Leonardo DiCaprio used a standard, office file folder for his climate march sign, lol

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Look, let me start by saying Leonardo DiCaprio has done a lot to combat climate change. 

He produced a climate change documentary titled Before the Flood that dropped in 2016. He has a foundation “dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants.” The foundation has given $61 million to causes that align with that mission statement. He talks about climate change all the time. And, also, he was among the ~200,000 people in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to protest a White House that very much does not share his (scientifically valid) concern for the damage people are doing to the climate. Read more…

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Russian flags rained down in a confetti-style protest during Trump's rally

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Trolling is mostly dumb, but sometimes it’s an art. 

President Donald Trump held a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday and, as he was speaking, someone tossed a bunch of tiny Russian flags, confetti-style, in front of the cameras streaming his speech to news networks. 

As far as protests go, it certainly earns points for creativity. 

The Trump campaign and administration officials have had a lot of unexplained contact with Russian officials, much of which is currently under investigation. A former campaign manager allegedly laundered money for a Ukrainian political party with ties to the Russian government. The FBI got a surveillance court order in the summer of 2016 to watch a Trump adviser because of an investigation into links between the Kremlin and the current president’s campaign. And if you’re looking for more…oddities…they’re not hard to find. Read more…

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Coronary Artery Anatomy as related to EKG Interpretation

Patients undergoing Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) are at an increased risk of coronary artery occlusion related to clot formation (thrombosis) or plaque rupture, especially in the acute period after procedure. It is imperative that individuals providing care for this patient population are knowledgeable in reading EKG’s and are able to correlate EKG changes with acute coronary artery occlusions and / or spasms.

When a patient presents with chest pain, pressure, tightness, shortness of breath or other related symptoms status post PTCA, a STAT EKG should be ordered. When caring for a patient post PTCA, is important to know which coronary artery was ballooned and/or stented and be able to identify the EKG leads which reflect those coronary arteries.

The best way to learn how the EKG reflects the coronary anatomy is to take a systematic approach.  Think about where the EKG leads are placed on the patient’s chest and visualize the heart within the chest.  This article assumes that the reader already knows how to read an EKG strip and understands what the P, Q, R, S and T represent on the EKG.

The limb leads are I, II and III. Lead I is between the right arm and left arm; Lead II is between the right arm and left leg; Lead III is between the left arm and left leg.

            The precordial leads are V1- V6. V1 is the fourth intercostal space to the right of the septum; V2 is the fourth intercostal space to the left of the sternum; V3 is directly between leads V2 and V4; V4 is the fifth intercostal space at midclavicular line; V5 is at the same level as V4 but at the left anterior axillary line; V6 is level with V5 but is at the midaxillary line.

The right coronary artery (RCA) provides oxygen supply to the inferior portion of the heart. Therefore, it is leads II, III, and aVf that reflect this artery.

            Next let’s look at the anterior and septal leads. These are V1 , V2, V3 and V4. These leads lay directly over the anterior and anterioseptal area of the heart.  The left anterior descending artery (LAD) lies down the front of the heart, providing the septal and anterior walls with oxygen. Leads V1 and V2 reflect the LAD and septum. The LAD and diagonal branches are reflected in the EKG leads V3 and V4.

            The lateral wall is exactly that. The part of the heart that faces the lateral part of the chest wall. This area is reflected in the leads V5 and V6, I and aVL. These leads reflect the circumflex artery.

            Myocardial ischemia and injury are reversible (2). This is due to an increase in demand, or a decrease in supply of oxygen (2).  An acute MI will have the following progression: Tall T waves in the first few minutes; ST elevation or T wave inversion in the first hour(s); possibly pathologic Q waves in the hours after onset; Q waves remain and ST and T waves return to normal in the days following acute myocardial infarction (AMI) (2).

            Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) must be 1 mm in the inferior leads and 2 mm in the anterior leads (2).  There MUST always be a presence of ST elevation in 2 or more contiguous leads (2).

By definition, a myocardial injury has ST segment elevation of at least one mm above the baseline (1). Other signs may be: straightening of the ST segment that slopes up to the peak of the T wave without any time spent at baseline; tall, peaked T waves; or symmetric T wave inversion (1).

            Myocardial ischemia has a classic pattern of T-wave inversion (1). The ST segment may be depressed 0.5 mm or more below baseline, or the ST segment may remain at baseline longer than 0.12 seconds, or from a sharp angle with the upright T wave (1). The EKG may also present tall, wide-based T waves and inverted U waves.

