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first_imgGreen shoots are visible in the Sino-India trade relation as an impact of the US-China trade war, notwithstanding global trade which is embroiled in disarray. In other words, a third force became a key role-player to cool off Sino-India trade relation, even though a long parley was bilaterally made before. Disgruntled by the big trade balance and alleging China for dumping goods, trade relation is now seen with a volte-face of China, surging imports from India and restricting exports to India. Also Read – A special kind of bondIn 2018-19, India’s exports to China made a great leap vis-à-vis abating imports. Its exports to China zoomed by 25.6 per cent, while imports declined by 7.9 per cent. China emerged as the third biggest export destination for India, after the US and UAE. Given this paradigm shift, a bulk of trade deficit between the two countries was lowered. Trade deficit plunged to US$ 53 billion in 2018-19 from US$ 63 billion in 2017-18. The trigger in exports was due to petroleum and agriculture and allied products. Both these account for one-third of India’s exports to Also Read – Insider threat managementChina. Exports of these two product groups increased by 89.8 per cent and 92.6 per cent respectively in 2018-19. Among the agricultural products, the notable increases in exports were raw cotton (278.7 per cent), marine products (345.4 per cent) and spices (42.9 per cent). With China retaliating against the US’s high tariff trade war, the scope for India’s exports to China enhanced. For example, opportunities galore for big export of raw cotton after China bent towards India to compensate for the loss of imports from the US. China imposed 25 per cent tariff on imports of cotton from the US as retaliation. Of the 5 billion bales of cotton imported yearly by China, 40 per cent are imported from the US. China does not impose any customs duty on cotton imports from India. Similarly, in the run-up to enhance soybean imports from India as a countermeasure, China dropped import duty on soybean from India. With China imposing 25 per cent tariff on imports from the US, large scope emerged for India to export soybean to China. China is the world’s biggest buyer of soybean and the US has been the biggest supplier to China. Annually, China imports $39-40 billion worth of soybean from the world. Of these, more than one third is imported from the US ($13 billion in 2017). On the import front, the U-turn was mainly due to a decline in imports of electronic goods. This product group is the main component of India’s imports from China. They account for nearly one-third of India’s import from China. Imports of electronic goods from China dropped by 29.4 per cent in 2018-19, dragged mainly by fall in imports of telecommunication equipment. It declined by 52.5 per cent in 2018-19. Thanks to Chinese investment in telecommunication in India, it resonated a negative impact on imports from China. Currently, six big Chinese companies are producing mobile phones in India. According to a survey report, Chinese mobile phones, manufactured in India, made a great leap with a 51 per cent market share in India.Chinese brands like Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Huawei, One Plus outplaced Indian brands like Micromax, Lava, and Karbon. Trade war generated a new synergy of the economic relationship between the two countries, reducing the political rivalry. Both India and China now oscillate in the hope for warming the relation in trade and investment. Till the trade war broke, India was eager to improve the relation with China, with an aim to dwarf the burgeoning trade deficit. But, China was reticent. After the trade war, China bent towards India and vies for India’s heart for improving economic ties. “A new day has dawned for the two countries, which were once at odds”, according to Global Times–the Chinese official media. Till the Modi-led BJP government came into power, trust deficit owing to security concern played a key role. After Modi led BJP government was installed, China has been on investment binge. Chinese investment has become a driving force for start-ups, digitisation besides electronic manufacturing. With the trade war making a major turnaround in India-China relation, hopes are raised on China being the next lead foreign investor in India. Given the manufacturing in China becoming costlier after the tariff hike by the US, investors in China will dislocate their productions bases in India and other countries. According to Standard Chartered Bank, India and China will be the two major wings for global growth. By 2030, China and India will be the second and third-biggest economies, next to the US, while outsmarting Japan and Germany. China is seen not as a foe, but rather an opportunity after the trade war broke. Trust deficit began to dilute and bonhomie between the two leaders rose. Both have vowed to make a relook to their economic relation and endeavour for a joint partnership for growth, instead of a brickbat. Needless to say, Modi was never averse to China. He visited China four times as Chief Minister of Gujarat when security concern was at the peak. His priority was to seek Chinese investment. Parallelly, China exhorted India’s potential as an important destination for investment. “India has a wealth of experiences in utilizing international capital. There is no doubt it has become more attractive to foreign investors”, according to Zjao Gancheng, Director of Centre for Asia Pacific Studies at Shanghai Institute of International Studies. As of the end of 2017, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce recorded Chinese investment in India of more than US$ 8 billion. Start-ups, infrastructure and electronics manufacturing have become the key areas for Chinese investment. Chinese investment synchronises Make in India initiative. Digitisation, Start-up are the key targets of Make in India. India has a robust IT industry, that operates at cheaper costs in India than in China. By investing in these areas, China is in a unique position to give a challenging shape to Make in India.IPA (The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Thai cosmetics company pulls advertisement with slogan You just need to beThai cosmetics company pulls advertisement with slogan You just need to be

