Turkey says to produce S500s with Russia after S400 missile deal

October 12, 2019

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first_imgAnkara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said Turkey and Russia would jointly produce S-500 defence systems after Ankara’s controversial purchase of the S-400 missile defence system from Moscow. Turkey’s push to buy the S-400s has further strained already tense relations with the United States which has repeatedly warned Ankara of the risks including sanctions as a result of the purchase. “There is absolutely no question of (Turkey) taking a step back from the S-400s purchase. That is a done deal,” Erdogan said in Istanbul. “There will be joint production of the S-500 after the S-400,” Erdogan told an audience of young people asking questions. Ties between NATO allies Turkey and the US have frayed over multiple issues including American support for a Syrian Kurdish militia viewed as terrorists by Ankara and the US failure to extradite a Muslim preacher blamed for the 2016 coup attempt against Erdogan. Washington says the deal with Moscow is a threat to Western defence and in April suspended deliveries of the F-35 stealth fighter jet to Turkey in a bid to halt the purchase. Turkish pilots are in the US receiving training on the F-35s, manufactured by Lockheed Martin. Turkey is expected to buy 100 of the jets in total. Erdogan said Turkey conducted technical studies amid US concerns over the compatibility of the S-400s and the F-35s but found there were no issues. He also insisted “sooner or later” Turkey would receive the F-35 jets. Despite the threat of sanctions, Erdogan repeated that the S-400s were expected to be delivered in July, “but this could be brought forward”, he added.last_img read more


Suncor blames western Canadian oil price discounts for 280M net loss

October 12, 2019

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Companies in this article: (TSX:SU)The Canadian Press CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. is blaming a net loss in the last three months of 2018 primarily on steep price discounts for western Canadian oil, including the upgraded synthetic crude it produces at its oilsands mining operations. The Calgary-based producer says it had a net loss of $280 million or 18 cents per share in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to a net profit of $1.38 billion or 84 cents in the same period of 2017.It says its net loss was inflated by accounting for inventory valuations and includes a $637-million non-cash foreign exchange loss on U.S. dollar denominated debt, as well as a non-cash impairment loss on one of the company’s equity investments.Its operating earnings were $580 million or 36 cents per share, versus $1.31 billion or 79 cents in the year-earlier period, well below analyst expectations of $724 million, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. The company announced a 17 per cent increase in its quarterly dividend to 42 cents per share.Suncor reported last month it had record fourth quarter upstream production of 831,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, up 12 per cent from the third quarter.“Suncor generated funds from operations of $2 billion in the fourth quarter as our integrated downstream business and market access helped to mitigate upstream crude price volatility, including the further widening of the differentials for Canadian crude,” said CEO Steve Williams in a statement.The increase in the difference between benchmark New York-traded oil and western Canadian crude late last year has been blamed on a lack of pipeline access to export markets. read more


WestJet Airlines to charge for checked bags on international flights despite record

October 8, 2019

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Despite posting record profits, WestJet Airlines says it is eliminating free checked bags on all economy fare flights to Europe and sun destinations starting early in the new year.The Calgary-based airline announced Tuesday that a $25 baggage fee will apply to new economy bookings for flights as of Jan. 6.WestJet will also raise fees for some reserved seating, with increases ranging between $10 and $20 for exit rows on flights longer than 300 miles (about 480 kilometres).Gallery: Losing the ‘WestJet effect’: How the once-scrappy upstart carrier’s culture is changing as it expands globallyIceland’s Wow Air expanding into Canada, sparking potential fare war among transatlantic flightsWorld’s wealthiest still hungry for Bombardier’s luxury jets, despite CSeries turmoilThe two initiatives are expected to generate $15 million to $25 million in additional annual revenue, the company said.Chief executive Gregg Saretsky said the charges are in line with those of competitors and support the airline’s strategy of keeping fares low and allowing passengers to pay only for the services they want. “With airfares that start at $299 to Europe from Toronto, for example, we’re not going to apologize for charging $25 for a first checked bag,” he said during a conference call to discuss WestJet’s third-quarter results.“These fares are significantly lower than the market has seen and we’re very proud to be bringing our brand of low cost to these markets.”The airline said it doesn’t expect to see many complaints from passengers. That’s because it believes 75 per cent of them will avoid the fees by purchasing higher-priced Flex or Plus fares, or they are members of the top tiers of its rewards program or have a WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard.The new bag charge won’t apply to packages purchased through WestJet Vacations.Canada’s airlines have increasingly tacked on fees for a variety of services, including checked bags, inflight entertainment, advance seat bookings and cancellations as they pursue a so-called “unbundling strategy.”WestJet earned $90.5 million in ancillary fees in the third quarter, up from $51.3 million a year ago. That translated into $16.44 per passenger, up 68 per cent from $9.80 in the same quarter last year.Overall, the airline earned a record $101.8 million, helped by these fees and a 33 per cent drop in fuel expenses.Total revenue was up 3.5 per cent or $35.3 million from last year to $1.045 billion, although ticket revenues dropped slightly.Air Canada charges for checked bags on flights to sun destinations but not to Europe. The country’s largest airline said it has no plans to follow WestJet’s lead.But Robert Kokonis, president of airline consulting firm AirTrav Inc., said the temptation will ultimately be too great not to chase extra revenues.The experience of past introduction of fees has shown that any passenger backlash is short-lived, he said.“After a month or so they begrudgingly accept it, so WestJet’s just keeping with the trend of unbundling,” he said.“The financial model of the airline has changed after decades of losses and finally finding a way to make sustainable profits is not a bad thing.”A decline in fuel prices dropped about $50 million from WestJet’s operating expenses, largely offsetting increases in most other areas, including airport operations, flight operations, sales, marketing, maintenance and inflight amenities.WestJet’s profit for the three months ended Sept. 30 — which includes the seasonally busy summer vacation months — was 82 cents per share, on both a reported and adjusted basis. That was better than analyst estimates.The company is launching service next spring to Gatwick Airport in London from six Canadian cities. read more


