SaintLouisduHaHa Que gets Guinness World Record nod for exclamation points

first_imgMONTREAL – A small community in Quebec has entered the Guinness World Records — with not one but two exclamation points.The municipality of Saint-Louis-du-Ha!-Ha!, located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, finds itself on page 161 of the 2018 edition of the book of records.It is being recognized as the only community in the world with two exclamation points in its name.Mayor Sonia Larrivee said she found out about the distinction for the town, which is located about 250 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, when she checked social media on Tuesday.She said she has no idea who would have advocated on behalf of the 1,400-person community, which was named in 1874.According to the province’s toponymy commission, the haha part of the name is an archaic French word for an unexpected obstacle or abruptly ending path and may refer to nearby Lake Temiscouata.“It’s great visibility for the municipality and by extension, for the Temiscouata region,” Larrivee said. “It’s certain that it sparks the interest of people coming through here — the two exclamation points are rare.”She said she often sees tourists stop to snap a photo in front of the signs for the town.“I often see licence plates from abroad stopping along the highway,” she said.Elizabeth Montoya, a spokeswoman for Guinness, said in an email that it’s the first time the Quebec town has appeared in the book, under the record “most exclamation marks in a town name.”She said the record category was flagged by an independent consultant.The paragraph describing the record mentions a handful of place names with a single exclamation mark: the seaside village of Westward Ho! in Great Britain and briefly, a town in Ohio.“But the only town with two exclamation marks in its name is the Canadian municipality of Saint-Louis-du-Ha!-Ha!,” the entry reads.last_img read more

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EU court rules annuls regulator move to block UPSTNT merger

first_imgBRUSSELS — The European Union’s top court says a decision by anti-trust regulators to block a merger between U.S. delivery giant UPS and Dutch firm TNT must be annulled.The European Court of Justice confirmed Wednesday a lower court finding that UPS’s rights to defence were infringed by the European Commission, which polices competition issues.The Luxembourg-based ECJ says the blocking decision should be annulled if UPS can show that “it would have had the opportunity better to defend itself” if it had full access to Commission analysis of the merger.The Commission said the planned merger would restrict express deliveries of small packages in Europe by reducing the number of players in the market, and so drive up prices.But the EU’s General Court annulled that decision last March.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Casablanca to host North Africas first business aviation show

Dubai  –  Casablanca will host the inaugural Middle East and North Africa’s Business Aviation (MEBA) show on 1-2 September 2014, Ali Ahmed Al Naqib, Founding Chairman of the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) said, on Monday in Dubai.Speaking at a press conference, Al Naqib said the event will be held at the Mohammed V airport with the participation of 50 companies and the exhibition of 25 jets.“The event recognises the burgeoning aviation industry in Morocco” and the recent investments in business aviation, Al Naqib said. Describing Morocco as an active aviation market, Al Naqib recalled that the Kingdom accounts for 50% of all North African aircraft movements.In a statement to MAP, he said the show will help attract investments that will have positive impact, notably in the field of tourism.The show will also host the MEBAA conference, a platform for business aviation professionals to meet, network and explore opportunities. read more

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US trade deficit edges up to 50 billion in March

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit increased slightly in March even though the deficit with China fell to the lowest point in five years.The Commerce Department said Thursday that the total deficit in goods and services edged up 1.5% to $50 billion in March, after falling 3.6%in February. The deficit is the difference between what America sells to the rest of the world and what it imports.Exports rose 1% to $212 billion in March while imports rose a slightly faster 1.1% to $262 billion.The deficit in goods with China dropped 16.2% to $20.7 billion, the lowest level since March 2014.The United States and China have been locked in a trade war for the past year with a new round of U.S. tariffs scheduled to go into effect Friday.Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press

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UN environment chief pledges help for Kenyan forests and rivers

The head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today pledged to help Kenya with environmental and developmental issues facing the new administration in Nairobi.Among the projects under discussion between UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer and new Environment Minister Newton Kulundu was one aimed at better management of the land and water resources flowing from Mount Kenya.The multi-million-dollar project, designed to tackle soil erosion polluting the Tana River and clogging up dams and reservoirs, will also back efforts by the Kenyan Government to reduce illegal water removal in the rivers and streams feeding the waterway. The scheme aims to work with local communities and farmers to balance the need for agricultural production with those of wildlife in and around the Mount Kenya area.The meeting reviewed new, preliminary data on the condition of the Aberdare Mountain range. There has been growing concern that the Aberdares, whose rivers and streams provide Nairobi’s drinking water, are in an even worse environmental condition than Mount Kenya as a result of deforestation and the planting of unsuitable, non-native, trees.“We expressed our interest in assisting and implementing projects to rehabilitate Kenya’s forests and rivers,” Mr. Toepfer said after the meeting. “Our report on the Aberdares…will outline in great detail the precise problems facing this important natural resource, from the levels of charcoal extraction to the rates of deforestation, and offer concrete proposals as to how the declining situation can be reversed.”Mr. Toepfer said the project for Mount Kenya, which ranges from schemes to help coffee farmers use water more wisely to initiatives to reduce soil erosion from roads, will be submitted to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in Washington, D.C., for approval at the end of January. The GEF is a multi-billion-dollar fund that invests in projects in developing countries covering issues such as land degradation and protection of the ozone layer.The meeting also addressed Kenya’s participation in UNEP’s Governing Council. In early February, environment ministers from across the world will come to UNEP headquarters in Nairobi to discuss how best to implement the plan of action drawn up at last year’s Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development. read more

