4 Tiny Houses You Can Buy on Amazon 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee Editors’ Recommendations Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors 1. Lihtan’s The Arm 2. Antique Pepper Mill 3. Get It On Body Wash 4. CHOCOLATE LOVE BOT ICON 5. Bicycle Tool Roll Up With the whole ‘buy local’ craze sweeping the nation we forget it doesn’t just mean buying from your home town or even home country or continent. We appreciate anything that is well crafted no matter where it is from. But it is often hard to find such treasures, especially when we are glued to our office chair most of the year. That is where Wander & Trade comes in handy.This site launched last Tuesday and is already garnering fans around the country. What they do is simple: they aggregate inventory from small businesses across the globe, offering shoppers the ability to discover local products from any destination and in turn, offer small businesses the ability to expand their distribution and audience. There are curators in Brooklyn, Portland, San Francisco, New England and London with Africa and South Africa to follow.Don’t think this is just another site with more of the same. Co-Founder and Creative Director Brandon Burns explains that, “Now you can discover small businesses from the streets of your favorite cities without traveling to them.”There is a wide range of products to peruse from Bicycle Handles from Portland to Mayonnaise collections from Brooklyn and Pendleton tees from London. We are big fans of the Brooklyn based Lihtan light collection made from copper pipes and candelabra sockets. There are even great gifts for gals so click around for some interesting holiday gifts.Burns has kindly offered up to the readers of The Manual a discount code ($10 off an order of $75 or more) valid from today (Friday November 8th) till Sunday at midnight. Just enter TheManual when checking out and shop away! Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat You Won’t Believe the Price Tags on 10 of the Most Expensive Shoes For Men
zoom Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) is restructuring their existing Asia to South Africa liner services into two direct loops. One service will call South China, while the other loop will directly connect Central China.The jointly operated South China Loop and Central China Loop services will commence from Kaohsiung on October 9, 2014 and Shanghai on October 15, 2014 respectively.Details of the restructured Central China loop and South China loop are as follows:SAS Service:Rotation (Total Rotation: 56 days);Kaohsiung (THU/FRI) – Xiamen (FRI/SAT) – Hong Kong (SUN/SUN) – Shekou (MON/MON) – Singapore (FRI/SAT) – Port Kelang (SUN/SUN) – Durban (SUN/WED) – Cape Town (FRI/SUN) – Port Kelang (FRI/FRI) – Singapore (SAT/SUN) – Kaohsiung.Commencement Date:Westbound – MV MOL SOLUTION calling at Kaohsiung on October 9, 2014;Eastbound – MV MOL SOLUTION calling at Durban on November 2, 2014.Vessel Deployment: Seven (7) x 5800 to 4200 TEU Nominal vessels.SAC Service:Rotation (Total Rotation: 49 days);Shanghai (WED/THU) – Ningbo (FRI/FRI) – Keelung (SUN/MON) – Singapore (MON/TUE) – Durban (SUN/THU) – Singapore (THU/FRI) – Shanghai.Commencement Date:Westbound – MV EVER RESPECT calling at Shanghai on October 15, 2014;Eastbound – MV EVER RESPECT calling at Durban on November 9, 2014.Vessel Deployment:Six (6) x 5800 to 4200 TEU Nominal vessels. Press Release; September 25, 2014
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy the outdoors safely by learning to avoid the blacklegged tick bites that can cause the disease. Blacklegged ticks have been found throughout Nova Scotia so it is important to be aware and to take some simple precautions. There are several ways to prevent or reduce contact with ticks when in areas with long grass, shrubs or woods: wear light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts, pants and socks so ticks are more visible, and enclosed shoes pull socks up over pant legs and tuck in shirts spray clothing and exposed skin with an insect repellant containing DEET or Icaridin check clothing and exposed skin for ticks after working or playing outside and remove any ticks attached to the skin when possible, take a bath or shower within two hours of coming indoors; this makes it easier to find ticks and washes away loose ones keep grass well cut to minimize suitable habitat for ticks on your property Tick checks also help prevent Lyme disease. Removing ticks as soon as possible can prevent or reduce the risk of infection. Blacklegged ticks can only transmit the bacterial infection after they have been attached to the skin for at least 24 hours. Infected blacklegged ticks can spread a bacterial infection through bites. Lyme disease is best treated early with antibiotics. The earliest and most common symptom of Lyme disease is a bull’s-eye rash at the site of the bite, although the rash is not always in this shape. Other symptoms include fever, fatigue, muscle aches and headaches. Anyone who has been in areas with long grass, shrubs or woods and has these symptoms should seek prompt medical attention. For more information, visit http://novascotia.ca/dhw/CDPC/lyme.asp .
