Morocco French Wife of ISIS Suspect Granted Custody of Her 2

Rabat – A French wife of an ISIS suspect, was granted Wednesday at the Court of First Instance in the city of El Jadida the custody of her two girls aged 4 and 2, judicial sources said according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).The two girls were in the company of their father Nabil Rhaba when he was arrested on October15 at the Casablanca airport as he was trying to board to join terrorist organization ISIS.The 4 and 2 year old girls were handed to their mother in the presence of a representative of the Consulate of France in Casablanca, local authorities and the public prosecutor at the Court of First Instance of El Jadida. King Mohammed VI  had given his instructions to the Moroccan diplomatic and consular services in France to take necessary measures to facilitate access to Moroccan justice to Valérie Rhaba.The Moroccan consulate in Toulouse was contacted by Valérie Rhaba, spouse of Nabil Rhaba.The woman also made an appeal to King Mohammed VI to help her recover the custody of her two daughters and provided documents proving her Muslim faith, French nationality and the vital need for one of her daughters to see a physician in France.MWN with MAP read more

No other conclusion ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas in Myanmar continues – senior

UNICEF/BrownRohingya refugees walk across the Balukhali settlement in Bangladesh’s Cox Bazar district. Since August 2017, over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh, joining over 200,000 already displaced over the past decades.Donors must reciprocate Bangladesh’s generosityWhile in Cox’s Bazar – once a sleepy fishing town in southern Bangladesh that has now transformed into the world’s largest refugee camp – Mr. Gilmour also drew attention to the fragile living conditions and the threats posed by upcoming, potentially devastating, rains.Having suffered so much from the man-made disaster inflicted by Myanmar, the fear is that this will be compounded by a natural disaster of heavy rainfall that will almost certainly lead to landslides and flooding – Mr. GilmourIn the capital, Dhaka, Mr. Gilmour also met with Government officials and hailed the country’s generosity in welcoming the massive influx of refugees.“Bangladesh has shown a level of generosity that is sadly lacking in many parts of the world, including in this region,” he said, urging the international community to make long-term commitments to assist the refugees, as well as Bangladeshi host communities, in order to share the burden.He also called on the Government of Bangladesh to ensure that while the refugees remain in the country, they can live in dignity, including by permitting access to some livelihood opportunities and by upholding the right to education of all Rohingya children. “The ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Myanmar continues. I don’t think we can draw any other conclusion from what I have seen and heard in Cox’s Bazar,” Andrew Gilmour, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, said at the end of a four-day visit to Bangladesh which is hosting more than 800,000 Rohingya refugees, most of whom fled Myanmar this past August in the wake of a crackdown by the country’s security forces.According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), a number of refugees told Mr. Gilmour that Rohingyas who try to leave their villages or even their homes “are taken away and never return.”They recounted incidents where family members were taken away by Myanmar’s security forces and later found dead. Furthermore, people are too afraid to ask what happened – or in cases where they question or protest, are beaten badly.The nature of the violence has changed from the frenzied blood-letting and mass rape of last year to a lower intensity campaign of terror and forced starvation that seems to be designed to drive the remaining Rohingya from their homes – Andrew GilmourThere is also a “recurring theme” of women and girls being abducted, never to be seen again. Their relatives fear the worst – that they were raped and killed, added OHCHR.Additionally, while the rate of killings and sexual violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine province has gone down as compared to August and September last year, recent refugees arrivals narrated that towns near the country’s border with Bangladesh are already largely emptied of its Rohingya population and the refugees arriving now are coming from places further inland.“It appears that widespread and systematic violence against the Rohingya persists,” added Mr. Gilmour, noting that the nature of the violence “has changed from the frenzied blood-letting and mass rape of last year to a lower intensity campaign of terror and forced starvation that seems to be designed to drive the remaining Rohingya from their homes and into Bangladesh.”Safe, dignified and sustainable returns impossible under current conditions – Andrew GilmourThe senior UN human rights official also warned that while the Government of Myanmar is “busy telling” the international community that it is ready to receive Rohingya returnees, its forces are continuing to drive them away into Bangladesh.“Safe, dignified and sustainable returns are of course impossible under current conditions,” stressed Mr. Gilmour.He underlined that it is inconceivable to expect refugees to return given the immediate threat of almost certain killings, rape and other forms of violence; the impossibility of living at the places of origin, given that all sources of food and livelihood have been destroyed or declared off-limits for most of the remaining Rohingya; and the apparent absence of any will to address the root causes of the violence, which has resulted from decades-long policies of discrimination against the Rohingya, particularly the refusal of Myanmar authorities to recognise their right to self-identification and to grant them citizenship. read more