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Security Council extends mandate of UN force in Lebanon until end of

Unanimously adopting a new resolution, the Council endorsed Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s recent recommendation to maintain the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), due to expire tomorrow, until 31 July. The proposal was included in the Secretary-General’s latest report on UNIFIL, which says the relative calm of the first six months of 2003 has given way to exchanges of fire across the line of withdrawal, or Blue Line.”Air strikes and shooting incidents across the Blue Line resulted in the deaths of three Israelis, two soldiers and a civilian, and three Lebanese civilians,” the report says. “The persistent Israeli violations of Lebanese airspace and several instances of Hizbollah anti-fire directed towards Israeli villages contributed significantly to the tension.”By today’s resolution, the Council condemned all acts of violence, voicing “great concern about the serious breaches and the sea, land and continuing air violations of the withdrawal line.” The parties were urged to halt violations, refrain from provocations that could further escalate the tension, and cooperate fully with the UN.Welcoming the steps taken by the Government of Lebanon to assert its control over the south of the country, including the deployment of Lebanese armed forces, the Council called for the extension of those measures and urged Lebanon to do its utmost to ensure calm throughout the south.It also applauded progress in removing landmines and took note of communications to the Government of Lebanon and UNIFIL of maps and information on the location of mines. The Council stressed the need to provide the Government and the mission with any additional landmine maps and records. read more

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More than 440000 Afghans refugees return from Pakistan in 2005 with UN

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) added that it would suspend the voluntary repatriation of Afghans from Pakistan from 20 December until 1 March, as it does every year during the winter months, which is traditionally a period of very low return. UNHCR encashment centres, where returnees receive financial assistance once they have returned to Afghanistan, will remain open until 31 December.Since the voluntary scheme began in 2002, UNHCR has assisted 3.5 million out of the more than 4.4 million Afghans who have returned home from the two major host countries, Pakistan and Iran.A significant number of this year’s returns from Pakistan were from camps in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), which were closed by the Government. In the eastern and south-eastern Afghan provinces, where large numbers of former FATA residents have returned, UNHCR is working to provide necessary winter assistance.In Kunar and Nangarhar provinces, families currently living in tents are being provided with construction materials that will allow them to build temporary winter shelters. Throughout the region, vulnerable FATA returnees have been provided with items such as blankets, plastic sheeting and sleeping mats.UNHCR’s assistance to FATA returnees is part of a wider effort involving government ministries, national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other UN agencies.The agency has also drawn up contingency plans for general winterization assistance, including pre-positioning packs of supplies for up to 20,000 families. read more

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Educate yourself to become a better investor and understand your portfolio

