Ontario government rejects federal tax changes on passive investment income

first_imgOTTAWA — The Ontario government is refusing to follow the federal Liberals’ lead with a controversial tax change related to passive investment income in personal corporations.Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s office has maintained the change was about ensuring wealthy people didn’t start tiny corporations just to get a better tax rate than people in the middle class.The federal tax change was part of Morneau’s package of reforms last year, which he eventually watered down following a backlash from small-business owners and incorporated professionals, such as doctors and lawyers.In its fall economic update today, the province’s Progressive Conservative government says it will introduce new legislation to reverse a plan by its Liberal predecessors to parallel the federal changes in Ontario.Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s fall update says implementing the measure in the province would increase taxes on small businesses by about $160 million per year by 2020-21.Other provinces have also been skeptical about Ottawa’s plan. Last summer, finance ministers from Manitoba and Saskatchewan said they intended to press Morneau to find out how complicated it would be if their provinces ultimately decided against implementing Ottawa’s plan.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Ryanairs longtime CEO gets a new 5year term

LONDON — Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary will remain for another five years, after the company overhauled its corporate structure and gave its longtime leader a new contract.Europe’s biggest airline by passengers said Monday it will move to a group structure called Ryanair Holdings PLC. O’Leary will be CEO, agreeing to a new contract through July 2024.Ryanair Holdings will oversee the main Ryanair carrier, subsidiaries based in Poland and the U.K. as well as the recently acquired Austrian unit Laudamotion.There had been questions over O’Leary’s future as his contract was due to end this year.The announcement came as the company reported a net loss of 20 million euros ($23 million) for its fiscal third quarter, compared with a 106 million profit the year before, due to lower fares.The Associated Press read more

Peacebuilding body shows progress but needs more support – Assembly president

“We all have a duty to ensure that the Peacebuilding Commission works well – that the decision to create it is translated into practical action for the well-being of millions of people trapped in post-conflict situations,” Srgjan Kerim said at the opening of the Assembly’s first debate on the body it created in December 2005.The Peacebuilding Commission brings together key actors, including international donors, international financial institutions, national governments from focus countries, troop contributor countries, UN bodies and civil society representatives, to promote a common approach to helping a country emerge from conflict.The Commission has “made a good start,” the President said, while cautioning that “this is just the beginning of a longer process.”Looking ahead, he said the Commission should continue to refine its strategies, develop its advocacy role, and become more effective at marshalling resources. “The main challenge now facing the Commission is to maximize its impact on the ground,” he stressed, calling for the $250 million target for the Peacebuilding Fund, a multi-year standing trust fund that has so far collected deposits worth almost $144 million from donor countries, to be reached.“The evidence shows that half of countries that emerge from conflict will lapse back into violence within five years,” Mr. Kerim said. “To break this vicious cycle it is critical that the international community provide sustained practical support and resources to assist national efforts.” In its first year, the Commission focused on Burundi and Sierra Leone. Currently, Dutch Ambassador Frank Majoor, who chairs the Peacebuilding Commission’s Sierra Leone meetings on that country, is in Freetown for talks with officials and a first-hand look at conditions there. 10 October 2007The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission, set up to prevent countries that have emerged from conflict from sliding back into war, has achieved solid results since it began operations just over a year ago but needs more international support to boost its impact on the ground, the President of the General Assembly said today. read more

Red Hill ramp reopened after truck rollover in Hamilton

A truck rollover on the Red Hill Valley Parkway shut down the Toronto-bound ramp to the Queen Elizabeth Parkway Monday afternoon.The truck appeared to be carrying scrap metal and spilled its load when it flipped over.Fire crews worked to clean up a large diesel spill on the roadway. No one was injured.Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said on Twitter that police are investigating if the truck was cut off.Truck rollover: #QEW Toronto bound ramp from the Red Hill Parkway. No injuries, #OPP investigating if it was cut off. No charges at this timeRamp to reopen at approx 6pm pic.twitter.com/qPQjOIPbIz— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) April 2, 2018The Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Transportation were called in to investigate.The ramp reopened around 6 p.m. Monday.Police say no charges have been laid at this time. read more

