Markets Right Now Stocks close higher led by technology

first_imgThe latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):4 p.m.Stocks are capping a solid opening week of the year with big gains for technology, materials and energy companies.Tech stocks, which were the biggest stars of the market last year, continued in that role in the opening week of 2018. Cisco Systems rose 1.4 per cent Friday and Apple gained 1.1 per cent.For the week, tech stocks in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index are up 4.2 per cent.The four-day winning streak for the S&P 500 index this week marked the longest string of consecutives gains to start a year since 2010.On Friday the S&P 500 index rose 19 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 2,743.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 220 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 25,295. The Nasdaq composite climbed 58 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 7,136.___11:45 a.m.Technology companies are climbing as U.S. stocks rise for the fourth day in a row to start 2018.Cisco Systems rose 1.1 per cent in midday trading Friday, and Google’s parent company Alphabet rose 1.4 per cent.Stocks are continuing to push through record highs.The Dow Jones industrials closed above 25,000 points for the first time Thursday and the Nasdaq breached 7,000 points earlier in the week.The Dow increased 83 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 25,158.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 9 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 2,733.The Nasdaq composite climbed 49 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 7,122.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.47 per cent.___9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, carrying on momentum a day after the Dow Jones industrial average broke through 25,000 points.Technology and industrial companies were leading the way higher early Friday. Railroad operator Union Pacific gained 2.1 per cent and Cisco Systems rose 1.4 per cent.The Dow increased 49 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 25,122.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 5 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,728.The Nasdaq composite climbed 22 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 7,100.last_img read more

Northwestel reporting major network outage for landline customers in Northern BC

first_imgAt this time, there is no service for customers and an estimated time for when service will be restored is unknown.In the case of a fire emergency, affected customers in the Fort Nelson area are being asked to call 250-775-0796 or 250-321-0924.For police emergencies, affected customers are asked to call the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at 250-787-8100.For more information on this landline service outage, you can visit Northwestel’s website. UPDATE as of 1:20 p.m. – We have been advised that normal telephone service has been resumed.FORT NELSON, B.C. – As of Monday morning, August 12, phone service provider Northwestel is reporting of a temporary major network outage that is impacting landline service in Northern B.C. and Whitehorse.According to a post on the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality Facebook page, the company is working hard to locate and remedy the issue.last_img read more

TSX Wall Street slide into the red on oil and disappointing data

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed with a slight loss Tuesday amid further volatility in oil prices, but damage was limited by a strong run-up in gold stocks.The S&P/TSX composite index declined 23.88 points to 14,640.04 on the second-last trading day of the year.The energy sector fell one per cent even as February crude in New York gained 51 cents to US$54.12 a barrel ahead of the release Wednesday of the latest U.S. inventory levels from the Department of Energy. Crude futures are down about 50% since their 2014 high of $107.26 in June amid rising production and lower demand as a result of slowing economies in Europe and China. The rout in prices has pushed the TSX energy sector down about 20% this year as traders try to gauge just how low prices can go.“It’s a gigantic game of chicken that is going on right now,” said Craig Jerusalim, a portfolio manager at CIBC Asset Management, adding that OPEC is trying to slow the trajectory of growth in North American supply.“The U.S. has gone from (production of) six million barrels to 10 million barrels in about four years and that pace has them scared.”He believes that oil touching $50 and then bouncing right back up is not going to be enough. Jerusalim thinks OPEC needs to keep pricing low for at least six months and he is looking for production, capital expenditures and rig counts to come down.Oilfield service companies have been a major casualty of the plunge in oil prices. Shares in Civeo Corp. (NYSE:CVEO), which provides accommodations for energy company workers mainly in the Canadian oilsands region and in Australia, cratered $4.35 or 52 per cent to US$3.92 as it announced that falling oil prices would negatively impact earnings in 2015. The company also suspended its dividend.The Canadian dollar rose 0.16 of a cent to 86.15 cents US.New York markets were in the red amid mixed data covering American house prices and consumer confidence.The Dow Jones industrials declined 55.16 points to 17,983.07, the Nasdaq was down 29.47 points to 4,777.44 and the S&P 500 index gave back 10.22 points to 2,080.35.The U.S. Case Schiller home price index rose by a greater than expected 0.76% on a seasonally adjusted basis in October. Economists had looked for a rise of 0.4%. The year-over-year rate eased to an almost on-consensus 4.5%.And the Conference Board’s U.S. consumer confidence index came in at 92.6 in December, up from a November read of 88.7. Economists figured confidence would improve due to plunging gasoline prices, faster job creation and higher stock prices and had expected a reading of 93.9.Elsewhere on the TSX, financials were also a drag, down 0.6% while industrials fell 0.55%.The gold sector was the leading advancer in Toronto, up about 3.7% as a weaker U.S. dollar helped push February bullion up $18.50 to US$1,200.40 an ounce.The base metals group climbed 1.45% as March copper edged up three cents to US$2.85 a pound. read more