Russell unhappy with proGuyana crowd at Tallawahs home game

Andre RussellJamaica Tallawahs captain Andre Russell voiced his displeasure with the decision to shift more home games away from Sabina Park, after his side’s first loss of the season to Guyana Amazon Warriors in Florida. The noisy and at times hostile atmosphere of about 4000 fans was overwhelmingly in favour of the visiting Warriors during a 71-run win over the designated home team.“Honestly, I’m very unhappy at the moment,” Russell said after the game. “The guys fought tonight … but based on tonight’s game, it wasn’t like a home game. It didn’t feel that way.“Every boundary, every wicket it was going Guyana’s way. [Shimron] Hetmyer came out, he played some good shots and just the crowd being in his back, it kind of gave him that pump and it shouldn’t be like that. I think we should have that home advantage where a guy hits a boundary, he hears silence. Right? If that’s how home advantage is supposed to be in these conditions, then you have to wonder. You hit a four, you hit a six, you’re not hearing nothing because a Guyana crowd is out here and they want to see Guyana do well.”According to Russell, his fielders were under pressure almost from the start of the match. When Samuel Badree struck with the seventh ball of the night to trap Chadwick Walton lbw, a hush fell over the ground before it became lively once more in the next over as Hetmyer hit his first two boundaries off Imad Wasim on his way to becoming the youngest centurion in CPL history at age 21. The Warriors eventually bested the previous CPL-best total at the venue to make 209 for 7.Imran Tahir“Honestly, these are little things that get me upset from the second over,” Russell said. “Guys saying stuff to you on the boundary. I don’t want to field on the boundary because guys are pressuring you. It shouldn’t be like that. When I go to Guyana, then I expect that.“Guys were upset. I was upset. When I got off the field, I was throwing shoes, everything all around the changing room, things that fans don’t need to see but that’s how upsetting these things can be. You want to know that the crowd is behind you in your home game. So if we go to Barbados and we see a sea of blue, then we expect that. But you’re playing a home game, you want to feel that home advantage. You get a wicket, you hear that loud cheer. It gives the bowler energy even if you’re tired.”Shimron Hetmyer became the youngest player to score a century in the CPL at age 21The Tallawahs have now lost four of five matches in Lauderhill since the CPL’s first matches in Florida in 2016. Russell is expecting the hostile environment his side experienced on Saturday night to be no different on Sunday when the Tallawahs take on Trinbago Knight Riders, considering that TKR has historically had by far the biggest group of travelling supporters attending CPL matches in Florida.He even joked about Tallawahs players trying to pick out their traveling family members in the crowd since they may be the few Tallawahs fans in attendance. But the Tallawahs pulled off a CPL-record chase in the first week of the season at Queen’s Park Oval and Russell is optimistic that they can prevail over TKR again.“We got the two points before and I know that we can get it again here,” Russell said. “I know it’s gonna be loud. It’s gonna be a lot of Trinbago colours tomorrow but I hope that we can see some yellows and we can identify our family and friends and we can actually give them something to cheer for tomorrow.”Even prior to the match against Amazon Warriors, Russell told ESPNcricinfo of his ambivalence towards playing home games away from Sabina Park after the Tallawahs had won their last two matches in front of near capacity weeknight crowds of 15,000. Speaking on the eve of the matches in Florida, the Jamaican allrounder made it clear there was no doubt that if the Tallawahs want to maintain a true home-field advantage then a Jamaican franchise should be playing in Jamaica.“Florida is based on a lot of culture, a lot of different countries and nationalities,” Russell told ESPNcricinfo. “So I hope that we can get the support that we really want. It won’t be like playing in Jamaica where the crowd is behind the Tallawahs and the Tallawahs only. You’re gonna have a lot of people here coming out to support Guyana while some supporting us while some come out just to watch the games. Their heart is not with the Tallawahs.”However, Russell and his Tallawahs team-mates may be stuck playing more matches away from Sabina Park for the foreseeable future due to an agreement struck by their owner with the city of Lauderhill. Kris Persaud, whose Worldwide Sports Management Group took control of the Tallawahs in 2017, has a contract with the Lauderhill venue, guaranteeing at least three international cricket events per year at the stadium. It’s the key reason why this year’s CPL matches at the venue were designated as Tallawahs home games as opposed to neutral site matches shared amongst the six teams. (cricinfo) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCPL 2018: Russell eager to keep Tallawahs winning momentumAugust 17, 2018In “latest news”Early wickets fail to stop Jamaica Tallawahs winning against Guyana Amazon WarriorsJuly 16, 2016In “Sports”CPL 2018: Russell to captain Jamaica Tallawahs, says team very balancedJune 21, 2018In “Sports” read more

