RSNA 2019 receives13,419 abstract submissions

first_imgRSNA 2019 receives13,419 abstract submissions MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Read Article By EH News Bureau on April 25, 2019 ChicagoradiologyRSNA 2019 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Add Comment News Radiology Comments (0) The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Attendees can expect new research in all aspects of radiology during RSNA 2019, to be held in Chicago from December 1-6Abstract submissions for RSNA 2019 hit an all-time high with 13,419 submissions received.According to RSNA website, the large number of abstract submissions will provide RSNA 2019 meeting attendees with wide-ranging opportunities to learn at the world’s largest radiology conference, to be held December 1-6, 2019 at McCormick Place, Chicago.RSNA is the premier meeting to present the best science and education in medical imaging. Each year, more than 50,000 participants attend the annual meeting to learn the latest in radiologic education, research and technologic innovation. WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Related Posts Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Sharelast_img read more

Ready to give DJ the green jacket? You never know what can happen Sunday at Augusta

first_imgAUGUSTA, Ga. – Internally it’s called “inside the bamboo,” which is shorthand for the sprawling property that includes Augusta National’s iconic course and clubhouse, where time seems to stand still. Scoreboards at the Masters are still manually operated and egg-salad sandwiches will set you back $1.50. “Inside the bamboo” is a window back to simpler times. Outside of the bamboo. nothing feels right – not in 2020 – but within the manicured walls of the outsized hedges that ring the property, there is order. Not complete, unquestioned order, that’s not happening at a November Masters. But there are bedrocks that neither a pandemic nor politics can shake. That the golf world even made it to Augusta National this year is a testament to the tournament’s enduring agelessness. Unlike other sports, the only consideration when it came to playing the 2020 Masters was the competition – not TV contracts or revenue streams or anything else. And it’s that competition that ultimately separates life inside and outside the bamboo. 84th Masters Tournament: Full-field scores | Full coverage With an alarmingly few exceptions, the Masters produces compelling finishes and although Dustin Johnson appears determined to be a ginormous exception, the course will have the final say. The world No. 1 will take a four-shot advantage into the final round thanks to a brilliant 65 on Saturday to separate himself from the field. The 72-hole scoring record at the Masters is 18 under par, set by Tiger Woods in 1997 and matched by Jordan Spieth in ’15. DJ is at 16 under – tying the 54-hole Masters record (Spieth, ’15) – and doesn’t appear to be in protect mode with 18 holes to play. But even if DJ runs away from the field on his way to Butler Cabin – it’s worth noting that he’s held at least a share of the 54-hole lead 21 times in his PGA Tour career with a 10-11 record – there’s still a measure of normalcy in his domination. In Johnson’s last six starts he’s finished T-2 (Houston Open), T-6 (U.S. Open), first (Tour Championship), second (BMW Championship), first (The Northern Trust) and T-2 (PGA Championship). Mixed in amid that ruthless dominance was a bout with COVID-19 and an extended trip to the IR. DJ: ‘I’m very comfortable standing over the golf ball right now’ DJ hasn’t won a green jacket, but most agree he’d look good in one. His distance, towering ball flight and this week’s putting performance has turned the soft layout into a par 67, with apologies to Bryson DeChambeau. “I would say the game is in really, really good form right now. Very similar to what it was back in 2017,” said Johnson, who is the first player with two rounds of 65 or better at the same Masters. “It’s just very consistent. I feel like I’ve got a lot of control of what I’m doing, controlling my distance well with my flight and my shape. I’m very comfortable standing over the golf ball right now, and obviously that’s a really good feeling.” That’s not to say there aren’t variations on this isolated norm and some of those differences can be jarring, like the utter lack of atmosphere at a place that’s been built on buzz. Late Saturday, as Johnson’s group rounded Amen Corner, the only backdrop was a smattering of applause from a handful of volunteers and club members and the hum of an overhead drone. There will be a hole in Sunday’s canvas. “It’s a different challenge. It’s still a brilliant challenge, it’s just a different challenge to April, which is what this whole week has really been about. But it’s still the Masters,” Paul Casey said. Chamblee: DJ’s third round closest ever to statistical perfection This week’s low scoring, which includes Johnson’s record pace and featured the lowest cut (even par) in Masters’ history, is also a standard deviation. Thursday’s storm that forced officials into catchup mode opened the door for aggressive play and the vast majority of players were more than happy to walk through. “It got a little bit faster, yes. But the putts just still aren’t quite breaking,” said Tiger Woods, who drifted 11 shots off the lead with a third-round 72 and will tee off In the last round of his title defense at 8:12 a.m. ET on Sunday. For all the differences a November Masters has created, it’s the tournament and this course that’s pulled golf back to something so intimately familiar with the club welcoming some of those imperfections like never before. In recent years, the PGA Tour reinvented its schedule to avoid conflicts with football. This week, Augusta National embraced the conflict, hosting ESPN’s “College GameDay” on the adjacent par-3 course. An afternoon of Masters viewing, followed by an evening of college football. How’s that for a tradition? This Masters is DJ’s to win and yet Augusta National’s second nine routinely plays spoiler. It was just last year when Francesco Molinari took a two-stroke lead into the final nine holes on Sunday and finished tied for fifth. There’s also Johnson’s tortured status as a forlorn front-runner. The 2010 U.S. Open seems like ancient history and there’s no reason to rehash the ’15 U.S. Open, but it was just three months ago when he lost the PGA Championship after taking a one-shot lead into the final round. But if DJ is haunted by his near-misses it doesn’t show. “The only thing you can do out here as a player is give yourself as many chances to win as possible and that’s what he’s done,” said Johnson’s swing coach, Claude Harmon III. “I can tell you the 54-hole leads he has not converted he does not think about.” Without patrons it will be eerie around Amen Corner early Sunday afternoon (we’re looking at a 3 p.m. ET finish) and the way DJ is playing it might be too much to hope for some 11th-hour theatrics, but you just never know with golf inside the bamboo.last_img read more

