Dexcom and Nick Jonas Raise Their Voices for Diabetes Awareness

first_imgDexcom, Inc., a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes, announced today it has partnered with multi-talented recording artist and actor, Nick Jonas, who has type 1 diabetes, to raise awareness of the benefits of CGM for people with diabetes.Video: Nick Jonas | Dexcom CGM User | Type 1 DiabetesJonas will share his personal story and views on living with diabetes and his use of Dexcom technology to help him monitor his glucose levels and manage his diabetes while he pursues and lives his dream.With approximately 29.1 million Americans living with diabetes, education on disease management is crucial to living with the condition day-to-day. The growth of continuous glucose monitoring systems, like the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM, has helped patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes understand valuable information about their glucose levels and trends, a key aspect to controlling the disease and staying healthy.“When I was first diagnosed, I was scared that I would no longer be able to do what I love but I made a commitment to take control of my diabetes and not let it slow me down,” said Nick Jonas. “The Dexcom CGM is an amazing step forward in the battle against diabetes and gives me the tools and confidence I need to feel in control so I can continue to follow my dreams.”Jonas was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 13 while on tour with his brothers. Rapid weight loss, fatigue and other symptoms led to a quick diagnosis of type 1 diabetes but Jonas was determined not to let it stand in the way of achieving his dreams. In collaborating with Dexcom, he hopes to spread awareness for CGM and provide encouragement for those impacted by diabetes to take control of the disease and continue to do the things they enjoy.“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Nick Jonas on this educational campaign,” stated Kevin Sayer, Chief Executive Officer of Dexcom. “As someone who has truly benefited from CGM, Nick’s support in raising further awareness for management options and living life to the fullest with diabetes will augment our ongoing efforts to educate people about how they can best manage their diabetes. We believe Nick’s story will help inspire those who struggle with this disease on a daily basis.”Continuous glucose monitoring is considered the most significant breakthrough in diabetes management in the past 40 years. The traditional standard-of-care for glucose (blood sugar) monitoring has been a finger stick meter. CGM augments the use of glucose meters for the management of diabetes. Meters are still required to calibrate CGMs and for guidance in making therapy and meal decisions. CGM is important because, in addition to providing the glucose level, it provides the direction and rate of glucose change with the push of a button and alerts users when glucose is too low or too high.Diabetes affects 10% of the American population and is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 1.25 million people have type 1 diabetes. With diabetes, the body cannot produce or use the hormone insulin effectively, causing a buildup of glucose, or sugar, in the blood. It is estimated that approximately 86 million Americans over the age of 20 years old are at risk for developing diabetes (primarily Type 2), largely due to obesity, physical inactivity and poor diet. People with diabetes who take insulin must monitor their blood glucose levels frequently. Uncontrolled glucose can cause health complications and even death.For more information on Nick Jonas and Dexcom’s collaboration, please visit www.dexcom.com/nick-jonas.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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Burundi consolidating peace despite challenges – UN envoy

“Since my last report to the Security Council in May, there has been progress that show that Burundi is largely continuing its efforts in peacebuilding as planned,” Karin Landgren, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Office in Burundi (BNUB) told the Council in a briefing.“Burundi’s physical, economic, social and legal pressures must be addressed and managed so as to reinforce, and not undermine the consolidation of the country’s hard-won peace,” she said.Ms. Landgren also noted that politically motivated killings could also undermine the consolidation of peace, referring to the massacre of 39 people on 18 September in a bar in the outskirts of the capital, Bujumbura.The trial of 21 people arrested in connection with the killings got under way last month, with six of the alleged masterminds charged with crimes against humanity.“This trial will be closely monitored and will be a litmus test for the independence and impartiality of the court system in Burundi,” said Ms. Landgren, stressing, however, that the attacks was “generally an isolated incident” and that the security situation remained calm.On the normalization of relations between the Government and extra-parliamentary political parties, Ms. Landgren said the past six months “have seemed to give an indication of the way forward.” She cited the launch by the First Deputy President of quarterly meetings with registered political parties. She urged the Government and the parties “to continue their relentless efforts for dialogue.”The rapprochement between the Government and the extra-parliamentary opposition have, however, been clouded by arrests and the murder of members of certain extra-parliamentary parties. There have also been reports of recruitment, organization and training of militias by members of some parties and other opposition groups, Ms. Landgren said.Overall, said Ms. Landgren, for a country still recovering from years of conflict, Burundi is to be commended for the relative political freedoms it has entrenched in its post-transition constitution. “It will ensure that there is no narrowing of political space, including through the media and harassment of civil society,” she added.“The way out of past violence is long and difficult,” she noted, adding that Burundi must initiate a formal and inclusive process of truth, justice and reconciliation. The Government and the people of Burundi deserve the support of the UN in their efforts to consolidate peace and development, Ms. Landgren said.Addressing the Council, Adolphe Nahayo, the Director General of Burundi’s Ministry of External Affairs and International Cooperation, urged the UN and all friendly countries to continue supporting the country’s socio-economic recovery efforts and to build on progress made so far. 7 December 2011Burundi is making steady progress in consolidating peace after years of conflict, the United Nations top official in the country told the Security Council today, noting that considerable socio-economic challenges remain. read more

