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Age is just a number.
During part two of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians reunion, which aired tonight, June 20 on E!, Scott Disick clapped back at the claims that he only dates “much younger” women. As the Flip It Like Disick star told reunion host Andy Cohen, this is a misconception about him.
“Everybody gets this wrong that I look for young girls,” the father of three defended. “I don’t go out looking for young girls, they happen to be attracted to me ’cause I look young.”
Or, as Scott said in the episode, that’s what he’s telling himself.
In response to this, Kris Jenner quipped, “You tell ’em, Scott.”
This admission came about after Scott revealed his thoughts on Kourtney’s relationship with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. “I think if you really love somebody, right, you want them to be happy no matter what,” Scott expressed. “So, I do give her a blessing to be happy.”
WhatsApp says the feature is expected to launch within the next 2 months for both Android, iOS beta testers.
The feature, called multi-device, is currently under development.
Once launched, users would be able to link up to four devices to their WhatsApp accounts.
Text and video messaging platform WhatsApp has announced that it will soon launch a new feature that will enable users to use the application on multiple devices without having an internet connection.
According to WABetaInfo, the multi-device feature is currently under development but it is expected to launch within the next two months for both Android and iOS beta testers.
Per the article, Mark Zuckerberg and Will Cathcart confirmed that multi-device is coming within two months. However, to make the feature perfect, it could take a bit longer.
Once launched, users would be able to link up to four devices to their WhatsApp accounts, confirmed Will Cathcart, the outlet said, adding that WhatsApp will also allow users to migrate their chat history between iOS and Android devices.
The website further revealed that voice and video calls will work across all the linked devices, adding that those who do no update their WhatsApp will not be able to receive calls or messages.
Amazon Prime Day is here, and all over you can find other sales to compete this weekend. This means there are a ton of streaming device deals both on Amazon and elsewhere to compete with Prime Day. We’ve been gathering them up right here for you.
All of the below devices are simple ways to upgrade older TVs with the latest streaming services, with some at or near all-time low prices. However, we would exercise caution on buying Amazon devices till Monday — for example, the Fire TV Stick 4K will match its lowest-ever price of $25, and you can actually get that deal right now if you say “Alexa, order a Fire TV Stick 4K” next to something with Alexa onboard.
Note that prices and availability were accurate at the time of publication, but they may fluctuate.
Fire TV, Roku and streaming deals available now
The latest Roku is our new go-to streaming pick. This is the best way to deliver a full range of streaming channels (including plenty of free content) to any TV, up to and including 4K HDR picture quality on compatible televisions. And now it’s 25% off — the best price we’ve seen since it first went on sale a few months ago.
Roku and Fire TV are far from the only streamers out there — Android TV has made some meaningful gains in recent years. TiVo Stream 4K is an Android TV streamer that has some tricks up its sleeve, for example: Unlike Roku it offers a YouTube TV app, plus its interface is more conducive to grazing for new shows. At $29, this device is a drop-dead bargain.
A discount on any Apple product is relatively rare, especially on one like the Apple TV 4K (2021), which has only been out a few months. This 2021 Apple TV offers a faster processor than before making short work of load times and HDR image processing. It also comes with Apple’s new remote, which runs $59 by itself.
This is the only Fire stick that can play back 4K HDR video, and at the same price as the standard, non-4K stick, it’s worth the investment, even if you don’t have a 4K TV already. But with Prime Day next week, the price will tumble to $25 and so it’s best to wait.
The Streambar blends a capable 4K streamer with a dialogue-enhancing soundbar. It even tosses in Bluetooth for good measure. As a cheap way to get both sound and streaming to your TV, this Roku is unbeaten.
The 2020 Roku Ultra offers a significant upgrade over other Roku devices with both a remote finder and a wired Ethernet port. Picture quality is as good as ever with Dolby Vision support, and it’s quicker than other Ultras too, thanks to its superfast processor. It’s back down to $69, which is a great price if you want those extras.
There’s a lot to like about Google’s new Chromecast with Google TV, including a revamped interface, 4K HDR with Dolby Vision support, a real remote and excellent integration with Google Assistant. In a Google Store-exclusive deal, the search giant is bundling its normally $50 streamer with six months of Netflix’s Standard plan for $90. The deal is available to both new and existing Netflix subscribers.
Although the Roku Express 4K Plus is our new favorite, the Roku Streaming Stick Plus 4K is still great. The two are basically identical aside from design, although the Express 4K Plus does support an optional Ethernet adapter. Both offer hundreds of apps, the excellent Roku interface and a robust, voice-control remote, as well as 4K HDR and Apple AirPlay.
