When Amazon wanted to launch a cloud-based personal storage and music streaming service, it didn’t bother to wait for the thumbs-up from major record labels. Amazon said it didn’t need their permission to launch Cloud Drive and Cloud Player. Google echoed that sentiment, launching Google Music after a protracted battle to secure rights from the labels. Ultimately, Google reached the same conclusion: we don’t need no stinking badges licenses.There are loads of other cloud lockers out there, too, and recording industry lawyers aren’t too fond of any of them. But following a ruling just handed down in a U.S. district court, they might just have to suck it up.Judge William Pauley ruled against EMI and in favor of MP3Tunes, a recently-launched service that allows users to upload music to the company’s cloud and then stream it to just about any connected device. Judge Pauley stated that MP3Tunes did not facilitate copyright infringement by allowing users to upload songs. Furthermore, he denied EMI’s claim that Sideload.com (a music search engine run by MP3Tunes that lets its users add music on third-party sites to their lockers) was operating outside the parameters of the DMCA. MP3Tunes repeatedly complied with DMCA-related takedown requests and disabled accounts of repeat infringers, and founder Michael Robertson told TorrentFreak that the service has “always operated[…]in a responsible manner.”MP3Tunes didn’t get off scot-free, however. In his ruling, Judge Pauley did note that MP3Tunes should have removed infringing tunes from lockers in addition to removing their links from Sideload.com. He also found several MP3Tunes employees guilty of infringement, though that’s certainly not an indictment of the company itself. It’s a small victory for the label, however, who saw its original claim of 33,000 infringed works trimmed down to a comparatively lilliputian 350.This story is almost certainly far from over, as both EMI and MP3Tunes can (and likely will) appeal the ruling.Read more at TorrentFreak
With the launch of Windows 8 later this month Microsoft is insisting on the use of UEFI Secure Boot on new machines. Secure Boot is a good thing in the sense it stops unsigned code from running during the boot process, e.g. malware, but it’s also bad because it won’t allow any operating system to run that doesn’t have an approved bootloader. That potentially blocks users from installing their preferred flavor of Linux or any other OS for that matter.While Ubuntu, Redhat, and Suse are solving the problem individually, The Linux Foundation has come up with a solution that should work for any and all operating systems.What the foundation plans to do is to obtain a Microsoft Key that can then be used to create a pre-bootloader. Once the pre-bootloader has been run you will be able to boot any OS you wish without having to worry about Secure Boot any more. That OS can take the form of a LiveCD, a DVD installer, or an OS already installed on the system.As the pre-bootloader could be seen as circumventing Secure Boot and therefore allowing malware to run using it, the foundation will include a “present user test.” That means someone has to be present at boot time to confirm they want a particular OS to run.The Linux Foundation is in the process of acquiring the key to allow them to do this, and admit it could take some time. However, once completed it will be made available for free via the foundation’s website.More at The Linux Foundation, via ars technica
EVEN DONALD TRUMP’S most ardent supporters would be at pains to describe his career swap as a seamless one.After all, while this month’s victory saw him become the sixth US President to attain the role as their first public office, that number tells only half the story. Of those who preceded him on that score, three had esteemed military résumés, and the other two were long-time cabinet secretaries.Trump’s fortune can’t buy that kind of experienceAnd yet, rather than a hill to die on, it was upon that very inexperience that the 70-year-old built his church. Unsullied by the careerism of party politics, his followers have lauded his aptitude to speak freely without fear of reproach.Unfiltered frankness is undoubtedly an admirable character trait, but the fact that it could just as easily be boasted by a puckish toddler is hardly a ringing endorsement of one’s presidential credentials.Then again, it would be remiss to suggest that Trump’s was the first campaign to target heart over head.Cults of personality One need look no further than the tidal wave which swept Barack Obama into office for confirmation of that. But whereas Obama’s candidacy may have appeared at least superficially populist, it was built on unwavering ideals.Like Kennedy and Reagan before him, he used charisma to cause change. Publicity was a means to an end.For Donald Trump, publicity is the endHis success has centered on one emptily bombastic soundbite after another, his bumper-sticker policies catering tragically well to the Snapchat attention span of modern media.Trump’s very lack of conservatism belied his status as this year’s Republican candidate, with even his own party balking at his liberal positions on matters such as gun control. And yet, if concerns about the President-elect can best be boiled down to fear of the unknown, those swirling around his closest ally amount to quite the opposite. 114 Views Nov 30th 2016, 7:00 AM Wednesday 30 Nov 2016, 7:00 AM Image: Shutterstock/Rena Schild By Ronan Mullen http://jrnl.ie/3109478 Image: Shutterstock/Rena Schild Short URL Share78 Tweet Email 84 Comments Mike Pence is the GOP’s answer to Ronseal, after all, his steadfastness a tangible yin to Trump’s yang. If nothing else, that courage of conviction promises to keep Trump’s increasingly erratic train on the track, but at what cost?Pence is none the richer Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Source: Darron CummingsOn the face of it, Pence’s primitive views concerning climate change and same-sex marriage appear to tally more readily with the Westboro Baptist Church than much of the US electorate. Given the current climate on this side of the Atlantic, however, it’s his regressive stance on abortion which will likely have caught the Irish eye.Pence has been among the brashest opponents to America’s regulation of the issue, after all, dubbing the Roe vs Wade ruling “the Supreme Court’s worst since Dred Scott.” During his time as Governor of Indiana, he endeavoured to redress that perceived imbalance, invoking some of America’s most restrictive counter-legislation.Just 7% of Indiana counties have been left with direct access to an abortion clinic following his tenure in the Midwest, compared to a rate of 95% in states such as California.