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Payday loans a growing part of Ontarios personal insolvencies study finds

first_imgTORONTO – A study by a Toronto-based firm says the rate of insolvent borrowers using payday loans in Ontario has grown for the sixth consecutive year.Insolvency trustee firm Hoyes Michalos & Associates says 31 per cent of insolvent borrowers used the loans in 2017, up from 27 per cent the year before.The study suggests payday loans are a growing factor in personal insolvencies in Ontario, with struggling debtors are taking out fewer but larger loans despite recent changes to lower borrowing rates.As of Jan. 1, 2017, the provincial government reduced the maximum amount lenders can charge for a payday loan to $18 for every $100 borrowed, down from $21 for each $100. Earlier this year, the rate was further reduced to $15.Hoyes Michalos & Associates says they looked at 3,500 insolvency cases and found the average number of payday loans outstanding at the time of insolvency declined to 3.2 in 2017, but the average payday loan size was $1,095, an increase of 12.4 per cent from the year before.In total, insolvent borrowers owed an average of $3,464 from all their payday loans, the study says, or $1.34 for every dollar of their monthly take-home pay.“Insolvent borrowers are now 2.6 times more likely to have at least one payday loan outstanding when they file a bankruptcy or consumer proposal than in 2011,” said Ted Michalos, co-founder of Hoyes Michalos & Associates. “This is a cycle that is just not sustainable.”Although the average monthly income for a payday loan borrower is $2,589, the study also found that payday loans are more likely to be used by debtors with a monthly income of more than $4,000 than they are to be used by those with an income between $1,001 and $2,000.last_img read more

Now, Krishnanagar’s famous Sarpuria and Sarbhaja to be sold at New Town’s Misti Hub

first_imgKolkata: The sweet-loving Bengalis in the state have reasons to rejoice. Two of their favourite and famous sweets — Sarpuria and Sarbhaja from Nadia’s Krishnanagar — now have a permanent address at New Town’s Misti Hub.”Misti Hub in New Town that had started its journey in July last year has been a favourite destination for sweet lovers and all the 12 shops in the hub have been doing brisk business since their inception. We had earlier introduced Mihidana, Sitabhog of East Burdwan and Lyangcha of Shaktigarh in the hub. Now, Sarpuria and Sarbhaja of Krishnanagar from a very noted brand in the district have found its place,” a senior official of West Bengal Housing & Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) said. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe Misti Hub is special as renowned sweetmakers of Kolkata are sharing the same roof with ethnic sweets from the districts of Bengal being sold there. There are 11 branded shops in the hub in the likes of KC Das, Bancharam, Gupta Brothers, Balaram Mullick and Radharaman Mullick, Ganguram, Nalin Chandra Das, Mithai, Hindusthan Sweets etc. The hub near Eco Park is the brainchild of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the airport-bound passengers hardly miss an opportunity to buy special delicacies from there before taking their flights. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThere are proper signs on Biswa Bangla Sarani to facilitate the airport-bound buyers as well. The shop-owners dish out a variety of sweets from time-to-time to cater to the demand of the customers. The sweets are manufactured and packaged maintaining healthy quality. The Rasogolla Divas that was celebrated with great enthusiasm at Misti Hub on November 14 last year to mark the first anniversary of International GI (Geographical Indication) tag of the sweet of Bengal was a huge draw.last_img read more

Tense situation between police and BBS in Kurunegala

The BBS and its supporters objected to any attempt to arrest Gnanasara Thero. A tense situation arose in Kurunegala last night between the Police and the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS).The BBS claimed the Police had blocked access to an area when Muslims live and attempted to arrest the General Secretary of the BBS Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero when the BBS arrived in the area. The monk then got into a heated exchange with the Police asking if the orders to block the path of the BBS and arrest him came from “Ranil p***aya” and some Muslim Parliamentarians. The BBS said the Police had wanted to arrest Gnanasara Thero to obtain a statement from him over a complaint.Gnanasara Thero said he will appear before the Police tomorrow and demanded that he be allowed to gu ahead with his schedule in Kurunegala. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Annan pledges UN help and support to Iraqi people

