Tender Called for Paving Project in Colchester County

first_imgMotorists on Trans-Canada Highway 104, near Kemptown, will enjoy smoother, safer travel thanks to a paving project scheduled for completion this summer. Transportation and Public Works has advertised a tender for repaving on the westbound lanes of the highway, from the Pictou/Colchester county line west for about 4.7 kilometres to south of Kemptown. Also included is repaving of the on- and off-ramps at Exit 18A, east of Kemptown. “Trans-Canada Highway 104 is a major route across Nova Scotia,” said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “This is one of several projects scheduled this season to keep it in top shape.” The tender will close on Friday, May 27. The Department of Transportation and Public Works highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more

Applications for New Home Rebate Now Available

first_imgApplications for the province’s new home construction rebate are now available at Access Nova Scotia Centres and online. “The new home construction rebate will help to keep skilled tradespeople at home and boost the home-building industry,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. Up to 1,500 people who build or purchase a new home will qualify for this one-time rebate. The rebate is equivalent to 50 per cent of the provincial portion of the HST, to a maximum of $7,000. Following consultations with industry, the province has moved the municipal building permit eligibility date to Jan. 1, 2009. This balances industry concerns while keeping the goal of the program to stimulate the economy. In addition to meeting the municipal building permit criteria, applicants must demonstrate that the home will be a primary residence for themselves or a relative. Applicants must have completed construction or closed the sale by March 31, 2010. “The Nova Scotia Homebuilders Association is very pleased to partner with the government on this important initiative,” said association president Andrew Holley,. “Hammer-ready projects are a key step in keeping our tradespeople working here at home to strengthen Nova Scotia’s economy.” The program applies to homes constructed by the owners, homes purchased from a contractor and manufactured homes on leased property. “We know that the housing market is going to pick up again,” said Linda Smardon, president of the Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS. “We need to keep our workers here and working to ensure we have the resources readily available to accommodate future growth.” The application is a two-stage process. The first or preliminary application form is now available. This establishes that applicants have the basic documentation, and the home construction falls within the right time lines to be considered. It does not guarantee that the applicant will receive the rebate, just a place on the eligibility list. Final application forms will be sent to the first 1,500 applicants whose projects meet the preliminary criteria. The second phase will determine if all of the program requirements have been met in order to be eligible to receive the appropriate rebate amount. There is only one rebate per homeowner, and the rebate cannot be paid to the builder. “We are pleased to be moving forward on our commitment and improving the life of today’s families,” said Premier Dexter. More information on the rebate is available online at www.getyourrebate.ca, or by calling 902-424-5200 (Halifax region) or 1-800-670-4357 toll-free.last_img read more

Amethi Congress President quits

first_imgLucknow: Yogendra Misra, the district President of the Congress in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, has sent his resignation to party President Rahul Gandhi, owning moral responsibility for Gandhi’s defeat. Misra, in a letter, said that it was his responsibility to ensure the Congress victory in Amethi and he had failed to accomplish the task. Hence he felt that he should take moral responsibility for the same. Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Congress President Raj Babbar also offered to resign, claiming moral responsibility for the poor performance of the Congress in Uttar Pradesh where the party won just one of the 80 seats. Informed sources said that any decision on these resignations would be taken after the Congress Working Committee meets.last_img

