Nevada court orders former Vancouver man to pay back 217 million to

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Securities Commission says it has won a court decision in Nevada that enforces a $21.7-million order against a man accused of defrauding his Canadian clients.It says it is the first time a court in the United States has recognized an order from the B.C. commission.The commission says Michael Lathigee committed fraud over a decade ago by raising millions from almost 700 investors without telling them his company was in severe financial trouble.In 2014, it ordered Lathigee to repay the investors, pay a $15 million administrative penalty and permanently banned him from trading in securities in B.C.The commission says Lathigee moved from Vancouver to Las Vegas, prompting it to go to court in Nevada to enforce the order.It says in a news release that Lathigee has appealed the decision to the Supreme Court of Nevada and that it is working with its legal counsel to determine its next steps.“We’ve done everything in our power to collect from Michael Lathigee, because if we collect, we can return money to his victims,” Doug Muir, the commission’s director of enforcement, said in the release. “This decision sends a strong message that people can’t just leave the country to avoid the consequences of their wrongdoing.” The Canadian Press read more

Business Report Business community mourning loss of Jim Flaherty

by News Staff Posted Apr 11, 2014 6:50 am MDT Former finance minister Jim Flaherty was known as “the dean” of the G7 finance ministers, senior business editor Mike Eppel explains. business report|Jim Flaherty Business Report: Business community mourning loss of Jim Flaherty AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email

NEW COMEBACK Clara Woltering goes to ŽRK Budućnost in January

Clara WolteringŽRK Budućnost ← Previous Story Odorhei and CSM Bucuresti race leaders in Romania Next Story → Golden League in Paris Bercy a week before EHF EURO 2016 start One of the most dominant EHF CL trophy parties has been seen last May in Budapest during the Women’s EHF Champions League Final4, where ŽRK Budućnost smashed all their rivals for the second title in the club’s history. “The wall”, German goalkeepeer Clara Woltering decided to come back home after four years in Podgorica, she, now, plays for Borrusia Dortmund, but the rumour from Montenegrian media is that 32-years old goalie prepares for her second come-back to Buducnost next January.ŽRK Budućnost have promising Croatian goalie Marta Žderić between the posts, but with arrival of Woltering, Dragan Adzic roster could be again unbeatable for all European rivals.PHOTO: ŽRK Budućnost FB Page read more

Authorities release images of woman who abandoned alligator at Chicago airport

first_imgAUTHORITIES IN CHICAGO have released a series of images of a woman they believe discarded a small, sickly alligator at O’Hare International Airport earlier this month.Security footage shows the woman boarding a Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line train just after 1 am on 1 November, carrying the reptile under her arm.She’s seen chatting on the phone with the alligator in her hand and on her knee before she leaves the train at O’Hare an hour later.She’s later spotted boarding a train near the airport around 2.45 am without the alligator.The two-foot-long reptile was captured hours later after a maintenance worker found it under an escalator at Terminal 3.It was trapped under a rubbish bin until a handler came to catch it.Nicknamed “Allie” by a local rescue group, the reptile is being rehabilitated by volunteers at the Chicago Herpetalogical Society.The CTA is asking anyone who might be able to identify the woman to get in touch with them.-Additional reporting by Emer Mc LysaghtLook: Really, Dublin airport?Read: Trinity College’s new sculpture is being compared to a giant sex toy (NSFW)Read: Would you return €70k you found in a desk bought online?>last_img read more