FDA says Kim Kardashians social media posts for drug violate promotion rules

October 3, 2019

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by Matthew Perrone, The Associated Press Posted Aug 11, 2015 1:53 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 12, 2015 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this June 24, 2015 file photo, American television personality Kim Kardashian poses for photographers as she attends the Cannes Lions 2015 in Cannes, southern France. The Food and Drug Administration says Kardashian’s social media posts promoting Diclegis, an prescription anti-morning sickness drug, violate federal drug promotion rules because they don’t mention potentially dangerous side effects and drug interactions.. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File) WASHINGTON – Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is no stranger to criticism, having spent the better part of the last decade in the public eye. But she’s probably never faced negative publicity like this before: The Food and Drug Administration says Kardashian’s social media posts violate federal drug-promotion rules.Kardashian recently began promoting a prescription pill to treat morning sickness through her social media accounts. Such endorsement deals are relatively common for celebrities. In posts to Instagram and Facebook earlier this month Kardashian talks about her struggles with nausea due to pregnancy.“I tried changing things about my lifestyle, like my diet, but nothing helped, so I talked to my doctor,” the post states. “He prescribed me #Diclegis, and I felt a lot better and most importantly, it’s been studied and there was no increased risk to the baby.”The posts link to a company website that includes the FDA-approved labelling information.Kardashian is five months pregnant with her second child, a boy, with husband Kanye West.But FDA regulators say the posts violate rules for promoting drugs because they don’t mention side effects of Diclegis, which include sleepiness that can make it dangerous to drive or perform other activities that require mental alertness. The drug label warns that Diclegis should not be combined with alcohol or other medications that cause drowsiness, such as sleeping aids or certain pain relievers.The FDA posted its warning letter online Tuesday, addressed to the CEO of Quebec-based drugmaker Duchesnay Inc., which markets the drug. The letter notes that the privately held company received a similar warning in 2013 for omitting risk information from a letter to doctors.FDA regulators are “concerned that Duchesnay is continuing to promote Diclegis in a violative manner,” states the letter dated Aug. 7.The agency calls on the company to remove the social media posts immediately and outline a plan for preventing future violations by Aug. 21Duchesnay said in a statement it “will take quick action in responding to the FDA’s letter and immediately and effectively address any issues.” The company is based in Blainville, Quebec.The FDA approved Diclegis in 2013 to treat vomiting and nausea in pregnant women who do not respond to more traditional measures. It is the only prescription drug approved in the U.S. for morning sickness.Kardashian’s publicist did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday. FDA says Kim Kardashian’s social media posts for drug violate promotion rules read more


One of Canadas top admen will share his story at Brocks annual

October 2, 2019

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Adman Glen Hunt will deliver the 13th annual Terry O’Malley Lecture in Marketing and Advertising at Brock University on Wedesday, March 5.Multi-award-winning adman Glen Hunt will share an intimate account of his personal and professional journey through the world of advertising and marketing after almost 30 years in the biz at Brock University’s 13th annual Terry O’Malley Lecture in Marketing and Advertising.Hunt is Chief Transformation Officer at the ad agency Cossette, one of Canada’s leading integrated communications agencies, founded in Quebec City in 1972.His talk, “Lost and Found,” takes place Wednesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre at the University.A former Cannes judge and one of this country’s top copywriters, Hunt has been the creative driving force behind many of Canada’s most talked-about communications campaigns, including the Molson Canadian “I Am Canadian” rant commercial.Hunt’s award-winning work has spanned a broad range of business categories and brands. His uncanny creative instinct, along with his deep insights into what makes consumers engage with brands, have resulted in business successes for enterprises as varied as UPS, P&G, Canon and dog clothier Dogfather, to the world’s biggest breweries and luxury automotive brands.The multi-faceted campaign “Moments” for luxury car brand Lexus that included an evocative TV commercial, experiential consumer engagement and dealer advocacy not only successfully resulted in double-digit growth and established Lexus as a leader in its category, but also helped draw wide industry attention to a revitalized Dentsu agency brand. And his epic work for Sapporo “Legendary Briu” continues to win international praise.In addition to long-running ad campaigns such as the Robaxacet’s “Helping you walk away from back pain” TV spots, Hunt has also created memorable digital work for Canon (“Tell Your Story”), live stunts for Vespa (“Vesparrazi”) and print work for retailer Harry Rosen (“Whatever Suits You”), which brought men’s apparel to life with ads that showed what famous Rosen celebrities were wearing to high-profile events that very same evening.This year marks the 13th anniversary of the annual lecture series that honours advertising legend Terry O’Malley, a native of St. Catharines and one of the most highly acclaimed creative talents in modern Canadian advertising.Advertising legend Terry O’MalleyO’Malley is the former creative director and partner in the influential Toronto-based ad agency Vickers and Benson Advertising.In more than 30 years at V&B, O’Malley helped build the agency into one of the leading brands in the Canadian advertising industry. O’Malley’s creative contributions spanned a wide spectrum of businesses and public service categories, from quick service restaurants (McDonald’s) to breweries (Carling Red Cap Ale) to a role as key strategist on the federal Liberal Party’s Red Leaf Communications team that helped win electoral victories for former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.The Terry O’Malley Lecture in Marketing and Advertising is hosted by the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film at Brock University.This public event is free, but tickets are required. To reserve your tickets, please contact the Brock Centre for the Arts Box Office by calling 905-688-5550 x3257. read more


