Foxconn Wisconsin governor say project is moving ahead

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ administration and Foxconn Technology Group said Thursday that a massive project planned for the state was moving forward, and disputed Republicans who blamed the new Democratic governor for a change in direction away from manufacturing to more research jobs.Foxconn said Wednesday that it was shifting the focus of the Wisconsin project away from making high-tech flat panel screens for televisions and other products in favour of a research and development hub. While the company insisted it would still employ up to 13,000 people, they would primarily be scientists and developers, not blue collar assembly line workers as originally promised.President Donald Trump, who heralded the Foxconn project as the “eighth wonder of the world” at its groundbreaking last summer, had pointed to it as a sign of a manufacturing resurgence in America.In response to Foxconn’s change in direction, the White House on Wednesday pointed to Trump’s work to improve the U.S. business climate. An administration official, who asked not to be identified to discuss internal thinking, said the White House would be “disappointed” if the promised initial investment did not pan out.Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer, has not said this week whether it will invest the $10 billion in Wisconsin as originally promised. Local Wisconsin government and economic development officials said they were assured by Foxconn that remained the goal.Foxconn’s shift away from manufacturing LCD panels led Republican legislative leaders to lay blame on Evers, who had been critical of the project and its potential $4 billion in taxpayer subsidies during his campaign with then-Gov. Scott Walker. Evers has also proposed capping a manufacturing tax credit program that is not a part of the contract with Foxconn.Still, Republicans said Evers’ desire to all-but eliminate that credit was part of an “anti-jobs agenda.” Foxconn’s move away from manufacturing shows it is “reacting to the wave of economic uncertainty that the new governor has brought with his administration,” Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said.But both Foxconn and Mark Hogan, head of the state’s economic development agency under Walker and Evers, disputed the GOP claims on Thursday. Hogan, CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, also disputed a report from Nikkei Asian Review, citing anonymous sources, that said Evers was attempting to renegotiate side deals with the company.“I have been involved with the Foxconn project from day one and there never have been any side deals and the contract stands on its own,” Hogan said in a statement. “In addition, there have been no attempts by either the company or the Evers’ or Walker administrations to renegotiate WEDC’s contract.”Hogan said Evers and his administration “have done a very good job of reaching out to company officials and developing a relationship that will protect our taxpayers’ interests and at the same time, give Foxconn the ability to be successful in Wisconsin.”Foxconn issued its own statement Thursday, saying “All interactions to date with Governor Evers and his team have been constructive and we look forward to further discussions” about continuing the project.Foxconn repeated its assurances from Wednesday that the project is moving forward and it plans to employ up to 13,000 people. It said over the next 18 months Foxconn plans to build a packaging plant, a moulding factory, an assembly facility, a prototyping centre, a research and development centre a high-performance data centre and a “town centre” to support people working on the sprawling campus near Racine.Vos and Fitzgerald did not immediately return messages seeking comment in reaction to the Foxconn and Hogan statements.The Foxconn deal was negotiated by Hogan for Walker, who along with Trump touted it as a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to bolster manufacturing in the United States.___Follow Scott Bauer on Twitter: Bauer, The Associated Press read more

