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Salvation Army closed for flooring renovations

first_imgThe flooring will cover both the Food Bank and Thrift store which will cover approximately 9000 sqft.“We were blessed to receive a $50,000 grant to improve our building. This work is not something we could afford locally as all surplus supports the Food Bank and Family Services,” said EggiePhase I of the project was the Food Bank drop in area, as it was the most in need of repair, explains Eggie. Phase III will be the Food Bank sorting area.In May, the Salvation Army’s frontage windows received new vinyl decals to keep in theme with the new food truck.To view more on the ‘Modern Facelift’; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After a recent facelift the Salvation Army’s Thrift Store is currently closed for flooring renovations.Executive Director of the Salvation Army, Cameron Eggie shares phase II of the flooring renovations began today, Monday September 9th, 2019 with the Thrift Store. The store will reopen on Monday, September 16th with a new look and new product.Eggie explains, the flooring within the 100th Avenue location building will be upgraded in partnership with the national property department. After applying and receiving a grant to do the floors means the cost will not impact local resources.last_img read more

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Eurozone inflation falls to 05 per cent adds pressure on central bank

Eurozone inflation falls to 0.5 per cent, adds pressure on central bank to act Thursday by David McHugh, The Associated Press Posted Jun 3, 2014 3:02 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FRANKFURT – Inflation in the eurozone sagged more than expected in May, to 0.5 per cent, adding pressure on the European Central Bank to take action to support the weak economic recovery.The figure released Tuesday by the European Union’s statistics agency fell from 0.7 per cent in April and was short of market analysts’ forecasts for 0.6 per cent.Inflation has been low for several months, increasing concerns that the 18-country eurozone could fall into outright deflation, a sustained drop in consumer prices that chokes off growth as consumers delay purchases in hopes of bargains and businesses postpone investment.Even merely weak inflation can hold back the economy if it lasts too long. It can make it harder for indebted companies and governments to reduce debt, and it also makes it harder for weaker countries such as Greece or Portugal to become more competitive relative to their stronger trade partners such as Germany.The ECB has said it’s not happy with the current rate of inflation, which is well below its goal of just under 2 per cent. Analysts expect it to cut interest rates and possibly take further measures at its next monthly meeting on Thursday.Many analysts expect the bank to cut its main interest rate — called the refinancing rate, at which it lends to banks — from its current record low of 0.25 per cent. There are also predictions the bank will cut to negative the interest rate on money deposited with it by banks, in an effort to push them to loan that money rather than store it with the ECB.The ECB could also take other steps to increase credit to businesses, such as by offering more cheap loans to banks that they could then lend on.Lower interest rates should stimulate the economy by making it cheaper for companies and consumers to borrow so they can spend and invest. The ECB has cut the rate at which it lends to banks, but those cheap rates are not being passed to companies on because banks themselves have weak finances or are wary of issuing new loans.The eurozone economy grew only a quarterly 0.2 per cent in the first three months of the year, gaining no momentum from the quarter before.Unemployment remains painfully high and the economy has too much productive capacity that isn’t being used. A separate report on Tuesday showed the jobless rate for the eurozone as a whole fell to 11.7 per cent in April from 11.8 per cent in March. The rate is much worse in countries that are still healing from the eurozone’s government debt crisis, such as Spain, at 25.1 per cent, and Greece, at 26.5 per cent. read more

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Thyssen Mining mobilising at Barricks Turquoise Ridge for third shaft sinking

first_imgBarrick is constructing a third shaft at Turquoise Ridge (owned 75%, Newmont holds 25%), which will allow the mine to roughly double annual production to more than 500,000 oz per year (100% basis), at an average cost of sales of around $720 per ounce, and average all-in sustaining costs of roughly $630 per ounce. Thyssen Mining, the shaft sinking contractor, is now mobilising on site. Dewatering is advancing according to plan, and construction of surface infrastructure for electrical distribution and other mine utilities is well advanced. The capital cost for this project is estimated to be $300-$325 million (100% basis). Initial production from the new shaft is expected to begin in 2022, with sustained production from 2023.At the end of 2017, Turquoise Ridge had 5.9 Moz of proven and probable gold reserves (Barrick’s 75% share), at an average grade of 15.5 g per tonne—the highest reserve grade in the company’s operating portfolio, and among the highest in the gold industry. The mine added 2.1 Moz of proven and probable gold reserves in 2017 through drilling (Barrick’s 75% share), and the deposit remains open in multiple directions, including at depth.Mine exploration drilling at Turquoise Ridge in 2018 has continued to expand the deposit in multiple directions. The North Zone Getchell program is targeting an open area of the Getchell Fault up-dip in the northwest portion of the mine. The first hole of the program intersected 16.5 m at 15.3 g per tonne of gold. This intercept extends mineralisation along the fault by 120 m, with further drilling planned along the same structure.In 2017, exploration drilling discovered mineralisation 180 m northeast of the deposit as part of the Foot Wall Pond Extension program. So far this year, drilling has extended known mineralisation to the northeast by another 120 m, with an intercept of 6.7 m grading 13.9 g per tonne gold. Follow-up drilling will also continue in this area.last_img read more