‘I’m pro-life’Logistics surrounding the medical procedure itself were also stymied under his watch. Pence became the first governor to place a blanket-ban on abortions which cited a foetus’ race, sex or disability.“I’m pro-life and don’t apologise for it,” affirmed the would-be VP on the campaign trail. “I signed that legislation with a prayer that God would continue to bless these precious children, mothers and families. In time, we’ll see Roe v Wade consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs.”That Pence’s pro-life politicking is rooted in his Christianity is hardly a foreign concept to those with an Irish sensibility. A simple Google search of my own namesake should serve as proof enough of that that.Yesterday’s men decide women’s futuresDisconcerting though it may be, the narrative of 2016 remains heavily shaped by tenets from a bygone age and the rights of tomorrow’s women continue to be abridged by the whims of yesterday’s men.Even in a society where a White House without a Y chromosome remains elusive, calls for women to be the protagonists in the discourse surrounding their own human rights hardly seem unreasonable.America’s decision to plump for a Pence-Trump ticket has gone some way to ensuring those calls fall on deaf ears for some time yet. It is incumbent on the rest of the world to shout a little louder.Ronan Mullen has a Masters in Journalism. He is currently working as a freelance writer.Trump demands apology after Mike Pence booed at performance of hit musical>The Citizens’ Assembly will start discussing abortion today. Here’s what’s on the agenda> Abortion: ‘Rights of tomorrow’s women continue to be abridged by yesterday’s men’ America’s new VP, Mike Pence, embodies a worrying strand of male influence within the reproductive rights debate, writes Ronan Mullen. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
A letter sent by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop obtained last month under a Freedom of Information request – along with a file of heavily redacted documents – is proof that the Australian government “continues to be gagged” by Turkey on the issue of the Armenian Genocide, according to the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANCA).“The third-ranking member of the federal government calling for recognition of the genocides thoroughly shook Ankara.In the letter in question, written on May 15 last year, Julie Bishop wrote to her Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu, to soothe Ankara’s unease over statements made just days earlier by Treasurer Joe Hockey.Mr Hockey (who is of Armenian heritage) was unable to attend the annual Armenian Genocide commemoration in Sydney on April 24, but made his position clear in a message to the event’s organisers, saying the word ‘genocide’ was the only possible way to define the actions of Turkey 100 years ago. “Back in 1915, the word genocide did not exist, as the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was only adopted in 1948 in the aftermath of the Holocaust,” wrote Mr Hockey, before adding, “…there is simply no other word for what happened to the Armenian people of Ottoman Turkey.”The statement – distributed to the world’s media – caused consternation in Ankara, and motivated the then Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to seek assurances from his Australian counterpart that Mr Hockey’s views were his own, rather than a new position adopted by the Australian government.Ankara has previously condemned parliamentary motions passed by South Australia and New South Wales recognising the genocides carried out between 1915 and 1922, which included the decimation of Pontian Greek and Assyrian communities. In August 2013 Turkey threatened to ban NSW MPs from attending this year’s Anzac centenary commemorations at Gallipoli, after the state parliament passed a motion recognising the genocide.Forced to qualify her cabinet colleague’s statement, Julie Bishop’s May 15 response sought to calm Turkish concerns, saying: “Recognising the important interests at stake for both countries, I assure you that there has been no decision to change the long-standing position of successive Australian governments on this issue.”Ms Bishop said that while the government was “sympathetic to the Armenian people and other communities that suffered such terrible losses during the tragic events at the end of the Ottoman Empire, the Australian government does not, however, recognise these events as ‘genocide’.”The minister added: “We do not seek to intervene in this sensitive historical debate. We believe the issue is best resolved through dialogue between the communities and governments concerned.”While the FOI request asked for background documents to the letter, large sections of the files released by DFAT – containing briefings and other correspondence – were redacted, citing disclosure of information would cause damage to “the international relations of the Commonwealth”.Meanwhile the ANCA has suggested that Minister Bishop’s phrase “recognising the important interests at stake for both countries” is shorthand; an implicit agreement by the government not to ‘rock the boat’ with Turkey in Anzac centenary year.“It is obvious that Australia has succumbed to Turkey’s ongoing threats to ban MPs from attending the Centenary commemorations at Anzac Cove, and even close Anzac Cove in its entirety in the lead up to the centenary, should Australia recognise the events of 1915 as genocide,” ANCA executive director Vache Kahramanian told Neos Kosmos.