Foster families across the province will be recognized for their dedication to young people during Foster Family Appreciation Week, Oct. 16-22. “Foster families provide safe and nurturing homes for children and youth during very difficult times,” said David Morse, Minister of Community Services. “Nova Scotia’s foster families welcome young people into their homes with extraordinary kindness and compassion. I hope that all Nova Scotians take the time during Foster Family Appreciation Week to thank foster families in their communities for the care they provide to some of our most vulnerable children.” There are more than 700 foster families in Nova Scotia. Each year, the third week in October is set aside to recognize the love and support foster families provide to children and youth in care. The theme of this year’s Foster Family Appreciation Week is Open Doors, Open Hearts. As part of its annual celebration, the Foster Care program once again hosted an art and poetry contest for children and youth. The selected art contest entry was created by Joy, age 17 while the author of the selected poetry submission was Willow, age 8. Their entries can be viewed on the Department of Community Services website at www.gov.ns.ca/coms . Foster Family Appreciation Week was launched on Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Agritech Park in Bible Hill. A family fun day was held to celebrate the accomplishments of foster families across the province. Certificates of recognition will also be awarded to foster families for every five years that they have been caring for young people. “Nova Scotians can be proud of the dedication and support foster families provide to children and youth in care every day,” said Jill Wilson Kingston, provincial foster care services co-ordinator. “Young people in foster care have diverse and sometimes challenging needs. Our foster parents are well-equipped to support them, with comprehensive training, a team-based approach, and caring and compassionate hearts.” All foster parents attend comprehensive training programs to prepare them to help the young people in their care. Training issues cover such varied topics as sensitivity, the developmental needs of children and non-violent crisis intervention. Experienced foster parent trainers share their knowledge and help deliver the Parent Resource: Information, Development and Education (PRIDE) training with the Department of Community Services and the Federation of Foster Families of Nova Scotia. Foster parents also receive support to assist with costs associated with helping the young people in their care. More information about foster care, including how families can take the first steps towards becoming involved, is available by calling the 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-800-565-1884.
I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone an impactful and engaged International Women’s Day! It is a time to celebrate our achievements and to take stock of our progress for women and girls in Nova Scotia. This year’s theme, #equality matters, is relevant to all Nova Scotians. Equality between women and men most certainly does matter. In fact, it is enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We have made great strides in achieving equality, such as in women’s advancements in education and workforce participation, yet challenges remain. A community where women are safe and economically secure is a community that is thriving. Women and girls make up 51 per cent Nova Scotia’s population. Women are more likely to earn the lowest wages, have precarious employment and are at the highest risk of violent victimization throughout their lives. Addressing these challenges is a collective effort that all Nova Scotians should be committed to. International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate women in leadership. Looking back, our history is rich with examples of women leaders who have made a difference in achieving equality. One of these women is Viola Desmond, a business woman and community leader who stood up for her rights and changed history. She is the first Canadian woman to be featured on our currency. You can read more of Viola Desmond’s story in The Nova Scotia Nine, http://women.gov.ns.ca/ns9, a wonderful volume reflecting through art and text on nine impressive women from our province’s history. There are a number of events here and across the country to markInternational Women’s Day. I am honoured to participate in the National Indigenous Women’s Summit in Toronto with indigenous women leaders from across Canada. I am joined at this important national gathering by 11 strong Mi’kmaq women who care deeply about opportunities for indigenous women in Nova Scotia. Eleven young women from across the province are representing their communities at the Daughters of the Vote National Leadership Summit on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. These young women leaders are marking the historic achievement of women’s