Salmonfest Turning The Tide On Music Scene

first_imgAnother of many Alaska great bands, Hope Social Club takes the stage twice throughout the weekend. Salmonfest is supported by and benefits several non-profit organizations on the Kenai Peninsula and in the State of Alaska. Two prominent supportors are the Kachemak Bay Conservation Soceity and Cook Inletkeeper. Both are longstanding Homer-based non profit organizations that seek to educate the public, and both protect and promote Alaska’s fish-filled waters. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Salmonfest kicks off it’s three day event this weekend to emphasize and celebrate the connection of all Alaskans to the fish and the waters that “provide this magnificent resource”. On Saturday music begins at 11:15am and later Alaska’s Blackwater Railroad Co. takes the stage at 7:10PM followed by The California Honeydrops before headliner and Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz begins at 10:15pm. In addition, ARCHES Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula Fair Association have teamed up to help make Salmonfest a successful event. View the entire lineup of entertainment at Salmonfestalaska.org. Friday’s headliner and Grammy winner Ani DiFranco hits the Ocean Stage at 9:15pm followed by WookieFoot. Music opens at 12:30pm with Food For The Soul along with the Rainbow Girls first appearance in Alaska playing twice over the weekend, just to name a few of the many great bands.last_img read more

Startup Offers DIY Service for Producing Custom Charts Online

first_imgWith a motto of “online charts. made simple,” online startup iCharts is offering publishers the ability to create interactive charts to embed in online content. “The value of online content is shifting toward work that is easily linked, manipulated, annotated, tagged, highlighted, translated, and enlivened by other media,” said Seymour Duncker, CEO of iCharts. The goal of iCharts, Duncker said, is to make content searchable—particularly for niche audiences that are most likely to seek out targeted information—and keep users on the page longer.While Duncker declined to discose traffic figures, iCharts makes its charts “discoverable” by search engines, which he said increases traffic wherever these charts are used. The service can also supply branded landing pages for Web viewers that discover charts through search engines.Currently, iCharts’ largest publishing client is Springer Science and Business Media, based in Germany, in addition to a stable of bloggers. However, iCharts “recently signed up additional publishers in print who are using this service for online, as well as pure play online publishers,” Duncker said. The influential TechCrunch blog also uses this service [example here], along with Business Insider, which is set to adopt iCharts over the next few weeks.DIY Chart CreationWhile online chart creation is not a new concept, the ability to quickly create a chart on the fly by entering numerical data, or by converting an Excel spreadsheet into an interactive chart, is. “There are companies that provide Flash charts,” said Duncker, “but these require a programmer, which can be costly and time consuming.” Each chart has its own embed code that can easily be inserted into an online article. While Duncker would not disclose a price for this service due to the nature of its “custom deals,” he said that it is “a subscription service and available at a low entry point.”last_img read more

Google Lens gives you shopping dining and translation help

first_img Share your voice 30 Photos Google Maps for Android Google Search gets AR, and Google Lens wants to be your… Now playing: Watch this: The coolest things we saw at Google I/O With the Translate filter, Google Lens will detect a language and overlay a translation on top of the words. It works across over 100 languages, according to Google.The Text filter allows users to copy and paste text from objects including Wi-Fi passwords, gift card codes and recipes onto their phone; and Shopping provides similar items when the camera is pointing at clothing, furniture, or home decor, as well as barcode scanning capabilities.Read: Google brings AR and Lens closer to the future of searchAuto provides search results based on whatever object a user is pointing the camera at.”We’re taking Google Lens and taking it from, ‘oh, it’s an identification tool, what’s this, show me things like this,’ to an AR browser, meaning you can actually superimpose information right on the camera,” Aparna Chennapragada, vice president and general manager for camera and AR products at Google, told CNET earlier in May.”One of the questions we had was, if we can teach the camera to read, can we use the camera to help people read?” she added regarding the Lens Translate feature. “This is obviously useful in cases where you’re in a foreign city and you can’t speak the language, but in many parts of the world, people can’t speak or read their own language.” 4:19 Tags Comments Review • The rebuilt Google Maps for Android is better than ever Google Lens is getting five more filters.Google on Tuesday launched five new Lens filters for subjects ranging from food to foreign languages.The new Google Lens features will provide better and faster overlays of information over real-world objects, the company said.  Google gave CNET’s Scott Stein an early look at what Lens filters can do just ahead of its I/O developer conference earlier this month. The Dining filter will automatically highlight popular dishes on a menu, tapping into Google Maps to see photos and reviews of specific dishes.”And when you’re done with your meal, just point the camera at your receipt, and Lens can help calculate the tip and split the bill,” Google said. Mobile Tech Industry Mobile Apps Phones Digital Media Online 0 Googlelast_img read more