“Sadly, the Australian government continues to be gagged by a so-called ‘ally’ when it comes to discussing the Armenian Genocide.”Mr Kahramanian said he was bewildered by the redactions in the documentation which outlined the government’s consideration of the matter. “It’s clear that Australian government officials continue to succumb to ongoing threats by Turkey and as a result, allow a foreign government to dictate Australia’s position on this issue,” said the ANC director.“In this centenary year, where Australia will commemorate the horrors of WWI, it should also have the moral courage to unequivocally recognise and condemn the Armenian Genocide and pay homage to the thousands of Australians who were at the forefront of providing international aid during and after the genocides of 1915-1923.”Panayiotis Diamadis, director of the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, told Neos Kosmos that the letter from Julie Bishop confirmed an “obsequious approach” by DFAT to the issue of Armenian Genocide official recognition.“The third-ranking member of the federal government calling for recognition of the genocides thoroughly shook Ankara. They were, and remain, terrified of further recognitions by parliaments in Australia.“Australian parliamentary recognition of the genocides of the indigenous peoples of Anatolia and eastern Thrace is inevitable, because it constitutes recognition of the genocides in Australian history.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Hippocampe, grand-duc d’Amérique, manchot empereur… les meilleurs pères du règne animal en imagesMonde – Bien que la charge des petits revienne souvent à la mère, il existe plusieurs espèces animales chez qui c’est le mâle qui se donne autant, voire plus de peine que la femelle pour s’occuper des jeunes. Exemples. Le cas le plus impressionnant est sans aucun doute celui de l’hippocampe. Ce n’est pas la femelle mais le mâle qui, après avoir porté 100 à 200 œufs dans une poche ventrale durant 2 à 3 semaines, donne naissance aux petits. Cet heureux événement est presque immédiatement suivi d’une nouvelle incubation. Le mâle peut mettre quatre jours pour expulser tous les petits. D’autres espèces animales fonctionnent selon le même schéma d’incubation par le mâle, comme les nymphons graciles ou les léthocères.Le mâle grand-duc d’Amérique passe lui ses hivers à chercher de la nourriture pour sa femelle et ses jeunes, leur apportant rats, souris ou écureuils directement au nid. Quant aux mâles renards roux, en plus de rapporter de la nourriture à leur femelle et à leur progéniture, ils éduquent cette dernière à la chasse, en cachant par exemple de la nourriture pour leur apprendre à repérer leurs proies.Pour découvrir d’autres mâles animaux au comportement exemplaire en images : https://www.maxisciences.com/animal/nandou-d-039-amerique-renard-roux-flamant-rose-des-peres-au-comportement-exemplaire_art7900.htmlLe 21 juin 2010 à 13:19 • Emmanuel Perrin
Grippe H1N1 : les vaccins restants seront tous détruits avant fin novembreEnviron un an après la pandémie de grippe H1N1, et “conformément au schéma prévu”, les doses de vaccins inutilisées seront détruites d’ici fin novembre, a indiqué lundi l’organisme en charge de la gestion des stocks restants.La pandémie de grippe H1N1 ne sera bientôt plus qu’un lointain souvenir. Lundi, Thierry Coudert, le président de l’organisme en charge de la gestion des stocks a indiqué que les vaccins commandés en 2009 et 2010 afin de lutter contre la diffusion de la maladie et restés non utilisés, seront tous détruits d’ici fin novembre, et cela “conformément au schéma prévu”, cite l’AFP.À lire aussiÉpidémie de rougeole : New York déclare l’état d’urgence sanitaire et rend la vaccination obligatoireAu total, 94 millions de doses avaient été commandées par le gouvernement et 44 millions avaient été effectivement livrées, la ministre de la Santé de l’époque, Roselyne Bachelot, ayant annulé le reste des commandes. A l’époque, près de six millions de personnes ont ainsi été vaccinées, avec une ou deux doses. Pour le reste, 12,6 millions de doses ont été données à l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé et 314.000 ont été revendues au Qatar et à Monaco. Une incinération de 60.000 euros Ce sont donc les 18,9 millions de doses restantes qui sont à détruire alors que celles-ci approchent de leur date d’arrivée à péremption, a précisé à l’AFP Thierry Coudert, président de l’Établissement de préparation et de réponse aux urgences sanitaires (Eprus). Cette destruction s’effectuera par incinération, et sera achevée au 30 novembre, pour un coût “estimé à 60.000 euros environ”, a-t-il précisé. Cette somme s’ajoute ainsi au coût des vaccins déjà chiffré à 382,7 millions d’euros par la Cour des comptes qui a également pris en compte le versement d’indemnités aux laboratoires pour les commandes annulées. Par ailleurs, celle-ci avait présenté en octobre dernier un rapport où elle avait évalué à “au moins 61 euros hors taxes” le coût de chaque dose utilisée, et ce pour un prix moyen de la dose livrée de 7,2 euros.Le 13 septembre 2011 à 10:06 • Maxime Lambert
Sportsmen plan to turn out before the state Fish and Wildlife Commission on April 12 to voice their worry about hoof rot in Southwest Washington elk.“Somebody’s got to do something,” said Bruce Barnes of Vancouver, organizer of Mount St. Helens Rescue. “We’re going to make our voice heard.”Barnes and others plan to testify before the citizen commission when it meets beginning at 8 a.m. in the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. S.E., Olympia.Sporadic reports of elk with overgrown or missing hooves began in the mid-1990s. There was a dramatic increase in the condition in 2008.A preliminary study in 2009 provided insight, but did not narrow down the origin of the hoof deformities. Barnes said the outbreak now covers more than 10 counties and 21 game management units.Since February, state biologists have killed calf elk in the in the Cowlitz River basin, center of the hoof deformation problem, plus calves from west and east of the affected area.Sandra Jonker, regional wildlife program manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said hoof, blood, organ and tissue samples from the elk have been shipped to Washington State University, Colorado State University, University of Wyoming, University of Liverpool and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory for analyses.
