It has barely been four months since Apple introduced its three new iPhone models-the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS, and the iPhone XS Max-that rumours about the company’s next generation of iPhones have started doing rounds on the internet. And while the previous round of rumours talked about the processor and the display, the latest reports talk about the camera that the Apple iPhone 11 is likely to sport.Word is that Apple’s iPhone 2019, or iPhone XI as it is being called, will come with a 3D camera sensor at the back. This sensor will be supplied to the Cupertino, California-based company by Sony, which, at the moment, is working on its next-generation 3D sensors after getting interest from customers including Apple.Sony is already supplying camera sensors to major tech companies including Apple, Samsung and Google. However, according to a report by Bloomberg, the new 3D camera sensors will power both front and the rear cameras.Apple is already using 3D sensors with TrueDepth camera in the front camera of its iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. However, these phones use a technique called ‘structured light’ to capture more detail in the images. Sony’s 3D sensors, on the other hand, will use a different technique called Time of Flight (TOF), wherein the camera sensor will send out invisible infrared pulse and measure the time taken by the light to bounce back to recreate the image. This technology, in turn, would help the cameras capture more accurate and detailed images.advertisementInterestingly, the TOF technology hasn’t been tested yet. However, Sony has already started distributing the toolkit to developers for developing apps that utilise the chip’s advanced technique for communication, and it will start the mass production of the chip in late summer in order to meet the demands of the smartphone companies.Apart from the rear camera, Apple is also likely to give make changes to the iPhones front camera and processor. The iPhone 11 is also expected to come with the company’s A13 chipset. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the iPhone 11’s front camera setup is likely to come with a new flood illuminator feature that would improve FaceID by reducing the impact of invisible light from the environment.ALSO READ: | iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max review: Crazy good phones at crazy high pricesALSO READ: | Apple won’t release a 5G iPhone until 2020ALSO READ: | iPhone XR is Apple’s best iPhone yet, but here is why people are not buying it
Look at these two quotes from the two Mikes (G. and Y.) after the Central Arkansas game. The head ball coach first.“They were in a defense that was focused on stopping the run. In the end, we threw the ball down the field with the style of defense we were seeing.”And now the playcaller.“Our balance and run/pass ratio was good, but we’ve got to be more effective in the run game by getting more yards per carry and making sure we’re in second-and-normal downs.”Gundy says UCA was focused on stopping the run. He said the same thing about Central Michigan.“(Central Michigan and Central Arkansas) defended us so we can’t run the football,” Gundy told the Tulsa World. “When that happens, there are two ways to handle it. You throw a lot of passes, or you’re just physically better up front and your tailback is much better than the defense is at tackling, and you just say that we’re not concerning ourselves with the structure of the defense.”Yurcich said he still wanted balance. My question … why?Here’s the longer question I have — and it’s something I posited after the game on Saturday — if teams are going to sell out to stop the run against Oklahoma State (and it sounds like they are), then why doesn’t OSU throw it on every single down.I get it, you want a good mix and you want to keep folks off balance, but sometimes it feels like Yurcich is setting up plays for six quarters later. Like a poker player throwing away a hand early in a big tournament to set up a monster beat later on down the road … except he gets bounced out three hands later so it doesn’t matter.This stuff can be overthought. If you have a good-to-great quarterback (you do!) and an embarrassment of riches on the outside (you do!) and teams are killing themselves to keep your yards per carry under five (they are!), then … uh … throw the thing.Throw it until they make you run it. Throw it until Mason’s arm falls off. Throw 8-yard curls and that sweet deep out to James Washington and skinny posts to Marcell Ateman. Throw it down field, hit your Cowboy Backs in the flats and for the love of Walt Garrison, run Jeff Carr on the wheel route.Trust No. 2.I’m completely aware I sound like the 77-year-old alum in Section 232, Row K right now who knows how to call plays because he grew up watching Joe Namath, but what I’m talking about is more philosophical.OSU has passed it 71 times and run it 70 so far this year. It’s as if Yurcich is trying to achieve a balance on the field the Dalai Lama could be proud of even if defenses haven’t dictated that. It gets old watching your alma mater bang its collective head against a wall. If you’re not “physically better up front” like Gundy said, there’s only one option left. Throw it.The flip side of this is that if you have a really good defense (which OSU has), you also want to protect the ball (which OSU is doing). I’m actually a fan of that. But we need to stop expecting the high-powered offense we’ve tasted in the last half decade.Maybe all of this is just our fault because of misplaced expectations?But I think this offense can (and should) be better than it has been so far.These are the games you want to stretch yourself and try things out to see what works. Maybe that’s what’s happening so far and when Malik Jefferson and Co. put eight in the box in Austin next weekend, Yurcich will let Rudolph gallop a little bit.That’s what I keep telling myself anyway.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Chelsea boss Sarri: Willian and Hudson-Odoi must stayby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says Willian must stay after he proved the matchwinner against Newcastle.Willian is being linked with Barcelona.But Sarri says: “Willian, for us, is a very important player. As I said yesterday in the press conference, in my opinion he has to stay with us. He’s very important player, like Pedro.”Hudson-Odoi is becoming a very important player so with Eden like a striker today, we need wingers, so we need Pedro, Hudson-Odoi and Willian, of course. At this moment he’s a fundamental player.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
