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Stars Gather At TigerTime Fundraiser

first_imgTigerTime campaign celebrity supporters, including actors Abi Titmuss and Peter Egan and designer Elizabeth Emanuel, gathered in London last week to celebrate an absolutely fabulous £10,000 fundraiser.Abi Titmuss with Emre ErtukThe money, raised through the sale of a one-off custom made designer handbag created by New York handbag designer, Emre Ertuk, will be used to fund anti-poaching and educational awareness programmes supported by TigerTime and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation in India, Russia and Thailand.The handbag was sold to Turkish television presenter and producer, Nilgun Colak.Commenting on the plight of the tiger actor Peter Egan said: “Tigers are in our dreams when we are children, and they must remain in our lives when we are adults. Only we can make this happen. Our legacy must be to create not destroy. I support the TigerTime campaign and together we can save the tiger.”“It is amazing that a fashion brand and TigerTime have worked together to produce vital funds for tiger conservation. TigerTime is a crucial campaign for the survival of the wild tiger and will always have my loyal support,” added actress Abi Titmuss.Among the celebrities supporting TigerTime at the event were actor Peter Egan, award winning actress Abi Titmuss, fashion designer Elizabeth Emanuel, presenter Wincey Willis and TV vet Zara Boland. TigerTime is lucky to have such dedicated and passionate supporters behind the campaign that care deeply about the future of the wild tiger. For a full list of TigerTime celebrity supporters – such as Paul McCartney, Ricky Gervais and Joanna Lumley – click here, and for more on TigerTime (a campaign run by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation), visit TigerTime.info.The TigerTime team would like to thank Emre Ertuk, Nilgun Colak and Meera Gandhi, founder of the Giving Back Foundation who hosted the reception at her London home.last_img read more

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UN envoy to Iraq to be named shortly – Annan

The last Special Representative, Sergio Vieira de Mello, was among 22 people killed in a terrorist attack last August on the UN’s Baghdad office. The UN eventually withdrew international personnel from Iraq and based its operations in Jordan.At a press conference today in New York, the Secretary-General said the UN has continued its work on behalf of the Iraqi people, including by helping to set up the transitional administration.”Over and above our efforts in the electoral area and eventually in the constitutional area, those [UN staff] in Amman are operating within Iraq through the local staff and contractors,” he said, citing the efforts of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), which is implementing a $2 million project on the ground.”We are doing whatever we can from Amman and, where necessary, we do cross-border trips,” he added.The aim, he explained, is to find creative ways to assist the Iraqi people without over-exposing UN personnel to risk.The Secretary-General also emphasized the crucial political work underway. “Quite frankly, if we are going to resolve the conflict in Iraq, it’s through political reconciliation, it’s through political work, it’s through inclusive, participatory elections and the national conference which will be held next month,” he said.Force alone would not resolve the conflict, he stressed. “You have to go the political route, so please do not underestimate efforts to get the political process going and to get the Iraqis engaged in talking to each other democratically.””In the long-run, that is going to make much more difference than any force you can put in,” he said. read more

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Ohio State reacts to disciplinary actions handed out by football coach Urban

Lantern file photoOhio State football coach Urban Meyer did not waste much time responding to recently filed police reports involving members of the team. Four separate, unrelated incidents involving four players resulted in disciplinary action Monday, an act that sparked a reaction in some students.After learning that starting senior running back Carlos Hyde was listed as a “person of interest” in the reported assault of a woman at a Columbus bar Saturday, Meyer suspended him from all team activities pending the outcome of both the student code of conduct and criminal investigations.Starting redshirt junior cornerback Bradley Roby, who was scheduled to represent OSU at Big Ten Media Days later this week, will no longer be making the trip to Chicago. Roby was arrested Sunday in Bloomington, Ind. and charged with misdemeanor battery, according to a police report.A pair of incoming freshmen, defensive lineman Tim Gardner and tight end Marcus Baugh, were also disciplined by Meyer. Gardner was sent home and removed from the team for the 2013 season and Baugh was suspended from all football team activities as well as the team’s season opener against Buffalo on Aug. 31.Some OSU students said they think Meyer sprang to react too quickly.“In my opinion, he spoke a little too soon because you never know especially since it happened on the weekend,” said Carly Weintraub, a third-year in early childhood education. “If I were in his shoes, I probably would have waited until I got the full story because you never know what happens on the weekends.”Jakob Schumann, a fourth-year in civil engineering, disagreed. He said he agreed with Meyer’s fast action.“I’m all for it,” Schumann said. “The media is already having a field day with it, so I think you have to be proactive and take action right away.”Weintraub said she was disappointed after hearing about the allegations against Hyde and Roby.“I think it’s kind of sad to be honest because in my opinion, Ohio State was doing so great,” she said. “On top of the world, 12-0, and now we have all this bad publicity.”Meyer said he has “a clear set of core values in place” that those inside the program are meant to live by, according to the press release.Schumann said because of these values, acting quickly in response to the police reports was the right thing to do, as things could change depending on if Hyde is charged.“With Hyde, you would think you have to kick him off the team, but he’s innocent until proven guilty,” he said. “Once he’s charged, you would have to kick him off the team, but for right now, this is the right move and you just reassess once you know more.Weintraub said she thinks OSU fans are frustrated after hearing of the suspensions because the team has been expected to perform well this season.“There are two bad stories in one day when we should just be focusing on winning and getting to the Rose Bowl,” she said. “I know a lot of people who are already planning on going on that trip and we can’t have any bad publicity or let anything get in the way.”Schumann said he thinks the potential to lose Roby for the season will hurt the Buckeyes more than if they lost Hyde.“I think they have enough running backs that they’re going to be all right,” Schumann said. “Roby is a big loss. He is the best defensive player on the team, and he’s a leader.” read more

