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Taylor resident requests zoning bylaw variance for chickens and rooster

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – At a District of Taylor Council meeting, on Monday, Council heard from a citizen requesting for a variance to a zoning bylaw.Tammy Smith is requesting that Council makes a variance to the zoning bylaw to accommodate her chickens and one rooster, this following a complaint the District had received from an undisclosed resident.The District did not disclose the specific complaint but did list their own reasons for not allowing a rooster within District limits, such as noise issues. As for the limit of chickens, Council said they referred to other communities and found that six was a good maximum to keep down on smell and noise.Smith says she keeps her coop and yard clean by using wood shavings and proper ventilation, so there would be no concern for a smell. As for noise, her chickens are locked up at night until mid-morning.The matter is now before the Protection Committee for further review.last_img read more

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Dont take work stress if suffering from BP

first_imgIf you are finding it hard to deal with the pressure at the workplace, there is more reason to worry. New research has found that work stress and impaired sleep are linked to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with hypertension. “Sleep should be a time for recreation, unwinding, and restoring energy levels. If you have stress at work, sleep helps you recover,” said study author Karl-Heinz Ladwig, Professor at Technical University of Munich, Germany. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainCompared to those with no work stress and good sleep, people with both risk factors had a three times greater likelihood of death from cardiovascular disease, showed the findings published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. People with work stress alone had a 1.6-fold higher risk while those with only poor sleep had a 1.8-times higher risk, the study said. In the study, work stress was defined as jobs with high demand and low control — for example when an employer wants results but denies authority to make decisions. “If you have high demands but also high control, in other words you can make decisions, this may even be positive for health,” said Ladwig.last_img read more

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Moroccan Catholic Representatives Submit Jerusalem Appeal to UN Chief

Rabat – Morocco’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Omar Hilale, and the papal ambassador to the UN, Bernardito Auza, jointly conveyed to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres the “Jerusalem appeal,” that King Mohammed VI and Pope Francis signed during the pope’s visit to Morocco March 30-31.Through the “Jerusalem appeal,” King Mohammed VI and Pope Francis, recognized the uniqueness and sacred character of Jerusalem, known in Arabic as Al-Quds Al-Sharif. The two leaders noted Jerusalem’s spiritual significance and its special vocation as a city of peace.Ambassador Hilale and the papal ambassador, officially an “apostolic nuncio,” also delivered the appeal to the chairman of the UN’s Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, Ambassador Cheikh Niang. Cheikh Niang will hold a meeting in Palestine next Wednesday, April 10, with the UN high representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, Miguel Angel, and with all permanent missions and observations in New York.Representatives from the Arab Group at the UN, who held a meeting on Tuesday, under the chairmanship of Permanent Representative Hilale, commended the enlightened vision of King Mohammed VI. They also praised the signing of the appeal, which is in line with international law and the fundamental principles of the Arab and Islamic community. The appeal is also part of the support for the Palestinian people’s right to liberation and the establishment of a state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side by side with Israel. read more

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UN to mark Galileos first use of telescope to unlock mysteries on

3 January 2008The United Nations will mark the 400th anniversary next year of Galileo’s use of the telescope to gaze at the stars by focusing its attention on stimulating interest worldwide, especially among young people, in astronomy and science. Under the theme “The Universe, yours to discover,” the Organization has proclaimed 2009 the International Year of Astronomy and designated the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as its lead agency, with the International Astronomical Union (IAU) acting as implementing body. “Encouraging the spirit of discovery and sharing of fundamental knowledge about the Universe and our place in its midst, it (the year) will provide an ongoing platform for international cooperation beyond all barriers including age, race, gender, status, time, place, and space,” UNESCO said in a news release today. To date, 99 nations and 14 organizations have decided to contribute to promoting the Year – an unprecedented network of committed communicators and educators in astronomy.In close cooperation with IAU, UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre will pursue the “Astronomy and World Heritage” initiative launched in 2003 to promote the nomination of cultural property linked to astronomy. Many State Parties to UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention have already designated national institutions which will identify the most representative sites and propose them for nomination on the World Heritage List.UNESCO’s Space Education Programme (SEP) organizes workshops for secondary level students and teachers in developing countries in cooperation with their Ministries of Education and of Science & Technology, planetariums, science centres, industry and non-governmental organizations.It has donated portable telescopes to schools through an agreement with Meade Instruments and the National Space Society’s “Permission to Dream” initiative. Cooperation will be enhanced for further educational activities and organization of events related to the Year. read more

