France: Over 50 anti-Muslim Incidents Reported After Charlie Hebdo Massacre

Rabat – According to the Collective Against Islamophobia in France (CCIF), more than 50 anti-Muslim incidents have been reported across France in less than a week since the terrorist attack on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.The CCIF, a monitoring body within the Central Council of Muslims, said among the 54 anti-Muslim incidents, there have been 21 reports of shootings, grenade throwing at Islamic buildings and 33 threats and insults.“Muslims are scared. I’m scared for my mother, my sister. I live in a working class neighborhood and I would have never imagined that such things could happen,” said CCIF’s President, Abdallah Zekri. “We don’t feel like any measures are being taken to secure Muslim places of worship or to try finding the people responsible for these acts,” he added.In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, France has deployed almost 4,700 extra police officers to protect Jewish sites and around 700 Jewish schools.French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday that there is a need to protect not only “synagogues, Jewish schools, but also mosques because in the past few days there have been a number of attacks against mosques.”CCIF has launched an online campaign to help protect Muslim worshippers.Several attacks on mosques were reported hours after the Charlie Hebdo massacre. read more

24 Candidates Submit Letters of Intent for Algeria’s July 4 Election

Rabat – The Algerian Ministry of the Interior has revealed a list of 24 Algerians who want to run for the July 4 election after the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.“The provisional balance sheet of the submission of individual signature application forms for applicants to the candidacy for the election of the presidency of the republic … has twenty-four letters of intent filed,” the ministry said in a statement published by Algeria’s official news agency APS.The statement said that the candidates “were able to benefit from quotas of subscription forms, in application of the legal provisions in force.” Election plans are proceeding “in good conditions,” added the statement.The ministry’s announcement comes on the heel of continuous mass protests against the current government run by Interim President Abdelkader Bensalah, a loyalist to Bouteflika.Throughout the protests, the army has made multiple arrests and purged military officers, investigating them for corruption.An Algerian court summoned former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia, who resigned moments after Bouteflika did, for an investigation.The current finance minister, Mohamed Loukal, was also summoned, international media reported yesterday.The two officials are under investigation for “dissipation of public money” and “illegal privilege.”Friday marked the beginning of the ninth week of mass protests against Bouteflika. Hundreds of thousands of Algerian citizens shouted slogans against the current government demanding radical change.Some political activists are also urging protesters to boycott the election. Dozens of Algerian mayors supporting the Algerian “hirak” movement said they will boycott the July 4 election.The mayors’ decision followed the announcement of Algerian magistrates, who are also threatening to boycott the election.Algeria’s opposition Rally for Culture and Democracy (RCD) party said it supported the Algerian hirak, emphasizing that all of its elected personnel would refuse to “organize the election.” read more

More than 5000 Bhutanese refugees resettled from Nepal with UN help

23 September 2008Over 5,000 refugees from Bhutan have left their camps in Nepal to resettle in third countries this year, in one of the United Nations refugee agency’s largest and most promising resettlement programmes. The vast majority of the refugees have left for the United States, followed by Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Canada and Denmark, under the programme which began only this year, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Over 50,000 refugees have expressed interest in resettlement – just under half of the total 107,000 refugees from Bhutan who live in seven camps in eastern Nepal. “Some of them have been in exile for as long as 17 years,” UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler told a news conference in Geneva.Regular meetings have been held with the refugees to discuss resettlement and other durable solutions, as well as provide information for women at risk or people with disabilities. “Refugees are being offered English classes as well as additional vocational and skill-based training to prepare for a life in a new country,” Mr. Spindler said.While another 2,000 to 3,000 refugees are expected to leave Nepal for third countries by the end of this year, UNHCR “continues to advocate for the option of voluntary return to Bhutan for those refugees who wish to do so, and hopes that talks on repatriation can restart soon,” he added.UNHCR attributes the success of the programme to close cooperation with the Nepali Government, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the resettlement countries. read more

Stocks could be in for more declines evidence mounts economic recovery slowing

by News Staff Posted May 6, 2012 6:00 am MDT Stocks could be in for more declines, evidence mounts economic recovery slowing TORONTO – The Toronto stock market likely faces more headwinds this week after further indications of slowing job growth added to worries that the economic recovery is running out of steam.Traders will also be looking to how Canadian job creation fared in April after data last week showed the economy stalling out in February.The TSX sustained its biggest weekly loss for 2012, down 2.99 per cent amid sliding commodity prices as traders dealt with official word that Spain had landed back in recession, data showing slowing manufacturing growth in the eurozone and China and a much poorer than expected performance in the American non-manufacturing sector during April.The week was capped by Friday’s announcement that the U.S. economy only managed to create 115,000 jobs during April, far less than the 160,000 that economists expected. Friday’s steep, triple-digit tumble left the TSX down 0.7 per cent year to date.“And there’s a connection between what’s going on in the observable data which has shown at a minimum a loss of momentum. The momentum that we saw in the US economic recovery coming into 2012 has definitely subsided,” said Andrew Pyle, investment adviser with ScotiaMcLeod in Peterborough, Ont.“Clearly the pace of the recovery has slipped and I think that is being reflected in the market because other than the fact we had a really nice recovery in stocks at the end of April, we’re still seeing a lack of follow-through, a lack of momentum in equities.”Pyle also noted that there are worries about a parallel between 2012 and the last two years when markets started the year off strong but faltered.“And I’m wondering if there is an anxiety out there in the marketplace, is it going to be a three-peat?” he said.“And that would tend to reduce momentum in the market, it definitely would depress conviction and at the very far end of the extreme, if you had enough number to kind of justify that concern or anxiety, it actually becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy and equities start to roll over as we make our way through May.”The resource-intensive TSX suffered from a slide in commodities last week as prices for oil and copper retreated on demand concerns. Oil closed below US$100 for the first time since February and copper fell 10 cents, or almost three per cent.Traders also looked to the release of the Canadian April employment report on Friday. But no one expects the economy to match the burst of job creation during March that saw 82,000 jobs created.“We suspect that it will come right back to earth in April and we’ll just get modest gains,” said Doug Porter, deputy chief economist at BMO Capital Markets.“I certainly wouldn’t rule out a partial reversal, that was one of the biggest job gains on record we had in March and I don’t think any other variable out there would corroborate that strength.”He noted the economy is growing but not by much.In fact, in the latest read on growth, Statistics Canada said last Monday the economy actually shrank by 0.2 per cent during February.“So I think we will do well to get a 10,000 job gain in April, and given the volatility in numbers, I wouldn’t rule out a small retracement, a small pullback in jobs.”Economic concerns tended to overshadow a series of positive earnings reports last week from BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE), insurer Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC), Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) and Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX).It is another heavy week for Canadian earnings with food company and Loblaw (TSX:L) majority share owner George Weston (TSX:WN) on Tuesday, home improvement retailer Rona (TSX:RON), HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) and Tim Hortons (TSX:THI) and pipeline company Enbridbge (TSX:ENB) Wednesday. Insurer Sun Life Financial (TSX:SU) and Canadian Tire (TSX:CTC.A) report on Thursday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Argosy produces first battery grade lithium carbonate at Rincon

