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In the news today Oct 9

first_imgFour stories in the news for Tuesday, Oct. 9___FLARE-UPS POSSIBLE AT IRVING REFINERYResidents of a Saint John, N.B., neighbourhood that was the scene of a massive oil refinery explosion have been warned of possible “flare-ups” as the facility restabilizes. The City of Saint John posted on social media Monday evening that emergency management officials remained on site to monitor the Irving Oil refinery as it came back online. An explosion at the facility Monday morning rocked a residential area on the east side of the historic port city, sending flames and black smoke into the sky but causing only minor injuries. A company official told reporters there had been a malfunction in the refinery’s diesel treating unit, where sulphur is removed from diesel fuel.___TRIAL OF BRITISH SAILOR CONTINUES TODAYThe trial of a British sailor accused in a gang rape at a Halifax-area military base continues today, after testimony from a young woman who described a harrowing scene of being virtually alone in barracks with dozens of men. She told Nova Scotia Supreme Court last week she felt “intense fear” as she frantically knocked on doors, calling out the name of a friend she had become separated from in the barracks at 12 Wing Shearwater. The woman said that’s when she realized she was effectively by herself in a building full of men. She came upon a raucous scene: hockey players scattered throughout a room, one naked lying face down on a bed. Darren Smalley, 38, is charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm and participating in a sexual assault involving one or more people in April 2015 in a case that once involved four accused.___HOMELESS B.C. FIRST NATION BUYS RESERVEThomas Smith says watching people leave their homes on British Columbia’s remote Turnour Island as a young boy is something he can’t forget even though it was more than 50 years ago. He says it’s been a long journey for members of the Tlowitsis First Nation who once lived off northern Vancouver Island. Smith says the nation bought a 257-hectare piece of rural, forested property eight kilometres south of Campbell River and plans are underway to build a community of up to 100 homes. He says the land cost $3.5 million and involved federal approval of the land as a new reserve. Smith says the first nation’s estimated 450 members have been living apart for decades, but the new village site, already named “a place to come home to,” will bring the Tlowitsis back together.___FEDS GIVEN AMBITIOUS PLAN FOR EI, DOCUMENTS SHOWThe Trudeau government has been given an ambitious plan for closing several gaps in the social-safety net for ill and unemployed Canadians that includes creating a new program to help those whose employment insurance or sickness benefits are about to run out. The plan is contained in a government-commissioned report and would represent a major step for a government that has previously tweaked parental and caregiver benefits, among other so-called special EI benefits, but has yet to touch the core of employment insurance — which experts say is in desperate need of reform. Specifically, the report recommended the government close gaps in the social safety net by creating a new program to catch those who exhaust sickness benefits but don’t qualify for a public disability pension.___ALSO IN THE NEWS:— Football player Jerome Messam is scheduled to appear in a Calgary court today on a voyeurism charge.— Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos will be in Chicoutimi, Que. discuss how the Government of Canada is improving the Canada Child Benefit.— The trial for Jennifer Clark and Jeromie Clark, who are charged with criminal negligence causing death and failure to provide the necessaries of life to their 14-month-old son.last_img read more

