ONE, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her maiden budget speech on July 5, 2019, proposed to build 1.95 crore dwelling units under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) (Gramin) — the prime minister’s rural housing scheme. It was a reiteration of the target to build as many houses in villages and 1.87 crore units in urban India. In the four years of the scheme’s implementation, some 70 lakh units have been completed under PMAY-G and 26 lakhs under PMAY-U (urban), according to the scheme’s state-wise progress stated by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. When the country is set to build dwelling units four times this number in the next three years, the expanse of the construction is going to be frenetic. The quality of that construction and its ability to drive the agenda of thermal comfort as mentioned in the India Cooling Action Plan is unclear. Also Read – A special kind of bondTWO, the carpet area for loans under Credit-Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) vertical of PMAY was increased to 160 square metres (sqm) for middle-income group I (MIG I) and 200 sqm (MIG II) in 2018. 200 sqm (2,150 square feet) is typically a dwelling unit size desirable for the higher-income segment. The country already has a stock of 11 million units vacant in the upper-income segment, according to Census 2011. Increased availability of finance will deliver units in the segment, which contrasts the segment constituting 96 per cent of the country’s shortage. Also Read – Insider threat managementTHREE, Sitharaman announced “An additional deduction of Rs 1,50,000 on interest on loans borrowed under affordable housing”. This subsidy follows the previous interest subvention of Rs 1.5-2.67 lakh under the CLSS vertical of PMAY. As an intervention to aide the demand side in housing sector, CLSS has remained the weakest vertical of PMAY, forming only 4 per cent of the total units sanctioned as of date. This move comes as a crucial way to mitigate the very weak ability of the poor to access housing finance. Economically weak and lower-income households who work in the informal sector, find challenges in producing the documentation required to avail of finance under the scheme. As a result, most housing credit went to segments with loan tickets of at least Rs 10 lakh and above. Loan disbursement in slabs of less than Rs 2 lakh, 2-5 lakh, and 5-10 lakh faced a decline by 18.71 per cent, 34.14 per cent, and 14.17 per cent in 2017-18 year-on-year, according to National Housing Bank. Loan amounts of up to Rs 2 lakh saw the highest growth in gross non-performing assets (NPA) at 11.33 per cent for public sector banks (PSB). Housing finance companies (HFC) also saw a sharp surge in housing loan NPAs in this slab. This is worrisome as more and more financing institutions (both PSBs and HFCs) are discouraged to lend to the lower-income rung—the primary target group of PMAY, forming 96 per cent of the country’s shortage. Other moves to streamline housing finance include the proposal to put regulation of housing finance scheme under RBI. FOUR, Sitharaman also announced that soon there would be reforms in the rental housing sector—thought to be put on the back-burner. The government recognises that current rental laws are archaic, as they do not address the lessee-lessor relationship adequately. Rental law is a tricky aspect in cities. Local laws are largely framed in the favour of tenants, with them paying rents frozen years ago. Currently, India is incubating its rental housing policy since the release of the draft Nation Urban Rental Housing Policy in 2015. It focuses on the supply of rental housing units. Another draft came in 2018 and highlighted three rental housing options Social rental housing for vulnerable groups, urban poor, economically weak/lower income Need-based rental housing for migrant labour, single men, single womenMarket-driven rental housing for private and institutional rental Odisha, Maharashtra, Chandigarh are few of the states and Union Territories to make efforts on rental housing recently. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana has a public-private partnership model to develop rental housing. DOWN TO EARTH (The author is Programme Director, Sustainable Buildings and Habitat Programme, Centre for Science and Environment. The views expressed are strictly personal)
Videos encourage Aboriginal peoples to join healthcare sectorVideos encourage Aboriginal peoples to join healthcare sector
October 14, 2019October 14, 2019
APTN National NewsThe Manitoba government is hoping a growing Aboriginal population can find careers in the healthcare sector and fill what’s expected to be a major gap in the provincial workforce.A new website and video series has been launched to achieve just that.APTN’s Dennis Ward has more.