UN concert sets stage for new global development agenda

The international musical event, hosted by the President of the UN General Assembly, John Ashe, will, through the power of music, poetry and video, allow the performers to point the spotlight on the historical opportunity that will arise in 2015 when world leaders will make decisive commitments to set our planet on a prosperous and sustainable path. The United Nations and its Member States are working to define a sustainable development agenda beyond 2015, the deadline for reaching the targets set by the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education. For 15 years, the framework has helped galvanize development efforts and guide global and national development priorities. Yet, with many countries expected to fall short on the MDGs, the artists at tonight’s event will draw public attention to the critical decisions global leaders will make in 2015. From clean water and sanitation to education, from gender equality to employment, these priorities will seek to shape a sustainable future by improving economic and social conditions for all, while preserving our environment. The event featured several performers from the Caribbean, President Ashe’s home region, including the iconic zouk band Kassav’and soca artists David Rudder, Machel Montano and Tizzy. The Band Lalon from Bangladesh, fusing traditional Bengali music with rock, and former child soldier from South Sudan, Emmanuel Jal, turned Hip Hop artist and activist, will bring to the stage the voices of least developed countries (LCDs). Actress CCH Pounder (“Baghdad Café”, “Law and Order”, “Avatar”, “The Shield”) and T. J. Holmes (MSNBC) were the event’s co-MCs, while the concert’s Music Director, Robin DiMaggio, took the musical lead. The global effort to shape a sustainable future has given rise to an unprecedented level of consultations among all stakeholders. Over two million people have already voted on the online platform MyWorld , to share their priorities and tell global leaders about the world they want in 2015 and beyond. “Our world leaders must show us their commitment in 2015. And we the people of this world – men and women, young and old, from all corners of the globe, and from all races, creeds and cultures – we must push them,” Assembly President Ashe told the lively audience. He said that while the MDGs had been an enormous step toward creating an anti-poverty movement, now, the world must go even further and bring more people on board for the new global development agenda. So far, the process of capturing new voices has been wide, extensive and unprecedented. “The MyWorld survey is a chance to add your voice to this growing global movement. The survey has already captured 1.5 million voices from all parts of the world, but we want to hear from even more people. We want everyone to have a say. MyWorld is our world, he declared. In his remarks, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the new development framework has to connect with people. “In the spirit of tonight, it has to sing,” he said, also pointing to the success of the My World survey. “And it is why we are so privileged to have musicians here tonight who can speak the universal language and show again the unique power of music to move and mobilize the world. So please enjoy the evening – and make some noise tonight and in the coming months about the world you want,” declared the UN chief.’Setting the Stage-2015 and Beyond’ – World artists take the stage to celebrate what will happen in 2015. Credit: UNTV Follow on Twitter #beyond2015. read more

Venizelos to try forming a govt

first_imgThe leader of socialist PASOK, Evangelos Venizelos, is on Thursday expected to get a shot at forming a government after efforts by Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) chief Alexis Tsipras appeared to have hit a wall late last night.Venizelos, whose party ranked third after SYRIZA in Sunday’s early elections, said after talks with Tsipras on Wednesday that he would ask President Karolos Papoulias to give him a mandate to explore coalition possibilities, indicating that negotiations with the leftist leader had failed to yield a compromise. “I will receive the mandate from President Karolos Papoulias tomorrow and continue the national effort,” Venizelos said. “We can’t reach a solution now but we will keep trying,” he added.The Socialist leader, who asked Tsipras to participate in a broader unity government, emphasized the importance of politicians looking beyond party concerns at such a critical time for the nation. Greeks primarily want “stability and government so that the country is not led once again to elections,” he said. Tsipras, for his part, said he would hand in his mandate, noting that “the dream to form a leftist government was not realized.” Despite this failure, he said, his party had succeeded in bringing a sea change to the political scene with foreign creditors now more open to renegotiate the bailout’s onerous terms. “We have forced all of Europe to speak about the great change brought about by the Greek vote,” he said.In Brussels and in Berlin, sources said, European officials reiterated their desire to support Greece through its debt crisis and safeguard its position in the eurozone but also emphasized that the decision was ultimately in Greek hands.“If Greece wants to remain in the eurozone, there is no better solution than the path it has already taken,” said German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. Commenting on the demand for austerity measures in return for rescue loans, the minister remarked, “You can’t have one without the other.”Tsipras had demanded on Tuesday that Venizelos and conservative New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras revoke their signatures on Greece’s debt pact with its creditors. Both leaders rejected his proposal — Venizelos more diplomatically, by counterproposing a broader unity government, and Samaras more vehemently, by accusing Tsipras of putting the country’s solvency and future in the eurozone in jeopardy.“He is asking me to accept Greece’s exit from the eurozone and the country’s bankruptcy,” Samaras said in a televised statement issued after the two men’s talks. “I am not prepared to do that,” he said. Earlier in the day, the conservative leader had been even sharper-tongued, saying that he hoped Tsipras would “regain his senses” before their meeting.Samaras’s tough stance opposite Tsipras was being interpreted as an attempt to cast the leftist leader as an enemy of the urban class ahead of a second round of elections. Earlier Samaras had appealed to “center-right forces” to collaborate to secure Greece’s future in the EU.Tsipras also met on Wednesday with the leader of nationalist party Independent Greeks, Panos Kammenos, who also campaigned against Greece’s debt deal. Kammenos, a former conservative MP, stated the obvious after the talks: that the anti-bailout parties do not have the necessary majority to form a government. “SYRIZA’s 52 MPs, Independent Greeks’ 33 and Fotis Kouvelis’s 19 do not add up to the minority of 120 seats needed in view of the Communist Party’s refusal,” he said, referring to the Democratic Left leader. Kammenos added that he had discussed “issues of national importance” with Tsipras, including a bilateral row over the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the issue of illegal immigration. He said there were “differences of opinion.”Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

