French human rights advocate receives UNESCO prize for lifetimes work

Stéphane Hessel of France has been awarded the UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights after he was selected by an international jury that considered 36 separate nominations.The jury cited “the life-long commitment and extraordinary contribution of Stéphane Hessel to the promotion of a culture of human rights, justice and dignity,” according to a press release issued today in Paris by UNESCO.Born in 1917, Mr. Hessel served with the French Resistance during World War II before he was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to concentration camps. He escaped while he was being transferred to another camp.After the war ended, Mr. Hessel helped draft the UDHR in 1948 and also held a number of important French diplomatic posts, including at UN Headquarters in New York.Later he created the Association for Training of African and Malagasy Workers (AFTAM) in France, served on the French Higher Council for Integration and held posts with the French National Consultative Commission on Human Rights and the French Higher Council for International Cooperation.His work continued beyond the regular retirement age. In 1996, at almost 80 years of age, he acted as a mediator during the occupation of a Parisian church by illegal immigrants.Mr. Hessel will receive $25,000 and a certificate when the award is presented to him at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters on 10 December, the anniversary of the adoption of the UDHR.The UNESCO/Bilbao Prize is given out every two years and is funded by a donation from the city of Bilbao (part of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, Spain). It succeeds the UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education that was set up 30 years ago.This year the jury gave an honourable mention to the international movement known as ATD Fourth World. Founded in 1957 by Father Joseph Wresinki, it has branches in 30 countries around the globe and works to support the most disadvantaged and socially excluded members of society. Its work includes assisting the poorest of the poor with administrative paperwork and developing pilot projects to give everyone access to basic rights. 19 November 2008One of the drafters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) 60 years ago will receive a prestigious prize in recognition of his life-long advocacy for a culture of rights around the world, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today. read more

Police briefs Driver facing charges following crash

A stolen vehicle was involved in a single vehicle crash on James Street in Waterford on April 25 at around 12:05 a.m.A woman in the vehicle was taken to hospital by ambulance to be treated for minor injuries.During investigations, police went to the vehicle owner’s address where they discovered the vehicle involved in the collision was stolen.As a result, a 28-year-old Haldimand County woman was charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000.She is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.Unlocked garage enteredTrespassers entered an unlocked garage at a McDowell Road East, Charlotteville property on April 23. Once inside, the culprits removed a stereo receiver, two filleting knives and a hunting knife along with a bucket of change.Police received the report of the break and enter just before 6:30 a.m.Portable generator stolenA portable generator has been stolen from a Norfolk County Road 23, Houghton address.Police say the theft occurred between April 1 and April 23. It was reported stolen on April 23.The generator is valued at about $400.Police are asking all residents in the area to report suspicious behaviour or individuals immediately by calling 1-888-310-1122Tires slashed on parked vehicleIn the early morning hours of April 23, vandals slashed the tires of a vehicle parked in a driveway on Neal Lane in Charlotteville.The mischief was reported around 10:20 a.m.Items taken from unlocked vehicleA vehicle parked at an address on Big Creek Drive, Delhi, was entered by thieves in the early morning hours of April 25.The culprits removed a pair of sunglasses from inside the vehicle. Two other vehicles in the driveway that were locked were not entered.The theft was reported just before 8:30 a.m.Drivers need to stop for school busesA driver failed to stop for a school bus on April 23 on Simcoe Street outside Tillsonburg at around 3:50 p.m.Drivers approaching a stopped school bus from the front with its overhead red signal-lights flashing must stop in front of the school bus and not pass until the signals are turned off and the bus moves. read more

Ontarios second capandtrade auction sells out of current allowances

by Allison Jones, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 13, 2017 1:27 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Ontario’s second cap-and-trade auction sold out of its current allowances this month, bringing the program’s total revenue so far to nearly $1 billion.The June auction in the system aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions follows the inaugural one in March, which also sold out.Environment Minister Glen Murray said the results show Ontario’s carbon market is working and that businesses are engaged in it.“The real measure of the market’s success is the reduced pollution guaranteed by the end of our four-year compliance period through our cap on emissions,” he said in a statement.The system puts caps on the amount of pollution companies in certain industries can emit, and if they exceed those limits they must buy allowances at auction or from other companies that come in under their limits.The first auction in March brought in $472 million and the June results, released Tuesday, show the second auction brought in about $504 million.That puts the province on track for the $1.8 billion the Liberal government expects to come from the quarterly auctions this year. Projections were recently revised downward for subsequent years, with the government expecting about $1.4 billion annually, assuming the auctions sell an average of 80 per cent of allowances.Revenues are being put toward green projects, such as a $200-million fund that Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Tuesday would be established for schools to improve energy efficiency, such as installing new windows, lights and furnaces.Demand appears to have increased from the first auction to the second, with about 22 per cent more bids than available allowances, up from the first auction that was 16 per cent oversubscribed.At the second auction, the settlement price was $18.72 per allowance, compared to $18.08 in the first auction.Sales of future vintage credits also increased. In addition to current allowances, bidders could also purchase credits for the year 2020, sales of which an analyst said show confidence in the longevity of the market.“Either businesses are expecting they’ll need those allowances to cover their emissions, or that they’ll be cheaper now than they will be in the future, or that they will actually be able to save them and bank them past 2020,” said Erica Morehouse, a senior attorney for Environmental Defense Fund.In the first auction about one quarter of the future allowances were sold, compared to more than half in the June auction.Ontario intends to link its market in 2018 with a joint California and Quebec one. The latest auction in that market also sold out, a stark improvement from the previous one in which only 18 per cent of its offerings sold.“Since those results are tracking pretty closely (with Ontario’s) it seems like there’s an expectation from the market that California, Quebec and Ontario will keep moving towards a linkage in the future,” Morehouse said.Since Jan. 1, cap and trade has added 4.3 cents per litre to the price of gasoline and about $80 a year to natural gas home heating costs, in addition to indirect costs that will be passed onto consumers.The next auction is set for Sept. 6. Ontario’s second cap-and-trade auction sells out of current allowances read more

