Samsung LG hope billiondollar bets on new waferthin TV display will boost

by News Staff Posted Jun 20, 2012 11:37 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean TV manufacturers are making billion-dollar bets on a new display technology that promises an even thinner screen and imagery of eye-popping clarity. It might prove to be a costly last gasp of innovation from an industry finding it harder to excite consumers wowed by smartphones and tablets.Undeterred by a flop in 3-D TV and a failure of Internet-connected TVs to boost sales, Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. are hoping “OLED” technology will keep them ahead. The intensely competitive business has already caused Sony’s TV business to lose money for the past eight years.The arrival of flat-screen televisions 15 years ago was an advance in TV technology that tantalized consumers nearly as much as colour televisions in the late 1960s. The first generation of flat screens now look obese next to the most recent ultra-thin TVs. Picture quality has also made giant strides.But for most consumers, such incremental changes matter less and less. Why pay for great picture clarity when good quality will do? And why pay more for a TV when smartphones and tablet computers can offer a similar function and much more?When South Korean Lee Sang-hyun decided to get his first television, his priority was to find a reasonably priced TV with a screen big enough to play games. The 30-year-old office worker had a tight budget after splurging on pricey gadgets: an iPhone, an iPad and a laptop computer.To slim down, he picked a 42-inch plasma TV without fancy features. He paid 640,000 won ($550) — less than half of the highest-end television of the same size.Consumers such as Lee epitomize the tough challenges facing makers of high-end displays. As TVs no longer enjoy a monopoly over broadcasting moving images, consumers’ viewing habits are changing. People are spending less time watching live TV shows in the living room. Smartphones and tablet computers can stream live shows and videos on demand.But Samsung and LG are giddy about a technological leap that they are comparing to the invention of the first colour TV in the early 1950s. Wafer-thin OLED, or organic light-emitting diode, television sets boast vivid, saturated colours and deeper contrast than the TV displays now available.They hope the technology will let them charge more for TVs in the face of quickly eroding profit margins and heightened competition from Chinese makers.There is at least one catch in the near term, though. As Samsung and LG are not yet prepared for mass production, people will have to spend thousands of dollars more for this new technology.Set to hit shelves in selected European, Asian and North American markets in time for the Christmas shopping season, the 55-inch OLED TVs by Samsung and LG will cost at least $9,000. That’s more than twice as expensive as the top 55-inch model currently available.OLED “is the closest to the display of dreams,” said Lee Kyungshik, vice-president of Samsung’s TV business.Samsung’s visual display division, which makes TVs and home entertainment systems, accounted for about 17 per cent of the company’s 45.3 trillion won ($39 billion) of revenue in the first quarter. LG’s home electronics division contributed more than 40 per cent of its 12.2 trillion won of quarterly revenue.Samsung and LG have reason to be proud of their latest achievement in display technology. Even though Sony showed off the first OLED TV in 2007 with an 11-inch screen, a bigger display never followed.“Until the end of next year, only two companies in the world will have a capacity to make (large screen) OLED TVs: Samsung and LG,” said Jang Moon-ik, director of LG’s TV business.The last year was tough for the entire TV industry as the European debt crisis and a slow turnaround in the U.S. economy sapped demand for consumer electronics. The notable exceptions were smartphones and tablet computers.Sales growth in LCD, or liquid-crystal display, televisions slowed, while sales of plasma TVs dropped. In 2011, worldwide annual TV shipments fell for the first time since 2004, according to NPD DisplaySearch.The feeble global demand hit Sony Corp. especially hard. It lost a record $5.7 billion in 2011. It was the eighth straight year that once-trend-setting Japanese firm lost money in its mainstay TV business.Samsung and LG weathered the downturn in the TV industry well enough to keep cash to invest in production lines for the new display technology. They believe its profitability will not fall as quickly as LCD TVs because the technological gap is wide enough to fend off late-coming rivals.Others disagree.“The problem with the current business model is that it has a lot of imitators,” said Paul Gray, a director TV Electronics & Europe TV Research at DisplaySearch, in an email.“The fact that Sony and Panasonic and AU Optronics Corp. are already trying to break into OLED for large screens suggests that future margins will be severely damaged by companies trying to enter the market,” he said.News reports last month said Sony and Panasonic are in talks to form an alliance for the OLED TV business.For Samsung and LG, a bigger challenge may not be coming from Japanese, Chinese or Taiwanese rivals but from a shift in viewing habits.“I just needed a TV to play games and to me the screen quality didn’t make a big difference,” said Lee, the office worker. “I would have cared more about its thinness if I were buying a computer monitor.”He said he might consider upgrading to a new television for a better screen after a year or two. By then, OLED TVs will be more affordable but less profitable for the manufacturers.DisplaySearch forecasts the price of a 55-inch OLED TV to decline to about $4,000 by the end of 2013 and about $1,500 by the end of 2015.That price forecast is good news for consumers. For Samsung and LG, however, it means they will still be grappling with keeping their TV businesses sustainable.“There are no single quick fixes,” said DisplaySearch’s Gray. “Success in the TV industry will also depend on understanding what the TV is used for in all the new interactive possibilities.” Samsung, LG hope billion-dollar bets on new wafer-thin TV display will boost flagging sales read more

