The expanding hair and beauty industry is growing the exploitation of hair care products and smaller pack sizes in the market help to increase the consumption volume, thus fueling the market growth.Get a Free Sample Now @ global Hair Care market is segmented by product, application, gender, distribution channel and end-user.The key players for the Global Hair Care Market are Unilever, L’ORÉAL, Shandong Baisheng Biotechnology Co., Ltd, OLVEA Group, Oriflame Cosmetics AG, REVLON Inc, Shiseido Company, Limited, Henkel Corporations (Schwarzkopf Professional), Kao Corporation, Amway, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., and Procter & Gamble Co.The large share is majorly attributed to the presence of developed economies such as the U.K., Italy, and others and growing cosmetic industries within the region.Further, the global GDP followed a rough course from the year 2014 to 2016.
Abundant and healthy wildlife populations are a cultural and ecological treasure in the United States.Over time, however, the decisions about how agencies manage wildlife have become highly contested: How should managers handle human-wildlife conflict, endangered species restoration and predator control?Researchers found large declines over time in several states for the group of people defined as traditionalists, or those who believe animals should be used for purposes that benefit humans, like hunting and medical research."What's surprising is that the decline in traditionalists in some states is happening at a really rapid pace," said Michael Manfredo, one of the study's lead investigators and head of the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at CSU.While diversity continues to grow across the United States, the wildlife profession is dominated by white males: 91 percent of agency respondents identified as white and 72 percent identified as male.Results from the research show that 50 percent of Hispanic residents and 43 percent of Asians identified as mutualists, compared to 32 percent of Whites, and both groups have half as many traditionalists.
The tech industry and privacy advocates have found themselves at odds lately, but they're on the same side when it comes to a hotly contested Supreme Court case, which will decide whether the Trump administration can ask people if they are US citizens on the 2020 Census.The Bureau hasn't asked a citizenship question of all households since 1950, but this White House is particularly focused on immigration issues.Indeed, court documents show that immigration hard-liners, including former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, discussed adding the question in the earliest days of Trump's presidency.The overwhelming fear, backed up by the Bureau's researchers, is that non-citizens will be afraid to answer honestly and either skip the Census or provide inaccurate information.Business leaders say that the inclusion of a citizenship question will taint valuable data that they rely on, while privacy groups argue that the government hasn't done the bare minimum to vet the impact of collecting that information.These assessments are supposed to include an analysis of what information is being collected, why it's being collected, its intended use, who it will be shared with, and how it will be secured, among other things.
San Francisco has hit the mid-point for its one-year electric scooter pilot program.In a slide deck to be presented at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors meeting tomorrow, the SFMTA reports that there were 242,398 electric scooter trips between October 2018 and February 2019.What especially jumps out is the fact that Skip accounted for 90 percent of all rides.It seems that’s a result of consistently having more scooter availability than its rival, Scoot .On the flip side, Skip’s high number of devices and 218,000 trips made resulted in 34 collisions — 18 of which caused injuries.Some of the promises related to electric scooter usage have touched on fewer car trips and better access to transportation for people in low-income areas.
Microsoft thinks the Federal Communications Commission is vastly undercounting the number of Americans who still don't have access to broadband internet.In a Monday blog post, the tech giant said it found that 162.8 million people aren't using the internet at broadband speeds.That's a much greater number than the 25 million Americans the FCC estimates don't have access to broadband.The FCC builds its coverage map, which has been widely criticized as inaccurate, using data that internet service providers report twice a year via what's called Form 477.Microsoft said this form is too broad and that FCC mapping based on census blocks lacks specificity."The FCC data is based on census blocks, the smallest unit used by the US Census Bureau -- though in rural areas, these blocks can be quite large," John Kahan, chief data analytics officer at Microsoft, wrote in the blog post.
