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Contract Awarded for Road Construction in HRM

first_imgTRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS–Contract Awarded for RoadConstruction in HRM Motorists near the Lacewood Drive entrance to Bayers LakeIndustrial Park may soon get a smoother ride and faster traveltimes thanks to a rebuilt interchange at Lacewood Drive andHighway 102. A contract worth $1.3 million has been awarded to DexterConstruction. Work at Exit 2A of the interchange is underway andis to be completed later this year. The province and the HalifaxRegional Municipality are sharing the costs of the project. “This is another substantial investment in the road network ofthe metro region,” said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportationand Public Works. “We are working to provide the best roadnetwork possible for the travelling public.” As part of the work, Lacewood Drive will be widened and repavedat the interchange area and permanent traffic lights will beinstalled at the end of the off-ramps. The Department of Transportation and Public Works highwaysdivision manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains an inventory of 3,800 bridges and operatesseven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from districtoffices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more

UniSelect says extreme winter helping sales in Canada causing closures in US

MONTREAL – Automotive parts distributor Uni-Select says the extreme winter weather is driving higher sales in Canada but hampering business in the United States where it has forced an unprecedented number of store closures.“We had a very strong beginning in Canada due to the cold weather conditions,” CEO Richard Roy said Thursday during a conference call about its fourth-quarter results.But snow and ice south of the border, including the U.S. southeast, caused more than 150 stores and eight distribution centres to close for several days, costing more than $4 million of sales in the first six to eight weeks of 2014.Collision repairs, repainting and general maintenance will eventually have a positive impact on results, but clients first have to get to stores once the snow stops, he told analysts.Before the latest winter challenges, Uni-Select (TSX:UNS) beat expectations in the fourth quarter, with profits more than doubling to $10.2 million as growth in sales offset the store closures and the decline in the Canadian dollar.The Quebec-based company earned 48 cents per share for the period ended Dec. 31, compared with 21 cents a year earlier when net income was $4.5 million.Excluding one-time items, Uni-Select earned $13.1 million or 62 cents per share in adjusted profits, seven cents better than analyst forecasts. A year earlier, adjusted profits were $5.7 million or 26 cents per share.Revenues grew by 1.8 per cent to $425.6 million, fuelled by a 5.5 per cent increase in sales.Sales in the U.S. were $305 million on a 5.1 per cent increase in organic sales, while Canadian operations delivered $121 million in sales on a 6.5 per cent gain.Uni-Select attributed the increases to its successful sales initiatives, recruitment of new customers and improved service levels.The increase in sales offset a 2.1 per cent decrease resulting from store closures and the lower value of the loonie.Despite fierce competition, the company said it expects to gain market share while achieving nearly half of its planned $30 million of cost savings after just seven months of its new restructuring plan.Its adjusted EBITDA margin doubled to 5.8 per cent in the quarter on organic sales growth and a plan that cut $8.7 million of costs in the quarter from the closure of five corporate stores and one warehouse, along with the sale of six stores. Five more warehouses will be closed this year while a new one is opened.For the full year, Uni-Select’s net income decreased 27.6 per cent to $21.3 million. Excluding one-time costs, it increased to $50.7 million from $45.9 million in 2012.Revenues decreased 0.5 per cent to $1.8 billion despite a 1.9 per cent increase in organic sales.U.S. sales were $1.3 billion, while Canadian operations reached $494 million.The declining Canadian dollar negatively impacted sales by $14.9 million and net earnings by $700,000 for the year, the company said.Sara O’Brien of RBC Capital Markets said that while the adjusted profits beat estimates, about 10 cents per share was due to a tax recovery.The analyst said the adjusted margin grew to 5.8 per cent but it was below her forecast of 6.6 per cent.“We see this quarter as neutral given solid organic growth is offset by EBITDA margin miss,” she wrote in a report.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Uni-Select’s shares closed up 17 cents to $29.18 in Thursday trading.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter Uni-Select says extreme winter helping sales in Canada, causing closures in U.S. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 27, 2014 2:42 pm MDT read more

