Province Congratulates Nova Scotias Sustainable Leaders

first_imgFour green business leaders are making a name for themselves and Nova Scotia by being recognized for their sustainable business efforts. Raymond Cote, Marty Janowitz, Charles Cartmill and Thomas Rankin have been named to Delta Management’s Clean50 list of outstanding contributors to clean capitalism. Delta Management is an executive search firm with a focus on clean technology, corporate social responsibility and sustainability professionals. “These entrepreneurs, executives and financiers show all of us that we can protect the environment while creating jobs and economic success,” said Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris. “By investing in clean technology we are creating the good jobs that Nova Scotians deserve.” “I would like to congratulate these four remarkable individuals,” said Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau. “We are so proud of their accomplishments and their significant contribution to Nova Scotia’s clean technology sector, which is gaining both national and international recognition.” Mr. Cote has been called Canada’s father of industrial ecology for his 40 years of work as an activist, public servant and professor pursuing sustainability. Mr. Janowitz has worked with governments, corporations and communities to advance a variety of progressive initiatives. As vice-president of sustainability with Stantec, a global professional services organization, he leads by example for the company’s 11,000 colleagues. Mr. Cartmill is the founder and CEO of LED Roadway Lighting. He was recognized for creating energy efficient street lighting, and his activity with industry associations that advocate environmental and economic sustainability. Mr. Rankin works with the province as an investment manager at Innovacorp. He was selected for creating funding for clean technology investments, including the $25-million Nova Scotia Cleantech Fund and the ecoNova Scotia Fund for Clean Air and Climate Change. Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have each committed $15 million toward the creation of a new venture capital fund which will invest in companies from the clean technology, life sciences, information technology and other high-growth sectors throughout Atlantic Canada. For more information visit www.clean50.ca .last_img read more

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Lorde Announced as Special Guest for Day 1 of Canadas IHEARTRADIO BEACH

first_imgVANCOUVER, Aug. 11, 2017 /CNW/ – iHeartRadio Canada is turning up the heat on IHEARTRADIO BEACH BALL, announcing Lorde as a special guest for Day 1. iHeartRadio Canada’s first-ever two-day concert event takes place Sunday, Sept. 3 (Virgin Day) and Monday, Sept. 4 (QMFM Day) in Vancouver at the PNE Amphitheatre, during B.C.’s legendary The Fair at the PNE.Lorde rocketed to fame in 2013 at age 16, when her single “Royals” went seven-times platinum, making her the youngest solo artist and only New Zealander to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1987. Her full-length debut, Pure Heroine, went triple-platinum, winning her two Grammy® awards in 2013. Having been included in Forbes’ 30 under 30 list, and hailed as one of the most influential teenagers in the world by TIME, Lorde returns with her new single “Green Light“, from her second full-length album Melodrama.Lorde joins an already packed lineup for Virgin Day (Sept. 3), including Alessia Cara, Liam Payne, Scott Helman, Shawn Hook, The Strumbellas, and Virginia to Vegas. Performers confirmed for QMFM day (Sept. 4) are Blondie, Christian Hudson, Ruth B, Serena Ryder, and Train. Additional talent announcements will be made in the coming weeks. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement **Tickets for each day sold separately Tickets are available now at ticketleader.ca. In addition, listeners of iHeartRadio Canada stations across Vancouver, including Virgin Radio Vancouver and QMFM, are encouraged to stay tuned for promotional offers and ticket giveaways to IHEARTRADIO BEACH BALL. 2 p.m. Doors:  Advertisement IHEARTRADIO BEACH BALL is presented by Virgin Mobile. Advertisementcenter_img PNE Amphitheatre, 2901 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C. Ticket Prices:   Twitter Venue:  Login/Register With: Day 1: Tickets range from $69 – $119 Facebook Day 2: Tickets range from $69 – $119last_img read more

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TSX up modestly as Bombardier shares soar Wall Street hits new record