Thiruvananthapuram: Congress President Rahul Gandhi would visit Wayanad in the first week of June to thank the electorate for his record breaking win from this Lok Sabha seat in Kerala, said a Congress leader on Monday. Leader of opposition Ramesh Chennithala said this after the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) met for the first time after registering a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha polls, winning all but one of the 20 seats in the state. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist A source in the know of things said Rahul Gandhi’s visit could be either on Saturday or Monday. Gandhi won with the highest ever margin of victory in any Lok Sabha election with 431,770 votes. He defeated his nearest rival P.P. Suneer of the Communist Party of India who secured 274,597 votes while Gandhi received 706,367 votes. “This huge victory has placed more responsibility on us and we assure the people that this victory will not get into their heads. They will always work for the people of the state,” said Chennithala.
Rabat – Led by Princess Astrid of Belgium, the delegation are exploring Morocco’s trade opportunities. The visit will conclude with a signing ceremony for a series of agreements and memoranda of understanding.On Sunday, Morocco’s Princess Lalla Meryem, King Mohammed VI’s sister, received the Belgian princess as a representative of King Philippe of Belgium.The audience took place in the presence of Belgian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Didier Reynders. The delegation’s agenda includes discussions on trade, the signing of agreements, and collaborating on banking, eco-construction, and women’s entrepreneurship and technology, according to Belgian outlet Le Vif.Read Also: Princess Astrid of Belgium to Lead Business Delegation to MoroccoSecretary of State for Foreign Trade Cecile Jodogne told the press before her departure to Morocco that “Brussels is at the forefront in these three sectors, which explains the interest of this mission, both on the Brussels side and on the Moroccan side.”Hub.brussels CEO Isabelle Grippa said that women are taking a key role in the trade mission and one in five people in the Brussels delegation is a woman. During their trip, which will continue until November 30, the delegation will visit Casablanca, Rabat, and Tangier.The Belgian economic mission is in line with Moroccan-Belgian determination to give a new impetus to diplomatic partnership and cooperation between Morocco and Belgium.The official trip also aims to boost trade between the two countries.During their visit, members of the delegation are also set to meet with Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani and Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita.Morocco is Belgium’s 44th biggest export destination and its 61st import supplier, according to the Belgian Agency for Foreign Trade.The agency estimated exports of Belgian companies to Morocco at €889.7 million and imports at €332.8 million in 2017.The major Belgian exports to Morocco include base metals (22 percent), machinery and appliances (20 percent) and chemicals (15 percent).Moroccan exports to Belgium are primarily chemicals (40 percent), food products (10 percent), and textile products (10 percent), according to the Belgian agency.At the end of the first six months of 2018, Belgian exports to Morocco amounted to €439.3 million, representing a 2 percent increase over the same period of 2017. Meanwhile, imports of Moroccan products dropped to €172 million, a decrease of 6.6 percent compared to the same period of 2017.Last week, Belgian Ambassador to Morocco Marc Trenteseau said during a press conference for the event that bilateral trade is lower that its economic potential.He added that the mission’s main objective is to revive the economic relations of the two countries.Belgian business representatives also shared a positive view of Morocco’s economy, saying that it has undergone a profound transformation over the last 20 years.The visit was organized by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Foreign Trade Agency in collaboration with Brussels Invest & Export, Flanders Investment & Trade, and the Walloon Agency for Export and Investment (AWEX).