YV Subba Reddy takes charge as TTD chairman

first_imgTirumala: The YSR Congress Party senior leader and former MP YV Subba Reddy have taken charge as new TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams) chairman on Saturday. Speaking to media, YV Subba Reddy said that he would work for the development of the TTD, and will investigate the corruption that happened in the last five years. On the occasion, YV Subba Reddy has thanked Chief Minister YS Jagan for giving him the opportunity to serve the devotees. Also Read – Women docs appointed in key posts in Tirupati Advertise With Us He said the main focus will be given on providing the accommodations to all devotees, darshan of the Lord to everyone, and safety of employees. YV Subba Reddy also clarified that the TTD revenue belongs to the Lord and from there it should reach to the poor. He also said it’s his responsibility to see that it doesn’t go into the hands of the other people. He said that CM YS Jagan has suggested him to protect the Hindu Dharma Pracharam and to work for the development of the TTD. He said the TTD governing body members will be appointed very soon. YV Subba Reddy has taken charge as 50th TTD chairman.last_img read more

Nearly 28pc babies born with low birthweight in Bangladesh

first_imgMap showing rate of babies born weighing less than 2.5 kilos, according to a Lancet study. Illustration: AFPMore than 20 million newborns in 2015 — one in seven — came into the world weighing too little, according to a global assessment of birthweight, published Thursday.|Over 90 per cent of babies tipping the scale at less than 2.5 kilos (5.5 pounds) when born were in low- and middle-income countries, researchers reported in The Lancet Global Health.Worldwide, just under 15 per cent of 2015 newborns in the 148 countries canvassed had low birthweight, varying between 2.4 per cent in Sweden and nearly 28 percent in Bangladesh.That’s down from a global average of 17.5 per cent in 2000.But meeting the World Health Organization target of cutting low birthweight 30 per cent between 2012 and 2025 “will require more than doubling the pace of progress,” said lead author Hannah Blencowe, a professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.In sub-Saharan Africa, the number of low birthweight live births actually increased from 2000 to 2015, from 4.4 to 5 million.Southern Asia is estimated to have had 9.8 million in 2015, nearly half the world total.Weighing less than 2.5 kilos at birth is closely linked to high rates of neonatal mortality and ill health later in life: more than 80 percent of the world’s 2.5 newborns who die every year are low birthweight.Underweight newborns who survive also have a greater risk of stunting as well as developmental and health problems, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.”National governments are doing too little to reduce low birthweight,” Blencowe said in a statement.Undernourished mothers”To meet the global nutrition target of a 30 percent reduction by 2025 will require more than doubling the pace of progress.”The reasons for low birthweight are very different in poor and rich regions.In South Asia and parts of sub-Saharan Africa, a large percentage of underweight babies are born at term but are stunted because their mothers were undernourished.In North America and Europe, a higher share of low birthweight babies are preemies.Adolescent pregnancies, a high prevalence of infection, high levels of fertility treatment, and a high rate of caesarean sections — especially in the United States and Brazil — can all be factors, the study found.An international team of researchers analysed national government databases to estimate the prevalence of low birthweight in 148 nations from 2000 to 2015.Overall, the study took into account 281 million births. Several countries — including India — were not included for lack of data.”Every newborn must be weighed, yet worldwide we don’t have a record for the birthweight of nearly one third of all newborns,” said co-author Julia Krasevec, a statistics and monitoring specialist at UNICEF.Besides Sweden, other countries with relatively few low birthweight babies included Finland (4.1 per cent), Iceland (4.2) Serbia (4.5), Norway (4.5), Albania (4.6), China (5), Croatia (5.1) and Cuba (5.3).Many large advanced economies fell in the 6-8 percent range, including France, the United States, Britain and Germany, Mexico and Brazil.Five countries, including Bangladesh, had low birthweight rates above 20 percent: Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, Nepal, and the Philippines.last_img read more