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Convicted murderer takes two hours to die in botched execution

first_imgA CONVICTED MURDERER “gasped for an hour” in a botched execution in the US state of Arizona overnight.Joseph Wood’s prolonged death comes just months after another inmate suffered an excruciating attempted execution in Oklahoma.Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne’s office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started.Wood’s lawyers had filed emergency appeals with federal and state courts while the execution was underway, demanding that it be stopped.The appeal said Wood was “gasping and snorting for more than an hour.”The state’s Governor Jan Brewer said afterwards that she is ordering a review of the state’s execution process. An Associated Press reporter who witnessed the execution said that Wood began gasping as a sedative and pain killer were injected into his bloodstream. He was checked six times over the next two hours, but continued to gasp. The Arizona state prison where the nearly two hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood took place. Source: ApexchangeState Director of the Department of Corrections Charles Ryan said that Wood was comatose and was never in any pain. However, Wood’s lawyer Dale Baich called it a botched execution that should have taken 10 minutes.The family of Wood’s victim said they had no problems with the execution.“This man conducted a horrifying murder and you guys are going, ‘let’s worry about the drugs,’” said Richard Brown, the brother-in-law of Debbie Dietz, who was 29 when she was killed in 1989.Why didn’t they give him a bullet? Why didn’t we give him Drano?Wood was convicted of fatally shooting Dietz and her father, 55-year-old Gene Dietz, at their auto repair shop in Tucson. John Zemblidge, right, of Phoenix, leads a group of about a dozen death penalty opponents in prayer as they protest the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood at the state prison in Florence, Arizona. Source: ApexchangeWood had angered the family by smiling at them as he delivered his last words, saying that he hoped they “find peace in your hearts”.The Arizona case is the third such case this year, with Arizona using the same type of drugs as Ohio, where an inmate gasped for half an hour as he died.A different mixture was used in the Oklahoma case.Wood became the third person executed by Arizona since October, the 36th since 1992.Read: US inmate ‘tortured’ in botched executionlast_img read more

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Open for business

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A dinner organised this week in Athens by the Hellenic-Australian Business Council (HABC), to mark Australia’s 2014 presidency of the G20 and Greece’s presidency of the EU, heard an unequivocal message from Tony Abbott and Antonis Samaras – that relations between Australia and Greece are as strong as ever, and that both countries will utilise their respective presidencies to help kick-start the global economy. Whilst neither prime minister could attend in person – specially pre-recorded presentations from each leader were used instead – hundreds of dignitaries who gathered at the Acropolis Museum on Tuesday witnessed both leaders express their confidence in further extending bilateral cooperation. In his address, Prime Minister Samaras highlighted the bonds of friendship between Australia and Greece, forged through shared sacrifice in war, and described Australia as having always been “a decent and a proper friend” to Greece. The Greek PM said that he wished to underline the importance of trade relations between Greece and Australia, and that the EU and G20 presidencies brought with them similar challenges. “In recent days, Australia has assumed the responsibility of the G20 – the 20 most advanced countries of the world – at a point when the whole world must begin the effort of restarting the world economy,” said Mr Samaras. “Now at a time when the economic crisis has hurt Greece so much, but at the same time it has begun to be overcome, we Europeans are being called upon to take steps towards economic recovery.” Mr Samaras underscored the “extremely important” role of business relations between the two countries, and the contribution of the HABC in the task of forging closer links and grasping the opportunities on offer for both countries. “To this end, the important contribution of Greek Australians and the Hellenic-Australian Business Council, is something that unites us in forging extraordinary cooperation opportunities for the future. Opportunities for which, of course, the respective business communities of both countries will have the first say and ultimate responsibility.” Greece’s Minister of Development and Competitiveness, Mr Kostis Hatzidakis – who gave the event’s keynote speech on Mr Samaras’ behalf – said that Australia’s economic and structural reform experience was a “tangible success story”, and had succeeded in transforming an economy that was in recession in the 1980s, into one of the world’s most open, competitive and outward-looking economies. Minister Hatzidakis said that Greece was committed to following a similar path – laying the foundations for an open and investment-friendly environment – and that a mark of progress was the OECD’s recent ranking of Greece as the pre-eminent country for implementation of development-focused structural reforms. In her opening remarks, Australia’s Ambassador to Greece Jenny Bloomfield referred to the close ties between the two countries and thanked those who had contributed to the establishment of the HABC. Before introducing the Australian Prime Minister’s video clip, Ambassador Bloomfield encouraged Greek businesses to further explore trade and investment opportunities in Australia. 
 Tony Abbott’s video message articulated his strongest comments on the Australian Government’s relationship to Greece since becoming PM. Mr Abbott said that as both countries began their respective global and EU presidencies, Greece and Australia had similar goals: “To build a stronger, private sector-led world economy, with more trade, more jobs, more growth and better infrastructure”. The PM added that he welcomed the establishment of the HABC for encouraging bilateral trade. “Greece has been the source of ideas that have changed the world. That’s why people everywhere still look to Greece with respect and affection,” he said. Mr Abbott’s message concluded by acknowledging “the challenges that Greece has faced in recent times.” “But Greeks know their history,” said the PM. “And history demonstrates that there will be better times ahead”. The HABC dinner was hosted by President of the Hellenic Australian Business Council Mr Michalis Bodouroglou and the HABC’s Board of Directors. Also present was
the President of the Hellenic Parliament, Mr Vaggelis Meimarakis who delivered a welcome address. Over 300 participants attended the event, including Greece’s Minister of Tourism Ms Olga Kefalogianni, Minister of Health, Mr Adonis Georgiadis, Secretary General for International Economic Relations and Development Cooperation (MFA) – Mr Panagiotis Mihalos, as well as foreign ambassadors and Greek and Australian business leaders.last_img read more

