Lois Lerners emails are back from the dead—sort o

first_imgLois Lerner’s emails are back from the dead—sort of. The former IRS director’s BlackBerry, however, is still long gone. The IRS intentionally destroyed it in June 2012 (after congressional staffers interviewed Lerner about the IRS targeting conservative groups) as the Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel acknowledged in a recent sworn declaration. We’ve all met someone we just don’t trust but don’t know why. There’s often a pretty good reason to feel that way. Has someone ever made an insincere attempt to flatter you? Their words might be complimentary, but their body language, tone, and/or context let you know the compliment is phony. Does this guy really think I’m that stupid? So, up goes your trust wall. If he’ll lie about this, he’ll lie about anything. The IRS debacle is a prime example of why we build trust walls. The emails Congress requested had (supposedly) been deleted when several hard drives crashed. I asked our in-house technology guru, Alex Daley, what the probability was of that happening. Here’s what he had to say: Everyone who ever owned a computer knows that hard drives are finicky beasts. In fact, Google uses a LOT of hard drives and so they have published all kinds of research on their failure rates. The gist: there’s about a 1 in 36 chance a hard drive fails in any given month. The math says then that if the IRS was practicing good data center management practices—we have to assume, however silly it might seem, that the agency responsible for holding the most personal information on American citizens outside the NSA is following best practices—then the chance of seven hard drives failing at the same time and wiping out the data on them is about 1 in 78 billion. How rare is that? The odds of winning the Florida Lottery are roughly 1 in 23 million. So it’s 340 times more unlikely than you winning a state lottery. The odds of winning the Powerball are 1 in 175 million; for Mega Millions, the odds are 1 in 259 million. Of course, we give the IRS too much credit. The risk of hard drives failing increases with age, and we suspect the IRS, like much of the government, isn’t spending a lot of time rotating hard drives. The odds also increase if you keep all the drives in one place, using old-fashioned persistence techniques. Then a fire, flood, electrical issues, or any other number of problems could easily wipe out the whole lot at once. At one point there seemed to be only one plausible explanation for allowing so much data to disappear: negligence. Turns out, however, the data weren’t even gone. As Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton announced on Monday: Department of Justice attorneys for the Internal Revenue Service told Judicial Watch on Friday [August 22] that Lois Lerner’s emails, indeed all government computer records, are backed up by the federal government in case of a government-wide catastrophe. The Obama administration attorneys said that this back-up system would be too onerous to search. The DOJ attorneys also acknowledged that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) is investigating this back-up system. …. There are no “missing” Lois Lerner emails—nor missing emails of any of the other top IRS or other government officials whose emails seem to be disappearing at increasingly alarming rate. All the focus on missing hard drives has been a diversion. It sure seems clear why so many Americans feel put down. Does the government really think we’re that stupid? Maybe. I look at it this way: I suppose it’s possible a dog can eat your homework. It’s still a lousy excuse that no one will believe. It’s no wonder politicians rank so low on our trust scale.Whom Can You Trust? The IRS is in our lives, period. If you live here in the US or you’re a US citizen living abroad, you can’t sever the relationship. Here’s the upside, though: for the most part you can choose to conduct your private affairs with trustworthy people. One of the most common emails I receive is from subscribers looking for a trustworthy broker or financial advisor. Most come with sad tales: they had to fire their advisor because something felt fishy. Maybe they’d been directed to overly risky investments or high-fee mutual funds. Some couldn’t pinpoint their advisor’s exact offense but just knew in their gut something was amiss. We should all expect the people we pay to help manage our money to put our interests ahead of their own. One subscriber said that paying fees to an advisor to put his money into high-fee investments made it almost impossible to end up with the growth he needed. He clearly wasn’t getting the service he deserved and had good reason to look elsewhere. I recently finished reading The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine, M.D. Dr. Brizendine shares quite a bit of scientific evidence to support the existence of female intuition. In brief, women score higher on tests for reading nonverbal communications and on average have more receptors for those cues than their male counterparts. That explains why my youngest daughter recently fired an attorney. I was quite proud. She explained, “I got tired of feeling like I was being talked down to!” When I asked her to elaborate, she felt he thought she was stupid and should blindly follow his advice without question. She was picking up on the little things that might seem trivial but cause our subconscious mind to take notice. At one point in my career, I sought advice from a top public speaker. (Maybe I wanted to be more like my daughters.) This speaker had an uncanny ability to “read, sense, and feel” his audience. He did this mostly through nonverbal clues and suggested I read Body Language by Julius Fast to help my subconscious mind tune in to nonverbal cues. I read the book and learned that much of it was based on works like ‪Kinesics and Context: ‪Essays on Body Motion Communication by ‪Ray L. Birdwhistell. So I read those books too and worked to sharpen my subconscious mind’s nonverbal recognition skills. Afterward my student critiques even went up a full point. Perhaps that also helped me picked up on the suspect explanations coming from the IRS. It’s certainly helped me trust my gut when deciding whether or not to do business with someone. An attorney, stockbroker, money manager, or certified financial planner can have a great track record and all the requisite credentials you could ask for. That’s not enough. If he or she makes you uncomfortable but you aren’t sure why, don’t ignore your instincts. Switching course and hiring someone new can be an expensive headache, but in the long run, you’ll be glad you did.On the Lighter Side Last Saturday we went to the Frog Follies in Evansville, Indiana. It’s a huge vintage car show, with almost 4,500 cars, all made before 1949. My grandson mentioned that a lot of old people really like car shows, and he’s correct. The classics remind us of our youth, and we often have stories to tell about particular models. I hope future generations preserve their history to share with their grandchildren, too. I snuck away from the grandkids last week for an interview with Kerry Lutz of the Financial Survival Network about annuities. With that in mind, I hope all of our subscribers read through our free special report, The Truth About Annuities: Three Dangers You Must Avoid When Shopping for Annuities. Download your complimentary copy here. And finally… Until next week…last_img read more

