YouTube Music Rolling Out Quick Picks Carousel on Homepage, Generates Radio Playlist of Similar Songs: Report

first_imgThe feature was initially spotted by a Reddit user two months ago and it now appears to be rolling out to more users. Quick Picks reportedly has five pages of four songs each that you can keep swiping music reddit davidcastle youtube_music_reddit_davidcastleThe new Quick Picks category consists of a carousel featuring four songs on each pagePhoto Credit: Reddit/ _DavidCastle_ – Advertisement – – Advertisement – YouTube Music is rolling out a new Quick Picks section on its homepage, multiple Reddit users have posted. The new Quick Picks category consists of a carousel featuring four songs on each page. On selecting a song, a radio playlist of similar songs will be generated. YouTube Music already has a Start Radio option that plays a number of songs similar to the one you are listening to, but the Quick Picks section seems to be an even more efficient, prominent way of introducing users to more music of their taste.Reddit users posted about spotting the new Quick Picks section on YouTube Music. The suggested songs, according to the post, are sometimes songs they have already heard several times but not liked. Quick Picks is positioned prominently in the Homepage, below Your Favourites and Mixed For You.- Advertisement –center_img A report by 9to5Google confirmed that the feature has begun rolling out to Android and iOS users, as well as YouTube Music on the Web.With Google Play Music shutting down and Google encouraging users to shift to YouTube Music, the latter has introduced several new features to make the music streaming service more efficient. Last week, YouTube Music added an activity bar that lets users customise the homepage by giving them easy access to music for featured activities like workout and focus. It also introduced seven personalised My Mix playlists for users on the Home page, featuring diverse artists and different moods.Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement –last_img read more

DoD to resume giving anthrax shots

first_imgMay 4, 2005 (CIDRAP News ) – With a federal judge’s permission, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced it will resume giving anthrax shots to military personnel, but on a strictly voluntary basis.The DoD’s mandatory anthrax immunization program had been suspended since October 2004, when US District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ruled that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not follow proper procedures in approving the vaccine for inhalational anthrax.In January the FDA issued an “emergency use authorization” (EUA) permitting DoD to resume the vaccinations, but only on a voluntary basis. On Apr 6, Sullivan granted a DoD request to resume giving the shots under the terms of the emergency authorization.Yesterday the Pentagon announced it was ready to resume giving anthrax shots. Officials said the vaccinations would mostly be limited to military units assigned to the Central Command area, which includes the Middle East, and to troops serving in Korea and in homeland bioterrorism defense.”The implementing program requires commanders to follow EUA conditions very carefully, providing members of the armed services both education on the program and an option to refuse the vaccination without penalty,” the DoD announcement said.Dr. William Winkenwerder, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, called the immunization program a “vital protection measure for military personnel, who are at increased risk of exposure to an anthrax attack.”A DoD policy memo about the program says the EUA is scheduled to expire on July 27, less than 3 months away. “At that time, other initiatives may result in resumption of the normal AVIP [Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program], including mandatory vaccinations for selected personnel,” the memo says. “Alternatively, the EUA may be extended or other direction may be provided.”Perry Bishop, a Pentagon spokesman, said DoD will continue to press for mandatory vaccination, according to an Associated Press report published yesterday.The DoD memo says all personnel eligible for anthrax vaccination must be told they may refuse the shots and will not be punished. Troops must be told they will not be discharged for refusing and they can still be deployed. However, personnel must also be told, “Your military and civilian leaders strongly recommend anthrax vaccination,” the memo states.Personnel will be given a brochure that explains the known and potential benefits and risks of vaccination as well as the alternatives to vaccination.Before Sullivan’s ruling, anthrax shots were mandatory for personnel serving in areas where the risk of anthrax attack was considered high. More than 1.3 million troops had been vaccinated in the program, which began in 1998. But hundreds of troops refused the shots because of concern about side effects, and some were disciplined or discharged from the service.Sullivan’s ruling came in a lawsuit filed by six DoD personnel and civilian contractor employees who objected to the shots. In an initial ruling in December 2003, the judge ordered DoD to stop requiring the shots on the ground that the FDA had never specifically approved the vaccine for inhalational anthrax. The vaccine was originally licensed in 1970.The FDA responded immediately by declaring that the vaccine was safe and effective for all forms of anthrax. Sullivan then lifted his injunction in January 2004. But in his subsequent ruling in October 2004, Sullivan said the FDA had failed to follow its own rules in declaring the vaccine safe for all forms of the disease.Last December, military officials asked the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for emergency authority to resume the vaccination program. Under the Project Bioshield Act of 2004, the FDA, in a declared emergency, can authorize the use of a medical product that has not gained ordinary FDA approval. The FDA then issued the emergency authorization on Jan 27, but said the shots had to be voluntary.The anthrax vaccine used by DoD requires six shots over a period of 18 months, followed by annual boosters. Last November HHS awarded an $877 million contract for a new anthrax vaccine that officials hope will require fewer doses and have fewer side effects, but that vaccine is intended to go in a stockpile for civilian use.See also:May 3 DoD news releaseDoD policy memolast_img read more