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Australian Electoral Commission seeks Greek speakers for next election

first_imgThe Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is seeking bilingual Greek-English speakers to sign up for work at polling booths across the country at the next Australian federal election.The AEC relies on 80,000 temporary workers to assist at polling booths around the country and the office says it needs more Greek speaking polling officials.The date of the election is yet unknown but the AEC is asking those interested in work to register their interest now.Tom Rogers, AEC Commissioner, said: “Our electorates often have very diverse cultural backgrounds. We always undertake our best efforts to find polling officials who speak languages other than English in relevant locations as they can make an important difference in helping the community to have their say. Our main goal is to make sure every Australian is able to exercise their democratic right to a vote and polling officials are instrumental in facilitating this. There will be an election at some point within the next 12 months and we’re calling on people to register their interest for election work now so they can help their local community as part of this unique event.”The temporary election roles are paid and full training is provided. To register interest or find out more about the job go to www.aec.gov.au. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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The Wizard of Oz Most Influential Film According to Algorithm

first_imgStay on target Google Celebrates 80 Years of ‘Wizard of Oz’ With Easter EggFlorida Man Has Seen ‘Avengers: Endgame’ 116 Times (And Counting) Entertainment is entirely subjective: Everyone has their own personal feelings, tastes, and opinions about why When Harry Met Sally… is the best rom-com of all time, how Dead Poets Society changed their life, and whether Die Hard really is a Christmas movie.But you can’t argue with science.Researchers at the University of Turin in Italy calculated an influence score for 47,000 films listed on IMDb (the Internet Movie Database); the number is based on how much each picture is referenced by subsequent movies.Remember that chat in You’ve Got Mail, where Tom Hanks’ Joe Fox explains that “The Godfather is the I-ching; The Godfather is the sum of all wisdom; The Godfather is the answer to any question”?Or when John Cusack’s lovable Lloyd “I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen” Dobler tells an audience of retirement home residents they’re going to watch Cocoon?Or the 128 movies that allude to Casablanca (which surprisingly landed in only 11th place on the University’s list)?It’s moments like these that helped certain films collect more prestige points, pushing classics like The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars: Episode IV, and Psycho into the lead.Top 20 movies by influence centrality (via University of Turin)“We propose an alternative method to box office takings—which are affected by factors beyond the quality of the film, such as advertising and distribution—and reviews—which are ultimately subjective—for analyzing the success of a film,” head study author Livio Bioglio said in a statement.“We have developed an algorithm that uses references between movies as a measure for success,” he continued, “and which can also be used to evaluate the career of directors, actors, and actresses, by considering their participation in top-scoring movies.”Applied to directors, the algorithm ranked the five men credited for The Wizard of Oz among the top eight, with Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, and Stanley Kubrick in third, fifth, and sixth place, respectively.By tweaking the process to remove the bias of older films (which can potentially influence a greater number of subsequent movies), Hitchcock, Spielberg, and Brian De Palma occupied the top spots.Top 20 directors by influence centrality (via University of Turin)When it comes to performers, the network skews heavily toward men, ranking Samuel L. Jackson, Clint Eastwood, and Tom Cruise first; the only woman in the top 10 was Lois Maxwell, who played the recurring role of Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond franchise.“The scores of top-ranked actresses tend to be lower compared to their male colleagues,” Bioglio said in the least surprising statement ever.The only exceptions, he explained, were musical movies (which showed moderate gender equality) and films produced in Sweden.“The idea of using network analysis for ranking films is not completely new,” according to Bioglio. “But to our knowledge, this is the first study that uses these techniques to also rank personalities involved in film production.”Moving forward, this method could be used for research in the arts and by film historians. Researchers, however, caution that the results—if based on IMDb’s data—should be applied only to Western cinema.Case in point: The top 20 films, according to a paper published in the journal Applied Network Science, were all produced before 1980, and mostly in the United States.More coverage on Geek.com:Scientists Develop ‘Sniff Test’ For Movie RatingsWear Poptheatr Collapsible Tent for Peace, Quiet at the CinemaBinge Criterion Collection With NY Library Cardlast_img read more

