EDMONTON, A.B. — New numbers show Alberta’s economy continues to dig itself out of the deep hole caused by crashing oil prices as Premier Rachel Notley’s government both spends and saves more.Finance Minister Joe Ceci says the province is on track for a $9.1-billion deficit when the budget year ends March 31. That’s $1.4 billion lower than the deficit expected when Ceci tabled this year’s budget last spring.Ceci notes forecasts also point to an economic rebound as production goes up and unemployment falls. The house resumes sitting March 8. Ceci is to bring in the 2018-19 budget later in the spring. “Nearly 90,000 full-time jobs were created over the last year and Alberta’s GDP growth led the country at 4.5 percent in 2017,” Ceci said in a statement Wednesday after releasing the third-quarter update to the 2017-18 budget. “We will continue to work hard to ensure this recovery reaches all Albertans.”The province is expected to take in an extra $1.9 billion this year on $46.9 billion in revenue – mainly due to higher than expected oil revenue and returns on investments. Spending is also rising to $55.9 billion – about $1 billion more than projected at budget – to cover increases in services for children, people with disabilities, and for employment and income supports.The debt is going to hit almost $42 billion this year. Debt payments will be $1.4 billion. Alberta will bring in $883 million from crude oil royalties, almost double what it had expected, although revenue from bitumen royalties will be $2.4 billion – about $188 million less than projected.Oil revenues were hampered this year by the price discount Alberta’s blended bitumen sells at compared with the benchmark North American West Texas Intermediate price. The discount is tied mainly to pipeline bottlenecks that drive up the price of getting Alberta’s heavy oil to U.S. refineries and ports.The NDP has been running high deficits throughout its term in government. The government says slashing budgets and jobs would only worsen the situation and kill an economic recovery.The province has been saving money by negotiating contracts with zero pay increases for teachers and nurses and other health professionals,. It has also axed redundant agencies and committees and consolidated other programs and services.Alberta has been hit with multiple credit downgrades, however, which have increased the cost of borrowing. Ceci has promised to present a more detailed plan to get the budget back in balance by 2023.
Tehran: Iran’s foreign ministry warned the UK on Tuesday that giving diplomatic protection to a British-Iranian mother jailed in Tehran would not make the situation “easier”, state news agency IRNA reported. Britain on Friday extended the status to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was arrested in Tehran in 2016. “What is certain is that the British government’s move lacks goodwill and is in no way constructive or positive,” said ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi on Tuesday. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping”If it does not make the situation more complicated, it will surely not make things easier.” Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who worked for the Thomson Reuters Foundation — the media organisation’s philanthropic arm — is serving a five-year jail sentence for sedition. She has denied all the charges against her. Diplomatic protection is a rarely-used mechanism allowing governments to seek protection for their citizens on the grounds that they have been wronged by another state. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in XinjiangBritain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Friday that London would take the “extremely unusual” step of extending diplomatic protection to the jailed mother. This would signify the “formal recognition by the British government that her treatment fails to meet Iran’s obligations under international law”, he said. But Ghasemi denied this, saying Zaghari-Ratcliffe is “enjoying all legal and citizenship rights — both throughout her trial proceedings and during the conviction period”, including medical care. Tehran was informed of the UK’s decision via official channels, and is currently studying the legal and political implications, the spokesman said. Ghasemi dismissed the move as “merely reflecting a political decision by the UK” and said that it would not “in itself bring about a new legal status internally or internationally.” Iran’s envoy to London said last week that the UK’s decision “contravenes international law”, as governments can only exercise such protection for their own nationals. Writing on Twitter, Hamid Baeidinejad said Iran does not recognise dual nationality. “Irrespective of UK residency, MS Zaghari thus remains Iranian,” he wrote.
Sri Lanka had two weeks ago abstained from voting at the UN General Assembly in favour of abolishing the death penalty. The government has not decided on the implementation of the death penalty, External Affairs Ministry Secretary Karunatillaka Amunugama said.Amunugama told The Sunday Leader that the issue has become a debate in society with the rise in crime especially via the media. “However the government has not taken a policy decision on this,” he said. The draft resolution on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty was adopted by a recorded vote of 111 in favour to 41 against, with 34 abstentions.Amunugama said he had advised officials in New York to abstain from voting at the UN General Assembly as Sri Lanka had not taken a policy decision on the death penalty.