To try to fend off disinformation that could taint the 2020 US census, the Census Bureau reportedly is enlisting help from companies that have lots of experience with fake news: Facebook, Google and Twitter.The bureau has gotten "initial commitments" from the three tech giants to aid in combating disinformation campaigns, according to a report Wednesday by Reuters.The census would be a prime target for foreign and domestic agents because of the impact the numbers have on US election districts and how $800 billion in federal spending would be allocated each year.Facebook, Google, Twitter and the Census Bureau didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.The tech giants have been in the hot seat since Russian operatives used their platforms to spread fake news and sow division during the 2016 US presidential election.Since then, the companies have boasted hiring thousands of human content moderators and developing artificial intelligence tools to fight against the attacks.
Anyone with a small business will know about the imminent deadline of 1 April, when VAT returns become digital.Quick to seize an opportunity, several companies have developed software to ease the task.The digitisation of tax raises the wider issue of whether technology will help the Office for National Statistics (ONS) put together faster and more reliable measures of the state of the economy.Ron Jarmin, the deputy director of the US Census Bureau, writes in the latest issue of the top ranked Journal of Economic Perspectives that: “current measurement programs are not keeping pace with the changing economy, and current methods for collecting and disseminating statistical information are not sustainable”.For example, national accounting bodies such as the ONS and the Bureau of Economic Affairs in America still rely heavily on sample surveys for their information.The intellectual conservatism of outfits such as the ONS is illustrated by measurements of well-being, or happiness.
Even so, the National Council on Aging reports that: "Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans."Providing a virtual electronic safety net, help can be just a button push away.Medical Guardian offers a comprehensive suite of services that form an “always-on-call, personal emergency response system.” This starts with personalization options, and the system can be configured for cord cutters without a landline, and for coverage of outdoor areas via a simple setup process.The account gets accessed via the MyGuardian Customer Care portal for payment options and additional resources.For those times that a fall victim may have gone unresponsive, often due to another medical condition (for example stroke, seizure or cardiac arrhythmia) being the cause of the fall, as opposed to slipping on a rug, there is an integrated Automatic Fall Alert to assist.At the low end is the Classic Guardian system, that features a base station that connects to a landline, with a watch-style device that maintains a connection to the base station across over 1300 square feet, and starts at $29.95 monthly.
Early-stage startups throughout much of the U.S. are able to raise larger sums today than any other point in at least a decade, and there are more early-stage rounds than ever, both in North America and globally.(Note: “Early-stage” is defined here as Series A and Series B rounds, plus smaller rounds from several other round types, including equity crowdfunding and convertible notes.)We quantified that companies on the coasts raise more than their inland counterparts and found some indications that the Midwest lags the rest of the nation.To find this and more, we aggregated round size data for more than 30,000 early-stage venture rounds struck with U.S.-based companies between the start of 2008 and the end of 2018.We segmented the data by the U.S. Census Bureau’s map of regions and “divisions” (basically, subregions by a different label), took the mean (average) early-stage deal size for each calendar quarter and displayed each region against the national average.But startups in these regions don’t hold a monopoly on raising lots of money from venture capitalists.
The radiology information system has the ability to handle a massive amount of data in the form of images, demographics, clinical information, patient history, billing, and scheduling in one system thereby allowing efficient workflow management and rapid communication among healthcare professionals.The increasing spending on the healthcare IT sector, increasing applications of RIS, the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, and growing elderly population are expected to drive market growth.According to the United States Census Bureau, around 49.2 million adults aged 65 and above were present in the US as of 2016.Moreover, the National Cancer Institute in 2016 reported that an estimated 595,690 people died from cancer and 1,685,210 new cases of the disease were diagnosed in the US.However, the lack of skilled radiology professionals, security concerns, and the high cost of software may hamper the growth of the market.In 2016, the Americas held the highest share of the market at 40.3%, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific with shares of 34.5% and 17.5%, respectively.The global radiology information systems market, by type, is segmented into an integrated radiology information system and standalone radiology information system.The global radiology information systems market, by component, is segmented into software, services, and hardware.The global radiology information systems market, by deployment, is segmented into cloud-based/web-based and on-premise.By end user, the global radiology information systems market is segmented into hospitals and clinics, research and academic institutes, and others.The global radiology information systems market is expected to have a value of USD 1,111.1 million by 2023 from USD 692.5 million in 2017 and is expected to register a CAGR of 8.20% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2023.
