Freeland steps up diplomatic pressure on Venezuela warns of refugee crisis

first_imgTORONTO – Canada is concerned that the political and economic turmoil in Venezuela will spark a refugee crisis for the South American country and its neighbours, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Monday.Freeland said that she and Peru’s foreign minister would take that message to the United Nations in New York City on Monday, following her appearance at a business conference in Toronto.Canada and Peru co-chaired a meeting of ministers from the Lima Group of countries last week in Toronto. Freeland and Peru’s foreign minister Ricardo Luna were delegated to meet with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.Apart from Canada, the group’s 12 members are in Latin America.But Freeland said Monday that Venezuela and Canada are in the same geographic “neighbourhood” and that Canada has a role to play in supporting the country’s democratic institutions and respect for human rights.“I do think. . . this is a humanitarian crisis as well as a political one. We are seeing real preventable suffering of the people of Venezuela,” Freeland said at the Toronto Global Forum before heading to New York for the U.N. meeting.“And I think . . . there are mounting signs of a regional refugee crisis as well. Colombia and Brazil are facing a lot of pressure. So I think it is an area where Canada needs to be very engaged.”Venezuela — an oil-rich country that was led by outspoken socialist Hugo Chavez from 1999 to 2013 — has suffered an economic meltdown since his death.The dramatic drop in global oil prices since late 2014 and the devaluation of the country’s currency have fuelled triple-digit inflation that has resulted in shortages of food, medicine and other basic necessities.The government of President Nicolas Maduro, who succeeded Chavez, has also been accused of grabbing power by creating a new constitutional assembly that claims supreme authority over other arms of the government, including the opposition-controlled congress.In September, Freeland announced that Canada had imposed sanctions against 40 key figures in the Venezuelan regime, including Maduro, who she said had helped undermine the country’s stability.Freeland said Monday that support from allies would help pressure Venezuela further.“So I think it is an area where Canada needs to be very engaged. . . . We’d be delighted to see the EU joining us in applying pressure on the government of Venezuela,” Freeland said.Earlier in an on-stage interview by Frank McKenna, a former Liberal premier of New Brunswick and a former Canadian ambassador to the United States, Freeland acknowledged that the NAFTA trade talks have included some “troubling” proposals from the United States.Freeland specified two issues: the U.S. insistence of removing dispute-resolution measures contained in Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement as well as its proposal to review the trade pact every five years.But she said the Canada-U.S. relationship is “robust and very deep” — noting the two countries are partners in the NATO and NORAD military alliances and that Canada is a bigger market for the United States than China, Japan and the United Kingdom combined.Freeland also said that barriers to trade under World Trade Organization rules have been reduced since NAFTA was signed by the United States, Canada and Mexico.“We looked at the actual trade — not the just the agreement but the actual trade that is happening — we found that around 40 per cent of Canadian exporters to the United States don’t use the NAFTA preferences that are available to them,” Freeland said.That suggests the differences between WTO and NAFTA rules have decreased and that administrative red-tape involved is a bigger barrier to trade than preferential tariffs in the three-country agreement, she said.“It’s very technical. Things like electronic forms at the border, things like regulatory harmonization,” Freeland said.“It really matters to Canadian and U.S. businesses and in most chapters (of the agreement) we’re going gangbusters in a very positive way.”last_img read more