Alumni award winners included, from left: Sukhdeep Kaur Chohan (MEd ’06), Gary Schrobilgen (MSc ’71), Wendy Ingram (BA ’67), and Mary Ann Edwards (BPhEd ’76, BEd ’77).It started, like many good ideas, seemingly out of nowhere.Mary Ann Edwards had an “insane” idea to create an event. After six years as a volunteer run director for a national organization, the Brock University grad (BPhEd ’76, BEd ’77) wanted to do something on her own. She wanted to raise money for immediate cancer care and keep it in the region where she grew up, went to school and settled down.It was an idle idea, the kind that would have been easy to dismiss as too hard, too expensive, too consuming.“I had a group of friends who said, ‘if you’re going to do it, we’re going to stand beside you,’” Edwards said during an interview this summer.Nine years later, thousands have decided to stand – and run – with Edwards, whose Rankin Cancer Run has raised millions for Niagara hospitals.The Brock University Alumni Association recognized Edwards by making her its 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award winner. She was presented with the award Saturday, Sept. 20 along with other Faculty award winners during Homecoming festivities. More than 1,000 alumni and friends returned to help Brock celebrate its 50th anniversary.“There’s just millions and millions and millions of volunteers anywhere,” Edwards said. “That’s not an exaggeration. There are tons of unpaid people who are helping.“It’s a wonderful honour, but I’m embarrassed. Anybody but me is what I would prefer. I want to be one of the pack.”Edwards prefers to blend in with the crowd. The run wouldn’t be where it is without a small army of volunteers, a committee, and Tom Rankin, whose financial backing from the start allowed the idea to grow. Edwards believes no other business (Tom owns Rankin Construction) would have put its money into her idea.“Many times I was told this is a giant risk and there’s a really good chance you will fail, and we don’t want to be connected,” she said. “Tom took that risk and it was fantastic. He believed in something that wasn’t really there aside from spinning around in that gerbil wheel in my head.“He was willing to help big time, and he did.”For the first run in 2006, Edwards wanted to at least break even. The event might not have made money, but she was hoping it would catch on soon enough. Instead, 3,000 runners showed up.“I was hoping for 50,” she said. “It’s grassroots. The majority of people didn’t know we existed.”This year’s run raised an unprecedented $750,000 to support cancer initiatives in Niagara. Edwards, her 10-person committee and 150 volunteers helped make the event a financial and logistical success. Next year is the 10th anniversary, and the run will likely surpass $5 million in total money raised.“For people to find out about us, it’s been pretty awesome. We’re grateful.”Other award winners included:Sukhdeep Kaur Chohan (MEd ’06): 2014 Faculty of Education Distinguished Alumni AwardGary Schrobilgen (MSc ’71): 2014 Faculty of Mathematics & Science Distinguished Alumni AwardWendy Ingram (BA ’67): 2014 Faulty of Humanities Distinguished Alumni AwardMary Ann Edwards (BPhEd ’76, BEd ’77): Brock University Alumni Association 2014 Distinguished AlumnaAnne-Marie Robinson (BSc ’87, BBA ’90): 2013 Goodman School of Business Distinguished Alumni AwardMartine Foronoville (BEd ’04, MEd ’12): 2014 Faculty of Education Distinguished Alumni Award
Hardeep Puri was held by security for half an hour, subjected to a pat down, and asked to remove his turban. The whole process would have been embarrassing enough for the poor traveler, but Puri isn’t just anyone, he’s India’s ambassador to the United Nations.The incident follows a similar one on December 4th, which India’s external affairs minister Meera Shankar was subjected to a pat down at a Mississippi airport. AdChoices广告India’s external affairs minister S.M. Krishna told the press, “We have taken it up with the U.S. authorities and the matter is at that stage.” After the Shankar incident, Krishna said, “Let me be frank. This is unacceptable to India. We are going to take it up with the government of the United States so that such unpleasant incidents do not recur.”The Department of Homeland Security called the Shankar patdown, “appropriate under the circumstances,” but U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton later apologized to India.
