Mobile Dev News Round-Up: AR on Android, API for Instant App Making & More

first_imgXtify Launches Retention Tool for AppsDevelopers can use Xtify’s new user retention tool called RETAIN to keep app customers engaged with the application by sending customized messages at pre-configured times. For example, a message could be sent out to a user who hasn’t launched the app in 2 weeks, or who installed the app 30 days ago. Developers can also use it to send other messages, like welcome greetings or requests to “rate the app.”  RETAIN supports iOS, Android and BlackBerry applications and is currently available for free. Opera Launches Appcelerate Program for Mobile DevelopersOpera Software launched Appcelerate at AppNation, a new program to help mobile developers promote their apps through the Opera Mobile Store. Developers can now target their content to various channels, geographies, handsets or operating systems. Opera is also offering, for a limited time, matching co-marketing funds for qualified developers. Pay-per-download campaign pricing means you only have to pay when an end user downloads your app. Developers can learn more about the program here. Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#apps#mobile#news sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement GetJar Goes Social to Aid in App DiscoveryIndependent app store GetJaradded a social element to its mobile Web store, allowing users to connect with their Facebook friends within the store. Users can then see what each other are downloading, and can also share their download activity back to Facebook. With GetJar’s My Apps feature, users can also see their history of downloads in the mobile version of the store.Appsgeyser Launches APIAppsgeyser launched an API at AppNation, which allows power users to create hundreds (or thousands) of mobile applications at once. Currently in private beta, the API lets developers create apps using existing Web content. To demonstrate the technology, YoWindow, a company that had previously developed Web-based weather widgets, transformed that content into over 100 apps in less than 2 hours. Appsgeyser launched in February 2011 and already has over 17,000 apps created through its service, with more than one million installs and 100,000 active daily users.Sencha Releases JS 4Sencha says it’s working to close the gap between what you can deliver within a Web browser and what you can deliver in a native application. With its release of JS 4, that gap is smaller. The biggest software release from the company in the past 2 years, JS 4 makes it easier to develop cross-platform apps using the Sencha JavaScript framework. Highlights of the release include major enhancements to the drawing and charting capabilities of Ext JS (including plug-in free charting, sans Flash), comprehensive cross-browser support, theming, and an improved data package.Appsbar App Building Tool LaunchedAppsbar is new free tool for building mobile applications using a “wizard” format that walks you through each step of the app building process. The tool is meant to fill the gap between the expensive, professionally-produced apps and the overly-simplified apps that exist today. App creators can customize their apps with background colors, fonts, or their own images, plus as many or as few functions and pages as they choose. Currently, Appsbar supports iPhone, Android and Windows phones. You can see some of the end results of using Appsbar over on Appsbar’s Facebook page. It’s been a big week for mobile app developers, thanks, for the most part, to the AppNation conference held in San Francisco. From Qualcomm’s AR platform to Opera’s new developer program, many of these mobile announcements made headlines across the Web. Others, however, flew a little under the radar.  Below we’ve rounded up some of our favorite stories from the past week, including those from the event and elsewhere.Qualcomm Releases AR for AndroidQualcomm commercially released its augmented reality platform for Android this week, and revealed the first app to be built with the technology. This showcase app, “Mavs AR,” is a game built in collaboration with the Dallas Mavericks. To use the app, you simply point your phone at your Dallas Mavericks ticket to see a virtual game appear. The platform offers high-performance, interactive 3D experiences, says Qualcomm, and integrates with the Android SDK and NDK. It also supports development using the Unity 3 game development tool. The platform is available for download now at: http://developer.qualcomm.com/dev/augmented-reality. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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ScienceShot: Why Did Sea Level Drop in 2010?

