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No 2 at Quebecs anticorruption unit quits over role in alleged share

first_imgMONTREAL – The second-in-command at Quebec’s anti-corruption unit stepped down Thursday amid allegations he recommended the purchase of shares in a company when he was working for the provincial police force.The head of the unit issued a statement to say Marcel Forget was quitting in order to preserve the organization’s reputation.Le Journal de Montreal reported that five police officers or ex-officers bought shares in a firm called Newtech in 1999 and 2000 through an intermediary of Forget’s or based directly on his recommendation.The newspaper said Forget, who was never charged, did not have a broker’s permit at the time.Newtech’s objective was to come up with what was considered a state-of-the-art braking system.In his role as Robert Lafreniere’s No. 2 at the anti-corruption unit, Forget was responsible for ensuring the integrity of companies wanting to be publicly listed.Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux hailed Forget’s decision as the right thing to do. Earlier in the day, Coiteux had called on him to step down.last_img read more

SecretaryGeneral sends team to Côte dIvoire regarding attack on Prime Minister

On 29 June, at least four people were killed when unidentified attackers fired a rocket on a plane carrying Mr. Soro as it landed at the airport in Bouaké, situated in the north of Côte d’Ivoire.The aim of the six-day mission is to determine the nature of the Ivorian authorities’ request and to discuss options, based on UN principles and practices, pertaining to such investigations, according to a press release issued by the UN Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI).The Security Council had denounced the June attack, saying that it backed the March Ouagadougou agreement, which sets out a series of measures to deal with the political divide in the country, and condemned “any attempt to destabilize the peace process by force.” 1 October 2007On the request of the President of Côte d’Ivoire for an independent international inquiry into the June attack against a plane carrying Prime Minister Guillaume Soro, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent an exploratory mission to the West African country. read more

Suspect sought after theft of Rolex watch

Hamilton Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man suspected of stealing a Rolex watch from Limeridge mall.Police say the suspect went to the Ashley Jewelers just before 2 p.m. on July 15 and told staff he wanted to purchase an all platinum high-end watch. The store staff retrieved the Rolex Daytona watch from a safe and allowed the man to try it on. He then immediately fled the store.The Rolex Daytona is worth $86,000, and it is believed that the suspect knew the store had it in stock.Anyone with information is asked to contact Hamilton Police. read more

Mens basketball Ohio Crossroads Classic still a few years away but progress

Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann addresses the media prior to leading a team practice on Oct. 4, 2017 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentOhio State men’s basketball head coach Chris Holtmann has not been a coach in the state of Ohio for even six months and he’s already trying to make plans for the state’s future in college basketball.Holtmann has twice previously broached the subject of introducing a Crossroads Classic-type event to the state of Ohio.Three years before Holtmann was promoted to head coach at Butler, former Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke helped create the Crossroads Classic, an event in Indianapolis between four of the state’s basketball powerhouses: Butler, Purdue, Indiana and Notre Dame.While Holtmann said the event is still “at best case scenario … a few years away from being the reality,” he said he’s made progress talking with the three other schools — Cincinnati, Xavier and Dayton — about the possibility.“I think the first thing is someone takes the idea and runs with it, and then kind of spearheads it and kind of pushes it,” Holtmann said Wednesday in a sit-down interview with The Lantern. “But there’s a lot that has to be done. You have to have obviously four schools that feel like it’s in their best interest and have an interest in doing it and we’re trying to broach that subject with them, but we’re just in the very early stages of those kind of conversations.”LANTERN EXCLUSIVE: OSU men’s basketball head coach @ChrisHoltmann speaks about the potential for a Crossroads Classic event for Ohio.— Lantern TV (@LanternTV) October 26, 2017In Holtmann’s first year as head coach at Butler, his Bulldogs were ranked No. 23 when they were upset by Indiana on Dec. 20, 2014. Holtmann said that victory by the Hoosiers proved to be a signature win on the Hoosiers’ resume and that it helped propel them to an NCAA tournament berth. The following two seasons, his team was the underdog to No. 9 Purdue in 2015 when the Bulldogs were No. 17, and then again in 2016 to No. 9 Indiana when Butler was No. 18. They won both matches.Even as a ranked team, Butler was always considered an underdog against the other Power Five teams that were in the event.Now at Ohio State, the script would be flipped. The Buckeyes are the flagship school in Ohio, and would be considered the program to beat.Holtmann said whether favorite or underdog, powerhouse or up-and-comer, an all-Ohio event will provide value to any team that comes away with a win. “I think the reality is you have other programs in the state that have been really high-achieving programs,” Holtmann said. “I get why we haven’t played some of those schools in the past, but I also recognize that, I think perhaps if those programs were really struggling programs that wouldn’t be as beneficial for us. I don’t think that’d be in Ohio State’s best interest, but they’re programs that have had success and makes it mutually beneficial.”But before the idea behind the event can become a reality, there are several remaining obstacles left to hurdle for Holtmann.Big Ten teams currently have 18 conference games in their schedule, but a recent change in scheduling will now force teams to have 20 games against Big Ten opponents, leaving only 11 vacancies in the schedule for out-of-conference opponents. There is also the matter of clearing the notion with the other schools involved and figuring out who will play whom.“I think maybe in some ways a fan base may think, ‘Hey, just you can get it together, it’s great for everybody,’” Holtmann said. “But it’s a little more involved than that in the dates, and now we have an increased Big Ten schedule, which is a challenge in terms of finding nonconference games.”There will be plenty of incentive for all teams to get something like this scheduled.The Crossroads Classic drew plenty of excitement among the four programs’ fan bases. Over the past two seasons, Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis was filled beyond its listed capacity of 17,923 with 18,684 fans in 2016 and 19,156 in 2015. Last year, the event featured four ranked teams for the first time in Crossroads Classic history.Holtmann believes if the four aforementioned Ohio teams are able to work out a similar event, the same success will happen in the Buckeye state. “It’s great for the fans. It’s exciting for the fans,” Holtmann said. “It engages them in a way that that time of year when you’re thinking maybe about other things, you have NFL and you have college football, which are great, but it engages them on a Saturday that’s different than obviously conference play.” read more

