Homeless in Yellowknife at 50 below zero

first_imgAPTN National NewsWhile the number of homeless people living in Yellowknife continues to rise, there’s only one shelter for them to go to.Now some are saying it’s poorly managed.What are their options when temperatures fall to -50C?APTN National News reporter Wayne Rivers has the story.last_img

New 25B contract awarded to manage nuclear weapons lab

first_imgALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Overseeing a top nuclear weapons laboratory that has had security and safety problems will be the responsibility of a new management team that includes two universities and a research firm that does work around the world, the U.S. government announced Friday.The National Nuclear Security Administration chose Triad National Security LLC as the winning bidder to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory, the birthplace of the atomic bomb. Comprised of Ohio-based Battelle Memorial Institute, Texas A&M University and the University of California, the team will begin taking over later this year.The contract — worth an estimated $2.5 billion a year — marks a big step as federal officials look to get the lab back on track after safety lapses and missed goals.The lab in recent years has mishandled plutonium and mistakenly shipped nuclear material to other federal facilities via a commercial cargo plane. It also inappropriately packaged waste that led to a radiation release and a nearly three-year closure of the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository.Criticism of the lab’s safety record has intensified as the federal government pushes to restart production of plutonium cores for the nation’s nuclear weapons arsenal.Following serious concerns about management more than a decade ago, the University of California formed a consortium with Bechtel and other private companies to become Los Alamos National Security LLC.Problems persisted, however, and federal officials announced in 2015 that the contract wouldn’t be renewed due to missed performance goals.The National Nuclear Security Administration followed up in 2017 with a request for proposals that called for the would-be contractor to foster a “security conscious culture,” something watchdog groups have said has been missing at the lab.NNSA Administrator Lisa Gordon-Hagerty didn’t address the lab’s previous problems in a statement issued Friday. Instead, she mentioned its history of scientific innovations related to national security.“The lab will continue to be a critical resource to ensure the future safety and security of the United States as we begin work on new endeavours, like the effort to recapitalize our plutonium pit mission,” she said.Gordon-Hagerty was referring to a recent recommendation by her agency that Los Alamos each year produce at least 30 plutonium cores — the triggers for nuclear warheads.Production of the cores has been based at Los Alamos since the 1990s, although none have been turned out since 2011 because of safety problems and concerns about a lack of accountability.At least 50 cores, also known as pits, will be produced each year at the U.S. Energy Department’s Savanna River Site in South Carolina under the recommendations outlined in May.The effort is worth hundreds of jobs and billions of dollars in federal funding that would be needed to either revamp existing buildings or construct new factories to support the work.The National Nuclear Security Administration said Triad was “the best value” when all factors were considered and will provide future stability for up to 10 years if all contract options are exercised.The contract is a boon for U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s alma mater. Texas A&M regents who authorized pursuit of the deal include some of Perry’s biggest political donors and his personal attorney.Asked whether Perry, a former governor of Texas, spoke with Texas A&M officials or regents during the bidding process, A&M System spokesman Laylan Copelin on Friday referred to a brief statement that didn’t address Perry’s possible involvement.In that statement, University of California and Texas A&M officials said they were committed to building on seven decades of world-class research and innovation at Los Alamos.The National Nuclear Security Administration said Perry played no role in the evaluation or selection of Triad.Asked about the lab’s troubled history, the University of California’s Office of the President said it could not provide any more information about the new management team’s plans until the transition begins later this year.The University of California has played a role in management since the lab’s inception in the 1940s as part of the Manhattan Project.Watchdog groups that have been critical of the safety lapses at the New Mexico lab were concerned about the University of California’s continued role and political influence in that state.Greg Mello with the Los Alamos Study Group questioned whether the universities, Battelle and the other companies will be able to keep clear lines of responsibility.___AP writer Paul Weber contributed to this report from Austin, Texas.last_img read more

