UN food security investigation in Canada skips the North

first_imgAPTN National NewsFor the first time, the United Nations is investigating food security in a developed country, namely Canada.But the UN has decided to skip one of the areas that could benefit the most: the North.APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier has this story.last_img

Millionaires fleeing India in larger numbers Report

first_imgNew Delhi: All the chest thumping over a big leap forward in the ease of doing business index and the tag of the world’s fastest growing economy in the world may not be of much worth, as a new report suggests that Indians who have the means to quit the country are doing so and in increasing numbers. India saw the third highest outflow of wealthy individuals last year. Nearly 5,000 millionaires, or high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), left the country, which is 2 per cent of the total number of HNWIs in India, says the Global Wealth Migration Review (GWMR) 2019 by AfrAsia Bank and research firm New World Wealth. The net outflow of HNWIs that India saw in 2018, was even faster than the UK, which is in the middle of a political turmoil owing to Brexit. The UK for the last three decades was ranked among the countries with the highest number of inflow of wealthy individuals but the trend reversed sharply in the last two years, thanks to Brexit. China topped the list, as its economy is starting to show the impact of the trade battle with the US. Things might worsen for the worlds’ second largest economy after the US slapped fresh tariffs on China last week. Russia occupied the second spot, ahead of India, as the Russian economy grapples with the impact of multiple embargoes. For the migrating millionaires, the US and Australia topped the list of the most soought after country destinations. The report also pointed out another critical problem with the Indian economy of the degree of inequality growing at an alarming rate. The HNWIs hold nearly half the total wealth in the country. While the worldwide average of this measure was 36 per cent, it was as high as 48 per cent in India. Nevertheless, India’s total wealth is set to grow at a handsome rate in the next 10 years. The GWMR notes that India will outperform the UK and Germany in terms of wealth generation to become the fourth largest wealth market in the world by 2028. Among the cities which will drive this growth in the next 10 years are Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Delhi would do so on the back of its well-diversified economy and strength in a number of key sectors, Bangalore on its prowess in the fields of IT and R&D, and Hyderabad on the base of its being the “Pharmaceutical Capital of India” and its many special economic zones, the report said. However, the report also went on to mention that the outflow of HNWIs from India and China “are not particularly concerning” as both the countries are still producing far more new HNWIs than they are losing. “Also, once the standard of living in these countries improves, we expect several wealthy people to move back,” the report noted.last_img read more

Renault board meets over Ghosn investigation paycheque

PARIS — The board of carmaker Renault is meeting to settle ex-chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn’s final paycheque — and wrap up its investigation into possible financial wrongdoing under his leadership.The meeting Wednesday at Renault’s headquarters in the Paris suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt comes after new reports of suspicious payments to a Renault-Nissan distributor in Oman under Ghosn’s watch.Ghosn has denied wrongdoing, and announced Wednesday that he will hold a news conference next week “to tell the truth about what’s happening.” He’s facing financial misconduct charges in Japan, where he also served as chairman of Nissan before his November arrest.The Renault meeting will finalize pay packages for Ghosn and other executives for 2018. Ghosn’s fixed salary at Renault was 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) but he also received variable pay based on company and personal performance.The Associated Press read more

Final seat on Security Council remains undecided after third day of voting

After 13 rounds of voting today, which takes the total number of rounds so far to 35, neither Guatemala nor Venezuela had yet obtained a two-thirds majority of ballots of members present and voting. Balloting will resume next Wednesday morning.Guatemala and Venezuela are contending to serve as a non-permanent Council member for a two-year term starting 1 January 2007, replacing Argentina. It is the only seat not yet determined.In the 35th round today, when 123 votes would have been enough to secure victory, Guatemala obtained 103 votes and Venezuela received 81. There were seven abstentions. Guatemala has led in every round so far, with the exception of the sixth round on Monday, when the two countries were tied.Balloting will continue until a State from the region achieves the required majority. There is no limit to the number of rounds of voting and in 1979-80 there were a record 155 ballots before Mexico was chosen from the Latin American and Caribbean Group to serve a two-year term. On Monday Assembly members, following an agreed geographic allocation, elected Belgium, Indonesia, Italy and South Africa to serve as non-permanent members starting 1 January next year. They will replace Denmark, Greece, Japan and Tanzania when their terms end on 31 December. The Council’s five other non-permanent members, whose terms end on 31 December 2007, are Congo, Ghana, Peru, Qatar and Slovakia. The five permanent members, which are the only members with veto power when voting, are China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States. read more

