A Proclamation on National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, 2021

first_imgA Proclamation on National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, 2021 The White HouseFor my family, for the Vice President’s family, and for millions of families across our Nation, the fight against cancer is personal. Too many of us know the sinking feeling of shock and devastation when a loved one receives a diagnosis of cancer — too many of us know the unspeakable pain when the fight cannot be won. Each year, colorectal cancer claims more than 50,000 American lives, making it the second leading cause of cancer deaths in our Nation. National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to bring greater attention to this terrible disease and to offer what families living through it need most: hope.In this battle, hope and awareness are intertwined. Because the risk of death from colorectal cancer drops dramatically when the cancer is caught early, we can save lives by calling attention to risk factors and increasing routine screening. This month is our chance to improve public understanding of colorectal cancer risk, inform people about screening recommendations, and set our sights on broadening prevention strategies, improving treatments, and finding a cure. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, american, battle, cancer, cancer risk, colorectal cancer, Cure, death, diagnosis, disease, Family, Government, President, prevention, screening, United States, White Houselast_img read more

EPA completes reviews at nine Superfund sites in 2016, two in Vermont

first_imgVermont Business Magazine EPA has completed comprehensive reviews of site cleanups at nine National Priorities List Sites (Superfund Sites), including four Federal Facilities, across New England by performing required Five-Year Reviews of each site. The two sites in Vermont are the Old Springfield Landfill and the Pine Street Canal in Burlington. The Superfund program, a federal program established by Congress in 1980, investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country and endeavors to return them to productive use.Throughout the superfund process of designing and constructing a cleanup remedy for a hazardous waste site, EPA’s first goal is to make sure the remedy will be protective of public health and the environment. Then, once a remedy or portion of a remedy has begun, EPA continues to ensure protectiveness by requiring comprehensive reviews of the cleanup every five years. It is important for EPA to regularly check on site progress to ensure the remedy is working properly at the site. In addition to extensive review of the remedy itself, its engineering, and its overall functionality, EPA may also look at outside variables that could potentially affect the performance of the remedy, such as redevelopment, impacts from storms or flooding, and overall wear and tear.  Five-year review evaluations identify any issues and, if called for, recommend action(s) necessary to address them.EPA is actively involved in Superfund studies and cleanups at 123 sites across New England. There are many phases of the Superfund cleanup process including planning for future use and redevelopment at sites and post cleanup monitoring of sites. EPA must ensure the remedy is protective of public health and the environment and any redevelopment will uphold the protectiveness of the remedy into the future.  Last year, EPA reviewed remedies at sites like South Weymouth Naval Air Station where EPA continues to work with the Navy, the State, and a developer to move forward on a master plan to construct a very large mixed use community to put the site into productive reuse. The master plan currently includes over a thousand homes, millions of square feet for commercial operations, athletic fields and other facilities at the site. EPA also reviewed the Materials Technology Lab (U.S. Army) in Watertown, Mass, where 30 acres of the former hazardous waste site are now a mixed use complex including apartments, retail stores, restaurants, offices, and various other businesses.  Currently, EPA is working with the Army, the State, and a developer on further redevelopment plans for another portion of the Materials Technology Lab Site which includes upgraded utilities, a parking garage, several new buildings.At the Eastern Surplus Company Superfund Site in Meddybemps, Maine, EPA found Native American artifacts and subsequently determined the northern part of the site was eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. This area, formerly an army surplus and salvage retailer, and now named N’tolonapemk (“Our Ancestor’s Place”) by the Passamaquoddy Tribe, is now a major archaeological research site. In 2012, parties constructed a commemorative patio and pathway for the area. The complete list of New England Superfund Sites where EPA has completed Five Year Reviews in 2016 are below.  Please note, the Web link provided after each site provides detailed information on site status, redevelopment efforts, past assessment and cleanup activity as well as the Five-Year Review report.  The web link also provides contact information for the EPA Project Manager and Community Involvement Coordinator at each site.  Community members and local officials are invited to contact EPA with any comments or concerns about a Superfund Site or the conclusions in the recent Five Year Review.VermontOld Springfield Landfill (addendum review), Springfield, VT http://www.epa.gov/superfund/oldspringfield(link is external)The 10-acre Old Springfield Landfill site is located in Springfield, Vermont. The Town of Springfield operated the landfill between 1947 and 1968 for the disposal of municipal solid waste and hazardous industrial liquid and semi-liquid waste. Facility operations contaminated soils, sediment, surface water and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Construction of the site’s remedy has been completed. Operations and maintenance activities and groundwater and leachate treatment are ongoing.Pine Street Canal Superfund Site, Burlington, VT http://www.epa.gov/superfund/pinestreet(link is external)The 38-acre Pine Street Canal site consists of a canal and turning basin, adjacent wetlands, an area formerly known as Maltex Pond, and an additional portion of land. Around 1908, a coal gasification plant began operating on Pine Street, southeast of the canal. The plant ceased operations in 1966. Plant wastewaters and residual oil and wood chips saturated with organic compounds were directly discharged or disposed of in the Pine Street Canal wetland. During the 1960s and 1970s, an oil-like material was detected seeping from the wetland into Pine Street Canal, the turning basin, and Maltex Pond. The State detected high levels of organic compounds associated with coal tar at several locations while investigating the site for a then proposed major highway. The State was concerned that construction would release organic compounds into the canal and possibly into Lake Champlain, the source of Burlington’s drinking water. The area is surrounded by large and small businesses. There are several single and multiple-family dwellings, including apartment buildings, located within 1 mile of the site. Burlington has a population of approximately 39,100.ConnecticutDurham Meadows, Durham, CT http://www.epa.gov/superfund/durham(link is external)New London Submarine Base, New London, CT  http://www.epa.gov/superfund/newlondon(link is external)MaineCallahan Mine, Brooksville, ME http://www.epa.gov/superfund/callahan(link is external)Eastern Surplus, Meddybemps, ME  http://www.epa.gov/superfund/eastern(link is external)MassachusettsFort Devens-Sudbury Training Annex, Sudbury, MA http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sudburyannex(link is external)Materials Technology Lab, Watertown, MA http://www.epa.gov/superfund/amtl(link is external)South Weymouth Naval Air Station, OU10, U.S. Coast Guard/Buoy Depot,  http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sweymouth(link is external)New HampshireSavage Municipal Landfill, Milford, NH http://www.epa.gov/superfund/savage(link is external)Source: Boston EPA 2.7.2017last_img read more