first_imgArgosy Minerals has hit its first major milestone at the Rincon lithium project in Salta province, Argentina, producing its first “battery grade” carbonate.Its 500 t/y stage one plant completed production of some 30 kg of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) product that, Argosy says, is representative of its initial specification for delivery to end-users.The product, tested in-house, recorded a Li2CO3 content value of 99.6%.Following in-house testing, the company, which owns 77.5% of Rincon, is preparing samples to send to international cathode and battery-makers for their own due dilligence. This is likely to lead to talks on offtake agreements for stage one output at Rincon.Argosy Managing Director Jerko Zuvela said: “We believe our chemical process pathway is efficient and scalable, and the success being announced today bodes well for the continued development of stages two and three at the Rincon lithium project.”While stage one work is ongoing, the company’s stage two project could see Argosy progress construction works for an additional circa-24 hectares of evaporation ponds, finalise an initial JORC resource estimate, progress works to prepare a preliminary economic assessment, execute purchase agreements for mining properties currently under option and start stage two plant construction for a 1,500 t/y LCE project.Following this, commercial production is planned for stage three.last_img read more

Costello says Gilmore has the strongest credentials for European Commissioner job

first_imgTHE MINISTER OF State at the Department of Foreign Affairs Joe Costello says he thinks the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has what it takes to become the new European Commissioner.Eamon Gilmore has been tipped to head to Europe, but so has the Minister for Environment Phil Hogan.Speaking on RTÉ’s The Week in Politics, Costello said that no decisions have been made, saying discussions will only begin after this weekend.Costello said that he thought  Gilmore had all the credentials for the Commissioner role.He said Gilmore has ample experience having chaired many meetings during Ireland’s presidency and that he knows all the institutions and the personnel.He said he had “no idea” about Phil Hogan, but reiterated that he felt Gilmore had the “strongest credentials” for the Europe job.He added that Ireland would be looking for a significant portfolio.Poll: Should ministers be allowed to keep a secret diary of official meetings?>Read: Fantasy or reality? Pearse Doherty wanted to explain ‘Shinnernomics’, so here’s what he said…>last_img read more

Eurozone cancel on Greece

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A scheduled summit of eurozone finance ministers on Wednesday, where a second debt deal for Greece had been widely expected to be rubberstamped, was cancelled late on Tuesday as Greek government officials delayed in providing explanations about budget savings and political guarantees demanded by creditor states.Eurogroup Chairman Jean-Claude Juncker called off the meeting, noting that European Union officials had yet to receive details from Athens about how a 325-million – euro shortfall in savings – arising from Greek politicians’ insistence on limited cuts to auxiliary pensions – would be covered. Juncker added that he had not received “the required political assurances” from Greek political leaders. He said the eurozone ministers would instead have a teleconference on Wednesday “in order to discuss the outstanding issues” ahead of the next scheduled Eurogroup summit next Monday. Prime Minister Lucas Papademos remained locked in a cabinet meeting until late on Tuesday, seeking to plug the shortfall to savings and to obtain the guarantees sought by creditor states. Sources indicated that Socialist leader and former prime minister George Papandreou had provided Papademos from a written statement of his commitment to the terms of a debt deal voted through Parliament early on Monday but was still waiting for a letter from conservative New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras. The cabinet reportedly examined a proposal for the 325-million-euro shortfall to be covered from cuts to defense spending, public investment funds and the health sector. According to sources however, this proposal was rejected by Euro Working Group – low-level EU finance ministry officials who were meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. The sources said that the EU officials insisted that the additional savings should come from cuts to pensions. Some reports indicated last night that supplemental and main pensions might be cut to make up some of the shortfall. The government has already agreed to 300 million euros worth of cuts to supplemental pensions. The Cabinet reportedly agreed that a third of the sum would come from cuts to relatively genereous state pensions given to employees of state enterprises such as the Public Power Corporation and OTEtelecom while two thirds would come from additional cuts to supplemental pensions. Despite the obstacles, Papademos earlier on Wednesday sought to be positive, telling his ministers that Parliament’s approval of the country’s new debt deal with its foreign creditors was «a decisive step» toward securing crucial rescue funding but that more was needed. “Many crucial steps need to be taken over the coming days and weeks until the final decision is taken regarding the release of rescue funding at the beginning of March,” he said. He called on his ministers to start working “hard and systematically” in order to complete the «prior actions» demanded by foreign creditors, a reference to a range of budget cuts and reforms. Papademos added that Transport Minister Makis Voridis, who resigned last week, would be staying on, dousing media speculation about a possible cabinet reshuffle.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Local Drug Take Back Day Is Almost Here