Gender equality and development goals inextricably linked UN agency says

The recommendations from the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) come in a new publication, “Pathway to Equality: CEDAW, Beijing and the MDGs.”The “resource tool” was prepared in advance of the 49th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), to be held from 28 February to 11 March at UN Headquarters in New York. Delegates will conduct the 10-year review of undertakings by governments at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing (Beijing+10).UNIFEM notes that the Millennium Declaration, agreed at a UN summit in September 2000, explicitly pledges “to combat all forms of violence against women and to implement the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW),” commonly seen as the international bill of rights for women.”However, many women’s human rights advocates have noted that gender equality, as a cross-cutting concern for the achievement of all the MDGs, is not well-reflected in the global targets and indicators,” the agency says.UNIFEM proposes to treat the MDGs not as a brand new agenda, but as a new vehicle for implementation of the CEDAW and Beijing agendas.”Comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the ways in which gender equality operates in every dimension of women’s lives has already been generated through CEDAW and Beijing and it is available to work on the MDGs,” it says.With the Millennium Declaration, its goals and targets also scheduled to undergo their five-year review later this year, UNIFEM says CEDAW, Beijing+5 and Beijing+10 reports contain a wealth of useful qualitative and statistical inequalities in each country. It also notes that the CEDAW Committee has provided detailed guidance on such key issues as ending violence against women and improving health care and political participation.There is much to gain from approaching CEDAW, Beijing and the MDGs as mutually supporting processes, the agency adds, illustrating its point by giving lists of CEDAW and Beijing recommendations alongside the relevant MDG targets. read more

Liam Neeson says he carried a cosh and planned to kill a

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: “There’s some people, famous people, being suddenly accused of touching some girl’s knee, or something, and suddenly they’re being dropped from their program, or something…it’s a witch hunt.”The Telegraph has contacted Liam Neeson’s representatives for comment. Liam Neeson has admitted to carrying around a cosh and hoping to come across a “black b——” to kill with it after his friend was sexually assaulted.The 66-year-old actor said he felt strong urges to carry out a racially-aggravated attack after learning that the man who attacked his friend was black.The Taken star said he had come back home from overseas to find a close female friend had been raped.He has declined to disclose the name of his friend, or to give further details about the attack.Neeson said he felt “ashamed” of his past “awful” urges after disclosing that for a week he walked around hoping someone would provoke him so that he could attack them.”She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way,” he told The Independent.He explained his mindset at the time, adding: “But my immediate reaction was… I asked, did she know who it was? No. What colour were they? She said it was a black person.”I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached by somebody – I’m ashamed to say that – and I did it for maybe a week, hoping some black b——d would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him.” The actor shared the startling story after being asked about his insight into his character in his new film, Cold Pursuit, who has a thirst for revenge after his son is killed by a drug gang.Neeson said he felt remorse for his actions, explaining:  “It’s awful. But I did learn a lesson from it, when I eventually thought, ‘What the f— are you doing’, you know?”He added that he understands the need for revenge because he grew up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles: ” I come from a society – I grew up in Northern Ireland in the Troubles – and, you know, I knew a couple of guys that died on hunger strike, and I had acquaintances who were very caught up in the Troubles, and I understand that need for revenge, but it just leads to more revenge, to more killing and more killing, and Northern Ireland’s proof of that.”All this stuff that’s happening in the world, the violence, is proof of that, you know. But that primal need, I understand.”The actor has become more candid in interviews of late, last year telling Ireland’s Late Late Show that the #MeToo movement had turned into a “witch hunt”. read more

VIDEO Spectacular own goal by Alexander Kotov

← Previous Story WORLD HANDBALL COACH 2016 – Voting Next Story → DANES IN BARCELONA: Who has learned the most? Own goal handball A disasterous night for Russian Chekhovskie Medvedi in home match against Norwegian Elverum 26:31 is concluded with amazing own goal by domestic player Alexander Kotov.Even legendary Russian coach Vladimir Maximov stated afterwards that he saw own goal only once in his whole career which last for decades…Tale a look…

