Steve Mongeau APTN National NewsA small group of veterinary doctors and students traveled to Iqaluit to hold a three-day clinic.It was free of charge and APTN was there to meet the doctors and some their patients.
CALGARY, A.B. — The president of Shell Canada said he’s “cautiously optimistic” that Shell and its partners in LNG Canada will make a positive Final Investment Decision later this year.According to Natural Gas World, Shell Canada president Michael Crothers made the statement at the ARC Energy Investment Forum ‘Playing to Win’ in Calgary on May 9th. Speaking to executives and investors in the oil and gas industry, Crothers pointed out that there has been an unexpected increase in global demand for LNG in the past year. He said the 30 percent increase in demand has largely come from China, and also spoke about the impact higher demand would have on the development of new LNG projects.“We’re quite bullish about that, and we think that this site for LNG Canada is the best site on the west coast,” said Corthers. “We’ve got fantastic transit times – eight days to get to Tokyo Bay – and we have a fantastic resource base in our Groundbirch asset in the Montney, which is getting more and more stranded with the collapse in gas prices at AECO and the steady erosion of markets for our gas in the US.”Crothers added that projects like LNG Canada are the only way to get Canadian gas to offshore markets, where there are “fantastic opportunities” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by replacing the use of coal with natural gas. Story courtesy Natural Gas World: https://www.naturalgasworld.com/shell-cda-head-bullish-on-lng-canada-project-61089
Residents in a handful of Canadian municipalities have a new payment option for property taxes.The cities of Richmond Hill and Innisfil, both north of Toronto, have become the first in the country to accept cryptocurrency — a digital-based payment system operating without the central oversight of banks or credit card companies — for property tax payments. Other cities, including Toronto, have explored the option, but have yet to implement it.With the option being so new and cryptocurrency still largely unused by most Canadians, Maggie Xu, a 30-year-old cryptocurrency expert at Toronto-based blockchain company Decentral, shared what those thinking of paying for property taxes this way should know.The basicsThere are more than 1,300 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and XRP that all differ in value and transaction speed. One Bitcoin, for example, is currently worth about $13,500 and takes roughly 10 minutes to be sent.Many, including Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz, have expressed concerns with cryptocurrencies because they are decentralized, meaning there is no central authority overseeing them. However, five per cent of Canadians still own some form of cryptocurrency, according to a 2017 study from the bank.The purchaseMost Canadian municipalities accepting cryptocurrency only accept Bitcoin for now, but are looking to expand their options, so Xu stresses the need to research what kind of cryptocurrency you can use before buying.To make a purchase, Xu says to register with a credible digital currency platform like Coinberry, Coinsquare or Coinbase, which allows you to buy cryptocurrency through electronic bank transfer, credit card or wire transfer and store it what they call a digital “wallet.” Richmond Hill and Innisfil have both partnered with Coinberry.The cryptocurrency buying process, Xu says, often involves filling out your personal information and providing some identification, which helps the platforms weed out potential money launderers.“When you want to pay for your property taxes, (the city) will have a special address, so you go into your wallet, copy and paste the address and that’s it,” says Xu. “It is pretty simple.”If you’re having trouble, Xu says YouTube is rife with videos demonstrating how to use cryptocurrency and most municipalities accepting it have explainers on their websites.Dealing with fluctuationsThe value of most cryptocurrencies fluctuates like a regular currency, says Xu. Plus, there’s often a delay in processing cryptocurrency transactions because of the large volume of them occurring.It’s important to know that if the value of your cryptocurrency drops between when you made a payment and when your transaction was processed, many municipalities will require you to make up the difference.If you don’t want to deal with fluctuations and your municipality accepts it, Xu says you can look to stablecoins, including Gemini Dollar, Tether and Dai.“If I buy $100 of stablecoin today, they’ll still be $100 next month when I pay my taxes,” Xu explained.TroubleshootingBecause cryptocurrencies don’t have bank oversight, finding someone to help you if something goes wrong can be tricky.Some municipalities offer contacts and online FAQs to help troubleshoot.Xu’s advice is to “go to the company’s support page and either call or email the customer support team with detailed questions.” Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press
Smoke rises from a series of explosions from the oil field chemical supply firm DrillChem in Conroe, Texas, on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. The dense column of thick, black smoke was visible for miles. (Brandon K. Scott/Conroe Courier via AP) Series of explosions, fire tears through Texas oil field chemical supplier by The Associated Press Posted Aug 14, 2015 4:59 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CONROE, Texas – A series of explosions rocked an oil filed chemical supply company north of Houston on Friday, setting off a fire that sent a broad, dense column of thick, black smoke towering into the otherwise blue skies.DrillChem said no one was in the plant on the eastern fringe of Conroe, about 40 miles north of Houston, at the time of the explosions. Authorities said they knew of no one who was injured in the explosions or blaze that erupted about 4:30 p.m. Firefighters took about two hours to bring the fire under control.“The facility was empty at the time of the fire and we are thankful that no injuries have been reported,” said DrillChem CEO Brandon Hayes in a statement. “We are working closely with local authorities to determine the cause of the fire and assess the extent of the damage.”Units from several fire departments and a hazardous-materials team were at the scene. Residents up to 2 miles from the fire site were told to remain indoors. By nightfall, the alert had been reduced to a half-mile radius before being lifted completely about 7:30 p.m.Air monitors have been set up to check for toxic air pollutants, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been notified, Conroe Fire Marshal Mike Legoudes said.Wayne Patterson, who lives less than a mile from the facility, had just stepped from his back door with his dogs when he “saw a huge cloud of black smoke,” he told The (Conroe) Courier newspaper.“The last explosion … we heard about three or four, but the last one shook the house,” he said.Patterson said he received a text message requesting to turn his air conditioning off. His son, who lives about a half-mile away from the explosion, drove to Patterson’s house to seek shelter.“Our eyes were burning. It’s not too bad, but they are burning,” he said.