Watch the trailer for Broken Age Double Fines Kickstarter game

first_imgA little over one year ago, Double Fine posted an adventure game project to Kickstarter and asked for $400,000 in funding. They didn’t announce any details at all at the time of the posting, stating only that it will be an adventure game, and come from a studio headed by one of the most prolific adventure game creators of all time, Tim Schafer. By the time funding closed, it raised $3.3 million. Impressively, this was the project that helped Kickstarter really take off to such astronomical heights, and it raised $3.3 million before seemingly every project and their mom’s project could raise that much.Now, Double Fine has released a teaser for the game, dubbed Broken Age, as well as revealed the overarching plot.Like the Kickstarter promised, the game is of the point-and-click adventure variety. It will tell the stories of a young boy and girl that happen to be leading parallel lives, as the above imagery suggests. The boy leads a lonesome life on a spaceship and is under the care of a “motherly computer.” The girl, meanwhile, has been chosen by her village to be sacrificed to a monster. Though Tim Schafer and Double Fine have recently worked on some intentionally not comedic games, Broken Age seems like it’ll be a heart-wrenching tale.Other Kickstarter projects — and ones that have raised more money than the Double Fine project — have already shipped. However, Broken Age — due to its Kickstarter pioneer status and the high pedigree of the development team — will be the prime example of what happens when a prestigious development team crowdsources its funding. Since its Double Fine, thankfully, it’ll most likely turn out just fine.And remember, the money raised from the Kickstarter is also going toward a documentary about the whole process made by 2 Player Productions, which does some very good work. So not only will we have a new game to play upon release, but a fancy documentary to watch.If you missed the Kickstarter, you can pre-order the game here, and get either beta access for $15, or Kickstarter backer access for $30.last_img read more

