La Nouvelle-Écosse sera la première province au Canada à utiliser un nouveau certificat de naissance hautement sécurisé et à caractère durable. Le certificat, qui correspond au nouveau standard canadien, est le certificat de naissance le plus sécurisé au monde. La Nouvelle-Écosse délivrera le nouveau certificat de naissance à compter du 3 décembre. Le certificat actuel est utilisé depuis plus de 20 ans. Jamie Muir, ministre de Services Nouvelle-Écosse et Relations avec les municipalités, dit qu’il s’agit d’un certificat ultramoderne et qu’il inclut plusieurs caractéristiques visant à prévenir la fraude et l’usurpation d’identité. « Il s’agit du document de base qui confirme votre identité et qui confirme que vous êtes né au Canada. Il doit donc être protégé, » a dit M. Muir. « Le nouveau certificat inclut plus de 20 caractéristiques de sécurité qui le rendent très difficile à altérer ou à reproduire. » Le certificat a été conçu par l’entremise du Conseil sur la statistique de l’état civil du Canada. Le Conseil, qui est formé de représentants de chaque province et territoire, reconnaît le besoin d’un nouveau standard national pour les certificats afin de les protéger contre les nouvelles menaces à la sécurité. « Nous sommes très heureux de pouvoir offrir à toutes les provinces et à tous les territoires la possibilité d’adopter ce nouveau standard national pour les certificats de naissance canadiens, » a dit Liz Crowley Meagher, présidente du Conseil de la statistique de l’état civil du Canada. « La conception standard permet d’assurer l’intégrité et la fiabilité de nos documents, et d’obtenir la confiance du public. » Dirigée par le Conseil de la statistique sur l’état civil du Canada, la conception du nouveau certificat de naissance a été effectuée par la Compagnie canadienne des billets de banque, en consultation avec des experts en matière de sécurité des documents, notamment la GRC, le Service canadien du renseignement de sécurité et l’Agence des services frontaliers du Canada. La Compagnie canadienne des billets de banque est responsable de l’impression des billets de banque du Canada. Elle est reconnue internationalement pour la qualité et l’innovation dont elle fait preuve en fournissant des systèmes d’identité sécurisés aux gouvernements à l’échelle mondiale. « Nous avons travaillé étroitement avec le Conseil de la statistique sur l’état civil pour concevoir le nouveau certificat de naissance, » a dit Mark Houlton, directeur du développement de la Compagnie canadienne des billets de banque. « Nous avons utilisé notre expertise acquise par la conception de documents d’identité sécurisés pour des pays partout au monde. » Les frais exigés pour l’obtention d’un certificat de naissance de la Nouvelle-Écosse n’augmenteront pas en raison de ce nouveau format. Bien que le nouveau certificat de naissance remplace le certificat actuel, il n’annule pas les certificats de naissance qui ont déjà été délivrés. Ces derniers demeureront des certificats de naissance légaux de la province. La plupart des autres provinces prévoient adopter le nouveau certificat au cours de la nouvelle année.
NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:Pfizer Inc., up $1.24 to $40.77The world’s largest drugmaker reported mixed fourth-quarter results that topped forecasts, but gave a weak outlook.Harley-Davidson Inc., down $1.85 to $34.76The motorcycle maker reported lacklustre fourth-quarter results, with sales and shipments falling.Gamestop Corp., down $4.22 to $11.28The video game retailer says it is no longer pursuing a sale of the company, citing trouble finding acceptable financing terms.Corning Inc., up $3.36 to $33.72The glass products maker reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and revenue.Xerox Corp., up $2.77 to $27.07The document management technology maker reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as it cut costs.3M Co., up $3.75 to $196.95The maker of Post-it notes, industrial coatings and ceramics reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter financial results.Nucor Corp., up $1.63 to $60.13The steelmaker reported a surge in fourth-quarter profit and the results topped Wall Street forecasts.Whirlpool Corp., up $12.03 to $136.49The appliance maker reported mixed fourth-quarter results, topping profit forecasts but falling short of sales forecasts.The Associated Press
Both the Sri Lankan government and Chinese embassy in Colombo have denied any plans to use a southern port now handled by a Chinese firm for military purpose. “When the Chinese ambassador visited my house to fix the date for this ceremony, he said that Chinese President Xi Jinping sent me another gift,” Sirisena told the gathering. Reuters could not immediately contact officials from the Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka for comment.The grant offer comes at a time when a Chinese firm is facing heavy criticism for allegedly financing the last election campaign of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa here Chinese President Xi Jinping has offered Sri Lanka a fresh grant of 2 billion yuan ($295 million), as Beijing tries to expand its influence in the tiny island country off India’s southern tip, the Reuters news agency reported.President Maithripala Sirisena, a partner in Beijing’s multi-country Belt and Road infrastructure push, made the announcement on Saturday at a ceremony to mark the start of construction of a Chinese-funded kidney hospital in his home constituency of Polonnaruwa, 230 km (142.92 miles) from capital Colombo. Last month, the New York Times reported that China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) gave $7.6 million for Rajapaksa’s re-election bid, which he lost to Sirisena in early 2015.Rajapaksa, the Chinese embassy in Colombo and state-owned CHEC have all denied the allegation, but Sirisena’s coalition government held a parliament debate on Thursday over the report and called for an investigation into the alleged funding.Sirisena had at the start of his term suspended most of the Chinese-backed infrastructure projects started under Rajapaksa over suspected corruption, overpricing and for flouting government procedures. “He has gifted 2 billion yuan to be utilized for any project of my wish. I’m going to hand over a proposal to the Chinese ambassador to build houses in all the electorates in the country,” he added. China was among the first countries that stepped in to help the reconstruction of Sri Lanka after a 26-year-long civil war ended in 2009.Many of Beijing’s projects, backed by loans from the Chinese government and initiated by Rajapaksa government, have faced opposition in Sri Lanka amid concerns raised by the United States, India and Japan that China might use Sri Lanka as a military base.The 2014 docking of a Chinese navy submarine in Colombo raised an alarm in New Delhi, prompting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to boost ties with Sri Lanka and claw back influence in the Indian Ocean region. But more than a year later, the Sirisena government allowed Chinese projects to resume after a few changes in some of them.
