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Nintendo Switch outsold PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last month

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Nintendo Switch consoles were easier to find last month, and this led to hybrid handheld/home console outselling its competition. The NPD Group’s monthly report is out, and the industry-tracking firm confirmed that the Nintendo console outsold the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One in July. The system is also contributing to a healthy gaming market in the United States. “The Nintendo Switch was July’s best-selling hardware platform,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. ... Read More
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5 ways VR is making the real estate business better for everyone

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There’s great optimism associated with the promise of VR, and revenues from this industry are expected to reach $13 billion in this year. Despite the optimism, widespread adoption of VR has remained elusive. For real estate, however, the potential of VR is being reality quickly. VR is a newcomer to a real estate industry heavily focused on customer experience and ease of access. There exist many pain points in real estate that VR solves for renters and investors. These include buying or renting a property sight unseen... Read More
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A drink at happy hour good for your heart?

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Cardiologist Dr. Tiffany Sizemore on the impact of light to moderate alcohol on health.... Read More
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Mangano Emphasizes The Importance Of Safe Sleep For Infants

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that ensuring safe sleep for infants and toddlers is paramount in preventing deaths related to smothering. Recently in New York City, 3 more babies died within one week from suffocation as a result of sleeping in bed with family members. “These infant deaths are preventable,” stated County Executive Mangano. “It is critical we continue to support the State’s message that babies sleep safest alone, on their backs and in a safety approved crib without any soft items. This message needs to continuously and clearly be communicated to parents and caregivers of small children.” Information obtained on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website sh... Read More
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Volvo thinks we should watch the solar eclipse from our cars, which is an awful idea

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Robots and humans can coexist. There is no ‘jobless future’ after all

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When you look at a robot, what do you see? For those of us who cover technology, it’s a bunch of plastic, a coprocessor, and some software. We know the hard part of hardware design is getting the bot to do anything worthwhile. That’s why the idea of a plastic robot taking over the world or stealing jobs from American workers is a bit laughable. It’s hard enough trying to get a meeting robot to look at the right person when he or she talks. Taking over all janitorial duties at a hospital? Kind of seems like a stretch at this point. As Tim O’Reilly noted in a recent post, there is some... Read More
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Turning To VPNs For Online Privacy? You Might Be Putting Your Data At Risk

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Enlarge this image People in the U.S. who want to keep their activity hidden are turning to virtual private networks — but VPNs are often insecure. Stuart Kinlough/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Stuar... Read More
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LI, NY, nation add jobs

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The number of private sector jobs on Long Island increased by 14,900, or 1.3 percent, as of July compared to the prior year as the state and nation both added jobs, according to the New York State Department of Labor. New York State added 151,500 private sector jobs year over year, increasing by 1.9 percent, while the nation added 2,053,000 jobs, equal to 1.7 percent growth. New York City continued to generate jobs as well, year over year adding 105,500 and growing by 2.8 percent. The number of private sector jobs in New York State in July over the prior month also increased by 18,800, or 0.2 percent, to 8,100,400. And the nation added 205,000 jobs over the prior month, growing by 0.2 percent as work became mo... Read More
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All the ways you’re wearing contact lenses wrong

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Nothing to fear, unless you’re a radiological terrorist

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Pay no attention to that imposing fleet of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard and New York State Naval Militia vessels massing off the East End. Governor Andrew Cuomo wants you to know that the sudden buildup of maritime forces – and the presence of some 100 personnel from 23 local, state and federal agencies, many specializing in radiological detection – is proactive, not reactive. Cuomo’s office on Wednesday announced the start of “Operation Blue Trident,” a multi-agency training exercise focused not only on radiological detection, but navigational boating safety, marine fisheries compliance and environmental mon... Read More
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Billboard Hot 100 Fest Returns to Jones Beach This Weekend

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Positioned in the prime time of festival season, the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival is coming back to the Northwell Health Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 19-20 for the third year in a row. The pop festival will feature headliners Demi Lovato, Big Sean, DJ Khaled, Major Lazer and Zedd and also give a platform for popular new artists such as Ugly God, Lil Yachty, LAUV and Whethan. “The Island deserved its own two-day festival, a standalone two-day festival,” said John Amato, President of Billboard and Long Island resident. “I think it’s very important and getting it here for three years is something I’m very proud of because I’m a resident.” The festival, which is expected to draw 15,000 fans each day, is ... Read More
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Lakeland turns profit, issues stock

