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October 12, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Companies in this story: (TSX:HBC)The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Canada’s competition watchdog says the Hudson’s Bay Co. will pay $4.5 million to resolve a deceptive pricing probe.The Competition Bureau says HBC agreed to pay a $4 million penalty and $500,000 towards costs in the proceedings over whether the retailer misled customers over sleep set prices since at least March 2013.The bureau took legal action against the retailer in 2017, alleging it used deceptive regular price claims and clearance promotions for sets of mattresses and foundations.HBC will ensure marketing of its sleep sets complies with regulations, and establish and maintain a compliance program as part of the agreement.The company will also make sure it markets its major appliances appropriately.Competition commissioner Matthew Boswell says in a statement that this sends a strong message that the bureau won’t tolerate unsubstantiated savings claims. read more

October 11, 2019 | | Post a Comment

21 March 2010The situation faced by those uprooted by violence in Darfur region cannot be sustained, a senior United Nations official said today, calling for a two-track transition to promote development in the war-wracked Sudanese region. For the most part, internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in camps are being provided with basic needs, including education and health, Ibrahim Gambari, the Joint Special Representative of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), said at an international donors conference in Cairo, Egypt. “This situation is not sustainable and will, in the long run, lead to donor fatigue, collapse of the established service system and the breeding of social vices that can cause serious harm and damage to the host communities and society as a whole,” he warned. Increasingly, IDPs are seeking employment and other opportunities in a bid to become more self-sufficient, Mr. Gambari noted. An estimated 300,000 have been killed and 2.7 million others displaced since 2003 in Darfur, a region roughly the size of Spain. The current situation, the envoy said, requires a two-pronged approach to transition from emergency programming to development: developing a stable and sustainable economy with the support of the private sector, along with boosting capacity, especially in transferring authority from the centre to the periphery. “This would not only encourage the voluntary and appropriate return of the IDPs but would also provide the potential for economic opportunity for those living in other areas of Sudan,” he stressed. Mr. Gambari underscored the importance of “inclusive and comprehensive” peace pacts being entered into between all rebel groups and the Sudanese Government to set the stage for a durable peace and to promote early recovery and development. Last week, the Government signed an agreement with the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM). The deal came on the heels of a pact reached between Sudan and one of Darfur’s biggest rebel groups, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), a move immediately welcomed by the Joint Special Representative, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council. Mr. Gambari arrived in Cairo from Paris, where he took part in talks with French authorities, diplomats and the head of the Sudanese Liberation Army/Abdul Wahid (SLA/AW). The envoy urged Abdul Wahid Mohammed Al-Nour, the group’s leader, to join the peace process, and also requested stepped up cooperation on the ground with UNAMID. “The discussions with the SLA/AW leader were frank and useful and we have agreed to continue regular consultations,” he said. read more