India Today Web Desk SydneyJanuary 8, 2019UPDATED: January 8, 2019 19:41 IST Ravi Shastri coached India to their first-ever Test series win in Australia earlier this week (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBharat Arun revealed Ravi Shastri’s crucial advice to India players ahead of Australia tourBharat Arun said the members of Indian fast bowling group took pride in each other’s successIndia pace trio of Ishant, Bumrah and Shami picked up a record-breaking tally of 136 wickets in 2018India cricket team bowling coach, Bharat Arun revealed on Tuesday that head coach Ravi Shastri often tells the players to leave their driver’s license at home before joining the team ahead of overseas tours. Speaking exclusively to India Today, Arun said the India pacers were asked to bowl specific lengths to the Australian batsmen, who are known for cutting and pulling at will while the batsmen were reminded of the pitfalls of getting lured into drives, especially in overseas conditions.”As Ravi Bhai would always tell this team… ‘leave you driver’s license at home when you come play for India’. When we came to Australia, he insisted that the Australians are very good on their cut and pull… we are not going to give them any shots to play,” Bharat Arun said.India pacers have been relentless and mean: ArunThe former India cricketer also credited the fast bowlers’ ability to keep themselves fit for their success. Arun also pointed out that the team’s willingness to enjoy each others’ success is its driving force.Notably, the trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami consistently delivered for India during their three important overseas tours in South Africa, England, and Australia in the 2018-19 season.Even during the series defeats in South Africa and England, the pacers delivered, picking up 20 opposition wickets on most occasion. The trio picked up 136 wickets in 2018, thereby breaking a 34-year-old record of 130 wickets set by the legendary West Indies trio of Joel Garner, Michael Holding, and Malcolm Marshall for the most wickets in a calendar year by a pace bowling unit.advertisementWhen the batsmen finally joined the party in Australia, Team India was able to create history as Virat Kohli’s men went on to become the first-ever side from Asia to beat Australia at their own backyard in a Test series.”It [the bowling performance] has been outstanding, not only this series but over the one year, it really has been outstanding. They have been bowling fast and they have been relentless and they have been mean over the period of time,” Arun said.”Their fitness levels… that has to be credited with the way they have worked hard on their fitness. Also, they take pride in each other’s performance. They are happy for others’ success. These are the qualities that really drive the team.”Taking confidence from the bowling unit’s performances in whites, Bharat Arun also said India have a well-settled bowling group in the lead up to Cricket World Cup, starting May 30 in England.”We have a great bunch of bowlers. We have good wrist spinners, finger spinners and we have ga ood bunch of fast bowlers plus an all rounder like Hardik [Pandya] in the team. So, yes we have the right mix for the World Cup,” Arun added.While in-form Jasprit Bumrah, who topped the bowling charts in the four-Test series has been rested for the upcoming limited-over series in Australia and New Zealand, Mohammed Siraj and Siddharth Kaul have been named as replacements for the ODI and the T20I series, respectively.India will rely heavily on the wrist-spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal while the responsibility of bowling with the new ball will be shared by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Bumrah. India have quite a few backup options as all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya along with the likes of left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed are available for selection.Also Read | Indian Premier League 2019 to be played in India from March 23Also Read | India vs Australia: BCCI announces huge cash rewards for Virat Kohli’s history makersAlso Read | Indian batsmen found Jasprit Bumrah ‘one of the most difficult’ to face: Bharat ArunAlso Read | Rishabh Pant now needs to learn how to finish games, says Ravi ShastriAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Bharat ArunFollow Ravi ShastriFollow India national cricket teamFollow India fast bowlersFollow 2019 Cricket World CupFollow Ravi Shastri Virat Kohli India vs Australia: ‘Ravi Shastri asked players to leave their driver’s license at home’ India vs Australia: Bowling coach Bharat Arun lauded the efforts of India’s record-breaking pace bowling unit, saying improved fitness levels helped them achieve what they were able to in the 2018-19 season. advertisement
