NH10 opens for Sikkimbound traffic rain affects NH55

first_imgDarjeeling: With 8 days of incessant rainfall, the Kurseong Darjeeling stretch of the National Highway 55 has been affected. However, the National Highway 10 to Sikkim opened up on Friday evening.Meanwhile, a land slip occurred below the Thoteykhola culvert on National Highway 10 at Tung around 8 km from Kurseong. The culvert has stated sinking as a result. Heavy vehicles have been stopped from plying owing to this and the road is open to one-way traffic for light vehicles. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersVehicles plying from Darjeeling to Kurseong are taking a detour via Dilaram, Bagora, Chimney and then to Zero Point, Kurseong. From Kurseong to Darjeeling, light vehicles are plying through Tung. Debris was cleared at Setijhora, opening up NH-10 to Sikkim to vehicular traffic at around 6:30 pm. The NH-10 had been closed down since Wednesday afternoon. The Chief Minister of Sikkim Prem Singh Tamang had to take a detour via Darjeeling while returning to Sikkim on Friday afternoon. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaTwo detours were open for vehicles plying to Siliguri from Sikkim and Kalimpong before NH-10 opened up. The routes are Kalimpong-Teesta Bazar-Peshok-Jorebungalow-Kurseong-Siliguri and Kalimpong-Algarah-Lava-Gorubathan (Pandara More)–Damdim–Odlabari-Mongpong-Coronation Bridge-Sevok-Siliguri. A Sikkim vehicle plying from Rongpu via Birikdanra, Lanku to Siliguri met with an accident at 3:30 pm in Birikdanra. There were 8 persons in the vehicle, including the driver. The condition of 3 is reported to be critical. All were taken to Rambi primary health centre, from where the 3 were referred to Siliguri. Meanwhile the body of Aman Garg was fished out of River Teesta at Gajoldoba in Jalpaiguri district.last_img read more

SecretaryGeneral welcomes start of Somali reconciliation meeting

Urging that efforts are continued to ensure the broadest participation possible in the process, he “commends the determination of the National Governance and Reconciliation Committee and the Somali delegates to proceed with this important event in the face of many obstacles,” according to a statement released by his spokesperson.Mr. Ban also condemned the recent violent incidents and threats intended to thwart the Congress, and called on opposition groups – both within and outside Somalia – to renounce violence and participate in the Congress to further the cause of reconciliation.Stressing that this Congress is the beginning of the consensus-rebuilding process, he pledged the UN’s support for continuing “all-inclusive efforts at national reconciliation and greater international assistance to help bring peace and stability to Somalia.” 13 July 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he wishes a “successful beginning” to the National Reconciliation Congress set to begin this weekend in the Somali capital Mogadishu. read more

Cannabis store sales add up to 43 million in first two weeks

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says sales at cannabis stores in the two weeks after legalization totalled $43 million.The agency started collecting data for in-store and online sales from cannabis retailers as of Oct. 17, when fresh or dried bud, oil, plants and seeds became legal for recreational use in the country.The first set of data released Friday as part of the agency’s broader monthly retail trade figures only encompassed two weeks, but will reflect a complete reference month in the future.Efforts underway to convert 10 Coffee Time shops into cannabis stores in Ontario‘Consolidate, or get left behind’: Aleafia scoops up Emblem in first significant cannabis merger since legalizationUse cash, not credit, Privacy watchdog warns legal cannabis buyersStatistics Canada says different retail structures in each province and territory affected cannabis availability across the country.The agency says retail figures will vary as new stores continue to come on line and the marketplace evolves.Recreational pot supply shortages have been a persistent problem since legalization with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently calling the supply shortfall the biggest challenge associated with the change. He noted, however, that he expects the problem to disappear within a year.Edibles have yet to be allowed to be legally sold, but Health Canada released draft regulations Thursday for the sale of edibles. They will become legal no later than Oct. 17, 2019.The regulations, which ask for public input until Feb. 20, would restrict the sale of cannabis-infused booze, and packaging or labelling beer or wine products together with cannabis.Packages of edibles won’t be permitted more than 10 milligrams of THC, while extracts and topicals could not exceed 1,000 milligrams of THC.The regulations propose restrictions on ingredients that could make the products more appeal to children, as well as requiring plain and child-resistant packaging that displays a standard cannabis symbol with a health warning. read more

