In research published in the journal Evidence Based Mental Health, a team at the University of Liverpool found that many mental health apps and online programmes lack "an underlying evidence base, a lack of scientific credibility and limited clinical effectiveness".Simon Leigh, co-author of the study, argues that apps should be "well-informed, scientifically credible, peer reviewed and evidence based"."The rate at which apps come out is always going to outweigh the rate at which they can be evaluated.Mental health apps have grown in popularity at a time when psychological services have faced an increased demand and decreased resources.Many people find it hard to access services because of geography, because of mental ill health, because of physical disability.We've also found that, in the 50% of cases that do get to a GP, they're not able to guide mental health problems adequately."
the company of the Kemi location of the board mill manufactures coated and uncoated linerboard, i.e. the surface of the paperboard, which is used in corrugated cardboard manufacture.the Long development of the resulting paperboard is sold Kemiart brand, and is used, inter alia, the american beer of the store packaging.Nearly half of the chemical equal of paperboard exported to the united states."there are no other Known european forest industry products, who would have been in America the market leader", metsä Board, marketing and sales director Seppo senior vice president, head said MB.
Walk downtown in The Hague, Netherlands, and you'll find a tiny butcher shop with a giant glass window and wooden front.A selection of fresh steaks, chicken, smoked bacon, and mackerel chill inside the front counter.It looks like a retro-style butcher shop — with one major difference.The first of its kind, the shop is fittingly called The Vegetarian Butcher.Since the shop was founded in 2010, the demand for its products has grown tremendously.The shop now sells its vegetarian meats to more than 3,000 stores in 13 countries.
the Domestic cucumber tastes like Finnish that pace, that demand has overtaken supply and, told Yle.cucumber shortage has spread country-wide, as well as the K-group and S-group.the demand spike is behind the market garden association executive director Jyrki Jalkanen, in particular P-group, new vegetable halpuutus campaign.S-the group is granted the campaign caused the demand spike of the S-group stores.the K-groups instead says that the cucumber shortage is totally not an S-group halpuutus of reason.We have seen the cucumber shortage already in the December half , to tell the K-group's purchase and sales manager Liisa Eronen Yle.
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Ashley Madison s website is still up and running, and reportedly gaining users.It s been six months since extramarital dating site Ashley Madison was hacked, and now the spouses of former and current users of the site are being targeted by blackmail attempts, as well as the users themselves.Almost as soon as the database was made public, accountholders started receiving anonymous blackmail letters, first electronically and then physically.The security journalist Graham Cluley reported one such letter in December last year, which demanded $4,167 with a threat of exposing the existence of the account to people close to the victim.When the database was first made public, accounts under names including Tony Blair and Barack Obama were discovered.The blackmailer can always demand more money, and has no motivation to destroy what information they have.
A year ago, privately held online lenders like Prosper, SoFi, and Avant looked all but certain to go public at the same, if not higher, than the unicorn valuations than their venture investors have assigned them.In an SEC filing yesterday, Lending Club, which announced the surprise departure of its founder and CEO last Monday, revealed that investors who contributed a significant amount of funding for loans are now examining that performance or are otherwise reluctant to invest.But what started out as a disruptive movement known as peer-to-peer was far more novel than what it became, which, in many cases, is a front for whoever is providing some of these startups with capital to lend.While companies operating in this space come with inherent advantages — they use automated loan applications; they have no retail branches; they use electronic data sources and tech-enabled underwriting models that help them to quickly identify a borrower s credit risk –having deep-pocketed friends has made other things easier, like provide funding decisions within 48 to 72 hours.Smartly, some players are already looking to reimagine themselves as broader financial outfits.It also said last month that it s hoping to drum up more investor demand for the debt it originates by starting a hedge fund that will buy its own loans.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. s newfound love for Apple Inc. comes as the rest of Wall Street is souring on the technology stocks.Hedge funds and large speculators raised short positions in the Nasdaq 100 Index e-mini futures for a third straight week, pushing net bearish bets to the highest level in five years, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.The divergence highlights the age-old challenge: do you wait for prospects to improve before buying, or jump in when things look bleak?Sentiment toward technology has worsened as disappointing earnings from International Business Machines Corp. to Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc. fueled skepticism that the industry will quickly restore growth amid sluggish global demand and rising competition.Earnings in the current period will fall 5.9 percent, worse than any S 500 groups except for commodity producers, analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg show.While Buffett has historically avoided technology stocks, Berkshire has nibbled on the industry in recent years, adding stakes in IBM and Visa Inc.The firm held 9.81 million Apple shares, or $1.07 billion worth, as of March 31, according to a regulatory filing from the billionaire s Omaha, Nebraska-based company.Even after a 3.7 percent bounce triggered by Berkshire s disclosure of a stake Monday, Apple shares are still down 30 percent from the all-time high reached in 2015.At 10.5 times reported profit, Apple is at valued at about half the multiple of the S 500.Other tech stocks are nowhere near as cheap even after trailing the market by the most at this time of year since 2002.