IFA holds emergency meeting claims minister is letting farmers down

first_imgTHE IRISH FARMERS’ ASSOCIATION (IFA) is currently holding an emergency meeting to discuss proposed changes to payments given to farmers through the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).On Monday, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney signalled success in talks with European Union agriculture ministers, who he said broadly supported most proposals tabled by the Irish Presidency.However the IFA has said that the proposed changes to the way in which direct payments are distributed will have serious consequences for Irish farmers.Speaking to this afternoon Deputy President of the IDA Eddie Downey said the national council called the emergency meeting because they “feel that the minister is letting us down with these negotiations”.“He travelled round the country putting forward proposals that he said would protect active farmers and now he has abandoned those active farmers,” he said. “The active farmers are the ones that will continue to farm into today.”Downey said farmers on the average payment of around €250 per hectare are looking at cuts of between 40 and 60 per cent of their payments and for some livestock farmers that represents 100 per cent of their income.“There is a positive vibe out there for farming, young people want to come into it but if they don’t see the benefits they’ll emmigrate,” he said.“Coveney feels he’s being listened to but if he is then the outcomes would reflect that and the outcomes we see coming from the meetings do not reflect the stated aims of the minister. He needs to push harder.”In the meeting this afternoon Downey said the national council will put together a plan of action to “concentrate the minds” of the general public and the European Union.“The public are important to us and we think we’re important to them so we want to let them know that farmers are in trouble and let those in Europe know that while the minsiter appears happy, we most certainly are not,” he added.Related: Coveney welcomes ‘step forward’ in CAP reform negotiations>last_img read more

Experts say Donald Trump has come to his senses after friendly phone

first_img By AFP Taiwan has been ruled separately since the two sides split in 1949 at the end of a civil war.Despite having its own government, military and independent foreign policy, Beijing has refused to recognise the island, viewing it as a troublesome province that will one day be reunited with the mainland — by force, if necessary.Washington cut formal ties with Taipei in 1979, when it recognised the Communist mainland rulers in Beijing.However, the US remains Taiwan’s most powerful unofficial ally and its main supplier of arms.Trump’s suggestion that he could restore relations with Taipei — which Beijing views as a non-starter — had threatened to chill ties with the Asian giant. Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos Source: AP Photo/Michel Euler, File‘Come to his senses’Beijing had been prepared to give Trump-the-candidate a pass, said Wu Xinbo, Director of the Center for American Studies at China’s Fudan University.“When Trump tweeted a few things about the One China policy previously, it was prior to his inauguration, so we can consider those his personal opinion,” said Wu.Now that he is in office, he represents the government’s views, and as such, he must emphasise the continuity of policies such as the Taiwan issue and the One China issue.Xu Guoqi, an expert in Sino-US relations at the University of Hong Kong, said yesterday’s call showed the US president had “come to his senses” about a policy that had underpinned ties since Richard Nixon occupied the Oval Office.“Without honoring the ‘One China’ policy, the relationship only has one way to go: down to hell, addingnow the two sides can assume business as usual. They are back to square one.© – AFP 2017Read: Kellyanne Conway facing probe after promoting Ivanka Trump’s fashion line on live TV >Read: ‘See you in court!’ – US appeals court upholds suspension of Trump travel ban > Share95 Tweet Email Trump spoke to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the phone last night. Image: Evan Vucci/AP Trump spoke to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the phone last night. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Mark Murray/Twitter Feb 10th 2017, 5:48 PM Image: Evan Vucci/AP Friday 10 Feb 2017, 5:48 PM PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP reaffirmed Washington’s ‘One China’ policy in his first conversation with Xi Jinping last night, an apparent effort to ease tensions after angering Beijing by questioning a major plank of Sino-US relations.During a phone call with China’s leader, the US president agreed to “honour” a position that effectively acknowledges Taiwan is not separate from China.“President Trump agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honour our ‘One China’ policy,” the White House said in a statement, adding that the two leaders had “extended invitations to meet in their respective countries.”The White House called the phone discussion “extremely cordial”, saying the leaders “look forward to further talks with very successful outcomes”.Xi, who took the helm of the Communist Party-ruled country in 2012, welcomed Trump’s gesture.“Xi Jinping appreciates Trump’s emphasis on the American government’s commitment to the One China policy and pointed out that the One China principle is the political foundation of US-China relations,” according to a Chinese foreign ministry statement.Trump’s insurgent campaign for the White House included frequently lashing out at China, which he accused of currency manipulation and stealing American jobs.He raised eyebrows in the wake of his election victory with a protocol-busting telephone conversation with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen.He later threw doubt on the “One China” policy, suggesting that it was up for negotiation and could form part of talks on trade, drawing rebukes from official Chinese media.‘Backed Down’ President Donald Trump also met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House today. Source: AP Photo/Andrew HarnikAshley Townshend, an expert on US-China relations at the University of Sydney said Trump’s apparent capitulation was an indication of the moderating influence of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defence Secretary James Mattis.“Everyone will be surprised at the speed with which Trump has backed down on this issue,” he said.The change was unlikely to be conciliatory, he added, but could be read as a sign of pragmatism in the new administration’s approach to its powerful adversary.“There was a real risk prior to this clarification that the two sides would be unable to even find a way to speak,” he said.This removes an obstacle to relations, but it doesn’t advance them in any meaningful way. To recap Trump’s Thu:- Unanimous rebuke from 9th Cir- Retreat vs. China- Flynn DID discuss sanctions w Russians- Chaffetz knocks Conway— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) February 10, 2017 38,513 Views 62 Comments Experts say Donald Trump has “come to his senses” after friendly phone call with China The US President has reaffirmed his country’s ‘One China’ policy. Short URLlast_img read more