UN report says fragile climate puts food security at risk

first_imgBANGKOK — A United Nations report says that feeding a hungry planet is increasingly difficult as climate change and depletion of land and other resources undermines food systems.A report by the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization released Wednesday says population growth requires supplies of more nutritious food at affordable prices.But increasing farm output is hard given the “fragile state of the natural resource base” since humans have outstripped Earth’s carrying capacity in terms of land, water and climate change.Food security is also endangered by civil strife and other conflicts. In Yemen, where thousands of civilians have died in airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition, the aid group Save the Children says 85,000 children under 5 may have died of hunger or disease in the civil war.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Charlie Lake PreChristmas Market to support Alaya McCormick

first_imgCHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – The Charlie Lake Pre-Christmas Market and Fundraiser is supporting Alaya McCormick at this year’s market.Alaya McCormick is a 15-year-old girl that attends North Peace Secondary School and is currently battling stage three cancer.Nicole Sztabkowski, an organizer for the Pre-Christmas Market, says she usually picks a charity that they will donate to within the community that is in need of assistance. “For this market, in particular, I’ve done a few, and I usually donate all the proceeds to different foundations. I chose her because I felt that the family needed a little extra help,”Sztabkowski says that all the money raised from the market will be going to McCormick.“How it works is, all the tables rentals that I collect, all after the hall is rented and paid for, all those sales go to her and as well, every vendor is asked to donate a door prize, and we sell the door prize tickets, and all of that money goes towards her as well,”Sztabkowski hopes the market will raise $2,000 for McCormick.So far, there have been a number of community events to help support McCormick and her family during cancer treatment.The Charlie Lake Pre-Christmas Market and Fundraiser takes place Saturday, November 10, at the Charlie Lake Hall.last_img read more

Deadly outbreak of kalaazar disease continues in South Sudan UN agency says

WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic told reporters in Geneva that more than 18,000 cases of the disease have been recorded in South Sudan since the outbreak emerged in September 2009, with children mostly affected.The outbreak has since spread to other areas of the newly independent country, and the number of new cases so far this year is a third higher than the equivalent figures from last year, he added.WHO is working with national health authorities to reduce the number of deaths in the outbreak, in part by increasing the number of health-care facilities providing treatment for the tropical disease.Visceral leishmaniasis occurs in three clinical forms, and the current outbreak in South Sudan involves kala-azar, the most serious form.Kala-azar, which is transmitted by the bite of sandflies, can cause death by attacking a person’s internal organs and bone marrow and has a mortality rate of 95 per cent if it is not treated.Daniel Dagne, a medical officer for WHO, said the number of deaths from the outbreak was likely to be under-reported in South Sudan, which has little infrastructure and numerous remote communities. 28 October 2011At least 720 people have died in South Sudan from a protracted outbreak of visceral leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease, and the number of deaths could be much higher, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today. read more

WatchWhat the merger of Shoppers Optimum and PC Plus loyalty cards means

Customers at Shoppers Drug Mart or any of Loblaw Companies Ltd.’s grocery stores will soon use a new, unified loyalty program that replaces Optimum and PC Plus points.Loblaw (TSX:L) will merge the two programs starting Feb. 1, 2018 under the name PC Optimum — a long-anticipated move that comes more than three years after the grocery giant acquired the pharmacy chain and its in-house Shopper Optimum system.“We’re bringing the very best of Shoppers Optimum and PC Plus together,” said Uwe Stueckmann, senior vice president of marketing.PC Optimum is “the future of loyalty programs for Loblaw companies,” he said, “harnessing both the power of PC Plus and Shoppers Optimum across the unified network of our stores coast to coast.”Food retailer Loblaw raising handling fee for its largest suppliersLoblaw could be stoking another supplier showdownCIBC launches Simplii Financial direct banking but customers finding glitchesFor the company, the merger creates a more efficient and unified data collection system to gather insights to better target customers, an increasingly important tool for grocers in a highly competitive market.Consumers can keep collecting points as usual until Feb. 1 next year when their Optimum and/or Plus points will move to the new program at equal value. If a collector has $100 worth of Optimum points, they will receive $100 worth of PC Optimum points, for example.In Quebec, where Shoppers Drug Mart operates under the Pharmaprix name, the Pharmaprix Optimum program will end on Jan. 31, 2018 and members will have until May 2 that year to redeem their points or convert them at equal value to the new program.Collectors will then use a single card or app and continue to earn points on money spent at Shoppers. They’ll also be able to earn points through personalized offers and in-store promotions at all stores, and by using the President’s Choice Financial MasterCard.The new program will have an easy to remember redemption system — with 10,000 points valued at $10, 20,000 points at $20 and so on to a maximum single transaction redemption of $500. Shoppers can use their reward money at any of Loblaw’s nearly 2,500 stores and the company’s websites.Consumers will earn 50 per cent more points for almost every dollar spent at Shoppers Drug Mart locations to help account for the higher number of points needed for each redemption level. Under the current Optimum program, collectors earn 10 points for every $1 spent, but need 2,000 fewer points to buy $10 worth of goods, for example.However, BMO analyst Peter Sklar notes that it’s difficult to gauge whether the new system will provide extra value for consumers because while the change in the point structure means points are earned faster, they are redeemable for less dollar value.“As a result, we believe the management of the marketing program to educate consumers on the value of PC Optimum will be crucial for consumer reception,” he wrote in a note.More than 19 million active members make up the base of the two current programs, with at least 50 per cent of members enrolled in both, said Jim Noteboom, senior vice-president of loyalty and consumer insights.After Loblaw acquired Shoppers in 2014, Noteboom said consumers told the company they wanted one program rather than two separate ones because it would make their lives easier.“Make it one program, that’s easy to understand and easy to earn, with points that are redeemable at all stores,” he said collectors told the company while it gathered research on its loyalty cards. Analyst speculation about a points merger has heightened since August when CIBC (TSX:CM) and Loblaw’s PC Financial announced they would end their nearly 20-year relationship.In its place, CIBC launched Simplii Financial — a no-fee direct banking brand — on Nov. 1. In the breakup, savings, chequing and mortgage accounts went with Simplii, while MasterCard credit cards and the PC Plus points program remained with PC Financial.The change means PC Financial debit card holders no longer earn PC points when using those cards. Both spokesmen said that the end of the company’s relationship with CIBC was unrelated to the decision to merge both programs, which has been in the works for a few years.For RBC retail analyst Irene Nattel, the merger answers a long-standing question about how the company would deal with its two loyalty programs in order to maximize reach and impact, she wrote in a note Wednesday.“In a world with increasing retail fragmentation, PC Optimum has the potential to be a powerful tool to retain and grow share of wallet within the Loblaw ecosystem.” read more