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Lakeland Industries, a manufacturer of protective clothing for industry, healthcare and first responders, reported preliminary results for the second quarter and announced plans to issue an unspecified amount of stock. The Ronkonkoma-based firm reported preliminary second quarter results, including $1.4 million to $1.6 million in net earnings and revenue ranging from $23 million to $25 million. The firm plans to issue its final second quarter results and hold an earnings conference call on Sept. 13. Lakeland also said that Roth Capital Partners and Craig-Hallum Capital Group will act as joint book-running managers for an offering of an unspecified amount of share. The underwriters will have a 45-day option to ... Read More
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SBA head sees businesses held back by lack of loans, workers

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Six months into her tenure as head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon sees a split among small business owners — they are increasingly optimistic, she says, but many are held back by their inability to get loans or find the right workers for jobs that are staying open. “Entrepreneurs are willing again to be bigger risk-takers than they have been over the past eight years,” McMahon said in a phone interview this week with The Associated Press. But, she said, there are also lingering effects of the Great Recession, and “I think there is still a caution.” McMahon’s observations matched owners’ self-assessments in surveys including ones released by Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Bus... Read More
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Long Island firms make Inc. 5000 list

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More than 300 New York-based companies made the 2017 Inc. 5000 list, with 40 of those firms located on Long Island. The list, which ranks the fastest-growing privately-owned companies across the United States, included 307 New York-based firms, with eight making it to the top 100. Manhattan-based automotiveMastermind, a software firm founded in 2012 that offers technology that “provides a clear, structured overview of each customer” for car dealerships, according to its website, was the top-ranking New York firm. Coming in seventh on Inc.’s list, the firm, which employs 102, showed a 17,675 percent growth over three years. AutomotiveMastermind reported $23.2 million revenue in 2016, according to Inc. New York-... Read More
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ScreenDrive: Volvo’s take on the touchscreen actually makes sense

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Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom on Free Speech, Artificial Intelligence, and Internet Addiction.

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I sat down with Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram, in June to interview him for my feature story, “Instagram’s CEO Wants to Clean Up the Internet,” and for “Is Instagram Going Too Far to Protect Our Feelings,” a special that ran on CBS this week.It was a long conversation, but here is a 20-minute overview in which Systrom talks about the artificial intelligence Instagram has been developing to filter out toxic comments before you even see them. He also discusses free speech, the possibility of Instagr... Read More
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Sierra Leone in mourning after mudslides catastrophe

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Mass burials are underway in Sierra Leone for some of the 400 victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital Freetown.At least 100 of the victims are children.A 'week of mourning' is underway as aid groups warn of a health crisis and the president appeals for international help. Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Regent in Sierra Leone.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us o... Read More
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Cisco shares drop as security business revenue misses estimates

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(Reuters) — Cisco’s quarterly revenue in its closely-watched security business missed analysts’ estimates, raising concerns about the world’s largest networking gear maker’s efforts to transform into a software-focused company. The company’s shares fell about 2.5 percent in after-hours trading on Wednesday. With its traditional business of making switches and routers struggling, Cisco, like other legacy technology firms, has been focusing on high-growth areas such as security, the Internet of Things and cloud computing. The security business, which offers firewall protection and breach detection systems, has been Cisco’s fastest growing, until the last two quarter. Revenue growth at the ... Read More
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Knowing DNA Risk May or May Not Change Behavior

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Research shows people who get DNA test results about their risk of disease often don’t change their health habits to stay healthy (Aug. 17)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment... Read More
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Here are the tech companies that have taken action against hate groups

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A couple of days ago, I took a shot at tech companies that had ignored the role their services had played in enabling white supremacist and neo-nazi groups. Not it appears the Nazi-fueled violence in Charlottesville last weekend prompted a growing number of tech companies to take action. Here’s a list of known companies that have moved to give hate groups the boot: 1. ... Read More
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Read Apple CEO’s email denouncing white supremacism in Charlottesville

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Rotting Roots To Blame For Elm Tree That Toppled In Central Park

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The gigantic tree fell on a mother and her three sons Tuesday, and now doctors say Anne Goldman is hospitalized and fighting back from a fractured vertebrae and neck injuries. CBS2's Dave Carlin reports.... Read More
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Bodybuilder mom’s death blamed on taking protein powder