Darron Lee called his shot led Ohio State defensive effort against Northern

Redshirt sophomore linebacker Darron Lee returns an interception for a touchdown during a game against Northern Illinois on Sept. 19. OSU won 20-13.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorTop-ranked Ohio State was only leading underdog Northern Illinois by three points when late in the third quarter redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett’s pass was intercepted by the Huskies. Momentum was looking to be tilting in favor of NIU as its offense trotted out on the field, fresh off a turnover, down just 13-10. Redshirt junior quarterback Drew Hare took the snap and turned to his left to throw a quick screen to a receiver like he had successfully done a few times earlier in the game. Except this time, the ball never touched NIU’s Tommylee Lewis’ hands. Redshirt sophomore linebacker Darron Lee bolted in front of Lewis and intercepted the ball. Without breaking stride, Lee raced toward the end zone for a 41-yard touchdown to extend OSU’s lead to 10 points. That play seemingly jolted the momentum back in favor of the Buckeyes. Lee said that after Barrett’s interception and the outcome of the game still in limbo, he knew the defense needed to step up.“(I) knew we needed something,” Lee said following OSU’s 20-13 victory. “(I) just tried to make something happen.”Defensive coordinator Luke Fickell said Lee had told him earlier in the game that the next time the Huskies tried to run that play, he was going to do something about it. “He called it out on the sidelines, kinda maybe called his shot a little,” Fickell said. “He said, ‘I’m picking one of those things if they run that again.’” The coordinator said he told Lee to just focus on doing his job, rather than trying to be a hero, but Lee recognized it at a time when the team needed a play to go their way.“The rest is history,” Fickell said. OSU’s offense turned in another up-and-down performance that included five turnovers  — three interceptions, a fumble and a turnover on downs — and the benching of redshirt junior Cardale Jones for Barrett, but plays like Lee’s and the overall performance of the defense made it possible for the Buckeyes to evade NIU’s upset bid. Heading into the game, the Husky offense was averaging a notch under 600 yards per game. On Saturday at Ohio Stadium, it only managed to scrape together 190 yards of total offense. “That’s exceptional play by our defense,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said. NIU’s redshirt junior quarterback Drew Hare came to Columbus completing 78 percent of his passes for an average of 359 passing yards per game, but the O’Fallon, Missouri, native found no such success against OSU’s secondary.Hare completed just 14 of 31 passes for 80 yards and no touchdowns. It was the second game in a row that the opposing quarterback threw for less than the century mark.“That’s unheard of,” Meyer said. “Our secondary across the boards is as fine as any secondary I’ve had.”Junior safety Vonn Bell, who tied for the team lead with 10 tackles, echoed Meyer’s praise of the defensive backfield. “I think we’re playing phenomenal,” he said. “We’re playing at a high level, so hats off to those guys.” Hare came into the game with four passes to redshirt junior wide receiver Kenny Golladay that resulted in gains of 40 yards or more. Those long pass plays were nonexistent against the Scarlet and Gray. “We’re not giving up anything deep and we’re being disciplined, which allows us to make plays down the field,” Bell said. Fickell said a lot of planning was involved to limit those large gains.“There was a whole lot of scheming. (Redshirt sophomore Gareon Conley) was up on (Golladay), pressed up pretty much most of the game,” Fickell said. He said the group of NIU wideouts was “as good as any we’ve seen,” but that the coaches challenged the secondary to step up and make plays.“They took the challenge,” Fickell said. With the offense not performing at its familiar rate, it was on the secondary and the defense as a whole to make plays and help out the other side of the ball. “We’re gonna have to pick one another up when someone’s down and vice versa,” Fickell said.But even with the stout effort by the Scarlet and Gray defense, the players know the whole team needs to improve and get better for their scheduled game against Western Michigan on Sept. 26 in Columbus.“As a team, we want to be going on all cylinders,” Lee said. “So we just have to get things corrected and be better next week.” read more

Mother denies teenage campaigner faked cancer after police start inquiry

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The mother of a teenager at the centre of a police investigation into claims he faked having cancer has rejected the “disgusting” accusations and said he has been the subject of death threats.Carole Stewart said her 19-year-old son Eli was diagnosed with bone cancer four years ago and Police Scotland have told her they will not press charges.She hit out at the Clutha Trust, which contacted police asking them to investigate suspicions he does not really have the disease. He was gifted a £1,000 guitar by the charity and has been photographed with his head shaved and connected to a nasal cannula.The Glasgow teenager has taken part in a variety of fundraising events to help youngsters over the past year and went on an all-expenses paid trip to Belfast to see an exhibition run by another group that helps vulnerable people.But Alan Crossan, who founded the Clutha Trust, became suspicious at the end of last year that he was exaggerating his ill health and challenged Mr Stewart.The teenager then made public emails he claimed were from Dr Fiona Cowie at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre but it is alleged her office confirmed she did not send them.Mr Crossan, who set up the charity after 10 people died at his Clutha pub when a police helicopter crashed through the roof, said Mr Stewart told him he was terminally ill and had six months to live.He told the Sunday Mail: “It started off with cancer, then it was epilepsy, then a heart transplant. That was what really raised the alarm with me.” He added that Mr Stewart’s claims were taking attention away from other children who do have cancer.    But Ms Stewart, 56, told the Telegraph the allegations were “absolutely shocking” and the police have told her the complaint has been “sorted out” without any charges being brought. She added that the “disgusting” claims had prompted death threats.Asked about her son’s cancer prognosis, she said “he will be okay” but that he was a “vulnerable young man” who also had Asperger syndrome.A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We can confirm we have received a complaint. Police inquiries are ongoing into this matter.”last_img read more