Brian Miller Pets a Cheetah, an Icon of Intelligent Design

first_img A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Share Intelligent Design “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis At the 2016 Royal Society meeting, some proponents of intelligent design in attendance were amused by one speaker who thought he had scored a clever point against ID. Andy Gardner of the University of St. Andrews said that under intelligent design, a gazelle instead of running away from a cheetah should run toward it. Our contributor and informant Jonathan M. was in the crowd and reported:I am not joking. He said that, if the gazelle was designed, then its “purpose” is to provide food for the cheetah; and so we should expect it to be designed to run towards the cheetah rather than away. I think he was being slightly facetious but he really did say that.A Semi-Icon for IDEver since then the cheetah has been a semi-icon for ID — if only in a “slightly facetious” sense. Of course, the cheetah’s remarkable design for speed would qualify in itself for this distinction. Center for Science & Culture Research Coordinator Brian Miller is just back from a trip to South Africa where he had the opportunity to meet and pet a representative of this iconic ID-friendly species. For your Labor Day enjoyment, he submits the picture above in which we see Brian interacting with Annabelle, said to be a quite good-natured girl who purred for the duration of the meeting, expressing her approval of our work.Below see Andy Gardner’s slide from the 2016 conference. It indicates that Darwinism’s “process” is “natural selection,” while its “purpose”  is to “maximize fitness.” ID’s “process,” however, is said to be “God did it” while its purpose is “???” It’s remarkable how childish the “scientific” critique of intelligent design can be. Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogoscenter_img Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Life Sciences Brian Miller Pets a Cheetah, an Icon of Intelligent DesignDavid [email protected]_klinghofferSeptember 3, 2018, 3:49 AM Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share TagsAndy GardnerBrian MillercheetahsDarwinismgazellesintelligent designJonathan M.Labor DaySouth AfricaspeedUniversity of St. Andrews,Trending Recommended Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Manlast_img read more