Russia offers sympathy to North Korea over Sony hacking scandal

by Vladimir Isachenkov, The Associated Press Posted Dec 25, 2014 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Russia offers sympathy to North Korea over Sony hacking scandal MOSCOW – Russia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang’s anger was “quite understandable.”Washington failed to offer any proof to back its claims of Pyongyang’s involvement in the hacking, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said at a briefing, adding that the U.S. threats of retaliation were “counterproductive.”The U.S. has blamed Pyongyang for the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures, which produced “The Interview,” a comedy depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Pyongyang has denied a role in the hacking, but also praised it as a “righteous deed.”Sony initially decided not to release the film because of threats against U.S. cinemas, but released the movie online Wednesday.Russia’s ties with the communist North soured after the 1991 Soviet collapse, but have improved under President Vladimir Putin’s watch. Moscow has taken part in international efforts to help mediate the standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs, although its diplomatic efforts have had little visible effect.Last week, the Kremlin said that it had invited Kim to Moscow in May to attend festivities marking the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany.Commenting on the Sony hack scandal, Lukashevich said that “the concept of the movie is so aggressive and scandalous, that the reaction of the North Korean side, and not just it, is quite understandable.”He went on to say that Pyongyang had offered to conduct a joint investigation into the incident, adding that the proposal could help ease tensions and reflected a “sincere desire of the North Korean side to study the issue in detail.”“We perceive the U.S. threats to take revenge and calls on other nations to condemn the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as absolutely counterproductive and dangerous, as they only would add tensions to the already difficult situation on the Korean Peninsula and could lead to further escalation of conflict,” Lukashevich said. FILE – This Wed., Dec. 17, 2014 photo shows a movie poster for the movie “The Interview” on display outside the AMC Glendora 12 movie theater, in Glendora, Calif. In an unprecedented move, Sony Pictures broadly released “The Interview” to digital platforms Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, a reversal of its previous plan not to show the film after hackers released thousands of documents online and threatened violence at theaters showing the comedy that depicts the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File) read more

CPL2018 Warriors not taking St Lucia Stars lightly Head Coach

Guyana Amazon Warriors all-rounder Keemo Paul and Head Coach Johan Botha said the team were focused on this weekend’s upcoming double-headers, but were looking to take it one match at a time as they prepared to tackle the St Lucia Stars at Providence, today, Saturday, August 11.Guyana Amazon Warriors all-rounder Keemo Paul and Head Coach Johan Botha at a press conference on FridayDuring the Warriors’ pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon at the Marriott Hotel, the right-arm seamer, who was the pick of the Guyana franchise’s bowling in Thursday night’s opener versus the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, said it was good to have kicked off the campaign on a high note.“I just backed myself and bowled well and bowled my best ball when I thought it was the right time, so it’s all about having a clear mind. I see everything as a challenge, so I just want to overcome it and make strides,” said Paul.The West Indies fast-bowler starred with 2-16, standing out among a good bowling performance from the other world-class Warriors bowlers. The Essequibian said that he was happy to be called upon by his captain to be a key part of the pace attack, adding that he was looking forward to maintaining his form.“I’m looking forward to bowling in the death overs; to do it for the Warriors is an honour. I’m embracing the opportunity that has been given to me, so I just want to continue to do well in my death overs or whenever I’m given the ball.”From a bowling perspective, the ex-Windies U-19 Vice Captain said that overall it was good to have a first-hand look at the surface at Providence, especially with two more home games left over the weekend. He also maintained that the experienced as well as upcoming bowlers would need to work as a unit in order to keep teams at bay throughout the competition.“I mean we have a lot of senior bowlers in our team with international experience, they know how they want to go about doing their stuff; they played a few practice games on the wicket so they know what it’s like. I think everyone has knowledge of how the wicket plays, so it’s about backing yourself when you get out there,” Paul added.Head Coach Botha was also in good spirits as he said the team had ideal preparation ahead of the Patriots encounter. The ex-South African all-rounder also added that he was delighted with how the team handled their first assignment, adding that it was necessary to keep the momentum at a high going forward.Regarding the woes, Botha said while he was thus far happy with the batting and bowling returns following game one, he was focused on improving in the area of fielding as well as helping bowlers reduce the number of extra deliveries, something which he said needed to be rectified immediately.It was also highlighted by the Coach that they were not about to take the Stars lightly as he knew they would be seeking to rebound, given their opening round loss to the defending champs Trinbago Knight Riders.“Any team would want to start three from three, but we are going to focus on tomorrow (Saturday, get the result we want, then focus on Sunday. Personally I think we can win games on the road and if someone outplays us, we will have to go on the road and win games,” Botha declared.Meanwhile, the St Lucia team underwent their training session on Friday, with a rebound win definitely on the cards. Despite a star-studded top order, the Stars failed to shine in Wednesday’s game as the likes of Andre Fletcher, David Warner, Lendl Simmons, Captain Kieron Pollard, and Darren Sammy all failed.With a powerhouse line-up including T20 specialist bowlers – pacers Mitchell McCleneghan and Kesrick Williams, the Stars will be gunning for a win to get themselves going this season. The Warriors will, however, fancy their chances as they beat the Stars twice last season in two low-scoring games.The first ball is expected to bowl off at 16:00h Guyana time. (Clifton Ross) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCPL 2018: Warriors, Tallawahs face off tonight in crucial encounterSeptember 8, 2018In “latest news”CPL 2018: Guyana Amazon Warriors poised ahead of opener at ProvidenceAugust 8, 2018In “latest news”Warriors, Zouks ready to ‘bring the party’ to ProvidenceSeptember 5, 2019In “latest news” read more