UN mission in Sudan says AU will increase security to allow humanitarian

After several instances of armed men looting humanitarian assistance in the troubled Darfur region of western Sudan, the African Union (AU) has agreed that its peacekeeping forces will increase security in designated areas, the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) said today.The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Humanitarian Coordinator, Manuel da Silva, travelled to Geneina on Monday to discuss with the Government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the AU ways to curtail the security violations that are seriously affecting humanitarian operations in West Darfur.“An agreement was made with the African Union to increase security along the main routes and efforts are expected from government authorities to improve the operating environment for humanitarian work in the area,” UNMIS said.Meanwhile, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and its partner agencies have distributed about 96 metric tons of food as part of its assistance to 7,689 people affected by floods in Damazine, Blue Nile state, the mission said. In the areas worst affected by the floods, 2,728 people received two months of half- rations, while about 4,961 people in locations less affected are receiving a half-month ration, it said.In another complication, nearly a third of Sudan, Africa’s largest country, is suspected of being contaminated by unexploded ordnance (UXO) – landmines, bombs, ammunition – but lack of capacity, the size of the country, weather conditions and difficulty of movement have inhibited clearance activities, it said.Due to lack of survey capacity and an effective victim reporting system, especially for south Sudan, the exact number of landmine/UXO victims remains unknown. “In terms of victim statistics, we have 1,789 casualties reported to our offices and recorded in the database,” UNMIS said, quoting the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS).In south Sudan, meanwhile, four attacks on isolated villages near the town of Torit, East Equatoria State, have been attributed to Sudanese-based Ugandan rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), but the identities of the attackers have not been confirmed, the mission said.The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) will begin repatriating thousands of Sudanese refugees from Central African Republic (CAR) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the end of the year, it added. read more

UN Liberia mission opens two renovated courthouses

The buildings in Kakata, Margibi County, and Gbarnga, Bong County, were renovated through the UN Mission in Liberia’s (UNMIL) Quick Impact Projects.During Friday’s ceremony marking the opening of the 13th Judicial Circuit Court in Kakata, the Officer-in-Charge of UNMIL said improving the judicial infrastructure is an essential part of strengthening the justice system and re-establishing the rule of law in Liberia.“It is incumbent upon all members of the judiciary, the prosecution and the public and private defence bar to play their part by performing their duties and functions in a manner characterized by dignity, fairness, transparency and integrity,” said Luiz Carlos da Costa.Later speaking at the Gbarnga Judicial Circuit Court, Mr. da Costa said the equal treatment of all persons, whether rich or poor, would engender greater public confidence in the system.“The principles of equality before the law and due process of law must be upheld,” he said. “There is no place in the justice system for corruption and discrimination.”He also urged the review of several laws, including the bail law, to make them more effective.“The issue of bail for very serious offences is of grave concern and is a clear and present danger to an effective judicial system,” said Mr. da Costa.The development challenges facing Liberia were one of the “Ten Stories the World Should Hear More About” released by the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) earlier this year. read more

Ohio State senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr Losses embarrassing for Buckeyes

Senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. (32) drives to basket for a shot during a game against Penn State Jan. 29 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 71-70, in overtime.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorAt first, it was easy to push Ohio State’s four-game losing streak under the rug like a lump of dust.The Buckeyes beat Illinois, 62-55, Jan. 23 to get a taste of winning back in their mouths, but after yet another loss — a 71-70 overtime setback to Penn State (11-10, 2-6) Wednesday — a big question sits in their minds. What is missing from this team?“Toughness. Character. Camaraderie. Leadership,” senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. said after the loss. “And I take full responsibility for that. I gotta get back to what we need and pick guys up and try to do my best, even better job to try and carry this team this year as a senior.”Smith Jr. finished with 15 points for the Buckeyes (16-5, 3-5), but missed a free throw in the final 30 seconds of regulation and another in overtime, helping let a win to slip through his team’s fingers.A disappointed, disheveled and seemingly lost Smith Jr. sat next to fellow senior guard Aaron Craft during the postgame news conference, both trying to pinpoint where things went wrong.“This is, this, this is the … I can’t even talk,” Smith Jr. said, his voice cracking as he fended off tears. “This game, this hurts the most out of every game since I’ve been at Ohio State.”“We weren’t the tougher basketball team. We have the ball, chance to go up three, and we turn the ball over,” Craft said. “They go down, they got guys that wanna make plays, and they did it.“So, hats off to them. They’re excited, they did it, they did what they needed to do.”Smith Jr., staring off into space as reporters asked him questions, shook his head continuously as he spoke about the mood of the locker room.“We beat Illinois and everything was back to normal, everybody was happy. We act like we didn’t just lose four games in a row,” Smith Jr. said. “As a team, I don’t think we care enough.“These losses don’t hurt enough — this is embarrassing. Every other team in our conference is laughing at us right now.”OSU has dealt with rough stretches early in the season before, dropping three out of four games during a stretch in February 2013 and then three of five through a period in February 2012. But in both of those seasons, the Buckeyes were able to bounce back to make a tournament run, advancing to the Elite Eight last season and the Final Four the year before that.But this time around, it feels different.“It does (feel different) because of the position we were in to win the basketball game,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “This was more than a winnable basketball game … but it just, it’s one of those things we got to, we gotta be a tougher physically and tougher mentally basketball team.”The five losses in six games likely will drop the No. 24 Buckeyes out of the top 25 rankings when they are announced early next week, and Wednesday proved that maybe they don’t deserve to be there.“Prior to (the Illinois) game, we lost everything. Our toughness, our team chemistry, our heads were down,” Smith Jr. said. “Once we got one win, we felt like we were winners again and reality, we lost four games and just ‘cause you win one it doesn’t … In this league, if you don’t come ready to play every night you’re going to lose as you see tonight. Their second win? Top 25 teams at home, don’t lose these games. And we lost.”The free fall of a program that was once ranked No. 3 in the country after ripping off 15 straight wins to open the season is evident, and even if Nittany Lion redshirt-junior guard D.J. Newbill’s jumper over Craft with 1.9 seconds left didn’t go through the net to finish off OSU, the team’s problems were still evident after it blew an 11-point lead with 7:58 left in regulation.“Obviously, I don’t like the position we’re in, but it’s the reality of it,” Matta said. “With what we put ourselves in, the position we’ve put ourselves in and we’ve got to fight our way out of this.”Things are not likely to get any easier for the Buckeyes as they continue to make their way through the Big Ten conference schedule. Up next, OSU is set to travel to No. 14 Wisconsin (17-4, 4-4) Saturday. Tipoff is slated for noon, as the Buckeyes look to get things back to normal in what are Smith Jr.’s and Craft’s final games at OSU.“Definitely my senior year, this is not what I had in mind. But I’ll never give up on my team, and I know that when we get a cause and we get hungry for wins, and we stick together and we become a team again, I’ll take us against anybody in the country,” Smith Jr. said. “But right now we gotta find what we’re missing.” read more

Sandvik to deliver AutoMineLite and LHDs to Bolidens Garpenberg mine

first_imgSandvik Mining and Construction has signed a contract to deliver three AutoMine-LiteTM automation systems and two LH517 loaders to Boliden Mineral’s Garpenberg mine. Two of the AutoMine-Lite control stations will be mobile and located in the vans and one control station will be mounted in an office location. The system installations, to start in late 2010, are scheduled to be completed for full production in the early 2011. In addition, the agreement includes a supervisor contract for the automation system with on-site and remote support.Peter Lundmark, Country Segment Manager Underground Mining Sweden of Sandvik Mining and Construction said, “We are happy to announce another significant achievement in the mine automation. The signing of the agreement with the Garpenberg mine further solidifies our positive relationship with Boliden. We are very proud to be providing the development opportunities that our mine automation offering have brought and will continue to bring to the mining industry.”With its set of functionalities and adaptive system, AutoMine-Lite provides unique opportunities in the field of automated mining, it opens new windows onto the safety and productivity that cannot be achieved with existing set-up. AutoMine-Lite will also play a key role in the creation of a more continuous mining process.It is an advanced alternative for teleremote and radio remote control (RRC) systems. AutoMine-Lite is based on the proven AutoMine® core technology and is available for a vast range of Sandvik loaders. A flexible and modular system offers complete working safety, ease of operation and high level productivity making loader automation available for even more mining applications.Boliden’s mine in Garpenberg, in the county of Dalarna, is the oldest operating mine in Sweden. Garpenberg has approximately 280 employees and employs a further 70 or so contractors. Boliden Mineral in Garpenberg is the biggest private sector employer in Hedemora municipality in Sweden.last_img read more