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Facebook stock follows market falls sharply 2 weeks after public debut

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Facebook’s stock is falling with the broader market following a weak jobs report that showed the U.S. economy adding far fewer jobs than expected.Shares of Facebook Inc. fell US$1.68, or 5.7 per cent, to US$27.92 in midday trading Friday.That’s down more than 26 per cent from its initial public offering price of $38. And it’s down about 12.5 per cent for the week.Facebook began trading on the Nasdaq two weeks ago Friday on a day marred by trading glitches and general investor confusion.The IPO capped the worst week for the U.S. stock market so far this year.Baird analyst Colin Sebastian started coverage of Facebook’s stock Friday with an “Outperform” rating and a target price of $37. The keyword, he says, is potential — in advertising, payments and e-commerce. by News Staff Posted Jun 1, 2012 11:54 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Facebook stock follows market, falls sharply 2 weeks after public debut read more

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Films with onscreen smoking should carry warnings to protect children – UN

“With ever tighter restrictions on tobacco advertising, film remains one of the last channels exposing millions of adolescents to smoking imagery without restrictions,” said Douglas Bettcher, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) Director for the Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases. “Smoking in films can be a strong form of promotion for tobacco products. The 180 Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) are obliged by international law to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.”According to the new WHO Smoke-free movies: from evidence to action, the third edition since its launch in 2009, studies in the United States have shown that on-screen smoking accounts for 37 per cent of all new adolescent smokers. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that in the United States alone, exposure to on-screen smoking would recruit more than six million new, young smokers from among American children in 2014, two million of whom would ultimately die from tobacco-induced diseases.In 2014, smoking was found in 44 per cent of all Hollywood films, and 36 per cent of those rated for young people. Almost two thirds (59 per cent) of top-grossing films featured tobacco imagery between 2002 and 2014. That same year, the US Surgeon General reported that adult ratings of future films with smoking would reduce smoking rates among young Americans by nearly one fifth and avert one million tobacco-related deaths among today’s children and adolescents.Many films produced outside of the United States also contain smoking scenes. Surveys have shown that tobacco imagery was found in top-grossing films produced in six European countries (Germany, Iceland, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom), and two Latin American countries (Argentina and Mexico). Nine in 10 movies from Iceland and Argentina contain smoking, including films rated for young people, the report states.The WHO Smoke-Free Movie report, in line with WHO FCTC, the guidelines, recommends policy measures including age classification ratings to reduce overall exposure of youth to tobacco imagery, certifying in credits that producers receive nothing of value from anyone in exchange for using or displaying tobacco products, and ending display of tobacco brands. Strong anti-smoking advertisements should be shown before films containing tobacco imagery in all distribution channels (cinemas, televisions, online) and media productions that promote smoking should be ineligible for public subsidies. Armando Peruga, programme manager of WHO’s Tobacco-Free Initiative, says some countries have taken steps to limit tobacco imagery in films. “China has ordered that ‘excessive’ smoking scenes should not be shown in films. India has implemented new rules on tobacco imagery and brand display in domestic and imported films and TV programmes,” he added. “But more can and must be done.” read more

