first_imgOTTAWA – When Sen. Patrick Toomey looks at the future of the ketchup market in his home state of Pennsylvania, he sees real blood on the floor.On Sunday, Canada’s $16.6-billion worth of retaliatory tariffs on dozens of U.S. products is set to kick in — the country’s answer to the crushing steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.Ketchup is on Canada’s hit list, and that has Toomey worried because Kraft Heinz is headquartered in Pennsylvania. Four years after the company shuttered its operation in Leamington, Ont., killing 750 Canadian jobs, Toomey — a Republican — fears the doors closing to workers in his state.“We’re seeing the threat to their jobs,” Toomey told U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross during his recent testimony before the Senate.“I’m really concerned about the retaliation, which hasn’t even really started to hit us yet. But it’s going to hit the people who make Kraft and Heinz products.”The impact of Canada’s reprisal will hit far and wide — beyond ketchup, beyond Pennsylvania, beyond its Rust Belt neighbours to other Trump-friendly Republican states in the Midwest and the south, according to an analysis of U.S. northbound exports by The Canadian Press.Canadian duties will leave dents on Democratic states, like New York, Washington and Illinois, say federal government numbers based on data obtained from Statistics Canada and the U.S. Census Bureau.Shortly after Trump announced the tariffs, the Trudeau government threatened to levy a 10-per-cent surtax on dozens and dozens of American consumer goods — unless the U.S. backed down.Washington has shown no signs of budging, so the Canadian retaliation is set to begin Sunday, which is also Canada Day. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will mark Canada’s birthday with visits to two locations on the front line of the trade dispute.One of Trudeau’s stops will be a big steel refiner in Regina. The other is the major canning and food processing operation in Leamington that was abandoned by Heinz.Ottawa released its finalized list of targeted products Friday — and the impact will not be negligible.In 2017, Canada imported nearly $4 billion worth of those goods from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois alone.Ohio, the bellwether state that almost always determines who wins the presidency, is likely to be the hardest hit. It exported about $1.3 billion worth of goods to Canada last year.The state is the leading exporter of a wide variety of goods to Canada that will likely face tariffs. Based on 2017 figures, the list includes: washing machines ($131 million); toilet paper ($91 million); organic face wash ($100 million); lawn mowers ($83 million); candles ($40 million); room deodorizers ($27.5 million); and glue ($23 million).“Ohio, as you know, is disproportionately hit. We’re hit harder than any other state by the Canadian retaliatory tariffs,” Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican, recently told the Senate finance committee.But there is plenty of other pain to go around.Of the listed items, Canada imported almost $158 million in Florida orange juice in 2017; almost $200 million in coffee from Washington state; about $176 million worth of toilet paper from Wisconsin and Ohio combined; and $84 million worth of herbicides from Michigan.Compared to its original tariff list released May 31, Ottawa removed only a handful of items. Beer kegs, prepared mustard and thermostats were among those struck from Friday’s final list.Taking a closer look at ketchup, Pennsylvania leads all U.S. states in exports to Canada with $81 million in 2017. The state’s sales to Canada more than doubled from $45 million to more than $100 million in 2015 — the year after Kraft Heinz pulled out of Leamington.Since 1994 with the arrival of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Kraft Heinz says it has developed supply chains that allow the condiment to cross the continent, including into Mexico.Av Maharaj, vice president of corporate and legal affairs at Kraft Heinz Canada, told The Canadian Press that the company is “obviously disappointed” by the escalating trade fight. He insists the tariffs could deliver a big financial hit to the company because it earns $2 billion per year in Canada.“We have a very integrated supply chain at work that runs across North America and we don’t believe the tariffs imposed by Mr. Trump or the Canadian government are helpful for business,” Maharaj said in an interview.“We are just now getting a handle on it, but I can tell you that the implication of the tariffs will be millions, potentially millions of dollars, if we do nothing and so we are obviously reaching out on both sides of the border and trying to figure out what we can do from a supply chain perspective to minimize the effects.”Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin all went to Trump in 2016 by tight margins. Those states are among those that will feel the sting of Canada’s tariffs the most.The Trudeau government insists it has carefully assessed where to place its countermeasure bull’s-eyes.As she released the finalized list Friday, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said that, where possible, the government has sought to put products on the list that can be easily sourced from either Canadian or non-U.S. suppliers.“Canada has no choice but to retaliate with a measured, perfectly reciprocal, dollar-for-dollar response — and that is what we are doing,” Freeland said in a statement accompanying her announcement at a steel factory in Hamilton.