That’s not going to be the case in 2018.“I’m pretty excited about it. I remember how it well it worked when we went 13-3 when (center) A.Q. (Shipley) was back there running the fullback,” left tackle D.J. Humphries said. “So I’m pretty excited to see how it’s going to work for us as far as full-time.”Though Ramesh is an undrafted rookie out of out of Wisconsin, Coleman is entering his sixth season in the NFL. He joined the Cardinals after spending last season with the Falcons, which came on the heels of a four-year stint in Seattle.Last year, Atlanta had the No. 13 rushing attack in terms of total yards yet averaged 4.3 yards per carry, which tied for third-best in the league.By comparison, the Cardinals ranked 30th and 31st, respectively, in the same categories.Not to say Coleman is the answer to the Cardinals’ run game issues, but his addition certainly can’t hurt.Also, Johnson is healthy. He was not last season, a fact that can’t be ignored when looking at the rushing numbers from a year ago.Johnson’s ability to run with the football was one of the things Wilks singled out after Day 1 of OTAs.“Just his movement. His ability to be able to play with vision. Make the cut. Get vertical. Also, when you look to put him out in space, some of the things he does out there,” Wilks said. “Again, I think he is an every down back. That’s a major plus at this level. It’s great to see him out there working.” TEMPE, Ariz. – Standing at his locker following the first day of organized team activities, Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson was asked how he felt about the team’s newest feature, one not seen in the previous five seasons: The fullback.“It’s nice to always have more blockers in the run game,” he said, smiling. “I’m excited.”And why wouldn’t Johnson be. The idea of having another body move would-be tacklers out of the way and help open up running lanes should make any running back happy. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “I think it’s always a plus when you got somebody to be able to take the brunt of the punishment or the blow first,” head coach Steve Wilks said. “I think (Johnson) is going to benefit.”Wilks’ predecessor, Bruce Arians, did not believe in the fullback position.When Arians was hired in 2013 one of the first personnel moves the Cardinals made was trading the one fullback on the roster, Anthony Sherman, to Kansas City for cornerback Javier Arenas.The fullback wasn’t seen again in Tempe until the recent signings of Derrick Coleman and Austin Ramesh.“I think it makes my job a little bit easier,” Johnson said. “Having those guys being able to pick up linebackers or d-ends or anybody on the defensive side makes my read a little bit easier.”Related LinksCardinals’ Markus Golden on his ACL rehab: ‘I’ll be out there soon’Cardinals hit the field for OTAs; David Johnson, Josh Rosen impressThe adjustment with a fullback sharing the backfield will be minimal, according to Johnson, who did run behind a fullback in college.“Last year, we didn’t have a designated fullback but our tight ends did the job,” he said. “This time we’ll have someone actually in there to block. It’s not going to change much.”To be fair, the Cardinals did line up with a fullback a handful of times under Arians, typically in goal line or short yardage situations. But that fullback usually was an extra offensive lineman. Of course, what Wilks and everyone else are seeing right now is players practicing in helmets and shorts. The pads won’t come until training camp, when a better representation of the Cardinals offense will be on display.Still, what Johnson has seen on the field so far has him excited.“Very excited. It’s a good offense. All the new guys are doing really well,” he said. “I love Sam (Bradford) at quarterback. He’s being a great quarterback, great leader. Already telling guys, everyone what they’re doing. Already teaching and coaching everyone. I’m very excited about this offense, for sure.“It’s going to be a good year I feel like.” Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 7 Comments Share Arizona Cardinals’ David Johnson (31) runs during an organized team activity at the NFL football team’s training facility, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Al Jazeera-owned French sports broadcaster BeIN Sport has acquired the rights to the World handball championships for both men’s and women’s events for the 2015 and 2017 competitions.International Handball Federation president Hassan Moustafa and beIN Media Group CEO Nasser Al-Hhelaifi signed a deal at the IHF’s HQ in Bâle, Switzerland.beIN Sport will be responsible for TV production and international distribution of the competition.The men’s 2015 championship is set to take place in Qatar, while the women’s competition will take place in Denmark.The men’s 2017 competition will be held in France, while the women’s event will be held in Germany.The championship has until now been broadcast in France by Canal+.BeIN Sport already holds the rights to men’s and women’s Champions League handball for the 2012-13 season.Canal+ retains the rights to the French championship.
