Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

first_imgTORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Bombardier’s no good, very bad week After having its CSeries jets slapped with a 219 per cent duty by the U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday, Bombardier says it expects a large anti-dumping duty to be announced next week.End in sight to the CAMI dispute? After “constructive” talks in Detroit last week, Unifor Local 88 president Dan Borthwick said GM negotiators understood the union’s position and committed to providing a response.Happy anniversary! OSFI turns 30 years old this year and Superintendent of the Office of Financial Institutions Canada Jeremy Rudin will speak to the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto Tuesday to outline the role of Canada’s prudential regulator.What’s next for BoC? Deputy Governor Sylvain Leduc of the Bank of Canada will speak Tuesday at the Chambre de commerce de Sherbrooke.Latest labour stats Statistics Canada will release the labour force survey for September on Friday.last_img read more

Nearly 35000 Moroccans Acquire Spanish Citizenship

Taroudant – Latest statistics show that 34,807 Moroccan nationals obtained Spanish citizenship in 2014, according to figures published on Friday by the Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE).A total of 205,880 foreign nationals acquired Spanish nationality in 2014 with Moroccans being the majority (34,807) followed by Ecuadorians and Colombians, with 32,757 and 25,115 respectively.Foreign nationals who received Spanish Nationality by countryBolivians, Peruvians, citizens from the Dominican Republic and Argentineans followed in the ranking.According to the Spanish Institute, about 26,777 people who acquired Spanish nationality were born in Spain, mainly children under 10 years of age. The INE revealed that more than 95 percent were younger than 10 years old, while 79 percent of new citizens were granted Spanish nationality after having lived legally in Spain for 10 years or more.During the period from January to June 2015 the pace of acquisitions of Spanish nationality was lower compared to the previous year.Statistics found that the same top three countries as in 2014 were the most naturalized nationals in the first quarter of 2015, with Morocco (13,858 people), Ecuador (8387) and Colombia (7,036) leading the charts.The 10 most common nationalities to acquire Spanish citizenship. First semester 2015The majority of new citizens live either in Barcelona or Madrid, the two largest cities in Spain, while just over 1,000 live in the rural region of Extremadura.After Spain introduced the Citizenship test, those requesting Spanish nationality are required to pass an exam on Spanish history, culture, geography and politics in order to be qualified for Spanish citizenship read more

Car Violently Rams into Tramway in Casablanca

Rabat – A car driver rammed this morning, September 3, into a tramway wagon near Ain Sebaa prefecture, in Casablanca, stated a release from RATP Dev, the company in charge of managing Casablanca tramways. No one was harmed in the incident. The crash caused the wagon to derail for 15 meters.“A car driver, driving at a very fast pace, lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons and came crashing into a tramway of the T2 line at Ain Sebaa prefecture,” says the release issued by RATP Dev.The accident occurred early in the morning and caused traffic disruption. RATP Dev Casablanca shared a video on social media showing technicians intervening to put the tramway wagon back on its tracks. Traffic circulation was back to normal by around 9 am. In the press release, RATP Dev recalled “the importance of complying with traffic laws for all road users. It is the guarantee for everyone’s safety.” read more

Canadian dollar closes higher as markets focus on geopolitical concerns

Canadian dollar closes higher as markets focus on geopolitical concerns AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 21, 2014 6:12 am MDT TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed higher Monday as geopolitical tensions weighted on financial markets.The Canadian dollar was up 0.06 of a cent to 93.2 cents US as traders assessed the likelihood of additional sanctions against Russia for its support of Ukrainian rebels accused of shooting down a Malaysian airliner on Thursday.The disaster, in an area controlled by pro-Russian separatists, has sparked international condemnation and increased pressure on Russia to stop meddling in Ukraine. Russian officials have blamed Ukraine’s government for creating the situation and atmosphere in which the plane was downed by a sophisticated surface to air missile.President Barack Obama called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to allow international investigators unfettered access to the crash site. But he held off on announcing new sanctions.There have been calls for another round of sanctions that would target entire industries, but there are worries that such action would serve to undermine what is still a very fragile economic recovery in Europe.Markets were also focused on Israel’s ground offensive against Gaza.Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said Monday that he is prepared to continue the offensive “as long as necessary” to halt rocket fire and other attacks from Gaza on Israelis.Israel accepted an Egyptian call for an unconditional ceasefire last week, but resumed its offensive after Hamas rejected the proposal.Hamas says that before halting fire it wants guarantees that Israel and Egypt will significantly ease a seven-year border blockade of Gaza.Meanwhile, it’s a rather thin week for economic data. The major Canadian event is the May reading on retail sales. Economists expect Statistics Canada to report Wednesday that sales rose 0.5 per cent for the month.In the U.S., traders will digest the latest data on inflation, home sales and durable goods orders.On the commodity markets, August crude oil on the New York Mercantile Exchange added $1.46 to US$104.59 a barrel.Traders looking for safety pushed August gold up $4.50 to US$1,313.90 an ounce, while September copper gained one cent to US$3.20 a pound.Note to readers: This is a corrected story: A previous version said the Malaysian plane was shot down last Friday read more

