Explore further “Huawei’s exclusion from the US has forced it to work harder in Asia and Europe to achieve its goals.”Based in the southern China tech hub of Shenzhen, Huawei had already been pushing into developing markets even before political pressure—peaking this year with President Donald Trump’s China trade war—effectively slammed the US door shut.Huawei’s exclusion stems in part from US distrust over Ren’s earlier career as a Chinese military technologist and fears that Beijing could strong-arm its tech champions into aiding with espionage abroad. Huawei denies any government links. Analysts warn that while Huawei is enjoying a lead over Apple, some studies forecast the US giant will reclaim the number two spot when new iPhone models are released later this year Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei has likened Huawei to a ruthless ‘wolf’ tirelessly running down its prey Huawei overtook Apple to become the world’s number two smartphone maker in April-June, despite being denied access the key US market The 5G challengeThe penalties, since lifted, would have deprived ZTE of US electronics components it desperately needs. Huawei, however, produces its own key components, giving the US less leverage.But an industry sales slowdown and market saturation could limit its growth.IDC said 342 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in the second quarter, down 1.8 percent year-on-year and the third consecutive quarterly decline.In the long term, the lack of a US foothold will be an Achilles heel for Huawei, analysts said, and some market studies project Apple reclaiming the number two spot when new iPhone models are released later this year.And as Huawei customers graduate to higher end gadgets above $600, the Chinese company will have to compete head-to-head with Apple on quality and features.”As you move upward, there are fewer competitors but the features, the challenges, the innovation, and the expectations grow,” said Counterpoint’s Pathak.”That is something that Huawei, Apple and Samsung all need to capitalise on.”A critical test looms in the next two years, when 5G systems are expected to roll out and manufacturers will be judged on how their smartphones handle the enhanced capabilities.Huawei is already gearing up for the challenge. Its R&D spending grew 17 percent last year to $13.8 billion, putting the company in the same league as Samsung, Amazon and Google’s parent Alphabet, while recent product launches in Europe have been increasingly glitzy.”Things like camera capabilities and how Huawei rises overall to that (5G) challenge will decide if it is among the Apples and Samsungs, but I think they belong,” Pathak said. In the meantime, Huawei has built up its business in more price-conscious markets, from Indonesia to Saudi Arabia, South Africa and even Europe.Analysts note that as those markets mature and customers graduate to higher end phones, they will already be in Huawei’s ecosystem.”If Apple and Samsung want to maintain their market position, they must make their portfolios more competitive,” said Canalys’s Stanton.Samsung shipped 71.5 million handsets for a 20.9 percent global market share in the second quarter, compared with Huawei’s 54.2 million phones and 15.8 percent share. Apple sold 41.3 million iPhones for a 12.1 percent slice.Huawei shipped 95 million units in the first half and is targeting 2018 sales of 200 million, a threshold crossed previously only by Samsung and Apple.Further growth will keep Huawei firmly on the US security radar.The Trump administration nearly killed Huawei’s Chinese rival ZTE this year, imposing tough penalties for violating US sanctions by selling goods to Iran and North Korea. China’s Huawei eyes smartphone summit after passing Apple Citation: Chinese tech ‘wolf’ Huawei stalks Apple and Samsung (2018, August 7) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-chinese-tech-wolf-huawei-stalks.html Despite being essentially barred from the critical US market, Huawei surpassed Apple to become the world’s number two smartphone maker in the second quarter of this year and has market leader Samsung in its sights.Huawei has achieved this in part by refocusing away from the futile fight for US access and toward gobbling up market share in developing nations with its moderately priced but increasingly sophisticated phones, analysts say.”Huawei’s image and brand recognition across markets and regions is getting better and better,” said Tarun Pathak of global market analysis firm Counterpoint.”They’ve differentiated and positioned their products across price segments, which makes an interesting conversation in terms of competing with Apple and Samsung.”Founded by Ren, now 73, with a few thousand dollars in 1987, Huawei focused initially on the backbone hardware for telecommunications networks, growing to become the world leader.Fifteen years after introducing its first phone, Huawei surpassed Apple in the April-June quarter to take second place globally, International Data Corporation (IDC) said last week, the first time since 2010 that Apple was not in the top two.Raising the anteHuawei’s consumer products chief Richard Yu raised the ante Friday, saying the company could overtake South Korean giant Samsung by late 2019.”The importance of Huawei overtaking Apple this quarter cannot be overstated,” senior analyst Ben Stanton of Canalys wrote in a report on the latest sales data. © 2018 AFP This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Ren Zhengfei, the founder of Chinese telecoms behemoth Huawei, likens the company to a ruthless “wolf” tirelessly running down its prey, an ethos that could soon make it the apex predator of the smartphone world.
