Tadpole-like endoscope swims through gastrointestinal tract in search of cancer

The Tadpole Endoscope can be swallowed like a large pill and then remotely guided around inside the patient's stomach by a doctor

Endoscopes are essential tools for the medical examination of many organs of the human body, and are best known for their use in examining the gastrointestinal tract. Generally consisting of a flexible tube with a light source and an arrangement of lenses – or small cameras in more modern devices – the endoscope is a vital, but unwieldy tool that takes a great deal of skill to operate and maneuver around in tight areas. Now engineers have created a new device dubbed the Tadpole Endoscope, that literally swims around inside the organ of a patient and wirelessly transmits video of what it sees… Continue Reading Tadpole-like endoscope swims through gastrointestinal tract in search of cancer

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Young Soccer Players In Disbelief After Vandals Destroy Northport Fields

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — There were hundreds of young disappointed soccer players in Suffolk County, on Monday.

As CBS2’s Mark Morgan explained, they had hoped to open their new season over the weekend, but instead arrived to find the fields vandalized.

Young soccer fans stared in disbelief at the damage to the Cow Harbor Soccer Fields in Northport. The complex was left covered in tire tracks and ground up turf.

“It was terrible what happened here, nothing like this should ever happen,” Liam Darrigo said.

Workers have been trying to smooth out the huge divots, damaged that was worsened by the weather.

“Due to the rain that we had Thursday, the fields were soft, so when they came in with the cars they were revving the engines, they were doing figure eights, and sliding and breaking the sod free from the dirt and moving it around,” Bill Koran, Koran Landscape Services said.

Town public safety officers have been patrolling the grounds searching for clues to who would do this. The president of the Northport Cow Harbor Soccer Club told CBS2 that two of the fields are not usable.

“We think there were two vehicles involved. The gate was either left unlocked or they somehow had the combination to open it. Two of the fields cannot be used,” he said.

Practices will continue on the least damaged fields as repairs go on.

“They’re going to need to go ahead and re-topdress, re-aerate, and re-seed, and shut the fields down so this way you can let new seed regerminate,” Koran said.

League officials said many games will have to be rescheduled for different locations.

With $10,000 in damage parents are outraged.

“It’s disgusting, obviously, probably teenagers did it. Kids who weren’t raised right and I think there should be severe punishment,” Jill Vitale said.

Police said the teens routinely use nearby parking lots so show off muscle cars, but right now there are not suspects.

There is no surveillance footage, the only nearby camera was not operating at the time.

 

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Your Neighbor Knows About the Wrath of God

Your Neighbor Knows About the Wrath of God

Winning people to Christ involves the recognition of a need that only Christ can meet. There is one need, among many, which, if not met, will nullify the good of any other needs being met. We all need to escape the wrath of God, a wrath which is coming on the world. If we don’t, all other blessings come to nothing. Therefore, one indispensable truth of the good news of Jesus Christ is that he — and he alone — delivers believers from the wrath to come.

This truth is clear from 1 Thessalonians. Paul preached the gospel to this city and, amazingly, many “received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 1:6). Something Paul preached was so thrilling and so compelling that these people joyfully accepted affliction as the price of believing it. What was it?

It was that, because of Jesus Christ, they could be delivered from the coming wrath of God. “You turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come” (1 Thessalonians 1:9–10).

Paul had warned them that “while people are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come . . . and they will not escape” (1 Thessalonians 5:3). And he had encouraged the believers, “God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

Paul knew that Jesus himself had said, “Whoever does not obey the Son, the wrath of God remains on him” (John 3:36). And so he warned the hypocrites of Romans 2, “Because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed” (Romans 2:5). And he promised believers, “Since we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God” (Romans 5:9).

It seems to me that many gospel preachers today have little confidence that this message (“Jesus delivers from the wrath to come”) can be heard by contemporary people as good news. It seems that modern people lose little sleep over the impending wrath of God. It’s not a matter of discussion at work. It is not prominent in the news. To bring it up in a conversation seems so strange that people might think you are cultic or unstable.

The World Knows This Already

I think our silence is a big mistake. There are many reasons, but the one I want to emphasize is this: All unbelievers that you know, or ever will meet, know already about the coming wrath of God and that they deserve it. When you talk to them about it, you will be touching on something deep in their souls. They may have suppressed this knowledge, but it is there.

I see this truth in Romans 1. First, Paul says that all people know God and know a good deal about God, but have suppressed what they know. He is speaking of mankind in general when he says, “Although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him” (Romans 1:21). Nevertheless, “by their unrighteousness they suppress the truth” (Romans 1:18). So “claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images” (Romans 1:22–23). So they know God — all people know God! — but, at the level of consciousness, they have kept him out.

The same is true of God’s judgment — the coming wrath of God. In Romans 1:29–31, Paul lists over twenty typical sins of those who suppress the knowledge of God. Then he says in verse 32, “Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.”

What They Already Know

Notice carefully what they know. First, they know “God’s righteous decree.” Not just a general sense of right and wrong, but also that God himself is the one who determines what is right and wrong. It is “God’s righteous decree” that everyone knows.

Second, they know the content of God’s decree. There are kinds of behaviors that are wrong: “those who practice such things deserve to die.” Such things. They know these things are wrong.

Third, they know the content of God’s decree that they “deserve to die.” They know that the breaking of God’s standards leads to the experience of God’s wrath. Paul’s wording is not that death follows sin in the same way that a disease follows infection. The wording is that they “are worthy of death.” That is, they have incurred real guilt before a real judge, and there is a moral fitness about the punishment to follow. And it is real punishment from a personal, righteous, wise God, not a mere sequence of natural outcomes.

