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  • Most actively traded companies on the TSX

    Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 22, 2015 3:07 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 22, 2015 at 3:42 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,082.86, up 48.48 points):First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up 31 cents, or 6.44 per cent, to $5.12 on 6.2 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 36 cents, or 5.23 per cent, to $6.52 on five million shares. Encana announced an up to six-month delay in the US$900-million sale of its DJ Basin oil and gas assets in Colorado to a group led by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down seven cents, or 2.66 per cent, to $2.56 on five million shares.Long Run Exploration Ltd. (TSX:LRE). Oil and gas. Unchanged at 37 cents on 4.3 million shares.Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B). Miner. Up 29 cents, or 6.08 per cent, to $5.06 on 4.1 million shares.Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Down eight cents, or 1.80 per cent, to $4.36 on 3.7 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Telus Corp. (TSX:T). Communication services. Up 22 cents, or 0.57 per cent, to $38.67 on 968,719 shares. Company president and CEO Darren Entwistle recently invested nearly $10 million in Telus stock. The Vancouver-based company says Entwistle directly purchased 79,000 shares on Dec. 17 at an average price of $37.76 and his family trust purchased 180,000 shares at an average price of $37.86. read more

  • Mikmaq protesters block entrance at proposed natural gas storage site

    Mi’kmaq protesters block entrance at proposed natural gas storage site by Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 26, 2016 6:46 am MDT Last Updated Sep 26, 2016 at 4:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Cheryl Maloney, a Mi’kmaq activist, leads protesters to a blockade of a worksite near the Shubenacadie River in Fort Ellis, N.S. on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Alton Natural Gas Storage LP plans to build natural gas storage caverns in salt beds nearby and the company will gradually release 1.3 million cubic metres of salt into the river system over a three-year period. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan FORT ELLIS, N.S. – Mi’kmaq protesters blocked access to a construction site near proposed natural gas storage caverns in Nova Scotia, saying the project threatens a tidal river that passes through their traditional lands.About 20 people gathered near the Alton project in Fort Ellis on Monday, close to a small island where the tidal Shubenacadie River meets a channel in which salt water is to be discharged.Mi’kmaq elder Isabelle Knockwood held eagle feathers and members of the group spread juniper branches over the road near the locked steel gate, as four private security officers calmly looked on.An RCMP negotiator in plain clothes came to the site, but there was no visible police presence as the group erected a canopy, deck chairs and a table with a red blanket on it directly in front of the gate around 8 a.m. local time.Cheryl Maloney, a Mi’kmaq activist who helped organize the blockade, said it remained peaceful through the day with police keeping a distance.“It’s absolutely peaceful,” said Maloney Monday evening. “We let the trucks leave from the worksite and we let their (security guards’) food come in.”The natural gas storage project would pump water from the winding Shubenacadie river to the underground salt cavern site about 12 kilometres away, where it will be used to help empty the caverns.The briny water that results would be pumped back into the river system.The Mi’kmaq protesters, who have been joined by some local residents opposed to the project, say they’re upset over the plan by AltaGas Ltd. (TSX:ALA) because it poses environmental risks to fisheries they have accessed for centuries.“We’re willing to sit here and hear back from Alton, to hear back from Nova Scotia, to hear back from the federal ministers and to hear back from the prime minister,” said Maloney.“There is too many things wrong with this project.”As television crews filmed, she called Premier Stephen McNeil’s office to ask for a meeting to discuss the Crown’s responsibility to protect Mi’kmaq fishing rights in the area.Later Monday, Maloney said she had not heard back from the premier’s office. She said Alton did ask to speak with the chief of the Indian Brook band, but she said the band is wary of any negotiation because of past legal threats from the company.She said the protesters would remain overnight and are hoping to hear from government or company officials on Tuesday.“We’re hoping somebody is going to make a move,” she said.In a statement released to the news media McNeil said he was limited to what he could say because of legal proceedings related to opposition to the project.“But I can say I am confident that the Crown has met its obligation to consult with the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia and others on this project. Nova Scotians should be aware that this project only received approval after years of consultation and environmental review.”The natives also say they have a treaty right to be on a small island where the water is to be discharged.The Mi’kmaq have set up teepee poles and flags on the island and eel traps along the island’s banks, even though the site is behind the fenced-off construction site belonging to Alton.Maloney, who is also the president of the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association, said they will remain at the entrance of the riverside construction site indefinitely.“The risk of irreparable harm to species and territories means irreparable harm to the rights of the Mi’kmaq,” she said.A representative of AltaGas said the company is monitoring the situation and was concerned primarily with the safety of its workers and the public.“We respect the right of individuals to express their views in a safe manner; however Alton is an active construction site,” said Lori Maclean in an email. “Law enforcement representatives have been contacted.”Maclean said the project has received all necessary environmental and industrial approvals for the storage project, following years of scientific monitoring of the tidal river by Dalhousie University and a Mi’kmaq-led independent third party science review in 2015.“The company accepted the independent review’s recommendations and strengthened its environmental monitoring program as a result,” she said.She said that the firm has continued to engage with the government, the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia, local residents and other stakeholders to answer questions about Alton and to address concerns.She said that since 2006, Alton has been meeting with stakeholders including landowners, community members, government and the Mi’kmaq to share information and exchange viewpoints “in a respectful manner.”“The brine created by this process, a mixture of tidal water and the dissolved salt, will be released back into the river at a salinity level within the range of normal salinity for the river,” Maclean wrote in a recent email. read more

