Alberta premier confident pipeline talks will succeed by May 31 deadline

first_imgAlberta and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government are in discussions with the company to strike a joint financial arrangement to ensure the project gets built. Trudeau’s government approved the expansion of the Trans Mountain line in 2016, but the B.C. government has been fighting it.Last month, Kinder Morgan stopped all non-essential spending on the project and said it wants assurances by the end of this month that the expansion can proceed.The expansion would triple the amount of oil flowing from Alberta to tankers on the coast, which Alberta says is critical to reducing multimillion-dollar discounts on its product due mainly to pipeline bottlenecks.The project has faced court challenges and permit delays in B.C. Premier John Horgan’s government say it is concerned about the potential for oil spills on its waterways and coastline.Notley has previously warned that B.C.’s delay tactics could bring consequences.Her government is close to passing legislation that would give Alberta the power to restrict and redirect flows of oil, gasoline and natural gas to maximize profits. It would have the potential to cause gasoline and other fuel-related prices to spike in B.C. EDMONTON _ Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she’s confident talks aimed at getting construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion back on track will be successful before a May 31 deadline.Notley says she can’t divulge details of talks with Kinder Morgan but says they are focused on the financial viability of the $7.4-billion project and on getting construction restarted this summer.“I want to assure Albertans that the discussions are focused on the only outcome that is acceptable to us and to a growing number of people across this country, including a majority in British Columbia, and that is the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline,” Notley said Thursday after revealing a new billboard ad campaign touting the line’s benefits. Parties on both sides of the house voted on Wednesday to accept an Alberta Party amendment to put a two-year limit on the bill. The amendment gives the government the option to extend the bill after the two-year limit, but it would need to go back to the legislature for approval.Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd told the house that two years is a reasonable time and the amendment doesn’t tie the government’s hands.Notley wouldn’t say if she will use the new powers ahead of or after the May 31 deadline.“We do have a very big effective tool at our disposal. B.C. knows this and even more importantly, the federal government knows this,” she said. “If we have to we will do whatever is required to get this job done and we will not hesitate. But we must be strategic.”center_img Despite numerous high-profile, She said polls suggest more British Columbians are backing the pipeline.“We are winning hearts and minds in B.C.,” she said. “So we must deploy this (bill) with a cool hand, not an angry one.”The bill is getting support from all sides of the house. Opposition United Conservative house leader Jason Nixon said his caucus is fighting to keep the bill on the floor to get it passed sooner.“We’ve been trying to pass Bill 12 for a couple of weeks,” said Nixon.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

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Afghanistans long night of injustice nearing its end – Ban Kimoon

“Now we must herald the rule of law, and the era of the Afghan citizen,” Mr. Ban stated in his address to an international conference on justice and rule of law in Afghanistan taking place in Rome. Recalling his surprise visit to Afghanistan last Friday, during which he met with the country’s top officials, Mr. Ban said he was “heartened and moved” by their commitment and courage, but also shared their profound concern over the challenges still confronting the war-torn nation. Decades of conflict had left a devastating mark, Mr. Ban noted. “Institutions were destroyed, authority was divorced from legitimacy, and rule of law flowed from little more than the barrel of a gun.” Mr. Ban hoped the conference would result in the establishment of an Afghan-led monitoring and evaluation system for the justice sector. “Much rests on the success of this conference,” he added, noting that the ability of the nascent State to define laws covering domestic, criminal, land, tax, contract and commercial issues will determine the shape of Afghan society for decades to come. “These codes will be the source of justice in a land that has for too long suffered from its absence.” Key to heralding a new era in the Afghan justice system, he said, are aligning the efforts of Afghanistan’s partners with those of the country’s own vision and national traditions. Also crucial were credible Afghan institutions for fostering the rule of law and political will on the part of the nation’s leaders. Mr. Ban also hailed the work of one of Afghanistan’s youngest national institutions, the Independent Human Rights Commission, which had rapidly become the nation’s “voice of conscience.” “Its documentation of human rights abuses ensures that past crimes will not be forgotten. Its promotion of human rights norms brings us ever closer to a day when the law is Afghanistan’s one and only authority,” he stated. The Commission has also documented instances of civilian casualties resulting from the operation of international forces. Mr. Ban stressed that in countering the anti-Government insurgency that has been plaguing the country for some time, Afghan and international forces must act strictly in accordance with international humanitarian law. “However difficult this may prove against a shadowy and unscrupulous adversary, we simply cannot hide from the reality that civilian casualties, no matter how accidental, strengthen our enemies and undermine our efforts.” Mr. Ban highlighted the need to “do better by Afghanistan’s women,” who suffer disproportionately from a failing justice system, declaring that “justice denied to Afghanistan’s women is justice denied to all Afghans.” In recent weeks, Afghanistan has witnessed a string of attacks which constitute some of the worst violence since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, including shootings outside a girls’ school and the murder of prominent female Afghan journalists. “Those who kill or debase women simply because they dare speak their mind, or demand their rights, must find no quarter in a just and free Afghanistan.” Noting that Afghanistan faces real challenges with no immediate solutions, Mr. Ban urged patience as the country emerges from the “shadows of despair” following decades of conflict and travels down the difficult road to peace and prosperity.The high toll on civilians was among the topics discussed by Mr. Ban in his meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai today in the margins of the conference, his spokesperson told reporters in New York.The issue was also raised during the Secretary-General’s meetings with Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, Foreign Minister Massimo D’Alema and NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.During those meetings, Mr. Ban also discussed the importance of reinforcing international partnership to rebuild Afghanistan’s institutions, as well as the need for transparency, accountability and political will on the part of the Afghan Government to uproot corruption. The Secretary-General is expected to hold a joint press conference today in Rome with President Karzai and Foreign Minister D’Alema. He is expected in Turin tomorrow to visit the United Nations Staff College, before returning to Geneva, according to his spokesperson. 3 July 2007UN Secretary-General today urged Afghanistan’s partners to join with the fledgling democracy as it seeks to lay the foundations of law and order after decades of conflict, declaring that the nation’s “long night of injustice is nearing its end.” read more