“The solution for this unprecedented dispute is for the United States to rescind its tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.”U.S. President Donald Trump used a trip to Wisconsin last year to attack Canada’s supply-managed dairy industry, accusing it of putting American farmers out of work.In Wisconsin, Ottawa’s countermeasures are set to target a broad range of other important exports shipped to Canada. They include handkerchiefs, paper towels, serviettes and tablecloths ($224 million), toilet paper ($84.5 million), mayonnaise, salad dressing and mixed condiments ($72 million) and upholstered wood-framed seats ($66 million).Ottawa’s preliminary list also included prepared and preserved cucumbers and gherkins, which will impose tariffs on imports from Wisconsin that totalled $38 million last year and nearly $23 million from Michigan.On the Michigan shores of Lake Huron, the president of family-run Gielow Pickles Inc. in Lexington says about 15 per cent of his business activity involves buying and selling cucumbers and pickles with partners in Canada.He’s ready to absorb the tariff increases himself, if necessary. But Gielow is hoping for a quick resolution to the dispute.“It won’t affect the bottom line for Gielow Pickles — it will come out of my pocket,” said Doug Gielow, whose company motto is “Fifth Generation Pickle People.”“When my pocket’s empty, I’m going to have to pass it on… If you looked through my pocket, you’ll see it isn’t that full.”— with a file from Tara Deschamps in Torontolast_img read more

first_imgWashington – President Barack Obama is due to meet King Mohammed VI of Morocco this afternoon, the White house reported on Friday.The American President will hold its much-anticipated meeting with Morocco’s head of state after the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.The meeting between both head of States will take place at 2.40 pm local time (7.40 pm HMT), the white house said on Friday. The White House had said earlier this month when it announced Friday’s Oval Office meeting that Obama wanted to discuss Morocco’s political reforms, along with violent extremism, democratic transitions and economic development in the Middle East and Africa.“This visit is also an opportunity to increase our cooperation on addressing regional challenges, including countering violent extremism, supporting democratic transitions, and promoting economic development in the Middle East and Africa,” says the White House.President Obama has also declared Friday a Day of Remembrance in Kennedy’s honor”, USA Today added.last_img read more

Rabat – Morocco’s Council of Government adopted a new decree on “renewing the status of officers of the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN)” on Thursday, May 23.The project, which was presented to the government council by the Deputy Minister of the Interior, Noureddine Boutayeb, is set to further the modernization and expansion process Moroccan police have actioned over the last decade.The move primarily aims to improve the financial conditions of security employees , government spokesperson Mustapha El khalfi said in a press conference after the council. According to El Khalfi, the project was prepared by DGSN leadership under “high royal instructions.” But, he noted, renewal of status implies that, in addition to improving the financial resources and working conditions of DGSN agents, there will be bold steps to renew and expand both the service’s personnel and response capabilities.Part of the new status pertains to facilitating both promotion and recruitment of DGSN agents, El Khalfi added.In terms of promotion, the bill envisages decreasing the level of seniority required to have access to promotion to the higher ranks. For the rank of police chief for example, qualified officers will take a national exam whose results will determine their fit for promotion.In response to surging security challenges, both at the national and international levels, the new project will ensure that DGSN officers are more responsive and better equipped in carrying out their duty.The news is the latest in a series of similar moves to modernize Morocco’s security forces. Despite its established reputation for domestic stability and successful anti-terrorism, Morocco under King Mohammed VI has multiplied efforts to stand out in the security field.Most recently, in April of this year, King Mohammed VI launched the construction of a new headquarters for DGSN.During his speech, the King emphasized the necessity of improving the police’s human and financial resources to assist them in providing quality security for the country.“They work day and night and are subject to tremendous pressure, as they are exposed to danger when they are on duty,” the King said, urging the government to “provide security authorities with the necessary human and material resources to enable them to carry out their duty properly.”Also behind multiplication of modernization and expansion projects is Morocco’s ambition to be a regional leader in the field of security, with the kingdom aspiring to export its model to other countries in Africa and the MENA region. read more

5 February 2007United Nations humanitarian agencies say they are standing by to help Indonesian authorities respond to the deadly flooding that has paralyzed the capital Jakarta and surrounding areas in recent days, forcing almost 150,000 people to flee their homes. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has identified emergency food and water supplies, clothes, blankets, medicines, equipment and search-and-rescue teams that it can deploy quickly once the Indonesian Government requests help, OCHA said in a statement.Acting Emergency Relief Coordinator Margareta Wahlström said the UN was monitoring the situation closely along with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and countries that have pledged assistance.The UN response is likely to include the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).Media reports say 29 people have been killed so far and almost 150,000 others displaced because of the floods, which have been sparked by heavy rain since last Wednesday. Further showers are expected in coming days, threatening recovery efforts in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi districts. read more

