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The NIH Director On Why Americans Aren't Getting Healthier, Despite Medical Advances

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: It's Dr. Francis Collins' last few weeks as director of the National Institutes of Health after 12 years, serving under three presidents. Collins made his name doing the kind of biomedical research NIH is famous for, especially running The Human Genome Project, which fully sequenced the human genetic code. The focus on biomedicine and cures has helped him grow the agency's budget to over $40 billion a year and win allies in both political parties. ...
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Judith Collins axed from frontbench after losing National party leadership

Successor Christopher Luxon said Collins had a ‘real passion’ for new portfolio of science and innovationNew Zealand’s former opposition leader Judith Collins has been demoted from the National party’s frontbench and tumbled 18 places in its ranks, nearly two weeks after being ousted following her attempt to crush a rival.New leader Christopher Luxon announced the party’s caucus reshuffle on Monday. Collins, who copped the biggest demotion in the party, will take on a single portfolio – research...
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NIH director says to wear masks amid Omicron fears: 'I know we're all tired of this, but the virus is not tired of us'

NIH Director Fr. Francis Collins testify before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee looking into the budget estimates for National Institute of Health (NIH) and the state of medical research on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 26, 2021.Sarah Silbiger/Pool via Reuters The head of the NIH has recommended that people wear face masks amid Omicron fears. "I know we're all tired of this, but the virus is not tired of us," the NIH director said on "GMA." The Omicron variant of COVID-19 was...
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NIH director Francis Collins says there's 'reason to be pretty optimistic' vaccines will be effective against the Omicron variant

National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins.MSNBC NIH head says there's reason to be "optimistic" that COVID-19 vaccines would work against Omicron. Collins urged people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and to get their boosters. The Omicron variant first emerged in South Africa where it has rapidly spread.  There is "reason to be pretty optimistic" that the available COVID-19 vaccines will be effective against the new Omicron variant of the virus, National Institutes of ...
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Fauci says it looks like the Omicron variant could evade some antibodies from COVID-19 vaccines, but they still offer the best chance of protection

Dr. Anthony Fauci.Pool / Pool/ Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci has warned of the dangers posed by the new Omicron coronavirus variant. He said the "profile of the mutation" shows it might evade antibodies from vaccines or natural immunity. The WHO has labeled Omicron as a variant concern and said it appeared to be more transmissible.  Dr. Anthony Fauci has warned that the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus might be able to evade antibodies from COVID-19 vaccinations or natural immunity. ...
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The Omicron variant has a 'record' number of mutations that may hinder vaccine effectiveness, NIH director says

NIH Director Francis Collins during a November 28, 2021, appearance on "Fox News Sunday."Fox News/Fox News Sunday NIH Director Francis Collins said Sunday that the Omicron variant could present challenges to existing vaccines. The new variant has a "record" number of mutations to the spike protein, the part of the virus that attaches to human cells, he said. He added that people should still get the current vaccines and boosters. The newly discovered Omicron variant of the coronavirus has a "...
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Fauci: US could face ‘fifth wave’ of Covid as Omicron variant nears

Collins and Fauci emphasise need for vaccines and boostersIsrael bans foreign visitors as Omicron fears riseCoronavirus: live coverageJoe Biden’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, has said the US has “the potential to go into a fifth wave” of coronavirus infections amid rising cases, stagnating vaccination rates, and underwhelming administration of boosters.Fauci’s comments to CBS’s Face the Nation in an interview to be broadcast in full on Sunday, come as countries scramble to guard against...
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The era of Judith ‘Crusher’ Collins ends in a blaze of fury

Known for her political ruthlessness and a fondness for going on the offensive, Collins was unable to unite the caucus behind herIn the end, Judith Collins’s tenure at the top of the National Party ended on the same notes that have sounded throughout her political career: fighting words, a refusal to back down, and one last attempt at crushing a foe.The MP, nicknamed “Crusher” for a policy that physically crushed the cars of traffic-code-violating ‘boy racers’, was never one to walk away from a ...
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New Zealand Opposition Leader Collins Ousted by Caucus

A year after suffering a huge election loss, New Zealand’s conservative opposition leader Judith Collins has been ousted by her caucus.
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New Zealand opposition leader Judith Collins ousted after move to demote rival backfires

