Hefty fines for cellphoneusing driver ticketed twice in eight minutes

first_imgVANCOUVER – A driver in Vancouver needed just eight minutes to rack up more than $700 in fines and eight demerit points, all because of a reluctance to put down the phone.Vancouver Police posted a photo of the two tickets on social media, showing that within a space of barely six blocks along one of the city’s most congested streets, the driver of the rented Hyundai Accent was stopped twice for using an electronic device.Each infraction carries a fine of $368 and four driver demerit points, meaning the total bill facing the driver is $736, plus an additional $520 for the eight demerit points.A later Twitter comment from police confirmed the driver was from outside the province, although the department declined to release their hometown.Drivers of rental cars are usually responsible for paying any tickets, but the demerit points are applied annually and collected by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia when a vehicle’s insurance is renewed.That prompted a volley of comments on social media concerned that the chatty tourist might evade the fine and point penalty, but police say the Insurance Corporation invoices out of province drivers and unpaid bills can be sent to a collection agency.In it’s tweet, Vancouver Police called the repeat distracted driving offences expensive and dangerous, while British Columbia Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth was even more blunt.“If people are that stupid then they deserve the financial penalty they get and this is a classic example of someone having more money than brains, and they have been hit in the pocketbook,” he said.British Columbia has had a law since 2010 against using cellphones and other devices behind the wheel, while fines and penalty points were increased last year to underscore the dangers of distracted driving.Farnworth said he’s considering even stiffer legislation and is extremely interested to learn the outcome of Ontario’s proposal to raise fines against some distracted driving offences to as much as $50,000.last_img read more

ACJU backs reforms on Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) says a statement made by the President of the ACJU that the “Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) is perfect in its present state” has been subjected to misinterpretation.A statement by the ACJU said that ever since its establishment the ACJU has always taken a very flexible and moderate approach, within the  framework of Shari’ah and the greater public interest, when consulting on any issue. ACJU says there have been unfair allegations against ACJU that it is not ready to listen to the grievances of the women.“There is no truth at all  in this allegation. ACJU wishes to highlight that it will be a gross violation of Islamic religious teachings to ignore the women or not to give them the honour and respect that Islam has bestowed on them. ACJU is therefore, bound by these religious teachings,” ACJU added.The ACJU invites all to join hands in this noble work to reform the MMDA and to protect the rights of oppressed women and the rights of every individual. (Colombo Gazette) ACJU says as a responsible institution it has to look into various aspects, inter alia : “From its inception, the ACJU has been very careful in handling the MMDA matter and it has always given its fullest support to the committee. In this long journey, the committee has moved forward unitedly and as a team. We believe that InshaAllah we can conclude the committee proceedings in a manner that is satisfactory to all. The comprehensive report which we have submitted to the reform committee has provided detailed  explanation to all the key topics of the MMDA reforms. If someone goes through this report he/she will understand the stand of ACJU and the rationale behind its suggestions,” ACJU added. (1) matters of relevance to the religious teachings;(2) finding solutions to the grievances of the women; The Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act, is a topic which has been spoken widely in many circles and forums these days. In this regard, ACJU believes without doubt, the MMDA as it stands today definitely needs reforms. (3) ensuring the acceptance and acknowledgement of the larger Muslim community;(4) establishing justice to each and everyone to the best possible extent.In doing so, as Religious Scholars ACJU says it is willing to be flexible and accommodative to the fullest extent. In the same vein, it is the bounden religious duty of the Scholars to alert the Committee in the area of Shariah principles, as relevant. read more

New Dando Terrier MK2

first_imgWith a range of new features “for increased productivity, safety and ease of use, the compact, versatile Dando Terrier MK2 has been designed specifically for site investigation and environmental analysis,” the company says. Crawler mounted for easy access to areas of restricted access, the rig boasts the following features and options:– 300mm hydraulic mast dump– Trip hammer auto-stop– Trip hammer swings out from drill line at any height– Capable of tripping out multiple rods– Drill string is supported by a stainless steel rod guide– New split weight design. 63.5kg reduced to 50kg with the removal of 8 bolts– Single piece drive adapter– Swing-out pullback ring– Revised control console– Lightweight, folding stabiliser legs– Mast automatically locks into headache post with no additional pinsOptions:– Fixed wide track kit extends width of carrier to 1000mm from 800mm– Single hydraulic foot clamp– Hydraulic stabilising legs– SPT blow counter with illuminated display– Remote mast kit– Lighting– Various engine options– Hydraulic power take off– Radio remote control– Concrete coring head– Vice options– Lift off storage baskets– SPT calibrationlast_img read more