Mikel Arteta gives honest assessment of Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette’s ‘difficult season’

first_img Comment Lacazette has struggled to score consistently this season (Picture: Copa/Getty)Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has had a ‘difficult season’ where he has struggled to score goals on a consistent basis. Lacazette has only started 15 of Arsenal’s 29 Premier League matches this season, scoring seven times, With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Gabriel Martinelli vying for a starting spot through the middle, Lacazette has been in and out of the team. That was the case when the Premier League resumed on Wednesday night, with young Eddie Nketiah surprisingly favoured over the £52.7million attacker in the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City. ADVERTISEMENTHe will hope to start against Brighton on Saturday and rediscover his scoring form – and Arteta gave an honest assessment of what’s been a tough campaign for the striker.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Alex is a player I always liked because of the type of striker he is, he can do a bit of everything,’ Arteta said ahead of their clash with Brighton. Advertisement Mikel Arteta gives honest assessment of Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette’s ‘difficult season’ Arteta discussed Lacazette’s season (Picture: Getty)‘He’s very talented at combining and linking. His work rate and the way he competes for every ball, it’s rare to find in a striker.‘It has been a difficult season for him. Not just for him, for other players too. But we’ve been trying to manage that.‘He had a lot of continuity with me but he had a spell when he was finding it difficult to score goals.‘In the last few weeks [before the lockdown] he looked much better. He was a threat and he scored some important goals for us as well.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I just want to give him confidence and game time. I think the way he came on [against City] in a really difficult scenario showed a lot of willingness to help his teammates.‘We have two strikers and they have to fight for their places. I want that type of competition within the squad.‘Everybody needs confidence, and a striker does probably more than any other person on the pitch.’Should Arsenal sell Lacazette?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 20 Jun 2020 9:33 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link595Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Never let me go: Solskjaer wants to stay as Man United boss

