A Brave and Exciting New World for Storage

first_imgA while back, I talked to a data center IT professional who made an interesting observation on one of the problems with current approaches to storage—specifically hard disk drive (HDD) failures.“We never get out of rebuild,” he said. He went on to explain that his IT team was constantly dealing with the effects of failing hard drives. On a regular basis, drives would go down and an operation would kick in to automatically rebuild them. And while systems rebuilt the failed drives, infrastructure performance would suffer.These reliability issues point to one of the reasons why data centers need to move away from hard disk drives, with an average mean time to failure rate of 30 years, and into the era of widespread use of reliable solid state storage technology, with a failure rate that is double or longer than HDDs.  But that’s just one reason. Another popular one is performance.  HDDs offer on average 200-250 IOPS per second per drive with an average response time of 2-7 milliseconds and today’s SSDs are more on the magnitude of at least 6000 IOPs with an average response time of 100-500 MICROSECONDs depending on the manufacturer.  That is a 30x performance (IOPS) improvement and 1,000x improvement in response time. These dramatic performance gains make possible to better utilize today’s multi-core processors and high-speed networking in the rest of the infrastructure.What can this mean for data center applications?  Better performance for business processing applications, big data processing for data analytics, and faster processing of scientific and life science applications.  For virtual environments this means more efficient server and desktop consolidation, and better performing applications.  Overall better efficiency and performance in the data center means increased productivity and the capacity to handle more business and revenue.And there is good news here. Next-generation solid state storage technologies are racing ahead as the new face of primary (hot/warm tiers) storage. We took a quantum leap forward with the arrival of NAND and flash memory. And now we are poised to take quantum leap No. 2 with the rise of persistent DRAM and non-volatile memory technologies, most notably 3D XPoint technology. These will become the building blocks for ultra-high performance storage and memory.The new NVM technologies will wipe out the I/O bottlenecks caused by legacy primary (hot/warm tiers) storage architectures. A case in point: 3D XPoint technology, developed by Intel and Micron, is 1,000 times faster than NAND. NAND latency is measured in 100s of microseconds; 3D XPoint latency is measured in tens of nanoseconds. This is yet another magnitude faster.And, better still, 3D XPoint technology has 1000 times the endurance of NAND and 10 times the density of conventional memory. Put it together and you have a unique balance of performance, persistency, and capacity—the characteristics we are going to need for the storage landscape of the coming years.All of this means that storage can now keep pace with the speeds of modern multicore processors and next-generation networks, along with an ever-larger deluge of data. And, in another important benefit, with the move to data centers dominated by solid state storage with no moving parts, primary storage will become more reliable—and less of a headache for data center IT professionals.This doesn’t mean you will have to throw out your traditional disk arrays. They will still have a place in the data center, although they will play a different role. They will be repurposed for non-primary storage.For a closer look at next-generation NVM technologies, including the new 3D XPoint technology, visit www.intel.com/nvm.last_img read more

Researcher who created CRISPR twins defends his work but leaves many questions unanswered

