Microsoft may launch 15inch Surface Laptop 3

first_imgSan Francisco: Microsoft may launch a 15-inch Surface Laptop 3 next month alongside a 13.5-inch model, which is the same screen size as the Surface Laptop 2’s. The company is also expected to launch an AMD-powered Surface Laptop 3 and it is possible that this chip could be found on this rumoured 15-inch model, The Verge reported on Sunday. As per the report, Microsoft will still offer a screen with a 3:2 aspect ratio, as it did on the 13.5-inch Surface Laptop. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year In addition, the larger 15-inch model will likely support the Surface Pen as well. The company is rumoured to launch dual-screen Surface device, codenamed Centaurus. In addition to the Centaurus, Microsoft would bring Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7 and Surface Book 3 in October. Surface earbuds is also expected to launch, as well as new keyboards with a dedicated Office button taking the place of the right-hand Windows key.last_img read more

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Suncor Energy reports third quarter net earnings of 169 billion

Suncor Energy reports third quarter net earnings of $1.69 billion CALGARY – Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU) says it recorded net earnings were $1.69 billion, or $1.13 per common share, for the third quarter, compared with $1.54 billion, or $1.01 per common share, in the third quarter of 2012,The Calgary-based energy giant credits record production in the oil sands segment and favourable pricing for western Canadian crude oil.Suncor says it logged record average quarterly production of 396,400 barrels per day at its oil sands operations and lower cash operating costs of $32.60 per barrel.During the quarter, Suncor completed the sale of a significant portion of its natural gas business in Western Canada for proceeds of $1 billion, before adjustments and other closing costs, resulting in an after-tax gain of $130 million.On Wednesday, Suncor announced that its Fort Hills oil sands mining project received sanction. The project is expected to provide Suncor with up to 73,000 barrels a day of bitumen, with the first oil expected by the fourth quarter of 2017.“This quarter’s results reflect a significant step forward in our drive to increase profitability,” said Steve Williams, president and chief executive officer.“We achieved record oil sands production in the quarter as a result of debottlenecking activities that unlocked production in our mining operations, increased our operational flexibility and added incremental barrels at a low cost.” by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 30, 2013 10:31 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Spain princess at tax fraud trial My husband paid the bills

by Alan Clendenning And Iain Sullivan, The Associated Press Posted Mar 3, 2016 3:24 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 3, 2016 at 4:50 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain – Spain’s Princess Cristina testified Thursday at her tax fraud trial that her husband handled all bill payments for the couple and she didn’t know why some costs for their lavish lifestyle including an African safari and more than 1,000 euros ($1,100) for wine were charged to a credit card for a company they co-owned.The princess spent about 20 minutes answering questions from her lawyer aimed at distancing her from involvement with Aizoon, the real estate consulting company he ran from an office inside the Barcelona mansion they lived in for years with their four children but were forced to sell as their legal troubles mounted.Asked by her lawyer why she never talked with her husband about what the company did, Cristina responded that “they weren’t issues that interested me. At that time my children were very small and we were very busy.”“He was in charge of the family expenses. I didn’t get involved in that,” she added.The case centres on accusations that Urdangarin used his former title of Duke of Palma to embezzle about 6 million euros ($6.6 million) in public funds for the non-profit Noos Institute he ran with a partner that put on sport conferences. Seventeen people are charged, including Urdangarin and the princess.Money went from Noos to Aizoon, which Urdangarin and the princess testified was set up to receive his income. A three-judge panel hearing the case will weigh whether the couple criminally abused Aizoon, described in court papers as a “front company” that may have funded luxury vacations and parties at the couple’s modernist mansion along with other expenses.Immediately after taking the stand, Cristina invoked her right to answer only questions posed by her own lawyer and sat silently and listened, but didn’t respond to questions posed by a lawyer for the group that levelled the tax fraud charges.Under Spanish law, groups like the Manos Limpias (Clean Hands) organization involved in the princess’ trial can pursue criminal charges against people when authorities decide not to do so. Prosecutors had recommended not charging the princess, saying she should face an administrative fine at most.The Manos Limpias lawyer, Virginia Lopez Negrete, told the princess she would have asked her about Aizoon and for explanations about personal and business expenses.Cristina’s much-anticipated appearance came after Urdangarin wrapped up three days of testimony and was unable to explain in court how personal expenses like the safari trip and the wine were billed to the Aizoon credit card.But Urdangarin, a former Olympic handball medallist -turned-entrepreneur, insisted he never knew he might have been doing anything questionable.Cristina faces two counts of tax fraud, each carrying a maximum jail sentence of four years. She is the first member of Spain’s royal family to face criminal charges since the monarchy was restored in 1975. Urdangarin faces stiffer charges and a possible jail sentence of nearly 20 years.Urdangarin testified that his wife never used the Aizoon credit but that he and other people did, passing the bills to his secretary at the firm.An investigative judge found that the couple never reported as income personal expenses billed to the company, but Urdangarin testified he relied on the advice of others for determining which expenses should be charged to Aizoon.“I have never been aware of committing any tax offence because I had my advisers who told me everything was correct,” Urdangarin said.The expenses charged to Aizoon cited in court included 15,797 euros ($17,174) for the Africa safari, 6,672 euros for a coaching course for Cristina and 1,357 euros for wine.Urdangarin said he had made Cristina a co-director of Aizoon because he wanted her to be part of the business project but also insisted “she didn’t have anything to do with the company’s activities.”Urdangarin testified Wednesday that palace officials who worked for former King Juan Carlos oversaw the princess’ tax filings and had detailed knowledge of his business operations.Cristina is the sister of King Felipe VI, who took power in 2014 after his father abdicated.Legal experts say Cristina’s defence relies on her convincing the judges that she knew nothing about her husband’s business activities.Testimony by the defendants ended Thursday night but the judges are expected to hear months more testimony from other witnesses and experts.Cristina won’t have to appear in court again until there is a verdict, which isn’t expected until sometime over the summer.___Alan Clendenning reported from Madrid. Associated Press writer Ciaran Giles in Madrid contributed to this report. Spain’s Princess Cristina arrives at a courthouse in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Thursday March 3, 2016, to start testifying in a fraud trial that could result in her spending up to eight-years in prison if convicted. Cristina is the sister of King Felipe VI, who took power in 2014 after his father abdicated, and is the first member of Spain’s royal family to face criminal charges since the monarchy was restored in 1975. (AP Photo/Joan Llado) Spain princess at tax fraud trial: My husband paid the bills read more