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Tinder launches crackdown on tiger selfies following pressure from animal charities

first_img“We urge you to take down your tiger photos, tag your friends to do it too, or simply join the conversation on social with #NoTigerSelfies.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The company wrote in a blog post: “It’s time for the tiger selfies to go.”More often than not, these photos take advantage of beautiful creatures that have been torn from their natural environment. Wild animals deserve to live in the wild. “We are looking to you, as part of our Tinder community, to make a change. Take down your tiger photos, and we will make it worth your while by donating $10,000 to Project Cat in honor of International Tiger Day.”The app manufacturers then advised users post pictures of themselves enjoying nature in other ways. The dating app Tinder has asked users to stop taking selfies with tigers after pressure from animal activists.Campaigners pointed out that there are more tigers in American zoos, roadside attractions and backyards (an estimated 5,000) than there are left in the wild (an estimated 3,200). Many Tumblr blogs and Instagram sites mock the large number of app users who advertise themselves with pictures of tigers. These include: planting a tree, walking to work, volunteering at an animal shelter, conserving water by drinking rosé and enjoying a summer sesame falafel bowl at your favorite vegan eatery. Tinder then said: “See? It’s that easy—and we promise that your profile will be just as fierce without the drugged animals.last_img read more

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Major new Elecmetal mill liners foundry in Changzhou

first_imgME Elecmetal, part of the Santiago, Chile-based Claro Group, has announced a $45 million project to construct a specialty steel-casting foundry in China. The facility, with a production capacity of 30,000 t/y of mill liners, will be located in the city of Changzhou in Jiangsu province. Project engineering is in the final stage of development and construction is slated to begin in the third quarter of 2012. ME Elecmetal anticipates facility startup in 2013’s fourth quarter. The foundry’s output will support hard rock mining and milling operations, primarily for large-scale mining operations in the Asia Pacific region that are experiencing increasing demand.“The Changzhou facility will allow us to more quickly respond to our existing and potential customer base in the Asia Pacific region,” said President Andy Fulton. “The liner facility, coupled with our joint venture ball plant, offers a strong manufacturing platform to achieve our goal of being the preferred provider of total grinding solutions to this expanding market.” In 2011, the company teamed with Long Teng Special Steel to construct a joint venture media ball plant. The 50:50-owned entity – ME Long Teng Grinding Media (Changshu) Co Ltd – manufactures high-quality grinding media products designed and engineered by ME Elecmetal that are marketed worldwide under the ME Super SAG and ME Ultra Grind brand names. Due to increased demand in global markets, a significant portion of the plant’s production is committed to several ME Elecmetal customers. ME Elecmetal and Long Teng Special Steel are continuing their investment plan to expand grinding ball production capacity to 370,000 t/y.ME Elecmetal, with its US headquarters in Minneapolis, is a leading producer of highly engineered impact and abrasion resistant castings used in crushing and milling applications. With its parent company, Elecmetal SA, the company operates foundries in the US in Duluth and Tempe, with a licensee in Mexico. Elecmetal SA operates similar foundries in Santiago and Rancagua, Chile. The company serves its expanding international markets, currently in 30 countries, through sales offices in North and South America, Australia, India, the UK, South Africa, Bulgaria and Russia. In 2011, 33% of the ME Elecmetal’s total revenue was derived from international sales. The company has 1,000 employees, primarily in Chile and the US, as well as in China, Brazil and Canada.last_img read more

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Danas new drivetrain solutions for mining

first_imgAt MINExpo in Las Vegas this week, Dana Incorporated made a number of announcements about their efficient drivetrain solutions for load haul dumpers and underground mining trucks. These technologies include the new Spicer® 20D planetary rigid non-steering axle, which delivers 25 to 40% more load capacity over previous models and is designed for mid-sized mining vehicles.In addition, the new long-drop version of the Spicer TE14 hydrodynamic transmission now has improved shifting along with more precise manoeuvering and simpler maintenance. It has been paired with the new remote-mounted Spicer C3000 torque converter, which has been updated with additional capacity to maximise the performance of larger engines and pumps in high-energy duty cycles.Dana also upgraded drivetrain solutions for small-sized underground mining vehicles with the new Spicer 182 and Spicer 183 planetary rigid non-steering axles. These axles offer an enhanced braking system for controlled operating conditions on uneven surfaces, along with improved performance and better mechanical efficiency.Dana also announced a new optional package featuring Spicer® Smart Suite™ technology for the mining industry as well. This integrated system of connected-vehicle features turns passive drivetrain components into active sources of intelligence to improve the efficiency and precision of load transfers, among other benefits.last_img read more

