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Biometrics to get into ball games

25th July 2017

If you’ve ever had to stand in one of those looong lines to get into Comerica Park, you might have wanted to give the gate attendant the finger.

Well, now you can. Sort of.

The Detroit Tigers are trying out a new system that identifies you by your fingerprints, similar to the newest smartphones, to lessen the time it takes to get through security.

The Detroit stadium is among the first nationwide to get biometric readers. The Tigers debuted the system Monday at Gate A — the main gate across from the Fox Theatre.

More: Little Caesars Arena will have world’s largest centerhung scoreboard

“Once you are in the system, so to speak, you have the ability to enter different venues and perform different transactions,” said Ed O’Brien, the head of sports business development at New York-based Clear, which installed the system. “The way we view our long-term sports fan experience is, you’d never have to carry a wallet again.”

To use the biometric system, you must register your fingerprints, which is free. Registration at Comerica was offered Monday and will be available at a kiosk on game days. To sign up, which takes about five minutes, you’ll need your ID and to correctly answer a series of questions, the company said. You then scan all 10 fingers.

Once your information is in the system, you are good to go, and you never have to register again.

In addition, the ballpark will allow registered users to bring one adult with a ticket and an unlimited number of unregistered children with tickets through the line with them.

The purpose of the exceptions, O’Brien said, is to benefit season-ticket holders and families. As more ticket holders register, the company plans to add more special entrance lanes. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

More: Ford Field’s $100M renovation includes massive video boards

Beyond stadium entry, Clear envisions a world in which people use their fingertips — and eyes — to buy concessions, enter offices and perhaps even start their cars.

In addition to baseball, O’Brien said the company is in conversations with other professional sports arenas in Detroit — Ford Field and Little Caesars Arena — to add the technology.

The biometric reader at Comerica is similar to what Clear uses with the Transportation Security Administration and has installed at airports, including Detroit Metro, to get flyers through security faster.

Clear has biometric scanners at 30 major airports, including those in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington.

A privately held company that started in 2010, Clear also has technology that scans eyes.

 

 

 

source:http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/2017/07/25/fingerprints-can-get-you-gate/504703001/

Telling women not to drink during pregnancy ‘sexist’

18th May 2017

Advising women not to drink when pregnant is “sexist” and causes “needless anxiety”, senior academics have said.

Pregnancy charities and researchers have called for a change to the “alarmist” official Government guidelines, which warn expectant mothers to avoid alcohol completely.

They say the policy has no basis in evidence and ends up “stigmatising” women and excluding them from society.

Studies have shown that consistent heavy drinking during pregnancy can result in foetal alcohol syndrome, which can cause physical developmental and learning difficulties.

Women are being accosted, spoken to and started at in publicDr Ellie Lee, University of Kent

However, there is not robust evidence that light to moderate drinking, or even one-off episodes of binge drinking, causes any long-term damage.

Experts at the University of Kent and the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) are claiming that public policy towards pregnant women has “gone down an overtly precautionary route”  and that the Government “needs to be honest” about the evidence.

But last night professional bodies defended the current position.

Last year the Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, was accused of scaremongering when she issued updated formal advice on alcohol consumption for all adults, reducing the recommended weekly intake from 21 to 14 units for men, and advising pregnant women not to touch alcohol at all.

The previous guidelines had expecting women not avoid alcohol but noted that if they did choose to drink, they could not consume more than 2 units once or twice a week.

Dr Ellie Lee, Director of the Centre of Parenting Culture Studies at the University of Kent, said the “exclusion of women from an ordinary activity on the basis of a precaution” was “sexist”.

“Public discourse has become very hostile and there is now an assumption that a pregnant woman holding a glass of wine is doing something absolutely wrong,” she said.

“Women are being accosted, spoken to and started at in public.

“People assume that just because you have had one drink you’ve had a bottle of vodka for breakfast.”

She said it was impossible to establish the safe level of exposure to alcohol during pregnancy.

BPAS is also campaigning for a change in the tone of the advice on the basis that it may be needlessly scaring women into aborting pregnancies because of fears that a few heavy nights out will have caused the foetus serious harm.

 

 

source:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/17/telling-women-not-drink-pregnancy-sexist/

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Roundup Cancer Side Effects

11th may 2017

Monsanto faces a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the wife of a man who died from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after years of exposure to Roundup, alleging that the company failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions for users of the popular weedkiller.

The complaint (PDF) was filed last month by Jeanne Plagge in Delaware Superior Court, on behalf of herself and her late husband, Jerry Plagge, who died in April 2015.

Plagge was a farmer and the former Mayor of the city of Latimer, Iowa. He sprayed with Roundup from about 1974 until the time of his death, the lawsuit indicates.

The wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the popular herbicide is unreasonably dangerous and defective, because Monsanto failed to provide an adequate warnings about the risk of cancer, particularly non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Instead, Monsanto claimed Roundup exposure posed no human health risks.

