40 Caribbean Nationals will be inducted in the Caribbean Hall of Fame

first_img Official Presentation of Ronnie Butler’s Caribbean Hall of Fame Award RONNIE IS READY Related Items:Anthony Davis (Beenie Man), caribbean hall of fame, dahlia harris, garnett reid, horace phillipis, Mr. Andrew Price Arts, Mr. Bill Edwards, Mr. David Rudder (Trinidad), Mr. Lennie Little- White, Mr. Omar Reuben Riley (Taurus Riley), Mr. Patrick Brown, Mr. Paul Campbell Film, Mrs. Barbara Blake-Hanna, Mrs. Shauna Mckenzie- Morris (Etana), Ms. Grace Jackson, Ms. Juliet Cuthbert, Ms. Marion Hall, Myrna Hague, richie stephens, ronnie butler Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe 12th Annual Caribbean Hall of Fame Awards for Excellence set for Saturday, October 25, 2014.Under the distinguished Patronage of Their Excellencies The Most Honorable Sir Patrick Allen, ON, GCMG, CD, KSt. J Governor General and The Most Honorable Lady Allen.The Executive Director of the Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation Mr. Garnett Reid, J.P says that the Foundation’s Program is geared towards, strengthening and preserving Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean’s Cultural Heritage. He noted that the main aims of the foundation are:1. To supervise and aid in the development of the creative ability of Caribbean people through creative planning.2. To encourage the natural geniuses of our people to reach the highest point.The Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation in association with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will be staging its 12 Annual Caribbean Hall of Fame Awards for Excellence after a 2 years break. This year the Foundation will be hosting the event in association with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) which will be sponsoring the citations and trophies. In the past we have partnered with United Nations World Decade for Cultural Development (UNDP). We are happy to have UNESCO partnering with us for the 2014 Caribbean Hall of Fame Awards for Excellence 2014. In 2004 the foundation was honored by the United Nations (UN) as one of the best organizations geared within the western hemisphere. We have received hundreds of nominees from across the Caribbean and the selection committee headed by Dr. Jean Small – Chairman of the Selection Committee, is in the process of short listing the nominees received.Among the nominees are:Music Mr. Anthony Davis (Beenie Man) Mrs. Shauna Mckenzie- Morris (Etana) Mr. David Rudder (Trinidad) Mr. Omar Reuben Riley (Taurus Riley) Mr. Ronnie Butler (Bahamas)Sports Ms. Grace Jackson Ms. Juliet Cuthbert Mr. Andrew PriceArts Mr. Patrick Brown Mr. Bill Edwards Mr. Paul CampbellFilm Mrs. Barbara Blake-Hanna Mr. Lennie Little- WhiteThe award shall be made to a person: a. Who has achieved eminence for work in their field of endeavour. b. Whose achievement is one of the highest recognition. c. Who has exhibited unswerving commitment to and has the capacity for the continued growth and development in the particular field.According to the Executive Director- Mr. Garnett Reid, this organization is the only one of its kind within the Caribbean to stage such an event. We are calling on other Caribbean Nations to support this regional Red Carpet Affair.Tickets will be available at: Music Mart Little TheatreFor further information please contact:The Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation8 Central Avenue, Kingston 10P.O Box 790, Kingston 19926-7823/532-2695/378-1740Email: caribbeanhalloffame2000@gmail.comWebsite: www.caribbeanhalloffame.orgThe Function starts at 7:00pm and cocktail will be served at 6:00pm. Entertainment will be provided by the Caribbean First Lady of Jazz Ms. Myrna Hague, Ms. Marion Hall (Lady Saw) and Mr. Richie Stephens. Master of Ceremony will be Ms. Dahlia Harris and Mr. Horace Phillips.The Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, established to foster excellence, growth, development and achievement in Arts, Sports, Music and Culture.Criterion:This Prestigious Award is made by the Foundation in recognition of outstanding contribution to those who have achieved excellence in Arts, Sports, Music and Culture.1. The Award shall be made to a person: a. who has achieved eminence for work in their field of endeavor b. whose achievement is of highest recognition c. who has exhibited an unswerving commitment to, and capacity for continued growth and development in the particular field.2. The recipient of “Hall of Fame” Award shall: a. be of Caribbean Nationality b. be a person whose performance has been recognized by the public at the highest level. c. the award recipient should be alive, currently active or a retiree. d. The selection shall not be influenced or determined by factors of race, color, religion, sex or political affiliation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you UNESCO Sponsors the 2014 Caribbean Hall of Famelast_img read more



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Sully Sullivan bashes obstructionist San Diego City Council members

first_img Posted: August 15, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Tuesday, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer expressed his frustration with the San Diego City Council on the failure to put the Convention Center expansion vote on the November ballot. Faulconer believes it was the right thing for San Diego and called the four City Council Democrats for putting politics first.City Council split the vote 4-4 on the measure that would bankroll the expansion of the Downtown Convention Center.On KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego, KUSI Contributor Sully Sullivan said, “God Bless this Mayor for putting the needs of this city, and the voters, ahead of politics. We have to find a way around this divisive, obstructionist majority city council. I’m going to name names; Myrtle Cole, David Alvarez, and the biggest ball drop is Barbara Bry, self proclaimed business person. This particular city council didn’t put the convention center initiative on the ballot; which also included homeless money, and also included road money. They didn’t put it on the ballot because well, they didn’t collect enough signatures, and they’re claiming the process wasn’t done. Well, this is why we have leaders.”RELATED STORY: Mayor Faulconer on Plaza de Panama, Convention Center expansion, and the Mission Valley stadium site Sully Sullivan bashes “obstructionist” San Diego City Council members Mike McKinnon III, Carlos Amezcua, Mike McKinnon III, Carlos Amezcua August 15, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Sully Sullivan FacebookTwitterlast_img read more



