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Pressure grows on Hungary to let Soros-founded school remain

Pharma news - March 31, 2017 - 2:44pm

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Pressure is growing on the Hungarian government to withdraw a draft bill on higher education that could lead to the closure of the Central European University in Budapest, which was founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros.

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Bill Nye-backed startup is using particle accelerator tech to make solar power accessible

Pharma news - March 31, 2017 - 2:40pm

After hitting more than $7 million in reservations as part of a Reg A+ equity crowdfunding campaign and getting a stamp of approval from celebrity scientist Bill Nye, Santa Monica-based solar company Rayton Solar has some big plans for the future. Its goal? Using particle accelerator technology to bring down the cost of solar panel manufacturing and hasten a transition of world energy usage to more of a reliance on solar installations. It’s a tall order, to be sure. But founder Andrew Yakub has felt like the clock has been ticking for a while now, and he’s been thinking about this since Rayton’s founding in 2012 back when he was a design engineer at the UCLA Particle Beam Physics Laboratory. In addition to that, he also had a solar installation company that depended on a federal grant program which was set to soon expire. Yakub saw there needed to be a better and lower cost way of installing solar. What Rayton does, in short, is use float-zone silicon -- the highest grade available, and also used by NASA. The company’s method involves use of a particular accelerator to produce extremely small silicon wafers, a process that Rayton says cuts the cost to manufacture solar panels by more than 60 percent. And it also creates panels that are 25 percent more efficient, the company says. Why is Yakub passionate about this work? Easy. “Solar,” he says, “is the future.” According to one estimate, the solar panel market is set to grow from $24.2 billion in 2014 to more than $180 billion by 2021. “And the accelerator is the core technology that makes all of this work,” Yakub says. “We can make 100 times as many solar panels for the same amount of silicon that’s used to make just one panel today. We can also use the higher quality, electronics grade silicon, and when you use that kind you get a 25 percent increase in sunlight conversion efficiency. So that means 25 percent less panels on your roof or in a solar farm. Twenty-five percent less land usage, and it also lowers the cost of the installation and racking systems.” Rayton is a 7-person company right now, with a research facility in Santa Monica. Yakub estimates growing to 10 employees by the time its pilot production line is built in Los Angeles. The company has an accelerator on the way that it’s purchased that’ll be arriving about nine months from now. Once that’s up and running, Rayton estimates another 12 to 18 months to be commercially producing solar modules. The company got itself on Nye’s radar, because, well, it reached out to him. He came out, Yakub said, and “vetted the technology. It had to be something for him to really appreciate and get behind, to want to help us.” And help them he did, in part by making a video for them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA8fKlfcA7E Meanwhile, Rayton’s team includes scientists, engineers, professors and entrepreneurs. The company’s plan is to sell to retailers, contractors and wholesalers who will then supply consumers. Longer term, the plan is to build out the pilot manufacturing line -- to get that up and running -- and once Rayton is at that point, it can either scale up the technology and produce more or license the technology out to a larger manufacturer. As context for the imperative behind its technology, Rayton cites an estimate from the International Energy Agency that expects renewable energy to be "the largest single source of electricity growth over the next five years." What’s more, according to the company, the global energy market is projected to grow to over $10.4 trillion by 2020. Twenty years after that, renewables are expected to command 60 percent of new capacity and two-thirds of power investment around the world. With renewables on the way to becoming the primary method of generating power, Rayton wants to be a leader in the sector. “I believe that by the year 2050, we’re going to have over 50 percent of the world’s energy coming from solar installations,” Yakub said. “And this technology will help get us there faster. We need companies to figure out how to mass produce this, at an increased level of quality and a decreased level of cost.”

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FBI releases 9/11 Pentagon photos

Pharma news - March 31, 2017 - 2:38pm

Never-seen photographs from the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon released by the FBI this week show the massive devastation that faced first responders. Twenty-seven pictures from that day depict the crushed walls, blazing fires and eviscerated interiors of the seat of the US Department of Defense. The American Airlines jet that struck the Pentagon was one of four airliners hijacked by Al-Qaeda teams and used as weapons in the deadliest terror attack ever on US soil.

