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Changes Made To Workplace Smoking Ban Bill

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Senate Bill 63, the Smokefree Workplace bill, advanced out of the House Rules Committee last night, with a few adjustments. The House Rules Committee advanced a rewrite of the smoke-free workplace bill that would allow communities to opt out via local elections and excludes e-cigarettes and marijuana from the definition of smoking. The original bill had widespread support, but House Rules Committee Chair Gabrielle LeDoux refused to schedule it for a vote on the House floor. She said the state should not force municipalities into a program they may not want. Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen) is the sponsor of the bill that was introduced in 2016 that ultimately failed after clearing the Senate. If the bill passes the House, the Senate must decide whether to accept the new changes.last_img read more

Tapatalk wants to help your Google communities live on

first_img1:15 Now playing: Watch this: Comment Google+ communities can migrate to Tapatalk for free. Tapatalk Tapatalk’s forum app is offering a new home for soon to be platform-less Google+ communities. The company announced Wednesday that moderators and owners of communities can migrate their data to Tapatalk for free.Moderators or owners of Google+ communities can fill out a form to request a migration to Tapatalk, the company said in a release Wednesday. Users will see a preview of what their community will look like in Tapatalk Groups. Tapatalk can move all the content after being given moderator access and doesn’t need any of your backup files. After the migration, community members can log in to Tapatalk with Google Sign In. “We believe in the value of online communities and are committed to ensuring members of Google+ communities can continue to engage on the topics they are passionate about,” Winter Wong, CEO of Tapatalk, said in the press release. “We’re proud to enable this transition and support these communities with end-to-end migration services and a host of new added benefits that are proven to help online forums thrive.”Google announced the decision to shutter its social network Google+ last October after a massive data breach. Google said that between 2015 and March 2018, up to 500,000 users’ personal data was exposed. The company planned to sunset the network in August 2019.Two months later the company moved up the shutdown date to April 2019 after a bug affected more than 50 million users.  Here’s how to use Google’s Password Checkup tool 1 Tags Software Share your voicelast_img read more

Jet Airways delays interest payments grounds more planes

first_imgIn July 2017, Jet Airways had asked its junior pilots, who joined the brand in 2016, to take a 30 percent pay cut or leaveReuters file [Representational Image]Jet Airways Ltd said on Monday it has grounded four more planes and would delay paying interest on maturing debt in a fresh sign of deepening liquidity crisis engulfing the Indian carrier saddled with over $1 billion debt.India’s second-largest carrier has delayed payments to its pilots, suppliers and lessors for months and defaulted on loans, as it battles intensifying competition, a weak rupee and rising fuel costs.The airline said it will delay paying interest to its debenture holder, due March 19, owing to financial constraints.Jet did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment on payment-related details.Meanwhile, the airline grounded four more aircraft on Monday, taking the number of planes tied down to 41, or more than a third of its entire fleet.Founder and chairman Naresh Goyal, who transformed Jet into India’s biggest full-service carrier from its humble start 25 years ago, has said it is charting out a bailout plan, led by state-run banks and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways.An official with State Bank of India (SBI), Jet’s largest creditor, said on Friday that a consortium of lenders should reach a final resolution plan to rescue the embattled airline in one week.Shares in Jet, which fell 15 per cent so far this year, were up 0.15 per cent, as of 0728 GMT.last_img read more

Road crashes claim at least 12 lives Friday

first_imgFive road accidents, as reported, at different parts of the country claimed at least 12 lives on Friday, the weekly holiday in Bangladesh.NIne people were killed in three separate accidents in Narsingdi, reports UNB. The accidents left two dead in Sherpur and one in Cox’s Bazar.In Raipura, Narsingdi, four persons lost lives when a bus hit a motorbike on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Charabagh area in the morning.The victims were identified as Ramjan Miah, 17, son of Asad Choukidar, Dalim Miah, 14, son of Hafizuddin, Sohagh Miah, 18, son of Sharif Miah of Morjal in Raipura upazila, and bike driver Yamin, 25, of Putia in Shibpur upazila.A Dhaka-bound bus from Bhairab smashed the motorbike carrying the four around 8:10 am, leaving all dead on the spot, Raipura police station officer-in-charge Delwar Hossain said.In Madhabdi, three people — a rickshaw-puller, a passenger and a pedestrian — were killed as a Habiganj-bound bus losing control over its wheel hit a rickshaw from behind on the Dhaka-Habiganj highway in front of Birampur Palli Bidyut office around 1:30pm.The deceased are rickshaw-puller Ilias Ali, 32, passenger Ratan Miah, 45, and pedestrian Makbul Miah, 40.A couple was killed when a private car hit their motorcycle on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Panchdona area around 3:30pm.The victims are Aminul Haque, 35, and his wife Mansura Begum, 30, according to Ilias Miah, officer-in-charge of Madhabdi police station.In Sherpur, two persons were killed after a motorcycle hit a tree by the side of Kamaria-Nakla road in Baniapara of sadar upazila in the morning, reports UNB.The deceased are Janu Mia, 17, son of one Makbul Hossain and Rajib Ahmed, 18, son of one Abdus Salam of Poladeshi village in Nokla upazila.The accident occurred around 9:30am when the motorbike carrying the two dashed a roadside tree on their way home, leaving Janu killed on the spot and Rajib injured, Sherpur sadar police station officer-in-charge Shamsul Islam said.Rajib died on way to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital.A woman was killed and six others were injured in a head-on collision between a minibus and a human hauler on the Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar highway at Rashidnagar in Sadar upazila on Friday afternoon, according to UNB.The deceased is Kulsum Akhter, wife of Abdur Rahim, a resident of Chander Ghona in the upazila.Witnesses said the accident took place when the minibus tried to overtake the human hauler, leaving Kulsum dead on the spot.Being informed, the police recovered the body from the spot and sent it to sadar hospital for autopsy, said Mozahidul Islam, officer-in-charge of Ramu highway police.The injured persons were admitted to the same hospital, he added.last_img read more