Toronto stock index crawls higher as shares in Bombardier soar after AirbusToronto stock index crawls higher as shares in Bombardier soar after Airbus
October 13, 2019October 13, 2019
TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index eked out a minor gain Tuesday, as shares of Bombardier Inc. soared following its CSeries deal with Airbus.Shares in Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) were the most heavily traded stock on the Toronto Stock Exchange as they gained nearly 16 per cent or 37 cents at $2.73 at the end of the trading session. The company announced a deal late Monday that will see Airbus obtain a majority stake in the CSeries aircraft.“I think that’s come at good time because we’ve had a lot more concerns about NAFTA in general for Canada, a lot of focus on not only Bombardier but other companies in terms of manufacturing and the outlook going forward,” said Andrew Pyle, a senior wealth adviser at Scotia Wealth Management. “So I think today’s news was positive and we saw that reflected in the stock.”Meanwhile, the S&P/TSX composite index itself advanced a mere 14.20 points to 15,816.90.“The story today is less what’s going on with the TSX on the surface,” said Pyle, pointing to other Canadian developments, including the announcement by the country’s banking regulator Tuesday that it’s going ahead with a new stress test for home buyers who don’t need mortgage insurance.The move, which is expected to reduce the maximum amount buyers will be able to borrow to buy a home, had a negative impact on shares of alternative lenders, he said.But far bigger drops were experienced by several licensed marijuana producers after the Toronto Stock Exchange said late Monday that firms with business activities that violate U.S. federal law regarding cannabis could undergo a delisting review.Aphria Inc.’s stock (TSX:APH) was down $1.06, or 13.38 per cent, to $6.86, while shares of Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED), Canada’s biggest licensed marijuana producer, fell 61 cents, or 4.65 per cent, to $12.52.South of the border, there was also little movement on Wall Street.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 40.48 points to 22,997.44 and the S&P 500 index was up 1.72 points to 2,559.36, both record highs. The Nasdaq composite index was down 0.35 of a point to 6,623.66.“I think markets are basically in a holding mode right now,” said Pyle. “This is pretty common for a market that has moved up pretty strongly over such a short period of time.“If you look back at this time last year when we were going into the U.S. election with the Dow trading close to 18,000 and now getting to that 23,000 level that we hit today, you are going to get markets or investors taking a bit of a step back.”In currency markets, the Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 79.69 cents US, down 0.12 of a cent.In commodity news, the December crude contract was down three cents to US$52.11 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was up two cents at US$2.96 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down $16.80 to US$1,286.20 an ounce and the December copper contract was down four cents to US$3.20 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.
October 7, 2019October 7, 2019
A judge has declared a mistrial in the murder of Neil Harris at his Hamilton barbershop in 2016.The 40-year-old husband and father was shot and killed outside the Influence Barbershop on Upper Wellington St. on Feb. 18. Odain Gardner and Erick Reid are both charged with first-degree murder.Superior Court Justice Toni Skarica dismissed the jury on Wednesday, just before the trial was set to begin.Skarica said he was declaring the mistrial because information leaked that a member of the jury may have known the victim.Selection of a new jury will begin Monday with the new trial expected to begin sometime next week.