first_imgSea level has been rising about 3 millimeters per year, on average, since 1993, according to data gathered by space-based radar altimeters. But in mid-2010, scientists noticed a curious trend: For the first time in two decades, global average sea level began dropping. Over the course of 6 months or so, sea level fell about 7 mm, and it didn’t rise back to its previous level until the end of 2011. Researchers looking to solve this mystery found that ocean heat content had remained high, so a sudden chill in ocean waters (which would have caused upper layers of the seas to shrink in volume) wasn’t the answer. Then, they looked at satellite data that measures variations in Earth’s gravitational field to track the long-term and seasonal movements of water between the oceans and the continents. Voilà! About half the drop in sea level during the 18-month period in question could be ascribed to unusually high rainfall in Australia, the researchers will report in a forthcoming issue of Geophysical Research Letters. In late 2010 and early 2011, the continent Down Under received about twice its normal complement of rain, thanks in large part to unusually warm sea-surface temperatures just north of Australia and a particularly strong La Niña—in essence, combining a source of warm humid air with the weather patterns that steered the moisture over the continent where it condensed and fell as precipitation. One big reason the sea level dropped for so long: Only 6% of the rainfall in Australia runs directly back to the sea, and the rest runs inland to lowlands (image depicts a normally dry area in eastern Australia flooded by rains in late November 2011) where it either soaks into the ground or evaporates back into the atmosphere—a process that returns moisture to the sea far more slowly than the rivers draining other continents do.last_img read more

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Lanner introduces V3 series of fanless, rugged vehicle gateway controllers

first_imgLanner Electronics launches next-generation rugged, fanless V3 Series vehicle gateway controllers – V3G and V3S. While V3G is targeted for smart bus implementation, including fleet management and passenger information display, V3S aims at video surveillance, recording and analytics. The V3 series gateways can operate under wide temperature range (-40~70°C), indicating their excellent reliability in harsh environment.V3G and V3S feature the new generation 14 nm Intel Atom x7-E3950 SoC. This processor consumes low volume of power and offers performance upgrade for vehicle computing needs from previous generation of Atom processors. V3G boasts an abundance of I/O peripheral connectivity including 2 x serial COM ports, 2 x video output by DVI-D, USB and Digital I/O ports, 2 x RJ-45 LAN ports and SATA/mSATA storage options. To enable wireless network connectivity, V3G offers 2 x mini-PCIe sockets with swappable SIM slot supporting 3G/4G/LTE cellular communications. In addition, the compact system comes with an option of CAN bus for concerns of driving behavior analysis.Designed for In-vehicle Surveillance NVR, the V3S offers 2 x GbE RJ45 ports plus 4 x RJ-45 PoE ports for IP camera connection, and removable 2.5”HDD/SSD drive bay for storage. For wireless connectivity, V3S is internally built with 1 x full-sized Mini-PCIe with dual SIM card reader, 1 x half-sized Mini-PCIe, and 1 x external Mini-PCIe 3.0 with dual SIM card readers.Since vehicles are constantly in motion, non-flat road surfaces may be frequently encountered. By taking this into considerations, V3 Series is compliant with E13 standard and has passed MIL-STD-810G shock and vibration resistance certifications to ensure proper operations when traveling on non-flat surfaces. Temperature is another concern when installed within a vehicle interior. Therefore, V3 Series is built to support wide temperature range, from -40 to 70°C.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Maxim: fault protection solution for high-apeed USB ports and industrial voltage applicationsNext IAR: Visual State Version 9.1 with updated design and code generation toollast_img read more

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Bale: Real Madrid whistles ‘normal’

first_imgReal Madrid Bale: Real Madrid whistles ‘normal’ Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 11:38 18/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) GarethBale - Cropped Getty Images Real Madrid Gareth Bale Primera División Real Sociedad Real Sociedad v Real Madrid The Welsh winger said being whistled at by fans “happens in football” as he preferred to focus on his performances Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale labelled the whistles he has received from his own fans as normal after returning to goalscoring form.Bale has been booed and whistled at by Madrid fans unhappy with the Wales international’s performances this season.Los Blancos evens to beat Dortmund Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 However, he netted the sealer in a 3-1 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday for his first goal in almost a month.Bale said the whistles were to be expected, preferring to focus on what he could do on the pitch.”It is normal, it happens in football. I just keep my head down and keep working hard,” he told Movistar Partidazo.”That is all I can do, I cannot control what goes on, just my own game. You have ups and downs in your career, it is about how you bounce back.”FT: @RealSociedadEN 1-3 #RealMadrid (Rodrigues 28′; @Mayoral_Borja 19′, Rodrigues (OG) 36′, @GarethBale11 61′).#RMLiga pic.twitter.com/XvCuYuNTHd— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) September 17, 2017The win was Madrid’s first in three league games, keeping them within four points of rivals and leaders Barcelona.Bale acknowledged the importance of the result after back-to-back draws in the league.”It’s nice to score,” he said.”But the most important thing is the three points for the team, especially at a time when we needed the win.”last_img read more