The government of Nova Scotia brought into force some of the most progressive and stringent food safety regulations in Canada this year. “Our province’s new regulations are some of the best in the country,” said Brooke Taylor, Minister of Agriculture. “Some of these requirements are for mandatory food hygiene training for operators of the facility, increased powers for inspectors, and a requirement for operators to document their food safety programs, maintenance, cleanliness, sanitation and contamination control.” Since 2002, the number of consumer complaints of food facilities has dropped by 28 per cent. The number of suspected food poisonings has also been reduced by 26 per cent in that same time frame. “Nova Scotians and visitors to our province should be confident that our provincial food safety inspection is carried out with the utmost respect for human health. To find out information on food establishments we have made our inspection reports easy to access,” said Mr. Taylor. Consumers can get inspection reports on any three different restaurants within one or two days of the request at no cost. The policy is called routine access and has been in place for two years. In a recent national survey looking at how provinces release inspection reports it was found that most provinces provide similar access to inspection reports. Nova Scotians can access inspection reports by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 902-424-4560. A mail-in request can be also be directed to Routine Access Designate, 5151 George St., 7th floor, Halifax, N.S., B3J 3C4. “From a public health standpoint the new Public Health Protection Act offers Nova Scotians one of the most effective regulatory environments in Canada,” said Dr. Jeff Scott, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia. “The new food safety regulations are a fine example of the protection Nova Scotians can expect and we will continue to work together to protect public health.” Assessment of food safety in Nova Scotia restaurants is done by food safety specialists. These 20 individuals employed by the Department of Agriculture conduct about 6,500 inspections in 3,700 licensed restaurants throughout the province every year. Food safety specialists are nationally certified public health inspectors, with a food safety professional designation and once passing national examinations they are appointed under the authority of the Health Protection Act. Food safety inspections focus on food preparation and handling, storage, staff hygiene and the cleanliness of the facility. Inspectors are also responsible for responding to consumer complaints, investigations of suspected food borne illnesses and are involved in food product recalls. “Our food safety specialists are highly qualified professionals that determine regulatory compliance based on their observation, measurement of risk and professional judgement,” said Mike Horwich, director of food protection for the Department of Agriculture. “They carry out unannounced inspections, education and training, voluntary closures or immediate food destruction. There is a high degree of regulatory compliance in restaurants and it is achieved for the most part because of education, cooperation and recognition that food safety is an essential component of the business. High profile punitive actions are a last resort.” “Food safety is a shared responsibility between government, industry and the consumer.” said Mr. Taylor. The work of the food safety specialists, as well as the genuine concern about food safety within the industry, has resulted in a continuing improvement of public health protection and food safety.
Every year on 18 July — the day Nelson Mandela was born — the UN asks individuals around the world to mark Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July) by making a difference in their communities.Everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better, and Mandela Day is an occasion for everyone to take action and inspire change.For 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity — as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.The Nelson Mandela Foundation is dedicating this year’s Mandela Day to Action Against Poverty, honouring Nelson Mandela’s leadership and devotion to fighting poverty and promoting social justice for all.In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July “Nelson Mandela International Day” in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.General Assembly resolution A/RES/64/13 recognizes Nelson Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service of humanity, in the fields of conflict resolution, race relations, the promotion and protection of human rights, reconciliation, gender equality and the rights of children and other vulnerable groups, as well as the fight against poverty and the promotion of social justice. It acknowledges his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world.In December 2015, the General Assembly decided to extend the scope of Nelson Mandela International Day to also be utilized in order to promote humane conditions of imprisonment, to raise awareness about prisoners being a continuous part of society and to value the work of prison staff as a social service of particular importance.General Assembly resolution A/RES/70/175 not only adopted the revised United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, but also approved that they should be known as the “Nelson Mandela Rules” in order to honour the legacy of the late President of South Africa, who spent 27 years in prison in the course of his struggle referred to above.
Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Some of the subjects, including Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (Winnie) and multi-Grammy winner Houston, qualify as misunderstood women. Or, in the case of activist Dolores Huerta (Dolores), often overshadowed by United Farm Workers co-founder Cesar Chavez, they are misrepresented.“Documentaries carve out the space and the resources to investigate entrenched narratives and the ‘fallen woman’ trope is ripe for examination,” said Winnie director, French filmmaker Pascale Lamche, via email. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement You think you know a woman. And then someone makes a documentary about her.From late pop superstar Whitney Houston (Whitney “Can I Be Me”), to anonymous servers slinging plates around the world (Maya Gallus’s Dish: Women, Waitressing & the Art of Service), Hot Docs 17 unspools dozens of documentaries April 27 to May 7 that tell women’s stories.Plus, about half of the 230 films on this year’s slate have female directors. Facebook
APTN National NewsThe 2012 Saskatchewan First Nations Winter Games have kicked off in Saskatoon, and APTN National News reporter Larissa Burnouf has the details on who to watch for and how this event helps kickstart the next generation of First Nations student athletes.