Genetic Surprises Support Intelligent Design Claims

first_img Recommended Intelligent Design Genetic Surprises Support Intelligent Design ClaimsEvolution News @DiscoveryCSCJune 11, 2019, 4:16 AM Several news items reinforce ideas advanced by ID advocates regarding junk DNA, irreducible complexity, and human uniqueness.Junk DNAID scientists have been disputing “junk DNA” claims for many years now. Another supportive case came to light recently. The Simons Foundation found that mutations in non-coding DNA (once considered evolutionary leftovers, or junk) can be implicated in the development of autism. While a diagnosis of autism can be devastating for a family, the important point is that transcripts of non-coding DNA, even if they do not yield proteins, still influence the health of the individual. The Simons Foundation calls this discovery a first.Leveraging artificial intelligence techniques, researchers have demonstrated that mutations in so-called ‘junk’ DNA can cause autism. The study, published May 27 in Nature Genetics, is the first to functionally link such mutations to the neurodevelopmental condition. [Emphasis added.]Research into the genes of 1,790 patients not having a prior family history of autism led to the inference that the condition was due to mutations. Notice how the researchers say that “junk DNA” is a misnomer, and that the implications of their finding extend beyond this particular condition.The analysis predicted the ramifications of genetic mutations in parts of the genome that do not encode proteins, regions often mischaracterized as ‘junk’ DNA. The number of autism cases linked to the noncoding mutations was comparable to the number of cases linked to protein-coding mutations that disable gene function.The implications of the work extend beyond autism, Troyanskaya says. “This is the first clear demonstration of non-inherited, noncoding mutations causing any complex human disease or disorder.”By “non-inherited mutations,” the scientists refer to spontaneous mutations in that individual, not mutations passed down from the parents. What the research shows is that mutations in so-called “junk” DNA can also be implicated in diseases as diverse as cancer and heart disease. The non-coding DNA, therefore, is not “genetic dead weight,” but has functional importance even if it is not transcribed into proteins. The lead scientist essentially calls the “junk DNA” myth a science stopper:Troyanskaya says she and her colleagues will continue improving and expanding their method. Ultimately, she hopes the work will improve how genetic data are used for diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders. “Right now, 98 percent of the genome [i.e., the non-coding DNA] is usually being thrown away,” she says. “Our work allows you to think about what we can do with the 98 percent.”Irreducible ComplexityMeet TOM. He’s an important guy. He stands for “translocons of the outer membrane” — a group of transporters who move proteins to another location through the outer membrane of mitochondria. The powerhouses of cells, the mitochondria, protect their valuable energy motors like ATP synthase behind two membranes, inner and outer. TOM has a partner named TIM who translocates proteins through the inner membrane. Like border guards, TIM and TOM escort proteins through these checkpoints, authenticating each passenger using established protocols. As a paper in Nature explains, sometimes the border guards get stressed by overcrowding. Mitochondrial biogenesis and function depend on the import of more than 1,000 proteins that are synthesized as precursors on cytosolic ribosomes. The TOM complex forms the entry gate for almost all mitochondrial precursor proteins. Impaired mitochondrial protein import triggers a number of cellular stress responses that are coordinated by a transcriptional regulatory pathway (known as mitoprotein-induced stress response).Mitochondria contain a minimal genome that builds some of the proteins they need, but many other proteins are encoded in the nucleus and translated by ribosomes in the cytoplasm. Those precursor proteins must pass through TOM’s entry gates before folding inside the mitochondrion. Sometimes, however, they get stuck in the gates, forming dangerous gridlocks downstream with disastrous consequences. Fortunately, another protein knows what to do. Called Ubx2, this “quality-control” protein knows how to unclog the