Women should test wine at dinner as they have better palates study

For any man who has ever lifted a glass of wine to taste, hoping to feign an appreciation of vintage and terroir, it is a sobering discovery: women make better wine tasters than men.A study has found that while men have a stronger emotional reaction to all wines than women, the female palate is more discerning.Researchers asked 208 volunteers to take part in blind taste tests of six wines: two whites, one rose and three reds.Dr Caroline Chaya of the Technical University of Madrid,  who led the study, concluded: “In general, men reported higher scores on significant emotions than women for all the wines.“But women, although they gave generally lower ratings than men, reported greater differences between the wines.”The study, published in the scientific journal Food Quality and Preference,  also examined the effects of age on the emotional response to wine tasting, with older drinkers more likely to enjoy any glass of wine whatever its attributes.The researchers concluded: “All of the wines evoked significantly higher scores in older adults than in middle-aged and young adults for most emotional terms.“However, young adults showed higher discrimination between wines than the other age groups, in terms of emotional responses.” Light, floral and fruity wines were found to elicit positive emotions among the study’s participants, while liquorice, clove and vanilla notes engendered a neutral or negative emotional response. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The study may give oenophiles cause to reconsider traditional gender roles, which see men more often offered wine to taste in restaurants.Last year only one of thirteen inductees to the Court of Master Sommeliers was a woman. read more

Two mining leak detection equipment matching services announced by Uson

first_imgMining and minerals processors seeking increased production efficiencies and lower costs now possible with use of state-of-the-art leak detectors for mining and minerals applications, can now select between two newleak detection equipment matching services from Uson, the pioneer of dry air leak testing methods with arguably the most experienced leak test applications laboratory capable of designing best-match leak detection equipment.  These two no-cost services are:  1) Uson’s Leak Detector Express Proposal service assuring a 48-hour return on RFPs (Requests for Proposals) and suitable for most in the industry; and 2) Uson’s Leak Detection Equipment Custom Application Proposal service for unusual applications that require multi-phase analysis of best-match leak detection equipment at the concept stage, final designs, training, and factory installation and acceptance testing.Uson’s Leak Detector Express Proposal service is especially timely for the many manufacturing engineers responding to recessionary pressures to decrease production costs, as well as the opportunities provided by vastly improved data storage capabilities in state-of-the-art Uson leak detectors and how this is a boon to ongoing Six Sigma and similar quality initiatives. Uson leak detection equipment includes several models of leak detectors, each of which has been designed for specific test cycle times, leak rate, test pressures and similar specifications.The Uson “Express” service employs the vast Uson database of leak test solutions to quickly determine best match leak detectors for most RFP proposals.Uson’s Leak Detection Equipment Custom Application Proposal service is designed to bring the entirety of Uson’s expertise to bear on finding best match leak detection equipment for more challenging test specifications or others requiring additional study. Some examples are high flow valves to fill large volumes quickly, pneumatic circuits that automatically switch leak tests from one side of a part to another, multiple test pressure requirements, etc.  The Uson team that finalizes these custom application proposals includes highly trained leak testing engineers, applications specialists, operations and sales specialists, brought together as a team to create leak test solutions optimised for these more challenging requirements.Martin Bryant, Uson VP, explains why these two new no-cost leak detector application match services are especially timely.  “New features incorporated into Uson’s leak detection equipment-such as intuitive graphical operator controls, RFID tag reading and multiple formats for leak test data storage, have proven track records in helping companies speed production lines without sacrificing quality.  Even companies that have long-established assembly lines using earlier generations of Uson’s best-in-class leak detectors and certainly those using less accurate or slower leak detectors can see a return-on-investment from newer models and features of Uson leak detection equipment in as little as a few months.  We also find that many of our customers consider the advanced data storage options essential to pre-empt warranty or legal claims that defective parts had left their factory.  The data storage is a war chest for any potential litigation, which unfortunately is now a cost-of-business for most industries where leak testing is important.”last_img read more

Canadian woman found guilty of hiding six babies she gave birth to

first_imgCanadian woman found guilty of hiding six babies she gave birth to in storage locker Authorities are unable to determine the causes of the deaths. Image: Shutterstock/Africa Studio Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 7th 2017, 1:04 PM By AFP 28 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3227200 Image: Shutterstock/Africa Studio 17,866 Views A CANADIAN WOMAN has been found guilty of intentionally hiding in a storage locker the remains of six babies to whom she gave birth.The 42-year-old Winnipeg woman refused to submit to a DNA test, but investigating police performed one with a warrant, using a sanitary napkin from her home. She was shown to have given birth to all the infants.“All of these children were likely born alive. There is no evidence of complications in these pregnancies,” Judge Murray Thompson said in finding Andrea Giesbrecht guilty of six counts of concealing the body of a dead child.Each count carries up to two years in prison.Giesbrecht was not charged with murder. Because the bones of the children were in bad condition, authorities were unable to determine their causes of death.One of the remains was found in cement, and another covered in a white powder.The discovery of the remains came after Giesbrecht failed to pay rent on her storage area.Staff readying to auction off the contents made the tragic discovery.She pleaded not guilty at trial in April.- © AFP 2017Read: Tesco workers at nine stores to strike ‘indefinitely’ from Valentine’s Day> Share8 Tweet Email Short URL Tuesday 7 Feb 2017, 1:04 PMlast_img read more

