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Major crackdown against illegal liquor mafiyas

first_imgGreater Noida: In a major crackdown against illegal liquor mafiyas, the Gautam Buddh Nagar police have busted an illegal liquor making factory from Badalpur area in Greater Noida. Cops said that the gang used to produce adulterated liquor and supply it after packing in imported bottles to Gautam Buddh Nagar and nearby districts. Police have arrested two persons and have sealed the premises.According to police, the arrested accused have been identified as Sunil Kumar and Gaurav Gupta, both natives of Sihani Gate area in Ghaziabad. Police have recovered 40 empty drums, one drum with 180 liters of liquor worth Rs 20 lakhs, large quantity of labels of imported liquor, bar codes and empty bottles. Vaibhav Krishna, Senior Superintendent of Police, Gautam Buddh Nagar said that the gang used to pack adulterated liquor in the bottles and supply them after pasting the label of imported liquor brands on these bottles. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Upon interrogating the arrested persons, they told police that they used to produce liquor as well as smuggle cheap liquor from other states. The adulterated liquor was filled in bottles with labels pasted on it and were packed in such a way that it looks similar like an imported liquor bottle. These bottles were then supplied to local and markets of nearby district through private cars. Also they had produced labels which display only for sale in Uttar Pradesh,” said Krishna. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”It also came to light that the owner of premises, Devendra Yadav was also involved in illegal liquor trading. Police have sealed the premises and have arrested two of their gang members. Two accused persons are still absconding and we have launched a manhunt to nab them as well” the officer added. In another incident, Gautam Buddh Nagar police have also arrested two accused from Jarchha and Dadri area with over 1500 liquor cartoons worth Rs 65 lakhs. “The accused persons, identified as Manjeet Jaat and Anil, both natives of Haryana were arrested with Arunachal Pradesh made liquor which was supposed to be supplied in Bihar from Haryana,” a senior police officer said.last_img read more

Shopify shares slip after Adobe Systems buys ecommerce rival Magento

first_imgTORONTO – Shares of Shopify Inc. slumped Tuesday on news that its rival Magento Commerce was bought by Adobe Systems Inc.The e-commerce company’s stock closed at $177.66 in Toronto on Tuesday, marking a 6.12 per cent drop, one day after the U.S. software giant announced the acquisition. Shopify shares on the New York Stock Exchange closed at US$138.75, down nearly four per cent.Adobe, best known for its Photoshop picture editing software, on Monday said it had signed a US$1.68-billion agreement to buy Campbell, Calif.-based Magento.Magento’s platform helps companies set up online stores and manage orders. Its customers include Canon, Helly Hansen and Paul Smith. Adobe and Magento share joint customers including Coca-Cola, Warner Music Group, Nestle and Cathay Pacific.Adobe said the acquisition will enable e-commerce to be seamlessly integrated into its own platform.“Embedding commerce into the Adobe Experience Cloud with Magento enables Adobe to make every moment personal and every experience shoppable,” said Brad Rencher, Adobe’s executive vice president and general manager of digital experience in a statement on Monday.last_img read more

