first_imgThe cause of the Halibut Cove outage was due to a tree on the power line which dislodged the pole due to the continued flooding in the area. HEA crews were not able to access this area via helicopter on Sunday due to the complicated terrain. Restoration updates will be posted on HEA’s Facebook page as current information becomes available. Operation crews are in the process of gathering equipment, and began working to restore power in small sections at a time.center_img At 3:48pm, last night, HEA updated the status on the outage saying it will continue through tonight (Monday) and possibly into tomorrow, Tuesday, July 10. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享135 members in the Halibut Cove area have been without power since Sunday, July 8, according to Homer Electric Association.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington residents Matthew Cayer and Lauren Nieuweboer recently suffered a parent’s worst nightmare — the loss of their 8-month-old son Julian.In the face of unimaginable grief from their personal tragedy, Matthew and Lauren are trying to bring a little bit of joy to other Wilmington families in honor of Julian’s memory.Recently, the couple organized a free ice cream truck event for the Wilmington community at Yentile Farm on August 25. The date had great significance — it would’ve have been their son’s first birthday.Now, the couple is hoping to start the process of bringing a splash pad to Wilmington, and they’d like to organize a fundraising campaign to cover its construction costs.Matt, and his father George, were on hand at last week’s Wilmington Recreation Commission Meeting, where Recreation Director Karen Campbell and the commissioners held initial discussions on the feasibility of a splash pad in town.“[The Cayers] have been in discussions with Town Manager Jeff Hull, Health Director, DPW Superintendent Mike Woods, and myself,” said Recreation Director Karen Campbell. “We’ve all tossed this idea around to try to figure out if [a splash pad] makes sense and how it would work.”Campbell recognizes a splash pad would be popular with Wilmington families.“Certainly, everyone loves a splash pad,” said Campbell. “Kids love them. And parents love them because kids love them.”The Town’s ConcernsTown officials do, however, have several concerns — including location, maintenance, and cost.“This would require a certain amount of land to do it properly. We just can’t put down a little slab and have things shoot out of it,” cautioned Campbell. “You really need to have a significant apron around it in order to not have dirt, mud and grass tracked into it. You need a perimeter fence so no one is tempted to drive a vehicle through it or animals roam through it. It needs to be of a fairly significant size… You also need ample parking.”“[Splash pads] also require a lot of maintenance,” noted Campbell. “They’re very susceptible to constant breakdowns. They need to be swept perfectly to keep debris out. Their filters must be checked daily. Their recirculated water also needs to be tested everyday.”Campbell said that while the splash pad wouldn’t be staffed with a lifeguard or any town employee, someone would need to maintain it — likely someone at DPW — who can conduct tests, make minor repairs, and change filters.“A splash pad would have to be incorporated into DPW’s regular routines,” said Campbell.Campbell noted that the Health Department also shared some concerns over the possibility of a splash pad.“There’s communicable diseases associated with water of any kind,” said Campbell. “There’s also athlete foot — that kind of stuff can be an issue.”“And splash pads are significantly expensive,” added Campbell. “This would range anywhere from $100,000 to $500,000.”“We don’t want to put a financial burden on the town or its DPW,” responded George Cayer. “If it’s done correctly and structured correctly, people love the splash pads.”The Cayers asked the Recreation Commission to research the Marlborough Splash Pad, which they feel would be a good model for Wilmington. They advised the Commission to avoid the mistakes of Tewksbury’s new splash pad.Location, Location, LocationThe Cayers asked if Yentile Farm, Town Beach, or the new playground area at Murray Hill Circle could be an appropriate spot for a splash pad?“A splash pad was discussed early on for Yentile Farm, but it was eventually taken off the table for funding and maintenance reasons,” recalled Campbell. “Now, the only space [for a splash pad] at Yentile would be on the green/event space. But the intention was for that space to be used for passive recreation — picnics, frisbee, casual little games. It was also supposed to be a spot for community events — WCTV Family Fun Day and the Senior Center’s Grandparents Day are happening there this weekend. The Farmers Market has used it a couple of times.”“And there’s only 109 parking spots at Yentile. With all the use at the playground and turf field, I do not think Yentile would a suitable site for a splash pad,” continued Campbell. “But if some of the Textron land ever became available that was continuous to Yentile, that would be plenty big enough. But right now, Textron is a no go.”Campbell also dismissed Town Beach and Murray Hill Circle as realistic options.“Our Town Beach is really just too small to put a splash pad in,” said Campbell. “Winchester put one in on their town beach and sand constantly clogs it. They said it was the worse decision of all time… And we already encounter non-residents who don’t want to pay to access the beach. How is it [going to go over] when we have to charge them to use the splash pad at the beach?”The Murray Hill Circle playground, meanwhile, was recently constructed by a developer who is putting in 36 homes off of Eleanor Estates. The playground, and trails surrounding the development, are open to the public. (The playground still lacks plants, trees and benches at the moment.)  The playground, however, is simply too small too accommodate a splash pad.Funding, Funding, FundingCampbell stressed that the town has more than $150 million of building needs identified and cannot commit to funding a splash pad at this time.“The schools are really desperately needing. [Look] at the Wildwood. Many seniors feel it’s their time [relative to a new Senior Center]. And we just put in a big park,” said Campbell, referring to Yentile Farm.“We’re ready to help in fundraising this along,” Matt Cayer told the Campbell and the Commissioners. “We haven’t set up a specific fundraising campaign yet. We figured it’s a bit premature without having a foundation or knowing how this discussion would go.”Cayer noted his family recently tarted an informal petition and has received many signatures in support of bringing a splash pad to Wilmington.“Any project of this scope that depends on fundraising needs a backup plan. Would that fall to town?,” asked Recreation Department Clerk Linda Kanter. “Would the cost then be spread out amongst tax payers for something that was originally intendned to be given to the town or funded by fundraising…. I’d want to know what the backup plan is if fundraising doesn’t meet its goals.”“We don’t see this as a today or tomorrow project,” responded George Cayer. “The first bulldozer won’t do anything until the project is fully covered…. The plan is the project’s costs would have to be covered before work were to begin.”“Without a site, a recommendation or an approval, we’re not even at the start line of this marathon,” added Matt Cayer. “If we put a project plan together, it would be hard to begin fundraising or donating money without a cost or location. It’s kind of a chicken or the egg situation.”“Thank you for introducing this to us tonight,” Campbell told the Cayers. “We’re willing to listen to anything you bring to the table and consider it. And, remember, [the Recreation Commission] is not a decision-making board. We’re a a recommending board. We typically make our recommendations to the Board of Selectmen.”Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON RECREATION: Concerts, Trips & Youth Programs Were Huge Hits This SummerIn “Community”Wilmington Family To Give Away Ice Cream In Memory Of Their Child At Yentile Farm On August 25In “Community”Wilmington Recreation Department Selling Commemorative Bricks & Memorial Benches For Yentile FarmIn “Community”last_img read more

