Here’s How Much Jim Harbaugh’s Long Satellite Camp Tour Will Cost Michigan

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads his team onto the field before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads his team onto the field before the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)For weeks, Jim Harbaugh has been on the road, hitting satellite camps all over the country. Other Michigan assistants braved some horrible weather to teach football to players out in Australia a few weeks back. Michigan clearly believes it is gaining an advantage on the recruiting trail by hosting and participating in these camps, but it doesn’t come without a pretty hefty price tag. According to athletic director Warde Manuel, the whole thing is expected to cost around $350,000.Michigan AD Warde Manuel says after Regents meeting that U-M football’s satellite camp tour is expected to cost roughly $350,000.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) June 16, 2016 The real question: how much of this is Harbaugh’s eclectic collection of regionally-specific jerseys?MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

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Farmers Must Report Damage to RADA by Friday

first_imgMinister of State for Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Ian Hayles, is advising all farmers, who have suffered losses as a result of the recent passing of Hurricane Sandy, to make a report to the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) by Friday (November 2), in order to be considered for assistance. “I am saying to all the farmers across the country, ensure that by the end of this week you make all the necessary reports to the RADA office. It is very important if you want to go back early into production,” he stated. He was addressing a press conference at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) office in Claremont, St. Ann, today (October 31), prior to touring the parish. Preliminary figures are showing estimated damage of $2 billion to the agricultural sector as a result of the hurricane. RADA and several other agencies are now conducting assessments to decide how best to channel available assistance to the farming community.  Mr. Hayles said that once farmers make their reports to RADA, the government will do all within its powers to provide assistance. “The procurement, in terms of fertilisers started on Monday (Oct. 29), but as I say, I want all the farmers to come in by this Friday, the deadline will be this Friday, when we can have some final numbers so that we can start doing our distribution, and knowing what the total dollar amount in terms of procurement is,” he stated. He advised those, who cannot get to a RADA office to “try and find your Member of Parliament or your Member of Parliament’s office…if you do not have any of those try and call your (RADA) extension officer and make your report…it is very important that we have a final list that represents the true figures of what we will be dealing with going forward.” Mr. Hayles said reports of loss or damage can also be lodged by calling the toll free line 1-888-275- 7232 (ASK-RADA). He stated that the Ministry of Agriculture is committed to the over 220,000 farmers that it serves across the island, and wants to do everything to ensure that they are put back into production as soon as possible. Mr. Hayles’ visit to St. Ann was to get a firsthand look at the extent of damage to farms from the passage of the hurricane. Minister of Youth and Culture, and Member of Parliament for North Eastern St. Ann, Hon. Lisa Hanna was also on the tour.last_img read more

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Sponsors Exit from LongTerm Investment in NCL Holdings

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Following the closing of its secondary public offering, the Miami-based cruise company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings informed that its sponsors will no longer beneficially own any ordinary shares of Norwegian.“Apollo Global Management and our other sponsors played key roles in the turnaround and expansion of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. We could not have asked for a better business partner than Apollo and we are grateful for their support and contributions over the last eleven years,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.“As we look ahead to the next chapter of Norwegian’s storied history, we find our company at an inflection point to further maximize shareholder returns by building on our key strengths, executing on our disciplined newbuild program and continuing to deliver strong financial results.”In connection with the offering, the company repurchased around USD 85 million of ordinary shares of Norwegian from the underwriter under its existing USD 1 billion share repurchase program, of which approximately USD 600 million remains for future share repurchases.last_img read more

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Safely Trimmed Trees Help With Fire Safety