Damjan Blečić joins US Creteil

Damjan BlecicUS Creteil French team, US Creteil will have a help of Serbian left back Damjan Blečić (31) in their battle for avoiding relegation battle in LNH this season. Blečić is an experienced player of strong shot, who played in many countries as Serbia, Germany, Spain or Denmark. He began proffesional career in Serbian team, RK Crvena zvezda Beograd. ← Previous Story Slovakia without Kukucka at the EHF EURO 2014 qualification start Next Story → Portugal (Round 8): Benfica is still on 100%! read more

Sublime Leinster coach raves about Brian ODriscolls stunning return

first_imgBRIAN O’DRISCOLL SHONE in his first outing since the British and Irish Lions’ Second Test defeat to Australia in Melbourne.The outside centre, playing in his final season [he swears] at the province, put in an ageless display as he cut through the Cardiff Blues defence like a sabre. He showed soft hands, and great awareness, to tee up Sean Cronin’s opening try in the 34 — 20 victory and made three stunning line breaks.The 34-year-old had the home crowd on their feet on numerous occasions and was able to enjoy the final minutes of the bonus point win on the sidelines, clenching his fist as Ian Madigan dived over for try number four.The highlight of O’Driscoll’s night was a burst from inside his own half and a delightfully floated pass to Rob Kearney. Cardiff’s Rhys Patchell grappled Kearney to the ground and first on the scene, as makeshift scrumhalf, was O’Driscoll. The move came to nothing after an over-zealous touch judge threw his oar in to award a defensive lineout. O’Driscoll was given a rapturous applause as Brendan Macken replaced him with seven minutes to go.“He was brilliant.” Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor told ”Some of his touches were sublime. He has certainly [proved] all of those people that thought he might not have been as valuable as he has previously been wrong.”Here are some of O’Driscoll’s best moments: YouTube credit: RaboDirect PRO12Leinster have two league wins, a draw and a loss from their opening four fixtures and an away date with Munster next on the agenda. O’Connor called the 14-point win ‘the best brand of rugby’ Leinster have played all season.He added, “Scarlets was satisfying and elements of Ospreys were satisfying but, to play the way we played, I was disappointed with the first half in the sense that we left three or four tries out there and left Cardiff in the contest.”As it happened: Leinster v Cardiff Blues, RaboDirect Pro12VIDEO: Matt O’Connor confirms Gibbes’ departure to Clermontlast_img read more

