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  • Open letter to President Sarkozy about French journalist who disappeared five years ago

    first_img RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Organisation News Côte d’IvoireAfrica Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election On the eve of the fifth anniversary of Guy-André Kieffer’s abduction in Abidjan, his family, Kieffer support committees and Reporters Without Borders wrote to French President Nicolas Sarkozy. A rally will be held in Bastille Square in Paris at 1 p.m. on 16 April and a concert in support of the missing journalist will be organised at the Cabaret Sauvage in the evening. More information (in French) News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Côte d’IvoireAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports Dear Mr. President,We are just days away from 16 April, the fifth anniversary of French journalist Guy-André Kieffer’s abduction and disappearance in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.You were good enough to receive his family on 22 August 2007 and you made them a number of promises which have been partially kept. We thank you for this. However, we are no longer sure that this case is still a priority for France, as you said it was during that meeting.Despite exemplary work by the French judges in charge of this case, their investigation has encountered many obstacles arising from the fact that leading Ivorian figures are named in this case.Mr. President, you are more than ever the person who can offer us hope of finding out what happened to Guy-André. You have demonstrated an ability to intervene positively in the most delicate international matters. This case will not be solved without significant political help from you.With just days to go to this sad anniversary, we therefore urge you to again make this case one of your priorities by interceding with the Ivorian authorities and getting them to finally do what is necessary for the truth to emerge. They could give a clear signal of goodwill by satisfying one of the main requests being made by all the civil parties to the case, which is to hand the leading witness, Michel Legré, over to the French judicial authorities.Sincerely,Canelle and Sébastien KiefferGuy-André Kieffer’s childrenJean-François JulliardReporters Without Borders Secretary-GeneralAline RichardCommittee for the Truth about Guy-André KiefferFirmine RichardOrganisation of People from OverseasFor Guy-André KiefferFrançoise LoeilletGuy-André Kieffer Breton Support Committee Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire October 29, 2020 Find out more to go further RSF_en News April 8, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to President Sarkozy about French journalist who disappeared five years ago October 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

  • Why Vertex Knocked It Out Of The Park In Its Inaugural Year [Recap/Gallery]

    first_imgLoad remaining images This past weekend (August 5-7), the picturesque mountain valley of Cottonwood Meadows in Buena Vista, CO was graced with the debut of Vertex. This highly-anticipated festival fulfilled all positive expectations, thanks to not only the masterminds at Madison House Presents and AEG Live Rocky Mountains, but also the phenomenal festival staff and killer attendees.The inaugural festival’s jaw-dropping bill included huge names such as ODESZA, Gramatik, Alabama Shakes, Trey Anastasio Band, Duke Dumont, Emancipator Ensemble, Dopapod, Graham Nash, The Lennon Claypool Delirium, RÜFÜS DU SOL, and Seven Lions. Other artists such as Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Big Wild, The Revivalists, Jai Wolf, and Fruition also brought the party in a colorful, energetic fashion.On top of the stellar musical acts, the festival environment was a dream. Thanks to the folks at Madison House Presents, the intimate festival, with around 8,000 attendees, hinted at a mini Electric Forest. Upon walking into the tree-soaked festival grounds, there were tiny houses galore, trippy lounge spots, and plenty of places to let your mind get a little lost.The smaller La Hacienda stage was nestled in the mini forest, providing the perfect chill spot during those lazy afternoons. At night, the forest transformed into a brightly lit wonderland, full of whimsy and as always, a little bit of crazy. There were two more stages just outside the forest walkthrough: the Cottonwood Parlor and the main Princeton Garden stage. Festival curators also ensured that attendees wouldn’t miss a single show by preventing any overlapping sets.There are a few features that made Vertex stand out among so many other festivals:First, the scenery was breathtaking. Buena Vista’s views are enough to bring a tear to even the most cold-hearted fools, and having the campgrounds nestled within a 360 degree view of the mountains was heavenly. Having the mountains greet you every morning is something everyone should experience at least once in their life.Second, there was the Bee Vee Beach Club, which held daily beach parties from 11am-2pm, and was open 24 hours a day. By day, the beach was filled with floats, hammocks, bumping music, and even a slackline set up over the water. By night, the placid water and festival-provided hammocks offered up the perfect wind down zone, where you could still hear the music at the main stage.Third, the daytime excursions really kicked it up a notch, offering attendees the option to go white water rafting, hiking, frisbee golfing, or exploring downtown Buena Vista. For the space nerds out there, there was also a massive 800 magnification telescope located right near the Tree Line VIP entrance. Clear sky willing, attendees could look at Saturn, Mars, numerous stars, and even had the chance to hold a meteorite.Fourth, the festival staff was unbelievable. Every day, a smiling staff member would stop by tents and pick up any filled garbage bags left at tents. This helped immensely at the end of the festival, because the mounds of garbage were nowhere to be seen. Every staff member at the festival was incredibly friendly and helpful, which in turn, urged attendees to share the love and take care of the space just as well.Lastly, the attendees were oozing positive vibes. Again, there was a symbiotic relationship between staff and attendees. Perhaps it was the intimate nature of the festival, or the vast age groups, ranging from young children, to twenty-somethings, to folks in their late 60’s. No matter the location, there was a relaxed atmosphere of people who were there to listen to great music.All in all, Vertex Festival definitely set the bar high. Between the amazing music, numerous off-site excursions, delicious food vendors, friendly staff, and community feel, this is a festival that is sure to grow in size. So be sure to get in on the action early next year – you don’t want to miss out!Photos by Sage Thomas. Full Gallery:last_img read more