Prime Minister Theresa May backs statue of One Nation Baldwin

first_imgEnglish politicians Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley and Neville Chamberlain in Downing Street, London English politicians Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley and Neville Chamberlain in Downing Street, LondonCredit:Getty Images With Britain bitterly divided over its future it may seem out of step with the nation’s mood to erect a statue to the politician who coined the phrase ‘One Nation’.But campaigners say that is precisely why the country should honour the former Conservative Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin.They are calling for a statue to the man most closely associated with the philosophy of ‘One Nation Conservatism’ – describing the party’s responsibility for the welfare and prosperity of all sections of society – to be erected in his Worcestershire constituency.The campaign has now received a boost from Prime Minister Theresa May, who has agreed to become patron of the Stanley Baldwin Statue Appeal to raise £150,000 towards the cost.In a letter to Lt Col Patrick Holcroft, the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire, she said: “Stanley Baldwin should be recognised as one of the most significant figures of twentieth-century British politics. “It was he who coined the phrase ‘One Nation’ to describe that fundamental aspect of the Conservative approach to politics, and he put it into practice with important social reform – introducing the first pensions scheme, extending health insurance and unemployment benefit, and giving women the vote on the same terms as men.”Mrs May added: “As the Prime Minister of a One Nation Conservative Government, I am delighted to hear of the plans to erect a statue in his honour in his birthplace and former constituency of Bewley. I fully support this appeal and wish it every success in reaching its target.”Baldwin, who was born 150 years ago, is regarded as one of Britain’s most successful party leaders, having won three general elections – in 1924, 1931 and 1935 – and served as Prime Minister between 1923-24, 1924-29 and 1935-37.He was also a dominant force in the National Government led by the Labour leader Ramsay McDonald from 1931 to 1935.During his Premierships he was forced to tackle the national crises borne out of the General Strike of 1926 and the abdication of King Edward VIII, in 1936.Campaigners point out that during the 1930s, a time of potentially incendiary social divisions and class conflict, Baldwin extended the vote to all adult women, guided the country through the Great Depression, introduced social and welfare reforms and persuaded Britain to rearm in the face of the growing strength of Hitler and the Nazis.Andrew Grant, chairman of the fundraising appeal and husband of Baldwin’s great granddaughter Beatrice, said: “He was a politician who felt you should represent everybody, regardless of their politics or how they had voted. That’s a lesson we should perhaps learn today, at a time when the country is divided.”Baldwin was also imbued with a social conscience which was to guide his government’s’ policies. During the 1912 coal strike he provided an allowance for workers at his family firm, the iron, coal and steel conglomerate Baldwins Ltd, to ensure they did not suffer hardship.In 1938 he appealed in a BBC broadcast for the nation to support his fund for refugees to help Jewish children fleeing Nazi germany.The appeal raised £200,000 – the equivalent of £12.5 million today Speaking at the launch of the statue appeal at the House of Lords, the 4th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley described him as “charitable, far sighted, tough when he had to be; a deeply good man of high ability.”He added: “His own assessment of his work, interestingly, was the restoration of public standards; preserving the constitution through easing Labour’s integration within the parliamentary system; and in his own words ‘the binding together of all classes of our people in an effort to make life in this country better in every sense of the word.’”More than £60,00 has been raised by the appeal so far, and sculptor Martin Jennings, who created the statue of the poet John Betjeman at St Pancras International station in London, has begun work on a life size statue of Baldwin to be erected next to the Guildhall in Bewdley. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Tschudi copper contract for BE International in Namibia

