Two US athletes used cocaine before Rio Olympics: Report

first_imgTwo US athletes allegedly used cocaine before Rio Olympics, a cyber-espionage group Fancy Bears has revealed.The group leaked the information by hacking into senior World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) officials’ confidential emails, reports Sputnik.WADA emails include conversations with the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) about two US athletes taking cocaine to lose weight before the Rio Games, held in August.The group also leaked details of a non-US sportsman, who avoided a ban despite having a blood transfusion before a major race, The Guardian newspaper reported on Friday.Previously Fancy Bears published WADA documents, which confirmed many prominent athletes including Rafael Nadal, Simone Biles, Serena and Venus Williams using banned drugs.WADA’s Medical Director Alan Vernec said on November 20 the hackers had released fake documents.last_img read more

TIFF 2018 After Dark

first_imgActors John David Washington and Chante Adams have a blast, dancing the night away at the “Monsters and Men” premiere party hosted by Grey Goose Vodka at Soho House Toronto. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan) After long days of interviews and press junkets, sometimes celebrities just need to relax, let loose and hit up some of TIFF‘s hottest parties. See which stars were spotted partying the night away at some of TIFF 2018’s A-list soirees. Ryan Gosling And His Mom – ‘First Man” star Ryan Gosling brought a very special date to the post-screening event hosted by Audi and Nespresso — his mom, Donna Gosling. (Photo by Owen Hoffmann) Claire Foy – Although fans won’t be seeing Claire Foy return to “The Crown”, they can see her on the red carpet at the Audi Canada And Nespresso co-hosted post-screening event For “First Man” during TIFF. (Photo by Owen Hoffmann) Damian Chazelle and Olivia Hamilton strike a pose while attending the Audi Canada and Nespresso co-hosted post-screening event for “First Man” during TIFF (Photo by Owen Hoffmann) Actor Patrick Fugit (“Almost Famous”) attends the post-screening event for “First Man”, co-hosted by Audi Canada And Nespresso during TIFF 2018. Former “Orange Is the New Black” star Pablo Schreiber was among the celebrity attendees at the Audi Canada and Nespresso co-hosted post-screening event for “First Man” During TIFF (Photo by Owen Hoffmann) “Saturday Night Live” alum Jason Sudeikis looks sharp as he’s spotted at the RBC-hosted “Driven” cocktail party during TIFF 2018 – Photo by Sonia Recchia Former “Pushing Daisies” star Lee Pace is all smiles at the “Driven” cocktail party, hosted by RBC, during the 2018 TIFF at RBC House. – Photo by Sonia Recchia Sienna Miller is all smiles at the “American Woman” premiere party at the Bisha Hotel’s Kost. – Photo by Steve Blackburn Canadian actor Will Sasso attends the premiere party for his new film, “American Woman” at Kost. (Photo by Steve Blackburn) Amber Heard hits the “Her Smell” cocktail party at RBC House in Toronto. (Photo by Sonia Recchia) Cara Delevingne attends RBC hosted “Her Smell” cocktail party at RBC House. (Photo by Sonia Recchia) Lady Gaga gets dramatic on the red carpet at the Audi Canada and Links Of London post-premiere party for her TIFF film “A Star Is Born”. (Photo by George Pimentel) After premiering his directorial debut for the Toronto crowd, Bradley Cooper celebrates the Audi Canada and Links Of London party for “A Star Is Born” at Masonic Temple. (Photo by George Pimentel) Darren Criss walks the red carpet for the “A Star Is Born” post-premiere party at Masonic Temple in Toronto. (Photo by George Pimentel) Salma Hayek looks fierce in a one-shouldered leopard print dress as she celebrates “A Star Is Born” at the post-premiere party in Toronto. (Photo by George Pimentel) Elle Fanning celebrates her new film “Teen Spirit” at Love Child Social House in Toronto following the premiere. Olivia Munn is honoured at the 2018 Spotlight Awards Dinner. The actress looked lovely in a dark purple suit. (Photo by Brian Summers) “The Mummy” star Sofia Boutella attends 2018 HFPA and InStyle’s TIFF Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel. (Photo by George Pimentel) Actor and chair member of Artists For Peace Anc Justice, Ben Stiller attends and takes the role of food server at the organization’s gala where they raised $1.4 million. (Photo by Rebecca Risen) “The Front Runner” actor Hugh Jackman, 49, attends Grey Goose’s SoHo House party celebrating the film’s international premiere with a cocktail in hand. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan) Celebrity couple Bryan Greenberg and Jamie Chung share a picture with Olympian Mark McMorris during McMorris’ “Unbroken” film party hosted by RBC for TIFF (Photo by Ernesto Disefano) “Ben Is Back” actor Chance B. Vance attends Nespresso and Audi’s “Ben Is Back” premiere at the Chase Rooftop to promote the film during TIFF. (Photo by Ernesto Disefano) Actor John C. Reilly looks dapper as he steps out in support of his latest project, “The Sisters Brothers”. (Photo by Anna Purna) “The Kindergarten Teacher” actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was spotted at the Mongrel House presented by Autograph Collection Hotels party during TIFF looking pretty in a pink dress and deep purple jacket. (Photo by Ryan Emberley) Ballers” actor London Brown dons a blue vest with matching pants during the Mongrel House party presented by Autograph Hotel in Toronto. 36 of 51 ‘Everybody Knows’ At The RBC House “Everybody Knows” actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem as well as the film’s director Asghar Farhadi attend the “Everybody Knows” Toronto International Film Festival premiere and cocktail party hosted by RBC in Toronto. (Photo by Ernesto Disefano) English actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw attends the “Farming” cocktail party during TIFF at the RBC House in a green, yellow and white dress. (Photo by Sam Santos) Jena Malone and Abbie Cornish attend 2018 HFPA and InStyle’s TIFF Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel. (Photo by George Pimentel) Amber Heard poses for a quirky snap at the 2018 HFPA and InStyle’s TIFF Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel. (Photo by George Pimentel) Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves attend 2018 HFPA and InStyle’s TIFF Celebration. The couple hit the party red carpet in a paired down but Canadian inspired look! (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer) Sam Elliott, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga attend Entertainment Weekly’s Must List Party at the Toronto International Film Festival 2018 at the Thompson Hotel. (Photo by Michael Loccisano) Actor Matthew McConaughey wears a maroon suit to the RBC “White Boy Rick” cocktail party to promote the film at TIFF with his wife Camila Alves. (Photo by Sonia Recchia) Audi Canada entertains “Hotel Mumbai” star Armie Hammer arrives with his wife at the film’s post-screening event at TIFF dressed in a casual grey suit with a pair of white kicks posing for pictures. Canadian actors Katie Boland and Michael Seater share a photo at the Mongrel Media celebration for TIFF. Boland rocks a neon pink dress while Seater goes for a bright pink abstract button-down with a black suit. Jude Law and Natalie Portman at the “Vox Lux” premiere party hosted by Grey Goose Vodka and Soho House at Soho House Toronto. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan) Critically acclaimed documentarian Michael Moore and survivors from the Parkland school shooting get together to celebrate the TIFF 2018 premiere of Moore’s film “Fahrenheit 11/9”. Actors John David Washington and Chante Adams have a blast, dancing the night away at the “Monsters and Men” premiere party hosted by Grey Goose Vodka at Soho House Toronto. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan) Pop-rock sister band Haim — Alana Haim, Este Haim and Danielle Haim — get ready to host a special performance at the RBC House to kick off the first official day of the Toronto International Film Festival. (Photo by Sonia Recchia) Actors Dylan O’Brien and Maika Monroe hug it out while attending the “Monsters and Men” premiere party hosted by GREY GOOSE Vodka at Soho House Toronto. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan) “American Woman” star Aaron Paul hits up the film’s premiere party at the Bisha Hotel’s rooftop restaurant Kost. – Photo by Steve Blackburn The Cast Of ‘Her Smell’ – Amber Heard, Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, Elisabeth Moss and Alex Ross Perry get cozy at the “Her Smell” cocktail party at RBC House. (Photo by Sonia Recchia) “Property Brothers” Jonathan And Drew Scott take a picture with actress Susan Sarandon at the Artists For Peace And Justice Gala in Toronto during TIFF. (Photo by Ryan Emberley) Matthew McConaughey and Timothee Chalamet hug it out at the 2018 HFPA and InStyle’s TIFF Celebration. 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What Are The Mets Doing Part Infinity