  • Le Nexus Ssur le point de devenir un Ice Cream Sandwich

    first_imgLe Nexus S…sur le point de devenir un Ice Cream SandwichD’après le site SamFirmware, le Nexus S de Samsung va bientôt avoir une mise à jour vers Android 4,0. De quoi rehausser son goût vieillissant. Le Nexus S avait déjà été le premier smartphone sous Android Gingerbread. Son autre spécificité est sa très légère courbure, qui lui permet de mieux épouser la forme du visage pendant l’appel.À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Cette mise à jour vers Android 4.0 lui fera donc du bien, d’autant plus qu’il s’agissait d’un portable puissant, apprécié pour sa vitesse, qui supportera sans peine bien la nouvelle version. Ice Cream Sandwich aka Android 4.0 apporte une nouvelle interface, des améliorations sur les widgets, des dossiers améliorés, des widgets redimensionnables, et bien d’autres choses. Cette mise à jour tombe à point pour contrebalancer la sortie du Galaxy Nexus, le successeur direct du S, disponible à la mi-décembre en France.Le 29 novembre 2011 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

  • James Camerons Aliens Celebrates 31 Years of Action Hero Ripley

    first_imgDepending on who you ask, the best Alien film is celebrating a birthday today. James Cameron’s action-packed follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi horror flick turns 31 year’s old today. To this day, there’s still debate over which one is the better movie. The truth is though; it really doesn’t matter. Cameron did something entirely different from Scott, adding his own spin to the series while remaining faithful to the original.Aliens, which premiered on July 18, 1986, was an action movie. Instead of a single alien hunting down a spaceship full of miners, it was a whole colony of aliens taking on a crew of colonial marines. The playing field was more even. The marines now had weapons at their disposal that could easily kill the xenomorphs. That’s not to say the scares were gone completely. H.R. Giger’s body horror was still all over this movie, further fleshing out (ha) the xenomorph biology.Of course, we still haven’t mentioned Aliens’ most valuable contribution to the sci-fi world. It solidified Ellen Ripley into an action hero. In the first movie, she was mostly trying to escape from the alien until the final scene. In Aliens, she actively fought back. In a single movie, she became the coolest action hero of the ’80s (earning Sigourney Weaver an Oscar nomination in the process). There are a ton of great lines in the movie (“They mostly come out at night. Mostly.” and “Game over, man! Game over!” come to mind), but there’s a reason Ripley’s “Get away from her, you bitch!” is its most iconic. It’s the point where she becomes the sci-fi action hero she was always meant to be. Ripley was always one of the best-written women in sci-fi, but this one moment distilled everything that made her great into one shot. Plus, that mech suit is still the coolest thing ever put on screen. We still want one 31 years later.Here are 31 Ripleys to help you celebrate!View as: One Page Slides1. Jason Palmer2. Kreugan3. Chris Samnee4. Paul Jackson5. Brooke Regalado6. Rachel Petrovicz7. Daniel Murray8. ap6y39. Bene Hayes10. Kevin Wada11. 100% Soft12. skyblep13. Rachel J Pierce14. Gabriel Hardman15. Basils Hallward16. Ellinor/CurvedCat17. Alex Roca18. Nora Bean19. Nan Lawson20. Hey Moster21. Harriet-Julia22. Steven Lewis23. Ash Baharin24. Ohhh Dis!25. Otto Schmidt26. Adele K Thomas27. Glynrick28. Mixmaster Angel29. Jonathan B. Perez 30. Patt Kelley31. J GasstonLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