first_imgProcessing specialist B&E International’s appointment as the BOO contractor for the crushing, agglomeration and stacking plant for the 17,000 t/y Tschudi copper project in northern Namibia represents a milestone in the company’s strategic plan to build on its solid reputation as a contract crushing and mineral processing specialist in order to position itself as a leading engineering project service provider. This contract, B&E International’s first in the copper sector and its first installation on a greenfields mine, is also set to become its biggest engineering contract.Tschudi will be an open-pit, heap leach, SX-EW project producing 99.99% pure copper cathodes on site. Awarded in the fourth quarter of 2013, the contract involves primary, secondary and tertiary crushing, agglomeration and plant maintenance as well as operation of the heap leach stacking process. The plant will process 2.1 Mt/y of copper ore on a BOO basis at the mine.It is currently in the design phase and B&E International will shortly initiate the manufacture of ancillary plant equipment. All major capex items have been specified and procurement finalised, with site establishment likely to begin by May 2014. The plant must be fully operational by the end of December 2014.About three years ago the company took a strategic decision to diversify its mining offering to include EPCM mineral processing plant, explains Ken Basson, director responsible for B&E International’s Plant & Engineering Division. “We’ve amassed a vast pool of intellectual and mechanical resources that enable us to manage entire process solutions for our customers, from conception to commissioning and day-to-day operations, at very favourable rates in comparison to traditional project houses. Our competitive advantage lies in the fact that we’ve designed and operated plant for our own use for many years and this experience is incorporated into our design philosophy.”B&E International’s first turnkey project was successfully completed in 2012 and involved design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of a 600 t/h dry coal processing plant for the African Exploration Mining and Finance Corp’s Vlakfontein colliery in Mpumalanga. Basson says the successful delivery of this project is a clear indication of the company’s ability to provide a single source service.A subsequent major project saw the design, build, commissioning and handover of a complete turnkey aggregate processing plant for Raumix Aggregates. Similar smaller contracts have been executed in Namibia and South Africa for customers in the diamond industry over the past two decades.“We’re differentiated in the market by virtue of the fact that we can actually run the plants that we design, taking all the responsibility and risk for their performance,” comments Dewald Janse van Rensburg, Managing Director, B&E International.  “Our revenue stream is based on a certain level of production per month, so we design with reliability as a critical criterion.”“Another key driver is ease of plant maintenance. The less complex a plant, the more feasible it is to optimise its reliability. Plant reliability and operational efficiency are the cornerstones of our business. This includes the ability to come up with a purpose-built solution that takes into account the characteristics of the specific material to be processed. For instance, at Tschudi the copper ore has a high plasticity index and our design philosophy must take cognisance of this phenomenon in order to ensure that the processing plant operates at the required efficiency.“The single source approach to mineral processing is becoming a trend in the mining industry, because it benefits clients by cutting through a lot of contractual complexity and ensures optimal efficiencies.”last_img read more

AMD moves to 28nm for mobile Radeon GPUs

first_imgYesterday, the big news in the world of processors was Intel’s launch of the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture. As well as promising a 20% performance gain coupled with a 20% decrease in energy use, Intel updated the onboard GPU to HD Graphics 4000. The net result: up to a 50% increase in graphics performance.That was yesterday though, and today AMD has come out the gate fighting with three new high-end mobile Radeon chips (the 7700M, 7800M, and 7900M) sporting new features and a significant increase in specs/performance.At the beginning of 2012 AMD launched the 7000M series of mobile GPUs, which included the 7400M, 7500M, and 7600M chips. They offered a GPU running at up to 725MHz, with 480 processing streams, PCI Express 2.1, DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.2, OpenCL 1.1, and resolutions up to 2560 x 1600.AMD has now surpassed what the, until now, high end 7600M offered. Of the 3 new GPU lines, the 7970M provides the best performance by increasing the clock speed to 850MHz, more than doubling the stream processors to 1,280, and adding support for PCI Express 3, DirectX 11.1, and bolting on 2GB GDDR5 memory.The other big advantage these new 7000M series GPUs have is a change in architecture. AMD is calling it Graphics Core Next (GCN). Where as previous mobile Radeons have used a 40nm process, the new GPUs are the first to move to 28nm and a new instruction set.AMD has also taken the opportunity to introduce AMD Enduro and AMD ZeroCore tech to the processors. ZeroCore allows the Radeon chip to consume “virtually no power” when idle, while Enduro scales the performance of the chip based on what you are doing. It can even shut the GPU down completely, which works when combined with an APU system that has integrated graphics handling everything except graphical intensive tasks such as games. To help support this there’s also AMD App Acceleration, which will offer over 200 applications that will benefit from GPU-accelertion by using the AMD App SDK.In terms of raw performance, AMD is touting some serious gains over Nvidia’s GTX 675M mobile GPU as the table below shows:Whether such performance claims are achievable outside of AMD won’t be known until independent testing is performed on shipping hardware. But the move to a 28nm process combined with higher clock speed, significantly more processing streams, and AMD Enduro/ZeroCore means any laptop carrying one of these new GPUs will offer high-end performance as well as extended battery life.last_img read more