FiveThirtyEight Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed As the MLB trade deadline rapidly approaches, the New York Mets surprised fans and analysts alike with the acquisition of Marcus Stroman. Aside from this questionable move, there hasn’t been much buying and selling across teams. The Hot Takedown crew breaks down why this might be, what trades we still expect to see before the deadline and what effect this could have on the rest of the season.Journalist Lyndsey D’Arcangelo, whose work can be seen on The Athletic, joins the show to discuss the state of the WNBA as we head into the second half. D’Arcangelo helps make sense of the increased parity in the league and takes stock of the players having breakout seasons and the teams vying for the title.Our Rabbit Hole looks at those who occasionally lose their cool.What we’re looking at this week:Our thoughts on which teams should be buying and selling this MLB trade deadline.Our MLB model heading into the home stretch of the season.Lyndsey D’Arcangelo’s midseason breakdown of the WNBA for The Athletic.In light of Trevor Bauer’s heave, a list of similar outbursts. read more

Interview Names EditorinChief

first_imgA little more than a month after longtime Interview editor-in-chief Ingrid Sischy left the magazine, parent company Brant Publications has named former V magazine and V Man editor Christopher Bollen as her replacement. Bollen will report to co-editorial directors Fabien Baron and Glenn O’Brien, who were appointed shortly after Sischy’s departure.Brant also announced Alan Katz as group publisher. Most recently, Katz served as president of sales and marketing of MyTime.com, a start-up company formed with tech private equity group Shelter Capital Partners. Previously, he served as a president and publisher at Condé Nast, and spent 14 years at New York magazine where he served as publisher.Also as part of the announcement, senior editor Stephen Mooallem was promoted to executive editor. Sischy, who served as Interview editor-in-chief since 1990, left the magazine in late January after former Brant Publications co-owner Sandra Brant decided to sell her stake in the company.last_img read more

Inside the farm of the future

first_img Tags Tech Industry Mobile 3:02 0 Microsoft’s FarmBeats program uses the company’s Azure cloud to connect agricultural devices and generate data intended to help farms operate more efficiently. Sensors embedded in the soil use the cloud to communicate with drones that circle farms to direct irrigation patterns and herbicide distribution and to optimize the harvesting of crops. CNET visited Microsoft’s Cloud Collaboration Center in Redmond, Washington, to learn more about how the cloud, AI and the internet of things (IoT) are transforming business.”We use machine learning and image recognition to understand how our crops are growing,” said Jason Zander, executive vice president of Microsoft Azure. “Today a lot of irrigation systems … just kind of throw water everywhere. Being able to leverage drones and some of these sensors means we save water and get better production out of [farms].”The cloud is evolving rapidly, said Zander. “A decade ago the cloud helped mobile phones become ubiquitous. Today, the cloud becomes really powerful when it helps other emerging technologies like AI and IoT. It’s exciting because we can help entire [business] sectors quickly become more efficient.” Now playing: Watch this: Artificial intelligence (AI) Drones Cloud computing Microsoft Share your voice Post a comment The farm of the future is in the cloud Your next salad might be grown in the cloud and served with a side of artificial intelligence.Cloud computing, a technology that relies on clustered servers positioned across the globe, supports everything from drones to machine learning and the smart home. Using cloud tech, farms are about to become a lot smarter as well.last_img read more

Hasina Modi Mamata open power station

first_imgBangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina, her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. UNB File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina, her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday jointly inaugurated the HVDC (2nd Block) station at Bheramara in Kushtia.The power station has been set up for the import of additional 500MW of power from India by Bangladesh.The Bangladesh and Indian prime ministers also jointly inaugurated the rehabilitation of Kulaura- Shahbazpur section of Bangladesh Railway.Besides, the Bangladesh and Indian PMs and Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Dey jointly inaugurated the construction work on Akhaura-Agartala dual gauge railway link (Bangladesh portion).last_img