South-South cooperation has “played a quiet but important role over the years in promoting trade and investment among developing countries,” Foreign Minister of Barbados Maxine McClean told the annual high-level General Debate at United Nations Headquarters in New York.“This has served to enhance the value of such cooperation and presents great potential for future growth and development,” added Ms. McClean.Ms. McClean underscored the importance of the UN in a multilateral approach to problem-solving amid the current crises facing the world, stressing that the world body is the institution best suited to mobilize global responses.“Regrettably, over the past year the United Nations has been relegated to a subordinate role in the search for solution to the ongoing economic and financial crisis,” she noted. “Barbados will not be complicit in any effort to marginalize the United Nations, which has had a unique and legitimate role in global economic decision making and rule setting.”Also emphasizing the pivotal role of the growing trend in exchange of goods and services between developing nations, Foreign Affairs Minister for Saint Lucia Rufus George Bousquet today told the 192-member Assembly that South-South support had become an effective tool for economic development and foreign policy.“An ever-changing global landscape has impelled developing countries to take initiatives to safeguard the common interests of each other as they possess diverse assets that can be complementary,” said Mr. Bousquet.He spotlighted Cuba’s international medical assistance programme which serves the Caribbean, as well as the region’s historic and cultural ties with Africa along with recent developments, such as the African Union Diaspora initiative as examples of the cooperation among poorer countries.“We in Saint Lucia have received support from the Kuwaiti Funds to assist in infrastructural development,” Mr. Bousquet added. “We are reaching out to the world for cooperation and collaboration in the advancement of our development efforts.” 28 September 2009The strengthening of ties between developing countries has been one of the few positive consequences of the global economic meltdown, the leaders of two Caribbean nations told the General Assembly today. read more

The call came in a press statement by the Council President, Ambassador Jean-David Levitte of France, which was released late Monday after the Council met in closed-door consultations to hear a briefing by Nebojsa Covic, Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia). The head of the UN Interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK), Hans Haekkerup, was also present at the meeting.Welcoming Mr. Covic’s appointment as head of the Yugoslavia/Serbian joint coordination centre, as well as the increased cooperation between Belgrade and UNMIK, Council members stressed their support for all measures contributing to the implementation of Security Council resolution 1244 adopted in 1999.Council members stated that the 17 November elections in Kosovo should enhance the democratic process and called for “proper organization and adequate security.” They also welcomed Belgrade’s support for the registration of ethnic-Serbian electors in Kosovo.”The participation of Kosovo Serbs would allow the fullest representation of views,” the statement stressed, calling for “all possible measures” to ensure participation of all communities in the elections, the return of refugees and displaced persons, and their participation in elections.Acknowledging the need to improve security and law enforcement, Council members welcomed the establishment of a new “Law and Order” branch, the adoption of legislation to combat organized crime, illegal weapons possession and terrorism, as well as enhanced efforts by the international security force, KFOR, to strictly control borders and boundaries. read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – Pengrowth Energy Corp. (TSX:PGF) said Friday it has sanctioned the first phase of its Lindbergh thermal bitumen project and approved a $770-million capital budget for 2013.The company said the Lindbergh project is expected to produce 12,500 barrels of bitumen per day when fully operational in the second quarter of 2015.The first phase of the project is expected to cost about $590 million, including $300 million budgeted for 2013.The plan includes an additional $150 million to speed up the development of the project.Pengrowth said its 2013 capital plan would be funded from cash flow and the sale of non-core assets including a deal announced in December to sell the company’s stake in a Weyburn, Sask., property for $315 million.In its outlook for the year, Pengrowth said it expected average daily production volumes of between 85,000 and 87,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, before the impact of any asset sales beyond the Weyburn deal.The production is expected to include about 28,300 barrels per day of light oil, 7,400 bpd of heavy oil, 9,800 bpd of natural gas liquids and 243 million cubic feet per day of natural gas. Pengrowth plans $770M 2013 capital budget, going ahead with Lindbergh project by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 11, 2013 11:12 am MDT read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRemittances to the C’bean projected to reach new record in 2018December 8, 2018In “Regional”Caribbean exports increase for the first time in four yearsMay 24, 2017In “latest news”Crime, violence ‘nearing crisis levels in Caribbean, Latin America’ – IDB studyFebruary 3, 2017In “Crime” Axel van Trotsenburg(CMC) – The World Bank Friday announced the appointment of economist and development expert, Axel van Trotsenburg, as its new Vice President for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region.It said that van Trotsenburg, who has over 30 years of experience at the World Bank Group, will manage its relations with 31 countries and a portfolio of ongoing projects, technical assistance and grants of about US$30 billion.