HSE reports €404m financial deficit to end of August

first_imgTHE HSE HAS recorded a financial deficit of €404 million to the end of August, according to its most recent financial report.The report said hospitals recorded a collective deficit of just over €200 million while community schemes and community services ran at a deficit of €149.8 million and €53.9 million.Some 255,765 people were admitted as emergencies in acute hospitals that provide Emergency Care services, an increase of 6,935 on the same period last year. Over all 69 per cent of all admissions are reported as ‘emergency’.At the end of August there were 37,500 additional medical cards over the year end target of 105,000 cardsThe report also said the total number of people employed in the health sector is now below early 2005 numbers and there are less people employed in management and administration than any time since 2002.Beaumont Hospital in Dublin had the largest overspend in the hospital sector running at nearly €20 million at the end of August.Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Ennis reported the lowest variance in spending at just 0.5 per cent or €59.A review of emergency care activity showed no hospital reached the target of 95 per cent of all attendees at emergency department being discharged or admitted within 6 hours or 100 per cent of people admitted within 9 hours of registration in August.The hospital which faced the greatest challenge in reaching the 9 hour target for people admitted was Beaumont Hospital.HSE August 2012 Performance Report>Read:Reduction in waiting lists welcomed by Health Minister>last_img read more

Geek deals 500 off the Dell XPS 17 laptop

first_imgTo some extent, we’re all gear snobs. We want the latest chip, the fastest computer, the most horsepower — we just don’t want to pay the premium. Thankfully, our friends at LogicBuy have stumbled across a deal on a top-tier configuration that won’t saddle your wallet. It’s Dell‘s 17-inch XPS 17 desktop replacement and it’s marked down by $500.Buyers can upgrade/downgrade the specs as they see fit, but right now we’re pretty pleased with the Dell XPS 17 configuration as follows. Get a 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 processor (with TurboBoost up to 3.1GHz), 4GB RAM, Nvidia’s 1GB GeForce GT 550M graphics, and a 256GB solid state drive all for $1,114.99. That’s solid value on the Dell XPS 17 which PC Mag gave a respectable 3.5 out of 5 stars, albeit with a lesser build.This versatile consumer PC is equipped with an LED-backlit 17.3-inch screen, 2.0MP webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and a backlit keyboard. It usually goes for $1,614.99, but you can buy it today for $1,114.99 when you redeem two stackable coupons for $150 and $350 respectively. That’s $500 in savings, math whiz.It’s worth mentioning that what the Dell lacks in slickness (it tips the scales at a bit over 8 pounds), it makes up for in power. That said, it has a some top-notch components, and, combined with a 256GB SSD, it’s one formidable system.Visit Logic Buy for the Dell XPS 17last_img read more