Un pigeon japonais parcourt 8000 km à travers locéan Pacifique

first_imgUn pigeon japonais parcourt 8.000 km à travers l’océan PacifiqueUn pigeon japonais a parcouru 8.000 km au-dessus de l’océan Pacifique, allant du Japon au Canada. Un exploit qui a pu être confirmé puisque l’oiseau portait une étiquette avec… le numéro de téléphone de son propriétaire.Un pigeon est habituellement capable de parcourir, au mieux, 650 km. Mais un oiseau japonais vient de pulvériser le record de vol en couvrant pas moins de 8.000 kilomètres ! Parti du Japon, ce pigeon a été retrouvé épuisé à Vancouver, dans une base de l’Armée de l’air canadienne. “Nous pensons que le pigeon s’est envolé du Japon et s’est perdu ou a été happé par une tempête avant de parvenir au Canada en se reposant sur des cargos tout au long de son vol”, a indiqué Reg Westcott, de la Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?C’est la première fois en 17 ans que l’homme voit un pigeon réussir la traversée de l’océan Pacifique, un périple qui doit prendre au moins deux ou trois semaines. Mais comment savoir si ce pigeon vient bel et bien du Japon ? Rien de plus simple ! En effet, l’oiseau portait une étiquette sur laquelle était inscrit le numéro de téléphone de son propriétaire, qui est bien un habitant du Japon. Toutefois, celui-ci “n’a pas voulu le faire rapatrier par avion car cela lui coûterait trop cher”, a expliqué Reg Westcott.Après avoir été transféré dans un refuge pour animaux où il a été soigné pour une maladie commune chez les oiseaux, le pigeon sera prochainement recueilli par un éleveur de pigeons de course. Celui-ci espère que sa progéniture présentera les mêmes aptitudes que lui pour la course de fond. “Je suis convaincu que ses petits seront très bons en course de longue distance”, a commenté M. Westcott cité par l’AFP. Pour accélérer les démarches d’adoption, l’association locale de courses de pigeons a même pu s’arranger. “On nous a demandé s’il avait des documents de voyage et nous avons répondu qu’il était arrivé tout seul. Il a été classé comme oiseau migrateur, ce qui nous a permis de le donner, sans les paperasses de la douane”, a conclu M. Westcott. Aucun doute que ce pigeon “grand voyageur” a donc encore de belles années devant lui…Le 25 juin 2013 à 16:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Not enough room in county for affordable housing

first_img At a recent work session, the Clark County Council heard what many homebuilders and people struggling to afford to keep a roof over their heads already know: There’s not enough land to build affordable housing.“We as a region, we as a county are sort of in this very deep crisis in terms of where we’re at with housing affordability,” Jamie Howsley, a land-use lawyer with Jordan Ramis PC and government affairs director with the Building Industry Association of Clark County, told the council.The subject of the work session was the Vacant Buildable Lands Model, a tool used to analyze growth in urban areas. It’s also used for updating the county’s Comprehensive Growth Management Plan, a document required under state law that guides growth over a 20-year period.According to an analysis of county data presented by Howsley, Clark County doesn’t have enough land set aside to ensure that housing remains affordable. Howsley said the county needs to have land that will support at least 45,000 units of housing to maintain housing affordability. Dropping below that number represents a tipping point where the county effectively falls into a “crisis” he said.He pointed to numbers showing the county hit that threshold in 2006, causing housing prices to climb. But in 2007, the county expanded its urban growth boundary, bringing in land to support more than 60,000 units of housing. click to enlargelast_img read more

Jonathan Klinsmann hopes he can have a Bundesliga breakthrough

first_imgThe German-born American goalkeeper hopes his time with the United States senior national team will help his debut in the leagueGoalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann was born in Germany but has defended the national colors of the United States since 2014.He’s now been called up for today’s match between England and the USA, and he hopes this will help his debut in the German Bundesliga soon for Hertha Berlin.“I think we all had varying reasons to go abroad,” Klinsmann explained to“[But] the biggest one I think would be that the Bundesliga has had a good reputation of giving young players a chance to play. Most clubs are known for developing talent and that age is only a number.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I’m learning a lot here and we have a very good working relationship with all the keepers at Hertha which I’m grateful for,” he added.“But also at the end of the day, I have my sights set on the spot above me. We need to climb and be able to put pressure on the No. 1 as well.”“I was always a striker or attacking mid but at one point just hopped in goal for fun during a break at school,” he explained.“I loved diving around and making those big saves. I eventually asked to go in goal for my club and I stayed there. My dad used to shoot on me a bit in our backyard or on the school fields, and he usually scored so that was some good motivation to get better!”last_img read more

