Edmunds compares the Honda CRV and Toyota RAV4

Two of the bestselling small SUVs on the market today are the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. The CR-V is currently Edmunds’ top-ranked small SUV. The Toyota RAV4, meanwhile, is redesigned for 2019 with new looks and new technology features. Both offer a comfortable ride quality, lots of available options and impressive fuel economy. But which one will be the better choice for you? We compare them to find out.COMFORTOn the highway and in the city, the Honda CR-V scores high for ride quality. It drives over bumps and potholes smoothly, yet it is still composed when going around turns. The CR-V’s seats, in both the front and the back, have comfortable cushions and adequate lumbar support. You can do long road trips in a CR-V, no problem.The RAV4 is impressive in the comfort category, too. But there are some drawbacks. Depending on the size of the driver, the seats can become pretty uncomfortable after a few hours. The ride quality is good with the RAV4 as well, but the Honda is a bit smoother over broken city streets.ROOMINESSThe CR-V and the RAV4 are very similar when it comes to exterior and interior dimensions. There isn’t a clear winner here, but the Honda’s interior has more movable, slidable and clever storage solutions for your small personal items. Folding down the rear seats provides up to 75.8 cubic feet in the CR-V and 69.8 cubic feet in the RAV4.Headroom and legroom in both vehicles are impressive. The CR-V and the RAV4 can fit four adults without issues. And in a bind, a fifth can even be squeezed into the centre backseat position without much compromise.FUEL ECONOMY AND POWERThe CR-V has two available engines: a base 2.4-litre non-turbocharged four-cylinder (184 horsepower) or a turbocharged 1.5-litre engine (190 horsepower). We prefer the turbocharged engine for its higher fuel economy and improved acceleration. With front-wheel drive, the 2.4-litre CR-V engine is rated at 28 mpg combined (26 city/32 highway). The turbocharged engine gets 30 mpg combined (28 city/34 highway).All RAV4s use a non-turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder with 203 horsepower. It’s more powerful than either of the CR-V engines, but real-world acceleration is a bit slower than the CR-V with its turbocharged engine. The front-wheel-drive RAV4’s EPA-estimated fuel economy is 30 mpg combined (26 city/35 highway).There is something the RAV4 has that the CR-V does not: a hybrid variant. The RAV4 Hybrid costs more but offers more power and dramatically improved fuel efficiency at an EPA-estimated 39 mpg combined (41 city/37 highway). It also comes standard with all-wheel drive.FEATURESBoth vehicles are well-equipped with much of the modern technology you’d expect. The materials quality and construction, especially on higher trim levels, are more upscale in the CR-V.As for infotainment, Apple CarPlay is standard in the RAV4. You have to upgrade to the CR-V EX (just above the base LX trim level) for CarPlay compatibility. The EX, however, offers Android Auto connectivity as well, which is a feature that isn’t available on the RAV4 at any trim level.For safety, both cars feature all of the latest driver aids, including adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking. On the RAV4, those features are standard on all trim levels. On the CR-V, only the EX trim and above get them as standard.PRICINGHow much do you have to pay for all this? A base RAV4 LE with the features listed above has an MSRP of $26,595, while a bare-bones Honda CR-V LX is $25,935. (Both prices include the destination fee.) And at the top of their respective ranges, it’s a similar story, with a RAV4 Limited priced at $35,995 and a CR-V Touring ? both with all-wheel drive ? at $35,195.EDMUNDS SAYS: The Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 are excellent choices for a small SUV. They are both comfortable, quiet and reasonably priced. The Honda edges out the Toyota in several categories, ultimately making the CR-V our choice between the two. But the RAV4 Hybrid might win you over if fuel economy is a priority.___Travis Langness is a reviews editor at Edmunds. Twitter: @travislangness. This story was provided to The Associated Press by the automotive website Edmunds.Related links:— Edmunds: 2019 Honda CR-V Review https://edmu.in/2CmhpfA— Edmunds: 2019 Toyota RAV4 Review https://edmu.in/2suTE0a— Edmunds Article: 2019 Toyota RAV4 Ultimate Test Drive https://edmu.in/2Egqo4r— Edmunds Video: 2019 Toyota RAV4 Ultimate Test Drive https://bit.ly/2RFPCRGTravis Langness, The Associated Press read more

Improper 911 calls bugging police

Calls to  911 for what are clearly non-emergency situations continue to bug Norfolk OPP.A Simcoe man called 911 looking for police assistance after he saw some bugs inside of his home in the early morning hours on Monday.Accidental calls or abuse of 911 could result in the slower response to a real emergency, risking the safety of people who may need urgent help.“The OPP is urging all Norfolk County residents to use 911 when there is an emergency,” Norfolk OPP Inspector Joseph Varga said in a media release.However, for non-emergency calls, residents need to call police at 1-888-310-1122.