Trump dairy farmers broaden attacks on Liberals as speedy metal tariffs urged

first_imgOTTAWA – The Canada-U.S. trade war bled into farm fields on Monday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government faced dual attacks from Canadian dairy farmers, and President Donald Trump.The Dairy Farmers of Canada branded as “troubling” and “worrisome” comments Trudeau made on NBC’s Meet the Press that Canada was considering allowing U.S. dairy greater access to the Canadian market as part of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.Trump, meanwhile, broadened his trade tirades on Twitter into agriculture, writing: “Canada has all sorts of trade barriers on our Agricultural products. Not acceptable!”The attacks came as the government is already reeling from Trump’s imposition last week of steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, part the president’s broader tariff attack on Mexico and Europe.Trudeau also faced pressure Monday to speed up Canada’s tariff retaliation on U.S. steel and aluminum imports, while it consults on imposing levies on other American consumer goods.Speaking on the NBC Sunday news show, Trudeau called the tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum “insulting and unacceptable.”Trudeau was also asked about possible concessions the U.S. is seeking in the NAFTA talks.“I think they want a better deal on their auto sector from Mexico and I think they want more access on certain agricultural products like dairy to Canada,” the prime minister said.Asked if he was willing to give that, Trudeau replied: “We were moving towards flexibility in those areas that I thought was very, very promising.” But he said the U.S. insistence on a five-year sunset clause was a deal breaker.Pierre Lampron, president of the Dairy Farmers of Canada, sent Trudeau a letter on Monday, demanding a meeting and questioning his support for the dairy industry.“These comments are deeply troubling for our dairy farmers, as you and your government’s representatives have repeatedly stated that you support the supply management system and our sector,” Lampron wrote.“Your comments, in addition to political meetings between your staff and President Trump’s advisers, for which there has been little information provided to us, are quite worrisome.”Trudeau’s office declined direct comment on the letter and instead referred to comments Monday in question period, in which Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay once again defended Canada’s supply management system.“The prime minister, myself, the minister of foreign affairs, cabinet ministers and caucus, and, indeed, the trade negotiators of NAFTA have clearly indicated the Canadian direction,” MacAulay said.“The Liberal government is the government that put supply management in place and it is the Liberal government that will protect supply management.”Canada has already granted some access to its dairy markets in its other big free trade deals with the European Union and the re-booted Trans-Pacific Partnership, the 11-country Pacific Rim pact that does not include the U.S.Trudeau also faced calls Monday to speed up the imposition of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum, but he rebuffed them.Trudeau said he wants to respect the government’s 30-day consultation period on its proposed $16.6-billion tariff package, retaliation for the Trump administration’s decision to impose 25 per cent import duties on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum.The federal government wants to consult Canadians before enacting its response, which targets not only U.S. steel and aluminum, but also a wide variety of goods from orange juice to playing cards to toilet paper.Joseph Galimberti, the president of the Canadian Steel Producers Association, said he urged Trudeau in a meeting Monday to immediately impose the retaliatory tariffs on metals while it consults on the other products.Galimberti said American steel continues to flow into Canada tariff-free while Canadian steel now faces tariffs.“This is a very live situation,” Galimberti told reporters after the meeting, add that companies are “experiencing damages and interruptions today, supply chains are going to change going forward.“This is something that the government is going to need to pay attention to.”Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer also urged Trudeau to accelerate the retaliation.“The American tariffs went into effect immediately and Canadian shipments of steel are already being turned back from the border,” said Scheer. “Why is the prime minister waiting three weeks to impose these counter-measures specifically on steel and aluminum when the U.S. tariffs came into effect right away?”Trudeau replied he wants to follow through on the consultations while trying to persuade the U.S. to drop the tariffs.“One of the fundamental realities is that nobody wins in trade wars,” he said.“We continue to believe that by working thoughtfully and firmly with the American administration we are going to be able to move forward in a positive direction.”last_img read more

Polls Chief proposes holding polls on a Saturday

He said that holding an election on a Saturday will go a long way to assist Government and private sector employees who need to take leave to travel to their hometowns to place their votes. Deshapriya also said that the current Parliament has time till April next year for its term to end so it can continue till April unless the President dissolves Parliament before that. Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya says the Department of Elections prefers to hold the Parliament elections on a Saturday.Deshapriya said that the department is giving serious consideration to the idea and will discuss it with the relevant Government officials. The Elections Commissioner also said that he has so far not been informed of an early election but added that his department is ready to conduct the polls at any given time. (Colombo Gazette) read more

LIVE BLOG 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles

by News Staff Posted Jun 10, 2013 7:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LIVE BLOG: 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles E3|electronic entertainment expo|Los Angeles|mike yawney CityNews technology specialist Mike Yawney is live at E3 in Los Angeles, reporting on keynote addresses and sharing cool finds from one of the world’s biggest tech gatherings.See his live blog below or click here to view it in a new window.

JCHX company starts twin decline development ahead of schedule at KamoaKakula

first_imgIvanhoe Mines Executive Chairman Robert Friedland and Chief Executive Officer Lars-Eric Johansson this week announced that the Kamoa-Kakula mine development team has celebrated the first blast marking the start of work on the twin declines at the ultra-high-grade Kakula Copper Discovery on the company’s Tier One Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project, near the mining centre of Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).The Kakula box cut was successfully completed on October 26, 2017, and the first blast for the twin declines at Kakula took place on November 16, 10 days ahead of schedule. The Kakula decline development work is being undertaken by JMMC, a DRC subsidiary of JCHX Mining Management of Beijing, China. Depending on ground conditions, the 3,600 m decline development contract is scheduled for completion in approximately one year.In response to the spectacular exploration success at the Kakula Discovery, Ivanhoe Mines and Zijin Mining are fast-tracking the mine development program at Kakula. The Kakula Copper Deposit is a gently-dipping blanket of thick, chalcocite-rich copper mineralisation. Initial mine development is planned to begin in the flat, near-surface zone which, at a 3% cut-off, is between 7.1 m and 11.7 m thick and with copper grades between 8.11% and 10.35% along the deposit’s axis.Fourteen rigs are continuing to drill at Kamoa-Kakula, including 10 rigs focused on expanding and upgrading the resources in the Kakula high-grade zone along trend to the west and southeast. A fresh resource estimate for Kakula is being prepared and is expected to result in a major upgrade and expansion of the Kakula Mineral Resources.The new Kamoa-Kakula Project PEA is progressing well and is expected to be completed this quarter. The PEA is based on an initial mine capacity of 6 Mt/y at Kakula, using the May 2017 Mineral Resource estimate, with an additional 6 Mt/y mine at Kansoko, serving a centralised concentrator at Kakula, for a projected mine production of approximately 12 Mtpa from the presently delineated Kamoa and Kakula deposits.In addition to the new PEA study, preliminary work is underway on a 6 Mt/y pre-feasibility study at Kakula that will be based on the upcoming, January 2018 resource model. The study will be considered as the base case for the first phase of development at Kamoa-Kakula. In light of the successful step-out drilling at Kakula West, the Kamoa-Kakula development plans will be reassessed and amended as the project moves forward.Potential phased mine developments of up to 18 Mt/y also are being assessed for the Kamoa-Kakula copper complex.last_img read more