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Danish police official slated for top law enforcement post in UNs Bosnia

Police Commander Sven Christian Frederiksen will succeed the current Commissioner of UNMIBH’s International Police Task Force (IPTF), Vincent Coeurderoy of France, upon the expiration of the latter’s tour of duty at the end of the month. As the UN Mission is scheduled to complete its mandate by the end of this year, Mr. Frederiksen will also continue on as the first head of the EU Police Mission (EUPM) that is slated to take over from UNMIBH the responsibility for building up the local police force. To ensure a smooth transition and continuity between the two Missions, Mr. Frederiksen’s primary task will be to bring UNMIBH to a successful conclusion, the spokesman said, noting that the EU will appoint a senior officer to undertake the planning for the EUPM under Mr. Frederiksen’s general supervision. read more

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Worldwide unemployment sets new record UN labour agency reports

“It’s too early to say the worst is over,” said ILO Director-General Juan Somavia. “However, if current estimates of global growth and domestic demand hold steady or improve over the coming year, the global employment picture may brighten somewhat in 2004.”Despite the pickup in economic growth after a two-year slump, the 2003 figures remained at record levels for men and women and escalated more sharply among young people, aged 15-24, the report says.”Our greatest concern is that if the recovery falters and our hopes for more and better jobs are further delayed, many countries will fail to cut poverty by half as targeted by the Millennium Development Goals for 2015,” Mr. Somavia adds. “But we can reverse this trend and reduce poverty if policy-makers stop treating employment as an afterthought and place decent work at the heart of macroeconomic and social policies.”The ILO report says unemployment and underemployment during the first half of 2003 rose because of the slow pace of the upturn in the industrialized world’s economies and the negative impact of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) on employment in Asia. A drop in tourism and travel employment also resulted from armed conflicts.The number of people who were unemployed and looking for work in 2003 reached 185.9 million, or about 6.2 per cent of the total labour force – the highest unemployment figure the ILO has ever recorded. This was, however, only a marginal increase over the 2002, when 185.4 million were jobless.Some 108.1 million of the unemployed were men, up 600,000 from 2002. Among women, there was a slight decline to 77.8 million in 2003 from 77.9 million in 2002. Hardest hit were some 88.2 million young people with a crushing unemployment rate of 14.4 per cent, the report says.In the poorer countries, the “informal economy” of people without fixed jobs or steady self-employment has grown and the “working poor,” defined as those living on $1 a day or less, has remained at an estimated 550 million, according to the report. read more

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Tax Reform to Affect Local Development Events

