Suppliers discuss how to plug the gap in the UK supply chain

Representatives from the UK automotive supply chain and global car manufacturers have been discussing ways to reduce the current gap in the UK supply chain, worth at least £3 billion, at today’s SMMT International Automotive Summit.Delegates representing a range of automotive component and materials suppliers, as well as OEMs with manufacturing facilities in the UK, identified a number of factors that are limiting growth of suppliers.According to research undertaken by Jaguar Land Rover, 29% of UK-based SMEs list a shortage of skilled workers and apprentices as their primary reason for reduced growth  and reluctance to pitch for larger contracts. Meanwhile, 18% of SMEs cited reluctance from investors as a key reason for slow growth.Chris Gane, Divisional Managing Director at Caparo, suggested that it was the role of OEMs to combine their requirements so that SMEs are able to make investments based on larger contacts which would pose a lesser risk to financiers. Luis Olivié, Global Business Development Director at Achilles, suggested that OEMs would also be able to reduce supply chain risk and increase transparency by implementing supply chain mapping.With an increased emphasis based on reducing risk, many manufacturers with UK-based manufacturing facilities are keen to seek out supply contracts from British suppliers. Investment in UK automotive manufacturing has experienced an upturn in recent years. In 2013/14 Jaguar Land Rover has increased its supplier spend by 70% compared to 2011/12; it believes that there is potential for this to increase by a further 50% by 2017.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

OSU building foundation up the middle

All good baseball teams are built up the middle. At any level, the teams who succeed have a strong core built around their catcher, middle infielders — shortstop and second baseman — and center fielder. Managers and coaches openly admit having good defensive players at those key positions is crucial to a team’s success. But these defensive stars are rare commodities.Look at the world champion New York Yankees. Their ability to win five World Series titles since 1996 is no secret. The core of all those Yankees teams was up the middle. Jorge Posada behind the plate, perennial all-star Derek Jeter at short and Bernie Williams patrolling center field, for all but the last of the Yankees championships.The Philadelphia Phillies, who have been to the past two World Series, are built the same way. Shane Victorino in center, Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins up the middle and Carlos Ruiz catching. Those four anchor the team and are in large part responsible for the Phillies’ dominance in the National League.Finding players at those positions as good with the bat as they are with the glove is even more rare. That’s why players like Jeter, Rollins and Utley are regarded as some of the best in the game.Having strength up the middle translates to success in the college game as well.“If you’re strong up the middle, I think it makes your team as a whole more solid,” Michael Stephens said. Stephens is Ohio State’s everyday centerfielder. “Every team in the nation that does really well has strong up the middle chemistry,” Stephens explained.So for the Ohio State baseball team to be able to boast outstanding players at each of the four positions is an incredible feat. The Buckeyes are both strong and experienced up the middle, the perfect storm for a team looking to claim a second consecutive Big Ten title.Stephens patrols center field for the Buckeyes, Tyler Engle and Cory Kovanda make up the middle infield and Dan Burkhart takes on the catching duties. Coach Bob Todd understands the importance of keeping that foursome in the line up. “We need all those guys to stay healthy. They give us quality play out there,” Todd said.The Junior College transfer Stephens is in his second year in the Ohio State program, but his final year of eligibility.The California native spent his first two seasons at Fullerton College — a junior college close to his hometown of Victorville, Calif. Stephens says there were many factors that influenced his decision to come to Ohio State, but one that stands out above the rest.“We travel and we get to play everywhere,” Stephens said. “Going down to Florida in the spring is a huge benefit.”Stephens elected to come to OSU due, in large part, to the amount the Buckeyes travel. He explained if he would have gone to a school like Cal State Fullerton, he would have played a majority of his games in Southern California against the same competition.His decision to come to OSU was to the delight of his teammates.“Stephens is great,” Engle said. “He plays a good center field and he’s clutch at the plate too.”Stephens immediately fit into the Buckeyes lineup and has earned his spot in a talented outfield. Last season he started all 61 games for the Buckeyes and is a key contributor in this his senior campaign.The dynamic duoWhen it comes to middle infielders, experience is the key. And that is exactly what Engle and Kovanda, a junior and a senior respectively, possess. This is the third year the tandem has played side-by-side for the Buckeyes, and their chemistry is evident.“Kovanda and Engle have done a great job defensively for us,” Todd said of the duo.Engle and Kovanda’s connection extends beyond the baseball field.“We’re great friends. We get along great,” Engle said. “With our busy schedules in the spring it’s tough, but we make it a point to hang out.” Their time spent together on and off the field is evident in their play as they combine to be the best double-play combo in the Big Ten.“We’re kind of in each other’s minds,” Engle said. “We both have a lot of confidence turning double plays, even the tough ones.”The backstopWhen talking OSU baseball, the conversation begins and ends with catcher Dan Burkhart.He has become a mainstay behind the plate for the Buckeyes. In his first year with the program Burkhart became the first freshman to start at catcher in nearly two decades. Now, as a junior, he’s collecting accolades on a seemingly weekly basis.Burkhart is the reigning Big Ten Player of the Year and was second-team preseason All-American. As Todd simply stated, “He’s the backbone of this team. There’s no doubt about it.”Burkhart demonstrates why he’s earned that title every game he suits up for the Buckeyes.The catcher handles the pitching staff beautifully, especially ace Alex Wimmers, who was his high school teammate. And Burkhart does it all defensively by blocking balls and throwing out base runners.“He’s a stud. You couldn’t ask for anything else behind the plate,” Engle said of Burkhart. “I wouldn’t have anybody else in the country.”At the plateWhat might be most impressive about the foursome isn’t what they do defensively, but rather on offense. Kovanda, Stephens and Burkhart make up the heart of the Buckeyes order, hitting second, third and fourth.Kovanda is near the top of the team leaders with a .379 batting average and Stephens’ eight home runs are top among the Buckeyes. And although Engle usually fills in the ninth spot in the line up, he’s a consistent contributor and serves as a second lead-off hitter.The foursome’s contributions on both sides of the ball clearly demonstrate that their play will dictate how far the Buckeyes are able to go this season. read more

