APM Terminals to Sell Container Terminal in Izmir

first_imgIzmir Container Terminal; Image Courtesy: APM TerminalsMaersk’s APM Terminals has reached agreement to divest its container terminal in Izmir, Turkey to its current partner State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR).As part of the sales agreement, APM Terminals will continue managing the terminal. In the new structure, operating company Petlim will be fully owned by SOCAR Turkey, and managed by APM Terminals.The terminal, to be named Petlim Container Terminal, located in Aliağa, is the largest container terminal in Turkey’s Aegean region, and the third largest in Turkey, with a capacity of 1.3 million TEU per year.“We believe that SOCAR will further develop the terminal which has not only achieved excellent safety standards, but also the highest berth productivity in the area,” APM Terminals said announcing the deal.The sale is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to finalize in the coming months.last_img read more

Lowpressure trough to bring more rain till Thursday

first_imgKolkata: The Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore predicted light to moderate rainfall in various South Bengal districts, including the city, till Thursday.The weather office said that a low-pressure trough has formed over West-Central Bay of Bengal and it would gain some strength before advancing towards the South Bengal. It would bring moderate to heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of the state. An alert has already been issued to the coastal district administration. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaFishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea as the sea may remain turbulent till Thursday. The city may receive scattered rainfall in the next 72 hours. Various South Bengal districts received scattered rainfall on Monday, while the city and its adjoining areas mostly stayed dry. According to the weather office prediction, the situation will improve from Friday. It is also predicted that a strong breeze measuring around 45-50 km per hour may be sweeping through the coastal districts of East Midnapore and South 24-Parganas. There may be thundershower in the Western districts in the evening hours of Tuesday and Wednesday. All the North Bengal districts may also receive considerable amount of rainfall in the next 48 hours, predicted the weather office.last_img read more

Highlights of Tuesdays British Columbia budget

first_imgVICTORIA – Highlights of British Columbia’s 2018-19 budget presented Tuesday:— Effective Wednesday, a tax on foreign homebuyers increases by $5,000 to $20,000 and expands from Metro Vancouver to include homes in the Victoria-area, the Fraser Valley, the central Okanagan district in the province’s Interior, and the Nanaimo Regional District.— A new speculation tax will be introduced in the fall aimed at foreign and domestic homeowners who don’t pay taxes in B.C., affecting properties in Metro Vancouver, the Victoria area, Fraser Valley, Nanaimo Regional District, Kelowna and West Kelowna.— The property transfer tax on homes with a fair market value of more than $3 million increases to five per cent from three per cent.— More than $6 billion will be spent over the next 10 years to create 114,000 housing units for families, seniors, students and women and children escaping domestic violence.— Medical service plan premiums will be eliminated on Jan. 1, 2020, saving an individual up to $900 a year and families up to $1,800 annually.— Starting Jan. 1, 2019, employers with payrolls of more than $500,000 will pay a new employer health tax, which is forecast to raise $1.9 billion in revenue in 2019-20.— Beginning April 1, funding will be provided to licensed care providers to provide a $350 a month cut in the cost of a child care space.— A new affordable child care benefit will start in September providing up to $1,250 a month per child.— An additional $1 billion will be spent over the next three years to expand access to licensed child care, which the province says is part of its plan to create more than 22,000 new spaces.— Fares will be frozen on BC Ferries’ three major routes and fares will be cut by 15 per cent on small routes.— A forecast surplus of $219 million, with projections for surpluses to continue through the 2020-21 fiscal year.— The government estimates it will spend $53.6 billion in the next fiscal year, up from an updated forecast of $51.8 billion for 2017-18.— Economic growth for 2018 is forecast at 2.3 per cent, down from 3.4 per cent in 2017.last_img read more

Celebrity Experience Auctions Help The Red Cross

first_imgMusic fans interested in sitting in a VIP suite with Ryan Seacrest at Wango Tango, or getting a signed bass guitar from Motley Crue now have the chance to access these experiences with IfOnly.com!You only have until April 26th to make a bid and support The American Red Cross.Experiences also include the chance to meet or attend sold-out performances with A-list luminaries across the sports, comedy and dance worlds offered exclusively via IfOnly.com.Links to the above experiences are here with more details:· See Shakira, Maroon 5, OneRepublic, Christina Aguilera, and More at Wango Tango- Enjoy this amazing concert in Carson in a VIP suite with Ryan Seacrest, five of your friends and a gang of celebrities. Access the auction here.· Tickets to Motley Crue’s Farewell Performance- Attend this coveted performance in Irvine and experience one of Motley Crue’s final concerts and get signed bass guitar. Access the auction here.· Private Piano & Voice Lessons with A Great Big World. – Join the band known for their hit single “Say Something” and enjoy a private piano and voice lesson in LA with your closest friend. You will get one hour with the band in LA plus a digital piano to take home. Access the auction here.There are many more experiences with your favorite stars – including Justin Timberlake, Shania Twain, Chelsea Handler, Lionel Richie and many more – up for auction. Click here to see more.last_img read more