More Greek migrants seeking work in Australia

first_imgAustralia is experiencing a second wave of Greek immigration in the wake of the Greek sovereign debt crisis, which is threatening to further destabilise the country’s economy and cause financial panic in the eurozone and beyond. As it stands, the nation is facing a very real prospect of leaving behind the euro and returning to the drachma.Practically all Greek businesses have been directly or indirectly affected by the current crisis due to the lack of readily available money, particularly as banks tighten up eligibility requirements for loans. Cash flow issues are exerting pressure on companies regardless of whether they are large or small operations, or whether they are conducting domestic or international trade. As a result, more Greeks than ever are now seeking employment overseas. Arthur Baoustanos, director of trade at the Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HACCI), has observed an increasing number of Greeks recently arriving in Australia, typically on 457 working visas, in search of a better standard of living. His organisation aims to provide support for requests in assisting Greeks finding work in Australia. “HACCI tries to encourage and facilitate bilateral trade and links with organisations and people from Greece into Australia,” he says.“They work for multinationals that have a presence here in Australia,” says Baoustanos, noting that a combination of their professional skills and the crippling economic conditions back at home provided more than enough incentive to emigrate.However, a number of other migrants also fall into a second category. “There are others who have chosen to return to Australia who left Australia quite young and continued their lives in Greece, then when this whole financial crisis matter started to explode they decided to return to Australia,” Baoustanos continues.“When you’ve got a job and you’re earning some money and you know you can pay your rent, your food, and send your kids to school, you’re in a much better position than you would be in Greece without a job. So in that respect I think they see this as a welcome country. As soon as they land a job, they can set themselves up and go about their lives.” Another prominent enterprise that has been launched in an effort to assist struggling Greeks is The Hellenic Initiative, which aims to establish opportunities for students and young professionals through methods such as encouraging Australian companies of Greek origin to hire them for around six months. The ultimate goal is for them to gain experience which will place them in a better position in the job market, and ultimately enhance their career prospects. However, somewhat predictably, the argument has risen that Greek migrants seeking work in Australia are detrimental to the job prospects of local workers, even if the employment is only on a temporary basis. Baoustanos refutes this, and instead believes it is a chance to ensure Australia remains competitive. “It’s an opportunity to keep our skill sets up with the rest of the world,” he asserts. “Australia is not alone in this world, there are other countries, and everyone is playing a role in how this country is working. I don’t see it as a threat to anybody.”With a tough job market and an unstable economy back at home, Baoustanos understands the mindset of Greeks wishing to emigrate for the sake of stability. “During the global financial crisis, Australia weathered it quite well, it was a desirable place to be. I’m not saying making such a decision is easy, to just drop your whole life in one place and start somewhere else. But if the conditions are such, and they dictate that, you won’t have any trouble making that decision.” “This whole thing started because in Greece they would hear that Australia is a prosperous country, which it is and we know that. But everybody living in this country has worked hard to create that prosperity,” says Baoustanos, believing that newcomers should be given the opportunity to contribute to this prosperity as did those who came before them. “It hasn’t been easy for the majority of people coming to Australia because you have to start from scratch. A lot of these people are highly skilled and highly qualified people, but they haven’t managed to get jobs that reflect the level of skill they have. They end up doing odd jobs in order to survive.” As for the conditions faced by Greeks who remain, Baoustanos is blunt in his assessment. “Whatever the outcome is, the standard of living of Greek people has been affected already. It’ll be a few years before things can get back on track,” he believes. “In terms of whether or not Greece will leave the eurozone, that is being played out at the moment … no one wants Greece to leave the eurozone.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Bientôt la fin pour AIM

first_imgBientôt la fin pour AIM ?Le logiciel de messagerie instantanée d’AOL devrait fermer rapidement ses portes, comme le confirme le licenciement d’une centaines de salariés de l’entreprise attachés au développement d’AIM.AIM va bientôt rentrer dans les listes des anciens logiciels phares d’Internet, aux côtés des vénérables Caramail ou encore Myspace (qui utilise encore Myspace aujourd’hui?). En effet, le groupe AOL aurait décidé de son arrêt rapide en licenciant une centaine d’employés, principalement des développeurs qui travaillaient sur ces services en ligne. Un employé sous couvert d’anonymat a déclaré au New York Times que “presque l’intégralité de l’équipe technique de la côte ouest” avait perdu son emploi.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?AIM, longtemps l’un des poids lourds aux côtés d’MSN Messenger de la messagerie instantanée, est désormais devenu obsolète avec l’intégration dans les sites de réseaux sociaux de systèmes similaires. Facebook Messenger est d’ailleurs développé et disponible sur toutes les plateformes, en tant qu’applications mobiles et systèmes de bureau. Certains constructeurs de mobiles ont désormais également leur propre protocole, tels BlackBerry ou Apple avec iMessage.De plus, le maintien d’AIM coûte très cher pour une rentabilité faible. Le service rapporte 50 millions de dollars par an mais en coûte 25 pour le simple entretien, une somme désormais ramenée à 2 millions de dollars après ces licenciements.Il n’est donc, au vu de ses différents éléments, qu’une question de temps avant qu’AIM quitte définitivement le web mondial pour laisser place à d’autres services plus modernes et populaires aujourd’hui.Le 14 mars 2012 à 17:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Bob Marley The Wailers Exodus For The Record