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Hellenic Heart kickstarts its Greece donations

first_imgFresh from its launch earlier this year, the Hellenic Heart foundation has shipped 469 boxes containing 11,535 units to Greece in an effort to support struggling families through the economic woes faced by the country.The items included clothing, toys, baby feeding equipment, sanitary items, blankets, linen and stationery. Owner Rea Liapis said she is overwhelmed by the response Hellenic Heart has received since getting off the ground and is reaching out to Melbourne’s Greek community to assist those facing hardship ahead of the Christmas period here, with some items left over from those sent to Greece.“I would love to create care packages for local Greeks needing some help,” she said. Hellenic Heart can be reached via its Facebook page. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Spalleti fired up for Milan Derby

Spalleti fired up for Milan Derby

first_imgLuciano Spalletti is hoping to make history with Inter Milan as he believes the Derby “is worth far more than three points.“I think the derby is worth far more than three points for what it brings out in the minds of the players and the enthusiasm of the fans,” said the Inter boss in his Press conference via Football Italia.“This week we haven’t thought about Barcelona or anything else, just the derby. We knew this would be a packed season with so many tournaments and the derby is a competition all by itself. This game is the thermometer to measure the Inter fever in the city.“A victory could give us so much more than just three points. We must be demanding of ourselves and expect great things, because that is what this game requires. We won’t stand for any fear, because we are convinced that what we are doing is right.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“Since coming here, I’ve realised that Inter fans are more likely to forget the birthdays of their husbands or wives than they are the date of the derby. There aren’t three tiers at San Siro, but a fourth with all our fans on their couches cheering us on from home.“If you want to go down in the history of Inter, and not just for the length of your contract, then you’ll do it via this game.“People shouldn’t talk about the crowd as the frame to this match, but as part of the painting itself, because no other game can provide the kind of passion that represents a Milan Derby and the city ought to be proud.”last_img read more

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At least 60 vehicles tires slashed at Coral Springs condo complex

At least 60 vehicles tires slashed at Coral Springs condo complex

first_imgCORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating after a Coral Springs community woke up to tire trouble this weekend.Residents of the Holiday Village condo complex near the intersection of North University Drive and Sample Road found their tires completely slashed, Saturday.Police said at least 60 cars were damaged.“It’s not fun, it’s not funny. It’s pretty downright evil,” said a resident who was not identified. “I’m like, ‘How would you feel if someone did it to you?’”Area residents said they worry the slasher could strike again.Police said they are following up on multiple leads.If you have any information on this act of vandalism, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Oscars 2019 Results red carpet watch online and more

first_img Hulu with Live TV costs $40 a month and includes ABC, but check to see which live channels Hulu offers in your area. PlayStation Vue Culture Media Streamers TV and Movies PlayStation Vue’s $45 Access plan includes ABC. Use the PlayStation Vue Plans page to see if you can get a live feed of Fox where you live. Read full review The above streaming services offer a free, seven-day trial. Another option is Locast, which streams local broadcasters, including ABC, in certain large US cities, for free. And of course you could always use an antenna to try to pick up the ABC station in your area (DVR optional). For folks looking for an insider’s look into the show, you can also watch the IMDb LIVE at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on Twitch. It’s hosted by Aisha Tyler, who is good at that sort of thing. For viewers outside the US, oscars.org has a list of providers around the world that will carry the broadcast, including BSkyB, Canal+ France and CCTV-6.   Where can I stream the red carpet? The earlier red carpet proceedings will be streamed live on Twitter. You can watch by following the Academy Awards official Twitter account here. Sister site Entertainment Tonight Online and as usual the E network, available on many live TV streaming services, will have Oscars pre-coverage all day Sunday, with E’s red carpet coverage beginning at 2 p.m. PT.  Who are the nominees? black-panther-tchalla-1 Marvel Studios Let’s focus on the big six: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. (And here’s our full list of the nominees.) Best Picture Black Panther BlacKkKlansman Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book Roma A Star is Born Vice Best Director BlacKkKlansman — Spike Lee Cold War — Paweł Pawlikowski The Favourite — Yorgos Lanthimos Roma — Alfonso Cuaron Vice — Adam McKay Best Actor Christian Bale — Vice Bradley Cooper — A Star Is Born Willem Dafoe — At Eternity’s Gate Rami Malik — Bohemian Rhapsody Viggo Mortensen — Green Book Best Actress Yalitza Aparicio — Roma Glenn Close — The Wife Olivia Colman — The Favourite Lady Gaga — A Star is Born Melissa McCarthy — Can You Ever Forgive Me? Best Supporting Actor Mahershala Ali — Green Book Adam Driver — BlacKkKlansman Sam Elliot — A Star is Born Richard E Grant — Can You Ever Forgive Me? Sam Rockwell — Vice Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams — Vice Marina de Tavira — Roma Regina King — If Beale Street Could Talk  Emma Stone — The Favourite Rachel Weisz — The Favourite How can I watch the nominees online? We have a list of where you can watch the Oscar 2019 nominees.  Who’s going to win? You can read our predictions for Best Picture here. But some believe that Black Panther could have a shot at Best Picture. Maybe.  Now playing: Watch this: YouTube TV costs $40 a month and includes ABC. Plug in your ZIP code on its channel lineup page to see what live, local networks are available where you live. See at YouTube TV Comments Hulu with Live TV Share your voice See at Hulu with Live TVcenter_img YouTube TV See at PlayStation Vue Rick Meyer The 2019 Oscars, aka the 91st annual Academy Awards, are happening right now. As if you didn’t know.But maybe you don’t know where you can stream the show live, or the start times and everything else necessary to make your Oscars 2019 experience go off without a hitch.That’s where we come in. We’ve listed the top ways to watch online — including free options that are nice and legal — as well who’s nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor and all the rest. Yes, Black Panther is up for best picture (as well as best costume design) and might even have a slight chance, though Roma’s our top prediction.Want to know more? Read on.Who won?We’re already halfway through the Oscars. Head to our results posts to see who’s won so far!Where can I stream the 2019 Oscars online?For audiences in the US, ABC is streaming the live broadcast of the Oscars on the ABC website, but only to specific cities and only after you sign in with a participating pay TV provider — typically a cable company, satellite provider or live streaming service. Click here for details. If you subscribe to a live TV streaming service that carries ABC in your city, you can use it to watch the Oscars too. DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV all carry ABC in most US cities. All of them offer a seven-day free trial, so you can sign up now and cancel after the ceremony if you want. Note that Sling TV, Fubo TV, AT&T Watch Now and Philo do not carry ABC at all. Disclosure: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page. Oscars 2019: How to write the perfect best picture speech… 4:15 See at DirecTV Now Tags DirecTV Now DirecTV Now’s basic, $40-a-month Live a Little package includes ABC. You can use its channel lookup tool to see if you get a live feed of Fox and the other local networks in your ZIP code. 8 Black Panther Marvel Oscars 2019last_img read more