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Taiwan assures Sri Lankan students after isolated incident

The issue came to light Tuesday, when local media reported that the student’s illegal employment was arranged by an agent, adding that a group of students had arrived in Taiwan from Sri Lanka on tourist visas.The Ministry of Education (MOE) later responded that the incident was an isolated case, adding that disciplinary action to be taken against the university could include the suspension of UKN’s right to recruit foreign students, a reduction in its student enrollment quota, or a cut in government subsidies for the next school year. Chen Chun-shen (陳俊賢), director general of the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA), said the student visas were issued to a group of 69 students by its representative office in Singapore in October 2017. Taiwan has assured that an isolated case involving a Sri Lankan student will not affect future students from Sri Lanka seeking to study in Taiwan.The Taiwan Government clarified Thursday that a group of Sri Lankan students who arrived in Taiwan last year did so on student visas and not tourist visas as reported by local media, CNA reported. On Thursday, Chen said that the Sri Lankan students arrived in Taiwan between October and November last year, and in April applied for student resident permits.The director-general said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) was aware of the situation involving the student working illegally and observed that relevant authorities are still investigating the matter.The case will not affect future students from Sri Lanka seeking to study in Taiwan, Chen said. (Colombo Gazette) Chen’s response came in the wake of a recent incident in which a Sri Lankan student was found working illegally at a poultry processing plant while enrolled at the University of Kang Ning (UKN) in Tainan. read more

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In wake of Peru earthquake Annan says UN stands ready to aid

A spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement that the Secretary-General was “gratified by the solidarity being shown by the international community in the response to this tragic event,” and reiterated the UN’s commitment to assist in the relief and rehabilitation efforts.Meanwhile, the Washington-based Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said today it was working closely with the Peruvian authorities in response to the earthquake. PAHO disaster experts had arrived in Peru on Sunday and were supporting Ministry of Health and Civil Defence authorities in assessing needs, evaluating damages, and providing health services to the population.According to PAHO, which serves as the regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), water was now distributed by tanker trucks in Moquegua, the most affected city, where the water and sewage systems had collapsed.The Peruvian Ministry of Health’s disaster programme was meeting today to draw up a list of necessary supplies and medicines, and with support from PAHO was sending experts in hospital equipment and infrastructure evaluation to Arequipa, Tacna and Moquegua, whose hospitals had been damaged by the earthquake. According to PAHO, the earthquake left some 70 dead, 1,200 injured and about 10,000 homeless. read more

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Ohio State mens hockey must keep emotions in check against Michigan