Representative Christine Watkins was visited by members of the  Carbon County Teacher’s Association last week.By Rep. Christine WatkinsLast week was a really tough week at the legislature. There were so many concerns brought up by many citizens about HB441 Tax Reform. I heard from so many constituents from all four of the counties that I represent.  The issue is critical, but the process was flawed and rushed.On Thursday, we were told in a quickly-called caucus meeting that the brakes were being applied to the bill. Then, on Friday, we were given the news that we were going to have a “skinny budget.” I was surprised to hear that the Business, Economic Development, and Labor Sub-Appropriation Committee, the one that I am the  vice chair of, was going to have its budget put into an emergency fund. This news has put over 80 nonprofit agencies into a tail spin. Many of my priority requests were put through this committee and with this news, my requests will not get funded. Leadership is working on this problem and as of this writing, I do not know what is going to happen.A great bill that I support is HB433, which deals with expanding the inland port out into rural Utah. The concept is of a hub and spoke model which would allow, as a hub, Carbon to export coal or Duchesne and Vernal to export oil and gas without having to ship it to Salt Lake City. I spoke in favor of this bill and it passed the House and is on its way to the Senate. I will say that some who opposed were concerned about spreading pollution to other areas of the state. After hearing all of the pleas to reduce pollution on the Wasatch Front, I am confused by this thinking. This should definitely help reduce pollution in the urban areas.HB324 passed out of the House and a Senate committee. This bill gradually increases the age to buy tobacco products or vaping products to age 21. There are minors who think e-cigarettes are a healthy alternative to tobacco, and it is not true. E-cigarettes are full of nicotine, which is addicting and unhealthy. The Utah Retail Merchants Association supports the change but wants tougher language so that every city in the state abides by the same rules. We’ll wait and see what the full senate does with this bill.I am a member of the Education Standing Committee, where we heard SB134, which addresses campus safety. We heard the heart-wrenching testimony from Lauren McCluskey’s father. Lauren was murdered on the University of Utah Campus after many attempts to get help. The argument was compelling and unfortunately needed. We need to believe that our young adult children can get help on their college campus if they are being stalked and harassed. The bill passed unanimously.My front license bill passed the House and will be in the Senate this last week of the session. This bill would remove the requirement for a front license plate. It would exempt commercial trucks who travel through weight stations.I have enjoyed the visits from Price City Mayor Mike Kourianos as well as council members Amy Jespersen and Rick Davis.The mayor of Moab, Emily Niehaus, has visited numerous times and this last week she brought her fourth grade son, Oscar. I was also visited by Carbon Education Association teachers. The student body president from USUE visited with several of her cabinet members. I will say that I love it when familiar faces visit me on the hill. I want to hear from the leaders and citizens about their concerns.I come home Friday and I am looking forward to the Home and Garden Show at the Carbon County Fairgrounds. I will do one last article to let you know about bills that passed and Tax Reform issues. Thanks for all you do for rural Utah.Contact:Email: christinewatkins@le.utah.govCell: (435) 650-1969Facebook: Representative Christine Watkins District 69 read more

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Griffin Drummond lead Pistons over Curry Warriors 111102

DETROIT — Blake Griffin scored 26 points and Andre Drummond added a double-double as the Detroit Pistons extended their winning streak to five games with a 111-102 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.Stephen Curry returned to the Golden State lineup after missing 11 games with a groin strain and scored 27 points on 10-of-21 shooting. Curry went 3 of 9 from 3-point range.Drummond finished with 16 points and 19 rebounds, including eight offensive boards. Detroit had six players score in double figures.Kevin Durant scored 28 points for Golden State, and Klay Thompson added 21. But the Warriors couldn’t overcome Detroit’s dominance on the offensive glass. The Pistons finished with 14 offensive rebounds to Golden State’s eight.Curry missed his first three shots, all 3-pointers, but drove to the basket for a three-point play on the first possession of the second quarter.Detroit led by as many as 11 points in the second and led 54-46 at halftime. Stanley Johnson had 13 points off the bench for the Pistons, while Thompson and Durant combined for 25 for Golden State. Curry had seven on 2-of-9 shooting, missing all five 3-pointers.The Pistons moved the margin to 14 points, 69-55, on Reggie Jackson’s three-point play midway through the third, but Curry answered with his first 3-pointer of the game.The Warriors were as close as two late in the quarter, but Johnson’s 3-pointer at the buzzer gave the Pistons an 85-78 lead going into the fourth.The Pistons led 96-87 with 4:15 to play when the Warriors began to intentionally foul Drummond, who had missed 17 of his last 20 free throws. Detroit coach Dwane Casey pulled him, and the Pistons moved the lead back to 14.After returning, Drummond split a pair of free throws with 1:17 left, and is now 4 for 22 in his last four games.TIP INSWarriors: Golden State was 10-2 when Curry got hurt, but lost six of the 11 games he missed. . The Warriors lost for the third time in 33 games when Durant, Thompson and Curry scored at least 20 points in the same game.Pistons: The Pistons have won two straight against Golden State after losing 12 of their previous 13 games against the Warriors. . After shooting 38.1 per cent from the line in his first five seasons, Drummond improved to 60.5 per cent last season. This year, though, he is back down to 47.2 per cent.UP NEXTWarriors: Visit the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.Pistons: Host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsDave Hogg, The Associated Press read more

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550M cocaine bust Race biker driver granted 5M bail each for

