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Hornets Buzz The Nets, 105-100

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — A night after scoring 29 points while Charlotte rallied from 23 down to beat the San Antonio Spurs, Jeremy Lin carried the Hornets again March 22.Lin scored 21 points and Nicolas Batum had 23 to help the Hornets beat the Brooklyn Nets 105-100.“Jeremy Lin was huge for us,” Batum said. “In the third and fourth, he stepped up again for us. He did it last night in the second quarter to give us life, and he did it again tonight. I don’t think we would have won that game if he didn’t step up again for us.”Brook Lopez had 29 points, nine rebounds and a season-high six assists and Sean Kilpatrick added a career-high 25 points for the Nets.Batum hit two big shots down the stretch to key the win. Batum had a four-point play to put Charlotte up 91-84 with 4:11 left and a 3-pointer to extend the lead to 96-88 with 2:44 remaining.“I think he is just confident,” Hornets coach Steve Clifford said. “He made Jeremy Lin play really well again tonight. Courtney Lee played well again tonight, but Nicolas really made the plays with the game on the line. He had the four-point play and the other pull-up jumper after that. When we needed him, he really made the big plays.”Bojan Bogdanovic cut the deficit to 98-97. Kemba Walker then sank two free throws to push Charlotte’s lead to 100-97, and the Hornets never looked back.Despite the loss, Brooklyn hopes the play of Kilpatrick and the return of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson — he played for the first time in 50 games Tuesday due to an ankle injury — can provide a spark down the stretch.“I like the spirit of Sean Kilpatrick, I love the spirit of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson,” Nets coach Tony Brown said. “He’s getting a chance to play again and they’re playing their butts off when they’re out there.”Charlotte has won 10 of 12 games and is half a game out of third place in the Eastern Conference, creeping up on home-court advantage.“I’ve only been to the playoffs one time,” Walker said. “From what coach says, it’s pretty important. It’s home-court advantage. Of course, everyone wants to be at home, especially for the first two games.”(MICHAEL SCOTTO)last_img read more

TQ: embedded module featuring i.MX8M technology and LPDDR4 memory up to 4 GB

first_imgTQ presents its new embedded module TQMa8Mx based on the i.MX8M CPU series at embedded world. The particularly small module is based on the Dual and Quad Cortex A53-Core and provides all signal pins.The i.MX8M CPU family from NXP stands out from the other i.MX8 CPU families in that the video and audio functions emphasized. Since these CPU functions cannot be covered in their entirety by a standard form factor such as SMARC 2.0, TQ provides customers with 100 percent of the signal pins via the module design. This allows each customer to set the pin multiplexing according to the individual requirements of the system interfaces. The module uses an LPDDR4 memory with up to 4 GB. A QSPI-NOR flash with up to 256 MB is possible as an option to the included eMMC flash memory.The GC7000 Lite is used as the GPU, which is also applied in the Plus versions of the i.MX8X. The i.MX8M can thus support displays with a resolution of up to 4K, and it also enables multi-display applications with different image contents. Three pin-compatible CPU variants (Dual Core, Quad Lite and Quad Core) with different graphics performance are available for this product family. In addition to the security functions already integrated in the CPU, the Cortex-M4 processor also supports extended security requirements.Up to six I²S/SAI (Serial Audio Interface) can be used simultaneously to implement audio functions. In addition, the CPU supports up to twenty 32 Bit@384 KHz audio channels for comprehensive audio designs.Thanks to its wide range of interfaces with a small size of only 55 x 36 mm and low power consumption the new Arm module TQMa8Mx from TQ offers a core for applications from a wide variety of areas: from human-machine interfaces to camera and audio applications. Moreover, there are many other possible applications for this module, such as industrial control tasks.With this design, TQ extends its i.MX8 product range with a new CPU architecture based on Arm Cortex-A53 and supports a second CPU family from the i.MX8 series in addition to the i.MX8X. TQ relies on QT and Crank graphical user interfaces to take full advantage of its advanced graphics capabilities.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous congatec, Basler and NXP present retail deep learning applicationNext SMART Modular aligns memory products to support IIoT applicationslast_img read more