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San Diego based agency aims to improve the lives of homeless youth

first_img Posted: June 2, 2019 San Diego based agency aims to improve the lives of homeless youth Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom June 2, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- A local agency is improving the lives on dozens of homeless youth here in San Diego. Director Joanne Newgard and President and Founder of Doors of Change, Jeffrey Sitcov, joined the show this morning to explain their award winning music program and their upcoming auctions event, “Taking Music and Art to the Streets.” last_img read more



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Two Motorcyclists Cited For Driving Over 90 mph On Seward Highway

first_imgAdams was issued a misdemeanor citation to later appear in court for failure to stop at the direction of a police officer 1st degree and released on scene. The other motorcyclists was not located. The first incident occurred around 1:50 p.m., when the Alaska State Troopers Bureau of Highway Patrol stopped a motorcycle, driven by Aenoi Phetsalat, age 32 of Anchorage. Phetsalat was speeding 90+ mph near mile 63 of the Seward Highway. No injuries connected to the incidents were reported, according to Troopers. The second incident occurred just a few hours later at 5:07 p.m., near mile 65, AST Bureau of Highway Patrol attempted to stop two motorcycles for speeding 90+ mph. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers cited two motorcyclists accused of driving over 90 mph on the Seward Highway, on Saturday afternoon.center_img One of the motorcycles, driven by Matthew Ryley Adams, age 21 of JBER, was located five minutes later near mile 2 of the Hope Highway and was stopped. According to Troopers, the motorcycles accelerated their speeds over 130+ mph, and began passing motorists in no passing zones and driving recklessly so the pursuit was discontinued. Phetsalat’s driver’s license was revoked for DUI. Phetsalat was issued a misdemeanor citation to later appear in court for driving with a revoked driver’s license and released on scene.last_img read more



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Cadillacs hot new CT6V gets pricing and preorders

first_img 18 Photos 68 Photos 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. Fans of luxurious domestic speed can rejoice because the order books are open for Cadillac’s next V car. Cadillac Cadillac has our emotions all over the place lately with the news of the CT6 getting canceled, then un-canceled, and now here we are getting pricing information on the saucy CT6-V with its locally sourced, farm-to-table, bespoke, artisanal Blackwing turbo V8. It’s almost more than a person can stand.Cadillac announced pricing for its newest and soon-to-be-onliest V-Series car on Monday, and as is typical for fast Caddies, it seems like a helluva deal with a starting price of $88,790.”The 2019 CT6-V marks the expansion of the V-Series sub-brand and is the proof point of Cadillac’s commitment to build high-performance vehicles as we continue our product offensive,” Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac, said in a statement Monday. “Fans of Cadillac will see high-performance variants across our portfolio.”Cadillac is also hoping to snare some prospective buyers for the car by opening up preorders in advance of the car’s projected mid-2019 on-sale date. If you want one, though, you’re going to need to move quickly because GM is only offering 275 preorders in total. 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 2 Tags Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model Share your voice Cadillac,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. 69 Photos Cadillac Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families Tags Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 52 Photos Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 26 Photos Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuffcenter_img More From Roadshow General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck Share your voice 81 Photos 71 Photos Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 4 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 12 Photos 2019 Cadillac CT6: Caddy’s flagship sedan bows out in style 10 Photos 49 Photos Performance Cars Luxury cars Car Industry GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. Comments Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Comments 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal More From Roadshow 70 Photoslast_img read more



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Dhaka city to see over 4000 new buses

first_imgDhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor Annisul Huq on Monday said the government has adopted a plan to introduce 4,500 new buses in the capital to ease the existing transport sufferings of the city dwellers.“Government is going to replace aged and unfit fleet of buses from the city road with these new ones. It is also mulling the idea of deploying air-conditioned buses for women. Sufferings of women, school going children and office goers will be reduced significantly once these new buses come to the streets,” the DNCC mayor said.Annisul came up with observations while addressing a special general meeting of Dhaka Sarak Paribahan Malik Samity at DNCC Market in capital’s Mohakhali area.Presided over by Khandaker Enayetullah, general secretary of Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Malik Samity, the meeting was attended by leaders of different transport owners association.“It is high time to introduce new policy to bring a change to existing transport system, but it is very hard thing to do. We are going to introduce it slowly. After implementing this policy, buses with different colors will run on the separate lane. White color buses will run on one lane, red color ones will run on another, green on the other,” Annisul said.The DNCC mayor said after introducing this system, there will be no chaos in getting down or in on the buses.“The buses will take in passengers orderly and will take them to their desired destinations. Apart from introducing this system, five new bus terminals will be built in the capital,” he added.The mayor said to make Dhaka a livable city, first the government has to bring back discipline in transport system.“Under new management, there will be not these many transport companies like now. Number of transport companies in Dhaka will be brought down to five to six,” he said, adding, “the city dwellers are not at all happy with the existing transport system.”last_img read more



