Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,326.51, down 90.47 points)Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX:OSK). Miner. Down 12 cents, or 5.69 per cent, to $1.99 on 18.85 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down three cents, or 0.63 per cent, to $4.70 on 18 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 16 cents, or 2.56 per cent, to $6.09 on 10.06 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Down 21 cents, or 0.44 per cent, to $47.05 on 4.12 million shares.AutoCanada Inc. (TSX:ACQ). Retailer. Down $3.96, or 26.92 per cent, to $10.75 on 3.92 million shares.Cequence Energy Ltd. (TSX:CQE). Oil and gas. Unchanged on 3.71 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Freshii Inc. (TSX:FRII). Restaurants. Down 65 cents, or 10.27 per cent, to $5.68 on 375,000 shares. The company reported second quarter results that missed analyst expectations. Freshii had adjusted net income of three cents per share, short of the four cents per share expected by analysts according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. The company says it expects up to US$285 million in sales from as many as 760 stores within the next year or so, a big leap from its current count of between 400 and 500 locations.last_img

Boycott Has Damaging Consequences for Company and Morocco Centrale Danone DG

Rabat – The General Director of Centrale Danone, Didier Lamblin, has opened up about the consequences of the boycott campaign and the company’s decision to reduce milk orders from Moroccan farmers by 30 percent.“It makes me sad because the situation has damaging consequences for the company and the country,” said the chief executive of the company in an interview with Media24.He added that the company “spared no efforts” to reconcile with customers during the holy month of Ramadan. “Despite the efforts…attacks continue against the quality of our products after all the accusations.” On Monday, Centrale Danone informed its farm partners that they would be purchasing 30 percent less milk due to the consequences of the boycott that has been ongoing for five weeks.Recalling the Centrale Danone letter addressed to the Moroccan farmers on Monday, Lamblin said that company has not “given up” on any of the partners.“We have continued to collect all the milk produced and we pay the same price as before,” he added.An  ‘untenable situation’The director general of the company confessed that Centrale Danone has failed at all attempted to keep its level of purchase the same. Lamblin said that the company first attempted to use unsold milk products to produce other dairy products, including milk powder and butter.“However, we had an alert in the company, Saturday, May 26, that it has become untenable and that we had to reduce the order.”Defending his company, Lamblin said that Centrale Danone had been planning several projects to serve the interests of small farmers during the early days of the boycott.“I was announcing wonderful things at the Agricultural Show [in Meknes] to help 20,000 of our small products double their income.”He also pledged other projects in concert with the government to “revive the consumption of fresh dairy products.”‘We cannot share numbers’When asked about the reasons behind the estimated 30-percent reduction in volume, Lamblin refused to share data with the news source, emphasizing that the information might be announced officially later.However, the chief executive of Centrale Danone did not deny that the impact of the boycott is “very significant” and has led to the adoption of several measures, including stopping all donations to foundations and the freezing investment and recruitment.In addition to the reduction of milk orders, Centrale Danone has also terminated all temporary contracts of less than six months “to cope with the numerous shutdowns of production lines and the reorganization of our truck tours.”‘People don’t know what the boycott is about’According to Lamblin, some people are supporting the boycott campaign without knowing what is it about.“What concerns us is when we ask people who boycott why they do so, many say they do not know and they are just supporting the boycott.”Lamblin claimed that Centrale Danone is a “collateral victim of the boycott,” adding that the company has been present for decades in Morocco. He also denied that the company increased prices five years ago “despite difficulties.”Despite the resistance of the boycott, Centrale Danone has refused to meet the demands of consumers and lower its prices. Instead, the company will reduce the milk orders from Moroccan farmers.“There was no attempt to reduce anything or change prices during my time at the head of Centrale Danone,” he said.Moral boycott for Centrale Danone?According to Lamblin, Centrale Danone should make more work to show consumers what the company has done for the country. He further explained that the company understands that boycotters want changes to their  prices and ways of communication, adding that the company “should be more humble and show consumers all the good initiatives Centrale Danone has been taking.”The ongoing boycott, which started on April 20, targets also Sidi Ali mineral water and Afriquia gasoline.