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Mincon completes acquisition of Driconeq

first_imgMincon has completed the acquisition of Driconeq AB, the holding company for the Driconeq Group of companies. Driconeq is a leading global supplier of high quality drill pipes and accessories for down-the-hole (DTH), rotary and reverse-circulation applications with factories in Sunne, Sweden, Johannesburg, South Africa and Perth Australia. An integral part of the group is the heat treatment business, HARDtekno, located in Kristinehamn in Sweden.“The factories are an excellent fit for the Mincon manufacturing and business footprint, being close to existing key Mincon facilities and management and giving us a worldwide brand in drill pipe and associated products. This is a fine addition to our product categories and will fit naturally with the products we already sell, and the many customers we already supply. Our current drill pipe manufacturer, Viqing Group, which we acquired last year, will be combined with the Driconeq Group, and add its rapidly building sales to this product category for the Group. The management teams in Sunne, where both businesses are headquartered, will be merged as agreed.”last_img read more

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Samsung obligé de retirer sa Galaxy tab 77 de lIFA 2011

first_imgSamsung obligé de retirer sa Galaxy tab 7.7 de l’IFA 2011Le constructeur sud-coréen a été contraint de retirer sa tablette tactile du salon de l’électronique grand public de Berlin en raison de son interdiction de vente en Allemagne.En pleine bataille judiciaire avec Apple, Samsung doit en assumer les conséquences au plus mauvais moment, lors de l’édition 2011 du salon de l’électronique grand public de Berlin, l’IFA. Le constructeur asiatique a ainsi dû retirer sa tablette tactile Galaxy Tab 7.7 en raison d’une décision, intervenue vendredi, du tribunal de Düsseldorf d’interdire sa vente en Allemagne, relaye l’AFP. À lire aussiArirang AS1201, Achim : la Corée du Nord se dote d’un smartphone Android et d’une tablette tactile “Samsung respecte la décision du tribunal (…) et a donc décidé de ne plus exposer de Galaxy Tab 7.7 au IFA”, a ainsi expliqué le communiqué du groupe. Cette décision, qui fait suite à celle intervenue mi-août à propos de la tablette tactile 10.1, est le fruit de la bataille engagée avec Apple, où les deux protagonistes ne cessent de s’accuser de copier et de violer des brevets. Ce sont ainsi les smartphones iPhone (Apple) et Galaxy S (Samsung) et les tablettes tactiles iPad (Apple) et Galaxy Tab (Samsung) qui sont notamment concernés.Le 5 septembre 2011 à 14:58 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Resident Evil 2 Thong Mod Makes Mr X A Lover Not A

first_img 2019 isn’t even two months old yet and it’s already been a great year for video games. And one of the biggest reasons why is Resident Evil 2, a stunning remake of one of the best entries in Capcom’s classic survival horror franchise. Resident Evil 2 is dripping with tension, between its apocalyptic Raccoon City and its zombie-filled police station. But by far the biggest source of dread is Mr. X, a unkillable zombie tyrant who slowly stalks you throughout the game, popping up at the worst times to strangle you with his bare hands.Mr. X’s unstoppable silent might is what mostly makes him so terrifying. But don’t dismiss his style either, wearing a black trenchcoat and hat like a hulking government agent. However, what if you could change that outfit? Would that make it easier to face your fears? Try it yourself with this Mr. X thong mod.Resident Evil 2 is available on PC as well as consoles, and therefore enterprising players can mod it into whatever nonsense their imagination allows. When the game launched folks went to town adding an audio trigger that played DMX’s “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” whenever Mr. X appeared to give it to you. But this sexy new “Beach Boy X” mod is even more impressive in its loving ridiculousness.As you can see the mod strips Mr. X of his outerwear, leaving only his chiseled blue and bald Doctor Manhattan-esque body. The only clothing left are his flip flops and a banana hammock featuring the logo of his masters at the Umbrella Corporation. It’ll send shivers down your spine. And you can download it right here.Thong or no thong, Mr. X in Resident Evil 2 is a stellar part of a fantastic game. For more on Resident Evil rejoice that the franchise is good again and check out the goriest Resident Evil toys. ‘Project Resistance’ Trailer Shows New Multiplayer ‘Resident Evil’‘Teppen’ Is Capcom vs. Card Games Stay on targetlast_img read more

