Kolkata: Metro Railway is going to introduce a new time-table from July 1. According to Metro authorities, the number of services will be increased in the new system.On Thursday, Metro authorities informed that from July 1, Metro services will be provided from 6:45 am to 9:55 pm on weekdays. The same duration will be there on Saturdays as well. On Sunday, services will commence from 9 am instead of the present time of 9:50 am. Metro authorities also claimed that at present there are 284 services including Up and Down runs between Dum Dum and Kavi Subhash stations and the number will remain the same. But the number of services between Dum Dum and Noapara will be increased to 107 services from 104. On Saturdays, there will be 236 services instead of 224 between Dum Dum and Kavi Subhash stations. Seven services will be increased for Dum Dum to Noapara on Saturdays. On Sundays, there will be 124 services instead of 110, commencing from 9 am between Dum Dum and Kavi Subhash stations. Nine more services will provided for the Noapara-bound passengers from Dum Dum on Sundays. During weekdays, the last Metro for Noapara will depart from Kavi Subhas at 9:25 pm instead of 8:50 pm, while on weekends, the last Metro for Noapara will leave Kavi Subhas at 9:29 pm.
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The three men charged in the Lac-Megantic railway disaster have all been found not guilty of criminal negligence causing the death of 47 people.The jurors reached the verdict on their ninth day of deliberations on Friday.Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre were charged with criminal negligence in the 2013 tragedy that killed 47 people when a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded.Harding was the train’s engineer, Labrie the traffic controller and Demaitre the manager of train operations.All three accused could have been found guilty of criminal negligence causing death, while jurors had the option of convicting Harding on one of two other charges: dangerous operation of railway equipment or dangerous operation of railway equipment causing death.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Cracking down on hate, abuse and online trolls is also hurting Twitter’s standing with investors.The company’s stock plunged Friday after it reported a decline in its monthly users and warned that the number could fall further in the coming months. The 20.5 per cent plunge comes one day after Facebook lost 19 per cent of its value in a single day.Twitter says it’s putting the long-term stability of its platform above user growth. That leaves investors seemingly unable to value what the biggest companies in the sector, which rely on their potential user reach, are worth.Twitter had 335 million monthly users in the quarter, below the 339 million Wall Street was expecting, and down slightly from 336 million in the first quarter. That overshadowed a strong monthly user growth of 3 per cent compared with the previous year.The company said its monthly user number could continue to fall in the “mid-single-digit millions” in the third quarter.While Friday was Twitter’s second-worst loss since it went public in November 2013, the stock has still doubled in value over the last 12 months.Long criticized for allowing bad behaviour to run rampant on its platform, Twitter has begun to crack down, banning accounts that violate its terms and making others less visible.Twitter is now attempting to rein in the worst offenders after years as one of the Wild West corners of the internet.At the same time, it must convince people it’s the go-to platform in social media, even though it is dwarfed right now by Facebook.Facebook has more than 2.23 billion users while its apps WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger each have over 1 billion.Twitter on Friday reiterated its efforts to “to invest in improving the health of the public conversation” on its platform, making the “long-term health” of its service a priority over short-term metrics such as user numbers.As part of these efforts, Twitter said that as of May, its systems identified and challenged more than 9 million accounts per week that are potentially spam or automated, up from 6.4 million in December 2017. The company has previously disclosed these numbers.A Washington Post report put the total number of suspended accounts in May and June at 70 million. The Associated Press also found that Twitter suspended 56 million such accounts in the last quarter of 2017. While Twitter maintains that most of these accounts were dormant and thus not counted in the monthly user figure, the company also warned that its cleanup efforts could affect its counted user base without giving specific numbers.“We want people to feel safe freely expressing themselves and have launched new tools to address problem behaviours that distort and distract from the public conversation,” CEO Jack Dorsey said in a prepared statement.Twitter’s market value dropped by more than $6 billion Friday, to around $26 billion. Investors still value Facebook at $503 billion. Facebook lost $119 billion in value on Thursday.Twitter’s second-quarter net income hit $100.1 million, after a loss last year during the same period. It’s the company’s third profit in a row, the third it has ever posted.Per-share, the San Francisco company’s net income was 13 cents, or 17 cents adjusted, in line with expectations, according to a poll by Zacks Investment Research.Revenue of $710.5 million, up 24 per cent and edging out expectations of $696 million._____Elements of this story were generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on TWTR at https://www.zacks.com/ap/TWTR