Video of Kofi Annan’s message In a videotaped message, the Secretary-General said he regretted that, despite the best efforts of the international community and the UN, war has come to Iraq for the third time in a quarter of a century. He also stressed that the peoples of the world had made clear that they wanted their leaders to solve their problems within the UN framework.“Perhaps if we had persevered a little longer, Iraq could yet have been disarmed peacefully, or – if not – the world could have taken action to solve this problem by a collective decision, endowing it with greater legitimacy, and therefore commanding wider support, than is the case now,” he said.“But let us not dwell on the divisions of the past. Let us confront the realities of the present, however harsh, and look for ways to forge stronger unity in the future.”The Secretary-General said his thoughts today were with the Iraqi people, who face yet another ordeal. “I hope that all parties will scrupulously observe the requirements of international humanitarian law, and will do everything in their power to shield the civilian population from the grim consequences of war. The United Nations, for its part, will do whatever it can to bring them assistance and support,” he said.“Let us hope the future will be much brighter for the Iraqi people than the recent past, and that they will soon have the chance to rebuild their country in peace and freedom, under the rule of law,” he added.Looking sombre, Mr. Annan concluded: “Over the past weeks, the peoples of the world have shown what great importance they attach to the legitimacy conveyed by the authority of the United Nations. They have made clear that, in confronting uncertainty and danger, they want to see power harnessed to legitimacy. They want their leaders to come together, in the United Nations, to tackle the problems shared by all humanity.“I will do my utmost to ensure that the United Nations rises to this challenge.” read more

Selfless and heroic Australian nurse Kirsty Boden died while running to help

first_imgDame Eileen Sills, Chief Nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, said: “As the Chief Nurse of Guy’s and St Thomas’ I cannot put into words how sad I am that we have lost one of our own. An Australian nurse who had been working in London, Kirsty Boden, 28, has been found dead.Her family said in a statement: “Kirsty was loved and adored by her family, friends and boyfriend. She was the most outgoing, kind and generous person who loved to help people. Helping people was what she loved to do in her job as a nurse and in her daily life.“As she ran towards danger, in an effort to help people on the bridge, Kirsty sadly lost her life. We are so proud of Kirsty’s brave actions which demonstrate how selfless, caring and heroic she was, not only on that night, but throughout all of her life. Kirsty – we love you and we will miss you dearly.“We will not be making any further comments on this tragedy and ask everyone, especially the media, to give us the privacy we need to grieve away from the public eye.”Ms Boden, from the town of Loxton in the state of South Australia, was believed to have assisted a victim during the attack but was not heard from since Saturday night.She worked at Guy’s Hospital as a  staff nurse in Theatres Recovery. Kirsty BodenCredit:Facebook Kirsty Boden Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img 9 patients from the attack were treated at the hospital where she formerly worked. Of these, 5 have been discharged and 4 are still in their care. “Kirsty was an outstanding nurse and a hugely valued member of the staff team in Theatres Recovery, described by her colleagues as ‘one in a million’ who always went the extra mile for the patients in her care.“Our thoughts at this time are with her family, her loved ones and our staff who have lost a dear friend and colleague.“Following the Westminster Bridge terror attack on 22 March, this is the second time in less than three months when our hospitals, patients, visitors and staff have been in the middle of hugely traumatic events.“Our priority at this difficult time is not only to provide care of the highest quality to our patients but also to look after our staff. We would ask the media to respect the right of staff to focus on putting patients first at this time.”Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, said: “As with the Westminster Bridge incident, our staff responded with courage and tremendous professionalism following the horrific events of Saturday night. We are extremely proud of them.” A keen traveller, she ran a blog in which she called The Time Poor Traveller. In one poignant post, she had written: “I am not a nomad, vagabond or wanderer.”I have no plans to quit my job and travel the world taking selfies and instagramming my dinner. ‘I’m just your average dreamer, with a full time job and a constant longing to go where I haven’t been. “I have big travel dreams but I am realistic. I recognise that I might not go everywhere but I should definitely go everywhere I can, and so should you!”At risk of sounding cliche, life is short and we should all use the time we have wisely.”It is not clear whether she was last seen at London Bridge or Borough Market.She is known to have been living in the UK for some time after moving from Loxton, South Australia.Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said four Australians were believed to be caught up in the attack.Two of these have been found recovering from serious injuries, while a 21-year-old woman still remains unaccounted for.South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill said it was a matter for Commonwealth authorities to confirm the identity of the second Australian of concern but said the state government was “putting in place all the appropriate measures to provide support for the families that are associated with this particular notification”.last_img read more

Secondhalf property tax payments due Nov 1

first_imgSecond-half property taxes are due Monday, Nov. 1, said Clark County Treasurer Doug Lasher.Lasher said if property owners have not received a 2010 second-half tax statement or lost it, they can visit http://www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer or call 360-397-2252.Lasher said 155,000 second-half property statements were mailed last month. Property statements include property tax levy amounts, lighting assessments and clean water fees. Taxpayers whose taxes and assessments are not paid through a mortgage company are responsible for paying their second-half property taxes by the Nov. 1 deadline to avoid interest and penalties. Payments may be made online or by phone but are subject to processing fees that are paid to a vendor. Payments may be mailed to Clark County Treasurer, P.O. Box 9808, Vancouver, WA 98666-8808. Payments must be postmarked by Nov. 1.Taxpayers are encouraged to use the return envelopes provided with their statements.last_img read more