Young Money Forget about stock performance and focus on learning

If you’re new to financial markets, the thought of jumping right in and taking all your savings with you may seem like a terrifying leap.There are frequently stories about investments getting wiped out, unexpected crashes and unwise decisions. With all that pressure — and with so much noise coming out of the financial world — how can an eager but relatively green investor know which way to go?Financial experts have different takes on what types of investments you should make, but they all point to the same starting point: To become a savvy investor, you must first learn how investing works.“Forget about performance and start looking at how to invest,” said Adrian Mastracci, a portfolio manager with KCM Wealth Management Inc., a firm that focuses on long term investors.“You’re going to go through the trauma of making the first lousy investment. You’re going to lose some money. You’re going to have to learn to look at a loss and say, ‘It’s time for that loss to go.”’He suggests approaching your foray into the markets gradually, over the span of a year, so that you train yourself to put your money at risk and learn to deal with the highs and the lows.To educate yourself, Mr. Mastracci suggests reading a few books on the topic and talking to friends, all while trying to figure out how much time you have to devote to investing and whether you know enough to move forward.Mr. Mastracci, for example, put together an investment club when he was in university, rounding up some like-minded friends for regular meetings. Each person would bring forward a stock or bond and make a pitch for it. If the others were interested they could go out and buy some shares. If not, they would move on to the next.He also suggests trying to diversify your investments, buying quality stocks and making your strategy a straightforward one that makes sense to you.“This is the time when it’s going to cost you the least amount to make a mistake, this is the time to make it,” he said.It’s also a good idea not to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information available to the average investor, through mainstream media outlets and countless investment websites.“There’s never been so much noise, there’s never really been so much (financial) coverage,” said Ernesto Salvi, a financial adviser with Edward Jones in Vancouver.Over the last four to five years in the U.S., investors have faced a barrage of uncertainties linked to the financial meltdown, largely reflecting an agonizingly slow recovery from the financial collapse of 2008.The complications have made it difficult for some new investors to navigate their investment options with any sort of confidence. When it comes to the actual sectors you should invest in if you go straight to the stock market, what you pick will depend on your comfort level with risk.If you want to play more offence, Salvi said, you should look at the energy sector, as well as financials, industrials, materials, technology and consumer discretionaries.If you’d rather take more of a defensive stand, you’d be better off looking at communications, health care, consumer staples and utilities.When in doubt, buy a balanced fund that includes stocks and bonds, because the mix can shield you from potential downturns.“You can buy a balanced fund for as little as $50 a month, so there’s no excuse,” Mr. Salvi said.He suggests starting as soon as possible, because of the effect of time on compound interest.An investment of $50 a month at an average rate of return of 8%, for instance, will give you $9,000 in 10 years or $45,000 in 20 years.An exchange-traded fund, or ETF, is a helpful way to go because it provides diversification with just one trade, which saves on fees and commissions.Mr. Salvi also cautions against borrowing to invest, which increases your risk because if you incur losses on your investment, that will multiply how much money you owe the lender, and could send you into a debt spiral.If you start to panic, you can also approach a financial adviser, who can talk you through some of your investments and be a voice of reason. ——— Here are some books experts say can offer some helpful tips on investing:— “Winning the Loser’s Game,” by Charles Ellis. — “The Elements of Investing: Easy Lessons for Every Investor,” by Burton Malkiel and Charles Ellis. — “The Wealthy Barber,” by David Chilton.

Markets Right Now Tech leads stock indexes slightly lower

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as investors continue to pull back out of fear that the escalating trade battle between the U.S. and China will slow the global economy.Technology companies, which would be especially exposed to damage from trade frictions, led the way lower in early trading Friday. Hard drive maker Western Digital sank 3.1%.Oil prices turned higher following their biggest plunge in more than four years a day earlier. That helped energy companies. Chevron was up 1%.The S&P 500 index fell 9 points, or 0.3%, to 2,944.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 70 points, or 0.3%, to 26,506. The Nasdaq fell 54 points, or 0.7%, to 8,058.Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.87%.The Associated Press

