Passenger vehicle retail sales tumble 11 to 243183 units in July FADA

first_imgNew Delhi: Retail sales of passenger vehicles (PV) declined by 11 per cent to 2,43,183 units in July as compared to the same period last year, hit by weak demand across the country, automobile dealers’ body FADA said on Monday. According to Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), PV sales stood at 2,74,772 units in July 2018. Two-wheeler sales declined by 5 per cent to 13,32,384 units last month as compared to 14,03,382 units in the year-ago period. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalCommercial vehicle sales dropped by 14 per cent to 23,118 units against 26,815 units in July last year. Three-wheeler sales, however, saw an increase of 3 per cent to 55,850 units last month from 54,250 units in the same period a year ago. Total sales across categories declined by 6 per cent to 16,54,535 units in July as against 17,59,219 units. “Consumer sentiment and overall demand continued to be quite weak across all segments and most geographies,” FADA President Ashish Kale said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostWith PV manufacturers reducing wholesale billings as well as regulating production, inventory levels is now very close to 21 days level. Average inventory for PVs currently ranges from 25-30 days, he added. “CV inventory continues to remain at high levels…FADA urges OEM’s to help regulate this inventory at the earliest by regulating wholesale supplies,” Kale said. Average inventory for CV ranges from 55-60 days. He also pointed out to high level of inventory in the two-wheeler segment which currently ranges between 60-65 days. “We would once again urge and request all our two wheeler OEM’s to help regulate this inventory to regular levels of three weeks and help our members avoid the perils associated with high inventory,” Kale said. FADA represents over 15,000 automobile dealers who run around 25,000 dealerships across the country.last_img read more

Witnesses who saw Toronto subway rescue says men who leapt into action

first_imgTORONTO – Bystanders leapt into action to rescue a blind man who accidentally fell onto the subway tracks in Toronto, a witness said Friday.Julie Caniglia said in an interview that a man on her eastbound train jumped down to the tracks Thursday afternoon and crossed over to the westbound platform to help the man.“You just don’t know if there’s another train coming. He didn’t even think about it,” said Caniglia, adding the man had “guts.”She said she was inside the stopped subway train at Broadview station when she and other passengers heard cries for help. They got out of the train, she said, and looked across to the westbound platform.“We noticed someone lying on the tracks … he had hurt himself,” she said.A man next her then ran to the end of the platform to shut down the power to the tracks, she said. The Toronto Transit Commission driver told the bystander to be careful, as he could get electrocuted.“The (driver) hit buttons to alert the oncoming train to stop and everything just shut down,” she said. “There was a lot of screaming about getting electrocuted.”Two other men, who arrived on the westbound platform, also jumped down to help the first bystander pull the man back onto the platform, she said. The man who fell looked to be in shock, she added.“Truly I was trembling. I just sort of walked out in a haze,” she said.But Caniglia said she wanted others to know who the good Samaritans were, so she posted a photo she took of them to social media. All three rescuers haven’t been identified.“It was amazing. We all need a bit of positive reinforcement that there’s some great people out there,” she said.Sheri Hebdon was also on the same train as Caniglia, heading eastbound when she heard the cries for help.“People’s first instinct was to run and help. It was clear people jumped down to the tracks, even before the power was off,” she said. “It was quite a dire situation.”Hebdon said it’s nice to see the good in people.“It can take an extreme moment to bring that out,” she said.The incident has left Caniglia, a co-owner of the Rashers sandwich shops in the city, concerned about accidental falls onto the tracks.“I have young kids, what if they accidentally tripped? We’re so vulnerable standing there on the platform,” she said.Hebdon agreed with Caniglia.“This idea of guards on the subway platform, hopefully that helps that along. The subway should be as safe as possible,” Hebdon said. “It’s worth considering.”The call for subway barriers to be installed on platforms has been renewed after a 73-year-old man was allegedly pushed to his death on June 18.At the time, the TTC said it would cost more than $1 billion to install the barriers at every station. The TTC has already commissioned a study on the issue that is set to be completed in 2020.A spokesman said the TTC was aware of Thursday’s incident, but have not identified the rescuers.Kadeem Griffiths said the man was transported to hospital soon after.He added that he recommends riders notify TTC personnel if there is an incident on track level.last_img read more

Police shoot and kill man in Algonquin community of Lac Simon Quebec

first_img(Members of Lac Simon, Que say Sandy Michel was killed by local police Wednesday night in the community. Photo from facebook)Tom FennarioAPTN National NewsLAC SIMON, QUE– A man was killed by police in the Algonquin community of Lac Simon Wednesday evening.Lac Simon police responded to a call of a man brandishing a knife at approximately 7:30 p.m. local time.A number of sources in the community say the man was Sandy Michel of Lac Simon.Michel, who was in 20’s, was first hit by a police car. Shots from police were fired later.It is not clear what killed Michel.Lac Simon is located about 495 kilometres northwest of Montreal.Quebec’s provincial police force, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), has since taken over the investigation.According to the SQ, the man was taken by ambulance to hospital in Val d’Or where he died.This is the second deadly shooting the small Algonquin community has faced since February.After Wednesday’s shooting, emotions were running high.According to a post on Facebook, members of the community surrounded SQ officers as they arrived.“Following the intervention, a group of people allegedly tried to attack the police to Lac-Simon and so the Sûreté du Québec were requested as reinforcements,” said the SQ, Benoit Coutu. “Ten SQ officers were dispatched to the scene and a perimeter was established.” The SQ has been mandated by the Ministry of Public Security to take over policing duties in the community until further notice.The Ministry of Public Security also said that the SQ will conduct an independent investigation to determine exactly what happened between police and Lac Simon residents Wednesday night.In February, Lac Simon police Officer Thierry LeRoux, 26, was shot and killed by community member Anthony Raymond Papatie. Papatie took his own life after confessing to the shooting on Facebook.More to come …last_img read more

