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Easier norms may help Indian firms go global

first_imgThe proposed Outward Direct Investment (ODI) policy may contain provisions to make it easy for many Indian firms, envisioning ambitious plans to transform themselves into multi-national companies (MNC), to go global and expand.Approval requirements and other norms would be simplified in a manner that would encourage ‘internationalisation’ of Indian companies. However, sources, privy to the developments, also said the ODI policy was expected to tighten regulations to prevent round-tripping structures, where funds are routed by India-based companies into a newly formed or existing overseas subsidiary and then brought back to India to circumvent regulations here. They said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Finance Ministry (tax department) were concerned about such structures.Read it at The Hindu Related Itemslast_img read more

Boxing: Oleksandr Usyk becomes undisputed Cruiserweight Champion

first_imgAdvertisementFour fights ago, Usyk had the worst showing in his professional career when he took on Michael Hunter. Although he took a unanimous decision win, it was this fight where we saw an Usyk that remains a bit too long in the pocket. Consequently, giving opportunities to an opponent who otherwise cannot measure up to his boxing ability.We witnessed more of the same in his majority decision win against Mairis Briedis in the semi-final of the WBSS. It was apparent going into the WBSS final that he cannot fight Gassiev in the same manner he fought the two aforementioned opponents. The way he fought Krzysztof Glowacki to gain the WBO title in 2016 would be the correct game-plan here.Gassiev is a cerebral fighter who is great at recognizing patterns. If he is given opportunities to catch you, he will.The dominant display turned in by Usyk is a testament to his superior ring IQ. He knew exactly what he had to do and made sure he did not commit the same mistakes as he had in the past.For the entire fight, Usyk stayed on the outside fighting behind the jab. He also made sure to keep circling to his right away from Gassiev’s power hand. Whenever his opponent would try to close the distance, he would keep the jab in his face in order to keep him in a high guard.If Gassiev elected to jump in instead of walking the champion down, Usyk would step back and throw three or four punch combinations to stop him in his tracks.In essence, Gassiev’s footwork was too slow to keep up with the busier and faster Usyk. He struggled to get into a rhythm the entire fight. He also could not find the proper openings to mount a respectable offensive attack on his continuously moving target.Oleksnadr Usyk becomes the first undisputed cruiserweight champion since the late O’Neil Bell defeated Jean Marc Mormeck in 2006. He has made statements in the past about making a move up to heavyweight. Also former pound for pound king Andre Ward has talked about a possible comeback to face Usyk.Advertisementlast_img read more

8 ministers, Madan Mitra among heavyweight losers in Bengal

first_imgKolkata, May 19 (PTI) A number of heavyweights including eight ministers, jailed ex-minister Madan Mitra, Indian soccer icon Bhaichung Bhutia and CPI(M) state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra bit the dust in the West Bengal Assembly elections today.West Bengal Food Processing Minister Krishnendu Narayan Chowdhury lost his Englishbazar seat by a heavy margin of 39,727 votes against Independent candidate Nihar Ranjan Ghosh who was supported by Left-Congress alliance.Chandrima Bhattacharya, Minister of State for Health, and Law and Judicial Affairs, also failed to retain her seat from North Dumdum as she lost to CPI-Ms Tanmoy Bhattacharya by 6549 votes.In Jadavpur, Power Minister Manish Gupta who had defeated the then Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee in 2011, lost to CPI-Ms Sujan Chakraborty by 14,942 votes.PWD Minister Sankar Chakraborty conceded defeat from Balurghat by a narrow margin of 1450 votes.Minister Sabitri Mitra lost Manickchak seat by 12603 votes to Congress leader Md Mottakin Alam.Madan Mitra, who is in judicial custody in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam case, lost his Kamarhati seat by 4198 votes to CPI-M leader Manash Mukherjee.It is for the first time in the state that a high-profile candidate fought Assembly elections from jail.The former state Transport and Sports minister, whose name also figured in the Narada sting operation, was arrested by the CBI in December, 2014.Minister for Mass Education Extension and Library Services Abdul Karim Chowdhury lost from Islampur seat to Congress candidate K L Agarwal.Textile Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee lost from Bishnupur to Congress leader Tushar Kanti Bhattacharya by a narrow margin of 891 votes.advertisementBackward Class Welfare Minister Upendranath Biswas, former CBI Joint Director, fared badly against Congress candidate Dulal Chandra Bar who polled 12,236 votes more than him.CPI-M state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra, who was the opposition leader in the outgoing Assembly, lost his Narayangarh seat to TMCs Prodyut Kumar Ghosh by 13,589 votes.Former Indian football captain and Trinamool candidate Bhaichung Bhutia lost the Siliguri seat by 14,072 votes to Siliguri mayor and former CPI-M minister Ashok Bhattacharya. MORE PTI NIK AKB NN SMJlast_img read more

