Maxim’s healthcare sensors for ultra-small size wearables

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first_imgDesigners creating next-generation wearable health and fitness applications can reduce temperature measurement power by 50 percent with the MAX30208, as well as shrink optical solution size by 40 percent with the MAXM86161 from Maxim Integrated Products. In addition, design engineers can improve both sensitivity and accuracy with the highest signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) using the MAXM86161.To provide value, wearable health and fitness monitors require greater accuracy in measuring human biometrics such as body temperature and heart rate, but device designers have been limited by sensor accuracy for small, battery-powered, body-worn devices. Maxim’s two new continuous-monitoring body sensors provide higher degrees of accuracy in measuring vital signs such as temperature, heart rate and blood-oxygen saturation (SpO2).The MAXM86161 in-ear heart-rate monitor and pulse oximeter is the market’s smallest fully integrated solution that delivers highly accurate heart-rate and SpO2 measurements from hearables and other wearable applications. It is optimized for in-ear applications with its industry-leading small package size (40 percent less than the closest competitor) and best-in-class SNR (3dB improvement with band limiting signal for PPG use cases compared to closest competitor). This enables development of devices that cover a wider range of use cases. MAXM86161 delivers approximately 35 percent lower power to extend battery life of wearables. In addition, an integrated analog front-end (AFE) eliminates the additional AFE typically needed to procure a separate chip and connect to the optical module.The MAX30208 digital temperature sensor delivers clinical-grade temperature measurement accuracy (±0.1°C) with fast response time to changes in temperature. It also meets the power and size demands of small, battery-powered applications such as smartwatches and medical patches. It simplifies the design of battery-powered, temperature-sensing wearable healthcare applications. Easier to use than competitive offerings, it measures temperature at the top of the device and does not suffer from thermal self-heating like competitive solutions. MAX30208 is compatible with up to four I2C addresses to enable multiple sensors on the same IC bus. The MAX30208 can be attached to either a PCB or a flex printed circuit.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous ROHM: ultra-compact automotive-grade MOSFETs enable greater miniaturizationNext Kithara at the All About Automation in Leipziglast_img read more

Virat Kohli’s hunger to perform great positive for India at World Cup 2019: Misbah-ul-Haq

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first_imgFormer Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq heaped rich praise on Virat Kohli, saying his energy is the biggest positive for Team India at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.Misbah-ul-Haq pointed out that Virat Kohli will be the key to India’s chances in the quadrennial tournament in the United Kingdom, especially during crunch matches. However, Misbah also said all the positivity surrounding the Indian team can turn into negativity if Kohli fails with the bat.Virat Kohli will be leading Team India at the 2019 World Cup. The pre-tournament favourites start their campaign against South Africa on June 5 and Kohli, their best batsman, is expected to lead from the front with the bat in his maiden 50-over World Cup as captain.Speaking to Senior Executive Editor, Vikrant Gupta at Salaam Cricket 2019, Misbah-ul-Haq said: “Of course, Virat Kohli is the best batsman across formats, his hunger to perform in match-winning ways is a great positive for the team. but it’s also negative at times, when such a big factor fails, suddenly all the positivity can turn into negativity.”Virat is the key for India, no doubt they have MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and strong bowling but Virat will be key during pressure matches.”Meanwhile, Misbah-ul-Haq also highlighted Pakistan’s problem at the moment is their inability to produce match-winning performances. Pakistan have had an 11-match losing streak, which includes their 7-wicket crushing loss to the West Indies in their World Cup 2019 opener.Misbah also pointed out that Pakistan were complacent ahead of their Asia Cup 2018 clash against Pakistan after the Champions Trophy final win against their arch-rivals in 2017. However, he said Pakistan were lucky to beat India in the big final played at The Oval in London.advertisement”Pakistan was lucky in the final of the Champions Trophy 2017 and India was still a better team but the luck and momentum favoured Pakistan. In Asia Cup (2018) maybe without Kohli, Pakistan thought that they could beat India easily. But the biggest difference between them right now is the experience and match-winning performances where Pakistan are lacking somewhat.”We couldn’t finish off matches against England and the team needs a good win otherwise such problems will go on piling up after every match. We are still thinking about the playing 11 instead of the opposition.”ALSO READ | Salaam Cricket 2019: When Shoaib Akhtar asked Harbhajan for World Cup 2011 final ticketsALSO READ | Sourav Ganguly changed India into a ruthless ODI team, says Nasser HussainALSO WATCH | Salaam Cricket 2019: Warne refuses to pick himself in his dream World Cup XIlast_img read more