Tunisia beach massacre Security forces deliberately delayed arrival at Sousse hotel inquest

first_imgThe assault in June 2015 was the deadliest terrorist attack on British citizens since the London Tube bombings in 2005.The court, which was packed with relatives of the dead, was shown a detailed computer recreation of Rezgui’s rampage as he stalked first its beachfront, then poolside and offices.Samantha Leek QC, counsel to the inquest, said a report by Tunisian Judge Akremi had identified failings by local units which could have stopped the massacre before other police eventually arrived and shot Rezgui dead.She said an unnamed interior minister had told the judge some Tunisian security officers nearby had consciously slowed down their arrival. Some of the 38 people who died in the Tunisia terror attack Tunisian hotel gunman Seifeddine RezguiCredit:SITE Intelligence Group Tunisian security forces deliberately stalled responding to a terrorist massacre of holidaymakers in which 38 tourists were killed, an inquest has heard.A hearing into the shooting rampage that killed 30 Britons among the victims was told a local investigation criticised some police for stalling as they made their way to the scene of the killings at a Sousse resort.Seifeddine Rezgui walked through the Imperial Marhaba hotel systematically shooting dead innocent holidaymakers who were only there for enjoyment and relaxation, the first day of the inquest at the Royal Courts of Justice was told Tunisia attack victims’ relatives arrive at the Royal Courts of Justice for the inquestCredit:Nick Ansell/PA Ms Leek said: “On the 26th of June 2015, 38 tourists became victims of a terrorist attack at the Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse.“On that day a gunman entered the hotel from its beach, carrying an automatic weapon and a number of explosives.“He systematically took the lives of 38 people who had travelled to Tunisia for relaxation and enjoyment. Thirty eight people who needlessly lost their lives.” Rezgui’s murderous path from the beach, then through the hotel grounds, past its pool and to reception and administration buildings at the front was digitally recreated, with pictures marking the locations where victims fell.Footage shown to the inquest included the shooting of 72-year-old grandfather Bruce Wilkinson, from Goole, East Yorkshire. A woman, believed to be a family member, left the room before it was shownTwenty people were shot dead on the beach, eight inside the hotel and another 10 in the hotel grounds. Tunisia's special forces secure the beach after the June 2015 attack Tunisian hotel gunman Seifeddine Rezgui Tourists pass a plaque dedicated to victims on the beach of the Imperial Marhaba resort  The court heard the gunman was dropped off in a street north of the hotel by an unidentified man driving a white Peugeot van.CCTV footage showed him calmly walk south along the beach’s shoreline carrying a white parasol concealing his automatic weapon.When he reached the hotel’s sun loungers on the beach at the rear of the hotel, he opened fire.As he shot indiscriminately, other footage showed tourists frantically running down the beach away from the onslaught. Some of the 38 people who died in the Tunisia terror attack Ms Leek said: “He said the units that should have intervened in the events deliberately and unjustifiably slowed down to delay their arrival at the hotel.”They had the ability to put an end to the attack before the police arrived but wasted a considerable amount of time in getting to the hotel.”The court did not hear why police might have delayed their response. Last year six Tunisian policemen were charged with “poor reactivity” after the attack. Tourists pass a plaque dedicated to victims on the beach of the Imperial Marhaba resort Credit:Zohra Bensemra/Reuters Relatives arrive at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, ahead of an inquest into the deaths of 30 Britons in the Tunisia beach terror attack Tunisia’s special forces secure the beach after the June 2015 attackCredit:ZOHRA BENSEMRA/Reuters Each of the victims’ names was read out and a minute’s silence was held for the dead before the hearing began.Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith said the inquest, expected to last seven weeks, would examine the events of the day, but also the security advice given by the Foreign Office and travel agents to holiday makers at the time.The hearing will also look at the security arrangements put in place at the hotel after terrorists had killed 21 people, mainly tourists, three months earlier at the Bardo Museum in Tunis. Rezgui then returned to the beach and was finally shot dead as he ran down an alleyway at the side of the hotel.A senior Foreign Office official told the inquest the Government had “no prior knowledge” of the attack.Jane Marriott, then a director for the Middle East and North Africa desk said before the attack the Government was aware Islamic State had put out “generalised threats pertaining to Tunisia on open source” such as online and on social media.After the Bardo attack, the Foreign Office travel advice was not upgraded after the March attack to “advising against travel”, but stronger wording of “further attacks possible” was inserted.The inquest continues. 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