TSX lower after disappointing jobs report

The Toronto stock market was slightly lower amid disappointing jobs figures that showed the Canadian economy lost an unexpected 9,400 jobs in June.The S&P/TSX composite index dipped 10.59 points to 15,103.89, pushed down by energy and metals but countered by rising gold and materials stocks.The worse-than-expected jobs numbers also put pressure on the Canadian dollar, which fell 0.48 of a cent to 93.44 cents US.Statistics Canada reported that the economy had an unexpected loss of 9,400 jobs in June, with the unemployment rate rising one-tenth of a point to 7.1 per cent — the highest since last December. Full-time employment rose by 33,500, partly making up for the loss of 43,000 part-time jobs.Economists had expected another big month of job creation following May’s 25,800 gain, but June resumed what has become a year-long trend of weak demand for workers. Economists had forecasted that 24,000 jobs would’ve been created last month.With no U.S. economic data set for release, the Dow Jones industrials fell 31.44 points to 16,883.63, the Nasdaq lost 1.57 points to 4,394.63, while the S&P futures dipped 3.31 points to 1,961.37.World markets took a hit Thursday amid rising concerns over Europe’s financial stability Portugal’s Espirito Santo International, which own’s the country’s largest bank, reportedly missed a debt payment this week and was cited for accounting irregularities, echoing issues that sparked Europe’s debt crisis four years ago.On Friday, senior Portuguese officials dismissed the speculation that it is by saying it had a 2.1 billion-euro (US$2.8 billion) cash cushion which is enough to cover its exposure to other Espirito Santo group companies and keep it within regulatory requirements.In corporate news, Wells Fargo reported its second-quarter profit rose three per cent, bolstered by loan growth, higher deposit balances and improved credit quality. Revenue slipped, but still topped analysts’ estimates. The largest mortgage lender in the U.S. said net income after taking out dividends on preferred stock was $5.42 billion, or $1.01 per share, for the period ended June 30. A year ago it earned $5.27 billion, or 98 cents per share.Meanwhile, in commodities, the price of oil began to fall again on Friday, giving up most of the gains it had made the previous day in the first rally in two weeks.Oil prices shot up in the last month to a 10-month high of more than US$107 a barrel over concerns that strife in Iraq might disrupt supplies. However, they have since been easing back down as al-Qaida inspired militants’ gains in Iraq did not affect oil exporters. Also putting downward pressure on prices is the prospect of a sudden return of Libyan oil to the global market.On the commodity markets, the August crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange down 85 cents to US$102.08 a barrel.August bullion was down $1.30 to US$1,337.9 an ounce, while August copper was down a penny to US$3.25 a pound. read more

UN health body declares Europe polio free

The UN agency, which made the announcement in Copenhagen at the meeting of the European Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication (RCC), said it was an important public health event for the 870 million people in the 51 countries that make up the region. WHO’s regional director for Europe, Dr. Marc Danzon, described it as “a tremendous achievement in the global effort to eradicate polio.”The certification follows an unprecedented series of coordinated national immunization campaigns in which 60 million children under five years of age received two extra doses of vaccine each year from 1995 to 1998, according to WHO.There have been no reported cases of indigenous polio for three years in the countries that make up the region, although occasional cases of polio have occurred as a result of infected people travelling to Europe. Prior to the certification, a detailed examination by an independent panel of international public health experts was made. National health data was scrutinized and national health authorities made firm commitments to maintain immunization programmes and surveillance, as well as demonstrating their capacity to deal with occasional imported cases. Polio is a highly infectious disease that mainly strikes children under five years old. The polio virus, which usually enters the body through the mouth, invades the central nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. One in every 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis, and – of those paralysed – some 5 to 10 per cent die when their breathing muscles are immobilized. There is no cure, although the disease is preventable through the use of a vaccine. read more

Financial boycott sends Palestinian poverty numbers soaring finds UN report

More than 1 million Palestinians, or one in four inhabitants of the occupied territories, are now mired in deep poverty as living standards deteriorate dramatically following the economic boycott of the Palestinian Authority this year, according to a United Nations report released today. The report from the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) found that the number of people living in “deep poverty” – defined as an inability to meet basic human consumption needs – soared by 64 per cent during the first half of 2006. An average of 1,069,200 Palestinians now live in deep poverty, up from 650,800 in the second half of last year. Consumption has therefore slumped as well, with the purchase food down by 8 per cent and non-food products down by 13 per cent. UNRWA spokesman Matthias Burchard told a press conference in Geneva that the fiscal crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territories is having a disproportionately negative effect on refugees, who are less likely to find work and more dependent on public sector jobs. Describing the results as worrying, Mr. Burchard said the morality of the sanctions against the Palestinian Authority had to be questioned.After the victory of Hamas – which has said it is committed to Israel’s destruction – in Palestinian Legislative Council elections in January, Israel stopped handing over tax and customs revenues it collects on behalf of the Authority. Many international donors also suspended direct aid, calling on Hamas to commit to non-violence, recognize Israel, and accept previously signed agreements. The report also found that gross domestic product (GDP) in the Occupied Palestinian Territories fell by more than 10 per cent per capita in the first half of this year, with the only expansion occurring in the public sector, thanks to an expansion in hiring and a wage hike for workers in late 2005. read more