first_img The fire marshal also reminds Nova Scotians that smoke alarms save lives. “A working smoke alarm with a fresh battery will provide additional peace of mind”, said Mr. Cormier. For more information on fire safety, contact the Office of the Fire Marshal at 1-800-559-3473. The decorations on both natural and artificial trees also contribute to their safety. When choosing decorations for your tree, make sure the electrical devices meet safety standards, said Mr. Cormier. Also ensure there are no combustible materials on or near the tree. He offers these tips: Never put a candle on a tree or anywhere near it. Use only noncombustible decorations. Use only light strings that are approved for use in Canada. Only use electric lights on a metal tree when recommended by the manufacturer. Only use indoor lights and extension cords indoors. And only use outdoor lights and extension cords outdoors. Check for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires and loose connections. Replace any damaged light sets. Avoid overloading electrical circuits. Instructions should be followed to determine the number of lights strings for each connection. Extension cords should be placed against the wall to avoid the tripping hazard, but do not run cords under rugs. Consider using miniature or energy-saving LED lights which produce less heat. Disconnect the lights at bedtime or when unattended. When choosing a natural tree, make sure it is freshly cut. The needles of pine and spruce should bend and not break and should be difficult to pull off branches. On a fresh fir tree, a needle pulled from the stem will snap when bent, much like a fresh carrot. Look for a trunk sticky with sap. Choose a sturdy tree stand with a wide base that will be difficult to tip over. The base for a natural tree should hold water. Cut about five centimetres (two inches) from the base of a natural tree before placing it in the stand. Select the location for both natural and artificial trees carefully. Avoid placing near fireplaces, heating vents and other heat-producing appliances. Be sure the tree does not block an entrance, even if it falls. Use wire or nylon to secure the tree to the wall or ceiling to prevent it from being knocked over by children or pets. Make sure a natural tree is watered every day and the water tank is full. The tree can absorb four or five litres of water on the first day. Dispose of a natural tree safely when it starts dropping needles. Dried-out trees are highly flammable and should not be left in a house or garage, or placed against the house. Check with your community composting program for the tree pick up schedule. The recommended maximum length of time from cutting to disposal of a natural tree is 25 days. Nova Scotia’s fire marshal wishes Nova Scotians a happy holiday season by reminding families to safely trim and maintain Christmas trees. “A well-maintained tree itself is not generally a fire hazard, but it can add fuel to a fire started by faulty electrical lights, candles or heating devices that are placed too close to it,” said fire marshal Robert Cormier. Mr. Cormier is urging all Nova Scotians to follow these steps to keep their trees safe:last_img read more

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Refugee numbers fall to 25year low but internally displaced and stateless rise

“While we can be glad there has been a reduction in refugees and an increase in the number of returnees, we must remember that each one of those 19.2 million men, women and children has suffered the trauma of displacement – as have many millions of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who are not currently being cared for,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said. “Behind every number is a human being,” he added in releasing the figures ahead of World Refugee Day on Monday, which he will mark with a three-day visit to Uganda, at the centre of the refugee-laden conflict zone in Africa, his first field mission since taking over leadership of the agency two days ago. The decline in the global refugee number for a fourth year in succession can largely be attributed to an almost unprecedented level of voluntary repatriation, UNHCR said. In all, more than 5 million refugees have been able to return to their home countries since the end of 2001 – 3.5 million of them to Afghanistan alone. In 2004, a total of 1.5 million refugees repatriated voluntarily, an increase of some 400,000 over the previous year. The 2004 returns include 940,000 refugees who went back to Afghanistan and 194,000 who returned to Iraq. Africa also saw significant numbers of returning refugees, including 90,000 to both Angola and Burundi, 57,000 to Liberia, 26,000 to Sierra Leone, 18,000 to Somalia, 14,000 to Rwanda and 13,800 to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In all, 27 different countries received more than 1,000 returnees during the year. But the number of people “of concern” to UNHCR grew last year by just over 2 million to 19.2 million, mainly due to a rise in IDPs, stateless persons and others in a similar predicament to 7.6 million, up from 5.3 million at the end of 2003. The IDPs of concern increased partly as a result of two new developments – the additional responsibility to help protect 660,000 of the 1.8 million displaced people in Sudan’s conflict-ridden western region of Darfur, and an increased Government estimate of the number of people displaced in Colombia – up by 240,000 to 2 million. In fact, just today UNHCR voiced new concern that fighting between the military and irregular armed groups continues to uproot tens of thousands of people in various parts of Colombia, with 2,500 people displaced or trapped in their villages in the latest incident in the central province of Antioquia. Another major reason for the increase in overall numbers of people “of concern” is a major drive by UNHCR to improve the accuracy of the global data on statelessness. With the exception of Palestinians cared for by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Afghans remained the biggest refugee group at 2.1 million. But Sudanese accounted for the largest increase in 2004. Sudan produced 125,000 new refugees, mostly people fleeing Darfur to neighbouring Chad. The total number of Sudanese refugees worldwide rose by 20 percent to 731,000 in 2004. Among the top 10 refugee populations, the only other nationality to show an increase were from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which went up 2.4 percent to 462,000. The other main refugee groups remained the same or decreased. The top countries of asylum were Iran (1,046,000 refugees, mostly Afghans) and Pakistan (961,000, almost all Afghans). The next three largest asylum countries are Germany, Tanzania and the United States. Regionally, southern and western Africa saw the biggest fall in refugee numbers, down 20 per cent and 12 per cent respectively, mainly the result of the voluntary repatriation of Angolan, Liberian and Sierra Leonean refugees. Overall, refugee numbers in Africa dropped 4 per cent. The number of refugees in Europe fell 5.6 per cent and the Americas were down 4.1 per cent. Almost all other regions recorded smaller falls, with the exception of central and east Africa, and Asia and the Pacific, which all saw increases of less than 2 per cent. read more