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10/9 Smackdown Live Highlights: World Cup Qualifiers, Smackdown Women’s Title Rematch

first_imgFor more Smackdown Live videos, visit WWE’s official YouTube channel. WhatsApp Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter WWE posted the following video highlights after Smackdown Live in Indianapolis. Google+ Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonightlast_img

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Private Equitys View of Magazine Publishing in 2010

first_imgThe magazine publishing industry saw private equity-fueled acquisitions grind to a virtual halt in 2009. Beyond magazines and media, private equity as a whole contracted last year. According to recent figures from Dow Jones LP Source, U.S. private equity fundraising last year closed its worst year since 2003 with 331 funds raising $95.8 billion, down a whopping 68 percent from $299.9 billion in 2008. Mezzanine funds raised only $3.3 billion 20 funds, a decline of 92 percent compared to $43.1 billion the prior year.Even the PE firms that were once hot on magazine publishing in recent years held tight, opting not to buy but to try to nurse their own battered properties back to life. Unfortunately, what resulted were some major PE-backed publishing companies faltering under the weight of gargantuan debt, drastically reduced revenues, rising production costs and plummeting EBITDA.“Many of the deals that were done [during the PE/magazine M&A explosion between 2006 and 2008] were completed with substantial debt/leverage which cannot be repaid today or in many cases cannot even make current interest payments,” said Hal Greenberg, a partner at VSS Structured Capital. (VSS is an investor in FOLIO: parent Red 7 Media.) “Many private equity investments were wiped out and the magazine company is now controlled by the lenders.” “When you have a distressed situation, from both the private equity and company standpoint, you must focus on the short term—not just short term EBITDA but also cash flow,” said one publishing company CEO who wished not to be identified. “As a manager, it can be difficult. When times are well and you’re hitting numbers, paying down debt and creating value, everyone loves you and your private equity partners are probably easy to work with. But dramatic times like these differentiate the value of those partners—how they respond in terms of interaction with publishing management teams and how creative they are about keeping the business going and reengineering the capital structure.”A New Set of RulesWhat’s left is a new paradigm for revenue generation. Publishers continue attempting to harness and monetize new digital content distribution channels but the “ambiguity and complexity” involved in publishing’s technological transformation affects the number of investors who are active in the industry now, says Austin Ventures principal Matt Bowman.“Today, greater emphasis has to be placed on evaluating the ‘what can be’ instead of the ‘what currently is,’ given how quickly the onset of digital distribution has taken hold and continues to constantly evolve and affect traditional print models,” said Bowman. Among Austin Ventures’ publishing assets are Complex Media and Asset International. “Some companies are further along than others, but a well-defined digital strategy is essential along with a concerted focus on leveraging the brand and content in other ways to diversify revenue streams.”But having a “well-defined digital strategy” is complicated. “The common belief today is that magazine advertising is in a systemic decline not just a cyclical decline,” Greenberg said. “The growth in Internet dollars has also slowed dramatically and does not even come close to compensate for the loss of traditional print dollars.”Deal Volume Slow, But Not DeadAlthough many PE firms now consider magazine companies cyclical, low-growth assets, acquisitions are still happening—for opportunistic prices and at low multiples. Late last year, Nielsen Business Media’s eight media/entertainment brands—including Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter—to to e5 Global Media, a new company formed by private equity firm Pluribus Capital Management and financial services firm Guggenheim Partners.”These are iconic brands within their industries,” recently appointed e5 Global Media CEO Richard D. Beckman (ex-president and chief executive of Condé Nast’s Fairchild Fashion Group) told FOLIO: recently. “It will be my goal, now, to build them into successful multiplatform properties with global footprints.”Another deal, in January, saw The Economist Group sell a majority stake in CFO Publishing to private equity firm Seguin Partners. “We consider CFO to be a high quality content provider to a very important audience,” said Seguin managing partner Martin Madden. “The magazine is an integral part of the business, as are the Web site, conferences and research. We and our management partners have high expectations for CFO over the next several years.”last_img read more