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index rose modestly in a largely broad-based advance Friday, as U.S. stocks soared to new record highs.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 35.21 points to 16,239.22, with the industrials sector among key advancers as Bombardier Inc. shares surged 15.31 per cent following news it won its trade dispute with Boeing Co.The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled in favour of the Canadian plane maker, voting that Boeing did not suffer harm from prospective imports of C Series commercial jets. The ruling means anti-dumping and countervailing duties totalling about 300 per cent imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce won’t be applied.Bombardier’s stock was up 47 cents to $3.54 at the closing of markets.South of the border, Wall Street roared back into positive territory amid comments by Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos, in which the U.S. president said his administration isn’t opposed to international co-operation.“I think the market really took a lot of positives away from that,” said JJ Kinahan, chief investment strategist for TD Ameritrade.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average climbed 223.92 points to 26,616.71. The S&P 500 index gained 33.62 points to 2,872.87 and the Nasdaq composite index advanced 94.61 points to 7,505.77.Comments Wednesday and Thursday from Trump as well as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross contributed to swings in stock prices and the U.S. dollar as investors tried to parse the remarks for indications of the U.S. administration’s stances on its currency and international trade.The greenback declined further against other currencies on Friday as the Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of 81.16 cents US, up 0.01 a U.S. cent.In commodities, the March crude contract gained 63 cents to US$66.14 per barrel and the March natural gas contract was up eight cents to US$3.18 per mmBTU.The February gold contract was down $10.80 to US$1,352.10 an ounce and the March copper contract gave back two cents to US$3.20 a pound.– With files from The Associated Press.Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)last_img read more

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Tentative deal reached for striking Toronto Pearson airport ground crew

TORONTO — Striking ground crew workers at Canada’s busiest airport have reached a tentative deal with their employer.Teamsters Canada and Swissport say the deal involving the workers at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport was struck on Tuesday, although details of the tentative agreement won’t be released until it has been ratified in the coming days.About 700 cabin cleaners, baggage handlers and other ground crew workers employed by Swissport at Pearson have been on strike since late July.Union spokesman Christopher Monette says the union is recommending its members accept the offer.The workers’ concerns included pay and benefits cuts, scheduling issues, and what their union called a lack of respect from Swissport managers.Swissport says it is looking forward to seeing its workers return to the job.The company services 30 airlines at the airport, including Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Air France, KLM and Lufthansa. Air Canada and WestJet are not serviced by the company. read more

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Speaker appoints PSC on CJ

Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Susil Premajayantha, Rajitha Senaratne, Dilan Perera, Wimal Weerawansa and Deputy Minister Neomal Perera have been appointed as the government representatives.Lakshman Kiriella, John Amaratunga, Vijitha Herath and R.Sampanthan have been appointed as the opposition party representatives. Parliament Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa today appointed a 11 member Parliament Select Committee (PSC) to to look at the impeachment motion on Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake.The committee will be headed by Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and includes members from the government and the opposition. read more

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Road closures necessary for investigations OPP

Road closures are in place for a reason.The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Haldimand County Detachment is reminding drivers to obey road closure signs, following recent events in Hagersville.Road closures are put in place to protect evidence, and to protect the first responders on the scene.On March 9 OPP along with Haldimand County Paramedic Services responded to a motor vehicle collision involving pedestrians on Main Street in Hagersville.A 13-year-old boy suffered was injured and his four-year-old sister suffered life threatening injuries. The four-year-old remains in hospital.OPP had closed Main Street between King Street and Parkview Road for several hours. Some motorists chose to disobey the road closure signs.“The road closure was necessary to ensure the safety of emergency personnel and preserve evidence to assist the investigators,” Haldimand County OPP Staff Sergeant Belinda Rose said in a media release. “The OPP is committed to conducting thorough and professional investigations, which in this case included looking at every detail of the collision and anything that may have been a contributing factor. This process takes time. We appreciate the public support and will continue working in partnership with our community.”Disobeying a road closure sign is an offence under The Highway Traffic Act and violators will be subjected to a $110 fine and three demerit points. read more

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CV Operator Show 2010 figures prove the point

The event was held at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham from 13-15 April 2010.  It’s official – the 2010 Commercial Vehicle Operator Show was a resounding success for visitors and exhibitors alike. “But don’t just take our word for it”, said Geoff Dunning, Chief Executive of Show Partner the Road Haulage Association.“Today we received the official audited figures that put the Show’s visitor number at an outstanding 9,452. “The Show Partners were never in any doubt that this Show would be a success and these figures just confirm it.  The bottom line is that although not on the same scale as the 2008 CV Show, we still managed, over the same three days, to attract one third of the visitors.  Considering the economic climate over the past 12 months, I’m sure I am not alone in feeling even more optimistic for the 2011 CV Show.” The Commercial Vehicle Operator Show is owned by the CV Show LLP, comprising the Road Haulage Association, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and IRTE Services Ltd, the trading company of the SOE (Society of Operations Engineers).  Crystal Communications managed the Show organisation, stand sales and marketing.  Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Micromine Pitram takes control at Independence Groups Nova operation

