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Farm groups say they cant get grain transport meeting with transport ministerFarm groups say they cant get grain transport meeting with transport minister


by John Cotter, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 3, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Oct 3, 2016 at 5:42 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Farm groups say they can’t get grain transport meeting with transport minister EDMONTON – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture says the federal government isn’t paying enough attention to concerns from farmers about a report that calls for major changes to grain rail transportation.President Ron Bonnett says another bumper crop is on the way and farmers are worried about a repeat of a rail bottleneck in 2013-2014 that cost the economy billions of dollars.The federation says it wants Transport Minister Marc Garneau to consider the input of farmers as he reviews the report that calls for overhauling the Canada Transportation Act.Bonnett says he has been asking for a meeting with Garneau since April that would include farm leaders from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, but nothing is in the works.“We are just getting ‘not available.’ Frustration would be the mild word,” Bonnett said in an interview.“He met with some grain companies, but the reality is, it is the farmers who pay the freight on that grain.”Bonnett said farmers are worried about a recommendation in the report to eliminate a policy within seven years that limits the amount of money that can be earned by Canadian National (TSX:CNR) and Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) for shipping western grain.The federation wants the Liberal government to keep the program and update it, including the way that freight rates are calculated. The current rates were set almost 25 years ago.Bonnett said western farmers who ship up to 40 million tonnes of grain a year rely on what is essentially a rail monopoly and last year paid $1.4 billion in freight charges to export their crops.The federation would like Garneau to review the system to ensure that railways are not abusing their position — a promise the Liberals made during the 2015 election campaign.Bonnett said he has met with Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, but decisions on the Transportation Act rest with Garneau.The minister and department officials were not available for comment.Norm Hall, president of the Agriculture Producers Association of Saskatchewan, said his organization wrote Garneau’s office last winter asking for a meeting.“It took until July to get a reply just saying, ‘Yes, we received your letter. Sorry we are too busy,’” Hall said.“Our membership is concerned. What I’ve heard from them is, ‘Here we go again. Another review and they are not listening to agriculture.’ We know that he has met with the railroads a number of times. Are they going to get their way again?”Lynn Jacobson, president of the Alberta Federation of Agriculture, said the railways have the ear of Transport Canada. Farm groups want to meet with Garneau to ensure their concerns aren’t being filtered by officials.“We want to have a face-to-face so we can clarify our position quite strongly,” he said.“It is troubling. We thought we would have better access with this government and to the minister. It isn’t turning out that way at all.”Dan Mazier, president of Keystone Agricultural Producers in Manitoba, also said a direct meeting with Garneau is a must. read more


Jurgen Klopp praises Liverpools performance against NapoliJurgen Klopp praises Liverpools performance against Napoli


first_imgLiverpool boss says no other team has given Napoli as much trouble this season as they did.Jurgen Klopp is proud of his squad’s Champions League performance, knocking-out Napoli from the competition. With a single goal from Mo Salah at Anfield, Liverpool clinched the victory and eliminated the group leaders.“It’s unbelievable,” Klopp told BT Sport, as quoted by the Standard. “I’m not sure a manager was ever more proud of a team than I am at the moment.“Mo scored an unbelievable goal and Ali made a save – I have no idea how you can make a save like this.“Together with the crowd, together with the stadium, it was just outstanding. We played an outstanding game.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Watch all the Napoli games and find a team who caused them the problems we caused them tonight.”Klopp’s side ended up in second place of Group C and admitted that they did not have the greatest group stage run, losing half of their games.“The only good thing about the first game at Napoli was they have no clue who we are. We were like our ugly brother or something.“If we went out, we wouldn’t have gone out tonight, we would’ve gone out three or four weeks ago – at Napoli where we deserved to lose, at Belgrade where we deserved to lose.“It was just wild and we were ready for that. What a game. Unbelievable. That’s Anfield life.”last_img read more


Government looking to identify space for Iconic Music MuseumGovernment looking to identify space for Iconic Music Museum