first_imgHe Jiankui (center) during a Q&A after his presentation in Hong Kong, China, today; he was joined by meeting co-organizer Robin Lovell-Badge (left) and pediatric stem cell researcher Matthew Porteus (right). Imaginechina via AP Images David Baltimore, California Institute of Technology By Dennis NormileNov. 28, 2018 , 9:30 AM HONG KONG, CHINA—The researcher who set off a global firestorm 2 days ago when he announced the birth of the world’s first gene-edited babies defended his study at a meeting here this morning. He Jiankui of the Southern University of Science and Technology in nearby Shenzhen, China, said he was “proud” of the work, which he said could lead to disease prevention “for millions of children,” and provided some details about the unpublished research that many scientists and bioethicists—as well as a phalanx of journalists—were clamoring to hear. Thousands around the world watched a webcast of his talk.He dropped another bombshell, acknowledging that a second woman is in the early stages of a pregnancy with a gene-edited embryo.But He, who used the genome-editing technique CRISPR in his attempt to make twin girls resistant to HIV infection, failed to provide many key details about the trial, was evasive about the ethical debate that had preceded the study, and provided sometimes confusing answers about the balance between risks and purported benefits. And his talk immediately triggered fresh criticism. The work should be “considered irresponsible,” biologist David Baltimore of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena said after hearing the presentation. “I don’t think it has been a transparent process, we only found out about it after it happened … after the children were born. I personally don’t think it was medically necessary,” Baltimore added, reflecting concerns that were widely voiced even before any details of the study had become available. “I think there has been a failure of self-regulation by the scientific community because of a lack of transparency.” I think there has been a failure of self-regulation by the scientific community because of a lack of transparency. He Jiankui, Southern University of Science and Technology For this specific case, I feel proud, actually. I feel proudest because [the father] had lost hope for life.center_img This set a pattern for the rest of the Q&A: He answered some questions but left many partially unanswered—or didn’t give an answer at all. He went off on a tangent when asked directly why he had chosen to conduct a study that international scientific consensus said shouldn’t be done. He was vague about whether the study had been approved by an institutional review board. He said he is personally paying for the medical expenses of the study participants, but didn’t say how much or whether he can continue that support long-term. It’s still unclear where he conducted the lab work and which hospital was involved.Questions from the floor indicated widespread dissatisfaction with his answers on his informed consent procedures. He said four people had reviewed the consent form before it was given to the couples; in the United States, “hundreds of people would review a consent form” before it would be put into use, says Matthew Porteus, a pediatric stem cell researcher at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Although He’s outline of his work overall indicated a “reasonable approach,” in going from mice to nonhuman primates to humans, Porteus adds, “there are still gaps” in the information provided, such as details on how many eggs were used, the success rate in the gene modification step, whether there had been any miscarriages, and the date of the births.In addition, “There are questions about the secrecy,” Porteus says. For instance, He claimed that he had discussed his work at several conferences. “But I was at those conferences and He didn’t indicate he was moving in this direction.” Unless He produces more information and better answers, “he risks becoming a pariah,” Porteus says. Researcher who created CRISPR twins defends his work but leaves many questions unanswered George Daley, Harvard Medical School The fact that it’s possible that the first instance of human germline editing came forward as a misstep, should in no way lead us to stick our heads in the sand. He’s talk took place at the International Summit on Human Genome Editing here, a global forum to discuss scientific progress and ethical issues in one of the most fraught areas of biomedical research. Earlier this week, He announced in an Associated Press (AP) interview and a series of YouTube videos that his team had engineered the genomes of twin baby girls to cripple a key receptor, CCR5, that HIV uses to infect white blood cells—a modification they may pass onto their descendants.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The girls’ father is infected with HIV, but the purported justification for the study was not to protect the girls from the AIDS virus during pregnancy. The parents used in vitro fertilization and the father’s sperm was washed to remove HIV, which virtually eliminated the risk of the embryos being infected. He’s goal was to protect them later in life, he told AP, even though experts agree there are other safe and effective ways to prevent acquiring HIV.The news completely dominated discussions at the summit even before He appeared; to accommodate the sudden interest, a special 1-hour time slot was carved out for He today. The hall was filled to capacity; hundreds of videographers, photographers, and journalists crammed shoulder-to-shoulder into one area. “I have the right to just cancel the session if there’s too much noise or interruption,” moderator Robin Lovell-Badge of The Francis Crick Institute in London warned at the outset. When He started his talk, clicking shutters nearly drowned him out, prompting Lovell-Badge to repeat his warning.He started by apologizing for the way his claims “leaked unexpectedly” earlier this week; he said a paper has been submitted to a peer-reviewed journal. (News of the breakthrough was first reported by MIT Technology Review, after which AP released a story about the work, and He made the YouTube videos and several documents related to the experiment public.)He also justified his research target, explaining that HIV/AIDS still imposes a heavy disease burden on much of Africa, and those infected often face severe discrimination. Mutations in the CCR5 gene confer HIV resistance, and He said previous experiments have suggested CCR5 was a promising target for editing. But He didn’t explain how gene editing could help the world prevent the disease; nobody thinks it’s feasible to edit the genomes of entire populations.He outlined how he took his research from work in mice to nonhuman primates to human embryos in vitro—much of which, he pointed out, he had presented at previous talks. Then he added some details about the human studies. A large focus of his research was on optimizing the precision with which CRISPR cuts the genome to minimize the possibility of untargeted genes being altered.He recruited couples that wanted to start a family in which the man was infected with HIV and the woman was not. There was a two-step informed consent process with a team member first visiting the couple at their home, and then a discussion of an hour or more at He’s lab in Shenzhen. In the case of the couple that eventually produced the twins, He collected eggs from the woman, injected them each with a sperm cell from her husband, and soon after used CRISPR in attempts to modify four of the resulting embryos. In one, both copies of the CCR5 gene were disrupted; in another, CRISPR only crippled one of the copies, leaving one copy of the gene intact. The couple agreed to have both of these embryos implanted and both resulted in live births.In the wide-ranging Q&A that followed, Lovell-Badge noted that the CCR5 gene has multiple functions in the immune system, that its absence leaves individuals more at risk for West Nile virus and potentially other diseases. Did He “really know enough about CCR5 and its role in the immune system to choose that for therapy?” Lovell-Badge asked. He responded that his team chose CCR5 because it is a well-understood single gene target appropriate for a first trial before moving to multiple-gene diseases. But he didn’t address the question of potential inadvertent side effects.“I just don’t see an unmet medical need for these girls,” said David Liu, a biochemist at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The technology could benefit millions of children potentially exposed to HIV from their parents, He said, without explaining this further. Speaking about the babies, he added, somewhat cryptically: “For this specific case, I feel proud. I feel proudest, because Mark, [the babies’ HIV-infected father], had lost hope for life. But with this protection, he sent a message saying he will work hard, earn money, and take care of his two daughters and his wife for this life.” He did not address the fact that safe and effective ways to prevent HIV transmission exist, or why gene editing might be preferable. Later in the day, the meeting’s organizers said He had withdrawn from a planned breakout session on embryo and germline editing to take place Thursday.With pending investigations by national and local authorities and his university, He’s saga is set to roil the scientific and biomedical community for months or even years to come. What impact his go-it-alone approach may have on the field remains to be seen. Appearing at the summit in the morning session, before He’s presentation, George Daley of Harvard Medical School in Boston expressed concern but urged researchers to have faith in the self-regulation of the research community while acknowledging that this requires transparency and external oversight.“The fact that it’s possible that the first instance of human germline editing came forward as a misstep, should in no way lead us to stick our heads in the sand,” Daley said. Rather than go on the defensive, he proposed “that it’s time for us to at least consider a responsible pathway for clinical translation” of germline editing.With reporting by Jon Cohen.*Update, 28 November, 2 p.m.: This story has been updated with additional information.last_img read more