Tuchel urgently needs a midfielder for Paris SaintGermain

first_imgAhead of Paris Saint-Germain’s Coupe de France match against Strasbourg, manager Thomas Tuchel called in for a new winter transfer.Paris Saint-Germain’s midfield problem reached a whole new tipping point this past weekend, as manager Thomas Tuchel just lost Italian Marco Verratti due to a nasty ankle injury he suffered against Guingamp.This situation has taken the club to act under extreme circumstances, mainly because Adrien Rabiot is also officially out of the club and won’t play more for PSG after deciding to not renew his contract.The situation has taken a whole new level after Verratti’s incident, it has pushed manager Thomas Tuchel to emergency mode and to publicly beg the PSG board of directors to act quickly before the winter transfer window ends.The major urgency is obviously for a new midfielder, but the market is not as accommodating as it may appear for a club like PSG.Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi has always been a tough negotiator with other clubs, which means that they tend to return the favor and make things very difficult for when he is the one in dire need of new players.Tuchel is aware of this and he is scared that things won’t go his way before the window closes, this may leave PSG very exposed for the rest of the season as they won’t have a proper replacement for their absentee players.It is very, very serious for us – PSG boss Tuchel wants midfielder in January window— Goal Ghana (@goal_ghana) January 22, 2019“It’s January 21 and we have needs,” Tuchel revealed to reporters ahead of a Coupe de France home match against Strasbourg on Wednesday via Goal.“We lost Adrien Rabiot, Lass Diarra and Marco Verratti, the situation has not improved. We stay with our decision [on Rabiot] because Marco returns in a few weeks. We stay with our basic choice.”“We have recovered Dani Alves in this role but it is very, very serious for us. Who do I want? Yeah, yeah, I know. Unfortunately I cannot tell you!”“Julian Draxler has the quality to play with us because he can adapt and he is very, very reliable in many positions.”“Dani Alves will play in the middle against Strasbourg, with his quality and mentality he has done incredible workouts. Draxler has a more offensive profile than he and Marquinhos.”“I have already talked a lot about Adrien and this subject. I can only repeat that it’s a thing between the club and him.”“This is the second-best attack in Ligue 1, they are also very strong in the defensive game, they are in a phase with four wins in a row away,” Tuchel added.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…“It has been experienced there [in Strasbourg] that they are very serious and aggressive. It was very difficult to have opportunities and score.”“It’s a big challenge to play against Strasbourg. We must play at a top level,” he concluded.Tuchel on Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Weigl: “I cannot talk about players who play for another club. Julian was a player of mine, but he is still a Dortmund player today. We are working hard to bring in a defensive midfielder.” #PSGEAG— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) January 18, 2019For PSG things are very clear, they are currently fighting against Barcelona to sign Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong but the negotiations are proving very difficult.There are very few other options that the French club is actually considering, they wanted Denis Suarez to be part of the deal with Adrien Rabiot but Arsenal seems to be getting in the way of that negotiation.Paris Saint-Germain’s clock is ticking, they are quite desperate to get this new midfielder as soon as possible and not finding one could mean that they won’t be able to compete in the Champions League against Manchester United.This might be the very last chance that manager Thomas Tuchel has to prove that he is the right man for the job, because getting eliminated by the Red Devils will bring about his dismissal and quite possibly the exit of either Neymar or Kylian Mbappe.The most immediate worry for the French giants is Strasbourg, they don’t want to get eliminated from this tournament as they did from Coupe de la Ligue last week against Guingamp.📰 [SPORT] | Tottenham ready to bid for Rabiot in January.🔶According to Mirror, Spurs has joined the list of bidders for the PSG midfielder which includes Barça.🔷He finishes his contract in June 2019 and has already rejected the last offer of PSG despite Tuchel’s praise.— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) October 3, 2018Which midfielder would you like PSG to sign during this winter transfer window? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