Turkish global childrens festival fosters mutual respect and tolerance – Annan

“By bringing people together, by celebrating the diversity of their talents and identities, and by doing so in a spirit of friendship, peace and solidarity, this festival faithfully reflects the ideals of the United Nations,” Mr. Annan said in the message to the 25th International Children’s Festival, delivered on his behalf by Jakob Simonsen, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Coordinator.The Turkish Radio and Television Corporation started the children’s festival in 1979 when it began inviting children from around the world to Turkey in an effort to promote mutual understanding of different cultures.“Such efforts are valuable at any age, but especially so for children. Exposed to each others’ cultures early in life, they are more likely to develop the mutual respect and tolerance that are so important in an age of interdependence among peoples and nations,” the Secretary-General stated.Two years ago, the Secretary-General’s wife, Nane, participated in the launch of the “Say yes for Children” campaign in Turkey, part of that year’s celebration in Istanbul of International Children’s Day. read more

Playing the bagpipes daily could be fatal warn doctors

first_imgThere have been other reported cases of hypersensitivity pneumonitis, arising in trombone and saxophone players, say the doctors.In 2013, bagpiper John Shone spent four weeks in hospital with pneumonia brought on by a fungus which colonised inside his instrument which he had neglected to clean for 18 months.The doctors warn that any type of wind instrument could be contaminated with yeasts and moulds, making players susceptible to the risk of hypersensitivity pneumonitis.Although there is no official guidance on the optimal hygiene regime, cleaning instruments immediately after use and allowing them to drip dry could theoretically curb the risk of microbe growth, they suggest.But bagpipers claim the risk is minimal and say more cases would have come to light if it was a common problem. Penicillin was found to be growing in the bagpipe bag  Ian Clabburn, chairman of The Bagpipe Society, said: “This type of story – infections from bagpipe bags – comes up from time to time, but this is the first report I have come across that identifies potential culprits. “There are huge numbers of highland pipers in the world, many in organisations such as the military, which may have noticed a correlated trend in lung disease over the last 150 years. I am not aware of any such being recorded.“The blowpipe is fitted with a non-return valve, which although not perfect, should minimise back infection. “Bagpipe bags are usually leather and therefore porous.  This lets moisture out, so the bag will dry unless it is stored badly.“Most modern bagpipes are also treated with a seasoning which makes the bag airtight but also often contains an antifungal agent.”The research was published in the journal Thorax. When the unnamed man was first diagnosed in 2009 doctors were puzzled by his condition because he was not a pigeon fancier, his house contained no mould or signs of water damage and he had never smoked.However, he played the bagpipes daily, and when his condition improved when he left his pipes at home during a three-month visit to Australia doctors believed they had found the cause.Samples were taken from several areas inside the bagpipes, including the bag, the neck, and the chanter reed protector and were found to contain six types of mould and fungi.It is thought the that the moist conditions inside the bag allowed mould and fungi to grow, which was then inhaled by the man who experienced breathlessness and eventually could not walk more than 20 yards. Despite treatment, the man died recently and a post mortem examination revealed extensive lung damage consistent with acute respiratory distress syndrome including lung tissue scarring.“This is the first case report identifying fungal exposure, from a bagpipe player, as a potential trigger for the development of hypersensitivity pneumonitis,” said Dr Jenny King, of Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester.“Many of the isolated fungi in this case have previously been implicated in the development of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Playing the bagpipes could be deadly, scientists have warned, after a man died from continually breathing in mould and fungus trapped in the instrument.Doctors in Manchester have identified the condition “bagpipe lung” following the death of a 61-year-old man from chronic inflammatory lung condition hypersensitivity pneumonitis.The condition is triggered by the immune system’s response to an inhaled environmental irritants and is often associated with exposure to feathers and bird droppings. “The moist environment of bagpipes promotes yeast and mould contamination, thereby making the chronic inhalation of offending antigens a likely trigger.“The clinical history of daily bagpipe playing, coupled with marked symptomatic improvement when this exposure was removed, and the identification of multiple potential precipitating antigens isolated from the bagpipes, make this the likely cause.”center_img Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is normally associated with pigeon fanciers  Mould was found to be growing in the bagpipe bag  Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is normally associated with pigeon fanciers  The moist environment of bagpipes promotes yeast and mould contamination, thereby making the chronic inhalation of offending antigens a likely triggerDr Jenny King Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Volleyball with bunting Sports adapted for elderly to improve health

