RENO, Nev. — Property and business owners at Lake Tahoe are suing to block new restrictions on short-term vacation rentals they say are wreaking havoc on visiting families planning to spend the holidays at the mountain resort.A lawyer for the South Lake Tahoe Property Owners Group hoped to secure a temporary injunction Wednesday in California’s El Dorado County Superior Court suspending the new rental rules voters approved in November.But Andrew Pierce says Judge Michael McLaughlin cited an unspecified conflict of interest and recused himself from the case. A new hearing date hasn’t been set yet.A ban on short-term rentals affecting 1,400 properties outside South Lake Tahoe’s main tourist corridor doesn’t begin until 2020.But Pierce says a cap on the number of people who can stay in a rental home already has gone into effect. He says it’s unconstitutional.Scott Sonner, The Associated Press
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Fall Fair celebrated its 71st-anniversary last weekend.The fair included cattle, horse and baking events as well as handy craft contests, a truck pull and dance competition.Jodie Richter had one of the best performances at the fair, achieving three total aggregates in the baking, flowers and foliage and the fruits and vegetable competitions. Winners from the fair are shown below:Dairy Cattle:Junior Grooming: Jeremiah GauthierOpen Grooming: Butterkup FarmsJunior Showmanship: Jeremiah GauthierOpen Showmanship: Butterkup FarmsCow and Calf Pair: Butterkup FarmsFirst Year Milking: Butterkup FarmsSecond Year Milking: 8 Way CharolaisYearling Heifer: Schroer FamilyBest Udder of Show: Schroer FamilyCalf of the Current Year: Schroer FamilyMature Cow: Schroer FamilyBeef Cattle: Grand Aggregate: Halfway River SimmentalsDarren Pugh Memorial Breeder’Exhibitit: Rafter SJ AngusShowmanship: Caitlan HarmonIntermediate Showmanship: Justin McCordJunior Showmanship: Donovan Snider4-H Cow with Calf: Logan Denzler4-H Yearling Heifer: Seth HarmonBull Calf: Eckbert WeitzelYearling Bull: Michaela McCordOverall Bull: Eckbert WeitzelYearling Calf: Michaela McCordHeifer Calf: Justin McCordMature Cow with Calf: Christa WeitzelOverall Female: Justin McCordSteer Classic: Christa WeitzelPen of Three Heifers: Dry Creek RanchHeavy Horse:Horse Pull: Calvin BuchtaTop Teamster: MackenzieOldest Teamster: DillmanLight Horse: Grand Champion English Horse: Dannielle HennesseyReserve Champion English Horse: Gracie EnglishGrand Champion Western Horse: Katrina KimmieReserve Champion Western Horse: Becky NewshamGrand Halter Champion: Katrina KimmieReserve Halter Champion: Megan RawsonHome Baking: Grand Aggregate: Julie JohnsonGluten Free Aggregate: Jodie RichterHandicrafts: Grand Aggregate: Priscilla BenterudBest in Show: Doris HoferSeasonal Crafts Aggregate: Priscilla BenterudSewing Aggregate: Priscilla BenterudFibre Arts Aggregate: Rene GiesbrechtSenior Handicrafts Aggregate: Julie TaylorQuilts Aggrigate: Anita AndersonNeedle Work Aggregate: David PriceHand Knitting Aggregate: Kath LangerudToys and Dolls Aggregate: Priscilla BenterudTruck Pull:Class 2000-2999: Bob Corbett – 305.97Class 3000-3999: George Lamy – 210.43Class 4000-4999: Noel Pomeroy – 402.52Class 5000-5999: Harvey Hennig – 410.49Class 6000-6999: Dalton Brown – 385.28Class 7000-7999: Hans Merkl – 171.87Class 8000-8999: Peter Donszelmann – 262.93Class 9000-9999: Kristyn Brody – 229.85Class 10000-11999: Charles Newman – 471.87Class 12000-13999: Arnold Radatz – 527.27Class 14000-19999: Dave Wuthrich – 735.20Entertainment:Amateur Talent Show Best in Show: Audrey WendelU17 Individual music: Audrey WendelU17 Individual Performing Arts: Adylnn Wandler18+ Individual Music: Jayden Stafford18+ Music Group: Karen and KathyDogs: Stock Dogs: Carol Nelson and PiaSheep: Grand Champion Ewe: Christa WeitzelBreeder’s Exhibit: Christa WeitzelJr. Grooming: Meggan BueckertJr. Showmanship: Katelynn BueckertPoultry: Mature Rooster: Ella KellyU16 Spring Pullets: Delany KingOpen Fancy Breed: Ella Kelly and Caitlyn KellySpring Roosters: Charly KingLaying Hens: Jason SowersSpring Pullets: Brookyln Morton and Jaida MortonGoats: Grand Champion Meat Doe: Freyja JarnaginGrand Champion Dairy Doe: Melvin Jarnagin8+ Jr. Showmanship: Stella JarnaginOpen Showmanship: Stella JarnaginHome Canning:Grand Aggregate: Noreen KramerBest in Show: Mavis NelsonBernarding Jam and Jelly Award: Lorna PennerBernardin Giftpack Competition: Eliza BenterudBest Wines: Gordon Westergaard and Katy PeckBest Liquer: Herbert KeuthFruits and Vegetables:Grand Aggregate: Suzie Richter and Jodie RichterMost Outstanding Fruit: Helen DutchakMost Outstanding Vegetable: Tiffany ThiessenBest Tomato: Dick KatterbergBiggest Zuchini: Suzie Richter and Jodie RichterBest Vegetable Scultpture: Lorne McBethBest Scarecrow: Cindy GoertzenFlowers and Foliage:Grand Aggregate: Jodie Richter and Julie TaylorHighest Horticultural Award: Suzie Richter and Jodie RichterBest Cut Flower: Marg ZielsdorfBest Arrangement: Olga GregoireBest Orchid: Ben Hansen and Wilma HansenBest House Plant: Suzie RichterArt:Grand Aggregate artwork: Samantha WigglesworthGrand Aggregate photography: Diane KingBest in Show Photography: Frieda Walter
Kolkata: Nibedita Sharma, RSP councillor of ward 65 in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, joined Trinamool Congress on Saturday. The TMC party flag was handed over to her by party secretary general Partha Chatterjee, in presence of senior Trinamool Congress leaders Subrata Mukherjee, Subrata Bakshi, Firhad Hakim and Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay at the party meeting of the Kolkata South constituency at Nazrul Manch.”I am inspired by the social development schemes of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her strong protest against divisive politics,” Sharma said. Her husband Sushil Sharma, who had earlier been the Member, Mayor-in-Council (Lighting) of KMC during the Left Front board, also joined TMC. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersSenior TMC leader and state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said: “Bengal has produced a Speaker of the Lok Sabha and also a President of India. Now we want a Prime Minister from Bengal (in the form of Mamata Banerjee) so we should take the Lok sabha elections as a challenge and ensure that there is a lead in all wards of KMC.” State Panchayat & Rural Development minister Subrata Mukherjee called for competition among the MLAs and councillors so that TMC leads in all the wards. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaTaking the cue from Mukherjee, Mayor Firhad Hakim said all TMC councillors in KMC should have a healthy competition of how much lead they can provide to the candidates of Kolkata South and Kolkata North, from their respective wards. “After the Lok Sabha, there will be the municipal elections, so it will be giving us a better idea of how far we have been successful in reaching our voters,” he added. TMC councillor Jui Biswas proposed that since there is a good number of Hindi speaking voters in the Kolkata South constituency, there should be someone who is well versed in the language at the campaign team of the party.