  • Napoli president calls own stadium a toilet

    first_imgAurelio De Laurentiis, Napoli’s chairman, has branded Stadio San Paolo “a toilet” after the Metropolitan Council of Naples has failed to show significant progress in the stadium’s renovationsTo call the stadium where your team plays every other week “a toilet” might seem like an exaggeration, but to Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis, this is the reality Stadio San Paolo lives now.The president of the Partenopei talked to Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli, and as reported by Goal.com, made some angry remarks against the Metropolitan Council of Naples, which has yet to show significant progress regarding improvements to the club’s stadium.“I’m tired of saying that San Paolo is falling by the wayside and they’re not doing what they can to make it happen. Instead of improving it, the stadium looks more and more like a toilet,” he said.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Stadio San Paolo opened its doors in 1959 and has been renovated many times. With an original capacity of more than 109,000 fans, the home of S.S.C. Napoli currently holds 55,000 supporters.The stadium has been renovated in 1990, 2010, and now in 2018, but De Laurentiis does not like the home of his team right now.And time is running out, Napoli will open their season at home on August 25th, when the team hosts AC Milan at Stadio San Paolo.last_img read more

  • Police No sign of crime in Dundee womans disappearance

    first_imgPORTLAND — Police in Yamhill County say they consider the disappearance of a Dundee woman a missing person case, and there’s no evidence so far of a crime or a threat to the public.Jennifer Huston of Dundee, Ore., went missing Thursday after buying gasoline at a station in nearby Newberg. Her credit cards and mobile phone haven’t been used since then.The Newberg-Dundee police said in a statement Monday they’re following up on tips and leads. A Facebook page has been set up to aid in the search. Huston is 38, married and the mother of boys ages 3 and 6.last_img

  • WHS GIRLS TENNIS Wildcats Earn Another Dominating Win Defeat Watertown 50

    first_imgWILMINGTON, MA —The WHS Girls Varsity Tennis Team defeated Watertown High, 5-0, on Thursday April 26 in Watertown.Wilmington junior Emily Hill defeated Valentina G., 6-1, 6-0.Wilmington junior Lia Kourkoutas defeated Julia G., 6-0, 6-0.Wilmington sophomore Carolyn Roney defeated Jenna P., 6-2, 6-0.Wilmington junior Jessica D’Arco and senior Krista Brown defeated Elza S. and Maddie P., 6-2, 6-1.Wilmington seniors Jill Roche and Lauren Field defeated Kristen B. and Bandna K., 6-0, 6-0.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS GIRLS TENNIS: Wildcats Win Third Matchup In Three DaysIn “Sports”WHS GIRLS TENNIS: Wildcats Defeat Stoneham & Wakefield On Back-To-Back DaysIn “Sports”WHS GIRLS TENNIS: Wildcats Sweep WatertownIn “Sports”last_img read more

  • BSE closes points 5923 down on September 5

    first_imgBSE closes points 59.23 down on September 535K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 59.23 down on September 535K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Sept 5 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 59.23 points down to stand at 27,026.70. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 9.10 points down to stand at 8,086.85. WOCKHARDT LTD. and NATIONALUM were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 13.37% and 8.73% along with BHUSHAN STEEL LTD. and DLF with an increase of 4.96% and 4.87% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include JAIPRAKASH ASSOCIATES LTD. and JPINFRATEC with a decrease of 11.41% and 7.23% along with SUZLON and IFCI with a decrease of 4.25% and 4.24% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 115.46 points at 17,573.42 while the banking sector is down 55.75 points at 18,298.00 and the reality sector is up 20.08 points at 1,765.41. The Indian currency is up 0.12% at Rs 60.43 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Sept 5 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 59.23 points down to stand at 27,026.70. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 9.10 points down to stand at 8,086.85. WOCKHARDT LTD. and NATIONALUM were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 13.37% and 8.73% along with BHUSHAN STEEL LTD. and DLF with an increase of 4.96% and 4.87% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include JAIPRAKASH ASSOCIATES LTD. and JPINFRATEC with a decrease of 11.41% and 7.23% along with SUZLON and IFCI with a decrease of 4.25% and 4.24% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 115.46 points at 17,573.42 while the banking sector is down 55.75 points at 18,298.00 and the reality sector is up 20.08 points at 1,765.41. The Indian currency is up 0.12% at Rs 60.43 per dollar.last_img read more