States Launch Effort To Support ASAs 1 Billion Purchase Donation Program

first_imgA group of 12 north central state soybean affiliates of the American Soybean Association (ASA) have launched a major effort to encourage Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman to approve ASA’s request for a $1 billion concessional sales and donation program to utilize surplus U.S. soybeans. State associations in Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Kansas, and Missouri are working together to conduct a major postcard drive at various events across the region that include state fairs, farm shows and field days.Iowa Soybean Association Executive Director Kirk Leeds said, “This project involves the efforts of both soybean associations using membership dollars, as well as a partnership with checkoff dollars. The association will be working with Secretary Glickman to get approval of the $1 billion plan, while at the same time, checkoff dollars and checkoff organizations will be working with the PVOs in order to develop delivery plans to make sure we deliver the maximum quantities of soybeans.”There are two goals of the $1 billion dollar purchase plan. The short-term goal is to provide price relief to U.S. soybean growers while helping to feed a hungry world. The long-term goal is to work with private volunteer organizations (PVOs) to introduce soy and soy products into markets where soy has not traditionally been available, thus creating new opportunities to use soybeans.Last February and March ASA formulated its Farm Income & Market Demand Initiatives to help improve soybean prices. These initiatives included a purchase and donation program that the Secretary could implement without congressional action. Since soybean prices are below the loan rate, any costs would be partially offset by increased prices, which would result in lower loan deficiency payment cost outlays. ASA believes U.S. farmers would prefer to receive higher prices rather than larger LDPs.ASA Chairman Mike Yost said, “We presented this plan in March at our Board meeting in Washington, D.C., to the Secretary and his staff. It was well received. We’ve been there several times since, refining it as we’ve moved along. We’ve worked with the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) to identify markets where the various products could be used without displacing U.S. commercial sales. That’s a very important component of this program–we do not want to displace U.S. commercial sales.””I particularly like the long-term implications of this program because this association has worked hard to get market access and market share, and clearly, some of these products will be introduced to parts of the world that have never seen a soybean before. I think that will give us greater market access and the potential to build in the future,” Yost said.ASA Executive Director for International Marketing Jim Guinn said, “International markets for soybeans are very, very important. Anything we can do to move product into the world market is to the benefit of U.S. soybean producers. We think that some of the markets in which we’ll be able to work with the PVOs will provide us some significant opportunities for the future.”Guinn cited countries in Southern and Saharan Africa as examples where there has been little or no soybean promotion activities. Indonesia and India, and some countries in Latin America and in the Caribbean, where ASA can gain valuable industry contacts leading to future trading partners, also may provide opportunities for humanitarian assistance.ASA’s plan calls for soy protein, either textured soy protein, soy isolates or soy concentrate, to be included in the assistance program. These soy products can be incorporated into indigenous foods in many countries around the world, not to change the eating habits of people, but to get more high quality protein into their diet, particularly for children so they can develop mentally and physically.When ASA met with Secretary Glickman in March, the Association presented a 21-page detailed list of prospective markets that included about 3.7 million tons of soy products worth approximately $1 billion. Since that time, ASA has continued to develop the program by identifying opportunities to make the plan workable for USDA.In a rather unique meeting this summer, ASA brought together for the first time representatives of the private voluntary organizations with representatives from soybean processors and exporters to go over ASA’s target list. Since that meeting, ASA and the PVOs have been working to develop a strategy with the Department of Agriculture to move as much soy product as soon as possible. ASA also has been meeting with the export credits people at USDA, who are working on programming government-to-government assistance of large donations of soybeans, soybean meal and soybean oil later this year.One of the procedural requirements now is that Secretary Glickman has to designate soybeans as being in surplus. While everyone agrees there is a surplus of soybeans, with a projected carryover exceeding 800 million bushels, it will be necessary for the Secretary to make an official designation, which will probably take place in September.Executive Director of the Coalition for Food Aid Ellen Levinson said, “The way that the private voluntary organizations look at this initiative is a very positive way to marry the expertise of the American Soybean Association and its affiliates with the capabilities that PVOs have in a hundred-plus countries around the world that are food-deficit.”Levinson said that these food-deficit countries are the primary target countries for much of the soybean initiative because they cannot afford to buy enough food to meet their needs. Other types of countries that are also good targets are countries such as the former Soviet Republic and some Latin American countries, which still have pockets of poverty that greatly need assistance.The PVOs represented by the Coalition for Food Aid include some religious groups, such as Catholic Relief Services, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, and the International World Vision, and other charitable and developmental organizations, such as C.A.R.E., Save the Children, and Afri-Care. The United Soybean Board has committed $125,000 of soybean producer checkoff funding to assist PVOs in the preparation of concept papers and proposals to program soy and soy products into exports.”For these types of programs, we really need the ASA experience and expertise, and their affiliates’ expertise, to work with the PVOs to know how to properly introduce these products,” Levinson said. “I see a lot of positive outcome. Having worked on this for many years, I really appreciate that ASA has the foresight to get a lot of commodities overseas and to try to target this assistance in a way that will have long term market development and human growth benefits.”last_img read more

