Inmate death reviews delayed
first_imgBut OIR officials said the reviews are insufficient to allow managers to identify potential system failures, such as improper diagnoses of physical and mental illnesses, inadequate row checks or inattention by jailers. “What we also found is that if you don’t address these problems up front, it will end up causing a problem on the back end,” Gennaco said. “If this review doesn’t occur in a timely and meaningful way, unfortunately, many of these cases will result in lawsuits.” The report notes that deputy-involved shootings numbered 57 in 2004 and dropped to 49 last year, when 28 of those shootings resulted in the death or wounding of a suspect. Incidents in which many shots were fired – such as one in Compton last year when deputies fired 120 rounds into a vehicle – have also reached highs: up from 12 in 2001 to 15 last year. In some instances over the past few years, deputies involved in shootings met as a group at sheriff’s stations with their attorneys before talking to investigators, Gennaco said. “The main problem with the practice is that, in a worst-case scenario, it would facilitate the cover-up of a bad shooting by allowing deputies to `get their stories straight’ prior to making an official statement,” Gennaco wrote. He said the practice raises a “specter of impropriety,” although he didn’t discover any actual attempts by deputies to cover up a wrongful shooting. On Nov. 1, the department instituted a policy that forbids the practice. The Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs is challenging the ban in court. “We felt the department had an obligation to meet and confer on this issue, and they didn’t fulfill that obligation,” association President Steve Remige said. “They just unilaterally implemented the policy.” troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’“Those death reviews were being delayed months and sometimes years. … It was clear to the OIR that any review … that happens 974 days after the death cannot be a meaningful review,” Gennaco said. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said the department is trying to reduce the backlog and time it takes to investigate. “We have two internal death reviews of the same incident prior to the final death review,” Whitmore said. “They look at it, examine it, and then they have another one to follow up to see if there is anything that needs to be done. And then they have the final one. And it’s the final one that has been taking so long.” State law requires that all inmate deaths be investigated, and sheriff’s Custody Support Services deputies collect and review arrest records, custody history and medical documents. A synopsis of the findings is presented at a meeting of custody managers. Sheriff’s Department reviews of Los Angeles County Jail inmate deaths are averaging longer than a year each and sometimes even take several years, according to a report released Wednesday on the growing backlog of cases. The average time between an inmate’s death and completion of a review rose from 234 days in 2003 to more than 370 days last year, according to the report by the Office of Independent Review. Each year, about 37 inmates die – most of them from natural causes. Michael Gennaco, chief attorney for the Office of Independent Review, said a death review should take about 90 days, but some have taken as long as 600 days – completed so late that a statute of limitations then blocked disciplining any personnel involved. last_img
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Vivianne Miedema among three Arsenal players in WSL Team of the Year

first_img Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REVEALED ADVICE REVEALED huge blow Arsenal are four points clear of second-placed Manchester City with two games to play and could be crowned champions at Brighton on Sunday.Gunners captain Little has contributed eight goals and five assists in 12 matches for Joe Montemurro’s side, while Switzerland international Walti has enjoyed an impressive debut season in England following last summer’s move from German club Turbine Potsdam.Continental Cup winners City and reigning WSL champions Chelsea – who could reach the Women’s Champions League final on Sunday – also have three players each in the team.England trio Steph Houghton, Demi Stokes and Nikita Parris are the City players selected, while Hannah Blundell, Ji So-yun and Erin Cuthbert make up the Blues contingent. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions shining Miedema has enjoyed a fine season in front of goal for Arsenal Sheffield United vs Ipswich (Saturday, 5:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Brighton vs Newcastle (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTNorwich vs Blackburn (Saturday, 7:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Leeds United vs Aston Villa (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2Coventry vs Shrewsbury (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2 LIVE ON talkSPORT REPLY talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Striker Parris, who became the highest goalscorer in WSL history in November, is Miedema’s only realistic challenger for the golden boot after registering 16 times in 18 outings. Captain Houghton and fellow defender Stokes have contributed to eight clean sheets for Nick Cushing’s unbeaten FA Cup finalists.Chelsea defender Blundell has been an important part of the division’s tightest defence, which has conceded only 12 times in 18 games. Forward Cuthbert has chipped in with six goals and four assists for Emma Hayes’ third-placed side, with South Korea midfielder So-yun contributing five goals and two assists.Bristol City goalkeeper Sophie Baggaley and Birmingham’s Aoife Mannion complete the team.center_img LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Title-chasing Arsenal have three players in the 2019 PFA Women’s Super League Team of the Year, including prolific Netherlands forward Vivianne Miedema.The division’s top scorer, who has struck 21 times and provided nine assists in 18 appearances to lead the Gunners to the brink of their first title since 2012, is joined in the XI by midfield team-mates Kim Little and Lia Walti. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 1 no dice tense BEST OF gameday cracker Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ever-present England Under-23 keeper Baggaley has produced a string of player-of-the-match performances for City this campaign.Consistent Blues defender Mannion, meanwhile, is one of four players selected for the second successive season, along with Stokes, Blundell and So-yun.The players will be honoured at the PFA’s annual awards ceremony in London on Sunday, April 28.PFA Women’s Super League 1 Team of the Year 2019: Sophie Baggaley (Bristol City), Hannah Blundell (Chelsea), Aoife Mannion (Birmingham), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Ji So-yun (Chelsea), Kim Little (Arsenal), Lia Walti (Arsenal), Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea), Nikita Parris (Manchester City), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal).last_img read more