first_imgThe drug take-back day is being hosted by the Soldotna Police Department, Change 4 the Kenai and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), to prevent pill abuse and theft. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. Representatives from Change 4 the Kenai emphasize that the service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. The Soldotna Professional Pharmacy will be open from 10 2 p.m., for the event. Change 4 the Kenai will be giving away $5 coffee cards to each person who disposes their unused or expired medication until they run out. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On Saturday, April 29, Kenai Peninsula residents will be able to dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs from 10am to 2pm at Soldotna Professional Pharmacy. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 29 Take Back Day event, visit Change 4 The Kenai.last_img read more

Lecture on Search of Hydrocarbon organised PB Siddhartha

first_imgVijayawada: The Physics department of PB Siddhartha College of Arts and Science organised a guest lecture on ‘Search of Hydrocarbon’ on the college premises on Friday. The guest of the programme was MV Ramanamurthy, ONGC consultant. Speaking on the occasion, Ramanamurthy said that there are petroleum reserves in earth and it takes many years to form. There are many rock layers inside the earth and in our country there are a huge mineral reserves. He explained in detail about how to explore the minerals underneath the earth and above the earth. The college principal Dr M Ramesh, director V Baburao, Physics department HoD Dr K Bhargavi and others were present.last_img read more

Piaggio Unveils Vespa VX 125 with Pink and Blue Shades in India

first_imgItalian scooter manufacturer, Piaggio, expanded its iconic scooter line-up in India on Thursday by announcing a new variant dubbed Vespa VX.Though the new variant is not much different from the other Vespa models which are in the Indian two wheeler market, the Vespa VX packs additional features like front disc brake, tubeless tyres and optional beige seat.Piaggio Unveils Vespa VX 125 in India (Facebook/Vespa India)In addition to this, the latest model also gives customers new colour options such as pink and blue. However, the company has withdrawn the black and maroon options for the Vespa, due to low demand. On the mechanical front, the Vespa VX packs the same 125cc, four stroke, three-valve single cylinder engine which churns a power of 10.06PS at 7,500rpm and 10.6Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm.Vespa, which so brilliantly captured the young Indian audience with a new trendy look and design, is yet to get a strong foothold in the Indian market despite the overwhelming acceptance of its original model. The company hopes to increase its market share with the launch of its new model.The company is yet to reveal the pricing of Vespa VX. But the addition of the disc brake and other features are likely to inflate its price in the Indian market. Vespa enthusiasts will have to wait till the end of this month to lay their hands on the new model and the company is expected to announce the price on 20 June. According to reports, Vespa’s parent company sells around 4,500 units every month.last_img read more

Juba Dal leader killed in Savar road crash

first_imgA Jubo Dal leader was killed and another injured when a bus hit a motorbike on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Jorpool area early Friday.The deceased is Lalon Hawladar Rajon, 30, vice-president of Tentuljhora union unit Jubo Dal and son of one Waliullah Hawladar of Joynabari area and the injured is Hasan Mia, 28.Witnesses said the accident took place when the bus hit the motorbike while it was taking u-turn after loading fuel from a local petrol pump in the dead of night, leaving the two motorbike riders injured.Later, they were taken to Enam Medical College Hospital where doctors declared Rajon dead.A case was filed with Savar police station, said its OC Mahsinul Quadir.last_img read more

529 days on travel UN environment chief quits after audit

first_imgErik Solheim. Photo: CollectedUN environment chief Erik Solheim said on Tuesday he had resigned after receiving a final audit of his official travel.A draft of the report found he travelled for 529 out of the 668 days audited, spending $488,518 with no regard for the rules, Britain’s The Guardian newspaper reported in September.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had accepted Solheim’s resignation, which would be effective from Thursday, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters.When asked about Solheim’s travel expenses, Dujarric said: “The Secretary-General, I think, is pleased to see that UNEP (the UN Environment Programme) is committed to implementing the recommendations that are found in the OIOS (Office of Internal Oversight Services) report on the travel office.”Solheim, a former Norwegian environment minister, said in a statement that he had decided to resign as executive director of the Nairobi-based UN Environment Programme after receiving the final audit report on Saturday.”I have been and remain committed to doing what I believe to be in the best interest of UN Environment and the mission we are here to achieve,” he said.The UN Environment Programme aims to set the global environmental agenda though leadership and partnerships.Dujarric described Solheim as having been “a leading voice in drawing the world’s attention to critical environmental challenges, including plastics pollution and circularity; climate action; the rights of environmental defenders; biodiversity; and environmental security.”last_img read more