WILLIAM TO SPEAK AT C2 MONTREAL

first_img Login/Register With: The award-winning event will take place May 22-24, 2019.About C2 MontréalC2 Montréal is the most forward-thinking business event in the world. It has been named “Most Innovative Conference” and “Best Conference” for multiple years running, and the 2018 edition took home awards for “Canadian Event,” “Sustainable Event” and “Kick A** Experience.” C2 is much more than just simply a conference — it combines progressive and inspiring content in a highly creative, festival-like setting aimed at taking participants out of their comfort zone. Held annually in Montreal, C2 Montréal exists to help leaders shape the future of business. Imagined by creative agency Sid Lee in collaboration with founding partner Cirque du Soleil, C2 looks at the creative intersections of commerce, science, technology, society and sustainability. The conference welcomes over 7,000 participants — hailing from 60-plus countries and 34 industries — in the belief that business success is coupled with societal progress. The eighth edition of C2 Montréal will take place May 22-24, 2019 in Montreal, Canada.About Stradigi AIStradigi AI helps companies rapidly transform their business using solutions powered by artificial intelligence, in a configurable, scalable and secure way. With one of the largest applied research laboratories in Canada, its team offers clients and partners a complete ecosystem focused on innovation in the field of artificial intelligence, giving them a competitive advantage. For more information, visit stradigi.ai.C2 Montréal 2019Media access to the event can be requested here. Tickets to the three-day conference are available here. Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Will.I.Am – credit: Eric Michael Roycenter_img Advertisement Advertisement MONTREAL – C2 Montreal announces future-focused tech entrepreneur will.i.am presented by Stradigi AI, as part of the world-class roster of dynamic speakers partaking in the 8th edition of the creativity and business conference. With experience extending far beyond the music industry, the Founder & CEO of i.am+ (also Black Eyed Peas co-founder and frontman) will discuss the future of artificial intelligence and its importance in today’s world. Presented by Stradigi AI, this is a unique opportunity to hear from the creative innovator in a city widely recognized as the second global artificial intelligence hub.will.i.am is a futurist with a passion for technology. As founder and CEO of i.am+, he is disrupting the industry by merging voice computing, artificial intelligence, and intelligent devices, with the goal of creating technology that assists and empowers across consumer and business applications. As an active member of two World Economic Forum (WEF) boards: the Global Artificial Intelligence Council and the Fourth Industrial Revolution Advisory Committee (4IR), will.i.am is the only entrepreneur and business sector leader on the 4IR committee who works outside of a Fortune 100 company.“We are excited to welcome tech entrepreneur, creative innovator, global music artist, producer and philanthropist will.i.am to our stage,” said Richard St-Pierre, President of C2 Montreal. “As Montreal continues to grow as a leader in artificial intelligence, we look forward to hearing from an accomplished innovator who has successfully and fluidly moved between the creative and tech worlds.” Twitterlast_img read more

Whitehorse mans organs donated after fatal fall on stairs

first_imgShirley Mclean APTN National NewsA sudden death for any family is painful.Having to make the decision to donate their organs can be a trying experience.But the gift of life can be the solace needed in their time of mourning.That’s the case involving a Whitehorse man who died after falling down stairs on New Year’s Day.last_img

Libyans accuse France of backing Tripoli assault

first_imgTripoli: Hundreds of “yellow vest” protesters on Friday demonstrated in Tripoli against an offensive by military strongman Khalifa Haftar on the Libyan capital and accused France of backing him. Wearing the trademark yellow vests of French anti-government demonstrators, they were among thousands of Libyans who flooded a central Tripoli square to rally in support of the internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA). “We are surprised by France’s conduct in the face of the Tripoli attack,” read a sign held up by the demonstrators. Portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron and the leaders of Egypt and Saudi Arabia were also carried by demonstrators or placed on the ground for people to trample them. Haftar is seen by his allies — Egypt and the United Arab Emirates — as a bulwark against Islamists who have gained a foothold in Libya after the 2011 uprising that ousted and killed dictator Muammar Gaddafi. “Other countries must stop interfering in Libyan affairs,” Haifa Ferjani, a 23-year-old protester said. “France says it is a friend but secretly backs those attacking our city and our homes,” added the young woman. The French embassy in Libya on Friday tweeted — in Arabic — that Paris was “opposed to the attack” on Tripoli and urged all parties to abide by a ceasefire and engage in peace negotiations. Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), based in the country’s east, launched an offensive on April 4 to take Tripoli, the western seat of the UN-recognised GNA. Friday’s rally came days after a smaller protest brought out dozens of “yellow jacket” demonstrators who on Tuesday also demanded the GNA sever ties with countries that “back aggression” on Tripoli. It also comes a day after UN envoy Ghassan Salame warned of “a widening conflagration” in other parts of the North African country. On Thursday GNA interior minister Fathi Bach Agha lashed out at France, accusing it directly for the first time of supporting “the criminal Haftar” and saying it was cutting security ties with Paris. France immediately denied the claim. “Tripoli’s claim of support and diplomatic cover for Haftar are completely unfounded,” a French foreign ministry official said. “France supports the legitimate government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and the mediation of the UN towards an inclusive political solution in Libya,” the French presidency said in a statement. More than 200 people have been killed since the violence erupted, and more than 900 wounded, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. More than 25,000 have been displaced, according to the International Organization for Migration.last_img read more