first_imgThe new — and currently hard to get — Echo Dot. Ry Crist/CNET Good luck trying to get the new Echo Dot with two-day shipping.Amazon’s most popular smart speaker is out of stock until early March, according to the company’s website. Target is also out of stock on its site and Best Buy’s stock was limited to two of the three available colors.”Customer response to the all-new Echo Dot has been incredibly positive,” an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement Tuesday. “We’re working hard to get it back in stock.”The Echo Dot, which costs $50 and first became available in October, was out of stock at times during the holidays, when customer interest for new gadgets was at its highest all year. The Dot, which competes directly against the Google Home Mini speaker, became the best-selling item on Amazon worldwide during the holidays.It’s less typical for an Echo device to run out during a quieter part of the shopping year. The company had promoted the Alexa-powered gadget during a Super Bowl ad on Sunday, which may have sparked interest.Amazon said customers can check the Echo Dot page online for inventory updates. The company will continue accepting new orders, but Amazon won’t replenish its virtual shelves until March 5 for its charcoal Dot and March 11 for heather gray and sandstone, its website stated Tuesday.Availability for some colors of the Echo Spot, Echo and Echo Plus are delayed until Feb. 10; other colors for those models are in stock. See it Amazon Echo Dot $29 Preview • Amazon’s third Echo Dot takes a few cues from the Google Home Mini Adorama See It Smart Home Smart Speakers & Displays Review • Amazon Echo Dot 3 review: Alexa’s best Dot yet plays defense 2 $49 News • Amazon Echo Dot deal: 3 for $70 See Itcenter_img $29 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Best Buy Crutchfield $49 Mentioned Above Amazon Echo Dot (third-generation, Charcoal) Alexa Amazon Best Buy Google Tags Share your voice Commentslast_img read more

first_imgFerrari Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne after the presentation of the new LaFerrari hybrid car at the 83rd Geneva Car Show.ReutersSergio Marchionne, the Italian-Canadian business magnate who was the chairman and CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the chairman and CEO of Ferrari and the chairman of Maserati till last week, died at 66 on Wednesday. Marchionne was in a critical condition at Zurich’s University Hospital for complications after undergoing a surgical procedure on his right shoulder early this month.”Unfortunately, what we feared has come to pass. Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, is gone,” FCA chairman John Elkann, of the controlling Agnelli family, said in a statement. The deteriorating health condition of Marchionne prompted Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to replace him with the head of Jeep and Ram brands, Mike Manley, on July 22. Sergio MarchionneSergio Marchionne was known for his masterstroke that saw the merger of the auto industry’s weakest companies — Fiat and Chrysler — in 2014. The intervention of Marchionne made the Italian and American multinational corporation the world’s seventh-largest automaker from the edge of closing down.Born in Chieti near Italy’s Adriatic coast on June 17, 1952, Marchionne had moved with his parents to Toronto in 1966. Marchionne joined Fiat in 2004. During his tenure at Fiat, Marchionne boosted the company’s value more than tenfold. It was Marchionne’s idea to spinoff supercar-maker Ferrari NV in 2015 from FCA, where Marchionne also served as CEO and chairman.last_img read more