Marriage for all in France as Hollande signs a bill and makes

first_imgFRANCE BECAME THE 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage after President Francois Hollande signed the measure into law following months of bitter political debate.Hollande acted a day after the Constitutional Council threw out a legal challenge by the right-wing opposition, which had been the last obstacle to passing the bill into law. The legislation also legalises gay adoption.But while gay rights groups hailed the move, opponents of the measures have vowed to fight on.Hollande made “marriage for all” a central plank of his presidential election campaign last year.On Friday, he tried to turn the page on months of bitter opposition to the measures, arguing it was “time to respect the law and the Republic”.“I will ensure that the law applies across the whole territory, in full, and I will not accept any disruption of these marriages,” said the president.The Socialist mayor of the southern French city of Montpellier will officiate the municipality’s first gay marriage on May 29, in what is also expected to be the country’s first.Violent protestsMarriages in France must be civil ceremonies performed in town halls, most of which take several weeks to process applications. Couples can then hold a religious ceremony.The issue of gay marriage and adoption has provoked months of acrimonious debate and hundreds of protests that have occasionally spilled over into violence and is unlikely to drop off the political agenda.Although the Constitutional Council approved the bill on Friday, the International Day Against Homophobia, its opponents have vowed to fight on.They have called a major protest rally scheduled for May 26 in Paris and previous protests have drawn hundreds of thousands of people.In April, the main right-wing opposition UMP party of former president Nicolas Sarkozy challenged the measures on constitutional grounds immediately after deputies passed the bill in parliament.But Friday’s statement by the Constitutional Council said same-sex marriage “did not run contrary to any constitutional principles,” and that it did not infringe on “basic rights or liberties or national sovereignty”.Reacting to the ruling Friday, UMP party chief Jean-Francois Cope told TF1 television: “It is a decision that I regret, but that I respect.”But late on Friday, between 200 and 300 protesters gathered in central Paris to denounce the ruling backing the bill and calling on Hollande to resign. One police officer was injured after a flammable liquid was thrown in his face.- © AFP, 2013Poll: France has legalised gay marriage, would you welcome it in Ireland today? Read: Most LGBT Europeans still afraid and threatened: report>More: Horrific murder fuels fears of rising homophobia in Russia>last_img read more

The Gifted Season 2 Episode 11 Recap The Past Finally Starts to

first_img ‘The Gifted’ S2 Finale Recap: Death, Destruction & Hope for Season 3’The Gifted’ Season 2, Ep 5 Recap: The Reunion We’ve Waited For Stay on target We’re in the second week of the winter season, but last night’s episode of The Gifted felt much more like a premiere than last week’s return from the show’s short hiatus. That episode focused all its different characters around one goal: Thunderbird. The Purifiers had him, the Underground wanted him back, Lorna and Andy temporarily rejoined their old allies to make that happened. It wasn’t a bombastic return for the show, but it was a fairly strong episode on its own. This week provided pretty much everything we want when a show comes back from a break. It started to make good on everything the first half of the season set up, while sending the plot speeding towards its eventual conclusion.It’s also a rare episode where the opening flashback has an impact on the story. Usually, these just set the tone of the episode, or at most let us know what themes the episode will be dealing with. This time, we get a brief look back at Andreas von Strucker picking up his music box from an antiques dealer. He’s had it restored, and had a secret addition put in. One only he knows about, after he kills the dealer with a flaming sword. Really going for it with the biblical imagery here, aren’t we? In the present, Lauren has been studying her great grandparents and listening to that music box nonstop. At the same time, her powers have transformed from a bubble shield into a spinning circular blade that fires around the room when she has a bad dream. Safe!Amy Acker (Photo Credit: Annette Brown/FOX.)Lauren’s parents aren’t the only ones concerned with her sleep-blading. Their landlord’s been getting some noise complaints from the neighbors, and he’s starting to suspect there’s more going on than a few seizures. He also seems real keen to evict any mutants in his building. That mutant panic underscores every scene of this episode. As a result, every scene feels precarious. Like we’re just one wayward glance away from everything falling apart. The episode is fun to watch even when there aren’t any shiny special effects on screen. The landlord’s mutant panic comes back to bite him when the cops show up at the Strucker’s apartment (and no one else’s.) They have their guns drawn as soon as Reed opens the door, but Lauren hasn’t been studying and training for nothing. She hides in the back room, and breaks some things across the street. With the cops thrown off the trail, Lauren confronts the landlord herself. She slices his desk and TV in half as a warning that he should never try to rat them out again. I think he’s going to listen.By the way, I love Caitlin Strucker’s turn this season from constantly worried mom into freedom fighter and co-conspirator. Reed’s trying to keep some semblance of the American nuclear family together, and Caitlin’s done pretending that was ever what their lives were. Amy Acker’s really killing it with the material too. With more emotions to play than straight worry, she’s become one of the more enjoyable actors to watch on this show.Emma Dumont and Sean Teale (Photo Credit: Wilford Harewood/FOX.)Racist humans aren’t the only ones with mutant-based fears in this episode, either. Reeva brought in some new recruits, whom Polaris immediately recognizes. They’re especially violent criminals. Hitmen who destroyed a cruise ship full of families. That’s not what Polaris signed up for. And it’s enough to send her back to Eclipse. Maybe this new world Reeva promised won’t be as safe for her baby as claimed. Who would’a thunk? Honestly, this development works really well here. Lorna playing double agent makes her scenes feel so much more dangerous. The Inner Circle scenes are more engaging and tense automatically. And yes, I love that it brings Eclipse and Polaris back together. I’ll admit I’m a total sap, and after everything we’ve seen them go through this season, the kiss with the aurora borealis encircling them was a satisfying, beautiful moment.The only part of this story that didn’t work for me was the detour to the DC underground to visit the Morlocks. As much as I loved their introduction earlier this season, the show has done less and less with them in each subsequent appearance. We get one scene that does little more than remind us that they’re still here, and will probably be involved in the fight against the inner circle somehow. Then it’s back to our regularly scheduled threat of genocide. Disappointing as this is, at least it’s better than that Blink cheating drama we got the last time the Morlocks showed up. God, that was stupid.Sean Teale and Jamie Chung (Photo Credit: Annette Brown/FOX.)Elsewhere in the story, we might be seeing the beginnings of a change of heart for Jace Turner. Well, maybe that’s too optimistic. He’s at least more conflicted than we’ve seen him in the past. For all his hemming and hawing over whether or not to join a militant hate group, he sure dedicated himself to the cause quick. On that note, as ham-handed as having a kid call him out on it was, it’s about time someone said something like that to him. “My granddaddy didn’t need a reason to run from the Klan, and neither did yours.” Damn, kid. You can tell that hurt too. Turner’s “no problem with mutants as long as they’re following the law” line sounds especially hollow after that. So Turner’s conflicted, but he’s not ready to leave the Purifiers just yet. When his buddy shoots a kid, Turner repeats the story of the kid charging him to the investigator. Even though he knows the story doesn’t add up. Because racists stick together, and cops stick together and racist cops especially stick together. At the very least he feels bad about it. Bad enough that he doesn’t even take comfort in the fact that his wife’s talking to him again. He forced his way into a homeless youth shelter, and an innocent kid is dead. He knows he messed up.So much of this episode worked, I almost wonder why this wasn’t the midseason premiere. It got the ball rolling on the rest of the season’s storylines so effectively. As someone who was definitely growing skeptical of this series over the last few episodes, this one got me back in all the way. The alliances established at the season’s outset have been upended once again, and I’m excited to see where this all goes. Even the ending cliffhanger left us on a decent mystery. Polaris and Eclipse discover that Reeva and the anti-mutant Sean Hannity-type are sharing information. Do they have a common goal? Or is the unrest both of their actions sow mutually beneficial? If Lorna wasn’t back on board with the Mutant Underground already, she is now. And thankfully, so am I.The Gifted airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Fox.Previously on The Gifted:The Gifted Season 2, Episode 10 RecapThe Gifted Season 2, Episode 9 RecapThe Gifted Season 2, Episode 8 Recaplast_img read more