College Football Playoff Final Thoughts And National Championship Odds

The field for the first-ever college football playoff was announced Sunday, and Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State have made it — leaving out TCU and Baylor.A quick reflection on the teams the committee chose in a moment; first, let’s look forward to the playoff. Here’s how ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) assesses the national championship odds:Oregon is ranked first in FPI, although just barely over Alabama. FPI also thinks the Ducks are helped slightly by getting to play No. 3 seed Florida State in the semifinals; it has Florida State rated below Alabama’s opponent, No. 4 Ohio State.There is no runaway favorite. Oregon has a 35 percent chance of becoming the national champion, according to FPI, with Alabama at 32 percent, Ohio State at 19 percent and Florida State at 14 percent.As for which teams made the field, one of the big things we were going to learn this weekend was how heavily the committee weighed its previous rankings when deciding on its final ones.Because the playoff committee is new, the FiveThirtyEight playoff model was based on a historical assessment of the Coaches Poll instead. In the Coaches Poll — and the AP poll — the rankings are quite “sticky” from week to week. Voters in those polls rarely engage in top-to-bottom reassessments of the field; instead, they’ll demote teams after they lose and sometimes move them up an extra position or two after a big win. Otherwise, they’re left in about the same order.Based on that assumption, Ohio State had a decent shot to make the playoff after its big win against Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship. But the model had TCU favored to make the playoff because it had been ranked No. 3 by the committee entering the weekend. The model had No. 4 Florida State as the more vulnerable team instead, simply because it had been ranked lower by the committee to begin with and its win Saturday — it beat Georgia Tech 37-35 for the ACC championship — was the narrowest of anyone in the top six.Instead, Florida State moved up to No. 3. And TCU was overtaken not just by Ohio State and Florida State, but also by Baylor (which missed the playoff but was given the committee’s No. 5 ranking for posterity). What the committee did last week — promoting TCU into the No. 3 position ahead of Florida State — proved to be a head fake.In other words, the committee appears to engage in a more thorough reassessment of the teams with its final rankings. For better or worse, it’s more concerned about getting the “right” answer in the end than in being consistent from week to week. read more

Creepy traffic bollards cause outcry from residents

first_imgThey may look like something out of a nightmarish horror film, but these bollards have caused quite the controversy after residents branded them creepy and dangerous.The mannequin-style figures are the latest idea by Iver District Council in a bid to improve road safety outside local schools.The bollards, known as Bill and Belinda, have been installed near infants and juniors in Iver and Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire as a deterrent to speeding drivers, however many residents have hit out at the hair-raising figures calling them an “eyesore” and potentially hazardous. The bollard known as BelindaCredit: Heathcliff O’Malley The scheme was spearheaded by Buckinghamshire County Councillor Luisa Sullivan.She said: “I think we really need to experiment with our options. Whilst they may not look pretty, they have minimal facial appearances as to not distract drivers, they are merely supposed to resemble school children and just make drivers think. But the Councillor responsible for their implementation said she suspected parents were only annoyed as they were now unable to mount the kerb with their cars when dropping their children off at school.More than half a dozen of the youngster lookalikes have been erected at a cost of £5,395 in an effort to fool drivers into thinking a child is crossing the road, but reviews have been mixed on the eerie figures.Resident Alison Major said: “They look awful, they should have been a normal traffic bollard. They will be knocked over in no time or defaced with graffiti. Connor McGinn added: “If I was a driver they would scare me into crashing, super creepy.” “When people know that it’s just a bollard they will just continue as normal as they get used to them so when a child does step out the potential for them to get hit is still there.” Safety bollards modelled on schoolchildren outside Iver Heath Infants School, Iver Bill the bollardCredit: Heathcliff O’Malley A dog walker passes one of the bollards Safety bollards modelled on schoolchildren outside Iver Heath Infants School, IverCredit:Heathcliff O’Malley The bollard known as Belinda Bill the bollard “We also have a number of parents who mount the kerb at the school, and these bollards can act as a deterrent to this, maybe that is causing annoyance, but I think that if they make the school area safer they should only be seen as a good thing.”The scheme wasn’t a complete write off though with some residents seeing the funny side, providing the bollards with sunglasses and waterproof overalls. RAC spokesman Rod Dennis commented that if the scheme is proven to be successful in encouraging drivers to slow down they should be seen as a positive move.He added: “Regardless of their aesthetics, these bollards are likely to catch the eye of drivers and send a clear messages that young children will be walking in the area.” A dog walker passes ‘Belinda’…Credit:Heathcliff O’Malley Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Up to 60 per cent of prisoners have head injuries as experts