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Police Arrest Baltimores Public Enemy 1

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say they’ve arrested a 19-year-old man recently announced as Public Enemy #1, wanted in the fatal stabbing of 73-year-old man.Police indicated in a statement that Christopher Straham was arrested late Wednesday after police received tips about his location. Police say Straham stabbed the man to death on a street corner last week.19-year old Christopher Straham. (Baltimore City Police Department)Straham faces charges of first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, armed robbery, robbery, theft and possession of a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure.Police say Straham was identified by a community tip after police released surveillance video.Police have not yet released the victim’s name. They say he was from Hungary and they are still in the process of notifying his family.last_img read more



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Voices should tell a story

first_imgSonam Kalra, the gifted musician blends gospel numbers with hints of sufi music . The Sufi Gospel Project that took off last year is one such creation that perfectly presents this concept. She believes that the music they (the six members of the project) create transcends religions and faiths. We got talking to the vocalist and tried to know more about her. Read on…How would you define your musical philosophy?Musically, I think what appeals to me about voices is that they should be big voices and tell a story – that to me is what a voice should do, sing yes, but also speak, tell you a story without necessarily spelling it out.  Shobha Gurtu, Begum Akhtar and Ella Fitzgerald’s voices were like that- filled with stories that made you want to keep listening to them, for that one glimpse into their hearts, Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’their souls. What/Who inspires you?My greatest inspiration has been my parents, Aneeta and Surjit Kalra. I sing for them. I sing for God. It’s that simple.In our country, how easy (or difficult) is it to make a mark in the music scene? What do you think about the main issues are?Honestly, I think it’s a great time in India to be in  the field of music, there are so many live music venues and audiences as well as festivals. And technology and social media have made it so easy to put your music out there so really, I have no complaints. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTell us about your best tracksAsking me to tell you what my best track would be like asking a mother to choose which child she loves more, each one of the songs is something I have created with my musicians so how can I choose? I love each of them.What songs top your playlist right now?What I am listening to right now is Hum Dekhenge a composition sung by Iqbal Bano based on an  Urdu Nazmwritten by Faiz Ahmed Faiz, with a revolutionary theme. I recently composed a song for women’s rights (for One Billion Rising) based on another poem by Faiz Ahmed Faiz so I have been researching a lot of Faiz lately. What suggestions/advice would you have for newbies in music?The only advice I can give to anyone in life is that you should be true to yourself and what you believe in. Take risks, don’t imitate. Be the best you that you can be. You have to work hard, whatever you do, not just in the field of music.   How did you guys come together/start off?I first conceived of this project when I was asked to sing gospel music to commemorate the birth centenary of the Sufi Hazrat Inayat Khan at the Inayat Khan Dargah in Delhi. I had sung gospel in churches and at other music venues but for the Urz of Inayat Khan, I wanted to create a sound that blended the faiths. I belong to the Sikh religion and am often asked why I sing gospel. My answer is always the same – because God has no religion. It’s not a band but a genre of music that I have created. The Sufi Gospel Project is a genre of music that blends together the many voices of faith, through song and music.last_img read more



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A Simple Bracelet Can Turn Your Arm Into an Interactive Smartphone Display

first_img Smartphone addicts will want to pay close attention to this.Say, for example, you’re taking a shower or relaxing in a hot bath. Your smartphone is nowhere near your wet, soapy hands. Just then an important email comes in. You either have to ignore the message until you’re done or prematurely have to jump out and dry off. Not fun. Not convenient.The inventors of something called Cicret (pronounced “secret”) want to change that. With the simple flick of your wrist, the Cicret bracelet can project your smartphone’s display onto your forearm. Your arm essentially becomes a fully interactive display — a swipeable, touch-sensitive, full-color one that allows you to read and send emails, get directions, you name it.Related: A Watch That Shoots Lasers? Yes, Please.And it’s apparently water-proof, too.Sound too good to be true? Check out the video to get a look for yourself:See? With Cicret on your wrist, you’d never lose touch with your precious smartphone again. Your phone fix would be skin deep.Related: Want a New Smartwatch? Hold On. Why Not a Smart Ring Instead? Basically, Cicret lets you do everything you do on your phone on your forearm, palm up or palm down, depending on which way you wear it. Per Cicret’s website, you can rock it to “Read your emails, play your favorite games, answer your calls, check the weather, find your way…Do whatever you want on your arm.”How it works isn’t, well, much of a Cicret, er, secret. The promo video explains that the snap-on device works its magic using an embedded system that includes one mini projector, one microprocessor and eight long-range proximity sensors. It’s also packed with lots of other geeky goodies like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, “vibrator,” micro USB port, battery, LED light components. Oh, and it comes in either 16-GB or 32-GB, and in 10 fun colors.  Also in the promo clip, the bracelet appears to be activated in a quick flick of the wrist. The smooth move instantly lights up a projection of a nearby Bluetooth-paired smartphone (notably an Android), illuminating several inches along the user’s wrist. Pretty bright idea, eh?Related: Gold? Silver? Pffft. This Necklace Is Pure Illumination.The one thing you can’t do unfortunately is get one right now. Cicret is still only in prototype mode. Soul crushing as that is, you can’t even pre-order one yet, either.Cicret’s Paris-based developers say they still need to raise about $1.2 million dollars to make the project a reality. They’re opting for their own PayPal fundraising campaign, forgoing trendy crowdfunding on Kickstarter and on Indiegogo. They recently failed to fund an ephemeral, Snapchat-like messaging app on the latter, ponying up a mere $15 of their $50,000 goal. Let’s hope it’s not a bad omen for their brilliant wearable offering.A beta version of the free app, simply called Cicret, is, however, available on Google Play. We’re guessing they want you to use it on their wristlet, you know, when you’re not busy taking a call in tub. Two questions remain: Does it work under water? And how much will one cost?Related: A Wearable Women Want to Wear? Behind Intel’s New Smart Bracelet. December 8, 2014 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more



