We initially wrote this article and pointed out the similarities between this product and Barco’s ClickShare. Silex sent us an email with clarification regarding the two systems’ differences. We’ve included their response in the last section below. SilexPro just announced something they’re calling the SilexPro ClickShow, a wireless BYOD system using, yep, a button. Available in three different configurations, ClickShow solutions allow users in a meeting to connect their device to the presentation screen and share their content.What makes this different from other things on the market? The SilexPro ClickShow has the users connect an HDMI dongle to the standard display port of their laptop, which links wirelessly with the base station. By using an HDMI dongle, users don’t have to download anything. The ClickShow can also use USB for power.For tablet and smartphone users, ClickShow also supports native Apple AirPlay, allowing iOS users to connect devices directly to the base station. SilexPro ClickShow also supports Android devices via an app available from the Google Play store. The ClickShow solution is thus device-agnostic, OS-agnostic and can run on secured laptops with corporate security rules.Here are all the specs.Update: We received a comment from SilexPro about the differences between ClickShow and Barco’s ClickShare. Read it below:Barco has 3 main components in their Clickshare solution:A wireless receiver connected to a display (screen, projector,…) A wireless transmitter button connected to a “processing device having a second display, a memory and an operating system“ (in practice, a PC or laptop) via a USB port. This button has a memory storing an “executable software” that is designed to run on the operating system of the presenter PC An “executable software” (originally stored in the memory of the transmitter button) that is loaded (via the USB port of the transmitter button) and executed on the operating system of the presenter PC, to screen scrape the data from the PC (when triggered by the actuator on the button) and route it all the way via the USB port and the wireless transmitter (embedded in the button) to the wireless receiver where it will be decoded and displayed on the screen in a specific formatThe Barco Clickshare solution mainly relies on the executable software that runs on the OS of the presenter PC to scrape/capture the screen content and send it to the receiver. This means that without this critical piece of software that runs on the operating system of the presenter PC after loading it from the button memory, the Barco solution is useless. This also means that the presenter device should have an operating system able to run the executable software. The Clickshare button connects to the USB port of the presenter PC. The main function of the Barco Clickshare button’s actuator is to send a digital trigger signal via the USB port to the executable software running on the OS of the presenter PC to trigger (start or stop) scrapping screen data and sending it out for transmission. On the other hand, Silex has only 2 main components in their ClickShow solution:A native wireless HDMI receiver connected to a display (screen, projector,…)A native wireless HDMI transmitter button connected to the display port of any device The Silex ClickShow solution, doesn’t rely and doesn’t need any “executable software” to run on the device to which it is connected. In fact the device doesn’t have to be a “processing device having a second display, a memory and an operating system“ like in Barco’s case. It can be a DVD/Blu-ray system, a camera, a document cam, a video feed (HDMI IP decoder), or any imaging device with a standard display port without any operating system or memory. The ClickShow only uses a pair of wireless HDMI transmitter and receiver to carry the video signal of the imaging device on the transmitter side to the display on the receiver side.The Silex ClickShow button is a simple On/Off button with a light indicator that starts and stops the transmitter sending the native Wireless HDMI signal to the receiver. To simplify the comparison between the Barco Clickshare and the Silex ClickShow furthermore:The Silex ClickShow is a pair of standard wireless HDMI transmitter and receiver with ON/OFF button, that doesn’t interfere with the presenter device.The Barco Clickshare is a complex proprietary client-server architecture between an executable software client that loads and runs on the operating system of the presenter PC (thus interfering with the presenter PC and using and sinking its CPU and memory resources) and a server software running on a wireless receiver, via a wireless transmitter coupled with a digital trigger button that communicates with the executable software client via a USB port. We believe that our truly clientless, OS agnostic, device agnostic technology and approach for wireless content sharing and presentations is easier and more flexible than other solutions available today in the market. Furthermore, before introducing and launching our new Clientless wireless presentation solution which is based on Wireless HDMI extenders technology, we consulted and took the advice of some well-known international lawyers, who carefully reviewed and studied the Barco Clickshare Patents 348 and 769 and D’241, as well as all the ex parte re-examination certificates on these patents, and informed us that it is safe to proceed because our technology and approach is completely different from Barco’s technology and approach despite some “usage” similarities, which is completely normal. Take for example tyre manufacturers like Michelin, Goodyear, Intercontinental, Yokohama, and others they all have patents for some of their technologies, despite the fact the all tyres look similar from the outside and do the same job!The ClickShow and the Clickshare approach and technologies are completely different as explained above, despite the fact that these “tyres” look similar and do the same job! Finally, as you know, we also have patents for our Center of Table collaboration solution, and we highly appreciate ethical business and respect others’ rights in protecting their creative technologies and inventions.
