Equinor Pens LPG Storage Deal with GPS

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Norwegian energy company Equinor has inked a long-term deal with Singapore-based storage provider Global Petro Storage (GPS) for a terminal and storage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) volumes in Port Klang in Malaysia.Under the terms of the deal, GPS will build a new facility with startup of operations planned for mid-2021.Equinor will bring LPG to the terminal and sell into the domestic market in Malaysia as well as selling volumes to markets like Bangladesh, the Philippines, India, Indonesia and Vietnam.“Malaysia is an attractive market and we believe that we will be a competitive supplier to the wholesalers of LPG into the domestic market. The terminal and storage are also strategically located for blending and selling to other growing markets in the region,” says Molly Morris, vice president for Products and Liquids in Equinor ASA.“We will source LPG from the North Sea, North Africa, the Middle East and Australia and utilize the opportunities the terminal and storage and our shipping positions give us to create value and strengthen our competitiveness,” Morris added.According to Giuseppina Ragone, vice president for Manufacturing and Storage in Asset Management, the storage offers Equinor considerable flexibility as it can receive gas tankers of all sizes.“We can choose if we want to blend and prepare smaller quantities to deliver into the domestic market or other countries in the region, depending on which is most attractive. This way, active use of our assets can add value to our LPG business and be a long-term basis for value creation,” Ragone said.As part of the agreement, Equinor will have an option to acquire an ownership share of the new storage and terminal, where Equinor will be the only user.last_img read more

Provincial Traffic Advisory Update

first_imgThe Department of Transportation and Public Works is advisingmotorists that visibility on 100-series highways around theprovince is extremely low. High winds and blowing snow aremaking driving conditions hazardous. The section of Highway 104 from the Nova Scotia border nearAmherst to Glenholme is closed overnight until about 6 a.m.Barricades are in place. Snow plows are not operating on Highway 101, from MountUniacke to Bear River, until conditions improve — possiblyafter midnight. -30-last_img read more

Television and Miniseries Supported

first_imgFunding commitments to five applicants have been made through the Eastlink TV Independent Production Fund Program. Applications were received between Sept. 22 and Oct. 14, 2016, and were decided upon by the Nova Scotia Independent Production Fund’s board of directors. Funding commitments totaling $755,000 have been approved for the following projects: TV series Addison season 1, produced by Edison Productions Inc., $145,000 TV series Inspector Gadget season 3, produced by DHX – Inspector Gadget Productions 3 Inc., $195,720 TV series Mr. D season 6, produced by Mr. D S6 Productions Limited, $195,720 TV series Pure season 1, produced by Pure Season 1 Inc., $114,180 Miniseries Studio Black! season 2, produced by Studio Black Productions Ltd., $104,380 -30- Quick facts: The eligibility criteria for the program was designed to ensure maximum employment and growth in the Nova Scotia television industry. In order to qualify for funding, the production must meet the eligibility requirements of the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive or the Nova Scotia Digital Animation Tax Credit. The competitive selection process established by the Nova Scotia Independent Production Fund has two stages: first there is a staff review, which is followed by a board of directors’ judging. All final funding decisions are made by the board of directors of the Nova Scotia Independent Production Fund. last_img read more

