Proclamations, Substance Use Disorder Governor Wolf Proclamation — Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, 2016 by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd September 16, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, 2016
A teenager was arrested after body slamming an elderly woman and throwing her in this pool. A 16-year-old Florida teen has been arrested by the Broward Sheriff’s Office after video footage surfaced of him body slamming a 65-year-old woman and throwing her in a pool.The teenager, Joseph Leon Balfour, 16, of Margate, assaulted the woman after she complained about noise at a pool party.Balfour turned himself in to authorities around 5 p.m. Monday and was arrested. He faces a charge of one count of battery on a person 65 years of age or older.Balfour will be processed at the Broward County Juvenile Assessment Center, and transported to the Broward Regional Juvenile Facility.Video shared on social media shows the woman entering the pool area at the Players Place apartment complex in North Lauderdale on Saturday with her two small dogs.The woman can be seen asking people to lower the noise at the party.A group of revelers surround the woman, laughing and recording video with their cell phones.A man in a red shirt is then seen picking up the woman and falling to the ground. It’s not known whether the man attempted to body slam the woman, of if he slipped on the wet pavement.After the fall, the man picks up the woman and throws her into the pool while she continued to hold the leash of her dogs. The dogs don’t appear to go into the water.Party attendees can be heard screaming and laughing as they quickly ran away from the area.The Broward Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the incident and looking to speak with witnesses.It’s not known what injuries, if any, the woman suffered.
Kadrian Klimchuk scored four times and added one assist to lead Castlegar to a convincing 7-3 victory over Nelson in game one of the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Bantam Rep playoffs Saturday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.Castlegar leads the first-team-to-four-points series 2-0 with game two Tuesday in the Sunflower City at 7 p.m. in the Arena Complex. Leading 2-1 after one period, it was all Klimchuk as the skillful sniper converted the natural hat-trick to increase the Castlegar lead to 5-3 after 40 minutes.Garrett Paterson, Kyle Chernenkoff and Shawn Campbell also scored for Castlegar.Replying for Nelson was Amit Bhabra, Everett Hicks and Taylor Cooper.Matthew Howes was in goal to register the win for Castlegar while Kurt Doyle took the loss for Nelson.Nelson finished ahead of Castlegar in league standings.If necessary, game three is scheduled for Nelson.
mike melanson Tags:#Browsers#Google#Microsoft#NYT#web#YouTube 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market We have to say that you know the end is near when entire countries advise their citizens to move on, but the final kicker comes when Google says that it will no longer support the browser that’s been with us for nearly a decade.Google-owned YouTube will end support for Internet Explorer 6 on March 13, just two weeks after ending support on Google Docs. We suspect that YouTube will affect a larger portion of IE6 users and may be a final tipping point.Internet Explorer 6 was first released in Aug. 2001, and has since come pre-installed with Windows XP, which still accounted for over 60% of browsers worldwide in December of last year.Ars Technica explains that Microsoft refuses to force its users to upgrade, even though it “has stated time and time again that it wants to see IE6 disappear as much as anyone else.” Currently, IE6 accounts for about 20% of surfers worldwide, with IE8 currently the most popular version. According to Google, users running IE6 and other old browsers will still be able to watch videos, but will be shown an interstitial every two weeks, as seen above, to remind them to upgrade. Some features will not be available to these users until they upgrade. Google considers “old” browsers to be anything older than IE7, Firefox 3.0, Chrome 4.0 and Safari 3.0.In other news, we can only hope that this is a signal that we will be seeing some cool new features rolling out in the near future for YouTube. And perhaps more companies will come out against the now-ancient browser and help to put it out of its, and Web designers’ everywhere, misery. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Apple#crime#encryption#iMessage#privacy#security Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Good news: If you’re running a local crime syndicate from your iPhone, the authorities are going to have a hard time reading your texts. That’s because, as the DEA recently complained, the company’s iMessage protocol is encrypted end-to-end, which prevents law enforcement from spying on users’ messages, even with a court order.This is good news for iOS-loving drug lords, but, more importantly, it’s a big win for digital privacy. And from Apple, no less. With government requests for personal data on the rise, there are few guarantees in place that you or I won’t have our private communications snooped through. Since the Fourth Amendment hasn’t yet caught up with the lightning fast pace of technological change, some of the best privacy protections are often the ones implemented by tech companies themselves. A Rare Privacy Win For Apple Apple isn’t exactly known as a champion of consumer privacy. It’s not reckless either, but few people expect