first_imgAung San Suu Kyi. File photo Some of the actions Aung San Suu Kyi has taken as Myanmar’s civilian leader are “regrettable” but her Nobel Peace Prize will not be withdrawn, the head of the Nobel Foundation told Reuters in an interview in Stockholm on Friday.Lars Heikensten, speaking days before the awarding of this year’s peace prize, said it made no sense to withdraw awards in reaction to things that happened after they were given, as judges would constantly have to discuss laureates’ merits.UN investigators issued a report in August accusing Myanmar’s military of carrying out mass killings of Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal intent” in an operation that drove more than 700,000 refugees across the border to Bangladesh.Suu Kyi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for campaigning for democracy and now leads the Myanmar government, was accused in the same report of failing to use her “moral authority” to protect civilians.“We see what she’s been doing in Myanmar has been questioned a lot and we stand for human rights, that’s one of our core values,” Lars Heikensten, the head of the Nobel Foundation, said.“So of course to the extent that she’s responsible for that, that is very regrettable,” he added.Government spokesman Zaw Htay did not answer phone calls seeking comment on Monday. He said last month he would no longer speak to the media over the phone, only at a biweekly conference.Myanmar has rejected the UN findings as “one-sided”. It says the military action, which followed militant attacks on security forces in August last year, was a legitimate counterinsurgency operation.Suu Kyi said last month that in hindsight her government could have handled the situation in Rakhine state better, but did not acknowledge any major crimes.“We don’t believe it would make sense to try to withdraw prizes … it would involve us in constant discussions about the merits about what people are doing afterwards, after they have received the prize,” Heikensten said.“There has always been and there always will be Nobel laureates that are doing things after they’ve been awarded the prize which we do not approve of or which we don’t think are the right things. That we cannot avoid I think,” he added.The Stockholm-based Nobel Foundation oversees the administration of all the Nobel Prizes, which are awarded by different organizations in Sweden and Norway.The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Peace Prize, said in August that its rules did not allow awards to be withdrawn.The laureate of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday in Oslo.last_img read more

first_img Share – / 10Two people were killed and several schools placed on lockdown after a recently terminated employee opened fire Wednesday at a transportation business in Katy, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.It happened at about 8:43 a.m. at the Knights Transportation Facility located in the 20400 block of Franz Road.“The shooter was terminated a couple weeks ago. We understand that he came to this location armed with a shotgun and a handgun, began shooting — one of the employees here was shot. The shooter then committed suicide, as we understand, self-inflicted,” HCSO spokesman Ralph Gonzalez said.  Morton Ranch High School is across the street from the crime scene, and was on lockdown. A Katy Independent School District spokesperson said three other district campuses were also briefly closed.Gonzalez said other employees described what happened.“One of the employees stated that he said, ‘Ya’ll ruined my life.’ He parked in front, walked in the front door, and we understood he fired one round straight through … into an area where the drivers dine and have coffee — they think like a warning shot — and then started in the building,” he said.Two other employees sustained injuries from shrapnel or debris, as they ran to escape the shooting. One deputy hit his knee hard when responding officers had to hit the ground. He was transported to a hospital.The suspect’s name has not been released.ABNER FLETCHER Deputies responded to a report of shots fired at the Knights Transportation facility located at the 20400 block of Franz Road.last_img read more

first_imgElveroth and 35 other men’s players were named to the watch list. He is one of only two forwards on the list from the ACC. The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in college soccer. It has been presented annually since 1967 and honors the United Soccer Coaches National Players of the Year in NCAA Division I men’s and women’s soccer based on voting conducted by NCAA Division I coaches. Story Links The Cardinals kick off their preseason Friday, August 16 against Lipscomb.For the latest on Louisville men’s soccer, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s social media accounts on Twitter @UofLMensSoccer, Facebook /UofLMensSoccer, and Instagram @UofLMensSoccer. Print Friendly Version A native of Halmstad, Sweden, Elveroth begins his first season with the Cardinals after spending the last two years at UNCW. Last season he earned first team All-Atlantic Region honors and was named to the All-CAA First Team. In 20 games, he scored 11 goals and had five assists for 27 points. He also had five game-winners. As a freshman, Elveroth started in 19 of 20 games scoring five goals with two assists. He led the CAA with four game-winning goals. He was named a Second-Team NCCSIA All-State selection. He was also a member of All-Colonial Athletic Association Third Team while earning CAA All-Rookie Team accolades and CAA All-Tournament team. KANSAS CITY, Mo. – University of Louisville men’s soccer junior forward Emil Elveroth has been named to the watch list for the 2019 MAC Hermann Trophy presented by World Wide Technology, as announced by the United Soccer Coaches and the Missouri Athletic Club Thursday, August 1.last_img read more