Roy embarrassed after picking up bizarre injury in his ‘moment of stupidity’

first_imgEngland and Surrey opener Jason Roy missed a vital T20 Blast game for his county side against Glamorgan on Friday after his bizarre, self-inflected in injury.Earlier in the week on Wednesday, Roy was dismissed for a golden duck by Afghanistan off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman during Surrey’s match against Hampshire. Following the dismissal, a frustrated Roy threw the bat to the ground but to add insult to injury, the bat bounced back and hit him on the face and injured him.And on Friday, Roy revealed that he was extremely embarrassed with what happened that day.”I’m extremely embarrassed and apologetic to my team-mates and fans for this moment of stupidity,” said Roy.”Following my dismissal on Wednesday evening, I threw my bat into the ground purely out of self-frustration. It bounced, hit me, and as a result I sustained the injury.”I’ve never been so motivated and so positive about my game, and I assure you I will learn from my mistake as I am my own biggest critic.”Roy hasn’t had a great T20 Blast in 2018 as he only managed 163 runs from eight matches at an average of 23.28. He scored only one half-century (84 against Middlesex)And, Roy’s absence didn’t affect Surrey match as they beat Glamorgan comfortably by 24 runs via the DLS method, thanks to Australian Aaron Finch’s unbeaten 16-ball 44.But the victory wasn’t enough for Surrey to progress into the quarter-finals as they finished fifth with Somerset, Kent, Sussex and Gloucestershire finishing above them to move into the last eight from the south group.advertisementWorcestershire, Durham, Lancashire and Nottinghamshire, who occupied the top four positions respectively in the north group will join them in the quarters.last_img read more

Eliud Kipchoge can break world marathon record again, predicts coach

first_img London Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei win men and women’s elite races Eliud Kipchoge can break his own world record again after producing “one of his best ever performances” at the London Marathon, his coach, Patrick Sang, has predicted.“I talked to people before the race and some were asking what Eliud still had,” Sang told the Guardian. “I told them he still had a lot of potential to run even faster. Given the wind wasn’t great, and all the circumstances around the race, the guy showed us he was able to control and deliver. I think he can break the world record again.” Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images Europe Show Read more Reuse this content The 36-year-old Farah is yet to decide whether to run the 10,000m or marathon at the world championships in Doha, although he would want at least one track race as preparation if he picks the shorter option, making the Anniversary Games a logical target. Share via Email Share on Twitter London Marathon Hide Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Share on LinkedIn Read more Was this helpful? Mo Farah regrets Haile Gebrselassie row but sticks ‘by every word I said’ Support The Guardian Thank you for your feedback. Tackling the 10,000m in Doha would give him the additional advantage of fitting in a lucrative big city autumn marathon, too. And while New York in November has long been mooted as the most likely option, an audacious October double of running the 10,000m in Doha on 6 October before defending his Chicago Marathon title a week later is not out of the question. Another option would be to miss the world championships completely and run the Berlin Marathon in September instead.Berlin has the advantage of being a lightning quick course, although Lough believes Farah was capable of running high 2:03s on Sunday – rather than the 2:05.39 he finished on – and insists that the marathon at next year’s Tokyo Olympics is very much the plan.“I think in this type of race, Kipchoge is head and shoulders above,” Lough added. “But a championship race is totally different. There’s no pacemakers, there’s the championship pressure, the conditions out in Tokyo for the Olympics. The marathon there is still very much the goal.” Share on Pinterest Athletics Share on Messenger news Topics Quick guide Follow Guardian sport on social media Share on WhatsApp Twitter: follow us at @guardian_sportFacebook: like our football and sport pagesInstagram: our favourite photos, films and storiesYouTube: subscribe to our football and sport channels Sang admitted that Nike’s controversial new Next% shoes, which are said to improve running economy by 5% over standard running trainers, had also given Kipchoge a “psychological boost”. However he insisted it was the 34-year-old Kenyan’s ability and mental strength that provided his biggest advantage – and enabled him to run a world record 2hr 01min 39sec last September. “We can never understand the capacity of what a human mind can do,” he added. Kipchoge’s winning time was 2:02.37 on Sunday.Mo Farah, meanwhile, has refused to rule out a return to the track for the first time in two years at the Anniversary Games in July. Farah was non-committal when asked about rumours swirling around the London Marathon, saying, “Maybe – I don’t know”, while his coach, Gary Lough, stressed that no decision had been made. “There’s lots of moving parts,” he added. Since you’re here… Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.last_img read more

