Your body image is influenced by people around you

first_imgAre you surrounded by people who are not that body conscious? Then there is good news for you as a new study suggests spending time with people who are not preoccupied with their bodies can improve your own eating habits and body image. In this study, examining how social interactions influence body image, researchers found that in addition to the previous findings that being around people preoccupied with their body image was detrimental, spending time with people who were non-body focused had a positive impact. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfNon-body focused people are those who are not preoccupied with their body weight or shape or appearance. “Our research suggests that social context has a meaningful impact on how we feel about our bodies in general and on a given day. Specifically, when others around us are not focused on their body it can be helpful to our own body image,” said Kathryn Miller, postdoctoral student at the University of Waterloo in Canada. For the study, the team involved nearly 100 female undergraduate students aged 17 to 25. They measured the participants’ frequency of daily interactions with body focused and non-body focused people, their degree of body appreciation (how much one values their body regardless of its size or shape), and body satisfaction, and whether they ate intuitively in alignment with their hunger and cravings rather than fixating on their dietary and weight goals.last_img read more

HC stays vote of confidence meeting for Halisahar

first_imgKolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Friday stayed a meeting for holding a vote of confidence in the chairman of the Halisahar Municipality, on a plea by a councillor that the provision is being misused by the head of the civic body to get protection.Justice Samapti Chattopadhyay stayed the meeting on the no-confidence motion and holding of the vote, which was scheduled to be taken up at 3 pm on Friday, till July 23 when the petition will be heard again. The Trinamool Congress controlled Halisahar Municipality has been in turmoil since results of the Lok Sabha election came out. Appearing for the state, West Bengal Advocate General Kishore Dutta claimed that there was no illegality in the motion brought by some of the councillors. He submitted that other members should not be made to suffer for the whims of one councillor who has moved the high court. In the 23-member Halisahar Municipality, eight Trinamool councillors brought a no-confidence motion on July 10, following which the chairman called a meeting for holding a confidence vote. The municipal body in North 24-Parganas district has been going through trying times since the Lok Sabha election, in which former Trinamool Congress MLA Arjun Singh won from the Barrackpore seat as a BJP candidate. Halisahar falls within the Barrackpore constituency. Trinamool had 21 councillors, while there was one BJP and one independent member in the municipality. Seventeen Trinamool Congress councillors, including chairman Roy, joined the BJP in June, leaving Trinamool Congress a minority in the municipal body. With the drama still unfolding, nine of the 17 councillors, including Roy, later came back to the party folds of Trinamool, giving it a majority once again in the Halisahar Municipality with 13 members. BJP has claimed that Trinamool Congress has engineered the motion by its own councillors, so that the chairman can win and stave off any possibility of facing a no-trust motion within six months.last_img read more

Be more mindful of menstrual hygiene in summer

first_imgMenstrual hygiene is vital year-round, but it’s advisable to be more careful in the summer season when heat and sweat can lead to more rashes. Ahead of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, observed on May 28, experts have shared tips: Change your pad every four hours: If you use sanitary pads to soak the flow during your periods, remember to change it often. Changing it every four hours is good. If not everyday, do this on the first two days when the flow is heavier. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfUse biodegradable sanitary napkins: Biodegradable napkins or tampons are good for your skin and reduce rashes. Switch to menstrual cups: Menstrual cups, funnel-shaped cups, are an environment-friendly and reasonably priced solution to sanitary napkins and tampons. Menstrual cups are made of silicone and is skin friendly. Keep your vaginal area clean: It is important to keep your vaginal area clean, especially during periods. Use warm water and diluted soap to wash the area. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveNever use two pads simultaneously: No, two is not better than one. Some women who experience heavy flow, tend to use two sanitary pads at one go to control the flow and prevent staining of clothes. This, however, is a bad idea as it can cause infections in the vaginal region. Stick to one and keep changing it often if the flow is more. Wear comfortable, clean underwear: Tight thongs or underwear made of fabric that doesn’t allow your skin to breathe will also lead to infections. Stick to clean and comfortable cotton knickers that do not stick to your skin. Avoid tight clothing: A lot of sweat is discharged during summers, which can be uncomfortable, and makes one’s intimate area moist and wet. Maintain hygiene in scorching summer: Avoid anything that increases the retention of heat and sweat as this can cause the growth of bacteria and even lead to vaginal infection and urinary tract infections (UTIs). If you suspect any type of rash or infection in or near your genitals, do not ignore it.last_img read more

Colins Preseason College Football Top 10

first_img Advertisement A massive Week 1 slate of College Football kicks off this weekend. Which teams are making a move from last year? Who’s falling off? Who’s gonna be left standing in the Final Four at the end of the season?Colin has released his Preseason Top 10 college football rankings. The rankings reflect how the teams will finish at the end of the season.  The central factors he took into account for evaluating teams were:Quarterback playOffensive and defensive line playReturning starters, andSchedulesHere’s Colin’s College Football Top 10: 10.  Utah – The easiest schedule in the Pac-12 paves the way to a conference title for the Utes. They get all three of their toughest games – USC, Washington and Oregon –  at home.  With 5 returning Junior and Senior starters on the O-line and 8 starters on Defense, Kyle Wittingham and the Utes are legit.9. LSU – The Tigers, as always, are loaded with defensive talent and will feature a dominant rushing attack led by Heisman Contender Leonard Fournette.  Brandon Harris is the latest in a long line of average LSU quarterbacks and isn’t a difference maker. It’ll be a Top 10 type year in Baton Rouge, but not good enough to compete for the SEC Championship.8. Iowa – The Hawkeyes have the $1 trillion dollar bill of schedules. A fraud. They’ll be favored in every game, except for Michigan, who they face at home. Quarterback C.J. Beathard, who Colin describes as, “a more talented Conor Cook”, should manage to navigate the weak schedule. With seven returning defensive starters, including arguably the best defensive player in the conference in cornerback Desmond King, Iowa should march to the B1G Ten Championship game.7. Florida State – The ‘Noles have a tough schedule by ACC standards, including road tests at Louisville and Miami. They should lose to Clemson at home. Heisman contender Dalvin Cook will have a monster season and help cover up average quarterback play. It’s not hard to find multiple losses in the schedule for the second best team in the ACC. It’ll be a good year in Tallahassee, but not a great one.6. Ohio State  – The Buckeyes are loaded with unproven talent after everyone but the equipment guy left for the NFL Draft. The opener at Oklahoma looks like a loss. They also face Wisconsin and Michigan State on the road and a revenge minded Michigan. JT Barrett is free of the Cardale Jones quarterback drama and should should have a big year. The Buckeyes will be trending up as the season ends, but still finish outside of the Final Four.5. Alabama – The Tide will be solid, but won’t roll back to their third consecutive Final Four. They open against USC, and get Tennessee, Ole Miss and LSU on the road. Nick Saban will have his work cut out with the loss of Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry and key defensive contributors. Only in Tuscaloosa is a top five finish a sign of the rapture. The rapture is here.4. Tennessee- The Vols escaped their opener against giant killer Appalachian State. If they can right the ship, their schedule is easy early and easy late, and they’ll face their toughest test, Alabama, in Knoxville. After several solid recruiting classes, Butch Jones finally breaks through the post Phillip Fulmer fog. Legit dual threat QB Josh Dobbs should continue to improve and help Tennesse sneak into the Final Four. The stars are aligned for Rocky Top, which reminds Colin of Auburn title team.3. Oklahoma – Tough opener at home against Ohio State, but a win will cement them in the top four as they should cruise through a weak Big 12, made weaker yet because Baylor is no longer a viable contender. Star quarterback Baker Mayfield (36 TD’s 7 Int last season) and 13 returning starters will put “Big Game Bob” back in the title picture.2. Michigan –  Harbaugh rules. Way ahead of schedule in Ann Arbor. The best O-line and D-line combo in the conference. The Wolverines return six offensive and seven defensive starters. They have tough, but winnable, road games at Michigan State, at Iowa and at Ohio State. The Wolverines will start untested QB John O’ Korn, but Harbaugh already showed he’s a quarterback whisperer with Jake Rudock. See you at The Shoe.1. Clemson – Deshaun Watson is the best quarterback in college football, period. The #1 pick in next year’s NFL draft and seven returning offfensive starters should demolish a weak ACC schedule and march to a national championship. The Tigers toughest test is at Florida State, which should still be a comfortable W. They lost significant defensive contributors to the NFL, but they don’t face elite QB’s and are more than equipped in the event of a shootout..@ColinCowherd reveals his preseason postseason Top 10 college football predictions. #HerdHerehttps://t.co/OgtZnn4P9n— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 2, 2016last_img read more