(Jan. 10, 2019)--Although the popularity of rooftop solar panels has skyrocketed because of their benefits to consumers and the environment, the deployment has predominantly occurred in white neighborhoods, even after controlling for household income and home ownership, according to a study by researchers from Tufts University and the University of California, Berkeley, published today in the journal Nature Sustainability.While solar energy is a popular, cost-effective, sustainable source of energy that can be deployed at large, utility-scale projects as well as on individual rooftops, deployment of rooftop solar has been uneven."Solar power is crucial to meeting the climate goals presented by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, but we can and need to deploy solar more broadly so that it benefits all people, regardless of race and ethnicity," said Deborah Sunter, Ph.D., a professor of mechanical engineering at the School of Engineering at Tufts, and the study's lead author.Researchers combined data from Google's Project Sunroof on existing rooftop solar installations across the United States with demographic data, including household income, home ownership, and ethnicity and race, from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey."Advances in remote sensing and in 'big data' science enable us not only to take a unique look at where solar is deployed but also to combine that with census and demographic data to chart who gets to benefit from the solar energy revolution," said Sergio Castellanos, Ph.D., a research faculty at UC Berkeley's Energy and Resources Group and the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE).The study found that for the same median household income:
About 35 years ago, to celebrate the coming of the year 1984 -- made popular decades earlier by George Orwell's dystopian novel -- Isaac Asimov was asked to write about what the year 2019 might look like.The famed futurist and author wrote of a world dominated by computers and robots, where technology has replaced teachers and industrial workers but also has created new opportunities for work and leisure.In my elementary school at the time, almost all the computers were in a single room, a "lab" that young minds were allowed to visit perhaps twice a week to spend a wondrous hour or two playing Oregon Trail.The idea of a personal computer as a necessity was just beginning to take hold: Only 8.2 percent of US households had a computer in 1984, according to the US Census Bureau (PDF).By 2017, nearly 91 percent of households had some kind of computing device.It's always a little amusing, however, that Asimov and others completely missed how computers have most influenced daily life in the 21st century -- in the form of mobile devices.
As part of NASA's latest launch to the International Space Station on Dec. 5, the space agency sent up 5,600 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.The cargo mission supports the ISS's crewmembers and dozens of experiments on the orbiting space lab.Included in that payload is equipment for several science experiments and the potential to help with macular degeneration and research that may significantly improve wound healing – especially tissue regeneration.HOW AMERICA CAN GET ITS SLICE OF THE $1 TRILLION SPACE ECONOMYFormer NASA astronaut Terry Virts, who logged 212 days in space and conducted three spacewalks totaling more than 19 hours, added to that and said the experiments conducted in a zero-gravity environment, especially medical experiments, have a pretty "profound potential" to help humans on Earth."One of the benefits in zero-gravity is that you can grow things like tissues or crystals where there's no weight," Virts told Fox News.
As of Monday, three major wildfires — the Camp, Hill, and Woolsey fires— have killed dozens of people and scorched hundreds of thousands of acres of forests and infrastructure.The Camp Fire, which is located north of Sacramento, quickly burned the entire town of Paradise to the ground.These photos provide an incredible view of how large and intense the fires are, and how quickly they've grown.As of Monday, California was dealing with three major wildfires.On Thursday, dry, warm winds — including gusts of about 50 mph — blew through northern California.Climate change is drying out more vegetation in the region, increasing the risk that spreading embers will grow into larger blazes.
Nearly 3,000 polling locations were consolidated or shut down between 2012 and 2016, according to the Election Assistance Commission, following the shuttering of 12,000 from 2008 to 2012.In addition to a handful of cities like Dallas, Houston, Tampa, and the Twin Cities, ride-sharing companies like Uber, Lyft, Line, Via, and Lime plan to extend promotional rates to voters en route to ballot boxes.They have a measurable impact on voter turnout, studies show — the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement estimates that 15 million people didn’t vote in the 2016 election because they couldn’t reach a physical polling place, and a Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data found that a lack of transportation was one of the top 10 reasons registered voters don’t follow through.“Any time you create additional hoops that voters have to jump through, it hurts – particularly when it affects the poorest, most at-risk, and vulnerable citizens,” John Powers, counsel for the Voting Rights Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, said in a statement this week.Uber will offer $10 off rides to polling places on November 6, the company said late last month.A dedicated Poll Button button in the Uber app will pinpoint nearby vote sites and prompt users to book a ride with a special promo code, which will be made available on Election Day.