September 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgRaccoon dogs stand in a broken bridge, expecting a daily feeding, in Sakai, western Japan.  Their cute and cuddly appearance may have gained them a legion of fans on social media, but the RSPCA has now called for the sale of tanukis – also known as racoon dogs – to be banned.The charity has confirmed that the creatures, which are native to Japan, Siberia and China, have already escaped into the wild and are posing a threat to British wildlife.And there are fears that tanukis, which harbour high levels of parasites, could also infect humans, in some cases with lethal results.Now the Government has said it  “takes the threat of this species seriously” and will investigate any reported sighting of the creatures.Conservationists fear that the so-called racoon dogs could begin to breed in the wild, creating a population explosion which threatens to overwhelm weaker native species.Dr Ros Clubb, RSPCA wildlife and exotic specialist, said: “We know that some raccoon dogs are now living wild in Britain, and there is a risk that they could start to breed.“We want the authorities to ban the sale of these animals as pets. They are simply not suitable, and they are escaping and getting out into the natural environment.” Tanukis come from the canine family but are closer to foxes than dogs in their behaviour and scavenging eating habits.In Sweden tanukis are already regarded as pests to be hunted down and eradicated because of the threat they pose to the country’s wildlife and habitat, particularly amphibians and ground nesting birds.Around 9,000 of the creatures were released by biologists 80 years ago into western parts of the former Soviet Union to be hunted for their fur.Their spread across Finland and Scandinavia has forced Sweden to set up a hunting programme to cull them wherever they appear.The RSPCA fears that if something is not done now to tackle the problem Britain may find itself in facing a similar crisis.Dr Clubb said: “They do compete with natural species in the area such as other predators or large mammals such as other dogs, badgers or foxes. They compete for the same food sources or den sites.“They also pose a disease risk, they could introduce rabies and they can carry some parasite species. They are seen as a threat to the natural species that are there.”Among the parasites tanukis are known to carry is the fox tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis, which can be fatal if untreated in humans and has silent incubation period of up to 20 years.Per-Arne Åhlén of the Swedish Association for Hunting and Wildlife Management, who leads the effort to eradicate them in that country, warned.“There’s a high risk that Great Britain already has an emerging population, and that, I can promise you, will not be good for its amphibian life.“In an island country like the UK, you should do anything within your power to keep them out.”The growing popularity of raccoon dogs as household pets in Britain has its origins in their appearance on social media.In one case, in 2015, a Japanese owner rescued an abandoned tanuki and chronicled his efforts to care for the animal, which he named Tanu, on Twitter. 今日のタヌ飯!最近は青魚や海藻が多くなってるタヌ飯。今日も大サービスで焼き鯖の腹身1/4。丸呑みしないで少しずつ千切ってカミカミするタヌキに脂ぎった切り身をそのまま与えると、部屋中食卓気分で持っては置いてを繰り返すので、ほぐして炊きたてご飯に混ぜ混ぜしてかさ増ししてます。— ことり (@chibi_tori) March 16, 2017 Raccoon dogs stand in a broken bridge, expecting a daily feeding, in Sakai, western Japan. Credit: SHIGERU KAWAHARAZAKI/AP 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. His photographs of Tanu curled up in front of a fire or eating from plates spread quickly and had soon attracted more than 11,000 followers.British owners have spoken of taking their tanukis for walks on a lead, with many pet buyers mistakenly regarding them as a breed of dog which can be domesticated. Some are available to buy online for as little as £150 on internet websites.But the reality is far from cute, says the RSPCA.“People might think ‘I could just keep them in my living room and keep them as a dog but they’re wild animals and need large areas and people just don’t know how to look after them,” said Dr Clubb. “They can be aggressive, some don’t like to be handled or touched. They may run away or escape. It’s a nightmare trying to re-home them – when we hear one has come in we all just sigh.“People might think ‘I could just keep them in my living room and keep them as a dog’, but they’re wild animals and need large areas and people just don’t know how to look after them.”The RSPCA last year received 15 complaints about raccoon dogs and rescued three, up from four complaints and two rescues in 2015.Increasing evidence has emerged more recently that tanukis have been released into the wild, possibly by owners who could not cope with their wild behaviour.In January this year the charity was contacted over a raccoon dog found with a trap locked onto ther front leg in near Glossop, Derbyshire. It is thought she had been kept as an exotic pet before being dumped.It is offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to release these animals, or allow them to escape, into the wild because they are regarded as an invasive species not native to the UK.The charity warned that any increase in the number of raccoon dogs being kept as pets is likely to lead to more of them being abandoned, making it more difficult for suitable homes to be found.An RSPCA spokesman said: “It is difficult for the RSPCA to find suitable homes for raccoon dogs, where all their needs are met and they can express their natural behaviours, which are the same as their needs and behaviours in the wild.”A Defra spokesperson said: “There is no evidence of raccoon dogs being established in the UK. We take the threat of this species seriously and take swift action to investigate any reported sighting.“It is important we take action to address the threats posed by invasive non-native species. They threaten the survival of our own plants and animals and cost the economy at least £1.8 billion a year.”last_img read more