enfranchisement in Canada. We are also celebrating women’s advancement in the trades and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, known as the STEM fields, at the Nova Scotia Community College, Waterfront Campus. This International Women’s Day event will showcase the Women Innovating in Nova Scotia bursary and a new series of portraits, The Women of STEM, by Nova Scotia artist Joanne Napier. For more information, go to http://women.gov.ns.ca/content/iwd-wins-bursary-and-art-exhibit. It is particularly important to acknowledge the impact of Nova Scotia’s first ever Sexual Violence Strategy. Freedom from violence is a human right. Community leaders across the province are working very hard to prevent sexual violence and to build knowledge, especially around how we understand consent to sexual activity. All Nova Scotians, especially those in positions of influence, need to understand the devastating impact of sexual violence and the right of persons to freely consent. I believe survivors, and I am committed to making a difference in the prevention of violence against women and girls in all its forms. To learn more about the awareness campaign, go to https://breakthesilencens.ca/. Our province needs the talents of everyone – women, men, girls and boys – to truly reach its full potential. Gender stereotypes hold us back. This International Women’s Day, I challenge all Nova Scotians to make a commitment to gender equality and to show that #equality matters in our families, workplaces and communities. -30-
New Delhi: Overseas investors have pulled out a net amount of Rs 3,014 crore from the Indian capital markets this month so far, but the trend may reverse following the removal of enhanced surcharge on FPIs, experts said.According to depositories data, foreign portfolio investors (FPI) withdrew a net amount of Rs 12,105.33 crore from equities, but pumped in Rs 9,090.61 crore into the debt segment during August 1-23.This has translated into a total net outflow of Rs 3,014.72 crore from the capital markets (both equity and debt). Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”Out of 15 trading sessions, foreign investors were net buyers in only two sessions. The sell off in equities continued due to a mix of factors including US Fed rate cut, US-China trade war and the post Budget tax hike on high income investors,” said Harsh Jain, co-founder and COO of Groww.The Centre on Friday announced a slew of measures to revive growth momentum, including rollback of enhanced super-rich tax on foreign and domestic equity investors imposed in the Budget. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostPrior to the announcement of enhanced super-rich tax in the Union Budget for 2019-20 in July, FPIs were net buyers for five consecutive months.FPIs had infused a net Rs 10,384.54 crore in June, Rs 9,031.15 crore in May, Rs 16,093 crore in April, Rs 45,981 crore in March and Rs 11,182 crore in February into the Indian capital markets.However, the position reversed in July, when FPIs turned net sellers to the tune of Rs 2,985.88 crore.Now, with the withdrawal of the enhanced surcharge on FPIs, confidence in the market is likely to be restored, analysts said. “One can now expect reversal of the FPI selling. The market is likely to look up from now on. However, sustained rally in the market will happen only when we have visibility on good earnings growth and reversal of the slowdown underway in the economy which requires more reforms.”The Finance Minister has announced that she will come back with more reforms soon. So, there is hope,” said V K Vijayakumar, chief investment strategist at Geojit Financial Services.
KAPUSKASING, O.N. – Global News is reporting that the two B.C. Homicide Suspects may have been seen in Northern Ontario.The Ontario Provincial Police says it is investigating a sighting of two “suspicious” men that the complainant believed to be B.C. murder suspects Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod.According to OPP, on Wednesday at around 10:30 a.m. local time, a suspicious, white vehicle was seen driving through a construction site on Highway 11 in the Northern Ontario town of Kapuskasing. Kapuskasing is located approximately 230 kilometres north of Sudbury.According to Global News, the OPP has not confirmed if this was, in fact, a sighting of the wanted men, saying only that the force is investigating a report of “two suspicious males.”According to the OPP, officers have been actively patrolling but have not located the vehicle.Earlier on Wednesday, the RCMP made the decision to scale back the search for the suspects after they were not located in the communities of Gillam and York landing, Manitoba.Schmegelsky and McLeod have been charged in connection with the death of Leonard Dyck near Dease Lake and are suspected of also killing Lucas Folwer and Chynna Deese. The RCMP have not released details about when the pair will be officially charged in the deaths near the Liard Hot Springs of Folwer and Deese.