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But this musical triumph came with a cost as the result of Marley coming to grips with the dangerous side of international stardom.In late 1976, during a period of political turmoil in Jamaica, local hero Marley headlined The Smile Jamaica concert in Kingston, with the thought that some music would help pacify the growing discord. After the announcement of the concert, then-Prime Minister Michael Manley called for elections to be held shortly thereafter, which resulted in the event being branded as having political motivations.Subsequently, just two days prior to the concert, Marley was the victim of an assassination attempt in his home in Kingston. Though a bullet did penetrate his arm, and no doubt still phased from the hostilities, Marley decided to go through with his Smile Jamaica performance, performing with his arm in a bandage.Afterward, Marley decided to lead the Wailers to London to set up shop. During their 14-month musical sojourn, the group recorded a variety of songs. The resulting Exodus proved to be an authentic reggae album, but one embellished with elements of British rock, blues, soul, and funk. Thematically, it was split into two halves: the first half centering around revolutionary calls to action and the second half focusing on peace and love — all in alignment with Marley’s philosophy.”After the shooting, me never want to just think about shooting,” Marley told Sounds. “So me just ease up me mind and go in a different bag. What me stand for me always stand for.””Guiltiness,” one of the tracks on side one, comes off as a warning to the gunmen who infiltrated Marley’s home as evidenced by the lyrics “guiltiness rest on their conscience.” Meanwhile, side two classics such as “Jamming” and “Three Little Birds” are infused with feel-good sentiments, while the final track, “One Love/People Get Ready,” arguably bottles the Rastafarian-infused spirituality and inspiration Marley incorporated into his daily life.The album climbed as high as No. 20 on the Billboard 200 on its way to attaining gold certification by the RIAA. In recognition of the album’s timeless standing, as well as its impact on raising Marley’s profile as an international icon, Exodus was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2006. For The Record: Shakira For The Record: N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ For The Record: Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” Dave Chappelle For The Record: ‘The Age Of Spin …’ For The Record: Calle 13 Pearl Jam: ‘Ten’ | For The Record For The Record: Cole’s “The Christmas Song” Metallica: “One” | For The Record Kendrick Lamar, ‘DAMN.’: For The Record Daft Punk For The Record: ‘Random Access Memories’ For The Record: N.W.A’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ For The Record: John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ Dave Chappelle For The Record: ‘The Age Of Spin …’ For The Record: ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ For The Record: ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ Kendrick Lamar, ‘DAMN.’: For The Record For The Record: Little Big Town’s ‘The Road …” Kendrick Lamar, ‘DAMN.’: For The Record For The Record: B.B. King’s “Auld Lang Syne” For The Record: ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ For The Record: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’: For The Record For The Record: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony For The Record: ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ For The Record: B.B. King’s “Auld Lang Syne”last_img read more

Wilmington Educational Foundations Joanne Benton WEF Walk Set For October 31

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Educational Foundation:WEFs Walk Fundraiser has become one of their largest annual fundraising events to date. They recently renamed the event in honor of the late Joanne Benton (see flyer for more info). The walk reinforces the Wilmington Public School’s belief in physical activity, healthy eating, nutrition and physical education for all students’ academic success.Students are encouraged to ask family and friends to sponsor them in this walk. They are invited to wear Halloween costumes, favorite sports team shirts, or orange and black attire for the walk. Each school will conduct the walk on Wednesday, October 31st.The fitness walk rain date will be Friday November 2, 2018.Last year, WEF was able to fund approximately $25K which encompassed Educational Exploration, Curriculum, Technology and Miscellaneous grant funding opportunities. We also support and fund the annual STEM Fair held at the Middle School.A flyer has gone home for grade Prek-5th. On the reverse side of the form is the sponsor sheet each student shall use and return with funds prior to the Walk on Monday, October 30th. You can also make an online donation HERE.Our WMS and WHS families also received a flyer and are encouraged to participate and help our fundraising efforts!Thank you for your continued support. Without it we would not be able to give back to our schools!For more information, please visit the Wilmington Educational Foundation’s site or email wilmingtonedfoundation@gmail.com.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Educational Foundation’s Joanne Benton WEF Walk Returns This HalloweenIn “Education”VIDEO: Watch PSA On Joanne Benton WEF Walk Set For This HalloweenIn “Videos”Wilmington Educational Foundation’s Joanne Benton WEF Walk Raises $10,000In “Education”last_img read more

Now workers siege highway attack students

first_imgWorkers siege highway at Signboard area, Siddhirganj, Narayanganj on 1 August. Photo: Prothom AloReacting to the students’ demonstration affecting traffic movement in Dhaka, transport workers on Wednesday laid a siege on Dhaka-Chattogram highway on Wednesday.The siege created tailback on different bus routes around Dhaka city.Transport owners stopped operating buses from Signboard area of Siddhirganj. Quite a number of buses were seen parked in the area.Around 11:30am, transport workers attacked students of different schools and colleges protesting at the road crashes, and assaulted them.The transport workers gathered there and stopped movement of buses going towards the capital city.They alleged that road accidents could occur but the students were attacking their vehicles.Additional police superintendent of Narayanganj Monirul Islam said the transport workers laid siege demanding safety of movement. The high authorities were informed of the situation there, he added.last_img read more

China optimistic of fair polls in Bangladesh

first_img.Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh Zhang Zuo on Saturday hoped that the next national election in Bangladesh, scheduled for 30 December, will go very “well and smooth” , saying that China will deepen its ties with Bangladesh on all fronts, reports UNB.“We hope, you’ll have a very smooth election. Bangladeshis and political parties can have that (well and smooth polls),” he told reporters after attending Cosmos Dialogue on Bangladesh-China relations in the city.The Chinese ambassador, who attended the dialogue as the chief guest, said the two countries will further deepen political, economic and people-to-people relationship.“China will remain a development partner of Bangladesh,” he said.On Rohingya issue, he said China wants to play a constructive role in this regard.Cosmos Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bangladeshi conglomerate Cosmos Group, hosted the symposium titled ‘Bangladesh-China Relations: Prognosis for the Future’ at a city hotel.Experts both from Bangladesh and China attended the symposium and assessed the Bangladesh-China relationship in the present context and identified the challenges and opportunities.Chairman of Cosmos Foundation Enayetullah Khan delivered the welcome speech.Principal research fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore and a former adviser to Bangladesh’s previous caretaker government Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury chaired the session.The symposium was part of the Cosmos Foundation’s ‘Dialogue’ series, in which a high-level expert panel was tasked with tackling a particularly pressing issue of the day, followed by the participation of an informed and engaging audience.The panel comprised Li Tao, executive director of the Institute of South Asian Studies at Sichuan University in China; Yuan Jirong, chief journalist at the India Bureau of the People’s Daily; historian and media personality Afsan Chowdhury; and Imtiaz Ahmed, a professor at the department of international relations of Dhaka University.In 2017, the bilateral trade value reached US$ 16 billion, 5.8 per cent higher than last year’s, with China remaining the number 1 trade partner of Bangladesh, according to the Chinese embassy in Dhaka.In the first half of this year, data shows, the bilateral trade value stands at US$ 9.35 billion, with a growth rate of 17.6 per cent year on year.China and Bangladesh share close people-to-people bond, similar national realities, and complementary development goals.The people of Bangladesh and China are bound together by ancient ties though the formal diplomatic relations commenced in 1975 and the state in both countries has shown itself to be sensitive to the historic depth of people-to-people contact.last_img read more