Corporate Jamaica Urged to Give Back to the Most Vulnerable

first_imgCorporate Jamaica and other stakeholders are being encouraged to give back to the most vulnerable in the society. This comes from winner of the Jamaica Institute of Management (JIM)/Gleaner Company Limited 2012 Manager of the Year Award, Managing Director of Sherwin-Williams (WI) Limited, Ian Forbes. “It’s not only about revenues and profits,” he emphasized, while addressing the awards ceremony, held at King’s House on March 14. “We know it takes cash to care, but it’s not only about cash; it’s about giving back in whatever way… I’m speaking to corporate Jamaica and those outside as well. Embrace the mission of the United Way, which is to increase the organised capacity of individuals to care for each other,” he said. Mr. Forbes, who was recognised for his extraordinary management achievements, public service and community activism, credited his parents for instilling in him the spirit of service and voluntarism. In his citation, Mr. Forbes is described as having a strong belief in the importance of service to the society and has demonstrated this through his tremendous efforts in voluntarism. “His generous spirit is reflected in the company’s sponsorship of needy causes. Among these are: support for the Salvation Army, sponsor of the Gibson Relays and various track and field championships, and providing paint for a wide range of community projects,” the citation read. Mr. Forbes is Chairman of United Way of Jamaica, a volunteer organisation. He is also Vice-President of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce, Second Vice President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, Executive Member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board and former Chairman of the Institute of Sports.Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, in congratulating the nominees, noted that their nomination “is a reflection of the tremendous contribution which you have made to your respective companies and to the development of professional management in Jamaica.”“I wish for each of you continued success and that you will have the satisfaction not only of a solid, profitable business, but also of having made a positive impact on the lives of our people,” he said.The Governor-General, who is also President of JIM, noted that the award reinforces good management practices and encourages other managers to emulate the examples of the awardees. “The cumulative effect will redound to the socio-economic advantage of our country,” he said.“Significantly, this awards programme speaks to confidence in, and commitment to the future of Jamaica,” he added.The Manager of the Year Award aims to recognise individuals whose management, leadership and mentorship skills inspire others to aim for excellence in the field of management.Mr. Forbes was chosen from among nine leaders in the field of management. They are: Brenda Cuthbert, Michael Jones, Patrick King, Ryan Mack, Ian Neita, Wayne Powell, Major Richard Reese and Hugh Reid.Mr. Forbes was also conferred with the institute’s Fellow Award by the Governor- General.By Alecia Amith-Edwards, JIS Reporterslast_img read more

OSI to Provide In-Service-Support for the Royal …

first_imgzoom OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has signed a contract to provide in-service-support for its ECPINS-W Sub software. The software is in service across the Royal Australian Navy fleet.Under the terms of this contract, OSI will provide software upgrades and engineering support services over the next three years.OSI has been supporting the Royal Australian Navy warship integrated navigation system requirements since 2004. This recent contract confirms their on-going commitment to the Company’s technology.OSI, January 31, 2014last_img