This is a bare-bones Roku that can handle all your streaming needs. It isn’t as fast as the Streaming Stick Plus and doesn’t include Roku’s more useful enhanced remote (which has a microphone for voice control and doesn’t require you to point it directly at the TV). It also lacks 4K support and new features like AirPlay. It is, however, just $17 and should be fine for basic streaming. The SE is pretty much identical to the $25 Roku Express, aside from the white color.
This has been going back and forth between available and in-store only, and so may depend on the availability at your local Walmart. If you really want this price it’s worth checking the link below.
Expired deals: May return for Prime Day
Cheap and dead simple, the Roku Express delivers all the joy of Roku’s platform, but in a crazy-small package. It comes with a remote, Micro-USB and HDMI ports, an HDMI cable, plus a tiny sticker to keep it in place. That said, with the 4K version on sale for just $5 more; that’s far and away the better deal.
The Roku Premiere isn’t as good as the Roku Express 4K Plus — it lacks the voice-control remote and TV control — but if those features don’t matter to you, or if the Plus is out of stock by the time you read this, the Premiere is still a solid 4K HDR streamer value.
The Fire TV Cube combines an Alexa voice-controlled speaker, a Fire TV 4K video streamer and a universal remote control in one device. If you like using your voice to control the TV — not to mention other devices in your Alexa-friendly household — it may well be worth taking the plunge on this interesting all-in-one product, marked down from $120 to $100. Note that this is the newest (2019) version, which has added some nice improvements since we first evaluated it in 2018.
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Chances are there may be more history underneath our feet right here in Houston.
On Thursday, construction workers in downtown Houston accidentally hit what was identified as an 80-pound cannonball.
“It’s fortunate that a backhoe or someone digging didn’t run into it years and years ago,” said Gene Preuss, an associate professor of history at the University of Houston Downtown.
Upon the discovery, Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office shared an image of the device found.
The cannonball was found underneath Caroline Street during Harris County’s construction project. While the crew accidentally hit the bomb with a jackhammer, the cannonball did not go off.
As a precaution, some streets in the area were closed off as crews analyzed the device.
Preuss said he believes this dates back to the Civil War era.
“It’s an 80 pounder, they think. So it’s larger than anything they would have used in San Jacinto during the Texas Revolution,” he said.
He said at the end of the Civil War a lot of these munitions were taken out of storage from a warehouse south of Milam and Congress. They were essentially buried and scattered about he said.
An evacuation order was issued for parts of the Harris County Juvenile Justice Center, which sits adjacent to where the bomb was found. By evening, the cannonball was removed from the site and taken to the Harris County gun range, where they will be evaluating it.
Christian Eriksen will be fitted with a heart-starter device (ICD) following his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020, Denmark team doctor Morten Boesen has confirmed.
The 29-year-old was given emergency CPR on the pitch at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen after collapsing during the first half of his side’s 1-0 Group B defeat by Finland on Saturday evening.
Speaking after the match, Boesen said Eriksen was “gone”, but swift treatment on the field of play and by hospital staff meant the Inter Milan midfielder was stabilised, and he was later able to send his greetings to team-mates.
Providing an update on Thursday morning, Boesen said: “After Christian has been through different heart examinations it has been decided that he should have an ICD (heart starter). This device is necessary after a cardiac attack due to rhythm disturbances.
“Christian has accepted the solution and the plan has moreover been confirmed by specialists nationally and internationally who all recommend the same treatment.
“We encourage everybody to give Christian and his family peace and privacy the following time.”
Eriksen’s former Ajax team-mate Daley Blind, who is representing Netherlands at Euro 2020, has also been fitted with an ICD after being diagnosed with heart muscle inflammation in 2019.
Blind spent three years with Eriksen at Ajax from 2010 to 2013 and revealed he considered missing his country’s opening game of the tournament after Saturday’s incident.
He broke down in tears after being substituted midway through the second half of the 3-2 win over Ukraine on Sunday.
On Tuesday, Eriksen addressed the public for the first time since his collapse by expressing his thanks for the goodwill messages he has received.
Posting on Instagram, he said: “Hello everyone. Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family.
“I’m fine – under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay.
“Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark. Best, Christian.”
What is an ICD?
According to the British Heart Foundation, an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) is a small device that can treat people with dangerously abnormal heart rhythms.
