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Indiana University fighting the spread of disinformation (Photo supplied/Indiana University) Indiana University’s media and informatics schools are trying to help you spot election-year disinformation.I-U’s “Hoaxy” project is tracking some prominent bot-driven false statements and conspiracy theories across the Internet, from innuendo that vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris isn’t a US citizen to baseless claims that Anthony Fauci plotted with China to create the coronavirus.By measuring how quickly those claims ricochet around the Web and who pushes them out, researchers can graph how much of their spread is fueled artificially.For each claim, researchers will survey how many people believe them, and whether knowing a rumor is bot-driven changes that. Pinterest Google+ Twitter WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – September 30, 2020 2 328 WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleJudge rules on Indiana mail-in ballot concernsNext articleFord recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles for rear camera issue Tommie Lee Google+ Facebook Twitter IndianaLocalNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Pinterest
Show Closed This production ended its run on July 6, 2014 In The Realistic Joneses, we meet Bob (Letts) and Jennifer (Collette) and their new neighbors, John (Hall) and Pony (Tomei), two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities. The Realistic Joneses Star Files Related Shows Tickets are now on sale for the starry Broadway premiere of Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses. Sam Gold directs Golden Globe winner Michael C. Hall, Emmy winner Toni Collette, Oscar winner Marisa Tomei and Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts in the production, which will begin previews on March 13. Opening is set for April 6 at the Lyceum Theatre. View Comments The Realistic Joneses originally premiered at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT, in April 2012, starring Letts, Parker Posey, Glenn Fitzgerald and Johanna Day. Tracy Letts
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 61-year-old man was killed in a Greenport house fire on Wednesday night.Southold Town Police officers and firefighters responded to the blaze on 1st Street and found Jack Pollack dead inside shortly before 7 p.m., authorities said.Another resident escaped the fire and was taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.Firefighters extinguished the flames.The victim’s body will be taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine his cause of death.Police are continuing an investigation into the cause of the fire.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Less than half of the 23 bills that a New York State heroin task force proposed two weeks ago passed the state legislature before lawmakers went on summer break last week.The 11 bills that passed in a much-anticipated legislative package deal mostly deal with treatment and prevention of heroin and prescription painkiller abuse, while only some bills that would have enacted harsher penalties in drug crimes made the cut.“Government doesn’t really solve problems like this,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed the bills into law Monday. “These problems get solved when everybody takes responsibility towards the issue.”The legislation aimed at combating the statewide heroin epidemic that has gripped Long Island for years followed the task force’s 18 public hearings in nine weeks this spring, busloads of anti-drug advocates lobbying Albany and a steady stream of major drug busts in the state—home to a third of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s heroin seizures nationwide last year.Read More: How Long Island is Losing its War on HeroinAmong the most notable new laws requires insurers to cover substance-abuse treatment based on decisions made by medical professionals and requires insurance companies use the same criteria as rehabilitation providers.“We made a lot of comments on the language of the bill and we brought families up to Albany to advocate for this,” said Jeffrey Reynolds, executive director of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. “We’re trying to curb what we’ve seen, which is insurers trying to create barriers to treatment.”Other new laws were also aimed at increasing the availability of rehab. One directed the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to create a relapse prevention program to provide case management and referral services for people who successfully complete treatment. The state health department will also develop a new model of services for those in recovery with the goal of reducing reliance on emergency room services.Another law will allow parents to have drug-abusing children assessed by an OASAS-certified provider through the Person in Need of Supervision (PINS) program. A similar task force proposal that was not included in the final package would have also allowed courts to require a PINS child to undergo treatment. The measure is aimed at helping abusers who are over the age of 18 who refuse parents’ attempts to get them treatment.Other failed bills would have directed OASAS and the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to look into converting closed correctional facilities into rehab facilities.Among those that passed were new laws expanding the use of naloxone, an opioid-overdose antidote known by its brand name, Narcan, which has been credited with saving countless people from fatally overdosing.One of the new laws require naloxone kits to include instructions on how to administer the drug, how to identify an overdose and where to find treatment services. Another allows health care professionals and pharmacists greater flexibility in prescribing Narcan, ensuring it’s more readily available. On the other hand, a bill that would have allowed schools administer naloxone was not signed into law.Other new laws add drug prevention information to junior and high school health class curricula and a public awareness program by the OASAS and the state health department.Among the rejected bills was one that would have put guidelines for prescription drug take-back events on the OASAS website and another that would have created standards for a continuing medical education program for drug prescribers. Another bill that didn’t pass would have limited prescriptions of controlled substances to patients suffering from acute pain.