Climate change must be taken as seriously as the issues that have traditionally monopolized first-order political attention such as conflict, poverty and the proliferation of deadly weapons, Secretary-General Kofi Annan told a United Nations conference on the issue in Nairobi today.“Instead of being economically defensive, let us start being more politically courageous,” he said. “The Nairobi conference must send a clear, credible signal that the world’s political leaders take climate change seriously. The question is not whether climate change is happening, but whether, in the face of this emergency, we ourselves can change fast enough.”Mr. Annan said climate change is not just an environmental issue, but is “an all-encompassing threat.” He cited growing threats posed by climate change to human health, the global food supply, to communities facing inundation due to rising sea-level, and as a threat to peace and security.“A few diehard sceptics continue trying to sow doubt. They should be seen for what they are: out of step, out of arguments and out of time. In fact, the scientific consensus is becoming not only more complete, but also more alarming. Many scientists long known for their caution are now saying that global warming trends are perilously close to a point of no return.”Economists, he added, are also warning about the cost of climate change, citing the recently released study by Nicholas Stern of the United Kingdom, who warned that climate change could shrink the global economy by 20 per cent, and cause economic and social disruption on a par with the two World Wars and the Great Depression. Mr. Annan said responding to climate change would be cost-effective. “Low emissions need not mean low growth, or stifling a country’s development aspirations,” he said, stressing that “it will cost far less to cut emissions now than to deal with the consequences later.” He called for more research and development, saying current levels “are woefully, dangerously low,” and for more “green” approaches to meet surging energy demand. And he stressed the need to help people to adapt to global warming and its effects, particularly in the world’s poorest countries.Mr. Annan praised a new initiative of five UN agencies launched today, the Nairobi Framework, to help developing countries, especially in Africa, to participate in the Clean Development Mechanism. He called the mechanism “an outstanding example of a UN-led partnership linking government action to the private sector in the developing world.”Also today, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced a new partnership that aims to provide assistance to reduce the vulnerability of poor countries and communities in the face of climate change and “climate proof” their economies.More than 100 ministers and 6,000 participants are attending the conference in Nairobi, where discussions are moving forward on efforts to support adaptation to climate change, as well as to discuss future commitments to reduce climate-change-causing greenhouse gas emissions after the 2012 expiration of the Kyoto Protocol, which contains binding emissions targets.Although the conference is not expected to result in a post-Kyoto agreement, discussions at the conference could prepare the way for a new commitment that can start at the beginning of 2013.Speaking to reporters after delivering his speech, Mr. Annan again sounded the alarm on the need for action. “We cannot wait until 2012 and I’m really hopeful that, given the kind of movement we are seeing now, the pressures governments and leaders are coming under, we will come up with a mechanism that will go beyond 2012.”Failure to reach an agreement “would be catastrophic,” he warned.
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. His disappearance after a night out on the Thekla, a nightclub on an converted old ship which is permanently moored in the city centre.And Deakon Wilkins, 24, was also found dead in the Floating Harbour near Temple Meads rail station on February 5 after he went missing in January.He was last seen leaving Motion nightclub in Avon Street in the early hours of Saturday, January 14.The spate of deaths has triggered speculation on social media that a serial killer could be on the loose, targeting men who have been out clubbing for the night. Kaye Hulme added: “I don’t care what any one says but there is something sinister about these deaths!”Police have said that the deaths of the first two men are not being treated as suspicious.Both cases have been handed to the Avon Coroner for investigation, rather than being treated as criminal cases.They have not yet said if the death of Abdulkadir Mahamoud’s is being treated as suspicious.Asked about the social media speculation Avon and Somerset police said: “There is nothing to suggest that any of the deaths are linked or suspicious.”They appear to have been tragic accidents.”We are always willing to receive new information and intelligence, which is not based on speculation.”We are continuing to work with the coroner on the incidents which are being treated as non-suspicious sudden deaths.”The spate of deaths has led to the Royal Life Saving Society issuing a warning for people to be more safety conscious near water. A body believed to be a missing 29-year-old Abdulkadir Mahamoud was pulled from the River Avon on FridayCredit: SWNS.com The bodies of three men have been recovered from the water in Bristol in the past six weeksCredit:SWNS.com Police have dismissed claims on social media that a serial killer is pushing people to their deaths in a city’s docks.The bodies of three men have been recovered from the water in Bristol in the past six weeks.A body believed to be a missing 29-year-old Abdulkadir Mahamoud was pulled from the River Avon on Friday.On February 27 the body of 26 year-old Lewis Ball was found in the nearby Floating Harbour after a two-week manhunt. Joe Henderson wrote on Facebook: “Police and the media are avoiding the obvious – becoming very clear that Bristol has a serial killer on the loose.”Alistair Bunce said: “Bristol Pusher strikes again? Surely CID must be starting to think there is someone out there pushing people in!”Bianca Symone Liliana Anoushka added: “This is strange. Been saying it for months now.”Noticed as they are all men and not women. Perhaps there’s a pusher? Perhaps robbing drunk men after nights out and pushing them in the river? Who knows?”