Gattuso defends Donnarumma after fan abuse

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first_imgMilan Gattuso: Donnarumma shaken by abuse from AC Milan fans Patric Ridge 08:06 12/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Donnarumma - cropped Getty Images Milan Milan v Hellas Verona Hellas Verona Coppa Italia “Our patience is finished”, Rossoneri ultras threatened from the stands as the young goalkeeper was targeted amid transfer rumours AC Milan head coach Gennaro Gattuso rushed to the defence of goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma after the teenage goalkeeper received abuse from the club’s ultras in the 3-0 Coppa Italia victory over Verona.Donnarumma put in a typically assured display at San Siro on Wednesday as goals from Suso, Alessio Romagnoli and Patrick Cutrone set-up a quarter-final derby against Inter.However, the 18-year-old was in tears prior to kick-off and had to be consoled by Milan captain Leonardo Bonucci after Milan’s ultras brandished a banner stating: “Our patience is finished” following reports that Donnarumma’s agent Mino Raiola may seek to get the goalkeeper’s latest contract extension cancelled. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Italy international has proved a controversial figure at Milan following a prolonged contract saga in the off-season, but despite this latest development, Gattuso was swift to defend Donnarumma.”He’s an 18-year-old kid, of course he was shaken,” Gattuso told Rai Sport.”I can only thank him for what he’s doing. For his age, he’s the best goalkeeper in the world right now.”You can tell from his face he’s not happy, but I have known a great athlete and great kid. He will have my protection, for all the protection I can give.”If the club says it doesn’t need to sell anyone, nor wants to, then why should we even talk about this? I respect the fans, but people need to understand whether Gigio really does want to go or if he wants to stay. I can say I’m working with a great athlete and professional.”I am the coach of Milan, so I can talk about the lad, the athlete, but nothing else. Gigio has not told me personally that he wants to leave. If he did, that would be different.”I’m not talking about Mino Raiola, because I speak to Gigio every day. I don’t know if Mino is trying to push players away from the club either.”I feel terrible about this, as people are painting a kid as if he’s a monster and he doesn’t deserve it. Fortunately, there were only 9,000 people in the stadium tonight, imagine how it’d feel if there were 50,000 insulting him.”1 – For the first time AC Milan have won against Verona in Coppa Italia (D6 L1). Progress. #MilanVerona— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) December 13, 2017Despite the abuse aimed at Donnarumma, Milan put in a confident display – Giacomo Bonaventura integral as the hosts went 2-0 up inside half-an-hour.Cutrone wrapped up the win in the second half, Lucas Biglia then striking the woodwork late on – and Gattuso can now look forward to a Milan derby on December 27.”Now we must concentrate on the important games we’ve got, when the derby arrives, we’ll prepare for that,” he continued.”We have to improve. The performances are better, but not exceptional.”Inter are a strong opponent, they’re fighting for the Scudetto and we’ll need a perfect performance.”last_img read more

2016 Elite Eight Finals on Fox Sports!

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first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Elite Eight Series finals will replayed on Fox Sports 1 next week.   The finals, which first appeared on Fox Sports 1 in early April, will be replayed at the following times: Tuesday, 19 April 2.30pm – 4.00pm (Fox Sports 1)Friday, 22 April3.00am – 4.30am (Fox Sports 1)The Elite Eight Men’s and Women’s grand finals as well as the NTL Mixed Open and selected NTL grand finals were live streamed direct from C.ex International Stadium by Power Productions in March, you can watch how it all unfolded here. Be sure to lock it in to your TV viewing schedule and share this among your colleagues and friends!Related LinksElite Eight finals on TV!last_img