Anthony Davis Finally Gets To Be Seen

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Anthony Davis finally gets to be seenAnthony Davis is officially a Laker, after 6 seasons toiling in the obscurity of New Orleans. Despite seeing highlights of AD, and several brief playoff appearances, he’s about to become a mainstream star as a cornerstone for the most recognizable franchise in the NBA in the Lakers.Instead of being buried on B League Pass games, Davis will now be a mainstay in countless primetime games the playoffs. It’s good for his brand and for the NBA. Guests:Doug Gottlieb, Cuttino Mobley, and Cameron Jordan Also:-Westbrook won’t change for Harden-Colin’s 2019 Browns predictions-Where Colin was right/wrong-Colin quits coffee shopslast_img read more

Microsoft Asks US to Let It Disclose Security Requests

first_img Enroll Now for Free Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday it has written to the U.S. Attorney General to ask for more freedom to disclose how it handles requests for customer data from national security organizations.The appeal comes a week after the Guardian newspaper reported that Microsoft allowed U.S. security agencies to circumvent encryption of Outlook emails and capture Skype online chats, citing leaked documents provided by Edward Snowden.The world’s largest software company said there were “significant inaccuracies” in the media reports last week and asserted it does not allow any government direct or unfettered access to customers’ emails, instant messages or data.In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder made public on Tuesday, company lawyer Brad Smith asked Holder to take action personally to permit Microsoft to reveal more about how many security requests it receives and how it handles them.”We believe the U.S. Constitution guarantees our freedom to share more information with the public, yet the Government is stopping us,” said Smith in a blog on Microsoft’s website.He said government lawyers have not responded to a court motion made in mid-June asking for permission to publish the volume of requests it has received.So far, the U.S. government has restricted what companies can say under about the requests under the highly secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Last month, it allowed the disclosure of aggregate numbers of requests for customer data, but not the breakdown of the split between surveillance and crime-related requests.Microsoft and Google Inc., along with Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and other U.S. tech leaders are scrambling to assert their independence after documents leaked to the Guardian suggested they gave the U.S. government “direct access” to customer accounts as part of a National Security Agency (NSA) program called Prism.The Guardian went further in detailing Microsoft’s collusion with the NSA last week, citing new top-secret documents it said were leaked by Snowden, the original source of the Prism reports.Microsoft did not directly mention the latest Guardian report, but contradicted its central claims.”Microsoft does not provide any government with direct and unfettered access to our customers’ data,” said Smith in his blog. “Microsoft only pulls and then provides the specific data mandated by the relevant legal demand.”(Reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Gary Hill and Andre Grenon)Related: How Google, Apple, Facebook and Others Use Your Personal Data This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now July 17, 2013 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 3 min readlast_img read more

How This ExGoogler Is Reinventing the Way Security Cameras Work

first_img This story appears in the July 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. June 29, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Carter Maslan’s idea for a smart security-cam app came about after he spent four-plus years at Google. As director of product management working on the Google Street View project, he learned through usability tests that people wanted the ability to access real-time video and search footage for noteworthy events.“From the beginning, the idea was to make video smart and super-responsive,” he says. The result was an app called Camio. “We like to think of it as an ad hoc security camera that gives you exactly what you want.”What distinguishes Camio from a basic webcam is that the app, which works with images gathered via a smartphone camera, leverages proprietary algorithms to be selective about what it uploads to its cloud-based storage. According to Maslan, the algorithms can differentiate between “ordinary” events (such as lighting changes) and “extraordinary” events (such as a rock thrown through a window).Camio’s algorithms can also analyze footage to detect humans; users can then search archived video by keywords. Earlier this spring, the San Francisco Bay Area company unveiled Camio Daily, an email digest of still shots that the algorithms predict customers will find most interesting.Maslan says that by reducing the total amount of data uploaded and stored, Camio can use significantly less bandwidth than a traditional webcam. He adds that because the service encrypts its video, all footage is safe behind a password-protected login.“We see this as a different spin on the Internet of Things,” he says, referring to the trend to connect everyday devices to the internet and equip them with sensors to collect data. “Instead of giving you every possible second of footage, we’re giving you only the stuff you might actually use, and we’re giving it to you in a way that puts you in charge of how you might use it.”Maslan has been developing the technology since he left Google in June 2011. Over the next 18 months, he kicked in $240,000 of his own cash to keep the project rolling. By 2013, a number of former Google colleagues came onboard as angel investors. Last year, Maslan closed a $1.6 million seed round led by Freestyle Capital, which helped him bring the app to market and his staff up to 12.So far, the majority of Camio customers are individual users—dog owners, nanny employers, even moms and dads who want to keep an eye on sleeping babies. But Maslan says small and midsize businesses represent a growing segment of the customer base. And why not? The first smartphone setup is free (additional setups start at $9 per phone per month), and Camio stores 30 days’ worth of searchable video in the cloud.That’s what got Maura Joyce, office manager for a dental practice in San Francisco, to try it. In April she spent $49 on an Android smartphone, downloaded Camio, then set up the device to monitor a back stairway at the office, 24/7. She figures that compared to installing a dedicated security-cam system, Camio’s repurposed smartphone will save hundreds of dollars per year.“We have formal security on the doors and windows, but we wanted to add this for cheap,” she says. “Price and the fact that the system automatically alerts you when something happens were the two main reasons we decided to move in this direction.” Register Now »last_img read more