Bleached anemones found to stress fish living in them

first_imgA team of researchers with the University of Glasgow in Scotland and Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l’Environnement, French Polynesia, has found that orange-fin anemonefish (aka clownfish) living among bleached anemones exhibit signs of stress—namely a higher-than-normal metabolic rate. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes their study of the fish and what it shows about the impact of global warming. When anemones bleach, clownfish suffer This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2018 Phys.org Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society B Prior research has shown that as ocean temperatures rise due to global warming, mass bleaching of anemones and corals in the tropics is occurring. Under normal conditions, algae living inside anemones cause the anemones to look green. But as the water warms, the algae die, leaving anemones to show their true white color. This does not cause the anemones to die, however, which means they remain in place, allowing fish that hide among them to continue as before. But the researchers wondered whether the lack of green was causing problems for the fish that are not readily apparent. To find out, they collected samples of anemones and clownfish and studied them in the lab.The study was straightforward: The researchers put green-colored anemones in one tank of water and bleached anemones in another. They added normal healthy clownfish to both tanks and left them to live together for two weeks. At that point, the fish were removed to a nearly sterile tank of water into which the researchers pumped oxygen, allowing them to measure how much of the oxygen the fish used. Because there was nothing to eat or see, the fish remained motionless, which allowed the researchers to take a measurement of their basal metabolism rate.The researchers report that the metabolism of the fish living with the bleached anemones ran higher than for those living in the still green anemones. This, they note, indicates that the fish are stressed, which likely means they are less able to live normally. And that, they further note, suggests they likely swim and eat less, and perhaps reproduce less. This, they conclude, is evidence of the destructive impact that global warming is having on the planet.center_img Credit: CC0 Public Domain More information: Tommy Norin et al. Anemone bleaching increases the metabolic demands of symbiont anemonefish, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2018). DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0282AbstractIncreased ocean temperatures are causing mass bleaching of anemones and corals in the tropics worldwide. While such heat-induced loss of algal symbionts (zooxanthellae) directly affects anemones and corals physiologically, this damage may also cascade on to other animal symbionts. Metabolic rate is an integrative physiological trait shown to relate to various aspects of organismal performance, behaviour and locomotor capacity, and also shows plasticity during exposure to acute and chronic stressors. As climate warming is expected to affect the physiology, behaviour and life history of animals, including ectotherms such as fish, we measured if residing in bleached versus unbleached sea anemones (Heteractis magnifica) affected the standard (i.e. baseline) metabolic rate and behaviour (activity) of juvenile orange-fin anemonefish (Amphiprion chrysopterus). Metabolic rate was estimated from rates of oxygen uptake , and the standard metabolic rate of anemonefish from bleached anemones was significantly higher by 8.2% compared with that of fish residing in unbleached anemones, possibly due to increased stress levels. Activity levels did not differ between fish from bleached and unbleached anemones. As reflects the minimum cost of living, the increased metabolic demands may contribute to the negative impacts of bleaching on important anemonefish life history and fitness traits observed previously (e.g. reduced spawning frequency and lower fecundity). Explore further Citation: Bleached anemones found to stress fish living in them (2018, April 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-anemones-stress-fish.htmllast_img read more

Dont miss the magic

first_imgIn a bid to spread awareness about magical performances and give it a grand entry into the city, Delhi Tourism in association with Government of NCT of Delhi organises the 4th International Magic Festival at Dilli Haat, Janak Puri, INA and Pitampura. This three-day long festival that opens today aims to attract people and popularise the long standing tradition of magical arts in the country.International and Indian magicians from diverse backgrounds will present their legerdemain skills to ensnare the audience. The programs are designed in a way that grasp the interest level of all age groups, with grand and interactive gala shows (by both national and international magicians) being the main attraction. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The venue will be an open host to ancient (Majma) and modern forms of street magic (like that by David Blaine). In addition to all these performances across all the three Dilli Haats by Delhi Tourism; Dilli Haat, Janak Puri will be showcasing an exhibition on history of Indian magic and its forms.People will be given an opportunity to learn about the early days of magic in India through an informative presentation. A short workshop for people on creating magic from day to day objects like pens, paper, coins and handkerchief will also be hosted. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMalkinn (Malaysia), Jorinee (Malaysia), Mamada (Bangkok) and Steven Cambian (United States) are few of the masters of magic, who are set to give an international twist with their performances. The festival will also be displaying few of the rarely seen fire and levitation acts by Kharbanda Brothers. Brij Mohan from Bihar will be adding laughter to his magic shows to tickle your funny bone. Drawing competition of children will also be hosted at Dilli Haat Janak Puri and Pitampura. Where: Dilli Haat, Janak Puri, INA and Pitampura When: 26 – 28 September Timing: 5 pm to 9 pmlast_img read more

Best jewellery to wear this festive season

first_imgFrom jadau jewellery to diamond ones, this festive season make sure you are flaunting the pieces that are in trend.Designers list some trends in jewellery. Jadau jewellery: Jadau seems to be a new jewellery trend for this season, be it the wedding or the festival season. Rewind to the era of the Maharani with oversized jadau gold sets. Also, jadau chaandbalis and multilayer jadau jhumkas are a preferred choice for this festive season.Diamond jewellery: Diamonds can never go out of trend; they are back again but with a twist to embrace this festive season. Delicate diamond necklaces and earrings, diamond cuffs with rubies and other gemstone are perfect to add grace and elegance to your look. Diamond chokers are an appropriate option for those women who are looking for making a bold statement. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPearl jewellery: Pearls are universally flattering. They bring light to the face and look great with any outfit. Multi-string pearl necklace, pearl chokers and bracelets add a surreal charm to your festive outfit. Baroque pearls too are very much in trend this season for their uniqueness in hues and shapes.Diamond chokers: Layering with lots of simple thin choker is a great way to elevate with any outfit. Chokers studded with ethereal sea pearls, diamond, rubies, or emeralds are a great choice to complement any ensemble- be it contemporary, modern. A glitzy choker necklace drenched in diamond is an elegant way to play with this trend.Uncut polki with pastel meenakari: Polki with pastel meenakari are in trend this festive season. It gives a traditional and royal look to every modern woman. It gives balance between trendy and traditional.last_img read more