Multinational force can help restore trust between Israelis and Palestinians UN envoy

“Providing a credible multinational force would help address that most vital and most vulnerable of the institutions of peace – trust,” Terje Roed-Larsen, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, said in his opening remarks to a press conference in Jerusalem.Mr. Roed-Larsen said he shared the Secretary-General’s view that the introduction of a multinational force would change both the “political and operational dynamics” in such a way that could underpin a ceasefire.Such a move would also isolate and contain those on the Palestinian side who would use violence against Israeli civilians and a ceasefire, help restore the capacity of the Palestinian Authority security services to enforce their ceasefire orders, and enhance protection for both Israeli and Palestinian civilians, the Special Coordinator added.Commenting on the humanitarian situation of the Palestinians, particularly in the Jenin refugee camp, which he visited yesterday with Peter Hansen, the Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Mr. Roed-Larsen said what he had seen was “truly appalling,” but noted that information on what had happened was as of yet incomplete.”Let me be very clear – I have not and am not accusing anyone of massacres; we do not have the full facts from Jenin,” the UN envoy stressed, adding that his primary criticism of the Israeli Government was that it did not act adequately to respond to the humanitarian situation in the camp.Mr. Roed-Larsen said that his primary focus was ensuring that everything possible was done to save the lives of civilians and reduce their suffering. “Civilians in the camp are in desperate need of water, food, shelter, medical supplies and treatment,” he said, calling for a lifting of the curfews and safe and unimpeded access for relief workers, as well as political and financial support to the humanitarian agencies working in the area.As for the affect of the current situation on the Palestinian economy, Mr. Roed-Larsen said that it had moved from a relentless economic depression into “economic paralysis.” At least 75 per cent of productive activities in the West Bank have come to a halt, and at least another three-fourths of the work force was now idle, resulting in dramatically reduced incomes, rising income losses and a sharply higher poverty rate. read more

Palestinian women adversely affected by restrictions UN agencies say

Calling on Israeli authorities and the Palestinian Authority to provide good basic services for women, seven United Nations institutions today said the health of Palestinian women, especially those who are pregnant, have been negatively affected by restrictions on their movements, military incursions and house demolitions.The UN institutions believed that both parties to the conflict, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, had obligations to and responsibilities for Palestinian women, they said in statement issued in Rafah, Gaza, to mark International Women’s Day.They urged the Israeli authorities to ensure that the women have safe and unconditional access to health services, education, employment, food and other basic supplies and they appealed to the Palestinian Authority to improve the quality of the services it provides.Nearly 40 per cent of Palestinian mothers reported that access to health services had become difficult due to the Israeli siege and curfew and a lack of money.Fifty-two pregnant women had given birth at military checkpoints since 2002 and 19 women and 29 newborn children died at such checkpoints between September 2000 and December 2002, the seven said.The seven institutions were the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). read more