With a chance at earning a bye in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association tournament, the Ohio State men’s ice hockey team is set to conclude its regular-season home schedule with a two-game series against Michigan this weekend. Saturday night will be Senior Night for five members of the Buckeyes’ 27-man roster. OSU has gone 4-6 against the Wolverines in the past 10 games between the schools. Senior goalie Brady Hjelle said he is excited for the combination of a bitter rival and Senior Weekend. “I’m really looking forward to it, getting my family down here … hopefully we can get them some wins,” Hjelle said. Coach Mark Osiecki said his players are “fired up,” but the magnitude of the series has drawbacks as well. “We have to keep our emotions in check. The harder part is Parents’ Weekend, Senior Weekend. It’s always a tough battle because there is a lot of outside distractions that you normally don’t have,” Osiecki said. Although the seniors will be honored in a pregame ceremony Saturday night, it might not be the last time they lace up their skates in the Schottenstein Center. OSU (13-12-7, 12-7-5-1 CCHA) sits in a tie with Ferris State for fourth in the 11-team CCHA. The top four teams at season’s end will host a quarterfinal matchup (following a first-round bye) in the CCHA Tournament. Michigan is a perennial powerhouse in college hockey and has nine NCAA titles. The Maize and Blue have not displayed that same dominance this season though. Coach Red Berenson’s squad sits at 10-18-2 in his 29th season in Ann Arbor. “They haven’t had the year that they thought they were going to have,” said OSU senior defenseman Devon Krogh. The Wolverines’ struggles have come heavily on the defensive side this season. Their 3.63 goals allowed per game average is the worst in the conference. That weakness could be further exploited this weekend against OSU. The Buckeyes have had a six-goal game in each of their past three home series. “Our power play is starting to click … if we get three or four goals, you usually give yourself a really good chance to win,” Krogh said. OSU has ridden the offensive hot streak to an undefeated record of 4-0-2 at home since the calendar turned to 2013. Michigan, carrying a 1-8-2 record away from home this season, provides ample opportunity for the Buckeyes to earn points in the standings. With Ferris State idle, taking a single point from Michigan would push OSU ahead of the Bulldogs with one weekend left in the regular season. However, the Buckeyes will likely not be satisfied with one point, knowing they finish their campaign with a trip to league-leading Miami (Ohio). If years past are any indicator, large crowds are expected to be on hand for both games this weekend. Last year, nearly 10,000 fans came out for the series opener in Columbus on Jan. 13. Two days later, a crowd of 25,864 watched the Frozen Diamond Faceoff at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Like it has for previous Michigan visits, the Schottenstein Center is expected to have the upper level open instead of curtained-off, as it is for most men’s ice hockey games. Friday’s contest is set for 6:35 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. It will be televised on Big Ten Network. read more

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Liebherrs continuous improvements to ultraclass mining trucks maximise productivity

first_imgLiebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co says it strives for continuous improvement to its product line of mining trucks and excavators. Safety, productivity, and performance are at the core of these new features. “Liebherr has been designing, developing, and servicing high-quality mining trucks for over 20 years. The Liebherr production factory in Newport News, VA works to continuously improve the efficiency and availability of their mining equipment. This goal-oriented approach is why customers and operators around the world prefer Liebherr.”Investing in the latest product upgrade for the T 264 mining truck results in a higher payload capacity of 240 t/265 tons. To maintain performance and increase productivity, the T 264 offers multiple engine options with power ratings up to 2,013 kW / 2,700 HP. “This allows customers to move more materials in less time, while supporting the additional weight of the increased payload. The new front wheel design and upgraded braking system offer quicker reaction times to increase safety for operators, particularly when travelling downhill. The upgraded wheel motors and rear gear ratio boosts torque and acceleration to provide similar cycle times with 10% increased payload. This truck is best matched with the Liebherr R 996 B (four passes) and Liebherr R 9800 (three passes) mining excavators.”Existing T 282 C and T 284 mining trucks can be retrofitted for increased payload and production capacity. Now capable of hauling additional payload to reach a total capacity of 375 t/413 tons, “this improvement will allow for maximisation of productivity, with the added benefit of enhanced compatibility with Liebherr’s R 9800 mining excavators in a five pass match.”“Constantly striving for improvement, Liebherr provides customers with a choice of engine options. Tier 4 solutions are designed to reduce emissions and satisfy global requirements (established by the EPA for all new mining and construction equipment). This practical consideration is an example of Liebherr’s commitments to customer satisfaction and environmental sustainability. Tier 4 final is already available on the T 264 and the T 284.”Finally, the new Liebherr Mining Data (LMD) online portal offers real-time insights and data regarding performance and availability of mining trucks. This OEM solution software offers a single dashboard for improved fleet management of Liebherr Mining Trucks, so that customers can track KPIs and generate custom reports. “LMD now comes standard with all new Liebherr ultra-class mining trucks, and the hardware kit is available as a retrofit for the T 282 C generation mining trucks. Providing end-to-end solutions for machine data monitoring and analysis is one of many ways Liebherr continues to improve and add value for all customers. A few benefits of LMD include detailed application analysis and optimisation, increased safety, reliability, and machine uptime, with reduced maintenance, repair time, and cost through actionable insights.”last_img read more

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CocaColas secret recipe revealed after 125 years