Thai cosmetics company pulls advertisement with slogan: ‘You just need to be white to win’ An online advertisement by Thai cosmetics company Seoul Secret showing Thai actress Cris Horwang, right, is displayed on a computer screen in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. The company has pulled a video in which the Thai movie star wears blackface and promotes a skin-whitener with the slogan: “You just need to be white to win.” Seoul Secret issued a “heartfelt apology,” saying in a statement it had had no intention to convey racist messages. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) by Jocelyn Gecker, The Associated Press Posted Jan 8, 2016 4:55 am MDT Last Updated Jan 8, 2016 at 9:21 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BANGKOK – A Thai cosmetics company quickly pulled a video in which an actress wears blackface and promotes a skin-whitener with the slogan: “You just need to be white to win.” The retraction did little, however, to stem a debate the ad ignited about the regularity of racist advertisements in the Southeast Asian country.The online ad for the new product called “Snowz” featured porcelain-skinned Thai movie star Cris Horwang talking about being an aging actress in a competitive industry.“If I stopped looking after myself, everything that I have worked for — all the investment I have made to keep myself white — would disappear,” says the 35-year-old actress. “New stars would replace me, I would fade away.”As she speaks, a smiling, younger woman enters the picture and Cris’ own image darkens to charcoal black.A male voice says, “You just need to be white to win.”A tirade of criticism erupted after the video was launched online Thursday. Online commentators labeled the ad as racist and ignorant, while some heaped criticism on the actress for accepting the job. Others called it a strategic way to attract wide attention and boost sales.“Ewwwwwww,” was the reaction of 28-year-old Jutamas Tritaruyanon, one of many to post their disapproval on Facebook.“This ad is so obviously racist and another attempt to brainwash Thai women,” Jutamas, a Bangkok-based office worker, told AP. “They’re saying that being dark is ugly. It’s a narrow-minded and disgusting attitude.”The Thai cosmetics company Seoul Secret issued a “heartfelt apology” in a statement Friday saying it had pulled the video clip and related advertisements.“Our company did not have any intention to convey discriminatory or racist messages,” the statement posted on its Facebook page said. “What we intended to convey was that self-improvement in terms of personality, appearance, skills and professionalism is crucial.”The ad is hardly the first to use racial stereotypes in Thailand, where beauty is often characterized as fair and delicate. Darker skin is often associated with rural lower-class Thais, and the country has an enormous industry in skin-whitening products and cosmetic clinics to help customers emulate the porcelain complexions of the Bangkok elite.TV commercials for skin-whitening products regularly promote the idea that white is beautiful.In 2013, the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise in Thailand used a female model in blackface makeup to promote a chocolate doughnut. The company’s CEO in Thailand initially dismissed complaints about racism, but the U.S. parent company quickly apologized and pulled the ad.An herbal Thai toothpaste says its dark-colored product “is black, but it’s good.” A longtime Thai brand of household mops and dustpans called “Black Man” uses a logo with a smiling black man in a tuxedo and bow tie.___Associated Press writers Nattasuda Anusonadisai and Jason Corben contributed to this report. read more

Brockhosted research panel to share vision of Life in 2030Brockhosted research panel to share vision of Life in 2030

In the Ontario vineyard of 2030, we’ll sip wines that were once the domain of far-away, exotic locations. Big business will set environmental and social policies. And consumers will choose how their energy is generated.These are some of the visions of the future that Ontarians can hear about at Life in 2030: Discuss the Future With Those Who are Creating It, a free public forum on April 16 where the audience can interact with visionary researchers from three Ontario universities.The free event is part of Research Matters, a province-wide series of panel discussions where a range of leading Canadian experts examine how research affects our lives, now and in the future.Hosted by Brock University in collaboration with Western University and University of Windsor, it takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Trius Winery, 1249 Niagara Stone Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake.Debbie Inglis, Director of Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), will share the stage with Western University’s Timal Bansal and Rupp Carriveau from the University of Windsor, who brings perspectives of their research in corporate social responsibility and in energy delivery.The panelists will explore possible future trends as they look through the crystal ball of their current research. After their formal presentations, audience members are encouraged to ask questions and discuss emerging challenges and opportunities.The event will also be live tweeted (@Ontario Research), and those following online can participate in the discussion using the hashtag #Life2030.“The impact of university research extends well beyond our classrooms and laboratories,” says Gary Libben, Vice-President Research, Brock University.“Research is a dynamic partnership among researchers, communities and the world. The sharing of ideas and information generates innovative solutions and creates tremendous possibilities beyond the confines of any one institution.”The event is moderated by John Storm, host of Cogeco’s Taking Niagara by Storm. Speakers are the researchers:* Tima Bansal, professor, Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability; “The lines between business, society, and government will blur”* Rupp Carriveau, associate professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Windsor; “Consumers will choose how their energy is generated”* Debbie Inglis, director, Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI), Brock University; “Climate change will move Ontario wineries toward great new styles and flavours of wine”“I see things becoming a lot more distributed,” says University of Windsor engineer Rupp Carriveau. “The traditional, centralized power distribution that we’re all used to will slowly change to a point where it’s recognizably common, in 2030, to see new communities sprouting up with their own micro-grids.”The Research Matters series is a collaboration among Ontario’s 21 universities to find new ways to tell stories about how research is changing the way Ontarians live, work and play. Earlier Research Matters events have played to full houses in Kitchener-Waterloo, Sudbury and Oshawa. The next event in the series takes place in Toronto on May 9.Through the Research Matters campaign, Brock is working with other Ontario universities share the ideas and issues emerging from their leading-edge laboratories and classrooms, and to highlight the ways this work affects everyday life, now and in the future. read more

Maria Sharapova Dominates Sara Errani to win French OpenMaria Sharapova Dominates Sara Errani to win French Open

Sharapova tops Errani to win French Open, completes career Grand SlamAs they gazed at each other across the net before their French Open final, 24 cms in height separated Maria Sharapova from Sara Errani – when the action began it was a country mile as the Russian won the title and completed the career grand slam.The statuesque Sharapova is tennis royalty and her 6-3 6-2 win on Saturday over the 21st seed, who is diminutive in stature and in status, was less a contest and more a coronation.It was all over in a flash: 89 minutes, five breaks of serve followed by a victory speech in four different languages.Congratulations Maria Sharapova!