Rinne sets mark for Finnish goalies Predators top Blues 41

NASHVILLE — Pekka Rinne made 28 saves to set an NHL record for wins by a goalie from Finland, and the Nashville Predators beat St. Louis 4-1 on Wednesday night in Craig Berube’s first game as Blues coach.Frederick Gaudreau, Filip Forsberg, Austin Watson and Ryan Ellis scored for Nashville, which has won three straight. Rinne earned his 320th career victory, surpassing Miikka Kiprusoff for most by a Finnish-born goaltender.Robert Thomas had the lone goal for the Blues, who have lost three in a row and five of six. Craig Berube took over as interim head coach Monday night when Mike Yeo was fired following a 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings.St. Louis has managed one goal in its last three games.In the opener of a home-and-home set between the teams, Gaudreau scored at 6:14 of the first period. Blues goaltender Jake Allen stopped Anthony Bitetto’s slap shot from the left point, and Gaudreau collected the rebound. His first attempt was stopped by Allen, but he quickly put in the rebound for his first career regular-season goal.During the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, Gaudreau scored three goals for the Predators.Thomas scored his first NHL goal at 12:39 of the first.Brayden Schenn intercepted an attempted pass from Predators forward Nick Bonino and sent a pass to Thomas on the left side, where he beat Rinne with a wrist shot from the left faceoff dot high to the glove side.St. Louis drafted Thomas with the 20th overall pick in 2017.Forsberg made it 2-1 at 13:22 of the second with a short-handed goal.Just inside the Nashville blue line, he intercepted a pass by Robby Fabbri and quickly headed up ice on a breakaway. From the low slot, Forsberg snapped a quick wrist shot by Allen on the glove side.Forsberg’s 14 goals lead the Predators.Watson’s wrist shot from the right half boards eluded Allen at 7:53 of the third. It was the first goal of the season for Watson, who was suspended for Nashville’s first 18 games following a domestic assault charge. He pleaded no contest.Ellis got his first of the season, short-handed into an empty net, at 14:48 of the third.NOTES: Allen finished with 30 saves. … Bonino played his 500th career game. … Nashville is 12-0-0 when scoring first this season. … The Blues have lost six consecutive games in Nashville. … St. Louis has not scored a power-play goal in seven games.UP NEXTBlues: Home against Nashville on Friday.Predators: Play at St. Louis on Friday.___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsJim Diamond, The Associated Press

The US Womens National Team Cannot Play Like That Again

The most anticipated match of the 2019 World Cup will take place Friday with the U.S. facing off against the home team, France, in the quarterfinals. Our model still has the Americans favored, but their performance in the round of 16 against Spain left some analysts concerned about the strength of the team. The Hot Takedown crew debates the U.S.’s chances at outmaneuvering France and discusses what we’ll be watching ahead of that epic matchup.The NBA offseason is as chock-full of takes as the season itself. The draft went mostly as predicted, and free agency formally kicks off this Sunday. On ESPN’s “Get Up!” Bobby Marks suggested that the whole system is doing a disservice to the NBA and recommended that free agency precede the draft. Our team breaks down what affect this could have on the league and who our CARMELO model sees as the highest-profile free agents.Our Rabbit Hole this week digs into sports boardgames.What we’re looking at this week:A recap of the Spain vs. U.S. round of 16 matchup that left us nervous for Friday.Fatigue from the NBA offseason speculation starting earlier and earlier.Need a new game in your life? Can’t get enough baseball? FiveThirtyEight More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code

