Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has conceded that signing Nantes striker Emiliano Sala now seems unlikely, but has refused to give up hope.Sala has been impressive for Nantes this season, scoring 12 goals and providing 2 assists in 16 matches for the French Ligue 1 club.Cardiff boss Warnock was confident of capturing his signature in January but was left disappointed after Nantes hiked up his transfer fee.“We’re looking as best we can at where we can get players in really but at the moment, it looks very much like a loan market to us,” Warnock told Sky Sports.Report: Miguel Cardoso sacked again George Patchias – August 28, 2019 Miguel Cardoso has been sacked for the third time in 12 months.There is one thing that all football managers know, and that is, from…“But that might change. I think everything seems to change so dramatically at our club at times. I wouldn’t say it’s dead in the water, but it’s highly unlikely at the moment.“I’d like to think I’ve got one [deal to sign a player] close, but you just never know in the game.“It’s so difficult, the higher you go. The Championship was a little bit easier in January but in the Premier League, you’ve got to get the best in.”
Posted: October 7, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Pedestrian hospitalized with gunshot wound after fight with motorist in Del Cerro October 7, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 57-year-old man suffered a gunshot to his right forearm while fighting a motorist who almost struck him Sunday morning in the Del Cerro community of San Diego, a police sergeant said.The victim told police he was walking southbound across the street in the 5200 block of Adobe Falls Road when he was almost struck about 1 a.m. by a white, four-door sedan, said San Diego police Sgt. Michael Tansey.“He exchanged words with the driver of the vehicle. The vehicle stopped and a Pacific Islander male exited the driver’s seat,” Tansey said. “The two became involved in a fight, and the victim was knocked unconscious.”The 57-year-old man regained consciousness and was taken to the hospital by an unknown citizen.He realized that he had been shot in the forearm while at an area hospital and was transferred to the hospital’s trauma unit, where he was treated for his injuries, he said.The suspect in connection with the shooting was described as a 6-foot, 2-inch tall Pacific Islander weighing 220 pounds with long hair. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Sedans 2020 Volkswagen Passat: Almost all-new We last saw a new Volkswagen Passat eight years ago, a relative eternity in the automotive world. On Monday at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, VW introduces a heavy refresh of its midsize sedan. I refrain from saying “all-new,” simply because, aside from its updated design, the Passat’s powertrain and technology remain largely unchanged. Enlarge ImageA new grille dominates the 2020 Volkswagen Passat’s front fascia. Volkswagen The 2020 Passat has a more rakish roofline and the grille is wider, with slimmer LED headlamps. The LED taillights are reshaped as well, and Volkswagen has added quad exhaust tips. While 17-inch wheels are standard, drivers can move up to 18- or 19-inch wheels, depending on model. The Passat has always had plenty of interior room, and thankfully, that hasn’t changed. V-Tex leatherette or Nappa leather are both available and the interior comes in your choice of four colors. Heated front and rear seats are available, as well. Volkswagen reading • 2020 Volkswagen Passat refresh focuses on style Detroit Auto Show 2019 Feb 4 • 2020 Kia Telluride: Detroit Auto Show debut turns Super Bowl ad star Feb 7 • Chevy’s full-scale Lego Silverado is plastic fantastic in Chicago As with the 2019 model, the Passat comes standard with forward collision warning and emergency braking, now with a new pedestrian monitoring system. Also standard is blind-spot monitoring and rear traffic alert, but adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist are both optional. A new Parking Steering Assist can automatically guide the Passat into a tricky parallel or perpendicular parking spot. Volkswagen’s aging MIB II infotainment system comes on a new glass-covered touchscreen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard and a premium Fender stereo system is available. Unfortunately, because the Passat doesn’t move to Volkswagen’s scalable MQB platform, you can’t have it with the company’s excellent Digital Cockpit gauge display. Enlarge ImageThe Passat’s interior remains as roomy as it ever was. Volkswagen The Passat will still be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, good for 174 horsepower. The good news is that a new torque converter and tuning ups the torque from 184 to 207 pound-feet of twist for 2020. The Passat puts power to the front wheels only, with a six-speed automatic transmission. When much of the competition sports an eight-speed transmission — heck, even the company’s own Jetta compact sedan has eight gears — the choice to not upgrade the gearbox is curious. Pricing has not yet been announced, but the 2020 Volkswagen Passat will be available in the summer of 2019. Detroit Auto Show: See all the latest coverage. Volkswagen: All the VW news from Detroit and beyond. May 14 • History of the Toyota Supra, a Japanese sports car legend 6 49 Photos More From Roadshow 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value • See All Share your voice 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Tags Comments 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Detroit Auto Show 2019 Volkswagen Jan 22 • Our highlights of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show
