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News Article | February 24, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

624 MB/sec transfer rate makes quick work of high-quality camera images, 360-degree, virtual reality and 4K and 8K video applications YOKOHAMA, JAPAN--(Marketwired - February 23, 2017) - Pacifico Yokohama -- CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show Booth # G-16 -- Feb. 23, 2017 -- The SD Association announced today UHS-III, doubling the fastest SD memory card transfer rate up to 624 megabytes per second (MB/s). UHS-III faster speeds help move large amounts of data generated by 3D/360-degree/drone cameras, 4K and 8K videos, and by data-intense Gbps wireless communication recorded on SDXC and SDHC memory cards. Immense storage capacities introduced with SDXC memory cards give users the ability to take more pictures and make unique video features on the latest imaging devices. Fast UHS bus interfaces help users manage that content more quickly. Since it is fully backwards compatible, devices offering UHS-III bus interface will accept the billions of existing SD memory cards in the market today. "SD memory card capabilities continue to expand, paving the way for new and highly anticipated imaging and video features, from virtual reality to 8K video," said Brian Kumagai, SDA president. "The SDA remains committed to supporting innovation by consumer electronics manufacturers and to delivering the same performance and interoperability consumers and professional users love about SD memory cards." The SDA released a visual mark to denote UHS-III SD memory cards for easy matching with devices' recommendation for the best SD memory card for optimal performance. The UHS-III high-speed interface signals are assigned to the second row of SD memory card pins introduced with UHS-II. This newest bus transfer speed option will be available in full-size SDHC and SDXC cards, as well as microSDHC and microSDXC cards. It does not change the physical size or shape of the cards as the move from UHS-II to UHS-III involves only a PHY change, allowing relatively easy and fast upgrades of existing UHS-II products to UHS-III. Both UHS-I and UHS-II make the robust storage specified for SDHC and SDXC manageable and even more portable. Ultra High Speed was announced in June 2010 with UHS-I delivering top bus-interface speeds of 104 MB/sec, which was tripled to 312 MB/sec in UHS-II. UHS bus interfaces are backwards compatible and are exclusive to SDXC and SDHC products. All UHS-equipped memory cards achieve greatest performance when paired with corresponding UHS devices. SDXC and SDHC UHS-I and UHS-II products are already in retail outlets around the world and supported by leading camera manufacturers. Find the SD Association at CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show in Booth G-16, February 23-26, 2017, in Pacifico Yokohama, Japan. The SD Association is a global ecosystem of nearly 900 technology companies charged with setting interoperable SD standards. The Association encourages the development of consumer electronic, wireless communication, digital imaging and networking products that utilize market-leading SD technology. The SD standard is the number one choice for consumers and has earned more than 80 percent of the memory card market with its reliable interoperability and its easy-to-use format. Today, smart phones, tablets, Blu-ray players, HDTVs, audio players, automotive multimedia systems, handheld PCs, digital cameras and digital video cameras feature SD interoperability. For more information about SDA or to join, please visit the Association's website, https://www.sdcard.org.