Travellers in caravans set up camp on protected Hove Lawns as businesses

Police were facing questions about the speed of their response, after no initial efforts were made to move the camp Credit:Eddie Mitchell “They were going along the middle of the lawns at around 20-25 miles per hour – it is not crowded on the lawn today but it is not something to be advised.“There is no sign of any police presence at all at the moment. They have very much taken it over down that end.“I think they knew what they were doing, the bulk of them arrived on a Saturday when there is no chance of getting a court order to remove them straight away.“We have had trouble with them before, with kids trying to nick things and rampaging through the tables – it is not something we look forward to.” Travellers in caravans have set up camp on the protected lawns of Hove’s seafront to the irritation of nearby businesses, who complained little effort was being made to evict them. Around 50 caravans and motorhomes gradually began to “take over” the Hove Lawns on Saturday and cars have since been seen driving at speed along the grass.The occupants were said to be Irish travellers, groups of whom caused similar trouble last summer after parking further along the promenade. The mile-long stretch of green space fringing the Brighton seafront is afforded special legal protection to stop it being occupied by vehicles. Under the protection order, any “vehicle, caravan, tent or other structure” should be removed by the police after 12 hours, once they are given the authority by the council.However, one business owner on the seafront said the arrival of the travellers appeared to have been timed to ensure it was after offices and courts had closed for the weekend. Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Sunday afternoon, he claimed there had been no obvious attempt to disturb the encampment since it had appeared more than a day earlier.The businessman, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “We had some young lads driving straight across the lawns, obviously that is not supposed to happen. Individuals have been seen camping and parking on the grass in recent months, largely due to the city’s homelessness problem, residents claimed.Travellers have similarly parked on the main road near the promenade before.Pictures showed the usually picturesque lawns strewn with litter, with the caravans and motorhomes parked in two parallel lines.One onlooker said several of the vehicles were not displaying number plates, while several others appeared to have plates from overseas. A councillor in the area expressed anger at the lack of action taken by authorities against the invasion.Dawn Barnett, a Conservative, said: “It is a public space. If I were to go and park my car at Preston Park or Queens Park or anywhere else, I guarantee it would be moved within 12 hours.”One man who had already endured several encounters with the children of the traveller encampment said: “It’s relatively peaceful, just a bit irritating.”Sussex Police said they were aware of the problem and were waiting on the council to authorise any further action.Brighton and Hove Council did not respond to a request for comment.  Police were facing questions about the speed of their response, after no initial efforts were made to move the camp  Groups of children aged between 11 and 12 were said to have been pestering neighbouring businesses by using distraction tactics to steal food. A member of staff at a different business said: “They have been trying to take some food from here, they have been taking ketchup too. They have been leaving a mess in the toilet – customers are complaining.”While the traveller camp is perhaps the most egregious example of the protection order being flouted in recent years, it is not the first.  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. read more

Students urged to sleep and eat well as State exams kick off

first_imgWhen the exam comes around, take five minutes to read through the paper and identify the questions you can answer best. Stick to your plan for how long you will spend on each question, and be as methodical as possible. If there is something you do not understand, ask the supervisor. When it is all over, enjoy yourself responsibly.Read: Top 10 tips for healthy living during examsRead: Dept. of Education to overhaul Leaving Cert programme and points race SECONDARY SCHOOL LEAVERS have been urged to sleep and eat well during their State exams, which begin this week.The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) urged students to stay calm and focused as they begin the Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate exams on Wednesday.Clive Byrne, NAPD’s Director, said State exams can be a stressful time for students: “Our advice to students is to make sure they get enough sleep, eat well, and take one exam at a time. Make the best use of the time that is left to study but do not overload your brain with too much information. Prioritise those areas that you or your teacher has identified as most likely to come up. And stay in touch with family and friends without creating too many distractions.”NAPD advised students to stay positive during the exams and to avoid exam “post-mortems” and other students telling you how well they did. “Do not dwell on the past, stay confident, and always look to the next exam,” Byrne said.He also advised students to avoid skipping meals, especially breakfast and lunch, and to bring healthy snacks and water to the exam centre.Students should avoid late-night study, and allow time to wind down before going to bed. If you are feeling anxious, try proven relaxation techniques such as measured breathing and slowing down your pace of thought.last_img read more