Physics department remembers anniversary of its groundbreaking discovery

Bozidar Mitrovic, left, and Fereidoon Razavi joined forces with the late Frans Koffyberg to be the first in Canada to prove the existence of high-Tc superconductors.It was one of the biggest advancements in physics in years, and Brock was a part of it.The high-Tc superconductor – which is composed of a compound of the metals barium, lanthanum, copper andoxygen – meant that energy could be conducted in a faster, easier and less expensive way than it had previously. Twenty-five years ago, its existence was postulated in a paper published by Swiss researchers from IBM’s Zurich laboratory who went on to win the Nobel Prize in Physics.But Brock researchers were the first in Canada, and the second in the world, to prove that it worked.Mitrovic, Razavi and Koffyberg in 1986More than two decades later, Professors Fereidoon Razavi and Bozidar Mitrovic, who still work at Brock, remember the discovery well. They did it alongside Professor Frans Koffyberg, who had attracted the funding and equipment required to do the research. Razavi encountered the Swiss article in the James A. Gibson Library in early December. The trio knew that the rest of the physics world would be racing to produce a superconductor.They worked through the Christmas break of 1986-87, shivering in the closed university in a rush to produce and publish. They submitted their paper to the prestigious journal Physical Review hours after the IBM team. Their work was groundbreaking enough that it was not only published in the journal, but cited in the Nobel Prize lecture. It was a pivotal moment for the young Physics department of a 23-year-old university.High-Tc superconductors are widely used today, such as in the powerful magnets of Magnetic Resonance Imagers (MRIs), or in the electrical distribution systems inside nuclear-powered submarines. Such flexibility in application was difficult to achieve for traditional superconducting wires, made from brittle metal alloys that must be cooled to 20 degrees absolute (-253 degrees Centigrade or -423 degrees Fahrenheit) using helium, which is costly and difficult to handle. High-Tc superconductors solve this problem. In the Physics lab, the professors produced a metallic compound that put the Swiss theory into action.The professors look back fondly on the discovery and the rush of inspiration it brought. When Mitrovic, a Yugoslavian-born scientist, was a post-doctoral researcher at Stony Brook University on Long Island, a professor advised him “When someone shows you interesting results, be prepared to drop whatever you’re doing.” Mitrovic now dispenses the same advice.“If you have a feeling you can contribute,” Mitrovic said, “it’s important to set aside what you’re doing and do it.”The late Koffyberg, a Brock professor from to 1965 to 1993, felt the same way.“When you have something this hot, you drop everything,” he said in a 1987 media release.Mitrovic, who joined Brock in 1983, continues to research superconductivity and teaches astronomy and quantum mechanics. He won a Faculty Award for Excellence in teaching at the Spring 2011 Convocation. Razavi, a Tehran-born scientist, received government funding in 2010 for “The Physical Property Management System for research on electronic and magnetic properties of materials and thin films of compounds.” He teaches electromagnetism, experimental physics and condensed matter physics.Their contribution is worth commemorating, said Ed Sternin, chair of Physics. It was one of the first papers produced by Brock researchers that had a worldwide impact.“In the words of Professor Mitrovic, it is rare that one comes so close to the frontier of science,” he said. “I’m proud that it happened here.” read more

Two arrested for possession of cannabis at Bartica

Law enforcement officials in “F” Division (Interior Locations) have arrested two persons in Bartica, Region Seven, on Saturday afternoon after they were both found to be in possession of cannabis.A 36-year-old Durban Street, Georgetown resident and a young woman were reportedly at the Bartica Ferry Stelling when they were seen acting in a suspicious manner thus prompting police ranks to conduct a search on their person.The search on the male inbound passenger unearthed thirty-seven grams of cannabis concealed in a quantity of small sized transparent ziploc bags in his possession.A further search conducted on the female unearthed 10 grams cannabis.  The duo was immediately arrested and taken to the Bartica Police Station where they are assisting with investigations. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related2 nabbed in Bartica with cannabisSeptember 16, 2018In “Crime”Clothes vendor remanded on cannabis possession chargeSeptember 18, 2018In “Court”Three arrested over illegal possession of firearm, cannabisNovember 29, 2017In “Court” read more

Australians rally behind Greek Australian presenter who was frogmarched out of Question