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Petcube smart dispenser slings treats for Fido

first_img CES Products Alexa Amazon Both the Bites 2 and the Play 2 are next-gen cameras designed to keep an eye on your pet when you’re away.  The Wi-Fi-enabled Bites 2 has a 180-degree field of view, two-way audio and supports Amazon Alexa voice commands. Petcube says its updated camera is smaller than before so it should fit into a room more seamlessly. It also claims to have an “updated treat flinging mechanism” to accommodate different types of treats. The Play 2 is also Wi-Fi-enabled with a 180-degree lens, a microphone and speaker and Alexa support. But this device has a built-in laser toy that’s supposed to engage your pet without your direct involvement. Petcube has not yet released pricing or availability information for its Bites 2 and Play 2 cameras. Smart Home Small Appliances Everything we’ve seen at CES 2019 (so far) Don’t bring this smart pet feeder home to Fido Is technology driving your pet insane? 1:55 A cute dog weighs in on Petnet’s smart food bowl Now playing: Watch this: Petcube Bites All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Preview • 85 Photos Post a comment Petcube’s Bites 2 smart dispenser gives your dog treats on your behalf.  Petcube Petcube, maker of connected devices for pets, is back with a couple of new gadgets — the Bites 2 and the Play 2. 0 $171 Share your voice CNET may get a commission from retail offers. CES 2019 CNET Smart Home Tags See it Mentioned Above Petcube Bites (Rose Gold) Other cool stufflast_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Monday May 1 2017

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 @aprnListen nowEarthquakes shake Southeast Alaska, Yukon communitiesAbbey Collins, KHNS – HainesMay kicked off to a shaky start in Northern Southeast Alaska. Two major earthquakes woke residents early Monday morning. They were some of the most powerful quakes Haines area residents have felt in years, but caused hardly any damage in Alaska.Supreme Court leaves polar bear habitat intactLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.A California-sized chunk of the Arctic will remain designated as critical polar bear habitat. That’s the effect of a U.S. Supreme Court order Monday declining to hear an appeal from the state of Alaska, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and an oil industry trade group.Trump order baffles Bering Sea EldersLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.When President Trump signed an order last week lifting his predecessor’s restrictions on offshore leasing in the Arctic, he also revoked a decree that created the “Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area.”Computer finds income tax could help budget if oil price is lowAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe extra money from a state income tax would help Alaska’s state government withstand low oil prices or poor investment returns, according to a computer model developed by nonpartisan budget experts.Central Council working to put Juneau parcels into trustJacob Resneck, KTOO – JuneauSoutheast Alaska’s largest tribal organization has applied to the federal government to put seven parcels in downtown Juneau into a federal trust.Court rules civil commitment statutes don’t apply to foster children, North Star HospitalAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA three-year-long legal argument about committing foster children to North Star Behavioral Health Hospital is one step closer to resolution. A judge ruled in late March that the Office of Children’s Services can legally commit foster kids to the psychiatric hospital without getting a judge’s approval.Anchorage firefighter’s discrimination lawsuit set for trialCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAn Anchorage firefighter is suing over what he said is a pattern of racial and age discrimination at the Anchorage Fire Department.Gov. Walker signs bill recognizing the Black Americans who helped build the Alaska HighwayWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageYesterday, Governor Walker signed Senate Bill 46 into law, establishing October 25 as “African American Soldiers’ Contribution to Building the Alaska Highway Day.”Ice-out guessing game in Nenana searches for winner as ice movesDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe ice on the Tanana River moved at Nenana today toppling and pushing the Nenana Ice Classic tripod enough to trip the clock in the annual ice-out guessing game.Rhymes and Rhythms: Angoon poet Frank Sharp to be publishedEmily Russell, KCAW – SitkaRhymes and Rhythms– that’s the title of a new book of poems written by Angoon elder Frank Sharp. The book is scheduled for release this summer and will have an audio component to it, so readers can hear the poet his own work.last_img read more

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Honda India Plans to Unveil 4 New Models by 2015

first_imgHonda Cars India Ltd is planning to introduce four new models in the country by 2015, said the company on Wednesday.Buoyed by the success of its Amaze diesel sedan, Honda is also planning to include to introduce more diesel models. The proposed new models include a seven seater Multi Purpose Vehicle, a compact Sports Utility Vehicle, an upgraded Jazz and an upgraded premium sedan City, said Jnaneswar Sen, Honda Cars India Ltd, Senior Vice-President (Sales and Marketing).”We are planning to launch four more models. We will start with next generation Jazz, two new models in new segments– a seven seater MPV and a compact SUV and an upgraded City,” Sen said.Honda, which currently sells premium hatchback Brio, mid-size sedan Amaze, premium sedan City, premium SUV CRV and luxury sedan Accord in India, has sold 16,000 units of the Amaze sedan since its launch in April. According to the company, the diesel variant of Amaze contributed a major share to the overall sales. With more models in the same category, Honda aims to increase its share in the passenger car market to 50 percent.”For quite some time, we only operated in 10 per cent of the Indian passenger car market as we had only petrol models. With more diesel models on the way, we hope to increase this to 50 per cent in the next two years,” said Hironori Kanayama, President and CEO, HCIL.Honda has been registering good sales even when the domestic auto market witnessed a slumped growth. According to the company, it recorded a sales growth 35 percent with 73,483 units in 2012-13. The company also said the demand for its Amaze is high in all cities including Tier-II and Tier-III circles.”I would roughly say our sales are equally divided between Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III cities. We are trying very hard to increase the production of Amaze and match the demand, but we don’t see a reduction in waiting period right away,” said Kanayama.last_img read more