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Man beaten dead by police in Joypurhat

Man beaten dead by police in Joypurhat

first_imgjoypurhatA man was beaten to death allegedly by police at Harunga village of Kalai upazila early Monday.The deceased was identified as Saidur Rahman, son of Ashraf Ali, a resident of the village.Belayet Hossain, additional superintendent of Joypurhat police, said that a team of police locked into an altercation with Saidur around 5:00am when they went to the village to arrest his nephew Shapla, accused in a case filed in connection with sexual harassment.At one stage, Saidur suffered a brain stroke and died on the spot, the police official said.However, the family members claimed that Saidur was beaten to death by police.Police sent the body to Joypurhat Modern Hospital for an autopsy.A tense situation was prevailing at the village following the incident.Later, the additional superintendent of police went to the spot and brought the situation under control.Meanwhile, four policemen, including two sub-inspectors of Kalai police station, were withdrawn from their posted station.last_img read more

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HMC all set to introduce online tax payment system

HMC all set to introduce online tax payment system

first_imgKolkata: The Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) is all set to introduce the online payment system of property tax.This was decided at a high-level meeting held in HMC recently. It was presided over by Mayor Rathin Chakraborty. It may be mentioned that Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) have already introduced the system for collection of property tax.Arun Roychudhury, member, Mayor in Council for Tax and License, said the system will benefit the property tax payers immensely. A property owner can now go to the website of HMC and give the holding number of the premises or the assessee number of the premises, to get the property tax amount which he/she has to pay. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt has been decided that the online system will be introduced in wards 1 to 50 and will be later introduced in the 16 wards that fall under Bali. There are 1.42 lakh property tax payers in Howrah and another 27,000 in Bali. The HMC has also introduced the system of paying property tax through credit and debit cards. Counters have been opened in the seven borough offices and employees are extending all possible help to the property tax payers in this regard. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedEarlier, to pay property tax, property owners had to go to the HMC headquarters and stand in long queues, a process which often took several hours to complete. The present system will help them to save time and embarrassment, Roychowdhury said. He said the new system may have some teething problem at the beginning, but the problems that will be detected will be ironed out subsequently. The HMC had placed an order to a private firm to prepare the software for the online tax payment system. To make people aware of the new system, HMC will send a pamphlet along with the property tax bill next month.last_img read more

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Bringing alive authentic flavours of Punjab