Agreement between San Antonio Mayor And Bush Brings Alamo Plaza One Step

first_img Share The AlamoAn Alamo Ranger stands guarding one of Texas’ most important landmarks.Alamo Plaza is one step closer to a complete redevelopment after San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush signed Tuesday a formal resolution agreeing to changes to The Alamo grounds. The master plan calls for closing streets around The Alamo, creating a museum, and relocating the Cenotaph monument that honors defenders to another spot in the plaza.The relocation has generated some public opposition to the plan.Bush said the signing is the end of three years of public and committee meetings. “It’s time now for all Texans to come together regardless of our background,” the Land Commissioner noted, while adding: “We’ve had our say. But now it’s time to move forward with the master plan.”Mayor Nirenberg says the master plan honors The Alamo’s nearly 300 year old history, including the 1836 battle. “We must appropriately, respectfully and reverently honor these brave souls whose blood stains the soil beneath our feet,” the Mayor said.The signatures are a major step but, nevertheless, not the final one in the plan. Lease agreements need approval and the San Antonio City Council still has to vote on the master plan.last_img read more

Baltimores Lewis Museum Expects Bright Future under New Management

first_imgBALTIMORE, Maryland – Wanda Draper has set two goals to improve Marylanders’ and tourists’ visiting experiences at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture: Invigorate and move forward.With an 82,000-square-foot facility in Baltimore harboring over 10,000 artifacts and objects spanning 400 years of history, Draper is seeking more community involvement and educational programs for visitors.Wanda Draper, Executive Director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, Md., stands in front of the stepping exhibit on March 9, 2017. (Brianna Rhodes/Capital News Service)Before Draper started her position in September, the organization had neither an executive director, nor a director of finance, nor a director of development, which limited the progress of the museum.From March 2013 to September 2016, the Department of Legislative Services conducted an audit, released in February, that revealed that the museum did not comply with certain provisions of its endowment fund investment policy and its procurement policy and that adequate controls were not established over its collections of art and historical artifacts.According to the audit, as of September, the museum’s collection included 9,243 items. Out of that total, 5,460 had not been assigned a value, and the remaining 3,783 items were valued at around $1.6 million.Draper talked about the issue, noting that there was an appraisal issue regarding a sample used during the audit.  According to Draper, five samples were checked and everything had been appraised, and auditors noticed a Pepsi can, which had not been appraised.“Pepsicola did a Super Bowl type can for the Maryland bicentennial, so somebody donated that can to us,” Draper said. “They did not have the can appraised, but we took the can anyway. So technically that’s a violation of our collection policy.”Now under new leadership and skilled professional management, the museum is making efforts to reorganize and develop a plan to address the issues and move forward.Wanda Draper, executive director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, Md., and Helen Yuen, director of marketing, look at the performing arts exhibit on display on March 9, 2017. (Brianna Rhodes/Capital News Service)“I thought what we needed to do was build on what we had,” Draper said. “My approach is not academic and my approach is not artistic. My approach is from a purely management point of view, which was the issue they were having.”The museum developed a five-point plan to maintain sustainability and success.The plan involves fiscal management and compliance, advancement, education and scholarship, community engagement, and branding and positioning.For the education portion, the museum is in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education. The education department at the museum has curricula and teacher training that is accessible for more than 850,000 students and 50,000 teachers, according to a museum fact sheet.“When we founded this museum, one of the core things was that we wanted all of the students in Maryland to come to this museum,” Draper. “Now that was in 2000, where there was a total different economy and political landscape and corporate landscape. That has changed now and the main thing is that schools do not have budgets for buses.” As of December 2016, the Baltimore City public school system was $130 million in debt, but recent initiatives have been made to narrow the gap, according to its website. The museum has a cultural access program and has been raising money so they can provide the buses for the students to come visit.As the museum continues to reorganize and redevelop, their partnership with the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., has had a positive influence on their progress.A memorial to people killed as a result of gun violence is on display in the visitors’ center at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, Md., on March 9, 2017. The memorial allows visitors to pay tribute to friends and family by leaving a handwritten note. (Brianna Rhodes/Capital News Service)Draper said that the Lewis Museum has had a long history with the Smithsonian and the museum is also a Smithsonian affiliate. “We do things with them now,” Draper said. “We premiere their movies in this market, Smithsonian channel movies, and we’re looking at sharing some objects.” The Lewis museum staff believes that it will benefit from the Smithsonian’s effort to tell the national African-American narrative and partner with local museums to interpret regional storylines even further, according to recent state-budget hearing testimony.Draper said the Lewis museum is experiencing more traffic since the Smithsonian’s African-American museum opened.“If somebody says to you ‘African-American history and culture,’ no picture comes into mind for most people,” Draper said. “…So what the Smithsonian did for us was tell the world what a museum of African-American history and culture is. So all of us across the country will benefit from that because now people will feel more comfortable with coming in to see, because they kind of know what to expect.”Draper also said that if visitors are not able to get into the Smithsonian — which has been so successful that tickets can be hard to come by — they come to Baltimore to visit that museum.“It’s been very good for us,” Draper said. “But most of all it’s creating awareness and interest.”Draper said the Lewis museum is also seeing an increase in attendance.“Our attendance for February was up 20 percent this year over last year,” Draper said. “Our sales in the gift shop doubled for the month of February compared to last February.”She further explained that the Smithsonian museum is telling a story to a much broader audience than they could ever reach.With a $1.96 million operating budget granted by the governor for fiscal year 2018, she aims to match the state and raise $1.96 million for the museum.Draper’s main focus now is to continue to grow and educate the youth in the state of Maryland.“Those are the kinds of things we want to do in terms of helping diverse audiences understand African-American history,” Draper said. “The main thing I say is, while it’s African-American history, it’s American history and its Maryland history…and one of the things you come out of it and discovering is that we are much more alike than we are different.”last_img read more