Working in Clark County Todd Shade CTran coach operator

first_imgWhen he was a youngster, Todd Shade rode the bus around Portland with his grandmother. He told her someday he would be driving the bus. He kept his promise and this year his peers awarded him the title C-Tran Operator of the Year. “I enjoy what I do,” Shade said. “I like the interaction with the riders and other people at C-Tran.” Name: Todd Shade.Job/employer: C-Tran coach operator. How I got into this job: When I was young I would ride buses all over Portland with my grandmother. It was such a pleasure to travel by bus. I told my grandmother I was going to drive a bus someday.I attended a business college to study for accounting but soon realized that it wasn’t for me. I began working for a General Motors auto dealership. I stayed for about 17 years, and when I saw the business changing, it was an opportunity to move on to something else.I was familiar with C-Tran since I rode the bus often and I knew the routes. I put in an application and was hired in March 2004 as a part-time driver. At that time, it took about four years to become a full-time driver. My routes: We have a bid process every quarter, based on seniority, to pick our route. Monday through Wednesday, 5:30 to 9:15 a.m., I drive the early morning commute to Portland, and in the afternoon, 2:30 to 6:15 p.m., I am on the Mill Plain Boulevard route. Saturdays, I am on the Northeast Highway 99 route and Sundays I drive the St. Johns and Fruit Valley route.last_img read more

South Florida rapper Kodak Black released from Broward County Jail

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rapper Kodak Black has been released from the Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale, Saturday morning.The 21-year-old served seven months after being arrested in January on several felony charges, including child neglect and drug possession.During his time behind bars, the South Florida rapper legally changed his name to Bill K. Kapri and even earned his GED.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