Jim Sarris Facetoface banking is part of our Greek DNA

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Jim Sarris may have been head of Delphi Bank for little more than six months, but he’s certainly not new to the organisation. His new role within the bank came after a successful 16-year run as Head of Corporate Banking, a position that allowed him to have significant insight into the role of Delphi in the community.I think that face-to-face banking is part of our Greek DNA; we like the interaction, we like the relationship, we like the connectionDelphi, of course, evolved from Bank of Cyprus, where Mr Sarris worked as director of its charity foundation.This kind of charity and social activity has been an integral part of the bank’s operation, a testament to its role as one of the key pillars of the community.Speaking to Neos Kosmos, Delphi’s new head described the bank’s key goals and his vision in connecting with the third generation of Greek Australians. What have been your top priorities, since taking on your new role at Delphi Bank? There have been multiple priorities. The first priority for me is to reconnect with the community and reaffirm that our brand is here to stay. We might have changed our name, years ago, from Bank of Cyprus to Delphi Bank, but one thing is for sure: we’re still focused on the Greek community and the Hellenic market, that is our niche. We’re very committed to that. It is not only evident in our 15 branches, which are staffed by Greek-speaking people, but also in the way we project our brand into the community, being sponsors of many community events and organisations. So, for me, the top priority is reigniting that flame within the community and actively participating in all these community events. The second part of my priorities is more around the business and what the business should look like over the next five years. We’re in a very dynamic environment. One of the key things for us is to look at our digital space and understand what that looks like in the future and also to invest funds into the right places to ensure that the brand is not here just for tomorrow but for a hundred years and longer. As you certainly know, the Greek community is not just one thing; it is diverse and comprises many subcultures and different groups. Does this affect your approach? We break up the community very simply into first-, second- and third -generation; our business is trying to address the needs of each one of these groups individually. Right now, the investment that we put into the business is to address the needs of the second- and third-generations. We’ve actively gone out recently and surveyed our customer base and our staff to see what those needs may look like and how they fit into the wider banking environment. One of the things we need to appreciate is that the first generation is now ageing; those who migrated to Australia in the 1950s and 1960s are now in a different part of their lives, but we are still committed to meeting their needs; furthermore, we have been fortunate enough to capture a large portion of the second generation. The greater challenge for us and for every institution is to understand what the third generation looks like. That’s where our investment and our focus will be. Are you planning to introduce new products to strengthen this relationship with your customers? Absolutely. I don’t want to start saying the number of ideas, or the different products that we have but I can say that product innovation is a new feature and one of the key initiatives within our business, to not only identify the needs but to start developing the products that are required in the marketplace. As a business we’ve been quite simple in our product offering and as we move forward we’ll see some changes in the way that we do business. Our internet banking platform is currently being reshaped; we have invested significant money into that product to ensure that we meet the needs of our future customers. Besides, we recently launched our social media platform which is of course the digital part of our business strategy. In the modern business environment, digital is not separate, it should form part of your business as should your branch network and your face-to-face relations with your base. This is actually one of the key niches that we’ve carved out in our market; that we are an institution that provides face-to-face banking. How does this approach apply to businesses who come to you, compared to individual customers who come for a home loan, for instance? The difference in our business is that we treat them the same; we don’t distinguish customers by what product they select. We value each customer that comes through. So if you have got any loan facility with the bank, you’re going to be appointed a dedicated relation manager. We think that this face-to-face banking is what’s missing in other institutions, that’s why we brought it back to the table. This approach allows our customers to be able to talk to us and consult us, and it enables us to provide that banking guidance. There are certain elements of banking that people like to do digitally, at their own leisure, such as transfers to other accounts, or paying bills. But when it comes to sitting down to talk about their next property purchase or their home loan, they really like that face-to-face interaction, they want to be able to talk to people, they want to feel that the bank understands their needs.I think that it is part of our Greek DNA; we like the interaction, we like the relationship, we like the connection. We put all those three together, in our approach to face-to-face banking and this is the one thing that our customers will say about us, that they like that approach. You mentioned home loans, which are a significant part of banking activity. As an organisation focusing on the third generation, which are now facing a rise in property prices that makes it hard to enter the property market, what would your advice be? At this time and point in the market, that is a very complicated question. We have seen the market grow in the past few years and we’re expecting an increase of eight million people in the population by 2050, given the rate of migration. The main question is whether the property prices will continue to rise and this is not a question for me, as a banker, to answer. But, unfortunately the conversation comes around to housing affordability and what that looks like for the next generation; my advice is to have an active savings plan. That is the one thing that is embedded within our culture from the first generation; you need to set savings goals on a monthly basis and on a yearly basis to get to the end result and enter the market at whichever point you think that the market is right for you. We live in interesting times, the cost of living is increasing and an active savings plan is the key to secure the financial future. What is the role of the banking sector in the current economy? The banking business is like any other business: we face the same challenges that any business faces, and one of them is innovation. The world is moving a lot faster than it was 20 years ago, and that has affected the banking world. Most people are not doing their transactional banking at a branch, they are doing it digitally. This will affect the biggest changes we’re going to see in the future, specifically around our retail presence and what it looks like in the street. Are our branches going to look the same?Are they going to be smaller? Are they going to be digital hubs? I don’t think there’s one answer; I’d be very naive to say that there’ll be one size that fits all. Every market is different and again that would be driven by the surrounding needs of the population. In different suburbs and different locations, you’ll have different needs, based on the demographics. How important is social investment in your business strategy? Social investment and social conscience plays a very big part in our world. From a banking perspective and on behalf of Delphi Bank, I dare say that we’re one of the leading community organisations providing investment back to the community. I’m extremely proud of all the sponsorships that we’re doing within the community; I’m very proud of Delphi Bank being a sponsor of the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria, of the Greek Community of New South Wales, of the soccer clubs and the community groups by geographic region in Greece that we support. I’m proud of everything that we’ve done: from the Hellenic Museum to anything that we think is of value to the community; and I’m also very proud of the participation we’ve had in organisations such as Pronia, Agapi, and Fronditha. We’re in an ageing community and we need to respect the first generation who came to Australia and provided us with the principles to be as successful as we are today, being one of the most powerful communities in this country. This has long been a very strong trait in our community: showing respect to our elders and seeking guidance and advice from them as well. Are there any other traits that you see as specifically distinctive of the Greek community? Family, community and business is what really connects us all. I put family first, because we see a lot of family businesses and we see the connection they have between themselves, and also how families actively participate in the community. The Greeks are a very loyal community for all the right reasons. I must admit that our business started from zero and evolved to be very strong, thanks to the support and the loyalty that we’ve had from all our core customers from the day we started the bank. I have the luxury of being here from day one and of having a lot of support from our loyal customers, as do a lot of our bankers and I’m humbled by that. This has been an amazing experience in the world of banking for me. How do you see the Delphi brand evolving in the near future? For me the Delphi Bank should signify a bespoke, niche player in the Hellenic community. I’d like to think that when anybody of any generation within the Hellenic market thinks about banking, they would give Delphi Bank the opportunity to have that conversation, to understand their needs and see if we can meet them.last_img read more