4yearold fighting for her life after crash

A four-year-old girl is ‘fighting for her life’ after she and her brother were struck by a vehicle in Hagersville on Saturday afternoon.The crash occurred just before 1 p.m. when a vehicle parked on Main Street went into reverse and accelerated across the roadway. It hit another vehicle before mounting the curb and striking the two children, who were on the sidewalk with other family members.Norfolk OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk said the girl was pinned under the vehicle and dragged a short distance. The vehicle stopped when it collided with a building.The children’s parents rushed them to an area hospital. The girl suffered life-threatening injuries and was transferred to a Hamilton hospital.“The girl is fighting for her life,” said Sanchuk in a social media post. “I’m just lost for words.”The 13-year-old boy’s injuries are described as serious.“Right now my thoughts are with this family. I don’t know what to say,” said Sanchuk.The driver of the vehicle involved is an 80-year-old Norfolk County woman. She was transported to local hospital but did not suffer any physical injuries, said police.Main Street between Parkview Drive and King Street was closed for several hours for the investigation. read more

Exports up imports down trade deficit reduced in October StatsCan

Exports up, imports down, trade deficit reduced in October: StatsCan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says the country’s merchandise trade deficit shrank to $169 million in October, a big improvement over the September figure when the deficit was $1 billion.Exports rose one per cent to $38.1 billion with farm, fishing and intermediate food products leading the gains.Declines in exports were led by metal ores and non-metallic minerals.Meanwhile, Statistics Canada says imports fell 1.2 per cent to $38.3 billion and were down 5.7 per cent from the record high of $40.6 billion reached in June.Imports from the United States rose 1.6 per cent to $24.6 billion and exports edged down 0.2 per cent to $27.4 billion, cutting the trade surplus with the United States to $2.8 billion from $3.2 billion in September.Imports from countries other than the United States fell 5.8 per cent to $13.7 billion and exports rose 4.2 per cent to $10.7 billion, reducing the trade deficit with those countries to $2.9 billion from $4.2 billion in September.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version included an unrevised figure for June imports. by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 11, 2012 1:36 pm MDT read more

Last call for bar cars Trains serving alcohol to New York City

Last call for bar cars: Trains serving alcohol to New York City commuters make final run AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The bar car on the 7:07 p.m. train from Grand Central Terminal in New York to New Haven, Conn., is empty of riders after its run on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The bar car is near the end of its run as Metro-North is retiring it from the New Haven Line after Friday’s afternoon rush hour. The cars were a fixture on Metro-North Railroad trains for at least a half century. For some riders, they were more than a place to have a drink on the long ride home from work. Commuters played dice, formed friendships, talked business, pulled pranks and even had Christmas parties with a jazz band. (AP Photo/Michael R. Sisak) by Michael R. Sisak And John Christoffersen, The Associated Press Posted May 9, 2014 1:16 pm MDT STAMFORD, Conn. – Last call came Friday for the bar cars on commuter trains between Manhattan and Connecticut, a final run for rolling taverns where city workers gathered for decades to play dice, find jobs and hold annual Christmas parties with a jazz band.The cars on the Metro-North Railroad are believed to be the last of their kind in the United States. With their faux-wood paneling on the walls and red leather lounges, they evoke New York’s “Mad Men” era of martini lunches.On the 7:07 p.m. train to New Haven a day earlier, commuters snapped photos and recorded videos of the cars that became much more than places to simply have a drink.“I moved to Connecticut 10 years ago, but I never would have met as many friends as I’ve met. It all started on the bar car, really,” said Nan Buziak Lexow. “It’s a sad day for all of us.”Her husband, Fred Lexow, was a regular bar car rider for more than 20 years and was one of the original dice players. When he died in September 2012, she described him in his obituary as “a former regular rider of the 523 Club from Grand Central.” Fellow bar car riders attended his wake. Bartenders sent flowers.The bar cars, which date back at least 50 years, are being retired because they cannot be coupled to a new fleet of train cars on the New Haven line. Transportation officials are hoping to buy new bar cars or retrofit some, but no decisions have been made yet.Amtrak still serves alcohol in its dining cars. But the American Public Transportation Association says Metro-North is believed to be the last commuter rail line with bar cars.“It was part of the commuter railroad experience,” said Art Guzzetti, the group’s vice-president for policy. “One by one they’ve been going away.”The annual Christmas party until a few years ago featured a five-piece jazz band underwritten by a rider. The bar cars were also a place to make contacts for new jobs and for pranks, like gluing cans to the bar to trick one man who would come through and guzzle half-drunk beers, riders say.Kyle Elliott said he started riding in the bar car 10 years ago but a job change two years ago has kept him away. He returned Thursday after hearing they were making their last runs.“I know all these people,” Elliott said. “I’ve been to parties in the summer at their homes. I know their children. I’ve been to funerals of people that I’ve known in this bar car. We’ve shared all the things that you share with your friends in life through meeting each other in this bar car.”Meghan Miller, of Branford, who’s been riding the bar car since 1997, said she showed up for the birth of a fellow rider’s child before he did because she was on an earlier train and the rider’s wife had called her as his emergency contact. She said bar car riders would buy her drinks and smoking used to be allowed.“This is very much 1963. It is a very ‘Mad Men’ vibe,” she said. “That would be incredibly appropriate. If females are going to be on the bar car, you’re expected to hold your own.”Mark DelMonte, of Wallingford, was known as the “mayor of the 5:48,” sending email alerts to fellow bar car regulars updating them on which of the dwindling number of bar cars were rolling.“I wanted to take one of these cars, because they’re going away, and put it in my backyard,” DelMonte said. “It’s ugly. It’s orange. But it’s nostalgic and we love it.”___Christoffersen reported from New Haven. Associated Press writer Stephen Singer in Hartford contributed. read more