Documentary links Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley to new Troublesera bomb attacks

first_img Sep 6th 2019, 7:40 AM Documentary links Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley to new Troubles-era bomb attacks The revelations are made in a documentary about the Troubles to air next week. https://jrnl.ie/4798041 64 Comments Friday 6 Sep 2019, 7:40 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Albert Gonzalez/RollingNews.ie Share12 Tweet Email3 center_img NEW FOOTAGE HAS emerged which shows the deceased Sinn Féin politician Martin McGuinness in the presence of a number of people assembling a car bomb in 1972.A new documentary about the Troubles to air on BBC Northern Ireland from next week also links the late DUP founder Ian Paisley to a UVF bombing in 1969.Other footage unearthed by BBC Spotlight during the making of its ‘On the Troubles’ series shows McGuinness handling bullets and guns in front of young children at the start of the decades-long conflict.During the documentary, film footage shows McGuinness, a former IRA commander and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland from 2007 until 2017, in the presence of people assembling a car bomb.Documentary makers noted the car’s licence plate, and found that the vehicle was used in an attack on Shipquay Street in Derry in 1972. Nobody was killed during the incident, but the bomb caused extensive damage.Meanwhile, a former senior army officer told documentary makers that Paisley – who helped restore the power-sharing executive to Stormont with Paisley in 2007 – “financed” a UVF bombing in Kilkeel in 1969.The attack targeted infrastructure, and was designed to destabilise the government of progressive Unionist Terence O’Neill, who granted concessions to the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association and sought to forge stronger links with the Irish government, led at the time by Sean Lemass.David Hancock said that police had shown him “evidence” that Paisley “had supplied the money which financed the explosion” in Kilkeel.The editor of Spotlight, Jeremy Adams, told the BBC that the series, which contains new archive footage and interviews with around 100 people, uncovered “new findings” on the Troubles.“The past has shaped our present and it’s vitally important that truths continue to be told,” he said.The seven-part series will begin on BBC Northern Ireland at 8.30pm next Tuesday. 32,068 Views Former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (R) and First Minister Ian Paisley (L) Image: Albert Gonzalez/RollingNews.ie By Stephen McDermott Former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (R) and First Minister Ian Paisley (L) Short URLlast_img read more

Chauvesouris une espèce de renard volant oubliée et redécouverte

first_imgChauve-souris : une espèce de renard volant oubliée et redécouverteUne étude réalisée par des chercheurs de Micronésie apporte de nouvelles données sur une espèce de roussette (grande chauve-souris) méconnue vivant dans ce pays, et dont même le nom scientifique a dû être réformé : l’espèce s’appelle désormais Pteropus pelagicus.C’est à partir d’un unique spécimen figurant depuis 1870 parmi les collections du Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Londres que la roussette des îles Mortlock (Micronésie, Pacifique ouest) avait été décrite en 1882 par le Britannique Oldfield Thomas. Elle avait alors été nommée Pteropus phaeocephalus. Mais depuis, cette chauve-souris n’avait guère inspiré les scientifiques.Un oubli désormais réparé par une équipe de biologistes dirigée par le Dr Don Buden, du College of Micronesia-FSM (États fédérés de Micronésie), qui vient de publier une étude exhaustive de cette espèce. Dans la revue Zookeys, le Dr Buden explique “nous avons trouvé un rapport écrit par [le naturaliste allemand] F.H. Kittlitz en 1836, décrivant son expédition vers ces îles du Pacifique à la fin des années 1820”. “Dans ce rapport, il décrit le renard volant [autre nom des roussettes] des Mortlock, et le nomme Pteropus pelagicus. Cela signifie que l’espèce a été nommée longtemps avant que Thomas ne le fasse en 1882”, précise t-il. Règles taxonomiques obligent, c’est donc sous ce premier nom (Pteropus pelagicus) que l’espèce doit désormais être désignée.Une répartition géographique plus large Ajouté à cela, Buden et ses collègues ont procédé à une étude en laboratoire de l’animal. Ceci a permis de démontrer que les roussettes d’autres îles micronésiennes (situées dans l’état de Chuuk), longtemps considérées comme appartenant à une espèce distincte (appelée Pteropus insularis), constituent au mieux une sous-espèce de Pteropus pelagicus.Ceci indique que l’espèce a une répartition géographique plus large que ce que l’on pensait auparavant. Enfin, les chercheurs ont également procédé à une étude de terrain qui a permis d’analyser le comportement, l’alimentation et le statut de cette chauve-souris. D’après leurs estimations, la population des renards volants atteindrait dans les îles Mortlock, 900 à 1200 spécimens, répartis sur seulement 12 kilomètres carrés.Menacée par la perte de son habitat À lire aussiPourquoi les chauves-souris ne se tiennent-elles jamais debout ? La chasse est désormais interdite, mais l’espèce est menacée par l’élévation du niveau de la mer due au changement climatique, par les inondations, l’érosion et la contamination des réserves d’eau douce de son île. “Cette remarquable étude montre combien nous avons à apprendre sur les mammifères des îles du Pacifique”, conclut ainsi Pr Tim Flannery, de l’Université Macquarie (Sydney), non impliqué dans ces travaux.(crédits photo : Zookeys) Le 31 octobre 2013 à 09:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Clark County consumers spent more in 1Q