State adds high lakes saltwater information to Fish Washington website

first_imgAnglers looking for suggestions on where and how to fish in Washington should check out some of the new content on the Fish Washington website.Launched in 2012 by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, the website provides anglers information on when, where and how to fish in the state. The address is http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/washington.Recently the agency has added content for two main areas, saltwater areas and alpine lakes.The site now provides additional details about fishing Washington’s Pacific coast, Grays Harbor, Willapa Bay, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the San Juan Islands, Hood Canal and Puget Sound.With the new information, the site now offers anglers information for some 3,800 square miles of saltwater.The new saltwater section features include:o Species calendars showing when to fish by area and species, including salmon, halibut, lingcod, rockfish, flounder, tuna, and other marine species.o Mapping tools that enable anglers to plan their trips and gain information on shore and boat access.oFishing tips that include YouTube instructional videos, “Fishing 101” lessons, fish preparation tips and information on public clam and oyster beaches.o Fishing reports that give anglers information on where the bite is on.“We are not giving away anyone’s secret fishing holes,” Dayv Lowry, a fisheries research biologist with the department, said in a news release. “But these improvements should make it easier for all anglers to prepare and plan for successful saltwater outings.”The site also has expanded information on fishing high-elevation lakes.The website now has new fishing information for hundreds of high lakes, including 60 “getting started” lakes.“The new high lakes fishing section provides suggestions for scenic adventures in which angling is only part of the experience,” Chris Donley, inland fish program manager, said.last_img read more

PAGCOR grants provisional casino license to 201hectare Clark County  development

first_img Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Load More Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions “Filinvest Mimosa Plus + Leisure City is envisioned to become the lifestyle destination north of Manila,” said Filinvest Development Corporation President and CEO, L. Josephine Yap.“Its enviable location close to Clark International Airport makes it accessible to both domestic and international tourists.“Now that we have secured the provisional license, we foresee further upsurge in tourist arrivals upon completion of the various project components.“It is our intention to work with a leading casino operator who will align with our vision of a premiere destination. Visitors can look forward to Filinvest Mimosa Plus + Gaming Estate with its offering of top notch casinos and boutiques, among others.”Filinvest Mimosa Plus + Leisure City recently saw the launch of its business park and has recently completed and fully leased its first office building, with a second to be completed within 2Q18, Filinvest said. Work on the retail strip and first residential building will also begin within the quarter while the mall will break ground before the end of 2018. Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR RelatedPosts Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR has granted a provisional casino license to Filinvest Development Corporation and its subsidiary Mimosa Cityscapes to build a US$200 million integrated resort in the Clark Special Economic Zone.The integrated resort will be housed within the company’s Filinvest Mimosa Plus + Leisure City site – a 201-hectare master-planned, eco-friendly community aimed at combining business, residential and leisure in the one place. Its features will include a casino, lifestyle mall with al fresco dining, five-star hotel, an events venue and two championship golf courses, with casino operations to be run in partnership with a “leading casino operator” according to Filinvest.last_img read more