first_imgMicromine has signed a contract with Independence Group (IGO) to help drive productivity and cost efficiencies at the Nova nickel-copper-cobalt operation in the Fraser Range of Western Australia.As part of the agreement, Micromine will implement at Nova its fleet management and mine control software solution, Pitram.This implementation of Pitram, a mine control and management reporting system aimed at delivering mining production efficiencies, comes on the back of a resurgence in Western Australia’s nickel sector, which increased in value by 26% in 2017–18 to $2.6 billion, after several years of decline, Micromine said.Nova began commercial operation in July 2017 and produced 22,258 t of nickel, 9,545 t of copper and 740 t of cobalt at a payable cash cost of A$2.78/lb ($2.01/Ib) of nickel in the 2018 financial year. Production is expected to increase some 20% in FY19 to 27,000-30,000 t of nickel, 11,000-12,500 t of copper, and 850-950 t of cobalt.Micromine’s Pitram Operations Manager, Daren Hinchliffe, said Pitram would be used by operations personnel, to capture insights and data from mobile equipment and underground mining activities, in real time.“Using Pitram’s voice-based mine control system, underground operators can call in their activities, locations and status to mine control, and performance results can be monitored constantly, allowing for continuous improvement,” he said.Pitram’s automated technology allows shift supervisors to keep track of what is going on throughout the mine, while allowing constantly monitoring of results and performance, he added.“This will provide IGO with critical data as to how the mine is performing and, help identify bottlenecks, enabling the company to respond quickly to opportunities to implement process improvements,” he said.IGO’s Chief Operating Officer, Matt Dusci, believes this will drive significant value through productivity efficiencies and cost savings at Nova and, ultimately, serve as a platform for future integration with automation at the mine.Micromine’s roll-out of Pitram at Nova commenced in December and is expected to be completed in early 2019.last_img read more

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Wright Rashford needs to weigh his future at United

first_imgArsenal legend Ian Wright has called on Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford to make bold decisions about his future at the club.Rashford, 20, has experienced a stop-start career at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho but was recently named in Gareth Southgate’s latest squad.The pacy forward is wanted by other clubs and Wright admits a player who has made no secret of his desire to operate as a central striker needs to evaluate his options.The former England frontman told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I think that Rashford, especially when he burst onto the scene, we saw flashes of a striker that can go into the space and he can link up, and he can finish.“Now, what’s happened to him since he’s been at United on the left or the right, wherever they play him, he’s played everywhere apart from up front learning his trade.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“He’s got pace, he’s got skill, he’s got finishing ability. He’s been playing in roles that have taken the edge of those sides of his game.“Rashford’s got massive, massive, decisions to make in the next year, 18 months for me.“He’s either got to leave Manchester United and play and play in a position where he’s going to start to be that player we all thought he was going to be“When he burst onto the scene, scoring goals left, right and centre every competition he has played in or he’s going to have to stay there, whether it’s Mourinho or whoever it is, and maybe playing on the left, maybe playing on the right, maybe playing up front.”last_img read more

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A Thanksgiving Message from ASA President John Heisdorffer

first_imgHello Soy Family,Thanksgiving at our house is a time for great food, reflection and, of course, gratitude.While this year has provided many challenges for soy growers and rural America, I am still grateful to farm each and every day and I’m especially grateful for the tireless work from the soy industry and farmers across the country.I know harvest season has a lot of farmers wondering where their beans are going to go, and at what price. The entire soy family, from ASA to USB to USSEC, has been thinking about that too. Trade concerns remain top of mind, but we’re also working to update transportation and infrastructure, pass a farm bill to bring more certainty to growers and promote regulations that help growers farm.Farming is a tough job, there’s no doubt about it, but it’s a rewarding job and one that I’m proud and grateful to do.As you enjoy Thanksgiving with friends and family this year I hope you’ll make time to think about what you’re grateful for, and know that my family is thankful for you and this industry.Happy Thanksgiving,The Heisdorffer Familylast_img read more