If you’re in the high latitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere, you may be able to see some aurora borealis displays today thanks to a large solar flare that sent a cloud of plasma down to Earth earlier this week.The Sun hurled solar flares and coronal mass ejections towards Earth, and the most recent one currently en route is said to be both bigger and faster than the previous two. The third flare is expected to catch up with the other two and join forces to create a giant cloud that’s expected to hit Earth Today at 8:55 a.m. EDT plus or minus seven hours.NASA Spokesperson, Susan Hendrix of the Heliophysics Science Division said that Earth will only get a slight hit during the solar storm. If the flares were to hit straight on, the impact on Earth be more considerable but the solar flare is fairly weak and only registered as a middleclass M1 instance. The only thing we’ll most likely notice here on Earth is some visible auroras which may be visible as far south as the northern part of the U.S.The solar flares in question erupted when a powerful magnetic occurrence above sunspot 1261 shot out a flow of charged particles that were then hurled towards Earth. A solar flare is the result of a strong burst of radiation released from the magnetic energy of the sunspots.The last of the three flares occurred at 4:57 a.m. GMT on Thursday and is moving about 2,000 km per second to catch up with the first two. The solar flares were said to have caused some radio blackouts on Wednesday and Thursday, and caused some disturbance of high-frequency communications with planes traveling over the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.The National Weather Service thinks the flares will case moderate to strong Geomagnetic storms on Friday. If you’re in the higher latitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere–including Alaska, northern Scandinavia, parts of Canada, Russia, and the Arctic–keep a lookout for these Northern Lights today, and have your camera ready.via Space.com
By now just about everyone with even a passing interest in current events has heard that Lance Armstrong admitted in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he took performance enhancing substances on the way to winning seven Tour de France titles. What you didn’t hear is how he did it.Cycling athletes are one of the most heavily tested groups in sports, so how could the most noted cyclists in the world get away with it for so long? With a combination of science and cleverness.Armstrong admitted to using several banned substances, but the one that may have made the biggest difference is EPO, or Erythropoietin. EPO is a glycoprotein that is produced naturally in the body and stimulates the production of red blood cells in bone marrow. If you’ll recall from biology class, red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body. For an endurance athlete, this is the key to victory.Taking EPO basically increases the oxygen processing capacity of the circulatory system beyond what it would naturally be. There was no test for laboratory-created EPO until the early 2000s, but even then it was not terribly sensitive. An athlete as smart as Armstrong knew better than to take large quantities of synthetic EPO in recent years. Instead, he likely resorted to one of several drugs that boost natural EPO production. Although, high levels of natural EPO, while not conclusive, are treated with a lot of suspicion.The issue of blood doping goes hand-in-hand with EPO. Blood doping is all about timing and, again, being clever. The risk of detection is much lower when EPO is used long before a race, but you want those high levels of red blood cells. The solution? When the blood is chock full of red cells, some of it can be taken and stored until it’s time to race.Why go to all that trouble? EPO, like all proteins, breaks down naturally over time. Many serum proteins are short-lived, and in the case of EPO its half life is only 5 hours. That means that after a few hours a blood sample will have lower concentrations of detectable EPO. In a few days, EPO is completely undetectable. Put the blood back in, and you get the benefits of the additional red blood cells with lower levels of EPO.Blood doping is often used in conjunction with saline IVs, which Armstrong is alleged to have used as well. When Armstrong knew he was not going to be able to simply avoid the testers, and felt his blood levels might give him away, he would flush a liter of saline through his system. This has the advantage of diluting the banned substances to more normal levels. You have to remember almost all the substances Armstrong has admitted to using are naturally produced in the body. You don’t have to remove all traces, just make things look passable.Testosterone was apparently another big part of Armstrong’s training regiment. Testosterone is the male steroid hormone responsible for the development of male secondary sexual characteristics during puberty. This hormone is also essential in the building of muscles, so you can probably see why some athletes would abuse it. Lance Armstrong in particular would have benefited after his bout with testicular cancer, which left him with lowered levels of the compound.Evading tests for testosterone is actually easier than you’d think. The test is really just looking at the testosterone-epitestosterone ratio (T/E) to make sure it’s not seriously out of control (the allowable maximum is 4-to-1). A very high testosterone imbalance indicates a serious metabolic issue or, more likely, doping. By taking low doses of very pure human-derived testosterone over time, Armstrong was able to reap the benefits without much risk of being caught.I imagine he learned a serious lesson from the downfall of fellow cyclist Floyd Landis in 2006. Landis won the Tour de France, but his T/E ratio was found to be 12-to-1. He claimed this was a natural occurrence, but the high levels allowed the anti-doping agencies to isolate the testosterone in his blood. Mass spectrometry confirmed that the carbon isotopes making up some of that testosterone indicated a non-human laboratory source. This is the kind of advanced science Armstrong went up against for over a decade, and he was only recently backed into a corner.Lance Armstrong spent years avoiding anti-doping agency testers when he knew he would be caught. He learned from the mistakes of his colleagues, and counted on his celebrity to keep him above suspicion. In the end, it was his staggering accomplishments that convinced many people of his shady dealings. Armstrong was very clever to leverage biology and chemistry to win those seven Tours, but now he’s paying the price for what was — quite clearly — cheating.