Rabat – On August 13, 2014, Spain witnessed a surge of sub-Saharan immigrants into its borders. Around 600 migrants attempted to cross into the North African enclave of Melilla, with none succeeding. Among them were two, identified as N.D. and N.T. Their story led the European Court of Human Rights to bring action against Spain in court.Originally from Mali, N.D., 31, arrived to Morocco in March 2013 and resided for about nine months in the makeshift camp on Gurugu Mountain, near the border crossing into Melilla.N.T., 30, came to Morocco from the Ivory Coast at the end of 2012, staying in the same camp. August 13, 2014 saw good weather conditions, prompting 600 sub-Saharan migrants to test their chances at the border. N.D. and N.T. left the camp and attempted to enter Spain with a group of sub-Saharan migrants through the Melilla crossing.Climb Higher for the Eventual FallThe two managed to climb the first six-meter-high external barrier. While N.T. only managed to cross the first two barriers, N.D. succeeded in scaling up to the top of the third barrier.While climbing over the borders, N.T. and N.D were brought down by members of Guardia Civil. They were immediately arrested, handcuffed and returned to Morocco, without being identified or questioned. The two were not given the opportunity to explain their personal circumstances or to receive assistance from lawyers, interpreters, or medical personnel.In utter silence, N.D and N.T were subsequently transferred to the Nador police station, and then to Fez, more than 300 kilometers from Melilla, in the company of 75 to 80 other migrants who had attempted to enter the Spanish city on the same date.Unlawful ExpulsionWhile their story, like that of many sub-Saharan immigrants, would normally end there, it did not.Non-governmental organizations, including Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR), the Spanish Commission for Assistance to Refugees (CEAR) and, acting collectively, from the Centre for Advice on Individual Rights in Europe (the AIRE Centre), Amnesty International (AI), the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE),subsequently lodged a complaint that the expulsion has been “unlawful” and called for the opening of an investigation on February, 12, 2015.The two migrants claimed that they had been subjected to a collective expulsion without an individual assessment of their situation, with no basis in law and without the provision of any legal advice. Videos of the events captured by witnesses and journalists were submitted to the Court by the applicants, as proof Spain’s legal violations.Following an investigation, the ECHR ruled that the long-standing practice of push-backs at the external borders of the European Union (EU) violates two articles of the European Convention on Human Rights, which prohibit the “collective expulsions of aliens.”The court observed that it was “undisputed that N.D. and N.T., who were under the exclusive and continuous control of the Spanish authorities, had been expelled and sent back to Morocco against their wishes,” which violated Article 4 of Protocol No. 4.The two were also deprived of “the right to effective remedy” set up by the convention in Article 13, which states that “everyone whose rights and freedoms as set forth in this Convention are violated shall have an effective remedy before a national authority notwithstanding that the violation has been committed by persons acting in an official capacity. Spain Plays the VictimThe Spanish government raised objections to the court’s judgment, saying that “the application was based on events which occurred outside the jurisdiction of Spain.”Spain claimed that N.D and N.T had not succeeded in crossing the protective structures at the Melilla border, thus Spain could be penalized for the way they were treated.The Court, however, deemed the government’s response as “irrelevant.” Given that it was the Spanish authority that had exercised power over the two migrants, it was unnecessary to establish whether the two migrants were in Morocco or Spain.“From the moment that the applicants climbed down from the barriers, they had been under the continuous and exclusive control of the Spanish authorities,” wrote the court.Spain also claimed that N.D and N.T were unfairly painted as victims. “Neither of the two applicants has submitted a request for international protection to the Spanish authorities before applying to the Court,” the government noted.The migrants had therefore “lost victim status,” as they had succeeded in entering Spanish territory unlawfully and deportation orders had been issued against them.The court dismissed Spain’s objections, confirming that the applicants could indeed claim to be victims.“They had given a coherent account of the circumstances, their countries of origin and the difficulties that had led them to the makeshift camp on Mount Gurugu, and of their participation with other migrants in the attempt to scale the barriers surrounding the Melilla border crossing on 13 August 2014, with the aim of entering Spanish territory,” wrote the court.The ECHR ruled that, as Spain violated Article 13 of the Convention taken together with Article 4 of Protocol No. 4 to the Convention, it must pay each of the applicants EUR 5,000 “in respect of non-pecuniary damage.”