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center will be hosting the 25th annual Winter King Fishing Tournament on March 24. Online registration for the tournament will begin February 19. For registration information and tournament stats visit www.HomerWinterKing.com. For 2017 there were 299 Boats, 1007 Anglers, and 216 fish caught & weighed. Beginning at 3 p.m., March 24, the public is invited to celebrate with anglers at Coal Point Seafoods (4306 Homer Spit Road) Winter King Tournament Headquarters. There will be food available for purchase, music, fish weigh-in and awards ceremony. The 2017 Champion Ronald A. Johnson of Homer, took home over $53,000 for his 25.65lb white king salmon. Payouts for the top ten anglers totaled over $120,000.00. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-winter-king-tourney.mp3VmJennifer-on-winter-king-tourney.mp300:00RPd
American Media Inc. has 100 million reasons to be optimistic about its future. The David Pecker-led company is not only doing well with its print titles, says Chief Content Officer Dylan Howard, but its digital business is growing too. Of course, the much bigger story at AMI is the recent acquisition of Us Weekly from Wenner Media. Although the year isn’t even half over, it’s arguably been the biggest story—from a business perspective—in magazine media in 2017. The disclosed price tag of $100 milclion was jaw-dropping to many, and it reinforced a belief still common in the business—that magazine brands still have value. A lot of value.All that aside, we wanted to learn what’s next for Us Weekly and AMI now that it has new owners, who undoubtedly have their own vision for the brand. We caught up recently with Howard to ask a few questions. Folio: What does a brand like Us Weekly add to your portfolio that you were missing?Dylan Howard: It’s interesting you use the term brand because this is not the acquisition of a magazine, but a 360-degree experience. Us is able to bring an affluent loyal audience closer to celebrities than any other brand in the marketplace. It offers access through the prism of celebrity and entertainment news. That’s why we as a company wanted this as a brand. We believe that Ushas not fully explored its potential. It also adds another household name to a portfolio of brands that reach more celebrity consumers across print, digital and video than any other U.S. publisher.From an advertiser perspective, we’ve acquired a brand that has an outstanding demographic. Us Weekly stands out, so it’s a very attractive proposition to advertisers when combined with the editorial currency that it has.Folio: What’s your vision for Us Weekly now that it belongs to AMI? Howard: Us has established a very strong digital foundation that exceeds 30% of its total revenu e. Video, in particular, is impressive. The growth of this brand will be achieved through digital and the performance of its video, the diversification of new verticals and investing in opportunities like TV.TV is completely untapped when it comes to Us Weekly. Such a specialized brand should be creating video content that’s available over the air and online. That particularly looms large as an avenue we’ll explore. It’s untapped revenue for the brand. And we intend to produce a range of series and one-off specials.Folio: Will it operate independently, or in collaboration with its new sister brands?Howard: Us will continue as it has—a standalone brand. One of the great myths of this acquisition is that resources will be streamlined and we will make a dramatic U-turn and take it down market. You don’t make a $100-million-dollar investment to make a U-turn. This is a brand that enjoys original authentic reporting with high-production values and we must continue that in order to maintain and grow the audience. Does that mean there are not inefficiencies? Of course not.Folio: Print is clearly an important asset for your company, but where does it really fit in your forward-looking strategy?Howard: At AMI we have been able to manage our costs so that it allows us to produce products that are compelling and profitable. We made an investment in the right people and business model to make that happen. So we see print as a tremendous part of our future. There is a trend of stabilization in our industry. We think there’s still more room to grow and that we can grow Us Weekly at the newsstand. We are very confident that we can reverse the industry decline and that print is an important piece of the future.Digital doesn’t offset the print decline, so you need to invest where you get the biggest dividends. So we are investing in print like we never have before, but are also investing in digital and TV for new revenue streams.Folio: Are you considering other acquisitions or perhaps a launch this year or down the road?Howard: Anyone who wants to remain competitive and viable never closes their eyes on any potential growth opportunity. But our hands are pretty full at the moment.
