MOSCOW – Russia’s prime minister sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions, saying Friday that Moscow would retaliate with economic, political and unspecified “other” means.The tough message from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev marked what the Kremlin sees as a red line, reflecting growing dismay with announced U.S. sanctions that have sent the Russian ruble plummeting to its lowest level in two years.The U.S. State Department said Wednesday that Washington would impose new sanctions this month after determining this week that Moscow used a military grade nerve agent in March to poison an ex-Russian spy in England. Russia has strongly denied involvement in the poisonings of Sergei Skripal and his adult daughter.According to the State Department, the sanctions will include the presumed denial of export licenses for Russia to purchase many items with national security implications.New sanctions proposals in the U.S. Congress include legislation targeting Russia’s state-controlled banks and freezing their operations in dollars — a move that would deal a heavy blow to the Russian economy.Medvedev warned the U.S. that such a move would cross a red line.“If something like a ban on bank operations or currency use follows, it will amount to a declaration of economic war,” the Russian prime minister said. “And it will warrant a response with economic means, political means and, if necessary, other means. Our American friends should understand that.”Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a telephone call Friday that the new sanctions were “categorically objectionable,” according to a Russian Foreign Ministry statement.Medvedev’s tone differed considerably from the nonchalant ones President Vladimir Putin and his lieutenants have used when talking about Western sanctions and downplaying their impact on the Russian economy.Word of more U.S. sanctions has rattled the Russian currency and stock markets. The ruble dropped about 1.5 per cent in Friday trading to 67.78 to the dollar, its lowest level since August 2016.Russia-U.S. ties have sunk to their lowest level since Cold War times amid tensions over Ukraine, the war in Syria and the allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.Moscow’s hopes for better ties with Washington under President Donald Trump have withered as his administration has introduced waves of sanctions against Russia.Medvedev said that while the U.S. describes the restrictions are punishment for Russia’s “bad” behaviour, he thinks the real goal is to sideline a rival.“It’s intended to remove Russia as a strong competitor on the international arena,” he said.Medvedev pointed at U.S. efforts to block the planned construction of a new Russian natural gas pipeline to Germany in order to encourage the sales of American liquefied natural gas to Europe as an example of “unfair competition.” read more
TORONTO — Walmart Canada is cancelling a fee it charges shoppers who order groceries online for pickup in stores.The retail giant had charged customers $2.97 for the service when it launched it in July 2015 in Ottawa.The online grocery pickup service later expanded to the Greater Toronto Area, Calgary and Edmonton.The move comes as grocers brace for increasing competition, particularly online, in a business where profit margins can be thin.In June, Amazon announced a US$13.7-billion deal to buy Whole Foods, an acquisition that some industry observers say could upend the supermarket sector.Experts have said the move could force Canadian grocery chains, some of which have been slow to embrace e-commerce compared to their U.S. counterparts, to boost their online services. read more
Th lady was identified as 29 year old Sunethra Jayasudera and the child is 1 1/2 year old Pasindu.The Magisterial inquiry is to be conducted today. Investigations to determine how they died is underway. A lady and her child were found dead in Wariyapola inside a well, the police media unit said today.The police said that based on information received by the police yesterday they inspected the irrigation well and found the two bodies.
by David Hodges, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 10, 2017 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Aug 10, 2017 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email School’s out forever: How to avoid RESP penalties if your child quits university TORONTO – Parents may dream of giving their children the best possible post-secondary education by setting up an RESP account, but if your son or daughter decides school is no longer in the cards, prepare for a big tax hit.With lucrative government grants and tax-sheltering benefits, a Registered Education Savings Plan can play a substantial role in helping save for future schooling costs.However, parents must also brace for the possibility that their child may quit college or university early, or choose not to attend at all, leaving them on the hook for significant penalties if they collapse the RESP without using it for its intended purpose.While contributions to an RESP are yours free and clear if you cash out an account, federal grant money goes back to the government and any returns or interest earned will be taxed as income and subject to an additional 20 per cent of taxation.If parents know one of their children won’t be attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution, one option for holding onto more RESP-generated income is to transfer it to a brother or sister, says certified financial planner Annie Kvick.