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Amazon les ventes debooks dépassent celles des livres papier

first_imgAmazon : les ventes d’ebooks dépassent celles des livres papierÉtats-Unis – Le site de vente en ligne Amazon a annoncé vendre désormais plus de livres électroniques que de livres papier. Une tendance qui s’est intensifiée depuis que le groupe a revu à la baisse le prix de son lecteur Kindle.Au cours des trois derniers mois, ce sont 143 livres numériques sur Kindle pour 100 livres reliés qui ont été vendus sur Amazon.com, détaille le groupe dans un communiqué. Au mois de juin, la tendance s’est sensiblement confirmée, la proportion passant de 180 livres sur Kindle pour 100 livres reliés écoulés. Des chiffres qui excluent les livres reliés pour lesquels il n’existe pas de version sur Kindle, mais aussi les livres électroniques gratuits.À lire aussiUn livre du XIXe siècle relié avec de la peau humaine dans la bibliothèque d’HarvardCes ventes de livres électroniques ne plombent pas pour autant celles des livres classiques, qui continuent elles-aussi à progresser, se félicite Amazon qui a récemment diminué le prix de son Kindle en le faisant passer de 259 à 189 dollars. Une réduction indispensable face à la concurrence, et qui a permis aux lecteurs de voir leurs ventes tripler.  Le Kindle reste ainsi l’article Amazon le plus vendu depuis deux ans.Le 20 juillet 2010 à 17:37 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Twitter fait son apparition dans Mozilla Firefox 8

first_imgTwitter fait son apparition dans Mozilla Firefox 8Mozilla a mis en ligne mardi la nouvelle mouture de son navigateur web, Firefox 8. Parmi les nouveautés apportées par cette version, l’intégration du réseau social Twitter dans sa barre de recherche. Pour l’heure toutefois, seul un nombre restreint de langues sont compatibles avec cette fonction.Depuis hier, Firefox 8 (lien non disponible) est disponible au téléchargement. Publiée six semaines seulement après la version 7, cette nouvelle mouture compatible avec Windows, Mac et Linux, vise à faciliter la navigation tout en offrant aux internautes la possibilité de personnaliser d’avantage leur façon d’utiliser le web.À lire aussiEn Australie, les requins utilisent Twitter pour signaler leur approcheParmi les nouveautés apportées, on notera la désactivation par défaut des modules complémentaires installés sans autorisation par des logiciels tiers, mais aussi l’intégration de Twitter dans les différentes options de recherche de Firefox. Directement depuis la barre d’adresse, il sera possible de retrouver des noms d’utilisateurs, des sujet ou des hashtags. Mais pour le moment, seules les versions anglaise, portugaise, slovène et japonaise du navigateur bénéficient de cette option. “La prise en charge d’autres langues sera ajoutée dans les versions futures” promet Mozilla.Avec Firefox 8, la fondation assure en outre offrir à ses utilisateurs une meilleure gestion de la mémoire vive, une plus grande fluidité des animations, ou encore la prise en charge des menus contextuels HTML5.Le 10 novembre 2011 à 15:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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La plus lointaine des galaxies découverte par les télescopes de Hawaii