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Streaming optimism Infoscions sweep away boardroom blues in new Facebook video

first_imgWhile former Infosys Ltd chief executive Vishal Sikka has got rid of ‘distractions’ through what he called constant negative “noise” from the company’s founders on his work by stepping down from his job, Infosys employees have opted to stay focussed on what they call the “next big idea”. They lay out their thoughts with clarity and a lot of alacrity in a new video, according to a PTI report.The video features young Infoscions making statements like “everyone seems to have an opinion about Infosys. I have one too. Nothing is going to stop us. Not this, not anything”.It was posted on August 24, the day Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani came back to the helm of the Bengaluru-based company as its non-executive chairman, replacing Seshasayee, in a bid to steady the top order and scout for a new CEO to replace Vishal Sikka.Referring to recent developments within and outside the Infosys board, an employee is seen saying, “I have no control over what happens in the boardroom. What I have control over is my next big idea and how it is going to impact my clients”.The video has received over 1,50,000 views and more than 2,100 likes. It had also been shared 786 times as on August 26, the report said. This clearly appears to be supplementary damage control by the company in addition to the investor calls held by Vice-Chairman Ravi Venkatesan and the press meet within hours of Nilekani’s return to the company on the evening of August 24. An employee speaks on a mobile phone as she eats her lunch at the cafeteria within the Infosys campus in Bangalore in this file photo.Reuters fileThe upheaval at the board and griping by the founders over alleged lapses in corporate governance has no doubt disturbed and inspired the rank and file at Infosys in equal measure. But they have chosen to stay equal to the task of restoring client confidence in the company which could have been bruised by the constant negativity surrounding its board and strategy, not to mention the global headwinds on the demand side.Another employee notes that the company has seen troubled times before, while his colleague maintains that it’s business as usual for the Bengaluru-based company, the PTI report said.Infosys, which has over two lakh employees, has hogged headlines since late last year as the founders and the management engaged in a war of words — often publicly on allegations of governance lapses at the company, the report noted. The fracas resulted in the exits of Vishal Sikka, chairman Seshasayee and two independent board members.Outlining his priorities, Nilekani has said that they include putting in place a long-term governance structure, bringing in stability at the firm and repairing relations with “valued iconic” founder N R Narayana Murthy.last_img read more

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Pregnant woman found dead

first_imgPolice recovered the hanging body of a pregnant woman from Solai Market area in Bhakuta union in Savar  early Saturday.The deceased is Ratna, 30, wife of certain Khairul Islam, a lineman of Palli Bidyut Samity.Family members found the body of 9-month pregnant Ratna hanging from a ceiling fan in her room and informed the police, according to the locals.Later, police recovered the body and detained Khairul.Sujan Biswas, sub-inspector of Bhakurta Police Camp, said as the autopsy report would determine whether the incident was murder or a suicide, said the sub inspector of Bhakurta police camp Sujan Biswas.A case was filed with Savar Model Police Station.last_img

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Comcast Xfinity X1 Adds Cinedigms CONtv and Docurama to VOD Lineup

first_img Popular on Variety Comcast’s Xfinity X1 now offers Cinedigm’s subscription-based video services CONtv and Docurama, continuing the expansion of the cable operator’s internet-delivered entertainment options.CONtv, priced at $4.99 per month, offers a selection of classic cult films and series, and Docurama ($2.99 per month) provides a library of documentaries. The two Cinedigm properties follow the launch of the company’s faith-based network the Dove Channel on X1 last year.For Comcast, the addition of the two Cinedigm channels furthers its strategy of becoming the one-stop-shop for all video — to be the “input A” to the TV, so subscribers don’t have to switch to another device like a Roku or Apple TV. It now offers Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Tubi, Real Vision and CuriosityStream in its X1 app lineup. In the first quarter of 2019, Comcast lost a net 107,000 residential video subscribers, to stand at 20,852 million at the end of the period.CONtv originally started out as dedicated to all things related to Comic-Con, but has switched to a mix of offbeat movies and animated series. CONtv’s newest additions include “Where On Earth Is Carmen San Diego,” “Angela Anaconda,” “Arthur & Merlin,” teen comedy “Behaving Badly” starring Selena Gomez, and episodes of art tutorial “The Joy Of Painting with Bob Ross.” Docurama provides hundreds of hours of documentaries spanning biographies, sports, music, political exposés and interviews.Cinedigm, an independent entertainment distributor that operates a network of OTT services, last month announced plans to acquire Future Today for $60 million and incorporate the video-platform company and its 700-plus AVOD channels. Cinedigm is majority-owned by Bison Capital, a Hong Kong-based investment firm.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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In new hybrid chip molecules are memories