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, February 7, 2017 – The Government is looking to identify a suitable space for the establishment of an iconic music museum and performing arts centre in Kingston.  Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, said the Ministry is working with  the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Creative City Steering Committee, the Urban Development Corporation and the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAC) on the initiative.She said that efforts will also be made to collaborate with other Creative Cities across the world.  Kingston was designated a Creative City of Music by UNESCO on December 11, 2015.  The Minister’s remarks came in a message read by the Director of Entertainment, Policy and Monitoring in the Ministry, Gillian Wilkinson McDaniel, at the launch of the 2017 Grounation series on Saturday (February 4) at the Institute of Jamaica, 10-16 East Street, downtown Kingston.Grounation is the Jamaica Music Museum’s flagship education and cultural community outreach programme. This year’s series is being observed under the theme: ‘Mento: Is ow de Music Sweet So’.   In her message, Ms. Grange hailed the discussion series and the focus on Mento, which is Jamaica’s first popular music.  “This intellectual discussion and discourse that happens at Grounation allows us to understand the power of music beyond itself…the speakers help us to understand music as a marker and conveyor of history,” she noted.Ms. Grange said the Ministry is committed to providing financial support and facilitation of the programmes at the Jamaica Music Museum “in its quest to convey to all Jamaicans that music has the capacity to spur innovation and nurture cultural and creative expressions.  Culture, music and the arts are what will raise us and move us beyond poverty and disenchantment,” she added.  Grounation will be held each Sunday in the month of February, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Institute’s Lecture Hall.On February 12, the discussion will focus on the topic ‘Noisy Spring: Mento’s Sexual innuendoes, Double Entendre and Downright Slackness’, which will be led by Sexologist, Dr. Karen Carpenter. ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more


Fair Volunteer of Year not sheepish about helping outFair Volunteer of Year not sheepish about helping out


first_imgWhen Maxine Osborn of Ridgefield was first told by Sharon Marble that she received this year’s Volunteer of the Year award for the Clark County Fair, she didn’t know what to say. “Why me?” Osborn asked. “Because you’re always here,” Marble replied.Volunteering has become a way of life for Osborn. When she worked as a nurse, she felt she was helping others. Knowing that there are hundreds of volunteers at the fair, she said it was a privilege to be honored. “Our society would not function half as well without volunteers,” Osborn said.• What: Clark County Fair.• Hours Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.• Where: 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield.• Admission: Buy one adult pass and get one child pass free, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday; general admission: adults, $10; seniors 62 and older, $8; kids 7-12 $7; kids 6 and younger, free. Group packs available for admission discounts daily.• Parking and transportation: Parking, $6 per vehicle; C-Tran shuttle, $2 round trip from park-and-ride lots. C-Tran riders get a $1 discount on fair admission. C-Tran fair schedules: http://bit.ly/nO7ISq.• Carnival: noon to 10 p.m.; unlimited rides, $25.• Grandstands: Three Days Grace with My Darkest Days, 7:30 p.m., tickets include fair admission; Pro Barrel Racing, 2 p.m., free with fair admission; Rough Stock Rodeo, 6:30 p.m., free with fair admission.last_img read more


Billboard to Launch Country Music MiniMagazineBillboard to Launch Country Music MiniMagazine


first_imgFor now, the publication—with a distribution of 30,000—is a “launch” product, with no editorial calendar, but Billboard senior marketing director Lila Gerson says the magazine is in talks to produce more in other genres.“Country music is extremely important to the Billboard brand, so we were excited to partner with ‘stache Media on this mini-magazine because it is focused on country music and is a natural extension of Billboard’s coverage of this genre such as Billboard’s country charts and The 615 blog,” says Gerson.Under the terms of the partnership, Billboard provides the content and “brand power,” while ‘stach—which, according to Gerson, approached Billboard for the initiative—produces and distributes the magazine, works closely with Target, secures the music for the CD through its relationships with the record labels involved and promotes the product through TV and online advertising as well as social media. The mini-mag aims to have collectible appeal, as it offers two different covers, respectively featuring country music artists Jason Aldean and The Zac Brown Band. Billboard is set to launch a country music “mini-magazine” in partnership with ‘stache Media, a marketing agency specialized in music. The 48-page issue, packaged with a sampler CD, will be sold exclusively through Target—in the music section of the store and on its website—with a cover price of $4.99, beginning December 27.center_img Other magazines to partner with ‘stache include music titles SPIN, Alternative Press and Revolver.last_img read more