Preparing for the Future of AI

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Artificial intelligence is taking the world by storm, and many experts posit that the technology has brought us to the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution that will fundamentally alter the business landscape. AI and machine learning are responsible for a constant stream of innovation and disruption in the way organizations operate. To avoid being left behind, business leaders need to prepare for this future now.While the earliest iterations of AI emerged in the 1950s, hardware limitations prevented the technology from reaching its true potential. Of course, the amount of processing power in our pockets today would have astounded scientists in that era, and advanced algorithms are allowing us to put it to work, combing through reams of data in seconds at the mere touch of a button.AI isn’t exactly real intelligence, but it is capable of spotting patterns buried deep within data sets that human eyes may or may not notice, and in a fraction of the time. Additionally, due to deep learning techniques, it’s capable of learning and improving over time, meaning it becomes more and more effective at its job. Thanks to this functional facet, AI is powering an exciting array of applications from investment strategies to autonomous vehicles.AI is sweeping through one industry after another, and while the technolgy is still in its infancy, it’s important to get started implementing now, so you don’t fall behind in the future. Rome wasn’t built in a day, so its safe to assume that implementation of AI technology won’t happen overnight either. To position your company in the sweet spot to grasp this incredible opportunity now, here are three steps to follow.Related: This Is How to Get Started With AI When the Only Thing You Know Is the Acronym1. Cultivate an open culture.According to McKinsey, a profit gap is already emerging between early AI adopters and those who have yet to implement the technology. Unfortunately for the firms that are being left behind, catching up is more than the matter of purchasing new software.While the tempo of technological change is difficult enough to keep up with, the pace of cultural change is glacial. To take advantage of AI requires a team effort, which necessitates organizations build that culture of trust and openness to encourage collaboration. Encourage this kind of open culture now — for example, promote cross-team collaboration, invite process experimentation and redefine key performance initiatives — to foster positive attitudes toward technological change and AI adoption.Related: Ready or Not, It’s Time to Embrace AI2. Partner with the pioneers.AI is on the bleeding edge of technological innovation, and the pioneers pushing it to the next innovative level are startups. These small companies aren’t going it alone, however. From financial institutions to automotive companies, large organizations are funding incubators and accelerators to nurture the next generation of startups whose technology will change industries.Working with startups has a couple advantages for bigger companies. According to Hossein Rahnama, founder and CEO of Flybits, “Joining up with a young company gives each entity a partner to lean on and grow with over the years.” He adds, “Through these partnerships, you’re not just procuring technology; you’re gaining access to talent, consulting services, new ideas, and more.” Working with small, agile startups provides an excellent launchpad for technology strategy and adoption.Related: These 3 Businesses Are Already (and Creatively) Using AI to Automate Key Operational Tasks3. Capitalize on creativity.AI can crunch numbers better than anyone you could ever hope to hire, but it can’t do everything. It certainly can’t exercise creative problem-solving capabilities, and it’s still up to your employees to turn the insights AI unlocks into high-level strategies that drive business value.The issue is that many companies see AI as the remover of jobs, when really it is a job creator and efficiency upper. Instead of requiring a creative team to constantly multitask between crunching the numbers and strategy, use AI to perform some of the grunt work, and free up your creative teams to do what they do best. The initial implementation might make operations less efficient, but over time, your marketing and other creative teams will become much better at wielding the technology. With a bit of experience, they’ll aim it at the right data to determine your company’s next step in reaching its goals.As AI becomes more widespread, it will morph from a competitive advantage to the price of admission. To keep pace with the rest of the pack, start creating an implementation strategy today. September 17, 2018 Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 4 min readlast_img read more