by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 3, 2015 7:21 am MDT Last Updated Sep 3, 2015 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Educate yourself to become a better investor and understand your portfolio OTTAWA – As students head back to class next week, shell-shocked investors looking for a little peace of mind may also want to hit the books to beef up their financial know-how and soothe their frazzled nerves.The stock market is currently taking investors on a roller-coaster ride, meaning there has never been a better time to have an appropriate financial plan and the right investments in your portfolio.Tyler Fleming, director of the Office of Investor Policy, Education and Outreach at Ontario Securities Commission, says it’s never too early — or too late — to improve your financial smarts.“An informed investor makes for a better investor,” he said.The OSC runs the GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca website to promote investor education.The site includes tools and guides for both investing and financial planning, ranging from the basics of opening a bank account and building a budget to information about complex investments such as flow-through shares and hedge funds.Dozens of investment and budget calculators are also available to help with planning how much money you need in retirement, determining how much your investment fees are costing you and whether you should pay down debt or invest.The B.C. Securities Commission also runs a similar website at Investright.org, while the Alberta Securities Commission’s website offers links to courses in Edmonton and Calgary covering the basics of investing.Robert Stammers, director of investor education at the CFA Institute, says understanding what kind of investor you are will determine what you need to know.“If you’re a long-term investor, you’re really going to be more focused on learning about asset allocation — Where do I put my money to get the best return?” he said. “Diversification and risk management, those are the things that are going to get you to where you want to be.”But investors looking at the short-term will want to look for more specific training.“Someone like that is going to be more focused on how do I analyse the value of a company so I can understand if their stock is over or undervalued,” Stammers said.To figure out what stocks to pick, you’ll need to learn how to take a deeper dive into a company’s financial information and how to evaluate it against other opportunities.The Canadian Securities Course, a requirement for many financial services jobs, can provide the basics for active investors looking to learn how to manage a their own portfolios.The securities course requires commitment with its 135 to 200 hours of recommended study time and $995 for the online course and PDF version of the textbook. But for the do-it-yourself investor looking to build a foundation, it is the industry standard.If you’re working with an adviser, Fleming said it’s important to always ask questions if you don’t understand something.It’s important to have an ongoing dialogue and discussion with your adviser for both parties to fully understand your financial objectives and how much risk you are comfortable taking, he said.“It is also important for you as an investor to understand what it is that you are being invested in, the risks of it, etcetera. It really is intended to be a two-way conversation. “ read more

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Big Ten launches inaugural esports season

Alex Williams, a second-year in computer science engineering, prepares to scrimmage Robert Morris University during a Feb. 13 League of Legends practice. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Senior Lantern ReporterOhio State is most recognized for its championship-caliber football program, but it could begin to be recognized for a new brand of collegiate athletics –– esports. In January, Big Ten Network announced the launch of its official “League of Legends” season in partnership with Riot Games, the creator of the online game. League of Legends clubs from 12 schools in the Big Ten Conference will participate in the inaugural season, including a team from OSU.Kentaro Ogawa, a fifth-year in food business management, started playing “League” of Legends after the game was first released in 2009, when he was in high school. But after going to OSU and playing “League” for different student organizations, Ogawa said he wanted to create a collegiate team inspired by professional gamers. “Everyone was starting to copy the professional players, because you would see it over social media, where they would have gaming houses and paid coaches and managers,” Ogawa said. “It’s very exciting to see that.”Ogawa hosted tryouts in 2015 to build his own five-player team, as well as recruiting other members to hold roles of a coach, manager and analyst. Last season, OSU was ranked as one of the top eight teams in North America.Although the Big Ten does not sponsor esports, nor are they officially sanctioned by the NCAA, the conference started to dip its toes into the world of “League of Legends” in 2016 after hosting an invitational at PAX East in Boston, one of the largest gaming events in North America. It was that exhibition match between OSU and Michigan State, which OSU won, that evolved into a season-long competition, said Peter Ferguson, the team’s coach.“We knew that (Big Ten Network) was interested in doing something, but by no means did I think it would happen this quickly,” said Ferguson, who graduated from OSU in 2016.Teams compete in either the Big Ten East or West divisions, and play in a best-of-three round robin. After the round-robin matches, the top four teams from each division will compete in a single-elimination playoff bracket, ultimately ending in a faceoff between the East and West division champions. OSU’s team is currently 2-1 this season, beating Michigan State and Indiana but falling to Maryland.Each week, one match will be aired live online on Watch.lolesports.com and also on BTN2go. OSU’s first broadcasted match will air on Feb. 27 against Michigan.OSU’s “League” team practices three times a week, scrimmaging against teams from other divisions, as well as against semi-professional and professional teams. Unlike most collegiate teams, however, OSU “League” players do not often practice together or in person. Players usually compete in tournament matches from their apartment or dorm rooms.“Because it’s all online, it doesn’t matter where the teams are,” Ogawa said. “Generally, all players would just stay in their own dorms or apartments and get on something like Skype to keep in touch and communicate with each other while they played.”In an effort to build team synergy, Ogawa said the team is now trying to meet in person every other week for practice at the Fawcett Center, something made possible through a new relationship with the Department of Athletics. Jim Null, associate director of IT for athletics, said he had just started learning what esports were when the Big Ten announced the tournament season. Null then reached out to Ogawa to see how he could help out. “My role (in the department of athletics) is in technology, so I thought, ‘This sounds like a good fit, something fun and interesting and new,’” Null said.Because collegiate esports is still relatively unknown to many, Null and Ogawa said they are trying to figure out what exactly OSU’s role could be in the future. For now, Null said he thinks a lot of that comes through informing people about the team. “I think it’s learning what it is and educating people on what it is,” he said. “I mean the fanbase is pretty darn passionate, the players are passionate and it’s making a mark worldwide in esports.”A viewing party will be hosted at the Huntington Club in Ohio Stadium for students to watch the OSU-Michigan live stream. Null said he hopes that this new tournament will interest students who aren’t necessarily interested in traditional sports.“I don’t think all of our students are going to football games,” Null said. “For some students, it’s just not their thing and (this could be) a way to reach out to those students. There might a connection there.”For Ogawa, he said whatever the future of collegiate esports may hold, he hopes to see what people view as a sport expand.“I don’t know how much longer “League of Legends” will stay relevant, but I know esports will stay relevant,” Ogawa said. “Maybe it will switch over to another game or title, but I think just because there’s a demographic that hasn’t been touched yet in esports, it’ll stay for a while. We’re working to change the social stigma of video gamers, because right now it has a bad reputation. But, if it’s seen as something that is comparable to traditional sport in a way, the demographic will expand.” read more