the company to defend users’ privacy any more than they the law or consumer sentiment requires. For a company like Twitter, it’s different. Principles like user privacy and free speech have become important enough to the service’s core functionality that the company has no choice but to value and protect them. As a result, Twitter gets pretty high marks from privacy advocates.Even Google, which has had its share of privacy snafus, is pretty good at being transparent and safeguarding its users’ privacy generally. Apple? It’s as mindful about privacy as it needs to be, but it’s not a chief motivator for the company.By architecting iMessage the way it did, Apple created a messaging protocol more secure and private than standard text messages, which is how millions of people communicate every day. As we fire those texts back and forth, we’re all creating a digital trail that can be snooped upon or hacked more easily than we care to think about. But if they’re being and sent and received from iPhones running iOS 5 or later, those messages are invisible to wiretaps by law enforcement or other prying eyes. Apple didn’t have to build iMessage with end-to-end encryption. Gmail isn’t encrypted this way, nor are the Facebook messages that are increasingly used like texts on mobile devices. Clearly, SMS text messages aren’t particularly well-secured either. Whether winning privacy points was its motivation or not, Apple definitely racks up a few for this. Of course, Apple has had its own share of privacy controversies. Locationgate and Carrier IQ come to mind. Then there was the iMessage bug that accidentally exposed some users’ private messages, an embarrassing screwup was fixed in iOS 6. Critics were rightfully quick to pounce on Apple for those things, but we need to be every bit as eager to applaud big tech companies when they get it right. john paul titlow The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology
The TAJ, in a statement on Wednesday (January 16), indicated that this is being done with view to encouraging MSMEs to file online. Beginning February, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) will be able to access Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) annual Special Taxpayer Assistance Programme (STAP), to assist with the filing of their statutory returns. The service not only affords users the option of filing their income tax returns electronically, but also making payments using automated direct banking; creating a payment plan; viewing filing and payment history; generating accounts statements; and applying for Tax Compliance Certificates (TCCs) online, instead of visiting a tax office to conduct these transactions. Story Highlights Beginning February, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) will be able to access Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) annual Special Taxpayer Assistance Programme (STAP), to assist with the filing of their statutory returns.The TAJ, in a statement on Wednesday (January 16), indicated that this is being done with view to encouraging MSMEs to file online.The service not only affords users the option of filing their income tax returns electronically, but also making payments using automated direct banking; creating a payment plan; viewing filing and payment history; generating accounts statements; and applying for Tax Compliance Certificates (TCCs) online, instead of visiting a tax office to conduct these transactions.Meanwhile, the TAJ is encouraging all taxpayers to arrange for early filing of their returns, which are due on March 15, by utilising the convenience, speed and security of the online option, “to avoid the usual last-minute rush.”The Authority reminds clients filing Corporate Income Tax (CIT) and Assets Tax Returns that this must be done electronically, via the TAJ’s online portal at www.jamaicatax.gov.jm.“This means that the returns for these categories of taxpayers must be filed using the TAJ’s online facility on or before the March 15 due date,” the agency stated.The TAJ also reminds companies, organisations and self-employed persons as well as workers with additional sources of income or multiple employment to file their annual income tax returns for 2018 and their estimated income and tax payable for 2019 on or before March 15.“Taxpayers, including professionals and self-employed persons such as entertainers, doctors, lawyers, realtors, landlords, shopkeepers, barbers, hairdressers and taxi/bus operators, are also encouraged to register to file and pay online via the TAJ’s tax portal. Persons may visit the ‘How To’ section… for user-friendly instructions,” the Authority added.The TAJ indicated that it will continue to offer support to taxpayers to guide them through the online filing process.“Additionally, taxpayers may avail themselves of the e-One-on-One sessions where TAJ personnel will visit the taxpayers’ place of business to provide their staff with training,” the agency further stated.The TAJ advised that persons wishing to file returns online while getting support from TAJ officers, can do so at the e-filing centre at the Constant Spring Revenue Service Centre.Additionally, they can do so at e-taxspots at the Kingston, Cross Roads, Portmore, Spanish Town, May Pen, Mandeville, Savanna-la-Mar, Montego Bay, St. Ann’s Bay and Morant Bay tax offices, with the option of making arrangements for similar support at other locations.For additional information, persons can contact the TAJ’s Customer Care Centre at 888-TAX-HELP (888-829-4357), or visit www.jamaicatax.gov.jm.