Diver who helped with Thai cave rescue sues Elon Musk

first_imgA British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand is suing Elon Musk, alleging that the Tesla CEO falsely accused him of being a pedophile.Diver Vernon Unsworth, who lives north of London, contends that Musk made the false allegation on Twitter and then repeated multiple other falsehoods after the dramatic rescue of a dozen youth soccer players and their coach in July.The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court Monday seeks more than $75,000 in damages and a court order stopping Musk from making further allegations. Tesla did not respond to requests for comment Monday.Musk called Unsworth a “pedo” in a tweet to his 22.5 million followers after Unsworth criticized Musk in a July 13 television interview with CNN about the rescue.Musk and engineers from his rocket company, SpaceX, built a small submarine and shipped it to Thailand to help with the rescue. The device wasn’t used and in the interview, Unsworth called it a “PR stunt” and said it wouldn’t have worked to free the boys who were trapped in the flooded cave. He also said Musk “can stick his submarine somewhere where it hurts.”The lawsuit alleges that Musk, apparently angered by Unsworth’s remarks, began a campaign to destroy his reputation “by publishing false and heinous accusations of criminality against him to the public.”In a series of tweets July 15, Musk, who personally delivered the submarine to the cave, wrote that he never saw Unsworth and challenged him to show a video of the final rescue. “Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it,” Musk tweeted. Later on Twitter, Musk wrote “Bet ya a signed dollar it’s true.”Later Musk deleted the tweets and apologized after being criticized by shareholders, the lawsuit alleged, stating in a tweet that his words were “spoken in anger” and that the sub was built out of kindness according to specifications from the dive team leader.But on Aug. 28, Musk tweeted about Unsworth once again, writing: “You don’t think it’s strange he hasn’t sued me? He was offered free legal services.” The lawsuit states that with the tweet, Musk sought to tell the average reader that Unsworth’s failure to sue at the time was evidence that Unsworth is a pedophile.Two days after the Aug. 28 tweet, Musk emailed a BuzzFeed News reporter, suggesting that the reporter investigate Unsworth and “stop defending child rapists,” according to the lawsuit, which is 65 pages with exhibits.“He’s an old, single white guy from England who’s been travelling or living in Thailand for 30 to 40 years,” Musk wrote, adding that Unsworth moved in Thailand “for a child bride who was about 12 years old at the time,” according to the lawsuit.Then in a second email to BuzzFeed, Musk accused Unsworth of being a liar and said he wasn’t on the cave dive team.“Mr. Unsworth is not a pedophile. Mr. Unsworth has never engaged in an act of pedophilia. Mr. Unsworth is not a child rapist,” the lawsuit stated, adding that Unsworth has never been married to a minor.Unsworth has a “significant other” in Thailand, a 40-year-old woman with whom he shares a house, according to the lawsuit. He first started going to Thailand in 2011, where he explored and mapped caves, the documents stated.The lawsuit explains Unsworth’s role in the rescue, saying that on June 23, when the soccer players became trapped, several Thai officials called and asked him to go to the cave as soon as possible. He was the first foreign rescuer to arrive.He recommended that the Thai government seek help from divers in the United Kingdom, and Unsworth called friend and fellow diver Rob Harper. Harper, who had just returned from exploring Thai caves with Unsworth, brought two other divers, John Volanthen and Rick Stanton, to help with the rescue.The boys, ages 11-16, were found July 2 by Volanthen and Stanton, according to the lawsuit.The last soccer player was rescued July 8. “Together with Mr. Unsworth, Mr. Harper, Mr. Volanthen, and Mr. Stanton put together the dive portion of the rescue plan that ultimately saved the boys,” the lawsuit stated. It concedes that Unsworth was not involved in the final planning stages of the rescue because he didn’t have enough experience to make the dive.The lawsuit was filed by lawyers led by L. Lin Wood, an Atlanta attorney who has represented plaintiffs in several high-profile libel cases including the family of homicide victim JonBenet Ramsey and security guard Richard Jewel, who was accused in media reports of being a suspect in a 1996 bombing during the Olympics in Atlanta, a crime committed by anti-government extremist Eric Rudolph. The documents said a separate lawsuit would be filed in England.Unsworth will not do interviews, Wood said, but the attorney said in a statement that Musk’s wealth “cannot convert his lies into truth or protect him from accountability for his wrongdoing in a court of law.”Unsworth’s British lawyer, Mark Stephens, said that “Twibels (Twitter libels) show that falsehoods by the rich and powerful can circulate round the globe to their 22.5 million followers and to the media before the truth can pull its boots on.”“The truth has now got its boots on and Elon Musk is being brought to account for repeatedly attacking and taunting the good name of an ordinary spelunker: Vernon Unsworth who answered the call and (with others) put his life on the line to help rescue the 13 trapped in the caves in Thailand,” he said.Stephens did not say when Unsworth planned to file a claim in the British courts.___Krisher reported from Detroit. Jill Lawless contributed to this report from London.last_img read more

