Day: January 8, 2018

Several injured in Tallahassee car crash near Thomasville Road – WTXL ABC 27

WTXL ABC 27

Several injured in Tallahassee car crash near Thomasville Road
WTXL ABC 27
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The Tallahassee Police Department is responding to a two car crash near 1-10 and Thomasville Road. They say several individuals involved were taken to nearby hospitals. The Tallahassee Fire Department is also on scene. TPD
Three arrested in Tallahassee on drug chargesWCTV
TPD investigating Sunday morning shooting

all 6 news articles »

Firefighters tackle massive fire at North London paint factory as blaze is seen for miles around – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Firefighters tackle massive fire at North London paint factory as blaze is seen for miles around
Telegraph.co.uk
Firefighters are tackling a massive fire at a North London paint factory tonight as eyewitnesses reported seeing the blaze for miles around the city. London Fire Brigade advised locals living near the fire avoid the area and keep their doors and
Staples Corner fire: Firefighters tackle paint factory blazeBBC News
BREAKING: Huge blaze rips through warehouse in London as 90 firefighters tackle flamesDaily Star
Massive 'fireball' sparked by paint warehouse inferno lights up skies over LondonMirror.co.uk
Metro -Daily Mail -Express.co.uk -getwestlondon
all 12 news articles »

BioMarin’s chief calls hemophilia treatment results ‘extremely encouraging’ – CNBC

Bienaime spoke with CNBC at the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.

While the BioMarin chief did not address questions about the potential price of the gene therapy — called valoctocogene roxaparvovec — Bienaime did address the concerns broadly.

BioMarin has been having marked success in the space. Its treatment recently entered Phase 3 late-stage studies, which would support U.S. and European marketing applications.

Hemophilia A is a genetic disorder caused by a missing or defective clotting protein known as factor VIII, which can lead to excessive bleeding after an injury.

“The cure word is a big world, but I would say the data we just reported recently at the American Society of Hematology meeting in December is extremely encouraging,” Bienaime said. “We took patients that had less than 1 percent of factor VIII expression … to, for the vast majority of them in the kind of normal range, 50 to 150 percent expression.”

To be sure, while only a small number of patients have received the treatment to date, Bienaime said that such a dramatic increase in factor VIII expression allows patients to participate in physical activities otherwise deemed too dangerous for those living with the disease.

Brighton 2-1 Crystal Palace: Glenn Murray scores late winner but doubts surround use of VAR for ‘handball’ goal – Mirror.co.uk

Brighton made eight changes as Chris Hughton clearly feels Premier League survival is more important than the FA Cup.

Remarkably, Schlupp then hobbled off after 13 minutes, still feeling the effects of his tackle with Brown. Two players injured from a perfectly fair but full bloodied tackle, the two managers must have been cursing their bad luck.

It clearly showed that even video technology will not keep everyone happy.

Former Palace striker Glenn Murray got a last-gasp winner for Brighton – and from the sidelines it looked as if he used an arm to push the ball into the net.

Schelotto nearly created another after 40 minutes, his cross nearly turned in by Solly March but this time Hennessey was alert at his near post.

VAR Neil Swarbrick, watching from a TV studio, checked it and insisted the goal was onside and came off Murray’s knee.

Crystal Palace: Hennessey 5; Fosu-Mensah 6, Kelly 6, Delaney 6, Schlupp 5 (Souaré, 13, 5); McArthur 6, Riedewald 7, Townsend 6, Cabaye 5, van Aanholt 6; Sako 7.

Brighton missed a hatful of chances, Palace striker Bakary Sako got a wonder goal of an equaliser and yet Chris Hughton’s won football’s most unlikely local derby.

Brighton were the better team early on and went ahead after 25 minutes when Ezequiel Schelotto did well on the right, fed Stephens and the Brighton captain broke into the box and then blasted a shot past Hennessey.

Welcome to CES 2018 also known as Microsoft Cortana’s funeral – ZDNet

A year ago, Amazon’s Alexa everywhere strategy rolled out. At CES 2018 (see latest via CNET), Alexa’s footprint is expanding throughout the smart home and via partnerships.

Now Cortana may not disappear completely, but it’ll be more of a back-end enabling technology that will ride along with a set of artificial intelligence tools. But Cortana won’t be used as initially described. As Mary Jo Foley recently noted:

Cortana’s future has increasingly been looking shaky as a front-end assistant. To wit:

If Microsoft’s Cortana can’t win on a Windows PC where can it? At CES 2018, Amazon’s Alexa assistant is being added to Acer, Asus and HP systems with more likely to follow.

In any case, Cortana’s future needs to be outlined better. At first glance, it’s clear that Cortana is losing the digital assistant name game.

Simply put, Microsoft lacks the mobile, smart home and digital speaker footprint to provide touch points for Cortana.

Study: Minnesota, North Dakota in top five states to raise a family – Live

North Dakota ranks No. 1. in education, child care and social economics.