Child killer freed twice from prison must not be allowed to harm

A child killer who was freed twice from prison must not be allowed to endanger the public again, a judge told the Parole Board today.Stephen Chafer, 57, had already been paroled twice when he launched a frenzied knife attack on 60-year-old Fay Mills during a row over a garden rake at her home in Peterborough, Cambs.Chafer was first jailed when he was 17 after he raped and murdered three-year-old Lorraine Holt near her home in Derby in 1979. He received a life sentence but was released in 2002, after 23 years, when he was granted parole. Chafer was returned to prison in 2013 for endangering the lives of his neighbours after he torched his flat, but was released again in 2017.  He was on licence when he battered Mrs Mills, who suffers from dementia, on June 23 last year.Last month Chafer was convicted of attempted murder and assault of Mrs Mills’ neighbour Mark Patchett, who tried to help her, following a trial at Cambridge Crown Court. The 57-year-old was sentenced today to life with a minimum term of 17 years.Judge David Farrell QC urged the Parole Board to “consider” his sentencing remarks before any future decision to release Chafer, who appeared at court under his pseudonym Stephen Leonard. Three-year-old Lorraine Holt was murdered by Chafer in 1979Credit:SWNS Three-year-old Lorraine Holt was murdered by Chafer in 1979 He said Chafer, who he described as a “serious risk to members of the public and particularly women”, would be 74 years of age before he could be considered for release from prison.Flanked by three security officers in the dock, Chafer looked downwards throughout the hearing and showed no reaction as he was led to the cells.Mr Patchett, who previously served in the Armed Forces, said in a statement the scene was “like a house of horrors” and that there was “blood everywhere” after Mrs Mills was attacked.Prosecutor Charles Falk said it was “frankly a miracle that (Mrs Mills) has survived”.The court heard that Mrs Mills’s daughter Sheila Mills had gone away to Kent on the weekend her mother was attacked and believed her mother was in the care of a “close friend”. Fay Mills was beaten so badly police believed she was dead Fay Mills was beaten so badly police believed she was deadCredit:SWNS “Whilst this represents an extremely small proportion of cases considered, we do take each case extremely seriously and work with others in the criminal justice system to ensure that lessons are learned to help to prevent further tragedies.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. He said: “The worrying aspect of this offence is, as with the previous murder, that you have attacked a particularly vulnerable person and the attack was with a knife with particular severity.” Mr Falk, summarising a victim impact statement from Sheila Mills, said: “She trusted Stephen with everything. He betrayed her trust. She cannot understand how wrong she could have been.”Jim Holt, the father of Lorraine Holt, has criticised the Parole Board for giving Chafer the chance to reoffend. Chafer was sentenced to life with a minimum of 17 years at Cambridge Crown Court Speaking outside court after the sentencing, he said: “I think the Parole Board should look long and hard at some of their decisions because they were warned that he would reoffend. I warned them personally that he would reoffend.”In a statement read outside court by Detective Inspector Lucy Thomson, the Mills family said: “We’d like to say that we are very pleased with the life sentence that’s been given to Stephen Leonard and we’re pleased that we have some justice for our mum.”We feel so sorry that Jim Holt’s family had to relive their trauma through this case.”Our mum continues to fight every day and we hope that one day we’ll have her home so we can be a family.”Chafer admitted Lorraine Holt’s murder and was granted parole, after serving 23 years, in 2002.He was returned to prison in 2013 for torching his flat, risking the lives of the other residents in the building, but was released again in 2017.Andrew Radcliffe QC, mitigating for Chafer, said the defendant suffers from “multiple mental disorders”.A spokeswoman for the Parole Board said in an earlier statement: “Tragically, there are rare occasions when offenders go on to commit serious further offences after being released by the Parole Board. Chafer was sentenced to life with a minimum of 17 years at Cambridge Crown Court

Visitors down predictions bleak

first_imgTourist arrivals at Greek airports dropped by an annual rate of 7.8 percent in the first 10 months of the year, data released last week revealed as industry officials warned of another tough year ahead.The Institute of Tourism Research & Forecasting (ITEP) said the number of tourists arriving at Greek airports fell 6.2 percent year-on-year in October. Athens and the islands of Mykonos and Santorini were among the worst-hit destinations.It said Greek tourism receipts dropped 11.7 percent year-on-year in the January-September period, with hotels hit hardest by the impact of the economic crisis.“The big question is how the sector will fare in 2010,” ITEP said in a statement.Initial indications show that the rebound in Greek tourism will be “exceptionally slow,” according to the Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (POET), which took part in London’s World Travel Market earlier this month.POET, which represents mainly travel agents, said that initial bookings along with broader market trends point to a bleak upcoming season.“Greek tourism is being weighed down more by these international conditions due to its competitive disadvantages, in comparison with countries not in the eurozone, and the unresolved problems in the sector,” POET added in a statement. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Génération Internet laddiction démontrée par des chercheurs

first_imgGénération Internet : l’addiction démontrée par des chercheursDe récentes recherches publiées dans The Telegraph indiquent que couper les téléphones, éviter Internet, la télévision et la radio, entraîne chez certaines personnes des symptômes similaires à ceux qui apparaissent chez les drogués en état de manque.   Une nouvelle étude scientifique a été menée, au cours de laquelle il a été demandé à un certain nombre de volontaires de se passer pendant 24 heures d’ordinateur, de téléphone portable, d’iPod, de télévision, de radio et même de journaux. L’étude s’est déroulée dans 12 universités à travers le monde. À lire aussiVous pourrez bientôt mesurer votre tension artérielle… avec un selfieLes scientifiques ont ainsi pu constater que les participants commençaient à développer des symptômes de manque typique qui se retrouvent chez les fumeurs qui cherchent à arrêter la cigarette par exemple. Certaines personnes ont véritablement ressenti un manque et ont eu du mal à se passer de Facebook, Twitter ou de leur téléphone mobile. L’étude rapporte que des symptômes à la fois psychologiques et physiques sont apparus.Les résultats intéressent les neurologues et les psychologues qui peuvent ainsi se faire une idée de l’impact d’une utilisation excessive d’Internet, de jeux vidéo ou de réseaux sociaux sur la “génération Internet” qui concerne les adolescents et les jeunes adultes. Le 9 janvier 2011 à 12:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img