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RCMP shed light on Strathroy terror incident

The RCMP had been aware Aaron Driver could pose a terror threat, but they didn’t know how imminent that threat was until they received an early morning tip from the FBI.The RCMP revealed several details of the investigation during their news conference this afternoon.Driver was someone police knew about. He was living at his sisters house with an ankle monitor, on a peace bond because he was known to communicate with terrorists, but the security expert said police clearly weren’t watching Driver until they got the FBI tip.RCMP say they got a martyrdom video from the FBI at 8:30 in the morning, and knew a terror attack could be imminent. But at that point, they didn’t know who to suspect.“Based on the info the attack was going to take place in the next 72 hours and was likely to target an urban centre during morning or afternoon rush hour.” said RCMP Deputy Commissioner Mike Cabana.Analysts immediately began comparing the image in the video to possible suspects in police databases – including those out on terrorist peace bonds, like Driver.“Luckily they were there a few hours ahead of time frankly, where they made the interception. It was by skin of their teeth situation, we could be looking at a very different scenario today if that hadn’t happened.” said security expert David Hyde.He says the RCMP don’t have the resources to monitor everyone suspected of terrorist sympathies.Before they found Driver, police notified Toronto transit and Metrolinx of a possible terror threat.“I think they used their best common sense and their knowledge of this individual, and they might not have known the target. They might be investigating that now. But they took the steps that were most likely considering the person’s location, proximity to cities, and targets and they would have forewarned those places.”Hyde says police got lucky with the FBI tip, and then worked hard and fast. He says they are likely now trying to piece together the rest of the story.Several investigations are ongoing by different agencies, but police say there is no indication Driver had any accomplices. read more