Brock has become the latest Canadian university to announce it will terminate its licence agreement with Access Copyright, a copyright collective that provides licences to make copies from print and digital works such as books, magazines, newspapers and journals.Brock will not renew its current licence when it expires on Dec. 31, 2015.The decision results from an emerging consensus among universities and colleges, copyright academics and elementary and secondary schools, that the Access Copyright licence is not necessary to meet the copying needs of teachers and researchers in Canada. This consensus began after major developments in Canadian copyright law in 2012 greatly expanded the “users’ rights” of students and educators to make copies for educational purposes, without needing permission or the payment of royalties.Numerous other institutions — including University of Toronto, UBC, Queen’s and York — have already opted out of their agreements with Access Copyright.For Brock, the final decision was made by Neil McCartney, Provost and Vice-President Academic, in consultation with Brock’s legal counsel, the University Library and other Brock stakeholders.Brock students currently pay for the licence agreement in the form of an ancillary fee, at an annual rate of $26 per full-time equivalent student, or $5.20 fee per credit.Brock staff, faculty and students are copyright owners and users of copyright-protected materials. The University will continue its commitment to copyright compliance, which is an ongoing legal duty and an integral component of academic integrity. Over the coming months, Brock will take additional steps to ensure staff and faculty are aware of their rights and responsibilities under the Copyright Act, and will offer support from legal counsel and library staff wherever needed.
Freshman goalie Matt Tomkins (31) prepares to make a save during a game against Bowling Green Oct. 29 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 5-3.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe Ohio State men’s ice hockey team is heading into a two-game series against Niagara University on the heels of a split series with No. 20-ranked Minnesota Duluth.The Buckeyes (4-4-0, 0-0-0) are set to take on the Purple Eagles (1-4-1, 1-1-1) in the midst of a seven-game homestand, something OSU freshman goalie Matt Tomkins sees as being “huge” for the team at this point in the season.“We love playing here and kind of getting in the groove,” Tomkins said. “It’s been great so far that we’ve been on a little bit of a run, and it’s going to continue to pay off that we get to continue to play at home in front of our home crowd.”Tomkins added that the homestand is crucial to picking up some momentum as the team heads into Big Ten Conference play, which starts Nov. 29.“Obviously, winning four out of five (games) is huge,” he said. “Having this homestand gives us a great opportunity to continue this roll here moving forward, and it’s a very positive attitude in the locker room.”There is also the potential that junior forward Tanner Fritz, who sustained an upper-body injury in OSU’s 4-3 loss against Bowling Green Oct. 15, might be back in the lineup for the series. Coach Steve Rohlik said he’s been skating and that he’s “optimistic that we might see him in action this weekend.” Fritz’s return, though, can’t allow the team to become complacent.“Hopefully, our team doesn’t let down and think that since we have one of our best players back, they can drop their guard a little bit,” Rohlik said. “I think this is an opportunity, and I hope that having one of our better players back makes everybody better.”’Looking forward, Rohlik said the team will have to continue building momentum — in the series against Niagara and beyond — in order to get where it wants to be.“We’ve got build on what we did this weekend against Duluth. If we have any kind of letdown, we’re in for a rude awakening,” Rohlik said. “Our guys have to build on the momentum, they’ve got to build on their work ethic … if we do that, we’re going give ourselves the best chance to have success.”He added that the team’s competitiveness and consistency, two things it struggled with early this season, have improved greatly and will have to continue to do so.“We’re still a little up-and-down at times … but if you can get the compete and the consistency, I think you’re going to have a good hockey team,” Rohlik said.Junior forward Nick Oddo said “sticking to (their) systems” while also “tweaking the details,” has made the Buckeyes an overall better team.OSU has not faced Niagara since 2000, but Rohlik said the Buckeyes must come out ready to play or the outcome won’t be what they want.“If we don’t come out and play our best hockey, we’re in trouble,” he said.The Buckeyes and the Purple Eagles are slated to face off this weekend, with the puck set to drop at 7:05 p.m. Friday and 8:05 p.m. Saturday.
