The 2020 Louis Vuitton Men’s Summer Fashion Show is Here

Livestream Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Show

From Complex.com

Virgil Abloh unveils his upcoming range for Louis Vuitton at Paris Fashion Week Men’s. You can livestream the show now in the video above.

The Louis Vuitton Men’s Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Show is going down at Place Dauphine in Paris, more than a year after Abloh was appointed LV’s men’s artistic director.

 

How Artificial Intelligence Will Alter Your Healthcare Experience

Artificial Intelligence Will Change Healthcare as We Know It

By Adam C. Uzialko, Write. From Business News Daily

  • Machine learning and deep neural networks have spurred significant advances in artificial intelligence.
  • Major AI applications in healthcare include diagnostics, robotic surgeries and virtual nursing assistants.
  • Healthcare AI is projected to reach $6.6 billion in value by 2021.
  • Adoption of AI could save the U.S. healthcare industry $150 billion annually by 2026.

In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker is rescued from the frozen wastes of Hoth after a near-fatal encounter, luckily to be returned to a medical facility filled with advanced robotics and futuristic technology that treat his wounds and quickly bring him back to health. Of course, that’s the stuff of science fiction … for now.

The healthcare industry could be headed toward yet another high-tech makeover (even as it continues to adapt to the advent of electronic health records systems and other healthcare IT products) as artificial intelligence (AI) improves. Could AI applications become the new normal across virtually every sector of the healthcare industry? Many experts believe it is inevitable and coming sooner than you might expect.

AI could be simply defined as computers and computer software that are capable of intelligent behavior, such as analysis and learning. It is a broad category at the cutting edge of technological development, growing and changing every day.

Machine learning is the foundation of modern AI and is essentially an algorithm that allows computers to learn independently without following any explicit programming. As machine learning algorithms encounter more data, the algorithms’ performance improves.

Deep learning is a subset of machine learning that functions in a similar way with a slight twist. Deep learning goes a step further, making inferences based on the data it has encountered before. In other words, deep learning enables an AI application to draw its own conclusions. It works through an artificial neural network, which is a set of machine learning algorithms that work in tandem. A neural network loosely resembles the human brain, with a series of “neurons” that “fire” when certain stimuli (in this case, data) are present.

“Conventional machine learning solutions aren’t cognitive; they are trained from data but lack the ability to leap beyond missing or broken data and build a hypothesis about potential actions,” said AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond Limits. “Machine learning can be effective in detecting something anticipated, but it fails when confronted by the unexpected.”

To take artificial intelligence to the next level, Abdallat said, developers must emphasize both deductive and inductive reasoning, and emulate those cognitive patterns in the machines they design. A benefit of dynamic, deep learning solutions, he added, is that they can explain their reasoning and conclusions, a major benefit for complex decision-making.

AI is still a relatively new technology, especially in the healthcare industry where adoption remains in its infancy. As AI and machine learning tools become more sophisticated, their use cases have expanded; however, adoption of AI remains low, according to John Frownfelter, chief medical information officer at Jvion.

“We’re still in the hype phase where many organizations are trying to understand how it fits into an overall strategy,” said Frownfelter. “Early AI was seen … with more of an emphasis on pattern recognition for billing processes. It has evolved to a much more sophisticated use of deep machine learning and leveraging the power of big data.”

Modern AI applications include wide-ranging use cases, from cybersecurity to radiographic imaging, Frownfelter said. As AI applications continue to improve, the entire healthcare industry could undergo a shift. Here are some of the major ways AI is expected to shape healthcare in the coming years.

AI excels at categorizing data, especially once it has been exposed to large amounts of data on the subject. That creates great promise for AI when it comes to diagnostics – medical imaging analysis and patient medical records, genetics, and more can all be combined to improve diagnostic outcomes. Moreover, AI tools can use similar information to craft unique treatment approaches and offer recommendations to doctors.

“The really interesting developments are in the clinical arena,” said Frownfelter. “Clinical prescriptive analytics is probably the closest AI is getting to support direct patient care in 2019.”