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Nokia waiting for Mango in October before Windows Phone release

first_imgEven though Nokia‘s CEO has agreed a Microsoft partnership to use Windows Phone on handsets, that doesn’t actually mean we’ll be seeing a Nokia Windows Phone any time soon. In fact, it’s going to be several months before we get to use one.As you may have noticed, Elop has always tried to refer to Windows Phone and not Windows Phone 7 when talking about the future of the company and the partnership with Microsoft. That’s because he has no intention of allowing Windows Phone 7 on to a Nokia device. Instead, the next big update to Windows Phone, currently referred to as Mango, is the version Elop wants and is willing to wait for it.Mango isn’t expected to become available until October, so we may not see a Nokia Windows Phone until very late 2011 or even early 2012. On the other hand, it could be ready day and date that Mango goes live. The Mango version of Windows Phone is expected to be called Windows Phone 7.5 and will primarily introduce support for the Silverlight run-time, HTML 5, and far eastern languages.Read more at guardian.co.ukMatthew’s OpinionBy waiting for the next big Windows Phone update Nokia can at least say it is offering something brand new. New hardware coupled with an updated Windows Phone experience not seen before on a smartphone. Releasing sooner would require using Windows Phone 7 which is already well-known so the only new aspect would be the hardware.Elop has probably also surmised that the next few weeks and months will be a rocky time with a lot of anger and upset as has already been demonstrated. Waiting several months before releasing a Microsoft phone will allow those feelings to subside and hopefully get any phones judges on their merits not on feelings.Whatever your feelings on this deal, it is now set that a Nokia Windows Phone will appear as opposition, such as Nokia Plan B, has crumbled. Elop and Nokia’s focus now has to be on producing a smartphone that blows the competition away, otherwise the company really is dead in the water.last_img read more

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Elon Musks Cheeky Nuke Mars Post Is Taking Over Twitter

first_img SpaceX’s Starhopper Test Launch in Texas ScrubbedTesla EV Catches Fire After Colliding With Tow Truck in Moscow Stay on target SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk still wants to “nuke Mars,” according to a hilarious tweet posted on Aug. 16.Musk’s cheeky statement, which has generated more than 177,000 likes and 23,000 retweets so far, is trending on Twitter. He also tweeted the words “t-shirt soon” on his profile, hinting that there may (or may not) be some Red Planet-themed merchandise available to buy soon.T-shirt soon— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 16, 2019According to Musk, using nuclear weapons to hit Mars may cause the planet’s polar ice caps to melt and release an abundant supply of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which would generate a greenhouse effect that elevates the air pressure and temperature of Mars, Insider noted.Musk has also conducted many interviews on the topic, including a brief visit to Stephen Colbert’s late-night show in 2015.“It is a fixer-upper of a planet,” Musk said on the show. “First, you are going to have to live in transparent domes, but eventually, you can transform Mars into an Earth-like planet.”Musk then explained how Mars could become an inhabitable place for humans with the help of nuclear weapons.“You would just warm it up. There is a fast way and a slow way. The fast way is drop the nuclear weapons over the poles.”Just left Starship Texas build site. Very proud of progress SpaceX team has made! Pics are of 9m dome rotation & Starship airframe behind windbreak. pic.twitter.com/1cmOzkPlkn— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 5, 2019Musk didn’t elaborate on his hilarious tweet, however, SpaceX has been making progress on the Starship, a spacecraft that aims to transport humans to the moon and Mars in the future.Earlier this month, SpaceX started working on two orbital Starship prototypes, Mk1 and Mk2, at facilities in Texas and Florida. These prototypes, which will be a bit different from the Starhopper, will have at least three Raptor engines and are designed to reach orbit.SpaceX’s Starhopper prototype is also expected to complete its biggest hop over the weekend. According to Musk, the Starhopper will have to fly approximately 650 feet off the ground. In a tweet, Musk said he was waiting to receive permission from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct the flight test at SpaceX’s Boca Chica facility in Texas.More on Geek.com:Elon Musk Makes ‘Ballsy’ Joke About Jeff Bezos’ Blue Moon Lander on TwitterSpaceX, Tesla CEO Elon Musk Drops Bizarre Rap Remix ‘RIP Harambe’Elon Musk Complements Teen Who Refitted Car to Drive Backwardslast_img read more