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Stranraer 2-0 Brechin: Gibson shines as Stranraer overcome Brechin

first_imgRock-bottom Brechin were beaten again as Willie Gibson’s free-kick secured Stranraer a 2-0 victory.Brechin striker Andy Jackson had the first noteworthy chance of the game but he hooked his shot inches wide.David Weatherston had the ball in the net for the visitors but he was ruled offside while at the other end Andy Stirling’s run and shot brought a decent save from Graeme Smith with Craig Malcolm and Jamie Longworth ready to pounce.Stranraer broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time, with Stirling sweeping home the rebound after Gibson had stung the palms of Smith. Scott Robertson forced the first save of the second half from Smith with a powerful drive but the home side did double their advantage through Gibson’s superb free-kick.Substitute Luciano Nequecaur almost made it three late on and Ryan Thomson had a shot cleared off the line but Stranraer had to settle for 2-0.last_img read more

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Why You Should Network ASAP #ClaireShares

first_imgThe summer in between graduating high school and starting college, my Dad “made me” take a summer job with a friend of his at a local non-profit in Buffalo. I would be helping out while someone was on leave by filing, stuffing envelopes, mailing new hire packets, answering incoming calls, taking meeting minutes, you name it. I came in every day and did what I was asked to. After a few weeks, I learned that if I listened to everything going on around me, and then offered to help/meet a need, it made everyone’s day. By the end of the summer I was helping with scheduling interviews, sitting in on interviews and taking notes and helping with event planning. At the end of the summer, I left with a recommendation letter. I thought that piece of paper was a million bucks!Why was this experience so important? It instilled in me the need to build relationships and do a great job/leave a positive impression on each person I interacted with. It also gave me a letter/contact I used to get my first “official” internship a couple years later! Are you starting off in/looking to change your career and don’t have the network or experience you need to get where you want to be?SAY YES (if you can!)- If offered an opportunity that may get you a step closer to work in your desired field, gain skills you may need for your future, or will introduce you to people who may be able to get you a step closer, take it. It may not be exactly what you want to do, but that experience will pay off.Know your professors and career services offices. By going up to my professors after class to get to know them and make sure I stood out (I went to a huge state college) I was connected to new opportunities! My career services office went above and beyond to help me find opportunities. Why did they help me so much? I took ownership of the process. I wasn’t just asking them for something. I was always positive, energetic, responded to their emails timely, and was grateful. This plays a huge part in whether someone will help you. It’s never too late to connect with these resources.Create a LinkedIn profile!What else can you do to network?If you have a LinkedIn profile, now is the time to GET ACTIVE. Send connection requests to classmates, alumni, professionals in your desired field in your area, etc. Send thoughtful connection notes and ask for a short meeting, or their insight. Do not just ask for a job. Remember you need to build that relationship first. (Don’t underestimate the power of Twitter for professional networking too!)Get out there IN PERSON. I know this is hard, but make it to events in your area. There are plenty of free/cheap networking events you can find in your area. Find professional affiliation groups. People have to know you to be able to tell you about opportunities, other contacts they have, etc!Remember, you can network anywhere! Volunteer for your local community organization? Take your kids to daycare? You never know who knows who. People will remember that you made an effort to introduce yourself and get to know them.So why should you network ASAP? Establish, build and maintain positive relationships to GROW personally and professionally!last_img read more

