Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Shocking. Stephen Colbert, the host of the widely-popular half-hour political satire show The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, is headed to CBS. Colbert will succeed long-time The Late Show host David Letterman, who announced on April 3 his intention to retire next year. Letterman has served as host for 21 years. CBS announced the news in a tweet at noon on Thursday: Stephen Colbert to be next host of “The Late Show”…press release coming— CBS Tweet (@CBSTweet) April 10, 2014Colbert agreed to a five-year deal with the network, but the financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The announcement was made by Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS, and Nina Tassler, chairman of CBS Entertainment. “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career,” Colbert said. “I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead.”“I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me,” he added. “Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.” Moonves singled out the comedian for being “one of the most inventive and respected forces on television.” The Colbert Report, which launched in 2005, has won two Peabody Awards and an Emmy in 2013 for Outstanding Variety Series. The show has earned a total of 27 Emmy nominations. Prior to hosting The Colbert Report, Colbert spent nearly a decade as a correspondent on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show. CBS has yet to announce the date of Letterman’s final show. “David Letterman’s legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here,” said Moonves, “and today’s announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he established for CBS in late night.”
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CIDRAP overview of viral hemorrhagic fevers The Sudan subtype of Ebola virus was confirmed in tests by the Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the WHO said. The agency worked with local health authorities, UNICEF, Medicins Sans Frontieres–France, other nongovernmental organizations, and churches to control the outbreak. The agency said the outbreak proved “the value of rapid outbreak detection, local response capacities, active community involvement, and the coordination of specialized international assistance.” “Intensive social mobilization for Ebola was essential to the outbreak’s containment,” the WHO said. “Key messages about the disease and behaviour-specific advice were passed on to the people in and around Yambio by local community advocates.” Officials said these efforts succeeded in convincing people of the danger and the need for precautions. “In Yambio, WHO and our partners were able to apply lessons learned during responses to the five Ebola outbreaks that have occurred since 2000,” Dr. Pierre Formenty, a member of the WHO response team, said in the release. The control efforts included an isolation ward at Yambio Hospital with a low fence so that patients were effectively isolated but still could see and talk to family and friends at a safe distance, the WHO reported. Aug 7 WHO news releasehttp://www.who.int/mediacentre/releases/2004/pr54/en/ Aug 7 was the 42nd day since the last death in the outbreak occurred on Jun 26, the WHO said. Because 42 days is twice the maximum incubation period for Ebola and no further cases have been reported, the agency declared the outbreak ended. The outbreak began in May, and in June the WHO was reporting 30 cases with 12 deaths. But on Jun 22 the agency said 12 cases, including one death, had been reclassified as measles. The current count of 17 cases with 7 deaths signals a case-fatality rate of 41%, as compared with 50% to 90% in past Ebola outbreaks. Aug 9, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The recent Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Sudan has ended after 17 cases with seven deaths, signaling a remarkably successful containment effort, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. “The rapid containment of this outbreak was a tremendous success for the health authorities, WHO, and the international community involved in the control operations,” Dr. Abdullah Ahmed, director of the WHO in southern Sudan, said in an Aug 7 news release. See also: Ebola is believed to spread via blood and body fluids, but its natural reservoir between outbreaks is unknown. Ebola was first identified in 1976, when it broke out separately in southern Sudan and northwestern Congo (then called Zaire). It remains relatively rare, but outbreaks have become more common since the mid-1990s. The largest outbreak, involving 425 presumptive cases with 224 deaths, occurred in southern Sudan in 2000 and 2001.