“If one child doesn’t need it, then hopefully there’s other siblings that can get a part of it,” says Kvick, who works with Money Coaches Canada in North Vancouver, B.C.While RESP funds can be transferred if a sibling is part of the same family plan or in a different individual account, parents must not exceed the $7,200 lifetime Canada Education Savings Grant limit per child. That means if the transferred grant money plus any grant money the other sibling already received tops $7,200, the excess must be repaid to the government.If transferring RESP funds between siblings isn’t an option, there’s no way to hold onto grant money. But it is possible to transfer any returns or interest earned within the RESP — known as the accumulated income payment, or AIP — into your or your spouse’s RRSP account, says Tom Feigs, a Calgary-based certified financial planner.If there is RRSP room available, the government allows people to transfer up to $50,000 of AIP earnings tax-free, provided the RESP account has been open at least 10 years and all beneficiaries of the account are at least 21 and not enrolled in post-secondary studies.Rolling the money over into an RRSP also avoids the additional 20 per cent penalty tax.If people don’t have contribution room available in their RRSPs, Feigs says a strategy for working parents is to delay collapsing the RESP for a year or two while they build up more RRSP contribution room.Another option is rolling over investment earnings from an RESP to a Registered Disability Savings Plan, provided certain requirements are met.Feigs says many people don’t realize that during the first 13 weeks of enrolment at an accredited post-secondary school you’re limited to $5,000 of withdrawals, but after that there’s no limits as to how much you can take out and for what purpose.In the case of a child who, for instance, plans to abandon post-secondary education, leaving behind unused RESP income, Feigs’s advice is to take out all of the money immediately if it is possible.“It doesn’t have to be a normalized or level withdrawal process,” says Feigs.While it will be fully taxable in the hands of a child, he says it will probably be more tax-friendly than if it were included in a parent’s income.Kvick stresses that before deciding to collapse an RESP early, parents must consider whether their child may change their mind about going on to post-secondary studies. If an RESP was opened the year the child was born, it can stay open until the end of the year they turn 35.“They might have 15 years to collapse the RESP,” Kvick says. “I think it’s too early when they’re 18 or 19 and (parents) start collapsing the plan.”Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter. read more
The closure was implemented following a series of violent incidents that took place before the end of Ramadan in which two Israelis were killed. It has particularly affected the Fawwar refugee camp, impacting approximately 9,500 refugees. “I condemn the closure as it collectively punishes the Fawwar camp residents,” said Scott Anderson, West Bank Field Director at the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), in statement issued by the agency today.“Echoing the UN’s repeated statements condemning violence against civilians, I call upon the Israeli authorities to refrain from collectively punishing innocent people for the acts of others,” he added. UNRWA highlighted that the closure has impacted the population both socially and economically, as well as placed an increased health risk for camp residents. The main entrance is closed to vehicles, hampering the residents’ ability to report to their work outside the camp. While pedestrians can still use the entrance, the extra distance that many have to travel incurs additional expenses that further affect their already bleak financial situation. It further noted that disruptions to the supply chain are increasing the costs of basic commodities inside the camp. Mr. Anderson visited the area on 19 July and was granted exceptional access through Fawwar main entrance only after coordination with the Israeli authorities. “This is all the more disturbing when Fawwar camp residents – a refugee couple – were the first to respond to the Israeli family following the drive-by shooting incident, providing them with first aid before the arrival of the ambulances,” he said, referring to one of the violent attacks. The statement further underscored that the UN, including Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has repeatedly condemned, in the strongest terms, all such attacks and violence impacting Israeli and Palestinian civilians. UNRWA said that will continue to liaise with the Israeli authorities to request passage of medical supplies in the camp in order to ensure their continuous supply for its health clinic. Recalling the Fourth Geneva Convention, to which Israel is a party and which applies to occupied territories, the agency called upon the Israeli authorities to end the closures and to ensure unimpeded access for its staff and humanitarian assistance across the West Bank. read more
“Nearly two years after the signing of a peace agreement, Mali is again at a critical turning point with devastating implications for its people and the region,” said the Director of Operations for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), John Ging, in New York, upon his return from the African country. “We must meet the immediate humanitarian needs, strengthen resilience, empower Mali’s women, invest in children’s education, and reopen schools before this generation is lost to the conflict.” According to estimates, nearly one in five Malians are in need of humanitarian assistance this year, and 3.8 million people are could face food insecurity in the coming lean season as violence reduces access to land. Malnutrition rates are also on the rise due to decreased access to food and the country now exceeds the alert threshold for global acute malnutrition. Furthermore, deteriorating security in central Mali since February has displaced more than 10,000 people and some 507 schools have been closed across the country’s central and northern parts, impacting about 150,000 children. This is 70 per cent more schools closed than at the same period in 2016. The conflict has created a humanitarian crisis caused and people are cut off from access to basic services, including water, health and education, prompting an intensification of needs. At the same time, concerted efforts are needed to address the particularly alarming situation of Malian women. According to OCHA, almost nine in ten women and girls in the country between the ages of 15-49 have been subjected to female genital mutilation. Accompanied by several key donors, the senior OCHA official visited several locations in the country and met with officials, visited health and nutrition centres and schools. In Mali, Mr. Ging also met with Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga, emphasizing the need for a comprehensive response to tackle growing challenges in the country. He also encouraged the Government to engage more closely with affected communities and work to re-establish basic services. “The focus and support for the security sector alone will not solve Mali’s crisis,” said Mr. Ging after his mission.“The key is to support and empower the people of Mali […] as an international community, we must intensify our engagement,” he added, urging the global community to sustain and increase its funding for programmes in the country. Funding for aid programmes in Mali has seen a steady decline and the $293 million Humanitarian Response Plan for 2017 is only 11.6 per cent funded. read more