AL instigating violence alleges Fakhrul

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged that the ruling Awami League leaders are issuing threats to opposition men to stop them from joining their rally, reports UNB.The principal opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has planned to hold a rally either in front of its Naya Paltan central office or at Suhrawardi Udyan on Saturday.”Awami League-led 14-party coordinator Mohammad Nasim at a meeting on Tuesday urged their party men to resist BNP leaders and activists so that they can’t come to the rally,” Mirza Fakhrul said referring to the aggressive remarks of the AL leaders.Addressing a press conference at the BNP’s central office after a joint meeting of the party and its associate bodies, he added: “Jahangir Kabir Nanak (AL leader) directed them to break the hands and legs of our activists …this is their democratic language.”Following such remarks, the BNP leader pointed out, the people will obviously understand who start political violence and make provocation for it.”No one should also forget that Awami League killed 27 youths with oars and sticks on the streets on 28 October 2006,” recalled Mirza Fakhrul.He said their party will unveil its future course of action and strategy at its planned Suhrawardy Udyan public rally on Saturday.”We’ll deliver our statements on our party’s future policy at the rally. Our party’s future strategy and programmes will be announced there,” Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said.Fakhrul said they tried to hold the rally on Thursday, but Dhaka Metropolitan Police authorities suggested them to arrange it on a holiday on Saturday at Suhrawardy Udyan. “That’s why we shifted the rally to Saturday.”He said the police are now talking in a different tone as the Awami League-led 14-party Alliance has a meeting at Mohanagar Natya Mancha the same day.”Their venue is far away from ours. So, we can’t understand what the problem is with holding our programme the same day.”Asked whether their party will hold the rally on Saturday under the current circumstances, Fakhrul said they held the joint meeting of their party for making their rally a success.A BNP delegation, led by party publicity affairs secretary Shaheed Uddin Chowdhury Anee, met DMP authorities around 1pm on Wedneday to inquire about the permission for their rally.Talking to UNB, Anee said the DMP authorities advised them to hold their programme at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh on Saturday instead of Suhrawardy Udyan to avoid any possible confrontation.He said they gave the DMP authorities an alternative proposal to hold their rally on Sunday if they are given permission. “The authorities said they will inform their decision on it later.”last_img read more

Upcoming AKA Regional Conference Brings Promise of Economic Impact to Baltimore

first_imgThe North Atlantic Regional Conference for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA) will be held in Baltimore, Md. at the Baltimore Convention Center from April 26 through April 30. The sorority estimates over 5,000 members will attend the conference. The sorority will display its commitment to volunteerism and charitable giving by hosting numerous community service projects across the city throughout the conference.Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated International President, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson. (AKA)AKA is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of more than 290,000 members in 993 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States and around the world.The conference is being led by the AKA North Atlantic Regional Director, Meredith L. Henderson, International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, and Conference Chairman Tracey Barbour-Gillet. In addition to “conducting the business of AKA” attendees will support several community service projects that represent the five targets of the Sorority’s programs of service: education, health, family strengthening, environmental ownership and global impact.On April 27, members will donate 1,000 backpacks along with school supplies and clothing to students at Beechfield Elementary/Middle School located at 301 South Beechfield Avenue. Later that same day AKA will be stocking a food pantry for students at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) with items donated by members. “A recent [news article] reported on the growing problem of college students struggling to pay for food and stay in school as tuition has increased and financial aid has fallen,” Henderson said in a statement. “I am happy to aid students in need, help break new ground and supply the BCCC food pantry with the generous donations of Alpha Kappa Alpha women.” The AKA food pantry donation will take place at the Liberty Campus of BCCC, located at 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue. On April 29, AKA will be hosting a Community Forum called “Ending the Violence and Building Healthy Communities (ACA).” The forum will feature Congressman Anthony Brown (D – Md) as the keynote speaker and former Baltimore City Mayor and sorority member Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will serve as moderator. The forum will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Carter Memorial Church of God in Christ located at 13 South Poppleton Street. Also from 9 a.m. to noon, on the same day, the organization will host an “HBCU Expo” at the Baltimore Convention Center. Representatives from historically Black colleges and universities will be in attendance and available to discuss future educational opportunities with area high school students. During the “HBCU Expo”, AKA will donate 1,000 backpacks to Monrovia Park Elementary School.According to Visit Baltimore, the AKAs (who will be wearing apple green and salmon pink) will support the Baltimore City economy by spending more than $1,930,000 during their conference through hotel stays, shopping, dining and tours of Charm City.last_img read more

