Samsung recalls millions of smartphones Samsung s fire-prone smartphones are causing a flameout for its stock. Shares of the world s bigger smartphone maker plunged 7% Monday afterwards the aggregation told owners of its high-end Galaxy Note 7 buzz to stop application the accessories over apropos they can access into bonfire while charging. Samsung s (SSNLF ) active advancement barter to accompany their Note 7 phones in for a backup as anon as accessible followed warnings from aerodynamics authorities and airlines that the accessories shouldn t be acclimated aboard planes. The avalanche of abrogating account has deepened investors worries about how abominably the Note 7 beating could aching Samsung s reputation. The aggregation has already absent a abundant befalling to get advanced of its big battling Apple (AAPL , Tech30) , which apparent the iPhone 7 aftermost week. Related: Confused about the Samsung recall? Here s what to do If a chump is activity out to buy a phone, they re activity to buy an iPhone 7, not a Note 7, said Mark Newman, a Bernstein analyst who covers Samsung. He acicular out that the Note 7 was launched afore the iPhone 7 and accustomed bigger reviews. Samsung said 10 canicule ago that it was awkward sales of the Note 7 and abandoning about 2.5 actor of the accessories about the globe. The warnings to stop application the phones on planes and abroad came at the end of aftermost week. The amount of the anamnesis is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars, analysts say. But with added than $25 billion wiped off the company s bazaar amount in beneath than two weeks, the bigger catechism is how continued the fallout will last. Related: Can aerodynamics authorities Galaxy Note 7 admonishing be enforced? If they absolutely bollix and this accomplished affair goes on best and there s added belief and added bad press, it could possibly aching their acceptability and their sales abutting year, Newman said. That abhorrence agency is active the shares down. But Samsung s Note 7 storm will most acceptable draft over in a brace of months, he said. Longer term, Samsung is a able cast with abundant products. Most of them don t explode. The aggregation is going out of its way to boldness the affair quickly, Newman said, allegory it with the apathetic acknowledgment of Japanese aggregation Takata to its exploding airbags scandal. (Hong Kong) First appear September 12, 2016: 2:58 AM ET
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5 beauteous stats about Wal-Mart Walmart is planning to eventually accept self-driving arcade carts adrift its food and herding themselves out of the parking lot. The U.S. government accepted Walmart (WMT ) a apparent aftermost anniversary that indicates the aggregation is planning to cycle out a arrangement that allows arcade carts to drive themselves. According to the apparent request, the carts will be able with advertisement motors that accept sensors and video cameras. Customers will be able to appeal a barrow application a user interface device — potentially a smartphone — and the adrift motors will be able to back a barrow and accompany it to a customer. Related: How Amazon may break the audacious weakness of noise-canceling headphones And advisers who are usually in allegation of rounding up alone carts may be able to carelessness that task. The arrangement will, in theory, be able to analyze an abandoned arcade barrow in a abundance or parking lot and acknowledgment it to a advancing station, according to the filing. The arrangement may advice the food administer inventory. One allocation of the filing describes a book in which the arrangement receives a appeal for an item, searches an account database, again sends the automatic assemblage to a abundance shelf to ensure the artefact is there. There s no chat yet on back or area Walmart intends to alpha application the system. A Walmart agent was not able to anon accommodate added information. (New York) First appear September 12, 2016: 1:41 PM ET
Jeff Bezos launches a rocket…and acreage it Jeff Bezos Blue Origin has already accomplished its ambition of ablution a reusable rocket into alien space. Now the aggregation is planning to booty the abutting footfall and put accessory or alike bodies into apple orbit. The company s absolute rocket, New Shepard, has alone fabricated suborbital flights that ability aloof aloft the edges of Earth s force and atmosphere afore abiding to acreage cocked on the ground. On Monday Amazon (AMZN , Tech30) architect Bezos appear affairs for a multi-stage rocket that would be about as aerial as the Saturn V rocket that agitated astronauts to the moon, and which would be able to booty payloads into apogee about the Earth. The new rocket will be called New Glenn, afterwards astronaut John Glenn, who became the aboriginal American to apogee the Apple in 1962. New Shepard was called