Ban Kimoon invites US President Bush to attend UN climate change debate

17 July 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today invited United States President George W. Bush to attend a high-level United Nations debate on climate change to be held this fall. “On climate change, which is a very important issue for all humankind, I appreciate President Bush’s initiative, during the Heiligendamm G-8 Summit meeting,” Mr. Ban told reporters after his meeting with the US leader in Washington, DC.The two men discussed a number of global hotspots, including Sudan’s Darfur region and the Middle East.Regarding the situation in Iraq, which the Secretary-General characterized as “the problem of the whole world,” he pledged the UN’s continued support to the country’s Government and people.“We are going to help with political facilitation as well as economic and social reconstruction,” he said.The International Compact process – a five-year plan for peace and development – as well as the expanded foreign ministers meeting will “provide a good opportunity for the Iraqi people and the international community to work together for peace and security in Iraq,” he noted.The Secretary-General welcomed the developments in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), where this weekend UN inspectors verified the shutdown of the Yongbyon nuclear reactor.“I hope that the parties concerned, including DPRK, will take necessary measures to implement this joint statement to realize the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula as soon as possible,” he said.Mr. Ban held his first-ever meeting with World Bank President Robert Zoellick, and conferred on the importance of meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a series of targets to slash social ills by 2015.He also met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, with whom he discussed the work of the Middle East Quartet, whose principal members – the UN, US, European Union and Russian Federation – are meeting in Lisbon later this week. read more

On World Maritime Day UN official urges tribute to seafarers

Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, the Secretary-General of the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO), used his message for World Maritime Day to draw attention to the maritime workers, whose efforts, he said, went largely unacknowledged.He said that in selecting the theme for this year’s Day – “2010: Year of the Seafarer” – IMO’s intention was to use it as an opportunity “to reassure those who labour at the ‘sharp end’ of the industry – the seafarers themselves – that those of us who work in other areas of the maritime community, and yet whose actions have a direct bearing on seafarers’ everyday lives, understand the extreme pressures they face and approach our tasks with genuine interest and concern for them and their families.” Mr. Mitropoulos urged members of the shipping industry to maintain high standards; enshrine best practices; embrace corporate social responsibility; provide a clean, safe and comforting workplace; recognize and adequately reward those worked for them.In addition, he called on political leaders to work towards the ratification, entry into force and implementation of all the international measures that have a bearing on seafarers’ safety and security.Legislators and law enforcers should strive to treat seafarers fairly, while port and immigration authorities had the responsibility to treat them with respect.“To the 1.5 million seafarers of the world: the entire maritime community appreciates you and your indispensable services; is aware of the conditions under which you operate; shows compassion for the sacrifices you make; does care for you; and works to ensure your safety and security, praying that you always have calm seas, fair winds and a safe return home,” Mr. Mitropoulos said.While IMO celebrates World Maritime Day every year, the exact date is left to individual Governments but is usually celebrated during the last week in September. The Day is used to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment and to emphasize a particular aspect of IMO’s work.The Day is being celebrated at the agency’s London headquarters today. In addition, Argentina will host this year’s 2010 IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event, with celebrations in Buenos Aires on 7 and 8 October, including a seminar on the first day, followed by the unveiling of a Plaque in Honour of the Seafarer on the second. 23 September 2010The head of the United Nations agency mandated to ensure the safety of the shipping industry today urged the world to recognize the important role played by seafarers in international maritime trade and make efforts to improve their unique working lives. read more

From wine ice cream to maple water here are 5 products from

This undated product image provided by Drink Maple shows the Drink Maple Pure Maple Water. The Concord, Mass. company says its Maple Water is tapped straight from maple trees. The company says it’s sold in about 800 stores throughout the Northeast, including at select Whole Foods and small health food stores. (Drink Maple via AP) From wine ice cream to maple water, here are 5 products from big NYC food show by Candice Choi, The Associated Press Posted Jul 3, 2015 8:15 am MDT Last Updated Jul 3, 2015 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Chips made out of broccoli, chickpeas and kale. Wine-spiked ice cream. Popcorn that didn’t quite fulfil its destiny.Those were some of the alternate-universe products at this week’s 61st annual Fancy Food Show. Many have limited distribution and aren’t easy to find, but could signal coming trends.Buyers for places like supermarkets milled about the trade show at the sprawling Jacob Javits Center in New York City, tasting the treats on display and stuffing bags with free samples.“It’s like a secret wonderland of food,” said Louise Kramer, a spokeswoman for the Specialty Food Association, the trade group that puts on the show. The expo, which featured more than 100,000 products, is not open to the public.Here are five potential foods of the future exhibitors were showing off:___WINE ICE CREAMInstead of a glass, this wine can be served in a cone.Mercer’s, a dairy in upstate New York, was offering tastes of its “wine ice cream,” which has up to 5 per cent alcohol. The ice creams come in eight flavours including “Strawberry Sparkling” and “Chocolate Cabernet.”Roxaina Hurlburt, a co-owner of Mercer’s, said the dairy has been making traditional ice cream for 60 years and started packaging the wine ice cream in 2008. She said it’s sold online and in a couple of hundred locations around the country, including places like casinos and wineries.___MAPLE WATERIs maple water the next coconut water?Drink Maple, based in Concord, Massachusetts, sells bottles of maple water it says is tapped from maple trees.It’s the same stuff that’s boiled down into maple syrup, but don’t expect a thick and sticky drink. The clear liquid has the consistency of water and a lightly sweetened taste, with a 12-ounce bottle labeled as having 30 calories and 7 grams of sugar. The product also seems to hit on all the prevailing dietary trends: the company’s website notes maple water is “low calorie, gluten-free, dairy-free and non-GMO.”It also says “no trees are harmed” in the collection process.The company says it’s sold in about 800 stores throughout the Northeast, including at select Whole Foods and small health food stores.___“SEXY” SNACKSHolding a bag of chips with the word “Sexy” in big letters can cure shyness. At least that’s what Sexy snacks founder Robert Ehrlich told visitors to his booth.“When you hold a bag, you are sort of empowering yourself,” he says.The most notable aspects of the snacks may be the name and Ehrlich, whose claim to fame is his founding of Pirate’s Booty. Ehrlich says the snacks are a way for people to brand themselves, as they might with sneakers or handbags. The company, based in Sea Cliff, N.Y., says its products are sold in about 1,500 locations.The popcorn comes in flavours like “Bangin’ Cheddar” and “Brazilian Coconut,” and the chips in flavours including “Spinach & Matcha Tea.”___HALF-POPPED KERNELSDo you think those half-popped kernels at the bottom of the popcorn bag are the best part? Now two companies are selling bags of just those bits.HalfPops and Pop’d Kerns offer the snacks in different flavours, with a one-ounce serving containing between 130 and 160 calories, depending on the flavour.HalfPops, based in Bellevue, Washington, says it uses a proprietary process to cook the kernels. Six-ounce bags of HalfPops are available online and at about 2,000 locations, including some Whole Foods and Wegman’s, said Mike Watts, the company’s vice-president of marketing.___BROCCOLI BITESA prevalent theme at the expo was snacks made from unusual ingredients; think bags of roasted chickpeas, cheese puffs made out of beans, and chips made out of seaweed.Another example that fell into that category was Broccoli Bites from Rhythm Foods, which also makes kale chips. Before they’re dehydrated, the broccoli is tossed in a dressing made with seeds, herbs and spices to add flavour and prevent crumbling. Each 1.5-ounce bag has 150 calories.Even though kale has surged in popularity in recent years, Rhythm Foods CEO Scott Jensen said he expects the broccoli snacks to be a lot easier to explain and sell to buyers.And he’s already working the next vegetable snack: cauliflower.___________Follow Candice Choi at www.twitter.com/candicechoi read more