Geraldine McGinty Elected First Female Chair of American College of Radiology

first_img Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Image courtesy of the American College of RadiologyMay 22, 2018 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) Board of Chancellors has elected Geraldine McGinty, M.D., MBA, FACR, as chair. McGinty is the first woman elected chair of the board in the nearly 100-year history of the ACR.Also elected were:Howard B. Fleishon, M.D., MMM, FACR, who will serve as vice chair;James A. Brink, M.D., FACR, who will serve as president; andMarta Hernanz-Schulman, M.D., FACR, FAAP, who will serve as vice president.The new officers took office at the ACR 2018 Annual Meeting, held May 19-23 in Washington, D.C.”Dr. McGinty is a renowned expert in healthcare strategy and economics. She has shown outstanding leadership in every ACR role in which she has served and is a tremendous choice to lead radiology as healthcare delivery and payment systems evolve from volume- to value-based care,” said ACR Chief Executive Officer (CEO) William T. Thorwarth, M.D., FACR.Chair Geraldine McGinty, M.D., MBA, FACRMcGinty was nominated by the Board of Chancellors Nominating Committee and elected by the board as chair. She has served the last two years as vice chair of the Board of Chancellors. McGinty previously served as chair of the ACR Commission on Economics and is an editorial board member and reviewer for the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR). She is a leader of the College’s Imaging 3.0 efforts to ensure that radiologists enhance their visibility in patient-centered care and are prepared to function effectively in emerging alternate payment models and value-based payment systems. McGinty has also served as the ACR representative to the American Medical Association (AMA) Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC). She is the 2018 recipient of the William T. Thorwarth Jr., M.D., Award — which recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding contributions to the field of health policy and economics for radiology. She is a practicing radiologist in New York City and a faculty member at Weill Cornell Medicine, where she serves as the chief strategy officer and chief contracting officer for the Weill Cornell Physician Organization.Vice Chair Howard B. Fleishon, M.D., MMM, FACRFleishon was nominated by the Board Nominating Committee and elected by the Board of Chancellors as vice chair. He has held numerous roles within the ACR, including secretary-treasurer, council speaker, vice chair of the Commission on Government Relations, and founder and former chair of the Radiology Advocacy Network (RAN). Fleishon is currently chair of the ACR Foundation executive committee. He serves as chief of radiology services at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Johns Creek, Ga., and division director of community radiology services at the Emory department of radiology and imaging services, Atlanta.President James A. Brink, M.D., FACRBrink was nominated by the College Nominating Committee and elected ACR president by the Council. He is radiologist-in-chief at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Juan M. Taveras Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, both in Boston. Brink is the immediate-past chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors. He is an internationally recognized expert in radiation safety. Brink was instrumental in developing the ACR/RSNA Image Wisely program. He is a past chair of the ACR Commission on Body Imaging, past co-chair of Image Wisely and serves on the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) editorial board.Vice President Marta Hernanz Schulman, M.D., FACR, FAAPSchulman was nominated by the College Nominating Committee and elected vice president by the Council. She is a professor of radiology and pediatrics, radiology vice-chair for pediatrics, chief of pediatric radiology and medical director of diagnostic imaging at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Schulman is past President and Board Chair of the Society for Pediatric Radiology and has served in and chaired multiple ACR committees, most recently the American College of Radiology Pediatric Imaging Commission and serves on the Image Gently Alliance Steering Committee.For more information: www.acr.org News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 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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She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Related Content Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | Radiology Business | May 22, 2018 Geraldine McGinty Elected First Female Chair of American College of Radiology New officers named at ACR 2018 annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. last_img read more

Malaysia Airlines sees Q1 profits burnt by fuel in Q2

first_imgMalaysia Airlines has reported a RM3.9 million operating profit for the first half of 2010, with much of the profit made in Q1 eroded by fuel expenditures in Q2.The airline posted an operating profit of RM289.5 million in Q1 2010 which compensated for the RM285.6 million operating loss in Q2 2010. The second quarter demonstrated strong passenger and cargo performance compared to the same quarter last year, with operating profit improving by 33 percent over the comparison period. Boosts from the economic recovery were felt in passenger revenue, which was up 22 percent to RM2.3 billion in Q2 2010 from RM1.9 billion last year. Traffic was up 18 percent and seat factor rose 8.2 percent from a low of 65.8 percent experienced in Q2 2009.However, these operational gains were diminished by a steep 44 percent rise in fuel expenditure as a result of a global price hike and increased consumption to meet the five percent expansion in capacity. This resulted in RM1.1 billion of expenditure – an increase of RM338 million compared to the second quarter of 2009. Combined with a nine percent increase in non-fuel expenditure, the airline witnessed a RM285.6 million operating loss for the quarter.“While we are doing the right things, and this is reflected in the improved operational performance for Q2 which is traditionally our weakest quarter, we have instituted additional measures to recover more of the fuel cost increase. The volatility of the fuel price remains a key challenge for the industry,” Managing Director and CEO, Tengku Dato’ Azmil Zahruddin said.On the operational front, Mr Azmil said the advance bookings for the second half of the year are strong. “The action is in our back yard as the Asia-Pacific region is demonstrating strong growth. For 2Q10, our passenger numbers are up 14.7 percent. We are recording higher than pre-economic crisis seat factor. As the positive trend is holding up for the rest of the year, we will continue to focus on increasing yield, as well as gaining premium customers. We have put in place an aggressive sales programme to increase corporate sales.”In other aspects, MASkargo continued to demonstrate strong performance with three consecutive quarters of profits. Freight grew 29.8 percent in June 2010 alone, with the uptrend expected to continue, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).The airline has ordered up to 55 B737-800s and 25 A330-300s. A total of three B737-800s will be received in 2010; one each in October, November and December.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Clast_img read more

Housing Starts FlipFlop

first_img Building Permits Census Bureau Construction Housing Starts HUD Realtor.com 2019-03-26 Radhika Ojha March 26, 2019 712 Views Housing Starts Flip-Flop Sharecenter_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Housing starts declined in February despite a strong showing in the previous month, according to the latest new residential construction data published by the Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Tuesday.The report indicated that housing starts in February were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million, decreasing 8.7 percent month-over-month and 9.9 percent on an annual basis. Single-family housing starts also weakened decreasing 17 percent to 805,000 in February compared with 970,000 in the prior month.”A spike in mortgage rates in early November undermined buyer purchasing power and caused a dip in builder confidence that has started to recover but has yet to reach its October level, before the surge in mortgage rates,” said Danielle Hale, Chief Economist, realtor.com. “Thus, we may see a few more months of up and down single-family starts before increasing confidence leads to increased production.”Building permits during the month also saw a decline of 1.6 percent over January, decreasing to 1.29 million against 1.31 million recorded in the previous month. Permits also fell on a year-over-year basis by 2 percent from 1.32 million recorded in February 2018. The report revealed that single‐family authorizations in February remained unchanged at were at a rate of 821,000 on an annual basis.However, housing completions increased in February, rising 4.5 percent to 1.3 million compared with 1.24 million completions in January. Completions were also slightly above the February 2018 numbers rising 1.1 percent on an annual basis.Looking at the buying season ahead, Hale said that the current market conditions provided plenty of opportunities for homebuyers. “Mortgage rates have dipped notably since the November surge and signs point to steady to lower mortgage rates ahead,” Hale said. “Home prices continue to rise, but their moderation puts them within range of stronger income growth creating opportunities for homebuyers, where we previously saw hurdles.”last_img read more