Luka Doncic starred as the Dallas Mavericks beat the injury-hit Golden State Warriors 142-94 – their heaviest defeat since 1973.The 20-year-old Slovenian scored 35 points against a team missing its star players through injury.The Warriors, who named the minimum eight players for the game, have the worst record in the NBA this season.“Flush it down the toilet. Move on. You don’t take anything from a game like this,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.His side – NBA finalists in each of the past five seasons – sit bottom of the Western Conference with three wins and 13 losses.But their defeat in Dallas was their biggest since a playoff game loss by 56 points to the Lakers 46 years ago.Doncic even outscored the whole Warriors side in the first quarter, with 22 points to their 16.He went on to record a second straight triple-double with 10 rebounds and 11 assists.“He’s a very special player on a special run,” said Mavs coach Rick Carlisle. “This is not big news. It’s getting to be pretty normal.” Elsewhere, Kawhi Leonard returned from injury and paired up with fellow summer recruit Paul George for the first time as the Los Angeles Clippers recorded a 107-104 overtime victory over the Boston Celtics. The two combined for 42 points in their first game together.Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 33 points and 11 rebounds saw the Milwaukee Bucks to their fifth win in a row – and ninth from 10 – as they beat the Atlanta Hawks 135-127.And Houston Rockets’ eight-game winning streak was ended in a 105-95 defeat by the Denver Nuggets, for whom Nikola Jokic scored a season-high 27 points – despite James Harden also scoring 27 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and Russell Westbrook adding 25 points.Watch the full highlights below:
London, United Kingdom | AFP | Venus Williams vowed to make amends for her Wimbledon final heartache by ending a bittersweet year on a high at the US Open.Williams failed in her bid to become the oldest Grand Slam champion in the Open era as the American star was crushed 7-5, 6-0 by Garbine Muguruza in Saturday’s title match.Instead of celebrating her sixth Wimbledon title, and first major trophy since 2008, the 37-year-old trudged off Centre Court looking her age for virtually the first time in her unexpected 2017 renaissance.Venus, beaten by sister Serena in the Australian Open final in January, has reached the two Grand Slams finals in the same year for the first time since 2003.Given her battle with the autoimmune disease that leaves her fatigued and once threatened to end her career, Venus’s return to prominence is a tribute to her ferocious will to win.With Serena set to miss the rest of the year as she prepares to have her first child, Venus will still be among the favourites to win her eighth Grand Slam title when the US Open gets underway in late August.“I’m in good form. I’ve been in a position a lot of times this year to contend for big titles,” Venus said.“That’s the kind of position I want to keep putting myself in. It’s just about getting over the line. I believe I can do that.“This is where you want to be. I like to win. I don’t want to just get to a final. It’s just about playing a little better.“I’ve had a great two weeks. I’m looking forward to the rest of the summer.”– Low note –Batting away questions that invited her to blame the 24-minute second set meltdown on tiredness caused by her illness, Venus admitted she could have no complaints about the result. Her only regret was a failure to take the break points that came her way in a fiercely fought first set.“Definitely would have loved to have converted some of those points. But she competed really well. So credit to her. She played amazing,” Venus said.“There’s always something to learn from matches that you win and the ones that you don’t win. So there’s definitely something for me to learn from this.“I went for some big shots and they didn’t land. Probably have to make less errors.”Umpire Eva Asderaki-Moore had inspected the barren, grassless baseline at Venus’s request before play got underway on Centre Court, but the American wouldn’t criticise the state of a surface that has come under fire from stars including Novak Djokovic.“They said the court was ready to go, so we started play,” she said.Twenty years after making her Wimbledon debut, Venus isn’t keen to bow out on such a frustrating low note.Asked if she would return next year, she said: “Presumably, yes.“It took a lot of effort to get right here today. So this is where I want to be every single major.Share on: WhatsApp
2 Feb 2018 Petrozzi’s amazing 50-footer wins NSW title England international Gian-Marco Petrozzi holed a 50ft eagle putt to win the New South Wales Amateur in Australia on the 37th hole of the final.Petrozzi commented: “It feels absolutely great, especially the manner I did it in. To hole a putt like that and win was fabulous.”The 20-year-old from Trentham Golf Club in Staffordshire had been through highs and lows during the final against Australia’s Jed Morgan. He set off playing great golf, firing on all cylinders and was four up after the first 18 holes before extending his lead to six holes in the afternoon.Then, his putter went cold and his opponent found top form. “We ended up all square after 35 and on the last I managed to scrape a half,” said Petrozzi.“On the play-off hole I had 260 yards to the green and hit a three iron to about 50ft – and then managed to hole that 50-footer for an eagle to win.“I’d been down, it’s the end of a long trip and I was mentally tired and feeling almost beaten before I was beaten. But the golfing gods helped me out and I think I did deserve it in the end – and it was great to do it in that fashion.”Petrozzi continues a great English winning tradition in this event, following Scott Gregory in 2017 and Paul Howard in 2015. “The Australians can have the Ashes but not the NSW trophy!” he joked.Petrozzi has been part of a four-man England Golf squad on a month long tour of Australia, alongside Jake Burnage (Saunton, Devon), David Hague (Malton and Norton, Yorkshire) and Matthew Jordan (Royal Liverpool, Cheshire). Other highlights included Hague’s second place in the Avondale Amateur and his quarter final place in the Australian Amateur.“It’s been a fantastic trip,” said Petrozzi, who is also the Welsh open champion. “I will never forget this.Caption: Gian-Marco Petrozzi with the New South Wales Aamateur trophy, courtesy David Tease, Golf NSW Tags: Australia, Gian-Marco Petrozzi, New South Wales