Bolivia Annan sends special envoy in support of peaceful elections this weekend

Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Angela Kane is expected to meet with current President Eduardo Rodriguez on Thursday. Mr. Rodriguez, head of Bolivia’s Supreme Court, was sworn in as President in June after months of protests.Since March, Mr. Annan has issued several statements urging Bolivians to resolve differences over national interests peacefully. In June he sent Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs José Antonio Ocampo to assess how the UN could help the country as it tackled the political transition and economic issues. read more

Americans bought 33 per cent more homes in April led by strong

Americans bought 3.3 per cent more homes in April led by strong gains in Midwest and West. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted May 23, 2012 12:03 pm MDT WASHINGTON – Americans bought more new homes last month, the latest evidence that the U.S. housing market could be starting to recover.New-home sales increased 3.3 per cent in April from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 343,000, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Sales rose sharply in every region of the country but the South.The gain pushed the annual sales pace to its second-highest level in two years. Economists were encouraged by the increase but cautioned that new homes are still selling at half the rate consistent with healthy markets.The increase follows other reports this week that suggest steady improvement in housing. Sales of previously occupied homes rose to near a two-year high in April. And Toll Brothers, a key U.S. builder of luxury homes, reported that it returned to profitability in the second quarter.A pickup in hiring, cheaper mortgages and lower home prices in most markets have made home buying more attractive.“Housing could be a pleasant surprise this year,” said Ellen Zentner, a senior economist at Nomura Securities. She said home construction would likely contribute to overall economic growth this year for the first time since 2005.Sales of new homes rose 28 per cent in April from March in the Midwest and the West, and 7.7 per cent in the Northeast. Only in the South did sales fall, by 10.6 per cent.The median price rose to $235,700, a slight increase from March.On Tuesday, the National Association of Realtors said sales of previously owned homes increased 3.4 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.62 million. That nearly matched January’s sales pace of 4.63 million, which had been the best in two years.Though new homes represent less than 20 per cent of the housing market, they have an outsize impact on the economy. Each home built creates an average of three jobs for a year and generates about $90,000 in tax revenue, according to statistics compiled by the National Association of Home Builders.Builders have grown more confident since last fall, in part because more people are expressing interest in buying a home. In May, builder optimism rose to the highest level in five years, according to a monthly index compiled by the builders’ group.Mortgage rates, meanwhile, have fallen to record lows, making home-buying more affordable. Still, many would-be buyers are having difficulty qualifying for home loans or can’t afford larger down payments required by banks. read more