Bringing alive authentic flavours of Punjab

first_imgIndian culinary tradition boasts of exquisite and authentic recipes that are bound to satisfy every palate and JW Marriott as a brand has continuously worked towards bringing culinary intelligence to the forefront. Seizing the real essence of the diverse cuisine, this November K3 by JW Marriott, New Delhi brings to you the much awaited Amritsari food festival – a fantastic medley of finger-licking delights to indulge in. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAmritsar is synonymous with finger-licking awesomeness when it comes to food. A lot of times the ‘Amritsari’ is used just to attract the crowds without any real effort to give a genuine feel to the food. Not so at the Amritsari food festival at the JW Marriott, New Delhi. This is one authentic experience – as real as you can get to sample some fine Amritsari food in Chandigarh. The carefully crafted menu comprises traditional spice laced food, deliciously created from fresh ingredients keeping in mind a healthy nutritional balance and preserving the wholesome goodness. It would be a delightful experience for food lovers of the city as they could eat the varieties of traditional Punjabi dishes each day. The festival would take the foodies of on an extraordinary voyage to taste the flavorsome Punjab di dishes. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe dishes are specially curated by renowned and expert Chef Sweety Singh, a man of few words. He would much rather ply you with his delicious creations than talk about himself or his culinary expertise that has people from politicians to film stars wanting a spell of the Sweety’s magic. An exceptional culinary artist, Chef Sweety Singh believes in mining swaad (umami) without stifling preparations with tomato puree, full-fat cream, and butter – the standard taste enhancers employed by restaurants claiming to offer “authentic” Punjabi cuisine. Chef Sweety does not use any cashew, almond, saffron, and food colour in any of his dishes. And being a puritan, he uses ghee in abundance. Chef’s signature recipes have been developed and perfected throughout his career as they are authentic slow-cooking dishes which are made in homes across the world. They are packed with flavor and unique in taste. The current festival gives the food connoisseur a wide range of Punjabi dishes to choose from – both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Bhatti ka kukkad, Lahori paneer tikka, Meat diya seekha, Highway tandoori kukkad and a lot more to serve your hunger with. Every cuisine is prepared with homemade masalas and traditional style to keep the cultural Punjabi vibes alive. The Chefs at K3 along with Master Chef Sweety Singh are dishing out an opulent list of culinary showstoppers for both lunch and dinner during the sumptuous festival. From November 16-25, the guests can find a lunch and dinner homemade set menu and also can experience a feast on traditional Indian food in K3 by JW Marriott, New Delhi.last_img read more

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Why Billionaire Investor Reid Hoffman Is Betting Big on Bitcoin

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Reid Hoffman has an expert eye for promising tech startups. The LinkedIn chairman and co-founder’s early stakes in Facebook, Airbnb and Dropbox prove he’s able to see the next big thing before most of us even know what it is — and it’s paid off for him time and again.These days, the so-called “startup whisperer” is placing his bets on Bitcoin. As a full-time partner at venture capital firm Greylock Partners, he claims his primary focus is to invest in “world-class entrepreneurs with new categories of ideas with the possibility of massive scale.” One of those entrepreneurs is Wences Casares, co-founder of Xapo, an ambitious, Palo Alto, Calif.-based Bitcoin wallet and storage startup. With Hoffman leading the charge, Greylock invested $20 million in Xapo last year.  “Bitcoin has the potential to be a massively disruptive technology,” Hoffman wrote in a post announcing the investment last July. “It is the leading digital currency and it’s growing fast.”Related: LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman: Success Tips From Silicon ValleyThen, in November — a month before Bloomberg declared Bitcoin the worst-performing currency of 2014 — he announced a hefty personal stake in Bitcoin that he brokered, a $21 million investment into Blockstream. The Montreal-based startup aims to improve upon Bitcoin’s blockchain backbone, the shared public ledger upon which the virtual currency’s entire network relies.We caught up with the father of online professional networking recently to find out why he’s betting big on Bitcoin and why he thinks the controversial cryptocurrency is here to stay. What follows are portions of that interview, edited for clarity and brevity.Related: Why This Internet Pioneer Thinks Bitcoin Has the Power to Break the Cycle of PovertyWhen did Bitcoin first pique your curiosity and when did you become a believer? I first got into it after speaking with Wences Casares, who I refer to as Patient Zero for Bitcoin in Silicon Valley. Patient Zero is the first infection of a viral contagion.I’d been paying attention to Bitcoin because a couple of other people that Wences had talked with, like Katana Capital founder Charlie Songhurst, had also talked to me about it and said that it was very important. No one had made the argument in a way that stuck