Ohio State field hockey prepares for Penn State

Junior forward Peanut Johnson (3) goes for the ball during a game against Ball State on Sept. 14 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU won, 3-2, in overtime.Credit: Melissa Prax / Lantern photographerOhio State field hockey is set to take on the two-time defending Big Ten champions, Penn State, coming off a loss.The Buckeyes and the No. 10 Nittany Lions are set to face-off Sunday at Buckeye Varsity Field at 1 p.m.OSU (3-5) lost to then-No. 11 Louisville (7-1) on Tuesday afternoon, a game in which senior midfielder Kaitlyn Wagner scored two goals. The game marked the third time OSU taken a late loss against a ranked opponent.Wagner said Wednesday that she believes the team is on the verge of a breakthrough.“It will be a battle for us,” she said via email of OSU’s showdown with Penn State (6-2). “But I think mentally and physically we are getting stronger and will hopefully be prepared for a win.“The will and heart is there. We just need to have strong defense and strong finishes.”The Nittany Lions are coming off a 5-1 defeat of Lock Haven University on Tuesday, and they’re looking to rebound after losing their Big Ten opener to Michigan on Sept. 19 at home.Penn State’s leading scorer, senior forward Taylor Herold, found the back of the net twice against Lock Haven to bring her season total to eight goals.Herold is four points away from 100 in her career, tallying 42 goals and 12 assists in 72 games. “What worries me about PSU is their fast forwards and quick passing,” Wagner said. “They are a team that is always aggressive and strong.”OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said she’s happy with her team’s aggression right now, but they have to protect the net against Penn State’s high-powered offense.“We have very good balance on our attack right now,” Wilkinson said. “But we will need to limit the amount of shots we are currently giving up, especially against a team like PSU.”  In its three games against ranked opponents — Syracuse, Michigan State and Louisville — this season, OSU allowed an average of 13 shots on goal. Freshman goalkeeper Liz Tamburro said, despite the pressure she carries in front of the net, she is confident her team can get it done against the defending conference champions.“Every game is a challenge. It does not matter what title the team has,” Tamburro said. “It is about who shows up to play. I have confidence that we will rise to the occasion and give it all we’ve got.”Penn State leads the all-time series with OSU, 34-10-2, dating back to 1977. The Nittany Lions have won the last two meetings, including a 6-1 victory in State College, Pa., in 2013.OSU has three days off to get ready for Sunday’s showdown, while Penn State travels to East Lansing, Mich., Friday afternoon to face Michigan State. read more

Latest Minesight release great news for shortterm planners

first_imgMintec’s latest release of MineSight 3D (MS3D) will be welcome news for short-term planners already using MineSight Interactive Planner (MSIP). Version 6.6 of MS3D has significant implications for users of MSIP-Material Manager. “It is burgeoning with rich new tools and sets a foundation for some great new functionality coming towards the end of the year and early 2012,” said Glenn Wylde, Mintec Vice-President Technical.“It will surely make MSIP a killer application for any short-term planner.”Among the coming features will be a calendar approach to scheduling, plus Gantt and resource scheduling.The following is what’s new today in MSIP-MM for Version 6.6:A new user interface features a more workbench approach with customisable viewsNew advanced reporting and charting, including super easy drag and drop pivot tables and chartsUser templates for reports and chartsPython logic for user attributes calculationsNew mapping by production sourceProcess point calculations. Python logic to a point in the material process path, great for wash plant logic, etc.last_img read more

British MP unable to go home because of death threats over Brexit

first_img Share3631 Tweet Email By Ceimin Burke Image: Kirsty O’Connor We are tired of being called traitors. When people use that language the next thing that happens is that I get an email that says ‘Traitors get beheaded, that’s what should happen to you’.Several other MPs raised safety concerns following May’s comments. Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle told Sky News that he was confronted on a street in his constituency.“When I said he was an MP he then started to get rather irate, called me a traitor, saying that I was one of the ones trying to stop the will of the people,” he said.  BRITISH MP ANNA Soubry says that she can’t go home to her constituency this weekend because of the seriousness of Brexit related death threats that she has received.The Independent Group member revealed that the police told her husband that they are “frightened” for her safety.Soubry, who quit the Conservative Party last month, made the remarks a day after UK Prime Minister Theresa May criticised MPs for failing to implement the result of the Brexit referendum in a scathing TV statement.The politician took issue with May’s comments revealing that she was facing “very, very serious death threats, especially when people know your home address”. 42 Comments Friday 22 Mar 2019, 12:12 AM 52,882 Views Mar 22nd 2019, 12:12 AM British MP unable to go home because of death threats over Brexit Several MPs have raised concerns following severe criticism from Prime Minister Theresa May.center_img Short URL Independent Group MPs Anna Soubry and Chuka Umunna. He lunged for my face, grabbed my glasses then I grabbed his hand and pulled him close to me, one so he didn’t run away with my glasses and two so he couldn’t then hit me.In the days before the referendum in June 2016 Labour MP Jo Cox was murdered by Thomas Mair, a white supremacist.Speaking in Brussels tonight Theresa May declined to apologise for her comments but she did take a softer approach with MPs.“There are passionately held views on all sides of this argument. And yes, as I said, last night I expressed frustration but I know MPs are frustrated too,” she said. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Independent Group MPs Anna Soubry and Chuka Umunna. Image: Kirsty O’Connor As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: I can’t go home this weekend, I’m not able to go home this weekend, I am not safe.“When a senior police officer tells your partner that if it was his wife in the situation that I am in he would say ‘I am frightened for her safety’ I think that tells you everything.”Soubry, who supports remaining in the EU, added that many other MPs have also received threats including her TIG colleague Chuka Umunna. last_img read more