The fifth Implementation Follow-up Commission (IFC) wrapped up in Doha, Qatar, on 9 April to review the progress made so far in the implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD).“We are on the right track and peace is the solution,” said the Chairperson for the Implementation Follow-up Commission (IFC), Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud, who is also the deputy Prime Minister of the State of Qatar and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs.On 14 July 2011, the Sudanese Government – which has been fighting rebel groups in Darfur since 2003 – signed the DDPD with the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM), and more recently with the Justice and Equality Movement led by Mohamed Bashar (JEM-Bashar). The agreement focuses on seven areas: human rights; power-sharing; wealth-sharing; justice and reconciliation; compensation of refugees and internally displaced persons; ceasefire and security arrangements; and internal dialogue and consultation.It is overseen by a follow-up committee that includes Mohamed Ibn Chambas – the head of the joint African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and Joint Chief Mediator for the AU and UN – and representatives of the AU, the Sudanese Government, armed movements, the Qatari Government mediation and other organizations and governments. The committee meets regularly to review the progress made so far in implementing the DDPD.During the latest meeting, representatives from more than 15 countries acknowledged the continued cooperation between the Government of Sudan and the LJM, and reaffirmed the international community’s support to the DDPD as the only framework for peace in Darfur. “The DDPD has greatly contributed to the decline in levels of violence and to bringing security that large parts of Darfur are enjoying today,” said IFC Chairperson Al Mahmoud, speaking to the media after the meeting.“It is crucial to preserve and build on the various accomplishments made so far to achieve a sustainable peace in the region,” he added. He called on the hold-out movements to walk in the footsteps of the Justice and Equality Movement-Sudan (JEM-Sudan) and join the peace process on the basis of the DDPD. The meeting came one day after a pledging conference which organizers had hoped would raise $7.2 billion to cover reconstruction and development of Darfur over a six-year period. Meanwhile, thousands of civilians are seeking protection, many of them with their livestock, near joint AU-UN peacekeeping teams in Muhajeria and Labado, East Darfur State, after attacks and “possible air strikes” on the towns. UNAMID has condemned the 6 April attacks. The peacekeeping mission is working with UN agencies to ascertain the best means of supporting aid delivery to the population, particularly the civilians concentrated around the team site.
More than 85 national and international avant-gardists will descend upon Brock and St. Catharines next week for Avant Canada, a conference on the avant-garde in our country.“This is an unprecedented gathering of Canadian avant-garde writers and scholars on the avant-garde in Canada,” says Gregory Betts, organizer of the event and director of Brock’s Centre for Canadian Studies.“Avant-garde writing is some of the most interesting and vibrant work coming out of this country,” he says. “It is enormously influential around the world, people are tuning into this stuff. And this is that moment for all of us to finally get together.”“People from across the whole country are coming,” he adds, noting that participants from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia will be in attendance.The conference is the 28th instalment of the Two Days of Canada conference at Brock University – the oldest Canadian studies conference of its kind in the country.The two-day conference takes place Nov. 5 and 6 at the University’s Rodman Hall Arts Centre in downtown St. Catharines and will be followed by a one-day symposium on Canadian poet bpNichol at the Niagara Artists Centre on Nov. 7.bpNichol“We will be congregating for three days to discuss all of the work that has come before and to map out the future of writing in Canada,” says Betts. “It’s a gathering for all those who are interested in ideas of avant-gardism and radical social intervention through art.”The avant-garde is both a historically specific term and a general idea of art that is deeply invested in changing society through art. Historically, the avant-garde movement emerged in Europe in the early 20th century in response to conservative notions of the nation while technology was radically changing societies. The avant-garde represented a break in history.“It was a way to say, look – you cannot be a Victorian in the 1920s when we have electricity, radio and film. It was a way to shuck off the baggage of the past,” says Betts. “It was intended to be a disruption. It was a way to question what it means to be a civilization in the electric age.”In contrast, at the turn of the 20th century, Canada did not have older established notions of Canadian identity to break free from. We were a hodgepodge country that borrowed from other civilizations. Consequently, the avant-garde in our country was more interested in building than in breaking.