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The family of an Australian mom and bodybuilder is blaming her sudden death on the consumption of protein powder and supplements.Meegan Hefford, 25, was found unconscious in her apartment on June 19. She died in the hospital a few days later after doctors declared her brain dead, 7 News reports.Click here to read more: http://nydn.us/2x4n99ESubscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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After Charlottesville, Mark Zuckerberg pledges to remove violent threats from Facebook

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Governor Cuomo Announces “Operation Blue Trident” On Long Island

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Department of Environmental Conservation Spearheads Multi-Agency Training Exercise to Improve Homeland Security, Water Quality and Maritime Safety. Albany, NY - August 16, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of "Operation Blue Trident" - a multi-agency homeland security training exercise on Long Island that will deploy more than 100 personnel from 23 local, state and federal agencies conducting radiological detection training, as well as navigational boating safety, marine fisheries compliance, and environmental monitoring operations throughout the week. Residents and visitors to the area are urged to be aware that ... Read More
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MANGANO HONORS POLICE OFFICERS AND MEDICS FOR LIFE-SAVING RESCUE OF A RESIDENT FROM SUICIDE ATTEMPT

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Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined Acting Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder to honor seven police officers and medics who aided an individual attempting to commit suicide on Wednesday, August 16th at the Atlantic Ave/Brower Bridge in Oceanside. A suicidal man was found hanging off the bridge with a jumper cable tied around his neck. The officers arrived on scene, where Sergeant James Lorenzen ordered the rope to be cut. The man fell into the water, and the officers performed CPR. He is now in the hospital in stable condition. Mangano thanked all the first responders- including Police Medics Robert Sutton and William Rudnick; and Police Officers Michael Dudine, Joseph Monez, Thomas Izzo and ... Read More
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Legislator William Spencer Partners With Long Island Green Homes To Bring Energy Savings to Huntington Residents

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All homeowners are welcome and encouraged to attend one of the two sessions offered. Huntington, NY - August 16, 2017 - Suffolk County Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. has partnered with Long Island Green Homes to offer two home energy presentations for residents in the Town of Huntington during the month of September. The presentations will provide information on how homeowners can receive a FREE energy audit which will specify the areas in their home where the most energy is being wasted and give clear guidance on how homeowne... Read More
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Man Shoots Nail into Heart, Lives to Tell Story

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A Wisconsin man who came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart while working on his house calmly drove himself to the hospital and parked his pickup truck in the lot before walking into the emergency room. (Aug. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, deliveri... Read More
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Johnny Depp surprises kids at hospital dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow

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Johnny Depp -- Captain Jack Sparrow himself -- paid children at the BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver a surprise visit on Monday, dressed dread to toe as his character from "The Pirates of the Caribbean" movie franchise.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Neurons, STEM studies part of Keck Foundation gifts

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A Los Angeles foundation on a medical-science mission has doubled down on Stony Brook University. The W.M. Keck Foundation – established in 1954 by its namesake, founder of the Superior Oil Co. – has awarded a three-year, $1 million grant to SBU researchers studying the nutrition of brain neurons and how it affects cognition in older populations. The foundation this week also announced a three-year, $300,000 grant to bring a ... Read More
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Henry Schein stock to split

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Henry Schein’s board of directors has approved a 2-for-1 stock split, giving shareholders as of  Sept. 1 a one-share dividend for each share of stock. The Melville-based dental, healthcare and veterinary products distributor said that trading will begin on a split-adjusted basis on Sept. 15 with about 158 million shares. “Our market capitalization and share price have increased considerably over the past dozen years as we have expanded and diversified our business in the U.S. and in certain international markets,” CFO Steven Paladino said. “We believe this stock split is a testament to our success, and will increase liquidity and make equity ownership in Henry Schein more accessible.” This is Henry Schein... Read More
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Amazon will pay developers with the most engaging Alexa skills

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Amazon today announced a new program to bring revenue to developers of Alexa skills based on how much engagement their voice app is able to generate among users of Alexa-enabled devices. Amazon appears to be the first of the major tech companies with AI assistants and third-party integrations — like Google, Samsung, Apple, and Microsoft — with a program to compensate developers based on engagement created by their voice app. Metrics used to measure engagement of an Alexa skill include minutes of usage, new customers, customer ratings, and return visitors, an Amazon spokesperson told VentureBeat. Deve... Read More
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Amazon will pay more developers who make popular Alexa skills

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State approves double digit individual health insurance hikes