first_imgRyan Aguiar, of Ashworth Secure Hospital in Liverpool where Ian Brady was detained until his death said head injuries were just a minor factor in crimeCredit:AFP It is thought that head injuries damage parts of the brain responsible for self-regulation, impulse control and pro-social behaviour.Links to violence and head trauma date back to the Vietnam War, when it was noted that veterans who had suffered brain injuries to the front of their heads – an area involved in planning, decision making and emotional regulation – became far more aggressive.Some of Britain’s most notorious criminals including Fred West and Ronnie Kray also notably suffered head injuries.Study author Prof Seena Fazel, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Oxford, said: “It does seem to matter where the injury occurred. Frontal injuries appear to have more impact on aggression.“One of the consequences of head injury is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and studies have shown that treatment for ADHD leads to a reduction in criminality and that’s down to reduced aggression. So treating symptoms like that could help.” Ryan Aguiar, of Ashworth Secure Hospital in Liverpool where Ian Brady was detained until his death said head injuries were just a minor factor in crime The Kray Brothers  Fred West suffered a major head injury as a young man Fred West suffered a major head injury as a young manCredit:SWNS The Kray Brothers The majority of prisoners had suffered some kind of head injury, the review found  Ryan Aguiar, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist at Ashworth Secure Hospital in Liverpool where Ian Brady was detained until his death last year, said: “Brain injury does not lead to crime even though there are more prisoners with head injury and cognitive impairment per capita or as a percentage than there is in the general population“Crime is a much more complex condition that is brought about by a myriad of social, environmental, personality, mental health and situational circumstances.“Head injury is only one among many and not even a first among equals.”Graeme Fairchild, a reader in the psychology at the University of Bath, added: “One of the main problems is that many of the risk factors for criminal offending and violence, eg. being male, coming from a low socioeconomic status background, having ADHD, being physically abused, and abusing alcohol and other substances, are also risk factors for sustaining head injuries, so it is very difficult to disentangle cause and effect here.“Many young people sustain head injuries without going on to develop criminal behaviour.”Peter McCabe, Chief Executive of Headway – the brain injury association, whose Justice Project calls for better screening of prisoners said: “The vast majority of people who sustain a brain injury will not be involved with the criminal justice system.“However, some of the effects of brain injury, such as memory loss, increased impulsivity, anger, and reduced inhibition can lead people into difficulty with the law and evidence suggests over representation of brain injury in offender populations.“It is vital that we better identify brain injury at the earliest possible stage in the criminal justice system.” The new review, based on all literature on the subject to date, found that between 10 and 20 per cent of inmates have a complicated, moderate or severe head injury, while an additional 30 to 40 per cent have a mild brain injury.Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, from the Centre for Mental Health said: “Up to 60 per cent of adult offenders are thought to have a history of head injury, often alongside numerous other traumas in their lives.“For some people, serious and repeated head injuries, particularly early in life, have been associated with an increased risk of offending alongside a range of other difficulties in life including poor mental health.“Identifying those who have emotional or cognitive difficulties resulting from a brain injury may help to ensure they get the right support to improve their mental health and potentially reduce their risk of later offending.”However some experts argued that it was difficult to tease apart whether it was the trauma itself causing the criminal behaviour, or whether people who were more likely to offend because of their background, were also more likely to end up with a head injury. The experts say helping prisoners receive proper treatment could prevent future offending and called on schools, doctors and hospitals to help identify youngsters who have suffered head injuries before they commit crime.“Addressing traumatic brain injury offers a means to not only improve the lives of those who offend, but also to reduce crime,” said lead author Professor Huw Williams, of the University of Exeter.“A range of measures could reduce the risk of crime following traumatic brain injury.“These could include any form of neurorehabilitation, and better links between emergency departments, community mental health services, GPs and school systems that might lead to early identification and management.” The majority of prisoners had suffered some kind of head injury, the review found Credit:Peter Macdiarmid More than half of criminals may have suffered a head injury which could be fuelling their offending, a new review by British brain experts suggests.Specialists from the universities of Oxford, Exeter, Manchester, Glasgow and Sheffield, and the Centre for Mental Health, are calling for all prisoners to be routinely checked for signs of traumatic brain injuries.A comprehensive review, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, suggests that bumps to the head from falls, assaults or road accidents can lead to neural injuries which alter the brain structure, and increase the risk of violence offending.The authors claim that up to 60 per cent of people in custody have suffered some kind of head injury in the past, ranging from mild to severe.In contrast, around one in 200 people in the general public have been admitted to hospital for a head injury according to the charity Headway.last_img read more

The 5 at 5 Friday

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five things you need to know before you head out the door.1. #MR PRESIDENT: Jean-Claude Junker has been named as the next president of the European Commission.2. #FASHION: Primark said the hidden message saying ‘Forced to work exhausting hours’ that was stitched onto a dress label was a hoax.3. #STRIKE: Greyhound says workers who are on strike today should get back to work.4. #LOVE IRELAND: The Stig and the boys from Top Gear have been invited by a TD to film an episode on the Wild Atlantic Way.5. #FOUND: A man was told live on-air that his son who had been missing for eleven days had been found in his own basement.last_img read more