Robotic surgeries allow surgeons to use smaller tools and make more precise incisions. Surgeons (and patients) could also benefit from AI by combining medical records with real-time data during operations, as well as drawing on data from previous successful surgeries of the same type. Accenture, a technology consulting firm, estimates that AI-enabled, robot-assisted surgery could save the U.S. healthcare industry $40 billion annually by 2026.

Think of virtual nursing assistants like an Alexa for your hospital bedside. These virtual assistants replicate the typical behavior of a nurse by assisting patients with their daily routines, reminding them to take medications or go to appointments, helping answer medical questions and more. Accenture estimates that virtual nursing assistants could be the second-largest source of annual savings for the U.S. healthcare industry, cutting as much as $20 billion in costs.

Naturally, medical practices, hospitals and other points of care result in a great deal of paperwork. In fact, it was consolidating and digitizing these records that led to the industry-wide adoption of electronic health records systems. AI has already started to make its way into these systems and can be used to streamline administrative functions as well. Accenture estimates that new efficiencies in administrative workflow due to emerging AI technologies could result in $18 billion in annual savings.

Already, automated scheduling and appointment reminders are commonplace, but the face of patient engagement could soon become more robotic (and yet, at the same time, more personal.)

“There has, rightly so, been a focus on how AI can be used to better diagnose and cure patients,” said Phil Marshall, co-founder of Conversa Health. “That’s important, but now we are seeing a shift to the ways AI can extend into the patient experience.”

For example, patients who are concerned about a specific condition or the side effects of treatment could query a chatbot at any time, even when their doctor is not available, Marshall said.

“Imagine a cancer patient undergoing radiation [who] is unfamiliar with what is a normal side effect and what isn’t. Now, instead of worrying through the night until the doctor’s office opens, the chatbot can let them know,” he said.

What is all this worth? Accenture estimates the top 10 AI applications in healthcare could save the industry $150 billion annually by 2026. The AI healthcare market itself is projected to be worth $6.6 billion by 2021, which represents a massive compound annual growth rate of 40% since 2014 but also a modest investment when compared with the anticipated savings directly related to the adoption of AI.

“Investment and adoption of clinical AI is still low, but that is beginning to accelerate,” said Frownfelter. “The most significant development in the next year is likely to be increased understanding and acceptance of AI.”

Look Like Your Favorite Actor For the Summer

14 Stylish, Summer-Friendly Outfits to Wear to Work

You’re not about to catch us complaining about warmer weather. Summer, however, does pose its own complications, specifically when it comes to keeping your look sharp. When it’s hot, it’s hard to fathom the idea of putting together a multilayer outfit. Which, of course, means it’s hard to craft an outfit at all, given you only have a few pieces to work with.

Not to worry: Some of the most stylish globe-trotting celebrities have been tested with the same kind of challenge—and with the added bonus of paparazzi capturing those fits. That gives us documentation and inspiration for our own summer-friendly style. Here are 14 of the best outfits to wear to work this summer.

Don Cheadle
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If you have to wear a suit all year long, it’s worth investing in one meant specifically for warm weather. Lighten up the fabric, color, and construction to stay comfortable all day.

Finn Cole
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Speaking of summer suits, you can make your year-round-ish ones work by lightening up the layers. A sleek white tee is the perfect summer layer.

Simon Pegg
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For a more casual office, keep a denim jacket on hand. You can commute to work in a tee to stay cool and put on the jacket once you’re inside.

Tom Holland
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A striped polo is the perfect way to nail business casual. Not sure what kind of polo shirt feels modern? Start here.

Alexander Skarsgard
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Those polos look good layered with a suit, too. The short sleeves and lighter fabric mean less intense layering—but it still feels like a proper outfit if you take the jacket off.

James Marsden
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While the winter might be about outdoor layers, the summer is all about indoor ones. Wear a short-sleeve button-down to the office and throw on a jacket once you get there.

Armie Hammer
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Same goes for sweaters. Wear a T-shirt and pack a knit in your bag.