Homewood Suites by Hilton Steamboat Springs Opens

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first_imgNew hotel welcomes guests visiting the popular hiking and skiing destination STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. and MCLEAN, Va. – Homewood Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) All Suites portfolio, announced today its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Steamboat Springs. Designed for guests who want to travel on their own terms, Homewood Suites by Hilton Steamboat Springs offers guests all the comforts of home, whether they are traveling for work or enjoying a well-earned getaway. With 84 new suites, the hotel brings more extended stay options to the popular hiking and skiing destination, which welcomes more than 500,000 visitors every year*. “Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Homewood Suites by Hilton Steamboat Springs provides spacious suites and home-like amenities in a central location to give guests the value-added offerings that both business and leisure travelers seek when visiting the area,” said Rick Colling, global head of Homewood Suites by Hilton. “The demand for our brand is incredibly strong and entering this beloved leisure destination is another proof point of our successful efforts to provide extended stay accommodations across a diverse set of destinations for our loyal guests.” Developed and owned by Gray Stone LLC and managed by K Partners Hospitality USA, Homewood Suites by Hilton Steamboat Springs offers a combination of studio, one- and two-bedroom accommodations, featuring fully-equipped kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. Guests are also provided all the essentials needed for a smart, reliable and convenient stay including complimentary daily full hot breakfast, evening social Monday-Thursday, Wi-Fi and a grocery shopping service**. Homewood Suites by Hilton Steamboat Springs also makes it easy for travelers to unwind with a heated indoor pool, game room and fitness center. Located at 3600 S Lincoln Avenue, Homewood Suites by Hilton Steamboat Springs offers guests convenient access to all the community has to offer, just three miles from historic downtown and Steamboat Ski Resort. Homewood Suites by Hilton Steamboat Springs is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key. For more information or to make a reservation, visit Homewood Suites by Hilton Steamboat Springs or call +1 970 439 2800. Read more about Homewood Suites by Hilton at www.homewoodsuites.com and newsroom.hilton.com/homewoodsuites  About Homewood Suites by Hilton Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 480 locations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, is an award-winning leader. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for an extended or quick overnight stay, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include complimentary internet, a daily full hot breakfast, and complimentary evening socials every Monday – Thursday. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit www.homewoodsuites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/homewoodsuites, and connect with Homewood Suites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. About Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 85 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.last_img read more

FinMin may retain allocations made in Interim Budget

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first_imgNew Delhi: Finance ministry has indicated that it will retain the interm budget allocations made to ministries and departments, in the final budget for the current financial year, to presented in the Lok Sabha on July 5. In run-up the Lok Sabha elections, the finance ministry came up with an interim budget in February, authorising government expenditure for a limited period. With the new government in place now, a full-year budget will be presented by the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on July 5. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsIn a circular, the finance ministry also said it will only consider additional allocations towards “unavoidable commitments” for which funds have not been earmarked in the interim budget. “Allocations projected in the Interim Budget 2019-20, will not be altered,” said the finance ministry circular. However, if there are any requirement on account of unavoidable commitments that have not been fully provided for in the February budget, “Ministry/Department may propose the same for consideration for inclusion in the Regular Budget 2019-20, with suitable justification” by Friday, it added. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chiefSitharaman’s budget team comprises Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur and Chief Economic Advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian. The official team is led by Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg, Expenditure Secretary Girish Chandra Murmu, Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey, DIPAM Secretary Atanu Chakraborty, and Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar. In her budget, the 59-year-old JNU alumnus, Sitharaman will have to address slowing economy, financial sector troubles like rising NPAs and liquidity crisis in NBFCs, job creation, private investments, exports revival, agrarian crisis and raise public investment without compromising on fiscal prudence. The first session of the newly elected 17th Lok Sabha will be held from June 17 to July 26. The Economic Survey for 2019-20 will be tabled on July 4, followed by the presentation of the budget on the next day.last_img read more

