UCSD researcher supports Presidents vow to stop the spread of HIV

first_img Posted: February 5, 2019 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo, February 5, 2019 Sasha Foo UCSD researcher supports President’s vow to stop the spread of HIV 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It’s been 35 years since doctor Doug Richman treated his first patient with the HIV virus, at a time when the odds of survival were grim.Almost four decades later, with the development of new drugs, HIV can be controlled.In the research community, the emphasis is on finding ways to make the life saving drugs even more effective and accessible.Doctor Richman is a professor at the Aids Research Center at the University of California San Diego.He supports President Trump’s pledge to halt the spread of the HIV virus by the year 2030. The goal is ambitious, but it’s not exactly new. In 2013, the World Health Organization set a similar objective, with a handful of countries including Australia, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Namibia, and Botswana already reaching that goal.The United States still lags to reach that goal, with an estimated 40,000 new infections reported every year. Richman says it’s possible to stem the spread of HIV, but the federal government needs to make a much stronger commitment.Richman points to New York City as a model for managing the virus. In New York, people who are infected, are identified and promptly given the drugs for treatment. In some states, especially in the southeast, people with HIV have a more difficult time getting the drugs to help control it.Richman says it will take political will and more money to make the changes in public policy to help stop the spread of HIV. last_img read more

Miley Cyrus Announces New Album Younger Now

first_img Facebook Miley Cyrus Announces New Album ‘Younger Now’ GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter sets release date for her latest album featuring the hit “Malibu”Renée FabianGRAMMYs Aug 8, 2017 – 10:32 am GRAMMY.comLast time we heard from our GRAMMY-nominated friend Miley Cyrus, she was coming in like a wrecking ball with 2013’s Bangerz and tripping with 2015’s Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Petz.Now, Cyrus will release of her sixth studio album, Younger Now, due out Sept. 29. The album was announced in full color via her website with a bedazzled black jacket and rope identifying the title and release date.The upcoming album would seem to be a departure from the dance-heavy, hip-hop influenced tunes of her last two albums. The singles “Malibu” and “Inspired,” released in May and June, respectively, already suggest a toned-down, sunshiny vibe that’s more earthy than her last two projects.With Younger Now, Cyrus hasn’t given much away, but she echoed the brighter, warm tone her two singles have taken.She told Billboard: “I’m giving the world a hug and saying, ‘Hey, look. We’re good — I love you.’ And I hope you can say you love me back.”More new music: What was new in music in July? Email Twitter What Do We Know About Miley Cyrus’ New Album? miley-cyrus-announces-new-album-younger-now News last_img read more

What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of May 27 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, below are the town and school board, committee and commission meeting scheduled for the week of Sunday, May 27, 2018.Sunday, May 27No MeetingsMonday, May 28No MeetingsTuesday, May 29The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Wednesday, May 30The Wilmington Board of Assessors meets at 11am in Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Water & Sewer Commission meets at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington School Committee meets at 7pm in the Wilmington High School’s Large Instruction Room. Read the agenda HERE.Thursday, May 31No MeetingsFriday, June 1No MeetingsSaturday, June 2No MeetingsAll meetings are open to the public unless noted.(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Government”What’s Happening At Town Meetings This Week? (Week of September 8, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

