Month: August 2019

VuNow Sends Free Internet Video Directly to Your TV

first_img VuNow provides the viewer with an online viewing experience by bringing the videos directly to your TV instead of the PC. Now you can enjoy movies, TV shows, sports, live events, special interests, travel and user-generated content, from content owners, and video portals around the world!This is what VuNow has to offer:- A Standard Definition and a High Definition model- Small foot print and easy to install- Support for wired or wireless connectivity- A user friendly Navigation and intuitive User Interface- Watch YouTube videos by categories- Search for videos with the powerful built-in Video Search Engine- Download videos using BitTorrent protocol- Watch videos directly from popular websites by categories- Watch Live TV Channels from around the world- Access to Personal Media such as video, music, and photos from the home network stored on a PC, Networked Attached Storage device, or even on a connected USB storage device- No subscription fees- Coming soon: Watch a large selection of movies and download them from CinemaNow!VuNow Pod is available now and comes in a high-definition version priced at $150, and a standard definition at $100.© 2008 PhysOrg.com Verismo’s VuNow is an affordable solution for video lovers that sends free internet video content directly to your Television set. VuNow only takes a minute to connect, just plug in the AC power, connect your A/V or HDMI cable, and connect your home network via Ethernet or an optional wireless adapter. How DVR is changing the world of TV advertising Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: VuNow Sends Free Internet Video Directly to Your TV (2008, December 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-12-vunow-free-internet-video-tv.html VuNow by Verismo Networkslast_img read more

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Exploring tessellations beyond Escher

first_img “Escher’s work introduced the world to the beauty of geometrical art,” Le writes in a paper at arXiv.org. “But non-mathematician artists tended not to follow his example, and so a wealth of trigonometric shapes only exists as blank tiles waiting to be filled. By describing the process of incorporating tessellations and fractals into art, we hope to show that the challenges are artistic rather than mathematical.”Whereas Escher’s tessellations and that of most artists that came after him have consisted of tile images having one dominant figure in a tile that is completely filled, Le deviates from this standard by experimenting with multiple figures and negative (white) space between the figures. This change allows for different ways to connect the tiles, such as with Penrose tilings, fractals, and tessellations inside fractals. Some example are shown below. The fractal-tessellation combination tile on the left was used to create the pattern on the right. The tiles were decreased in size by one-third instead of one-half to prevent branches colliding. Image credit: San Le. As Le writes in his paper, there are limitless possibilities for what designs can be drawn inside a tile. By exploring new designs, along with new shapes and new ways to connect tiles, there are many interesting patterns that are still waiting to be discovered. The fractal-tessellation combination tile on the left was used to create the pattern on the right. The tiles were decreased in size by one-third instead of one-half to prevent branches colliding. Image credit: San Le. Most Cave Art The Work Of Teens Not Shamans Citation: Exploring tessellations beyond Escher (2011, June 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-exploring-tessellations-escher.html The two Penrose tilings on the left contain a design of intertwined human figures with negative space in between. Using the same connecting rules as above, the tiles create the tessellation pattern on the right. Image credit: San Le. The two Penrose tilings on the left, which consist of a dart and a kite shape, are connected by following simple rules (e.g., A with A, A’ with A’, etc.). These tilings create the tessellation pattern on the right. Image credit: San Le. Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — By incorporating geometrical concepts into his artwork, M. C. Escher demonstrated the potential beauty that could be achieved by combining mathematics and art. One of Escher’s most well-known types of art is tessellations, in which he combined tiles with images of lizards, fish, angels, and other figures to create various repeating patterns. Recently, computer programmer and artist San Le from Santee, California, has shown how to generalize Escher’s technique, revealing that many mathematical shapes are still waiting to be explored. The two Penrose tilings on the left, which consist of a dart and a kite shape, are connected by following simple rules (e.g., A with A, A’ with A’, etc.). These tilings create the tessellation pattern on the right. Image credit: San Le. More information: San Le. “The Art of Space Filling in Penrose Tilings and Fractals.” arXiv:1106.2750v1 [math.HO]via: The Physics arXiv Blog © 2010 PhysOrg.com A tessellation pattern created by San Le, building on the work of M. C. Escher. Image credit: San Le. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Study of W Hydrae suggests condensed aluminum oxide dust plays key role