Ace biker Stephen Vieira and race car driver Nazim Gafoor were on Friday last granted bail by acting Chief Justice Roxane George when their lawyers made the petition before her in the High Court.The men were granted $5 million bail each and were released from the Georgetown Prison on Monday.Vieira and Gafoor were granted bail owing to special reasons presented to the acting Chief Justice by their Attorneys-at-Law, Latchmie Rahamat and Stanley Moore.Stephen VieiraNazim GafoorThose special reasons posited that no evidence was ever presented to the Court which proves that the defendants were in possession of any drugs.Documents previously presented to the Court also indicate that Gafoor suffers from epilepsy.It was also put forward to the acting Chief Justice that the trial would take a long time, since the prosecution has secured 31 statements and the two men are not flight risks.However, Nazim Gafoor’s father, Tazim Gafoor, remains in the Georgetown Prison along with Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) agent Sherwayne DeAbreu.The $550 million drug discovery was made when Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) ranks swooped down on a Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo house belonging to wanted man Naraine Lall and unearthed the substance stashed in a shipment of lumber.The four men were all charged at the Leonora Magistrate’s Courts last month when they appeared before Magistrate Roshelle Liverpool.The men pleaded not guilty to the charge which read that between March 1, 2017 and May 12, 2017, they aided Hakeem Mohamed in trafficking 84.9 kilograms of cocaine at Narine Lall’s Sawmill at Lookout, Parika. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related$550M cocaine bust: GRA agent, others refused bail, remanded to prisonMay 31, 2017In “Court”$550M cocaine bust: Arrest warrant issued for Stephen VieiraMay 17, 2017In “Crime”$550M cocaine bust: Implicated persons charged- CANUMay 31, 2017In “Crime” read more

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CiDRA gets SONARtrac flow monitoring contract at Oyu Tolgoi

first_imgCiDRA Minerals Processing has announced that Rio Tinto has chosen CiDRA’s SONARtrac® flow monitoring systems as its preferred technology for use on slurry lines at Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia. CiDRA will instrument 30 lines at the new concentrator, where the SONARtrac systems will provide increased accuracy and reduced maintenance costs. Construction of the mine is progressing ahead of schedule with first production now forecast to commence in late 2012. CiDRA stated that its SONARtrac systems were chosen because of the non-invasive design, which provides exceptionally high reliability, performance, and maintenance-free operation, thus lowering operating costs and total cost of ownership.The mine will construct a copper concentrator plant, related facilities and the necessary infrastructure to support an initial throughput of 100,000 t / d of ore on-site. By 2017, an expansion of the concentrator is expected to be completed in conjunction with the ramping up of the Hugo North underground mine. This will provide capacity to process 160,000 t / d for the duration of the operation. SONARtrac non-intrusive flow monitoring systems make no contact with the liquid or slurry and can be removed and reinstalled without process interruption.last_img read more

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K2 film reveals Irish climbers fatal decision to help endangered climbers

first_img“25 CLIMBERS WENT up. 11 never returned.”So goes the gripping new trailer for the Irish-produced documentary The Summit, which follows the disastrous attempts of climbers to reach the pinnacle of K2 in 2008.The film, which got its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last year, focuses on Irishman Ger McDonnell and a 48 hour period during which 11 of the climbers perished. The Kilcornan native was the first Irishman to reach the summit of the world’s second highest mountain but lost his life, following an avalanche, on the descent.The Summit will be premiered in Limerick this Friday, 13 September. Nick Ryan, director the documentary, told TheScore.ie how he felt it was an important gesture to the family of a heroic man.“It’s a breath-taking story. Horrific,” he said. “When we set out to make the film, we were driven by the knowledge that we were getting a very, very important story out there. It’s not just a film, it’s a true story.”One in four climbers dying in their efforts to reach the summit of K2. Ryan admits, as a non-climber, that his initial reaction to tragic stories would have been ‘It’s their choice’. “Before going into this film,” he added, “I thought ‘why would someone take that high a risk?’”McDonnell and his fellow climbers display the tricolour in a screen-shot from The Summit.Through his interviews with surviving members of the climbing team, Irish moutaineers, an army of experts — and through studying hours and hours of first-hand video footage from team members — Ryan and his crew gained an insight into what motivates and drives climbers. 80% of the film is pure documentary, with the remainder coming from reconstructions that were shot high up in the Swiss Alps.Ryan spoke with McDonnell’s fellow climbers Pemba Gyalje, Fredrik Strang and Wilco van Pooijen, among others, and a narrative began to emerge of McDonnell fatally risking his life to save others. Video footage and photography often proved valuable resources as the interviewees often had different takes on events. Ryan said:It became apparent that nobody, individually, knew exactly what happened. You try and tell me what you did last weekend and you might get half of the details right, if you’re lucky. These people were up 26,000 feet, the oxygen levels were one third of what’s considered normal. You’re basically liquefying from the inside, just standing there.”McDonnell perished as he went against a climber’s code of not going back to save others. With three of the team in extreme danger, the Limerick native, as is doumented in the the film, returned to assist them. It proved to be a fatal decision.Ryan commented, “There is evidence there, photos that were taken, that prove certain facts [about the contributions of McDonnell and Gyalje]. We showed a Swedish climber the photos and he was gobsmacked.”Here is the latest trailer for The Summit:YouTube credit: joblomovienetworkRyan showed the film to most of McDonnell’s family before its premiere last year. He describes them as ‘incredibly open’ and inspirational and is hoping a couple of McDonnell’s relatives will attend the screening on Friday.“There are a myriad of reasons for why these people do what they do. Some do it professional or are sponsored. Ger climbed because he loved climbing. His family would say it is because he felt closer to his late father when he was up there. He climbed for the pure joy of it.”The gala charity screening of The Summit takes place on 13 September in Limerick as part of the Elemental Arts and Culture Festival.Mike Tyson (yes, Mike Tyson) brings his one-man show to DublinTime’s up for Trap, says Shay Givenlast_img read more