Sohel Taj wants nephew picked up by RAB to return unharmed

first_imgSyed Iftekhar Alam SouravFormer state minister for home affairs Sohel Taj has called for the safe return of his nephew, Syed Iftekhar Alam Sourav, who was allegedly picked up on 9 June by plainclothes men over his relationship with a woman.He made the call at a press conference in the capital’s Dhaka Reporters’ Unity on Monday.Sohel Taj, son of Bangladesh’s first prime minister Tajuddin Ahmed, said that abduction is not expected in a country which was liberated for establishing democracy and justice.”Family background is not a big matter. The state will run as per rule of law and it will, hopefully, be applied equally for all. I want my nephew Sourav to come back alive and unharmed soon. That’s what I expect from the state and law enforcement,” he said to the press conference.Sourav went missing on 9 June on his way to Chattogram city’s Mimi Super Market.His mother, Syeda Yasmin Arjuman, in her written statement said, “Members of Rapid Action Battalion contacted my son in the afternoon and told him to go to the shopping centre at 7:00pm. Sourav did not come back from there. Since then, his phone has been found switched off.”When contacted, officials of RAB’s media branchs asked to send them the general diary filed for Sourav’s disappearance.Asked about Sourav’s connection with RAB, Syeda Yasmin Arjuman said that her son was in a relationship with a woman, Sauda, in 2017.”Her father forcefully married her off in 2018 but the marriage did not last long. Sauda’s father blamed Sourav for the break up and threatened my son,” she said. “On 7 February 2019 when Sourav was staying in Banani, was called to Uttara RAB office and asked to cut ties with Sauda. Banani police station officer-in-charge also threatened him with life on the same grounds on 12 February,” she added.last_img read more

Texas Firefighters Highlight Increasing PTSD Rates At A Houston Conference

first_img 00:00 /01:13 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Ed Mayberry Houston Public MediaFire department vehicles parked in front of a home in Conroe that collapsed during a fire, killing three children and critically injuring three others.Firefighters in Houston and across the state are experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and other health issues similar to that of military veterans.That’s according to Marty Lancton of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association. Lancton says with the sheer volumes of calls area departments receive, a firefighter’s daily job can be just as traumatic as a soldier in the line of duty.He says firefighters are expected to respond immediately to a call at a moment’s notice – and be 100% right, 100% of the time.“We have a large majority of our firefighters that are ex-military,” says Lancton. “So when they’ve gotten out of the military, they’re now coming in and — they serve their country and they’re serving the citizens of Houston. And that’s admirable. And what we’ve said is we cannot leave firefighters behind and we cannot not address these issues.”Members from the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association along with national experts and more than 30 firefighters from across the state held a ‘peer-support’ training conference in Houston last week designed to help add resources for firefighters in need.The conference covered topics like job-related post-traumatic stress, substance abuse, family problems, treatment options as well as establishing measures of trust and confidentiality.According to the latest report by the International Association of Fire Fighters, almost 20 percent of firefighters and paramedics had PTSD, compared with the general population’s rate of 3.5 percent. Listen Sharelast_img read more

Intel acquires Vertexai to join it under their artificial intelligence unit

first_imgAfter acquiring Nervana, Mobileye, and Movidius, Intel has now bought Vertex. ai and is merging it with their artificial intelligence group. Vertex. ai is a Seattle based startup unicorn with the vision to develop deep learning for every platform with their PlaidML deep learning engine. The terms of the deal are undisclosed but the 7-person Vertex.ai team including founders Choong Ng, Jeremy Bruestle, and Brian Retford will become a part of Movidius in Intel’s Artificial Intelligence Products Group. Vertex.ai was founded in 2015 and initially funded by Curious Capital and Creative Destruction Lab, among others. Intel said in a statement “With this acquisition, Intel gained an experienced team and IP (intellectual property) to further enable flexible deep learning at the edge.” The chipmaker does intend to continue developing PlaidML as an open source project. They will shortly transition it to the Apache 2.0 license from the existing AGPLv3 license. The priority for PlaidML will continue to be an engine that supports a variety of hardware with an Intel nGraph backend. “There’s a large gap between the capabilities neural networks show in research and the practical challenges in actually getting them to run on the platforms where most applications run,” Ng stated on Vertex.ai’s launch in 2016. “Making these algorithms work in your app requires fast enough hardware paired with precisely tuned software compatible with your platform and language. Efficient plus compatible plus portable is a huge challenge—we can help.” Intel is among many other giants in the tech industry making heavy investments in AI. Their AI chip business is currently at $1B a year. Their PC/chip business makes $8.8B while their data-centric business makes $7.2 billion. “After 50 years, this is the biggest opportunity for the company,” Navin Shenoy, executive vice president said at Intel’s 2018 Data Centric Innovation Summit this year. “We have 20 percent of this market today…Our strategy is to drive a new era of data center technology.” The official announcement is stated in the Vertex.ai website. Read next Intel acquires eASIC, a custom chip (FPGA) maker for IoT, cloud and 5G environments Intel’s Spectre variant 4 patch impacts CPU performance SingularityNET and Mindfire unite talents to explore artificial intelligencelast_img read more