Eduardo Gurbindo joins Barcelona

BarcelonagurbindoriveraValladolid The 24-year old Eduardo Gurbindo, is moving to Catalonia, to the title-defending team in the new season. Born in Pamplona, he has been played since 2009 for Cuatro Rayas Valladolid, and previously also played for Torrevieja and San Antonio. With the national team he won the Bronze medal at the World Championship 2011. Gurbindo signed a two-year contract with Barcelona, and will play on the right back position. ← Previous Story Denmark wins “Scandinavia Open” Next Story → ASOBAL to start with 16 teams!

Nineyearold Greek boy enters uni

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Instead of focusing on elementary school and indulging on activities typical children of his age enjoy, 9-year-old phenom William Maillis has taken academics head on.Son of a Greek Orthodox priest, the boy graduated from high school with honours and is now developing his own theories of how the universe was created in college.William has joined the Community College of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania, to prepare and is planning to enroll at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh by next year.“It doesn’t bother me” being the youngest student in class by far, William who aspires to study physics and chemistry of space told People magazine in an interview. “I’m used to it by now.” “I want to prove to everybody that God does exist,” he stresses, by showing that only an outside force could be capable of forming the cosmos.To do that, he studies intensively and focuses on concepts like “displacement of space-time” “singularity” and “pure gravity” insisting that black holes aren’t “super massive” as theorized by such other brilliant minds as Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.William with his parents Peter and Nancy. Photo: People USHis father Peter and mother Nancy had him after 17 years of marriage, while already parents of a 29-year-old daughter and 26-year-old-son.“William was just very sharp,” the father tells People adding that the boy could accurately identify numbers at 6 months old and speak in complete sentences at just 7 months of age. “William remembers everything he sees.”He followed with a range of impressive academic feats, including doing addition at 21 months; multiplication, reading and writing at 2 years old; algebra, sign language and reading Greek at age 4; geometry at 5 and trigonometry at 7. However, when William tried to enroll in kindergarten at age 4 he was turned down when he insisted “grey is a shade, not a color” and failed to identify an old thermometer. By finishing third grade William chose to simultaneously attend fourth grade and high school while also taking some college classes. Meanwhile, a college psychologist declared him a “pure genius” after administering IQ tests asWilliam doesn’t take notes like the other students, but simply listens, reads and absorbs the material.“The boy fits right in with his other college students,” William’s history professor, Aaron Hoffman, says.“We haven’t steered away from any topics: Hitler, Mussolini, the Holocaust, wars,” Hoffman says. “If he’s here for college, he’s going to get college-level material.”The parents have decided to allow their son to make his own decisions in terms of subjects. “Whatever classes he wants to take, that’s okay with me. I don’t want to push him,” Mr Maillis continues.“I just want him to appreciate the gift he has, which I think he does. I tell him, ‘God gave you a gift. The worst thing would be to reject that gift and not use it for the betterment of the world.’ “last_img read more