first_imgLa plus lointaine des galaxies découverte par les télescopes de HawaiiDes astronomes japonais déclarent avoir trouvé, au moyen des télescopes de Hawaii, une galaxie située à près de 12,91 milliards d’années-lumière de la Terre. Une étude presque indiscutable.Loin, bien loin, très loin. Cette nouvelle galaxie découverte par les scientifiques japonais est la plus éloignée de la Terre jamais observée. C’est grâce aux télescopes Subaru et Neck situés au sommet du Mauna Kea, sur l’île de Hawaii que les astronomes, en collaboration avec l’Observatoire Astronomique National du Japon ont évalué la distance impressionnante à laquelle elle se trouve : 12,91 milliards d’années-lumière (une année-lumière équivalant à 9.460 milliards de kilomètres).À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembrePour Richard Ellis, un expert en cosmologie et formation des galaxies du Calfornia Institute of Technology, cette récente découverte est bien plus convaincante que celles annoncées par d’autres études parues plus tôt, et se réclamant déjà de la galaxie la plus éloignée. Celui-ci a en effet argumenté que les Japonais avaient utilisé des méthodes particulièrement fiables et reconnues par la communauté scientifique. “C’est la découverte de galaxie la moins discutable”, a t-il ainsi souligné Richard Ellis cité par le Guardian.En 2010, une équipe de scientifiques français a revendiqué, au moyen du télescope de la NASA Hubble, la découverte d’une galaxie située à 13,1 milliards d’années-lumières. L’an dernier, ce sont des astronomes californiens, au moyen du même Hubble qui ont repéré une galaxie à 13,2 milliards d’années-lumière. Leurs recherches ont chacune été publiées dans le journal Nature. Mais elles doivent maintenant être confirmées par d’autre méthodes, selon Ellis. Un autre groupe, de l’Arizona State University cette fois, a également revendiqué ce mois-ci la paternité d’une galaxie localisée à 13 milliards d’années-lumières de la Terre, observée au moyen d’un télescope au Chili. Cependant, cette découverte doit également être confirmée. Les théories actuelles soutiennent que l’univers est né de l’explosion du Big Bang, survenu il y a environ 13,7 milliards d’années. Grâce à des télescopes de plus en plus puissants, les astronomes continuent donc de multiplier les observations pour en apprendre plus sur la création de l’Univers.Le 16 juin 2012 à 09:57 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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3 nouvelles espèces darthropodes collemboles découvertes

first_img3 nouvelles espèces d’arthropodes collemboles découvertes Décrites dans la revue Zootaxa, trois nouvelles espèces d’arthropodes cavernicoles ont récemment été découvertes par des spéléologues dans des grottes espagnoles.C’est en tendant des ‘pièges’ dans des grottes du Maestrazgo, un massif montagneux situé près de Teruel, en Espagne qu’une équipe de spéléologues a gagné le ‘jackpot’. En effet, ces aventuriers de l’Association Catalane de biospéléologie dirigée par Floren Fadrique, ont installé dans ces grottes des bocaux contenant des substances qui ont eu le don d’attirer de remarquables créatures. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ainsi, pas moins de trois nouvelles espèces d’arthropodes ont été recueillies avant d’être étudiées et décrites par des spécialistes de l’Université de Navarre. Il s’agit de 3 espèces de collemboles – une très ancienne classe de petits arthropodes pancrustacés (“à mi-chemin” entre insectes et crustacés) – qui ont été nommées Pygmarrhopalites maestrazgoensis, P. cantavetulae et Oncopodura fadriquei. Elles proviennent de grottes où la température oscille entre 5° C et 11° C, situées entre 1.550 et 2.000 mètres d’altitude, dans une région isolée au climat presque extrême (jusqu’à  -40°C à l’extérieur).”Étudier la faune des grottes nous permet d’élargir notre connaissance de la biodiversité. Les trois nouvelles espèces de collemboles que nous avons trouvées à Teruel sont des organismes qui ont vécu totalement isolés pendant des milliers d’années. (..), comme des reliques du passé qui ont survécu au changement climatique qui s’est produit à l’extérieur des grottes”, conclut ainsi Enrique Baquero, de l’Université de Navarre qui a pu prendre les spécimens en photo.Le 1 décembre 2012 à 11:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Mosquito Infestation Intensifies

first_img Zika spread by sex too, says Scientist Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe mosquitoes are breeding like rabbits and making residents miserable – that original apathy now turning to anger in some cases; most concerning though is if that means there has been any surge in cases of Dengue Fever and Chikungunya in the TCI. Cursory checks revealed that some stores are running out of Off and other Deet containing products as the mosquito problem intensifies… MM has been issuing scheduled spraying exercises by area by the Environmental health Department through WhatsApp and the reaction is interesting…. Residents are calling for the Dept to bring its ONE fogger to areas already completed and that’s mere hours after the spraying was done… this could mean, mosquitoes are breeding at such a rapid rate the lone team cannot keep pace. In North & Middle Caicos – again with one team – we understand, they have reverted to spraying to kill mosquitoes even during the daytime. ZIKA Press Release Related Items:Chikungunya, Dengue, Environmental health, Mosquitoes More foggers, more manpower, mosquito nets – Zika now in Jamaicalast_img read more