MDC hosts 2017 Special Olympics qualifier

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami Dade College hosted a qualifier for the 2017 Special Olympics, Sunday.The event, which was sponsored by the David L. Singer Memorial Foundation and the North Miami Beach Optimist Club, drew almost 300 athletes who competed for a chance to represent their community.“It’s our qualifying game before these athletes have the opportunity to go to state games,” explained event organizer Bernadette Martin.“I can’t wait to go to Orlando to win my 24th gold medal,” said Florida State Champion James Brewster as he beamed with pride. “And I will bring home the gold. And I love my fans. I love my people.”Among the spectators cheering on the competitors were Miami Dolphins cheerleaders, Sebastian the Ibis and even Burnie from the Miami Heat.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Demi Lovatos Pride Fundraiser Takes Off Raises Funds For GLAAD

first_img Demi Lovato’s Pride Fundraiser Takes Off, Raises Funds For GLAAD News The pop songstress launches an online campaign to raise money in support of the organization that amplifies the voice of the LGBTQ community, and fans follow suitNate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 27, 2018 – 7:13 am While we recognize the LGBTQ community during Pride Month each June, Demi Lovato has taken the celebration one step further. The GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter launched a fundraising campaign via Facebook in support of GLAAD, and her fans responded generously. Twitter Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 26, 2017 – 11:43 am Demi Lovato On Renewed Faith In Music, New Albumcenter_img Content Not Available Lovato set an initial fundraising goal of $5,000 on June 26, and donations have already surpassed $8,500, driving the superstar to raise the bar to a new goal of $30,000.”Join me in supporting a good cause,” she wrote. “I’m raising money for GLAAD and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps.”GLAAD is a non-governmental media monitoring organization with the mission of promoting understanding, increasing acceptance and advancing equality by amplifying the voice of the LGBTQ community. The organization also empowers real people to share their stories and holds the media accountable for the words and images they present. In April, GLAAD honored Britney Spears with their prestigious Vanguard Award. Other stars from the world of entertainment and sports have also contributed to the cause this month, including Iggy Azalea, who auctioned off her iconic cheerleading costume from her 2014 Billboard Music Awards performance. The auction raised more than $2,000.Lovato is currently on the road in Europe, returning for a run of North American dates next month and heading to South America this fall. For a full list of dates and ticket information, visit Lovato’s website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” Demi Lovato Raises Money For GLAAD demi-lovatos-pride-fundraiser-takes-raises-funds-glaad Email last_img read more