Religious leaders react to mass shootings call for action from Trump Congress

first_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — As the nation reacts to the weekend’s mass shootings and President Trump decries hatred that “devours the soul,” religious leaders called for action from his administration and Congress.In his remarks from the White House on Monday (Aug. 5), Trump said he joined in the grief and outrage over the “two evil attacks” in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, in which more than 80 people were killed or wounded. At least 22 people had reportedly died as a result of the El Paso shootings and nine in the Dayton violence.The president also made a religious appeal in his speech. “We ask God in heaven to ease the anguish of those who suffer and we vow to act with urgent resolve,” he said in a 10-minute address, with Vice President Mike Pence standing nearby.The president called an online manifesto allegedly posted by the El Paso shooter “consumed by racist hate.”“In one voice our nation must condemn racism bigotry and white supremacy,” Trump said. “These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart and devours the soul.”RELATED: Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton, and the normalization of violenceThe president suggested several possible courses for bipartisan action, saying he would direct the Department of Justice to partner with other agencies and social media companies to better “detect mass shooters before they strike” and to propose legislation so those who commit mass murders or hate crimes will face a death penalty that is “delivered quickly, precisely and without years of needless delay.”Vice President Mike Pence, left, listens as President Trump speaks about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, on Aug. 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Trump also called for reducing “glorification of violence in our society,” including through video games, and legal reforms to better identify mentally disturbed people and to reduce access to firearms by people considered a risk to public safety.Spiritual organizations and faith leaders were also focused on solutions to the wave of shootings. In a sampling of religious reaction to the tragedies, several urged politicians and governmental bodies to take steps:National Council of Churches“The combination of readily available weapons of mass destruction and a toxic white racist nationalist ideology is a recipe for disaster. If we cannot confront these two evils, far greater violence and social disruption awaits our nation.“We beseech elected officials to renew the lapsed ban on assault weapons and to require licensing and background checks for gun ownership. We also demand that legislation which has recently passed the House, including HR8, be brought to a vote in the Senate and passed. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must be held to account for blocking legislation that would have introduced common-sense measures years ago.”Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Bishop Frank J. Dewane chair of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development“We encourage Catholics to pray and raise their voices for needed changes to our national policy and national culture as well. We call on all relevant committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to outline a reinvigorated policy agenda and pastoral campaign to address ways we can help fight this social disease that has infected our nation. The Conference has long advocated for responsible gun laws and increased resources for addressing the root causes of violence. We also call upon the President and Congress to set aside political interests and find ways to better protect innocent life.”The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference“The NHCLC’s community of thousands upon thousands of churches is profoundly grieving at the terror unleashed in El Paso today, terror targeting our nation’s beloved Hispanic community. We urge our political leaders, Democrat and Republican, to once-and-for-all depoliticize immigration in this country and instead embrace a fact-based approach to this and to all political questions that divide us. Even more importantly, we call upon people of sincere faith in every corner of our country to recommit themselves to loving the ‘other’ and to begin to pray with all their might that God would heal our broken land.”Shoes are piled outside the scene of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, on Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Anjleen Kaur, executive director of the National Sikh Campaign“The Sikh American community is deeply saddened by the shooting in El Paso, Texas. As Sikhs our central belief in our faith is that in the eyes of God all people, regardless of their race or gender, are equal and as Americans our founders declared in our founding documents that ‘all men are created equal.’ We are disturbed by the rise in ideologies in our country that are fundamentally contrary to the core values of our nation and our faith. We pray for the victims and their families in El Paso and also in Dayton, Ohio.”Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League“Yet again we turn our thoughts and prayers to a community grieving after another mass shooting potentially motivated by hate and extremism. But thoughts and prayers are simply not enough.“We have documented a rise in extremist activity, both online and in our communities. As with too many of these incidents, our experts have again been reviewing the apparent manifesto of an alleged shooter, as well as other elements of his online footprint, to evaluate potential extremist ties, and we have also reached out to law enforcement to provide expert analysis and support.”The Rev. Alvin Herring, executive director of Faith in Action“We are seeing a pattern of an especially dangerous form of domestic terrorism that has people of color, immigrants, Muslims, members of the LGBTQ community and others in its crosshairs. It is beyond time for this Congress to act to rein in the proliferation of guns, especially those created for the sole purpose of indiscriminate killing. We each have a moral obligation to pressure this administration and this Congress to act. But beyond that, we must not let the forces of evil divide us and frighten us into silence.”Tim Wildmon, president of American Family Association“The American Family Association condemns white supremacy, all manner of racial animus and hatred of any kind that may have been the impetus for the attacks in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. We also recognize the deep and vast spiritual needs of our country. Our nation needs God desperately, which is more evident every day. The more our nation turns away from God as He has revealed Himself in the Bible, the more it seems we reject the reality that innocent human life is sacred. We call on AFA friends and supporters around the nation to join us in praying for the devastated families and communities affected in El Paso and Dayton.”The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, dean of Washington National Cathedral“It is absurd to suggest that eliminating military style assault rifles and extra capacity ammunition clips or requiring universal background checks will lead to the government taking away all our guns. These are fears stoked by a gun lobby that values the desire to own such weapons over the well-being of the community.“We must also address a culture where hate is all too present in our national dialogue. The specific motives of this week’s shootings are still under investigation. However, seeing deeply troubled individuals driven by anti-immigrant and white supremacist sentiments seeking to make their point with deadly force is not a consequence we should tolerate.”Zarina Baber, chair of the Muslim Caucus of America“The Muslim Caucus of America stands in solidarity, support, and remembrance of the victims and communities affected by the senseless domestic terrorist attacks that took place within 24 hours of each other in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.“As additional details continue to be reported and revealed on these mass murders, the Muslim Caucus of America also stands with those law-makers of conscience to condemn these attacks. We also demand all elected officials to take action for common-sense gun reform and the designation of white nationalist terror as domestic terrorism, similar to Canada, who added white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups to its list of terrorist organizations.”The Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life“On the seventh anniversary of the attack on the Sikh temple at Oak Creek, which killed six people, we mourn continued mass murder in El Paso and Dayton. People are being murdered by weapons of war because of their race, their religion or simply being in the wrong place. President Trump must stop his rhetoric, which incites violence, and prioritize investigating white supremacist terrorism. The Senate must pass HR 8, which would amend federal gun laws to require background checks for all gun sales. Only these concrete steps toward repentance will start to heal our nation.” Share This! Share This! Share This! Columns • Opinion • Simran Jeet Singh: Articles of Faith By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw We are not all the same, and in our difference we are divine August 30, 2019 Photos of the Week Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Tagsassault weapons Dayton El Paso gun violence homepage featured mass shootings reaction Religious Response Top Story,You may also like As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Share This! By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Catholicism News Adelle M. Banks Adelle M. Banks, production editor and a national reporter, joined RNS in 1995. An award-winning journalist, she previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Syracuse and Binghamton.,Load Comments,North Carolina becomes first Southern state to ban state funding for conversion therap … Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Emaillast_img read more