Staff threatened with baseball bat and gun during Dublin armed robbery

first_img Monday 24 Oct 2016, 10:48 AM By Garreth MacNamee 25,404 Views Oct 24th 2016, 10:48 AM http://jrnl.ie/3043243 14 Comments Staff threatened with baseball bat and gun during Dublin armed robbery The men, aged between 38 and 45, are being questioned by officers. Share75 Tweet Email1 center_img File image Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland Short URL THREE MEN SUSPECTED of being involved in the armed robbery of a shop in Coolock, Dublin, have been arrested by gardaí.A premises in the Edenmore area of north Dublin was held up at around 6.30pm yesterday evening.Gardaí said three men, who were masked and believed to be armed with a firearm and a baseball bat, entered the shop and demanded money from staff.They left the premises on foot with a small amount of cash and cigarettes.A garda spokesman said: “Gardaí have arrested three men, 38, 39 and 45 years, in connection with an investigation into the robbery of a convenience store located at a shopping complex in Edenmore, Coolock, Dublin that occurred yesterday evening at approximately 6.30pm.Baseball bat“Gardaí arrested two men a short time later, close to the scene. A third man was later arrested. All three men are detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939 as amended at Coolock and Swords Garda Stations.“A firearm and a baseball bat were recovered by Gardaí and have been seized for technical examination.”Dart services are delayed by 45 mins after a fault stopped all trains moving >Firefighters work through the night to put out blaze in Tipperary factory > File image Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

I5 south ramp to Fourth Plain reopens after rollover accident

first_imgThe southbound ramp from Interstate 5 to East Fourth Plain Boulevard was temporarily closed Monday afternoon because of a crash involving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala.Crews from responded to reports of a rollover crash around 2 p.m. Engine 2 was dispatched and immediately called for heavy rescue, which wasn’t available because of staffing, said Joe Spatz, a Vancouver Fire Department spokesman.Ladder truck 1 from the downtown fire station responded instead.Firefighters used a combination of air bags and power tools to extricate a male patient from the car, Spatz said.The man was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, he said.The ramp was closed until about 3 p.m. while crews waited for a tow truck to arrive, said Trooper Ryan Tanner, state patrol spokesman.last_img read more

Carjacker assaults mother while holding 2monthold at gunpoint

first_imgThe suspect remains at large.The victim described the suspect as a black male, between the ages of 23 and 24 years old, with a skinny frame. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and jeans.Police hope the sketch will help them catch the man responsible before another incident like this happens again. “He’s willing to pull a gun at a 2-month-old baby sitting in a car seat and then try to sexually assault the mom, he’s willing to do anything,” Zabaleta said.If you have any information on this kidnapping and assault, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A mother’s afternoon took a terrifying turn, Wednesday, when an armed carjacker entered her vehicle and threatened her and her 2-month-old baby at gunpoint while asking for sexual favors.According to Miami-Dade Police, the 26-year-old mother was attending a school function at Acadia Park before 11 a.m., Wednesday morning. Jacqueline Arevalo, a parent, said this was a vocabulary and math parade. When she went back to her Lexus SUV to feed her 2-month-old baby boy, a man entered her vehicle and pointed a gun at her head, demanding she get in the SUV and drive.“There were a lot of cars parked here,” said Arevalo. “Security guards, Miami-Dade Police officers here. There’s people here 24/7.”On Thursday, police released a sketch of the man they believe carjacked and sexually assaulted the victim.“Brazen as it can be, dangerous,” Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said. “While she was attempting to grab everything to feed the baby, he came from the rear and next thing you know, she had a gun pointed at her, saying to drive away.”He then began to ask her for sexual favors, Zabaleta said. When the mother declined, he pointed the gun at her and head of her baby, who was in a car seat in the backseat. After groping the woman and demanding she drive a few blocks, he eventually dropped her and her baby off in a residential area in Miami Gardens, along Northwest 171st Street and 38th Avenue.She then ran for help and called 911.“She just ran with her baby, screaming for help. They called 911. Officers responded and immediately began combing the area,” Zabaleta said.As she ran for help, the victim knocked on a nearby neighbors’ door. “She said, ‘Please, help me! Please, help me. He tried to kill me,’” said the neighbor who wished to remain anonymous. “I wanted to help her because she had a baby. Second, this happened to me.”“She was scared. Real, real scared,” said the woman who aided the victim. “It scared me. It is scary.”Police said they later discovered the woman’s 2016 Lexus abandoned on the corner of Northwest 178th Street and 33rd Court.Now, police are asking the community for help. “Urgency here is to let the community know that it all started at Arcadia Park, which is along 195th and Northwest 52nd, and it ended on 178th and 33rd Court,” said Zabaleta. “This whole area is where this individual was last seen to be.” last_img read more