first_imgHigh spatial resolution images of AlO and 29SiO molecules around W Hya observed with ALMA. AlO molecules were only observed within three stellar radii (Rstar) whereas 29SiO was distributed in the accelerated wind beyond 5 Rstar without significant depletion.This strongly suggests that condensed aluminum oxide dust plays a key role in accelerating the stellar wind and in preventing the efficient formation of silicate dust around W Hydrae. Credit: Aki Takigawa © 2017 Phys.org Citation: Study of W Hydrae suggests condensed aluminum oxide dust plays key role in accelerating stellar wind (2017, November 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-11-hydrae-condensed-aluminum-oxide-key.html High spatial resolution image of AlO and 29SiO molecules around W Hydrae observed with ALMA. Colors show emissions from AlO molecules (red) and 29SiO molecules and the star (yellow). Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Takigawa et al. Journal information: Science Advances High spatial resolution image of AlO and 29SiO molecules around W Hydrae observed with ALMA. Colors show emissions from AlO molecules (red) and 29SiO molecules and the star (yellow). Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Takigawa et al. Schematic illustration of dust formation and wind acceleration around W Hya. Aluminum oxide dust, which grows and piles up in the inner dust shell, and partially condensed silicate dust trigger the acceleration of the wind, which suppresses silicate formation around an aluminum oxide–rich star, W Hya. Credit: Aki Takigawa As scientists look to the stars to understand the nature of the universe, they also seek answers regarding universal origins. The Big Bang, theory, for example, suggests how things might have started, but what processes led to the creation of atoms, for example? In this new effort, the researchers believe they may have found a source: W Hydrae, a star that is part of the Hydrae constellation and is classified as an asymptotic giant branch (AGB) star—stars that are still evolving and are in the low to medium mass size. W Hydrae has approximately nine times the mass of our sun and is a popular object of study due to its brightness. Scientists have come to believe that the study of AGBs might offer clues regarding how the elements were created.Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array of telescopes, the researchers observed W Hydrae, one of the brightest stars as seen from Earth. The researchers found evidence of aluminum oxide dust in its outer shell—within three “stellar radii.” The presence of the dust, the researchers suggest, might be a driver of stellar wind and perhaps a means of synthesizing atoms. In their theory, the aluminum oxide grows into grains and aggregates in the dust shell. The aggregates move more when struck by light from the star. As they move away from the star, they encounter silicate dust and continue to move away from the star, causing the stellar wind (the continues flow of charged particles emitted from the star) to pick up. As part of this process, atoms such as silicon and oxygen may be formed. They also suggest the process prevents silicate dust from forming efficiently around the star.center_img More information: Aki Takigawa et al. Dust formation and wind acceleration around the aluminum oxide–rich AGB star W Hydrae, Science Advances (2017). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao2149AbstractDust grains, formed around asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars, are accelerated by stellar radiation to drive stellar winds, which supply freshly synthesized nuclides to the Galaxy. Silicate is the dominant dust species in space, but ~40% of oxygen-rich AGB stars are thought to have comparable amounts of aluminum oxide dust. Dust formation and the wind-driving mechanism around these oxygen-rich stars, however, are poorly understood. We report on the spatial distributions of AlO and 29SiO molecules around an aluminum oxide–rich M-type AGB star, W Hydrae, based on observations obtained with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array. AlO molecules were only observed within three stellar radii (Rstar), whereas 29SiO was distributed in the accelerated wind beyond 5 Rstar without significant depletion. This strongly suggests that condensed aluminum oxide dust plays a key role in accelerating the stellar wind and in preventing the efficient formation of silicate dust around W Hydrae. Schematic illustration of dust formation and wind acceleration around W Hya. Aluminum oxide dust, which grows and piles up in the inner dust shell, and partially condensed silicate dust trigger the acceleration of the wind, which suppresses silicate formation around an aluminum oxide–rich star, W Hya. Credit: Aki Takigawa Explore further (Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Japan has found evidence showing that condensed aluminum oxide dust surrounding the star W Hydrae plays a key role in accelerating the stellar wind. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the team describes their study of the star and the gases that surround it. ALMA spots possible formation site of icy giant planet This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Researching Medical Marijuana May Soon Get Eas

first_imgResearching Medical Marijuana May Soon Get Easier by NPR News Will Stone 8.27.19 5:43pm Researchers hoping to study marijuana for scientific and medical purposes are one step closer to expanding their limited supply of the plant. This week, the federal government announced it would begin processing dozens of pending applications for permission to cultivate the plant for scientific research. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s decision comes after several years of delay for some applicants and a lawsuit filed against the agency by one cannabis researcher. “I am pleased that DEA is moving forward with its review of applications for those who seek to grow marijuana legally to support research,” said Attorney General William Barr in the statement on Monday. Barr said the Department of Justice will continue to work to improve research opportunities wherever it can. Even as many states have legalized marijuana for recreational and medical use, scientists who want to conduct rigorous studies of the plant still have only one place where they can get it: a facility at the University of Mississippi, which contracts with the National Institute on Drug Abuse.This arrangement, which has existed for more than 50 years, amounts to a “monopoly,” says Dr. Sue Sisley who heads the Scottsdale Research Institute in Arizona, which studies cannabis. “The bottom line is scientists need access to options,” says Sisley.Monday’s announcement is a long-awaited follow-up to an earlier policy change. In 2016, the federal government signaled an end to limiting research on cannabis to only one grower when the DEA announced a policy change allowing new cultivators. More than 30 organizations, including Sisley’s, applied for a license to grow cannabis for research purposes. But the agency didn’t act on the applications, so earlier this year, Sisley filed a lawsuit in federal court demanding it take action. The government’s latest decision to move forward on the applications arrives just ahead of the court’s deadline for the agency to respond to Sisley’s lawsuit. “We’re cautiously optimistic,” says Matt Zorn, who represents the Scottsdale Research Institute in the lawsuit. “It’s a positive first step because we were stuck in a kind of administrative limbo.”Marijuana’s status as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, which is reserved for drugs with “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse,” has hindered scientific research into its clinical applications. Zorn calls it a “catch-22.””On the one hand, you can’t do the research with good, high-quality cannabis because it’s a Schedule 1 drug. On the other, it’s a Schedule 1 because nobody can really do the research,” he says.But how soon aspiring growers will actually get the green light from the agency remains unclear. In its filing, DEA announced it will be introducing new rules for its program on growing marijuana for scientific and medical research — before deciding on any application. This additional step has left some advocates for marijuana reform skeptical about whether the DEA’s latest decision indicates real progress. In a blog post on his group’s website, NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri says he believes the agency’s “foot-dragging will continue.””For the past three years, the DEA has failed to take any steps to follow through on its promise to facilitate clinical cannabis research,” writes Altieri.Sisley’s other attorney, Shane Pennington, says the agency’s latest public statements “that it is behind scientific research to get to the bottom of the safety and efficacy of marijuana is a very big deal.”Given the years of delay, Pennington says researchers aren’t taking anything for granted yet. “I have high hopes, but I’ll believe it when I see it,” he says. “Since the announcement appears to be in response to pending litigation, it’s more likely that they will actually begin to move on this, in response to the pressure from the courts,” University of Washington School of Law professor Karen Boxx said via email.Members of Congress are increasingly taking notice of the DEA’s slow progress in bolstering the supply of research-grade marijuana. In May, a bipartisan group of 30 members of the U.S. House sent a letter to Barr and the DEA’s acting administrator, Uttam Dhillon, urging them “to do whatever you can to speed up and improve the research application process” in order to “provide better raw materials for research.” Even if the federal government acts quickly and starts approving applications, Sisley cautions, it could still take several years for operators to begin producing cannabis that is up to research standards.”We haven’t really won anything until scientists are finally utilizing real-world cannabis flower in their clinical trials,” she says. Sisley recently completed a clinical trial, under FDA guidance, testing smoked marijuana as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans. She says she was disappointed by the cannabis she had to use for the study, which came from the Mississippi facility. She described it as “generic batches of moldy, green powder full of stems, sticks and leaves” — far below the quality of what most people are obtaining from dispensaries. The results aren’t published yet, but Sisley says they are “exactly what you would predict given the poor quality of the cannabis” supplied for the study. “The scientific community is concerned this is harming our data — our outcomes,” says Sisley. Will Stone is a freelance reporter based in Seattle. He is on Twitter at @wstonereports.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR. Ian Philip Millerlast_img read more

