The UKs Royal Television Society RTS has named

first_imgThe UK’s Royal Television Society (RTS) has named the winner of its annual RTS Young Technologist Award.Kathleen Gray, guarantee broadcast engineer at NEP UK Broadcast Services, was chosen to receive the award by a panel of judges chaired by Terry Marsh, Digital Media Consultant.Gray graduated from Southampton Solent University before joining NEP UK Broadcast Services. She has been engineer in charge on some of NEP UK’s largest projects, including ITV’s Love Island. She was also involved in the installation and commissioning of four new UHD trucks and regularly takes the lead on Sky Sports UHD Premiership Football. Most recently she has headed-up the deployment of Host Broadcasting facilities at Wimbledon on behalf of the BBC.Terry Marsh, chair of the RTS Young Technologist Award jury, said: “The RTS Young Technologist Award is important as it recognises outstanding technologists of the future, who are vital to the success of the industry. Kathleen impressed the jury with her swift career trajectory and her total commitment and dedication to delivering quality to production teams, who see her as a trusted and respected point of contact. Her dedication was also clear in her ability to be across every detail of her work whilst also seeing the bigger picture.”last_img read more

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Starz original Now Apocalypse Lionsgateowned stre

first_imgStarz original Now ApocalypseLionsgate-owned streaming service Starzplay has launched as an Apple TV channel across Europe and Latin American territories including the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia.Starzplay will be available as an Apple TV channel in the Apple TV app for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Samsung Smart TV users. The expansion of the Starzplay global footprint combined with the existing territories covered by the Starzplay Arabia platform throughout the Middle East and Africa, means that by July 1, Starzplay will be streaming in 51 countries worldwide.Starz said that said that future Starz Original series would be available exclusively on Starzplauy day-and-date with the US.New episodes of historical drama The Spanish Princess as well as the full second season of Vidaare available now on Starzplay and will be followed next month by supernatural, spy thriller The Rook.Starzplay is already available in Germany and the UK on Amazon Channels, and launched earlier this year in Spain on Vodafone and Orange’s platforms.Speaking on Lionsgate’s first quarter earnings call, CEO Jon Feltheimer said that the company was “bringing Starz around the world”.Feltheimer said that “with only 5% penetration of subscription video on-demand services worldwide, we believe that the international market is a US$45 billion opportunity for us that will result in between 15 million and 25 million new Starzplay international subscribers by 2025”.He said that Lionsgate had been able to tap into the reach of Apple and Amazon Prime to accelerate the development of the service.“We’re off to a great start scaling rapidly across multiple territories to give us an early mover advantage ahead of other premium players. And to preserve that early mover advantage, we will continue to lean into the Starzplay international expansion with additional investment,” he said.Feltheimer said that Starzplay now had three million international subscribers including over a million for Starzplay Arabia.CFO Jimmy Barge said that the company’s target was to have between 15-25 million international subscribers across the 51 countries the platform reaches within five years, and for international losses from the venture to peak at between US$125 million and US$150 million in 2020.He said he expected Starzplay to be profitable by fiscal 2023.Barge said thegroup planned “to raise equity against Starzplay to help finance this international roll out”.last_img read more

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Bud Conrad sits with Kitco News to talk about gold

first_imgBud Conrad sits with Kitco News to talk about gold, as well as the US dollar losing its power as the reserve currency. Hear his thoughts on a return to a gold standard as well as what he thinks of the Fed. “The fed does some things that we need to have done…” he says. “But they have far too much power and I don’t think they should be bailing out the big banks and the federal government to the level that they are.” Don’t miss our interview with a keynote speaker at the Metals & Minerals Investment Conference in New York. Kitco News, May 14, 2014.last_img read more