WILMINGTON, MA — August is designated “Ice Bucket Challenge Month” until a cure for A.L.S. is found. Last year’s enormous success was terrific, but further monies are needed for continuing the research into curing this hideous disease. Towards that end, the Wilmington Rotary Club will be holding the fifth Community Wide Ice Bucket Challenge on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9am. The Challenge will be held, rain or shine, at Rotary Park and everyone is welcome to come and join with Rotarians for this Challenge.A.L.S., commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the Brain and Spinal Cord, and is always fatal. Unfortunately too many of us have been visited by this disease, through family, neighbors or friends.Perhaps you did the Challenge last year or perhaps this would be your first time? Please plan on joining us either as a participant, or spectator. People of all ages will be able to join in the fun. We will have plenty of buckets, ice and water. If you have a favorite bucket, please bring it. As this is a fund raising event for A.L.S. research, we ask that you bring a donation of any amount with you on August 19th.If unfortunately you’re unable to join with us, donations in any amount can be sent to Wilmington Rotary Club, P. O. Box 503, Wilmington, Ma. 01887 or https://theangelfund.org/ and please respond ”Wilmington Rotary” in the message section. Be assured that 100 % of all funds raised will be donated toward Angel Fund for A.L.S. research.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Wilmington Rotary Club.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For August 17In “Community”VIDEO: Watch A PSA For This Year’s Wilmington Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For August 17In “Videos”Wilmington’s Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $5K For ALS Research, 100+ WHS Students ParticipateIn “Community”
1 Brave browser gets more private with Tor Now playing: Watch this: Tags Laptops Software Internet Internet Services 1:32 The Brave browser logo Stephen Shankland/CNET Startup Brave has begun showing ads in its web browser with privacy-focused new technology. Later this year, other software makers could start doing the same.The company plans to release a software developer kit as soon as the second half of 2019 that will let other programmers tap into its privacy-protecting ads, Chief Executive Brendan Eich told CNET in an exclusive interview.”First we have to prove the model in Brave,” Eich said. But after that, he said, “we do want better scale, for high-quality ads with a better audience.” Many details aren’t settled, but Brave will extract some of the resulting revenue, he said.The spread of Brave ads could be important, both for Brave’s financial success and also for online privacy more broadly. Ads appear all over the internet, but getting people to switch from Google’s dominant Chrome to other browsers can be tough. Broader use of Brave ads could mean more of us benefit from ad-supported services without paying with our own loss of privacy. Comment Share your voice Blockchain Advertising Brave browser Privacy Cryptocurrency Brave is trying to rebuild the internet’s advertising technology so we can use free, ad-supported websites without worrying that publishers and advertisers are harvesting our personal information. Its technology can personalize ads, an approach used for years to make ads more relevant to us and more lucrative to publishers. But unlike conventional ad technology, Brave’s approach does all the targeting within its own software to maintain your privacy.It won’t be easy for Brave to dent the massive digital ad marketplace. Advertisers are expected to spend $132.3 billion on US digital ads alone this year, according to tracking firm eMarketer. Brave has a respectable 5.5 million monthly users, but that’s a tiny fraction of the billion-plus who use Chrome.External forces could help accelerate changes. Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, a thorny law for companies like Google that want to keep tabs on our online behavior, isn’t a problem with Brave’s approach. And the GDPR is becoming an international standard, Brave told the US Federal Trade Commission in a filing this week.”In the coming years, the application of GDPR-like laws for commercial use of consumers’ personal data in the EU, Britain, Japan, India, Brazil, South Korea, Malaysia, Argentina and China bring more than half of global GDP under a common standard,” said Johnny Ryan, Brave’s chief policy officer, in the letter.Brave’s two-phase ad plan The plan for Brave’s ad technology — disabled unless you activate it — has two phases. The first shows ads in a notification you can click. Just seeing the notification generates some revenue, but clicking on it generates more. You keep 70 percent of that ad revenue and Brave keeps 30 percent. This is the form of advertising now build into the test version of Brave geared for developers but that will spread more broadly.The second phase will build Brave ads directly into publishers’ websites in partnership with those publishers. There, the publisher keeps 70 percent while you and Brave each get 15 percent. This phase should arrive later this year, Brave said.Enlarge ImageSome advertisers have begun experimenting with Brave ads, which appear as notifications on personal computers for people using the developer version of Brave’s web browser. Stephen Shankland/CNET Brave, proceeding gradually, still hasn’t begun paying anyone for the ads. That’ll happen in the coming weeks, the company said. When it does, you’ll be paid