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One lane closed on M6 due to broken down vehicle

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailUPDATE: This incident has now cleared One lane of the M6 is blocked by a broken down vehicle this afternoon. The lane is blocked and traffic is queuing on the M6 Southbound between J19 A556 ( Knutsford ) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). In the roadworks area. Both vehicles have broken down in the stretch between J19 – J18, according to traffic data company INRIX. The incident is one of a number causing delays in Cheshire this afternoon. A broken down vehicle on St Michael’s Road is causing delays in Middlewich while diversions are in place in the west of the county due to an accident on the A41 at Dragon Hall. The affected stretch of the M6 (Image: INRIX/Google) Speaking about the serious collision on the A41 a Cheshire Police spokesman said: “We are currently dealing with a serious collision on the A41 at Dragon Hall. A41 closed between Broxton roundabout and Rocky Lane. “For HGV’s it is closed between A55/A41 roundabout and Broxton roundabout. “Suggested diversion routes. From the south. Broxton roundabout A534/A49 or A534 to Wrexham then A483 From the north. Light traffic can still access lanes to Tattenhall etc. Read MoreFive hit with £1,600 of fines for dropping cigarette butts “Heavy traffic should use A55/A483/A534 or A55/A51/A49.” Cheshire Police say they expect that route to remain closed for several hours following the accident, which took place at around 1.20pm. For the latest traffic and travel news visit our designated channel here – or our live news service here for more information on the latest road news from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire.last_img read more



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first_imgAfrostream, the subscription video-on-demand service that set itself the goal of being the ‘Netflix of Afro-American and French films’, will tomorrow kick off a major international expansion that will see it launch in 24 countries across French-speaking Africa.The expansion of Afrostream’s availability marks its first major move outside Europe, where it is available in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, as well as the French overseas DOM-TOMs.The service, which delivers a mix of Afro-American, Caribbean, African and French content for a monthly fee, will henceforth be available in Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Cormoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, the  and Togo.“From the beginning, we’ve had the content rights for these countries,” Afrostream co-founder Tonjé Bakang told Digital TV Europe in an exclusive interview, adding that the service would be able to distribute about 95% of its line-up across all territories. Afrostream’s content deals include agreements with Disney, Warner Bros, Lionsgate and Viacom as well as local broadcasters – such as RTI in Côte d’Ivoire, where the service was soft-launched in June.In addition to on-demand content, Afrostream is also offering live streamed TV, including, thanks to its partnership with Viacom, a live stream of the French-language version of US black channel BET. “We are the only platform with on-demand and live streaming together,” said Bakang. Following the live-stream of BET, he said that Afrostream is now in talks with five other players, including national TV channels in Africa, to stream their content live too, Bakang said.Afrostream will be available from XOF500 (€0.75) for a day pass or XOF1,000 for a week pass, with monthly subscriptions also available. Payment will be by credit card in the initial phase – a payment mechanism with minimal penetration in the region – but Bakang said that payment via Orange Money and other mobile payment systems would be available within a couple of weeks.Tonjé BakangBakang said that he also expected some revenue would come from members of the African diaspora purchasing the service as a gift for relatives back home. “People from the diaspora can pay a subscription via an account for their families anywhere in Africa,” he said.Afrostream will also team up with telecom operators to provide easier access to the service in a region where cost of data and availability of adequate bandwidth are generally seen as major obstacles to OTT TV delivery. “Orange is one of our major investors and we’ll soon have special data plans with them,” said Bakang. To overcome bandwidth issues, some titles will be available for download, but Bakang sees this as an interim measure. “The quality of the internet is improving, and while download is necessary for now, there are other ways to distribute, for example by providing WiFi or in partnership with mobile telecom operators,” he said. “We are a technology company and we are working on ways to provide smaller sized files to stream movies and series more efficiently.”Afrostream is aiming to provide a broad-based entertainment offering, and this will include an investment in original production. Bakang said that two series are currently in development – a Nigerian-set drama featuring “a young poor guy who ends up by accident with a rich Nigerian family” and another, bigger budget project set among the Nigerian diaspora in the UK. While those two projects are being developed in-house, he said that Afrostream is also currently talking to potential partners about co-production opportunities.Bakang said that Afrostream would focus on expanding its reach in French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa initially, but that an expansion to other parts of the continent, including English-speaking markets, could follow within months.“Our goal for the next five years is to increase subscribers in Africa. It is a growing market – there is huge potential in West and Central Africa, in both French and English-speaking markets,” said Bakang. “I know what the demand is in France, the UK and the US, but in terms of opportunities I think that Africa is where we have to put all our energy.”last_img read more



