Russia is the biggest threat to international freedom order, assesses Us vice president Joe Biden in the last large-scale speech on Wednesday.He urged the united states to cooperate with Europe to oppose Vladimir Putin.Västyvä the vice president warned that Putin is trying to is likely to affect several European corridors elections in Europe this year.the Russian has been accused of meddling in the Us presidential election in which Trump was elected as the new president."president Putin under the power of Russia to use all means nakertaakin of the European integration project, to test the western division lines and to return to the sphere of influence of determine the policy," Biden said."Because in many countries in Europe, elections must take place this year, we should expect that Russia will continue to seek to get involved in the democratic process.
MoreIn this photo taken May 9, 2016, Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Washington.Biden is unveiling a public database for clinical data on cancer that aims to help researchers and doctors better tailor new treatments to individuals.The system is designed to increase sharing of information about the gene sequences of tumors and how patients with those tumors responded to specific treatmentsBiden, speaking at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting in Chicago, said recent advances in DNA sequencing technology had allowed researchers to generate vast amounts of new data in a short period of time.The database has emerged as the most tangible component of Biden's cancer "moonshot," a push in his final year in office to double the pace of cancer research toward a cure.In fact, cancer research institutions have significant data-sharing arrangements in place, although Biden and other critics say it's too limited and not happening early enough in the process."It's the quickest way for us to move forward.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago.U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Monday the moonshot initiative he leads aimed at finding cures for cancer was the only bipartisan thing left in America and called for more collaboration among researchers, doctors and government agencies to advance the cause.Biden was speaking at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago in conjunction with the launch of a new system to facilitate sharing of genomic and clinical data among cancer researchers to help promote advances in personalized treatment for the many forms of the disease.Funding for GDC will come from $70 million allocated to NCI for cancer genomics projects under the precision medicine initiative, which involves using advanced genetic information to match individual patients with treatments most likely to help their particular type of cancer.More and more medicines are being developed that address specific genetic mutations associated with a variety of cancers and tumor types.Biden said he hoped efforts like the moonshot and GDC will help researchers spend more productive time in the lab and less writing grant proposals.
Last week, nearly a century after women got the right to vote, Hillary Clinton clinched a major party s presumptive presidential nomination—a major milestone in United States history.The goal of the summit, however, is not to just talk about how far the country—and the world—has come, but how far we still need to go.The day s high-profile list of speakers, including President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, and the one and only Oprah Winfrey, plan to discuss a wide-ranging list of issues that still impact women today, from violence and rape culture, to the wage gap and the absence of educational opportunities for women around the world.One of the major initiatives is the new White House Equal Pay Pledge, through which companies promise to conduct an annual gender pay analysis and reassess their hiring and promoting processes to ensure equity.The Department of Labor, meanwhile, is updating its sex discrimination guidelines for the first time since the 1970s.Follow along here.
That much is obvious to anyone online this month as a powerful letter written by a rape survivor went viral.Those of us who find this action reprehensible, the talk reprehensible, you have to be heard, he said.And, for better or worse, it s men who ve held power throughout this country s history.In 1990, when Biden was a senator from Delaware, his office introduced and eventually passed the Violence Against Women Act, which was aimed at curbing and addressing domestic violence and sexual assault.Biden is widely criticized for his treatment of Anita Hill as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which subpoenaed Hill to testify about allegations that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her.He acknowledged that in a legal sense, at least, the country s outlook on this issue improving.
WASHINGTON AP -- Vice President Joe Biden threatened Wednesday to pull federal funding for cancer studies that fail to publicly disclose their results, putting pressure on researchers, clinicians and drug companies to speed up progress toward cancer cures.Hosting a cancer summit in Washington, Biden said the culture in the cancer research world is stifling progress, and he said was "committed to doing everything in my power" to change that culture.He cited concerns that prominent medical institutions that receive millions in taxpayer dollars are flouting a federal rule that says they must submit their results to a publicly accessible database within a year.For months, Biden has been imploring cancer researchers to share their data and trial results more freely, so that scientists can build on each other's progress and more readily identify treatments that might work for individual patients.Cancer researchers and their institutions have pushed back on those critiques, arguing they already share reams of data and partner frequently with each other and the government.For Biden, the conference comes as time is running out to make good on his pledge to double the rate of progress toward a cure before leaving office.