LGs rollable OLED TV could ship in 2019LGs rollable OLED TV could ship in 2019


first_imgLG’s rollable 65-inch TV prototype from CES 2018. Sarah Tew/CNET It seems like 2019 will be the year displays break the mold: Not only will our phones start to fold, reports indicate that LG’s amazing rollable TV will also ship next year.According to Bloomberg, the company is expected to start selling the TV in 2019. While the technology is a rollable OLED, you probably don’t want to roll it up like a poster; LG is using it for a retractable screen that will allow you to hide it when not in use.LG makes some of our favorite TVs, so it’ll be interesting to see how the rollable OLED compares with its rigid siblings.This follows the news that LG will likely debut its 5G phone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress show.If the TV is really slated for 2019, we’ll probably see the real thing at CES 2019 in January. It’s been in the works for a while — we first saw the company’s rollable technology in 2016.We reached out to LG for comment but didn’t immediately hear back. Angela Lang/CNET Amazon See at Turo Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 47 Photos Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Best Buy Comments Tags Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) 2:42 See It $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $210 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $6 at Tidal Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Share your voice $999 $60 at Best Buy Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. CES 2019 $520 at HP TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Read DJI Osmo Action preview Rylo JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Read Google Home Hub review Apple iPhone XS Share your voice Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) See at Amazon $999 The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Chris Monroe/CNET $155 at Google Express Sarah Tew/CNETcenter_img Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $999 Comments Read the AirPods review Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sprint Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) 6 LG,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. LG Display shows off the 8K, rollable, transparent TV future 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. See It Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. The Cheapskate $59 at eBay Tags Sarah Tew/CNET TVs 7 $999 Boost Mobile CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Best tech of CES 2018: Where are they now? What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $299 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET See It Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Read the Rylo camera preview I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Now playing: Watch this: Turo Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. See it Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast.last_img read more


Footage of AjithShalini getting scolded by two women goes viral Watch VideoFootage of AjithShalini getting scolded by two women goes viral Watch Video


first_imgAjith in Viswasam.PR HandoutDays after the Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, a shocking video has surfaced online. The footage of two women yelling at Ajith Kumar and his wife Shalini has now gone viral. [Scroll down for the video]In the video, Ajith and Shalini are seen coming out of the polling booth even as two women are venting their anger at cops for apparently giving VIP treatment to the celebrity couple. The incident occurred at a booth in Chennai’s Thiruvanmiyur primary school. It looks like she was unhappy with the celebrity couple for breaking the queue and casting their votes.In the clip, one among the two is seen fuming at Shalini, who looks shocked to receive the tongue-lashing from a stranger. And before she got closer to Ajith, she was held back by the police. The other woman too was hurling abuses at the actor. This clip has now become a tool for Ajith’s critics to attack him. Many fans have complained that the likes of Rajinikanth, Vijay, Suriya and many others stood in the queue and cast their votes which was not the same in Ajith’s case.However, upon closely observing the videos of Ajith, it becomes clear that there was a huge crowd around the polling booth which had gathered to get a glimpse of the actor. One gets an impression that he might have skipped the queue based on the advice given by the cops to avoid untoward incident.Moreover, it is said that if Ajith had stood in the queue, the situation could have created more trouble for the commoners. Notably, there are ample instances where Ajith stood in queues and never behaved like a star in the public.Clear Video.. Lady Clearly Scolding #Ajith!! ?Incident of History. Entertainment arrived. Ajith tries for publicity which turns opposite towards himself, that purple shirt lady might had a enormous guts. ” Tamizhachi ” ?#AsingaPattanAJITH ??pic.twitter.com/aB8mgwEYh9— Hbk KavinKannan Vfc (@kavinhbk08) April 20, 2019last_img read more