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New York State has approved double-digit health insurance rate increases on average for individuals and slightly more than 9 percent for small groups in 2018, with some edging up only slightly and others increasing by more than 30 percent. The Department of Financial Services approved an average hike of 13.9 percent for individuals, compared to an average rate increase request of 17.7 percent. About 350,000 New Yorkers are enrolled in individual commercial plans. The state said it reduced insurers’ requested 2018 increases by more than 3.8 percent overall for individuals, likely to save policyholders more than $59 million. These rate increases will not impact what’s known as the “Essential Plan,” available on... Read More
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No. 236: Farrell Fritz stars, robots rising and a scary price spike on bacon and butter sandwiches

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It’s Wednesday out there: Happy hump day, kids, and welcome new readers Mark, Andrea, Harrison, Jeisenia, Anthony, Bianca, Roxanne, Weicheng and Daisy. Great to have you aboard. It’s Aug. 16, on which Edwin Prescott – builder of Coney Island’s first Loop the Loop – received an 1896 patent for the roller coaster. Also, Ringo replaced Pete Best on this day in 1962. Happy birthday: Dan Polner and John McNally and Larry Levy and Jamie Lynn Ryan. And hope you had a good one, Carl Corry. At InnovateLI.com: Long Islanders Noreen Kazi and Nisha Bhalla will open a local branch of Silicon Valley’s ... Read More
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Android Wear now belongs to fashion brands, not gadget nerds

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‘Israeli forces attack hospitals, don’t respect humanitarian law’ – human rights activist

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Video has been released of Israeli police raiding a hospital in East Jerusalem. They were trying to arrest a Palestinian man who had been critically wounded. The action prevented him from undergoing an operation that resulted in his death. Israeli police deny the claims of using excessive force. Palestinian human rights campaigner Sahar France says such actions are illegal, but have become more frequent.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! ... Read More
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Trump’s Business of Corruption

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President Donald Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow recently told me that the investigation being led by Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed by the Justice Department, should focus on one question: whether there was “coördination between the Russian government and people on the Trump campaign.” Sekulow went on, “I want to be really specific. A real-estate deal would be outside the scope of legitimate inquiry.” If he senses “drift” in Mueller’s investigation, he said, he will warn the special counsel’s office that it is exceeding its mandate. The issue will first be raised “informally,” he noted. But if Mueller and his team persist, Sekulow said, he might lodge a ... Read More
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The Trump Administration Rolls Back Anti-Corruption Efforts in the Oil Industry

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In February, in one of its first acts of lawmaking, the Trump Administration, with the Republican-controlled Congress, rescinded a pending Securities and Exchange Commission rule that would have required oil companies to disclose details of their payments to international governments in connection with oil and gas production. The rule, which was mandated by a law co-sponsored by former Republican Senator Richard Lugar, of Indiana, and Democratic Senator Ben Cardin, of Maryland, was designed to combat bribery and corruption, especially in poor countries governed by kleptocrats. Thirty other countries, including Canada and the members of the European Union, had already adopted similar requiremen... Read More
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The Lost Art of Stealing Fruit

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My Hungarian-Czech grandmother, an otherwise goodhearted and generous woman, had a notoriously lax attitude toward property rules: bank pens, ashtrays, and hospital slippers all were fair for the taking. One minute, she’d be giving a bus driver brooches “for his vife”; the next, she’d be stomping down a stranger’s front path to help herself to an enormous bough of blossom while my sister and I, technically her accomplices, hid behind parked cars, pretending not to know her. I’ve tried to lead an honest life, in accordance with the 1968 Theft Act; also, I’m a conscientious elder child and easily embarrassed. But one’s fate is difficult to dodge; ask Oedipus. My own weakness, unlike Grandma’s, is limited to fruit. ... Read More
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Karaoke tailgating at the Jimmy Buffet concert at Jones Beach

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The rain didn’t stop Jimmy Buffett fans from singing “Cheeseburger in Paradise” while tailgating in the parking lot at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater before his concert on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Credit: Raychel Brightman)... Read More
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Central Park Tree Injures Four People

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Authorities say a large tree fell in New York's Central Park, sending a woman and three children to a hospital. (Aug. 15)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, com... Read More
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Louis C.K. made a secret 35mm movie, and it’s coming to the Toronto Film Festival

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CBO Predicts Rise In Deficit If Trump Cuts Payments To Insurance Companies