            A myocardial infarction (MI) may present with the development of Q waves on the EKG in the leads reflecting the affected coronary artery (1). Decreased R-wave amplitude, ST segment depression and T-wave inversion are also sometimes noted on the EKG (1).

References

1        Microsoft Power Point – The NEW 12-Lead ECG. Retrieved from www.wccems.com/Files/12_Lead_ECGs.pdf on June 15, 2010.

2        www.ambulancetechnicianstudy.co.uk/ecgbasics.html Ambulance Technician Study : ECG Basics. Retrieved June 15, 2010.

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Acer announces new Leap Ware smartwatch that doubles as fitness band

Acer is no stranger to wearables market having launched smartwatches and fitness bands before. Today, the company announced another smartwatch that doubles as a fitness band for those who use this type of products.

The new smartwatch is called Leap Ware, and it should be available in North America in July with prices starting at $139. Also, the smartwatch will be launched in EMEA in Q3 for €139, whereas customers in Taiwan will be able to grab it in August for NT$4,990.

According to Acer, the Leap Ware is equipped with a MediaTek MT2523 chipset and MT5211 …

HTC U 11 discovered on Geekbench

Exactly one month ago, we told you that the HTC U 11 appeared on benchmark site AnTuTu. Now, the manufacturer’s next flagship phone has made the trek to Geekbench. The listing for the HTC CBP, which is exactly what the phone was called on AnTuTu, confirms the specs found on the latter’s website. That includes the use of Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 835 chipset. For the test, the octa-core CPUs were running at a throttled clock speed of 1.9GHz.

The Geekbench listing also showed that the handset will carry 4GB of RAM and has Android 7.1.1 pre-installed. The phone scored 1912 on …

Free grant money available from the Government of Canada grants

Free grant money are funds that are available with certain government departments, foundations, trusts, and entities for businesses. Usually, free grant money is available for non-profit organizations, but the governments set aside billions to also help those who desperately seek money to set up or expand businesses or to keep their businesses running. A business not only benefits the owners, but also the employees and their respective families. The governments understand that. That is where Government of Canada grants comes in. There are various lines of business for which free grant money is available. One can go for accommodation and food services, agriculture, arts and entertainment, career assistance services, construction, education, healthcare, etc. to name a few.

Many people want to be their own masters but lack the funds for setting up business. Potential and existing entrepreneurs can use free grant money to set up or expand their business through Government of Canada grants.

Many are unaware of the fact that there is something called Government of Canada grants that can help many to set up or expand businesses. Among them many don’t apply for free grant money because they feel that they are not eligible. They also fear the bureaucratic red tapes that may hamper the process. However, the fact remains that the Government of Canada grants are available for all, regardless of social and financial status. All it requires is to apply for free grant money and then go through the very fast processing of the grant. Once the free grant money is approved, some level of reporting is sufficient to carry on with the project.

The entire world is going through a tough economic recession. Many have been rendered jobless and homeless. Many businesses have either cut down production or shut down completely, resulting in a lot of unhappy people, worried about their tomorrow. Free grant money is an ideal way for them to start up afresh in life and be counted again. Government of Canada grants is available for a variety of purposes like general business, employee assistance, product development, business planning, research and development, tourism, non-profit etc.

Whether one wants to lease a business location, or train or hire employees, or needs fresh finance to start a new business, invest in research and development, or market a product or service, or wants to raise working capital, free grant money from the Government of Canada grants can really make a difference.

Most of the banks don’t want to approve loans for small businesses because they fear that the project will not succeed and they will be burdened with bad debts. However, the government can guarantee these loans and make sure that the applicant doesn’t go back dejected.

Wanting to do business entails a lot of risks. What is most interesting about free grant money is that the government also insures businesses against the various unforeseen events that may occur at one time or another. And if someone wants to relocate to another area for setting up or expanding the business, the government takes care of that too! So, what are you waiting for? Immediately apply for the Government of Canada grants and have your dream fulfilled!

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Only hours remain for you to buy the BLU R1 Plus for $109.99 from Amazon or Best Buy

Just the other day, we told you about Miami based BLU’s latest handset. The BLU R1 Plus features a Gorilla Glass 3 protected 5.5-inch display, albeit with a 720 x 1280 HD resolution, and is powered by the MediaTek MTK6737 chipset. That means that the handset carries a quad-core CPU and the Mali-T720MP2 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of expandable native storage. A 13MP camera adorns the rear of the phone, with a 5MP selfie shooter in front.