5 things you need to know about Googles Blink browser engine

first_imgThis week Google unexpectedly announced on the Chromium blog that it is forking WebKit and beginning work on a browser engine of its own: Blink. While it might not seem like a big deal at first blush, the reality is that Blink could shake up the web just as much as the release of Chrome did.It all starts with WebKit…Google was #1For quite a while now, Google has held the number one spot on the WebKit code commit “leaderboard.” Now that its engineers are working on Blink, that leaves WebKit with a greatly reduced number of active contributors. Because Blink is based on WebKit, it’s reasonable enough to think that some code sharing will be going on in the future. But Google’s focus is on Blink, and WebKit will have to adjust to life without its help.Missing devsLosing such a large team of coders could impact WebKit in many ways. It will, for example, make it more difficult for the team to maintain the pace of development that’s become the norm since Chrome arrived in 2008. That’s not to say WebKit won’t be able to keep up with Blink, but it’s certainly going to be very, very tough. Will the shift cause Safari for Mac OS and iOS to fall behind other browsers? It’s a distinct possibility, and no doubt one that Apple is going to do its best to prevent.Web development will have to reactApart from the obvious engine development issues, the arrival of Blink may also change the way people design and build websites. Because of the rapid rise of Chrome, iOS, and Android, WebKit became the engine of preference for many web developers. Rather than making sure web sites and apps were coded to standards and worked on all compatible browsers, WebKit became the “good enough” option in many cases. Why bother testing Gecko, Presto, or Trident if 90% of your users were running a WebKit browser anyway?It’s a problem that’s epidemic on the mobile web. But with Blink entering the picture, things will start to change. You won’t notice anything overnight — Blink is being built from WebKit, and it’s going to take a while for Google to mold and shape it. Once Chrome is running a Blink engine that suits Google’s needs, however, the change will begin.Sites will need to be as standards-compliant as possible if one of the most popular desktop and mobile browsers in the world is no longer running an engine that’s a carbon copy of WebKit. WebKit-specific CSS will hopefully become a thing of the past, as will other proprietary web code as hundreds of millions of users begin browsing the web with Blink.Browser competition is a good thingAnd just as open standards are good for the web, so is the existence of multiple browsing engines. Mozilla lamented the loss of Presto when Opera announced its shift to a Chromium core because it meant one more major browser was joining the WebKit camp — leaving Firefox and Internet Explorer as the only alternatives.The introduction of Blink means there’s once again a fourth option. And this time, it’s a fourth option with a whole lot of clout. With all due respect to the pioneering folks at Opera, Google has perhaps more influence on the web than anyone else in 2013.Opera was often overlooked by web developers in the past because of its relatively small market share. That led the Presto-powered browser to display broken websites to users and cost Opera developers countless hours coding site-specific fixes. With Opera’s wagon now hitched to Chromium, that’s no longer an option. Those sites have to work with Blink because its user base will be massive.Sharing could lead to problemsThere’s some concern that the common code base Blink and WebKit share could lead to some problems when it comes to recommending new standards. For the time being, it’s going to be much easier to make a proposed spec work in both Blink and WebKit than, say, Gecko. Mozilla, Microsoft, and other W3C members will do their best to make sure everyone’s on the same page.Ultimately, Blink should be a win for the web as a whole and for individual end users, too — even if they’re not using Chrome or Opera. The increased competition and sharper focus on standards should lead to a better browsing experience for everyone.last_img read more

StraussKahn denounces creditors diktak

first_imgDominique Strauss-Kahn has emerged as an unexpected proponent of Greece’s fight for dignity and determination to stand on equal ground with its European neighbours.“Europe is Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Descartes, Beethoven, Marx, Freud, Picasso. It was they who taught us, like so many others, the shared foundations, balancing nature and culture…” the individual and the community.In an open letter titled ‘To my German friends’, published via his Twitter account this week, the infamous French economist drew on history, philosophy, literature and current affairs to not only condemn many of the actors involved in the crisis, but to also put forward his vision for a diverse but strong and united Europe. Strauss-Kahn, also known simply by his initials DSK, described the conditions of the agreement between Greece and its lenders as “profoundly damaging, if not a deadly blow” for the future of a singular European entity. In his letter, Strauss-Khan criticises those who do not see Greece as part of a unified Europe. He derides a number of them as short-sighted: “Those whose nationalism prevents them from seeing beyond their own borders and who vainly ponder upon Europe’s very existence.” The rest he describes as too long-sighted: “Capable of seeing beyond their own frontiers, but have chosen not to support the community that is nevertheless closest to them.” DSK regards himself as in neither camp, and addresses his dispatch to those who are of the same mind. Despite acknowledging differences of opinion both on what constitutes Europe, and from what events the concept of a European identity originates, Strauss-Kahn writes emotively of a “society built on solidarity” that emerged from the bloody conflicts of decades and centuries past. “Europe is Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Descartes, Beethoven, Marx, Freud, Picasso. It was they who taught us, like so many others, the shared foundations, balancing nature and culture, the religious and the secular, faith and science, the individual and the community.“It is because we share this heritage, because it is so deeply rooted in our collective being, and goes on nourishing the achievements that we have been, and still and will continue to be capable of in the future, that we have been able to put an end to our internal turf wars.”Regarding the Greek deal, Strauss-Kahn warns that it may be a repeat of past errors, castigating it as a “diktat” resulting in a “crippling situation”. Whilst not letting Greece off the hook – he regards “the amateurism of the Greek government and the relative inaction of their predecessors” as disgraceful – he skewers the lending coalition for allowing European solidarity and forward-thinking to take a back seat to a single-minded fixation over money and long-standing resentments.“A eurozone, in which you, my German friends, would lay down your law with a few Baltic and Nordic states in tow, is unacceptable for the rest.”His plea for European cooperation is framed in the context of global economic competition and the need to establish a coherent negotiating bloc that will both complement and compete with other zones such as North America, Africa, and key Asian players.“To survive among the giants, Europe will have to come together, all the territories contained between the ice caps of the North, the snows of the Urals and the sands of the South.”Strauss-Kahn, who has held a range of government and academic positions, believes Europe is forgetting its southern “cradle of our culture” amidst the current internal wrangling. Noting that historical conquerors and colonialists have attempted to link the East with the West through the failed use of “cruel and despicable” force, he states that it is the south of Europe that will still be foundational to any such unity.An alliance that does not incorporate all of Europe, he suggests, will be “subjugated by our friend and ally the United States”. He thus calls for a Europe that has both “rules and discipline for our communal life” but also “a political plan that transcends and justifies such constraints”. The open letter concludes with a proposal that the European model can be an example for other regions to follow, but in order to do so the continent “must have vision, rise above the pettiness, play its role in globalisation and, in a word, continue to shape history”. Strauss-Kahn, whose recent career has been overshadowed by a number of scandals, has been succeeded as IMF chief by fellow French politician Christine Lagarde. The open letter also appeared this week on the blog of Yanis Varoufakis, who resigned as Greece’s finance minister on 6 July. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Brock Lesnar vs Samoa Joe headlines WWE Great Balls of Fire