That is what all people know. They know they do wrong. They know the wrong is the breaking of a divine standard. They know that they have real guilt before a personal Judge. They know they deserve the penalty God has assigned: death. And so they know God’s anger awaits them. And they know that the vast distance between their own unworthiness and the greatness of their Creator means that probably the penalty of death means more than losing consciousness at the end of physical life.

We often speak of common ground between us and unbelievers — common ground that will give us a way into their souls to help them see the worth of the gospel. Well, there is a universal common ground. They all know that wrath is coming. They all know that they are guilty and will be swept away.

They may have suppressed this knowledge, as they have the knowledge of God, but it is there. And you, filled with the Holy Spirit and with the good news that there is a way of escape, you may be the one appointed by God to awaken this dormant truth and give them hope.

My Plea

My plea is that all of us who love the gospel of Jesus and who love people will not shrink back from speaking boldly and clearly and wisely about the whole counsel of God, including the wonderful truth that Jesus delivers from the wrath of God. Nothing is more terrible than to be the deserving object of the just and omnipotent wrath of God. The world, and everyone in it, needs to know that God has made a way of escape through Jesus Christ. This knowledge is essential to the gospel we preach.

Why did Paul say to the Ephesian elders that he was “innocent of the blood of all”? He gave the reason in the next verse: “For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:26–27). In other words, a judgment is coming. Either the blood of Christ will cover you from the wrath of God, because you taken refuge in him, or you will pay your own blood.

But that will not be on my hands, Paul says. For I warned you that wrath is coming. And I showed you the way of escape. It has cost me dearly. But I live in order to “finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24).


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Mission Motorcycles powers down, files for bankruptcy

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The long, rambling journey of Mission Electric – formerly Mission Motorcycles, formerly Mission Motors, originally Hum Cycles – has come to a quiet end with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing.

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Burberry Becomes First Major Fashion Brand With an Apple Music Channel

Burberry is launching a curated channel on Apple Music, making it the first luxury fashion house to do so. The Burberry Apple Music channel is listed under “Curator Playlists,” which also includes content from brands and media sites like GQ, Wired, Pitchfork, and Rolling Stone.

Content provided by Burberry includes selections from company’s current CEO, Christopher Bailey, along with music played on the Burberry runway and a selection of emerging British talent.

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Burberry is the first clothing company to debut an Apple Music channel, but it’s not an unusual choice due to its Burberry Acoustic campaign, which supports new British music talent and features acoustic tracks recorded exclusively for Burberry. Burberry employs a full-time music team that works on Burberry Acoustic and matches up artists with record labels.

According to the The New York Times, going forward, the Burberry channel will feature performances, songs, and films that have come out of Burberry’s work with artists on Burberry Acoustic. The channel’s first exclusive will come from emerging British artists set to perform at the Burberry Womenswear show on September 21.

“I am excited about our partnership with Apple on this amazing platform which will enable us to take what we do now with Burberry Acoustic and share it with an even bigger audience,” Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s chief executive, said in a statement.

Burberry and Apple have had a long partnership, first teaming up in 2013 to show off the photographic capabilities of the iPhone 5s. Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s current head of retail, was also the CEO of Burberry until the Spring of 2014 when she joined Apple. Burberry’s new Apple Music channel marks the first collaboration between Apple and Burberry since her departure.


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Joe Panik Injury: Updates on Giants 2B’s Back and Return

The San Francisco Giants‘ chances of making the postseason are slim enough as is, and they won’t improve with news of an injury to Joe Panik.

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Bruce Bochy Will ‘Be Surprised’ if Panik Plays Again in 2015

Monday, Sept. 14

Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reported manager Bruce Bochy’s comments on how the Giants may be without their All-Star second baseman for the remainder of the season as he deals with an injured back. Last week, CSN Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic shed some light on the severity of the issue:        

There’s no question San Francisco will miss Panik in the lineup. His .312 batting average and .378 on-base percentage are both second on the team, while his 4.1 WAR would be third among MLB second basemen if he had the at-bats to qualify, per FanGraphs.   

With that said, the Giants only have a 1.5 percent chance of making the playoffs on Baseball Prospectus, and they’re only a 0.9 percent favorite on FanGraphs.

Whether or not Panik plays, San Francisco will in all likelihood miss the postseason. Since that’s the case, the team might as well let Panik rest now and allow his back to fully heal.

Crisis-hit Brazil unveils $17 bn austerity package

Brazilian Ministers of Finance Joaquim Levy (L) and of Planning Nelson Barbosa hold a press conference at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on September 14, 2015Brasília (AFP) – Brazil announced a massive $17 billion austerity package Monday in a bid to boost its ailing economy amid a deepening crisis that already caused a downgrade of the country's credit rating. The package — announced at a news conference by Planning Minister Nelson Barbosa — includes freezing public sector salary raises and hiring, entirely eliminating 10 of 39 ministries, cutting 1,000 jobs and slashing housing and health-related social spending. Just a few years ago, Brazil was in carnival mode as one of the BRICS group of emerging giants, winner of hosting rights to both the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.


Crisis-hit Brazil unveils $17 bn austerity package

Brazilian Ministers of Finance Joaquim Levy (L) and of Planning Nelson Barbosa hold a press conference at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on September 14, 2015Brasília (AFP) – Brazil announced a massive $17 billion austerity package Monday in a bid to boost its ailing economy amid a deepening crisis that already caused a downgrade of the country's credit rating. The package — announced at a news conference by Planning Minister Nelson Barbosa — includes freezing public sector salary raises and hiring, entirely eliminating 10 of 39 ministries, cutting 1,000 jobs and slashing housing and health-related social spending. Just a few years ago, Brazil was in carnival mode as one of the BRICS group of emerging giants, winner of hosting rights to both the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.


Oil Patch Braces for Financial Reckoning

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