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram “Ridiculous” and “scandalous” are among the most common adjectives being used to describe the incident that saw Australia’s reputation for conservatism, despite being such a young nation, reach new heights.On Monday ABC Radio National’s Patricia Karvelas was kicked out of Parliament House for showing “too much shoulder,” according to a speaker who deemed the Greek Australian had breached the dress standards.The ‘controversial’ outfit in question was a white “half-sleeve” pantsuit, which resulted in Karvelas being requested to leave the press gallery during Question Time by an attendant.Shocked by the incident, Ms Karvelas took to Twitter to post a photo of the outfit, tweeting: “I have just been kicked out of #QT because you can allegedly see too much skin. His insane #Auspol”.The general sentiment has been one of shock among politicians and the wider community, with Ms Karvelas’ tweet being liked over 3,000 times and shared by over 1,500 accounts, with an outpouring of support.Sky News political reporter Tom Connell said the rules were “crazy” when it came to both men and women through personal experience.“Also for blokes though — we are not allowed to go in without a jacket,” he tweeted. “Takes about 15 seconds for someone to tap you on the shoulder”.In true Australian style, many used humour to show their support, with a number of women tweeting photos of themselves wearing sleeveless shirts, among them Labor MP Emma Husar.Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek made light of the situation, tweeting “With the right to bare arms you can show your guns”. While fellow Greek Australia, founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Kon Karapanagiotidis said: “So you got kicked out simply for looking like a total boss #sexism #auspol”The following day, Ms Karvelas suggested “I should have worn my traditional Greek costume which I still own and was forced to wear as a child”.The standard of dress, according to the Australian Parliament House website “should involve good trousers, a jacket, collar and tie for men and a similar standard of formality for women” – but is up to the discretion of the speaker, which would explain the lack of consistency, with former foreign minister Julie Bishop having attended the House of Representatives in a pink, sleeveless dress just one week prior without anyone batting an eye.Julie Bishop in the House of Representatives on Monday 26 November, just one week prior to the incident with Ms Karvelas sans sleeves.The Greens’ Adam Bandt tweeted a formal letter from 2017, which revealed that he had in fact “tried to get this ridiculous ‘bare arms’ rule changed last year. Sadly, it didn’t succeed then. I hope this time things are different”.Though many would say 24 hours too late, it didn’t take long for the government to issue a formal apology to Ms Karvelas in parliament.“I would like to apologise on behalf of this side of the House to Ms Karvelas for being ejected yesterday from the press gallery,” Leader of the House Christopher Pyne said.Commenting on the apology, Ms Karvelas took to Twitter: “pleased that female journalists will be free to wear professional clothing that reflects what politicians wear”.last_img read more

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard calls for more discipline

first_imgRangers Football Club manager Steven Gerrard has called on his players to reduce their number of cautions after their 10-man win over St. Mirren.Rangers had a player sent off in their opening game against draw Aberdeen away from home, after striker Alfredo Morelos was sent off for a flick on defender Scott McKenna.The player’s dismissal was overturned and the decision reaped benefits as he opened the scoring for the Gers on Sunday against St. Mirren before defender Conor Goldson gave Rangers a comfortable 2-0 lead.Steven Gerrard saw his team reduced to ten men on the half-hour mark when Ross McCrorie was shown a straight red card.Gerrard who was pretty vocal about the sending off of Morelos in their first game decided against making any for the offense committed by McCrorie on Sunday.“I’m very happy with the result and performance in the circumstances. Again, we’ve got down to 10 men.” Gerrard said, according to Evening Times.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“I thought that was the correct decision. The referee got that one right.“The response from my team, every single one of them rolled their sleeves up and did what they had to do.“It was completely different to last week when we felt hard done by, said our piece and got justice in terms of the decision being overturned.“I thought the officials were really, really good today. They got the decision spot on and we’ve got no complaints.“I’ve spoken to the team and praised them for the result and clean sheet. But I’ve also spoken about discipline and composure out there.“It’s difficult enough with 11 men. We are picking up too many red and yellow cards for my liking. But we’ll learn, grow and keep going.”last_img read more