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Google Chromecast gets the teardown treatment but no repairability score

first_imgThe Google Chromecast is in high demand after being announced at Google’s event on July 24th. This tiny HDMI stick runs a stripped down version of Chrome OS, but what’s in there? It does a lot without much space to pack in hardware and it’s only $35, but iFixit has gotten one and torn it asunder to answer that very question.The HDMI connector is soldered onto the motherboard. Powering the device is a Marvell DE3005-A1 system-on-a-chip (SoC). Next to that on the board is a AzureWave WiFi/Bluetooth/FM radio chip. Only the WiFi portion is being used, as far as anyone can tell. This supports only the 2.4GHz band, though. On the other side of the chip is a 4GB NAND flash chip where the operating system lives, and a single 512MB DDR3L RAM chip (the L stands for low-voltage).That’s virtually all there is inside the Chromecast, so it’s no surprise Google is able to charge only $35 for it. The device feels more substantial than that when it’s all assembled, but that’s probably because of the heatsink — it’s massive for such a small device. It’s a solid chunk of aluminum that runs almost the entire length of the device.The folks at iFixit decided not to even assign its usual repairability score to the Chromecast. There is nothing to repair — it’s one circuit board with an HDMI connector. If it dies, it dies and hopefully gets recycled. At least it’s only $35, though.last_img read more

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GOYAs looking back

first_imgIf you were part of Greek Orthodox Youth of Australia (GOYA) Hellenic Brisbane, you will want to know about this. A reunion dinner that will cover every era of GOYA will be held on Saturday 9 October and will revisit the last 44 years. A night filled will anecdotes and memories is on the cards as people reminisce about a time in their lives that was so important. GOYA first started in Brisbane after two Greek Orthodox youth groups joined and created GOYA Hellenic Brisbane between 1965 and 1967. Desley Lagos, committee member, GOYA Hellenic Brisbane, said her time at GOYA was a “great opportunity for us to meet as in those days you weren’t allowed to go out, it’s very different to today”. “We would have lots of different functions to meet and go out in groups. A lot of strong relationships have formed, even marriages,” she said. Lagos told Neos Kosmos that although there have been a lot of reunions in the past, this one is different. This one is going to capture all the memories and archive the history of this organisation. “This is the first reunion of this size, and the first one to go right back to the beginning of GOYA’s 44 years. What we are focusing on now is preserving our history, so we are using this opportunity to collect a lot of memorabilia and start archiving. So GOYA, what we do now and what we did then, will represent the history of Greeks in Brisbane.” The dinner has been broken up into era’s so attendees can take part in accordance with the year they were a member of GOYA. Each era will contribute pages to a program, based on the theme of their choice. “We have a coordinator so we can get in touch with people all over Australia now, or in New York, all over the world so they can contribute too. I am on the ’67 to ’72 era and we’ve decided to call our pages of the program Reflections and anecdotes so I am getting stories from people all around,” Lagos said. The GOYA Hellenic Brisbane reunion dinner 1967 to 2011 will take place on Saturday 9 October at the Greek Club, Edmonstone Street, South Brisbane. Tickets are $100 per person for a three course dinner. Bookings are essential. Contact Desley Lagos on 0418 989 917 or email goyabrisbane@gmail.com Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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A la découverte des Terres australes et de leur incroyable biodiversité