in with the cryptocurrency-like technology called the basic attention token, or BAT.Eventually you’ll be able convert those into ordinary money, the company said. But by default Brave shares them back with website publishers, YouTubers and Twitch video game streamers as a way to fund their operations — and by the way to offset revenue lost when Brave blocks their ordinary ads.The SDK will mean others can tap into the tech, too. If you were using an app with BAT-powered ads, you’d keep 70 percent. The app and Brave would split the remaining 30 percent, but details aren’t yet settled, Brave said.At least some of the SDK-derived revenue will fund Brave’s work to operate the BAT system, for example by countering fraud and other schemes, Eich said. “Security is never done. There has has to be a cost to that,” he said.New apps, same privacy Even though others will use the ads, Brave’s privacy principles will carry over, Eich said.A trade group, perhaps something akin to Digital Content Next, likely will govern the use of BAT-powered ads beyond Brave, he said.One example of what it would oversee is ensuring there isn’t abuse of the system. Sensors that the SDK needs to ensure it’s showing ads to real humans, not bots, shouldn’t be sending private data to servers, he said.One benefit of the SDK is that broader usage should help Brave’s BAT crypto-token foundation, something Brave detailed at the end of its basic attention token white paper. The basic idea is that BAT usage for ad-related transactions will increase compared to speculators trying to just buy and sell BAT as a currency for profit.”As we get more transactions on the platform, that will dominate the pricing and help stabilize the price,” Eich said.First published Jan. 25, 5 a.m. PT.Update, 9:34 a.m. PT: Clarifies that the SDK could be released in the second half of 2019 but possibly later.Blockchain Decoded: CNET looks at the tech powering bitcoin — and soon, too, a myriad of services that will change your life.Follow the Money: This is how digital cash is changing the way we save, shop and work.
The Obama administration announced today more than 7 million Americans signed up for health insurance on government run marketplaces by Monday’s enrollment deadline. In Alaska, the final numbers aren’t in yet. The two insurers on the state’s federally run marketplace are reporting they had 7,500 enrollees by mid March.Download AudioJeff Davis knew the health care roll out would be rough. But looking back on the six month enrollment period that began Oct. 1, the President of Premera Alaska says he failed to anticipate just how rough.“We didn’t expect it to be smooth, but we didn’t expect it to be quite this exciting shall we say,” Davis said.Part of that excitement was a last minute Obama Administration change that allowed some Premera Alaska members to keep plans that were supposed to be canceled. Davis supported the move, but he says it forced the company to scramble. And then there was the bungled Healthcare.gov roll out in October. Davis thinks that gave a lot of people a good reason to put off enrolling indefinitely.“Everyone was waiting for that October 1st date and when it came and went and no one was enrolled, we really lost a lot of momentum,” Davis said.By mid March, Premera had 4300 new Alaska enrollees, on and off the exchange. Before healthcare.gov launched, the company had conservatively estimated more than double that number – about 10,000 people would sign up. Davis says the numbers are disappointing.“That’s not what we were hoping for, we were hoping more Alaskans would find a way to get covered, I think we’ll see eventually we’ll end up where we expect it to be, but it’s just not going to happen in ’14,” he said.The other insurer on Alaska’s marketplace is Oregon based Moda Health. Jason Gootee is the company’s regional manager in the state. As of mid-March, Moda had 5200 new enrollees in Alaska. He says that number seems low given how many Alaskans are uninsured.“It’s actually a pretty small number compared to what might be out there, so I think that part of it is a little bit disappointing, but in terms of market share we’ve been able to bring on, I think we’ve been happy with what we’ve gotten,” Gootee said.Gootee says after the slow start to enrollment, December was a big month. The company, which also insures customers in Oregon and Washington, wasn’t prepared for the enormous spike in enrollments toward the end of the year.“Just to give you an example as a company, not just in Alaska, on December 30th we took just over 50,000 calls in one day,” Gootee said. “And for us, historically a busy call day would have been about 5,000 calls.”Gootee says Moda learned a lot of lessons it will apply during the next open enrollment period, which begins November 15th. Until that date, there are other issues to work out. Neither Moda or Premera has received any money from the federal government for the subsidies many customers qualified for. Premera’s Jeff Davis says the company is prepared to cover the subsidy amounts, but hopes the payments will be made soon.“As far as I know there’s still no mechanism for us to receive subsidies from the federal government… there’s just a lot of work still on the back end that wasn’t done as part of open enrollment that still needs to be completed,” Davis said.Both companies will have to file their health insurance rates for next year before they have much information on how new customers are using their insurance. Those rates are due at the end of May.This story is part of a reporting partnership between APRN, NPR and Kaiser Health News.