First Aloha Class Vessel Delivered to Matson

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Cerrone Photography/Philly Shipyard U.S. carrier Matson has taken delivery of the first of two new Aloha Class containerships built at Philly Shipyard.The new vessel, named Daniel K. Inouye, was handed over to its owner on October 31. Matson said that it is the largest containership ever built in the United States so far.Weighing in at over 51,400 metric tons, the 850-foot long and 3,600 TEU capacity Daniel K. Inouye was built for Matson’s Hawaii service.“This new ship, our fifth delivered by Philly Shipyard, is the product of a great partnership with the Philly team in designing and constructing a new class of containership that will set a new standard for cargo delivery in the Hawaii trade,” said Ron Forest, President of Matson.The ship will embark on its 5,298-mile, 13-day maiden voyage to Oakland, California via the Panama Canal on November 7 before entering commercial service on November 22.After a port call at Long Beach, the new vessel will make its first call at Honolulu on the morning of November 28.last_img read more

IMA Ponzi scheme Main accused remanded to ED custody till Jul 23

first_imgBengaluru: A special PMLA court here on Saturday granted a three-day custody of Mohammed Mansoor Khan, the owner of IMA Jewels, to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) until July 23 in connection with a multi-crore-rupee Ponzi scheme case, in which thousands of investors have allegedly been cheated. Khan, who had fled to Dubai, flew back to India and was arrested by ED officials after landing in New Delhi on Friday. He was brought back to Bengaluru on Saturday and produced before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court, where the ED sought his custodial remand, officials said. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day A lookout circular was issued against Khan by both the Special Investigation Team (SIT) and the ED. The SIT had said its sources in Dubai persuaded Khan to come back and submit himself before the law. Over one lakh people had invested in IMA Jewels, which had floated 17 companies, and Khan had invited people, mostly Muslims, to invest in five such firms. A total amount of Rs 4,084 crore was invested in the company, the SIT had said, adding that Khan had to refund approximately Rs 1,400 crore to his investors. Also Read – Don’t use ‘lynching’ to defame India: Bhagwat Khan had fled to Dubai around a month-and-a-half ago, leaving thousands of investors in the lurch. He had promised to return to India and refund their money. Based on thousands of complaints, the SIT registered a case against him and others. It has so far arrested 22 people, including Khan, 12 directors of the firm, Deputy Commissioner of Bengaluru Urban district Vijay Shankar, Assistant Commissioner L C Nagaraj, a Bangalore Development Authority officer, a nominated corporator of the BBMP and a village accountant. Before fleeing, Khan had accused Shivajinagar MLA R Roshan Baig of the Congress of taking Rs 400 crore from him and not returning the amount. Baig had categorically refuted the charge, terming it as “false and frivolous”. The MLA, who has rebelled against his party, has since been suspended by the Congress for anti-party activities. Baig subsequently jumped on to the bandwagon of the other rebel MLAs who have resigned from their Assembly membership. The SIT had served a notice to Baig to depose before it on July 15, but he had sought time till July 26. The SIT had then asked him to be present before it on July 19. The day Baig was supposed to appear before the SIT, he had planned to fly to Mumbai by a special chartered plane, but the SIT detained him and quizzed him extensively. The SIT released Baig and asked him to appear before it again on July 19.last_img read more

Instagram launches test to make like counts private for some Canadian users

TORONTO — Instagram is launching a test in Canada this week that will make the “like” counts on posts private for some users.A spokesman for Facebook, which owns Instagram, says a select group of Canadian users will have the number of likes and video views removed from their Instagram feeds, permalink pages and profiles. The spokesman says users involved in the test will be able to see the like counts on photos and videos they upload, but the number will be concealed on other people’s posts.He says those in the test group can still see a list of people who liked a post, and for all other Canadians, it will be business as usual.He says the test, which is currently limited to Canada, is part of an effort to encourage users to focus on the photos and videos being shared, rather than how many likes they receive.The spokesman described the trial as exploratory, but noted that Instagram doesn’t always roll out features it tests.The Canadian Press read more