I wont pay movement announces protest

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Coordinating Committee of the “I won’t pay” movement for the Peloponnese on Thursday announced plans for an organised protest at road tolls across the region at 3pm on Sunday, defying the government’s attempts to criminalise the civil disobedience movement. In addition to Sunday’s protest, there is separate protest at road tolls in the Peloponnese on Thursday organised by Pame, the trade union faction affiliated to the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) that is raising bars at road tolls to allow drivers through without paying. Representatives of the movement said they would continue to fight against what they consider unfair and unjust laws that allowed contractors exploiting roads to charge exorbitant road tolls. “When injustice becomes a law of the state, then disobedience to those laws is not only justified but an obligation of the citizens,” they stressed. Source: ANAlast_img read more

Sony Xperia i1 Aka Honami Spotted Again To Support 4K Video Recording

first_imgRumours of Sony’s upcoming flagship smartphone, Xperia i1 aka Honami, have gained momentum in the recent weeks. Latest reports suggest that the upcoming smartphone will come with the capability of shooting videos in 4k.Chinese publication Vgooo which claimed to have got hold of a slideshow presentation about the upcoming Xperia i1/Honami said the smartphone would be capable of recording 4k video with a resolution of upto 2000×4000 pixels. However, when taking into consideration that Sony’s 4K Ultra HD televisions only support 3840×2160 pixel resolution, the purported slides of Sony Xperia i1 raises questions about their authenticity.Images of the smartphone were again spotted on Chinese micro-blogging website digi-wo. In one of the pictures, the smartphone is seen next to iPhone 5 for a comparison. The website posted a series of pictures and the purported smartphone was seen in a white frame.According to reports, the pictures confirm the presence of the much rumoured 20.7-megapixel camera in Xperia i1/ Honami. Other rumoured features of the handset include a 5-inch TRILUMINUS display with 1080p resolution, 2.2GHz Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU with Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 operating system. The device is expected to make its debut on 4 September at the IFA event in Berlin.last_img read more

Realty index outperforms Sensex Nifty DLF Unitech HDIL Sobha rise sharply

first_imgRealty stocks such as DLF, Unitech and Sobha outperformed benchmark indices BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty 50 on Wednesday that saw markets remaining buoyant on account of the Narendra Modi government approving the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) and global cues.The Nifty Realty index gained 3 percent while the BSE Realty rose 3.15 percent.Unitech shares were up 8.55 percen,t DLF gained 7.8 percent and HDIL edged 2.90 percent higher.The BSE Sensex ended with a gain of 216 points at 26,740 while the NSE Nifty 50 ended 76 points higher at 8,204. Hero Motocorp, Tata Motors, NTPC and Tata Steel were leading the Sensex rally on the Bombay Stock Exchange on Wednesday, tracking Asian equities that rose on the back of gains registered on European and U.S. stock markets on Tuesday.The Sensex was up 117 points at 26,642 at around 12.03 p.m., while the NSE Nifty 50 gained 40 points and was trading at 8,168.”US markets closed more than 1.5% up yesterday, lifted by gains in oil prices, as investors looked for bargains post the Brexit sell-off. Analysts also pointed to improvement in sentiment after initial fears of significant negative spillover from the U.K. vote to leave the European Union. Energy gained over 2.6% and financials closed nearly 2.5% higher to lead all S&P sectors higher,” brokerage Angel Broking said in a note on Wednesday.The benchmark index on the London Stock Exchange also rebounded, with specific stocks gaining after being hit in the aftermath of Brexit.”Recovery at FTSE was seen mostly across sectors that had been hit the most in last 2 trading sessions, i.e. banks, property & airline stocks,” Angel Broking said.The Indian rupee opened with a gain of 17 paise at 67.78 to the U.S. dollar from its previous close of 67.95. The gain was in tandem with the bullish sentiment on the stock exchanges.”The intra-day range is seen between 67.50-68.00 levels,” IFA Global said in a note.In related news, the Narendra Modi government cleared the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC), paving the way for a boost to consumption. This is widely seen as giving a fillip to the economy. Companies in the real estate, auto and FMCG space are expected to benefit the most from the hike in salaries and allowances poised to benefit about 1 crore employees and pensioners.Republished at 5.05 p.m. with additional details.last_img read more