Chris Albrecht has signed a contract to remain CEO

first_imgChris Albrecht has signed a contract to remain CEO of US premium cable channel Starz until 2020, simultaneously adding the title of company president.The new deal is effective as of July 1, with Albrecht replacing the long-serving Glenn Curtis as president.The news closely follows the appointment of global marketing president Jeffrey Hirsch as COO.Since joining the John Malone-backed Starz in 2010, former HBO chief Albrecht has overseen a strategic push intooriginal programming through shows such as Power, Outlander, Black Sails and The Girlfriend Experience. Previously, Starz and sister channel group StarzEncore had focused mainly on feature film deals.“Chris has developed Starz into a leading, innovative entertainment brand with award-winning original programing that resonates with US and international audiences,” said Starz chairman Greg Maffei.“He has made remarkable contributions to the business over the past six years, and we look forward to his vision creating even more value for distributors, partners and shareholders.”Albrecht has also been active in various talks over the future ownership structure with the likes of Lionsgate Entertainment, CBS and 21st Century Fox. Merger talks with Lionsgate were confirmed in February, though no deal has materialised.last_img read more

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first_imgBouygues TelecomFrench construction-to-telecoms conglomerate Bouygues has categorically denied that it is in talks with other French operators after news service La Lettre de l’Expansion reported that Orange CEO Stéphane Richard and Martin Bouygues had talks about possible consolidation at the beginning of March.“Following the article published in La Lettre de l’Expansion on 13 March 2017 entitled ‘Orange-Bouygues, un accord en vue’, Bouygues wishes to categorically deny the existence of any discussions with other operators with a view to consolidating the French telecoms market,” said the company.La Lettre de l’Expansion reported that Bouygues’ bankers were looking for a deal that would see Bouygues Telecom valued at about the same level as when negotiations were taking place last year – about €10 billion.Any deal would be expected to involve the other main French telecom players – Free and SFR – to allay competition concerns. The most widely discussed scenario involves the Free Mobile taking over Bouygues wireless spectrum while Orange and SFR share the fourth operator’s subscribers and retail outlets.Bouygues broke off talks with Orange early last year after failing to find agreement with the larger player on key elements including the level of participation of Bouygues in Orange post the acquisition, the risks of execution and the value placed on Bouygues Telecom, as well as the fate of its employees.Bouygues said at the time that it would pursue a standalone strategy in a market that still had growth potential.last_img read more

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first_imgThe European subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) market is due to reach revenues of US$6.8 billion in 2022, up from US$3.9 billion in 2017, according to Kagan research.The S&P Global Market Intelligence research group said that Netflix’s localised presence throughout Europe was one of the “main factors” contributing to this growth.Other cited factors were the expansion of Amazon Prime Video as a stand-alone service, the debut of international OTT services like Naspers’ Showmax, and the strengthening of offerings from local media providers such as Sky’s Now TV and ProSiebenSat.1 Media’s Maxdome.According to Kagan estimates, total paid subscriptions to online video services across 14 European markets will grow from 39.3 million in 2017 to 60.8 million in 2022, a compound annual growth rate of 9.1%.SVOD services were found to be especially popular in the Nordics, with Denmark, Norway and Sweden ranking as the countries with the highest penetration rates – ranging from 76.2% to 86.1% in 2017.Kagan said this can be attributed to the countries’ high percentage of English-speakers as well as disposable incomes higher than the European average.The UK was found to have Europe’s highest number of SVOD subscriptions, more than double those in Germany in 2017. The report said it expects this to continue over the next five years.Russia, Spain and Portugal were the three least SVOD-penetrated markets in Europe, according to the report.The study looked at 14 European markets – Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Poland and Russia.last_img read more

Abolish the Federal Reserve

first_img Abolish the Federal Reserve. The United States of America is not what it used to be. Unsustainable mountains of debt, continuous meddling by the government and Fed to “stimulate the economy,” and the US dollar’s dwindling status as the world’s reserve currency are very real threats to Americans’ standard of living. Here are some opinions from the recently concluded Casey Research Fall Summit on the state of the state and how to fix it. Marc Victor, a criminal defense attorney from Arizona and a staunch liberty advocate, says there’s really no such thing as “the state”—“it’s just some people bossing other people around.” Not everyone wants to fix things, he says; the bosses like the status quo. For example, aside from drug lords, DEA agents are the ones benefiting most from the “War on Drugs.” Victor believes that democracy and freedom are incompatible, since “democracy is majority rule, and freedom is self-rule.” If you want to bring true freedom to America, he says, winning hearts and minds is the only way to reboot this country and create a free society. Paul Rosenberg, adventure capitalist, Casey Research contributor, and editor of “A Free Man’s Take,” views America’s future similarly. He thinks the United States is in a state of entropy. The bad news, says Rosenberg, is that there will be no revolution. The good news is that the peak of citizens’ obedience to the state is behind us, and people are getting fed up with the government’s shenanigans. Real change is slow, he says, so we must work persistently to create a better world. Stephen Moore, chief economist at the Heritage Foundation, says the problem is liberal economic policy: Red states in the US, he says, have blown away blue states in job creation since 1990. Texas alone accounts for the entire net growth of the US economy over the past five years. As another proof point in favor of a free-market economy, Moore emphasizes that both Obama and Reagan took office during terrible economic times. While Obama has raised taxes and instituted Obamacare, Reagan cut taxes and regulation. As a result, the Reagan economic recovery was almost twice as robust as the Obama “recovery.” One of the US’s biggest problems, says Moore, is that companies can’t reinvest profits because dividend, capital gains, and income taxes all have increased under Obama. Corporate taxes in the rest of the world have dramatically declined in the last 25 years, but in the US, they haven’t budged. The average corporate tax rate around the world is 24%—in the US, it’s 38%. Overall, though, Moore is bullish on the US economy. American companies, he says, are the best-run in the world, if only the US government would adopt less economically destructive policies. Doug Casey, chairman of Casey Research, legendary speculator, and best-selling financial author, isn’t so optimistic. First of all, he says, we’re in the Greater Depression right now, which began in 2008. He fears it’s too late to repair America, but says if anyone would attempt to do so, the following seven-step program would help: Allow the collapse of “zombie companies” (companies that are only being held up by government handouts and other cash infusions). Abolish all regulatory agencies. Cut the size of the military by at least 90%. Eliminate the income tax. Sell all US government assets. Default on the national debt. Of course, says Casey, that’s not going to happen, so individual investors shouldn’t hope for a political solution or waste their time and money trying to stop the inevitable collapse of the US economy. The only way to save yourself and your assets is to internationalize. He recommends owning significant assets outside your home country: for example, by buying foreign real estate. You should also buy and store gold, “the only financial asset that’s not simultaneously someone else’s liability.” Casey’s suggestions include going short bubbles that are about to burst (like Japanese bonds denominated in yen), selling expensive assets like collectible cars and expensive real estate in major cities, as well as looking toward places like Africa as contrarian investment opportunities. Nick Giambruno, senior editor of International Man, agrees that internationalizing your wealth—and yourself—is the most prudent way to go for today’s high-net-worth investors. It ensures that “no single government can control your destiny,” and that you put your money, business, and yourself where they are treated best. You should internationalize each of these six aspects of your life, says Giambruno: our assets; your citizenship; your income/business; your legal residency; your lifestyle residency; and your digital presence. Regarding your assets, you can find better capitalized, more liquid banks abroad, and using international brokerage accounts can provide you access to new investment markets. To hear all of Nick Giambruno’s detailed tips on how to go global, as well as every single presentation of the Summit, order your 26+-hour Summit Audio Collection now. It’s available in CD and/or MP3 format. Learn more here.last_img read more