TSX little changed amid rising commodities concerns about US rally

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market was flat Tuesday afternoon amid concerns about whether a U.S. stock rally may be running out of steam and indications of slower than anticipated economic growth prospects.The S&P/TSX composite index ticked 2.52 points higher to 13,460.58 as the Canadian dollar fell 0.39 of a cent to 95.47 cents US.The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development cut its 2014 forecast for global growth from 4% to 3.6%. The OECD cited U.S. fiscal uncertainty, the impact of the Federal Reserve tapering its asset purchases and weakness in emerging markets.U.S. markets were lower after indexes backed off Monday after hitting key technical levels, raising questions about whether American markets are due for their first serious retracement in two years.The Dow Jones industrials declined 19.66 points to 15,956.36, the Nasdaq fell 22.41 points to 3,926.65 and the S&P 500 index slipped 5.5 points to 1,786.03.Investors remained cautious a day after the Dow broke 16,000 and the S&P breached the 1,800 mark — both for the first time. The Dow alone has surged more than 20% this year and is up about 900 points since early October amid optimism that the Federal Reserve won’t be moving to cut back on its monthly US$85 billion of bond purchases until well into the new year.“You always have to be cautious when the market has gone up as fast as it has,” said Ian Nakamoto, director of research at 3MACS.“(But) any correction that could happen I would use it to buy the dips because valuations are still reasonable.”The TSX is up about 8.5% for the year so far, dragged down by the mining sector. Most other sectors have put in a solid performance, particularly financials, energy companies and industrials — companies Nakamoto thinks will likely take the TSX higher.“Much more of the direction of the TSX is going to be the financial and energy components because we have had such a correction in the mining sectors,” he observed.Commodity prices advanced and the energy sector was the strongest group, up 0.35% as December crude on the Nymex inched up 27 cents to US$93.30 a barrel. Bankers Petroleum (TSX:BNK) ran up 13 cents to C$3.86.Niko Resources (TSX:NKO) surged 26.39% to $1.82, recovering for a second day after plunging more than 50% Friday after it said that it had secured a “very high cost,” $340-million loan to avoid defaulting on debt payments and other obligations.The gold sector was up 0.25% while December bullion climbed $1.20 to US$1,273.50 an ounce. The sector has been a major drag this year, plunging about 45% as global inflation remains very low while economic conditions are gradually improving, making bullion less attractive as a hedge. Kinross Gold (TSX:K) advanced five cents to C$5.16.Financials were also positive as Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) gained 20 cents to $20.06.The consumer sector was in focus Tuesday as Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC) stock jumped $1.18 or 7.02% to $17.98 as the retailer said that it will pay its shareholders an extraordinary dividend of $5 per share. Sears also posted a quarterly net loss of $48.8 million or 48 cents per share, mainly due to severance and restructuring costs.Food company George Weston (TSX:WN) posted earnings ex-items of $1.38 a share, seven cents shy of estimates. Its shares declined 34 cents to $81.11 as the company also said overall sales rose 2.1% to $10.38 billion.The base metals sector led decliners, down 0.44% as December copper edged up one cent to US$3.16 a pound. First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) fell 30 cents to C$18.55.In other corporate news, Patheon Inc. (TSX:PTI) has received a friendly takeover offer that values the drug company at about US$1.4 billion, which is more than 50% above its recent market price. The offer of US$9.32 per share cash is coming from a group backed by Patheon’s largest shareholder, U.S. private equity firm JLL Partners. Patheon shares surged $3.72 or 62.6% to C$9.66.In the U.S., Home Depot Inc. reported net income of US$1.35 billion, or 95 cents per share, up from $947 million, or 63 cents per share, a year ago. Analysts expected earnings of 89 cents per share. Revenue rose 7% to $19.47 billion from $18.13 billion. Wall Street predicted $19.18 billion. Its shares gained 87 cents to $80.54.Traders are looking to the release Wednesday of the minutes from the latest Fed meeting held late last month for hints about when the central bank might start cutting back on its asset purchases, which have kept bond yields low and encouraged people to buy equities. read more