“I am pleased to work again in Latin America and the Caribbean to build even stronger partnerships with the region’s governments and civil society to promote sustainable development and opportunities for all,” van Trotsenburg said.“The World Bank is ready to continue serving the region with our expertise to address the rapidly changing challenges of our time, with the main focus of improving people’s lives,” he added.The Washington-based financial institution said that at a time when weaker global growth threatens the region’s economies, many countries face the challenges of protecting the social gains achieved over the last decades and satisfying people’s rising aspirations.In addition, the unprecedented massive exodus of migrants in recent years has increased pressure on the region’s economic recovery, it said, adding that to address these and other challenges, the World Bank provides a comprehensive package of services, including knowledge, advisory work, technical assistance, and finance.“With the recently approved capital increase, the Bank stands ready to support an ambitious agenda for the future. Going forward, the World Bank is committed to heavily invest in infrastructure, social protection, as well as in health and education to better protect and prepare the region’s most important capital: its people. Sustainable and inclusive development will remain a priority, as reflected in the Bank’s program, among others, in climate change, strengthening governance, and expanding opportunities for all.”van Trotsenburg was most recently the World Bank Vice President of Development Finance (DFi), where he oversaw the strategic mobilization of resources, including for the World Bank Group’s International Development Association (IDA) and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), as well as a multibillion-dollar trust fund portfolio.The previous Latin America and Caribbean Vice President, Jorge Familiar, is now Vice President of the World Bank Group Finance and Accounting (WFA) unit. read more

first_img Workhuman employees Richard Judge, Alan Doyle, Julie Pechony, with vo-founder Eric Mosley Image: Naoise Culhane via Workhuman Irish tech company announces 150 new jobs in Dublin Workhuman also announced a €4 million investment into its headquarters in Dublin. Feb 27th 2019, 8:14 AM 27,626 Views 27 Comments AN IRISH TECH firm has announced the creation of 150 new jobs in Dublin. Workhuman, formerly Globoforce, also announced a major expansion of its operations and a €4 million investment into its headquarters in Dublin. With the investment, Workhuman has fully taken over an entire block at Park West Business Park in Dublin 12.The new jobs will be filled over the next three years in the fields of technology, finance, HR, product, eCommerce and operations. The company currently employs over 500 people globally, with 270 working in Dublin. “Workhuman is one the world’s fastest-growing performance management platforms for industry and is the perfect illustration of an Irish technology company with global ambition,” Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon said. “Our aim is to help more Irish companies like Workhuman to compete and win sustained business in overseas markets.” Workhuman was co-founded by Dublin native Eric Mosley in 1999.  Short URLcenter_img Share211 Tweet Email3 Wednesday 27 Feb 2019, 8:14 AM Image: Naoise Culhane via Workhuman By Hayley Halpin Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Workhuman employees Richard Judge, Alan Doyle, Julie Pechony, with vo-founder Eric Mosleylast_img read more

first_img Another Thanksgiving has just gone by, and if you’re like most Americans it was an excuse to stuff you face with all kinds of delicious grub and then retire to a food coma in front of your video game machine of choice. But no matter what that might’ve been, chances are you were reminded of the meal you just swallowed down.Food and video games have been intertwined since Pac-Man choked down his first power pellet, and as technology has improved, digital edibles have become more and more realistic (and shamelessly marketing-driven). Let’s set the table with an eleven-course meal of iconic video game foods from throughout the medium’s history, from appetizers to desserts.Hidden CheeseNo fancy meal is complete without a cheese plate at the beginning to whet your diners’ appetites. And food always tastes better when you put forth an effort to get it. So let’s lay out the aperitif with Perfect Dark‘s hidden slices of Swiss cheese. Each level in Rare’s shooter has a single slice secreted away in an out-of-the-way place, and finding them gets the player nothing but a feeling of accomplishment. Once your dinner guests have hunted down all the cheese they’ll be ready for their meal.Hearty Wild GreensBreath Of The Wild pushed the Zelda envelope in a bunch of new directions, but the one that’s most relevant to this article is Link’s new interest in cooking. The green-clad elf boy can gather ingredients from all over Hyrule and use them to prepare a bunch of tasty dishes. Let’s officially start up our next Thanksgiving feast with a dish of Hearty Wild Greens, which temporarily increase our heart containers by four. We’re going to need that extra storage space for the food to follow.Wall MeatExploring a vampire’s castle can leave a Belmont feeling peckish, but those zombie waiters certainly aren’t serving meals. So what’s an enterprising vampire hunter to do? If you’re in the Castlevania