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Recommended Links

first_img Recommended Links An Important New Project For Men and Women Who Need To Seriously Grow Their Wealth Over the Next 3 to 5 Years This is a new Bonner & Partners project, with an ambitious goal: To teach you how to find the small stocks of today with the potential to become the biggest stock market winners of tomorrow. Success is not guaranteed. We could fail completely. But if it all works out the way former banker Chris Mayer intends it to, just one of these ideas could fund your whole retirement. If you have the courage to learn more, click here for the full details of this new project. Bill Editor’s note: Bill and his team released an eye-opening video that digs deeper into the fake money system. Click here to see exactly why America is on the verge of being ripped apart—and what you should start doing today to protect your savings. – Huge Corruption Scandal: Why Is No One Talking About This? This is the most sophisticated case of political corruption we’ve ever seen… But it’s not happening in Russia… Ukraine… or even China. The biggest offenders are right here, in the United States of America. Click here for details.center_img — Editor’s note: This weekend, we’re featuring two new, must-read essays from Agora founder Bill Bonner. Below, Bill explains the real problem President-elect Donald Trump faces. As you’ll see, it’s one he has no chance of beating… People can believe whatever they want. But sooner or later, real life intervenes. We just like to see the looks on their faces when it does. By that measure, 2017 may be our best year ever. Rarely have so many people believed so many impossible things. Worst in Class Automaker General Motors (GM) used to have an assembly plant in East Baltimore. Then one Friday in May 2005, at 4:30 in the afternoon, the last Chevrolet Astro van rolled off the assembly line at the Broening Highway General Motors Plant. Some eyes misted up. Some were angry. Some laughed. The van hadn’t been updated in 20 years. It was widely seen as a safety hazard and voted “worst in its class” by the experts. Peter Morici, a professor of business at the University of Maryland, summed up GM’s problem to a reporter for The Baltimore Sun: If you sell an inferior product and you expect a premium price, you’re going to go out of business. In its heyday, the plant operated two shifts and employed 7,000 workers. Dundalk, the nearest neighborhood, boomed – with bar traffic ebbing and flowing as one shift took up work where another left off. But by 2004, the shop was spinning its wheels. GM owed so much to the past – in the form of pension and medical benefits to retired employees – it had little money or attention available for the future. The company paid out more than $5 billion that year for retirees’ aching backs, high blood pressure, and other ailments. A year later, the plant sputtered to a halt and went silent. The thousand-plus GM workers still on the job in Maryland grumbled. But no one, as far as we know, suggested punishing the company with a penalty tax on Michigan-made vans sold in the state. For some reason – never explained – Marylanders may bristle at cheap imports from Mexico or China. But they seem to take imports from Michigan or California in stride. Border Tax But what’s this? GM now produces the Chevrolet Cruze, a cheap domestic automobile favored by the people left behind by globalization and financialization. It is assembled in Mexico. President-elect Donald Trump indignantly tweets that GM: …is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border. Make in U.S.A. or pay big border tax! Both of those options presume a higher sticker price for the Cruze. Neither the president-elect nor his trade guru, economics Ph.D. Peter Navarro, have revealed how forcing Trump supporters to pay more for a basic set of wheels would help them. Of course, no one knows how or when such a choice would be imposed. But one thing is sure: Someone is going to be disappointed. It’s not what he doesn’t know that gets a man into trouble, as someone once pointed out; it’s what he thinks he knows that ain’t so. And, usually, he thinks he knows that someone other than himself is doing something he oughtn’t. Mr. Trump, and apparently much of the U.S. electorate, thinks GM oughtn’t be assembling its autos in Mexico. Why not? Because it causes U.S. jobs to migrate south of the border. But why is a job north of the Rio Grande better than a job south of it? That, too, has never been adequately explained. Only one person can have a job. If it is not you, what do you care if it goes to someone in Detroit or someone in Guadalajara? Presumably, people in both cities are equally charming and equally worthy of employment. A Better Deal? In addition to trying to preserve the past in the U.S., Mr. Trump says he is keen to negotiate better trade deals. We understand free trade. But the exact nature of a “better” trade deal has never been explained, either. As near as we can tell, it is like a “better” calendar, with 100 days so it is easier to keep track of… a “better” election process, in which your candidate always wins. China exploits its working people to undercut U.S. manufacturers, say the critics. Its factories don’t have to abide by U.S. safety, environmental, or labor rules. Pretty underhanded, isn’t it? Dastardly. Real capitalist pigs, those Chinese, right? “Yes,” says the man about to get himself into trouble. “The Chinese are bad people… doing a bad thing. We have to retaliate.” In today’s Wall Street Journal, for example, Trump’s trade negotiator, Robert Lighthizer, says he wants to “level the playing field for American workers.” But perhaps he should get out one of those new laser levels. Who breathes polluted air? Who works 12-hour shifts in unheated factories? Who makes $1 an hour without complaining so that someone on the other side of the planet can get an “everyday low price” on some gewgaw at Walmart? Currently, Americans get useful gadgets and gizmos made in China and shipped here at Chinese expense. In return, U.S. shoppers give the Chinese pieces of green paper (or the electronic version thereof). The sellers, who already have plenty of our currency, are at a loss as to what to do with more of it. Typically, they sell their dollars for Treasury securities. In other words, they trade one IOU for another from the same issuer. Since 1990, the accumulated U.S. trade deficit with China has topped $4 trillion and is now running at about $1 billion every 24 hours. Americans have gotten autos, computers, TVs, and the other paraphernalia of modern life here in the U.S. In return, the Chinese have gotten precisely nothing. The IOUs have never been redeemed. And never will be. One of the amusements of the year ahead will be to see how Team Trump improves THAT deal! But wait. This fake money system – not free trade – is the real problem. It may be a great “deal” for U.S. consumers. But it is a disaster for the U.S. Main Street economy. More to come… Regards,last_img read more