Global Goals on poverty and hunger require 265 billion annually – UN

President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Kanayo F. Nwanze, addresses the opening in Rome of a conference focused on finding innovative ways to finance rural development. Photo: IFAD The conference comes at a critical time with political changes and humanitarian crises – such as war, migration and natural disasters – reshaping global priorities and potentially diverting money away from development.The majority of these poor and hungry people live in rural areas of developing countries. Investments need to be targeted to transform rural areas into vibrant places that offer all people the opportunity to have decent jobs and lead dignified lives free of poverty and hunger.Mr. Nwanze stressed that the financing needs for development are enormous, but so are the opportunities. “Agri-food is already a $5 trillion sector, and it is growing,” he said. “It holds tremendous promise for the private sector and for producers in developing countries.”Co-organised by IFAD, the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Brookings Institution and the University of Warwick, the conference brings together development agencies, governments, philanthropic organisations, the private sector, academia and farmers’ organisations to look at innovative ways to mobilise money and smarter ways to spend it. IFAD invests in rural people, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, it has provided about $18 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached some 462 million people. “The need is urgent,” Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said at last night’s opening of a conference, titled “Investing in inclusive rural transformation: innovative approaches to financing,” held in Rome, Italy on 26-27 January. “Despite decades of commitments and considerable effort to end poverty and hunger, nearly 800 million children, women and men still go hungry every day, and an almost equal number live in extreme poverty,” he added, stressing the need to be more creative in using public resources and mobilise financing.He also emphasized the need to make it easier for the private sector and philanthropists to invest in rural areas, where rates of poverty and hunger are highest.Speakers agreed it cannot be left up to governments alone. In 2015, Official Development Assistance (ODA) was approximately $192 billion and only $9 billion of that was earmarked for agriculture. read more

Wenco Mine Performance Suite 6 reimagines dispatching and analytics

first_imgWenco International Mining Systems announces the release of Wenco Mine Performance Suite 6. The culmination of several years of research and development, the sixth version of the Wenco Mine Performance Suite pushes the boundaries of mine software. It moves Wenco beyond traditional dispatch systems, incorporating user interface enhancements and across-the-suite integration for improved insights, safety and performance.System 6 builds on Wenco’s 30-year history in mining systems with several step-changes to its suite of solutions. This version includes a complete reimagining of flagship Wencomine Fleet Management System that enable customers to gain even more performance from every shift. Expanded data exchange and interoperability across the Wenco suite – including machine guidance, collision avoidance, maintenance, and business intelligence offerings – empower customers to leverage their data to extract even more value from their mines.Revolutionary changes in the user interface – such as tight integration of the maps and dispatch interfaces and a complete redesign for the automated dispatch configuration – provide dispatchers a more efficient and intuitive way to monitor and interact with their mobile fleet. “We have received great feedback from our beta site users which indicated this was a major step forward towards improving efficiency and reducing pressure on dispatchers,” said Andrea Blazenko, Product Manager, Wencomine Fleet.Taking Wenco’s pioneering innovations in dispatch automation a step further, the Wencomine Dynamic Dispatch algorithm now completely automates routine activities, such as shift changes, breaks, and fuelling. These advances further reduce the demand on dispatch and optimise truck activity for efficiency.Wenco has focused extensive effort on offering mines more value and insight from data. System 6 helps dispatchers and managers gather more insights in real-time – and over the life of the mine – with improved dashboards, data cleansing, and business intelligence support. New Wenco dashboards deliver real-time insights, displaying payload compliance percentage, wait times, bucket-by-bucket loading, hourly progress to production target, and more. These dashboards make it easy to identify and assist underperforming production before the shift is complete.Extensive upgrades to haul cycle analytics give users and managers the confidence of knowing precisely how dispatch automation is performing independent of other factors, encouraging greater insight, confidence, and user adoption. Advanced data cleansing prepares data for storage, ensuring simplicity and clarity when building reports or connecting to business intelligence applications to extract broader insight.Leveraging its interoperability enhancements, the Wenco Mine Performance Suite 6 introduces two highly anticipated solutions:• Avoca BI — a powerful data warehousing and mine intelligence application• ReadyLine — a predictive maintenance planning and condition monitoring solution“Our customers are starting to look closer at how to unlock hidden value in data collected across their operations. There is also a tremendous opportunity with predictive maintenance solutions to significantly increase component life and prevent catastrophic failures for more predictable availability,” said David Noble, Vice President, Research and Developmentlast_img read more