At SXSW GrubHub Great Delivery Takes Data Tech and a Love for

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global On-demand food delivery is a competitive market, luring tech titans like Amazon and Uber. The complicated business has evolved beyond its dispatch roots and requires a technologist’s edge and a brain for logistics. Of course, it also needs a heart for service, keeping food fresh and delicious and making everyone from restaurants to drivers and diners happy and satisfied.Given the challenge — and the opportunity — we met with GrubHub’s senior vice president of operations Stan Chia at SXSW this past week. The company serves six and a half million active diners in a thousand cities through 40,000 restaurants. We talked about engineering food delivery and why it believes a 360-degree understanding for restaurants prepare food will keep it competitive.This interview has been edited and condensed.Entrepreneur: What’s changed in the past five years for on-demand food delivery?Chia: Food, unlike most other delivery operations, is not just point A to point B. Food is perishable, unlike packaged products. You have to understand everything that it takes to get it from point A to point B. Before technology and data infused this, it was a very manual, dispatch operation. People would look at orders that are coming in and say here’s the diner and here’s the restaurant, let’s just send the driver there. From a GrubHub, technology gives us a unique ability to understand what’s going on inside a restaurant’s kitchen as well as what’s going on inside our driver network.Entrepreneur: Explain a little about how that technology works.Chia: [We power] our delivery options with a very uniquely tailored and constantly changing algorithm that considers a lot of things that weren’t considered before. We know freshness, we know how long it should stay good. We use a concept called isochrones to determine boundaries for food since we know that travel speeds aren’t the same at 10 A.M. and 5 P.M. Being able to provide a technology solution as well as the operational component of actually delivering food for a restaurant is very powerful. Restaurants say “I can focus on just making amazing food and you can take that off of me and you can give me incremental volume?” That’s the play for restaurants.Entrepreneur: How does data fit in and why is that important to the future of the business?Chia: As you get deeper in the lifecycle of the good supply chain, there are lots of components of data that can help. [With restaurants], it’s understanding how long it takes a restaurant to prepare their food and how often they hold true to that in terms of how you align diners and drivers. If you tell me you’re going to be ready in fifteen minutes and you’re usually ready in twenty-five minutes, I can tailor the algorithm to take that into account. The faster we work there, the more money the drivers make.Entrepreneur: What technologies could be on the horizon? What has you excited?Chia: Any type of location-based service is large. The concept of geofencing and location-based services and thinking of how you use that in more and more meaningful ways. To really time arrivals so you’re not relying on user input but actual locations is really exciting. You can think about all the ways to do that all the way through the chain. You can use that with the diner or with the driver or with the restaurant.Entrepreneur: What about connected cars? We love connected cars at Entrepreneur.Chia: This is a crowded space and a lot of players aren’t totally just in food. We’re very focused on food. if we’re ever going to get into the connected car space, you can rest assured that it will be focused on food. That specialization allows us an advantage to a certain degree.Entrepreneur: What do people not know about GrubHub? What would surprise us?Chia: We have an in-house restaurant concept where everyone has to go and understand the technology that we push down to restaurants. We actually do that on the driver’s side. We force everyone to actually sit there and go through [the process] to understand what we do. People don’t realize that we’re passionate about food and the constituents that are there and we do a lot to make sure we understand the experience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » March 20, 2016 4 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

This Female Tech Entrepreneur Is Inspired By Forging a Path for the

first_img Editor’s Note: Inspire Me is a series in which entrepreneurs and leaders share what motivates them through good times and bad, while also sharing stories of how they overcame challenges in hopes of inspiring others.Jessica Rovello says she often finds the loneliness of running a business a challenge. Staying connected to her mission and peers in the same position isn’t easy for the CEO and co-founder of Arkadium, an interactive content and gaming company that has big-name clients like Comcast and The Washington Post. The company has developed more than 300 mobile games, including one you’ve probably spent a fair amount of time procrastinating on, Microsoft’s collection of Solitaire.Seventeen years ago, Rovello was in her mid 20s, working in a tech company that was hemorrhaging money. She met and started dating her future husband and co-founder at the job, but while they were planning their future, she realized that she didn’t see a company in the landscape that would allow her to grow and feel inspired to go to work every day, while also allowing her to raise her family and be in Rovello’s words, “a total kickass career woman executive.”“[It] just didn’t seem like they were possible given the structures that were in place in large organizations,” Rovello told Entrepreneur. “So I said, I think that we’ve got to go and make this. If I can’t have it, I’m not going to just complain about the fact that I can’t have it. I’m going to go do something about it.”Rovello says even nearly two decades later, there are still days she feels overwhelmed and second-guesses what she is doing. She fears that she’ll let her staff of 100-plus people down.Related: LittleBits Founder Ayah Bdeir Wants to Ignite the Inner Inventor in Us AllIn those situations, she seeks out inspiration from words of wisdom from her loved ones, fellow entrepreneurs and people she admires. She also remembers why it was so important to her to create an environment to help other women in the industry thrive.“It’s easy to forget that there are many, many other people who are in similar situations. When you’re doing it, it can feel very lonely,” says Rovello. “I get really inspired when I speak about the business. When I can speak about our vision and where we want to go, whether I do that when I’m interviewing people or when I’m speaking to staff, all of those things inspire me.”Today, she has built Arkadium into a company that works with more than 500 publishers and employs 84 staffers in the U.S. and Russia. Of those employees, Arkadium has executive and management teams that are 50 and 60 percent women, respectively. Rovello shared her insights about what has helped her establish herself as a leader in this predominantly male industry.Who is a woman that inspires you, and why?My mom is a journalist, and she really inspires me. She started working at tabloid newspapers in New York City in the ’80s, when there were not a lot of women reporters. And she was always one of the only women in the newsroom. She didn’t let it stop her. Nothing about the industry she worked in or her very small percentage place in it ever stopped her from doing her job or growing or kicking ass. That’s very inspirational to me. I grew up being surrounded by a woman who didn’t let any of the numbers stop her. And so that’s very inspiring to me, and that keeps me going when I think about it. I have no excuse.What has inspired you to be a better person?Being in technology industry and part of what we do in the history of the company is make games and engagement tools — those are typically very male-dominated industries. And as we’ve seen very publicly for the last few years, there are many companies that tend to be hostile environments. There’s just too many stories about how tech companies have operated, and so that has been inspiring to me, because I feel as a woman who’s running a technology company, I can really stand up for doing things a different way. I’ve always made choices that made sense for the women in the company. That’s why 50 percent of our executive team is female, and 60 percent of our management team is female. We’ve always been very well-balanced, but I guess it’s especially top of mind for me knowing that I’m privileged that I can carve a path here for the women to have a different experience.What is a quote that inspires you, and why?Teddy Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” It’s really easy when you are building a business to look around and see stories of these massive unicorn companies and constantly compare yourself, especially in the technology space. Why don’t I have a 50,000-square-foot office? Why do I not have this perk or that perk? Why has my revenue not grown 20,000 percent? Because those are the stories that get written about a lot. Less so are the 99 percent of businesses that are complete and utter failures. They go bankrupt within the first year. You just don’t really read or see those stories that much. So it’s very easy to compare yourself to these rocket ships to the moon that maybe not are the reality of the day-to-day existence of most of the entrepreneurs in the United States. So I think about that one a lot, and I try to have that temper my competitiveness, which I never want to go away. But I also don’t want to have it essentially eat away at my soul.Another one I like is from C.S. Lewis: “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.” I think when you’re in the business-building process, and I’ve been at this for 17 years now, to go through your daily routines, to have your meetings, to go through the day-to-day to-dos and wonder what it is that you’re building toward. Then, when you really look back even a month or two months, you can see the massive amount of changes that have taken place.You just need the perspective of time to be able to understand. The [quote] helps me remain inspired on a day where I may feel like I’m just kind of grinding it out a little bit.Related: Refinery29’s Christene Barberich on How All the No’s Pushed Her ForwardWhat is a book that inspires you, and why?The Power of intention, by Wayne Dyer. It just reminds me that things are within my control and that I have the capacity to live an intentional life. For me it’s really understanding what it is that I want — and by want I don’t mean materially, I mean want from my life and then designing my schedule and where I focus my energy. So for me it’s being an amazing mom and spending really quality time with my kids. It’s being a great wife to my husband. It’s being a good daughter and a good friend. It’s building my business, and it’s being an inspiration to the women who are around me who will be the next generation of leaders.For those women who are looking to start a business or have begun one but are feeling discouraged, what advice do you have for them to keep going?Everybody has different circumstances, and so there’s usually no one-size-fits-all answer. I will say what really has helped me: Number one, when I was just starting my business and I didn’t have any money or employees, and I didn’t know what necessarily I was doing, I would read Entrepreneur and would envision myself being in the pages of the magazine. I would visualize and let myself dream that dream. I wouldn’t allow all the negative thoughts of why it wasn’t going to happen or how ridiculous that would sound to get in the way. I would mentally place myself in the article about the person who grew their business or who is doing millions of dollars in revenue or who had figured it out. And I wouldn’t get too lost in the details of how it was going to happen. I would just allow myself to think that way. So that was really helpful for me personally.Another thing that I found really helpful is having a peer group, people who are in similar situations to you whether they be just starting a business or have already grown a business. There are many organizations that exist for people to have a peer group of other CEOs or other entrepreneurs and getting together on a monthly basis and just having open discussions about the challenges you’re going through or the triumphs you’re having is really helpful. Because as I mentioned earlier, it’s really easy to feel like you’re alone on an island when you’re building a company. To know that other people are doing it, to hear their experiences, to share ideas and to just feel less disconnected is really helpful. Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 9 min readcenter_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. June 25, 2018last_img read more