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ElSissi tells AP Egypt is ready to back antiIslamic State fight

first_imgCAIRO — Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told The Associated Press on Saturday he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but called for a “comprehensive strategy” to tackle the roots of extremism across the region.In his first interview with a foreign media outlet since taking office in June, el-Sissi sought to present himself and Egypt as at the vanguard of confronting militancy, citing it as the reason for his ouster of Egypt’s first freely elected president more than a year ago — a move that brought international criticism and strained ties with top ally the United States. He told AP that Egyptians had realized the danger of “political Islam” and that if he had not acted, the Arab world’s most populous nation would have faced “civil war” and bloodshed now seen in Iraq and Syria.“I warned about the great danger a year ago,” he said. “But it was not clear (to others) until the events in Iraq and the Islamic State’s sweep” over much of that country.El-Sissi did not elaborate on what support Egypt might give to the U.S.-led coalition aimed at fighting the extremist group. When asked if Egypt might provide airspace access or logistical support for airstrikes, he said, “We are completely committed to giving support. We will do whatever is required.”last_img read more

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Sliding Gold Braces for More Jitters as Fed Meets

first_imgGold steadied on Monday but failed to make any recovery from three straight days of losses as stronger global economic data and higher equities curbed the metal’s safe-haven appeal.Asian equities rose, taking heart from upbeat earnings and U.S. economic data that eased global growth fears and sharpened risk appetite. The results of stress tests on European banks at the weekend were received calmly in the market.Gold’s outlook this week will depend on a Federal Reserve policy meeting, when the U.S. central bank is widely expected to end its bond-buying stimulus, OCBC Bank analyst Barnabas Gan said.The Fed’s two-day meeting, which begins on Tuesday, will also be watched for clues on whether any slowdown in Europe or elsewhere could affect the central bank’s monetary policy.”In addition, the ECB stress test which gave most of its 130 banks a clean bill of health may continue to dampen safe-haven demand in gold. All these, and accounting for the relatively stronger greenback for the past month, should continue to inject downside risk for bullion,” Gan said.Spot gold was steady at $1,230.86 an ounce at 0309 GMT but isn’t far from a one-week low of $1,226.17 reached last week.The metal’s losses come after global equities posted their biggest weekly percentage gain since July 2013 last week, while the U.S. dollar also strengthened.Data on Friday showed that new U.S. home sales rose to a six-year high and Britain’s economy expanded 0.7 percent in the third quarter, easing fears over a global slowdown. Strong corporate earnings also helped push equities higher.Bullion traders were also closely watching investors’ positions in gold funds. SPDR Gold Trust, the world’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, said its holdings fell 0.6 percent to 745.39 tonnes on Friday.Hedge funds and money managers increased their bullish futures and option bets in gold for a second straight week, as the price of the precious metal rallied in the week up to Oct. 21, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Friday.last_img read more

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Snap share price Be prepared for disappointment warns analyst

first_imgA stuffed ghost rests on a trader’s screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) after Snap Inc. listed their IPO in New York, U.S., March 2, 2017.ReutersSnap Inc. investors need to do a reality check instead of getting carried away by the euphoria generated after the shares of the company listed at a huge premium to the IPO price. Snap shares gained 44 percent on listing and closed at $24.5 on Thursday on the NYSE as against the issue price of $17. Snap, which owns photo-sharing mobile app Snapchat, had a bull run on Friday, gaining 10.66 percent to end at $27.09, translating into a cumulative gain of 59.35 percent and valuing Snap Inc. at almost $32 billion.On its first day itself, the company’s valuation soared to $28.4 billion at $24.5 per share. The company sold 200 million shares to investors to raise $3.4 billion in its successful initial public offering (IPO).But is the valuation justified and should investors be cautious? The answer seems yes. A Bloombergquint columnist warned that long-term investors are in for “disappointment,” citing profitability factor at the time of going public.Leonid Bershidsky said that out of 20 tech companies that went public in the US in the last decade, nine are trading below the issue (IPO) price. Out of these, six firms, such as Renren, Groupon and Lending Club, incurred losses in the year before they went public. “The first trading day is soon forgotten and investors start looking at financial reports, one at a time,” he wrote. It is pertinent here that Snap Inc. incurred a loss of $500 million on total revenues of $400 million in the calendar year 2016. It had about 100 million users. The losses widened from $382 million 2015, though revenues spiked from $59 million.Twitter, which went public in 2013 by selling 70 million shares at $26 per share, listed at $45 on November 7, 2013, a gain of 73 percent. However, the share has been on a freefall since then and closed at $15.75 on Friday. Traders gather on the floor for the IPO of Snap Inc. at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 2, 2017.Reuterslast_img read more