first_img New record: 3-D-printed optical-electronic integration As scientists strive to satisfy the growing demand of the digital era for faster, smaller, and cheaper electronics, one of the most promising technologies is hybrids. Hybrid ICs (integrated circuits) consist of a combination of different technologies: micro, nano and molecular. Although currently scientists still face a handful of challenges in the development of hybrid ICs, the technique looks promising to produce the one of the highest memory densities yet – a whopping 100 billion bits per square centimeter. As the team wrote, their first major problem they face is “the set-up of economically sustainable technology for the preparation of 1011 cross-points cm-2.” For problems such as synthesizing and grafting the molecules, as well as organizing the writing linkages in the microelectronic circuit, the scientists offered low-cost solutions (e.g. using self-alignment rather than expensive electron beam lithography) to achieve the necessary scaling. Considering the number of parts on a chip – 10 billion bits, 200,000 wires, 256 sense amplifiers and ten million transistors occupy each crossbar of area 2.5 square cm – such scaling is no small feat (figuratively speaking, at least). Although other questions – such as reliability of the molecules –would require further specifications, Cerofolini and Mascolo conclude that micro-nano-mole ICs have potential.“That ‘potential’ does indeed transform into ‘practical’ requires that the techniques of deposition, oxidation and anisotropic etching be integrated in a cluster tool permitting the repetition of the unit cycle in a relatively short time,” the scientists wrote. “…and that the chemical, rheological, etc. properties that are observed on the submicrometer length scale continue to hold true on the nanometer length scale.”Citation: Cerofolini, G. and Mascolo, D. “A hybrid micro-nano-molecular route for nonvolatile memories.” Semiconductor Science & Technology. 21 (2006). 1315-1325.By Lisa Zyga, Copyright 2006 PhysOrg.com This hypothetical molecule is a candidate for mimicking a flash memory cell. In Cerofolini and Mascolo’s design, thousands of molecules are grafted to the silicon structure at each cross point. Photo credit: Cerofolini, G. et al. Explore further In this cross-section of a portion of the hypothesized hybrid micro-nano-molecular IC, a crossbar (vertical lines) is placed on top of conventional CMOS circuitry. The inset drawing shows the molecules that link the lower and upper sides of the crossbar and “mimic the behavior of a flash memory cell.” Photo credit: Cerofolini, G. et al.center_img “These hypothesized molecules are able to mimic the structure and functioning of a flash memory cell,” the team wrote. “If the molecule admits two electronic states characterized by largely different conductivity … the whole structure may be viewed as a hybrid nano-micro IC with bit density of the order of 1011 cm-2.”The challenges that Cerofolini and Mascolo identified generally revolve around two aspects: production cost and scalability. In the IC industry, money is spent on the front side of the process: if you can design the architecture for a sufficiently small (i.e. dense) chip at a feasible assembly cost, there will be enough uses (computers, cell phones, PDAs, etc.) that profits will more than make up for design costs. Citation: In new hybrid chip, molecules are memories (2006, August 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2006-08-hybrid-chip-molecules-memories.html In preparation for fabricating hybrid ICs, scientists Gianfranco Cerofolini and Danilo Mascolo from STMicroelectronics in Italy have analyzed the current state of the required technologies. They then defined and generated solutions for the greatest challenges, and predicted the most successful route to mass fabrication of hybrids for nonvolatile memories (which is memory that can be stored even after power is turned off, e.g. flash). “We have proposed an architecture allowing the mass scale production of hybrid ICs on the 0.1 Tbit [trillion] integration scale,” wrote the team in a recent issue of Semicounductor Science & Technology. “All solutions to factors limiting the development of the technology require the adaptation of already existing technologies to the proposed architecture.”In their hybrid set-up, the scientists start with a microelectronic silicon part, which controls a nano crossbar, where each cross point hosts up to 10,000 molecules – hence, a “micro-nano-mole IC.” It’s the individual molecules that act as memory devices, as they can have two different electrically conductive states (low and high) which code the bits. A molecule captures an electron, causing a current to save the state by switching off writing potential. To erase, the captured electron can be forced to tunnel away. (Electron tunneling, an effect of quantum mechanics, occurs due to the wavelike nature of electrons, enabling the particles to “tunnel” across a forbidden zone and emerge in a different position, not actually having been in between.) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Guide your feet this monsoon