ASA Supports Renewal of Fast Track Negotiating Authority

first_imgAmerican Soybean Association (ASA) President Mark Berg today expressed the full support of U.S. soybean producers for renewing the Administration’s Fast Track negotiating authority for future trade agreements. “One of ASA’s top priorities is to gain greater access to foreign markets,” Berg stated during a press conference at the National Press Club. “This cannot happen without renewal of Fast Track authority.””Fully 50 percent of every soybean crop produced in this country is exported as whole soybeans, as protein meal and vegetable oil, or in the form of poultry and pork products,” the ASA President continued. “As world food needs double over the next 30 years, U.S. soybean producers are prepared to supply this increased demand — provided we have access to these growing markets.”In granting Fast Track authority, Congress agrees in advance to consider trade agreements submitted by the Administration in their entirety, and without amendments. Other countries insist the U.S. operate on this Fast Track basis so that final agreements are not “renegotiated” by the U.S. Congress. Every significant trade agreement concluded in recent years has been negotiated under Fast Track authority.Berg, a soybean and corn farmer from Tripp, South Dakota, stated that “past trade agreements have been good for the U.S. soybean industry. Under NAFTA, sales of U.S. soybeans and soybean products soared from $474 million in 1993 to $869 million in 1996 – an increase of 83 percent.” The ASA President added that “expanding NAFTA offers potential to tap other markets in Latin America.”According to Berg, “for ASA, the Uruguay Round did not go far enough in liberalizing trade in the oilseed sector.” Among the deficiencies, Berg pointed out that “U.S. competitors are still allowed to indirectly subsidize vegetable oil and soybean meal exports,” and “import tariffs in countries with major market potential have not been adequately reduced.” Berg stated that “our industry supports complete elimination of all export incentives and import tariffs to create a global level playing for oilseed trade.”Another issue cited by the ASA President as a priority for future negotiations is trade in products of plant biotechnology. “In the past two years, U.S. farmers have become aware of both the benefits of new biotech soybean varieties and the challenges these crops face in gaining approval in some countries,” Berg said. “The development of global standards for biotech products in international trade must be a key objective of the next round of negotiations under the World Trade Organization.”The ASA President emphasized that “none of these trade priorities can be developed without renewal of Fast Track authority.”Soybeans accounted for 24% of all U.S. crop acres planted in 1996, and U.S. production represented 49 percent of the world’s soybean supply. U.S. soybeans had a farmgate value of more than $16.9 billion last year, while the value of U.S. soybean and soy product exports exceeded $9.1 billion. This made soybeans the highest value U.S. farm export in 1996.last_img read more

Brace yourself A powerful earthquake will jolt the planet today

first_imgAn earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale struck Dahanu in Palghar district.Representational image | ReutersFrank Hoogerbeets is now a very popular name among conspiracy theorists and doomsday mongers; all credit goes to his earthquake predictions on his website Ditrianum. Interestingly, many of his earthquake predictions have gone right in recent days, and it has made many people believe that his advanced technology of foreseeing possible tremors is authentic. Now, Hoogerbeets has sensationally claimed that a powerful earthquake will jolt the planet today, April 25, 2019.It should be noted that Hoogerbeets had predicted the possibility of a very strong quake on April 24, and on this day, powerful tremors jolted Arunachal Pradesh, India. The earthquake that hit India measured 5.9 on the Richter scale. In the meantime, another measuring 6.1 in the Richter scale hit the Philippines on Tuesday resulting in the death of 16 people. The office of civil defense in the Philippines also added that more than 81 people are injured in the aftermath of the quake.Frank Hoogerbeets claims that it is a critical planetary alignment which is causing this increased seismic activities on the earth. As per Hoogerbeets, rare planetary alignments and lunar geometry will destabilize the tectonic plates on the earth, and this is the root cause of these quakes.”Earth’s alignment with the Sun and Uranus and additional lunar geometry may trigger larger seismic activity well over 6 magnitude or even 7 magnitude later on the 24th or 25th,” wrote Hoogerbeets on his website.Even though Hoogerbeets is sure about the possibility of a strong quake today, he failed to reveal the exact area which will be hit by this powerful earthquake.Hoogerbeets had several times in the past revealed that he is using an advanced system named Solar System Geometry Index (SSGI) to predict earthquakes. However, experts have always dismissed Hoogerbeets’ earthquake predictions. As per seismic experts, no current technology is capable of predicting earthquakes with precision.last_img read more

Baltimores Craig A Thompson Chosen PresidentElect of the International Association of Defense

first_imgVenable LLP is pleased to announce that Craig A. Thompson has been chosen president-elect of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). The election took place during the IADC annual meeting held at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City, Québec, Canada. Craig will serve as president-elect for one year and become president in July of 2018.Craig A. ThompsonCraig is a partner at Venable, and his primary office is in Baltimore, Md. Craig concentrates his practice on product liability, mass tort, and other complex litigation matters. He has served as national trial counsel, coordinating counsel, and as a subject-matter team member for national and international corporations and manufacturers. For several years, Craig chaired Venable’s Diversity Committee, and is currently a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.Craig earned two bachelor of arts degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of his alma mater. He earned his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. More….last_img read more