OYO gets Rs 1600 crore in fresh round of funding led byOYO gets Rs 1600 crore in fresh round of funding led by


first_imgOYO Roomsoyorooms.comIndia’s online hotel chain OYO Rooms, on Thursday said that the company has raised over Rs 1,600 crore ($250 million) in a fresh round of funding led by its active investors and Hero Enterprise.”We have raised $250 million in a fresh round of funding led by existing investors SoftBank through SoftBank Vision Fund, Sequoia India, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Greenoaks Capital. Hero Enterprise has also joined as a new investor,” OYO Founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal told PTI.The firm aims to expand its market across India and in other international markets in South East Asia by using these funds, PTI reported, quoting OYO. The company currently has a presence in Malaysia.”The funds will be used for higher penetration in markets we are present in and to expand in new markets, customer service, research and development, training, and also on technology,” Agarwal said.The 23-year-old founder said it is the company’s unique business model and view and vision of the hospitality industry that instilled confidence in its investors.Agarwal further added that with the fresh funds coming in the company would also like to replicate its model in the international market which has a similar supply-demand imbalance in real estate and hospitality.SoftBank’s board representative in OYO Justin Wilson told PTI, “We are excited to continue to support OYO as they further expand their position in India and bring the OYO promise of affordability and elevated hospitality to other markets around the world”. OYO Rooms founder Ritesh AgarwalThe company has cemented its position in the domestic market with the $186 million capital it raised in three rounds of funding.Earlier OYO announced that company plans to tap unused properties, including residential apartments across the country in a bid to boost its business and increase supply.”The differentiated thinking and ingenuity that Ritesh and his team bring to this industry give us confidence that OYO can scale, innovate and set new benchmarks in customer experience. We are delighted to join other marquee investors in OYO’s exciting journey towards becoming a global brand,” Hero Enterprise Chairman Sunil Kant Munjal said.”Over 95 percent of OYO’s demand comes through our own channels with no commissions to pay, and the business has a solid growth outlook,” Agarwal said, highlighting the future roadmap of the company.OYO was founded in 2013, and currently has 8,500 hotels and 70,000 rooms in around 230 cities on its platform. The company has over 2,500 people on its employee rolls.last_img read more


Killer Whales and Chimpanzees Have Similar PersonalitiesKiller Whales and Chimpanzees Have Similar Personalities


first_imgBut humans are not the only species whose personalities can be quantified along these lines; caregivers in zoos, sanctuaries and other captive environments commonly assess the personalities of animals, based on months or years spent observing and interacting with them. The specifics vary among species (for example, newts can be scored for their libidinousness and zebra finches and rhesus macaques for boldness), but the underlying notion that personality can be described by a small set of factors remains the same. Now research suggests that animals as widely divergent as chimpanzees and killer whales have surprisingly similar personality profiles. Read the whole story: Scientific American Anybody who has taken an undergraduate psychology course or filled out one of those online tests is probably familiar with the “big five” personality traits: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. For example, if you identify with the statement “I talk to a lot of different people at parties,” you might score high on extraversion. An individual’s personality is thought to be fairly stable by adulthood, and the idea that it can be measured by just a handful of factors goes back at least a century.last_img read more


Apple reportedly looked at a lowerpriced streaming TV dongleApple reportedly looked at a lowerpriced streaming TV dongle


first_imgApple reportedly looked into a lower-priced streaming TV solution.Image: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty ImagesBy Johnny Lieu2018-11-22 03:50:15 UTC Apple is lacking a low-priced streaming TV competitor, but that could’ve potentially changed.According to a report published by The Information, Apple looked at a streaming TV dongle-like device to capture that lower end of the market, citing people familiar with the project.The dongle could’ve helped put the company’s potential streaming service in the hands of more people. It’s reported that the streaming service will only be available on Apple devices and could launch globally as soon as the first half of 2019. Original Apple shows will be free for owners of the company’s products.A lower-priced product from Apple would be a change in tack from the company’s strategy of leaning toward the high-end, raising the prices considerably on its newly unveiled iPad Pro and the latest iPhones.At $149, the basic Apple TV (without 4K) costs significantly more than the likes of Amazon’s Fire TV, Roku, and the Google Chromecast, devices which all are being marked down to as little as $20 for Black Friday.These kinds of devices get the job done, and perhaps Apple recognised that customers don’t always want all the bells and whistles.last_img read more