Pizza Hut Taco Bell owner Yums 3Q profit up 23 pct as

Pizza Hut, Taco Bell owner Yum’s 3Q profit up 23 pct as China unit recovers, US demand grows by News Staff Posted Oct 9, 2012 5:55 pm MDT LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The owner of the Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC chains, Yum Brands Inc., said Tuesday that its fiscal third-quarter net income rose by 23 per cent on a turnaround in its fast-growing China division and higher demand in the U.S.The Louisville, Kentucky, company raised its earnings guidance for the year. Shares rose nearly 4 per cent in after-market trading.Operating profit in China rose 22 per cent, when adjusted for currency fluctuations. Its costs for ingredients and workers didn’t rise as fast as it had in the second quarter, when operating profit dropped. The profit decline had been a rare event for Yum’s key China division.The company also upped its record pace of restaurant openings in China, opening 192 locations. It expects to open at least 750 stores this year, up from its prior forecast of at least 700 new restaurants.In the U.S., operating profit rose 13 per cent in the quarter. A new, upscale menu at Taco Bell created by celebrity chef Lorena Garcia helped lift revenue in restaurants open at least a year 7 per cent for the Mexican chain.The same figure, which is key for retailers because it excludes new and closing stores, rose 6 per cent at Pizza Hut and 4 per cent at KFC.Operating profit in Yum’s international division, which excludes China and India, rose 14 per cent when stripping out changes in currency values. Companies that do business overseas take a hit when the dollar increases against foreign currencies.Overall, Yum reported net income of $471 million, or $1 per share, in the three months ended Sept. 8, up from $383 million, or 80 cents per share, a year ago.Excluding one-time items, Yum’s earnings were 99 cents per share for the quarter. Revenue rose 9 per cent to $3.57 billion from $3.27 billion.Analysts polled by FactSet expected earnings of 97 cents per share on revenue of $3.66 billion.The company now expects profit of at least $3.24 per share, excluding special items, from its prior forecast of at least $3.22 per share. Analysts polled by FactSet predict profit of $3.27 per share.Shares rose $2.60, or 3.9 per cent, to $68.64 after earnings were released. In regular trading, shares closed down 90 cents at $66.04. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Thomson Reuters to cut 2000 jobs worldwide as it speeds up streamlining

Thomson Reuters (TSX:TRI) says it’s eliminating 2,000 positions, about four percent of its global workforce, around the world as it speeds up efforts to streamline and simplify its global information services organization. Thomson Reuters chair David Thomson prepares to speak at the company’s annual general meeting of shareholders, in Toronto in a May 14, 2010, file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 1, 2016 5:45 am MDT Last Updated Nov 1, 2016 at 8:06 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Thomson Reuters to cut 2,000 jobs worldwide as it speeds up streamlining TORONTO – Thomson Reuters (TSX:TRI) says it’s eliminating 2,000 positions around the world as it speeds up efforts to streamline and simplify its global information services organization.The layoffs represent close to four per cent of the company’s global workforce of about 52,000 employees, 1,200 of which are in Canada.The company, which has its principal executive office in New York City but retains a corporate headquarters in Toronto, says the reorganization will result in between US$200 million and US$250 million of accounting charges to be recorded in the fourth quarter.The advanced notice was included with the company’s third-quarter financial report, which showed Thomson Reuters had US$2.7 billion of revenue and net income of US$286 million or 36 cent cents per diluted share for the three-month period.The company’s statement provided little detail about its plans for an accelerated “transformation” program except that most of the charges will be taken in its core financial and risk services unit and a new enterprise, technology and operations group.But a spokesman for Thomson Reuters confirmed by email that 2,000 positions will be cut in 39 countries and 150 locations.The third quarter results — including discontinued operations and reported in U.S. currency — were little-changed from the third quarter of 2015, when revenue was $2.75 billion and net income was $293 million or 36 cents per share of diluted earnings.Earnings from continuing operations rose to $268 million or 34 cents per diluted share from $263 million or 32 cents per share.The company’s intellectual property and science business was sold for US$3.55 billion cash in a deal that closed on Oct. 3, providing about $3.2 billion in net proceeds that will be used to repay debt, buy back shares and invest in the business.Thomson Reuters announced on Oct. 7 that it planned to establish a new technology centre in Toronto, with hiring of an initial 400 jobs to begin in December. The company’s CEO and other senior executives will also relocate to the city.“Our core subscription businesses are moving in the right direction, our cost controls are working and we are increasingly confident in our execution capability,” Thomson Reuters CEO Jim Smith said in a statement. “That is why we are going to pick up the pace of our transformation efforts.”In the third quarter ended Sept. 30, revenue at Financial & Risk was flat at US$1.5 billion, while revenue from legal services fell to $835 million from $851 million and revenue from tax and accounting services increased to $323 million from $307 million.The segment that includes Reuters News had $73 million of revenue, down from $74 million in the third quarter of 2015.Thomson Reuters originated in Canada and owned a national chain of newspapers before it diversified and evolved into an information services provider to the financial, legal and other professional communities.It also owns Reuters — one of the world’s largest news organizations — which was acquired by Thomson Corp. in 2007. The Thomson family, through its private holdings, continues to be majority owner of the Globe and Mail but the publicly traded company Thomson Reuters no longer owns newspapers. read more