MINNEAPOLIS (KARE 11 / Live) — A new study by WalletHub ranks Minnesota and North Dakota among the top five states in the country to raise a family.

“But the report got one thing wrong: No other state holds a candle to Minnesota!”

“Minnesota’s great schools, excellent quality of life, and good work opportunities are some of the reasons why we have been rated the second best state for families,” Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said.

The study compared all 50 states on 42 key indicators of family friendliness — median family salary, housing affordability, unemployment rate, family fun, education, child care, health, safety and more.

Massachusetts tops the list, with New Hampshire third and Vermont fifth.

Minnesota and North Dakota rank in the top 20 for many of the key indicators, such as health and safety and low percentage of divorce.

Red Cross issues urgent call for blood and platelet donations – Daily Local News

Phoenixville

Jan. 28 2018: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Clarion at Exton, 815 N. Pottstown Pike

“Even temporary disruptions to blood and platelet donations can diminish the availability for hospital patients,” said Clifford Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services. “It’s the blood on the shelves that helps save lives in an emergency, and that’s why we’re asking eligible individuals to make an appointment to give blood or platelets today.”

West Chester Blood Donation Center

Jan. 16 2018: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., East Whiteland Township, 209 Conestoga Road

Friday – Sunday: 7:15 a.m. – 3 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Chester Springs

Jan. 29 2018: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Church of the Good Samaritan, 212 W. Lancaster Ave.

West Chester

Jacksonville death toll troubling, but there is hope – Florida Times-Union

Experts have said that for some younger men, turning to crime is a sign of hopelessness as they realize they have no future if it doesn’t involve crime, jail or death. For them, Williams said other options are being provided by groups, a “combination of outreach and enforcement.”

The sheriff said to expect results but be patient.

The victims were 114 males and 28 females. By race, 100 were black, 35 white, five Hispanic and two Asian. Sundays were the deadliest days with 26 victims. And once again, the ZIP Code with the highest number of homicides was 32209, with 26. That’s just over one of every four homicides in a part of the city bordered by Soutel Drive, Beaver Street, North Old Kings Road and West Moncrief Road, down slightly from 2016’s 28 of that year’s 120 homicides.

Curry said if experts suggest new programs that “make sense, we will move fast to get it in place.” Meanwhile, police have already brought a new face-to-face program on line to work with that “1 percent,” Williams said. Group Violence Intervention initiates face-to-face talks between officers and the estimated 800 men and women who are tracked in 40 gangs, warning them about the ramifications of their actions.

The mayor is frustrated, even “outraged,” he said.

“It’s going up. I don’t think people are intentionally killing children. And even people doing negative things are not intentionally trying to kill children, innocent victims because they don’t have a voice to where they are,” she said. “… It is just an incredibly sad byproduct of the violence, killings and tragedies in the community right now.”

Why Jimmy Kimmel Is Wary of Making Harvey Weinstein Jokes at the Oscars – PEOPLE.com

ABC/Jeff Lipsky

The 90th Academy Awards, hosted by Kimmel, airs March 4.

He explained, “I thought that was refreshing. Typically its about what’s on your body and I thought, at the very least, it was great to see people discussing something of significance. How can you argue that any of this is anything but good. It’s a good subject for people to take up.”

Speaking about Monday’s award show, Kimmel said, “More than anything, I thought the red carpet was very interesting because people were talking about something for once” — alluding to the TIME’S UP movement that dominated the night.

Kimmel said he appreciated Meyers’ testing the waters for him at the Golden Globes. “I do thank him for that litmus test,” he said, according to IndieWire. 

In his monologue, Meyers said it was time to address the “elephant not in the room.” (The 65-year-old disgraced movie mogul has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 60 women since The New York Times and The New Yorker documented decades of alleged sexual misconduct and sexual assault involving a number of women in detailed reports in October. A spokesperson for Weinstein previously told PEOPLE in a statement that “any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”)

The host of the 90th Academy Awards was on hand at the Television Critics Association press tour panel for the Oscars on Monday, a day after Seth Meyers took aim at Weinstein in his opening monologue as host of the Golden Globes.

RELATED: Women of Hollywood Attend Golden Globes Together in Support of the Time’s Up Movement

The Weeknd cuts ties with H&M, says he’s ‘deeply offended’ by photo – Globalnews.ca

Globalnews.ca

The Weeknd cuts ties with H&M, says he's 'deeply offended' by photo
Globalnews.ca
An undated photo of an advert for a hoodie by H&M. Clothing giant H&M has apologized Monday, Jan. 8, 2017, and removed an advertising image of a black model in a sweatshirt with the words “Coolest monkey in the jungle.’’ The brand removed the
H&M slammed for 'racist' ad of black child in 'monkey' hoodieDaily Star
H&M apologizes for showing black child wearing a 'monkey in the jungle' sweatshirtWashington Post
The Weeknd, 'deeply offended' by H&M ad of black child, cuts ties with retailerCBC.ca
Chron.com -RollingStone.com -Toronto Star -TIME
all 175 news articles »