From Chile, SELE (Selective ELectrodeposition Enhancer) is a custom-designed device from New Tech Copper (NTC) for installation in electrowinning cells. Cathodes and anodes are confined within SELEs and this significantly enhances the copper extraction process by eliminating short-circuits and the use of spacers.NTC says the technology improves the physical quality of cathodes by 30 to 60% and the chemical quality by 10 to 40%. Additionally, there is a 5-7% increase in current efficiency. There is a reported 100% saving on service contracts – no need for:Shorts supervisionInstallation and supervision of plastic strips and anode spacersManual cathode stripping and quality packagingCathode repair and correction.NTC also reports increased lives for cathodes (40%), anodes (50%) and stripping machines (20%).
Source: GiphyGrim. So very, very grim.Previously: 8 body woes every woman dreads in warm weather> “SUMMER BREEZE, MAKES me feel fiiii-iiiine…” Where is this summer breeze? And why don’t we feel fine?We’ve taken you through the complications women face when warm weather strikes, and now we’re talking about THE MENZ. They have some serious stuff to deal with in summer too, y’know.The sandals dilemmaAs one male DailyEdge.ie staffer puts it: “Is the additional comfort and ventilation of sandals worth it for the derision and disgust male sandals inspire in all humanity?” Source: Wikimedia Source: WordPressIs it, indeed.Getting a farmer’s tanIrish people aren’t the best at remembering sun cream, so they get sun burned. Source: Flickr/Matt GouletFor men this means dual-toned arms, which as everyone knows is such a sexy look.Bald-patch sunburnAnd then there’s the worry that if you are bald or balding, you’ll get burned up there too. Source: Flickr/Ho John LeeThe horror.Sweat patchesThere’s just no way to style them out. None. Source: ShutterstockTo shave or not to shave?Contrary to popular belief, having a beard will not make you feel hotter in the summer. Summer beard decorating tips Source: Flickr/drainhookSo please listen to this message, from facial hair-loving ladies everywhere: DON’T SHAVE OFF YOUR PRECIOUS BEARDS.The socks or no socks debateSocks are too warm and look terrible with shorts, but no socks could lead to awful foot stink. The very worst offence Source: WikimediaOne TheJournal.ie writer advises men in this dilemma to plump for some ankle socks, which he has described as “a big breakthrough”.Stinking to high heavens Source: NocookieIt’s what sweating profusely does to you. You know you smell bad because you can smell that other lad who’s also sweating profusely, and it’s not pretty.Having to wear a suitPerhaps the ultimate form of warm weather torture.May we suggest a short suit, like Pharrell? Source: ©Chase Rollins 2014/AFF-USA.comOn second thoughts, maybe not.‘Betty swollocks’As readers Patrick Moran and Fergal O’Hagan put it so eloquently in our article about women’s warm weather woes:
A STRONG EARTHQUAKE knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan this morning, killing at least three people and injuring dozens.The Osaka prefectural government’s disaster management department said two people were found dead, while the Ibaraki city official confirmed a third victim.The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said more than 90 were injured in Osaka and nearby prefectures of Hyogo and Kyoto.One victim was a nine-year-old girl knocked down by a concrete wall at her elementary school as she walked by.A man in his 80s died in the collapse of a concrete wall in Osaka city. An 84-year-old man in nearby Ibaraki died after a bookshelf fell on top of him at home, according to city officials. School children take shelter in their school yard in Ikeda, Osaka. 14,870 Views Monday 18 Jun 2018, 7:03 AM At least three killed and 90 injured as earthquake shakes Japan’s Osaka One of the victims was a nine-year-old girl who was killed when a wall collapsed on her at school. 1 Comment https://jrnl.ie/4076332 Short URL Share79 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Jun 18th 2018, 7:03 AM By Associated Press Many homes and buildings, including a major hospital, were temporarily without power, though electricity was restored at most places by midafternoon.The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck shortly after 8am north of Osaka at a depth of about 13 kilometres, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The strongest shaking was north of Osaka, but the quake rattled large parts of western Japan, including Kyoto, the agency said.The quake knocked over walls, broke windows and set off scattered building fires. It toppled book shelves in homes and scattered goods on shop floors. It also cracked roads and broke water pipes, leaving homes without water. Water floods out from a crack in the road following the earthquake in Takatsuki in Osaka. Source: Yohei/Nishimura/Koyodo News/APThe morning commute was disrupted, as dozens of domestic flights in and out of Osaka were grounded, while train and subway service in the Osaka area including the bullet train were suspended to check for damage. Debris of damaged walls scattered following the earthquake in Ibataki, Osaka. Source: Yosuke Mizuno/Kyodo News/APPassengers were seen exiting trains on the tracks between stations. Some subway services started to resume in the afternoon.The earthquake reminded many in Japan of the magnitude 7.3 Hanshin-Kobe quake in 1995 that killed more than 6,000 in the region. Monday’s quake also followed a series of smaller quakes near Tokyo in recent weeks. A supermarket in Hirakata, Osaka, after this morning’s earthquake. Source: Ikuo Tatsumi/Kyodo News via APA 30-year-old lawyer Jun Kawasaki said the quake reminded him of the Kobe quake 23 years ago, and started packing up immediately to run away.“It was not as bad as the Kobe quake,” he told the Associated Press from Osaka. His girlfriend ducked down under the table. Elevators in his office building were out of operation. “I used the stairs but I was out of breath by the time I arrived at my office on the 20th floor.”