Canadian broadcaster appointed as UN Ambassador against Hunger

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16 March 2011The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has confirmed veteran broadcaster George Stroumboulopoulos as its first Canadian Ambassador against Hunger on his return from a visit to Pakistan, where the agency is feeding communities as they rebuild their lives after last year’s devastating floods. “Access to food isn’t a privilege, it’s a right. It’s not about politics or partisanship. It’s about people in need and our responsibility as humans to be there for one another,” Mr. Stroumboulopoulos told his CBC audience during the 15 March taping of the programme George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.“I am excited to be able to talk about the great work that the World Food Programme is doing around the world to help end hunger,” he added.Mr. Stroumboulopoulos visited WFP operations in Pakistan last month and saw the destructive effects of last year’s floods.“George’s passion and deep humanitarian commitment, coupled with his broad public appeal, make him a powerful voice for the millions of hungry all over the world,” said Nancy E. Roman, WFP’s Director Public Policy, Communications and Private Partnerships, adding that the broadcaster’s active use of social media will be highly effective for informing and engaging people about hunger issues.In the southern Pakistani province of Sindh, Mr. Stroumboulopoulos met mothers whose children receive highly nutritious foods through WFP child feeding programmes.“For most of us we only see the effects of disasters through the prism of media. The effects of the floods, earthquakes and conflicts and it can all be overwhelming. But getting to be on the ground you see first hand, the people working together to provide nutritious food to those in need and the empowering of those affected to rebuild,” Mr. Stroumboulopoulos said of his trip. read more

Twitter Canada searching for new director after Rory Capern abruptly steps down

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TORONTO — The managing director of Twitter Canada has unexpectedly stepped down a year and a half after taking on the job.Rory Capern said on Twitter that he was grateful for the chance to lead the division and was looking forward to what’s next, without saying what that might be.Capern didn’t respond to a request for comment on why he left, while a Twitter Canada spokesman declined to provide a reason.The spokesman said a search is underway for a new managing director and that Leanne Gibson, Twitter Canada’s head of agency development, will lead the office on an interim basis.Capern took on the role in early 2016 after the company spent more than a year looking for a replacement for former director Kirstine Stewart.Stewart, who had previously led CBC English services, was promoted to Twitter’s vice-president of North American media in September 2014 before leaving the company last year. read more

Pakistan UN warns nearly 13000 families displaced near Afghan border many more

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“Nearly 76,000 people – about 13,000 families – have been displaced in the Tirah Valley (Khyber Agency) in north Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas, since mid-March,” Jens Laerke, a spokesperson from the Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told journalists in Geneva.“Government officials estimated that more people may leave the conflict-affected area in the near future, bringing the number of internally displaced to up to 120,000 people,” Mr. Laerke said, adding that authorities also estimate that the displaced people may remain homeless for up to six months due to the highly insecurity.The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has been registering the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in its camps. Of the nearly 76,000 people registered, only about eight per cent opted to stay in the Jalozai or Kurran agency camps, Mr. Laerke said. The remaining 92 per cent remain outside of UNHCR-supported camps.“Government authorities, UN agencies and humanitarian partners were already providing basic assistance, but need $25 million to adequately address the needs of the displaced for the remainder of the year,” Mr. Laerke noted. The Emergency Response Fund in Pakistan had allocated $1 million for the provision of non-food items, health care, food security and protection support to the IDPs from the Tirah Valley.Humanitarian partners are seeking an additional $3.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to address their basic needs.Displacement from Pakistan’s tribal areas began in 2008 in the wake of a Government crackdown on insurgents. At the height of the displacement crisis in 2009, more than 21,000 families, or around 147,000 people, were registered in the Jalozai camp – the largest of the four camps in the tribal areas for IDPs. read more