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UPDATE Fort Bend Driver With AntiTrump Message Released From Jail After Being

first_img Share Photo via Sheriff Troy Nehls’ Facebook page Fort Bend Sheriff Troy Nehls said on November 15th, 2017 that he was hoping to have a “meaningful dialogue” with the driver about the expletives and the confrontational tone of the message of the truck.The driver of a truck displaying an expletive filled message against President Donald Trump was arrested for an outstanding warrant from August, according to KHOU. She has since been released, and said the circumstances of her arrest are suspicious to her.“People abuse the badge, in my opinion, and money talks,” Fonseca told a gaggle of reporters, after her release from the county jail. “Money on that end, and people with money, on the other end.”“The arrest of Karen Fonseca was for an outstanding Felony Warrant arising out of an investigation conducted by the Rosenberg Police Department. The only connection between her arrest and her decision to drive around with an obscenity displayed on her vehicle was the fact that it lead us to her name which in turn revealed the existence of this Felony warrant. Once this connection was made, personnel did their job in a professional and appropriate manner by serving this Felony warrant,” said via email Caitilin Espinosa, PIO Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.Karen Fonseca said she’d been stopped by law officers, but that they had no grounds to issue a citation.“It’s not to cause hate or animosity,” the 46-year-old Fonseca told the Houston Chronicle. “It’s just our freedom of speech and we’re exercising it.”Fort Bend County Sheriff’s OfficeKaren Fonseca, 46, was arrested for an outstanding warrant, related to fraud.Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls on Wednesday posted a photo of the truck message on Facebook alongside a request to speak with the driver.A Texas sheriff is concerned a truck displaying an expletive-filled, anti-Trump message could lead to confrontations: https://t.co/B5IREOIAiw pic.twitter.com/1jeJ0mI1jF— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 16, 2017Nehls in his post said that a county prosecutor told him the message could warrant a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. But at a news conference later Wednesday, he seemed to back away from that idea. Nehls said he supports freedom of speech but worried that profane messages could incite others and lead to confrontations that would disturb the peace he’s pledged to keep. A spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office said Thursday that Nehls’ post was removed once the pickup driver was identified. “Due to the hate messages he has been receiving toward his wife and children, the sheriff will not be commenting on the matter further,” spokeswoman Caitilin Espinosa said by email. The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas posted on Facebook that Fonseca’s message is protected speech and urged her to reach out to the organization. The ACLU noted a 1971 U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned the conviction of a man for disturbing the peace for wearing a jacket with an expletive as part of an effort to protest the military draft and the Vietnam War. A woman who raised her middle finger in October to Trump’s motorcade as it passed her in Virginia was fired from a government contracting firm for violating the “code of conduct policy.” But the Texas case differs in that a government entity threatened punitive action for vulgar material directed at the president. Lynne Rambo, a law professor at Texas A&M University specializing in the First Amendment, said Thursday that the 1971 Supreme Court case made two points clear: the state’s attempt to regulate profanity or civil discourse is not a sufficient reason to justify restricting speech, and profane language directed at a specific person is different from vulgar content that’s broadly disseminated. “It’s state action to threaten as (Nehls) did and he really ought to know First Amendment law better than that,” Rambo said. Fonseca says the message has been on the rear window of the pickup for nearly a year and it’ll stay there for the time-being. “There’s no law against freedom of speech, nothing in the law book here in Texas,” she told KHOU-TV in Houston. “I’ve been stopped numerous times, but they can’t write me a ticket.”last_img read more

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A BSO Swingin Nutcracker a la Ellington featuring Step Afrika

first_imgJoin the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 9 through Dec. 11 for the premiere of Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker. Come see Step Afrika, a Washington based dance company. Call 410-783-8000 for the performance schedule and more information.last_img

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App of the Month The Prizmo Pocket Scanner