Iwata Gamecube and Game Boy Advance SP were both 3D capable

first_imgSince the release of the Wii and DS Nintendo has gained a lot of respect for being a forward-thinking and risk-taking hardware developer. Who else would bet on a dual-screen touch-controlled handheld, or a console that relied on motion controls in a world devoid of anything else like it?In both cases the risk paid off with millions of Wii and DS units sold around the world, and competitors copying the motion controls for their own consoles. But did you know Nintendo was thinking ahead back in the days of the Game Boy and Gamecube? According to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, the company most certainly was.In the latest edition of “Iwata Asks” covering the 3DS, it is revealed that the Gamecube had the circuitry to display 3D if connected to a capable LCD. There was even a 3D version of Luigi’s Mansion playable on such a setup. We never saw it as no one could afford the 3D LCD so Nintendo just never used the feature.The other surprising news is that while the 3DS may be Nintendo’s first commercial 3D-capable handheld, they had considered doing it before with the Game Boy. In the R&D labs at Nintendo there existed a no-glasses-required 3D version of the Game Boy Advance SP. It never came to market as displays at the time didn’t have a high enough resolution for it to work well enough, but it shows Nintendo has always been ahead of the game in the research lab at least.Read more at Andriasang, via Edge MagazineMatthew’s OpinionIt’s pretty amazing to think Nintendo considered launching the equivalent of the 3DS back in 2003, albeit with a much lower spec. How would the market react to such an announcement back then when 3D TVs and other console hardware companies weren’t even considering such features?I would love to visit the R&D labs at Nintendo today to see what they are experimenting with. It also makes me a little more excited as to what the Wii 2 will bring. It’s bound to be motion controlled, but can Nintendo surprise everyone again and come up with something completely different?last_img read more

Dublin Bus still has three singledecker buses

first_img Share Tweet Email1 Jan 29th 2017, 8:00 AM Sunday 29 Jan 2017, 8:00 AM Image: Des O Murchu Archive Gallery via Flickr/CC DUBLIN BUS HAS a fleet of nearly 1,000 buses, three of which are single deck vehicles.The need for the smaller vehicles has largely died out due to growing passenger numbers and extended routes, but the capital’s bus service still retains the vehicles for certain routes.The buses are used on routes where roads may be narrower and less easily accessible to double deckers.According to DublinBusStuff.com, single decker buses were used extensively on the “Nipper” route in the late 80s/early 90s.The Nipper service was introduced for the Christmas period of 1988. Its purpose was to try and alleviate traffic within the city centre and thus can be seen as some form of precursor to today’s ‘operation free-flow’. The route performed successfully during its period of operation. Dublin Bus responded by increasing its period of operation to include the post-Christmas sales. The route was re-introduced for the Christmases of 1989, 1990 and 1991.A spokesperson for Dublin Bus that the bus is used to service the 44B route which takes it to Johnny Foxes Pub in the Dublin Mountains.“Dublin Bus operates a fleet of 987 buses, three of which are single deck vehicles. These are based in Donnybrook Depot and are predominately used on Route 44b due to narrow roads and low hanging trees along the route to Glencullen.”The route goes to Glencullen from Dundrum six times a day Monday to Friday.Read: Despite a year of strike threats, we took millions more journeys on public transport Image: Des O Murchu Archive Gallery via Flickr/CC http://jrnl.ie/3208927 31,893 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Paul Hosford 31 Comments Short URL Dublin Bus still has three single-decker buses They mainly service the 44B route.last_img read more

Premier League fixtures released

first_imgThe Premier League fixtures have now been released with new Arsenal boss Unai Emery set for a challenging first game in charge against the defending champions Manchester City at the EmiratesLife after Arsene Wenger looks set to be a challenging start for the Gunners in this new era with a trip to Stamford Bridge to face former champions Chelsea coming straight after playing against Pep Guardiola’s men.Meanwhile, last season’s runners-up, Manchester United, will host Leicester City at Old Trafford with third-placed Tottenham set to travel to St James’ Park to face off against Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle United side.Manuel Pellegrini looks set to face a difficult start at West Ham United against last season’s Champions League runners-up Liverpool.The newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers will host Everton in what will be their first Premier League game in six years and fellow promoted side Cardiff City are set to travel to Bournemouth for their first game.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…Play-off winners Fulham will host Crystal Palace.? Announcing the 2018/19 Matchweek 1 #PLfixturesFull list ? https://t.co/iQKSN9XtKw pic.twitter.com/N5BOj8oVN0— Premier League (@premierleague) June 14, 2018last_img read more