Ranking the 10 best defensive players for OSU this season

first_imgUSATSI_8105160_154512258_lowresOSU’s defense has been terrific so far (USATSI)We are 33 percent of the way through the 2014 season and left with just as many unanswered questions about this team as we are answered ones. Up to this point, OSU hasn’t really had a great win.Sure, they’ve had solid performances, but against sub-par or average football teams. Now that conference play is underway, we will start to get a good look at what this youthful squad is really capable of.It has been said over and over since fall camp began that OSU’s defense would be an area of concern this season. After losing eight of the top nine tacklers from last year’s team, no one could be for sure how the defense would perform.We are at a point in this program’s status where we know that there is no shortage of talent and athleticism; it’s just a matter of being able to compete for conference championships year-in-and-year-out.I think this defense is just good enough to at least give us a chance (don’t laugh, it’s college football and crazier things have happened).In ranking the top ten defensive players, there’s a lot of parity in the 5-10 spots, and the top ten now might not be the same top ten in three weeks.That’s the thing about this young defense — any player can step up and have that one breakout game that sparks a higher level of play.Top 10 Defensive Players of 20141. Ryan Simmons: Simmons is the unequivocal leader of this group and the best defensive player this team has. He plays with a reserved intensity (much like Shaun Lewis), but knows how to rally this defense when things start to get out of hand.USATSI_8065789_154512258_lowresRyan Simmons dives for Jameis Winston (USATSI)2. James Castleman: Castleman is a bad, bad man, and a big reason teams haven’t had much success running the ball on this defense. Often times, Castleman is drawing double teams but is still using his freakish size and strength to get in on the play.3. Kevin Peterson: Though it’s been a rough start for OSU’s pass defense, I think Peterson has been a main reason teams haven’t thrown for more yards on us.USATSI_8104877_154512258_lowresKevin Peterson making plays (USATSI)4. Emmanuel Ogbah: Even though Ogbah hasn’t had a standout game quite like his performance in the FSU game, he is still having solid outings.There’s not too many times an opposing quarterback drops back to pass without feeling the imposing presence of Ogbah in close proximity.5. Ashton Lampkin: Take away a few defensive holding and pass interference calls early on in the season, and Lampkin has played really well. When you have a corner as physical as Lampkin, sometimes those penalties are a byproduct with how they play the game.Lampkin is going to continue to get pass interference calls, but he’s also going to continue coming up with big interceptions in big moments of games. I’ll take that.6. Jimmy Bean: It’s been fun to watch Bean’s transformation from his freshman season in 2011 to now. He has added a significant amount of size and quickness and that has led to him being the team leader in sacks this season (4).He can come off the end to pressure the QB, stay at home to stop the run or even use his tall frame to bat down throws. As the conference schedule takes off, I think Bean will continue to elevate his game and be in discussion for an all-conference team selection by season’s end.7. Jordan Sterns: I’ve been extremely high on Sterns all season long and have yet to see anything that would make me think otherwise. Like every other young defensive back, he makes mistakes, but he makes them going full speed.Sterns carries himself like a player who knows he belongs with the big boys of the conference and I expect him to have a great rest of the season.8. Seth Jacobs: Jacobs is tied for the team lead in interceptions (2) partly because he does a good job of being in the right position. Often times, you worry about younger, inexperienced players not being in the right position, whether it be gap assignments or zone coverage.USATSI_8057882_154512258_lowresSeth Jacobs has been a pleasant surprise this year (USATSI)With Jacobs, you get the feeling he has a high football IQ and that’s something you love to see, especially in linebackers.9. Ofa Hautau: I included Hautau in this list because he is part of that d-line unit that has been so crucial in limiting opposing teams’ ability to run the ball. Hautau is a hard-nosed tackle with deceptive quickness, proving to be difficult for offensive linemen to contain for too long.10. Larry Stephens: Stephens has made his presence known more through his tackling abilities than he has his pass coverage abilities. That’s not to say he isn’t capable of playing great pass defense, it’s just that most of his big plays have come on run support or helping limit the yards after catch from opposing receivers.I’ve listed the 10 players I think have performed the best for the Cowboys up to this point in the season. There are still quite a few players on this defense who are major contributors and just as important to the overall success of the team as the guys listed above.Josh Furman, Trace Clark, Sam Wren, Ramon Richards and Tre Flowers are all guys to keep a close eye on moving forward.Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets.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!last_img read more

The Playoff Foursome That Would Be The Best For College Football

first_imgCollege Football playoff football playoff field CFB PlayoffTwitter/PlayoffWe’re just four days away from the College Football Playoff field being announced, but per usual, nothing is even close to set in stone. The current field – Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and Iowa – is bound to change, given the list of conference championship games to be played this Saturday.Obviously, the television networks have their favorites – they’d love to see Alabama stay in the field and have Ohio State sneak in. The bigger the fan bases, the more money they’ll make. Plus, Nick Saban and Urban Meyer are the best two coaches in the game.But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it would be good for the sport, long-term. We’ve gone through and picked out the playoff foursome (one that is possible this year) that we believe would be the best for college football, long-term. You’ll be surprised to see which teams are included.Get Started: No. 4 – Iowa >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7last_img read more

Algoma Places Order for Equinox Bulker in China

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Algoma Canadian shipping company Algoma Central Corporation has exercised an option to build a new Equinox Class bulker in China.The seawaymax gearless vessel was ordered from Yangzijiang Shipyard and is scheduled to arrive in Canada for the 2021 navigation season.The option carries a price of USD 38 million and was exercised subsequent to the first quarter of 2019, the company said in its financial report for the period.For the three months ended March 31, 2019, Algoma Central Corporation delivered an increase of 19% in revenue, reaching CAD 71,853, mainly as a result of high customer demand and the addition of one vessel in the product tanker segment, and full fleet utilization in the ocean selfunloader segment.Net loss for the first quarter of 2019 expanded to CAD 22,800 from CAD 9,142 reported a year earlier, mainly due to a foreign currency loss in 2019 versus a gain reported in 2018 and higher lay-up and dry-dock expenses in 2019 than in the prior year.*(CAD 1 = USD 0.74)last_img read more

