TORONTO — Barrick Gold Corp. confirms it has “reviewed the opportunity” to merge with rival Newmont Mining Corp., but says no decision has been taken.The Toronto-based gold miner says it has considered an all-share transaction with Colorado-based Newmont — a move that would combine two of the world’s largest gold producers.Newmont could not immediately be reached for comment.Reports of a potential deal began circulating Thursday, after Bloomberg reported it had been told by unidentified people that Barrick had considered the feasibility of an offer in recent months.Newmont announced a friendly deal in January to acquire Vancouver-based Goldcorp Inc. for US$10 billion.That transaction has not yet been completed. Companies in this story: (TSX:ABX, TSX:G)The Canadian Press
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne arrives at the Empire Club in Toronto on Monday April 28, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn by Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 28, 2014 10:46 am MDT Wynne promises $2.5B fund to keep business in Ontario TORONTO – Premier Kathleen Wynne is promising $2.5 billion in grants to businesses over the next decade aimed at attracting and keeping companies in Ontario, a move the Progressive Conservatives denounced as corporate welfare.Ontario can’t be “idle” in a competitive world, Wynne said Monday in a speech to the Empire Club.“We need to be aggressive and creative in striking partnerships that are in the short- and the long-term interests of the people of Ontario,” she said.“We can’t simply expect to keep Ontario competitive but then pretend that we’re not in a competition.”Details about the so-called Jobs and Prosperity Fund were scant, with Wynne promising more information in Thursday’s budget.But government officials confirmed that companies who apply and meet certain criteria could receive public dollars.The Liberals have already announced a $120-million grant to Canada’s largest software company, Open Text Corp. (TSX:OTC), and up to $220 million to Cisco Canada to expand their operations in Ontario.Cisco’s U.S. parent company rakes in billions of dollars each year, while Waterloo-based Open Text’s annual revenues have reached $1.36 billion.The proposed new fund is more corporate welfare, said Tory finance critic Vic Fedeli.If the Liberals want to attract businesses, they should focus on lowering Ontario’s high hydro rates, corporate taxes and payroll taxes, he said.“You need to fix those core fundamentals,” Fedeli said. “That’s all you need to attract business.”Wynne defended the Cisco and Open Text grants, saying the subsidies are tied to job creation and expanding key industries.The Tories’ approach is “wrong-headed” because they don’t believe in “partnering” with business, she said.“We are competing in an economy, globally, where other jurisdictions are putting incentives on the table,” she said.“We are competing with jurisdictions that are running right up against us and we need to make sure that we have the conditions … and make sure that (businesses) choose this jurisdiction for their expansion.”Wynne singled out the Tories in her campaign-style speech, saying leader Tim Hudak’s refusal to co-operate with business will “take us along a path toward a low-wage economy.”The New Democrats are hostile to business and would make “reckless financial decisions,” she added.The minority Liberals need at least one opposition party to support their budget to avoid defeat and an election.But Wynne has dropped the conciliatory tone she adopted in the past to win over the NDP.The New Democrats have sharply criticized the Liberals over the estimated $1.1-billion cost of cancelling two gas plants, but won’t say if they’ll topple the government they’ve propped up for the last two years.“Folks back home are telling me that it’s time to let them have a vote,” said NDP MPP Percy Hatfield.“But that’s the folks in my riding, not necessarily the folks in Toronto or the people in the north or the east or the west.”Wynne said the government will also extend the Youth Employment Fund to September 2015.The fund provides up to $7,800 for each eligible 15- to 29-year-old worker to help cover wage and training costs and offset job-related costs like tools and transportation.The premier also reconfirmed her intention to create what she’s calling the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan, saying more details will be disclosed in Thursday’s budget.