The site Exposed.su published the birthday, address, phone number and Social Security number of dozens of celebrities and public officials, including the heads of the FBI and CIA.A 22-year-old hacker has been handed a two-year prison sentence for his role in doxing and swatting politicians, celebrities, prosecutors, the first lady, and security journalist Brian Krebs.While cooperating with the FBI after his 2012 arrest on unrelated charges, Mir Islam doxed and swatted as many as 50 people, authorities said.Victims included First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.Those who were swatted include Stephen P. Heymann, the Massachusetts federal prosecutor who handled the Aaron Swartz prosecution; security journalist Brian Krebs; Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the National Rifle Association; and Mike Rogers, a former GOP representative from Michigan and a key supporter of the Stop Online Piracy Act.On March 14, 2014, Islam and a group of as-yet-unnamed co-conspirators used a text-to-speech TTY service for the deaf to relay a message to our local police department stating that there was an active hostage situation going on at our modest town home in Annandale, Va. Nearly a dozen heavily-armed officers responded to the call, forcing me out of my home at gunpoint and putting me in handcuffs before the officer in charge realized it was all a hoax.
Back when Jon Stewart announced he was leaving The Daily Show, everyone had opinions about who would best fill his chair.And it s a good thing he found his way into that world: he s the best political standup comedian working today, with pop culture tastes that see him blend bits about Weezer and Back to the Future with discussions of healthcare, police violence, and the changing racial makeup of the United States.Over the past four years, Kondabolu s career has seen a sharp uptick.The record is a mix of social topics that make him particularly angry eroding access to healthcare for women , turns of phrase that don t make sense Boys will be boys , and for the first time, topical political humor—including bits about Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and even Bobby Jindal.9.I Love The Surgeon General01:4511.The Department of "You People"02:45
US President Barack Obama is right, Vice President Joe Biden and Michelle Obama Michelle Obama expressed his support for the first time publicly Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Philadelphia's party congress. Obama gave full support to Barack Obama's former foreign minister and informed the troops to stand for this, says the Washington Post. Obama praised Clinton's tenacity of this political career. When he did not win the election eight years ago, he was not angry or missed illusions, Obama said. Hillary is not packed and gone home, because the real public työntekijävä Hillary knows that this is about much bigger things than his own desires and disappointments.
In the beginning, there was just Uncle Joe Biden.But tonight, as Virginia Senator Tim Kaine accepted the Democratic party s vice presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention, the Internet welcomed a new member into the family—and showered him with their finest dad jokes.What else would you expect from Twitter?Yes, what might have otherwise been a sweet but sleepy speech from Kaine—especially compared to Vice President Biden s fiery, folksy patriotism earlier in the night—was actually pretty fun to watch thanks to the running 140-character commentary on Kaine s blandly paternal demeanor.I knew I recognized him… pic.twitter.com/J5mq0Jqm4F— Harry Enten @ForecasterEnten July 28, 2016
Jeremy Peter Green wants $900,000 to surrender the domain name ClintonKaine.com.In the meantime, you can look at Harry Potter-themed fan fiction about Hillary Clinto and Donald TrumpA lawyer in Washington DC that pre-emptively registered the domain "ClintonKaine.com" five years ago now hoping for a huge payout following Hillary Clinton announcing her official vice president running mate at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.In 2011, Jeremy Peter Green, now 28, had the feeling that in the lead up to the next US elections, Hillary Clinton would be in favour with the Democratic Party, and that she would choose as her VP running mate one of several senators that Obama had been considering when he made his bid for presidency.To prepare for this eventually, he decided to buy several domain names – ClintonBiden.com, ClintonBooker.com and ClintonKaine.com, paying $8 £6 each.It has taken almost five years, but now Green's patience has been rewarded.
As of 3pm ET, his birthday greeting was already Biden s most retweeted tweet ever.You ve got a whole 95 days until November 8, and if you win, at least four years of staring into each other s eyes in the White House situation room to let your friendship blossom.Since Obama s 2008 campaign used targeted digital messaging to help put him over the top, the Democratic party has worked aggressively to build a tech infrastructure that relies on focused outreach to solidify support and get voters to the polls.Clinton will likely rely on an even more focused version of this approach to chase votes in 2016.Ultimate Tech Bro Peter Thiel Will Be a Delegate for TrumpThe Libertarian Futurism of Silicon Valley Billionaire Peter Thiel
Three days after the PlayStation 4 launch, space-exploration game No Man s Sky NMS has made its way to PC.After more than 8,500 mostly negative just changed to mixed reviews on Steam, Hello Games is probably wishing it would have waited just a touch longer to iron out the kinks.Available on Steam and GoG, the game has been overrun with bad reviews detailing everything from frame rate issues to difficulty re-mapping buttons on the mouse and keyboard.While supposedly capable of running on older cards like the gTX 480 and Radeon 7870, that doesn t seem to be the case.Even the higher end cards like GTX s 1080 or 980Ti are running into major issues with the frame rate — a problem that doesn t exist on the console version.This has led many PC gamers to feel like second class citizens after seeing the launch of NMS go off without much of a hitch — save a few server issues — on the console version.