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Was Lionel Messi Tired

In Argentina’s final match of the World Cup, Lionel Messi — on whom Argentine hopes have rested for over a decade — only touched the ball at a rate of once every two minutes. One of those touches was a great opportunity to win the game near the end of regulation, which he failed to even put on goal. Despite this, and despite a decrease in goals and assists as the tournament progressed (four goals in his first three games, an assist in his fourth, and nary a goal or assist since), he won the World Cup’s Golden Ball award (essentially the tournament MVP). That prompted Diego Maradona, Messi’s Argentine forefather and foil, to say, “It’s not right when someone wins something that he shouldn’t have won just because of some marketing plan.” The sharply worded op-eds, so plentiful on Sunday and Monday, are dying down — for now — but even Messi’s fans may start to wonder what was going on, and whether Messi was playing like his usual self.Before Sunday’s World Cup Final, Messi’s father, Jorge, told the media that his son was struggling with exhaustion.1Note that Messi vomited during the final, but apparently this is a normal thing for him. This dovetails nicely with another story I’d been reading about for weeks, about how Messi’s “work rate,” or the amount he has been running on the pitch per minute, has been abnormally low during this World Cup. Here’s a quote from an ESPN article that touches on both subjects:The pressure of being captain and carrying the hopes of his country appears to have taken its toll on him as he found it difficult to make an impact. “He is exhausted,” Messi’s father Jorge said, according to the Daily Telegraph. “He feels as if his legs weigh 100 kilos each.”According to FIFA statistics, however, Messi is only ranked the 30th most hard-working player at the World Cup on the basis of distance covered. He has run a total of 32 miles in the six games he has featured in, having played for 573 minutes. By contrast, the Netherlands’ Wesley Sneijder has covered 43 miles in 585 minutes and tops the list. Messi is also second-from-bottom on the list of players who have played in all six games of the tournament so far.These mileage stats are common these days (and seemingly flash every time someone is subbed in/out of a game), though they’re not always easy to find or interpret. Fortunately, for the World Cup, FIFA has a page devoted to players’ “distance covered” stats. I’ve compiled those stats, broken down by offense and defense, and sorted by position, like so:Indeed, over the course of the World Cup, Messi had the lowest work rate among non-goalkeepers when his team is on defense and the second-lowest among forwards when his team is on offense (among players with 150 minutes on offense/defense combined).2There’s also a surprising amount of neutral time in soccer (up to a third of all match time is neither “in possession” nor “not in possession”). I haven’t included that in this chart.After an article by Ken Early in Slate first turned me on to Messi’s stillness, I couldn’t stop noticing it. When Messi’s not “on the ball,” he’ll often appear to be leisurely strolling through the area he’s in, particularly when the other team is on offense and he has little to do except sit back and wait to see if the ball comes his way. It can seem downright bizarre and contrary to everything a soccer coach teaches about “hustling.”Could it be that Messi’s inaction had something to do with his “100 kilo” legs? If so, it’d imply that Messi was so tired he was unable to “hustle” as much as normal, taking short breaks on the field when he got the chance to recuperate. This might also help explain his performance “decline” through the tournament.But I don’t think it’s as simple as that. On the FIFA site, individual game summaries have “tracking” stats as well. Here are Messi’s, broken down by offense and defense:For nearly every game, when Messi runs more on offense, he runs more on defense, and the same is true for when he runs less. To me, that suggests that the variation is probably more systematic and dependent on the matchups Argentina faced. But that large gap in the final game offers an interesting wrinkle. That’s when the difference between offensive work rate and defensive work rate was largest. This is at least consistent with a theory that he was tired for the last game (I assume that would be more likely to be reflected during his defense). But with the defensive work rate as a baseline, it could also indicate that he was running around extra hard on offense trying to make something happen (which he had failed to do for the last couple of games). Or it could just be random variance.Overall, though, the data doesn’t suggest that Messi wore down as the tournament progressed. If this work-rate phenomenon were a result of his being tired, we might expect to see the highest work rates in games following the longest layoffs, and/or for his work rate to decline as the grueling tournament wears on. But that’s not what the data shows.3I did find it interesting that all of his peak work rates came in games with the longest scheduled rest following them (first and third games of group stage, and last game of the tournament). That would be consistent with a premeditated strategy to conserve energy for later games, though it’s too tenuous to draw conclusions.So aside from a blip in the last game, there’s not much evidence that Messi had a general exhaustion problem, but there is evidence that he had a much lower work rate than other players. What to make of that? There are some negative interpretations possible: Messi might not have been fit enough to endure a whole tournament, or he might not have been trying hard enough. But these would only makes sense if low work rates typically indicated a lack of fitness or effort.And that we can test for.I don’t have the data necessary to do a complete study of work rates and how they may or may not predict and/or impact quality of play. But for a rough outline, we can at least take a look at FIFA’s data for this World Cup to see whether working harder tends to correspond with playing better. Is there any relationship between a player’s work rate and their offensive production?The following chart compares a players work rate with their offensive production per minute (using goals plus .1*chances created, a lower variance alternative to goals plus assists):4Includes all the distance a player covered during all the minutes he played (whether on offense, defense or neutral).This chart may support the argument that Messi didn’t deserve his Golden Ball, but I’ll stay out of that debate. He certainly didn’t play poorly, as he had the fifth-best per-minute production, despite having the lowest work rate (and it’s not limited to offense, as I’ve noted elsewhere; most aspects of his game were as good or better than normal through most of the tournament).Meanwhile, on the other end of the spectrum, Mario Goetze had a great tournament (obviously) and the highest work rate. In the middle, we have James Rodriguez, who managed an insane amount of success to go with his moderate effort.The important thing is that there’s not really any relationship between a player’s work rate and their production, either for forwards or for midfielders. In fact, the trend lines for both groups (covering 119 qualifying players in this tournament) are slightly declining — though not enough to read anything into it.5Moreover, if there’s an obvious source of team-quality bias, we might expect it to go in the other direction. We would expect players for better teams to have more production (more opportunities to dish, and more chances for teammates to dish to you, etc.), and because better teams tend to hold on to the ball more often and for longer periods, and forwards and midfielders are typically more active on offense, we would also expect those players to have a slightly higher meters run per minute.So has Messi been as good as he has despite being “lazy,” or perhaps because of it? When Messi was taking the tournament by storm, at least Ken Early was willing to give Messi the benefit of the doubt:Surely it must mean something that the best player in the fastest-ever era of football hardly ever runs at all.I don’t have distance-run data for Messi outside of the World Cup, but a little Googling reveals that Messi’s on-field leisure has come up before.June 2010: A New York Times article praising Michael Bradley cited the amount of ground he covered relative to Messi.May 2011: A Bleacher Report article cited Messi’s distance covered stats at UEFA6I’ve seen a lot of reference to these stats, but all the links are broken and I’ve been unable to find them on the UEFA site. as proof that he “doesn’t play hard every minute.”August 2012: A comparison between Messi and teammate Dani Alves showed how Messi spends roughly twice as much time in an “inactive” state.February 2013: An analysis of Messi’s (lack of) running from a Barca perspective tries to make sense of the phenomenon.April 2014: An article on ESPN FC criticized Messi’s Champions League play, based largely on the distance he ran.People have cited and/or complained about the amount Messi runs since at least 2010, and it has come up every year since. Note that Messi has been pretty good in that period.When you see a bunch of super-unusual things about one player, rather than trying to explain them all separately, it’s a good idea to try figure out how they might be related. If Messi’s low work rate was a “feature” rather than a “bug,” it could help him be the dominant player that he is. Here’s a very speculative version of what that argument would look like:A lot of soccer players run around a lot when there’s not much they can do to improve their situation. They may even continue running after they’re in the ideal location. Or even if they’re making slight improvements, they may be burning energy that would have more value being spent on runs that are higher leverage. Further, not moving unnecessarily may make it easier to keep track of what’s going on in the play, which may help the player anticipate what’s coming next.OK, that may sound fanciful, but it’s the sort of crazy idea that Messi should make us consider (feel free to propose alternatives!). And it wouldn’t be the only unconventional thing about Messi’s play that probably contributes to his advantage (e.g. his aversion to crossing passes, which until recently were considered an important part of offensive soccer strategy).This may be key to what makes him as good as he is, or it might not. The bizarre spectacle of Lionel Messi strolling along lazily shouldn’t be used either to hang him or to excuse him. Let’s not let a negative outcome against an all-time-great opponent cloud the mystery.CORRECTION (July 16, 10:16 a.m.): An earlier version of this article mischaracterized James Rodriguez’s success in the tournament as moderate. That is incorrect. It was insane. read more

