Reports: Two FDNY EMTs Beaten, Pepper Sprayed

first_imgThe beating happened outside of Mount Sinai West Hospital on Tenth Ave. and W. 59th St. around 1 a.m. Wednesday, the New York Daily News reported. The two ran back to the ambulance and demanded the crew taken them to another hospital. The EMTs refused, and one of the first responders was punched in the face. The other partner tried to step in and that’s when Langston hit the two EMTs with pepper spray in the eyes, according to the report. The EMTs suffered minor injuries, WABC-TV reported. The suspects, 27-year-old Andre Langston and 24-year-old Avanti Rhodes, both of the Bronx, were first taken to the hospital but got into a fight with the head nurse, the newspaper reported.center_img NEW YORK — Two FDNY EMTs were beaten and pepper sprayed after refusing to drive two patients to another hospital, according to reports. The suspects were arrested on felony assault charges afterward.last_img read more

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Home Depot: 56 million cardholders affected

first_imgIn what is now the largest retailer data breach known, Home Depot last week announced that 56 million cardholder accounts were compromised between April and September at its stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.Home Depot, in a statement, said hackers used a “unique, custom-built malware to evade detection” and that this particular malware had not been seen in any other previous attacks. Home Depot said all malware used in the breach has been eliminated from its U.S. and Canadian stores.The company said it also recently completed a major payment security project to enhance encryption of payment data at point-of-sale in the company’s U.S.-based stores; Canadian stores will have received the updated security by early 2015.The Wall Street Journal reported last week that credit unions and other institutions were already reissuing new cards to consumers before Home Depot made known how many cardholder accounts were affected.NAFCU continues to press for legislative action to set national data security and breach notification standards for retailers. The association is also a member of the Payments Security Task Force, a diverse group of participants in the payments industry focused on EMV chip implementation, including ways to help reduce testing and implementation time. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Separate brain circuits for taste and calories helps explain the power of sugar

first_imgShare on Facebook Sugar’s sweetness and calorie content combine to give it lethal power to destroy diets, many scientists have assumed. However, new study by Yale University researchers says the brain responds to taste and calorie counts in fundamentally different ways. And only one of these responses explains why most New Years’ resolutions have already disappeared under a deluge of Boston Crème Pies.It’s the brain’s desire for calories — not sweetness — that dominates our desire for sugars, according to the study appearing Jan. 25, 2016 in the journal Nature Neuroscience.“It turns out the brain actually has two segregated sets of neurons to process sweetness and energy signals,” said Ivan de Araujo of the John B. Pierce Laboratory and senior author of the study. “If the brain is given the choice between pleasant taste and no energy, or unpleasant taste and energy, the brain picks energy.” Share on Twitter Pinterest LinkedIncenter_img Share Email Both sweet taste and nutrient value register in the striatum, an ancient region of the brain involved in processing rewards. Humans have a sweet tooth as one way to ensure we eat enough to give our large brains enough calories to operate at peak efficiency. However, the Yale team studying the brains of mice showed that signals for taste and nutrients are processed in two separate areas of the striatum, the ventral and dorsal, respectively. Signals about the value of taste are processed in the ventral striatum while nutritional value was processed in the dorsal striatum. The dorsal striatum remained responsive to energy even when calories fed to mice were paired with a very aversive taste.The researchers then asked which signal had more control over eating behavior. Mice fed both sugar with sweet taste but no calories or sugar that contained calories but was altered to taste horribly preferred the sugar with energy. When neurons in dorsal striatum were activated by light a technique called optogenetics, mice also ate copious amounts of bad-tasting sugar.“The sugar-responsive circuitry in the brain is therefore hardwired to prioritize calorie seeking over taste quality,” de Iraujo said.The authors hope findings help spur new strategies aiming at curbing excess sugar intake.last_img read more