Experiencing different cultures Regina couple marries 15 times around the world

first_imgREGINA – Karl Fix and Sandra Beug have had some interesting experiences marrying each other again and again in different countries around the world.They found themselves covered in spit in Ethiopia.They both caught malaria on the way to Timbuktu in Mali and Fix almost died.In Papua, Indonesia, this year to celebrate their upcoming 15th wedding anniversary, Fix wore a koteka — a traditional type of codpiece that leaves almost nothing to the imagination.Beug declined the Dani tradition of the bride going topless for the ceremony, but Fix figured why not be authentic with his wardrobe.“I thought, ‘What the hell. If you’re going to do it, you’re going to do it,’” Fix says.Fix, 68, owns a construction company in Regina and Beug, 58, is a dentist originally from Raymore, Sask. They met in 2001 and married in January 2004.Since meeting, the travel buffs have visited 116 countries together and celebrated their marriage in places such as Nepal, Suriname, Mozambique, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Fix’s home country of Germany.Beug says the two share a common outlook on life and are both interested in history and geography. Fix says he was attracted to Beug’s willingness to try new things.“She had that spirit of adventure that most other people don’t have.”Fix starts planning their wedding adventures a year in advance and Beug often doesn’t know about the marriage until the day of.Fix says they enjoy celebrating each culture’s unique traditions.“We try to dress like the local people and be part of the whole cultural experience.”In Ethiopia, locals wanted Beug to wear a goat hide topless. She declined, but the couple was spit on after the celebration — a substitute for rice or confetti in the African country.“We got mucus all over us,” Fix says.They’ve had some close calls along the way.On their most recent trip in Indonesia, Fix had a machete pulled on him.While driving in Ivory Coast on the way to where they would eventually get married in Timbuktu, the couple encountered several checkpoints and had to bribe guards to move ahead.They both contracted malaria on that trip. A friend found Fix in a hotel room in Heidelberg, Germany, and rushed him to hospital where he was given medication.“You’re either going to be dead by tomorrow or you’re not,” he recalls doctors telling him.There are no specific plans for future weddings.Beug hasn’t seen New Zealand and Australia. Neither of them has been to South Korea or Antarctica.Beug says all the experiences have made them closer.“I don’t think either of us could think of another person who would do the same thing.”— Follow @RyanBMcKenna on Twitterlast_img read more

Enhanced chainup regulations are now in place for commercial vehicle operators

first_imgPrevious regulations required vehicles over 27,000 kilograms to carry and use traction devices, with only one wheel needing chains during winter conditions and mandatory chain-ups.  The new, more all-encompassing enhancements clarify requirements for all commercial vehicles over 5,000 kilograms:* Vehicles less than 11,794 kilograms – like buses or five-ton trucks – must use chains on a minimum of two tires and can use steel chains, cable chains, automatic chains, socks or wheel sanders, if not equipped with winter tires.* Vehicles 11,794 kilograms or more must use steel chains, and the number of tires needing chains ranges from a minimum of two tires for vehicles without a trailer, to six tires on some larger and more-demanding configurations.“Last winter, 33 of 35 extended closures on the Coquihalla involved commercial vehicles, and in most cases, this was due to truck drivers either poorly installing chains or not using them at all,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “While most drivers do chain up during winter weather, these new regulations and the stricter fines that will follow will improve safety and hopefully reduce the number of closures.”For more information on the chain-up regulations and fines; CLICK HERE VICTORIA, B.C. – The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure implemented stricter chain-up regulations for commercial vehicle operators to improve vehicle performance during winter conditions which will keep B.C. highways safer.The Ministry recognizes the short notice the commercial vehicle industry is being given and will balance safety and reliability with giving the industry time to adjust its practices to the new regulations.Commercial vehicle safety and enforcement officers will provide information and education to drivers over the coming months before stricter fines are implemented and enforced later this winter. The values of the escalating fines for non-compliance are being evaluated and considered. Previously, drivers faced a base-level fine of $121 for not carrying chains or not installing them when required to do so.last_img read more

India seeks extradition of man with LTTE links arrested in Singapore

According to Crime Branch sleuths, Padsalgikar used his experience in the Intelligence Bureau, where he was formerly a special director, to track Pillai’s whereabouts, and the gangster was finally apprehended in another raid by the authorities in Singapore. Officials claimed that Pillai’s identity was matched from the fingerprints in Mumbai Police’s records earlier this week.Pillai, officials said, had a close association with the LTTE and he was suspected to be holed up in the UK, Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka or Singapore, which have a sizeable Tamil population. Pillai’s stronghold used to be Vikhroli, where he mostly operated in the construction industry. On October 25 last year, wanted fugitive Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan was nabbed in Bali and is in the custody of the CBI. (Colombo Gazette) According to senior Crime Branch officials, Pillai of the infamous Kumar Pillai gang had been on the radar of the investigators since January. Pillai even reportedly escaped a raid in Singapore. India has sought the extradition of a man arrested in Singapore who is said to have had links with the LTTE, the Indian Express reported.Senior officials in the Mumbai Police have claimed that it was the resources of new Mumbai Police Commissioner Datta Padsalgikar that helped the Singapore authorities nab wanted fugitive Kumar Pillai in a raid two weeks ago. “Fugitive Kumar Krushna Pillai was detained by Singapore authorities a couple of weeks ago on our Red Corner Notice. There are five serious cases registered against him. We have sent out extradition proposal to them (Singapore officials) and we are fulfilling all requirements… It is a protracted process which will take time to reach some definite stage,” said Mumbai Police spokesperson Dhananjay Kulkarni. read more