The Thunders Slow Starters Couldnt Keep Up With the Clippers

September 28, 2019

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In Monday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks made his first substitutions eight minutes into the game. Nick Collison and Caron Butler came in for Thabo Sefolosha and Serge Ibaka with the Thunder down four points.This wasn’t the first time the Thunder’s starting lineup had been outscored in its first stint of a game — it was the 48th this season (including the playoffs). The first few minutes of a game are a relatively small sample, of course, but it’s a telling trend: The Thunder’s starters have put them behind in 53.3 percent of the team’s games. And yet the Thunder have won 70 percent of all games so far.Monday night, though, they didn’t. Everything tightens in the playoffs; small weaknesses become magnified and exploited. The narrowest of margins in the beginning can become the deciding factor between victory and defeat. For the Thunder, figuring out how to start building a lead right from the opening tip could be the difference in extending a playoff run.All season, the Thunder have struggled with their starters. In part because of injuries, the Thunder used nine different starting lineups by the time the playoffs rolled around. Those nine different starting lineups had a raw plus/minus of -10 in the 589 minutes they played before the first substitute came in, which is an average point differential of -0.8 per 48 minutes. That number doesn’t seem overwhelmingly negative until we compare it to the Thunder’s season-long differential of +6.3 per 48 minutes using all lineups.In other words, the Thunder’s ability to recover from slow starts is a reflection of their immense talent. Their starting lineups play an average of just over six minutes a game, and in that time the -0.8 per 48-minute point differential works out to just hundredths of a point per game. Their win percentage is almost identical regardless of whether their starters build a lead or dig a hole, 74 percent to 67 percent.But there is an enormous difference in the Thunder’s margin of victory between those two scenarios. In games where the starters build a lead to begin the game, the Thunder have won by an average of 10.86 points. In games where the starters have left the team behind, the Thunder have won, but by an average of just 1.77 points. The Thunder are good enough to eventually overwhelm almost any opponent, but the lead, or lack thereof, that they create for themselves at the beginning of a game carries enormous weight in determining the final margin of victory. It’s something to keep in mind as the Thunder’s starters take the court on Wednesday for Game 2.A methodological note for those interested: The lineup data for this post came from the gameflow charts at popcornmachine.net. I took the game results, final-point margins and number of starting lineups from Basketball-Reference. The per-48-minute differential for all lineups came from NBA.com. I’m kind of a stats polygamist when it comes to sources. read more


ENRC gains controlling interest in Serov

September 24, 2019

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first_imgEurasian Natural Resources Corp (ENRC), a diversified and fully integrated Kazakh metals and mining company, has completed the acquisition of a controlling interest in the Serov group and certain related entities. Serov is a ferrochrome producer in eastern Russia and owns a chrome ore mining facility and a ferrochrome smelter. The smelter produces a variety of ferroalloys including high, medium and low carbon ferrochrome and has an annual sales volume of approximately 200,000 t.Serov was acquired from various entities affiliated with Messrs. P Chodiev, A Ibragimov and A Machkevitch, all of whom are significant shareholders in ENRC. This transaction is ENRC’s first acquisition outside of Kazakhstan. The total cash consideration for the acquisition is $210 million, including an initial $100 million pre-payment made in July 2007.ENRC believes that the acquisition of Serov will help reinforce the market position of the Group in the ferrochrome industry and in the region. In addition, the transaction will allow the Group to benefit from further vertical integration within the ferroalloys business. Commenting on the acquisition, Dr. Johannes Sittard, CEO of ENRC, said, “We believe that the operations of Serov will not only complement our existing ferrochrome product range but will also provide ENRC with an important asset base in Russia, which supports our strategy to pursue expansion opportunities.”Sir David Cooksey, the Non-Executive Chairman of ENRC, said, “It is good that we have completed this transaction, our first as a public company, and we believe that Serov will be an important part of the Group’s development. The acquisition will provide a strong platform for ENRC in Russia.”ENRC is the world’s largest producer of ferrochrome, based on chrome content, the world’s sixth largest iron ore exporter by volume and world’s fifth largest supplier of traded alumina by volume. The Group’s revenues were $3,256 million for the year ended 31 December 2006 and $1,856 million for the six months ended 30 June 2007. EBITDA (pre exceptional items) was $1,256 million for the year ended 31 December 2006 and $797 million for the six months ended 30 June 2007.last_img read more