  • Manafort Meets With Senate Officials On Russia

    first_img Share Matt Rourke, File, APIn this July 17, 2016 file photo, Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland as Rick Gates listens at back left. Emails obtained by The Associated Press shed new light on the activities of a firm run by Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. They show it directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the country’s pro-Russian government. Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, never disclosed their work as foreign agents as required under federal law.The Latest on probes into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign (all times local):11:15 a.m.President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman has met with Senate investigators probing Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.A spokesman for Paul Manafort says the longtime political operative and Trump associate met Tuesday morning with bipartisan staff of the Senate intelligence committee, which is looking into any possible collusion between Russia and Trump associates. Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni says Manafort “answered their questions fully.”Manafort has been facing questions about his participation in a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower. The meeting was described to Donald Trump Jr. as part of a Russian government effort to aid the Trump campaign.Manafort led the Trump campaign for several months before being forced to resign in August 2016.___10:05 a.m.President Donald Trump’s son-in-law is talking with a House committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and possible involvement of Trump associates.Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner arrived on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet with the House intelligence committee a day after talking with a Senate committee.Kushner faces questions about his involvement in a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer. The meeting was billed in emails to Donald Trump Jr. as a Russian government attempt to help Trump’s campaign.Kushner said Monday that he did not collude with Russians. He also said he was unaware of anyone in the campaign who did.__9:55 a.m.The Senate Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort seeking his testimony at a public hearing on Wednesday.Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley and Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein made the announcement Tuesday. The two senators said they were unable to reach an agreement with Manafort for a voluntary transcribed interview with the committee.The two said that late Monday night they issued a subpoena to compel Manafort’s participation in Wednesday’s hearing.The committee wanted Manafort to testify on enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and Russia’s attempts to influence U.S. elections.__8:50 a.m.A Senate panel won’t require a co-founder of the research firm behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump to appear at a congressional hearing this week. Instead, the man will be questioned in private.That’s according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to speak on the record.The Senate Judiciary Committee had issued a subpoena for Glenn Simpson to appear at Wednesday’s hearing. Simpson’s firm, Fusion GPS, hired a British intelligence officer who compiled a dossier of allegations involving Trump and his ties to Russia.Simpson had already indicated he would not testify at the hearing, which is focusing on the registration of foreign lobbyists. Under the terms of an agreement, Simpson will no longer be required to appear. He’ll instead be questioned privately.__8:25 a.m.President Donald Trump says Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and senior White House adviser, “did very well yesterday in proving he did not collude with the Russians.” Trump also mocked the investigation, suggesting Congress might want to talk to his 11-year-old son next.Kushner spoke privately Monday with Senate intelligence committee investigators examining ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government. U.S. intelligence agencies say Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential election to benefit Trump.Kushner later told reporters “I did not collude with Russia,” and that he didn’t know anyone in the campaign who did.Trump also maintains there was no collusion with Russia.In a tweet Tuesday, he again referred to the multiple Russia investigations as a “Witch Hunt.”Trump says: “Next up, 11 year old Barron Trump!”__3:41 a.m.President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner is returning to Capitol Hill for a second day of private meetings with congressional investigators probing Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.Kushner is slated to have a closed-door meeting with lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.On Monday, he answered questions from staff on the Senate’s intelligence panel. He acknowledged four meetings with Russians during and after Trump’s victorious White House bid. But Kushner insisted that he did not collude with Russia and that “all of my actions were proper.”Kushner is a quiet insider who generally avoids the spotlight. He is the first top Trump lieutenant to be quizzed by the congressional investigators probing Russia’s interference in the election.last_img read more

  • New Who Comic Adventure Features Tenth Doctor

    first_imgHelping to calm those Doctor Who withdrawal symptoms, Titan Comics this week released the next installment of the Tenth Doctor’s adventures.In part one of “Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth,” the Time Lord (as played by David Tennant), Gabby Gonzalez, and Noobis must find their kidnapped friend, Cindy Wu while traversing Ancient China.Previously, two-parter “Breakfast at Tyranny’s” saw Team TARDIS race against time to escape a terrifying dream world in which their every secret desire is catered to—at a terrible cost.Managing to break free of the waking nightmare, the four friends flee. But the angry offender, disguised as a red TARDIS, snatches Cindy and drags her into the Time Vortex (a kind of wormhole in space and time).Find out what happens next in the first chapter of “Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth,” written by Nick Abadzis (Laika, Pigs Might Fly) and illustrated by Giorgia Sposito. The 29-page story is available now in print and digital ($3.99 from comiXology) editions.Titan ComicsWriter, cartoonist, and graphic novelist Abadzis has penned many a Doctor Who comic story; he also designed a cover for issue 15 of Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor. Sposito, an Italian artist, has had work featured in a number of Who books.Keep an eye out for next month’s four-part miniseries with the Ghost and Lucy (of 2016 Christmas special “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” fame), arriving a week before Peter Capaldi steps back into his role as the Twelfth Doctor.Check out the BBC’s latest trailer to see what’s in store for the new series—Capaldi’s last—starting with premiere episode “The Pilot” (written by retiring showrunner Steven Moffat).And, between episodes of Doctor Who season 10, catch up with Titan Comics’ tales of the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors in new books by writers Cavan Scott, James Peaty, and George Mann.For more Whovian wonders check out our Doctor Who gift guide.last_img read more