Mor quits Dortmund for Celta Vigo

first_imgTransfers Mor quits Borussia Dortmund for Celta Vigo Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 00:33 8/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) emre mor - cropped Getty Images Transfers Celta de Vigo Borussia Dortmund v Hertha BSC Real Betis v Celta de Vigo Borussia Dortmund Primera División Bundesliga The midfielder had been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League but has instead opted to join the Spanish side Emre Mor has completed a surprise move to Celta Vigo from Borussia Dortmund, the Bundesliga club have confirmed.The Turkey international had been tipped to join Inter on a loan deal but talks with the Serie A side broke down this month.Dortmund 6/1 for Bundesliga title Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina The 20-year-old was also linked with Liverpool and Everton but has opted to sign for Celta in what is reported to be a club-record €13 million deal.In a statement, Dortmund confirmed: “Attacking player Emre Mor leaves Borussia Dortmund after a year and moves to Celta Vigo at his own request. @Emremor29 wechselt zu @RCCelta: https://t.co/0eg1UJGwpH pic.twitter.com/tIBfS2XVhk— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) August 29, 2017 “The player, who grew up in Denmark, asked Borussia Dortmund for the move because he hopes to be at another club with greater opportunities than there are in BVB’s already well-stocked attack.”Sporting director Michael Zorc added: “We respect this wish and we wish Emre all the best for the future.”Mor, who joined Dortmund from Nordsjaelland last year, could make his debut for Celta against Alaves on September 10.The news follows Celta’s confirmation that Claudio Beauvue has sealed a move to Leganes for the rest of the season.last_img read more

Allegri slams Juventus defending

first_imgMassimiliano Allegri Allegri: Barcelona punished Juventus’ worst mistakes Dom Farrell Last updated 2 years ago 14:50 13/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) MassimilianoAllegri - cropped Getty Images Barcelona v Juventus Barcelona Juventus UEFA Champions League Lionel Messi helped guide the Catalan side to a win over the Italian champions in the opening game, much to the Bianconeri coach’s disappointment Massimiliano Allegri bemoaned a collapse in the defensive standards that humbled Barcelona five months ago following Juventus’ 3-0 Champions League Group D defeat at Camp Nou.Juve shut out Barca over the course of 180 minutes as they triumphed 3-0 on aggregate in last season’s quarter-final between the sides, but the LaLiga leaders found their Serie A counterparts a far less robust proposition this time around.Juventus 16/1 to win CL Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing A brilliant Lionel Messi goal put the hosts in front towards the end of a first half as even as the second period was one-sided.Messi created Ivan Rakitic’s goal and helped himself to another as a Juve defence without the injured Giorgio Chiellini and still adjusting to life without Leonardo Bonucci provided increasingly flimsy resistance.”We played a good first half but when you play these kind of games you have to take your chances,” Allegri told reporters.Gonzalo Higuain Barcelona Juventus UCL 12092017Gianluigi Buffon Barcelona Juventus UCL 12092017“We didn’t and we were punished at the end of the first half. Ironically we conceded three goals from counter-attacks but this was our worst mistake because we had to remain compact after Barcelona’s goal.”Obviously they have this player who can change every game but we had to do better in the second half.”You cannot expect to come here and dominate the game so we have to play better at a mental level, always trying to remain in the game even when everything seems difficult.”If you leave spaces to Messi, you get punished.”Let’s claw our way back into this match, Bianconeri#FinoAllaFine #FCBJuve pic.twitter.com/PLnbKsNoWe— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 12, 2017It meant a Champions League debut to forget for Rodrigo Bentancur, who earned a maiden Juventus start.The Uruguayan midfielder, who cut his teeth with Argentine giants Boca Juniors, was left to marvel at Messi’s otherworldly talents.”We are sad for the defeat but we gave everything we had. Unfortunately it was not enough,” he told UEFA.com.”I’m happy with my performance, the Champions League is different from the Copa Libertadores, there is more pace and better  technique.”Bentancur added: “Messi is incredible, he is a player from another planet.”last_img read more

Casemiro: Neymar welcome at Madrid

first_imgTransfers Neymar always welcome at Real Madrid – Casemiro Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 10:45 11/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar - Cropped Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid England v Brazil Brazil PSG Ligue 1 Primera División Friendlies Neymar The Brazil midfielder wants his compatriot to know that he’ll always have a place open at his former club’s biggest rival Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro hopes Neymar joins the La Liga champions and he said his Brazil team-mate would always be welcome at the club.Neymar, 25, has been linked to Madrid despite only joining Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona in a world-record deal in August.Neymar 13/2 to be CL top scorer Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Casemiro said he would happily have Neymar at the Santiago Bernabeu, but insisted his international team-mate was happy in Paris.”He’s a star. He knows what he’s doing. He’s a great player and he’ll always be welcome at Real Madrid,” he told COPE after Brazil’s 0-0 friendly draw with England on Tuesday.”I hope he comes, but he’s happy at his club.”A bola teimou em não entrar no 1º tempo! Vamos vencer essa, #Brasil! #GigantesPorNatureza pic.twitter.com/FXOOkXa8FE— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) November 14, 2017Brazil’s draw against England completed a fine year for Tite’s men, who dominated CONMEBOL qualifying to reach the World Cup.Casemiro said Brazil had an opportunity at Russia 2018, but acknowledged his nation would be targeted.”We know that in a World Cup, everyone wants to beat Brazil,” he said.”But we have a great group.”last_img read more

BC company works to train drivers in remote First Nations

first_imgLee WilsonAPTN NewsNot having a driver’s license is a huge barrier for many in remote First Nations who are trying to find work in construction and other industries.So one woman in Terrace, British Columbia is doing something about it.Lucy Sager, owner of All Nations Driving Academy, said after talking with community and industry leaders, she decided to help try to fill the gap in driver training services in First Nations.An initial provincial government contract for Sager’s services recently turned into a larger one.On Aug. 15 the province announced an additional $360,000 to train up to 600 more people in remote communities.Sager says her long-term goal is to help build capacity in communities so they can offer their own driving training.lwilson@aptn.calast_img