Nursing home audit changes welcomed by Fronditha Care

first_imgNursing homes are required to pass a thorough accreditation every three years, but are given three-months notice of the visit. That gives facilities the chance to get their paperwork in order, train or schedule more staff on the day and spruce up their homes.Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt told the National Press Club on Wednesday the new measures were designed “to help ensure safe, quality care standards are maintained at all times.”Spot visits already exist in the industry, but are not as thorough as the usual three-year accreditation, which looks at 44 outcomes.Fronditha Care’s Thornbury facility in Melbourne’s north received a spot visit on Monday 24 October where the living environment, behaviour management, OH&S and infection control management policies and practices were assessed.Operations Manager Jim Scantsonihas said the nursing home very successfully passed its audit and was given lots of positive feedback by the assessors. Mr Scantsonihas thinks less notice forces nursing home operators to enact more permanent policies to maintain high standards. It is something he thinks is good for the industry and for the care loved ones receive in the facilities.“If we’re doing the right thing, as we always should be, we’re prepared any day of the week,” he said.His only reservation with the measure is being able to ensure enough staff is on duty so the facility can still run smoothly and residents won’t be adversely affected.“It takes a lot of time out of people’s day, particularly management staff that have to make information available to assessors and answer any requests,” Mr Scantsonihas said.“It leaves us a bit short staffed.”Fronditha Care’s CEO George Lekakis hopes the government would consider giving providers a short notice for rostering purposes to make personnel available over a two-day period for the accreditation process.Each of Fronditha Care’s five facilities have passed their six month spot visits this year, and are expecting their second visit shortly.Fronditha Care has passed every three-year accreditation since the company was established in 1977. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Woman killed by hitandrun driver in Vancouver

first_imgA woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver Thursday in Central Vancouver. The alleged driver, followed from the scene by witnesses, has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide and felony hit and run causing death.The crash occurred about 7:19 p.m. on Fourth Plain Boulevard between Neals Lane and Rossiter Lane, according to Kevin Stromberg, firefighter-paramedic for the Vancouver Fire Department.Witnesses at the scene said the woman was crossing Fourth Plain in a crosswalk at Neals Lane when she was struck by a silver Honda hatchback going as fast as 80 mph. She was thrown 125 feet from the crosswalk to the front of Becerra’s Plaza on Fourth Plain.Witness Kacie Freedman of Vancouver said the woman had stepped into the crosswalk, saw the speeding vehicle and took a step back, but not in time to avoid the car. She fell on top of the hood and then was propelled a story high into the air, Freedman said. Her belongings, including a notebook, brown shoes and a cream and brown purse, were strewn along Fourth Plain.Witnesses followed the vehicle to a residence east of the crash site. Vancouver police located the vehicle and detained the alleged driver, James I. Collins, 37. After an interview, they placed him under arrest.last_img read more

