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News Article | May 5, 2017
Site: www.techrepublic.com

I know that it has been almost three years since Windows 10 first came on the scene, but as you may recall the first iteration of the operating system was pretty bland when it came to color. In fact, the only color in the title bars was white. That was frustrating for the mere fact that we've been able to change the color of title bars ever since Windows 3.x—but having only white title bars also made it difficult to distinguish between active and inactive windows. Within five months of the initial release, Microsoft released the Windows 10 November Update, which, among other things, included the capability to set the color of the active title bar. (For a look back, check out my December 2015 article The Windows 10 November Update: A look at the smaller details.) While being able to once again set the color of active title bars made it easier to distinguish between active and inactive windows, it would have been nice to be able to set the color of inactive title bars as well. Unfortunately, Microsoft never completely brought back that feature. It did, however; leave some codes in the registry you could use to add color to inactive title bars. To make it easy to access those registry codes, I created a little HTML application, which I presented in a July 2016 article titled Colorize the Windows 10 inactive title bar with this handy HTA. If like me you have been longing for more control over the colors in Windows 10's user interface, you'll be happy to learn more about the new colorization features Microsoft has bestowed upon the operating system in the Creators Update. Let's take look. The new colorizing features are of course found on the Colors tab, which you can quickly access by pressing Windows+I to bring up the Windows Settings window, typing Color, and clicking Color settings, as shown in Figure A. When you see the Colors tab, shown in Figure B, you'll notice that Microsoft has simplified and reorganized the layout. You can still have Windows automatically pick an accent color based on your background color, pick one of the colors in the default color palette, enable transparency, and choose which UI components to colorize. You can also choose the Light or Dark setting for certain apps. Just below the color palette, you'll see the Custom Color button. Clicking it brings up the Choose A Custom Accent Color dialog, where you can use the various controls to select a custom color. Creating a custom accent color is an interesting endeavor. To see how this works, let's begin by picking a color from the default color palette. For example, choose Red and click the Custom Color button. When the Choose A Custom Accent Color dialog appears, you can see the color is targeted on Red, as indicated by the circle in the upper-right corner of the color field and the tool tip, as shown in Figure C. The bar on the right also shows the selected color. The Color Preview boxes show you how the color will appear in the user interface. The slider on the bottom of the color field allows you to adjust the value of the selected color. Value is defined as the relative lightness or darkness of a color. Sliding to the right increases the value, making the color lighter. Sliding to the left decreases the value, making the color darker. As you move the slider, you'll see a tool tip appear above the slider that displays the value and the color. When you have a dark color selected, as you decrease the value you'll reach a point where the color is too dark and you'll see this message appear below the Color Preview boxes: This color is not supported. As you adjust the value, the top half of the bar on the right of the palette will change to match the color value, while the bottom of the bar will stay the original color. All these items are shown in Figure D. In addition to adjusting the value, you can change the color by clicking and dragging the targeting circle to different locations on the color field. When you have a light color selected and you increase the value, you'll reach a point where the color is getting too light. At that point, you'll see the message This color looks like it might be hard to read. Figure E shows these items. If you continue to increase the value, you'll reach a color that is not supported. If you click the More down arrow, you can choose and customize your colors using Hexadecimal color codes, RGB values, or HSV (Hue, Saturation, Value) values, as shown in Figure F. This makes it easy to get the exact color you want if you already know the Hexadecimal code number or the series of RGB or HSV values. It also works the other way around: You can move the targeting circle to different locations on the color field or adjust the value slider. As you do, the numbers in the Hexadecimal, RGB, or HSV fields will change. In addition to choosing a custom accent color, you can choose a custom background color. When you are finished choosing your custom accent color, select the Background tab. Select Solid Color from the Background dropdown and you'll see a Custom Color button just below the color palette, as shown in Figure G. Now, choosing a custom color for your desktop background works just like choosing your accent color. What do you think of the new colorizing features in the Windows 10 Creators Update? Share your thoughts with fellow TechRepublic members.