Greece could return to debt market in late 2014 Stournaras says

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece could return to debt markets to test the water in the second half of 2014 if his country returns to growth in the first half of next year and manages a primary surplus, its finance minister said in a German media interview out on Monday.“That would be a great success which would allow us to test the marketwith a new bond issue in the second half of 2014,” Yannis Stournaras told business daily Handelsblatt. “Initially with a small amount, to test the market.”Asked if it could be in the range of three to five billion euros, the minister answered: “Perhaps even less.”Stournaras said Greece did not need a second debt haircut because it could reduce its debt burden by other means such as easier terms on its current international rescue packages. Source: Reuterslast_img read more

Space X teste un prototype Dragon habitable

first_imgSpace X teste un prototype Dragon habitable La société Space X vient d’achever une étape importante dans l’évaluation d’un de ses engins, un prototype de capsule Dragon destiné à transporter des astronautes.Si le secteur spatial est encore dans l’attente du lancement de la capsule Dragon qui pourrait avoir lieu le 19 mai, cela n’empêche pas Space X de poursuivre également ces autres projets. En effet, comme l’explique la NASA, la société américaine vient tout juste de procéder à des tests d’évaluation sur un autre de ses engins : un prototype Dragon habitable.À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreLe principal objectif de ces essais était de déterminer si la disposition actuelle permettrait aux membres de l’équipage de manoeuvrer le véhicule sans difficulté et de manière efficace. Pour cela, ont participé aux tests plusieurs vétérans ayant déjà voyagé dans les navettes spatiales de la NASA mais aussi des ingénieurs de l’agence et de la société américaine. Sur la photo, on peut ainsi voir en haut, de gauche à droite : Dustin Gohmert membre de la Crew Survival Engineering Team de la NASA, les astronautes Tony Antonelli et Eric Boe, et l’ingénieur de Space X Laura Crabtree. En bas : une autre ingénieur de Space X Brenda Hernandez et les astronautes Rex Walheim et Tim Kopra.Au total, les tests ont duré pas moins de deux jours et les résultats vont permettre aux concepteurs du vaisseau habitable de revoir si nécessaire, la disposition et les installations à l’intérieur de l’engin. Néanmoins, alors que la capsule Dragon non habité doit encore décoller, celle-ci ne verra pas l’espace avant plusieurs années. Le lancement du 19 mai constituera toutefois un pas majeur de franchi pour Space X et l’arrivée du secteur privé dans le domaine du spatial.Le 12 mai 2012 à 15:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

These Attack on Titan Bags Are Just Like The Anime Version But

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. If you’re a fan of Attack on Titan, then you know the characters always have their “3D Maneuver Gear” to help them save the day. It’s an interesting piece of tech that wouldn’t work in the real world, obviously (it could, but we don’t have the technology just yet) and it’s integral to fighting the Titans wandering about the landscape. It’s instantly recognizable and a must for each cosplayer who takes him or herself seriously in terms of the art. You can purchase replicas of the gear if you want to look the part, but they’re hardly functional. That is, until now.The Vertical Maneuvering Equipment Bag from Tokyo Otaku Mode is the bag Attack on Titan fans have been waiting for, serving four different ways to get your stuff from point A to point B: a backpack, sling backpack, waist bag, and a duffel bag. The bags themselves measure about 13 inches in length, and you can keep it against your back with shoulder straps or worn around your waist. This gives it the authentic look and feel of the Attack on Titan way, especially if you carry it with you everywhere you go.Source: Tokyo Otaku ModeThere are multiple pockets and compartments on the inside to help you carry your things, a mesh pouch on one end, and there’s even a place for you to stow your earphone cords so you can listen to music while on the go, just in case you haven’t upgraded to Bluetooth just yet for your listening experience. Take a look at the little zipper pull and you’ll notice it’s even shaped like the same sword the characters in the show use to put Titans to death. It’s a very cool little detail.You can order your favorite division’s branding, too so if you’re into the Military Police, Survey Corps, or your own personal favorite group from the show you can choose that badging if you’d like so you can swap things out. The bag will run you $105 for the standard bag, or a bundle that comes with a bag and all the different logos. Don’t expect it to show up until February, but it’s certainly worth waiting for. The Best Anime On HuluThis Might Be Attack On Titan’s Goriest Moment Of The Series So Far center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Hon Dr Michael Darville Minister for Grand Bahama Press Remarks