“‘True Crime/Uncovered’ is our first foray into the true crime genre and Condé Nast Entertainment has done a tremendous job telling these stories in a manner that we hope will raise awareness and resonate with our community,” said Vanessa Guthrie, Snap’s partner lead for Snapchat Shows. The premiere episode, “The Deadly Tinder Date,” examines the 2014 case of Warriena Wright, whose whose Tinder date in Australia turned deadly after she fell from a balcony — leaving unresolved the question of whether her death was an accident.Episode two examines the 2009 case of Annie Le, a Yale University graduate student who vanished five days before her wedding before being found murdered. The third episode delves into the 2014 Slender Man case, in which two 12-year-old girls stabbed their friend nearly to death in an effort to please the fictional character Slender Man.“This genre of true crime hadn’t really been explored in mobile, with the intimacy of vertical video,” said Teal Newland, senior VP, marketing and new platforms, Condé Nast Entertainment.“True Crime/Uncovered” isn’t associated with any Condé Nast brand, and “we thought the show was strong enough it didn’t necessarily need an association with a brand,” Newland said. Episodes will appear in the Snapchat Discover tab, and original shows from Snap are featured in a separate tile. Previously released episodes will be available using Snapchat’s Search feature.Condé Nast operates several channels on Snapchat’s Discover platform for Wired, GQ, Self, Teen Vogue and other magazine brands. Newland said “True Crime/Uncovered” — CNE’s first show for the social platform — “is a totally different scope of project.”Regarding Snapchat’s recent redesign, which has sparked a backlash among some users, Newland said it’s too early to see how the change is affecting consumption patters. But, she said, “We were excited as a publisher that with the new design, Discover allows our content to have a more prominent place in the Snapchat ecosystem.” Popular on Variety CNE brought Miller, the host of “True Crime/Uncovered,” on board through a casting call. “We wanted someone who could bring a level of gravitas to the series, but also who was appealing to younger audiences,” said Newland.The series was directed by George Wasgatt and written by Katherine Chan. Snapchat is putting a millennial spin on true crime — its first stab at the genre — in an original nonfiction series from Condé Nast Entertainment.The six-episode crime series, “True Crime/Uncovered,” was produced exclusively for Snapchat by Condé Nast Entertainment. The show explores six different mysterious and horrific crimes, with Snap betting the chilling real-life tales will be a hit across its youth-skewing user base.Each five-minute episode, hosted by actress Samantha Miller, uses digital video footage, interviews, police evidence and other sources to explore the crimes and the human psychology behind them. The first episode will be released on Snapchat at 12 p.m. ET today, with the next two episodes running this Wednesday (March 14) and Friday (March 16). NBCUniversal’s Oxygen cable network is the sponsor for the first three episode; CNE and Snapchat are in the process of signing another sponsor for the final three episodes, which will be announced at a later date. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 read more

first_imgMichael Thomsen, the Project Manager for Dart announced the stable release of the general purpose programming language, Dart 2.2. This version, which is an incremental update to v2, offers improved performance of ahead-of-time (AOT) compiled native code and a new set literal language feature. Improvements in Dart 2.2 Improved AOT performance Developers have worked on improving the AOT performance by 11–16% on microbenchmarks (at the cost of a ~1% increase in code size). Prior to this optimization, developers had to make several lookups to an object pool to determine the destination address. However, the optimized AOT code is now able to call the destination directly using a PC-relative call. Extended Literals to support sets Dart supported the literal syntax only for Lists and Maps, which caused difficulties in initializing Sets as it had to be initialized via a list as follows: Set currencies = Set.of([‘EUR’, ‘USD’, ‘JPY’]); This code proved to be inefficient due to the lack of literal support and also made currencies a compile-time constant. With Dart 2.2’s extension of literals to support sets, users can initialize a set and make it const using a convenient new syntax: const Set currencies = {‘EUR’, ‘USD’, ‘JPY’}; Updated Dart language Specification Dart 2.2 includes the up-to-date ‘Dart language specification’ with the spec source moved to a new language repository. Developers have also added continuous integration to ensure a rolling draft specification is generated in PDF format as and when the specification for future versions of the Dart language evolves. Both the 2.2 version and rolling Dart 2.x specifications are available on the Dart specification page. To know more about this announcement in detail, visit Michael Thomsen’s blog on Medium. Read Next Google Dart 2.1 released with improved performance and usability Google’s Dart hits version 2.0 with major changes for developers Is Dart programming dead already?last_img read more

first_img December 12, 2016 531 Views House Votes to Lighten Regulatory Load for Banks The new administration has promised reduced regulation for the financial industry, and they began moving toward that goal by voting to amend a section of Dodd-Frank. The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6392, the Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2016, by a vote of 254 to 161, earlier this month. The bill is now in the U.S. Senate for consideration.H.R. 6392 would change the way that Dodd-Frank determines that bank holding companies (BHCs) should be subject to enhanced supervision and prudential standards by the Federal Reserve if the BHCs experience material financial distress that could threaten the stability of the entire U.S financial system, i.e. too big to fail. The current process makes BHCs with $50 billion or more in consolidated assets automatically subject to the enhanced supervision and prudential standards from the Fed; H.R. 6392 calls for the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), an agency created by Dodd-Frank, to evaluate BHCs for heightened oversight by using “an indicator-based measurement approach established by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to determine systemic importance, which considers each bank holding company’s size, interconnectedness, available substitutes, global cross-jurisdictional activity, and complexity.”The bill was introduced into the House on November 22 by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Missouri), who is the Chairman of the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee.“The House passed legislation that would protect U.S. taxpayers from actual risk posed to the financial system. Decisions on what institutions are deemed systemically important should be based not on size alone, but also on activity and other factors that actually demonstrate systemic risk,” Luetkemeyer said. “The bottom line is that the current SIFI (systemically important financial institution) designation process is arbitrary and subjects banks with $50 billion or more in assets to the same standards as trillion dollar global SIFIs. This should not be a one-size-fits-all mold.”The vote wasn’t strictly along party lines, like nearly all bills previously introduced to amend parts of Dodd-Frank—though all 161 nay votes were Democrats, 20 Democrats still voted in favor of the bill along with 234 Republicans.One Representative who voted nay on H.R. 6392 was Maxine Waters (D-California), who was recently re-elected to a second term as Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee.“H.R. 6392 would repeal Dodd-Frank’s $50 billion threshold, above which banks are subject to closer regulatory scrutiny, and prevent the Federal Reserve Board from regulating these banks,” Waters said. “Instead, it would hand over that responsibility to the Financial Stability Oversight Council, or FSOC. In order to regulate the banks, the FSOC would have to go through a byzantine and litigious process of designation, which takes two to four years to complete. Even if a potential Treasury Secretary [Steven] Mnuchin decided to regulate his former employer, by the time he got around to it, the damage would likely already be done.”Click here for an overview of H.R. 6392.Click here to view the complete voting results for the bill. in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Newscenter_img Blaine Luetkemeyer Dodd-Frank Financial Stability Oversight Council 2016-12-12 Seth Welborn Sharelast_img read more