first_imgThe secret recipe that lists the ingredients of every bottle of Coca-Cola is a thing of legend. Often described as one of the best kept secrets in the world, urban legend says that only two people in the world know the full secret recipe, and they are never allowed to fly on the same airplane lest it crash and the secret of Coke be lost to the tides of time forever. A contradicting report says that deep within Coke’s Atlanta, Georgia facility, armed guards stand outside a vault holding the only known copy of the secret recipe, ready to open fire upon any interloper who tries to steal it.Of course, while fun, all of these stories are too implausible to be true. There is no way for a company pumping millions of gallons of a soft drink out its doors each year to keep the recipe totally secret: too many people need to know the ingredients to do their job. More importantly, since Coke is made of different ingredients in different countries (example: in Germany, it uses cane sugar; in America, it uses corn syrup), there’s no such thing as a universal secret recipe.Even so, this is pretty impressive: after over a century, the secret recipe to Coca-Cola has finally been published by Ira Glass and his cohorts over at This American Life, a (fantastic) weekly radio program on Public Radio International (also available through iTunes). Yup, that’s the recipe above, which is also downloadable on This American Life’s official website.After a hundred years of secrecy, you’d expect the secret ingredients to be pretty esoteric, but in actuality, it’s all stuff you might have in your kitchen, including: alcohol, orange oil, lemon oil, nutmeg oil, and cinnamon. I was hoping for at least a few eyes of newt.Read more at This American Lifelast_img read more

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Combating heroin in Alaska

first_imgRachel Waldholz, Energy Reporter, Alaska Public Media State and federal officials as well as community groups spread all over Alaska have expressed alarm over rising rates of use and abuse. Juneau in particular has been the subject has gotten attention lately for a spate of heroin and opiate related overdoses.Download Audio:HOST: Zachariah HughesGUESTS: Alex DeMarban, Reporter, Alaska Dispatch News, Austin Baird, Reporter, KTUU KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, Nov. 20, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 21, at 6:00 p.m.Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 21, at 6:00 p.m.last_img

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Bring on the pomegranate ITC to foray into fruits vegetables and perishables

first_imgITC Chairman and CEO YC Deveshwar addresses during the Annual General Meeting of ITC in Kolkata on July 22, 2016.IANSITC will enter the fruits, vegetables and other perishables segment, Y C Deveshwar, the non-executive chairman said at the company’s 106th annual general meeting.The Kolkata-headquartered diversified conglomerate is also looking to invest in farming of aromatic and medicinal plants. ITC has started working on creating the infrastructure for it and is investing in supply chain, Mint reported.”Investments are underway to create climate-controlled infrastructure for an efficient supply-chain to unlock the potential latent in this area,” Deveshwar said in his speech to shareholders. “Investments have also been made in farming for aromatic and medicinal plants, keeping in mind ITC’s focus on agri-based health and wellness products,” he added.The move is aimed at providing options to consumers and consumers alike. The company will also offer fresh, frozen and dehydrated agri-products. ITC Master Chef Frozen Prawns, which was recently launched in select cities, will soon be sold across the country.The fruits and vegetables under the new brand will also be sold online, first via sellers like BigBasket, and later on other platforms.The company is working in the rural areas with the farmers from the year 2000 through its network of e-Choupal and over 4 million farmers have benefited from this initiative so far.The cigarettes-to-hotels conglomerate also has 20 integrated consumer goods manufacturing and logistics facilities under various stages of development. ITC chairman YC Deveshwar.Reuters FileITC’s consumer business presently comprises packaged food, personal care and educational stationery products, and is worth more than Rs 10,000 crore in revenues, having crossed the golden milestone in 2016-17. As per an official statement, ITC is now among the fastest growing branded packaged foods businesses in India, Business Insider reported.ITC’s net profit rose 7.4 percent to Rs 2,561 crore in the quarter ended June 30, over the corresponding quarter last year. The firm’s revenue increased 4.1 percent to Rs 13,800.4 crore, driven primarily by cigarette sales, which grew 6.6 percent to Rs 8,774 crore.last_img read more

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Dynamo Defender Dylan Remick Discusses The Teams Return To The Postseason

first_img Listen Share 00:00 /05:08 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: There’s more than one Houston sports team in the midst of a playoff run. The Houston Dynamo go on the road to Portland to take on the Timbers Sunday night (Nov. 5, 2017) in the second leg of the Major League Soccer Western Conference Semifinals.The Dynamo played the Timbers to a scoreless tie Monday night in Houston, meaning whichever team wins Sunday will move on to the Western Conference Finals against either the Seattle Sounders or the Vancouver Whitecaps.Dynamo defender Dylan Remick joins us to talk about the match, the team’s return to the playoffs for the first time since 2013, and whether the team and its fans feel the Dynamo’s playoff success has been overshadowed by the Astros.center_img X Houston DynamoHouston Dynamo defender Dylan Remick. last_img read more

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Opioid Deaths In Texas Rise

first_imgpexels.comLike other states, Texas is seeing a rise in deaths from opioid overdoses.Experts say deaths in the state have been rising about ten percent a year since 2014.Matt Feehery with Memorial Hermann in Houston says the state needs to provide more treatment options, and that includes medication.“And for some we know that abstinence from substances may not be more than an ideal, which is why many state and federal responses and strategies are focused on harm reduction – which is preventing accidental death, reducing the spread of communicable diseases such as HIV and Hep C and stopping criminal activities of sustained use,” Feehery said before a legislative committee in Austin. Sharelast_img

