Selfdeclared property tax valuations to be returned by end of May

first_imgTHE REVENUE COMMISSIONERS has announced further details of how the new property tax will be levied – including details of the deadlines by which declarations of the value of a home will have to be returned.Revenue has this morning confirmed that the value of the tax to be paid this year will be based on the self-assessed value of a home on May 1 – with paper filing of returns due by May 7, and online filing due by May 28.The National Property Price Register and current property sales listings have been recommended as a way for householders to estimate the current market value of their homes.Revenue also hopes to publish an online interactive guide to indicate prospective property prices at its website, www.revenue.ie, this weekend.Revenue chairwoman Josephine Feehily this morning said there may be some initial errors in the rollout of the charge, as it does not have any existing comprehensive record of properties in the country, meaning a “small minority” of households may have forms posted to them in error.“This could occur, for example, where a son or daughter paid the Household Charge on behalf of a parent and the Household Charge system connected the property to the payer rather than the owner,” she said.Householders who receive a mail from the Revenue on the charge, but who are not the owner of the property being referred to, have been advised to contact Revenue immediately so that the property’s true owner can be contacted instead.“An essential feature of self-assessment is the presumption of honesty – the same as all other taxes.  When we say where Revenue’s guidance is used honestly we will accept the valuation submitted we mean just that.”Finance minister Michael Noonan has previously indicated that householders who underdeclare their value of their homes, in order to reduce their tax liability, will be forced to pay arrears tax if the house is sold on.The purchaser of a new property will be obliged to inform the Revenue Commissioners if the price they paid for the home is significantly less than the Revenue’s valuation – which will be part-determined by entries to the National Property Price Register – in order to avoid extra liabilities themselves.Read: Tánaiste defends changes to maternity benefit, property taxMore: This is what the new Local Property Tax form will look like…last_img read more

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Hurricane Dorian Trump warns it could be an absolute monster as Florida

first_img Friday 30 Aug 2019, 9:01 AM pic.twitter.com/ufd7tsGyAx— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2019 Aug 30th 2019, 9:01 AM Source: Donald J. Trump/Twitter A Nasa satellite tracks the storm as it moves towards the US. Source: Twitter/NasaUNSURE WHERE HURRICANE Dorian is going to land over a bank holiday weekend, many Florida residents faced a sense of helplessness as they prepared for what President Donald Trump said could be an “absolute monster” of a storm.“All indications are it’s going to hit very hard and it’s going to be very big,” Trump said in a video he tweeted yesterday evening, comparing Dorian to Hurricane Andrew, which devastated South Florida in 1992.The National Hurricane Center said the Category 2 storm is expected to strengthen into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 with winds of 209 km/h and slam into the US on Monday somewhere between the Florida Keys and southern GeorgiaThat represents a 805km stretch, which reflects the high degree of uncertainty this far out.“If it makes landfall as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane, that’s a big deal,” said University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy. “A lot of people are going to be affected. A lot of insurance claims.”With the storm’s track still unclear, no immediate mass evacuations were ordered.Along Florida’s east coast, local governments began distributing sandbags, shoppers rushed to stock up on food, plywood and other emergency supplies at supermarkets and hardware stores, and motorists topped off their tanks and filled petrol cans. Some fuel shortages were reported in the Cape Canaveral area.Josefine Larrauri, a retired translator, went to a Publix supermarket in Miami only to find empty shelves in the water section.“I feel helpless because the whole coast is threatened,” she said. “What’s the use of going all the way to Georgia if it can land there?” There’s an increasing chance for #Dorian to bring a triple-threat of dangers to the Florida east coast…🌊life-threatening storm surge🌬️devastating hurricane-force winds🌧️heavy rainsThe onset of tropical storm force winds could be as soon as Saturday evening.Prepare NOW. pic.twitter.com/Moes49tcyu— National Weather Service (@NWS) August 29, 2019 Hurricane Dorian: Trump warns it could be ‘an absolute monster’ as Florida prepares for storm The storm could hit the US with winds of up to 209 km/h. 25 Comments 27,949 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL By Associated Press In Vero Beach, about 225 km up the coast from Miami, Lauren Harvey, 51, scoured the aisles of a nearby supermarket in search for non-perishable food items that could last her throughout the storm.Harvey, who works in medical billing, is going through a divorce and recently moved from the Philadelphia-area. She said she is not sure what to expect and is preparing to spend her very first hurricane alone.“I just moved here, so I’m lost,” she said , after grabbing a couple of water bottles from a scantly-stocked shelf. “I don’t know what I’m going to do.”Tiffany Miranda of Miami Springs waited well over 30 minutes in line at BJ’s Wholesale Club in Hialeah to buy hurricane supplies. Some 50 vehicles were bumper-to-bumper, waiting to fill up at the store’s 12 gas pumps.“You never know with these hurricanes. It could be good, it could be bad. You just have to be prepared,” she said. Source: National Weather Service/Twitter As of Thursday evening, Dorian was centred about 475 km east of the Bahamas, its winds blowing at 169 km/h as it moved northwest at 19 km/h.It is expected to pick up steam as it pushes out into warm waters with favourable winds, the University of Miami’s McNoldy said, adding: “Starting (Friday), it really has no obstacles left in its way.”The National Hurricane Center’s projected track had the storm blowing ashore midway along the Florida peninsula, southeast of Orlando and well north of Miami or Fort Lauderdale. But because of the difficulty of predicting its course this far ahead, the “cone of uncertainty” covered nearly the entire state.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency, clearing the way to bring in more fuel and call out the National Guard if necessary, and Georgia’s governor followed suit.Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Norwegian began rerouting their cruise ships. Major airlines began allowing travelers to change their reservations without a fee.The US hurricane season typically peaks between mid-August and late October.  https://jrnl.ie/4788526 Share31 Tweet Email4 last_img read more