Coaching carousel connects Ohio State Michigan State

Left: Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio appears on the sidelines during a game against OSU on Sept. 29, 2012 in East Lansing, Mich. OSU won, 17-16. Credit: TNS Right: OSU co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell talks to players on the sideline during a game against Penn State on Oct. 25 in State College, Pa. OSU won in double-overtime, 31-24. Credit: Ritika Shah / Lantern TV News directorWhen Ohio State football fans, players and coaches look across the field Saturday night, there will be more than one familiar face staring back at them.With four straight years of matchups, there was bound to be some familiarity between the two teams as the co-leaders of the Big Ten East Division are scheduled to square off again.Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio spent three seasons in Columbus as the Buckeyes’ defense coordinator (2001-03), helping OSU win a national championship in 2002, before taking his first head coaching job less than two hours from OSU at Cincinnati.During his time with the Bearcats, Dantonio coached with current OSU tight ends and fullbacks coach Tim Hinton.When Dantonio accepted the head coaching job at Michigan State in 2007, Hinton said he was on his way to join him, but changed his mind on the way to East Lansing, Mich.“In reality, I was in a car with suitcases in a car driving towards an airport, and I called Mark and I said ‘I can’t go, I’m going to stay at Cincinnati,’” Hinton said Monday. “I was supposed to have gone with him.”Hinton stayed at Cincinnati for two more seasons before following Brian Kelly to Notre Dame for another two years.Now in his third year at OSU, Hinton said he expects Dantonio to use anything he can to motivate the Spartans for Saturday’s matchup.“I do know Mark very well. The thing that’s really interesting about Mark and that group, they are they have a unique way of saying, ‘OK, I’m going to put the chip on my shoulder somewhat,’” Hinton said. “There’s going to be something that comes out of this press conference, I’m going to guarantee you they’re going to put on a bulletin board somehow, some way, the world’s against them.”Dantonio acknowledged his relationship with Hinton during his weekly press conference Tuesday and said he believes a motivated team is key to winning a big game.“Sometimes I do think you have to play with an edge,” Dantonio said. “I think this is a physical type — I’m talking football in general is a very physical game and it’s a very emotional game and you have to have your tank full, emotionally full to be able to play through the ups and downs of a football game.”Dantonio isn’t the only former Buckeye assistant wearing green and white nowadays as longtime OSU offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Jim Bollman (2001-11) is in his second season as the Spartans co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach.Current OSU co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell, who has been a Buckeye assistant since 2002, said Monday that he considers his peers in East Lansing more of acquaintances than friends.“Friends would probably be someone you talk to on a weekly basis or maybe monthly basis. If that’s the case, I don’t think I have a whole lot of friends,” Fickell said. “The reality is there is a lot of people over there (Michigan State) that I have known, I have worked with and have some long-standing relationships with.”From a game plan standpoint, OSU coach Urban Meyer said he doesn’t expect a big change from the Spartan staff.“The one thing about their coach and coaching staff, they’re pretty set in what they do. They’re really good at it,” Meyer said Monday. “But they’ll have a little wrinkle here and there that we have to be ready for. That’s why we’re watching what we did against them last year. And how do you prepare for it? We anticipate and you give them that rep in practice. That’s the only way to do it.”Friends or not, the Buckeyes and Spartans are scheduled to kick off from Spartan Stadium at 8 p.m. Saturday. read more