It sends electrical pulses to regulate these rhythms, especially those that could be dangerous and cause a cardiac arrest.
If an ICD notices a dangerous heart rhythm it can deliver one or more of the following treatments:
Pacing – a series of low-voltage electrical impulses (paced beats) at a fast rate to try and correct the heart rhythm.
Cardioversion – one or more small electric shocks to try and restore the heart to a normal rhythm.
Defibrillation – one or more larger electric shocks to try and restore the heart to a normal rhythm.
CPR is quite easy to learn and it can be the difference between life and death before emergency medical services can arrive to help out.
So what is it, how does it make a difference and how should you behave if you find yourself in an emergency?
What is CPR?
CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and is a medical technique which is given to someone who goes into cardiac arrest.
That occurs when the heart encounters an electrical issue and stops pumping blood around the body and to the brain, causing the person to fall out of consciousness and stop breathing.
Medics define this as ‘clinical death’, which is the onset of biological death, although CPR can help re-start the person’s heart functions and save their life.
By administering chest compressions and rescue breaths, the CPR performer helps to pump blood and oxygen around the person’s body, taking over the role of their heart and lungs.
Why is CPR so important?
“Time is myocardium, that’s what we say in medicine – that means the longer that there is a time delay, the higher the chance that the heart muscle will never recover,” Professor of Cardiology Dr Sanjay Sharma told Sky Sports News.
“In fact for every minute that passes, the chances of an individual surviving go down by between seven and 10 per cent. So it’s very, very crucial to keep the heart beating during these crucial moments and get the heart started as quickly as possible.
“Not just so that the cardiac outcome will be good, but also that the other organs, such as the brain, remain well perfused so that the individual after survival remains healthy.”
How do you perform CPR?
Always seek professional help by calling 999 before starting CPR.
The NHS’s advice to carry out chest compressions is as follows:
Place the heel of your hand on the breastbone at the centre of the person’s chest. Place your other hand on top of your first hand and interlock your fingers.
Position yourself with your shoulders above your hands.
Using your body weight (not just your arms), press straight down by 5 to 6cm (2 to 2.5 inches) on their chest.
Keeping your hands on their chest, release the compression and allow the chest to return to its original position.
Repeat these compressions at a rate of 100 to 120 times a minute until an ambulance arrives or you become exhausted.
The British Heart Foundation recommends that in an emergency situation it is better to try and perform CPR, even if unsure, rather than to not do anything at all.
For more information on FA medical courses which can help to deal with such things as cardiac arrest and how to treat them, visit the FA Bootroom.
Heavy rains across Timor-Leste from 29 March to 4 April 2021 associated with a tropical storm resulted in flash floods and landslides throughout the country, with the capital city Dili and surrounding low-lying areas the worst affected. On 5 April the tropical storm gained intensity and was upgraded to a category 1 cyclone named Seroja, and on 8 April, the Government declared a state of calamity in Dili and called for international assistance.
Rice and maize production was severely affected by the floods, landslides and strong winds, which completely destroyed some rice fields. Manatuto municipality was the most affected, particularly Laclo and Manatuto post-administratives. Irrigated agricultural land near rivers was washed away and irrigation infrastructures sustained extensive damages. A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) assessment identified 90 sucos where such infrastructure was damaged, with infrastructure in Baucau municipality critically affected and that in Viqueque, Bobonaro, Aileu and RAEOA moderately damaged. If the damage remains unrepaired, 2 800 ha of rice will be left unirrigated or insufficiently irrigated, leading to losses of 60 percent of the yield worth USD 1.5 million annually.
The floods have worsened the situation for marginal farming households who had already lost significant assets and income as a result of multiple shocks. The incursion of the fall armyworm migratory pest into the country in February 2020 damaged 2 880 ha of maize, resulting in significant production losses. In some areas, the pest destroyed up to 90 percent of the crop. In addition, outbreaks of African swine fever has had devastating consequences on pig production across the country, with confirmed losses of 28 percent of the total pig population, while local estimates report losses between 25 and 90 percent. Vulnerable households also lack mechanization and have limited access to inputs and markets, restricting their ability to recover.
A United Airlines passenger jet takes off with New York City as a backdrop, at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, U.S. December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo
WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – The U.S. Transportation Department said Tuesday it had launched a $3 billion aviation manufacturing payroll subsidy program that will cover up to half of eligible companies’ compensation costs for as long as six months.
The program, funded by Congress, requires companies to commit to not conducting furloughs without employee consent or laying off employees covered by subsidies during the six-month period. Applications must be filed by July 13.