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Manufacturers open doors to next generation of engineers

Students across the country will get the chance to see one of the UK’s vanguard industries today (29 June) as companies in the automotive sector throw open their doors in a pilot for a new government initiative.As part of the See Inside Manufacturing programme, the Government and industry are calling on the budding young engineers of tomorrow to see how they can play a role in designing, developing or producing some of the world’s most desired and ground-breaking products.The automotive sector is spearheading the campaign this year inviting pupils, teachers and careers advisers to see first hand some of the UK’s world-class automotive and motorsport facilities and research centres.They will be able to talk to apprentices and learn more about modern high-value manufacturing and the wide range of rewarding jobs in this exciting and diverse sector.“The UK has one of the most diverse auto sectors in the world. It is vital for us to enthuse the next generation about the opportunities these industries have for them,” said Business Secretary Vince Cable. “Anyone who visits the research labs or production facilities that drive our economy cannot fail to be impressed. This initiative will give thousands of school pupils and their teachers an experience they may never forget.“I hope the people who take advantage of this opportunity leave with a better understanding of how they can aspire to be part of the success story of British automotive manufacturing.”“UK automotive has a strong future built on the foundations of innovative engineering and design,” said Paul Everitt, Chief Executive, SMMT. “See Inside Manufacturing demonstrates the extensive range of exciting careers and apprenticeship opportunities within the sector, enabling young people to see what UK automotive has to offer as one of the most exciting and dynamic industries in the world.”Minister for Manufacturing Mark Prisk said, “Today teachers and careers advisers across the country will get a unique opportunity to see the excitement and sense of achievement that careers in industry could bring to young people in their working lives.“Our manufacturing industries are known around the world for high-tech, high-quality products. Some of these are brands recognisable to millions, but we are also known for the smaller firms who have carved out a niche in which their skills and innovation are unmatched.“To secure long-term growth in the UK we must make sure the next generation has both the skills to succeed and the aspiration to use these skills to unlock their own potential.”More than 35 companies and organisations from the automotive sector including some of the most well known names in the Britain’s car industry are supporting See Inside Manufacturing. The automotive sector is trailblazing this year and it is expected that See Inside Manufacturing will be rolled out to the wider manufacturing sector next year.Vince Cable is attending See Inside Manufacturing events at BMW’s MINI plant in Oxford and the catalyst manufacturer Johnson Matthey in Royston, while Mark Prisk is visiting Toyota’s engine plant in Deeside and GM’s plant at Ellesmere Port.The See Inside Manufacturing programme will show the importance of the sector to the UK economy and inspire young people to take up a career in engineering, whether in designing, building or testing new products.Manufacturing accounts for 55% of UK exports and is vital to the country’s long-term economic success.This programme is one example of how government and industry are working together to tackle high youth unemployment rates and train more skilled engineers, alongside other measures including:Increased investment in apprenticeships,New national prize for engineering,A new all-age national careers service,Giving colleges and training providers more freedom to work with local businesses to help them meet skills needs.Click through to download the full schedule of events in June and July from the Automotive Council website. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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First bogus cosmetic surgeon to be convicted of injecting women with fake