Paragliding instructor died after encountering turbulence inquest hears

His son, Dale Kilburn, was inspired by his father’s career and recently passed a test to join the cabin crew of a commercial airline.He wrote on Facebook: “So I passed my 3rd test today dad! I wish you could see what I’ve done with myself Paul Kilburn you really would be proud I’ve got myself on track! Got myself a job doing cabin crew maybe being in the sky is in our blood!! I miss you!! X”Mr Kilburn was known as a hero after he  helped save a family who were caught in rising tides off the coast of Fleetwood in 2010.According to reports with low fuel, flying low over the sea a kilometre offshore and at some risk to himself, he shepherded two adults and five children from sandbar to sandbar. He then stayed with them, flying circles above them to show the Coastguard where they were. Duty done, he headed back to land where his tank ran dry, before landing. Credit:Cavendish Press (Manchester) Ltd 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. David Thompson said: “”The sport is not as risky as people perceive it to be. Usually, it is generally safe as long as you have proper training and fly in the right conditions. “He flew in an area where there were houses and tall trees and that is when he started to spiral. “My suspicion is that he has entered some kind of turbulence and has entered into a spin or spiral. When you are flying along at height the only turbulence you encounter is caused by thermal activity or a wave of wind.” Cavendish Press (Manchester) Ltd A paragliding instructor plunged to his death after encountering turbulence during a test flight, an inquest has heard.Paul Kilburn, 54, had gone up in his machine ahead of escorting a group on a training exercise, but his equipment suddenly became caught in a spin, and he crashed into a field.Mr Kilburn, from Flixton, Greater Manchester was rushed to hospital, but could not be saved, as he suffered multiple injuries.An inquiry blamed the accident on the businessman encountering turbulence as he flew above trees and nearby housing, during the accident at 1pm on December 3 last year.He ran his own paragliding training school in Manchester and was due to take up a group of fliers above the village of Pilling, Lancs.An expert from the British Paragliding Association told the Preston hearing Mr Kilburn had gone out without his usual equipment, including a GPS tracker as he only anticipated a short flight. read more

Pylons being used to rollout broadband could happen as TDs debate

first_imgAN OIREACHTAS COMMITTEE will today discuss draft laws that could see electricity pylons being used to provide broadband access in rural areas.The Communications Sub-Committee will also debate a number of amendments to the bill which was announced by Minister Pat Rabbittee last month and could make it possible for ESB to enter the broadband market.As part of the ESB (Electronic Communications Networks) Bill 2013, the ESB will be allowed to give third-party companies access to all “electricity infrastructure” for the provision of communication services.This is planned to include any distribution systems including electricity power lines.Specifically, the definition of electric lines is expected to contain the provision for the use of “any structure, pole or other thing in, on, by or from which any such line may be supported, carried or suspended”.In areas where ESB infrastructure crosses over private land, the ESB has wayleave rights to access the private lands subject to compensation. It is envisaged as part of the new bill that the third-party companies given access to the infrastructure will have also have similar access to the private land.A number of amendments to the bill submitted by Fianna Fáil’s Michael Moynihan and Sinn Féin’s Michael Colreavy will be discussed by the nine person committee.Among the amendments tabled is one from Moynihan who wants it it be be written into the legislation that any work carried on the land of property owners “shall not be carried out in such a manner that it would dramatically impact on the property rights of the owner”. “Every effort shall be made to ensure the development shall be carried out in such manner that shall have the least detrimental impact on the property concerned,” the amendment proposes.Colreavy wants it it be be written into the legislation that any contract the ESB makes with a third-party company must ensure a certain percentage of work is carried out by small businesses.The ESB says it has “no comment to make on the legislation currently before the Dáil, this is a matter for Government”, the company said in a statement.Read: ESB will use its network to bring broadband to rural areas >Read: EU report fails to find conclusive evidence linking pylons with health risks >last_img read more

Hundreds of gardaí turn out to form guard of honour at Superintendent

first_img Gardaí turned out in their hundreds to honour Superintendent Fox Source: RollingNews.ieSpeaking at the beginning of a trial at Dublin Circuit Court on Monday, Paul O’Higgins SC, prosecuting, paid tribute to Superintendent Fox and said that he knew him since his first days as a garda.He described the senior garda as a most decent man, both professionally and in his dealings with people.Brendan Grehan SC, defending, said the deceased was a top cop, a pleasure to deal with and someone who “always got the best out of the team around him”. Source: RollingNews.ieJudge Karen O’Connor agreed that it was a very sad death and said her thoughts were with Superintendent Fox’s family.“There are very few at the Bar who won’t have encountered him. I know him from my own experience that any team Superintendent Fox was involved in always spoke very highly of him,” she said.  Read: Judge and lawyers pay tribute to lead garda investigator of Regency caseMore: Investigation under way after death of garda at Ballymun Garda Station By Hayley Halpin Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article No Comments Short URL Feb 14th 2018, 4:05 PM http://jrnl.ie/3851904 center_img Share25 Tweet Email1 The guard of honour for Superintendent Colm Fox Source: RollingNews.ieMEMBERS OF AN Garda Síochána have paid a final tribute to one of the country’s top criminal investigators, who was tragically found dead at a Dublin garda station last weekend, through a guard of honour.Superintendent Colm Fox was found dead on Saturday evening in his office at Ballymun Garda Station.He was a lead investigating detective into the Regency Hotel investigation.Gardaí have since launched an investigation into his death, which is being treated as a personal tragedy.Members of An Garda Síochána turned out in their hundreds this afternoon at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Malahide to honour Superintendent Fox. Wednesday 14 Feb 2018, 4:05 PM 44,590 Views Hundreds of gardaí turn out to form guard of honour at Superintendent Colm Fox’s funeral Superintendent Fox was found dead on Saturday evening in his office at Ballymun Garda Station. last_img read more