Adrian Peterson Finally Reinstated to NFL But He DoesAdrian Peterson Finally Reinstated to NFL But He Does

Now that Adrian Peterson is back in the NFL fold—finally—the questions are: What took so long and where will he play next season?The game’s most explosive running back had been suspended since November 4 because of a misdemeanor reckless injury charge resulting from an incident where he created bruises on the body of his young son.The reinstatement goes into effect on Friday, which means it took five months to get Peterson’s case finally resolved. Which is a long time. Consider that Ray Rice’s case—caught on tape when he knocked out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City hotel elevator—was resolved fast enough for him to be reinstated and signed by an NFL team, although no club picked him up.Peterson had to be relieved when commissioner Roger Goodell sent the Minnesota Viking a letter advising him of his reinstatement, ending the controversy and finally allowing him to resume his luminous career.Goodell reminded Peterson in the letter that will have to fulfill all the obligations of his plea deal with authorities, including participating in counseling, and that any other violations of the personal conduct policy by Peterson would result in additional discipline, including possible suspension without pay or banishment from the NFL.Peterson met with Goodell earlier this month regarding his reinstatement, the first time they had spoken since the child abuse case arose last September. Peterson told ESPN on Feb. 19 that he had been following the NFL’s requirements for reinstatement, adding he had met with Dr. April Kuchuk—the New York University psychiatry instructor Goodell had assigned to Peterson’s case—to set up a counseling and treatment plan.The Vikings acknowledged they received word from Goodell’s office that Peterson was reinstated and “We look forward to Adrian re-joining the Vikings” the team said in a statement.It does not appear Peterson wants any parts of the Vikings, however. The team starts offseason workouts on Monday and hold their first mandatory minicamp in June. No one can say for sure if Peterson will show up for any of the team’s offseason program.He told ESPN in February he believed the team had not shown sufficient support for him in the wake of his indictment in September and called the decision to put him on the exempt list an “ambush.”Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, Peterson wants out and has visited with teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, according to reports. The Vikings have said repeatedly they want Peterson back and have no plan to trade him. Peterson’s contract calls for a $12.75 million salary this season and doesn’t expire for another three years.It’s understandable that the Vikings would want to keep Peterson. He’s the best in the business. But when he needed support, the team abandoned him, taking advice from some “Olivia Pope” type to distance themselves from the beleaguered star. So now that the case is over, that Peterson has endured and is eligible to play, the team wants its prized commodity.Peterson said he is not falling for the okey-doke. He’d like a trade, but certainly cannot force one. Saying he wants out should be enough for Minnesota to unload him for something of value to truly put this saga behind, as with Peterson around, it will be a distraction all season.But if the Vikings truly are intent on keeping Peterson, they have to make him feel their commitment to him, kiss his proverbial ring, so to speak.Peterson deserved the drama he had to endure. Now he deserves a team that will apologize for abandoning him and give him the support any player needs. Whether that’s the Vikings or not is in question. read more

Regular violent assaults lead staff to strike at Oberstown youth detention facilityRegular violent assaults lead staff to strike at Oberstown youth detention facility

first_img Thursday 1 Dec 2016, 6:17 PM By Garreth MacNamee Share23 Tweet Email ‘Regular violent assaults’ lead staff to strike at Oberstown youth detention facility IMPACT trade union claimed staff at the facility were not given proper protective gear when dealing with violent detainees. This would be uncontroversial in any other working environment, let alone one with a long history, and continuing reality, of violent incidents and assaults on workers.The most recent official figures supplied by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs found over 100 violent incidents in Oberstown in 2015, almost half of which were classed as ‘critical’.Critical assaults and injuries necessitated a total of 3,005 employee sick days, involving 65 staff members.Read: Hostages rescued after standoff with gunman in Florida >Read: Cork students attending classes in ‘freezing’ GAA dressing rooms after school fire STAFF AT THE Oberstown youth detention facility are to strike in the New Year after they balloted for industrial action earlier this week.IMPACT trade union, which represents social care workers, night supervising officers and unit managers at the Dublin facility, voted to implement the action in early 2017, citing concerns for their safety.The action must be sanctioned by IMPACT’s executive council and it is understood this will happen in the New Year. The union has to give management at least one week’s notice before commencing industrial action.Pat Bergin, director at the Oberstown campus, said he will engage with the Workplace Relations Commission to bring about a successful resolution to the industrial dispute.Addressing staff fears, Bergin said a number of external reviews are underway at the campus including an operational review, health and safety review and a security review.‘Dangerous situations’However, IMPACT assistant general secretary Tom Hoare said management was failing to meet its health and safety obligations.He said his members were forced to strike “as a result of management’s refusal to make personal protective clothing available in dangerous situations, where there was a high risk of assaults on staff”.Hoare said: “Oberstown management is in denial about the level of risk to its staff. We are simply seeking the provision of adequate personal protective clothing and equipment for use when care staff encounter violence and the threat of violence. Image: Eamonn Farrellcenter_img 30 Comments 7,799 Views Dec 1st 2016, 6:17 PM Short URL Image: Eamonn Farrell Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Thaïlande les autorités confisquent des animaux à des ONGThaïlande les autorités confisquent des animaux à des ONG