“We in the Senate agreed that that prevention and treatment was most important,” said state Sen. Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore), the chairman of the Senate’s heroin task force. “But we realize that there need to be criminal penalties.”Most of the bills that were cut from the deal between Cuomo and the Senate were designed to tighten up law enforcement of drug-related crimes, although some still made it through.The failed bills would have classified the transportation or sale of an opioid that causes a death as homicide, the theft of a blank prescription form as grand larceny and the sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a drug treatment center as a B felony.One bill that was sponsored by Boyle would have made harsher penalties for transporting an opioid more than five miles within New York or between counties. Boyle said that he was disappointed that the bill failed.“Opioid drug dealers come out of New York City, Long Island and all over upstate,” he said. “You can get heroin bags pretty cheap in the city but once you get up to Plattsburgh,
Borrowing for property investment is slowing down.THE number of investors buying property is tipped to slow, despite new figures showing a slight increase in June.CoreLogic analyst Cameron Kusher said while the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures showed a slight increase in lending to investors in June, he did not think that was a sign things were about to heat up.In fact he said investor borrowing had been trending lower for some time and he expected that to continue.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoMr Kusher said policies put into place to discourage investment in the housing market by the banking regulator, APRA, were having an impact.“If you are in investor you are limited in availability both by the availability of credit and by the availability of interest only mortgages,’’ he said.“By comparison, the only discouragement in the market for an owner occupier is if you want to access an interest-only mortgage.’’Mr Kusher believed demand from investors would be lower in the coming months.“At the same time, a number of states are introducing greater incentives for first home buyers from July,’’ he said.As a result he said there would be more competition from owner occupiers in the coming months.
The property at 20-74 Noosa River Drive Noosa, North Shore.The two-bedroom, two-bathroom home is 20 minutes away from the popular Hastings St restaurants and cafes, and a quick ferry ride from Tewantin.David and Roslyn Grant purchased the freehold Noosa North Shore property more than 30 years ago after seeing it advertised in a window of the local real estate agency.“Nothing much has changed there over the years,” Mr Grant said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour ago“We built the holiday home around 2002 or 2003 and it’s a lovely, peaceful place.” 20-74 Noosa River Drive Noosa, North Shore.Mr Grant realised the development potential in the land, which has 180m Noosa River frontage and is located adjacent to Sir Richard Branson’s Makepeace Island resort.“We’ll miss it greatly,” Mr Grant said.“You can walk straight across the road and throw a crab pot into the water or fish off the esplanade.“There’s no noise, despite the proximity to Noosa Marina and Noosaville.” Imagine waking up to this view at 20-74 Noosa River Drive Noosa, North Shore.Ray White — West End selling agents Clive O’Kelly and Ludo Perrier said they had received interest from people keen buy the property as their personal hideaway.“Land of this quality and size in the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful holiday destinations rarely becomes available,” Mr O’Kelly said. The auction of 20-74 Noosa River Drive, Noosa North Shore is part of the Ray White Auction Spectacular event at Brisbane’s Sofitel Hotel on Sunday, October 22. There’s plenty of space at 20-74 Noosa River Drive Noosa, North Shore.A SOUTHEAST Queensland home neighbouring Sir Richard Branson’s Makepeace Island Resort has hit the market, and there’s plenty of room to spread out.The property, on 24.51ha, is at 20-74 Noosa River Drive, Noosa North Shore and has been held by the same owners for more than 30 years, however their situation has changed and they need to sell.
Image courtesy of Clean Energy FuelsItalian company Landi Renzo and Clean Energy Fuels, the U.S. supplier of LNG fuel for transportation in North America, decided to merge compression businesses creating a major supplier of natural gas compressors. The companies will bring together their manufacturing and support operations, with Landi Renzo owning 51 percent of the new company and take over operational management, while Clean Energy will retain a 49 ownership.The merger is expected to close before the end of the year.Andrew Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean Energy, will serve as the chairman of the board. The combined company will be headquartered in San Giovanni Persiceto, Italy and retain Clean Energy’s manufacturing operation in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.Cristiano Musi, who is currently Group CEO of Landi Renzo and will also be the CEO of the new company said, “natural gas is an obvious alternative for vehicles because it burns much cleaner, is plentiful around the world and there is a growing engine portfolio to choose from. This newly formed compressor company will be uniquely positioned to take advantage of the trend towards natural gas with a global footprint and a great product offering.”
