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Youth overdose is grounds for secure care treatment pediatrician tells inquest

first_imgVICTORIA — A British Columbia pediatrician who treats children and youth struggling with substance abuse issues says he supports placing young people in treatment facilities against their will if they have suffered an overdose.Dr. Tom Warshawski told a coroner’s inquest into the death of 16-year-old Elliot Eurchuk that an overdose is a life and death situation where a young person is being controlled by the potentially deadly drugs and is not in control of their thinking.Warshawski says committing young people to secure treatment facilities where they cannot leave for a time period at least allows doctors to help clean the drugs out of their systems and open their minds to the possibility of future treatment.Eurchuk died of an overdose in 2018 about two months after he was forcefully admitted to a Victoria youth treatment ward following an overdose at hospital while undergoing treatment for a blood infection common to intravenous drug users.Eurchuk’s parents, Rachel Staples and Brock Eurchuk, have testified efforts to help their son were thwarted by medical privacy laws that permitted withholding information about the teen’s addiction issues.Warshawski says he is part of a working group that has provided recent research documents about secure care treatment for young people to B.C.’s Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions.Former B.C. provincial health officer Perry Kendall is scheduled to testify at the inquest.The inquest is expected to wrap up today after hearing from more than 40 witnesses over eight days.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


CWC 2018 Amazing comeback by Kashima Antlers

first_imgThe Japanese team came from behind to beat Guadalajara and will play Real Madrid in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup SemifinalsTo Japanese fans today was just like a dream. Their team Kashima Antlers was behind Club Deportivo Guadalajara 1-0 during the first half of the Quarterfinal of the FIFA Club World Cup.But their club was able to overcome all obstacles and ended up winning 3-2 at Hazza Bin Zayed stadium, to advance to the Semifinals where they will play against Real Madrid.The Mexican side known as Chivas scored after three minutes of the kick-off thanks to a great play by Isaac Brizuela who sent a cross to Angel Zaldivar, who just had to head the ball to the inside of the goal to put things 1-0.But 45 minutes later, nothing of importance happens in the game and the referee whistled the end of the first half.And just four minutes after the second half kick-off, Shoma Doi entered the Chivas area to send across to Ryota Nagaki, who scored to tie things up 1-1.Official: Barcelona agree deal for Japanese star Hiroki Abe Andrew Smyth – July 12, 2019 Barcelona have struck a deal with Kashima Antlers to sign the highly-rated Japanese star Hiroki Abe.Kashima Antlers got a penalty kick in their favor after Michael Pérez fouled Doi at the 68th-minute mark.Brazilian Serguinho shot the ball to the right side of goalkeeper Raúl Gudiño to put the Japanese side in the lead 2-1 for the first time in the game.And just six minutes before the end of the match. Hiroki Abe, who had just been subbed in, scored a beautiful goal for the 3-1.After 90 minutes of play, and with the help of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Technology, the referee gave Chivas a penalty after a foul over Jair Pereira.Alan Pulido scored from the penalty spot to put things 3-2, but that was not enough for Chivas who will now play against the loser of the match between Al Ain F.C. and Esperánce de Tunis.Japanese fans lineup for a photograph just before the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup match between Kashima Antlers and Mexican Club Deportivo Guadalajara. Photo by Manuel R. Medina / Ronaldo.comJapanese fans line up for a photograph just before the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup match between Kashima Antlers and Mexican Club Deportivo Guadalajara. Photo by Manuel R. Medina / Ronaldo.comlast_img read more