Jaishankar sends message to Bangladesh

first_imgJaishankarIndia’s newly appointed foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has said that India wants to take their partnership with Bangladesh to the goal as determined by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He said that relations between the two close neighbours, Bangladesh and India, had deepened further.The Indian foreign minister made these observations in a recent letter to Bangladesh’s foreign minister AK Abdul Momen. In the letter dated 4 June, S Jaishankar wrote that the deepening ties between the two countries had been possible due to the wide and farsighted leadership of Bangladesh’s prime minister Sheikh Hasina and India’s prime minister Narendra Modi.India’s foreign minister also said the Awami League-led government was recently formed in Bangladesh with the massive support of the people. Last month the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance had also formed the government in India with huge public support. These two events reflected the support of the people of both countries for strong coalitions.S Jaishankar expressed said he hoped to visit Bangladesh very soon.last_img read more

Leader of the Gun Trace Task Force Sentenced to 25 Years

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, syoes@afro.comFormer Baltimore Police Department Sgt. Wayne Jenkins cried and apologized in court today, prior to being sentenced to 25 years for his role as the leader of the disbanded Gun Trace Task Force, according to veteran investigative reporter Jayne Miller of WBAL-TV.“I am so sorry, your honor, so sorry to the citizens of Baltimore,” Jenkins said, as he cried during the sentencing. “I know it’s my fault…I know I have to be punished.”Members of the notorious Gun Trace Task Force. Wayne Jenkins, who was sentenced to 25 years today, is at the bottom right. (Courtesy photo)Jenkins, accused of some of the more outrageous crimes in the sordid list of transgressions charged to the disgraced unit, was facing the possibility of 30 years in prison; his attorneys asked for 20 years for their client. U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake split the difference giving Jenkins 25 years.Jenkins apologized in court to the family of Elbert Davis, the man killed during a car chase started by Jenkins and two other officers in 2010. Jenkins and his colleagues were involved in planting drugs in a car in that case. Court documents also indicated Jenkins stole money, drugs and property by unlawfully entering residences, conducting false traffic stops and detaining victims. He also filed false reports to cover up the crimes of him and his fellow officers.According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, in the spring of 2015 Jenkins, under the false guise of a DEA agent, stole 20 pounds of marijuana from a drug dealer at the Belvedere Towers in North Baltimore. Then, Jenkins gave former BPD Det. Marcus Taylor, a co-defendant in the GTTF case and another unnamed co-defendant $5,000 a piece, before going to a Baltimore County strip club where Jenkins allegedly robbed an exotic dancer. Taylor is scheduled to be sentenced later today.Former detectives Evodio Hendrix and Maurice Ward, who pleaded guilty and cooperated with the government, will sentenced on June 8.Former BPD Sgt. Thomas Allers was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the GTTF on May 11.last_img read more

Hyundai Shows Off Wearable Robots to Help Paraplegics Elderly

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. January 5, 2017 This story originally appeared on PCMag Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 2 min read Register Now » Hyundai didn’t roll any cool concept cars on stage at its CES press conference Wednesday. But it may have just one-upped those who did.The car maker brought on stage something the audience wasn’t at all expecting: a wearable robot it claims will let paraplegics walk again. It’s called H-MEX, which stands for Hyundai Medical Exoskeleton, and it looks like a high-tech back/leg brace combination device, plus forearm crutches.Hyundai Senior Engineer Dong Jin Hyun walked on stage wearing the device; check out the video below.Hyundai wearable robot for paraplegics— Angela Moscaritolo (@amoscaritolo) January 4, 2017 Hyun said the H-MEX is designed for people with lower spinal cord injuries, and will give them the ability to sit down, stand up, move, turn around and even walk up or down stairs. The device calculates a person’s walking pace, the length of their stride, and torso tilting angle to provide “individually tailored gait pattern adjustment,” Hyundai explained in a news release.Along with the H-MEX, Hyundai during its presser described two other wearable robots it has in the works: HUMA (which stands for Hyundai Universal Medical Assist) and H-WEX (Hyundai Waist Exoskeleton). The former was designed for people with “severely limited mobility,” like elderly individuals, while the latter provides upper body and hip support for manual laborers.In its press release, Hyundai said the HUMA device, which looks similar to the H-MEX but extends further up a person’s back, “provides assistive torque to help those with limited mobility … easily move their bodies.” It can support up to 40kg of a wearer’s weight and can run at up to 12km/h.Both H-MEX and HUMA are powered by removable and rechargeable battery packs and their frames are adjustable to accommodate people of all different sizes.H-WEX, meanwhile, is meant to prevent back injuries before they happen. It’s designed to assist workers who repetitively lift heavy objects by supporting and protecting the lower back and upper legs while ensuring optimal body positioning.There’s no word as to when these devices might be available but Hyun on stage said that Hyundai has the capability to produce these exoskeletons, which he hopes will one day “truly make a difference in human society.”last_img read more