gate when one individual gets “arrested” and stopped in the passageway. But Ubx2 doesn’t work in isolation:A pool of Ubx2 binds to the TOM complex to recruit the AAA ATPase Cdc48 for removal of arrested precursor proteins from the TOM channel. This mitochondrial protein translocation-associated degradation (mitoTAD) pathway continuously monitors the TOM complex under non-stress conditions to prevent clogging of the TOM channel with precursor proteins. The mitoTAD pathway ensures that mitochondria maintain their full protein-import capacity, and protects cells against proteotoxic stress induced by impaired transport of proteins into mitochondria.As with humans, there are many guys named TOM. The TOM family includes Tom20, Tom22, Tom40, Tom70 and others, each with specific roles. The authors of the paper use the phrase quality control 10 times, and evolution zero times — not surprising, since the translocation process is irreducibly complex. Numerous components work together on an essential process in the cell — power generation — and without all of the components functioning properly, the cell would die of stress.Human UniquenessAccording to the standard evolutionary account, humans and chimpanzees evolved from a common ancestor. But when the genomes are compared, even if one were to accept the incorrect value of 2 percent difference, that difference amounts to millions of base pairs that had to mutate and be selected. Now, Science Daily reports on findings at the University of Toronto that show even more differences. “Dozens of genes previously thought to have similar roles across species are in fact unique to humans,” the subtitle reads. Those newly identified genes are called transcription factors (TF). Transcription factors were thought to be largely unchanged between humans and fruit flies.As for TFs that have unique human roles, these belong to the rapidly evolving class of so-called C2H2 zinc finger TFs, named for zinc ion-containing finger-like protrusions, with which they bind the DNA.Their role remains an open question but it is known that organisms with more diverse TFs also have more cell types, which can come together in novel ways to build more complicated bodies.The phrase “rapidly evolving” can be understood as theory-laden jargon representing Darwinian assumptions. The researchers publishing in Nature Genetics accept those assumptions, but have to conclude that organisms have more disparate TFs than previously thought. Using a mathematical technique called similarity regression, they warn their colleagues that “the assumptions, they are a-changin’.”Similarity regression inherently quantifies TF motif evolution, and shows that previous claims of near-complete conservation of motifs between human and Drosophila [fruit fly] are inflated, with nearly half of the motifs in each species absent from the other, largely due to extensive divergence in C2H2 zinc finger proteins. We conclude that diversification in DNA-binding motifs is pervasive, and present a new tool and updated resource to study TF diversity and gene regulation across eukaryotes.All of us can breathe a sigh of relief that we are not as similar to fruit flies as evolutionists had led us to believe. We have unique genomes, we have TOM helping operate our quality control, and the junk they told us we were hoarding has a purpose after all.Image: Mitochondria, showing inner and outer membranes, by Terrence G. Frey [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons. Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share TagsATP synthaseautismcancerchimpanzeesDrosophilaevolutionistsgenomeheart diseasehuman uniquenesshumansintelligent designJunk DNAmitochondriaNature (journal)Nature Geneticsnon-coding DNAproteinsscience stopperSimons FoundationTIMtomtranscription factorstranslocons of the outer membraneUbx2University of Toronto,Trending A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Evolution NewsEvolution News & Science Today (EN) provides original reporting and analysis about evolution, neuroscience, bioethics, intelligent design and other science-related issues, including breaking news about scientific research. It also covers the impact of science on culture and conflicts over free speech and academic freedom in science. Finally, it fact-checks and critiques media coverage of scientific issues. Share Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tourlast_img read more