first_imgMike Diaper, Executive Director at Sport England said: “Being active is one of the most important things people can do to maintain health and wellbeing as they age.”Peter Hart, CEO of British Orienteering added: “This is the first time we have adapted many of our introductory activities to work with inactive older adults.“It’s my belief that orienteering can offer older adults a fantastic mix of physical and mental exercise by adapting the challenge to suit their abilities.” British Weightlifting has adapted its training to suit older people  British Weightlifting has adapted its training to suit older people  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Although the changes may appear infantilising, they have been greeted with enthusiasm by older people. Reenie Boot, 93, of Welwyn Garden City, said:“I absolutely loved it, so much fun and can’t wait for next time to get moving and laughing”Sport England, which recently launched its Active Ageing fund to tackle inactivity in the over 55s said it was important to keep fit later in life to prevent illness. It is hoped the new sessions boost health and prevent loneliness center_img It is hoped the new sessions boost health and prevent loneliness Credit:Jane Russell  Oomph! Wellness, the group behind the project, is now in talks with other national governing bodies to make more sports available to the elderly. Old age is often described as a second childhood, and now sports bodies are tapping into that sense of playfulness in later life to encourage more elderly people to exercise.Although activities like volleyball and weightlifting may not seem obvious hobbies for pensioners, sports groups have rewritten their rules to get more older people involved.In a project funded by Sport England, Volleyball England is now running classes where older people can play from their armchairs, using an inflatable ball, and nets made from bunting.Likewise British Orienteering has altered its trails, so that they pass local landmarks or post boxes, to allow the elderly to take part without venturing too far afield.British Weightlifting is also running modified sessions where pensioners are encouraged to lift water bottles and foam bars to keep up their strength. The project is also hoping to tackle loneliness in the elderly. According to the Campaign To End Loneliness, around 17 per cent of older people see friends, family and neighbours less than once a week, while one in 10 go for a month at a time without seeing any loved ones.A recent survey by the charity found that for two fifths of older people, around 3.9 million, view the television as their main source of company.Gillian Harrison, Technical and Talent Coordinator at Volleyball England commented: “We are always keen for people to join the volleyball family because we know that everyone can get involved and benefit socially and physically – volleyball is the sport for everybody.“Sitting Volleyball is one of the disciplines of volleyball which is already popular and a great chance for players with and without a disability to play together.”last_img read more

Besiktas MOGAZ win Turkish Super Cup

The Turkish Super Cup trophy is in hands of Besiktas MOGAZ players! The most dominant side in the Turkish handball beat Merzifon 36:33 (19:16) in the Super Cup clash on Wednesday to open the season in the best possible style. The seven times in a row Turkish champions warming up for the big challenges in the VELUX EHF Champions League Group B…Beşiktaş Mogaz: 36 – Merzifon Belediyesi Hentbol Spor Kulübü: 33Beşiktaş Mogaz: Kocic (İbrahim Demir), Pribak 4, Dacevic 2, Nincevic 10, Djukic 6, Ramazan Döne 7, Rasic 1, Tolga Özbahar 5, Buljubasic 1, Ömer Ozan Arifoğlu, Volkan Çalışkan, Uğur ÇobanMerzifon Belediyesi Hentbol Spor Kulübü: Yağız Öksüzcük (Ragıp Demirman), Taner Öymen 10, Arapovic 3, Okan Yalçıner, Ali Canikli 4, Cavit Eyövge 7, Manjic 1, Berk Özköktem 2, Orhan Akgül 2, Djordjevic 4,Source: THF, Tarik Girgin Hentbol Gazete ← Previous Story FC Barcelona win Spanish Super Cup Next Story → Average Kiel for fans head-ache before trip to Flensburg! BESIKTAS MOGAZ read more