Allergan hires experts to help new attack against Valeants hostile takeover bidAllergan hires experts to help new attack against Valeants hostile takeover bid
October 4, 2019October 4, 2019
MONTREAL – Botox-maker Allergan Inc. launched a new assault Tuesday on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., which has made a hostile takeover offer for the company, raising questions about its business model and stock value.The California-based company said Valeant’s growth is overstated and questioned its ability to cut US$2.7 billion of expenses if it is successful in acquiring the company.The broadside, developed with the help of a financial consultant and a forensic accountant, came ahead of what is expected to be an improved offer from Valeant on Wednesday.Among the issues Allergan raised were Valeant’s organic growth, the performance of its two largest acquisitions — Bausch & Lomb and Medicis, the stability of its management team and sustainability of its low tax rate.Overall, Allergan said Valeant’s serial acquisition model will become harder to pull off as interest rates rise.“Valeant’s limited experience with large, global scale products represents a material execution risk attempting to grow Allergan’s categories and launching significant new large products through existing channels,” Allergan said in a statement.“Allergan would be Valeant’s largest acquisition and the synergies proposed by Valeant are the most aggressive to date. Botox’s annual sales are more than seven times greater than each of Valeant’s largest products, Zovirax and Wellbutrin, which are declining or stagnant.”A key area for dispute is the calculation of Valeant’s organic growth. Valeant insists it was positive last year despite losing patent protection on three of its top 10 products. But Allergan said on a pro-forma revenue basis including acquisitions it declined by 0.5 per cent last fiscal year, and by 1.4 per cent in the first quarter.Allergan also said its rival is underestimating research and development spending required for product line extensions and late stage projects by about US$350 million.Valeant (TSX:VRX) said it will address the objections Allergan raised at a presentation Wednesday when it is expected to improve its US$46.5-billion stock-and-cash offer.“Valeant’s business leaders will provide further clarity on our historic, current and future operating performance and address Allergan’s inaccurate assertions about our business model at our event,” spokeswoman Laurie Little wrote in an email Tuesday.Under its current offer worth about US$156.16 per share, Valeant would pay US$48.30 in cash and 0.83 of a Valeant share for each Allergan share, giving Allergan shareholders control of about 43 per cent of new combined company.Allergan (NYSE:AGN) shares closed down US$1.90 at $165.02 in trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday.Analysts believe Valeant will have to substantially boost its offer to as much as US$200 per share including a larger cash portion because Allergan is “well-positioned” to grow as an independent company.David Buck of Buckingham Research Group upgraded Allergan’s shares to buy and raised his price target 15 per cent to US$207 on anticipated growth over the next six to 12 months as a stand-alone company and anticipation of moves to enhance shareholder value.“The fundamental debate is whether business could sustain double-digit top-line growth with significant cost cuts. We believe growth would slow. Since 70 per cent of Valeant’s bid is stock-based, growth sustainability matters,” Buck wrote.— Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted May 27, 2014 3:21 pm MDT Allergan hires experts to help new attack against Valeant’s hostile takeover bid AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
September 24, 2019September 24, 2019
Rusal, the world’s third largest aluminium producer, has started exploration work in the Plesetsky area of the North Onega bauxite deposit. Rusal expects to determine reserves of 250-300 Mt. The exploration now underway involves drilling 147 boreholes and the evaluation of the recovered samples. The exploration programme, estimated at $7 million, is expected to be completed by mid-2008. Based on the exploration results, a feasibility study for the construction of a bauxite mining facility will be prepared. The construction of the facility will be started no later than 2011. Rusal will conduct an evaluation of explored bauxite reserves and a baseline environmental assessment of the Ixinsky deposit. To support this Rusal has also announced a tender for the design study and development of the deposit. In addition, an expert cost-estimation will be prepared for the construction of related mine and traffic routes.In 2004 Rusal won a tender for the development of the Ixinsky area (except for the so-called Belovezhskaya pocket) and the exploration and development of the Plesetsky area of the North Onega deposit. The deposits are viewed by Rusal as a potential platform for the construction of new alumina refineries. This project is a part of Rusal’s strategy to achieve self-sufficiency in raw materials by 2013.