first_imgSky’s new advanced set-top box and entertainment platform, Sky Q, is “long overdue” but “will not disappoint”, according to CCS Insight analyst Paolo Pescatore.Commenting ahead of the release of Sky Q, which Sky first unveiled in November, CCS’s director of multiplay and media said that Sky’s new device “could be the most impressive set-top box we’ve seen to date, stuffed with hardware, software features underpinned by a cloud-based architecture.”However, Pescatore added that shortcomings and obstacles still remain, including the inability for Sky customers to take recordings from their existing box to the new one, and no voice-controls or Ultra HD 4K content from day – although both will be supported.“Overall, Sky must be applauded for bringing a best in class box and service to market. By opening up the Sky platform to third parties, Sky will position Sky Q as a broad entertainment service for the entire household,” said Pescatore.Separately, Strategy Analytics analyst David Mercer said: “SkyQ is Sky’s main weapon in seeing off the threat from BT and Netflix to its market leadership over the next decade. Sky Q’s improved functionality shows that multi-screen viewing and fast access to video-on-demand content are seen as the key battles to win.”last_img read more

first_imgMike NikzadOnline video technology specialist Ooyala has named Mike Nikzad as its chief operating officer.Nikzad will be responsible for leading daily operations of the business with emphasis on Ooyala’s product lifecycle, including inception, development, delivery, support, and all customer deployments.Prior to Ooyala, Nikzad was the COO of Syncplicity, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company for enterprise file collaboration. He also held COO positions with EMC’s consumer and small business division and NewNet Communication Technologies.“I’m very excited to work with our global team of talented and skilled professionals at Ooyala to deliver the highest quality and market-leading solutions to our customers. At Ooyala, we have an impressive set of technology innovations that solve complex business problems for our customers. With our portfolio of IVP solutions, backed by analytics and strong partnerships­ ­– including Microsoft and Adobe –I’m confident in our ability to generate tremendous value for our customers,” said Nikzad.“Mike and I have worked together in numerous previous companies. As we have in the past and together with our teams, we will work to forge strong customer partnerships driven by leading edge solutions and a customer first ethos. I am excited Mike has decided to join us and look forward to working together again,” said Ooyala CEO Jonathan Huberman.last_img read more

first_imgThe UK will vote in the EU election on Thursday week, May 23, after a new Brexit date was set for October 31.Outgoing MEPs Martina Anderson from Sinn Fein and Ms Dodds are standing for re-election.Danny Kennedy is standing for the Ulster Unionist Party after its MEP Jim Nicholson decided to step down.Mr Eastwood, meanwhile, is seeking to win back the seat the SDLP lost in 2004. ShareTweet With Brexit set to dominate campaigning, Mr Eastwood has called for a debate on the value of EU membership.“With 10 days until polling day, the public deserve to be told the truth on the benefits Northern Ireland consistently receives from the European Union,” he said.Describing Ms Dodds as “the leading Brexit-supporting candidate in this campaign”, he challenged her to a public debate “based on the facts of what Northern Ireland gains from the European Union.“Mrs Dodds has cast doubt on the central theme of my campaign that we are so much better off as part of the European Union,” he said.“If this is genuinely her view then I can’t think of a credible reason why she would hesitate to take up my offer of a public debate.“If the DUP agree, I’m prepared to clear my schedule and to take part in such a debate anywhere across the north and at any time during the course of the next 10 days.”Mr Eastwood has launched an anti-Brexit election battle bus highlighting the millions of euros transferred from Europe to Northern Ireland to support peace. The bus contains slogans “debunking” the claims of Brexiteers before the referendum.Responding to Mr Eastwood’s debate offer, DUP director of elections Gavin Robinson said there will be plenty of time for discussion.“This is a publicity stunt and will be treated as such,” Mr Robinson said.“Diane Dodds will be in several TV studios debating all the candidates including Colum over the next 10 days.“Colum has had two very awkward problems with his bus slogan. Firstly, it’s our money coming back which we send to Brussels, and secondly, as a nationalist, his argument being based on money utterly undermines his campaign for a united Ireland.“Whilst Colum wants to attack Diane, we will focus on giving the people the choice.“We will be urging people to use this election to send a message that they want democracy to be respected and the will of the people implemented.“Colum wants to thwart the democratic wishes of the people. We want to respect democracy.”Yesterday Education Secretary Damian Hinds said the European elections will be seen as an opportunity for the ultimate protest vote.He told the BBC the elections would be difficult for the Conservatives and that “for some people this is the second referendum”.Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer, meanwhile, told The Guardian that he doubts a cross-party deal lacking a confirmatory referendum could pass Parliament.However, Mr Kennedy called for people to work together to deliver a sensible Brexit to end uncertainty and deliver stability.“The last thing that our country needs is a second referendum which would be incredibly polarising and damaging to people’s faith in our democratic system,” he said.The North of Ireland’s 11 European candidates also include Alliance leader Naomi Long and TUV leader Jim Allister.DUP’s Dodds ducks out of debate with Colum Eastwood over EU membership benefits was last modified: May 13th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: SDLP European candidate Colum Eastwood has challenged the DUP’s Diane Dodds to a debate on the benefits of EU membership.Mr Eastwood called for openness on what the North of Ireland is getting from Europe.However, the DUP dismissed his offer as a stunt. colum eastwoodDiane DoddsDUP’s Dodds ducks out of debate with Colum Eastwood over EU membership benefitsEU membershipSDLP LEADERlast_img read more