President Trump expected to end program for young immigrants

first_img September 4, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Updated: 2:21 PMcenter_img Posted: September 4, 2017 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — For close to a million children of undocumented immigrants, the halt to the federal government’s DACA program could mean restricted access to higher education and employment opportunities and the possibility of deportation from the United States.  The 2012 executive order signed by President Barack Obama, called “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” — or DACA — allowed young people who were brought to the United States illegally as children to stay in the country, to study or work without the threat of deportation.President Donald Trump is expected to announce Tuesday that he will end DACA in six months, giving Congress the time to replace the executive order with formal legislation that would preserve those protections for the young people who have been called “Dreamers” after the Dream Act which was previously introduced in Congress in several forms, but never passed.If the current Congress fails to act, an estimated 800,000 people who qualified for the DACA program could face the possibility of deportation. Benjamin Prado, an immigration rights activist with the American Friends Service Committee in San Diego fears that “Dreamers” and their entire families will be targeted for deportation.“What we see is the way many immigration agencies do their jobs; they not only go after the individual that they’re looking for but then they start questioning the rest of the family. They start what they consider collateral arrests. That’s why it’s very important, now more than ever, that people understand clearly what their constitutional rights are and that they defend their families,” Prado said.The president of San Diego State University, Sally Roush has written a letter to the White House asking President Trump to retain the DACA program.The letter read in part,  “We urge you to give greatest weight to the fact that these individuals who arrived in this country too young to have made the decision to come here, or to have understood any consequent impact on their citizenship, have in fact excelled as students and as good citizens.”  More than 400 American business leaders, including the CEO’s of AT&T, Best Buy, Amazon, Facebook and Apple have signed a letter to President Trump calling for the DACA program to be retained.They assert that the U.S. economy could lose $460 billion and $25 billion in Social Security and Medicare tax contributions.  President Trump expected to end program for young immigrantslast_img read more

Cygnus Puts Heavy Construction Group on the Block

first_img“When I first came in, I said I’m here to get this company out of bankruptcy, grow value and sell it because we’re owned by the banks,” French tells Folio:.In that sense, this deal resembles last year’s divestment of the agriculture group, which kicked off Cygnus’s sale process almost a year to the day. And, like last year, the company has retained Corporate Solutions to broker the auction. French declined to offer revenue or pricing details, but says the group is profitable and doing a “very high” margin. According to a source, revenues are in the $10 million range. Digitally, the group has had 21 percent CAGR for the last five years, French says. Cygnus Business Media CEO John French announced to employees today that the company is putting its Heavy Construction Group up for sale, Folio: has learned. Included in the deal will be seven print magazines, two websites and an event.The Heavy Construction Group is one of three groups within the Construction division, which also includes the Residential Construction and Landscaping groups. The auction is the next step in a process that French undertook when he joined as CEO in 2009 right after the company emerged from bankruptcy protection: bring the portfolio back into shape and sell it off, in pieces or in aggregate. last_img read more

