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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News People Huntington Medical Research Institutes Appoints Dr. Kevin King Director of Advanced Imaging Research Program From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 | 11:47 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Dr. Kevin KingHuntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), an independent and leading biomedical research institute based in Pasadena, California, has recruited Kevin King, MD, to be its new Director of Imaging Research.Dr. King, a Harvard Medical School graduate with research training from MIT, joined the HMRI team on July 1st. Dr. King previously served as an Assistant Professor of Radiology at USC Keck School of Medicine, where he participated in the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s vascular cohort. Dr. King was previously a researcher on the Dallas Heart Study based at University of Texas-Southwestern in Dallas, investigating the use of MRI to understand the role of vascular disease in the brain and served as co-director of the imaging core for their Alzheimer’s Disease Center.“We’re eager to see the transformative and innovative approaches Dr. King will bring to the rapidly expanding imaging research program at HMRI,” said Dr. Marie Csete, President & Chief Scientist of HMRI. “His dedication and passion for research at the foundations of physiology are a natural fit for the culture we’ve built at our institution – to improve health and save lives. The complex diseases of the brain we study all have vascular causes, but until recently dissecting the vascular contribution to diseases such as Alzheimer’s has been very difficult for us and for all researchers to quantify. I am optimistic that the tools Dr. King brings to HMRI will give us insights into brain health and disease. ”Currently, Dr. King is seeking to use non-invasive imaging methods to better understand changes in the brain’s vascular function due to aging and disease, continuing a long tradition of excellence and innovation in these areas of imaging research at HMRI. The long-term goal of this work is to enable early assessment of disease onset, so that therapies can be initiated before disease is too advanced. Clinical trials and medicine generally need objective non-invasive end-points to be able to follow response to therapies, and MRI end-points are critical for advancing therapies.“HMRI’s goal to expand the provision of non-invasive imaging of the brain and other organs to better understand various disease states and their progression can become a reality with Dr. King at the helm of our imaging program,” Csete added. “Since imaging is central to our new scientific strategic plan, Dr. King was also chosen for his ability and willingness to collaborate across the medical specialties at HMRI.”Last year, HMRI installed a second MRI which will be dedicated to clinical research under Dr. King’s leadership. This state-of-the-art magnet allows HMRI investigators to probe the anatomic and chemical causes of disease. The machine is equipped with specialized coils to facilitate investigation of chemical processes, such as those involved in core metabolism and energy. These chemical pathways change as we age and with disease, and imaging these reactions represents the future in non-invasive diagnostics.About Huntington Medical Research InstitutesHuntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public-benefit organization based in Pasadena, California, dedicated to studying and enhancing knowledge of diseases in order to improve health and save lives. HMRI’s mission is multidisciplinary, patient-focused research. For six decades, it has been making biomedical discoveries and developments that have set new precedents in medical knowledge across the nation and around the world. HMRI is Pasadena’s only dedicated biomedical research organization with research programs neurosciences (Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain injury, migraine), heart and liver diseases) and advanced imaging research. For more information, visit www.hmri.org. 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[H/T Consequence of Sound] Nine Inch Nails released their EP Not the Actual Events back in December, and noted that it would be the first of a trilogy of EPs that would be completed during 2017. Today, the second EP in the series has been announced, with the five-track Add Violence due out next week on Friday, July 21st. As described by a press release, “The sonic palette expands significantly from Not the Actual Events, incorporating elements of beauty into the dark dissonance. The narrative arc linking the three records begins to emerge through the disassociated lyrics and the provocative and clue-filed cover artwork and accompanying physical component.”Nine Inch Nails Perform For The First Time Since 2014 On “Twin Peaks”To coincide with their announcement about Add Violence, Nine Inch Nails also released the opening track from the record, “Less Than.” You can watch the gritty, digitalized music video for “Less Than” below, and pre-order the latest from Nine Inch Nails ahead of its official release on the band’s website.