Un astrophotographe amateur réalise le plus grand panorama interactif du cielUn Américain de 28 ans, Nick Risinger, a fait plus de 96.500 kilomètres dans le but de créer un panorama du ciel de 360° entièrement interactif. Il s’agit de la plus grande carte de la voûte céleste réalisée à ce jour.La Voie Lactée et ses planètes, étoiles et fascinantes nébuleuses… Le résultat final du panorama interactif réalisé par Nick Risinger, est impressionnant. Ex-directeur de marketing à Seattle, l’Américain a parcouru près de 100.000 kilomètres dans l’ouest des Etats-Unis et en Afrique du Sud pour réaliser cette carte, la plus grande image nocturne et en couleurs du ciel. À lire aussiLune, cigarette électronique et intelligence artificielle, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 3 SeptembrePour ce faire, l’astrophotographe amateur s’est équipé de six appareils photo astronomiques pour enregistrer chaque nuit, depuis mars 2010, entre 20 et 70 clichés sous trois longueurs d’onde différentes. Au total, 37.000 images ont été assemblées pour former ce panorama interactif à 360° de 5.000 mégapixels. La première photographie a été prise dans le désert du Nevada. Puis l’homme, accompagné de son père, s’est rendu dans l’Arizona, au Texas et en Caroline du Nord. A chaque fois, l’endroit privilégié se trouve le plus loin possible de la ville et de la pollution. Quant aux photographies de l’hémisphère sud, celles-ci ont été prises en Afrique du Sud. Nick Risinger s’y est rendu deux fois pour ce projet.A son retour à Seattle, l’Américain a utilisé plusieurs logiciels destinés à l’astrophotographie pour enlever le bruit, superposer les clichés de trois couleurs différentes et assembler scrupuleusement les images selon des repères, pour recréer la voûte céleste.Nick Risinger, qui souhaitait avant tout “éduquer et éclairer les gens sur la beauté naturelle qui les entoure”, a fait très fort. Non seulement son travail est à couper le souffle, mais sa nouvelle carte interactive dépasserait toutes les cartographies professionnelles réalisées jusqu’à présent.L’astrophotographe a déclaré au site Wired : “Je voulais créer quelque chose qui soit une véritable représentation de la façon dont on pourrait voir [le ciel] s’il était 3.000 fois plus brillant”.Le 4 mai 2011 à 16:59 • Emmanuel Perrin
Virusbarrier : le premier antivirus pour iPhone disponible sur l’AppStoreLe premier antivirus pour le smartphone d’Apple est désormais disponible sur la plateforme d’applications AppStore.Pour la première fois, l’iPhone va pouvoir être équipé d’une application antivirus spécialement étudiée pour lui. S’il n’existe pas pour l’instant de logiciel malveillant s’attaquant directement au système d’exploitation du smartphone Apple, l’application VirusBarrier permettra de l’empêcher de servir de vecteur de transport de virus pouvant atteindre votre ordinateur, explique Cerise club.com.Mis au point par l’entreprise de sécurité Intego, qui a également conçu l’antivirus pour les ordinateurs Mac, VirusBarrier analyse des fichiers à la demande, mais ne peut pas exercer une surveillance constante en arrière-plan, à cause de la façon dont est conçu l’OS d’Apple. Dès à présent disponible sur l’AppStore pour 2,39 euros, il offre un an d’abonnement aux définitions de malware. Le 15 juillet 2011 à 14:14 • Maxime Lambert
Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller believes that they can use the pain of last season’s Champions League semi-final exit to prompt them to glory this time aroundThe Bundesliga champions were eliminated in the last four of last season’s competition at the hands of eventual winners Real Madrid.Now, under new coach Niko Kovac, Bayern are hoping to lift their first European Cup since 2013, when they won against German rivals Borussia Dortmund in the final.“We all know that we could have won the trophy,” Muller told Sport Bild.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We are seething with anger and in Niko Kovac we have a new, young and aspiring coach.“Hopefully, this year we will for once have the full squad available from March to May. Everything’s possible for us in that case.”Bayern have been drawn with Ajax, AEK Athens and Benfica in Group E of the 2018/19 Champions League.For now though, the Bavarians will return to action this weekend by hosting Bayer Leverkusen.