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Voter turnout reaches 48 percent

first_imgVoter turnout in Clark County reached 48 percent today, as election officials received 15,540 more ballots in the mail.Of the 219,450 ballots mailed to registered voters, 106,888 have been returned, according to the Clark County Elections Office’s website. A voter turnout of 61 percent has been predicted for Clark County and 66 percent statewide.Ballots postmarked today or dropped off in election drop-off boxes are yet to be counted.Today’s general election includes a high stakes match between Jaime Herrera and Denny Heck for the 3rd Congressional District and a race between Patty Murray and Dino Rossi for U.S. Senate. Locally, Tony Golik and Brent Boger are vying to be the next county prosecuting attorney and Commissioner Steve Stuart is seeking re-election with a win over opponent Alan Svehaug.Election results are expected at 8:15 tonight. Check back for updates.last_img read more

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Making the Case for Social Media

first_img We started developing guidelines and goals for it and gathering metrics. Initially we just used it as an engagement tool, which is really important. But to get it to a more sophisticated level where we could show the executive director why we should invest in it and get a full time person for it, we had to show how it would align with our business goals and answer the question of how are we going to make money off of it. Since evolving from a fun side-component to a core part of the communications strategy, social media has tested the ability of associations to integrate and harness such a new, different, and powerful tool for connecting with members. Folio: How has its use evolved at the association? Part of the trick is to meld multiple goals into the effort: engagement, top-down messaging, listening, and, to a degree, selling. That’s the course social media has taken at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) since 2012, and one that Lauren Jonas, the association’s assistant executive director–marketing, helped chart. Lauren JonasThis is the seventh in a series of Q&A’s with speakers at the Folio: Association Media Summit on May 3rd in Washington, D.C. Lauren Jonas: We use it a lot as a listening tool. We’re watching what others are talking about—teachers, school districts, conference speakers, book authors—and also to hear what people say they need. That’s where it can help with something like product innovation. If you hear people talking about wishing they had a materials list for something, for instance, that’s when you know that maybe you need to write a book or article about that topic, or maybe develop a webinar. That’s one of the ways it can align with your business goals in terms of product innovation. Folio: How are you using social media at the NSTA? And people expect you to respond on Twitter almost in real time. So that’s another argument for the c-suite, that you can alleviate a little of the burden that’s on your call center if you use it properly. People might say I didn’t get my confirmation or registration, or my journal. Now you can answer using Twitter, by saying I’ll check into that. But in the meantime, “Did you know you also have access to them online?” And that also helps with member retention, too. If you’re getting back to people right away and answering questions publicly, people really see your organization is committed to helping them. Many have navigated that challenge successfully, but the path has been bumpy. While the challenges that faced early adopters have receded, ramping up a social media component in organizations accustomed to controlling the message isn’t without obstacles. Click here for our full series of Association Summit speaker Q&A’s. Jonas: We were using it a bit ad hoc, where people in different departments were using Facebook, say, but there was no centralized person providing guidelines or making goals and having measurements. Jonas: I was able to show my executive director how much traffic social media was sending to our website. We used Google Analytics, and showed that social media was the number one referrer for traffic to the site. And that’s important because that’s where people buy our products, sign up for conferences and become members. As we got more sophisticated I started putting promo codes that were social media only, and then we could prove that buying, or registering or becoming members based on what they were seeing on social channels. It gave additional proof that it was worth investing in. As a panelist for the “Developing a Customized Social Strategy” session at the Folio: Association Media Summit in Washington, D.C., she’ll talk about the NSTA’s embrace of social media and the lessons learned. Here, enjoy a preview of some of those insights. Folio: How is it meeting that test? Overall, it’s much more about joining the discussion already out there and learning from it; what are our members talking about, what do they need us to do, or maybe adding value to the conversation.last_img read more