Mymensingh road crash kills 2

first_imgTwo people including a minor were killed as a pickup van hit them in Kazirshimla area of Trishal uapzila on Tuesday morning.The identity of the deceased was not known immediately. One of them around 65 years and the other was a 12-year old boy.A speeding pickup van hit the two while they were crossing the road in the area around 10:00am in the morning, said Trishal police station officer in-charge (OC) Zakiur Rahman.The local people blocked the road for almost an hour, protesting the accident, the OC added.last_img read more

Garden with 70 species of aquatic plants

first_imgRaqibul Hasan tends to his aquatic plants in Narayanganj recently. Photo: Prothom AloGardening is a common hobby and rooftop gardens are gaining popularity in Bangladesh. But a garden with aquatic plants is not a common scene.Such a special garden with 70 species of aquatic plants has been traced in Narayanganj’s Fatulla. Raqibul Hasan, 33, has created his garden in the yard and rooftop of his Panchabati residence, collecting floating plants from home and abroad.Asked how it all started, Raqibul said, “It was 2015 and we, my wife and I, were visiting Cox’s Bazar. As my wife loves blue water lilies, I collected one from there. Soon collecting aquatic plants and growing them in containers became a passion for me.”Water bodies are shrinking every day in the concrete jungle of urban life. And so are the aquatic plants. Raqibul built the garden to archive the rare aquatic plants which are facing the danger of extinction.Speaking about his collection, Raqibul said he has a total of 44 species of water lilies including Victoria Amazon Lily and Hardy Water Lily.”Usually, you’ll find three kinds of water lilies in Bangladesh. But in my collection, I have seven local species including Pink Water Lily which is very rare,” he added.Besides the local ones, Raqibul collected the remaining 37 species of water lilies from Thailand, Mexico, Europe, USA and other countries.Raqibul has a collection of six lotus species, too. Local but rare Swarnakumud and Jhanji are also there in his garden.Raqibul Hasan shows his aquatic plants to visitors in Narayanganj recently. Photo: Prothom AloHe started the garden from a kind of passion. But, it is now a source of income for him. He has been selling saplings of aquatic plants for the past few years.Taslim Abed, an official of a pharmaceutical factory in Gazipur, collects aquatic plants from Raqibul.”By gardening and keeping aquatic plants on the rooftop of our factory, we can bring down the temperature from 52 degree Celsius to 38,” Taslim said.Deputy director of Narayanganj agriculture extension department, Kazi Habibur Rahman, also praised Raqibul saying, “It’s a great endeavour. If others follow him, we can leave a better world for our next generation.”After collecting 70 species of floating plants, Raqibul does not want to stop. He has plans to keep 100 species of water lilies and 50 species of lotus by this year.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Imam Hossain.last_img read more