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Verizon will offer a cheap streaming TV package this year, report claims

Pharma news - March 31, 2017 - 2:19pm

2017 is shaping up to be the year that anyone who hates their cable provider can finally ditch the set-top box. Verizon is just the latest company said to be offering a pay-TV service, after the likes of AT&T and YouTube have already jumped into the world of streaming TV.

According to Bloomberg, Verizon has been working with content owners to secure licenses for a streaming pay-TV service, which will launch to customers nationwide. Much like AT&T's DirecTV Now offering, you won't have to be a Verizon customer to sign up for its streaming TV service, although you might get a discount if you have other Verizon services.

There's no details yet on pricing, although if Verizon wants to compete with Sling, DirecTV Now and YouTube, it will need to be aimed around the $30-per-month level for a basic package. That's well under what traditional TV packages have cost, and once you include the price of a set-top box rental, it's less than the "skinny" cable packages offered by Verizon.

Regardless of whether Verizon's offering is any good, the prospect of numerous nationwide TV bundles being available to customers is fantastic news for fans of competition. The reason cable TV has been so expensive in the past is because there's typically very little competition available in any particular reason. If you want to watch college football, you've basically got to pay your local cable company or be good at illegal streaming.

With the prospect of Verizon, AT&T, YouTube and maybe even Comcast all competing for your streaming TV $$$, we could finally have some real competition in the pay-TV market.

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Serial killer died from head injuries; Ohio inmate suspected

Pharma news - March 31, 2017 - 1:58pm

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A fellow inmate is suspected of fatally beating a serial killer dubbed the "Angel of Death" inside the cell where he was serving multiple life sentences, authorities said Friday.

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This Is What the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Will Look Like, Basically

Pharma news - March 31, 2017 - 1:43pm

A fan forum's renderings, based on Wrangler spy shots, give us our best look yet at the 2018 Wrangler Unlimited.

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U.S. Army: Foreign Tanks Are Now "Competitive" to the M1 Abrams

Pharma news - March 31, 2017 - 1:42pm

Foreign designs, both friendly and not so friendly, have caught up to the venerable M1.

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Charleston church shooter to plead guilty to murder charges

Pharma news - March 31, 2017 - 1:36pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is set to plead guilty to state murder charges, avoiding a second death sentence and effectively bringing to a close the prosecutions against him for the 2015 slaughter.

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South Africa's ANC divided, Zuma undermined by cabinet reshuffle

Pharma news - March 31, 2017 - 1:35pm

By Mfuneko Toyana and Tanisha Heiberg JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - President Jacob Zuma's midnight sacking of his finance minister shook South African markets on Friday, undermining his authority and threatening to split the African National Congress (ANC) that has governed since the end of apartheid. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is one of the leading candidates to replace Zuma as ANC president, described the decision to remove Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as "totally, totally unacceptable". The comments by Ramaphosa, who usually publicly backs Zuma, were a sign of deepening divisions in the ANC that are likely to worsen until the party elects a new leader in December.

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10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Pharma news - March 31, 2017 - 1:22pm

We've arrived at the last day of the first quarter and if you ask us, there's no better way to celebrate than with a nice list of 10 paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. You've got 18 more days to save up before that tax bill is due, and we'll do our part to help by ensuring you don't spend a dime on apps.

These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged.


Normally $1.99.

With MagicShrink app you can losslessly compress all your JPEG photos, and get extra ~10% free space from original library size.
If you don't worry about superquality you can use lossy compression to get even more space.

- smart algorithm for lossless compression
- lossy compression
- batch image processing
- preserves exif data

Download MagicShrink

Able Black

Normally $1.99.

Able Black is an immersive story experience that uses images and sound to guide you through a series of puzzles.

Able is a lonely android struggling with his Citizenship Exam, a test he must pass if he doesn’t want to be shut down. Follow Able as he searches for purpose and a way out of isolation. Discover the secrets of Ark 19, an underground habitat designed to save humanity from disaster. Find out why Able has been left alone in the ark. Uncover what’s hidden there. Take the Citizenship Exam and discover who Able Black really is.

Navigate through five chapters of story text and experience the Citizenship Exam as Able does. After each chapter you’ll be faced with a series of questions that put you in the shoes of Able Black. Answer poetic riddles that echo the theme of each chapter. Solve cryptic puzzles to unlock Able’s story.

Able Black is part story, part game, and full of secrets.