first_imgA former nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., was arrested and charged with reckless homicide and abuse in February for making a medical mistake that resulted in an elderly patient’s death. Criminal charges for a medical error are unusual, patient safety experts say. Some are voicing concern that the move sets a precedent that may actually make hospitals less safe by making people hesitant to report errors. The nurse, RaDonda Vaught, pleaded not guilty. Her next hearing is scheduled for April 11. She told NPR in an emailed statement from her lawyer that Vanderbilt terminated her employment after the incident.The district attorney’s decision to charge Vaught comes after both the Tennessee Department of Health and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services investigated the incident. The state health department investigation, which concluded in October 2018, did not revoke Vaught’s nursing license.The CMS report emphasizes the hospital’s responsibility in the mistake. “The hospital failed to ensure all patients received care in a safe setting,” the report says. Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials would not comment on the case. The report details how Vaught mistakenly took the wrong medicine out of a dispensing cabinet. She was trying to give the patient, Charlene Murphey, a dose of an anti-anxiety medication, midazolam (brand name Versed), before an imaging scan during a December 2017 hospital stay, the report states. Vaught instead gave Murphey vecuronium, a paralytic drug used during anesthesia that had the same first two letters, according to the report. Murphey died in an intensive care unit the following day.The Nashville District Attorney’s office told the Tennessean it made the decision to bring criminal charges against Vaught specifically because she administered the fatal medication after overriding the safety mechanism in the dispensing machine.Medical errors are common. Some researchers estimate they’re the third leading cause of death in the United States. And many in the patient safety community say they don’t understand what prompted the DA’s office to prosecute this case in particular. DA spokesman Stephen Hayslip told NPR in an email that “the actions of this office will become more evident as the evidence is presented to the court.” He declined to comment further.Nurses around the country have come to Vaught’s defense, speaking out on social media and on opinion pages. The American Nurses Association issued a statement criticizing the charges, saying that “the criminalization of medical errors could have a chilling effect” on health care workers’ willingness to report errors. The phenomenon of criminally charging health care providers after a patient is harmed is rare, “but it grows less unusual every year,” says Stephen Hurley, a Wisconsin lawyer who has defended nurses in similar cases and advised hospitals on the topic.Most high-profile cases tend to involve death, a significant injury or a patient well-known in the community, he says. And prosecutors tend to focus on nurses, he says, rather than physicians or hospital administrators, though he’s not sure why.Suen Ross, the ANA’s director of nursing practice and workplace environment, thinks that it’s unusual for health care providers to be charged with a crime after a medical mistake that didn’t involve malicious intent or intoxication. She calls Vaught’s case “unprecedented” because neither of these factors are cited in the CMS report.Ross says it’s important for health care workers to feel free to report errors without fear of retribution. All health care mistakes — even small ones — should be analyzed to understand the underlying issues that caused them, Ross says. A non-punitive approach encourages transparency, she says, and “that prevents future mistakes or errors from happening.” This approach to preventing errors is well-accepted in the medical and nursing communities, which makes a criminal case like Vaught’s all the more surprising, says Kirstin Manges, a nurse and researcher at the University of Pennsylvania who studies patient safety.”That could have happened to me, or it could have happened to my friend,” Manges says. “Nurses aren’t superheroes. We’re people.”Manges says that most medical errors occur because of systemic problems. Human error is inevitable, she says, and hospitals should account for that by instituting safety checks and protocols.Problems tend to happen in busy, unpredictable circumstances, Manges says. When nurses are fatigued or have many tasks occupying their attention, that’s when safety checks are most important, she adds.”We work in environments that are fast-paced,” she says. “We may not always work in ideal situations.”The safety checks Manges describes can take many forms and are designed under the assumption that doctors and nurses will have occasional slip-ups. For example, many hospitals require a nurse to scan a bar code from the pharmacy and on the patient’s identifying bracelet before giving a medication, or to use preprogrammed intravenous pumps that prevent medications from being administered too quickly. Even the medication override function that Vaught used, Manges says, can have an important function: Nurses need to be able to quickly access medications in an emergency situation when they can’t wait for verification from a pharmacist.And when health care workers do make mistakes, Ross argues hospitals usually shouldn’t punish staff. Disciplinary action is warranted, she says, only when there’s evidence that staff acted irresponsibly.When the Institute of Medicine — now known as the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine — put out a major 1999 report titled To Err Is Human, Manges says, it became the norm to focus less on punishment and more on learning from mistakes.But Vaught’s case has the potential to change that, she fears.”It shifts that conversation from ‘to err is human’ to ‘to err is criminal,’ ” Manges says. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