first_imgThaïlande : les autorités confisquent des animaux à des ONGDepuis le 13 février, des agents du Département des Parcs Naturels thaïlandais ont effectué plusieurs raids dans les centres de deux ONG pour confisquer des dizaines d’animaux. Une opération justifiée par des accusations de “détention illégale d’animaux sauvages” et de “maltraitance animale”.  C’est un véritable cri d’alerte que lancent aujourd’hui deux ONG de protection des animaux, la Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand (WFFT) et l’Elephant Nature Park (ENP). Tout a commencé en janvier dernier lorsque Edwin Wiek, président de la WFFT a adressé une lettre à un journal thaïlandais dans laquelle il accuse les responsables du pays d’être trop laxistes dans la lutte contre le braconnage des éléphants. Plus sérieux encore, il y suggère même que certains agents corrompus participeraient au trafic en aidant les braconniers. Selon lui, la moitié des éléphanteaux qui se trouvent dans les parcs à touristes auraient en fait été capturés dans la nature. Comme l’explique The Scavenger, Edwin Wiek évoque dans son courrier le massacre récent d’au moins six éléphants dans les parcs nationaux de Kaeng Krachan et Kuiburi. Alors que des officiels ont déclaré que les animaux avaient probablement été abattus pour leur viande, le président de l’ONG suggère qu’ils ont plutôt été tués afin de récupérer leurs petits et de les envoyer dans des camps de touristes. Une centaine d’animaux saisis Révélées, les accusations d’Edwin Wiek ont fait grand bruit et la réponse des autorités ne s’est pas fait attendre. Le 13 février, des représentants du Département des Parcs Naturels thaïlandais accompagnés par les forces de l’ordre ont investi le WFFT et ont exigé de se voir présenter immédiatement les licences de détention d’espèce protégée. Motif officiel : une dénonciation anonyme de maltraitance animale et de détention illégale d’espèces protégées. Le WFFT a pour vocation de récupérer les animaux sauvages détenus illégalement par leurs propriétaires ou victimes de mauvais traitements. S’il est possible, les animaux sont alors réintroduits dans les parcs, mais certains ne sont pas aptes à retourner à la vie sauvage et sont donc gardés au centre dans des enclos adaptés à chaque espèce.En février, le centre comptait ainsi plus de 400 pensionnaires et au vu du temps imparti (deux heures), il a été impossible pour les responsables du WFFT de délivrer toutes les preuves demandées. Les raids quotidiens ont alors commencé dans cette ONG puis dans une autre, l’Elephant Nature Park (ENP) dont le fondateur s’était également exprimé sur le trafic d’éléphants. Depuis cette date, des agents armés se rendent régulièrement dans les centres pour leur confisquer des animaux. Selon les informations communiquées par la WFFT sur Facebook (lien non disponible), pas moins de 103 animaux auraient été saisis parmi lesquels des macaques, des ours, des gibbons, des civettes mais aussi des oiseaux. Des opérations qui se sont révélées violentes et au cours desquelles les agents du DNP ont enfermé les animaux dans des cages  pour les conduire vers les Wildlife Rescue Center du DPN.  Or, la situation dans les centres du DPN est loin d’être reluisante : on peut y voir une loutre dans un enclos bétonné sans eau, des animaux sous-alimentés, un gibbon dans une cage minuscule, le tout s’abreuvant d’une eau croupie, et dont l’état de santé ne laisse pas d’espoir à une réintroduction dans la nature. Pour autant, “le DPN continue de prétendre qu’il fait simplement son travail, faire respecter la loi et protéger la vie sauvage en Thaïlande”, explique le WFFT qui a adressé de nombreuses lettres au département restées sans réponse. Aujourd’hui, seuls quatre animaux ont pu réintégrer leur enclos mais les responsables du WFFT gardent espoir.Une pétition pour rendre les animaux aux ONG À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Pour Antoinette van de Water, fondatrice du groupe Bring The Elephant Home (BTEH) qui travaille à protéger les éléphants de Thaïlande depuis une dizaine d’années, il n’y pas de doute que ces saisies visent à intimider les ONG suite à leur prise de position sur le braconnage des éléphants. “Je pense que le DNP a fait ça pour intimider les ONG et sauver la face”, a t-elle expliqué citée par The Scavenger (lien non disponible). Elle a d’ailleurs elle-même connu ce genre de pressions par le passé. “J’ai reçu quelques avertissements sérieux. Je ne m’effraie pas facilement, mais ceci m’a mise mal à l’aise en Thaïlande. Même des organisations avec qui j’avais l’habitude de travailler ne sont pas intervenues pour me défendre. Tout est une question de position politique, et ceci est plus important que le bien-être des animaux, j’ai compris”, a t-elle témoigné. Rapidement alertés, les médias du monde entier ont relayé l’évènement créant une vague de protestations sur internet. Une pétition a ainsi été créé pour demander l’arrêt des saisies et le retour immédiat des animaux. A ce jour, elle comptabilise 57.099 signatures mais en recueille des centaines par jour dans le but d’atteindre les 70.000 soutiens. Le 16 mars 2012 à 14:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

SPOILERS 816 WWE Main Event taping results from Austin Texas Kane BaronSPOILERS 816 WWE Main Event taping results from Austin Texas Kane Baron

first_img Kt Tunstall Twitter Google+ WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions WhatsApp Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Has John Cena Left WrestleMania? Chef Dean Sheremet: Thanksgiving Cooking Times Now Playing Up Next Baron Corbin advances to the Finals of the King of the Ring tournament this Sunday Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Now Playing Up Next Bobby Lashley Officially Replaces John Cena at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia Josh Videos Articles Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ diescenter_img 2 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Next The following was taped on Tuesday from Austin.WWE Main Event taping results for August 16, 2016:* Demon Kane won a squash match.* Baron Corbin def. RhynoSource: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipChef Dean Sheremet: Thanksgiving Cooking TimesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 2:20/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 16.81%0:01Remaining Time -2:19 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 Pinterest Now Playing Up Next August 19, 2016 at 4:08 pm Kane on Main Event? Since when did he ever appeared there? FordOLoads Kane the forgotten monster. Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR August 18, 2016 at 2:10 pm Facebooklast_img read more