Terry Bradshaw48788643616282 Donovan McNabb45677285457972 Jim Kelly76647947656456 Roger Staubach79707983407375 Dan Fouts81697160875530 After breaking down the characteristics of Manning and his teams over the years, it’s amazing to see how sharply the usual tendencies were inverted along Denver’s path to the championship. On average, Manning’s teams were middle-of-the-pack on defense, and a shade better than that at running the ball. That was more than enough to rattle off an absurd string of 10-plus-win seasons, because Manning was very good — if not completely and totally great — in every facet of passing the football. His average defense was worse than that supporting Brett Favre, Joe Montana or Steve Young, and the running game was less efficient than what Tom Brady, Drew Brees or John Elway was working with.Manning did have a lot more help than Dan Marino, but he also bested him across every passing category — like a more accurate, deeper-throwing version of the Dolphins great, who got the ball out just as fast but was more careful with it. And since we’re looking at percentiles instead of raw output, the differences between eras soften, though they don’t completely disappear.That was prime Peyton, however. This year’s version was far, far worse, particularly in categories where he once excelled. To wit: His rates of completions, touchdowns and interceptions, each typically among the top 30 percent of regular QBs, all dipped into the bottom quarter of passers this season. Meanwhile, his defensive support, usually in the middle of the pack, zoomed up to the best in football. Peyton Manning91648870956052 Sources: pro football reference, football outsiders Tony Romo80778259606954 Joe Namath42886839924930 Kurt Warner93828944676061 From a lot of angles, Peyton Manning is the greatest quarterback of all time. His second Super Bowl win, however, came in decidedly un-Peyton-like fashion, with Manning riding in the wake of an all-time defense while doddering well below replacement level for most of the season. Perhaps this is karma, a just reward after a career of — with a few exceptions — being shackled to some of the worst defenses ever to run deep into the playoffs. It’s the popular line of thinking, at least, and popular enough to dig a little deeper. So: Just how bad were Peyton’s defenses in his best years?Here’s a look at the statistical profiles of Hall of Fame and near-Hall of Fame QBs from the modern era — this includes the defensive and rushing support each received throughout his career, but especially his prime. To find this, I took each passer’s performance in a few categories — completion percentage, yards per completion, touchdown percentage, interception percentage, sack percentage — and sorted them by their percentile relative to the league in any given season. I then weighted each season to give more weight to a player’s best years according to value over replacement (like I did with Ken Griffey Jr. here). Then, I did the same for Defense-adjusted Value Over Average for both rushing offense and defense. It’s been a stunning reversal, the likes of which we haven’t really seen from such a good QB before; the only possible exceptions were the final full seasons of Marino, Ken Stabler and Joe Theismann’s careers. Those performances all came in the service of mediocre teams, though. Somehow Manning actually turned an even more extreme version of this formula into a championship.We aren’t sure if the Super Bowl was Manning’s final game, and it’s hard to speculate about how this changes Manning’s legacy (not that a paltry two titles will ever satiate the “Count The Ringz!!!” crowd anyway). But even if Manning happened to be dragged to a championship in the final throes of his senescence by Von Miller and Denver’s ferocious defense, it’s hard not to appreciate the strange symmetry after Manning spent a career elevating middling and worse teams with his brilliance. Troy Aikman88384677788056 Ben Roethlisberger81797157355968 John Elway59646367637649 Philip Rivers82738167644333 Brett Favre78558257704763 Dan Marino74577866945030 PERCENTILE VS. LEAGUEDVOA FROM… QUARTERBACKCMP%YD/CMPTD%INT%SK%RUSHING OFFENSEDEFENSE Ken Anderson83526784486945 Joe Montana93327484717369 Drew Brees90528267887031 Carson Palmer69597551775547 Aaron Rodgers82799388367759 Bob Griese86558756458750 Tom Brady77688485787852 Steve Young98719078428267 Warren Moon74537159705259
The appraisal process allowed a lot to slip through the net, and it was really a missed opportunityEmma Doughty, medical negligence specialist at Slater and Gordon The “tick box” process for appraising doctors allowed rogue surgeon Ian Paterson to “slip through the net” and should be overhauled, lawyers for his victims have said.A solicitors firm representing more than 60 maimed women said the “God complex” consultant could have been stopped if reviews by managers had been more thorough.Slater and Gordon last night revealed evidence of “short and succinct” annual appraisals during the time Paterson was carrying out hundreds of needless and negligent operations. Paterson even managed to dupe GP Marian MoranCredit:Tom Maddick/SWNS Victim Frances Perks said she Paterson should ‘rot in hell’Credit:Andrew Fox Their warning comes four months after a report commissioned by the General Medical Council (GMC) found the current system has “no obvious mechanism” for identifying concerns about incompetent doctors.The 59-year-old surgeon was convicted at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday of 17 counts of wounding with intent and three of unlawful wounding against 10 private patients.But following the conclusion of the trial it emerged the NHS has already spent nearly £18 million settling more than 250 civil claims arising from his actions.Lawyers say the total number of Paterson’s victims is likely to exceed 1,000. 