first_imgClark County consumers dined out more often and spent more on appliances, electronics and cars in the first three months of 2011, compared with the same period last year, the state reported on Friday.The extra spending added up to a 1.3 percent increase in first-quarter sales, which totalled $927.9 million countywide, according to the Washington state Department of Revenue. Store-only sales generated by traditional retailers — from big-box shops to boutiques — grew to $432 million in the first quarter, a 2.6 percent increase from $421.6 million a year earlier. The numbers indicate that consumer confidence is beginning to re-emerge, despite the area’s housing slump and its persistently high rate of unemployment, said Pam Lindloff a Vancouver retail real estate specialist. “People still have the same amount to spend, they’re just spending it differently,” said Lindloff, a broker with NAI Norris, Beggs & Simpson commercial real estate firm.As an example, she pointed out that grocery store sales fell slightly, by 3.2 percent, to $38 million in the first quarter, while area restaurants gained $3.6 million in sales during the same three months.last_img read more

How to Prevent a Twitter Hack

first_imgRecent Twitter hacks done this spring by a group called the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) on the Associated Press and The Onion have brought attention to the vulnerability of a media organization’s social media account.In the case of the AP, which has more than two million Twitter followers, or any mass media brand for that matter, a damaging tweet can have a profound impact. When the SEA took control of the AP’s Twitter account and tweeted that President Barack Obama had been injured in an explosion at the White House, it caused the U.S. stock market to temporarily lose $200 million in value, The Wall Street Journal reported. The AP was lucky because it was able to inform readers within 10 minutes that it had been hacked. Additionally, it had one of its White House reporters, who was already going into a press conference at the White House, inform the White House press corps at that meeting that the tweet was fake. At the meeting, White House officials also confirmed that the President was indeed alive and well. How a Twitter Hack HappensIn early May, the Twitter account belonging to satirical news site The Onion was also hacked—once again by the SEA. True to form, while The Onion took immediate steps to respond internally to the problem, it joked about it to its followers and posted a detailed synopsis on how exactly the hack happened. The SEA “phished Onion employees’ Google Apps accounts via 3 separate methods,” said The Onion. Here is a brief synopsis of the event:1. The SEA sent fake news links to journalists at The Onion. The link appeared to be a Washington Post story about the brand but was actually bait to get employees to enter their Google Apps credentials. Only a few employees received the links in order to deflect suspicion.2. The Onion sent an email to all employees asking them to change their passwords. Unbeknownst to them, the attacker had access to one of these accounts and sent a duplicate email, which included a link to a phishing page that was made to look like a password-reset link. The members of the IT team were left out of this exchange so the attackers could proceed unnoticed.3. Since The Onion is a satirical news site, they made light of these events by posting articles like “Syrian Electronic Army Has A little Fun Before Inevitable Upcoming Deaths At Hands of Rebels.” This antagonized the attackers, who began broadcasting editorial emails on their Twitter account. Once the brand realized this it responded by asking everyone in the company to reset their Google Apps account passwords because they could not determine the source of the breach.In a May 8th post, The Onion detailed what it views as meaningful prevention strategies:• Make sure that your users are educated, and that they are suspicious of all links that ask them to log in, regardless of the sender.• The email addresses for your twitter accounts should be on a system that is isolated from your organization’s normal email. This will make your Twitter accounts virtually invulnerable to phishing (providing that you’re using unique, strong passwords for every account).• All Twitter activity should go through an app of some kind, such as HootSuite. Restricting password-based access to your accounts prevents a hacker from taking total ownership, which takes much longer to rectify.• If possible, have a way to reach out to all of your users outside of their organizational email.last_img read more