series, whip any odd-looking walls and see if there’s delicious meat hiding inside. Castlevania‘s “Wall Meat” helped popularize the idea of edibles as health-restoring secrets in games, and nearly every title in the series has featured it. In some games it’s called “Werewolf Leg,” which sounds delicious.Sinner’s SandwichHeavily inspired by Twin Peaks, Deadly Premonition spends some of its time at the A&G Diner. One of the regulars there, Harry Stewart, has a special order that became one of the most iconic meals in video game history. Dubbed the “Sinner’s Sandwich,” it’s roast turkey with strawberry jam and breakfast cereal. Protagonist Francis York Morgan describes it as “self-inflicted punishment to atone for one’s sins,” but people who have made it in real life say it’s surprisingly tasty.Tomato RainHigh in lycopenes, tomatoes are an excellent addition to any meal, even if they’re not the most traditional for Thanksgiving. In Genesis classic ToeJam & Earl, though, they’re a potent offensive weapon against the earthlings trying to prevent your alien protagonists from regaining their essential funk. Picking up the Tomato Rain power-up causes the red fruits to fall willy-nilly from the sky, KOing anybody they hit. Sure, it’s a little messy of a preparation, but you can’t argue with the effects.Rainy Day Special Mega Beef Bowl ChallengeSticking with the rainy theme – because a good menu is consistent and clever – we go to Persona 4‘s Japan and the preferred order of Chie at the Chinese diner Aiya. Only served on days when there’s precipitation, the Rainy Day Special Mega Beef Bowl Challenge is a massive mountain of steak that your character fantasizes could serve as a “portal to the Meat Dimension.” To finish the meal, your understanding, knowledge, courage, and diligence stats all need to be maxed out – but then it’s free.Mr. EggBurgerTime is one of the most food-centric games of all time, chronicling diminutive chef Peter Pepper’s attempts to assemble multi-layered hamburgers while being pursued by a host of ambulatory edibles intent on his destruction. Our favorite out of the trio of enemies is Mr. Egg, a fried oeuf that is the most aggressive of them all. The only problem is that a fried egg makes a delicious addition to a hamburger, so when you collapse a burg around them you get bonus points for yumminess.HassyAll this food is great, but you’re going to need something to wash it down with. Our pick is Hassy, the imaginary beverage that first appeared in cult Dreamcast game Blue Stinger. We’re not 100% sure what Hassy tastes like, but subsequent appearances in games like Illbleed indicate that it not only comes in a variety of flavors but also restores your health to full after downing a can. It’s important to hydrate, especially if you overcooked your turkey, so crack a Hassy and let’s get on with the meal.Lamb ChopsThe biggest surprise from Final Fantasy XV has to have been the food. Supporting character Ignis can learn 103 different recipes and cook them to give your party a number of stat boosts, and each of those dishes was painstakingly modeled and textured based on real dishes cooked in the rough by Squaresoft staffers. That attention to detail resulted in some of the most appetizing grub in video game history. It looks good enough to eat. Picking just one dish from Ignis’s repertoire is an impossible task, so let’s go with these tender lamb chops.Sweet RollsA tremendous amount of the fun in Skyrim comes from the absurdly detailed world it takes place in, full of knick-knacks and stuff. Even the most minor thing can turn into a meme. Case in point: the sweet roll. Bethesda has been using this pastry as a running gag since Daggerfall, starting with that game’s character creation. It became edible in Oblivion, and in Skyrim guards will sometimes tease you about somebody stealing your sweetroll. Oh, and of course you can use the game’s console to span thousands of them and gorge yourself sick.Mississippi Quantum PieWhen you’re scratching your way through the wastelands in the Fallout series, it’s hard to make time for dessert. But if you complete a pair of quests for Sierra Petrovita in Fallout 3 and then ask her about her recipes, you can chow down on a sweet treat called Mississippi Quantum Pie. Made with flour, Nuka-Kola Quantum and vodka, it boosts your strength and action points for four minutes when you eat it. The perfect finish to a video game Thanksgiving before you go mutant hunting. Finally, KFC Makes A Colonel Sanders Dating GameKFC Tests Plant-Based Beyond Fried Chicken in Atlanta Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 23, 2017 – Nassau – Earlier this month The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) in conjunction with several aviation industry partners that makes up the Bahamas Aviation Council, convened at the Nassau Airport Development Company’s office (NAD) to collectively unify its body, strengthen cohesiveness and proactively strategize for the future.The Council, led by Charles Albury, Permanent Secretary, MOTA included representatives of the MOTA’s (Nassau and USA offices), NAD, Bahamas Departments of Customs, Immigration and Civil Aviation, Royal Bahamas Police Force, Out Island Promotion Board, Bahamas Flying Ambassadors, AOPA, Fernandez Bay Village, Grand Bahama Airport Company, Aviation Professionals Agency, ATM Operations, Caribbean Sky Tours, Cherokee Air, Jet Aviation, Odyssey Aviation, Tropic Ocean Airways, BTC, Bahamas Air Navigational Services, and BAATO.Rick Asper, President of Aviation Professionals Agency was appointed Council Chairman and was charged by Permanent Secretary Albury, to write a white paper that addresses the number one challenge pilots coming to The Bahamas face; the constitution of commercial flying verses private flying into The Bahamas as interpreted by the Bahamas Customs and that of the Department of Civil Aviation.According to Captain Greg Rolle, pilot and Sr. Director of Sports and Vertical Markets, MOTA, “aviation plays a pivotal role in our overall success in tourism.   