News Article | February 24, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

Le taux de transfert de 624 Mo/s traite rapidement les images de caméra haute qualité, à 360 degrés, de réalité virtuelle et les applications vidéo 4K et 8K YOKOHAMA, JAPON--(Marketwired - 23 février 2017) - Pacifico Yokohama -- stand nº G-16 au CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show (Salon CP+ Caméra et Imagerie photographique) -- La SD Association a annoncé aujourd'hui l'UHS-III, multipliant par deux le taux de transfert de carte mémoire SD le plus rapide en atteignant 624 mégaoctets par seconde (Mo/s). Les vitesses plus rapides de l'UHS-III aident à déplacer de grosses quantités de données générées par les caméras 3D/360 degrés/drones, les vidéos 4K et 8K et par la communication sans fil intense en données de Gbits/s enregistrée sur des cartes mémoire SDXC et SDHC. Les immenses capacités de stockage présentées avec les cartes mémoire SDXC offrent aux utilisateurs la possibilité de prendre davantage de photos et de réaliser des fonctionnalités vidéo uniques sur les appareils d'imagerie les plus récents. Les interfaces de bus UHS rapides aident les utilisateurs à gérer plus vite ce contenu. Du fait de sa totale rétrocompatibilité, les appareils offrant l'interface de bus UHS-III accepteront les milliards de cartes mémoire SD existantes aujourd'hui sur le marché. " Les capacités des cartes mémoire SD poursuivent leur expansion, ouvrant la voie à de nouvelles fonctionnalités vidéo et d'imagerie très attendues, depuis la réalité virtuelle jusqu'à la vidéo 8K ", a déclaré Brian Kumagai, président de la SDA. " La SDA conserve son engagement de soutien à l'innovation de la part des fabricants d'électronique grand public et d'offre de la même performance et interopérabilité que les consommateurs et utilisateurs professionnels apprécient tant des cartes mémoire SD ". La SDA a publié une marque visuelle afin de distinguer les cartes mémoire SD UHS-III pour pouvoir les appairer facilement avec la recommandation des appareils sur la meilleure carte mémoire SD pour une performance optimale. Les signaux d'interface UHS-III haute vitesse sont affectés à la deuxième rangée de broches de la carte mémoire SD présentée avec l'UHS-II. Cette option de vitesse de transfert de bus la plus récente sera disponible sur les cartes SDHC et SDXC de taille normale, ainsi que sur les cartes microSDHC et microSDXC. Cela ne change ni la taille physique ni la forme des cartes, puisque le passage de l'UHS-II à l'UHS-III implique uniquement un changement PHY, permettant des mises à niveau relativement faciles et rapides des produits UHS-II existants vers les produits UHS-III. L'UHS-I tout comme l'UHS-II rendent le stockage robuste spécifié pour SDHC et SDXC gérable et encore plus portable. La vitesse ultrarapide (UHS) a été annoncée en juin 2010 avec l'UHS-I offrant des vitesses maximales de bus-interface de 104 Mo/s, ce qui a été multiplié par trois pour atteindre 312 Mo/s dans l'UHS-II. Les interfaces de bus UHS sont rétrocompatibles et sont exclusives des produits SDXC et SDHC. Toutes les cartes mémoire équipées d'UHS atteignent leur performance maximale lorsqu'elles sont appairées avec les appareils UHS correspondants. Les produits SDXC et SDHC UHS-I et UHS-II sont déjà disponibles dans les points de vente de détaillants du monde entier et pris en charge par les principaux fabricants de caméras. Retrouvez la SD Association au CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show au stand nº G-16, du 23 au 26 février 2017, à Pacifico Yokohama, Japon. La SD Association est un écosystème mondial de près de 900 entreprises technologiques chargées de définir des normes SD interopérables. L'Association encourage le développement de produits électroniques de consommation courante, de communication sans fil, d'imagerie numérique et de mise en réseau qui utilisent la technologie SD leader du marché. La norme SD est le choix numéro un des consommateurs ; elle a gagné plus de 80 % du marché des cartes mémoire grâce à son interopérabilité fiable et à son format facile à utiliser. À l'heure actuelle, de nombreux smartphones, tablettes, lecteurs Blu-ray, téléviseurs HD, lecteurs audio, systèmes multimédia automobiles, PC de poche, appareils photo et caméras vidéo numériques proposent une interopérabilité SD. Pour un complément d'informations sur la SDA ou pour rejoindre l'Association, veuillez visiter son site Web à l'adresse https://www.sdcard.org. Les logos SD sont des marques commerciales sous licence de SD-3C LLC.


NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") and KSF partner, the former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors with large financial interests that they have only until February 21, 2017 to file lead plaintiff applications in a securities class action lawsuit against Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE:UHS). Investor losses must relate to purchases of the Company’s shares between February 26, 2015 and December 7, 2016.  This action is pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. What You May Do If you purchased securities of Universal Health and would like to discuss your legal rights and how this case might affect you and your right to recover for your economic loss, you may, without obligation or cost to you, call toll free at 1-877-515-1850 or email KSF Managing Partner Lewis Kahn (lewis.kahn@ksfcounsel.com). If you wish to serve as a lead plaintiff in this class action by overseeing lead counsel with the goal of obtaining a fair and just resolution, you must request this position by application to the Court by February 21, 2017. KSF, whose partners include the Former Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr., is a law firm focused on securities, antitrust and consumer class actions, along with merger & acquisition and breach of fiduciary litigation against publicly traded companies on behalf of shareholders. The firm has offices in New York, California and Louisiana. To learn more about KSF, you may visit www.ksfcounsel.com.


News Article | February 15, 2017
Site: marketersmedia.com

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, has reached over 146,000 families in a campaign to prevent abuse of the Baker Act by educating families on their rights and exposing unnecessary involuntary examinations of minors in Florida. Participating in hundreds of family orientated events over the past year, CCHR is on a crusade to stop the unjust involuntary examination of children in Florida without parental consent or knowledge. The mental health law in Florida, commonly known as the Baker Act, allows for the initiation of involuntary psychiatric examination of anyone no matter their age and this includes children. Seen as a statewide problem, the number of children in Florida being sent for involuntary examination has continued to climb with a 50 percent increase from fiscal year 2010 to 2015 [1] according to statistics just released and a recent BuzzFeed article highlighted the abuse that is all too common in the system. The BuzzFeed article tells the story of a 6-year-old child whose parents said the boy had merely thrown a tantrum but who ended up in a hospital owned by America’s largest psychiatric chain, Universal Health Services (UHS). According to the article, the child was held for three days and the UHS facility, River Point Behavioral Health, filed a court petition to keep the child longer. While in the hospital, the boy suffered a bloody nose and was locked in a seclusion room in the middle of the night.[2] Another BuzzFeed article in the series reports, “UHS’s 211 psychiatric hospitals in the United States earned $7.5 billion in revenues last year. More than a third of the company’s overall revenue comes from taxpayers through Medicare and Medicaid.[3] A federal inquiry into Medicare fraud has targeted about one in ten UHS hospitals. UHS has denied wrongdoing and said it is cooperating with the investigation. The company has not been charged.” There are five UHS facilities in Florida under investigation by the Federal Department of Justice and the Office of the Inspector General.[4] “Our Abuse Hotline receives calls on a weekly basis from the parents of children that have been Baker Acted without their consent,” said Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida. “And unfortunately we are finding that the majority of these children don’t event meet the criteria for involuntary psychiatric examination.” Taking action to stop this abuse, CCHR is educating families on their rights under the Baker Act and has reached over 146,000 families at hundreds of events in the Tampa Bay area since launching a new website designed to make the public more aware of this abuse of the law. Concerned parents are encouraged to contact CCHR Florida to learn more about their rights under the law at 800-782-2878. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org. Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health.’” For more information, please visit http://www.cchrflorida.org/


NEW YORK, February 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pre-market, Stock-Callers.com highlights the Healthcare sector, with focus on HealthSouth Corp. (NYSE: HLS), Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS), MEDNAX Inc. (NYSE: MD), and LifePoint Health Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT). According to a NASDAQ...


News Article | February 22, 2017
Site: www.techradar.com

If you take any serious amount of photos in RAW format or shoot lots of video footage at, say, 4K resolution, then you need a speedy SD card. Being a kingpin of the memory business for a long time, Sony knows this better than most, and therefore has unveiled the “world’s fastest” SD card: the SF-G Series. Sony’s latest SD cards, aimed at media professionals (natch), boast write speeds of 299 MB/s – that’s megabytes per second, not megabits – and read speeds of 300 MB/s. (The next fastest SD card to date belongs to SanDisk with its 260 MB/s-writing Extreme Pro series.) The firm chalks up this arguably massive increase to “unique firmware,” and … that’s it. While Sony is keeping mum on exactly how it crafted the speediest SD card yet, it has released a bunch more qualifying information you should know before picking up one of these bad boys. For starters, make sure your camera(s) and other hardware support cards rocking the UHS (Ultra High Speed) II classification. Second, Sony is releasing three versions of the card: a 32GB SDHC model as well as 64GB and 128GB SDXC models. And, finally, Sony will also release a compatible, high-speed SD card reader, the MRW-S1, with a USB 3.1 interface supporting UHS II for faster PC transfers. Sony has yet to release pricing information – though, knowing Sony, expect to pay a considerable sum for this kind of speed when the cards launch this spring. Also, not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but could we use some more capacious cards?