Unai Emery declares Danny Welbecks condition worst news

first_imgDanny Welbeck was just the one topic that dominated conversation after the Europa League where Arsenal had a draw with Sporting CP.During the first half, the England international was stretchered off in obvious suffering at Emirates Stadium, and this is what his boss Unai Emery said as quoted by the club’s official website:“It’s the worst news tonight, this injury. It’s clear that we are with him in these minutes. He was working well and he was having a good match. He had some chances too. His injury was with the mentality of the players.”“They [saw] it was a big injury. When you are playing football, when you are playing in competitive matches, it can happen. You don’t want it to happen but this is our profession.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Yes, now he is at the hospital. The news is that we are going to wait – but we think it’s a serious injury.”Arsenal boss also admitted that his players struggled to shake off Danny’s injury in their mind to be able to play well.“When one player has an injury like that, every player on the pitch they look at this injury. First, it’s in your mind – you think for the player.”“But I think the players were concentrated on the match and we forgot this injury the next minute on the pitch. But when the match finishes, the first thing they did was ask for him.”last_img read more

Thank you Deandrea David fine

first_img Related Items:david, deandrea, thank you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Sept 2015 – CEO of Magnetic Media, Deandrea Hamilton is sending a huge and heartfelt thank you to those wishing her well on the birth of her first child and son. It was a week ago yesterday that David was born; seven pounds, six ounces and 20 inches long. Both mother and baby are doing well. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you TCIG Thanks Various Sponsors for Holiday Season Assistancelast_img read more

Monitor markdowns Save up to 120 at Best Buy on gaming displays

first_img HP With a 75Hz refresh rate and a 5ms response time, this 27-inch IPS panel isn’t as fast as a TN panel, but IPS panels generally offer better color accuracy, a higher contrast ratio, and wider viewing angles. This general-use display could pull double duty as a gaming display as long as you don’t harbor aspirations of becoming a fast-twitch esports athlete, and it offers AMD FreeSync for smooth gameplay. MSI After your graphics card, your choice of monitor is the most important piece of the gaming puzzle in determining how enjoyable and lifelike your games appear. A monitor with a fast response time, speedy refresh rate and adaptive frame rate technology via either AMD’s FreeSync or Nvidia’s G-Sync can do wonders for making your gaming action smooth and tear- and stutter-free. Best Buy has four gaming monitors marked down that will let you upgrade your gaming rig for less. Two are 24.5-inch panels and the other two are 27-inch panels. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page. MSI Acer XF251Q 24.5-inch LED FHD FreeSync Monitor: $140 (save $80) See at Best Buy Acer Tags This 24.5-inch TN panel features a 1,920×1,080 resolution, a 240Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time. It uses Nvidia’s G-Sync technology to synchronize the monitor’s refresh rate to your GPU’s render rate, which eliminates the screen tearing and stuttering that can occur when the two are out of sync. See at Best Buy See at Best Buy Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Acer Best Buy HPcenter_img Post a comment This 24.5-inch TN panel features a 1,920×1,080 resolution and a 1ms response time but only a 75Hz refresh rate. If you’ve got a midrange AMD Radeon card that won’t be pumping out more than 75 frames a second, then this Acer display could be a good fit. It features FreeSync, which is AMD’s competing adaptive frame-rate tech. MSI Oculux NXG251R 24.5-inch LED FHD G-Sync Monitor: $380 (save $120) This 27-inch display features a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, but what really marks it as a gaming monitor is its curvature. The curved panel creates a more immersive viewing experience, gently wrapping around your field of vision to make you believe you are right in the action. It also serves up AMD FreeSync to prevent tearing and stuttering from ruining the illusion. MSI Optix MAG270VC 27-inch LED Curved FHD FreeSync Monitor: $250 (save $50) Share your voice 0 HP 27f 27-inch IPS LED FHD FreeSync Monitor: $180 (save $70) MSI Computers See at Best Buylast_img read more