By EB Tucker editor Strategic Investor

first_imgBy E.B. Tucker, editor, Strategic Investor E.B. Tucker Editor, Strategic InvestorP.S. I’ll be at the second annual Legacy Investment Summit in Southern California from September 23-25. I’d love to meet you and chat about investments, traveling, art, and more.I hope to see you there.If you’re interested in joining, don’t delay… Spaces are filling up fast. Click here to reserve your tickets. Regular readers know I like to share what I’m doing outside of the markets.I believe it’s the experiences away from the desk that do more for long-term success than anything you can accomplish at the office.With that, I’m excited to share details on my latest trip with you. It’s a special two-part series on art that I hope you find useful.Let’s get started…Last month, I went to Marfa, Texas. It’s an out-of-the-way place with a population of 1,800. It’s not a place you’d expect to see world-famous art.In the 1970s, artist and architect Donald Judd moved to Marfa. He had risen to a somewhat famous status in New York City but he was frustrated with the art scene.Judd wanted to be away from people. He liked the American West. He took out a map and circled rural areas that seemed like they’d suit him. Marfa won. Marfa, Texas is three hours southeast of El Paso, not far from the Mexican borderFor about 100 years prior, Marfa wasn’t much more than a dried-up town where the train used to stop. After the end of the coal-powered steam engine, the town’s status as a water refueling station didn’t mean much. Downtown MarfaMarfa also has a military history. During World War II, there were several military training areas in the region. Judd bought a small, walled complex of abandoned buildings in the town formerly used by a military quartermaster. He transformed the complex into his home and studio.The locals thought this was strange. They were right. Judd went on to buy an old 340-acre military site south of town. It housed Nazi POWs during the war. With dozens of abandoned buildings on-site, he set out to turn the base into a permanent art installation.Permanent art means it sits there forever. The idea is you look at it, ponder it, and then move on. I’ll explain why that’s an important part of art later.In the picture below, notice the large silver boxes positioned in a straight line. They’re made of aluminum. Each one weighs 2,000 pounds. Judd had each of the 100 boxes fabricated with different internal dimensions. He placed them in three perfect lines roughly 30 years ago, and they haven’t moved since.Standing in the middle of this building is a unique experience. The giant quarter-pane windows let in a lot of west Texas sunlight. The symmetrical organization of the exhibit is purposeful. Former military building at Donald Judd’s Chinati Foundation in MarfaJudd insisted people not take photos while looking at his work. He was on to something. These days, people can’t look at anything without taking a photo of it on their smartphone. Judd realized that when you stare at a device and not the art, you’re not experiencing it.The Point of ArtJudd died in 1994. He left behind several foundations to preserve his work. He was an odd guy.For instance, he had thousands of books in his library organized by the author’s birthdate. I saw his library in Marfa. He also built uncomfortable furniture for the library. He thought that while reading you shouldn’t get too comfortable, or you’d lose focus.This is all part of why I enjoy art. It’s odd. The point of it is merely to observe and enjoy. It took me decades to discover this simple pleasure.I grew up in rural eastern North Carolina. I don’t remember people talking about art. My guess is they feared being mistaken for a liberal, which was essentially a communist in their eyes.Most of the artworks I saw were dark oil paintings depicting a fox hunt, a Civil War scene, or something related to early American history. I just didn’t get it.It wasn’t that we were hayseeds – far from it. We visited all the major U.S. cities. We visited the requisite museums to see the important stuff. What I didn’t know was how to look at a piece of art and simply enjoy it.Let It Speak to YouPeople said a piece of art spoke to them. My first thought was if a painting talks to you, you’re clinically insane. All of a sudden, that phrase made sense to me. It happened one day five years ago.I was in Paris waiting for Bill Bonner. In 2014, I helped him launch The Bill Bonner Letter (now The Bonner-Denning Letter). If you keep up with Bill, you know he spends a lot of time in “out of the way” places.That summer, he was on the way to his chateau in central France. It’s a few hours south of Paris. Since the directions were complicated, he asked me to wait for his other guests in Paris before heading south.With a few days to kill in Paris, a friend from Brussels gave me a list of several lesser-known museums to visit. He’s a major player in the art world. He told me there are around 130 museums in Paris. Most people only visit the Louvre.I ended up at a small museum on the north side of Paris. It had nothing but Claude Monet paintings. I spent half the day sitting and staring at his works. I figured out why I didn’t understand the detailed oil paintings I remembered from childhood. Monet smashed that style, kicking off the Impressionist movement.I’m simplifying a big part of art history, of course. The style change of the 1870s wasn’t something we should reduce to a few sentences. However, the contrast between Monet and his predecessors is shocking. Impressionist paintings are generally bright and a little messy, and they’re begging you to find the portrayed scene within that mess.I discovered that I liked Impressionist work. I liked Monet and his contemporaries. And that’s enough to enjoy art.Back to MarfaMarfa is an art mecca. If you enjoy culture, excellent cuisine, and progressive art all situated in the middle of nowhere, you might want to visit.On the drive from El Paso, you’ll pass a seemingly random building. It’s a replica of a Prada store. The shoes and handbags are real, yet there’s no one in the store. The contrast of the haughty brand against the barren west Texas landscape is interesting. “Prada Marfa” permanent art exhibit near Valentine, TexasOf all the art I saw over several days in Marfa, I did have a favorite.When Judd bought the abandoned military base south of Marfa, he had a plan. He gave each of his artist friends one of the buildings. He asked that they each create a permanent art installation in their building.Judd’s friend Dan Flavin chose six U-shaped former barracks. He painted the walls and ceilings white. He asked viewers to enter the building at the tip of the “U,” walk to the back, then turn and view each of the six exhibits. Dan Flavin’s permanent light exhibit at the Chinati FoundationFlavin designed the exhibit before his death in 1996. Other artists took his plans and completed the work. Walking building to building looking at the six exhibits from each side is a unique experience. If you enjoy art, it’s something to see.Art Can Be an InvestmentTraveling to see obscure art is an exciting hobby. It will also keep you away from homogenous mobs of Americans flocking to see overcrowded sites like Yellowstone or Mount Rushmore.The art a person enjoys seeing says something about them. The art a person chooses to hang on his wall says everything about them.I’ve turned my art hobby into an investment. I don’t intend to make a fortune from the pieces I buy. However, I also don’t want to own things I can’t sell.There’s nothing wrong with buying a painting you like for sale on Main Street in a ritzy tourist town. Just don’t expect to ever sell that painting for more than $100. I call this consumption art. I want to own investment art.I found a way to enjoy and invest in art at the same time. I had some help discovering it. I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow in part two.Regards,last_img read more