  • IWAI clears deck for Hilsa passage

    first_imgKolkata: Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) under Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) has made a special arrangement to regulate the operation of the navigational lock at Farakka to allow the passage of Hilsa fish movement. After the construction of Farakka Navigation Lock in 1976, movement of Hilsa, which once reached up to Prayagraj, was restricted up to Farakka only.”Under the JMVP, a fish pass has been envisaged for its free movement at Farakka navigation lock. Hilsa has a significant cultural importance in Bengal, besides being the national fish of Bangladesh. This has been done in consultation with ICAR- Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Central Water Commission and Farraka Barrage Project Authority,” a senior official of IWAI said. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe official said based on research and breeding season of Hilsa, the operation of navigational lock will be regulated to facilitate the movement of fish from Hoogly-Bhagirathi river system to the upstream in river Ganga and vice-versa.The time of opening the gates at the lock will be based on the nature and time of movement of Hilsa, period of migration and breeding of species. It may be mentioned that fish pass or fish way is a structure on or around artificial and natural barriers (such as dams, locks and waterfalls) to facilitate natural fish migration. Most fish ways enable fish to pass around the barriers by swimming into the waters on the other side. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”The Hilsa migration will lead to increase in its production in the region. Simultaneously, this will increase the river biodiversity and aid in the economy of local fishermen,” a senior official of the state Fisheries department said. The new arrangement of navigation lock at Farakka, which will enable breeding of Hilsa fish in river Ganga and help preserve the river ecosystem was unveiled by Union minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Water resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari at a programme at Prayagraj on Friday. The minister also inaugurated the second phase of River Information System (RIS) on National Waterway-1 (410km on Farakka-Patna stretch), that will enhance swift electronic data transfer between mobile vessels and shore (base stations) through advance and real-time exchange of information. Under the Jal Marg Vikas Project, a new state-of-the-art navigational lock on National Waterways -1 is being constructed at Farakka at a cost of Rs 361.35 crore and the work is expected to be complete by June 2019. IWAI is implementing the JMVP for capacity augmentation of navigation on National Waterway-1 on the Haldia – Varanasi stretch of Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly River System with the technical and financial support of the World Bank at a cost of Rs 5369 crore.last_img read more

  • Blame on BJP for attack on TMC polling agents son

    first_imgBalurghat: The son of a TMC polling agent was allegedly beaten up by some BJP activists after the polling ended in Banshihari on Tuesday.The incident took place in Dilkanthi under Mahabari gram panchayat. Nabin Kabiraj (21), the son of Trinamool polling agent Narayan Kabiraj, was seriously injured in assault incident. He was rushed to local Rashidpur health centre from where he was shifted to Gangarampur sub-divisional hospital as his condition deteriorated. A police complaint was lodged but no one has been arrested so far. The local Trinamool polling agent, Narayan Kabiraj, had been appointed in booth no 197-198 for party candidate Arpita Ghosh. During voting BJP activists asked him to stay away from the booth but he didn’t listen to them. After the polling ended Nabin was on his way back home when he was attacked by two BJP activists Bablu Singh and Paglu Mahato. It is alleged that they had beaten him mercilessly and left him on the road. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataLocal residents rushed him to a nearby health centre. His father was also being informed by them. A police complaint was lodged against Singh and Mahato. “It is my fault that I work as a TMC polling agent. My son was attacked by BJP workers. Mangal Mahato, who wanted to save my son from them was also attacked and thrashed. Local residents rescued both of them,” said Narayan Kabiraj. “We have received complaint. The investigation is on. If anyone is found guilty, he will not be spared,” said a police officer.last_img read more