The Best Missing a football match to help a leukemia patient

first_imgGerman footballer Lennart Thy might have saved a life after missing one Eredivisie game to donate stem cells in MarchWhen a fan thinks about footballers, they always think about fame and fortune. Many people believe this football stars are out of reach and don’t care about the fans.But German footballer Lennart Thy has shown everybody otherwise.In March of this year, the VVV-Venlo striker missed an important Dutch Eredivisie clash with PSV Eindhoven.The reason? He went to the hospital to donate stem cells and try to help a leukemia patient.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…This unselfish reason has made him the winner of the FIFA Fair Play Award 2018 in The Best Gala Awards.Past 10 FIFA Fair Play Award Winners: 2009: Bobby Robson – England 2010: Haiti Women’s national U17 team 2011: Japan Football Association 2012: Uzbekistan Football Association 2013: Afghanistan Football Association 2014: World Cup volunteers 2015: Football organizations supporting refugees 2016: Atlético Nacional – Colombia 2017: Francis Koné – Togo 2018: Lennart Thy – GermanyCongratulations, Lennart Thy 👏Winner of The FIFA Fair Play Award 2018 🏆#TheBest #FIFAFootballAwards pic.twitter.com/pW5ETt2Kmd— #TheBest (@FIFAcom) September 24, 2018last_img read more

Dembele Everyone will be very motivated to play against City

first_imgTottenham Hotspur player Mousa Dembélé has urged his teammates to remain focused during Monday night’s Premier League game against Manchester City.The top of the table clash is set to define the fate of both teams this season according to Dembele.Man City have continued from where they left off last year as they remain unbeaten going into the game at Wembley, having only dropped points against Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers.And Moussa Dembele sees Monday’s clash as being of great importance for both sides.“Obviously it’s an important game – everyone knows how important it is,” he told the club website.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“For us, we know it’s just as vital as any other game, so we need to be focused to try to get the win.“Everyone will be very motivated to play against them and I think this could be an important game for both teams’ seasons.”“I think we are doing well this season in the Premier League, but we have to finish games off much more quickly,” the Belgian international admitted.“I think in the Premier League we are winning games and we need to continue in that spirit.”last_img read more

Paradise Granite ordered to pay 134097 in back wages and liquidated damages

first_imgAlabama-based countertop installation organisation Paradise Granite has been ordered to pay $134,097 (£104,639.91) in back wages and liquidated damages to 22 employees, due to violations of overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).The violations were uncovered by an investigation by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the US Department of Labor, which has also issued the organisation with a civil penalty of $8,097 (£6,318.33).WHD investigators found that Paradise Granite had paid straight time rates to hourly employees when they worked more than 40 hours in a week, rather than paying time-and-one-half for overtime. The employer also paid other workers flat salaries, without regard to the number of hours worked.This practice, said the US Department of Labor, created overtime violations when those employees worked more than 40 hours in a week but were not paid overtime. The department also said the employer failed to record the number of hours worked by some members of staff.Kenneth Stripling, Birmingham district director for the WHD, said: “Employers [that] fail to comply with federal labour laws and short their workers’ pay gain an unfair advantage over employers [that] play by the rules. We will continue to provide tools to employers that help them understand their obligations, and to enforce these laws to level the playing field for employers.”Previously, an investigation into the activity of a related organisation owned by the same employer also uncovered overtime violations.Paradise Granite was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.last_img read more