Nearly 4 billion needed to protect 41 million children from conflict and

Amid countless reports of deadly attacks on civilians and places of shelter – both of which are prohibited under international law – Mr. Fontaine insisted that the long-held notion that children should be protected above all others is also being undermined.He said it was “being accepted as a new normal of attacks on schools and hospitals and detention of children,” adding that increasingly, “children are being seen not only as victims, when they’ve been actually recruited by an armed group or used by a particular armed group, but also as a perpetrator and detained once they’ve been released by an armed group.”A total of 59 countries are to benefit from UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children 2019 appeal, as the agency pursues its goal of providing 41 million children with safe water, food, education, health and protection.Syria still number one concernChild protection funding amounting to $385 million includes more than $120 million for youngsters affected by the Syria crisis, whose needs are estimated at $904 million – the largest part of UNICEF’s overall appeal.“Nearly eight years after the conflict broke out, we still have 2.5 million Syrian children living as refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey where demand for basic services such as health and education outstrip the capacity of institutions and infrastructure to actually respond,” Mr. Fontaine explained, noting that aid was needed for Syrian refugees and host communities.Asked if he expected a significant number of Syrian families to return to the country, the UNICEF official replied that such a development was likely premature.“There might be cases of some families, some children who decide they want to go back and we accompany them,” he said. “I think it’s a bit early right now to see how that’s going to happen in practice.”Yemen: Two million children need food supportNeeds in Yemen represent UNICEF’s second largest individual appeal, at just over $542 million, as a fragile and as-yet unimplemented ceasefire deal between Houthi militants and the internationally recognised government over the Red Sea port of Hudaydah continues to cause serious concern among humanitarians. Nearly four years since conflict escalated, more than 22 million people need humanitarian assistance, including two million Yemeni children who will require food assistance this year. “Projections from 2019 are that nearly 400,000 children will suffer from life-threatening severe acute malnutrition in Yemen during the course of the year,” Mr. Fontaine warned. Other emergency situations include the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a vast country facing a significant escalation of violence and armed conflict linked to terrible rights abuses. An ongoing outbreak of deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country has made matters worse.“Violations against children include forced recruitment by armed groups and rampant sexual abuse,” the UNICEF official explained. “The insecurity has also seriously hindered the response to the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri and aggravated disastrous malnutrition conditions across the country.”According to the UNICEF appeal, an estimated 1.4 million children – over three times the number at risk in Yemen – are projected to require lifesaving treatment for severe acute malnutrition in 2019.Venezuela’s adolescents in dire need of protectionTurning to Venezuela, where 40 people have died in recent clashes between demonstrators and security forces, according to UN human rights office, (OHCHR), Mr. Fontaine appealed for children to be protected.“We are very concerned about the risk of violence,” he said. “We are obviously calling on everyone to protect children in this particular moment and adolescents in particular.”The UNICEF official confirmed that an estimated three million people have left the troubled South American country in recent years, and that the agency is “working in the neighbouring countries, in Colombia, Brazil Ecuador and other countries to help the struggling host communities receiving families and children that are crossing the border”.‘Toxic stress’ last longer than physical woundsFaced with such unprecedented needs, UNICEF is appealing for funding that can be allocated where it is needed most urgently, not least to under-reported emergencies including the Lake Chad region, where nearly 21 million people in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Niger and Nigeria have been affected by ongoing conflicts.Despite the challenges, Mr. Fontaine insisted that the agency has been successful in helping vulnerable children, not least those whose mental scars caused by the “toxic stress” of conflict often take longer than physical wounds to heal.“At the same time, I would say we’ve also made great progress,” he insisted. “It is the behaviour of parties to conflict that actually creates this kind of situation. Should they give us more access, should they give us more ways to protect children and should they themselves respect the sanctity of the protection of children, things would actually go a lot better.” Speaking in Geneva, the agency’s Director of Emergency Operations, Manuel Fontaine, warned that conflict is at a 30-year high: “There’s never been as much conflict in the world in the past 30 years as this year, so it is obviously a particular threat,” he said. read more