Campaign Aims To Raise Awareness Of Child Sex Trafficking

first_img Six dozen school buses made their way through Atlanta on Wednesday to represent the roughly 3,600 children who authorities say are sold into sex slavery every year in Georgia.State Attorney General Chris Carr and Gov.-elect Brian Kemp were joined by other elected officials and anti-trafficking advocates to highlight a campaign called Stop Traffick that aims to raise awareness of child sex trafficking.“We will continue to make progress on all fronts, but especially to remove the cloak of anonymity and secrecy that so often surrounds the buyers of sex and the traffickers. This is what allows this evil to flourish,” Bob Rodgers, president and CEO of Street Grace, an organization that fights child sex trafficking, said during a news conference.Georgia has long been cited as one of the most active states for human sex trafficking, and the 72 yellow school buses that traveled through Atlanta’s streets Wednesday had anti-human-trafficking messages plastered on their sides. The long line of buses — able to hold a total of 3,600 kids — was meant to help people visualize how many children are affected each year.When people see a number, it’s hard to understand if they’re not directly affected, Rodgers said.“We’re going to show you in a way that’s too big for us to continue to ignore because child sex trafficking in Georgia and child sex trafficking around the United States of America is a problem that’s too big to ignore,” he said.The parade of buses ended at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where the Super Bowl will be played next month. Authorities say big events like that can cause a spike in sex trafficking.“By Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3, all buyers and traffickers will know that Georgia does not tolerate those who seek to exploit our state’s children,” Carr said of efforts to raise awareness of steps the state has taken to pass legislation that allows prosecutors to build strong cases against traffickers and buyers and for judges to impose harsh penalties.Shemeka Dawson, an advocate with Street Grace and a survivor of child and adult sex trafficking, said it’s important to talk about child sex trafficking even though the topic often makes people uncomfortable. It’s important, she said, for parents to talk to their children to keep them from becoming victims.“It happened to me in my own front yard, where I’m supposed to be safe with my parents and my family,” she said. “But that’s where it happened to me.” For Whom The Bell Rings ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Related Stories Add to My List In My List Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Sharelast_img read more

Adi Shankar’s next video game animated series is Devil May Cry

first_imgAdi Shankar’s next video game animated series is Devil May CryCapcom franchise will join Castlevania as part of Shankar’s proposed “bootleg multiverse”Rebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterFriday 16th November 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareWith the second season of his Castlevania animated series seemingly well-received and a third greenlit by Netflix, executive producer Adi Shankar is hard at work dreaming up the next series that will cement his hope of becoming “the video game guy” of the TV and film industry. This time, it’s Devil May Cry.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games In an interview with IGN, Shankar has said that Devil May Cry “will join Castlevania in what we’re now calling the bootleg multiverse. Shankar also said that he “acquired these [Devil May Cry] rights myself so the jabronis in Hollywood don’t fuck this one up too.”That second statement is in keeping with his remarks to GamesIndustry.bizearlier this year about wanting to do video game films right, in contrast to a myriad of past, unsuccessful adaptations.Aside from a piece of official artwork posted to Shankar’s Twitter account, there are no further details about the new Devil May Cry adaptation. It is unknown if it will air on Netflix as Castlevania has.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesActivision no longer working with Call of Duty actor after hateful sexist commentsA video resurfaced on social media showing Jeff Leach making offensive, sexual and threatening remarks targeting women By Marie Dealessandri 2 days agoHow Women in Gaming survived its publisher’s demiseMeagan Marie explains how Crystal Dynamics stepped in after Prima Games, the original publisher of her book, shut down right after launchBy Brendan Sinclair 4 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Forbes gets it half right on Germany’s nuclear phase out