With The Bahamas’ 700 islands scattered over 100,000 square miles, it is important for us to ensure that we have the adequate systems, protocols and resources in place to not only grow our number one industry, particularly in our family Out Islands that are unable to accommodate larger commercial aircrafts, but also for us to maintain our competitive edge as a multiple islands vacation destination and simultaneously, protect the sustainability and longevity of this vital industry.”“In order for us to do that, we have to be unified in our approach of not only addressing pressing concerns, but ensuring that proper plans are in place to mitigate against or stop entirely, any fallouts arising from same,” he said.In 2016 The Bahamas received 81,607 private pilots.  Of them, 3,669 went to Grand Bahama, while the Out Islands received some 50,523 pilots.   The revenue per person generated from guests arriving to the islands by private planes doubles that of those visiting as guests on commercial aircraft.Among some of the matters being worked on by the Aviation Council are the improvement in revenue collection for The Bahamas, cross training for The Bahamas government agencies (Customs, Immigration and Civil Aviation), computerization of AOE forms for pilots, creation of annual aircraft decal fees versus per visit entry fees, Enhanced Online Customs Procedures (EOCP), general aviation traffic and the tracking of U.S. aircrafts coming into The Bahamas, enhancement of border protection and security operations, database development for future budgeting and marketing, scholarship opportunities for Young Eagles and aviation students and the formulation of a standardized ‘Pilots Bills of Rights’ between all Bahamian airports.The Council will reconvene on February 8, 2018 at a venue to be determined. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_img Mentioned Above Google Pixel (32GB, Quite Black) News • Google Pixel 3A: Where is AT&T? Post a comment Preview • Pixel and Pixel XL unveiled: Google’s post-Nexus phones come out swinging (hands-on) Google Pixel Review • Our Google Pixel review: Pure Android at its absolute best CNET may get a commission from retail offers. How To • How to transfer your data from an iPhone to Android phone Share your voicecenter_img $219 See it 0 Last year’s Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Sarah Tew/CNET Google is apparently stepping up its game when it comes to the screen for its next flagship handset. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will have 5.7- and 6.3-inch OLED displays, respectively, that feature a refresh rate of 90Hz, or 90 frames per second, according to 9to5Google.This higher refresh rate, which Google is reportedly calling “Smooth Display,” puts the Pixel 4 in the same league as the OnePlus 7 and the Razer Phone 2. The higher refresh rate makes for smoother scrolling through feeds like Twitter’s. In comparison, most phones have a refresh rate of 60 frames per second (as in, the display refreshes 60 times in one second).The success of the Pixel 4 would be crucial for Google. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL aren’t selling very well despite their exceptional cameras and critical acclaim. This could be because the phones are exclusive to Verizon (though they work on other US carriers’ networks), plus the fact that people in general aren’t buying phones as much as they used to.Thanks to photos leaked in March, we already knew the Pixel 4 would feature multiple rear cameras, but now 9to5Google’s source says one will be a 12MP with phase-detect auto-focus, while the other will be a 16MP with a telephoto lens. Photobugs will be happy to learn that Google is reportedly developing a DSLR-like attachment for the handset.Other specs 9to5Google reported include a 2,800 mAh battery for the Pixel 4, while its larger sibling will have a 3,700 mAh battery. Both handsets will also be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset and come with 6 gigabytes of RAM.Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. We haven’t heard when we can expect the device’s debut, but here’re a few tidbits about the Pixel 4 that we’ve confirmed, and some that we haven’t. Tags Phones Googlelast_img read more

first_imgRelatives mourn the death of a student. Photo: Md Kazi SohelThe divers of fire service and civil defence on Wednesday recovered body of a college student, who had earlier gone missing with two others while swimming in the Padma River in Keraniganj, at least two kilometers away from the spot.The deceased is identified as Mahim, 20, son of Shah Alam of Mohammadpur in the capital and first year student of United International University.However, two others — Supreyo Dhali, 19, son of Nasir Dhali of Mirpur-2 and second year student of Mirpur Commerce College, and Salman Bin Jamal, 19, son of Jamal Uddin of Barabagh area in Mirpur and second year student of Dhaka Monipuri College — are still remained missing.Char Mohammadpur police outpost sub inspector Arab Ali said divers recovered the body around 9.00am this morning.They are continuing rescue operation to find out the rest of the missing people.At Moinot Ghat in Keraniganj, two college students and their university-going friend went missing while swimming in the Padma River around 5.00pm on Tuesday.last_img read more