STAR PREVIEW Newcastle v Tottenham

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen Newcastle last met Spurs in December they were on the end of a 4-0 battering in the Capital One Cup and given current form it’s hard to see the Magpies getting any joy out of today’s game at St James’ Park.Newcastle are on a wretched run of form with five consecutive defeats putting pressure on manager John Carver and the attendance will be interesting – given the talk of a supporters boycott !! Only QPR have a worse form record since the turn of the year.Newcastle will be re-united with captain Fabricio Coloccini after suspension but Moussa Sissoko and Papiss Cisse are still banned.Siem de Jong could be involved for the first time since he suffered a collapsed lung in August.Spurs will assess Hugo Lloris and Kyle Walker, who are nursing knee and foot problems respectively whilst Jan Vertonghen will also be monitored following an illness.Spurs might well be able to take all three points here – it’s not usually a fixture that ends up all-square. There have only been three draws in the last 35 league matches between the sides.Newcastle United v Tottenham HotspurPremier League4pm SKYHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Dec 2014 Capital One Cup Tottenham 4-0 NewcastleOct 2014 Premier Tottenham 1-2 NewcastleFeb 2014 Premier Newcastle 0-4 TottenhamNov 2013 Premier Tottenham 0-1 NewcastleFeb 2013 Premier Tottenham 2-1 NewcastleAug 2012 Premier Newcastle 2-1 TottenhamFeb 2012 Premier Tottenham 5-0 NewcastleOct 2011 Premier Newcastle 2-2 TottenhamJan 2011 Premier Newcastle 1-1 TottenhamDec 2010 Premier Tottenham 2-0 NewcastleSpurs at 5/4 with Star Sports looks the call.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK SPURS for 8 points at around 5/4 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 58.31 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

Theres a Gender Pay Gap for eBay Sellers

first_img Register Now » February 19, 2016 Even on eBay, men make more.That’s the new finding from a study of over a million eBay transactions across the U.S. published Friday in the journal Science Advances.How much more? Comparing sales on brand-new items, women make on average about 80 cents for every dollar a man does.With help from eBay Labs, sociologist Tamar Kricheli-Katz and economist Tali Regev peered into transaction data from 2009-2012, looking at which sellers were men, which were women, and how much each made selling identical items online.Regev says what’s interesting about studying pay disparities on a website like eBay is that unlike workforce wage gap studies, the difference in pay in an online auction can’t be explained by human factors, such as experience.“In labor markets you can always say there are differences between men and women,” Regev says. But when two people are selling the exact same brand new product on eBay? “There’s not much you can say about the differences in the product itself,” Regev adds.The pay gap on eBay mirrors what economists know about the American labor market. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that women make approximately 81 cents on the dollar, a figure that’s been widening recently. For female CEOs, the gap is worse: they make about 70 percent compared to male chief executives.Kricheli-Katz and Regev weren’t satisfied just seeing the eBay data though; they wanted to be sure online auctioning biases were real. So they set up their own experiment. They invited 116 people, both men and women, to bargain for a $100 gift card. Some study participants bought their gift card from an imaginary online vendor named “Allison,” while some placed bets on “Brad’s” $100 card. “Allison” made on average 7 percent less than “Brad” for the exact same gift card.But it’s not just women who get a raw deal hawking on eBay.In a separate study published in the Rand Journal of Economics last October, professors at Yale Law School and Harvard University found when photos of baseball cards on eBay were held in a black hand, they made 20 percent less than white-handed sellers.“The way we interact in markets is affected by our beliefs about status and the social script we have in mind,” Regev says.Regev’s colleague Kricheli-Katz says she hopes people presented with this new data will become more aware of their own biases. “Maybe if people know that, this process will become more conscious, and over time the gap will narrow,” she says.But sometimes, it does pay to be a woman on eBay.Women outsold men in certain categories, including baby products and toys for pets. Women also had higher “star” ratings, indicating better feedback from buyers. And when women sold used goods, the wage gap nearly disappeared: women earned on average 97 cents on the dollar.The researchers think there may be something about the perceived gender of a product that affects the gap. Is it possible women get more for items like handbags, but men get more for a set of golf clubs?The answer to that question … will be sold to the highest bidder. There’s a Gender Pay Gap for eBay Sellers Hilary Brueck 3 min read Add to Queue This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine –shares Gender Gap Next Article Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Businesslast_img read more