LONG BRANCHThe city’s Columbus Day Parade is being held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.In addition, the Columbus Day Harvest Festival will be held from noon to 7 p.m. on Morris Avenue at Westwood Avenue. The festival will include an appearance by the band, The Nerds, and will also include rides, food vendors, a petting zoo, hayrides and many other activities for the entire family.The Columbus Day Parade has a long history in the City of Long Branch, dating back to 1946, and is the perfect setting for the parade because of the diverse nationalities that reside in this city.For the past eight years, Joseph Mercadante has been the parade’s chairman and for the last five years has sponsored the parade with the help of the City of Long Branch. This year the event will honor Monmouth University’s President, Paul G. Gaffney, who will serve as the grand marshal. Gaffney is a retired Navy vice admiral and was president of the National Defense University from 2000 to 2003.The parade will consist of Monmouth University’s Pep Band along with several local high school bands from Long Branch, Shore Regional, Monmouth Regional, as well as other bands. There will also be motorcycles, antique cars, floats from area businesses, Boy/Girl Scout Troops, and state and county officials. HOLMDELBayshore Community Hospital will bring back the tradition of its annual Community Day and 5K Run/Walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the hospital, 727 North Beers St.The day kicks off with a timed 5K Run/Walk starting at Bayshore. This is the third and final race in the Meridian Heart and Sole Cup with $3,000 in prize money awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers, as well as the top three male and female finishers by age group.Registration and check-in for the 5K Run/Walk begin at 8:30 a.m. at the hospital’s main entrance. Registration is $20 and can be accessed at www.BayshoreHospital.org/5krace.There will be free kids’ races for children between the ages of 3 and 12 starting at 11a.m. Registration can be obtained on the day of the event or online, and all participants will receive medals.Following the races, Bayshore for Community Day will feature festivities for families and community members of all ages. Enjoy an afternoon of autumnal activities including: pony rides, a petting zoo, jumpie castles, music, pumpkin painting, refreshments, and more. Health information and free screenings will be available including blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol, stroke, and bone density.For more information on the 5K race or community day visit www.BayshoreHospital.org/5krace. MONMOUTH BEACHThe Art Society of Monmouth County will feature a demonstration by sculptor David Colletti at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Monmouth Beach Cultural Center, 128 Ocean Ave.Colletti’s demonstration will show how he sculptures both in facial and body figures in wax..Colletti has worked in Hollywood and is known for his expertise in sculpting for Hollywood artisans and movie productions and reproducing figures used in the industry.The event is open to the public. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. * * * * *Read to a Dog is a great program to help improve the literacy skills of children. It encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener in our furry friends. Independent readers in K-5 grade will read to a certified therapy dog for 10 minutes.Read to a Dog will take place 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Middletown Township Public Library’s Children’s Quiet Reading Area. The library is located at 55 New Monmouth Road.Preregistration is required and may be made at www.mtpl.org.Funding for the library’s public programs comes from the support of the Middletown Township Public Library Foundation, Inc. FAIR HAVENMaria Grace, education and outreach manager for the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, will present at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, a talk, called the Peregrine Falcons in New Jersey, at the Monmouth County Audubon Society.The meeting will be held at the Church of the Nativity on Ridge Road. The public is welcome; admission is free.Peregrine falcons are doing remarkably well in New Jersey, with more than 20 pairs calling the Garden State home. But this was not always the case – at one time there were no falcons nesting east of the Mississippi. Attendees can learn about the return of the Peregrine falcon to the state and its many “firsts” that led to the successful reintroduction of this hunter of the sky.Grace is the education and outreach manager for the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. Since 2004, she has been teaching adults and children about New Jersey’s rare and endangered wildlife. Since 2000, she has been connecting people to the natural world through hands on field based programs, interactive classrooms programs, and informative professional development workshops in subjects ranging from water and stream ecology, volunteer monitoring, and New Jersey’s incredible biodiversity. MIDDLETOWNThe Middletown Township Police Department is holding a prescription drug collection day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at police headquarters, located at Town Hall, 1 Kings Highway.The collection is part of the National Take Back Initiative. Organizers will accept medication but no needles.Additional information about the township event is available by calling 732-615-2039. LINCROFTBrookdale