How the NFLs Top Receivers Stats Would Change If They Played With

The New Orleans Saints’ Jimmy Graham lost an arbitration hearing Wednesday in which he sought classification as a wide receiver rather than a tight end. Graham’s desire to be a wideout might seem counterintuitive to fantasy football players used to a game where being a tight end makes Graham even more valuable. But in the NFL, Graham will lose money as a result of the decision. He’s been designated with the Saints’ franchise player tag, which means that his compensation is determined by the top salaries in the NFL at his position. The five highest-paid NFL wide receivers make an average of about $12 million per season — more than the $7 million the top tight ends do.The arbitrator’s decision might seem unfair to Graham. Over the past three NFL seasons, Graham ranks eighth in the NFL in receiving yards, fourth in receptions and first in receiving touchdowns. He’s put up stats comparable to the best wide receivers — but he won’t be paid like one.But there’s a catch, and it has nothing to do with Graham’s position. Instead it involves his quarterback. Over the past three NFL seasons, Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees has ranked first in the league in passing yards, passing touchdowns and completions. Graham has been a big part of that. But even if we subtracted Graham’s receiving statistics from Brees’s totals, Brees would rank seventh, third and sixth in those categories.So we can say Brees’s numbers would still be very strong with an average tight end (or even with no tight end at all). But what would Graham’s numbers look like with an average QB?We can come to some reasonable estimates by using ESPN’s Total Quarterback Rating. Unlike most other quarterback statistics, Total QBR seeks to isolate the contribution of the quarterback as opposed to his receivers and his offensive line. It does so by using play-by-play tracking to account for things such as misthrown balls, yards after the catch and defensive pressure.Unfortunately, there’s not yet any analog to QBR for wide receivers and tight ends. But we can use QBR to estimate the effect a quarterback has on his receivers’ statistics. The next couple of paragraphs, which detail the method, are going to be a little dry; scroll down if you want to see just the results.To come up with these estimates, I used a subcomponent of QBR called Pass EPA, which focuses on a quarterback’s passing performance (as opposed to Total QBR, which also accounts for his rushing statistics and his propensity to avoid sacks and draw penalties). I ran a series of regressions on team totals from the 2011-13 NFL regular seasons, which estimated a team’s receiving yards, receptions and receiving touchdowns as a function of its Pass EPA. In essence, this reflects what a team’s passing statistics would look like given average receivers and pass protection but its actual quarterbacks. For example, a team with the quarterbacking of the 2013 Dallas Cowboys (mostly Tony Romo) would project to about 360 receptions, 4000 passing yards and 29 touchdowns given average receivers and offensive linemen.We can then divide a team’s projected statistics by league-average figures to estimate what effect its quarterbacks had on its receivers. For example, the average team since 2011 has had 24 passing touchdowns. Since the 2013 Cowboys projected to 29 touchdowns instead based on their QBR — about 20 percent higher than average — this implies that Romo boosted his receivers’ touchdown totals by 20 percent. Thus, we can reduce the touchdown totals for Dez Bryant, Jason Witten and other Cowboys receivers by 20 percent to estimate how they would have done with league-average quarterbacking.Let’s return to Graham. His quarterback isn’t the good-but-not-consistently-great Romo; it’s the spectacular Brees. Here’s what I estimate Graham’s numbers would have looked like with an average quarterback instead of Brees:In the table above, REC, YDS and TD represent a receiver’s unadjusted receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.Graham has been averaging about 90 receptions and 1,200 yards per year under Brees. I estimate that his totals would be more like 75 receptions and 900 yards with an average QB. And he’d go from having about 12 touchdowns per season to seven or eight instead. (Quarterbacks have an especially large impact on their receivers’ touchdown totals, in part because it requires consistent quarterbacking to get a team into the red zone.)These revised totals would still qualify Graham as an exceptional tight end — but they’d only be very good by the standard of a wide receiver. In the next chart, I’ve listed the actual and QB-adjusted receiving statistics for the top 50 players in the NFL as ranked based on a fantasy football scoring system of one point per reception, one point per 10 receiving yards and six points per receiving touchdown. (Fantasy football scoring systems place too much emphasis on touchdowns rather than yardage, but I’ll leave that argument for another day.)Based on his average fantasy points (FP) per season since 2011, Graham ranks third among all receivers and tight ends. But his FPs decline by almost 25 percent using his QB-adjusted statistics, so he falls to 14th place instead.Graham has benefited as much from his quarterbacks as any player in the NFL. Other pass-catchers for the Saints have been helped almost as much. So has Wes Welker, who left the New England Patriots and joined the Broncos just as Patriots quarterback Tom Brady began to show some signs of age. In Denver, Peyton Manning, apparently ageless, had perhaps the best QB season of all-time.The biggest gainer is the Browns’ Josh Gordon, who has posted excellent statistics despite a horrible quarterbacking situation in Cleveland. If Johnny Manziel lives up to the hype, Gordon could be a fantasy football monster next season (if he plays; Gordon failed a drug test and will be suspended for a yet to be determined number of games).For most other players, the effects are not so dramatic. Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall rate as the No. 1 and No. 2 receivers according to both raw and QB-adjusted statistics.But the league’s best tight ends tend to fall with the adjustment for quarterback quality. Rob Gronkowski drops from No. 20 to No. 39, for instance. Witten falls from No. 21 to No. 31 and Antonio Gates from No. 42 to No. 48.This could be a fluke — it’s a small sample of players. But it could also mean that tight ends are especially dependent on having good QBs. Along with slot receivers like Welker (it might be best to think of tight ends like Graham as being analogous to slot receivers), they tend to rely on routes based on precision and timing rather than beating their man downfield. Running those routes — and catching passes in traffic — requires a lot of skill. But the quarterback’s impact may be proportionately higher. That may be part of why NFL teams do not pay the best tight ends as well as the best wideouts. read more

201516 NBA Preview The Suns Have Talent But Lack Shooting

Last year’s Phoenix Suns won 39 games, and despite their dramatic offseason — which included being spurned by primary target LaMarcus Aldridge, as well as a ton of player turnover — we don’t see them doing much better or worse. They settled for 33-year-old true center Tyson Chandler, who is probably more of a sure thing (in the short run) anyway. The Suns traded 26-year-old power forward M. Morris (Marcus) to Detroit, but kept 26-year-old power forward M. Morris (Markieff). Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas are also gone, leaving the Suns with only two point guards on the roster instead of four. While our projections aren’t high on No. 13 draft pick Devin Booker, don’t be surprised if the rookie gets a good amount of playing time as a shooting guard taller than 6-foot-3.FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO projects Phoenix to go 40-42:1In the following chart, we assume that in addition to the listed players, some portion of Phoenix’s minutes will be filled by generic players of “replacement level” quality — that is, the type of players who would be freely available off the waiver wire during the season. The big question everyone has about Markieff Morris seems to be how he will respond to the Suns’ decision to get rid of his twin brother, Marcus, and how he will respond to the fact that his team unsuccessfully tried to upgrade him to LaMarcus Aldridge. Note: CARMELO does NOT account for offseason drama (maybe in version 2.0). Brandon Knight is a longtime point guard who has been (and will likely continue to be) pushed into a shooting guard role. Last year, in a limited number of games with the Suns, this didn’t go very well. His .472 true shooting percentage in his 11 games with Phoenix is by far the lowest he has posted for a team in his career. With experience at shooting guard under his belt and the Suns’ dearth of options at that spot, P.J. Tucker may be due for another role shift. Since arriving in Phoenix, he has actually seen his shooting guard minutes decline — from 78 percent to 41 percent to 21 percent over the past three years. He’s also one of the team’s more efficient shooters (Tucker’s TS% of 54.1 percent was second only to Bledsoe) and is the best 3-point shooter among players with substantial minutes remaining on the team. Though that’s less because his .345 3-point rate is great than because the Suns dumped all four players ahead of him (Thomas, Morris, Dragic and Gerald Green). Eric Bledsoe is the Suns’ most prolific offensive (read: “star”) player and will continue to be their playmaker. It’s less clear who will be consummating those plays, as four of the Suns’ top scorers from last year have departed. And in worse news, Bledsoe is a small, offense-oriented point guard with a questionable 3-point shot (.326 from downtown last year and .325 for his career). That particular species of player is not known to flourish in the modern NBA. According to ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus, Tyson Chandler arrives in Phoenix as already their best player. The 7-1 defender/rebounder had the fifth-highest defensive plus-minus (DRPM) among centers, and despite not being a top scorer he posted the eighth-highest offensive plus-minus (ORPM). The main issue with Chandler is that, at age 33, CARMELO expects him to decline fairly rapidly, projecting him as providing 5.9 wins above replacement this year — down from 8.1 last year – and then to 4.3 next year. Read more:All our NBA player projectionsAll our 2015-16 NBA Previews We’re inaugurating our NBA player projection system, CARMELO, with 2015-16 season previews for every team in the league. Check out the teams we’ve already previewed here. Learn more about CARMELO here. Finally, we must mention Devin Booker, not so much because he’s projected to do much, but because circumstances might press him into action. The main accomplishment for Booker — one of approximately 475 players drafted out of Kentucky last year — probably was getting more than 20 minutes a game on that squad. The good news is that he took about half his shots from 3-point range and hit a respectable 41.1 percent (note that college 3-pointers are easier). Sadly for Suns fans, he had only 17 steals in 38 games, so he’s obviously doomed. Last year, the Suns were about league average on both offense and defense. This year, CARMELO expects them to have an improved defense (thanks to Chandler) and a worse offense. With so few offensive options, it seems that something has to give (like, will Chandler be given more offensive responsibility than he’s used to?). We’ll see.Here’s what CARMELO has to say about the Suns’ key squad members: read more