first_imgStay on target How ‘Legion’ Uses Superpowers to Explore Mental Illness’What We Do in the Shadows’ Vampire Comedy Series Is Coming to FX In just over a week, Fargo comes back to FX. In anticipation of the beloved anthology series’s return, FX has released a plethora of promos. The most recent one gives us the best idea so far as to what the third season will be about. If you’re a fan of Noah Hawley’s weirdness, this short featurette should make you happy. The third season looks to have plenty of it.Season three looks to have the most Fargo storyline possible at this point. Ewan McGregor plays two brothers (why not?), one appearing to be very successful, the other not so much. They are fighting over a very valuable postage stamp, which is the most Fargo feud I’ve ever heard of. One word the actors repeat throughout the interviews is “misunderstanding.” Aside from the fight over a stamp, misunderstandings seem to be the driving force behind the small town murders. Of course, there’s a murder. This is Fargo, apparently the most dangerous small town in America. I wonder which fictional town is deadlier, this one or wherever Murder She Wrote took place.Now that Hawley has also been running Legion for FX, I wondered how this season would hold up against its more visually spectacular superhero cousin. We don’t see a whole lot of Hawley’s experimental style in the promo, but there is one particularly shot in there. The one with McGregor apparently screaming with steam appearing to shoot from his mouth. That alone is enough to make me believe this season will be as surreal and mesmerizing as ever.If Legion turned you on to Noah Hawley’s work, and you haven’t watched Fargo yet, now is a great time to jump in. It’s an anthology series, with a completely different story and cast each season. You don’t have to have seen one and two to fully appreciate everything that’s going on here. That said, seasons one and two are amazing and definitely worth watching. The second season was even better than the first. You can binge through both on Hulu, and there’s plenty of time to do so before season three airs if that’s your thing. With each season being only ten episodes long, you could easily knock it out in a week. It’s not like you have anything else to do, right?last_img read more

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Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Laboratory News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Unibased USA RMS Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more IT Outsourcing (Extensive) Epic EpicCare Inpatient EMR 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 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Navin, Haffty & Associates Elekta MOSAIQ Epic Radiant Dolbey Fusion Expert/SpeechEMR athenahealth athenaClinicals Navicure Epic EpicCare Ambulatory EMR Ambulatory EMR (Over 75 Physicians) Homecare Homebase Perceptive Software ImageNow Financial/ERP Radiology Oncology Clinical Implementation Principal Clinical Implementation Supportive Siemens NOVIUS Lab Orchestrate Healthcare Revenue Cycle Transformation Epic OpTime Cymetrix Epic Resolute Hospital Billing Wellsoft EDIS Document Management and Imaging Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Impact Advisors Technical Services Related Content Impact Advisors athenahealth athenaCollector Epic Resolute/Prelude/Cadence Planning and Assessment News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Speech Recognitioncenter_img Ambulatory EMR (1–10 Physicians) Surgery Management Transcription Services The 2012 Best in KLAS vendors for services are:Application Hosting (CIS/ERP/HIS) Emergency Department Claims and Clearinghouse Services Enterprise Scheduling Extended Business Office Practice Management (1–10 Physicians) DR Systems Unity v|Series PACS McKesson Paragon Patient Accounting and Patient Management Huron Consulting December 14, 2012 — KLAS has released the 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software and Services report ranking the best performing healthcare IT vendors in just under 100 market segments. This year, nearly 20,000 provider interviews led to a mix of newly crowned and repeat Best in KLAS winners.“Providers recognize the critical nature that vendors play in improving healthcare delivery,” says Adam Gale, KLAS president. “Thus, a growing number of providers are weighing in on vendor performance. It speaks volumes that providers want to be heard and be counted. And vendors are listening.”Some highlights from this year include: Epic sweeps eight Best in KLAS award categories and is named the No. 1 Overall Software Vendor, No. 1 Overall Software Suite Vendor and No. 1 Overall Physician Practice Vendor.athenahealth receives second-most Best in KLAS wins.Impact Advisors wins No. 1 Overall Services Vendor.New software, service, and Best in KLAS segments in the Best in KLAS report.The following is a list of the 2012 Best in KLAS vendors for software:Acute Care EMR Practice Management (Over 75 Physicians) Dimensional Insight The Diver Solution Cerner Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise PACS Ambulatory EMR (11–75 Physicians) News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more athenahealth athenaCollector Five new software market segments were added to the report this year. Clinical Decision Support has been separated into three new markets: Clinical Decision Support — Order Sets and Care Plans; Clinical Decision Support — Referential; and Clinical Decision Support — Surveillance. Point of Use Inventory Management and VNA/Image Archive debut as new segments. Due to changes in the market space, Pharmacy and Pharmacy (Community) market segments have been combined into one category.The report also has six new services market segments: HIE Consulting, ICD-10 Consulting, Image Exchange, Image Archive Outsourcing, Release of Information, and Revenue Cycle Outsourcing.The 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report is available to healthcare providers online for a significant discount off the standard retail price. To purchase the full report, healthcare providers and vendors can visit to view top ranked vendors for each market segment. Additional rankings and ratings for each category are available in the report.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 IT Outsourcing (Partial) StatRad Business Intelligence/Reporting Practice Management (11–75 Physicians) News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Feature | December 14, 2012 2012 Annual Best in KLAS Software Awards Released The opinions of thousands of healthcare providers help to expand the dominance of some vendors, while helping others surge in rank Homecare The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Epic EpicCare Ambulatory EMR Tie between CareTech Solutions Inc. and Xerox Teleradiology Services Cerner Digisonics DigiView Epic Willow Pharmacy Cardiology Precyse News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more last_img read more