A file picture of a prototype Chinese maglev train operating in a vacuum tube.Photo: SCMP PicturesChina and the United States are neck and neck in the race to develop military applications for an ultra high-speed Hyperloop transport system, according to a Chinese researcher involved in one of the projects.It will use magnetic levitation, or maglev technology, to raise the vehicle above a track and reduce friction.A major drive for the research comes from military demand, Zhao said.Most Chinese researchers used maglev systems to lift the vehicle into the air to avoid physical contact with the rail, which would generate enormous friction and heat at high speed.The maglev approach is less popular in the US, according to Zhao.
Our primary family digital photo library now at 50,000 photos , for example, still lives on our desktop as well as in the cloud , as do our Quicken finances, TurboTax taxes, and other critical files.Throw in innovative new small form factor desktops like Intel s Skull Canyon NUC and you have people who may not have considered desktops giving them a serious second look.That number is expected to eventually fall below half, but in many business environments, a fixed, large computing device is still very much an asset.The most compelling and newest demand for desktop PCs, however, is being driven by virtual reality.They still provide the best experience for a wide variety of consumer and business computing applications, and for that reason, will continue to hold an important place among technology solutions for some time to come.Bob O Donnell is the founder and chief analyst of TECHnalysis Research, LLC a technology consulting and market research firm.
REUTERS/Mike Blake Reuters - United Parcel Service Inc, the world's largest package delivery company, said on Wednesday it will expand the 3D printing services provided through its UPS Stores to create an on-demand manufacturing network starting this summer.Atlanta-based UPS and SAP SE also announced a partnership in which Europe's largest software company will provide supply chain solutions to help manufacturers get products to market more quickly and at a lower cost."Speed is critical to us and we see tremendous value" in extending SAP's capabilities further down the supply chain via UPS, said John Dulchinos, vice president for strategic capabilities at contract manufacturer Jabil Circuit Inc, in a telephone interview with Reuters.UPS already offers 3D printing services using ABSplus, an industrial grade thermoplastic, at more than 60 UPS Stores around the United States.Under the new system, customers will be able to upload digital designs to First Radius, a company specializing in 3D printing in which UPS holds a minority stake.IDC Research Inc analyst Robert Parker said the network will bring UPS only modest benefits at first because 3D printers have limited capabilities at present and few printable materials available.
Thanks to the visual social network s growing active user base, major ROI on direct response advertising, an average annual follower growth rate among brands of 100 percent and new advertising formats and capabilities being rolled out regularly, companies are investing heavily in Instagram-based promotion.Let s not forget – it took several solid years for the YouTube economy to gain enough momentum and maturity to get where it is today, with creators able to earn handsomely from sponsors and even share ad revenues with YouTube itself.Then again, if you re an Instagram influencer, then you re probably already aware of some of the opportunities out there that can earn you money, most of which are based on selling sponsored posts to brands.And as a result of this increase in demand, several new marketplaces have launched to match brands with semi-pro photographers.Simply install the free mobile app, upload the images you want to make available, and start seeing your fee tally rise.Best of all, the same photo can be sold an unlimited number of times, so skilled photographers have plenty of earning potential.
Transport ministry official Nunthapong Cherdchoo told Reuters that the services conflict with existing motorbike taxi services in the Thai capital.UberMoto, which has since launched in India and Indonesia after Bangkok, takes the company s on-demand taxi concept to two wheels.Motorbike taxis are a popular form on transport in many cities in Southeast Asia since drivers can weave the traffic-clogged roads faster than four-wheeled vehicles.This despite UberMoto debuting with the endorsement of the Thai transport police who were represent at the launch event in February.And this is Uber s full statement:Earlier this year Thailand helped Uber achieve a world-first with the launch of uberMOTO, a global pilot and our first two-wheeled ridesharing service.And we re grateful for their support when it comes to using motorbikes as couriers and to deliver food.
That last bit is particularly important—if virtual worlds don t respond to your rapid head-turning, you won t feel immersed.After consulting with chip manufacturers and various other hardware makers, Google s rolling out a Daydream-ready certification for phones.Numerous Android phone makers—including Samsung—are already lined up to offer Daydream-ready phones when the platform launches this fall.Google Photos will let you explore your photospheres in VR; Google Street View will let you explore the world without actually exploring the world; and Play Movies will come with support for copy-protected high-res videos, complete with a virtual movie theater to rest in.It ll be interesting to see how Daydream headsets and the Daydream platform perform once they finally hit the streets this fall.If it can find a happy price-to-performance medium, Daydream could help push VR into far more hands than PC-based headsets ever could.