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Part III. Oh, the Places You’ll Go…

first_imgJust as you would any important project, you’re about to invest time, allocated budget, and other resources into building what you hope will be an effective awareness program – one that will surely impact associate behavior with the desired outcome.Whether it’s shrink reduction, accident prevention, emergency preparedness, or any other systemic function you’re hoping to improve, the last thing that you want is a program that doesn’t get the traction (or reaction) you desire. Or even worse, for the program to be tabled during a later budget review due to a perceived lack of interest or poor performance.It all comes down to asking yourself, “What do I need to be aware of in order to launch a successful awareness program here?” In Part I of this series we talked about gaining the appropriate partnerships. In Part II, we focused on canvassing the intended audience. Today we turn our attention to choosing the right delivery method.- Sponsor – Consider Your Communication VehicleWe live in a digital age when many are opting out of receiving paper bills and voice calls and opting in to receiving email and text notifications. This has brought about a trend of communicating in bite-size pieces of information, a means by which studies show recipients are more likely to mentally digest.Does this mean your audience would be better suited to receiving communication digitally? Or would your workforce be better off with something associates can see, feel, and touch as they go about their everyday work because the environment allows for it (large open wall spaces, employee breakrooms that have places to sit and read, etc.)?Here’s where you need to investigate your organization’s communication infrastructure:Can you host something on your company portal?Does your audience have intranet/internet access?Do you have a Bring Your Own Device policy, which would allow an associate to access program materials or participate in a rewards program through a play-to-win texting scenario?Remember: No matter your technological advantages or limitations, there is likely a solution, whether print, digital, or a perfect blend of both, i.e. interactive print. It’s all about communicating in the right way, at the right time, with the right tools – and that starts with a little awareness of your own.So go out there and get aware.See Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Is It Art? You Decide On ARTorNOT

first_imgRelated Posts ARTorNOT users sign up for the site with their Twitter accounts. Users click through photos and rate the “art” on a scale of 1-10, and then tweet those “artworks” out to the world. Twitter, a more public-facing forum than Facebook, is a natural fit for ARTorNOT. This is one way it could become more accessible to a wider, non-Art World audience. ARTorNOT also utilizes a Twitter bot that grabs all searches for #artornot hashtag, and posts those to the app. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout ARTorNOT is a user ratings-powered knock-off of trashy meat market site HotOrNot.com. Acting as both parody and social commentary, ARTorNOT asks its users to decide if the content they look at for maybe three seconds is “art.” The site itself raises more philosophically inclined questions about who ultimately decides what “art” is – the Internet user, the curator, the critic or the artist. “‘What is’ and ‘what isn’t’ art is subjective. Hopefully ARTorNOT will offer insight to artists who would like to know what the internet thinks,” co-creator Ryder Ripps tells us. “Like HOTorNOT, all that matters is if you know you’re hot, the rating doesn’t really matter…we all know who is and isn’t hot…we would like to now discover if this applies to art.”ARTorNOT is a project of OKFoc.us, a company founded in September by New York-based creative technologist Jonathan Vingiano and artist Ryder Ripps.HotOrNot.com was founded in 2000 by Silicon Valley-based engineers James Hong and Jim Young. They sold it to Avid Life Media for $20 million in February 2008. It still exists today, though chances are you’ve probably forgotten about it. The current version of HotOrNot lives on the original site and on Facebook as an app. If you decide to “Like” the app on Facebook, it will show up in your friends’ news tickers. alicia eler Does ARTorNOT have the potential to expand beyond the Art World? “I think an ARTorNOT API would be pretty funny,” says Vingiano. “We may add integration with other social networks in the future.”If you’re curious, add your own content to the site. Just don’t be sad if the Internet decides that it’s not art. center_img 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#art#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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Marketing Day: TV analytics, conversational UI & online holiday retail sales forecasts