first_imgA la découverte des Terres australes et de leur incroyable biodiversitéFrance – Les Terres australes et antarctiques françaises (TAAF) constituent un territoire d’outre-mer français depuis 1955. Loin des atmosphères polluées, elles constituent une zone à la biodiversité extrêmement riche, où de nombreuses espèces animales sont représentées.Aucune population humaine n’est installée sur ces îles, d’où une pollution très en dessous de la moyenne mondiale. Quelques activités humaines, notamment militaire, s’y déroulent toutefois. L’île de Juan-de-Nova héberge ainsi une piste d’aviation de 1,2 kilomètre.Les oiseaux y sont très présents : manchots empereurs et royaux, manchots papous, gorfous sauteurs, albatros, cormorans, canards d’Eaton… Environ la moitié de la population mondiale d’oiseaux vivrait dans les TAAF.Les Terres australes abritent également diverses espèces de mammifères marins : éléphants de mer, otaries, mais également dauphins, comme le dauphin de Commerson, ou orques. Cette île a gardé une biodiversité exceptionnelle, parfois menacée, toujours fragile et qu’il est aujourd’hui nécessaire de protéger. Pour aider la population à découvrir ces territoires méconnus, la Cité de sciences et de l’industrie organise une exposition sur les TAAP et les espèces peuplant son territoire jusqu’au 2 mai prochain.À lire aussiQuand des Américains assistent à la naissance d’un bébé phoque sur une plageDécouvrir les habitants et les paysages des Terres australes en images : https://www.maxisciences.com/taaf/terres-australes-l-039-un-des-derniers-reservoirs-de-la-biodiversite-mondiale_art6154.html Le 6 mars 2010 à 13:06 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Apple devrait remédier au stockage de données de localisation

first_imgApple devrait remédier au stockage de données de localisationLe géant informatique Apple a annoncé aujourd’hui sa volonté de remédier aux problèmes des systèmes d’exploitation des iPhone. Des défauts liés au stockage trop important des données de géolocalisation. Apple travaille désormais à l’optimisation des systèmes d’exploitation des iPhone en luttant contre les “bugs”. Selon le fabricant, ces problèmes informatiques seraient directement liés au stockage trop important des données de localisation.À lire aussiCellScope : l’appareil qui transforme l’iPhone en microscope pour le diagnostic de la loaseDans un communiqué, Apple a annoncé qu’il lancerait dans les prochaines semaines “une actualisation gratuite du système d’exploitation iOS”. Cette manipulation devrait permettre aux utilisateurs de réduire la capacité de stockage des données de géolocalisation enregistrées par leur iPhone. L’initiative devrait conduire à terme à un cryptage de ces données afin d’en éviter d’éventuels détournement. Le projet devrait répondre aux contestations soulevées il y a une semaine par l’étude sur la non protection des données de localisation stockées sur les iPhone. Selon les auteurs, les informations enregistrées sont ensuite conservées dans un fichier secret, transférable sur l’ordinateur lors d’une connexion de l’appareil.Le 27 avril 2011 à 17:32 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Lipase et lipasémie de quoi sagitil

first_imgLipase et lipasémie : de quoi s’agit-il ?La lipase est une enzyme digestive produite par le pancréas. Un taux de lipase élevé peut être synonyme de pancréatite.Définition : qu’est ce que la lipase ?La lipase est une enzyme digestive produite par le pancréas. Elle joue un rôle important dans la digestion des graisses en transformant les triglycérides en glycérol et en acides gras. Une augmentation excessive du taux de lipase peut indiquer une pancréatite.  LipasémieÀ lire aussiACC (anticoagulants circulants) : définition, rôle, comment analyser les résultats ?La lipasémie correspond à l’évaluation du taux de lipase dans le sang. L’analyse se pratique en laboratoire à partir d’un échantillon de plasma sanguin. La prise de sang est le plus souvent effectuée à jeun. Le plus souvent, les résultats sont disponibles dans les 24 heures qui suivent le prélèvement.On considère que le taux de lipase est normal lorsqu’il se situe sous la marque des 190 UI/l (Unité Internationale par litre de sang). Un taux de lipase élevé se situe donc au dessus de ce seuil.La lipasémie est généralement pratiquée dans le diagnostic de la pancréatite aiguë chez les personnes présentant des douleurs abdominales intenses. Le 25 février 2016 à 09:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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AF Adderley Class of 91 visits Defence Force Base