Argon 18 adds to Endurance and Gallium product lines

first_imgCanada’s Argon 18 has introduced its latest bicycle models, the Endurance Line featuring the Krypton CS and Krypton GF, and has added to is Gallium race bike range. The two Endurance Line models are designed to offer ‘maximum comfort and performance on the longest of rides no matter the road surface and are ideal to tackle those Gran Fondo style races, challenging roads and gravel events’.KryptonsThrough extensive research and analysis of stiffness, resistance and aerodynamics, Argon 18 feels that it has created a unique line of bikes that are as comfortable as they are light, stiff and aerodynamic. The bike’s geometry is tuned for a more stable and comfortable ride through a less aggressive positioning of the rider. From tube shapes to carbon layups, both frames and forks were designed and optimized for better vibration absorption, aerodynamics and lightness.The Krypton CS and GF introduce a new fully integrated 3D+ system and a seamless modular cable routing system, which make both models compatible with all modern drivetrain systems.“The new Krypton expands our definition of performance,” said Michael McGinn, Director of Development at Argon 18. “All of our bikes are based on balance, but optimal balance means different things to different riders. Our focus for an endurance bike was to provide the perfect combination of efficiency, comfort while preserving the handling characteristic that makes Argon18 bikes unique. This bike is about enjoying the journey, not the destination.”GalliumThere are further additions to the Gallium Line – Gallium Pro 2018 and Gallium. The Gallium Pro 2018 has secured a stage victory at this year’s Tour de France, alongside stage and GC category wins at the Criterium du Dauphine and most recently, last week’s powerful stage victory at La Vuelta. Introduced at Eurobike, the new Gallium is an updated version of the World Tour bike of 2015 and 2016.“For us, the Gallium lineage has always been about the pursuit of the perfect feeling race bike,” said Michael McGinn at Argon 18. “We are tireless in our approach as we evaluate every small detail that adds to its character, but with each generation of the Gallium models we are closer. These bikes are no exception. The Gallium line is defined by balance – the balance between technology and that intangible feeling of satisfaction you get when you conquer your road.“It‘s the perfect balance of performance and bliss moving effortlessly, even rhythmically with the rider. We have seen that this balance is the perfect mechanism with a variety of riders and terrains.”The Gallium Pro 2018 is the company’s lightest frame ever at 794g for a medium painted frame including hardware, highlighted by refined tube shape design and new a carbon fibre lay-up. Some features of this model include redesign and optimization of all parts of the frame: from the new 4 points riveted front derailleur hanger right up to the inner cable routing. Another key aspect is greater tyre clearance enabling use of up to 28 mm tyres.Astana Pro Team is currently racing on the Limited Edition Team frame, available to consumers; while Fabio Aru is riding the Gallium Pro 2018 in a custom painted ‘Il Cavaliere’ celebrating his Sardinia heritage.The New Gallium is 200g lighter than the previous generation. “This bike brings pro tour performance to the masses,” added Martin Faubert, R&D Director at Argon 18.www.argon18bike.com Relatedlast_img read more