first_img Catherine Clifford Add to Queue It’s not every year that advanced manufacturing geeks can get jazzed about decorating for the holidays.But MakerBot is bringing together the world of 3-D printers and interior decorating. The New York City-based 3-D printer manufacturer has launched a contest for designs of 3-D-printed holiday ornaments.The contest is co-sponsored by Studio 360, a public radio show hosted by Kurt Anderson. If the winner of the ornament contest is in the U.S., he or she will get a $1000 voucher to travel to New York City and participate in a live Studio 360 with Kurt Anderson event on Dec. 17 with the CEO of MakerBot, Bre Pettis. If the winner is located outside the U.S., then the winner will participate in the Dec. 17 event through Skype.Related: Need a Prototype? 3-D Printers Coming to UPS Stores“Ornaments are always fun to create and often have special meaning to individuals and families, so it will be awesome to create some favorite holiday ornaments or design new ones that can be shared on Thingiverse and 3-D printed to give to family and friends,” Pettis said in a statement.A winner will be selected based on the originality of the design, the appropriateness of the holiday theme and the viability for the design to be made with a 3-D printer.Submit your design and see other ornaments on the MakerBot website here.Related: Intel’s Futurist: We’ll Soon Be Living In Computers –shares 2 min read 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Next Article The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. November 27, 2013 Technology Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC 3-D Printed Holiday Ornaments? Why Not. Apply Now »last_img read more

first_img AdColonyIntegral Ad ScienceMarketing TechnologyMedia Ratings CouncilNewsPixalateTAG Certification Previous ArticleIDG Communications Names Gene Bishop Global CIONext ArticleHow Digital Can Save Brick-And-Mortar Retail with Customer Experience Objectives AdColony Selects Pixalate as Fraud Prevention Partner PRNewswireMay 22, 2019, 7:36 pmMay 22, 2019 Mobile Advertising Company Creates an Additional Layer of Protection, Transparency and MeasurementAdColony, the mobile performance marketplace, announced that after an extensive vetting process, it has chosen Pixalate as its partner for prevention of digital ad fraud, specifically in mobile app environments.AdColony already provides multiple layers of protection against ad fraud, including TAG certification and full compatibility with viewability measurement firms Integral Ad Science, DoubleVerify and MOAT.“We’ve decided to double down on transparency and security for our advertisers,” said Paul Fields, Director of Strategic Partnerships at AdColony. “We’ve taken multiple actions to ensure that nothing can be sold on our platform unless we have absolute certainty about it, and this is yet another step toward 100% accountability. End results are ultimately what advertisers care about, but what happens before the ad gets shown is important too.”Marketing Technology News: PepsiCo Foodservice Unveils New Digital Lab to Help Restaurants Thrive In The Evolving Digital MarketplaceWith so many areas of the fraud space still  undefined, AdColony was seeking a partner with strong standardization around how they measure ad fraud, as well as a company that held Media Ratings Council (MRC) accreditations for the detection and filtration of SIVT across display, in-app and OTT channels. Pixalate’s ability to audit served and viewable in-app ad impressions across display and video, combined with sophisticated invalid traffic detection and filtration, will help AdColony ensure that all inventory is legitimate.AdColony also selected Pixalate for its ability to provide granular insights into why fraud is happening, and how. Unlike many other fraud prevention platforms, Pixalate can provide visibility into bundle IDs and even GDPR-compliant, user-level device ID metrics. AdColony values the way these metrics are reported back in a clear and concise way so it can work with its publishing partners to avoid blocking issues.“The number one challenge facing digital advertising is ad fraud, and today’s main obstacle to fraud prevention is a black box technology approach,” noted Jalal Nasir, CEO of Pixalate. “Our ability to analyze and surface detailed metrics, such as bundle IDs, gives our clients better risk management results. We have invested heavily in mobile in-app fraud prevention, and we are proud to work with AdColony to allow them to transact confidently across their entire platform.”Marketing Technology News: Xignite CEO to Give Keynote on Migrating Market Data to the Cloud at The North American Financial Information Summit – NAFIS 2019AdColony’s next step is to support new anti-ad-fraud initiatives, such as the IAB’s App-Ads.txt Specification for in-app environments, which would give advertisers increased transparency and help prevent the selling of counterfeit inventory.“We are committed to providing the best solutions and the highest degree of transparency and accountability possible for our partners,” said Fields. “We will continue to put our beliefs and values into action by creating more partnerships like this, and supporting controls that will move the industry forward by leveling the playing field for all.”Marketing Technology News: Verasity Announces Integration with YouTubelast_img read more