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Uber wants to get you from your home to your docto

first_imgUber wants to get you from your home to your doctor’s office — and you won’t even need to open the Uber app. The company announced Thursday that it’s teaming up with health care organizations to provide transportation for patients going to and from medical appointments. The rides can be scheduled for patients through doctor’s offices, by receptionists or other staffers. And they can be booked for immediate pickup or up to 30 days in advance. That means patients without a smartphone — who wouldn’t be able to use Uber otherwise — can become Uber customers.Instead of operating through an app, Uber Health will send its passengers’ ride information through an SMS text message. The company also plans to introduce the option for passengers to receive a call with trip details to their landline instead. Drivers will still use the Uber smartphone app to pick up these passengers. “Transportation barriers are the greatest for vulnerable populations,” says Chris Weber, the general manager of Uber Health. “This service will provide reliable, comfortable transportation for patients.” Transportation is, indeed, a barrier to good health care. Affordable access to a vehicle is consistently associated with increased access to medical care, according to a study. Around 3.6 million Americans miss doctor’s appointments or delay medical care due to a lack of transportation every year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.To meet the medical privacy standards outlined in the federal HIPAA law, drivers won’t know which of their passengers are using Uber Health. Like a typical Uber ride, only a passenger’s name, pickup and drop-off addresses will be given to the driver. So Uber drivers won’t be able to opt into the health service the same way that they opt into Uber Eats, a food delivery service.Peter Whorley, who drives a Honda Odyssey minivan for Uber in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., often picks up passengers who need the extra space, including patients traveling to and from doctor’s offices.”I just picked up someone with back surgery the other day,” he says. “I like to help people, if they need extra assistance, I personally don’t have that problem. But some people might be squeamish, and not want to.”Whorley, who has been driving for Uber for more than two years, is more skeptical about picking up people without smartphones. He thinks location tracking on smartphones is vital to the efficiency of the ride-hailing service. “When you’re a good passenger, you should be able to have your phone out to communicate with your driver,” he says.Uber’s Weber says that because health care providers will use their best discretion in scheduling the rides, they won’t call Ubers for people in need of urgent medical attention. “It’s not a replacement to ambulances,” he says, but a reliable means of transportation to non-urgent medical services that he hopes will curb missed appointments. One hundred health care organizations in the U.S., including hospitals, clinics, rehab centers, senior care facilities, home care centers, and physical therapy centers have already used Uber Health’s test program. The service will be rolled out to health care organizations gradually. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more



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US Chain Restaurants Will Be Required to Disclose Calorie Counts on Menus

first_img Add to Queue Next Article Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. The U.S. government will publish sweeping new rules on Tuesday requiring chain restaurants and large vending machine operators to disclose calorie counts on menus to make people more aware of the risks of obesity posed by fatty, sugary foods.”Obesity is a national epidemic that affects millions of Americans,” Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told reporters on a conference call on Monday.”Strikingly, Americans eat and drink about a third of their calories away from home.”The FDA’s new rules, which are part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, set a national standard for restaurant chains with 20 or more outlets and will pre-empt the patchwork of state laws.Under the rules, calories must be displayed on all menus and menu boards. Other nutritional information – including calories from fat, cholesterol, sugars and protein – must be made available in writing upon request.The new calorie rule covers meals at sit-down restaurants, take-out food, bakery items, ice cream from an ice-cream store and pizza, which will be labelled by the slice and whole pie. Seasonal menu items, such as a Thanksgiving dinner, daily specials and standard condiments will be exempt.The final rule, unlike a 2011 proposal, includes movie theaters, amusement parks and alcoholic beverages served in restaurants, but not drinks mixed or served at a bar.Restaurants have one year and vending machine operators have two years to comply with the new rules following publication in the Federal Register.Panera Bread Co in 2010 became the first company to voluntarily display calorie information at all its cafes nationwide. Others, including McDonald’s Corp and Starbucks Corp, followed suit.The agency said it amended its proposals after considering more than 1,100 comments from industry, public health advocates and consumers.It narrowed the scope to clearly focus on restaurant-type food. Still, there are nuances: Foods such as deli meat bought at a grocery store counter will be excluded. But the rules will apply to food eaten in grocery stores, such as meals purchased at in-house cafes.Hamburg acknowledged that calorie counts for pizza slices and many other foods made on the premises will vary. Restaurants may draw on databases, cookbooks and food package labels to calculate calories.The restaurant industry has supported a national standard for years and welcomed the changes.”We believe that the Food and Drug Administration has positively addressed the areas of greatest concern,” said Dawn Sweeney, chief executive of the National Restaurant Association, which represents 990,000 restaurant and food-service outlets.Not all industry groups were satisfied.”We are disappointed that the FDA’s final rules will capture grocery stores, and impose such a large and costly regulatory burden on our members,” said Peter Larkin, president and CEO of the National Grocers Association.National Automatic Merchandising Association, representing the food and refreshment vending industry, said it will “reserve judgment” on the impact on the industry, but said that two years was insufficient “implementation time”, especially for small businesses.The rules aim to close a gap in the 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, which established nutrition labeling on most foods, but not restaurant or other ready-to-eat foods.Katie Bengston, Panera’s nutrition manager, said menu labelling has not affected its business: “We did not notice a jump in sales from higher calorie items to lower calorie items.”(Reporting by Toni Clarke in Washington; Editing by G Crosse and Richard Chang and Simon Cameron-Moore) Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business This story originally appeared on Reuters –shares 3 min read Reuters November 25, 2014 Regulations U.S. Chain Restaurants Will Be Required to Disclose Calorie Counts on Menus Register Now »last_img read more