Stolen van had false registration plates from another stolen van

first_imgDad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Punter found hiding in bushes Police search for missing woman Driver named following fatal collisioncenter_img Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA stolen van has been stopped on the M6 Toll road this morning disguised with false registrations plates – which matched those belonging to another stolen van. The less-than-cunningly disguised vehicle was stopped by the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) earlier today (Tuesday July 9). Both people in the van have now been arrested. A CMPG spokesman said:  “Van stopped on M6 Toll – turns out that it’s stolen. “To avoid detection the occupants had cunningly put false registration plates on the van. “The only downside? The registration they chose to use belongs to another stolen van. Two off to custody.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .last_img read more

The MGM Channel in HD has launched exclusively on

first_imgThe MGM Channel in HD has launched exclusively on Sky in Germany and Austria.The deal, agreed between Sky Deutschland and MGM Channel International Holdings – a subsidiary of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios – boosts Sky Germany’s HD offering to 66 stations.The MGM Channel HD will be available as part of the Sky HD movie package, with all Sky customers able to watch films on the channel as part of a ‘free weekend’ promotion over the coming months.last_img

Whats Behind the SpaceX Launch Delay Start Up Your Day Roundup

first_img Next Article 2 min read February 25, 2016 Entrepreneur Staff Add to Queue –shares Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Start Up Your Daycenter_img Image credit: SpaceX What’s Behind the SpaceX Launch Delay — Start Up Your Day Roundup Looking for the latest headlines in small business, innovation and tech? Our Start Up Your Day recaps are posted every morning to keep you current. Reading, writing, coding. Chicago has become the first U.S. city to make computer science a core subject. Currently half the city’s public high schools offer computer science, Code.org reports.Uber’s latest move. The ridesharing giant confirmed it would launch a new research facility in Pittsburgh that will include a test track for self-driving cars, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.Airbnb comes clean. The rental home marketplace admitted to pruning its listings before sending the data to New York State legislators last year. The company is accused of running unregulated hotels in cities like New York and San Francisco where housing is already difficult, according to Bloomberg.Lego man evolves. The toy company announced a stay-at-home dad figurine this month, one of several new figurines to reflect modern lifestyles, NBC reports. Not quite ready to launch. SpaceX delayed the launch of its satellite yesterday due to high winds and tornado warnings. The satellite could boost network coverage for remote regions in countries such as India and the Philippines, says CNN.com. Entrepreneur Staff Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Register Now »last_img read more