Google Home app debuts color controls for smart lights

first_img Preview • For your consideration: Google Home seeks employment as your family’s Rosie the robot Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) Tags Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected Aug 31 • The best coffee grinders you can buy right now $69 News • Black Mirror season 5 has three new trailers to stress you out today Chris Monroe/CNET The Google Home app keeps getting more useful. Starting with version 2.9, you can use the app to change the color of compatible smart bulbs. A year ago, the app was mostly used for setting up your Google Home smart speakers. An update in the fall added well-organized smart home controls to the app that mirrored those found on Google’s smart displays. You could see all of your connected gadgets organized by room and control them with a touch. Now those touch controls are getting more robust.You’ve long been able to change the color of your compatible bulbs with a voice command to any device with Google Assistant built in, such as the Google Home Hub smart display. If you didn’t feel like talking, you had to go into the individual Philips Hue or Lifx apps to change the color of your bulbs. The newest version of the Google Home app lets you control them both from one spot.As before, you can also turn your smart lights on or off and change their brightness with the app. You can organize your lights into rooms and control them all at once. The code for the update was spotted on Monday by 9to5Google, who also noted newly added support for the upcoming Lenovo Smart Clock. The Smart Clock will offer a trimmed down version of the Lenovo Smart Display tailored for your nightstand. It’s due out this Spring. The update for the Google Home app hasn’t hit my Android phone yet, but it’s live on my coworker’s iPhone. A Google representative confirmed to CNET over email that the update officially launched Wednesday and should be live for everyone over the course of the day. Walmart Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house See it See It 2:22 Now playing: Watch this: Google Home Review • Google Home is better than ever, but you probably shouldn’t buy it $79 0center_img Smart Home $99 reading • Google Home app debuts color controls for smart lights Crutchfield CNET Smart Home Mentioned Above Google Home See It How To • Make Google Home get your groceries See All Lenovo Smart Clock uses Google Assistant to wake you… • Post a comment Share your voice CNET Smart Home CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Google Lenovo Philipslast_img read more

Is Allu Arjuns ICON a remake of Filipino film Kita Kita Here

first_imgAllu ArjunFacebookThe story of stylish star Allu Arjun’s ICON, which is directed by Venu Sriram, has been leaked on the internet and fueled speculations that it is going to be a remake of Filipino film Kita Kita.On this date, Dil Raju announced on April 8 that he is teaming with Allu Arjun for the fourth time. He also released the logo of the movie titled ICON, which is produced by Dil Raju under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations. He tweeted, “#ICON – కనబడుట లేదు Happy to announce our 4th collaboration with Southern Star @AlluArjun. Written and Directed by Sriram Venu #HBDAlluArjun.”Since then, there has been a lot of speculations on various aspects of ICON. It was rumoured that the film would be a remake of the Filipino film Kita Kita. But sources close to the film unit leaked its storyline and denied this claim. It is titled after Allu Arjun’s bike ICON. “The film’s poster depicts Allu Arjun riding a bike, and for good reason. The story revolves around the bike,” the source told Deccan Chronicle.”Basically, Allu Arjun ends up losing his bike and reports it in a police station, but they ask him to file the complaint at another police station. The officers at the next police station, too, throw excuses at him and ask him to report to another one. An exasperated Allu Arjun decides to teach a lesson to the cops, and begins to play mind games with them,” added the source. Allu Arjun’s next movie IconTwitterDirector Venu Sriram is said to have already completed the script of the first half of ICON and he is currently working on its second half. “The actor seems enthralled by the subject. Venu Sriram is currently working on improving the second half of the script,” the source told DS.After the release of Naa Peru Surya, Allu Arjun has signed three new projects. He is expected to start shooting for Trivikram Srinivas’ upcoming movie. Directors like Sukumar and Venu Sriram are also getting ready their script for Bunny. It is not clear on whose project he will take up after completing Trivikram’s film.last_img read more

Microsoft posts Watch Dogs PS4 footage on official Xbox YouTube channel

first_imgIt is now clear that the launch games on PS4 will run at a higher resolution than the equivalent games on Xbox One. This has been confirmed for games including Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4. Where as the Xbox One will run Ghosts and BF4 at 720p upscaled to 1080p, the PS4 versions run at 900p upscaled.This difference has meant developers producing multiplatform games posting game footage from the PS4 build in a bid to show their titles off in the best way, and this has led to Microsoft and Ubisoft making an embarrassing mistake yesterday. Footage taken from the PS4 version of Watch Dogs ended up being posted on the official Xbox YouTube channel.The mistake was noticed and posted on Reddit. The telling detail you can see in the image above is when representations of the PS4 DualShock 4 buttons appeared on screen. Apparently it didn’t take long for news of this to get back to Microsoft, who then tried to edit the buttons out before deciding to remove the video from its YouTube channel.This isn’t something Microsoft would choose to do on purpose, and it’s more likely a mistake made by Ubisoft. I’m guessing Ubisoft sent the video to Microsoft, who then uploaded it to the channel with only the briefest of checks.I’m sure whoever uploaded the video to YouTube has received a few angry emails from Microsoft’s upper management, and Ubisoft has surely had some correspondence too about asset supply. You can also guarantee Microsoft has implemented a more robust video review process today.last_img read more