first_imgOur feet are the most neglected parts of our bodies, even though they are often considered the most important. Yet, our feet can be the most vulnerable because they are exposed to the environment. And, with the monsoon season upon us, foot problems are even more common. Essentially, the moist, wet and humid conditions predispose your feet to more infections and irritations, causing a higher rate of fungal and bacterial infections. Dermatologist Dr Amit Bhasin, will guide your feet this season. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAvoid wearing closed shoes: By wearing closed shoes, you increase the amount of moisture your feet are exposed to. This then predisposes you to those pesky fungal infections. Instead, wear open toed shoes to keep your feet properly aired out.Dry your shoes: Often, after walking around during monsoons where the ground is wet and puddles abound, your shoes tend to get soggy. Never wear wet shoes! Make sure you dry out your shoes overnight so that they are dry again when you use them. In fact, if you keep them out in the sun, then you will also have the benefit of UV rays killing bacteria. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveKeep your feet clean: Make sure you wash your feet every day after you come back home. Get that grime and mud off your soles with gentle warm water and a mild soap daily. Then, make sure that your feet are dry before putting on your slippers or socks.Don’t walk barefoot: When walking around at home or at the gym, it’s really easy to leave off your flip-flops. But, when you walk without chappals on wet floors, you can pick up diseases such as warts, which are virally transmitted, or athlete’s foot. So, remember to wear your flip-flops so you don’t get any of those pesky issues.Avoid getting pedicures: Those outside pedicures put you at risk for getting foot infections.last_img read more

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first_img April 9, 2012 — After witnessing a downtrend for several years, revenues in the U.S. nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography (PET) imaging systems market finally pivoted in 2010. New radiotracers and technologies are expanding the clinical scope and customer base of nuclear medicine and PET imaging. As a result, declines in retrenching areas of the market are poised to be offset by strong growth in emerging end-user market segments. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan’s U.S. Nuclear Medicine and PET Imaging Systems Market research finds that the market earned revenues of $552.4 million in 2010 and estimates this figure to reach $841.8 million in 2017.”The unique ability of nuclear medicine and PET to enable characterization of biological processes at the cellular and molecular levels is bringing increasing attention to these imaging modalities as medicine evolves toward more personalized forms of treatment,” said Frost & Sullivan industry analyst Roberto G. Aranibar. “This powerful capability of nuclear medicine and PET will become increasingly relevant as personalized healthcare becomes mainstream practice in modern medicine.”Molecular imaging has been a key enabling factor for treatment that is selected according to a patient’s unique disease state. For example, in cancer treatments, numerous chemotherapy options are available, and a patient’s response to a particular treatment can vary considerably based on the specific molecular characteristics of the cancer. With molecular imaging, however, clinicians can determine which characteristics are present in a cancer and use this information to make the most appropriate treatment decision on a patient-by-patient basis.Ongoing challenges surrounding the state of the economy as well as changes in healthcare policy and reimbursement are forcing more private practice physicians and independent imaging centers to opt for affiliation with larger provider organizations. This shift in the healthcare provider landscape has led to rapidly diminishing revenues within the private practice cardiology market, which formerly accounted for a significant proportion of revenues in the more mature and established nuclear medicine segment of the market.Naturally, the evolving healthcare provider landscape has led to changes in the types of imaging systems demanded in the marketplace. For example, the need for dedicated cardiac scanners appears to be diminishing, as more cardiologists become affiliated with larger institutions that often benefit more from general-purpose scanners with a broader scope of clinical application.”Nuclear medicine imaging equipment manufacturers that previously offered only dedicated cardiac scanners have reacted to changes in the healthcare provider landscape by further diversifying their product portfolios in order to include clinically versatile, general-purpose gamma camera systems,” said Aranibar. “A number of manufacturers have also chosen to focus on other niche, yet emerging, applications of nuclear medicine and PET that involve molecular breast imaging and brain imaging.”For more information: www.frost.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more Feature | April 09, 2012 Trend Toward Personalized Medicine May Uplift Nuclear Imaging Market News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. Related Contentlast_img read more

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Philips Lumify Earns US Army Airworthiness Certification

first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Related Content News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more May 22, 2019 — Philips announced that Philips Lumify, a point-of-care ultrasound device, has earned the U.S. Army Airworthiness Certification after passing a series of rigorous military tests. This certification now allows Philips Lumify to be added to an Army medic’s bag in a helicopter so they can immediately evaluate if a solider has a life-threatening injury, such as internal bleeding, a broken rib or a bullet wound to critical organs. The Airworthiness Certification also allows medics using Philips Lumify to facilitate continuity of care between the battlefield, aircraft, ambulance and emergency room.To receive Airworthiness Certification, medical carry-on devices must pass rigorous tests to meet military standards. These tests and evaluations include human factors, securing procedures, battery performance, electrical safety, low pressure and rapid decompression, environmental climate tests, explosions and more.For more information: www.usa.philips.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | May 22, 2019 Philips Lumify Earns U.S. Army Airworthiness Certification Designation allows U.S. Army medics to carry handheld ultrasound system on a helicopter for emergency assessment Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more last_img read more

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