IronClad Mining highlights new transhipment innovation for bulk minerals

first_imgBelieved to be a world-first, a South Australian-developed innovation to load containerised iron ore from a land base to an off-shore vessel has been successfully trialled in seas off the Adelaide coast at Largs Bay. Developed in South Australia by IronClad Mining – an Australian company on the verge of mining iron ore from SA’s Eyre Peninsula – the “multi-user” system has the flexibility to be used for transhipment of bulk commodities other than iron ore. The company believes the innovation has the potential to revolutionise the way some bulk commodities are loaded onto vessels for export – anywhere in the world.“This world-first style of off-shore transhipment operation has been designed, developed and fine-tuned exclusively in South Australia,” IronClad Mining Chief Executive Officer, Robert Mencel, said. “We are not aware of anywhere else in the world where this same system is in operation, and believe it has the potential to revolutionise the loading of some bulk commodities onto offshore anchored vessels. The system we have developed is a flexible, low capital, cost-effective, export solution for a range of commodities – not just our iron ore – that has the potential to be used in an off-shore environment anywhere in the world. You don’t have to build deep sea ports worth hundreds of millions of dollars to export your commodities to market.”IronClad plans to utilise the system, initially, to transport Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) from its Wilcherry Hill iron ore project near Kimba, on the State’s Eyre Peninsula, to a vessel positioned seven nautical miles off Lucky Bay. The DSO will be transported initially by road from the mine site to a stockpile storage facility approximately 1.5 km from the port of Lucky Bay, which is located about 120 km south of Whyalla. From there it will be loaded into air-tight containers and tractor transported to the portside hardstand before being loaded by crane onto dumb barges. Tugs will then take the barges about seven nautical miles out to sea where a barge mounted crane –will be moored.The floating crane will then load the ore from the containers into Panamax or Cape-sized vessels anchored alongside it. The containers are lifted from the barge utilising custom made “Rotainers” fitted to the crane and lowered into the ship’s hold. Here the rotainers tip the containers upside down, emptying their contents. A dust suppression system on the vessel will assist in minimising dust emissions. The loading vessel will be anchored in such a position that its hull creates a “lee” – or calmer water – against the wind and swell, ensuring the floating crane and barges can safely operate in most weather conditions. To become fully operational, the system requires the purchase or lease of two dumb barges, a barge mounted crane, two tugs and approximately 300 containers, in which the ore will be transported out to sea. Discussions are in progress with specialised lending institutions to fund the acquisition of the port fleet.last_img read more

76yearold woman released after being arrested in connection with 1989 murder

first_imgPOLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have released a 76-year-old woman after arresting her in connection with a murder 25 years ago.Detectives from the PSNI Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Caroline Graham in Portadown in 1989 arrested the woman in the area this morning. She has since been released unconditionally.Caroline was 19 years old and was living with her boyfriend in Hanover Street in the town at the time of her disappearance in April 1989. It’s understood she had been living in the Portadown area for around two years before her disappearance.Nobody was ever charged in connection with her disappearance but the case was reopened last year after new information emerged.Detectives investigating the case have previously asked members of the public with information to contact them on a special mobile number + 44 (0) 7585 228 283.Read: Police seek person who sent them a map in Caroline Graham murder probelast_img read more

AC by Marriott could break ground in late 2018

first_imgThe AC by Marriott hotel could break ground in the fourth quarter of next year, adding yet another project along the Columbia River waterfront.“We’re working really hard to perfect the hotel,” said developer Rick Takach, whose company, Vesta Hospitality, also owns Homewood Suites on Columbia Shores Boulevard.A preapplication document was filed with the city of Vancouver this week. The four-sentence project description said the hotel could have nine floors, with 160 rooms and parking spaces.Takach said the final design and timeline depend on a number of factors, including the cost of labor.“We’ll probably make some modifications after the preapplication meeting also but it’s really being driven by efficiencies in construction,” he said.Construction costs are rising, which will influence the final size and design.T1 Hotel, Takach’s company that will own the hotel, still has to sign a chief architect and a prime contractor. In August, T1 Hotel signed a 50-year lease, with two 15-year options, with the Port of Vancouver, which owns the property. “I’m going to have a hotel here for 80 years, so I want something that’s going to weather the test of time,” said Takach.last_img read more