Geek deals 80 off Canon Powershot SX40 HS 12MP digital camera and

September 21, 2019

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first_imgOver the past few years, we’ve seen a lot of popular technologies advance rather dramatically. This is especially true in the mobile space, where smartphones and tablets have taken exponential leaps. One area where the advances have been much more conservative though, is with digital cameras.While the camera built into your smartphone has shown strong improvements, generations of digital cameras show much more subtle evolutions. The minutia of the cumulative changes in your average point & shoot cameras are impressive from a technical perspective, but the sum of their effects doesn’t cause shock & awe. Instead, you’ll find that a P&S camera today makes it easier for your novice photographer to take better pictures.Software fine-tuning allows for automatic adjustments and tweaks to images, along with smarter auto-focus and light adaptation. Image sensors have also improved, though not dramatically, to allow for higher resolution images and better low-light performance. Lenses are probably the most stagnant area of the P&S market, which makes sense considering they make up a large portion of the cost in a digital camera. Zoom options have been pretty consistent for years, though we are seeing more of a push for “fast” lenses that let more light in and thus are more flexible.Canon’s Powershot SX40 HS is arguably one of the top point & shoot cameras around. It takes the sum of all these incremental improvements  mentioned above and produces a camera that has long zoom, large 12MP images, and is well-suited for both the amateur on “Auto” or the experienced photographer who will use it in full manual mode. We especially love the flexibility offered by its 35x zoom lens, offering a 35mm equivalent zoom of 24-840mm.Included in this deal is a 4GB Eye-Fi SD card. Eye-Fi’s cards are unique in that they have WiFi built into them and thus can automatically upload your photos to your PC, favorite web service (Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, etc), or even straight to your Android or iOS device. This deal already offers the SX40 at $80 below Canon’s MSRP, but also includes the 4GB Eye-Fi card ($40 value).Visit LogicBuy for the Canon Powershot SX40 HS 12MP Digital Camera deal or browse more Dell Home deals & couponslast_img read more


Melbourne more expensive than New York

September 21, 2019

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first_imgMelbourne has been ranked the eighth most expensive city in the world, one place behind Sydney in the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey. Touted as one of the world’s most livable city, research has found it’s almost 50 per cent more expensive to live there than New York. The strong Aussie dollar was to blame for this rise that has seen a loaf of bread in Melbourne almost double in cost in the past decade with petrol prices going up three times in the last ten years. Zurich took the crown as the world’s most expensive city, overtaking Tokyo and Geneva third. Other Australian cities made the top 20 with Perth (12th), Brisbane (equal 13th) and Adelaide (equal 17th). Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


Fukushima la fin de Tokyo a été envisagée

September 20, 2019

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first_imgFukushima : la fin de Tokyo a été envisagéeAu plus fort de la catastrophe de Fukushima, les autorités japonaises ont envisagé les pires scénarios. Le gouvernement craignait l’explosion des réacteurs, et prévoyait la fin de Tokyo, révèle une enquête menée par une commission indépendante sur la réaction des autorités pendant la crise.Après le tsunami du 11 mars 2011, les autorités japonaises ont craint le pire en envisageant l’explosion des réacteurs de la centrale nucléaire de Fukushima. La commission d’enquête indépendante Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation (RJIF), qui s’est penchée sur les réactions du gouvernement au moment de la catastrophe, doit publier ses conclusions dans quelques jours. Mais une copie du rapport de 400 pages a été publiée dans la presse ce mardi, dévoilant le “scénario du pire” envisagé par les autorités nippones.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”J’ai pensé à un scénario diabolique”, imaginant les réacteurs nucléaires exploser un à un, a avoué Yukio Edano, alors porte-parole du gouvernement, révèle ce rapport cité par l’AFP. Et de se souvenir avoir pensé :”Si ça arrive, Tokyo est fini”. Le gouvernement avait projeté des plans au cas où une l’évacuation de la capitale japonaise aurait été nécessaire. Ce sont alors 35 millions d’habitants, ceux de la préfecture de Tokyo et ceux des trois autres préfectures que compte le grand Tokyo, qui étaient concernés. Un scénario déjà dévoilé il y a quelques mois par l’ancien Premier ministre Naoto Kan.Mais le rapport apporte de nouvelles précisions et révèle que l’opérateur de la centrale située à 220 kilomètres de la capitale, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), a souhaité évacuer ses employés du site nucléaire au pire de la crise. Mais le Premier ministre de l’époque aurait contraint Tepco à les maintenir sur place pour tenter de maîtriser la catastrophe. Les experts affirment que sans cette décision la crise aurait pu s’aggraver encore d’avantage.Aujourd’hui, presque un après l’accident, les réacteurs sont en état d’arrêt à froid et la situation est toujours en cours de contrôle. Évacuées dans les semaines ayant suivi la catastrophe, certaines zones contaminées resteront inhabitables, a expliqué en décembre dernier le ministère de l’Environnement. La radioactivité restera trop élevée pour qu’un retour de la population y soit possible.Le 5 mars 2012 à 14:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