Sri Lanka assured more support for demining by UN

The Special Envoy saw for himself how Army de-miners using manual, mechanical and MDD methods continue with de-mining roles in three separate demonstrations. The Special Envoy assured the Army funds to purchase more MDDs and flail machines through the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs in future since most of those machines are now more than six years old.Pictures by Lalith Perera Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein, together with Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, D.M Swaminathan, representing the host, the President, Juan Carlos Ruan, Director, Implementation Support Unit of the Special Envoy, Ms Laila Rodriguez – Bloch of the Implementation Support Unit, Eng (Dr) Ponnaiah Suresh, Secretary to the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs, diplomats, UN envoys, foreign officials, K.G.M.B Wickremasinghe, Head of Mine Action Operations at the Ministry, Vidya Abeygunawardene of the Sri Lanka Campaign to Ban Landmines, Gihan Indraguptha, Director / UN at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and several other officials in the retinue, visited those minefields in Muhamalai. Prince Zeid Al-Hussein, visibly impressed with Sri Lanka Army’s Humanitarian De-mining Unit (SLA-HDU) tasks at ground level expressed his overwhelming satisfaction of the “well-organized, very well-planned and neatly-organized” ongoing de-mining work of the Sri Lanka Army and wanted his best wishes, blessings and greetings be conveyed to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake and Army de-miners alike at work in Muhamalai, according to Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander, Security Forces – Jaffna (SF-J) who represented the Commander of the Army, along with Brigadier Amith Seneviratne, Engineer Brigade Commander. Sri Lanka Army Humanitarian De-mining Unit (SLA-HDU) was assured more support and funds to purchase Mine Detection Dogs (MDDs) by the Special Envoy of the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein, who visited minefields in Muhamalai, Jaffna at the invitation of the President and the National Mine Action Centre of the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs.The visit of the Special Envoy added more significance to Sri Lanka at this stage since it was just less than three months ago only Sri Lanka became a signatory to the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention alias ‘Ottawa Treaty’ as the 163rd State. read more

Hamilton is melting

We’ve gone from frozen solid to spring-like conditions. Unseasonably warm temperatures across southern Ontario are melting all of the ice and snow from our early winter storms. All that water has left much of Hamilton dealing with a soggy mess, and even flooding in some parts of the city.On the mountain, dozens of fields have been turned into ponds because of all the melting snow pooling in dips in the land.It appears that the rural parts of Hamilton are dealing with the most melt. Since Hamilton uses ditches instead of city drainage, it’s much easier for water to build up, especially since these areas were hard hit by the ice storm. All of the melting ice and snow has swelled ditches, turning them into rivers. Some back yards are basically one big puddle.Hamilton Ward 11 councilor Brenda Johnson says, “it’s a really fine balance between how the ditches should be pointed, and the slant of them… because it’s to allow all the water to escape.”Luckily, very few residents had to deal with flooding indoors. Councillor Brenda Johnson only got a few phone calls about water issues today, and they were all very minor. That’s likely because we didn’t get quite as much rain as expected, and the temperature stayed slightly lower than forecast.Residents in Binbrook were prepared for the worst after the 2012 flood that left homes with hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. Since then, the area’s drainage systems have been reconfigured, so this melt was a bit of a test. Although the area saw a buildup of water on roads and in reservoirs, no one reported serious flooding.Even though most of the thaw is over, residents, especially those in rural areas, are still encouraged to clear their ditches and make sure any water courses are open to allow melting snow and ice to flow.Melting snow is causing problems across southern Ontario. St. Mary’s General Hopsital in Kitchener closed two of its units today after a thaw-related flood forced them to evacuate patients. Earlier this week, St. Joe’s in Hamilton closed their Charlton Campus ER due to weather related flooding. read more