UN report highlights foreign direct investment into and out of emerging economies

The latest Global Investment Trends Monitor (GITM) shows that over the past decade, FDI going into BRICS has more than tripled, totaling $263 billion in 2012. This figure represents 20 per cent of world FDI flows, and is a significant increase considering it was only 6 per cent in 2000.Meanwhile, investment from BRICS into other countries has climbed from $7 billion in 2000 to $126 billion in 2012, rising from 1 per cent of world flows to 9 per cent, with China and Russia accounting for the majority of these investments.In particular, the report highlights that foreign investment from BRICS into Africa represented 25 per cent of Africa’s inflows last year, with most funds going to the manufacturing and services sectors.While labour costs in Africa may not differ significantly from those in the firms’ home economies, the duty-free, quota-free access of African countries and China’s zero-tariff measures for African least developed countries (LDCs) have generated manufacturing investment.Brazil, for example, has expanded its business in the new African ethanol industry in countries like Angola, Ghana and Mozambique; China is one of the top investing countries in LDCs such as Sudan and Zambia; an Indian company recently acquired an African mobile phone network; and Russian banks are expanding to countries such as Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria.The report notes that this growing relationship between BRICS and Africa is likely to be reinforced in the future due to the rapid economic growth and industrial upgrading currently taking place in BRICS countries. “The rise of FDI in manufacturing, which has positive consequences for job creation and industrial growth, is becoming an important facet of South–South economic cooperation,” it says.However, the main share of BRICS’ outward investment is still in developed economies, with 34 per cent of their stocks going to the European Union. The report notes that these investments are in large part driven by ‘market-seeking motives’ as well as mergers and acquisitions across borders.The report, produced by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), was released ahead of the 5th BRICS Summit which starts tomorrow in Durban, South Africa, and whose theme is “BRICS and Africa: Partnership for development, integration, and industrialization.” read more

Orange the World campaign kicks off efforts to end violence against women

“Violence against women and girls remains one of the most serious – and the most tolerated – human rights violations,” said UN Under- Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, in a press release.“It is both a cause and a consequence of gender inequality and discrimination. Its continued presence is one of the clearest markers of societies out of balance and we are determined to change that,” she continued. The call to action is part of the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, led by UN Women. The colour orange, which has come to symbolize a bright and optimistic future free from violence against women and girls, will help unify the large-scale social mobilization. It will be carried out during the civil society-driven 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which run from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until 10 December, Human Rights Day. This year’s ‘Orange the World” initiative will focus on the theme of preventing violence against women and girls, in the specific context of the adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, which includes targets on ending violence against women and girls.UN Women announced that coinciding with the 16 days of Activism, Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka will undertake visits to three continents highlighting the urgent need for efforts to address the pandemic of violence at all levels – from global to the local – as well as across all sections of society, during high-profile events in Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Spain and Turkey. Meanwhile, the official commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in New York will also see the launch of a landmark “UN Framework to Underpin Action to Prevent Violence against Women,” jointly developed by a number of UN entities.“The focus must now be on prevention, and although there is no single solution to such a complex problem, there is growing evidence of the range of actions that can stop violence before it happens. This comprehensive approach forms the core of the new framework developed by UN Women and our partner agencies,” Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka explained. According to UN Women, there has been some progress over the last few decades; today 125 countries have laws against sexual harassment and 119 against domestic violence, but only 52 countries on marital rape. The agency warned that despite efforts, violence against women and girls continues in every country, with women being beaten in their homes, harassed on the streets and bullied on the Internet. UN Women stressed that preventing and ending violence means tackling its root cause, gender inequality. To this end, the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include a goal dedicated to gender equality—Goal 5—which aims to end all forms of discrimination against women and girls. It recognizes violence against women as an obstacle to fully achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and provides comprehensive indicators on what should be done to address that goal. read more