first_img HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: TV analytics, conversational UI & online holiday retail sales forecasts Posted on 29th September 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Are your TV analytics just ‘good enough?’ 8 signs it’s time for an upgradeSep 28, 2017 by Alison LohseThe challenges of TV measurement abound. Columnist Alison Lohse believes marketers shouldn’t have to settle for “good enough” to understand how TV is performing, but should instead look toward TV attribution as the answer.The non-developer’s guide to reducing WordPress load times up to 2 seconds (with data)Sep 28, 2017 by Tom DemersWondering where to start with page speed improvements? Columnist Tom Demers shares how he tackled page speed improvements on several WordPress sites without (much) input from a developer.The fallacy of choice: How conversational UIs are altering the marketing landscapeSep 28, 2017 by Malcolm CoxColumnist Malcolm Cox discusses how conversational UI is impacting marketing and why simplifying the customer experience is the only way forward.SEO content strategy: How to grow visits by 300% in one yearSep 28, 2017 by Andrew DennisCreating great content isn’t enough to achieve great SEO results in and of itself. As columnist Andrew Dennis demonstrates, there is a lot that goes into a truly effective content strategy.Online holiday sales projected to reach $129B this year, up 12% over 2016 [Forrester]Sep 28, 2017 by Amy GesenhuesAccording to recent reports from Forrester Research Inc., two out of five consumers will spend more this holiday season than they did last year.Salesforce opens up its second-party data marketplaceSep 28, 2017 by Barry LevineData Studio, which had been restricted to Salesforce subscribers, now allows anyone to buy, sell or trade customer data.Taboola adds a third-party data marketplaceSep 28, 2017 by Barry LevineThe New York City-based company says this is the first of its kind for a content discovery service.Publishers need a new definition of UX: From ‘user experience’ to ‘user expectation’Sep 28, 2017 by Casey WuestefeldIf advertisers want to combat ad blocking, they need to start thinking of user expectation as the new UX and considering how that translates to native formats, believes contributor Casey Wuestefeld.Nielsen buys multitouch attribution provider Visual IQSep 28, 2017 by Barry LevineThe new purchase improves Nielsen’s ability to handle large datasets and offers new data from advertisers, publishers and retailers.CMO audit series, Part 5: The rise of digital assistantsSep 28, 2017 by Scott RaydenAs digital assistants become more pervasive, how will marketers adapt? Columnist Scott Rayden outlines the steps you can take to help your brand stay ahead of this emerging trend.Snapchat rolls out Sponsored 3D World Lenses, bringing its AR format to advertisersSep 28, 2017 by Tim PetersonBud Light and Warner Bros. are the first brands to run campaigns that allow people to insert branded 3D objects within their Snapchat posts.Wiser Solutions combines retail analytics with e-commerce solutions, aiming to be a one-stop shopSep 28, 2017 by Amy GesenhuesWiser president Andy Ballard gives more insight into the company formed from the recent merger of Quad Analytix and Mobee.CSEs will compete head-on with Google Shopping in EU search resultsSep 28, 2017 by Ginny MarvinTo provide “equal treatment” in the ad auction, Google Shopping will operate as a separate business unit bidding against Comparison Shopping Engines.Online Marketing News From Around The Web:AnalyticsGoing Beyond Canned Insights: Using Interactive Behavioral Analytics to Understand your Audience, MarTech AdvisorHow to Show Value to Your Clients Through Digital Marketing Measurement, Constant ContactBusiness IssuesApple Music’s Long Game: Why Jimmy Iovine Thinks They’re ‘Not Even Close’ to Success With Streaming, BillboardMicrosoft becomes a sponsor of the Open Source Initiative, TechCrunchPropaganda flowed heavily into battleground states around election, study says, The Washington PostContent Marketing6 Steps to Monetize Your Content Using Paywalls, MarTech AdvisorTake a Deep Dive into Comprehensive Content Marketing Strategy, CopybloggerThe 2 Most Important Stats from Our 2018 B2B Content Marketing Research Report, in 1 Glorious Chart, Ann HandleyE-Commerce3 marketing predictions for the 2017 holiday season, My EmmaChoosing a hosted ecommerce platform: A guide to the alternatives to Magento 2, EconsultancyVoice, mobile and e-commerce to drive healthy holiday shopping season, Retail DiveEmail MarketingHow to Make the Most Out of Email GIFs, MailChimp BlogMarketers Are Seeing an Increase in Email Marketing Performance, KoMarketingOctober 2017 Email Ideas, Movable Ink BlogInternet Marketing IndustryAdobe Enhances Retailers’ Workflows to Power Personalization, AdobeMoxie Launches Kbot: a Knowledge Bot to Accelerate Ecommerce Without Human Assistance, Business WireDoubleDutch Acquires Eventgrid; Names Bryan Parker Chief Executive Officer, Lawrence Coburn Chief Strategy Officer, Market WiredMarTech17 Really Useful Digital Marketing Tools, MarketingProfsBeware the Many Dangers of Blind Technology Adoption, CMS WireThe Oktober Fest of Martech: How to Plan B2B Events that Count, MarTech AdvisorMobile/Local Marketing10 Underrated Local Review Sites You Overlooked, Local Visibility SystemCan the New Scroll Subscription Service Help Embattled Local Publishers?, Street FightFive new and innovative examples of augmented reality in retail apps, EconsultancySocial Media4 Vital Tips on Managing Your Social Media During a Rebranding, Search Engine JournalConsumer Complaints on Social Media: Calling Out Brands, MarketingProfsVideoFacebook Live Case Study: See How You Can Boost Niche Traffic & Sales – Super Fast!, Click NewzStudio 71: How Video Multichannel Networks Fight To Break Through The Noise, AdExchangerUtilizing Social Media Live Videos, CopyPressedFrom our sponsors: Marketing Day: TV analytics, conversational UI & online holiday retail sales forecasts Marketing Day: TV analytics, conversational UI & online holiday retail sales forecastsYou are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