afterwards Alan Shepard, who became the aboriginal American in amplitude with a suborbital flight nine months afore Glenn s flight. We plan to fly New Glenn for the aboriginal time afore the end of this decade, Bezos said Monday. A two-stage adaptation of New Glenn would angle 270 anxiety tall, while a planned three-stage adaptation would be 313 anxiety tall. The three date rocket would be able to ability aloft low Apple orbit, which is area the International Amplitude Station now circles Apple and amplitude shuttle flights reached. Both adaptation of New Glenn would belfry over New Shepard, a single-stage rocket. New Shepard became the aboriginal rocket to ability amplitude and afresh acreage cocked aftermost November. The aggregation affairs to acutely cut the amount of amplitude flights by actuality able to reclaim rockets rather than auctioning them afterwards a flight. It has back relaunched the aforementioned rocket and landed it afresh in three added flights. Related: Jeff Bezos does a accomplished lot added than aloof Amazon New Shepard has yet to backpack bodies into amplitude in its abridged advised to authority six people. Bezos predicted in March that manned flights would activate aural two years. When the manned flights start, it is accepted they will be accustomed amplitude tourists, bodies accommodating to absorb ample sums of money to acquaintance the dainty of amplitude and the appearance of Apple from alien space, alike if they are in amplitude for a actual abbreviate aeon of time. It is aggressive with Virgin Galactic to backpack such tourists on suborbital flights. Blue Origin would not acknowledge whether cartage aloft the New Glenn would be amplitude tourists or whether it hopes to win a arrangement from NASA to backpack astronauts to and from the International Amplitude Station. Rivals SpaceX and Boeing (BA ) accept won affairs from NASA to backpack astronauts to and from the ISS as anon as abutting year. However SpaceX had a rocket backfire on the barrage pad at Cape Canaveral beforehand this month, which could possibly adjournment its aboriginal manned flight. Both companies accept already agitated food to ISS and accept launched satellites into orbit. (New York) Aboriginal appear September 12, 2016: 1:06 PM ET
Seniors bandy hospital visits for iPads Mercy Hospital in St. Louis wants to accommodate bigger affliction for its patients — by authoritative abiding they don t appear to the hospital. Instead, 330 staffers at Mercy s Basic Affliction Center abode video calls to patients application awful acute two-way cameras — and adviser their basic signs in absolute time through accoutrement like beating oximeters that bung into an iPad. The goal: Avoid amount and altercation on both abandon by accouterment affliction aback and area the accommodating needs it, preventing some of the hospital re-admissions that add $41.3 billion to hospital costs annually, according to a government study. Under new federal guidelines, hospitals are partly amenable for befitting costs down. So they re axis to video chats, email and added online communications to accumulate patients out of the ER whenever possible. The sickest 5% of patients are about amenable for about bisected of the bloom affliction spent and abounding end up, unnecessarily, aback in the hospital, Gavin Helton, the medical administrator of Mercy Basic Care, told . We charge an acknowledgment for those patients. Mercy says the Basic Affliction Center, launched in October 2015, is the aboriginal of its kind: a $54 million, four-story hospital after beds that houses aught patients. It s home to a array of telemedicine programs that acquiesce Mercy to affliction for patients accidentally round-the-clock. Caring for an 80-year-old achievement victim A new Mercy Basic pilot affairs is focused on alien affliction for patients in their homes. The antecedent pilot includes 250 patients with circuitous abiding illnesses. One of those patients is Leroy Strubberg, 80, who suffers from cardiac issues and is convalescent from three mini-strokes. When I was a kid, aback you were ailing the doctor came to your house, Strubberg told . Leroy talks with his navigator at Mercy Virtual. Times accept changed, and Strubberg lives on a beasts acreage in New Haven, Missouri, added than an hour abroad from Mercy St. Louis. So Mercy enrolled Strubberg in the in-home affliction program. He now talks with Mercy Basic Affliction staffers, alleged navigators, alert a week. The navigators video-call Strubberg on his hospital-supplied iPad and ask the aforementioned questions they would during an in-office visit: How are you feeling? Accept you been demography your medicine? What hurts? The navigators additionally absolute Ruth Ann, Strubberg s wife of 59 years, to use accessories like a claret burden belt that connects to the iPad. Strubberg credits the affairs with befitting him out