“The defective condition of Roundup was due in part to the fact that it was not accompanied by proper warnings regarding its carcinogenic qualities and possible side effects, including, but not limited to, developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of exposure and use,” Plagge’s lawsuit states.

The case joins a growing number of similar Roundup lawsuits filed in recent months by individuals diagnosed with cancer following exposure to the herbicide while working as farmers, landscapers, groundskeepers, roadside crews or around their homes.

It was not until a month before Plagge’s death that the public was made aware of the potential cancer risks of Roundup.

In March 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) drew attention to the link between Roundup and non-Hodgkin lymphoma when it classifyied the herbicide glyphosate as a likely cancer-causing agent.

The Plagge’s case will be consolidated with the Roundup litigation pending in the federal court system, where cases filed in U.S. District Courts nationwide are centralized before U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in the Northern District of California for coordinated discovery and pretrial proceedings.

As part of the coordinated MDL proceedings, Judge Chhabria has indicated that the issue of causation will be decided by the end of this year, then it is expected that a small group of cases will be set for early trial dates to help gauge how juries may respond to certain evidence and testimony that is likely to be repeated throughout the cases. However, if Roundup settlements or another resolution for the cases is not reached by Monsanto, each individual complaint may eventually be remanded back to the U.S. District Court where it was originally filed for an individual trial date in the future.

 

 

source:http://www.aboutlawsuits.com/roundup-wrongful-death-lawsuit-126316/

Illuminati

 

W..T…F

 

 

 

 

“It’s not Jay-Z and Beyonce
It’s not Nicki or Lil Wayne
It’s not Oprah and Obama
The Pope or Rihanna
Queen Elizabeth or Kanye
It’s not pentagrams or witchcraft
It’s not trying to s-stack for cash
Black magic or Gaga
Gucci or Prada
Riding on a golden cat
The all-seeing eye is watching tonight
That’s what it is, truth and light
The all-seeing eye is watching tonight
Nothing to hide, secrets inside
It’s the enlightenment that started it all
The founding fathers wrote it down on a wall
And now the media’s misleading us all
Turn right into wrong
It’s time to dance and turn this dark into something”

Muslim births to outnumber Christians in 20 years: report

8th April 2017

The results, published by the Pew Research Centre in Washington, state births to Muslims between 2010-2015 made up an estimated 31 per cent of all babies born around the world.

This far exceeded the percentage of the world’s Muslim population in 2015 at 24.1 per cent.

The report also states that by 2060:

  • The Muslim population will grow by more than 1.2 billion.
  • The Buddhist population will decrease by 2.1 per cent.
  • Christians will make up 31.8 per cent of the world’s population.
  • The Jewish population will remains steady with an increase of 2.1 million.
  • Other religions outside major denominations will decrease by 290,000.

While the Christian population still represents the largest of any religious denomination at 31.2 per cent, the number of deaths outnumbers the births by four per cent.

The report explains the advanced age of Christians, particularly in Europe, has led to more deaths among the population.

It’s estimated by 2055-2060 that 70 per cent of babies will be born to either Christians or Muslims.

 

Source: https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/34949281/muslim-births-set-to-increase-and-outnumber-christians-report/#page1

Rare ‘amnesia cluster’ baffles doctors in Massachusetts

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30th Jan 2017

SOMETHING very odd is happening in the US state of Massachusetts, where more than a dozen people have suddenly and inexplicably lost their memories.

Researchers at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) say they are baffled by an “amnesia cluster” of 14 people.

The patients, aged between 19 and 52, were treated for “striking anterograde amnesia” — an “unusual” form of the syndrome — between 2012 and 2016.

People with this type of amnesia have trouble forming new memories and they often cannot recall events from the immediate past, such as something that has just happened to them, Live Science reported.

Doctors have so far been unable to work out what triggered the syndrome but the 14 patients have certain commonalities which could provide clues.

In their January 27 report, Dr Jed Barash, Dr Nick Sommerville and Dr Alfred DeMaria Jr note that each of them had either tested positive for drugs or had a history of substance abuse.

In nine of the cases, the patients were unconscious when they were brought to the hospital and experienced amnesia when they came to.

The other five individuals had been brought to hospital emergency after family or friends noticed they were experiencing severe memory loss.

Twelve of the patients had a history of using opioid drugs, including prescription painkillers or heroin. Many had also used other drugs, including marijuana, cocaine and amphetamines.

Despite the obvious health risks associated with these substances, they were not typically linked to the onset of anterograde amnesia, the report said.

Significantly, brain scans of all 14 patients revealed an unusual finding: MRI tests showed significantly reduced blood flow to a part of the brain called the hippocampus, which is important for memory formation.

Humans have two hippocampi, one on either side of their brain, and the patients in the report had reduced blood flow to both hippocampi. Sudden amnesia that’s tied to reduced blood flow to both hippocampi is rare, researchers said.