One of the company’s cashier-less Go convenience stores opened in San Francisco last week, with another store opening in the city later this year and more planned for Chicago and New York City in 2019.Coupled with Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods last year, these Go stores give us a glimpse into a future hybrid form of retail that Amazon could use to expand from e-commerce into real-world purchases at restaurants, grocery stores, and elsewhere.Understanding why the company is interested in those sectors, and what its real competitors are, is the key to understanding how we buy everything in the future will change.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has always set out to build the Everything Store, but it’s increasingly clear that to accomplish that, Amazon will have to become the do-everything company.It seemed like Amazon could do no wrong, and that its bold vision of a future where Amazon makes or sells you every possible product was well on its way to becoming the reality.But October was remarkably less rosy.
Even after only one hour of screen time daily, children and teens may begin to have less curiosity, lower self-control, less emotional stability and a greater inability to finish tasks, reports San Diego State University psychologist Jean Twenge and University of Georgia psychology professor W. Keith Campbell.Twenge and Campbell's results were published in an article, "Associations between screen time and lower psychological well-being among children and adolescents: Evidence from a population-based study," which appeared this month in Preventative Medicine Reports.Twenge and Campbell were particularly interested in associations between screen time and diagnoses of anxiety and depression in youth, which has not yet been studied in great detail.Their findings provide broader insights at a time when youth have greater access to digital technologies and are spending more time using electronic technology purely for entertainment, and also as health officials are trying to identify best practices for managing technology addiction."Previous research on associations between screen time and psychological well-being among children and adolescents has been conflicting, leading some researchers to question the limits on screen time suggested by physician organizations," Twenge and Campbell wrote in their paper.Also, a growing body of research indicates that this amount of screen time has adverse effects on the overall health and well-being of youth.
Last year, Hurricane Harvey caused an estimated $125 billion in damage to the state of Texas, with Houston one of the cities hardest hit.Today, the city government is still grappling with one of the most contentious parts of hurricane recovery: how to fairly dole out money to the homeowners and renters who need it most.To assist in the process, Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department in February awarded a three-year, $1.28 million contract to Civis Analytics, a Chicago-based data science startup founded by Dan Wagner, the chief analytics officer in former President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign.Flood victims who have been overlookedIn the days after a hurricane, FEMA sends representatives to the affected areas to help guide residents through the process of applying for assistance.The Small Business Administration also makes low-interest loans available for homeowners, renters, and businesses.
Tinder has partnered up with nonprofit Rock the Vote for a second time, in the hopes of driving young people to the polls through in-app messaging.The company claims a young adult user base where more than half are in the 18 to 24 demographic, and believes it’s well-positioned to mobilize younger voters during the 2018 U.S.It’s critical to get these voters to the polls, as only 46.1 percent of the 18 to 29-year old turned out to vote during the 2016 election, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the company notes.Tinder says it will begin to share “fun facts” with its users during election season right in the app – like the volumes of voter registrations and other anecdotes related to past and upcoming elections.These facts will have a particular focus on those that of most interest to Tinder’s younger users.For example, some that will be shared include: “Did you know that only about 40% of eligible voters turn up for the midterm elections?,” and “Even though millennials make up 25% of the population, they make up less than 5% of state legislatures,” plus, “The average American is twenty years younger than their congressional representative.”
(Note: the number of bike-share trips were up dramatically last year.)People who cycle to a bus or train station might only report the public transit leg of their commute.And because it limits respondents’ answers to a single week, it might not capture people who cycle seasonally, strategically avoiding a bicycle commute at the sweaty height of summer or frozen depths of winter.Less than one percent of American commuters regularly use their bicycles to get to work.But 84 percent of the seventy largest cities in the US have seen an upward cycle commute trend over the past twelve years.The most interesting trend in these numbers—and certainly not a new one—is the uncovering of a profound cycle commuting gap.