Parents Are Bad and Blossom Parents Are Worse on Riverdale

first_imgStay on target ‘Riverdale’ Season 4 Trailer Toasts to a Mysterious Senior YearSDCC 2019: ‘Riverdale’ Cast Spills Details on Core ‘Mystery’ for Season 4 Riverdale has taken Archie comics and turned it into a small town teen drama with the worst parents on TV. I think this is part of what makes the show such a hit with people who haven’t been teenagers for years as well as (I assume) the actual teenagers its aimed at. Everyone can really root for the central characters because the adults in this series are the worst. It creates the sense of righteous indignation that felt so good as a teenager. When you knew you were the smartest being on the planet, and all the adults in your live were either clueless or actively out to get you. Riverdale gives us a world where that’s true.This week’s episode was full of horrifically bad parenting, as it revolved around the Blossoms and the beginning of maple syrup season. That’s the other thing that’s so great about this show. All the blood feuds, corporate espionage, and murder revolve around maple syrup. The opening shot of the family evilly sipping maple syrup might be the funniest moment of the series so far. With syrup season beginning, it would usually fall to the male heir of the Blossom empire to tap the first tree. With him being murdered, that responsibility falls to Cheryl. The board members descend on the Blossom home. Believing Cheryl incapable of taking over the family business, they’re looking to take over.Cheryl asks Archie to join her for support, and for once Archie does the smart thing and says no. He has a girlfriend. Good job, Archie. But soon, Mrs. Blossom shows up at the high school and stands way too close to him. She offers to get him into a prestigious music academy’s summer program if he supports Cheryl. He agrees because if it weren’t for the adults on this show, Archie would be the dumbest human in Riverdale. He attends the tapping with Cheryl and defends her when they overhear some tactless board members talking about how weak she is while walking right in front of them.Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom and KJ Apa as Archie Andrews (Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW)Of course, the Blossoms keep asking Archie for more things and offering more in return. They buy him a new guitar and suit, asking him to join Cheryl at a big maple syrup company dinner that weekend. Both his dad and Valerie try to warn him, but Archie doesn’t listen. If anything, he takes his parents’ words of caution to mean make sure the construction business is taken care of too. Because he’s an idiot. If there’s anything good that comes out of this mess, it’s Archie can contact Polly for Betty. At the dinner, Polly reveals to him that she chose to stay with the Blossoms because she suspects they had something to do with Jason’s death.It soon becomes clear that the richest family in town wants Archie to be more than Cheryl’s friend. Her father thinks the board will accept her leadership more easily if she has a man by her side. Cheryl’s just wants Archie. The fact that she approached him about being a replacement for her brother at the beginning of the episode makes that just a little creepy. Archie makes his first smart decision of the episode and decides to run away. On his way out, he overhears Cheryl’s parents talking about trying to take Hermione Lodge’s business interests and suggesting that they’re behind Hiram’s incarceration. As he leaves the property, Cheryl tells him he’s just like everyone else, using her to get something from her parents. He runs back to Val, who is done with him for completely ignoring her. Good. She doesn’t have to put up with this moron.Archie tells Betty everything he learned. Betty’s mother, meanwhile, has tried to get her estranged husband’s newspaper to publish a hit piece on the Blossom’s based on Archie’s information. Her husband fires her, and she throws a brick through the window because that’s what responsible adults do. Betty and Jughead hire her on at the school newspaper, which they say probably has a higher operating budget than the local media. Damn Riverdale that hurts. Just because something’s true doesn’t mean you have to say it.Shannon Purser as Ethel Muggs and Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge (Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW)While all this was going on, Veronica is trying to help Ethel Muggs. Yay, Shannon Purser is back! Veronica notices Ethel’s poems have gotten dark lately. Remembering her mean girl days, she wants to try to make up for it by cheering Ethel up. Veronica learns that Ethel’s parents have been fighting and invites her over for a nice lunch on the weekend. When Hermione hears Ethel’s last name, she starts acting super weird. It turns out Hiram had done business with the Muggs family, and his embezzlement and subsequent incarceration left them broke.When Veronica hears that Ethel’s dad attempted suicide, she rushes to the hospital to offer condolences. She tells Ethel everything about who her father is. Ethel’s mom, another sterling example of Riverdale parenting, decides to scream at a teenager and throw her out of the visitors’ area. Fortunately, Ethel is more forgiving than her mother and agrees to stay friends. Veronica decides she’s done lying to protect her father, and Hermione tells Fred Andrews the entire truth of who he’s working for. Fred stays on the project in exchange for a significant stake in it. He also angrily breaks things off with Hermione. No love for the Andrews men. As the episode ends, we see Cheryl holding a photo from the tapping ceremony.  She’s angrily scribbling over Archie and Polly’s faces.Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper (Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW)While the secondary plot was a little saccharine, it provided a nice contrast to the over-the-top crazy that was Archie’s journey through the Blossom abyss. This episode had creepy rich people reading from ancient scrolls, corporate intrigue and blackmail all over maple syrup. It also had a line about how after Jason’s death Cheryl thought she’d “tapped her last tree.” It’s delivered completely straight and serious like it’s the worst possible thing that could ever happen to her. It all adds a layer of absurdity that keeps you wondering what’s actually going on in this town. I also enjoyed that we got stupid Archie back. He’s been a little too competent lately, and it was comforting to see him be a gigantic bonehead again. As frustrating as they can be when not written well, Archie’s constant pratfalls are part of what make the show so fun.Need more Riverdale in your life check out our Archie Gift Guide.last_img read more