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first_imgNews | July 06, 2008 Nucletron, ABS and Texas Cancer Clinic Sponsor Brachytherapy Fellowship July 7, 2008 – Nucletron said today it has formed a partnership with the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) and Texas Cancer Clinic to sponsor the HDR Fellowship Experience, a clinical and didactic training program for residents. Participants in the HDR Fellowship Experience are exposed to the depth and breadth of the uses of HDR brachytherapy in order to stimulate interest in further training and skill development for implementation of this versatile modality into future clinical practice, said Nucletron. The program is being conducted at the Texas Cancer Clinic, a free-standing, privately-owned, 30,000-square-foot multidisciplinary outpatient cancer center located in San Antonio, TX, and the winner of Outpatient Care Technology’s 2007 No. 1 Outpatient Cancer Clinic in the Country award. Each one-week rotation of the HDR Fellowship Experience includes one-on-one time with the clinicians and physicists, and at least one HDR procedure involving the prostate, breast, gynecological organs, as well as other sites will be observed and assisted. The fellows will be involved in the planning phase as well as learn how to critique the plan. Additionally, the program includes a formal didactic and hands-on training course provided by Nucletron.For more information: www.nucletron.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more


Tourism NZ builds tourism post CHC quakeTourism NZ builds tourism post CHC quake


first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Tourism New Zealand is preparing to launch an international campaign to boost tourism into the country after last month’s Christchurch earthquake. Following the National Crisis Management Centre’s lift of its ‘essential Christchurch travel only’ ban, the bureau is said to be preparing a non-affected wider-Canterbury campaign, Car Rentals reported. Destinations such as Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs, and Mackenzie County will be highlight in the ad, targeted at New Zealand’s major tourism market, Australia. As part of the campaign, the bureau has invited travel bloggers to discuss New Zealand attractions and publicise them on Twitter between 21 and 23 March. Tourism New Zealand is hoping to rebuild its tourism numbers, as according to the source travel income is the country’s number one economy contributor.last_img read more


Condominium Mortgage Lending ReconsideredCondominium Mortgage Lending Reconsidered


first_imgCondominium Mortgage Lending, Reconsidered Share May 6, 2019 1,520 Views Condominiums Mortgages sales 2019-05-06 Seth Welborncenter_img Condominium sales may play a more significant role in the mortgage origination market in the next few years, according to CoreLogic. In the Video Spotlight below, CoreLogic’s Jacqueline Doty, VP of Industry Solutions, explores the state of condominium lending.According to Doty, condominium originations have held steady at around about 8% of total mortgage originations for the past few years, and hotspots with a particularly high share of condo sales include Washington, D.C. (37%) and Hawaii (42%).CoreLogic also notes that the condominium market has become tighter than ever, with the average condo staying on the market for only 60 days. The influx of millennial homebuyers is also set to increase the demand for condominiums.Doty notes that, moving forward, lenders need to keep a few facts in mind.“Lenders looking to take advantage of a potential condo rush may find that they’re being unnecessarily strict when approving condo loans,” Doty said. “With the delinquency rate of condo loans sitting about 2% lower than that of single-family homes, there could be room to loosen condo lending guidelines.”Doty notes that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae played a part in this “loosening.” In order to make it possible for more condo loans to be originated and sold to the GSEs going forward, Fannie and Freddie have increased commercial space allowances from 25% to 35%, relaxed the requirements for small 2-4 unit condo projects, streamlined underwriting for certain low loan-to-value and investor loans, and allowed certain types of minor litigation to be present in the project when the litigation won’t have a significant impact to the financial stability of the project. in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News, Originationlast_img read more


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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Feb 18, 2019 11:07 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the “Empire” FYC Event in Los Angeles (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) No plan for Smollett to do follow-up police interview Monday CHICAGO — Attorneys for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett say there are no plans for him to meet with Chicago detectives Monday for a follow-up interview about his reported assault.Anne Kavanagh is a spokeswoman for Smollett’s lawyers. She says in an emailed statement that his lawyers “will keep an active dialogue with Chicago police on his behalf.”Smollett reported last month that he was physically attacked by two men who yelled homophobic and racial slurs. He said they also yelled he was in “MAGA Country,” an apparent reference to President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan.Police said Saturday that the investigation had “shifted” after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them without charges. Police say they’ve requested a follow-up interview with Smollett.Smollett’s lawyers say the actor feels “victimized” by reports that he played a role in the assault.___Check out the AP’s complete coverage of the Jussie Smollett case.The Associated Presslast_img read more