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. reminds investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of all persons or entities who acquired Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE:UHS) securities between February 26, 2015 and December 7, 2016 (the “Class Period”). Investors have until February 21, 2017 to apply to the Court to be appointed as lead plaintiff in the lawsuit. The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Universal Health admitted patients based on its own financial considerations and not upon the medical necessity of the patient; (2) Universal Health would keep patients admitted until their insurance payments ran out in order to ensure the maximum payment for its services; (3) as a result, Universal Health’s revenues from inpatient care relied on unsustainable practices; and (4) in turn, Universal Health lacked effective internal controls concerning its practices and policies of admitting patients. As a result, Universal Health’s public statements were materially false and misleading throughout the Class Period. On December 7, 2016, BuzzFeed published the results of a yearlong investigation “based on interviews with 175 current and former UHS staff, including 18 executives who ran UHS hospitals; more than 120 additional interviews with patients, government investigators, and other experts; and a cache of internal documents.” According to the report, “[c]urrent and former employees from at least 10 UHS hospitals in nine states said they were under pressure to fill beds by almost any method – which sometimes meant exaggerating people’s symptoms or twisting their words to make them seem suicidal – and to hold them until their insurance payments ran out.” Following this news, Universal Health shares declined $15.01 per share, or over 11.8%, on December 7, 2016 to close at $111.36. If you purchased or otherwise acquired Universal Health securities during the Class Period and suffered a loss or continue to hold shares purchased prior to the Class Period, have information, would like to learn more about these claims, or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact J. Brandon Walker, Esq. by email at investigations@bespc.com, or telephone at (212) 355-4648, or by filling out this contact form. There is no cost or obligation to you. Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. is a New York-based law firm concentrating in commercial and securities litigation. For additional information concerning the Universal Health lawsuit, please go to www.bespc.com/uhs. For additional information about Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C., please go to www.bespc.com.