UK regulator Ofcom has made two new appointments to its content board.Monisha ShahThe media and telecoms watchdog has named Monisha Shah and Jonathan Baker to the board, which provides editorial and content advice and is made up of people who have worked for UK broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, S4C and Sky.Both Shah and Baker will serve three-year terms, ending on September 30 2020.Jonathan BakerShah is currently chair of Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, a non-executive director of Imagen, a media management technology company, and an Independent director of publishing company Next Mediaworks. She worked at BBC Worldwide for 10 years until 2010.Baker is currently the founding Professor of Journalism at the University of Essex. He was previously editor of the BBC’s main flagship evening news programme and also as BBC World news editor, deputy head of newsgathering and as head of the College of Journalism, responsible for training BBC journalists.
Check out the iPhone App Store on a daily basis and it’s likely the most popular apps will have titles such as “Plants vs. Zombies.” iPhone apps for small-business people and field professionals are never going to win the app store popularity contest. But, niche business apps are of growing interest to app developers, and user searches for them will be rewarded with some powerful solutions designed specifically for the challenges of different professions.A case in point is Multi-Educator’s Formulator Series, a collection of more than two dozen apps targeted at professionals in the architecture, electrical, waste management, building, engineer, HVAC and real estate segments. The Architecture Pro Formulator, for example, provides iPhone access to more than 400 formulas that architects use daily as well as information from the International Building Code and Americans with Disabilities Act code. Architecture Pro is a $17.99 download, and Multi-Educator’s other apps for various building professions range from $3.99 to $17.99.”They’re great for anyone working in the field who has an iPhone or an iPod touch,” says Multi-Educator co-founder Marc Schulman. “We look at developing applications that can add value where people are out doing their jobs.”Having started with software for the original Macs back in the 1980s, Schulman is an old hand at developing for Apple devices. So it’s no surprise the company will adapt many of its apps to the iPad, too.In the coming months, Multi-Educator will be looking to provide electricians, architects and other pros with the ability to do price quotes and invoices directly from the iPhone/iPod app, Schulman says. “A lot of people may not realize these devices rival desktop computers with the power they provide,” he adds. “We want to help professional people take full advantage of that.” This story appears in the May 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Next Article –shares Pro on the Go April 15, 2010 2 min read Magazine Contributor 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List The Multi-Educator’s Formulator Series is a collection of apps aimed at professionals in the architecture, electrical, waste management, building, engineer, HVAC and real estate segments. Dan O’Shea Add to Queue Technology Apply Now »
Digital portfolios are effective marketing because they are personalized, private, and delivered 1-to-1. iFOLIOs have images, videos, and animated charts and are shared via SMS, email, and any way you share a link. The private portfolios generate open rates up to 75% from mobile share, and engagement up to 2 min 40+ seconds in a market where attention spans average 7 seconds.Marketing Technology News: Gartner Survey Shows Inside Sales Organizations Risk Losing 24% of Employees This YearThrough iFOLIO, companies can engage their customers and prospects more authentically, optimizing the relationship, and delivering a remarkable experience. iFOLIO platform enables sales or account management to deliver a portfolio directly to a customer via SMS or email and then follow-up from the sales dashboard. The iFOLIO Analytics enable more thoughtful, data-driven follow-ups and Reverse CRM™ automates outreach notes into the CRM system reducing reporting workloads.Growth is in the iFOLIO DNA. Using its own incredibly effective platform for sales and marketing, iFOLIO grew paid customers 1100% last year.Marketing Technology News: Airbnb Introduces New Search Capabilities for Business TripsToday iFOLIO powers over 3500 clients in 58 countries including the Atlanta Falcons NFL, Equifax, iD Tech and was honored with a 2019 MAX Marketing Innovation Award by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for introducing a new standard of digital engagement for enterprise professionals with a platform for private portfolio sites for customer introductions, presentations, and proposals.“We are so honored to accept this award and to serve our incredible clients as they transform their customer experience with personalized portfolios and SMS. We believe relationships are central to business and the future of incredible presentations, stories, and customer experiences are private digital portfolios,” says Jean Marie Richardson, Founder and CEO of iFOLIO.Marketing Technology News: Adobe Survey Says That Voice and Screen Combined Are the Future In today’s digital world, buyers are more informed and have high expectations when they interact with a company. It’s critical for enterprises to maximize that customer touchpoint with an experience that feels custom and differentiated.iFOLIO is recognized with the Global Excellence Award “Best in Personalized Digital Marketing Solutions – 2019” by AI Global Media for innovation, growth, and delivering results through an enterprise digital portfolio platform. iFOLIO Honored with Global Excellence Award, Best in Personalized Digital Marketing Solutions – 2019 by AI Global Media PRNewswire2 hours agoJuly 23, 2019 Deliver delightful Customer Experiences crmdigital marketing solutionsiFOLIOMAX MarketingNewsSales and marketing Previous ArticleMobify Report Delivers First Ecommerce Benchmarks for Progressive Web AppsNext ArticleIt’s Ok to Message Your Customers – but They’re Not Your Friends