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Police scientifique révéler des empreintes digitales très anciennes

first_imgPolice scientifique : révéler des empreintes digitales très anciennesUtilisant les nanotechnologies, des chercheurs australiens ont mis au point une nouvelle technique pour récupérer, sur des pièces à conviction anciennes, des empreintes digitales exploitables. En collaboration avec leur collègues de l’Université de Canberra, avec la police fédérale australienne et avec la Northern Illinois University (États-Unis), les scientifiques de l’Université de Technologie de Sydney estiment avoir réussi une première mondiale : utiliser les nanotechnologies pour détecter des empreintes digitales sèches et tenues, qui ne sont pas révélées par les techniques traditionnelles. Ce qui, à terme, pourrait aider la police à rouvrir des affaires non résolues, en détectant les empreintes digitales de tout âge sur n’importe quelle surface.À lire aussiDes nanocubes d’ADN pour délivrer des médicamentsComme certaines techniques déjà existantes, le nouveau procédé cible les acides aminés, des molécules couramment présentes dans la sueur, et donc dans la plupart des empreintes digitales. Mais les nouveaux traitements chimiques basés sur la nanotechnologie révèlent, sur des échantillons dégradés, des détails beaucoup plus nets.”Si nous obtenons quelque chose qui fonctionne vraiment bien (…), il y aura toujours cette possibilité de l’utiliser (…) sur les anciens éléments de preuve qui ont pu traîner pendant un bon moment. Je pense donc que c’est quelque chose qui va vraiment repousser les limites, et nous espérons obtenir de plus nombreuses et de meilleures empreintes digitales, et accroître ainsi le taux de cas résolus”, explique le Dr Xanthe Spindler.Le 13 juin 2011 à 15:58 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Marco Silva has faith in young footballers

first_imgThe Everton manager believes that youngsters are the team’s future and he will give them as many chances as he can.Everton manager Marco Silva played with three 21-year-olds on the FA Cup victory over Lincoln City.And the coach believes the youngsters are the future of the club.“It is part of growing the squad and part of growing individual players,” Silva told the team’s official website.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It is impossible a player who is 21-years old knows everything about the game, has all the details and control of everything in each moment of the match.”“But playing games will give these types of things to them, I don’t have doubts about that,” he added.“It [the squad’s average age] is one more detail [in developing for a strong future]. In some moments of matches, you can see there is not big experience and our XI is a bit younger but it shows us we have the conditions to grow.”last_img read more

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Thoughts on Evolving Publishings Content Strategy to Leverage Social Media

first_img[EDITOR’S NOTE: You can read the complete version of this post on McCarthy’s blog here.]The evolution and dispersal of social media tools creates the opportunity to rethink the traditional content publishing model for media brands.That’s the conclusion I’ve come to after puzzling through the different ways we create editorial content, the ways that we engage with customers in a market and the opportunities to leverage that engagement for the advantage of our advertisers.The dichotomy I’ve zeroed in on is the difference between Creating and Sharing. The best model for the future of an editorially-driven businesses will benefit from increasing the focus on Sharing and sacrificing some of the focus on Creating. Social Media Tools Can Drive Process ChangeThe driver for this transition is the relative ease of use and ubiquity of social media tools. These tools make it easy for anyone to create and distribute digital content. If you can turn on a computer and type, you can set up a blog; if you can take a photo, you can post it to Flckr; if you can use a FlipVideo, you can publishto YouTube.The use of social media tools by consumers is incredibly well-documented and is a critical plot element in the story line about the disintermediation of traditional media. Consumers are creating content and sharing content: in June alone more than one billion links, photos, videos and posts were shared on Facebook.But there’s been virtually no discussion about how social media tools can be used to help transform traditional publishing operations.One reason for this absence of dialogue may be the technical focus on content-tool innovation on the web. Over the past 20 years, the development of the web has been the purview of technologists who have revolutionized the concept of media. What has developed, however, is a media platform that creates more depth, dimensionality and interaction than any other media platform that has come before it. [The media proposition on the Internet is able to wholly close the commercial loop, moving from awareness, intent and transaction without having to shift from one media to another, or even having to move from one place to another.]Some observers have posited that we are moving into a postdigtal age, where technological innovations become secondary to the primacy of social imperatives—the needs and abilities of people—in structuring the processes that will drive the next generation of media.The Application of Social Media to a Traditional Publishing EnvironmentWhen you think about social media as a set of tools that can enhance your interaction with the marketplace, you find yourself answering a new set of questions. The focus is not on how to handle media displacement, it’s on how to integrate the tools into your workflow so that you can be in touch with an audience in multiple ways across multiple platforms with minimal extra cost.This is a reinvention that is about increasing the relevance of your core assets, not of protecting your legacy business.Click here to read the rest of McCarthy’s post.last_img read more