Spotify Is in Advanced Talks to Buy SoundCloud

first_img Heat Snapshot DiCaprio, Pitt want to team up again after Tarantino hit HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ Phenomenon Sophie Turner Talks Dark Phoenix, Co-Star Jessica Chastain and GoT Summer Beauty Survival Must-Haves Add to Queue Delicious Summer Entertaining Ideas The requested video is no longer available 2020 Toyota Camry 1 min read September 29, 2016 North Carolina superintendent says new app can help reduce violence in schools BACK 2 Musts for Tackling Allergy Season Justin Bieber Launches Plant-Based Deodorant Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist Don ‘Fingers’ Felder Releases New Album Photo of solider placing flag at Tomb of Unknown Solider goes viral Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Congress Is Back as President Trump Heads to the UK Swimwear Styles for All Shapes and Sizes Former world paragliding champion Rémy soars over Pyrenees A LifeMinute with John Lithgow: The Actor Discusses His Latest Projects Sophie Turner Talks Dark Phoenix, Co-Star Jessica Chastain and GoT Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. –shares Beyond Meat Earnings Are Beyond Analyst Expectations Spotify Is in Advanced Talks to Buy SoundCloud Figure Out Your Family Tree Just in Time For Father’s Day Father’s Day is such a special moment for the whole family to come together and spend quality time with one another – and those are moments dad will cherish. What better way for dad to connect with his loved ones than learning about his family’s stor Lifeminute tv Economy adds 75K jobs in May Next Article Figure Out Your Family Tree Just in Time For Father’s Day A Safe Way to Get Rid Of Bugs in Your Home Economy adds 75K jobs in May A Petition Is Coming ? for a ‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season Do-Over Figure Out Your Family Tree Just in Time For Father’s Day SoundCloud’s founders and investors were exploring strategic options for the company, including a sale, that could value it at $1 billion, Bloomberg reported in July. How Human Behavior is Hurting Animals and What We Can Do to Protect Them Summer is here and there are some great looks this season for women of all shapes and sizes. Check out the hottest styles for hourglass, rectangle and pear shaped women. Swedish music-streaming service provider Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire German rival SoundCloud, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing people briefed on the discussions.SoundCloud’s founders and investors were exploring strategic options for the company, including a sale, that could value it at $1 billion, Bloomberg reported in July, citing people familiar with the matter.The FT story did not provide more details.Music-streaming companies have struggled to turn a profit amid rising competition from larger players such as Apple Inc.Amazon.com Inc. is also preparing to launch a standalone music-streaming subscription service, Reuters reported in June, citing people with knowledge of the matter.SoundCloud declined to comment, while Spotify could not immediately be reached for comment.(Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila) Airbnb Wants to Take You on an All-Inclusive Adventure A Petition Is Coming ? for a ‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season Do-Over Autoplay: On | Off Memorial Day Weekend Heat Wave Could Smash May Records A Safe Way to Get Rid Of Bugs in Your Home 2 Musts for Tackling Allergy Season Figure Out Your Family Tree Just in Time For Father’s Day US Navy: Russian destroyer almost collided with cruiser in the Philippine Sea 2020 Ballots May Have a New Box to Check ? Vice President IHOP Sees Explosive Growth in To-Go Sales 2 Delicious Summer Entertaining Ideas Cannes: ticketless festival-goers seek seats for films Memorial Day Weekend Heat Wave Could Smash May Records Southern Charm’ Star Talks New Season Albany Steps Closer to Releasing Trump’s State Tax Returns After Assembly Vote Figure Out Your Family Tree Just in Time For Father’s Day Sunlight Shines on Grand Canyon Up Next: A LifeMinute with Ryan Seacrest Summer Beauty Survival Must-Haves Airbnb Wants to Take You on an All-Inclusive Adventure Spotify Reuters New York takes aim at skyscrapers’ sky-high energy usage Saint Laurent dazzles with men’s collection on Malibu beach Cannes: ticketless festival-goers seek seats for films Embed This story originally appeared on Reuters Turning Up the Heat in the Southeast for Holiday Weekend Privacy Policy   |   Terms of Use IndyCar Beefing Up Business as Indy 500 Approaches Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

Consumer Demand for Personalisation and Tech Advances Drives Innovation in Entertainment and