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Labours shadow minister for disabled people has d

first_imgLabour’s shadow minister for disabled people has dispelled any doubts about Labour’s support for the Justice for Jodey Whiting petition, making it clear that she backs every one of its demands.Marsha deCordova said this week that she backs everything the petition calls for,including an inquiry into links between the Department for Work and Pensions(DWP) and the deaths of disabled benefit claimants, and for any evidence ofcriminal misconduct by ministers and civil servants to be passed to the police.The petition has now been signed by more than25,000 people in less than three weeks. If the petition secures 100,000signatures it should be debated in the House of Commons.The need forevidence of criminal misconduct to be passed to police is a key demand of thepetition, following years of evidence that the actions of senior DWPfigures, including ministers, have been clearly linked to the deaths ofdisabled people. The call fora police investigation has been strongly backed by the eight families who havesupported the petition.De Cordova, who has been prominent this week in highlighting the government’scontinuing failure to appoint a new minister for disabled people following the resignation of SarahNewton, said: “Isupport each of the demands of this petition.“There is anurgent need for an independent inquiry into these deaths and I will write tothe minister asking for one. It is not enough for the department to be its ownjudge and jury.“The DWP isnot fit for purpose and has failed disabled people with tragic consequences.Their families and friends deserve answers. “It isshameful that the DWP continues to ignore the impact that its policies arehaving.“The governmentmust immediately scrap the cruel and callous assessment framework for ESA andPIP and punitive sanctions regime, which has created a hostile environment fordisabled people.”The petition was launched following the death of Jodey Whiting (pictured) and is set up in her name, with the backing of Black Triangle, Disabled People Against Cuts, Mental Health Resistance Network and WOWcampaign, as well as DNS.DWP failedfive times to follow its own safeguarding rules in the weeks leading up to hersuicide in February 2017, an independent investigation found in February.Jodey Whiting,who had a long history of mental distress, had her out-of-work disabilitybenefits stopped for missing a work capability assessment when she wasseriously ill. She took her own life just 15 days later.There has alsobeen strong support for the petition this week from Disability Labour, which represents disabled members of the party.FranSpringfield, its co-chair, said Disability Labour supported all four of thepetition’s demands.She said: “Theway the DWP treats disabled claimants is to disbelieve us, lie and use badlanguage about us on forms and fail to take notice when we report feelingsuicidal.  “Yes, theDWP is institutionally disablist and it has not been fit for purpose since IainDuncan Smith’s time as DWP secretary. “We totallysupport the need for urgent action on safety. There should be an inquiry and ifthat shows misconduct or misfeasance in public office, the law must take itscourse.”WayneBlackburn, her fellow co-chair, pointed to DWP’s “appalling record” on how ittreats its own staff.He highlighteda DNS report last year which revealed that the EmploymentTribunal had dealt with almost 60 claimsof disability discrimination taken against DWP by its own staff over a 20-monthperiod, which he said was “utterly disgraceful”.Springfield added:“Disability Labour believes that the most important result of [an inquiry]should be that legislation and systems are put in place to ensure that deathssuch as Jodey’s never happen again. “The DWP inits current state is clearly no longer fit for purpose. It must be radicallyreformed.”To sign the petition, click on this link. If you sign the petition, please note that you will need to confirm your signature by clicking on an email you will be sent automatically by the House of Commons petitions committeeA note from the editor:Please consider making a voluntary financial contribution to support the work of DNS and allow it to continue producing independent, carefully-researched news stories that focus on the lives and rights of disabled people and their user-led organisations. Please do not contribute if you cannot afford to do so, and please note that DNS is not a charity. It is run and owned by disabled journalist John Pring and has been from its launch in April 2009. Thank you for anything you can do to support the work of DNS…last_img read more