Today, Telluride Jazz Festival has announced the lineup for their 43rd-annual event, set to take place from August 9th–11th, 2019 in Telluride, CO.This year’s Telluride Jazz Festival lineup will feature headlining performance by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Lettuce, and Robert Randolph & The Family Band in addition to sets from Victor Wooten Band, Turkuaz, Cha Wa, Spaga, Veronica Swift, Matthew Whitaker, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, The Mattson 2 playing A Love Supreme (John Coltrane), Battle of Santiago, Danny Green Trio Plus Strings, LP and the Vinyl, Tyree Morris & Hearts of Worship, Voodoo Orchestra, The Telluride All0Stars 25th Reunion Band, and many more.For more information about Telluride Jazz Festival 2019, or to grab your tickets now, head to the event website here.
The Harvard Medical School (HMS) Center for Primary Care announced the formation of an Academic Innovations Collaborative that will provide more than $10 million in resources over two years to nine HMS-affiliated hospital-based primary care teaching practices and eight affiliated community health practice partners. The center will award more than $5 million in grants to the selected affiliates who will directly match the funds, totaling more than $10 million.“Harvard Medical School, the Center for Primary Care and Harvard’s affiliated clinical entities share a mutual commitment to transforming care delivery within their networks to benefit patients, clinicians, trainees and society,” said Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at HMS.The goal is to create a platform for training future health care leaders by transforming Harvard-affiliated primary care teaching practices through innovation in four key areas: team-based primary care, management and prevention of chronic illnesses, management of patients with multiple illnesses, and patient empowerment and behavior change.“It is well known, and has been well documented, that primary care in the United States is in crisis,” said David Bates, one of three co-interim directors of the Center for Primary Care. “If the U.S. is to have higher-quality care at lower costs, primary care models will have to change, and this initiative provides the local grantees the chance to innovate solutions.”View the list of grantees.
The North Sumatra Forestry Agency has closed a hiking trail in a forested public park on Mount Sibayak, Karo regency, following Sumatran tiger sightings in the area.Ramlan Barus, the park’s technical unit head, said the trail would be closed indefinitely as of Friday. “We’ve closed the hiking trail to prevent human-wildlife conflict,” Ramlan said in a statement on Friday.He added that the park’s management was coordinating with the North Sumatra Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) to handle the tiger – or tigers – and prevent them from attacking residents and visitors.North Sumatra BKSDA head Hotmauli Sianturi said the agency would work with the Forestry Agency to investigate the multiple sightings on the mountain since August.“We’re trying to locate the tiger through trap cameras. Hopefully, we can track him down soon so we prevent the worst outcomes,” said Hotmauli. Read also: Planting right crops may prevent elephant-human conflicts: ExpertAuthorities have been receiving reports from residents about encounters with tigers for the past few months.According to the management of the Bukit Barisan Great Forest Park in the regency, at least two reports were made of sightings between August and September. On Sept. 30, officials received a report that a tiger was chasing a visitor’s car down a road in a forest near Mount Sibayak.Bukit Barisan Park official Ashido AS Mulia Munthe noted that the tiger was sighted in the forest, which is the animal’s habitat.“So far, we have no cases of human-wildlife conflict, as long as we respect the animal,” said Ashido.He added that park officials were routinely patrolling the area, including in the evening. He said they had prepared firecrackers to repel tigers in case they threatened residents or visitors. (dpk)Topics :
January 21, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Government That Works, Human Services, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller announced today that a newly released national study finds that Pennsylvania has the fifth-lowest cost among all states for the most popular individual health care plans, known as silver plans, offered under the Affordable Care Act.“I am thrilled that Pennsylvania has become a national leader for health insurance accessibility and affordability,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “My administration has worked hard to ensure that Pennsylvanians can receive the best care and coverage for their needs. This success for our consumers is extremely encouraging.”