  • Džumhur and Šetkić are the first tournament holders of Tournament in Zagreb

    first_imgThe best four BiH tennis players Damir Džumhur, Aldin Šetkić, Mirza Bašić and Tomislav Brkić , today will start to play at the first ITF Tournament of Futures series in Zagreb.BiH’s best ranked player Džumhur is the tournament holder of 15 000 USD worth tournament, and he’ll play against Victor Baluda from Russia.Second holder Aldin Šetkić will also play, but his opponent is unknown.Fourth holder Mirza Bašić will play in the 1st round against Laurynas Grigelis from Lithuania, while Tomislav Brkić will play with Matej Svetličić from Croatia.last_img read more

  • Day-labor plan moves forward in L.A. council

    first_imgBy Rick Orlov STAFF WRITER A plan to require large home-improvement stores to set aside space for day laborers moved ahead Friday as the Los Angeles City Council asked for a final ordinance. “This is a citywide problem and rather than try to go back and retroactively fix the issue, we should deal with the stores before they open,” Councilman Bernard Parks said. “This will help us recognize in the beginning a potential problem,” Alarcon said. “It is a problem we have at every home improvement store and this will let us deal with it up front before the stores open.” The council action calls for the City Attorney’s Office to return with a final measure within 45days. [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Under the measure, all home-improvement stores in Los Angeles with more than 100,000 square feet will be required to set aside space for day laborers that includes plumbing facilities. Parks said that while he appreciates the economic development that comes with the stores, he has had a problem with a Home Depot in his district that has said the city must deal with the day workers who gather at the site. Home Depot officials have said they are willing to work with the city on developing a program to accommodate the workers and reduce the negative effects in neighboring communities. But they say they also want flexibility in any ordinance. City officials said they believe that can be accommodated through a conditional-use permit procedure. Councilman Richard Alarcon said it has been a longstanding problem since the city established the first day-worker site in the San Fernando Valley. last_img read more

  • Chelsea linked with Italian full-back

    first_imgChelsea are showing an interest in Genoa full-back Mario Sampirisi, the Daily Mail say.They are one of the Premier League clubs believed to have had the 19-year-old watched recently.The Daily Mirror report that Santos have no interest in signing Florent Malouda from Chelsea.Malouda, out-of-favour at Stamford Bridge and widely tipped to move on in January, has been strongly linked with the Brazilian side.But the club’s vice-president Odilio Rodrigues has insisted Santos are not lining up a deal.“There is no interest in Malouda. He is not in our plans,” Rodrigues is quoted as saying.Meanwhile, Mark Hughes is on the brink of the sack and could lose his job as manager if QPR fail to beat fellow strugglers Reading on Sunday, the Mirror suggest.It is claimed that Hughes faces a battle to remain in his post, with some members of the Rangers board aware that former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is available.The Mail also suggest Hughes has lost the support of senior figures at Loftus Road and could be fired if Rangers do not win this weekend.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • Andre Iguodala sticks it to Raptors, then to those who would stick it to Stephen Curry