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Buy This Comic Unstoppable Wasp 1

first_img Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 It is the first Wednesday of the year, which also means that it is the first New Comic Book Day of 2017. A lot of great comics came out today, but this column is meant to focus on the best of the best, the must have books that should be in everyone’s stack for the week. This week, that comic is The Unstoppable Wasp #1 by writer Jeremy Whitley, artist Elsa Charretier, and colorist Megan Wilson!(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Elsa Charretier (C) Megan WilsonGirl. Genius. Hero. Unstoppable.Nadia spent the entire first half of her life a captive of The Red Room, but now this teenage super-scientist is on her own for the first time, and she’s ready to spread her wings!  Hank Pym’s daughter has a lot of time to make up for, and she’s determined to change the world.  You know, if she can get her U.S. citizenship first. Guest-starring Ms. Marvel and Mockingbird!Marvel has had a strong dedication to diversifying their line of superheroes in the past few years, especially when it comes to featuring more women led titles. Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, She-Hulk, Hellcat, and so many amazing Marvel women have had their own solo-titles since the initial Marvel NOW! launch in 2012. Even better, the creators putting the series have been more diverse. The newest addition to the Marvel line is THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP, starring Nadia Pym, the teenage, estranged daughter of Hank Pym, and his first wife, as the new bearer of the Wasp title.Writer Jeremy Whitley has been working more at Marvel lately, with work on a plethora of titles, but this is his first solo series with the publisher. A welcome voice in superhero comics, with a penchant for enjoyable, positive, uplifting books, Whitley is setting Wasp up to be a stand out series for Marvel. The series that he writes and created, Princeless, is a strong indicator of the kind of fun and sincere book that Wasp will be. He’s a sweet, genuine writer that injects his books with a lot of heart and positive energy, making him a great fit for Nadia’s teenager/young adult mindset. Having dealt with her fair share of struggle in life, Nadia is ready to take the world on headfirst.Artist Elsa Charretier and colorist Megan Wilson bring so much to The Unstoppable Wasp. The simple, clean line work and flat colors, which seem almost pastel-like at times, work so well this books attitude. A big stand out was Charretier’s panel layouts, which always feel super fun and inventive, making it look unlike anything else coming out that it might otherwise be compared to.The Unstoppable Wasp #1 from Marvel Comics is available now in print and online digitally at Comixology.com.1/4/2017 ReleasesIn addition to The Unstoppable Wasp, here is a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should also be reading if you are not already.U.S.Avengers #1 – Writer Al Ewing doesn’t get the credit he deserves, constantly putting out some of the best superhero books out, especially his work on team books. This looks like its going to be a lot of fun, and has an awesome team.Batman #14 – Series writer Tom King is joined by Sheriff of Babylon collaborator/artist Mitch Gerads for a great Batman/Catwoman story.Deadpool the Duck #1 – Because why not. Let’s put two of the most perverted characters from the Marvel Universe together and see what happens! Writer Stuart Moore captures all the surlyness and Artist Jacopo Camagni renders every crass panel. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Intel Unveils Platform to Simplify Connectivity of Products

first_img 2 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters Intel Corp on Tuesday unveiled a new platform to make it easier for companies to create Internet-connected smart products using its chips, security and software.Intel’s platform is like a set of building blocks based on the chipmaker’s components and software for companies to create smart, connected devices, Doug Davis, head of Intel’s Internet of Things business, said at a launch event in San Francisco.It also aims to make it easier to connect to data centers in order analyze data collected from devices’ sensors.”We’re creating compute capability in end-point devices that scale from our highest performance Xeon processor to the Quark family of products,” Davis said, referring to Intel’s chips.After moving slowly in recent years to adapt its personal computer chips for smartphones and tablets, Intel is determined to make sure it is on the leading edge of future computing trends, industry experts and company executives have said.Adding processors, sensors and web connectivity to devices from soccer balls to industrial machinery, an emerging trend dubbed the Internet of Things, has become a new battleground for Intel, rival Qualcomm and other technology companies.The install base of wireless gadgets will more than double by the end of the decade, with most of the growth coming from smart devices other than PCs and smartphones, according to market research firm ABI Research.Intel’s Internet of Things Group had $530 million in revenue in the September quarter. That accounted for just 4 percent of Intel’s total revenue in the quarter, but it grew 14 percent over the previous year, which was faster than the company’s PC business. Dell, SAP, Tata Consultancy, Accenture and other companies are working with the new reference model, Davis said.(Reporting by Noel Randewich; Editing by Alan Crosby) December 10, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