Should you be worried?It’s hard to say. Patients have reported vaping products that contain a variety of substances, including nicotine and THC, as well as using do-it-yourself “home brews,” finds the Washington Post. At this time, health officials are unsure whether the lung issues stem from the e-cigarette devices or one or more ingredients commonly found in vape juice. “While some cases in each of the states are similar and appear to be linked to e-cigarette product use, more information is needed to determine what is causing the illnesses,” says the CDC. At least one Wisconsin man who was hospitalized had purchased tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) oil on the street, according to news reports. Canva The American Vaping Association is skeptical that traditional vape products are at fault. “With approximately 10 million adults vaping nicotine each month without major issue, it appears much more likely that the products causing lung damage contain THC or illegal drugs, not nicotine,” an AVA spokesperson told CBS News.But health experts like Anne Griffiths, MD, a pediatric lung specialist who saw all four of the reported cases in Minnesota, aren’t so sure. “My sense is this isn’t new,” she told the Associated Press. “It’s new that we’re recognizing it. I really do think the primary cause of these illnesses is what’s been inhaled.”Currently, no one device or cartridge is associated with the reported cases of lung disease. When estimating the scope of the problem, health officials are only counting certain lung illnesses in which the person reports having vaped within three months. Most of the illnesses under investigation involve teens and young adults, a population in which e-cigarette use has skyrocketed: 78% among high school students and 49% among middle school students between 2017 and 2018, according to the CDC. As of 2018, more than 3.6 million U.S. youth, including 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle school students, report using e-cigarettes. The suspected link to vaping is more bad news for an industry that’s already under fire for targeting teens. In an email to Reuters, industry-leader Juul Labs said, “Like any health-related events reportedly associated with the use of vapor products, we are monitoring these reports.” As the investigation progresses, the CDC is asking clinicians to report possible cases of unexplained vaping-related pulmonary illness to their state or local health department. And in a statement last week, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm strongly urged “people to avoid vaping products and e-cigarettes. Anyone — especially young people who have recently vaped — experiencing unexplained breathing problems should see a doctor.”Read more: Why vaping could give you cavitiesWhat we know about vaping and respiratory healthE-cigarettes have only been available in the US for a little over a decade and, during that time, have gone largely unregulated by the Food and Drug Administration. As a result, there’s a huge amount of variability in the market. Together, these two things make it difficult to draw definitive conclusions about the respiratory effects of vaping. That said, here’s what we know so far: E-cigarette aerosol generally contains fewer toxic chemicals than tobacco cigarettes and are considered safer in many respects, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But vaping is not without respiratory risks — especially in people who have no prior history of smoking. When the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine analyzed all the available research on the public health consequences of e-cigarettes — more than 800 peer-reviewed studies — it concluded that, “studies examining the long-term effects of e-cigarettes on the development of chronic respiratory symptoms are completely lacking due to the newness of the product.” The jury is still out on whether vaping causes lung disease, but early research points to potential other problems. Canva However, it did find “conclusive evidence that in addition to nicotine, most e-cigarette products contain and emit numerous potentially toxic substances” like acetaldehyde, acrolein, diacetyl and formaldehyde, which have all been linked to lung disease. And that exposing lungs to these substances could potentially damage the respiratory system or worsen pre-existing lung disease. Although NASEM was unable to identify any research on whether or not vaping causes respiratory diseases, it did find moderate evidence of a link between vaping and increased coughing and wheezing in teens, as well as an increase in asthma exacerbations.Bottom line: There are still a lot of unknowns, but preliminary research — and the lack of federal oversight — has health organizations like the American Lung Association concerned. “The e-cigarettes currently