first_imgConsumer Demand for Personalisation and Tech Advances Drives Innovation in Entertainment and Media Industry PRNewswireJune 11, 2019, 1:09 pmJune 11, 2019 5G NetworksGlobal Entertainment & MediaMarketing Technology NewsNewspersonalisationPWCvirtual reality Previous ArticleLogi Analytics Acquires Zoomdata, Extending Market Leadership in Embedded AnalyticsNext ArticleMapbox Launches Data Services to Deliver High-Quality Map Data To Customers Now it’s getting personal. According to PwC’s Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2019–2023, consumers are embracing the expanding opportunities to enjoy media experiences tailored to their needs, and companies are designing offerings and business models to revolve around those personal preferences. In a fundamental shift, they’re leveraging data and usage patterns to pitch their products not at audiences of billions, but at billions of individuals.The result is an emerging world of media that’s more personal than ever before: one in which empowered consumers control their own media consumption via an expanding range of smart devices, curate their personal selection of channels via over-the-top (OTT) services and bring more media content into their lives by embracing the smart home and connected car. It’s also an increasingly mobile world, soon to be augmented by 5G networks. As personal connections proliferate, however, consumers continue to be concerned about the safety and privacy of the data. With trust at a premium, pressure is intensifying on companies to adapt to new privacy regimes.Global industry growth continues to outpace GDP…These profound shifts are taking place against a background of ongoing global growth in entertainment & media (E&M) revenues. The Outlook — which provides revenue data and forecasts for 14 industry segments across 53 territories — projects that total global spending on E&M will rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3% over the next five years, to 2023. This growth rate will see the industry’s global revenue reach US$2.6tn in 2023, up from US$2.1tn in 2018. Over the forecast period, six segments will exhibit growth above the average, and seven below it. (The 14th segment, data consumption, does not generate revenue.)…but with sharp differences in growth rates at the segment levelLooking at specific E&M segments, virtual reality (VR) maintains its position as the highest-growth segment, but — after a year in which consumers’ take-up continued to lag behind expectations — its lead over the OTT video segment is greatly diminished. Podcasts and esports, which sit within larger segments, have extremely strong growth revenue forecasts at CAGRs of 28.5% and 18.3%, respectively.At the lower end of the growth spectrum, the traditional TV and home video segment now has negative growth expectations for the first time, as cord-cutting by consumers continues to rise and sales of DVDs keep plummeting. The print-exposed newspapers and consumer magazines segment has the worst forecast through to 2023, with revenues projected to suffer a compound annual decline of 2.3%.Marketing Technology News: PROS Launches Sales Agreement Management to Streamline Selling in Digital EraInnovating for growth in a world of me mediaThe underlying shift that’s reshaping and reorienting the entire industry is changing human behaviour, with a decisive turn towards personalisation. At one level, the new world of E&M appears more isolated, with growing numbers of people engrossed in their own choice of content. But there’s also a dimension of personalisation that’s inherently social, as people share playlists on music-streaming services, recommend movies to friends on social platforms or engage in multi-user video game battle royales.Advances in technology and service offerings are finally enabling people to move from passive to active consumption — not just of individual pieces of media, but of media as a whole. Many signs of this change are pinpointed in the Outlook. One is the trend for consumers to reject the bundles of channels offered by cable or satellite providers, and instead construct their own ad hoc bundles made up of OTT services. Global OTT revenue hit US$38.2bn in 2018, and is forecast to almost double by 2023. Another sign is the rise of the smart home, with ownership of smart speaker devices set to rise at a 38.1% CAGR to hit 440mn devices globally in 2023.Wilson Chow, Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Leader and Partner, PwC China, comments:“5G’s impact will be felt across the entire technology, media and telecommunications value chain for the next decade. It will hasten existing trends towards personalisation, making it easier, more convenient and cheaper to access more media on phones and other mobile devices. Key impacts of 5G for E&M will include enabling more streaming of high-quality video — including of live events like sports and music — and better use of AI, together with massive opportunities for video games and VR in terms of speed and quality of images.”Marketing Technology News: Agency Veteran Joao Machado Joins as Sabio’s SVP of Product MarketingFour priorities shaping companies’ strategiesAs E&M companies reinvent their organisations and offerings for an increasingly personalised world, four priorities are coming to the fore:One size does not fit all: As companies approach both markets of individuals and individual geographic markets, they are finding that it makes sense to present different options: all-you-can-eat offerings with unlimited usage in some areas, tiers of payments for different services in less developed markets, and competing on affordability. Meanwhile, across all markets — mature and developing — PwC’s research finds stark differences in terms of segment growth.The number of consumer touch points is expanding: As media and e-commerce experiences become more personal, gratification for consumers is becoming more instant and immediate. In response, content creators and distributors are devising new ways to appeal to consumers as individuals and marketers are figuring out how to meet consumers at the point of consumption and point them instantaneously towards purchase. Witness the rise of shoppable online advertising, often promoted by ‘influencers.’ Voice is also becoming a key form of interaction for both search and shopping, supported by the rise of smart speakers.Technological innovation introduces a new era of personalised computing: Companies are leveraging AI’s ability to understand people’s individual tastes and consumption habits to offer up the content individual users find most compelling. The combination of AI with 5G will be especially powerful, as it will fuel the rapid growth of segments such as video games and VR. The Outlook forecasts show video games’ compelling combination of growth and scale, while VR will be the fastest-growing segment overall.Trust and regulation remain pivotal, as personal data hygiene becomes key: With consumers moving to the centre of their own world of media experiences, their personal data — from the music they stream and the news they read to the products they buy — is taking a central role. In the emerging world, maintaining personal data hygiene is becoming key to the overall health of the E&M ecosystem. For companies, this goes beyond regulatory compliance, which is merely table stakes, and extends to building trust by behaving transparently and responsibly with customers’ data, ensuring the accuracy of news, and being sensitive to concerns around issues such as digital addiction.Ennèl van Eeden, Global Entertainment and Media Leader and Partner, PwC Netherlands, comments:“The personalisation wave — fuelled by evolving customer behaviour — is set to be amplified by the forces of technology, scale, and aggressive investing and competition. The implications for organisations are profound. As the borders separating former media silos erode, companies need to think more broadly about the areas and segments in which they operate. At the same time, all E&M players must take the need to ‘know your customer’ more seriously, and marketers need to allocate their time and attention to new types of content and platforms — influencers, live events, ads inside apps and more. Finally, companies must focus intently on their core capabilities and geographical markets, while continually scanning the horizon for new developments and regulations, and being agile in responding to technological developments such as 5G. Put simply: it’s time to get personal with consumers — or be left out of the conversation.”Marketing Technology News: Mastercard Digital Wellness Program to Enhance Transparency, Security and Choice for Online Shoppinglast_img read more