Is Mobile The Next Big Bump For City and Regional Mags

first_imgT.J. Raphael is the Associate Editor of FOLIO:. Follow her on Twitter: @TJRaphael The mobile Web has been a challenge, to say the least, for even the largest content publishers, and when it comes to city and regional magazines, strategies range from exploratory to non-existent. This month’s issue of FOLIO: has put a spotlight on city and regional magazine publishers and their strategies for reaching audiences, and advertisers, in the digital marketplace—our report shows that some publishers in this market are, in fact, responding aggressively to the changing marketplace despite previously held reservations.  “Most city and regional magazines are struggling to grow digital divisions because we’ve been print publications all along,” Ralph Martinelli, publisher of New York-based 55,000-circ Westchester Magazine, told FOLIO: in our April issue. “We’re expanding our digital division into a separate entity—one of our main goals is to do a tremendous amount of daily digital-only content that does not appear in print, and we’ve brought in digital-only editors. From a sales point of view, our digital-only reps partner with the print ad reps to present complete packages that includes print, digital and events.” The mobile, digital advertising market could be the next big thing for city and regional magazines—at least according to a new forecast from BIA/Kelsey, a local media and advertising research and consultancy firm.The firm predicts that mobile local advertising revenues will grow from $1.2 billion in 2012 to $9.1 billion in 2017, representing a compound annual growth rate of 43.9 percent. For the total U.S. mobile ad spending market, the firm estimates this sector to grow from $3.2 billion in 2012 to $16.8 billion in 2017.“This puts locally targeted mobile ads at 38 percent of overall U.S. mobile ad spending in 2012, growing to 54 percent in 2017,” a statement from the company says. While search and display is top of mind, the firm notes that other areas of mobile are also growing:Display advertising applied to apps and mobile Web inventory is estimated to grow from $379 million in 2012 to $2.7 billion in 2017.Search will grow from $704 million in 2012 to $5.7 billion in 2017.SMS messaging will grow from $101 million to $162 million in 2017.Video distributed within apps and mobile Web inventory will grow from $38 million in 2012 to $515 million 2017.Since local mobile ad revenue is estimated to account for a whopping 54 percent of overall U.S. mobile ad spending, city and regional magazines are well positioned to tap the national advertising market in ways they never dreamed of. Local communities not only trust city and regional mags, but these brands have the audience infrastructure and local knowledge to offer national ad partners exciting new options in their quest for local ad messaging.last_img read more

HPMHarveyHeroes Grace Hoover A Volunteer From Canada

first_imgTo find more info about the Giving Hub, visit 611 W. 22nd Street  to see what the center still needs. Many people sit back and feel sorry when tragedy strikes. While thoughts and prayers offer emotional support, some people get the urge to do more.In comes Grace Hoover, who made it her mission to cross international lines and go from Winnipeg, Canada, to Houston, to do whatever she could to help  with Harvey’s aftermath.She and a few friends made their way to the dry goods distribution center the Giving Hub,  on 611 W. 22nd Street, after flying to Dallas, renting a truck, and filling it with supplies. Sharelast_img

Consider Bengal to be your home make plans to invest here Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged businessmen to invest in Information Technology (IT) in Bengal which is set to be the future destination in the country and perhaps the whole world.She laid the foundation stone of the Bengal Silicon Valley Hub at New Town on Monday evening. Terming it as “historic,” Banerjee said: “We were not there when investment in IT started in Hyderabad and Bengaluru. But now, both the places are saturated and Bengal is coming up as the next destination. Invest in Bengal and the state government will provide every facility,” she said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe proposed hub is coming up in 100 acre of land and “if needed, we will provide another 100 acre,” she added.Banerjee maintained that there is no dearth of talent in Bengal. “You will find IT professionals from Bengal working in Hyderabad and Bengaluru and in many foreign countries as well. They will come back if you can give them proper infrastructure and respect. And I believe, they can do miracles,” she pointed out.Urging strong investments in the IT sector in Bengal, she stated the talent pool in Bengal is very high and the attrition rate is as low as 3 percent. The state government has land banks and land-use policy. “Consider Bengal to be your home and make plans to take the state forward. We are there to give you all the support. Consider us to be one of your family members,” she said. The Chief Minister said the situation in Bengal has changed drastically over the past few years. “There was a time when people did not want to invest in Bengal because of bandhs and strikes. The man-days loss amounted to 70 lakh and now it has been brought down to zero. I do not support bandhs and always believe in positive and not negative approach.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedBanerjee inaugurated three IT parks at Malda, Siliguri (Phase III) and Purulia. She congratulated the budding industrialists who have invested in the IT parks. Ramdas Kamath, the senior vice-president, Infosys, said well-known architect Hafiz Contractor has designed its building that will come up in New Town.”We will take 15 months to complete the building which will be a landmark site representing neo-classical architecture in Bengal. He especially thanked Debashis Sen, Additional Chief Secretary, state IT Department and Swarup Roy, Advisor, IT Promotion Cell for their tireless efforts to bring Infosys to Bengal. Describing Mamata Banerjee as “the best Chief Minister in the country,” Sanjiv Goenka said: “This is the best place to invest and the state government is ready to give every support. I do business in many states but in Bengal, the support I receive from the Chief Minister, her colleagues and the bureaucrats is remarkable.”Top officials of IT companies including TCS, Cognizant, Oracle India, Sify Technologies Limited, HPE-Aruba, DQE, Capgemini were also present at the event.last_img read more