Rally for Affordable Housing

first_imgThe Housing for All Campaign, an initiative of the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED), and The Way Home Campaign have joined forces with 50 local organizations to hold the More For Housing Now Rally on March 18 at the Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th Street, NW, from 10 a.m. to noon.  Doors are scheduled to open at 9:30 a.m. More than 1,000 D.C. residents are expected to attend. The rally will include remarks from Mayor Muriel Bowser and invited Council members as well as moving testimonies by impacted residents and housing advocates. For more information, visit read more

PlayStation Phone is Real Named Xperia Play

first_imgWell, ladies and gentlemen, this is it, the PlayStation Phone, er, rather, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Engadget has some rather conclusion evidence that the long-rumored gaming handset is, in fact, real. Actually, the site managed somehow to get some serious hands-on time with the phone, which is said to be getting its official unveiling at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.The site is confirming that the device features a four inch 854 by 480 screen and 512MB of RAM. Also, as suspected, it’s running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. For whatever reason, however, Engadget’s model had its WiFi crippled, which takes a lot of the fun out of play with a multimedia mobile device.last_img read more

Cemeteries used to be a Place for Recreation and Fun – Then

first_imgUp until the early 20th century, cemeteries were a popular place to relax, picnic and get together near a loved one’s grave. Almost every major town had a beautiful Victorian cemetery with rolling hills, carefully landscaped grounds, family mausoleums and towering monuments carved into angels, obelisks and other types of statuary. Originally, Americans buried their dead in a churchyard, sometimes in the middle of town. In rural areas, people were often buried on the farm in a piece of land adjacent to the house. With population growth and the many diseases that ran rampant such as cholera and the flu epidemic of the early 20th century, a burial in nothing but a wooden box was not safe.Lower Manhattan cemetery. Photo by Library of CongressAs the cemeteries began to fill up, coffins were placed on top of each other making the ground so weak that storms would wash the dead out of the cemetery and into the road. Burial grounds were relocated or started outside of the town beginning in the 1830s.People usually died at home, and the body was laid out in the parlor where the funeral was held. In England, the body was kept in a bedroom for nearly a week. If a holiday was coming soon, the room would often be decorated to reflect the season. Many Victorians had family pictures taken with the body propped up as if the deceased was alive. These were most common with children.Victorian era post-mortem family portrait of parents with their deceased daughter.Before there were parks and museums in large cities, visiting the new, park-like cemeteries with a picnic lunch was very popular. Children played among the graves, people walked their dogs and families got together for birthdays and other holidays, including the deceased family member in the festivities. No one felt this was in any way disrespectful. Rules were posted as to what could or could not be done, and everyone had a great time.Some headstones were small with only a name and date, but they varied all the way up to fifteen to twenty-foot sculptures with symbolic icons carved into the stone. An anchor with a broken chain symbolizes the end of life; a broken column stands for a life cut short; a dove represents the transport of the deceased’s soul to heaven; candles symbolize the spirit or the soul; a weeping willow tree stands for sorrow; and a hand with a finger pointing upward symbolizes the path to heaven.Mission of Santa Barbara.Organizations’ symbols, such as Masonic, Eastern Star, Woodsmen, Odd Fellows, and Shriners were and still are found on headstones. In the 1800s, most tombstones were made from sandstone which does not hold up well over the years. There was a short fad of using zinc and mostly granite is used now. In the American southwest, simple wood crosses are often used as the weather is more agreeable for maintaining homemade markers.Different cemeteries have different rules. Some allow only flat markers so as not to mar the view, but these have a habit of sinking into the ground if not properly maintained. Within the past few years, granite markers have been lasered to etch a photo onto the stone.There are also custom grave markers made in the shape of motorcycles, sofas, teddy bears, benches, pianos and even automobiles. Large mausoleums hold an entire family within the walls. Mausoleums are popular in flood zone areas, such as New Orleans, keeping the dead above the ground.Cemetery Picnic, Gilliam Cemetery, Graton, CA. Photo by David BerryIn the 21st century, green burials have become popular. The unembalmed deceased is placed in the ground in a simple wooden or cardboard box and is allowed to return to nature.Another new feature is a computerized chip on the headstone that will allow a visitor to look up the deceased and find a biography, pictures and other information.There are companies that will turn cremated ashes into a vinyl record, a diamond or many other strange things. Burials at sea still take place, especially for cremated ashes.Cemeteries are no longer used for recreation, and many have come to regard children playing in a cemetery as disrespectful. Cemeteries have become “creepy” places and are rarely visited except by family members or vandals. Some are abandoned altogether.Read another story from us: The Macabre Story of Sin-EatersThis writer documents cemeteries, especially the older ones. Cemeteries represent a place of peace and I, for one, would love to have happy children playing on my grave.last_img read more