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. Ms Doughty is one may voices calling for an independent inquiry into Paterson’s reign of butchery, of which she wants the appraisal process for doctors to form a “major part”.“Appraisals need to allow a much wider range of colleagues to have their say,” she said.“In Mr Paterson’s case, it seemed to rely simply on someone saying “yes, he’s competent, carry on.”She also voiced concern that private hospitals often neglect to undertake their own appraisals of doctors using their premises, tending to rely on the NHS reviews.Yesterday the Sunday Telegraph revealed hundreds of Ian Paterson’s private patients may be denied compensation due to a legal loophole.Although the consultant carried out hundreds of operations at two private hospitals in the West Midlands run by Spire Healthcare between 1993 and 2012, the healthcare company is arguing it should not be held responsible because Paterson was not technically an employee.Ms Doughty said weaknesses in the surgeon’s oversight and appraisal is likely to form one of the core issues in the forthcoming litigation.On Friday the patient safety group Action Against Medical Accidents described the scale of Paterson’s offending as “Shipmanesque”, a reference to the mass-murdering GP Harold Shipman, who was finally brought to justice in 1998.Paterson is expected to be jailed at a sentencing hearing this month. Emma Doughty, who is leading the litigation at Slater and Gordon, told the Daily Telegraph: “From the evidence I have seen in relation to Ian Paterson, the appraisal process did not get the attention it deserved.“It allowed a lot to slip through the net, and it was really a missed opportunity.”She said the scandal is likely to widen after further alleged victims contacted her with accounts implicating specialists at other hospitals.Paterson was suspended from practising by the GMC in 2012, even though Heart of England NHS Foundation trust was first warned about his conduct as far back as 2003.A critical report in 2011 by Sir Ian Kennedy found that the NHS’s handling of Paterson had been a story of “secrecy and containment”.Under GMC rules, doctors must undergo an annual appraisal, as well as a “revalidation” process every five years, for which they must present a portfolio of feedback from colleagues and patients.Critics have warned, however, that the current system, introduced in 2012, allows doctors to curate their own portfolio and that it can exclude negative comments from patients and peers.
Nokia’s upcoming Lumia 920 has been generating plenty of buzz recently for both its imaging prowess and eye-catching, candy-colored shells. And while it’s been assumed that both the Lumia 920 and the more modest Lumia 820 would be very competitively priced when they arrived next month, nothing official had been announced yet. Now, however, pricing for both phones has been revealed by Nokia Italy — and the new Lumias will sell for €599 and €499 respectively.That’s really right on the money for a flagship phone in the EU, where the Samsung Galaxy S3 currently sells for about €60 less, though Apple has priced the iPhone 5 at €800 and still lists the 16GB iPhone 4S at €629 (Italy’s pricing for the iPhone has historically been pretty high, however). Prices for the Lumia 920 and 820 convert to around $775 and $645, though it’s likely that they’ll line up with competitors’ pricing in the U.S. as they do in Europe. The $599 mark has become the accepted standard for new hero devices, and it looks like the Lumia 920 will continue that trend.It’s still possible, of course, that Nokia is planning to make a splash and will opt for an even lower price point as it did with the Lumia 800 — which was listed at just $99.99 on-contract when it hit the streets back in April. Both Nokia and Microsoft have a lot riding on the launch of Windows Phone 8 and the new Lumia models, and both are keen to grab as much market share as possible from rivals like iOS, Android, and BlackBerry.More at PhoneArena
Apr 12th 2019, 6:11 AM Image: Shutterstock/PeJo Share8 Tweet Email 46 Comments Dublin man who stole €500 worth of mass donations from church gets suspended sentence Justin Murray pleaded guilty to stealing the cash from a church in Ballymun in November 2016. Short URL Friday 12 Apr 2019, 6:10 AM By Aoife Nic Ardghail and Fiona Ferguson Image: Shutterstock/PeJo 20,135 Views A DUBLIN MAN who stole €500 of mass donations from the sacristy of a church has received a suspended prison sentence.Justin Murray (40) of Moatview Court, Coolock, ran away from the church when a parishioner saw what he was doing.Gardaí later identified Murray as the thief from CCTV in the area and found his bicycle which had a sticker with “Justin Murray” on it discarded on the church grounds.At Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday, Judge Elma Sheahan noted that Murray had made efforts to rehabilitate from drug addiction and was now drug free.She suspended a 12-month prison sentence on condition he continue to get treatment and that he keep the peace.Murray had affirmed signed pleas of guilty to stealing cash at the Church of Our Lady of Victories in Ballymun, Dublin, on 6 November 2016. He has 77 previous convictions including ten thefts and 20 burglaries.Murray is serving a prison sentence for another offence and is due for release in July 2019. The suspended sentence will be consecutive to this current sentence.Earlier, Garda Ross Brierley told Fiona Murphy BL, prosecuting, that a parishioner who had been helping out after mass saw a man enter and take money from the church collection.At first she thought he was there to help, but soon realised he was stealing money. The man fled on foot when he spotted her.Garda Brierley said he arrested Murray the next day at a shopping centre after he and colleagues were satisfied he was the culprit. He said