The 19 year old young woman and 15 year old girl were among three people reported missing.Meanwhile a 14 year old girl, who was still missing, later surrendered to the Gampaha Police with a woman she had stayed with. Five suspects arrested over the disappearance of three girls in Kolonnawa have been remanded till November 1st.A young woman and a girl who were reported missing from Kollonawa, surrendered to the Police yesterday.
Jacqueline Oscvirk holds the new Continuing Education brochure for winter 2011.They live in the darkness of the Amazon rainforest without technology or running water. Their tribe is so isolated that many of its members have never heard of the United States. Simply reaching them requires taking a two-seat bush plane and landing in a crude clearing deep in the jungle.They are the Yanomama of the Amazon, a population with little contact with the outside world, and Bert D’Amico of St. Catharines is one of few anthropologists to ever interact with them. He will share his experiences as part of Brock’s Continuing Education winter 2011 season.Bert D’Amico is photographed with two Yanomama children.D’Amico will offer “The Yanomama of the Amazon” every Thursday from April 4 to 18. He will share his spell-binding personal adventures about the Yanomama, including how their health, land and very existence are in danger.D’Amico, who taught at Denis Morris Catholic High School for 30 years, visited the Yanomama with a fellow anthropologist in the 1980s. Having done extensive work in eastern Africa, D’Amico jumped at the chance to go to the Amazon.He was struck by the themes he encountered that were similar to other cultures. The Yanomama had no Biblical influence, yet their culture included a story of a massive flood, and the notion of blaming women for humanity’s indiscretions, “not unlike Eve and the apple,” said D’Amico, author of the book A Touch of Africa.A Yanomama warrior seeks revenge on a neighbouring tribe. Photo courtesy of Bert D’AmicoUpon return, he lectured at several universities about what he saw in the Amazon. People who take his Continuing Education class, which costs $75, or $72 for seniors, can expect “an eye opener,” he said.“They will see the world through a different set of eyes.”D’Amico’s course is one of many new additions to the winter Continuing Education line up, said Jacqueline Oscvirk, marketing and registration co-ordinator.Other new additions include “A taste of Tuscany,” an evening lecture and dinner with instructor Giacamo Folinazzo, and “Aging well,” which examines issues related to aging.There are also professional development classes for software such as Photoshop, InDesign and Excel 2010, and language classes in French and Italian.“These are all meant to be sparks of inspiration for people to continue to learn,” Oscvirk said.People attend Continuing Education courses from across Niagara, she said.Courses are open to all adults 18 and over. For a full list, see brocku.ca/continuing-education
Scotland Yard is carrying out an “urgent assessment” after a rape prosecution collapsed due to the late disclosure of evidence which undermined the case.The trial of Liam Allan, 22, was halted at Croydon Crown Court on Thursday, and the judge called for a review of disclosure of evidence by the Metropolitan Police, as well as an inquiry at the Crown Prosecution Service, The Times reported.Police are understood to have looked at thousands of phone messages when reviewing evidence but it was not until the prosecution was close to trial that Met officers disclosed messages between the complainant and her friends which cast doubt on the case against Mr Allan.The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said they offered no evidence in the case on Thursday, as it was decided “there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction”.Speaking outside court, Mr Allan told The Times: “I can’t explain the mental torture of the past two years. I feel betrayed by the system which I had believed would do the right thing – the system I want to work in.” “The CPS are under terrible pressure, as are the police. Both work hard but are badly under-resourced.”Crown court trials only work because of the co-operation and goodwill of advocates and the bench – but time pressures are making this increasingly difficult.”Because of the swingeing cuts that the Treasury continuously imposes, the system is not just creaking, it is about to croak.”A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “We are aware of this case being dismissed from court and are carrying out an urgent assessment to establish the circumstances which led to this action being taken.”We are working closely with the Crown Prosecution Service and keeping in close contact with the victim whilst this process takes place.”A spokesman for the CPS said: “A charge can only be brought if a prosecutor is satisfied that both stages of the Full Code test in the Code for Crown Prosecutors are met, that is, that there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is required in the public interest.”All prosecutions are kept under continuous review and prosecutors are required to take account of any change in circumstances as the case develops.”In November 2017, the police provided more material in the case of Liam Allan. Upon a review of that material, it was decided that there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction. Writing in the paper, prosecuting barrister and former Conservative MP Jerry Hayes said: “I told the judge that this was the most appalling failure of disclosure that I have ever encountered. “Therefore we offered no evidence in the case against