Students with print disabilities are now able to discover and download library books in accessible formats from the Accessible Content E-Portal (ACE), including at the James A. Gibson Library.A project of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), this growing repository of accessible texts is now available as part of the Scholars Portal Books platform.To date, the repository contains more than 2,000 texts available in five formats (two types of PDFs, Text, DAISY and ePub).Scholars Portal’s ACE service is focused on advancing equality for library users with print disabilities.The repository aims to make Ontario’s university library collections accessible, enhancing user access to a diverse body of library materials.Once eligible students obtain an access code from Services for Students with Disabilities, they may search ACE and download available materials.Requests for alternate formats not found in ACE can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or through the alternate format request form.For more information, contact: Library Accessibility co-ordinator Jennifer Thiessen.
The report, presented to ministers and other senior officials attending the high-level segment of ECOSOC recommends targeted investment and productive development strategies to unleash domestic potential for attracting currency and sustaining economic growth. The study also suggests that least developed countries (LDCs) minimize their disadvantages – such as the small size of their economies – through regional integration.Introducing the report, Jose Antonio Ocampo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, said that it was entirely appropriate that ECOSOC address the special problems of LDCs as the international community prepares to review the progress towards the antipoverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted at a UN summit in 2000.Mr. Ocampo noted that debt, commodities, official development assistance and, in some cases, the risk of conflict is hampering development in LDCs.For his part, the UN High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, Anwarul K. Chowdhury, said LDCs were caught in a “poverty trap,” where slow growth and low income cut domestic savings, in turn limiting increases in investment and economic growth.Mr. Chowdhury called on the international community to fulfil its commitments to poor countries, not only through increased and better quality development assistance, but also through greater investment and debt relief as well as free and fair trade.
Guardsman Joseph McCleary, now aged 36, had been dragged through a series of investigations over the death of Ahmed Jabbar Kareem Ali, a 17-year-old Iraqi who drowned in May… The final straw for Joseph McCleary was a probe by the Iraq Fatality Investigations (IFI) team, which is now at the centre of controversy over yet another inquiry – this time into a decorated Army major, wounded in the line of duty. An Iraq war veteran has told how he was driven to near suicide by a relentless series of Ministry of Defence-funded inquiries over 15 years. Ministers are under growing pressure to shut down IFI, a form of inquest chaired by Sir George Newman, a retired High Court judge, and funded by the MoD.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCity Constab Officer faces manslaughter charge over death of vendorJanuary 18, 2018In “Court”Cops probing alleged rape of juvenile detainee by City Constab OfficersOctober 17, 2017In “Crime”Vendors stage another protest over M&CC’s ‘high-handedness’October 14, 2016In “latest news” The protestors gathered todayA handful of persons turned out on in front of City Hall on Thursday afternoon to protest the Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green and Town Clerk, Royston King.At the forefront of the demonstration today, holding a placard in defence of her now deceased nephew, Marlon Fredricks, a vendor, who was killed on January 14, 2018, on Regent Street, Georgetown, was Pearl Younge.Younge, with tears in her eyes, expressed distress at the fact that her nephew’s killer, identified as a City Constabulary Officer, was charged for manslaughter and not murder.Killed: Marlon Fredricks“The man [Fredricks] was shot at close range, very close range. This is very serious and we’re angry, aggrieved and angry at the way that the Constab handled this thing…Manslaughter has special reasons. The charge should be one of murder and not manslaughter,” she told media operatives today.The elderly woman further blamed City Hall for the obvious lack of training displayed by the Constabulary Officer who she said brutally attacked her relative.She also called on the relevant authorities to step in and implement measures to prevent a reoccurrence.Pearl Younge“You and I as well could have been hurt because some untrained maniac is just moving around…There are certain procedures that should be followed before using force and I’m wondering if these constables are trained to use force. You can’t just shoot a person like that or use excessive force on an unarmed person like that…We [relatives] were in close proximity…I hope that the relevant authorities will see and look into this thing so that we wont have a reoccurrence of this thing,” she said.Additionally, other persons who stood in support of the woman touched on allegations made that City Hall was the entity that paid $800,000 in bail for the release of the implicated City Constabulary officer.