Ohio State wrestling freshman Kyle Snyder sets sights on championships

Freshman Kyle Snyder defeated a top-10 opponent against Minnesota, earning the USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week award.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerKyle Snyder is in his first season in the collegiate ranks, but he already has his sights set on the top.“Any time I have a chance to wrestle somebody who has the goal of being a national champion, it’s good for me and it allows me to prove that this is my year to win it,” the Ohio State freshman said.Snyder was named the USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week on Tuesday after defeating the sixth-ranked 197 pounder and two-time All-American Scott Schiller of Minnesota, 3-1.“It was a surprise. The award wasn’t something I was looking to receive, but being able to beat a quality opponent and to be recognized for it is something to be excited about,” Snyder said.The Woodbine, Md., native was unbeaten in his first three seasons at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School and was named the ASICS High School Wrestler of the Year as a junior. He posted a 179-0 career record before deciding to amp up his training and spend his time among professionals. Snyder said he has carried that work ethic all season at OSU and isn’t looking to slow down now that the championship season is taking over.“We’re still wrestling pretty hard every day, a lot of live minutes and a lot of hard sparring,” Snyder said. “We are doing shorter, but more intense live sessions and everything is geared up to making sure you feel like a superhero when you step out on the mat in March.”Snyder (22-2) spent his final year of high school away from home to work on his craft as a resident-athlete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., something his high school coach Skylar Saar thinks worked well for him.“I think Kyle is having a great season so far and he is adjusting well back to folkstyle wrestling after spending his senior year wrestling freestyle,” Saar said in an email. “Kyle has defeated some top-ranked opponents and doesn’t seem to be too affected by the … rigors of college wrestling.“He has been wrestling with adults for the past year so he is used to the physicality. I think he has a very good chance to win both the Big 10’s and NCAA’s. I know he believes he will and I know he has the skill and mental toughness to do so.”With the Olympics being the ultimate goal, Snyder has already built quite the resume. In 2013, Snyder won a Junior World Title for the U.S. in freestyle and also brought home a bronze medal at the Junior Worlds in 2014.Saar said he has always seen Kyle as a standout wrestler and isn’t surprised with his success at the college level.“I have known Kyle since he was in elementary school and he was a very special talent even at a young age,” Saar said. “He was a leader from the day he stepped in our room so it did not surprise me that he was voted a team captain at Ohio State as a true freshman.”His leadership has reflected its way into the OSU wrestling room, and teammate and three-time National Champion Logan Stieber said Snyder has what it takes to be great.“He gets better every week, you can see him learning and improving on what he needs to every day,” Stieber said. “I always say he is the most mature person on the team.”Snyder is ranked third in the country at 197 pounds and is the only freshman to be recognized in the top 19.As the Big Ten Championships draw near (March 7-8), Snyder is the No. 1 seed with eight other conference opponents behind him ranked in the top 16 in the country. Snyder said there is no doubt that having the tournament at OSU will help.“Being at home is definitely going to help me. Competing at St. John Arena versus somewhere else and being able to sleep in your own bed and cutting weight in your normal routine and having the fans we have and your family here helps how you feel and how you go out and compete,” Snyder said.As for the opponents themselves, Snyder said he is eager to get on the mat with the best in country.“I’m super excited about how many ranked guys are in the Big Ten,” he said. “I knew when I committed to Ohio State that I wanted to wrestle the best guys and the Big Ten tournament is sort of like a mini-NCAA tournament.”Snyder leads the Buckeyes with 12 major decisions and is tied for the second-most wins (22). Because of his spot in the lineup, Snyder has had chances to clinch dual-meet victories for the team by earning the final needed points, and coach Tom Ryan said he hasn’t been disappointed.“We are happy for him and he is well deserving, but we have almost come to expect it with him,” Ryan said. “He’s focused on the big picture in this sport, his thinking is more, ‘I love this,’ and his thinking is so much higher than individual awards. It’s like running over a pebble in your car, you don’t even know you hit it.”Snyder and the No. 3 Buckeyes will travel to Edinboro, Pa., to face No. 15 Edinboro on Sunday at 1 p.m. for the first round of the National Duals. read more