Sasha Banks talks tonights NXT Takeover Rival special

first_img WWE’s Sasha Banks Opens Up About Concussion Google+ WhatsApp Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Sasha Banks Dustin Rhodes on AEW against NXT: “I don’t consider us going to war with anybody” Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Will Sasha Banks Return To The WWE? Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Sasha Banks Takes A Break From WWE To Deal With Injury Pinterestcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff Results – 8/31/19 (Walter vs. Tyler Bate for the WWE UK Title) Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Twitter What Is Ronda Rousey’s Dream Match? Brian Fritz sent this in.Here is a piece I wrote on NXT’s Sasha Banks for Sporting News leading into tonight’s NXT TakeOver show on the WWE Network which includes quotes from her: http://www.sportingnews.com/sport/story/2015-02-11/nxt-superstar-sasha-banks-chasing-the-dream-ready-for-big-match-at-takeover-eventYou can also listen to the interview I did with Sasha at: http://www.betweentheropes.com/2015/02/09/sasha-banks-nxt-takeover-falling-love-wrestling-boss/Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE’s Sasha Banks Opens Up About ConcussionVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:48/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:46 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Snoop Dogg Now Playing Up Next Sammy Guevara talks about his match against Cody on TNT, the Wednesday Night Warslast_img read more

Maintenance worker helps extinguish fire

first_imgA fire on the deck of an apartment in Vancouver’s Kevanna Park neighborhood Friday morning was quickly extinguished thanks to a maintenance worker.Someone called 911 just before 9 a.m. Friday to report that flames were climbing a second-story patio at the Green Leaf River Pointe apartments, 3508 N.E. 109th Ave., Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Darrin Deming said.Prior to firefighters arriving, a maintenance worker used a fire extinguisher on the blaze, stunting the growth of the flames, Deming said. Someone else also knocked on the door of the unit, waking the occupant inside, he said.Arriving crews pulled a hose line to the unit and mopped up the rest of the fire, Deming said. The fire did not extend into the apartment or the attic, he added, so no one was displaced.“Thank goodness for the quick response from the maintenance guy and the (person) who woke him up,” Deming said. “They stopped something that could have gone in a very bad direction.”Investigators with the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office are continuing to look into what caused the fire.last_img read more

States condo law fix may be kickstart to development

first_imgSingle-family homes? Absolutely.Apartments? Go for it.Condos? Not a safe bet.Broadly speaking, that description characterizes the recent development pattern for residential housing in Clark County. Despite what developers and real estate agents say is a high demand for housing of all types, condominium projects have been few and far between in the Vancouver area.“Condos are just not being built,” says Ryan Makinster, government affairs director at the Building Industry Association of Clark County.It’s a problem that builders and Washington lawmakers hope will be fixed by a recently enacted change to state law. Senate Bill 5334 passed unanimously through both chambers of the Legislature during the 2019 session, and Gov. Jay Inslee added his signature on Tuesday. The new law is scheduled to go into effect July 28.SB 5334 seeks to correct an issue that many developers point to as the cause of the condo disparity, both in Vancouver and statewide: a 30-year-old state law that they say puts condo developers at a high risk for lawsuits.Developers began to shy away from condo projects in order to avoid the liability issues, and even those who wanted to pursue them weren’t able to secure construction loans.“Financing is major, and the other thing is insurance costs are extremely high — over $10,000 per unit,” says Elie Kassab, president and CEO of Vancouver-based Prestige Development.last_img read more

Police identify cemetery vandals as group of juveniles

first_imgA group of juveniles were responsible for a string of vandalisms in the Russian Orthodox Cemetery. Their case will be processed the state’s juvenile court system. (Photo courtesy of Akiko Noguchi)Sitka Police caught the culprits behind a series of vandalisms in a 200-year-old cemetery. The police acted on a handful of tips from citizens, after knocking on doors for information and offering a $200 reward.Lance Ewers, the Sitka Police Lieutenant, described the culprits as a small group of juveniles between the ages of 10 and 12.  If they had been adults, the vandalism would have constituted a Class C felony.Since the culprits are under the age of 18, their case will be processed by the State of Alaska’s juvenile justice system. Ewers hoped the process would, “give these kids the help they need and get them educated about what appropriate behaviors are and introduce the consequences. This doesn’t have to happen again, so I’m happy about that.”The vandals struck three times in the past two months, permanently damaging a dozen headstones, some of which were over 400 lbs.The most recent episode was this weekend (10-24-15). As with the previous two instances, cadets from Sitka’s Public Safety Training Academy volunteered to set the headstones upright within 48 hours.Ewers says that although this group has been caught, the police department will keep night vision cameras installed in the cemetery to catch any copycat behavior.last_img read more