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. This story appears in the February 2011 issue of . Subscribe » January 25, 2011 It might be time to stop carrying around all those client business cards. Meet Prizmo ($9.99 at the iTunes App Store), the all-in-pocket scanner that turns data capture into a one-click process.Prizmo, the brainchild of Creaceed, a small Belgian software development company, allows just about any file or text-based image to be scanned via the onboard iPhone camera. Documents, business cards, receipts–even company whiteboards and presentations–can be captured digitally, and the data in that image is ingested into the software and then processed, edited or otherwise managed.What makes Prizmo unique in a crowded scanner app market is that with a bit of tinkering, users can control how data is imported into the system. Important business card info like names, addresses and e-mails can be automatically assigned to a given field, while less critical data like fax numbers can be edited out.”We released Prizmo for Mac in April 2009, and many people requested an iPhone version,” says Sandrine Loiseau, marketing and communications manager for Creaceed. “So we tried to develop something different from the other scanning apps available on the App Store.”Prizmo, for all its smarts, is still image recognition technology, which means it has some issues. Image quality can be unstable, so it takes practice to take pictures that Prizmo understands. Regardless, all document data will require at least some editing to be sure what Prizmo thinks is correct really is correct.Still, the app is a powerful, low-cost scanning option that moves your mobile office one step closer to paperless.  Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » 2 min readlast_img read more

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first_img August 6, 2008 – Nexsan, a provider of energy-efficient long-term storage, and GE Healthcare IT have formed a joint alliance to provide systems for capturing, processing, storing and archiving images in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.As part of the agreement, GE Healthcare IT has certified Nexsan’s green storage or energy efficient solutions with its Centricity PACS-IW imaging solution. The certified Nexsan products include the company’s SATA line of high-density storage solutions and Nexsan Assureon, a long-term archiving product.GE Healthcare IT is the latest addition to Nexsan’s global network of value-added resellers and OEM partners. The companies already share several customers, including Lenox Hill Radiology (New York, NY) and Metropolitan Diagnostic Imaging Group (Garden City, NY).Nexsan Assureon is a secure, intelligent archive storage solution that combines patent-pending security features with high availability, scalability and performance into a single, fully integrated disk-based storage solution. Assureon was designed from the ground up specifically to address the long-term storage and management of fixed content and compliance information, making it ideal for healthcare organizations that want to continually improve business practices and proactively comply with regulations being enforced by numerous agencies.Nexsan offers a complete line of long-term disk storage solutions that offer exceptional price/performance and superior energy efficiency. For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | August 05, 2008 GE Qualifies Nexsan’s Green Storage Products in Reseller Deal Related Content News | Archive Cloud Storage | December 20, 2018 IMS Announces Integration of Cloud Image Viewing Platform With Google Cloud International Medical Solutions (IMS) recently announced it will provide Google Cloud account users with the ability to… 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 | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | February 07, 2019 Connecticut, California Imaging Centers Deploy Ambra Cloud VNA Ambra Health announced that Naugatuck Valley Radiology and Insight Imaging are among the latest groups of leading… read more 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 | Radiology Business | March 07, 2019 Carestream Health To Sell its Healthcare IT Business To Philips Carestream Health has signed an agr read more center_img News | Enterprise Imaging | August 31, 2018 Greenville Health System Adopts Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging System Agfa HealthCare and Greenville Health System (GHS), South Carolina, announced the successful implementation of a… read more Technology | Archive Cloud Storage | November 19, 2018 Intelerad Launches Nuage Disaster Recovery Platform November 19, 2018 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced the launch of the nuage Disaster Recovery (DR) Platform. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | August 09, 2018 Visage Signs Mercy for Visage 7 Open Archive Visage Imaging Inc. announced that it has signed a seven-year contract with Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health… read more Carestream Health has signed an agreement to sell its healthcare information systems (HCIS) business to Philips Healthcare. This includes its radiology and cardiology PACS and reporting software. Image by geralt on Pixabay  News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | September 04, 2018 Novarad Highest Rated in Customer Satisfaction on Gartner Peer Insights VNA Category Novarad Healthcare Enterprise Imaging has taken the highest rated spot on Gartner’s Peer Insights technology review… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 30, 2018 Children’s Hospital Colorado to Manage Medical Images Via the Cloud With Nucleus.io Platform NucleusHealth and Children’s Hospital Colorado’s (Children’s Colorado) Center for Innovation have formed a strategic… read morelast_img read more