Slap on the wrist charge for exEMS consultant says some

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp No Case against Athenee Harvey as corruption charges are tossed out Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Nov 2015 – Today Patrick Riel and his wife got a lucky break according to some as the court determined that they were only guilty of overstaying in the Turks and Caicos. It had been widely talked about that Riel was trying to start up an air ambulance company in the country but failed due to a denial by TCIG for the requisite permissions. It was believed Riel was working without a permit. Riel was fined $1,000 and his wife, $500 and the pair with their children have to be out of the country and en route to Canada by Wednesday. Nearly two weeks ago, Patrick Riel was arrested and jailed for overstaying and allegedly working illegally in the TCI but a call saw the former EMS consultant with the government, released. Magnetic Media was told Riel has been enjoying a lot of preferential pardons for his alleged illegal behavior including the final charge against him. John Masters is the Director of Public Prosecutions and said if Riel and his wife fail to do what the court has required of them, they will be re-arrested. Both Patrick Riel and his wife, Jacqueline Nicole Bassard entered a guilty plea in the court of Magistrate Clifton Warner. Recommended for you Related Items:Jacqueline Nicole Bassard, john masters, overstaying, pat riel Ex-Govt Consultant ordered to leave TCI Canadian resident arrested for working illegally in TCIlast_img read more

Onana Matthijs de Ligt wants to join Barcelona

first_imgGoalkeeper Andre Onana claims that his Ajax team-mate Matthijs de Ligt wants to join Frenkie de Jong at Barcelona.The Blaugrana fended off competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City to secure a €75m deal for De Jong this summer with potential add-ons of €11m.Now attention turns to De Jong’s Ajax team-mate De Ligt, who has reportedly captured the interest of both Juventus and Barcelona.The 19-year-old is regarded as one of the most exciting young defenders in European football right now and is understood to be highly-valued by the Barca chiefs.Speaking after Ajax’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday, former Barca youth keeper Onana revealed he regularly speaks to De Jong and De Ligt about the club.“Matthijs would like to go with Frenkie, I’ve spoken several times about Barcelona to the both of them,” said Onana on Mundo Deportivo.The Netherlands international ruled out a January transfer away from Ajax in the middle of the season and his father, Frank de Ligt, recently revealed that Juventus could be a destination.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Juve could be a possibility, but they’re not the only team interested,” said Frank.“Now we’re focusing on this season with Ajax. Turin is a beautiful city, I came here for the Netherlands match in June too.”He added: “In the next few months, I, my son, and [Mino] Raiola will make the best decision for his future.”Since debuting for the Ajax first-team in September 2016, De Ligt has gone to manage nine goals and five assists in 97 appearances across all competitions.The teenager became the club’s second-youngest goalscorer at 17 years old and was named as Ajax captain in March 2018.De Ligt also beat the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Vinicius Junior to win the 2018 Golden Boy award.AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – FEBRUARY 13: Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax acknowledges the fans after the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Ajax and Real Madrid at Johan Cruyff Arena on February 13, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)last_img read more

Pleasant Valley students sent home after ceiling sags

first_imgSome Battle Ground Public Schools students were sent home early Monday afternoon after staff at Pleasant Valley Middle School noticed a sagging ceiling in the library.As a precaution, the district decided to send home students at Pleasant Valley Primary as well, since it sits on the same property as the middle school. On Monday evening, district officials said classes will be held at both schools Tuesday. Facility crews removed a heating and cooling unit from the roof Monday to relieve stress to the structure and to inspect the area, according to a school district news release. The inspection showed that all parts of the middle school are safe, but the school’s library and media center remain closed for repairs. The HVAC system doesn’t appear to have suffered any damage, but it may not have been securely fastened in place, district spokesman Sean Chavez said. Other heating units are available to warm the school today.The incident marks the second scare the school has had with the HVAC system in the past few months. On Dec. 20, firefighters came to the school after a reported smell of smoke wafting through the gym. They determined that a filter had been sucked into the HVAC system and began burning.Pleasant Valley Middle School, which is at 14320 N.E. 50th Ave., opened in 1975, according to the district’s website.last_img read more

Photo Gallery 50 Years After MLKs Death A Look At His Life

first_img– / 17Martin Luther King Jr. was 39 when he was assassinated on the evening of April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, and he had already become one of the world’s most well-known figures.He helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus.He famously delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech during the 1963 March on Washington, calling for equality among the races.He pushed for federal civil rights legislation that was eventually enacted and won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work. King’s example, and his insistence on nonviolent protest, continues to influence many activists pushing for civil rights and social change. Sharelast_img read more