  • Aguakán investing 70 million into Puerto Morelos

    first_imgPuerto Morelos, Q.R. — Water commission Aguakán has committed to investing more than 70 million peso into the town of Puerto Morelos over the next two years.Aguakán has begun work to introduce the services of drinking water and sanitary drainage in the colonies of La Fe and TierraNueva to the benefit of more than 1,800 residents. The new network will see 2,600 meters of pipe installed to carry drinking water with an additional 2,600 meters of pipe for sanitary drainage.While the new system will bring drinking water into homes, it will also ensure the correct collection of wastewater, channeling it to a treatment plant and avoiding contamination of the sea and surrounding mangroves.With an initial investment of 9.5 million, the water company will continue installing infrastructure over the next six months. However, over the next two years, the company says they will invest over 70 million peso in infrastructure projects to provide drinking water, drainage and sanitation throughout Puerto Morelos.Aguakán manager, Francisco Javier Buenfil Hidalgo, explains that 90 percent of the investments will be destined for the drainage network on the town side, where currently 70 percent of the population has the service.He says the over the next 24 months, the remaining 30 percent, which will include the Colonia Pescadores and the second stage of the old town, will be included. He said that later there will be a second stage in the old town where there is already a treatment plant.“We are starting a campaign in conjunction with the Department of Ecology to invite shops and restaurants to connect in the commercial category. Between 65 and 70 percent are already connected.”He added that there are already talks with the municipality to determine which part of the Cancun-Playa del Carmen highway a wastewater treatment plant could be built.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT Examining the Value of Digital PETCT

    first_img Related Content Technological advancements in positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) offer both clinicians and patients alike a positive outlook in nuclear medicine.In the pages of this supplement, published by Imaging Technology News in partnership with Philips Healthcare, industry consultant Greg Freiherr explores the benefits of digital PET/CT and the impacts it can have on patients.Readers will learn about how digital PET/CT is improving the patient experience, how digital receptors can increase efficiency and image precision, and the ways digital PET is better than analog. Strengthening the personalized medicine industry, these new PET technologies will continue to grow and flourish in the global marketplace.See about how clinicians are using digital PET/CT. Read the supplement here.  Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Related content:How Digital PET/CT Can Improve Clinical CareDigital PET Balances Scan Time and ResolutionWhat Precision Means To PETDigital Technology Pushes PET In New and Old Directions Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more News | PET-CT | February 06, 2019 SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT: Examining the Value of Digital PET/CT Learn why clinicians are choosing digital PET/CT News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read morelast_img read more

  • PHOTOS Around the world in a Costa Rica Nativity scene

    first_img Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Facebook Comments Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times At Christmas time in Costa Rica, Nativity scenes, orportales, come in all different shapes and sizes, with just as many variations in the way they are created. The scenes are a material representation of the birth of Jesus and the arrival of the Three Kings, or Wise Men.The Tico Times visited Adelia Oreamuno, 60, a woman who has a collection of 94 different nativity sets from countries all over the world. The lawyer, a resident of the western San José neighborhood of Rohrmoser, owns nativity scenes from countries throughout the Americas, as well as Ireland, Romania, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Georgia, Armenia and Spain – and Costa Rica, of course.Each piece is unique, made from materials ranging from ceramics, clay and wood, to silver, pewter and glass. One of the Peruvian nativity sets has a tapir and a zaino instead of the common mule and ox. As Oreamuno’s interest in Nativity scenes became known among her family and friends, they began bringing her portales they picked up during their travels, or souvenirs that can fit into the portal she makes herself each year – because she is not just a collector, but also a creator. Her Nativity scene takes the viewer on a world tour. It includes Canada, with moose and a Mountie; the United States, from sea to shining sea; Vietnam and Thailand, with a tuk tuk car and elepants; and Africa, with various wild animals.The European standout is Spain, a section of the Nativity scene that features very peculiar figures named the Caganers. These clay figures are a Catalán tradition and feature a small character who is, as Spanish-speakers might guess, going to the bathroom. The traditional character is a farmer, but it now has been modernized and famous people have been depicted into the shape of the Caganer (such as U.S. President Barack Obama). People believe that it brings fertility to the land, and that it is a symbol of prosperity and good luck for the next year.Another fascinating section of Oreamuno’s portal depicts Iceland, with some eerie characters known as the Yule Lads, criminal pranksters. The three Icelandic figures that are present in the portal are Gluggagægir, Bjúgnakrækir and Grýla.  Gluggagægir, or the window-peeper, looks through windows searching things to steal. Bjúgnakrækir, or the sausage-swiper, hides in order to steal the sausages that were being smoked. Grýla, the most awful of all, is a giantess who lives in the mountains of Iceland and whose story is told to scare children. Like Santa Claus, she knows when children have been misbehaving – but unlike Santa, her response to naughty children is to devour them. She is carrying a sack full of children she plans to eat.In the Costa Rican section of the portal, the beloved national football team “La Sele” is playing a match. You can also see Arenal Volcano and one of the most significant symbols in Costa Rica, two Nigüentas –  little girls taking out niguas or parasites from their feet.  This figure is considered a lucky charm for Costa Ricans and are placed in the portal to bring well-being for the entire family.The Tico Times also visted a more traditional and bigger portal in San Rafael de Escazú created by Jairo Mena, 62, with the help of his 12-year-old granddaughter Cecilia. Mena, a farmer, begins to build his portal each September in his greengrocer’s shop, and by December it is ready for the public to visit. It even has a real river with real fish, and the rural town it depicts includes a cemetery. A wedding is even taking place!Traditions differ from country to country, yet they all bring joy to families and friends. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to all. Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The TicoTimes Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Related posts:Around the world in a Costa Rica Nativity scene 14 photos of Cahuita’s 2nd International Calypso Festival PHOTOS: Lantern parade and torch kick off Costa Rica Independence Day festivities WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Ricalast_img read more