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2017 Legislative Preview: Lawmakers set out priorities

first_imgThe 2017 Washington state legislative session is likely to be dominated by education funding as lawmakers struggle to meet a pressing deadline to fully fund the state’s public schools.Southwest Washington lawmakers, particularly Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, and Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, will play key roles in solving the school funding crisis. But the region’s legislators have a long list of additional priorities they intend to accomplish this session, including curbing the number of distracted drivers on the road and designating replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge as a project of statewide significance.And for the first time in years, the crew representing the region in Olympia plans to regularly meet as a delegation. In previous sessions, the delegation struggled with a lack of trust and personality conflicts, which contributed to a difficulty in delivering the region’s top priorities.Not anymore.“We’re going to meet every week while in session,” Harris said. “We’ll take a hot topic, like the bridge or capital budget issues, and prioritize and … consider what’s best for the region and what will best serve all people in Southwest Washington.”Here’s a look at what the Southwest Washington delegation hopes to accomplish during the 2017 legislative session, which starts Monday.Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La CenterA member of the Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee, Rivers will be at the center of the state’s efforts to solve the school funding crisis.last_img read more

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Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson to join Hoffenheim on loan deal

first_imgArsenal have reportedly decided to sanction Reiss Nelson’s season-long loan move to German side HoffenheimThe 18-year-old is highly-rated at the Emirates but has found opportunities hard to come by.Nelson has under 12 months remaining on his current contract and is keen to secure himself regular first-team action.The Daily Mirror reports that a compromise has now been reached between Nelson and Arsenal.The agreement involves Nelson being allowed to go on loan for the remainder of the current campaign.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.In return, the young forward will agree to sign a new deal with the Gunners.Nelson has made a total of 16 appearances in all competitions for the senior side.But new boss Unai Emery is unlikely to give Nelson much playing time this year.Therefore, Arsenal have reached an agreement with Hoffenheim to loan Nelson.The Bundesliga club signed former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry on loan from Bayern Munich last season.last_img read more

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Hallandale Beach officials lift boil water notice prompted by plant pipe burst

first_imgHALLANDALE BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – The City of Hallandale Beach has lifted a boil water notice days after a pipe burst at a water treatment plant.Officials said the break took place at the water plant at 630 NW 2nd St. on Wednesday.The pipe burst caused a significant drop in water pressure citywide, leaving businesses near the water plant with a dry spell.Crews managed to open a connecting pipe from North Miami Beach, allowing area businesses to restore water pressure but not the water quality.However, officials said, recent compliance tests have revealed the water is safe to drink, as of late Saturday afternoon.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Hyder border to reopen for 24hour access