Samsung Flags 53 Billion Profit Hit From Note 7 Failure

first_imgSamsung Next Article Add to Queue Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. on Friday said it expected to take a hit to its operating profit of about $3 billion over the next two quarters due to the discontinuation of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.The outlook brings to about $5.3 billion the total losses the global smartphone leader has forecast as a result of the overheating issues, after it said on Wednesday it would suffer a $2.3 billion hit to third-quarter profit.The premium device that was meant to compete with Apple Inc.’s latest iPhones at the top end of the smartphone market had to be scrapped earlier this week, less than two months after its launch, due to safety fears.The South Korean tech giant said in a statement on Friday it expected the blow to profit to be in the mid-3 trillion won over the next two quarters — in the mid-2 trillion won range in the October-December period and about 1 trillion won ($900 million) for the first quarter of 2017.Samsung shares, which have fallen about 8 percent this week, edged up 0.6 percent as of 0228 GMT on Friday, versus a 0.5 percent gain on the broader market.To make up for the lost revenue, Samsung said it would expand sales of gadgets like the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge phones, and make “significant changes” in its quality assurance processes to improve product safety.Investors and analysts said that while the company had to move quickly to reassure the market about the potential financial costs, deeper losses from one of the tech industry’s most spectacular product failures could not be ruled out.Reputational damage remained the great unknown and potentially more harmful than recall costs, with rivals in the cut-throat industry eager to pounce on any sign of weakness in the market leader’s standing among consumers.”The sales impact on other models remains unclear,” said Kim Sung-soo, a fund manager at LS Asset Management, which owns Samsung Electronics shares.”The end of the premium model will damage Samsung’s brand, and hurt demand for its other models. It is difficult to measure such impact.”Samsung posted earnings of $7.2 billion in the second quarter, with mobile profits — its biggest earner — soaring 57 percent.Rebuilding trustThe Note 7 debacle has come at an awkward time for South Korea’s biggest family-run conglomerate, which is in the middle of a leadership succession and is facing calls for a major restructuring from U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management.Park Jung-hoon, a fund manager at HDC Asset Management which owns shares in Samsung affiliates, said that although future losses would not be as bad as the third quarter the company had to work hard to rebuild confidence.”What’s important is whether the flagship S7 can fill the gap left by the Note 7, and how much trust Samsung can regain from consumers by the time the S8 comes out,” he said. Analysts expect the S8 to be released in the first quarter.Key to brand recovery would be rapidly finding out and communicating what went wrong with the Note 7, which was recalled when some devices were found to be combustible and finally discontinued when customers reported similar faults in their replacements.The company blamed faulty batteries for the original problem but it has given no inkling about the cause of overheating in the replacements.”Samsung must announce clearly what the reason was and dispel uncertainty,” Park said.Investors were also expecting the company to show its “commitment to shareholders” by announcing share buybacks or higher dividends, he said.Samsung has announced financial incentives for U.S. and South Korea customers who exchange Note 7s for other Samsung products, as part of efforts to stem customer defections.(Reporting by Se Young Lee and Hyunjoo Jin and Joyce Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates) Image credit: Reuters | Kim Hong-Ji October 14, 2016 Register Now » Samsung Flags $5.3 Billion Profit Hit From Note 7 Failure Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business 4 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. The premium device that was meant to compete with the latest iPhones at the top end of the smartphone market had to be scrapped earlier this week. –shares Reuters last_img read more

Expanse Appoints Sherry Lowe as Chief Marketing Officer

first_imgLowe joins Expanse to Lead Global Marketing and Accelerate the Company’s Rapid Customer Growth across Fortune 500 and Government OrganizationsExpanse, the leader in helping IT operations and security teams discover, manage, and secure all of their global internet assets, announced it hired veteran marketing executive, Sherry Lowe, as Chief Marketing Officer. Lowe will spearhead the company’s global brand and demand generation efforts and will report directly to Tim Junio, co-founder and CEO of Expanse.Lowe brings more than 20 years of marketing leadership and enterprise software experience across cloud, storage and platform technology. She joins Expanse after serving as Chief Marketing Officer at Druva, where she oversaw marketing strategy and broadened Druva’s awareness worldwide. Prior to that, Lowe was the Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Marketing and Communications at Splunk, where she built out the corporate marketing team of more than 50 employees and was pivotal in leading the company’s corporate marketing and communications teams during its transition to a public company in one of the largest tech IPOs of 2012.Marketing Technology News: SessionM Demonstrates How to Turn Data into Loyalty at Salesforce ConnectionsPrior to Splunk, Lowe served as Vice President of Marketing at MarkLogic, where she led all inbound and outbound marketing programs. She also held various marketing positions at Actian (formerly Ingres), Savvion (acquired by Progress Software) and Business Objects (acquired by SAP). Prior to becoming a Silicon Valley marketing executive, Lowe was an award-winning broadcast journalist. She was one of the first female sportscasters in the country, working for FOX and ABC affiliates. Lowe has degrees from Arizona State University and Indiana State University.“Sherry is a seasoned leader who brings outstanding judgment and extensive marketing, branding, public relations and go-to-market expertise to Expanse,” said Tim Junio, co-founder and CEO of Expanse. “We are now primed to scale rapidly. We just closed our Series C. We have product market fit with over $100 million in federal contracts across all military services and a growing customer base in the Fortune 500. Sherry will play a critical role in building a global brand and expanding our mission and vision to capitalize on this incredible market opportunity.”Marketing Technology News: Actions, Not Words: The Economist Group Unveils Global Social Purpose Research at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity“I have admired Expanse for quite some time and am excited to lead a marketing organization that is helping drive the phenomenal growth and traction that Expanse has seen in just a few short years,” said Sherry Lowe, Chief Marketing Officer of Expanse. “Digital transformation is driving business today – across the enterprise and in government – but it is leading to a state of insecurity. Expanse is a one-of-a-kind platform that keeps our customers safe by telling them in real-time what they own, what’s at risk and how to protect their most critical internet assets. It is an incredible story to tell and as a marketer I’m excited to share it as part of the opportunity to build an iconic brand at a rapidly growing company.”The addition of Lowe as Chief Marketing Officer comes on the heels of hypergrowth at Expanse. In April,  Expanse raised $70 million in Series C funding led by TPG Growth, and with return investments from NEA, IVP, Founders Fund, and MSD Capital. The company has tripled sales year-over-year since product launch in 2016 and has dozens of Fortune 500 and government organizations using its services, including CVS/Aetna, PayPal, Capital One, Allergan, Hudson’s Bay Company, the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, and the Departments of Defense, Energy, and State.Marketing Technology News: AUDIENCEX Continues Momentum with 300% Revenue Growth and Strategic Leadership Appointments ExpanseMarketing TechnologyNewsSherry Lowe Previous ArticleMarTech Interview with Alan Braun, CEO at IngageNext ArticleADK, Japan’s Third-Largest ad agency, partners with CHEQ for Brand Safety and Anti-Fraud Prevention Expanse Appoints Sherry Lowe as Chief Marketing Officer PRNewswireJune 20, 2019, 1:35 pmJune 20, 2019 last_img read more