Companies eligible include aircraft, engine, propeller or component manufacturers and companies that repair or overhaul airplanes and parts.
The subsidy program cannot cover more than 25% of an employer’s total U.S. workforce as of April 2020 and can only cover employees with total annual compensation of $200,000 or less.
To qualify, a company must have involuntarily furloughed or laid off at least 10% of its total workforce, or have experienced at least a 15% decline in 2020 total operating revenues.
More than 100,000 jobs have been lost in the aerospace industry since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Transportation Department. Before then, the U.S. aerospace industry was estimated to employ approximately 2.2 million workers, including 1.2 million who worked in various parts of the supply chain nationwide.
Boeing Co (BA.N), which has had extensive job cuts, Raytheon Technologies (RTX.N) and Spirit Aerosystems (SPR.N) did not immediately respond to questions about whether they are considering applying. General Electric’s (GE.N) aviation unit said it would not seek assistance from the program.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers had strongly urged Congress to fund the program.
Congress has provided assistance to other aviation industry firms, including giving U.S. airlines $54 billion for payroll since March 2020 and that funding will continue to pay much of airline workers’ salaries through Sept. 30.
Reporting by David Shepardson
Editing by Chizu Nomiyama
Industry’s first LPDDR5 uMCP to be mass produced and deployed across mid- to high-end smartphones, starting this month
Samsung uMCP combines LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 NAND storage, providing industry’s highest performance, capacity and efficiency to make 5G functionality accessible to many smartphone users
SEOUL, South Korea, Jun 15, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has begun mass producing its latest smartphone memory solution, the LPDDR5 UFS-based multichip package (uMCP). Samsung’s uMCP integrates the fastest LPDDR5 DRAM with the latest UFS 3.1 NAND flash, delivering flagship-level performance to a much broader range of smartphone users.
Samsung LPDDR5 UFS-based multichip package (uMCP) (Photo: Business Wire)
“Samsung’s new LPDDR5 uMCP is built upon our rich legacy of memory advancements and packaging know-how, enabling consumers to enjoy uninterrupted streaming, gaming and mixed reality experiences even in lower-tier devices,” said Young-soo Sohn, vice president of the Memory Product Planning Team at Samsung Electronics. “As 5G-compatible devices become more mainstream, we anticipate that our latest multichip package innovation will accelerate the market transition to 5G and beyond, and help to bring the metaverse into our everyday lives a lot faster.”
Based on the latest mobile DRAM and NAND interfaces, Samsung’s uMCP can deliver lightning-fast speed and high storage capacity at very low power. This combination will allow more consumers to immerse themselves in numerous 5G applications that were previously only available on premium flagship models, including advanced photography, graphics-intensive gaming and augmented reality (AR). Such flagship-level capabilities are made possible by a nearly 50% improvement in DRAM performance, from 17 gigabytes per second (GB/s) to 25GB/s, and a doubling of NAND flash performance, from 1.5GB/s to 3GB/s, over the previous LPDDR4X-based UFS 2.2 solution.
The new uMCP also helps to maximize space efficiency within a smartphone by integrating DRAM and NAND storage into a single compact package that measures only 11.5mm x 13mm, allowing more space for other features. With DRAM capacities ranging from 6 gigabytes (GB) to 12GB and storage options from 128GB to 512GB, the Samsung uMCP can be easily customized to accommodate the diverse needs of 5G smartphones throughout the mid- and high-end segments.
Samsung has successfully completed compatibility testing of the LPDDR5 uMCP with several global smartphone manufacturers, and expects its uMCP-equipped devices to hit mainstream markets starting this month.
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Report Scope This BCC report is designed to be a helpful business tool to provide a thorough evaluation of the ophthalmic device, diagnostic and surgical market. The geographical scope is worldwide, with an emphasis on major markets such as the United States.
This report identifies products by type and, where applicable, disease.
Within the global market of ophthalmic devices, diagnostics and surgical equipment, three general areas are identified, with appropriate subsegments discussed. These include – – Ophthalmic diagnostic market. – Ophthalmic imaging equipment. – Fundus cameras and optic nerve imaging equipment. – Digital refractive measurement equipment. – Other imaging/digital equipment. – Ophthalmic non-imaging exam diagnostics/equipment. – Ophthalmoscopes and routine exam equipment. – Other exam equipment (i.e., slit lamps, tonometers). – Contact lens market. – Spherical lenses. – Toric lenses. – Multifocal lenses. – Gas permeable, cosmetic-only and shaping lenses. – Ophthalmic surgical market. – Cataract, vitreoretinal and other. – IOLs. – Cataract consumables. – Ophthalmic viscoelastic device (OVD). – Femtosecond laser equipment. – Phacoemulsification equipment. – Cataract others. – Refractive. – Refractive lasers. – IOLs and phakic IOLs. – Other products.