Torrie Wilson announced as third inductee into Class of 2019 WWE Hall

first_img WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next WWE has confirmed a third inductee for this year’s Hall of Fame.Torrie Wilson was officially confirmed as the latest inductee for the upcoming Class of 2019 ceremony taking place during WrestleMania 35 weekend this April.Wilson, a former WCW star, signed with WWE in 2001 after WCW went out of business.Excerpt from WWE’s write up about Wilson’s career is below:Wilson joined WWE when the company purchased WCW in spring 2001. Her athleticism and penchant for entertainment made her a great fit for WWE during one of the sports-entertainment industry’s biggest eras. Wilson’s partnership with her friend (and sometimes rival) Stacy Keibler made her a key figure in WCW’s invasion of WWE. Once that invasion was fought off, Wilson became a pivotal member of the WWE Women’s division, engaging in memorable rivalries with the likes of Keibler, Sable and Melina. She even fought for her family’s honor against the nefarious Dawn Marie.Wilson later joined forces with Candice Michelle and Victoria to sow chaos on Monday Night Raw, even bringing her pet dog Chloe into the fray while battling Superstars, such as Trish Stratus and Mickie James. Injuries forced Wilson out of the ring in 2008, but she soon found a new passion: helping others get in shape through ventures like her business, Torrie Wilson Fit.This year’s Hall of Fame ceremony will be held on Saturday (April 6) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, with NXT TakeOver: New York taking place the day before.D-Generation X (Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Billy Gunn, “Road Dogg” Jesse James, X-Pac and Chyna) and The Honky Tonk Man were announced as inductees in the previous weeks.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipPeople Want Chyna Inducted Into The WWE Hall of FameVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions People Want Chyna Inducted Into The WWE Hall of Famecenter_img Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Roman Reigns is in Remission Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Now Playing Up Next Twitter Now Playing Up Next Facebook Pinterest Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte last_img read more

Kings daughter Fight no matter who is in White House

first_imgATLANTA — As civil rights leaders and activists gather at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader’s daughter is encouraging Americans to fight for his vision of love and justice “no matter who is in the White House.” Bernice King addressed more than 2,000 people gathered at her father’s Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta four days before President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. She spoke hours before her brother, Martin Luther King III, is scheduled to meet with the president-elect at Trump Tower in New York.While Bernice King did not offer a detailed critique of Trump, who remains unpopular among black Americans, she said the nation still has a choice between “chaos and community,” the same dichotomy her father wrote and preached about.“At the end of the day, the Donald Trumps come and go,” Bernice King said. But, she added “we still have to find a way to create” what her father called “the beloved community.”Trump won fewer than 1 out of 10 votes from black Americans in November, and the president-elect’s continued struggle to connect with the black community was on full display Monday beyond Bernice King’s remarks.last_img read more

Authorities have recovered body found in Columbia Slough

first_imgPortland — A body found in the Columbia Slough on Saturday has been recovered, officials said.Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office River Patrol Unit personnel recovered the body of a deceased adult male from the river near N. Denver Ave.Authorities responded to a report that a boater had seen a body in the water around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The body has not yet been identified.A death investigation is being conducted by Sheriff’s Office detectives. The body will be turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office.An agency official said detectives have not indicated foul play.last_img

UBM Sells European Business Press to TechInsights VP

first_imgUnited Business Media’s TechInsights has agreed to sell Brussels-based European Business Press SA to TechInsights vice president Andre Rousselot, who becomes president of EBP.  Under the agreement, EBP will publish EE Times Europe under license from UBM, as well as Microwave Engineering Europe and related Web sites eet.eu and mwee.com.  The print, online and live event products of the ESC franchise will continue to be run by TechInsights.  “This new organization will allow EBP to concentrate on its core competence of English language pan-European business-to-business publishing in the electronics market and be more flexible in addressing the needs of its European readers,” Rousselot said in a statement.last_img

Heroin Overdose Victims Cell Phone Leads to Arrest Plea of Baltimore Drug

first_imgA Baltimore man pleaded guilty on Dec. 9 to the distribution of heroin after police located him through the cell phone of another man who overdosed on drugs he provided.According to U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod Rosenstein, Lamar V. Kaintuck, 28, was arrested May 16 after police traced his identity and whereabouts by use of a cell phone of one of his customers.The investigation began on Sept. 26, 2015, when Calvert County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene of a fatal heroin overdose. Using cell phone records, police determined that the victim had communicated with a man named “Chris” and obtained drugs from him just prior to his death. A confidential source then linked the phone for “Chris” to Kaintuck and also identified him in a photo array, Rosenstein said.Following his arrest, investigators found Kaintuck’s phone matched that of “Chris” and contained evidence of multiple other drug-related transactions.  Kaintuck admitted to having provided drugs to the Calvert County victim just before his death.Under the plea agreement, Kaintuck and prosecutors will recommend that he be sentenced to between five and 12 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. According to Rosenstein’s office, however, the sentencing judge is not required to follow this recommendation. Kaintuck’s sentencing has been scheduled for March 21 before U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar.last_img read more