The Explainer Why is John Delaney in the news so much right

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first_img Short URL Apr 7th 2019, 4:30 PM 34 Comments By Aoife Barry HE’S NOT A professional sports person, but John Delaney is one of the most well-known names in Irish sport.The longtime head of the Football Association of Ireland – the FAI – followed in the footsteps of his father Joe to get involved in the organisation. He held the role treasurer of the FAI before moving on to become its chief executive.However, earlier this month he moved from the role to become executive vice-president of the FAI. Around the same time, Delaney became the focus of a number of news articles.In the latest episode of The Explainer, we look at the media attention around John Delaney, alongside his achievements in the FAI, how he rose to power within the organisation, and his appearance before an Oireachtas committee next week.Joining presenter Sinéad O’Carroll are reporter Sean Murray and The42.ie deputy editor Niall Kelly.You can listen wherever you get your podcasts or via SoundCloud below – you can also head straight to iTunes, Castbox, Spotify, Acast, PodBean, Podcast Republic, and Stitcher. 17,716 Views The Explainer: Why is John Delaney in the news so much right now? In the latest episode of our weekly podcast, we look at the reasons why the FAI’s John Delaney has been the focus of media attention of late.center_img Source: The Explainer/SoundCloudIdeas, thoughts, or feedback? Email podcasts@thejournal.ie This episode was put together by presenter Sinéad O’Carroll, executive producer Christine Bohan, producer Aoife Barry, assistant producer/technical operator Nicky Ryan and contributing reporter Sean Murray and The42.ie deputy editor Niall Kelly. Design by Palash Somani.   Sunday 7 Apr 2019, 4:30 PM Share1 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4578087 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

The biggest march Berlin has seen in years

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Berlin on Saturday in protest against a planned free trade deal between Europe and the United States that they say is anti-democratic and will lower food safety, labor and environmental standards.Organizers — an alliance of environmental groups, charities and opposition parties — said 250,000 people were taking part in the rally against free trade deals with both the United States and Canada, far more than they had anticipated.“This is the biggest protest that this country has seen for many, many years,” Christoph Bautz, director of citizens’ movement Campact told protesters in a speech.A police spokesman estimated 100,000 people were taking part in the demonstration which has been trouble free so far. There were 1,000 police officers on duty at the march.Opposition to the so-called Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has risen over the past year in Germany, with critics fearing the pact will hand too much power to big multinationals at the expense of consumers and workers.“What bothers me the most is that I don’t want all our consumer laws to be softened,” Oliver Zloty told Reuters TV. “And I don’t want to have a dictatorship by any companies.”Dieter Bartsch, deputy leader of the parliamentary group for the Left party, who was taking part in the rally said he was concerned about the lack of transparency surrounding the talks.“We definitely need to know what is supposed to be being decided,” he said.Marchers banged drums, blew whistles and held up posters reading “Yes we can – Stop TTIP.”The level of resistance has taken Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government by surprise and underscores the challenge it faces to turn the tide in favor of the deal which proponents say will create a market of 800 million and serve as a counterweight to China’s economic clout.In a full-page letter published in several German newspapers on Saturday, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned against “scaremongering”.“We have the chance to set new and goods standards for growing global trade. With ambitious, standards for the environment and consumers and with fair conditions for investment and workers. This must be our aim,” Gabriel wrote.Businesses hope the trade deal will deliver over $100 billion of economic gains on both sides of the Atlantic.“A fair and comprehensive free trade deal promotes growth and prosperity in Europe. We should actively participate in the rules for world trade of tomorrow,” Ulrich Grillo, head of the BDI Federation of German industries, said in a statement.Source: The Guardianlast_img read more