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

BURLINGTON, Mass., May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A novel web-based interactive 3-dimensional (3-D) tool has been developed by Decision Resources Group Abacus in collaboration with leading academics at Leicester University to facilitate the visualisation and exploration of covariate distributions and imbalances across evidence networks for network meta-analysis (NMA). Network meta-analysis is becoming increasingly important for decision makers to assess the comparative efficacy and safety of interventions and is integral to health technology assessment (HTA). The exploration of covariate effects is important in NMA because the presence of unaccounted treatment covariate interactions can invalidate the assumptions that underlie NMA and bias results. Visually assimilating, exploring and interpreting the distribution of covariate values across trials in an NMA is challenging due to the complexities of representing the network structure alongside study-level covariate values.


News Article | April 28, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 28, 2017) - Tech Achievers Growth & Income Fund (TSX:HTA.UN) (the "Fund") announces that at the special meeting held today, unitholders approved the conversion of the Fund from a closed-end fund into an exchange-traded fund (the "Conversion"). Instead of converting the Fund into a conventional unlisted mutual fund on or about June 20, 2017 as originally contemplated, at the special meeting, unitholders of the Fund approved the conversion of the Fund from a closed-end fund into class A units of an exchange-traded fund (the "Conversion"), including a reduction in the Fund's annual management fee to 0.85% (from 1.00%). The Manager anticipates implementing the Conversion in June, 2017, subject to obtaining a receipt for the final prospectus of the exchange traded fund and any necessary third party or regulatory approvals. The Manager will issue a press release confirming the effective date of the Conversion after the required approvals have been obtained. Details of the special meeting are further described in the management information circular which is available at www.sedar.com. The management information circular is also available on the Fund's website at www.harvestportfolios.com. You will usually pay brokerage fees to your dealer if you purchase or sell units of the Fund(s) on the TSX. If the units are purchased or sold on the TSX, investors may pay more than the current net asset value when buying units of the Fund(s) and may receive less than the current net asset value when selling them. There are ongoing fees and expenses associated with owning units of an investment fund. Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. An investment fund must prepare disclosure documents that contain key information about the fund. You can find more detailed information about the fund in these documents. The information contained herein is not an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy any security. Such an offer can only be made by prospectus or other applicable offering document.


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

Network meta-analysis is becoming increasingly important for decision makers to assess the comparative efficacy and safety of interventions and is integral to health technology assessment (HTA). The exploration of covariate effects is important in NMA because the presence of unaccounted treatment covariate interactions can invalidate the assumptions that underlie NMA and bias results. Visually assimilating, exploring and interpreting the distribution of covariate values across trials in an NMA is challenging due to the complexities of representing the network structure alongside study-level covariate values. In a recently published paper in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, DRG Abacus and Leicester University outline the rationale for and the features of the software tool and present a series of illustrative examples. For more information contact our Systematic Review team at Access@TeamDRG.com Follow DRG on Twitter @DRGInsights and on LinkedIn and keep up with the latest industry news on the DRG Blog. About Decision Resources Group DRG, a subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Ltd., offers best-in-class, high-value data, analytics and insights products and services to the healthcare industry, delivered by more than 1000 employees across 17 offices in North America, Europe and Asia. DRG provides the Life Sciences, Provider, Payer and Financial Services industries the data, tools, insights and advice they need to compete and thrive in an increasingly complex and value-based marketplace. decisionresourcesgroup.com.