Air India to fly three flights to Tel Aviv every week from

first_imgAir hostesses walk next to the parked Air India’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner upon its arrival at the airport in New Delhi September 8, 2012.Reuters fileAir India will be flying three weekly flights to Tel Aviv, Israel from May and also open an office in the financial capital of the country. This follows the visit of Air India chairman Ashwani Lohani to the country early this month.”We are looking forward to the opening of the direct route to Israel in a few months’ time. I believe this will have a positive effect on the tourism traffic between our two countries,” Lohani was quoted as saying by PTI.Last month, low-cost Irish airline Ryanair had said that it will commence services to Tel Aviv from seven European cities.Travel between India and Israel is significantly low when compared to other countries in Asia and this is likely to be addressed by Air India’s operations.”In 2016, there were 44,672 Indian tourists who visited Israel, setting a new record for the highest number of travellers from India. With Air India commencing operations directly to Israel, we are confident of an increase in arrivals in 2017,” Hassan Madah, Director of the Israel Ministry of Tourism in India, said.India and Israel established diplomatic relations on January 29, 1992. 1/2 FIle photo of an EL AL Boeing 777 aircraft at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel July 14, 2015.Reuters fileA Muslim woman wearing a Hijab stands in the Mediterranean Sea as an Israeli woman wearing a bikini stands nearby at a beach in Tel Aviv, Israel August 30, 2016.Reuters filePreviousNextlast_img read more

Forest dept to introduce recruitment board local youths to be employed

first_imgKolkata: The state Forest department has decided to set up its own recruitment board wherein local youths would be recruited as forest security guards, state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said in the state Assembly on Thursday.”These youths possess knowledge of the area, so they will be able to handle forest related problems in an effective manner than the forest guards, who are recruited through Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examination,” Banerjee said in reply to a question from a Left Front MLA, who wanted to know the steps taken by the state Forest department to curb illegal cutting down of trees in forests. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeShe reiterated that strong action is being taken against this unfair practice and directed Forest minister Binay Krishna Barman to take up the issue seriously. Taking the cue from the Chief Minister, Barman said the state government has decided to set up Forest Recruitment Board for recruiting forest guards.”We have recently recruited 259 forest guards through SSC. These people after joining their jobs in the forests of North Bengal or the Sunderbans have expressed their reluctance in carrying out their duties and prayed for shifting to other places, where forest cover is much less like Kolkata and Howrah. Recruiting local youths will help address this issue,” the minister said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe minister maintained that the department will recruit ‘Aranya Bandhus’ (friends of the forest) in every Gram Panchayat in non-forest areas. “As per rule, a person has to seek permission of the Forest department before felling a tree in a non-forest area. The person needs to approach the range officer who, then seeks the nod of the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) and, provides the necessary permission to the person. The process is alengthy affair. The ‘Aranya Bandhus’ will now assist the owner to fast track the process of permission,” Barman added. Local youths will be employed as ‘Aranya Bandhus’ and their income will range from Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000. “We will also offer training to these people for setting up nursery that will act as an added source of income for them. Some of the trees that they grow in the nursery will be taken by the state for plantation and the rest they will be able to sell on their own,” Barman said.last_img read more

How to get bridal glow

first_imgWe all know that every to-be bride wants to look flawless on her wedding day and it is very important to follow a proper skin care regime to have that glowing and hassle-free skin on your big day. Experts list down some pre bridal skin care regimes every bride should follow to look her best on her D- Day:4Diet: A perfect diet is a must for a to-be bride to get in shape. You can start working on your diet 2-3 months prior to your wedding. However, if you’re short on time, it is highly recommended to start with the diet right away! Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThings to be avoided include spicy food, tea, coffee, cigarettes and rich, fatty foods. It is recommended to include lots of fruits and green vegetables in your diet to keep your skin hydrated and glowing.Drink minimum 2-4 litres of water every day. It not only keeps your body fit and helps lose weight but also helps to keep your skin hydrated and acne free. Besides diet, a small tip is to keep your worries away as it aggravates oily skin. Do it yourself skin care Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive4For iily skin mix 5 tablespoons of fullers earth, Orange peel and Sandalwood powder each. Mix this all well and keep in a jar. Remember to exfoliate your skin twice a week. Whenever you wish to exfoliate, mix it with rose water and two drops of tea tree. Apply, massage for a minute and rinse off.4For dry skin mix 1 large pinch Oatmeal, 1 tablespoon Fresh Cream, 1 crushed almond and 2 drops of sandalwood oil. Damp your face with water. Massage this scrub cream gently and rinse off. 4For combination skin mix 1 tablespoon cream, ¼ tablespoon granular coffee powder. Use two drops of rose oil with it to exfoliator.Facial oils4For oily skin mix 2 drops of Tea Tree oil, 1 drop Lemon oil and one drop Jojoba oil. Take a few drops of this mixture and gently massage into your skin. Apply a hot towel as a compress to your face for a few minutes to aid penetration of the oil.4For dry skin, It is important to layer your moisturizers and conditioners for this skin type to trap in the moisture and oil. Mix 3 drops of Sandalwood oil, 1 drop of geranium oil, 1 tablespoon almond oil and 2 teaspoon castor oil. Take a few drops and apply on your face and don’t forget to massage well. You can use a hot compress and apply a moisturizer to get a soft and smooth skin.4Go for excellent skin treatments available to treat various skin issues. Diamond polishing, Beauty light oxygen therapy,Vitamin C serum oxyjetting, oxy clear face therapy, are excellent treatments for above issues. Rather than opting for regular facial choose any of these in consultation with your Dermatologist. 4Brides undergo a lot of stress and get nervous worrying about their D-day look. In order to prevent headaches, restlessness and dark circles, they should drink plenty of water and have a minimum of 7-8 hours sleep. 4Brides should also try having green vegetable juices like aloe vera, cucumber, spinach etc.They have anti-oxidant properties that help in bringing natural glow along with benefits that creams and lotion promise.4In the mornings, use a good cleanser that is suited for your skin type.4At night, use a good make-up remover along with cleanser. Keeping make up overnight clogs the pores and leads to breakouts.4Use a moisturizer daily and protect your skin from sun by using a good sunscreen4Use a good exfoliant to exfoliate your skin at least thrice a week.last_img read more