SDSU offering course on removing President Trump from office

first_imgSDSU offering course on removing President Trump from office February 28, 2018 Dan Plante, Updated: 2:52 PM Posted: February 28, 2018center_img Dan Plante Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Donald Trump, San Diego State University FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A San Diego State University course titled “Trump: Impeachment, Removal or Conviction?” has caught the attention of national conservative media outlets, but SDSU officials said the class isn’t actually focused on getting President Donald Trump out of office.The weekend-long, one-credit class will be offered in March as part of the criminal justice program in the university’s College of Extended Studies.San Diego State University’s course description reads:“Focus will be on the two constitutional grounds: impeachment and removal (25th Amendment), and the possible charges of the independent counsel, the powers of the president, a history of the creation of that office and the comparison of divine right and rule of law leadership, presidential impeachments, including Nixon’s de facto impeachment, practically limitless grounds for impeachment, presidential immunity from indictment, and grounds for impeachment, removal, or indictment covering: conflict of interests, foreign emoluments, climate change, racism, religious bias, improper influence, nepotism, and a host of crimes, including conspiracy, false statements, and obstruction of justice.”A story about the class first appeared on Campus Reform, a website that aims to “expose liberal bias on America’s campuses.” The article states the course is “dedicated exclusively to the topic of removing Donald Trump from office.”But university officials disputed that claim.“The course presents an overall framework of impeachment, removal or criminal investigation of a president and rather than focusing on President Trump, reviews all 19 impeachments in U.S. history,” according to the university.The spokeswoman stressed that the College of Extended Studies is a self-supported entity and the course is not funded through taxpayer dollars.One of the co-authors of the Campus Reform story questioned the veracity of the university’s statement.Brandon Jones, who is also president of the SDSU College Republicans, pointed to the course’s required reading as proof of its anti-Trump agenda.The lone assigned book, Allan Lichtman’s “The Case for Impeachment,” was written following Trump’s election and attempts to “lay out the reasons Congress could remove Trump from the Oval Office: his ties to Russia before and after the election, the complicated financial conflicts of interest at home and abroad, and his abuse of executive authority,” the back cover reads.“The bottom line is they’re offering a course with a clear agenda,” Jones said. “As far as not being funded by the taxpayers I’m not going to take their word for it.”Class instructor John Joseph Cleary could not be reached for comment.Representatives from SDSU issued the following response:On behalf of Joe Johnson, interim dean of the College of Extended Studies and Joyce Gattas, dean of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts,we would like to acknowledge those who have been offended by a course offered through the College of Extended Studies, an entity of San Diego State University. In retrospect, we realize the title of the course, “Trump: Impeachment, Removal, or Conviction?” is inconsistent with the course content described.  As a result, the title will be amended to accurately reflect this course offered now and for future offerings of this course.The course presents an overall framework of impeachment, removal, or criminal investigation of a president and rather than focusing on President Trump, reviews all 19 impeachments in U.S. history.  The one-unit, weekend class is not a requirement for graduation and is not paid for by state funds.SDSU’s College of Extended Studies operates as a self-support entity and as such, does not receive any taxpayer funds. To reiterate, this course, or any other Extended Studies course is not state funded.We have received overwhelming response to this story on the KUSI News Facebook page. You can read and add your own opinion to the post below.last_img read more




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US DOJ worried about 5G race asks for hearing if Qualcomms declared