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Ohio State baseball knocks down Youngstown State 30

The Ohio State baseball pitching staff, using five arms, combined for a two-hit shutout victory against Youngstown State Tuesday night, 3-0, at Bill Davis Stadium. The Buckeye hurlers combined for 10 strikeouts and did not walk a batter. The Penguins only looked more and more helpless at the plate as the game grew old – their final 13 hitters were retired in order. The lack of offense was welcomed by the sparse crowd of 495 on a night of low-40 degree temperatures, as the contest wrapped up in under two hours. The Buckeyes collected a hit and stolen base in each of the first two innings, but were unable to push any runs across the plate. Despite not allowing a hit, OSU senior starting pitcher Brett McKinney went just two frames before being pulled in favor of redshirt junior Tyler Giannonatti. After the Penguins followed suit, bringing freshman Lance Horner in to pitch the third, the first two Buckeyes reached base before the rally was brought to an abrupt end on an unassisted triple play by sophomore shortstop Phil Lipari. The unassisted triple play, with just 15 occurrences in MLB history according to MLB’s website, is more rare a feat than a perfect game. Youngstown State did not collect its first hit until the top of the fifth, when designated hitter David Saluga lined a single to right. Giannonatti would eventually pitch out of the jam, stranding a pair of base runners in his final inning of work. OSU freshman second baseman Troy Kuhn led off the sixth with a single, and was then put into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt by redshirt senior lead-off man Joe Ciamacco. The game found its first run one batter later on a base hit to center off of Horner by redshirt senior designated hitter Ryan Cypret. The rally came to an end three batters later, but not before the Buckeyes pushed an insurance run across to take a 2-0 lead. OSU would add another score the following inning on an RBI single by Kuhn, his third hit of the evening in as many at bats. OSU sophomore right-handed pitcher Trace Dempsey came in for the ninth and converted his team-leading eighth save. With three strikeouts in two innings of work, junior Greg Greve recorded the win, improving his record to 2-0. Horner took the loss in the first decision of his young career. OSU (17-8, 4-2 Big Ten) is scheduled to make a quick turnaround and welcome Miami (Ohio) to Bill Davis Stadium on Wednesday. First pitch is slated for 6:35 p.m. read more