“The conviction on this count cannot therefore stand and must be set aside.”The judge, sitting with Mrs Justice Yip, dismissed Melin’s appeal against his conviction relating to Ms Kingscott.Sentencing him to two years for that offence, the judge said his conduct was “well-planned but reckless” and accepted he had expressed “genuine remorse”. A man who left two women with facial injuries after injecting them with fake Botox has had his jail term halved after leading judges overturned one of his convictions.Ozan Melin, 42, of Pole Hill Road, Uxbridge, falsely claimed to be a medically qualified cosmetic surgeon.He was jailed for four years in June last year after being found guilty of two counts of causing grievous bodily harm following a retrial at Bournemouth Crown Court.But his sentence was reduced to two years on Tuesday after Court of Appeal judges overturned one of his convictions.They said that because one woman had consented to the procedure before he told her he was medically qualified, his conviction relating to her could not stand.The Crown Prosecution Service previously said Melin advertised on the internet under his company name “SmoothFace Botox”.Dorset Police said the substance Melin used was unknown but had been ordered over the internet and delivered from China.They said it had not been prescribed by pharmaceutical company Allergan – the only legitimate suppliers of Botox in the UK.Melin claimed to be medically qualified but was not registered as a medical professional with any UK medical body or institution, police said. Marcelle King, from Poole, was left with permanent sinus problems and a drooping brow after Melin administered injections in 2013.Carol Kingscott, from Bristol, suffered severe swelling and burning to her face and was also left with a drooping brow after being injected by him in 2011.In both cases the women had suffered no ill effects after a first course of treatment, but had severe reactions after going back for a free “top-up” offered by Melin.The prosecution case at trial was that each woman only consented to the treatment because he had lied about his medical qualifications and training.However, Mrs King gave evidence that Melin had only told her about his qualifications at her second appointment, moments before injecting her.Quashing his conviction in relation to Mrs King, Mrs Justice Simler said Melin had made no claims about his medical qualifications before the first treatment.The judge said: “She was already in the treatment room poised for the second treatment before any representation was made by the appellant as to his medical qualifications, even taking her evidence at its highest.”It is difficult to see how the statement he made 30 seconds before the injection went in on the second treatment can have had any operative effect on her decision to take up the second treatment. 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. read more

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China continues to buy up iron ore projects in Africa

first_imgShandong Iron and Steel last week announced that it had acquired African Minerals Ltd’s (AML) 75% stake in the Tonkolili iron ore mine in Sierra Leone and that it now owns 100% of the equity of Tonkolili Iron Ore (SL) Ltd and the associated infrastructure company African Port and Railway Services (SL) Ltd. The Administrators understand that Shandong has acquired AML’s interest in those project companies through an enforcement sale over AML’s shares in intermediate holding companies and that this sale was implemented by Madison Pacific Trust, as security agent under the group’s pre-export finance facility, on the instructions of Shandong Steel Hongkong Zengli Ltd, the secured lender under that facility.In conjunction with their legal advisers, the Administrators are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the sale with a view to ensuring that AML’s interest has been dealt with properly, according to the law.The mine contains 12.8 billion tonnes of JORC compliant iron ore resources (11,500 Mt of magnetite ore). It is considered to be one of the world’s largest magnetite deposits.The first phase of development included the establishment of a mine, reconstruction of the Pepel Port and 74 km of existing railway, and the construction of a new 126 km narrow gauge railroad. First phase direct shipping hematite iron ore production increased up to 20 Mt/y in 2013.The second phase was expected to produce 23 Mt/y of high grade hematite concentrate. It includes the construction of a concentrator facility, at the mine site, with a capacity to process 30 Mt/y, and the development of a new purpose built port at Tagrin Point.A proposed third phase was to produce magnetite concentrate using a series of large-scale magnetite concentrators.last_img read more

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An exFG TD who left the party over abortion may be on

first_img Terence Flanagan is looking to get back into politics. Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland By Rónán Duffy http://jrnl.ie/3359245 Apr 26th 2017, 4:21 PM 16,610 Views 72 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share97 Tweet Email2 center_img A FORMER FINE Gael TD who left the party because of his views on abortion is understood to have been granted permission to rejoin.Terence Flanagan effectively resigned from the party when he voted against the government in a 2013 Dáil vote on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.He was one of four Fine Gael TDs who voted against the government – which supported the bill to allow abortion in very limited circumstances – on the issue, which meant they were deemed to have resigned from the parliamentary party.At the time, Flanagan said he had concerns over the suicide provision in the bill. This provision allows for a termination if there is a real and substantial risk of loss of the woman’s life by way of suicide, and three medical practitioners agree that this risk can only be averted by carrying out a termination.He subsequently joined Renua and ran for the party in last year’s general election but performed poorly and lost his seat in Dublin Bay North.Flanagan has now, however, been seen out canvassing for the party according to local Fine Gael candidate Stephanie Regan.“He was certainly out canvassing and he was canvassing for Fine Gael,” Regan said, before adding that she is unhappy about the manner of his return.They’re entitled to bring anyone back into the party but there’s a way of doing things. I wouldn’t be surprised that he would be returning because of changes on various things. The free vote and so forth.Fine Gael has committed to allowing its members a free vote on the divisive issue of abortion, an issue that also forced former junior minister Lucinda Creighton out of the party.The rules of Fine Gael state that anyone who was a member of Fine Gael, but who ran for election for another party, must first be granted permission by the Executive Council if they want to rejoin.It’s understood that Flanagan got permission from the Executive Council on Saturday to approach his local branch to rejoin.Regan says that local members were not made aware that this permission would be granted.“Somebody just said to me ‘is he back?’, and I said ‘I don’t know’. I mean I honestly did not know,” she told TheJournal.ie.“Emails were sent yesterday to the constituency chairperson and no answers were coming back. ”Normally it would be raised at branch meetings and people would have some idea of what’s going on and that just didn’t happen. Nobody knew and I don’t believe anybody knew. The constituency chairperson didn’t know, the constituency executive didn’t know.While Flanagan has been given the green light by the executive committee, it’s understood that no commitment of any kind has been given to him about being selected as a candidate for the party in the next election.Regan agrees that she would be concerned about whether there is an expectation on his behalf that he would be selected as a candidate.“He’s not the kind of candidate that I will be voting for,” she says.“What is he saying is also the important thing? People are entitled to know. He went around long enough stating he was not in Fine Gael. Now he’s saying he is. ”Flanagan did not respond to attempts by TheJournal.ie to contact him for a comment on his position.His brother Declan, who is a Fine Gael councillor in the locality, also did not respond.Additional reporting Christina Finn Read: Renua TD’s premature poster erection in north Dublin >Read: Terence Flanagan on nightmare interview: “I was searching for the words but they just weren’t there” > Terence Flanagan is looking to get back into politics. Wednesday 26 Apr 2017, 4:21 PM Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland An ex-FG TD who left the party over abortion may be on his way back into the fold Terence Flanagan left Fine Gael for Renua but lost his Dáil seat. Short URLlast_img read more