first_img0:57 See It Verizon 5G speed test vs. 4G 0 Apple iPhone XS Qualcomm and the FTC battled in court in January. Shara Tibken/CNET The US Justice Department on Thursday asked for a hearing on Qualcomm’s possible punishment if a California judge agrees with the Federal Trade Commission and declares the chipmaker to be a monopoly — largely because it’s worried about competition in 5G.In a statement of interest filed in US District Court in San Jose, California, the DOJ’s antitrust division asked that “in the event that the court finds liability on any of the FTC’s claims, the court should order additional briefing and hold a hearing on issues related to a remedy.” The DOJ said that the court should carefully consider what remedy to carry out because it’s worried about the US’ position in the race to 5G.”There is a plausible prospect that an overly broad remedy in this case could reduce competition and innovation in markets for 5G technology and downstream applications that rely on that technology,” the US wrote. “Such an outcome could exceed the appropriate scope of an equitable antitrust remedy. Moreover, it has the distinct potential to harm rather than help competition.” Apple $999 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Phones Components See it Sprint Share your voice $999 Qualcomm-FTC lawsuit: Everything you need to know Apple and Qualcomm settle licensing dispute amid trial’s opening arguments Apple, Qualcomm will bring you a 5G iPhone — just not this year Intel says it will exit 5G phone modems just hours after Apple, Qualcomm settle $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It reading • US DOJ, worried about 5G race, asks for hearing if Qualcomm’s declared a monopoly Post a commentcenter_img Now playing: Watch this: Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? • The settlement reached last month between Apple and Qualcomm has raised questions about the FTC case. Apple was the FTC’s main example of a company harmed by Qualcomm’s business practices, and the two cases mirrored each other. Now that Apple and Qualcomm have resolved their problems, Huawei remains the only major company still fighting with Qualcomm over its licensing business.Apple in January 2017 had accused Qualcomm of anticompetitive practices that have raised chip prices, restricted competition and hurt customer choice. Qualcomm, the world’s biggest mobile chipmaker, had countered that the iPhone wouldn’t be possible without its technology, and it deserved to be paid for its innovation. Their deal, reached during opening arguments in their trial last month, includes a six-year licensing agreement and a multiyear chip supply pact.Partnering with Qualcomm is vital for Apple to eventually launch a 5G iPhone. Qualcomm is the only chipmaker in the US that has a working 5G modem. Its rivals include MediaTek of Taiwan, Huawei of China and Samsung of South Korea. Santa Clara, California-based Intel — whose only modem customer was Apple — was working on a 5G modem but said it abandoned its efforts hours after Apple and Qualcomm reached a settlement in their licensing dispute.After years of work on 5G networks, hyped as the life-changing foundation for augmented reality, telemedicine and other tech trends, the super-fast wireless technology is being rolled out. Carriers are turning on their networks, and virtually every major Android handset maker has touted plans to launch a 5G device this year. The vast majority of those devices will use 5G modems from Qualcomm.The US has long prioritized being the leader in 5G, which has the potential to change the way we live.Originally published May 2 at 6:34 p.m. PT.Update May 8 at 1:13 p.m. PT: Adds FTC comment.  See All Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Best Buy The US stressed, though, that it hasn’t taken a position on the merits of the FTC’s claims.Qualcomm declined to comment. The FTC said, “We believe we presented a strong case that Qualcomm violated the antitrust laws, and if the court rules in our favor we look forward to a discussion of remedies.” The US Federal Trade Commission two years ago accused Qualcomm of operating a monopoly in wireless chips, forcing customers like Apple to work with it exclusively and charging excessive licensing fees for its technology. The case went to trial Jan. 4, with executives from tech’s biggest companies testifying about Qualcomm’s licensing practices. The FTC and Qualcomm presented their closing arguments Jan. 29, and they’ve since been waiting for Judge Lucy Koh to issue a verdict. At the same time, the two sides continue to negotiate a possible settlement. Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Boost Mobile See also $999 See It Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Tags Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Qualcomm 5G Apple FTClast_img read more


Rajshahi man kills self after killing wife

first_imgA man allegedly killed self after killing his wife over family feud at Pakuria village in Bagha upazila in Rajshahi on Thursday, reports UNB.The deceased are Abdul Mannan, 48, and his wife Kajali Begum, 44, of the village.Quoting family members, Bagha police station officer-in-charge Rezaul Hasan Reza said hearing Kajalis screaming, her mother-in-law and her son rushed to their room and found her critically sick around 3am.Later, she was taken to Bagha Health Complex where physicians declared her dead.Hours after the incident, Mannan committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree beside his house.On information, police recovered the bodies around 9am and sent those to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.Sabbir Hossian, son of the deceased, said his father strangled his mother to death following family feud. Later he committed suicide.last_img read more


DMP chief promises action against cops for assaulting journos

first_imgAsaduzzaman MiaDhaka metropolitan police commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia on Tuesday said action will be taken against those who involved in assaulting two journalists. He also said the police were collecting report in city’s Naya Paltan area on Monday, reports UNB.The DMP boss came up with the assurance while talking to reporters who went to the DMP headquarters for submitting a memorandum protesting the incident.Terming the incident as undesirable, Asaduzzaman Mia said, “After investigation, action will be taken against those involved in the attack.”Earlier in the day, a number of journalists formed a human chain in front of the DMP commissioner’s office and later submitted a memorandum to the DMP commissioner protesting the attack on two journalists.Kamruzzaman Khan, former general secretary of the Crime Reporters Association of Bangladesh (CRAB), Morsalin Nomani, former general secretary of Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU), its former president Abu Darda Zubair and executive member of Dhaka Union of Journalist Golam Mostafa, among others, took part at the human chain.On Monday, Arman Kaisar, a reporter and camera person Manik of private TV channel ‘Bangla TV’ went to cover a report of a protest programme orgainsed by Dhaka South unit of BNP in front of the party headquarters.At one stage, deputy commissioner Anwar Hossain of Motijheel division physically assaulted the two journalists.last_img read more