The disabled head of a disability charity has been

first_imgThe disabled head of a disability charity has been criticised by the charities watchdog after a full-page photograph of her was used – with her permission – in the Conservative party’s election manifesto.Ruth Owen, chief executive of Whizz-Kidz, is pictured in her wheelchair on page 44 of the manifesto, contravening strict rules on charities supporting particular political parties.The charity – which supports young disabled people to access the right mobility equipment – has defended her actions, arguing that she was not named in the manifesto and was appearing only as an “anonymous” disabled person and not as a representative of Whizz-Kidz.Owen was recognised with an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2012, but she insists that her appearance in the Tory manifesto (pictured) does not signify support for the party.The Charity Commission has now spoken to Whizz-Kidz about the photograph, after the picture was drawn to its attention by Disability News Service.A Charity Commission spokeswoman said: “The charity has explained that Ruth Owen agreed for her photograph to appear in the manifesto as a private individual, on the basis that her name would not be included, and the charity would not be named.“We have advised the charity that, given the profile of Ruth Owen and of the charity, the inclusion of her photograph could potentially give rise to the impression that the charity has associated itself with or endorses a political party.“That would run counter to our guidance on campaigning and political activity, which makes clear that a charity must not give its support to any one political party and trustees must ensure perceptions of their independence are not adversely affected.“All charities must ensure that their independence is maintained, and perceptions of independence are not adversely affected. “As charity regulator we expect charity trustees to take account of this fundamental requirement as a core part of their decision-making processes.“We have sent the charity a reminder of our guidance and explained that this needs to be brought to the attention of the trustees.”The case has parallels with an investigation carried out by the commission after the last election in 2010.That complaint involved Debbie Scott, the chief executive of the employment charity Tomorrow’s People, whose full-page photograph – and comments – appeared in the Conservative manifesto.A report published by the commission following its investigation warned other charities: “Contributing to an election manifesto or any party political publication would have the inevitable result of providing or encouraging support for a particular political party, or at the very least, the perception of doing so.“As a charity cannot support or encourage support for any political party, the Commission is unable to see how a charity could demonstrate that it had sufficiently considered and managed all the risks arising from a decision to contribute to an election manifesto or party political publication.”A Whizz-Kidz spokesman said that Owen appeared only as “an anonymous member of the public; a female wheelchair-user”.He said: “When asked if she could have her photograph taken, it was under the assurance that neither her name, title, nor the organisation she works for would be cited. She was also informed she could keep the images for her own use.”He said that Owen was “not endorsing the Conservative Party by appearing in the image, nor – as demonstrated by an absence of comment, quote or recognition of the charity – is Whizz-Kidz”.He said Whizz-Kidz worked “across the political spectrum”, and in the last 12 months had presented a fundraising award to Ed Balls, Labour’s shadow chancellor, and was involved in a fundraiser at Everton Football Club for shadow health secretary Andy Burnham’s own fund-raising marathon.He added: “In the past, we have sponsored the all-party parliamentary group for wheelchair reform, chaired by a Liberal Democrat MP; and we regularly hold fringe events at both the Labour and Conservative party conferences, as well as other parliamentary events with a range of MPs – giving disabled youngsters and their parents the chance to speak for themselves.”Owen has so far failed to say whether she was aware of the Charity Commission rules governing such situations when she agreed to the picture, and whether she will apologise for her decision to appear in the manifesto.last_img read more