Washougal woman pleads guilty to 2011 arson

first_imgA Washougal woman who set her house ablaze while facing a pending divorce and foreclosure in 2011 pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree arson.Billinda Jantzer, 51, will be sentenced Sept. 11. Jantzer, who has no criminal history, faces a standard sentencing range of three to nine months in jail.Jantzer allegedly planned to torch the house Jan. 12, 2011, while she stayed inside, according to court documents.Her grown son, concerned over a grim text message that she sent him just before the fire, rushed to the house and rescued her.Firefighters were called to the fire at the home at 530 S.E. Blair Road. A large plume of smoke was reported as the call came in, and firefighters arrived to find the rear of the home engulfed in flames. The house was eventually destroyed.Fire investigators zeroed in on Jantzer after neighbors reported seeing her and her son driving away as the house went up in flames, according to court documents.In an interview with investigators, Jantzer said she had used gasoline to set the fire in the living room, according to court documents. She said she was upset about her looming divorce and foreclosure of the house.last_img read more

Lions Club gifts 100 bicycles to girls

first_imgSecunderabad: The Lions Clubs International District 320 C distributed 100 bicycles to girl students at the Old Municipal Office, Kapra recently. The beneficiaries were identified from various sections of society and schools. Lion P Ravindranath Gupta, District Governor, 320 C of Lions International handed over the bicycles.Speaking on the occasion, he said that the organization plans to embark on more projects such as opening of eye hospitals and dialysis centres. G S Lakshmi, the only woman to be appointed on the ICC International panel of match referees, was felicitated for her achievement.Lion K Krishnamurthy and Lion A Gopala Rao, Vice District Governors and other members of the cabinet were installed on the occasion. Lion A Linga Reddy, eminent philanthropist was the installation chairperson for the event.last_img read more

Flipkart Opens Offline Collection Centers for Online Purchases

first_imgDomestic e-commerce major Flipkart is opening collection centres, which will allow customers receive the goods ordered on its site. The move is aimed at making online purchases more convenient, besides finding a solution to “costly problem of failed package deliveries.”The Bengaluru-based online retailer has opened 20 such centres named as ‘experience zones’ in 10 cities and plans to increase their number to 100 by March next year.The collection centres will be of great significance for Flipkart to scale up its operations in small towns and villages, as the success in such markets is highly dependent on these facilities.Flipkart is setting up these centres in partnership with its logistics division Ekart.”We believe this model is a resolution to customer unavailability issues, as it offers consumers a choice to adjust the delivery time and location according to their convenience,” Neeraj Aggarwal, senior director of delivery operations at Flipkart, told The Economic Times.”It also provides a solution to restrictions on delivery agents at tech parks, gated communities and universities,” Aggarwal said.A main challenge faced by domestic e-commerce firms is customers’ absence at the time of delivery. Delivery failures result in increased costs for both the online retailers and their vendors.Collection centres are expected to offer solution to delivery failures and “last-mile delivery costs”, which constitute nearly 28 percent of total cost involved in transporting goods to the customers.Flipkart saw 80 percent of orders collected at ‘experience zones’, which are opened to study their effectiveness, on a pilot basis.The company also plans to roll out other value-added services at the stores, Aggarwal said. The services include spot trials, instant returns, cash on return, open box deliveries, product demos, and other third-party repair services.last_img read more

Bengaluru ED raids Amnesty International office for alleged violation of FDI guidelines