In our current economy there is a fine line between a thriving and sinking business. Recent ABS figures show retail businesses only enjoyed 0.3 percent growth in April, with a small increase in clothing and soft good retailing, household good retailing, and other retailing, whilst food retailing, department stores and cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services declined.According to marketing consultant Connie Kosti, the one thing that differentiates who will and wont survive is their ability to adapt to the changing economic environment.“The key to keeping your head above water is to always be in touch with clients, to understand what they need and what they don’t like. You need to be flexible so you can modify what you are offering in response to the market.”Such a strategy has allowed Peter Mavridis, CEO of IT Services Group, S Central to find a niche in the information technology market and enjoy 33 percent growth in the last financial year. This at a time when the industry has had negative growth.“S Central has positioned itself during this downturn by focussing on its customers and delivering to their expectations,” Mavridis said. “It focuses on IT Services and that business has continued to grow as organisations are reducing the size of their IT Departments and requiring organisations like S Central to make up the technical requirements.”Kosti underscores that marketing is a crucial element of surviving the downturn.“Even in good times businesses need to be marketing so that when you continue marketing in bad times business remains constant.”Founder of Souvlakihut, Bill Fotiadis, attributes his company’s 20 to 25 per cent growth to a significant, long term investment in marketing.Souvlakihut is currently advertising on TV in three states and is aggressively rolling out new stores across the nation.“Remember if a potential customer does not know what you do or (what you) sell, they will never walk into your store or use your service,” Fotiadis said. “Get out there, be loud and get everyone’s attention.” Kosti explains that larger businesses can afford to undertake long-term mainstream media campaigns in difficult times and adds that small businesses can still create employ an effective marketing strategy with a limited budget. Regular calls or email contact with existing and prospective clients, sponsoring community clubs, internet advertising, and importantly, bundling services are some of the marketing initiatives small businesses can implement.“Lets imagine you are a tourism business in Wollongong. You would aim to give people a strong reason to visit your destination by packaging a complete service. “That is, by pulling together flights, accommodation, wine, cheese manufacturer and art gallery visits into one package. In this way you not only touch on all the senses, you also make it easier for the consumer.”While consumers are spending less, Kosti encourages a focus on adding value rather than discounting.Fotiadis has successfully employed this technique with Souvlakihut’s ‘Kids Eat Free’ promotion, which has resulted in both consumer affordability and increased sales.Kosti also suggests networking with related businesses to drive traffic to each other. For example a fashion store could offer their clients exclusive discounts to the nearby hairdressing salon, with the logic that the client may be looking to have their hair styled for that special event. The hairdressing salon could in turn offer discounts to their clients at the coffee shop next door.There are different ways that businesses both large and small can take to ride the downturn.Kosti reminds us to stay confident.“As a business owner you have to be optimistic and feel there’s opportunity to keep growing. If you start believing everything you read or hear you are going to be affected.”This message is reinforced by Fotiadis who says that when you are in business you should look at luck as a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat the luckier you will get. Business tips in a snap shotContinued marketing is crucial. Periodically review your marketing strategy to ensure that it is effective.The reality is the people still need to live and buy/ services on offer. Business owners need to keep talking to their consumers about what they need and adapt accordingly.People are time poor, therefore the way you interact with consumers needs to get to the point faster. For example, in a brochure, shorter text is easier to read. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Andrews Labor government has moved ahead with its plans to ban commercial net fishing in Victoria’s Port Phillip Bay by April 2022, after its proposed Fisheries Amendment Bill 2015 passed the lower house last week. Under the proposal, the government will cough up $27 million in compensation to commercial licence holders, but the controversial bill has stirred Victoria’s seafood industry, which has found support from the likes of chef George Calombaris, with claims it will increase prices and kill jobs in the state. The Melbourne Seafood Centre released a statement slamming the government’s initiative, suggesting popular fish like King George whiting, rock flathead, garfish and calamari will not be available fresh from the bay. According to Johnathon Davey from Seafood Industry Victoria, 43 commercial fishing businesses will be affected, resulting in 600 tonnes of seafood unavailable to Victorians – with produce from Port Phillip Bay equating to 10 to 16 per cent of Victoria’s supply. Kon Magdanis from Camberwell Market Seafoods agreed with the sentiment, telling Neos Kosmos it will be everyday Victorians who will pay the price. “It’ll dramatically increase the price of fish across the board, people who are struggling, they’ll probably drop off and not buy fish,” he said. “There’s talk that we might have to tackle imported fish, it’s just going to increase prices of fish across the board and the majority of Victorians will miss out on fresh fish out of the bay.” Magdanis – who has been involved in the industry for 35 years – stressed the quality of consumable fish will decrease as well. “If we can’t source bay fish from Port Philip Bay then we’ll have to access it from outer areas of Victoria, it might be corner inlets that will take 24 hours to get it to the market floor, whereas out of the bay we can get it onto the market floor within four hours, so there’s a difference in quality.” He was supported by fellow business owner Nick Roussis, who runs Mermaid Seafood at three separate locations, who said his business will suffer as a result of the measures. “The Port Philip Bay fish makes up 30 per cent of my total sales every year. I’m looking at losing roughly about a million dollars a year in sales and possibly putting off three or four staff,” he told Neos Kosmos. “Even though they know what they’re doing is wrong – to deny five million Victorians fresh seafood, and they know about 250 jobs will go as a result of this.” But the government claims the move will not increase pricing or harm access to seafood. “What should be understood about this is that this is a ban on commercial netting in Port Phillip Bay. It is not a ban on commercial fishing in this area. There will be significant fishing activity. There will still be fish available, whether it is at Queen Victoria Market or at local restaurants,” Agricultural Minister Jacinta Allan was quoted in the Herald Sun as saying. Debate about the proposed legislation resumed in the upper house on Thursday.
111 tags have been attached to halibut through Kachemak Bay, tags are worth $250, $500, $1000 with two tags big tags: Homer Charter Association tag worth $10,000 and the Homer Chamber of Commerce tag worth $25,000. The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby is the longest running halibut derby in the state of Alaska, with over $90,000.00 in CASH prizes, and runs May 15 to September 15 each year. You can purchase Derby tickets at businesses all over Homer, and tickets are required in order to participate. Winners will be announced at the September 20th Jackpot Halibut Derby Gala. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center’s 33rd Annual Jackpot Halibut Derby starts tomorrow, May 15. Derby info available at: www.HomerAlaska.org/jackpot-halibut-derby.html
Shares of private sector lender, Yes Bank, fell over five percent on Thursday after the bank announced a qualified institutional placement (QIP) issue or share sale of over $1 billion to boost its capital base.The Yes Bank stock closed at Rs. 1,326 on Thursday, down 5.65 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange.”The QIP is now opened across the world and we expect investors from across the world to participate. We are targeting $1 billion in line with the enabling resolution from our shareholders. This is growth capital for our bank, which is growing at 30 percent, and we will ensure that we continue to grow at that pace,” the Economic Times quoted Rana Kapoor, CEO at Yes Bank.A QIP is a process by which a listed company raises funds by selling its shares to institutional investors. During an interview with Bloomberg in June, the bank’s CEO had said that the QIP would result in diluting between 12-13.5 percent stake.Yes Bank is reportedly selling shares worth Rs. 6,600 crore (about $1 billion) to institutional investors at Rs.1, 410 per share. Goldman Sachs, Edelweiss, Religare, Motilal Oswal and HSBC are among some of the lender banks for the institutional placement issue.According to media reports, shareholders of the Mumbai-based bank had approved fund-raising to the tune of $1 billion.The bank had managed to raise about $500 million (about Rs. 2,900 crore) through the same route in May 2014. During the time, it had hired HSBC Holdings Plc, Deutsche Bank, Motilal Oswal Securities Limited, JM Financial Ltd and UBS in addition to Goldman Sachs for the fund raising.