first_imgFacebook Twitter Ronda Rousey Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) Mexx Shawn Michaels Google+ July 9, 2017 at 5:37 pm Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Should have been enzo vs Cass. I have a bad feeling about that match Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match Now Playing Up Next Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Video: Seth Rollins says his victory over Brock Lesnar might be the greatest victory of his career WWE’s RAW brand will present the Great Balls of Fire PPV live tonight (July 9) on the WWE Network beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 CT).Brock Lesnar defending the WWE Universal Championship against Samoa Joe will headline the show tonight live from Dallas, Texas at the American Airlines Center.Also set for the show is the return of Braun Strowman to PPV when he takes on Roman Reigns in an Ambulance match.Here is card for tonight live in Dallas.WWE Universal ChampionshipBrock Lesnar (c) vs. Samoa JoeAmbulance MatchRoman Reigns vs. Braun StrowmanSeth Rollins vs. Bray WyattEnzo Amore vs. Big CassWWE Intercontinental ChampionshipThe Miz (c) vs. Dean AmbroseWWE RAW Tag Team Championships30 Minute Iron Man Tag Team MatchSheamus and Cesaro (c’s) vs. The Hardy BoyzWWE RAW Women’s ChampionshipAlexa Bliss (c) vs. Sasha BanksKickoff Show:WWE Cruiserweight ChampionshipNeville (c) vs. Akira will have full coverage of WWE Great Balls of Fire tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT) with live thoughts on Twitter via @wrestleview.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Evercenter_img 3 COMMENTS Videos Articles WhatsApp Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Wrestleview Live #63: Reviewing and discussing SummerSlam 2019 from Toronto I guess it was either going to be the Cruiserweight match or Enzo vs. Cass on the Kickoff Show. July 9, 2017 at 11:27 am unknown Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed.last_img read more

NEIGHBOR NEWS Whats Making Headlines In Tewksbury

first_imgYour Tewksbury Today is Tewksbury’s premiere online hyperlocal news source. Follow YTT on Facebook and Twitter.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community” TEWKSBURY, MA — Ever wonder what’s making news next door in Tewksbury? Bill Gilman, editor of Your Tewksbury Today, has the answer!Below is a collection of top Tewksbury stories, primarily written by Gilman, that were recently published on his popular website.Top Tewksbury Stories (October 15-October 22):VIDEO: Tewksbury High Tops Dracut, 14-0, In Old-Fashioned MVC Slugfest2018 Applefest Craft Fair Sponsored By The TMHS PACSt. William’s, Knights of Columbus, Town of Tewksbury Join Forces For Community Emergency Preparedness EventELECTION 2018: Audio Interview with Republican 18th Essex State Rep. Jim LyonsTewksbury Will Mark ‘Halfway To Earth Day’ with Townwide CleanupAt The Library: Reception For New Residents, Creating Rain Gardens, Blood Drive & MoreTewksbury Veterans’ Office To Host Free Light Breakfast For Veterans, Spouses, & Survivor Spouseslast_img read more

Early Tests Show BC Tailings Spill Water Safe

first_imgBritish Columbia’s Environment Ministrysays water that poured out of a massive mine-tailings pond Aug. 4 appears to be safe.But local emergency officials continue towarn area residents against drinking, bathing or swimming in affected water.Listen now:This aerial image from a British Columbia emergency office video shows the Mount Polley dam break and some of the damage downstream.Some tribal and environmental groups on both sides of the border doubt the test results. They say polluted water could damage salmon runs on the Fraser River, which enters the ocean at Vancouver.Some of those fish swim north to Alaska. And a smaller Fraser River run could change Pacific Salmon Treaty allocations, reducing Alaska’s catch.The dam break took place at the Mount Polley Mine, about 400 miles southeast of Ketchikan. Officials say the escaped wastewater and silt could fill almost 6,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. That’s almost three times an earlier estimate.The central British Columbia open-pit copper and gold mine is owned by Vancouver-basedImperial Metals. The corporation plans to open the similar Red Chris Mine this year near the Stikine River, which ends near Wrangell.The Environment Ministry says early tests showed levels of dissolved metals and acid are within government standards. It says the levels are also within limits that protect fish and other aquatic life.But ministry officials say further tests are needed. It also says the tests could not measure all dissolved metals.Critics say the province’s water-quality standards are too weak. They also say metal concentrations that don’t kill salmon can still disrupt their senses, making it difficult to find their spawning grounds.The area affected by the dam break is home to a large sockeye fishery. The run is just starting and will peak in several weeks.last_img read more