Share LifestyleTravel UK MP hails Caribbean unity on air passenger duty issue by: – June 28, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 30 Views no discussions By Vivienne SivaBritish Member of Parliament, Julian Smith LONDON, England (JIS) — The likely review of the British government’s airline passenger duty (APD) has been cited as a good example of what can be achieved when the UK Caribbean community in the United Kingdom works together.Conservative Member of Parliament, Julian Smith, told the Caribbean Question Time meeting in London on June 21, that the lobbying by nationals of the region in the UK is likely to solve the problem of the inequality of the tax measure.The APD is an excise duty paid by airline passengers travelling from UK airports. The tax is levied according to groups of countries and by the class of travel used.Jamaica and other Caribbean governments have lobbied against anomalies in how the APD is structured, because flights to the Caribbean attract a higher tax than flights to the United States, which are farther away.Caribbean tourism and government officials, including Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Bruce Golding; and Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, have had meetings with British ministers on the matter, who have made representations in Parliament.Finance Minister George Osborne, in May, announced the launch of a consultation on the APD “to achieve a tax system for aviation that is fair, simple, and efficient.”The consultation period, which ended June 17, considered the views and evidence submitted by interested stakeholders.The consultation document made it clear that any restructuring of APD will be achieved on a revenue-neutral basis.Former Labour Member of Parliament for Brent, Dawn Butler, who also addressed the meeting of Caribbean nationals, urged them to remain vigilant, noting that while changes to the APD may solve the issues of inequality, the duty could prove to be even more expensive.Other issues raised during the meeting included the planned increase in tuition fees for universities and its likely impact on black students; the effects of new UK immigration regulations on Caribbean nationals; and increasing the political influence of the UK Caribbean community.Caribbean News Now
With an equally testing away day to come at Arsenal on Sunday, it represented the acid test of Everton’s credentials. But with Bryan Oviedo’s late goal earning the Merseyside outfit their first Old Trafford triumph since 1992, Coleman feels Everton have served notice of their intentions. “I hope people start taking us seriously now,” said the Republic of Ireland international. “We have a very good team and a great bunch of lads. “If we can go to Manchester United and win we can go anywhere and do it. “That is what the manager has been telling us all season, not to be afraid of anyone.” As Oviedo revealed, it was a point manager Roberto Martinez reinforced in the build-up to the game. “The manager got us together and asked us what we wanted from this game,” said the Costa Rica international. Everton defender Seamus Coleman hopes the Toffeemen start to be taken seriously following their win at Manchester United. In a rather bizarre season, where most teams have struggled for consistency at times, Everton remain the only Barclays Premier League outfit to have just once. Although some of their results have not been that convincing, a tepid goalless draw at Crystal Palace springs to mind, they had managed to clamber up to the fringes of a top four berth ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Old Trafford. “He said it was very important because it was a chance to show we should be at the top of the league.” That Everton deserved their success just made the victory even sweeter. Although United did have chances, striking the woodwork twice, and the visitors were indebted to former Red Devils keeper Tim Howard for a brilliant reaction save to deny Patrice Evra, Martinez’s side were the dominant force in midfield. The mobility of Ross Barkley and James McCarthy was in stark contrast to the lack of movement from United, for whom Marouane Fellaini continues to be a major disappointment. And with Gareth Barry anchoring, Everton were able to keep their hosts at bay for long periods. Still, it was a contest that appeared destined to end goalless until makeshift full-back Antonio Valencia failed to react as Romelu Lukaku’s mis-hit shot flew across goal, allowing an unmarked Oviedo to fire home from close range. Filling in at left-back for the injured – and possibly United-bound – Leighton Baines, Oviedo has now scored in successive games, having opened his account for the club in their win over Stoke last weekend. “This has been my best week in football,” he said. “To score two important goals in one week is very good for me. It is a bit of history for us and a very good night.” But the job is only half done. A wounded United is one thing, an Arsenal