Peter Aiken on way to US for Garth Brooks crisis talks

first_imgCONCERT PROMOTER PETER Aiken is said to be on the way to the US to meet Garth Brooks to try and bring a conclusion to the ongoing concert drama.Labour Relations Commission chief executive Kieran Mulvey told Newstalk this morning that Aiken was on the way after emails and phone calls between the promoter and the country singer failed to lead to a solution.At the weekend, Aiken had said he hoped an answer to the situation would be found by today, but so far no solution has been forthcoming.Last night, Dublin City Councillors voted in favour of all concerts going ahead. However, an event licence decision made under the Planning & Development Act cannot be amended or appealed.The council said it hopes that Brooks will avail of the licence granted and play the three shows he has permission for.Legal actionAnother twist in the tale came today when a resident living in the Croke Park vicinity instructed Fay and Company solicitors to begin legal proceedings against Aiken Promotions and Croke Park stadium.A spokesperson for the resident said that this was because the concerts were “arranged without any prior consultation” and that “they would greatly interfere with this person and the local community’s quality of life including their privacy and property rights”.The Sunday Times reported last week that there were alleged fake planning objections to the Garth Brooks gigs.Today, the Irish Daily Mail said it has “proved conclusively” that identities of residents were used on fake letters to Dublin City Council, and that detectives are investigating.Read: Aiken: ‘The complete misrepresentation of Garth Brooks is scandalous’>Read: ‘The Garth Brooks ship leaves tonight’, but city manager won’t budge on licensing decision.last_img read more

IEC Chairman Urges Journalists to Uphold Professional Standards Media Ethics

first_imgBy Amie SannehIn the run up to December 1 Presidential poll, the Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has called on journalists to uphold professional standards and media ethics.“Journalists are expected to report fairly on all candidates or parties whilst upholding professional standards and media ethics,” said IEC Chairman Alieu Momar Njie.The IEC Chairman was speaking yesterday, 26 September, while opening a day long sensitization for the media and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on their respective roles and responsibilities during the electoral campaign. The training was held at the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) hall.He said the IEC is committed to promoting and conducting free and fair elections based on democratic principles and practices.According to the IEC Chairman, election is often regarded as a complex process requiring the participation of a multitude of players such as election and government officials, local authorities, security officials, civil society and the media amongst others.“Voter participation is greatly influenced by the quantity and quality of electoral information voters have been given access to. This makes the media a very important vehicle through which voters are given the opportunity to make informed choices,” he said.The IEC Chairman noted that the freedom, responsibility and limitations of the media are guaranteed in the 1997 constitution of the Republic of the Gambia under sections 207, 208 and 209 respectively. He added that the IEC media rules on election reporting also provides some guidelines to journalists in helping them fulfill professional standards such as accuracy, impartiality and responsibility.He expressed hope that the training will equip participants with the necessary tools in conforming to high professional standards in election reporting.For the CSOs, the IEC Chairman stated that they play crucial role in citizen sensitization or awareness creation and conflict prevention.  This training, he went on will also provide them with the desired tools to effectively execute their roles in contributing to the success of the electoral process. He therefore called on their participation in making the Presidential election a success.Commissioner Isatou Jallow Ndure from the IEC described election as the business of all and everyone has a specific role to play. The media, according to her, has a crucial role to play in fostering and upholding democratic society.Mrs. Jallow Ndure noted that the media can perform three fundamental functions throughout the electoral cycle, ”they can relay the message of political parties and candidates, they can monitor and supervise the electoral process and they provide voters with information about the candidates.”Commissioner Jallow Ndure said they are looking forward to a free and fair election thus the need for IEC to sensitize stakeholders on the electoral process. In order for journalists to be able to offer credible information to the general public, they need adequate knowledge of electoral laws and processes, she said.“Journalists also have the responsibility to give access to and report the activities of the EMPs, parties and candidates fairly and accurately,” she added.Commissioner Jallow Ndure called on the media to at all times avoid publications which may incite violence or cause harm to political stability. She also urged the media to remain committed to providing professional, independent and factual coverage and promote positive public education and dialogue during the electoral period.The IEC will also be conducting trainings for the political parties and members of the security today and tomorrow respectively at the NaNA Conference hall.last_img read more