The road to the unveiling of the next Nexus-branded device has been a long and confusing one. The volume of speculation about manufacturer, carrier, and hardware reached such a fever pitch at one point my RSS feed was bursting with the word “Nexus”. It’s been called so many different things that if anyone cares to look back at the history on this device from the future, it would take a team of researchers to sort out the whole mess. Then, finally, as though a great weight had been lifted from the tech world: the Samsung Galaxy Nexus took center stage in Hong Kong. It seemed like the noise would die down, soon to be replaced by the joyous celebration as the devices were delivered to Android fans across the world.Instead, we’ve seen a trickling of users in the UK and a few US users who have purchased the international GSM version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. When Google and Samsung took stage together, we were told to expect the phones to be released in November. So, where is the Verizon Wireless version of this phone, powered by the year-old 4G LTE? Verizon was the only US carrier to announce that they will be carrying the phone in stores, but the phone is nowhere to be seen. An equally odd event was the recent announcement that Google Wallet, the NFC payment system to be included on the Galaxy Nexus, might not be on the Verizon version. What exactly is going on here, and where is this phone?Less stable than we’d likeOn October 18th, Google and Samsung took stage to unveil the Galaxy Nexus, where they said the devices would be out sometime in November. It stands to reason that the carriers who will be announcing the devices on their networks will have already seen devices for network testing and quality control. Every phone endures a series of tests before the carrier announces them to assure they will be ready to go. On October 21, Verizon Wireless announced the Galaxy Nexus, complete with LTE. Since that point, however, there’s been radio silence. My recent attempt to probe Samsung and Google for details resulted in nothing. Verizon, however, left me with this:Verizon Wireless will sell the device this year. The device is currently going through the rigorous network testing we put every new device through prior to launch. This statement comes on the heels of four Verizon Galaxy Nexus devices showing up at the Samsung Experience earlier this week. These devices were powered by 4G LTE MiFi devices because the firmware wasn’t ready for that phone. Well, firmware isn’t made by Verizon, it’s made by Samsung usually. In this case, however, it’s made by Google. The developers on the Android team are some of the best in the world, though, so either a problem rose up that has taken them weeks to resolve, or something else is going on.Delaying the state of the art for the state of the marketRecently a statement was released by a Google spokesperson confirming rumors that Google Wallet will not be on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Verizon has been partnered with AT&T to try and launch ISIS, a mobile payment service that would rival services like Google Wallet. The suspicion was that Verizon had decided to not allow a competing product on a device on their network. Dumping a collective $100 million into ISIS is bound to cause some issues, especially since Verizon’s service isn’t nearly as ready as Wallet.Verizon responded to the Google spokesperson with a release of their own, to better explain the situation. According to Jeffrey Nelson, Verizon does not block applications. Apparently, they consider Wallet to be much more significant than an app, because it needs to be integrated into the NFC chip on the Galaxy Nexus.Hair splitting aside, it seems like Verizon and Google are at odds about what is going on with the NFC capabilities on the device, and whether or not ISIS can be seen as an actual competing service. Those “commercial discussion”, as Jeffrey Nelson put it, are a critical component on the Galaxy Nexus. When its all said and done, it looks like the device is not ready to be released over commercial discussions. Google has been a strong proponent of NFC for quite awhile now, trying to bring a payment method that has eluded the US despite being readily available in many other places in the world. Now that they have a product that users here in the states are likely to use, the developers of products that are trying to compete are leveraging whatever they can to slow the advancement of another product.Final ThoughtsTruth be told, most people don’t care why the Galaxy Nexus was delayed. Most aren’t concerned with who to point the finger at. The phrase “shut up and take my money” comes to mind quite often as I attempt to find out what is causing the delay on this phone. As for right now, Verizon is sticking to their guns in stating that they will be releasing the phone before the end of the year. So, until it’s December 31, the device isn’t technically late. Unfortunately, I don’t care, and like many other people staring at their local Verizon Wireless store shelves, I just want my phone. read more