Murray was on bail for a robbery at the time.He agreed with Dean Kelly BL, defending, that Murray had gone into the church “to creep into a private area and steal money” but that he had instead come face-to-face with the parishioner.The garda agreed that Murray’s very early guilty plea to the offence was of great assistance.Kelly submitted to Judge Sheahan his client had wished to be transferred to Cork Prison as he found it easier to stay off heroin in that institution.Counsel asked the court to take into account that Murray’s convictions had been due to his addiction and that he had been stealing to get drugs. https://jrnl.ie/4588144 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Wednesday 13 Jun 2018, 10:40 AM 68 Comments 79,646 Views Share140 Tweet Email Gardaí believe machete killers are Irish as they renew appeal for information over murder Gardaí are looking to speak to taxi drivers operating in the local area on the night of Mikolaj “Nick” Wilk’s murder. Mikolaj “Nick” Wilk with his wife Elzbieta. By Garreth MacNamee Updated Jun 13th 2018, 10:40 AM GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THE murder of a father-of-two at his home in Cork over the weekend believe he was killed by four Irish men as they continue to attempt to understand the motive for the savage attack.The men entered the house in a rural area of Ballincollig, Cork, on Sunday morning and attacked Mikolaj “Nick” Wilk (35) for up to 10 minutes with machetes. His wife Elzbieta tried to protect her husband and ended up receiving serious injuries to her arms and hands. She is recovering at Cork University Hospital.Sources have told TheJournal.ie that gardaí are attempting to piece together what motive could exist for why the hard-working father-of-two was killed in such a violent manner. Seasoned gardaí have said that the crime scene was one of the worst they had seen in years on the force.Since the murder, gardaí have been checking routes out of the jurisdiction for those they consider potential suspects in the crime. They, however, found nobody to fit that profile.As things stand, gardaí believe the killers are local and that they are still in Ireland.Officers have ruled out burglary because nothing was stolen from the premises. They have also found nothing to suggest the deceased was connected with any form of criminality.Sources have said this leaves very little other than there was a personal reason for his murder or he had fallen out with a dangerous person in the course of his work.Renewed appealWilk owned his own gardening business. Gardaí will now speak to anyone he conducted business within the past six months.Gardaí have also accessed his social media profiles, as well as his phone records to check if there could have been a personal reason for the attack.Detectives believe the nature of the murder – a sustained attack with machetes for up to 10 minutes – indicates that the reason behind the killing was personal. Gardaí also recovered a gun from a car which was burnt out close to the murder scene.The fact the men had access to a firearm and decided not to use it is more evidence for gardaí, albeit circumstantial, that there was a personal motive for the case.Gardaí have this morning renewed their appeal in relation to the murder.Speaking at Gurranabraher Garda Station, Superintendent Colm O’Sullivan said: “We are continuing to appeal to anyone with information or to anyone who may have witnessed this incident.”A number of people have come forward with information and O’Sullivan thanks the public for their assistance in the investigation thus far.“However, we are aware of a number of taxis and hackneys that were operating in the Maglin, Ballincollig, Ballinora and Waterfall areas on the night of the incident who have not come forward,” he said.“I would appeal to them to contact us at Gurranbraher Garda Station on 021 494 6200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station. Any information they may have, no matter how insignificant would assist our investigation.”With reporting by Hayley Halpin. Mikolaj “Nick” Wilk with his wife Elzbieta. http://jrnl.ie/4067253 Jun 13th 2018, 6:11 AM
Manchester United winger Ashley Young has urged his teammates to build on their 5-1 win at Cardiff City as they prepare to host Huddersfield Town on Wednesday.Young wore the captain’s armband during United’s 5-1 victory at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday.Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial and a brace from Jesse Lingard gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his first win in his first game as caretaker boss.United will host Huddersfield Town on boxing day, and Young has demanded the same level of performance on Wednesday.“We are delighted [with the win],“ Young told the club’s website.“The way we went about our job from minute one to the 90th-minute was fantastic and the only disappointment was conceding the goal, but we take the positives from today’s game and build on from here.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“The fans have been fantastic all season whether we have won, lost or drawn, they have always been behind us.“There are always going to be times when they are not going to be happy when we are not winning, that’s obvious. Today they were brilliant from the warm-ups to when we left the pitch.“We want to keep those performances up for them, the staff, the players and keep building on what we showed.“We have lots of games coming up over the Christmas period and it is about recovering in the right way and we just have to concentrate on each game coming up and not look too far ahead.“The next game is against Huddersfield, a lot of the press will talk about us, but as players we concentrate on the next game and that is what we will be doing. We have another tough few games coming up and Huddersfield is our focus.”