Be Needle Aware As You Participate In Spring CleanUp Activities

first_imgIf you find any suspicious items in one of the local parks, notify a park attendant immediately or the local Police Department and an officer will respond. Senator Peter Micciche: “As you clean up winter trash, please be needle safe and explain to your kids. I hate posting this, but until we get a handle on addiction and put traffickers away for decades, this will be our reality.” Homer Police Chief Mark Robl: “If you’re unsure about how to collect syringes safely and transport them please contact the police station. We would be more than happy to come out and pick them up for you.”  Authorities say joggers, dog-walkers and general passerby should be aware especially on local beaches and parks. Residents are reminded that if  you come across drug paraphernalia, do not touch these items due to health risks.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The annual spring cleanup season is in full swing on the Kenai Peninsula. According to participants, the melting snow and ice is exposing items which have been hidden through the winter. Some of those items include discarded needles, and other drug paraphernalia. Robl advises people to use caution when finding needles because used syringes carry the risk of spreading communicable diseases like hepatitis and HIV: “We would urge that people who find syringes be very careful with them. It is very easy to have an unintended needle stick which could have some serious health consequences.” last_img read more

ONC Cancels Cultural and Social Harvest

first_imgThe social and cultural harvest of king salmon for Bethel and a subsequent community dinner have been cancelled.The events are sponsored by Bethel’s tribe, Orutsararmiut Native Council, and supported by the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation.This year, directed king salmon fishing is prohibited on the Kuskokwim River due to low returns. But Federal Managers have authorized 32 villages along the Kuskokwim and coastal areas to participate in the special harvest of less than 1,000 king salmon.Under the system tribal councils administer the permit.  Zack Brink, ONC Executive Director, says the harvest and dinner were cancelled because a key staff member has had an unforeseen circumstance that has taken them away from Bethel.The community dinner was set for June 20th. ONC was allowed to harvest up to 100 king salmon.  It’s unclear whether ONC will reschedule their social and cultural harvest and dinner.Some tribes are refusing to participate in the social and cultural harvest because they say they’re not allowed to harvest what they need.The special permits allows for fishing, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 9pm and expires on June 30, or when the quota for the village is met.last_img read more

Marks Spencer plans to shut stores in Britain France and China

first_imgBritish retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) could trim its operations not only in its domestic market Britain but also close down stores abroad, especially in France and China. The proposed move is prompted by a drop in its clothing business. The retailer has 468 international stores and 914 in Britain.  M&S chief executive Steve Rowe is likely to announce next Tuesday plans to “rationalise international operations” and utilisation of those stores in Britain that are likely to be shut, Reuters reported.The agency cited analysts to say that the retailer’s stores in Western Europe, including France, and China are likely to be closed down as part of the exercise to trim expansion undertaken by Rowe’s predecessor.The company’s website says that it has 82,904 employees and had a turnover of £10.4 billion in the financial year ended March 26 2016. International revenues contributed about £1.1 billion. In the home market, £5.4 billion came from food business while clothing and home segment accounted for £3.9 billion.The retailer is expected to report a 3.9 percent drop in Q2 (ending October 1) sales in its clothing and homeware business YoY, Reuters said, citing forecast by eight analysts.The Telegraph reported that M&S has been hit by online sales as well as lukewarm response to its womenswear collection. The retailer’s pre-tax profits are likely to come at £216 million.M&S entered India in 2001 and formed a joint venture with Reliance Retail called Marks & Spencer Reliance India in April 2008, around the time it opened its first store in China. The retailer has 58 stores currently in India.last_img read more