Short URL A BOY IS facing trial accused of sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl.The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at the Dublin Children’s Court today charged with the offence which is alleged to have occurred in Kildare in 2014, when he was aged 14.The court heard that the complainant in the case is now aged seven.It was the teen’s second hearing since he was charged in February.Judge Alan Mitchell said that a hearing would have to be held to determine the trial venue. He said the Children’s Court could not impose a sentence of more than one year while the circuit court could impose a term of about five years.The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) was urging the court to refuse jurisdiction, State solicitor Tom Conlon said. A book of evidence has been completed and served on the defence.Judge Mitchell said the defence was entitled to make submissions under Section 75 of the Children Act.This part of the legislation allows the juvenile court to accept jurisdiction to hear a trial for certain serious offences which would normally get forward sent to a higher court. The defence can cite the age and maturity of the defendant as well as any other relevant factors in setting out grounds for a serious case to remain in the Children’s Court.Judge Mitchell noted from the boy’s barrister that the defence wanted to make the submissions and needed go fully consider the matter.The case resumes next week.The boy, who was accompanied to court by his mother, has not yet indicated how he will plead to the charge.Earlier, the court was told he replied “no comment” when the charge was put to him. As a condition of bail he cannot contact the alleged victim and he as had to provide the investigating garda with contact details.He has been warned he risked being remanded in custody if he broke the conditions.Read: Family of woman shot at same time as Garda Tony Golden to sue Gardaí> Friday 21 Apr 2017, 3:56 PM 24,468 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 21st 2017, 3:56 PM http://jrnl.ie/3351868 Share Tweet Email1 Image: Shutterstock/Andy Dean Photography By Tom Tuite Image: Shutterstock/Andy Dean Photography No Comments Boy accused of sexually assaulting seven-year-old girl when he was 14 The boy has not yet indicated how he will plead to the charge. read more
Être (trop) bien installé dans un lieu spacieux favoriserait la malhonnêtetéDes chercheurs américains ont mené des expériences qui suggèrent qu’un environnement immédiat vaste et spacieux favoriserait les comportements indélicats de la part de ses occupants, comportements sous-tendus par des changements d’attitudes physiques. Où vous-trouvez actuellement ? Au bureau ? Et comment est la pièce ? Spacieuse ou étroite ? Posée ainsi, la question peut paraitre étrange mais ce facteur a bien plus d’impact qu’on ne pense. Bien plus que jouer sur le confort ressenti, la taille d’une pièce influencerait également le comportement des personnes qui s’y trouvent. C’est du moins la conclusion à laquelle ont abouti des psychologues de la Columbia Business School de New York.Pour cela, les scientifiques ont réalisé quatre études visant à évaluer dans quelle mesure l’environnement physique – sur le lieu de travail ou en voiture, par exemple – peut affecter la façon dont les gens se sentent et se comportent. De façon surprenante, des résultats suggèrent qu’avoir un sentiment de puissance peut encourager une série de comportements malhonnêtes.Dans une expérience en laboratoire, par exemple, les chercheurs ont constaté que se trouver dans un espace de travail plus vaste encourageait les participants à tricher plus souvent lors d’un test. Une seconde étude menée dans un simulateur de conduite a montré que les gens occupant des sièges de grands pilotes étaient plus susceptibles de commettre un “délit de fuite” en conduisant rapidement.Une posture qui encourage la malhonnêteté À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Une autre étude, portant sur les conducteurs (de vraies voitures) new-yorkais, montre que ceux d’entre eux qui pilotent une voiture aux sièges larges sont plus susceptibles de stationner à un endroit interdit. Et travailler à un large bureau dans un vaste local inciterait à être plus avide et indélicat… En cause, selon les chercheurs, des changements subtils et inconscients dans la posture du corps.”Dans les environnements de travail et de vie de tous les jours, nos postures sont d’ailleurs ‘dilatées’ et ‘contractées’ par notre environnement – les sièges dans nos voitures, les meubles, ce qu’il y a dans et autour des espaces de travail, même les couloirs de nos bureaux – et ces environnements influencent directement la propension à un comportement malhonnête dans notre vie quotidienne”, résume ainsi Andy Yap, directeur de l’étude.Le 28 juin 2013 à 14:44 • Maxime Lambert read more
Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. May 11, 2017 Entrepreneur has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.EXCLUSIVE: $10 Course Promo Expires June 30, 2017There’s always something you can add to your small business repertoire. Whether you’ve gotten your MBA or built up your entrepreneurial knowledge through the School of Hard Knocks, you (like every entrepreneur) should never stop improving. These 10 Udemy courses (if you’re not already familiar with Udemy, it’s basically a database of online courses) will help shape you into a better, stronger entrepreneur with no real risk because they’re all $100 or less.The Essential Guide to Entrepreneurship by Guy KawasakiYou don’t have to be new to entrepreneurship to benefit from a small business guide. 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Not only does it cover Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+, but it also offers tips on social media automation, customer service on social platforms and social for public relations. Anyone who completes this course will receive a badge they can add to their company’s website to better attract and compel visitors.Kidpreneurs AcademyFull disclosure: This one’s mine. But, what’s the use in being a successful entrepreneur if you don’t help pass on your knowledge to the next generation? In coordination with our book, Kidpreneurs: Young Entrepreneurs with Big Ideas, my brother and I created Kidpreneurs Academy that teaches small business skills to kids aged seven through 12. The course goes over brainstorming business ideas, building a business plan, creating a budget and more. With the myriad of courses available online today, it’s easier than ever before to round out your entrepreneurial skills. Have you tried any of these Udemy courses? 