(Trinidad Guardian) Over the past four years, the month of January was proven as the bloodiest month in each year, and this year seems to be following the same trend as four murders were committed in first nine hours of the new year.The victims were identified as—Brandon Khan, also known as Chinee and Jundallah, of Enterprise, Chaguanas; retired police officer John Ramkissoon, 59, of Gopaul Trace, Longdenville; Miguel Simmons, 20, a man only identified as Nic and Mark Bascombe.ACP Crime Irwin Hackshaw, in an immediate response to the bloody start of 2018 said “The boots are on the ground.”He assured that the police will continue to keep working on trying to keep the murder rate down.John Ramkissoon“Our vision for 2018 is that, as it was last year, but we will put in that extra effort this year. We didn’t do too well last year but we will keep on pushing…the boots are on the ground and the police are on the ground,” Hackshaw said.The first incident took place shortly after midnight while Khan was liming with friends at Goodwill Street when when gunmen opened fire on the group.Khan and five others were shot. Khan died while undergoing treatment at the Chaguanas Health Facility. Police said he was shot six times. The names of the five wounded people weren’t released up to press time.At the scene yesterday young men in the area were reluctant to comment on the incident but admitted that this was a “sign for them to look at protecting themselves by whatever means necessary.”Neighbours, who asked not to be identified, described the scene as the “wild, wild west.”A resident said that Khan, who was often involved in confrontations with police officers, was the “main target.”Another resident said she returned from church shortly after midnight and saw people lying on the road, “just blood everywhere. The men came shoot up the group and Chinee attempted to run home but collapsed.”Hours later, police were called to the scene at Gopaul Trace, Longdenville, where retired police officer, John Ramkissoon, 59, was found dead in the garage area of his home. He was chopped to death around 3.30 am after an argument with a neighbour. He was repeatedly chopped to the face and his skull was fractured, police said.A suspect, in his early 30s, has been detained is said to be assisting police in their investigations. The man, a father of three, is a mechanic and electrician by trade. His relatives described him as a “hard worker and friendly guy.”Ramkissoon’s daughter, Shelly Anne, 35, said her father was visiting neighbours wishing them a Happy New Year.“We really don’t know what happened but there was an argument and when my mother and brother came out daddy was already on the ground. He spent the night going around and just drinking and liming,” Shelly Anne said.She said her father worked in the T&T Police Service’s for 30 years and retired from the Guard and Emergency Branch. “My father was a good person to everyone and he was just enjoying his retirement,” she said.The third murder occurred at about 7 am after Miguel Simmons, 20, was shot dead at Seventh Avenue, Malick, Barataria. The fourth murder occurred two hours later at Upper Mendez Drive, Champs Fleurs.The man, who was only identified as “Nic,” was driving a grey B-13 when gunmen opened fire on the vehicle.The driver crashed into a concrete embankment. Police said the injured man got out of the car and attempted to run but was chased and shot dead.Relatives at the scene said that it was not a good time for them and did not comment further.Bascombe was killed outside a children’s party in Bagatelle, Diego Martin shortly after 5 pm.He was shot by the occupants of a passing car and was taken to the St James Medical Centre where he died.Police said an automatic weapon was used in the attack. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related16 killed in four days in T&T; toll now 460December 5, 2017In “latest news”Autopsy: T&T schoolgirl strangled, struggled with attackerJanuary 17, 2017In “latest news”T&T man wanted for two murders killed in stand-off with policeJuly 12, 2016In “Crime”
AT&T and potash and salt producer K+S have signed a five-year contract to move K+S’s current network infrastructure to AT&T’s single global private network. This will enable K+S to connect its operations, comprising 200 locations in Europe, North and South America and Asia. “We are looking forward to working with AT&T as the optimal provider for this project,” said Kai Finke, Chief Information Officer, K+S AG.AT&T is providing a hybrid virtual private network (VPN) service to K+S. Data flowing over its MPLS connections is complemented by a secondary Internet connection. This ensures the largest K+S locations have highly reliable access to the company’s global MPLS network. A second VPN connection offers the benefits of back-up and efficient use of network bandwidth. Other K+S locations can have secure, cost-effective Internet access locking these sites to the network.“It’s clear that K+S wanted better visibility of its communications around the world. And that’s just what our strategic network services are designed to give them, providing them with a platform for supporting their future success,” said Vice President, Germany and Central Europe, AT&T, Joachim Kathmann.K+S is an international commodities company. It has mined and processed mineral raw materials for 125 years. The products it produces from them are used worldwide in agriculture, food and road safety and are important elements in numerous industrial processes. The nutrients potash and salt are accompanying the megatrend for the future: a constantly growing global population is becoming increasingly prosperous and striving for a more modern standard of living, which results in an increasing consumption of mineral raw materials. K+S serves the resulting growth in demand from production sites in Europe, North America and South America as well as through a global distribution network. K+S is the world’s largest salt producer and one of the top potash providers worldwide.
Updated 7.40pmTAOISEACH ENDA KENNY and UK Prime Minister David Cameron have urged all parties in Northern Ireland to keeping working to reach an agreement after the failure of the Richard Haass chaired talks.The full text of the Haass agreement has been published online.Haass is returing to the US this afternoon and, upon leaving, asked all parties to focus on the common ground achieved, something reiterated by Kenny this afternoon.“I am disappointed that the talks chaired by Dr. Richard Haass have concluded without reaching agreement. I believe this will also come as a disappointment to the people of Northern Ireland,” he said.I urge all the political parties in Northern Ireland to reflect on the progress that had been achieved. The Irish Government stands ready to work with the Northern Ireland Executive, and with the British Government, to support further efforts to achieve greater peace and build a united community in Northern Ireland. Kenny said he spoke with his UK counterpart this morning following the break-up of the negotiations, with Cameron later issuing a statement in which he echoed Kenny’s disappointment:Although it is disappointing the parties have not been able to reach full agreement at this stage, these talks have achieved much common ground, providing a basis for continuing discussions. There is a shared commitment to making progress on these very difficult issues that continue to be a focus for tension and division across the community.DUP members arrive for the final day of political talks at the Stormont Hotel. (Pic: PA Wire/ Peter Morrison)The talks concluded earlier this morning with no form of words acceptable to all sides agreed, despite seven different drafts put forward by Haass and his colleague Professor Meaghan O’Sullivan.Sinn Féin said that they endorsed the final document despite being unhappy with some aspects of it. A similar verdict was put forward by the SDLP.The DUP, however, said that there were some parts of the draft to which they “profoundly disapprove” and as a result could not support it without further consultation with their party base.Both Kenny and Cameron thanked Haass and his colleagues who have been working on the negotiations for months which followed a request from the First and Deputy First Ministers of Northern Ireland.Year of positive changeMeanwhile, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams called for a “change of political and economic direction to break the cycle of austerity, inequality, unemployment and emigration” in his New Year message for 2014.He called on the Irish and British Governments and all parties to make a collective effort to find a way forward based on the proposals issued by Haass.“What is needed is a fundamental realignment of Irish politics. The Irish people deserve better than the politics of two conservative blocs or parties of the left propping up right-wing governments,” said Adams.He also said that the future is about building the Peace Process, and that Sinn Féin “is committed to ensuring the full implementation of the Good Friday and all other Agreements”.- Additional reporting Aoife BarryRead: Haass talks in Belfast end without agreement >Read: ‘Today is the last day in Belfast. Hope leaders seize it’ – Haass urges progress as deadline looms >
THE RECENTLY APPOINTED Junior Minister with responsibility for labour activation has defended the controversial JobBridge scheme, saying it is “absolutely not” simply a way for employers to get cheap labour.Labour’s Kevin Humphreys said the scheme had been “very successful”, with 64% of participants gaining employment afterwards.Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, he stressed the “rigorous enforcement” by the Department of Social Protection of standards that ensure employers do not take advantage of the system.“Employers that abuse the system will be taken off,” he said.The scheme has frequently come under fire for offering internships for unsuitable positions.Last February, a Supervalu store advertised for off license, fresh food, bakery, and butcher interns.He added that another scheme, JobsPlus, has not been utilised enough by employers. Within that programme, the employer receives a subsidy if they hire someone who has been long-term unemployed.“Particular focus”The Junior Minister said that a “particular focus” is needed on the long-term unemployed, and also on ensuring that employment is not just in cities.He said that rural towns need to be “revitalised”, a task given to his party colleague Ann Phelan, who has been given special responsibility for rural economic development.‘While we have to make sure that there is a growing number of people getting back into employment, we have to make sure people aren’t left behind,’ Humphreys said.Last week saw the 25th consecutive fall in the number of people unemployed, down 3,400 to 382,800.The CSO stats published gave Ireland an unemployment rate of 11.5%, down 0.1%.A total of 11,640 people were on labour activation programmes, while 11,338 received Back to Work payments.Read: Southwest region performing strongly as unemployment rate falls again >More: Here’s what the social welfare budget paid for last year >
When the HoloLens, the $3,000 developer edition of Microsoft’s augmented reality headset, arrived here in the Geek.com office I wasn’t excited. Why should I be? Virtual reality headsets are now on the market, but whether or not the tech has a future is still a reasonable question. Augmented reality is different but similarly fraught technology. Even Google with all of its resources can’t seem to make Google Glass a thing that sticks.Meanwhile, although Microsoft makes great software (most of the time) the company’s hardware efforts have been a lot dodgier. Who can forget all those broken Xbox 360s and so-so first-gen Surface tablets. So imagine how surprised I, and pretty much everyone else in this office, was to discover that even in this early state the HoloLens just might be my favorite reality-altering headset.If you want a more technical rundown of HoloLens check out the preview on our sister site PCMag.com. But here’s an overview. The HoloLens is an augmented reality headset. While wearing it you see the real world around you along with projections of programs powered by a modified version of Windows. The point is to create the illusion these apps affect and exist in the real world.A radical new way to use what’s essentially a tablet-strength computer requires radical new interfaces, and HoloLens has a few options. The headset places a cursor where you are looking and you can pair it with a Bluetooth clicker device you use like a mouse. Pinching your fingers acts like a click as well, although I couldn’t get this gesture to work reliably. That was strange because the more complicated blossoming hand move used to open the Start menu, and look like a magician in the process, was way more consistent.You can also ask Cortana to do tasks like close a program or take a screenshot of what you’re looking at. You can even stream your sight to another screen. Viewers get a surprisingly smooth and accurate recreation of what it’s like to have your augmented eyeballs. Great! I definitely asked for this! The pared down design and low weight also make HoloLens the most comfortable and stylish headset I’ve worn so far, even if it still can leave you with a bad case of VR hair.The app selection is light, mostly because this a version of the hardware made for developers to create software in time for the consumer launch, but I messed around with a few apps available in the store. Although they didn’t reveal any hidden alien messages brainwashing humanity, experiences made for AR otherwise worked beautifully.I walked into a HoloStudio holographic shrine for Harambe fellow Geek writer (and Reboot expert) Will Greenwald built and added some heart holograms of my own. In fact, the entire office is now a hologram graveyard, every nook and cranny filled with digital trash visible only to those wearing HoloLens.RIP HolorambeI also caused psychedelic explosions to radiate throughout the room, hugging the contours of every desk, wall, and face in the office. Even just rearranging windows in 3D space and physically turning to look at the next program you want to launch is a trip. But more mundane tasks that work just fine on a regular computer, like browsing the Web or playing Crossy Road, didn’t translate as well to HoloLens. Typing is a pain (thank Grodd for predictive text) and manually dragging the chicken to make lateral movements is no way to play that endless Frogger.But plenty of hardware launches with bad software. HoloLens delivers where it counts, giving users an internet-enhanced version of their own reality with a functional untethered interface. The secret weapon is, in my opinion, not completely cutting off users from the outside world the way full VR headsets do. AR has always been more interesting to me than VR, and I think millions of Pokemon Go players would agree. HoloLens demonstrates why. And it’s not just the fact that the screen reflected in your eyes makes you look like a Terminator on a magazine cover about Mechanical Apartheid.Seeing a fake thing interact with the real world in real time just feels so much cooler than inhabiting an entirely fake, potentially nausea-inducing world. With or without Skype it’s also easier to socialize with others around you while wearing HoloLens, when you’re not staring off into the distance or pinching invisible gorillas. You can still feel somewhat like a real human being, not some helpless entombed cyborg. And while this means HoloLens can’t yet be a gaming powerhouse on the level of Oculus or HTC Vive hooked up to a monster rig, HoloLens is entirely self-contained and wireless, a more than worthwhile sacrifice. I can walk around and explore my new augmented reality, an experience more immersive than standing in place exploring a virtual reality.Too bad that makes you painfully aware how limiting the three-hour battery life is. But the biggest, most common complaint so far is that the field of view is too small. You can easily see the edges of a rectangle in front of you where all the AR action happens. Accumulated sweat can be an issue as well, but for me that was only because so many people here in the office wanted to wear the headset.I personally wouldn’t buy a HoloLens yet, because I’m not a developer and there’s just not much to do with it at the moment. But when the consumer version (eventually) launches, hopefully with compelling software, I could really see myself picking one up, or at least hogging the one in the office. I can’t say the same for its first-generation VR counterparts.Right now Microsoft HoloLens is impressive tech in its own right and a promising foundation for future AR hardware. Also, Harambe will never die if we keep him in our augmented-reality hearts. Our heARts? <> 1/7Windows 10 apps appear as flat holographic windows, either floating in the air or fixed to surfaces. 1/7You can Skype on the HoloLens, which projects a window of whoever you’re calling in front of you, and shows the other person your augmented view. 1/7One app, HoloPlanner, lets you see how furniture would look in your workspace. It’s very limited. 1/7HoloStudio lets you build your own holographic dioramas. 1/7Fragments is a detective game that uses the HoloLens like the augmented reality glasses in Heavy Rain. 1/7Galaxy Explorer projects a simple view of the galaxy and the Solar System in the middle of you room. 1/7RIP Holorambe
What’s open and what’s closed for Thanksgiving:o MAIL: No home delivery today except Express Mail. Post offices closed. The postal unit at Shell, 1605 N.W. Sixth Ave., Camas, is open 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day of the year. Post offices open Friday; mail delivered.o GARBAGE: Today’s trash and recyclables in Vancouver and most of Clark County will be picked up Friday; Friday’s trash and recyclables will be collected Saturday. In Camas, today’s trash and recyclables will be picked up Monday with Monday’s regular collections, and Friday’s trash and recyclables will be picked up with Tuesday’s collections.o TRANSFER STATIONS: West Van Materials Recovery Center, 6601 N.W. Old Lower River Road, and Central Transfer and Recycling Center, 11034 N.E. 117th Ave., closed today, open Friday.o PUBLIC SCHOOLS: No classes today and Friday.o COLLEGES: No classes at Washington State University Vancouver and Clark College today and Friday.o GOVERNMENT: City, county and state offices closed today and Friday. Federal offices closed today, open Friday.o PARKING METERS: On-street parking in Vancouver is free today and Friday.o ANIMAL SHELTER: Humane Society for Southwest Washington shelter closed today, open Friday.o LIBRARIES: Fort Vancouver Regional Library headquarters and branch libraries closed today, open Friday. Camas Public Library closed today and Friday.o BUSES: C-Tran and TriMet follow Sunday schedules today. C-Tran follows reduced service schedule Friday. TriMet will provide regular service Friday.o DRIVER’S LICENSING: Offices closed today and Friday.o VEHICLE LICENSING: Offices closed today and Friday.o VEHICLE EMISSIONS: Closed today, open Friday.o CLARK PUBLIC UTILITIES: Office closed today, open Friday. For outages or emergencies, call 360-992-3000.o ZOO: Oregon Zoo in Portland open.o BANKS: Closed today, open Friday.o FINANCIAL MARKETS: New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and other markets closed today. Markets close early Friday, at 10 a.m. Pacific time.o MARSHALL COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed today, open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.o FIRSTENBURG COMMUNITY CENTER: Closed today, open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.o CLARK COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Closed today and Friday.o WESTFIELD VANCOUVER MALL: Open 6 to 11:59 p.m. today, and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Anchor stores’ hours are: Nordstrom, closed today, open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; J.C. Penney, open 5 p.m. today until 11 p.m. Friday; Sears, open 6 p.m. today until 9 p.m. Friday; Macy’s, open 6 p.m. today until 10 p.m. Friday.o THE COLUMBIAN: Offices closed today, open Friday. Circulation customer service, 360-694-2312, is available 4:30 a.m. to noon today, and 4:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
We’ve been hearing for months about Alaska’s fiscal crisis. The budget is being cut and we’ll have to dip into reserves. Some economists predict that the state will run out of savings in less than a decade. But is there an alternative? Can the state make money for the general fund from sources other than oil revenue? Some economists say yes.Download Audio:HOST: Anne HillmanGUESTS:Joe Beedle, CEO, Northrim BankKSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m.Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 16 at 4:30 p.m.
A parking lot in downtown Anchorage between 6th and 7th avenues on H Street. (Staff photo)There’s a battle brewing in Anchorage over parking. It centers on a new plan to start charging at parking meters during weekends, and whether the changes will steer business in or out of the area.Listen NowIn Anchorage and elsewhere, most drivers share a common sentiment.“Nobody likes paying for parking,” explained Brian Borguno, Parking Director for the Anchorage Community Development Authority.ACDA controls about 6,000 parking spots in garages, surface lots, and at curbside meters. For years, the price for parking on downtown streets stayed flat, according to Borguno. Under the Berkowitz Administration, ACDA studied whether those old prices and policies still made sense.“It’s a limited resource,” Borguno said in a phone interview. “We only have so many spaces available that are curbside in the downtown setting.”When Borguno’s team collected data and had it independently analyzed, the results showed that about a third of the cars parked downtown on Saturdays were squatting there all day long. And that means less customers circulating through businesses in the area. Ultimately, a stakeholder group made up of property owners, restaurants, stores, and others endorsed the idea of charging at meters on Saturdays.It is not politically popular, though, to start demanding money for a resource that’s heretofore been free. At least free on weekends. But the policy change isn’t driven by a push to raise revenues, according to Borguno. Instead, it’s about increasing the rate of parking space turn-over in front of businesses, and directing people toward lots and garages if they plan on spending longer downtown.“When the on-street parking isn’t being managed, it limits the economic opportunity for businesses to have more customers, and the potential for people that are visiting downtown to have available space to park at the most convenient locations,” Borguno explained.There are 1,750 meters under the control of ACDA’s control (which bear the orange “EasyPark” branding), most of which have a two-hour limit, though some allow 10 hours. Under the current plan, the city will start a pilot program on July 1st that issues warning tickets when people don’t pay at two-hour meters on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Essentially: Saturday parking downtown will be just like any weekday. Once August rolls around, those warning tickets will become real parking tickets.Coming on the heels of last summer’s increase in meter rates, this is not welcomed news for Assembly Vice-Chair Forrest Dunbar.“There was a very negative reaction from the public, including from me,” said Dunbar, who represents communities on the east side of town, far from the business district downtown.Dunbar introduced a proposal that would bar charging for metered parking before noon on Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays. In documents filed with the Assembly, Dunbar wrote the start of metering on weekends could have “a chilling effect that could significantly impact the economy of downtown businesses.” This concern is less focused on merchants than on restaurants and bars, as well as their patrons.“A lot of people come downtown, and then if they’ve had too much to drink they’ll leave their car and they’ll take a cab home,” explained Dunbar, who thinks that if people suspect they’ll get a ticket for leaving a car parked overnight then they are more likely to risk driving home under the influence.“The parking people say they don’t think that’s the case. I think it’s common sense,” Dunbar added.For people living in far-away neighborhoods, relying on cabs is an expensive option. And Dunbar doesn’t think those residents have been sufficiently consulted about the change to parking fees. His ordinance leaves the door open for charging at curbside meters after noon on Saturday’s, as a compromise on the issue.There are no studies or data backing up the claims that DUIs will increase after a switch to metered parking on Saturdays, according to Borguno. He points out there are already limits on people parking along most downtown streets between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., particularly during winter when there is overnight snowplowing.The issue is set to be discussed during a 1 p.m. work session at City Hall on Thursday June 15th.Correction: an earlier version of this story misstated that Dunbar’s ordinance seeks to ban metering on evenings and Sundays.
Bob Daemmrich for the Texas TribuneGov. Greg Abbott and Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey shake hands after Abbott formally filed his papers for re-election, on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 in Austin. 00:00 /16:52 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Texas Governor Greg Abbott announces he will seek re-election and unveils a new veterans plan.U.S. Representative Gene Green announces he’s off to greener pastures and won’t be seeking re-election opening up his Congressional District 29. Superintendents with Harvey-affected schools want Texas to waive school ratings this year, but will the Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath? The Texas legislative staffers who logged sexual harassment incidents on a Google document have their voices heard and this spurs action by State leaders. On this weeks’ episode of Party Politics: Texas Edition, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus walk through the politics of: This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share Then, the guys get into why Texas Governor Greg Abbott would support one particular Republican running against an incumbent Republican in Houston House District 134? By the way, don’t forget to check out our national episodes of Party Politics, too.Party Politics is produced by Edel Howlin and our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander. X
Kolkata: The TMC Thursday charged that BJP’s proposed Rath Yatras in West Bengal were aimed at inciting communal passion in the state and accused the party of trying to divide the people along religious lines ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee said his party believes in constructive politics unlike the BJP which “only believes in destruction and dividing people”. He also referred to TMC’s fight to oust the 34-year-old Left regime in the state. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life “The kind of statements BJP leaders are making everyday reflects how the BJP is trying to instigate violence in the state. In the name of law violation programme what the BJP and its cadres are doing is just hooliganism,” he told newsmen. His comments come against the backdrop of BJP’s “law violation” programme in various parts of the state against the state government’s decision to deny it permission to hold the Rath Yatra programmes in the state. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed “The sole aim of BJP’s Rath Yatras was to incite communal passion in the state,” he said. Several BJP workers and police personnel were injured after a “law violation” programme of the saffron party turned violent in Basirhat town in North 24 Parganas district on Monday. At least 54 people have been arrested or detained in this connection, police said. The Supreme Court had on Monday declined urgent hearing on a BJP plea challenging a Calcutta High Court order disallowing its Rath Yatras in the state. The three-phased Rath yatra, also being called the ‘Save Democracy Rally’, was scheduled to be held this month and cover all the 42 Lok Sabha constituencies. The rallies were to be flagged off by BJP president Amit Shah.
Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Following a recent cautionary statement by the Reserve Bank of India directed at people who buy and sell digital currencies, India’s largest Bitcoin exchange service has suspended its operation.”This is being done to protect the interest of our customers and in no way is a reflection of Bitcoin’s true potential or price,” BuySellBitco.in said on its website. The trading platform was reportedly processing about 12 million rupees, or about $194,000, worth of Bitcoin transactions each month prior to the announcement.The shutdown looks like a precautionary measure, one that will shield the service from potentially forthcoming legal restrictions on digital currency businesses. On Christmas Eve, India’s central bank, which controls the nation’s monetary policy, released a statement warning Indian citizens of the risks associated with virtual currencies, including price volatility, vulnerability to hackers and a lack of ability to resolve payment disputes. However, unlike China, India’s government stopped short of banning financial institutions from handling Bitcoin-related transactions.The Reserve Bank of India “is presently examining the issues associated with the usage, holding and trading of virtual currencies under the extant legal and regulatory framework of the country,” Ajit Prasad, assistant general manager of the bank, said in the statement.BuySellBitco.in isn’t the only Bitcoin-related business in India to shut its doors following the central bank’s advisory. Another trading platform, INRBTC, has also suspended its services indefinitely. Citing the fact that people who buy and sell digital currencies are “exposed both legal and financial risks,” the exchange said on its website that “the only option left now is suspend the services until further arrangements can be made.”Just as China entered the Bitcoin market in a big way earlier this year — with the platform BTC China, which is open only to Chinese users, becoming the world’s largest in short order — Indian interest in the digital currency has grown in recent months, allowing India-based Bitcoin exchanges to spring up. But now their future appears to be in doubt.And yet Bitcoin is still the most valuable currency in the world. While down from the high of more than $1,200 that it reached last month, it remains well above $266, its previous high value before November.At 11:43 a.m. EST, the exchange value of a bitcoin on San Francisco-based Coinbase, which allows deposits and withdrawals in U.S. dollars from users’ bank accounts, was $732.Related: Bitcoin Price Plummets After Chinese Exchange Bans Yuan Deposits December 27, 2013 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 3 min read
Chechnya protest outside of Russian Embassy in London. | Photo: David Hudson A same-sex couple, who had gone to Russia to support France, were beaten in St Petersburg.The pair were targeted after catching a taxi together, according to Telegram channel Operdrain.The victim was named as O Davrius, who was taken to hospital.Doctors discovered he had a brain contusion and open craniocerebral injury, as well as an upper jaw fracture.The victims’ telephones and money were also taken during the attack.Two men in their 20s, named as Ismet Gaidarov and Rasul Magomedev, were arrested in connection with the attack.Earlier today, GSN revealed an interview with an insider at the Russia Football Union. He reveals there is a conspiracy to cover up the murder of a LGBTI person:Death threats and many warnings about LGBTI safety from officialsThugs have already threatened to murder LGBTI fans.Pride in Football – an alliance of LGBTI football fan groups – has had to report death threats to police.Joe White, Pride in Football’s campaign leader, says the threats are being taken seriously.‘We’ve had people say that if they find us they’ll stab us. So it’s been a mixture but they’re being dealt with seriously and those investigations are still ongoing,’ he says.Broadcaster Anton Krasovsky, who lost his career after coming out on TV, has also warned LGBTI fans. Thugs have attacked a gay World Cup fan who is now in hospital with a severe brain injury. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Speaking to HuffPost, he said Moscow is worth visiting because of its underground gay scene.However, he added: ‘But what I’d also like to tell everyone is: don’t take a stand in public. It’s not safe.’‘It’s not safe’The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Be on the Ball guide, has also strongly urged fans to not express they are LGBTI.It states: ‘There is no reason not to come to the World Cup if you are LGBT+’Confirming that though ame-sex sexual activity is not illegal in Russia they advise:‘you do not publicly display your sexuality, but this is up to the individual.’The guide says the country’s gay propaganda law ‘effectively prohibits public display of LGBT+ rights.’However, The St Petersburg group Coming Out has set up a safety hotline for any visiting fans who feel threatened.They said ‘although Russia promises to demonstrate a high level of tolerance and security, foreign football organizations warn LGBT fans that there are no effective laws in Russia that would protect them against potential manifestations of intolerance.’‘But if you have been refused services for being LGBTI, are attacked or threatened with violence, accused of ‘gay propaganda’, you are welcome to call the hotline.’Call +7 (953) 170 97 71 or email [email protected]Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) World Cup: Football insider reveals Russia will cover up LGBTI murdersLGBTI activist Peter Tatchell detained in Russia at World CupGay kissing in public will be reported to police at Russia World CupRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/thugs-attack-gay-world-cup-fan-in-hospital-with-severe-brain-injury/ GAYSTARNEWS-
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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. “Technology and the work environment are important factors in medical imaging diagnostics,” said Bockisch. “Improvements in image quality immediately increase diagnostic certainty.” The compact design of the Biograph mCT also makes the system more patient-friendly than conventional systems. An oversized 78-cm bore and short tunnel, in combination with an extra-wide and comfortable patient table designed for a capacity of 227 kilograms, are highly suitable for patients previously considered difficult to examine, such as bariatric or geriatric patients. The system is also equipped with a premium-class CT system that can adjust to a patient’s needs and medical requirements. As the first molecular CT scanner, Biograph mCT combines dynamic components, such as movable adaptive dose screening and a scan range of up to two meters. The scanner’s high temporal resolution of up to 74 milliseconds, combined with up to 128 slices per rotation, enables display of even the finest anatomical details at reduced motion artifacts. Using the Adaptive Dose Shield, the system avoids unnecessary radiation during all examinations. This ensures that the patient is exposed only to the clinically required dose. In addition, the TrueV option expands the axial field of view of the PET portion of Biograph mCT by one-third – increasing the performance of the system enormously. When required, the physician is able to individually reduce the dose or scan times, or considerably improve image quality. 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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Dr. Gerald Antoch, head of the department and assistant director at the Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology at the University Clinic Essen, envisions the combination of PET and high-performance Spiral CT opening up completely new possibilities in the area of hybrid oncological and cardiac diagnostics . 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News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more October 13, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare reported today at the annual meeting of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) in Barcelona, Spain, that leading hospitals in England, France, Germany and Monaco have shown strong interest and adoption of the Biograph mCT, the worlds first molecular CT, to fuel advanced diagnostic capabilities and to drive greater workflow efficiencies.The Biograph mCT combines the abilities of a high-resolution positron pmission tomography (PET) system with those of a premium diagnostic computed tomography (CT) system. This unique combination of technologies results in improved image quality reduced scan times and increased patient comfort.First introduced at EANM in 2008, the Biograph mCT has a uniform 2-mm image resolution throughout the entire field of view designed to significantly improve image quality and offer clinicians increased confidence in diagnosis. The ability for five-minute, whole-body PET scanning, combined with a large bore and short tunnel, offers a more flexible solution for demanding workflows, as well as a more comfortable environment for the patient. The Biograph mCT can serve as a PET/CT system for molecular imaging, and at the same time, it is powerful enough to serve as a dedicated CT. Among the first to work with the new system is Dr. Andreas Bockisch, director of the Clinic for Nuclear Medicine, University Clinic in Essen, Germany, and president of the German Society for Nuclear Medicine. Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more For more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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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From a bottom-line perspective, the use of one integrated scanner that offers shared services between molecular imaging and radiology departments is a highly efficient means of making the most of an institution’s imaging equipment and strengthening the existing workflows between the two departments. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. ”It allows us to apply examination protocols specific to a particular disease in a patient-oriented manner,” said Antoch. “Some excellent examples of this are PET/CT colonographies for patients suffering from colon cancer or hybrid cardiac imaging for patients with coronary cardiac pathologies.” 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 Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. With the Biograph mCT, one examination room serves two modalities. PET and CT scans alike can be performed by one team of operators using only one schedule and. The system provides functional, anatomical, and molecular information from non-invasive examinations, plus a high level of efficiency. The High Definition PET (HD/PET) technology of the new system enables faster scan times, as well as sharper and more precise images. As compared to previous solutions, Biograph mCT is currently the only system that performs routine PET/CT scanning in only five minutes, and coupled with a homogeneous two millimeter resolution across the entire field of view, it produces high quality diagnostic images that surpasses standard PET images. News | October 13, 2009 Siemens Reports Strong Response to mCT in Europe Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more
“I know Patrick’s deal is coming up — he needs to be compensated as the best corner in the game, which I feel he is,” he said. Fitz has since restructured his own contract and freed up cap space for the Cardinals, a move that presumably would help them redo Peterson’s deal if that’s what they want to do.And if it’s not, will Peterson consider holding out to get the contract he desires? He did recently hire a new agent, Joel Segal, who has had clients miss time due to contract squabbles. “I can’t speak on that right now,” he said. “Me and my agent, we haven’t talked about some of those possibilities. But we’ll have to wait and see what happens.”Your browser does not support iframes. “My plan is just to continue playing football at a high level,” Peterson said. “Because at the end of the day it will come. I have two more years left on my deal. I just want to continue playing lights-out football. At the end of the day, once I earn it — I won’t say it will be a relief, but it will be a joy to know that it’s time to be recognized. “I just want to continue playing at a high level, and once that day comes I’ll be ready for it. I believe I’ve done enough work to earn that.”As of now, Peterson is under contract for 2014 with a team option in 2015. In three seasons since being selected with the fifth overall pick out of LSU, Peterson has made the Pro Bowl three times and has emerged as one of the elite cornerbacks in the NFL. He’s intercepted 12 passes in his NFL career, and was assigned to cover the opponent’s top receiver on a weekly basis last season for the league’s sixth-ranked defense.The website ProFootballFocus.com ranked Peterson as the league’s 16th-best cornerback in 2013. At the very least, Peterson’s teammate Larry Fitzgerald said last week that he believes the cornerback’s time has come. Top Stories Last week, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson said he would like a contract extension, but was kind of in a wait-and-see mode. “I’m under contract for two more years, so I want to continue playing great football,” he said. “Whenever (GM) Steve Keim and (team president) Michael Bidwill address me and my agent (about a contract extension), we’ll go from there.” The 23-year-old was asked about his contract again Tuesday, this time by ProFootballTalk. What would he do, they wondered, if the Cardinals didn’t approach him with a new deal? The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments Share
Go back to the e-newsletter >Meliá Hotels has announced the addition to its portfolio of a luxury resort in the northwest of Tenerife. The resort is surrounded by the 18-hole Buenavista golf course designed by the legendary Severiano Ballesteros. The hotel has been renamed Meliá Hacienda del Conde and will be adapted to the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand standards.Meliá Hotels International takes over the hotel from the Vincci Group (it was previously operated as the Vincci Buenavista Golf & Spa). The hotel was a project supported by the island authorities a few years ago, and has now been acquired by the company Nueva Isla Baja. It enjoys views over the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by a protected nature reserve; a retreat for the adult-only guests for which the new resort hotel is designed.The Vice Chairman and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, Gabriel Escarrer, thanked the new owners for their trust in the Meliá brand, and expressed his confidence about the success of the product, stating, “With the addition of this hotel in a magnificent location off the beaten track on the island of Tenerife, Meliá confirms its leadership in the luxury resorts segment and assumes the challenge of creating a new hotel-destination that will further extend the island’s facilities for superior quality tourism in both the leisure and convention segments.”Meliá Hacienda del Conde will provide 117 spacious (from 40sqm upwards), fully equipped rooms as well as a YHI Spa, the Meliá Hotels & Resorts wellness brand, with treatment rooms, thermal circuit and a full gym. The hotel also features a lagoon-style pool and sun terraces overlooking the sea.Among other new brand attributes, the hotel will open with the exclusive ‘The Level’ service offered by Meliá Hotels & Resorts, providing a VIP experience within the hotel, including superior rooms, reserved lounge areas within the resort, private breakfast room and check-in, Loewe premium-brand bathroom amenities and a pillow menu, among other privileges.The hotel has an à la carte restaurant that combines local tradition with more international flavours, as well as a grand buffet restaurant offering an extensive variety of products. The culinary offer is completed by a restaurant, poolside bar and an indoor cafe serving the finest coffees and teas.Go back to the e-newsletter >