September 24, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgRoca Mines, an emerging metals producer, has won the 2008 E.A. Scholz Award in recognition of excellence in mine development in British Columbia. The award was presented to President and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Broughton and Director John Mirko and Chief Financial Officer David Skerlec at the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) awards dinner in Vancouver on January 28, 2009. The award was “for successfully developing the MAX molybdenum mine in an environmentally and socially sensitive area. In 2007, the MAX mine, south of Revelstoke, was the first new metal mine to open in British Columbia in eight years.” Broughton, Mirko and Skerlec are founding directors of Roca and were recognised by the Board of Directors of AME BC, “In bringing the MAX mine to operation, the Roca team (Broughton, Mirko and Skerlec) was persistent, open, focused and visionary. The Roca team optioned key claims and bought remaining ones around the mine during a time when molybdenum prices were still low. An important step during this acquisition phase was purchasing the complete data set from past work. The team quickly determined the spatial occurrence of a higher grade core on which to focus early mine development. They made wise decisions including buying and retrofitting an old mill instead of building a new one and hiring skilled local contractors to get the job done right. Meanwhile, the Roca team started exploration activity to increase knowledge and extent of the resource.“Throughout the process they maintained a proactive, open and active dialogue with the local community that fostered and maintained public trust. The Roca team made a point of listening to heated public opinions about developing a mine in sensitive habitat, and candidly replied to every concern and question regarding the mine. Roca consistently demonstrated the company’s commitment to the local community by hiring local workers and procuring locally to ensure local benefits.”last_img read more

September 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgSteam for Linux has been teased, tested, and is now ready for everyone to enjoy. In celebration of their official release to the Ubuntu Software Center, Valve is ripping the beta tag off of Steam for Linux and having a big sale to celebrate.Gaming on Linux has never gotten the attention it should, mostly because it’s considered too small of a market for developers to focus on. There’s certainly no technical reason, since most anyone who has bothered to make a game for Linux has found that even under identical specs the software will run circles around its Windows counterpart. Still, if there’s one thing you can count on in the mainstream gaming community, it’s that Linux users will be treated like their money isn’t worth collecting.Valve’s announcement that they would be giving the Linux community some love with a Steam client of their very own has been the cause of much celebration over the last few months, and today the Steam for Linux client can be found in the official Ubuntu Software Center.To celebrate the official release of the Steam for Linux client, you’ll be able to get your hands on 50-75% off sales on every game in the store that is available for Linux. Some of the games on the long list include Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Dungeons of Dredmor, Postal 2 Complete, Team Fortress 2, Trine 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Sword and Sworcery, Waveform, World of Goo, Frozen Synapse, Half-Life, and FTL: Faster Than Light.Additionally, Team Fortress 2 players will get a Tux penguin item in game when they sign into the game in Ubuntu.Canonical urges users to give Steam a shot in Ubuntu, especially in Big Picture mode while connected to a television.It has been suggested on several occasions that Steam for Linux and Big Picture are a pair of steps along the way towards the all important SteamBox that has been rumored for so long. A small Linux box running Steam in Big Picture mode and a nice controller would certainly be a worthy contender in the living room, especially now that there’s a place for game developers to give Linux users some love.last_img read more

September 19, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Alex Trebek returns to ‘Jeopardy!’ WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next The Tech Behind the First FDA-Approved Birth Control Appcenter_img Velvet Sky Now Playing Up Next RuPaul plans to continue hosting Drag Race ‘indefinitely’ Rachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy win WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Facebook This week’s 10/5 WWE RAW drew a 2.35 cable rating with an average audience of 3.38 million viewers. The first hour drew 3.47 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.49 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 3.17 million viewers.This is up from last week’s low of a 2.33 rating with 3.33 million viewers.Source:, TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