7s Belkys Nerey attends tree lighting ceremony at Shops of Merrick Park7s Belkys Nerey attends tree lighting ceremony at Shops of Merrick Park

first_imgCORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – Shoppers gathered around for the tree lighting ceremony at the Shops of Merrick Park.Santa Claus and 7’s Belkys Nerey made an appearance for the ceremony to kick off the holiday season.Families who have already begun holiday shopping stopped to take in the lights.Tons of kids — who no doubt have been good all year — also gathered for the Christmas tradition.They also were able to tell Santa what they wanted this year.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Bearded Seal Named By Shaktoolik Students At ASLCBearded Seal Named By Shaktoolik Students At ASLC

first_imgAfter being treated by ASLC’s Wildlife Response Team, Saktuliq’s condition has greatly improved. She has more than doubled her weight since arriving at the Center in April from 23 kg to 68 kg. Saktuliq is now visible in the Center’s I.Sea.U critical care unit. In a release from ASLC, before the seal could be transported south, school children in the village took it upon themselves to ensure the seal wasn’t harassed by people and pets. In honor of the community of Shaktoolik, ASLC requested that the students name the seal. Since this is one of the few bearded seal pups in ASLC’s history, a special formula was created for her with the vet staff taking elements from walrus, harbor seal, and fish gruel formulas. Chloë Rossman Communications Coordinator for ASLC: “Upon arrival to the Center, ASLC staff noted the pup was extremely underweight. Adding weight onto a young bearded seal is no simple task. In the wild, bearded seal pups gain three times their weight within a few weeks of birth, indicating mother’s milk has a high fat content.” Elementary bilingual teacher, Ethel Fuller: “Saktuliq means ‘scattered things. Our village is one of the oldest villages in Alaska and quite historical. Naming this seal Saktuliq will help honor our home and community.”center_img The students agreed she should be called ‘Saktuliq,’ the Inupiaq spelling of Shaktoolik. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A bearded seal pup that arrived at the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) on April 13 after being found stranded on the shore of Shaktoolik now has a name. Rossman: “The last time we actually responded to a bearded seal was in 2002. They are pretty rare for us to get just because were they are located is so far north. They are an ice seal, and are ice dependent.”last_img read more

IAB ANA 4As Team Up On Digital MetricsIAB ANA 4As Team Up On Digital Metrics

first_imgThree advertising trade groups–the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the 4A’s (American Association of Advertising Agencies)–have teamed up to develop a series of digital metrics and cross-platform measurement solutions. The initiative, which is called “Making Measurement Make Sense” and which was announced at the IAB Leadership Meeting yesterday, has three primary objectives: define standard metrics and measurement systems that are transparent and consistent to simplify the planning, buying, and evaluating of digital media; drive industry consensus around the solutions; and establish a measurement governance model.”As more consumers have migrated to digital media, marketers have sought to follow them by deploying interactive campaigns,” said Sherrill Mane, senior vice president of industry services at IAB. “The ‘Making Measurement Make Sense’ campaign gives the industry the opportunity to understand how to follow and connect with consumers targeted by these campaigns, and how to measure both within digital and across media platforms.”last_img read more

Volvo Car Accident Advisor will offer a postcrash checklist to keep thingsVolvo Car Accident Advisor will offer a postcrash checklist to keep things

first_img Volvo 0 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country first drive: Small changes make a big impact More about 2019 Volvo V60 Enlarge ImageYour brain is probably running a mile a minute after an accident, and forgetting to document the crash could end up coming back to bite you. Volvo The minutes following a car crash can be confusing and frustrating, and trying to remember every wise step to take in that time might not be the easiest task. That’s why Volvo created Volvo Car Accident Advisor.Volvo on Tuesday unveiled its Car Accident Advisor system. In addition to getting owners in contact with emergency services (something Volvo’s been doing for years), the automaker will also supply a checklist and guided documentation to make sure drivers don’t forget any of the important post-crash steps, like taking pictures of the accident scene.In addition to reminding people to take pictures, Volvo Car Accident Advisor’s web-based service will let them contact their insurance agent digitally and look for nearby repair shops. The hope is that, in addition to making sure all the T’s are crossed, this system will speed up the claims process and get owners back on the road sooner.”For years, Volvo Cars has been immediately communicating with drivers and passengers as soon as a crash sensor is activated in the car to accelerate the emergency response process,” said Scott Doering, Volvo’s vice president of customer care in the US, in a statement. “Now with Volvo Car Accident Advisor, the application can guide drivers on what to do next after the driver has confirmed to Volvo Customer Care that they are safe and without injury.”Best of all, a car doesn’t have to be a certain model year to take advantage of this service. Vehicles starting with the 2015.5 model year will be able to access the system through the in-car SOS button, but older cars can take advantage of it by calling Volvo Car Customer Care. Volvo mentions that owners should only use this system “in the event of a non-injury producing accident,” because if there are injuries, there are more important things to worry about than some silly dent. No matter the age of the car, Volvo Car Accident Advisor is free. More From Roadshow Tags Review • 2019 Volvo V60 review: A well-rounded all-rounder Meet Roadshow’s long-term 2019 Volvo XC40 50 Photos 2019 Volvo S60 review: More competitive than ever Share your voice Post a comment Auto Tech Car Industry Preview • 2019 Volvo V60: The best kind of cookie cutter 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered first drive: Almost Super Trouper Volvolast_img read more