Harris County Tax AssessorCollector Calls For Fresh Appraisal Of FloodDamaged Properties

first_img 00:00 /01:49 Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan Tuesday called for a fresh appraisal for properties damaged in last month’s flood. Sullivan was one of the lead witnesses at a state senate hearing on property tax reform, held at the University of Houston.“It might be a good idea to conduct a reappraisal now in Harris County due to the recent floods,” he said. “We’ve had homeowners, commercial properties, multifamily [residential properties] all devastated all over the county in various parts. And it’s a discussion item that certainly should be evaluated.”Such a reappraisal could lower the tax bill for flood-damaged properties. Harris County Chief Appraiser Sands Stiefer, who also testified, said roughly 3,300 property owners have reported flood damage.“Those are in subdivisions that involve tens of thousands of properties,” Stiefer said, “and so part of that would be looking to be sure the ones that didn’t call 311, or the ones that didn’t get noticed, to be sure that we got those.”It’s unclear how much of that the county could accomplish, given that this year’s appraisals have already gone out. But Mike Olivares, chief operating officer of real estate appraisal firm O’Connor and Associates, says there might be an alternative.“That would simply be to take into consideration the damage and loss of value that’s taken place due to the flooding into the protest and hearing cycle, which really goes underway after May 31, which is, for the most part, the property tax protest filing deadline for most taxpayers,” Olivares says.The Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform and Relief has been holding hearings throughout Texas over the course of 2016. Houston’s hearing was the fifth stop on the tour. Share Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more


Wearable display meets blindfold test for sensing danger

first_img More information: — www.vmateevitsi.com/— www.evl.uic.edu/core.php?mod=4&type=3&indi=474— Research paper (PDF): www.evl.uic.edu/files/pdf/Spid … SenseCameraReady.pdfvia Newscientist Glove designers plan messaging path for deaf-blind (Phys.org)—Researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago have developed a special set of body modules that provide wearers with extra-sensory perception as to who or what is nearby. The design could help the blind navigate safely or even support cyclists or drivers as additional safety support in traffic. Called SpiderSense, this is a wearable display that can pick up ultrasonic reflections from objects. SpiderSense can also allow the wearer, even if eyes are closed, to navigate. Modules are distributed across the suit to give the wearer as near to 360-degree ultrasound coverage as possible. The system modules can scan the environment; they are controlled through a Controller Box. The box carries the power source, the electronics and the system logic. The modules and the Controller Box are connected by means of ten pin ribbon cables. The researchers said that, in the future, this could be replaced by a wireless Bluetooth connection.Does their concept work? In one experiment, students on campus were asked to stand outside, blindfolded, and feel for approaching attackers. Each wearer had ninja cardboard throwing stars. If the test subject sensed someone approaching, then that participant was asked to use the stars. “Ninety five per cent of the time they were able to sense someone approaching and throw the star at them,” Mateevitsi said. Citation: Wearable display meets blindfold test for sensing danger (2013, February 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-wearable-blindfold-danger.html While experiments showed success in outdoor environments, results of indoor testing were not as successful, where sensor modules overwhelmed the user with tactile feedback.The team intends to further develop the gear by adding more sensors. They suggest several practical applications. The gear could help the vision-impaired get around more easily, and they plan to start trials with the visually impaired. Another application might be as compensating support for the hearing-impaired. Still another could be as a supplementary aid in spatial awareness. They said that bicyclists, for example, could have one sensor on each forearm facing outwards and two sensors on their back, being aware of passing or incoming traffic.Their paper will be presented at the Augmented Human International Conference in Stuttgart, Germany, on March 7. SpiderSense on a blindfolded user. Credit: Victor Mateevitsicenter_img Positioning of Sensor Modules and Controller Box. Credit: Victor Mateevitsi © 2013 Phys.org The researchers behind SpiderSense define it as a wearable device that projects the wearer’s near environment on the skin. The suit gives the user a special directional awareness of surrounding objects. They have explored a scenario where multiple sites over the body, rather than just hands, are fitted with transducers. These transducers relay information about the wearer’s environment into tactile sensations. As the researchers noted, sensory receptors that cover the skin provide opportunities for conveying alerts and messages. They set about to design a wearable device that could also relay alerts and messages. When the ultrasound detects someone moving closer to the microphone, the arms exert increased pressure on the body. The SpiderSense design and experiment results are presented in their paper, “Sensing the Environment Through SpiderSense,” by Victor Mateevitsi, Brad Haggadone, Jason Leigh, Brian Kunzer, and Robert V. Kenyon. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more