Image Navigation announces worlds most advanced imageguided implant dentistry system

first_img Source:https://image-navigation.com/ The last few years have seen new opportunities open up in dentistry with significant growth in the dental implant market combined with technological improvements and cost reductions.It is estimated that more than eight million dental implants were placed in patients across the world in 2018, with more than three million in the United States alone. This USA figure is expected to increase by 33 percent to four million by 2022 and the growth rate in other areas, especially in Asia Pacific, is expected to be even faster. In the UK, there were an estimated 260,000 implants in 2018 which is double the number five years ago.Related StoriesTAU’s new Translational Medical Research Center acquires MILabs’ VECTor PET/SPECT/CTResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairPET/CT imaging spots cardiovascular disease risk factors in OSA patientsRecent data also indicates dramatic shifts in the usage of technology for the placement of dental implants. In the USA alone, the market for dental CT scanners (CBCT Cone Beam scanners) has increased by over 300 percent from approximately 8,000 in 2012 to over 28,000 in 2018 and is forecast to be more than 40,000 by 2022.When using the IGI system, the dental surgeon views the tip of the drill and the pre-operative plan both superimposed onto a 3 dimensional CT scan that displays the bone, adjacent teeth, nerve canal, roots and sinus area.  The IGI’s on-screen display has a unique fluent tracking system with zero latency. It adds real-time navigated digital surgery to digital imaging, digital planning, and digital restorations, thereby completing the digital puzzle. This new image-guided implant (IGI) system extends the use of CBCT scanners to include intra-surgical navigation and has real-time, speed of light, tracking with absolutely no on-screen lag. It also has sub-millimeter accuracy and a robotic auto-stop for maximum safety where the drill motor stops automatically and instantly turns off the drill if it is placed outside of the planned surgical area. Our new system seamlessly integrates the advantages of freehand surgery, including unfettered vision of the surgical site, retention of the surgeon’s tactile feel and the application of intra-surgical clinical judgment.”Mr Lawrence Obstfeld, CEO of Image Navigation, developer of the world’s leading dental navigation technology This new image-guided implant system enables dentists to undertake their procedures with reduced stress as it allows them to be totally precise in their actions and gives them the assurance that they will be able to repeat their work with consistency.”Lawrence Obstfeldcenter_img Data shows that more general dentists across the world are using the new, more affordable, technology which minimizes post-operative complications, reduce surgical treatment time and ensure greater accuracy when placing implants. The surgeon is able to monitor the drilling path on-screen and make precise adjustments to ensure the most accurate dental implant placement during surgery.”Lawrence Obstfeld Mar 11 2019Image Navigation is announcing, at the 2019 IDS in Cologne, the world’s most advanced image-guided implant dentistry system.last_img read more