Land labor and capital keys to Clark Countys economyLand labor and capital keys to Clark Countys economy
September 16, 2019September 16, 2019
To see the full multimedia package for this story, including videos, a photo gallery and an interactive graphic, visit www.columbian.com/growth.It’s a three-step recipe for reviving an economy: take land, add labor and stir in capital.Companies still need smart leaders and strong products, of course, but when a community can offer places to operate, a work force trained to do the job, and money to pay the way, solid businesses are positioned to grow.Trouble is, Clark County lacks the right mix of those three key ingredients, and it’s holding us back.As the U.S. economy slowly recovers, Clark County is staggering under the weight of 28 consecutive months of double-digit unemployment, the third-worst foreclosure rate in the state and scant job growth. “We just haven’t seen the turnaround,” said Scott Bailey, regional labor economist for the state Employment Security Department. Today, some 28,000 of our friends, neighbors, and family members are unemployed and looking for work. With the private sector providing the vast majority of local jobs, businesses need to start growing and hiring again to bring those numbers down.Corporate crisisA thriving sawmill on the Columbia River offers insight into the importance of land, labor and capital for one company — or even a region — to turn itself around.Though healthy today, Vancouver-based Columbia Vista Corp. suffered an economic crisis of its own in the mid-1990s, when Japan’s real estate and stock bubble burst. Buyers from that country had been Columbia Vista’s primary customers, making frequent payments that allowed the sawmill to keep the lights on, the logs coming in and the paychecks going out. Now its primary source of capital was gone.
Sheriffs office uses seized drug money to buy armored vehicleSheriffs office uses seized drug money to buy armored vehicle
September 16, 2019September 16, 2019
Drug money paid for a new armored vehicle for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.The vehicle, a $375,000 Lenco Bearcat G3, was delivered to the sheriff’s office earlier this month. On Thursday, deputies and police officers ran the vehicle through a training course near the Clark County Fairgrounds.Sheriff’s Sgt. K.C. Kasberg said the sheriff’s office started looking for a new armored vehicle after a Washougal standoff in December. In that incident, Steven Stanbary set his home on fire and shot a variety of high-powered rifles and handguns out of the home for at least 90 minutes, keeping police and firefighters at bay.One of the sheriff’s two PeaceKeeper armored cars, which were bought as surplus several years ago, broke down on the way to the standoff, Kasberg said. “When we really needed it … it didn’t work.”It wasn’t the first time deputies had issues with the old armored vehicles, he said.The new G3 is a different, larger model than the black Bearcat owned by the Vancouver Police Department. It is built on a Ford F-550 truck frame.According to the Lenco website, the car can fit a 10-man tactical team, protects against .50-caliber ammunition and has a high-ground clearance for “aggressive off-road performance and superior maneuverability.” Further details on the vehicle were not available.
TCS Denies LargeScale Layoffs But Says 500 More Employees Will be AskedTCS Denies LargeScale Layoffs But Says 500 More Employees Will be Asked
September 5, 2019September 5, 2019
Software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has denied rumours of planned, large-scale layoffs, saying “involuntary attrition” of 2,574 employees does not tantamount to a plan, but said the number will go up to 3,000 in the coming months. The company employs about three lakh people. “There have been discussions on various social media forums about alleged large scale layoffs at TCS…we would like to place on record that TCS has not initiated, and is not planning to initiate any large scale exits of any section of its staff in any part of the organisation,” reports PTI, quoting a company statement. “The involuntary attrition for the nine months (April-December) of this year has been 2,574 employees, which represents 0.8% of the total employee strength,” said TCS. “The corresponding numbers for FY’14 and FY’13 were 2,203 and 2,132 respectively. The total involuntary attrition for the current fiscal year (ending March 31, 2015) will be around 1 per cent,” it added.In December last year, a report suggested that TCS is planning staff restructuring and around 25,000 senior employees are at the verge of losing their jobs at the company. This created a stir among IT company employees across India who threatened to stage protests against TCS’ move, while those who have been asked to quit the company are reportedly planning legal action against the company.