The best true wireless earbuds of 2019

first_img $228 at Amazon Best sound under $100 See at Walmart Read Jabra Elite 65t review Now playing: Watch this: While Klipsch’s T5 True Wireless earbuds don’t ship until mid-August, I’ve been testing an early review sample and have been impressed with the sound — it’s nicely detailed with natural-sounding mids and punchy, well-defined bass. The only caveat is you really have to jam the tips into your ear to get a tight seal and the design may not be for everyone. While the Zippo-inspired case is somewhat heavy for its relatively compact size, it’s sleek and sturdy and features USB-C charging. Battery and battery life are also a highlight: The buds themselves can run for up to 8 hours on a single charge at moderate volume levels and the case with its built-in battery provides three additional charges on the go. The T5 Wireless uses Bluetooth 5.0 and has support for both AAC and aptX.Water-resistant: Yes (IPX4 rating — splashproof)   See It Apple Apple AirPods (2019) Audiophile sound Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Read Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless review AirPods on steroids Read Anker Soundcore Liberty Air review $179 at Best Buy Read Jaybird Vista review Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET $199 at Amazon Read Apple AirPods 2019 review $250 at Amazon Most compact — and top-notch for calls Anker Soundcore Liberty Air Jabra Elite 65t CNET $229 Beats Powerbeats Pro The second-generation AirPods add a couple of small but key improvements to the original, including always-on voice recognition and a wireless charging case option. They’re also a top-notch headset for making calls, indoors and out. The base model remains at $159 (£159, AU$249)while the version with the wireless charging case lists for $199 (£199, AU$319). However, you can often find both models for slightly cheaper online.Water-resistant: No (lacks IPX certification) Read: Best over-ear headphones Crutchfield Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors If you’re someone whose ears are a good match — and fit — for the AirPods, Apple’s true wireless earphones do have some small performance advantages, particularly when it comes to making calls. But the Liberty Air earbuds sound as good, if not better, than AirPods, and I find they fit my ears better. In short, as long as you’re OK with a noise-isolating design, the Anker Liberty Airs are an excellent AirPod alternative that happens to cost half the price.The Liberty Air earbuds list for $80 but Anker seems to run regular discounts on Amazon that drop the price a bit.  Water-resistant: Yes (IPX5-rated) $60 at Amazon $229 $228 Best value Sarah Tew/CNET See it See All Sony hasn’t been much of a player in the true wireless (AirPod-style) headphone arena, but its new WF-1000XM3 model may change that. While this pair of headphones isn’t cheap at $229, it’s the best-sounding set of truly wireless earbuds at this price, matching and perhaps even exceeding the performance of pricier competitors from Sennheiser, Beats, Master & Dynamic and Bang & Olufsen. It also has a feature that those wireless earbuds don’t have: active noise cancellation to reduce ambient noise.The only drawback is the WF-1000XM3 earbuds aren’t rated as sweat- or water-resistant. That said, I’ve used them for light workouts at the gym without a problem. They use Bluetooth 5.0 with support for AAC but not aptX.Water-resistant: No (lacks IPX certification) Mentioned Above Sony WF-1000XM3 (Black) In terms of numbers, Apple’s AirPods have dominated the market for true wireless headphones the last couple of years. But with plenty of new models arriving that deliver improved performance and better sound, there are now many appealing totally wireless earbuds to choose from, with even more on the way.We’ve got lists of the best cheap true wireless earbuds and best-sounding true wireless earbuds. This list is, simply, the best true wireless earbuds. Remember that to get optimal performance earbuds tend to need to fit right and feel comfortable, with a tight seal. If you can’t get a snug fit with in-ear headphones, you’ll be sadly disappointed and think you got ripped off, which is why I suggest buying from a store with a decent return policy, such as Amazon. Note that CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. Read more: Best cheap true wireless earphones Impressive sound Sarah Tew/CNET Strong all-around game Sarah Tew/CNET Read M&D MW07 preview Yes, the Powerbeats Pro’s jumbo charging case with its built-in battery is a notable drawback. But incorporating all the features that make Apple’s AirPods great while delivering richer sound and better battery life in a design that won’t fall out of your ear is a winning proposition. Just make sure you buy them somewhere that has a good return policy in case you’re in the small minority that has ears that aren’t quite a match for them. They use Bluetooth 5.0 with support for AAC but not aptX.Water-resistant: Yes (IPX4 rating — splashproof) See It Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Best Buy New Sony WF-1000XM3 earbuds will make you never want… 1More Stylish True Wireless Tags Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Master & Dynamic MW07 True Wireless 12 Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Sony WF-1000XM3 Sarah Tew/CNET See at Walmart Read Beats Powerbeats Pro review Read 1More Stylish True Wireless review $229 At $300 (£279, AU$499), Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless are more expensive than Apple AirPods, Jabra’s Elite 65t true wireless earbuds and the Elite Active 65t and Bose SoundSport Free wireless earbuds. But they sound superior to those models, with better bass and cleaner, more detailed audio. They also feature very good performance for making phone calls, with solid noise cancellation, and offer a generally comfortable fit, though they’re bigger than the Jabras and stick out of your ear a little more. Their only significant downside is that they gradually lose their charge in the charging case and can end up completely dead after four days or so if you don’t recharge the case.I’ve used these wireless earbuds in the gym, but they don’t fit quite securely enough in my ear for running. Battery life is rated at 4 hours, and you get two extra charges from the carrying case. These use Bluetooth 5.0 with support for AAC and aptX and a firmware update has improved their performance and slightly.Water-resistant: Yes (IPX4 rating — splashproof) Good sound, strong battery life Sarah Tew/CNET Read Klipsch T5 True Wireless review $150 at Amazon Mobile Accessories 5:17 Best noise-canceling The Master & Dynamic MW07 True Wireless earbuds may not fit everyone’s ears equally well, but they certainly have a distinct look, as well as very good sound if you can get a tight seal. These in-ear headphones are known for more of an audiophile sound profile, with smooth, well-balanced sound and well-defined bass, and the MW07 delivers that kind of sound. Available in a variety of color options from $250 to $300, these earbuds include a swanky chrome charging case that comes with a secondary pouch for safekeeping (yes, the case can get scratched up if you leave it in a bag). Battery life is rated at 3.5 hours, which is a little on the short side, and the case with its built-in USB-C chargeable battery gives you an additional three charges. These use Bluetooth 4.2 with support for AAC and aptX and have an extended range of more than 20m, according to Master & Dynamic.Water-resistant: Yes (IPX4 rating — splashproof) Adorama Sarah Tew/CNET $100 at Amazon The Elite 65t ($170, £150 or AU$300) and slightly enhanced Elite Active 65t ($190, £170 or AU$350) are our current top picks in the true wireless category because they sound better than AirPods, they offer just as good or even better performance for making phone calls and they fit a lot of ears securely.Their sound isn’t quite as rich or clean as the more expensive earphones above them on this best wireless headphones list (the bass lacks a little kick), but it’s still a very good-sounding set of true wireless earbuds, and the battery life is decent. Since they’ve been on the market awhile, they’re frequently discounted, so wait till you see a deal before buying.These use Bluetooth 4.2 (AAC but no aptX).Water-resistant: Yes (IP56 rating — can withstand heavy sprays of water) See It Review • Sony WF-1000XM3 true-wireless review: Top-notch sound with active noise cancellation Good for runners Klipsch T5 True Wireless reading • The best true wireless earbuds of 2019 Jaybird got off to a bumpy start in the world of true wireless — that’s “AirPod-style headphones” — when it released its Jaybird Run workout earbuds back in October 2017. Updated to the wireless in-ear Jaybird Run XT earlier this year, the Jaybird Run earbuds were well designed but had some small performance issues that held them back from being great. But their wireless successor model, the Jaybird Vista (cue the Windows Vista jokes), includes design, battery life and performance improvements that make it the product I’d hoped the Jaybird Run would be.At $180 (£160, AU$280), the Jaybird Vista earbuds are a little more expensive than they should be, but they’re among the better true wireless headphones to hit the market in 2019. They’ll appeal to those looking for a more discreet set of totally wireless sports earbuds that offer full waterproofing.Water-resistant: Yes (IPX7 — fully waterproof) Sarah Tew/CNET Jaybird Vista News • AirPods 2 vs. Sony WF-1000XM3: The best wireless earbuds are… • I don’t really know how stylish the 1More Stylish True Wireless earbuds are (yes, that’s their name), but they do sound good. With a list price of $100, they’re the least expensive of any of the models on this list. 1More made a name for itself with its wired earbuds, the Triple Drivers, which sound great and were a good value when wired headphones were still a thing. The same clear, balanced sound is present in 1More’s first true wireless earbuds; they don’t sound as good as the Triple Drivers, but they sound very good for true wireless.These have more of an audiophile sound profile, with more “accurate” sound, so bass lovers may be a little disappointed, but I liked them. Of course, it helped that I was able to get a tight seal with one of the included sets of ear tips. However, the stabilizer fin did nothing for me — I just jammed the tip into my ear to get a secure fit. Their battery life is rated at up 6.5 hours (expect closer to 5 if you’re listening to your music at higher volumes), with an extra 17 hours or so of battery life available from the charging case. These use Bluetooth 5.0 with support for AAC and aptX.Water-resistant: No (lacks IPX certification) Share your voice Read Sony WF-1000XM3 review Comments CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Sony WF-1000XM3 Bang & Olufsen Bose Sennheiser Sony Applelast_img read more