Being a couch potato: Not getting enough physical activity or too much bed rest following an injury, illness or surgery weakens bones over time. This article is for informational purposes only and is not meant to offer medical advice. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Lexus Vehicles Worth Buying for Their Resale ValueKelley Blue BookUndoLivestlyThe List Of Dog Breeds To Avoid At All CostsLivestlyUndoBirch Gold GroupThis IRS Tax Law is Sweeping the U.S.Birch Gold GroupUndo Download a helpful brochure from Osteoporosis Canada on managing osteoporosis through exercise. Sex: Women are more likely to develop osteoporosis than men, because women have less bone tissue and lose bone faster after menopause. Osteoporosis is a common disease that makes bones weak, thin, brittle and more likely to break. The condition typically occurs in women after menopause and can increase the risk of fractures, especially in the hip, spine and wrist, according to the National Institutes of Health. The condition is often called a “silent disease” because bone loss can happen slowly and without any warning signs. People may not be aware they have osteoporosis until they break a bone, lose height or develop hunched posture. About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and another 44 million have low bone mass, or osteopenia, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.Advertisement There are a number of factors that may lead to osteoporosis, said Dr. Harold Rosen, an endocrinologist and director of the Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. One such factor is the accelerated bone loss that occurs after menopause, he said. Men also lose bone as they age, normally once they’re in their 60s and 70s, Rosen said. Some men think osteoporosis affects only women, but it strikes men too, he explained. Low calcium intake and low vitamin D levels in the body can also lead to bone loss, Rosen told Live Science. The body needs a good supply of calcium and other minerals to form bone, and vitamin D helps absorb calcium from food and incorporate the nutrient into bone. In addition, unhealthy habits, such as smoking and excessive drinking, can speed up bone loss, he said. Bone Density Decreases in SpaceBone loss is a serious issue that has plagued astronauts since the dawn of the Space age. In the microgravity environment bones are remodeled with a decrease in mineral density. Good nutrition, increased vitamin D intake and exercise are used to battle the issue aboard the ISS.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Better Bug Sprays?01:33关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65900-osteoporosis.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0002:4102:41Your Recommended Playlist01:33Better Bug Sprays?04:24Sperm Whale Befriends Underwater Robot01:08Why Do French Fries Taste So Bad When They’re Cold?00:29Robot Jumps Like a Grasshopper, Rolls Like a Ball00:29Video – Giggly Robot02:31Surgical Robotics关闭 Family history: People whose parents had a hip fracture may be more likely to develop the disease. How bone changes over time The body is continually breaking down small areas of old bone tissue, a process called bone resorption, and replacing that old tissue with new bone tissue. During childhood and adolescence, new bone is deposited faster than old bone is removed. This makes bones larger, heavier and denser. Peak bone mass, or when bones reach their maximum density and strength, typically occurs around age 30 for both sexes. Around age 35, bone breakdown occurs faster than the replacement by new bone, causing a gradual loss of bone mass, according to the National Institute on Aging. Women undergo more-rapid bone loss in the first few years after menopause (around age 51) than in their 30s and 40s because the ovaries produce much less estrogen, a hormone that protects against bone loss, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Men in their 50s and 60s also start to lose bone mass, but at a slower rate than women do. It’s not until ages 65 to 70 that men and women begin losing bone mass at about the same rate. For that reason, osteoporosis is more common in women. The condition affects about 25% of women and 5% of men ages 65 and over, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Can osteoporosis be prevented? The more bone a person builds early in life, the better that individual can resist bone loss later on. Prevention should start when people are younger, during their peak bone-building years, with the following steps, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation: Getting regular weight-bearing exercise. Ethnicity: White and Asian women have the highest risk of osteoporosis, while African American and Hispanic women have a lower risk. Nutrition: Eating a diet that’s low in calcium and vitamin D increases osteoporosis risk. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, such as avoiding smoking and limiting alcohol consumption, reduces bone loss. Review this list of calcium-rich foods from the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. Osteoporosis treatment and medications People with advanced osteopenia as well as those with osteoporosis need medication to reduce their risk of fractures. Bisphosphonates are usually the first drugs used to treat osteoporosis, but while they help slow bone loss, they don’t help build new bone. These drugs include alendronate (Fosamax), risedronate (Actonel) and ibandronate (Boniva). Studies have shown that alendronate can reduce the risk of spine and hip fractures by up to 50%, Rosen said. Once a person has started treatment for osteoporosis, bone-density testing should be repeated every two to three years to monitor how the density is changing and whether treatment is working, Rosen said. For severe osteoporosis, patients may need one of three medications given by injection that actually build new bone, Rosen said. These include teriparatide (Forteo), abaloparatide (Tymlos) and romosozumab (Evenity). But after a year on these bone-building drugs, a patient needs to take bisphosphonates; otherwise, all the bone-density gains will be lost, Rosen said. In addition to medication, people with osteoporosis should aim to include 1,200 milligrams of calcium a day in their diet, from food or supplements (preferably calcium citrate), Rosen said. He also recommends taking 1,500 to 2,000 International Units (IU) of supplemental vitamin D each day. Being physically active is also beneficial for people with osteoporosis. Rosen