Trouble continues at Air India salaries delayed for second month in rowTrouble continues at Air India salaries delayed for second month in row
September 5, 2019September 5, 2019
A fuel tanker moves past Air India passenger jets parked at an airport in Kolkata May 6, 2012.Reuters fileIt seems the trouble for the Air India is far from over. In the latest headache, the “Maharaja” has defaulted on salary payments of its employees. Notably, this is the second month in a row that Air India has defaulted on the monthly remuneration to its employees amid a huge cash crunch. Last year was challenging for Air India as the global crude oil prices remained on the higher side till October.The effect was reflected in the company’s disbursal of salaries to its employees which had failed to pay on time to its strong 20,000 manpower for most of the months. Press Trust of India reported that as per the company’s salary cycle, its employees are supposed to get their salary on the last day of the month. One of the airline officials said that “Air India has not paid the December salary to its entire staff till today (Jan 7). Worst, there is no word on the date of payment.”Air India’s spokesperson told PTI that salary payment is under “process,” but did not offer a timeline for salary disbursement. Last month, Air India’s pilot union claimed that a large number of pilots were defaulting on their bank loans and other financial commitments due to the salary delays. The national carrier is operating, thanks to the Rs. 30,0231 crore bailout package promised by the previous UPA government which be transferred in parts by 2022. It would be sad if a private person buys the iconic Air India building: Nitin Gadkari In fact, the NDA government is leaving no stone unturned to pull out the beleaguered airline. The Centre has taken parliamentary approval of infusing Rs 2,345 crore into the cash strapped carrier and an additional Rs 1,300 crore for Air India Asset Holding, a special purpose vehicle (SPV). The center had gone to the extent of even selling the airline but found no taker due to its debt of whopping Rs.55,000-crore. As per the latest Public Enterprises Survey, Air India’s net was Rs 5,337 crore in FY18 as against the previous fiscal when it had a higher loss of Rs 6,281 crore. Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:09Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:08?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …
Profits Hit 11 Billion at Chinas Tencent as Video SurgesProfits Hit 11 Billion at Chinas Tencent as Video Surges
September 1, 2019September 1, 2019
Popular on Variety Net profits at Tencent, China’s social media, music and video giant, hit $10.9 billion in 2017, a gain of 74%. Revenues increased by 56% to $36.4 billion as the company claimed to have become the Chinese market leader in streaming video.“Tencent Video achieved rapid growth in traffic and paying users driven by the popularity of our exclusive drama series, movies and self-commissioned content. We became the leading video streaming platform in China with over 137 million mobile (daily average users) during the fourth quarter and 56 million subscriptions as of the end of 2017,” the company said in its financial regulatory filing.(According to Chinese online audience measurement consultancy iResearch, Tencent had increased that to 62.6 million paid-for subscribers by the end of February 2018.) While Tencent Video and rival iQIYI, which is currently listing on the NASDAQ stock market, may use different methodologies for calculating subscription numbers, Tencent Video has clearly grown in the past year. Tencent said that mobile video DAU increased by 44% year-on-year to 137 million during the fourth quarter of 2017 and subscriptions increased by 121% year-on-year to 56 million as of the end of 2017.Video, games, music and online books have benefited from interconnections with other parts of the group’s payment platforms, gaming and other digital media businesses, especially the WeChat messaging service. WeChat had close to 1 billion users, reporting 989 million monthly average users at the end of 2017.Tencent did not disclose the net income contribution of Tencent Video. The unit is still in an investment phase, and like its direct competitors, is widely understood to be lossmaking. The company said that continuing to invest in long form and short form video content, remains a group priority, in order to further grow its subscriber base. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
Amazon Reportedly Set to Launch Mobile CreditCard ReaderAmazon Reportedly Set to Launch Mobile CreditCard Reader
August 30, 2019August 30, 2019