LNG Bunkering Market Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast 20172023

first_imgLAMEAUAEBrazilArgentinaRest of LAMEA Europe dominates the LNG bunkering market, both in terms of volume and value, and is expected to maintain this trend throughout the forecast period. The LNG bunkering market is projected to reach $10,185 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 58.5% from 2017 to 2023.LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) is an attractive alternative fuel for seagoing vessels and inland vessels, as liquefied natural gas emits fewer polluting substances. LNG is a potential substitute according to IMO emission prerequisites, owing to its negligible sulfur content and low production of NOx contrary to fuel oil and marine diesel oil. LNG is clean burning fuel coupled with financial points of interest on a calorific value basis among other fuels.Download Sample Report@ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2213The global LNG bunkering market is driven by International Maritime Organizations regulations of sulfur emissions to 0.50% m/m (mass/mass) by 2020 in marine fuels, increase in sea-borne trade, particularly in terms of ton-km travelled, and low cost among ECAs. However, the demandsupply gap among LNG bunkers and vessels is expected to hamper the market growth.The offshore vessels & ferries segment accounted for more than one-third share of the total market share in 2016, in terms of volume, and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period, owing to its ease of transportation and loading. However, bulk & general cargo vessels are also expected to grow with high rate due to rise in demand for low sulfur fuels.Key Findings of the LNG Bunkering Market:In terms of value, the offshore vessels & ferries segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 58.8% during the forecast period.In terms of volume, the global LNG bunkering market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 47.7% during the forecast period.In Europe, Belgium is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR of 59.6% during the forecast period, in terms of value.Tanker fleet as end users occupied around one-fourth of the global market share in 2016, in terms of volume.China accounted for over one-tenth of the global LNG bunkering market in 2016, and is expected to grow at a significant CAGR of 49.1%, in terms of volume.For Purchase Enquiry@ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/2213In 2016, Asia-Pacific and Europe collectively accounted for over two-thirds of the global LNG bunker market, by volume, though Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at a faster rate during the forecast period. High trade frequency from the emerging countries, such as South Korea, India, and China, is estimated to drive the market growth.The major companies profiled in the report include, Skangas AS, Gasnor As, Statoil ASA, Barents Naturgass As, Engie SA, Bomin Linde LNG GmbH & Co. KG, Eni Norge AS, Harvey Gulf International Marine Llc., Polskie LNG SA, and Korea Gas Corp.LNG Bunkering Market Segments:By End UserTanker FleetBulk & General CargoOffshore Vessels & FerriesOthersBy GeographyNorth AmericaU.S.CanadaMexico Asia-PacificChinaJapanIndiaSouth KoreaRest of Asia-Pacific About us:Allied Market Research, a market research and advisory company of Allied Analytics LLP, provides business insights and market research reports to large as well as small- & medium-scale enterprises. The company assists its clients to strategize business policies and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.Allied Market Research provides one-stop solution right from data collection to investment advice. The analysts at Allied Market Research dig out factors that help clients understand the significance and impact of market dynamics. The company applies client’s insight on the factors such as strategies, future estimations, growth or fall forecasting, opportunity analysis, and consumer surveys among others. As follows, the company offers consistent business intelligence support to help clients transform into a prominent business firm.Contact us:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesToll Free (USA/Canada):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1-855-550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comWeb: www.alliedmarketresearch.com EuropeBelgiumSpainFranceUKThe NetherlandsRest of Europelast_img read more