MovieBob Reviews SPLIT 2017

first_imgThe Shyamalanaissance is real!Granted, saying that a filmmaker has delivered a better movie than The Village, Lady in The Water, The Happening, The Last Airbender, After Earth and The Visit sounds like the lead-up to a backhanded compliment. But I’m coming at this quite sincerely: Split is a genuinely good movie. Not as good as The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable or Signs but damn good all the same – and if not for a handful of unfortunate (and, it must be said, predictably Shyamalanesque) missteps, it might even have been close to great. Still – it’s an M. Night Shyamalan genre movie opening in January, so you should probably be thankful for “good.”The premise is three young women have been abducted and are being held captive in an unknown location for an ominous (but initially mysterious purpose) by a severely disturbed man played by James McAvoy, whom the three captives (primarily a standoffish outsider played by Anya Taylor-Joy). They must engage in a deadly game of psychological cat and mouse in order to finagle their escape. Unfortunately for them, their captor’s deep psychological damage manifests itself in the form of multiple personalities. This means they aren’t just dealing with one nemesis, but about twenty-three of them each with their own agendas and interpersonal conflicts both with the girls and with each other.Meanwhile, we also get to know the villain’s therapist – who believes that he could be the living proof of her long-held theory that people who develop his disorder under particularly traumatic circumstances may be capable of unlocking the power to transform themselves not just psychologically but also physically – which would be bad news for the girls because a handful of his 23 other selves claim to have developed religion built around a hypothetical 24th personality called “The Beast” whom they claim is a literal man-eating monster with superhuman strength and invulnerable skin. No prizes, of course, for guessing if the therapist wasn’t right about this there wouldn’t be a movie for us to be watching.It’s all completely absurd nonsense (a familiar, since the idea of trauma unlocking literal or figurative facets of human potential, is a favorite recurring theme for the director) where every narrative conceit only exists to let Shyamalan craft a nasty, creepy just-different-enough variation on a typical kidnapping thriller. And to give McAvoy a chance to deliver the kind of show-offy “LOOK UPON MY RANGE YE MORTALS AND TREMBLE!!!” performance every actor dreams of an excuse to deliver.But what always got lost amid the auteurist egomania and misguided pretentiousness is that M. Night Shyamalan really is a hell of a director with a great eye for building suspense and a real gift for drawing out great performances. For all it’s meditative quite moments, Split (whether its director wants to cop to it or not) is very much a work of lurid, trashy B-movie schlock; but of a very, very distinguished vintage. And that’s without even discussing the ending which – well… let’s say you wouldn’t believe me if I told you.Sadly, there’s also some serious problems that keep it from being truly great; most egregiously a running flashback subplot that’s meant to gradually reveal why our main heroine is made of sterner stuff than the other captives. It eventually makes sense in context, but it’s also sleazy and exploitative in a way that doesn’t fit tonally with the rest of the film at all and ends up feeling incredibly unnecessary – inappropriate tonal shifts having always been Shyamalan’s ultimate Achille’s heel.Also, while I enjoy the film strictly as a film in and of itself, you can’t ignore the fact that tying real-life psychiatric issues and conditions like DID to the highly-fictionalized (and eventually straight-up science-fiction) business Split builds its whole plot around is seriously uncool and very likely makes life even more difficult for people who are struggling with them in real life. I understand that it makes the movie scarier if you can tie the premise to something the audience recognizes as a real thing, but it’s a line you’ve got to be extremely careful walking and Split is just not the kind of movie that’s careful about anything – which is really too bad. I still recommend it on its merits strictly as a film, but you have to recognize that not everyone can (or should be expected to) compartmentalize in that way.But, for the purposes at hand: Yes, Split is some seriously entertaining suspense-thriller junk food, and on those merits I’m calling it a winner. Check it out, especially if you want to avoid The Internet inevitably spoiling the ending for you.last_img read more

Chief Justice Presides Over Introductory Ceremony For New Judges

Chief Justice Presides Over Introductory Ceremony For New Judges

first_imgBy Yankuba JallowThe Chief Justice of The Gambia, Hassan B. Jallow, has presided over the introductory ceremony for the newly appointed judges of the superior courts of The Gambia.Speaking at the occasion, Chief Justice Jallow said the Judges were selected based on the qualities they have manifested in the judicial system of the country. He added that among the qualities included their wisdom, understanding of the Laws and the zeal they can provide for the new job.“Do not forget your core mandate. To deliver quality justice,” he tasked the appointees.He advised them to uphold the principle of justice and for them to deliver justice speedily and observe the Laws.“We have to make sure that we avoid all deviations in our judicial system,” he told them.The Honourable Judicial Secretary, Landing Sanneh, said the persons appointed as judges in the superior courts are individuals with great knowledge and experience.“We don’t doubt their competence and we are certain that they will deliver as expected,” he told the gathering.The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Aboubakar Tambadou said since the new Government took over, they have appointed 12 judges, adding that they will continue to encourage qualified and competent Gambians at the Bar, to join the bench. He told the gathering that since he took over his office, he had instructed all criminal case files to be given to state counsels in order for them to make a speedy trial over all those cases. He promised that his office will continue to quest for reform and capacity building in order to build a vibrant legal system for the country. He told members of the Bar that his ministry has extended its hands to them in order to collaborate and ensure that quality justice is delivered at all levels.Rachel Y. Mendy, the President of the Bar Association called on the bench and the bar to build a strong cordial relationship. Shee also made similar remarks as the Minister of Justice and called on the freedom of the press in order to fulfil their constitutional mandate; that this is the only way to hold the Government to account.Justice Awa bah, is said to be the first female president of the Gambia Court of Appeal. She said that she was humbled to be appointed as the new President of the Gambia Court of Appeal and promised to keep up to the oaths that she had earlier taken.“I will make sure justice is delivered in a timely and efficient manner,” she said.Justice Haddy Cecilia Roche on behalf of the new judges of the Gambia Court of Appeal said they will ensure that there is full cooperation between the litigants.The New Judges for the Gambia Court of Appeal are Justice Awa Bah as President, Basiru V.P. Mahoney, Kumba Silla-Camara and Haddy Cecilia Roche whislt for the High Court they are Justices Ebrima Jaiteh, Buba Jawo, Sainabou Wadda Cisse and Zainab Jawara Alami.last_img read more