Accused Sunny Isles rapist in jail after brutal attack

first_imgSUNNY ISLES BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – An accused rapist is behind bars, Wednesday, after a brutal attack on a victim.The victim was sitting in her car when, police said, Demetrice Fonville entered through the passenger door, where he began beating and choking her.Fonville then sexually assaulted her as she was trying to run away from the vehicle.The assault occurred last friday at the Marina Del Mar apartment complex on 100 Kings Point Drive in Sunny Isles.A nearby witness heard the screams for help, which caused Fonville to flee.He was arrested shortly afterwards.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington Week of October 28 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are several opportunities to catch live music in Wilmington this week:Pianist Ricky LauriaThursday, November 1, 8pmTremezzo2 Lowell Street, WilmingtonKaraoke with Winnell EntertainmentFriday, November 2, 8pmPacific Grove211 Lowell Street, WilmingtonNOTE: Know of any other musical performances happening in town this week or in the coming weeks?  Let me know at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.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… RelatedLIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of November 11, 2018)In “Business”LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of May 27, 2018)In “Business”LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of March 25, 2018)In “Business”last_img read more

You have one more chance to register to vote

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite If you have not registered or have forgotten to register to vote, don’t stress.The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has announced that the next voter registration weekend will take place on April 9 and 10.All the voting stations will be open from 8am till 5pm in the afternoon.This will be your last chance to register, other than at the IEC offices.To find out where your voting station is and if you are registered, click on the highlighted text.IMPORTANT NOTELadysmith residents should remember that demarcations of wards have changed and you may no longer be in the ward you think you are.If in doubt, chat to any party agent or official at any polling station. They will only be too happy to assist you.last_img

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first_img 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 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 News | March 10, 2010 VMAT Proves Much Faster than IMRT at French Clinic 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 Related Content 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 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 March 10, 2010 – While intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) can create a treatment that maximizes dose to the target and minimizes dose to healthy tissues, it can lead to longer delivery times compared with standard radiation therapy. That is prompted several radiation therapy centers around the world to adopt volumetric modulated radiation therapy (commonly known as VMAT), in which a single or multiple radiation beams sweep in uninterrupted arc(s) around the patient, significantly reducing treatment times. At the Clinique Claude Bernard’s Private Radiotherapy Center of Metz (PRCM) in Metz, France, which installed and started using the Elekta VMAT system, clinicians found the average VMAT was much faster than IMRT. “After only five months we were using VMAT to treat an average of 70 patients per day in an 11 to 12-hour day. At six months, almost everything apart from breast cancer cases was being done with the VMAT technique. Most importantly, the reduction in the length of treatment sessions is striking when compared to standard IMRT. VMAT treatment session times averaged half as long as those of IMRT,” said Guillaume Faure, M.D., co-director of radiation oncology at PRCM.A VMAT treatment session consists of pre-treatment image guidance time, patient set-up time and “beam-on time,”—the latter is when radiation is applied to the target. Depending on several factors, pre-treatment image guidance and set-up times can lead to treatment sessions ranging from five to nine minutes. Therefore, PRCM adopted an average treatment session time of seven minutes for all cases. Because VMAT beam-on time for all indications measures in tens of seconds, it now contributes less significantly to the total treatment session time. At PRCM, average VMAT beam-on times for five major indications are: 102 seconds for head-and-neck; 98 seconds for brain; 81 seconds for rectum; 79 seconds for prostate; and 79 seconds for lung.VMAT beam-on time across these five case types is just 88 seconds. Compared with total treatment session times for IMRT, an average VMAT treatment session (seven minutes) is typically twice as fast. Examples include prostate IMRT at 14 minutes; head and neck IMRT at 22 minutes and rectal IMRT at 11 minutes. For more information: www.elekta.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 | 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 last_img read more

Appeals court tosses exGlock execs convictions

first_imgProsecutors had said Jannuzzo, who was once Glock’s general counsel, worked with former company vice president Peter Manown to steal money through cloned bank accounts and forged documents.Glock is based in Austria and has its U.S. headquarters in Smyrna, Ga.The Cobb County district attorney’s office, which prosecuted the case, didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Top Stories Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   How do cataracts affect your vision? ATLANTA (AP) – A Georgia appeals court has overturned the conviction of a former executive for Glock Inc. who was sentenced to seven years in prison for stealing a pistol and conspiring to steal millions from the gun manufacturer.The Georgia Court of Appeals on Tuesday released an opinion reversing Paul Jannuzzo’s convictions, saying the state failed to indict him within the statute of limitations. Jannuzzo was convicted in March 2012 on theft and racketeering charges. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving soberlast_img read more