Bethesdas Orion Promises to Optimize Cloud Gaming Heres How

first_imgNot just another cloud gaming serviceWhen you hear the words “cloud gaming,” your thoughts probably go to older services like OnLive or the newer entries Nvidia GeForce Now, Shadow and of course Google Stadia and the newly announced Xbox Project xCloud. However, Orion isn’t just another streaming service. Instead of trying to jump into what’s becoming an increasingly crowded market, the company is looking to improve what’s already there. So it’s a complementary tech rather than competitive.How does it work?Orion’s goal is to optimize game streaming, improving network speed and latency. Most cloud gaming services attempt to tackle the problems of bandwidth speeds and lag creating data centers housing a myriad of servers to accommodate gamers. Bethesda has eschewed the hardware route, instead focusing on software using patented technologies to optimize frame rendering and compression rate claiming an estimated 20 percent on the former and 40 percent on the latter.AdvertisementMORE: Bethesda E3 News: Doom Eternal, Wolfenstein and MoreWhat does it mean?A more efficient means of streaming pays off for both content creators and consumers. Developers can stream content for a lower cost thanks to the optimized compression and frame rendering. That passes along the savings to the average consumer who won’t necessarily need as much data to stream. That’s potentially great news for anyone working within a hard internet data cap.It also means that high-latency, the ever-lurking boogieman of cloud gaming, is potentially cut off at the knees. With significantly optimized frame rendering, latency is also greatly reduced. In fact, Bethesda is claiming that you’ll have the ability to stream your game onto any platform at the highest settings. To drive home this point, the company streamed Doom (2016) in 4K at 60 frames per second on stage on what appeared to be an iPhone XS Max and there didn’t seem to be a bit of lag. But it’s one thing to stream in the controlled environment of a press conference and quite another to do it at home with spotty internet.And before any of these Orion-optimized realities can take place, developers will have to enable the technology. So it’ll take an industry-wide push to bring Orion to the masses in any significant way.How can I play?If you want to take Orion for a test drive, you can sign up for the beta at the Doom Slayers club which will be running a public beta trial sometime this year. Unfortunately, the first trial is limited to devices running iOS11 and higher. However, Android and PC runs are coming later down the road.Be sure to follow our E3 2019 news hub all week long for the biggest reveals and impressions out of Los Angeles.E3 Preview: What to Expect from Xbox, Nintendo and MoreE3 Predictions: The 9 Reveals We Want to SeeBlade Shadow PC vs. Nvidia GeForce Now vs. LiquidSky LOS ANGELES, CA – We were all expecting games from Bethesda. But the revered game publisher/developer threw the industry for a loop with its Orion announcement. During the company’s E3 2019 press conference, it unveiled its Orion technology, which it promised could optimize cloud gaming making it cheaper for both developers and consumers alike. Here’s everything we know so far about this exciting new tech. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoForbes.comLebron’s Home Made This Forbes ListForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

Vivaldi 16 ships with tab improvements

first_imgVivaldi 1.6 ships with tab improvements by Martin Brinkmann on December 15, 2016 in Internet – Last Update: June 27, 2017 – 12 commentsVivaldi Technologies has released Vivaldi 1.6, a new stable version of the up and coming web browser to the public earlier today.The new browser ships with a bunch of tabbed browsing improvements, fixes, and core updates.I’m keeping a close eye on Vivaldi as I like where this browser is headed. New stable versions are released regularly by the small team, and development progresses in a good pace all in all.The next year will be an exciting one for Vivaldi Technologies, as the company plans to release the first mobile Vivaldi version and the promised email client then.Vivaldi 1.6We reviewed the first new feature that Vivaldi ships with already. Title Tab Notifications improve how notifications are shown in the browser’s tab bar.Some sites, Twitter and Facebook for instance, change the title of the page by adding numbers in front of the title that indicate the number of unread notifications on the site.This may remove part of the site’s title. Vivaldi 1.6 tries to detect those title changes to move the notification to a counter attached to the tab without affecting the page title. Also, counters are supported on pinned tabs and regular tabs.The next feature that is new enables you to rename tab stacks in the browser. I tried the installed version and a new portable version of Vivaldi 1.6, and both did not show the “rename tab stack” option.I read that the feature is broken in German, but both installations used English as the interface language.I noticed that the feature is not enabled by default. You need to enable it with a click on Vivaldi > Tools > Settings > Tabs > Allow Tab Stack Renaming.What it enables you to do is rename the tab stack so that it shows text you select instead of the page title in the tab bar. This can be useful if you need better identification of the tab stack and don’t need the page title of the selected tab of the stack to be displayed.We have reviewed the third new tab related feature previously as well. Tab selection by domain enables you to quickly select all tabs of the same domain. To make use of this simply hold down the Ctrl-key on the keyboard and double-click on any open tab. All open tabs of the same domain will be selected then.This is useful as you can now drop the to a new window, bookmark them all, or create a tab stack.The new Vivaldi 1.6 ships with improvements and fixes in many areas including reader mode, extensions, bookmarks, interface, and search.You can read all about the changes over on the Vivaldi website.Now You: What’s your take on Vivaldi 1.6 and the browser in general?Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 16 votes Software Name Vivaldi 1.6Software Category BrowserLanding Page https://vivaldi.net/ Advertisementlast_img read more

A Windows port of Apple Macs Mojave Dynamic Desktop feature

first_imgA Windows port of Apple Mac’s Mojave Dynamic Desktop feature by Martin Brinkmann on June 15, 2018 in Software – Last Update: June 17, 2018 – 13 commentsWinDynamicDesktop is a free open source program for Windows 10 that brings Apple Macintosh’s Mojave Dynamic Desktop feature.Mojave Dynamic Desktop is a new feature of Apple’s Macintosh operating system that alters the background image of the desktop dynamically based on the time of day.While Windows does support loading different wallpapers either natively, in Windows 10, or through third-party applications like Bcall, Wally, or Wallperizer, none as far as I know link the loading of wallpapers to the time of day.All that happens really is that Mojave Dynamic Desktop keeps track of the time of day in the location to load different wallpaper images that depict the time of day.Update: The developer released an update which addresses issues mentioned in the review. It drops memory use, does away with the bulk of crashes, and unlocks an option to set custom desktop backgrounds.WinDynamicDesktopWinDynamicDesktop brings the feature to Windows 10. It is an open source program based on Microsoft’s Net Framework that you can run right after the download. Note that Windows SmartScreen may kick in as the app is new and not widely used.The app has a size of less than 1 Megabyte but it comes without any of the wallpapers that it uses. It will download the wallpapers on first start.All you have to do is enter a location as it will change the desktop backgrounds on the system based on the location. You can enter town, country to set a location and maybe other location-based information such as zip codes as well but I did not try that.Once you have done that and clicked on the set location button the wallpaper images get downloaded and set automatically by the application provided that it is running in the background.The application downloads and stores 16 wallpapers on the system which it loads based on the time of day. The screenshot above highlights them all; as you can see, light and shadow changes throughout the day so that you get a bright almost shadow-less image at noon and darker photos at night.There are a couple of things that you need to be aware of:The app threw exceptions regularly but it worked nevertheless.It is not possible currently to use a custom set of wallpapers. You could try and replace the wallpapers with your own, not sure if that would work though (retain the name).The app uses quite a bit of memory. It used 55 Megabytes on a Windows 10 Pro device running version 1803.Closing WordsDynamically changing the desktop background based on the time of day is certainly an interesting feature. Question is, is it worth running a 55 Megabyte of RAM using background app all the time for that? I can see this app becoming popular if the developer manages to cut RAM use a lot and introduce new functionality such as selecting custom wallpapers or time intervals.(via Deskmodder)Now You: Do you use a wallpaper changer?Summary12345 Author Rating3 based on 2 votes Software Name WinDynamicDesktop Operating System WindowsSoftware Category MultimediaLanding Page https://github.com/t1m0thyj/WinDynamicDesktop Advertisementlast_img read more