Report Mario Balotelli could make an unexpected Premier League return

Report Mario Balotelli could make an unexpected Premier League return

first_imgNewcastle are reportedly considering making an approach for Mario Balotelli for this month’s transfer windowRafael Benitez’s side have claimed the second-fewest goals in the Premier League with just 15 from 21 games and currently sit two points above the relegation zone in 15th-place.Therefore, the Daily Mirror claims that Newcastle are eyeing up an approach for Balotelli in order to add some badly needed firepower to the squad.The Italian striker’s stay at OGC Nice appears to be coming to an end after manager Patrick Vieira gave him an additional few days off to decide his future.“I have given Mario a few extra days off to think about his future and what he wants to do,” Vieira said.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“He’s under contract here and everything is possible, if we can come to a common agreement who knows.”After a prolific two seasons at the Allianz Riviera, Balotelli is yet to find the net in all of his 10 Ligue 1 appearances this term following a failed summer move to Marseille.Now it’s understood that Vieira and Nice will allow Balotelli, who will be out of contract in June, to leave for Newcastle if they decide to make an approach.The 28-year-old previously played in the Premier League for Manchester City and Liverpool.last_img read more

Hereditary Breast Cancer Are You at Risk

Hereditary Breast Cancer Are You at Risk

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 8, 2016 – For about five to ten percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer, hereditary factors are the root cause. In fact, having a first-degree (mother, sister, daughter) relative with breast cancer, increases the potential that you are carrying a mutated breast cancer gene.   And, women who inherit a gene mutation have a much higher risk of developing breast cancer.A gene can often harbor an abnormality that changes how the cell works or responds to its environment. According to Sara Carroll, genetic counselor at Cleveland Clinic Florida, “the most common causes of hereditary breast cancer include mutations in the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 gene.”  There are other hereditary causes of breast cancer, but these are the most prevalent. These genes can be inherited from either parent.BRCA genes help to correct DNA damage. In people with a mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2, the ability to repair damage is impaired and can sometimes lead to breast cancer.  This suggests an estimated 87% lifetime risk of developing breast cancer, which begins to steeply rise at the age of 30. The risk of developing breast cancer by the age of 50 is approximately 50%.There are several factors that can suggest the possibility that hereditary breast cancer runs in your family. You should be concerned if:There is both breast and ovarian cancer in your family.Diagnosis of breast cancer has occurred before age 50.Diagnosis of bilateral breast cancer (cancer in both breasts).Ask about genetic counseling if you are concerned, or call for a risk assessment appointment if you are unsure. High-risk women can be tested to screen for mutations in the BRCA genes. “Genetic testing can be beneficial in determining whether a cancer diagnosis was random or the result of an inherited mutation,” says Ms. Carroll.  This is valuable information, as there may also be an increased risk for other cancers as well.  Your family members will also benefit from discovering whether a hereditary risk exists.At the genetic counseling visit, a personal and detailed family medical history will be obtained.  Depending what your hereditary risk factors are, we can determine whether or not genetic testing is appropriate, and which genetic changes to assess.  Genetic testing involves a blood test, and the results are typically known in a few weeks. Hereditary risk assessment and genetic testing have become tools in the personalization of breast cancer treatment, by providing a basic understanding of the structure and function of genes at a molecular level. This knowledge allows the best clinical management to be determined.  In some instances, additional breast cancer risk management options may be necessary.  Tell your doctor about your family history of breast cancer and discuss whether that history might support the consideration of changes to your care.The Breast Center at Cleveland Clinic Florida is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a designation given to centers that are committed to providing the highest quality breast care. The breast cancer team provides the most up-to-date information on the genetic components of breast cancer, and offers predictive testing for family members who may have inherited a specific genetic mutation.“Understanding the increased genetic risk enables you to evaluate your options in advance.  Working with our breast cancer care team, you can create a personalized plan, designed to prevent or detect cancer at an earlier and more treatable stage,” states Ms. Carroll.  Women can be empowered to make important health decisions, armed with the knowledge of their genetic breast cancer risk.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Tuesday Feb 12 2019