Source:https://news.iu.edu/stories/2019/01/iupui/releases/17-study-grant-bone-strength-prevent-fractures-gabapentin-osteocyte.html?utm_source=www.iupui.edu/index.html&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=framework&utm_term=ticker&utm_content=Researcher%2520gets%2520 Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 21 2019A $2.85 million National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases-funded study at IUPUI will advance understanding of how bone cells sense and respond to mechanical force, one of the cues the skeleton relies on to regulate its strength.Additionally, the study will inform the design of novel strategies to offset the negative effects of a commonly used drug, gabapentin. Chronic use of this drug, which is prescribed for conditions such as epilepsy and peripheral neuropathy, is associated with increased risk of breaking a bone and slowing down of the healing of broken bones.The grant awarded to William Thompson, an assistant professor of physical therapy, is the first R01 grant received by a faculty member in the School of Health and Human Sciences at IUPUI since the school was restructured from the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in fall 2018. R01 grants are the largest grants issued by the National Institutes of Health to individual investigators.Related StoriesResearchers describe how prostate cancer cells develop ability to mimic osteoblastsCommon antibacterial agent may be bad news for bone healthInjectable hydrogel offers double punch against bone infectionsThe skeleton is highly sensitive to mechanical force, where disuse or disease leads to bone loss, fractures and major morbidities, Thompson said.Osteocytes are cells located deep within bones and represent the most abundant and mechanosensitive cells of the skeleton. These cells are optimally positioned to sense and respond to force and to direct the activity of other bone cells. But how force is directly transmitted from the bone tissue to the membrane of the embedded osteocyte cells is unknown, Thompson said.”In previous studies, we found that the mineralized or hard tissue of bone connects to channels located on the cells within bone. These connections enable the bone cells to sense when there is force pushing on the bone, similar to a pull-chain style light switch. When you tug on the pull chain the switch opens and electricity flows to the filaments to “activate” the light,” he said. “In the newly funded work, we will determine the mechanisms by which these newly discovered connections influence bone formation in response to mechanical force, revealing methods to target these structures to enhance bone strength and prevent fractures.”That cell surface sub-unit is the receptor for the drug gabapentin.”This work will not only investigate the foundational mechanisms through which osteocytes sense force, but will also inform the design of strategies to offset the negative effects of gabapentin on bone that reduce bone strength,” Thompson said.
Source:http://www.csic.es/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 8 2019The details regarding the validation of this new device are published in the latest issue of Scientific Reports.Multifocal lenses are used in cataract surgeries – to replace the crystalline when it has lost its transparency – or to correct for presbyopia. There are different lens designs in the market, and choosing one or another depends on each patient’s tolerance and preference.”The possibility of the patient experimenting vision with a multifocal lens before the surgery is very attractive to reduce uncertainty and to manage expectations”, ensures CSIC researcher Susana Marcos, who works at the Institute of Optics. Her team at the Visual Optics and Biophotonics Laboratory has spent years developing technologies of simultaneous vision simulation aiming at evaluating visual quality with new designs of multifocal lenses before they are implanted or even manufactured.Related StoriesBordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgeryResearchers use AI to develop early gastric cancer endoscopic diagnosis systemNew therapy shows promise in preventing brain damage after traumatic brain injuryNow, they are introducing SimVis, a lightweight binocular visual simulator which is autonomous and wearable in helmets. In the article, scientists show the equivalence between the vision provided by their device and the intraocular lenses. In other words, lenses are depicted in the simulator.A realistic experience”Visual simulators are an ideal technique to provide patients with a new realistic experience of multifocality before the implantation of a new intraocular lens. In addition, if the simulator is miniaturized and has a more practical design than the ones currently available in the market, benefits could multiply”, adds Marcos.Researchers validated the simulator’s realism in a group of patients by comparing the visual acuity obtained at different distances through a commercial trifocal lens – with focal points for close, intermediate and long focal distances – and through the same lens simulated by a spatial light modulator (another simulating technology) and by SimVis . “The response to multifocality depends on the subjects, but the real trifocal lens and the simulated one offered the same visual response through-focus in each patient”, concludes CSIC researcher María Viñas, first author of the article.The new simulator can be wirelessly controlled by a mobile application or a tablet. With this program it is possible not just controlling the device’s lenses, but also to track the functional tests conducted on each patient wherever they are.The technology developed by this group of CSIC scientists is protected by four patents – one of them received the award “Premio a la Mejor Patente del Año” from the Madrid+d Foundation – owned by CSIC, and licensed to the company 2EyesVision S.L., a spin-off founded, among others, by some of the study researchers.
Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Apr 12 2019Dr. Stephen Maren, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, recently published significant research on the psychological and neural basis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), one of the most-cited scientific journals in the world, the study looked at the areas of the brain that regulate emotion, including ceasing fear once danger has passed. Other factors, such as stress, can cause extinguished emotions of fear to relapse, which poses an issue for those with PTSD.Related StoriesTransobturator sling surgery shows promise for stress urinary incontinenceDogs and cats relieve academic stress and lift students’ mood, according to a new studyAn active brain and body associated with reduced risk of dementia”Fear relapse represents a significant problem for individuals suffering from stress- and trauma-related disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder,” according to the study.Maren’s study examined the neurons in the brain that cause fear relapse, and the influence of stress on these fear-reducing regions of the brain. The data reveals new insight into the pathophysiology of PTSD, and may be able to help predict and prevent fear relapse with treatments that reduce the effects of stress on the brain.”The work shows that stress increases the activity of fear-promoting regions of the prefrontal cortex, while at the same time reducing activity in neighboring fear-reducing regions,” Maren said. “This shift in brain activity could be mimicked by increasing the activity of neurons that release the fight-or-flight neurotransmitter, norepinephrine. This finding paves the way for new treatments that reduce fear and its relapse after therapy.” Source:https://today.tamu.edu/2019/04/10/new-study-advances-treatment-options-for-ptsd/
Across the board, trust in the European Union is higher than trust in national governments, according to the latest Eurobarometer poll taken in November 2018—just as the yellow vest protests were taking root. The poll found 42 percent of Europeans trusted the EU, compared with 35 percent who trusted their own national governments or parliaments.So even as Orban and Italy’s populists position themselves squarely against the pro-EU Macron, they are keenly aware that their own citizens have little desire to overthrow the EU, although they list immigration as their prime concern. And Macron himself is something of an upstart—he vanquished France’s two mainstream parties in the first round of France’s 2017 presidential election and Le Pen in the second. France’s two centrist mainstream parties, the Socialists and the Republicans, have since sunk in popularity. They held their seats in Brussels but are widely expected to further their political collapse in May’s EU vote.However, voters may also use the European Parliament vote to protest. Under current projections, the extremes on the right and left are set to gain at the expense of the mainstream.”Those voters who vote for the more radical parties just to express their frustration with Europe, they face a risk of voting for solutions that they wouldn’t normally agree to,” said Pawel Zerka, one of the authors of a study last week by the pro-EU European Council for Foreign Relations that said euroskeptics stand to gain the most in the EU vote.Even some who are pro-EU think an alliance among euroskeptic populists is not necessarily bad for the parliament. For Alemanno, the Italian analyst based in Paris whose last name translates loosely as “the German,” it’s ironic proof that the European idea is strong and durable, as populists come together in a European union of their own.”In a way, I look at the yellow vests from an Italian perspective. I see the 5-Star Movement 10 years ago,” he said.The kind of interference that Macron found so intolerable from the 5-Stars will become more common and even welcome, he said. In the short term, he added, the EU parliament and by extension the EU itself may well be nearly ungovernable.Le Pen has already shifted away from her longstanding position of abandoning the EU and the euro, the common currency that is used by 19 EU nations. She renamed the nationalist party founded by her father, and Bannon made a surprise appearance at a major rally last year. And, she says, her brand of populist nationalism is no longer the exception.”We can legitimately envision today to change Europe from inside, to modify the very nature of the European Union,” Le Pen said, “because we consider ourselves powerful enough.” “We must reject the financiers who see themselves as demigods. Reject the Brussels bureaucrats representing their interests and reject the fake civil society activists,” Hungarian President Viktor Orban said in his state of the nation address earlier this month. © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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. In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, a demonstrator throws debris at a burning barricade while protesting with others against the rising of the fuel taxes on the famed Champs Elysees avenue, in Paris. The offer by Italy’s 5-Star Movement to share its web platform with France’s “yellow vests” could be harbinger of what’s to come in the upcoming European Parliament elections. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File) On Friday, 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio announced a new grouping of populist movements from across Europe, bringing together a far-right Polish party led by a former rock musician and a free-market Finnish party founded by a businessman-turned-reality TV star. Notably absent were nationalists, leaving open the question of how much sway the new alliance could have without expanding further.Getting the far-left France Unbowed to vote in tandem with populist Orban’s Fidesz party seems a big hurdle. Italy’s government, split between the two populist groups, is largely an unhappy marriage of convenience, with the 5-Star Movement and the League diverging at least as much as they agree.But among the yellow vests, known in French as the “gilets jaunes,” ultra-right and ultra-left have marched together in hopes of bringing down the government.”Here is the beauty of it: They are both the left and the right. It is a populist thing,” political strategist Steve Bannon told France’s l’Express magazine in an interview published just after Macron recalled the ambassador.Bannon has created a foundation in Brussels to strike at the heart of the European Union. Europe’s populists on the right—France’s Marine Le Pen, Hungary’s Orban, Italy’s Matteo Salvini—haven’t exactly embraced him, but nor have they pushed away the American who many credit with propelling Donald Trump into the White House. Bannon been largely ignored by the populist far-left.The European Parliament elections are actually a four-day series of national elections held May 23-26 across Europe that decide the makeup of the legislature. Members make Europe-wide law, decide international agreements, and—crucially—can censure EU countries for violating core values such as an independent judiciary and upholding the rights of minorities and migrants.But even if they can unite on the issues that brought them to power, the anti-EU populists may run into trouble with voters. When Italy’s deputy prime minister offered the populist 5-Star Movement’s Rousseau platform to France’s yellow vest protesters, he took a step too far for French President Emmanuel Macron. The French leader recalled France’s ambassador to Italy for a week in the sharpest diplomatic dispute between the two allies since World War II.The sharing of the Rousseau technology marks the most brazen attempt to date to internationalize Europe’s populist movements. It is a harbinger of the upcoming European Parliament elections in May, in which populist euroskeptics could win an unprecedented one-third of the seats, under current projections . This could well cause a collapse of the mainstream group, which up to now has held the largest voting bloc in Parliament.However, the EU elections will also be a test of how far populist parties, which tend to be virulently nationalistic, can unite over borders and across the political spectrum. In Italy alone, the government’s two populist ruling parties, the 5-Star Movement and the League, compete at least as much as they cooperate.”These parties are against Europe, but they are using Europe and the pan-European space to create a political debate,” said Alberto Alemanno, an Italian analyst.At their most basic level, populists on both the right and the left pit the common people against the elite, the entrenched political class.Technology has helped them advance . The 5-Star Movement used the Rousseau portal to let activists click their way to choosing candidates and policies, much as Spain’s upstart Podemos party used Reddit to energize online debate beginning five years ago and still uses online referendums. France’s populist yellow vest protesters have yet to come up with a common online space, with proliferating Facebook groups and YouTube channels that have a varied outpouring of demands.If ideology and organization can trump geography, populist parties in Europe could form a bloc capable of weakening or even paralyzing the EU legislature, if projections released this week by the parliament hold. In this photo taken on Feb. 5, 2019 provided by the 5-Star Movement, Christophe Chalencon, fifth from right, one of the leading figures of the yellow vest movement, poses for a group photo with yellow vests’ members and Italy’s 5-Star Movement’s leaders Luigi Di Maio, fourth from right, and Alessandro Di Battista, sixth from left, near Paris. The offer by Italy’s 5-Star Movement to share its web platform with France’s “yellow vests” could be harbinger of what’s to come in the upcoming European Parliament elections. (5-Star Movement via AP, File) Strong correlation between corruption and electoral success of populist parties Explore further The web platform was named for a revered French populist philosopher and created by an Italian internet entrepreneur to transform common grievances into proposals and activists into political candidates. In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Herve Ryssen, left, close to the ultra-right and convicted for antisemitic and racist comments, wearing a yellow jacket, clashes with riot police officers on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris. The offer by Italy’s 5-Star Movement to share its web platform with France’s “yellow vests” could be harbinger of what’s to come in the upcoming European Parliament elections. The French movement has brought together left and right extremes within France. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File) Citation: Tech could unite Europe’s populists ahead of EU vote in May (2019, February 19) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-tech-europe-populists-eu-vote.html