Liam Allan at a hearing on December 14 2017.”We will now be conducting a management review together with the Metropolitan Police to examine the way in which this case was handled.” I can’t explain the mental torture of the past two years. I feel betrayed by the system which I had believed would do the right thingLiam Allen Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Royal Portrush has been invited to stage The Open by The R&A and the County Antrim club’s members will now be asked to ratify the proposal to enable preparations to begin for what is expected to be the largest sporting event ever to be held in Northern Ireland.Portrush — the home course of former US Open champion Graeme McDowell — staged the 2012 Irish Open in what was widely regarded as a test run to see if its infrastructure and facilities could handle The Open.The tournament was the first sell-out in European Tour history with over 130,000 spectators attending, and was praised as a resounding success.Kaymer canters to emphatic US Open win ROYAL PORTRUSH GOLF Club in County Antrim has been invited to host The Open Championship, one of golf’s four showpiece Majors.The prestigious tournament is expected to return to Northern Ireland in 2019, although that date is still to be confirmed.Portrush hosted the Open in 1951, which remains the only time in the tournament’s history that it was played outside of England and Scotland.Today’s announcement was welcomed as “a ringing endorsement of Northern Ireland” by First Minister Peter Robinson while deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said the event would leave “a lasting imprint on Royal Portrush.”It is expected to be largest sporting event ever held in Northern Ireland, golf body The R&A said in a statement.
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Global law firm Linklaters has reported a 23.2% mean gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay as at 5 April 2017.The organisation has reported its gender pay gap data in line with the government’s gender pay gap reporting regulations and ahead of the private sector submission deadline of 4 April 2018.The gender pay gap reporting regulations require organisations with 250 or more employees to publish the difference between both the mean and median hourly rate of pay for male and female full-time employees; the difference between both the mean bonus pay and median bonus pay for male and female employees; the proportions of male and female employees who were awarded bonus pay; and the proportions of male and female full-time employees in the lower, lower middle, upper middle and upper quartile pay bands.Linklaters’ median gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay is 39.1% as at 5 April 2017.Its mean gender pay gap for bonuses paid in the year to 5 April 2017 is 57.9%, and the median gender pay gap for bonus pay is 62.1%. Over this period, 78.4% of female employees received a bonus payment compared to 75.9% of male employees.Less than half (44.9%) of employees in the highest pay quartile at Linklaters are women, compared to 53.9% in the second quartile, 55.9% in the third quartile and 79.2% in the lowest pay quartile. Currently, 23% of Linklaters’ UK partnership are women, compared to 42% of the organisation’s executive committee, 23% of its partnership board, and 43% of its director group.Linklaters attributes its gender pay gap to the gender imbalance found in its lowest pay quartile, which mainly consists of secretarial and junior business team positions. Approximately 80% of these roles are fulfilled by women, which therefore has a knock-on effect on the organisation’s average pay for women as well as its overall gender pay gap. This additionally impacts Linklaters’ bonus gender pay gap, as the bonus potential for these roles is lower than for legal and senior business staff.The law firm also notes that more of its female employees work on a part-time basis compared to male employees, which again influences its final gender pay gap figures for bonus pay.To address its gender pay gap, Linklaters’ will strive to appoint at least 30% new female partners each year, and having at least 30% of positions on its governance and management committees being filled by women.Linklaters will also apply a more rigorous approach to the gender mix of candidates at all levels throughout the recruitment, partner election and promotion processes, provide opportunities for flexible working to all employees, and promote the role of men in achieving gender equality. The organisations will additionally highlight its development programmes to provide more development and sponsorship opportunities for women within the business. This includes promoting its Women’s Leadership Programme, which offers coaching to junior female associates, as well as its Women Partner Programme that supports partners into management positions.Gideon Moore, firmwide managing partner and Linklaters Business Services director at Linklaters, and Chris Lynch, director of HR and Linklaters Business Services director at Linklaters, stated in the report: “We are confident that we pay men and women fairly for equivalent roles, and are pleased that the gender pay gap for each of our four pay quartiles is small.“[While] we still have some way to go, the gender balance in our upper, upper middle and lower middle pay quartiles is encouraging evidence that our efforts over recent years to attract and retain women in more senior roles have begun to pay off.“It was helpful to conduct this exercise as it has provided us with some new impetus and ideas to add to our already comprehensive gender diversity programme.”