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Tesla Says Model 3 Orders Top 10 Billion in First 36 Hours

first_img 2 min read Tesla Image credit: Reuters via Handout | Tesla Motors April 4, 2016 Next Article Add to Queue Tesla Motors Inc. said orders for its new Model 3 electric sedan topped 253,000 in the first 36 hours — a fast start for the company’s first mass-market vehicle, which may not begin to reach customers for another 18 months or more.Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted on Friday that the Model 3, which is slated to go into production in late 2017, will sell at an average price of $42,000, including the price of options and additional features, which would give the initial flurry of orders an estimated retail value of $10.6 billion.That intense interest, fanned in part by a steady stream of tweets by Musk, could help boost Tesla’s stock price, which closed Friday at $237.59, up 3.4 percent. The stock has soared more than 60 percent since hitting a 12-month low in February.The car’s average selling price projected by Musk is well above the $35,000 base price. Analysts earlier had estimated the first Model 3s off the factory line in Fremont, Calif., could be loaded with extra equipment and sell for $50,000 to$60,000.Tesla has undertaken a costly expansion of the Fremont plant, aiming to boost annual capacity to 500,000 by 2020, with production of the Model 3, the company’s first mass-market car, ramping up slowly through 2019.Some analysts said the company could have trouble filling all the initial Model 3 orders, which are accompanied by a refundable $1,000 deposit, until 2020.Barclays analyst Brian Johnson on Friday said the heavy influx of Model 3 orders “sets the stage for an equity offering” later this year by Tesla, much of which would go toward factory construction and product development.Johnson had estimated Tesla could take 250,000-300,000 orders for the car by the end of June.Musk unveiled a prototype of the Model 3, a smaller companion to the Model S sedan and Model X utility vehicle, amid considerable fanfare on Thursday night.Some prospective buyers who placed early orders may have anticipated paying a lower price for the Model 3 after factoring in a $7,500 federal tax credit on electric cars. But that credit begins to phase out once manufacturers sell more than 200,000 EVs — a mark that Tesla, at its current sales pace, is likely to surpass next year before the first Model 3 is delivered.(Reporting by Paul Lienert in Detroit; Editing by Alan Crosby) Reuters center_img Tesla Says Model 3 Orders Top $10 Billion in First 36 Hours This story originally appeared on Reuters –shares Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