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See Post Malone Bebe Rexha And More In The Audience At The

first_img 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees See Post Malone, Bebe Rexha And More In The Audience At The 2019 GRAMMYs Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Prev Next Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist 2019 GRAMMY Awards Audience | Photo Gallery From Bebe Rexha’s luscious dress to Post Malone’s swerve and news friends like Kelsea Ballerini and Anna Kendrick, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite candid shots from the audience during Music’s Biggest Night you don’t want to miss.Related: Shaggy To Weird Al: 2019 GRAMMYs Premiere Ceremony In PhotosThe 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards broadcast live on the CBS Television Network from 8–11 p.m. ET/5–8 p.m. PT.The Hottest 2019 GRAMMYs Red Carpet Looks In Photos Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery From Post Malone to Bebe Rexha, Anda Day and more, see your favorite artists in the audience during the 61st GRAMMY AwardsGRAMMYs Feb 10, 2019 – 7:15 pm If you want to know what it’s like to be in the audience at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, maybe photos of your favorite artists will give you an idea. Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Read more 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Twitter Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? See Artists In The Audience At The 2019 GRAMMYs see-post-malone-bebe-rexha-and-more-audience-2019-grammys Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images News Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Email Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures 61st GRAMMY Awards Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? 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Houston Filmmakers Address Islamophobia in New Movie

first_imgListen – / 8The lobby of the River Oaks Theater was packed with people who were dressed to the nines on Thursday night for the red carpet premiere of Roxanne, a movie shot in Houston by two local filmmakers.“Roxanne is basically a film about the effect of current Islamophobia,” explains Syed Atif Ali, who directed and co-wrote the film with producer Shahid Iqbal. The main character, Rokhsana, is  a college student who Americanizes her name to “Roxanne” after moving to Houston from Pakistan.But the plot thickens from there.“Roxanne happens to like a white boy and he happens to be the son of a senator,” says Iqbal. “So that’s the twist in the movie.”The senator is a staunch conservative who is afraid that his campaign will suffer if people find out his son has a Muslim girlfriend. Iqbal and Ali use the hypothetical scenario as a way to show how misunderstanding a culture can lead to hate.Ali turned that into his motivation.“There are depictions of Pakistanis, in particular, in a negative connotation in movies made by Hollywood or other mediums,” Ali says. “Which was one of the main reasons why we decided to tell our story through our own vision.”After the movie, a crowd of people hung around to socialize, meet the cast and get some cake. Observing all the commotion from the side is a smiling, petite woman named Nayyar Ali. She was born in India but has been a U.S. citizen since 1976. She’s also well aware of the stereotypes attached to being Muslim. “Everybody thinks people who are following Islam are corrupt, deceitful and terrorists,” she says.But others – like audience members Ali Iqbal and Narius Irani– say the current climate locally and nationally isn’t as hostile to Muslims as the story implies.  “I just don’t believe in any of those things that are portrayed the way they were portrayed,” Iqbal says. “I’m just a die-hard American. I came with the proper legal citizenship. I think that’s how everybody should enter the country.”Irani shared similar feelings.  “I know the movie was made to make people aware of what’s going on here… which, yes, I’m sure there’s a lot of it going on, but it’s not that bad, in my opinion,” he says.Audience members can decide for themselves at a second screening of Roxanne at the University of Houston on Monday, November 7, at 6 p.m. inside the Student Center Theater. There will be an additional showing at the same location on Tuesday night at 7. X 00:00 /02:28 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

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Concert Review Taylor Swift Dazzles at Mostly ControversyFree Amazon Prime Day Concert