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first_imgAlthough many of today’s laptops pack ultra-fast SSDs, music, games, and 4K videos can easily max out their capacity. Luckily, Amazon is having a secret Samsung SSD sale that takes up to $82 off select drives. For instance, Amazon has the Samsung T5 Portable 1TB SSD on sale for $167.99. Traditionally, priced at $250, this deal slashes $82 off its regular price. It’s the best and lowest price we’ve seen for this portable SSD. (It’s also $10 cheaper than Walmart’s current price for the same SSD). The T5 SSD fits into any bag along with other laptop essentials. What’s more, it’s Mac, Windows, and Android compatible, so it’s ideal for photo and video editors who require extra storage for their laptop PC, MacBook, phone or tablet.If you’re looking to upgrade your laptop’s internal storage, Amazon also has the Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD for $79.99 ($30 off).  Not sure how to install an SSD into your laptop? Check out our guide here.Other noteworthy storage devices on sale at Amazon include:Samsung FIT Plus 64GB Flash Drive for $16.99 ($5 off)Samsung Duo Plus 128GB USB 3.1 Flash Drive for $32.89 ($12 off)Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD for $79.99 ($30 off)Samsung microSD 512GB for $99.99 ($100 off)Samsung 860 QVO 1TB SSD for $107.99 ($22 off)Samsung 970 PRO 512GB SSD for $159.99 ($40 off)Samsung T5 Portable 1TB SSD for $167.99 ($82 off)There’s no telling how long these deals will last, so be sure to take advantage of this discounts while you can.Advertisement Best Laptop Deals of Today by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoCNN International for ANAWhy Tennis Pundits Are Tipping This WomanCNN International for ANAUndoComputerWorldBrandPost: Thinking Beyond Provisioning: Unified Endpoint ManagementComputerWorldUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoForbes.comSerena Williams Definitely Made This Forbes ListForbes.comUndoAdvertisementcenter_img Asus Chromebook Flip C434 Sports Core i7, Aluminum ChassisdAsus dives into the premium Chromebook game again by introducing the Chromebook Flip C434 with a Core i7, an aluminum body and a 1080p panel.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0000:5100:51Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:07How to Find Your MAC Address in Windows 1001:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display关闭 last_img read more