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Medianet Donates Code To IAB Tech Lab To Promote Open Transparent Marketplaces

first_img IAB Tech LabMarketing TechnologyMedia.netNewsOpenRTB 3.0Programmatic Supply ChainVaibhav Arya Previous ArticleUtilizing Marketing Data to Create Emotional Customer LoyaltyNext ArticleMadison Logic Unveils New Data Cloud to Accelerate ABM for B2B Organizations Globally  Code Donation Made at IAB Tech Lab Innovation Day: Transparency and a Secure Supply ChainMedia.net, a contextual advertising company emerging as a leader in programmatic, made a donation of code to the IAB Tech Lab to further the IAB Tech Lab’s efforts to promote transparency and security in tech supply chains.  The donation was announced at the May 6th IAB Tech Lab Innovation Day: Transparency and a Secure Programmatic Supply Chain.“Safety and Transparency are two core principles of the Media.net Marketplace,” said Vaibhav Arya, Media.net CEO.  “The IAB Tech Lab has been working hard to help the industry solve both challenges.  The release of OpenRTB 3.0 protocol was a step in the right direction.  We strongly believe that adoption of this protocol, along with the subsequent rollout of ads.cert will help the industry make collective progress towards safer and more transparent supply chain.  We are donating the code for our OpenRTB convertor and ads.cert verification tool in order to accelerate adoption of these important initiatives and support the IAB Tech Lab in pushing the entire industry forward.”Marketing Technology News: Gartner Says Marketers Must Focus on Helping Customers in Order to Remain Competitive TodayDeveloped by Media.net’s team of more than 600 engineers, the code includes key features:Transformation from OpenRTB 2.x protocol to 3.0 and vice versa; solves for lack of backward compatibility between the two versions of the protocolMore than 400 objects mapped between OpenRTB 2.x protocol to 3.0, ensuring partners can take advantage of the 3.0 protocol benefitsSolves for ads.cert Digital Signature Verification, in-memory caching for minimizing latency and sampling capabilities to reduce costsExtendable code to support various business uses and reporting requirementsSam Tingleff, Chief Technology Officer of the IAB Tech Lab, said, “Open source code and tool contributions from our members very tangibly help advance industry adoption of critical new technical standards.  We look forward to continued collaboration with Media.net and others to further the deployment of OpenRTB 3.0 and support its objectives around anti-fraud, transparency, and security.”Marketing Technology News: Dell Technologies Cloud Accelerates Customers’ Multi-Cloud JourneyMedia.net has one of the most comprehensive portfolios of advertising technology in the industry across search, native, display, mobile, local, products and video. Its platform and products are licensed by some of the largest publishers, ad networks and other ad tech companies worldwide.  By market cap, Media.net is one of the Top 5 largest ad tech companies worldwide.  By revenue, Media.net is the second largest contextual advertising business worldwide.  Media.net has 1300-plus employees in key operation centers across—North America, Europe and Asia.  Media.net’s US HQ is based in New York, and Global HQ in Dubai.Marketing Technology News: NICE Workforce Management AI Based Strategic Planner Receives CUSTOMER Magazine Product of the Year Award Media.net Donates Code To IAB Tech Lab To Promote Open Transparent Marketplaces PRNewswireMay 6, 2019, 7:28 pmMay 6, 2019 last_img read more



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Kobie Announces the Launch of Kobie Alchemy X a Next Generation RealTime

first_imgLoyalty Experience Marketing Firm Publicly Releases Newest and Most Innovative Technology, Combining All the Very Best Features of a Loyalty Platform to Elevate the Customer ExperienceKobie, a global leader in loyalty marketing, announced the launch of Kobie Alchemy X, the next generation real-time loyalty platform within the Kobie Loyalty Cloud.Kobie Alchemy X was built using configuration as a key design component, removing the need for custom development when new or modified business requirements arise. Kobie Alchemy X includes a modern, marketer-friendly interface to guide users through the creation and delivery of contextual, personalized customer interactions. With over 600 APIs, Kobie Alchemy X is fully extensible for marketers to integrate into their current environments.A key component of Kobie Alchemy X is the Experience Engine. This robust engine manages an infinite number of marketing use cases to reward and recognize customers in real time, delivering loyalty at scale. The Experience Engine ingests and aggregates data to fuel treatments that drive unique customer experiences, and it is fully integrated with all other loyalty modules that help drive incremental customer engagement.Marketing Technology News: Batterii Unveils New Co-Creation App to Eliminate All Traditional Focus Groups“Serving brands across multiple industries with one platform requires a product approach and a technical discipline that categorizes and delivers customer engagement functions into their smallest common components,” said Marti Beller, president of Kobie.  “Only when this is achieved can a platform deliver limitless combinations to support thousands of client and customer use cases. After being exposed to platforms all over the globe, I am confident Kobie Alchemy X is the solution designed to best serve the increasingly dynamic, digital consumer experience.”Kobie Alchemy X also enables all of the services offered in the Kobie Loyalty Cloud, from loyalty consulting to advance analytics to creative services, delivering a holistic approach for marketers to deepen emotional connections and interactions with their customers.Marketing Technology News: Does Gen Z Marketing Hold Key to Brand Loyalty?“Kobie’s latest technology is designed to drive desired behaviors along the entire customer journey,” Beller said. “By taking a powerful platform like Kobie Alchemy X and coupling it with our end-to-end service offerings within the Kobie Loyalty Cloud, we provide marketers with the tools they need to increase their enterprise value through loyalty.”Marketing Technology News: MicroStrategy Scores Highest in Four Use Cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms Report Kobie Announces the Launch of Kobie Alchemy X, a Next Generation, Real-Time Loyalty Platform to Power Customer Experiences PRNewswireMay 29, 2019, 3:43 pmMay 29, 2019 KobieKobie Alchemy XKobie Loyalty CloudLoyalty MarketingMarketing TechnologyNews Previous ArticlePipeliner Launches Automation Add-on SuiteNext ArticleH2O.ai Named a Leader for AutoML Solutions in Latest Evaluation by Independent Research Firmlast_img read more