TORONTO, June 6, 2017 – Proven, powerful, and pedigreed. Today Rogers Media unveils City’s 2017/18 programming schedule, building on last season’s proven hits with bold new additions backed by some of the most creative minds in television today. Rogers Media president, Rick Brace, and senior vice president of television & broadcast operations, Colette Watson, together with the executive team will present the new schedule to advertisers and media this afternoon at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.“With 10x the viewing hours of Netflix and nearly 10x the hours spent on social media1, TV is still the most relevant way to reach consumers today,” said Brace. “And Canadians come to us to be entertained. Rogers Media properties reached more than 96% of Canadians last season2 – and we’re ready to welcome them back this year to be entertained with even more of what they love.”Adding 12 new titles to a roster of proven hits, City’s schedule strikes a balance between proven performers, premium dramas, event programming, and laugh-out-loud comedies. The mix of fresh titles and fan favourites delivers something for everyone, every night of the week. Advertisement Facebook “The draw of the characters and the calibre of storytelling was the key to our success last season – Lethal Weapon is a great example,” added Watson. “Powered by the strength of the movie franchise, stellar cast, and fresh stories, the series boosted the previous timeslot by 169%3. We made some strategic refinements to our schedule for 2017/18 and we expect the creative pedigree behind some of these new titles to have a similar impact.”ComediesThis broadcast year, City had three of the Top 10 and eight of the Top 20 comedy hits4, and City will continue to bring the laughs with five new comedy series for the 2017/18 season. Joining the fall lineup, The Orville, from Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane and director Jon Favreau, is an irreverent workplace sci-fi adventure comedy set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, an exploratory spaceship, and the familiar and funny everyday challenges of its human and alien crew. The weird and wonderful out-of-this-world theme continues with Ghosted, when a cynical skeptic (Craig Robinson, The Office) and a genius “true believer” (Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation, Big Little Lies) are recruited to investigate unexplained phenomena in Los Angeles – all the while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race. Canadian cult classic Fubar moves to the small screen, propelling beloved characters Terry and Dean into the modern age. New-to-City, Speechless starring Minnie Driver joins the schedule in mid-season, along with new Will Ferrell-produced commuter comedy LA to Vegas.DramasPower and political games drive City’s scripted drama slate for the 2017/18 season with four new series joining the lineup. A City original, Bad Blood follows the true-crime saga of one of Canada’s most notorious mob families, a revenge story of Godfather-like proportions. New-to-City this fall, hit series The Blacklist joins the schedule with prime-time’s favourite fugitive-turned F.B.I informant, “Red” Reddington (James Spader), as he teams up with his hand-picked profiler to work through his own “most wanted” list of criminals. Coming in 2018, Versailles is a lush Canadian drama about Louis XIV, and the darkness, ambition, and manipulation that simmers just beneath the gilded surface of the Sun King’s court. Also, a young doctor’s ethics are tested when The Resident, starring Canadians Emily VanCamp and Bruce Greenwood, joins City’s schedule in mid-season.Reality / Live EventsEnhancing City’s strength in powerhouse reality franchises, Dancing with the Stars moves to City for the 2017/18 season, bringing a new cast of celebrity ballroom dancers together in competition for the coveted Mirrorball trophy. Building on the success of marquee live event programming, City presents a live musical event for the holidays, A Christmas Story, based on the beloved and iconic movie about Ralphie, whose only wish is for a Red Ryder BB gun under the tree. In 2018, an all-new live musical production of the Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent will bring the unforgettable story of friendship, love, and hope among seven struggling artists in New York’s gritty East Village to a whole new audience in mid-season.Returning FavouritesProven hits and fan favourites return as City confirms the renewal of 16 prime-time series, delivering more laugh-out-loud moments, dramatic plot twists, and thrilling competition through the 2017/18 season. Returning series include The Bachelor franchise, Black-ish, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, Hell’s Kitchen, Hockey Night in Canada, Last Man on Earth, Lethal Weapon, Life in Pieces, The Mick, The Middle, Modern Family, Mom, New Girl, Nirvanna The Band The Show, and Scorpion.The iconic New Year’s Eve countdown celebration Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards® and the 51st Annual Country Music Awards® also return to City this season.All programming is available on Citytv.com and on mobile through the City Video app for iOS and Android. Fall premiere dates will be announced soon; shows not listed on the Fall schedule below will be announced at a later date.City’s Fall ScheduleAll times ET/PT; s=simulcastMonday8 p.m. Dancing with the Stars (s) *NEW to City*10 p.m. Scorpion (s)Tuesday8 p.m. Lethal Weapon (s)9 p.m. The Mick (s)9:30 p.m. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (s)10 p.m. Mom10:30 p.m. MomWednesday8 p.m. The Blacklist *NEW to City* (s)9 p.m. Modern Family (s)9:30 p.m. Black-ish (s)10 p.m. Mom10:30 p.m. MomThursdayEarly Fall:8 p.m. Bad Blood *NEW, Canadian original*9 p.m. The Orville (s) *NEW*10 p.m. Mom10:30 p.m. MomLate Fall:8 p.m. The Orville (pre-release) *NEW*9 p.m. Mom (s)9: 30 p.m. Life in Pieces (s)10 p.m. Mom10:30 p.m. MomFriday8 p.m. Hell’s Kitchen (s)9 p.m. The Middle9:30 p.m. Speechless *NEW to City*10 p.m. Mom10:30 p.m. MomSaturdayHockey Night in CanadaSunday8 p.m. TBD8:30 p.m. Ghosted (s) *NEW*9 p.m. Family Guy (s)9:30 p.m. The Last Man on Earth (s)10 p.m. Nirvanna, The Band, The Show *Canadian original*10:30 p.m. Fubar: The Age of the Computer *NEW, Canadian original***NOTE: Broadcast details for the following City programs will be announced in the coming months: new series The Resident, LA to Vegas, and Versailles, new live musicals A Christmas Story and Rent, returning awards shows the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards® and 51st Annual Country Music Awards®, and iconic New Year’s Eve countdown celebration Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.CITY NEW SERIES DESCRIPTIONSNew Series:BAD BLOOD60-minute Canadian scripted drama seriesThursdays at 8 p.m.National broadcastInspired by reputed mobster Vito Rizzuto, and based on the best-selling book, Business or Blood: Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto’s Last War by Antonio Nicaso and Peter Edwards, Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story is a six-part limited event series. While imprisoned in Colorado’s Supermax Prison for the murders of three Bonanno family members, Rizzuto watches helplessly as the thriving empire he built is dismantled, and his closest friends and family members are mysteriously murdered one by one. When Rizzuto is finally released from prison, a Shakespearean-level revenge tale plays out – leading to the brutal murders of his closest companions, and ultimately the death of Rizzuto himself.PRODUCTION COMPANY: New Metric Media, Sphere Media, and DHX MediaEXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Michael Konyves, Simon BarryCAST: Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace), Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint)FUBAR: THE AGE OF THE COMPUTER30-minute Canadian scripted comedy seriesSundays at 10:30 p.m.National broadcastBased on the beloved film franchise and hurdling it into the modern age, Fubar: The Age of the Computer finds Terry and Dean fleeing from the wildfires of Fort McMurray in a desperate retreat to Calgary, with nothing but emergency government debit cards to their names. Discovering high-speed Internet for the first time, Terry is exposed to a world of commerce and social media and attempts to harness the web to make a profit. Meanwhile, Dean embarks on a journey to record a triple-concept album using his burnt bass guitar and extreme falsetto voice.PRODUCTION COMPANY: Busted Tranny Productions Ltd Cardinal Film Inc., Vice Studio CanadaEXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Michael DowseCAST: David Lawrence (Freezer Burn), Paul Spence (It’s All Gone, Pete Tong)GHOSTED30-minute scripted comedy seriesSundays at 8:30 p.m.National broadcastIn the most unlikely of partnerships, a cynical skeptic and a genius paranormal “true believer” are tasked with an epic mission: saving the human race from aliens. Leroy Wright and Max Jennifer are recruited by a secret government agency to look into “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles. Their investigations lead them to scary, thrilling and hilarious places as they attempt to uncover the truth and keep Earth rotating on its axis for at least one more day.PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox TelevisionEXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Tom Gormican, Kevin Etten, Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Naomi Scott, Oly Obst, Mark Schulman, Jonathan KriselCAST: Craig Robinson (The Office, This Is the End), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation, Big Little Lies), Ally Walker (Colony, Sons of Anarchy), Adeel Akhtar (Unforgotten, The Night Manager)LA TO VEGAS30-minute scripted comedy seriesSpring 2018National