“The European avant-garde was rejecting institutions,” says Betts, “but in Canada they were helping to invent them.”The Three Powers by Bertram Brooker (1888–1955)In the 1920s, early Canadian avant-gardists like the Group of Seven painter and poet Lawren Harris and Bertram Brooker, an artist and novelist, helped to establish some of the major institutions for supporting the arts in Canada. Institutions like the National Gallery, National Library, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Massey Commission – formally known as the Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters and Sciences, which advocated for federal funding of a wide range of cultural activities in Canada.Avant Canada will include discussions, panels and practical-skills workshops, as well as an exhibition of First Nations digital art by Skawennati and a keynote talk by author and philosopher Lee Maracle, recipient of a 2014 Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.Lee Maracle will deliver the conference’s keynote address Topics include, and this is just the tip of the iceberg: avant-garde video games; Canada’s publishing industry; contemporary representations of indigenous peoples in popular culture; digital environments in First Nations communities; and feminism and gender issues.The one-day symposium on bpNichol includes a creative evening of poetry featuring 12 Canadian poets reading works inspired by the award-wining author. It will also feature a digital interactive and real-time Twitter performance by writers from around the world.Nichol, who died in 1988, is noted for his “concrete” poetry – poems that borrow from visual art to produce lively language-based images rather than expressions. Noteworthy works include the “visual book” Still water, the booklets The true eventual story of Billy the Kid and Beach Head as well as the anthology of concrete poetry, The Cosmic Chef, which won the Governor General’s Award for poetry.The symposium is one of the early manifestations of Betts’ “bpNichol project,” which he’s undertaking as part of his 2014-17 Chancellors Chair for Research Excellence at Brock.“Nichol’s particular ideas of making one’s own art and sharing and distributing it was more of a gift economy of art,” he says. “He was an incredible figure in the publishing industry and community building in Canada. I want to foster an international network of scholars to continue the discussion around his work and this is the first entry in that discussion.”Avant Canada will feature events every evening that are free and open to the public.A keynote talk by Lee Maracle, entitled “Two Days of Canada, 53,785 Days of Colonialism” at Rodman Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. Maracle is an instructor at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre in Toronto and was recently presented with a 2014 Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts Friday’s (Nov. 7) symposium on poet bp Nichol includes a creative evening of poetry at the Niagara Artists Company at 7:30 p.m. Twelve Canadian poets will recite works inspired by Nichol. And it will also feature a digital interactive and real-time Twitter performance by writers from around the world.Check the conference website for the full schedule and event details.Avant Canada at Brock is made possible by support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Editing Modernism in Canada, the Centre for Canadian Studies at Brock, and the Niagara Artists Centre. A screening and artists talk on the Indigenous Futurist mini-series TimeTraveller by digital First Nations artist Skawennati at the Niagara Artists Centre on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m.
Companies must now be transparent about the difference in average earnings between men and womenCredit:Philip Toscano /PA There have been concerns that the new legislation lacks teeth as businesses that fail to report their gender pay figures will not face any sanctionsHeidi Watson, lawyer That is despite initiatives to increase diversity in senior positions, including targets for female board members on FTSE 100 firms and the recently introduced policy forcing companies employing more than 250 staff to publish their pay gap between men and women. The measure means that employers must capture data on 5 April 2017, which must be published by 4 April 2018. Companies must then repeat the process every year. “For those yet to report, it is advisable to look at how other businesses that have already released their data have presented it. In most cases, the best way will be to provide as much information as possible with any gaps explained and efforts to close it outlined.” 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. The drive to close the gender pay gap has stagnated over the past six years, amid concerns that naming and shaming companies will not make a difference.The proportion of female higher rate tax payers (earning between £43,000 and £150,000) has remained static at 27 per cent over the past six years, according to HMRC figures obtained by law firm Clyde & Co. Colleague Gina Wilson added: “Businesses should be taking steps now to analyse their April 2017 data so that they can take remedial steps ahead of the reporting deadline in April 2018. If they can make a difference over the next 12 months then they could consider releasing their April 2017 data, followed closely by their April 2018 data which could show a marked improvement.” Heidi Watson, Employment Partner at Clyde & Co: “The expectation is that gender pay reporting will start to make an impact in the next few years. “However, there have been concerns that the new legislation lacks teeth as businesses that fail to report their gender pay figures will not face any sanctions and those that report particularly bad gender pay figures will simply be ‘named and shamed’.”
EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you begin your day.1. #PROPERTY TAX Who are the seven TDs who say they won’t pay the property tax? TheJournal.ie spoke to them and found out more – including who will pay the tax, the two who say they do not qualify, and those who did not respond to queries.2. #COLLISION Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a single-vehicle fatal road traffic collision in Monaghan at 1.55am today. A 43-year-old man was seriously injured when the car he was a passenger in collided with a ditch. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver received minor injuries and a second woman was uninjured.3. #SINN FÉIN The second day of the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis gets underway today, and party leader Gerry Adams is to deliver an address at the event. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has called for the British Secretary of State to set a date for a Border Poll on Irish unity. Motions to be discussed today include ones on justice, education, health and the economy.4. #FIANNA FÁIL Is Galway West TD Noel Grealish joining Fianna Fáil? The party has denied that senior figures have approached the independent TD, but Grealish told TheJournal.ie that he would be making no comment on the issue. Talk of the former PD joining Fianna Fáil arose out of a recent report in the Connacht Tribune on the issue.5. #BILL CULLEN Bill Cullen and partner Jackie Lavin are said to be “devastated” that they have lost a High Court bid to continue running Muckross Park Hotel, the Irish Independent reports. They have been running the five-star hotel for the past 20 years. Mr Justice Charleton said that he was refusing the examinership petition “with regret”.6. #JOYCE The grandson of James Joyce, Stephen James Joyce, has described an error in a Joyce quotation on a commemorative coin as “an insult”. He told the Irish Times that it was an insult to the Joyce family and also expressed concerns about the image of his grandfather on the coin.7. #NORTH KOREA US Secretary of State John Kerry has met top officials of North Korea’s key ally and aid provider China to press them to rein in Pyongyang, seeking Beijing’s help to defuse nuclear tensions. He met first with China’s foreign minister Wang Yi after flying in from talks in South Korea with President Park Geun-Hye.8. #BIRD FLU The first human case of H7N9 bird flu has been found in a seven-year-old girl in Beijing, local authorities said. The girl’s parents are poultry traders. She is said to be in a stable condition in hospital, and her parents are in quarantine.9. #SCHOOLS Education Minister Ruairí Quinn has questioned the amount of time that is devoted to religion in primary schools, the Irish Times reports. He made the comment at the AGM of the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association yesterday. He has called for a public debate on the issue.
Stay on target “Much Abird About Nothing.” It’s college reunion time! Who’d have thought that it’s already been fifteen years since Keg-Stand Craig and the new Dad on the block went to college? This one’s like a buddy cop comedy, only there are no cops and more avoiding old flames while trying to stifle an existential breakdown, bro.”DREAM DADDY #1 (W): Wendy Xu (A & C): Ryan Maniulit (L): Hassan Otsmane-ElhaouIf you’re not already a fan of the game Dream Daddy, you’re missing out on one of the cutest (and depending on the dad, most frustrating. Talking about you Joseph) games that you’ll ever play. Dream Daddy is a dating sim visual novel available now on Steam. The story has you, a single dad, moving into a cul de sac with your daughter Amanda. The cul de sac is also surrounded by seven different dads. The mission? Date each of the dads to see who’s right for you.via Oni PressThe game was developed and published by Game Grumps, directed by Tyler J. Hutchison and written by Leighton Gray and Vernon Shaw. The one cute thing about the game is how much you can play it without getting bored. It’s rare for a game to do that and with this one, you can mix and match your choices. Change anything you desire and fiddle around with some options. It was only a matter of time when we would get some more from this hit game, and we got it in the form of romantic and pure comics that set our hearts on fire.Wendy Xu takes the lead in the first issue of this limited series. She takes one of the best dads of the game, Craig, and leads him into a friendship turned lovers situation that’s a sweeter execution than you can possibly imagine. Xu’s narrative is so very very dear and darling. I love when romance in comics is just that, romance. There’s no bells or whistles about it, and once you start, there’s a great payoff at the end and maybe kisses and fireworks. Xu delivers that to us in an endearing way that makes you squee.via Oni PressWhat makes this such a great story to start out in the series is Xu bringing in the established friendship of Craig and the dad. She didn’t have to. She could go back to when they met. However, Xu amplifies that history within her story. She expands upon it in a way that becomes just a slow-burn of a friendship turning into something more in one night. It doesn’t feel like it’s pushing it in your face or hurrying to finish the story for you. It feels like a smooth transition from one stage to the next. Xu keeps this story down to earth and sensible for both the dads and grounds the story for the reader. Sometimes in romance that’s very hard to do. Xu nails every single beat and produces something that you’ll dream of wanting yourself.Ryan Maniulit’s art in Dream Daddy #1 makes you feel all those warm and fuzzy feelings inside. Maniulit’s art is an eye-catching yet extremely expressive in every panel that makes you grin like a madman. The expressive part is captured within the facial expressions of the characters. I laughed every single time the dad and Craig made faces, but that’s all due to Maniulit’s incredible talent in visually telling the story. He creates hilarious and adorable moments within his art. He can also draw the best hot dad bod that will leave you drooling for days.via Oni PressManiulit’s colors create picturesque, romantic moods. As you get to the middle of the comic, Craig and the dad are looking out at the sunset. He uses stunning low-light purple, reds, and magentas to capture that moment for them. The entire comic relies on that lovely friendly mood between them. It then all combines into those three panels towards the end and Maniulit without a doubt puts you in the mood for love.Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou letters wonderfully, but he also letters in a way that brings this last pieces of the puzzle into this romance between our leads. He places in a way that lets the dialogue flow freely, with each balloon placement lined perfectly so you can absorb Xu’s script as well as Maniulit’s art. He also highlights and capture those sweet moments in the script and knows how to vary that placement as well. Also, he doesn’t cover up the dad bod so frankly, he just did a good job all around as far as we’re concerned.via Oni PressDream Daddy #1 is all you’ll ever want and need in a romance comic. It’s going to be exciting to see where this series will take us. This creative team came out of the gate with a solid and superb first issue. One provides readers a sweet and charming ideal romance that everyone will want. Dream Daddy #1 is now available on ComiXology and your local comic shop.Looking for another great read, check out our Buy This! column each week for New Comic Book Day. Want to support great indie creators, we’ve got 5 Kickstarter campaigns to kick money to. But as always stay on top of all things graphic novel here. Marvel Censors Criticism of America From Marvel Comics #1000Can Even Jonathan Hickman Save the X-Men?