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Ryanair flights cancelled over air traffic controllers strike tomorrow

first_imgFLIGHTS IN AND out of Ireland will be affected tomorrow as a result of industrial action by air traffic controllers in France.Ryanair has cancelled 26 flights and warned that flight delays and further cancellations should be expected. Aer Lingus has also cancelled some flights which were due to depart or travel to France tomorrow afternoon.Ryanair spokesperson Robin Kiely said the airline sincerely apologised to all passengers who have had travel plans disrupted, and said the strike by air traffic controllers was ‘unjustified’.Ryanair said that passengers who have their flights cancelled can transfer their flights by contacting Ryanair’s reservation centre.Around one third of flights at Paris’s airports are expected to be hit by the strike, according to the French aviation authority.The strike was called by four major unions  in response to French president Francois Hollande’s proposal to cut business taxes and spending.Passengers who are due to travel on Tuesday should check the status of their flight on the airline website before departing for the airport.Read: ‘Ryanair is still Robin Hood, not the Sheriff of Nottingham’ >Read: Aer Lingus is suing SIPTU >last_img read more

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Des fossiles dhommes de Néandertal retrouvés pour la première fois en Grèce

first_imgDes fossiles d’hommes de Néandertal retrouvés pour la première fois en GrèceQuatorze spécimens ont été découverts dans la grotte de Kalamakia et marquent une première en Grèce. Le pays est situé au bout d’une péninsule qui a fourni un climat propice aux hominidés pendant la dernière glaciation. Il est également un des points d’entrée les plus probables des homo sapiens et des néandertaliens en Europe. On en sait à présent un peu plus sur les migrations des hominidés. Une équipe franco-grecque a retrouvé pour la première fois des fossiles d’hommes de Neandertal en Grèce, dans la grotte de Kalamakia. Cette découverte a donné lieu à une publication le 13 mars dans le Journal of Human Evolution. Les datations indiquent que ces individus auraient pu croiser et interagir avec des homo sapiens.”Jusqu’à récemment, on en savait très peu sur la préhistoire ancienne de la Grèce, a avoue à Live Science la paléoanthropologue Katerina Harvati, principalement parce que les recherches archéologiques dans le pays se concentrent sur les périodes classiques et plus récentes. La Grèce se trouve pourtant directement sur l’une des routes les plus probables de dispersion depuis l’Afrique, via le Proche-Orient, des premiers humains et hominidés en Europe. De plus, le pays se situe au cœur d’une des trois péninsules méditerranéennes de l’Europe, ce qui en fait un refuge pour les espèces végétales et animales, et donc aussi humaines, durant la période glaciaire.”Quatorze individus retrouvésKaterina Harvati et ses collègues ont fouillé la grotte de Kalamakia pendant 13 ans. Les dépôts archéologiques qui s‘y trouvent s’étalent entre un âge de 39 000 et 100 000 ans. Les chercheurs y ont trouvé plusieurs outils comme des grattoirs en silex, en quartz et en coquillages. Les outils en pierre ont été façonnés à la manière typique des néandertaliens.Quatorze spécimens d’hominidés ont été retrouvés dans la grotte. Les restes sont très fragmentaires puisqu’il s’agit de dents, d’un petit morceau de crâne, d’une vertèbre, d’une jambe et fragments de pieds avec des marques de morsures et de mastication. Ce sont les dents qui apportent des éléments forts pour montrer qu’il s’agit bien de néandertaliens. Elles indiquent également que ces hominidés se nourrissaient apparemment de viande et de plantes diverses”Les fossiles grecs détiennent peut-être des réponses à propos de la dispersion la plus ancienne des hommes modernes et d’autres hominidés en Europe, poursuit Katerina Harvati, ainsi que la possible survie tardive des néandertaliens, ce qui formerait un des premiers cas où les deux espèces ont eu la possibilité d’interagir.”Le 1 avril 2013 à 22:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Health Worker Quarantined by Carnival Cruise Lines