Moroccan Woman Attempts Suicide to Escape from Saudi Husband’s Abuse

Marrakech – A Moroccan woman in Saudi Arabia attempted to end her life, on December 14, to escape from her Saudi husband’s repeated assaults and barbarism.To escape her cruel life with her husband, a 20 year old Moroccan woman living in Jizane in Saudi Arabia threw herself from the second floor of a building, leaving her seriously injured, according to the initial investigations of the police and hospital services, according to Al Arabia.net.The Moroccan woman attempted suicide to escape from her husband who had been assaulting her both psychologically and physically. She had previously lost her only child with her Saudi husband, who had buried the child without even informing her. During the three years of their marriage, the Saudi husband beat up his wife repeatedly and even locked her up several times in the bathroom.The Moroccan wife decided to throw herself on the second floor, after she had been beaten up and assaulted on the morning of the incident. Her husband had threatened to cut her throat, after he had locked her in the balcony of their apartment, according to the same source.The Moroccan wife, whose spine was injured during the fall, is being hospitalized in one of Saudi Arabia’s hospitals. She is being supported by several Saudi associations, which are conducting investigations into the matter along with the police and hospital services. read more

Cuba tells officials to reduce electricity consumption

HAVANA — An official newspaper in Cuba reports that officials are restricting electricity use at a time the economy is being squeezed by a series of setbacks, including reduced fuel shipments from Venezuela and tighter U.S. sanctions.The local Communist Party newspaper Invasor in Ciego de Avila province said Sunday that authorities across the island have been told to cut consumption to conserve fuel and avoid blackouts. It says a 10 per cent cut is being imposed on Ciego de Avila itself. So far there haven’t been reports of any widespread power outages.The island has suffered shortages of some basic foods in recent weeks as the government copes with reduced aid from Venezuela, the end of a medical services deal with Brazil and poor performances in sectors including nickel, sugar and tourism.The Associated Press read more

Postal voting for LG elections on January 25 and 26

Postal voting for the Local Government (LG) elections will take place on January 25 and 26, the Elections Commission said today.The Local Government elections are expected to take place on February 10. Government servants will however cast their votes on January 25 and 26.The Police and officials of the Elections Department will be able to cast their postal votes on January 22. (Colombo Gazette)

Grad student rolls dice on gambling research

PhD student Angela Dzyundzyak is studying how the brain reacts to and codes gambling wins.It’s Friday night in one of the region’s many casinos. Clutching a tub of tokens in your sweaty palm, you drop them one by one into the machine.All of a sudden, the bells, whistles and lights go off in a dizzying array. Jackpot!Do you walk away? Do you stay put, hedging for even bigger bells, whistles and lights if you keep playing?That depends on your brain waves.Angela Dzyundzyak, who is working on her PhD in psychology, is testing 40 people – half of whom are not gamblers and half whom are frequent gamblers – in a bid to see how the brain reacts to and codes gambling wins.“One theory is that how your brain responds to wins or losses will determine what your behaviour is going to be, so if you get really excited by the wins, you’re more likely to gamble more because you get a bigger excitement out of it,” Dzyundzyak said.Participants in the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience lab perform a variety of tasks that range from picking the winning card to pressing a button fast enough to win a prize. After each action, participants receive feedback on their performance.While they are doing this, Dzyundzyak records their brain waves and places a marker into the recording at the exact time when the participants receive feedback .Later, she examines these waves and produces fMRI-like pictures from them that highlight in red the areas of the brain activated during the activities.She is also examining participants’ brain responses to expectations by giving them “easy” tasks, which occasionally they fail at.“You have gamblers who go into a casino, do it once and they never do it again, and then you have people who go in and gamble, gamble, gamble until they lose everything,” Dzyundzyak said. “So, what is different between these two groups? Is it that they really expect that they can win their money back or is it something else that drives them?”Dzyundzyak is quick to point out that personality is a big factor in whether someone becomes a problem gambler. Among the information she is gathering is the participants’ personality traits.She says gambling studies tend to focus on social factors and personality traits rather than the biological process that occurs in someone’s brain as they gamble.“I think people don’t do research from a biological perspective as much because there is this stigma that if you have that predisposition, that means you can’t do anything about it, it’s out of your hands,” Dzyundzyak said. “But we know that experience affects the brain, we know how your thinking affects the brain, we know that just changing the way that you think will affect your brain.”Dzyundzyak says her research can potentially be used as a tool to measure the success of counselling and other methods of addressing problem gambling by comparing the gambler’s brain wave activity before and after the intervention.Dzyundzyak is still looking for participants who gamble frequently. She aims to wrap up testing by the end of September and release preliminary results by the end of the year.Statistics Canada defines “problem gambling” as someone who gambles more than five times a year and has experienced negative consequences as a result of the activity. It estimates that 6.3 per cent of people are thought to be problem gamblers or those at risk of becoming problem gamblers.Southern Ontario is one of the country’s major gambling areas. According to the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario, the money earned from gambling in the province is greater than cinema showings, movie rentals, sporting event admissions and live theatre combined. Some 93 per cent of people living in southern Ontario are within an hour’s drive of a casino or slot machine facility. read more