June 28, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: June 28, 2019 BOSTON (AP) — A man who authorities say paid $250,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit became the 51st person Friday charged in the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme.Jeffrey Bizzack, 59, has agreed to plead guilty to a fraud conspiracy charge, federal prosecutors said. He’s the first person to be charged since March, when authorities announced the arrests of dozens of prominent parents and athletic coaches at elite universities across the country.Bizzack’s lawyer said his client “voluntarily came forward to be accountable for his actions and accept responsibility.”“He deeply regrets what he did, and especially the effect it will have on his son. His son knew nothing of Mr. Bizzack’s actions. Mr. Bizzack will do his best to make up for this mistake and apologizes to USC and its hardworking students,” Attorney Seth Berman said in an email.Federal prosecutors say they will recommend nine months in prison.Bizzack, of Solana Beach, California, gave a total of $200,000 to the sham charity run by the admissions consultant at the center of the scheme and sent a $50,000 check to the USC “Galen Center” to have his son designated as a recruit for the volleyball team, authorities said. His son was formally accepted in March 2018.The consultant, Rick Singer, then made monthly payments of $20,000 to USC’s then-senior associate athletic director, Donna Heinel, for her help getting Bizzack’s son and other children of prominent parents into the school.Heinel has pleaded not guilty in the case.Singer began cooperating with investigators last year in the hopes of getting a lighter sentence and helped build the case against the parents. He pleaded guilty in March.Fourteen parents have pleaded guilty to taking part in the scam, which authorities say involved bribing coaches and rigging standardized test scores.They include “Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman, who admitted to paying $15,000 to have someone correct the answers on her daughter’s SAT.Parents fighting the charges include “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, who are accused of paying $500,000 to get their daughters into USC as fake crew recruits. They haven’t publicly commented on the allegations.The first person to be sentenced in the case — former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer — avoided prison time . He’s serving two years of supervised release, including six months of home confinement with electronic monitoring and was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.____Follow Alanna Durkin Richer at http://www.twitter.com/aedurkinricher AP, AP Solana Beach parent charged in college admission bribery scam
Now playing: Watch this: More From Roadshow 42 Photos Porsche 2019 Chevy Malibu review: Swing and a miss 19 Photos 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 0 Enlarge ImageFor a few moments, the Taycan will put down over 700 horsepower. Yowza.By this time next week, we’ll finally have seen Porsche’s long-awaited Taycan electric sedan. Ahead of time, there are new details still spilling out about the electric car, and this tidbit is one for the power-hungry driver.Per a drive preview from Autocar, the range-topping Porsche Taycan supposedly sports an overboost function that will help the car produce over 700 horsepower for a period of time. That’s Dodge Challenger Hellcat territory, minus any engine emissions. Reportedly, this range-topping car will be split into Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S designations — a goofy nomenclature considering there are no turbos onboard, but I digress.The overboost function activates for 2.5 seconds to unlock 700-plus horsepower and supposedly helps send the electric car from 0 to 60 mph in under 3 seconds. Porsche has long been keen to point out the Taycan will absolutely house the company’s spirit and performance, and so far, the German marque appears to be delivering.It’s likely the overboost function played a key part in the car’s 7:42 Nurburgring Nordschleife run. While the lap time didn’t set any overall lap records, it is the fastest four-door electric car around the 12.8-mile circuit. Porsche also showcased the fact its upcoming electric sedan can go from 0 to 124 mph and back in just 10 seconds — multiple times in a testament to the battery-electric powertrain’s grunt.Without the overboost, we’re likely looking at around 600 hp for the range-topping Taycan along with a 300-mile range. Expect other models to fill the lineup with less performance and shorter ranges. We’ll have the full details when Porsche is ready to show the car off in September. Tags Porsche Taycan on ice in Sweden 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Electric Cars Performance Cars 2019 Chevy Malibu review: Swing and a miss Share your voice 1:29 Ice drifting in Porsche’s all-electric Taycan More From Roadshow Share your voice Goodyear Oxygene is a living, connected tire 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Electric Cars Auto Tech 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Porsche,Sono calls the moss-filled dash BreSono and uses it to filter incoming air. Sono Typically, if you had moss in the interior of your car, that would be considered a bad thing. That’s not necessarily the case for this small, solar-powered electric vehicle from German startup Sono.The Sono Sion uses the moss, which is covered with a transparent panel, thankfully, and according to a report Thursday by Electrek, it’s part of the Sion’s cabin air filtering system. Unlike the moss inside Goodyear’s Oxygene tire concept, this moss has kicked the proverbial bucket, but because of its structure, it’s still a good filter.The Sion was conceived as a low-cost EV and debuted back in March with a 35 kilowatt-hour battery and a body covered in solar panels, but this is the first we’re seeing of its interior. The rest of the passenger cabin is pretty sparse, with a small digital instrument binnacle in front of the driver and a Tesla Model 3-like central screen sprouting from the dash.Enlarge ImageIn addition to the mossy dash, the Sono Sion is slathered in solar panels to help keep its 35 kWh battery topped up. Sono The Sion was initially marketed for the low, low price of $18,000 but — and this might be a little shocking (pun intended) — the battery pack costs extra. That is estimated to cost an additional $10,500 if bought outright, or there would be a monthly fee. I know that sounds weird, but it’s not unheard of in Europe — the Renault Zoe is sold this way.It’s unlikely that we’ll ever see the Sono Sion on our roads here in the US, but the company says it should enter production for Europe sometime in the latter half of 2020. Goodyear’s Oxygene tire is actually alive 0 Tags 5:27 Post a comment
Vikarabad: District Collector Ayesha Masrat Khanam on Monday directed officials to complete the comprehensive farmer survey (Rythu Samagra Survey) by August 15. She was a holding video conference with agriculture officers in the district from the collectorate. Khanam called upon the officials that the entire staff of agriculture department in the district should work with coordination to complete the survey in time. It is must for paying input subsidy and for distribution of seeds to the farmers, she stressed. District Agriculture Officer Gopal and other officials were present.