Lawmakers Skeptical Of States Plan To Buy Fairbanks Natural Gas Utility

first_imgGovernor Bill Walker’s latest move to advance the state backed Interior Energy Project with the purchase of a private natural gas utility is expected to expand availability and lower the price of gas in Fairbanks.Download AudioThe Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority has signed a letter of intent to purchase Fairbanks Natural Gas parent company Pentex. AIDEA spokesman Karsten Rodvik says the state corporation would pay $52.5 million for Pentex company assets currently used to supply about a thousand Fairbanks area customers with Cook Inlet gas.“The LNG plant at Point MacKenzie; it includes the trucking components, the storage components, the entire set of assets,” Rodvik said.The deal also includes a distribution system in the core area of Fairbanks, a piping network FNG is already in the process of expanding. Pentex and FNG President Dan Britton says AIDEA’s access to low cost capital would help the company pay for infrastructure needed to meet new gas demand.“Our current gas supply is maxed out, out of the Cook Inlet. In order to expand, it requires for additional liquefaction capacity in some form,” Britton said.FNG isn’t the only Fairbanks area utility looking for more natural gas. Golden Valley Electric would wants to transition some generators from oil to gas, and the borough run Interior Gas Utility or IGU is laying distribution pipe to serve customers outside FNG’s downtown service area. AIDEA’s Rodvik says state ownership of the company will facilitate cooperation with the other entities.“Promote an integrated gas distribution system that can be built and operated in a much more efficient manner for the benefit of Interior residents,” Rodvik said.The deal opens up the potential of FNG and the IGU merging, but even if they don’t, IGU Board Chair Bob Shefchik says having both entities operating on a cost based, instead of profit based, business model, should be a plus to consumers.“The idea that there’ll be a single postage stamp rate for all residential gas customers in the Interior is a likely outcome whether there’s a merger or not,” he said.Shefchick calls the state plan bold and decisive, and believes the $52 million price is fair.“And one could not replace what they have for that $52 million,” Shefchik said.As evidence of the value Shefchick sites Hilcorp’s recent attempt to buy FNG’s gas processing plant, a deal blocked by the state. AIDEA’s Rodvik says the state corporation plans to pay for the Pentex purchase with money from a revolving fund.AIDEA’s board of directors must approve the deal.The Fairbanks Natural Gas acquisition will also come under scrutiny from the Legislature. Key Republicans, like Anchorage Representative Mike Hawker, are skeptical of the utility’s purchase.“We have a long history of failed dreams when it comes to these equity investments by AIDEA,” he said.Hawker says the deal is akin to the state investing in grain terminals and fish farms. He’s also critical of how the deal has been brokered, even likening it to “insider trading.” Pentex, the parent company of Fairbanks Natural Gas, was positioned to sell assets to Hilcorp, before the state intervened in December.“I am very concerned about state government getting in the way of the private sector with regards to the Fairbanks utility purchase,” Hawker said.Gov. Bill Walker has pushed back against the criticism. At a press conference on Friday, he called the letter of intent a “first step,” and said he was committed to a transparent process.“We don’t believe we’re in any sort of overreach situation,” Walker said. “It’s time that somebody reaches out to Fairbanks, and that’s what we’re doing. So, any reaching we’re doing is reaching out to Interior Alaska energy consumers to bring some relief to them.”While money for a Fairbanks energy project has been appropriated, there are conditions on the funding that could require statutory changes from the Legislature before the $52.5 million can be spent on the utility purchase.last_img read more

Alienlike creature that looks like elf caught on CCTV camera video goes

first_imgAlien like creature that looks like Elf caught on CCTV camera.Facebook video screenshotA video has gone viral on social media that shows an alien-like creature lurking outside a house somewhere in America. The strange looking creature that resembles Dobby the Elf from the Harry Potter series has since then become a hot topic on social platforms.A woman posted a CCTV video on Facebook that shows the alien looking creature walking bizarrely outside the house. The lady named Vivian Gomez posted the clip with the caption that read, “So I woke up Sunday morning and saw this on my camera and am trying to figure out…what the heck?? First I saw the shadow walking from my front door then I saw this thing….has anyone else seen this on their cameras?? The other two cameras didn’t pick it up for some reason”.The video has already garnered as many as 11 million views on Facebook, has been shared by over 1,55,000 thousand people and has got scores of reactions and comments.Not just on Facebook, the video has gone viral on Twitter as well. While some expressed shock and fear claiming it to be an alien intrusion, some others expressed doubts at the authenticity of the video. A few sceptical ones opined that it can be a prank as a second shadow is also visible in the video for a fraction of a second.”Oh wow. My first thought was that it’s an alien. Idk what that is. Dobby is a character….an elf..& like .. That is so creepy. It’s not human whatever that is,” one viewer commented.”Naaahhh… Just a skinny kid in a color block costume. The black strip along right leg blends effectively with shadow to pull it off but the left side gives it away because shadow is slanting right and yet you spot the moving black spot at ankle and thigh. Engaging child play,” wrote another.”It’s either a house elf or an alien or a puppet lol. I dunno. But it freaks me out and I wouldn’t want to see it walking towards me,” a worried viewer said.Watch the video below:Till date, many instances of alleged aliens being caught on camera have come up from across the world. However, the concept of aliens’ existence or their visit to the earth could never been fully confirmed.last_img read more