Informing is not a crime UN chief calls for better protection of

“We’ve come a long way towards realizing freedom of expression, and other fundamental freedoms. The right to access to information is entrenched in law in over a hundred countries,” said Secretary-General Guterres during the event, which marked the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Association of UN Correspondents (ACANU). “But despite these advances, in recent years, civic space has been shrinking worldwide at an alarming rate”, he explained.In just over a decade, more than 1,000 journalists have been killed while carrying out their work. In nine out of 10 cases, no one was held accountable. Last year alone, the UN agency advocating for freedom of the press, UNESCO, reported that at least 99 journalists were killed and thousands more were attacked, harassed, detained or imprisoned on spurious charges, without due process. Women journalists are often at greater risk of being targeted, including through online threats of sexual violence.The Secretary-General stressed that the vast majority of those detained and attacked are local journalists working in their own countries and communities, and that “most of the journalists and media workers killed, injured and detained were covering politics, crime, corruption and human rights,” not conflict.Calling this state of affairs “outrageous,” the UN chief stated that “when journalists are targeted, societies as a whole pay a price” as “no democracy is complete without press freedom”.“Journalism and the media are essential to peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights for all – and to the work of the United Nations,” he noted, paying tribute to reporters who “go to the most dangerous places on earth, to bring us important information, to give a voice to people who are being ignored and abused, and to hold the powerful to account”.“In the two years since I became Secretary-General, the media has brought to light dramatic human suffering in conflict zones, major cases of corruption and nepotism, ethnic cleansing, premeditated sexual and gender-based violence and more, from every corner of the globe,” said Mr. Guterres. “In some cases, these reports were the basis for further investigations by independent observers and human rights reporters”.The UN chief called on Governments and the international community to “protect journalists and media workers, and to create the conditions they need to do their essential work, and to investigate and prosecute the perpetrators of attacks on them”. The United Nations General Assembly, the Security Council and the Human Rights Council have condemned attacks on journalists and expressed their support for media freedom through many different frameworks and processes, including the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, a strategy to support the environment journalists need, to perform their vital work. In addition, the UN General Assembly has designated 2 November as the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.Deploring the increasing amount of misinformation in the digital age, Mr. Guterres went on to explain that the UN is stepping up its work in media and information literacy, to help people with the knowledge and skills they need to detect deliberate disinformation, counter hate-speech and defend media freedom. The organisation is also working on monitoring violence against journalists, “an important indicator for sustainable development”.Finishing on what he termed “a positive note,” the UN chief said that the digital age is also full of opportunities. “There are many clear signs that the public is starting to understand how important it is to look for information sources that are authoritative,” said Mr. Guterres. “The public will always need reliable information and analysis provided by free and diverse media,” he noted.“Your work reminds us that truth never dies, and that our attachment to the fundamental right that is freedom of expressions must also never die… Informing is not a crime,” he concluded. read more