I know most of you don’t like math, so I’ll try to explain the formula for tourism success in words.The thing is very simple, but also complex, but these are all charms of tourism. The greatest power of tourism is that it is not an individual industry, but connects various industries vertically and horizontally. And that is the very essence of tourism, which with the arrival of tourists generates tourist consumption, encourages the development of the local economy and raises the quality of the local community.If we know that, then it is quite clear that investing in the development of tourism is an investment, not a cost. Because by creating the motive of arrival, tourist consumption is generated, which encourages the development of the local economy, raises the quality of the local community and the mentioned consumption returns to the city and the system of tourist communities through taxes and tourist tax.So, investing in tourism is not a cost, but an investment.Take, for example, the city of Zagreb, which is today the best continental tourist destination. In the first seven months, Zagreb recorded a growth of 6 percent in arrivals (a total of 571.562 arrivals) and 15 percent in overnight stays (1.066.553 overnight stays) than in the same period last year. By the way, the city of Zagreb has been recording double-digit growth from year to year for the last six years, and this year the millionth overnight stay was the fastest. This success did not come overnight and only because it is the city of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. It is no coincidence that tourists from South Korea discovered Zagreb this year, nor that Advent in Zagreb was recognized as the best Christmas story in Europe this year. Communication to foreign markets, and especially to South Korea, has been going on for six years, while Advent in Zagreb has been developing for years. The success was generated by many years of strategic work of the Zagreb Tourist Board, and these results are just a product of that work.However, here is a little math, but the positive ones because we are talking about a return on investment, ie earnings 🙂What exactly does this mean when we talk about the numbers – in the first seven months of this year, tourist spending of over 131 million Euros was generated. The amount we get when we multiply the number of nights in the first seven months (1.066.553 nights) by the average daily consumption of tourists of 123 Euros, according to the latest market research TOMAS 2012 Zagreb. Thus, investing in tourism is an investment and the investment is multiplied many times through consumption.Now let’s go back to the beginning of the story… To “discover” the magic formula for the successful development of a tourist productQuality content, story, rounded tourist product and excellent performance generate a motive for the arrival of tourists and an excellent and successful tourist story.Simple, isn’t it?Just like when you play the piano you have to play all the notes exactly to have the perfect melody. Guess all the notes exactly and play the tourist Ode to Joy.And don’t forget, tourism is made up of emotions, experiences and stories. Tell stories
Pinterest Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email LinkedIn The researcher examined data from 1,091 participants of the longitudinal Lothian Birth Cohort 1936 study. The participants were given an intelligence test in 1947 at age 11 and were tested repeatedly at 3-year intervals between the ages of 70 and 79.Overall, both fluid intelligence and depressive symptoms tended to worsen between ages 70 and 79 years. However, the researchers found that poorer fluid intelligence predicted subsequent increases in depressive symptoms. Heightened depressive symptoms, on the other hand, did not predict subsequent declines in fluid intelligence.“Age-related decrements in reasoning ability precede multi-year increases in depressive symptoms. This implies that monitoring for cognitive decrements in later adulthood may expedite efforts to reduce associated increases in depression risk,” Aichele told PsyPost.“The next step will be to look more closely at factors (such as training, treatment, and social support) that can mitigate the association between age-related worsening in cognitive function and increasing depression risk.”The study, “Fluid Intelligence Predicts Change in Depressive Symptoms in Later Life: The Lothian Birth Cohort 1936,” was authored by Stephen Aichele, Paolo Ghisletta, Janie Corley, Alison Pattie, Adele M. Taylor, John M. Starr, and Ian J. Deary. People who experience cognitive decline in later life are at a higher risk of experiencing depression, according to new research.The study in the journal Psychological Science examined fluid intelligence, a measure of a person’s adaptive reasoning and problem-solving skills.“Most adults will experience some cognitive declines in later life, and we wanted to know whether this was predictive of increased depression risk. At the same time, we wanted to know whether age-related elevation in depression symptoms (for example, due to bereavement or illness) might adversely affect cognitive function,” said study author Stephen Aichele of the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva. Share