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James Cameron awaits Avatar sequel release

first_imgIf one goes by Avatar filmmaker James Cameron’s words, the planned sequel of the 2009 epic sci-fi movie will leave the audience mesmerised.‘You will s–t yourself with your mouth wide open,’ Cameron has said while estimating the reactions that the sequel will generate, reports eonline.com. The Oscar-winning director told Empire magazine that the frames-per-second (FPS) rate of the movie will be a reason why so much ‘s–tting’ will happen, reports eonline.com. ‘My thinking at the time (when I announced the sequels) was that 60 (FPS) might be a better segue to the video market. I’ll be plugging into a system that’s a little more mature, so it makes sense for me to do 48 frames at this point,’ Cameron said.last_img

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WBSCL takes up initiative to make people selfreliant in 76 model villages

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Swarojgar Corporation Limited (WBSCL) has taken up a unique scheme of selecting 76 model villages in 11 districts across the state and made the villagers self-reliant. WBSCL will coordinate with a number of departments of the state government and will take up projects for training people in various activities, so that they can eke out a living for themselves. “The project will cover as many as 38 sub-divisions, with two villages in each of them. Our aim is to increase the income of the rural people and at the same time boost the village rural economy,” said Pulak Roy, chairman of WBSCL. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe districts that have been identified for these model villages are Purulia, West Midnapore, South 24-Parganas, North 24-Parganas, West Burdwan, East Burdwan, Jhargram, Hooghly, Howrah, Nadia and Murshidabad. As many as 1,030 Gram Panchayats will come under the purview of the project. WBSCL will coordinate with departments like Panchayat and Rural Affairs, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Water Resource Investigation, Horticulture, Forest, Agriculture, etc. and will take up projects like renovating a pond and taking up fish cultivation, setting up animal farms, floriculture, setting up of polygreen house, etc. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”We have already set up 500 such small farms and have set up a target of 2,000 similar projects,” a senior WBSCL officer said.WBSCL will soon take up orientation programmes in the identified districts, involving district magistrates, block development officers and the self-help groups to identify the villages in which the project may start. “We will gradually spread this project in the remaining districts too,” the official added. WBSCL is initially planning to have 100 people from each village under the scheme, which means that as many as 76,000 people will be getting employment. Most importantly, the self-help groups will get the chance to involve their own family members in the scheme. The people will get loan under the Swami Vivekananda Swanirbhar Karmasanasthan Prakalpa(SVSKP) and the state government will offer 30 percent subsidy against the loan. If needed, WBSCL will also arrange for training in trades like mobile repairing, plumbing, electrician, beautician, tailoring etc. The youths of these model villages will get priority in getting loan under SVSKP.It may be mentioned that this scheme is an extension of the Muktidhara project that was initiated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in December 2015, to ensure steady earning, drive away poverty and bring about financial improvement through self-help groups and self-employment. The Muktidhara project has been very successful.last_img read more

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Two dock systems under KoPT to handle 1m TEUs this year

first_imgKolkata: The two dock systems of Kolkata and Haldia under Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) has set a target of handling 1 million TEUs in the current financial year. Kolkata Dock is singularly expecting to handle 1 million TEUs of container traffic by 2020.”Kolkata Port Trust jointly with its container terminal vendor M/s Bharat Kolkata Container Terminal Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of PSA, has made an elaborate container terminal expansion and upgradation plan. The master plan for the overhaul of the container terminal includes large scale development of the area for container storage which doubles the yard capacity, increasing the number of mechanised container berths, overhauling of rail lines and digitisation of documentation at the terminal,” a senior official of KoPT said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsA joint business meet was recently held in this regard that was attended by KoPT chairman Vinit Kumar, deputy chairman S Balaji Arunkumar and other senior officials of port, PSA, members of the trade fraternity and other port users. It may be mentioned that the container cargo through Kolkata Dock was 6.4 lakh TEUs in the last financial year.KoPT chairman Vinit Kumar stressed upon the port’s focus on trade and said they are ready to resolve the issues faced by the users to facilitate trade. KoPT deputy chairman S Balaji Arunkumar Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedaddressing the meet elaborated on the large-scale development of yard at Kolkata terminal, repairing of the roads and adjoining drains in port vicinity and the overhauling of the rail network.He said very soon the terminal would have full length rail loading, which will benefit rail importers to Nepal and increase rail exports through Kolkata. The managing director, PSA India, Mike Formosa thanked KoPT for the continued support and assured full support to the port in achieving its mission and vision.The port users and the members of trade appreciated the recent ease of doing business initiatives at Kolkata Dock that has seen a positive response from the trade and urged the port to improve the productivity further.The trade representatives unanimously backed the “Mission Million” idea of the Port and pledged their support for the same.last_img read more