Budget cuts approved by the Legislature last week continue to shrink the size of Washington government, dropping worker head counts to levels not seen in a decade or more.All told, 1,266 additional full-time jobs in state government will be eliminated by June 30. The biggest single reduction is the 902 jobs to be cut from the Washington State Liquor Control Board by June 1, which is the result of voters passing Initiative 1183 to privatize state liquor sales and distribution.Other big reductions include a net 440 full-time equivalent jobs, or FTEs, cut from the Department of Social and Health Services, which has already shed nearly 17 percent of its staff since June 2008.Past reductions at DSHS, the state’s biggest general-government agency, have come even while requests for benefits such as food stamps rose by 30 percent at one point, spokesman Thomas Shapley said.Virtually all of the new cuts are to positions that currently are vacant.“We have done everything we can … to make the reductions away from the front lines,” Shapley said.The bipartisan supplemental budget passed last week authorized 104,841 state positions, according to estimates released this week by the governor’s Office of Financial Management. Given that agencies are continuing to lose staff through retirements, it is unclear how many of the job cuts — outside of the liquor agency — must be delivered via layoffs.
Some tourists in the area wondered what they would do if they were on a boat for such a close encounter. “I would be a little scared,” said one tourist.“I’m from St. Louis. We don’t get that kind of stuff in St. Louis. That’s huge!” said another tourist.When asked whether she would like to see a great white up close, an elderly woman replied, “Not right by shore, but way out there. They can stay out there and I’ll be happy with that.”The deep sea fishing crew said neither shark appeared to be tagged.The video of Wednesday’s great white encounter was posted on Facebook last week and racked up about 2,000 comments, likes and shares in one day.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (WSVN) — A group of fishermen spotted a 12-foot great white shark off the coast of Florida, Wednesday.Stunning video captured the marine predator swimming around the “Canaveral Princess,” about 25 miles off Port Canaveral. “It can’t get any better than that,” said one boat passenger.Another passenger said they had gone deep sea fishing when the giant fish surfaced. “It’s very out of the ordinary,” said Christine Carr. whose family owns the fishing business behind the expedition.But what’s even more out of the ordinary is that this same fishing company saw a different great white, two weeks ago. The crew got pictures after the captain hooked the 14-footer on his line.“It was very exciting for all the passengers that were on the boat, and it’s gotten a lot of excitement on Facebook,” said Carr.Carr said the social media exposure is beneficial for the entire area. “We’ve got great things to do here at Port Canaveral, and now this is one of those things we can add to this list. Now you can go off shore and see great whites, possibly,” she said.
PORT ORANGE, Fla. (WSVN) — Officials have cancelled a missing child alert for two teenage girls who went missing in Volusia County.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a missing child alert for 15-year-olds Destiny Thompson and Brittany Pickavance, July 16.However, the alert has since been cancelled. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
WILMINGTON, MA — Analog Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, recently announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Karen M. Golz as an independent director on the Board, effective immediately. Ms. Golz retired as a partner from Ernst & Young, where she held various senior leadership positions during her tenure at the firm, including most recently, Global Vice Chair, Japan. In addition to accounting and audit expertise, Ms. Golz brings extensive experience helping large organizations successfully navigate the complexities of international trade and regulation. Ms. Golz will serve on the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.“We are honored to have Karen join the ADI Board. Karen’s expertise and international experience will add additional talent to our Audit Committee,” said Ray Stata, ADI Chairman of the Board. “We are looking forward to her contributions to the company.”Ms. Golz currently serves as senior advisor to The Boston Consulting Group’s Audit and Risk Committee and sits on the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois Foundation.Ms. Golz earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy, with highest honors, from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and is a certified public accountant licensed in several jurisdictions.About Analog DevicesAnalog Devices (Nasdaq: ADI) is the leading global high-performance analog technology company dedicated to solving the toughest engineering challenges. We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure, power, connect and interpret.(NOTE: The above press release is from Analog Devices.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Analog Devices Recognized For Employee Benefits, Work Culture & Business GrowthIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Analog Devices Honors Top Suppliers At Inaugural Supplier Day 2019In “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Anantha Chandrakasan To Join Analog Devices Board of DirectorsIn “Business”
Hyderabad: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy on Saturday said steps were taken to deal with any situation arising out special circumstances prevailing in the aftermath of abrogation of Article 370. Addressing the media here, he said certain special measures had been taken against the backdrop of the irresponsible statements being made by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us But, it was not easy for anyone to sabotage the efforts as the people were united. However, measures were taken to deal with any eventuality. Kishan Reddy said it was unfortunate that some political parties were seeing the abrogation of Article 370 through a political prism instead of viewing it from the point of national interest. The decision, which was long due, had been taken to protect the national interest. He said the decision would help the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us It would address the issues concerning farmers, youth, women and other sections in the State. It would help create jobs, welfare and development of people. He said there was no curfew in J&K and the prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC had been lifted in several places across the valley on Saturday. Extending Eid wishes to the people of the valley, he asked there was no untoward incident and valley was peaceful and people can celebrate Eid as usual. Responding to a question, Kishan Reddy said people of J&K are breathing freely after 70 years of suppression under Article 370.