NHS to launch national scheme to treat veterans mental health

first_img 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. The NHS is set to launch a nationwide scheme to treat military veterans with mental health issues.The Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service was designed after former military personnel and their families across England were asked by the NHS how services could be improved.However, some veterans have raised concerns that the money will take funds away from existing charity schemes. Veterans told the Portsmouth News that an intensive treatment programme for people with PTSD provided in the area by charity Combat Stress would be cut and that some veterans who struggled with mental health problems were reluctant to go to the NHS. The charity’s chief executive Sue Freeth told the newspaper that intensive treatment plans would need to be funded by donations, but reassured veterans that it would continue to provide residential intensive treatment. A spokesman for NHS England confirmed that placements at that Combat Stress facility were being “tapered off as is usual when a provider reaches the end of a contract”. He added: “There’s more money going into veterans’ services, meaning we’ll be able to provide support for more people in line with a new specification which is based on what veterans told us they wanted. We’ve appointed providers covering every area of the country, and in some this includes other Combat Stress services.”Psychological therapies and psychiatry, detox services and family support are some of the options that will be available to veterans.” A spokesman for charity PTSD Resolution told the Sunday Telegraph that it “welcomes any initiative that increases the opportunity for veterans to access proper and effective psychotherapeutic help” but added that “access to therapy should not be confined to a single choice of pathway”. “It will be even more helpful for Veterans, Reservists and families if the NHS VMHCTS can also see a way to refer on to a free service such as PTSD Resolution, in the interests of urgency, locality, brevity and effectiveness,” he said.The new service, backed by £3.2 million of funding, will help those who have the most complex needs, including substance misuse and trauma.The NHS said the initiative would also aim to help veterans access services closer to home, rather than requiring them to travel, as well as helping them access information about employment, accommodation, finances and relationships.Dr Jonathan Leach, chairman of NHS England’s armed forces and their families clinical reference group, said: “The NHS is committed to providing every veteran who needs mental health support with the best care.”last_img read more

RCT remote control solution for elevated mining work platforms

first_imgRCT’s remote control solution is safeguarding mobile elevated work platform operators after a near fatality at a mine site highlighted the need to reform the process. The operation of mobile elevated work platforms currently requires two-people; one in the basket and one operating the movements from the ground. RCT’s ControlMaster® MTX1000 pendant remote is mitigating the risk, giving the control to the person in the basket. This enables the person working at a hazardous height to control the lifting, lowering, crowning and tilting functions.Further safeguarding this procedure is the MTX1000’s safety interlock feature. This popular solution has already been sought by one mining contractor that required a simple and cost-effective solution to ensure operator safety, that wouldn’t require extensive machine modifications or ongoing service and maintenance. “The MTX disparity checks all proportional outputs, making it safer than a conventional hardwired solution. If an incident was to occur, our remote control will shut down straight away rather than move the basket back to its original position,” said RCT’s Automation and Control Product Manager, Brendon Cullen.In addition, the solution provides a master control in the operator station cabin for a second operator to be able to resume control if required; further safeguarding operators. “With ultimate control moved to the operator in the basket, the risk of crushing and pinching incidents is vastly reduced,” he said. The MTX1000 is the latest addition to the ControlMaster® radio remote control range. It is designed with the same operating platform as RCT’s leading ATX2200 but conveniently packaged into an even lighter remote control. The remote control includes a graphical display, proportional joysticks, dead-man and control buttons. It can be operated continuously for more than 16 hours before it requires recharging.last_img read more