yet, but it made me curious. I started to really think about it, so I sought out Wences in the summer of 2013. We had a fairly thorough conversation. He articulated very strong positive theories about Bitcoin and I began to feel empowered.Related: IBM Looking at Adopting Bitcoin Technology for Major CurrenciesWhat is most interesting about Bitcoin to you? What attracts you to it? Once I started really digging into it, I came to realize that there are three aspects to Bitcoin that are interwoven and Bitcoin is most interesting because of them. They are: One, it’s an asset, like digital gold 2.0. Two, it’s a currency in as much as currency is like the digital app that allows you to begin to transact and trade. And, three, it’s also a platform where you can build financial and other products on top of it. These attributes all bound together are what convinced me that there’s a certainty that there will be at least one global cryptocurrency and that there’s a good argument that it’s Bitcoin, or that Bitcoin is one of them, if not THE one. And, if Bitcoin isn’t that global cryptocurrency, then something else will be.I think that a global cryptocurrency that is an asset, a currency and a platform, is pretty essential for good progress in what we can do when it comes to building products and services, banking the unbanked in the third world and creating effective commerce across borders, among other things.Related: ‘Days Felt Like Years’: What Morgan Spurlock Found When He Tried to Survive on Bitcoin for a WeekYou’ve said that you’re not concerned with the day-to-day price of Bitcoin, that you’re more focused on the long-game outlook of your Bitcoin investments. Why? My investment philosophy is very much long-term. I don’t do any small trades, like, “Oh, I’ll own this for a year and then I’ll sell it.” I invest only in long-term trends. That’s part of the reason I’m a venture investor. When I invested in Airbnb, when it was totally a new and random thing, most people said, “No way, no one’s gonna’ have strangers over at their house to rent a room, etc.” I saw it differently.When I invest, I think, “What is the way the world should be and is this investment part of that end? Is this plan the best plan for that to happen?” So that’s minimum five years. When it comes to Bitcoin, that’s the framework that I think about it in.Why do you think the price of Bitcoin has diminished so much since late 2013, when it soared above $1,000?I think that the price drop has gotten lost in asset speculation. A lot of people were like, “Oh, my God, I gotta’ get in now!” They thought it was a get rich quick scheme. Obviously the run up was driven by speculation. Speculation tends to be very volatile to, “Oh, my God, it’s headed down now. Oh, get out quick.” Speculators are not long-term buyers. Speculators are cash in on the upswing and know when to get off the boat.Honestly, I don’t even check the price. I don’t even know what it is right now. I would guess it’s around $200-ish. Once it went down to $200, it’s actually not been that volatile since. The volatility decreased after that big drop and it’s now coming to a point where it’s at the current clearing price.Related: How a Teenage Entrepreneur Built a Startup on Bitcoin RichesWhat are the biggest challenges holding Bitcoin back from mass adoption? There aren’t enough use cases that make it easy enough to transact in Bitcoin yet. It has to be easy to use and reliably fulfill people’s needs. Most of the places a digital asset is needed very badly are not places like the U.S., where I can sit with my dollars in the bank. It’s more like Argentina or Ukraine or Russia. Those areas still have to get to the point where it’s useful.Once you get the asset store working in those locations, you have to figure out where people want to transact in Bitcoin. Is it cross-border transactions? Is it other types of transactions that are unique and difficult to do?While it’s cool that Overstock will accept Bitcoin, a lot of people in the U.S. have credit cards and can buy from Overstock with them, so they don’t need to get Bitcoin in order to buy from Overstock. Most mass adoption of technology doesn’t just go do something just because it’s cool. When you get mass adoption, it’s because it’s serving a need.Related: Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin Is Like a ‘Child Taking Its First Steps’ But Will One Day Win the Finance MarathonWhat is your advice to those considering investing in the Bitcoin space? Roughly speaking, it’s very much like a venture investment. What I tell people who are angel investors investing in it, even though I think that the likelihood that Bitcoin will go to zero is very low, I say don’t invest in something you’re not willing to lose, or lose a good portion of. Now, for portfolio management, like if you have $10,000 and you invest $500, that’s usually kind of an unsafe side bet.If you’re interested in Bitcoin, if you believe it’s part of how you think the world should be, the way the world will eventually end up going towards and you want to participate in that, then it might be for you. Or, if you’re in some place where you have no real, good asset value store and you’re uncertain about the banks, you’re uncertain about the government currency, then Bitcoin can provide a useful asset store for you.Related: 16 Startup Trends That Will Be Huge in 2015 Register Now » April 10, 2015center_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 8 min readlast_img read more