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I feel more alive and can think clearly Seven members of Donegal

first_img By Gráinne Ní Aodha Short URL Apr 6th 2017, 4:55 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 3 Comments 18,037 Views A BROTHER AND sister from a Co Donegal family of 18 siblings have undergone kidney transplants within a couple of weeks of one another.They are sharing their story to raise awareness for Organ Donor Awareness Week this week to acknowledge the selflessness of families of deceased donors including five families who have helped their family.Fiona Black, a mother of four children, from Letterkenny, Donegal and her husband Allister underwent a living-donor kidney transplant in January this year.Her brother, John Kelly, who also lives in Letterkenny, underwent his transplant in December 2016. John had been undergoing hospital dialysis treatment for over five and a half years until a deceased donor kidney came along.Fiona’s time on dialysis was much shorter as for just four months she underwent a home dialysis treatment for eight hours at a time until Allister’s kidney donation to her.Fiona explained, “Organ donation is hugely important particularly to my family. In total seven members of my family have had kidney transplants including my late mother, four sisters and brother. Share594 Tweet Email2 Alister donated a kidney to his wife Fiona. Alister donated a kidney to his wife Fiona. ‘I feel more alive and can think clearly’: Seven members of Donegal family undergo kidney transplants Eleven members of the family have been diagnosed with the same unusual hereditary kidney condition called Tubulo Nephritis. Two of the transplants were from living donors including mine from my husband Allister and one of my sisters, Angela, underwent a living-donor transplant in the US.Two other brothers and two sisters in Fiona’s family have the same unusual hereditary kidney condition called Tubulo Nephritis. The oldest member of the family progressed to dialysis treatment last July and undergoes nightly treatment.“The three others are likely to progress to dialysis treatment and require transplants as their kidney function is declining. Each one of us who were affected only began to experience kidney failure when we were in our late 30s.” Our late mother Bridget went into kidney failure after all of us were born. She passed away in 1997 – 17 years after a kidney transplant which she received from a deceased donor.Fiona’s father Packie passed away 10 months after her death, and her sister Teresa passed away two years ago – both from cancer.She praised the expansion of new services in Letterkenny that made the whole process easier:“Way back in the times when my mother was receiving dialysis she would have to travel to Dublin for her treatment. Thankfully we have a local dialysis centre in Letterkenny now.”Now Fiona and Allister are both fully recovered; Fiona says she didn’t realise how little energy she had until after the transplant.After their experiences, Fiona and many of her extended family carry donor cards.“I have always told my family that when I die that my express wish is that my organs can be donated if they are suitable. I would encourage people to talk about organ donation and let their next of kin know their wishes.”There are over 4,450 people in Ireland being treated for kidney failure, with 2,075 (47%) undergoing dialysis treatment and, thanks to the gift of organ donation, 2,379 (53%) people are enjoying extended life from a kidney transplant.Organ Donor Awareness Week takes place from 1-8 April. For Organ Donor Cards Freetext DONOR to 50050 or download the IKA’s new digital donor card by visiting www.donor.ie on your smartphone.Read: ‘After the transplant, I looked in the mirror and my eyes weren’t yellow anymore, they were white’Read: ‘A profound act of kindness’: Doctor donates kidney to colleague Thursday 6 Apr 2017, 4:55 PM http://jrnl.ie/3327552 last_img read more