first_img Grand Bahama Set to Return to Normal After Hurricane Irma Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppOn December 24th, 2015 Mr. Kevin Tomlinson, the Founder and Director of the Grand Bahama Youth Choir, while performing at Memories Resort, was abruptly asked to leave the resort property by the General Manager, Mr. Gabriel Varella.Memories Resort is on the island of Grand Bahama. The resort has a total work force of Four Hundred and Sixty-Five (465) employees, in addition to approximately One Hundred and Fifty (150) employees who are not directly employed by the resort, but provide Housekeeping and Services via an Outsource Contract.Following that incident, we received a number of reports via print and electronic media, alleging abusive and disrespectful treatment of employees by Mr. Gabriel Varela.As a result of these allegations, my Ministry issued a press statement advising that the Government of The Bahamas would initiate an investigation to ascertain merits of the allegations and take the appropriate action. A team from the Department of Labour flew to Freeport to lodge an investigation into these alleged matters. The labour report has been concluded, and we are in possession of it, and currently reviewing the contents.We are also in talks with executives in the Corporate Office of Memories Resort, and we will meet shortly after the New Year, and issue a statement on the way forward.In my initial statement, I underscored the fact that I, as Minister for Grand Bahama, and by extension this Government, take claims of this nature very seriously. We remain resolute in our commitment to fight for Bahamians. We are servants of the public, and our commitment to our people remains steadfast. Recommended for you Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan on Grand Bahama Island Reopens Grand Bahama International Airport Will Reopen Today Related Items:dr. michael darville, grand bahamalast_img read more

PMH Emergency Contact Numbers

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, October 5, 2016 – The Princess Margaret Hospital wishes to advise the general public that it will maintain ALL emergency-related services for its patients and the general public during Hurricane Matthew. For ALL Medical Emergencies contact the Accident & Emergency 24 hour hotline at 1-242-326-7014.  The PMH Command Center numbers are 1 (242) 502-7890 / 322-1010 / 356-5322 / 356-0315. Please “Like” our page on Facebook (Princess Margaret Hospital) and listen to the radio for further updates. Related Items:last_img read more

Program aims to change course of US math education

first_imgIt’s tough enough launching a business, even one as traditional in its structure as the EinsteinWise after-school tutoring program.But trying to change the course of American math education — that’s a bit like trying to swim the length of the Columbia River, upstream.Sudhakar Kudva and Sang Park say they created EinsteinWise to play a small part in helping raise U.S. math standards to the level of our nation’s economic competitors. It’s a grand ambition for a small after-school tutoring program, but the two men intend to continue their research as their program evolves. Meanwhile, Kudva has become active in discussions with local educators and legislators about how to improve math education statewide.Improvements in math and science are desperately needed in order to better prepare students for today’s jobs, education and policy leaders agree. At a symposium this fall, the Washington State Academy of Sciences focused its attention on STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — education. Earll Murman, an emeritus professor of aeronautics and astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology who is the academy’s president, says Washington’s math and science education isn’t keeping up with the needs of the state’s large high-tech sector. “We end up being a large importer of people with math and science degrees,” said Murman, who lives in Port Townsend. The reasons for inadequate math and science education abound, he says: inadequate teacher preparation; a focus on testing outcomes rather than broad concepts; a perception by students that they don’t need math skills; and inadequate home support for math and science education. Each of the symposium’s three speakers emphasized a key challenge for those working to improve math education, Murman said. “The biggest problem we have as a citizenry is that we don’t admit we have a problem,” he said.last_img read more