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Roadworks on the M6 A500 and A50 this week

first_imgRoadworks on the M6, A500 and A50 Roadworks in the Staffordshire Moorlands Roadworks in Stoke-on-Trent Roadworks in South Cheshire A50 closed all weekend Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailThere are roadworks taking place on the M6, A500 and A50 in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire in the coming week. Motorists hitting the Highways England operated roads of the area on Monday morning can expect a raft of delays and road closures waiting for them. Before then the roadworks likely to cause most disruption are likely to be the closure of the M6 between junction 14 and 15 for up to 24 hours while a bridge is torn down over the weekend (Saturday September 22 and Sunday September 23). This list contains only the roadworks considered to be most likely to cause delays on key routes as well as those involving road closures and temporary traffic lights. It is not exhaustive and does not feature some minor or emergency repairs that come up after publication. Other roadworks may finish or start before schedule or be cancelled altogether. If you only want information about roadworks in a different area of North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, visit the links below, otherwise scroll down for the roadworks most likely to disrupt your journey in South Cheshire in the coming week All information from Highways England, local authorities and utility companies. Read MoreRoadworks from October 1 until October 4center_img Roadworks in Newcastle Borough North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Roadworks in Stafford Borough/Uttoxeter M6: The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J19: From 22:00 on 1 October 2018 to 06:00 on 2 October 2018. Two lanes closed The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J17: From 22:00 on 1 October 2018 to 06:00 on 2 October 2018 , From 23:30 on 2 October 2018 to 06:00 on 3 October 2018 and between 22:00 and 06:00 from 3 October 2018 to 6 October 2018. Two lanes closed each time. The M6 northbound between junctions J16 and J17: From 22:00 on 1 October 2018 to 06:00 on 2 October 2018 , F rom 23:30 on 2 October 2018 to 06:00 on 3 October 2018 and everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 3 October 2018 to 6 October 2018. Three lanes closed each time. The M6 southbound between junctions J16 and J15: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 3 October 2018 to 6 October 2018. Three lanes closed The M6 southbound between junctions J15 and J14: From 22:00 on 6 October 2018 to 08:00 on 7 October 2018. Three lanes closed The M6 southbound between junctions J15 and J13: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 3 October 2018 to 6 October 2018. One lane closed The M6 northbound between junctions J14 and J15: From 22:00 on 6 October 2018 to 08:00 on 7 October 2018. Three lanes closed The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J14: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 3 October 2018 to 6 October 2018. One lane closed A500: The A500 northbound exit slip to the A34: From 21:00 on 4 October 2018 to 06:00 on 5 October 2018. Two lanes closed The A500 northbound exit slip to the A527 North: From 21:00 on 1 October 2018 to 05:00 on 2 October 2018. Two lanes closed The A500 northbound entry slip from the A527 South: The A500 northbound entry slip from the A527 South. From 21:00 on 1 October 2018 to 05:00 on 2 October 2018 A50: The A50 eastbound between the A521 Blythe Bridge East and the junction with the A522: From 20:00 on 28 September 2018 to 05:30 on 1 October 2018 and From 20:00 on 5 October 2018 to 05:30 on 8 October 2018. Two lanes closed The A50 eastbound exit slip to the A522: Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 1 October 2018 to 5 October 2018. One lane closed The A50 eastbound entry slip from the A522: Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 1 October 2018 to 5 October 2018. One lane closed The A50 eastbound between the A522 and the junction with the A518: From 20:00 on 5 October 2018 to 05:30 on 8 October 2018. One lane closed. The A50 westbound entry slip from the A522: From 20:00 on 5 October 2018 to 05:30 on 8 October 2018. One lane closed. The A50 westbound between the A518 and the junction with the A521 Blythe Bridge East: From 20:00 on 28 September 2018 to 05:30 on 1 October 2018 and From 20:00 on 5 October 2018 to 05:30 on 8 October 2018last_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | May 22, 2019 Brazil’s Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow Santa Casa de Misericordia has selected Carestream to replace its legacy diagnostic workflow technology across all… read more January 20, 2014 — Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division unveiled at the 2013 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting its next generation of medical printers, including three digital thermal models with features such as built-in image capture and hybrid signal inputs.  News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more Related Content News | Enterprise Imaging | April 05, 2019 Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform Highlighted at 2019 SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium Visage Imaging will be exhibiting the latest version of the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform at the 2019 Society of… read more The models build on Sony’s existing printer line and the company’s other medical applications, including ultrasound, portable C-Arm and cardiac cath labs. The Sony UP-D898MD, UP-X898MD and UP-991AD printers are scheduled for release in spring 2014. News | Enterprise Imaging | April 15, 2019 Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Implements Change Healthcare Enterprise Imaging Change Healthcare successfully implemented its Radiology PACS (picture archiving and communication system), Image… read more UP-X898MD Hybrid Analog Ultrasound black and white printerAccepts analog and digital signal inputs High resolution 325 DPICompact design Upper and lower paper cutterCompatibility with advance ultrasound systems Built-in digital capture Prints in about 1.9 seconds  Compatibility with previous model’s end-user media   Key features of the printers include: UP-991AD Hybrid printerDirect Thermal printer High resolution 325 DPICompact design Accepts analog and digital signal inputs Prints in about 1.9 seconds Automatic media cutting functionPrints full page for film or paperCompatibility with portable C-Arm application Compatibility with previous model’s end-user media  Technology | Artificial Intelligence | May 13, 2019 FDA Approves Zebra Medical Vision’s HealthPNX AI Chest X-ray Triage Product Zebra Medical Vision has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for HealthPNX, an artificial… read more UP-D898MD Digital Ultrasound black and white printerHigh resolution 325 DPICompact design Upper and lower paper cutterBuilt-in digital capture Compatibility with advance ultrasound systems   Prints in about 1.9 seconds USB interfaceCompatibility with previous model’s end-user media  News | PACS Accessories | May 28, 2019 Intelerad Showcases Clario SmartWorklist at SIIM 2019 The Clario SmartWorklist intelligently manages picture archiving and communication system (PACS) reading workflow by… read more News | Breast Imaging | April 03, 2019 Konica Minolta Highlights New Exa Mammo Features at SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. will highlight new features of Exa Mammo, a picture archiving and communication… 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 Technology | January 20, 2014 Sony Demonstrates Medical Printing Technology at RSNA 2013 News | Teleradiology | April 10, 2019 vRad Receives 19th Patent vRad (Virtual Radiologic), a Mednax Radiology Solutions practice, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office… read more News | PACS | June 07, 2019 PaxeraHealth Wins Four New PACS Projects in Chile Picture archiving and communication system/radiology information system (PACS/RIS) developer PaxeraHealth has won four… read more For more information: www.sony.com/medical FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

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VKPR announce representation of Savoy Palace Portugal