New National party leader will be chosen next week, with former Air New Zealand boss Chris Luxon a favourite for the jobJudith Collins, leader of New Zealand’s opposition National party, has been toppled after months of poor polling and a shock move to strip a political rival of his portfolios.MPs voted to end Collins’ leadership at a crisis caucus meeting on Thursday. The meeting was prompted after Collins demoted Simon Bridges, a former party leader and one of her rivals. Late on Wednesday nig...
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NFT wins Collins Dictionary Word of the Year Award for 2021

Getty Images "NFT" was recognized as the Word of the Year by Collins Dictionary for 2021. The abbreviation for non-fungible tokens shot to fame as the market grew at a dizzying pace.  Other words that made the shortlist include "crypto" and "metaverse." Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. "NFT" was named Word of the Year by Collins Dictionary for 2021, a nod to the surging popularity of digital collectibles. The abbreviation for non-fungible tokens sho...
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‘NFT’ becomes Collins Dictionary’s Word of the Year for 2021, beating out ‘crypto’ and ‘cheugy’

“NFT,” the abbreviation of “non-fungible token,” has been named Word of the Year by dictionary publisher Collins, beating “crypto” and “cheugy” to the top spot. An NFT is “a unique digital certificate, registered in a blockchain, that is used to record the ownership of an asset such as an artwork or a collectible,” according to a blog post from Collins, published Wednesday. They also provide scarcity, and as a result the digital art market has been booming.
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Britain’s Collins Dictionary Declares “NFT” Word Of The Year 2021

It’s hard to believe now, but it was only this March that Beeple sold his original non-fungible token artwork for $69 million, setting off the NFT madness. Collins reported that it’s one of the few words that’s “broken through the COVID noise,” with usage up 11,000%. – The Guardian
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'NFT' is Collins Dictionary's Word of the Year for 2021, beating out 'crypto' and 'cheugy'

"NFT," the abbreviation of "non-fungible token," has been named Word of the Year by dictionary publisher Collins, beating "crypto" and "cheugy" to the top spot.
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Collins Dictionary reveals Word of the Year

"NFT," the abbreviation of "non-fungible token," has been named Word of the Year by dictionary publisher Collins, beating "crypto" and "cheugy" to the top spot.
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Collins Dictionary reveals Word of the Year for 2021

"NFT," the abbreviation of "non-fungible token," has been named Word of the Year by dictionary publisher Collins, beating "crypto" and "cheugy" to the top spot.
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NFT beats cheugy to be Collins Dictionary’s word of the year

The abbreviation of ‘non-fungible token’ tops a shortlist also including pingdemic, climate anxiety and metaverseIn a year that has seen the musician Grimes sell a collection of digital artworks for almost $6m (£4.4m), and the original photo behind the 2005 Disaster Girl meme go for $473,000 (£354,000), Collins Dictionary has made NFT its word of the year.The abbreviation of non-fungible token has seen a “meteoric” rise in usage over the last year, said Collins, up 11,000% in the last year. Any ...
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3 senators slam The New York Times' coverage of Kyrsten Sinema's fashion as 'demeaning, sexist and inappropriate,' but an author of those articles says Sinema's choices are a key part of her politics

Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona speaks as Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine stand by on Capitol Hill on July 28, 2021.Alex Wong/Getty Images 3 women senators slammed The New York Times for its "demeaning, sexist and inappropriate" coverage of Sinema's fashion choices. Sens. Murkowski, Collins, and Shaheen made the criticisms in a joint letter to the editor. But the author of 3 of those stories argues that presentation is a key aspect of Sinema&...
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Last Night in Soho – Movie Review

NOTE: Minor spoilers follow. A glorious blend of horror movie, ghost story, and a nostalgic love letter to London in the ‘60s, Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho again finds the director mixing genres to tell a brutal yet imaginative story. His sharply written and evenly paced film centers on Eloise “Ellie” Turner, a dedicated follower of fashion from a small town in Cornwall decides who moves to London to pursue her dream of becoming a designer. A shy wallflower, her quiet demeanor hides a...
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Finding 2018 fantasy football sleepers, busts with running back consistency rankings

NFL null It's not going out on a limb to say running back is fantasy football's most important position. Because of that, it's fair to say RB is also the most frustrating position. Whether it's injuries, ineffectiveness, or a time share, it's hard to predict who will produce from year-to-year. Consistency is one of the keys to a frustration-free season at an...
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Fantasy PPR Rankings: Top 200 cheat sheet