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ESET Online Scanner review

first_imgESET Online Scanner review by Martin Brinkmann on April 28, 2016 in Software – Last Update: April 28, 2016 – 13 commentsESET Online Scanner is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to run a one-time scan for malicious and potentially unwanted items.It is an on-demand scanner in this regard that you can run alongside any installed antivirus or security solution.The program is compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows from Windows NT all the way up to the latest version Windows 10. Please note that Windows 8 and 10 are not mentioned on the system requirements page on the ESET website, but the program ran fine during tests on these systems.The program itself has a size of roughly 6 Megabyte and requires administrator rights to run. You can run the program from any location on a system, and get a couple of configuration options before the latest signature database is downloaded and scans are run.ESET Online ScannerThe settings page lists the following options:Enable/Disable detection of potentially unwanted applications.Enable detection of potentially unsafe applications.Enable detection of suspicious applications.Scan archives.Enable Anti-Stealth technology (Anti-Rootkit).Clean Threats automatically.Select the locations that you want ESET Online Scanner to scan.Not all options are enabled by default. The first two are not for instance and you may want to enable those for a thorough scan of the PC.I don’t suggest that you enable the “clean threats automatically” setting as you may want to be in control when it comes to that so that you can block false positives from being quarantined for instance. This is especially important if you enable the detection of potentially unwanted or unsafe applicationsThe download of the signatures and the scan itself take a while. The scan took more than 30 minutes on a 256 Gigabyte fast Solid State Drive that Windows 10 was installed on. The program lacks a “time left” indicator for the remaining scan time.ESET Online Scanner displays all files it scans, a progress bar, the total scan time, and the scanned and infected files.You get options to quarantine files or delete them right away, either way, the threats that they posed to system security and data are eliminated regardless of the option you select.  Information can be copied to the clipboard, or saved to a text file on top of this.The layout is not ideal as you cannot resize the program window. This means that you may have to scroll and expand columns of the results table to see the full path or the threat name. Additionally, there is no option to search for additional information on the Internet.Closing WordsESET Online Scanner is a handy on-demand scanner that you can run to get a second opinion scan. It works similarly to comparable programs such as Dr.Web CureIt, Kaspersky’s AVZ Antiviral Toolkit, or Trend Micro’s Anti-Threat Toolkit.Most companies produce these on-demand scanners as advertisement for their paid products, and this is the case for ESET Online Scanner as well.This does not mean that you cannot use the program once and without paying for ESET software, as it ships with all the tools required to quarantine and remove infected files from the computer system.The reasoning is that if a program like ESET Online Scanner finds something that resident antivirus did not, that users may be inclined to switch fully to the product.ESET paid programs did quite well in recent antivirus tests on sites such as AV Test.Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 4 votes Software Name ESET Online ScannerOperating System WindowsSoftware Category SecurityLanding Page http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/ Advertisementlast_img read more

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TMIST Mammography Study Opens Enrollment

first_img News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Related Content News | Mammography | October 16, 2017 TMIST Mammography Study Opens Enrollment Study will compare 2-D and 3-D mammography to help women make informed decisions about screening tests in the future Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more October 16, 2017 — The Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST), the first randomized trial to compare two types of digital mammography for breast cancer screening, is now open for enrollment. The study was developed by the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. ECOG-ACRIN is leading the trial.TMIST researchers are enrolling healthy women ages 45 to 74 who are already planning to get routine mammograms. By taking part in TMIST, the 165,000 planned participants will provide critical information that will help researchers learn how to most effectively screen women for breast cancer and help women make informed decisions about the screening tests in the future. “Nearly 50 million screening mammograms occur each year in the United States, yet it has been decades since a large-scale randomized trial of mammography has been done,” said Worta McCaskill-Stevens, M.D., director of the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), the NCI program supporting the trial. “The evolution of mammography technology provides us with an opportunity to fill in the gaps in our knowledge about two available breast cancer screening tests.”TMIST is comparing two types of digital mammography approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) : tomosynthesis (known as three-dimensional, or 3-D) and conventional (two-dimensional, or 2-D). Although 3-D mammography, being the newer technology, is likely to detect more findings that require follow-up, it is also likely to lead to more procedures and treatments. It is not known if this newer mammography technology is reducing a woman’s risk of developing a life-threatening (advanced) cancer compared with 2-D mammography. The TMIST trial aims to find out.“We need to determine if 3-D mammography is better than 2-D at finding the sort of breast cancers that are most likely to spread and kill women,” said ECOG-ACRIN study chair Etta D. Pisano, M.D., vice chair of research in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and professor in residence of radiology at Harvard Medical School, Boston. “If a newer screening technology does not reduce the numbers of advanced, life-threatening cancers, then are we really improving screening for breast cancer?”TMIST researchers are collecting data on the results of every mammogram, whether the breast imaging shows no signs of cancer, findings suspicious of cancer, or a breast cancer. Any medical follow-ups, such as more imaging or biopsies, are also being reported. TMIST researchers intend to follow all participants for breast cancer status, treatment and outcomes from the time of randomization until the end of the clinical study (at least 2025).Based on the findings of earlier studies, researchers know that the vast majority of women in the study will not develop breast cancer. If a woman does receive a diagnosis of any kind of breast cancer while in the trial, she will receive treatment just as she would if she was not part of TMIST, while continuing to be part of the trial.In addition to data from mammograms, the trial is building a biorepository for future research on genetic markers for breast cancer by asking all participants to voluntarily submit blood samples and swabs of cells from inside the mouth (buccal cells). This data could, in the future, help women and their doctors decide the best ways to screen for breast cancer by evaluating their individual risk factors for developing the disease. TMIST researchers are also analyzing tissue collected from women who have biopsies during the trial because of mammogram findings that require follow-up. This is to learn more about the biology of breast cancers detected through screening.About 100 mammography clinics in the United States are planning to participate in the trial and are opening on a rolling basis over the next several months. Women are being told about the opportunity to enroll in the trial when they schedule a routine mammogram. Once enrolled, they will be assigned to either 2-D or 3-D mammography screening. Most women enrolled in the trial will be screened annually. Postmenopausal women with no high-risk factors will be screened every two years.To ensure a diverse group of participants, sites are well represented both geographically and by the race/ethnicity of the women the sites serve. Several Canadian clinics are joining the trial, having already enrolled more than 3,000 women in a smaller lead-in study that is helping to inform TMIST.For more information: www.ecog-acrin.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | 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. 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Amazon reInvent Day 3 Lamba Layers Lambda Runtime API and other exciting