61st GRAMMY Awards Poll Who Do You Think Will Win Best New

first_img Chloe x Halle Twitter 61st GRAMMY Awards Poll: Who Do You Think Will Win Best New Artist? Dua Lipa Email Margo Price Choices This year Recording Academy voting members had not the traditional five artists to choose from, but eight. Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Feb 6, 2019 – 12:52 pm Eight of the music industry’s biggest up-and-coming stars are up for the most prestigious award budding artists are eligible for: Best New Artist.Choosing a Best New Artist winner for the 61st GRAMMY Awards was that much harder for Recording Academy voting members this year, as they had not the traditional five nominees, but eight to choose from. And with artists representing various music genres from rock to country to pop, we can’t wait to see who will take this year’s golden gramophone.While you’ll have to tune in to CBS on Feb. 10 to find out who takes the coveted category, we want to know who you think voters will choose for Best New Artist. Is it noted pop sister duo Chloe x Halle, North Carolina’s breakout country singer Luke Combs, rising rock stars Greta Van Fleet, R&B’s rising artist H.E.R., British pop star Dua Lipa, celebrated songstress Margo Price, mega songwriter and pop singer Bebe Rexha or prominent English singer/songwriter Jorja Smith?Polls Who Do You Think Will Win Best New Artist At The 61st GRAMMY Awards? H.E.R. Pick your favorite and don’t forget to watch the 61st GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10 to see if Recording Academy members voted for your favorite artist too. 2019 GRAMMYs Viewer’s Guide: Where To Watch Music’s Biggest NightRead more Luke Combs Facebook Bebe Rexha Greta Van Fleet News Who Do You Think Will Win Best New Artist? 61st-grammy-awards-poll-who-do-you-think-will-win-best-new-artist Jorja Smith last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Thursday July 5 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowWith Permanent Fund draw, higher oil prices bring Alaska closer to balanced budgetHigher oil prices coupled with the legislature’s decision to tap into the Permanent Fund’s earnings to pay the bills mean the state is suddenly a lot closer to a balanced budget.Rashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauThree dead gray whales wash up in KodiakThree whales washing up in such a short span of time in the same area is concerning, said Mandy Migura, Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding coordinator with NOAA.Daysha Eaton, KMXT – KodiakChignik fishermen stuck ashore as sockeye run failsThere is really only one thing to talk about in Chignik Bay these days: Where are the sockeye?Mitch Borden, KMXT – Chignik BayReview shows dramatic shift in Army Corps of Engineers permittingThe analysis by E&E News, a Washington D.C.-based news organization that covers energy and environment issues, showed that the corps allowed the destruction of thousands of acres of wetlands without requiring offsets for that development as it had in the past.Casey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageAlaska cannabis taxes reach new highThe state Department of Revenue reported collecting nearly $1.2 million in May. It is the fourth time this year that state tax collections topped $1 million.The Associated PressSpruce beetles reach ‘outbreak’ levelsOver the last two years, an outbreak concentrated in southcentral Alaska’s Susitna River drainage and northwest Kenai Peninsula has affected more than 500,000 acres of forest.Erin McKinstry, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageCaught in immigration mess, U.S.-born Tsimshian teacher fights to stay in ancestral territoryWhen the homelands of indigenous groups straddle the border between the U.S. and Canada, traveling back-and-forth becomes an immigration issue. You would think the countries have similar policies, but it isn’t that easy.Tripp Crouse, KTOO – JuneauAnchorage Botanical Garden celebrates 25th anniversaryAlaska isn’t exactly known for tropical orchids. But that hasn’t stopped Anchorage’s Botanical Garden from raising them. It’s one of many unique projects that the non-profit has undertaken since opening its doors a quarter of a century ago.Erin McKinstry, Alaska Public Media – Anchoragelast_img read more