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Two mountaineers from Bengal on Kanchenjunga expedition feared dead

first_imgKolkata: Two mountaineers from the state on Kanchenjunga expedition — Kuntal Karar and Biplab Baidya — are believed to be dead as the rescue operation to bring them back to the base camp proved futile.The Sherpa team, which was on the rescue job of the two injured Indian climbers Biplab and Kuntal, has returned to Camp-4 of Kanchenjunga, as reported from the base camp. The herculean rescue operation, performed by Sherpa Nirmal Purja and his team on Wednesday, yielded no positive outcome. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataUnesh Zirpe, the leader of the expedition team Giripremi from Base Camp, said: “There is almost no hope that any further rescue operation is possible to bring Biplab and Kuntal back to Camp-4 at this stage.” The handling agency has also made it clear that there is almost no possibility that any further rescue effort can save these two lives. Ramesh Ray, another climber from the same team, was rescued by the Sherpas and brought to Camp-4 around 10 pm on Wednesday. His health is on the verge of critical deterioration and he was suffering from altitude sickness leading to HAPE (high altitude pulmonary edema) and snow blindness. Climber Rudraprasad Halder, who was at Camp-4 on Thursday morning, was also suffering from frostbite. Later in the day, both of them were evacuated by rescue helicopter and brought at the base camp. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”They are undergoing treatment at the base camp but arrangements are being made to hospitalise them as quick as possible considering their deteriorating health condition,” said Ujjal Roy, a member of the advisory committee of the state Youth Affairs department. Biplab, Kuntal, Ramesh, Rudraprasad and Sk Sahabuddin were part of a five-member team from Bengal, who had embarked on the Kanchenjunga expedition. Four of them — Rudraprasad Halder, Ramesh Ray, Sk Sahabuddin and Biplab Baidya — had reportedly reached the summit point on Wednesday morning. However, Biplab and Kuntal fell sick while descending and sought help from an altitude above 8000m. It was believed that Kuntal was suffering from HAPE. One team member (possibly Rudraprasad) sent an SOS to their family around 3:12 pm on Wednesday via GPS device asking for urgent help. The device read an elevation of 8271m. Nirmal Purja with two other Sherpas — Gesman Tamang and Mingma David Sherpa — responded promptly to the request assuring a rescue operation from an altitude of 8200m. The sherpas were on their way down from the summit of Kanchenjunga.last_img read more

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Vidyasagars Barnaparichay to be distributed free to mark his bicentenary celebrations

first_imgKolkata: The state Education department is planning to distribute Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s Barnaparichay free among all students of pre-primary and Class I to commemorate the occasion of 200 years of the latter’s birth anniversary.”The distribution of the Barnaparichay copy has nothing to do with the curriculum of pre-primary and Class I. As per plans, the book will be given as a ‘heritage book’ to pay homage to Vidyasagar,” said Avik Majumdar, the chairman of the Syllabus Restructure Committee. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to a senior official of the state Education department, the government is making plans to celebrate the bicentenary celebrations of the key figure of Bengal Renaissance in a grand manner for at least a week. “We are holding meetings time-to-time on how to celebrate his birth anniversary. It will take some more time to finalise the entire programme,” the official said. It may be mentioned that Vidyasagar’s Barnaparichay is not a prescribed book in the syllabus of the West Bengal Board of Primary Education. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateA few days back, BJP supporters had allegedly vandalised a bust of Vidyasagar at Vidyasagar College in North Kolkata during a rally by their party president Amit Shah, following which state Education minister Partha Chatterjee had announced that a new statue of the great Indian reformer will be constructed at the same venue. The state Education department has already announced a series of decisions regarding celebration of the life and legacy of Vidyasagar. The state has plans of construction of a museum containing artefacts related to Vidyasagar, turning Vidyasagar College into a heritage institution and organising of a week-long series of programmes from September 20 to 26 to celebrate his bicentenary. The state government has allocated Rs 20 crore for the celebration. All government schools will commemorate the occasion through essays, exhibitions, documentaries, discussions, debates based on the life and works of Vidyasagar. The essay competition will be held in three levels — Group A will involve Class III and IV, group B will cover Class V to VIII while the group C will involve students of Class IX and X. The subjects of the essays will be based on various aspects of Vidyasagar’s life including his role in women education and empowerment. A committee will be formed at the circle level which will make the necessary arrangements for the week-long celebrations. This committee will start functioning from June 15.last_img read more

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VIDEO The internet is convinced Roger Goodell wiped a booger on the

first_imgNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is already one of the most hated figures in professional sports, now the internet is convinced “The Hammer” shamelessly wiped a booger on the back of an unsuspecting girl as the two walked off the stage following her announcement of the Bears’ 2nd round pick.The replay shows Roger digging for gold and appears to show him wiping the treasure on the girl’s dress as they turned to leave the stage.Did Goodell wipe the booger on purpose, or is it all a big misunderstanding?#Boogergate has started and people want answers. We already know where Pats fans stand on this. Watch the video and decide for yourself. Advertisementlast_img