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Anchor Point Residents Speak Out Against Proposed Gravel Pit

first_imgAccording to Trimble, of the 40 or so acres only 27 acres would be used to mine gravel, and the oceanfront parcels would  remain untouched The Planning Commission denied this permit last year. The appeal officer sent it back to the Planning Commissioners which now is being decided at the meeting on Monday, June 10, at 7:30pm. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission denied the gravel pit permits last July. Emmitt Trimble’s application to excavate his Anchor Point property was denied after hours of public testimony that raised concerns about potential disturbances created by the gravel pit, including damaged views, noise, dust, truck traffic and the property values of adjacent property owners. The Planning Commission will once again be considering the permit application at their meeting on Monday for the proposed 27 acre gravel pit mine.center_img An opposition group has taken to Facebook to speak out against the mine “If permitted, this gravel pit will destroy the beautiful, peaceful, quiet Anchor River fishing and State camping areas with gravel mine noise, rock crushers, increased equipment on roads, which are also heavily traveled by motorhomes, trucks pulling boats, bikers and pedestrians.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A local group is working overtime to spread one message “Stop the Danver Street Gravel Pit”. The proposed gravel pit mine of 27 acres, and has already had it’s permit denied once.last_img read more

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QuadGraphics HGI Partner to Expand Services

first_imgSussex, Wisconsin-based commercial printer Quad/Graphics has entered into a partnership with fellow Wisconsin printer HGI Company to provide both companies’ clients with a more complete range of products and services. Under the agreement, which was announced this week, Quad/Graphics will purchase a minority interest in HGI, providing it with additional resources to expand its product line. HGI president/CEO Craig C. Faust will retain his position at the company as well as majority ownership.The printers said the partnership will allow HGI to capitalize on Quad/Graphics’ technological capabilities, including high-speed, high-resolution digital presses, some with inline finishing capabilities; economies of scale and efficiencies through Quad/Graphics’ logistics services; comprehensive digital imaging services; extensive data and strategy services for leveraging customer intelligence to create personalized marketing programs; and a substantial geographic footprint spanning the U.S., Europe and South America.According to Faust, HGI “will be able to make investments that will allow us to execute more quickly on our growth strategy in short- to medium-run length commercial print. We’ll also leverage Quad/Graphics’ cutting-edge technology and capabilities and operational expertise to better serve our clients and give them the most value for their print spend.” And through HGI, Quad/Graphics said it will be able to offer clients quick-turn commercial printing needs, including in-store/point-of-purchase materials; marketing collateral; short-run books, catalogs and directories; print-on-demand custom publications; and specialty binding.In January, Quad/Graphics agreed to buy Worldcolor, formally Quebecor World, for an estimated $1.4 million stock exchange.last_img read more

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Razer unleashes new gaming laptops with overhauled Blade Pro 17 and OLED

first_img See it 23 Photos Razer makes its Blade Pro gaming laptop future-ready Comments Now playing: Watch this: Razer’s mid-2019 Blade gaming laptops glide along the cutting edge 1:34 Tags The price is down, too — it was $4,000 when it launched in 2017, but now it will start at $2,499 with an RTX 2060.Unfortunately, the drawback of its shrinkage is we lose a couple of our favorite features: the volume scroller on the keyboard and the side-lighting on the touchpad. But Razer has also replaced the meh keyboard of its predecessor with a better version.Razer packs it with the most-recent technologies in a lot of areas, to future-proof it against another few years — they include 2.5GB Ethernet, Wi-Fi 6 (aka 802.11ax), a UHS-III SD slot and upgradable memory. Those, plus the RTX GPUs, make this sound like a potentially great option for video editing, not just for playing the AAAs.We’d love an OLED display to round out that package, but, alas, the technology isn’t here for 17-inch panels yet. But it is for 15 inches, and the Blade 15 Advanced’s getting one as an option: a 60Hz 4K touchscreen with 100% DCI P3 gamut coverage, though it’s available on the RTX 2080-based model only. Plus, the Advanced models now have a 240Hz HD option, Wi-Fi 6 and 10 Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Razer Blade Procenter_img Share your voice $3,299 Review • Razer Blade Pro review: Which organs can you live without? Preview • Razer Blade Pro: the best graphics in a thin laptop for an insane price Laptops Gaming 3 Enlarge ImageThe 2019 Razer Blade Pro 17 (left) compared to its 2017 predecessor. It’s prettier on the inside, too. Sarah Tew/CNET While every laptop and its brother is partying with a bump to ninth-gen Intel Core mobile processors and Nvidia’s new, cheap mobile gaming GPUs, Razer’s gone beyond, launching a major overhaul of its 2-year-old 17-inch Blade Pro, which shrinks both in size and price. It takes on the same design as the most recent Blade 15 Advanced, bringing slim display bezels and a conventionally located center trackpad to decrease its volume. And, of course, make it thinner. Mentioned Above Razer Blade Pro Razerlast_img read more