VANCOUVER — Lululemon Athletica will pay its new chief executive at least US$3.1 million in salary, stock and bonuses in his first year on the job, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.[np_storybar title=”New Lululemon Athletica CEO brings pedigree in top cult brands” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2013/12/10/lululemon-laurent-potdevin/”%5DIn naming Laurent Potdevin as its new CEO, Lululemon Athletica Inc. has found a seasoned fashion and sporting goods executive with a pedigree in top cult brands. The Vancouver-based company’s concurrent announcement Tuesday of the pending exit of controversial founder Chip Wilson as non-executive chairman was viewed as a step in the right direction for the yogawear retailer’s global expansion. Keep reading. [/np_storybar]The filings say Laurent Potdevin will be paid an annual base salary of US$900,000, a signing bonus of US$200,000 and company stock valued at least US$2 million that will vest over three years.He will also be eligible for an annual cash performance bonus of up to three times his base salary, US$2 million in performance-based restricted stock units and stock options to buy at least US$675,000 in Lululemon shares.Also, if Potdevin stays with the Vancouver-based clothing retailer for at least two years, he will receive an additional US$1.65 million retention bonus, says the documents.The yoga gear maker announced on Tuesday that Potdevin will take over as CEO next month from Christine Day.Potdevin begin his career at luxury retailer LVMH and was most recently served as president of Toms Shoes, the company that gives away a pair of new shoes to a child in need for each pair it sells. He also spent more than 15 years at Burton Snowboards, including as president and CEO from 2005 to 2010.Lululemon also announced that its founder Chip Wilson is stepping down as chairman in the new year, but will remain on the board of directors.The company has been struggling this year as it tried to move on from a massive recall of its black Luon pants following customer complaints that the plants were too sheer.The company blamed the problems on a style change and production issues and moved to fix the problems, but later faced other complaints about the quality and durability of their pricey workout gear.In an interview last month, Wilson touched off a flurry of criticism by suggesting to Bloomberg TV that production issues may not have been the only issue.“Quite frankly, some women’s bodies just actually don’t work for it,” he said. “It’s really about the rubbing through the thighs, how much pressure is there.”Critics accused Wilson of shaming women’s bodies and gathered thousands of supporters through an online petition.Wilson later posted a video message online in which he said he was “sad for the repercussions of my actions. I’m sad for the people of Lululemon who I care so much about that have really had to face the brunt of my actions. I take responsibility for all that has occurred.”Lululemon is slated to reports its latest quarterly earnings on Thursday.
“The drop in ODA (excluding special purpose grants) leads to less ODA available as a source of budgetary resources, thereby limiting the efforts of developing countries to pursue the goals,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a note conveying a statistical review of trends in development cooperation. “The trend must be reversed,” he maintains.The report recalls that during the early 1990s, the ODA share of donor countries’ gross national income shrank to a low of 0.21 per cent, but the pledges made by donors to increase such aid at the International Conference on Financing for Development, held in Monterrey, Mexico in 2000, stemmed the fall.By 2005 ODA had recovered to reach a high of $106.5 billion, with the share of ODA to gross national income equal to 0.33 per cent. Aid for development programmes and projects recorded the largest increase in many years, the report says.It points out, however, that the recent recovery in aid flows has been mainly the result of debt relief for Iraq and Nigeria and emergency aid to the tsunami-affected countries in the Indian Ocean. Aid toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the set of targets agreed upon at the 2000 World Summit to reduce extreme poverty and other global ills by the year 2015, falls far short of the estimated $150 billion projected.In addition to calling for increased funding targeting to the MDGs, Mr. Annan also advocates putting fewer conditions on the use of ODA by developing countries, so that they can take a greater degree of “ownership” in their own development programmes.Introducing the report at the ECOSOC session in Geneva today, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs José Antonio Ocampo said the timing of the ODA review is particularly significant, since efforts are now underway to establish a forum for development cooperation attached to ECOSOC, as called for by the 2005 World Summit.