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Commuters in NYC and Austin Get Some Techy Upgrades

first_img Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer January 30, 2014 Starting this week, Verizon Wireless service is now available in 35 New York City subway stations on the west side of Manhattan, a stretch that covers busy stops like Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park. The rollout is part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s goal to completely outfit the 110-year-old subway system (which Mayor Bill de Blasio recently called “the eighth wonder of the world”) with wireless access by 2017. The $200 million project is being implemented by Transit Wireless, in partnership with AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and Boingo Wireless.Related: The Beginner’s Guide to Securely Using Public Wi-FiNew York isn’t alone in making Wi-Fi a priority; its neighbors are getting on board as well. In June, New Jersey Transit announced a public-private partnership with Cablevision to build a dedicated wireless network for the entire system by 2016.And it’s not just the East Coast getting in on the innovation game when it comes to public transportation. Capitol Metro, the transit system that provides service for Austin, Texas, worked with mobile ticketing startup Bytemark to develop a free CapMetro App. The app, which was released this week, allows commuters to store passes and tickets on their smartphones. Austin is, of course, home to South by Southwest (SXSW), the ever-expanding interactive, film and music festival that descends upon the city every March. It would seem that this feature will help a number of visitors get around come spring, just so long as they remember to bring their chargers.        Related: South Korea Is Building What Could Be the Future Standard in Wireless Speed 2 min readcenter_img Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Listen Nowlast_img read more

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The Scariest Thing About AI Is the Competitive Disadvantage of Being Slow

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 7 min read Register Now » “If you don’t have an AI strategy, you are going to die in the world that’s coming.” — Devin Wenig, CEO of eBayWhenever there is talk about artificial intelligence, Terminator-style robots that are stealing our jobs and will eventually take our lives come to mind. This picture portrays a false image of AI; AI is much more than just robotics and war machines.The tools we use in our daily lives are getting smarter every day, from spam filtering in our inboxes to voice assistants in our homes. Google New uses AI to cluster similar news, and Nvidia uses it to create slow motion videos that outperform the Slow Mo Guys.So, what is AI, and how can you use it?What is AI?AI has existed for a long time, with the earliest work dating back to 1940. But the most recent surge is thanks to two parameters — increased machine performance and new algorithms especially in the field of deep learning, a practice that tries to mimic the human brain to make decisions. Of course, AI is not limited to dDeep learning. Essentially the paradigm is that when the task is too difficult to program, we let the machine learn by itself; we let it program itself. While AI has delivered stunning results in some fields, it has also showed its limitations — to an extent that some experts believe a new “AI winter” is looming.Related: What Is AI, Anyway? Know Your Stuff With This Go-To Guide.It is very important to know what AI is actually capable of — and what it’s not. AI does not “understand” what it is doing, but when it looks at tons of data, it can detect patterns which have proven to be exceptionally efficient. Knowing AI’s sweet spot lets you make best use of it.What AI can do.Essentially, AI can help you with automation and prediction. Automation is not only about taking cumbersome, repetitive tasks from humans and assign them to tireless machines; we could do that even before AI. AI takes automation to a new level.For instance, AI could do a quick analysis of your customer and give you a 360 degree view on their preferences and needs. This information could mark the difference between closing a sale and losing a sale as the customer interacts with your business. Also consider that AI can take care of this automatically, without any human intervention.Many websites are currently using chatbots. While definitely not as smart as humans, they are 24/7 present assistants that take no breaks, respond immediately (no matter how many clients talk to it), remember customers’ preferences and can offer rich responses with links and images that a human would need significant time to compose.Prediction is another fun topic, boosted by AI in recent years. Previously, we used “customers who bought X also bought Y” to up-sell or cross-sell, but AI disrupted that too. Take Netflix as an example. AI is able to look at much more data than just single products, and it can find patterns that lead to much more accurate results and increased sales.AI lets you focus on what matters most, and this is important not only from a time and budget perspective but also because people will have much less legwork to do, and that increases their engagement and creativity.This brings us to our next topic — how you can use AI in your business.Related: Deep Learning and ‘Hyper-Personalization’ are the Future of Marketing AutomationUsing AI.To start using AI, you have two options; either rely on a company with an established AI service to automate your business, or create your own. The latter option would require tons of data to train the AI on, and you would need to have some development skills. It is the harder route, but it can really pay off, especially if your business model is very customized.Whatever your choice, there are fundamentals you need to pay attention to.Know what you need.This is the first important step as it decides the direction you take and the algorithms you use. For instance, let’s assume we need to find reporters who would be interested in covering our services. One approach would be to create an AI that would study the articles the reporters have written, classify them by topic, and find other reporters who write about similar topics.This idea has two flaws:The number of topics was few, compared to the number of journalists. As such, the recommendations would always be the same (i.e., if a reporter had written about blockchain the system would always recommend them for that topic). We will end up with hundreds of recommendations for a single topic.There are new topics added each day, so we cannot not rely on a list of predefined topics.As you see, while the idea looks good at first, we actually need a system that’s much more granular and precise. A better approach would be to let the system detect the patterns by itself, in the same way Google News works. This is the subject of “unsupervised learning,” where we share the data with the system and let it come up with suggestions on the similarities it finds there.Knowing what you need is an important step, both for getting the results that work for you and for not wasting budget and time on methods that don’t.Purify your data.The myth is “the more data, the better.” Companies tend to gather as much data as they can and then throw it at the poor AI, which is supposed to make sense of it. In reality, AI does not understand a word of what it sees (or says). It only sees numbers and correlations between those numbers. Purifying the data before feeding it to the algorithm drastically improves the results.If the data contains HTML tags, or if it contains text from several different languages, these can all throw AI off balance. This might seem obvious, but it’s not; just Google for “AI bias” to see how facial recognition AI failed to identify women of color because the AI was not properly trained on them.Related: Why I Wish Artificial Intelligence Was Around When I Started My BusinessVisualize your data.This might seem trivial, but take my advice on this. Visualizing the data in the form of charts and graphs really helps you to see patterns as well as trash data, especially in the early stages. Even before feeding it to the AI, visualizing can help you see abnormalities as well as outliers, which in turn could help you with the data purification process.Visualizing your data can be helpful, even if you don’t use it for AI. Making a chart of the weekdays and hours someone tweets can easily show you what hours and days they are most active on — something difficult to see if you only have date and time numbers in front of you.Closing words.If you made it this far, you should know what AI is, what it is good for and what you need to get started. AI is a trend Andrew Ng claims to be widespread in every industry, “like electricity.” So the sooner you can get started with your own AI, the higher chance you will have to stand out and compete with those that have already gotten there. August 22, 2018 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