New look at Mount Paektu eruption suggests it released far more sulfur

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Mount Paektu sits on the border between North Korea and China (where it is called Changbai). Prior studies have shown that the mountain experienced a massive explosion nearly a thousand years ago, one that likely was the largest volcanic event in recorded history. But prior studies have also shown that the eruption did not appear to have much of a climatic impact—little sulfur was found in ice cores in Greenland or in tree rings from other parts of the world. To better understand why such a strange set of circumstances may have come about, the researchers traveled to the site and collected pumice samples for study in their lab. Their first experiments centered around studying the amount of the gas in globules of magma that became preserved in the rock and represented the amount of sulfur present before the eruption. The team then compared what they found with other magma that had cooled afterward—the difference between the two represented the amount of sulfur that had been released into the air. But, the researchers noted, that amount would only represent the sulfur that was sent into the air during an eruption. To find out how much of the gas might have made its way into the air before the eruption, the researchers modeled the crystallization of magma as it cooled—some of its elements, they noted, would crystalize more easily than others. By factoring in the rate at which sulfur crystalizes, the team was able to calculate how much sulfur had escaped prior to eruption—42 megatons—a massive amount that would have eclipsed the amount spewed forth from the prior record holder, the Tambora eruption of 1815. 1000-year-old tree preserved in Millenium Eruption pyroclastic flow in China. Credit: Kayla Iacovino More information: K. Iacovino et al. Quantifying gas emissions from the “Millennium Eruption” of Paektu volcano, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea/China, Science Advances (2016). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1600913AbstractPaektu volcano (Changbaishan) is a rhyolitic caldera that straddles the border between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and China. Its most recent large eruption was the Millennium Eruption (ME; 23 km3 dense rock equivalent) circa 946 CE, which resulted in the release of copious magmatic volatiles (H2O, CO2, sulfur, and halogens). Accurate quantification of volatile yield and composition is critical in assessing volcanogenic climate impacts but is challenging, particularly for events before the satellite era. We use a geochemical technique to quantify volatile composition and upper bounds to yields for the ME by examining trends in incompatible trace and volatile element concentrations in crystal-hosted melt inclusions. We estimate that the ME could have emitted as much as 45 Tg of S to the atmosphere. This is greater than the quantity of S released by the 1815 eruption of Tambora, which contributed to the “year without a summer.” Our maximum gas yield estimates place the ME among the strongest emitters of climate-forcing gases in the Common Era. However, ice cores from Greenland record only a relatively weak sulfate signal attributed to the ME. We suggest that other factors came into play in minimizing the glaciochemical signature. This paradoxical case in which high S emissions do not result in a strong glacial sulfate signal may present a way forward in building more generalized models for interpreting which volcanic eruptions have produced large climate impacts. Sulfur emission comparison between Tambora and Paektu eruptions. Credit: Carla Schaffer/AAAS Citation: New look at Mount Paektu eruption suggests it released far more sulfur than thought (2016, December 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-12-mount-paektu-eruption-sulfur-thought.html Journal information: Science Advances If such is the case, why is there little evidence of a global impact? The researchers suggest that it might be due to such factors as the eruption occurring at a high latitude where dispersal is limited; additionally, it happened in the winter, when global cooling is less noticeable. Explore furthercenter_img Crystal movement under Mount St. Helens may have indicated 1980 eruption was likely Preparing samples for analysis in the lab. Credit: Kayla Iacovino © 2016 Phys.org (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from the U.K., North Korea, China and the U.S. has found evidence that suggests the volcanic eruption of Mount Paektu in 946 C.E. spewed far more sulfur into the atmosphere than has been thought. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes experiments they conducted on rocks retrieved from the site and offers a possible explanation for the lack of evidence from ice core samples. Preparing samples for analysis in the lab. Credit: Kayla Iacovino 1000-year-old tree preserved in Millenium Eruption pyroclastic flow in China. Credit: Kayla Iacovino Paektu crater. Credit: Kayla Iacovinolast_img read more