This experience includes puzzles that some users may find challenging. If you need some help head to www.ableblack.com or visit the Able Black Facebook page www.facebook.com/AbleBlackSleepwalker

Download Able Black

Space Cheese

Normally $0.99.

A simple and fun "just one more go" arcade game.

Cheese has finally discovered how to propel itself into space - it just needs a little help with steering!

Guide the cheese as it rockets further and further out of the Solar System, towards Deep Space!

How far will you get?

Download Space Cheese

EXIF Viewer

Normally $2.99.

*** Featured by Apple on US and Canada Appstore ***
EXIF Viewer is beautiful App along with Photos Extension, Recent Photo's EXIF Widget and iMessage App. It is well crafted app for professional photographers who are serious about their work. It's an universal app, buy once, use on all your iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch).

▸ App allows you to remove EXIF metadata including Photos GPS location known as Geotagging of photos.
▸ App displays EXIF metadata of any photo on your iOS device(s), Photo Stream or iCloud.
▸ Display EXIF tags like ISO,Shutter Speed,Focal length,Camera Model,Lens Model,Time stamp,Aperture,Shutter Count
▸ Ability to Zoom in photos,even with large size like 80 MB without loosing clarity / resolution.
▸ Re-order EXIF tags in the way you prefer & ability to hide EXIF tags that you don't want to see.
▸ Select your preferred date formats (eg 1 day ago vs August 24th 2014 vs 24-08-2016 etc).
▸ You can optionally hide photos without EXIF metadata.
▸ Navigate quickly between next and previous photos in Exif detail screen by swiping right or left.
▸ App works great on landscape and portrait mode on iPads.
▸ App is optimised for all latest iOS Devices including iPhone 5SE,iPhone 6S,iPhone 6s+,iPad Mini,iPad air,iPad Pro.
▸ App also support 3D Touch on iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus (or newer device with 3D Touch support). Including Appshortcut to access "Favorites","Photostreams","Albums","All photos" quickly. Also Peek and POP functionality on ExifCards and photos in grid view.
▸ Ability to share Image with or without EXIF Metadata.
▸ Copy EXIF data to Clipboard (So that you can paste & share EXIF data as text in any other app).
▸ Most Messaging and Social networking apps remove EXIF Metadata from photos you send/receive. However, sending photos using Mail/ AirDrop retains or SD Card reader/Camera connection kit etc retains EXIF metadata.

HOW TO REMOVE EXIF METADATA on iPhone or iPad using Exif Viewer app by Fluntro
You have option to remove EXIF data in two different ways
1) Overwrite newly created photo without EXIF data on original image (However other apps can revert back to original photo if needed)
2) Create duplicate copy of photo without EXIF details. (We also have option to remove original photo after duplicated copy is created)

1) EXIF Cards List view (as shown in screenshot), swipe to flip cards for Quick EXIF Details
2) Grid view
3) Map view shows cluster of photos on the map and view EXIF Details by tapping on photo (Satellite & Standard view)

Go to Settings > Manage & reorder Exif data tags.Drag and drop items you want to reorder. Turn off EXIF tags you don't want to see on EXIF Detail screen.

1) Open Native Photos App (or any other 3rd Party apps). Select desired photo (s) and tap on Share/Action button. Select ExifViewer app extension
2) Exif Viewer App extension with all EXIF details would be displayed.
3) Share photos with or without EXIF metadata or copy EXIF details to clipboard within Photos Extension.

▸ No in-app purchases will be added to this app in a future update. So all upcoming features will be free of cost.

Download EXIF Viewer


Normally $1.99.

Hold the world in your hands. Currency is a simple converter for travelers. It has a beautiful interface for quick access to conversions you need. With over 160 currencies from all over the world you'll always be up to date, when you're connected to the internet or lost deep in the Amazon.
· 160+ currencies
· Offline Mode
· Always up to date
· Simple gesture interface
· Live historical charts
Search through 160 currencies via name, code, or country. Each with a custom designed flag. Save currencies to your favorites with one tap.

Keep as many currencies as you wish in the favorites list. These always stay up to date and are conveniently one swipe away underneath the keyboard. You can remove favorites by swiping left.

Swipe the keyboard down to access favorites, swipe it left for quick access to historical charts. Tap on your favorites to set the base currency. Remove the base currency amount by pushing it off screen or restore it by dragging it back.