Trudeau stresses responsible pipelines wont comment on alternate Northern Gateway route

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Related Stories Notley’s pleas to federal cabinet on pipelines and EI make no immediate headwayNotley and Trudeau discuss economy, pipelines, at Kananaskis retreat There were encouraging words from Justin Trudeau Tuesday, as he wrapped up his Liberal cabinet retreat in Kananaskis.The Prime Minister said Ottawa was “entirely focused” on helping Canadians, particularly those struggling from the oil slump in Alberta.However, he didn’t divulge any specific plans.Trudeau acknowledged one of the government’s fundamental responsibilities is to get our product to market.“But the way to do that in the 21st century is to make sure that it’s done responsibly, sustainably, in partnership with Indigenous Canadians and with communities affected by various projects,” he said.There’s no word on whether Trudeau will budge on the Northern Gateway pipeline, even with an amended route.“What I will say is the Great Bear Rainforest is no place for a pipeline,” he stressed once again.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has said there may be a new way to make the project happen, if the pipeline ends somewhere that’s not Kitimat, B.C. Trudeau stresses ‘responsible’ pipelines, won’t comment on alternate Northern Gateway route Darshan Kang is seen here to the left of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (660 NEWS reporter Ian Campbell) by Kaitlin Lee Posted Apr 27, 2016 7:27 am MDT read more

When Did Sports Become So Political

FiveThirtyEight Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Feb. 28, 2017), we’re joined by New York magazine’s Reeves Wiedeman, who dropped by to discuss his article on recent political activism by athletes. Next, Michael Caley of ESPN FC and “The Double Pivot” podcast helps us break down Claudio Ranieri’s firing from Leicester City — not even a full year after the soccer team’s Premier League title win. Finally, ESPN baseball writer Sam Miller helps us imagine who the best baseball player would be in a world without stats. Plus, a significant digit on women’s basketball.Links to what we discussed this week:Reeves Wiedeman’s article on the rise of athlete activism.Firing Claudio Ranieri won’t fix Leicester City’s problems, writes Tim Wigmore for FiveThirtyEight.Catch more of Michael Caley’s soccer observations over on the “The Double Pivot” podcast.How do you determine baseball’s greatest player in a world without stats? Sam Miller lays out his theories.Significant Digit: 3,397, the number of career points that University of Washington senior Kelsey Plum has scored in her career for the Huskies. She broke the all-time NCAA women’s record on Saturday, with a 57-point game. Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed read more