After attracting a large number of artists, art connoisseurs, scholars, investors and students, the three – day National Art Exhibition of Hammeratag.com titled Art 4 Fortune that started on 27 May at All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society came to an end.The iconic art of over 100 artists and sculptors appealed even to the art buyers and generated sale enquiries of Rs. 19.50 lakhs as per the preliminary reports. The best part of the event was the even the lesser known talented artists were projected. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ As informed by Gayatri Vashistha, Managing Director, Hammerartag.com, ‘In view to fulfill the aspirations of art fraternity, the Hammerartag.com with its associates has geared up to launch its ambitious mission Art 4 Fortune comprising of Asian Art Icons Competition and Exhibition 2015, and it’s another mega Asian Art Bank, Web portal for Sale of Affordable Arts’. Hammeratag.com has also planned to hold an exclusive international painting competition titled ‘Save the Earth’ to create global awareness towards eco-friendly lifestyle. The painting competition will be organized in association with the international NGO, Pallavi Arts with active support of international Central/ State bodies, galleries, schools, corporates and organizations. The Award ceremony is scheduled to be held in Delhi on the World Art Day, 15 April, 2015 which marks auspicious birthday of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).
Asia PacificChinaIndiaJapan The Global Remote Mobile Payment Market research report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state Industry. The Market research report provides an overview of the market development status and future outlook of the market.Global Remote Mobile Payment Market valued approximately USD 1707.22 billion in 2018 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 44.90% over the forecast period 2019-2026.Request the Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3199902?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=SDThe Remote Mobile Payment Market is continuously growing in the global scenario at significant pace. The Remote mobile payment occurs when the retailer is far off, and a customer wishes to purchase goods via SMS text message or mobile website with their mobile phones. Remote mobile payment offers a secure and safe payment method. The data security is precisely maintained and with advancement in technology the remote mobile payment option is also being developed further. The remote mobile payment technology is being used in various sectors such as retail, IT, telecommunications, hospitality, healthcare and many more. Rising penetration of smartphones in both the developed and developing countries, emergence of near field communication and rising adoption of big data and Internet of Things are the substantial driving factors of the market during the forecast period. Moreover, rising government initiatives and technological innovations that has enabled real time authentication of personnel’s is the factors that likely to create numerous opportunity in the near future. However, data security concerns and complications associated with processing mobile payments such as threat of financial details of the card owner are the factors that hampering the growth of the market during the forecast period.The regional analysis of Global Remote Mobile Payment Market is considered for the key regions such as Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and Rest of the World. North America is the leading/significant region across the world in terms of market share due to rising adoption of smartphones among people and early adoption of latest technology in the region. Europe is also estimated to grow at significant growth rate in the global Remote Mobile Payment market due to rising government initiatives to promote digital currency over the upcoming years. Further, Asia-Pacific is also anticipated to exhibit higher growth rate / CAGR over the forecast period 2019-2026 due to large consumer base of smartphone in the region.The major market player included in this report are:Apple Inc.Alphabet Inc.Dh CorporationSamsung ElectronicsXiaomiVisa Inc.The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming eight years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within each of the regions and countries involved in the study. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, the report shall also incorporate available opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players. The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:By Type:Peer-to-PeerM-commerceBy Application:RetailHospitality and TourismIT & TelecommunicationBFSIMedia and EntertainmentOthersBy Regions:North AmericaUSCanada EuropeUKGermany Latin AmericaBrazilMexicoRest of the World Target Audience of the Global Remote Mobile Payment Market in Market Study:Key Consulting Companies & AdvisorsLarge, medium-sized, and small enterprisesVenture capitalistsValue-Added Resellers (VARs)Third-party knowledge providersInvestment bankersInvestorsAvail the Discount on this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3199902?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=SDFurthermore, years considered for the study are as follows:Historical year – 2016, 2017Base year – 2018Forecast period – 2019 to 2026 About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail email@example.com