News Article | February 27, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced the new 256GB capacity Lexar® Professional 1000x microSDXC™ UHS-II (U3) memory card. Designed for sports camcorders, tablets, and smartphones, the Professional 1000x microSDXC UHS-II card has read transfer speeds up to 150MB per second and write speeds up to 90MB/s. The 256GB capacity card is also verified to be compatible with GoPro® cameras. Having completed the ‘Works with GoPro’ verification process, the Lexar Professional 1000x microSD cards completed a rigorous testing process, and are capable of achieving optimal performance and compatibility with GoPro products. “GoPro customers generate a lot of content and crave a seamless recording and playback experience,” said Adam Silver, senior director of accessories and developer solutions at GoPro. “Lexar's new high-capacity card, the 256GB Professional 1000x microSDXC, has been verified by the Works with GoPro program by demonstrating great performance and we are glad to welcome it into the program." The new 256GB card offers the speed and capacity needed for all adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies to capture, transfer, and share more content on the go. With UHS Speed Class 3 (U3), this card is ideal for high-speed capture of extended lengths of 4K, 3D, and 1080p full-HD video. Capable of recording up to 9 hours of 4K video2, this card is also perfect for shooting action with an aerial camera, since they require multiple memory cards for extended use. The new card comes with a microSD™ UHS-II USB 3.0 reader to dramatically accelerate workflow with high-speed file transfer up to 150MB/s3, getting content innovators back to capturing the action faster. The Lexar Professional 1000x microSD cards also make it easy for tablet and smartphone users to quickly and easily download or save media files. With the new 256GB capacity card, users can store more than 36 hours of HD video, 67600 photos or 58100 songs.2 “I use microSD cards in my drones, and the Lexar 256GB Professional 1000x microSD card will enable me to capture large amounts of imagery and high definition video without having to change cards on location. That’s huge!” said Chris McLennan, Lexar Elite and professional travel, wildlife, adventure, and aerial photographer. “I also use Lexar microSD cards in my Android phone as storage for photo and video content. It’s great to be able to show clients previews of workflow and images I’ve captured without having to carry my laptop everywhere.” For versatility, the Lexar Professional 1000x microSD UHS-II cards are backwards compatible with UHS-I devices. All Professional line memory cards include a lifetime copy of downloadable Image Rescue® software to recover most photo and select video files, even if they’ve been erased or the card has been corrupted.4 The cards are backed by expert technical support and come with a limited lifetime warranty. The USB 3.0 reader is backed by a one year limited warranty. The new card capacity will be available in Q1 of 2017 with an MSRP of US$349.99. The Lexar Professional 1000x microSDXC/microSDHC™ cards are also available in the following capacities: 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. To offer an even broader range of affordable performance options, the 256GB capacity High-Performance 633x microSDXC UHS-I card will move to UHS Speed Class 1 (U1) in Q1 of 2017 with an MSRP of $279.99. High-Performance 633x microSDXC/microSDHC cards are available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities. All Lexar products undergo rigorous testing in the Lexar Quality Labs to ensure performance, quality, compatibility, and reliability with more than 1,200 digital devices. For more information about Lexar products, visit www.lexar.com. About Lexar Lexar is a global brand of Micron Consumer Products Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc., one of the largest memory manufacturers in the world. Lexar products include industry-leading memory cards for photography and video, card readers, storage drives, high-performance USB flash drives, and memory cards for mobile devices. Lexar products are available worldwide at major retail and e-tail stores, and at www.lexar.com. For more information or support, visit www.lexar.com. About Micron Micron Technology, Inc. is one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets a full range of DRAM, NAND and NOR flash memory, as well as other innovative memory technologies, packaging solutions and semiconductor systems for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, embedded and mobile products. Micron's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit www.micron.com. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1Up to 150MB/s read transfer, write speeds lower. Speeds based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary. x=150KB/s. 2Based on 256GB capacity. 4K @30fps or HD 1080p @15Mbps. 12-megapixel JPEG. 128-kbps MP3 audio. Actual number of hours will vary depending on camera/device model, format resolution and compression, usable capacity, and bundled software. 3Highest transfer speeds achieved only when paired with a microSD UHS-II USB 3.0 reader. 4Image or other data recovery is not 100% guaranteed Limited lifetime warranty is limited to 10 years from purchase in Germany. ©2016 Micron Consumer Products Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Information products, and/or specifications are subject to change without notice. Neither Lexar nor Micron Technology, Inc. is responsible for omissions or errors in typography or photography.  Lexar, the Lexar logo, and Image Rescue are trademarks of Micron Consumer Products Group, Inc. Micron, the Micron logo, and When Memory Matters are trademarks of Micron Technology, Inc. GOPRO is a registered trademark of GoPro, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Micron Consumer Products Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc.


News Article | February 23, 2017
Site: www.cnet.com

What do you look for in an SD card? If it's speed, you're going to love Sony's newest offering in the SD space. According to the company, the SF-G Series UHS-II cards will be the fastest in the world, coming in at 300 megabytes per second read speed and 299 MBps write speed. That 300 MBps isn't new -- the Lexar Professional 2000x was released in late 2015 with the same speed, but a write speed of just 260 MBps. It's this gap that Sony has closed, thanks to the UHS-II bus that pushed data transfer rates to a theoretical maximum of 312 MBps. "The quick write speed supports maximum performance of digital imaging devices, contributing to longer continuous shooting of high-resolution images with UHS-II supporting cameras," the Sony announcement reads. "It also contributes to a shorter buffer clearing time so users never miss a critical moment." If it's high capacity and speed you're looking for, you might have to wait. The SF-G Series will only be available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, launching in spring 2017.


KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) announced today that its reported net income attributable to UHS was $174.2 million, or $1.78 per diluted share, during the fourth quarter of 2016 as compared to $173.7 million, or $1.74 per...

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