China Appoints Zhuang Rongwen as New Internet Chief

first_img ×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 In a quick-fire series of confusing events, Facebook was last month granted a business license to set up an innovation hub in the city of Hangzhou.  That appeared to be the product of years of business-diplomatic initiatives in China by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. However, the permit appeared to have been withdrawn just days later, apparently after the CAC stepped in.The CAC has recently been publicly criticized for not fully effecting the policies stipulated by Xi. That criticism, however, may be related to the period up until mid-2016 when it was headed by Lu Wei. Lu was this week formally charged with corruption, allegedly having accepted “huge amounts” in bribes, according to state media. Zhuang Rongwen has been appointed as new head of the Cyberspace Administration of China, it was announced on Wednesday. He takes over from Xu Lin, a close aide of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Xu, who ran the regulator since 2016, is expected to be promoted to head of international propaganda, though that has not yet been confirmed.As head of the CAC, Zhuang will oversee an important and controversial department. The CAC enforces a policy known as “Internet sovereignty,” which gives the Chinese government a high degree of control of the Internet within mainland Chinese borders.The sovereignty strategy means that many Western media and social media are prevented from operating in China. Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube are all unavailable inside China. Media blocked from ordinary access include The New York Times, The Economist and Bloomberg.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Dive into a variety of lipsmacking flavours

first_imgYour favourite neighbourhood pub just got a brand new menu; bringing back the good old days, as well as some exciting and lip-smacking new flavours. The menu at The Chatter House is non-conformist and quirky, bringing together all the signature dishes that have made it a delight for food lovers; as well as lots of small and large plates to choose from.Long-standing favourites are still on the menu, including the Blue Cheese Naan, Balls on Fire, and Cordon Blue. These popular dishes have been joined by new options including Chicken Satay with Grilled Vegetable and Saffron Rice, Seafood Risotto, and Traditional Bangers & Mash and many more. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf The Chatter House’s dramatic desserts have also received an upgrade, with Caramelized Banana Cigars, Chocolate Mousse and the famed TCH Dessert platter to ensure a happy experience for the gourmet. The Gastro pub has also introduced innovative and exciting cocktails to their bar menu including Best Friend Vodka, Long Island Mcgregeor Coffee, Pop Rocks, Take on me, Skinny Russian, Flamingo, and Muddy Water, to raise your enthusiasm. It’s no longer just about cocktails but there’s a whole new spin on Mocktails too; where innovative twists and fresh ingredients are at the forefront. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive All in all, the highlight of this menu is not only its innovative use of fresh flavors but also its commitment to respond to the growing trends and demands of our diners. The Chatter house is undoubtedly designed to be one of the best dining-out options when one is looking for a great evening out, with friends and family. Located in the posh locale of Khan market and Nehru place, the Chatter house is a perfect getaway from the mundane flow of life, bringing alive the very essence of the pub culture made famous by the typical pubs of Europe. The Chatter House is a gastro pub which becomes the center of your social experiences, a place where you wind down your day, meet up with friends or just enjoy some fabulous spirits with comfort cuisine with a twist and live performances. Keeping various needs of the guests in mind, the place has bar stools, booth style seating, high seating tables, lounge sections along with regular seating.It also has an al fresco seating with an open format wood fired oven at Epicuria and a smoking terrace area at Khan market. The design of The Chatter House is a typical old style pub, spread across 2,500 sq ft of space. The Chatter House in Nehru Place is a Victorian era themed pub adorned with classic chandeliers, warm and welcoming wooden accents, old world flooring, wooden groin vaults, cheerful brick wall finishes and plush comfortable seating that will surely get you to sink in and relax. The one in Khan market is a typical Irish themed pub with tan leather and dark wood interiors covered with iron and bricks.last_img read more