KAABOO Del Mar announces its 2019 lineup

first_img March 21, 2019 Updated: 8:03 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It’s already that time of year again and KAABOO Del Mar rolled out its 2019 lineup Thursday morning.KAABOO Partner and Chief Brand Officer, Jason Felts, stopped by Good Morning San Diego to talk about this year’s performers.The three day event is September 13-15th. For more information click here. Here you have it! Our 2019 #KAABOOdelmar Music + Comedy Lineup. ???????? See you in September.Get your passes before they sell out at this price tier. ???? https://t.co/N0XGSAlsR2 pic.twitter.com/To9bdbhwt4— KAABOO Del Mar (@KAABOODELMAR) March 21, 2019 Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: March 21, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom KAABOO Del Mar announces its 2019 lineuplast_img read more

Boeing details fixes to get 737 Max flying again

first_img Comment Now playing: Watch this: Tags 32 Photos Boeing said the fixes will “reduce the crew’s workload in non-normal flight situations and prevent erroneous data from causing MCAS activation.” Among them:MCAS will now compare inputs from two sensors, instead of just one. (The system is activated by angle-of-attack sensors near the airplane’s nose.)If the sensors disagree by 5.5 degrees or more, MCAS will not automatically activate. According to a preliminary report from the first crash in October, a faulty AOA sensor was sending incorrect information to MCAS.An indicator on the flight deck display will alert the pilots when the sensors disagree. Until now, Boeing sold a warning light alerting pilots to a fault as part of an optional package of equipment. The aircraft involved in the first crash did not have that light installed.MCAS will kick in only one time if it determines an aircraft’s nose is too high. Also, MCAS will never move the horizontal stabilizer (the flight surface on the tailplane that moves an aircraft up and down) with more force than the pilot can exert on the control column. Both crash investigations show the planes oscillated several times before crashing, indicating that the system activated several times even after pilots recovered from the dives.Flight crews will need 21 or more days of instructor-led and simulator training on the 737 Max, including interacting with MCAS, before they can fly the aircraft. Boeing and the FAA are facing charges that current 737 Max pilot training did not mention the system in order to minimize the cost and time of certifying pilots. That training is now the focus of multiple investigations including one by Congress, which opened a hearing Wednesday.Boeing didn’t give a timeline for the changes or say when the 737 Max, which remains grounded around the world, might carry passengers again. Before that can happen, the FAA and aviation safety agencies in other countries will need to certify the fixes as safe. Airlines will then need to install them and retrain crews. A 747 story: The history of the jumbo jet 1 Share your voicecenter_img Aviation Boeing “The 737 family is a safe airplane family. And the 737 Max builds on that tremendous history of safety that we’ve seen for the last 50 years,” he said. “We’re working with customers and regulators around the world to restore faith in our industry and also to reaffirm our commitment to safety.”Though the official causes of both accidents have not been determined, investigators have found clear similarities. Under scrutiny is a flight control system called MCAS (for Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) that pushes the 737 Max’s nose down when it determines that it’s too high. Preliminary data from both crashes show that flight crews struggled to take control as the airplanes continually dove just after takeoff.  Eager to assure airlines and passengers that its best-selling airplane is safe, Boeing on Wednesday announced how it will update a flight control system that’s at the center of investigations into crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed 346 people.Speaking at the company’s 737 factory in Renton, Washington, Boeing executive Mike Sinnett opened the briefing by expressing sympathy for the victims of both crashes and for their families.  2:33 Tech Industry How United Airlines prepares a Boeing 777 between flightslast_img read more

DC School Suspensions Drastically Down But Concerns Remain

first_imgOn Jan. 6, the District’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) released a report, “State of Discipline: 2015-2016 School Year” that documented the falling number of suspensions in D.C. schools. The report also outlined procedures designed to make sure the practice is executed in the best interest of the city’s school children and families.D.C. Council member David Grosso is the chairman of the Committee on Education. (Courtesy Photo)D.C. Council member David Grosso (I-At-Large) convened a roundtable with the title of the report as the hearing topic and said while the numbers of suspensions are decreasing, more work needs to be done. “We are seeking ways to reduce out-of-school suspensions,” Grosso said. “Studies have shown that out-of-school suspensions negatively impact the community.”Roundtables are information gathering sessions for D.C. Council members with no legislative business.The report said the number of suspensions went from 11,000 in total in school year 2013-2014 to 6,695 in 2015-2016. It also noted that the number of students suspended decreased from 5,758 in school year 2013-2014 to 4,097 in 2015-2016.Of those suspended, the report said, Black males were 5.8 times more likely to endure that type of punishment than other males. Overall, the report showed that all students expelled during the 2015-2016 school year were either Black or Latino and while Blacks make up less than 70 percent of the school population, they were 97 percent of those expelled.Arthur Fields, the interim special advisor for Student Services for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), said suspensions are headed down. “I oversee the District’s work surrounding behavior, attendance, and health and wellness. And we are particularly proud of the work DCPS has accomplished over several years to strengthen school climate, increase school attendance, and ensure that students have the services and supports they need to thrive in our schools,” Fields said. “All of this has contributed to a noticeable decrease in DCPS’ suspensions and it has directly impacted our overall attendance, and is most likely affecting student, teacher, and parent satisfaction.”One parent that hasn’t been satisfied with the school systems disciplinary process is Eleasah Banks. Banks, a resident of Southeast Washington, told Grosso that her daughter was “suspended for three days for bringing a weapon to school.”Grosso was surprised when he found that the “weapon” was a sharply pointed yet dull, key chain.“Many parents have to work to take care of their families and they can’t come to the school to resolve discipline issues,” Patricia Wedderburn, a staff attorney with Advocates for Justice & Education, said. “That’s where we come in and we try to resolve these issues at the school level before a suspension takes place.”“I know this subject well because I served as the Ward 8 member of the D.C. State Board of Education,” D.C. Council member Trayon White (D-Ward 8) said. “When boys miss school they tend to drop out. Suspension is part of the school to prison pipeline.”Retired D.C. Superior Court Judge Arthur L. Burnett Sr., chairman and president of the Youth Court of the District of Columbia, told Grosso that many students who are repeatedly suspended come from homes where domestic violence, drugs, and prostitution take place and teachers and administrators need to be more sensitive to that. “When a sleeping student pushes a teacher away, that is not a cause for a suspension but understanding,” he said.Fields said that to address misbehaving students, the school system has instituted programs such as the School Climate Initiative, designed to make schools a wholly positive environment for students; Restoring Justice, that works with social service agencies to create a positive school culture and developing relationships with students; and ninth grade academies that focus on preparing students for higher academic demands.last_img read more