6 former Jet pilots caught cheating

first_imgNew Delhi : Aviation regulator DGCA has taken action against six former pilots of Jet Airways after they were found cheating during a qualifying examination conducted by IndiGo for flying A320 planes, according to a source. The source said the six pilots have been barred from re-appearing for the examination for six months. Another source said the incident happened around two weeks ago. Also Read – Trinamool, BJP activists scuffle at Dilip Ghosh’s event Advertise With Us No-frills carrier IndiGo, which has been recruiting staff from the now-shuttered Jet Airways, had conducted an examination to hire pilots for flying its A320 aircraft. The six pilots had experience in operating Boeing 737 planes and had to take the examination in order to be eligible to fly A320 fleet. As per the source, these pilots were caught cheating during the examination. There was no comment from IndiGo. Debt-laden Jet Airways shut down operations in mid-April after running out of cash and is currently undergoing insolvency proceedings. In recent weeks, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has been taking strict action against violations.last_img read more

Watch Mortal Kombat Dance Crew Murders Americas Got Talent

first_img ‘Mortal Kombat 11’ Kharacter Guide: Nightwolf‘Street Fighter V’ and ‘Mortal Kombat 11’ Get Ne… 2019 is truly the year of Mortal Kombat. After another month of topping the sales charts, Mortal Kombat 11 is now the best-selling video game of the year so far. And it’s so good it has everyone remembering why these gory kung-fu battles became such a pop culture force in the first place. Combine that with news of a new live-action movie movie filming in Australia and we’re so excited our skeletons are ready to hop out of our bodies.And if you’re looking for more proof of Mortal Kombat’s mainstream domination, watch this dance crew annihilate the audience of America’s Got Talent with Mortal Kombat-inspired moves.The crew is called Adem Show and coming to America to compete on America’s Got Talent has been a dream of theirs. Once they got the opportunity, they blew away the audience and judges alike (even Simon Cowell) with a Mortal Kombat routine as brutal and beautiful as the games, even if it’s understandably not as bloody.Watch as Thunder God Raiden summons his divine violent powers to torture colorful ninjas Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Smoke in sync with the beat. At Raiden’s command, the ninjas’ bodies impressively and unnaturally contort in ways as gruesome as any Fatality. The accurate costumes also add a lot to the performance. Just walking around in good cosplay can be uncomfortable, imagine dancing in it.Naturally Adem Show nailed this audition and will be moving on to the full show. Hopefully they can get some official music from the game to really test their might. They also have the support of Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon on Twitter. But does any other act even stand a chance or will these Mortal Kombat dancers finish them.Mortal Kombat 11 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. For more, read our guide to every kharacter featured in the game as well as our full review.View as: One Page Slides1/271. Read Our Full Mortal Kombat 11 ReviewRead Johnny Cage’s Guide2. Read Sub-Zero’s Guide3. Read Erron Black’s Guide4. Read Scorpion’s Guide5. Read Liu Kang’s Guide6. Read Raiden Guide7. Read Kitana’s Guide8. Read Kung Lao’s Guide9. Read Cetrion’s Guide10. Read Jade’s Guide11. Read Kotal Kahn’s Guide12. Read Skarlet’s Guide13. Read Noob Saibot’s Guide14. Read Geras’ Guide15. Read Baraka’s Guide16. Read Jax’s Guide17. Read Jacqui Briggs’ Guide18. Read Frost’s Guide19. Read D’Vorah’s Guide20. Read Kabal’s Guide21. Read Kano’s Guide22. Read Cassie Cage’s Guide23. Read Shao Kahn’s Guide24. Read Kollector’s Guide25. Read Sonya Blade’s Guide26. Read Shang Tsung’s Guide27. Read Nightwolf’s Guide Stay on targetlast_img read more