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Enlarge this image An analysis by the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday found that ending cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers, a move that President Trump is contemplating, would raise the deficit by $194 billion over 10 years. Melina Mara/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption ... Read More
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Stony Brook gets $1 million grant from Keck Foundation

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The California-based W.M. Keck Foundation is giving Stony Brook University a three-year, $1 million grant. Stony Brook will use the funds for research that uses brain imaging data to understand how the nutrition of brain neurons affects cognition in aging humans. The research has the potential to provide “a critical first step toward personalized medicine in neurology for aging patients”, according to a written statement from Stony Brook University. “Protecting the Aging Brain: Self-Organizing Networks and Multi-Scale Dynamics Under Energy Constraints,” a project led by Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University School of Medicine Lilianne Mujica-Parodi, is collaborating with the Mar... Read More
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ALZ: Genetic-risk variants can run, but they can’t hide

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The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is targeting genetic risk factors behind Alzheimer’s disease, the first of many steps toward new potential treatments. Feinstein Institute assistant professor Yun Freudenberg-Hua has been awarded a five-year, $600,000 grant by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging, supporting her mission to better understand the genetic causes of a disease that inflicts an estimated 5.5 million Americans. Ultimately, the doctor and her staff hope to develop new treatments and intervention p... Read More
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Who’s to blame for the world’s worst cholera outbreak?

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It's been called the Forgotten War, but it has caused the largest single-nation, humanitarian crisis in the world. In the poorest Arab country, Yemen. Two and a half years of war, has killed more than 10,000 people and has left two thirds of the population in urgent need of humanitarian aid. And if that wasn't enough, a cholera epidemic, which began in April, is spreading fast in a country where the health system has collapsed. And a million malnourished children under the age of five, are particularly vulnerable.Plus, the UN has accused the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels of stopping fuel supplies to aircraft trying to deliver aid into Yemen. So who’s to blame... Read More
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Horoscopes by PsychicDeb for August 2017

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Aries – ruling planet in 5th house – a dynamic person with futuristic ideas inspires you. You’ll be helped to see where you’re headed by exposure to a larger, more universal viewpoint. Make a decision about a relationship that is going nowhere. Emphasize love, hope and generosity. Taurus – ruling planet in the 3rd house – express yourself in an artistic or literary way. Your sense of beauty, color and form is enhanced. Beautification of your personal surroundings could become a crusade. Human relationships can also be improved by using diplomacy. Gemini – ruling planet in the 4th house – the accent is on home, family and security. Plans and dreams will be co... Read More
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Stony Brook Awarded Grant for National STEM Education Initiative from Keck Foundation

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Stony Brook Awarded Grant for National STEM Education Initiative from Keck FoundationEducators to expand undergraduate science courses and partnerships with indigenous populations STONY BROOK, N.Y., August 15, 2017 – Stony Brook University has received a three-year $300,000 grant from the... Read More
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LI nurse sentenced in filing false records case

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A Long Island nurse was sentenced in a case involving filing false records, authorities said. Riadel Manzano of East Williston, who worked at Woodmere Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, had provided a New York State Department of Health investigator with a false record reflecting the nursing staff at the facility, saying the team properly monitored a resident who had been seriously injured after repeated falls, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Manzano, former director of nursing services at Woodmere, was sentenced to a conditional discharge and has been convicted of a felony, authorities said. She will be barred from working in any government-funded healthcare programs and faces the cancellatio... Read More
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EAC Network expands senior center operations

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EAC Network, a Hempstead-based social service agency, expanded its senior center operations, adding the North Merrick and Long Beach senior community service centers, as well as Long Beach Meals on Wheels and Long Beach Case Management, to its existing centers. The centers were previously contracted by Jewish Association Serving the Aging. EAC Network took over Long Beach Case Management in April before contracting with the Nassau County Office for the Aging to operate the Long Beach and North Merrick senior centers in July. EAC Network staff worked closely with JASA and the Nassau County Office for the Aging to ensure a smooth transition, according to Alena Jones, director of development and marketing for EAC Network. The ... Read More
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Orlando ranked best to retire; NYC most expensive

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What’s the best city in the nation to retire, according to a new ranking? Hint: The very young also might find a lot to do there – thanks to Mickey and friends. While more developments are cropping up targeting senior citizens in the New York metropolitan area, including Long Island, a ranking of areas that are best to retire still places this region in the middle of the pack. Florida, Arizona, Georgia, Utah, Hawaii, Colorado, Texas and Nevada all contain some of the top ten places to retire in the nation, according to a new ranking; but the New York City metropolitan area didn’t crack the top 50. The number one place to retire, ... Read More
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Stony Brook Receives $1 Million for Brain Aging Research from Keck Foundation

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Stony Brook Receives $1 Million for Brain Aging Research from Keck FoundationResearchers to use high-tech imaging to better understand nutrition of brain neurons and cognition Lilianne R. Mujica-Parodi, PhD, STONY BROOK, N.Y., August 15, 2017 – Stony Brook University has received a three-year $1 million grant from the... Read More
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Thinking big, about the subconscious of coding

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By GREGORY ZELLER // In an age ruled by digital interfaces and computerized systems, Noreen Kazi and Nisha Bhalla may have cracked the code. Neither is, by education or inherent skill, a natural coder. But the entrepreneurial sisters are both scientists: Kazi studied physical therapy at Stony Brook University before pausing to raise a family, while Bhalla earned an MBA at Harvard University and made a career of launching high-tech startups for larger corporations, focused on healthcare-technology integration. And both recognize the prevalence of computers in modern society, and the need for skilled programmers to operate them, and the importance of educating tomorrow’s coders today. On Oct. 14, founder and... Read More
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As the laid-off struggle, high-tech US plants offer jobs

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Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company’s plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays as “a GREAT employee.” But it’s all nostalgia. Mays’ last day at 3M was in March. Bent on cutting costs and refocusing its portfolio, the company decided to close the plant that made bandages, knee braces and other health care supplies and move work to its plant in Mexico. At 62, Mays is unemployed and wants to work, though on the face of it he has plenty of opportunities. Barely 10 miles from his ranch-style brick home in this blue-collar city, GE Aviation has been expanding — and ... Read More
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Visiting Nurses of Hudson Valley joins Northwell Health

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In a decision clearing the way for the latest expansion of Northwell Health beyond Long Island, the New York State Department of Health has approved the Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley’s request to join the system. The Tarrytown-based Visiting Nurse Association will become part of Northwell, providing services to residents of Westchester and Putnam counties. The association employs 350 providers who provide home care to about 6,000 patients and includes a certified home health agency, licensed home care services agency and hospice agency. Merryl Siegel, regional executive director of post-acute services for Northwell Health, said the system looks “forward to building on VNA of Hudson Valley’s lo... Read More
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UPS will use VR headsets to train student drivers to avoid road obstacles

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Demand is booming for web developers — along with need for more tech skills

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Presented by GoDaddy Web developers and designers have always been the bedrock of company internet strategy, and their services are more essential than ever, as web technology hits another innovation sprint. A new study commissioned by GoDaddy says this Golden Age of web development and design, signaling new small business growth and an economic boost, shows no sign of slowing down. It’s fueled largely by continued growth in the retail and travel industries — and professionals are eager to find new ways to keep up with growing demand and evolving technology. Keeping up with the competition The global research study, conducted by research firm Evans Data, include... Read More
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Game of Thrones’ first AD on the challenges of Eastwatch, and how Jon Snow almost ‘turned into a human kite’

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Game of Thrones’ first AD on the challenges of Eastwatch, and how Jon Snow almost ‘turned into a human kite’ - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn... Read More
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Microsoft acquires cloud startup Cycle Computing, will integrate HPC tech into Azure

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Microsoft today announced it has acquired cloud orchestration startup Cycle Computing. The company said it plans to integrate the high-performance computing (HPC) technology into Azure. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Cycle Computing founder and CEO Jason Stowe noted his company’s products have been used to help customers fight cancer and other diseases, design faster rockets, build better hard drives, create better solar panels... Read More
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Merck CEO is politicizing the moment, it’s self-indulgent: Martin Shkreli

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Published on Aug 15, 2017Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli on drug prices, Merck CEO Ken Frazier resigning from President Trump's American Manufacturing Council and his new startup. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Martin Shkreli: The three charges are very vulnerable to attack

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Published on Aug 15, 2017Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli on being found guilty of two charges of fraud and one charge of conspiracy. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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These next-generation space suits could allow astronauts to explore Mars

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Space startups have Georgia on their minds

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Join us and senior business leaders to learn how to expand to the heartland, to lower costs and boost profits — and help America too. Come to BLUEPRINT in Reno on Sept 11-13, and get your 40%-off Early Bird ticket by August 25! A little after noon on Thursday, August 3, a micro-rocket — a 40-foot tiny satellite designed to carry very small loads into low orbit — quietly blasted off from a county on the coast of Georgia. The launch was a first for Arizona-based space flight startup ... Read More
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Environmentalists, union leaders push for offshore wind power