DDay veteran tells of moment he received telex saying World War Two

He had wanted to be a rear gunner for a bomber in the RAF but was sick the first time he set foot on a plane in 1942.Before joining the forces he used to be a clerical officer in Crewe for London, Midland and Scottish Railway, which involved a lot of typing.One day he saw an advert titled ‘Code and ceipher staff required – immediate overseas posting’ and jumped at the chance.On June 4 1944 he boarded a landing ship tank at Felixstowe, Suffolk, and set sail for Normandy.He and his colleagues didnt know where they were going – but eventually found out when French phrase books were handed out.He said: “We went through the straights of Dover to Picadilly Circus, the code name for the Isle of Wight.”We had no radio because we were so near the enemy going through the straights of Dover and they could have tracked us.”The harbourmaster at the Isle of Wight told our captain that D-Day had been put back a day because of the bad weather. He said ‘you can’t stop here because there’s other landing craft coming, you’ll have to go off to Normandy’.”We set off on June 5 along with thousands of others and were anchored seven miles off Normandy on June 6. Bernard's original telex message declaring the end of World War Two Bernard has an incredibly rare original telex delivered two days before the Second World War ended, which read: “THE GERMAN WAR IS NOW OVER”.He told The Telegraph he refused to hand it over to the Imperial War Museum when they asked to exhibit it, saying he is holding on to it so his two grandchildren and great-granddaughter can marvel at it when they grow up. Bernard’s original telex message declaring the end of World War TwoCredit:Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Europe The Typex cipher machine, used from 1937 onwards, was based on the German Enigma but had extra wheels and more notches.”We received messages in code from RAF wireless operators to decode in groups of five scrambled letters,” said Bernard.”Every day at 00:01 we had a fresh setting for the five drums in the typex machine.”Messages go to the air operations officer and he sends the units off.”It took four men to lift one typex machine because they were so heavy.”Describing the moment the crucial telex arrived in 1945, he said: “I can well remember receiving the message in the Cypher Office, and also listening to Winston Churchill and King George VI  broadcast it to the nation.”There was great rejoicing on the Unit. A large bonfire was prepared on site, and there was plenty of wine and beer available for all ranks.” Bernard, who grew up in Manchester, volunteered to be in the armed forces on the day of his eighteenth birthday. A wartime portrait of Bernard, who helped direct Allied aircraft in North West EuropeCredit:Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Europe “I go into my front room and look at my photographs and diaries to see what I was doing on that particular day during the war, just as a matter of interest,” he said.”I can tell you what the weather was like on this day in 1944!” “I’ve given a lot of things to museums and never asked for any money – I’m only glad that they can be there to be looked at,” he said.”I had a complete list of RAF equipment you receive when you first join the Air Force and I took it to an RAF museum at Hendon. They’d never seen anything like that before.”But the telex was too special – I want my grandchildren to have it.” “The ceipher officer handed round phrase books in French – that was the first time we knew we were in France.”The army went in at 5.30am and we were under a canopy while the Germans were firing.”I had to man a bren gun on the landing ship’s deck. I was frightened to death. I was sat there waiting for any low-flying aircraft but fortunately none came.”A talented sportsman, Bernard missed out qualifying for the 1,500m run in the 1948 London Olympics by seconds, losing to comedian Bobby Davro’s father Bill Nankeville.But his toughness had served him well three years earlier when he contracted diphtheria and was holed up in a Delhi hospital during a 14-month assignment in India. His weight dropped to just seven stone, but he kept his illness a secret from his loved-ones as he didnt want to worry them.”If I’d have written and said I’d got diptheria my mother would have had a heart attack I’m sure, ” he said.”When I got home I told her. She broke down in tears to think I’d been so ill.”Nowadays he spends his time gardening and with his family. But he often revisits his memories of his time as a codebreaker. A D-Day veteran has told of the moment he received a telex saying the war was over and why he refused to give the priceless relic to the Imperial War Museum.RAF Sergeant Bernard Morgan was part of a team of code and cipher operators in the Second Tactical Air Force between September 1943 and May 1945.Bernard cracked enemy messages using the Typex ciphering machine and gave instructions to pilots from five miles behind the army front line, directing all the Allied aircraft in North West Europe until the end of the war.He watched from his landing ship off Gold Beach as a huge armada sailed across the English Channel on June 6, 1944.The 95-year-old from Crewe, Cheshire, is among hundreds of D-Day veterans who will be attending the 75th anniversary of British forces landing in Normandy this June. A wartime portrait of Bernard, who helped direct Allied aircraft in North West Europe Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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iPad 2 waits could be longer due to Japanese earthquake effects

first_imgThe physical and emotional damages of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami are tremendous, but other problems are now trickling down to consumers in the U.S., specifically those wanting to buy an Apple iPad 2. According to IHS iSuppli’s research, the aftermath may be causing logistical problems and supply shortages for the iPad 2. Apple utilizes a few components that are manufactured in Japan, including an electronic compass, the battery, and the advanced technology glass in the display. This, of course, could result in delays in restocking the device.iSuppli’s analysis of the iPad 2 has so far been able to identify five parts that are sourced from Japanese suppliers. There may be more than this, but the teardown analysis process can’t always identify the country of origin for each component. The five it does know include NAND flash from Toshiba, dynamic random access memory (DRAM) made by Elpida Memory, the electronic compass from AKM Semiconductor, the touch screen overlay glass from Asahi Glass, and the battery from Apple Japan.Even if the suppliers’ facilities weren’t damaged, there’s still the logistical problem of shipping the products, as well as in receiving raw materials they need to create their products. Employees are also having a hard time getting to work due to problems with the transportation system. Not only that but the electricity supply keeps being interrupted, which can have major effects on delicate processes like semiconductor lithography.Semiconductor facilities in Japan can’t get back to full production until the aftershocks stop. According to Dale Ford of IHS, earthquakes that range from 4 to 7 on the Richter scale will make it nearly impossible to restart the labs until the earthquakes stop happening so often. The equipment shuts down every time an earthquake tops 5.These issues happen to come at a bad time for Apple who’s rushing to get more iPad 2s produced due to the tablet’s stronger-than-expected demand. We reported earlier this week that shortages were pushing ship dates back four to five weeks.NAND flash and DRAM can most likely be sourced from other vendors, but replacing any lost production of the compass and glass components may be more difficult. The battery, which appears to be a custom design made in Apple’s own Japanese plant, will be even more difficult to find a backup supplier for, and it’s unlikely that they will find one available at this time.Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn has said it’s not currently experiencing any component shortages for the devices it’s assembling. DigiTimes reported that Foxconn should still have a two-to-three-week supply of needed components. Foxxconn emphasized that the company will not see any component shortages in the short term, and that they’ve already prepared backup suppliers. But what about the long term?Read more at iSuppli.last_img read more