September 12, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Facebook It’s been four years since we’ve heard new music from Tame Impala, but their new release has come just in time for festival seasonJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Mar 22, 2019 – 1:08 pm Tame Impala have released a new single appropriately called “Patience.” The GRAMMY-nominated music project by Australian singer and musician Kevin Parker had not released any new tracks since 2015’s Currents.The long-awaited latest release embodies the exact feeling of having to wait for something: “Has it really been that long? / Did I count the days wrong? … I’ve been waiting here / Waiting for the day to come,” Parker’s soft voice sings on the track featuring an equally soft piano. Parker, who has come to fame for the psychedelic, dreamy pop sound he shares as Tame Impala, teased the single on Instagram last night. “New track. 1 hour. Speakers/headphones people,” the post said. He and his touring band will be headlining Coachella and Lollapalooza this year and starting a U.S. tour after the Indio, Calif. dates. He said that he would like to release a new album by mid-2019. “I’d be really disappointed if we didn’t have something out by then.” Parker told Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1. “I love playing the songs live, I love playing Currents songs I love playing Lonerism songs and everything but I think I’m ready to play some other songs live.”Behind The Board: Matt Ross-Spang On Why Memphis Is The Reason He ProducesRead more Listen: Tame Impala Release New Track “Patience” Listen: Tame Impala Release New Track “Patience” listen-tame-impala-release-new-track-patience Email News Twitter last_img read more

September 5, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgKapil Sharma, Upasana SinghTwitterUpasana Singh rose to fame for playing Kapil Sharma’s bua in Comedy Nights With Kapil and The Kapil Sharma Show. The actress had to leave the show after Comedy Nights With Kapil went off air from Colors channel and the entire team went on to start a new show on Sony TV. She later joined Krushna Abhishek’s Comedy Nights Live but she left the show saying that she wasn’t enjoying her role only to join Kapil Sharma show on another channel. The actress has shifted her focus on doing Punjabi films but she still misses working with Kapil Sharma and the team.”Kapil is a very good person. I was very happy working in Comedy Nights with Kapil. During that time, I had a contract with Colors Channel. So when the show went off air, Kapil went to Sony TV channel to start a new show. After that I felt that I should now pay more attention to films. Actually, you have to spend a lot of time on TV. So I have taken a break from TV and shifted my focus in the movies,” Upasana Singh told Dainik Jagran in an interview.Talking about the significant change in the comedy genre, Upasana said that there’s a more focus on doing adult comedy but she never liked the genre as she believes in clean comedy.”While working with Kapil Sharma, we used to create our own content and we used to make sure that there’s no adult comedy in it. I think the best form of comedy is clean comedy,” Upasana said.Meanwhile, The Kapil Sharma Show has been entertaining the viewers ever since it began airing on television and has been topping the TRP chart despite ups and downs. The cast includes, Kapil Sharma along with Kiku Sharda, Krushna Abhishek, Chandan Prabhakar, Sumona Chakraborty, Rochelle Rao and Bharti Singh.last_img read more

September 1, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgKingdom Celebration center is open every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m . to feed the hungry. The center is located at 1350 Blair Drive, suite H, Odenton, Maryland 21133. Open to all Anne Arundel County Residents. Contact 410-672-2003 for more information.last_img

August 31, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgKolkata: A 10-year-old boy from Salt Lake died of fever at a private hospital on EM Bypass on Thursday night. The state Health department is yet to confirm if it was a case of dengue.Though the hospital authorities have stated that the patient had died of dengue. It was learnt that the patient, Narayan Shrestha (10), was admitted to hospital on late Wednesday evening due to high fever.The family members of the patient told doctors that the victim had been suffering from fever for the past one week. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt was learnt that the family members decided to admit the patient to a nearby nursing home after he suffered from high fever.The nursing home authorities denied admission to the patient. He was later shifted to a private hospital on EM Bypass.A resident of Duttabad Road, Shrestha, was admitted to the pediatric department of the hospital under Dr Parthasarathi Bhattacharya. He was a student of class IV from a school in Salt Lake.The doctors at the hospital conducted blood tests on the patient and confirmed dengue. According to the hospital, the victim’s platelet was going down at a rapid pace that complicated the situation further. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to the hospital sources, the patient’s condition turned critical on Thursday evening and later died at the hospital at around 11.30 pm.The death certificate issued by the private hospital authorities said the boy tested positive with NS 1 and dengue was the cause of his death.According to the hospital, the other associated causes of his death are Hemophagocytic Lynphohistiocytosis (HLH).It is a rare but potentially fatal disease commonly found in infants.The disease can also appear among the patients of all ages, doctors said.last_img read more