“There are many things that City Hall has done…I’m out here this week because City Hall says that they’re cash strapped. They have no money. They wanna put a fee on garbage and everything but they can find $800,000 plus legal fees to bail [the] Constable who murdered a vendor. [Who] shot him in the back, shot him in cold blood,” activist, Don Singh said.He called on the Local Government Commission and the Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan to intervene as there is need for significant change.At the scene of protest, he also sarcastically questioned whether the standard operations for city police was “shoot first, ask questions later?”The small group vowed to return again next Thursday to continue their protest.It was previously reported that Marlon Fredricks, was arrested by police and then shot by a city constabulary officer one day later, after it was alleged that the wanted man was attempting to escape lawful custody.The incident occurred just outside the City Constabulary outpost on Regent Street.Fredricks was shot and killed in the presence of his mother, Claudette Fredericks, who had gone to the outpost to visit him, INews understands.Police in a subsequent release had detailed that Fredricks “who was in custody at the Outpost for assaulting a peace officer and simple larceny, allegedly forced his way outside of the lockup when it was opened to let out another prisoner… A struggle reportedly ensued between the victim and the lance corporal who tried to restrain him and in the process the prisoner ran out the Outpost and was fatally shot once in the lower back by the Lance Corporal who was armed with a service pistol.”Eyewitnesses reported however, that the man was not attempting to escape custody but was running towards his mother when he saw her.Since then, Fredricks’ mother was quoted in the media calling for justice for her son.Mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase-Green disclosed that the Guyana Police Force had taken over the matter, while highlighting that the M&CC’s city constabulary department intends to do everything to bring closure, depending on the outcome of the police investigations.
THE LARGEST LIBERAL fundraising committee in the US has taken the first steps in a possible presidential bid for Hilary Rodham Clinton.The New York Times reports that Priorities USA Action, a “super PAC” which played a vital role in the election of Barack Obama, has begun raising funds for the former First Lady.Six years after challenging Obama in the Democratic primaries, and a full two and a half years from an election, the news comes as the first major signal that Clinton will run for the office once held by her husband, Bill.Super PACs are technically independent political committees that are not legally bound by restrictions on financial contributions, allowing them to fundraise millions of dollars.StaffPriorities USA has announced a number of key appointments of both former Obama and Clinton campaign staff.Jim Messina, Obama’s campaign manager in 2012, will serve as co-chairman of the revamped super PAC and an affiliated nonprofit.He will be joined by Jennifer Granholm, the former governor of Michigan who is an ardent supporter of Clinton. The Times reports that the committee will only be interested in six and seven-figure cheques, with other committees tasked with finding smaller donations.Technically, Priorities won’t be allowed co-ordinate a message with the candidate, but that has proven to a largely unenforceable rule.Speaking to the New York Times, Messina said that he believed Clinton was in a strong position.“I think the numbers clearly show that she’s the strongest presidential candidate on the Democratic sideAnd Priorities is going to be there for her if she decides to run.Should Rodham Clinton decide to run, the Democratic field of potential nominees is seen as generally clear for her.Her 2008 experiences, her relationship and apparent backing by Obama and her experience as US Secretary of State put her in a stronger position than most candidates, while there are age concerns over current Vice President Joe Biden, who will be 74 by the time the 2016 campaign rolls around.Read: Former Virginia Governor forced to hand back Rolex as he’s charged with corruption
The Internazionale Milan coach Luciano Spalletti believes the only way to beat the Blaugrana in the UEFA Champions League is to give “100 percent”Tomorrow night two football giants will place each other.Italian Lega Serie A club Internazionale Milan will host Spanish La Liga side Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.And for Inter’s coach Luciano Spalletti, there is one way to beat the Blaugrana, but it will take his team all it has.Report: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“They’re the best,” he told Football Italia.“It’s the most difficult match in the game, and we have before us an opportunity to show that we really can compete with anyone.”“This is a match that gives you the chance to give anyone a game. In the matches after Barcelona we wanted to strengthen the concept of keeping the ball and positioning ourselves in the opponent’s half of the pitch,” he added.“We want to stay as far as possible from our own box and to do that we need to be a team.”