Arsene Wenger set to take over managerial duties at AC Milan?

first_imgAdvertisement blpzNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs77fWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E896cav( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) zeniWould you ever consider trying this?😱ial9Can your students do this? 🌚qyRoller skating! Powered by Firework Long time Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ‘close’ to making his managerial debut in Italy, as giants AC Milan line-up the Frenchman as a replacement for current boss, Gennaro Gattuso. Advertisement Without a team after leaving Arsenal at the end of last season, Wenger has been linked with various managerial positions which included Paris Saint-Germain but it seems the Milan brass want the Frenchman in to help improve their standing in the league after a subpar start.Under-fire Milan boss Gattuso is hanging on to his job despite a recent upturn in form, winning six of his last eight games, but cumulative results have been far from what billionaire businessman Paul Singer, who took control of Milan in June and has already recruited ex-Gunners chief executive Gazidis to take up a similar role at the San Siro, has been expecting, as he eyes a return to Champions League football. However, the Elliot Management Corporation owner is keen to replace Gattuso with the Frenchman.Advertisement Despite a rough end to his tenure at the Emirates Stadium, many consider Wenger as one of the best managers ever and many are excited to see him lead the way for a club like Milan. Wenger has been linked with the sporting director gig at Paris Saint-Germain amid reports of unrest between Antero Henrique and head coach Thomas Tuchel, but might opt for the management stint, as he was quoted saying, “I believe I will start again on 1 January. I don’t know yet. I am well rested and ready to work again”.Wenger led the Gunners to three Premier League titles, seven FA Cup triumphs and the 2006 Champions League final, where they lost to Barcelona in Paris.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Watch: Audience chants Bielsa’s name on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

first_imgAdvertisement 99wxNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8ip1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4dxw3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) teWould you ever consider trying this?😱3pkrdCan your students do this? 🌚2qqRoller skating! Powered by Firework To think the extent of Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa’s power and influence is only limited to the football pitch (and his opponents’) is absolute folly, for it seems to have invaded late night TV shows as well, as the whole audience on Jimmy Kimmel Live! was seen chanting Bielsa’s name on Wednesday night’s episode. Advertisement Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was on the show’s promotional tour in support of its eighth and final season, and made a pit stop on the American talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! in context of the same.Little did anyone know that Nikolaj, better known as Jaime Lannister among GoT fans, was an avid Leeds United fan, and clearly, manager Bielsa’s spygate didn’t seem to faze him, when, discussing the possible endings of the hit TV and web series, the actor had the whole on-set audience chanting the manager’s name.Advertisement “IN BIELSA WE TRUST!” – the fans roared.The little bit of plot revelation on the show by Nikolaj had many wondering whether or not the Elland Road outfit’s boss would be featured on the show.Advertisement However, from a footballing perspective, Leeds have played brilliantly under Bielsa’s first season as manager, and the now Championship club, are well secured to make a historic return to the Premier League next season after spending 16 years in the lower tiers of English football.Watch below:- Advertisementlast_img read more

No show like snow

first_imgBy Justin RobertsonSNOW junkie Lachlan Williams is home after carving up white powder with his snowboard at Mount Perisher in…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Gmail to Unveil New Interface to Help Fight Information Overload