You Can Swipe Until Your Hearts Content With Tinders New App

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first_imgStay on target New Tinder Alert Protects LGBTQ Users in Hostile NationsNew Tinder Feature Sparks Summer Music Fest Lovin’ If you’re such a massive Tinder user that you need it on your television, you’re probably rejoicing right now at the thought of being able to use it via Apple TV. It’s latest app is available via the set-top box to make it even easier to sit down with friends and make those difficult (or hilariously easy) decisions on who gets a swiped left or right.The app is displayed in the video above where the idea is to sit with friends and laugh about looking for potential suitors, which is a little weird to me since I’m not really a part of that culture, but I can certainly see its implications with a group setting, especially a bunch of friends getting together over a drink and just chatting it up when the subject of boyfriend or girlfriend comes along, etc. It’s a lot more comfortable to use in that regard too since no one has to sit hunched over a phone to see what’s going on.This app comes just in time for Apple’s iOS 10.2 upgrade, which brought with it a set of new emoji, software improvements, and the addition of the TV app, which encourages the use of your Apple TV device for streaming apps with a single sign-on, even, to save you time from having to log into each one separately. So it makes sense for other properties to be moving in on this trend as well, especially massively popular ones like Tinder.If you’re looking to get your Tinder on in a much more interactive way, you should go ahead and try out the new app and bring over a few friends for a test drive. It could be the beginning of a beautiful (and very romantically successful) evening if you play your swipes right.last_img read more

Retailers must move drug paraphernalia from easy view

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first_imgColorful glass pipes should soon disappear from near the cash register at more than a dozen convenience stores and gas stations in Vancouver, following a vote of the City Council on Monday to prohibit the display of drug paraphernalia in any area accessible by minors.The new law doesn’t apply to licensed marijuana retailers, said City Attorney Bronson Potter. Those businesses are only for customers ages 21 and older.The city worked with PREVENT!, Clark County’s substance abuse coalition, on the ordinance, which was approved by a 6-0 vote. Mayor Tim Leavitt was absent.Potter said an estimated 18 stores within city limits sell glassware and other paraphernalia, defined, in part, in the ordinance as “any item, whether useful for non-drug-related purposes or not, which is displayed, grouped with other items, advertised, or promoted in a manner to reasonably suggest its usefulness in inhaling, injecting or ingesting of marijuana, hashish, hashish oil, cocaine, methamphetamine or any controlled substance.” Potter said volunteers with PREVENT! surveyed businesses earlier this year to determine how many sell the items, and the Vancouver Police Department has contacted businesses to let them know about the new law.last_img read more

Man found shot dead inside parked SUV in Miami

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first_imgPolice have shut down Northwest 71st Street near the location where the vehicle was parked, until Northwest 70th Street, while they investigate.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are investigating after, they said, a man was found fatally shot inside an SUV in Miami, Friday afternoon.According to witnesses, a tow truck driver was removing a dark gray Infiniti QX 60, in the area of Northwest 71st Street and Fifth Court, when he discovered the body slumped over inside the vehicle.Area residents told 7News the SUV had been parked at that spot since at least 11 a.m. #Developing: @MiamiPD says man’s body in SUV slumped over…homicide investigation underway. @wsvn #7News pic.twitter.com/b6t0bRyYf7— Sheldon Fox-7 News (@fox_sheldon) September 1, 2017Miami Police said they were dispatched to the scene because of a possible shooting. They confirmed the victim is an adult male and that a homicide investigation is underway.7News cameras captured an active police scene, as crime scene investigators roped off the area and searched for clues. last_img read more

Flags Ordered To HalfStaff In Honor Of First Lady Barbara Bush

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first_imgBush spent eight years as Second Lady, and four as First Lady. She championed literacy and family issues during her time in the White House, and was known for being kind, down-to-earth, and devoted to her family. Mrs. Bush served as First Lady from 1989 to 1993, and is one of only two women to serve both as the wife and mother of an American president. Governor Walker issued the order following a directive from the White House lowering all U.S. flags to half-staff: “Our condolences go to the Bush family, and to all those who were inspired by Barbara Bush’s integrity and honesty as a public servant and role model.” It was announced earlier this week that she was in declining health, and would forgo further medical treatment to focus on comfort care at home.Flags should return to full-staff at sunset on the day of her burial, Saturday, April 21. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享All Alaska state flags have been ordered to be flown at half-staff beginning today, in honor of former first lady Barbara Bush who passed away April 17,  at the age of 92.last_img read more