broadcastBoarding passes, please. Welcome to Jackpot Airlines, a budget carrier whose roundtrip junket flight from LA to Vegas and back again, is filled with dreamers looking for that big score. The flight manifest includes long-suffering flight attendant Ronnie; Captain Dave, the narcissistic pilot whose fighter-pilot dreams never quite worked out; Bernard, the always-positive career flight attendant who thinks there’s no flight more magical than the LA-to-Vegas; Artem the genial professional gambler who serves as the plane’s resident (but unofficial) bookie; and Nichole the sweet-natured, part-time stripper who’s a lot savvier than people realize. This group of dreamers and underdogs eventually go from being strangers on a plane to an unconventional Friday-to-Sunday family – whether they like it or not.PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television, Gary Sanchez ProductionsEXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Will Ferrell, Lon Zimmet, Steve Levitan, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Owen BurkeCAST: Kim Matula (UnREAL), Ed Weeks (The Mindy Project), Nathan Lee Graham (The Comeback, Hitch), Olivia Macklin (The Young Pope), Peter Stormare (The Big Lebowski), Dylan McDermott (The Practice, American Horror Story)THE ORVILLE60-minute science-fiction comedy seriesThursdays at 9 p.m. in early Fall, then moves to 8 p.m. in late Fall (dates TBD)National broadcastIn 400 years, Earth is part of the Planetary Union, a far-reaching, advanced and mostly peaceful civilization with a fleet of 3,000 ships. Aboard the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel, its crew – both human and alien – face the wonders and dangers of outer space while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace. Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer Ed Mercer finally gets his chance to command one of the ships, a task complicated by his ex-wife, Kelly Grayson, newly assigned as his First Officer. Ed assembles a qualified but eccentric crew, including his best friend Gordon Malloy, who has problems with authority; Dr. Claire Finn, one of the Union’s most accomplished physicians; Bortus, an alien from a single-sex species; Isaac, an artificial life-form from a machine society; and others. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before.PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox TelevisionEXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Seth MacFarlane, Brannon Braga, David A. Goodman, Jason Clark, Liz Heldens, Jon Favreau (pilot)CAST: Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), Adrianne Palicki (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Friday Night Lights), Penny Johnson Jerald (24, The Larry Sanders Show), Scott Grimes (ER, Justified), Peter Macon (Shameless, Bosch), Halston Sage (Neighbors, Goosebumps), J. Lee (Family Guy, The Cleveland Show), Mark Jackson (That Royal Today), Chad Coleman (The Walking Dead), Norm Macdonald (The Middle, Saturday Night Live)THE RESIDENT60-minute scripted drama seriesSpring 2018National broadcastAn idealistic young doctor begins his first day eager to save lives. Under the supervision of a brilliant but unconventional senior resident, the young doctor soon discovers his chosen profession is not what he imagined and that ethical lines are often blurred. The once-optimistic young doctor soon discovers that the practice of medicine is a business, like any other, and realizes that not all patients are angels and not all doctors are gods.PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox TelevisionEXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Antoine Fuqua, Amy Holden Jones, David Boorstein, Oly Obst, Phillip NoyceCAST: Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife, Gilmore Girls), Emily VanCamp (Revenge), Manish Dayal (Halt and Catch Fire), Shaunette Renée Wilson (Billions), Valerie Cruz (The Following), Bruce Greenwood (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story)New to City:THE BLACKLIST60-minute scripted drama seriesWednesdays at 8 p.m.National broadcastAs brilliant as he is baffling, Raymond “Red” Reddington – one of the F.B.I.’s “10 Most Wanted” – eluded law enforcement for more than two decades before voluntarily surrendering in exchange for immunity. According to legend, Red cleverly controlled a web of underground enterprises with an unmatched ability to gather useful information, especially on other criminals. And while the criminal life is now in his past, Red still craves the game. Working with a hand-picked profiler – and always staying one step ahead – Red reveals to her the critical information the FBI needs to run down his own “Most Wanted” list, one bad guy at a time.PRODUCTION COMPANYS: Davis Entertainment, Universal Television, Sony Pictures TelevisionEXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp, John Davis, John Fox, Michael Watkins, James Spader, Lukas