Using nanotechnology to fight dementia

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Oct 10 2018In the human brain, nerve cells – so-called neurons – care for the transmission of electrical signals. They form the functional component responsible for sensations, stimuli and memories. In the presence of dementia, there is an adsorption of proteins outside the neurons, which then leads to the death of the neuronal cells. How to prevent the death of neurons is still the subject of scientific research today.In a recent transnational research project funded by the EU Joint Program on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND), which is funded in Germany by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), researchers are now trying to address this question.While project partners in Italy, Great Britain, Belgium and the USA investigate the exact processes in the brain, the MPI-P explores methods to transport drugs. The overcoming of a natural barrier in the body – the so-called blood-brain barrier – represents the main challenge. Drugs to be used in the brain must be able to pass this barrier first before acting in the brain.For this purpose, the Mainz scientists are working on nanocapsules that are supposed to overcome the barrier. On the one hand, it has to be taken care on a long circulation time of the nanocapsules in the blood in order to increase the probability of interaction with the target cells in the affected brain areas. For this, it is important to design the nanocapsules so that they are not directly excreted by kidney or liver. On the other hand, special “address labels” – consisting of proteins – must be placed on the capsule surface in order to be recognized and absorbed by the target cells, much like a key with a lock. “We are still filling our nanoscale capsules with dye,” says Dr. Svenja Morsbach, group leader in the department of Prof. Katharina Landfester at the MPI-P. “If the transport through the blood-brain barrier with the nanocarriers works, we hope we can simply exchange the dye for a suitable drug.”Related StoriesWorld’s first 3D heart printed using patient’s own cells and biological materialsComing soon: New home blood-testing device for people with chronic illnessesNanotechnology treatment reverses multiple sclerosis symptoms in miceThe partners involved in the project in Italy, the United Kingdom, Belgium and the USA are examining the exact processes in the brain in parallel with the development of the transport system in Mainz. Here, so-called “exosomes” and “neurotrophic factors” are of major interest. Exosomes are small “miniature cells” that can be released by real cells to communicate with each other. These have a dimension of only about 100 nanometers – that is 100 billionths of a meter in size. At the same time, “neurotrophic factors” are biochemical messengers responsible for the growth and survival of nerve cells. The interaction of exosomes and neuron-stimulating factors is seen as the main focus for the understanding of dementia by researchers.The project is designed for a period of three years and is funded with over one million euro, of which a share of more than 400,000 euros is attributed to the subproject of the Mainz scientists. The researchers hope that understanding the disease itself and developing a functioning transport system will be an important step in the treatment of dementia.​ Source:http://www.mpip-mainz.mpg.de/5458095/PM2018-23last_img read more

Genetics can be used to predict schizophrenic patients response to antipsychotic drugs

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Nov 5 2018Genetics can be used to predict a patient’s response to antipsychotic drug treatment for schizophrenia, according to a recent study by investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. The findings were published online today in the American Journal of Psychiatry.Schizophrenia is one of the leading causes of disability in the U.S. It is characterized by delusions, hallucinations and disorganized thoughts and behavior. The condition is currently treated with antipsychotic drugs, but this therapy is given without guidance from lab tests to show effectiveness, as is common in other areas of medicine. Doctors often use “trial-and-error” when choosing a treatment for schizophrenia, without knowing if patients will respond well. This uncertainty places a large burden on not only patients and their families, but also health care professionals and health care systems.For this study, Feinstein Institute professor Todd Lencz, PhD, and his team used genetic tests to predict ultimate response to medications in patients suffering their first episode of schizophrenia. Rather than testing for a single gene, investigators used a relatively new approach called “polygenic risk scores.”Related StoriesStudy: Causes of anorexia are likely metabolic and psychologicalNew study identifies eight genetic variants associated with anorexia nervosaNew gene-editing protocol allows perfect mutation-effect matching”Polygenic risk scores represent the combined effects of many thousands of genetic variants across the entire genome, and better represent the very complex genetic nature of schizophrenia,” said Jian-Ping Zhang, MD, PhD, assistant professor at the Feinstein Institute and lead author of the study.Researchers found that patients with higher polygenic risk scores, or greater genetic burden of illness, were less likely to respond to conventional antipsychotic treatment. These results were replicated in two independent cohorts, representing an international collaboration of Feinstein Institute scientists with researchers across Europe, further reinforcing that this approach should be further explored.”The results we found open the door for ‘precision medicine’ approaches to psychiatry, and more specifically, the use of polygene scores as a new technology for the treatment of psychiatric disorders,” Dr. Lencz said.The researchers hope to expand the study, with the ultimate goal of developing clinical guidelines for the use of polygenic risk scores and other predictors (such as brain scans) in the treatment of schizophrenia.”Drs. Lencz and Zhang’s work is a major advance in the field of precision medicine for schizophrenia,” said Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president and CEO of the Feinstein Institute. “Therapy tailored to a patient’s polygenic risk scores potentially represents a major advance over current trial and error approaches.Source: https://www.northwell.edu/last_img read more