Kakinada: In view of rising level of Godavari and subsequent submerging of villages in Devipatnam mandal in East Godavari agency, District Collector D Muralidhar Reddy deputed nine district officers for relief duties to Rampachodavaram on Sunday. These officers will attend to relief and rehabilitation to flood affected areas. The district offices are district medical and health officer, SE, Rural Water Supply, SE, APEPDCL, Port officer, Kakinada port, District Supply Officer, DM, Civil Supplies, Deputy Transport Commissioner, District Panchayat Officer and District Fire Officer. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us These officers attend for relief works at Rampachodavaram immediately and stay there till normalcy returns. As per the directive of the district Collector, essential commodities were rushed to East Godavari Agency area. The civil supplies department transported 4.5 MT each of onions and potatoes to Rampachodavaram from Rajamahendravaram by trucks on Sunday. These supplies are for the needs of relief camps arranged for flood affected in Devipatnam mandal in East Godavari.
(PhysOrg.com) — Microsoft might be planning a future where Windows open to something far bigger, the next time you push your power button on. A patent filed by Microsoft points to its plan for an operating system environment beyond Windows 8 that depends on cloud computing, not locally installed software. The patent suggests your computer will be booted through remote storage in a cloud computing construct, where software services control your digital work. Citation: Microsoft ‘streaming storage’ patent maps OS future (2011, August 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-08-microsoft-streaming-storage-patent-os.html Explore further Microsoft and Salesforce end patent duel © 2011 PhysOrg.com The patent calls for an operating system booted through a chain of storage devices with various priorities forming a centralized environment. The patent says:“Various aspects of the subject matter described herein are directed towards a technology by which a virtual storage device for a physical or virtual computing machine is maintained as a chain of data structures (e.g., files) including far data maintained at a far (e.g., remote) backing store and near data maintained at a near (e.g., local) backing store (which initially may be empty).”Reports in ConceivablyTech and Geek.com detail the patent, filed in February 2010, but which are surfacing now.The patent 20110197052 is called “Fast Machine Booting Through Streaming Storage.“ Inventors’ names are listed as Dustin Green, Jacob Oshins, and Michael Neil.One of the advantages is called out as fast booting time.“Described is a technology by which a virtual hard disk is maintained between a far (e.g., remote) backing store and a near (e.g., local) backing store, which among other advantages facilitates fast booting of a machine coupled to the virtual hard disk,” says the patent. The patent explains that “the virtual disk is available for use immediately, rather than needing to download an entire operating system image before booting from that downloaded image. For example, during a boot operation, only a relatively small amount of data is needed from the boot disk, which is available from the far data and/or the near data.”News of the patent is seen as proof that rumors and tips over Microsoft’s research project Midori back in 2008 and 2009 were on to something big. Midori, an operating system project at Redmond, was believed to be focusing on the company’s OS future directions and a path to integration with Azure, which is Microsoft’s cloud platform.The patent’s details and intent will most likely be the subject of conversation in the corridors if not meeting places next month in Anaheim, at the sold-out Microsoft BUILD conference for developers. 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. More information: Patent: appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-P … 052RS=DN/20110197052
Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 9 min read CES may be the world’s largest showcase for technology’s giants, but it’s also one of the primary hubs for the scene’s innovative upstarts. One of its convention areas, known as “Eureka Park,” often hosts more than 1,200 startups from more than 40 countries. And although flashy booths from the likes of Google, Intel, Huawei and more typically generate buzz, it’s the startups that tend to have riveting stories — and even some of the most talked-about products. Here are five of the most inspiring startups we found at the show.TimekettleImage credit: TimekettleLeal Tien has always been a fan of science-fiction novels. That’s why The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’s “Babel fish” — a creature that can reside in your ear and translate any language spoken to you in real time — inspired him to co-found his translation