SDSU offering course on removing President Trump from office February 28, 2018 Dan Plante, Updated: 2:52 PM Posted: February 28, 2018 Dan Plante Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Donald Trump, San Diego State University FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A San Diego State University course titled “Trump: Impeachment, Removal or Conviction?” has caught the attention of national conservative media outlets, but SDSU officials said the class isn’t actually focused on getting President Donald Trump out of office.The weekend-long, one-credit class will be offered in March as part of the criminal justice program in the university’s College of Extended Studies.San Diego State University’s course description reads:“Focus will be on the two constitutional grounds: impeachment and removal (25th Amendment), and the possible charges of the independent counsel, the powers of the president, a history of the creation of that office and the comparison of divine right and rule of law leadership, presidential impeachments, including Nixon’s de facto impeachment, practically limitless grounds for impeachment, presidential immunity from indictment, and grounds for impeachment, removal, or indictment covering: conflict of interests, foreign emoluments, climate change, racism, religious bias, improper influence, nepotism, and a host of crimes, including conspiracy, false statements, and obstruction of justice.”A story about the class first appeared on Campus Reform, a website that aims to “expose liberal bias on America’s campuses.” The article states the course is “dedicated exclusively to the topic of removing Donald Trump from office.”But university officials disputed that claim.“The course presents an overall framework of impeachment, removal or criminal investigation of a president and rather than focusing on President Trump, reviews all 19 impeachments in U.S. history,” according to the university.The spokeswoman stressed that the College of Extended Studies is a self-supported entity and the course is not funded through taxpayer dollars.One of the co-authors of the Campus Reform story questioned the veracity of the university’s statement.Brandon Jones, who is also president of the SDSU College Republicans, pointed to the course’s required reading as proof of its anti-Trump agenda.The lone assigned book, Allan Lichtman’s “The Case for Impeachment,” was written following Trump’s election and attempts to “lay out the reasons Congress could remove Trump from the Oval Office: his ties to Russia before and after the election, the complicated financial conflicts of interest at home and abroad, and his abuse of executive authority,” the back cover reads.“The bottom line is they’re offering a course with a clear agenda,” Jones said. “As far as not being funded by the taxpayers I’m not going to take their word for it.”Class instructor John Joseph Cleary could not be reached for comment.Representatives from SDSU issued the following response:On behalf of Joe Johnson, interim dean of the College of Extended Studies and Joyce Gattas, dean of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts,we would like to acknowledge those who have been offended by a course offered through the College of Extended Studies, an entity of San Diego State University. In retrospect, we realize the title of the course, “Trump: Impeachment, Removal, or Conviction?” is inconsistent with the course content described. As a result, the title will be amended to accurately reflect this course offered now and for future offerings of this course.The course presents an overall framework of impeachment, removal, or criminal investigation of a president and rather than focusing on President Trump, reviews all 19 impeachments in U.S. history. The one-unit, weekend class is not a requirement for graduation and is not paid for by state funds.SDSU’s College of Extended Studies operates as a self-support entity and as such, does not receive any taxpayer funds. To reiterate, this course, or any other Extended Studies course is not state funded.We have received overwhelming response to this story on the KUSI News Facebook page. You can read and add your own opinion to the post below.
Clark County fish groups will receive $925,383 for salmon recovery projects, the state Recreation and Conservation Office announced Monday. Clark County’s share comes from $30 million awarded statewide for fish recovery projects.The grants, awarded by the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board, include four Clark County projects:o East Fork of the Lewis River, $212,753. Clark County Public Works will use the money to grade the outlets of two side channels of the river, install logs and root wads that act as juvenile fish habitat, and remove invasive plants and replant with native species. The project will expand side channel habitat by 3,500 square feet. Clark County will contribute $61,891 to the project.o North Fork of the Lewis River, $401,730. The Cowlitz Tribe will use the money to place logs and jams into two side channels of the river, remove invasive plants along the bank, and replant the area with native trees and shrubs. The tribe will contribute $91,400 from a local grant and donation of labor and materials.o East Fork of the Lewis River at Daybreak Park, $143,900. Fish First will enhance two side channels of the river, install wood structures in the river for habitat, and replant streambanks with native trees and shrubs at the park. Fish First will contribute $26,100 in cash, labor and materials.o Eagle Island-North Channel Restoration Project, $167,000. Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group will use the money to design a project to restore optimum water flows in the north channel of Eagle Island, which is located in the North Fork of the Lewis River near Woodland. Optimizing the water flow will improve 2.2 miles of high-value fish spawning and rearing habitat below Lake Merwin. Pacificorp and the state departments of Natural Resources and Fish and Wildlife are partners.
Rep. Knopp: “So, I think it’s going to be challenging session especially with the new administration. The House is still very fragile, very fragile body in the House. I honestly don’t think the Republicans can organize and function without some sort of coalition, I think it’s essential.” Rep. Knopp: “There will be a lot of topics of conversations. You’re going to see the crime reform bill, SB91 brought up, the full repeal brought out but don’t think we will see any movement on it. You’re going to have more conversations on the permanent fund dividend, the budget, and medicaid expansion.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享State Representative Gary Knopp announced on Saturday that he will be leaving the GOP caucus in hopes of a coalition. In his announcement Rep. Knopp says he is parting with the GOP caucus in hopes of forcing a consensus among lawmakers. Knopp’s decision leaves the Republicans and Democrats in the House in a 20-20 split. Knopp is beginning his second term in the House of Representatives after running unopposed in the November 6 general election.
