider of professional breast radiology services for five of Memorial Hermann’s 10 breast care centers, located in Memorial City, The Woodlands, Northeast, Southwest and Sugar Land.Over time, the network will expand to Memorial Hermann’s locations in Katy, Pearland, Pasadena, Upper Kirby and Northwest. In addition, expansion planning is underway for centers in Cypress, South Katy and Spring.Under the agreement, the breast screening network will offer screening and diagnostic services, utilizing existing Memorial Hermann facilities and technical resources, including equipment and staff. MD Anderson‘s fellowship trained, subspecialized breast radiologists will interpret the screening or diagnostic images, perform biopsies if needed and consult with patients and physicians.The University of Texas Board of Regents approved the agreement Aug. 21 at its regular meeting.“Memorial Hermann and MD Anderson share a commitment to provide high quality cancer care to communities across our region,” said Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System. “Our partnership will combine the convenience and advanced technologies of Memorial Hermann’s breast imaging centers with interpretation and consultation from the world renowned cancer expertise of MD Anderson, enabling our institutions to provide patients with unparalleled access to specialized breast imaging services close to home.”The Memorial Hermann and MD Anderson partnership is designed to expand access to high quality screening, specialty breast care and research into a community setting, while giving patients the flexibility and convenience of staying close to home through the expansive Memorial Hermann network.“We’re excited to join with Memorial Hermann, one of the nation’s leading health care organizations, to deliver high quality, collaborative breast care to women across the Houston area,” said MD Anderson President Ronald A. 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The multi-year… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Related Content read morelast_img read more

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  • Bank deposits down 996 per cent in April

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