More than 936 million people have sleep apnea ResMedled analysis reveals

first_imgThe bottom line is: If you’re constantly tired or have other conditions linked to sleep apnea, it never hurts to ask your doctor about it. Don’t settle for being tired all the time. Sleep apnea is 100 percent treatable. You can improve your sleep, your mood, your relationships at work and home, your health, perhaps even other medical conditions you’re managing. But first, you have to find out.”Carlos M. Nunez More than 85 percent of sleep apnea patients are undiagnosed, meaning hundreds of millions repeatedly suffocate instead of getting healthy, restful sleep each night. This raises their risk of workplace and roadway accidents, and can contribute to other significant health problems, such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, or even poor glucose control for diabetic patients. We know the risks, and now we know the size of the problem is nearly 10 times greater than previously thought. Addressing it starts with screening patients we know to be high-risk.”Carlos M. Nunez, M.D., study coauthor, ResMed’s chief medical officer Jul 10 2019More than 936 million people have obstructive sleep apnea – the disease’s first prevalence update in more than a decade – according to The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, the world’s leading journal in its field.The Lancet today published a multinational analysis by ResMed and 12 academic leaders in sleep research. The results were first presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference in San Diego.This figure is nearly 10 times greater than the World Health Organization’s 2007 estimate of more than 100 million, renewing calls for physicians to step up their efforts to screen, diagnose, and prescribe treatment for those who unknowingly suffer. Source:ResMed Why is sleep apnea mostly undiagnosed?Sufferers often don’t know they’re suffering. They’ll stop breathing for 10 seconds or more throughout the night – called an “apnea” – and repeatedly wake to breathe and prevent suffocation. They rarely remember waking, but the disruptive cycle causes chronic sleep deprivation.“Many will attribute the resulting tiredness to aging or stress,” said Nunez. “Others will mention the problem to their doctor, only to be misdiagnosed with insomnia, migraines, chronic fatigue, or other conditions. Misdiagnosis is especially common with women, since sleep apnea was long thought to be much more common in men.”Related StoriesSleep makes synapses ready for new learningSleep quality linked to memory problems in new studySleep quality and fatigue among women with premature ovarian insufficiencyToday, women account for 40 percent of newly diagnosed sleep apnea patients.Another reason many suffer unknowingly can be blamed on cultural ideas of what constitutes good sleep.“For instance, some believe snoring may simply be a normal feature of how some people sleep, when in fact it’s one of the most important signs for the risk of having sleep apnea,” Nunez said. “With a global prevalence that approaches 1 billion people, patients and physicians need to consider the risks and ask the questions that may ultimately help them sleep and live better. This is no longer a problem that can be treated lightly or ignored.”Who is at risk for sleep apnea?More than half of all people with obesity, heart failure, stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), atrial fibrillation, or type 2 diabetes also have sleep apnea, according to leading research.Snoring is the number-one indicator of sleep apnea in men and women, though not everyone who snores has it – and not everyone who has it snores.People told they stop breathing for long periods during sleep are also at a higher risk for the disorder.last_img read more

Kerala mulling 10 cess on GST introduction of special lottery

first_imggaming and lottery August 21, 2018 To rebuild lives, Kerala needs doctors, nurses, packed food: Alphons 2 Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan COMMENTS flood RELATED Keralacenter_img GST SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on COMMENT As Kerala struggles to raise resources for rehabilitation in the wake of devastating floods, the state government today demanded that it should be allowed to impose a 10 per cent cess on the GST and also introduce a special lottery.This decision was taken at a state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here today.The flood-ravaged state has asked for the GST council’s permission to introduce 10 per cent cess on the GST as part of its efforts to mobilise more resources for rehabilitation, besides planning to introduce a special lottery, a government press release said.The Cabinet also decided to accept the materials supplied by individuals and voluntary organisations outside the state and distribute the same in relief camps.In view of the flood situation, all plantation workers will be given 50 kg of free ration.Fire department personnel, police and revenue officials as also fishermen who took part in the rescue operations will be given a certificate of the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority in recognition of their services, it said.The devastating deluge has left 223 dead and over 10 lakh people homeless over the last fortnight. 373 dead in Kerala since May 30 due to rains, floods, landslides SHARElast_img read more