Resident Evil composer exposed as fraud now claims is no longer deaf

first_imgFamous Japanese composer Mamoru Samuragochi, who was often referred to as “the Japanese Beethoven” due to being deaf, has been exposed as a fraud. He has admitted that he has been paying someone else to write his music for over twenty years.He is perhaps most famous for Hiroshima Symphony No. 1, which is a tribute to those killed in the 1945 atomic bombing. Samuragochi has suffered from a degenerative hearing disorder and went deaf at age 35. That symphony isn’t solely what helped his rise to stardom, as he worked as a composer on both the Resident Evil and Onimusha franchises. He claims that he was losing his hearing in 1999 while composing the music for 1997’s Resident Evil: The Director’s Cut, and had completely lost his hearing by 2001, when he composed the music for Onimusha: Warlords.According to the Japanese press, Samuragochi first hired someone else to compose his work — which he passed off as having created on his own — starting in 1996, when his hearing condition became worse.It’s not entirely clear why Samuragochi has come clean now at the age of 50, but it likely has to do with a documentary aired last year about his music and how the Hiroshima Symphony became something of an anthem. Perhaps guilt was the confession’s catalyst. As for the real composer of the purchased pieces of music, he or she has yet to come forward, and Samuragochi has not divulged the culprit.It’s nice that Samuragochi has finally confessed, but unfortunate that he let the ruse go on for over two decades. If you became a Resident Evil or Onimusha fan — games with legitimately decent audio — you should probably pull the Samuragochi posters down from your wall and replace them with the Rage Against the Machine posters that always seem to find their way on walls adorned with posters.Update, 2/13/2014: It is now being reported that Samuragochi claims he is no longer deaf, and that an unnamed game company he worked with — most likely Capcom considering his Resident Evil credits — knew the whole time. He’s not claiming a full restoration of his hearing, but instead that over the past three years, his hearing has been gradually coming back. Supposedly, if people speak slowly and clearly into his ears, he can make out words. It has also been revealed that the person who acted as ghost writer for Samuragochi’s is music professor Takashi Niigaki.last_img read more

Social media can help students connect better

first_imgNot just connecting you with friends, interaction with fellow students on social networking website can help you focus and study better, say researchers.Developers of open online courses may want to take a page from Facebook to keep more students engaged and enrolled.“Current open course platforms do not include collaborative features for students to work together, or good conversation channels between students and between students and teachers. Social media may provide another communication channel for the students,” said Saijing Zheng, former doctoral student at Pennsylvania State University. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The researchers found that open course students were more engaged on Facebook groups and preferred interacting more on the social media site than through the course tools. “We found that social media tools may be one way to keep students engaged in an open course,” said Zheng, currently research scientist at Microsoft. One of the advantages of Facebook groups is that users tend to sign up with their real names while students can create fake personas on course message boards and forums. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“Real names give other students the idea that they are talking to a real person and that, perhaps, helps build a sense of community and they trust that type of environment more,” Zheng noted.Students appreciate that Facebook offers several ways to contact the professor, she said.  They can reply to a post, like a post, and even send a private message.Students on Facebook groups can meet and chat weeks before the course starts and, in some cases, long after it ends. Facebook replies and posts also tend to be better organised than message board conversations, which can easily become buried among other posts, according to the researchers.For the study, the researchers collected data from three different courses on Coursera, a platform that hosts MOOCS, and from Facebook groups.The findings were shared at the annual ACM conference on Learning at Scale at University of Edinburgh in Britain this week.last_img read more