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Mapbox Launches Data Services to Deliver HighQuality Map Data To Customers

first_imgMapbox Launches Data Services to Deliver High-Quality Map Data To Customers PRNewswireJune 11, 2019, 1:22 pmJune 11, 2019 data serviceslogistics and intelligenceMapboxMapbox Data ServicesMarketing Technology NewsNews Previous ArticleConsumer Demand for Personalisation and Tech Advances Drives Innovation in Entertainment and Media IndustryNext ArticleCommerceIQ Enables Movado’s E-Commerce Team With Amazon Command Center To Take Actions Efficiently Across Sales, Marketing, and Operations Mapbox Launches Data Services to Deliver High-Quality Map Data to CustomersLive location and data company Mapbox opens the door on Data Services, a new line of business serving anonymized data products built from the Mapbox platform.This move to provide Mapbox data as a service gives customers a powerful new option to procure high-quality data sets to support routing, mobility, logistics and intelligence use-cases. Currently, the market for location-derived data sets is serviced by a small group of incumbent companies who rely on outdated and expensive data collection methods. On the other end are the large platforms who closely hold the data they collect from millions of smartphone users, shutting out innovators who might compete with them.Mapbox is breaking new ground by democratizing access to this data, enabling a new wave of innovation. By offering data which has been anonymized, aggregated, and filtered – these products align with the company’s rigorous privacy standards while providing accurate data built from live signal and a massive globally distributed user base.Marketing Technology News: PROS Launches Sales Agreement Management to Streamline Selling in Digital EraMapbox’s mapping and visualization tools have helped the company grow to become a global location data platform that is now touched by more than half a billion people around the world every month. Through its network of developers, apps, and end-users, Mapbox technologies traverse more than 300 million miles of global road networks every day. Our living map draws from 130 different data sources. Mapbox Data Services makes key datasets available as product offerings from today. Currently, we’re offering live and typical traffic data, and global boundary data, with plans for building footprints (2D and 3D), and speed limits data to be released throughout 2019.“The map is changing. The ability to collect data from millions of distributed sensors, to process it, and to visualize it with accurate geospatial context, in real-time, has made the map more powerful, and far more dynamic,” said Margaret Lee, GM of Mapbox Data Services. “With Data Services, companies can now use highly accurate commercial location data sets in their own solutions to solve critical, high-value business problems.”Marketing Technology News: Vidyard Expands Offering to Bring Personalized Video App to Any Sales Professional, No Matter How They WorkNitesh Patel, Director, Media Strategies Group, Strategy Analytics commented, “Mapbox is leveraging the scale of 520 million active app users to power a new set of data services, including both historical and live traffic data. The continued growth of the on-demand economy means providers of services such as e-commerce, ride-hailing, car-sharing, food delivery apps, and others, are judged on their ability to efficiently fulfill product and service delivery without delays.” He continued, “Through big data ingestion and processing, applying computer vision and neural network technologies, pushing data to learning algorithms designed by data scientists, Mapbox is redefining the map, and redefining the data available for developers and industries building with location and maps.”Mapbox Data Services collect data generated by machines — and a lot of it. What does that data sound like? To celebrate the launch of the new product line, Mapbox launched a Mapbox Data Services hotline which lets callers navigate the world of live signal and data through a well-known (if slightly anachronistic) format.Marketing Technology News: Agency Veteran Joao Machado Joins as Sabio’s SVP of Product Marketinglast_img read more



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Nicotinamide riboside supplementation confers significant physiological benefits to mothers and offspring