The Raspberry Pi Makes A Great DIY Surveillance System

first_img Plug-and-play wireless security cameras are cheap as chips these days. Unfortunately, many are made by companies that care very little about security… so why not build your own with a Raspberry Pi?Sure, you can just hop on Amazon and pick up connected cameras for $30 or so, but why not go the geeky route instead? You’ll only spend a few extra dollars, and at the end of the process, you’ll have the satisfaction of being able to say you built your very own Big Brother setup from scratch!The key to building a low-hassle, Pi-powered surveillance system is motionEye OS. It’s a Linux-based OS purpose-built to tackle this very task. All models of the Raspberry Pi are compatible, from the dirt-cheap RPi Zero to the bigger and better Raspberry Pi 3.You can even use several Pi alternatives if you’re so inclined, like Hardkernel’s ODROID boards, but it’s tough to beat the massive Raspberry Pi community when it comes to support.To get started, you’ll need to order or scrounge a few other things — a camera module or a USB camera, for starters, a micro SD card for the OS, and a power source. You can go totally wireless if you want and  run your cameras off power banks if you don’t mind recharging regularly.It’s not as daunting a project as you might think. TechRadar’s how to post provides a nice walkthrough of the process, and you can find solutions to most common issues on the motionEye OS FAQ.The end result is a professional-looking surveillance system that you can proudly show off to your geeky friends… or you can let them find out about it later when you post the embarrassing party footage you captured. Lyra Is a Handheld Gaming System Powered by a Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi Used to Steal 500 MB of NASA Data Stay on targetlast_img read more

Calendar of the untimely

first_imgThe Raqs Media Collective’s solo show at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) takes the form of an extended conversation around the concepts of time and the untimely which run through much of the collective’s past and present work, and acts as a working laboratory of the ideas that the practice of the Raqs collective is considering today, as it faces the future. With more than fifty works in a range of media – video, installations, mixed media assemblages,  sound, photography, print and sculpture – Raqs turns Jaipur House, the original home of the NGMA, into a magical, labyrinthine container of stories, riddles, enigmas and possibilities. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This is kind of art making that is quirky, intensely intellectual, humorous, poetic as well as committed to the asking of tough questions in a turbulent world. The collective’s sustained history of more than twenty years of working and thinking together is reflected in this multi-layered exhibition which twists and turns the way we think about  time, finds lost constellations in the sky, argues with the epics, asks questions about the meaning of value, strikes back at time, thinks about war, reflects on the urban condition, considers the laboring body and addresses the future of a four year old child. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix The Raqs Media Collective (Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta) has been highly visible on the International art scene for the last decade. They enjoy playing a plurality of roles, often appearing as artists, occasionally as curators, and sometimes as philosophical agent provocateurs. Raqs follows its self-declared imperative of ‘kinetic contemplation’ to produce a trajectory that is restless in terms of the forms and methods that it deploys even as it achieves a consistency of speculative procedures. Where:  National Gallery of Modern Art When: On till February 8last_img read more

ED raids Kolkata jewellery house for money laundering

first_imgKolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday raided various locations and office premises of Shree Ganesh Jewellery House here in connection with a Rs 2,672 crore money laundering case, an official said. “Our officials have started search operations at 11 locations including Shree Ganesh’s office premises and residences of its senior officials in the city,” an ED official said. The agency has been investigating the case under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 and under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Based on a complaint of defrauding a consortium of banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI) for non-payment of loan to the tune of Rs 2,672 crore, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had earlier commenced an investigation against the company. Subsequently, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) had, in June 2018, arrested Nilesh Parekh, the promoter of the company in the alleged diversion of primary gold of over 1,700 kg. According to DRI officials, the firm having several units in Manikanchan Special Economic Zone (MKSEZ), Kolkata, was allegedly involved in diversion of gold imported duty free on the strength of being a nominated agency and also in its capacity as an SEZ unit. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose “Currently, Parekh is on an interim bail and there was restriction on his movement outside of the city. We are in process of finalising a charge sheet against him, which will be filed soon,” a DRI official told IANS. During investigations, the agency found the accused to “be actively involved in the fraud of diversion of primary gold of over 1,700 kg among other violations like non-realization of remittance on account of export of gems and Jewelleries to the tune of Rs 7,500 crore” to the several dummy and shell companies at Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai.last_img read more