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Google#web The introduction of contact avatars is something that the Gmail mobile Web client began several months ago but will be much more meaningful in a full size Web app. Avatars are an important visual signal that help our brains process large quantities of information by understanding at a glance the source of a particular message. It’s huge for context and quick thinking, and it lightens the cognitive load of scanning over a conversation.The new interface for replying to emails looks much more lightweight as well. As Web designer Jack Gutteridge points out in comments below – it looks downright like Facebook conversation commenting! That’s awesome for quickly continuing conversations without opening a whole new compose window.The advanced search interface is very nice as well. There’s no need to require Gmail users to know that they can limit their search by searching “in subject:” or “has:attachment.” Making it easy to sort through email like this is another way the new interface combats information overload: it helps make searches much more granular and less unwieldy to sort through.Contacts and tasks links are no longer displayed on the very top of the interface. As some features are moved toward the background, I can’t help but wonder if some Google Plus related features will be moved into the front of Gmail.There’s no indication of when this next iteration of the service will roll out, but given that it’s much like other Google service interface changes of late, I’d guess it will be soon. I hope it plays nice with my precious Rapportive – I’m a little concerned about how well Rapportive will work with that new quick Reply All interface, for example. As long as that can get figured out, I think I’ll like it a lot. marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Google’s excellent webmail app Gmail appears set to relaunch with a new interface, according to a video caught on the company’s YouTube channel by long-time watchdog Alex Chitu this morning. The new version of Gmail looks a lot like the recent refresh of Google Docs, but adds big avatar photos of your contacts to your inbox display and surfaces advanced search functionality through a simple interface, among other changes. The new email reply interface looks like comment posting on Facebook.The YouTube video has now been closed to the public, but Chitu grabbed screenshots that we’ve reposted below. It’s a fairly substantial change to an app that millions of people live in all day long. Google’s Andrea Freund said in response to our inquiry, “Oops, you weren’t supposed to see that. Stay tuned, we’ll be sharing more info on Gmail’s new look soon.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

PayPal Is Putting Some Mobile Magic Back In The Web

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting PayPal is making some of the advances it’s pushed in mobile-app payments available on the Web, the company announced Tuesday. Its in-app checkout experience, which it calls One Touch, is now rolling out to websites which already use PayPal’s payment technology.Consumers will notice a new option to stay logged into PayPal, which will remember their payment options. In a marked change, PayPal will no longer force shoppers to change their payment method from a default bank-account withdrawal; instead, the service will remember the credit or debit card or bank account they prefer, and use that each time. It’s how PayPal works in mobile apps already.Bank-account withdrawals are more profitable for PayPal, as I noted when I interviewed David Marcus, then PayPal’s president, in January 2014. “That’s over,” Marcus told me, vowing to change the checkout experience to be more straightforward. Now that day has come: PayPal is no longer tricking its customers into using a payment method they may not prefer.PayPal checkout now remembers your payment preferences and shipping address, saving you clicks and typing.Mobile First—And Then The Web Must FollowThere’s a deeper significance to PayPal’s move, one the whole industry should pay attention to. It’s an example of a technology first designed for mobile devices that is migrating into the broader Web. Consider how Flipboard, a company which became famous as an app developer, is now shifting its news-reading experience back to the Web.For years, the innovation in e-commerce has been focused on mobile apps. That’s where PayPal’s Braintree subsidiary made its name, powering frictionless mobile transactions in apps like Uber, Airbnb, and HotelTonight.That click-and-you’ve-paid convenience has been missing from the Web, which still uses a confusing array of popups and redirects to process even simple e-commerce transactions. When you squeeze that Web shopping experience into a mobile browser, the result is disaster—or, to use the technical term, abandoned shopping carts.Bill Ready, the former CEO of Braintree who was recently promoted to be PayPal’s global head of merchant and next-generation commerce, says that his customers were seeing a 50% rise in completed purchases by adopting the simpler One Touch checkout process within apps.See also: PayPal’s Startup Guys Have Seized The Company’s Reins“We saw such huge results that we’re taking the native buying experience and rolling it out across the Web,” says Ready.Most sites using PayPal won’t have to do anything to get the upgrade—it will happen automatically through the code their sites call up from PayPal’s servers.Ready notes that this upgrade will be easier on merchants than on mobile, where PayPal required developers to adopt a new software-development kit, the V.zero SDK.He admits that PayPal hasn’t done extensive testing that lets it predict the kind of uplift that websites will see from a simplified checkout experience, but he predicts that particularly on mobile versions of e-commerce sites, online retailers will see more completed purchases.Some Things Still Don’t Check OutReady’s team hasn’t quite finished the job, though. Even before PayPal bought Braintree, Ready was touting a vision of e-commerce where his company’s servers would safely store credit and debit cards and let consumers use them from site to site and app to app.This latest upgrade to PayPal’s checkout doesn’t integrate with Braintree’s so-called “vault” technology. If a customer has stored a credit card with Uber, a Braintree merchant, in an app on her phone, she won’t automatically have that card available when she shops on her laptop for dresses at Jane.com and checks out with PayPal. (Nothing’s stopping her from storing the same card in both places, but eliminating that busywork of entering a card over and over again is what Ready’s vision is all about.)PayPal president Dan Schulman, who’s slated to become the company’s CEO when the payments company spins off from eBay Inc. later this year, hinted that more change might be coming in a recent eBay earnings call—specifically touting Ready’s role in combining PayPal’s disparate systems, which include Venmo, a person-to-person payment system which serves as another kind of digital wallet for debit- and credit-card accounts:Bill as you know was the CEO of Braintree, and what we really did by putting that together is … combine the Braintree platform and the PayPal platforms much more closely together so that we are able to being able things like One Touch not just on full-stack integrations and on mobile, but into the PayPal base … And so we are taking the things that we’ve learned through both Venmo and Braintree, putting them together with some of our other acquisitions to provide to our PayPal embedded base, not only the services that you see now, but services that we will introduce even as of this quarter that will take us to a whole different level as a result of that integration together.There are a couple of months left in this quarter. Plenty of time for Ready’s team to lash together more of the company’s systems—all in the name of faster shopping. Tags:#Bill Ready#Braintree#Braintree Payments#Dan Schulman#e-commerce#Mobile Payments#mobile Web#One Touch Payments#PayPal owen thomascenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Customs to go after Tax Cheats