Its Bring Your Dog to Work Day What You Need to Know

first_img Danielle Bernal, D.V.M. bring your dog June 22, 2018 Next Article Add to Queue Today, June 22, is Bring Your Dog to Work Day! So, tell Fido what a good boy he is as he chills under your desk. And celebrate the day, because bringing your furry friend to work is certainly a nice perk.Related: Bring Your Dog to Work Day Is Every Day for These 8 CompaniesHow important are pets in the workplace to pet parents overall? New research from Wellness Natural Pet Food answers that question, proving the power of a pet-friendly workplace when it comes to attracting and retaining employees.Specifically, of 1,100 pet owners, ages 18 to 65, whom a research company surveyed nationally, 51 percent said they would consider a career change for a pet-friendly workplace. And 37 percent of the pet parents polled said they would sacrifice benefits like vacation time or work from home days in order to enjoy a pet-friendly workplace.Of course, not everyone has to make sacrifices to bring their pooches to work. Some workplaces, like Harpoon Brewery and Zoosk, allow pets in the office year-round, saying that that move gives their employees more flexibility, improves their mood (and productivity!) in the office, and allows employees to bring their full attention to work.And the frosting on the cake, or the extra meat on the dog bone, is that those employees can also give their pets a level of companionship that the animals might otherwise not have during the workday. What’s more, allowing pets in the office has human health benefits, too! Studies have found that pets can help lower our blood pressure, lessen anxiety and increase physical activity.So, if you’re thinking about making the leap to introduce pets into your workplace, here are some considerations for building out a pet-friendly office policy to ensure successful workdays for pet and pet parent alike: Get the all-clear.First and foremost, ensure that your landlord or building management allows pets in the office. You should also check with your team to make sure everyone is on board, to avoid any surprises or upsets. Some people may have allergies, phobias or other concerns about dogs in the office, and you’ll want to give them an opportunity to weigh in.Survey your office layout.Whether your workplace consists of cubicles, private offices or an open layout, a plan for where pets will spend their time is essential. Ask yourself: Is there enough space near employees’ desks to accommodate a bed or crate? Do we have enough space to designate a special “pet area” sectioned off by doors, gates or other boundaries? And: Are there readily accessible outdoor areas for bathroom breaks? Should we require owners to “pick up” after their animals?The goal is to make pets and their owners as well as non-owners as comfortable as possible, and defining special boundaries can help accomplish this. You may also want to consider designating a pet-free section of the office for employees with allergies or a dislike or fear of dogs. Glassdoor, for instance, has found this kind of policy very helpful in its office.Begin drafting your pet policy.Now, you’re ready to begin drafting your pet-friendly office policy. Putting pen to paper helps formalize the policy and sets clear expectations for existing employees. Again, make sure to get input from both employees who will be bringing their dogs in and those who won’t, to ensure the policy is fair and balanced.Your policy should outline what types of pets are allowed in the office. It should detail how pets will be “interviewed” for acceptance (healthy and up to date on vaccinations, trained to some extent — certainly housebroken — and able to get along with other pets and people). Further, the policy should include how behavioral issues, damage to company equipment or non-compliance with the policy will be handled.Will pets be allowed in conference rooms and meetings? Are (annoying) squeaky toys a no-go? What supplies will your company provide and what should employees bring on their own? All things that should be included in your policy! You may also consider incorporating additional pet-centric benefits like “paw-ternity” leave — Massachusetts-based Zogics, for example, gives new pet parents an extra week of paid time off to spend with their new family member!Related: Who Let the Dogs Out? Hooray! Friday Is ‘National Bring Your Dog to Work Day.’Prep your office.Just as we pet-proof our homes, your office will require similar planning to ensure safety for pets and pet parents alike. Loose wires should be secured, equipment and cleaning supplies should be placed out of any paw’s reach; and you may want to invest in garbage bins with lids to avoid trash spills. If you’ll be designating certain spaces as off-limits, make sure that they are properly secured or blocked off.Pets in the office will also require some new office supplies, as well. If a pet has an accident (because even the best house-trained pups can get over-excited in a new space) carpet cleaner is essential, and baby gates or pens may also be necessary depending upon your office layout and policy.If you plan to designate an area specifically for pets, the way BissellHomecare does with its “pet spot,” it may be helpful to outfit that space with items such as water bowls, beds, treats, toys, poop bags and spare leashes. Try stocking the office with grain-free, natural treats that most dogs do well on; that way, employees can treat their dog-office mates without the guilt less healthy or fattening snacks might prompt. Also, don’t forget some lint rollers for the fur that will soon be flying around!Plan for your furry new ’employee’s’ first day.All employees have a transition period when starting a new job, and a pet is no exception! Before implementing your pet policy, give your employees plenty of time to review the rules so everyone is on the same page. Keep in mind that transitions take time. Designating a portion of the morning, perhaps on a Friday, to welcoming pets to your workplace can help with this transition and give everyone the time needed to successfully integrate without interruption.Pets should be introduced to their new space and one other slowly, and if possible, in an outdoor area because some animals may become stressed or agitated meeting in an enclosed space. If you don’t have green space around your office, a patio space similar to that of pet-friendly O.H.S.O. Brewery is a great substitute! Owners should keep an eye out for signs of stress in their pet and plan to spend the rest of the day working from home if their dog does not take to the office.Related: It’s ‘Take Your Dog to Work Day’: Have You Thanked Fido Today?Whether you’re looking to build a business from the ground up, or seeking to grow your startup, having a pet along for the journey can not only help attract new employees, but also positively impact the work environment for those already on the team.Plenty of companies across the country have happily integrated pets into the workplace, proving that a pet-friendly workplace is one benefit worth serious consideration. You may be surprised at how dogs’ presence can translate into success for your business and a harmonious office environment for your employees. 7 min read Ever hear of ‘paw-ternity’ leave, when employees get new pets? Something new to consider for your pet-friendly office. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Staff Veterinarian, Wellness Natural Pet Food It’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day! What You Need to Know to Make Your Office Pet-Friendly. Image credit: Frank van Delft | Getty Images Register Now » Guest Writer –shares Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