Google Images may soon feature shoppable ads

first_imgGoogle Images may soon feature “shoppable ads” by Martin Brinkmann on March 07, 2019 in Google – 17 commentsGoogle Images is a popular image search engine that returns images based on search terms that you enter into the search box on the site.Advertisement may be displayed on Google Images depending on the search query and region of the searcher.Google announced recently that it plans to extend advertising on Google Images by introducing what it calls “shoppable ads” to the supported ad formats.The basic idea behind the new ad format is that advertisers may use it to highlight multiple items in a single image that are up for sale. Think of an interactive image that lets you interact with certain elements in it.A home office ideas advertisement might show an image of a home office. Upon user interaction with the element, it might highlight the desk and a bookshelf on the image, and display prices for each of the items.Let’s say a shopper is searching for home office ideas on her mobile device or desktop and goes to Google Images to explore ideas around how to organize her room. She can scroll through the images, hover over any sponsored ad with the price tag, and see the items for sale in the image — along with prices, the brand, and more.Google notes that it is testing the format currently “on a small percentage of traffic with select retailers” and on certain broad queries currently. The company plans to roll out the new ad format to more categories in the coming months.Google Images will feature Showcase Shopping ads as well soon. The ad unit is also available on Google Search and provides advertisers with options to highlight products or their brand at the top of the search results.The new ad formats will show up on mobile and desktop searches on Google Images.Google Images alternativesUsing an ad-blocker may block the ads from showing up on Google Images. You may also use a different image search engine that uses less or even no ads at all.Google has been criticized recently for removing the View Image button in image search. While you can restore it using extensions, you may also use different search engines altogether.Here is a short list of image search engines that you may want to try out:DuckDuckGo Images Search — supports size, type, layout, and color filters. DuckDuckGo supports bangs that you may use to redirect searches to certain image search engines (and others) automatically.Startpage Image Search — works similarly to Google Images. Supports size, color, and type filters. Check out these Startpage search tips to get you started.Now You: Which image search engine do you use, and why?SummaryArticle NameGoogle Images may soon feature “shoppable ads”DescriptionGoogle Images is a popular image search engine that returns images based on search terms that you enter into the search box on the site.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

How Mantis Shrimp Punch So Hard

first_imgA mantis shrimp, fists at the ready. (Credit: Beverly Speed/Shutterstock)Mantis shrimp — four-inch long seafloor crustaceans — knock out prey with a punch that accelerates faster than a .22 caliber bullet. Now, researchers have figured out exactly how the tiny stomatopods wind up their forceful blows. It’s all thanks to a double-layered saddle-shaped spring made from surprisingly brittle material.“If you asked a mechanical engineer to make a spring that can store a lot of elastic energy, they wouldn’t think of using ceramic,” Ali Miserez, a materials scientist at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore who led the new research, said in a statement. Ceramics are normally thought of as inflexible and shatter-prone, not the kind of material you’d want for something that bends and deforms.But it’s true: A ceramic spring allows mantis shrimp to unleash their club-like forearms at speeds of more than 50 miles per hour.“Ceramics can store energy if you deformthem, but they’re so brittle that it wouldn’t be intuitive,” Miserez added. “But if you compress them, they’re quite strong and stiffer than metal or any polymer, so you can actually store a higher amount of energy than you could with those materials.”Saddle SpringIdeally, the best springs — the ones that can hold the most energy — are both stiff and extendable. As far as materials go, these characteristics typically don’t go hand in hand:  They are either stiff or they are extendable. To overcome this challenge, the mantis shrimp’s saddle-shaped spring has two layers. The top layer is a mineralized bioceramic material similar to bone, whereas the bottom layer is fibrous, like a rope. Miserez and colleagues thought this design might enable maximum energy storage in the shrimp’s saddle and simultaneously prevent the brittle ceramic material from breaking.The researchers measured the mechanical properties of each layer and made a model of the mantis shrimp’s punch. Their analysis revealed the outer layer of the spring stores the elastic energy the shrimp need to hurl their famously fast wallops. The inner layer, which is strongest when stretched, provides necessary flexible support. Without the extendable inner layer, the mantis shrimp’s death-wielding spring would fail, the researchers report today in the journal iScience.Inspired DesignThe saddle’s design also allows the spring to be used repeatedly without wearing out the parts, the scientists found. The discovery reveals a way to improve microrobotics, staple-sized robots that DARPA and other organizations are developing to enable rescue personnel to safely survey rubble after natural disasters, among other applications.“What this design shows is that you can make a very efficient spring — and you can make it out of ceramics, which are more efficient than other materials people are using now,” Miserez said. Ceramic-based springs and other bioinspired design elements could make microrobots more efficient.last_img read more