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Oct 2014 – The industry that feeds us is fast becoming the industry that makes us most vulnerable; tourism is the bread and butter of most Caribbean countries and the Turks and Caicos is no exception. Over 22 million visited this part of the world last year. Several regional nations saw their populations get into an uproar over the detaining of a Dallas Health Care worker on board a Carnival cruise ship docking in their ports last Friday. The woman, who worked at the very same facility where the US first Ebola case and death was recorded, was on vacation when she was quarantined by Carnival Cruise Lines, which said: “At no point in time has the individual exhibited any symptoms or signs of infection, and it has been 19 days since she was in the lab with the testing samples.” This was scary stuff for Belize, the Cayman Islands, Nassau and Freeport in The Bahamas and others who shunned the Carnival Magic. Magnetic Media checked, and found conflicting information for the TCI; Trip Advisor publishing a post, reportedly from the Carnival Magic while docked at the Grand Turk Cruise Center last week Wednesday… but the port schedule showing that there were actually no cruises in on that day, and no planned or documented trips by the Carnival Magic for October. A CNS news report explained this: The cruise ship carrying the lab technician had left from Galveston, Texas, on 12 October before the woman had been notified of active monitoring by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this according to US authorities. It was said, news that a lab technician was vacationing on the ship so soon after handing samples demonstrates how easily the deadly and contagious Ebola virus could spread. Freeport Man Killed in ‘The Ghetto’, Homicide Count Now At 100 Recommended for you Related Items:belize, Carnival Cruise Lines, carnival magic, Ebola, freeport, nassau, the Cayman Islands Radical rogues ruining Bahamas tourism reputation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Govt bids to buy Lucayan Strip resorts, PM Minnis tours sitelast_img read more

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Department Of Health And Human Services Looking At Texas Military Bases To

first_imgAP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, fileFILE – In this Oct. 2, 2012 file photo, U.S. Border Patrol agents patrol the border fence in Naco, Ariz. National guard contingents in U.S. states that border Mexico say they are waiting for guidance from Washington to determine what they will do following President Donald Trump’s proclamation directing deployment to fight illegal immigration and drug smuggling. Governors of the border states of Arizona and New Mexico have welcomed deployment of the Guard along the southwest border as a matter of public safety. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)The Department of Health and Human Services is looking at three Texas military bases to hold minors apprehended along the southern border.Officials told NPR they consider factors like cost, distance from the border, and nearby cities or airports when choosing sites.Jennifer Podkul is with advocacy group Kids In Need Of Defense.“The shortcoming of these emergency facilities is you don’t have good infrastructure like you do in the regular shelters. Like educators on staff who are able to provide consistent hours of education. You don’t have, necessarily, appropriate outdoor recreation space because you’re on a military base, and you’re confined to a certain area that’s not in use,” explained Podkul.Podkul warns that a policy of separating families, and prosecuting parents, could mean that their children stay in federal custody longer.Detained parents, she says, would not be able to sponsor their children out of emergency shelters. Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Related Content News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Technology | October 16, 2014 FDA Clears Konica Minolta Wireless Digital Radiography Solution Konica Minolta’s new AeroDR XE receives FDA clearance Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more center_img News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more October 15, 2014 — Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced that the new AeroDR XE wireless digital radiography system received FDA clearance. Healthcare providers in the demanding ER/Trauma rooms and ICU/CCU units need simple, reliable and robust primary imaging solutions that deliver the information they need to make important patient care decisions.Designed to provide high-capacity imaging in extreme “on the go” environments the robust and highly durable AeroDR XE is also ideal for teaching hospitals, portable use and at the bedside. Built to endure the rigors of extreme imaging environments outside the radiology department, the AeroDR XE combines the industry’s most robust wireless DR panel with a simple software interface. The AeroDR XE weights 5.7 lbs. and is the lightest panel on the market.DQE enables high-resolution images with dose effiency that provides the information clinicians need in fast-paced environments. Additionally, the improved lithium ion capacitor now lasts a full shift or 300 images. Grip strips help technologists handle the panel while new panel drop sensors and monitoring provide ongoing data on panel handling to help reduce repair costs. For more information: www.konicaminolta.com. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Deloitte Consumer Spending Largely Flat in February