US womens national soccer team down to nittygritty on road to 2011

With 44 days remaining until the start of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany, the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s preparations have reached their peak. The U.S. capped off a week of training at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium with a 2-0 international friendly match win against Japan on Saturday at Crew Stadium. Two tuneup matches remain for the U.S. squad before its first World Cup match on June 28 against North Korea in Dresden, Germany. The U.S. will face off against Japan again Wednesday in Cary, N.C., before having its traditional send-off match against Mexico on June 5 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. American goalkeeper Hope Solo said prep work for this summer’s tournament extends beyond the soccer field. “We have two more games to prepare for, and we have to crack down on everything,” Solo said. “There is no time to let anything go unnoticed. We are watching video; we are in meetings; we are cracking down on everything so that we can win this tournament.” Defender Becky Sauerbrunn agreed, adding that the team has focused on “smaller” details, such as set pieces, corner kicks and defensive formations. “We’re really getting down to nitty-gritty,” Sauerbrunn said. “Right now, it’s the small details that are gonna make the biggest difference.” Forward Abby Wambach said the U.S. might rearrange its lineup and strategies for its second match against Japan so potential World Cup opponents can’t scout the team as easily. “We don’t want to do the exact same thing,” Wambach said. “We want to throw a little wrinkle into our game here or there. Look to see some different things and maybe even some different personnel (against Japan).” Wambach, who scored her 118th career international goal Saturday, said she hopes the attention to minute details will allow the team to emulate the success of the U.S. women’s national team that won the World Cup in 1999. But make no mistake — Wambach wants the legacy of the 2011 national team to be unique. “We want to define this team,” Wambach said. “Obviously, everybody knows the (1999) World Cup-winning team. We want to prove ourselves. We want to show the world that this team is, in fact, great still and we still are capable of winning world championships at the World Cup level.” Wambach also said she expects the Americans to compete at a high level once the tournament begins. “I’m pretty confident that, no matter what goes on from now until (the World Cup), we’re gonna show up,” she said. U.S. coach Pia Sundhage said she is certain the team will be ready for its first World Cup match. “We need a couple more days together,” Sundhage said. “When the game against North Korea comes on (June) 28, we’ll be ready.” The U.S.’s next match against Japan is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. Wednesday. read more

Word Lens iPhone App of the Year

first_imgHere’s a belated entry for those of you who are compiling year-end best of mobile app lists. People are tossing around words like “magic” and “future” upon giving Visual Quest’s new app a spin, and we’ve got to say, from demos we’ve seen, we’re pretty impressed.Word Lens is an augmented reality language translator–hold it up in front of a sign in a different language, and the thing will translate it in real time. All in all, it’s pretty fantastic, and a lot more useful than most of the games and other apps that tend to dominate the iTunes sales lists.The app itself is free, but there’s $4.99 fee for Word Lens’ various language packs. At present, the app only does Spanish to English and English to Spanish. More languages will be coming soon. Octavio Good, a developer behind the app explained its process thusly, “It tries to find out what the letters are and then looks in the dictionary. Then it draws the words back on the screen in translation.” Neat.Video of the app in action after the jump.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo will  be on bench tomorrow– Juventus coach reveals

first_imgJuventus face Atalanta on Boxing Day in Bergamo for the first time after 47 years.Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has revealed that Portuguese star International Cristiano Ronaldo will not be featured in the clash on Boxing Day but will watch the match from the bench.Speaking to Sky Sport as quoted by Juventus official website on Christmas Day, Allegri bared his thoughts on the upcoming match, saying:Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.“Cristiano Ronaldo will not play tomorrow. However, he is available and will be called up, so for the first time we will watch the game together from the bench! Joking aside, I’m very happy with what he’s doing. I was reading some statistics and this year is his best start to a debut season, but must have him still in top shape come March, when there will be the Champions League and he will have to be decisive, as he has always been.”“The gifts I would like to receive are at the end of the season. We will try to collect one present on January 16, the Italian Super Cup. Then we will have the opportunity to pick up more presents later, but we will have to be playing well to make it happen for ourselves.”last_img read more

Injured manatee rescued near Plantation Key dock

first_imgWatch out for manatees on the water this #MemorialDay weekend! https://t.co/TN5YcVFVNl #manatee pic.twitter.com/nv9uTAhkal— MyFWC (@MyFWC) May 27, 2016Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. PLANTATION KEY, Fla. (WSVN) — A manatee is on the road to recovery, two days after it was found injured in the Florida Keys.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to reports of an injured manatee near a Plantation Key dock, Saturday. The group noticed that the animal, who could not swim or use its left fin, had paint and a recent scar on its back.The manatee was transported to the Miami Seaquarium for evaluation and treatment.last_img read more

Bethel voters back liquor store sin taxes

first_imgUnofficial results for Bethel’s municipal election have arrived.Download AudioThe likely candidates to fill the four vacant city council seats are Rick Robb at 56.4 percent of total votes, Leif Albertson at 51.8 percent, Nikki Hoffman at 50.4 percent, and Alisha Welch at 49.5 percent.Yup’ik and English”I Voted” stickers from Bethel’s municipal election. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.For proposition 1, asking whether or not to increase alcohol sales tax from 6 to 12 percent, the majority voted yes at 64 percent in favor.For proposition 2, asking whether or not to increase marijuana sales tax from 6 to 15 percent, the majority voted yes again, this time at 69 percent.Now the advisory questions, the majority voted yes to the city supporting a liquor license application for a liquor store but voted no for a bar, club, restaurant, or eating establishment.And the final advisory question, asking for blanket support of liquor sales in Bethel, the majority voted no.Proposition results are binding but advisory outcomes are not.Official results will be issued Thursday after the ballot is canvassed.last_img read more