Live Armed police shop burglary murder hunt and more breaking news

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Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.comWelcome to The Sentinel’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Thursday, April 12. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the weather, traffic and travel as well as news, sport and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.thesentinel.co.uk . Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @ Sotlive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on www.facebook.com/sentinelstaffs – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Key EventsMadeley pub fire18:57Masked men target shop18:18Hunt continues for teenager following murder12:55Two Staffordshire branches of Carpetright to close09:5123:04End of live reportingAnd that is the end of today’s live blog brought to you by the StokeonTrentLive team. Live reporting will resume tomorrow.22:13M6 southboundThe M6 southbound between junction 15, Stoke-on-Trent, and junction 14, Stafford North, closed at 10pm because of overnight roadworks. The carriageway will reopen at 5pm. A diversion is in place via the A500 and A34.22:05Fire station updatesThe city’s major fire stations have not reported any major incidents since firefighters swapped shifts at 7pm.20:42Weather forecastTomorrow is looking like it could be a wet day with up to 10 hours of rain forecast.The Met Office says there is a 90 per cent chance of rain at around 4am in Stoke-on-Trent that could well last into the late afternoon.It looks as though things could clear up around 2pm.The forecaster said: “It will be a damp, cloudy start on Friday with areas of hill fog and drizzle. Cloud will lift and break up later in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 11 °C. “After a murky start on Saturday, there will be sunshine and isolated showers later. Showery rain and brighter spells are expected on Sunday; then largely dry and sunny on Monday.”19:55Police to be issued cameras (Image: John Jenkins)Police officers could soon be wearing body worn video cameras to help boost the chances of convictions in the courts following a successful trial.Cheshire Police first introduced body cams for its firearms officers last year before the taser units and football spotters had a chance to don the kit earlier this month.But police and crime commissioner David Keane has now announced all frontline bobbies will have cameras by the end of the year. Read more.19:34A50 UttoxeterTraffic is slow and the A50 in Uttoxeter is partially blocked because firefighters were called to a van. Initial reports were of a lorry fire but firefighters confirmed it was a false report.A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “We attended the A50 in Uttoxeter to a box van with a blown turbo. We attended and it was a false alarm.” 18:57KEY EVENTMadeley pub fire (Image: Simon White)A fire at a pub has caused a main road to close while firefighters from across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire tackle the blaze. Firefighters from Hanley, Sandyford, Newcastle, and Longton, rushed to the Offley Arms, in Poolside, Madeley , shortly after 5.20pm tonight (April 12) because of a building fire. Traffic monitoring company INRIX reported the blaze is located between New Road and Vicarage Lane. Read more.18:18KEY EVENTMasked men target shopA masked gang broke into a convenience store in the early hours of the morning in an attempt to steal a cash machine.Four men wearing balaclavas targeted the McColls branch in Congleton Road North, Scholar Green, shortly after 2am this morning (April 12).But they then fled the scene empty-handed. Read more. 17:59Ex-lorry driver’s incredible weight loss after ‘wake-up call’ heart attack and diabetes diagnosisRetired lorry driver Malcolm Hodgkinson had a much-needed ‘wake-up call’ when he suffered a heart attack – without even realising.But it took 16 more years, plus a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and underactive thyroid, before he took serious action on his weight.By the time he retired, in March last year, he’d ballooned to 16st 7lb.Find out how he lost it, and what he looks like now, in our full report. This is what Malcolm Hodgkinson looked like before his four stone weight loss (Image: Copyright Unknown)16:59Update on collapsed manholeThe Eastbound lane closure will be in place until at least Friday Morning, it has been confirmed. 16:28Collapsed manhole on A500One lane of the A500 is closed due to emergency repairs on the Eastbound stretch before M6 J16 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of two) has been shut.15:31There are even more benefit and pension changes coming to people in Stoke-on-Trent in 2018Earlier this month we revealed eight tax and benefit changes which will affect people in Stoke-on-Trent this year.But things are now being shaken-up even more than we thought, with additional changes being announced.As the new financial year begins this month, it’s worth being aware of what’s happening just in case it affects you.Find out more about the latest changes in our full story. 15:02Naked Attraction is looking for contestants – could you join former Stoke-on-Trent applicants?Naked Attraction is the saucy dating show where contestants strip off in the hope of finding love – and it’s looking for people from Stoke-on-Trent to take part.Now on its third series, the Channel 4 show is hosted by Anna Richardson.In a typical episode, singletons choose a date, from a selection of six people, after each of their bodies are revealed bit by bit.Last year details of the auditions in Stoke-on-Trent – unlike its contestants – were kept strictly under wraps. We do know they took place at a Hanley hotel. For details on how to enter this year, see our full story. Anna Richardson presents Naked Attraction on Channel 4 (Image: CHANNEL 4)14:37Busy roads in TunstallThere’s heavy traffic on A527 Brownhills Road Westbound between Pinnox Street and A500 Queensway / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank) for the second day in a row. 13:43Jewellery and cash stolen during burglaryPolice are investigating after burglars stole cash and jewellery from a house on a busy estate. More here.12:55KEY EVENTHunt continues for teenager following murderTom Ward is wanted in connection with the death of Arthur Gumbley at his home in Sutton Coldfield in November 2017. More here.Tom Ward, left, is wanted in connection with the death of Arthur Gumbley (Image: Staffordshire Police)12:27Re-surfacing in Cliffe ValeResurfacing work and junction improvements on B5045 Shelton New Rd at A500 D Road.Various restrictions in place throughout the works including overnight closures. Until 21st May.11:03Polysterene causing delays on A53Heavy traffic and partially blocked due to polystyrene on road on A53 Eastbound around A5010 Etruria Road / Festival Way (Festival Park Roundabout).Police advise the road is still passable but to approach with care. (Image: Inrix)10:53Heavy traffic on the A500Queueing traffic and traffic heavier than normal on A500 D Road Southbound at A5007 City Road (City Road Interchange). 10:26Broken down vehicle in StaffordA Staffordshire Police spokesman said:We are currently assisting with a broken down vehicle on Weston Road, by the old University roundabout where it meets the Beaconside. The vehicle is in a live lane of traffic, and it is advised to use an alternate route if travelling this way.” 09:51KEY EVENTTwo Staffordshire branches of Carpetright to closeTwo Staffordshire branches of Carpetright are among the 92 stores set to close, it was announced today. More here.Carpetright in Stafford (Image: Google)09:3809:06A50 busy but movingA50 Westbound busy but moving from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout).09:01Broken down lorry still causing delaysA500 Northbound exit slip road partially blocked due to broken down lorry at Alsager Road (Audley Turn Off). Traffic is coping well.08:38Road causing delays on A53 in Newcastle BoroughSlow traffic on A53 Whitmore Road in both directions at Seabridge Lane. In the roadworks area. 08:29Traffic queuing as result of broken down lorry Queueing traffic on A500 Eastbound at M6 J16 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent). 08:28Broken down lorry at junction 16 of M6Police are currently working to recover the lorry.A Staffordshire Police spokesman said:Our patrols are currently with a broken down HGV at Junction 16 of the M6. Recovery are with the vehicle at the moment and the road will be clear shortly.” 08:27Broken down lorry blocking slip road on A500 A500 Northbound exit slip road partially blocked due to broken down lorry at Alsager Road (Audley Turn Off). Traffic is coping well. (Image: Inrix)08:22Delays of 25 minutes on M6There are now delays of 25 minutes on the M6 Northbound due to an accident in Cheshire. More on that here.08:17Issues with Virgin Trains mobile app this morningA Virgin Trains spokesman said: We have been made aware of an issue with our mobile app where tickets are not showing or booking correctly. 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Sewage leaks in Ladysmiths Agra Road for almost 4 yearsSewage leaks in

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Also read: Sewer leaks for 2 weeks non-stop, angering Ladysmith homeownersAlso read: Sewer water flows for months on end behind Ladysmith’s Police FlatsIFP councillor Abbas Warasally commented that: “Why can’t uThukela fix the problem properly, instead of four years’ worth of repairs that haven’t worked?”Residents want the problem gone for good and don’t want to see smelly sewage flowing for another four years.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Homeowners and business owners in Agra Road and Highlands Road are fed up with the sewage that has been flowing for years, with no end in sight.Residents and workers in the area say that uThukela workers do come out and try to fix the problem, yet they only succeed in flushing out the sewer water and after a few days it’s back again.Business owners in the area say that the smell affects their businesses, with clients not wanting to drive through the sewer water which splashes up onto their vehicles. “I have to keep my shop doors closed due to the smell,” fumed one business owner.They ask why the problem can’t be fixed once and for all so that business can run as normal in the area.One resident who has been living in the street for three years says the sewage has been leaking ever since he moved in.Residents say the sewer water flows out of a manhole, and at different times of the day or the evening, the effluent flows like a river.To add to the smell are the mosquitoes that have taken over the area.Also read: Sewage leaks for over 5 years in Ladysmith parking lotlast_img read more