TRS to focus on membership drive

first_imgHyderabad: The State Executive Committee meeting of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti would discuss on strengthening the organisation by taking up a month-long membership drive and other issues when it meets at 2.30 pm at Telangana Bhavan on June 27. TRS president and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao would chair the meeting and give necessary directions to the party leaders on taking forward the membership drive and also discuss different issues. Also Read – Minister distributes clay Ganesh idols in Suryapet Advertise With Us Along with the state executive members, the party has asked all the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members to attend the meeting. Members of the TRS Legislature Party, including MLAs and MLCs, Corporation Chairpersons, elected Zilla Parishad Chairpersons have also been invited for the meeting. This is the second meeting of the TRS leaders in a week’s time chaired by KCR. He had recently addressed a meeting of state executive committee. Also Read – Corruption major stumbling block in PRLI progress: Nagam Janardhan Reddy Advertise With Us The meeting would discuss issues relating to the party membership drive and other issues. TRS party membership enrolment books would be given to the MLAs, Legislative Assembly segment incharges. The party has appointed one state committee leader as incharge for two Assembly constituencies. These incharges would be coordinating with the MLAs and MPs to make sure more members get enrolled. The party would set up 11 counters at Telangana Bhavan where Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, all the ministers, MPs, MLAs, MLCs and other important leaders would renew membership of the party. Advertise With Us TRS MLC Karne Prabhakar said that after the successive elections, the chief minister has decided to strengthen the party. The leaders will be given targets for. The chief minister would show the roadmap for the next five years. The target is to complete the membership by one month. How to take up the construction of party offices as the designs would be given by the chief minister soon, said Prabhakar. Meanwhile, the TRS leaders, including public representatives gave donations for the construction of party offices. Different leaders met TRS working president K T Rama Rao on Tuesday. The TRS leaders MLCs P Satish, P Mahender Reddy, Bhanu Prasad Rao and MLA B Suman gave cheque of Rs 2.5 lakh each to KTR.last_img read more

Dostana 2 Sara Ali Khans impatience made her lose the film to

first_imgInstagramEver since Karan Johar has announced Dostana 2, the buzz around the sequel to 2008 released Dostana refuses to die down. And with the news of Janhvi Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan being roped in for the project, the buzz is only getting stronger.While there were rumours of Sara Ali Khan being roped in for the project opposite Kartik Aaryan, owing to their massive PDA, the news of Janhvi playing the lead has taken everyone pleasantly aback. Now as per a report in Deccan Chronicle, it was Sara’s impatience that could have played a part in her losing the plum role. The report states that Sara Ali Khan became impatient when her ‘supposed’ debut with Dharma took time. She rushed to Abhishek Kapoor for Kedarnath, even which got delayed.The report quotes a source saying, “Janhvi and her father Boney Kapoor surrendered to Karan Johar’s decision on her career. She waited for her launch in Dhadak and was rewarded with starring roles in two other Dharma productions Kargil Girl and now Dostana 2. Janhvi is seen to be as much of a Dharma blue-eyed girl as Alia Bhatt. Sara somehow slipped out of Karan Johar’s range of affection. That’s why no matter how hard Kartik Aaryan may have lobbied for Sara to be in Dostana 2, it was Janhvi who bagged the role opposite him.”However, what’s surprising is that Kartik and Janhvi won’t be romancing each other in the film. In fact, if the reports are to be believed, the duo would be seen playing siblings in the film. And’s what’s even more interesting? The duo would have the same love-interest in the film. This will be Kartik’s first collaboration with Dharma Productions.last_img read more

Inaugural Class of Mayors Scholars Program at BCCC Begins

first_imgBy Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFROSummer 2018 marks the beginning of a new academic opportunity for Baltimore City Public School (BCPS) graduates. More than 500 high school graduates comprise the inaugural class of the Mayor’s Scholars Program.Close to 540 students and their families descended on the Baltimore City Community College main campus on Liberty Hgts., in West Baltimore for the Mayor’s Scholars summer orientation this week. The Mayor’s Scholars initiative implemented by Mayor Catherine Pugh allows participants to enroll at Baltimore City Community College tuition free, while pursuing an Associate Degree or completing one of BCCC’s workforce development programs.The inaugural class of the Mayor’s Scholars program and their families assembled at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) for summer orientation this week. (Photo Credit: Deborah Bailey)“Not only are we making Baltimore City Community College free, we want to make sure these students have every opportunity to be successful,” Mayor Pugh said during her weekly press briefing.  “This is a movement that is happening across the country and we are leading it in this state,” she said.Additionally, 350 of the Mayor’s Scholars are also enrolled in the city’s Youth Works Program; 58 participants are immigrants with scholarships offered jointly through the Mayor’s Youth Program and CASA of Baltimore, according to Pugh.Retired BCCC President Gordon F. May worked with a committee from BCPS, led by former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke, chair of BCCC’s board of directors (and president of the University of Baltimore) and the Mayor’s Office, to develop the program. Pugh publicly announced the initiative in December 2017 as one of the city’s violence reduction programs and a part of her administration’s effort to find positive alternatives for Baltimore’s youth.“Cost should never be a barrier to any student who aspires to a college degree or job training,” said Dr. May. “BCCC is pleased to partner with Mayor Pugh on the Mayor’s Scholars Program to make tuition-free education at BCCC a reality for all Baltimore City high school graduates.As a proud anchor institution in West Baltimore, BCCC is fully committed to the education and career development of our students,” May added.After earning an Associate Degree at BCCC, Mayor’s Scholars enrollees can attend Coppin State University through the recently launched Finish 4 Free program. Beginning this fall, Coppin State is offering qualified BCCC graduates (2018 and beyond) who also graduated from a Baltimore City Public School, the opportunity to enroll tuition free for two years.“This is an opportunity for our students to become a part of the economic fabric of our city as they continue to move forward with their education.  In this way, we are clearing pathways for an entire generation of youth from the City of Baltimore,” Pugh said.Pugh added that the long-range goal of the program is to transform Baltimore’s communities. “Our ultimate goal is to break the cycle of poverty and despair in many of our neighborhoods and provide our city students with opportunities previously unavailable to their older siblings, parents, and grandparents.”last_img read more