View 6 months of historical data that update live to the converted amount. Make decisions from the trend line to find the best time to convert money.

Download Currency

Text to image

Normally $0.99.

Input text, convert text to image

- text can be added interference
- Simple
- Fast

Download Text to image


Normally $1.99.

SPEEDOMETER - Displays your current speed, average and top speed, traveled distance in KM and Miles, trip time and map and compass for a better orientation. Also, you can create custom speed limits which have several tones for alerts, setup custom accelerations speed. There are no complicated setup menus for that, which is very convenient!

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

GPS accuracy for speed and tracking on map every day activity, can display simultaneously trips for several days for comparison of the routes.

Head-Up Display or HUD - with the help of this function, you will be able to reflect the speedometer readings right on the windshield of your car. Just swipe Left/Right! Fast and easy!

- MPH and KMH
- Map with autolocator, Compass and Altitude meter
- Maximum and Average speed
- HUD to display speed on the windshield
- Portrait or Landscape mode
- Swipe finger to adjust the screen brightness
- Odometer to measure distance traveled
- Graphically displayed GPS accuracy
- Amazing graphics and animation


Super Space X

Normally $0.99.

In Super Space X you control the Intruder 53X, a spacecraft which carries a special load.

Dodge meteorites, laser rays and plasma balls to pass to the next level and achieve your goal but, be careful because the game it’s not easy at all. Scenes are designed for you to do your best at every second. You won’t have time to relax.

Get the different types of capsules that will help you to improve your scores and win the game.

- The red capsule will help you to destroy asteroids.
- The blue capsule will give you points and you could get your shield back.

The game has nine stages with a design that will complicate things to avoid you get your goals.

Super Space X is a game developed by Black Cube with music by Mr. Spastic, Gregoire Lourme and other artists.


- 9 scenes in which you can play and improve your scores.
- Pixel Art design.
- 60 constant FPS.
- Share your achievements using Game Center.
- Ultra-adjusted difficulty.
- Easy and intuitive control.
- Music by Mr. Spastic, Gregorio Lourme and other artists.

Download Super Space X

Doc Scanner

Normally $0.99.

With ‘DocScanner’ app you can scan documents, photos, receipts, reports, or just about anything you might need in your day to day life. This app is lightening fast and designed for both phone and tablet

a) Fantastic Document Scanner + Pdf converter
Use your phone camera to scan receipts, notes, invoices, whiteboard discussions, business cards, certificates, articles , books, etc. and covert them to pdf and send via email as attachment or share to cloud services

b) Easy Upload :
Upload your files to cloud services like iCloud , google drive , Evernote, dropbox and One Drive plus share across multiple devices.
c) Better Scan Quality
Smart cropping and auto enhancing makes the texts and graphics look clear and sharp
d) Optical Character Recognition ( OCR) : Extract Texts from Images for further editing or .txt sharing with OCR
e) Easy File Sharing
Easily share docs in PDF or JPEG format with others via social media, email attachment.

f) Instant Print
Print out docs instantly with readily available printer

A single app that works on phone and tablet ! Get your Copy now !

Download Doc Scanner


Normally $0.99.

***** 75% OFF for a limited time! *****
Send up to 6 photos in 1 email. More than 50.000 downloads worldwide!
NEW: Combine all images into one PDF and send via email.

“I love it! It does exactly what it says. It sends multiple photos! Thanks.”
***** | Lucille1031930, USA

“Permite coger varias fotos del archivo y enviarlas por correo todas al mismo tiempo.”
***** | Radrof, Spain

***** | MiniMissMonde74, France

“Extremely intuitive and easy to use and it surely trumps the Apple way. [...] PhotoSendr is a must have app for anyone who frequently mails pictures to friends and family.”
**** | All Things Apple

If you have problems using the app please email me at photosendr@gmail.com or request features from within the app, just tap "settings" and then "send feedback". Leaving bad reviews doesn't help me get things fixed. An email instead can give me the information I need to look into an issue and make PhotoSendr better for everyone.