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Global Resin Crafts Market Size Share Trend Growth Forecast to

first_imgTurn resin into remarkable home accents using simple hardware, hobby, and household items as molds. In the context of China-US trade war and global economic volatility and uncertainty, it will have a big influence on this market.Resin Crafts Market Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2023 is a professional and comprehensive research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China).The report firstly introduced the Resin Crafts basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3235763?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NileshThen it analyzed the world’s main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, supply, demand and market growth rate and forecast etc.In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis.The major players profiled in this report include:•Summit Crafts•ETIThe end users/applications and product categories analysis:On the basis of product, this report displays the sales volume, revenue (Million USD), product price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into-•Type A•Type B•Type COn the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate of Resin Crafts for each application, including-•Household•Commercial•Application CGet 10% Discount on corporate user license @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3235763?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NileshAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452Email: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Global Nuclear MedicineRadiopharmaceuticals Market by Manufacturers Countries Type and Application Forecast

first_imgThe Global Nuclear Medicine/Radiopharmaceuticals Market is expected to reach US$ 6,683.99 Mn in 2027 from US$ 3,982.11 Mn in 2018. The market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 6.2% from 2019-2027.The market for nuclear medicine/radiopharmaceuticals is expected to grow, owing to factors such as rising prevalence of chronic diseases, alpha radioimmunotherapy-based targeted oncology treatment and advancement in imaging technologies using radiopharmaceuticals play vital role in the growth of the radiopharmaceuticals market.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3216963?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NileshHowever, the restraints such as short shelf-life of radiopharmaceuticals and availability of substitutes of radiopharmaceuticals are likely to impact the growth of the market in the forecast period.A radiopharmaceutical is a drug, which can be used either for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Radiopharmaceuticals are radioisotopes that are bound to biological molecules that target specific tissues, organs, or cells within the human body.Radioisotopes emitting gamma rays are useful for diagnostic imaging where the radiation escapes the body. These rays are detected by a specific device, which is usually single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/ positron emission tomography (PET) cameras.The shelf-life or expiry date of a radiopharmaceutical preparation depends mainly on the half-life of the radioisotope, the radiochemical stability and the content of longer-lived radionuclide impurities in the preparation under consideration. Most of the radiopharmaceutical preparations contain radioisotopes with very short half-lives and such preparations have very short shelf-lives.These preparations require an expiry date and time to be indicated. For example, technetium-based preparations and positron emission tomography (PET) preparations are generally intended to be used within less than 12 hours, or sometimes within few minutes of preparation. Hence, the short shelf-life of radiopharmaceuticals are expected to hinder the growth of the market in the future years.Global nuclear medicine/radiopharmaceuticals were segmented by application and end user. The application segment was segmented as diagnostic applications and therapeutic applications. Based on the end user, the market was segmented as hospitals and diagnostic centers. During 2018, the hospitals segment led the nuclear medicine/radiopharmaceuticals market by the end user.Some of the major primary and secondary sources included in the report:•Society of Nuclear Medicine•Food and Drug Administration•American Cancer Society•World Health Organization•American Hospital Association (AHA)•National Cancer Institute (NCI)•Canadian Association of Nuclear MedicineGet 10% Discount on corporate user license @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3216963?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NileshAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452Email: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Chrome for the Holidays Amazons 300 Discount on Google Pixelbooks

first_imgWe recently reviewed the mid-level version of the Pixelbook, which earned 3.5 stars. Henry Casey, our senior writer was taken with design, calling its aluminum unibody design “one of the most attractive machines I’ve ever tested.” The 2400 x 1600, 12.3-inch touch display is bright and colorful, averaging 421 nits of brightness and reproducing 117 percent of the sRGB gamut. And while the Core i5 processor, couldn’t keep pace with the likes of the iPad Pro or Lenovo Yoga 920, it’s much more powerful than other Chromebooks. Remember when Amazon stopped selling Google products earlier this year? Well, with the holidays around the corner, it seems that Amazon had a Grinch-style change of heart. The online retailer is currently offering several iterations of Google’s Pixelbook with sizable $300 discounts. That means the base model is available for $699.  I’m not sure what holiday miracle this is, but if Chromebooks, specifically Chromebooks made by Google are your thing. If you’re unfamiliar with Chromebooks, in a nutshell, they’re laptops that run Google’s Chrome OS operating system. That means no Microsoft Office Suite unless you can make due with the Android version. And while some apps can function without internet access, the majority of Chrome apps require an always-connected setup. And speaking of apps, the Pixelbook is one of the growing number of Chromebooks that plays nice with the Android store, which adds a lot more functionality to the system. It’s also the first Chromebook to feature Google Assistant integration so you can control all the action with your voice.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/google-pixelbook-black-friday-2018?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 128GB flash storage – $699 – AmazonIntel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB flash storage – $899 – AmazonIntel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB flash storage – $1,349 – AmazonDesigned for light to mid-level productivity, Chromebooks typically don’t have the best performance. But Google continually bucks the trend with the Pixelbook. The $699 base model offered in the Amazon deal cost features an Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB of RAM, a 128GB flash storage drive and integrated Intel HD615 Graphics. The $899 iteration doubles the storage to 256 while the $1,349 version has a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of flash storage and integrated graphics. In short, if you’re looking for a lightweight laptop that can handle light productivity tasks, including video editing in a sleek, attractive chassis, the Pixelbook might be the hot holiday ticket. Just be sure to get it now, before the starting price goes back up to $999.center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoAncestryStart your journey with AncestryDNA®- now $59. Ends 8/26.AncestryUndoTODAYPolice 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.comUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Facebook Working On BrainComputer Tech That Can Decode Speech And Hearing From