Belichicks offseason moves say he wants to move on from Brady

first_imgBelichick’s offseason moves say he wants to move on from BradyBill Belichick has gotten rid of, or opted not to resign five offensive starters, and Colin thinks he’s dismantling Tom Brady’s supporting cast so he can eventually make the case to Robert Kraft to move on from Brady.Belichick was overruled by Kraft and forced into trading Jimmy Garoppolo last season, but if Brady struggles this year, he can argue that the 40-year old Brady is in decline and it’s time to make a change. LeBron lets the Raptors know he still owns themThe Raptors are the #1 seed in the East, but in their last two meetings against the Cavs, LeBron has made a point to ramp up the intensity and soundly crush them so they realize they don’t have a real shot to win the East. Most NBA regular season games are meaningless, but LeBron is clearly intent on sending the message to Toronto that the conference is off limits as long as he’s in Cleveland. Also:– Sean Mcvay and thee Rams passed on OBJ after vetting him– One play that represents the problem with Baker MayfieldGuests:Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio talking Cavs dominance over the Raptors; and if the Sixers are the second-best team in the East.Joel Klatt – Fox Sports College Football Insider is in-studio to explain why Colin is wrong on Baker Mayfield, and why a clip of Mayfield celebrating away from his teammates is misleading.Eric Mangini – Former NFL Head Coach is in-studio talking Baker Mayfield; Johnny Manziel blaming the Browns for his failure; and if Manziel’s latest slip up hurts his NFL prospects.last_img read more

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first_img June 18, 2008 – Codonics showcased at SNM 2008, its Integrity Medical Image Importer, a compact solution to read, reconcile and store medical studies.The solution’s Web-based interface provides for multiuser access yet assures simplicity and security. Integrity separates disc read from reconciliation for significant workflow advantages. Users locate the main system at the reception area where patients arrive with discs. The Infinity Medical Image Server is a work-in-progress that is an expandable DICOM storage appliance that stores and retrieves medical images, providing fast, easy storage of large temporary datasets. An alternative to centralized PACS that saves time and money, Infinity provides fast and easy storage of large temporary datasets from PET/CT, SPECT/CT and NM or other DICOM modalities. The intuitive interface and pre-configured features allow users to install and administer their own Infinity without being experts.The company also featred its Infinity Medical Image Server works in progress, an expandable DICOM storage appliance that stores and retrieves medical images, designed to provide fast and easy storage of large temporary datasets. An alternative to centralized PACS, Infinity provides storage of large temporary datasets from PET/CT, SPECT/CT and NM or other DICOM modalities. The interface and preconfigured features allow users to install and administer their own Infinity without being experts.For more information: www.codonics.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | June 17, 2008 Codonics Highlights Medical Image Importer last_img read more

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first_img 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 April 1, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems introduced its Xario 200, a new premium ultrasound system that is sleek and lightweight and can provide high-quality imaging in a compact system.With a small footprint and weight of 165 pounds, the Xario 200 makes it easier to fit into tight spaces and maneuver from room to room. Additionally, its 19-inch monitor moves in all directions, so clinicians can visualize images in more detail from any angle.The Xario 200 is available with Toshiba’s advanced imaging technologies, including Precision Imaging, Differential Tissue Harmonics (D-THI) and Advanced Dynamic Flow (ADF). The system produces high image quality at depth (up to 40 cm) and delivers clinical performance in the widest range of clinical settings, including general imaging, women’s imaging and shared service departments.“It’s Toshiba’s philosophy to always provide the highest image quality, and the Xario 200 provides clinicians anywhere access to Toshiba’s unique imaging technologies so they can focus on what matters most — making the right diagnoses,” said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. “The Xario 200 gives providers a cost-efficient and safe diagnostic solution that helps them respond to changes in the current healthcare environment.”Toshiba launched the Xario 200 at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) in Las Vegas.For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | April 01, 2014 Toshiba Launches Xario 200 Ultrasound System With Improved Depth and Detail 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 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 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 | 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 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.center_img 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). 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 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare 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 Related Content 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 last_img read more