https://jrnl.ie/4803298 THE INCOMING EU Commission unveiled today has already caused some controversy, with the changed title of one of the portfolios described as ‘grotesque’ and ‘insulting’.European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen today presented the new structure of the next European Commission, including the appointment of eight vice presidents.One of those vice presidents, Margaritis Schinas, a Greek former MEP and long-serving commission official, has been appointed to oversee a portfolio called ‘Protecting our European Way of Life’.It was later clarified that this title is a rebranding of the Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship portfolio.“From better protecting our citizens and borders and modernising our asylum system, to investing in Europeans’ skills and creating brighter futures for our youth, I am confident that we can take great strides over the next five years to both protect and empower Europeans,” Schina said after the announcement.The rebrand has been criticised with some commentators questioning whether the commission is suggesting that migrants do not fit in with the EU’s ‘way of life’. Molly Scott Cato, a British Green MEP told The Independent that the title “looks like the portfolio to fight back against the rise of the fascists, but only by adopting their divisive rhetoric around ‘strong borders’”.Dutch liberal MEP Sophie in ‘t Veld said the “implication that Europeans need to be protected from external cultures is grotesque and this narrative should be rejected”.Labour MEP Claude Moraes also described the new title of the migration portfolio as “deeply insulting”. “A portfolio with a title like this just cannot stand in my view,” he said on Twitter. Combining security with migration. Throwing in employment and education. Calling the Portfolio “Protecting our Way of Life”. Seriously. Any idea how this comes across? https://t.co/vPEPFNHG89— Claude Moraes (@Claude_Moraes) September 10, 2019 EU accused of ‘divisive rhetoric’ after appointing Vice President for ‘Protecting Our Way of Life’ This title is a rebranding of the Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship portfolio. Source: Claude Moraes/Twitter 25,040 Views Tue 4:05 PM Share20 Tweet Email2 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL By Michelle Hennessy Speaking about her new team today, President-elect Ursula von der Leyen said they will “shape the European way”.“This team will have to stand up for our values and world-class standards. I want a Commission that is led with determination, that is clearly focused on the issues at hand and that provides answers. I want it to be a well-balanced, agile and modern commission.” Tuesday 10 Sep 2019, 4:05 PM 52 Comments
Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Twitter WWE’s Kevin Owens Scheduled For Surgery Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Pinterest WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Maryse WWE is teasing a confrontation between Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman tomorrow night on RAW live from Toronto.Strowman issued the following on Twitter at Reigns:I don’t need to surprise you to cash in #MITB. I promised to do it face to face. Face me in the middle of your “yard” on #Raw, Roman. And if you’re really a man you’ll come alone. #MonsterInTheBank— Braun Strowman (@BraunStrowman) August 24, 2018Reigns then shot back with the following:You literally tried to cash in after I wrestled for 30 min last Monday, sounds like the only way u can take MY title is by surprise. Better luck next time Meat Shack. See u at 8pm at #RAW. #Toronto #B2R https://t.co/J50eqk5n4I— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) August 25, 2018Miz and Maryse on becoming parentsFox News is featuring an interview with The Miz and Maryse where they talk about becoming parents for the first time this year and adapting to a new schedule.The couple were interviewed on the red carpet at the MTV Music Awards this week.Maryse:“She’s my heart, she’s everything. I mean just being here, it’s date night, but I’m like ‘OK we gotta go, she’s at the hotel. I can’t believe four hours of sleep is good and that we’re Ok.”Miz:“My favorite times is when everyone is sleeping and [Monroe] wakes up and I just have her in my arms and she just stares at me – she knows that I’m dad. Monroe is a pretty easy baby, to be honest.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second ChildVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Adam Scott Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second Child Facebook Google+ Now Playing Up Next Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 The Miz WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Now Playing Up Next Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns
Everton defender Leighton Baines has hailed their 2-1 victory against Lincoln City on Saturday as an “important” step for the club in the FA Cup.Baines highlighted the final result as the most important stat in the game as Everton struggled to a 2-1 win over Lincoln City at Goodison Park.The Toffees will now advance to the fourth round of the competition and Baines is looking forward to how far they can go this season.“It is a fantastic cup, something everyone around the world respects and a good opportunity for us to get some success,” Baines told the club’s official website.“Today was the first step to getting to where we want to be.“We got the job done, we created enough chances for it to look better on paper and more comfortable.“And we would all like to have scored more goals… we had the chances to do that. But we wouldn’t have gone anywhere else, we’d have still been in the hat for the next round.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We got the job done and we look forward to being in it.“We started well enough and got two goals ahead but from there we made it slightly difficult for ourselves,” said Baines.“We knew they’d be strong from set-pieces and that eventually got them back in the game.“But we should give Lincoln some credit, they did the work and made it a difficult day for us.“I think the confidence they got from scoring the goal gave them a boost. It was almost like a cup final for them and they grew into the game.“We should still have had more composure and quality to see that through and get more goals. And we did press and had quite a few opportunities.“But the most important thing was to win and be in the draw for the next round.”
Guntur: Minister for Transport, Information and Public Relations Perni Venkatramaiah felt that it is responsibility of everyone to recall sacrifices of martyrs in Quit India movement. Addressing a meeting held in Tenali on Monday on the occasion of Martyrs Day celebrations held under the aegis of Tenali Municipality, he recalled the sacrifices of Tammineni Subba Reddy, Gali Rama Kotaiah, Majety Subba Rao, Sirigiri Lingam, Bhaskaruni Lakshminarayana, Prayaga Raghavaiah and Jasti Appaiah, who were killed in the police firing on August 12, 1942 in Tenali and paid floral tributes to them. Speaking on this occasion, he said the government would distribute fine variety of thin rice from September 1 in Srikakulam and added that the same rice would be distributed in other districts also. Collector I Samuel Anand Kumar and MLA Annabathuni Sivakumar were present.
First Chrome browser with Manifest V3 for extensions expected in late July by Martin Brinkmann on June 24, 2019 in Google Chrome – Last Update: June 24, 2019 – 44 commentsThe first public version of the upcoming Manifest V3 for Chrome extensions is expected to be released in late July or beginning of August.Google published an early draft of the new manifest for extensions in early 2019. The manifest defines what Chrome extensions can do and some of the changes in the draft caught the attention of extension developers.Developers like Raymond Hill, best known for the Chrome content blocker uBlock Origin, noted that the initial draft could very well end ad-blocking extensions for the web browser. Other extensions, e.g. Tampermonkey, will also be affected by the changes.One of Google’s arguments for a particular API change was that content blockers could slow down the Chrome browser but a benchmark refuted the claim for the most part. Google has not published any benchmarks or data that confirmed the company’s claim in this regard.The company stated as well that the new API would improve privacy and security of Chrome users.Google made some concessions, e.g. by raising the artificial limit of the controversial API to better accommodate ad-blocking extensions but remained on course.Chromium Developer advocate Simeon Vincent confirmed on the Chromium Extensions forum that Google would launch the first preview of the new Manifest to the Canary channel in late July or beginning of August.Manifest V3 is not yet ready for experimentation and feedback. The extensions team is currently working towards releasing a Developer Preview in the Canary channel at the end of July or beginning of August. We’ll be sharing additional details when that lands.Chrome Canary is the cutting edge development version of Google Chrome. While not mentioned in the post, it is likely that the new Manifest will be turned off by default and needs to be enabled using an experimental flag before it becomes available.Most content blockers won’t work properly when the change lands in Chrome Canary. The draft and some of its limits are not final, and developers are still trying to figure out if it is even possible to publish updates that use the new API without sacrificing functionality.It will take at least six months before the change lands in Chrome Stable at the earliest; this would mean that Manifest V3 could launch as early as the beginning of 2020.Most companies that produce Chromium-based web browsers have stated that they would not implement the API in this form or that their built-in content blocking capabilities would not be affected by the change.Google made some adjustments to some of the parameters of the new API that is part of Manifest V3 but the overall change seems to be set in stone.Closing WordsIt seems unlikely that Google will modify Manifest V3 for Chrome extensions significantly at this point. The company may make changes here and there but seems hellbent on releasing the Manifest with the new API.Now You: What is your take on the whole situation? (via The Register)SummaryArticle NameFirst Chrome browser with Manifest V3 for extensions expected in late JulyDescriptionThe first public version of the upcoming Manifest V3 for Chrome extensions is expected to be released in late July or beginning of August.