.The government has approved a project for setting up a oil terminal on 192 acres of land of a reserved forest in Maheskhali, defying objections from the forest department and environmentalists.If this project is implemented, some 25,000 trees will be cut down, the department has expressed apprehensions.”The construction work (as part of project impelentation) will cause soil erosion, water pollution, release of chemical wastes and a variety of natural disasters,” the forest department said in a letter sent to the environment and forest ministry last year.The ministry sent a proposal to the cabinet division on 27 March, seeking permission for felling thousands of trees at Maheshkhali reserved forest to construct the oil terminal.The government gave Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) the permission on 1 March for construction of an unrefined fuel terminal, Maheshkhali in Cox’s Bazar, the country’s only hilly island. It will cost around Tk 45 billion.Environmental experts said implementation of such a project would result in damage to the forest and wildlife in Maheshkhali as well as a natural disaster.A fuel terminal, if set up, will affect biodiversity and ecosystem of Maheshkhali reserved forest, a home to endangered species such as Maya deer and python. Water in surrounding areas will be contaminated, the environmentalists pointed out.The environment and forest ministry said, a total of 1,701 old trees and another 1,250 trees of different types will be cut down for implementing the project. For the loss of forest resources, the BPC is set to pay Tk 13.6 million as compensation.The forest department initially estimated the value of overall loss at Tk 2.77 billion, but later refixed it downwardly — at Tk 470 million.Unrefined fuels, imported from abroad, will be brought to the Maheshkhali terminal directly from mother vessels in deep sea. The fuels will then be taken to Eastern Refinery in Anwara, Chattogram.The forest ministry’s acting secretary Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury told Prothom Alo recently that such project has to be allowed for the sake of development.“We will, however, try to minimise the damage,” he said.The official added that the ministry has asked the BPC to plant saplings five times higher than the number of trees to be cut down, and nurture them for the subsequent 10 years.The ministry has already received the prime minister’s nod in favour of these activities, he claimed.The BPC had in 2016 sought the permission to acquire 192 acres of lands on the basis of lease from the forest ministry.A six-member expert committee was also formed to assess the value of biodiversity.A member of the committee and also professor at Chattogram University’s forestry and rnvironmental science department Kamal Hossain told Prothom Alo that they recommended not giving permission for using the forest land.”We attend meetings and seminars and make commitments to protecting forests. Returning home, we forget and give permissions to use forests. Such decisions will cause disasters in the coastal areas,” he expressed his views.Nature and wildlife expert Anisuzzaman, who is working for big government and UN projects, observed that forests and hills can easily be destroyed only after getting permission from the ministries.He said reserved forests have been the targets for implementing big projects and making infrastructures.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam and Farjana Liakat.
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News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more 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 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 Related Content 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 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. 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 News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… 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 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. 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 News | February 12, 2009 ACR, NY Dept. of Health Aim to Sharpen Mammography Read Skills 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 February 12, 2009 – The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the New York State Department of Health have partnered to distribute 1,500 copies of the College’s Mammography Case Review (MCR4) educational CD-ROM free of charge to physicians in approximately 600 ACR-accredited mammography facilities throughout New York state.Mammography Case Review (MCR4), a self-evaluation educational tool, enables physicians to test and improve their skills regarding the detection of cancers and other abnormalities via mammography by allowing them to evaluate multiple cases in a controlled electronic setting, supplementing their real world experience with case types that they may not have previously experienced.“Mammography has undoubtedly served to reduce breast cancer deaths nationwide and is the gold standard for detection of breast cancer. However, mammograms remain one of the most challenging exams for physicians to interpret. The ACR is proud to offer this important tool to help physicians better interpret this extremely important exam which is of paramount importance in the battle against breast cancer,” said Harvey L. Neiman, M.D., FACR, Executive Director of the ACR.The CD-based Mammography Case Review provides instant feedback to the user identifying abnormalities that they may have missed (if any) and prepares them to better detect such indications in the future.“Mammography Case Review enables physicians to sharpen their mammography skills on some of the most challenging cases that they may ever encounter and allows any learning curve to take place online instead of on patients,” said Lawrence Davis, M.D., FACR, vice chair and program director, department of radiology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and chair of the American College of Radiology Education Commission. “This vital training will benefit physicians and their patients throughout New York just as it does nationwide.”Participants may claim up to 9 American Medical Association (AMA) PRA Category 1 Credits for completing the MCR4 program which, under this agreement, is provided free of charge to New York state ACR-accredited mammography facilities. In addition, radiologists who successfully complete this program will obtain up to three (3) Self Assessment Module credits from the American Board of Radiology (ABR).For more information: www.acr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 Therapixel Appoints Matthieu Leclerc-Chalvet as CEO Artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer screening specialist Therapixel announced the appointment of Matthieu… read more