Plus de 200 pélicans retrouvés morts au Pérou

first_imgPlus de 200 pélicans retrouvés morts au PérouDepuis le début de l’année, les pêcheurs ont retrouvé plus de 200 pélicans morts sur les plages péruviennes. Mais les chercheurs ignorent les causes de leur décès.C’est une véritable hécatombe qui touche les pélicans du Pérou. Selon la presse locale, plus de deux cents de ces oiseaux caractérisés par leur grand bec à la poche proéminente ont été découverts morts sur des plages du nord du pays. Ce sont des pêcheurs qui ont signalé la mort des oiseaux au large des plages de Piura et de Lambayeque, le long d’une bande côtière de 170 kilomètres, comme l’explique le quotidien El Comercio. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Selon le président de l’Association des pêcheurs indépendants de Puerto Eten, Francisquo Niquen, les pélicans agonisaient lorsqu’ils ont été découverts et rien n’a pu être fait pour les sauver. Le fait étrange est que les pélicans sont morts dans la même région où 877 dépouilles de dauphins ont échoué sur des plages à la mi-avril. Le ministère péruvien de l’Environnement mène actuellement une enquête afin de faire la lumière sur le cas des dauphins échoués. Pour l’heure, cette enquête a établi plusieurs hypothèses parmi lesquelles la plus sérieuse est une contamination des dauphins par un virus appelé “morbillivirus”. Le vice-ministre de l’Environnement, Gabriel Quijandria, avait en effet expliqué le 19 avril : “ce n’est pas la première fois que cela se produit. Il y a eu des cas semblables de maladies mortelles pour les dauphins au Pérou, au Mexique et aux États-Unis”. Cité par l’AFP, celui-ci a également exclu que les cétacés aient été la victime de la pêche ou d’un empoisonnement, comme le suggèrent les membres de certaines associations de défense de l’environnement. Quant à la mort des pélicans, les causes de leur mort restent pour l’heure inconnues. Le 2 mai 2012 à 18:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img

Caring For The Kenai Top 12 Students Present Tomorrow Night

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The top twelve finalists from over 400 Kenai Peninsula Borough High School students who entered this year’s Caring for the Kenai (CFK) competition will take center stage at the Kenai Central High School Little Theatre on Thursday, April 19. This year’s judges are Cameron Hunt from Andeavor, Tim Dillon with the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, Dick Erkeneff  with Kenai River Raven Lodge, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce, Asst. Superintendent KPBSD John O’Brien, Jade Gamble with the AK Dept. Environmental Conservation, and the 2017 CFK winner Anya Hondel. Merrill Sikorski the program creator: “From simple but practical ideas to the use of hi-tech innovations this year’s proposals will challenge us all to do more for our environment and natural disaster preparedness. The oral presentations are unique in Alaska an event not to be missed and a tribute to our school district.” The finalists will be competing for over $8,000 in cash prizes for themselves plus $20,000 in cash awards for their high school classrooms.center_img This is the 28th annual CFK, an environmental contest that challenges high school students to answer the question “What can I do, invent, or create to better care for the environment on the Kenai Peninsula, or to help improve the area’s preparedness for a natural disaster?” The competition will take place on Thursday, April 19, at 6 p.m., and is open to the public and will be live-streamed online http://caringforthekenai.com/last_img

Anchorage police ID remains found washed up on mudflats

first_imgAnchorage police have released the identity of the man whose body was found in the mudflats near Kincaid Park.Police in a Tuesday release identified the remains as 32-year-old Joseph Daniel Belmont of Anchorage.He had been reported missing by family members on April 13. The cause of death hasn’t been determined pending both a full autopsy and toxicology reports, which would take up to two months to complete.The decomposed body was found washed up on the mudflats near Kincaid Park on Friday by a couple walking their dog.last_img