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Why Ricky Martins Livin La Vida Loca might not have come out

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Ricky Martin on getting ‘excited’ doing bed scene with male model in Versace showGus Kenworthy and boyf’s cheeky ‘lost connections’ ad to Ricky Martin and hubby is a must-readI wish my kids were gay, says Ricky MartinRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/why-ricky-martins-livin-la-vida-loca-might-not-have-come-out-if-not-for-madonna/ Ricky Martin has revealed that his signature song Livin’ La Vida Loca might not have been released if it wasn’t for Madonna. ‘It was a very beautiful moment. I will always go back to it.’Material Girl singer Madonna turned 60 last week.Yesterday, she was criticised by music fans for making a ‘self-indulgent‘ tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV VMAs.Meanwhile She Bangs singer Ricky hit TV screens this year in the series The Assassination of Gianni Versace.The show was nominated for seven Emmys earlier this year.These pics of Ricky Martin, his fiance and sons at home in Beverly Hills are too cute GAYSTARNEWS- Ricky Martin and Madonna | Photos: Wiki/Girl Gone Wild The pair were recording the song Be Careful together, when Madonna expressed enthusiasm for Ricky’s future Billboard Hot 100 hit.Speaking about his first English-speaking record, which was being rush-released after his Grammys performance, he said: ‘This album was almost going to be released without ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca.’He furthermore continued: ‘[But] three days before I walked into the studio with Madonna, we were done with “Livin’ La Vida Loca.”‘‘So I showed her what I was presenting — and she was like, ‘Yep! I’m ready to go into the studio with you!’‘I will always go back to it’The star was speaking to the Hollywood Reporter when he made the comments. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. October 19, 2009 – Unscreened women accounted for 75 percent of breast cancer deaths in an analysis of data on 6,997 invasive breast cancers diagnosed in 1990-1999 and followed through 2007, according to a study presented at the at the ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium. In the study, Death from breast cancer occurs predominantly in women not participating in 2009 Breast Cancer Symposium (Abstract No: 24), researchers aimed to find how screening impacts death from breast cancer and to clarify results from a previous report, in which 75 percent of breast cancer deaths occurred in the small proportion of unscreened women. Although only 21 percent of Massachusetts women older than age 40 years were not in mammographic screening programs, The study looked at 6,997 invasive breast cancer diagnoses that occurred in a large hospital consortium between 1990 and 1999. Among all subsequent deaths through 2007, breast cancer deaths in Massachusetts women were documented by actual review of hospital and out-patient records. Regular screening was defined as two or more screening mammograms at intervals of two years or less in asymptomatic women. 1995 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) mammography rates in Massachusetts were obtained.Results showed that 345 breast cancer deaths (74.8 percent) occurred in women not regularly screened. The 1995 BRFSS determined that 79.3 percent of Massachusetts women over 40 had mammography within the previous two years. Therefore, 75 percent of breast cancer deaths occurred in the 20 percent of women not regularly screened, while 25 percent of deaths occurred in the 80 percent regularly screened.The authors of the study concluded that the most effective method of avoiding death from breast cancer is for women to participate in regular screening mammography.Author(s):B. Cady, M. Webb, M. Webb, J. Michaelson, B. l. Smith; Cambridge Hospital, Brookline, MA; Harvard College, Cambridge, MA; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MAStudy: Death from breast cancer occurs predominantly in women not participating in mammographic screeningFor more information: www.asco.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 Therapixel Appoints Matthieu Leclerc-Chalvet as CEO Artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer screening specialist Therapixel announced the appointment of Matthieu… read more center_img Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more News | October 18, 2009 Unscreened Women Constituted 75 Percent of Breast Cancer Deaths News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more last_img read more