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Jet Airways needs Rs 3500 crore immediately to keep flying Report

first_img Mid-air technical snag forces Etihad flight with 349 people on board to make emergency landing Apart from bloated costs, surging fuel prices and a weaker rupee are hurting Jet Airways. The other reasons cited by senior management in parleys with the staff are an erosion in market share in recent years and the inability to expand into other markets.The rise of Indigo and the launch of Air Asia ate into Jet’s formidable market share.Naresh Goyal launched the airline in 1993. Jet became a listed company in 2005.After starting operations with four Boeing aircraft, Jet Airways became an international carrier in 2004 when it started flights to Colombo.Jet Airways acquired rival Sahara Airlines in 2007.Jet Airways survived a major scare in 2008, when global airline majors faced headwinds. Jet let nearly 2,000 employees go and restructured the operations to stay in business.In its 25 years of operations, Jet Airways aircraft have not been involved in any airline accidents where lives were lost. Closecenter_img A Jet Airways passenger aircraft prepares to land at the airport in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 12, 2013. [Representational Image]Reuters fileJet Airways has been the subject of grim rumours in the past week, even as it battled tailwinds owing to ballooning debts, falling market share and increasing fuel prices. The latest report suggests the carrier will need a huge cash infusion immediately to stay afloat.The Naresh Goyal-promoted airline needs as much as Rs 3,500 crore in cash immediately, Bloomberg reported, citing aviation analysts. Besides, the company will also need to restructure a whopping $400 million in debts immediately, the report said.On Thursday, Goyal said he was embarrassed over the troubles the airline was going through. After the company deferred reporting quarterly results, Goyal said he was feeling guilty about investors’ pain. The market freefall continued on Friday, with the stock falling another 15 percent.There have been reports about Jet Airways asking staff to take up to 25 percent cut in wages. However, the management denied it was mooting a pay cut. Reports had also surfaced that Jet was firing staff, which were also rubbished. The Jet management has also reiterated that they have met all loan repayment commitments so far, adding that refinancing options were being explored.However, the latest Bloomberg report cites analysts saying that the airline company’s default risk was the highest in close to three years. The chances of defaulting on loans in the next 12 months is the highest since October 2015, Bloomberg’s Default Risk model data showed.Analysts quoted by Bloomberg said Jet Airways will have to resort to drastic measures to come back from the brink. “They can do that by possibly doing sale and lease-back of their widebodies and getting costs down, especially in the domestic market … If they can recapitalize and restructure, then may be in a couple of years, they can be sustainable,” said Kapil Kaul, South Asia CEO for CAPA Centre for Aviation.Share freefallJet Airways shares plunged 15 percent FridayThe shares have fallen 66 percent so far this yearThis compares to an 11 percent rise in the Sensex in the corresponding periodThe freefall makes the airline stock the worst performing in the Asia Pacific regionJet Airways — debts, losses, other key factsJet Airways has a net debt of 81.5 billion rupees ($1.2 billion)In the year ended 31 March, the airline reported a loss of Rs 636.45 crore. Peers such as SpiceJet and Indigo had reported impressive profits during the same period.Most of Jet’s debts are dollar-denominated and hence a continued fall in the rupee has worsened the debt problem.Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways owns 24 percent in Jet Airways. It was reported earlier that Etihad was interested in taking a controlling stake in Jet Airways, but Naresh Goyal, who holds 51 percent, had declined the offer. It remains to be seen if Etihad will raise its stake in the current context.Jet Airways wants to raise loans in the markets but banks have insisted on a turnaround commitment. Loans are unlikely to be approved without significant cost reduction.last_img read more

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Three Bangladeshis held in Malaysia

first_imgAs many as three Bangladeshi nationals among 16 have been arrested in separate raids at two online gambling dens in Cheras district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, reports thestar.com.Quoting Cheras OCPD assistant commissioner Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zon, the Malaysian media outlet says tipped-off, police from Cheras CID launched two raids at Taman Miharja at around 10pm on Tuesday (16 April).”First we raided a premises on the first floor of a shoplot and arrested five players (two Bangladeshi and three Pakistani men) and a caretaker, also a Bangladesh national, aged from 21 to 41,” the assistant commissioner was quoted to have said.”We have remanded all the suspects for further investigations,” Mohamed Mokhsein was also quoted to have said.last_img read more