Decision on funding to Jet Airways to be on collective basis, says PNB

first_imgMumbai: State-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) Wednesday said any decision to provide emergency funds to cash-strapped Jet Airways will be taken collectively by the lenders and not on a standalone basis. The assertion comes in the backdrop of media reports that PNB had approved Rs 2,050 crore of emergency funding to Jet Airways, for which lenders are considering a resolution plan under Project Sashakt. In a filing to exchanges, Jet Airways had earlier clarified it has not received any fresh loan from PNB. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep”No, we are going (on decision to lend further to Jet Airways) collectively. The resolution will come with the participation of the stakeholders and we are working on it,” the bank’s managing director and CEO, Sunil Mehta, told reporters when asked whether the lender was considering fresh funds to the loss-making Carrier on a standalone basis. Mehta was speaking at the sidelines of the Ficci-IBA event here Thursday. Any emergency funding to Jet Airways will be part of the resolution package, he said. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsMehta said the resolution plan for the airline is under deliberation at the joint lender forum and the lead banker, State Bank of India, is in discussion with various stake holders. Bank of India’s managing director and CEO Dinabandhu Mohapatra, who was also present at the event, said bankers are supporting the resolution plan for the airline. “Unless you support, there will be destruction of value. We have to protect the value and the airline,” Mohapatra told reporters. Jet Airways has a debt of over Rs 8,000 crore and needs to make repayments of up to Rs 1,700 crore by the end of March. The airline, has however, already defaulted on repayments on external commercial borrowings due to the paucity of funds. The acute liquidity crunch has forced it to ground aircraft, shut down stations and delay salary payments to its pilots and engineers along with other senior staff. It has been looking at various ways to raise funds. On March 8, Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal wrote to Etihad Airways Group CEO Tony Douglas seeking an urgent funding of Rs 750 crore under an MoU signed between various stakeholders. Etihad Board, however, has reportedly not taken a final decision on the pact. Last month, shareholders of Jet Airways cleared approved conversion of loan into shares and other proposals. On 14 February, Jet Airways’ board approved a bank-Led Provisional Resolution Plan (BLPRP), whereby lenders would become the largest shareholders in the airline. Following approval from the shareholders, part of debt would be converted into 11.4 crore shares at a consideration of Re 1 apiece as per the RBI norms.last_img read more

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Stocks slumped on Wall Street Thursday, handing the market its second straight loss, as investors worried about an apparent stalemate in trade talks between the U.S. and China.Trade-sensitive technology stocks led the market slide. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note slid to its lowest level in more than a year as traders sought safety in the bond market.On Thursday:The S&P 500 index fell 34.03 points, or 1.2%, to 2,822.24.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 286.14 points, or 1.1%, to 25,490.47.The Nasdaq composite dropped 122.56 points, or 1.6%, to 7,628.28.The Russell 200 index of small company stocks gave up 30.25 points, or 2%, to 1,501.38.For the week:The S&P 500 is down 37.29 points, or 1.3%.The Dow is down 273.53 points, or 1.1%.The Nasdaq is down 188 points, or 2.4%.The Russell 2000 is down 34.38 points, or 2.2%.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 315.39 points, or 12.5%.The Dow is up 2,163.01 points, or 9.3%.The Nasdaq is up 993.01 points, or 15%.The Russell 2000 is up 152.82 points, or 11.3%.The Associated Press read more

Timorese force assumes full policing duties from UN mission

The handover from the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) to the Policia Nacional de Timor-Leste (PNTL) took place in the capital, Dili, at a ceremony celebrating the 11th anniversary of the national police force. The PNTL started resuming policing responsibilities almost two years ago in the district of Lautém. Since then, it has resumed command in nearly all districts and units with no increases in crime rates or public order incidents, according to a news release issued by UNMIT.“PNTL and UNMIT have worked together for more than four years to rebuild and develop PNTL’s abilities to maintain the rule of law in Timor-Leste,” said Ameerah Haq, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNMIT. “We will continue to work side-by-side. However, PNTL will be squarely in the driver’s seat, and the UN will focus on providing the training and support Timor-Leste’s police service needs to further strengthen its capabilities over the long term,” she added. Ms. Haq also noted that the resumption of policing responsibility by PNTL at this time has the advantage of enabling the force to assume its role before next year’s presidential and parliamentary elections and well before the anticipated withdrawal of the UN mission at the end of 2012.Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão voiced his appreciation to all those who made it possible for the PNTL to resume policing responsibility from the UN mission, which assumed authority for policing at the request of the Government of in 2006 after a period of instability. “I extend my thanks to the United Nations and the international community for its assistance in strengthening our nation’s policing capabilities.”UNMIT was set up in 2006 after an outbreak of deadly violence to replace several earlier missions in the small South-East Asian country that the world body shepherded to independence in 2002 after it broke away from Indonesia.It will maintain a police presence of up to 1,280 personnel to support the PNTL until after the 2012 elections, when the mission is planning to withdraw from Timor-Leste. 27 March 2011The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Timor-Leste on Sunday handed over policing duties to the country’s national force, which will be fully responsible for maintaining law and order nationwide beginning tomorrow. read more