What We Learned From Zuckerbergs Testimony And What We Still Dont Know

first_img Share Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesMark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., listens during a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Zuckerberg said Tuesday that his company is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesFacebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg opened his testimony Tuesday on Capitol Hill with an apology — one that he’s repeated often since first acknowledging the firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly used personal information from as many as 87 million of the tech giant’s users: “I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here.”But that wasn’t good enough for many of the 44 senators who grilled Zuckerberg during a five-hour hearing on how Facebook handles user privacy. The lawmakers, from the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees, focused on the company’s knowledge of its users, where and how that information was shared, whether its practices were legal, and what Facebook was doing to prevent a massive data breach from happening again.Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., suggested Facebook was a monopoly, one that may need to have more federal oversight. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., asked Zuckerberg whether he’d be comfortable sharing what hotel he stayed in last night. When Zuckerberg, after a long, nervous pause, said “no,” Durbin pointed out that that’s exactly the kind of user information his company shares with advertisers.Others took aim at the company’s user agreement — the terms of service contract users must sign to open a Facebook account. The agreement lays out the company’s privacy policy, but several senators argued that it was too long and complex for most users to understand.“Your user agreement sucks,” Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., told Zuckerberg in a pointed exchange. “It’s about covering Facebook’s rear end,” not protecting users’ rights. Kennedy added: “You know that and I know that. I’m going to suggest you go home and rewrite it.”Here’s what we learned from Zuckerberg’s testimony — and what we still don’t know.We still don’t know what Facebook knew about the Cambridge Analytica data breach and when exactly it happened, said Franklin Foer, a staff writer for “The Atlantic” and author of “World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech.” But we do know that Facebook didn’t tell users right away, and that it didn’t report it to the Federal Trade Commission, Foer told the PBS NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz.It’s clear that users consent to data sharing. But do they understand it? “I really doubt it,” says Nina Jankowicz,a global fellow at the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute. Zuckerberg said several times Tuesday that users choose which data they share, but that’s a little deceptive, she explained. “What Zuckerberg is referring to is the physical act of consent, that is, clicking yes in order to access the platform or parts of it, or consenting to certain default privacy settings by not changing them. This isn’t really meaningful, as he himself admitted on multiple occasions today,” Jankowicz said. If users were actually presented with better details of what they were giving away they’d be far less likely to do it, she argued. Clear and frequent explanations of how data is used — and what other apps might be able to access it — is key to solving the problem, Jankowicz added, but that’s not happening at the moment.Zuckerberg acknowledged that Facebook in some ways “is a publisher, that it has responsibilities for the content that it publishes,” Foer said — a far cry from the Zukerberg of six months ago, who said Facebook was not a media company and was not responsible for the content of its users.Zuckerberg only paid lip service to “news literacy.” “This is more than just a buzzword,” said Jankowicz, who said she was surprised the CEO didn’t detail Facebook’s investment in separating sources that are reliable from those who are not, such as its recent fact-checking initiative. “This is a long term project that will take generations to bear fruit, and Facebook has a unique role to play in developing it as a skill with its ubiquitous access to everyone’s lives. How will it use it?”The hearing focused much more on data protection and the Cambridge Analytica case than it did on bad actors’ interference in the elections. That’s troubling,Jankowicz said. “I was hoping Zuckerberg would shed some more light on Facebook’s about face regarding the role Russian disinformation played in shifting the discourse surrounding the 2016 election.”Zuckerberg said that Facebook will be taking a more active role in monitoring and policing problematic content, with user-reported flags and, in the future, more AI technology that can catch inappropriate online behavior. But those tools may not be enough “for the most delicate and grey issues in our political discourse,” Jankowicz said. Zuckerberg stopped short of defining hate speech and struggled to answer questions from senators who asked him to draw lines between it and political activism. “I believe the best thing Facebook could do would be to spell out