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Incoming Director of NIH’s Basic Science Institute Withdraws

first_imgThe new director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences has withdrawn for personal reasons 1 week before he was to join the institute. Chris Kaiser, a cell biologist and chair of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, was to start at the $2.4 billion institute on 30 April. But on Monday, he told National Institutes of Health Principal Deputy Director Lawrence Tabak that he would not take the position. Tabak’s two-sentence e-mail to NIGMS acting director Judith Greenberg reads: “Chris Kaiser sent me a note today indicating that, with regret, for personal reasons he has decided to withdraw his candidacy for director of NIGMS. Please share with your staff as appropriate.” Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) Kaiser told ScienceInsider last fall that his priorities for the fourth largest NIH institute included maintaining basic research grants despite tight budgets and continuing a blog where NIGMS leaders explain funding policies. He also wanted to bring new ideas for recruiting minorities to science to the institute’s training programs. Greenberg, who took over when NIGMS Director Jeremy Berg left last July, will continue as acting director. Early this year, the institute reorganized to absorb programs from the disbanded National Center for Research Resources. NIGMS spokesperson Ann Dieffenbach said that the institute did not yet know if the same search committee that identified Kaiser as a candidate would reconvene for a new search, or if a new committee would be formed.last_img read more

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India Might Get Fillip in Slowing UK Trade Post Brexit

first_imgBritain is likely to explore direct bilateral trade agreements with India which could impart a fillip to sluggish UK-India trade ties after the UK’s exit from the European Union. Related Itemslast_img

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Trump met with prominent anti-vaccine activists during campaign

first_imgThis past August, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke with prominent proponents of the discredited link between vaccines and autism, including disbarred British physician Andrew Wakefield, at a fundraiser in Florida.Trump chatted with a group of donors that included four antivaccine activists for 45 minutes, according to accounts of the meeting, and promised to watch Vaxxed, an antivaccine documentary produced by Wakefield, the senior author of a now retracted 1998 Lancet study linking autism to the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Trump also expressed an interest in holding future meetings with the activists, according to participants. The Trump transition team did not respond to requests to confirm the content of the 11 August event.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)“There was a concentrated opportunity to discuss autism” with Trump, says Mark Blaxill, one of the participants. Blaxill is executive director of XLP Capital, a technology investment firm with offices in New York City and Boston, and editor-at-large of the Age of Autism website, which says it gives “voice to those who believe autism is an environmentally induced illness, that it is treatable, and that children can recover.”Gary Kompothecras, a chiropractor and Trump donor from Sarasota, Florida, and Jennifer Larson, a Minnesota-based technology entrepreneur, confirmed to ScienceInsider that they were also at the event.Earlier this week, on Age of Autism, Larson wrote: “Now that Trump won, we can all feel safe in sharing that Mr Trump met with autism advocates in August. He gave us 45 minutes and was extremely educated on our issues. Mark stated ‘You can’t make America great with all these sick children and more coming’. Trump shook his head and agreed. He heard my son’s vaccine injury story. Andy told him about Thompson and gave him Vaxxed. Dr Gary ended the meeting by saying ‘Donald, you are the only one who can fix this’. He said ‘I will’. We left hopeful. Lots of work left to do.”Trump is no stranger to the anti-vaccine movement. He has suggested in interviews, tweets and during debates that he sees some link between childhood vaccinations and autism, despite the lack of any scientific evidence supporting such a link. (The U.S. Institute of Medicine concluded in a 2014 report that there is no link, adding that the current vaccine schedule for children should be left as it is.) “Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn’t feel good and changes – AUTISM,” Trump tweeted in 2014. “Many such cases!”As president, Trump will have the authority to appoint a number of influential public health officials, including the surgeon general, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the head of the Food and Drug Administration. It is not clear how any views he holds on vaccination might influence his appointments or administration policies.Wakefield, who was barred from practicing medicine in the United Kingdom after authorities concluded he had committed “professional misconduct” and now lives in Austin, did not respond to a request for comment.last_img read more

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