first_img No posts to display The trouble with Rich’s argument is that he misplaces the blame for Germany’s dysfunctional energy transition. Chairman of the right-libertarian lobbying group Americans for Limited Government, Rich diagnoses Germany with a case of too-much government intrusion into the power sector. Rich writes: Forbes gets it half right on Germany’s nuclear phase out By chloecox – Twitter In energy, as in finance, a diversified portfolio is a healthy one. But the marketplace responds to relatively short term fluctuations, which can lead to an overreliance on one volatile or fragile energy source (a phenomenon that may already be underway in the United States amid the shale gas boom). And the energy marketplace is not in any sense the rambunctious, open-air bazar that comes to mind when Rich talks of “more choices available in this (or any) marketplace.” The scale of investment necessary to enter the market is prohibitively high for most would-be sellers. And, in the absence of a hyper-distributed power system, the need for stability—a ‘la baseload—in the power grid demands a robust organizing authority; there’s a reason our electricity tends to be supplied by regulated monopolies. BY Denver Nicks, Editor Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables “There’s nothing wrong with expanding renewable energy sources. The more choices available in this (or any) marketplace the better consumers will be served – both from a price and a quality standpoint. However serious problems are caused when government starts using taxpayer resources to subsidize or incentivize these expansions.” Finally, the market doesn’t naturally account for what economists call “externalities”, the spillover effects of activities—like emitting CO2 into the atmosphere, or stamping a 250-acre offshore wind farm onto the sea—that are not accounted for in the sale price. Even without any significant monetary price on carbon emissions, there is value in not emitting CO2 in a world threatened by man-made climate change. The state might decide to encourage, through tax incentives, direct investment, regulation, etc., the development of carbon sequestration technologies, advances in nuclear technology, or research into power storage systems, and, if done right, that encouragement would be in all our interests. That the government would be involved in guiding a sector as fundamental in society as energy is only natural. Germany’s big bet on wind power, with the accompanying nuclear phase out and coal phase in, is troubling indeed, but free market fundamentalism won’t even help us identify the problem, let alone find the solution. But more to the point, the unguided market does not make the kinds of clear-eyed, forward-looking, investment decisions we hope to make when planning out a national energy policy. In fact, for reasons that should be obvious, an unfettered marketplace of humans is susceptible to the same emotional hazards as the classic mob of…you guessed it: humans. Left to its own devices, the market is prone to the same impulsive judgment calls that led Germany to embark on the renewables program that has Howard Rich so up in arms. Rich summarizes the German experience as a “cautionary tale of command energy economics – one other nations would be wise to heed.” Other nations should certainly indeed take heed, but not of Rich’s reductive warning. All complex industrial societies require a dash of command in their energy economies. For starters, the state naturally sticks its nose into the energy sector on questions relating to power distribution, downstream pollution, and the service infrastructure (like roads) necessary to manage any system so massive. The trouble with Germany’s plan to phase out nuclear power in favor of renewables is by now an old story. The cost alone, recently estimated by the country’s energy and environment minister Peter Altmaier at $1.3 trillion, is enough to make you blink twice. Add to that the fact that Germany has had to build more new coal plants this year than in the last two decades to replace energy once produced through nuclear fission, and the picture starts to look pretty bleak. As noted by Howard Rich, writing for Forbes, most of the 5,300 MW in new coal-fired capacity the Germans have installed involves the burning of lignite, “which is strip-mined and emits nearly 30 percent more carbon dioxide than hard coal.” Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Rich tells the too-often untold story of the environmental costs associated with switching to a so-called renewable based power production system, noting that “A typical 20-turbine wind farm occupies an area of 250 acres…six times the size of New York City.” Setting the footprint of such a massive facility aside, the environmental and monetary cost of building and maintaining the infrastructure needed to service all those turbines piles more yet onto the price tag. And at the end of all that building, if the plan succeeds, the Germans will have 25,000 MW of new wind-powered turbines spinning over the sea, emitting roughly the same amount of CO2 per unit of power produced as the nuclear plants they replaced. Suitors for halted Bellefonte nuclear project ask TVA to consider climate in reviving sale Previous articleFirst Solar acquires 150 MW solar power projectNext articleExistential Threats chloecox More Nuclear Power Internaional Issue ArticlesNuclear Power Internaional Issue ArchivesView Power Generation Articles on Twitter Facebook TAGSNPI Volume 6 Issue 2NYPA Linkedin 4.1.2013 Facebook New Jersey utility regulators extend zero-carbon breaks for PSEG nuclear power plants CoalNuclearlast_img read more