Danish politician and businessman comes out as bisexual

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Formerly married, the 42-year-old is a father to two children. He split from his wife in 2012 and says he thought for some time that he was gay. However, he has since come to embrace his identity as a bisexual man.‘The truth is that I’ve also realized that I like men and women’Press interest in Ahlers’ private life increased after his Ministerial appointment in May. This led to him deciding to give the interview to Euroman magazine to discuss his bisexuality.‘When people mention that they’ve heard rumors [that he is gay], I explain to them that they are not rumors, because there is absolutely no fiction involved,’ said Ahlers.‘It’s true. But the truth is that I’ve also realised that I like men and women.’He said he was giving the interview as he doesn’t want people think he is hiding anything. He also doesn’t want gossip to overshadow his political work.Ahlers said he exclusively dated men after splitting from his wife, but began dating a woman last summer and they are still together. A Danish politician has revealed that he is bisexual. Tommy Ahlers is the country’s Minister for education and research. Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Gay rep Brian Sims: ‘Some of the most intense misogyny I see towards women comes from gay men’Icons in LGBTI history and today share their pivotal stories in 29 portraitsThese gay people reveal how India forces them to live secret double livesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/danish-tommy-ahlers-minister-bisexual/ Danish trans man makes history after winning Mr Gay Denmark Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Tommy Ahlers: Entrepreneur and TV fameAhlers was an entrepreneur who help co-found the successful mobile back-up business and social network ZYB. Vodaphone bought the company for $50million in 2008. He has since appeared on Lion’s Cave, the country’s version of Dragon’s Den/Shark Tank.He sits on the Danish Government’s Disruption Council, which brings together successful business people, industrialists and politicians to coordinate ways to boost the economy and support the future labor market.Twenty-five ministers make up Denmark’s cabinet. The current coalition government is largely made up of Vestre, Liberal Alliance and Conservative People’s Party politicians, but Ahlers is not affiliated to any one party.See alsoYoung bisexual men are finding it the hardest to come out, new survey says UK tabloids are threatening to out a top bisexual football player Tommy Ahlers (Photo: Tommy Ahlers | Facebook) eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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first_img read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Related Content Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Diane Coady, R.T. (R)(M), breast center supervisor, talks to a patient about the 3D mammogram provided by Willamette Valley Medical Center.“If I lived in a community without 3D mammography, I would strongly advocate my family go to a community offering the 3D exam,” states David Siepmann, M.D., radiologist at Willamette Valley Medical Center. A community hospital located 35 miles south of Portland, Ore., Willamette Valley Medical Center was the first breast center in the state to offer 3D mammography. In the first year, the hospital saw a 21 percent decrease in the overall recall rate and found a number of cancers it might have missed with conventional 2D mammography.Willamette Valley offers 3D mammograms to all screening and diagnostic patients, finding the technology equally beneficial for both dense and fatty breasts. “We found 29 cancers on screening mammograms in the first year we offered 3D mammography,” states Diane Coady, RT(R)(M), breast center supervisor. “Eleven of those cancers were seen only on the 3D images. Eight additional cancers were seen best on the 3D images. It is mind-blowing when you look at these cases.”Early in 2011, Willamette Valley was at full capacity with one digital mammography system and started looking for a second system to keep up with patient volumes. “We wanted a system that would not be outdated in a year or so, and we liked the ease of operation, resolution and clarity of the images on our Selenia system,” notes Coady. “So we looked at the Hologic Dimensions tomosynthesis system.”Peace of Mind with Early Detection “We’re saving patients the anxiety, cost and inconvenience of coming back for extra views,” observes Siepmann. “With 2D mammography, there was always some guesswork because of overlapping structures. With 3D mammography, you can separate out the layers of tissue. When you have a case that looks worrisome on the 2D mammogram, then look at the 3D images and immediately see it is nothing, it doesn’t take long to see the benefits of tomosynthesis.“We’ve had a number of breast cancers that were not visible on the 2D mammogram but jump out as we scroll through the 3D images,” continues Siepmann. Architectural distortions also appear more obvious on tomosynthesis images. “Many of the breast cancers found only with the tomosynthesis images were very small, less than 1 centimeter in diameter, which are the most important cancers to find,” notes Siepmann. “It is particularly exciting to find and treat small cancers before they can metastasize or cause trouble. Having the additional 3D information and that extra confidence in my interpretation makes a big difference for me.”Patients are Excited About 3D mammographyAs recalls decline with 3D mammography, Willamette Valley is filling the schedule with screening mammograms, experiencing a 10 percent growth in screening mammography compared to the same month last year. Some women are traveling from other parts of Oregon just for the 3D exam. “I’ve had patients travel four hours to have a 3D mammogram,” remarks Coady.Siepmann concludes, “When you have a technology that improves the quality of care and reduces the overall cost of healthcare, there are very compelling reasons to adopt it. It is completely clear to those of us using tomosynthesis that it is a significant step forward. I am really pleased that we’re able to offer this amazing improvement to women in Oregon.”Case study supplied by Hologic Inc.The views and opinions expressed herein are those of David Siepmann, M.D., Diane Coady and their colleagues at Willamette Valley Medical Center and are not necessarily those of Hologic. This information is intended for medical professionals in the United States and other markets and is not intended as a product solicitation or promotion where such activities are prohibited. Because Hologic materials are distributed through websites, eBroadcasts and tradeshows, it is not always possible to control where such materials appear. For specific information on what products are available for sale in a particular country, please contact your local Hologic representative or write to womenshealth@hologic.com (link sends e-mail). Hologic, Dimensions and Selenia, are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Hologic and/or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Case Study | November 20, 2012 3D Mammography Reduces False Positives, Finds Cancers Missed By Conventional Mammography Willamette Valley Medical Center, McMinnville, Oregon News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more last_img read more