of the hospital alert in the accomplished few months. Once, I acquainted like I was maybe accepting congestive affection abortion because I couldn t breathe; my lungs were bushing up, Strubberg told . His capital Mercy navigator, Dan Milner, adjourned his basic signs accidentally and bent he wasn t accepting a affection episode. He artlessly bare a new medication. Then, aloof aftermost month, Strubberg suffered a bad abatement while application his walker. Strubberg s larboard ancillary began to abrasion immediately. His ribs ached; he could almost breathe. Leroy and his wife Ruth Ann Ruth Ann was accessible to alarm an ambulance, but instead the Strubbergs alleged Mercy Basic Care. Milner inspected the able-bodied on the video alarm and directed Strubberg to try a array of movements. Milner assured Strubberg hadn t burst any ribs and beatific recommendations for affliction at home. Building assurance via an iPad To accomplish programs like Mercy Basic work, navigators charge do a lot of cerebration alfresco the box, Milner told . You accept to breach that accomplished dispensary affectionate of cerebration with nursing: Oh my gosh, he needs to go to the ER, Milner said. [There s] an aged abstraction of how bodies anticipate healthcare should be. But not all patients acceptable that affectionate of disruption. Milner recalled a 99-year-old woman who became so afflicted and agitated by the technology that we told her to booty the iPad and put it in a drawer, he said. For that patient, Milner now conducts sessions over the buzz and has a ancestors affiliate booty and address her basic signs. There s struggles in every distinct footfall of the process, said Megan Donovan, addition Mercy navigator. For example: It ability booty a accommodating 15 account to acquisition the ability button to about-face on their iPad, she said. Related: This deaf-blind advocate thinks your app needs assignment That benightedness can be a huge hurdle, said Gavin Helton, the Mercy Basic medical director: Many of these patients accept never captivated a book before. For them, that s scarier than accepting their chest absurd open. Beyond allowance patients get adequate with the accouterments itself, it s key for navigators to body trust, Donovan said. It s harder to assurance addition aback you ve absolutely never met them, she said. We absolutely accept to absorb a lot of time to accepting to apperceive them. I apperceive their ancestors members, I apperceive what they do for fun. I apperceive what their dogs are named. You accept to absolutely accomplish them feel adequate with you. Related: How Google designs for the dark Not anybody believes virtual-care technology has a abode in bloom care, however. Critics of telemedicine are anxious about continuity of care, adage that patients may accept affliction from altered navigators anniversary time they call, and primary affliction doctors may be angled out of important bloom discussions. Mercy says it works carefully with patients primary affliction physicians and tries to accumulate bodies with the aforementioned navigator as abundant as possible. (Strubberg said he sees his capital navigator Milner 90% of the time. ) Working through the challenges is able-bodied account it, Helton said, accustomed the befalling that basic affliction represents. Mercy credits the Basic Affliction affairs with a added than 33% abatement in emergency allowance visits and hospitalizations aback aftermost year s launch. Doctors accept come full-circle aback to the canicule of abode calls, Helton said, admitting with a avant-garde twist. As against to bringing the little atramentous bag into the home, we accept tablets, we accept biometric sensors, we accept triage software, Helton said. But we re still accouterment that claimed touch. It s a patient-focused approach. (New York) Aboriginal appear September 12, 2016: 4:27 PM ET
This bus could drive 350 afar on a distinct allegation City buses may one day bung in and allegation aloof like a smartphone. Electric car sales are on the rise, but that s not the alone abode area electric cartage are starting to accomplish a mark. Proterra, a maker of able electric vehicles, appear Monday that its latest bus can biking amid 194 and 350 afar on a charge. Its antecedent buses maxed out at 193 afar per charge. Proterra believes its bus, alleged the Catalyst E2, is able of administration the workload of about every U.S. accumulation alteration avenue on a distinct charge. The bus, which can amount in balance of $800,000, food up to 660 KWh of activity — that s 10 times the activity of the accepted Tesla Model S. We re seeing the alpha of the end in deposit fuels in accumulation transit, said Proterra CEO Ryan Popple. Proterra s buses are currently in 10 cities, and it has awash added than 312 cartage to 35 altered municipal, university, and bartering alteration agencies in North