Dodocool Deals USB PD Power Strip for Nintendo Switch 26 Off Noise

first_img Share Tweet Submit Dodocool has shared a bunch of deals with us which you should all check out. This includes a power strip with a USB PD outlet for the Nintendo Switch as well as a discount on their famed pair of noise cancelling headphones.Stock on Some Great Accessories Thanks to Dodocool’s Latest Set of DealsThe first deal is a fancy pants power strip that has a multitude of ports. It includes 3 regular AC outlets, four full-sized USB ports (3A each) as well as dedicated Power Delivery port. That Power Delivery port can easily push out 30W of power which means that it’ll charge your Nintendo Switch at full speed. But that’s not all, it will even charge any other USB PD-compatbile device at maximum speed even the 12-inch MacBook.Originally the power strip retails for $26.99, but it’s now down to just $19.97 if you apply the coupon code BPDPSXB6 at checkout.If you are looking for a pair of active noise cancelling headphones that happen to be wireless too then you can grab one today from today’s sale too. They support Bluetooth 4.1 which means that they are not only efficient but will last long on a single charge. Up to 18 hours, in case you are wondering.Usually they retail for $75.99, but for a limited time they are down to just $34.95 if you apply the coupon code 4M7JUBQF at checkout.Last but not the least, Dodocool has discounted a laptop felt sleeve bag with a mouse pouch too. It will fit a notebook with a 13.3-inch display which makes it ideal for a device such as the latest MacBook Pro or anything similar.Usually this goes for around $12.99 but it’s now down to just $7.92 once the coupon code 8LX6DPS4 is applied.last_img read more

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first_img 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 Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more Image courtesy of NinePoint Medical 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 | March 10, 2009 Less Invasive Interventional Treatment is First-Line Treatment for AAA VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology ProceduresKevin Seals, M.D., is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:47Loaded: 3.40%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:47 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D.,… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 14, 2019 FDA Clears NvisionVLE Imaging System for Pancreatic and Biliary Applications August 14, 2019 — NinePoint Medical Inc. announced it has received U.S. read more Related Contentcenter_img News | Interventional Radiology | July 03, 2019 Varian Purchasing Embolic Bead Assets from Boston Scientific Varian announced it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the Boston Scientific portfolio of drug-loadable… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… 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 Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. News | Interventional Radiology | June 19, 2019 Merit Medical Acquires Brightwater Medical Inc. Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced it has acquired Brightwater Medical Inc., based in Temecula, Calif. Brightwater… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more March 10, 2009 – Endovascular or endograft repair, a minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment that uses stent grafts to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), has low re-intervention rates that are comparable to those reported for open surgical repair – and can be recommended as first-line treatment, according to a study released at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 34th Annual Scientific Meeting.Currently this less invasive treatment has been reserved for elderly patients or those with co-morbid conditions who were considered too sick for major surgery. Stent grafts (tubes composed of fabric supported by metal mesh) were introduced about a decade ago. Because the devices were new, long-term durability was unknown, and there was initially a higher rate of secondary interventions compared to open surgery, it was recommended that patients with endografts be monitored yearly with imaging, subjecting them to annual radiation. “Our data show that the interventional radiology treatment can be chosen with confidence. This is good news for patients, many of whom do not want major abdominal surgery,” said Tarun Sabharwal, M.D., interventional radiologist at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals in London, England. Additionally, the researchers advocated revising current surveillance of patients’ stent grafts by CT scans to check for delayed appearance of complications, especially in light of the added radiation risk the scans bring to patients. AAA, called the “silent killer” because there are usually no obvious symptoms of the disease, is caused by a weakened area in the aorta, the main vessel that supplies blood from the heart to the rest of the body. When blood flows through the aorta, the pressure of the blood beats against the weakened wall, which then bulges, balloon-like, into an aneurysm. If the aneurysm grows large enough, there is a danger that it will burst. The goal is to prevent aneurysms from rupturing. Once an AAA has ruptured, the chances of survival are low, with 80 to 90 percent of all ruptured aneurysms resulting in death. These deaths can be avoided if an aneurysm is detected and treated before it ruptures. AAA is the 17th leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 15,000 deaths annually. AAA affects as many as 8 percent of people over the age of 60, and men are four times more likely to have AAA than women.To treat AAA, interventional radiologists use imaging to guide a catheter and graft inside a patient’s artery – without the need to cut open the abdomen, as in surgery. Going through skin at the groin, a catheter is passed into the femoral artery and directed to the aortic aneurysm. The doctor passes a stent graft, which is compressed into a small diameter within the catheter, through the catheter. The stent graft is advanced to the aneurysm and then opened, creating new walls in the blood vessel through which blood flows. This innovative and noninvasive method of placing a graft within an aneurysm redirects blood flow and stops direct pressure from being exerted on the weak aortic wall, explained Sabharwal.Interventional radiologists analyzed the results of 453 patients (ages 40-93) who underwent endovascular repair for AAA over an eight-year period, studying the rate of secondary interventions (or the necessity of performing additional procedures to correct complications from a prior treatment) and whether the need for repeat interventions could be predicted by surveillance imaging. “Most importantly, the overall rate of secondary interventions after endovascular repair was 7.2 percent, which compares favorably to open surgery series,” said Sabharwal. Complications include possible movement of the graft after treatment or persistent blood flow into the aneurysm, which resumes the risk of its growth or rupture. Also, the graft must be monitored to ensure its continued function, and endoleaks may occur, causing blood to flow outside the endovascular graft. Researchers noted that 13 patients (2.8 percent) needed to be treated for this latter complication. The overall 30-day mortality rate for endovascular aneurysm repair was 3.3 percent, compared to open surgery, which has a high associated mortality rate (ranging from 2-10.6 percent). Additionally, researchers found that most complications were detected within the first three months after repair, and that it was “rare” for CT scans to detect complications after that period of time. “This suggests that CT surveillance protocols are not justified; if a three-month surveillance scan doesn’t demonstrate any abnormalities, then patients could be followed with routine ultrasound scanning to monitor for complications,” he added. In total, secondary interventions were performed in 33 patients (7.2 percent), of which six (1.3 percent) were CT scan surveillance detected.”It is remarkable in my eyes that the ‘silent killer,’ abdominal aortic aneurysm, can be treated successfully by a minimally invasive procedure that eliminates the need to undergo a large abdominal incision from surgery or to clamp the aorta, the main artery from the heart, which can create significant stress to the heart,” added Sabharwal. “We have disproved myths about the durability and effectiveness of minimally invasive endovascular aneurysm repair. Our results, following patients over the past eight years, contradict reports of high rates of secondary interventions coupled with the need for prolonged CT scan surveillance,” he said. “Endovascular repair reduces the risk of surgery, the amount of pain and the number of complications, getting patients back to normal health more quickly than surgery. Its recovery time is measured in days to weeks, as opposed to surgery patients who take several weeks to months to recover,” added Sabharwal, who indicated that endograft patients are often discharged the day after treatment, resuming normal activities within two weeks (compared to six to eight weeks after surgery).Abstract 211: “Secondary Intervention Rates Following Endoluminal Infrarenal Aortic Aneurysm Repair,” K. Katsanos, F. Ahmad, R. Salter, C. Sandhu, S. Thomas, J. Reidy and T. Sabharwal, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, interventional radiology, London, United Kingdom; S. Black and H. Zayed, P.R. Taylor, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, vascular surgery, London, United Kingdom, SIR 34th Annual Scientific Meeting March 7-12, 2009. For more information: www.SIRmeeting.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more March 31, 2010 – When given the option, younger women are likely to attend breast screenings, according to the findings of a study of 50,000 women published today in the Journal of Medical Screening.Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) led a trial involving 23 National Health Service (NHS) breast screening units across England, Wales and Scotland that invited women aged in their forties to undergo regular mammograms. Between 1991 and 2004, more than 50,000 women aged 40 or 41 were invited to begin regular annual screening up to age 48.Each particular round of screening invitations received a response of about 69 per cent. About 81 per cent of the women attended at least one routine screen, while about half attended at least six screens.The NHS Breast Screening Program currently provides free mammograms every three years for all women in the U.K. aged 50 and over. By 2012, the United Kingdom (U.K.) is planning to reduce the minimum age of women invited to screenings to 47, so the results of this study are relevant to the future of the U.K. screening program.For more information: www.icr.ac.uk/ FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | March 31, 2010 Young U.K. Women Likely to Attend Breast Screenings News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 Therapixel Appoints Matthieu Leclerc-Chalvet as CEO Artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer screening specialist Therapixel announced the appointment of Matthieu… read more center_img IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Related Content News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more last_img read more