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Kidnapping by Mexican police caught on video

first_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements The police then watch and wait in front of the hotel while the men’s luggage and vehicle are stolen. Finally, the police truck carrying the victims follows the gunmen as they drive away in the own pickup and the stolen vehicle.In any case, the release of the dramatic images comes less than three weeks before national and state elections in which security is a major issue. Critics accuse President Felipe Calderon of setting off a bloodbath with his strategy against gangs, while his party’s presidential candidate, Josefina Vazquez, has suggested her opponents are ready to compromise with the cartels.Jalisco is governed by Calderon’s party. The man who was mayor of Lagos de Moreno when the video was shot is now a rival party’s candidate for the state legislature.Gonzalez said that so far, seven policemen and officials of the municipal police force of Lagos de Moreno have been detained pending charges. And state Attorney General Tomas Coronado said the four men in civilian clothing also have been detained separately in other cases. He declined to say what gang they might belong to.There are still mysteries surrounding the case, including whether the gunmen thought the victims were members of a rival drug cartel. The victims were from the northern state of Coahuila, where the hyperviolent Zetas cartel has been battling the Sinaloa cartel, allies of the local Jalisco New Generation gang. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths “One assumes that in some cities … the municipal police work for the drug cartels,” said Jorge Chabat an expert on security and drug trafficking at the Center for Economic Research and Teaching. “But what is different here is that there is a video. It’s not the same thing to imagine that this going on, and to see it.”While the kidnapping and murder occurred in January, and the faces of several officers were clearly seen on the videos, the officers were not detained until June 6, when soldiers and state police raided a local police station. And they still have not been formally charged with any crime.“It took time to obtain the video tapes, to do the investigation, and to get the arrest warrants,” said Jalisco state prosecutor’s spokesman Lino Gonzalez said Thursday. “We didn’t have the information.”Police are investigating whether the gunmen who order the police throughout the tape belong to the New Generation cartel based in western Jalisco state where the kidnapping occurred. The gang is aligned with powerful fugitive drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.The delayed arrests came less than three weeks before national elections in which security and corruption are major issues. The municipality, Lagos de Moreno, is run by Mayor Jose Brizuela, a politician for the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, who is running for state office in the July 1 national elections. The PRI looks poised to regain the presidency in a race where all parties are trading accusations of corruption and collusion with organized crime. “There are police officers who kill the mayors they are supposed to protect,” Chabat said. But this week’s video “is cause for despair,” he said. “It gives rise to the feeling that this is not going to be solved in the short term.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Parents, stop beating yourself up 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Sponsored Stories center_img Gonzalez said the victims, before checking into the hotel, had been briefly detained by police at the local jail for a minor infraction. They paid a fine and were released. But while in custody, “They said something indiscrete,” Gonzalez said. “Apparently they said something like `We’re from Coahuila, and we’re part of the mafia.’”It’s not unusual in Mexico for detainees to boast about their connections, hoping to press corrupt police to release them.This time, however, it backfired.“Apparently, somebody at the jail heard the comment, and reported it to the real criminals,” Gonzalez said.Coronado told local media the men had claimed to be Zetas.Gonzalez said it has never been proved the kidnapped men were gang members. They may have just been in Lagos de Moreno collecting the rent on a ranch, and they are being treated simply as victims.Chabat noted that corruption has reached so deep that in 2010 in the northern state of Nuevo Leon, seven local police officers in the town of Santiago were arrested on allegations they were working for the Zetas drug gang and that they kidnapped and killed the town’s Mayor, Edelmiro Cavazos, in retaliation for his attempts to cut corruption. Associated PressMEXICO CITY (AP) – There it was on video: Five heavily armed policemen barge into a hotel in western Mexico before dawn and march out with three handcuffed men in underwear.But police weren’t making an arrest. Prosecutors say they apparently were taking orders from criminals. Just hours after the three were seized, they were found asphyxiated and beaten to death.Mexicans have become inured to lurid tales of police collaboration with narcotics gangs during 5 1/2 years of a drug war that has cost more than 47,500 lives. But seldom can they actually see it occur, and the video broadcast on national television was a shocker. Top Stories Brizuela couldn’t be reached for comment Monday. The rival National Action Party, which has touted previous cases of local PRI government officials accused of corruption, had no immediate comment, said Guillermo Quiroga, spokesman for the PAN state party in Jalisco state.Local police corruption is rampant in local governments across political parties. Thousands of Mexico’s 460,000 officers, including entire forces at times, have been fired, detained