Lalithaa Jewellery showroom to open tomorrow

first_imgHyderabad: Adding another feather to its cap, Lalithaa Jewellery will be opening its second showroom at Kukatpally on Thursday. Dr M Kiran Kumar, CMD, said, “We want to continue expanding in South India. After witnessing tremendous response to our Somajiguda showroom in Hyderabad, we observed a huge inflow of avid shoppers from this part of the city. That’s when we decided to create our footprint at Kukatpally.” Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us The inauguration will be held at 10.30 am on July 4. Leading dignitaries are expected to participate in the grand launch at 2-22-298, PNR Empire, near Kala Mandir and KPHB Metro Station, Kukatpally, Hyderabad. To mark the inauguration and as a thanksgiving to buyers in Hyderabad, Lalithaa Jewellery offers 1% less in VA charges on gold jewellery and Rs 2,000 less per carat on diamond jewellery for four days, from July 4 to July 7. The offer is available only in Kukatpally and Somajiguda branches. Also Read – Kolkata artists giving final touches to 24 ft clay Ganesh idol Advertise With Us Lalithaa Jewellery is known world over not just for its quality and transparency, but also for its unending range of exquisite jewellery. The quality and cost promise of Lalithaa is evident across a huge collection of chains, bangles, necklaces, chokers, harams, vankis, oddiyanams, rings, jhumkisand and many other finely crafted pieces of precious ornaments. Lalithaa Jewellery is also known for its mammoth collection of diamond jewelry replete with various styles in varying price ranges. Advertise With Us The price range of diamond jewelry starts from Rs 46,000 per carat and with VA charges of just Rs 975 per gram. All diamond jewels at Lalithaa come with E-F color grade and VVS clarity adding further premium to their worth. The buyback policy offers 100% value against exchange for new diamond jewels and 85% against cash. Lalithaa Jewellery’s newest showroom also features a massive collection of silverware and gift items.last_img read more

Yamuna crosses warning mark flood alert in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: The Yamuna river on Monday crossed the “warning mark” of 204.50 meters and was set to breach the “danger mark” of 205.33m in the evening, forcing authorities to ask people living in low-lying areas to evacuate to safer places. A union Home Ministry spokesman said the river’s water level was expected to cross the danger level around 6 p.m., inundating areas along its banks. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us And by Wednesday, the Yamuna’s level would touch 207m, the Ministry said. The Delhi government said that it was on an alert mode in tandem with the Centre. A Delhi government statement said Haryana had released 8.28 lakh cusecs of water from the Hathni Kund barrage. This water was set to reach Delhi “with full force” in the next two days, Kejriwal said, after presiding over a meeting of senior officials. Authorities halted traffic on one of the old bridges that connect Delhi with its eastern wing amid the rising water level. People living in low-lying areas have been asked to shift to tents pitched on higher ground.last_img read more

Heres why breaking up Facebook wont address issues with content and security

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/1:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles 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. COPY LINKAD Loading … Facebook Crashes And People Are Freaking Out Facebook’s COO Sheryl SandbergREUTERSFacebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has put speculations to rest about the social networking giant breaking up into multiple entities. The rumours began gaining momentum when Facebook’s co-founder Chris Hughes had written an op-ed for the New York Times and suggested that the company should be separated into multiple companies. Hughes had said that the company’s growing size and CEO Zuckerberg’s “staggering” influence was “unprecedented and unAmerican”.When asked about the rumours, Sandberg said, “I think there are real concerns about the size and power of tech companies, particularly in the US,” reports Times of India.She added, “The question is, ‘What is the answer to making sure that we have the right regulatory framework in place? Anti-trust… is really about consumer protection and making sure that consumers have a choice. I think if you look at our products, and you look at what we do, it’s just pretty clear that there is a lot of choices.”Sandberg had made these comments during a two-day event named Facebook International Media Day.”The thing about tech companies, we are more likely to be usurped by the next generation of tech companies than almost any other industry. In our industry things change so quickly,” Sandberg was quoted as saying by reports.”But we really believe that the regulatory framework does need to be enhanced. We’re calling for regulation in areas like privacy.”Saying that all big companies face problems at some point, Sandberg went on to compare the social media company with the print industry, radio channels, television industry and even railroads industry, reports TOI.center_img Closelast_img read more