first_img ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission. Wow facts 2Share this videoCopyPausePlay00:00% Buffered0PreviousPausePlayNextLive00:00 / 00:00UnmuteMuteExit fullscreenFullscreenCopy video urlPlay / PauseMute / UnmuteReport a problemLanguageBackMox PlayerDefaultEnglishEspañolУкраїнськаРусскийadvertisementNow, a complementary research published in Nature Communications describes the concrete steps that are being taken to turn this into a reality. And in the new study, researchers were able to instantly identify the participants’ answers based solely on their brain activity.Brain Signals To SpeechFor the study, epilepsy patients with normal speech had electrocorticography arrays surgically implanted onto the surface of one hemisphere of their brains. This allowed researchers to gather more detailed data than if they had relied on non-invasive EEG or fMRI data. Researchers then recorded the participants’ brain data while they were listening to a set of nine questions and answering out loud from 24 answer choices. Soon, the algorithms that the researchers developed were able to detect when the participants were hearing a new question or responding, as well as identify which of the 24 choices the participant was saying with up to 61 percent accuracy. Similarly, the algorithm was also able to identify which of the predefined questions the participants heard with 75 percent accuracy, helping it to also narrow down the possible answers the participant would respond with. Speech RestorationWhile this may seem an exciting idea that will yet again change the way people communicate with one another, the technology actually has promise for the restoring speech in people who have lost the capability, such as those who suffered a stroke, a spinal injury, or a neurodegenerative disease. This is because the brain regions that produce speech typically remain intact in the patients even if they have lost the ability to speak due to facial paralysis.“With the advances we’ve seen in the field over the past decade it became clear that we might be able to leverage these discoveries to help patients with speech loss, which is one of the most devastating consequences of neurological damage,” said neuroscientist and study coauthor Edward Chang, MD.Now, researchers are working on discovering whether EcoG neural interface implants can help patients with paralysis to restore a variety of their movement and communication abilities. TAG Facebook, Brain Signals, Speech Search Ads by Amazon Ads by Amazon Close Electrodes were temporarily placed on the surface of the participants’ brains to map the origins of their seizures. This involved electrocorticography which provided researchers with richer data than an EEG or fMRI might have provided.   ( Noah Berger | University of California San Francisco ) Is it really possible for a device to give people the capability of typing written texts just by thinking it? Evidently, Facebook has been financing an extensive university research that might help bring the technology from science fiction to reality.It will not only bring communication to a whole new level, but it might one day help restore the speech of people who have lost the capability.Research Funded By FacebookIt was only in 2017 that Facebook announced that it wanted to develop a type of headband that would let its users type 100 words per minute just by thinking. Researchers at the University of California San Francisco recently showed how the brain activity of participants as they are speaking can create synthetic versions of the speech. However, the process of decoding the signals are rather slow as it took researchers weeks and even months to decipher them. ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches Alllast_img read more

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Why people should know more about lupus

first_imgImage credited to insidetheclinic.com/lupus-rash/ Lupus, or the full term systemic lupus erythematosus, was brought to the public’s attention when it was publicized in social media. It is more widespread than leukemia, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis. It has symptoms that are similar to other conditions and the public should be made more aware in order for unknown sufferers to get an earlier diagnosis.What is lupus?It is the inflammation to the joints, skin and other organs and is a long term condition. Lupus is unfortunately incurable at the moment but early treatment could help relieve symptoms.What are the symptoms?Usually lupus symptoms are joint pains, butterfly-shaped skin rashes over the nose and cheeks and extreme tiredness even though you have rested well. Other less common symptoms include weight loss, swollen glands, light sensitivity which causes rashes on exposed skin and also bad circulation to fingers and toes which results in a cold and numb sensation. Lupus is dangerous as it may affect various body parts especially when internal organs are involved like the heart, brain, kidney or lungs. Most patients will have only one or some of the symptoms which comes and goes.Image credited to insidetheclinic.com/lupus-rash/Sometimes the disease flares up and becomes worse over a few weeks or longer, and then symptoms might settle down again. The reason for this relapse and remission is not known yet.Who is likely to have it?According to Arthritis Research UK, lupus is nine times more likely to develop in women than men. It is more common in Chinese, African or Caribbean origin. It mostly affects the younger population as there are only 1 out of 15 cases of it developing in patients over 50 years.How is it diagnosed?It is diagnosed through the presenting symptoms, a physical examination and blood tests. Tests are helpful in eliminating other medical conditions. Examples of blood tests are anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) test, anti-double-stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA) antibody test, anti-RO antibody test and others. Roughly 95% of people having lupus are ANA positive but some who do not have lupus are tested positive too so this test alone cannot confirm the diagnosis. About 70% of people with lupus have the anti-dsDNA antibodies and a positive result shows that it is very likely to be lupus as those without lupus are hardly ever positive.What are the causes?There are no known causes of lupus but there are a few triggers discovered from different researches. Lupus may be triggered during puberty, during menopause, through sunlight exposure, as an outcome of trauma, after giving birth, after a long term effect of certain medications or after a viral infection.How is it treated?Generally, lupus is treated with anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen for joint or muscle pain, hydroxychloroquine for tiredness and joint problems or steroids for kidney inflammation. A kidney transplant may be needed if the kidney is severely damaged. Immunosuppressant drugs are usually used in more severe conditions of lupus and the patient would need regular blood tests.Image credited to https://www.findatopdoc.com/Healthy-Living/Treating-LupusResearch by Dr. Betty Diamond, a professor from The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, New York, has found that blood pressure medication could improve the cognitive and emotional difficulties of lupus. She will be using the money from a prize awarded to her as funds for a study to find if angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors reduce neuropsychiatric symptoms in mice. “Positive results in mice could lead to clinical trials of ACE inhibitors in patients with lupus,” said Dr. Diamond.Living with lupusThose who are newly diagnosed with lupus or starting medication may find it difficult to resume daily activities due to the symptoms and side effects, but it is not impossible. Patients should educate themselves more on the condition- there is really no other way. They should try to minimize and resolve feelings of stress, anger or depression; they should also let family, friends or work colleagues know the triggers so that they may be able to help in times of need. Lupus patients should avoid direct sunlight or fluorescent lights and pace daily activities to reduce fatigue. It may take time for them to get used to it, but it is important that they are able to improve their quality of life while responding to the difficulties of the illness.last_img read more