Bethesda video shows off character creation in The Elder Scrolls Online

first_imgThe Elder Scrolls Online is set to launch early next year, so Bethesda must be nearing the end of major development on the MMO before the stress testing really begins. It’s also the right time to start showing off more of the game, and today we get to see how good the character creation system looks.The focus here is on the tools provided for your character creation and bringing players the customization options they’d expect from any game in the Elder Scrolls series. It looks like the team has delivered as the video below demonstrates:Body type, skin color, body markings, torso, chest, gut, waist, arm, hand, hip, posterior, leg, and even foot size are all adjustable. It’s also nice to see the option to view your creation with novice and veteran gear equipped.Further customization is available to the face of your characters, with the overall look falling in between soft, heroic, and angular. Then there’s hair color, head markings, age, adornments, and eye color, but you can get down to really fine tuning the face by selecting the height and size of the chin, angle of the eyes, and even the size of the cheekbones to name but a few of the options. Of course, there’s also a number of races to choose from before you even start tweaking the details.This all adds up to an almost infinite range of possibilities, and a very small chance of your character looking like anyone else in the game. And if you really can’t be bothered to go through all the options, there’s always the randomize button to repeatedly press until you are happy.With Bethesda requiring a monthly subscription to play the game, and microtransactions expected on top of that, The Elder Scrolls Online really does need to be something quite special if it hopes to succeed. The game certainly looks great, but we’ll have to wait until next year to find out if this is a World of Warcraft beater.last_img read more

Joint ACRSIIM Summit to Examine Economics of AI in Healthcare

first_img News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more May 15, 2018 — On May 30, 2018, the American College of Radiology (ACR) Data Science Institute (DSI) and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) will hold the Spring 2018 Data Science Summit: Economics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Health Care. The summit will be hosted at the SIIM 2018 Annual Meeting, May 31-June 2 in National Harbor, Md.“Moving AI algorithms into routine clinical practice will require that our healthcare system supports fair compensation for their development. However, there is no simple one-size-fits-all payment scheme for reimbursing the use of AI in healthcare. In fact, the medical community will have to demonstrate the value and cost savings to patients before reimbursement will be considered,” said Bibb Allen, M.D., FACR, chief medical officer of the ACR Data Science Institute.By exploring the opportunities and challenges associated with integrating AI into the economics of heathcare, expert facilitators will help AI algorithms developers consider the reimbursement, regulatory and implementation issues which will influence payment. The program will also:Outline the current and future systems for Medicare and commercial healthcare reimbursement in the United States;Define the mechanisms and challenges for reimbursement of AI software algorithms within the traditional U.S. fee-for-service (FFS) payment system;Describe the shift in U.S. payment policy from the traditional FFS payment system to value-based reimbursement models defined in the Medicare Quality Payment Program;Define the role of AI in value-based reimbursement models and the development of quality metrics for radiology; andDefine the opportunities and challenges for reimbursement of AI software algorithms within value-based payment models.“Machine learning and deep learning are emerging technologies with great potential that enable novel business models to translate these discoveries to improve patient care,” said Paul G. Nagy, Ph.D., FSIIM, CIIP, chair of SIIM. “SIIM is excited to partner with the ACR on putting together a workshop to discuss the economics of machine learning in medical imaging right before the SIIM annual meeting this year in Washington, D.C.”For more information: www.acrdsi.org/dsisummit2018 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | May 15, 2018 Joint ACR-SIIM Summit to Examine Economics of AI in Healthcare Summit will explore opportunities and challenges of integrating artificial intelligence into the economics of radiology 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 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Related Contentlast_img read more

Politics clear out Tunisia tourism

first_imgRecent political revolution in Tunisia has cleared out tourism, leaving the village’s attractions and beaches empty of visitors. Despite the ‘Jasmine Revolution’ resulting in the departure of then President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011 the popular European holiday destination is deserted, resulting in the closure of museums and souvenir shops, Global Post reported. Earlier this year credit rating agency Fitch slashed its growth prediction for the village in 2011 to two percent from five percent and noted its concern as the country’s 400,000 citizens working in the tourism industry. In a bid to attract visitors the government launched an ‘I love Tunisia, the place to be… now!’ campaign, which has been supported by decreased prices by tour operators. According to the source, tourism contributed to up to six percent of Tunisia’s domestic gross product and earned $2.5 billion for the economy in 2010. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