  • Yes Uber Costa Rica is still illegal says transport ministry

    first_imgRelated posts:Uber starts accepting drivers in Costa Rica but government threatens fines Costa Rican police leadership denies targeting Uber drivers  Uber rival Cabify coming to Costa Rica Taxis protest as lawmakers present bill that could legalize Uber A legal review by the Public Transportation Council has decided that the ride-hailing service Uber Costa Rica is illegal. The decision came just days after Costa Rica General Manager Humberto Pacheco met with Public Works and Transport Ministry officials to discussUber’s standing here. Uber Costa Rica service went live here on Aug. 21.“The transportation service that Uber offers through a mobile app is an illegal transportation service due to the fact that it does not have the corresponding authorizations,” said Public Transportation Council (CTP) director Mario Zárate in a statement. As long as Uber does not have permission from CTP, the review said, it is operating illegally in Costa Rica.The CTP report brushed aside the possibility of Uber Costa Rica appealing the council’s decision on grounds of the Central American Free Trade Agreement, to which Costa Rica and the United States are signatories, saying that Costa Rica reserved the right to regulate transportation in all its forms.Uber Costa Rica continues to dispute the government’s characterization of its services.“Uber is not a transportation company and the service that its partners offer to members is not a taxi service,” Uber spokeswoman Rocío Paniagua said in a statement emailed to The Tico Times.The statement characterizes Uber as a technology platform that connects community members to fulfill their mobility needs. “The service that Uber partners offer is clearly distinguishable from any other transportation service, including taxis,” Paniagua said.Despite the government’s opposition to the ride-hailing service, it has yet to decide on an enforcement strategy that would keep Uber vehicles off the road here. President Luis Guillermo Solís’ administration previously said that it has no plans to block Uber. The company, meanwhile, continues to sign up new users. Paniagua said that 30,000 people in Costa Rica have registered with the company since it began operations. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

  • Norwegian World War II hero Soensteby dies at 94

    first_img Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of OSLO, Norway (AP) – Gunnar Soensteby, a World War II resistance fighter who earned Norway’s highest military decoration for daring raids against the Nazis, has died. He was 94.The Norwegian government said Soensteby died Thursday at a hospital in Oslo. The cause of death was not announced.Soensteby was a member of Kompani Linge, a group of volunteers trained in England for secret missions during the 1940-1945 Nazi occupation of Norway. The group carried out spectacular sabotage raids against factories, railroads and fuel supplies to hamper the German war effort. Comments   Share   Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Soensteby also led the smuggling of money printing plates from Norway’s central bank to the exiled government in London. In 1946, he received the War Cross with three swords for his bravery, Norway’s highest decoration. No other Norwegian has received the medal with three swords.“Gunnar Soensteby has a proud place in our modern history,” Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement.The funeral will be held at the government’s expense, the prime minister said. Information on survivors was not immediately available.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathscenter_img Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Top Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