Guntur: Tobacco Board chairman Yadlapati Raghunadh Babu met Union Minister for Corporate Affairs Piyush Goyal in New Delhi on Thursday and thanked him for extending his cooperation to get Tobacco Board Chairman post. He said at present he was studying the problems of tobacco farmers and added that as soon as he will take charge as Tobacco Board Chairman, he will visit tobacco auction platforms and interact with tobacco farmers. He said he will try to get a better price to farmers. Piyush Goyal said he will hold detail discussions after Parliament session. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Raghunadh Babu also met Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and felicitated him. He is waiting for Gazette notification to be issued by the Central government regarding his appointment to take charge which will take some time. After that he will take charge as Tobacco Board chairman. Speaking to The Hans India, Yadlapati Raghunadh Babu said, “As soon as he will take charge Tobacco Board Chairman he will interact with the farmers and try to resolve their problems and will try to get a better price to the farmers.”
Law enforcement takes Titu Roy. Prothom Alo File PhotoTitu Roy, who allegedly posted a controversial Facebook status which is said to have triggered an attack on the houses of Hindu community in Thakurpara village at Gangachara upazila of Rangpur, has at long last got a lawyer to defend him in the court.Seven lawyers of local unit of Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad started working for Titu Roy on Monday.Titu, who was arrested on charges of hurting religious sentiments, was placed on remand for eight days, in two spells. No lawyers had shown willingness to advocate for him till today (Monday).Titu’s brother Bipul Roy told Prothom Alo, “We have become distressed since the incident. We couldn’t go to any lawyer. It has become tough for us to stay alive.”“It seems we have no one,” he added.However, district lawyers’ association general secretary and public prosecutor Abdul Malek said no lawyer stood for him because no one had been approached by Titu’s family.“Someone could’ve moved if they had requested. No lawyer moves nowadays if not approached,” he added.Malek also said the state would have appointed a lawyer for Titu once the trial got underway.Lawyer and rights activist Munir Chowdhury also echoed the Rangpur public prosecutor.Many, on the other hand, were irked by the apparent indifference of the Rangpur lawyers and activists.District Awami League’s legal affairs secretary Rathish Chandra Roy said Titu has to be seen as someone who is seeking justice, not a person from the Hindu community.The indifference of the Rangpur lawyers did not go down well with National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque, too.He said they would look into ways to provide Titu Roy with legal help.*This piece, originally published in Prothom Alo Bangla online, has been rewritten in English by Shameem Reza
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Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Technology | October 01, 2008 ScImage Mammography Workflow Solution Features MQSA-Compliant Archiving Related Content 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 News | Mammography Reporting Software | April 04, 2019 Ikonopedia Introduces Automated Combined Reporting Package at SBI Ikonopedia will introduce its new Automated Combined Reporting package at the 2019 Society of Breast Imaging/American… read more ScImage provides a mammography workflow solution that features MQSA-compliant archiving, patient letter creation for various exam statuses and statistical reporting for various patient procedure statuses. It delivers the required tools to track all positive and incomplete mammography exams to completion. This includes tracking exam volumes for various personnel performing exams, outcome data for all mammograms performed, including follow-up on all positive mammograms interpreted by individual physicians and the facility as a whole. Other statistical tracking capabilities provide details of patient visits, follow-up statuses and correspondence completed. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Mammography Reporting Software | June 13, 2019 Ikonopedia Showcases Risk Assessment and Resolution Manager Tools at SIIM and AHRA Ikonopedia will showcase its suite of structured breast reporting and Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA)… read more News | Clinical Decision Support | February 05, 2019 Siemens Healthineers Syngo.Breast Care Adding AI-Based Decision Support Siemens Healthineers showcased the new planned artificial intelligence (AI)-based features with its mammography reading… read more Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography ReportingVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:01Loaded: 1.82%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | Mammography Reporting Software | June 04, 2019 Volpara Health Technologies to Acquire MRS Systems Inc. Volpara Health Technologies, Volpara Solutions’ parent company, has signed a binding agreement to acquire U.S.-based… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | Breast Imaging | April 03, 2019 Konica Minolta Highlights New Exa Mammo Features at SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. will highlight new features of Exa Mammo, a picture archiving and communication… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | June 12, 2019 Three Palm Software Releases WorkstationOne Version 1.8.8 Three Palm Software announced the release of the 1.8.8 version of its breast imaging workstation, WorkstationOne. This… read more Videos | Mammography | April 15, 2019 VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR read more