KTRs birthday celebratedKTRs birthday celebrated

first_imgHabsiguda: TRS working president K T Rama Rao’s birthday was celebrated on a grand note at MLA camp office here on Wednesday. MLA Bethi Subhash Reddy and corporator Bethi Swapna Reddy cut cake. Bethi Subhash Reddy lauded KTR for his services to the party. He wished KTR reaches greater heights in his political career. Vanampalli Gopala Reddy, Garika Sudhakar, Nandikanti Shiva, Krishna Reddy, S Ravi and many other activists took part in the celebrations.last_img

4 hurt as BAF helicopter makes emergency landing4 hurt as BAF helicopter makes emergency landing

first_imgMoulvibazarA helicopter of Bangladesh Air Force ‘M16’ made an emergency landing inside the camp of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Sreemangal of Moulvibazar on Wednesday morning, reports UNB.Four people, including the pilot and foreign passengers, were injured during the emergency landing and they were being treated at Sreemangal Health Complex, said its residential medical officer Md Mohsin.Contacted, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) assistant director Rezaul Karim said the helicopter of Bangladesh Air Force ‘M16’ made the emergency landing near BAF helipad inside the BGB camp in Sreemangal around 10:45 am.”All four on board the helicopter are safe,” he added.last_img

Road accidents kill 17 in 20 hrsRoad accidents kill 17 in 20 hrs

first_imgRoad Accident logoAt least 17 people were killed and dozens injured in eight districts in less than 20 hours between Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.According to the experts, overspending, reckless driving and rampant plying of illegal transport on the roads mainly caused the accidents.As per Prothom Alo investigations, 3755 people have been killed in the last 407 days. It means on an average 10 people were killed a day during the time. Some organisations who work for road safety in the country said road crashes claim at least 20 lives a day.Bangladesh University of Science and Technology’s (BUET) Accident Research Institute (ARI) observed that speeding and reckless driving were behind the 90 per cent of the road accidents.“Reluctance to implement traffic laws is also behind the accidents,” an ARI researcher added.The biggest accident of the day took place in Muksudpurupazila of Gopalganjon Saturday night, claiming eight lives and injuring 29.Asked about the accident, ARI’s assistant professor Kazi Saifun Newaz on Sunday told Prothom Alo that the reckless driving and speeding caused the accident.“It was caused by lack of implementation of the law and overall mismanagement.”The deceased are Asim Majhi, 32, from Jhalakathi, Hasan, 25, from Barguna, NazirGazi, 36, from Amtoli in Barisal, WasimMajhi, 40, BazlurRahman, 35, HasanMridha, 36, Zahurul Islam, 29, and Dwipon Biswas, 30.Fire Service assistant director ABM Momtaz Uddin Ahmed said the passengers of the bus told him that the driver was drowsy.In Magura, two young bikers – Nur Islam, 22, and Ibrahim, 22 – were killed as their bike crashed into a power tiller-run local vehicle in Mohammadpurupazila of the district.In Faridpur, a bus crushed Md Hasan Sheikh, 33, and Kurban Biswas, 32 on Dhaka-Khulna Highway in Madhukhali.In Jhalakathi, a Class IX student, Yasin Hossain, 14, who was driving a diesel-run three wheeler, died after a wheel of his vehicle became detached Razapur upazila. In Chandpur, another school student was crushed under a microbus while crossing Chandpur-Comilla highway in Shahrasti Upazila of the district.The deceased is Meher Alam, 15, son of Nur Alam in Balshid village of the upazila. In Chapainawabganj, a woman was killed as she was fell off a motorbike in Sadarupazila.In Chittagong, a man was killed as a CNG-run auto-rickshaw hit him in Banshkhaliupazila. The deceased is Md Nurunnabi, 45, a resident of the upazila.A power tiller killed rickshaw-puller Mohammad Solaiman, 50, on Kashipur-Peyarapur road in Sonaimuri upazila of Noakhali.last_img read more

Texas State Lawmaker Arrested For Drunk Driving After Striking Stopped CarTexas State Lawmaker Arrested For Drunk Driving After Striking Stopped Car

first_imgBrownsville Police DepartmentState representative Rene Oliveira was arrested over the weekend on drunk driving charges.Police in South Texas say a state lawmaker has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after his vehicle struck a car stopped at a traffic light.Brownsville police say Democratic state Rep. Rene Oliveira was released Saturday from the Cameron County jail after being arrested the night before at his home.Police said in a statement to The Brownsville Herald that a motorist reported that her vehicle was struck by a Cadillac. The driver of the Cadillac gave her a business card and told her “he would take care of everything.” The card belonged to Oliveira.Officers went to his home and, after finding a damaged Cadillac, placed him in custody.Oliveira issued a statement apologizing for his actions and said he’ll accept any consequences. Sharelast_img read more

Great Gatsby The Video GameGreat Gatsby The Video Game

first_imgThe dreams of millions of high school students came true this week, with the release of what may well be the first-ever video adaptation of a work of F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby game is a Flash title that allows the player to assume the role of Nick Carraway, off in search of the titular character.The game is a pretty faithful homage to 8-bit NES games–and, most shockingly of all, is pretty damn fun. A couple of screens, after the jump.last_img