15K Water train from Vellore arrives in Chennai

first_imgJuly 12, 2019 17:30 IST PRINT Comments will be moderated by The Hindu editorial team. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant cannot be published. Chennai, July 12, 2019 15:42 IST Updated: Recommended for you The train, carrying 50,000 litres of water departed from Jolarpettai, Vellore district. Comments Please write complete sentences. Do not type comments in all capital letters, or in all lower case letters, or using abbreviated text. (example: u cannot substitute for you, d is not ‘the’, n is not ‘and’). Watch: Train carrying million litres of water arrives in Chennai PTI more-in July 12, 2019 17:30 IST We may remove hyperlinks within comments. AAA © THG PUBLISHING PVT LTD. Chennai  The train was supposed to reach Chennai on July 11, but leakages in the valves led to the delay. Jolarpettai is 217 km away from the southern metropolis.All the arrangements took around 20 days of time to complete.The initiative would be formally inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Ministers later in the day, the official said. A train carrying 2.5 million litres of water arrived in Chennai, which has been grappling with an acute water crisis over the past few months, officials said on July 12.The train with 50 tank wagons (BTPN), carrying 50,000 litres of water in each of them from Jolarpettai in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district, reached the filling station at the Integral Coach Factory Yard in Villivakkam on the afternoon of July 12.Around 100 inlet pipes installed near the railway tracks would be used to discharge 2.5 million litres of water in all the wagons to be sent to a treatment plant after passing through a conduit, an official of Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board said.“After treatment it would be sent for distribution. This arrangement has been made for the next six months until the (advent of the) north-east monsoon,” the official told PTI.Play VideoPlayUnmuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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PTI Comments Chennai, Related Articles 0 July 12, 2019 15:42 IST Train carrying million litres of water arrives in ChennaiVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Live00:0000:5300:53 Chennai has been grappling with an acute water crisis over the past few months, facing a daily water deficit of at least 200 million litres. The four reservoirs supplying to the city have run dry.The Tamil Nadu government had earlier requested the railways to help them ferry the water to the city.Earlier, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami had announced mitigating Chennai’s water woes by getting drinking water supplied from Jolarpettai with an allocation of Rs 65 crore. 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Frustration for Nadal as Wimbledon mission falls short

first_img Tennis 4h ago Vintage Federer holds off Nadal to reach Wimbledon final After losing to Novak Djokovic in the 2011 final, Nadal has never contested a title decider on Centre Court, suffering shock losses to the likes of Lukas Rosol, Dustin Brown and Gilles Muller, not to mention Nick Kyrgios.Last year he was close, losing an epic semi to Djokovic when victory would have left him facing an exhausted Kevin Anderson in the final — a virtual open goal.This year Nadal was irritated by being dropped to three in the seedings for this year’s tournament, despite being ranked two — meaning he would likely have to beat both Federer and Djokovic to get his hands back on the Challenge Cup.That, along with a stormy second-round win over Kyrgios, fuelled his fire and the only set he dropped in a marauding run to the semi-final was against the maverick Australian.Most observers marked him down as favourite against eight-time champion Federer — especially with a 24-15 career record, a 10-3 advantage in Grand Slam play and a 4-0 record in semi-finals at the majors.But Federer made a nonsense of such predictions with a vintage display, largely outplaying the Mallorcan in a 7-6(3) 1-6 6-3 6-4 victory on a spellbound Centre Court.FRUSTRATIONWith Djokovic awaiting in the final it would have still been a tall order for Nadal to claim his third Wimbledon crown and move to 19 Grand Slams in total — one behind Federer.At 33, Nadal knows he may not get many more chances and he could not hide his frustration on Friday.”I created another opportunity to be in another final of a Grand Slam. Just have to accept that was not my day,” he said.”I played a great event. Today is sad because for me I know chances are not forever. Last year I had chances. I had another one, and I was not able to convert to win one more time here.”Nadal admitted he was disappointed with his performance, despite playing his part in some spellbinding passages of play.”I didn’t play as good as I did in the previous rounds, and he played well. So he deserves it,” Nadal said of only his fourth loss in 14 Grand Slam clashes with Federer.”He was doing a lot of things well. Honestly, I didn’t have the great feelings that I had the other days. I was not able to open the court as the other days.” (Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Christian Radnedge) Tennis 23h ago Factbox: Rafa Nadal versus Roger Federer Tennis 3h ago Ageless Federer enjoys turning the tables on great foe Nadal LONDON (Reuters) – Rewarding as it was for Rafael Nadal to become the only player to win the same Grand Slam 12 times by chalking up his dozen at last month’s French Open, the Spaniard arrived at Wimbledon this year like a man on a mission.In the end, however, it became mission impossible as he lost to inspired Roger Federer in Friday’s blockbuster semi-final.Not since 2010, two years after his epic final triumph over Federer proved the king of clay had mastered grass, has the Spaniard been the last man standing at Wimbledon.Since that win over Tomas Berdych it has not been a particularly happy hunting ground for the Mallorcan.center_img Related News Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more