Louisville Opens Season at Northwestern on Friday Night

first_imgThe Cardinals’ roster is filled with underclassmen, featuring just one senior in attacker Tessa Chad. Chad saw action in all 17 games a year ago, ranking second on the team with 42 goals and 49 points. The leading returnee is sophomore midfielder Caroline Blalock. Blalock was named Second Team All-ACC a year ago after leading the team with 43 goals, 55 points and 24 caused turnovers. Louisville is 9-2 all-time in season openers and has won four straight. Last season, in Scott Teeter’s debut as head coach, the Cardinals won at Cincinnati, 15-9. They went on to win four of their first five games. ABOUT THE WILDCATSNorthwestern went 15-6 overall and 5-1 in Big Ten play a year ago. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament with wins over Richmond (W, 24-18) and No. 7 Towson (W, 21-17), before falling to No. 2 North Carolina (L, 19-14).Their leading returnee is senior attacker Selena Lasota. A season ago, Lasota led the Wildcats with 75 goals (3.6 per game) and 93 points (4.4 per game). She also had the most assists among returnees with 18 (0.9 per game). Redshirt sophomore goalie Julie Krupnick also returns. Last season, she played in 20 games with 156 saves and a .443 save percentage. Series History – UofL is 1-6 all-time against Northwestern and 0-4 on the road. They have lost two straight against the Wildcats. Their only win came on March 3, 2016 at home (W, 10-4). Story Linkscenter_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s lacrosse opens the 2019 campaign at No. 7 Northwestern on Friday night at 8 p.m. ET. It marks the beginning of year two for Teeter, who came to Louisville a season ago after leading Canisius to six conference titles and six trips to the NCAA Tournament in seven years.The Cardinals are coming off a season where they finished 6-11 overall. Date: Friday, Feb. 8Time: 8:00 p.m. ETSite: Evanston, Ill.Last Meeting: Northwestern 12, Louisville 8 (3/26/17 at NU)Series History: UofL trails 6-1 (1-1 at home, 0-4 on road, 0-1 neutral)For the latest information on Louisville lacrosse, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @LouisvilleLax or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLLacrosse. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Tempered Glass Market Opportunity Analysis Vendor Landscape Growth Developments

first_imgAccording to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, Tempered glass Market by End-Use Industry: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023, the global tempered glass market was valued at $46 billion in 2016, and is projected to reach at $65 billion by 2023, registering a CAGR of 5.0% from 2017 to 2023.Asia-Pacific and Europe collectively contributed about 81% share of the global market in 2016 owing to the increased consumption of tempered glass from automotive industry. Also the construction and renovation activities in Asia-Pacific and Europe respectively drives the market.Get Sample Brochure at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3786The key players profiled in the report include Saint-Gobain, Guardian Industries, NSG Group, Asahi Glass Company (AGC), PPG Industries, AFG Industries, Pilkington, Cardinal FG, Shanghai Northglass Technology & Industry Co., Ltd., and AYG Coating Glass Co., Ltd.Tempered glass or toughened glass is one of the types of flat glass, which is four times stronger than annealed glass. Tempered glass finds wide range of usage in automotive and construction applications. It is manufactured during the preparation of flat glass. Silica mix is heated up to 600C and then rapidly cooled to produce tempered or toughened glass. Tempered glass also finds its application in furniture and interior building activities.Do Purchase Enquiry at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/3786Growth in the automotive and construction industry in the emerging economies such as, India, Brazil, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Africa majorly drives the tempered glass market. Moreover, the increased consumer expenditure on interior designing of their houses boost the market growth. In addition, the increased usage of tempered glass in furniture support the growth. However, the market growth for tempered glass is restricted by the stringent regulations towards automotive and building & construction industry.In 2016, the construction segment accounted for the highest share, and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period, owing to the upsurge in construction and renovation projects globally.Key Findings of the Tempered Glass Market:Asia-Pacific was the leading region in the global tempered glass market in 2016, followed by EuropeThe construction segment generated the highest revenue in 2016, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast periodThe automotive segment is projected to witness the highest growth rate of 5.8% during the forecast periodThe Asia-Pacific tempered glass market is anticipated to register the highest CAGR of 5.2%, followed by LAMEAEurope accounted for approximately one-sixth share in the global market, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8%..last_img read more