    first_imgAndre Iguodala nailed the clinching 3-pointer in the Warriors’ victory in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.Then he took a shot at anyone who doesn’t respect Stephen Curry as much as he does.“I’ve never seen a person, such a good person, get comeback lines, whatever, from his peers because they’ve been so jealous of what he has, just kind of sticking it to him,” Iguodala said in Monday’s postgame locker room.“Whatever it takes to protect his legacy, we’re all for it.” Listen for …last_img read more

  • Big Science Succumbs to Political Correctness

    first_imgIs science immune from cultural trends? In theory, hopefully; in practice, often not.The timing looks suspicious. Right when Obama pushed ahead on so-called “transgender rights” to appease LGBT activists, science news sources announced that transgender identity “is not a mental disorder” (Medical Xpress and Live Science). Till now, the World Health Organization listed it as such, but according to another post by Medical Xpress, the “findings” of a new “study” conducted in Mexico City interviewing 250 individuals purports to show that the distress and dysfunction are not caused by their alleged gender identity, but rather by their feelings of rejection by other people.This resembles the case where activists pressured a leading psychiatrist to de-list homosexuality as a mental disorder (1/10/16). Homosexual activists needed to dismantle that stigma, so that they could advertise themselves as just as normal as heterosexuals. Their political rise to power (despite the suspicious circumstances behind that psychiatrist’s change of opinion, and their small population size) has been legendary. Now that the T in LGBT is taking prominence, one can foresee the complete normalization of gender-identity politics as well. If they succeed, any fringe group could conceivably follow the same playbook to achieve political power.Science is not supposed to work this way. Researchers are supposed to base their findings on empirical evidence, making tentative conclusions that are reproducible. Surveys are notoriously subject to bias, as we saw in the Lacour fraud (12/12/14). Who knows what went on with the survey takers and questioners? We can guess from the result: the tables have turned, and the UN is now announcing that the real concern is “transphobia.” Normal people are the new mentally disordered for not accepting the trendy transgenders.Big Science continues to blatantly support the Democrat Party, seeing them as more likely to fund their pet projects. The UK-based journal Nature inserted itself into American politics again, comparing Trump and Clinton as being “worlds apart” on “science” priorities. Their partners in bias, the editors of New Scientist, don’t even pretend to give balanced coverage. To them, “Donald Trump is bending reality to get into the American psyche.” Apparently that’s not Hillary Clinton’s character defect. Where is their mention that she was caught in multiple lies by the FBI?Left-leaning Live Science, always glad to stick it to Republicans, gleefully showed that Barack Obama is listed as co-author on a journal paper. “In an unusual move for a sitting president, Barack Obama has published a scholarly paper in a scientific journal,” Rachael Rettner writes, even though the paper deals with his controversial health policy angrily rejected by Republicans. Is that what science journals should be doing? What does it tell you about the Journal of the American Medical Association? Would they give equal opportunity for a Milton Friedman to respond? Does the AMA stand to benefit in some way from Obamacare?Whenever there is a serious disagreement between scientists on a given issue, the journals of Big Science can be counted on to take the leftist side. Ironically, Nature is wringing its hands over the terrible situation for scientists in Venezuela—a once-prosperous market-based democracy—that has imploded under the socialist policies of former dictator Hugo Chavez and his successors. Inflation has skyrocketed, store shelves are empty, and hungry people are rioting in the streets. To what does Nature attribute this political disaster? Not to socialism, but to a drop in oil prices.When 1960s hippie radicals got clever, they stopped burning and rioting and turned to politics. They infiltrated the universities, the courts, and the labor unions. Now almost all the “Big” institutions—Big Labor, Big Education, Big Law, Big Hollywood, and Big Science—are firmly in their grasp. Big Business is falling in line now, too, as seen in corporate support for “transgender rights” at Target, and repudiation of North Carolina for having the audacity to state the obvious, that people should use the restroom matching their sex stated on their birth certificates.As western civilization commits suicide without help of IS beheaders, one thing will stand: reality. You can’t fight God’s moral order forever. Sooner or later, reality fights back. We just hope it won’t be too late. (Visited 41 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