Share your voice 2018 sci-fi, fantasy and geek movies to get excited about 87 Photos Via some believable shenanigans, the zombie plague spreads, and our prince goes to another city that’s infected and tries to figure out how to fix the whole mess. By the second episode, I was ready to binge the whole season, despite my initial impulse to pass on it since I’m not a fan of either period or zombie genres.Throughout the first season, our hero saw substantial character growth, but the villain’s motivations were shallow and one-dimensional at best. Sense8’s Doona Bae plays Seo-bi, a nurse who doesn’t get enough to do, which feels like a waste of her talents.Unlike your typical Korean drama that tends to play it safe for the local censors, Kingdom is brutal with its decapitations and violence. Heads fly whenever a noble is offended, scholars are tortured with burning irons, and zombie wounds are scary real. I was squirming in my seat, but I couldn’t take my eyes away from the wonderful cinematography.Bae Donna as Seo-bi, a good-hearted nurse trying to find a cure for the zombie plague. Juhan Noh/Netflix Shots cleverly linger on certain scenes to draw out the impressive sets, while adeptly tracking the action during sword fights or zombie attacks. The scenery is also breathtaking, from the beautiful royal-palace gardens to the vast plains of Korea, while the realistic hovels of civilians add a visceral feel of poverty that contrasts from the glamor of the palace.Care is also taken to slowly emphasize certain pivotal moments, sometimes with shots lingering carefully on the details of the show’s expensive and elaborate costumes, drawing out what would otherwise be a mundane plot device into yet another wow moment.The scares build slowly, but the drawn-out scenes add to the suspense — even if you see what’s coming in the end. The show’s creators have pointed out that hunger is the theme of kingdom, and this shows, from the flesh-craving appetite of the undead zombies, the hunger for power in both the villain and the hero, and the desire to do good in a world gone mad.There are twists aplenty, but they are terribly predictable thanks to plenty of foreshadowing. It doesn’t leave much sense of satisfaction, which is the only complaint I have, aside from the fact that six episodes don’t quite tie up the story, leaving you hungry for the upcoming season. What we know about the Disney+ streaming service: It’s getting ready to rival Netflix.Netpicks: What’s on your favorite video streaming sites around the web. I don’t like zombie flicks.But Netflix’s new show Kingdom, a six-episode saga set in 15th-century Korea, had me hooked from the get-go.Streaming globally Friday, Jan. 25, Kingdom is a wonderfully shot and scripted take on the zombie genre, one that feels like a period drama — just with undead monsters as a bonus. The brilliance of the show is no surprise: the talents behind Kingdom include ace Korean director Kim Seong-hun of hit 2016 film Tunnel, and Kim Eun-hee, who wrote 2016’s police procedural Signal, one of South Korea’s highest-rated dramas.Kim said she’d been working on the idea since 2011, but couldn’t get it to air on Korean TV platforms because of the violence. Then Netflix came knocking, and the rest is TV history.The premise of Kingdom is simple. In the beautiful Joseon period of 15th-century Korea, an ambitious minister wants to take over the throne. He keeps the ailing king alive with a mysterious medicine that also seems to have turned him into an undead monster … that feeds on human flesh.Ju Ji-hoon plays the crown prince who must save his people from zombies. Juhan Noh/Netflix Meanwhile, our hero the crown prince, played by Ju Ji-hoon, tries to get to the bottom of the matter, but he isn’t doing it out of the goodness of his heart. Failure would mean he’s sentenced to death. Plus, he’s losing his position as heir thanks to the machinations of the evil minister. TV and Movies Comments Tags 5 Netflix TV show reviews
Download AudioThe heads of the two federal agencies in charge of off-shore oil and gas drilling visited Alaska last week to discuss proposed safety regulations for drilling in the Arctic. They spoke with stakeholders in Anchorage and around the North Slope, including hosting a town hall meeting in Barrow.Brian Salerno, director of the Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, says the rules set transparent, universal safety standards for drilling in the Arctic’s outer continental shelf, and they emphasize prevention. Currently, safety plans are company- and project-specific.“What this rule does is set a standard of care whereby you bring what you need with you into the region. So specific items, like a same-season relief rig, is included in there. That’s not required elsewhere because rigs are readily available in the Gulf [of Mexico], for example.” The rules also require containment domes and other equipment.Salerno says the proposal allows for some flexibility and for the use of new, improved technologies. If more companies start working in the region they can pool their equipment. He says it’s unclear how much implementing the regulations will cost industry groups because there’s so little data about working in the region.Bureau of Ocean Energy Management director Abigail Hopper says the rules include safety requirements for mobilization, demobilization, and transit of equipment as well. They also require an integrated operations plan that involves state and federal agencies.