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A wide range of environmental, labor and community leaders yesterday joined in a chorus of support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to encourage offshore wind projects in the waters surrounding New York State. They spoke on August 14 at the Queens Public Library in Rockaway Beach as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority geared up for hearings regarding wind power. NYSERDA’s public meetings are part of a process through which the state is seeking to create an Offshore Wind Master Plan. Gov. Cuomo is seeking for offshore wind power to help reach a target of half of New York’s power generated by renewab... Read More
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Kony Helps Loop Rapidly Deliver New App That Connects Healthcare Providers With Patients and Their Family Members

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New Loop Medical Messaging App Enables Healthcare Staff to Provide Timely Communications to Patients’ Support Network Safely and Efficiently AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 15, 2017– Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility and digital applications company, today announced that it has helped ... Read More
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This app is certified in the EU as a form of birth control. Is the US next?

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Sex, Drugs, and the Inside Lane: Recapping the 2017 World Championships of Track

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Nicholas Thompson: Malcolm, hello! Welcome back from vacation. And also welcome to WIRED.com! We’ve been chatting about Olympic and World Championship track for five years now, but this i... Read More
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Google buys startup that turns smartphones into health diagnostic tools

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Trump’s NAFTA Makeover Not So Extreme

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Enlarge this image President Trump meets with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, in July. Trump is pushing to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement among their countries and Canada. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption to... Read More
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Matterfall review — a hectic and challenging take on side-scroller shooting

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Matterfall combines the twin-stick shooter with the action-platformer. It’s like Geometry Wars and Mega Man got their chocolate and peanut butter all mixed up. And it tastes pretty good! This PlayStation 4 game comes from Housemarque, which also developed Resogun. That twin-stick shooter launched with the system in 2013. It was one of the console’s best early games, thanks to its voxel-based graphics (which had just about everything blowing up into thousands of blocks). M... Read More
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Several Hospitalized Due To Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In New Jersey

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Three police officers are among the hospitalized. No word yet on their condition.... Read More
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500,000 in Yemen may have cholera, WHO says

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Right now, an estimated 15 million Yemenis don't have access to basic health care.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/71329/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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How to kill groupthink in your company

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Ralph Nader once said: “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” The problem is, this is easier said than done. Effective leaders inspire teams to collaborate in decision-making. This means choosing the best courses of action and integrating the ideas from your various team members. But the process for group decision-making can be flawed. The problem is that leaders, when trying to promote leadership skills and individual... Read More
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Swift creator Chris Lattner joins Google Brain after Tesla stint

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The Google Brain team has a new high-profile hire. Chris Lattner, a former Apple executive credited with the creation of the Swift programming language who previously headed engineering efforts for Tesla’s Autopilot system, said in a tweet today that he would be joining one of the tech giant’s machine learning teams. Lattner left Apple last year to join Tesla, where he worked on leading engineering for the carmaker’s Autopilot assistive driving feature. The new position didn’t seem to be a fit for him, as he left Tesla just five months later, saying that he was looking for a new role. He was at Apple for more than a decade, whe... Read More
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Top Fed official: Bond portfolio could shrink soon

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A top Federal Reserve official suggested Monday that the Fed will likely announce next month that it will begin paring its bond portfolio — a step that could lead to slightly higher rates on mortgages and other loans. In an interview with The Associated Press, William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said he thinks the Fed has adequately prepared investors for a reduction in the portfolio, which swelled after the 2008 financial crisis as the Fed bought bonds to reduce long-term rates. With the economy now much healthier, the Fed is ready to begin selling some of those bonds. Dudley also said that he would favor a third increase this year in the Fed’s benchmark short-term rate if the economy rem... Read More
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Entrepreneurs hungry for perspective should work outside Silicon Valley

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We have a summer home in New England in a semi-rural area, just ~10,000 people in town, with a potato farm across the street. Drive down the road and you can see the tall stalks of corn waving on other farms. Most people aren’t in tech or law or teaching in universities; they fall solidly into what is called working-class. They work as electricians, carpenters, plumbers, in hospitals, restaurants, as clerks, office managers, farmers, etc. They have solid middle-class values of work, family, education, and country — work hard, own a home, have a secure job, and save for their kids’ college and their retirement. This summer I was sitting in the ... Read More
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Google Assistant gets sloth facts and guided whiskey tastings