first_imgWith a lineup consisting of Taylor Swift, SZA, Dua Lipa and Becky G, it’s safe to say that Amazon was looking to make an impression with their concert celebrating their Prime Day sale (which takes place next week). While the company went big last year with a special Ariana Grande set at a Brooklyn warehouse, this one was something else entirely.The show, which was livestreamed to all 200 million Amazon Prime members across the globe, saw New York’s dowdy Hammerstein Ballroom tricked out to the hilt, with a gigantic video screen spanning the entire front of the ballroom — and eye-popping visuals ranging from digital effects to sprawling nature scenes — and a stage that was a light show in itself. There were fireworks and steam blasts and eye-popping lights and showers of confetti and streamers falling from the ceiling — framing, of course, performances from four of the most dynamic pop-leaning female artists working today, including the towering titan of pop herself, Taylor. The evening was hosted by actress Jane Lynch and the entire show is available to stream for an unspecified period for Prime members. Telluride Film Review: Christian Bale and Matt Damon in ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Locarno Film Review: ‘Days of the Bagnold Summer’ Throughout her elaborate nine-song set, Swift strode the stage like the colossus she is, her long legs tucked into clomping high-heeled ankle boots that probably elevated her already towering height to 6’6” — as if she weren’t already larger than life. Her stadium-sized moves were scaled down for the 2,200-capacity Hammerstein, but her presence remains a dazzling burst of light, her blonde hair and thousand-watt smile and sparkling shirt and short shorts and the bigness of her music combining to create such a large life force that it’s almost like looking into the sun. Accompanied by a six-piece band, four singer-dancers and a flower-and-light-bedecked backdrop, Swift focused the tight setlist on her pop-era material, opening with the recent hit “Me!” and following with “Blank Space.” She then dipped back to 2012’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” and even the decade-old “Love Story.”“I wrote this song in my bedroom when I was 17,” she said of the latter track during one of several friendly asides to the audience. “I had no idea it would change my life.” CREDIT: Joseph Llanes More Reviews She then mixed the old and new with an acoustic take on 2014’s “Welcome to New York” and an acoustic intro for “Delicate.” The set came in for a landing with “Style” and the live debut of her most recent single “You Need to Calm Down,” before concluding with an extended take on “Shake It Off” amid a shower of sparks, streamers and confetti. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety The starpower of the evening’s lineup was underlined by the fact that the 2019 Best New Artist Grammy winner, Dua Lipa, performed first. Clad in big shoes, baggy faded jeans and a fuzzy halter, she and her four dancers bounced through a dance-heavy set, performing her hits with Calvin Harris (“One Kiss”) and Silk City (“Electricity”) along with three tracks from her debut album — maybe possibly suggesting that her forthcoming sophomore album will be dancefloor-oriented as well. Becky G, rocking a baggy bright orange ensemble, bounded through a five-song set of entirely Spanish-language reggaeton — including the controversial “Mayores,” about having a proclivity for older men — although the L.A. native spoke to the crowd in unaccented American English. CREDIT: Pixie Levins However, the high energy of the previous sets, the sensory overload of the venue and the building Swift anticipation worked against SZA a bit, as her sultry, lower-key brand of R&B required some mood adjustment from the crowd. Wearing a bright yellow pair of baggy pants and a big beige jacket (clearly, baggy was the sartorial theme of the evening’s performers, except for Swift), she ambled unhurriedly through four songs from her Grammy-winning 2017 full-length “Ctrl,” along with the cover of Sixpence None the Richer’s 1997 hit “Kiss Me” that she’s been including in her live sets this year. She was in strong voice and had won over most of the crowd by the time her set concluded with “Love Galore.” And although there was never any question about who was throwing this invite-only party for select Prime members and various media and industry elite — Amazon logos and signage were everywhere, and between the performances there were essentially live and pre-taped commercials (mostly for Amazon streaming TV series and other offerings) taking place onstage or the video screens — the promotion never touched the performances themselves beyond the occasional “Thank you, Amazon.” It must have cost millions, but if the company was looking to double down on its recent efforts to connect with music fans, it succeeded.Anyway, the show. Despite the formidable starpower of the bill, all eyes were on Swift, who was performing her first concert in the run-up to her forthcoming “Lover” album, due next month, and of course her first since the controversy around Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun’s purchase of Big Machine Records and Swift’s back catalog. To get the obvious questions out of the way: She didn’t bring out any special guests or play any unreleased songs (although we did get the live debut of “You Need to Calm Down”), and although some fans and media outlets noted that Swift “seemed to really emphasize” the “Shake It Off” lyrics about “the liars and the dirty, dirty cheats in the world” and concluded that the five-year-old line was directed at Braun and Big Machine founder Scott Borchetta, there were no comments about masters or scooters or anything overt (judge for yourself below). And as attendees filed out shortly before midnight, many holding free limited-edition Swift posters commemorating the evening, it was hard not to think that Amazon’s biggest challenge — after such a star-studded, glitch-free and memorable evening — may be how on earth they will top it next year.last_img read more