Automation Is Expected to Create Jobs but Only You Can Make Sure

first_img 6 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global March 2, 2018 As workers, we have many job-related rights. What we don’t have is the right of continued employment. Whether that should change is another topic. But what we do have is the desire to better ourselves and be forward thinking.It doesn’t take much forward thinking to realize that today’s jobs are becoming automated. Robots? Check. Artificial intelligence combined with Internet of Things devices? Check. They are coming and in ways we never thought possible 10 years ago. Who would have thought we’d be talking to chat boxes for customer service, for example?In general, automation is riding a wave as employers perceive better productivity and lower costs as benefits. Does this move toward a digital workforce mean fewer jobs? Leading economists argue the opposite, that automation will actually increase jobs.History tells the tale.Economists point to history to show that automation actually creates jobs. As odd as it sounds, as automation speeds up a task, humans come in to do the surrounding tasks that have not been automated. For example, in the 1920’s when automation helped increase cloth weavers’ production by 50 perfect, the price of cloth went down, increasing demand, which in turn increased the number of weavers needed.Related: Advancing Automation Means Humans Need to Embrace Lifelong LearningA more recent example would be in the banking industry with automated teller machines (ATMs). When ATMs came into use, the number of bank tellers in 1988 was 20 per branch. This fell to 13 per branch in 2004. However during that same period, banks opened up 43 percent more branches and the overall number of bank-teller jobs increased.Millennials, Baby Boomers — we are all at risk.It doesn’t really matter your age or career stage, you are in to be impacted. An estate planning attorney who, for the last 20 years, successfully ran his own practice can suddenly find that an app replaces his services. A young mechanical engineering graduate may find jobs scarce due to advances in CAD and 3D printing. In fact, the coming wave of robots, cognitive computers and artificial intelligence can impact blue- and white-collar jobs equally.What is different than in the days of weavers and ATMs is that the jobs required now and in the future require higher-level skills. If an argument is to be made against digital transformation, it is that the divide between high-level skills and low-level skills will become wider, with little or no middle ground.Related: Don’t Worry So Much. Robots Are Mostly Doing the Work People Hate Anyway.It doesn’t help to dwell on it without taking any action. What sets you apart is what you are willing to do about it.Ask for job training in a new area.Your current employer is probably thinking about ways to increase productivity through automation. One of the first things (hopefully) they are thinking about is the kind of skills they need. Talk to your manager, HR and IT to see what is happening. Find out if they plan to offer job training to transition valuable workers to new skills. If they are not, that may be a sign for you to look elsewhere soon.Get trained in an area that interests you.Doctors and nurses are required to attend courses to stay up to date in the medical field, yet for some reason, most other jobs don’t have that requirement. But there are community colleges and online courses that can provide you with the skills that will be in demand at your place of employment or elsewhere.Perhaps you are interested in gadgets and can learn about how robots work and how they are being used to automate repetitive steps in manufacturing. It might inspire you to use robots in your work.Be the person who starts a digital initiative.Perhaps your current role gives you an inside perspective on how things could be more efficient if only, if only….(fill in the blank). Research what it would take to implement your idea and suggest it. Be politely persistent if your immediate manager is cold to the idea and take your ideas to higher levels.At worst, you will be recognized as someone with forward-thinking ideas and someone who is ready to adapt. At best, you actually get to implement your idea, proving your digital aptitude and penchant to be part of the digital transformation.Become digitally literate.Are you the person always trying new things and trying out new gadgets? Lead a lunch session to introduce new digital things to your colleagues. Getting used to new things, to constant change not only stimulates the mind but it also prepares people to accept new processes and to think about how to apply the concepts into their own daily work.Embrace your robotic overlord.In many cases, automated processes and humans can co-exist. The main reason for robotics is that it can do things better than humans. Robots are especially good at repetitive actions — they don’t get tired and make mistakes. They are also good at doing two different things at once where correlations can be observed. But embrace it, because they are doing the boring stuff, freeing you up to do the more fulfilling work.Related: Here’s How This Company Is Adding Robots But Also Keeping Its WorkersIt’s natural to be a bit nervous about where all this technology is going to take us and the impact it will have on our careers, whether we are just embarking on a career or well entrenched in the working world. After all, researchers predict there is a 50 percent chance that machines will be capable of taking over all human jobs in 120 years. The same article has some startling predictions of what will happen within the next 10 years.But knowledge is power, and taking proactive steps to ensure your skill set matches what is needed in the future can give us a sense of control. You might find a new, exciting career in the process. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »last_img read more