  • Sulfur Fertilizers: One Vital Nutrient

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Russ QuinnDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — It’s well known that crops need the proper amounts of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) to produce healthy plants and top yields.Less known, but nearly as important, is sulfur (S). Plants not only need sulfur but also require it in the right form for plant availability. Research has also shown that season-long availability is vital for most crops.The Sulphur Institute (TSI) (https://www.sulphurinstitute.org/…) refers to S as the fourth major plant nutrient. It has some key functions, including the formation of chlorophyll, which permits photosynthesis, the production of protein and the synthesis of oils.Any crop can have a positive response to S, but corn, wheat, soybeans, alfalfa and cotton are the most common recipients. Canola is another crop that has higher S requirements, according to TSI.Atmospheric deposition, the organic matter of the soil and previous applications are the most common sources of S, according to Ross Bender, senior agronomist for The Mosaic Company.Historically, crops got much of their S needs from the environment via gas from industrial processes in large quantities, he said.Environmental regulations altering the composition of fuels and other pollution controls have lowered the amount of S compounds in the atmosphere available for plants. Despite this, the atmosphere and the organic matter of soil will still contribute some S.Total S requirements are 1 pound of S for every 10 bushels per acre (bpa) of corn or 3.5 bpa soybeans. Subtract from that what is available from the atmosphere and from soil organic matter. The difference is what the plants need.Bender gives the hypothetical scenario of a farm in Champaign, Illinois, growing 230 bpa corn and 60 bpa soybeans. The S uptake would be 23 pounds of S/ac in corn and 17 pounds of S/ac in soybeans with the atmosphere contributing about 6 pounds of S/ac and organic matter another 6 lbs. The deficit would then be 11 lbs. S/ac in corn and 5 lbs. S/ac in beans, he said.“The suggested application rate based on 60% efficiency would be 18 lbs. S/ac in corn and 8 lbs. S/ac in soybeans,” Bender told DTN.Bender said S can be applied in the elemental form or the sulfate form. The elemental form will not be available to plants right away, unlike sulfate, which can release the nutrient right away. A product such as gypsum is a sulfate-based S source, he said.Having different S sources that are both elemental and sulfate will allow plants access to the nutrient all growing season.Any combination of S-application technologies, timings and fertilizer sources that allow you to provide season-long availability to the nutrient is critical, he said.“More than 50% of the sulfur uptake in corn occurs during grain-fill,” he said.Soybeans will need more than half of the S needs after the start of seed-fill, he said.In 2018, six independent, third-party corn yield research trials in Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska and South Carolina were done with elemental S (0-0-0-90S), ammonium sulfate (21-0-0-24S) and Mosaic’s MicroEssentials (12-40-0-10S) being applied. Across the trials, an increase of 5.6 to 9.3 bpa was seen with season-long S, Bender said.APPLYING MORE STim Malterer, a farmer-agronomist from Janesville, Minnesota, said farmers in his area have been applying S to corn and wheat in recent years. On his own farm, they have been applying the nutrient since he came back to the farm in 2010, and his dad has been applying the nutrient since about 2005.]“You can see a huge response yield-wise in corn,” Malterer said.They typically apply N and S together, both right after planting and in a sidedressing operation. Their corn acres receive 25 to 35 lbs. S per acre and wheat gets 20 to 25 lbs. S/ac total.Malterer estimates 30% to 60% of his agronomic customers in his home area of south-central Minnesota apply S on their corn and wheat acres.Sulfur deficiency in terms of visual symptoms is very similar to nitrogen deficiency with yellowing of the plants. Malterer said they differ in that S deficiency occurs from the top of the plant downward, while nitrogen deficiency is the opposite, moving from the bottom of the plants to the top.The popularity of sidedressing nutrients may also be helping to increase S applications as farmers attempt to deliver nutrients when needed by the plants, he said. It’s simple to apply some S while a sidedressing trip of N is being made.Malterer also uses hog manure as a fertilizer source on his farm. The S in manure may not be available right away to plants, he said.Manure is a good source of S, but the amount varies among animal species and the rate of application. About 55% of total manure S becomes available to crops in the year of application, according to the University of Wisconsin Extension. (http://corn.agronomy.wisc.edu/…)Brittany Bolte, an independent agronomist from Bassett, Nebraska, said farmers in north-central Nebraska have been split since the 1970s in applying fertilizer. Producers in her region use center pivot irrigation systems to apply fertilizer, also known as fertigation.The region’s sandy soil means the holding capacity for fertilizer is low, which is why most nutrients are applied through the pivot as multiple applications as needed, she said. Sandy soils also tend to have less organic matter, so more S has to be applied.“I would say the last five or six years, our producers have really moved towards using more S, and this has a huge effect on corn yields,” Bolte said. “It’s an easy sell for S now.”In most cases, the main N source for fertigation is either 28% or 32%, and then liquid S is blended into the N. The blended fertilizer is usually 28-0-0-5S or 32-0-05S, she said.S IN BEANSBolte, who also sells Channel Seed, is seeing more interest from her customers in applying S to soybeans. However, soybeans are still a relatively new crop in the area, and controlling input costs is a consideration.Malterer said application is the main issue in soybeans. He doesn’t apply P and K to land being rotated to soybeans, so there’s no carrier for the S, he said.“How to get it out there is the question, and I haven’t really found an answer yet,” Malterer said.Bender said one of his missions currently is to raise awareness of the S need in soybeans. Like with corn, it is critical to have season-long S uptake in beans as well.So far, the yield response in soybeans has been less than corn. In eight 2016 University and third-party research trials in 2016, soybean yields only increased 1.1 to 1.8 bpa.Bender said, for the last few years, more studies have focused on the effects of S on soybeans. Growers have shifted to improving their nutrition for beans, he said.“It’s time to start exploring S on soybeans,” Bender said.The University of Minnesota Extension recently published an article about sulfur application in the fall. Here is a link to the article: https://blog-crop-news.extension.umn.edu/….Russ Quinn can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @RussQuinnDTN(PS/AG/SK)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Wikiriver: One Stop Shop For All Wikileaks Coverage