the types of content that are and are not permitted on the platform in plain English, and then vigorously enforce these standards,” Jankowicz said.Congress is asking the right questions. But they must also produce the right answers, said Sam Lester, the consumer privacy counsel at the advocacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center. “It is not up to Mark Zuckerberg to fix this problem — Congress must pass comprehensive privacy legislation,” Lester said. “The United States lags behind Europe in privacy protection, and we are at a critical moment now. We are optimistic that today’s hearing will lead to action.”That could be difficult, however, because senators at the hearing often displayed a misunderstanding of the platform and how it works, as several reporters noted.But even Mark Zuckerberg at times seemed not to understand how his platform works, Lester said. Still, “you don’t need a PhD in computer science to understand that Internet users need greater control over and protection of their data. And agencies exist precisely to provide expertise. For instance, Congress doesn’t need understand all the science behind pharmaceutical drugs – we have an FDA for that purpose.”A key question going forward: Have Facebook’s actions complied with a 2011 consent order from the Federal Trade Commission on how it communicates with users? If not, why hasn’t the FTC taken action? In 2009 and 2010, the Electronic Privacy Information Center and other organizations approached the FTC, claiming Facebook transfers users’ personal data to application developers without their knowledge or consent. That complaint led in 2011 to a 20-year consent decree that requires Facebook to “obtain consumers’ affirmative express consent before enacting changes that override their privacy preferences.” Lester and EPIC argue that Facebook has violated that order by failing to prevent incidents like the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook never got affirmative express consent for allowing apps to access users’ friends data, Lester argued. Senators focused on this issue during Tuesday’s hearing, signaling there may be more inquiries into what Facebook — and the FTC — should have done better.Zuckerberg said he recognized that the company was likely going “to be regulated by government, and that regulation might ultimately be good for Facebook and Facebook’s users,” Foer said. Zuckerberg’s game, Foer added, is “trying to preserve Facebook’s dominant position, its monopoly. He would rather have this discussion be about the prospect of the regulation, rather than the prospect of having a discussion about antitrust and about breaking up the company.”“I don’t see how they are ever going to escape this kind of arms race that they’re in, where they are going to have to keep pushing the boundaries of surveillance on their users.”There’s a systematic failure of Facebook’s model that Zuckerberg didn’t fully address: The company is pledging to protect user data, but has built a business on profiting from it, Foer said. “They’re always going to be collecting as much data as possible in order to keep people’s attention for as long as possible, and then to also allow advertisers to target that attention as much as possible,” Foer said. “So I don’t see how they are ever going to escape this kind of arms race that they’re in, where they are going to have to keep pushing the boundaries of surveillance on their users.”Where do we go from here? We shouldn’t expect any immediate action, Jankowicz. But there are a few things to watch: The Honest Ads Act, which has been backed by both Facebook and Twitter and would require more transparency for political ads online, and more tweaks to the platform, such as the additional privacy features Facebook has added over the past week.Congress will also be watching as the new European Union data law — which gives users more control of their data, particularly around consent — comes into effect next month, Jankowicz said. At some point, she added, “we will see some attempts at similar data privacy legislation in the U.S.”The PBS NewsHour’s Joshua Barajas reported for this story.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | June 04, 2009 AMICAS Showcases Vendor-Neutral Archive Solution at SIIM 2009 News | Enterprise Imaging | August 31, 2018 Greenville Health System Adopts Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging System Agfa HealthCare and Greenville Health System (GHS), South Carolina, announced the successful implementation of a… read more AMICAS SHOWCASES VENDOR-NEUTRAL ARCHIVE Solutions AT SIIM 2009June 4, 2009 — AMICAS, Inc., an image and information management solutions company, today announced that it will be showcasing AMICAS Enterprise Content Manager, a vendor-neutral archive solution designed to lower the total cost of ownership of an enterprise image management infrastructure. AMICAS will be showcasing EnterpriseContent Manager at the SIIM 2009 Annual Meeting in Charlotte, N.C., from June 4 to 7. The company’s booth number is 729. AMICAS Enterprise Content Manager is an enterprise clinical image management and information storage platform. Successfully deployed at many major hospitals and healthcare systems throughout the country, Enterprise Content Manager offers a vendor-neutral archive with proven scalability and interoperability capabilities that supports a broad collection of comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR) deployments.