BPL workers union Chief New equipment needed immediately

September 17, 2019

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first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 30th 2017: Bahamas Power and Light workers are warning if new equipment isn’t brought in soon, the country’s electricity supply could reach a critical state. The warning comes from President of the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union, Paul Maynard, who says if this isn’t done, expect a summer plagued with power outages.The plea comes after a number of outages in New Providence over the weekend, and a warning issued last week, that the “engines are shot”. Maynard says  even with power from rental engines, it is not sufficient to prevent the outages. He says the new equipment is needed or else there will continue to be blackouts throughout the summer. Maynard attributes the increase in outages to the engines tripping with the increase in demand during the hot months, as he says everyone has their air conditioning on, describing the ancient engines being overload.BPL Union President, Paul MaynardHe adds that while the workers would do what they can to lessen the outages, they can only do so much, and warns residents to expect power to still go off, although not for a long period of time.BPL says while it expected the needed power generation this summer to peak at 255 megawatts, its current generation availability is over 345mw, a 90mw higher than the demand expected this summer.#MagneticMediaNews#BPLsaysNewEquipmentNeededUrgently#AvoidSummerPowerOutageslast_img read more


Officials Tornado touches down in Hialeah amid severe weather in MiamiDade Broward

September 15, 2019

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first_imgStorm Report from Broward with strong wind gusts from this evening’s storms. pic.twitter.com/gPeSZb9k6D— 7 Weather (@7Weather) January 28, 2019In addition to the tornado in West Hialeah, wind gusts of up to 49 mph were reported at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pine, just after 8 p.m., and a strong storm pelted the coast near Pompano Beach and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea with heavy rain and possible hail.As of Monday afternoon, no injuries had been reported. An area resident posted photos of the damage to her home on Twitter. A canopy in her backyard could be seen knocked into a swimming pool.Other residents also posted photos and videos of heavy rain and downed trees. A resident posted video of an overturned trailer near West 76th Street and 17th Avenue.The National Weather Service sent out a storm survey crew to further investigate the reported tornado, Monday morning.They confirmed a high-end EF-0 tornado did in fact touch down with approximately 85 mile per hour winds.“It’s not all that uncommon, but still tornadoes are rare events in this particular system,” said Stephen Konarik with the NWS. “It’s pretty rare in that it was a pretty organized storm, not a very quick spin-up. The storm was fairly long-lasting across the county.”Near where the tornado touched down, police closed off West 76th Street as crews worked on cleaning up debris. @OfficialJoelF Took this crazy footage before the tornado warning happened. Didn’t expect anything major when I set my phone up to record but holy shit that changed. The emergency alert cut the video lol pic.twitter.com/SM03bwmECk Developing incident…. A tornado touched down in west Hialeah in the area of 1800 West 76th st. PIO is on scene. The media staging area will be in the parking lot at the corner of 17th avenue and 75th street. Media is asked to enter from the south of 75th this street.— City of Hialeah Fire Department (@HialeahFD) January 28, 2019Even though it was small, officials said, it knocked down trees at a nearby park to the ground. The debris made it impossible to drive or even walk through the area where the cyclone hit.“It’s a small little area, but what has gone through there, you can’t even drive a car [and] you can barely walk through there,” Hialeah Fire Capt. David Rodriguez said.Officials said area homes suffered damage, but concluded that there was no major structural damage to any of the homes in the area. HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Officials said a small tornado briefly touched down in West Hialeah, as severe weather wreaked havoc in parts of Broward and Miami-Dade counties and caused flight delays at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.Hialeah Fire officials said the tornado touched down near 1800 West 76th St., Sunday night. Storm Report from Broward with strong wind gusts from this evening’s storms. pic.twitter.com/gPeSZb9k6D— 7 Weather (@7Weather) January 28, 2019FLL officials advised travelers to check their flight status before heading to the airport.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Marine Warning issued. @wsvn pic.twitter.com/aL5DOLKcLT— Brent Cameron (@bcameron7) January 28, 2019“We came out afterwards and of course we saw the trail and the damages that occurred,” said Perez. — Diandi (@Diandii_) January 28, 2019Surveillance video at PT’s Showclub Miami captured gusty winds blowing what appeared to be a garbage bin.Debris could also be seen crashing into a parked car.The resident who posted photos of her home said the first thing she noticed was the howling wind.“We started hearing a lot of wind noise, that was, like, a little abnormal,” she said, “and then our lights started flickering on and off, so we came over to the closet door.”Other residents in the area were startled by the damaging storm.“As I was going out, I saw that everything in the back was just being thrown around,” said Sergio Perez, who lives in the area. “I said to my wife, ‘That’s a tornado.’” As of 10 p.m., Florida Power & Light reported 376 homes without power in Broward County and 377 homes in Miami-Dade.Just after 11:20 p.m., 7News cameras captured more than a dozen FPL trucks at the scene, as crews removed downed trees and power lines. They worked to restore power to a two-block radius near where the tornado touched down.“All of a sudden, I started hearing some crashing sounds, some wind, and I look outside, and I’m like, ‘I’ve seen hurricanes, but this is totally different,” Hialeah resident Chantil Sanchez said.The area resident who posted photos of her home said she saw what she’s fairly certain was a funnel cloud.“When I was standing there looking out, I saw what I think was a funnel started appearing on top of my barbecue over there,” she said.Meanwhile, in a tweet sent Sunday night, FLL officials confirmed 163 flights had been delayed and five flights had been cancelled.That announcement came about an hour after the National Weather Service in Miami issued the tornado warning for parts of Miami-Dade and Broward counties, just after 7:30 p.m. Meteorologists later said the radar indicated potential for a tornado in Miami Lakes, Hialeah and Opa-locka, but just after 8 p.m., that warning was cancelled. last_img read more