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Worlds First Crowd Promotion App Set to Shake up the Sharing Economy

first_imgMNFST, the world’s first crowd promotion platform which connects brands with nano influencers has launched on Android and IOS following a successful investment round.Promising a new approach to Influencer Marketing, the MNFST platform allows all users of Twitter and Instagram to earn money through brand collaborations in just three simple steps, irrespective of their number of followers.MNFST, standing for Manifest, allows users to manifest their social channels into a lucrative business, calculating each individual’s ‘Social Capital Score’ via a proprietary algorithm that determines their influence and projected earnings for their participation in brand campaigns. Users of the app have complete discretion over the brands they partner with, acting as an authentic voice of influence towards their follower base.Marketing Technology News: Lionbridge Launches Lionbridge AI, Extends Leadership Position in AI Data Training ServicesThe app is able to connect brands with a previously untapped online community of the ‘everyday’ social media users – those who have a small but loyal following of family and friends – by operating on a Crowd Promotion basis. This unlocks the potential for unparalleled reach and maximum return on investment when a brand collaborator uses MNFST as a standalone Marketing channel, or if it adds MNFST into the Paid Social and Influencer Marketing mix.Those who run campaigns with MNFST have access to a community of over 800 designers who can create a suite of campaign assets in the form of 2D, 3D, video and AR  adverts. The app is also pioneering a new visual format of Segmentation, allowing the user to be transported into a different setting via their phone camera. As they take a picture of themselves, they are ‘cut out’ and placed into a new background. Other technologies embedded in the app include face tracking, to ensure all posts have a human visual in the shot and object recognition, which scans for inappropriate content.The founders were inspired by the rise of the sharing economy – just as anyone can rent out their home or room on Airbnb, now anyone can monetize their social media profile with MNFST.Currently available in the UK and Poland, the app operates an innovative auction-based pricing model that allows brands to set payment offers based on price per impression – such as 1p per impression – which is then translated into a unique, non-negotiable monetary offer to the user.Marketing Technology News: Internet Grows to 351.8 Million Domain Name Registrations in the First Quarter of 2019Misha Sokolov, the co-founder of MNFST, comments “Our mission is to help people grow their Digital Assets by empowering them to support the brands they genuinely like and benefit from it monetarily or morally via supporting brands and/or charities.”“This new breed of influencer doesn’t have a fanbase of millions or a blue tick, but offers brands an unrivaled sense of authenticity and transparency, and boasts a highly engaged, loyal ‘fanbase’. These influencers want to share content they love, with the people who they care about most – and now they can get rewarded to do exactly that” Misha continues.At a time when the Social Media Advertising market is estimated to reach $100 billion in 2019, MNFST aims to boost growth even further by effectively creating a new advertising surface.Companies have been quick to recognize the potential of MNFST, with current partners including Ideal Flatmate, The Prince’s Trust, and Shelter. Gett taxi service, the first company to run a campaign with the app, saw over 3000 people participate its ‘Gett Green’ campaign – raising awareness of its eco-friendly fleet of electric cabs – within five weeks, with posts on Instagram and Twitter generating over four million impressions and nearly 400 shares. It resulted in a cost per impression that was almost three times lower than the cost of Facebook advertising.Dave Waiser, Founder & CEO of Gett, Europe’s leading ride-sharing solution says: “MNFST has a truly innovative approach to Digital Marketing; one which Gett, as a fellow disruptor and tech innovator, highly appreciates. We were very impressed by how quickly the MNFST team was able to ramp up and scale, and in a way that was not only seamless to operate, but also very much on brand – and consumer-friendly. We are eager to see what the MNFST team does next – and look forward to playing a part in their successful path forward.”Marketing Technology News: Mobiquity’s AdCop Finds Ad Fraud Lurking Below the FloorMisha adds: “Prior to MNFST, less than 1% of the global Social Media community were able to use their profiles as valuable assets. MNFST breaks down that barrier and offers this opportunity to millions – whilst giving brands a chance to harness the power and massive potential of crowd referral.” Influencer marketingMarketing TechnologyMNFST platformNewsSocial Capital ScoreSocial Media Previous ArticleYext Transforms Search with Brand Verified AnswersNext ArticleCofense Report Reveals Weaknesses in Secure Email Gateways, Illustrates Critical Role of Human Intelligence in Phishing Defense World’s First Crowd Promotion App Set to Shake up the Sharing Economy – by Allowing Anyone to Monetise Their Social Media Profiles MTS Staff WriterJune 4, 2019, 6:02 pmJune 10, 2019 last_img read more