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CES 2019 Moores Law is dead says Nvidias CEO

first_img Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang shows off the new RTX 2060 graphics card at an event at CES 2019.  James Martin/CNET RIP Moore’s Law. You had a good run. At least that’s what Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang believes. The executive, who co-founded graphics-chip maker Nvidia, on Wednesday declared that “Moore’s Law isn’t possible anymore.”A key part of semiconductor manufacturing is shrinking the components called transistors, the extraordinarily tiny electronic switches that process data for everything from the clocks in microwave ovens to the artificial intelligence algorithms running in our phones.  CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. See It CES 2019 Share your voice 3:55 11 Comments Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Best Buy $999 All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Nvidia CEO demos next-generation computer graphics at… See It Intel Nvidia Samsung $999 Components Computers Mobilecenter_img See It Sprint Intel co-founder Gordon Moore in 1965 predicted a steady, two-year cadence of chip improvements that would double a processor’s performance every couple of years. Moore’s Law became more than a guideline for computer processor manufacturing. It’s instead evolved into a shorthand definition for innovation at regular intervals, and has become a self-fulfilling prophecy driving the tech industry. Those regular improvements in iPhones, Samsung Galaxy smartphones and various other devices are thanks to Moore’s Law. But as the scale of chip components gets closer and closer to that of individual atoms, it’s gotten harder to keep up the pace of Moore’s Law. It’s now more expensive and more technically difficult to double the number of transistors — and thus the processing power — for a given chip every two years. “Moore’s Law used to grow at 10x every five years [and] 100x every 10 years,” Huang said during a Q&A panel with a small group of reporters and analysts at CES 2019. “Right now Moore’s Law is growing a few percent every year. Every 10 years maybe only 2s. … So Moore’s Law has finished.” 85 Photos See also $999 Apple iPhone XS Moore’s Law is the reason your iPhone is so thin and cheap Samsung carves faster processors with new, sharper light scalpel Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card brings better gaming to cheaper hardware $999 Boost Mobile See it Tags This isn’t the first time Huang has declared Moore’s Law to be over. He’s made similar comments over the past couple of years. Intel, for its part, doesn’t think Moore’s Law is dead. Companies are just finding new ways to keep it going, like Intel’s new 3D chip stacking. The manufacturing technology it calls Foveros stacks different chip elements directly on top of each other, a move that should dramatically increase performance and the range of chips Intel can profitably sell.”Elements of this debate have been going on since the early 2000s,” Intel Chief Technology Officer Michael Mayberry said in an EETimes post in August. “Meanwhile, technologists ignore the debate and keep making progress.”The worry for the technology industry is that once semiconductor advancements slow down, so too will overall electronics innovation. It’s the shrinking of processors that improves battery life, lowers costs and boosts performance of devices. Semiconductor strugglesIntel, which long was the leader in semiconductor manufacturing, has repeatedly delayed its move to 10 nanometers, while other companies, like Samsung, are shipping more advanced 7nm chips. Though some, like Huang, have declared Moore’s Law to be over, materials scientists continue to find ways of stretching today’s silicon transistor technology even as they dig into alternatives. (For instance, super thin sheets of carbon graphene.)”Moore’s Law, by the strictest definition of doubling chip densities every two years, isn’t happening anymore,” Moor Insights & Strategy analyst Patrick Moorhead said. “If we stop shrinking chips, it will be catastrophic to every tech industry.”But he noted that the industry is embracing other kinds of computing using GPUs (which Nvidia makes), advanced software frameworks and tools, and new ways of packaging the chip circuitry. MediaTek Financial Chief David Ku, meanwhile, said he wouldn’t call Moore’s Law dead but noted that it’s slowing down. MediaTek, a Taiwanese company that makes mobile chips, is currently on 7nm chips, and it will soon be working on 5nm, Ku said. “We still see a lot of benefits of [lower] power consumption,” he said in an interview at CES. “But probably we don’t get as much of the cost savings as we got in the past.” Ku noted that the chip expense may even rise a bit as the manufacturing process requires more complex equipment like EUV lithography machines. “Even with [Moore’s Law] slowing down, that doesn’t mean [it’s going to] stop,” Ku said. Originally published on Jan. 9 at 11:46 a.m. PTUpdate at 5:23 p.m. PT with comments from MediaTek.Update at 12:20 p.m PT on Jan. 16 with Intel comments. Now playing: Watch this: CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone Xlast_img read more