Washington Supreme Court to Revisit Arlenes Flowers Case

first_imgThe Supreme Court of the United States has asked the Washington Supreme Court to revisit Arlene’s Flowers v. Washington. The Justices will not hear the case, asking the lower court to take into consideration the recent Masterpiece Cake decision.In 2017, the Washington Supreme Court ruled that Arlene’s Flowers violated the state’s non-discrimination statutes when it refused to provide services to an LGBTQ couple. The owner of the flower shop was seeking religious exemption from these laws. The Supreme Court had no reprimand for any actions by the Washington Court and they are expected to revisit the case soon. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Equality Federation is confident that the Washington Court will once again rule that public businesses must be open to all. We cannot allow these businesses to discriminate against the LGBTQ community or anyone else. We urge the Washington Supreme Court to again rule against discrimination. Josh StickneyThanks for visiting our blog! Please share this post with your friends and family! The following two tabs change content below.center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Latest posts by Josh Stickney (see all) US Supreme Court refuses to hear case of florist who denied same-sex coupleTrump official tells Supreme Court: Businesses should be free to put up ‘no gay couples’ signsLGBT Hawaii supports Lesbian Tourist and today’s U.S. Supreme Court Rulinglast_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | November 28, 2011 Cardiac Imaging Enhancements to Browser-Based WebWorks Viewer 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 | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Technology | 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 | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more WebWorks’s timeline can list studies and access them from multiple enterprises via Patient Discovery and the NHIN Gateway. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img 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 News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. November 27, 2011 – BRIT Systems, Inc., announced new cardiac imaging enhancements to WebWorks, a 100% browser-based viewer. The new tools for cardiac ultrasound and optional MPR capabilities are part of Roentgen Works version 1.4, which is being demonstrated in BRIT Systems’ booth #4200 at RSNA 2011.The WebWorks enhancements to the Cine tool include onscreen start/stop buttons for each multi-frame image, a tool to start/stop all on-screen multi-frame images simultaneously, auto Cine upon opening, paging through sets of multi-frame images and performance improvements. It also includes a special feature for transferring measurements from the image viewer directly into report forms.  WebWorks is also being enhanced by an optional package to run MPRs. By providing MPRs to the Web browser, more advanced visualization tools are available to the referring physicians where they can be used for patient education.“BRIT worked closely with our cardiology customers to enhance this product so they could more efficiently view their studies within a browser,” says Shelly Fisher, President of BRIT Systems. “With studies over 1GB in size, it is much faster to deliver the browser screens than to deliver all those DICOM images.  Now, clinicians can quickly view their studies anywhere within their WAN.”Part of the Roentgen Works 100% browser-based family of radiology IT systems, WebWorks is a DICOM Viewer that requires no plug-in. BRIT Systems developed it using pure HTML and Javascript to provide exceptional performance and quality that is comparable to advanced imaging workstations. With no image download, clinicians can open very large sized studies in just seconds with the click of a button.WebWorks provides the same features found in a dedicated client/server workstation, including:Window Level adjustment with single click auto-window level;Pan, zoom, rotate, etc.;Measurement tools including freehand ROI;Automatic linking by body position;Compare side by side to prior studies;Timeline  with image icons at the top of the screen for easy access; andMulti-modality support. 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more read more Related Contentlast_img read more