first_imgThe border between Hyder, Alaska, and Stewart, British Columbia, soon will be open 24-hours a day.Download Audio:Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office announced today that after many discussions with her office, the Canadian government has agreed to work with U.S. officials to open the gate — and keep it open, all the time.(Photo via KRBD.org)“This is an imminent change. This is not something that’s going to happen overnight, we don’t have a timetable,” Murkowski spokesman, Matthew Felling, said. “But the good news is that the political obstacles to removing the lock-box and key approach have been removed, and a resolution has been reached.”The border has historically been open 24-hours a day, but starting this spring, Canadian officials decided to cut costs by closing the border between midnight and 8 a.m.The approximately 100 residents of Hyder, who depend on Stewart for medical care, were concerned about access to emergency services. The Canadian government responded with a proposal that emergency providers could have a key to open the gate when needed.There also was concern about how the closure would affect tourism for both communities. Many visitors stay in Stewart and then cross the border early in the morning to visit the popular bear-viewing facility in Hyder.Felling said that with the new agreement in place, people on the Canadian side of the border will be able to cross between midnight and 8 a.m. without stopping or checking in.“For Americans or tourists on the American side of the border going to travel into Canada, there will be some sort of electronic box, a display, a camera, where they report their – it might be a license, it might be a passport – they will  have to report in and announce that they’re entering the country,” he said.Felling said there likely will be a faster process available for people needing emergency medical care. He said officials are still figuring out the details on how the system will work, so a precise timeline is not yet known.The overnight border closure went into effect April 1.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | July 29, 2010 Philips Acquires Chinese Ultrasound Maker 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read more Related Content 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies.center_img read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more July 30, 2010 – Royal Philips Electronics acquired a leading Chinese manufacturer of ultrasound transducers.The acquisition of Shanghai Apex Electronics Technology Co. Ltd. strengthens Philips’ portfolio of transducers specifically aimed at the value segment in emerging markets.The acquisition marks another step in Philips’ expanding presence in emerging markets, following the earlier acquisitions of Meditronics and Alpha X-Ray Technologies in India, Shenzhen Goldway Industrial in China and VMI Sistemas Medicos and Dixtal in Brazil. In 2009, Philips also announced the establishment of an industrial and R&D facility for imaging systems in Suzhou, China. Most recently, in 2010, Philips acquired health care informatics company Tecso Informatica in Brazil and established a partnership with medical equipment manufacturer Electron for the development of health care products in Russia. For more information: www.philips.com/newscenter FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more last_img read more

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React Native announces rearchitecture of the framework for better performance

first_imgReact Native, the cross-platform mobile development framework from Facebook is going under a complete rewrite with a focus on better flexibility and improved integration with native infrastructure. Why React Native 5 years ago when React Native was announced at React.js conf 2015, Facebook opened the doors for web developers and engineers who wanted to take their existing skill set into the world of mobile development. Since then React Native has been nothing short of a phenomenon. React Native has come a long way since then, becoming the 13th most popular open source project on Github. React Native came with the promise of revolutionizing the user interface development process with its core set of cross-platform UI primitives, and its popular declarative rendering pattern. Previously, there have been many frameworks which branded themselves as “Cross-Platform” like Ionic and Cordova, but simply put, they just rendered inside a web view, or an “HTML5 app,” or a “hybrid app.” These apps lacked the native feel of an Android/ iOS app made with Java/ Swift and led to a terrible user experience. React Native, on the other hand, works a bit differently where the User Interface(UI) components are kept in the native block and the business logic is kept in the JavaScript block. At any user interaction/request, the UI block detects the change and sends it to the JavaScript block, which processes the request and sends back the data to the UI block. This allows the UI block to perform with native experience since the processing is done somewhere else. The Dawn Of A New Beginning As cool as these features may sound, working with React Native is quite difficult. If there is a feature that you need to add that is not yet supported by the React Native library, developers have to write their own Native Module in the corresponding language, which can then be linked to the React Native codebase. There are several native modules which are not present in the ecosystem like gesture-handling and native navigation. Complex hacks are required to include them in the native components. For apps with complex integration between React Native and existing app code, this is frustrating. Sophie Alpert, Engineering Manager at Facebook, mentioned in a blog post named State of React 2018, “We’re rewriting many of React Native’s internals, but most of the changes are under the hood: existing React Native apps will continue to work with few or no changes.” This comes with no surprise as clearly Facebook cares about developer experience and hence decided to go ahead with this architectural change with almost no breaking changes. A similar move which was applauded was when they transitioned to React Fiber. This new architectural change is in favor of making the framework more lightweight and better fit into existing native apps involving three major internal changes: New and improved threading Model It will be possible to call synchronously into JavaScript on any thread for high-priority updates while keeping low-priority work off the main thread. New Async Rendering Capabilities This will allow multiple rendering priorities and to simplify asynchronous data handling Lighter and faster bridge Direct calls between native and JavaScript are more efficient and will make it easier to build debugging tools like cross-language stack traces. Along with these architectural changes Facebook also hinted to slim down React Native to make it fit better with the JavaScript ecosystem. This includes making the VM and bundler swappable. React Native is a brilliantly designed cross-platform framework which gave a new dimension to mobile development and a new hope to web developers. Is this restructuring going to cement its place as a top player in the mobile development marketplace? Only time will tell. Till then you can read more about the upcoming changes on their official website. Read Next: Is React Native is really Native framework? Building VR experiences with React VR 2.0 Jest 23, Facebook’s popular framework for testing React applications is now releasedlast_img read more