Chasse à la baleine lAustralie attaque le Japon en justice

first_imgChasse à la baleine : l’Australie attaque le Japon en justiceAustralie – L’Australie a annoncé aujourd’hui vouloir saisir la Cour internationale de justice afin d’interdire au Japon la chasse à la baleine. La chasse commerciale de la baleine est interdite depuis 1986. Le Japon continue cependant cette activité, en invoquant la “recherche scientifique”. C’est d’ailleurs le principal, ou plutôt le seul argument du ministre de la Pêche japonais, Hirotaka Akamatsu.Ce dernier précise que “la pêche scientifique est un programme approuvé” par la Commission baleinière internationale. Quant aux autorités japonaises, elles insistent sur le fait qu’il s’agit d’une “tradition culturelle ancestrale”. Ce n’est pas la première fois que l’Australie demande au Japon de cesser cette “pêche scientifique”. Les documents qui permettront de saisir la Cour internationale seront transmis “en début de semaine prochaine”. Plusieurs centaines de baleines sont chassées chaque année par le Japon dans le cadre de recherches scientifiques. La baleine est considérée comme une espèce en danger depuis 1996. Le 28 mai 2010 à 14:32 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Vine CoFounders Launch New Hype Video Streaming App

first_img Colin Kroll, Co-Founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, Dies at 34Twitter is Shutting Down Vine Stay on target Twitter just recently decided to kill its Vine video sharing app, but that has not deterred the original creators of the app. Vine’s co-founders have been working on a new video streaming app called Hype. There’s something incredibly bold about calling an app “Hype.” Will Hype live up to its own hype?Hype aims to offer a richer live streaming experience. Think of it like Periscope with more interaction with the audience. While running a Hype stream, you can create polls, have a Q and A, and share additional media with viewers. The host’s video doesn’t have to take up the whole screen, so you can put yourself in a smaller bubble and use the rest of the canvas for GIFs, videos, or highlighted comments.It’s a much looser format for video live streams that give the host the chance to make something unique. Every one of the examples in the demo video looks different, and that’s kind of refreshing. Of course, there’s always the danger of adding too much clutter to the app that it ends up confusing or hard to use. The barrier to entry needs to be low in video streaming apps to make them viable for casual use. Hype will need a large and engaged community to be a success when it’s not explicitly tied to an existing social network. Hype is currently available on iOS, and the early reviews are reasonably good. An Android version of the app is expected in the not too distant future.last_img read more

TVS Launches Star City Plus in India Draken Inspired Apache in the

first_imgChennai based auto giant TVS Motor unveiled a new bike in India, dubbed Star City+ with a price tag of 44,000 at an ex-showroom, Delhi.Launched in Chennai, TVS’s new offering in the domestic market is the refreshed version of its existing model Star City. TVS Star City+, the latest in the Star range is powered by the same 109.7cc single cylinder air-cooled engine, which is re-tuned to offer a maximum power of 8.18 bhp at 7000 rpm and a peak torque of 8.1 Nm at 5000 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 4 speed gearbox and the TVS’s latest motorbike claims better fuel efficiency of 83.9 kmpl.The bike will come in four colours- Celebrity Scarlet, Oscar Black, Show Stopper Blue and Titanium Grey and will be pitted against the Bajaj Discover 100M, Mahindra Centuro, Hero Splendor Pro and Honda Dream Yuga. Talking of the features offered in new TVS motorbike, it comes with dual tone seat, stainless steel muffler guard, chrome finished handlebar and shock absorbers besides the service indicator, power/economy models and electric start.TVS, which currently sells Star City, Sports, Apache RTR and Phoenix in the motorbike segment in the country is looking to expand its business in India in coming months. The company which plans to launch a new product in every quarter will launch new Apache later in this year. The upcoming Apache of TVS is inspired by the Draken concept of the company, which was showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014, according to a report of IndianAutos Blog. Draken is a concept fully loaded with premium features like structural sub-frame, short tail, LED headlamp with daytime running lights, ABS and digital speedometer paired with a reversed free flow technology. Although it is not clear which of these would feature in the upcoming Apache, reports suggest that the new Apache would be a striking offering from TVS.(Ed: AJ)last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday October 27

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: the first time, Dr. Ben Carson finds himself atop a national poll for the GOP presidential nomination. We discuss the implications of Carson’s rise with the next GOP debate scheduled for Wednesday, with GOP strategist and commentator Lenny McAllister. And yet another video of a black teenage girl being brutalized by law enforcement is going viral, this time inside of a South Carolina high school. We’ll talk about the disparity in treatment and discipline between Black and White students with our panel of experts. Plus, 155 Baltimore City police officers will wear body cameras as part of a pilot program. Will it help the pursuit of law enforcement reform? We’ll ask our listeners.These stories and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