Group aims to mend a ripped safety net

first_imgo What: Three Creeks Community Partners organizational meeting.o When: 6:30 p.m. Monday.o Where: iQ Credit Union, 305 N.E. 81st St.o Information: If attending, email, senior citizens and the 78th Street Heritage Farm are important elements of urban, unincorporated Clark County that aren’t getting their due.That’s according to Three Creeks Community Partners, a new nonprofit organization that intends to fill in some of the human-service funding gaps that Clark County government can’t cover.Its target area is the Three Creeks Special Planning District that was designated in 2007 by the Board of Clark County Commissioners: Hazel Dell, Felida, Lake Shore, Salmon Creek and the Clark County Fairgrounds.Because these areas are highly urbanized but outside the boundary of any city, proponents argue, they never have received their fair share of funding from Olympia. Now add all the budget cuts that are eating into everything from public transit and Medicare for seniors to recreation opportunities for children to basic health services for the poor.“The purpose of the organization is to provide monetary support for children’s and senior services, public projects, and events that enhance safety and the quality of life for citizens,” says a statement on the group’s website,“Through meetings with local agencies, we have started to examine how we may be able to provide financial assistance to the elderly, in their own homes and in assisted living facilities, who are having difficulty paying for their prescriptions after Medicare and Medicaid cuts,” says a statement emailed from the group last week.last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Jackie Champoux Named To Deans List At Sacred Heart University

first_imgFAIRFIELD, CT – Jackie Champoux, of Wilmington, was named to the Dean’s List of Sacred Heart University for the Fall 2018 semester.About Sacred Heart UniversitySacred Heart University, the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Conn., and satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. More than 8,000 students attend the University’s five colleges: Arts & Sciences; Health Professions; Nursing; the Jack Welch College of Business; and the Isabelle Farrington College of Education. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its guides Best 379 Colleges – 2015 Edition, “Best in the Northeast” and Best 296 Business Schools – 2015 Edition. U.S.News & World Report ranks SHU among the best master’s universities in the North in its annual “America’s Best Colleges” publication. SHU fields 32 division I athletic teams and has an award-winning program of community service.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Sacred Heart University.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Ferreira & Knibbs Named To Dean’s List At QuinnipiacIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At MCPHSIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Adam Riekstins Named To Dean’s List At Belmont UniversityIn “Education”last_img read more

Riva Ganguly likely to replace Shringla

first_imgRiva Ganguly (R) is likely to replace Harsh Vardhan Shringla as India’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh.Riva Ganguly Das, currently in charge of India’s external affairs ministry’s cultural arm, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), is likely to be the next High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh.Current Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla is likely to become India’s next ambassador to the US, replacing Navtej Sarna, who is set to retire at the end of this year, reports UNB.The Indian government is planning a rash of changes in its envoys to a number of key world capitals, reports Times of India mentioning Shringla and Riva’s new likely postings.When approached, a diplomatic source in Dhaka said nothing is finalised. “It’ll take time.”Shringla was appointed Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka in November 2015.last_img read more

Coalition To Dampen Houston Heights Dry Zone Kicks Off Election Campaign

first_imgFlorian MartinSteve Reilley with the Houston Heights Beverage Coalition speaks during a campaign kickoff event.If you live between West 27th Street, White Oak Bayou, Dian and Gostick streets in the Heights, you can’t buy alcohol in your neighborhood.That’s thanks to an ordinance from 1912.In August, the City Council voted to place a referendum on the ballot to lift the ban on the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption.Steve Reilley leads the Houston Heights Beverage Coalition, which collected more than 1,700 signatures on a petition to overturn the ban. He, together with city council members and representatives from the retail industry, kicked off the official campaign for a yes vote.They’ll have to convince at least half of the estimated 10,500 voters who live here.Considering there is no organized opposition, this sounds like an easy task but Reilley says they’re not taking it for granted.“In Houston/Harris County, a November ballot in a presidential year is very, very, very long,” he says. “And so this one is literally going to be the last thing, the bottom of the ballot on that November ballot, so we have to get the word out.”He says there’s also some misinformation about what the ordinance would do. It doesn’t repeal the original law that established the ban but merely allows for beer and wine to be sold in stores.It’s something grocers like HEB would benefit from.The grocery store chain has been negotiating a lease for a 4-acre property on North Shepherd Street. But HEB’s Houston president Scott McClelland says a lifting on the ban is crucial for them to move forward.“It’s tough when both beer and wine are such big sellers and so important to our overall success of a store,” he says. “So we’re counting on this vote passing.”Some concerns that have been raised about the change include that it could attract homeless people to loiter outside stores and that it would invite more unwanted new development in the historic area.If the referendum passes, nothing changes for restaurants or bars in the area. They will still have to circumvent the law by signing customers up for private drinking clubs if they want to sell alcohol to them.To see a map of the Heights’ “dry” area, go here. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /01:31 Share Listenlast_img read more