The House of the Rising Sun has an Incredible History Going back

first_imgUndoubtedly, “The House of the Rising Sun” is one of the most famous songs ever written. It became popular thanks to the British rock band the Animals, but before that happened, there is a huge story-line to be tackled. Originally a traditional folk song, “The House of the Rising Sun,” also known as “Rising Sun Blues,” tells of life in New Orleans, back in the day when poverty was the fate of many people. Like the majority of classic folk ballads, the authorship of “The House of the Rising Sun” is tricky and uncertain.Musicologists say that it is certainly based on the broadside ballad tradition; a type of ballad which differentiated from traditional ones. They were popular between the 16th and the 19th century and unlike the traditional ballads, which were more epic in nature, they spoke of love, religion, legends, and wonders, and some were even drinking songs. The ‘broadsheet’ contained the lyrics of the song, along with the name of some popular tune that would match with the lyrics.An early publicity shot of the Animals taken at Newcastle Castle Keep probably in early 1964. Photo by Richard William Laws CC by SA 3.0In the case of “The House of the Rising Sun,” the theory is it resembles “The Unfortunate Rake,” a 16th-century folk song which over time has evolved into a huge number of variants. The earliest known variant of “The Unfortunate Rake” laments over a young man dying of syphilis. Other variants lament over the fate of young soldiers, sailors, cowboys, or maids, all of whom had lost their life too early.According to Alan Lomax, a distinguished American collector of folk songs of the 20th century, “Rising Sun” was used as the name of a bawdy house in two traditional English songs, as well being used for pub names across England. He also suggested that the ‘location of the house’ changed from England to New Orleans by white southern performers.Alan Lomax became the Archive of Folk Culture’s first federally funded staff member in 1936 and served as “assistant in charge.”Other sources suggest that the “Rising Sun” originated from France, and referred to a decorative use of sunburst insignia dating all the way back to Louis XIV; it could have been brought to North America by French immigrants.There are also further unconfirmed implications of “The Rising Sun” being related to other folk songs, one of which, is the folk song “Matty Groves”. One thing is clear, that the original “The House of the Rising Sun” is older than New Orleans itself, as the city was founded in 1718. Its lyrics were also varying and different than the one we are familiar with today.Related Video: Whatever happened to original Beatles drummer Pete Best?The oldest published version of the lyrics is printed by Robert Winslow Gordon in 1925, in the Adventure Magazine, where Gordon ran a folk music column, ‘Old Songs Men Have Sung’; the magazine collected information on traditional American music from magazine’s readers. The lyrics of that version are as follows:There is a house in New Orleans, it’s called the Rising Sun,It’s been the ruin of many a poor girl,Great God, and I for oneDuring the 1930’s, the first recordings of the song started to appear. The earliest known recording was released by Appalachian artists Clarence “Tom” Ashley and Gwen Foster. Their title was “Rising Sun Blues”.On a further note, Alan Lomax, along with his father, curated the Archive of American Folk Songs for the Library of Congress. As part of their job, they worked on the field and were able to record a number of performances of the legendary song. In 1937, Alan produced a recording by the American folk singer, Georgia Turner. Her version of the song, entitled “The Rising Sun Blues” became the standard. This was the ancestor of hundreds of covers that were later on released by numerous performers, included Dave Van Ronk, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and of the course The Animals, who first helped the song become a worldwide hit.The Animals version made the folk song a number one hit in the UK, France, and the USA. As it was a traditional song recorded by an electric rock band for the first time, music critics regarded it as the “first folk-rock hit”. The American music critic and radio talk show host Dave Marsh would comment that the version by The Animals was “as if they’d connected the ancient tune to a live wire”.Here is another story from us: Irving Berlin: “White Christmas is not only the best song I ever wrote, it’s the best song anybody ever wrote”BBC writer Ralph McLean would also note on the 1964 release that is had been “a revolutionary single” after which “the face of modern music was changed forever”.last_img read more