New MST3K Trailer Gets Us Hyped for the Not Too Distant Future

first_imgNetflix is not letting up with the trailers today. The streaming service just put out the trailer for the long-awaited return of Mystery Science Theater 3000. So far, it’s everything we could hope for. That essential low-budget charm is on display, with every exterior shot and special effect being constructed from cardboard and plywood. It’s such an important part of the show’s aesthetic, and it’s exciting that whoever cut this trailer understands that.While the new human test subject, Jonah Ray isn’t Joel or Mike, I have no doubts that we’ll grow to love him just as much. That doesn’t mean we’ll stop debating over who was the best host, of course. There’s just a scrappy new contender now. The new Mads look wonderful, though. Patton Oswalt is everything we hoped he would be Son of TV’s Frank, and Felicia Day is hamming it up as Kinga Forester.The real stars of the series will, of course, be the movies. And man does it look like we’re in for some stinkers. That dragon one looks particularly terrible. I mean that in the best way possible of course. It’s possibly a little concerning that no black and white movies are shown. For whatever reason, those were typically some of the best episodes of the original series.The series’ return is thanks to a crowdfunding campaign that became one of Kickstarter’s biggest success stories. Original series creator Joel Hodgson led the campaign to bring the show back, which ended up raising more than $5.7 Million. That’s how much this show means to people. Whether you’re a Mike fan or a Joel fan, whether you watched it during the Comedy Central years, the Sci-Fi Channel years, or you’ve been watching since the local Minnesota TV days, there’s plenty of reason to get excited about this series.Maybe I’m getting too over-excited here. Deep breaths. Repeat to yourself, “It’s just a show. I should really just relax.”last_img read more

New 3D Construction Printer Can Print Buildings 50 Feet Tall

first_img Geek Pick: Juku 3Doodler Create+ Is A 3D Printing Pen SetWatch: Rocker Tries to Break World’s First 3D-Printed, Smash-Proof Guitar Stay on target A typical 3D printer has a build area somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 cubic inches. The S-500, however, does not live in that neighborhood. It’s a 50-foot tall behemoth.The S-500 is a new 3D construction printer that was recently unveiled by Russia-based AMT-SPETSAVIA. That’s it pictured above laying out the skeleton of a multi-story office building.It doesn’t require a ton of room on a building site to set up. According to the company’s press release the S-500 can operate in a corridor just over 5 feet wide and about 38 feet long. The default configuration stands a touch under 50 feet tall — though AMT-SPETSAVIA says that it can be pushed as high as 263 feet.AdChoices广告That would mean that the S-500 is theoretically capable of printing a 23-story building. As of right now, there’s some work to be done to ensure that a printed building that tall would still be structurally sound.One of AMT-SPETSAVIA’s 3D construction printers at workBuildings that the S-500 can build safely go up at a brisk pace. AMT-SPETSAVIA reports that it can lay down 88 cubic feet of concrete per hour. That doesn’t appear to be quick enough to keep up with Hadrian’s insanely-fast block laying robot, but the S-500 has the edge in terms of flexibility.AMT-SPETSAVIA has a second model, the S-300, that’s designed to print buildings that are one or two stories tall. The company expects to ship its first production models to customers later this year.Last year they successfully completed Europe’s first habitable home that was 3D-printed on-site. The proof-of-concept structure took quite a while to complete — more than two years — as the company worked out the kinks in the printing process.At the time, AMT-SPETSAVIA hadn’t come up with a solution for roofs or second floors. Clearly, they’ve got that sorted out now.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Medical College students fast enters 6th day