Although the device is running on the previous-generation Android 6.0, the handset does come with a 4000mAh battery which means that you …

Hacker leaks ten stolen episodes of "Orange is the New Black" after Netflix fails to pay for them

Part of Netflix’s success on the mobile front is its ability to come up with original shows. The streaming video site drops a whole season’s worth of shows at one time which you can view anywhere thanks to the mobile app. But the digital world we live in isn’t all puppy dogs and rainbows. A hacker recently stole unreleased episodes of Netflix’s original comedy hit “Orange is the New Black,” which takes place in a woman’s prison.”

After unsuccessfully getting Netflix to bite on his monetary demands, the hacker reportedly released the first ten episodes of the comedy series’ fifth season. …

Different Brands of Porcelain Veneers, Explained by Dallas Veneers Dentist, Dr. Mark Sowell

The following is a list of commercially available veneer systems that a advertised direct to the patients in the media and the internet.

Lumineers brand veneers- are a brand of veneers that are lucite reinforced pressed ceramic (porcelain) made only by the Ceranate Design Studio of the Denmat Corporation and shipped to our Cosmetic dentistry Dallas office. This is designed for the minimal of no reshaping technique. The benefit is that it a reversible procedure requiring no needles or temporaries. It can be made to a thickness of only .2 mm, like contact lenses. Since it is advocated in the no –minimal reshaping technique the teeth are somewhat broader (.4 mm) and thicker (.2mm). and dramatic changes in color and shape are more difficult without making thicker. This is an excellent choice for my Dallas cosmetic dentistry patients who are fearful of having their teeth reshaped but want some esthetic improvements.

Mac Veneers- This is a veneer made and shipped to our Dallas dental practice by Micro Dental Laboratory. They use predominately pressed ceramic made my Ivoclar called Empress but they also have some ceramists who are trained in stacked (feldspathic) ceramics.

DaVinci Veneers- This is a brand of veneers made by DaVinci Dental Laboratory in California and sent to our cosmetic dentistry office in Dallas, TX. This is the laboratory that made the veneers for Bill Dorfman, DDS in the TV show “Extreme Makeover”. They make veneers predominately from feldspathetic ceramic (stacked porcelain).

Empress Veneers- This brand is a pressed ceramic veneer made by Ivoclar Corporation and sold to dental laboratories all over the world and used in some cases in our Dallas cosmetic dental practice for patients who clench or grind their teeth (clenchers and grinders). There are other dental companies that make pressed ceramic but Ivoclar is the biggest and best know. Any ceramist can buy and use this system. I have discussed its strengths and weaknesses in my discussion of pressed ceramics.

Durathins Veneers – A brand of Feldspathic (stacked) Dallas porcelain veneers, these porcelains are sold to ceramists all over the world; one of the biggest producers is the Vita Corporation. I have discussed its strengths and weaknesses above in my discussion of feldspatheitc (stacked) porcelains.

Emax Veneers (Lithium Disilicate) – This is the newer and strongest of the veneer materials, it is available to all ceramists and dentist. It has tremendous upside due to its durability but has more esthetic limitations that the others porcelains mentioned. Ivoclar Corporation, its producer, is developing new more natural colors and better translucency.

With all the different brands of veneers available today, cosmetic dentistry patients should select a dentist that is highly experienced in porcelain veneer makeovers and offer a variety of options to best meet the need of the patient’s unique situation. Often one brand of porcelain or composite veneers does not “fit all”, so be sure that the brand of veneers that you receive as a patient are the kind of veneers that fit your individual needs and desires.

Source: Mark Sowell
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Microsoft's SEC filing confirms that Windows Phone is dead

Microsoft’s latest quarterly filing with the SEC confirms what everyone has already known. Windows Phone is dead. The filing, in which Microsoft lists investments in products that it will be making in the future, included Windows Phone in the fiscal Q2 report. The new report filed for the fiscal third quarter has no mention of Windows Phone. And if you want to tell us that Microsoft is focused on Windows 10 Mobile, the latter wasn’t included in the report filed with the SEC just three months back when Windows Phone was listed. So yeah, we’ve heard that punchline.

Microsoft knows that Windows …