Data experts gather to find solutions to worlds biggest challenges at UN

The experts will launch innovative solutions to improve data on migration, health, gender and many other key areas of sustainable development at the second annual UN World Data Forum, which takes place at the Madinat Jumeirah Convention Center.The 3-day conference is packed with over 80 sessions and parallel events, and is seen as a crucial opportunity for major producers and users of data and statistics to find ways to deliver better data for policy makers and citizens in all areas of sustainable development.Speaking ahead of the opening session, Liu Zhenmin, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, underlined the critical importance of good data in order to achieve the SDGs: “It is essential to have accurate, reliable, timely and disaggregated data, tracking the unprecedented range of economic, social and environmental goals in the 2030 Agenda. At the UN World Data Forum, I expect new partnerships to be forged, commitments announced, and support boosted.”The conference takes place two months before the expected adoption by Member States of the Global Compact for Migration, the first-ever UN global agreement on a common approach to international migration, and one of the high-level sessions will be on improving migration data to help set new strategies for how to better track the more than 258 million migrants around the world, including through real-time data sources such as call records: this will serve as a contribution to the December conference.Financing for data and statistics, and ways to fill the funding deficit and data gaps that exists in many countries will be a focus topic of this year’s Forum, at a time when developing countries face a gap of $200 million per year and over 100 countries do not have comprehensive birth and death registration data: a lack of funding and capacity are serious constraints for many countries.Other issues to be examined at the Forum include the need for open data and how to facilitate data sharing and integration of new data sources into official statistics.The Forum will launch or advance a number of practical solutions, including for the use of non-traditional data sources such as mobile phone and bank records, social media, earth observations and geospatial data.Projects to be showcased include the use of high-resolution satellite images to map poverty, measure soil fertility and improve agricultural productivity.Some sessions will look at the benefits and risks of using new data sources for the public good, including issues of data privacy and governance.Several initiatives are focusing on how to better count minorities and vulnerable groups and to improve gender data, to ensure that no-one is left behind, and ensure the protection of human rights; and how data journalists can work with national statistical offices to better inform the public. read more

Sandvik outlines data interoperability policy

first_imgSandvik Mining and Rock Technology has released its data interoperability policy, which specifies how Sandvik systems, equipment and tools share data in the mining digital ecosystem. The policy outlines the principles by which Sandvik systems can communicate in a digitised mining and rock excavation industry. The Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology Interoperability Policy is now available on the My Sandvik customer portal. It outlines the principles by which Sandvik systems can communicate within a digital ecosystem, including data accessibility, fleet data compatibility, data rights and control and data privacy. “In their desire for the optimal safety, productivity and profitability of their mining operations, our customers are looking to digital technologies to enable optimised processes,” says Patrick Murphy, President, Rock Drills and Technologies, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology. “Sandvik systems and equipment will form a key part of the digital ecosystems at these mines of the future.” Sandvik’s digital offering ranges from systems for autonomous equipment and features, such as the industry-leading AutoMine® platform, to systems for process management and optimisation, to tailored data analytics solutions. “Sandvik understands the essential role its systems will play within the larger digital ecosystem at each of its customers’ sites. Sandvik systems will be able to interface and exchange data with other systems around the operation, ensuring that the value of the data can be unlocked. Sandvik will take the lead in shaping industry standards in data interoperability.”“Our customers have naturally asked that they can access equipment health and productivity data from the solutions that we provide them,” Murphy says. “While interfaces are not available for all equipment models today, these will be progressively rolled out as new products come to market. However, there are today already over 1,000 machines connected to our industry-leading, cloud-connected productivity and eCommerce platform, My Sandvik, as well as the more advanced OptiMine® mining process optimisation platform. Data interfaces can be created so that the customer can access the raw data from these offerings.” The data interoperability policy outlines the principles behind Sandvik’s digital offering, explaining, for example, how data can be accessed, depending on the customer’s fleet – i.e. at equipment level, at server level onsite or within the cloud. And, of course, how it is protected. “We know that cloud-based data processing services offer tremendous advantages over local server based solutions, and are critical in leveraging the full potential of the industrial Internet of Things,” says Manny Maloney, General Counsel at Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology. “And when our customers choose us to process data on their behalf, we don’t take it lightly. Access to data needs to be defined and restricted, because it is often operator-related and commercially-sensitive.” The Sandvik data interoperability policy is designed to ensure the highest levels of data privacy and security whilst ensuring the customer retains all rights to information related to the use and application of their equipment. The policy has been designed with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in mind. The GDPR is a European Union (EU) law on data protection and privacy which also applies to the export of personal data outside the EU. It comes into effect on 25 May 2018, with the intention of harmonising data privacy laws across Europe. “Although the GDPR is a European regulation, we aspire to apply the same level of rigour regarding data privacy across the world, wherever we operate,” added Maloney.last_img read more

HTC J Butterfly launches in Japan with 5inch 1080p display

first_imgThis summer, a mysterious HTC phone with some intriguing specs popped up in benchmark databases online. Its most interesting features? A quad-core processor and a 1080p display. At the time, it was known only as the HTC 6435. Now, it’s been revealed by Japanese carrier KDDI as the HTC J Butterfly.Despite its rather meek-sounding name, this is a serious Android device. The Butterfly has a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor — a workhorse, to be sure, but it falls a little short of what’s in the revamped HTC One X+. And like the One X+, HTC has packed in 2GB of RAM. On the storage front, however, the One X+ once again has the edge: the Butterfly has just half what HTC’s flagship does at 16GB.The 8MP rear-facing camera keeps pace with competitors, and it’s complemented by a 2MP front-facing cam. The Butterfly will also be able to spread its wings on CDMA, GSM, and LTE airwaves, and it’s ready to handle all the NFC-powered tapping activities you can throw at it.The real star of the show here, however, is the 5-inch 1080p display. If HTC can beat the Oppo Find 5 to market, the Butterfly will indeed be the first 1920 x 1080 five incher to hit the streets.For now, the HTC J Butterfly is only slated for sale in Japan. However, those summer benchmarks pegged the 5-inch beast with Verizon branding on board. With an array of globe-trotting radios as standard, it’s definitely possible that this phone will migrate beyond the Land of the Rising Sun.There’s some speculation that it could even pop up as yet another Nexus device some time before Christmas — next to LG’s offering, and maybe even one from Sony.More at Pocket Lintlast_img read more