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo no but you don’t chase a record in the process.— Damnit (@DamnitZero) January 1, 2017 Everyone will say yes now, but nobody was complaining when he won us the game last week— Kevin Harris (@KHarris7) January 1, 2017 How many records was he going for…3? People would be burning BA at the stack if he held him out— Ryan Pilgrim (@RhinoStealth) January 1, 2017 agreed, that’s the game… Unfortunately IT happens Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires no, but it sucks. Hope no acl. @ProFootballDoc— Jake (@AzSportsNFL) January 1, 2017 No, he was having a record breaking year.— Cindy Snider (@azcindy64) January 1, 2017 In hindsight, trying to become the first player to record 16 games of 100-plus yards from scrimmage doesn’t seem worth the star running back injuring himself.But was playing Johnson the right call? Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Ok seriously do some fans think that David Johnson should have been held out of this game?— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) January 1, 2017While Cardinals fans nervously await a diagnosis to Johnson’s injury, the debate about whether he should have been playing at all was the main storyline during Week 17.Still, when we asked readers on Twitter their thoughts, a solid majority said it was not incorrect to play Johnson in a relatively meaningless game between two teams that will miss the playoffs.Here’s a collection of what our readers on Twitter said following Johnson’s injury. I’m sick at the moment, but I was all for him getting the records— sherry (@Dbaxphan) January 1, 2017 if you go with that logic no starter should play once a team is eliminated from playoff contention.— Paul C Castaneda (@PaulCCastaneda) January 1, 2017 (AP Photo/John Froschauer) No. injuries could have happened on week 1. Unfortunate yes, but can’t control when these happen— Felipe (@SugarFreeChurro) January 1, 2017 you gain nothing by playing him— DJ Wit (@Cardsfan1121) January 1, 2017 David Johnson was chasing records. In a season that officially soured a few weeks prior, the Arizona Cardinals made it clear they were chasing individual goals for their star running back.It came with a cost.Johnson suffered a knee injury with four minutes remaining in the first quarter of the season finale. Assuming Johnson does not return to the game against the Rams, he closes the year with 1,239 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns along with 879 receiving yards and four more scores through the air. @AZSports no reason for starters to sit. Unless you have a rookies behind them that needs exp..— Antonio Esquivel (@HoneyBucketHero) January 1, 2017 @AZSports No. but I’d be cool with forfeiting every game against LA. It’d wind up a win on the personnel front, anyway.— Page Gerrick Denny (@PDenny29) January 1, 2017 Comments   Share   — Steven Ramos (@Nevetstrebor84) January 1, 2017 Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

first_imgWITH the first migrating flamingos returning to Larnaca and Oroklini salt lakes the Larnaca tourist board is warning visitors not to disturb them.An announcement by the board on Thursday said they are a wonderful sight. “It is understandable, therefore, that visitors wish to admire these unique birds, but the unreasonable behaviour that unfortunately occurs on a daily basis causes serious discomfort,” the statement said.What disturbs the birds most is when visitors enter the lake to get closer to them, as the flamingos regard this area as their shelter. Though they are not that disturbed by planes and cars, when people take pictures with drones which come close to them this causes serious problems for them.According to BirdLife Cyprus, flamingos are particularly vulnerable birds. Having to use their strength to flee from intruders instead of resting and feeding means this reduces their chances to breed and therefore to survive after the winter.There is also a grave danger that they won’t come back to Cyprus at all.The Larnaca tourist board in its announcement reminded the public that the salt lakes  have been classified as vulnerable wetlands partly because of the number of flamingos they host in winter which are considered a protected species.The board and BirdLife Cyprus therefore appeal to all visitors to behave responsively and observe the birds only from a safe distance.For those who wish to do so BirdLife will be at Oroklini lake on November 26 with binoculars and telescopes for the public.Those who are interested in more information on organised bird watching at the lake can contact  22-455072 or 99-305085.The Larnaca tourism board calls on all those who witness actions that disturb birds to immediately contact the game fund who are on patrol day and night on 99-542774 or 99-634325.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. 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 SaversUndo 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

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