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more July 24, 2017 — TomTec Zero is the latest addition to the TomTec portfolio. Now every physician reading cardiovascular studies at locations such as the office, reading room or from home will have full diagnostic access to all images and clinical tools, including automated strain measurements.With mobile devices such as laptops and tablets becoming ever more suitable for daily use, TomTec developed TomTec Zero. The software allows users to utilize everyday necessities in the clinical work environment as well as providing easy access to all of clinical tools, 2-D and 3-D. The solution delivers reliable image quality and measurement results within TomTec-Arena. TomTec Zero supports the clinician’s workflow to increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes. Sales will commence after the release end of 2017.Cardiologists are now able to review images on mobile devices at any time. Whether they are working in the hospital, attending a conference or at home, pertinent information is just a click away. Referring physicians can instantly access reports and studies to get results rapidly from the cardiologist. Surgeons and anesthesiologists are able to review clinical data on laptops or tablets for surgical planning away from their usual workstation. Satellite locations can collaborate with expert readers from the central site to deliver excellent patient care.TomTec Zero can be deployed in either a private or public cloud environment. From a data-security point of view it does not store patient information on devices to avoid exposure of patient data. 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5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center She confirmed that the jet had dumped fuel, saying that was standard procedure before an emergency landing.The troubled state-owned airline lost two airliners in disasters last year.__This story has been corrected to show that the plane was an Airbus 330, not an Airbus 380.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet has made an emergency landing at Melbourne airport on Friday after a reported engine fire, an official said.Flight 148 from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur landed without incident or injury, airport spokeswoman Anna Gillett said.Gillett could not confirm media reports that the Airbus A330 returned to Melbourne because of an engine fire.“The pilot called an emergency landing and as standard procedure when a pilot calls any sort of emergency landing, emergency personnel are currently on site, Gillett said shortly after the landing. Comments Share Sponsored Stories 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean
India is considered to be a high potential source market for Taiwan Tourism (TT).“Though the tourist numbers are not very high, there has been a substantial increase from this market – a consistent 20% growth every year,” said Arthur Hsieh, Director, Taiwan Tourism, Singapore.Taiwan Tourism held educational multi-city workshops for the travel fraternity and the media in Kolkata, Bangalore and Mumbai recently. The aim of the workshop was to educate the travel agents and update their knowledge about Taiwan, the products it has to offer, USP’s of the destination and the how it caters to different segments of the Indian travellers.“We receive a large number of Indian tourists from Mumbai. We want to educate the travel trade to know more about Taiwan and TT partners,” Hsieh added. Currently, the capital city of Taipei welcomes the largest number of Indian tourists.Taiwan has also waived off visa fees on group travel fostering an increase in MICE movement from India. The average stay of Indian travellers ranges between five to six days.Noel Saxena, Country Head, Taiwan Tourism, India, shared that Indians spend $3000-4000 on an average in Taiwan. “Indians opt for various activities like ocean drives, water sports, adventure sports, and also visit Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and National Palace Museum. The most recent addition to this list is night market shopping,” he said.Taiwan also hosts a series of festivals. According to Saxena, Sky Lantern Festival, Fulong Beach Festival, Dragon Boat Festival and Hot Air Ballon are some of the must-experience festivals for visitors to this island nation.