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Harleen Sethis latest post on breakup with Vicky Kaushal will melt your

first_imgVicky Kaushal and Harleen SethiInstagramFans of Uri actor Vicky Kaushal were happy to see him dating actress Harleen Sethi. Although some female fans may have been jealous of her, it came as a shock to all in March 2019 when strong rumours suggested Vicky and Harleen had broken up. This speculation happened when it was noticed that Harleen Sethi had suddenly unfollowed Vicky Kaushal on social media.Vicky Kaushal recently admitted to being single, while Harleen Sethi is said to be going through depression and also dealing with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In a post on Instagram today, Harleen Sethi has shared a beautiful poem on heartbreak, failure and finding strength again.’Link ups don’t build me, Breakups don’t break me, Wins don’t fill me, Failures don’t kill me,’ says Harleen Sethi in her poem on Instagram, which is an obvious reference to her recent heartbreak. Read the full poem here:”From where I started To where I’ve come I dint design this path His will was welcomeFearlessly hustling Energetic and bustling I found who I was A small fish in a big pond I enjoyed the eccentricities Performances and anxieties Feeling alive everyday Making a mark in my own wayLink ups don’t build me Breakups don’t break me Wins don’t fill me Failures don’t kill meI feel complete I feel sufficient I have my own swag I am my own tag.”When they were dating, Vicky Kaushal had revealed about Harleen Sethi on an episode of Famously Filmfare, “We happened to meet through common friends. It felt right from the very beginning. We never questioned it. The beginning isn’t too far off. It only started last year. It was beautiful to get to know each other. But at the same time, feeling right from the very beginning. And whatever happened, happened in a very organic way. We didn’t rush it or question it. It just seemed right. We enjoy each other’s company. We are our best critics. It’s a happy space.”On Novemember 27 last year, for ALT Balaji’s Broken But Beautiful web series premiere, Harleen Sethi had posted a video on Instagram and captioned her post thus: “My heartbreak taught me I am the centre of my universe.. That self love is not selfish.. Introspect regularly and give unconditionally… Here’s my truth and my #broken story.” Of course, this was just for the web series. Who knew a heartbreak would turn out to be true?last_img read more

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Kulfi Kumar Bajewala actress Vidya Sinha passes away due to heart and

first_imgVidya Sinha passes awayYouTube ScreenshotVeteran actress Vidya Sinha, who is known for her role in popular show Kulfi Kumar Bajewala reportedly passed away on Thursday afternoon.Vidya was suffering from lung and heart diseases, and was admitted to Criticare hospital in Mumbai in a critical condition. While she was under ventilation, doctors could not save her.Vidya, whose last Bollywood film was Salman Khan’s Bodyguard, remained away from Kulfi Kumar Bajewala since couple of months due to her critical health condition, according to reports.Vidya had worked in several films like Multi, Pati Patni Aur Who, Safed Jhoot, Saboot, Inkaar, Bodyguard among many others. She has also been a prominent face in the Indian TV industry.Born in 1947, Vidya had married her Tamil Brahmin neighbour named Venkateshwaran Iyer in 1968, and had adopted a daughter Jhanvi in 1989. After demise of her first husband in 1996, the actress had tied the knot with Australia-based doctor Netaji Bhimrao Salunke. However, her second marriage did not end up happily and they got divorced after she had accused him of physical and mental torture.last_img read more

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Money management for millenials

first_imgMillennials as a group believes in living for the present. They are clued in about social media and online trends, are tech savvy and comfortable using mobile apps for almost everything, whether it be ordering food or a cab ride to online banking and investment. With the availability of EMIs and easy financing, cost is no longer an issue when making a purchase. Experts list seven tips for millennials to ensure they maintain the standard of living they are used to:Track spends and bill payments smartly, set a budgetUsing apps that track spends makes this very simple. Not only are spends displayed and managed automatically, the app also shows upcoming bill reminders for credit cards and other utilities. Setting a budget ensures there is no overspending.Save at least 10 per cent of salary every monthLiving on the edge, or from one salary to the next, is not a good idea, and each month, it is prudent to set aside at least 10 per cent of the salary towards savings as soon as it is credited. This can be an SIP in an equity fund or debt fund, or even a Fixed Deposit, depending on risk profile.Explore different investment classesWhile most families in India have grown up with the belief that a Fixed Deposit is the only way to invest, there are many other options available, right from equity and debt mutual funds and stock markets to gold, real estate, art and so on. Appetite for risk should always be factored in before choosing any of these options.Get a health insurance cover”Live for the moment” seems glamorous, but an accident or medical emergency can lead to a financial disaster and impact lifestyle. When young, there are lesser chances of pre-existing diseases and so premium is much lower and this should be utilised to get a Rs 5 lakh or even a Rs 10 lakh cover.Get tax planning in orderAvoid waiting till February or March, by planning tax saving investments from April itself when the financial year begins. Once salary details are known, check tax liability and how much tax can be saved by exploring all avenues available. If planning to invest in Public Provident Fund (PPF) or tax saving mutual funds, start contribution early and monthly. For mutual funds, set up a Systematic Investment Plan (SIP), so the money is invested each month and not a large outflow later.Keep an emergency fundLoss of job, an accident or illness etc cause a strain on finances, even with health insurance. Once monthly spend pattern is known, this emergency fund should take care of living expenses and upcoming commitments, and be easily accessible.Stick to the planAll plans can go waste if they exist only on paper; so self discipline is extremely important to ensure all spends are tracked, and investments are completed as planned.last_img read more