Ohio State (1-7) – This team is the victim of a bad year to have the nonconference schedule that it has. In their first three weekends, the Buckeyes were challenged with top-20 opponents in Bowling Green, Miami and Providence. Coach Steve Rohlik doesn’t make excuses that he has 10 freshmen on his roster this season, but the lack of offense has been frustrating to this point, culminating in the Buckeyes’ 2-1 loss against Mercyhurst on Oct. 30. That was a game that saw OSU outshoot the Lakers 40-16. The chances have been there, they just haven’t gone in. We’ll see how the Buckeyes follow up their first win of the season, putting up a season-high five goals against Mercyhurst on Halloween.The Big Ten had great expectations when it was formed, due in part to the history and tradition of programs like Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. It might not be this season but I still think it’s a matter of time before the conference will thrive, especially if established “Big Ten” club hockey programs like Illinois or Rutgers receive the proper funding to add teams into the mix. A few years ago, the idea of Big Ten hockey looked as good as sending out Matt Harvey in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the World Series. Now there’s a plethora of questions that have to be answered.Too soon, Mets fans? Penn State (4-2-1) – A lot of offense has been shown so far in the Nittany Lions’ early-season success. Their 4.57 goals per game is third best in the nation and their win against No. 18 Notre Dame on Oct. 17 is the nicest looking nonconference win out of any team in the Big Ten. Upcoming games against Niagara and Sacred Heart should allow the Nittany Lions to keep the goals flowing. But conference play will be a big indicator of how good this team actually is. OSU freshman forward Mason Jobst controls the puck during a game agaisnt Brock on Oct 3. OSU won 4-0. Credit: Kaley Rentz / Asst. Sports DirectorWhen Terry and Kim Pegula made their $88 million dollar gift to Penn State in 2010 to fund a new ice arena and to establish a NCAA Division I hockey program at the university, Big Ten hockey was born as well, beginning with the 2013-14 season. Year 1 of the Big Ten saw Minnesota fall in the national championship to Union College (New York), but four of the conference’s six teams finished the year ranked in the top 20 of the United States College Hockey Online poll.This led to the hype of last season, which fell far short of expectations, as an underachieving Minnesota team was the lone representative in the NCAA tournament. The Gophers were promptly dominated in the opening round, losing to in-state rival Minnesota-Duluth 4-1.This season, it hasn’t been pretty.So far the six Big Ten teams have a combined record of 15-19-6. The wins haven’t been all that impressive and some losses have come as head-scratching.Let’s run it down from top to bottom:Michigan (4-1-1) – The only ranked team according to the USCHO poll and by far the most hyped team in the conference. The No. 13 Wolverines have two tight wins against a much less talented Mercyhurst team, a win against Rensselaer, a tie with Union, a close win and a stunning loss at home against Robert Morris. A team expected to be the face of the conference has been unimpressive thus far. It still has a ton of talent, so we’ll see how they develop before conference play begins. Michigan State (2-3-1) – Not a whole lot was expected out of the Spartans this season, as their only wins have come against a bad Lake Superior State team that is currently 2-6. Offense has been the big issue here, as Michigan State is averaging just over two goals per game. It’s scored more than two goals in just two of their six games. Wisconsin (2-3-3) – This program is a mess. This is expected to be coach Mike Eaves’ last season in Madison after finishing with a jaw-dropping 4-27-5 record last year. “Hey, they’ve already won two games this year right?” Well, those two wins came against first-year Division I program Arizona State at home last weekend. The Badgers played to a draw against Northern Michigan and Ferris State, but there’s no reason to believe that success is in the near future. Minnesota (2-3) – The majority of the questions between the pipes heading into the season were about the goaltending, but not when it came to lighting the lamp. However, Minnesota has scored just one goal in its first three contests, losing to Vermont and being swept by No. 6-ranked Minnesota-Duluth. The Golden Gophers two wins have come against a bad Northeastern team two weeks ago by scores of 4-0 and 4-3. Out of the 60 Division I hockey programs, the Golden Gophers are tied for 55th in total offense and are dead last in the Big Ten, averaging measly 1.8 goals per game. Freshman netminder Eric Schierhorn already has a lot on his plate trying to replace Adam Wilcox. There is not much you can blame him for at this point.