Save big with Mantra Hotels sale of the year

first_imgSave big with Mantra Hotels’ sale of the yearSave big with Mantra Hotels’ sale of the yearMantra Hotels’ biggest sale of the year starts on Monday 13 November, offering a range of great-value accommodation deals at more than 120 Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree hotels and resorts across Australia, New Zealand, Bali and Hawaii.The sale gives travellers the opportunity to save big on a wide variety beach escapes, city breaks and Hawaiian getaways with rates from just $109* per room per night on offer from 13 to 19 November.To book any of the below deals, visit MantraHotels.com or call 1300 987 603. Don’t delay – the sale is for seven days only!QueenslandPort Douglas: Discover the magic of Port Douglas with a stay at the popular Mantra PortSea. Offering spacious accommodation, a swim-up pool bar and a range of leisure families, the resort is perfect for couples and families alike. Stay from $109* per night in a Hotel Room (minimum two night stay – total cost $218*). Valid for travel until 22 June, 2018.Sunshine Coast: BreakFree Alexandra Beach is the perfect place to unwind by a tropical lagoon pool or take a dip in the ocean, with a patrolled surf beach located directly opposite the resort. One Bedroom Pool View Apartments start from $115* per night (Sunday to Thursday) (minimum three night stay – total cost $345*). Valid for travel until 14 September, 2018.Gold Coast: Enjoy the sun, surf and sand of the Gold Coast by staying at Mantra Legends Hotel in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Stay in a Hotel Deluxe Twin Room from $109* per night (Sunday to Thursday) (minimum two night stay – total cost $218*). This deal includes a two-for-one seafood buffet dinner voucher (valid at the hotel’s Fables Restaurant) and a 20% off beverage voucher. Valid for travel until 14 September, 2018.New South WalesKingscliff: Cool off and kick back in the sensational nearby surf and facilities of Peppers Salt Resort & Spa. This is Kingscliff accommodation at its very best. Stay in a Hotel Room from $159* per night (Sunday to Thursday) (minimum two night stay – total cost $318*). This deal includes full buffet breakfast for two (plus kids under 12 eat breakfast free**), a 25% off Season restaurant dining voucher, Wi-Fi and in-room movies. Valid for travel from 29 January to 28 June, 2018.Sydney: The new Mantra Hotel at Sydney Airport offers travellers contemporary and stylish accommodation within a short stroll of their Sydney Airport domestic departure gate. Stay in a Studio King Room from $149* per night including 1GB of Wi-Fi daily and a 12pm late check-out. Valid for travel from 15 December, 2017 to 14 September, 2018.Australian Capital TerritoryCanberra: At Peppers Gallery Hotel, guests will be delighted to find a building steeped in history located in the New Acton precinct. Make the most of all this cultural city has to offer with rates from $119* per night in a Deluxe Room (Thursday to Monday). This offer also includes 1GB of Wi-Fi daily and a 12pm late check-out. Valid for travel from 14 December, 2017 to 30 June, 2018.VictoriaMelbourne: Enjoy a city escape at Mantra on Jolimont located in the heart of Melbourne’s sport and entertainment precinct. Stay in a One Bedroom King Room from $109* per night (Sunday to Thursday). Valid for travel from 19 December, 2017 to 18 March, 2018.TasmaniaTamar Valley: Enjoy the seaside views of Tamar Valley at Peppers York Cove and experience one of Tasmania’s most sought after tourist destinations. Deluxe Hotel Rooms start from $119* per night. Valid for travel until 14 September, 2018.South AustraliaAdelaide: Located in Adelaide’s thriving West End, the heart of the city’s thriving arts, dining and entertainment precincts, BreakFree Adelaide has Studio Rooms from $109* per night including a bottle of wine on arrival, Wi-Fi and a 12pm late check-out. Valid for travel until 28 January, 2018.Western AustraliaPerth: Mantra on Hay provides a comfortable experience and a perfect retreat when exploring the Perth CBD. Stay in a spacious One Bedroom Apartment from $139* per night. Valid for travel until 14 September, 2018.Northern TerritoryDarwin: Mantra Pandanas is just minutes from the Smith Street Mall and offers fantastic views over Darwin Harbour and the city. Stay in a Hotel Room City View from $129* per night. Valid for travel until 30 April, 2018.New ZealandChristchurch: Slow down after a busy day and enjoy all that BreakFree on Cashel has to offer, centrally located within the Christchurch culture hub. Stay in a City Urban Double Room from NZ$76* per night, plus kids eat free**. Valid for travel from 19 November, 2017 until 14 September, 2018.BaliSeminyak: Escape to tropical Balinese paradise with a stay at Peppers Seminyak. Relax in a luxurious Three Bedroom Pool Villa from US$94* per person per night (minimum six people, minimum three night stay – total cost US$1,686*). Valid for travel until 31 May, 2018.HawaiiHonolulu: Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra is the perfect location to relax alongside Ala Moana Beach Park and shop-till-you-drop at the neighbouring Ala Moana Shopping Centre, the world’s largest open-air shopping mall. Stay in a City Mountain View Room, Kona Tower from US$140* per night. Valid for travel until 14 September, 2018.About Mantra HotelsLeading hotel and resort operator, Mantra Group, has united the Group’s 129 properties across Australia, New Zealand, Bali and Hawaii, consolidating its multi-branded portfolio into a new single consumer brand, known simply as Mantra Hotels. Mantra Hotels represents the Group’s three brands – Peppers, which offers distinctive stays in outstanding settings; Mantra, which combines convenient locations with stylish comfort; and BreakFree, renowned for providing a relaxed ambience at family-friendly prices – with all properties now featured on one all-inclusive website, MantraHotels.com. The Group’s loyalty program, Mantra+, is also conveniently located on the new website for guests to receive more offers, more value, and more ways to discover their kind of wonderful.*Conditions apply, subject to availability. Valid for sale from 13 to 19 November, 2017. Block-out dates may apply.**Conditions apply. Kids under 12 eat free per accompanying adult at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa (applies to max. two children). Children under 12 eat free with a full paying adult during breakfast, lunch or dinner at BreakFree on Cashel (max one child per adult).Source = Mantra Hotelslast_img read more