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. July 28, 2014 Apparently Jeff Bezos’ team listened up when he pushed them to focus on payments.Evidence: Amazon now thinks it is hip to beat Square and PayPal.If you haven’t already heard, rumors are percolating that the nation’s biggest ecommerce powerhouse could soon shake up the mobile-payments battlefield with its own Square-like reader.Related: Customized Ecommerce Meets 3-D Printing in Amazon’s New Online StoreWord that Amazon, strained amid a dismal $126 million second quarter loss, might be gearing up to introduce a mass-market credit card reader first broke on 9to5Mac. The popular tech news and reviews site published what it claims are internal documents from Staples hinting that the Framingham, Mass.-based office-supply chain could soon stock up on a new item titled “Amazon Card Reader.”The rumored hardware could possibly arrive on Staples’ shelves as early as some time in the coming weeks. The cost will reportedly be $9.99.A representative from Amazon responded to Entrepreneur.com’s inquiry for confirmation or denial of the reports, predictably stating that the company does not comment on rumors and speculation. Staples has not yet responded to our request for comment on the headline-hogging hearsay.Related: Amazon Warns Losses Could Get Even WorseThe alleged Staples documents, which include a detailed product placement planogram, reveal what may or may not be an order to stock the unconfirmed Amazon credit card reader, complete with seemingly legitimate model and SKU numbers.The mystery payment card-swiping unit, which we hope goes over better than Amazon’s recently unveiled gimmicky Fire Phone, was listed directly above PayPal’s Here ($14.99) mobile credit card reader and Staples’ own Mobile Register Credit Card Reader ($14.99) and of course, Jack Dorsey’s Square ($9.99).Also per 9to5Mac, Staples will hold off until Aug. 12 to “put up new signage related to the Amazon Card Reader.” Other sources told the website that Amazon’s Lab126 consumer electronics research and development arm is working on additional mobile payments-based products that feature biometric security properties, such as fingerprint scanners. Related: Square Now Lets You Issue Partial RefundsUpping its budding mobile payments game, Amazon debuted its inaugural digital wallet app in the Google Play store last week, simply called Amazon Wallet – Beta. So far, it’s only garnered between 1,000 and 5,000 installs, according to its page on Google Play. If the app works with the software for Amazon’s rumored payment card-reader device — and why wouldn’t it? — Amazon’s latest move into the mobile world seems like even more of a no-brainer.Related: McDonald’s Is Testing an App That Lets Customers Order Ahead Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 3 min read Register Now »
Plenty to read plus find your perfect job in the Ladysmith GazettePlenty to read plus find your perfect job in the Ladysmith Gazette
August 28, 2019August 28, 2019
You can purchase your copy on the streets and at various shops around town.The cost of the Ladysmith Gazette is ONLY R5.30, which is reasonable indeed. So get your copy ASAP.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The Ladysmith Gazette newspaper is out today, so get your copy as soon as possible!Read our front page story about a policeman in full uniform who was attacked in broad daylight and stabbed in the mouth. You may also be interested to see which matriculants at the LHS matric farewell made our front page photo.On page 2 and 3, we have plenty of hard news stories.If you are looking for a job or want to buy / sell items, then check out the vacancies and classifieds pages. You might just find your ideal job!Not forgetting our community articles, school news and sport.This week, we have TWO full pages covering the Ladysmith High School matric farewell that took place on Friday evening. And that’s not including the front page photo! If you want to see your child or yourself in the paper, then buy a copy NOW. If you snooze, you will lose!Many of our stories are “PRINT ONLY”, so you have to purchase a copy of the Ladysmith Gazette to read these stories, as they will not appear online.
August 27, 2019August 27, 2019
Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more October 4, 2013 — Offering its clinicians more flexibility while improving patient safety and workflow, PinnacleHealth installed a Radrex-i Wireless digital radiographic (DR) X-ray system from Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. PinnacleHealth utilizes the system for a variety of general exams including orthopedic, pediatric and bariatric imaging.“The Radrex-i Wireless enhances workflow with its wireless detector, while automated technology like RexView allows technologists to make point-of-care decisions by reviewing images bedside,” said Karen Botts, administrative director, Imaging, PinnacleHealth.The Radrex-i Wireless features a lightweight, easy-to-use, cableless 14″ x 17″ panel. The wireless panel improves image quality, as it can be positioned more closely to the anatomy when performing such work as tabletop imaging of extremities and gurney-patient imaging.For more information: www.pinnaclehealth.org, www.medical.toshiba.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Quest South Perth Foreshore introduces a new standardQuest South Perth Foreshore introduces a new standard
August 17, 2019August 17, 2019