Which Wii U games should you get A breakdown of the bestWhich Wii U games should you get A breakdown of the best

first_imgThe Wii U is hitting store shelves in a month, and next to it will be a fairly hefty lineup of launch games. Out of the big list Nintendo released a few months ago, 23 will actually be available when the console releases on November 18th, (the rest are planned for a “launch window” that extends through March 31, 2013) which means that early adopters will have a lot to choose from. So if you’re soon going to be standing in line clutching a pre-order ticket, or anxiously awaiting a delivery truck, here’s what you should know about the Wii U launch titles.Major Wii U-only gamesNintendo LandNew Super Mario Bros. UZombiU 1 2 The Wii U’s launch lineup includes a solid base of well-known multiplatform titles. Because you have the option of buying these games on other systems, you need to take care in choosing between them. Some of the titles on the launch list have been out for months, and their Xbox 360, PS3, or PC versions can be found cheaper than the $60 you’ll pay for a WiiU copy.Pricing isn’t a problem for Scribblenauts Unlimited (also coming to 3DS and Steam) and Disney Epic Mickey 2 (also coming to Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, 3DS, and PC), since both of those games are releasing on other platforms the same day the Wii U hits shelves. So if you’re looking forward to playing either one, you might as well get it on your WiiU. Of the two, however, Scribblenauts Unlimited’s text-entry and object-editing will benefit more from the Gamepad. Disney Epic Mickey 2 seems to be using the second screen mainly for viewing area maps.Next page: Multiplatform megahits, casual games, and morecenter_img If you’re getting a Wii U on day one, you probably want some unique games that will put the touchpad controller through its paces. Nintendo Land is this console’s Wii Sports — a first-party minigame collection that’s a proof-of-concept for the system. If you’re getting the $350 Deluxe version of the console, you’ll get Nintendo Land as part of the deal. If you’re only buying the $300 Basic model, you’ll have to pay $60 to buy Nintendo Land separately — which means you’ll actually be spending more than if you just bought the Deluxe.After two consoles without a Mario game at launch, Nintendo has finally realized the value of putting their best-known character up front. New Super Mario Bros. U will no doubt be a highly polished first-party title, and there’s something glorious about seeing those classic characters jumping around in HD. The new co-op boost mode, which lets one player place blocks using the touchscreen, sounds like it could be an interesting addition as well. If you like platforming, New Super Mario Bros. U is a solid choice.As the only third-party game designed specifically for the Wii U (not counting casual and party games, which have their own section below), ZombieU is definitely an intriguing entry on this list. When I tried ZombieU at PAX 2012, I found that it used the Gamepad in a variety of ways that ranged from “useful and immersive” to disappointingly “less efficient than regular controls.” But if you enjoy zombie-survival settings and want a non-Nintendo game that makes heavy use of the touchscreen, ZombieU is a good call — as long as it reviews decently.Multiplatform new gamesDisney Epic Mickey 2Scribblenauts Unlimitedlast_img read more

When You Hire a Developer Dont Settle for CheapWhen You Hire a Developer Dont Settle for Cheap

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Developers are those crucial people we bring into our businesses to create functional and secure websites, servers and other online applications. And, here, those of us who hire these developers often encounter the thorny issue of salary.Related: 10 Tips for Finding and Hiring a Top DeveloperSpecifically, developers who are underpaid often under-achieve. And those who do not know what they are really worth are likely to be under-educated or lack necessary experience. Either way, if you choose one of these options, you’ll be hiring someone you shouldn’t because you’ll be settling in order to save money.Instead, you should be hiring a developer with proper education, a proven track record of success and high recommendations to avoid the following pitfalls:1. Less experienceWhile it is ideal to have developers of different experience levels on your team, senior staff should be paid accordingly. Those with less experience should be paid entry-level wages and be encouraged to impress senior staff to receive promotions and pay increases.2. Outdated practicesWorking in the tech industry and staying up to date on trends and new tools is a must. Developers using outdated tools and methods do not provide the tools that consumers or the business need as far as functionality is concerned. Eager developers continue their education even after they are settled in with a company.If you notice that a developer on your team is not up to date with the times and current tools used in the industry, consider offering an incentive to encourage him or her to master the updates in the field. Developers are more valuable to a company when they know how to use the latest industry tools and tricks.3. Lack of motivationDevelopers who come cheap are known for lacking motivation and not having much desire to advance. This shows that their career goals are nearly non-existent, that they are there just for the paycheck in most cases. Give your development team a reason to want to work, to advance and to work toward a pay increase.Related: 7 Steps to Hiring the Perfect Mobile App Developer4. Unaware of their personal valueWhen developers apply for a position with a new company, their salary requirements may be undervalued. Some developers do not even know what they are really worth. In fact, top augmented reality developers can earn up to $140,000 per year, and top PHP developers can earn up to $150,000 per year. Entry-level developers average $33,000 to $40,000 per year, depending on the area of development they work in.These careers often pay a higher salary than general labor jobs due to the education required, the nature of the business and the need for their work to be perfect every time, since internet security is always a concern.5. Lacking advanced educationYoung companies, such as startups, often hire interns rather than graduates due to funding issues. Keep in mind that you get what you pay for, although some developers will wish to impress the boss in hopes of being offered a permanent, paying position. Paid internships are a better idea. Advanced education is a must for developers. Technology and security needs change often; therefore, developers need to be able to adapt and learn new methods constantly.6. Education not matching the job A degree in computer science does not always mean that the candidate can be a developer. Computer science is a separate field. A computer science specialist should be hired for your company for a single role only that is not combined with a developer role. Many higher-education programs are a decade behind in computer science education and the information is always evergreen, as it constantly changes.So, what should someone hiring a developer do? Here are two solutions to consider:Consider a re-hire. If you are not having any luck finding the right high-end developer for your business, consider hiring back a previous employee. There is an advantage to re-hiring a previous employee. If the employee was just unsatisfied with the pay, consider offering a higher wage to have him or her want to come back. Previous employees already know the framework of your system and are familiar with the company and its needs. This means less of an adjustment period when they start back to work for the company.Make the hiring process fun. Consider making the hiring process fun when you are looking for a stellar team of developers. Think about hosting a hackathon to test potential candidates on their skills. The developers who can hack the company’s mainframe and security system the fastest are the ones you want on your team.The idea behind this type of event is to gauge the different skills that each level of developer has and which qualities are the most valuable to your business. Not only can this type of event show you which developers will work the best together, but show you their level of expertise at the same time.Related: Top Predictions for Hiring and Retaining Software DevelopersClosing thoughts When sifting through the candidates you have for developers, make sure to break them down into categories to compare candidates against those in their own group. Ensure that your most experienced and most educated developers are making a competitive wage in comparison to other top developers in the country. Appreciation and competitive pay will help you keep developers with your company for a longer period of time. And that’s exactly what you want, not just cost-savings. Register Now » 5 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals July 6, 2016last_img read more