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Les chauvessouris ne sont pas à égalité face au réchauffement climatique

first_imgLes chauves-souris ne sont pas à égalité face au réchauffement climatiquePubliant ses travaux en ligne sur le site Journal of the Royal Society Interface, une équipe internationale a évalué l’impact qu’aura le réchauffement global sur la transmission, dans l’air, des sons qu’émettent les chauves-souris pour localiser leurs proies. Fréquence, température, humidité : tels sont les principaux facteurs qui affectent la distance qu’un son parcourt dans l’air avant de devenir trop faible pour être entendu. Une donnée importante – et tout particulièrement en cette période de réchauffement climatique ! – pour les chauves-souris insectivores, qui détectent leurs proies en vol par écholocation. C’est là le thème de la recherche effectuée, en collaboration avec des scientifiques hongrois et chinois, par les spécialistes du laboratoire d’ornithologie de l’Institut Max Planck, en Allemagne. En général, les fréquences sonores élevées sont plus rapidement étouffées dans l’air chaud. Les chercheurs ont donc tenté de savoir ce qu’il advenait pour les chauves-souris si la température de l’air grimpe de 4°C. Une augmentation conforme aux modélisations climatiques.Selon eux, avec une telle hausse, la portion d’espace dans laquelle une chauve-souris peut, physiquement, détecter et donc traquer ses proies pourrait diminuer (en volume) de 10% pour les espèces tropicales et de 21% pour les espèces des écosystèmes tempérés. Pour compenser cette perte, les chiroptères devront adapter alors leurs stratégies.Un changement négatif ou bénéfiqueÀ lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Les solutions qui s’offrent à ces animaux : émettre plus fort ou à une fréquence inférieure, ou encore chasser sur une plus longue durée chaque jour – des changements de comportement biologiquement ‘coûteux’. Cependant, le réchauffement pourrait ne pas être négatif pour toutes les espèces de chiroptères.En effet, toujours pour des raisons d’acoustique dans l’air, il pourrait profiter aux chauves-souris habituées à émettre à des fréquences inférieures à 35 kilohertz dans les écosystèmes tempérés, et à 95 kHz sous les tropiques. Une véritable loterie écologique face à laquelle toutes les espèces de chiroptères ne sont pas à égalité.Le 15 décembre 2013 à 17:34 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Low snowpack hot spring lead to drought declaration for nearly half of

first_imgWashington Gov. Jay Inslee declared drought Monday for nearly half of Washington watersheds, as the mountain snowpack that churns through hydropower dams, irrigates our state’s orchards and provides for fish continues to dwindle well below normal.Twenty days into May, “our statewide snowpack is the fourth-lowest it’s been over the past 30 years,” said Jeff Marti, the drought coordinator for the Washington Department of Ecology.Winter left many areas of the state with lower-than-normal snowpack. A hot, dry spring quickly zapped much of the snow that did accumulate.The water-shortage forecast is serious, Marti said, but not as dire as what played out in 2015, a year of historically low snowpack. That year, harmful algal blooms closed fisheries, salmon died en masse in too-warm streams and agricultural losses exceeded $633 million, according to a federal report billing 2015 as a possible glimpse of our climate future.Still, this year every water basin in the state is below the 30-year median for snowpack, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Many in Central and Western Washington sit below 50%.The Upper Yakima basin — where valuable crops like asparagus, hops and tree fruits grow — currently sits at just 23% of its typical median.The governor declared drought for the Methow, Okanogan and Upper Yakima basins in April. He added 24 more watersheds this month. The state has 62 in total.last_img read more

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Three counts of arson conviction for 19 Year old

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppA 19 year old on Friday found out that he will spend the next three years of his life in Her Majesty’s Prison in Grand Turk for arson and it reportedly all started with a fight.  The young man was found guilty of intentionally setting fire to several structures in Five Cays on January 14, 2016 after he and his brother argued; Police report that Stavon Harris filled up an empty bleach bottle with gasoline, tossed that gas onto the house where his brother lives and lit it afire – that fire spread to several other homes.  The fire happened behind Enid Capron Primary school and raged for hours and left at least 14 families homeless. No one was physically hurt, thankfully. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Stavon Harris, reports Press Officer, Kevin Clarke, is guilty of two counts of setting fire to a building and one count of setting fire to a dwelling place.  Related Items:19 year old convicted of arson, 2016 Five Cays fire, January 14, Stavon Harrislast_img read more

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Ausilio Inter Milan are not interested in Mourinho reunion

first_imgInter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio insists they remain fully committed to their current manager Luciano Spalletti and will not pursue Jose MourinhoThe pressure on Spalletti has been growing this season following their Champions League group-stage exit and with Inter already 14 points behind Serie A leaders Juventus in third.Chinese owners Suning Holdings Group are understood to be determined to bring back the glory days for Inter, which has renewed talk of a possible return for Mourinho.The Portuguese coach was in charge of Inter between 2008 to 2010 and led them to becoming the first Italian club to win the treble after success in the Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League.Despite the fact though that Mourinho’s available after his departure from Manchester United, Ausilio denies any interest in rehiring him.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Mourinho? He is not a shadow,” Ausilio told Sky Sport Italia.“It does not surprise me that we talk about him in a time when media and everyone need to say something.“We work in a more rational way. Our project has been ongoing for a year-and-a-half with Spalletti and will go on with him for many years.Inter defeated Empoli 1-0 on Saturday for their final match of 2018.last_img read more