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNews House deadlock persists after Knopp votes for himself for speakerAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauRep. Gary Knopp said on the House floor that he committed to being the 21st vote for a Republican nominee, but he didn’t say which one. He then voted for himself to become speaker.State Revenue Commissioner outlines administration’s budgeting policyRashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauGov. Mike Dunleavy is set to release his budget tomorrow morning and it’s expected to contain a lot of cuts to state government. Dunleavy’s Revenue Commissioner, Bruce Tangeman, sat down with Rashah McChesney from Alaska’s Energy Desk in Juneau to talk about the administration’s budgeting philosophy and how it fits into their plans for the Permanent Fund Dividend.Big win for Murkowski: Public lands bill passes SenateLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.The U.S. Senate today passed a massive public lands bill, and to the delight of its sponsor, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the vote was overwhelming.Alaska Native issues feature prominently at hearing on Arctic Refuge oil leasingElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageAt the Anchorage hearing on oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Native voices provided passionate testimony on both sides of the issue.Brazil dam disaster sparks questions over the safety of Donlin’s tailings damKrysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – BethelA tailings dam collapsed last month in Brazil, killing more than 150 people. That accident raised fears among some residents in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta about the safety of the tailings facility and dam that Donlin Gold plans to construct for its large gold mine. Donlin says its design is much safer than the one that collapsed in Brazil.Ask an Economist: What does the PFD do for jobs, crime and health in Alaska?Abbey Collins, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe checks qualified Alaskans receive each year give residents some extra cash. But the Permanent Fund Dividend, or PFD, could have broader impacts, too.Brent Sass recounts winning strategy for his second Yukon Quest victoryLex Treinen, KUAC – FairbanksFairbanks Yukon Quest fans cheered Brent Sass and his dogs from Wild and Free Mushing to their second victory in the thousand-mile, international sled dog race yesterday.last_img read more

Dhaba owners told to install CCTV cameras in Nirmal

Dhaba owners told to install CCTV cameras in Nirmal

first_imgNirmal: DSP Upender Reddy explained the benefits of installing CCTV cameras to Dhaba owners at a meeting with Dhaba owners and operators at rural police station in Nirmal on Tuesday.The DSP said that public participation is a must to prevent crime and told the Dhaba owners to install CCTV cameras at their hotels. He said that one CCTV camera is equal to the eyes of 100 members and will work round the clock. In case of any untoward incident, the footage of these cameras will help the police in identifying the criminals with ease. Rural CI Srinivas Reddy, SI Sarangapur, Younus Ahamed and Dhaba owners and operators were present at the meeting.last_img