first_imgEnforcement Directorate (ED) raids the human rights body Amnesty.                REUTERSThe Enforcement Directorate (ED) searched the human rights body Amnesty International India’s headquarters in Bengaluru for remittances from abroad allegedly in violation of FDI guidelines, said an official on Thursday.”We have been conducting searches at Amnesty’s office in Bengaluru and its Director’s (Aakar Patel) residence in the city since afternoon,” an ED source told IANS from New Delhi.In a statement later, the economic intelligence agency said Amnesty had received Rs 36-crore foreign funds till date from overseas in violation of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) guidelines.”The Amnesty International India Foundation Trust (AIIFT) resorted to bypassing the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 (FCRA) by floating commercial entity in the name of Amnesty International India Pvt Ltd (AIIPL) after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) denied permission for its registration,” said the Directorate in the statement.Of the Rs 36 crore received through commercial route, Rs 10 crore was placed in FD (fixed deposit) as it is a long-term loan.”The NGO’s another entity – Indians for Amnesty International Trust (IAIT) had opened an overdraft facility for Rs 14.25 crore by keeping the Rs 10-crore FD as collateral,” noted the statement.The remaining Rs 26 crore was received in two other bank accounts of AIIPL as consultancy services’.”Searches were conducted at Amnesty’s Bengaluru office in this background and further investigation is in progress, a added the statement.An Amnesty official confirmed the search, which began on Thursday afternoon.”The search has been on since afternoon,” the official told IANS later.last_img read more

Youths bullethit body found in Jessore

first_imgPolice recovered the bullet-hit body of an identified youth from Nauli Khal sluice gate area in Abhaynagar upazila of Jessore district on Saturday morning.Anisur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Abhaynagar Police Station, said locals spotted his body in the area around 9 am and informed police.Later, police recovered the body.Police also recovered a revolver, 2 bullet shells from the spot, added the OC.last_img

DC Latino Caucus hosts DC Community Voter Education Rally

first_imgIn an effort to spread voter awareness, educate the community on important issues and inclusive civic engagement, the D.C. Latino Caucus and various community partners invite you to the “D.C. Community Voter Education Rally” at Lamont Park, 3258 Mount Pleasant Street NW on Nov. 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is a safe space for all affiliations, and all are encouraged to attend to learn more about the current election and the process of voting. The event is free to the public. For more information, visit dclc.org.last_img read more

Police Bust Massive Counterfeit Lego Operation

first_imgStay on target Law enforcement officials in China struck a major blow in the fight against knock-off Lego products. A coordinated raid has shut down one of the biggest offenders around.For years, a company called Lepin has been producing buildable toys. Like Lego, theirs are also made from bricks. They’re also 100 percent Lego-compatible, come with identical minifigs, and feature instructions and packaging that they only barely bothered to alter, like swapping Lego City for Lepin Cities or Ninjago for Ninjasaga. Clever, right?Photo Credit: WeiboWell, Lego was understandably not all that keen on what Lepin was doing. The Lego Group filed a civil suit in China against Lepin (and three other companies) in September of 2016. Just over two years later, a judge ruled in Lego’s favor.The defendants were ordered to pay around $670,000 in compensation and were ordered to cease sales, promotion, and production of all offending items immediately.Photo Credit: WeiboLepin apparently didn’t take the court too seriously and carried on as though nothing had ever happened. We’re pretty sure the officer in this photo is saying something along the lines of “seriously, did you think we wouldn’t find out about this?”Just how big a problem was Lepin? Police shut down three separate warehouses and more than 10 production lines. They also confiscated almost 100 molds, 200,000 manuals, 200,000 retail boxes, and a whopping 630,000 packaged sets.Photo Credit: WeiboShanghai police also arrested four suspects and proclaimed that they had “destroyed the criminal gang.” They also destroyed the gang’s equipment just to make sure that the operation wouldn’t just be fired right back up as soon as they exited the building.Oh, and they also found almost $30 million in cash lying around. That’s a good indication that Lepin had been doing rather well with its knockoffs.With that kind of cash involved, it seems pretty likely another counterfeiter will fill the gap left by Lepin. For now, though, the folks at Lego can sleep a little easier.More on Geek.com:Lego Made Bricks to Help Kids and Adults Learn BrailleThe 11 Best Movie-Based Lego SetsLego Sets Might Be Better Investments Than Gold Lego Unveils ‘Friends’ 25th Anniversary Central Perk SetThis Tree House Is Lego’s Most Sustainable Set Ever last_img read more