Image courtesy of Imago Systems Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Related Content Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more 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. The multi-year… read more 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. The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more September 28, 2016 — Although approximately 50 percent of cancer patients in developing countries need radiation therapy (RT), up to half of these patients do not have access to it, according to new research. The research was presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Sept. 25-28 in Boston.Examining nine middle-income countries, researchers found that between 18 and 82 percent of patients who can benefit from RT in these countries do not receive the treatment.Researchers at the International Atomic Energy Agency conducted this project to assess levels of optimal and actual RT utilization (RTU) and calculated unmet RT need in developing countries. This study is the first scientific analysis of RTU in middle-income countries. Findings reflect data from nine countries, including Costa Rica, Ghana, Malaysia, the Philippines, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Tunisia and Uruguay.Optimal and actual RTU rates were determined for each country. The optimal RTU rate is the proportion of all newly diagnosed cases of cancer who have an indication for RT at least once in their lifetime. An indication for RT was defined as a clinical scenario for which RT is recommended as the treatment of choice because there is evidence of its superiority to alternative modalities and/or no treatment (e.g., better survival, local control or quality of life profiles). In clinical situations where RT was equivalent to other treatment options, all comparable modalities were included in the model, and a subsequent sensitivity analysis was conducted to determine the proportion of these patients who indicated for RT.Indications for RT for each cancer site were derived from treatment guidelines published by reputed national and international organizations. An evidence-based computation model was used based on data from high-income countries, and researchers developed optimal RTU models for each cancer site by combining clinical scenarios and epidemiological data. The distribution of tumor types for each country was obtained from Globocan-2012, and patients were counted only once even if they subsequently developed repeated indications for RT.Actual RTU rate was calculated by dividing the total number of new cases of cancer treated with RT for the first time in 2012 (“new RT cases”) by the total number of new cases of cancer diagnosed in the same year (“incident cases”). The total number of new RT cases for each country was reported to the research team by the individual country coordinators who gathered the data from their own center, and all other RT centers in their respective countries. Incident cases were obtained from cancer incidence data from Globocan-2012.The case-mix for each country was determined by prospectively registering 300 consecutive patients receiving RT at a leading RT center in each country and by capturing detailed data on patient, tumor and treatment characteristics from this sample.The median optimal RTU for all countries was 52 percent. Optimal RTU rates ranged from a low of 47 percent for Costa Rica to a high of 56 percent for Tunisia. Differences in optimal RTU rates are attributable to varying incidence rates of cancer types in each country.Median actual RTU rate was roughly half of optimal utilization, suggesting that nearly half of cancer patients across these nine countries combined may not be receiving adequate care for their disease. The median actual RTU rate was 28 percent, with a much broader range than for optimal RTU. The lowest rates of utilization were in Ghana (9 percent) and the Philippines (10.3 percent), while the highest utilization rates were in Tunisia (46 percent) and Uruguay (37 percent).Actual RTU rates were lower than optimal RTU rates for all nine countries, with the smallest difference in Tunisia and the widest gap in Ghana at nearly 43 percentage points. Median level of unmet need was 47 percent for all countries combined.Ghana and the Philippines had the highest levels of unmet need, at 82.3 and 80.5 percent, respectively. In the majority of cases in Romania (57.6 percent) and Serbia (54 percent), RT is not utilized, though indications for it exist. Costa Rica and Tunisia had the lowest levels of unmet need, at 25.5 and 18 percent, respectively. Unmet need in RT utilization indicates that RT is not administered when needed.“Access to radiation therapy remains limited in low-and middle-income countries,” said Elena Fidarova, M.D., a researcher at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and co-author of the study. “In Ghana and the Philippines, for example, about eight in 10 cancer patients who need radiation therapy will not receive needed treatment. To eradicate this disparity, efforts should be made to improve access to radiation therapy. National radiation therapy strategy with realistic short-, mid- and long-term goals should be developed and incorporated into comprehensive national cancer control plans. Existing obstacles to RT access should be systematically addressed in the planning phase.”The unmet need was particularly substantial (in the order of 80 percent) in countries with limited resources and a large population. The number of teletherapy machines per 1,000 cancer cases ranged from a high of 1.3 in Tunisia to a low of 0.19 in Ghana. The strong correlation between the actual RTU rates and the number of teletherapy machines per 1,000 cancer cases/year in each country confirms that, although other access factors may be at play, availability of RT machines is an important factor in RT utilization.