A federal plan to save Alaskas belugas starts with recruiting an army

first_imgThe population of beluga whales that live in the Cook Inlet has been steadily declining in recent years. (Photo courtesy Marine Mammal Commission)Federal wildlife managers organized an event over the weekend based on a really basic principle: You’re more likely to care about something if you can see it. That’s why they recruited an army of citizen scientists Saturday to count endangered beluga whales near Anchorage.Listen nowThere were 18 viewing stations scattered across Cook Inlet. At one of them just off the Seward Highway south of town, Brooke Faulkner, a college student, spotted a whale and a calf.“I was just talking and then all of a sudden I was like, ‘It’s right there!’” Faulkner said.  She’s studying biology at a Homer-based semester program. “It was within like 50 feet of us.”Scientists estimate that there are about 330 belugas in the inlet, down from more than 1,000 in the 1970s. The federal government named Cook Inlet beluga whales as an endangered species in 2008.Biologists think hunting originally caused the decline. But even though hunting has stopped, the population hasn’t recovered, and scientists aren’t exactly sure why.“They just didn’t bounce back the way we expected they would. So the question is, once you remove that immediate source of mortality, if they’re not bouncing back from that, what else might be hindering them?” said Jon Kurland, a Juneau-based official with NOAA Fisheries, the agency charged with protecting belugas. “Is it food? Is it noise? Is it contaminants? Is it just something else that we haven’t thought of yet?”The process to list Cook Inlet belugas as endangered was contentious, in part because of fears that beluga protections could interfere with commerce in Cook Inlet.The inlet has offshore platforms producing oil and gas. There’s also a commercial fishing industry. And Anchorage’s port is a hub for food, cars and fuel shipped into the state. The state of Alaska and an oil company actually sued to block the beluga listing, though they lost.Now things are a little more cooperative. The state chairs a beluga recovery team alongside the federal government, and oil company workers looked for whales from their platforms in Cook Inlet on Saturday.Federal managers said they think events like the count can help build public support for belugas.“We all tend to care about things that are in our backyard, right? And things we can see,” said Donna Wieting, a NOAA Fisheries official who traveled to Anchorage from the Washington, D.C. area for Saturday’s count.Wieting said her agency tries to get people spotting other species, too. All along the West Coast, there are “Whale Trail” stations where people can look for orcas.Julia Grindstaff said that idea makes sense to her. She was also at Point Woronzof on Saturday — she moved to Anchorage a few years ago and said she got way more excited about belugas after she saw them in Cook Inlet.“I’d been landlocked in Illinois and Colorado, so when I came here and actually saw the belugas — oh my gosh, it was pretty amazing,” Grindstaff said. “It does make it more real to you than just seeing it on television or hearing about it.”Grindstaff said she calls the belugas the “ghosts of the Inlet,” because of how quickly and smoothly they rise out of the water.Organizers said just under 2,000 people showed up to count them Saturday, and spotted an estimated 100 whales.last_img

Amazon India hires top managers to expand its business scope Report

first_imgPravin BhasinDirector Product Management Online retailer Amazon India is on a hiring spree — it has hired people for top management positions to lead the company in the competitive segment in e-commerce field — with which it aims to expand its business scope and consolidate gains.In a bid to compete with rivals Flipkart and Snapdeal, the company in the last three months has hired its top crop from diverse backgrounds, The Economic Times reports.According to estimates by investment bank Goldman Sachs, India’s e-commerce market is expected to triple to $68.8 billion by FY20. Hence, it has become increasingly important for e-commerce firms such as Flipkart, Snapdeal or Amazon India to hire the right set of top managers to spur growth in the competitive sector.”The company is also strengthening teams in key sectors like fashion. It is one of the biggest categories for online retailers in India, and Amazon estimates it has seen an over 250 percent growth in the segment in 2015,” ET quoted a source as saying.Amazon India has hired the following people to head various departments:NameNamePositionPositionNameSriram JagannathanPositionVice President, will lead payments bankNameSameer KhetarpalPositionLead Special initiatives for sellersNameAparna BatraPositionCategory head, accessories departmentNamePuneet GuptaPositionHead Sales & Marketing division, Food, Fashion and GroceryNamePravin BhasinPositionDirector Product Management NamePosition Aparna BatraCategory head, accessories department Sriram Jagannathan is an alumnus of IIT-Delhi and IIM-Ahmedabad. Formerly the chief digital and data officer at IDFC, he will now be one of the three vice-presidents within Amazon India. Sameer Khetarpal is an ex-McKinsey partner.Amazon hired marketer Aparna Batra to lead its accessories department, ET added. Batra was previously the regional head of strategic projects at William Grant & Sons Distillers, UK.Puneet Gupta, who had earlier worked for rival company Jabong, will now head Amazon India’s sales and marketing division for food, fashion and grocery. Pravin Bhasin, appointed director of product management, earlier worked for travel portal Make My Trip.Amazon India has hired people from diverse backgrounds. “Amazon is far more experimental in hiring compared to its competitors. Given that its processes and global experiences are so strong, the company can help people from different backgrounds be successful,” Ashish Sangeneria of search firm Longhouse was quoted as saying by ET.(Source: The Economic Times and LinkedIn)center_img Sameer KhetarpalLead Special initiatives for sellers Sriram JagannathanVice President, will lead payments bank Puneet GuptaHead Sales & Marketing division, Food, Fashion and Grocerylast_img