Higher revenue from PayPal ecommerce sites sends eBays 2ndquarter earnings up sharply

Higher revenue from PayPal, e-commerce sites sends eBay’s 2nd-quarter earnings up sharply AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – EBay Inc. more than doubled its second-quarter net income thanks to higher revenue from its PayPal online payments business and its e-commerce websites. The results sent its stock up in after-hours trading.EBay Inc. earned US$692 million, or 53 cents per share, in the April-June period. That’s up from $283 million, or 22 cents per share, in the same period a year earlier.Adjusted earnings were $730 million, or 56 cents per share, in the latest quarter — a penny above analysts’ expectations.Revenue grew 23 per cent to $3.4 billion from $2.76 billion.Analysts, on average, were expecting revenue of $3.36 billion, according to FactSet.EBay said its marketplaces business, which includes its flagship website, saw the strongest growth rate since 2006.For the current quarter, eBay is forecasting adjusted earnings of 53 cents to 55 cents per share. That compared with analysts’ expectations of 55 cents.The San Jose, Calif.-based company is expecting revenue of $3.3 billion to $3.4 billion. Analysts are predicting $3.41 billion.EBay’s stock climbed $1.90, or 4.7 per cent, to $42.36 in after-hours trading. The stock had closed up $1.39, or 3.6 per cent, at $40.46. by News Staff Posted Jul 18, 2012 5:08 pm MDT read more

Gorenje will replace coach for next season – Tamse out Vajdl IN

← Previous Story Baltic Handball League F4: Ska Minsk, two Estonian and Finnish team Next Story → SEHA: Tatran still in “the game” for F4! Branko TamseIvan VajdlRK Gorenje Slovenian champion RK Gorenje has announced changes on the head-coach position for the next season. Coach with whom Gorenje won Championship title last season without any defeat and qualified for VELUX EHF CL this season together with the leading position in domestic Championship again, succesful Branko Tamse didn’t get new contract from the Management. He will be replaced by Ivan Vajdl, current coach of sixth side in Slovenia, RK Trimo Trebnje.

Man receives lifetime ban from keeping animals after pig eaten alive by

first_img Wednesday 18 Jan 2017, 2:27 PM 25,134 Views Image: Shutterstock/inavanhateren A KILDARE MAN has been banned for life from keeping any animals after his dogs mutilated a sow pig on his land.On Tuesday, Seamus Duffy appeared before Naas District Court where the ban was issued.  The case related to an incident in November 2015 involving two large dogs and a sow pig to which the ISPCA were alerted.Duffy admitted ownership of the two dogs and the sow and confirmed that the animals were allowed to roam freely. This resulted in the sow being eaten alive by the dogs. The animal’s injuries were so severe that it had to be immediately euthanised.He pleaded guilty but maintained it was not a deliberate act and that he had ongoing medical issues.Judge Desmond Zaidan said “the case was very disturbing causing suffering to an animal to be eaten alive by dogs”.The judge imposed a lifetime ban from keeping any animals and issued a fine of €2,500 plus veterinary costs to be paid within twelve months.ISPCA Inspector Mary Claire Casement said:We are pleased with the sentence imposed in this case. Anyone owning an animal has a legal responsibility to provide for its welfare and the ISPCA hopes that this case will send out a clear message that animal neglect is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.If you suspect an animal is being cruelly treated, neglected or abused, please contact the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline in confidence on 1890 515 515 or report cruelty online on Man (29) charged with murder of Gareth Hutch >Read: Tillage farmers call for ‘humanitarian support’ after some lose 100% of crop in worst harvest in decades > 40 Comments By Garreth MacNamee Share107 Tweet Email Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/inavanhateren Jan 18th 2017, 2:27 PM Man receives lifetime ban from keeping animals after pig “eaten alive” by dogs The animal had to be euthanised immediately after the attack.last_img read more