UPDATE List Of School Districts To Reopen Tomorrow

first_imgAldine ISDAlief ISDAlvin ISDAnahuac ISDAngleton ISDBrazosport ISDClear Creek ISDCleveland ISDCrosby ISDCypress-Fairbanks ISDDayton ISDDeer Park ISDDickinson ISDFort Bend ISDFriendswood ISDGalena Park ISDGalveston ISDHitchcock ISDHouston ISDHuffman ISDHumble ISDKaty ISDKIPPKlein ISDLa Porte ISDLamar CISDMagnolia ISDNeedville ISDNew Caney ISDPasadena ISDPearland ISDSanta Fe ISDSheldon ISDSplendora ISDSpring ISDSpring Branch ISDTexas City ISDTomball ISDWaller ISDYES Prep Public Schools Share Wikimedia CommonsThe past two days of inclement winter weather have caused many school districts in the Houston area to cancel school through Wednesday.However some districts have announced they will be back in session and operating normally for Thursday.Houston ISD, Katy ISD and Tomball ISD specifically have stated that they will be operating on their normal schedule starting tomorrow.Below is a full list of school districts that will reopen Thursday, January 18, 2018:last_img read more

Honnia first visuallyimpaired IAS officer to be posted in state

first_imgKolkata: Kempo Honnia, a completely visually impaired IAS officer has joined as the Officer on Special Duty at the Administrative Training Institute (ATI).Honnia joined the West Bengal cadre and will be going for the foundation course at the Lalbahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie in August. This is for the first time when a completely visually impaired officer will function as the sub-divisional officer after completing his training soon. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHonnia’s batchmate Pranjal Pati has joined the administration in Kerala. Krishnagopal Tewari, the first civil servant with complete visual imparity, had joined the Madhya Pradesh administration in 2006. Honnia hails from a village in Karnataka. The problem with his eyes was detected when he was studying in class III. His parents took him to several eye specialists in South India who told them that it would difficult to get back his vision. A student of literature, Honnia joined college. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHonnia’s life took a turn when one day he was assisted by a woman whom he came in contact with and eventually got married to. He repeatedly told Achantiya not to marry him because of my visual imparity. “But she refused to listen to me and spoke to my parents”. Achintya and Kempo have two sons. Asked how he is going to take up such a responsible job, Honnia replied: “Visually impaired people have a special sense and though I do not have outer vision, I have inner vision which will help me to work seriously in the district where I will be posted.” Honnia has special liking for literature and he is now trying hard to learn Bengali.last_img read more

Live One lane shut due to accident on A500

first_imgThe reported location of the accident (Image: Inrix) UPDATE: This has now cleared We’re getting reports of delays due to at least one accident on the A500 in Stoke-on-Trent this evening rush hour. Inrix, the traffic data company, reports one lane is blocked and traffic is queueing due to an accident on the northbound D-roiad near the A53 Etruria Road/Etruria Way ( Basford Roundabout). Congestion is reported back to the A50/Sideway Roundabout. Lane two (of two) is reported to be closed, with Inrix reporting the accident has happened just pas the entry slip road onto the northbound A500 from Basford roundabout. We are also getting reports of disruption around the junction with the A52 Shelton Old Road. Traffic England currently reports 20 minute delays against expected traffic. We’ll bring you live updates as we get them on the feed below. Read MoreBusy Stoke-on-Trent crossroads to close overnight for next three nights Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.19:13Traffic clearingThe traffic is now clearing.18:35Latest from INRIX Queueing traffic and partially blocked due to multi-vehicle accident on A500 D Road Southbound near A53 Etruria Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout), congestion to A527 Porthill Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank).A multi-vehicle accident involving four vehicles has happened just past the Basford Roundabout Junction. There is also an accident on the A500 D Road Northbound just past the entry slip road from Basford Roundabout closing lane two (of two). 18:20OngoingDelays are continuiong on the A500 this evening.17:50Reports slip road also blocked There are reports the A500 Entry slip road from Basford Roundabout is also blocked. 17:21Four vehicles reported to be involvedOne eye-witness reports four vehicles are invovled in the crash and traffic is buildinglast_img read more