Sun TV acquires satellite rights of SuriyaMohanlals Kaappaan

first_imgA collage of screen shots taken from Suriya and Mohanlal’s Kaappaan teaser.YouTube screenshotSun TV has acquired the TV rights of one more biggie. Well, it has now bagged the TV rights of upcoming movie Kaappaan, which stars Suriya and Mohanlal. As per the reports, it has stuck the deal with the makers of  Kaappaan recently. It is said that Sun TV has shelled out a good amount for the satellite rights (all languages) of the flick. Sun TV has been acquring satellite rights of the movies one after the other in the last two years. Notably, it has bagged the rights of big-banner films like Ajith Kumar’s Viswasam and Vijay’s forthcoming Bigil. Kaappaan is an action thriller, written and directed by KV Anand. Lyca Production-funded film has Suriya, Mohanlal, Arya and Sayyeshaa in the leads. Poorna, Boman Irani, Chirag Jani and others are in the supporting cast. The Suriya-starrer, which is being dubbed in Telugu as Bandobast, has the music of Harris Jayaraj, MS Prabhu and Abinandan Ramanujam’s cinematography and Anthony’s editing. It is scheduled for release on 30 August. It has been shot in nearly 10 countries. The makers have filmed key segments in New York, Brazil, England, Hyderabad and New Delhi.last_img read more

Skyrim 14 update available at your own risk on Steam

first_imgSkyrim had its fair share of teething problems when it got released last year, but PS3 gamers probably had the worst time of it. However, Bethesda has been hard at work on bug fixing and updates, and the 1.4 update is hotly anticipated. Not only will 1.4 bring bug fixes and optimizations, it also sees the release of the promised Creation Kit and Steam Workshop for modders.The Creation Kit is top of the most-wanted list by Skyrim owners because it allows access to the same development tools Bethesda used to create the game. On release, it should see the modding community burst into action and extend the gameplay on offer well beyond what Bethesda shipped. That’s not to say modders haven’t been active over the past few months.The Steam Workshop release is also highly desirable as it allows players to find and install community mods easily. The good news is, the 1.4 update is now available, but you use it at your own risk. That’s because Bethesda has taken the decision to release it in Beta form through Steam. In other words, it isn’t guaranteed to work perfectly, and could eat your save games or crash your computer. Deciding to install it definitely requires a backup of your game data first.If you want to take the risk, then load up Steam, select Settings, and in the Account tab change your Beta Participation to include Skyrim Beta. Restarting Steam should see the Beta version of the 1.4 update download and install. If the Beta doesn’t work for you, just go back into your Steam settings and opt out. Another restart will see Skyrim revert back to a non-Beta patch state.As well as the modding and discovery tools, 1.4 brings with it a long list of bug and quest fixes. The full list of what those fixes include can be viewed here.Read more at the Bethesda Bloglast_img read more

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first_imgThe new program is open to individual radiologists, hospital radiology departments, imaging centers, IDTFs, mobile imaging providers and multi-specialty physician groups.ACR accreditation is now mandated by many payors, including Medicare. Individual radiologists certified by the American Board of Radiology after 2004 also can utilize this QA program to custom-tailor their individual Practice Quality Improvement (PQI) projects required for the Maintenance of Certificate (MOC).“Meeting full QA requirements is often beyond the reach of small and solo radiologist practices,” said Mary Daubert, CAO of USARAD.com. “We have successfully implemented this program internally as well as with select clients and we are now offering it nationwide. The program was developed to be extremely cost effective and efficient and can be implemented in a matter of days.”With an existing national network of board-certified radiologists and advanced technology, the company has the infrastructure to offer this program on a national level. The program will use a random sampling of radiology reports and grade them on a six-point scale on various imaging and reporting parameters. Additionally, USARAD.com board certified and fellowship trained reviewing radiologists will provide feedback on a reading radiologist’s style and depth of reporting as well as such medicolegal aspects as communication with referring physicians. This service will enhance the practice’s performance and benefit individual radiologists in measuring improvement on a quarterly or annual basis.“The primary goals of the program include improvement in quality of interpretations, client satisfaction, communication with referring physicians, overall physician performance as well as reduction in errors,” said Michael Yuz, M.D., MBA and founder of USARAD.com. “Ultimately, this will make an important difference in patient care and enhance outcomes.”For more information: www.usarad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more 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.  The first national quality assurance (QA) service for outsourced radiology reading services has been announced. The Peer Review Program, by USARAD.com, assists imaging facilities in achieving and maintaining American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation. Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! 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Airlines waive change fees as Calgary deals with record snowfall