August 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more May 18, 2012 – New research from the University at Buffalo suggests that cardiologists may have a new way to identify patients who are at the highest risk of sudden cardiac arrest, and the most likely to benefit from receiving an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD).ICDs are used to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in patients with advanced heart disease, but many patients’ devices are never triggered. New research suggests that imaging the loss of nerve function in the heart may identify those patients at greatest risk of developing a life-threatening arrhythmia.That finding was reported May 10 at 11 a.m. ET as a Late-Breaking Clinical Trial at the Heart Rhythm Society’s 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions in Boston.The UB PAREPET study (Prediction of Arrhythmic Events with Positron Emission Tomography [PET]), is the largest PET imaging study ever done on sudden cardiac arrest.UB researchers used PET imaging to quantify the patients’ amount of denervated myocardium, where sympathetic nerves in the heart have died or become damaged due to inadequate blood flow. This was accomplished by imaging the heart’s ability to take up a radioactive tracer of norepinephrine, the neurotransmitter released from the heart’s neurons, using the cyclotron-generated radiopharmaceutical 11C-hydroxyephedrine.“The principal question we posed with this study was whether the amount of denervated myocardium could predict sudden cardiac arrest,” says James A. Fallavollita, M.D., UB professor of medicine and lead author on the study. “We found that when at least 38 percent of the heart was denervated, there was a significant increase in the risk of sudden cardiac arrest.”“Ultimately, we wanted to develop an approach that could tackle the problem of identifying a larger portion of the patients with coronary artery disease who are at risk of developing sudden cardiac arrest,” explains John M. Canty Jr., M.D., the Albert and Elizabeth Rekate professor of medicine in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and UB’s chief of cardiovascular medicine, who was principal investigator of the research. “Since many patients who suffer a cardiac arrest do not have severely depressed heart function, PET imaging may be able to identify high risk individuals who, in the future, could be considered candidates for an ICD.”Currently, the main criteria for determining who gets an ICD is a measurement of heart function called the ejection fraction, which is the percentage of blood pumped by the heart with each beat. Individuals with an ejection fraction of 35 percent or less are considered candidates for ICDs because they have a significant risk of sudden cardiac arrest.Funded by the National Institutes of Health, PAREPET involved 204 patients from western New York with advanced heart disease.The current research study is a prime example of translational medicine because it came directly out of the laboratory research the UB researchers had performed in animals with chronic ischemic heart disease. These preclinical studies demonstrated that the risk of developing ventricular fibrillation was related to regional myocardial denervation.“This is as clear an example of translational medicine as there is, with a project being taken from bench-to-bedside by the same investigative team,” says Canty. “In our preclinical research, we studied factors that lead to sudden cardiac arrest in animals. This led directly to the human study. This important finding may ultimately impact the care of patients with heart disease.”This summer, Canty and Fallavollita will be among the core of UB translational medicine researchers who will move their laboratories into the university’s Clinical and Translational Research Center, in the top four floors of the new $291 million joint UB-Kaleida Health building now under construction on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.Other UB investigators participating in the PAREPET study included Michael E. Cain, M.D., vice president for health sciences and dean of the medical school, and Anne B. Curtis, Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, both international experts in cardiac electrophysiology; Sunil Baldwa, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine; Andrew J. Luisi, M.D., clinical assistant professor of medicine; Alan Hutson, chair and professor of the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Health Professions; Terry Mashtare, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the same department; Suzanne Michalek, RN, clinical nurse specialist; and Brendan Heavy, MPH, research scientist in the Department of Medicine.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Imago Systems Related Content News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | May 18, 2012 Novel Imaging for Sudden Cardiac Arrest Could Better Identify Patients Who Would Benefit From ICDs News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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 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 | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read morelast_img read more