Report Includes – 186 data tables and 12 additional tables – An updated review of the global market for ophthalmic devices, diagnostics and surgical equipment – Analyses of the global market trends, with data from 2018-2020, estimates for 2021 and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2026 – Estimation of current market size and potential growth forecast for ophthalmic devices, diagnostics and surgical equipment market, and corresponding market share analysis by product type, end user, application and geographic region – Discussion of market opportunities for ophthalmic diagnostics, clinical applications, industry structure, regulatory scenario, and penetration of technologies within the medical devices industry – Highlights of key market dynamics, trends, opportunities, and factors influencing the demand within global ophthalmic market and its sub-segments – In-depth analysis for each of the market segments based on the product type such as contact lens, ophthalmic surgical, and ophthalmic diagnostic devices at the regional and country level – Coverage of country specific data and analysis for the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Japan, China, India, South Korea and Australia within the regional segment – Review of challenges and market deterrents that need to be addressed in the global market to achieve fiscal success – Assessment of the key market players and their product portfolios, recent developments, and areas of application in ophthalmic devices, diagnostics and surgical equipment – Descriptive company profiles of the market leading participants, including Alcon AG, Bausch + Lomb Inc., Carl Zeiss AG, CooperVision Inc., EssilorLuxottica, Hoya Corp., and Seiko Opticals
Summary This BCC report, “Ophthalmic Devices, Diagnostics, and Surgical Equipment: Global Markets,” estimates the global market at $REDACTED in 2026, up from $REDACTED in 2020, an increase of nearly $REDACTED over the forecast period and a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of REDACTED% from 2021 to 2026. An aging population is a significant driver in the growth of the market, boosting sales for products directed at eye-related diseases and emphasizing early intervention through diagnosis and treatments.
The global population will continue to grow and age; older people will comprise REDACTED% to REDACTED% of each region’s total population by 2020. This suggests a steady market path for ophthalmic diagnostics, devices and surgical equipment throughout the next several decades.
Three general areas are discussed in this report: diagnostics, contact lenses and surgical equipment. – Diagnostic equipment includes imaging equipment, digital equipment and non-imaging equipment, among other products. Diagnostics provide services in the areas of glaucoma, cataracts and refractive procedures, which account for $REDACTED in 2021, REDACTED% of total ophthalmic sales. – Contact lenses include both functional and cosmetic lenses. Products in this segment address the needs of myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia. Contact lenses generated $REDACTED in revenues worldwide, accounting for almost REDACTED% of the market in 2021. – Surgical equipment includes ophthalmic lasers, phacoemulsification equipment, intraocular lenses (IOLs), other specialized lasers, shunts, other drainage devices and other related products. These products generated a market worth $REDACTED in 2021, accounting for nearly REDACTED% of the total market.
Several significant trends continue to influence this market. Trends covered in this report include the following – – Government regulation for medical devices. – FDA and LASIK eye surgery. – Ophthalmic pharmaceutical and device recalls and label changes. – Government bills and laws related to contact lenses. – Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act. – Refractive surgery prices. – Advertising and marketing expenditures. – Lens simulation center. – Global population demographics. – Eye disease statistics in the United States and worldwide. – Industry acquisitions and mergers.
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CONCORD, NH — The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded federal grants to New Hampshire and eight of its police departments to fight drug trafficking and substance abuse.
In New Hampshire, $1.07 million will be allocated to the state while the police departments will split about $310,000, according to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s office.
Concord will receive $23,151 via the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program while Nashua will get $34,600. Claremont, Derry, Keene, Laconia, Manchester, and Rochester will also receive grants. The state’s money will be used for state law enforcement, criminal justice system initiatives, and substance abuse issues.
“I’m very pleased to announce these critical investments to support New Hampshire’s dedicated law enforcement officers and our state’s criminal justice system,” Shaheen (D-NH) said. “This funding will support initiatives to improve public safety in our communities, support victims of crime, strengthen crime prevention, and much more. Supporting law enforcement and our criminal justice system will continue to be a top priority for me as chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that determines funding for these grant programs.”