Japanese Scientists Develop Wearable Terahertz Scanning Device

first_img Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | December 13, 2016 Japanese Scientists Develop Wearable Terahertz Scanning Device Portable device uses carbon nanotubes to better image three-dimensional objects News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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But they will not be easy. read more Terahertz imaging of a human hand using arrays of carbon nanotubes: (left) human hand inserted into the imaging device, and (right) resulting scan of the human hand.December 13, 2016 — Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a portable and wearable terahertz scanning device for non-invasive inspection of three-dimensional objects. The device is made using arrays of carbon nanotubes and does not require bulky peripheral optical components.The device is expected to have wide-ranging applications including the noninvasive inspections of medical and drug delivery equipment such as syringes, as well as in medicine for imaging cancer cells, blood clots, sweat glands and teeth. The findings are published in the November 2016 issue of Nature Photonics.Imaging devices based on terahertz waves show promise for noninvasive inspection of solid objects and soft tissue of the human body. However, terahertz waves have difficulty in imaging and reproducing the curved contours of three-dimensional objects. Furthermore, terahertz devices currently used for whole-body scans at airports must rotate 360 degrees around the human body, and thus they are large, bulky and not portable. In addition, the materials used to fabricate conventional terahertz systems are not flexible, and the terahertz detectors must be cooled in order to achieve high detection sensitivity.Therefore, researchers are constantly searching for ways of producing terahertz imaging systems that are portable, flexible and operate efficiently at room temperature. To address these challenges, Yukio Kawano and colleagues at the Laboratory for Future Interdisciplinary Research of Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, have demonstrated a terahertz imaging device fabricated with arrays of carbon nanotubes (CNT). Notably, CNTs have previously been used for the fabrication of photodetectors that operate in the visible, infrared and terahertz regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.The Tokyo Tech team fabricated a flexible, wide-band terahertz scanner by integrating 23 CNT detector elements into a single array. The mechanical strength of the CNT film used in the detector enabled it to be readily bent over a wide range of angles, unlike conventional semiconductor materials that are fragile and break under stress. Importantly, the CNT films also absorb electromagnetic radiation over a broad terahertz range, which eliminates the need for planar antennas to scan objects. The terahertz scanner developed by Kawano and his team was successfully used for active imaging of flat and curved samples; multiview scanning of cylindrical samples; and passive wearable imaging of a human hand.In the future, the research team expects that the applications of their terahertz scanner will enhance the capability of noninvasive inspections in pharmaceutics, food quality control and medical monitoring. These applications are possible because the terahertz scanner is wearable, portable, and can scan 3-D objects without requiring complex optics or equipment.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Russian firm Iran victim of another cyberattack