Confederate Statue on College Campus Toppled

first_imgBy The Associated PressA Confederate statue in the heart of North Carolina’s flagship university was toppled Monday night during a rally by hundreds of protesters who decried the memorial known as “Silent Sam” as a symbol of racist heritage.The statue, erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1913, had been under constant police surveillance, costing the university hundreds of thousands of dollars, since it was vandalized last year. Protesters appeared to outwit officers by swiftly surrounding it with banners on bamboo poles before yanking it down.Police stand guard after the confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)The crowd had gathered across the street from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill plaza for a series of speakers at 7 p.m. before heading over to the quadrangle. Then, about two hours into the protest, a group pulled it down, according to television footage. Once it was on the ground, demonstrators kicked it and cheered.Afterward, a small crowd remained around the empty pedestal, chanting “Tar Heels!” and “Whose Campus? Our Campus!” as passing cars honked in approval.Many students, faculty and alumni have called the statue a racist image and asked officials to take it down. Others argued that it should remain as a tribute to fallen ancestors. Protesters responded to the assertion that the statue wasn’t a symbol of white power by reading its 1913 dedication speech, by tobacco magnate Julian Carr, celebrating the Ku Klux Klan’s post-war campaign to terrorize former slaves.UNC leaders including Chancellor Carol Folt had previously said state law prevented the school from removing it. Once it was down, a dozen officers surrounded the fallen statue, which was eventually covered with a tarp.The site of the empty pedestal “is pretty breathtaking,” said Ricardo, who’s African American. “I think most people here are happy. I’m ecstatic.”Junior Ian Goodson said he came out after he heard the statue fell because he wanted to see history.“It’s a significant event for UNC,” he said.He said that while he doesn’t agree with what the Confederacy stood for, he understands that some saw the statue as an important memorial.Asked whether he’s glad the statue came down, he said: “I was always kind of torn.”North Carolina, which ranks among the handful of Southern states with the most Confederate monuments, has been a focal point in the national debate over them following a deadly White nationalist protest a year ago in Charlottesville, Virginia.Protests over the UNC statue flared in the past year, and another Confederate monument in nearby Durham was torn down shortly after the Virginia protest.Gov. Roy Cooper had called for removing Silent Sam and other rebel symbols on public land. A state historic panel is set to meet this week to debate Cooper’s request to remove other Confederate monuments at the state Capitol.Still the Democratic governor issued a statement on Twitter on Monday night arguing the protesters took the wrong approach.“The Governor understands that many people are frustrated by the pace of change and he shares their frustration, but violent destruction of public property has no place in our communities,” said the tweet from his official account.The university echoed that.“Tonight’s actions were dangerous, and we are very fortunate that no one was injured. We are investigating the vandalism and assessing the full extent of the damage,” the university said in a tweet.last_img read more

Netflix Begins Shooting ChineseLanguage Ghost Bride

first_imgDespite being barred from entering mainland China as a video-platform operator, Netflix is expanding its roster of Chinese-language original content. Production is now underway in Malaysia on “The Ghost Bride.”The six-part series is adapted from a novel of the same title written by Choo Yangsze. The screen adaptation is by a team of U.S. and Taiwanese writers headed by Wu Kai Yu (“Hannibal,” “The Flash”).The show is being jointly directed by Malaysian directing duo Quek Shio Chuan (“Guang the Movie”) and Ho Yuhang (“At the End of Daybreak,” “Mrs K”). Production is by Ideate Media. No air date has been announced.The story is set in 1890s Colonial-era Malacca and sees a woman receive a proposal from a wealthy family to become the ghost bride of their recently deceased son. The position is financially lucrative, but means she will be haunted for the rest of her life. Her escape is even more complicated. Popular on Variety The cast is headed by Taiwan’s Wu Kang Ren (“White Ant”) in the lead male role and Huang Peijia (“Roseki,” “Cha Cha for Twins”) as the female lead. Ludi Lin (“Power Rangers,” “Aquaman”) also joins as the third element of the love triangle. The cast is rounded out by Malaysian Mandarin-language musical and theater artist Tian Tze Kuang.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Vivaldi 16 gets Title Tab Notifications