Note 7 Fiasco Could Burn a 17 Billion Hole in Samsung

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What better way for dad to connect with his loved ones than learning about his family’s stor Lifeminute tv Samsung Electronics’ worst-ever recall could cost the company as much as $17 billion after it halted sales of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 for a second time, spelling an almost certain end for the ill-fated premium model.Samsung announced the recall of 2.5 million Note 7s in early September following numerous reports of the phones catching fire and on Tuesday the crisis deepened: The company told mobile carriers to stop sales or exchange of the $882 device and asked users to shut off their phones while it investigated new reports of fires in replacement Note 7s.As the world’s top-selling smartphone company awaits results of probe by U.S. safety regulators, some investors and analysts predict Samsung may scrap the Note 7 and move on to successor models to limit the financial and reputational damage.”In the worst case scenario, the U.S. could conclude the product is fundamentally flawed and ban sales of the device,” said Song Myung-sub, an analyst at HI Investment Securities.If Samsung stops selling the Note 7s, that will translate into lost sales of up to 19 million phones, or nearly $17 billion, that the firm was expected to generate during the Note 7’s product cycle, according to analysts including those at Credit Suisse.That’s a big increase from $5 billion in missed sales and recall costs analysts initially expected Samsung to incur under the assumption that the firm would resume global Note 7 sales in the fourth quarter.Chances of that now look slim. South Korea’s Hankyoreh newspaper, citing unnamed sources, said on Tuesday Samsung will likely stop Note 7 sales permanently. Samsung did not comment on the report.”This has probably killed the Note 7 brand name,” said Edward Snyder, the managing director of Charter Equity Research.”By the time they fix the problem they have to go through recertification and requalification and by the time that happens, they’re going up against the [Galaxy] S8 launch.”Wider problemSamsung has already temporarily halted Note 7 production, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. That could lead to a write-down in inventory in the event Samsung has to end sales entirely.Broker Nomura estimates Samsung may have to incur up to 1.6 trillion won of disposal costs in the fourth quarter, assuming around 4 million Note 7s have been made.For Samsung, with a market value of $235 billion and $69 billion in cash and equivalents at the end of June, the loss of sales of one model could be absorbed.The bigger problem will be long-term impact on its reputation and brand, analysts and experts say.”We think the Note 7 incident may hurt demand for Samsung’s other smartphone models as well,” Nomura analysts said in a note, adding it may have to slash Samsung’s fourth-quarter mobile division profit estimates by as much as 85 percent.Verizon Communications Inc., the largest U.S. wireless carrier, is already considering shifting marketing away from the troubled Note 7s, a company spokesman said on Monday.That will likely boost rival products such as the new Google Pixel and Apple Inc.’s new iPhone taking market share from Samsung, as most vendors launch new products ahead of the critical year-end holiday sales season.”The [Note 7] unit is forever going to be tarnished and the danger is that the brand becomes irretrievably damaged as well,” said Stephen Robb, a partner at UK law firm Weightmans.”They need to be writing to every customer with an apology and some form of ‘compensation’… It will clearly be costly for the company but the alternative is to end up going the way of Nokia and Blackberry.”Samsung also faces lawsuits, with at least two consumers taking the company to the court in the United States to claim compensation on damages stemming from the faulty smartphone.The firm received 92 reports of batteries overheating in the United States, including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, according to the U.S. regulator’s announcement of the Sept. 15 recall.The Note 7 woes may also roil Samsung’s component business, an important and growing source of revenue, as it provides key smartphone parts such as phone screens and memory chips.Falling Note 7-related orders could not only cut overall revenue for the component business unit, but also crimp prices of such parts, analysts said.($1 = 1,114.7500 won)(By Se Young Lee; Additional reporting by Nataly Pak; Writing by Miyoung Kim; Editing by Lincoln Feast) October 11, 2016 A Safe Way to Get Rid Of Bugs in Your Home A Safe Way to Get Rid Of Bugs in Your Home New York takes aim at skyscrapers’ sky-high energy usage 2 Delicious Summer Entertaining Ideas Figure Out Your Family Tree Just in Time For Father’s Day A Petition Is Coming ? for a ‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season Do-Over How Human Behavior is Hurting Animals and What We Can Do to Protect Them IHOP Sees Explosive Growth in To-Go Sales Autoplay: On | Off Saint Laurent dazzles with men’s collection on Malibu beach US Navy: Russian destroyer almost collided with cruiser in the Philippine Sea BACK Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. 4 min read Figure Out Your Family Tree Just in Time For Father’s Day The firm received 92 reports of batteries overheating in the United States, including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage. 2020 Ballots May Have a New Box to Check ? 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Praveen Thakur Named as COO of Unscrambl Inc