24hr transport strike underway in Chattogram

first_img24-hur transport strike underway in Chattogram. Prothom Alo File PhotoA 24-hour transport strike enforced by Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation protesting the killing of a bus driver allegedly by Detective Branch (DB) of police in the district is underway on Thursday, reports UNB.The strike that began at 6:00pm Wednesday disrupted road communications between the district and the rest of the country, causing sufferings to commuters.Earlier, a regional committee of Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation announced the strike in two phases — one from 6:00pm Wednesday to 6:00pm on Thursday on 68 district routes connecting Chattogram and 19 local routes.The workers’ body general secretary Mohammad Musa said that the second phase of the strike will be enforced on all routes of five districts in the division for another 24 hours on 28 April.The protesters demanded immediate arrest of the ‘killers’ and bringing them under trial.A group of men who identified themselves as DB police members stopped a Shyamoli Paribahan bus for searching yaba pills when it reached Shantirhat area of Patiya upazila, said Bablu Ahmed manager of Shyamoli Paribahan regional unit quoting the bus supervisor Azim Uddin.They dragged bus driver Jalal Uddin, 50, out of the vehicle and beat him up mercilessly around 8:00pm on 22 April, leaving him severely injured, he said.Later, physicians declared the driver dead when he was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital.last_img read more

Mexicos New President Is Promising Big Changes Will That Affect Trade With

first_imgREUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini/Via The Texas TribuneNewly elected Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador gestures to supporters in Mexico City on July 1, 2018.Only time will tell if Andrés Manuel López Obrador will go down in history as one of Latin America’s ineffective left-wing prophets or an underdog politician who led Mexico on a course to sustainability and independence.But one thing is certain a day after the 64-year old populist, referred to by Mexicans as “AMLO,” won that country’s presidential election by a landslide: Texas’ business leaders and elected officials are taking note of how the election could possibly upend Texas’ robust trading relationship with its southern neighbor. “I think the million-dollar question is not whether AMLO is going to move the country to the left, but rather how far he’s going to move it to the left,” said Mark P. Jones, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy’s fellow in political science and the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies at Rice University. “So, we’re going to see him attempt to keep his main campaign promises by reducing economic inequality, combating corruption and working to reduce violence in the country.” That he campaigned, in part, on those issues isn’t a surprise to political observers. But just how he goes about fulfilling those promises will likely affect Texas’ historically beneficial economic relationship with Mexico.  “That means reducing corruption that benefits the private sector and, in the energy sector, making sure that international companies also pay more in order to gain access to the Mexican market than they would have under a different president,” Jones added. Jones said that while Mexico’s current president, Enrique Peña Nieto, welcomed foreign investors with open arms, López Obrador sees them instead as a necessary evil, especially the energy giants eyeing investments south of the Rio Grande. “He’s pragmatic enough and realizes that to implement his social objectives and programs to reduce economic inequality, he needs the revenue from a robust energy sector,” he said. “And therefore [he] needs foreign investment. But he doesn’t want to. Chevron or Exxon Mobil are going to be seen as a necessary evil, someone who is only being allowed in because Mexico needs their technology and investment.”Eddie Aldrete, the senior vice-president of International Bank of Commerce and chairman of the Texas-Mexico Trade Coalition, said it’s too soon to tell what type of president López Obrador will be. But he said investors, business owners and elected officials will get a better glimpse in the months ahead; López Obrador won’t take office until December.“He’s been labeled many things, but he’s obviously won the hearts and minds of his electorate,” Aldrete said. “And we’re going to see over the coming months, as he begins to put his administration together, the direction in which he’s going to lead the country.”Aldrete said Texas agriculture interests will also be paying close attention to the new president’s moves. When the Trump administration announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports last month, the Mexican government responded by slapping levies on pork and other agricultural products. If that list expands, Texas farmers and ranchers could take a big hit, he said.“We sell a lot of corn in Mexico,” he said. An escalated trade war involving products that aren’t produced or grown in Texas could still have a significant impact on the state. The Texas-Mexico border is the gateway for products that flow north and south, regardless of origin or final destination.In just the first three months of this year, Mexico and the United States saw $146 billion in two-way trade pass through their ports. The lion’s share of that trade flowed through Texas, with the Laredo port of entry seeing about $55 billion of that, and El Paso handling $18.6 billion, according to WorldCity, a Florida-based trade company that tracks commerce data from U.S. Census information.Jones said the trade relationship could be affected by something as simple as President Trump’s fiery rhetoric. That’s because López Obrador is likely to respond much differently than Peño Nieto.“If President Trump tweets something, says something that’s’ offensive to Mexico, to Mexicans, AMLO is going to fire back and given what we know about President Trump, he’s going to fire back,” he said. “The hope will be that the conflict remains rhetorical and doesn’t affect the business climate and in particularly trade. If trade is inhibited or reduced between the U.S. and Mexico, no state in the country suffers more than Texas.”Jones said that would put Gov. Greg Abbott in an unconformable situation by potentially putting him between Trump and his supporters and the state’s business leaders, who cringe at some of the president’s shoot-from-the-hip governing and how it affects industry. “If there is an escalation, Greg Abbott may need to find himself as a mediator,” Jones said. “He’s not going to touch the rhetoric. Where he would get involved is if the rhetoric created action that reduces trade.”Abbott’s office didn’t respond to a request for comment.Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Antonio Garza said he was encouraged by the “forward-looking” tone in the president-elect’s acceptance speech Sunday and in his positive thoughts on trade on the campaign trail. While Trump has repeatedly called the North American Free Trade Agreement a bad deal for America and has repeatedly promised he’d pull out of the trade pact, Garza said he doubted the agreement would be altered before next year.“The leadership which has been lacking on trade is that of our Oval Office. The time for foolishness is long past and the big loser if we can’t get it done will be Texas,” he said in an email. “My guess is that given the long transition to power here in Mexico and our own pending mid-terms, we’ll muddle along under the current agreement until mid-2019 or so and then get serious about an agreement. But until then, the best we can hope for is status quo and sensible background noise.” Sharelast_img read more