Fort Bend County DAs Office Fires 15 As Middleton Succeeds Healey

first_img Listen Courtesy of the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s OfficeFort Bend County’s new district attorney has fired 15 staffers. The move comes as Democrat Brian Middleton reshapes the office, following 26 years under Republican DA John Healey.Those let go include 11 of the county’s 70-plus prosecutors, along with two investigators and two other staffers.“We conducted a thorough review of the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office staff with one objective,” said First Assistant District Attorney Ibraheem Khawaja. “And that’s finding the attorneys and staff that will help bring Brian [Middleton] and his administration about the criminal justice reforms that he promised the voters. The process began with all positions being required to reapply for employment at the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office.”The DA’s office notified the 15 staffers last Friday that they were out of a job. Khawaja says the office will announce their replacements soon. X 00:00 /00:42 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

N 24Parganas conducts massive antidengue drive

first_imgKolkata: With the advent of monsoon in the state, North 24-Parganas district administration has taken up massive anti-dengue drive as precautionary measures.All the municipalities and Panchayat functionaries have been instructed to undertake various campaigns to combat dengue and other mosquitoes-borne diseases.The district administration will organise awareness campaigns and urge people to ensure that there is no empty cups, broken furniture and other used materials are kept on the rooftop or in nearby areas. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSimilarly, the authorities of schools and other educational institutions, central and state government offices will be asked to clear the roofs regularly.According to a senior administrative official, the officer in charge of different police stations will be requested to ensure that there is no accumulation of water on the seized goods like vehicles that have met with road accidents. The district administrative officials will take report in the implementation of anti larvae drive. According to senior health official in the district, the accumulated water in empty plastic cups, containers and broken furniture are the potential breeding ground for mosquitoes. The district administration has asked all the Panchayats officials and municipalities to spread awareness among people through leaflets. The district administration is also seeking co-operation from them. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe municipalities have been asked to keep rapid action teams so that they can quickly go to the places, where suspected cases are reported from.The health workers under various municipalities have been asked to visit individual houses and housing complexes to examine the overhead tanks and underground reservoirs.The owners of individual houses and secretary in case of housing cooperatives will be asked to take up the issue immediately, if the reservoirs are not covered properly. According to the district administration, if anybody fails to comply, the municipalities will issue show cause notice. The municipalities have been instructed to maintain cleanliness and remove garbage from time to time. Municipality authorities will supervise the anti dengue driver.All the municipality and Panchayats have been asked to sprinkle various anti-mosquito oil in the drains and spread other insecticides in the areas, which are breeding grounds of mosquito borne diseases.last_img read more

Why bereavement can lead to a broken heart

first_imgWhile loss of a loved one or breakdown of a relationship is often linked to a “broken heart”, not much is known why such emotional trauma could make someone physically ill. New research suggests that the body’s own immune response could play a key role in the condition. Symptoms of broken heart syndrome include shortness of breath and chest pain and as such it is often mistaken for a heart attack. However, unlike in a heart attack, patients do not suffer from a blockage of the arteries that supply the heart with blood. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe cause of broken heart syndrome is not clearly understood but often is a result of intense emotional or physical trauma, which is thought to induce a strong response that affects the heart tissue. “We found that broken heart syndrome triggers a storm in the immune system which results in acute inflammation in the heart muscle. The heart muscle then spills inflammatory signals that are circulating throughout the body,” said lead researcher Dana Dawson, Professor at University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThere is currently no treatment for broken heart syndrome, or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. The new study, published in the journal Circulation, suggests that drugs that target inflammation could offer hope of fixing broken hearts. In the study, 55 patients with acute Takotsubo cardiomyopathy were recruited from five Scottish cardiac centres. Using sophisticated MRI techniques, the researchers found that the inflammatory immune response in the hearts of those with broken heart syndrome was heightened compared to healthy volunteers. This study also showed that signs of inflammation were still found five months later, albeit at a much lesser level. “Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a serious stress-induced condition which affects mainly women and can cause long-lasting damage and scarring to the heart muscle. Surprisingly, there are still large gaps in our knowledge of its underlying biology,” said Professor Metin Avkiran, Associate Medical Director at the British Heart Foundation which funded the study. “The discovery that it is accompanied by inflammation within the heart and in the rest of the body is an important step forward,” Avkiran said. “We now need further research to understand if inflammation causes Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and determine if drugs that target inflammation could be the key to fixing broken hearts,” Avkiran said.last_img read more