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Former Glee actor Mark Salling dies at 35

first_imgFormer Glee actor Mark Salling died on Tuesday (30 January) at the age of 35.The coroner has not confirmed a cause of death due to the next of kin not being notified yet. However, TMZ reported it was an apparent suicide. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Attorney Michael Proctor confirmed the news to People: ‘I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning. Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of great creativity, who was doing his best to atone for some serious mistakes and errors of judgment.’ GAYSTARNEWS-center_img In October, Salling pled guilty to possession of child pornography. Reports indicated investigators found more than 25,000 images and 600 videos depicting child pornography on his hard drives.As part of his plea deal, he was set to serve four to seven years in prison. He also had to register as a sex offender and stay at least 100 feet away from schoolyards, parks, and other locations.Salling was a musician, writing and producing his own music under the stage name Jericho.However, people knew him best for his role on Glee. He played Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman on the musical high school show.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Kevin McHale from Glee talks about boyfriend for the first timeBoyfriend of Glee star Kevin McHale surprises him with sweetest birthday presentDid Glee actor Kevin McHale just come out?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/mark-salling-dies-35/last_img read more

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Hawaii has officially become 12th state to ban gay cure therapy

first_imgThe Hawaii State Senate passed on 10 April banning any attempt to alter the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTI youth.Hawaii officially passes ‘gay cure’ therapy banChair of the LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party Michael Golojuch said: ‘This has been a priority of the caucus for years,’ according to Hawaii News Now.‘[It] ensures that LGBTQ youth will not be tortured by mental health professionals,’ he said.The full list of US states include: New Jersey, California, Oregon, Illinois, Vermont, New Mexico, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Nevada, Washington and Maryland.The law goes into effect in Hawaii on 1 July.‘Overwhelming scientific research has shown that “conversion therapy” is not effective and frequently has lasting, harmful psychological impacts on minors,’ Ige said.‘This practice is neither medically or ethically appropriate.’The Trevor Project, a national charity providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTI youth, applauded Hawaii. Hawaii has officially become the 12th state in the US to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy to minors.Signed by the Governor David Ige yesterday (25 May), the law is the latest in a wave of protecting LGBTI teens from abuse and torture. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘We’re seeing significant momentum to protect LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy, and The Trevor Project calls on even more states to join Hawaii in banning this barbaric practice,’ said Amit Paley, CEO and executive director of The Trevor Project.Gay cure therapy: A realityConversion therapy is a reality for some LGBTI people, especially youth.Every mainstream health and psychological group in the world condemns the harmful practice.‘By passing this legislation, Hawaiian legislators are clearly demonstrating a passion for action to care for LGBTQ youth,’ said Sam Briton, a non-binary survivor of conversion therapy who works as head of advocacy and government affairs for The Trevor Project.‘Conversion therapy is a dangerous and discredited practice that I and nearly 700,000 LGBTQ people have survived. We are so grateful to Hawaii for protecting our youth from its trauma,’ they continued.In a viral opinion piece by Gay Star News, we explore the harsh reality for people who are often forced into these situations.Doctors tortured and starved Raymond Buys and even forced him to eat his own feces. Severely malnourished, dehydrated, with wounds all over his body, he lay in intensive care for four weeks until he died.Reports out of Ecuador also reveal illegal gay cure therapies force feed, beat, electroshock and rape LGBTI patients.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/hawaii-has-officially-become-12th-state-to-ban-gay-cure-therapy/last_img read more

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Aguakán says that by next year Isla Mujeres will have 100 percent

first_imgIsla Mujeres, Q.R. — Head of Aguakán says that by next year, there will be 100 percent coverage in sanitary drainage on the entire island.Roberto Enrique Robles, Director of Aguakán said that although work is being done on the last stage of the wastewater station on Isla Mujeres, it is expected to be finished for next year.“I can tell you that what we have built today provides enough capacity to treat all that is occurring on Isla and cover future growth,” he said.Robles added that the total amount invested in the treatment plant is around 40 million peso, which was done in several stages.The official said that in the insular zone, there has been 100 percent of treated water for some time, however where it is still pending is in the sanitary drainage network that is being built now.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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