Posted: December 20, 2017 December 20, 2017 , Updated: 5:58 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A 30-year-old motorcyclist was killed early Wednesday morning when he lost control and crashed into a parked car in Mira Mesa, police said.The fatal accident happened around 1:10 a.m. in the 8600 block of Westmore Road, a residential street on the north side of the Mira Mesa Community Park, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said. The victim was eastbound on a 1999 Suzuki motorcycle when he crashed.“He went into a left hand turn, over-corrected and slid into a parked car on the south side of the road,” Buttle said.The victim, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene, Buttle said. Officers from the SDPD Traffic Division were investigating the crash. Police investigating cause of deadly motorcycle crash in Mira Mesa Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Mira Mesa, San Diego Police Department FacebookTwitter
BOCA RATON, FLA. (WSVN) – A young girl battling a disease got a chance to meet mermaids thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation.Eight-year-old Naomi loves mermaids and always wanted to meet one.With a little help from the foundation, Naomi’s dream came true.The 8-year-old met the mermaids in Boca Raton and even got to join them for a swim.Naomi has been in and out of the hospital for her ongoing blood disorder.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Google employees held a worldwide walkout last year. Getty A memo written by a Google employee, which alleges she was targeted with discrimination and retaliation during her pregnancy, has gone viral within the company, according to a report Monday by Motherboard. The 2,300-word memo, titled “I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why,” was posted on internal message boards at the company and viewed by more than 10,000 people, Motherboard said. The document, which was posted by Motherboard with the author’s name redacted, says the writer’s manager had made inappropriate comments about pregnant women in the past. When the writer — who was also a manager — reported her own manager to human resources, she reportedly experienced retaliation. When the writer was getting ready to go on maternity leave herself, she says her boss said she wouldn’t be guaranteed her managerial role when she returned. “I’m sharing this statement because I hope it informs needed change in how Google handles discrimination, harassment and retaliation,” the memo reads. “Also, if anything similar has happened to you, know that you’re not alone.”Google on Monday didn’t address the memo, but said it doesn’t condone retaliation. “We prohibit retaliation in the workplace and publicly share our very clear policy,” a Google spokeswoman said in a statement. “To make sure that no complaint raised goes unheard at Google, we give employees multiple channels to report concerns, including anonymously, and investigate all allegations of retaliation.”Google has faced allegations of retaliation in the past. In November, Google employees held a massive walkout over the company’s handling of sexual harassment allegations targeted at key executives. Two of the walkout organizers, Claire Stapleton and Meredith Whittaker, said they faced retaliation from management for their organizing efforts. Stapleton departed the company in June and Whittaker left last month. Post a comment 0 Tags Share your voice Google Alphabet Inc. Tech Industry
32 Photos Share your voice Tags They claimed that Richard Rider, a member of intergalactic police force Nova Corps, shows up in that enormous final battle between Marvel’s heroes and Thanos’ crew. TV and Movies Comment It was all a bit of fun. Marvel Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have pretty much revealed everything they could about Avengers: Endgame, which is now out for home viewing. Or have they?In a video interview with Wired magazine, the brothers told viewers to look for a face that’s familiar to some comic book readers. First published Aug. 19, 2:46 p.m. PT.Update, 4:49 p.m.: Adds Joe Russo confirmed the Richard Rider easter egg was a “joke” that got out of hand. Everything that happens in Avengers: Endgame’s deleted scenes Avengers: Endgame is streaming. Here are the directors’ best reveals Avengers: Endgame deleted scene reveals possible Gamora spoiler Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit More on Marvel 1 “You will see Richard Rider in the background of a shot,” admits Joe Russo. “Easter egg.”But actually, he doesn’t. In a subsequent interview with ComicBook, Joe Russo said the claim Richard Rider appeared in Avengers: Endgame was a “a joke on our part.”So Rider doesn’t appear in the movie after all. Shame. The Russos also discuss other movie issues, some of which they’ve addressed previously. People who were snapped away but then brought back don’t age during the time away, which is why Peter Parker is still in high school (though presumably a batch of his original classmates have graduated).And the brothers said “pass” on a major question many viewers might have: “Why did you kill Tony Stark?” C’mon, fans, it’s time to move on.This isn’t the only Avengers: Endgame Easter egg that’s been touched on. Earlier this month, fans said they spotted Spider-Gwen in Avengers: Endgame, or at least a nod to her, in the scene where Peter and Ned reunite at school. Marvel The Avengers