    first_imgThe Wikileaks story has just begun, with just over one half of one percent of all the diplomatic cables in the organization’s possession having been posted online. Already, a steady flow of scandal and questionable secrets has been unveiled – but it’s quickly become too overwhelming for most of us to follow. Where can we find the best coverage from the journalists that are focusing on summarizing all this information? This week blogging and syndication trailblazer Dave Winer has launched a simple but invaluable service that centralizes all the coverage from all the major media outlets analyzing the Wikileaks cables. Called Wikiriver, the project is a great example of RSS and OPML put in service of our collective interests. Want to catch up with the list of important stories unearthed so far? Check out the Guardian’s day-by-day summary; I found it on Wikiriver. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#international#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… If you’d rather subscribe to these feeds in a feed reader of your choice, Winer has bundled them all together in an OPML file you can download and then import.What’s your favorite Wikileak so far? I think mine is the one that talks about how the FBI is helping the Chilean government spy on indigenous activists, in part because the Chileans want to learn from the US’s treatment of Native Americans. Incredible! It’s a tough call though. The one about how the US government seeks material to use in blackmailing climate change negotiators who want tighter emissions controls than the US representatives want is a classic one too!The fun should continue for a good long time and Wikiriver looks like a good place to keep up with it. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

  • Is hearable tech really the latest thing in wearables?