NFL null Is there really that big of a difference between PPR leagues and standard leagues in fantasy football? Yes and no. Certain players who tend to get more receptions rise in the rankings, which alters position tiers and creates a new batch of sleepers and busts. Your general draft strategy shouldn't change too much, though quarterbacks as a whole lose ...
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Australia's new nuclear-powered subs are decades away, but it's already hinting about where it will use them

Royal Australian Navy Collins-class submarine HMAS Rankin north of Darwin during an exercise, September 5, 2021. Royal Australian Navy/POIS Yuri Ramsey The nuclear-powered submarines announced as part of the AUKUS security pact will take decades to deliver. But Australia already has an idea of where it will deploy the subs it develops with the US and the UK. The AUKUS countries still have a lot of work to do, including addressing concerns of some countries in the region. The submarines at ...
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Former US Rep Collins Dies at 82 After Contracting COVID-19

Barbara-Rose Collins, who represented Detroit in Congress and served on its City Council, has died after contracting COVID-19.
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Movie Armament Expert: Alec Baldwin, Armorer Share Blame For Shooting Death

Alec Baldwin By Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0,commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50323029 USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Richard Collins owns more than 1,000 machine guns and 4,000 other firearms. He stores his massive collection in two safes. Each is 1,000 square feet – the doors weigh 5,000 pounds. Collins is president of Movie Armaments Group. Founded 40 years ago, MAG supplies guns, tactical gear, uniforms, military equipment, and lashings of expertise to the film industry. All of his armorer...
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Australia's new nuclear-powered subs will take decades to arrive, but they'll put it in a very exclusive military club

Royal Australian Navy Collins-class submarine HMAS Rankin north of Darwin during an exercise, September 5, 2021. Royal Australian Navy/POIS Yuri Ramsey The US, UK, and Australia recently announced a pact meant to boost their militaries' ties and capabilities. A central part of the pact is the US and UK's pledge to help Australia acquire nuclear-powered subs. Those subs will take years to arrive, but when they do Australia will one of the few countries that has them. In September, A...
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Last Night In Soho Ending Explained: Nostalgia Is A Killer

Edgar Wright's "Last Night in Soho," a shot-across-the-bow warning of the dangers of nostalgia, centers on young hopeful fashion student Eloise "Ellie" Turner (Thomasin McKenzie). Eloise is both literally and figuratively haunted by the past. In one sense, she's a girl out of time -- ill at ease in her own contemporary era and idealizing 1960s London with all its glamorous extravagances. On the other hand, she's literally haunted by the ghostly but loving visage of her mother, who long ago was l...
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Last Night In Soho Spoiler Review: A Technically Astonishing And Often Muddy Horror Tale

Warning: major spoilers ahead for "Last Night in Soho."We live in a time that's positively drowning in nostalgia, this escapist obsession with an often idealized past that's frequently inaccurate and sometimes, indeed, dangerous. When the past becomes an obsession, it's as easy to get disconnected from our world as it is to misunderstand and romanticize days or eras gone by. Eloise, or Ellie, the "Last Night in Soho" protagonist ably played by Thomasin McKenzie, sees her life upended when she li...
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The Terrifying 'True' Story That Inspired The Blob

In 1958, director Irvin Yeaworth and writers Kay Linaker and Theodore Simonson unleashed "The Blob" upon the world. In it, a mysterious, gelatinous, corrosive, amoeboidal material seeps out of a meteorite that has crash landed onto earth. The unknown sludge slowly begins to consume everything in its path, growing stronger and larger with each envelopment. "The Blob" terrorizes small Pennsylvania towns as it grows more aggressive with its hunger, and grows monumental in size."The Blob" was terrif...
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Collins: More Than $260M for Maine in Appropriations Bill

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said spending bills currently being considered in Congress contain more than $260 million for 106 Maine projects.
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The Federal Trade Commission Act sets the guidelines underpinning the FTC's consumer-protection enforcement

The FTC Act has been around for over a century, and the way businesses operate and consumers engage in the economy has changed dramatically over that time. MStudioImages/Getty The Federal Trade Commission Act created the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the US agency that protects consumers and promotes competition. The law empowers the FTC to stop businesses from unfair practices like false advertising. The FTC Act also empowers the agency to stop illegal monopolies from stifling startups....
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