YSR crop insurance to benefit 70 lakh farmers in State

first_imgKakinada: The newly introduced YSR free crop insurance scheme will benefit 70 lakh farmers covering 56 lakh hectares in the state, said Agriculture Minister Kurasala Kannabau. He held a review meeting with the officials of Agriculture department here on Tuesday and said that the new crop insurance scheme would apply for 22 types of crops in the state from this kharif season. The famers’ contribution for this insurance coverage will be borne by the state government, the minister said. Also Read – Former Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao put on house arrest Advertise With Us Kannababu also said that by paying a token amount of one rupee, the farmers could enroll under this scheme. The necessary budget allocations have been made in the state budget, he stated. The minister requested the farmers to enroll in this scheme on or before 21 of this month (August) . As far as East Godavari is concerned the minister said that this would benefit the farmers during the times of natural calamities and four types of crops paddy, sugar cane ,cotton and millets will be covered under this scheme . Also Read – DGP Gautam Sawang warns over objectional posts on social media Advertise With Us Reviewing of flood damages in the district, Kannababu said that 2,456 hectares of paddy was inundated in 85 villages in 15 mandals. The actual crop position would be known after receding flood water, he said. He also said that necessary instructions have been issued to the officials to remove the weeds in the drains for free flow of flood water . Advertise With Us With regard to crops in the district in kharif season ,minister said that the crops were taken up in 176,591 hectares . Out of which paddy covering in 1,55,156 hectares. Seed on subsidy to the tune of 9,934 quintals had been distributed to farmers . In addition to this 86,581 Mt of fertilisers were kept ready for distribution in East Godavari . The minister cautioned the department officials to be vigilant on supply of spurious fertilisers to farmers. The minister asked JD Agriculture JVS Prasad to inspect the suspected fertiliser units and the port operations on fertilisers to curb such activities. KSV Prasad,VT Rama Rao,DD ,G Padmasri,AD and other agriculture officers were present.last_img read more

Speed up LRUP District Collector tells officials

first_imgWarangal: Warangal Urban District Collector Prashanth Jeevan Patil emphasised the need for focusing on land record upgradation and purification (LRUP), targeted at improving documentation of rural land records, in villages where ‘Sada Bainama’ applications are pending for clearance. Conducting a review meeting with the officials here on Friday, the Collector told them to speed up the exercise of land records purification. “Unless the administration issues e-Pattadar Passbooks to all the land holders, the very concept of the programme is not achieved,” Patil said. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us He directed the Village Revenue Officers (VROs) to download the pattadar passbook app. The Collector also discussed at length about the regularisation of Sada Bainama, eKYC, mutation and pending applications with the Mee Seva. The Collector warned the officials of stern action if they fail to achieve desired results. Further, he told them to show the progress in a week. Joint Collector S Dayanand, DRO P Mohan Lal, RDO Venka Reddy, Survey Lands AD L Prabhakar, e-District Manager Sridhar and Collectorate Superintendent Laxman were among others present.last_img read more

Visaris Americas Showcases Robotic Radiographic Suite at RSNA 2017

first_img Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Related Content News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 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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November 15, 2017 — Visaris Americas, a First Source company, announced they will be showcasing their newdly enhanced Vision C robotic radiographic suite at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual conference, Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Chicago.The Vision C offers fully programmable positioning and possesses features specially designed to offer radiology departments improved workflow efficiency. Among the notable features of the unit are rapid response time to positioning commands, five-field automated exposure control (AEC) with dose management, elevating wall bucky with motorized tilt and tracking, automatic stitching of up-to-five images, and a tube-mounted, intuitive touchscreen user console.Complementing the Vision C is the Visaris Avanse DR image acquisition software platform. The Avanse interface incorporates user-friendly menus, advanced image processing functions and progressive measurement tools. Its analytic features include an in-depth repeat analysis report that can be generated with just a few clicks of the mouse. Together with select high-quality cesium flat panel detectors from the Vision portfolio, the Vision C provides fast and consistent high-quality images.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more center_img Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | November 15, 2017 Visaris Americas Showcases Robotic Radiographic Suite at RSNA 2017 Newly enhanced Vision C designed to offer radiology departments improved workflow efficiency Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. 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 morelast_img read more