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How Holiday Music Affects Your Mental Health

first_img Twitter Email Facebook Love it or hate it, there’s no doubt holiday music has an impact on our mental healthRenée FabianGRAMMYs Nov 27, 2017 – 12:17 pm There are generally two kinds of people in this world: Those who love holiday music and those who can’t stand it. Regardless of which side of the fence you stand, it turns out science has an explanation.Scientists tell NBC News it all comes down to your childhood association with holiday music.”Our response to Christmas songs depends on the association,” said Dr. Rhonda Freeman, a clinical neuropsychologist. “Many of us associate this music with childhood and a happy time of presents and traditions and all the specialness that happens around that time of year.”However, on the other side, those who had a difficult childhood or who associate the season with loss find that holiday music brings on more painful associations.The reason these childhood holiday music impressions have so much power over us even as adults is thatthe prefrontal cortex area of the brain, the rational thinking part of the brain, is still developing in children. As a result, a child’s brain is more emotional, and those emotional associations around music stick well past adolescence. Because we listen to the same body of holiday music year after year since the time we are small, and tunes like “Silent Night” or “Carol Of The Bells” are designed to elicit an emotional response, it makes complete sense it’s hard to get these songs out of our heads and hearts.So love them or hate them, know you’re not alone in your holiday music feels.U.K. Charity Brings Live Holiday Music To Senior CentersRead more How Holiday Music Affects Your Mental Health Holiday Music And Your Mental Health how-holiday-music-affects-your-mental-health News last_img read more

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GCI suffers crimerelated statewide outages for second time in 2 months

first_imgFor the second time in as many months, Alaska’s largest communications company suffered statewide outages due to alleged criminal activity.This time, a man is behind bars for allegedly causing damage to GCI equipment at the Denali Tower building in Midtown Anchorage on Sunday.Listen HereBrodie Eguires-Lee, 24, faces felony charges of criminal mischief, burglary and assault.According to GCI Director of External Affairs Megan Baldino, the company was able to minimize the impact to customers.“The individual was able to break in and damage some equipment, which caused an interruption of services,” Baldino said. “GCI teams responded almost immediately, as soon as they could, and were able to restore services by late yesterday afternoon.”According to the charges, Eguires-Lee broke into the communications room by damaging a security code key pad and jamming a piece of metal into a keyhole. The charges say he came at a GCI employee with a large screwdriver after causing what the company described to police as “millions of dollars” in damage.Eguires-Lee allegedly told a GCI employee that he is Lucifer and that he was there “to fix the machines,” the charges say.Eguires-Lee appeared in court Monday and seemed unaware of the seriousness of the charges, which, if he is convicted, carry minimum sentences of several years in prison.When a judge set his bail at $25,000, Eguires-Lee shook his head in disbelief.“So what’s going to happen next? Am I going to get out of here today or what?” Eguires-Lee asked.The judge said, no, there are conditions Eguires-Lee must meet first. Eguires-Lee is set for another hearing and will have to post bail and find a third-party custodian if he is to be released.Eguires-Lee told the judge that the whole story in the charging document is one-sided, from the police point of view. The judge advised him not to speak in court without a lawyer.“There’s a lot of stuff in this case that’s missing,” Eguires-Lee said.Eguires-Lee pleaded not guilty.Meantime, despite acknowledging that Eguires-Lee was able to gain access to the GCI communications room in a simple, random break-in, the company’s spokeswoman, Megan Baldino, said GCI considers security to be of the utmost concern.“We place the absolute, highest priority on the reliability of our network, and we had security measures in place at the time of this break-in. And of course with any event like this, we’re going to review and take the appropriate measures as a result.”GCI has no update on the status of the investigation into another outage that happened in April — also due to alleged criminal activity.last_img read more

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Indias higher education studentteacher ratio lower than Brazil China

first_imgRaveendran/AFP/Getty ImagesIndia trails behind several countries including Brazil and China in terms of student-teacher ratio in higher education segment, a government report has revealed. The 24:1 ratio of India is lower than 19:1 in Brazil and China.Among the eight countries compared, India’s student-ratio has turned out to be the lowest – against Sweden’s 12:1, Britain’s 16:1, Russia’s 10:1 and Canada’s 9:1.This not only results in overburdening a small group of teachers but also adversely affects the quality of academic research taken up by them, says a Human Resource Development Ministry report.”A low student-teacher ratio indicates the burden on a single teacher of teaching multiple students as well as the lack of time that each student gets. Apart from this simplistic effect, in an institution of higher learning, a smaller number of overburdened teachers are also unable to pursue any research or encourage their students to do so.”Consequently, the culture of questioning and reasoning cannot be inculcated as a part of higher education in most institutions,” the Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP) report said.The faculty shortage have worsened over the time due to increasing enrolment rate of the students and low faculty recruitment in the higher education institutes. As per the ministry’s All India Survey on Higher Education statistics, while the student enrolment in higher education institutes have increased from 32.3 million in 2013-14 to 36.6 million in 2017-18, the total number of teachers have declined from 13,67,535 to 12,84,755.According to estimates, the country’s higher education sector – central, state and private universities – is facing a shortfall of over 5 lakh teachers. “India is short of professors, with 6,600 posts vacant in central universities, a shortfall of 33 per cent. In IITs and state universities, 35 per cent and 38 per cent vacancies need to be filled respectively,” the report stated.It added that the faculty vacancies have negatively impacted the quality of teaching and research.”Available data shows that this shortfall in faculty is being bridged by using large numbers of ad hoc or part-time faculty. However, institutions with a high number of ad hoc or part-time faculty perform poorly in terms of teaching quality.”The report also points out that the number of female teachers at the tertiary level of education is also low. “At the all India level, there were 72 female teachers per 100 male teachers. Similarly, in SC category, there were 56 female teachers per hundred male teachers, and in the case of ST and OBC, it was 66 and 68 female per 100 male teachers, respectively,” it stated.Enlisting the reasons for low student-teacher ratios at the higher education level, the report has noted that apart from not filling up the sanctioned strength, most institutions hesitate in creating new faculty positions.”In addition to the low number of sanctioned faculty positions, faculty vacancy even in sanctioned strength is an extremely serious problem. Due to various reasons such as a ban on recruitment, lack of funds, and the reluctance of states to bear the long-term salary burden, a large number of faculty positions are not filled. Attracting faculty is a big challenge for rural and backward areas because of the lack of infrastructural support and reluctance of teachers in moving to non-urban areas,” it stated.In June, the University Grants Commission had issued guidelines asking the government-operated higher education institutions to fill up 3 lakh vacancies within six months. Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has also been emphasising on filling up faculty positions on war footing in various meetings with the higher education institutions.last_img read more