Imagio OptoAcoustic Breast Imaging System Helps Differentiate Tumor SubtypesImagio OptoAcoustic Breast Imaging System Helps Differentiate Tumor Subtypes

first_img News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Oncology Diagnostics | January 02, 2018 Imagio Opto-Acoustic Breast Imaging System Helps Differentiate Tumor Subtypes Prospective clinical study presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium suggests Imagio findings may help clinicians tailor patient treatment regimens Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 January 2, 2018 — Seno Medical Instruments Inc. (Seno Medical) recently reported data from their clinical study demonstrating that its Imagio opto-acoustic (OA) breast imaging system achieved significant differentiation among prognostic subtypes of breast cancer (PSBC). These prognostic subtypes provide important information about the genes that each patient’s cancer expresses. The data were presented during a poster presentation at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Dec. 5-9 in San Antonio, Texas.”Confirming a diagnosis of breast cancer is just the first step in understanding the pathology of a patient’s tumor,” said study presenter Stephen Grobmyer, M.D., director, breast surgical oncology, Cleveland Clinic. “Determining a patient’s prognostic subtype of breast cancer is essential for understanding how tumors will respond to specific therapies and selecting a treatment regimen that offers the patient the best chance of a positive outcome. The findings that OA/US [ultrasound] may differentiate among several breast cancer subtypes suggest that this novel imaging methodology could potentially provide a non-invasive alternative to biopsy without sacrificing information about the molecular pathology of the tumor. This could be an important advance for women with breast cancer.”The prospective, multi-center study was conducted at 16 centers in the United States. A total of 1,808 breast masses in 1,739 subjects assessed as BI-RADS (Breast Imaging and Reporting Data System,) category 3, 4 or 5 were imaged with OA/US, resulting in the identification of 678 malignant lesions. Eight blinded readers scored these 678 lesions based on three internal features of the tumor and two external features of the tumor boundary and surrounding tissue. An experienced central breast pathologist who was blinded to the OA/US assessment confirmed the pathologic diagnoses. Biopsy specimens were obtained and assessed for the expression of four genes that comprise the PSBC: estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), HER2-neu (HER2) and Ki-67. The PSBCs are defined as follows:Luminal A (LUM-A): ER/PR (+) and Ki-67 and HER2 (-). These tumors are often low grade, with slow tumor growth and are associated with the most positive prognosis;Luminal B (LUM-B): ER (+), PR (+/-), Ki-67 (+) and HER2 (+/-). These tumors are also low grade but grow more quickly than LUM-A;Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC): ER/PR (-), Ki-67 (+/-) and HER2 (-). These tumors are aggressive and typically associated with poor prognosis; andHER2-enriched (HER2): ER/PR (-), Ki-67 (+/-) and HER2 (+). These tumors tend to grow quickly but are responsive to anti-HER2 targeted therapies.Tumors not meeting the definition of any of these categories were deemed unclassified.Key findings from the study include:There was a significant difference in the sum of the three internal OA/US features between LUM-A and TNBC subtypes (p = 0.0256) and borderline significance between LUM-A and LUM-B (p = 0.0831) and LUM-A and HER2 (p = 0.0707);There was a significant difference in the sum of the two external OA/US features between LUM-A and TNBC subtypes (p = 0.0001) and LUM-B and TNBC subtypes (p = 0.0020) and borderline significance between LUM-A and HER2 (p = 0.0617);TNBC tumors showed mainly internal findings consisting of polymorphic intensely deoxygenated vessels; andLUM-A tumors showed a paucity of internal findings and abundant external findings consisting of short perpendicularly oriented tumor vessels in the boundary zone (BZ whiskers), partial BZ deoxygenated blush, and peripheral radiating deoxygenated vessels.The Imagio OA/US breast imaging system was designed and is being studied to identify two functional hallmarks of cancer: the presence of abnormal blood vessels (tumor angiogenesis) and the relative reduction in oxygen content of blood that occurs in cancer compared to benign masses and normal tissues. The technology is the subject of a U.S. premarket approval (PMA) filing with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and does have European CE Mark.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al.last_img read more