first_imgThe second last day of Amazon re:Invent 2018 ended on a high note. AWS announced two new features, Lambda Layers, and Lambda Runtime API, that claim to “make serverless development even easier”. In addition to this, they have also announced that Application Load Balancers will now invoke Lambda functions to serve HTTP(S) requests and Ruby Language support for Lambda. #1 Lambda Layers Lambda Layers allow developers to centrally manage code and data which is shared across multiple functions. Instead of packaging and deploying this shared code together with all the functions using it, developers can put common components in a ZIP file and upload it as a Lambda Layer.  These Layers can be used within an AWS account, shared between accounts, or shared publicly within the developer community. AWS  is also publishing a public layer which includes NumPy and SciPy. This layer is prebuilt and optimized to help users to carry out data processing and machine learning applications quickly. Developers can include additional files or data for their functions including binaries such as FFmpeg or ImageMagick, or dependencies, such as NumPy for Python. These layers are added to your function’s zip file when published. Layers can also be versioned to manage updates, which will make each version immutable. When a version is deleted or its permissions are revoked, a developer won’t be able to create new functions; however, functions that used it previously will continue to work. Lamba layers helps in making the function code smaller and more focused on what the application has to build. In addition to faster deployments, because less code must be packaged and uploaded, code dependencies can be reused. #2 Lambda Runtime API This is a simple interface to use any programming language, or a specific language version, for developing functions. Here, runtimes can be shared as layers, which allows developers to work with a  programming language of their choice when authoring Lambda functions. Developers using the Runtime API will have to bundle the same with their application artifact or as a Lambda layer that the application uses. When creating or updating a function, users can select a custom runtime. The function must include (in its code or in a layer) an executable file called bootstrap, that will be responsible for the communication between code and the Lambda environment. As of now, AWS has made the C++ and Rust open source runtimes available. The other open source runtimes that will possibly be available soon include: Erlang (Alert Logic) Elixir (Alert Logic) Cobol (Blu Age) Node.js (NodeSource N|Solid) PHP (Stackery) The Runtime API will depict how AWS will support new languages in Lambda. A notable feature of the C++ runtime is its simplicity and expressiveness of interpreted languages while maintaining a good performance and low memory footprint. The Rust runtime makes it easy to write highly performant Lambda functions in Rust. #3 Application Load Balancers to invoke Lambda functions to serve HTTP(S) requests This new functionality will enable users to access serverless applications from any HTTP client, including web browsers. Users can also route requests to different Lambda functions based on the requested content. Application Load Balancer will be used as a common HTTP endpoint to both simplify operations and monitor applications that use servers and serverless computing. #4 Ruby is now a supported language for AWS Lambda Developers can use Lambda functions as idiomatic Ruby code, and run them on AWS. The AWS SDK for Ruby is included in the Lambda execution environment by default making it easy and quick for functions to directly interact with the AWS resources directly. Ruby on Lambda can be used either through the AWS Management Console or the AWS SAM CLI. This will ensure developers benefit from the reduced operational overhead, scalability, availability, and pay-per-use pricing of Lambda. Head over to What’s new with AWS to stay updated on upcoming AWS announcements. Read Next Day 1 at the Amazon re: Invent conference – AWS RoboMaker, Fully Managed SFTP Service for Amazon S3, and much more! Amazon introduces Firecracker: Lightweight Virtualization for Running Multi-Tenant Container Workloads AWS introduces ‘AWS DataSync’ for automated, simplified, and accelerated data transferlast_img read more