first_imgCommissioner of Customs, Major Richard Reese says the Department is clamping down on “leaking revenues” and will be going after persons who try to beat the system. He said that additional measures are being looked at to deal with persons, who breach the Customs Act. “You have persons, who evade duties and have excess goods. You have persons, who undervalue their cargo,” Major Reese lamented. “A lot of persons commit breaches and we have taken a position where we even warn persons when we become aware of their operations, some heed the warning and some still get caught. We recognise that if everybody does their part, we will have less need to impose additional revenues and once we can reduce the leakage in revenue, we can actually have a more equitable system,” he stated. He was addressing a Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC)-organised forum held yesterday (June 11), at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, to address the new adjustment to Customs Administration Fees (CAF), which is applied to imports at the nation’s ports. The fee structure, which replaced the Customs User Fee, was among measures introduced by the administration on April 1 this year, to increase revenue flows.  It is intended to raise $1.2 billion. Initially, there were some glitches in Custom’s information system, which resulted in delays at the ports, but these have since been ironed out. In addition, after discussion with a number of sectors, there were reduced rates on raw materials for manufacturers, and an adjustment in fees, which took effect on June 1. Importers are seeking further modifications to the CAF, which is applied based on the weight and type of product being imported. Major Reese said that the Customs Department is undertaking a review of the rates, noting that “soon as that review is done, we can look at adjustments.” “It (adjustment) has to be done when we have full consultations, just as we are doing here…we are committed to reviewing all of the fees that we have implemented, especially in the areas that have been brought to us,” he stated. Past President of the JCC, Howard Hamilton informed that representatives from his organisation, the Jamaica Employers Federation (JEF), Jamaica Manufacturers Association (JMA), are to meet representatives from the Ministry of Finance, “to highlight some of the problems and hopefully we will be able to make some adjustments”. “Let us remember that the agreements with the IMF (International Monetary Fund), limits any discretionary action but based on the analysis that we are putting forward, we hope they can make some adjustments, which will not interfere with the revenue streams expected but satisfy some of the anomalies with respect to small importers…and the larger importers,” he said. By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporterlast_img read more