Google is shutting down the classic Google Tasks web interface

first_imgGoogle is shutting down the classic Google Tasks web interface by Martin Brinkmann on February 06, 2019 in Google – 45 commentsAnyone using the classic Google Tasks web interface? Google informs users who open Google Tasks using a web browser that the classic version is going away.Google does not mention a specific shutdown date but “soon” suggests that the shutting down will probably happen in the near future and not in years.Google Tasks itself is not going away, on the other hand. Users who use Tasks may still use it in one of the following ways:Gmail: Gmail users can open the Gmail web interface and select Tasks on the right-hand side (underneath Calendar and Keep) to open the interface.Calendar: The standalone web version of Google Calendar supports tasks as well. Just open Calendar and select Tasks on the right side to open the interface.Mobile devices: The Google Tasks application for Android or iOS remains available. Users may install the app on their devices to continue using Tasks.Google does not reveal why it is closing down the classic standalone web version of Task. The most likely explanation is a lack of use; most Tasks users probably use it through Gmail or Calendar, and not through the standalone version.Lack of use could still mean that it is used by quite a few users considering that Google’s definition of lack of use is different to the definition that smaller Internet companies may have.Good news is that Tasks is not going away completely and that Google Tasks users can continue to access their tasks on Gmail or Calendar (or the mobile apps); at least for now.Google is in a termination spree currently; the company plans to shut down Google+ in April for consumers, the classic Hangouts, the Google URL shortener, and the messaging app Allo.Windows users who need Task functionality but only locally could look at the long standing Task List Guru application for the operating system.The coming days and weeks will show how many users are affected by the shutdown.Now You: Do you use a Tasks service? If so which and why?SummaryArticle NameGoogle is shutting down the classic Google Tasks web interfaceDescriptionAnyone using the classic Google Tasks web interface? Google informs users who open Google Tasks using a web browser that the classic version is going away.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more March 30, 2009 – Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) today said its embedded processor software toolkit developed for medical diagnostic ultrasound manufacturers is now available. The first in a family of products, TI’s toolkit aims to help manufacturers quickly and easily develop ultrasound applications on the improved processing power of TI’s C64x+(TM) DSP platforms, enabling clinics and practitioners to deliver faster, more accurate results to their patients. TI’s new Embedded Processor Software Toolkit (STK) for medical diagnostic ultrasound leverages the performance and power consumption of TI’s C64x+ architecture to shorten the development time of an ultrasound system by providing optimized implementations of commonly used processing blocks. TI is also offering the TMS320C6455 DSP Starter Kit (DSK) for medical imaging, a low-cost development platform which provides manufacturers with an easy-to-use solution for evaluating and harnessing the power of highly programmable DSP algorithms, affording a head start in medical imaging product development time, according to the company.For more information: www.ti.com/medicalimaging FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).center_img Related Content Technology | March 30, 2009 Texas Instruments Helps Improve Ultrasound Processing Power News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read morelast_img read more

Bedouins free 2 US tourists abducted in Egypt

first_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Associated PressEL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) – Two American tourists abducted by Bedouins in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula were released unharmed Thursday following negotiations between local tribesmen and the kidnappers, a security official said.Security officials said the Bedouins snatched the two men early Thursday as they were traveling by car from Dahab to Nuweiba, resort towns on the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba. How men can have a healthy 2019center_img Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy The two men, in their 30s, were riding in a rented car when they were stopped at a roadblock by protesting Bedouins, who were demanding release of one of their tribesmen held by security over a drug trafficking charge, the officials said.Their local driver was released. He informed authorities of the kidnapping.The head of South Sinai security, Maj. Gen. Mahmoud el-Hifnawi, told The Associated Press that the two men, were at the local police station after hours of negotiations between tribesmen and the kidnappers. He said they were in good health.Another security official said the authorities later released the tribesman accused of drug trafficking.The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters.This was a rare instance of authorities accepting the demands of kidnappers.Sinai has seen a series of kidnappings as Bedouins try to pressure authorities to release detained relatives or improve basic services. The kidnap victims have usually been released unharmed.Relations between the Bedouins and police have been strained for years following arrest raids on their community after terrorist attacks in Sinai in the past decade.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Check your body, save your lifelast_img read more

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