Raveena Tandon, Salman KhanInstagramSalman Khan and Raveena Tandon go back a long way. She made her debut in Bollywood with Salman in 1991 film Patthar Ke Phool and then went on to star in Andaz Apna Apna which became one of the cult movies of the industry. So it was pretty obvious for Salman to play a prank on Raveena when they reunited on the sets of Nach Baliye 9.The Dabangg Khan told the entire crew of Nach Baliye 9 that he knows Raveena since the last 120 years and spoke non-stop on the set.”He (Salman) told everyone that he knows me since the last 120 years. There’s a comfort factor with him. We spoke non-stop on the set, but when the episode was telecast, I realised that they had edited out a major chunk due to time constraints. We then told each other, ‘Why did we talk so much?'” Raveena Tandon told Mid-Day.Raveena, along with Suniel Shetty, was recently featured in the recreated version of their hit song Sheher Ki Ladki from the 1996 film Rakshak. The video of the remake version also features Diana Penty and Badshah grooving to the song.
Emergency management officials in the region are monitoring the weather and bracing for possible flooding, damaging winds and hail.“We’ll have periods of rain and thunderstorms and then breaks between,” National Weather Service forecaster Dan Reilly said. “So, it’s not going to be raining the whole time but we certainly will have rounds of thunderstorms right through Friday.”He said those rains are moving in from the southwest. Corpus Christi experienced some heavy flooding Sunday night.Francisco Sanchez with the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said the ground and bayous are still saturated from the historical floods last month – and so it doesn’t take a heavy downpour to cause more flooding.“It becomes a little difficult when, as we get later in the week, it’s going to take less and less rain to actually cause these problems to get worse,” Sanchez said. “So we’re keeping an eye on that.”In Galveston County, officials are also monitoring the weather but emergency management coordinator Garret Foskit said they are not too concerned about this week.Meanwhile, the American Red Cross is ready for more flooding in Greater Houston.“We’re meeting with community partners and we are putting shelters on standby,” MaryJane Mudd with the Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region said. “In the case that if there is a need, if people do leave their homes based on flood damage or having to evacuate, that we can then reach out to those partners and open those shelters.”Officials advise residents to check weather and traffic conditions before they leave their homes this week.NWS To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen 00:00 /01:20 Share X
7 min read Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Considering the runaway success of the app market, it’s easy to understand why many founders think their paths to unicorn status runs through App City. While some pundits were digging an early grave for apps, Apple was busy breaking records. The company’s App Store experienced its busiest day in history on Jan. 1 of this year, notching nearly $240 million in sales.This single-day surge represents another spike in the expanding app marketplace. In 2016, developers earned more than $20 billion through the Apple App Store — a 40 percent increase from 2015 earnings. For some historical perspective, developers have earned $60 billion in total since the app store launched in 2008.These gaudy sales figures add to the lure of app development as the latest panacea for startups.While it might be relatively cheap, easy and fast to produce an app, these low barriers to entry are misleading. Too many founders rely on apps alone to drive profits, ignoring traditional business wisdom in the process.Even if a company develops a market-disrupting app that reinvents smartphone use, developing the tech and tossing it onto the app store without any sort of strategy will likely lead to failure. Whether you’re producing an app or opening a new brick-and-mortar store, your venture still needs plenty of marketing, positioning and customer service.Simply put, businesses cannot thrive on apps alone.Thinking beyond the appI’ve seen this app-happy mindset in my entrepreneurship classes, which involve students working over the course of a semester to create business ideas that solve real-world problems. These young minds regularly see creating an app as the perfect solution, typically replacing an existing service or marginal problem such as finding cheap insurance or locating a nearby gas station with a smartphone app.The bulk of these app-driven solutions attempt to emulate the success of OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation app. This approach frequently involves adding a dash of digital convenience to existing physical infrastructure.This sort of digital window-dressing on the real world drove the initial dot-com boom of the ’90s. The main issue with this line of thinking during the Cretaceous period of the internet is the same problem driving the app-first approach of today: By creating a digital link to an established brick-and-mortar industry, you’re tying yourself down to the present. This also makes your company susceptible to anything that might disrupt the physical side of your industry.Instead of a tie to the present or past, entrepreneurs need to use their vision and intellect to think beyond the curve and lasso the future of a given market.Related: 5 Situations When Building an App Is Just a Dead EndThe app of your dreamsInnovation in the digital age isn’t about using technology to improve existing experiences; true innovation involves completely exploding the current model. The best solution to one of society’s woes could very well be an app — Uber, Kindle and Tinder have