first_imgNewcastle, United Kingdom | AFP | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer joined Matt Busby in the Manchester United record books in his team’s 2-0 win at Newcastle on Wednesday and admitted he does not want to leave the club in the summer.The United interim manager, in charge until the end of the season when he is scheduled to return to his Norwegian club Molde, has now won his first four games in charge.In United’s history, only the legendary and iconic Busby has matched that achievement and Solskjaer celebrated enthusiastically with his club’s travelling supporters after goals from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford secured the win.“I don’t want to (leave),” said Solskjaer when asked about his future beyond this season.“It is such a great bunch of players, a fantastic atmosphere. But it is the next game, the next game and I am doing my job for as long as I am here.”United will now move on to much tougher challenges, starting with the Premier League visit to Tottenham a week on Sunday.But, given the manner of Wednesday’s victory, Solskjaer has the look of a manager at the top of his game after his decision to throw on Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, two of the biggest under-achievers under former manager Jose Mourinho, after 63 minutes.Instantly, Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka fumbled a 25-yard Rashford free-kick and Lukaku, with his first touch of the game, tapped the rebound home from five yards.The game hung in the balance until the 79th minute when Newcastle, pushing upfield for an equaliser, were caught on the counter-attack.Lukaku found Sanchez whose astute pass reached Rashford in space and the England forward showed great poise to curl the ball past Dubravka. “It was a tough test,” said Solskjaer of Rashford’s performance.– ‘He will be top number 9’ –“He gets kicked, and he gets tackled, he goes for headers, he wins, he challenges, he runs“He is going to be a top, top number nine, definitely but then we’ve got Rom (Lukaku), so sometimes he’ll play on the right, sometimes on the left, sometimes through the middle. He’ll get enough games.“But I felt it was time to put Rom and Alexis on and, of course, it was a great shot by Marcus and Romelu does his job as a striker to be following in on the rebound. If you do that you’ll get five or six goals every season for free, really.”United’s victory could have been even more emphatic after Paul Pogba raced clear in injury-time and rounded the keeper only to roll the ball into the side-netting.But that hardly mattered on an evening when Solskjaer pulled to within one victory of the record five that Busby won in his first season in charge of the club in 1946-47.“That will be in the books but it’s nothing I’m thinking of,” said Solskjaer of his record-equalling fourth win.“I’m just thinking about the next game, because if you win four you can win another four with this club, that’s the challenge, that’s the standard we’re used to.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Now sober, De La Hoya still keeps fighting

first_imgLAS VEGAS (AP) – The day after winning the only gold medal for the U.S. boxing team in the 1992 Olympics, Oscar De La Hoya was pulled out of bed to sit next to swimmer Janet Evans and talk about the success of American athletes in Barcelona.Little did U.S. Olympic officials know that the 19-year-old had gotten so drunk the night before while celebrating his win that his family had to carry him back to his room. Now he sat wearing dark sunglasses in front of a room full of journalists, so hung over that he couldn’t stay awake long enough to answer the simplest of questions.“I’m sitting at this little table and Janet Evans is next to me with I don’t know how many golds,” De La Hoya said, “And I just fall asleep. They’re asking me questions and I don’t know what was happening. I just kept hearing ‘Oscar, Oscar.’”The drinking didn’t stop even as he became the Golden Boy and embarked on a spectacular pro career where he pocketed, by his own estimates, $300 million. When it finally ended in December 2008 with a beating at the hands of Manny Pacquiao, De La Hoya’s toughest opponent hadn’t changed.The bottle remained unbeaten.“When I fought Pacquiao, two weeks before the fight I was plastered out of my mind,” De La Hoya said.Boxing history is littered with similar tales of fighters and addiction problems. Most don’t end well, though Sugar Ray Leonard and Julio Cesar Chavez overcame the odds to tell their tales of alcohol abuse and drug problems.De La Hoya wants to tell his story, too. At 41, he finally seems comfortable with himself following a three-month stint in a Malibu rehabilitation center where he wasn’t even allowed to see his wife and six children.He says he’s finally overcome his demons. It feels good to talk about them because he believes they’re gone for good.He’s back fighting, this time in the board room instead of the ring. At stake in the battle with his former CEO Richard Schaefer is control of his boxing company, Golden Boy Promotions, and De La Hoya makes it clear that he’s in this fight to win.More importantly, though, he says he’s taken control of his life after being lost for years.“I finally feel free. I finally feel at peace for the very first time in my life,” he said during an hour-long interview with The Associated Press at the MGM Grand Hotel. De La Hoya is here to promote rising Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez against Erislandy Lara in what he calls “maybe the biggest weekend of my life” because this promotion is his alone.Caption FILE – In this May 3, 2003 file photo, Oscar De La Hoya wears the WBC and WBA champion belts as he celebrates his victory over challenger Yory Boy Campas in their super welterweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)Before his latest rehab, De La Hoya said, he was content to let Schaefer and others run the company while he tried to enjoy himself.“I didn’t want the responsibility,” he said. “I’m the Golden Boy. I was supposed to have everything.”That it’s taken two rehabs to get to where he is now isn’t lost on De La Hoya, who in addition to his own career takes credit for launching the careers of some of his opponents – most notably Floyd Mayweather Jr. – into big pay-per-view successes. De La Hoya for years was the biggest draw in boxing of anyone not named Mike Tyson, and he says his fights grossed $700 million on pay-per-view sales alone.He’s still got the money because he was smart about that. Took some advice given to him as boy when his dad took him to a gym in East Los Angeles to get some tutoring from former lightweight champion Ike Williams.“My dad thought he was going to teach me how to throw a left hook or something,” De La Hoya said. “But he said ‘The only advice I’m going to give you his to keep your money.’ That always stuck with me.”While De La Hoya has stashed some of his money safely away, he’s also invested well. He owns a high-rise in LA, has a piece of the Houston Dynamo soccer club and is the majority shareholder in Golden Boy Promotions, which he called “the best investment of any of them.”And when he drives in downtown Los Angeles he can always go check out his statue in front of Staples Center. The kid from East LA grew up to win titles in six weight classes and was inducted in the International Boxing Hall of Fame last month.“This is my passion. This is what keeps me alive,” he said. “Boxing literally gave me a life as a kid, promoting gave me another life.”He credits his wife, singer Millie Corretjer, for sticking with him through drunken and sometimes embarrassing times.“I was there being the Golden Boy but I was emotionally disconnected,” he said. “I’ve been disconnected emotionally ever since I was a teenager.”Now he is back in spotlight. De La Hoya says thinks Alvarez has a chance to become the richest fighter ever if he keeps improving. The red-haired Mexican – whose only loss was last year to Mayweather – is just 23 and is headlining his second pay-per-view show.De La Hoya’s falling out with Schaefer – who left the company last month – remains to be settled, but De La Hoya says he’s moving forward. He’s reconciled with former promoter Bob Arum and is eager to make big fights with his rival company.Not that it will be easy. There are plenty of enemies out there in boxing, even if you are the Golden Boy.“There are people who don’t like it and I understand why,” De La Hoya said. “But the sleeping giant has woken up.”____Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at or read more