“The demands on the infrastructure of imaging providers have never been more intense,” said Paul Merrild, senior vice president of marketing and business development at AMICAS. “Given the impact of higher exam volumes and an explosion in the average size of imaging exams, the pressure to scale and support multiple imaging departments with a standards-based solution that is integrated with the provider’s overall EMR strategy has never been more acute.” “AMICAS’ vendor-neutral archive solution addresses these problems with a proven, standards-based infrastructure that supports multiple departmental PACS solutions — all while lowering the total cost of ownership of an imaging infrastructure over time,” said Merrild.Key features of the Enterprise Content Manager platform include:Massive scalability with proven performance managing billions of exams throughout the country — representing petabytes of storage — via a high-availability architecture.Proven compatibility as a vendor-neutral solution with many major radiology and cardiology PACS vendors, which offers a lower total cost of ownership for the enterprise.A highly compliant, standards-based architecture with strict adherence to the IHE framework and protocols, which helps providers avoid costly data migrations as clinician preferences for departmental solutions change.Proven support for numerous provider EMR solutions at many institutions, including some of the largest healthcare systems in the country.In addition to showcasing the Enterprise Content Manager solution at the SIIM annual meeting, AMICAS will highlight its high return on investment image and information management solution suite, including:AMICAS PACS, which drives significant improvements in radiologist productivity while enabling improvements in the quality of care.AMICAS VERICIS, which drives efficiency in cardiovascular imaging and reporting workflow.AMICAS Documents, which supports a paperless operation that streamlines workflow, reduces expenses, increases FTE productivity and collections, and facilitates HIPAA compliance.AMICAS Reach, which allows radiology practices and departments to provide unparalleled service to referring physicians via the support of image and report communications as well as follow-up order entry/capture.AMICAS RadStream, which reduces medical-legal risk by automating and documenting critical results communications.AMICAS RIS, which drives administrative staff productivity and revenue opportunities. “The SIIM annual meeting provides the perfect environment for AMICAS to share its image and information management solutions with the imaging community,” said Merrild. “SIIM members experience daily challenges in their imaging workflow, and coming to the SIIM annual meeting and sharing our solutions with the market gives AMICAS the opportunity to learn about these challenges and demonstrate how our solutions can help attendees meet their goals and objectives.”AMICAS is a registered trademark and service mark, and AMICAS Enterprise Content ManagerTM, AMICAS VERICISTM, AMICAS DocumentsTM, AMICAS PACSTM, AMICAS ReachTM, AMICAS RadStreamTM, and AMICAS RISTM are trademarks and service marks of AMICAS, Inc. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 30, 2018 Children’s Hospital Colorado to Manage Medical Images Via the Cloud With Platform NucleusHealth and Children’s Hospital Colorado’s (Children’s Colorado) Center for Innovation have formed a strategic… read more News | Radiology Business | March 07, 2019 Carestream Health To Sell its Healthcare IT Business To Philips Carestream Health has signed an agr read more News | Archive Cloud Storage | December 20, 2018 IMS Announces Integration of Cloud Image Viewing Platform With Google Cloud International Medical Solutions (IMS) recently announced it will provide Google Cloud account users with the ability to… read more center_img Carestream Health has signed an agreement to sell its healthcare information systems (HCIS) business to Philips Healthcare. This includes its radiology and cardiology PACS and reporting software. Image by geralt on Pixabay  Related Content Technology | Archive Cloud Storage | November 19, 2018 Intelerad Launches Nuage Disaster Recovery Platform November 19, 2018 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced the launch of the nuage Disaster Recovery (DR) Platform. read more News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | February 07, 2019 Connecticut, California Imaging Centers Deploy Ambra Cloud VNA Ambra Health announced that Naugatuck Valley Radiology and Insight Imaging are among the latest groups of leading… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | August 09, 2018 Visage Signs Mercy for Visage 7 Open Archive Visage Imaging Inc. announced that it has signed a seven-year contract with Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health… read more News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | September 04, 2018 Novarad Highest Rated in Customer Satisfaction on Gartner Peer Insights VNA Category Novarad Healthcare Enterprise Imaging has taken the highest rated spot on Gartner’s Peer Insights technology review… read more last_img read more