Pokemon Go Nintendo investors may not gain much from games popularity says

first_imgPokémon Go may be a rage among game lovers all over the world, but the runaway success of the augmented reality game may not translate into windfall for investors of Nintendo, which owns the brand rights to the Pokémon franchise. Pokémon Go was jointly developed by the Pokemon Company, in which Nintendo has a 32 percent stake, and Niantic Labs, a Google spinoff. Nintendo shares did rally sharply last week, coinciding with the launch of Pokémon Go on July 6 in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand and subsequently release in over 30 markets such as Germany, the U.K., Canada and the Netherlands. Nintendo shares closed at Â¥27,780 on July 15 (Friday), up 9.80 percent from their previous close.However, game lovers going crazy over Pokémon Go need not mean much to Nintendo shareholders, says Marketwatch, citing an update by analyst CLSA. Nintendo gets royalties for Pokémon titles, “but surprisingly little direct profit,” the news website said, referring to the note written by CLSA analyst Jay Defibaugh. “The economic benefit to Nintendo from Pokémon Go is rather unclear,” he said.There is a scope for a 12 percent upside from its current valuation if the game earns $4 billion in revenues, Marketwatch said, referring to Macquarie Research analyst David Gibson. Nintendo has a stake of about 13 percent in Pokémon Go, according to him. The revenue earnings from Pokémon Go for Nintendo are not from the game per se, since the app is free-to-download. The money comes from sale of PokéCoins, a currency that enables gamers to catch and hatch Pokémon. The coins are sold for 99 cents to $99.99. Nintendo did make waves on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, creating history for traded volumes for any single scrip. “The gamemaker traded 476 billion yen ($4.5 billion) worth of shares on Friday, the biggest daily turnover for any company in the Topix index this century. Nintendo surged 71 percent last week after the game became an instant hit, its largest weekly gain ever,” reported Bloomberg.Monday prices are not available since the Tokyo Stock Exchange is closed on Monday on account of Marine Day.last_img

3 members of a family electrocuted

first_imgThree members of a family were electrocuted in Lalbagh of Rangpur city on Friday afternoon, reports UNB.The deceased were Tajmahal Begum, 61, her daughter Tania, 30, and granddaughter Tajmiah, 8.Locals said Tania and her daughter Tajmiah were electrocuted when they went to the roof of the two-storey building to collect clothes around 1:30pm. Hearing their scream, Tajmahal Begum rushed in but she too was electrocuted.Fire service members rescued the trio and took them to Rangpur Medical College Hospital where on-duty physicians pronounced them dead.A case has been filed at Kotwali police station.Police have arrested the building’s owner Syed Ali for interrogation.last_img

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first_imgNews | August 06, 2008 Merge Fusion PACS MX 3.0 Adopted in Oklahoma News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Related Content News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more August 7, 2008 – Merge Healthcare said today that Saint Francis Health System, a large multisite, multispecialty hospital operating throughout Tulsa, OK, has signed a contract to upgrade from its existing PACS to the Merge Fusion PACS MX 3.0, a recently released solution with bundled multimodality and vendor neutral workstation capabilities of Merge Mammo 7.10. St. Francis is among the first in the U.S. to adopt a solution that provides a single workstation environment with single worklist capability for most general diagnostic imaging modalities including digital X-ray, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography as well as mammography images.Fusion PACS MX aims to provide efficient workflow for imaging organizations, allowing studies to be assigned to radiologists regardless of geographic location and obviating the need for paper records. Merge Mammo is a multimodality, vendor neutral digital mammography workstation that displays and reads images from different acquisition devices, including digital mammography, ultrasound, MR and CT. Workflow is streamlined by bundling both radiology and mammography onto the same computer, including tracking, reporting, electronic document management, and speech recognition software, said the company. For more information: www.merge.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more 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 News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read morelast_img