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Hypertensive patients with progressive cerebral small vessel disease have increased cognitive impairment

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 4 2019Patients with high blood pressure and progression of periventricular white matter hyperintensities showed signs of cognitive impairment despite taking medication to lower their blood pressure, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.High blood pressure has been linked to an increased risk for dementia, but what’s unclear is what kinds of subtle negative changes take place in the brain that may affect cognitive function. Finding new ways to detect minor types of cognitive impairment may help determine who is at risk for early-stage dementia.In this study, researchers looked at 345 men and women with a median age of 65 who had high blood pressure. Patients underwent brain imaging scans, were tested in cognitive function areas including execution, memory and attention, and were followed for about four years. Patients’ average blood pressure during follow-up was 144.5/76.5 mm Hg. The American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology 2017 hypertension guidelines revised the definition of hypertension and classified it as a blood pressure reading of 130/80 mm Hg instead of 140/90.To understand what was going on in the brain, researchers looked at the brain’s white matter. White matter is important because it connects different regions of the brain, serving as a kind of infrastructure. Specifically, researchers looked at periventricular white matter, located in the central part of the brain. Periventricular white matter acts as a bridge between distant brain regions and serves an important role in cognitive function. Lesions or abnormalities found in periventricular white matter could signal cognitive impairment.Related StoriesNew therapy shows promise in preventing brain damage after traumatic brain injuryRush University Medical Center offers new FDA-approved treatment for brain aneurysmsStroke should be treated 15 minutes earlier to save lives, study suggestsDuring the study, 9 percent of the group developed mild cognitive impairment which may increase the risk for dementia. There was also a connection for periventricular white matter changes and the risk of mild cognitive impairment. Researchers found that patients with a progression of periventricular white matter abnormalities showed a six-fold increased risk of mild cognitive decline.The study observed that the progression of periventricular white matter abnormalities aligned with cognitive decline in global and executive function; small vessel bleeding in the brain was found to be related to a decline in attention.Although the development of brain lesions may be considered “silent” conditions in which patients do not feel or are unaware of symptoms, if left untreated, the risks of more severe forms of cognitive decline may increase. Researchers say more study is needed to better understand how periventricular white matter changes triggers cognitive decline.”The brain is an organ exposed to a high volume of blood flow and it is very vulnerable to sustained high blood pressure levels, and this might be happening silently or with mild symptoms, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences,” said lead author Joan Jiménez Balado, Ph.D. student, Psychologist, M.Sc. in Neuroscience at the Institut de Recerca Hospital Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona, Spain. “High blood pressure and its consequences are really ‘covert’ diseases that tend to progress if it is not well managed.”Source: https://newsroom.heart.org/news/cognitive-impairment-risk-increased-in-hypertensive-patients-with-progressive-cerebral-small-vessel-disease?preview=35c4last_img read more