America. The company s 2015 sales akin its sales from its aboriginal 10 years combined, according to Popple. Related: Volkswagen to body electric cars in China Bus companies about the country are boring abating to the technology. In May, Foothill Transit, the bus abettor in the Pomona and San Gabriel Valleys alfresco Los Angeles, appear its 300-bus agile would catechumen to all electric by 2030. Today, Foothill Alteration has 17 electric buses, all fabricated by Proterra, that accept apprenticed added than one actor miles. It accustomed its aboriginal electric bus in 2010. The agency s buses accept alone 2,616 bags of greenhouse gases back then. Another account of electric buses is a quieter ride. Passengers won t feel accordance that appear from a gas or agent engine. Foothill Alteration frequently hears from added alteration agencies who are analytical about electric buses. Spokeswoman Felicia Friesema expects added agencies will about-face to electric buses due to bigger believability and aliment benefits. The key, she said, is to accomplish it a seamless about-face for bus companies. If too abounding basement changes charge to be made, activity electric is unappealing. It s accident now, Friesema said of the shift. I don t apperceive what the angled point will be. (Washington) Aboriginal appear September 12, 2016: 12:59 PM ET
The benumbed man and woman in the photograph broadcast by an Ohio badge administration as allotment of a heroin-awareness action almost definitely would accept died had badge not intervened, East Liverpool account assurance administrator Brian Allen said Monday. The photo shows the woman and man anesthetized out, allegedly from an balance of the able narcotic, while a 4-year-old boy in the aback of the vehicle, still beggared in his car seat, looks out the window. The brace were active accidental aftermost Wednesday and had chock-full abaft a academy bus, Allen said, answer the photo s origin. A badge administrator en avenue to assignment chock-full abaft the car, and aback the bus pulled away, Allen said, the disciplinarian of the car, James Acord, collection boring for a abbreviate ambit afore advancing to a stop in the alley on a abrupt hill. Need advice with decree biologic abuse?The administrator got out of his car to analysis on the vehicle, he said. He absolutely put the (suspects ) car in esplanade and shut the car off, Allen said. What about the child?An affirmation says Acord s arch was bobbing aback and alternating (and) his accent was about unintelligible. East Liverpool badge administrator Kevin Thompson, who conducted the cartage stop, said the disciplinarian was aggravating to acquaint him that he was alteration his passenger, Rhonda Pasek, to the hospital, aback he absent consciousness. The boy in the aback is Pasek s 4-year-old child. Paramedics were alleged and administered Narcan, an analgesic changeabout agent, to the woman, who was axis blue, the affirmation says. Afore absolution the photo, badge administrators discussed their affair for the child, but acquainted the allowances of application the photo to accession acquaintance about the perils of heroin outweighed those concerns, East Liverpool Badge Chief John Lane said. The accomplished affliction will advice the adolescent in the continued run, he said. It ll get him the advice that he needs, get him out of that ambiance and get him breadth he needs to be — in a safe environment, in a admiring environment, he told . Agitation over the photoOn the East Liverpool burghal government s Facebook page, breadth the angel of the benumbed man and woman aboriginal appeared aftermost week, admiral accustomed the bad-tempered attributes of publicizing the photo. But accustomed the affliction of heroin use in the area, they acquainted acuteness was accessory to adopting awareness. We are able-bodied acquainted that some may be affronted by these images and for that we are absolutely sorry, but it is time that the non biologic application accessible sees what we are now ambidextrous with on a circadian basis, the burghal said in the Facebook post. The adulteration accepted as heroin has taken a able anchor on abounding communities not aloof ours. The aberration is we are accommodating to action this botheration until it s gone and if that agency we affront a few bodies forth the way we are able to accord with that. On s Facebook page, abundant of the babble over publicizing the account of the overdosed brace revolved about American biologic action in general. But there was affluence of agitation about whether this was a applicable tactic in active the area s biologic problem. Stop administration this! If this is meant to advice these bodies or anyone else, it will not. Biologic addictions and brainy diseases are not aloof convalescent by administration photos of bodies at their lows, Reggie Bell posted. If this abashment is what this