Mobile Roadies CoFounder on What You Need to Know Now About the

first_imgMay 7, 2012 Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Listen Now Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.center_img Why jump into the self-service game? How will it work with pricing and options?Schneider: We’ve always been in the self-service game — from day one. As of May 1, we now offer mobile websites — making any website mobile friendly — at $9 per month or $99 per year. There is also a free option. We also have added iPad on the high end and redesigned our system to take advantage of the iPad’s large screen. Stats show that consumers spend more time and more money in iPad apps. So we’re now empowering our customers to take advantage of that trend.Related: How Mobile Roadie Became a Leader in Do-It-Yourself AppsHow can companies monetize their apps?Schneider: There’s a huge value in data collected in an app, including the ability to reach users where they are, in real time, down to a one-mile radius. Additionally, our customers can sell physical and digital merchandise inside their app, place ads, and sell their apps to brands.Any advice to entrepreneurs on getting buzz and customers for their startups?Schneider: Nothing speaks louder than an amazing product. Focus on that, and “buzz” usually takes care of itself. Also try and get one marquee client on board per vertical that you’re going after. For example, after Madonna came on board in 2009, we had a much easier time selling in the music business. This was the same for sports after we began working with the Miami Dolphins.Why is it important for a brand to have their own app?Schneider: Right now, about 25% of traffic to any given website is from a smartphone. And yet brands still starts their marketing plan with a website first, and — maybe — optimizes it for mobile. Mobile is an afterthought right now. When you look at trends, it’s clear that by the end of next year, more than 50% of traffic to any given website will be from a smartphone, meaning mobile, first, will be the most important part of a brand’s outreach strategy. Native apps also provide distinct advantages compared to mobile websites in terms of ability to reach users — push notifications — as well as access to things like the phone’s camera and calendar for additional functionality.In short, the first screen is now the mobile phone, and brands everywhere have a huge opportunity to reach consumers in real-time, in context, where they are, in ways that were never possible before.Related: How to Build a Mobile App for Your Business Since launching in 2008, Mobile Roadie has created over 3,000 iPhone and Android apps for celebs and large organizations including Madonna, Taylor Swift, the Dallas Mavericks, Wynn Las Vegas, Harvard University and the World Economic Forum. With over 20 million downloads, Mobile Roadie recently launched a self-service mobile website and iPad option for businesses and brands to build their own custom apps. I spoke with co-founder Michael Schneider about the future of mobile apps and where Mobile Roadie is headed:What makes Mobile Roadie apps stand out?Schneider: A few things. Design, for one. Our apps look and feel custom, even though they are built using a common platform. Additionally, everything is social. And the social “buzz” that app users generate promotes the brand to Facebook and Twitter. There’s also a focus on monetization. We allow our customers to sell digital and physical goods, as well as advertise to their audience. Lastly, there’s a sophisticated dashboard and analytics platform on the back-end that brands can use to understand what their users are doing, where they are located, and reach them in real time where they are. min readlast_img read more

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first_imgNews | July 16, 2009 Laser Breast Imaging Study Uses Fluorescent Dye News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more July 16, 2009 – Principal investigator, radiologist Dr. Alexander Poellinger, and his team of researchers at the Charité, Medical University in Berlin, Germany, will use fluorescent dye to demonstrate an enhancement of the sensitivity and the specificity of diffuse optical tomography in a new a breast cancer imaging study. Imaging Diagnostic Systems Inc., a laser breast imaging systems company, launched the breast cancer imaging study to examine the potential role of its model 1020 CTLM laser breast imaging system as an enhanced breast cancer-screening tool when used in combination with the fluorescent dye, Indocyanine Green (ICG). “In other studies, optical imaging using fluorescent dyes have shown great promise to detect and differentiate malignancies. By using a fluorescent dye in a clinical breast cancer study, we hope to demonstrate an enhancement of the sensitivity and the specificity of diffuse optical tomography. For this purpose we will use a modified CTLM breast scanner that is capable of acquiring both absorption and fluorescence images,” said Dr. Alexander Poellinger. The ICG fluorescent dye has a distribution pattern in the human body similar to that of extracellular MRI and CT contrast agents and it is already approved for other medical applications. The IDSI model 1020 CTLM scanner that will be used in the study has been specially modified to be able to both excite the ICG dye and image its fluorescence in breast tissue. Following injection of ICG into the patient, the scanner produces 3D images of the localized concentration of the dye. These images are expected to show increased extravazation and accumulation of the dye in malignant tissue. IDSI users have performed over 15,000 CT Laser Mammography (CTLM) clinical cases worldwide. For more information: www.imds.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. read morelast_img read more