Moscai selects 20 players for Hungarys OG preparations

← Previous Story Ostarcevic moves to Tremblay! Next Story → Women’s Junior WCh begins in Czech Republic! Lajos Mocsai selected 20 Hungarians for the preparations for the upcoming Olympic Games. From them, he will have to choose only 14 that will travel to London. The list is the following:Nándor FAZEKAS (Veszprém)Szilveszter LISZKAI (Veszprém)Roland MIKLER (Szeged) Hungarylondon 2012mocsaiolympic games Péter GULYÁS (Veszprém)Gergely HARSÁNYI (Tatabánya)Tamás IVÁNCSIK (Veszprém)Gábor ANCSIN (Szeged)Balázs LALUSKA (Veszprém)Tamás MOCSAI (Hannover)László NAGY (Barcelone)Gábor CSÁSZÁR (Veszprém)Máté LÉKAI (Szeged)Kornél NAGY (Dunkerque)Timuzsin SCHUCH (Veszprém)Szabolcs SZÖLLŐSI (Csurgó)Szabolcs ZUBAI (Szeged)Ferenc ILYÉS (Veszprém)Carlos PÉREZ (Veszprém)Barna PUTICS (Gummersbach)Gergő IVÁNCSIK (Veszprém)Attila VADKERTI (Szeged) read more

Facebook network can predict if youll get dumped within next 60 days

first_img Meet Ron Fisher, the SoftBank executive who awarded WeWork a $47 billion valuation months before it delayed its $10 billion IPO THIS IS EITHER useful or terrifying, depending on how the data affect you: Researchers at Facebook and Cornell University have figured out a formula that predicts whether a couple is likely to break up within the next 60 days.Jon Kleinberg, a computer scientist at Cornell, and Lars Backstrom, a senior engineer at Facebook, took a dataset of 1.3 million Facebook users who listed that they were in a relationship. They were actually looking for a formula that could predict which users were in relationships with each other.They found that the shape, or “dispersion,” of your friends network is the key. You might expect that a cluster of mutual friends indicates two people are in a relationship but the opposite is the case: You’re more likely to have cluster of mutual coworkers listing each other as friends than a couple.Instead, when two people have widely dispersed clusters that are linked mostly via the couple, that is the main predictor of whether you’re in a relationship. Here’s what it looks like:Cornell University LibraryIn this diagram, “you” are at the center. The two dense clusters of friends are coworkers and college friends. The blue dot in the lower left is the significant other — he or she is at a remove from most of your friends but has links to many of them.The dispersion formula makes it easier to guess who is in a relationship with whom.But when the formula guesses incorrectly, that means a couple is more likely to break up soon, the researchers say:We find that relationships on which recursive dispersion fails to correctly identify the partner are significantly more likely to transition to ‘single’ status over a 60- day period. This effect holds across all relationship ages and is particularly pronounced for relationships up to 12 months in age; here the transition probability is roughly 50% greater when recursive dispersion fails to recognise the partner.Here’s what that looks like in a chart:Cornell University LibraryThe red line shows incorrect guesses by the formula. When it fails to spot a couple based on dispersion, that couple has a much higher likelihood of breaking up within the next five months, the data suggest.- Jim Edwards“No-one gets married in a castle unless they own it”: Mother-in-law’s email goes viral>Hook-up app is back – under a new name>Column: Should you stay friends with your ex?> Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore brownface and a turban during an ‘Arabian Nights’ themed party in 2001 A major whistleblower complaint at the US’s top spy agency involves a Trump phone call with a ‘promise’ to a foreign leader Since right after World War II, the president’s national security adviser has an unparalleled ability to influence events worldwide last_img read more