Contiki fights cold with hot festival offers

first_imgNew Contiki Holidays managing director Fiona Hunt is urging Australians to swap their ugg boots for flip flops and escape an Aussie winter with its new eight-day Bilbao BBK Live & Pamplona tour.Starting in Spain at the three day music festival, Bilbao BBK Live, travellers can rock out to Blondie, Amy Winehouse, The Chemical Brothers and more before packing away the tent and heading to Pamplona to run with the bulls.There is also an option to experience the bulls without the music festival with Contiki’s Pamplona Opening Week Tour.“Festivals are always a really big drawcard for the youth market,” Ms Hunt told e-Travel Blackboard.According to Ms Hunt festival tours will likely continue to feature for Contiki.Only a month in as Contiki Holidays head, Ms Hunt said that given the company’s strong brand and success, Contiki’s prospects are looking good.“There’s so many exciting opportunities open to us in terms of how we grow the destinations, how we grow the market, where we take the brand…it’s a bit of ‘watch this space’ over the next twelve months.”Ms Hunt told e-Travel Blackboard that Contiki will be focusing on satisfying consumer demand and strengthening partner relationships.“It’s all about what the consumer wants and that’s a focus for me and Contiki moving forward: really putting the customer at the centre of what we do,” she said. “For me, it’s very early days yet, so I’ll be getting out there, seeing everyone I need to see, making sure our partner relationships are growing from strength to strength and making sure we’re providing to our distribution partners what they need to sell us and they’re armed as well as they can be for the consumers.” Fiona Hunt and Contiki Holiday’s South America brochure Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A.last_img read more

Manning teams up with Bryant for NFL version of D

first_imgManning teams up with Bryant for NFL version of ‘Detail’ Peyton Manning will be doing analysis of NFL games this season after all.ESPN and Kobe Bryant’s Granity Studios announced Wednesday that Manning will be part of a football edition of the “Detail” franchise. The eight-episode series will be on the ESPN+ streaming service and debuts on Thursday.Bryant said during a phone interview with The Associated Press that he started discussions with Manning once “Detail” premiered last April.“I had an idea in the back of my mind once I came up with it on where it can expand to other sports,” Bryant said. “Peyton was the perfect choice. He seemingly spoke a foreign language while on the field but he can outline what he is seeing and why they are making adjustments.”“Detail” debuted with 10 episodes during the NBA playoffs, often focusing on one player. The football iteration will carry the same blueprint. Manning’s first episode analyzes Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen’s game last week against the Minnesota Vikings.NFL Films will also work in collaboration with Granity Studios in producing and editing the series. Bryant said the series is an extension of Manning watching game film and saying what he usually wrote in his notebook.Manning was courted by Fox and ESPN for their Thursday and Monday night packages but he declined. Whether this is a first step toward him exploring a role as a full-time analyst beginning next season remains to be seen.“I’ve always enjoyed talking football with coaches, players and passionate fans, and that’s at the core of this show,” Manning said in a statement. “I’m honoured to help expand Kobe’s Detail to a football audience.”The NBA and the NFL aren’t the only sports that “Detail” will focus on. A UFC edition will debut next year when ESPN takes over as the rights holder. Bryant is also interested in adding baseball and soccer editions.Bryant said a second season of NBA “Detail” is on track to debut after the All-Star break in February.“I had fun looking at it analytically because that is hard to turn that off,” Bryant said. “It is taking everything as is but seeing how film should be looked at. There is a curiosity in watching the game and the broad concepts. Then everything opens up as a young kid and athlete.”Bryant was in Minneapolis on Wednesday but said he is excited to see LeBron James’ home debut with the Lakers on Saturday against Houston.“I think they are going to do better than what most people think. It is an exciting time for LA and to have that energy back,” Bryant said.___Follow Joe Reedy at https://twitter.com/joereedy___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL by Joe Reedy, The Associated Press Posted Oct 17, 2018 4:05 pm PDT Last Updated Oct 17, 2018 at 4:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more