A handful of similar cases have been reported in the past, but these were stand-alones rather than clusters and were tied to exposure to a toxic substance, such as carbon monoxide, the report said.

Investigations are ongoing, with doctors being asked to be on the lookout for more cases to determine whether this new cluster “represents an emerging syndrome related to substance use or other causes” such as exposure to a toxic substance, the report said.

 

 

source: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/rare-amnesia-cluster-baffles-doctors-in-massachusetts-us/news-story/e270943d4e4dd279eb39079ce84703a6

This Year’s Australian Census Won’t Be Anonymous

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2nd Aug 2016

For the first time since its inception in 1911, the Australian Census in August this year will be forgoing the usual practise of destroying any identifying information of respondents. Since 2001 we have had the option of deciding if our identifying information can be retained. This year, we won’t get a choice.

This decision was actually quietly announced on the Australian Bureau of Statistics website on 18 December 2015.

“The Australian Bureau of Statistics has decided to retain names and addresses collected in the 2016 Census of Population and Housing in order to enable a richer and dynamic statistical picture of Australia through the combination of Census data with other survey and administrative data,” the site reads.

The ABS says that retaining the personal information will help gain “greater insight”. Examples given include education data providing insight into employment outcomes from different various educational pathways and health data helping to improve understanding and support of people who require mental health services.

“The retention of addresses will also support the ABS Address Register enabling more efficient survey operations, reducing the cost to taxpayers and the burden on Australian households,” the ABS states.

It says the decision to retain personal information was “informed by public submissions, public testing and the conduct of a Privacy Impact Assessment.”

To address the very real concerns of privacy that have been — and continue to be — raised, ABS says it is “committed to the protection of the privacy and confidentiality of everyone who completes the Census”.

A Privacy Impact Assessment was commissioned to identify considerations related to privacy, confidentiality and security and to put strategies in place to mitigate any risks.

“The Privacy Impact Assessment assessed the level of risk to personal privacy, considering the protections in place, as very low,” the ABS states. “The risks identified are mitigated by storing names and addresses separately from other Census data as well as separately from each other.”

“The risks are further mitigated by governance and security arrangements the ABS already has in place. These arrangements were found to robustly manage data, protect privacy and guard against misuse of information.”

Although keeping personal information from the census is within the confines of the law, the law also states that the ABS has to keep the data secure, making sure there is zero disclosure of identifying information about respondents.

“The ABS has been accredited as a safe environment for statistical data integration projects,” it assures. “The ABS will use well-established governance infrastructure and procedures to manage the approval, conduct and review of statistical data integration projects using Census data.”

The ABS says it will be removing names and addresses from other personal and household information after data collection and processing, storing them separately.

“No-one working with the data will be able to view identifying information (name and address) at the same time as other Census information (such as occupation or level of education),” ABS states.

“Senior-level committee” will have access to names and addresses, and the circumstances surrounding this access “will be subject to strict information security provisions”.

Regular audits of the privacy processes will be conducted, ABS says.

Information about how to access the Census Privacy Statement, which details ABS’s plans to retain and use names and addresses, will be available to all Census forms, via Census field officers, the Census Inquiry Service and the ABS website.

The ABS says it is “completely transparent” around the collection, protection and use of data.

 

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Putin: Russia Is Ready To Show Proof That 9/11 Was An Inside Job

Ummmm…..We’re still waiting??? LOL  – Ivy Blake.

 

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14th July 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin has named the date he plans to release proof that the US government and intelligence agencies were responsible for the “controlled demolition” of the World Trade Centre in the 9/11 attacks.

Like a boxer confident in his own strength, Putin has been absorbing pressure from the US and biding his time, waiting for the right moment to strike.

The evidence is so explosive he knows he only has to hit once.

According to Kremlin insiders, President Putin has named September 11th 2016 as the date he plans to release the satellite footage proving conclusively the US government’s darkest secret: that the 9/11 attacks were a false flag terrorist event committed against their own citizens.

The US government’s secret terrorist activities at home and internationally will be exposed, undermining the credibility of the nation on the world stage, and proving that Putin is the only major world leader truly fighting terrorism and darker forces.

It is well known that Putin is a fan of synchronicity, but there is more to the September 11th 2016 date than a simple anniversary of the attacks. It is also the beginning of a politically volatile period in the US.

Do not forget: the US government’s darkest secret is also their biggest Achilles heel.

This blow will hit hard. There will be mass protests in the cities and irrepressible public anger that will lead to a popular uprising, culminating almost certainly in revolution. The government will be completely destroyed, and the new world order they support will be thrown into chaos.

2016 is the year Putin has vowed to destroy the Illuminati. The simple step of choosing the right moment to take advantage of the great American Achilles heel may well be his first step towards shaking up the status quo and fulfilling his promise.

 

 

source:http://yournewswire.com/putin-russia-is-ready-to-show-proof-that-911-was-an-inside-job/