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MoT develops Tribal Tourism Circuit under Swadesh Darshan scheme

first_imgThe Government of India, under the ambitious project crafted by Ministry of Tourism, is developing Tribal Tourism Circuit in order to expand the infrastructure in the country in a planned and prioritised manner, keeping in view high tourists value and tourists experience, competitiveness, sustainability and promoting employment.Tribal Circuit is one of the fifteen thematic circuits identified for development. The three states identified are Nagaland, Chhattisgarh and Telangana who will be undertaking the development of four sets of destinations under the tribal circuit.In Nagaland, the tribal circuit destinations identified for the development project include the Pehen-Kohima-Wokha circuit and the Mokokchung-Tuensang-Mon circuit. The cost involved in the development of these two circuits are INR 97.36 crore and INR 99.67 crore respectively.Jashpur-Kunkuri-Mainpat-Ambikapur-Maheshpur-Ratanpur-Kurdar-SarodadadarGangrel-Kondagaon-Nathyanawagaon-Jagdalpur- Chitrakoot-Tirthgarh are the tribal circuit identified in Chattisgarh.In Telangana, the Integrated Development of Tribal Circuit includes Mulugu-Laknavaram-Medavaram-Tadvai- Damaravi- Mallur-Bogatha Waterfalls.last_img read more

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Wells Fargo Owes 125M in Mortgage Suit

first_img After a contentious suit, “”Wells Fargo””:https://www.wellsfargo.com/ agreed to settle with a group of pension funds and investors over allegations the mortgage giant dropped the ball on the risks involved with mortgage-backed securities, which plaintiffs called subpar and poorly written.[IMAGE]””Wells Fargo””:https://www.wellsfargo.com/ settled in a California federal court on Wednesday, ending a nearly two-year exchange between several pension funds and the bank. The funds included those in Alameda County, Detroit, Guam, and New Orleans, among others.[COLUMN_BREAK]””The proposed settlement agreement is a negotiated resolution as to all named defendants and is intended to avoid the distraction and expense of litigation,”” Ancel Martinez, a spokesperson for “”Wells Fargo””:https://www.wellsfargo.com/, said in a telephone interview, according to “”_Bloomberg News_””:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-07/wells-fargo-to-pay-125-million-to-settle-mortgage-backed-securities-case.html?cmpid=yhoo.In their complaint, the plaintiffs alleged that “”Wells Fargo””:https://www.wellsfargo.com/ sold a set of 28 mortgage-backed securities in 2005 and 2006, misstating and neglecting important details related to the quality of the mortgages. “”Wells Fargo””:https://www.wellsfargo.com/ denied the allegations.The troubled mortgage giant must still settle other lawsuits regarding mortgage-backed securities. Plaintiffs in the suits include investors from “”Charles Schwab Corp.””:https://www.schwab.com/public/schwab/home/welcomep.html, several Federal Home Loan Banks, and others, all of which want billions of dollars in settlements, according to “”Dow Jones Newswire””:http://www.nasdaq.com/aspx/stock-market-news-story.aspx?storyid=201107081006dowjonesdjonline000356&title=update-wells-fargo-settles-mortgage-backed-security-suit-for-125-million.Courts still need to sign off on the settlements, with a final ruling required sometime in the fall. The suit follows a “”Bank of America Corp.””:https://www.bankofamerica.com/ agreement to settle $8.5 billion in investor claims over bond sales guaranteed by home loans packaged by Countrywide Financial Corp., according to “”_Bloomberg News_””:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-07/wells-fargo-to-pay-125-million-to-settle-mortgage-backed-securities-case.html?cmpid=yhoo. Agents & Brokers Bank of America Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers Wells Fargo 2011-07-08 Ryan Schuette Share Wells Fargo Owes $125M in Mortgage Suitcenter_img in Origination, Servicing July 8, 2011 448 Views last_img read more

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Guests of the Montage Beverly Hills opening in Nov

first_imgGuests of the Montage Beverly Hills opening in November will be able to take advantage of a yet to be named VIP Service Managing Director Ali V. Kasikci told Elite Traveler. The service being developed under the guidance of Director of Sales & Marketing Leslie MacKillop will start with guests being taken to the airport at their departure city in the U.S. They will be met curbside and escorted to a VIP lounge while baggage will be tagged by VIP staff. Upon arrival in Los Angeles guests will be met at the gate upon arrival and taken directly to a limousine and brought to the hotel. A second car and driver will retrieve the luggage at baggage claim and deliver it to the hotel.Among the features that will interest elite travelers, the hotel plans two Presidential Suites, including a Presidential Suite that can be connected to the Governors Suite via two single rooms to create a four-bedroom complex including the two suites and two regular rooms. A benefit of the layout will be an interior hallway that connects all four units so guests do not have to transit through bedrooms to get from one end of the complex to the other. An additional three regular rooms can be taken for a two-suite, five-room (total seven bedroom) layout in which the entire wing can be closed off.last_img read more

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