Live More rain expected throughout day as flood alerts remain force in

first_imgFlooding on Rushy Lane this morning (Image: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service) The A500 was closed westbound/northbound from the A34 (Talke Roundabout) to junction 16 with the M6 due to flooding and at least one road accident, police confirmed yesterday morning, with Highways England said the road will be shut for ‘some time’. The road was closed from 4.55am, with surrounding slip roads also shut, before reopening shortly before 7.30am – Highways England said. Highways England said:  “The A500 Westbound between Talke and J16 of the M6 has now been reopened, including the slip roads at Alsager and Talke.” Punter found hiding in bushes Police search for missing woman Read MoreDiscount giant to open supermarket in this North Staffordshire shopping centre   Elsewhere, Traffic England reported the M6 entry slip road off the northbound carriageway at junction 16 (Stoke-on-Trent/Crewe) has now fully reopened, after being shut overnight due to flooding. Across the border in Cheshire the A51 at Calveley is closed due to ‘excessive flooding’ according to Cheshire East Council – with a number of other roads in the area also closed. A council spokesman said:  “Cheshire East Highways are still currently dealing with a number of adverse weather issues across the network. Please take care whilst travelling, particularly during the congested peak hours. The A38 in East Staffordshire was shut overnight due to flooding (Image: Staffordshire Police) Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .15:52Cloudy commute later…It’s likely to be largely cloudy for the evening commute home, with further rain for many…— Met Office (@metoffice) June 13, 201913:39Flooding around Stafford13:29River levels expected to remain high in Stafford BoroughAn Environment Agency spokesman said:River levels are high but steady at the Milford river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall overnight (12/06/2019). Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to the River Sow between Great Bridgeford and Shugborough, the River Penk between Coven and Stafford, the Sandyford Brook, the Rising Brook, the Ridings Brook and the Saredon Brook. Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high this afternoon, evening (13/06/2019) and overnight into Friday (14/06/2019). We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels, the weather forecast and checking defences.” 12:40Man rescued after ignoring ‘road closed’ sign and getting stuck in floodwaterFirefighters had to wade into the water to rescue the man. More here.12:08Latest from Cheshire EastA Cheshire East Council spokesman said:ushy Lane #Crewe and Mill Lane #Nantwich have now reopened. Thanks for your patience whilst we continue to deal with weather related emergencies across @CheshireEast. If you spot any emergency issues, please call us on 0300 123 5020 “10:37Ladies Night at Staffordshire racecourse abandoned due to heavy rainMore here.08:02Delays on M6A Central Motorway Police Group spokesman said:Be careful out there today as bad weather is forecast and we are already having reports of RTC’s. Delays M6 north J12-14 due to carriageway repairs, so it may be worth looking at an alternative route if possible.” 08:02Delays on M6 NorthboundA Central Motorway Police Group spokesman said:Be careful out there today as bad weather is forecast and we are already having reports of RTC’s. Delays M6 north J12-14 due to carriageway repairs, so it may be worth looking at an alternative route if possible.” 07:30Railway line blocked by fallen treeEast Midlands trains between Crewe and Derby are currently facing disruption due to a fallen tree. The tree is blocking the railway between Uttoxeter and Derby.The Crewe-Derby service also calls at Stoke-on-Trent, Longton, Blythe Bridge, Longport, Kidsgrove, Alsager and UttoxeterAn East Midlands train spokesman said:There is a tree blocking the railway near Uttoxeter between Derby & Uttoxeter and is disrupting our trains on the Derby/Crewe route. More information to follow when known.” 07:30Railway line blocked by fallen treeeEast Midlands trains between Crewe and Derby are currently facing disruption due to a fallen tree. The tree is blocking the railway between Uttoxeter and Derby.The Crewe-Derby service also calls at Stoke-on-Trent, Longton, Blythe Bridge, Longport, Kidsgrove, Alsager and UttoxeterAn East Midlands train spokesman said:There is a tree blocking the railway near Uttoxeter between Derby & Uttoxeter and is disrupting our trains on the Derby/Crewe route. More information to follow when known.” 07:26One lane shut on M6One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound from J13 A449 (Stafford South) to J12 A5 (Gailey).Lane one (of four) is closed.07:06Accident in Chell Slow traffic due to accident on Sprinkbank Road in both directions between A5272 High Lane and Chell Heath Road. 07:02Road closures remain in place across Cheshire EastA Cheshire East Council spokesman said:Look out for surface water & spray on Cheshire East’s roads as you head out this morning. Plan your journey in advance as several roads are closed across the borough due to the current weather conditions. Call us on 0300 123 5020 for any weather related emergency issues 06:59Latest from Highways EnglandA Highways England spokesman said:Please be aware if travelling today there are several Met Office weather alerts in place for heavy rain which may impact your journey. These are active until approx 3pm today, plan ahead and drive to the conditions. “06:58Fallen treeWellington Road in both directions partially blocked due to fallen tree from A530 Audlem Road to Station Road. Traffic is coping well.A crew is on route to clear the fallen tree a debris from the road.05:45Further rain expected throughout Thursday morningThe latest hour-by-hour weather forecast from the Met Office says further rain is likely throughout the morning.05:44LatestAs of 5.43am today (Thursday June 13) the Environment Agency has flood alerts in place for the Rivers Sow and Penk in Stafford Borough – as well as 67 other flood alerts and 23 flood warnings, the next step, across other areas of England.Earlier flood alerts for the River Trent in Stoke-on-Trent and Stone are no longer in force.22:34Fallen tree at junction 15 of M6M6 Northbound lane closed on entry slip road due to fallen tree at J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent).Lane one (of two) is closed. 22:19Update on Cheshire’s roadsThere are still a number of roads closed in the South of the Borough due to surface water flooding and will continue to be closed overnight. Please observe road closed signs in place as roads have been closed for the safety of motorists #workingforyou— CEC Highways (@CECHighways) June 12, 201921:29Replacement bus running between Chester and CreweReplacement bus service running on Transport for Wales between Chester and Crewe due to flooding. Tickets being accepted on Virgin Train services. 21:16Cheshire roads closed due to flooding…- Gresty Lane in Shavington is closed in both directions due to flooding from Rope Lane to Gresty Green Road. Following heavy rainfall.- Maw Green Road in Crewe is closed in both directions due to flooding at the railway bridge. Following heavy rainfall.20:55More warnings in force tomorrow…Amber and yellow warnings are in force for Thursday morning, so conditions on the roads will be treacherous for some with surface water flooding and intense rainfall #WeatherAware— Met Office (@metoffice) June 12, 201920:54Update on the A51The A51 Nantwich Road, Calveley has now re-opened to traffic following surface water flooding. #workingforyou— CEC Highways (@CECHighways) June 12, 201919:52Evening forecast…Good evening UK! Further rain, heavy at times, across many northern, eastern & central parts, heaviest across SE Scot & NE Eng. Evening showers in S & SE Eng slowly fading, leaving low cloud & some fog patches. Drier northern & western Scotland. More info:— Met Office (@metoffice) June 12, 201919:20Latest flood alert for Rivers Sow and PenkAn Environment Agency spokesman said:We expect river levels to remain high this afternoon, evening (June 12) and overnight into Thursday (June 13). We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels, the weather forecast and checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and stay aware in case further warnings are issued.This message will be updated tomorrow morning (June 13) or as the situation changes.”18:14Report your emergencies on the roads of Cheshire here…As further rainfall is expected in @CheshireEast this evening, our out of hours team are prepared for any weather related emergency issues – call us on 0300 123 5025 to report any highway emergencies #workingforyou— CEC Highways (@CECHighways) June 12, 201918:10Driving advice from policeSurface water flooding and travel disruption are expected tonight and over the next few days as the heavy rainfall continues. Make sure you plan your journey before travelling and don’t drive through flood water.— Cheshire Police (@cheshirepolice) June 12, 201917:52More downpours expected to hit come during rush hourFlooding across Staffordshire and Cheshire (Image: Peter Curry/Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service/Cheshire East Council/Staffordshire Police/Network Rail)The latest forecast from the Met Office.More here17:49The current flooding situation across the regionFlooding map for North Staffordshire and South Cheshire (Image: Environment Agency)17:40Wrinehill Road closed due to floodingWrinehill Road, #Nantwich is currently closed until further notice due to flooding. Please find alternative routes. Call 0300 123 5020 to report emergency issues☎️— CEC Highways (@CECHighways) June 12, 2019 Read MoreChildren ‘at risk of harm’ at this ‘inadequate’ North Staffordshire nursery   A Met Office Yellow Weather Warning for rain continues to cover Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire – and is set to remain in force until noon tomorrow (Thursday June 13). The warning states:  “Spells of heavy rain are expected on Wednesday and into Thursday. Around 20 to 40 mm of rain could fall widely, with 50 to 80 mm possible over high ground and as much as 100 mm in a few locations. “During Wednesday night the rain is expected to clear from the Midlands and northern England leaving a brighter day on Thursday, though with some heavy showers.” Buxton Weather Watch, which provides weather updates for the Peak District and parts of the Staffordshire Moorlands, added:  “Unfortunately another day to forget coming up however during much of the day any rain likely to be lighter and patchy. “Heavier rain will be early on, plus later in the afternoon when another long spell of heavy rain arrives.” We will bring you further updates as they become available on the live feed below. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLivecenter_img The railway track is flooded between Crewe and Chester (Image: Network Rail) Driver named following fatal collision There are now three flood alerts in force for Staffordshire (Image: Environment Agency) Kidderton Close in Nantwich is flooded (Image: Cheshire East Council)   “Gresty Lane and Maw Green Lane, Crewe along with Whitehaven Lane, Burland are closed for the forseeable future due to excessive flooding. Please avoid the area where possible and follow diversions where appropriate. “Fallen tree on A534 Crewe Road, Wistaston partially blocking the carriageway. Gang en route to clear. Please take care whilst travelling in this area.” Shortly before 9am police in Crewe also reported flooding on Macon Way and Macon Meadow – and urged motorists to avoid the area, with Wettenhall Road in Nantwich also confirmed to be closed. Just after 10am yesterday Cheshire East Council added Rushy Lane in Crewe and Clay Lane in Moston are also shut – along with Kidderton Close in Nantwich. Heavy rain has led roads being closed and flood alerts being issued for Staffordshire and South Cheshire – with further rain expected throughout the day. As of 5.43am today (Thursday June 13) the Environment Agency has flood alerts in place for the Rivers Sow and Penk in Stafford Borough – as well as 67 other flood alerts and 23 flood warnings, the next step, across other areas of England. Earlier flood alerts for the River Trent in Stoke-on-Trent and Stone are no longer in force. Staffordshire Police urged motorists to take extra care on the roads and to drive to conditions. A spokesman said:  “It looks like this weather is here to stay for the rest of the week. Stay safe on the roads, consider the surface water and the effects this can have on braking distances and tailor your speed to the conditions on the road.” A number of accidents have been reported across the region on Wednesday – a man was treated for hypothermia after his vehicle became stuck in floodwater near Barthomley, while a woman was seriously injured after her car ended up in a ditch in Rocester. Tree branches were reported to be partially blocking the A519 Newcastle Road in Hanchurch, according to traffic data company Inrix – with unconfirmed reports of flooding on Chemical Lane. Sandon Road in Stafford was also reported to be shut. Read MoreNorth Staffordshire man charged with double murder in Canada appears in court Read More’I didn’t want someone to kill themselves in front of me’ – Brave Bradley, 25, rushes to save man who slit own throat in Stoke-on-Trent street   Speed restrictions also remain in place on Linley Lane in Alsager following a diesel spillage following a collision on Tuesday morning. The A38 in Branston in the east of the county also closed overnight due to flooding – although that carriageway has now reopened. Meanwhile, on the railways, a number of lines in Cheshire, North Wales, Merseyside and Shropshire were affected – including trains between Crewe and Chester. A Network Rail spokesman said:  “Heavy rain and flooding is causing disruption to services in the north west this morning. “Train services running in the north west may be cancelled, delayed or revised. “Passengers are advised not to travel unless absolutely essential. Continued heavy rain during today means that travel to and from your desired destination cannot be guaranteed. “Disruption is expected to continue until at least 1pm” last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | June 11, 2012 MIMneuro to Add Quantitative Analysis of Amyloid PET Images News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Related Content News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more June 11, 2012 — MIM Software is currently preparing MIMneuro version 5.5.0 for release in June. MIMneuro is vendor-neutral software indicated for quantitative and statistical analysis to aid in the interpretation of PET (positron emission tomography) and SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) brain images. The new version will include two enhancements to make it well suited for quantitative analysis of amyloid PET images.The BrainAlign deformable registration algorithm now includes the ability to deformably register to multiple templates simultaneously. With this landmark-based deformable registration approach, local differences in anatomy are resolved more accurately than with affine registration. The variability in uptake patterns with targeted tracers such as amyloid confounds single template registration approaches.  By simultaneously using multiple templates, the BrainAlign algorithm registers these images.Additionally, MIM Software has worked with experts to define and release its third anatomical brain atlas. This probabilistic amyloid atlas is a tool specifically tuned for performing quantitative regional analysis on amyloid PET images.MIMneuro combines these new features with existing tools – including voxel-based analysis, region-based analysis, SUVR computation, cluster analysis and surface projection analysis – into comprehensive quantitative functional neuroimaging software.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more last_img read more