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Update: Launch and deployment successful!After four years and more than $2 billion in funding, OneWeb is ready to launch the first six satellites out of a planned constellation of 650 with which it plans to blanket the world in broadband. The Arianespace-operated Soyuz rocket will take off at 1:37 Pacific time from Guiana Space Center. You can watch it live at OneWeb’s site here.OneWeb is one of several companies that aims to connect the world with a few hundred or thousand satellites, and certainly the most well-funded — SoftBank is the biggest investor, but Virgin Group, Coca-Cola, Bharti Group, Qualcomm and Airbus have all chipped in.The company’s plan is to launch a total of 900 (650 at first) satellites to about a 1,100-kilometer low Earth orbit, from which it says it will be able to provide broadband to practically anywhere on Earth — anywhere you can put a base station, anyway. Much cheaper and better than existing satellite connectivity, which is expensive and slow.Sound familiar? Of course, SpaceX’s side project, Starlink, has similar ambitions, with an even greater number of satellites planned, and Swarm is aiming for a smaller constellation of smaller satellites for low-cost access. And Ubiquitilink just announced this week that its unique technology will remove the need for base stations and beam satellite connections directly to ordinary phones. And they’ve all launched satellites already!The launch vehicle fueling today at GSC.OneWeb has faced numerous delays; the whole constellation was originally planned to be in place by the end of 2019, which is impossible at this point. But delays are the name of the game in ambitious space-based businesses, and OneWeb hasn’t been just procrastinating — it has been girding itself for mass production, raising funds to set up launch contracts and improving the satellites themselves. Its updated schedule, as it states in the mission summary: “OneWeb will begin customer demos in 2020 and provide global, 24-hour coverage to customers in 2021.”At a reported cost of about a million dollars per satellite — twice the projected cost in 2015 — just building and testing the constellation will likely rub up against a billion dollars, and that’s not counting launch costs. But no one ever said it would be cheap. In fact, they probably said it would be unbelievably expensive. That’s why SoftBank and the other investors are “committing to a lot more capital,” as CEO Adrián Steckel told the Financial times last month.The company also announced its first big deal with a telecom; Talia, which provides connectivity in Africa and the Middle East, signed on to use OneWeb’s services starting in 2021.Soyuz launches could carry more than 30 of these satellites each, meaning it would take at least 20 to put the whole constellation in orbit. This first launch, however, only has six aboard; the other spots on board the mass launch system have dummy payloads to simulate how it should be going forward.A OneWeb representative told me that this launch is meant to “verify the satellite design and validate the end to end system,” which is probably a good idea before sending up 600 more. That means OneWeb will be testing and tracking these six birds for the next few months and making sure the connection with ground stations and other aspects of the whole system are functioning properly.Full payloads will start in the fall, after OneWeb opens its (much-delayed) production facility just outside Kennedy Space Center in Florida.You can watch the launch at OneWeb’s site here. read more
If you are looking for a big basket to carry your ever-increasing computer storage needs, and you have an extra $800 to burn, then this could become the right choice for you. HGST, a subsidiary of hard drive giant Western Digital, has recently unveiled the curtain on the industry’s first helium-filled 10-terabyte hard disk drive: the Ultrastar He10.It’s not the first 10TB hard drive made by HGST – the Ultrastar Archive Ha10 was first launched earlier this year, but HGST improves on the previous model with Ultrastar He10’s greater reliability, and overall faster read speeds.The Ultrastar He10 is an enterprise-grade hard disk drive with a hermetically-sealed enclosure, filled with helium instead of air. The hard drive owes its namesake from its helium-filled drive enclosure, hence “He10”. Helium won over the air in the manufacture of this hard drive since helium has a lower density than air. A lower fluid density translates to less friction on the drive’s moving parts, which also means less generated heat for the drive platters to function normally even at high usage.The choice of HGST to make this drive filled with helium also owes to the fact that the drive has a 10-terabyte capacity – the drive must have high tolerances for failure at this tremendous amount of data it could handle. HGST successfully crammed seven disk platters into a standard-height 1-inch (25.4-mm) hard drive, making it compatible not only for enterprise and server use but also for mainstream consumer use like in PCs and desktop Macs.HGST built the Ultrastar He10 to utilize the standard perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) instead of shingled magnetic recording (SMR), the latter being used as the data writing technology on the Ultrastar Archive Ha10 – Ultrastar He10’s predecessor, which also had a 10TB disk space. The use of PMR has been widely adopted in all manufactured hard drives for the last decade.SMR has been the latest used writing technology in new hard drives, especially for large-sized drives, thanks to its nature of overlapping magnetic tracks to increase data writing density and storage capacity. However, SMR has some disadvantages such as having a very small space between overlapping magnetic tracks which translates to slower read and write speeds.SMR is better suited for archiving use rather than 24/7 always-on recording use. HGST has been successful in pushing the limits of PMR technology in the Ultrastar He10. Its rival company Seagate has also released a similar hard drive based on PMR but maxes out at only eight terabytes of capacity.Both HGST and Seagate are working on their development efforts for the next thing in data writing technology in hard drives, which is called heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR). HAMR works by using a laser to create a heated area on the hard drive that is being written on with data at any moment.The generated heat displaces the superparamagnetic effect on the magnetic grains within the drive platter, which effectively increases writing density and space. HAMR tech will come to future hard drives in 2016, carrying even greater storage spaces of up to 20TB in size.HGST hasn’t announced the official pricing for the Ultrastar He10, but tech website Ars Technica notes that the drive could carry a price tag of $800.Image CreditsFeatured image: HGST/PC WorldSupporting images: 1) Seagate/Ars Technica, 2) HGST/Ars Technica read more