first_imgEvidence suggests the same programmers were behind both Flame and Stuxnet, a virus that disrupted controls of some nuclear centrifuges in Iran in 2010, Froimovici said. The centrifuges are devices used in enriching uranium.The two codes “use the same vulnerabilities in the operating system and the computer infrastructure in order to infect the computer system. We do believe that the same programmers built the two codes,” he said.Udi Mokady, CEO of Cyber-Ark, an Israeli developer of information security, said he thought four countries, in no particular order, have the technological know-how to develop so sophisticated a cyber offensive: Israel, the U.S., China and Russia.“It was 20 times more sophisticated than Stuxnet,” with thousands of lines of code that took a large team, ample funding and months, if not years, to develop, he said.“It’s a live program that communicates back to its master. It asks, where should I go? What should I do now? It’s really almost like a science fiction movie.”Iran claims Stuxnet and other computer viruses have done no serious harm to Iran’s nuclear or industrial facilities, and sees them as part of a campaign by Israel, the U.S. and their allies, which includes the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists, to undermine the Iranian nuclear program. Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories How men can have a healthy 2019 Kaspersky said the cyber espionage worm came to its attention after the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union asked it for help in finding a piece of malware that was deleting sensitive information across the Middle East. The company stumbled across Flame when searching for that other code, it said.The discovery of the Flame virus comes just days after talks between Iran and six world powers in Baghdad failed to persuade Tehran to freeze enrichment. A new round of nuclear talks is expected to take place in Moscow next month.Yaalon, the Israeli vice premier, told Army Radio on Tuesday that the talks in Iraq “yielded no significant achievement” except to let Iran buy time. He appeared to take a swipe at President Barack Obama by saying it might “even be in the interest of some players in the West to play for time.”Yaalon in the past expressed disappointment that the U.S. has delayed plans to expand sanctions against Iran, suggesting Washington was afraid the penalties would send oil prices soaring and hurt Obama’s re-election chances.____Diaa Hadid contributed to this report from Jerusalem.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Russian digital security provider Kaspersky Lab, which identified the virus, said in a release posted on its website late Monday that “the complexity and functionality of the newly discovered malicious program exceed those of all other cyber menaces known to date.”It said preliminary findings suggest the virus has been active since March 2010, but eluded detection because of its “extreme complexity” and the fact that only selected computers are being targeted. Flame’s primary purpose, it said, “appears to be cyber espionage, by stealing information from infected machines” and sending it to servers across the world.According to Kaspersky, the virus collected information not only in Iran, but also in Israel and the Palestinian territories, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Iran, however, was far and away the country most affected, it said.A unit of the Iranian communications and information technology ministry said only that it has produced an antivirus capable of identifying and removing the new malware. The Flame virus is the fourth known cyber attack on Iranian computer systems.Comments Tuesday by Israel’s vice premier did little to deflect suspicion about possible Israeli involvement in the latest attack. Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) – A Russian-based internet security firm says a powerful computer virus with unprecedented data-snatching capabilities has attacked machines in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East.Iran has not disclosed any damage done by the new spyware virus, dubbed “Flame.” Its origin has not been identified, but Israel’s vice premier fueled speculation that his country, known for its technological innovation and tireless campaign against Iran’s suspect nuclear program, unleashed it. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories “Whoever sees the Iranian threat as a significant threat is likely to take various steps, including these, to hobble it,” Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon told Army Radio. “Israel is blessed with high technology, and we boast tools that open all sorts of opportunities for us.”Israel, like the West, rejects Tehran’s claims that its nuclear program is designed to produce energy, not bombs. It considers Iran to be the greatest threat to its survival and repeatedly, if obliquely, threatened to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities if Tehran doesn’t abandon its uranium enrichment project, a key element of bomb making.Because Flame is so complex, was not designed to hack into bank accounts and doesn’t have the hallmarks of amateur hackers, Kaspersky has concluded that the research that went into the code was government-sponsored.The code offers no information that can tie Flame to any specific country, Kaspersky said in its release, but a company agent in Israel said “you could more or less put your finger on any Western nation.”There is no indication of what kind of material it stole, but “we know that the computers that were infected were computers with very sensitive information” because the virus can be modified to mine whatever information is sought, added Ilan Froimovici, technical director at Power Communications, Kaspersky’s representative in Israel. 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USPS reports 15B loss

first_imgAccording to its latest financial statement, which covers Jan. 1 through March 31, the Postal Service sent 420 million fewer pieces of mail compared to the same period last year. First-class mail fell by 2.1 percent and standard mail by 1.1 percent. But a 14.4 percent increase in shipping and package volume contributed to a slight uptick — 1.3 percent — in operating revenue.That $223 million increase in operating revenue, however, was tempered by high operating expenses. The Postal Service says it found some relief because of a decline in workers’ compensation cost that quarter. But the Postal Service said it’s still dealing with “higher compensation costs from growth in the labor-intensive shipping and package business, as well as higher retirement contribution rates” mandated by the government.“Shipping and package services are a key business driver. However, operating margins in this business are lower than in mailing services,” Joseph Corbett, the Postal Service’s chief financial officer, said in a statement. “And, while we’re pleased to see a small increase in controllable income, to improve our margins, we’ll need to make investments in our network infrastructure and delivery vehicles.” Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona The National Association of Letter Carriers said the figures show that the Postal Service is turning itself around because of an increase in “controllable income.” Controllable income excludes certain factors including a requirement that the Postal Service prefund retiree health benefits.If the retiree health benefit prefunding expense was excluded, the net loss would have been only $44 million. That would be compared to a loss of $447 million during the same period last year.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service on Friday reported a net loss of $1.5 billion during the first three months of this year, noting that while more people are using its shipping and package services, it’s costly to do and revenues from other products have declined.The Postal Service is an independent agency that receives no tax dollars for its day-to-day operations but is subject to congressional control. It has asked to end most Saturday deliveries, a request that was blocked by Congress amid opposition by postal unions and others. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories Top Stories Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

NEW YORK — Ron Chernow Doris Kearns Goodwin and W

first_img NEW YORK — Ron Chernow, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Walter Isaacson will be among the guests on a new television interview program, presented by the New-York Historical Society.The society announced Thursday that “New-York Historical Society Presents” premieres Sunday on WNET, a public television station in the New York area. Hosts include philanthropist David M. Rubenstein and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley.The society’s president and CEO, Louise Mirrer, said in a statement that the show would provide “timely, thought-provoking, and historically-based debate and discussion.”The Associated Press New TV program features interviews with Chernow, Goodwin by The Associated Press Posted Jan 31, 2019 6:31 am PDT This combination photo shows authors, from left, Ron Chernow at his home in the Brooklyn borough of New York on April 18, 2011, Doris Kearns Goodwin at the TIME 100 Gala celebrating the “100 Most Influential People in the World” in New York on April 23, 2013 and Walter Isaacson at his home in New York on Oct. 3, 2014. Chernow, Goodwin and Isaacson will be among the guests on a new television interview program, presented by the New-York Historical Society. The society announced Thursday, Jan. 30, 2019, that “New-York Historical Society Presents” premieres Sunday on WNET. (AP Photo) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more