“I think it’s in everyone’s best interest, including industry, to have a clear path forward and clear rules and have the public have confidence that the regulators understand the unique characteristics.”Salerno and Hopper say the feedback they’ve received so far has been positive, though many stakeholders haven’t had time to review the proposal in full. They’re collecting comments until April 27. The new rules, if adopted, would apply to both the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. After getting his PhD in applied physics at Stanford, Alex Lidow spent 30 years at International Rectifier (IR), a publicly traded chip company founded by his father Eric Lidow back in the 1940s.Alex pioneered IR’s power management technology, co-authored the core-patents on which its business was built, became co-CEO with his brother, Derek, in 1995, and ran the company solo after Derek left to found market research firm iSupply in 1999.Alex grew the company to over $1 billion in sales until 2007, when he was ousted in a board coup, along with most of his management team. To make matters worse, the board had frozen all his stock and he was going through a divorce.With his finances tied up and his reputation turned toxic, Alex knew no one would hire him or fund his ideas, so he had no choice but to figure out how to thread that impossibly narrow needle.Against all odds, Lidow somehow managed to bootstrap a new semiconductor company, Efficient Power Conversion (EPC), based on a new technology, Gallium Nitride (GaN), that Lidow believed could compete with and someday surpass silicon as the basis for electronic devices.Today, EPC’s GaN technology can be found in a laundry list of hot new applications: 4G LTE base-stations, self-driving cars, augmented reality headsets, high intensity LED lights, tablet computers, wireless power charging, and even an XRAY pill you can simply swallow instead of going through the agony of a colonoscopy.The company counts Apple, Google and Microsoft among its more than 700 customers around the world. And EPC has achieved the Holy Grail of the chip industry by making GaN technology both higher performance and lower cost than traditional silicon transistors.How did Lidow, now 61, pull off this miracle? In a wide-ranging interview, he told me that “having no money forces you to make good decisions.”Personally, I think he’s selling himself short. Lidow struck me as being almost naively optimistic and extraordinarily creative at finding novel solutions to seemingly impossible problems. That, to me, is a pretty killer entrepreneurial one-two punch. Alex also offered plenty of savvy advice for bootstrapping and scaling a startup:Make the supply chain as frictionless as possible.The key is to plug into existing infrastructure so you can scale with minimal capital, development and training. Besides saving a lot of cash, there are also fewer distractions. EPC’s GaN technology uses existing, under-utilized silicon factories that require virtually no new capital, processes or trained people. That’s huge.Related: Disruption Is More Than the Buzzword It’s BecomeTake advantage of a virtual workforce.Most of EPC’s employees work from home at least some of the time. Since top high-tech talent is spread all over the world, it’s easier to allow employees to work from home than to try to convince them to move to L.A. Interesting that a practice denounced by Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer has been such a positive factor for EPC.Make “lean” part of your company DNA.In a day and age of high-flying, high-spending, high-tech unicorns, EPC has managed to maintain a lean mentality. Its offices are humble and its executive team, including Lidow, flies coach. And virtual offices have lower overhead costs, as well.Related: 5 Ways the ‘Lean’ Approach Can Help Your Startup GrowHire slowly, and only top people.Startups are all about growth, these days. Everyone’s trying to grow quickly, and with that comes the temptation to hire quickly. In reality, nothing runs a startup into the ground faster than making bad hiring decisions. EPC has taken its time in hiring only the best people, even when that meant being short-handed for a while.Indeed, industry-leading companies like Apple and Google place an extremely high priority on hiring the best talent that fit their unique culture. On the flipside, Parker Conrad, founding CEO of health insurance startup Zenefits, was forced to resign last month because he prioritized growth over compliance procedures and internal controls.Related: Rules for Hiring a Startup Team That Believes in Your BrandBy any measure, Lidow has had a pretty rough time of it and somehow managed to come out on top. But as I often say, adversity builds great leaders. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see Lidow realize his dream of “crushing silicon with GaN.” If he does, it wouldn’t be in spite of the hardships he’s endured, but because of them. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » 4 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. March 16, 2016
News | January 26, 2009 SenoRx Expands Distribution to Five New Countries Related Content Biomarker blood test accurately confirms remission in non-smoker with HPV-associated oral cancer. Videos | Radiation Oncology | November 07, 2018 VIDEO: Use of Liquid Biopsies to Assess Radiotherapy Response Aadel Chaudhuri, M.D., assistan read more News | Prostate Cancer | September 19, 2018 Exact Imaging Partners to Improve Prostate Cancer Detection With Artificial Intelligence Exact Imaging, makers of the ExactVu micro-ultrasound platform, has partnered with U.K.-based Cambridge Consultants to… read more News | Prostate Cancer | February 12, 2019 Micro-Ultrasound and Artificial Intelligence Combining to Detect Prostate Cancer Cambridge Consultants has partnered with Exact Imaging, makers of the ExactVu micro-ultrasound platform, as the two… read more News | Breast Biopsy Systems | January 17, 2019 Novel Technique May Significantly Reduce Breast Biopsies A novel technique that uses mammography to determine the biological tissue composition of a tumor could help reduce… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | October 03, 2018 Leica Biosystems Launches MammoPort Specimen Containment and Transport System Leica Biosystems announced the U.S. launch of MammoPort, the first integrated specimen containment and transport system… read more News | Biopsy Systems | March 29, 2019 Dune Medical Launches First-in-Man Trial for Smart Biopsy Device Dune Medical Devices has just completed the first in-man cases for Smart