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Researchers find mechanism behind susceptibility to viral infections

first_imgDr Low is also Associate Professor at Duke-NUS’ EID Programme and co-corresponding author of this study.These findings also imply that preventing conditions known to place cells under increased stress and altered metabolism, such as obesity, could prevent disease from viral infections.The team is currently starting another clinical trial in 2020 to test if suppressing the early immune response can reduce the likelihood of getting sick from a viral infection. Source:Duke-NUS Medical SchoolJournal reference:Chan, K.R. et al. (2019) Metabolic perturbations and cellular stress underpin susceptibility to symptomatic live-attenuated yellow fever infection. Nature Medicine. doi.org/10.1038/s41591-019-0510-7. Our findings show that increased levels of stress and altered metabolism of an individual’s immune cells are factors that make one prone to developing symptoms during an infection. Correspondingly, this tells us that immune cells and metabolic pathways could be useful targets to develop treatments for yellow fever or other flaviviral infections.”Associate Professor Jenny Low, Senior Consultant at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital and Co-Director of ViREMiCS Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Jul 16 2019A team of researchers from the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medicine Centre’s Viral Research and Experimental Medicine Centre (ViREMiCS) found that immune cells undergoing stress and an altered metabolism are the reasons why some individuals become sick from viral infections while others do not, when exposed to the same virus.The findings, published in top medical journal Nature Medicine, have important implications for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases caused by flaviviral infections such as dengue fever, congenital Zika syndrome and yellow fever. Flaviviral infections, a family of virus infections transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks, are major health concerns as they spread rapidly and lack licensed treatments.Most viral infections result in a range of outcomes even when individuals are infected with the same amount of virus in their blood. For example, up to two-thirds of all dengue virus infections result in no symptoms, while the remaining one-third go on to develop dengue fever and even fewer progress to severe dengue. Understanding why this happens could lead to new ways of preventing disease and reduce the burden of some viral diseases.”We investigated why some individuals do not get sick despite being infected with the same virus, while others develop symptoms and infections. Understanding the molecular events that lead to development of symptoms could lead to new prevention and treatment methods for infectious diseases worldwide,” said Professor Ooi Eng Eong, Deputy Director of the Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School and Professor, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute. Prof Ooi is also Co-director of ViREMiCS, Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, National University of Singapore and the corresponding author of this study.Related StoriesDogs and cats relieve academic stress and lift students’ mood, according to a new studyIt is okay for women with lupus to get pregnant with proper care, says new studyAMSBIO offers new, best-in-class CAR-T cell range for research and immunotherapyThe team conducted two clinical trials involving more than 100 healthy adults using the yellow fever vaccine, one of the most effective vaccines in the world with an excellent safety profile. The team analysed the blood profiles of the volunteers immediately before and after vaccination, and found that individuals whose blood cells had increased levels of stress from protein production and altered metabolism before vaccination went on to develop flu-like symptoms after vaccination. Increased stress and altered metabolism resulted in earlier than expected activation of the immune response that was linked with development of symptoms.last_img read more

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Do you know why and how you forget passwords

first_img Provided by Rutgers University Credit: CC0 Public Domain How to pick a new password, now that Twitter wants one Explore further “Websites focus on telling users if their passwords are weak or strong, but they do nothing to help people remember passwords,” said Janne Lindqvist, study co-author and assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering.”Our model could be used to predict the memorability of passwords, measure whether people remember them and prompt password system designers to provide incentives for people to log in regularly,” Lindqvist said. “Logging in more often helps people remember passwords.”It’s well-known that text-based passwords are hard to remember and people prefer simple, unsecure passwords. The study found evidence that human memory naturally adapts based on an estimate of how often a password will be needed. Important, frequently used passwords are less likely to be forgotten, and system designers need to consider the environment in which passwords are used and how memory works over time.”Many people struggle with passwords because you need a lot of them nowadays,” Lindqvist said. “People get frustrated. Our major findings include that password forgetting aligns well with one of the psychological theories of memory and predicting forgetting of passwords.The peer-reviewed study by researchers at Rutgers-New Brunswick and Aalto University in Finland was formally published last month at the 27th USENIX Security Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland. The symposium—a tier-1 international conference—covered novel and scientifically significant practical advances in computer security. Citation: Do you know why and how you forget passwords? (2018, September 6) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-passwords.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Do you frequently forget passwords to a baffling array of accounts and websites? Much depends on a password’s importance and how often you use it, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick-led study that could spur improved password technology and use. More information: Study paper: www.lindqvistlab.org/s/USENIXS … ttingofpasswords.pdflast_img read more