Middlesex DA Wilmington Man Indicted For Armed Carjacking Assault Battery On An

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — On Thursday, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced that Jacob Strow, 22, of Wilmington, was recently indicted by a grand jury on charges of armed carjacking, armed assault with intent to rob a person over the age of 60, and assault and battery on an elderly person.Strow was arrested on the evening of October 7, 2018 in Tewksbury after he allegedly attempted to rob a man in the 7-Eleven parking lot on Main Street.“A man in his 60’s was sitting in his vehicle when he was approached by the suspect, who pointed a handgun at him and attempted to rob him and steal his vehicle,” reads a statement from the Tewksbury Police Department. “A fight ensued between the suspect and the victim. A passerby stopped to help the victim, which caused the suspect to flee on foot.”Wilmington Police assisted Tewksbury Police in locating Strow near the crime scene. Evidence was recovered during the arrest, including a pellet handgun that resembled a firearm.The Assistant District Attorney handling the case is Shannon Jurgens.Jacob StrowLike 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Man Arrested For Armed Carjacking & Assault In TewksburyIn “Police Log”Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan Announces Grand Jury IndictmentsIn “Police Log”Middlesex DA: Wilmington Man Indicted For Attempted MurderIn “Government”last_img read more

Delhi Police confuses Republic day with Independence Day petition filed in HC

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first_img[Representational Image]ReutersA petition seeking action against the Delhi Police has been moved at the Delhi High Court on Tuesday, August 13, after they allegedly referred to India’s Independence Day as Republic Day in their recent advisory.The petition was filed by Manjeet Singh Chugh against the South district unit of Delhi Police which had misprinted Republic day instead of Independence Day in its advisory issued for officers on duty on August 15. The South Delhi police department had Republic Day written everywhere apart from the heading in the notification.Singh claimed in his petition that such glaring errors only go to show that notifications issued by the Delhi Police “are not read and checked by senior officers,” reports news agency ANI. Delhi PoliceTwitterThe plea was brought up before a division bench presided by Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Harishankar, and the matter has been listed for hearing on August 14, adds the report.In India, Independence Day will be celebrated across the nation with people remembering the martyrdom of our freedom fighters. This year Independence Day falls on Thursday, August 15. India’s national flag will be hoisted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Red Fort in New Delhi.last_img read more