News | PET-MRI | May 23, 2019 Study Explores Magnetic Nanoparticles as Bimodal Imaging Agent for PET/MRI Researchers from Bourgogne University in Dijon, France, showed that use of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more Related Content News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | June 05, 2019 BGN Technologies Introduces Novel Medical Imaging Radioisotope Production Method BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University (BGU), introduced a novel method for… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more Image courtesy of Amen Clinics News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 17, 2019 New Phase 2B Trial Exploring Target-Specific Myocardial Ischemia Imaging Agent Biopharmaceutical company CellPoint plans to begin patient recruitment for its Phase 2b cardiovascular imaging study in… read more Image courtesy of MR Solutions. News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 13, 2019 Blue Earth Diagnostics Expands Access to Axumin in Europe Blue Earth Diagnostics announced expanded access to the Axumin (fluciclovine (18F)) imaging agent in Europe. The first… read more News | July 08, 2009 Lantheus Gets FDA, Health Canada Approval for Australian-Supplied Mo-99 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 10, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor Shine Medical Technologies Breaks Ground on U.S. Medical Isotope Production Facility Shine Medical Technologies Inc. broke ground on their first medical isotope production facility in Janesville, Wis. U.S… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more Prototype fluidic system for zirconium-89 purification. Image taken through a hot cell window at the Department of Radiology, University of Washington. Image courtesy of Matthew O’Hara, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory July 9, 2009 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada have approved the Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc.’s supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for FDA and Supplemental New Drug Submission (SNDS) for Health Canada to qualify the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) as a valid supplier for low-enriched uranium (LEU)-derived molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) in the United States and Canada, respectively. Both the FDA and Health Canada sent approval notifications within a one-week timeframe of Lantheus’ filing of the sNDA and SNDS applications, respectively. The expedited approvals emphasize the urgent need for a reliable supply of the Mo-99 isotope for diagnostic imaging.Lantheus will be the first U.S. company to offer technetium-99m (Tc-99m) using Mo-99 derived from LEU targets to the U.S. and Canada. Lantheus anticipates receiving regular supply from ANSTO within the next several weeks for use in its TechneLite generator line that is currently distributed to the U.S. and Canadian markets. The LEU-derived Mo-99 has been tested and validated by Lantheus for use in its TechneLite generator line to ensure the consistency and reliability that are the hallmarks of the TechneLite brand.For more information: www.lantheus.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | March 14, 2019 Researchers Create New Method for Developing Cancer Imaging Isotopes A team of researchers at the University of Washington announced they developed a new automated system for producing… read more read more
InterTradeIreland’s latest all-Island Business Monitor (Q2 2019) reveals the business environment remains resilient, with 40% of companies across the island reporting growth.Optimism for the year ahead is however in short supply, with the number of businesses expecting an increase in growth over the next 12 months down to 2009 levels.Dealing with Brexit is by far the biggest cause of this uncertain outlook. 45% of businesses overall, and almost 60% of manufacturing firms, record Brexit as the key issue they face.Worryingly, however, despite a range of support services, only 11% of respondents say they have made any preparations in the event of a ‘no-deal ’ Brexit.In terms of getting ready for a no-deal outcome, bigger firms with more capacity are better prepared with 35% saying they have made preparations. At the other extreme, only 1 in 10 micro businesses has made any preparations.Tellingly, 82% of cross-border traders, who are most exposed in the event of a no-deal, have not prepared for that outcome. Indeed, only 14% of businesses trading cross-border have examined the impact of customs, while just 12% have looked at the effect of tariffs.Aidan Gough, InterTradeIreland’s Designated Officer and Director of Strategy and Policy, said: “The disparity between businesses recognising Brexit as the key issue facing them and the number actually preparing for it remains a worry. While we appreciate the uncertainty facing businesses and the constant challenge to win new and service existing orders, we nevertheless implore firms, particularly those that trade across the border, to make themselves aware of the issues that Brexit could pose for their operations and to explore mitigating options.“There is a range of supports out there for businesses, including InterTradeIreland’s Brexit on-line learning resources and funding of up to £4,500/ €5,000 to help with expert advice. “Don’t leave it until the last minute. There are lots of small steps that businesses can begin to take now to prepare, whatever the outcome. It doesn’t have to be onerous. Planning is never wasted and is much preferable to panic if left undone.“While Brexit remains the overwhelming issue facing businesses, particularly small businesses, there is a concern that failure to remove the uncertainty is exposing businesses to more problems in the longer term. As the pace of technological change advances at a rate that leads many commentators to refer to a new industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), the latest Business Monitor finds only around a fifth of businesses on the island have heard of the fourth industrial revolution, with even less being aware of its possible implications which for many industries and businesses could be profound.” read more