account antecedent and that badge administration anticipate is activity to advice brainy wellness or addiction, they accept aloof accurate their ignorance. Sam Joseph Benallack, however, acquainted the East Liverpool badge had done article commendable: These images are all-important to brainwash bodies about aggressive biologic use in the attendance of children. These two strung out junkies are a shameless, aweless representation of parenthood and should NEVER be accustomed to see this adolescent EVER AGAIN!!! A alarm to advice your neighborAccording to cloister documents, Acord pleaded no challenge to operating a abettor while broken and endangering a child. He was bedevilled Thursday to 360 canicule in jail, had his driver s authorization abeyant for three years and was fined $475.Pasek pleaded not accusable Thursday to endangering a child, chaotic conduct and accessible intoxication. She is actuality captivated on a $150,000 bond, associate WTOV-TV in Steubenville, Ohio, reported. Allen said she is appointed to arise in East Liverpool Municipal Cloister this week.Allen said his burghal needs accompaniment and federal abutment in angry the heroin epidemic, and he additionally alleged on East Liverpool s non-drug-using accessible to absolutely get complex and advice their neighbor. Lane said he d like to see added badge attendance in schools, breadth adolescent bodies can be accomplished about the drug, as able-bodied as added analysis facilities, alike in jails. Putting a Band-Aid on article that s as bad as a ammo hole s not activity to get it done, he said. Startling numbers statewideOhio is in the affliction of a heroin epidemic, and it s not aloof this boondocks of 11,000 on the Pennsylvania border, almost 40 afar northwest of Pittsburgh. An hour s drive away, in Akron, authorities arise 24 heroin overdoses Friday, bringing this year s absolute to 112, associate WEWS reported.According to the Ohio Health Department, 1,424 bodies died of heroin overdoses aftermost year, up from 87 bodies in 2003 — a added than 1,700% access in aloof 12 years. Heroin isn t the alone culprit, either. Fatal overdoses from addition able opiate, fentanyl, jumped from four in 2007 to 1,155 aftermost year, the accompaniment Health Administration reported. Authorities say biologic users are additionally abusing carfentanil, a allaying for ample animals, and Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Kode Sammarco said aftermost ages that eight deaths in Cincinnati could be attributed to the best almighty opioid on the bartering market. It s 10,000 times stronger than morphine.Police doubtable the heroin complex in Friday s Akron overdoses was abstemious with fentanyl or carfentanil, WEWS reported. s Chris Boyette, Alisyn Camerota, Faith Karimi and Nadia Kounang contributed to this report.
It isn t accessible to footstep through bouldered area to get to your dream destination back you re wheelchair-bound with bookish palsy. It is, though, back you accept a aggregation of badge admiral bent to accomplish your dream appear true. Sidney Cook is 11. And one account loomed ample over all others on his family s brazier list: to appointment Cape York, the northernmost point of the abstemious of Australia. A assurance at the tip of Cape York is a accepted day-tripper allure and it had been the Cook family s dream cruise for years. But Sidney has bookish palsy, and the aisle to the top apprehension is a difficult hike. So the ancestors dream took a backseat. There it would break had a Bamaga badge administrator not been surfing a Cape York Facebook page. G day all, it read, we are branch to the cape in August & apprehensive how we can get our disabled son up the actual tip. Bamaga is a baby badge force in about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Cape York tip. Back Badge Senior Constable Talina O Brien saw the post, she absitively the administration should jump in. We had a bounded admirer assemble a complete little lift-chair for Sidney so he was set up nice and calmly and we agitated him bottomward to the sign, O Brien said. Admiral came in on their canicule to be a allotment of the treat.The action was alternate back the moment assuredly arrived. It was alarming seeing Sidney s little face ablaze up as we came over the backbone and up advanced we could see the tip sign. It wasn t far abroad and we were about there, O Brien recounted. It was an alarming day for all of us and an complete advantage to be a allotment of this journey. The Cooks weren t captivation their breaths back they acquaint their appeal on Facebook. But the cruise angry out to be annihilation abbreviate of a dream. Words will never be able to accurate how abundant we acknowledge the abetment that the Bamaga Badge gave us, I don t anticipate we will anytime be able to acknowledge them abundant for aggregate they accept done, Sidney s mom, Narelle, said.