Nigeria reports suspected monkeypox cases tied to UK illnessThe Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said today that six suspected monkeypox cases are associated with one of the recent monkeypox illnesses in England, in a report that noted two new confirmed cases in the same Nigerian state as the suspected cases.”A cluster of six suspected cases with epidemiological linkages to one of the cases in the UK has been identified in Rivers State and is being investigated in collaboration with the State team,” the NCDC said in an update posted Sep 21. “In addition, two new confirmed cases have been recorded in Rivers that are not linked to the cluster described above.”Public Health England confirmed the UK’s first monkeypox case on Sep 7, and a second, unrelated case on Sep 11. Both cases involved men who had been in Nigeria. The NCDC did not specify which UK case might be linked to the six-case Nigerian cluster.With the 2 new confirmed cases, Nigeria has now confirmed 115 monkeypox cases and listed 4 additional illnesses as probable cases since September 2017. Seventeen states have now confirmed cases, with Rivers (34 cases), Bayelsa (20), and Cross River (9) reporting the most. Seven of the infections have proved fatal.So far in 2018 the NCDC has confirmed 37 cases (2 deaths) and listed 1 as probable, in 15 states. The vast majority (79%) of case-patients have been male, and adults aged 21 to 40 have been most affected.Sep 21 NCDC update Sep 20 CIDRAP News story “UK monkeypox case exposed health workers, officials say” Saudi Arabia announces new case of MERSThe Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed one new case of MERS in an epidemiologic report for week 39—this week.A 50-year-old Saudi man from Afif was diagnosed as having MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) and is currently hospitalized, the MOH said. The man’s illness is listed as “primary,” meaning it is unlikely he contracted the virus from another person. The MOH also said he had no contact with camels, a known risk factor for MERS.The new cases appear to have lifted the global MERS-CoV total to 2,255 cases since 2012, at least 798 of them fatal. Sep 24 Saudi MOH report Illinois records first case of Heartland virusThe Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced the state’s first case of the tick-borne Heartland virus on Sep 21.IDPH identified the patient as a resident of Kankakee County but gave no other information regarding the patient’s prognosis. Kankakee is approximately 60 miles south of Chicago.Heartland virus, which is spread by the lone star tick, has been reported in more than 30 Americans in the Midwest and southern United States since it was first identified in 2009 in two Missouri farmers. Heartland presents like other tick-borne diseases and can include fever, rash, chills, and fatigue.”We’ve been seeing much warmer weather than usual for this time of the year, which people have taken advantage of by spending time outside,” said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, MD, JD. “While the weather is still warm, continue to take steps to protect yourself from tick bites.”Most people recover fully from Heartland virus, although there have been cases that resulted in hospitalization and death. There is no cure or vaccine for the virus. Sep 21 IDPH press release PAHO reports more than 6,000 measles cases in AmericasSince the first of the year, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has recorded 6,629 measles cases, including 72 deaths, in 11 countries in North, Central, and South America. The strong majority of cases (4,605, 62 deaths) are from Venezuela, which has been battling a resurgence of the virus since last year. According to PAHO, the national incidence rate is 14.5 per 100,000 population, and the states with the highest incidence rates are Delta Amacuro (208.8 per 100,000 population), the Capital District (125.0), and Amazonas (77.3).Brazil has recorded 1,735 cases, including 10 deaths, in an outbreak that’s spilled over from Venezuela. Strains of measles in that country are identical to those circulating in Venezuela, PAHO said.PAHO said the Brazilian outbreak is ongoing, but cases have decreased recently in Roraima state, one of the epicenters of the outbreak. Children under the age of 4 are the most likely to be infected in this outbreak, PAHO said.The United States has recorded 124 cases this year, and Colombia has confirmed 85. PAHO said all member states should emphasize measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination campaigns to achieve 95% coverage rates, especially among infants. Sep 21 PAHO report
NASCAR is looking for a talented professional to join its Automotive Group in the position of Account Manager based in the new NASCAR Plaza in Charlotte, N.C.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement To find out more about this job opportunity and to apply, click on the link above or see more opportunities from AMN Careers. To learn more about posting a job opening at your company on the AMN Careers page, click here.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.