News Article | April 17, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 17, 2017) - Tech Achievers Growth & Income Fund (TSX:HTA.UN) (the "Fund") announce that the special meeting of the Fund (the "Meeting") scheduled for Monday, April 17, 2017 has been adjourned to Friday, April 28, 2017. Instead of converting the Fund into a conventional unlisted mutual fund on or about June 20, 2017 as originally contemplated, at the Adjourned Meeting, unitholders of the Fund will be asked to approve the conversion of the Fund from a closed-end fund into class A units of an exchange-traded fund (the "Conversion"), including a reduction in the Fund's annual management fee to 0.85% (from 1.00%). The notice of meeting, management information circular and related Meeting materials, which detail the matters to be considered at the Meeting, are available at www.sedar.com. The management information circular is also available on the Fund's website at www.harvestportfolios.com. You will usually pay brokerage fees to your dealer if you purchase or sell units of the Fund(s) on the TSX. If the units are purchased or sold on the TSX, investors may pay more than the current net asset value when buying units of the Fund(s) and may receive less than the current net asset value when selling them. There are ongoing fees and expenses associated with owning units of an investment fund. Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. An investment fund must prepare disclosure documents that contain key information about the fund. You can find more detailed information about the fund in these documents. The information contained herein is not an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy any security. Such an offer can only be made by prospectus or other applicable offering document.


Liu L.,Nanjing Southeast University | Huang P.,Nanjing Southeast University | Nie Q.,Nanjing Southeast University | Qi B.,HTA Co. | And 4 more authors.
Cancer Biotherapy and Radiopharmaceuticals | Year: 2012

Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and toxicity of biodegradable 32P-chromic phosphate-poly L lactic acid ( 32P-CP-PLLA) particles interstitially implanted into Beagle dog livers. Methods: Eighteen healthy Beagle dogs were randomly divided into 6 groups (n=3), and were treated with drugs of different formulations or doses, as well as controls. At different time points after surgery, the experimental dogs were weighed. Detection of indicators of blood chemistry and liver fibrosis, SPECT bremsstrahlung imaging, computed tomography, histological examination, continuous blood measurement, and counting of urine and fecal radioactivity were performed for these dogs. Results: SPECT imaging showed that after implantation of radioactive particles into livers, radioactivity continuously accumulated in the implanted sites, while no radioactivity imaging was found in the nonimplantation sites. The mean absorbance doses in the implantation sites were 89.8-178.7 Gy. Local spherical lesions were observed in tissues. The average effective half-life time of 32P-CP-PLLA was 11.8 days. Within 4 weeks after surgery, slight or moderate swelling and degradation of liver cells were detected, while in 8 weeks after surgery, they are normal. For the blood chemistry, liver fibrosis, and other indicators, no significant differences were found between the control groups and particle implantation groups (F=1.378, p=0.232). Conclusions: 32P-CP-PLLA particles have advantages including good targeting, immobile, being degradable in vivo, easy to be protected, and so on. It is suitable for treating solid tumors with blood supply. 32P-CP-PLLA particles are a kind of safe, novel, radioactive implantation drug. © 2012, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.


Li J.-Y.,China Resources Co. | Wang F.,China Institute of Atomic Energy | Zhao Y.-G.,China Institute of Atomic Energy | Guo D.-F.,Beijing Research Institute of Uranium Geology | And 2 more authors.
Yuanzineng Kexue Jishu/Atomic Energy Science and Technology | Year: 2012

The progress of laser mass spectrometry (LMS) was introduced. Its history and principle characteristics were reviewed. The research and applications of LMS in geology, mining, organics, biochemistry, environment and nuclear industry were given. The trend of LMS in the future was outlined, and the main issue and the available solutions were discussed.


Qi J.,HTA Co. | Yao L.-N.,HTA Co. | Liu D.-Z.,Beijing Shan Shan Modern Co. | Wang X.-J.,HTA Co. | Zhang W.-Z.,HTA Co.
Hedianzixue Yu Tance Jishu/Nuclear Electronics and Detection Technology | Year: 2012

The 4π coincidence method is one of the most commonly used methods in the world, some metrology laboratories have set up some similar systems for standardization. It is 4πβ(PC)-γ coincidence system with some excellence. However, it is difficult with the preparation of thin films of VYNS resin for 4πbeta-counting, overcoming self-absorption and the VYNS films absorption etc. When the technique is combined with the liquid scintillation technique, the deficiencies can be clear up, It can automatically capture and process the data. It can absolutely detect the radioactivity of pure α nuclides, pure β nuclides, α-γ nuclides, β-γ nuclides and X-γ nuclides with a relatively high level of accuracy.

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