Indiana man arrested in disappearance of Gus the skateboarding dog

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An Indiana man was arrested last Wednesday for the theft of an English bulldog named Gus, whose skateboarding videos had garnered widespread attention online.Reid Albrecht, of Carmel, Indiana, is being held on two counts of theft after he was linked to Gus’s disappearance on Oct. 6, 2017.Despite the arrest, Gus is still missing and his owners, the Kiger family, are still offering a $4,000 award for his whereabouts.“While we are encouraged that an arrest was made, unfortunately we are uncertain where Gus is,” said the family on the “Gus is Missing” Facebook page. “We want to thank the Carmel Police Department and the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office for all their hard work on our case.”Videos of Gus skateboarding online have made him a hit in the Carmel community. The Kiger’s original video of Gus on his skateboard had over 200,000 views.The Kiger family said they are thankful for the thousands of tips they have received about Gus and are still hopeful he will be returned home safely.Albrecht was incarcerated on an unrelated charge when an arrest warrant was served for the new theft charges. He is currently being held in the Hamilton County Jail with a bond set at $5,000.If you have any information on Gus’ whereabouts, you can call the Kiger family at 317-430-0926 or email them at [email protected] © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Mary Ann Tighe on Manhattan’s office boom of the 2010s

first_imgWill we look back in the building amenities and say that was built in the 2010s?I think that there’s no question that the hospitality sensibility is an important part of office development or redevelopment today or going forward. But I do think people have gone a bit too far. First of all, I have to say, we live in a city that is filled with amenities. All you have to do is walk out of a building and across the street in most, not at all, but at most locations.How have today’s largest tenants grown over the past decade?If someone had said to you 10 years ago, “Facebook is coming to New York and is going to be taking more than a million and a half square feet,” you’d say, “Who?” One of the reasons that we’ve had the kind of extraordinary decade we’ve had is because of the true diversification of the tenant base. But it’s also because we’ve seen growth of the companies who came here.Have you ever seen a company like WeWork grow at such a rapid pace?Co-working in 2010 occupied 1.8 million square feet in the city. Remember, co-working existed before WeWork. And today co-working occupies 15.3 million square feet. So that means it grew by 830 percent in a 10-year period.I think it’s always a misnomer to think of WeWork as a growing company. They’ve rented the most space of any tenant in the city. That’s different from saying it’s a company that grew. I mean, what did WeWork do? They took space and put other companies in the space. So in many ways, WeWork is just a sublandlord.I would say that what they did is reshape the small tenant market. It was not just WeWork, but WeWork led the way. All of the co-working universe changed the nature of space occupancy for people 10,000 square feet and smaller. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Mary Ann TigheThe 2010s will go down as a historic boom for Manhattan office development — one that’s not likely to be repeated in the decade ahead.The borough added 28 new office buildings of significant size over the past 10 years, increasing Manhattan’s office space by about 44 million square feet, according to CBRE. That’s roughly double the amount added in the previous decade and four times as much as in the 1990s — a particularly inactive time for new office development.But with megaprojects like Hudson Yards, Manhattan West and the World Trade Center wrapping up, it’s unlikely that such development will take place in the next decade, according to CBRE Tri-State CEO Mary Ann Tighe. She worked on some of the biggest leases in the last 10 years, including Conde Nast’s relocation to 1 World Trade Center and Coach’s move to 10 Hudson Yards.Tighe caught up with The Real Deal this month to discuss the next development wave in Manhattan, how building amenities have gone too far and why WeWork was never “a growing company.”Will we see as much office development in the next decade?The beauty of New York real estate supply is that it doesn’t sneak up on you. You can credibly look at the next three years — and with a reasonable amount of certainty, the next five years — and know where the supply is coming from. And after Hudson Yards, Manhattan West, the World Trade Center, all of those are redeveloped. Guess what? You’re going to have to tear something down to build something anew. And by the way, that’s never happened in Manhattan.That’s what JPMorgan’s doing.They will be the first to demonstrate what I predict will be the future of development on the island of Manhattan. We got rid of parking lots a long time ago. I’m talking about basically, oh, I don’t know, pick a location from 125th Street to the Battery. I suspect we’ll see more development in Harlem than we have — east to west — because there are land sites there. And obviously very good mass transit access.But in the sort of conventional office districts — meaning south of 59th Street, if you will — you’re going to have to tear something down.Read moreKelly Mack on the new development boom of the 2010sKent Swig on 10 years of recovering from the Great RecessionAndrew Heiberger on the future role of a resi brokeragelast_img read more