Artificial Intelligence Provides Faster Clearer MRI Scans

first_img Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School News | Artificial Intelligence | July 17, 2018 Artificial Intelligence Provides Faster, Clearer MRI Scans Machine learning software produces better signal and less noise than conventional MRI techniques News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more A new artificial-intelligence-based approach to image reconstruction, called AUTOMAP, yields higher quality images from less data, reducing radiation doses for CT and PET and shortening scan times for MRI. Shown here are MR images reconstructed from the same data with conventional approaches, at left, and AUTOMAP, at right. Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General HospitalJuly 17, 2018 — A research team with funding from the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) has developed an advanced computing technique for rapidly and cost effectively improving the quality of biomedical imaging. The technology, called AUTOMAP, uses machine learning and software, referred to as neural networks — inspired by the brain’s ability to process information and perceive or make choices. AUTOMAP finds the best computational strategies to produce clear, accurate images for various types of medical scans.In their study in the March 21, 2018, issue of Nature, the researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and Harvard University found that the AUTOMAP system could produce brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images with better signal and less noise than conventional MRI techniques. Achieving a good signal-to-noise ratio is a key factor in generating a quality MRI scan.MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of tissues inside the body. Noise from either electronic sources or from tissues in the body are detrimental to image quality, so imagers look for ways to lessen its effect.“The signal-to-noise ratio improvements we gain from this artificial intelligence-based method directly accelerates image acquisition on low-field MRI,” said lead author Bo Zhu, Ph.D., postdoctoral research fellow in radiology at Harvard Medical School and in physics at the MGH Martinos Center. NIBIB has supported Zhu’s postdoctoral research on this project. He added that the AUTOMAP neural network will be compatible with novel image acquisition strategies and unconventional hardware designs.AUTOMAP churns through — and learns from — data from existing images and applies mathematical approaches in reconstructing new ones. The team used a set of 50,000 MRI brain scans from the NIH-supported Human Connectome Project to train the AUTOMAP system to reconstruct images in their study, successfully demonstrating improvements in reducing noise and reconstruction artifacts over existing methods.AUTOMAP achieves almost instantaneous image reconstruction, according to senior author Matt Rosen, Ph.D., director of the Low-field MRI and Hyperpolarized Media Laboratory and co-director of the Center for Machine Learning at the MGH Martinos Center. The reason for the rapid processing speed — just tens of milliseconds — is that the neural network has no cycles or loops, rather is a feedforward system.“Some types of scans currently require time-consuming computational processing to reconstruct the images,” Rosen said. “In those cases, immediate feedback is not available during initial imaging, and a repeat study may be required to better identify a suspected abnormality. AUTOMAP would provide instant image reconstruction to inform the decision-making process during scanning and could prevent the need for additional patient visits.”“This technology could become a game changer, as mainstream approaches to improving the signal-to-noise ratio rely heavily on expensive MRI hardware or on prolonged scan times,” said Shumin Wang, Ph.D., director of the NIBIB program in magnetic resonance imaging. “It may also be advantageous for other significant MRI applications that have been plagued by low signal-to-noise ratio for decades, such as multi-nuclear spectroscopy.”For more information: www.nature.com/natureReferenceZhu B., Liu J.Z., Cauley S.F., et al. “Image reconstruction by domain-transform manifold learning.” Nature, March 21, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature25988 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more center_img News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. 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House Committee Chairman Promises Bold and Better Alternative to DoddFrank