Last week, President Obama released two playlists of music he'll be rocking out to in his last summer in office.The lists encompassed a wide variety of music, from rap to jazz to Manu Chao, though one track conspicuously absent was Eminem's "Lose Yourself," which Obama used to hype himself upbefore his DNC speech this year.Not to be outdone, Vice President Biden has released his judge:  The Bidens Summer PlaylistStay With Me — Sam Smith We Take Care of Our Own — Bruce Springsteen
Benjamin Bergen: Most of my work focuses on how people understand words, and how they manage to communicate ideas through time and space using this limited bandwidth.You ve boiled it all down to four basic categories, best summed up as Holy Fucking Shit Nigger.Bergen: Across the board, those are the primary four categories for swear words: religious concept, sexual activities, bodily functions and organs, and derogatory language for other social groups.What we know most about profanity throughout history is that it has been predominantly worlds relating to religious concepts, copulation, or bodily functions that were considered the strongest words.Frak in Battlestar Galactica, or frell in Farscape—they have so many consonants.Bergen: There is this pervasive belief that profanity is going to cause harm to children.
Benjamin Bergen: Most of my work focuses on how people understand words, and how they manage to communicate ideas through time and space using this limited bandwidth.You ve boiled it all down to four basic categories, best summed up as Holy Fucking Shit Nigger.Bergen: Across the board, those are the primary four categories for swear words: religious concept, sexual activities, bodily functions and organs, and derogatory language for other social groups.What we know most about profanity throughout history is that it has been predominantly worlds relating to religious concepts, copulation, or bodily functions that were considered the strongest words.Frak in Battlestar Galactica, or frell in Farscape—they have so many consonants.Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!
Joe is so hyped about the future of American rail, he broke out his hanky and wept.The struggling passenger rail system will spend that money upgrading railroad tracks and rehabbing four stations, including Union Station in Washington, DC and New York s Penn Station.Amtrak will also seriously update its high-speed Acela service.They ll be able to travel at 186 mph today s Acela hits 150 mph, while Japan s standard bullet trains go 200 mph , even though current regulations prevent trains on this stretch of track from going above 160 mph.But truth is, Amtrak needs the help—especially its overburdened Northeast Corridor, which extends from Boston to DC.Low gas prices contributed to a drop-off in ridership last year, but in the mid-Atlantic, passenger numbers are still up by nearly 50 percent since 2000.
A photo of First Lady Michelle Obama's passport from a dump of the e-mail of White House contractor Ian Mellul.Mellul's password may have been in a 2013 Adobe user data breach.On September 21, a dump of an e-mail account belonging to a White House contractor was posted to the "hacktivist" website DCleaks.com.This is the same site that already revealed e-mails from former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a Navy captain leading a weapons procurement program, and a public relations person who has done advance work for Hillary Clinton.The latest victim did advance work for travel by First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.Attributing the leak will be difficult because, as with previous "dumps" published on DCleaks, the compromised account's password information was widely available on the Internet from a previous data breach.
According to Donald Trump, landing at New York City's LaGuardia Airport is like landing in "a third world country.""It's one thing to have $20 trillion in debt and our airports and roads are good — our airports are like from a third world country," he said during Monday's presidential debate."You land at LaGuardia, Newark, LAX, and you come in from Dubai and Qatar, you come in from China, you see these incredible airports — We've become a third-world country."Trump isn't the first to criticize LaGuardia's design.Joe Biden made the same "third world" comparison in 2014, and the airport has been ranked in many surveys as the worst in America.New York City may agree too, considering the city approved a $4 billion redesign of LaGuardia in March.
XPRIZE, the incentivized prize competition for breakthrough science and technology, has announced three new prizes.Among them — ALS, avatars and Deloitte s Cancer XPRIZE.Deloitte is working in conjunction with the National Cancer Institute and Vice President Joe Biden s Cancer Moonshot initiative to bring some of the best and brightest minds together to rid the world of what is the number one leading cause of death globally.XPRIZE declared Deloitte s XPRIZE competition ready to launch last week, but Deloitte s Beth Meagher, who s heading the the Cancer XPRIZE challenge, tells TechCrunch it will be a couple of months before that happens.In the meantime, Meagher s team hopes to bring in hundreds of folks eager to tackle the disease using cutting-edge techniques.Our whole goal is to rapidly, accurately and affordably screen for early cancers where it will reduce human suffering, Meagher told TechCrunch over the phone from her Washington, D.C. office.
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