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Google Assistant has a smattering of recently released voice apps that do things like help Airbnb guests, play a rap lyrics karaoke challenge, or give guided whiskey tastings by Johnnie Walker. The Actions on Google platform, which launched last December, now counts more than 450 voice apps, or actions, in its directory. The recently added Facts About Sloths shares fun and scientific facts about sloths in visual cards (along with a fair amount of adorable sloth photos). ... Read More
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Suffolk County Executive Bellone Announces Innovative Mobile Application For Food Service Managers

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New App Provides Convenient Process to Obtain Food Safety Training Towards Certification. Suffolk County, NY - August 14, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced the debut of a new mobile application tool that offers food service managers the convenience to undergo food safety training in Suffolk County. This new application will be offered by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services as a portable extension of its award-winning online Food Manager’s Course. Currently, the application is available free of charge on Google Play and will expand to the Apple Store beginning the week of August 21. ... Read More
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Prolific LI developer Gerald Monter dies at 96

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Gerald Monter, one of Long Island’s most prolific real estate developers, died on Saturday at age 96 after a brief illness. The Brooklyn-born Monter founded his company The Holiday Organization in 1951. The firm has since developed more than 8,000 homes and entire residential communities of single-family homes, condominiums and apartments such as The Hamlet, Hamlet Estates, Country Woods and more throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, in Pennsylvania and Florida. Holiday has also built some shopping centers and office buildings. Monter donated $10 million in 2006 to create the 37,000-square-foot Monter Cancer Center in New Hyde Park run by Northwell Health. Monter was also a major benefactor to Gurwin Jewish Geria... Read More
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Mangano Extends Deadline for Student Poster Contest in Recognition of National Recovery Month

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Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is extending the deadline for children ages 12-15 to participate in a poster contest highlighting the dangers of illicit and prescription drugs, and the importance of saying NO.  Poster submissions are now being accepted until August 22, 2017. The theme of the contest is“Please Join Me in Being Drug-Free,” and is in recognition of National Recovery Month in September. It’s part of the Mangano admin... Read More
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From war hero to white coat: A wounded veteran’s journey to Harvard Medical School

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Seven years before Greg Galeazzi put on a white coat at Harvard Medical School, he wore Army fatigues while serving a year-long deployment in Afghanistan.In May 2011 a roadside bomb tore off Captain Galeazzi’s legs and much of his right arm, just a month before he was expecting to return home.“It felt like I was an empty coke can on train tracks getting hit by a freight train moving at 100 miles per hour,” said Galeazzi.Without a medic on the ground, there was no available pain medication.“All I could do was scream,” Galeazzi recalled. “It’s hard to put into words that sickening, nauseating feeling to see that my legs were just gone.”Due to his unit’s remo... Read More
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Trump Administration Extends Deadline For Insurers To Decide On Obamacare Markets

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Enlarge this image President Trump at a listening session with health insurance executives at the White House earlier this year. Aude Guerrucci/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Aude Guerrucci/Bloomberg/Getty Im... Read More
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13 Questions With Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes

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Best known for their hit single “All Your Favorite Bands,” popular American folk group Dawes are coming to Northwell Health Jones Beach Theater to open for John Mayer on Aug. 23. The band, consisting of brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, Wylie Gerber and Lee Pardini, are touring their newest album, We’re All Gonna Die, the Press spoke with the band’s drummer ahead of the show. Long Island Press: To someone who has never listened to Dawes, how would you describe the band and the sound you guys produce? Griffin Goldsmith: A lot of people call it Americana or folk, I always felt like the mentality on page is roc... Read More
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Game of Thrones, Eastwatch: a breakdown of the 5 most memorable scenes

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Researcher gets $600K to study genetic risk of Alzheimer’s

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A Long Island-based researcher has been awarded a five-year, $600,000 grant to study how genetic risk impacts Alzheimer’s disease. Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Assistant Professor Dr. Yun Freudenberg-Hua was awarded the grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging. Northwell Health in a written statement said “better understanding of the genetic causes of the disease” could help develop treatments for the condition and interventions for those at risk. “Though we have identified common genetic risk variants associated with Alzheimer’s disease, most of the inherited risk factors remain unexplained,” Dr. Freudenberg-Hua said. She hopes to use the grant “t... Read More