“Our findings strongly support the call for action from the Lancet Oncology Commission, which requires a worldwide effort to expand global access to radiation therapy,” said Fidarova. “Differences between optimal and actual RTU rates and the high percentage of unmet RT need likely stem from a number of complex reasons, although inadequate capacity for radiation therapy is the most obvious factor. As obstacles in access to existing RT services, such as inadequate referral patterns, affordability of treatment and geographical distribution of centers, differ by country, so does the ideal mix of solutions.”For more information: www.astro.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… 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 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 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 News | Radiation Therapy | September 28, 2016 New Study Reveals Large Unmet Radiation Therapy Needs in Developing Countries Large international group finds unmet need in all nine middle-income countries, including eight in 10 patients in some countries not receiving needed treatment News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more
26Jan U.S. 10 bridge proposal honors Midland’s Ullom Categories: Glenn News,Glenn Photos Stamas, Glenn present bridge memorial bill to House panelKevin Ullom speaks to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure about his son, U.S. Navy Corpsman Aaron Ullom, who was killed in action during deployment to Afghanistan in 2011. Also providing support for Senate Bill 513 to designate a U.S. 10 bridge for Aaron’s service and sacrifice were, from left: Sen. Jim Stamas; Rep. Gary Glenn; Debi Ullom, Aaron’s mother; and Sean Bartley, his brother.Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, and Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, appeared today before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure with Aaron D. Ullom’s parents, Kevin and Debi Ullom, and his brother, Sean Bartley, to support Senate Bill 513.The legislation designates the U.S.10 bridge over Eastman Avenue in Midland as the “Corpsman Aaron D. Ullom Memorial Bridge.”“This bridge will forever memorialize Aaron, a son of Midland, for his service to our country and his heroic action to aid a fellow soldier while under enemy fire,” said Rep. Glenn, a member of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. “Senator Stamas and I both served our country in uniform, and we know the people of Midland will join us in honoring the sacrifice made by Corpsman Ullom and his family.”Ullom, a 2009 Midland High School graduate, was a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy when on July 12, 2011 he was killed by enemy gunfire while on patrol in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, after leaving his small ditch to apply a tourniquet to a wounded Marine. For his actions, Corpsman Ullom was awarded the Purple Heart.“America is strong today because of patriots like Aaron,” said Sen. Stamas. “The people of Midland and the entire state are proud to call Aaron one of our own, and this memorial bridge would stand as a permanent reminder of the life of a native son who never returned home.”The Michigan Memorial Highway Act of 2001 allows for naming bridges and highways within the state to memorialize people or events of significance. The act requires that the cost of constructing, erecting and maintaining the sign and other costs associated with the designation be borne by the individuals or organization requesting the designation.The House committee unanimously approved SB 513, with bipartisan support, for consideration by the full House.
20Sep Rep. Cole promotes Rail Safety Week in September Categories: Cole News State Rep. Triston Cole, of Mancelona, today introduced a resolution, declaring Sept. 24-30 as Rail Safety Week in Michigan.While the number of highway-rail crossing collisions, deaths and injuries has dropped over the past five decades, it is a startling fact that a person or vehicle is hit by a train about every three hours in the U.S.Sixty-eight crashes occurred at public highway-rail grade crossings in 2016, resulting in eight fatalities and 26 injuries in Michigan. Michigan ranked in the top 10 nationally for highway-rail crossing incidents last year. “My goal is to raise awareness of rail safety and keep Michigan citizens safe,” said Cole, who chairs the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “It’s imperative that we continue to educate the public about the dangers at crossings and trespassing on railroad tracks.”This year Michigan will join 47 other states in implementing “Operation Lifesaver,” a regional rail safety initiative during the inaugural National Rail Safety Week.###
Categories: Whiteford News 26Feb Rep. Whiteford announces March office hours State Rep. Mary Whiteford will meet with Allegan County residents during scheduled office hours next month.“District office hours are a great way to connect and hear from members of the community,” Rep. Whiteford said. “I encourage area residents to attend and share the issues important to them and to their families.”Rep. Whiteford will be available Monday, March 18 at the following times and locations:9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Douglas City Hall, 86 W Center St. in Douglas; and11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Allegan District Library, 331 Hubbard St. in Allegan.No appointments are necessary. Those who are unable to attend at the scheduled times, but would like an opportunity to talk with Rep. Whiteford may call her office at (517) 373-0836 or email MaryWhiteford@house.mi.gov.###