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Relief for Pensioners as Government likely to double monthly minimum pension payments

first_imgGovt likely to double monthly minimum pension payments under EPSCreative CommonsIn a move to support the pensioners, Indian government is contemplating to increase the minimum monthly payment under the Employees Pension Scheme (EPS) of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to Rs 2000 reports Economic Times quoting a government official.If implemented the move would benefit at least 4 million people and cost the Centre a minimum Rs 3,000 crore annually, added ET.At present, the pension provided under the Employees’ Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95) is Rs 1,000 a month and is managed by Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). The EPFO has been reportedly asked by the Finance Ministry to work on the financial implication of the proposal by this week.”EPFO will soon finalize the implications of doubling the minimum pension, following which government will move a proposal to the central board of trustees of EPFO,” the official told Economics Times.In 2014 the cabinet approved a minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 for a year under EPS. In 2015, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi has given its approval for continuation of the minimum pension of Rs 1,000 per month to the pensioners of Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 (EPS) beyond the financial year 2014-15 on a perpetual basis. Also, it approved the corresponding grant of continuous annual budgetary support of Rs 850 crore per year for implementing it.This cost could double if the minimum monthly payments under EPS is doubled to Rs 2000 per month.In December last year the All India EPS-95 Pensioners Sangharsh Samiti had demanded that all the 60 lakh pensioners under the EPS-95 scheme should be provided a minimum monthly pension of Rs 7,500 and as an interim relief, all of them should be given Rs 5,000 per month.Employees who are subscribers of EPF scheme are automatically enrolled in the EPS scheme. Every month a 12 percent of the employee’s salary (this can vary) will be deducted as a contribution to the employee’s provident fund scheme. The matching contribution of the company or employer goes towards EPF, EPS, Employees Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme and Administrative Charges. EPF account receives the contribution from both employer and employee while the employer only contributes towards the EPS account.last_img read more

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Just what Skyrim needed a Game of Thrones intro video

first_imgIf you’re the type whose ears perk up every time you hear the theme song to Game of Thrones, you’re going to love this re-imagination of the intro video for Skyrim.Not every Game of Thrones fan is a Skyrim fan, but there’s a pretty good chance that lots of Skyrim fans enjoy HBO’s Game of Thrones every week. In fact, a lot of them are probably the people who scream at the “regular” fans for not having read the books.Skyrim’s world layout and gameplay don’t really have anything to do with George R. R. Martin’s epic literary creation, but there are certainly a few similar themes shared. In fact, one guy thought there were enough similarities to cleverly mash the two together into an amazing new opening video called “Thrones.”Skyrim fans will recognize the recreations of each of the major game areas in this video as though they were the separate family-owned lands from Game of Thrones. The same elaborate rising wind-up toy setup exists for each location, with buildings from the game coming together to form all too familiar scenes in this modified art form. Brady Wold, the creator, noted that what started off as a fun project to kill and afternoon turned into thousands of hours of work with tools including Maya, Cinema 4D, Premiere, and several others.Now, the real question, does anybody know how to insert this into the start up sequence for Skyrim? I’m asking for a friend.last_img read more