Cops nab mason after breakthrough in Netaji Nagar double murder case

first_imgKolkata: The Detective Department of Kolkata Police has made a breakthrough in the case of the double murder at Netaji Nagar and arrested a mason in connection with the crime.”We have arrested one Md Hamruj Alam (38) from Barsoi, Katihar in Bihar. He has confessed that he had committed the crime. He had worked as a labourer at the house of the deceased persons. Some of the articles and cash stolen from the house have been recovered from his hideout,” said Murlidhar Sharma, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime). Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAlam was produced at a local court in Katihar and will be brought to Kolkata on transit remand by Monday. He ran away to his native village in Katihar after committing the crime and was hiding in the residence of one of his friends. The bodies of Dilip Mukherjee (80) and Swapna Mukherjee (72), a childless couple, were found at their residence in Netaji Nagar on July 30. A sleuth investigating the case informed that police zeroed in on the offender after scanning the CCTV footages available in and around the area. The police had earlier detained another labourer, but he was released after his connection with the case could not be established. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”The local residents had installed CCTVs in the area jointly for their safety and security. We accessed all these cameras and finally managed to identify the offender by showing the photograph to one of the contractors who sends labourers for various utility works at households,” a source in the Detective Department said. The sleuths are not ruling out the presence of more than one person during the crime. “We will seek custody of the arrested person and will interrogate him for further leads,” an investigating officer said. He added that murder for gain could be a motive but there are other angles to the case that need to be probed. The Mukherjee family had painted their house a few months ago and a number of labourers had worked there. Three such labourers were also detained and questioned, but nothing suspicious was found by the sleuths.last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Artificial Intelligence | May 13, 2019 FDA Approves Zebra Medical Vision’s HealthPNX AI Chest X-ray Triage Product Zebra Medical Vision has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for HealthPNX, an artificial… read more News | PACS Accessories | May 28, 2019 Intelerad Showcases Clario SmartWorklist at SIIM 2019 The Clario SmartWorklist intelligently manages picture archiving and communication system (PACS) reading workflow by… read more News | August 29, 2014 Nuance PowerShare Network Reaches 3 Billion Medical Images Shared via the Cloud News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more August 29, 2014 — Nuance Communications announced it has achieved an industry-first milestone in sharing 3 billion medical images through the Nuance PowerShare Network. This reflects steady growth of approximately 30 percent each year as the technology gains more widespread adoption in hospitals and facilities securely sharing patient medical images using the cloud.The Nuance PowerShare Network is the largest medical imaging network that securely connects physicians, patients, government agencies, specialty medical societies and others with the information needed to support improved clinical decision making and enhanced patient outcomes. Today, it is used by more than 2,000 provider organizations, including Children’s of Alabama, Intermountain Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia and Orlando Health to improve care coordination as patients seek care from multiple physicians and healthcare organizations.“Nuance is driving rapid adoption of cloud-based medical image and report sharing to address the growing importance of collaborative and value-based care, and help provider organizations provide better service to referring physicians,” said Peter Durlach, senior vice president of marketing and strategy, Nuance Communications. “This leads to better communication not just between caregivers, but also with their patients to improve patient satisfaction and promote better health.”“The PowerShare Network has overwhelmingly improved the efficiency of our clinical workflow, especially in regards to outside images,” said Josh Pavlovec, PACS administrator, Children’s of Alabama. “Physicians love that they don’t have to deal with a CD anymore. The network takes their mind off of whether or not they can access an image — allowing them to focus on treating patients.”Physicians across the care spectrum rely on medical images to properly assess patients, but they also need the associated diagnostic report to accompany these images to provide the proper diagnostic interpretation regarding a patient’s condition and optimal care plan. The PowerShare Network makes these patient images and associated diagnostic reports available anywhere at any time via the cloud, leveraging Nuance’s own PowerScribe 360 reporting and communication platform, which is used in more than 1,600 provider organizations across North America.In addition, PowerShare enables provider organizations to seamlessly leverage and enhance the critical investments they have made in their electronic health record (EHR), picture archiving and communication system (PACS), vendor-neutral archive (VNA) and enterprise viewer technology via its software-as-a-service (SaaS) model.Adding to the rapid adoption of the PowerShare Network is a mobile app that allows physicians to view images and reports remotely using mobile devices, helping them to stay productive and monitor their patients’ conditions once they are out of the hospital or leave the office. According to a recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) survey, 70 percent of clinicians use mobile devices to view patient information.For more information: www.nuance.com/products/PowerShareNetwork FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more News | Information Technology | June 25, 2019 Barco Launches Smart Solution for Remote Radiology Reading Barco’s new remote radiology reading solution ensures dependable imaging when radiologists are working outside the ho read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | June 04, 2019 Client Outlook’s eUnity Smartviewer Selected by Duke University Health System Client Outlook Inc. announced that Duke University Health System has implemented eUnity for enterprise viewing… read more News | PACS | May 22, 2019 Brazil’s Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow Santa Casa de Misericordia has selected Carestream to replace its legacy diagnostic workflow technology across all… read more News | PACS | June 07, 2019 PaxeraHealth Wins Four New PACS Projects in Chile Picture archiving and communication system/radiology information system (PACS/RIS) developer PaxeraHealth has won four… 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 Related Content News | Remote Viewing Systems | May 01, 2019 University of Toronto Partners With IMS for Emergency Radiology Simulation International Medical Solutions (IMS) and the University of Toronto Department of Medical Imaging have signed a… read morelast_img read more