Contiki launches 201617 AWS program with up to 330 in savings

first_img TORONTO — Go big or go home, says Contiki, which recently launched its new 2016-17 Europe Autumn, Winter, Spring program featuring 50 trips to 24 countries and five different trip styles.To celebrate the launch, the tour operator is offerings savings of up to $330 per person off its Winter Europe trips, beginning now through Aug. 25, 2016 from the new program.“These three seasons are a great time to explore Europe, offering unique experiences, smaller crowds and more bang for your loonie,” says Deanna Lambert, Contiki Canada President. “Unique, life-changing adventures is what Contiki is all about, and our AWS trips recognize that young travellers are price sensitive and we are offering great value with our off-peak itineraries.”One such adventure that highlights the diverse offering is the brand new Icelandic itinerary, simply entitled ‘Iceland.’ This four-day adventure is a travel experience that is slightly more off-the-beaten track, and journeys through a country that has quickly topped many Millennials’ bucket lists. With Iceland’s unique landscape as the backdrop, Canadians will experience much of what this Nordic island nation has to offer including a dip in the Blue Lagoon and an exploration of Reykjavik, before heading out with a local guide to search for the Northern Lights.More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthOther highlights include the 25-day ‘Winter Wanderer, which travels along the French Riviera to Rome and Barcelona, and the 10-day ‘European Magic’, a short but concise trip featuring a stopover in Innsbruck and two nights each in Venice and Paris.Equally notable is the nine-day ‘Austria Ski Plus (from London), the eight-day ‘Italian Espresso’, and the seven-day ‘London & Paris.’For more information go to Posted by Contiki launches 2016-17 AWS program with up to $330 in savings << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group center_img Share Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Tags: Contikilast_img read more

Tunisian lawmakers protest Libya extradition

first_img More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories “They want to defend someone who is guilty of crimes and atrocities,” countered Habib Khedr, a deputy with the Ennahda Party. “The national anthem shouldn’t be used like that in the constitutional assembly just to make a fuss.”Al-Mahmoudi, 67, was arrested in September for illegally crossing into Tunisia as he tried to flee to Algeria, where Gadhafi’s family members had sought refuge.Since then, Libya has clamored for the repatriation of Al-Mahmoudi to answer for crimes it says he committed during Gadhafi’s reign. Tunisian courts had approved the extradition.But officials from Libya’s former regime have not fared well in the hands of those that overthrew them, with Gadhafi and one of his sons executed upon capture last year.International human rights groups have condemned the extradition.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Associated PressTUNIS, Tunisia (AP) – Opposition parties staged a walk out from Tunisia’s assembly on Tuesday to protest the extradition to Libya of Moammar Gadhafi’s last prime minister.The fierce debate in parliament, which culminated in an opposition walkout and defiant singing of the national anthem, is the latest repercussion over the extradition of Al-Baghdadi Al-Mahmoudi, which has caused deep divisions in the North African country’s government. Comments   Share   4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates On Sunday, the Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali implemented the decision of the courts and ordered Al-Mahmoudi’s to be sent back to Libya where the government that replaced the late Gadhafi’s wants to try him for a variety of crimes.President Moncef Marzouki, a former human rights activist, however, had opposed the extradition on the ground that the former Libyan official risked torture or death.Jebali’s overruling of the president’s objections threw in sharp relief the greater power of the prime minister and his moderate Islamist party Ennahda, which won the most seats in October’s elections.Marzouki comes from one of two smaller allied secular parties.When the speaker of parliament refused to allow a debate on the rupture between the two leaders, the opposition deputies walked out of the chamber and then sang the national anthem from the edges of the room.“It is a symbol of protest because the values of the revolution and human rights are being violated in the country,” said Issam Chebbi of the liberal opposition Republican Party.He said differences between the president and the prime minister are worrisome to all Tunisians and should be discussed. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Top Stories last_img read more

Police crackdown on unruly gatherings

first_imgPolice arrested ten youths during the night during a crackdown on unruly gatherings ahead of Easter.After being notified that a group had lit a fire in a village in the Limassol district at 10pm, officers found a group of people around a fire creating a public disturbance.Seven of them were arrested, among them four minors.They were taken to Episkopi where they were charged in the presence of their parents.A few hours later, at 1.25am on Tuesday, another group of unruly young was found next to a fire at a church in the Limassol area.Police arrested three of them, all underage teenagers, and charged them in the presence of their parents.Earlier on Monday, 17 teenagers were arrested in Limassol. They had allegedly cut branches from nearby trees and had lit a fire which was put out by the fire service.All of them will be summoned to appear in court at a later stage.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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