first_imgPraveen Thakur Named as COO of Unscrambl Inc. PRNewswireApril 22, 2019, 7:36 pmApril 22, 2019 AI-driven solutionsAugmented IntelligenceGlobal Customer OperationsMarketing TechnologyNewsPraveen ThakurUnscramble Previous ArticleCellPoint Mobile Enables Viva Air to Become the First Airline in Latin America to Offer Apple Pay and Google PayNext ArticleHarvard Business Review Analytic Services, in association with CI&T, Release New Report Entitled Machine Learning: The Next Generation of Customer Experience Industry Veteran of Oracle and SAP to Lead Growing Augmented Intelligence CompanyUnscramble, the leading augmented intelligence company building AI-driven solutions for enterprises, announced that Praveen Thakur, an industry veteran and recognized leader in the technology industry, has joined its executive team as Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Praveen now heads up Global Customer Operations for the Atlanta-based company effective April 15, 2019. In this new role, Praveen is responsible for driving the company’s efforts to scale and bring its products to customers across the globe, delivering superior shareholder value in the process.In a distinguished career spanning more than three decades, Praveen has held key leadership roles across the Asia-Pacific region and India with leading technology service providers. At Oracle, Praveen spent fourteen years leading business for technology and cloud platforms in SouthEast Asia and the emerging markets in South Asia. In his most recent role, Praveen served as Senior Vice President for platform and data management solutions at SAP for Asia Pacific and Japan.Marketing Technology News: Sales Engagement Leader Outreach Reaches Unicorn Status, Raises $114 Million Series EThis new appointment at Unscrambl represents another step in the company’s growth following a year of successful initiatives and client wins. In a strategic partnership with Microsoft, Unscrambl recently secured an important engagement with Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), a bank in the Philippines. Together, the companies will deploy AI-powered solutions powered by Unscrambl’s technology that will transform and augment current design of analytics and launch real-time marketing campaigns. Earlier this year, the company was also awarded with enrollment in the SG:D Spark Programme enabling it to leverage demand in the Government sector in Singapore.Marketing Technology News: DemandBlue launches DemandBlue Labs, a Salesforce Innovation Org for its CustomersWith spending on cognitive and AI systems predicted to grow to $52.2 billion in 2021, Unscrambl is well-positioned for success in the years ahead. Vibhore Kumar, CEO of Unscrambl recognizes Praveen’s appointment as a key to that future growth. “We are delighted to welcome Praveen into Unscrambl’s core leadership team to guide us through this new phase of our growth story. We are at a critical moment and we will rely on his expertise and visionary leadership to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead.”Marketing Technology News: Vonage Recognized as a ‘451 Firestarter’last_img read more

Abnormal vision in childhood can affect development of brain areas responsible for

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Oct 15 2018A research team has discovered that abnormal vision in childhood can affect the development of higher-level brain areas responsible for things such as attention.The researchers from the University of Waterloo, University of British Columbia, and the University of Auckland uncovered differences in how the brain processes visual information in patients with various types of lazy eye. In doing so, they are the first to demonstrate that the brain can divert attention away from a lazy eye when both eyes are open.”Current treatments for lazy eye primarily target the early stages of visual processing within the brain,” said Ben Thompson, a professor in Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science.”The results from this study show us that new treatments should also target higher-level processes such as attention.”Related StoriesResearch team to create new technology for tackling concussionNeural pathways explain the relationship between imagination and willingness to helpDon’t Miss the Blood-Brain Barrier Drug Delivery (B3DD) Summit this AugustLazy eye, known as amblyopia, is a loss of vision that originates in the brain, typically when a child develops an eye turn (strabismic type) or a substantial difference in refractive error between the eyes (anisometropic type). The unequal input causes the brain to ignore information from the weaker eye during brain development. Conventionally, eyecare practitioners treated the different types of lazy eye similarly, primarily because the visual impairments experienced appeared to be the same.In this study lead researcher, Amy Chow, and her colleagues asked patients to pay attention to a specific set of dots among a group of distracting dots, all moving on a computer screen. However, the tracked dots were only visible in one eye (the weaker eye) while the distracting dots were visible only to the other eye (the stronger eye).For people with normal vision as well as those with anisometropic amblyopia, showing different images between the two eyes didn’t matter. Both groups were able to overcome the distracting interference and track the dots successfully. Patients with strabismic amblyopia, on the other hand, were unable to direct their attention to the target dots when they were visible to only the weaker eye.”One of the underlying reasons why some people with lazy eye have poor vision comes down to how the brain suppresses an eye,” said Chow, a PhD student at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at Waterloo. “The poorer-seeing eye is open, the retina is healthy and sending information through to the brain, yet that information does not reach conscious awareness as the brain chooses not to use it.”About thirty-five thousand Canadians – one per cent of the population – have strabismic amblyopia. The condition can be corrected in childhood, but treatment efficacy can be highly variable. These findings are a stepping stone in developing better treatments of lazy eye. Source:http://www.uwaterloo.ca/last_img read more

New method could help treat reduced exercise capacity caused by heart failure

first_img Source:https://www.global.hokudai.ac.jp/blog/new-hope-for-treating-reduced-exercise-capacity-caused-by-heart-failure/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Mar 4 2019A group of Hokkaido University scientists and collaborators have developed a method that could be used to treat heart failure patients whose exercise capacity has been impaired.The finding is expected to help develop drugs that enable such patients to regain exercise capacity and improve their prognosis. The procedure was carried out on mice and involves administering a protein essential to growth and maintenance of the nervous system. Previously, exercise training was considered the only way to treat such a reduced exercise capacity.For patients suffering from heart failure, reduced exercise capacity is closely connected to poor prognosis, and is known to be induced by skeletal muscle abnormalities, including mitochondrial dysfunction. Although exercise training is the sole treatment method, patients with severe symptoms and limited physical capacity often are unable to do sufficient training. Consequently, developing drugs that can substitute exercise is considered essential.Related StoriesStroke should be treated 15 minutes earlier to save lives, study suggestsImplanted device uses microcurrent to exercise heart muscle in cardiomyopathy patientsLiver fat biomarker levels linked with metabolic health benefits of exercise, study findsBrain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein found in large quantities in the brain, is known to contribute to the growth and maintenance of the nervous system. BDNF also has been found to increase in blood and skeletal muscles after exercise. The research group, including Shintaro Kinugawa, a lecturer at Hokkaido University’s Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, previously found heart failure patients have reduced amounts of BDNF in their blood, which correlates with their exercise capacity and prognosis.The team hypothesized that the administration of BDNF would improve patients’ exercise capacity and skeletal muscle mitochondrial dysfunction. This hypothesis was tested by inducing heart failure in model mice by binding the left coronary artery with a thread. These mice were compared with control mice that went through a sham operation. Two weeks later, the model and control mice were tested for heart and exercise functions as well as mitochondrial functions. The researchers also used a separate group of model mice that were administered solution with or without recombinant human BDNF (rhBDNF) two weeks after their induced heart failure.Two weeks after the induced heart failure, the model mice’s exercise capacity dropped to 40 percent of the control mice, exhibiting a lowered function of skeletal muscle mitochondria. Model mice administered with rhBDNF significantly recovered their exercise capacity, roughly up to 70 percent of those in control mice, also significantly improving the function of skeletal muscle mitochondria.”At a time when an increasing number of people are suffering from heart failure, these findings could eventually lead to this method being adopted for clinical use.” Dr. Kinugawa stated. “Furthermore, the results could be applied to treat diabetes and other chronic diseases, as their reduced exercise capacity is linked to skeletal muscle mitochondria abnormalities.”last_img read more