tech company. Launched in November 2018, Timekettle’s headline product is the WT2 Plus, a set of AI-powered translation earpieces that’s already brought in about $3 million in sales despite little to no advertising.Another of Tien’s inspirations? His parents, who speak only one language. He sent them on vacation to the Alps in 2016 and downloaded many translation apps for them, but Tien’s parents didn’t use them — even when his mother got altitude sickness. “It was too awkward,” he remembers hearing. Finally, Tien understood that it wasn’t just about translation — it was about communication, comfortable interaction and building closer relationships. “We believe translation is not enough,” he said.Currently, most translator options on the market require more work on the consumer’s part than the WT2 Plus does. Competitive translation products usually dictate that one person speak at a time, that someone needs to download an app or that one person speaks into a smartphone while the other uses an earpiece. But using Tien’s solution, people can communicate via simply splitting the earpieces and sharing one with another; then, they can both start communicating immediately. The earpieces also make use of dual-noise reduction tech by way of neural networks, and they can translate more than 36 languages. MATEImage credit: MATEBuild something you yourself would buy, and others will likely do the same. That’s one of the reasons Christian Adel Michael and Julie Kronstrom Carton founded MATE in 2016 after spending about two years searching for a cool, affordable electric bicycle. The brother-and-sister team hail from Copenhagen, a city that apparently has more bikes than people. When the two couldn’t find a hip, clean-cut e-bike, they knew there was a “hole in the market,” Michael said. They decided to fill it, starting work on the project in 2016 and simultaneously launching their first crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.Since that first campaign, MATE has sold 8,000 bikes to customers in more than 50 countries. That’s key because if the siblings had gone the traditional route of distribution chains, they would’ve needed to adhere to store inventory guidelines, potentially manufacturing many more products than people would order. By selling directly to their customers, they manufactured the exact amount of bikes that were ordered (and likely saved 10 to 40 percent on manufacturing costs, said Indiegogo CEO David Mandelbrot). The company also reached a prominent crowdfunding platform milestone: After raising $20 million over two campaigns, MATE has raised more money than any other company in Indiegogo history.Common crowdfunding advice is to work on “creating hype” for your product for up to six months or a year, but Michael and Carton didn’t do that, instead opting to put some money towards targeted ads on Facebook and elsewhere online. The e-bikes are available now, and until Jan. 31, 2018, discounted pricing starts at $699 plus shipping costs. After that date, prices in the U.S. will likely rise to between $1,400 and $2,000, Carton said.EargoImage credit: EargoIt’s difficult to disrupt the hearing aid industry — it’s institutional, and it’s regulated by the FDA. But among individuals ages 20 to 69 with hearing loss who could benefit from hearing aids, only about 16 percent has ever used them. That suggests the time is ripe for something new. And Eargo — cool, invisible hearing aids sold directly to consumers instead of through a clinician — offers just that. Prices range from about $1,950 to $2,750, which the company says is much lower than the $8,000 to $10,000 industry standard for “invisible” hearing aids, and they come with a sleek portable charging case.Founders Florent Michel, a medical doctor, Raphael Michel and Daniel Shen wanted to decrease hearing aid cost and stigma, and they did it by way of the former’s invention of Flexi Fibers — medical-grade silicone and a key part of Eargo hearing aids. In Dr. Florent Michel’s work as an ENT surgeon, he encountered many patients with hearing loss and saw the stigma associated with hearing aids firsthand. His son Raphael met Shen at Stanford — the former was in the design program, while the latter was studying medicine — and in 2010, they launched the company out of Raphael’s Palo Alto garage.Hearing aid regulations were stringent, but Eargo found a grey area: The FDA doesn’t regulate the sale of hearing aids. That’s regulated state by state, and if you’re certified to sell (or “dispense”) hearing aids in one state, you’d have to pass an examination to sell them in another. Eargo put its product up for sale online, directly to consumers. Industry veteran Christian Gormsen thought it was crazy (What kind of consumer is going to spend thousands of dollars on hearing aids online, especially when many are in their 60s and older?) Now, Gormsen is Eargo’s CEO.Pillo HealthImage