Refinances by the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac increased in December 2017, according to the Fourth Quarter Refinance Report released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on Wednesday.Together, both the GSEs completed more than 446,295 refinances during the quarter. The report indicated that the increase in refis during the last month of 2017 was on the back of mortgage rates remaining below the levels observed at the beginning of the year. In December, mortgage rates increased to 3.95 percent from 3.92 percent the month before, the report indicated.In December, the GSEs completed 6,309 refinances through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), representing 1 percent of total refinance volume during the month. After adding the December numbers, the total refinances by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac through this program from the time of its inception stood at over 3.4 million.According to the report, from inception to December 2017, more than 2.9 million loans refinanced through HARP were for primary residences, 110,562 were for second homes and 462,325 were for investment properties.Over the year, borrowers with loan-to-value ratios greater than 105 percent accounted for 19 percent of the volume of HARP loans. The report indicated that 26 percent of HARP refinances for underwater borrowers were for shorter-term 15- and 20-year mortgages, which build equity faster than traditional 30-year mortgages.Other highlights of the report included:HARP refinances represented five or more percent of total refinances in Nevada and Florida—more than double the two percent of total refinances nationwide over the same period.In December, 5 percent of the loans refinanced through HARP had a loan‐to‐value ratio greater than 125 percent.Borrowers who refinanced through HARP had a lower delinquency rate compared to borrowers eligible for HARP who did not refinance through the program.Nine states and one U.S. territory accounted for over 70 percent of the Nation’s HARP eligible loans with a refinance incentive as of September 30, 2017. February 14, 2018 665 Views Lower Mortgage Rates in November Increase Refis Borrowers Equity Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac HARP loans Mortgage Rates Refinance 2018-02-14 Radhika Ojha in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Share
As the country celebrates National Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Month in October, many such businesses face the question of how can they get certified and win new business, especially in a competitive industry like mortgage finance? On Wednesday, a complementary webinar by the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) tackled this question as an expert panel discussed how qualifying as a certified WOSB opened up growth opportunities for organizations led by female entrepreneurs.The webinar was presented by the AMDC’s WOSB Affinity Group that is focused on advocating, educating, growing and enabling women businesses to effectively compete and win contracts. Starting the webinar off with some statistics that underlined the importance of WOSB, Heather Beers Burt, Managing Partner, Beers Housing Inc said that even though four out of 10 businesses in the U.S. were women-owned, they accounted for only 8 percent of the private sector. “Let’s continue to grow and support one another,” Burt said.Taking the audience through the qualifications that were needed to be a WOSB, Burt said that the organization should not only meet the small business size standards for the primary NAICS code and contract but should also be 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned by women who are U.S. citizens. The business should also have women managing the day-to-day operations and making its long-term decisions to qualify.”To be eligible to compete for WOSB set-asides or receive sole source awards, you must either be certified by an SBA-approved Third-Party Certifier (TPC) or self-certify with the SBA,” explained Lori Eshoo, President, and CEO, National Tax Search. While self-certification could be found on the certify.sba.gov portal, other TPCs included El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the National Women Business Owners Corporation.Reviewing the process and spotlighting the industry-specific organizations that certified WOSBs, the panel spoke about the National Association of Women in Real Estate Business (NAWRB) and the National Association of Women & Minority Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF).To get certified through NAWRB, Michelle A. Mierzwa, Partner, Wright, Finlay, & Zak explained that the NAWRB offered two categories of certification specific to the housing ecosystem—women-owned businesses and minority women-owned businesses. “To certify through the NAWRB the business must be 51 percent or more woman-owned, managed, and operated; have women business owners who are U.S. citizens or legal resident aliens, and have a business that has technical expertise in the housing ecosystem,” Mierzwa said.NAMWOLF, on the other hand, assists its law firm members in developing strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations with corporations, in-house counsel, and other legal trade associations and it certified its members.Taking the audience through the WOSB Federal Contracting Program, Josephine M. Hamel, Managing Attorney, Foreclosure at Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar said that the program enabled the economically disadvantaged WOSBs to compete for federal contracts that are set aside for them in industries where WOSBs are underrepresented. “The program allows set-asides for WOSBs in industries where women-owned small businesses are substantially underrepresented and has designated two sets of industries according to the North American Industry Classification System,” Hamel explained.The panel also discussed some of the best practices for marketing a WOSB to get certified. They included registering through the FBO.gov website, preparing a one-page capability statement outlining the business’ credentials and services, and conducting a marketing letter campaigned to contract officers introducing the company.To view the complete webinar, click here. October 24, 2018 641 Views Celebrating Women-Owned Small Businesses in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Origination AMDC HOUSING mortgage real estate WOSB 2018-10-24 Radhika Ojha Share
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