Citation: Uber stock set to launch at $45 a share (Update) (2019, May 9) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-wall-street-debut-uber-corner.html Explore further Uber is set for its Wall Street debut Friday with a massive share offering that is a milestone for the ride-hailing industry and the so-called “sharing economy,” but which comes with simmering concerns about its business model. A small group of independent drivers and supporters protest against Uber and other app-based ride-hailing companies near the New York Stock Exchange Rideshare drivers strike as Uber poised to go public 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. Rideshare companies maintain that drivers are able to thrive and maintain work flexibility, and that their business model would not work if drivers were treated as wage-based employees. Uber’s Wall Street debut is a milestone for the ride-hailing sector, but risks include complaints about its business model of using independent contractors © 2019 AFP Shares will be priced at $45 for the initial public offering (IPO), valuing the startup at more than $82 billion, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.San Francisco-based Uber was set to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the eponymous ticker “UBER” in one of the largest initial public offerings in the tech sector.Despite the eye-popping valuation, Uber dialed back some of its earlier ambitions for a value exceeding $100 billion after a rocky start for US rideshare rival Lyft.Analyst Daniel Ives of Wedbush Securities said Uber has the potential to be a game-changing company and “is paving a similar road to what Amazon did to transform retail/ecommerce and Facebook did for social media.”Ives said Uber has the potential to grow as it morphs its ridesharing platform into a more diverse set of services with Uber Eats, Uber Freight, and self-driving vehicle initiatives.”We view Uber’s conservative pricing as a smart and prudent strategy coming out of the box as it clearly learned from its ‘little brother’ Lyft, and the experience it has gone through over the past month,” Ives said in a note to investors.Risks to new modelBut some of the risks surrounding Uber and its rivals were highlighted Wednesday as thousands of drivers turned off their apps in a US-wide strike over pay and working conditions.The strikes targeting Uber and its US rival Lyft highlighted a dilemma for rideshare firms, which have faced challenges from regulators and traditional taxi operators for using a business model relying on independent contractors.One group protested outside the New York Stock Exchange with some signs reading “Invest in our lives—Not their stocks.”Uber and Lyft did not immediately comment on the protests.”While we aim to provide an earnings opportunity comparable to that available in retail, wholesale, or restaurant services or other similar work, we continue to experience dissatisfaction with our platform from a significant number of drivers,” Uber said in a filing with securities regulators.”In particular, as we aim to reduce driver incentives to improve our financial performance, we expect driver dissatisfaction will generally increase.” Uber said in a securities filing Thursday that it had reached agreement with a large majority of the roughly 60,000 drivers contesting their status as independent contractors and who had instituted arbitration proceedings against the firm.The company anticipates the total cost of the individual settlements, combined with attorneys’ fees, will fall between $146 million and $170 million.Uber maintained it was sticking to its plans on how it classifies drivers.”Our business would be adversely affected if drivers were classified as employees instead of independent contractors,” the company said.Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry predicted that Uber will eventually have to raise ride prices, causing its customers to seek other options.Uber will be raising up to $9 billion in the offering being underwritten by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch and other large banks.Lyft shares skidUber’s inauguration as a public company will follow a rocky market debut for Lyft, which has lost more than 15 percent of its value since its March offering.Lyft’s losses in the past quarter widened to $1.1 billion, according to its first financial report as a public company.Revenue for California-based Lyft nearly doubled from a year earlier to $776 million and the number of active riders grew to more than 20.5 million.Lyft said its losses deepened as a result of $894 million in costs that included stock-based compensation and related tax expenses in connection with its IPO.Uber envisions becoming the “Amazon of transportation” in a future where people share instead of owning vehicles.If all goes to plan, commuters could ride an e-scooter to a transit station, take a train, then grab an e-bike or e-scooter to complete a journey using the Uber smartphone app.Uber is also taking to the sky with an Elevate project to have electric aircraft carry people between “skyports,” taking off and landing vertically.