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first_imgSiemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more June 25, 2012 — Computed tomographic colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, administered without laxatives is as accurate as conventional colonoscopy in detecting clinically significant, potentially cancerous polyps, according to a study performed jointly at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC), the University of California, San Francisco, and Massachusetts General Hospital. The study was published in the May 15 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.“I think we have demonstrated that laxative-free CTC is a valid tool for detecting polyps that are clinically significant,” said co-author and site principal investigator Judy Yee, M.D., chief of radiology at SFVAMC and professor and vice chair of radiology at UCSF.Virtual colonoscopy, which has been approved by the American Cancer Society as a valid screening test for colorectal cancer, uses a CT (computed tomography) scanner to screen for cancers and polyps in the colon noninvasively. In standard optical colonoscopy (OC), a physician inserts a six-foot-long scope into the entire colon. Currently, both methods call for patients to take a bowel-cleansing laxative before the procedure.With laxative-free CTC, explained Yee, patients do not have to go through bowel cleansing before the exam, but instead begin a low fiber diet two days before the test. They also ingest a tagging agent the day before the exam, which mixes with residual material in the colon and can then be identified and removed digitally when radiologists interpret the scans.“The use of laxatives is often viewed as the worse aspect of having not only a virtual colonoscopy but an optical colonoscopy,” said Yee, who has pioneered the use of virtual colonoscopy within the VA health care system and at UCSF. “I hope that this research will encourage patients who have delayed screening for colon cancer to be examined with this less invasive method.”The study of 605 patients, aged 50 to 85, assessed the accuracy of laxative-free CTC in detecting lesions 6 mm or larger in size compared with standard optical colonoscopy. The authors found that laxative-free CTC exams detected clinically significant polyps 10 mm or larger with 91 percent accuracy compared to OC exams, which were 95 percent accurate. Statistically, there is no difference between these two numbers, said Yee.Scan sensitivity using laxative-free CT colonography decreases with polyp size, as it does for regular CT colonography, she said. With polyps measuring 6 mm, sensitivity for CTC was 59 percent, compared with standard colonoscopy at 76 percent.The smaller the polyp, the less likely it is to harbor malignancy. For diminutive polyps 5 mm or less, there is an extremely low risk of cancer, and these polyps may not need to be removed. For polyps between 6 and 9 mm in size, the decision about whether to remove them depends on the patient’s risk factors and how many are found, said Yee.“Polyps 10 mm or larger unquestionably come out,” she said.During the study, three of the 605 subjects were found to have cancerous polyps. The cancers were identified by both the laxative-free virtual colonoscopy and the standard OC exam. The researchers also surveyed the research participants about their experiences while preparing for the examinations. They found that laxative-free virtual colonoscopy scored higher on all survey questions, and was indicated by more participants to be their exam type of choice.Yee noted that the current study is one of the first and largest to measure the effectiveness of the new, laxative-free procedure. Because the procedure is still in the early stages of development, additional studies still need to be conducted, she said.She predicts that once radiologists are trained in reading the new images and gain experience with the exam process, laxative-free CTC exams will be available wherever virtual colonoscopies are performed.For more information: www.ucsf.edu FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read morelast_img read more