first_imgAirlines waive change fees as Calgary deals with record snowfall Travelweek Group Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Share Posted bycenter_img Tags: Calgary, Weather CALGARY — As Calgary digs out from 35 cm of snow Air Canada and WestJet have issued advisories for passengers booked to fly in or out of the city today.A warming centre was set up for the hundreds of people stranded for up to 13 hours yesterday by the bad weather on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Calgary.Roads and highways in and around the city Tuesday were covered in heavy, wet snow, and more fell overnight.Parts of Calgary reported snowfall amounts of up to 40 centimetres in a 12-hour period with similar amounts in the mountain parks and other areas of southern Alberta.People were being urged to stay home and cautioned to keep off of roads.Canmore RCMP say the Trans-Canada Highway west of Calgary was closed Tuesday in both directions near Dead Man’s Flats.The westbound lanes opened around 6:20 a.m. but the eastbound lanes remain closed.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyVehicles were in the ditches and highway crews and tow trucks were trying to clear them out.Part of the main highway between Calgary and Edmonton was also closed overnight due to a multi-vehicle fatal crash involving more than 20 vehicles.In Calgary, 59 sanders and 22 graders hit the streets to start clearing the major roadways after the heavy snowfall.Officials said about 74 operators and 40 pieces of equipment were added to Calgary’s existing resources from Edmonton, Red Deer, Okotoks and Medicine Hat.They asked motorists to use caution on the roads or even stay home until this afternoon if possible.Both Air Canada and WestJet are waiving change fees for passengers booked on flights scheduled in and out of Calgary on Oct. 3 and looking to change their travel plans because of the snowstorm.With files from The Canadian Press << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Mario Saenz takes top Tarpon Award

first_imgNo related posts. Consistent fishing over both legs of the Club Amateur de Pesca won Mario Saenz the National Championship in this year’s annual tarpon tournament.Saenz finished one fish behind Cynthia Brown in the first part of the tournament, with seven releases to Brown’s eight. He finished second in part two again, one fish behind Moises Emiliani, who released nine fish. Saenz’s 15 total fish moved him ahead of Brown, who landed six fish in part two to give her a 14 fish total – a second place finish. Domingo Dominquez rounded out the field with a tournament total of nine releases. He took third place.Club President Alberto Laurenchic was pleased with the turnout and the fishing. “Most of the fishing was done between Tortuguero and Barra Colorado during Part I of the tournament, and the fish were [biting] really well on the last day of the tournament. During Part II, most of the fishing was done at Barra del Colorado, but the shrimp were running close to shore, so it was more difficult to get the fish to eat.”Laurenchic went on to say the club is headquartered in San José, 25 meters west of Princesa Marina restaurant in Sabana Oeste. They meet every Monday at 7:30 p.m. and have tournaments almost monthly. More information can been found on the web at http://www.clubamateurpescacr.com or by calling Grace Mora on weekday mornings at 2232-3430.The next tournament will be held Nov. 10, and will be a bottom fishing tournament with boundaries between Quepos and Cabo Blanco. Contact the club for more information. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Spain gets Singapore boost with MoU

first_imgPromoting Spain in the Asia-Pacific region Singapore Airlines and Spain Tourism Board have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), with the two parties promising to work closely together to boost tourist traffic to Spain. With the carrier now operating seven flights weekly from Singapore to Barcelona, Spain is becoming an increasingly important market for the airline and the Asia Pacific region, according to Singapore Airlines marketing senior vice president Tan Chik Quee. “This agreement underscores our confidence in the potential and allure of Spain, as well as our commitment to developing and promoting tourism from Southeast Asia and other parts of the Asia Pacific to Spain,” Mr Tan said. “With its rich culture and heritage, world-renowned cuisine, and the warmth and friendliness of its people, Spain is a very attractive destination for both business and leisure travellers.” Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore are considered key markets under the agreement, which has promised to commit funds to marketing and advertising campaigns, as well as familiarisation programmes. “The signing of this MOU means a lot to us since it’s the first of its kind signed by Singapore Airlines with a European destination to cover several target markets,” Spain Tourism Board director Angela Castano said. “We hope that it will encourage people from Southeast Asia and other parts of the Asia Pacific to travel to a destination where they can enjoy what they love most, culture, food and shopping.” As well as providing access to the Spanish cities of Bilbao, Madrid and Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona became Singapore Airlines’ gateway to its first South American destination, Brazil’s Sao Paulo. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.Hlast_img read more