Immediate HIV treatment initiation has improved but not yet universal in NYC

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)May 7 2019A new study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases found that immediate treatment initiation for HIV infection has improved since local and federal guidelines began to recommend universal treatment for all persons diagnosed with HIV, regardless of their disease stage.Despite notable improvements, nearly 25 percent of New York City residents with a new HIV diagnosis in 2015 had not initiated treatment within six months of their diagnosis. Another key study finding was that only 35 percent of people diagnosed with HIV had less advanced HIV disease. The study’s authors concluded that “continued efforts are needed to expand and better target HIV testing to promote earlier diagnosis and treatment initiation”.The study was conducted by a team of investigators, in collaboration with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and used population-based HIV surveillance data to understand if the timeliness of HIV diagnosis and antiretroviral treatment (ART) initiation improved since ‘universal treatment’ was first recommended. They found that, among 9,987 NYC residents diagnosed with HIV from 2012 to 2015, 35 percent were diagnosed early, and the annual proportion of persons diagnosed sooner after HIV infection did not increase appreciably. Six months after diagnosis, only 62, 67, 72, and 77 percent of persons diagnosed in 2012, 2013, 2014 or 2015 respectively had initiated ART.Voluntary HIV testing followed by immediate ART initiation is an integral part of strategies to eliminate HIV and control the HIV/AIDS epidemic because individuals with HIV have a lower risk of transmitting the virus and developing AIDS or serious illness if they start ART as soon as possible after HIV infection. In New York City, the ‘universal treatment’ recommendation, immediate treatment for all persons diagnosed with HIV, was made in late 2011.Related StoriesPrevalence of anal cancer precursors is higher in women living with HIV than previously reportedPatients with HIV DNA in cerebrospinal fluid have high risk of experiencing cognitive deficitsNovel method can help clinicians identify individuals most in need of PrEPTo understand and influence how quickly testing programs are diagnosing HIV and getting individuals on treatment, the timeliness of diagnosis and ART initiation would ideally be measurable and carefully monitored at the population level. Yet, population-based data on ART initiation are generally not systematically collected and thus unavailable in the US. And neither implementors nor researchers have adequately focused on the elapsed time from HIV infection to diagnosis and to ART initiation. The elapsed time matters because this represents time when an individual misses out on the benefits of treatment.”Although patients are increasingly receiving ART upon diagnosis, this study shows that treatment is neither universal nor immediate. To reach the monumental goal of ending the HIV epidemic, it is important to continue to expand and target HIV testing in order to achieve earlier diagnosis and treatment for people with undiagnosed HIV infection,” said McKaylee Robertson, the study’s lead author and an epidemiology doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.”A fundamental premise underlying public health implementation efforts aimed at ‘ending HIV epidemics’ around the globe is that the most effective way to reduce HIV-related deaths and onward transmission of the HIV virus is to diagnose and treat all persons with HIV as soon as possible after infection occurs. This study shows that we have made significant improvements in quickly getting people on treatment, but that we still have a long way to go”, said Dr. Denis Nash, the senior author on the study and Executive Director of the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health. Source:http://sph.cuny.edu/2019/05/06/art-initiation-increased-not-universal/last_img read more

Toward animalfriendly robots

first_img Citation: Toward animal-friendly robots (2018, September 6) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-animal-friendly-robots.html Self-driving cars may soon be able to make moral and ethical decisions as humans do Machine ethics is a young, dynamic discipline, which primarily targets people, not animals. However, it is important that animals are kept from harm when encountering these machines since animals cannot make informed decisions or react as humans would.Several prototypes of semi-autonomous and autonomous machines that do not startle animals in the wild have been developed at the FHNW University in Brugg-Windisch, Switzerland. The prototypes are a ladybird-friendly robot vacuum cleaner, a self-driving car, a drone study for nature photography and advanced driver assistance systems.The article “Towards animal-friendly machines” by Professor Oliver Bendel of the FHNW School of Business, published in De Gruyter’s open access journal Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics, describes how annotated decision trees for animal-friendly moral machines are being developed and compared while making the moral justifications transparent.The modeling for the drone, for example, was presented in 2015 and instructed it to ignore humans, to avoid harming flying birds and to identify skittish animals and only photograph them from an appropriate height.The robot vacuum cleaner was programmed to identify ladybirds by their coloring, and stop vacuuming until the insect had moved on. Furthermore, the owner could control the morality of the machine by presetting it to spare ladybirds, but vacuum other invasive or undesirable species. This may not seem animal-friendly, but absolute moral rules need not be enforced consistently if, for example, a vermin-free house is justified.Programming advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in terms of decisions they can make with respect to animals is the main focus of the Robocar design study. The study posits that ADAS should recognize warning signs for toad migration, hedgehog populations or deer crossings and adapt the car’s reactions (emergency brake, reduced speed, etc) accordingly. In short, ADAS systems should identify such animals and animal species directly and react appropriately.”Both robotics and computer science must be sensitized to animal protection and advocates for animal ethics should follow developments in robotics and artificial intelligences and should be involved in both,” said Professor Bendel. More information: Oliver Bendel. Towards animal-friendly machines, Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics (2018). DOI: 10.1515/pjbr-2018-0019 Credit: CC0 Public Domain Explore further Provided by De Gruyter Semi-autonomous and autonomous machines and robots can become moral machines using annotated decision trees containing ethical assumptions or justifications for interactions with animals. 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.last_img read more

Government introduces bill to ban commercial surrogacy

first_img Next Government introduces bill to ban commercial surrogacyOn Monday, the government introduced the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha that also provides for constitution of surrogacy boards at national and state levels, as well as that the intending couples should not abandon such a child under any condition.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 15:44 IST File photo for representation.Commercial surrogacy will soon be banned and only close relatives will be permitted to act as surrogates to infertile couples for “ethical altruistic” reasons.On Monday, the government introduced the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha that also provides for constitution of surrogacy boards at national and state levels, as well as that the intending couples should not abandon such a child under any condition.Only Indian couples who have been legally married for at least five years would be allowed to opt for surrogacy, as per the Statement of Objects and Reasons of the bill, which was introduced by Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan.The bill seeks to “allow ethical altruistic surrogacy to the intending infertile Indian married couple between the age of 23-50 years and 26-55 years for female and male, respectively.”A woman should be allowed to act as a surrogate mother only once and should be a close relative of the intending couple and “should be an ever-married woman having a child of her own and between the age of 25-35 years.”According to the statement, India has emerged as a surrogacy hub for couples from different countries for past few years.”Due to lack of legislation to regulate surrogacy, the practice of surrogacy has been misused by surrogacy clinics, which leads to rampant commercial surrogacy and unethical practices…,” it noted.The bill was passed by Lok Sabha in December, 2018 but lapsed as it could not get the nod from Parliament.ALSO READ | 8 companies with great parental leave policiesALSO READ | After Zomato, drug firm Novartis announces 26-week paid parental leave for both men and womenALSO WATCH | Surrogacy has an important role for women, says Dr. Firuza ParikhFor 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 byNayanika Sengupta Tags :Follow Surrogacy (Regulation) BillFollow SurrogacyFollow Lok SabhaFollow Harsh Vardhanlast_img read more