Creating a formal partnership will help us to provide a better service and hopefully help reunite missing loved ones with their families.The Irish Search Dogs is staffed by volunteers and works primarily with bloodhounds which are used for trailing and sheepdogs amongst other breeds which are used for air-scenting missing persons. Their dogs are trained to locate missing persons on both land and water.Missing in Ireland Support Services (MISS) operates the Missing Persons’ Helpline and a support service to families and friends of those who have gone missing through its dedicated helpline 1890 442 552.Read: Report recommends new laws on missing persons and the disappeared > THE VOLUNTEER GROUP, Irish Search Dogs, has joined together with the Missing Persons’ Helpline, in the search for the 6,000 people who are reported missing in Ireland every year.The Missing Persons’ Helpline provides a support service for family and friends of missing persons, while Irish Search Dogs carries out searches nationwide upon call-outs from emergency services. Now both voluntary groups will be able to expand the scope of their remit and hopefully success in finding the 16 people who go missing in Ireland on average every day, by providing a direct link between the helpline and search services.Glen Barton, Chairman of Irish Search Dogs said this service will not require people to wait 24 hours before reporting someone missing. He added that uniting the two organisations will hopefully increase the success rate of finding missing people in Ireland:
GARDAÍ IN DONEGAL have issued an appeal for information relating to the death of a man in 2008.Andrew Burns, then 27, was murdered on 12 February 2008 in Donnyloop, Castlefin, Co. Donegal.Gardaí believe that a number of people were involved in this murder and to date a number of people have been arrested and questioned both in this country and in Northern Ireland.An Garda Síochána says it is “grateful for all the witnesses that have come forward and made statements” but believe that there are still people who have information which may assist with the investigation.Gardaí are today renewing their appeal for anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to come forward to assist with this investigation.They can contact the incident room at Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 91 67100 or the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.Read: Michael Healy-Rae hits out at being called ‘Trumpian’ by Oliver Callan Andrew Burns 7,189 Views Andrew Burns Image: Garda Press Office Appeal made on ninth anniversary of murdered Donegal man Andrew Burns was killed in 2008. Image: Garda Press Office Short URL 3 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3237338 Feb 13th 2017, 1:30 PM Monday 13 Feb 2017, 1:30 PM By Paul Hosford Share3 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Picking one name for your baby can be taxing enough, but choosing one in your native tongue and an English name? That requires the help of a British teenager.Not just any British teenager, mind you. It’s not like they’re all being trained in baby naming techniques at school or anything. No, Beau Jessup is a special case. This was something she cooked up after she and her family returned from a vacation in China, where she encountered kids with English names like Cinderella and — wait for it — Rolex.Some quick disambiguation before we continue: Beau didn’t go traipsing around the Chinese countryside charging locals to name their babies. She created a website to help Chinese parents select a suitable English name for their newborns.It’s a bit different than the innumerable generators on the Internet that’ll whip up a superhero or Jedi name for you. Beau’s site, Special Name, doesn’t throw together random bits and pieces.In China, people tend to choose descriptive names for their children — things like big, strong, great, beautiful, clever. Beau came up with a list of traits that parents can choose from. They make their selections, and Special Name digs through a database that matches those traits to English names. Users are highly unlikely to wind up with a Dumbledore.The results are obviously pretty good, because Beau’s site has helped parents out with nearly a quarter million babies already — and earned her a cool $64,000 in the process. That’s not too shabby for fairly simple first app by someone of any age, let alone a 16-year-old. Nicely done, Beau!
Mays takes the helm during a tough financial time for the Bonita Springs, Florida-based distributor and enthusiast magazine publisher. Citing declines in advertising and circulation revenues in its media division, the company reported a net loss of $296.7 million for the six month period ending July 31, compared to a $4 million net income for the same period last year. Net revenue for the period was $1.1 billion, up from $909 million during the period last year.At the time, Source indicated it merged three “underperforming” titles with other titles within its portfolio during the period. The folded titles, according to a company spokesperson, were Car Audio and Electronics, Stock Car Racing and Mini Rider. The spokesperson declined to say into what magazines the shuttered titles were folded, or when exactly the action took place.Source publishes more than 75 magazines—including Motor Trend, Automobile and Power & Motoryacht—and distributes DVDs, CDs and books. Source Interlink, the company that made headlines last year when it acquired Primedia’s Enthusiast Media Group for $1.2 billion, has named Greg Mays chairman and CEO. It was not immediately clear what the circumstances were surrounding the departure of the company’s former top executive Michael Duckworth. A spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment.Mays, who serves as a director of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Teas Company, has been a member of Source’s board of directors since 2005, and served as chairman of its compensation and corporate governance committees. In a statement, Ron Burkle, a managing partner at Source co-owner Yucaipa Companies, called Mays “an ideal leader.”Source Interlink stocks fell 1.47 percent today to $0.335 per share—a 52-week low.