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Over two days,e. blends labeled as "house" "original" or "breakfast" Each mug has been brewed using a ceramic pour-over cone with an unbleached paper filter allowing for portion and strength control as well as the potential for a more flavorful less bitter brew than an auto-drip Each coffee was consumed black without milk or sugar Heat as always is an essential factor in coffee drinkability so my taste tests have included an assessment of the flavor at brew temperature at room temperature and after microwaving to return the coffee to brew temperature Anyone whos left a fresh full cup sitting out just a little too longwhile changing over a load of laundry say or tackling a pet barf emergencyknows the tragic dilemma of the cold cup too full to top off with hot-from-the-pot coffee too cold to drink I am a staunch proponent of microwaving coffee rather than wasting it though I know many people (my own boyfriend included) might call this the line between cheapness and frugality After all if the coffees cheap to begin with whats the waste Still I believe microwaveability is essential to any home coffee and can indicate whether coffee left on the burner will deteriorate or stay more or less stable flavor-wise I decided to assess these coffees on four more or less objective metrics: flavor; price; thermal shift whether/how flavor changes as coffee cools; and microwaveability whether/how flavor is affected by reheating THE CONTENDERS The Cans Best of this category: Maxwell House is the best flavor of the bunch and still extremely affordable Runner-up: Cafe Bustelo which comes in in its vacuum-pack form as the cheapest optionjust don’t expect it to stand up to the microwave Folgers House Blend Price/lb: $620 Price/unit: $399 for a 103-ounce tub Courtesy of Amazon It feels disingenuous to make pour-over coffee with Folgers from a plastic tub but I have done it and the results are quite drinkable Canned coffee has a heftiness to it that only the darkest-roast bagged coffee achieves and often at the expense of flavor Folgers is dark enough to mask distracting flavors thin enough not to coat the esophagus with silty grounds and so so cheap The label estimates it contains 60 servingsI make my coffee fairly strong so I might not quite hit 60 but I bet itd last me two weeks or so which at $8 a month is cheaper than Netflix Much like deli coffee Folgers has a flavor that depends greatly on proper drinking temperatureit is punishing when tepid A microwave brings it almost back to where it needs to be almost but with such a large tub theres no reason not to fix yourself another pour-over Maxwell House Original Price/lb: $583 Price/unit: $419 for an 115-ounce can Courtesy of Kraft Foods My parents drank Hazelnut Maxwell House for as long as I can remember and used the empty metal canisters to store Ajax sponges and toolshed sundries As a result Ive always had a soft spot for canned coffee and Maxwell House in particular but of the canned coffees I tasted its the best Maxwell House is thoroughly uncomplicated and its a difficult coffee to describe with much specificity It is a perfectly reasonable (and quite cheap) starter coffeethat is a coffee to start the day withand one that doesnt sacrifice flavor for affordability It turns a bit as it cools taking on a bitter aftertaste but a quick drinker with a small mug should get by OK A single caveat: Dont microwave Maxwell House and expect to enjoy what comes out; it tastes unmistakably like airplane coffee which in the grand hierarchy of complimentary coffee ranks just below single-serving hotel room coffee For the price even a coffee Scrooge like me would say you ought to just make a new pot Chock Full o Nuts New York Roast Price/lb: $882 Price/unit: $579 for a 105-ounce can Courtesy of Amazon Chock Full o Nuts styles itself as the quintessential New York City coffee The quintessential New York City Coffee has less to do with brand than with point of salea nameless coffee cart on a Manhattan cornerbut it is the only coffee brand I know of to offer three distinct varieties of half-caf Its per-pound cost approaches bagged coffee making it a questionable deal among canned brands Chock Full o Nuts has the teeth-sticking effect of good chicory coffee without I believe containing chicory Its flavor has a tinge of burnt bread and an aftertaste that causes the corners of my mouth to turn down involuntarily It is undrinkable cold but do not attempt to drink reheated Chock Full o Nuts This is the fire extinguisher of coffeesin the event of catastrophe youll be glad you have it but its not for blowing out a candle Café du Monde Coffee and Chicory Price/lb: $1066 Price/unit: $999 for a 15-ounce can Courtesy of Cafe du Monde Café du Monde like Chock Full o Nuts is as much a stylistic choice as a gastronomic one and both require a deep well of cultural identification to stomach on a regular basis Chicory has historically been used as a coffee substitute as well as a flavoring agent and chicory coffee in the US is closely associated with New Orleans coffee culture Café du Monde is named for an actual coffee stand in New Orleans that has been in operation since the 1860s and may be the best-known domestic producer of chicory coffee if not the only one The iconic marigold can includes a recipe for café au lait the traditional chicory coffee drink sold at the IRL Café du Monde; given the parameters of this coffee taste-test and the practical concerns of an at-home coffee drinker without the ability or desire to boil milk every morning just to stomach their coffee I drank it black This may have been a mistake The flavor of chicory is interesting and even initially enjoyable but the romance was gone for me after about two minutes I had a similar physical reaction to Chock Full o Nuts my face contorting involuntarily into what I feel compelled to call a Chicory Frown This worsened as it cooled but cold black chicory coffee is nothing compared to microwaved chicory coffee After a single sip I poured it out in the sink Chicory has its devotees but I fear the taste is not one I can acquire Café Bustelo Price/lb: $638 ($558 per pound of vacuum pack) Price/unit: $399 for a 10-ounce can ($349 for a 10-ounce vacuum pack) Courtesy of Amazon Café Bustelo is technically the cheapest coffee on this list because its sold in both a can and a vacuum-packed brick but in a can its only third-cheapest after Maxwell House and Folgers Unlike the other coffees under consideration Café Bustelo is espresso ground which is much finer than drip ground This in addition to the dark roast of the coffee beans makes it a robust sipping coffee I double-filtered my pour-over to avoid too much coffee silt but the flavor was undiminished It tastes like any other coffee made with double the grounds and is complexly awful reheated Café Bustelo is truly motor oil coffee which is not necessarily a mark against itits likely to burn a hole through even the most memorable hangover and will propel you forcefully into the next two to three hours of your life This is not for the faint of heart (seriously Im having palpitations as I type this) but ultimately is quite drinkable The Bags Bagged coffee is standard from grocery stores to coffee roasters (most of them) but subtle variations make for significant differences among these coffees particularly in price This is complicated by the fact that a bag of coffee is often referred to as a "pound" when in fact most bags only hold between 10 and 12 ounces of coffee A bag of Newmans Own Organic coffee costs $1029 only $010 more than a bag of Starbucks coffee but Newmans is only a 10-ounce bag to Starbucks 12 ounce Brewer beware Best of this category: New England Coffee a coffee that reheats well tastes good and still comes in under $10 Runner-up: Green Mountain an impressively good coffee for the price Best value overall: Eight O’Clock coffee which comes in under $8 but tastes more expensive Green Mountain Breakfast Blend Price/lb: $1332 Price/unit: $999 for a 12-ounce bag Courtesy of Amazon Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is unusual among the grocery store coffee set in that it references neither the coffee-growing regions of the equator nor any city associated with coffee cultureNew York Vienna etcinstead staring wistfully off in the direction of the Green Mountains of Vermont This is a thoroughly pleasant coffee light-roasted and gentle on an empty stomach as mine often is at the coffee hour Green Mountain has an impressive thermal shift remaining drinkable even as it coolseven to an avowed hater of iced coffee It microwaves decently too buoyed gently back to drinking temperature without darkening into bottom-of-the-pot creosote making it a solid choice for even the coldest of kitchens Eight OClock Coffee The Original Price/lb: $1119 Price/unit: $769 for a 12-ounce bag Courtesy of Amazon Eight OClock Coffee is a sleeper in this set brand-wise but a surprisingly enjoyable cuppa Its the only brand I tasted about which I had no preconceptions and it turned out to be one of my favorites Its dark without being bitter and is solidly microwaveable Its slightly ahead of the median bagged coffee price in this set but streets ahead in flavor making it a solid value buy Gevalia House Blend Price/lb: $932 Price/unit: $699 for a 12-ounce bag Courtesy of Amazon