5 Lethal Chemical Warfare Agents Several people in a county in West Virginia recently overdosed from wasp spray, which they used as an alternative to methamphetamine, according to news reports. Police in Boone County say they’ve seen a rise in residents abusing wasp spray to achieve a meth-like high, according to local news outlet WCHS. The practice is believed to have played a role in three overdoses in the county last week, WCHS reported. “People are making a synthetic type [of] methamphetamine out of wasp spray,” Sgt. Charles Sutphin, of the West Virginia State Police, told WCHS. [‘Breaking Bad’: 6 Strange Meth Facts]Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65954-wasp-spray-overdose-meth.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35 The practice is known as “wasping,” and it has emerged as a concerning drug trend in recent years, according to a 2018 report from ABC News. Users either combine the wasp spray with meth, or use the spray by itself as a meth substitute. People can crystallize the spray liquid on hot metal sheets, which allows the substance to be inhaled or injected, ABC News reported. Bug sprays contain active ingredients called pyrethroids, which stun and kill insects; but in humans, the chemicals can interfere with nerve signaling, which can lead to abnormal sensations, and in some cases, seizures or paralysis, ABC News reported. The chemicals can also lead to increased heart rate, difficulty breathing, headache, nausea, problems with coordination, and swelling and burning sensations. Police in Boone County are working with medical centers to determine the best treatment for those who abuse the spray, WCHS reported. 9 Weird Ways You Can Test Positive for Drugs Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoNucificTop Dr. Reveals The 1 Nutrient Your Gut Must HaveNucificUndoLivestlyThe List Of Dog Breeds To Avoid At All CostsLivestlyUndoEditorChoice.comSee What The World’s Largest Dog Looks LikeEditorChoice.comUndoArticles VallyDad Cuts Daughter’s Hair Off For Getting Birthday Highlights, Then Mom Does The UnthinkableArticles VallyUndo 5 Weird Effects of Bug Bites
March 07, 2019 courts and legal Published on SC disposes plea challenging Rao’s appointment as interim CBI chief Advocate Prashant Bhushan on Thursday admitted before the Supreme Court that he made a “genuine mistake” by tweeting that the government had perhaps submitted fabricated minutes of a meeting of the high-powered selection committee on appointment of M Nageswara Rao as an interim CBI director.Attorney General K K Venugopal told a bench comprising justices Arun Mishra and Navin Sinha that in view of Bhushan’s statement, he would like to withdraw his contempt plea filed against the noted lawyer.However, Bhushan filed an application in the court seeking recusal of Justice Arun Mishra from hearing the contempt petition filed by Venugopal.Bhushan also refused to tender an unconditional apology before the bench for seeking Justice Mishra’s recusal.Venugopal told the court that he stood by his earlier statement that he did not want any punishment for Bhushan in the matter.The bench, however, said it would consider the larger issue of whether a person can criticise the court in a sub-judice matter to influence public opinion.The bench posted the matter for further hearing on April 3. Latest trendThe top court had earlier said that it would examine if a person can criticise the court in a sub-judice matter to influence the public opinion which may interfere with the course of justice and added that now-a-days it has become a trend for the lawyers appearing in a sub-judice matter to make statements in the media and participate in TV debates.It had said the court is not averse to media reporting of cases but lawyers appearing in sub-judice matters should restrain themselves from making public statements.Contempt plea Bhushan had said in his tweets that government appeared to have misled the top court and perhaps submitted fabricated minutes of meeting of the high-powered selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The court had issued notice to Bhushan and sought his reply on the contempt plea within three weeks.The Centre has also filed a separate contempt plea against Bhushan for his February 1 tweets.Venugopal had earlier pointed out in the apex court that when the matter challenging the appointment of Rao was pending, Bhushan had gone public and made a statement that the government has allegedly misled the court by producing a fabricated document.Ten social activists, including Aruna Roy, Arundhati Roy and Shailesh Gandhi, have also come out in support of Bhushan in the apex court, contending that the contempt proceedings initiated against him appeared to be an assault on freedom of speech and expression. Besides, a separate application has also been filed in the top court by five senior journalists, including former Union minister Arun Shourie, seeking to intervene in the case. SHARE SHARE EMAIL RELATED However, the bench to consider the larger issue of whether a person can criticise the court in a sub-judice matter to influence public opinion SHARE COMMENT CBI Advocate Prashant Bhushan COMMENTS