Phil Zimmermann joins Startpagecom

first_imgPhil Zimmermann joins Startpage.com by Martin Brinkmann on June 05, 2018 in Internet – Last Update: June 06, 2018 – 28 commentsStartpage.com announced today that Phil Zimmerman, the creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) joined the company “to spearhead its product innovation and crypto-development”.Startpage.com, which is best known for its privacy focused search engine and email service, is known for its firm stance on privacy on the Internet.The company’s Internet search engine can be best described as a privacy-friendly version of Google Search with some nice to have features added to it like a proxy service to access any site through the proxy to protect IP addresses of Startpage users.Startpage.com CEO Robert Beens revealed that Zimmermann will advise the company on its search product but that Zimmermann’s main focus will be the “development of the company’s next-generation PGP-encrypted email service”.Startmail is the company’s privacy-focused email service. It is a paid service that anyone may try for free. Paid accounts are available for $59.95 per year and that gets users integrated PGP email encryption support, 10 Gigabyte of space, IMAP support, and unlimited disposable aliases to use.Zimmermann will work on the next version of Startmail and his main focus will be on the cryptographic basis of the service.The following quote was attributed to Zimmermann in the press release.Creating a web-based PGP-compatible product that I can use on my laptop and mobile devices solves that problem.”It appears from that description that integration of PGP in Startmail will be the main focus of Zimmerman at Startpage.Startpage did not reveal additional information at this point in time. It is probably too early to reveal any considering that Zimmermann joined the company only today.Closing WordsIt seems likely that the hiring of Zimmermann will improve Startpage’s standing with privacy and cryptographic groups and community further. We will keep you updated on any products, changes or announcements that come out of this.Now You: What is your take on Zimmermann joining Startpage?Related Articles10 Quick tips to improve StartPage Search furtherFive Startpage Tips to improve your search experienceIt may be time to switch to DuckDuckGo or Startpage for web searchSummaryArticle NamePhil Zimmerman joins Startpage.comDescriptionStartpage.com announced today that Phil Zimmerman, the creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) joined the company “to spearhead its product innovation and crypto-development”.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgNews | August 06, 2010 ASTRO Publishes Whole Breast Irradiation Guidelines Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has released evidence-based guidelines to define appropriate fractionation of whole breast irradiation (WBI), finding that hypofractionated (HF) WBI is effective for many patients with early-stage breast cancer. These guidelines are published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, the official journal of ASTRO.HF-WBI is a type of WBI that uses a higher dose for each treatment but fewer total treatments, so patients can typically finish radiation in four weeks or less. Several trials have found little difference in the local control and survival outcomes for selected patients treated with either conventionally fractionated radiation (CF-WBI) or HF-WBI.Despite its effectiveness, conventional fractionation has some drawbacks, including the inconvenience associated with undergoing treatment for a long period of time.The task force concluded that HF-WBI is just as effective as CF-WBI for early-stage breast cancer patients who meet specific criteria. These criteria include age 50 years and older, stage T1-2 N0, not receiving chemotherapy, relatively uniform delivery of the radiation dose and the ability to exclude the heart from the path of the radiation beam. “Widespread adoption of HF-WBI for appropriately selected patients has the potential to enhance the convenience of treatment and lower the costs of WBI,” Benjamin D. Smith, M.D., lead author of the study and a radiation oncologist at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, said. “For patients where the data to support HF-WBI are not as strong, HF-WBI can still be considered an option but further research is needed.” For more information: www.rtanswers.org, www.astro.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… 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 last_img read more