Community College will host a veterans’ workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the Lincroft main campus, 765 Newman Springs Road.The event will be held in the ATEC building, rooms 223 and 224. Parking is closest in lots 4 and 6.Organizing the event is Jerry Russell, a Brookdale operations administer and a U.S. Army retiree. “A variety of services will be shared,” he said.The Monmouth County Veterans Service Team and Brookdale Community College Health Center are coordinating to offer information on New Jersey veterans benefits, Veterans Administration benefits eligibility, resume review, education benefits, VOW and VRAP programs.The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be on hand to perform blood pressure screenings, offer flu shots and light medical screenings and register veterans for VA medical benefits.For additional information, contact Jerry Russell at 732-224-2068 or email him at [email protected] is also available from the Brookdale Community College Student Health Center nurse, Gwendolyn Evens, at 732-224-2395 or email to [email protected] registration form is available from Victor Alvarado at732-775-1566 or, email to [email protected] * * * * *The Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought will sponsor its 13th annual Shanti (Peace) Lecture from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 1475 W. Front St.The Rev. Eric Cherry, director of the International Office of the Unitarian Universalist Association, will present “21st Century Inter-Religious Engagement: New Strategies.”“There are significant moments that serve as markers in our interfaith efforts. The 1893 Parliament of World Religions in Chicago set the stage for a variety of interfaith initiatives during the 20th century, many of which were profoundly important and successful,” Cherry said. “But, in the 21st century, there are new challenges and opportunities which require different strategies and initiatives. This talk will explore 21st century paradigms and examples of interfaith engagement that build peace, understanding, and hope for our world in its current context.”Cherry manages the UUA’s relationships with interfaith partners around the world, supervises the staff of the UU Holdeen India Program and the UU United Nations Office.This event is free and is open to all. A light meal will be served after the formal program at which time you will have the opportunity to continue the dialogue.For more information contact MCWRET Board Member Stevi Lischin at [email protected] or 732 241-7392. MONMOUTH COUNTYThose wanting to learn about Boy Scouting programs in that area may do so Saturday, Sept. 29, during the first countywide Join Scouting Information Day at the Library, sponsored by Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America.Representatives from local Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troops will have information tables at libraries including Atlantic Highlands, Colts Neck, Monmouth County Library Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury, Red Bank, Tinton Falls and West Long Branch.Cub Scouts is open to boys in grades 1-5, Boy Scouts is for Boys ages 11 to 18 while Venturing is for co-ed youth ages 14-21.Additional information about joining the Boy Scouts is available at www.BeAScout.org. By entering a zip code on the site, visitors will find a Scouting unit near them.
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12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts Sparrow supports many features from Gmail, including labels and, should you choose, Gmail shortcut keys. This makes the transition to Sparrow easy, whether you’re a “hardcore” Gmail user or not. The interface is very intuitive. Arrow down, for example, to get to the next message. Arrow right to open the far right pane, and arrow left to close it again.Sparrow’s “quick reply” feature is great, and keeps with the app’s minimalist interface. When you hit the reply button in message views, you’ll get a small text box, ideal for typing quick replies to simple questions. But you can also pull up more options with the reply button’s dropdown menu, including the standard reply, repl all, forward and delete options. The app also supports Growl notifications, allows you to drag-and-drop images directly into messages, and displays your messages in threads. The one feature that I noticed that’s missing is “mark all items as read,” but I’m not sure you’re supposed to publicly disclose that you do such things to email.And while we’re on the subject of disclosure, I’ll admit that I was pretty skeptical initially that a desktop client could woo me away from the web. But having taken Sparrow for a spin, I’m impressed. And now, I’m a user.Currently, Sparrow only works with Gmail. You can add multiple accounts – great for those who have personal Gmail accounts but also use Google Apps. As Sparrow uses IMAP, support for other email services will is in the works, with Version 1.1 out soon. Tags:#biz#Reviews 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout audrey watters We’ve been hearing good things about Sparrow, an OS X IMAP e-mail client, since its beta release last fall. The app hit the new Mac App Store earlier this week, quickly shooting up to the top paid app spot. That speaks volumes about Sparrow as the app costs $9.99 while the web-based access to Gmail, the only email currently supported by the app, is of course free.For those using Gmail who’ve been looking for a clean and simple native Mac client, then Sparrow might be just the thing for you. Honestly, I’d say that even for those who haven’t been looking for a desktop client.The common refrain you’ll hear about Sparrow is that it’s like Twitter for email. Indeed, the interface is very reminiscent of Tweetie for Mac. There are three columns: the left column contains your inbox, starred, sent, drafts and trash. The center column contains a short preview of messages. And the right column, which is collapsible, contains the full email message.