or placed under investigation for allegedly aiding drug gangs. President Felipe Calderon’s plan to vet them has moved slowly, with only 8 percent passing background checks and tests as of the end of 2011.The Jan. 20 video released by prosecutors late Wednesday shows a police truck pulling up to the hotel in the city of Lagos de Moreno, quickly followed by a pickup carrying four armed men in civilian clothing. A city policeman carrying an assault rifle runs over to their truck and is given what appears to be a list. Then he and his fellow officers trot into the hotel and present the list at the reception desk, apparently asking what rooms the men are staying in.In the next segment of the video, the victims are trotted out of the hotel in their underwear with their hands cuffed behind their backs. One is being hustled along by a man in civilian dress, who stuffs him into a patrol car. The gunmen _ police are investigating whether they belong to the Jalisco New Generation drug gang _ appear to be calling the shots throughout, with the police officers serving as gofers. Comments   Share   Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family The vital role family plays in societylast_img
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first_imgSource = ETB News: P.T. “The solid performance was also supported by a stabilisation of emerging market weakness and renewed confidence in Europe and North America.” “Cost control, consolidation, joint ventures and product innovations are among the measures that are helping airlines achieve the efficiencies needed to secure their financial futures.” Middle East carriers had the strongest year-on-year traffic growth at 15.1 percent for August. Latin American airlines posted a rise of 9.8 percent, Asia Pacific 8.6 percent, African and European carriers both at 5.4 percent and North American airlines at 5.1 percent for international operations. Trading conditions remain difficult, owing to high oil prices and increased competition, however, demand growth indications may lead to an acceleration during the fourth quarter of the year. Total revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) rose 6.8 percent, while capacity increases lagged demand at 5.6 percent, compared to August 2012. Indian (+15.7 percent) and Chinese (+13.7 percent) carriers were the strongest performing countries in terms of domestic aviation year-over-year for August 2013. “In 2012 airlines made an average 1.1 percent net profit margin… that is expected to double to 2.2 percent in 2014,” Mr Tyler said. “August was a positive month for passenger travel… strong demand and capacity discipline saw load factors match the previous record high of 83.4 percent [in 2011],” IATA director general Tony Tyler said. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revealed positive global passenger traffic results for the month of August, citing strong demand and increased capacity.last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories – / 24 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Cardinals starting running back David Johnson did not play. Chris Johnson had six carries for 31 yards with a fumble that was recovered by guard Evan Boehm.There were 70,237 tickets distributed. The capacity for the new stadium is 71,000. It appeared at least one-third of the seats were empty.QUARTERBACK COMPARISONRyan, sharp in limited playing time in the first two preseason games for the Falcons (0-3), completed only 4 of 11 passes for 36 yards. Palmer completed 8 of 13 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown.Stanton, who beat out Blaine Gabbert to be Arizona’s backup, completed 4 of 6 passes for 53 yards and a touchdown. ATLANTA (AP) — John Brown made a strong statement his lingering quadriceps injury is no concern as he caught two touchdown passes to lead the Arizona Cardinals to a 24-14 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night.Brown showed off his speed when he caught a 28-yard scoring pass from Carson Palmer and a 21-yarder from Drew Stanton, each in the second quarter.The game was the first event held at the new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium. There are ongoing issues with the stadium’s complicated retractable roof, which is expected to remain closed indefinitely. There were no glitches in the stadium’s other bragging points, including a big halo video board. Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) moves as Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Duke Riley (42) makes the tackle during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Brown’s explosive showing confirmed his status as the Cardinals’ top downfield threat after he had been slowed by the injury. Last week, coach Bruce Arians said if Brown “can’t run long enough, we’ve got to replace him.”Brown’s ability to recover quickly from injuries is affected by his 2016 diagnosis with sickle cell trait. He also left camp this week for a funeral in Miami and rejoined the team Friday night in Atlanta.The Atlanta offense fell flat in the stadium unveiling. Matt Ryan’s pass on the Falcons’ first play was intercepted by Tyrann Mathieu.In the second quarter, Falcons backup Matt Schaub lost a fumble on his first snap when hit by linebacker Markus Golden. Chandler Jones recovered for Arizona (2-2), and one play later Brown made an over-the-shoulder grab for his 21-yard TD.Arizona rookie James Summers had a 5-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones made his preseason debut but did not have a catch. He has made a full recovery from offseason foot surgery and was targeted on a long pass from Ryan in the first quarter.Atlanta’s No. 3 quarterback Matt Simms threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to rookie Josh Magee late in the game.last_img read more

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