Synergy Radiology Associates Provides Distributed Contract Reading Via The Cloud

first_imgFor more information: www.scimage.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 With more than 50 radiologists, Synergy is the largest private radiology practice in the Houston metropolitan area and services nine hospitals and several outpatient clinics. Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Deploying the consolidated reading environment required little to no up-front investment in infrastructure or additional support. October 2, 2015 —Sometimes, it is just simpler to use the cloud. Synergy Radiology recognized the high value, low risk of ScImage’s PICOM Cloud PACS to help expand the reach of their radiology reading service. The distributed reading performance, the massive scalability and the rapid report delivery clearly met Synergy’s expectations as they continue to expand their revenue sphere. Technology | Remote Viewing Systems | October 02, 2015 Synergy Radiology Associates Provides Distributed Contract Reading Via The Cloud News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… 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 | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Related Content News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Workflow is made easier by allowing contract sites to automatically push new imaging studies to the cloud, along with patient history documents, requisitions and technologists’ notes. Pending exams, while consolidated in one common worklist, are isolated by owner in the cloud. The radiologists simply opens the next unread exam, uses voice recognition technology for reporting and e-signs the report. The richly formatted report is returned to the point of care with automation, typically in less than seven minutes. 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 | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read morelast_img read more

Jemera Rone dogged human rights researcher in conflict zones dies at 72

first_imgIt was the mid-1980s, at the height of a brutal civil war in El Salvador, when Jemera Rone, a young American lawyer working for a human rights group, watched as five decomposed bodies were brought up from a well.Four had been shot, one garroted. The stench was overpowering. Later, Rone spoke of that day with an interviewer for Mother Jones magazine.“Her voice cracks only once, when she describes how the mother of one of the victims identified her son only by the neatly folded handkerchief in the pocket of his pants,” the magazine wrote in a 1988 profile of Rone.Having spent years in El Salvador for the human rights group Americas Watch, Rone became known for her intrepid and meticulous work as she visited remote sites across the war zone, gathering evidence of abuses by death squads and trying to dispel false reports intended to bolster U.S. financing for right-wing, anti-Sandinista forces in nearby Nicaragua.“She expanded the scope of what can be verified in a country determined to hide its crimes,” Mother Jones wrote.It seemed an unexpected leap from the privileged corridors of Barnard College, where she had been an undergraduate, and Skadden Arps, the New York law firm where she had worked as a corporate takeover litigator from 1977 to 1985. But she also had a progressive streak that included an early stint as a women’s rights lawyer and a career-changing trip to El Salvador in 1984 with the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.She spent the next two decades reporting abroad for Human Rights Watch, the agency that expanded from Americas Watch, and became a specialist in the tumult of eastern Africa. She retired in 2006 after a debilitating car accident and lived in Washington until her death at a District of Columbia hospital on July 29. She was 72.By all accounts, Rone made her deepest mark in Sudan, where she built a reputation as a dogged researcher who reported on abuses by rebel and government forces in a murky conflict where power switched hands.Unpretentious and blunt, she cut an unmistakable figure in the field. Photographs show her swathed in voluminous tribal robes and scarves with tousled orange hair poking through, taking notes in a camp by flashlight or bumping through the bush in a four-wheel-drive truck.During 15 years of research in Sudan, she documented numerous atrocities, including ethnic slaughter and village destruction. She explored the role of human rights abuses in a 1990 famine and produced a definitive 567-page tome on the devastating impact of oil exploration and extraction in southern Sudan, including the displacement of local populations.Although passion drove her, friends said, Rone’s enduring legacy was to bring lawyerly, dispassionate expertise to issues where truth was often overshadowed by moral outrage and ideological fervor.In particular, Human Rights Watch officials said, she pioneered the application of humanitarian “laws of war” to internal conflicts, which meant holding government authorities and rebel or irregular militias to the same standards. They said her approach came to define later rights reporting in diverse conflicts, including Syria.Corrine Dufka, a longtime colleague of Rone’s, recalled meeting her “over dinners or exhumations” in El Salvador and later finding her “buried in a book on Nuer-Dinka sub-clan relations” in Sudan.In an emailed tribute, Dufka praised Rone for her thick skin and terrier-like focus, probing atrocities until there was “at times literally, no stone unturned.”Rone’s work sometimes won grudging respect from adversaries, including Reagan administration officials who often overlooked abuses by U.S.-backed forces in El Salvador and the African government and rebel leaders she hounded with equal conviction. One Ugandan leader referred to her with chagrin as “that crazy redhead.”In a 2005 online discussion in The Washington Post about the war in Darfur, Rone described dealing with the Sudanese government in Khartoum as “like being in a parallel universe: everything they said was directly opposite from what the hundreds of victims interviewed by Human Rights Watch and others have said.”Asked by one reader what people could do to help stop the violence in Darfur, Rone replied: “Find new ways of expressing your outrage. . . . Be creative! Don’t stop. And remember, solutions are not easy or fast, but for that reason it is all the more necessary to stay involved and not give up hope. The people of Darfur, I can assure you, are really counting on you.”Read rememberances of Rone on Human Rights Watch’s memorial pageJemera Frances Rone was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 13, 1943. She spent much of her childhood in Venezuela, where her father worked in the oil business. She graduated from Barnard in 1966 with a focus on Spanish literature and economics and completed law school at Rutgers University in 1974.Survivors include a sister, Janice Rone of Arlington, Virginia.© 2015, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Related posts:Elena Poniatowska: Mexican student massacre reminiscent of concentration camps Making the invisible, visible: In Nicaragua, women journalists call for equality Maduro picks new scapegoat for Venezuela’s problems El Salvador to arrest soldiers accused of 1989 priest murderslast_img read more