Passenger Dragged Off United Airlines Flight Sparks Uproar

first_imgVideo Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/10153816/US-IL-Passenger-Removed-CR-2.mp400:0000:0000:35Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video of police officers dragging a passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight sparked an uproar Monday on social media, and a spokesman for the airline insisted that employees had no choice but to contact authorities to remove the man.As the flight waited to depart from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, officers could be seen grabbing the screaming man from a window seat, pulling him across the armrest and dragging him down the aisle by his arms. The airline was trying to make room for four of its employees on the Sunday evening flight to Louisville, Kentucky.Other passengers on Flight 3411 are heard saying, “Please, my God,” ”What are you doing?” ”This is wrong,” ”Look at what you did to him” and “Busted his lip.”Passenger Audra D. Bridges posted the video on Facebook. Her husband, Tyler Bridges, said United offered $400 and then $800 vouchers and a hotel stay for volunteers to give up their seats. When no one volunteered, a United manager came on the plane and announced that passengers would be chosen at random.When airline employees named four customers who had to leave the plane, three of them did so. The fourth person refused to move, and police were called, United spokesman Charlie Hobart said.Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines’ parent company, described the event as “upsetting” and apologized for “having to re-accommodate these customers.” He said the airline was conducting a review and reaching out to the passenger to “further address and resolve this situation.”The passenger told the manager that he was a doctor who needed to see patients in the morning, Bridges said. Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Related Content July 3, 2012 — Researchers have announced the results of a study that highlights new echocardiographic methods that can detect latent systolic function in obese patients.“Obesity is a major public health problem in the United States, and increases the risk of various cardiovascular diseases. Our study evaluated both the relaxation and contraction phase of the heart’s function in morbidly obese patients referred for preoperative evaluation prior to bariatric surgery. We found that two out of five morbidly obese patients have abnormalities in the relaxation phase of the heart (stiff hearts). Furthermore, one in five of those with relaxation abnormalities also have early evidence of contraction abnormalities,” explained Farooq A. Chaudhry, MD, Associate Chief of Cardiology, Director of Echocardiography and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, senior author of the study.The study, led by primary investigator Harikrishna Makani, also from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, included 340 patients who were referred for stress echocardiography for pre-operative evaluation prior to bariatric surgery. The authors utilized echocardiographic blood and tissue Doppler imaging parameters specifically assessing the relaxation and contraction phase of the heart. They found that abnormalities in the relaxation phase in this patient population are frequently accompanied by early contraction abnormalities as well.A poster based on the results will be displayed on Monday, July 2, in the poster and exhibit hall at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions at the Gaylord National, National Harbor, Md. Researchers will be available in the Hall from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.For more information: www.asecho.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | July 03, 2012 New Echocardiographic Methods Find Cardiac Dysfunction in One of Four Morbidly Obese Patients Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more last_img read more