Earn 8X STAR points win trip for two with Sunwings webinars

first_imgEarn 8X STAR points & win trip for two with Sunwing’s webinars Tags: Promotions, Sunwing Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group center_img TORONTO — Sunwing is teaming up with Melody Maker Cancun resort for the month of February to give agents the chance to ‘Learn, Earn and Win’.From now until Feb. 28, agents can find out more about this leading resort in Cancun through a series of webinars and training opportunities, while also receiving 8X STAR Agent Reward Points. Points are then converted into cash for each new booking confirmed.In addition to earning extra STAR points, agents will gain a ballot for a chance to win an all-inclusive vacation for two at the resort. The more bookings they make, the more chances they have to win. A seven-day vacation package will be given away each week during the promotion.Centrally located on the beach in Cancun, Melody Maker Cancun boasts spacious accommodations, a pool and various dining options. Shopping and nightlife are all within an easy walk from the resort.The promotion also includes generous savings and value-added perks for clients planning departures until Dec. 21, 2018. Moreover, travellers will receive a resort credit of up to US$250 that can be redeemed for a private dinner, wine or tequila tastings, spa treatments and more. For group bookings, the eighth passenger is free. Friday, February 2, 2018 Posted bylast_img read more

How Loan Limits Have Failed Todays Housing Market

first_img Conforming Loan Limits Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Home Prices Trulia 2014-04-29 Scott_Morgan April 29, 2014 441 Views Share How Loan Limits Have Failed Today’s Housing Marketcenter_img One of the limitations of a federally regulated housing finance system, according to Jed Kolko, chief economist at Trulia, is that there is no one housing market. In some areas, home prices can be as much as 10 times higher than in others, and individual markets vary wildly due to local and state housing and building laws and job opportunities.One way the federal government has accounted for local market differences is through the conforming loan limit: the maximum amount of a home loan that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can guarantee. When the bottom fell out of the housing market that year, the Housing and Economic Recovery Act set higher conforming loan limits for higher-cost areas. This upper-end limit currently is $625,500—50 percent above the $417,000 limit that applies in most of the country.According to Kolko, this current system falls far short of reflecting the actual differences in local home prices and ends up favoring borrowers in lower-cost markets. Kolko’s argument is most vividly illustrated in California, where more than 30 percent of homes for sale are priced above the conforming loan limit. The most exaggerated example, according to Trulia, is in San Francisco, where 61 percent of homes for sale are above the conforming loan limit.In most of the rest of the country (excluding some markets in the Northeast, such as New York/New Jersey, where 30 percent of homes for sale are also above the higher conforming loan limit), Kolko says, only 10 percent of homes for sale are above the limit. “If loan limits fully reflected local housing market differences,” Kolko said, “then a similar share of homes in every metro would be above the local loan limit.”Indeed, in some metro areas—most notably El Paso, Little Rock, Memphis, Dayton, Toledo, Akron, Detroit, Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo—only 2 to 4 percent of homes for sale exceed the local loan limit of $417,000, according to Trulia.One advantage of conforming mortgages for borrowers, Kolko said, is that they typically have lower mortgage rates than jumbo loans, which has helped those buying more modestly priced homes. And while this might sound like a fair leg-up for the little guy, the problem, said Kolko, is in assuming that people buying homes in expensive markets are all rich.“In expensive markets, households spend more of their income on housing,” Kolko said. “The current system of conforming loan limits isn’t sufficiently aligned with local home price differences to give households at the same income level similar access to conforming loans.”Complicating things further is the looming Johnson-Crapo bill, a senate proposal that could pass committee by this time next week and which seeks to phase out Fannie and Freddie over five years. The bill would maintain a government backstop for mortgages through a newly created Federal Mortgage Insurance Corporation and create a reinsurance fund designed to protect taxpayers from a repeat of the $188 billion Fannie/Freddie bailout in 2008.What’s complicating about the bill, Kolko said, is the fact that changing loan limits would mean hurting or helping some areas more than others, while leaving limits alone could render the whole system moot.“Lowering loan limits in specific local markets would push more borrowers into the jumbo category, which … means mortgages that are more expensive and more difficult to get,” Kolko said. “Raising the loan limit in high-cost areas would benefit borrowers in those areas but would increase the share of mortgages guaranteed or insured by the government.”This, he said, “runs counter to a central goal of national housing finance reform, which is to reduce the mortgage market’s dependence on government.”So what would happen if the conforming loan limits don’t change, even as the housing finance system gets overhauled? The short answer is: irony. “By removing the implicit subsidy and therefore reducing the cost advantage to borrowers of conforming loans, the Johnson-Crapo bill and other housing reform proposals might end up making conforming loan limits largely a moot point,” Kolko said.Still, even if Johnson-Crapo passes—which it might not, given the growing tide of opponents on all sides of the political fence who want to squash the measure as soon as possible—implementation would be years in the future. “Until then,” Kolko said, “the failure of conforming loan limits to reflect local housing differences is likely to get worse, not better.” in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News, Secondary Marketlast_img read more