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UKs NICE Supports Use of Hydrogel Spacer in Prostate Cancer Treatment

first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more September 8, 2017 — Augmenix Inc. announced that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the U.K. has issued Interventional Procedure Guidance (IPG) supporting the use of a hydrogel barrier to reduce the risk of toxicity to surrounding tissue in radiotherapy to treat prostate cancer. The guidance recommends use of hydrogel spacers under “standard arrangements”. For a procedure to be recommended for use with standard arrangements (previously called “normal arrangements”), the evidence should be adequate to show safety and efficacy of the procedure both in the long term and short term. NICE’s guidance clearly indicates that this procedure meets the highest evidence standards.The designation is based in part on three-year follow-up data from a Phase III prospective, randomized clinical trial involving the use of SpaceOAR hydrogel, a technology developed by Augmenix to reduce the risk of rectal injury in men receiving prostate cancer radiation therapy (RT) by acting as a spacer that pushes the rectum away from the prostate during treatment.The IPG designation positions U.K. radiation oncologists and urologists to offer use of a hydrogel spacer such as SpaceOAR as an option for men with prostate cancer who want to reduce their risk of side effects including rectal toxicity, incontinence and loss of sexual function associated with radiotherapy.“Radiation therapy has been proven to be a highly effective treatment option for many men with prostate cancer, but in many cases patients are concerned about potential side effects related to rectal toxicity, incontinence or sexual function,” said Prof. Heather Payne, a consultant in clinical oncology at University College Hospital, London. “The IPG designation provides important further validation of the benefits of a hydrogel barrier in reducing the risk of side effects, helping patients to proceed to treatment with greater comfort and confidence.”SpaceOAR hydrogel reduces rectal injury in men receiving prostate cancer radiation therapy by acting as a spacer – pushing the rectum away from the prostate. This space between organs decreases the radiation dose to the rectum and other organs at risk (OAR). Earlier this year, Augmenix announced published data from their prospective, randomized clinical trial showing that patients treated with SpaceOAR hydrogel prior to prostate cancer radiotherapy demonstrated significant rectal (bowel), urinary and sexual benefits through three years of follow-up.“Our goal in the management of prostate cancer is to identify the most effective treatment options for each patient, and we always have to keep in mind their concerns about side effects that can affect their health and quality of life,” said Suneil Jain, NMD, senior lecturer and consultant in clinical oncology at Queen’s University Belfast. “With SpaceOAR Hydrogel, we have a proven safe option to help address some of the most important concerns that patients have about radiotherapy, including bowel toxicity and loss of sexual function.”For more information: www.augmenix.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Related Content News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | September 08, 2017 U.K.’s NICE Supports Use of Hydrogel Spacer in Prostate Cancer Treatment Decision based on data involving use of SpaceOAR hydrogel to protect surrounding tissue during radiotherapy to treat prostate cancer News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more last_img read more

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La Seles third scoreboard tracks domestic violence calls

first_imgRelated posts:FEDEFUTBOL official: FIFA scandal won’t affect Costa Rica’s upcoming matches With focus on next round, winning Group D less of a priority, says Wanchope President Solís says Sele’s victories portend good things for Costa Rica Costa Rica’s last hurrah in historic World Cup run The scoreboard barely changed for most of Costa Rica’sworld cup qualifying game against Haiti on Friday, but a third ticker labeled VCM steadily climbed throughout the game, topping 30 at the final whistle. This tally had nothing to do with football, but rather the people watching the game. It tracked the number of domestic violence calls police were receiving.Dubbed the “Tercer Marcador,” or the third scoreboard, the project was a joint effort between television station Teletica, the National Women’s Institute (INAMU) and ad agency J. Walter Thompson designed to bring awareness to the increase in domestic violence during football games.“The game is a party for much of society,” J. Walter Thompson employee David Carvajal told Teletica, “but there is one part of the population that suffers during the game.”According to INAMU, police receive an average of 150 more domestic violence calls on game days than normal. Police attribute the spike in violence to increased alcohol consumption and frustration caused by the game.The Tercer Marcador made its debut during the 2014 World Cup, when police received at least 350 reports per game. Costa Rica’s match against Greece, which marked the first time the country qualified for the World Cup quarterfinals, saw the highest number of calls at 486.While women’s advocates throughout the country have applauded the awareness campaign, INAMU statistics show that women and children are most likely to experience violence several hours after the game is over, long after the Tercer Marcador stops ticking. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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