Troopers say body of missing Wisconsin man found in Alaska

September 9, 2019

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first_imgThe body of a 73-year-old Wisconsin man who was missing in Alaska for nine months has been found in a river.Alaska State Troopers say an autopsy positively identified the body found May 2 as that of Roger Yaeger of Eagle River, Wisconsin.Troopers say evidence suggests Yaeger shot and killed himself. They say there was no sign of foul play.Yaeger traveled to Alaska last summer. Family members last heard from him in early August when he visited a relative in Wasilla. His travel was then traced to Fairbanks, where he returned his rental car a few days later.According to troopers, family members suggested Yaeger was suicidal. He also was believed to have a gun.last_img read more


PIL in SC challenging amendments to UAPA Act

September 6, 2019

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first_imgNew Delhi: A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment (UAPA) Act, 2019, notified by the Centre, to designate an individual as a terrorist. The PIL was filed by a resident of Delhi, Sajal Awasthi, who moved the top Court urging it to declare the amendment unconstitutional. The Act is in violation of the fundamental rights guaranteed under Article 14 (right to equality), 19 (right to free speech and expression) and 21 (right to life) in the Constitution, said the petitioner. Earlier, under UAPA 1967, only organisation could be notified as terrorist. Also Read – Man held for slapping woman employee at Gurgaon toll plaza booth Advertise With Us The petition contends that the new section 35 of the UAPA Act allows the Centre to categorise any individual as terrorist and add the person’s identity in the Schedule 4 of the Act. Therefore, this leads into the accumulation of huge powers, which is unfettered and unbound, is antithesis to the Article 14 of the Constitution. “Right to Reputation is an intrinsic part of fundamental right to life with dignity under Article 21 of the Constitution of India and terming/tagging an individual as “terrorist” even before the commencement of trial or any application of judicial mind over it, does not amount to followance of ‘procedure established by law,” said the petitioner. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us The PIL further contends that the UAPA 2019, does not grant an opportunity to an individual to defend itself from being categorised as a terrorist. “The UAPA, 2019 empowers the ruling government, under the garb of curbing terrorism, to impose indirect restriction on right of dissent which is detrimental for our developing democratic society. India is a democracy and every citizen of India has a fundamental right to dissent”, said the petitioner contesting the amendment to the Act. The procedure for the categorisation of an individual as a ‘terrorist’ is flawed and devoid of any impartial approach. The petitioner has urged the top court to pass an order in favour of the petitioner in the interest of justice, equity and good conscience.last_img read more


Mozilla omits CPU architecture information from Firefoxs user agent

August 29, 2019

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first_imgMozilla omits CPU architecture information from Firefox’s user agent by Martin Brinkmann on June 22, 2019 in Firefox – 28 commentsMozilla plans to omit CPU architecture information from Firefox’s user agent and several supported APIs to reduce the digital fingerprint of Firefox users.Web browsers reveal information automatically to websites that users open in the applications. The user agent reveals information about the browser and browser version, operating system, and, up until recently, also the CPU architecture.Fingerprinting scripts use user agent information and other information, e.g. language and location, to create digital fingerprints. The accuracy of fingerprints increases with the number of unique data points.Firefox won’t reveal one of the information bits to scripts and sites anymore going forward. The change, implemented already in recent Firefox Nightly 69 builds, omits CPU architecture information from the user agent.Firefox used to differentiate between the following CPU architectures:32-bit Firefox on 32-bit operating systems.32-bit Firefox on 64-bit operating systems.64-bit Firefox on 64-bit operating systems.Firefox users who run Firefox 69 will notice that scripts that return the user agent won’t differentiate the information anymore. A simply Google search for check user agent reveals that as seen on the screenshot below.The current Nightly version of Firefox run on a test system returns the following user agent:Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:69.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/69.0The change affects 32-bit Firefox installations that run on 64-bit versions of a Windows or Linux operating system. These versions will use the following user agent as of Firefox 69:Linux: Linux x86_64 instead Linux i686 on x86_64Windows: Win64 instead of WOW64The change applies to the user agent and the APIs navigator.userAgent, navigator.platform, and navigator.oscpu.Modifying the user agent information in this way is a low risk change according to Mozilla that should not impact functionality or compatibility.Mozilla’s plugin finder service used the information provided by the user agent to direct users to the correct Flash Player download. Adobe Flash is the last plugin that Firefox supports but the installer is universal so that a differentiation is no longer necessary. Flash, additionally, will be retired in late 2020.The change is the first step of a more extensive rewriting process that will remove CPU architecture information entirely from the Firefox user agent and relevant APIs. The major change requires extensive testing as it has a higher probability of causing web compatibility issues on sites that implement user agent sniffing techniques.Closing WordsFirefox omits CPU architecture information going forward and will even hide architecture information entirely in the near future; that’s a good step in the right direction. It could lead to incompatibilities, however on sites that sniff user agents.Now You: What is your take on the change? (via Sören Hentzschel)SummaryArticle NameMozilla omits CPU architecture information from Firefox’s user agentDescriptionMozilla plans to omit CPU architecture information from Firefox’s user agent and several supported APIs to reduce the digital fingerprint of Firefox users.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more