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Straight rock stars kiss to fight against homophobia at antiNazi concert

first_imgTwo rock stars have kissed to fight against homophobia at an anti-Nazi concert. Two rock stars kiss to fight against homophobia in Germany Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… ‘[But] it’s important to show that we’re all fighting this together.’Griffey said on stage: ‘I refuse, even in the darkest times, to think that the world is only full of hatred.‘The fact that so many have gathered here is for me the proof that the world can also be colorful and wonderful.’German celebs have kissed to fight homophobia beforeThe kiss references back to the 2013’s campaign #Mundpropaganda (a pun on ‘word of mouth’ and ‘kissing propaganda’).The German campaign saw 13 straight celebs puckering up for pictures.Six photos were published, appearing on buses and billboards all over Germany.‘The intolerance that homosexuals are still fighting against is shocking,’ José Redondo-Vega said.‘With #Mundpropaganda  we wanted to give a clear sign in favor of a free society.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img Benjamin Griffey, who also performs as the rapper Casper, and Felix Brummer, frontman of KraftKlub, kissed on stage on Monday (3 September).The free open-air concert was put together to take a stand against neo-Nazis in the eastern German city of Chemnitz.Over the past week, the city has seen numerous protests and acts of far-right violence.Rock stars kiss at anti-Nazi concert‘We celebrate every one of you,’ the line-up jointly wrote in an issued statement before the concert.They added: ‘We can’t simply leave the streets to this racist mob without a reaction. [We’re] hope many more people will come along.’‘We want to show all the people who were attacked by neo-Nazis that they are not alone,’ they concluded.Other acts to perform include Marteria, K.I.Z, Feine Sahne Fischfilet and Trettmann. The line-up performed in the central square at the Karl Marx monument.Brummer added: ‘We’re not naive. We’re not laboring under the illusion that you hold a concert and the world is saved. GAYSTARNEWS- British newspaper dragged for homophobic remark in Sitges travel guideNeo-Nazi group plasters ‘Happy AIDS Month’ posters around Australian cityMale football fan crashes pitch to try and kiss Cristiano RonaldoRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/straight-rock-stars-kiss-to-fight-against-homophobia-at-anti-nazi-concert/last_img read more

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Little ones enjoy K9 display

first_imgThe officers, in turn, were impressed by the young ones’ ability to distinguish and identify certain drugs. The children had clearly been well-educated by parents and teachers about the dangers of these drugs. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite On Thursday morning, officers from the Ladysmith and Durban K9 Units honoured an invitation that was received from Ladysmith’s Monument Primary School.Ladysmith K9 Unit member Warrant Officer J Meyer began by conducting awareness on the identification as well as ill effects of drugs. Thereafter, a display was done by Warrant Officer H van Zyl and his partner, Zeus, who is a patrol dog.Warrant Officer CJH Steenkamp did a drug display using his drug detection dog, Lotus, who is a patrol dog. Sgt Xaba from the Durban K9 Unit was on hand too and he conducted a display using his currency detection dog named Erica.The Belgium Shepherd is presently the only dog doing the specialised function of currency detection in the country. Their partnership has yielded several successes and commendations.The children in Grade RR and R were fascinated by the dog’s impressive ability to detect money.center_img DID YOU KNOW? Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics. If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them. To receive news links via WhatsApp. For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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first_img News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | July 15, 2011 SIIM Announces New 2011 Annual Meeting Educational Portal 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 July 15, 2011 — The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine’ (SIIM)’s annual meeting wrapped up last month in Washington D.C., with a 10 percent increase in professional attendance and an exhibit hall bustling with vendor and attendee interaction and learning. The educational program provided heightened opportunities for learning and exchange of imaging informatics essentials, trends, and innovations. This year’s theme, “Reforming Healthcare Through Informatics: Challenges to Solutions,” reflected the pressing needs of the imaging informatics community and was addressed by Keith J. Dreyer, D.O., Ph.D., FSIIM in the 2011 Dwyer general session on meaningful use. The hot topic session, “MU for Me and You,” chaired by Bradley J. Erickson, M.D., Ph.D., FSIIM, delved into the topic further. Current challenges were thoroughly explored and SIIM attendees were encouraged to act on these challenges through the use of imaging informatics technology and tools. New this year, the world of SIIM and imaging informatics education is accessible through the SIIM Live Learning Center – a brand new educational portal with the 2011 general sessions, featuring educational and hot topic sessions available as audio synchronized PowerPoint presentations. Sessions can be downloaded and listened to in MP3 format on mobile devices for education on the go. The opening general session talk of Matthew Morgan, M.D., is the preview presentation of the SIIM Live Learning. The Dreyer and Erickson meaningful use sessions are both available in the SIIM Live Learning Center and are part of the three general sessions, nine educational sessions and six hot topic sessions available online. The SIIM 2011 Live Learning Center also includes preview presentations of the 2011 SIIM Membership Meeting and Fellows Induction. SIIM members elected new officers and directors at the annual meeting and terms began July 1, 2011.  J. Raymond Geis, M.D., is the new chair-elect of SIIM; and Steve G. Langer, Ph.D., Eliot L. Siegel, M.D., and Donald K. Dennison were elected directors-at-large (2011-2014). The College of SIIM Fellows inducted a new fellow during the meeting. David L. Weiss, M.D., was recognized for his significant contributions in advancing the field of imaging informatics.The SIIM 2012 annual meeting takes place June 7-10, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. The scientific abstract submission deadline for the 2012 meeting is September 9, 2011.For more information: www.siimweb.org  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