Agfa Introduces FreeView Technology With Telescopic Column for Mobile DR System

Agfa Introduces FreeView Technology With Telescopic Column for Mobile DR System

first_img Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more July 9, 2015 – Agfa HealthCare announced that it will launch its new mobile digital radiography (DR) system with FreeView telescopic column at AHRA 2015, the Association for Medical Imaging Management’s annual meeting. FreeView technology creates better maneuverability and ease of use by offering a telescoping column for an unobstructed view while driving the mobile DR system.The AHRA 2015 meeting will take place July 19-22 in Las Vegas.The highly maneuverable, wireless DX-D 100 DR unit combines full mobility with Agfa HealthCare’s MUSICA image processing, enabling high-quality radiology exams to be efficiently performed in mobile environments, including intensive care units (ICUs), emergency departments, operating rooms and at the patient bedside.With the FreeView technology, the telescopic column of the DX-D 100 can be collapsed when moving and positioning the system. The unobstructed view offers enhanced visibility and maneuverability while driving the unit, and allows the radiographic technologist to get to the patient swiftly and securely, especially in critical care areas crowded with overhead equipment. The column can then be quickly popped back up at the patient’s bedside.FreeView Technology offers faster, easier positioning more reliably than common electric columns. It also requires less maintenance. With no motors, it will not contribute to battery depletion and thus improves operating time. Secondary controls on the system’s arm allow positioning to be refined without returning to the main console. This enables operation by just one person and allows the operator to stay with the patient at all times.In addition, the new DX-D 100 offers a new level of efficiency with a crystal lead battery upgrade that offers 30 percent more battery life, resulting in 30 percent more uptime and 30 percent more exposures before recharging. In addition, the dual battery system helps maximize clinical operating time, by powering the motor and the generator separately.Other new upgrades for the DX-D 100 will be shown, including features that provide dose control, such as a new collimator with advanced dose management features, a DAP meter and infrared wireless remote control, which lets the user stay further away from the unit. The DX-D 100’s wireless Cesium Iodide (CsI) detector technology also allows potential dose reduction of up to 60 percent.Other solutions that will be shown at AHRA 2015 include:DX-D RetrofitHealthcare enterprises can move to DR, while maximizing their existing investments in imaging equipment with this upgrade solution. As part of a cassette-less and filmless solution, DX-D Retrofit provides a host of benefits that improve workflow and speed up exam time.CR 15-XAgfa’s CR 15-X delivers high-quality, detailed images for clinic, private practice and mobile applications. The entire tabletop computed radiography (CR) product line is powered by workflow-efficient MUSICA and the NX Workstation. The CR 15-X features variable speed and resolution for workflow versatility. When used with Agfa’s Cesium Bromide needle-based detectors, along with the MUSICA image processing in the NX system, the CR 15-X system provides excellent images and the potential to reduce dose.Enterprise ImagingAgfa HealthCare has converged its enterprise and departmental diagnostic imaging solutions (radiology, nuclear medicine, cardiology, etc.) into a single platform for Enterprise Imaging that allows any physician to create, collaborate on, exchange, view and manage a comprehensive medical imaging record throughout the patient’s care.Enterprise Imaging for RadiologyOffering a task-based workflow designed to achieve gains in clinical productivity, Enterprise Imaging for Radiology is now live at over 150 sites around the world. The solution offers easier reporting, enhanced viewing and sharing of images, and flexible deployment options, including off-site and on-site hosting.For more information: www.agfahealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. 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Mach7 Brings New Image Sharing Worklist Automation to Enterprise Imaging Platform

Mach7 Brings New Image Sharing Worklist Automation to Enterprise Imaging Platform

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Qatar Airways suspends flights to UAE Egypt Bahrain

Qatar Airways suspends flights to UAE Egypt Bahrain

first_img Travelweek Group Tags: Qatar, Qatar Airways Qatar Airways suspends flights to UAE, Egypt, Bahrain Tuesday, June 6, 2017 DUBAI — Qatar Airways has canceled flights to Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates from Tuesday until further notice, the airline said on its website, a day after it had suspended flights to Saudi Arabia.The airline said passengers holding a confirmed Qatar Airways ticket to any of the four countries between June 5 and July 6 are permitted to rebook their flights up to 30 days after their current departure date.Qatar Airways said its offices will continue to operate as normal in affected countries until further notice.On Monday, EgyptAir, flydubai and Bahrain’s Gulf Air joined Etihad and Emirates in saying they would suspend all flights to and from Doha.The move came after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed diplomatic relations with Qatar in a coordinated move, accusing it of support for Islamist militants and Iran.According to the CAPA Center for Aviation, “Losing Saudi, Bahrain and UAE airspace would effectively ground Qatar Airways.”More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksSince Qatar has very little airspace and is largely surrounded by Bahrain, a permanent ban by the aforementioned countries would be devastating for Qatar Airways. As Business Insider reports, losing access to Bahrainian airspace would force the airline to fly through airspace they are now barred from to reach their base in Doha.Credit: Business Insider With file from Reuters Posted by Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

A walk in the clouds

A walk in the clouds

first_imgRelated posts:It’s not a proper Costa Rican outdoors adventure unless you’re teetering on a bridge Manuel Antonio’s official greeter Osa acrobatics Three days of mountain biking through Costa Rica From the cloud forest canopy to a sandy beach walk, a Costa Rican weekend holds infinite possibilities. Where will yours take you?Would you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series – the view from your home or favorite Costa Rican spot, or any other image you care to share? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to kstanley@ticotimes.net. We’d love to see the sights with you. Facebook Commentslast_img