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 22, 2017 – Nassau – Some members of the graduating class of 1991 of the A.F Adderley Senior High School paid a visit to Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship (HMBS) Coral Harbour on Thursday Morning.Assistant Training Officer Senior Lieutenant Origin Deleveaux along with 9 of his former classmates, were greeted by Captain Coral Harbour Captain Clyde Sawyer. After formally welcoming them onboard the ship, the class was then escorted to the Headquarters Department, where they were introduced to Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel. There, he shared with them a brief history and future initiatives of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.The tour concluded with the visitors being given a brief a tour of one of its sea-going fleet and a luncheon hosted by Senior Lieutenant Deleveaux.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to guarding our heritage by protecting the territorial borders of The Bahamas.Press Release: RBDFRBDF Visit Photo one shows: Captain Clyde Sawyer, Captain Coral Harbour welcoming the A.F Adderley Senior High School class of 1991 at the Defence Force Base on July 20, 2017.RBDF Visit Photo two shows: Commander Defence Force, Commodore Tellis Bethel and the A.F Adderley Senior High School class of 1991 at the Defence Force Base on July 20, 2017. The former graduates, who were special visitors at the Base, were given a brief tour and hosted to a luncheon.RBDF Visit Photo three shows: Some members of the former A.F Adderley Senior High School class of 1991 being given a tour onboard one of the Defence Force’s fleet by Marine Seaman Christopher Moss. The visiting guests were also hosted to a luncheon at the Base.(RBDF Photos by Able Seaman Huden Johnson)last_img read more

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Police No evidence woman hurt self with acid

first_imgWith no suspect identified 10 days after Bethany Storro was found injured by acid burns to her face, speculation by some is raising this question:Is it possible Storro injured herself?Asked Thursday night whether police detectives have considered the possibility that Storro might have inflicted the injuries to herself, Detective Sgt. Scott Creager told The Columbian that he couldn’t discuss it. The reasons will become clear later, he said.Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said Thursday that various news outlets are the only ones that raised the question of whether Storro’s burns were self-inflicted and said, “We don’t have any evidence that shows that. She’s the witness that’s provided us the most information.”She added, “We have not had reports of that other than speculation.”Storro’s mother, Nancy Neuwelt of Vancouver, also has declined to comment on the idea, which she called “negativity.”Kapp said Thursday that Major Crimes Unit detectives were still focused on looking for a woman whom Storro described as an assailant who, in a random attack, walked up and threw acid in her face on Columbia Street just north of Esther Short Park about 7:15 p.m. on Aug. 30.Police released an image depicting the woman, based on Storro’s recollection, but the woman hadn’t been found.“Nobody’s seen that woman, though they’ve seen women who resemble her,” Kapp said Thursday. “We believe the suspect is likely local.”Storro, 28, who recently moved to her native Vancouver from Priest River, Idaho, was treated at the Oregon Burn Center at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, where she appeared, with bandages on her face, before news cameras. She’s been released from the hospital.last_img read more

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Deerfield Beach Mobil gas station robbed

first_imgDEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A robbery at a Mobil gas station in Deerfield Beach was caught on surveillance video.Cameras were rolling as an armed man entered the gas station convenience store through the back of the business before telling the clerk to put the cash drawer in his backpack.The clerk attempted to take the gun away from the subject but failed to do so.The robber got away with the drawer full of cash and fled the scene.It happened on Feb. 24, near West Sample Road and Northwest Ninth Avenue.If you have any information on this armed robbery, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Carlee Rizzo Honored For Volunteerism In Washington DC