Unemployment support program fails

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The program to support the long-term unemployed in Greece can only be described as a failure after it is revealed that only 7,816 claimants have qualified for the benefit when the number of people who have been without work for over a year stands at over half a million.According to dikailogitika.gr citing figures from the Manpower Employment Organisation (OAED), despite efforts to expand the number of people who receive the benefit as provided for by the updated Memorandum, in reality only 1.5 per cent of the long term unemployed actually receive the support payments of (a rather paltry) €200 per month.This despite the Labour Ministry having confidently predicted that following changes to the qualification criteria for the benefit, 35,000 of the long-term unemployed would receive the support payments.Originally the support payments were only available to people who had been out of work for over 12 months and were between 45 and 65 years of age. However, given the extraordinarily high levels of youth unemployment (which exceeds 50 per cent for 15-24 year olds) that left out a large portion of those without any source of income. The criteria were then expanded in 2014 to include individuals as young as 20 years old, however, extra restrictions were added. Specifically, individuals are only eligible to apply for the benefit if their regular unemployment payments have expired within 60 days (regular unemployment benefits last for 12 months).Effectively this means the only people who can apply for the support are those who lost their jobs between 12 and 14 months ago. Should the 60 day period lapse before the application is made, the claimant is no longer eligible. When the new rules came into force, tens of thousands of (truly) long term unemployed individuals had already lost their regular unemployment benefits many months previously and as such did not fit the narrow criteria needed to qualify for assistance.Furthermore, the benefit is only available to those with incomes of less than 12,000 euros. Applicants are required to submit, together with their applications, their tax returns from the previous year – that is when they were still working. This means that even if their income may have dropped to nothing for many months, they would still be ruled out from receiving the benefit based on the money they were making when they still had jobs. Finally, the benefit expires after 12 months. As a result, in 2014 to date only 6,691 claimants have been granted the benefit, on top of 1,125 in 2013 out of 510,000 long term unemployed citizens. The numbers means that 98.5 per cent of the long term unemployed receive no support. Source: pressproject.netlast_img read more

Dogs too can donate blood

first_imgHyderabad: Donors Matters!? started by a city-based certified animal trainer and dog behaviorist, Bohbby, is an NGO that aims to save the lives of animals that need blood transfusions by providing a city-wide list of animals registered as blood donors. The services are provided free of cost.DonorMatters!? is the sister organisation of ‘PettingMatters!?’ that provides multi-services including vaccination of stray dogs, help pet owners understand dog behaviour and help owners train dogs to be disciplined. Donors Matters!? focuses on dogs with the negative blood type, as these supplies are often low. Only 30% of dogs have this blood type. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us “Our primary concern is always the happiness and safety of the dog, and we have a strict welfare first policy with any donation,” says Bohbby. “We currently have over 190 registered and active dog donors of Hyderabad. On average we have at least 5-6 dog donors every month and the demand for the blood is also increasing. Last year, 5,000 units of blood was facilitated for more than 250 sick dogs and it is an ongoing challenge to keep stocks up. One of the most important things for us is to ensure that people know that their dog can become a donor and that any concerns around the process are addressed,” he added. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us Labradors are one of the most common dogs registered with us, but they generally tend to be positive blood type. Breeds that are most likely to have a negative blood type include Dobermanns, Pointers, Canis lupus familiaris and German Shepherds. Other breeds as well that serve the purpose are Pugs, Laboradors and Dachshund. DonorMattersI? located in Shamshabad celebrated its one year anniversary on July 8 and extended their celebrations with a felicitation ceremony for ‘Donor Dogs’ in no time. “We hope by working with DonorMatters!? will help increase the numbers of people registering their dogs as donors, particularly negative blood type breeds, so we can continue our work of helping to save pets’ lives,” say pet lovers.last_img read more

Stitchless Key Hole surgery successful

first_imgHyderabad: Suresh, a 32-year-old marketing executive, residing in the city was diagnosed with L5-S1 intervertebral disc prolapse. He was in a position where he could not afford to take leave from work. Then he opted for endoscopic discectomy which is a ‘Keyhole Spine surgery,’ a daycare procedure and a majority of the patients are discharged within 24 hours of the surgery. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us “Advantages of endoscopic spine surgery are less tissue dissection and muscle trauma, reduced blood loss, less damage to the epidural blood supply and consequent epidural fibrosis and scarring, reduced hospital stay, early functional recovery and improvement in the quality of life & better cosmesis” said Dr Vishnu Manyam, Consultant Spine Surgeon, Gleneagles Global Hospital, Lakdi-Ka-Pul. Explaining the procedure, Dr Vishnu also said, “In this surgery, we just make a minimal incision which is less than 10 mm. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us The surgery is performed with a specially designed endoscope also called spine endoscope that removes the offending disc fragment which compresses the nerve in the foramen “. The location of the fragment was in such a place that it could not be reached through conventional spine surgery which could damage the tissue thereby increasing the recovery period. Advertise With Us The patient would then need to take rest for at least 15 days followed by restricted movements for three months. But in the endoscopic discectomy procedure, the diseased portions of the disc are removed, and healthy ligaments, muscles, vertebrae remain unaffected ensuring speedy recovery. This ‘Keyhole Spine surgery’ is a daycare procedure and majority of the patients are discharged within 24 hours of the surgery and can be mobilized as early as two hours after the procedure.last_img read more

