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Proposed fix would leave Washington with twotiered license

first_imgWhen federal identification standards take effect for air travel in January, Washington residents, like others across the country, will need an enhanced driver’s license or a passport to board a domestic flight. That could be a problem if Washington doesn’t soon comply with federal standards.Washington state, heavily reliant on a migrant labor force, is the only state in the country that doesn’t verify applicants’ legal residency status when issuing standard driver’s licenses and identification cards. As such, Washington is among five states – Montana, Minnesota, Missouri and Maine are the others – out of compliance with the federal Real ID act, which establishes national standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and personal identification cards.Under the act — approved by Congress in 2005 — states are required to verify that an applicant is in the U.S. legally before issuing a driver’s license or identification card. Unlike Maine and Montana, which have extensions for compliance that expire in January, Washington, Minnesota and Missouri have exhausted their extensions.But a bill making its way through the Legislature could change that, giving Washington an opportunity for a potential extension. The bill, SB 5008, would reduce fees for obtaining enhanced driver’s licenses and identification cards, and possibly grant residents two years to comply. It also would roll back the $108 fee the state charges for enhanced driver’s licenses and identification cards to $66 and require standard licenses and identification cards – which cost $54 – to be clearly marked as noncompliant with the Real ID act.Not having standard driver’s licenses and ID cards marked as noncompliant with the Real ID act is a federal requirement and the only hurdle the state faces in becoming compliant.last_img read more

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Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling After forcing a punt on the 49ers’ first possession of the second half, quarterback Drew Stanton marched the Cardinals on a seven-play, 85-yard scoring drive capped by a 24-yard touchdown pass to rookie John Brown. The Cardinals’ defense then forced another three-and-out and, once again, Stanton led a touchdown drive (aided by back-to-back personal foul penalties on San Francisco) that ended in a scoring strike to Brown.Now down 20-14, San Francisco (1-2) drove to the Arizona 27-yard line early in the fourth quarter, but a 45-yard field goal attempt by Phil Dawson was blocked by Tommy Kelly. The Cardinals got very close to icing the game on their next possession, using a 12-play, 63-yard possession that melted 6:54 off the clock. But on a 2nd-and-goal from the San Francisco 9-yard line, Larry Fitzgerald fumbled after catching a quick slant from Stanton. The ball was recovered by Perrish Cox, giving the 49ers another chance to win.But San Francisco couldn’t escape the shadow of their own goal line thanks to a huge sack by Arizona’s Tony Jefferson, and was forced to punt with under four minutes to play. On the Cardinals’ next possession, Andre Ellington reeled off a huge 20-yard run on 3rd-and-6. Rookie Chandler Catanzaro’s third field goal of the game — a 35-yarder with :29 left — finally did ice it for the Cards, who now have started 3-0 for the second time in three seasons. GLENDALE, Ariz. — Talk about a tale of two halves.The San Francisco 49ers couldn’t be stopped in their first two possessions, marching 80 yards for touchdowns on both. The would take a 14-6 lead into the locker room at halftime.But as they say, pro football is a game of adjustments, and the Arizona Cardinals made enough important ones on both sides of the ball to beat their division foe 23-14 in front of the 87th straight sellout crowd at University of Phoenix Stadium. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Good: Stanton, making just his second start since 2010 and the sixth in his career, was solid Sunday.After playing the role of game manager last week, Stanton looked more comfortable with the responsibility of making plays. The veteran completed 18-of-33 for 244 yards and two touchdowns. Most importantly, it was the second straight game with no turnovers for Stanton. Brown was also outstanding. The rookie had four catches for 52 yards, and his two touchdowns came just 4:41 apart in the third quarter. For the season, Brown has nine catches and three TDs.And you can’t leave out the Cards’ defensive effort, especially in the second half. Spearheaded by halftime adjustments from defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Arizona pitched a shutout after halftime and allowed only 38 total yards in the fourth quarter. The Bad: The early-game defense was not good. On San Francisco’s first two possessions, Colin Kaepernick completed 11-of-12 passes for 94 yards and a score, and ran for 44 yards on eight carries. But considering those previously-mentioned adjustments, this “bad” item really falls into the nitpicking category.Noted• Stanton’s first touchdown pass to Brown was his first in the league since December 19, 2010, when he was a member of the Detroit Lions. – / 44 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories • Brown became the first Cardinals rookie with two touchdown catches in one game since Larry Fitzgerald accomplished the feat back on Dec. 26, 2004 against the Seattle Seahawks.• Kelly’s blocked field goal attempt was the 17th for the Cardinals since 2008 — the most in the NFL during that span.• This is only the third time in Jim Harbaugh’s tenure as 49ers head coach that his team has lost back-to-back games. The other two occurrences both happened in the 2013 season.He Said It:“This is my eighth year in the league and my sixth start and my first one was against (the 49ers) and I got benched. I threw three picks in the first half and got benched, so it felt really good to get out here and get a win. I’ve never been a guy who cares much about my stats; I think I care more about the team and about winning, but that one stung me. I feel like a little bit of a weight came off my shoulder today, without a doubt.” — Drew Stanton on exorcising demons from his first career start in 2009. What’s NextThe 3-0 Cardinals now head into their bye week. They’ll welcome the rest and will use it as a chance to heal some injuries before heading to Denver to face the Broncos on Oct. 5. last_img read more

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AIequipped Apple Watch Can Detect Irregular Heartbeat and Signs of a Stroke

first_img Add to Queue Next Article Apple Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business The Apple Watch may become a useful tool in detecting an abnormal heartbeat, according to a study by heart rate app-maker Cardiogram and the UCSF Health lab. They determined that the wearable, when paired with neural network algorithms, is 97 percent accurate in detecting paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type of heart rhythm problem. With further work, the Watch and other wearables might help prevent strokes in susceptible patients.Apple has been pitching the Watch with ResearchKit to doctors and scientists as a serious health tool. Cardiogram initiated the research last year to figure out whether it could detect the signs of a stroke, a quarter of which are caused by irregular heartbeats.The study drew 6,158 Apple Watch users via the Cardiogram app — most had normal EKG readings, but 200 had an existing AF condition that made their hearts beat erratically. Engineers used those subjects to train a deep learning system to discern patients with arrhythmia vs. those with normal heartbeats.They then tested the system on 51 patients scheduled for a procedure to restore normal heart rhythms. All used an Apple Watch and 12-lead ECG prior to and after the procedure. The AI algorithm and Apple Watch were able to identify AF with 97 percent accuracy and 98 percent sensitivity, according to the study.The research holds a lot of promise, especially since the algorithm is just an early version and could easily be made more accurate. Two-thirds of strokes can be prevented with cheap drugs, but the onset of one is difficult to detect — so doctors could save the lives of susceptible patients with just an off-the-shelf wearable.The team plans to tweak the algorithm and validate it against “gold standard” EKG tests. It will then incorporate it into the Cardiogram app, and “investigate the ability to detect health conditions beyond atrial fibrillation,” Cardiogram says. With that test a success, it could also push more hospitals and research groups onto ResearchKit and other wearables for patient monitoring and research. Steve Dent This story originally appeared on Engadgetcenter_img –shares AI-equipped Apple Watch Can Detect Irregular Heartbeat and Signs of a Stroke Image credit: Getty Images via engadget Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Register Now »last_img read more

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