first_imgRelated StoriesNew computational model explores daily pain sensitivity rhythmsHouse mouse shapes Toxoplasma gondii populations around the worldMathematical model helps identify determinants of persistent MRSA bacteremiaRadiotherapy and chemotherapy have been shown to cause mutations and genetic damage in animal and human sperm and there has been concern that men treated with those therapies could have an increased chance of having children with genetic disease or birth defects. Because testicular cancer affects younger men, the team were able to compare children conceived before and after their fathers received treatment.The study data were from Swedish national birth registries, with 2 million Swedes born between 1994 and 2014. Limitations are a lack of data on frozen or donor sperm, and only a limited number of patients were treated with radiotherapy and high doses of chemotherapy. However, even for those children, no increased risk was detected.The research does suggest a slightly raised risk associated with the fathers’ testicular cancer, regardless of treatment, but that increase was small, from 3.5 to 4.4 children in every 100 born, and should not be a worry to patients.Yahia Al-Jebari says: Jun 6 2019New research has found no increased risk of congenital malformations associated with treatment with radiotherapy or chemotherapy in children of fathers with testicular cancer. The study, by Yahia Al-Jebari of Lund University, Sweden and colleagues, is published in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine on June 4, 2019. It followed 4,207 children of 2,380 fathers and finds that those conceived after treatment were not at a greater risk of congenital malformations than those conceived before. Credit: Ed Uthman, Flickr Our research set out to investigate whether treatment for the most common cancer among young men leads to a higher risk of fathering a child with a birth defect and we saw no increased risk associated with cancer therapies. We did see a slightly raised risk to children of these fathers but this was only very small and was not associated with treatment given. Patients should be reassured that this is not a cause for concern.” Source:PLOSJournal reference:Al-Jebari, Y. et al. (2019) Cancer therapy and risk of congenital malformations in children fathered by men treated for testicular germ-cell cancer: A nationwide register study. PLOS Medicine. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002816.last_img read more

first_img Engineers at the University of British Columbia have captured the full complexity of bat flight in a three-dimensional computer model for the first time, potentially inspiring the future design of better drones and other aerial vehicles.Researchers built a simple bat wing out of aluminum and exposed it to the currents in a wind tunnel to mimic the flapping, bending and twisting motion of a bat in flight. By tracking and measuring the impact of these movements on turbulent air flows and aeromechanical forces around the wing, they were able to build a complete model of bat flight.The computer model, described in Computers & Fluids, is the first to comprehensively explain the flapping flight of bats in terms of the wing’s geometry in motion, says Rajeev Jaiman, the study’s senior author and a professor of mechanical engineering at UBC.”Previous numerical models of bat flapping flight were too simplified or incomplete to be of real practical benefit,” he added.Bat wings are highly unique because they contain multiple joints and stretchable membranes that allow them to change shape and return to their original form countless times when they fly, explained Jaiman.”While this wing morphing makes bat flight much more complicated compared to bird flight, it also makes bats the efficient flying machines that they are,” he said.The research team, which includes engineers from the National University of Singapore, plans to develop a physical bat model next, in collaboration with researchers at Brown University.”We’ll be working to further optimize the flapping motion,” said Jaiman. “Once this is in place, we’ll have a foundation for designing efficient, agile, automated bats – think smart drones that can fly as a flock and serve as tools for business or for emergency response.” Bats are among nature’s best flyers—able to fly for long periods of time, maneouvre in mid-air with pinpoint precision and get into some very tight spaces. However, scientists have not fully understood exactly how bats manage to fly so well, until now. More information: G. Li et al. A novel 3D variational aeroelastic framework for flexible multibody dynamics: Application to bat-like flapping dynamics, Computers & Fluids (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.11.013 Provided by University of British Columbia Unique study shows how bats manoeuvre This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Bat flight model can inspire smarter, nimbler drones (2019, February 28) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-flight-smarter-nimbler-drones.html Explore further When a bat wing flaps, it forms swirling masses of air known as vortex rings. Credit: University of British Columbialast_img read more

first_img Related News Sillard (right) showing Teo some of the novelty pieces available at the newly opened TAG Heuer boutique. “One major factor which drove our decision to open a boutique in 1 Utama is the footfall the complex attracts. Related News “Nestled in the heart of the city, this complex is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Klang Valley,” she said.At the opening ceremony, Sillard was joined by Bandar Utama City Centre Sdn Bhd director Tan Sri Teo Chiang Kok and TAG Heuer Malaysia retail manager Geetha Rengarajoo for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.The boutique carries an extensive range of novelties, including the new TAG Heuer Carrera Lady and special editions which were on display during the event alongside heritage pieces.The iconic Monaco timepiece, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, was also in the spotlight at the launch.Five limited editions will be successively revealed throughout the year in honour of the anniversary.Paying tribute to contemporary style, these new models are inspired by the different decades from 1969 to 2019. The new TAG Heuer boutique at 1 Utama shopping centre in Petaling Jaya. Central Region , On the watch Tags / Keywords: {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} CELEBRATING its sixth and latest boutique in Malaysia is renowned Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer.The new boutique located on the ground floor of 1 Utama shopping centre, Petaling Jaya is its third in Malaysia to feature the new global design concept. South-East Asia and Australia TAG Heuer managing director Amelia Sillard said the company was always looking out for new locations to open boutiques.“As our brand continues to grow in Malaysia, we hope to share this unique experience with our customers across the country. Football 09 Jul 2019 Leicester sign midfielder Tielemans from Monaco Metro News 19 Apr 2019 Celebrating an iconic timepiece Business News 11 Jul 2019 i-Stone IPO oversubscribed 11.56 timeslast_img read more

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