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Passive System Cools Buildings By Bouncing Heat Into Outer Space

first_imgStay on target When you’ve got more recycleables than you can fit in the your blue bin, you send them to the recycling center. So where do you send heat when you’ve got too much of that? Why, into space, of course!Getting it there isn’t all that tricky, either. You just need a nice, reflective surface. Painting things that normally absorb heat like crazy — say, dark surfaces like roads and rooftops — white can make a huge difference in ambient temperatures. It’s a strategy that’s working pretty well in California.A team of researchers from Stanford has used a similar approach to increase the efficiency of rooftop air conditioners. They’ve cooked up a passive system that utilizes highly-reflective panels to deflect the warming rays of the sun and reduce the workload for a building’s environmental controls.The panels aren’t very large, only measuring about two square feet each. They are, however, around 97% reflective thanks to a special multi-layer optical coating. An array of four was placed on a rooftop and water was circulated through a series of pipes underneath. The temperature of the water was reduced between 3 and 5° F, and it all happened without using any electricity.Image: Stanford.eduAfter proving their system worked, the team wanted to figure out how much of a difference it could make. It was off to the simulator, where they covered an entire Las Vegas rooftop with panels and used them to cool the condensor unit of a vapor-compression AC unit.The result: the passive panels reduced power consumption by as much as 21% over the course of a typically blistering-hot Vegas summer. On some of the simulated days it was actually cut in half.The team is still testing the efficacy of their system. They’re monitoring several installations where the panels have been integrated with standard-issue AC and refrigeration systems. If all goes well, their newly-founded company, SkyCool, could be installing systems for customers in the very near future.Images courtesy Stanford.edu Hubble Space Telescope Captures Star’s Eerie Gaseous GlowElon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over Twitter last_img read more

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first_img January 20, 2012 – Nuclear cardiology imaging company Positron Corp. this week acquired Manhattan Isotope Technology LLC (MIT). Positron has acquired all of the assets, business operations and retained all employees of MIT. In exchange, MIT shall receive cash advances, assumption of certain indebtedness and earn-out consideration of $3.5 million based on 20 percent of the net income from sales relating to radioisotope and radiopharmaceutical operations of MIT.Positron, through its wholly owned subsidiary MIT, is the only commercial resource in the United States with practical knowledge and experience in all stages of strontium-82 (Sr-82) production, and spent generator lifecycle management. Positron will focus on increasing Sr-82 supply through the processing of proton irradiated target material from domestic & foreign suppliers and recycling Sr-82 from spent generators. MIT seeks to become the first supplier to provide Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) grade Sr-82 in the United States besides the United States Department of Energy. In an effort to expand Positron’s radioisotope product offerings, MIT possesses the unique and specialized expertise in the production of additional radioisotopes, such as germanium-68, selenium-72 and others, which are currently only supplied by the U.S. government.In pursuit of securing a proprietary supply of radioisotopes for cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, Positron plans to build and operate the world’s largest commercial high energy/high current cyclotron (70 MeV) in the United States. With the addition of MIT, Positron gains the ability to develop internal processing capabilities, gain regulatory approvals and establish a broad multiple product customer base further enhancing the timeliness of launch and long term value of this project. Positron’s planned cyclotron facility, once completed, will become the workhorse of high energy radioisotope production in North America, providing a reliable, secure, indigenous supply of radioisotopes therefore stabilizing and building confidence throughout the cardiac PET market and nuclear medicine community overall.For more information: www.positron.com News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more Related Content FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more center_img News | January 20, 2012 Positron Acquires Manhattan Isotope Technology, Plans Increased Radiotracer Production News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read more Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. 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first_img 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 “Sony’s reputation for innovation and high-quality display technology is second to none, and we anticipate high demand from our customers who are seeking only the best for their clinical practice,” said Kevin Sundquist, Monitors Inc. “Sony continues to push display development, as evident by its release of the PVM-2551MD color OLED for surgery, which is 501k cleared.  With this leadership in display technology, we’re confident that Sony will provide the radiology market with new innovations for the long term.”To maximize performance, the Sony displays will come with the video card designed specifically for medical imaging, the nVidia Quadro 2000. Optionally, complete Dell or HP workstations can be configured to specific needs of the customer. From simple clinical review stations to top of the line mammography workstations, hundreds of different configurations are possible with the new Sony monitors.For more information: www.monitorsinc.net FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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. 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 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 | 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 Related Content 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 News | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 Therapixel Appoints Matthieu Leclerc-Chalvet as CEO Artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer screening specialist Therapixel announced the appointment of Matthieu… read more 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 | 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 Technology | June 06, 2013 Monitors Inc. Now Offers Complete Line of Sony High-Resolution Diagnostic Displays Radiologists to benefit from medical displays with five-year “Hot Swap” warranty News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more June 6, 2013 — The newest diagnostic medical imaging monitors for radiology — Sony’s LMD-DM series — are now available from Monitors Inc. Covering every modality including computed radiography/digital/radiography (CR/DR), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), picture archive and communications system (PACS), US NM and full-field digital mammography (FFDM) studies, the flat panel displays are 510(k) cleared for diagnostic use and come with a five-year “Hot Swap” warranty.The Sony LMD-DM series of high-luminance, high-contrast medical displays offers well-defined images and the added value of “48-hour Hot Swap” support for five years. This allows customers to minimize down time in their busy imaging centers with quick, easy service.“These monitors deliver very real and specific benefits to radiology professionals,” said Lida Trupp, marketing manager, Sony Electronics Inc. “Our relationship with Monitors Inc. will allow these monitors to reach an even broader audience.”The new line of radiology monitors includes the following:5 MP Diagnostic Display for Full-Field Digital Mammography3 MP Color Display3 MP Grayscale Display2 MP Color Display2 MP Grayscale Display 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 | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read morelast_img read more

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