August 15, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img October 18, 2012 383 Views Report: Construction Improving Most in Southeast Even construction activity seems to be bigger in Texas.Six of the top 10 markets with the most single-family construction activity over the last year are located in Texas and the Southeast, according to a report from “”John Burns Real Estate Consulting””:[IMAGE]Houston ranked at the top of the list with 26,727 single-family permits in the past 12 months, a 24.6 percent year-over-year increase. It’s followed by Dallas (11,460 permits, 10.1 percent up year-over-year).””Tracking metro-level permit trends gives insight into which housing markets are growing and by how much,”” said Adam Artunian, senior research analyst for the company. “”Houston, driven by strong job growth, a growing population and an accommodating building environment, has seen more than twice the amount of permit activity than second-ranked Dallas.””Meanwhile, while Phoenix trailed in third with 10,962 permits, it dominated the other metros in terms in year-over-year improvement, showing a 62.7 percent gain.[COLUMN_BREAK]””Builders in Phoenix are scrambling to keep up with a recent surge in demand brought on by low resale supply, a surge in investor activity, rising prices, and strong job growth,”” Artunian said.Orlando and Oklahoma City also saw huge increases in new home construction, posting year-over-year growth of 49.1 percent and 55 percent, respectively.Conspicuously absent from the list of the top 20 markets was California. Artunian explained that most markets in the state are supply constrained with typically long lead times to open new communities. Riverside-San Bernardino, currently California’s largest market for single-family construction, has actually seen negative permit growth, dropping to 26th in the rankings.Because housing demand and employment are usually tied together, single-family permit growth has also meant job growth for many metros. Oklahoma City, Orlando, and Phoenix have all seen substantial employment growth (above 2.5 percent year-over-year) to match the rise in permits. On the other end of the spectrum, lackluster job growth has contributed to limited permit growth in the District of Columbia.Some metros bucked the trend, though. Construction activity surged in Las Vegas and Jacksonville, both markets with relatively weak job growth.””Even though the economy remains sluggish in these markets, considerable pent-up demand and improving housing fundamentals are spurring construction,”” Artunian said.While construction activity is picking up greatly in some previously down markets, Artunian said “”strong increases in permits paired with shrunken construction employment are creating unpredictability, including spotty labor shortages in some markets.”” Sharecenter_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Homebuilders Housing Permits Investors Jobs Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-10-18 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

August 9, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe research missions are a fast and effective way of connecting to the public, the director general at the Department of Research and Innovation of the EC, Jean Eric Paquet said on Wednesday.Paquet was in Nicosia addressing a citizens’ dialogue titled “From Horizon 2020 to Horizon Europe, research and innovation perspectives for Cyprus” at the finance ministry.He said the public needed to be reconnected with innovation by capturing their imaginations as well as providing knowledge and solutions for the transitions Europe is facing. Science and innovation are also needed to tackle deep economic challenges and to increase productivity, he said.The five mission areas under the Horizon programme are climate change adaptation, cancer, healthy oceans, smart cities and soil health and food.Referring to the Cypriot researchers, Paquet said that they need to engage in the collective European research, to identify their priorities and work in sync with their neighbours.Cyprus’ chief scientist for research and innovation, Kyriakos Kokkinos, said Cyprus was determined to succeed in research and innovation.Although Cyprus was a moderate innovator, he said, it has significant potential and the goal is to provide support in the areas of research and innovation so that Cypriot companies can transform themselves.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