Tiny Fighting Worms Make One of the Loudest Sounds in the Ocean

first_imgHeadbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Better Bug Sprays?01:33 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65945-tiny-worms-emit-loud-noise.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35Your Recommended Playlist01:33Better Bug Sprays?01:08Why Do French Fries Taste So Bad When They’re Cold?04:24Sperm Whale Befriends Underwater Robot00:29Robot Jumps Like a Grasshopper, Rolls Like a Ball02:31Surgical Robotics00:29Video – Giggly Robot关闭 Tiny, feisty worms that live off the coast of Japan fight by headbutting each other — and they aren’t quiet about it. During these feuds, the worms emit one of the loudest sounds in the ocean, according to a new study. The source of the underwater hullabaloo is a nearly transparent segmented worm called the Leocratides kimuraorum, which lives inside sponges 279 to 554 feet (85 to 169 meters) deep off the coast of Japan. [The 12 Weirdest Animal Discoveries]Advertisement These wigglies are just a tad more than an inch (29 millimeters) long and have lengthy tentacles and a big mouth (literally). These seemingly quiet creatures revealed their true nature under the spotlight in the lab. A group of researchers used an instrument called a hydrophone to record 15 pops that were emitted from three kimuraorums as they were fighting. In a marine feud researchers dub “mouth-fighting,” the worms approached each other headfirst with their mouths open. During such encounters, the worms’ pharynx muscles expand rapidly, creating a cavitation bubble that collapses and produces a loud “pop” while the worms launch into each other. The researchers found that these pops can reach 157 decibels in the water (which is a different measurement than decibels in the air). From right next to the water tank, the pops sounded like humans snapping their fingers, lead author Goto Ryutaro, an assitant professor at Kyoto University told Live Science. “Though they probably sound louder if you hear them in the water.” The worms are as loud as snapping shrimps, which are one of the biggest noisemakers in the ocean, the authors wrote. What’s more, they found that these worms did not make any noise when simply disturbed, they only did so when they were fighting. They “may use mouth-fighting to defend territory or living chambers from other worms,” the authors wrote July 8 in the journal Current Biology. “A loud pop may be a byproduct of the rapid mouth attack, but it may also aid intraspecific communication.” A loud noise could somehow determine the victor of the fight or even reveal the whereabouts of nearby worms, they wrote. Strange Love: 10 Animals with Truly Weird Courtship Rituals The 10 Strangest Animal Discoveries 13 Extremely Weird Animal Feet Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Lexus Vehicles Worth Buying for Their Resale ValueKelley Blue BookUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoArticles VallyDad Cuts Daughter’s Hair Off For Getting Birthday Highlights, Then Mom Does The UnthinkableArticles VallyUndoNucificTop Dr. Reveals The 1 Nutrient Your Gut Must HaveNucificUndolast_img read more