Get your own open source touchscreen device for 69

first_imgIt’s really easy to go out and spend a few hundred dollars buying yourself a personal media player (PMP). But why not build your own instead, save some money, and have a completely open platform to experiment on?That’s the offer Microtouch 2.4 is offering right now. It can’t do everything an iPod touch can do, like play MP3s, but it does have apps. The spec is pretty basic, although it does allow for gaming, picture viewing, and e-reading as well as anything else you care to develop for it.The spec includes:Atmega32u4 – 32KB of flash, 2.5K of RAM with USB bootloader2.8″ 320×240 16-bit color, TFT display with resistive touch screenLithium polymer battery charging via USB3-axis accelerometer, MMA7544 +-2g to +-8g resolutionMicro SD card slotBattery monitoring, backlight control and on/off switchThe basic kit for $69 includes the development board with display and the some apps preloaded. To that you need to add a lithium polymer battery (an extra $12) and a microSD card for storage.The apps already available for use with the device include:Image viewer built into the hardware core, you can plug in a microSD card with images, slide shows or animations that show up as ‘mini Apps’Calibrate Touch-screenDoomed a 3D rendering mazeAccelerate keep the ball in the center of the screen by tiltingPaint fingerpainting but without the cleanupFlip a Reversi gameMines like Minesweeper but without the hassle of installing Windows3D Icosohedron controllable by tilting the boardPacman a sprite animation demoLattice 3D lattice demoThe Microtouch is described as a step up from Arduino and requires C programming and experience working with microcontrollers to have any chance of developing it further. Still, even just using the basic apps and whatever the community produces could be a fun device for someone.Read more at Adafruit Industries and the Microtouch Introduction pageMatthew’s OpinionIf you’ve got a budding tinkerer and Arduino pro in the family this might be a nice next stage for them to develop their skill set. At $69, or $81 if you include the rechargeable battery, it’s not a huge investment of money and could make a nice gift for the right person.It’s also the kind of cheap device that can be used for experimentation when coming up with a marketable new handheld touchscreen device. Prove your apps on this, then port it over to better hardware including the much preferred capacitive touchscreen.last_img read more

Google gets Social Network parody

first_imgThe Social Network was a fine movie. Based on the story of CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the invention of Facebook, the film won three Academy Awards this year. However, the movie has been parodied beyond belief. The recipe for a good The Social Network parody is simple: Play the Scala version of Radiohead’s “Creep,” show actors being very dramatic and serious, even if the subject matter is not, and voila, you have a hilarious spoof. The latest mockery features none other than the most buzzed about Facebook competitor: Google+.Comedy group I Wear Your Shirt posted a YouTube video that shows “the nerdy enthusiasm of the early adopters,” to the “extreme confusion” of everyone else. It makes fun of the insanity that was, and still is, the massive amount of people looking for invites. It also pokes at Google+’s large male population. There are more women part of the site now, but it’s still largely male dominated.Google+, which is “new…er than Facebook” already has over 10 million users. However, as you may remember from when it first launched two weeks ago, the site only sent initial invites to members of the tech media, or, as the video says “just to the nerdiest people.”Though people are still getting the hang of Google+ and what it is exactly, the video pokes fun at the fact that not many people actually know what it is, but still want to be a part of it. “We don’t know that it can be different from Facebook, we don’t’ know that it will be better than Facebook,” Mark Shmuckerberg said in the video. “We just know that it’s cool to video conference with 10 strangers while we work.”Check out the video below and let us know what you think.last_img read more