© 2018 Medical Xpress Citation: Nanomotor guided inside a living cell using a magnetic field (2018, April 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-nanomotor-cell-magnetic-field.html Journal information: Advanced Materials Explore further Schematic of the nanorobot moving through a living cell. Credit: Advanced Materials (2018). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201800429 As medical scientists continue to look for new ways to study living beings, many are studying the possibility of putting miniature objects inside of a living organism that can carry drugs or perform actions such as blocking blood vessels that feed tumors. Some have taken the science even further by creating objects small enough to fit inside a single cell. Such objects could conceivably carry drugs directly to individual parts of a cell. But, as the researchers with this new effort report, prior efforts have resulted in disruption to the cell, preventing the use of such devices. They report that they have now developed a nanomotor that can be guided to desired locations inside of a cell without causing disruptions.The nanomotor was made mostly of silica, the team reports, but was covered with a very thin iron film to allow for control by magnetism. The nanomotor is shaped like a corkscrew, which means when it spins, it moves forward. A spinning external coil that generated a magnetic field induced the nanomotor to spin. Slight changes in the angle of the magnetic field caused the nanomotor to turn in desired directions.The researchers made several of the nanomotors in different sizes and tested them in different types of cells, some of which were from cancerous tumors. They report that the smallest (250-nanometer) nanomotors offered the most flexibility for movement inside of the cells. To prove just how well they could steer a nanomotor inside of a cell, the team directed one along a path that outlined the letters “M” and “N.” They acknowledge that their tiny motors are still in the early stages of development, but suggest their design is likely to lead to applications in drug delivery, or even nano-surgery. More information: Malay Pal et al. Maneuverability of Magnetic Nanomotors Inside Living Cells, Advanced Materials (2018). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201800429AbstractSpatiotemporally controlled active manipulation of external micro‐/nanoprobes inside living cells can lead to development of innovative biomedical technologies and inspire fundamental studies of various biophysical phenomena. Examples include gene silencing applications, real‐time mechanical mapping of the intracellular environment, studying cellular response to local stress, and many more. Here, for the first time, cellular internalization and subsequent intracellular manipulation of a system of helical nanomotors driven by small rotating magnetic fields with no adverse effect on the cellular viability are demonstrated. This remote method of fuelling and guidance limits the effect of mechanical transduction to cells containing external probes, in contrast to ultrasonically or chemically powered techniques that perturb the entire experimental volume. The investigation comprises three cell types, containing both cancerous and noncancerous types, and is aimed toward analyzing and engineering the motion of helical propellers through the crowded intracellular space. The studies provide evidence for the strong anisotropy, heterogeneity, and spatiotemporal variability of the cellular interior, and confirm the suitability of helical magnetic nanoprobes as a promising tool for future cellular investigations and applications. 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. Engineers build world’s smallest, fastest nanomotor A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore has developed a type of nanomotor that can be guided inside of a living cell using an external magnetic field. In their paper published in the journal Advanced Materials, the group describes their nanomotor, how it works, and possible uses for it.
6 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. February 16, 2017 This story originally appeared on PCMag Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global When it comes to robot-human relations, the conversation typically centers on the welfare of the sentient. Science fiction paints us as petrified by our own creations; fears of a bot planet have influenced everything from Asimov’s “Laws of Robotics” to HAL 9000’s homicidal impulses to Skynet’s global genocide.These human-centric anxieties are understandable. However, as our assorted bots and bits gain skills and personalities, should they be afforded some form of protection from us? It’s a question people are starting to seriously ponder.Last month, the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee issued a report on the use and creation of robots and artificial intelligence (AI). It recommended creating a form of “electronic personhood” that would afford rights and responsibilities to the most advanced forms of AI.Many surely bristle at the concept of “rights” being awarded to software. While AI is increasingly capable of performing specific tasks, it’s not complex enough to have an opinion on how it is treated. It’s completely reasonable to ask if robo-rights is even a debate worth having right now. Indeed, humanity has far more immediate concerns on its plate (the humans of the European parliament in particular), but the era of personhood-worthy bots isn’t as far off into the crazy super future as you might think.While the human-like AI long promised by science fiction has thus far failed to materialize, researchers around the globe are hard at work turning it into reality. I don’t expect to see anything resembling Star Trek’s Data or Rosie from The Jetsons in the immediate future, but I wouldn’t be surprised to meet them in my lifetime: History has shown time and again that technology — particularly information technology — doesn’t just improve incrementally, it rockets forward exponentially. Consider some of modern AI’s very impressive feats and try to imagine what it will be able to accomplish in 10, 20 or 30 years.I can’t say for sure what robots or AI of the future will be able to do. But I can say that if robot ethics doesn’t rise to the level of a serious concern for society, then — at the very least — robot etiquette should.The AI among usThe average reasonably connected person in the developed world has probably interacted with modern AI in the form of increasingly capable chatbots or digital assistants (Alexa, Siri, Cortana etc.). But most AI remains hidden below the virtual surface.A sub-field of AI known as “machine learning” is particularly promising — this discipline is interested in creating algorithms that improve at tasks over time to come to original conclusions. There are even algorithms that are able to re-write their own source code in limited scenarios. Taken together, the most advanced algorithms could be said to form a unique identity.The question then becomes: Will we ever reach a point where this uniqueness rises to the level of being a personality worthy of protection? Few would argue that personhood should be awarded to, say, your smartphone’s OS. But your device (including all its the networked cloud resources) has a completely unique character unlike any other piece of software. Your phone remembers the Wi-Fi sources it routinely connects to, it learns your commuting habits based on GPS and even uses algorithms to learn the nuances of your voice commands (it’s how Siri and Google get better at understanding your voice over time).We can delete all or part of this data and not feel any emotional response. However, we will probably experience a deeper form of attachment if this data takes a physical, touchable form. Humans are inclined to relate to physical objects, no matter how “dumb” they are — people personify stuffed animals, name their cars or feel bad when their Roomba (one of the dumbest robots you can buy) gets stuck in a corner.While the gap between the robots we were promised and those we have is even more extreme than the one between promised and actual AI, the field is improving at a frighteningly rapid pace. This development is important to our discussion because it is far less emotionally taxing to “pull the plug” on a text-based chatbot, no matter how advanced, than it would be on a machine with a discernable face.It might be decades before technology forces us to truly confront the issue robot rights, but the debate surrounding the ethics of how we treat machines is probably worth having right now.Recently, I interviewed Dr. Kate Darling, a robot ethicist from MIT’s Media Lab as part of our streaming interview series and podcast, The Convo. While Darling isn’t quite on board with electronic personhood (at least not yet), she is interested in how humans interact with their technology and believes our choices are ultimately a reflection of us.”The one thing that does separate robots from other machines is that we tend to treat them like their alive,” explains Darling. “I think that there’s a Kantian philosophical argument to be made. So Kant’s argument for animal rights was always about us and not about the animals. Kant didn’t give a shit about animals. He thought ‘if we’re cruel to animals, that makes us cruel humans.’ And I think that applies to robots that are designed in a lifelike way and we treat like living things. We need to ask what does it do to us to be cruel to these things and from a very practical standpoint — and we don’t know the answer to this — but it might literally turn us into crueler humans if we get used to certain behaviors with these lifelike robots.”While science fiction has gotten a lot wrong in its predictions of what the robo-future would look like, it does provide a laboratory of the imagination. Would you rather live in, say, a Westworld universe filled with humans who feel free to rape and maim the park’s mechanical inhabitants, or on the deck of Star Trek: The Next Generation, where advanced robots are treated as equals? The humans of one world seem a lot more welcoming than the other, don’t they?So, when it comes to the question of how we interact with our creations, maybe we should be less concerned with determining their personhood than we are with defining our humanity. Register Now »
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Table of Contents 1 Market Overview 1.1 Medical Carts Introduction 1.2 Market Analysis by Type 1.2.1 Anesthesia Carts 1.2.2 Emergency Carts 1.2.3 Procedure Carts 1.2.4 Others 1.3 Market Analysis by Applications 1.3.1 Anesthesia Carts 1.3.2 Emergency Carts 1.3.3 Procedure Carts 1.3.4 Others 1.4 Market Analysis by Regions 1.4.1 North America (United States, Canada and Mexico) 22.214.171.124 United States Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 126.96.36.199 Canada Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 188.8.131.52 Mexico Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.2 Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy) 184.108.40.206 Germany Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 220.127.116.11 France Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 18.104.22.168 UK Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 22.214.171.124 Russia Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 126.96.36.199 Italy Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.3 Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia) 188.8.131.52 China Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 184.108.40.206 Japan Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 220.127.116.11 Korea Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 18.104.22.168 India Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 22.214.171.124 Southeast Asia Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.4.4 South America, Middle East and Africa 126.96.36.199 Brazil Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 188.8.131.52 Egypt Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 184.108.40.206 Saudi Arabia Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 220.127.116.11 South Africa Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 18.104.22.168 Nigeria Market States and Outlook (2013-2023) 1.5 Market Dynamics 1.5.1 Market Opportunities 1.5.2 Market Risk 1.5.3 Market Driving Force Top Manufacturers: AFC Industries, Ergotron, Inc, ITD GmbH, Enovate Medical, JACO Inc., Advantech Co., Ltd, Harloff Manufacturing Co., Medline Industries Inc., Hergo Ergonomic Support Systems, Inc., Performance Health, Others Enquiry before Buy @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/2671916?utm_source=Anil&utm_medium=HTN Market Segment by Type, covers Anesthesia Carts Emergency Carts Procedure Carts Others