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 23 2019ChromaDex Corp. today reported that results of a first-of-a-kind preclinical study on lactation have shown that supplementation with the unique B3 vitamin nicotinamide riboside (NR, or Niagen) confers significant and enduring physiological benefits to mothers and offspring. Conducted at the University of Iowa by Principal Investigator Dr. Charles Brenner, the Roy J. Carver Chair & Head of Biochemistry at the University of Iowa, as well as a founding co-director of the University of Iowa Obesity Initiative and Chief Scientific Advisor of ChromaDex, the study results were published yesterday in the journal Cell Reports.NR is a cell-charging vitamin clinically proven to boost NAD, a critical coenzyme as essential to cells as food, water, and oxygen. The preclinical study was designed to test the hypothesis that postpartum might disrupt maternal NAD levels and that supplementation with NR might benefit mothers and their offspring.Childbirth is followed by a period of profound metabolic stress. This study, conducted in mice and rats, is the first to measure postpartum NAD levels and the effects of NR supplementation during this time. The authors observed that rodent mothers supplemented with NR lost more weight and produced more milk than their control counterparts. NR supplementation also changed the composition of mothers’ milk, increasing levels of a molecule that promotes the growth and health of neurons called BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) in the offspring.While the researchers only fed NR to the rodent mothers, this maternal supplementation led to lasting benefits for their offspring. The offspring of NR supplemented mothers showed greater coordination, strength, and capacity for learning even weeks after being weaned from their mothers. These offspring also had higher levels of BDNF and increased neuronal growth in parts of their brains. While the authors were very encouraged by these results, they acknowledged that additional research is needed to understand whether these findings may translate into humans.”This is a truly disruptive discovery of what nicotinamide riboside could do to create higher-quality milk for new mothers,” says Bruce German, Ph.D. and John E. Kinsella Endowed Chair in Food, Nutrition and Health and professor at the Department of Food Science & Technology at the University of California, Davis and member of the ChromaDex Scientific Advisory Board. “Using two species of rodent, Dr. Brenner has discovered that postpartum is a specific stress of the maternal NAD system and the effect of NR on the mammary gland, an energy-driven tissue. This groundbreaking work opens the door to more research into how nicotinamide riboside could be used to improve the lives of women and their children.”Related StoriesSlug serves as ‘command central’ for determining breast stem cell healthTransobturator sling surgery shows promise for stress urinary incontinenceDogs and cats relieve academic stress and lift students’ mood, according to a new studyAlyssa Dweck, MS, MD, FACOG, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a consultant at the Vincent Obstetrics and Gynecology Service at Massachusetts General Hospital also commented on the study. “This study is very exciting for a number of reasons, from the potential long-term cognitive and behavioral benefits in offspring to postpartum weight loss in new mothers.””In the 15 years since I discovered nicotinamide riboside as a vitamin, I’ve been continuously impressed with the power of this molecule to address metabolic stress,” said Dr. Brenner. “We’re extremely excited by what we’ve seen NR do during postpartum and what the mom’s NR supplementation does for her offspring. We are looking forward to testing these discoveries in people so that we can explore the potential for Niagen in women’s and family health.””We are excited that this latest study extends our existing body of research and greatly adds to our understanding of the potential of this unique vitamin,” says ChromaDex CEO Rob Fried.To date, ChromaDex has pioneered NAD research by investing millions of dollars in safety and human clinical trials on its patent-protected NR (commercially known as Niagen), with New Dietary Ingredient and Generally Regarded as Safe designations notified to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. ChromaDex has supplied Niagen at no cost to over 160 leading institutions for research, including Dartmouth, the National Institutes of Health, University of Iowa, and the Scripps Research Institute. Source:http://investors.chromadex.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=212121&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2384497last_img read more



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Porsche shows off new edition of mainstay 911 sports car

first_imgThe undated photo provided by Porsche on Nov. 28, 2018 shows the new Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. Porsche unveiled the eighth generation of his emblematic sports car in Los Angeles. (Porsche via AP) Explore further 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. Citation: Porsche shows off new edition of mainstay 911 sports car (2018, November 28) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-11-porsche-mainstay-sports-car.html Porsche says its future is in electric cars but for now it is rolling out a more powerful version of its internal combustion mainstay, the sleek 911 sports car.center_img © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Stuttgart-based Porsche, part of Volkswagen, is to show off the eighth version of its brand-defining model at the Los Angeles Auto Show.The new 911 doesn’t look much different than earlier editions of the car. The new one has bigger wheel housings and a slightly wider body but the same long hood, sloping roof and prominent headlights that have marked successive versions since 1963.The company said in a news release Wednesday that the new 911 Carrera S and 4S have flat six-cylinder turbocharged engines putting out 443 horsepower, 23 horsepower more than the predecessor. The Carrera S has a top speed of 191 mph and accelerates from zero to 60 mph (96.5 kph) in 3.5 seconds.The rear-drive 2020 Carrera S has a base price of $113,200 and the 4S all-wheel drive version starts at $120,600, not including a $1,050 delivery fee. They can be ordered now and will reach dealers in summer 2019.Porsche boss Oliver Blume says that the 911 remains “the core of our brand, we are making it even more emotional.”Blume says nonetheless by 2025 about half of all new Porsche cars and SUVs will have electric motors, whether they are all-electric or hybrids combining batteries with internal combustion engines.He was quoted by the Welt am Sonntag newspaper as saying that the company would be ready for a world in which some cities and countries are talking about banning internal combustion cars in coming decades. “It’s clear, the future belongs to electric mobility,” he said.The company is developing an all-electric sports car, the Taycan, that would compete with sports car offerings by Tesla, BMW and others. Porsche to double investment in electric carslast_img read more



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