Flowers hid cocaine bound for Europe

first_imgStop and snort the roses.Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) announced Thursday morning they had busted an international drug ring that ferried cocaine from Costa Rica to Germany and Austria, hiding the drugs among shipments of tropical flowers.OIJ Director Francisco Segura said that police raided nine properties and confiscated more than $8 million worth of assets inside three homes in San Carlos, and two more in Santa Ana and Guápiles. The estimation did not include the value of several luxury vehicles also seized by authorities.Segura described the suspect’s lifestyle as “ostentatious.” Costa Rican police conduct one of nine raids Thursday morning, May 22, 2014, to disrupt an alleged operation to ship cocaine to Europe. The Tico TimesPolice found a large amount of cash in U.S. dollars and Costa Rican colones inside the Santa Ana home, but had not confirmed the amount before the press conference Thursday morning.Seven people were arrested in the raids, including four Costa Ricans, a Colombian, a Mexican, and a Romanian, who allegedly led the gang.The Romanian suspect, a Costa Rican resident whose name was not released, had a previous conviction for drug trafficking from 2001 but remained free.The OIJ director said that the criminal organization operated by sending relatively small amounts of cocaine — 22 kilograms at a time — to avoid detection. The drugs arrived in Golfito, near the Panamanian border, by sea. They flew in a small plane with a false bottom to San José. From the capital, the cocaine was shipped to a flower exporter in Guápiles and then to Europe.Segura said the group could have been sending drugs to Europe at least once a month since the Romanian was first arrested over a decade ago. Marisel Rodríguez, OIJ press chief, estimated that a kilo of cocaine is worth roughly $35,000 in Austria. Drug trafficking suspects are rounded up Thursday, May 22, 2014. The Tico TimesSegura said that there was no immediate connection with a Mexican or Colombian drug cartel but that OIJ was investigating the possibility.Law enforcement has been on a roll since President Luis Guillermo Solís took office May 8, seizing over 2 metric tons of drugs and breaking up several criminal organizations, including an international drug network trafficking marijuana and LSD to Europe.“When you see a rat in the house, it’s not because there’s just one rat. It’s because there are a bunch on them. Here, unfortunately, drugs are everywhere,” Segura said. Facebook Comments Related posts:Solís put on the defensive as joint US-Costa Rican patrols come up for renewal Costa Rica newspaper claims drug traffickers used landing strip on Paris Hilton’s family property Costa Rica seized record-breaking 26 metric tons of cocaine in 2014 Nearly 1.5 metric tons of cocaine seized by joint US-Costa Rica drug patrols in the Pacificlast_img read more