Why Politics and Money Will Define the Next Generation of Scanners

first_img News | PET-CT | March 06, 2019 Siemens Healthineers Announces First U.S. Install of Biograph Vision PET/CT Siemens Healthineers’ new Biograph Vision positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system has been… read more Videos | Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Utilization of PET For Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Raza Alvi, M.D., a read more Blog | Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant | Molecular Imaging| April 20, 2016 Why Politics (and Money) Will Define the Next Generation of Scanners 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 It’s been a long time since radiology focused just on the detection of disease. And it will never see those days again.Since the serendipitous discovery of X-rays’ ability to reveal what is otherwise hidden, radiological devices have evolved with improved sensitivity and specificity, and the need to meet increasingly “practical considerations,” euphemisms that allude to money.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rises above such considerations, looking just at efficacy when reviewing medical devices for marketing in the U.S. Similarly the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) base coverage decisions on the proven clinical value of medical devices. But cost is creeping into, some might say even storming the gates of, medical practice.Legislators are looking for ways to rein in costs associated with Medicare and Obamacare. Consequently the realization is taking hold that medicine must become more efficient and effective. Soon.In this new reality, ease-of-use plays a central role, streamlining workflow in ways that cut costs and shrink the time from door to treatment. If future research demonstrates improved patient outcome, increased efficiency will have achieved a healthcare hat trick.Baby StepsWhile it is easy to see individual steps in this journey, it is more difficult to see where they are leading. In radiology, clearly the direction is toward a new generation of scanners that continue the journey beyond the traditional focus of finding disease to one that addresses the continuum of patient care.Of course, diagnosis will continue to be a big part of radiology’s mission. But therapy assessment and planning will take on added weight. We are already headed in this direction, as seen in steps taken over the last 15 years with the hybridization of positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and CT, and most recently PET and magnetic resonance (MR). In each, efficiency in patient management, particularly patient prognosis and therapy assessment, has been the overriding consideration. And molecular imaging is not alone. This directional change is evident in all branches of imaging — the flat panel digitalization of radiography, fluoroscopy, mammography, angiography and cardiac cath; the extension of CT into functional analysis via spectral imaging; the automation of ultrasound and MR — notable in ultrasound for efforts designed to deliver results that are less operator dependent and, therefore, more reproducible; in MR for the standardization of protocols depending on patient habitus and the suspected or proven disease being investigated.Driving this change are forces that have come not from engineering labs but rather the fiscal recesses of this country’s political system, and their roots extend much deeper than Uncle Sam’s pocket book. Simply put, the U.S. is running out of fiscal options to stimulate its economy. An aging workforce threatens its ability to grow the economy enough to offset its ballooning debt. At the same time the cost of healthcare, particularly in Medicare, threatens to apply added heft to this debt load.Conflicting Forces AlignOn the one hand, the longevity of America’s workforce must be extended. On the other, healthcare costs must be controlled. The confluence of these two seemingly contrary demands — one based on generating revenue, the other on absorbing it — is creating the political will to take action. As has happened before, the political will to implement change has defined imaging technology. But what’s coming will dwarf what has been.In the past, the political power behind women’s health led to widespread screening with mammography and the adoption of digital technologies spurred by specially crafted reimbursement rates. Might a surge of interest in men’s health, spurred by the need to extend the utility of the aging American workforce, have a similar — but much further ranging — effect on the adoption and development of technologies that address prostate cancer?Any such effect will barely hint at what is already happening on a much more expansive scale, the embrace of value medicine. Foreshadowed by isolated efforts at patient comfort and outcome, financial considerations have proven to be the determining factors for what is shaping up to be an overhaul of medical practice in this country and the technologies that serve it.What we are seeing now and will see more of in the near future is testament to the extraordinary power of political forces. As the 21st century unfolds, it is very likely that political will, and the financial need to exercise it, will decide what the next generation of imaging scanners will do and when they will do it.Editor’s note: This is the third blog in a series of four by industry consultant Greg Freiherr on Where Molecular Imaging Fits in Managing the Cancer Patient. To read the first blog, “How to Achieve the Quantitative Promise of PET/CT,” click here. To read the second blog, “Why the Use of PET/CT in Radiation Therapy Requires Thinking Outside the Box,” click here. Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PET-CT | February 06, 2019 SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT: Examining the Value of Digital PET/CT Technological advancements in positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) offer both clinicians and pat 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 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.center_img News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | June 05, 2019 BGN Technologies Introduces Novel Medical Imaging Radioisotope Production Method BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University (BGU), introduced a novel method for… read more Related Content Photo courtesy of Pixabay Raza Alvi explains use of PET to image cardiac sarcoidosisVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:09Loaded: 1.80%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:09 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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BANGKOK THAILAND — The Peninsula Bangkok plans to

first_imgBANGKOK, THAILAND — The Peninsula Bangkok plans to welcome the year of the Tiger with New Year specialities and two auspicious set menus, “Fortune” and “Wealth” to bring luck in the coming year.According to a press release received by Elite Traveler, the menus are available from February 1-16, 2010. The à la carte specialities and menus are available for both lunch and dinner with traditional candied fruits and Lai See or “lucky money” as gifts.Chef Jacky Ho, Executive Chinese Chef of The Peninsula Bangkok’s Mei Jiang restaurant and his team have drawn on their knowledge and skills in bringing authentic Cantonese cuisine to a new level and creating a range of special menus for Chinese New Year.Fortune MenuMei Jiang Fat Choy Salmon Sashimi “Yee Shang” *Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Shredded Chicken *Stir-fried Diced Sun-dried Oyster with Mixed Crunchy Vegetables in Golden Cup *Sautéed Prawns with Capsicums and Cashew Nuts in Mild Chilli Sauce *Steamed Tien Tsin Cabbage Roll Filled with Precious Fungus in Kam Wah Ham Sauce *Fried Glutinous Rice with Conpoy and Air-Dried Meats *Sweetened Red Bean Cream with Sesame Dumpling *Chinese New Year Petits Fours * Baht 2,180Wealth MenuMei Jiang Fat Choy Salmon Sashimi “Yee Shang” *Double Boiled Supreme Shark’s Fin Soup with Capon Chicken and Morel *Braised Sliced Abalone with Sun-dried Oyster and Sea Moss *Steamed Tien Tsin Cabbage Roll Filling with Precious Fungus in Kam Wah Ham Sauce *Deep-fried Fillet of Garoupa Topped with Sweet and Sour Hawthorn Sauce *Braised Twin Vermicelli with Vegetables and Seafood *Sweetened Red Bean Cream with Sesame Dumpling *Chinese New Year Petits Fours *Baht 2,580Prices are subject to 10% service charge and applicable government tax.For more information and reservations, please contact the Food and Beverage Department at Tel: (66-2) 861 2888 extension 6402 or E-mail us at diningpbk@peninsula.com.About Peninsula Hotels:Incorporated in 1866 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (00045), HSH is a holding company whose subsidiaries and jointly controlled entity are engaged in the ownership and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key destinations in Asia, the USA and Europe. The hotel portfolio of the Group comprises The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Beijing, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula Bangkok, The Peninsula Manila and The Peninsula Paris (opening in 2012). The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and The Peak Tramways, St. John’s Building, The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand.The Peninsula Bangkok Peninsula Suite is a multiple year winner in Elite Traveler’s Annual Top 101 Suites.last_img read more

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