Box office collection Super Deluxe displaces Ajiths Viswasam from 2nd place next

first_imgA collage of Super Deluxe and Viswasam.PR HandoutVijay Sethupathi’s Super Deluxe has come out with flying colours at the US box office. It has now become the second highest-grossing movie of the year in North America and next only to Rajinikanth’s Petta.In the latest weekend, Super Deluxe has grossed $35,630 from 42 screens. The total collection of the Tamil movie now stands at $376,839 in the US box office. Not this film alone, Uriyadi 2 and Natpe Thunai were screened in North America and have collected $5,019 from 11 screens and $2,102, respectively.However, the superb performance by Super Deluxe has earned second place in the US box office in 2019. It has now beaten Ajith Kumar’s Viswasam, which collected $273,519 in its lifetime in the US.Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s Super Deluxe is a multi-starrer which has Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil and Samantha in the leads. The movies with solid content have always done well at the US box office. Hence, its performance has not come as a surprise.As per the trade trackers, the movie has the potential to easily cross over $500,000-mark. It all depends on how it performs in the next 5-7 days.Rajinikanth’s Petta is in the numero uno position by raking in $2,553,065 in the US. It looks like the movie will retain its spot for some more time, considering that there are no big movie releases around.Karthik Subbaraj’s film is also the all-time third highest grosser in the US after 2.0 ($5,509,317) and Kabali ($4,585,808).last_img read more

Catalonia holds independence vote

first_imgSupporters of an independence referendum in Catalonia arrive to spend the night at a designated polling station in a high school in Figueras in a bid to ensure the vote goes ahead, on 30 September 2017, on the eve of an independence vote that Madrid has banned and is trying hard to block. Photo: AFPIt’s crunch time for Catalonia and the rest of Spain Sunday as the northeastern region holds an independence referendum banned by Madrid, though how people will be able to vote remains a mystery.This is no ordinary referendum.Spain’s central government is staunchly against a vote ruled unconstitutional by the courts and has used all the legal tools at its disposal to stop it from taking place.On orders of judges and prosecutors, police have seized ballot papers, detained key organisers and shut down websites promoting the vote.But in an interview with AFP Saturday, Catalan president Carles Puigdemont insisted that his government had “everything in place” so that the referendum could go ahead in the wealthy region which is home to some 7.5 million people.Occupied schoolsThe planned referendum has sown divisions among Catalans and stoked passions further afield in Spain.Opinion polls show the region is deeply divided over independence, but a large majority of Catalans want to be able to settle the matter in a referendum, though most would prefer it to be legal and binding.Whatever happens, Sunday’s referendum result will not be recognised by Madrid, and almost certainly not by the international community.But separatist leaders are banking on a high turnout to give legitimacy to their vote, though it is as yet unclear how people will be able to cast their ballots.Spain’s interior ministry said Saturday police had closed most of the 2,315 polling stations across Catalonia.But at least 160 were occupied by teachers, parents, students and activists determined to let people in anyway.All eyes were on whether police would forcefully evict them early on Sunday morning.Some schools designated as polling stations imagined innovative ways to stay open, organising leisure activities all over the weekend, from kids’ pyjama parties to volleyball games.A regional government source said voting may also take place in other places like health centres and even retirement homes.Farmers and firefighters have also pledged to protect polling stations.Berta Clos, an 18-year-old student, was helping to occupy Barcelona’s Menendez y Pelayo Institute.She said Catalan police had already told those inside that they would come and notify them that they had to shut the school down.“But they have also told us that if there are people inside, they won’t be able to do it so we just need to make sure that this remains open.”Unity protestsThe Mossos d’Esquadra Catalan police have warned about the risk of “disruption of public order” if efforts are made to prevent people from casting ballots.Madrid has sent thousands of extra police officers from other forces to Catalonia to stop the referendum from happening.On Saturday, Puigdemont called on those going to vote to maintain a “peaceful attitude.”That same day, thousands took to the streets across the country-including in Barcelona-in favour of national unity.As well as being critical of Puigdemont, some protesters also faulted prime minister Mariano Rajoy’s conservative government for limiting its response to the crisis to repeating that the referendum is unconstitutional.“The state needs to explain the benefits of remaining united, instead of repeating all the time that the referendum is illegal,” said Rafael Castillo, a 59-year-old engineer at a Madrid rally, wearing a scarf with the Spanish flag around his neck.Whatever happens on Sunday, analysts fear that the standoff between Catalan leaders and Madrid has left a damaging mark.And it is unlikely to blow over after the vote.Carles Riera, a regional parliament lawmaker for the radical CUP party, part of Catalonia’s separatist coalition, vowed that mobilisation would continue after Sunday’s vote-if the “yes” camp won but Madrid opposed the result, as is almost certain.“We’re in a process of popular mobilisation that is going to last a while,” he told reporters.last_img read more