credit: Pillo HealthIn 2005, Emanuele Musini’s father passed away from a heart condition. He hadn’t been taking his medications as directed or following all of his doctor’s orders, Musini said, and the tragedy hit his family hard. A nagging thought kept at Musini over the following years: What if there had been a “someone” there to help keep an eye on his father and his health plan? What would have happened then?Musini resolved to design one: a “someone” inside the home to serve as a sort of health aide, especially when it comes to taking medications as scheduled. Home caregivers are cost-prohibitive for many families, and he wanted to make aging in place — in the comfort of one’s own home — more accessible. That’s why he created Pillo, a healthcare assistant for the home, after co-founding his company Pillo Health. The device is available now and costs $499, plus a $39 monthly subscription. Scheduled reminders cause Pillo to “wake up,” scan the room for an individual and alert them it’s time to take a certain medication. The user can then opt for Pillo to dispense it. If they don’t take their medication for a set period of time, Pillo will alert the user’s care team (whether medical professionals or family) so they can start a conversation.Another feature of Pillo: A user can ask it questions about health, from general (“How many calories are in an apple?”) to specific (“Show me my wellness plan”). They can scroll through their medication types and times, as well as their “carefriends” (or caregivers).IntelinoImage credit: IntelinoConsumer robotics company Intelino is the very definition of a startup: founder Dr. Armen Kroyan officially launched it the first day of CES 2019. Its first product? A $99 “smart train set” billed as the first of its kind, complete with engine, wagons, track pieces, decals, charging cable and — perhaps most unique — “action snaps,” or small, colored plastic tiles that can snap onto any piece of track. The tiles’ colors are correlated with different smart features — green denotes speed, for example, so placing three green action snaps in a row would command the train to move fast, two would yield a medium speed and one would mean slow. One red action snap tells the train to stop for two seconds, while three in a row would make it stop for 10. Blue is associated with direction, while yellow is for dropping off a wagon. And there’s an optional bluetooth-enabled companion app that can act as a train dashboard, manual override mode, way to create custom action commands for the snaps and more.Kroyan dreamed up the new take on “connected play” from firsthand experience as a parent to two young boys. His older son, now age 7, has been playing with train sets since he was 2, but the way he played with them shifted over the years: At first, he needed a lot of help building the tracks, but as he grew, he built more and more elaborate track designs. Kroyan wanted to create a way for kids, including his own, to use technology actively instead of passively consuming content by way of screens. Inspired by his son, he decided to take the intuitiveness of the classic toy train experience and augment it with an interactive, tactile layer of technology. Trains were a perfect platform for the sort of sequential thinking used in STEM, he thought — before a child builds a track, they often need to preconceive what it’ll look like on the whole.The train set, available to consumers in March 2019, is retrocompatible with wooden tracks so that it can serve as an addition to any child’s set, and Kroyan hopes it will grow up alongside kids that may first use it as an ordinary train set, then move on to use action snaps to build elaborate sets. As a rule, those steps don’t require any sort of screen interaction, Kroyan said, but if parents want to allow usage of the accompanying app later on, it can add a new layer to what a child can do with their train set. January 11, 2019 Enroll Now for Free
UPDATE. May 2. 3:44 p.m.Lawmakers from various parties on Tuesday agreed to nominate Libertarian Movement Party’s Natalia Díaz Quintana for the pending Vice President post. A total of 47 lawmakers voted in favor of Díaz. Six blank and null votes were added for a total of 53 votes.President Luis Guillermo Solís will present his State of the Nation speech at 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Original story follows:After nine hours of negotiations, including several recesses, evangelical lawmaker Gonzalo Ramírez Zamora became President of the Legislative Assembly Directorate for the last year of the current legislative term.Ramírez, 45, a pastor and lawyer from the Costa Rican Renovation Party, got 26 votes, with 24 going to the ruling Citizen Action Party’s candidate, Ottón Solís Fallas. According to legislative rules, the blank and null votes – a total of seven – were added to the winner’s tally, so the final result presented at