first_imgCarlee: “There are always students that need help. I realized that someone had to do something, and that someone was me. I could not be one of those people who stand by and watch others suffer.” Carlee, a senior at Nikiski Middle/High School, created an organization that has raised more than $16,000 so that 300 teachers in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District can help students whose families are suffering through hard times. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s top two youth volunteers of 2019, Carlee Rizzo, 18, of Nikiski and Ashley Perry, 14, of Anchorage, were honored in Washington D.C. for their outstanding volunteer service during the 24th annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Carlee and Ashley – along with 100 other top youth volunteers from across the country – received a $1,000 award and personal congratulations from award-winning actress Viola Davis at an award  ceremony and gala dinner reception held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Carlee formed a board of teachers to consider requests from colleagues with students who need a helping hand. Then she went to work raising money for her Nikiski Children’s Fund. She sold donated baked goods at dozens of play productions, sponsored concerts, started an annual fall festival at her school, and organized a yearly charity softball game between the local fire department and local law enforcement. Her efforts have provided winter coats and shoes for grade-school children, weekend food for kids on school lunch programs, driving lessons for teens, temporary housing for homeless youth, and transportation for kids who otherwise would have to walk miles to school. She has also covered electric bills to keep the power on in students’ homes. She was also the recipient of the 2019 Spirit of Youth’s Visionary Award. Carlee with her creation of the Nikiski Children’s Fund, which is now expanding to become the Peninsula Children’s Fund.last_img read more

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AIcreated flu vaccine starts testing in US

first_img Post a comment Tags Share your voice Wellness Software Computers Personal care This pill expands to over 100x its own size 3:01 The flu vaccine is getting a boost from AI. Picture Alliance / Getty Images The flu vaccine isn’t perfect, but Australian scientists are trying to make it work better. Researchers at Flinders University in South Australia have developed a way to use artificial intelligence to create a “turbocharged” flu vaccine.A vaccine created with the computer program — Smart Algorithms for Medical Discovery, or Sam for short — started clinical trials in the US about a week ago, Flinders University Professor Nikolai Petrovsky said in an email to CNET.Petrovsky told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that Sam can be trained and can then learn to create new drugs. The researchers have used Sam to experiment with existing drugs known to work and those that failed. A drug developed by Sam would work in tandem with the existing flu vaccination to make it more effective. In his email, Petrovsky said the AI approach could also help design a flu vaccine that works independently but that the AI needs existing data to train on. “We essentially showed all of that to … Sam, and then Sam came up with its own suggestion of what might be an effective adjuvant, which we then took and tested. And sure enough, it worked,” Petrovsky said, according to the ABC report.Petrovsky said in the email that his team still grapples with the way the flu virus is constantly mutating. “I believe that only a properly trained AI will have the ability to explore these patterns and choices [in the mutations] so that it can then actually predict where the virus is likely to go next,” Petrovsky said, “so we can then use this to get it to design a vaccine that predicts against future flu viruses rather than past ones, which would then solve the problem of strain mismatch.”   Originally published July 3.Update, July 12: Adds comments from Professor Nikolai Petrovsky. Now playing: Watch this: 0last_img read more

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NIA arrests Habibur Rahman involved in 2014 Burdwan blast from Bengaluru

first_imgNIA arrests bomb blast accused. Representational imageA 28-year-old terror suspect was arrested from the outskirts of Bengaluru city on Monday, June 24, for his alleged involvement in the 2014 Burdwan bomb blast case in West Bengal.The accused, Habibur Rahman Sheikh, was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) from Doddaballapur town, 35 km from the Bengaluru city. Rahman, who was on the run since the blast, is suspected to be a member of the terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). Habibur Rehman SKNIAAccording to the officials, the NIA nabbed Rahman who is a native of West Bengal on Monday after receiving a credible tip-off. He was living in a rented room in a mosque with his wife and child. “Rahman was planning to set up a pani puri vending business before he was caught,” said the officials.Preliminary probe revealed that after fleeing West Bengal in 2014, he reached KR Puram in east Bengaluru, where several Bangladeshis reside illegally. He stayed in the area for a few years and joined an automobile garage as a helper, before shifting to Doddaballapur.The NIA has now charge-sheeted Rahman for conspiracy to wage war against the governments of India and Bangladesh. He was produced before the NIA court in Bengaluru and taken to Kolkata on a transit warrant for further investigation.”Rahman is a close associate of Jahidul Islam and was known to other leaders in the terror outfit, including Rahamatullah SK and Moulana Yusuf. He was an active member of the JMB’s Bolpur Module in West Bengal, and had attended a number of training camps” said the NIA.Rahman was allegedly involved in preparing a crude bomb at the house of Hasan Choudhari at Khagragarh town in Burdwan town on October 2014. The bomb, which exploded during the process of assembling it, killed two people and injured many.A case was registered by the local police but later taken over by the NIA. Adil Asadullah, one of Rahman’s associates, was arrested in August 2018 from Bengaluru’s Ramanagaram in connection with the bomb blast at Kalchakra Maidan in Bodh Gaya on January 19.last_img read more

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