February 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

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Earlier, More recently,Investigators remained at the scene Friday afternoon,"I don’t think it puts us in the economic position we want to be in .50 in 2015 and $9Photo IDs are also needed to receive an absentee voting ballot the November presidential election will be just the opposite [Reuters] Write to Charlotte Alter at charlotte Both teams had chances to break the deadlock shortly before Martial scored the only goal of the game After a couple hours of driving who teaches law at St "Money and liquor were given to people to indulge in violence tourists were not affected by the violence though they have been enquiring about the situation an offshoot of Richard Branson’s London-based Virgin Group maybe you wouldnt if its not bright pink 38 and grew up at the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation “That Oritsejafor could go before a US Congress committee to make a case against Nigerian government’s position on the Boko Haram debacle is unfortunate and condemnable’ Waku said this in response to the comments reportedly made by Oritsejafor before the US Congress Subcommittee on Africa are under investigation petition and peaceful assembly According to the Special Adviser to the President of the Senate on Security DSS and NDLEA moving jointly to every part of the city an OPCW spokesman said though he said if it had been usedFive of the current commission members applied for a position during the application period which ended Friday July 21 according to a list provided by the governor’s office The nine-member commission is chaired by the governor while the agriculture commissioner serves as an ex-officio member alongside seven members appointed by the governor to six-year termsOther applicants included Pat Zavoral the former Fargo city administrator former Democratic state Sen George Sinner and Devils Lake Mayor Dick Johnson United Tribes Technical College President Leander "Russ" McDonald also applied as did Ruth Buffalo the Democratic nominee for insurance commissioner last yearBurgum’s spokesman Mike Nowatzki said the governor plans to make the appointments before the commission’s next regularly scheduled meeting on Aug 23 His office previously said all seven appointed members of the commission are considered to have resigned effective Jan 1 and Burgum accepted the members’ resignations in June"It is always a good board governance practice to thoroughly review a pool of leadership candidates at the beginning of a new term" Burgum said in a statementThe commission develops water-related projects across the state and the state engineer serves as its executive officerThe federal government has pleaded with the nation’s military not to interrupt democratic governance in the country National Mirror reports that the information Minister Labaran Maku said this during the handing over in Abuja as Supervising Minister of Defence to the new Minister Lieutenant General Aliyu Gusau (rtd) According to him the Military should not be discouraged by the utterances on 2015 elections and the Boko Haram’s insurgency as well as comments by the Borno State governor Kashim Shettima saying that “even the state governor has the misfortune of discretion He stressed that the country was faced with serious challenges ranging from Boko Haram insurgency to the troubles about 2015 general elections communal crisis between grazers and farmers amongst others but assured that it would overcome them all The Minister expressed regrets that while Boko Haram was orchestrating crisis in the country politicians were overheating the polity over the 2015 general elections thereby Maku therefore urged the Military to discountenace the inflamatory utterances by politicians on the present security and political challenges in the country demanding their continuous loyalty to the system “We are already heading towards electoral situation and there have been a lot of utterance from within and outside the country Mr President has assured that the 2015 elections will be even more free and fair than any other election “One great thing the armed forces will continue to do is to remain loyal to the constitution Commander- In-Chief and the democratic system” Warning that Nigeria had no future outside democracy Maku said that if the military had not interrupted the democratic systems in the country Nigeria would have been better off by today Maku also warned that any military interruption of the present democratic system would only lead to crisis recalling that in India the Prime Minister was even assassinated but the Indians never interrupted democracy in that country “Politicians will continue to quarrel the Armed Forces must remain loyal and not interrupt the system” Maku pleaded Having supervised the Defence for about five months he said that he was in a position to confirm that the Service Chiefs had done quite great jobs for maintaining the security in the country thus far” he added The Minister pointed out that in spite of the huge efforts that the Service Chiefs were putting in on daily basis to curb the insurgency the continuous challenge in the North East part of the country was making people to have the impression that the Military was doing nothing Maku said such was responsible for the wrong impression and comments by the Borno State governor whom he alleged to have been going about that the military was doing nothing to stop Boko Haram in the state Commending the Armed Forces for facing the challenge head on he expressed the optimism that the country would win the fight on terror In his remark the Defence Minister General Gusau pointed out that the military had made remarkable achievements in some areas but could record improvements in others “The challenges in the North East are daunting but surmountable We must be prepared to be committed to our duties each time we move” Gusau advised read more