Eating leafy green vegetables may help maintain muscle strength and mobility

first_imgEating leafy green vegetables like spinach could help maintain muscle strength into old age.Researchers from Edith Cowan University tracked the diets of 1420 West Australian women aged over 70 and found that those who ate more nitrate-rich vegetables like spinach, rocket and lettuce had significantly better muscle strength and physical function.Measuring musclesMuscle strength was assessed by measuring participant’s grip strength. Physical function was quantified using the timed-up-and-go (TUG) test, which measures how long it takes to rise from a chair, walk three meters then return to the chair to sit down.Related StoriesNew drug provides hope for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy’Text neck’ may be causing bone spurs in young peopleStudy reveals link between inflammatory diet and colorectal cancer riskLead researcher Dr Marc Sim from ECU’s School of Medical and Health Sciences said a decline in muscle strength and physical function are associated with greater risk of disability and even premature death.He says previous research in older populations has shown that a 1 kg decline over 12 months in grip strength is associated with a 33 per cent increased mortality risk. Every one second slower TUG time increases mortality risk by eight per cent over three years.“Poor strength and function are also associated with other adverse outcomes such as falls and fractures, which substantially compromise an individual’s independence,” he said.“In our study we found that eating one cup of spinach, rocket or lettuce a day may increase grip strength by up to 2 kg and improve TUG time by up to 1.6 seconds.”Nitrate and blood flowDr Sim said while it was unclear exactly how nitrate positively influences muscle function, one possible mechanism could be improved vascular function and blood flow.“We know from previous research that nitric oxide is a vasodilator, which means that it widens your blood vessels, potentially allowing greater blood flow to your muscles. In fact, nitrate supplements are used by athletes to improve endurance and performance.“It could be that higher daily nitrate intake consistently increases muscle blood flow, thereby facilitating musculoskeletal health,” he said.The study follows on from previous ECU research that found a link between eating nitrate-rich vegetables and a lower risk of death from stroke and heart disease.Where to next?Dr Sim said the next step would be to conduct an intervention study to test precisely how nitrate-rich vegetable consumption influences muscle function.Confirmation of the health benefits of dietary nitrate would be used to inform future dietary recommendations. Mar 25 2019Popeye was on to something. Eating just one cup of leafy green vegetables like spinach each day may help maintain muscle strength and mobility into old age. Source:https://www.ecu.edu.au/features/postgraduate/leafy-greens-key-to-maintaining-muscleslast_img read more

Tiny Fighting Worms Make One of the Loudest Sounds in the Ocean

first_img The 10 Strangest Animal Discoveries Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Better Bug Sprays?01:33 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65945-tiny-worms-emit-loud-noise.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35Your Recommended Playlist01:33Better Bug Sprays?04:24Sperm Whale Befriends Underwater Robot00:29Robot Jumps Like a Grasshopper, Rolls Like a Ball01:08Why Do French Fries Taste So Bad When They’re Cold?02:31Surgical Robotics00:29Video – Giggly Robot关闭 Tiny, feisty worms that live off the coast of Japan fight by headbutting each other — and they aren’t quiet about it. During these feuds, the worms emit one of the loudest sounds in the ocean, according to a new study. The source of the underwater hullabaloo is a nearly transparent segmented worm called the Leocratides kimuraorum, which lives inside sponges 279 to 554 feet (85 to 169 meters) deep off the coast of Japan. [The 12 Weirdest Animal Discoveries] These wigglies are just a tad more than an inch (29 millimeters) long and have lengthy tentacles and a big mouth (literally). These seemingly quiet creatures revealed their true nature under the spotlight in the lab. A group of researchers used an instrument called a hydrophone to record 15 pops that were emitted from three kimuraorums as they were fighting. In a marine feud researchers dub “mouth-fighting,” the worms approached each other headfirst with their mouths open. During such encounters, the worms’ pharynx muscles expand rapidly, creating a cavitation bubble that collapses and produces a loud “pop” while the worms launch into each other. The researchers found that these pops can reach 157 decibels in the water (which is a different measurement than decibels in the air). From right next to the water tank, the pops sounded like humans snapping their fingers, lead author Goto Ryutaro, an assitant professor at Kyoto University told Live Science. “Though they probably sound louder if you hear them in the water.” The worms are as loud as snapping shrimps, which are one of the biggest noisemakers in the ocean, the authors wrote. What’s more, they found that these worms did not make any noise when simply disturbed, they only did so when they were fighting. They “may use mouth-fighting to defend territory or living chambers from other worms,” the authors wrote July 8 in the journal Current Biology. “A loud pop may be a byproduct of the rapid mouth attack, but it may also aid intraspecific communication.” A loud noise could somehow determine the victor of the fight or even reveal the whereabouts of nearby worms, they wrote. Strange Love: 10 Animals with Truly Weird Courtship Rituals Originally published on Live Science. 13 Extremely Weird Animal Feetlast_img read more

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