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first_img March 11, 2013 — Siemens Healthcare has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its Artis Q and Artis Q.zen angiography system families, which feature new X-ray tube and detector technology designed to improve minimally invasive therapy of diseases such as coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke and cancer. The new X-ray tube in both the Artis Q and Artis Q.zen can help physicians identify small vessels up to 70 percent better than conventional X-ray tube technology. The Artis Q.zen combines this X-ray source with a new detector technology that supports interventional imaging in ultra-low-dose ranges to patients, doctors and medical staff — particularly during longer interventions. In lieu of the coiled filaments found in conventional X-ray tubes, Siemens exclusively uses second-generation flat emitter technology in the new X-ray tube of the Artis Q and Artis Q.zen product lines. These flat emitters enable smaller quadratic focal spots that lead to improved visibility of small vessels by as much as 70 percent and a high level of detailed imaging information.The Artis Q.zen system family combines the new X-ray tube with a new detector technology that enables detection at ultra-low radiation levels. Artis Q.zen imaging can utilize doses as low as half the standard levels applied in angiography. This improvement is the result of several innovations, including a fundamental change in detector design from amorphous silicon to a more homogenous crystalline silicon structure. This structure allows for more effective signal amplification, greatly reducing electronic noise even at ultra-low radiation doses.Siemens developed the Artis Q.zen system family to support better imaging quality at ultra-low-dose ranges, reducing radiation exposure for patients, physicians and medical staff, which is particularly important in dose-sensitive application fields such as pediatric cardiology and radiology or electrophysiology.In addition to these hardware innovations, the Artis Q and Artis Q.zen system families possess software applications designed to improve interventional imaging. In the treatment of CAD, the new integrated IVUS (intravascular ultrasound) map application automatically and precisely co-registers IVUS images and angiography images, adding detailed IVUS data such as vessel, lumen and wall structure. Additionally, CLEARstent Live allows the cardiologist to image stents with motion stabilization in real time by freezing motion in the region defined by the balloon markers.Other new 3-D applications are designed to image the smallest structures inside the head. Their high spatial resolution is crucial for imaging intracranial stents or other miniscule structures such as the cochlea of the inner ear. Moving organs such as the lungs can be imaged in 3-D in less than three seconds, reducing motion artifacts and the required amount of contrast agent. Through visualization and measurement of blood volumes in the liver or other organs, Siemens’ functional 3-D imaging provides a basis for planning therapies such as chemoembolization and hepatic tumors.For more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field.  News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019 Philips and Microsoft Showcase Augmented Reality for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies Philips will unveil a new mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft that the company says is designed for… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019 iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the angiography suite that… read more Technology | March 11, 2013 FDA Clears Siemens Angiography System Families Artis Q and Artis Q.zen feature groundbreaking X-ray tube and detector technology Technology | Radiation Dose Management | April 04, 2019 Omega Medical Imaging Launches AI-enabled FluoroShield for Radiation Reduction The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Omega Medical Imaging 510(k) clearance to offer their artificial… read more center_img News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 04, 2019 Aidoc Announces CE Mark for AI-based Pulmonary Embolism Workflow Tool Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solution provider Aidoc announced the commercial release of its CE-marked… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more Technology | Mobile C-Arms | February 18, 2019 Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform Philips announced the launch of Philips Zenition, its new mobile C-arm imaging platform. Mobile C-arms are X-ray… read more 360 Photos | Angiography | May 17, 2019 360 View Inside a Cath/EP Lab at Baylor Heart Hospital This is a view inside one of the 11 cath labs at … read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more last_img read more

Fed Stays on Track with Bond Purchases

first_img June 18, 2014 575 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News, Secondary Market Share Fed Stays on Track with Bond Purchasescenter_img Federal Reserve FOMC Janet Yellen Mortgage-Backed Securities 2014-06-18 Tory Barringer The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) concluded its June meeting with the announcement that members have once again voted to bring down the Federal Reserve’s stimulative monthly asset purchases.Taking a cue from improvements in labor market indicators, household spending, and general economic activity, the committee members voted to reduce the Fed’s monthly purchase of agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) to a pace of $15 billion per month, while purchases of longer-term Treasury securities will be cut to $20 billion per month.Together, the cuts represent a scaling back of $10 billion in monthly additions, keeping with the committee’s pace so far. If the current course continues, the so-called “taper” could conclude by fall.However, as usual, the FOMC made a point that “asset purchases are not on a preset course, and … will remain contingent on the Committee’s outlook for the labor market and inflation as well as its assessment of the likely efficacy and costs of such purchases.”Despite seeing overall improvement in the economy, board members did readjust their economic projections in light of recent news of a downturn in the first quarter.For 2014, the committee now projects a 2.1–2.3 percent change in real gross domestic product (GDP), a sharp drop from March’s projection of 2.8–3.0 percent growth.On the other hand, labor forecasts were more favorable. By the end of the year, the committee—perhaps encouraged by recently improved jobs numbers—expects the unemployment rate to be as low as 6.0 percent.In a press conference following the release of the committee’s statement, Fed Chair Janet Yellen explained the revision comes as a result of better than expected payrolls, which have averaged 234,000 over the last three months.Yellen also addressed the role that the regulatory environment has played in this year’s slowdown in the housing market, admitting that banks have grown increasingly reluctant to lend to borrowers with lower credit scores.”They mention in meetings with us consistently their concerns about putback risk, and I think it is difficult for any homeowner who doesn’t have pristine credit these days to get a mortgage,” she said, adding that regulators now need to work to clarify mortgage lending rules “to create an environment of greater certainty for lenders to be willing to extend mortgage credit.”Markets responded largely positive to the announcement and to Yellen’s conference. As of 2:30 Central, the S&P 500 was up 0.6 percent for the day and was on pace for a record closing.last_img read more