Walker Mahrez return to training

first_imgManchester City duo of Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez have returned to training with the club, according to the club’s official website.Kyle Walker returned to training after an extended break due to participation at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia.Riyad Mahrez who signed from Leicester City on a club-record fee of £60million picked up a knock in their last friendly against Bayern Munich which ended 3-2 in favor of the Citizens. The Algerian forward has missed training so far this week but has joined his teammates once again as they prepare for Sunday’s Community Shield clash against Chelsea at Wembley.Guardiola clears up Mahrez drug-testing confusion Manuel R. Medina – August 10, 2019 The Manchester City manager has explained what happened to Riyad Mahrez during his last international duty as he took some medication.Also pictured in training was club captain Vincent Kompany. The Belgian defender is also back from extended holiday after helping his national team finish third at this summer’s World Cup.Kompany missed the first two games of the tournament due to injury but feature in the remaining four matches as Belgium defeated England 2-0 in the third place playoff to finish as second runners-up.Vincent Kompany will be hoping to stay fit this season as Pep Guardiola’s men look to become the first team to successfully defend the Premier League crown since Manchester United in 2009. The Citizens begin their title defence at the Emirates against Arsenal on August 12.last_img read more

Juve can win Champions League – Pjanic

first_imgMiralem Pjanic says Juventus are aiming for the treble and believes they can lift the Champions League this season.Juve have a perfect record in the Champions League so far and have won 10 of their 11 Serie A games, and Pjanic is hoping they can win a treble this season.“We know that (Massimiliano Allegri) cares a great deal about the defensive movements in midfield, we know that we have to improve in that area,” Pjanic told Sky Sports Italia.“We are concentrated on our own results, but we know that we’re doing something extraordinary.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Napoli were strong last season too, while Inter have a lot of quality and it’s not surprising to see either of them chasing us at the top of the table.“We’ve got to finish games off earlier so that we can control the situations because it’s tiring if we always play at full tilt. We agree with the Coach, we need to score more goals.”last_img read more

Bed Tax Fails Once Again

first_imgThe 12-percent temporary lodging tax, also known as the bed tax, was voted down last night after nearly an hour of public testimony from accommodation managers. Another similar tax proposal was rejected by the assembly in March. But, Assemblyman Dale Bagley reintroduced the ordinance, and with a higher percentage. “I’m not for targeted taxes, I feel that they are regressive, if you’re going to do something you need to make it more broad based.”  The tax proposal would have levied a maximum bed tax of 12% in the borough, and allowed for an exemption in cities that levy a separate temporary lodging tax of an amount equal to the city’s tax, up to a maximum of one-half of the borough ‘s tax. The previous proposal back in March was for a 6% lodging tax. “The additional bed taxt that you guys are proposing is detrimental to my business, and my employees. We run 11 boats on the peninsula, and haul 100 people a day. We lose a lot of money in sales tax, and this additional tax is just another nail in our coffin.”  Public testimony: “You’re coming after people who are hurting, and we are suffering and we’re not all making. There must be somebody out  there, I don’t know how about fast food, tax them at 12-percent.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Once again, a proposed borough wide tax on temporary lodging has failed to pass the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. Yes votes were cast by; Dunne, Bagley, and Hibbert. Assemblyman Dale Bagley introduced the ordinance in hopes of offsetting ‘some’ of the boroughs deficit.last_img read more