Survey Older Buyers Ready to Enter SingleFamily Market as Home Sales Rise

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News August 11, 2014 469 Views Survey: Older Buyers Ready to Enter Single-Family Market as Home Sales Rise Confidence Home Builders National Association of Home Builders 2014-08-11 Krista Franks Brockcenter_img Despite a decline in home starts in June, homebuilder confidence in the single-family, 55+ market is on the rise. In fact, the second quarter marked the 11th consecutive year-over-year increase in confidence in this sector, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).NAHB measures confidence in the 55+ sectors of both the single-family and multifamily markets each quarter. An index score below 50 reflects that more builders have a negative outlook on market conditions, while a score higher than 50 reflects a positive outlook among more than half of builders surveyed.The single-family 55+ index charted a score of 56 in the second quarter, marking the highest second-quarter level the index has reached since its debut in 2008, according to NAHB. The index is up three points over the year and six points over the quarter.Builders’ outlooks on current home sales and expectations of home sales over the next six months contributed to the index’s climb year-over-year in the second quarter, while perceptions of prospective buyer traffic detracted from the increase.The index level for prospective buyer traffic fell six points annually in the second quarter to a level of 42, meaning more than half of builders feel prospective buyer traffic is currently slow.Despite the slow traffic, NAHB’s chief economist, David Crowe, attributes the overall climb in confidence in the 55+ market to “the slow but steady increase in existing home sales in the last three months.””The 55+ market is strongly driven by consumers being able to sell their existing homes at a favorable price in order to buy or rent in a 55+ community,” Crowe said. These buyers are also attracted to new construction, according to Steve Bomberger, chairman of NAHB’s 50+ Housing council. Older buyers “are very selective and have high expectations,” he said.Compared to the 55+ single-family market, the 55+ multifamily market looks a bit lackluster. Homebuilder confidence in current sales, anticipated sales over the next six months, and prospective buyer traffic all dropped over the second quarter.However, despite these declines, which brought the overall index reading to 38, NAHB noted this is the second-highest reading the multifamily index has shown in the second quarter of any year since the index began tracking confidence in 2008.The highest reading was a score of 39, which occurred in both of the previous two quarters.Builders are currently relatively confident about the 55+ rental market. This index stands at 53, after a 3-point annual rise in the second quarter, according to NAHB. Sharelast_img read more

NEW YORK NY – A Ram truck ad that used a speech

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – A Ram truck ad that used a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., is drawing a backlash.The ad shows people doing service-oriented tasks set against audio of King’s speech, which urges people to be “great” by serving the greater good. It was supposed to highlight the volunteer program Ram Nation.But it was criticized by viewers and ad experts alike for forging too tenuous a connection with the civil rights hero.On Twitter, most people expressed the idea that using King’s speech to “sell trucks” crossed a line between a heartfelt message and exploiting emotions just to push a vehicle.“They pushed it over the edge,” said Kelly O’Keefe, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Brandcenter. “You wanted to root for it because the cause is good, but it just didn’t end up fitting the brand, so you ended up feeling a little bit manipulated.”“The use of MLK to promote Ram trucks strikes many people as crass and inappropriate,” said Tim Calkins, a marketing professor at Northwestern University.Watching at home, some viewers expressed distaste for the ad as well.“I liked being reminded of Martin Luther King’s speech (but) I’m not sure it was fitting for a truck commercial,” said Kimberly Stites, who was watching the game in Gretna, Nebraska. “I would have liked it better if they had said something like, ‘This reminder of all that we can be brought to you by ….’”Fiat Chrysler said in a statement that it worked closely with the King estate on the ad.The firm managing King’s intellectual property, Intellectual Properties Management, said in a statement that it approved the ad because it embodied King’s philosophy.On Twitter, the King Center in Atlanta said neither it nor Bernice King, King’s daughter, are in charge of licensing King’s speeches or other intellectual property.The ad is not the first one to use a King Speech. Telecom Alcatel used King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in a 1999 ad that was also approved by IPM.That ad shows King giving his most famous speech to an empty Mall in Washington D.C. to illustrate the idea that “before you can touch, you must first connect.”___Eds: An earlier version of this story mistakenly referred to Ram trucks, which are no longer affiliated with the Dodge brand. Ram truck ad using MLK speech draws backlash This photo provided by Ram Truck Brand shows a scene from the company’s Super Bowl spot. The Ram truck ad that used a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., is drawing a backlash. The ad shows people doing service-oriented tasks set against audio of King’s speech, which urges people to be “great” by serving the greater good rather than being successful. It was supposed to highlight the volunteer program Ram Nation. (Ram Truck Brand via AP) center_img by Mae Anderson, The Associated Press Posted Feb 5, 2018 6:13 am PDT Last Updated Feb 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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