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Consumer spending Deloitte Home Prices Investors Jobs Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers Unemployment 2013-03-20 Tory Barringer Share Deloitte: Consumer Spending Largely Flat in February in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicingcenter_img March 20, 2013 413 Views “”Deloitte’s””:http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_US/us/index.htm Consumer Spending Index experienced a minor bump in February as “”a decline in initial unemployment claims and a rise in real average hourly earnings offset negative forces,”” the company reported Wednesday.[IMAGE]The index, which tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future spending, rose slightly to 4.0 last month from a reading 3.9 in January. While the increase was relatively small, it turns around three straight months of declines.[COLUMN_BREAK]””The economic fundamentals that influence consumer spending are aligning,”” said Patricia Buckley, director of economic policy and analysis for Deloitte and author of the monthly index. “”Financial institutions and the markets are stronger, and consumer confidence and real spending appear to be weathering the 2013 payroll tax increases fairly well. Absent the uncertainty surrounding the impact of the sequester, an economic turnaround would likely be imminent.””The index comprises four components: tax burden, initial unemployment claims, real wages, and real home prices.According to Deloitte, the tax burden rose nearly 2 percent on a year-over-year basis in February to 11.29 percent.Meanwhile, first-time unemployment claims continued to trend downward to 352,750, falling more than 6 percent year-over-year. Hourly real wages increased modestly over the past three months to $8.78.At the same time, Deloitte reported a slight downtick in real new home prices. Prices fell about 0.5 percent on an annual basis to $97,925.last_img read more

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StoneHill Names National Director for Sales and Marketing

first_imgStoneHill Names National Director for Sales and Marketing Share Movers & Shakers StoneHill Group 2014-08-25 Tory Barringer in Headlines, News, Uncategorizedcenter_img August 25, 2014 485 Views In Atlanta, the StoneHill Group appointed Wade Hamby as national director of sales and marketing.Hamby has more than 25 years of executive experience in mortgage lending, outsourcing, and quality control and also brings a background in risk management, loss mitigation, and fulfillment services, including both wholesale and correspondent relationships.Most recently, Hamby served StoneHill as business development manager for the eastern United States. Before that, he served as VP of business development for the Southeast for AmeriCU Mortgage, VP and division manager for Triad Guaranty, and VP at Hovde Financial. He was also formerly president of AboutYourMortgage.com, a Web-based mortgage services provider.Outside of work, Hamby has also been active in numerous trade organizations throughout his career and is a past recipient of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Florida’s Brown L. Whatley Award, an honor given to outstanding members for their contributions to the association and to the industry in Florida.”We’ve been very fortunate to have Wade on our team during a period of accelerated growth for our company,” said David Green, founder and CEO of the StoneHill Group. “His promotion complements our plans to dramatically increase our company’s footprint in the mortgage marketplace. With Wade leading our sales and marketing efforts, we expect great things to happen.”last_img read more

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GAO Nonbank Servicers Need More Oversight

first_imgGAO: Nonbank Servicers Need More Oversight GAO Nonbank servicers U.S. Government Accountability Office 2016-04-12 Seth Welborn The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said that nonbank mortgage servicers need more oversight from both the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as the share of mortgages serviced by nonbanks has nearly quadrupled since 2012, according to a report released by the GAO on Monday.Nonbank servicers are now servicing almost a quarter of the nation’s $9.9 billion in outstanding residential mortgage loans (about 24.2 percent) as of June 2015, having increased from 6.8 percent in 2012. But the GAO pointed out that while the nonbank servicers’ portfolios have skyrocketed in the last few years, their internal controls and operating systems have generally not advanced at the same rate—an issue the CFPB and others have also pointed out. The reason for the tremendous growth of nonbank servicers’ portfolios is largely the result of banks exiting the mortgage space following the financial crisis due to an ever-increasing number of delinquent loans, among other factors.The report, titled “Nonbank Mortgage Servicers: Existing Regulatory Oversight Could Be Strengthened,” noted that the CFPB, which directly oversees nonbank servicers to make sure they are compliant with federal laws that govern consumer financial protection, does not have a full record of entities under its purview because it lacks a mechanism to develop a comprehensive list of nonbank servicers. The GAO also noted in the report that FHFA has indirect oversight over third parties that do business with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but unlike bank regulators, FHFA lacks the statutory authority to examine the third parties and identify risks that could possibly affect Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.“Congress should consider granting FHFA authority to examine third parties that do business with the enterprises,” the GAO recommended. “In addition, CFPB should take steps to collect more data on the identity and number of nonbank servicers. FHFA agreed that there should be parity among financial institution regulators in oversight authority of regulated entities and third parties they do business with. CFPB agreed that more data could supplement existing information but noted that the current data limitation does not materially affect its work.”Click here to view the GAO’s full report.Click here to view the highlights of the GAO’s report. Sharecenter_img April 12, 2016 551 Views in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News, Servicinglast_img read more

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Lucerne Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler

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