Commentary Truth… and Consequences

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bureau of Labor Statistics Confidence Consumer spending Homebuilders Investors Labor Department Lenders & Servicers Loan Officers Mark Lieberman Payrolls Processing S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Indices Service Providers Unemployment 2013-09-06 Mark Lieberman Commentary: Truth… and Consequences in Data, Government, Origination Like Diogenes’ quest for an honest man, seeking truth–or even consistency–in the monthly employment situation report may prove an endless task.[IMAGE]Friday’s report on the August employment situation at the same time confounded analysts twice with a less than robust 169,000 month-over-month increase in payrolls and a staggering 58,000 reduction in the initial report on payrolls for July.For those who keep track, June payrolls were initially reported to have increased 195,000 but with Friday’s report have now been revised down twice: first to 188,000 and Friday to 172,000. Who knows how low the July (or the August) payroll numbers could go.Payroll report revisions are, to be sure, nothing new. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) initially reported payrolls for March had increased by 88,000 in the release issued at the beginning of April. One month, later March payrolls were reported to have increased 138,000, and one month after that 142,000.That said, the 58,000 downward revision is unusual. The initial payroll report hasn’t been reduced by that much since June 2010, when the initial payroll estimate of a loss of 125,000 was changed to a drop of 221,000 jobs and then, one month later, to a loss of 175,000 jobs–suggesting it’s no easier to count going down than it is going up.BLS said 74.1 percent of payroll surveys were returned in time for the Employment Situation release with the first set of July numbers. The collection rate was lower for January (72.4 percent) and for August (also 72.4 percent). January’s report of 157,000 new payroll jobs was reduced to 119,000 in the first revision before settling at 148,000 in the final report.The “”final”” report may not be final. BLS said it would release its annual “”benchmark”” revisions at the end of September, which will change the numbers yet again.[COLUMN_BREAK]While it may not be easy to reconcile the numbers in the employment situation report with themselves, it is even more difficult to reconcile them with other economic indicators.For example, builder confidence, according to the Housing Market Index of the National Association of Home Builders, has increased 34 percent in the last three months, vaulting into positive (above 50 on a scale of 1 to 100) territory in June for the first time since April 2006. In those same three months, residential construction employment is down 0.2 percent, a loss of about 1,100 jobs. And, even though data on residential permits and starts show gains only in multifamily activity, jobs in the multifamily contractor sector are also down.BLS numbers don’t seem to square with recent surges in sales of new and existing single-family homes. While new home sales are up on average better than 20 percent year-over-year and existing-home sales up about 12 percent, the number of mortgage brokers has increased just about 10 percent and appraisers just about 6 percent. The number of underwriters is up just 1.2 percent.If those numbers aren’t enough to raise questions about the depth of the housing recovery, consider that in the last three months, payrolls have climbed an aggregate 445,000, while at the same time, the number of multiple jobholders has increased 147,000, which would mean the new payroll jobs themselves didn’t do as much to reduce unemployment.Of the new jobs, about 221,000, almost 50 percent, were in the two lowest paying industry sectors–leisure and hospitality (83,000) and retail (138,000) with average weekly earnings of $352 and $523, respectively–numbers and earnings far from enough to support a housing recovery.The August employment situation report wasn’t the first set of data to suggest trouble on the horizon for the housing recovery. The Case-Shiller home price index for June–the most recent–showed continuing, albeit slower, house price gains, pushing affordable homeownership still further from low paid workers.That is, until the numbers change again._Hear Mark Lieberman on POTUS (Sirius-XM 124) Friday at 6:20 a.m. Eastern._*_Want to write an opinion piece for publication on our site? Send your submission to_* “”MReportEditor@TheMReport.com.””:mailto:MReportEditor@TheMReport.comcenter_img September 6, 2013 415 Views Sharelast_img read more