Montage Launches Automated Recommendation Tracking for Radiology

first_img News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… 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 September 15, 2015 — Montage Healthcare Solutions Inc. announced this week the latest software release for Montage Search and Analytics, designed for radiology practices striving to enhance their operations. Building on a robust follow-up tracking capability, Montage’s new Follow-Up QC module enables departments to monitor, analyze and optimize follow-up recommendations made by radiologists. Also featured in this new release are several user interface enhancements, numerous new analytic tools, and new quality control (QC) and search features.The follow-up tracking tool was developed in response to recent literature identifying failed follow-up as a key medicolegal risk and an important revenue opportunity for radiology practices. Upwards of 71 percent of incidentally detected pulmonary nodules are not appropriately followed-up. Failed follow-up can lead to poor patient outcomes and massive malpractice settlements. Several recent studies published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology call for “better systems for appropriate identification and follow-up of incidental findings” and “additional safeguards that allow for better monitoring and tracking of patients with recommendations of further imaging to ensure appropriate follow-up actions.”The Follow-Up QC module offered in Montage 3.0 automatically detects and tracks follow-up recommendations made by radiologists. Montage’s advanced natural language processing identifies recommendations without requiring changes in radiologists’ dictation habits. The software identifies and highlights overdue recommendations, thereby reducing the incidence of patients lost to imaging follow-up.Hundreds of the refinements in this new release respond directly to user requests:Montage QC features natural language processing improvements as well as new algorithms to identify critical results, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) opportunities and report mismatches;QC Analytics leverages the power of Montage Analytics to enable users to analyze, filter and explore the data produced by Montage QC. Familiar capabilities easily identify performance trends and quality outliers;Sequential Search enables complex queries across multiple imaging encounters, an essential foundation for outcome analysis. This new feature also helps practices identify opportunities to reduce length-of-stay for interventional radiology procedures; andSearch Analyze has become even more powerful, enabling users to drill down rapidly to gain additional insights. 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Gasoline prices may drop again in October

first_imgThe Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Monday reported that a drop in international prices of oil in recent weeks could prompt a decrease in gas prices here.On the second Friday of each month ARESEP calculates fuel prices to take effect for the next month.On Sept. 11, ARESEP will analyze international oil prices registered in the previous 30 days as well as variations in the dollar exchange rate to set prices that will apply in October.ARESEP’s current data show that international prices decreased by $16 per barrel, and most international oil markets are registering both high reserves and lower demand of gasoline. This means per-liter prices of “Super” and “Plus” gasoline likely will be cheaper for next month, the agency said.International diesel prices, however, recently showed a slight increase prompted by higher demand and reduced reserves, ARESEP said.The agency noted that the only situation that could result in higher fuel prices is the exchange rate, as the average recorded in August was ₡535.60, while so far this month, it is ₡539.98.Cheaper fuel prices went into effect last Wednesday following ARESEP’s approval of reductions of ₡44 for “Super” gasoline, ₡39 for “Plus” and ₡28 for diesel. Facebook Comments Related posts:National Oil Refinery presents proposal to lower fuel prices This year’s first price increase at the pump could start next month Higher gas prices, taxi fares in Costa Rica start Friday Costa Rica’s oil refinery wants to increase fuel prices – againlast_img read more

Scotland becomes India Ready

first_imgScotland is gearing up to be positioned as an ‘India ready’ destination after Scottish tourism businesses were trained through a series of industry-led activities by the national tourism organisation.VisitScotland representatives recently met with key tour operators, leading tourism industry figures and strategic partners at a roundtable event in Mumbai. Organised by the tourism body, the forum formed part of a five-day India Business Development Mission in partnership with Etihad Airways, taking place in Mumbai, Chandigarh and Delhi.VisitScotland was joined in India by seven industry partners for a series of trade and networking events across the country. India is the 14th largest international market for expenditure in Scotland and the ninth for a number of nights. Edinburgh is the third most visited city in the UK for Indian visitors, with Glasgow and Inverness also top destinations. Scotland appeals to India through its dramatic landscapes and natural beauty, its cities, whisky and golf. Film tourism is another key driver, with around 24 Bollywood movies having been filmed in Scotland and whose locations are featured in a special online map, Bollywood Scotland, produced by VisitScotland.last_img read more