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Initial data from the machine are looking very promising, File as many as cases as you want.Losing weight and getting healthier should be a good thing.right Well as Rosie ODonnell told ABC News shedding a lot of pounds may not instantly change your life for the better ODonnell recently returned to hosting The View after leaving the talk show in 2007 She suffered a heart attack in 2012 and since then she had a procedure known as a vertical gastric sleeve and dropped 50 pounds Unlike a gastric bypass which re-routes how your stomach processes food a vertical sleeve gastrectomy removes a large portion of the stomach leaving it about the size of a banana according to the National Institutes of Health Its hard to imagine seeing any downsides to slimming down especially since people who are overweight are more prone to serious health conditions like heart disease and diabetes Still ODonnell says it took some adjusting to get used to her new body "Everyone assumes that obese people would just be jumping for joy that they were healthier and thinner" ODonnell told ABC News "But its also filled with a lot of emotional turbulence you wouldnt expect" In fact a UK study published in the journal PLOS One found that losing weight may not alter your mood the way you might expect Of the 1979 overweight and obese participants 14% lost at least 5% of their initial body weight After controlling for factors like serious health issues and major life events researchers found more than half of the people who lost weight were more likely to report being depressed That may be because weight loss doesnt address any underlying problems you may have "Sometimes other things are making you unhappy and the expectation that weight loss will fix it doesnt pan out which makes you even more unhappy" says Gail Saltz MD Healths contributing psychology editor Here are some surprising things people might not think about when it comes to losing weight: You may not be prepared for increased attention Not many people may have gone out of their way to talk to you when you were overweight and the attention that may come with your new look could be shocking at first "Some people keep weight on unconsciously to protect themselves from intimacy with others" Dr Saltz says This is especially true in settings of sexual intimacy The fear of being hit on or being sexual with others may terrify some so much it causes them to regain the weight Dr Saltz says Your partner may not be supportive ODonnell says her partner encouraged her to be healthy but that may not be the case for everyone "A lot of marriages break up once one person gets healthy" she told ABC News Your partner might feel threatened by your weight loss for a number of reasons A big one is theyll fear others will want you or youll look better than them Dr Saltz says Your shaping up forces your significant other to think about their own health choices which they may not be prepared to handle Another problem: Your partner may worry about how your personality might change "You feeling great sexy or confident could shift the balance of the relationship" Dr Saltz says "They fear losing the identity of the more confident one or losing the upper hand" Many of these challenges could apply to friendships too Your clothing options may feel scary Its not uncommon to feel unsure about shopping outside of plus size stores or sections "It may be unexpected to feel nervous and conflicted about styles you might not have worn before because they are body revealing" Dr Saltz says After losing weight you may not know how to react to clothes that fit your body in new waysnot to mention the hefty price tag that comes along with buying a new wardrobe Your body might not match your expectations Being thinner doesnt mean your body will look "perfect" to you now Loose skin a flat behind and sagging breasts are all changes that might accompany weight-loss procedures or lifestyle changes that help you shed a lot of pounds Those changes wont go away overnight either And when your reflection doesnt match what you imagined you may feel more disappointed that theres no healthy lifestyle change to fix the problem right away Dr Saltz says This article originally appeared on Healthcom More from Healthcom: 12 Ways We Sabotage Our Mental Health 11 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Belly Fat How to Do the Perfect Squat 19 Medical Tests All Adults Need QUIZ: Should You Eat This or That Which is better for you: Half cup of ice cream or 3 scoops of sorbet Getty Images (4) Answer: A half cup of ice cream If you eat what you’re craving you’re more likely to feel satisfied and eat less And scoop for scoop sorbet contains twice the sugar with none of the filling dairy protein and fat Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME Which is better for you: Real butter or spray on fake butter Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME Answer: Butter Serving size for spray butters (even low-calorie ones) are around a 1/3 second spray What on earth does that mean You’re better off using a small amount of real butter as opposed to guessing how much you’re using of the mystery melange of up to 20 ingredients Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME Which is better for you: A turkey burger or a sirloin burger Getty Images (2) Answer: Sirloin burger Restaurant turkey burgers are often made with dark meat and the skin so they’re not necessarily better for you (and for the record they aren’t low-fat) You can get a sirloin burger that’s 95% lean meat and gives you 20 g of protein Just be careful with the toppings Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME Which is better for you: Almonds or pretzels Getty Images (2) Answer: Almonds Almonds are high in protein fiber and fat and will keep you feeling fuller longer Give high-sodium pretzels about an hour and you’ll feel hungry again thanks to the high-carb no-fat or protein content Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME Which is better for you: Special K or eggs AP; Getty Images Answer: Eggs In the morning you want a meal that will fill you up Eggs offer protein and fat for satiety but Special K cereal really only offers carbs and well air If you want carbs to kick off the day you’re better off pairing eggs with a slice of 100% whole grain toast Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME Which is better for you: Fat free salad dressing or regular salad dressing Tara Johnson for TIME Answer: Regular salad dressingTo absorb fat soluble vitamins like Vitamins E and K in vegetables you need to consume them with a fat to aid nutrient absorption Fat-free dressing meanwhile is low-calorie but gets its flavor from added sugar and salt Tara Johnson for TIME (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME Which is better for you: A low fat cookie or dark chocolate Getty Images (2) Answer: Dark chocolate “People believe fat free is calorie free” says Keri Gans a registered dietitian in New York City “Go for the real thing” Fat free cookies tend to be high in carbs sugar and fake sugar Try a nice piece of antioxidant-rich dark chocolate instead Getty Images (2); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME Which is better for you: Low fat Greek yogurt or 100 calorie Yoplait yogurt Tara Johnson for TIME Answer: 2% Greek YogurtA little fat is good in the morning to keep you full—plus it has upwards of 17g of protein per container Fat-free "fruit" yogurt is high in sugar—7 to 10 g per serving—and lower in protein Tara Johnson for TIME (2); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME 1 of 16 Advertisement Contact us at editors@timecomFor decades the Pentagon has been saying that laser weapons are just around the corner Thursday the US military finally turned that corner The Navy announced that it had deployed and fired a laser weapon this fall aboard a warship in the Persian Gulf During a series of test shots the laser hit and destroyed targets mounted atop a small boat blasted a six-foot drone from the sky and destroyed other moving targets "This is the first time in recorded history that a directed energy weapons system has ever deployed on anything" Rear Admiral Matthew Klunder chief of naval research told reporters at the Pentagon "A lot of people talk about itwe decided to go do it" The Navys laser weapon systemLaWS in sea-service jargonwas fired from the USS Ponce a one-time amphibious ship that was converted to an "afloat forward staging base" in 2012 and assigned to the 5th Fleet in Bahrain Firing a laser from the surface of the Persian Gulf is challenging because heat humidity dust and salt water can reduce its power The Navy spent about $40 million over the past seven years developing LaWS which actually consists of six commercial welding lasers lashed together and aimed at the same point It has proven effective at ranges of up to about a mile A chief petty officer sitting inside the ships combat information center directs the solid-state laser with an Xbox-like controller It generates about 30 kilowatts of destructive power roughly equal to 40 horsepower Three times as much power is lost as heat rather than light Navy officers say the weapons power is adjustable ranging from distract to disable to destroy They added it would be ideal for asymmetric threats including small attack boats (a favorite tactic of Iran which undoubtedly was paying close attention to the tests off its shore) US Central Command has given the Ponces skipper approval to use the laser for self-defense if needed "Light from a laser beam can reach a target almost instantly" a July congressional report said "After disabling one target a laser can be redirected in several seconds to another target Fast engagement times can be particularly important in situations such as near-shore operations where missiles rockets artillery shells and mortars could be fired at Navy ships from relatively close distances" But lasers can be disabled by bad weather and are limited to line-of-sight confrontations Initially theyll complement a warships traditional longer-range guns and missiles The lessons learned from the Ponce tests will be cranked into a new generation of laser weaponry which the Navy hopes to begin installing on the fleet in the early 2020s Such weapons are safer than traditional shells and missiles which are crammed with explosives and propellant Theyre considerably cheaper too: the energy required to fire the Ponces laser costs 59 cents a shot compared to a shell or missile which can cost $1 million or more The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now View Sample Sign Up Now Read next: US Closes Bagram Prison in Afghanistan Write to Mark Thompson at mark_thompson@timemagazinecomClauthier allegedly ran away from the home when he saw the owner, however, lamenting that “200 out of the 268 inmates at the Ado Ekiti prison are ATDs. 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