How Mohammed bin Salman is revolutionising Saudi Arabia Close Oil tanks seen at the Saudi Aramco headquarters during a media tour at Damam city November 11, 2007.Reuters fileCrude oil behemoth Saudi Aramco is in ‘serious discussions’ to acquire up to 25 percent stake in the refining and petrochemicals business of Reliance Industries Ltd, the largest Indian company. Reliance’s mainstay refining and petrochemicals operations could be valued at $55-$60 billion in the gargantuan deal, fetching the Indian conglomerate around $10-$15 billion for the minority stake. The valuation exercise is likely to be completed by June, unnamed sources told The Times of India. Goldman Sachs has been appointed the advisor for the proposed transaction. At the current share price, Reliance has a market capitalisation of over $122 billion.The mega-deal will give Aramco, the world’s largest crude oil producer a foothold in the rapidly growing Indian market. The move also fits well with Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s aim to wean Aramco away from domestic oil profits and build a meaningful footprint overseas, primarily through value-added petrochemicals assets. Aramco, which churns out over $110 billion in profits annually, had first shown interest in Reliance a few months ago, but talks accelerated after Prince Salman’s India visit in February, during which he met Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani.Consistent profits from the flagship refining and petrochemicals businesses helped Ambani chart Jio’s blockbuster entry into the Indian telecom space. In the process of acquiring over 300 million subscribers within 30 months, Reliance’s gross debt jumped to about Rs 3 lakh crore. While competition catches up to Jio, deleveraging will give Ambani fresh ammo to continue the telecom major’s rapid expansion. The minority stake sale seems to be a part of Ambani’s larger plan to monetise world-class assets and fund expansion. Reliance has also hived off Jio’s tower and fibre assets into separate companies with an aim to monetise them. “But Jio is still some time way away from being spun off, it’ll take more time,” a source told the newspaper. Reliance Industries refinery in Jamnagar is the world’s biggest refiner.Crude Hot SpotsAs oil demand in the developed world saturates, emerging markets like India remain some of the few remaining hot spots for crude demand. Entry into the Indian market, be it refining or fuel retailing, is on the checklist of every major global oil producer. In December, Saudi Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih had publicly stated Aramco’s interest in joint ventures to expand India’s refining capacity. Oil consumption in India is expected to soar to 10 million bpd (barrels per day) in 2040 from around 4 million bpd, currently. To meet the surge in demand, India will have to rapidly expand its refining capacity from the current 4.6 million bpd. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:03/3:44Loaded: 0%0:03Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-3:41?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … “As a policy, we do not comment on media speculations and rumours. Our company evaluates various opportunities on an ongoing basis,” a Reliance spokesperson said. The media outlet did not receive Aramco’s response.To facilitate the deal, Reliance is likely to create a separate vertical for its refining and petrochemical operations. The Mumbai-based conglomerate had carved out upstream natural gas and exploration operations into a standalone unit to sell a $7-billion stake to British Petroleum in 2011.The Saudi giant is on an investment spree, picking up assets in Asian economies. On Monday, the company had announced plans to pick up a 13% stake in Hyundai Oilbank, as part of its expansion into South Korea. Aramco has also committed to set up a mega $44-billion refinery on the West Coast in Maharashtra, in partnership with Indian state-owned oil companies and Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. It remains to be seen if the investment in Reliance would affect Aramco’s plans to invest in the greenfield refinery, which is also facing land acquisition hurdles.
Explore further Citation: ‘Inlet Outlet’ Lets Users Give Power Back To Wall Sockets (2009, March 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-03-inlet-outlet-users-power-wall.html The concept was one of 50 finalists at this year’s Greener Gadgets Design Competition, which was held last Friday, February 27, in New York City, and is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association. Designed by Carla Diana and Jeff Hoefs of Smart Design, the inlet outlet concept includes adapter kits that convert common household products into energy-generating devices compatible with the inlet outlets.Besides exercise equipment, sources of reusable energy could include things like a refrigerator or gas oven/range, which generate heat that could be captured by a panel and converted into electricity. In addition, motion is everywhere: a welcome mat that is constantly stepped on, an outdoor trampoline, and a flag in the wind all generate kinetic energy that could be converted into electricity and fed back into the grid through the inlet outlet. No matter how small, inlet energy could counteract some of the energy consumed.The designers hope that, if the inlet outlet plugs and adapters are easy to use, the system could encourage further development of household devices that can be used to generate electricity.The inlet outlet was just one of many innovative eco concepts at the competition, and didn’t make the top 10. Based on audience feedback and live judging, a concept called the Tweet-a-Watt – a power meter that wirelessly publishes your power usage on your Twitter page – won first place. The Power-Hog, a piggy bank that monitors power consumption, won second place.More information: Inlet Outlet concept pageTop 50 EntriesGreen Gadgets press release• Join PhysOrg.com on Facebook!• Follow PhysOrg.com on Twitter!© 2009 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Designing a crystallization chamber (PhysOrg.com) — Ever wish you could you power your home’s electrical appliances with the energy you generate on your exercise bike? A new concept called an “inlet outlet” could allow homeowners to put power from kinetic household activities – such as exercise equipment – back into the grid through a wall socket, helping to lower electricity bills. Basically, the inlet outlet would be the opposite of a typical wall outlet. The “inlet outlet” allows users to give power back to the grid to counteract energy consumption. Image credit: Carla Diana and Jeff Hoefs, Smart Design.