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first_imgBy helping to expedite treatment, AirStrip One can have a measurable impact on patient health. A retrospective comparative analysis of STEMI patient cases in which AirStrip One was used, compared to patients with similar demographics and risk levels who were not covered by AirStrip, found that by providing cardiologists with mobile access to ECGs pre-hospital or just after arrival:22 percent more patients were discharged to home (versus post-acute care)11 percent saw improvement in post procedure Ejection Fraction (EF) with mobility60 percent of patients were more likely to have a normal post-procedure EF range (50 percent and higher), versus a mean of 45 percent without mobilityIn addition to the health and outcomes improvements, mobility via AirStrip One can also contribute to improved financial performance for cardiology service lines. The estimated impact in this arena includes:Reduced costs — $1,500 per caseShortened LOS up to three days, saving $500/day through improved care coordination, for NSTEMI patientsPotential to reduce telemetry LOS by 22 percent and related costs by 60 percent for cardiac patients New client implementations and innovation labsRockdale Medical Center, a part of the LifePoint Hospitals system located in Conyers, Ga., is the first in the greater Atlanta area to deploy AirStrip One as a first step toward an enterprise-wide mobility plan. Adam Harmon, M.D., a cardiothoracic surgeon at Sequoia Hospital, a Dignity Health member in Redwood City, Calif., says feedback from fellow clinicians regarding AirStrip One Cardiology has been “significantly positive” and that he is looking ahead to incorporating mobility throughout the cardiac care continuum. Lisa Gillespie, M.D., chief medical officer, Rockdale, said the ability to perform off-hours and on-call consults on patient electrocardiograms (ECGs) regardless of the clinician’s location, along with the ability to refer to a historical ECG while simultaneously reviewing a current one, were two powerful motivators. “We can’t be in the hospital 24 hours a day. Cardiac surgeons are constantly interested in rhythm changes, QRS morphology changes, monitoring a variety of different pressures, and validity of the waveforms. Historically we’ve had to assess these measurements verbally over the telephone when we are not at or near the bedside,” Harmon said. “With mobile technology, assessment and potentially a therapeutic intervention can be made virtually immediately. It is a phenomenal step forward.” “Mobility will strengthen our workflow while maintaining HIPAA compliance and break down geographic barriers by improving anytime, anywhere access to crucial cardiac care data,” said Gillespie. “The ultimate benefits of mobility include improved outcomes. The success stories we have heard elsewhere convinced us that this is the right decision to make on behalf of both our patients and our clinicians.” News | October 24, 2013 AirStrip One Deployed as Mobile Strategy for Cardiology to Contend With Growth “As Palomar Health moves forward as an early adopter of AirStrip One Cardiology, we are seeing how mobility can help us treat patients even more effectively,” added Benjamin Kanter, M.D., chief medical information officer, Palomar Health. “Beyond mobile ECGs, Palomar Health clinicians will be able to view other patient data, including monitoring and EMR data, to offer a more complete picture of patients throughout the entire care cycle.” At the same time, AirStrip has formed an innovation lab partnership with Palomar Health, the largest public health-care district in California and the most comprehensive health care delivery system in northern San Diego County. Palomar Health will begin using a greatly expanded version of AirStrip One that incorporates a variety of additional data sources and advanced functionality, including radiology views, EMR access and providing access to ECGs and labs via secure link sharing. “Mobility allows cardiologists to view diagnostic-quality, near real-time patient data on any device within seconds no matter where they are,” noted Mony Weschler, chief applications strategist, Montefiore. “By reducing the time it takes for test results to be delivered to and analyzed by the right clinician, cardiologists can make decisions about patient care much faster and with just as much accuracy as if they were sitting at their desktops.”center_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Weschler added that mobility has reduced false cath lab activations at Montefiore, which can cost thousands of dollars per event simply because physicians can more quickly and accurately assess the patient’s condition and determine the appropriate course of action. More importantly, he says, timely cardiology involvement in acutely ill patients with complex dysrhythmias has reduced long-term costs of cardiac care and improved population health by minimizing heart damage. “When treating patients with cardiac disease — whether it is chest pain, acute MI or congestive heart failure — time is of the essence,” said Orlando Portale, chief innovation officer, Palomar Health. “When physicians have mobile access to minute-by-minute information, care processes are improved as is the ability to effectively treat patients. With that in mind, we see growing potential for integrating mobility across the entire cardiac care continuum.” “In cardiology, ‘time is muscle’ and reducing event-to-balloon times gets patients through treatment and to the ICU with less damage to their hearts,” said Alan Portela, CEO, AirStrip. “They are ultimately healthier, which in turn can reduce the likelihood of readmission within 30 days. With mobility, hospitals can shave nearly a day from their post-STEMI ICU stays, which can save $1,500 per patient. And sometimes, avoiding certain interventions is what’s important — the sooner clinicians can identify and communicate a false STEMI, the more savings the health system will see.” October 24, 2013 — AirStrip announced new research demonstrating the results of its mobility solution AirStrip One Cardiology, along with successful use cases by Rockdale Medical Center, Palomar Health, Montefiore Medical Center and Sequoia Hospital. New research reveals financial gains, care quality benefitsNinety minutes is the benchmark set by CMS and the Joint Commission. But when cardiologists can access diagnostic-quality ECGs coming directly from the ambulance using AirStrip One, they can make immediate decisions and save valuable time, in some cases reducing door-to-balloon time to as little as 35 minutes. For more information: www.airstrip.com Ongoing commitment and expanding implementationsAmong the AirStrip clients who see growing value in AirStrip One Cardiology is Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, which has seen first-hand the potential for mobility to improve care through such measures as shortened door-to-balloon times, which can reduce patient treatment times and hospital length-of-stay (LOS).last_img read more

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first_imgThe value of Costa Rican exports increased by 8.4 percent in the first nine months of this year, totaling $8.5 billion, the Foreign Trade Ministry (COMEX) reported on Monday.Recent figures show consistent growth in exports of free-zone and agricultural products.According to COMEX, countries with free trade agreements with Costa Rica account for 68 percent of Tico exports so far this year. Costa Rican exports to those countries increased by 8.9 percent in the first three quarters, from $5.2 billion during the same period in 2011 to $5.7 billion this year. North America (the United States and Canada) is the main destination for Costa Rican exports, accounting for 42.5 percent of total exports (an 8.8 percent increase from 2011). Next is the European Union, with 18.1 percent (a 6.9 percent increase), Central America, with 14 percent (a 6.4 percent increase), and Asia, with 12.8 percent (a 24.6 percent increase).Central Bank projections show the country is on track to meet – and likely surpass – this year’s export target, estimated at $15.8 billion in goods and services. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Spokesman Juergen Thalmeier said the students were rain-soaked and chilled from the cold but otherwise unharmed. None had the equipment or clothing needed for a hike in snowy high-Alpine terrain.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Sponsored Stories Top Stories center_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober BERLIN (AP) — Police in the southern German region of Bavaria say their biggest-ever helicopter rescue operation saved 14 Indonesian students who misjudged the weather during a spring hike in the Alps.The 23- to 25-year-old-students called for help late Sunday after becoming lost amid heavy snowfall at an altitude of 1,800 meters (5,900 feet) in the Watzmannkar valley near Austria. Bavarian police said Monday that helicopters with heat-seeking cameras were scrambled and together with mountain rescue teams were able to locate the students. 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Comments   Share   The game Whisenhunt is referring to is next Thursday’s matchup with the Denver Broncos. It will be the Cards’ fifth preseason game, and that they have not figured out the most important position on the field is cause for concern.But Whisenhunt said a lot will go into the decision, so it’s not a simple as just seeing who plays better next Thursday.“We’ve still got some practice days left,” the coach noted, adding that there is still time for competitive practices against the defense. “A lot of it’s how they respond to their corrections from the game this week and the games the week before.“There’s a lot of things that go into it.”Part of that is how his QBs respond from their mistakes. Whisenhunt said Kolb responded well not only from his outing against the Raiders, which prompted an opposing defensive lineman to question his toughness, but how he battled back from turnovers Thursday night.“Kevin obviously had a lot going on last week,” Whisenhunt said. “And I thought he responded like a pro to us.”Still, the head coach was not pleased with how many times his team turned the ball over. John Skelton was intercepted once, Kevin Kolb was picked off twice, and both Ryan Lindley and Jaymar Johnson lost fumbles. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away “The one thing we’ve got to get corrected,” Whisenhunt said, “Is we can’t turn the football over. The reason we didn’t win the game [Thursday] night was because we turned the football over, and that’s not going to cut it going forward.” – / 25 Ken Whisenhunt was not surprised the first question he was asked Friday was about his quarterbacks.The Cardinals coach, roughly 12 hours after his team arrived in the Valley following a preseason tilt with the Titans, gave no indication that anything has been decided.“I don’t really know right now,” he said when asked if there’s any change in how the quarterback situation will be approached this week. “Each of them have gotten two starts, obviously, but that’s something that we’re going to think about going into this game.” Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’last_img read more