completely disrupted their respective industries — but consider the strategy behind your app before sending your creation into the wild.1. Remain grounded in reality. The pizza industry is firmly rooted in the real world, with a reliance on physical ovens, ingredients and delivery drivers. Despite this reliance, pizza juggernaut Domino’s has relentlessly tinkered with technology in a quest to simplify the ordering experience.The company started with a mobile app that allows customers to bypass phone calls and website visits to order pizza. That’s great, but Domino’s took things a step further by creating a tweet-to-order system and experimenting with ordering via text messages and emojis. Most recently, the company made it possible to order directly from an Amazon Echo. The next time you want a supreme pizza, Alexa has you covered.Related: Domino’s Now Makes Pizza Deliveries Via Military RobotThis trailblazing in the digital world appears to be paying off. The pizza company’s endeavors drove 50 percent of U.S. sales in 2015, according to TechCrunch, with Domino’s bringing in $4.7 billion from digital ordering channels worldwide.Domino’s provides a road map for how apps can drive value, but only when they integrate as seamlessly as possible with the real world. Apps that deliver a way to track, follow up and manage existing processes create value by essentially giving users a remote control for the economy.Apps should not be digital veneers masking traditional behavior. Instead, they should spur a change in fundamental consumer behavior.2. Everything has its limits. Even the digital universe of apps has some boundaries. Aside from the need to upgrade and maintain apps, developers must deal with barriers between existing platforms.iOS has traditionally been the more lucrative platform for developers, with many apps appearing on Apple devices before other platforms. In particular, a lot of mobile games land on iOS first before branching out to Android devices. “Super Mario Run,” which generated about $53 million for Nintendo, launched on iOS in December but and on Android devices in March.Related: 4 Ways to Avoid Nintendo’s Super Mario Mobile MistakeWhile Apple still dominates the U.S. scene, Android is carving out a larger market share elsewhere. Android has gained some traction because it benefits from the latest versions of Google’s apps and the Google Play store has a higher percentage of free apps than the Apple app store.Be mindful of the strengths and weaknesses of various platforms. While it’s possible to launch on several platforms at once, you’ll also risk being a jack-of-all-trades and master of none. Developing an app for these different devices simultaneously can quickly increase your expenses and time to market.3. The end should justify the means. This might sound like heresy, but consider whether people even need an app to solve the problem your business is targeting. Will they need a solution to your problem with regularity? That will determine how frequently they use your app. Will your customers find your proposed solution valuable? This answer should tell you everything you need to know.An emerging business needs a “yes” answers to both of those questions for an app to make sense. Having a great app should not be your goal. Instead, focus on adding value to the customer through a great app.The value you deliver should justify the cost rather than the other way around. An app that’s cheaper than the alternative isn’t necessarily a better tool for users. Creating a half-baked app could destroy value in the end, so focus on the value you want to create rather than the cost it takes to get there. That’s the only way to justify any business decision, including app development.Software is indeed eating the world — as Marc Andreessen opined back in 2011 — but not by digitizing existing functions. The true power of software lies in changing behaviors through sidestepping physical limitations that dictate much of what we do today.It’s unclear whether we’ve seen the apex of apps, but all the sales records in the world are useless without a clear and beneficial connection with the physical world. Founders cannot succeed by trying to substitute technology for business skills and market knowledge. There is no app for that. Listen Now Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer March 20, 2017 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
14-inch, 1920 x 1080, 250 nits Starting Price$729$749 Author Bio Lenovo’s ThinkPads are some of the best business laptops, but their high price is tough to overlook. Enter ThinkBook, a new line of laptops designed for small businesses and privacy-conscious consumers on a budget.The ThinkBook 13s and ThinkBook 14s will be available in late May. The 13-inch version will start at $729 while the 14-inch model will cost a bit more, at $749. One reason to buy a ThinkBook over an IdeaPad is for Lenovo’s enterprise-level support, which includes optional upgrades for next-day onsite repairs and an extended 5-year warranty. MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/lenovo-thinkbook-13s-14s-specs-price?