Technology | May 28, 2013 FDA Clears Sensus Healthcare Radiotherapy System to Treat Keloids The SRT-100 is an option to treat non-melanoma skin cancer and keloids. Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Related Content News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more May 28, 2013 — Sensus Healthcare has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat Keloids with the SRT-100. The SRT-100 is an alternative to surgery in treating non-melanoma skin cancer and now is approved to treat keloids caused by surgery or injury. Leading dermatologists and oncologists have found the SRT-100 superficial radiation therapy system to be a choice for their patients who are not good surgical candidates. Sensus Healthcare has reintroduced superficial radiotherapy (SRT) to the global clinical community as a viable, safe, and cost-effective modality to treat non-melanoma skin cancers and keloids in hospitals and private practice settings.”Painful and potentially disfiguring keloid scars are very difficult to effectively treat by surgery or other means due to recurrence rates as high as 45 to 100 percent. Studies show that the use of adjunctive radiation therapy can dramatically reduce the rate of recurrences,” said Mark S. Nestor, M.D., Ph.D., of the Center for Cosmetic Enhancement in Aventura, Fla.”It is very fortunate that the FDA has approved the Sensus SRT-100, the first computerized, state-of-the-art, in-office SRT device for the treatment of recurrent keloid scars. Dermatologists now have a safe, effective in-office modality available to offer our keloid patients.”The SRT-100 has SharpBeam technology, where only the targeted lesion is being treated, while the surrounding and underlying healthy tissue is spared. The SRT-100 is FDA, CE, Health Canada and SFDA cleared and is manufactured in the United States.For more information: www.sensushealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享
More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – As many as 50 people are feared entombed under tons of rock and stone that buried a village in a landslide after two earthquakes in northern Afghanistan, authorities said Tuesday.A single bulldozer worked to uncover the bodies of those killed in Monday’s landslide after the earthquakes struck the Hindu Kush region, but villagers fear there will be no survivors.So far, rescuers have only recovered the bodies of two women, according to Gov. Abdul Majid of Baghlan province who reached the area on Tuesday afternoon after a four-hour drive from the provincial capital of Pul-e-Khumri. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates “It’s impossible to get to the bodies,” the governor said. “They estimate that they are buried in 30 meters of rock. There are tons of rocks and stones covering the village.”Baghlan province’s Burka district, the site of the landslide, is a remote collection of mountain villages. Majid estimated that the rubble covered one hectare of land (2.5 acres) around the village of Sayi Hazara, which is home to about 20 families.“Nobody will be alive,” he said.One bulldozer was working at the site, another one was being repaired and a third was being transported to the area to help with the excavation, he said.One earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 struck the region Monday morning, followed by a 5.7 quake, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Both quakes caused buildings to shake in the Afghan capital, Kabul, 190 kilometers (120 miles) to the south.On Monday, local officials feared that as many as 100 people could have been killed, but after visiting the site, the governor revised the number to 50 or fewer.Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that after hearing about the landslide, he dispatched government officials to the area. He said national disaster officials reached the site on Monday night. The police led a team of rescue workers and medics from Pul-e-Khumri, but discovered on arrival that they could be of little use. The handful of people who survived the landslide had already been driven to clinics.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) How men can have a healthy 2019 Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Sponsored Stories Comments Share
At the Global Business Travel association Convention 2013, Starwood announced that it would be soon be rolling out new additions to their Starwood Personalised Travel program, offering a variety of simple yet meaningful touches specific to the Indian guest. “The anticipated surge in Indian outbound travel presents Starwood with a tremendous opportunity to stand out from our competitors in how we welcome Indian guests and meet their needs,” Starwood sales organisation senior vice president Christie Hicks said. With India set to triple its outbound travel to 30 million trips per year by 2020, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide are getting ready to launch a series of initiatives to meet the needs of visitors from India. Currently Starwood’s fourth largest market, India will also soon see the opening of eight Starwood brands in the country, including Sheraton Greater Noida Hotel and W Mumbai. As Indian traveller numbers continue to soar, Starwood adds a special touch. Image:commons.wikimedia.org Developed in partnership with Starwood’s India executive team, the program was created to meet the unique preferences of the Indian traveller and will include specific in-room amenities, familiar foods and customised wedding services. Originally started in 2011 to accommodate the needs of Chinese travellers, the program will continue to expand over the next few years to cater to travellers from other rapidly expanding regions. As the second most populous country with 1.2 billion residents, India is experiencing a growing middle class with an increasing disposable income and appetite for international travel, making it one of the world’s fastest growing travel markets. “As the largest operator of four and five star hotels in India, we have a loyal following among travellers within the country and no we’re focused on making them feel at home with our hotels across the globe.”
ATEATE19Australian Tourism ExchangePerthWestern Australia Australia’s largest tourism trade event will be held in Perth in 2019, with over 3,000 delegates from more than 30 countries expected to attend.Organised by Tourism Australia, in partnership with Tourism WA, ATE19 will take place at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 8-12 April, 2019.“We’ve seen Perth, Australia’s sunniest capital city, transform into one of the nation’s most interesting destinations with a vibrant city life surrounded by nature, and ATE19 will be our time to really shine for an international audience,” said Paul Papalia, WA’s Minister for Tourism. “We want Perth to be one of the most desirable leisure and business event destinations in the world, and ATE19 gives us an extraordinary opportunity to position ourselves as Australia’s western gateway,” the minister added.“ATE19 will bring hundreds of key international wholesale and retail buyers as well as journalists and digital influencers to explore what’s on offer in Perth and regional WA.” IMAGE: Destination Perth