Freddie Mac Portfolio Growth at 8 Year High

first_img Freddie Mac’s Monthly Volume Summary, which provides performance data related to its mortgage portfolios, risk management, delinquencies, debt activities, the issuance of any securities, and any other investments, has been released for December.The data gives 10 percent as the annualized growth rate of the mortgage portfolio for December, which is a 6.5 percent increase from November’s annualized growth rate and the highest rate of any month last year. In fact, December’s increase is the highest monthly growth rate that has been seen since March of 2009, when the portfolio grew at an impressive monthly rate of 21 percent.The month with the second highest level of growth in 2016 was August at 8.2 percent, while the month with the lowest rate of growth was April, when the portfolio contracted by 1.2 percent.The overall growth rate of the portfolio for the entire year was 3.6 percent.The summary notes that the single-family refinance-loan purchase and guarantee volume was $23.3 billion in December, which makes up 60 percent of Freddie Mac’s total single-family mortgage portfolio purchases and issuances. Relief refinancing made up approximately 4 percent of the total single-family refinance volume.The single-family delinquent rate on mortgages backed by Freddie Mac decreased from 1.03 percent in November to 1.00 percent in December.The total number of loan modifications completed on Freddie Mac-backed loans came in at 3,672 for December and 43,191 for the entire year.The overall net increase for the year came in at $69,827 for an ending balance of $2,011,414.Click here to view the complete monthly volume summary. January 27, 2017 540 Views GSE Mortgage Portfolio 2017-01-27 Timothy McNally Sharecenter_img Freddie Mac Portfolio Growth at 8 Year High in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newslast_img read more

agentsAir Vanuatu

first_imgagentsAir Vanuatu Air Vanuatu has released a special agent fare of AUD$99 plus taxes and AUD$199 plus taxes for companions, effective from today until 28 February, 2017. Terms and conditions apply.Agents can also take advantage of the domestic add-on component which offers services to Tanna Island and Espiritu Santo for an agent fare of AUD$30 one way and AUD$60 one way for companions. Taxes, surcharges, terms and conditions apply.For more details and to book a Vanuatu holiday click here.last_img read more

Paisley Scotland – Reported by Elite Traveler th

first_imgPaisley, Scotland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe world’s only exclusively prestige Scotch whisky range, Royal Salute, has crafted a blend so rare, so sumptuous that only one man in the world has tasted it—creator and Master Blender, Colin Scott.‘Tribute to Honour’ has been introduced to pay homage to the oldest crown jewels of the British Isles: The Honours of Scotland. The narrative of the Honours comprises glorious legends and intrigue and remains a powerful and inscrutable ode to Scottish history. Royal Salute Tribute to Honour marks a historical pinnacle in whisky making.The most exquisite, precious and scarce whiskeys used to create Tribute To Honour have been carefully selected from the Royal Salute Vault at Strathisla. Expertly blended by Colin Scott, just 21 bottles of Tribute to Honour have been created and also mark the pinnacle of Colin’s 21 years of expertise in blending.Explains Colin, “Chivas Brothers has a phenomenal archive of high-aged whiskeys, some of which, after decades of careful maturation, have acquired a rich intensity and deep concentration of sumptuous characters. It is these very few whiskeys which I have personally selected to compose Tribute To Honour—this opulent and rarest of blends.”Fittingly, only the finest aged whiskeys—at least 45 years old—are presented in the spectacular bejeweled bottle, dressed by Garrard in flawless diamonds and shimmering gold.As the world’s oldest jeweler to royalty, Garrard has embellished the Royal Salute Tribute to Honour flagon—hand cast and perfected, black porcelain—with 413 flawless white and black diamonds. Some of these exquisite jewels form the shape of the Sword of State: One of the trilogy of treasures that are The Honours of Scotland. Set in gold and silver, 22 carats of gemstone adorn the decorative collar and stunning flagon’s visage. Golden lions sit on either side of the diamond encrusted sword, a symbol of valiancy and patriotism, of battles fought and won.Craftsmen at Garrard have spent days perfecting each flagon by hand. The prestigious jeweler has served six successive British monarchs and pays tribute to the ancient Scottish Sword of State as its landmark.Each flagon of Royal Salute Tribute to Honour will be available from September 2011. The bottles are individually numbered and priced at US$200,000 excluding taxes. One of the 21 bottles will be kept in the Royal Salute Vault.www.chivasbrothers.comlast_img read more