The legacy of the India International Trade Fair continues. The theme of the IITF 2017, an iconic business event of the India Trade Promotion Organisation(ITPO) will be ‘Start Up India’, announced by LC Goyal, Chairman and Managing Director, ITPO, presenting the Awards for Excellence in Display to the winners of different categories at Shakuntalam Convention Centre, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, on Sunday. The Award ceremony started with auspicious ‘ Sarswati Vandana’. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPresent on the occasion were HE Vitaly A Prima, Ambassador, Belarus, Shubhra Singh, Executive Director, AK Sinha, Officer on Special Duty, J Gunasekaran, General Manager, ITPO, participants from India and overseas and media persons .LC Goyal complimented the ‘Team ITPO’ as well as all supporting agencies for their better logistics, cleanliness, business generation, enhanced participation, security measures and visitorship as well as in highlighting contribution of the young entrepreneurs in nation-building under its theme ‘Digital India’. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHe informed that the fair was visited by over 14 lakh visitors and came up to the expectation. He said that the organisation took elaborate steps to ensure the cash availability and encouraging cashless transactions with active support of the banks as well as increasing density of ATMs, which caused a positive impact on business transactions and overall footfall. He reiterated that the IITF , a brand in itself, is synonymous with ITPO and would be organised in a new format as the organisation is poised to initiate its redevelopment plan Integrated Exhibition – cum – Convention Centre (IECC) for Pragati Maidan. All the states and central ministries would be provided suitable space as usual in IITF 2017. Speaking on the occasion, HE Vitaly A Prima, Ambassador, Belarus highlighted important aspects of Indo- Belarus bilateral trade and commerce . He informed that as many as 70 companies participated in the fair. He also extended invitation to ITPO to participate in major exhibition in Belarus.In her welcome address, Shubhra Singh highlighted new initiatives taken by ITPO for convenience of participants and visitors in the fair. ‘Vote of Thanks’ was proposed by J Gunasekaran, GM, ITPO. South Korea ‘Partner Country’, Belarus ‘Focus Country’ and Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand ‘Partner States’ and Haryana ‘Focus State’ were also awarded. This year, the top honour of the Gold was presented to Kerala, the Silver Medal won by Gujrat in the States and Union Territories category, while in the category of North-East States, Meghalaya bagged the Gold Medal and commendation honour won by Tripura and Assam. South Korea received the Gold Medal and Baharain received the Silver while Turkey and Myanmar were felicitated with commendation in the foreign sector. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Power bagged the Gold Medal and Silver Medal respectively in the Ministries and Department category while, the Ministry of Power Resources & River Development & Ganga Resources alongwith Income Tax Department were awarded with commendations. The Coir Board bagged the Gold Medal, Jute Board received the Silver and Coconut Development Board & Carpet EPC received the commendations in PSUs, EPCs, and Commodity Boards & Banks category. In the Private Sector, M/s KAFF won the Gold Medal, IFB received the Silver Medal and Shyam Tilpati Udyog and Hershey’s received the commendations. The ‘Digital India’ Pavilion, the theme pavilion was honoured with the Gold Medal. Bihar received the Gold and Assam won the Silver Medal in Swachh Bharat category.
News | March 17, 2015 Ikonopedia Installs First MQSA Follow-up Tracking & Management System at Kentucky Breast Care System part of full suite of breast imaging report generation software tools Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. 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 Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Related Content News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more March 17, 2015 — Ikonopedia announced the first installation of its MQSA Follow-up Tracking & Management System at Kentucky Breast Care in Russell Springs, Ky.Kentucky Breast Care has also installed Ikonopedia’s full suite of breast imaging report generation software tools based on indexing breast findings based on what they look like rather than what they are called. The announcement was made at the National Consortium of Breast Centers’ (NCoBC) 25th Annual National Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference, March 14-18.Andrea Woodroof, M.D., opened Kentucky Breast Care in 2012 to provide dedicated breast imaging services to the South Central Kentucky area. Kentucky Breast Care is one of the first centers in the country to use contrast-enhanced mammography and one of only a few centers in Kentucky offering digital breast tomosynthesis, sometimes called 3-D mammography. The Ikonopedia installation is designed to improve workflow and quality for all breast imaging exams performed at Kentucky Breast Care.”We recently began using Ikonopedia and have been very impressed with their ability to quickly integrate the RIS [radiology information system] portion of the radiology practice with the EMR [electronic medical record] that is specific to breast radiology, including documentation of physical exams, consultations, phone follow-ups and patient tracking for surgical referrals,” said Woodroof. “Their innovative approach to helping us utilize individualized risk assessment and optimized reporting tools is very important to our commitment to provide patients information to empower and inform their breast health care decisions.”The new Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) notification and follow-up system is designed to help users remain compliant with MQSA. The system can manage all patient tracking and communication capabilities, including letters, phone calls and certified/registered mail based on customized user-defined protocols. Ikonopedia provides flexibility in all required patient notifications and letters can be personalized by BI-RADS category, breast density, exam-type and risk assessment score, and can be batch printed with facility logos and government-mandated language. With the letter filter system, patients with dense breasts or high risk score can receive a context-specific letter that is appropriate for them. Ikonopedia provides a full-enterprise mammography audit that captures all data mandated by the MQSA with no additional data entry. Eliminating the need for manual tracking processes, users can create reports at the enterprise level or segmented at the site/clinic level, or by individual radiologist. For more information: www.ikonopedia.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… 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
Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Fortunately, Campbell was able to return to action the following game. The 27-year-old lineman had one of his best performances of the season, posting eight combined tackles, including one for loss, but his team came up short 34-22 at home against Seattle. 0 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Calais Campbell almost improbably suited up and started for Arizona Cardinals against the Seattle Seahawks last Thursday. The sixth-year defensive end was carted off the field in San Francisco just four days prior.While on Arizona Sports 620’s Big Red Rage show Thursday, Campbell described what went through his mind right after his suffered a spinal injury in the fourth quarter of the Cardinals’ 32-20 loss to the 49ers. “That was a scary moment,” the 6-foot-8 lineman said. “It was kind of like a stinger, and I felt it all the way through my body all the way to my feet, my legs.”A “stinger” is pain that originates around the neck. The pain usually travels to the arms and the fingers and causes a tingling sensation, but when it’s really severe, the pain can travel down the person’s legs.Campbell said he’s had other stingers in his career, but that the one he suffered in San Francisco was the first time he’s felt it down to his legs.“I was a little scared at the time, but once the feeling came back, I felt like I was OK,” he said. “But the trainers wanted to make sure, because when it goes to your legs, it could be something serious.”Campbell said he hurt himself trying to tackle San Francisco’s Frank Gore. The defensive lineman said he “tried to put his helmet on the ball” and instead hit his head on teammate Karlos Dansby’s hip.As the play ended and he was left lying on the field, Campbell said he just tried to move his arms and his legs before he lost all feeling in his limbs.“I guess I’ll keep my head up [while tackling] from now on,” he said. “And the fact that I can still play the game I love, I have no reason to complain.” Top Stories
Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires After struggling in relief of injured Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton at the tail end of 2014, it looked like Ryan Lindley’s NFL career may be over.That’s not the case just yet, as the New England Patriots signed the veteran Monday after cutting third-string quarterback Matt Flynn.Source: the Patriots are signing QB Ryan Lindley.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 10, 2015 Lindley, 26, started a total of four games for Arizona last season, including a Wild Card playoff loss to the Carolina Panthers. The San Diego State product completed 51-of-121 passes for 644 yards with three touchdowns and six interceptions.In his career, which dates back to 2012, Lindley has a 1-6 record as a starter with three touchdown passes, 13 interceptions and only a 51.3 completion percentage.Should Lindley stick on the roster, it’s he’ll be the Patriots’ backup quarterback behind Jimmy Garoppolo for the first four games of the season while starter Tom Brady serves his four-game “Deflategate” suspension. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Arizona Cardinals’ Ryan Lindley (14) looks to pass against the Carolina Panthers in the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
Tags: #SB, constitutional amendment, HJR N, joint resolution, privacy, property rights, Runestad, warrant requirement A joint resolution sponsored by state Rep. Jim Runestad overwhelmingly passed the Michigan House of Representatives today proposing an amendment to the state’s constitution for electronic data and communications to be secure from unreasonable search and seizure under individual property rights. Constitutional amendments must be approved by a direct vote of the people if adopted by the legislature.“The right of individuals to be secure from unreasonable searches and seizures is fundamental, which is why it is enshrined in the U.S. and Michigan constitutions,” Rep. Runestad said. “House Joint Resolution N is a reasonable measure to prevent such erosion in the face of advances in information and telecommunications technology.”House Joint Resolution N would require warrants be used to access individual’s electronic data and communication, a logical step in the electronic age.The state of Missouri adopted this protection through a direct vote of the people on Missouri’s Aug 5, 2014 ballot. This modified Missouri’s Constitution to provide that a warrant be required to access the personal data and electronic communications of individuals in the state. This bill passed overwhelmingly in the Missouri legislature and by 75% on the vote of the people.If adopted by the House and the Senate, HJR N would be decided by a vote of the people on Michigan’s ballot in August of 2016. The joint resolution now heads to the Senate for consideration.PHOT Categories: Featured news,News,Runestad News 02Jun Constitutional amendment defining electronic property rights passes the House
16Feb Rep. Lower: Farms are key to our region and state’s future Categories: Lower News,News State Rep. Jim Lower, of Cedar Lake, stood with his fellow Republican representatives at the Capitol today as the 2017-18 House Action Plan was announced during a news conference.While Lower saw several areas that will serve as the best way forward for all of Michigan, he also recognized what works best for Montcalm and Gratiot counties.“I firmly agree that making our government live within its financial means and expanding on our skilled trades training will benefit all of us,” Lower said. “One key item that stands out to me is seeking to preserve agriculture as the No. 2 industry in Michigan. We’ve seen firsthand how economic development supports the growth of our family farms, especially with the dairy industry but also with potatoes, corn, sugar beets and all the other exceptional crops growing on our farms.”“My goal in the House is to do what I can for Montcalm and Gratiot counties and I can see where we can benefit from working with this comprehensive blueprint over the next two years. We need to support our current successes, but also look to areas where we can grow in the region.”A full copy of the Action Plan can be accessed online at: http://gophouse.org/best-way-forward/#####
Categories: Roberts News 04Oct Rep. Roberts bill improves driver safety State Rep. Brett Roberts (R-Charlotte) on Tuesday testified before the Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of his bill to allow an individual to take a basic driver improvement course more than once.A Basic Driver Improvement Course (BDIC) serves as a refresher of the basic skills and rules of the road needed to drive safely in Michigan. Under current law, drivers only have the option to take a BDIC once in their lifetime after incurring a minor traffic ticket.“By passing a driver improvement course, drivers are given the opportunity to further their road safety education and avoid points on their records,” said Roberts.Under Roberts’ bill, a driver would be eligible to take the course multiple times.“Because current law prevents an individual from taking an improvement course more than once, drivers with minor infractions are racking up unnecessary points on their driving records,” Roberts said. “Allowing drivers to take this course more than once teaches them how to safely share the road, which may result in lower insurance costs, as well.”After the Secretary of State determines an individual is eligible for the course, the department is required by law to notify the driver. Once notified, the individual has 60 days to successfully complete a basic driver improvement course with an approved sponsor. The sponsor is responsible for submitting a certificate of successful completion to the Secretary of State once the individual has completed a course.House Bill 4808 remains under consideration by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.###