LinkedIn Endorsements may be the fastest-growing new product launch in the history of LinkedIn, but it is also arguably the most pointless. Launched as a lightweight way to recommend colleagues so as to boost their resumes, LinkedIn Endorsements have become useless noise on an otherwise useful service.Yet LinkedIn shows no signs of abandoning Endorsements.In fact, on a recent earnings call, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner trumpeted the new product hitting 1 billion Endorsements in just under five months. He called out how the service has done a “nice job … of creating the right kind of viral loops,” bringing people back to the site that otherwise might use LinkedIn as a site to use when actively looking for a job every few years. With this and LinkedIn’s Influencers product, which is turning LinkedIn into a destination site for constantly updated content, the company appears to be succeeding in generating ongoing interest in using the site, and not merely when people need to polish their resumes for a job search.LinkedIn Signal, Meet Endorsements NoiseThe problem with Endorsements, however, is that they generate mindless clicks with no real value to the person endorsing someone else, or the person receiving the endorsement. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… LinkedIn uses sophisticated data analysis to comb through one’s profile and tease out skills that can be endorsed by others, with a team of data scientists constantly improving its algorithms. However, as can be seen in my example above, the skills LinkedIn highlights are often not very relevant to the person being recommended. Worse, it’s so easy to endorse someone that it’s very easy to end up with a pile of Endorsements that in isolation and in aggregate mean absolutely nothing.As a hiring manager, I’m going to give exactly ZERO weight to this stockpile of “endorsements,” because they effectively amount to a Facebook “Like.” They’re far too easily given, and don’t really tell me what the person being endorsed has done to merit the Endorsement.Endorsements Seen As ShallowSo while LinkedIn Endorsements product manager Peter Rusev happily declares Endorsements the greatest thing since sliced bread, more often I’m hearing comments like these:andIt’s understandable that LinkedIn would seek ways to boost return visits to its website. But as these and many other comments suggest, Endorsements may well be akin to Macbeth’s “life … told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” Endorsements create a heck of a lot of noise, and precious little signal. Perhaps that’s one reason that the company didn’t mention Endorsements at all on its most recent earnings call in May 2013.A More Positive Viral Loop For LinkedInIf LinkedIn wants to find more ways to bring people back to the site, I suggest it send out more “You have 20 voyeurs this week” emails. Given how vain we are, this strikes me as a great way to get people visiting the site to see who is checking them out. And beyond mere vanity, it’s also a great way to determine what competitors and prospective customers are thinking about.Given that LinkedIn is already willing to tell me who has been looking at my profile, why not tighten the service to highlight when competitors view my profile? Or for a sales rep, let them list out a group of companies in which they’re interested and generate reports on the companies (or skills/technologies) they’re actively viewing?These may be a bit more invasive, but they also offer real value. Unlike Endorsements, which are so shallow that they’ve become résumé spam. Matt Asay 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market I find myself on the LinkedIn site at least once each week, as I’m regularly recruiting for my employer and LinkedIn is the tech industry’s premier resume repository. I also use it to do quick background checks on people with whom I may have an upcoming meeting, so that I can get a sense for where they’ve worked and what their interests might be. Whatever the reason for visiting the site, most every time I’m greeted with the chance to endorse the person. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Endorsements#job search#LinkedIn#resume A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts