Morocco’s big energy projects attract giant companies

first_imgRabat- Amid the political turmoil that engulfs Northern Africa and the reion’s shadowy prospects for investments, Morocco has established itself as an attractive destination for international oil and gas companies that are targeting the next Eldorado of fossil fuels.The unstable situation in North Africa and the potentials of big discoveries of oil and gas deposits have put Morocco on the energy map. Numerous giants in the sector have rushed in to acquire permits to explore Morocco’s onshore and offshore potentials. Chevron, BP, Cairn Energy, in addition to other smaller corporations out of a total of 29 firms operating in Morocco have all expressed interest in getting their share of the promising energy pie. In spite of talking basically about potentials and nothing tangible so far, the operating firms remain highly optimistic about the future of Morocco as an underexplored region. According to Reuters, discoveries off Brazil’s coastline have raised hopes that similar hydrocarbon formations lie unexploited off the African coast.“If we were not optimistic, we wouldn’t be here. There is prospectivity,” Mahdi Sajjad, Gulfsands Petroleum CEO told Morocco World News. “Morocco does present an opportunity that has to be explored; it has potential, that’s why we’ve decided to come,” he saidoOn the sidelines of a conference on investment opportunities in gas and oil in Morocco, held on Wednesday in CasabalancaAs a net energy importer, Morocco spends around MAD 100 billion to meet growing domestic energy needs. To alleviate the pressure resulting from the expensive bills, a strategy has been established aiming at diversifying Morocco’s energy sources by means of focusing on renewable energies: solar, wind and hydropower.Morocco, however, seems to be putting its fingers in too many pies, juggling at once two major projects: oil/gas and the renewable energies. “There is no collision at all between renewable energies and fossil fuels, they should complement each other and make energy affordable,” added Sajjad.last_img read more

Morocco Officially Elected to Host 2018 African Nations Championship

Rabat – The African Football Federation (CAF) has officially chosen Morocco as host of the upcoming African Nations Championship (CHAN), scheduled to take place from January 12 to February 4, 2018.  Morocco submitted its candidacy to host the continental tournament on September 30 a week after the CAF stripped Kenya of the right to host the competition due to a lack of infrastructure.Following the decision of the African football body, Morocco, Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea submitted their bids to host the tournament. Ethiopia eventually withdrew its candidacy. Prior to the announcement of the CAF decision, Morocco appeared the most favorite candidate to host the competition. Morocco chose four stadiums to host the tournament: Agadir’s Adrar stadium, Tangier’s Ibn Battouta stadium, Casablanca’s Mohammed V stadium, and Marrakech’s grand stadium.The CHAN brings together 16 national teams made up of players selected in their respective national championships. read more

Franchise fatigue continues with ‘Men in Black’ and ‘Shaft’

LOS ANGELES — “Men in Black: International” is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend but the Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth-led reboot isn’t exactly a franchise-revitalizing hit.Hampered by poor reviews, Sony Pictures on Sunday estimates that the film earned only $28.5 million in ticket sales nationwide over the weekend.“The Secret Life of Pets 2” got the No. 2 spot in its second weekend with $23.8 million. Disney’s “Aladdin,” now in weekend four, took third with $16.7 million. “Dark Phoenix” placed fourth with $9 million and “Rocketman” coasted to fifth with $8.8 million.All performed better than the weekend’s other new sequel “Shaft,” which also struggled to find an audience in North America in its first weekend, opening in sixth to only $8.3 million.Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press read more

New era of oil supply certainty force changes in Canadian producers strategies

CALGARY — A shift in global oil markets sentiment is under way, replacing decades of scarcity fears with confidence in surpluses, capping oil prices and forcing changes in the way the industry works, observers say.“We’re moving from a mindset where oil was considered a scarce resource to one now where it’s more of a plentiful resource,” said Steve Reynish, executive vice-president of strategy and corporate development at Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU), speaking at a conference in Calgary last week.“What we’re seeing is a huge reorganization worldwide and it’s all about how can we compete in a more plentiful world and that really takes us to competitiveness, cost-cutting, capital discipline.”Reynish said Canada has fallen behind the U.S. in pipeline and major resource project construction and needs to rework regulatory, political and environmental priorities. As an example, he reiterated a call by Suncor CEO Steve Williams last year to update Alberta conservation rules to allow oilsands producers to leave the most costly and carbon-intensive portions of a resource untapped.The world’s current oil oversupply has been largely driven by U.S. shale oil and gas plays, Reynish said. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Canada’s largest energy customer has boosted domestic oil production from less than four million barrels per day in 2008 to 9.2 million bpd now, while gas output has risen from 67 million cubic feet per day to 89 million cf/d.The production surplus that put oil prices in a funk starting in mid-2014 has pushed potential investors to the sidelines, experts say.Energy analyst Nick Lupick of AltaCorp Capital said the recent stability in benchmark U.S. West Texas Intermediate prices has encouraged some investors to put oil and gas stocks back in their portfolios again but the market is “skittish” and could easily be derailed by volatility in oil prices. Most funds remain below market weighting in oil and gas securities, he said.“Between US$50 and $53 WTI (per barrel) is perfect,” he said in an interview.“If we can sit there for the rest of the year, fundamentals are showing better, buying will likely continue, and the weightings will come up. What we don’t want to see is volatility.”WTI was trading at above US $51 on Friday.Oilsands production is expected to rise early next year as Suncor’s Fort Hills mine adds 194,000 bpd and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ) brings on its 80,000-bpd Horizon mine expansion.Lupick said there’s plenty of demand in the world for that heavy oil but a lack of pipeline space means higher-priced railway cars will have to be employed to bring new barrels to market in the short term.Adam Waterous, who left Scotiabank to start investment firm Waterous Energy Fund early this year, said he remains convinced that this is the perfect time to invest in oil and gas after four decades of “lousy” six to eight per cent returns from the sector.He said the “age of scarcity” began with the Arab oil embargo on the U.S. in 1973 and has ever since prompted poorly-considered energy projects in Canada based on overly optimistic commodity price forecasts.“Optimism is the enemy of the investor,” he said. “I’m a buyer right now. I love negative headlines.”The Waterous fund was created with the goal to invest $200 million- to $400-million in oil and gas companies — it bought two-thirds of the shares in Northern Blizzard Resources (since renamed Cona Resources Ltd.) earlier this year for about $244 million.Suncor will be one of the first major Canadian oil and gas companies to report its third-quarter financial results on Oct. 25.Analysts say few surprises are expected as companies continue to sacrifice growth in favour of conservative budgets that keep spending to less than cash flow (the difference between revenue and expenses).Companies with refinery assets such as Suncor, Imperial Oil Ltd. (TSX:IMO), Husky Energy Inc. (TSX:HSE) and Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE) are expected to do well as refinery profit margins rose when competing Gulf Coast refineries were closed due to flooding caused by hurricane Harvey.However, a US six-cent gain in the average value of the Canadian dollar in the third quarter compared with the second is expected to hurt producers’ realized oil and gas prices, dampening third-quarter profits.Follow HealingSlowly on Twitter. read more

Trump lashes out on Twitter ahead of social media summit

WASHINGTON — President Trump is on a Twitter tirade ahead of his White House “Social Media Summit” gathering of mostly conservative groups.Trump is tweeting against social media companies, the press and his Democratic rivals, while calling himself “so great looking and smart, a true Stable Genius!”Trump says a “big subject’ of Thursday’s summit “will be the tremendous dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression practiced by certain” companies.Google, Facebook and Twitter weren’t invited to the event, their representatives have confirmed.Trump also lashed out at the press, asserting that, “Fake News is not as important, or as powerful, as Social Media” and predicting outlets “will quickly go out of business” when he leaves office. He asserted that “even Social Media would be driven out of business” if he loses in 2020.The Associated Press read more

New hotel hosts job fair

by audreywhelan Posted Jun 27, 2016 7:11 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email New hotel hosts job fair There’s a chance Monday to get a job working in Calgary’s newest hotel.The Marriott is opening soon at the International Terminal at Calgary International Airport, and they are hosting a job fair.The hotel is looking to hire 200 people to work in a variety of roles including front desk, housekeeping, food and beverage and more.The fair is being held from 9 to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Fort Calgary.

Gasoline sales hit over 40 year low in Canada

Gasoline sales hit over 40 year low in Canada Alberta|Calgary|Canada|economy|fort mcmurray|gas|Oilsands|YYC A report out from Stats Canada says the amount of domestic oil being refined in this country hit the lowest level since 1973 in May.Much of the blame goes to the Fort McMurray wildfire halting operations at many oilsands facilities.But, another alarming stat is from this province, as per-capita gasoline sales in Alberta slid to a five year low.Dan McTeague with GasBuddy.com says more fuel efficient vehicles are factors.“That really is a small side story to the overall impact of so many people not having work,” he explained. “More importantly, [there are] those who aren’t filling up simply because there is nowhere to drive to.”He hopes refineries are not shelved or mothballed because when the economy picks up, demand will rise and we don’t want to be even more dependent on gasoline supplies from other countries. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Related Stories Oil prices not expected to improve in 2016Oil prices poised to slide, crude glut continuesHigher prices from Fort McMurray wildfire to boost Q2 energy company results by Cindy White Posted Aug 15, 2016 2:15 pm MDT (Pexel) read more

Opinion NFL drug policy flawed not broken

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (13) just misses a catch that would have been a touchdown against Indianapolis Colts cornerback Jerraud Powers (25) on a play during second half action on Oct. 21, 2012, in Indianapolis. The Colts won, 17-13.Credit: Courtesy of MCTWhile the NFL has been garnering attention lately for its handling of domestic violence, much of the league’s attention has been fixed on reworking its drug policy. And after a quick look at the reported major points of the new policy, it’s easy to see why it needed an update.First of all, it was clear that marijuana should not be treated as seriously as other drugs considering some states have gone so far as to legalize the drug, opting for regulations similar to those that surround the consumption of alcohol. That did not stop the NFL — under its old policy — from imposing a 16-game suspension on Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon for a repeated failed test.For marijuana to be put in the same category as other drugs, ones that are dangerous or performance-enhancing, was a sign that the policy needed some reworking. Under the new policy, the punishments for failed marijuana tests are treated differently than those other drugs, such as cocaine or amphetamines.Furthermore, the threshold for a positive marijuana test was stunningly low, at 15 nanograms per milliliter. By comparison, the threshold for the Olympics by the World Anti-Doping Agency is 150 nanograms per milliliter, a whopping 10 times higher.While the reworked threshold of 35 nanograms per milliliter is still on the low side, it is an improvement. Players and agents complained that under the old limit, simply being near someone who was smoking marijuana could get your sample over the threshold.The next major update to the drug policy was a two-game suspension without pay for a player’s first DUI conviction. The key here is that the suspension is for a conviction, not an arrest. I find this very interesting, because it seems the NFL is trying to make a point to give its players the benefit of the doubt in legal matters.Take the recent Ray Rice or Adrian Peterson situations. Rice, despite the writing being on the wall that he assaulted his then-fiancee Janay Rice in an elevator in Atlantic City, N.J., was only handed a two-game suspension. It was later, when a video surfaced of the running back punching her, that the NFL took things more seriously.Peterson, on the other hand, has yet to receive a suspension despite openly admitting that he beat his 4-year-old son. Furthermore, the Minnesota Vikings announced they activated Peterson this week, indicating the NFL will not be suspending him at this time (on a related note, it will be interesting to see if Peterson gets a Rice-style crackdown now that it has surfaced that he has also beaten another 4-year-old son of his).These situations relate back to the reworked DUI policy. Even if it is known that the player was indeed driving under the influence, the NFL is determined to grant him his due process and try to avoid being the judge and jury. There is, however, an exception for “aggravating circumstances,” such as extreme intoxication, injury or death to a third party, or prior arrests. In such cases, the NFL could still hand down a punishment before the legal process plays out.Additionally, the league will finally adopt testing for human growth hormone. This is a no-brainer, and it shocks me that it has taken this long to get on board with.It will be interesting to see what effect the new HGH policy will have. With the sheer size of many of these players, it is hard for the thought to not at least creep into your mind about possible illegal measures.The punishment will be a four-game suspension for a first positive HGH test. That might not seem like the harshest punishment, but it is important to remember that the NFL only has a 16-game schedule. In MLB, a first positive test for performance-enhancing drugs results in a 80-game suspension, which is about 50 percent of the 162-game regular season. Compare that to the 25 percent a four-game suspension in the NFL brings, and, while still significantly less, it becomes more reasonable, especially since the 80-game rule is a recent change for MLB, which used to hand out 50-game suspensions for the first offense.The NFL has been much scrutinized for its policies this year, and its main response tactic seems to be covering its tracks. At least this cleanup was mostly done right. read more

Sir Bruce Forsyth buried in private funeral service his family reveal

first_imgThe funeral of Sir Bruce Forsyth was held on Monday, his manager has said.Sir Bruce was buried on September 4 in a private ceremony.A statement from Ian Wilson, released on behalf of Lady Forsyth and the family, said: “The funeral of Sir Bruce Forsyth CBE took place yesterday, Monday 4th September.”It was the express wish of Lady Forsyth and family that this be a private event and they would like to thank the media for respecting this request. There will be no further details or comment.”A more public celebration of Sir Bruce’s life will be announced in the coming weeks.” Executive producer Louise Rainbow previously said the Strictly pros will put on “a heart-felt performance” as part of the launch show’s celebration of the late star.In a statement posted on Twitter, Rainbow said: “The thoughts of everyone here are still very much with Sir Bruce’s family. The TV presenter and Strictly Come Dancing host died aged 89 on August 18.The BBC recently confirmed they would pay tribute to Sir Bruce in the launch episode of the show this weekend.Sir Bruce was at the helm of the BBC dance contest alongside Tess Daly for 10 years, from its launch in 2004 until 2014. “Of course, we will be paying tribute to Sir Bruce at our launch show and this will include a heart-felt performance from our Strictly professional dancers.”We all want to celebrate him and all that he loved about the show. Sir Bruce was, and will always be, a huge part of Strictly Come Dancing.”Strictly Come Dancing returns for the launch show on BBC 1 at 7pm on September 9.center_img Show more Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Twentyeight took to shelter in TCI fortunately Erika fizzles

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:National Emergency Operations Center. shelters Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 31 Aug 2015 – During a post Erika debriefing on Saturday morning, The National Emergency Operations Center reported that Erika dumped less than two inches of rain on the Turks and Caicos and caused no injuries or damages to property. Throughout the islands, 28 people reported to shelters; 15 people on Provo, 11 on South Caicos and two on Salt Cay left their low lying properties for the night as a precaution, but fortunately the storm did not pack as much punch as predicted by forecasters. Meanwhile, the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies is keeping an eye on Fred, the sixth named system and asking residents to be vigilant.last_img read more

Sources Obama to nominate Hagel as Pentagon chief

first_imgWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, a senior administration official said Sunday, choosing a former Senate colleague and a decorated Vietnam veteran and signaling he’s ready for a contentious confirmation fight likely dominated by questions about Hagel’s stands on Israel and Iran.Obama, who avoided a Capitol Hill battle by deciding not to nominate U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as his first choice for secretary of state, went ahead with Hagel, 66, even as leading Republicans announced their opposition — though they stopped short of saying they might try to block Hagel.Seeking to soften the ground, the White House was alerting Senate Democrats that Hagel’s selection as the successor to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in Obama’s second-term Cabinet was imminent, according to a congressional official.Obama, who returned to Washington on Sunday from his Hawaiian vacation, was expected to nominate Hagel on Monday. Congress is on break this coming week.The officials requested anonymity in order to discuss Hagel’s nomination ahead of Obama.Hagel, a moderate Republican, built a strong relationship with Obama during their travel as senators. But the former Nebraska lawmaker has faced withering criticism from Congress since emerging as the front-runner for the Pentagon post.last_img read more

Newsstand Sales Is There Reason for Hope

first_imgNewsstand sales in the second half of 2009 were dreadful, but in the wreckage there are some hopeful signs that the worst may be over. Recently released data from ABC and BPA revealed (based on preliminary analysis) that unit sales of audited publications for the six-month period ending December 2009 fell 11.9 percent and revenue declined 12 percent. Note that the decline in unit sales is approximately three percentage points higher than the 9.1 percent figure that has recently been reported in the press. The reason for the difference is that my calculations are based on actual year previous comparisons and are not limited to comparing only year previous sales of titles shown on the current audit bureau reports. The differences have been exacerbated by the enormous number of publications that reported sales in the second half of 2008, but have since been discontinued or ceased being audited (more on that later).The newsstand sales slide began in earnest in the second half of 2008. Prior to that, newsstand unit sales had been annually declining at about 2 percent while revenue remained essentially flat. But in the second half of 2008 unit sales precipitously fell 15.6 percent and in the next six-month period unit sales again declined by over 15 percent. In the second half of last year the nearly12 percent decline was less than the two previous periods, but still historically aberrant. Make no mistake about it, the newsstand sales decline of the last two years has been brutal—unit sales of audited publications have fallen a massive 23 percent—from 932 million in 2007 to 717 million in 2009—a debilitating annual loss of 215 million unit sales.The newsstand sales decline the last two years has been devastatingly steep, but it may have had a long overdue newsstand cleansing effect. Despite the record sales declines there are several reasons to be, at least partially, optimistic that newsstand sales may have bottomed out in the second half of 2009.1. Publication Closings Peak: The magazine publishing industry, after decades of success, had become plagued by an over abundance of publications. On the newsstand there were too many titles fighting for too little display space. It hasn’t been pretty, but the weeding out process has come swiftly. In the second half of last year there were a record 82 audited publications that were discontinued or ceased being audited. In the aggregate the titles discontinued in second half of last year accounted for nearly $70 million in retail revenue and 11 million in units sales. About one third of the 11.9 percent drop in unit sales for the period can be directly attributed to discontinued titles.2. New Publication Starts Reached Their Nadir: New publications are the lifeblood of the newsstand, but their stream nearly dried up in 2009 as publishers struggled to put their financial houses in order. In the second half of last year there were just six newly audited publications, of which only three had significant newsstand sales—Hearst’s Food Network debuted with near record sales of 358,000 per issue, Clean Eating, published by Canusa, also had an impressive debut reporting 119,000 sales per issue and Science Illustrated from Bonnier reported solid newsstand sales of 40,000 per issue.There is a lot evidence to indicate that the heavy title discontinuance process may have peaked and has begun to slow to a more normal pace. Plus it’s expected that the new publication stream will be unclogged as publishers gain confidence from a revived economy. I think we can expect a much better balance between title discontinuances and new publication starts beginning in 2010. This will have a positive impact on future newsstand sales.Changing Sales PatternsThere are, however, indications that the immense sales upheaval the industry has experienced the last several years will have its effect on future sales patterns. One of these is the growing significance of checkout titles. In the second half of last year the unit sales of the 68 leading checkout titles declined 7.7 percent and revenue fell 6.6 percent. The six weekly celebrity publications (People, US, Star, InTouch, OK!, Life & Style ) posted aggregate sales that mirrored that of the checkout sector as a whole—unit sales down 6.7 percent and revenue off 6.3 percent. This wasn’t exactly superlative performance, but compared to mainline title sales it looks positively spectacular. Mainline title sales fell 24.7 percent and revenue declined 23.2 percent. The checkout and mainline sales disparity points to the growing influence of retail chains and their emphasis on checkout title sales. This is a trend that is likely to continue as retail chains become even more selective in the titles they distribute.  Final ThoughtsThe worst may be over, but it doesn’t seem likely that newsstand sales will soon return to levels achieved a few short years ago. It also appears as if the retail environment will be less friendly to mainline titles. However, it’s entirely possible that the future sales process will be more efficient for the surviving publications.last_img read more

US vice president calls for Reuters journalists release

first_imgUS vice president Mike Pence delivers a speech at the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) in Washington, US, 24 August 2018. Photo: ReutersUS vice president Mike Pence on Tuesday called on Myanmar’s government to reverse a court ruling that imprisoned two Reuters journalists for seven years and to release them immediately.The journalists were found guilty on Monday on official secrets charges in a landmark case seen as a test of progress toward democracy in Myanmar, which was ruled by a military junta until 2011.Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were investigating the killing by security forces of Rohingya villagers at the time of their arrest last December, and had pleaded not guilty.”Wa Lone & Kyaw Soe Oo shd be commended-not imprisoned-for their work exposing human rights violations & mass killings. Freedom of religion & freedom of the press are essential to a strong democracy,” Pence wrote on Twitter.Pence is the most senior US official to add his voice to an international outcry against the verdict by a Myanmar judge, who said the two had breached the colonial-era Official Secrets Act when they collected and obtained confidential documents.In Yangon earlier on Tuesday, the wives of two journalists insisted that the men were innocent and called for them to be reunited with their families.”Deeply troubled by the Burmese court ruling sentencing 2 @Reuters journalists to 7 years in jail for doing their job reporting on the atrocities being committed on the Rohingya people,” Pence wrote in another tweet.US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday that the United States would become more vocal about the two journalists’ situation.Speaking at a news conference in New York marking the US assumption of the rotating chairmanship of the Security Council for September, Haley said the reporters were “in prison for telling the truth.”Mark Green, administrator for the US Agency for International Development, said “these convictions are an enormous setback for democracy and the rule of law in Burma.”Mounting PressureThe verdict came amid mounting pressure on the government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi over a security crackdown sparked by attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents on security forces in Rakhine State in west Myanmar in August 2017.More than 700,000 stateless Rohingya Muslims have fled into Bangladesh since then, according to U.N. agencies. The Rohingya, who regard themselves as native to Rakhine, are widely considered as interlopers by the country’s Buddhist majority and are denied citizenship.Neither Suu Kyi nor her government has commented publicly on the case since the reporters were convicted.The journalists were arrested on 12 December while investigating the killing of 10 Rohingya men and boys and other abuses involving soldiers and police in the village of Inn Din.Myanmar has denied allegations of atrocities against Rohingya by its security forces, saying it conducted a legitimate counterinsurgency operation against Muslim militants.The military acknowledged the killing of the 10 Rohingya at Inn Din after arresting the Reuters reporters.A UN mandated fact-finding mission said last week that Myanmar’s military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal intent” and called for top generals to be prosecuted. Myanmar rejected the findings.The International Criminal Court is considering whether it has jurisdiction over events in Rakhine, while the United States, the European Union and Canada have sanctioned Myanmar military and police officers over the crackdown.last_img read more

Most Popular Radiology Technology Content on ITN in February 2019

first_imgNews | Radiology Imaging | March 04, 2019 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane Most Popular Radiology Technology Content on ITN in February 2019 Related Content Here is the list of the most popular articles and videos on the Imaging Technology News (ITN) magazine website from the month of February 2019. This is based on website analytics of the month’s 205,192 pageviews:1. Virtual Reality Boosts Revenues and Patient Understanding2. 5 Key Trends in New Ultrasound Technology3. MRI and Computer Modeling Reveals How Wrist Bones Move4. Stereotactic Radiotherapy Improves Long-Term Survival in Stage-IV Cancers5. Congress Directs FDA to Establish Federal Breast Density Inform Standard6. Siemens Healthineers Demonstrates Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare Digitalization at HIMSS197. Philips Launches Epiq Elite Ultrasound Series8. Study Assesses Risk of MRI Exams for Patients With Tattoos9. 360 View of the Gantry Room at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center10. New Pathology Guideline Advances Accuracy in Breast Cancer Testing FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Slice v 3D: Patients and surgeons at Hoag Memorial Hospital are looking at virtual reality reconstructions (right) over conventional 2D images. Images courtesy of Hoag Memorial Hospital News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more 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 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 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 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. News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more last_img read more

UN says alarming spike in female suicide bombings in Nigeria

first_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The agency is concerned that children will increasingly be seen as “potential threats,” putting them in danger of retaliation and jeopardizing their return home.A trauma counselor helping some of 700 children and women rescued from captivity by Nigeria’s military last month told The Associated Press he had to have a 4-year-old Boko Haram supporter removed from a refugee camp. He feared for the boy’s life.The child openly boasted that his father would slit people’s throats and said the killing of infidels was the work of God, according to the counselor, who insisted on anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject.—Faul reported from Lagos, Nigeria.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center GUBIO, Nigeria (AP) — Children are now being seen as potential threats after an “alarming spike” in suicide bombings by girls and women used by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria, the U.N. children’s agency said Tuesday.The number of reported suicide attacks has jumped to 27 in the first five months of this year compared to 26 for all of last year, it said.Tuesday’s report came as Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno state visited the site of the latest Boko Haram attack and surveyed the damage: 37 people killed Sunday, 400 buildings razed including mosques, and 22 vehicles and dozens of motorcycles torched. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement “I appeal to you not to flee from your homes. We assure you that we are going to rebuild the ancient town of Gubio,” Shettima pleaded.But locals looking at firebomb attacks that left even the earth and trees scorched said hundreds of traumatized residents already have fled to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital 90 kilometers (55 miles) away.A civilian self-defense fighter, Yusuf Modu Gubio, said he killed some insurgents in Sunday’s attack but “to my surprise, they were mostly young boys and teenagers.”It’s not known how many thousands of boys, girls and women have been kidnapped by Boko Haram but new abductions are reported every week. UNICEF said it estimates that 743,000 children have been uprooted by the nearly 6-year-old Islamic uprising, with as many as 10,000 separated from their families in the chaos.It said women and children have carried out three-quarters of all reported Boko Harem suicide bombings — with girls blamed for nine such attacks since July.“Children are not instigating these suicide attacks; they are used intentionally by adults in the most horrific way,” said Jean Gough, UNICEF representative in Nigeria. “They are first and foremost victims — not perpetrators.” Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   How men can have a healthy 2019last_img read more

Record numbers Visit Orlando Pow Wow

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.A <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/1cc19/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.etbtravelnews.global/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=222&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=af663c61″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Touting the tag line “Orlando Makes Me Smile”, Visit Orlando president and CEO Gary Sain announced at Pow Wow last week that the city was 2011’s most visited destination in the U.S.54.3 million people visited Orlando last year, making it the first destination in history to reach over 50 million visitors. This number is expected to increase to 55 million by the end of 2012. International visitors were on the rise as well at 3.79 million with Canada, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Mexico and Columbia providing the highest rates of traffic to the city.“The continued success of Orlando’s tourism industry has been accomplished through aggressive marketing despite global economic challenges, strong collaborations throughout the travel industry including with our theme parks, the airport, airlines and the worldwide travel trade, and the continued development of a one-of-a-kind Orlando holiday experience,” Mr Sain said.  Orlando International Airport is focusing on becoming a model port for the U.S. with enhanced services and programs including increased customer service with designated ambassadors speaking six languages (Arabic, French, German, Portugese, Russian and Spanish), new signage and more efficient processing. “Already this year, Orlando has added flights from British Airways and Monarch in the United Kingdom, Monarch and LAN Airlines from Chile and GOL airline in Brazil,” Mr Sain said. “We will continue to work with airlines around the globe to provide options for travellers to get to Orlando easily and to offer unmatched hospitality to our country upon their arrival.”Whilst Australia does not currently rank as a popular international market for the city, a spokesperson for Visit Orlando told e-Travel Blackboard that they are keeping their eye on the nation for any sign of increased visitation. “Not many Australians are currently travelling to Orlando but we are hoping that this will change in the same way that is has for other cities within the U.S. As soon as it does, then we will look into marketing activities specifically directed to that market.”USD$4 billion is planned on new attractions and hotels in Orlando including the first-of-its-kind ‘Turtle Trek’ and ‘Antarctica – Empire of the Penguin’ at SeaWorld Orlando, ‘Despicable Me’ at Universal Orlando Resort, Art of Animation Resort and Four Seasons Hotel at Walt Disney World Resort and the Fantasyland expansion at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.e-Travel Blackboard flights to Pow Wow proudly sponsored by Hawaiian Airlineslast_img read more

As Unemployment Drops What does it mean for housing

first_img Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate in April fell to 3.9 percent, its lowest in 18 years. However, the job growth itself was lukewarm and below expectations at 164,000, coming off an average monthly gain of 191,000 over the prior 12 months.“The labor market remains strong, but losing momentum,” said Tendayi Kapfidze, Lending Tree Chief Economist, and hourly earnings increasing by just 2.6 percent year over year suggests that “inflation pressures are not building up in the economy,” though “classic economic theory would suggest that wage inflation should accelerate.”There were, however, some positive takeaways related to housing. From a building perspective, Kapfidze stated that “More construction is on the way. Residential construction jobs had another good month and are the highest since 2008 as builders work to add supply given the tight inventory and rising home prices.” A sentiment echoed by Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan in that “for housing, the rebound in construction employment suggests that building will continue its upward grind.”As for household income and home-buyer power, the slight increase in raises “will help potential homeowners,” though “they still lag significantly behind the pace of today’s listing price increases—currently at 8 percent year over year. Either record-setting income growth or more homes for sale is needed to help bring home price growth in line with income fundamentals,” stated Danielle Hale, Realtor.com Chief Economist.First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming was more positive in his assertion that “As economic conditions remain strong and the labor force continues to tighten, it’s reasonable to expect wages to rise faster, which translates to higher household income and house-buying power.”“Overall, our takeaway from the report is that recent economic conditions support a gradual pace of monetary tightening. We are comfortable with our calls of three rate hikes this year amid ongoing shrinking of the Fed’s balance sheet,” concluded Duncan. As Unemployment Drops, What does it mean for housing? May 6, 2018 692 Views Sharecenter_img in Daily Dose, Government, News Bureau of Labor Statistics Doug Duncan Fannie Mae First American Home Building HOUSING LendingTree Mark Fleming tendayi kapfidze Unemployment Rate 2018-05-06 Rachel Williamslast_img read more

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort Spa recently r

first_imgInterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa recently recognized, celebrated with and thanked their staff in a week-long event as part of the IHG ‘Celebrate Service Week’ programme.  The week long celebrations involved special activities centered entirely around the staff, their welfare, celebrating their achievements and providing essential services on site.Celebrate Service Week, held from 8-12 June 2015 was created in 2010 as a way to recognise the more than 345,000 employees who work at the Intercontinental Hotel Group’s (IHG’s) Hotels and Resorts worldwide.  IHG is the management company behind the InterContinental Fiji and has over 4,800 hotels in over 110 countries and territories.The week began with the management team welcoming employees to work with a traditional ‘lali’ welcome, entertainment, and serving them a special morning and afternoon tea.  Management also helped out serving in the staff cafeteria and basically took on roles to not only be of service to staff but to truly appreciate the work that each member of staff contributed to the overall InterContinental experience.“The fun-fill five day celebrate service programme was created to acknowledge our employees, celebrate their invaluable contribution to our success; and to pay tribute to each member of staff for their hard work, dedication and amazing contribution to the guest experience that we are becoming more renowned for” said General Manager, Erik Stuebe.The resort also encouraged their employees to have a free annual health check which assessed their height, weight, blood sugar and cholesterol levels.  A dietitian was on site to consult with the employees on their results and make recommendations on how to improve their overall health and offer healthy living choices.   Other business centres such as Vodafone, BSP Bank, ANZ Bank, Westpac, FNPF and FIRCA were on site to assess and advise staff on any concerns and questions they may need addressed.The event forms part of an Employee Benefits Program at the InterContinental Fiji that also consists of the provision of nutritious meals, their uniform laundered daily, free transportation from Nadi and Sigatoka area to the resort, health and life insurance policies, Education Assistance offered to those eligible and employee accommodation discounts in other IHG hotels worldwide.Of particular notability is the “Room to Grow” initiative in which all employees within the IHG Hotel and Resort group are reviewed on personal professional growth and then groomed for the next stage of their professional career, whether it be new skill set training, promotional of transfer to another hotel.last_img read more