Etihad Airways President and CEO reaffirm commitment to Maharashtra

first_imgEtihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), James Hogan, met with the Maharashtra Chief Minister (CM) Devendra Fadnavis, to reaffirm the Abu Dhabi-based airline’s commitment to the Indian state and its capital Mumbai.He was accompanied by Vijay Poonoosamy, the airline’s Vice President, International & Public Affairs and Neerja Bhatia, General Manager – India. They met Chief Minister Fadnavis at his official residence in Mumbai.During the meeting the CM outlined the priorities of the state, identifying areas of mutual interest and opportunities for Etihad Airways to support economic growth. The CM and Hogan discussed new areas of collaboration between Maharashtra and Etihad Airways, especially in tourism and cargo exports.In turn, Hogan gave the CM an introduction to Etihad Airways, its operations in India and the significant benefits that come from the airline’s commercial and strategic partnership with Indian carrier, Jet Airways.Etihad Airways and Jet Airways together operate more than 220 flights between India and Abu Dhabi each week, including five daily flights from Mumbai and a daily flight from Pune.Hogan also made the CM aware that Etihad Airways carries more business and leisure travellers into India than it takes out. In 2014 the number of flights to India, purchased in Europe, the GCC, and the United States, rose by 65% compared to the previous year.In the first six months of 2015, Etihad Airways transferred more than 235,000 guests onto the Jet Airways’ network into India through its codeshare partnership, with Jet Airways providing 182,000 guests onto the Etihad Airways network.last_img read more

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first_img – / 17 Comments   Share   “Our goal hasn’t changed.”As bad as things seem now, after Arizona was blown out at home and scored just six points while surrendering nearly 600 yards of offense to the Seahawks, there is a bright side. Arizona could still win the NFC West, if the Seahawks lose to the St. Louis Rams next week and the Cardinals beat the 49ers in San Francisco. And, if that does not happen, their spot in the playoffs is secure and there will be football past Week 17.“We’re happy to be in the playoffs,” Arians said. “And like I said, I would have loved to have had them all here, but we’re not going to have that — maybe. We’ll see.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact GLENDALE, Ariz. — The story has not come to a close, at least not yet.Following the Arizona Cardinals’ 35-6 defeat to the Seattle Seahawks, one that removed them from their perch atop the NFC West and likely cost them a first-round bye as well as homefield advantage in the postseason, the message was clear.“It’s not the end of the world for us,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. “Obviously we’d like to have the easy way, but there’s a lot of teams that have gone on the road and done what we want to do. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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Editor’s note: a visit that coincides with an inflection point in Bengal politics and promises to redraw the state’s political landscape “We had everything. Cabinet minister S Chandramohan Reddy had told reporters they will convey their dissatisfaction to the Centre and the party leaders authorised the Andhra Pradesh chief minister to take an appropriate decision.twitter. In his latest clip Pittman travelled to Mrtyle Beach,Israelis divided over military drafting of ultra-Orthodox Jews | Reuters World Reuters Mar 13 Americans increasingly disapprove of his handling of issues running the gamut from immigration reform to the dispute with Russia over Ukraine. read more