News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more May 25, 2016 — New Mayo Clinic research suggests that many pancreatic cancer patients whose tumors have grown around the pancreas to encompass critical blood vessels are candidates for surgery, even though conventional wisdom has suggested otherwise. The organization has been fine-tuning a protocol to treat this group — which accounts for roughly one-third of pancreatic cancer patients — and in two studies found survival now stretching into years.The findings were presented at the Pancreas Club and Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract annual meetings in San Diego.“We’re definitely seeing a revolution,” said Mark Truty, M.D., a gastrointestinal surgical oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., who is first author of one abstract and senior author of the other. “A lot of this has to do with better chemotherapy drugs and use of what we call multimodal therapy: chemotherapy, radiation and then an aggressive operation. Now we can potentially offer these therapies to patients who previously were told they had no options.”About 50,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year in the United States. Historically, only about 7 percent of pancreatic cancer patients have lived at least five years after diagnosis.Because the cancer tends to spread before symptoms appear, it is found early enough to make surgery a clear-cut option in only about 15 percent of patients. In about half of patients, the cancer has spread throughout the body by the time it is diagnosed, ruling out surgery.In one-third of patients, cancer hasn’t spread through the body, but has grown around veins and arteries in and around the pancreas. For decades, surgery was considered too risky and ineffective to be performed in most of those patients. The Mayo studies chronicle a transformation in treatment for these patients.In the study presented at the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract annual meeting, researchers analyzed surgical outcomes for the past 25 years among such stage 3 patients who had surgery requiring removal and reconstruction of arteries. They found that most of the operations on this group were performed in the past five years, since the advent of improved chemotherapy and radiation.Although these surgeries carry more risk than operations not requiring removal and reconstruction of arteries, there appeared to be a significant long-term survival advantage in patients treated with chemotherapy and radiation followed by such aggressive operations. Those who had surgery without chemotherapy or radiation first didn’t do well long-term, while patients who had chemotherapy and/or radiation before surgery did significantly better long-term, the researchers found. Looking at short-term outcomes, they discovered that complication rates have decreased over time.“All in all, it shows that these patients, who would typically not be offered an operation, can have good short-term and long-term results with the appropriate protocol and treatment sequence,” Truty said.In the study presented at the Pancreas Club meeting, researchers analyzed modern surgical outcomes for stage 3 patients whose tumors involved blood vessels and who had a specific protocol of chemotherapy, radiation and aggressive surgery.Eighty patients have now gone through the Mayo protocol with data available for review. The study found that the median survival time after patients complete the protocol is approaching four years, about four times that of patients who do not have surgery. The patients who do even better than that include:Those who receive more chemotherapy before surgery;People who have a particular tumor marker known as CA 19-9 that returns to normal after chemotherapy; andThose whose tumors, when analyzed after removal, are found to have only minimal cancer left.The study also found that in a majority of patients, computed tomography (CT) scans before surgery showed that their tumors didn’t shrink after chemotherapy. However, when the tumors were removed, it turned out most of the cancer was dead.“We’re hoping that data from this analysis will now spread to the rest of the country, and now people will have a road map for how to treat these patients and how to choose which patients will benefit from such complex operations,” Truty said. He hopes patients feel a sense of optimism, that there are options.“Not everyone wants to sign up for these big operations or these long protocols of chemotherapy and radiation. But they have the options available to them to make that educated decision about whether this is something that would benefit them,” Truty said. “We’re offering an additional bit of hope for a pretty substantial number of patients who had previously been ignored.”For more information: www.mayoclinic.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more 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 Related Content News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more 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 | Radiation Therapy | May 25, 2016 Chemo, Radiation, Surgery Combo Boosts Survival for Pancreatic Cancer Group Mayo Clinic research finds group previously thought ineligible for surgery has improved survival with triple therapy The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more
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