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first_imgHAMPTON ISLAND, Ga. – Hampton Island Preserve, a private retreat located between Savannah and Sea Island, is presenting Young’s Island, a 14+-acre private island comprised of three, two-acre home sites and conservation easements, for $6.75 million.One of the few remaining undeveloped island groups along the South Atlantic Coast, Hampton Island Preserve is a stunning, natural enclave that offers refined services and amenities. Residents and members can enjoy a working farm that produces organic fruits and vegetables, nature interpretive center, two full-service spas, seaplane, world-class food and wine offerings, guided hunting and fishing excursions, equestrian center and guest houses. Soon, Hampton Island Preserve will feature a championship Davis Love III signature golf course.All three home sites offer amazing views.  Two have deep water frontage and the third overlooks pristine marshland. A wooden dock connects the island to the mainland for golf cart transportation. The developer also has plans for an expansive garage that would be located on the mainland for easy access. Hampton Island Preserve., which offers 370 distinctive home sites and exclusive membership opportunities, is now working exclusively with Atlanta-based Tivoli Realty Services (TRS). “The unusual size, excellent location and magnificent beauty make Young’s Island a highly desirable vacation retreat,” said TRS CEO Scott L. Leventhal. “The island is completely untouched, yet owners are minutes from gourmet dining, spa services, an equestrian center, championship golf, and sport fishing.The listing details for Young’s Island can be viewed on the Hampton Island Preserve Web site at www.hamptonisland.com and on the TRS Web site: www.tivoli-rs.com.Hampton Island Preserve Hampton Island Preserve, one of the few remaining undeveloped islands along the South Atlantic Coast, is a stunning 4,000-acre private retreat which offers 370 distinctive home sites, as well as exclusive membership opportunities. Refined services and amenities include an organic garden, two spa locations, seaplane, food and beverage offerings, guided hunting and fishing excursions, guest houses, an equestrian center, and a Davis Love III championship golf course. A clubhouse, marina, pool and additional guest homes are planned. For more information, visit www.hamptonisland.com or call (912) 880-8888.Tivoli Realty Services, Inc. Tivoli Realty Services, Inc. (TRS) was founded in February 2008 by Scott L. Leventhal, a 32-year-old, fourth-generation real estate impresario. The company offers a distinctive strategy to marketing and selling real estate. Instead of focusing on the actual product (i.e. size of fitness center, countertops, appliance package), its sales associates promote a “resort living” philosophy while illustrating the value of a purchase. TRS oversees all sales and marketing efforts for four high-rise condominium developments in Atlanta: Aqua, Duo, Mezzo and The Mansion on Peachtree, a Rosewood Hotel & Residence. For more information, visit www.tivoli-rs.com or call (770) 272-7600.last_img read more

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first_imgFebruary 5, 2014This continues our report about a winter project for our construction and groundskeeping crew and volunteers, the renovation of the East Foundry Apartment access and surrounding landscape [see posts from 12/16, 12/18, 12/20, 12/23, 12/27, 12/30/2013 and from 1/3 to 1/20/2014]. Fence posts and railings have been welded into place. The fence itself will be steel mesh.[photos and text by Sue Kirsch]Ron and Isaac cut and prepared the sheets of mesh in the welding shop.The steel mesh is to be welded suspended from the railing. Ron is using wooden spacers for the right distance.Here you can see one of the welded spacers. Part of the fence is on a slope and Ron is puzzling out how to adopt the fence grid to the slope.More to come.last_img read more