recommends regular workouts that include weight-bearing aerobic activity, as well as strength training, balance and posture exercises. Additional resources: Osteoporosis bones are porous and weak compared to healthy bones that are more dense. Credit: Shutterstock Medical problems: Numerous health conditions and diseases can also increase a person’s risk for osteoporosis. Medications: Using certain drugs on a long-term basis can lead to bone loss. These medicines include corticosteroids, such as prednisone; heparin, a blood thinner; selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a class of antidepressants; and aromatase inhibitors, used to treat breast cancer. Body size: Petite and thin people are at greater risk of this condition because they have less bone to lose than people with larger frames and more body weight. Osteoporosis risk factors The following factors can increase a person’s risk of developing osteoporosis, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Weight-bearing exercise can help keep bones strong and prevent or slow osteoporosis progression. Credit: Shutterstock Learn more about osteoporosis in men from the National Institutes of Health. Unhealthy habits: Smoking and consuming too much alcohol can both increase bone loss. Consuming adequate amounts of foods rich in calcium and vitamin D throughout life. Age: Bones typically become thinner and weaker with age. Osteoporosis symptoms and diagnosis Osteoporosis may cause no symptoms in its early stages, and as a result, the disease can go unnoticed for decades. Some visible signs of osteoporosis may be a loss of height and a curve in the upper back, which may cause stooped posture. A “dowager’s hump” may occur when several vertebrae collapse from osteoporotic fractures in the spine. Other symptoms may include back pain, from a fracture or a collapsed vertebra in the spine, or tooth loss, if osteoporosis has affected the jawbone. Hip fracture is another serious consequence of osteoporosis. About 20% of older adults who fracture a hip die within one year from complications of the broken bone or the surgery needed to repair it, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Doctors may perform a bone mineral density (BMD) test to determine if a patient has osteoporosis, according to the Mayo Clinic. The test uses a special X-ray machine to measure the mineral content at three different bone sites, typically the hip, the spine and the top of the femur. The scan can reveal if a person has low bone mass at any of these three bone sites by comparing the patient’s bone density to the normal bone density in a healthy 30-year-old person of the same sex. BMD testing is recommended for women who are 65 or older and for women 50 to 64 who have certain risk factors for the disease. Men over the age of 70 or younger men with risk factors should also be screened for osteoporosis. read more
CHENNAI: With Isro yet to officially announce the nature of the technical snag that prompted it to call off launch of Chandrayaan 2, a former space scientist Tuesday commended the team for halting the high-stake Moon mission. The launch of India’s second Moon mission aimed at landing a rover on the unexplored Lunar South Pole was aborted early Monday due to a “technical snag” minutes before the scheduled lift-off of the country’s most powerful rocket GSLV-MKIII from the spaceport of Sriharikota. Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientist Nambi Narayanan, credited for his contributions in the development of cryogenic technology in the country’s space programme, said calling off the launch was disappointing not just for the general public but even for the brains behind the Rs 978 crore project. “It is a pity that countdown was stopped. They (scientists) might have noticed something wrong. I feel the problem might (have been even) small but they must not have wanted to take a chance”, he told PTI. Narayanan’s comments came even as the Isro was yet to make any formal announcement on what went wrong during the final hour of countdown that prompted the space agency to call it off 56 minutes before the lift-off. Though none of the Isro officials whom PTI contacted responded, experts have said a glitch might have been noticed when the rocket’s liquid propellant was being loaded into the cryogenic upper stage engine. Incidentally, an update by Isro at around 1.34 AM Monday had said “Filling of Liquid Hydrogen in Cryogenic stage of #GSLVMkIII-M1 completed. #Chandrayaan2 #ISRO Stay tuned for more updates..” Narayanan said it was good ISRO halted the launch after noticing the glitch. “It may be a small thing, but that is always good (halting a launch instead of going ahead). They are now trying to understand what went wrong. what actually happened. So, we need to wait..” he said. Isro had earlier scheduled the launch of the mission, headed by women scientists Ritu Karidhal and Muthayya Vanitha, in the first week of January but shifted it to July 15 after choosing a launch window between July 9 and 16. Chandrayaan-2, comprising an orbiter, a lander and a rover, was to have been injected into an Earth orbit about 16 minutes after lift-off with the lander to touch down on the Moon surface 54 days later through a series of critical orbit rising manoeuvres. Download The Times of India News App for Latest India News.XStart your day smart with stories curated specially for you read more
Bihar: Man commits suicide in Nalanda police custodyAn investigation has been initiated to ascertain the reason behind his death. advertisement Asian News International NalandaJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 13:59 IST Picture for representationA man allegedly committed suicide in police custody in Nalanda Police station on Thursday.The man was brought to the police station for questioning in a kidnapping case.AK Singh, Assistant Sub-Inspector, Nalanda Police station, said, “We brought him for questioning with regard to the kidnapping of a girl and after interrogation, we would have set him free. But he committed suicide by hanging himself. We immediately rushed him to the hospital for medical assistance but the doctor declared him dead.”An investigation has been initiated to ascertain the reason behind his death.Also read: Cricket fan dies in Bihar while watching thrilling IND vs NZ matchALSO WATCH| Nobody can win 100 out of 100 matches: Sachin Tendulkar after India crash out of World CupFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIram Ara Ibrahim Next read more