“My top priority in reviewing rates proposed by insurers last year was the impact rate increases would have on consumers, to fulfill Governor Wolf’s plan to make health insurance more accessible and affordable for Pennsylvanians,” said Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller. Commissioner Miller reduced the proposed rates by nearly $81 million before approving the health plan rates in October.The study released today was done by GOBankingRates.com, and compares several factors of each state’s lowest-cost silver plans. These factors include the plan’s monthly premium, the deductible consumers pay, the emergency care copay, and the copay for care from a primary physician. Commissioner Miller said including more factors than just a plan’s monthly premium is important, because this more accurately reflects a consumer’s total out-of-pocket costs.The tudy says one of the key factors in the health care plans costs appears to be competition among insurers, which is another of the goals Commissioner Miller had when reviewing the proposed rates.“Every Pennsylvanian has a choice of at least four health insurance plans from which to choose, and most residents have more choices,” Commissioner Miller said. “I believe maintaining Pennsylvania’s vibrant and competitive health insurance market provides consumers with good options among plans, and keeps costs lower.”The open enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act runs through January 31st. Pennsylvania residents can see what plans are available, and what each plan costs, by visiting www.healthcare.gov. To help consumers better understand how to shop for health coverage, the Insurance Department developed a shoppers guide and video. These are available on the department website, www.insurance.pa.gov, by clicking on “Health” under Top Pages.The Affordable Care Act requires everyone to have health insurance. Tax penalties for not having coverage increase significantly this year, to $695 of 2.5 percent of an individual’s income, whichever is higher.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf National Study Finds Pennsylvania Has Fifth Lowest Health Insurance Costs for Plans Offered Through the Affordable Care Act
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Today will be dry but will be a transition day as we start to work into a more active weather pattern from now through the end of the year. Today will feature increasing clouds ahead of our next weather system, but temps remain above normal for this time of year. This will be the last dry day until we get to the weekend. Rain moves into the state tomorrow, bringing a few hundredths to .3”,tracking mostly over western Ohio. A secondary, stronger batch of moisture surges up into Ohio for Friday. This is where we can see some significant moisture development, and are penciling in up to 1.25″ of precipitation. The rains linger into early Saturday before ending. Cold air will be advancing, but we think it does not get here fast enough to cause a problem with the Friday moisture…it should all stay liquid. We won’t rule out wet snow flakes as precipitation ends early Saturday, or near the lake early Saturday morning. for Friday, we just don’t think it’s a big deal. Overall, combined moisture for the next two days will end up at from .25″-1.5″ with coverage at 90%. The map at right shows an update of rain totals through Saturday midday. We are dry for most of the weekend…all of Saturday and most of Sunday. We will be turning much colder as temps fall to below normal levels. We are still talking up a chance of some light snow overnight Sunday night through mid morning Monday and leaving snow totals at a coating to an inch or two, and coverage at 70% of the state. The best snows may end up being in central Ohio. We are dry Monday. Christmas Day is becoming more interesting. There is a huge discrepancy between models. The European model brings a major winter storm with snow, some rain and major accumulations, along with wind. However, the GFS model says a little rain late in the day on Christmas, mostly over west central and southwest Ohio…and, oh – it’s going to be warm. This is one of the biggest discrepancies we can remember 7 days out on a system. Right now, we continue to leave our forecast dry for Christmas Day, as that has been our bias to this point. We are going to have to see some data that supports the Euro over the next few days in order to get on to any Christmas storm bandwagon at this time. So, we are dry Christmas in our forecast, and we keep the dry weather through Wednesday and the first half of next Thursday. From there, we get wet. Rains arrives Thursday night )27th) and holds through Friday the 28th, bringing .2”-.8” and 90% coverage. Then for the extended forecast period, we have snow to the north and rain to the south from Saturday night the 29th through Sunday midday (30th). Then rain is bac for Monday the 31st through Tuesday the 1st. Then we have snow from late the 2nd through the 3rd. So, expect a very active finish to 2018 and an active start to 2019.