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House President Equal human rights for refugees and immigrants

first_imgEstablishing multiculturalism and strengthening the social fabric of the immigrant communities in host countries can be achieved by acknowledging that the protection of human rights is equally important for the refugees and immigrants too, said House president Demetris Syllouris.Speaking at the 138th Assembly of the Inter-parliamentary Union in Geneva, Syllouris noted that discussions around the refugee and migration crisis should not be restricted to procedures for strategic management and the best coordination of mechanisms and bureaucracy but should be centred around human life and human pain, and focus on the weakness of the societies to handle the massive exodus of people in a comprehensive and effective manner.Syllouris emphasised the need to respect the human rights of refugees and immigrants, on the basis of solidarity, fair sharing of responsibilities and burdens, and the commitment to financial support.He said the human rights of migrating populations should be respected by the authorities at all times, and that the right of family reunion should be given to all persons eligible for international protection, in the broadest possible sense.Referring to the integration of refugees and immigrants in the societies of host countries, Syllouris pointed out the need to provide education, housing, and medical care, and to create jobs, in order to mitigate the challenges they are called on to face.CNAYou May LikeMoneySavingWalletOnline Data Entry Jobs Without Investment – MoneySavingWalletMoneySavingWalletUndoFittors20 Best Short Hairdos For Women Over 60 To Look YoungerFittorsUndoAutos +9 Safest Cars on the RoadAutos +Undo Two of serial killer’s victims buried in PhilippinesUndoHeroes’ welcome for Israeli teens after woman detained for false rape claim (Update 2)UndoCompanies must use buying power to root out slavery, says UK officialUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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first_imgThe responsibility for infringements of EU rules on the closure of illegal landfills is collective and falls on all administrations tasked since 2003 with fulfilling the Republic’s obligations, according to the findings of a report released on Friday.The report was prepared by a committee – consisting of lawyer Andreas Demetriou, assistant tax officer Stelios Kountouris and university professor Panos Papanastatiou – appointed by the attorney-general last December to investigate the handling by governments over time of the national waste-management strategy.According to the report, the obligations of the Republic of Cyprus were not taken seriously enough by its governments to lead to the implementation of national and EU legislation on the matter and were dealt with ‘frivolously’.The agriculture ministry’s environment service, the report said, bears the institutional and general responsibility for environmental protection.Cyprus was faced with fines last year over delays in shutting down illegal landfills in Vati and Kotsiatis ordered by the EU in 2013. An infringement process was initiated in May 2017 and the Republic was looking at fines of of €30,000 for each day of delay. It was given more time later on to close down the illegal landfills following the visit last October by European Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella.The report said that there had been no proper strategic planning since 2003 and no sufficient funds had been allocated, or human resources with sufficient know-how, to fulfil the obligations of Cyprus to the EU or to ‘its own citizens’.Although the recent decision on the assignment of management of Nicosia district’s waste to the Koshi treatment plant is being viewed positively, the committee said that it “regrets the fact that this development, as well as the assignment to a company that had, with the admission of its top executives, direct involvement in matters of corruption at the expense of the country, […] could have been avoided by timely and proper reflection, rationalisation of obligations and responsibilities and proper selection of advisors who would have prepared studies and given good advice to the competent departments.”The committee also expressed concerns on whether Cyprus’ 2020 goals will be met as regards recycling of 50 per cent of the waste at source, as it does not seem that the environment department is taking the necessary measures to achieve those goals.On finding a taker for the waste converted to Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) by the waste treatment facility in Pentakomo in Limassol, as mandated by the EU, the committee said that the interior ministry could have started sooner negotiations with Vasiliko cement factory – the only company in Cyprus that expressed interest in taking the fuel. The tender for the SRF, it said, was announced with a five-year delay, in 2017.The committee also found that difference of opinion between the interior ministry and the environment department had been crucial in the non-materialisation of measures for the implementation of the EU directive on landfills, and ‘avoiding a conviction against the Republic of Cyprus’.It also said that it agreed with a decision of officials of the interior ministry when a proposal was presented on the matter by the environment department in July 2013. The decision was that the proposal was ‘unrealistic and not backed by facts’ and that ‘it was not a serious and scientific study based on reliable and real data, but on planning based on expectations, wishes and unsubstantiated assumptions’.These statements, the report said, are being confirmed because “five years later, the environment department has yet to show substantive work for the strategy it proposed on the reduction of waste.”The committee gave credit, however, to Auditor-General Odysseas Michaelides for his involvement during the process of granting the contract for the management of Pentakomo waste treatment plant. Michaelides, the committee said, had insisted at the time, on the contract being granted not according to suggestions from the government advisor but according to financial criteria. His suggestion was adopted by the then interior minister, Eleni Mavrou, the report said.As a result, the cost of waste management at the Limassol plant was secured at €19 per tonne, compared with €69 per tonne at the Koshi waste treatment plant, it said.You May LikeHealth & Human Research7 Weird Things That Happen if You Put Garlic Under Your PillowHealth & Human ResearchUndoBacalaoCheck out the 30 most beautiful women in the worldBacalaoUndoHealthzapThis Toy Monkey Reunited An 80 Year Old Man With His Long Lost CousinHealthzapUndo Companies must use buying power to root out slavery, says UK officialUndoUK plays Brexit hardball with ‘stubborn’ EUUndoProperty owners price themselves out of the marketUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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