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August 27, 2019

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first_imgFeature | September 11, 2009 Intelerad Rolls Out Shared Risk Pricing to Assist Buyers News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. 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 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | 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 News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more September 11, 2009 – Intelerad Medical Systems, a PACS solution vendor, is rolling out a new shared risk pricing model designed to reduce the upfront capital requirements involved in the purchase of a PACS solution and gives added flexibility in their IntelePACS contract. This financing option will allow clients to spread payments out over a four year period with zero percent interest while giving them the flexibility to terminate the contract early under favorable terms.The company hopes to assist radiology practices challenged to raise capital to acquire or replace their PACS. For more information: www.intelerad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more last_img read more


Fatal fire on Japans airtight bullet train exposes lapses

August 18, 2019

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first_imgFILE- In this June 30, 2015 file photo, a passenger, left, talks with a station employee on a platform after getting off a high-speed bullet train where a man set himself of fire, at Odawara station in Odawara, west of Tokyo. A fatal fire on Japan’s bullet train, started by a man who self-immolated this week, has revealed surprising blind spots in a system renowned for its speed, punctuality and safety record. Experts say it was a wakeup call to something more disastrous, potentially terrorist attacks, and it’s time to step up risk management ahead of the G-7 summit in Japan next year and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File) A 1964 law on violations related to bullet train safety doesn’t mention arson, and even today, inflammable ceilings and fire-retardant seats on the train are mainly intended to prevent fire caused by glitches, experts say.“The system is based on the view of human nature as fundamentally good, which I think is universal,” Abe said. “Unfortunately, in every society there are some people who do evil, and it is extremely important to take precautions to stop these people.”Police haven’t determined the motive, though Japanese media quoted neighbors as saying Hayashizaki had repeatedly complained that his pension was barely enough to live on.Transport officials met with bullet train operators after the fire to seek ways to tighten security without affecting the efficiency of the trains.Experts say airport-level luggage checks are impractical for the high-speed line, which operates trains every few minutes during busy hours. Instead, they say increased police patrols and random baggage checks could be more effective.Baggage checks for high-speed train passengers are also not required in Germany, France, Taiwan and South Korea. The Eurostar connecting Britain to Brussels and Paris requires a passport and luggage checks, and China has X-ray checks on subways. Yet, in a country with strict gun control and low crime rate, security is lax — no identification or baggage checks required.On Tuesday, Haruo Hayashizaki, a 71-year-old retiree, poured a flammable liquid over himself and lit it while riding a bullet train heading to Osaka from Tokyo. He died on the spot, and smoke filled the coach, choking a female passenger to death.It was the first fire in the train’s 50-year history. Experts say it was a wake-up call to something more disastrous, potentially a terrorist attack, and it’s time to step up risk management ahead of the G-7 summit in Japan next year and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.“The incident took advantage of the blind spots on the Shinkansen,” said Seiji Abe, an expert on transportation safety at Kansai University in Osaka. “Fire caused by malicious intentions was not anticipated, and provisions to keep out hazardous materials were not in place.”So far, authorities haven’t found any mishandling by the train operator, but the initial investigation and witness accounts have raised questions, including how quickly crew members grasped the situation and whether there should be a better way to clear smoke from the hermetically sealed cars. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Mesa family survives lightning strike to home The Tokyo-Osaka leg, the most popular segment with 420,000 passengers every day, is part of a bullet train network spanning most of Japan. The 16-car trains cover the 553 kilometers (343 miles) in 2 hours and 33 minutes.“All these years we were worried but haven’t been able to find effective precautionary measures,” Sone said. “Now that the accident happened, it’s time to take action.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories center_img Four benefits of having a wireless security system Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 TOKYO (AP) — A fatal fire on Japan’s bullet train, started by a man who self-immolated this week, has revealed blind spots in a system renowned for its speed, punctuality and safety record.Riding the Shinkansen feels like being in an airplane: at 300 kilometers (186 miles) per hour, it goes so fast in an out of tunnels that it must be airtight. Windows cannot be opened, and doors open only when the train fully stops, which takes several minutes. A passenger pushed an emergency button, but unlike some newer models, this train was not equipped with an emergency intercom, said Tomoyuki Sano, a spokesman for Central Japan Railway Co., which operates the Tokyo-Osaka segment of the bullet train.That meant that crew members knew something had happened in the area where the button was pressed, but were most likely unaware it was a fire until they arrived at the scene.In a standard emergency procedure, the overhead electric power was cut off for a 20-kilometer (12-mile) stretch to keep the tracks clear for police and rescue workers, also shutting off the train’s ventilation system.Satoru Sone, an expert on railway safety at Kogakuin University in Tokyo, said that the power should never be turned off, because ventilation is crucial to getting smoke out. He also said an emergency button with an intercom should be installed.“In Japan, everyone is so complacent about safety while on a train, unlike overseas,” he said, noting that trains elsewhere have been targeted by terrorists and are often less reliable, so smoke resulting from mechanical troubles is not uncommon.While Japan strives to keep its bullet trains in perfect condition, reducing the risk of fire, arson on the train was little anticipated. 0 Comments   Share   Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more