Siemens Healthineers Adds 1000 Imaging Courses to PEPconnect Online Learning Platform

first_img Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  January 26, 2017 — Siemens Healthineers has announced the expansion of its online learning platform PEPconnect (Personalized Education Plan) to include approximately 1,000 new learning modules for medical imaging customers. Effective immediately, physicians and medical technology assistants can use PEPconnect to access training courses on Siemens Healthineers systems for imaging and minimally invasive therapy in seven different languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Korean and Japanese.A personalized education and performance experience for the healthcare professional, PEPconnect and its forerunner platform, PEP, were initially designed to offer training and professional development primarily in the area of laboratory diagnostics, with the company providing a separate set of learning tools for U.S. imaging customers via its now-shuttered Siemens Learning Center (SLC). In an effort to create a single streamlined virtual education experience for all healthcare customers globally, Siemens Healthineers has migrated the SLC imaging modules and their 50,000 users to PEPconnect, bringing the total number of learning modules on the PEPconnect platform to 7,000 – and the total number of PEPconnect users to 150,000.Additionally, Siemens Healthineers is offering former SLC users access to new social media features as well as compatibility with mobile devices. With optimized technology and increased search capabilities, PEPconnect allows customers to access education and real-time performance support virtually anytime, anywhere and on any device, including PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Also, customers can construct a personalized learning experience and share learning with others — whenever and wherever needed.For more information: www.usa.healthcare.siemens.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Related Content Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more center_img Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more News | Radiology Imaging | January 26, 2017 Siemens Healthineers Adds 1,000 Imaging Courses to PEPconnect Online Learning Platform Expanded platform provides customers with virtual anywhere/anytime access to education and real-time performance support materials via any device Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Will Existing Home Sales Shake Back from November Slump

first_imgExisting home sales suffered a major blow in November of 2015, falling an unheard of percentage month-over-month, which some economists felt was just a temporary fallback for a huge comeback.Auction.com’s Residential Real Estate Nowcast predicts that existing home sales for the month of December will fall between seasonally adjusted annual rates of 4.8 and 5.11 million annual sales, with a targeted number of 4.95 million.This will be a 4.1 percent increase from November’s disappointing performance. January 5, 2016 771 Views Will Existing Home Sales Shake Back from November Slump? Share The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported in December that existing-home sales dropped off in November to an annual rate of about 4.76 million, the slowest pace in 19 months.One of the major drivers of November’s dropoff in the pace of existing-home sales is likely the implementation of the “Know Before You Owe” mortgage rule, commonly known as the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule, which went into effect on October 3.NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said the longer closing times may be delaying transactions until the following month, making the slowdown in existing-home sales for November temporary.“It’s possible the longer timeframes pushed a latter portion of would-be November transactions into December,” says Yun. “As long as closing timeframes don’t rise even further, it’s likely more sales will register to this month’s total, and November’s large dip will be more of an outlier.”Auction.com noted that this decline was an unexpected blow in relation to their last estimate of a more moderate drop for November in the range of 5.2 to 5.54 million units.Auction.com Chief Economist Peter Muoio provided fair warning that the drop in existing home sales should not be taken out of context, noting that a healthy job market, wage gains, improved consumer confidence, and–at least through the end of 2015–low interest rates are still prevalent and typically lead to home sales.“One potential cause for the November drop-off is the introduction of the CFPB’s ‘Know Before You Owe’ mortgage initiative, which could have created processing delays and pushed closings out a month or two. If this is the case, we could end up seeing home sales bounce back from the November low by early 2016,” Muoio explained.However, Auction.com points out that other factors such as low inventory and affordability concerns are contributing to the slowdown in home sales and could cause problems moving forward in 2016.“Inventory of homes for sale continues to be extraordinarily low, since a very large number of homeowners are in negative or near-negative equity positions,” said Rick Sharga, Auction.com EVP. “What could pose more of an issue in 2016 is the combination of potentially higher interest rates and rising home prices making homes less affordable for potential buyers.”Auction.com’s report also showed that home prices continue to rise after four consecutive month-over-month decreases from the peak in the summer season. The Nowcast predicts that existing home sale prices will fall between $212,156 and $234,488 in the month of December with a targeted price of $223,322. This will be a 7.3 percent year-over-year increase.Last month, the NAR reported a 6.3 percent year-over-year increase in median existing home prices in November to $220,300. This number was well within the range of $214,057 and $236,589 that Auction.com predicted last month. in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News, Origination Auction.com Existing Home Prices Existing-Home Sales 2016-01-05 Staff Writerlast_img read more

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