Tourism associations at odds over industry statistics

first_imgNo related posts. The Association for the Protection of Tourism, or PROTUR, this week criticized a recent tourism survey by the National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) that said nine out of 10 tourism business owners claim the industry is doing “normal” or “very well.”The CANATUR survey was released in November and measures profitability, employment and demand for tourism services. But PROTUR President Boris Marchegiani, an outspoken critic of official tourism figures in Costa Rica, said, “We have checked with immigration statistics, and the occupancy rate at hotels continues to be low, and that’s affecting the hotel sector, especially when numbers are presented that are incorrect.” Earlier this year, Marchegiani said tourism statistics provided by the Costa Rican Tourism Board, or ICT, regarding the number of tourists who visit the country each year are exaggerated. He added that tourism companies and businesses are losing competitiveness. CANATUR President Juan Carlos Ramos countered that although the industry has seen better days, and demand has declined when compared to other years, CANATUR has compensated by promoting national tourism to Costa Ricans. Ramos said that the group’s recent survey is accurate and includes 120 companies that operate hotels, tours, travel agencies, rental car agencies and restaurants. In another recent development, the Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels (CCH) split with CANATUR, citing the latter chamber’s failure to implement reform suggested by the hotels chamber. The CCH also criticized CANATUR’s recent survey. According to CCH President Rubén Pacheco, CANATUR no longer represents the needs of the entire tourism sector. He cited the decision by other groups, including the national Airlines Association and the Costa Rican Rental Car Association, to also leave CANATUR. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jul 24, 2018 6:27 pm PDT Last Updated Jul 24, 2018 at 11:02 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this May 20, 2018 file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Lovato celebrated six years of sobriety in March, but she’s revealed in a new song that she’s no longer sober. The pop star released “Sober” on YouTube on Thursday, June 21. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Latest on the hospitalization of pop singer Demi Lovato (all times local):6:05 p.m.A representative for Demi Lovato says the singer is awake and with her family after she reportedly was hospitalized for an overdose in Los Angeles on Tuesday.A statement released Tuesday evening thanks the singer’s fans for their support and calls for them to respect the 25-year-old’s privacy. It says Lovato’s “health and recovery” is the most important thing at the moment.The statement came hours after paramedics were dispatched to Lovato’s Hollywood Hills home and she was apparently transported to a local hospital. Fire and police officials said they could not confirm it was Lovato who was treated.Multiple outlets, including TMZ and People, reported the singer had overdosed.The statement by Lovato’s representative said some of the information reported about the singer’s hospitalization was not accurate, but did not provide additional details.___3:55 p.m.Emergency officials confirm they transported a 25-year-old woman who lives on Demi Lovato’s block to the hospital amid reports that the pop star suffered a drug overdose.Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said paramedics received a call about a woman in need of medical attention at 11:22 a.m. Tuesday. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital, but Stewart said she could not confirm the woman’s condition or provide any additional details.Los Angeles police were also dispatched, but Officer Carlos Zaragoza said he could not release the woman’s identity or condition. Police say there is no criminal investigation into the call.Representatives of the 25-year-old singer did not respond to requests for comment. TMZ was the first to report that Lovato had been hospitalized for a drug overdose.center_img The Latest: Lovato rep says singer is awake and with familylast_img read more

Renewal of UNFICYPs mandate by Security Council set for Thursday

first_imgThe UN Security Council’s meeting for the renewal of UNFICYP’s mandate will eventually take place on Thursday, 27 July, it emerged on Friday.on Thursday, the five permanent members of the Security Council failed to agree on the final text of a resolution and agreed to meet again Friday after receiving instructions from their governments.The outcome of Friday’s consultations is not yet known, but it is understood that there is not enough time to complete the procedure, since after the five permanent members the draft has to be agreed by the rest of the members of the Security Council and will be put under “silent procedure” for 24 hours. Then, unless there is any objection, it will be communicated for unanimous adoption.A diplomatic source, however, has assured that there would be a smooth renewal of UNFICYP’s mandate.Since it became apparent that the resolution could not be adopted on Monday 24 July, the next open date for the meeting is the 27 of July.Reliable sources have said that the US insists on a stronger wording with regard to what they now ask to be included in the resolutions for all peacekeeping operations, namely a strategic review.As the US representative said during Tuesday’s consultations, UNFICYP’s strategic review should not be seen as an attempt to put the blame on anyone or abandon any of the two sides in Cyprus, but rather as a single practice of the Security Council for the peacekeeping operations, while the absence of a political agreement should modify the UN’s engagement.UNFICYP is one of the longest-running UN Peacekeeping missions. The Security Council established UNFICYP through resolution 186 (1964) on 4 March 1964 and has renewed the Mission’s mandate for six-month terms since then.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more