BoC appoints Kalochoritis as advisor to John Hourican

first_imgBank of Cyprus Plc Co Ltd said that it appointed Marios Kalochoritis as senior advisor to chief executive officer John Hourican and his replacement in the board of directors by Anat Bar-Gera.In his new capacity, Kalochoritis, who has held a seat in the board since 2013, “will oversee and help manage certain of the assets and exposures that were acquired by Bank of Cyprus during the recent economic turmoil,” the lender said in an emailed statement on Tuesday. “In that capacity, he will join the boards of a number of companies in which the bank has significant economic interests. He will represent and advise the Bank in managing the value of these investments”.Kalochoritis will also step down as a member of the board’s risk committee and human resources and remuneration committee, Cyprus’s largest lender said.Bar-Gera’s appointment is subject to approval by the European Central Bank, Bank of Cyprus said. She will replace Kalochoritis on the human resources and remuneration committee.The composition of the risk committee is: Arne Berggren, chairman, Maksim Goldman, Yiannis Zographakis and James Lockhart, the approval of whom is still subject to ECB approval, the bank said. The human resources committee, chaired by Michael Spanos, also includes Michael Heger in addition to Bar-Gera.In a separate statement, the bank said that it approved the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC UK) as external auditors from January 1, 2019 onwards in succession of Ernst & Young (EY) as part of the mandatory rotation of external auditors.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo 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

Drilling operations will not be postponed Anastasiades says

first_imgDrilling operations in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone will not be postponed and no pressure is exerted to this end, President Nicos Anastasiades said.Speaking to an event in Limassol on Saturday evening,  Anastasiades said that drilling operations will move forward as planned.Commenting on whether the deadlock of the settlement talks  in Switzerland would affect this, the president said that there was no link between the Republic’s drilling plans and Turkey’s responsibility for the collapse of the talks. Anastasiades also said he is to address the people on the matter on Monday.Asked if any pressure is exerted and if there are any thoughts to postpone the drilling operations, Anastasiades said that neither pressure was exerted, nor the drilling operations were going to be postponed.Despite the abrupt collapse of the Cyprus peace talks in Switzerland Thursday night, which threatens a severe deterioration in relations between the governments of the Republic of Cyprus and Turkey, plans by French energy giant Total to start natural gas drilling in Block 11 of the island’s exclusive economic zone proceed as normal.Total plans to start drilling in the block, located on the southern tip of Cyprus’ EEZ and adjacent to Block 12 (Aphrodite) and Zohr, the block in Egypt’s EEZ where a 30-trillion-cubic-feet reservoir was discovered in 2015, next week, when the arrival of the West Capella ultra-deepwater drillship is expected. The West Capella is en route to the drilling spot, with an estimated arrival date of July 12.Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides wrote on his twitter account earlier on Saturday that President Anastasiades will inform on Monday the members of the National Council and subsequently the Cypriot people over what happened in Crans-Montana.UN-backed talks that took place between June 28 and July 7, in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, ended inconclusively. Peace talks aim to reunite Cyprus, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion, under a federal roof.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndoPopularEverythingColorado 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

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Shah asked whether his party JD(U) has any presence in states outside Bihar like Karnataka, “Why are Nitish Kumar and Rahul Gandhi silent on Lalu Prasad’s comment that there is no difference between beef and goat meat .. The demolition of Shakurbasti led to a PIL in the Delhi High Court by Congress leader Ajay Maken, Otherwise, the state’s Disaster Management Cell has taken a cautious approach with the meteorological department issuing a heat wave advisory for the period May 17-21 in many parts of the state.s first freely-elected president, Happy birthday sir. read more

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