WalMart Probe continues in Mexico bribery case

first_imgAssociated PressMEXICO CITY (AP) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday that it is continuing an internal probe into allegations its Mexico subsidiary paid bribes to get stores built and will cooperate with any investigations by authorities.The company’s statement came in response to a new report by The New York Times saying 19 store sites across Mexico were the target of Wal-Mart bribes.Among those stores is one near Teotihuacan, the site of the famous pyramids outside Mexico City. The Times said Wal-Mart de Mexico paid more than $200,000 to circumvent zoning and other laws preserving archaeological sites to get the store built in 2004. A Wal-Mart statement said the Teotihuacan store is part of the company’s investigation that began about a year ago. The Times first reported on allegations of Wal-Mart bribery in Mexico last April.Following the Times story late Monday, Wal-Mart’s shares fell 1.5 percent on the Mexican Stock Exchange to 42.49 pesos a share.The company said that it opened an internal investigation at the end of 2011 and that it has taken some measures to stop corrupt practices.“The opening of the Bodega Aurrera store in San Juan Teothihuacan, which took place in 2003-2004, and to which the New York Times refers to, is part of the investigation,” it said.Wal-Mart said that because its own investigation continues, it would not comment about specific accusations. But it said “it is willing to completely cooperate with authorities in any investigation about the permits and licenses it has been given.”The Times said it had identified 19 stores in Mexico that were opened through bribes and emphasized the case of the Bodega Aurrera store near the Teotihuacan pyramids and for which, according to the report, the chain paid $200,000 in bribes to local officials.The Public Administration Department, Mexico’s federal anti-corruption agency, said last April that it was investigating the permits issued to Wal-Mart Mexico but has not yet reported any findings. The agency said Tuesday that it wouldn’t comment about the case until it finished its investigation. The Attorney General’s Office also opened an investigation and has not released its findings.Federico Reyes Heroles, president of the board of directors of Mexican Transparency, a nonprofit organization that studies corruption in Mexico, said authorities across the country should commit to stamping out corruption and preventing cases like that of Wal-Mart.“If there were commitments like there are when it comes to certifying police officers as trustworthy, then they (officials) would have to answer to society. Otherwise, nothing happens,” Reyes Heroles said.Mexican President Enrique Pena has proposed creating an independent national anti-corruption commission to replace the Public Administration Department. The agency’s head is currently appointed by the president, which for some critics does not guarantee impartial investigations.The Times’ article brought back memories to local residents who tried to stop construction of the Bodega Aurrera in Teotihuacan. The story said Wal-Mart paid local authorities a bribe of $52,000 to change a zoning map.“It was all a fraud,” said Emma Ortega, who was the leader of the Civic Front in the Defense of the Teotihuacan Valley. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   center_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories Parents, stop beating yourself up Men’s health affects baby’s health too Ortega said local authorities assured her at the time that they wouldn’t issue construction permits to Wal-Mart, but months later the company began building the store and officials no longer would meet with the store’s opponents.Elio Castillo, director of urban development in the municipality of Teotihuacan and who was not in office at the time the permits were issued, said the documents contain no irregularities.“For us they met all the prerequisites set by the law and have all the authorizations,” Castillo said. He added that all building records are open to anyone who wants to review them.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 3 international destinations to visit in 2019last_img read more