A file picture of a prototype Chinese maglev train operating in a vacuum tube.Photo: SCMP PicturesChina s scientists are looking to develop military applications for experimental technology behind an ultra high-speed vacuum transport system, according to a researcher involved in one of the projects.It will use magnetic levitation, or maglev technology, to raise the vehicle above a track and reduce friction.A major drive for the research comes from military demand, Zhao said.Most Chinese researchers used maglev systems to lift the vehicle into the air to avoid physical contact with the rail, which would generate enormous friction and heat at high speed.The maglev approach is less popular in the US, according to Zhao.
LONDON—After satellite services providers Inmarsat PLC and Eutelsat Communications SA have worried investors with recent cuts to their sales outlook, the chief executive of rival SES SA on Wednesday said ample growth opportunities remain for his company.Shares in the Paris-based company plummeted 27% in price on the day and are down more than 32% for the month.But investors still appear to remain skeptical about the entire sector.Mr. Sabbagh is trying to persuade investors that SES isn t just buying and deploying satellites to provide capacity, but rather has managed to provide growth by tapping emerging demand, such as beaming more higher-definition television than has historically taken place.In a signal SES remains bullish about the industry s prospects, the company last month agreed to take a controlling stake in O3b Networks Ltd., which is deploying a fleet of spacecraft to beam high-speed Internet to remote locations.SES said it would spend $20 million to increase its stake from 49.1% to 50.5% and has taken a call option to acquire the rest of the stock for $710 million.
But that didn't stop some homeowners and business owners telling the BBC this month that the lycra-clad groups, typically made up of males in their twenties and thirties, are becoming a bit of a nuisance.Stephen Foster, a bookseller from Chiswick, told the BBC that he calls the gathering close to his shop "the Deliveroost.We're a retail business and what you want is people to feel comfortable walking past your shop and going into it.Otherwise that customer gets exceptionally upset about that inability to order and the restaurant likewise if they cook food and there isn t a driver to pick it up.As order volumes get much larger, they become more predictable and less volatile, allowing us to staff drivers at more of an exact level vs. that order volume.We work with our consumer base themselves to give us feedback on where they see things like that.They represent our brand, they go into the restaurants.Its really important they re the right type of person so consequently, while there may have been an article about riders congregating together, you ll see in the article there is nothing that stipulates they have done anything wrong, which is why it s quite interesting that it was a BBC News at 10 article.We re going to act on it and take it seriously but it s going to happen, it s human nature.NOW WATCH: Bumble founder: Men should stop putting these 4 things in their profilesLoading video...
Originally released way back in 1970, the unique sound of the Minimoog analog synthesizer means the hardware is still in demand today.But since Moog stopped producing the synths back in 1981, they re incredibly rare and expensive now—unless you re happy to add this sofa equivalent to your studio.The sofa s outer shell is made from washing machine-safe canvas that s been printed with an oversized Minimoog design using eco-friendly inks.It s filled with polystyrene beads, which means that without a frame it probably feels more like plunking down on a bean bag chair instead of a sofa—but that s still a great place to take a nap.Pricing is around $420 so it s definitely more expensive than a nondescript bean bag chair.If you still want to make music with it, just go download Moog s new $30 synthesizer app and curl up with your smartphone.
Finding a job can be a struggle, but it always helps to look in the right places.Each city s ranking is based on its Glassdoor Job Score, which is determined by weighing four major factors: how easy it is to a job there, how affordable the area is, job satisfaction, and general work-life balance.Glassdoor also includes each city s median pay, median home value, and the number of current job openings.They also mention some of the jobs with the highest demand in each area.Here are the top 10:San Jose, CASan Francisco, CASeattle, WABoston, MAWashington, D.C.Austin, TXSalt Lake City, UTRaleigh-Durham, NCMinneapolis-St. Paul, MIOklahoma City, OKLast year s top city, Raleigh, has been bumped down to eighth place and replaced by San Jose, where the median base salary is $112,000.No other city on the list comes anywhere close to that.
Government plans to introduce broadband USO, reform communications code and implement driverless car framework all confirmed in state opening of parliamentThe government has confirmed plans to introduce a 10Mbps universal service obligation USO and reform to the Electronic Communications Code ECC to make it easier for communications providers to rollout broadband and mobile phone infrastructure.As detailed in the Queen s speech, a new Digital Economy Bill will give every household the right to demand the new USO, but might have to contribute financially to the cost of connection in the most remote areas.BT has already indicated a willingness to help deliver the new USO, but industry body techUK has warned against using the USO to connect the final five percent and has urged the government to look at other measures such as removing barriers to investment and further public subsidy.The legal mechanisms of the proposed USO allow for the speed to be increased – something other companies have urged the government to do in the future.Communications providers have generally welcomed the proposals to reform the ECC.They long called to have the same access to sites as the level enjoyed by utilities firms, claiming the cost of upgrading and deploying new infrastructure was too expensive because of the rents demanded by landowners.
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