VKPR announce representation of Savoy Palace Portugal

first_imgVKPR announce representation of Savoy Palace, PortugalVKPR announce representation of Savoy Palace, PortugalVictoria King Public Relations is pleased to announce the representation of Savoy Palace, the newest addition to the notable Savoy Signature portfolio in Portugal’s Madeira archipelago.  The island’s only Leading Hotels of the World affiliate is slated to open summer 2019 in the capital city of Funchal.Situated within walking distance to the Old Town, Savoy Palace has been built on the site of the former Savoy Hotel. The new five-star hotel will feature 352 ocean-facing rooms and suites, a rooftop lounge with panoramic views, terraced gardens, meeting spaces, multiple pools, a library and an array of trendy restaurants and bars. Designed by Saraiva + Associados in collaboration with Nini Andrade Silva, one of Madeira’s most renowned interior designers, the hotel’s aesthetic will bring the surrounding landscape and culture of the island into focus to showcase the absolute best Madeira has to offer.One of the highlights of Savoy Palace will be its expansive 33,000 square-foot spa, featuring eleven treatment rooms, a halo therapy room, sensory showers, Turkish hammam, beauty bar and more. The treatment menu will encompass an abundant selection of signature facials, massages, and holistic healing rituals inspired by the Laurissilva Forest – Madeira’s UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest surviving laurel forest in the world.Madeira Island, also known as “The Garden Island of The Atlantic” was recognized for the fifth consecutive year as Europe’s ‘Leading Island Destination’ at the World Travel Awards 2018.  Famed for its fortified wine and lush exotic landscapes, the Portuguese outpost also offers a yearly calendar rich in festivities, such as The Carnival, the Flower Festival, the Madeira Wine Festival and the Columbus Festival as well as the world-famous Madeira New Year’s Eve fireworks display, which holds a Guinness World Record.Savoy Palace is conveniently located 20-minutes from the Madeira Airport. Rates start at $224 USD based on double occupancy.For more information, please visit www.savoysignature.com/savoypalacehotel or contact Carol Ann Kelley-Elwell carolann@vkpr.com at Victoria King Public Relations, Inc.Source = Victoria King Public Relationslast_img read more

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MMPRC appoints Think Strawberries as India representative

MMPRC appoints Think Strawberries as India representative

first_imgMaldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has appointed Think Strawberries as its Representative Office in India effective August 1, 2019. The company will implement the destination’s marketing and PR strategy in the India market. Think Strawberries was the India Representative of MMPRC from 2013 to 2016 as well.Shikha Mishra, the PR & Media Manager of MMPRC office in India said, “As Maldives has seen a 96.4% growth in Indian tourist arrivals in 2019, it is a matter of pride for us to be appointed as the Marketing and PR Representative for MMPRC in India. We will continue to promote Maldives in the India market with Media, Trade and Consumer activities to increase the visitor arrivals from India to Maldives.”last_img

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Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires In the 2018 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals traded their third- and fifth-round picks to move up to No. 10 overall to take quarterback Josh Rosen.One season later, he now faces possible uncertainty for his future with the team, approaching the 2019 draft.The glaring question from now until April 25 will be: will Rosen stay or will he go?With speculation growing of prospect Kyler Murray going No. 1 overall to the Cardinals, talks have begun about where Rosen could end up — and for what price. 234 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Related LinksPeter King: 3 reasons to believe in Kyler Murray the NFL quarterbackArizona Sports NFL Mock Draft Tracker: Who’s next for the Cards at No. 1?Nick Bosa: Cardinals would be making ‘big mistake’ passing on meNBC Sports’ Peter King cited two sources who’ve said that Rosen’s trade value is worth a third-round pick.One of his sources is former Cardinals quarterback (2005-09) and Hall of Famer Kurt Warner.“I would give a three for Josh,” Warner told King.The other source, an anonymous NFL GM, said, “Probably a three,” which is “not what the Cardinals would think his value is.”NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that free agent quarterback Tyrod Taylor was traded for a third rounder, saying that Rosen should be worth more.In 13 starts, the 22-year-old Rosen threw for 2,278 yards with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He was sacked 45 times and posted a 66.7 quarterback rating, the lowest of any rookie.Cardinals general manager Steve Keim’s decision with the No. 1 overall pick is critical in Arizona’s future as a franchise, and possibly his job security.“Is Josh Rosen our quarterback? Yeah, he is, right now, for sure,” Keim said at the NFL Scouting Combine last week. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Cardinals QB Josh Rosen, left, and Oklahoma prospect Kyler Murray, right. (AP photos) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Hotel Chadstone Melbour

Go back to the enewsletter Hotel Chadstone Melbour

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterHotel Chadstone Melbourne is now accepting reservations with the first guests to check in at the city’s newest luxury destination in November 2019.Accor and Vicinity Centres (Vicinity) have unveiled new details around the $130 million project, currently under construction, including its official name, Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, MGallery by Sofitel.The 12-storey, 250-room hotel – including rooftop conservatory bar, swimming pool and wellness centre – will offer panoramic views from Port Phillip Bay to the CBD and across the Dandenong Ranges, setting a new benchmark for luxury accommodation outside Melbourne’s centre.Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, MGallery by Sofitel | King RoomThe hotel, targeting a five-star rating, is more than halfway through construction with the interior fit-out underway. Every detail of the design has been considered throughout the lobby, function spaces and suites including a bespoke digital art installation upon entry intended to evolve seasonally alongside Chadstone – The Fashion Capital.Guest rooms feature custom lighting, brass and leather finishes, lavish Appelles amenities and locally sourced minibar featuring renowned Victorian produce. Hotel Chadstone Melbourne is targeting a 5 Star Green Star Design and As Built rating using the version 1.1 rating tool, making it the first hotel in Australia to target a 5 Star Green Star rating.Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, MGallery by Sofitel | Pool Level 12Construction has also begun on ‘The Link’, the covered pedestrian walkway connecting Hotel Chadstone Melbourne with the retail precinct and Tower One (Chadstone’s commercial office tower) to enhance amenity for customers, retailers and office workers, and fully integrate and leverage foot traffic between the buildings.MGallery by Sofitel is AccorHotels’ collection of exclusive, design-led boutique hotels. Once open, Hotel Chadstone Melbourne will become the 11th MGallery hotel in Australia, and join other iconic addresses including Hotel Lindrum Melbourne and Harbour Rocks Hotel in Sydney, as well as others in Paris, Amsterdam, Bangkok and Vietnam.Bookings made through accor.com are currently being accepted for arrivals beginning 1 December 2019.Lead image: Hotel Chadstone Melbourne’s Level 12 Bar.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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SP upgrades Cyprus to BB with stable outlook citing stalled reforms