Nicholas Hoult
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For suits-only offices, you still have some room for movement. Ditch the tie and go for a printed lightweight shirt instead of a more traditional dress shirt.

Ryan Reynolds
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Ryan Reynolds flexes the power of a printed shirt. This one still looks put-together with trousers.

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Business casual is often open to interpretation. But if your office leans into the casual of business casual, dark chinos and white sneakers are the way to go.

Nicholas Hoult
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A base for any good outfit: black jeans and a white tee. Put on and remove your jacket at your leisure.

Seth Rogen
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Suits work best in the summer when you still have an outfit once that jacket comes off. A contrast-collar polo is a good way to ensure that.

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Think beyond your standard dress shirt for summer. A linen-blend, mandarin-collar shirt is much more aired-out than the norm.

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Oh No The Warriors Kevin Durant Suffers An Achilles Injury!

Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury: Shock waves hit NBA free agency and beyond

 

Kevin Durant fell, clutching his lower right leg. The consequences were so grave, Warriors teammates Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala left the court to ease his path to the locker room. And an entire league went into shock.

There have been a number of catastrophic injuries over the years, drastically changing a team’s fortunes. Such names as Bill Walton, Greg Oden, Brandon Roy, Penny Hardaway, Bernard King, Yao Ming and Derrick Rose come to mind. But there hasn’t been anything like this. Today’s NBA is all about the summertime free-agent market, and everywhere you look, some carefully orchestrated plans just went up in smoke.

Only a few teams actually had a shot at signing Durant, in the event he chooses to leave the Warriors, but the trickle-down effect will be formidable, affecting all but a few franchises. And for purposes of this piece, let’s assume he decides to start a new basketball life in some other locale.

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Start with Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard, the hottest free-agent story at the moment. He has no time to think about any of this — not with Game 6 of the Finals coming Thursday night at Oracle — but Durant’s departure weakens the Warriors, and the entire Western Conference, if he decides to head East.

Leonard has long fancied the idea of returning home to Southern California to play for the Clippers, who have an intriguing young roster and a smart, aggressive front office. All they need is a superstar, and Leonard would perfectly fit the bill. He easily could conjure up some championship dreams about an aging, fatigue-prone Warriors team finally giving up the throne.

If the Raptors win this series, bringing a first-ever title to the franchise, Leonard would have plenty of sensible reasons to stay. Blowing a 3-1 lead to the Warriors would crush Toronto’s festive mood, perhaps leaving Leonard believing he’s done all he can.

The Knicks have been the subject of Durant rumors for months, some sources claiming they’ve essentially wrapped up deals for Durant and Boston free-agent guard Kyrie Irving. The entire rumor mill is really just a pile of junk, with only a few odd kernels to be trusted, but now that Durant faces the prospect of missing an entire season, the Knicks need to look elsewhere.

(Always good for a tasteless back-page headline, the New York Daily News went with this Tuesday: “Knicks lose Game 5: Durant goes down with Achilles injury, ruining EVERYTHING as Warriors avoid elimination.”)

Worse yet for the Knicks, the crosstown Brooklyn Nets have privately expressed confidence about acquiring Irving. There’s also the looming presence of New Orleans’ Anthony Davis, who has made it clear that he wants to be traded. With Durant bound for the shadows, Davis can be a franchise-changer for several teams, with the Lakers and Celtics most likely to present the best offers.

Meanwhile, the free-agent hierarchy has undergone a major shakeup. Once Leonard makes his call, such names as Jimmy Butler, Kemba Walker, Tobias Harris, D’Angelo Russell and Khris Middleton will be more coveted than ever, with DeMarcus Cousins also in that mix and Washington’s Bradley Beal potentially available in trade.

What will the Houston Rockets have in mind? They’ve got their answer on Durant as far as next season, and that reported shakeup — perhaps involving expensive guard Chris Paul — might be put on hold. The idea of “running it back” already had gained credence with the recent reports that head coach Mike D’Antoni, believed to be heading into a lame-duck season with his contract expiring, is now back in negotiations for an extension.