Source = Quest Quest South Perth Foreshore introduces a new standardQuest South Perth Foreshore introduces a new standard in extended stay accommodation to Western AustraliaQuest Apartment Hotels, the leading apartment hotel operator in Australasia, unveiled Quest South Perth Foreshore today – making it the network’s eleventh property in Perth and fifteenth in the state.Developed in partnership with Silverleaf, Quest South Perth Foreshore features 90 apartments comprised of studio, one, two- and three-bedroom apartments. All apartments are designed with the modern business traveller in mind, with generous space and technology on offer. Nestled amidst ‘The Mends Street Precinct’ and positioned off the South Perth Esplanade with access to a wide selection of upmarket cafes, retailers and a 24 hour supermarket, making it an ideal location for business travellers and tourists visiting Perth.Featuring postcard views of the Perth skyline Quest South Perth Foreshore is located just 6 minutes by car or 10 minutes by ferry from the city’s major corporate offices while being within walking distance from the Perth Zoo and the Royal Perth Golf Club. The apartment hotel is also close to Curtin University and the Bentley Technology Park.In addition to the well-appointed apartments, Quest South Perth Foreshore offers an onsite Gym, outdoor alfresco BBQ and entertaining area, as well as a business lounge and also features a range of meeting and conferencing spaces. The main conference room comes with the latest interactive audio-visual equipment, designed to make professional meetings, team building activities, training sessions and product launches an effortless task.Quest Apartment Hotels General Manager – Growth, James Shields, said that South Perth is seeing a growing number of business travellers and tourists enter the area, drawn by the suburb’s combination of strong economic activity in construction, logistics and health care services.“Business and leisure travellers at Quest South Perth Foreshore in this fantastic location will be able to enjoy a modern and premium apartment hotel experience featuring contemporary interior design and architecture which we’re proud to lead in the Australian market,” Mr Shields saidQuest South Perth Foreshore is part of a larger development by Silverleaf including the Millstream Retail Arcade forming an extension of the existing retail outlets on Mends Street. The development is part of the Mends Street Connect South project, a $7.5 million major project to enhance and invigorate the Mends Street precinct and foreshore area by creating a thriving business and leisure environment.Sue Doherty, Mayor for the City of South Perth said: “Connect South is an exciting major project that will transform the Mends Street precinct and improve public amenity through place activation, wayfinding, access to transport and greater economic opportunity,”“The project will create an attractive pedestrian-friendly piazza, improve lighting in the area, and create active and passive spaces for visitors. Additionally, Connect South will build a strong connection between the South Perth Foreshore and Mends Street, creating a gateway to South Perth and the Perth Zoo, improving the visitor experience and reinforcing the links between South Perth, Elizabeth Quay and the Perth Central Business District.”Quest Apartment Hotels Chief Commercial Officer, Craig Ryan, said that South Perth’s economic development will continue to attract relocation and business travellers to the area.“Quest remains committed to the needs of its corporate customers. South Perth is one of the state’s fastest growing urban areas with thousands of small and medium sized businesses, government departments, universities and residents calling it home. We are proud to now accommodate extended-stay and relocating business travellers in the area with South Perth’s leading apartment hotel,” Mr Ryan said.Quest South Perth Foreshore is one of 8 new property openings across Australia, New Zealand and the UK in the next two years including St Kilda Road, Burwood East (VIC) Joondalup (WA), Orange (NSW), Quest Tauranga Central, Quest on Tuam, Quest Mount Eden (NZ) and Liverpool (UK).About QuestQuest is the largest and fastest growing apartment hotel operator in Australasia with 170 properties located across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.Established in Melbourne, Victoria in 1988, the growth of Quest has been achieved through its commitment to meeting the accommodation needs of the extended stay business traveller.In July 2017 Quest Apartment hotels announced its partnership with one of the world’s leading serviced residence network, Singapore-based The Ascott Limited (Ascott). Ascott is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-listed company, CapitaLand Limited – one of Asia’s largest real estate companies. The company operates under five international brands – Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, The Crest Collection and Iyf. Ascott has over 500 properties globally.Quest properties are managed by franchisees who follow a proven and successful franchise model.For more information on Quest Apartment Hotels go to questapartments.com.au