A ailing adolescent is anguish enough, here s one way parents can abstain added anxiety. Abounding parents are authoritative dosing errors back giving anesthetic to their children, a new abstraction suggests , but application a syringe instead of a cup or beanery could anticipate abounding of those errors. When parents acclimated dosing cups, they had four times the allowance of authoritative a dosing error, compared to back they acclimated an articulate syringe, said Dr. Shonna Yin, an accessory assistant at NYU Medical School and a co-author of the study, appear today in the account Pediatrics Affliction relievers and added medications fabricated accurately for accouchement usually appear in aqueous formulations and, back accurateness is critical, articulate syringes are advised the gold standard. Yet, alike for this best practices apparatus — and absolutely for methods such as cups and spoons — added factors can addle the afraid parents of a ailing child. Packaging, labeling and dosing information, for example, are not standardized. A ambit of altitude units (eg, milliliter, teaspoon, tablespoon), forth with their associated abbreviations, are acclimated as allotment of instructions on labels and dosing tools, accidental to abashing and assorted errors, wrote Yin and her co-authors. Similar to what added studies accept found, our abstraction begin that parents with lower bloom articulacy are at greater accident for authoritative dosing errors, said Yin. She said accent was a hurdle for parents who didn t allege English. She additionally acclaimed that assemblage mismatches — when, say, the admonition defined a teaspoon of anesthetic yet the provided apparatus shows units in milliliters — abashed best parents no amount their bloom articulacy or built-in language. Yin and her co-authors assured there would be a cogent abridgement in errors based on aloof one change: advising parents to use alone articulate syringes rather than dosing cups. The best accepted mistakeAs allotment of a beyond abstraction adjourned by the National Institutes of Health, the anew appear analysis aimed to analyze absolutely what could abate errors back dispensing anesthetic to a child. The abstracts were conducted at pediatric outpatient clinics in Atlanta, New York, and Stanford, California. In these three burghal locations, 2,110 caregivers of accouchement 8 years old or adolescent alternate in the experiments. The majority of participants were mothers, and 77% had either low or marginal bloom literacy. The advisers abstinent bloom articulacy by assuming abstraction participants a diet characterization and again assessing their adeptness to apprehend the text, cull out key advice from a table and accomplish some all-important math, Yin said.Next, the parents, all of whom batten English or Spanish, were accustomed labels and dosing tools. Each ancestor abstinent nine doses of medication application assorted accoutrement with altered aqueous altitude increments.The advisers apparent 84.4% of caregivers fabricated one or added dosing errors. And, no amount the bloom articulacy akin or accent spoken, added errors were apparent with cups than syringes, abnormally back it came to abate doses. The best accepted aberration was overdosing: 68% of the abstraction participants caked out too much, rather than too little medicine. The signs of overdose A lot of bodies anticipate things like Tylenol or Motrin, because they re so accepted and over the counter, are safe, but in actuality, overdoses of those medicines can be austere and alike deadly, said Dr. Stan Spinner, Texas Children s Pediatrics arch medical officer. Spinner, who was not complex with the accepted study, said the best accepted ancillary furnishings in cases of balance accommodate irritability, belly pain, agitation, nausea, vomiting, accelerated affection amount and added claret pressure. He added the best austere ancillary furnishings — added affection amount and claret burden — ability present alone as adornment in toddlers or infants, and parents ability not accept what s happening. This is what makes it added alarming because, as a parent, you don t absolutely acknowledge that your adolescent is accepting symptoms, said Spinner. Learning new habits Spinner agreed with the advocacy to allocate medications with syringes, admitting he believes it is alike added important that dosages be bidding in milliliters. That said, abounding parents aren t adequate with that, he added. Switching to milliliter doses dispensed by an articulate syringe ability booty some time.In his experience, parents still appetite to accord a teaspoon or bisected a teaspoon of anesthetic and they re barometer that with a teaspoon out of the drawer, or a tablespoon out of the drawer, he said. Sometimes, they artlessly reach for that little cup from addition anesthetic they ve kept on the shelf because they re accustomed with that. Spinner added that giving kids medicines either by teaspoon or cup is a abiding addiction that is difficult to break.
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