SP upgrades Cyprus to BB with stable outlook citing stalled reforms

first_imgStandard & Poor’s (S&P) said that it upgraded Cyprus’s sovereign rating to BB+ from BB which is still one notch below investment grade and placed it on stable outlook citing better than expected economic and fiscal performance.“The stable outlook balances our view of Cyprus’s fiscal and economic progress against unusually high levels of nonperforming loans in its financial sector, alongside risks of weaker reform delivery ahead of next year’s presidential elections,” the rating company said in a statement on its website on Friday adding that it affirmed the B short-term rating. “At an estimated 48 per cent as of end-November 2016, nonperforming loans are among the highest of all rated sovereigns. We believe that the banking sector is reducing asset quality concerns, although we still view financial stability as a main risk and consider the contingent liabilities from the financial sector as moderate”.“In our view, the deterioration in the banking sector’s asset quality reached an all-time low in early 2015,” it said.S&P added that it also expects the economy to expand this year 2.7 per cent before growth slows down to 2.5 per cent over 2018 to 2020 adding that it also expects public debt to drop to 90 per cent of economic output by the end of next year. “We think that the sovereign’s budgetary position will on average show a small surplus over 2018-2020, driving a discernible decline in government debt,” S&P said.“We expect labour demand to remain solid and project that the unemployment rate, 13.3 per cent at year-end 2016, will fall below 12 per cent by 2018,” S&P said. “We forecast investment activity to accelerate with foreign private-sector funding contributing to projects in the tourism and energy sectors, also reflecting funding from the European Union (EU), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Although domestic banks have increased lending activity and the real estate sector has stabilized, the protracted restructuring in the banking sector will constrain construction activity”.S&P added that it expects that the geopolitical situation in the wider region will allow tourism to continue adding to growth, even at a “lower pace” despite last year’s Brexit vote in the UK.“In the medium-to-long term, economic growth prospects may also flourish from the exploitation of natural gas fields,” it said. “An additional supportive factor to the country’s growth rate is in the possibility of currently negotiated reunification of the island, which would likely bolster investment activity and increase the economy’s growth potential, despite initial micro- and macroeconomic challenges, and the potentially substantial upfront cost of infrastructure investments in the north”.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Taxpayers may still have to pay even after Coop sale

Taxpayers may still have to pay even after Coop sale

first_imgCypriot taxpayers are still not done with the state-owned Cooperative Bank and may be asked to cover future contingent liabilities of unspecified value, experts say.“I am not sure whether we are done with those €4bn, there may be a need for more money,” said economist Marios Clerides, who served as the Co-op’s top executive until mid-2015.He was referring to the €2.35bn government bond issued a month ago and the capital injections of almost €1.7bn that preceded it in 2014 and 2015.The latest bond issue aimed at allaying concerns over the lender’s future amid fears of the need of additional provisions that would cause a capital shortfall.Clerides said additional support may be required depending on the outcome of the negotiations initiated by the Co-op to sell its assets, which already attracted interest from three potential buyers, Hellenic Bank, Cyprus’s third-largest lender, and two US funds.“The buyers are likely to press for a lower price for the assets they will acquire in order to achieve a higher return,” he explained, adding that possible layoffs of unneeded staff could also prompt the government to offer compensation to affected workers at the lender, in which the government has a stake exceeding 99 per cent.Moody’s Investors Service, which downgraded the Co-op’s baseline credit assessment from a “caa2” to “ca” last month, just days after the lender announced its intention to seek investors, did not rule out further taxpayer’s money flowing into the bank.“The potential piecemeal sale of Cyprus Cooperative Bank reflects its solvency challenges and our view is that the bank has a provision shortfall which will have to be filled either through a capital increase, with funds coming from private investors or the government, or through the sale of the bank’s assets and liabilities,” said Moody’s analyst Melina Skouridou in an interview.The bank which in exchange for the issued bonds received a €2.5bn liquidity injection from the government in the form of a deposit backed by collateral worth €7.6bn comprising mainly of non-performing loans made slow progress towards reducing its delinquent loans in the years following the crisis.This was partly because of the foreclosure and insolvency legislation, which was rendered toothless by lawmakers.Former Hellenic Bank executive Yiannis Telonis said that the liquidity injection from the government showed that the problems the bank was facing “were deeper than assumed”.“The bank did not have clear targets,” he said. “It was initially aiming at a listing at the Cyprus Stock Exchange, then they were talking about donating stock to its customers and later switched to a listing in Ireland,” Telonis said.“The buyout is not going to be an easy undertaking, but it has to be successful otherwise we are heading towards adventures,” he added without specifying.The Co-op has given an extension of the deadline for the buyers to submit binding offers until mid-May.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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