Caricature by artist Paul Ziomek. https://paulzcreative.com By REBECCA RUTHERFORDLos Alamos Also announced last week, Evites suffered a data breach. Evites is a website where users can create party invites and send them via email. Hackers were able to access an old database containing user data, including full names, countries, emails, IP addresses, and cleartext (unencrypted) passwords from customers. The database was posted for sale on the dark web and contained information for about 10 million users. Better Business Bureau (BBB) Tips: https://www.bbb.org/databreach/ It is important to note that not everyone who had lab work done with these companies will be affected; only patients who did not pay their bill on time would have been passed off to AMCA. What to do if your social security number is stolen: https://www.experian.com/blogs/ask-experian/3-steps-to-take-if-your-social-security-number-has-been-stolen/ 1. First of all, you need to figure out what data was lost. The loss of publicly available data like your name, address, or phone number is less sensitive and probably won’t cause you much trouble. More sensitive data like email addresses, date of birth, and payment-card numbers can lead to increased spam emails, possible fraudulent charges, and some risk of identity theft. The most sensitive information of all would be information like your social security number, passport number, online account passwords, and financial account numbers. This information can be very damaging and lead to identity fraud, hijacking of your online accounts, and fraudulent charges.2. The company may tell you that stolen information was encrypted, but keep in mind this doesn’t mean your data is safe; encryption can be cracked. If your encrypted password is less than ten characters long and/or contains dictionary words, you can consider it lost. Immediately change the passwords on any compromised online accounts. If you reused the compromised password on multiple accounts, be sure to change those as well! Hackers can automate the account compromise process and test possible email and password combos across multiple sites quickly. Do not make their job easy by reusing the same password across multiple websites.3. If your financial information was compromised, contact your bank or credit card immediately and let them know. Professional credit card thieves will try to make multiple purchases on the stolen card as quickly as possible, usually within hours of the theft. If you receive a notification that your financial information was compromised in a data breach, check your statement history and look for any suspicious charges. For most credit cards, you can report a card lost or stolen at any time and only be liable for at most $50 of the charges. Debit cards usually offer less protection; you only have two business days after learning of the fraudulent charges to tell your bank. If you notify them after that you may be liable for up to $500; let 60 days go by, and you could be liable for all charges. Avoid using your debit card for any online transactions.4. Be sure to contact one of the major credit reporting bureaus and ask them to put a fraud alert on your account. Once one credit reporting bureau receives a fraud notification, they are required to alert all the other credit reporting bureaus. Fraud alerts are free and can be renewed every year. You can also request that a credit freeze be placed on your account; no one will be able to run a credit report on you or open an account without your permission.Credit freezes are also free, though they may cause complications if you need to apply for a new credit card, mortgage, or change cellular or cable services.5. Most of the time if you are the victim of a data breach, the company will offer you one or two years of credit or identity monitoring services. Be sure to read the fine print of the offer to check what kind of protection you are getting. There are numerous free and paid services out there that can help! Identity theft service reviews: https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-identity-theft-protection,review-2083.html No medical or insurance data is known to have been exposed as a result of this breach. Data compromised likely included name, contact information, credit card or bank information, and for Quest customers, may have included Social Security numbers. Some customers may also have had their date of birth exposed, though that has not been confirmed. Data breaches … they happen all the time, right? It can be easy to ignore them, but it’s important to pay attention when these show up in the news, or you could end up with fraudulent charges, your identity stolen, or worse. Additional Resources: In today’s connected world, data breaches are becoming an everyday occurrence. Pay attention, don’t ignore any notification that you were affected by a breach, and make sure that you take steps to protect yourself in the event you are a victim! Last week the American Medical Collections Agency (AMCA) revealed it was the victim of hackers who had unauthorized access to their system from August of 2018 until March of 2019. Over 20 million LabCorp, Quest, and OpkoHealth patients who had been placed into collections with this company had their personal and financial data exposed. These three companies are the only ones known to be affected by the AMCA data breach at this time, but that could change as the investigation into the breach of the company’s servers continues. What should you do if you get a notification that you were affected by a data breach? Editor’s note: Becky Rutherford works in information technology at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Perry Gershon, an East Hampton businessman and entrepreneur, has won the right to challenge incumbent Republican U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin in November’s general election.Gershon bested a field of four other hopefuls in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 26, winning 35.5 percent of the vote to hold off Kate M. Browning, a former Suffolk County legislator, who had been endorsed by many in the Democratic establishment, and received just over 30 percent of the vote.