first_imgKolkata: The indefinite fast of six students of the state-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital entered sixth day today. The fast was undertaken to press for their demand for accommodation in a new hostel which is allotted only for first year students, the agitating students said. Principal Uchhal Bhadra, in a fresh appeal, today urged the students to withdraw the fast. “With the admission process to the first year going on, I urge the students not to continue the fast. We will sympathetically consider their problem. We are ready for dialogues any moment. We had previously held talks on July 13. Our doors are open all the time,” he said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed The fasting students belonged to the second, third and fourth year of the state-run medical college and hospital. They demanded that senior students should be housed in the newly-built hostel complex which has plenty of spaces and they should not forced to put up at the “run-down, old hostel building for seniors.” Bhadra told reporters today that the old hostel building will be renovated very soon and those senior students, who are facing accommodation problem, can be put up there. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJP The principal earlier said as per guidelines of the Medical Council of India (MCI), freshers and seniors cannot be accommodated in the same hostel building to prevent incidents of ragging. He said the college authorities were ready to address the problem faced by the agitating students but accommodation at the new hostel building was not possible. The students, however, said, “Our demand is non-negotiable.” Two of the fasting students have fallen ill during the past four days. Apan Samanta and Soumyadip Roy were taken to emergency on July 13 and were currently under treatment, Ayan Dey, a third year student said. In place of the two hospitalised students, two others have joined the fast, Soumyadip Dutta, another third year student said. On July 5, the senior students had gheraoed the principal. However, the gherao was withdrawn after the police were called in.last_img read more

Ten youths arrested for molesting girl in Metro

first_imgKolkata: Ten youths were arrested for allegedly molesting and stalking a girl in a Metro on Tuesday. According to the victim, while she getting harassed, none of her co-passengers except a senior citizen offered her help.Sources informed that the girl is a fashion designer by profession and stays in Hoogly. She was going to Garia for work. At around 4 pm, she boarded a south-bound Metro from Esplanade. The accused youths also boarded the same Metro from there. All of them were inside the first compartment. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to the girl, she was standing in the middle of the ladies and general section, very close to the second door of that compartment.When the Metro was moving, some of them brushed up against her intentionally. When she protested, all ten of them surrounded her.In the meantime, a person aged more than 60 years left his seat for the girl.”The aged man told me not to argue with the youths and let me sit in his place. But that did not stop the youths from passing lewd comments. To avoid them, I decided to get down at Tollygunge. When I was about to get off the Metro, those youths grabbed my shopping bags and tried stop me from deboarding. I somehow managed to get off,” said the victim girl. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAs she got off, those youths also followed her to the platform and surrounded her. When she asked for help, a lady Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel came forward.Sensing danger, the youths tried to flee but the lady officer gathered moreRPF personnel.Immediately, all of them were taken to the station master’s room where the girl narrated the whole thing. Following which she was asked to give a written statement. Later, Regent Park Police Station was informed.Officers from Regent Park Police Station took all of them to police station and the girl submitted a written complaint. Later all of them were arrested. The accused youth are from Baruipur area.”I was saved by the RPF and Metro personnel. Thanks to them for helping me,” said the girl.last_img read more

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first_img News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. Mindray’s M5, a new laptop-size ultrasound system, is designed to be a fully functional hand carried ultrasound system. M5 can be widely used in the fields of abdomen, cardiology, gynecology, obstetrics, urology, small parts, pediatrics, musculoskeletal, orthopedics, intraoperative and peripheral vascular. With its small size, M5 is easy to transport, reportedly boosting its application to more occasions such as ambulances, gymnasiums, OR, as well as in the field. The system reported features a fast boot up, rechargeable batteries and lightweight multi-frequency transducers. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read more read more Technology | November 11, 2008 M5 Designed to be Easily Transported News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more Related Content News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more last_img read more

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first_img Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more December 14, 2010 — A new line of compact computed radiography (CR) scanners, introduced at RSNA 2010, can be easily updated. The FireCR medical scanners can be quickly upgraded to higher speeds with a simple smart card update, giving users flexibility to start with an entry?level scanner and increase productivity as their needs change.  With the launch at RSNA, the FireCR product line also will be available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. FireCR scanners can be configured for most medical and chiropractic applications and are designed for full DICOM connectivity, allowing users to capture high-quality X-ray images of any body part. FireCR and QuantorMed imaging software are general radiography products and not approved for mammography, however. The FireCR medical product line includes a range of compact, portable CR readers designed for specific clinical applications, while a separate product line serves the veterinary market. Products include: 80 CR scanner for hospitals, back-up units and private clinics; 60 CR scanner for private clinics and high-volume practices; 40 CR for mid-volume practices and 20 CR for lower-volume practices.The scanners feature 3Disc’s QuantorMed imaging software, which provides optimized image acquisition, processing and management capabilities. Autocalibration technology ensures stability and consistency. The FireCR also features a wall-mount option for facilities with limited space availability. At 5 inches deep and 65 pounds, it can fit in small X-ray rooms. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Related Content Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. 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Carlsons park plaza voted best mid range hotel brand at the Outlook