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Lenovo ThinkBook 13s and ThinkBook 14s Specs Size12.1 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches12.7 x 8.8 x 0.7 inches RAM8GB, 16GB Phillip Tracy, GraphicsAMD Radeon 540X Storage128GB/256GB/512GB The ThinkBook 13s and 14s are powered by up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 CPUs and come with either 8GB or 16GB of RAM. For storage, you can choose a 128GB SSD on the base model or go up to 512GB of space. Equipped with a mid-range AMD Radeon 540X GPU, the ThinkBook 13s and 14s should be able to run graphics intensive programs and even some games at low-to-medium settings.MORE: Best Lenovo LaptopsThe ThinkBook 13s has a 13.3-inch, 1080p anti-glare display with up to 300 nits of brightness, while the ThinkBook 14s has a 14-inch, 1080p anti-glare display that tops out at 250 nits.The ThinkBook 13s and ThinkBook 14s serve as a middle ground between Lenovo’s consumer IdeaPads and the flagship ThinkPad line. As such, this duo comes with several familiar features from Lenovo’s business and mainstream laptops, including an edge-to-edge display and a webcam cover.Aesthetically, the ThinkBook 13s and 14s are more similar to Lenovo’s midrange IdeaPad laptops than the black carbon fiber ThinkPads (although a metal ThinkPad is on the way).Both are made of anodized aluminum for durability (though they lack MIL-STD certification) and flaunt a slim chassis that reminded me a lot of the IdeaPad 530s. While they won’t stand out among all the other silver laptops on the market, the ThinkBook 13s’ and ThinkBook 14s’ nondescript chassis are perfectly suited for office use.If there’s one standout design feature, it’s the ThinkBook 13s and 14s’ thin bezels, which result in a screen-to-body ratio of 80%. This keeps the size of the laptops to a minimum so you can slip them into your bag when you’re traveling.The ThinkBook 13s weighs 3.1 pounds and is 0.6 inches thick while the ThinkPad 14s weighs 3.3 pounds is about as slim. And with an estimated 11 hours of battery life on the 13-inch version and 10 hours on the 14-inch version, you can get plenty of work done on those undersized airplane trays during a lengthy international flight.Port selection on both of these laptops is good, but they lack a Thunderbolt 3 port for fast transfer speeds and connecting to multiple 4K monitors. Both models have a USB-C port, two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, an HDMI and a headphone/mic jack. Along with a webcam cover, these laptops offer small businesses plenty of crucial security features, including a fingerprint reader for fast and secure login, along with a TMP 2.0 chip.So far, the ThinkBook 13s and 14s are shaping up to be a compelling pair of affordable business laptops. We’ll see how they hold up when we receive review units later this year. Which ThinkPad Laptop is Right For You?Best Business Laptops – Ultrabooks – Laptop MagLenovo’s New ThinkPad X1 Extreme Boasts Stunning 4K OLED Display CPUUp to Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) Display13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080, 300 nits Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. 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Technology | Mammography | April 05, 2017 FDA Approves High Definition Breast Tomosynthesis from Siemens Healthineers New EMPIRE technology applies iterative and machine learning algorithms that provide a clearer, more concise 3-D breast reconstruction on Siemens’ Mammomat Inspiration digital mammography system 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 | 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 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. 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April 5, 2017 — Siemens Healthineers announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved High Definition Breast Tomosynthesis. This unique form of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) includes new algorithms designed to deliver a heightened level of sensitivity to breast cancer detection and diagnosis over 2-D mammography alone. High Definition Breast Tomosynthesis builds on the established DBT platform from Siemens Healthineers with what the company calls the industry’s widest tomo sweep of 50 degrees. Siemens also said it delivers images of exceptional clarity, and is the first solution approved for 3-D-only mammograms. High Definition Breast Tomosynthesis incorporates new EMPIRE (Enhanced Multiple Parameter Iterative Reconstruction) technology, a combination of iterative and machine learning algorithms that provide a clearer, more concise 3-D reconstruction.While EMPIRE technology has been approved as a 3-D-only exam, it also includes Insight 2-D and 3-D — what Siemens calls the industry’s first synthetic software-generated visualization of tomosynthesis volumes in both 2-D and 3-D. Insight 2-D allows breast imagers to obtain a 2-D image from the EMPIRE 3-D image set, providing them with a navigational support tool to their 3-D-only exams without subjecting patients to added dose. 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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. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | 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). read more
Virgin Blue is said to be establishing a training program for pilots to coach flight crews in house. While the carrier currently employs pilots trained by other airlines, Virgin Blue chief executive John Borghetti said at a parliamentary meeting that the base could take up to “12 months to get it right”, The Herald Sun reported. However, the airline is willing to take its time setting up the program as according to Virgin Blue operations executive Sean Donohue, the carrier’s low pilot turnover of only one percent gives the carrier time to develop the training system into a long term asset.”Obviously it is to make sure we have a pipeline of skilled, trained pilots for the future.” Mr Borghetti told the senators that pilots remain at a high level of importance for the company and that on his first day in the lead role he organised a meeting with chief pilots of both Virgin Blue and V Australia.”The same day I sent an email to every captain in our group of airlines providing my work number, my email address and personal mobile number inviting their feedback and comments at any time,” Mr Borghetti added. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
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