Millennials Want to Buy Forced to Rent

first_img Apartment List Apartmentlist.com Home buying Millennials Renters 2017-05-26 Brianna Gilpin Share in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News The rate of homeowners in the U.S. has reached a historic low. Many question if the largest living generation, millennials, will purchase homes at similar rates to previous generations. Apartment List’s annual renter survey included input from 24,000 millennials, which they analyzed to better understand homeownership plans.According to Apartment List, 80 percent of renters in the U.S. plan to eventually purchase a home; however affording a home is a significant obstacle. Apartment List said, based on current saving rates, millennials, born between 1982 and 2004, vastly underestimate the amount of savings necessary for a down payment. Many millennials may need up to a decade to save up the needed amount, per Apartment List’s analysis.In many parts of the country, recent improvements in the labor market have not meant that entry-level homes have been more affordable to millennials. According to Apartment List, this leaves millennials with three choices: extend their budgets and purchase at higher debt-to-income ratios, heightening the risk of mortgage default; migrate to more affordable areas; or delay buying a home.Using Dallas as an example of this trend, apartment list found that of 82 percent of millennials that plan to buy, 72 percent are waiting because they cannot afford to buy. Forty-five percent of millennials are not ready to settle down and 37 percent are waiting for marriage to purchase a home. The expected amount of years to save for a down payment was 5.1 years, however based on their current savings rate, Dallas millennials will need 9.3 years on average to save enough for a 20 percent down payment.Though millennials in Dallas estimate the down payment to be $20,380, based on the median apartment condo price, a 20 percent down payment would be $33,660, 39 percent more than the estimated amount.Apartment List said homeownership has traditionally been a key component of the American Dream and the primary driver of wealth creation for families. Despite recent leveling off following the aftermath of the 2008 housing market collapse, rates have not shown signs of recovering to its pre-recession peak. Lack of savings combined with the shortage of affordable starter homes could leave a large amount of millennials renting for years.center_img May 26, 2017 660 Views Millennials: Want to Buy, Forced to Rentlast_img read more

Demetra Investment net asset value per share seen at below 071 euros

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