approximately 6 p.m. was 33-24.Election mistakeThe voting process, however, was far from over. Shortly after 10 p.m., right after the last vote, outgoing Directorate President Antonio Álvarez Desanti announced that legislators would be forced to annul the election of Silvia Sánchez Vega as Vice President and hold a new vote.Sánchez, 28, does not qualify for the post, because the Constitution establishes that directorate’s President and Vice President should be at least 30 years old, Álvarez said.After a new recess Álvarez confirmed that lawmakers had broken quorum and that they would resume the session at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, holding the election just prior to President Luis Guillermo Solís’s State of the Nation speech. Dip @alvarez_desanti anuncia que se rompió quorúm y que la sesión de mañana incia a las 3:00pm— Asamblea Legislativa (@asambleacr) May 2, 2017 A group of legislators from various parties then left the Assembly’s main floor arguing Álvarez was wrong. They claimed that Álvarez was wrong and that according to legislative procedures, the votes of a candidate who was not eligible for the post should be added to the votes cast for the second-place candidate. Therefore, the Vice Presidency should go to Libertarian Movement Party’s Natalia Díaz Quintana, they claimed.At the end of Monday’s session, the new Legislative directorate for 2017-2018 is:President: Gonzalo Ramírez Zamora, Costa Rican Renovation Party.Vice President: —Pending—First Secretary: Carmen Quesada Santamaría, Libertarian Movement Party.Second Secretary: Michael Arce Sancho, National Liberation Party.First Pro Secretary: Lorelly Trejos Salas, National Liberation Party.Second Pro Secretary: Abelino Esquivel Quesada, Costa Rican Renovation Party.New Legislative PresidentGonzalo Ramírez won the election as a result of an alliance of parties lead by the National Liberation Party, the largest legislative group.President Luis Guillermo Solís will now be forced to negotiate during his final year in office with a directorate formed entirely of opposition lawmakers.Ramírez is one of the most conservative lawmakers and during his term he has adamantly opposed bills to reinstate in vitro fertilization, to approve same-sex marriage and to legalizate therapeutic abortion.Following his election, he told reporters that he maintains his principles and values but “he will not use the directorate’s Presidency to obstruct the democratic vote of any issue.” He said he is open to dialogue.“I know there are many voices in this country and I’ve never been closed off from listening to them. We have never offended anyone and we’ve never closed the door to anyone,” he said, in response to lawmakers who claimed Ramírez’ religious beliefs would interfere with the approval of bills.As Legislative President, Ramírez will be responsible for setting the order in which bills are discussed and voted on. He also manages debates and voting on laws, decrees and appointments.He will be in charge of assigning all 57 lawmakers to legislative committees, which discuss, modify, amend and approve draft bills before they’re passed on — or not — to the full Assembly.The Legislative President is also responsible for receiving bills and proposals submitted by lawmakers, social groups and citizens, and selecting the legislative committee responsible for each bill’s evaluation and approval.Recommended: Why May 1 is much more than Labor Day for Costa Rica’s government Workers’ unions voiced their opposition to the government plans to increase the workers’ mandatory fee for the Social Security System and against raising the retirement age to 70 years. (Via BUSSCO)May Day demonstrationsGovernment plans to increase by 1 percent workers’ mandatory monthly fee for the Social Security System, as well as raising the retirement age to 70 years, were two of the main issues during the traditional May Day demonstration in downtown San José.Hundreds of workers gathered in front of La Merced Park and started marching at 9:30 a.m. along the Avenida Segunda. The first group arrived in front of the Legislative Assembly shortly before noon.In addition to workers’ unions members, demonstrators also included college students, members of various political parties and other citizen groups.Upon their arrival the group started chanting slogans and gave speeches against the proposals with which the government intends to curb the fiscal deficit.Unlike previous years, the march ended without major incidents at around 2 p.m. Facebook Comments Related posts:Gender equality ruling aims for nearly 50/50 male-female Costa Rican legislature Lawmakers approve Social Security loan, highway fund during extraordinary period Brazil faux pas sparks heated debate in Legislative Assembly UPDATE: Álvarez Desanti maintains in Liberation primary; late-night vote-counting drama
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