Community Banks Edgy About New Regulations Survey

first_img Share in Data, Origination, Servicing August 17, 2012 409 Views Consumers may rejoice to hear about increased banking regulations, but community bankers don’t feel the same way.[IMAGE]A study released Thursday by “”Ellie Mae””:http://www.elliemae.com/ found that community bankers see increasing regulations as the biggest immediate challenge to their mortgage businesses.The survey group was made up of 34 banks, both clients and non-clients of Ellie Mae. The study examined the ways that community banks approach the consumer banking and mortgage markets, as well as the effects of market conditions on these banks.More than half of community bank executives (51 percent) said that handling changing compliance standards is the most significant challenge for their banks. They specifically spoke of regulations created by the Dodd-Frank Act and the “”Consumer Financial Protection Bureau””:http://www.consumerfinance.gov/ (CFPB). Smaller community banks tended to see compliance as a staffing issue, while larger community banks expected new regulations to negatively impact their service.One banker expressed concerns that customers may switch to larger banks that are better equipped to deal with compliance requirements. “”Regulation is becoming a big issue, and you’ll see people exiting smaller community banks,”” the banker said. “”It has become overwhelming for smaller players that were only able to do a handful of deals a month. Business might flow to larger-size banks. As people get used to the regulations, they might re-enter the business, or they might not.””Another banker said that if smaller community banks cannot grow their mortgage divisions, the cost of compliance will lead to unprofitability.The survey also questioned bankers on their concerns over competition, technology, organization, and customer service.[COLUMN_BREAK]Fifty-three percent of community banks said larger money center banks are their primary competitors in the mortgage sector. Another 38 percent cited other community banks as their chief competition, while 15 percent said they compete mostly with credit unions.While some bankers expressed that it is difficult to compete with the market presence and name awareness of larger banks, others said that community banks have the advantage when it comes to customer service.””I see customers that are wanting to get away from large banks,”” one banker said. “”They prefer customer service. They want to be able to talk to someone, not an automated call center.””In spite of changes and improvements made since the market crash, two-thirds of community bankers said their relationships with customers have changed. One-third of respondents said online banking has helped to provide better customer service, while a nearly equal amount said it has had no impact.The survey found that smaller banks are more likely to communicate with customers in person, while large community banks use online communications more frequently.Nearly all of the participating bankers said they believe technology is critical in the mortgage process and helps both compliance and customer service. In smaller banks, the selection of a technology provider focuses more on user friendliness, whereas larger banks select vendors based on efficiency improvement.Most community bankers surveyed said they view their mortgage operations as an extension of the bank, but respondents were split evenly on whether the operation is managed separately or worked into the parent bank’s management structure. The size of the bank did not seem to be a factor in how its mortgage operations were organized.Ellie Mae COO Jonathan Corr said the survey provides valuable insight into the unique challenges community banks must deal with.””Handling the regulatory, market, and technology challenges is something all banks, from multinational entities to small community banks, are facing,”” Corr said. “”However, gaining insight into how community banks view these challenges and how larger, mid-sized, and smaller banks within this segment perceive these challenges is vital for any company that provides services to this market.””Ellie Mae announced it will hold a complimentary webinar to examine the study on Aug. 20 at 2:30 p.m. (EDT).center_img Agents & Brokers Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Regulation Service Providers 2012-08-17 Tory Barringer Community Banks Edgy About New Regulations: Surveylast_img read more

Greens outraged over boat dropping off tourists at Lara beach

first_imgThe Greens called for action on Sunday after a boat anchored on the protected turtle beach at Lara in  the Akamas had unloaded tourists to have a party on shore.The party said that the boat anchored on the shore of the beach at noon “blaring loud music and dropped the tourists off on the beach to have fun on the very sand where turtles lay their eggs”.It said that they have contacted the Paphos district officer who gave reassurances that she would take action.This is not the first time the party reported violations on the beach, the Greens said.Visitors often enter the beach and behave in a way not compatible with the high level of protection, the party said.“We have had reports of quad bikes, night beach parties, garbage, and so on,” it said.Last year, the party said, the local authority had asked the interior minister for permission to turn the beach into an organised one so that it could earn money from renting sun beds, umbrellas and kiosks selling water and ice-cream.“God knows how we succeeded in averting such a disastrous decision,” the party said, expressing concern that the incident could be an attempt of “legitimisation of the irrational demand of the local authority”.The party called for full respect for the beach and urged members of the public not to tolerate noise pollution coming from tourist boats. It also called for slapping offenders with penalties to put a stop to such practices.Lara beach is protected as Loggerhead turtles (Caretta–Caretta) lay their eggs there each year.In Cyprus, where the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the Loggerhead Turtle breed, turtles and their eggs are protected by law since 1971. Both turtles, especially the Green, are endangered species. If beaches outside the Natura network are found to have turtle nests, they are also protected.Local authorities in whose jurisdiction these areas lie however, disagree with the call of environmentalists for zero development, arguing they have been neglected by the state and that incentives are needed to encourage development, such as increase of the building coefficient and relaxation of the Natura network.The Mayor of Polis Chrysochou had asked Auditor-general Odysseas Michaelides last year to scrutinise the national turtle protection programme maintaining that experts have planted eggs in the Chrysochou Bay to prevent any form of development.You May LikeNewsXoXo7 Effective Tips That’ll Help You Get Better Sleep at Night!NewsXoXoUndoDiabetic News NowTop 10 Symptoms of DiabetesDiabetic News NowUndoMrHealthyFrog8 Foods To Avoid With Type 2 DiabetesMrHealthyFrogUndo House rejects presidential veto over repossession lawUndoCypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoLimassol police investigating attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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