Malaysia to cancel visafree entry for N Koreans

first_imgPolice wait for a Hazmat team at a partially closed KLIA2 airport terminal in Sepang, Malaysia 26 February, 2017. Photo: ReutersMalaysia will cancel visa-free entry for North Koreans entering the country from 6 March, state news agency Bernama reported on Thursday, as diplomatic ties between the two countries frayed further following the murder of Kim Jong Nam at the Kuala Lumpur airport.North Koreans will be required to obtain a visa before entering Malaysia for national security reasons, Bernama reported citing the deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.Malaysia is one of the few countries that North Koreans could visit without a visa. Under a reciprocal arrangement Malaysians are among the few foreigners granted visa-free entry to the secretive, nuclear-armed state.The move comes two weeks after Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was killed at the Kuala Lumpur airport with a toxic nerve agent.Diplomatic ties between Malaysia and North Korea have soured since the murder, which South Korea and US saying it was an assassination organised by North Korean agents.North Korea tried to convince Malaysia not to perform an autopsy on Kim Jong Nam’s body, and to release three suspects detained in connection with the killing.A high level North Korean diplomatic delegation arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday and has held talks with members of the Malaysian cabinet to press those demands.Malaysia has charged a Indonesian woman and a Vietnamese woman with murder, but police are also holding one North Korean man and want to question seven others, including a senior official in the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur.Malaysia has insisted that laws of the country will be followed and has refused to release the body to the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, while waiting for next of kin to come forward.Malaysia is considering expelling North Korea’s envoy to the Southeast Asian nation or shutting its embassy in Pyongyang, a senior government official told Reuters last week, when the Malaysian ambassador was recalled for consultations.Following a Reuters report this week that the North Korean intelligence agency has been running an arms operations from Kuala Lumpur for years, the Malaysian police have said they will strike two related companies off the country’s company registry.The severe strain on the relationship follows decades of friendly ties between the two countries.North Korea and Malaysia have maintained cosy ties since the 1970s when former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad embraced the isolated state, in part to rebuff the United States.Malaysian palm oil and rubber is exported to the communist state. Cars made by Malaysian national carmaker Proton have been sold to North Korea and used as taxis.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | March 28, 2012 New Study Looks at Growth Rates of Lung Cancers Found by CT Screening March 28, 2012 – Growth rates of lung cancers found by annual rounds of computed tomography (CT) screening are important for determining the usefulness and frequency of screening, as well as for determining the treatment. According to the latest report from the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP) published online in the journal Radiology, lung cancers diagnosed in annual repeat rounds of CT screening are similar—both in volume doubling time and cell-type distribution— to those found in clinical practice.“There was concern that cancers diagnosed in the screening context were somehow different than cancers found in routine practice, that they were not aggressive,” said I-ELCAP principal investigator Claudia I. Henschke, Ph.D., M.D., professor of radiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, N.Y. “We demonstrate here that they are quite similar.”The researchers reported that growth rates found in cancers detected in repeat rounds of annual CT screening are not significantly different from growth rates reported for cancers diagnosed in clinical practice in the absence of screening. Also, the frequencies of small-cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma among all lung cancers have been reported to be approximately 20 percent and 50 percent, respectively, in the absence of screening. In repeat rounds of CT screening, these frequencies were nearly identical (19 percent and 50 percent).Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2012, approximately 226,160 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. and 160,340 Americans will die from the disease.CT screening has been found effective in detecting lung cancer at its earliest, most curable stage.“This study shows that the cell types of cancer diagnosed in annual rounds of screening, as well as their growth rates, are quite similar to those that are found in clinical practice where it is well understood that lung cancer is highly lethal,” Henschke said. The first, or baseline, round of screening for any cancer detects a higher proportion of slower-growing cancers than those detected in clinical practice, she noted. The subsequent, repeat rounds of screening, however, reflect what is found in clinical practice.The study found that there is a difference in the growth rates of cancers in solid and sub-solid lesions and that the sub-solid ones tend to be less aggressive than solid ones.“This suggests that a less aggressive approach is indicated for both diagnosis and treatment of sub-solid lesions,” Henschke said.The researchers reviewed results from the I-ELCAP database for 1993 to 2009, consisting of men and women at risk for lung cancer who underwent annual repeat rounds of CT screening. The research team identified 111 instances of first primary lung cancer diagnosed either through screening or between rounds after a negative result of the prior screening seven to 18 months earlier. Of the 111 cancers identified, 88 were clinical Stage I. The investigators then analyzed volume doubling time and cell-type distribution.The results showed that the median volume doubling time was 98 days. Most of the cancers, 99 of the 111, manifested as solid nodules, while only 12 of the cancers manifested as sub-solid nodules. Solid nodule cancers had significantly faster volume doubling times than sub-solid nodule cancers. According to Henschke, identifying the volume doubling times for specific lesion types may lead to more tailored treatment for thepatient.Volume doubling times for lung cancers diagnosed in clinical practice in the absence of screening have been reported to range from 20 to 360 days. A recent study, based on a systematic medical literature review, reported a mean volume doubling time of 135 days for non-small-cell lung cancers diagnosed in the absence of screening.Henschke recommends that people at high risk for lung cancer have a discussion with their health care provider to discuss the benefits and risks of screening so as to make an informed decision about enrolling in a screening program.For more information: http://radiology.rsna.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

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