    first_imgCate Lawrence Tags:#audio#Bose#FIIL#headphones#Hearables#hearing#Internet of Things#IoT#Jabra#Valencell#wearable Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Follow the Puck Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Accuracy is crucial in wearable biometricsAccuracy in biometric wearables is critical for enabling the most compelling use cases in sports, fitness, and health. Valencell technology gives hearable devices the ability to continuously and accurately measure blood flow signals even during extreme physical activity or when the optical signals are weak.These signals can be translated into accurate, motion-tolerant biometric data, including continuous heart rate, VO2 and VO2 max, resting heart rate, heart rate response, heart rate recovery, continuous energy expenditure (calorie burn), cardiac efficiency and heart rate variability assessments.Dr. LeBoeuf noted,“I can tell you some of the challenges in today’s technology marketplace. One of the biggest noise sources is that you often pick up the cadence of the person’s motion rather than the heart rate — picked up so strongly by optic signals that it dominates. You can’t trust it to give good values. For example, the step rate and the heart rate are often the same for runners — they need to be separated. Another example is sunlight. We had to remove this data, and that took a substantial amount of R&D. We have state-of-the-art technology, and we’ve also developed physiological filters to use the body’s own info to support the filtering process. Many times body processes work in relation to each other.”Dr. LeBoeuf remarked that the hearables market is increasing, with in-ear products dominating most of their queries:“We have been a bit surprised that most of the market pull for mobile health wearables is coming from companies interested in ear-worn products,” said LeBoeuf. “Because the ear location can be employed to measure more biometrics more accurately than for the wrist location, most of Valencell’s medical collaborations have focused on small earpieces that can be worn 24/7.”It’s likely that Valencell’s place in the hearables innovation will continue to grow over the next few years, particularly as they offer product licensing and patent licensing, to enable customers to create custom-designed biometric hearable and wearable devices. Will we reach a time when hearables outsell other wearables? It’s entirely possible if this year is anything to go by. How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… While wearable tech has been thrown a few curve balls over the last 12 months, leading to ultimately a consolidation in wearables (think Fitbit’s purchase of Pebble Watch) and a decline in the sale of wearable devices, one subset that continues to advance significantly is hearable tech. From wearable in-ear language translators to Sgnal’s fingertip phone calls to Horus, a machine learning powered device that provides a verbal account of the world around for the hearing impaired, biotech is creating amazing innovations.See also: Hearables market could reach $16B in 2020With experts predicting that the hearables market could surpass $16 billion by 2020, the sky seems to be the limit. One organization enjoying the success of audible tech is Valencell, a company that develop performance biometric sensor technology and provide patent-protected technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, wearable and hearable device makers, sports and fitness brands, medical device makers, and gaming companies for integration into their products. I spoke to their founder and president, Steven LeBoeuf, to learn more.Valencell has invested years into the research and development of its PerformTek sensor technology, independently validated by the Duke Center for Living, North Carolina State University, the Human Performance Laboratory and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.With dozens of granted patents and 60+ patents pending around the world, Valencell’s technology continuously and accurately measures real-time biometric and physiological data that powers meaningful customer engagement. Valencell’s PerformTek technology enables wearables and hearables to continuously measure biometrics such as heart rate, blood oxygen levels, blood pressure, heart rate variability, respiration rate,VO2 and other parameters for health and fitness assessment.Ten new Valencell-powered products came to market in 2016, many of them hearables, including the Bose SoundSport Pulse, Jabra Elite Sport, Jabra Sport Pulse Special Edition, and the FIIL Carat Pro, which are all wireless earbud devices. Valencell also continues to provide patent licenses to a broad range of innovative and exciting companies. In all, there are 17 Valencell-powered products currently in the market, with a strong pipeline of additional products scheduled to launch in 2017.“This year we saw the market for hearable devices take off, particularly in the sports and fitness market, where consumers are frustrated with the user experience and accuracy of low-performance wrist-worn devices and looking for high-performance wearables and hearables in form factors that better fit their lifestyles,” said Dr. LeBoeuf.“The marketplace has discovered how combining Valencell’s accurate sensor technology with compelling audio experiences can drive consumer interest and engagement. Consumers use audio earbuds during exercise far more often than wrist-worn fitness trackers, and the combination of new wearable technologies has made the dream of seamless audio sport computers a reality.”last_img read more