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CEVA Releases World’s First eNB-IoT Rel14 Solution

first_imgCEVA has released the successor to its popular CEVA-Dragonfly NB1 solution targeting the fast growing NB-IoT market. CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 is a highly-integrated and modular solution optimized for Cat-NB2 (3GPP Release 14 eNB-IoT) that can seamlessly be incorporated into chips and modules by the multitude of companies looking to address the large and fast-growing cellular IoT space.In the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, the forecast for cellular IoT increased significantly, almost doubling to 3.5 billion connections for 2023. The report cites large-scale deployments in China and increasing interest in eNB-IoT and Cat-M1 cellular IoT standards as the catalysts for 30% CAGR between 2017 and 2023.CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 is the first licensable Rel14 compliant eNB-IoT solution that builds on the success of CEVA-Dragonfly NB1, which has been widely licensed for a range of use cases and emerging end markets, including smart cities, transport and logistics and consumer electronics. It is centered on the CEVA-X1 DSP/control processor featuring an enhanced Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) and provides a unified processor environment for both physical layer and protocol stack workloads. The solution also includes a highly-integrated, worldwide enabled RF Transceiver, a Power Amplifier (PA) and all the associated hardware and software modules required to develop a complete eNB-IoT product, ensuring the lowest possible bill-of-materials (BOM) in the process.In addition to the performance improvements enabled by Release 14 including higher data rates and lower latency, CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 features a range of enhancements to ensure higher performance, added functionality and increased security for NB-IoT applications compared to its predecessor. A new power management solution, complete with intelligent sleep mechanisms ensures ultra-low sleep power consumption of a few microAmps, further improving the battery life critical to every NB-IoT device. The enhanced RF design is already silicon-proven at 55nm and 40nm processes, further lowering the entry barriers for customers with no previous cellular expertize to enter this burgeoning market. CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 also includes the fully-optimized physical layer and protocol stack firmware designed for Release 14 Cat-NB2. The addition of an on-chip embedded flash memory and controller now allows full NB-IoT design on a single die which further reduces BOM and power consumption.For customers developing NB-IoT products that also require GNSS capabilities, CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 includes a new power-optimized GNSS hardware package, with GNSS RF Receiver and multi-constellation digital front-end. This GNSS package speeds up both acquisition and tracking tasks by up to 8x compared to CEVA-Dragonfly NB1, enabling a host of popular NB-IoT use cases, including people, livestock and asset tracking, and geo-fencing.CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 also supports use cases requiring always-listening voice trigger, voice commands and sound sensing. The flexibility of the CEVA-X1 IoT processor allows for these sensing features to be implemented in software. The CEVA ClearVox™ voice front-end software package, for example, can be used to ensure clear and intelligible voice pickup for use cases such as emergency calls and voice panic buttons. In terms of security, CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 integrates a completely redesigned secure platform, including smart interfaces to connect USIM or eSIM. CEVA also offers other complementary technologies addressing massive IoT, such as Bluetooth 5 dual-mode and low energy and Wi-Fi 802.11n/ac/ax, for short range connectivity which customers can leverage for their product designs.CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 is available for licensing today. Development kits and reference silicon will be available in Q3. For more information, click here.last_img read more

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Pirates survive Altas for fourth straight triumph

first_imgDuterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Sisi Rondina leads Petron’s big rally Jaycee Marcelino, who was rested in LPU’s 95-77 win over Jose Rizal University on July 26, had 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists in his return for LPU.The Altas dropped to 2-4.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Benefits of township living Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted The tight ending didn’t seem likely as Lyceum was sitting on a 72-57 bubble, only for the Altas to rally hard and tie the game for the last time at 85 after a Jeff Egan basket going into the final 18.9 seconds.“You have to give credit to Perpetual for showing full pride in playing the game. They could have easily given us the win,” Lyceum coach Topex Robinson said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Jayson David could have easily taken the shot and be the hero. But what’s special about this team is everybody is trying to make everybody look good,” Robinson said. “You have to give credit to how this team is playing together.”Nzeusseu finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Reymar Caduyac chipped in 14 points for the Pirates. MOST READ Lyceum regrouped just in time to beat Perpetual Help System Dalta, 87-85, and stretch its winning run to four games in the 95th NCAA men’s basketball tournament on Thursday night.Cameroonian Mike Nzeusseu scored a layup off a Jayson David assist with seven-tenths of a second left for the marginal basket for the Pirates, who rose to 5-1 overall.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES DENR suspends entrance fee collection to Bohol’s man-made forest LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalianlast_img read more

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