first_imgVivaldi 1.6 gets Title Tab Notifications by Martin Brinkmann on December 07, 2016 in Internet – Last Update: June 27, 2017 – 10 commentsVivaldi is working on version 1.6 of the web browser currently and pushing out updates to the developer channel regularly that introduce new features.You have probably come across sites in the past that use the page title to indicate that updates are available.This is mostly done by social sites such as Twitter or Facebook to indicate new posts or messages.While you may find these hints useful as they notify you when something happens on a social media site, you may have noticed as well that they may impact the page title negatively.The main issue here comes into play if you have so many tabs open in the browser that these notifications that the title is not shown anymore at all. This is a Chromium issue for the most part as the browser has no option to limit the minimum tab width and enable tab bar scrolling.Title Tab NotificationsThe most recent build of Vivaldi, Vivaldi 1.6.687.3, addresses this by detecting these numbers and adding them to the favicon.Today’s build attempts to address these issues. We detect the numbers enclosed and highlight it above the favicon. The look of this notification also conforms to the theme you use, adjusting its color and roundness accordingly.The counter goes up to 9 and then displays as a “+”. This is a space saving mechanism within the favicon area as large numbers become unreadable or obscure too much of the favicon. However, no information is lost, even with small tabs you can read the full number by hovering the tab to see the full page title.The number goes up to 9 and is replaced by a plus icon if it goes up any higher than that. You may hover the mouse cursor on the icon to get the full number at any time, but that is probably not something that most users are interested in as it should make little difference if 15 or 43 updates are available.The new version of Vivaldi ships with another handy feature. It enables you to quickly go up a directory by holding down Ctrl before clicking on the URL of the site in the browser’s address bar.Vivaldi notes that this is a work in progress and may not yet work on all sites you encounter. A quick test on Ghacks was successful and I can see this become useful in certain situations.Development versions of Vivaldi should pick up the update automatically. You can run a manual check for updates with a click on Help > Check for Updates.You may also download the latest version of the browser from the official website. There you find the full changelog as well.Now You: What’s your take on the direction that Vivaldi is heading towards?SummaryArticle NameVivaldi 1.6 gets Title Tab NotificationsDescriptionVivaldi is working on version 1.6 of the web browser currently and pushing out updates to the developer channel regularly that introduce new features.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgNews | January 21, 2015 Fujifilm Synapse RIS Tackles Critical Results, Peer Review and Communications at Schuylkill Health Findings presented at RSNA 2014 Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Image courtesy of FujifilmJanuary 21, 2015 — Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc. presented Synapse RIS at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Illinois.“The functionality of a critical and urgent result module offered with Synapse RIS is a compelling factor for radiology departments and hospital administrators,” said Jim Morgan, vice president of Medical Informatics at Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc. “Visible improvements in workflow and efficiency in the radiology department will have a ripple effect that will spread throughout the hospital, positively impacting patients and caregivers with Synapse RIS.”Synapse RIS offers a host of features designed to meet the needs of outpatient facilities, radiology groups and hospitals. The system has also received electronic health records (EHR) certification, enabling it to be part of the Meaningful Use initiative that provides financial incentives to medical professionals who use a certified EHR.“The radiology department was making do with what it had, but our hospital administrators knew that major improvements were needed to guarantee critical and urgent results reporting,” says Luke Rissinger, BS, RT (MR)(CT), CIIP, PACS administrator, Schuylkill Medical Center. “The process was manual, inefficient and labor-intensive. We always were worried about accidentally overlooking something and having a patient who needed immediate care fall through the cracks. The critical/urgent results reporting and escalation management module in the Synapse RIS has changed this situation dramatically.”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more Related Content Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more last_img read more

First 4 refugees rejected by Australia arrive in Cambodia

first_img The vital role family plays in society Sponsored Stories Quick workouts for men Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Four asylum seekers rejected by Australia arrived Thursday in Cambodia, becoming the first to leave the Pacific island nation of Nauru under a deal that allows refugees turned away by Australia to be resettled in the Southeast Asian country.Cambodia agreed to accept the four under a 40 million Australian dollar ($32 million) four-year agreement it made with Australia last year to resettle asylum seekers held in an Australia-run detention center on Nauru. Many of the 677 asylum seekers on Nauru have been there for almost two years. Australia’s tough policies of turning back asylum-seeker boats to Indonesia and refusing to resettle any refugee who arrives on its shores by boat have but stopped the boats from coming since the conservative government was elected in September 2013, according to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton.But the government still has to resettle more than 31,000 of the 52,000 asylum seekers who arrived in Australia by boat during the six years that the Labor Party was in power.As part of its efforts to deter boats of asylum seekers, Australia made the agreement with Cambodia last September despite critics worrying that Cambodia was too impoverished to handle the new residents and its poor human rights record would put them at risk.Cambodia sent officials to Nauru to meet the four and to make sure their moves were voluntary.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Australian officials have said they were working with the International Organization for Migration and other groups in Cambodia to provide the four — two Iranian men, an Iranian woman and a Rohingya man from Myanmar — with housing, jobs, transport and education.It was not immediately clear where in Cambodia they would live. Journalists were barred from entering the airport’s VIP terminal, where officials from the Australian Embassy and the IOM waited for the group to land.Airport security official Chey Tola and police officials who declined to be named confirmed the arrival of the four, saying they were driven away in a van.The four were the only ones on Nauru known to have applied for Cambodian residency. The Southeast Asian country is not a place the world’s refugees typically dream of living.Cambodia is plagued by poverty, corruption and human rights abuses. Medical care outside main cities is almost nonexistent and where jobs are so scarce that more than 800,000 people have left to find work abroad.Australian officials have faced strong criticism at home for the steep cost to Australian taxpayers of the agreement that has so far attracted little interest from refugees on Nauru.last_img read more