Here’s the extent of Durant’s value and reputation: Even with his career in doubt, and next season probably lost, ESPN reported that three unnamed teams still would be willing to offer the maximum deal — four years, $141 million — to which he’s entitled if he leaves Golden State.

As for the Lakers, it seemed extremely unlikely that Durant had any interest. With the front office in chaos (too many voices, rampant distrust) and James approaching the end of his career, why would any of the other top free agents consider that team, especially with the Clippers on the rise? The Lakers have to push hard for a Davis deal — a package of Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball and the No. 4 overall draft pick would be hard to reject — or face another season of troubling irrelevance.

What was lost in Toronto on Monday night? More than anyone can accurately forecast. The Warriors were sent reeling into a state of depression, with tears all around. Durant’s career is in doubt, considering how many players couldn’t fully recover from an Achilles tear, which is what the Warriors are fearing it is. Such is the extent of the man’s greatness that he still might receive a max-contract deal from several teams.

In truth, though, nobody really knows anything. It’s stunning to realize that the clouds of uncertainty are about to blanket an entire league.

Bruce Jenkins is a San Francisco Chronicle columnist. Email: bjenkins@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @Bruce_Jenkins1 

Achilles Tendon Exercises


Achilles Tendon: Exercises

Introduction

Here are some examples of exercises for you to try. The exercises may be suggested for a condition or for rehabilitation. Start each exercise slowly. Ease off the exercises if you start to have pain.

You will be told when to start these exercises and which ones will work best for you.

Toe stretch

Toe stretch

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  1. Sit in a chair, and extend your affected leg so that your heel is on the floor.
  2. With your hand, reach down and pull your big toe up and back. Pull toward your ankle and away from the floor.
  3. Hold the position for at least 15 to 30 seconds.
  4. Repeat 2 to 4 times a session, several times a day.

Calf-plantar fascia stretch

Calf-plantar fascia stretch
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  1. Sit with your legs extended and knees straight.
  2. Place a towel around your foot just under the toes.
  3. Hold each end of the towel in each hand, with your hands above your knees.
  4. Pull back with the towel so that your foot stretches toward you.
  5. Hold the position for at least 15 to 30 seconds.
  6. Repeat 2 to 4 times a session, up to 5 sessions a day.

Floor stretch

Calf stretch
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  1. Stand about 2 feet from a wall, and place your hands on the wall at about shoulder height. Or you can stand behind a chair, placing your hands on the back of it for balance.
  2. Step back with the leg you want to stretch. Keep the leg straight, and press your heel into the floor with your toe turned slightly in.
  3. Lean forward, and bend your other leg slightly. Feel the stretch in the Achilles tendon of your back leg. Hold for at least 15 to 30 seconds.
  4. Repeat 2 to 4 times a session, up to 5 sessions a day.

Stair stretch

Stair stretch exercise
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  1. Stand with the balls of both feet on the edge of a step or curb (or a medium-sized phone book). With at least one hand, hold onto something solid for balance, such as a banister or handrail.
  2. Keeping your affected leg straight, slowly let that heel hang down off of the step or curb until you feel a stretch in the back of your calf and/or Achilles area. Some of your weight should still be on the other leg.
  3. Hold this position for at least 15 to 30 seconds.
  4. Repeat 2 to 4 times a session, up to 5 times a day or whenever your Achilles tendon starts to feel tight. This stretch can also be done with your knee slightly bent.

Strength exercise

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  1. This exercise will get you started on building strength after an Achilles tendon injury. Your doctor or physical therapist can help you move on to more challenging exercises as you heal and get stronger.
  2. Stand on a step with your heel off the edge of the step. Hold on to a handrail or wall for balance.
  3. Push up on your toes, then slowly count to 10 as you lower yourself back down until your heel is below the step. If it hurts to push up on your toes, try putting most of your weight on your other foot as you push up, or try using your arms to help you. If you can’t do this exercise without causing pain, stop the exercise and talk to your doctor.
  4. Repeat the exercise 8 to 12 times, half with the knee straight and half with the knee bent.

Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor if you are having problems. It’s also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.

Where can you learn more?

Go to kp.org/health

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