Visitors love Chicago and a record travel and tourism year for Chicago

first_imgTo build on that progress, the Global Business Travel Association has committed to hosting their Annual Convention in July of 2019 which is the world’s largest business travel event. More than 7,000 business travel professionals from around the world will gather in Chicago at McCormick Square for state-of-the-art education, exclusive networking opportunities and news on the latest innovations in the industry.“The visitor results and impact is clearly a team win,” said Choose Chicago Board Chair, Desiree Rogers. “This is the result of a truly collaborative effort of all partners of Chicago’s visitor and meeting industry.  Our goal now will be to harness this momentum and continue to build upon it.”“The combination of record-setting growth in leisure visitors accompanied by record-setting results from the major conventions that choose to meet here is an outstanding barometer for the overall success of Chicago as a thriving destination,” Choose Chicago President & CEO, David Whitakersaid. “The impact of the visitor and meetings economy translates into increases in jobs, tax receipts from visitor spending as well as helping fuel the city’s reputation as not only an amazing place to live, work and play – but also an amazing place to visit and invest in.”The positive momentum being generated is also helping fuel industry growth as Chicago opened five new hotels in 2017 with another eight new hotels currently scheduled to open in 2018. Share this: “Tourism in Chicago means jobs throughout Chicago,” Mayor Emanuel said. “By continuing to set new tourism records and bring millions of more people to Chicago every year, we are generating economic opportunities that reach every Chicago neighborhood.”Prior to 2011, there were an estimated 124,400 tourism-related positions. The projected 55.2 million visitors to Chicago in 2017 generated an estimated additional 22,000 jobs.2017 marked another major increase in leisure visitors to the city as Chicago hotels reported an overall annual increase of 6.3 percent. This increase of the leisure segment was particularly strong in the key summer months as hotels reported an increase of 7.4 percent during the four-month period June through September – more than double the growth of the previous summer. Overall, Chicago hotel demand in terms of rooms occupied grew 3.3 percent in 2017.Another key segment generating overnight visitors is the important convention and meetings industry convening at McCormick Place. Of the largest 40 conventions held, 21 achieved increased attendance over their prior year event including 10 that experienced all time attendance records.  Seven of the 40 largest conventions broke previous records in terms of the sale of exhibit space – another encouraging industry trend. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago today announced that visitors to the city in 2017 reached 55.2 million – a new record and 2.5 percent increase over the previous year. The increase of 1.4 million reaches the Mayor’s ambitious goal of 55 million visitors annually – two years early. Chicago’s tourism industry supported an estimated 146,500 jobs in 2017, a 17 percent increase since Mayor Emanuel took office.On the other hand Chicago is known as the murder city of the world. This is an ironic and strange combination. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img Like this:Like Loading… Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Illinois boasts record tourism in 2017 – this is how many people visitedVisitBritain celebrating UK Government’s largest participation in Pride activities in the AmericasPuerto Vallarta Tourism Chief: Visit to become one of us, you will be safe!More articles on eTurboNews click herelast_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | May 11, 2012 Fovia and iCRco Deliver High Definition Volume Rendering to the Orthopedic Market Collaboration Advances Orthopedic Visualization with HDVR Connect A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 12, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Announces Autologous Biologics Workshop in Partnership With EmCyte Corp. Konica Minolta Healthcare announced a new autologous biologics workshop in partnership with EmCyte Corp. The workshop… read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 11, 2019 Aidoc Earns FDA Approval for AI for C-spine Fractures Radiology artificial intelligence (AI) provider Aidoc announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more May 11, 2012 – Fovia Medical Inc., a provider of volume rendering technology, and iCRco, a provider of digital imaging solutions, announced a groundbreaking collaboration to deliver High Definition Volume Rendering to the orthopedic market.iCRco develops and delivers comprehensive digital x-ray products, including an integrated suite of hardware, PACS and imaging software solutions for the medical, dental, chiropractic, veterinary and non-destructive testing markets. The combination of Fovia’s imaging capabilities and iCRco’s orthopedic expertise gives physicians and radiologists an unprecedented ability to view and manipulate data “on-the-fly,” making lengthy pre- and post-processing steps, such as time-consuming surface rendering import and export, obsolete.Fovia’s CPU-based thin client-server technology provides advanced visualization to OEMs through its customizable SDK integration solution. Through its server-based architecture, HDVR Connect provides high-performance 3D locally or via web-based solutions, offering immediate access to imaging during critical stages of care. HDVR Connect’s flexibility extends to its platform accessibility – operating in various combinations of Windows, Mac, Linux, and iOS client-server configurations.“With the precision of Fovia’s HDVR Connect software, we are able to dramatically improve imaging studies for hip and knee replacement surgical planning, spinal cord trauma diagnostics, and other orthopedic surgical and clinical applications. The list continues to grow as we investigate the advantages of Fovia’s scalable and flexible platform,” said Stephen Neushul, CEO of iCRco. “Leveraging HDVR in our products will provide us with the tools our orthopedic clients need to deliver the best quality care and the high rate of successful surgical outcomes expected by today’s healthcare consumers.”Ken Fineman, chief executive officer of Fovia, stated, “We are thrilled to have such a visionary partner with which to expand into the orthopedic market. iCRco is keenly adept at recognizing the needs of a particular medical sector and being at the forefront of delivering revolutionary and adaptive innovations in imaging technology, while continuing to remain cost-effective.”Fovia has developed High Definition Volume Rendering, a CPU-based, advanced visualization technology platform that delivers unparalleled quality, performance, scalability and flexibility. Fovia’s innovative HDVR solution successfully overcomes the inherent limitations of other currently available imaging technologies, thereby enabling local, enterprise-wide and web-based volumetric rendering with affordable, off-the-shelf computers.Fovia’s flagship product, HDVR Connect, is a software-only, advanced visualization solution that includes all of the key attributes required by today’s vendors and their customers: performance, quality, scalability, anytime/anywhere image access, cost- effectiveness and flexibility. With HDVR Connect, OEM vendors can deliver unrivaled image quality and uncompromised performance, both locally and remotely, in 2D, 3D and 4D advanced volume visualization applications.For more information: visit www.fovia.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Related Contentlast_img read more