Hurricanes havent dampened Miamis sunny outlook this winter

first_imgHurricanes haven’t dampened Miami’s sunny outlook this winter Waheeda Harris Posted by Tweet MIAMI — Sunny Miami is ready for visitors. “It’s absolutely business as usual and we’re on the cusp of more business,” said Rolando Aedo, Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.September was a tough month for Miami, “but we came out relatively unscathed,” explained Aedo, with the city surviving the most active hurricane season of the Atlantic on record according to the ACE (Accumulated Cyclone Energy) Index. “We saw room occupancy jump right back up a few weeks after the storms and we’ve been focused on showing Miami, through our communications campaigns and using our webcams, as back to normal.”Home to the busiest cruise port in North America, and one of the top 10 busiest airports, Miami weathered the effects of the hurricane season. Miami International Airport was closed for four days due to flooding, while the port of Miami sheltered cruise ships, played a key role in redirected itineraries and sustained no damage. Currently nine hotels are closed due to hurricane damage including The Raleigh, The Tides South Beach and The Ritz Carlton South Beach, representing 1,000 rooms out of the 55,000 rooms available. Tags: Floridacenter_img But storms have not stopped the growth happening in south Florida. PortMiami will be welcoming many new ships. In December 2017 MSC Seaside will become the first MSC Cruise ship to be christened in the U.S., with Italian actress Sophia Loren honoured as the ship’s godmother.PortMiami will also welcome Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Horizon debuting March 2018, and Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Bliss, scheduled for May 2018. And in November 2018 Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship with a capacity for 5,494 passengers will arrive. The cruise company has invested US$200 million in a new terminal at the port.There’s hotel news too. The South Beach strip will add 92 rooms with The Greystone Hotel opening in December, while additions for 2018 include The Celino South Beach, a 132-room boutique property, The SLS LUX Brickell, a mixed use property featuring 100 suites designed by Canadian firm Yabu Pushelberg, The Hotel Palomar South Beach, a 96-room Kimpton Hotel, and the Collins Park Hotel, a 296-room project restoring six buildings built between 1938 and 1953.Thanks to Art Basel Miami, taking place Dec. 7 – 10, the international art world has taken notice of Miami. The Bass Museum has just recently re-opened its doors, adding 50% more space and three new galleries for contemporary art. The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, which had a temporary home in the Design District, will open its permanent location in the district in December.Museum Park has flourished with PAMM, the Perez Art Museum Miami and Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, both welcoming a record number of visitors as well as benefitting from the nearby Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. As well, in December, the flourishing Wynwood Arts District will welcome a new mural festival, featuring 60 new murals to the evolving gallery of graffiti and street art. Tuesday, October 31, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> About Latest Posts Waheeda HarrisA traveller from a young age, Travelweek contributor Waheeda Harris is pop culture obsessed, loves spicy food and is happy to wander around our planet with her camera in hand. Latest posts by Waheeda Harris (see all) Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Edge stars of JetSet3 fam – April 23, 2019 Unleash the power of cross-company digital transformation to revolutionize your CX – February 8, 2019 On location: Cabo San Lucas welcomes the stylish Riu Palace Baja California – December 20, 2018last_img

Paphos buses to be hit by strike on Wednesday

first_imgEmployees of the Paphos bus company Osypa on Tuesday announced a two-hour warning strike for Wednesday over the government’s decision to withhold the state’s contribution to the company to compensate for mutually-acknowledged earlier overpayments.The company’s 105 buses will remain parked from 12:30 to 2:30pm as drivers, mechanics and administrative staff protest non-payment of their October wages, which the company has blamed on the government’s decision.The strike will mostly affect pupils using public transport to get home from school.A total €3.5 million has been overpaid to the company and the two sides have agreed that this amount must be deducted from the state’s contribution to Osypa going forward, the state broadcaster reported on Tuesday.While acknowledging the overpayments and the need for the money to be withheld, the company argued that such withholding cannot be effected in the winter period, when use of public transport is less than in the summer months when tourists use the buses.“This is why the state actually contributes more money in the winter months,” a company source said.“There is no sense in enforcing cuts during the winter months, when the company’s cost is higher and revenues are lower.”Osypa employees and management have warned that should they not see their wages by the end of the week they will be staging an indefinite strike.A strike at Osypa was narrowly averted at the turn of last year, when the transport ministry refused to assume the full cost of renewing about half of the company’s fleet.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoProstaGenix SupplementHow To: Boost Prostate Health (Do This Daily)ProstaGenix SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img