first_img Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, delivered a public address on Tuesday on the committee’s plan to offer what he terms a “bold and better” alternative to the Dodd-Frank Act, according to an announcement from the committee.In his address, Hensarling called Dodd-Frank the “Obama Financial Control Law” and asserted that it “stands as a monument to the arrogance and hubris of man in that its answer to incomprehensible complexity and government control is yet more incomprehensible complexity and more government control.”Hensarling has been an outspoken opponent of the controversial consumer protection and Wall Street reform law, which was originally passed in 2010. Last year, the House Financial Services Committee held a series of three hearings on the effects of Dodd-Frank as the law celebrated its fifth birthday. The hearings were titled “The Dodd-Frank Act Five Years Later” and came with the subtitles “Are We More Free?”, “Are We More Prosperous?” and “Are We More Stable?”Hensarling asserted in his speech on Tuesday that the Dodd-Frank Act equated to “regulatory waterboarding” due to the “sheer weight, cost, complexity, and uncertainty of federal regulation” that he said is killing small businesses and community financial institutions.Jeb HensarlingThe alternative to Dodd-Frank proposed by the House committee is pro-growth and pro-consumer, according to Hensarling, and will hold Washington accountable by implementing rigorous cost-benefit tests for every financial institution.“The Ranking Democrat (Rep. Maxine Waters) on my committee has called cost-benefit tests ‘dangerous,’” Hensarling said. “But shouldn’t we know the impact a proposed regulation will have on our economy before it gets implemented? Only in Washington is this called ‘dangerous.’ In my hometown and yours, it’s called common sense.”Hensarling vowed that the committee’s alternative to Dodd-Frank will “toughen penalties” for those who defraud consumers and will “help build the healthy and secure financial system Americans deserve. One that protects consumers by letting you serve their needs in competitive, transparent, and innovative markets, vigorously policed for force and fraud. One that ends taxpayer-funded bailouts and instead unleashes America’s entrepreneurial potential.”“(Dodd-Frank) stands as a monument to the arrogance and hubris of man in that its answer to incomprehensible complexity and government control is yet more incomprehensible complexity and more government control.”Rep. Jeb HensarlingHe continued, “The bold and better alternative you will see from committee Republicans will provide vast regulatory relief for financial institutions in exchange for meeting high, but simple, capital requirements. If financial institutions elect to hold strong Tier 1 capital, then they should gain relief from both Dodd-Frank and Basel’s burdensome regulations, neither of which were meant for community banks and shouldn’t apply to them to begin with.”Moving forward, Hensarling noted, this will not be a debate over regulation versus de-regulation, but instead will be a debate over “the future of our economy and the hopes and dreams of millions” and that the source of prosperity in America “has and will always be freedom, free markets, and free enterprise.” House Committee Chairman Promises ‘Bold and Better’ Alternative to Dodd-Frank in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News March 16, 2016 510 Views center_img Dodd-Frank Act House Financial Services Committee Jeb Hensarling 2016-03-16 Seth Welborn Sharelast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Next spring Oceania Cr

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterNext spring Oceania Cruises will celebrate two very special voyages: the annual Jacques Pépin Cruise, which will explore Northern Europe, and the 14th Oceania Club Reunion Cruise in the Mediterranean.Culinary enthusiasts will delight in the Jacques Pépin Cruise aboard Marina, departing London on 2 June 2017 for a 10-day European sojourn to Copenhagen. The epicurean-inspired voyage will be hosted by the legendary master chef who has served as Oceania Cruises’ Executive Culinary Director since the line’s inception. Guests will be treated to specially designed signature menus, engaging lectures, culinary demonstrations and much more. The Regal Routes itinerary includes 10 ports of call in the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Demark and Sweden.Riviera will host the 14th Oceania Club Reunion Cruise, which is scheduled to sail from Athens on 19 April 2017 for a 10-day round-trip Mediterranean voyage. Highlighting this extraordinary annual voyage will be exclusive cocktail receptions, member-only dinners, wine pairing events, special shore excursions and many other exciting activities for our loyal past guests. The voyage is open to all travellers but offers premium amenities for Oceania Club members. The Sacred Sanctuaries itinerary includes seven ports of call in Greece, Israel and Cyprus.“For Oceania Cruises enthusiasts the Jacques Pépin and Reunion cruises are the most sought-after voyages every year,” said Jason Montague, President and Chief Operating Officer for Oceania Cruises. “Both cruises provide guests with a unique opportunity to interact on a very personal level with team members and executives as well as participate in behind-the-scenes experiences that are not typically available.”Oceania Cruises is widely recognised for serving the finest cuisine at sea and has become the cruise line of choice for connoisseurs of food and wine by offering exquisite meals prepared by talented chefs utilising the highest-quality ingredients in the line’s expertly designed, state-of-the-art kitchens.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more