Users have said they are receiving emails from Amazon containing invoices and order updates on other customers, TechCrunch has learned.Jake Williams, founder of cybersecurity firm Rendition Infosec, raised the alarm after he received an email from Amazon addressed to another customer with their name, postal address and their order details.Williams said he ordered something months ago which recently became available for shipping. He checked the email headers to make sure it was a genuine message.“I think they legitimately intended to email me a notification that my item was shipping early,” he said. “I just think they screwed something up in the system and sent the updates to the wrong people.”He said the apparent security lapse was worrying because emails about orders sent to the wrong place is a “serious breach of trust” that can reveal private information about a customer’s life, such as sexual orientation, proclivities or other personal informationSeveral other Amazon customers also said they received emails seemingly meant for other people.“I made an order yesterday afternoon and received her email last night,” another customer who tweeted about the mishap told TechCrunch. “Luckily I’m not a malicious person but that’s a huge security issue,” she said.Another customer tweeted out about receiving an email meant for someone else. He said he spoke to Amazon customer service, which said they will investigate additional security issues.“Hope you didn’t send my sensitive account info to someone else,” he added.And, one other customer posted a tweet thread about the issue, saying they spoke to a supervisor about the issue who gave a “nonchalant” response, she wrote. She said the supervisor said the issue happens frequently.Cecilia Fan, a spokesperson for Amazon, said: “Due to a technical issue, some customers were inadvertently sent a Delivery Estimate Update email not intended for them. We have fixed the technical issue and are informing impacted customers.”It’s the second security lapse in a year. In November the company emailed customers saying a “technical error” had exposed an unknown number of their email addresses. When asked about specifics, the notoriously secretive company declined to comment further.Updated with Amazon comment. read more
Discover the new UNESCO World Heritage Sites with Booking.comDiscover the new UNESCO World Heritage Sites with Booking.comThere are over a thousand World Heritage Sites, and every year UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) gets dozens of applications for new sites. To be selected the site must be of exceptional value and meet at least one of ten very strict criteria. This year UNESCO announced 21 new World Heritage Sites: 3 natural and 18 cultural. The new sites can be found in every corner of the world, from icy Greenland to the Kalahari Desert, and from the mountains of the Andes to the temples of Cambodia.To celebrate the induction of these new cultural and natural wonders, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has selected a few of the most exciting new sites and even though some of them are in remote locations we still found some great places to stay nearby.Los Alerces National Park (Argentina)The Los Alerces National park is located in the Andes in the Argentinian Chubut Province. It is one of the new natural World Heritage Sites on UNESCO’s list. The park owes its name to the many ‘alerce trees’ that can be found there. Besides vast forests the landscape consists of alpine meadows and beautiful lakes and rivers. The park is also home to several endangered animals like the huillín otter and the Patagonian huemul and pudú deer.Where to stay: Laguna Larga Lodge Lago Futalaufquen Laguna Larga Lodge is located on a 120-hectare estate in the national park. It is three miles from the magnificent Futalaufquen Lake, but just a couple of steps from the lake Laguna Larga. It boasts its own beach and pier and cosy Alpine-style accommodation with lake views. Every day you can enjoy a full American breakfast and the restaurant offers international dishes. Horse riding trips through the beautiful landscape can be arranged as well as fishing trips. Booking.com travellers rate the location of Laguna Larga Lodge as one of the best in the area.Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk, Archaeological Site of Ancient Ishanapura (Cambodia)Isanapura was the capital of the Chenla Empire that flourished in the late 6th and early 7th centuries. To this day, the ruins of dozens of temples and buildings can still be admired at the archaeological site Sambor Prei Kuk in the Kompong Thom province. The architecture and art developed here laid the foundations for the unique Khmer style of the Angkor period. Highlights are the unique octagonal temples and the beautifully decorated colonnades, lintels and pediments.Where to stay: Sambor Village Hotel Kompong ThomOverlooking the scenic Stung Sen River, Sambor Village Hotel is located 650 yards from central Kompong Thom, a 40 minute drive from Sambor Prei Kuk. Rooms at Sambor Village Hotel come with a cable TV, personal safe, minibar, spacious veranda and outdoor seating area. You can use the free bicycles to explore the area at leisure and cool down in the pool. Refreshing cocktails can be enjoyed by the poolside bar and only the freshest ingredients are used to prepare the local dishes served at Sambor Village. Travellers from Booking.com have rated the hotel for the best value in Kompong ThomKulangsu, a Historic International Settlement (China)Gulangyu is a small island located on the estuary of the Chiu-lung River, off the coast of the Xiamen. When the port of Xiamen opened for international trade in 1842, foreigners started to come to Gulangyu. In 1903 it even became an international settlement. This cultural exchange is visible in the exceptional architectural styles on the island, like the Amoy Deco Style. Gulangyu is a popular tourist attraction, with more than 10 million visitors a year, but does not allow cars or bicycles. The island can be reached by ferry from downtown Xiamen, which only takes five minutes.Where to stay: Flower Yard Inn Xiamen Gulangyu Anhai