Reiter, J.R. Orci, Daniel CeroneCAST: James Spader (Boston Legal, The Practice) , Megan Boone (Law & Order: Los Angeles), Harry Lennix (Ray), Diego Klattenhoff (Homeland), Ryan Eggold (90210), Amir Arison (The Visitor), Hisham Tawfiq (Redemption), Mozhan Marnò (House of Cards)DANCING WITH THE STARSTwo-hour reality competition seriesMondays at 8 p.m.National broadcastEnjoy even more sizzling salsas, sambas and spray-tans as a brand new celebrity cast vies for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy when Dancing with the Stars joins City for its landmark 25th season. The hit series showcases celebrities performing choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts.PRODUCTION COMPANY: BBC Worldwide ProductionsEXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ashley Edens-Shaffer, Joe SungkurHOST AND JUDGES: Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews as hosts; Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, and Bruno Tonioli are judgesSPEECHLESS30-minute comedy seriesSpring 2018National broadcastMaya DiMeo will do anything for her husband, Jimmy, and their kids Ray, Dylan and JJ, her eldest son with cerebral palsy. As Maya fights injustices – both real and imagined – the family works to make a new home for themselves and searches for just the right person to help give JJ his “voice.”PRODUCTION COMPANY: Twentieth Century Fox Television and ABC StudiosEXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Scott Silveri, Jake Kasdan, Melvin MarWRITER: Scott SilveriCAST: Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting, The Riches), John Ross Bowie (Episodes), Mason Cook (Spy Kids: All the Time in the World), Micah Fowler (Labor Day), Kyla Kenedy (The Walking Dead), Cedric Yarbrough (BoJack Horseman)VERSAILLES60-minute historical drama series; Canadian seriesSpring 2018National broadcastOutstanding political strategist and master manipulator, Louis XIV “invents” Versailles in order to keep the French nobles under control, progressively transforming Versailles into a golden prison. He is also inclined to Romanesque passions – but how to indulge when one is the greatest king of the world? It’s a revealing look at a gilded and gritty world of betrayal and intimate secrets, of political manoeuvres and war.PRODUCTION COMPANY: Capa Drama, Zodiak Media Group, Incendo ProductionsEXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Aude Albano, Jean Bureau, Claude Chelli, Simon Mirren, Anne ThomopoulosCAST: Georges Blagden (Vikings, Les Misérables), Alexander Vlahos (The Adventures of Merlin), Tygh Runyan (Dark Harvest), Anna Brewster (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens)New Live Musicals:A CHRISTMAS STORYLive television eventDate and time TBC (December)National broadcast“You’ll shoot your eye out!” Based on the Broadway musical version of the beloved holiday film, A Christmas Story is about a Midwestern boy named Ralphie who wants nothing more than a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. Building on the Broadway experience, this live musical event will feature several new original songs.PRODUCTION COMPANIES: FOX and Warner Horizon Unscripted TelevisionEXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Jonathan Tolins, Robert CaryCAST: TBARENTThree-hour live television eventDate and time TBC (2018)National broadcastHow do you measure a year in the life? A contemporary take on the classic Puccini opera La Boèhme, Rent is set in New York City’s gritty East Village and tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. The Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Marc Platt, Estate of Writer/Composer Jonathan Larson, Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Al Larson, Vince Totino, Scott Hemming, Marla LevineCAST: TBA1 Source: thinktv, based on Numeris (Sep 7-Dec 20/16), comScore (Sep-Nov’16) and Media Technology Monitor (Sp’16/F’15), Canadians spend 27.4 hours / week watching television (compared to only 2.8 hours w/ Netflix; 1.9 hours w/ YouTube and 3.2 hours on social media — Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat & Twitter combined2 Source: Numeris,Total Canada, 1/1/2016 – 12/31/2016, CumRch%, CumRch(000), Ind.2+, 33.9M Canadians (96.2% of the Canadian population) were reached by Rogers TV properties (including NHL) in 20163 Source: Numeris, Total Canada, 9/19/2016 to 12/4/2016 vs. same weeks last year, AMA (000), A25-544 Source: Numeris, Total Canada, 8/29/2016 – 5/7/2017, AMA (000), based on 3+ airings, A25-54, ranking based on most regular timeslot for series defined by highest number of airingAbout CityCity™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal and Saskatchewan offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, City engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats, such as Breakfast Television and Cityline, as well as local Canadian and acquired prime-time entertainment programming. City is part of Rogers Media Inc., a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI), which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on City stations and programming, visit Citytv.com. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter
03Mar Rep. Lucido takes the plunge Shelby Township lawmaker participates in fundraising event for Special Olympics of MichiganToday in Lansing Rep. Pete Lucido braved the elements of a Pure Michigan winter day to help raise money for the Special Olympics at the Legislative Polar Plunge.More than a dozen lawmakers this year participated in the annual event, with temperatures in Lansing reading approximately 28 degrees Fahrenheit. The event raises money for the nearly 21,000 athletes who take part in Special Olympics Michigan. This year, the plunge raised $30,000 for the year-round program, which offers sport and activity for those with intellectual disabilities.“This is such a fun event and for such a great cause,” said Rep. Lucido, R-Shelby Township. “I was proud to sport the Shelby Lions Football uniform as I jumped into some very, very cold water to bring attention and raise funds for this very important cause. I can’t wait to take the plunge again next year! Go Shelby Lions!” Categories: Lucido News,Lucido Photos
Source:https://newsroom.wiley.com/press-release/bju-international/cigarette-smoking-may-contribute-worse-outcomes-bladder-cancer-patie Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 9 2019In a study of patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer who had undergone radical cystectomy, cigarette smoking was linked with poor response to cisplatin-based chemotherapy. Also, current smokers in the study, published in BJU International, were at significantly higher risk of cancer recurrence compared with former and never smokers.The study included 58 never smokers, 87 former smokers, and 56 current smokers.Additional research is needed to assess the impact of smoking and smoking cessation on survival in patients treated for muscle-invasive bladder cancer.”As a whole, these results suggest that physicians should have a proactive role in educating patients regarding the detrimental effect of smoking on cancer-specific and overall health outcomes,” the authors wrote.
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: Patent: pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?PageNum= … 2&IDKey=0A36011EF4C5 Motion sickness in autonomous cars: Don’t read and ride Provided by University of Michigan Explore further The main cause of motion sickness is a conflict between vestibular and visual inputs when not watching the road while in a moving vehicle.University of Michigan researchers have received a patent on a universal motion sickness countermeasure system they developed to provide light stimuli in the visual periphery of the passenger to mimic what the rider might see outside. This system eliminates the conflict between vestibular and visual inputs. The patent covers both wearable and vehicle-based embodiments of the system.Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle of the U-M Transportation Research Institute are working with U-M Tech Transfer to commercialize their invention.Sivak said that about half of adults get motion sick at times when reading a book in a moving vehicle.”This is more important with the introduction of autonomous vehicles,” said Sivak, a research professor at UMTRI. “In autonomous cars, everyone will be a passenger. So you will have a larger potential pool of sick people. The protection that drivers have received from driving won’t be there anymore.”And Schoettle, a project manager at UMTRI, said that when people make the shift to autonomous vehicles, they’ll have high hopes for what they’ll be doing in the vehicle—maybe they want to get some work done on a laptop, watch a video or read a book.”The productivity gains that the proponents of self driving vehicles are talking about may not happen if we don’t address the motion sickness problem,” Sivak said.Keith Hughes, assistant director of Transportation and Battery Commercialization at U-M Tech Transfer, said now that the patent has been issued they will contact various suppliers and automakers to commercialize the U-M technology.”As we move toward autonomous vehicles, the interiors could also have an unusual configuration—it could be couches in a vehicle or you might be sitting backwards or sideways,” he said. “Providing a solution to motion sickness will be necessary.” Citation: New patented system could prevent motion sickness while riding in self-driving cars (2018, January 18) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-patented-motion-sickness-self-driving-cars.html One of the selling points of autonomous vehicles is the chance for drivers to be more productive while traveling. But some, suffering from motion sickness, won’t be able to take advantage of relinquishing the wheel.