in the US marketplace have not been systemically reviewed by the FDA to determine their impact on lung health,” the ALA says. “While much remains to be determined about the lasting health consequences of these products, the ALA is very troubled by the evolving evidence about the impact of e-cigarettes on the lungs.”Read more: How to quit Juuling, according to addiction experts The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives. 2:19 How food dye could help create 3D-printed lungs At least 24 people have been hospitalized with vaping-related respiratory issues since July — many of them young adults. Canva Health concerns over vaping intensify after state and federal health officials report that 153 people — many of them young adults — across 16 states have been treated for suspected vaping-related respiratory issues. Most of the patients admitted to a hospital have reported similar symptoms, including coughing, shortness of breath and fatigue that worsened over time. Some patients also reportedly experienced fever, chest pain, nausea and diarrhea. (The FDA is also investigating 120-plus reports of seizures after vaping. Check out this timeline of recent Juul and vaping controversies.)In Minnesota, some of these individuals had to be hospitalized for multiple weeks, including stints in the intensive care unit. An 18-year-old man in Florida suffered a collapsed lung after vaping. One Wisconsin man in his 20s even had to be placed in a medically induced coma. It’s unclear at this time whether all patients will fully recover.In a statement issued over the weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that officials are working with the departments of health in California, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin to investigate these “severe” pulmonary illnesses. Additional states have notified the CDC of more possible cases and investigations are ongoing. According to the CDC, says “there is no conclusive evidence that an infectious disease is causing the illnesses.”Read more: Why vaping is so addictive, according to doctors Wellness Now playing: Watch this: 2 Tags Comments Share your voice
-Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday alleged that chief election commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has been staging a mockery in the name of dialogue ahead of the 11th parliamentary elections, reports UNB.Speaking at a milad mahfil-cum-commemorating meeting, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi urged the election commission (EC) to work for the restoration of people’s voting rights to gain public confidence instead of making any mockery.”People will consider it as a mockery what’re you [CEC] doing now in the name of dialogue. Stop it, and work for restoring people’s voting rights which will help you gain public trust,” he said.The BNP leader further said, “The CEC said they’ll only consider the suggestions of civil society members which are made in the light of the existing law and the constitution. If this is the case, why did you make a mockery in the name of talks? You shouldn’t have staged such a drama.”Jatiyatabadi Swechchhasebak Dal organised the programme at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, marking the fourth death anniversary of its ex-office secretary Munshi Jamaluddin Ahmed.As part of the roadmap prepared by it, the EC sat with civil society members on 31 July, commencing its around two-month-long talks with different stakeholders about the next general election.Most of the participants suggested the commission earn people’s trust through making their activities visible as an independent body. They also recommended defining army as law enforcers so that they can be engaged in the next polls for holding it in a free and fair manner.Rizvi asked the CEC whether they invited the intellectuals to insult them by ignoring 90 percent of their suggestions. “The election won’t be free and fair, if it is held under the current law and constitution. In fact, you [CEC] don’t have any commitment to holding a fair and impartial election.”He came down hard on the CEC saying Huda is not sincere about holding a credible election as he is a pro-ruling party man. “Your activities give us an impression that you’re plotting to hold a lopsided election to prolong one-party Baksal rule.”The BNP leader alleged that their party has not been allowed to hold any programme in the current month as the ruling party is set to observe the national Mourning Day on 15 August commemorating the brutal killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members on that day in 1975.”Did you make one of the 12 months disappeared from calendar that no other political party can arrange any programme in the month?” he asked the ruling Bangladesh Awami League.Rizvi said ruling party men and law enforcers are obstructing their party’s member collection programmes and attacking their party leaders and activists at different parts of the country.Describing 15 August a tragic incident, he said, “We also say a shocking incident took place in the month of August, and this is also justified that Awami League should observe a mourning day. But obstructing others from holding any programme in the month is an exposure of the party’s Baksal attitude.”