Smartphones to determine the future of travel industry

first_imgThe Mobile Travel Tracker has uncovered how the mobile phone is impacting the travel and booking behaviours. Hotels are being booked spontaneously, with less emphasis on price.Bleisure travel is gradually emerging as a prominent trend among Indian travellers. 71% of people admitted to booking hotel rooms for a business trip coupled with a short holiday as their travel purpose. Near one-fifth of Indians (18%) admitted leisure as their primary purpose for travel followed by 10% acknowledging business as their primary purpose for travel. 81% Indians choose a laptop or computer for booking a hotel room while 73% Indians book hotel rooms on mobile. Through the traditional route of a travel agency received 45% respondents.According to the Mobile Travel Tracker, a global study of 9200 travellers across 31 countries, today’s modern traveller makes four trips a year and on average stays in a hotel 13 nights of the year. 73% of Indians have booked a hotel stay on a mobile device. Business trips (58 %), short break elsewhere within India (41%) and booking a hotel room nearby while attending a particular event (37%) are some of the main reasons for making a booking on the mobile.According to Mobile Travel Tracker, having the right payment method and offering genuine guest reviews are important factors when booking a hotel on mobile. More than 80% of people say their smartphone makes them more spontaneous when travelling and the fact that 68% of people have made a same day hotel booking and nearly 30% of holidaymakers book less than a week before travel, seems to prove that our travel booking behaviour is becoming more last minute.Further Mobile Travel Tracker reveals that in the past 12 months, 34% of Indians booked one or two hotel stays via mobile devices. 31% Indians have booked three to four hotel stays while 13% booked five to six stays in the past 12 months through mobile devices.last_img read more