University of Maryland Smith MBAs Participate in AECOM Innovation Challenge

first_imgUniversity of Maryland Smith MBAs Participate in AECOM Innovation Challenge Last Updated Aug 25, 2017 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini According to a press release, four Robert H. Smith School of Business MBAs recently participated in the AECOM Innovation Challenge. Taken during the spring 2017 semester, the two-credit independent study challenged Smith students and AECOM innovators to find a solution to a challenge facing the company.AECOM is an American multinational engineering firm that provides design, consulting, construction, and management services to a wide range of clients. According to the Smith School, the AECOM Global Challenge is “designed to foster achievement and celebrate success from across the globe. It sparks natural curiosity, supports discovery, and promotes the core skills and processes of innovation, while encouraging teamwork.”The four Smith MBAs worked on the SMARTSite project, which, according to the press release, fell under the “City of the Future” innovation category. The category was described as “a development of a service offering that leveraged existing contracts and where they saw the marketplace going.” The Smith team was comprised of CJ Mulligan, Stephanie Bo, Andrew Boyd, and Eric Horan. The Smith team was lead and advised by Ben Solomon, an adjunct professor at Smith and CEO of Hyperion Technologies. Hyperion Technologies offers consulting or engineering services in the Washington DC metro area.“I liked our internal team–we worked really well together,” Mulligan said. “It was an insane amount of work, and we were able to provide something very valuable to AECOM.”Phil Horvitz, a University of Maryland alumnus and CTO in the Advanced Technology Office at AECOM Management Services, said that he was excited to see his alma mater well represented at the AECOM Innovation Challenge.“The MBA students Ben assembled did a terrific job in supporting our team and building up the business case for SMARTSite,” he said. “I know they gained valuable experience and maybe even had a little fun while working with our folks.”center_img regions: Baltimore / Washington, DC RelatedTop MBA Employers in Los AngelesLos Angeles is an attractive city for young professionals for a number of reasons—and that’s not even to mention the weather or proximity to the beach. As the center of the nation’s entertainment, however, MBA graduates may be inclined to think the city is more a home to actors than…December 29, 2016In “Disney”Smith Professor Named Executive Education Specialist of the YearAccording to a press release, Gaurav Bhalla, an adjunct professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business and executive fellow of the Center for Excellence in Service (CES), has been named Executive Education Specialist of the Year by Corporate Vision Magazine. Each year, Corporate Vision bestows this honor upon…January 17, 2017In “Featured Region”Smith School Kicks Off New Semester With Week of OrientationIt’s that time of year again, prospective MBAs: Back to school time at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. At Smith, incoming full-time MBAs don’t even have to wait long to meet employers and learn what kind of talent they want to hire — in fact, they get to…August 21, 2015In “Featured Home”last_img read more