SharePrint Related The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month GeocoinA geocacher from the plains of the United States joins the ranks of Geocachers of the Month around the world. Dozens of comments shined a light on a geocacher who reaches out to those who are new to the adventure and helps inspire those who’ve geocached for years. While there is only one Geocacher of the Month, each of the nominees is already a winner, with a prize package headed their way.All the nominees add an important contribution to their local communities and inspire the global geocaching community. Each will receive special recognition for their contribution to the adventure of geocaching. Before naming the Geocacher of the Month, Geocaching HQ reviews community input and blog comments. Each comment is read and posts in native languages are encouraged.bjmccacher has been part of the geocaching world since 2011. After cementing hundreds of new relationships fostering the joy of geocaching he’s being named Geocacher of the Month for February 2014.One comment reads, “Bjmccacher has been a great geocaching collaborator and really helped raise the bar for geocaching in Lincoln, NE (and in the central US)! Many of his creative ideas have led to outstanding geocaching trails and series attracting folks from all over North America (see the numerous posts below). He is also incredibly inventive and is always coming up with new and interesting ways to geocache–it’s no surprise that many of his geocaches are some of the most favorited caches in Nebraska. Finally, as a host and ambassador to visiting geocachers, he is simply incredible. He goes the extra mile in every possible way! ”If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, simply fill out this webform.Every nomination must include the following items and abide by the following guidelines:Your name, the name of your nominee, their usernameA picture of the nomineeDescription (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the MonthPlease inform your nominee that you have submitted them for the award. Nominations for Geocacher of the Month are accepted at any time.Congratulations again to bjmccacher for being recognized as the Geocacher of the Month for February.bjmccacher – Geocacher of the Month Share with your Friends:More
SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin, center, winner of an alpine ski World Cup women’s parallel slalom city event, celebrates on the podium with second-placed Germany’s Christina Geiger, left, and third-placed Sweden’s Anna Swenn Larsson, in Hammarbybacken, Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Christine Olsson/TT via AP)KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — The second-to-last women’s downhill of the World Cup season has been canceled in Russia after poor course conditions meant a mandatory training session was canceled for three straight days.The International Ski Federation said the Saturday morning race slot at the Rosa Khutor venue will now go to a super-G, which was scheduled for Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Shiffrin’s title is already a formality as both she and Vlhova, who are technical race specialists, are skipping the speed races this weekend.All other skiers trail at least 900 points behind Shiffrin, who has a career-best 14 World Cup wins this season. /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy LATEST STORIES P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MMA legend Vitor Belfort signs with ONE Championship A second super-G will be raced Sunday, using the vacant day to reschedule a race canceled in January at St. Anton, Austria, the governing body said Friday.The course is staging its first top-level Alpine ski races since the 2014 Sochi Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThis weekend, American star Mikaela Shiffrin will be mathematically confirmed as the winner of her third straight World Cup overall title.Shiffrin leads the standings by more than 700 points from her main rival Petra Vlhova of Slovakia. With 100 points awarded for a win, only six races will remain when the circuit leaves Russia. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Camera performance is one of the key features in a phone and at a time when the phones like the Galaxy S10 (Review) and the Huawei P30 Pro (Review) are giving users some impressive camera hardware, Apple is now expected to improve and add new features to the camera system in the upcoming iPhone 11. We don’t know what Apple will call the next iPhone, if it will be the iPhone XI or the iPhone 11. But courtesy analyst Ming-Chi Kuo we know that Apple plans to improve the selfie camera in this year’s iPhone.Kua says that apart from putting a higher resolution 12-megapixel selfie camera in the upcoming iPhone 11, Apple is also going to give a third camera to the successors of the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. This third camera will use a 12-megapixel sensor specially developed by Sony for Apple and it will be paired with a wide-angle lens. Android phones like the Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10 already come with such a wide-angle lens camera, and it is expected that the upcoming OnePlus 7 Pro may also feature one such camera.Kua in his analyst note also talks of the upcoming iPhone XR (Review) successor — likely to be called the iPhone XR 2 — that will get the same dual-camera setup that the current iPhone XS and the iPhone Xs Max use. Currently, the iPhone XR has a single lens camera on the rear.All three upcoming iPhones — the iPhone XR2, the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Max — will have same 12-megapixel selfie camera.advertisementKuo also notes that Apple is trying to figure out a way to use a lens coated with black film on the selfie cameras on the upcoming iPhone so they will match the colours of bezel and will look in “inconspicuous”. Other than the camera details, Kuo doesn’t spill any other bits about the iPhone 11 for now. It is expected that the new iPhones will look similar to the current iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR. They will also sport screens that have the similar sizes of 5.8 inches, 6.1-inches and 6.5-inches.It is certain that the iPhone 11 will be powered by Apple A13 processor, which Apple is reportedly already making using 7nm fab technology at TSMC. The screen of the iPhone XS successor will use OLED panel while the iPhone XR screen will use LCD technology. It is also certain that the new iPhones will use iOS 13, which is likely to be revealed at WWDC in the first week of June.The new iPhone 11 is likely to be launched in September. India launch should be either in late September or early October, likely a week or two after the global launch.ALSO READ | Apple may launch refreshed iPhone 8 with cheaper price in March 2020, leak suggestsALSO READ | iPhone XR smart battery case review: Effective but you don’t need it for this iPhone