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first_imgNews | January 26, 2009 GE Healthcare Earns Top Ranking for Cardiovascular X-Ray System Services January 27, 2009- For the second straight year, GE Healthcare has earned top honors for Overall OEM Service for cardiovascular X-ray systems in the 2008 IMV ServiceTrak Imaging X-Ray Cardiovascular Systems report. IMV ServiceTrak reports present a broad, independent analysis of service trends in the imaging industry. The 2008 cardiovascular X-ray survey included 694 responses across four major OEMs. GE received the highest ranking in 17 of the 34 service attributes and improvements in 26 categories.GE Healthcare took the top ranking in all six service attributes related to OEM Service Engineer Performance, including phone troubleshooting effectiveness, on-site arrival, competence and attitude. For the latter two measures, respondents awarded GE Healthcare service engineers with 96 percent and 95 percent marks, respectively.For more information: www.gehealthcare.com, imvinfo.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | April 04, 2019 Omega Medical Imaging Launches AI-enabled FluoroShield for Radiation Reduction The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Omega Medical Imaging 510(k) clearance to offer their artificial… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019 Philips and Microsoft Showcase Augmented Reality for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies Philips will unveil a new mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft that the company says is designed for… read more 360 Photos | Angiography | May 17, 2019 360 View Inside a Cath/EP Lab at Baylor Heart Hospital This is a view inside one of the 11 cath labs at … read more center_img News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 04, 2019 Aidoc Announces CE Mark for AI-based Pulmonary Embolism Workflow Tool Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solution provider Aidoc announced the commercial release of its CE-marked… read more Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019 iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the angiography suite that… read more Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field.  Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more Technology | Mobile C-Arms | February 18, 2019 Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform Philips announced the launch of Philips Zenition, its new mobile C-arm imaging platform. Mobile C-arms are X-ray… read morelast_img read more

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first_img Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more February 3, 2009 – The Image Gently campaign has developed new materials to educate parents about medical imaging and to help them track their child’s past imaging exams, in an effort to continue to raise awareness about opportunities to lower radiation dose used in pediatric imaging exams. Pediatricians and other physicians are encouraged to download the materials from the Image Gently web site, www.imagegently.org, and make them available to parents in their waiting rooms and offices. A special section of the Image Gently web site will also be dedicated to providing parents with the most up to date information regarding children’s imaging and tools to help them understand the benefits and concerns associated with medical imaging procedures.“Radiologists, radiologic technologists and medical physicists are committed to working together to lower radiation dose used for CT scans in children. We also want to work with pediatricians and parents to help ensure that children get the most appropriate imaging for their medical situation,” said Marilyn Goske, M.D., chair of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging, past Board Chair of the Society for Pediatric Radiology, and Silverman Chair for Radiology Education, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.“My Child’s Medical Imaging Record” allows parents to record where and when a study was performed as well as the type of radiologic exam. This can help their future medical providers make more informed decisions regarding optimal timing of additional radiologic examinations.“‘My Child’s Medical Imaging Record’ card enables parents to help their physicians to provide the highest possible benefit by ordering the most appropriate exams while avoiding unnecessary potential risk to the child,” said James H. Thrall, M.D., FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors.“What Parents Should Know About CT Scans for Children: Medical Radiation Safety” and “What Parents Should Know About Medical Radiation Safety” are downloadable patient education brochures. These provide lay definitions for various imaging exams, which utilize radiation informing parents of potential risks associated with these studies. They provide dose estimates in comparison to natural background radiation, discuss possible alternative examinations that do not utilize radiation, and equip parents with questions to ask their imaging providers so that they can make better informed decisions regarding their child’s care. The imaging record card and the patient brochures are available at www.imagegently.org.“We believe parents want to work with their pediatrician to learn about CT scans prior to their child having the study. The parent information pamphlets and medical imaging record card available on the Image Gently website enhance parents’ participation in their child’s health care and improve health literacy by enhancing communication. We invite radiologists and pediatricians to download the information packets and medical record card and distribute them in their waiting rooms and offices “stated Dorothy Bulas, M.D., professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, who is leading the parent component of the Image Gently campaign.“Parents can make better health care decisions on behalf of their children if they are armed with the correct information. Although medical imaging is increasingly replacing more invasive techniques in all areas of medicine, its risks and rewards may not be entirely understood. These brochures can help allay parents’ concerns and help them give better information to providers so that they can make the best possible diagnostic and treatment decisions for their child,” said Gerald A. White Jr., MS, FAAPM, chairman of the board of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. “Radiologic technologists are the final link in the chain as they perform CT scans,” said Connie Mitchell, M.A., R.T. (R)(CT), chairman of the board for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. “These patient education brochures can provide valuable insights to parents to help them better understand why technologists ask them particular questions and can give them a better context for providing more thorough and productive answers that will help us provide better care.”For more information: www.imagegently.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_img 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 read more Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. 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 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 News | June 15, 2010 Contrast Agent Demonstrates Positive Safety Profile News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more center_img June 15, 2010 – A new study evaluating the safety of an echocardiography contrast agent found that the agent did not have a significant effect on patients’ pulmonary pressures. The findings, concerning the contrast agent Definity Vial For (Perflutren Lipid Microsphere) Injectable Suspension, were presented on June 13 at the American Society of Echocardiography Annual Scientific Sessions in San Diego. Kevin Wei, M.D., associate professor of medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, presented the data from the phase 4, open-label safety study by Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. on the effect of Definity on pulmonary and systemic artery hemodynamics in patients with either normal or increased baseline pulmonary artery pressure. The study demonstrated that administration of Definity did not result in any clinically or statistically significant changes in systemic or pulmonary artery hemodynamic measurements in either patient group. “Examining changes in pulmonary pressures following the administration of ultrasound contrast imaging agents is an important safety measurement,” said Wei. “This phase 4 safety evaluation demonstrated that the administration of Definity produced no changes in pulmonary or systemic hemodynamic parameters, either in patients with normal or increased pulmonary artery pressure at baseline, providing further validation of the safety profile of this agent.”Definity administration did not result in any clinically or statistically significant changes in systemic and pulmonary artery hemodynamic measurements in the patients with either normal or elevated PASP in the population tested. Overall, Definity demonstrated a positive safety profile and was well tolerated. No deaths, serious adverse events (SAE) or other significant adverse events (AE) occurred during the study. Results of the immunologic tests showed no evidence for hypersensitivity reactions in any patient. Additionally, there were no clinical events that suggested evidence of mast cell activation or hypersensitivity reactions related to Definity administration.References1 Kitzman, D.W. et al. “Efficacy and safety of the novel ultrasound contrast agent perflutren (Definity) in patients with suboptimal baseline left ventricular echocardiographic images.” American Journal of Cardiology. 2000; 86: 669-674.2 Data on file, Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc.3 Source: The Echocardiography Monthly Monitor: U.S. Editions, 2002 – 2009, Arlington Medical Resources Inc., Malvern, PA.4 Mulvagh, S.L., et al. “Contrast Echocardiography: Current and future applications.” Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 2000; 13:331-42.5 Waggoner A.D., et al. “Guidelines for the cardiac sonographer in the performance of contrast echocardiography.” Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. 2001: 417-420.6 Edited by Scott D. Solomon, M.D., “Essential Echocardiography, A Practical Handbook with DVD.” Humana Press; 2007 Chapter 5: Ventricular Systolic Function, P113.7 Shaw L.J., et al. “Clinical and economic outcomes assessment with myocardial contrast echocardiography.” Heart 1999; 82(Suppl III): III16-III21. 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 | 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). Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Related Content Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco 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 last_img read more