  • IHG New Zealand announces new Marketing Manager appointment

    first_imgIHG New Zealand announces new Marketing Manager appointmentIHG New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Peacock to the position of Marketing Manager for the group in New Zealand, based at Crowne Plaza Auckland.In her new role she will lead the marketing team and look after Crowne Plaza Auckland and Queenstown, as well as Holiday Inn Rotorua and Auckland Airport.Rachel has a wealth of knowledge gained from studying Marketing and Management at the Victoria University of Wellington before completing an honours degree in Marketing. She joins the team from SKYCITY Auckland where she worked initially in the Food and Beverage department, no stranger to large campaigns and launches such as The Grill by Sean Connolly and MASU.A major focus of her role was also the launch and growth of Federal Street, SKYCITY’s dining precinct which includes seven award-winning restaurants and bars.She moved to the Hotel, Tourism and Conventions department where she worked on the rebrand of the out-catering brand, ran direct marketing strategies and helped implement a number of hugely successful campaigns, before making the move to IHG.Franck Hesse, IHG’s area director of sales and marketing, described Rachel as a “great new talent” and said her experience would be a “substantial” asset to IHG.“We’re thrilled to have her join the team and are sure she will have a great impact on our properties in New Zealand,” he said.Rachel’s personal interests led her to pursue a career in hospitality with a strong focus on her love of food.“Growing up in a foodie household, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree, and whether it be dining out or being creative in the kitchen, food is a major passion of mine,” she said.“I also love travelling and remaining active, thriving in team sports like netball but also really enjoying individual activities like scuba diving, boxing and skiing.“Skiing’s always been one of my favourite activities so in particular I’m looking forward to working on projects at Crowne Plaza Queenstown which has an enviable reputation as New Zealand’s best ski hotel.“I’m excited about joining the team and look forward to building relationships internally and externally.”Rachel will start in her new role on Tuesday October 20 2015. IHGSource = IHGlast_img read more

  • Mortgage Servicing Insight FHA

    first_imgMortgage Servicing Insight: FHA Compliance FHA 2017-09-04 Joey Pizzolato September 4, 2017 615 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News, Servicingcenter_img MReport sat down with John Vella, Chief Revenue Officer at Altisource Portfolio Solutions, to talk about compliance with Federal Housing Administration loans, delinquency risks, and more in this exclusive interview. MReport: What are some of the risks of not complying with FHA guidelines, and how can mortgage companies avoid these risks?Vella: Noncompliance will result in missed milestones and elongated timelines, incurring additional holding costs, property preservation requirements, and penalties.To combat these risks, many servicers have developed teams trained as experts on FHA guidelines and requirements. Doing so ensures that both internal processes are running efficiently and effectively, and these teams are also well-equipped to manage third-party vendors responsible for servicing the FHA portfolio. Hiring vendors that are well-versed in the guidelines is a key component to risk avoidance. Vendors can help ensure timelines and requirements are met through the use of technology, integrated services, and operational expertise.MR: Can you talk a bit more about delinquency risks? How do you combat these in particular?Vella: Servicing requirements for delinquent FHA loans include prescriptive and detailed property preservation, conveyance, and claims processing guidelines. In order to mitigate risk, keeping an asset in conveyance condition is a priority. Maintaining property condition and proper title throughout the process is critical to avoiding unnecessary costs for servicers. The associated regulations and guidelines can be very tricky, so it’s important to have an experienced team dedicated to this type of loan servicing to avoid unnecessary risk.MR: Many mortgage companies are hiring vendors that can supply bundled FHA services in advance of the completion of a foreclosure sale. Do you agree with this method?Vella: Yes, bundled services can often streamline processes and make things run more smoothly while expediting timelines and ensuring compliance standards are met. It is important to choose the right vendor who can handle valuation, title, property preservation, marketing, and auction services prior to the foreclosure sale date to ensure timely compliance and disposition.MR: We saw FHA originations grow in 2017, causing an increased need for FHA loan servicing and greater focus on driving adherence this year. Do you expect this trend to continue into 2018, or is it more likely to stabilize in the coming months before we enter the new year?Vella: We expect this trend to continue as the overall percentage of new FHA originations continues to rise. Economic conditions will remain fluid, but servicers are preparing their staffs and systems for this increase in volume.MR: During the recruiting process, how important is it that prospective members of your team be well-trained and knowledgeable about FHA loan servicing? Is this something they should come into a job knowing, or do you think it’s more beneficial for them to learn on the job?Vella: Finding employees with deep FHA experience can be difficult. We have found that employees with an eye for detail, commitment to quality and comfort bring strong performance to our FHA processes. FHA servicing is a very prescriptive process, and the right personality can pick up the playbook and execute at a high level, provided the right tools, reports, and environment. We strive to give each individual on our FHA service team the necessary tools to succeed. The combination of hiring experienced staff and new staff with the proper background allows for the ultimate path to scale. Sharelast_img read more