Yanghee Lee. UNB file photoThe UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar Yanghee Lee has lamented the decades long cycle of violence perpetuated by the authorities against ethnic minorities in Myanmar, including Rohingya Muslims, reports UNB.In a statement following her visits to Thailand and Bangladesh last month, she also said talk of repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas anytime soon was premature.Lee said that what the Myanmar government claims to be the conduct of military or security operations was actually an established pattern of domination, aggression and violations against ethnic groups, according to a statement UNB received here from Seoul on Thursday.”Recent reports of attacks against civilians; against homes and places of worship; forcible displacement and relocation; the burning of villages; land grabbing; sexual violence; arbitrary arrests and detention; torture and enforced disappearances; are acts that have been alleged against the military and security forces for generations,” she said.”While reports from Rakhine State have rightly provoked international outrage; for many in Myanmar, they have elicited a tragic sense of déjà vu.”She said the atrocities committed against the Rohingyas in the aftermath of the 9 October 2016 and the 25 August 2017 attacks, have been repeatedly witnessed before, albeit not on the same scale of the recent attacks against the Rohingya.”I was told repeatedly by the other ethnic groups I spoke to — be they Kachin, Karen, Karenni, or Shan — that they have suffered the same horrific violations at the hands of the Tatmadaw over several decades and — in the case of some groups — continuing today,” Lee said.”In Thailand, representatives from different ethnic groups that I met expressed their concern that as the world’s attention is focused on the atrocities in Rakhine State, potential war crimes are being committed in Shan and Kachin State without so much as a murmur of disapproval from the international community.”Lee said that set against this background of violence in the ethnic areas of Myanmar, was a continuing erosion of democratic space.”The civilian government has failed to usher in a new era of openness and transparency and is instead persisting with repressive practices of the past.”Lee, who was informed by the Myanmar authorities last year she would no longer be allowed to visit the country on the grounds her reporting was unfair and biased, called on the democratic government to break with the repressive practices of the past, and to allow people who have fled their country to return home – to where they belong.But she added: “For returns to be ever realized in a way that is voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable they must be treated as equals — citizens of Myanmar with all the rights that that status affords.”She said that while the government of Bangladesh had made it clear that no refugees would be forced back to Myanmar, the international community must pressure Myanmar to create conditions for their return before it is too late.”This must be done in a principled way that prioritizes the need for these people to be recognized as Rohingya and as citizens of Myanmar,” she said.Lee said that during her visit to a camp in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, she saw great anxiety and fear when speaking to refugees about the prospect of returning to Myanmar.”One mother said to me, ‘Our beautiful children were slaughtered. How can we go back?’ Refugees have been entirely excluded from conversations about their fate, and going forward they must be involved in a meaningful way.”Without equality, Myanmar will never be free from violence and the country’s tragic déjà vu will reverberate through the future as it has through the past. The cycle of violence must end, and Myanmar must be supported in implementing the profound and meaningful reforms that are so urgently needed.”Lee said she hoped to regain access to Myanmar. “I remain ready to work with the Government and other stakeholders to promote and protect the human rights of all people in Myanmar,” she said.
A police officer monitors the outskirts of the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp near Cannon Ball. Photo: ReutersUS authorities said Tuesday they will approve a permit to complete the controversial Dakota Access pipeline to reduce transportation costs and give US producers a boost as they compete against oil from Canada.The decision comes after months of protests by Native Americans and their supporters led the Obama administration to nix plans to build the pipeline close to native grounds.But President Donald Trump supported the 1,172-mile (1,886-kilometer) oil pipeline, which would snake through four US states, and ordered officials to reconsider.The Army Corps of Engineers, which has approval authority, said Tuesday that it had “completed a presidential-directed review” and planned to grant permission for the pipeline to cross government land at the Missouri River and man-made Lake Oahe reservoir—the final sticking point, which will effectively allow the last stretch of the pipeline to be completed.The reservoir is the drinking water source for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which objects to the pipeline’s routes.The tribe vowed to challenge The Army’s decision in court, and called on supporters to head to Washington on March 10 for “a Native Nations march.”“We ask that our allies join us in demanding that Congress demand a fair and accurate process,” tribe chairman Dave Archambault said in a statement.“Our fight is no longer at the North Dakota site itself. Our fight is with Congress and the Trump administration.”The Dakota Access pipeline would connect the Bakken and Three Forks oil production areas in North Dakota to an existing crude oil terminal near Pakota, Illinois.In addition to the risk to its water, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe had also claimed the project endangered areas with sacred historic sites and artifacts.Additionally, it claimed that it was not appropriately consulted during the process, and that a proper environmental review was required.Energy Transfer Partners, the pipeline’s operator, has denied the tribe’s claims, saying the pipeline is safer than the current transport methods of rail and truck, and that archeological experts it hired had failed to find sacred artifacts along the pipeline route.Opponents vow to fight onNorth Dakota leaders who have supported the project promptly backed the Army’s decision.“This is a key step toward the completion of this important infrastructure project, which has faced months of politically-driven delays,” North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum in a statement.North Dakota Senator John Hoeven, who also praised The Army’s decision, said the acrimonious process had nevertheless raised some questions.“Going forward, we need to review the permitting process to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to be heard and that a fair, certain and legal process has been followed,” Hoeven said.The pipeline has been the subject of intense protests in North Dakota and around the country, galvanizing hundreds of Native American tribes, environmental groups and their supporters.Protesters had also camped on land near the pipeline’s path just north of the tribe’s reservation in order to physically block its completion—at times clashing violently with authorities.Tom Goldtooth, executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network—a group that had a strong presence at the North Dakota protest, charged that The Army’s decision on Tuesday went against protocol and the established legal process.“It disregards more than 100,000 comments already submitted as part of the not-yet-completed environmental review process,” Goldtooth said.