Biopsy, its percutaneous soft tissue biopsy… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | August 10, 2018 Exact Imaging Becomes UroGPO Imaging Partner Exact Imaging announced that it has become a UroGPO Imaging Partner, joining the North American urology-specific group… read more News | Radiation Oncology | October 30, 2018 Biomarker Blood Test Accurately Confirms Remission in HPV-associated Oral Cancer October 30, 2018 — A highly sensitive blood test that detects minute traces of cancer-specific DNA has been shown to read more January 26, 2009 – SenoRx Inc. said today that it has extended its international reach to encompass five additional global markets, and will now market its EnCor vacuum-assisted breast biopsy and GelMark breast biopsy tissue markers through distributors in Egypt, Greece, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.SenoRx is partnering with local in-country distributors who have breast imaging and/or interventional radiology franchises in select markets. SenoRx has previously established partnering relationships with distributors in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.EnCor and SenoRx breast tissue biopsy markers have previously received the necessary regulatory clearances in countries within the European Economic Community and in all of the other countries that SenoRx has established distribution channels.For more information: ww.senorx.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Interventional Radiology | February 20, 2019 FDA Clears Ion Endoluminal Lung Biopsy System The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Ion endoluminal system from Intuitive Surgical Inc. to enable… read more Aadel Chaudhuri Explains the Use of Liquid Biopsy for RadiotherapyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:36Loaded: 3.53%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Technology | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | June 19, 2018 EDAP Announces FDA Clearance for Focal One HIFU Prostate Ablation System EDAP TMS SA has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Focal One device for… read more
News | February 02, 2009 Motion Computing, Sig-Tec Collaborate on Mobile, Workflow Solutions for Healthcare February 2, 2009 – Motion Computing, a mobile computing and wireless communications, and Sig-Tec, an identity and access management software company, said today that they have created a partnership to deliver solutions for mobility, information security and clinical workflow. The partnership comes after several joint client initiatives at major healthcare and academic organizations where the companies reportedly implemented solutions that improve workflows, free up resources and improve patient experiences.Motion and Sig-Tec jointly support their solution through Motion’s Mobility Solutions group, a dedicated team that specializes in reportedly creating the best working environment by maximizing mobility, technology and software as they team with their clients to understand desired clinical workflow behavior and wireless network infrastructure needs and requirements. With the addition of Sig-Tec’s identity and access management software, organizations have the ability to quickly address application management (single sign-on), identity management (strong authentication) and session management (fast user switching, hot desktop, single patient selection/context management) for ultimate workflows.An example of the solution is deployed at a major university healthcare organization. Of the many configuration options available, the solution establishes improvements to workflow including one-step biometric fingerprint authentication for clinicians to gain access to applications and patient records on Motion C5 mobile clinical assistants (MCAs). Clinicians need access to the MCAs and applications upwards of 100 times a day. Now, rather than manually typing a username and complex password each time, adding minutes to each interaction and detracting from overall patient care, the C5s with embedded fingerprint readers and Sig-Tec’s AppStarter SSO solution allow the clinicians to significantly improve the speed, ease and accuracy of patient care.Whether healthcare organizations are just beginning to investigate mobile solutions or are seeking to improve existing identity and access management processes, Sig-Tec and Motion reportedly have proven experience in delivering industry-leading solutions. The companies will work together to make the solutions available through Motion’s network of distribution partners.For more information: www.sig-tec.com, www.motioncomputing.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享
Tags: China Share Thursday, October 12, 2017 Travelweek HEBEI, CHINA – Well, here’s a heart attack waiting to happen.A bridge in Hebei, China is making the rounds on social media not for the fact that it hangs 3,871 feet above sea level, but because it shatters beneath your feet as you walk across it.This past weekend, a video of a tour guide walking on the glass bridge went viral in China. In it, he is seen falling to his knees in fear as glass panels appear to crack under his weight.The scene is extra terrifying considering that in 2015, another glass bridge in China – the Yuntai glass pathway in Henan – reportedly cracked beneath the weight of pedestrians just a few days after opening.But apparently, this latest bridge mishap wasn’t real. The Hebei bridge simply simulates the shattering of glass in a bizarre attempt to shock visitors. After the video went viral, the East Taihang district administration sent out an official apology on WeChat, explaining that the splintering glass was simply an “effect” in order to be “provocative”.More news: Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedDespite people expressing their outrage on Weibo (China’s social media site), many concerned about the risk of resulting heart attacks, the administration does not intend to replace the special-effect panels with regular ones because it hopes “people will want to come and experience them”.As for the tour guide? Reports say he was just hamming it up for the camera and knew all along that the bridge doesn’t actually shatter. Give that man an Oscar! Watch this bridge in China shatter beneath people’s feet << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by About Latest Posts Travelweek Latest posts by Travelweek (see all) Another win for The Travel Agent Next Door: RCI Partner of the Year, Canada – March 28, 2019 You’re not imagining it, that waterfall really is coming out of a sksyscraper – July 26, 2018 Israel tourism numbers jumped 25% in 2017 – January 4, 2018