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New technology for machine translation now available

first_imgCredit: CC0 Public Domain Provided by Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) https://www.nwo.nl/onderzoek-en-resultaten/programmas/open+technologieprogramma/projecten/2012/2012-12271 The methodology is used in the application Matching Data, offered by TAUS, an important think tank in the field of machine translation. This application tackles a big challenge within digital translation: for a good translation it is necessary to train the translation machine with reliable sources and datasets that contain the relevant type of words. For example, translating a legal text requires a completely different vocabulary and a different type of translation than for example, a newspaper report.Successful implementationIn 2013 the DatAptor project, supervised by Professor Khalil Sima’an of the UvA Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, received funding from Technology foundation STW (now: NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences) to deal with this problem. The research results of the DatAptor project have now been successfully implemented by think tank TAUS. They offer the new technology under the name Matching Data.On the weblog of TAUS Sima’an says: “Our dream was to make the world wide web itself the source of all data selections. But we decided to start more modest and make the very large TAUS Data repository our hunting field first. In DatAptor we learned that every domain is a mixture of many subdomains. The combinatorics of subdomains in a very large repository harbors a wealth of new, untapped selections. Therefore, if the user provides a Query corpus representing their domain of interest, the Matching Data method is likely to find a suitable selection in the repository.” More information: Data-Powered Domain-Specific Translation Services On Demand (DatAptor) Google moves to curb gender bias in translation This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. A new methodology to improve machine translation has become available this month through the University of Amsterdam. The project DatAptor, funded by NWO/STW, increasingly advances translation machines by selecting data sets. Citation: New technology for machine translation now available (2019, January 22) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-technology-machine.html Explore furtherlast_img read more

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Congress MLA likens Goa crisis to political prostitution

first_img Next Congress MLA likens Goa crisis to political prostitutionThe Congress has alleged that the 10 MLAs were lured by money and promises of ministerial positions in return for switching over.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service Panaji (Goa)July 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 14:47 IST 10 Congress MLAs from Goa joined BJP (Image: ANI)Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo on Friday likened the current political upheaval in Goa, with 10 party legislators rebelling and later joining the BJP, as “political prostitution”.”There is no sorrow or joy in politics. Politics, what has happened this time is only political prostitution. We cannot talk about it,” Reginaldo told the media after a brief meeting with Goa Forward President Vijay Sardesai at the latter’s residence.The Congress has alleged that the 10 MLAs were lured by money and promises of ministerial positions in return for switching over.Sardesai, a Deputy Chief Minister and two other Ministers are likely to be dropped from the Pramod Sawant-led government, after the Bharatiya Janata Party inducted the 10 Congress MLAs on Wednesday, following which the PARTY now has a healthy majority of 27 in the 40-member Goa Legislative Assembly.Reginaldo said that his visit to Sardesai’s residence “was casual”.”It was a casual visit. I thought I should meet him now. When you are in power everybody visits you. When you are not in power, there lies the real charm, when you visit somebody when you are not in power,” he added.Also read | Manohar Parrikar’s style of politics is over: Goa BJP allyAlso read | BJP took different direction after father’s death: Manohar Parrikar’s son on Goa crisisAlso watch | Watch: JP Nadda welcomes 10 rebel Goa Congress MLAs into BJPFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnumika Bahukhandi Tags :Follow GoaFollow Goa crisisFollow congressFollow Aleixo Reginaldo Lourencolast_img read more

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