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Tagsartificial intelligence ethics Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission evangelicals homepage featured principles Russell Moore technology,You may also like News News • Photos of the Week Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,WASHINGTON (RNS) — Artificial intelligence may allow technology to help people make wise decisions and work more efficiently.But it is not morally neutral, argues a group of Southern Baptist and other evangelical leaders in a new declaration about technology and ethics.“We affirm the use of AI to inform and aid human reasoning and moral decision-making because it is a tool that excels at processing data and making determinations, which often mimics or exceeds human ability,” according to the statement titled “Artificial Intelligence: An Evangelical Statement of Principles.”“While AI excels in data-based computation, technology is incapable of possessing the capacity for moral agency or responsibility.”Dozens of people gathered Thursday (April 11) at an event hosted by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for a discussion about the implications of artificial intelligence on topics ranging from faith to foreign policy.ERLC President Russell Moore said the technological innovation could lead to new ways of sharing translations of the Bible with people across the globe who have yet to hear the gospel, and it already allows blind believers to listen to a smart speaker recite portions of the Bible.But he said it is crucial to raise spiritual questions about the use of AI.“For many years I have grappled with the issue that many of our people in my community seem to think that the most pressing cultural issues are those items being debated on Facebook right now,” he said, “when in many cases the most pressing cultural issue is Facebook itself and how we relate to all of these emerging technologies.”Jason Thacker, ERLC’s creative director, developed the five-page statement with the assistance of experts in theology, technology, law and medicine.Jason Thacker, creative director of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, speaks in Washington, D.C., as his agency releases a statement on artificial intelligence on April 11, 2019. 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BanksThe statement aims to help evangelicals proactively navigate their use of technology like smartphones and virtual assistants such as Siri or Alexa from a scriptural perspective that focuses on the ethics of human dignity.“I believe that AI presents one of the greatest opportunities for human flourishing in our lifetime, but it also presents one of the greatest threats to human dignity that we’ll ever face,” said Thacker, author of a forthcoming book titled “Technology & the Future.”Thacker compared modern technology to the story in the biblical book of Exodus where Egyptians created and worshipped a golden calf.“If we don’t think about what we’re creating with artificial intelligence,” he said, “we’re going to fall prey to the same temptation to worship the creation rather than the creator.”RELATED: As Facebook reels, Silicon Valley dabbles in ethicsTaylor Barkley, program officer for technology and Innovation at the libertarian Charles Koch Institute, said he “couldn’t agree more” with the statement’s declaration that “human beings should develop and harness technology in ways that lead to greater flourishing and the alleviation of human suffering.”Barkley, an advocate of “permissionless innovation,” said he appreciated the statement’s aim of diminishing fears about the future of technology and said “concerns should be addressed as we arrive at them rather than throwing darts at whatever may come.”The statement urged that AI should be used to “identify and eliminate bias inherent in human decision-making.” But data should not be used to benefit the powerful or harm the weak.“We deny that human agency or moral culpability in war can be delegated to AI,” it says. “No nation or group has the right to use AI to carry out genocide, terrorism, torture, or other war crimes.”The signatories also condemned using AI for what they consider inappropriate sexual purposes, including objectifying of human beings.“AI should not intrude upon or substitute for the biblical expression of sexuality between a husband and wife according to God’s design for human marriage,” they said.RELATED: Should we live to be 500? Christians and secularists come together over transhumanismThe statement also affirmed the value of work as “part of God’s plan for human beings” and said technology should be used to enhance it rather than replace it.“Humanity should not use AI and other technological innovations as a reason to move toward lives of pure leisure even if greater social wealth creates such possibilities,” the statement says.In an interview after the event, Moore said the ERLC is planning to develop curricula and other resources for churches as parents, clergy and Sunday school teachers grapple with whether or how to use smartphones and tablets in worship.“The number one question that I get right now in terms of personal ethics is about technology,” he said. Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! 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