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Coops lacked sophisticated auditing skills inquiry told

first_imgKypros Protopapas, a former Co-op supervisor, said that the demise of the co-operative banking sector resulted from Cyprus’ failure to adhere to its commitment to speed up foreclosure procedures, the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) reported on Wednesday.Protopapas, who served as deputy superintendent at the Authority for Supervision and Development of Co-operative Societies (ASDCS), was the second witness to testify on Wednesday to the committee probing the causes of the Co-op failure.“We in Cyprus tend not to do what we promise foreigners,” he said.Constantinos Carmios, the former head of the agency auditing co-operatives, said that smaller units lacked the sophistication to prepare financial statements which delayed audit procedures. Carmios was the third witness to testify on Wednesday.“The time it takes to foreclose is a very important factor; we told them foreclosures would be possible within five years which never happened,” Protopapas said.The Cyprus Co-operative Bank, into which taxpayers injected €1.7 billion in 2014 and 2015, was compelled into selling its operations to Hellenic Bank this summer after its equity was wiped out on its failure to reduce its €7bn stock in non-performing loans fast enough.The island did not heed advice in relation to the Co-op either from Brussels before Cyprus’ 2004 EU accession or later from the troika supervising its bailout in 2013, Protopapas told the committee.Protopapas said that while the Co-op saw its stock in non-performing loans fall in a comparable fashion to other banks, the lender did not have 30 major borrowers owing €6bn. This was an apparent reference to Bank of Cyprus, which was in position to reduce its delinquent loans stock fast by going after low hanging fruits.In addition, the Co-op fell victim to its increase in size while legislation remained antiquated and was not given enough time to harmonise with supervisory requirements ahead of the EU accession, which ultimately allowed “crooks” to take advantage of the situation, he said.The Co-op could have been split in two, a healthy part and a bad part which could have allowed capital to be raised which could have kept it in operation, the former deputy superintendent said.Co-op auditor Carmios said that mid-size co-operatives lacked accountants for their bookkeeping in accordance to international standards which forced his agency’s staff to prepare the accounts for them.The 2011 audit was the first to be completed within eight months after the financial year had ended, he said.His agency had spotted irregularities which were referred to the Co-op supervisor, he said. In the case of the co-op in Tochni, a village in the Larnaca district, the secretary was forced to step down when the audit showed that money belonging to the workers’ provident fund was used to conceal holes at the co-operative.Also, in the co-op of Pachna, a Limassol district village, the audit showed that its secretary who had issued a large number of cheques, had taken a loan to conceal deficits.Carmios said that co-operatives also lacked regulations governing the hiring of personnel which allowed vacancies to be filled without being advertised. You May LikeEqualwebMake your website ADA Section 508 compliant today!EqualwebUndoOrganic WelcomeRevealed: 7 Foods That Are Bad For Your BrainOrganic WelcomeUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementIs Your Dog Constantly Grooming? 3 Signs She May Be SickDr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Two days of music to dance toUndoGreek Prime Minister in Cyprus for official visitUndoHouse rejects presidential veto over repossession lawUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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