Gevalia may have the prettiest packaging of all the assembled coffees with a distinctive yellow bag and stylized illustrations fit for an IKEA Despite its apparent fanciness Gevalia is widely available in pharmacies and grocery stores and usually for fairly cheap A 12-ounce bag of House Blend was $699 at Stop & Shop making it the cheapest of the non-canned coffees I tested Perhaps consequently heat is an essential component to an enjoyable cup of Gevalia and the taste becomes flat and headachy as it cools However Gevalia is the rare coffee that performs well in a microwave and tastes as good reheated as it does freshly brewed New England Coffee Breakfast Blend Price/lb: $999 Price/unit: $749 for a 12-ounce bag Courtesy New England Coffee New England Coffee was the dining hall coffee at my New England collegea bit on the nose but a strong choice Like Green Mountain coffee New England Coffee locates its mythology north of Connecticut; its packaging includes a covered bridge horse-drawn carriage red barn mill race and church steeple in a landscape painted à la Grandma Moses I hardly noticed I was drinking my pour-over cup until it was half gone which is unexpectedly high praise for a cup of coffee Like inexpensive wine inexpensive coffee is best when its flavor is innocuous A hint of sour coffee stomach waits in the wings but with a hearty breakfast alongside New England Coffee is a safe and delightful option Newmans Own Organics Breakfast Blend Price/lb: $1646 Price/unit: $1029 for a 10-ounce bag Courtesy of Amazon Newmans Own is a feel-good coffeeits organic all company profits go to charity and Paul Newmans little dad-hot cartoon face on the bag grins approvingly at your choices Its flavor is uncomplicated and it tastes like the last coffee of the day should tastea 3 pm pick-me-up that tows you calmly to the end of the workday rather than punching you in the eye-bags like a morning coffee needs to This is the most expensive in the bunch at $1646 per pound and isnt so far ahead of Green Mountain ($1332/lb) that its worth the splurge on anything but ethical or aesthetic grounds Moreover it falls short of Green Mountain in thermal shift and microwaveability: flavor deteriorates in proportion with temperature and after microwaving dries out the inside of ones mouthnot a problem if youre a quick drinker but sippers beware 365 Everyday Value Pleasant Morning Buzz Price/lb: $958 Price/unit: $599 for a 10-ounce bag Courtesy Whole Foods To be honest my expectations were low for whatever "affordable" coffee Whole Foods might offer and I was a bit reluctant even to include it under the umbrella of regular grocery stores (despite the companys recent "Yes we have sales" ad campaign) but here I stand both corrected and impressed 365 Everyday Value is the Whole Foods Market store brand which markets products fitting the Whole Foods ethos at least aestheticallydont assume its organicat regular grocery prices A 10-ounce bag of ground coffee costs $599 at the Gowanus Whole Foods in Brooklyn making it the cheapest bagged coffee here per-unit and decidedly on the cheap end per-pound Pleasant Morning Buzz is a Vienna roast-style coffee a dark roast just shy of a French roast style which gives the coffee a heavy bittersweet flavor thats easy to sip on for a black coffee drinker As a rule darker roasts do not microwave as well as lighter roasts and this coffee is no exceptionget it while its hot or pour yourself a new one Dunkin Donuts Original Blend Price/lb: $1239 Price/unit: $929 for a 12-ounce bag Courtesy Dunkin Donuts Of the two at-home iterations of Big Coffee Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks I prefer Dunkin Its more drinkable blacklighter without being bitter roasty without being burnt and far easier on a pre-bagel empty stomach on my way out the door Home-brewed Dunkin is nearly indistinguishable from takeout Dunkin and even aside from being cheaper per cup drinking it at home saves styrofoam Dunkin Donuts Original has a gentler thermal shift than most coffees in its price range continuing to be enjoyable all the way down to room temperature but if youd like to freshen the heat it is admirably microwaveable Starbucks House Blend Price/lb: $1359 Price/unit: $1019 for a 12-ounce bag Courtesy Starbucks Love yourself enough not to drink Starbucks coffee at home I dont know a single black-coffee drinker who prefers Starbucks to Dunkin Donuts and Id wager the brands respective grocery-store offerings are likely to preserve these allegiances Starbucks coffee black tastes like drip coffee made with day-old coffee instead of water and the headache it produces is textbook 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