Garden Branch, which is located on Guilangyu, less than one mile from Huangu Ferry Marina. All rooms have a TV, a private bathroom and complementary Wi-Fi. The inn is just a couple of miles from Nanputuo Temple and there is a tour desk that can help guests arrange excursions. The property has one of the best-rated locations the area, according to Booking.com guests.Taputapuātea (French Polynesia)Taputapuātea is a commune of French Polynesia on the island Ra’iatea. It is considered the centre of the Polynesian Triangle and consists of Avera, Puohine and Opoa. In Opoa, you’ll find the ‘marae’, a communal and sacred place that served as a ceremonial, political and funerary centre for the Ma’ohi people. It was established 1,000 years CE and restored in 1994. It consists of a large paved courtyard overlooking the sea, a large upright stone and several tiki’s. It is one of the largest and most important marae of the world.Where to stay: Fare Oviri Lodge OpoaFare Oviri Lodge overlooks a private white sandy beach and offers Polynesian-style bungalows with a private patio and lovely views of the mountains and sea. It features free snorkelling, canoeing equipment and free Wi-Fi in public areas. The tour desk can arrange diving trips and boat tours around the island, so it’s no wonder Booking.com guests highly rate it for friendly staff! Oviri lodge Raiatea is only three miles from the Taputapuātea marae.Assumption Cathedral and Monastery of the town-island of Sviyazhsk (Russia)Sviyazhsk is an island and town in the Republic of Tatarstan in the Russia. It was founded in 1551 by Ivan the Terrible who used it as an outpost for his conquest of the Kazan Khanate. Originally it wasn’t an island, but when the Kuybyshev Reservoir was created, the lands around it flooded. However, a road still connects Sviyazhsk to the mainland. On the island you will find the Assumption Monastery and Assumption Cathedral, both dating back to the 16th century. The original frescoes of the cathedral have been preserved and are some of the rarest examples of Eastern Orthodox mural paintings.Where to stay: Hotel Complex Dejavu InnopolisInnopolis Hotel Complex Dejavu is situated in Innopolis, a technology park that got its town status in 2014. The hotel is a 30-minute drive from Sviyazhsk and Kazan. It has an outdoor pool and spa centre, as well as Finnish and Turkish sauna and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar or a meal at the restaurant. In the winter, you can enjoy the nearby ski slopes and in the summer, you can play golf 550 yards from the property. Booking.com travellers love the location.ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape (South Africa)The ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape is located in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa on the border with Namibia and Botswana. The nomadic ǂKhomani San people were considered to be the first inhabitants of South Africa. They learned how to adopt to harsh desert conditions and other geographical features of their environment. You can visit the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park if you want to get an idea of the ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape.Where to stay: Xaus Lodge Kgalagadi Transfrontier ParkXaus Lodge is located in the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park which is part of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The lodge is owned by traditional South African communities and the chalets are designed like their own traditional dwellings but with a private bathroom. The lodge features a swimming pool and a restaurant and you can enjoy the view of many animal species at the water pan. You can go on guided bush walks or visit to the San people in their village. Guests from Booking.com love the friendly staff.Source = Booking.com read more
The grey skies above Auckland were a stark contrast to the deep blue colours of Air Tahiti Nui’s new Dreamliner as it landed in Auckland for the first time on Thursday.Described as the new pearl in the airline’s fleet, a brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner – named Fakarava – is the first to sport the airline’s new livery.The paint job still features the airline’s iconic blue tones that Tahiti is synonymous with, as well as the airline’s trademark tiare flower. But now they’re accompanied by a new tattoo pattern that represents the story of Tahiti and its people.Air Tahiti Nui has also paid tribute to its Polynesian heritage in a less obvious way. When all four of the Dreamliner fleet arrive, their registration letters will tell a story: ‘The warrior (TOA) going forward (MUA) in the great (NUI) canoe (VAA)’.The new interior also features a distinctly Tahitian colour palette, in keeping with the new look being inspired by “nui” (meaning “grand” or “great”).Air Tahiti Nui recently named Daniel Eggenberger as its new general manager for the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand region.The Swiss national, who previously worked for KLM and Air France, says couldn’t turn down the chance to live and work in the Pacific.“This posting is a dream come true for so many reasons,” says Mr Eggenberger.“Air Tahiti Nui is a modern airline that offers a niche product with a wonderful sense of family, as well as an international network that will soon be connected by a fleet of cutting-edge Dreamliners.”The story behind the Air Tahiti Nui liveryTiare flower: Since the airline’s launch, a white tiare flower has adorned the tail of every Air Tahiti Nui plane. While the fleet and livery design has changed, the tiare has stayed, a proud reminder of the airline’s last 20 years. Each guest receives a real tiare flower upon arrival, a living, fragrant symbol of Polynesian hospitality.Shades of Blue: The three main shades of blue on the aircraft represent Tahiti’s oceans, lagoons and the sky above.Tattoo: ‘Tatau’ originated in French Polynesia and the tattoo designs on the rear of the Tahitian Dreamliner represent the story of Tahiti.Red Lines: The Tahitian Dreamliner carries two red lines on its sides representing French Polynesia’s flag.Newshub.The post Air Tahiti-Nui’s new Dreamliner touches down in Auckland for the first time appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Blog read more
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