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August 11, 2019August 11, 2019
Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments Share Top Stories Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell sat out Sunday’s loss to the Falcons with a calf injury but says he doesn’t plan on watching from the sidelines this weekend when they host the Rams.“Oh yeah, I’m feeling good about it and I’m looking forward to getting back on the field and helping my team win games,” he said Monday. “It was tough watching, don’t want to do that again.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Campbell, who has 37 tackles and 3.5 sacks on the season, was injured before the bye week and says he hurt his calf while running. He felt a pop and said it’s just one of those things that happens during football. “I mean it’s just little things, different kind of movements and stuff,” he said. “I’m pretty sure I’ll be back this week unless I have a setback.”That’s something Campbell does not expect to be an issue, adding that he sat out Sunday in part just to be safe.“It’s something that’s not that serious. You know it can nag so you just want to be careful and be smart with it,” said Campbell. “The team looked real good out there without me so I was excited to see David Carter go in there and play well.”The defense did look good against the Falcons, forcing five interceptions and one fumble, but chances are they would still like to get Campbell back this week against the St. Louis Rams to try and help stop this six-game losing streak. – / 18
Cyprus and Egypt said to be close to inking gas dealCyprus and Egypt said to be close to inking gas deal
August 9, 2019August 9, 2019
By Elias HazouCyprus and Egypt are reportedly poised – perhaps even this week – to conclude an interstate gas export-import agreement.Energy minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis will be signing the deal with his Egyptian counterpart Tarek El-Molla.Pen will be put to paper most likely in Nicosia.The agreement simply facilitates the future construction of a pipeline crisscrossing the respective maritime zones of the two nations, explained energy analyst Charles Ellinas.“It’s not a commercial deal, it’s a political deal,” he stressed.“The agreement covers legal, tax, regulatory and environmental issues between the two countries for a pipeline project.“For example, pipeline standards and specifications in Egypt may be different to those in Cyprus. Or taxation, since this is effectively an export-import deal.”The agreement is meant to facilitate the mooted construction of a pipeline from Cyprus’ Aphrodite gas field, onto Egyptian shores and then to the LNG facility in Idku.But it would apply to any pipeline project between the two countries.It has nothing to do with matters like the price at which the gas would be sold, added Ellinas. This commercial aspect is strictly up to the companies owning the Aphrodite gas (Noble Energy, Delek, Shell) and the LNG plant in Egypt.In the meantime, the companies with a stake in the Aphrodite play have demanded a revision of the revenue-sharing agreement with the Cypriot state.Last month, the government agreed to renegotiate the Production Sharing Contract, or PSC, for Aphrodite.It’s understood, however, that talks to renegotiate the PSC have yet to begin.Another matter delaying the development of the gas prospect are disagreements between the Cypriot and Israeli sides.A part of Aphrodite’s gas lies within Israel’s Exclusive Economic Zone. Since the gas in the Yishai prospect, on the Israeli side, is part of a single geological reservoir, its production depends on agreements between the two countries.Israel and Cyprus signed a delineation agreement in 2010 but haven’t agreed so far on how to develop gas reservoirs straddling both economic zones.According to reports, the contacts which foreign minister Nicos Christodoulides had with senior Israeli officials in Jerusalem last week did not yield progress on this front.You May LikeAutosplus20 Strange And Beautiful Motorcycles From Around The WorldAutosplusUndoJerome's FurnitureA Grown-up’s Guide to Decorating Your First ApartmentJerome’s FurnitureUndoHistory DailyPhotos From The Past Show A Different Side To HistoryHistory DailyUndo Data is the new oil so watch out for mass mining – Netflix filmUndoProperty owners price themselves out of the marketUndoWidowers threaten legal action over pensionsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
January to September building permits down 27 per centJanuary to September building permits down 27 per cent
August 9, 2019August 9, 2019
By Stelios OprhanidesBuilding permits fell in January to September 27 per cent in terms of construction area and 26 per cent in terms of value compared to a year before to 573,756 square meters and 641.3 million euros mainly on a decline in new housing projects, the statistical service said.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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