first_imgSource = Carlson’s Park Plaza Outlook Traveller Award Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality andtravel company, announced that its Park Plaza brand was voted the “Best Mid RangeHotel Brand” at the recent Outlook Traveller Awards in New Delhi, India.The Park Plaza brand, featuring warm, engaging service and trendsetting designcapturing the energy and style of each location, was the only international hotel brand to berecognized at the coveted annual awards.“Smart, spirited service is the cornerstone of our full service Park Plaza brand and ourstaff take pride in living the brand promise by providing a consistently high level of service toguests. On behalf of our Park Plaza staff, we are honored to be recognized as a frontrunner inIndia’s hotel sector,” said Simon Barlow, president, Carlson Hotels, Asia Pacific.In India, Carlson today has six Park Plaza hotels in operation and another 13 hotels underdevelopment.“This award is a strong endorsement of the strength of the Park Plaza brand in SouthAsia, where Carlson is also the largest international hotel operator,” said K.B. Kachru, executivevice president, Carlson Hotels, South Asia.The annual awards by Outlook Traveller, one of India’s leading travel magazines arebased on a reader’s survey by The Nielsen Company.Carlson has won several other India industry awards, including the “Fastest GrowingHotel Chain in South Asia” at the Hospitality India Awards, the “Best International Brand inIndia” by Today’s Traveller and the South Asia Travel & Tourism Expo Excellence Award.last_img read more

Holland America Line celebrates 145th anniversary

first_imgHistorical Photo-Nieuw AmsterdamHolland America Line celebrates 145th anniversaryHolland America Line celebrated its 145th anniversary yesterday, April 18, 2018, marking its place in history as one of the most experienced cruise lines in the world. What started as shipping and passenger line Netherlands-American Steamship Company in 1873, is today an award-winning premium cruise line taking guests to more than 400 ports around the world, sailing on all seven continents.Within 25 years of its founding, the company owned a fleet of six cargo and passenger ships and operated between Holland and the Dutch East Indies. Because it was headquartered in Rotterdam and provided service to the Americas, over time the company became known as Holland America Line.“Holland America Line proudly honors the rich and rare legacy of our past while exceeding the expectations of today’s traveler with the very best experience at sea,” said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president. “Throughout the history of the company, our purpose has remained the same: to bring to life the dreams of those who sail with us, discovering new places, cultures and people along the journey. We look forward to the next 145 years.”Though transportation and shipping were the primary sources of revenue, in 1895 the company offered its first vacation cruise. The line was primarily a carrier of immigrants from Europe to the United States until well after the turn of the century, bringing nearly one million people to new lives in the New World. It supported the Allied cause during two world wars and several ships served as troop carriers. In 1973, the company sold its cargo shipping division.Through the early ‘70s, Holland America Line was the first to establish schools in Indonesia and the Philippines to train future employees, thereby making its shipboard service renowned in the industry. Holland America Line has been headquartered in Seattle since 1983. Purchased by Carnival Corporation in 1989, the company grew to new heights, embarking upon a shipbuilding path that has seen the introduction of 16 new vessels over the years to the line’s fleet so far.Today, the premium cruise leader operates 14 ships sailing to all seven continents. Throughout its history Holland America Line has carried more than 16 million passengers to holiday destinations across the globe.The Legacy Continues with Nieuw StatendamIn December 2018, Holland America Line will welcome Nieuw Statendam to the fleet. Nieuw Statendam is the second Pinnacle Class ship for Holland America Line, joining Koningsdam, which launched in April 2016. A third Pinnacle Class ship will set sail for the cruise line in 2021.The new 99,500-ton ship will reflect the ongoing evolution of the company. Holland America Line’s first ship to be called Statendam sailed in 1898, and this will be the sixth ship in the company’s history to carry the name. In combining the Dutch word for “new” with the classic Statendam, Holland America Line is celebrating the company’s past, present and future.For more information about Holland America Line, contact a Travel Professional, call 1300 987 322 or visit Source = Holland America Linelast_img read more