Negative Equity Rate Approaches Single Digits in Q3 2014

first_imgNegative Equity Rate Approaches Single Digits in Q3 2014 Share in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News January 8, 2015 507 Views center_img CoreLogic Home Equity Home Values Underwater 2015-01-08 Tory Barringer The third quarter of 2014 saw more than a quarter of a million American homes return to positive equity, leaving about one in 10 still underwater, CoreLogic said Thursday.According to the company’s latest estimates, an additional 273,000 U.S. homes recovered to a positive equity position in Q3, bringing the total number of mortgaged homes with equity to approximately 44.6 million—about 90 percent of all mortgaged properties in the nation.As home values rise and borrowers continue to gain equity, CoreLogic’s analysis indicates that nearly 5.1 million properties are still upside-down on their mortgage. That figure represents about 10.3 percent of all residential properties with a mortgage compared to about 13.3 percent the year prior.”Negative equity continued to decrease in the third quarter as did the level of homes mired in the foreclosure process. This should hopefully translate into less friction in the housing market as we move forward,” said CoreLogic president and CEO Anand Nallathambi. “Better fundamentals supporting homeownership in the face of higher rents should attract more first-time homebuyers to the market this year and next.”With home prices expected to appreciate about 5 percent in the next year, CoreLogic economist Sam Khater predicts the national negative equity rate should fall another 2 percentage points to roughly 8 percent—”still above average, but approaching the pre-crisis level.”The bulk of home equity recovered in the last few years has been at the high end of the housing market, CoreLogic said. The company’s report shows 94 percent of homes valued at more than $200,000 are in positive equity, while 85 percent of homes below that threshold are in the same position.Declines in negative equity in the third quarter were concentrated in a handful of states, with Nevada, Georgia, Michigan, and Florida seeing some of the biggest improvements. However, those states are still experiencing higher than average levels of underwater mortgages. The problem is worst in Nevada and Florida, which both topped the list of states with the highest negative equity rates (at 25.4 percent and 23.8 percent, respectively).Furthermore, out of the nearly 45 million mortgage properties that are above water, CoreLogic estimates that 9.4 million (19 percent) have less than 20 percent equity, while 1.3 million (close to 3 percent) have less than 5 percent equity.These under-equitied and near-negative equitied properties still present a challenge to the housing market, as those borrowers are likely to have a difficult time refinancing or selling their home. They’re also at risk of slipping back underwater should home prices see a surprise reversal.last_img read more

Man remanded for using forged electrical licence

first_imgA 37-year-old employee of the state-owned power company (EAC) was remanded for four days on Wednesday, as police continue to investigate allegations of forgery and circulating a forged document.According to lead investigator Nicolas Chimonas, police are planning on taking statements from about 30 individuals from the suspect’s family and work environment, EAC inspectors and owners of homes in the Paphos region for which suitability certificates have been issued and the electricians who co-signed off on them.The suspect’s lawyer did not object to his remand, saying he is fully co-operating with police investigators.However, his lawyer asked that investigators confirm whether the alleged forgeries produced any financial gain for the suspect, and whether approval of the electrical installations at any of the houses in question came from contractors’ reports or on-site inspections by EAC inspectors.The 37-year-old was arrested by Paphos police over allegations that between December 2016 and May 2017 he forged suitability certificates for the electrical installations of various buildings.He has denied any involvement in the case.Police investigators told the court that on March 25, 2017, the Paphos CID received a complaint from a 43-year-old electrician from Larnaca, who undertakes electrical installation studies for the purposes of securing building permits.He claimed that on February 14, 2017, he received a phone call from an employee at EAC Paphos, who asked him to forward his licence from the state’s Electro-Mechanical Services to a Paphos fax number for record-keeping purposes.He forgot to do so but received a reminder in the form of a text message on his mobile phone the next day.Even though the text seemed strange to him, the electrician forwarded his licence to the required fax number.Still concerned about the text, he later used the ‘show caller’ application to identify the sender of the text, who turned out to have been the suspect, whom he said he doesn’t know either personally or professionally.After some digging, he said, he discovered a suitability certificate for an electrical installation stamped and signed ostensibly by him, which he realised had been forgeries.He told police he never conducted any studies for the home in question, nor did he ever authorise anyone to use his seal or signature.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Turks in north can vote in Turkish elections

first_imgTurkish passport holders in the north will be able to begin voting in the Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections starting from Saturday.They will have three days to cast their votes between 9am and 9pm where voting booths have been set up in a primary school close to the Turkish ‘embassy’ in northern Nicosia.Both the presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on June 24 in Turkey.In case of a second round for either of the elections, the procedure will be repeated from June 30 until July 2.You May Likegift5s.comTop 10 gifts for cyclistsgift5s.comUndothemaestroart.comWall Murals – Maestro Artthemaestroart.comUndoThe Moderated MediaAll Sides, All the Time. News, Analysis and Opinion from the Left and Right— The Moderated MediaThe Moderated MediaUndo British woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoUrgent work planned on collapsed section of Nicosia wallsUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more