Agents & Brokers Investment Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Processing Service Providers 2012-07-27 Tory Barringer in Data, Origination, Servicing As global investor activity picked up in the second quarter, a number of U.S. cities saw more than half a billion dollars each in foreign real estate investment.[IMAGE]””Jones Lang LaSalle””:http://www.us.am.joneslanglasalle.com/unitedstates/en-us/Pages/Home.aspx revealed in its most recent Global Capital Flows Report that global transactional volumes rose to $108 billion in Q2 2012, up 24 percent from a worrying dip in activity in Q1. The Americas posted the most activity, contributing $47 billion to the second quarter’s overall total.While the increase in transactional volumes was heralded as a positive sign in the face of global economic uncertainty, activity levels in Q2 still fell 1 percent from the same period in 2011, and the first half of 2012 showed a 7 percent drop from the same time last year. Jones Lang LaSalle predicted that rising prices in core locations may create investment opportunities in secondary markets, providing a boost in activity to the year’s second half. Based on this, the company retained its $400 billion full-year volumes forecast.[COLUMN_BREAK]The United States showed quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year gains, working its way up closer to the $40 billion transactions mark. Approximately 35 percent of its deals involved cross-border parties.Meanwhile, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. (in that order) continued to top the list of U.S. cities most targeted by foreign investors. The list of the top 10 U.S. markets most involved in cross-border purchases also includes several newcomers, including Miami, Minneapolis, and Phoenix.””Core U.S. real estate throughout primary and many secondary cities remained very attractive to both domestic and foreign investors, based on absolute initial yields on offer, and their spread over record-low Treasury rates,”” said Josh Gelormini, VP of Americas Research, Jones Lang LaSalle. “”The U.S. is also benefitting from a safe haven strategy, as other global markets appear on shakier ground, particularly given the ongoing Eurozone crisis.”” In addition, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles made the list of the top 10 most active global cities, with New York reaching third place and Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco (in that order) rounding out the bottom three spots.A release from Jones Lang LaSalle pointed out that demand in U.S. real estate is likely increasing because it is the safest bet in the current global economy.””Although U.S. growth appears relatively weak, compared with most other fully mature economies, growth is stronger, and investment into real, tangible assets in the country is attractive as a defensive strategy in volatile, challenging economic and market conditions in developed and emerging countries alike,”” said the company. July 27, 2012 419 Views Overseas Investors Flocked to Real Estate in Q2 Share
“”Smithfield & Wainwright””:https://smithfieldwainwright.com/ is teaming up with “”Marshall & Swift/Boeckh””:http://www.marshallswift.com/ to launch a new, automated solution for evaluating properties and resulting portfolios of mortgage loans. Releasing the Residential Asset Monitoring (RAM) module, the companies’ initiative will give banks and lenders a more comprehensive, “”forward-looking”” method for assessing the value of residential real estate and, ultimately, their portfolio health and compliance procedures.[IMAGE] Taking an intensive approach to researching and developing the program, S & W spent four years working with Florida State University and other universities to test and validate the RAM solution. [COLUMN_BREAK]Lenders tapping into the RAM tool will gain a fully automated service which allows for the entry of individual or batched properties in order to generate valuation reports for each address via S & W’s proprietary LPV system.In an official statement, S & W noted that the RAM process uses the “”three accepted appraisal valuation approaches–sales comparable, cost, and income”” to help companies “”monitor and value their mortgage loan portfolios.”” Elaborating on the RAM solution, S & W’s chairman and CEO, “”Big”” Hogan E. Copeland II, stated, “”The RAM solution allows for an objective view of valuation and provides a standardized valuation approach for dealing with Tier 1 Capital requirements and capital impairment. The ability to provide a concise view of assets provides assurance that the institutions holding real estate portfolio assets provide a transparent picture not only for regulators but also for rating agencies and shareholders. This paradigm of the RAM solution will help stabilize the U.S. real estate markets.”” Adding his commentary, MSB’s VP of real estate-government business, Todd Eyler, noted, “”We’re pleased that MSB’s trusted re-construction cost data is an important part of the RAM solution. Our collaboration with Smithfield & Wainwright provides a solution to help banks value residential mortgage collateral using multiple forward looking approaches to value.”” Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers Valuation 2012-11-26 Abby Gregory in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology November 26, 2012 444 Views Companies Collaborate for Residential Asset Monitoring Module Share