“Tonight’s victory shows Suffolk County is energized and ready for change,” Gershon said in a release. “A year ago, I decided to run for Congress because I was fed up with career politicians, like our own congressman, Lee Zeldin, who put special interests and partisan politics ahead of people.”Gershon received 7226 votes, while Browning received 6159 votes. Vivian M. Viloria-Fisher, herself a former Suffolk County legislator, came in third place with 3314 votes, or 16.3 percent. David Pechefsky received 2425 votes, or 11.9 percent, and Elaine Di Masi received 1207 votes, or nearly 6 percent of the total to round out the field.Results were obtained from the Suffolk County Board of Elections website and are not official.With the primary behind him, Gershon said he would focus in the general election on a number of issues from health care to the economy that are important to Long Islanders.“Americans want better health care,” he said. “They have a need and a desire for universal health care coverage.”He acknowledged that with President Donald Trump in office for two more years, passage of universal health care will not be possible, but he insisted that Democrats have to “play both long ball and short ball” by protecting the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, from being gutted by Republicans for the time being until they can win back a majority.The candidate said he would also campaign on the environment. “Climate change is real and it is affecting us here on Long Island,” he said, adding that Long Islanders are also worried about the quality of their drinking water.Gershon said he would also work to provide more good jobs for people in the 1st Congressional District, saying that one area that he agrees with President Trump is on the need to rebuild American infrastructure.But he said the Republican tax cuts will likely lead to rising deficits, which will make it difficult to find the funding for infrastructure projects. While he said it is unlikely the tax legislation will be reduced any time soon, he stressed that it is imperative that the caps on state and real estate taxes adopted with the tax overhaul need to be eliminated because they are having a negative impact on Long Island residents.Zeldin, who has been waiting in the wings for the Democrats to nominate a candidate, wasted little time in firing off a broadside.“Congrats to Park Avenue Perry on buying his way into a general election. It’s amazing that the Democratic Party was so desperate that they nominated a liberal Manhattan Democrat who has never even voted here in a November election for Congress,” said a release issued by his campaign. “After a primary where he continuously preached about his desire to make Nancy Pelosi the next Speaker of the House, made the disgusting comparison of President Trump’s rallies to Hitler rallies, pathologically lied about Congressman Zeldin’s policy positions, defended high taxes, and took many other out of touch, far left positions, Park Avenue Perry proved how unrepresentative to us he would be as a representative.”“I find it interesting that the first thing Zeldin did was an all-out attack on me,” Gershon said of the Zeldin campaign’s press release. “That’s is not the type of behavior that is typical of a confident incumbent.”Gershon said Democratic turnout in the primary was 75 percent higher than it was two years ago when Anna Throne-Holst squeaked by Dave Calone to win the Democratic nomination, only to be trounced by Zeldin in the general election. This year, Gershon said he expected a close race. “Democratic turnout in the general election is going to be very strong,” he email@example.com Share
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Subsea World News Staff , December 15, 2013 1. DCN Divers Rescue Survivor from Jascon 4 (Nigeria)On Sunday 26 May, the tugboat Jascon 4 ran into difficulties whilst engaged in static towing operations, capsized and sank with a crew of 12 on board.2. Bibby Remote Intervention Expands ROV FleetBibby Remote Intervention Limited (BRIL) has secured a multi-million pound contract with Olympic Shipping to install two 150 horse-power deep water Quasar ROVs onboard the construction support vessel (CSV), Olympic Ares.3. Technip Installs Sonardyne’s Technology on Its G1200 VesselA new acoustic positioning technique to improve the quality and accuracy of pipeline touchdown monitoring has been successfully utilised by leading project management, engineering and construction company Technip.4. Proserv Moves to New Facility (UK)Global-leading energy technology services company Proserv has more than trebled the size and capacity of its Aberdeenshire headquarters after relocating to new and larger state-of-the-art premises in the region to support the company’s exceptional international business growth.5. Cortez Subsea Secures Pipeline Inspection Contract (Ghana)Rapidly-growing subsea services and technology products’ company Cortez Subsea has secured its first contract win in Ghana for pipeline inspection work worth $1m.Related:Top News of the Week of Dec 02 – Dec 08, 2013Top News of the Week of Nov 25 – Dec 01, 2013
The New England District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recently awarded a contract to dredge the channel and anchorage of the Royal River Federal navigation project (FNP) in Yarmouth, Maine.Dredging operations have been revised to commence on October 20, 2014 and will be completed by April 1, 2015. The dredged sediments will be placed at the Portland Disposal Site located approximately 15 Nautical Miles from the mouth of the Royal River FNP.Included with this notice is a revised map specifying the Haul Route to be used by the dredging contractor transiting to and from the dredged material placement site.The map is revised from previous versions to avoid shoals and obstructions along the haul route. The revision to the haul route reflects one moved waypoint at the south end of Broad Sound (slightly to the south and east) and has added one waypoint east of East Cod Ledge in Casco Bay.All fishing gear must be removed from 200 feet either side of the specified haul route centerline to avoid damage to or loss of fishing gear due to dredged material disposal operations.[mappress mapid=”18936″]Press Release