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As tournament begins Caribbean hot Pacific not

first_imgNo related posts. Everyone I talked to on the Pacific side this week gave me so-so reports, but not so on the Caribbean. Fishing started getting real good last week accord to reports from Silver King, Rio Colorado, and Capt. Eddie Brown. Alex Thomas sent me the following detailed report of a fish they estimated at 210 pounds.From Thomas:After several days of rough weather and 90-130 pound tarpon, the waves died and Mikko Hautanen from Pirkkala, Finland, staying with Silver King Lodge and guide Captain Clifford (a fly fishing specialist) landed this estimated 210-pound Tarpon with a fly rod. The fight lasted 45 minutes but the behemoth never jumped, which is very odd for tarpon. Mikko was using a G-LOOMIS Cross Current #15wt 8,3″ rod, MAKO 9700B reel, Scientific Anglers BW Express 600gr line, 50-pound (16-inch) tippet, 30-pound YGK flurocarbon (12-inch) shock, a locally made (by Capt. Clifford) custom fly, about 18-centimeter yellow/red/orange with lots of flash on a Tiemco SP600 6/0 hook. With Silver King Lodge full, it’s nice to be out on a flat ocean with the big ones hitting. The fish’s measured girth was 116,5-centimeters and fork length 198-centimeters. Mikko said, “This fish was extremely fat all the way to the tail, so she was different shape than many other big ones we’ve caught this week.”The fishing went slack for a few days but went on fire again Thursday as Capt. Eddie Brown pre-fished, getting ready for the first leg of the Club Amateur Annual Tarpon Tournament. Brown reports that there are fish everywhere and they aren’t shy.Alberto Laurenchic will be defending his win from last year. Every year, the tournament draws 30 or more anglers to the two-and-a-half-day event. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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US image remains favorable across Latin America

first_img Facebook Comments Favorability of the USA in Latin America | Infographics Recent allegations that the United StatesNational Security Agency may have been spying on several Latin American countries has done little to improve the U.S.’s image abroad, but a new report from the Pew Research Global Attitudes Project shows that Uncle Sam has retained a favorable public image across the region.U.S. public image is especially strong in El Salvador (79 percent), Brazil (73 percent), Chile (68 percent) and Mexico (66 percent). Brazilians and Mexicans in particular saw a notable spike in their favorable view of the United States.Argentina remains the Latin American country with the lowest approval of the U.S., coming in at 41 percent. The report noted, however, that while a majority of Argentines surveyed did not have a favorable view of the superpower, the 41 percent is a large improvement over the 16 percent approval rating recorded in 2007.Costa Rica was not surveyed for this report.Young college-educated people in particular reported a favorable view of the U.S. In Argentina, for example, people aged 18-29 had a 49 percent favorable impression of the U.S. versus only 32 percent approval for people older than 50.Latin America is no longer the United States’ backyard, but the U.S. remains more influential than China in the region. All countries surveyed except Venezuela opined that the United States had a “great deal” or “fair” amount of influence over their country and their economy compared to China.While the U.S. may have more impact, respondents said that China’s influence was seen more positively than the United States. Venezuela, Argentina, Chile and Bolivia were among those that saw Chinese influence in a rosy light.During Chinese President Xi Jingping’s visit to Costa Rica in June, both countries’ leaders signed nearly $2 billion in trade and infrastructure projects, including the scuttled Moín refinery expansion project. Since Costa Rica switched its recognition to mainland China over Taiwan in 2007, the world’s second-largest economy has gifted the country a new $100 million stadium and $25 million towards the construction of a National Police academy.Popularity contests aside, most Latin Americans surveyed said that the U.S. was the more important country to have strong ties with.Research for the 2013 Spring Pew Global Attitudes Survey was based on telephone and face-to-face interviews under the supervision of the Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Click here for a full breakdown of method by country. center_img No related posts.last_img read more

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