Sturm Ruger Will Track Gun Violence After Shareholders Back Activist Resolution

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first_imgRICK WILKING / REUTERS/NPRRuger says it will comply with a shareholder initiative calling for it to track gun violence. Here, a  Ruger AR-15 rifle is seen for sale in ColoradoSturm Ruger, one of the largest gunmakers in the U.S., will track and report on gun violence involving its products, after its shareholders backed a proposal that the company’s board had recommended not adopting.Ruger says that while it must now produce the gun violence report, the proposal — which it called a “shareholder’s activist resolution” — cannot “force us to change our business.”The new requirement is part of Proposal 4, put forth by shareholders who want to see gun companies take more responsibility for preventing deadly violence in the U.S.Shareholders — apparently including large institutional investors — sided with advocates who included nuns from the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in Marylhurst, Ore., to back the proposal. Ruger’s largest shareholder is money management firm BlackRock; Vanguard is also a large investor in the company.“We believe the board has a responsibility to implement policies and practices that will safeguard the lives of its customers and, more broadly, society,” said Sister Judy Byron. “Too many lives have been lost to gun violence for the manufacturers of these products to wash their hands of their responsibility in these events.”The vote was held Wednesday at Ruger’s annual meeting in Prescott, Ariz. As the floor was opened to questions, the company projected a map of the U.S., painted in the colors of the flag and the company’s motto: “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens.”Speaking in favor of the proposal was Colleen Scanlon, chief advocacy officer of Catholic Health Initiative, representing the Sisters of the Holy Names and 10 other faith-based organizations.Here’s what Scanlon said:“I move that the board issue a report to shareholders by February of 2019 at reasonable expense and excluding proprietary information, on the company’s activities related to gun safety measures and the mitigation of harm associated with gun products, including the following: Evidence of monitoring of violent events associated with products produced by the company; efforts under way to research and produce safer guns and gun products; an assessment of the corporate’s reputational and financial risk associated with gun violence in the United States. Thank you.”When a call for remarks went out, a shareholder named Rev. J. Michael Solberg — a pastor in Hinsdale, Ill., who is also a leader in the community and faith collective Metro IAF’s Do Not Stand Idly By campaign — spoke up.Solberg took exception to Ruger’s initial response to the proposal, quoting the board’s assertion that gun violence is “not so much a public health crisis but rather a law enforcement issue.”More than 120 leaders of police forces, cities and states disagree with that idea, Solberg said, citing a document signed by those leaders who say gun violence is a broad problem. He then asked the company’s leadership to meet with him and his group “to be part of the solution to a broad-based problem.”CEO Chris Killoy told Solberg and others present that he will not be meeting with people individually.The proposal might not directly affect Ruger’s business — but Killoy addressed it head-on as he began his portion of the annual meeting.“The proposal requires Ruger to prepare a report. That’s it. A report,” Killoy said. The company will follow through on its obligation to produce that report, he said.“What the proposal does not, and cannot do, is to force us to change our business, which is lawful and constitutionally protected. What it does not do, and cannot do, is force us to adopt misguided principles created by groups who do not own guns, know nothing about our business, and frankly would rather see us out of business.”“That’s not what we’re doing,” Solberg said in reply, when the floor opened to questions.“We are not gun control advocates,” Solberg said. “We are not encouraging you not to make certain weapons. We are encouraging you to take the reputational risks of this issue seriously, and engage with those who want to make a difference.”Ruger’s stock rose sharply after the proposal’s adoption, adding 4.59 percent to hit $60.35 — a new high for 2018 — before markets closed Wednesday. That’s a contrast from February, when the stock dropped to $43.05 in the weeks after the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.Ruger makes rifles, pistols and other guns; it currently produces more than 600 variations of more than 40 product lines. In the first quarter of this year, Ruger reported revenue of $131.2 million, for an operating profit of $18.6 million — a 14 percent rise.As the gun industry has come under pressure to address deadly violence, retailers have also taken public stances, sometimes adopting positions that create new rifts.After Dick’s Sporting Goods recently said it would pull assault-style rifles and higher-capacity magazines from its shelves — and destroy them rather than return them to their makers — Ruger issued a statement saying, “[We] are disappointed by their recent actions,” adding that Ruger firearms won’t be in Dick’s stores. Sharelast_img read more

D3js 580 a JavaScript library for interactive data visualizations in browsers is

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first_imgYesterday, the team behind D3.js rolled out D3.js 5.8.0. Data-Driven Documents or D3 is a JavaScript library using which you can create dynamic, interactive data visualizations in web browsers. Updates are introduced in the following modules: d3-force The iterations argument is added to simulation.tick. A bug is fixed when initializing nodes with fixed positions. d3-scale The following new features are added: The domain and range convenience constructors for all scale types Default constructors for sequential and diverging scales The d3.tickFormatReturns function, a number format function for displaying a tick value The d3.scaleSymlog function, which constructs a new continuous scale with the specified domain and range Transformed sequential scales, for example, d3.scaleSquentialLog Transformed diverging scales, for example, d3.scaleDivergingLog d3.scaleSequentialQuantile for p-quantiles scale.unknown for all scale types Unlimited band.paddingOuter and point.padding d3-selection The selection.join method is added, a convenient alternative to the more explicit selection.enter, selection.exit, selection.append, and selection.remove. selection.order is updated to enforce relative position, rather than exact siblings. Vendor fallback for element.matches in selection.filter and d3.matcher is removed. d3-transition The transition.end is added, which returns a promise that resolves when every selected element finishes transitioning. A cancel event is added to transition.on. Performance of transition.style and transition.attr is improved To read the full list of updates on the GitHub repository of D3.js. Read Next Introducing Cycle.js, a functional and reactive JavaScript framework Introducing Howler.js, a Javascript audio library with full cross-browser support 16 JavaScript frameworks developers should learn in 2019last_img read more