How PhotoSendr works:
1) Take a picture or choose from the library
2) Tap "Email photos" and choose recipients from your address book or send to your mailing list

Optional: send as PDF
- tap "PDF" bottom left

Optional: set up a mailing list
- tap "Settings" top right
- choose recipients from your address book

Who is using PhotoSendr:
- Friends: to share event or travel photos
- Parents & Grandparents: to share photos of kids and grandkids (to share privately or to share the photos with a mailing list of friends and family)
- Bloggers: to post photography, home decor, travel shots all at once
- Real Estate agents: to share photos of the properties they manage with a list of prospect buyers
- Coworkers: to share whiteboarding sessions as one, easy-to-print PDF.

- Improved way to choose addresses from your address book and create a mailing list
- Photos set in PhotoSendr are saved until they are deleted by tapping "Clear images" or shaking the device. This makes it easier to send the same set of photos to different groups of friends.
- Send as PDF

Download PhotoSendr

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The Latest: Judge approves Trump University settlement

Pharma news - March 31, 2017 - 1:20pm

A judge approved an agreement Friday to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University.

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Bombed in Their Homes, Civilians in Mosul Blame Reckless Coalition Forces

Pharma news - March 31, 2017 - 1:16pm

As the war to retake the city from the Islamic State intensifies, a terrified population fears the worst.

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Comcast says it will not sell customer browsing histories

Pharma news - March 31, 2017 - 1:15pm

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Comcast Corp said Friday it would not sell customers’ individual internet browsing information, days after the U.S. Congress approved legislation reversing Obama administration era internet privacy rules. The bill would repeal regulations adopted in October by the Federal Communications Commission under the Obama administration requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc. The easing of restrictions has sparked growing anger on social media sites. "We do not sell our broadband customers’ individual web browsing history. We did not do it before the FCC’s rules were adopted, and we have no plans to do so," said Gerard Lewis, Comcast's chief privacy officer.

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U.S. Zika vaccine begins second phase of testing

Reuters Health News - March 31, 2017 - 1:09pm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Researchers have begun the second phase of testing of a Zika vaccine developed by U.S. government scientists in a trial that could yield preliminary results as early as the end of 2017.
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Heroin Use Rises Among White Adults

Pharma news - March 31, 2017 - 12:59pm

"Heroin is an urgent concern in the United States," with risks from the drug including overdoses, death, infectious diseases and harm to social relationships, the researchers, led by Dr. Silvia Martins, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York City, wrote in the study.

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U.S. judge invalidates Acorda multiple sclerosis drug patents

Reuters Health News - March 31, 2017 - 12:53pm
(Reuters) - A federal judge in Delaware on Friday struck down key patents held by Acorda Therapeutics Inc related to its multiple sclerosis drug Ampyra, causing the stock to tumble 24 percent before trading was halted.
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Gibraltar's leader furious over EU Brexit proposal

Pharma news - March 31, 2017 - 12:45pm

In guidelines unveiling the EU's position in upcoming negotiations for Britain to exit the bloc, a clause stipulates that Spain must have a say over whether any post-Brexit deal applies to the tiny rocky outcrop at the southern tip of the Iberian peninsula Madrid has long wanted back. The clause is likely to face a fierce backlash from London, which has long been engaged in a sovereignty row with Spain over Gibraltar and has pledged to stand by its overseas territory known as the Rock. "This is a disgraceful attempt by Spain to manipulate the European Council for its own, narrow, political interests," Picardo said in a statement.

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Video shows LA deputy ignoring shooting call

Pharma news - March 31, 2017 - 12:41pm

An LA County Sheriff's Deputy was caught on camera ignoring a shooting alert.

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Clinton knocks Trump for proposing cuts to US diplomacy

Pharma news - March 31, 2017 - 12:39pm

"We are seeing signals of a shift that truly alarms us all," the former Democratic presidential candidate told hundreds of students at Georgetown University in Washington. "This administration's proposed cuts in international health, development and diplomacy would be a blow to women and children and a grave mistake for our country," said the Democrat, who ran the State Department from 2009 to 2013. Clinton said today's "complex and interconnected world" requires continued American leadership on multiple fronts, not merely a focus on one or two priorities.

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U.N. chief alarmed by Israel's approval of new settlement

Pharma news - March 31, 2017 - 12:31pm

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is disappointed and alarmed by Israel's decision to build a new settlement on land the Palestinians seek for a state and has condemned the move, his spokesman said on Friday. Israel's security cabinet on Thursday approved the building of the first new settlement in the occupied West Bank in two decades, even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu negotiates with Washington on a possible curb of settlement activity.

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