Olympia Pediatrics: Children and Sports Drinks

first_imgSubmitted by Dr. Amy Belko for Olympia PediatricsExperts in sports medicine agree that all children and adolescents need frequent and unlimited access to water before, during, and after exercise.  In fact, some feel that younger children in particular don’t realize that they are thirsty until their body is already dehydrated.But, is there a need for sports drinks which provide hydration but also provide sugar and electrolytes?In 2012, an excellent review, Consumption of Sports Drinks by Children and Adolescents was published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  To summarize:Water is the key to keeping our children well hydrated.  Fresh, safe, and free water should be available to children in parks and school recreational facilities. The average American child or teenager does not engage in enough physical activity to need rehydration with a sports drink.  Parents and coaches need to focus on water.  Only 10-20% of time in PE class is spent in vigorous activity.  Even most team practices and games are not vigorous enough to require extra electrolytes and sugar. If children are participating in prolonged vigorous physical activity in hot, humid conditions for more than one hour, small amounts of sports drinks may be appropriate.  These activities include prolonged football and soccer training during the summer, marathon training and races, soccer and tennis tournaments, and long bike races.A balanced diet is usually enough to replace the water, carbohydrates and electrolytes lost during exercise.  Most electrolytes can be replenished with milk, soup, fruits and vegetables.Sports drinks are a source of added sugar, added sodium and excess energy intake.Sports drinks displace other necessary nutrients for our growing children in particular calcium, vitamin D, and iron.Don’t be swayed by advertising.  Water is the most necessary fluid required.  Add fruit or herbs to water for a change in taste.  Or simply keep a jug of water cold in the fridge to fill up those water bottles prior to practice. Facebook10Tweet0Pin0last_img read more