Ljubljanas carfree city is a travellers paradise

August 16, 2019

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first_imgLjubljana, the capital of Slovenia, lying at an equidistance with Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary, houses innovative architecture with a modern outlook. Legend has it, Ljubljana – a city full of dragon statuses, has a mythical history attached to it. The city is fiercely protective of its environment, its history and people. Source: Expedialast_img


Japanese apple saplings reportedly sold illegally

August 13, 2019

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first_img Japanese apple saplings reportedly sold illegally … August 03 , 2018 You might also be interested in Chinese market apple shortage leads to highest pri … U.S. researchers have begun testing an insect-killing fungus in a Florid citrus grove, targeting the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) which vectors citrus greening disease.Fighting plant disease with jet blast sprays is standard practice for citrus growers, but to spray a fungus to control a single insect that carries a disease-causing pathogen is uncommon, according to the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS).“Applied biological control is an integral and sustainable component of managing all insect pests in citrus groves,” said Ronald Cave, director of the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center (IRREC).The fungus, Isaria fumosorosea, occurs naturally in citrus groves. Lance Osborne, a professor of entomology at the UF/IFAS Mid Florida Research and Education Center, first discovered the fungus attacking mealybugs in a greenhouse in the mid-1980s. Cave said the scientists are interested in using the fungus because it kills and changes the pest’s feeding behavior.A biological scientist at IRREC, Pasco Avery, tested the fungus against the ACP under laboratory conditions, using leaf disk bioassays in Petri dishes. He said the fungus could be an effective biological control agent against the pest.“The fungus is not a panacea, but it is expected to greatly reduce the problem we have in managing the psyllid populations,” said Avery.“The fungus kills the psyllid but is compatible with beneficial insects like lady beetles, lacewings and parasitic wasps, which also control the psyllid.”Because the ACP is invasive, its natural enemies are not present in Florida’s groves, and this factor enabled the pest to spread quickly throughout the state’s citrus-producing areas, Avery said. Bob Adair, executive director at the Florida Research Center for Agricultural Sustainability in Vero Beach, heard about Avery’s work with the fungus and approached him about using commercial sprayers to distribute the fungus in his groves.center_img Walmart “disappointed” by U.K.’s blocked Asda-Sain … Australia: Costa Group upbeat for 2019 despite pro … “Five years ago, Avery and I talked about how the fungus may enhance the effectiveness of horticultural oil sprays in controlling the insect in groves,” said Adair.“Our work now is to add mass quantities of the fungus with horticultural oils that have been used in groves for decades and apply it to groves.”Avery carried out experiments in his laboratory to determine if the oils were compatible with the fungus and published the results in the Insects journal in 2017. He found that the oils sustained the fungus and helped it to grow and thrive, he said.“What we found in the laboratory was that with the addition of the oils to the fungal suspension, it killed the insects faster and extended its efficacy,” said Avery.Adair said the next step was to determine its efficacy in field trials in citrus groves. The fungus needs to be tested in outdoor groves to determine whether it can suppress the ACP population to the point where trees will be protected and that it will not become resistant to the sprays.Avery and Adair conducted a first field spray trial in mid-June, with about 1 acre of trees sprayed on one side of the row. The scientists mixed 1 percent of a commercial product containing the fungus, Isaria fumosorosea, with stylet oil for 65 pounds of spray. The spray was applied to the trees at dusk with a pull air blast sprayer hitched to a tractor.Avery said the fungus was effective in suppressing the ACP population and that it lasted for up to 14 days after application. The first field trial was conducted to confirm what the scientists had determined in the laboratory.A second field trial is scheduled for September. For the second field trial, both sides of the trees in the same grove will be sprayed with fungus added to the horticultural oil, said Avery.“What we found with this first experiment was that the fungus was as effective as the active ingredient of the insecticide spinosad,” said Adair.“We tested the fungus for psyllid control, the effect on beneficial insects and resistance management. Now we need to conduct more tests to determine its effectiveness on a wider scale and time range.”last_img read more


The Russian Aeroflot Airlines plane that made an e

August 12, 2019

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first_imgThe Russian Aeroflot Airlines plane that made an emergency landing, ablaze, in Moscow on Sunday 5 May had been hit by lightning says the pilot. Of the 78 passengers and crew onboard, 41 people lost their lives, with eleven others injured.The Sukhoi Superjet 100 made an emergency crash landing at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport on Sunday 6.30pm local time (1.30am AEST) just after takeoff.Flight Su-1492 took off at 6.02pm [local time] as scheduled but soon after crew requested a return to the airport citing a problem. A first emergency landing was unsuccessful and on the second attempt at 6.30pm, the aircraft’s landing gear hit the ground, followed by the nose, and erupted in flames.Russia’s Investigative Committee said it had opened an investigation. IMAGE:The Aeroflot Airlines aircraft covered in fire retardant foam at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow/Moscow News Agency via APSource:AP AeroflotairlinesRussialast_img read more