Cuban govt is expanding WiFi access making it cheaper

first_imgThere have been hints of the government following through slowly on that promise in recent months. The state communications monopoly, ETECSA, has experimented with a temporary price cut to $2, and the artist Kcho garnered much attention by opening a free, government-sanctioned Wi-F connection for the public at his Havana arts center.Making the price cut permanent, and adding dozens of Wi-Fi hotspotx allowing people to use their own smartphones, tablets and laptops at state centers instead of antiquated government computers, would be a notable step in making online life easier in one of the world’s least-connected countries.Many Cubans, particularly young people in the capital, are as technologically adept as their peers in more-connected countries, despite severe limits on their ability to obtain technology. The latest iPhone is a surprisingly common sight in Havana, and there are hundreds of privately run mobile-phone shops where people can buy and repair equipment and get applications installed on their phone directly from technicians’ computers instead of the internet.Outside Havana, the situation is far tougher, with far fewer cellphones in private hands, let alone smartphones, and a mere handful of centers to get online, even in major cities. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says it’s expanding Internet access by adding Wi-Fi capacity to dozens of state-run Internet centers and more than halving the cost that users pay for an hour online.The announcement published in Thursday’s edition of the newspaper Juventud Rebelde is the first significant expansion of the Internet in Cuba since President Barack Obama said on Dec. 17 that the communist government had told him it would give its people more access as part of a historic detente between the Cold War enemies. Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   center_img Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Sponsored Stories The spokesman for Cuba’s state communications company told the newspaper that 35 government computer centers around the country would have Wi-Fi starting next month, and the price of one hour online would drop to $2 from $4.50 now.That price remains unaffordable for most Cubans but the change would represent a significant improvement in access for many people.Home Internet remains illegal for most of the Cuban population and online access at offices with Internet is highly limited and controlled. Until now, the only Wi-Fi network has been at tourist hotels at hourly prices that represent nearly a quarter of the average monthly salary for Cubans.“The internet space is opening up here and I think this is a significant step,” said Norges Rodriguez, a blogger and telecommunications engineer in Havana. “A year or two ago, we didn’t have anything like this.”Cuba’s lack of internet access remains dire, he pointed out, saying thirty-five new Wi-Fi points would be insignificant in any other country in the hemisphere.Critics say Cuba’s lack of connectivity is due largely to its fear that the internet will catalyze social unrest. The Cuban government blames the U.S. embargo on the island and has publicly expressed its intention to expand access for its citizens. How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

Can You Afford It

first_imgCan You Afford It? HOUSING mortgage mortgage servicer Mr Cooper Originations Q3 earnings report 2018-11-08 Scott_Morgan in Daily Dose, Data, Foreclosure, News Sharecenter_img Though there are signs of the housing market leveling off, especially in more expensive metros, Q3 was yet another quarter marked by less affordability than the quarter that preceded it, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index.In fact, the report finds that a modest increase in interest rates and the generally consistent uptick in home prices—the U.S. median bumped from $265,000 to $268,000, a new high—kept housing affordability at a 10-year low in the third quarter. In real numbers, that translated into an almost full-point drop in affordability. According to the report, 56.4 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of July and end of September were affordable to families earning the U.S. median income of $71,900.“This is down from the 57.1 percent of homes sold in the second quarter that were affordable to median-income earners and the lowest reading since mid-2008,” the report stated. “At the same time, average mortgage rates rose by a nominal 5 basis points in the third quarter to 4.72 percent from 4.67 percent in the second quarter.”And then there is the employment angle.“Continuing home price appreciation and rising interest rates coupled with persistent labor shortages are contributing to housing affordability concerns,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel. “Builders are increasingly focusing on managing home construction costs so that they do not outpace wage gains.”NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz said ongoing job and economic growth do provide a solid backdrop for housing demand amid recent declines in affordability, However, he said, “housing affordability will need to stabilize to keep forward momentum from diminishing as we move into the new year.”As for most affordable markets, Syracuse remained the most affordable major housing market in the country for the second straight quarter. There, 88.2 percent of all new and existing homes sold in the third quarter were affordable to families earning the area’s median income of $74,100, the report stated.Scranton-Wilkes Barre-Hazleton, Pa.; Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana; Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio-Pennsylvania; and Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Rounded out the five most affordable major markets of the quarter.Kokomo, Ind., where 93.2 percent of homes sold in the third quarter were affordable to families earning the median income of $64,100, was the country’s most affordable small market. Elmira, New York; Fairbanks, Alaska; Cumberland, Maryland-West Virginia; and Springfield, Ohio, rounded out the five most affordable small metros in Q3.On the other end of the scale, and the country, California remained out of reach to most median buyers. San Francisco was the nation’s least affordable major market in Q3, for the fourth straight quarter, the report stated. A mere 6.4 percent of the homes sold in the third quarter in San Francisco were affordable to families earning the area’s median income of $116,400. Los Angeles,-Long Beach-Glendale; Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine; San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara; and San Diego-Carlsbad were the other top-five least affordable major metros in Q3.All five least affordable small housing markets were also in the Golden State. At the very bottom of the affordability chart was Santa Cruz-Watsonville, where 6.5 percent of all new and existing homes sold were affordable to families earning the area’s median income of $81,400.Other small markets at the lowest end of the affordability scale included Salinas; Napa; San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande; and San Rafael, the report found. November 8, 2018 567 Views last_img read more