Fortescue signs agreement with leading Chinese steel mill

first_imgFortescue Metals, an Australian mining company with a focus on iron ore, has signed a co-operation agreement with one of China’s leading steel mills, Hunan Valin Iron and Steel Group, to increase iron ore sales to Valin and to research new technologies to process lower grade iron ores. Fortescue and Valin have agreed to establish a joint venture (JV) to develop lower grade resources from some of Fortescue’s tenements and to give Valin the option to participate in any additional new projects Fortescue undertakes.“The co-operation agreement creates business opportunities for Valin, supply opportunities for Fortescue and potential product development opportunities for the Pilbara,” Fortescue Metals Group Chief Executive Officer Andrew Forrest said. “The Pilbara is the world’s premiere iron ore address and the increased off take agreements and proposals to study the establishment of a processing facility to further value add various iron ore types including lower-grade deposits, will enable the Pilbara to realise its true potential.“This agreement cements more than just a close relationship between Fortescue and Valin, it illustrates the developing partnership Australia and China now enjoy. It provides Fortescue with a high calibre, cornerstone Chinese partner which will lead to the development of further opportunities for both companies.”Key components of the agreement are:Xiangtan Steel (a subsidiary of Valin) has an existing off take arrangement with Fortescue for up to 1 Mt/y. Under this agreement and subject to expanded production, Fortescue agrees to increase that supply arrangement to up to 4 Mt/y from 2010 onwardsFortescue and Valin will use reasonable endeavours to negotiate a new supply arrangement with the Valin parent entity which will grow from an initial base of up to 1.4 Mt/y to a maximum of up to 6 Mt/y by 2013. This agreement would, again, be dependent on Fortescue expanding current productionThe companies will seek to progress a feasibility study by 30 June 2009, which will investigate the commercial and technical feasibility of further processing iron ore that comes directly from Fortescue’s surface miners onto the run of mine stockpile. The initial studies will look at opportunities in China however if this is considered not feasible, then the study will investigate opportunities within the Pilbara. The study will not commence until global economic conditions improveIf the ultimate outcome of the study supports the feasibility of the project, Valin and Fortescue will advance to the formation of a JV with the objective of constructing a processing facility. It is proposed that this facility would be supplied with iron ore by Fortescue on terms yet to be formally agreedA JV with China Central South University (CSU) to review the feasibility of exploiting lower grade hematite ore with an iron grade Fe content at or around 50% will be established. Fortescue has had a broad relationship with CSU for many years and the JV would formalise this relationship in regards to this specific potential processing venture.last_img read more

Niger Africas second largest uranium producer should see great growth

first_imgNiger, which became independent from France in 1960 and has a democratic government, is the world’s sixth largest uranium producer. Output in 2008 was 3,032 t, representing 7% of total world uranium production. Areva’s Arlette and Akoula mines, responsible for 100% of Niger’s uranium production, have produced, together, 100,000 t of output in the last 40 years. Uranium mining accounts for 72% of Niger’s exports. Areva’s Imouran project will almost double the country’s uranium output to 5,000 t/y U3O8.All this is included in a special report by Uraniumletter International (http://www.goldletterint.com/). Producing mines and deposits in Niger typically grade from 0.1% to 0.42% U3O8, with the higher grades being mined at greater depths.Niger, which has a well established mining infrastructure, offers a strong government support for expanding mining. In 2006, Niger created a Mining Code to encourage foreign investment. Under the Mining Code 185 exploration licences were granted.Cameco, the world’s largest uranium producer, formed a Strategic Alliance with non-listed GoviEx inAugust 2008, whereby Cameco purchased approximately 11% of GoviEx for $ 28 million. GoviEx’s properties Madaouela and Anou Nelle are located approximately 10 km from Areva’s high-grade Arlette and Akoula mines.Uranium was discovered at Azelik in Niger in 1957 by the French Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Miniers (BRGM), looking for copper. The French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) initiated further studies. Further discoveries in sandstone followed including at Abokurum (1959), Madaouela (1963), Arlette, Ariege, Artois & Tassa/Taza (1965), Imouraren (1966) and Akouta (1967).Other publicly listed uranium exploration companies active in Niger currently include Niger Uranium, NGM Resources, NWT Uranium, North Atlantic Resources and Global Uranium.last_img read more

Potash West lodges provisional patent application for processing breakthrough

first_imgPotash West is working on its revolutionary glauconite-to-fertiliser Dandaragan Trough project located to the north of Perth in Western Australia. It is focussed on developing the extensive greensand beds at Dandaragan Trough where it has 2,900 km2 of exploration tenure, in an area of high quality infrastructure. The project is also located adjacent to the Western Australian Wheat Belt, a major consumer of fertiliser products.The company reports that as a result of a significant amount of test work and investigations carried out by the company and its partners, a flowsheet has been developed that produces sulphate of potash (SOP), high magnesium SOP, single superphosphate, iron oxide and aluminium sulphate, from glauconite that is extracted from the extensive greensand deposits in the Dandaragan Trough. This has been called the K-Max process and will become a valuable asset of Potash West.To maximise the value of this intellectual property, Potash West has applied for a patent. It has developed considerable knowledge in the processing of the greensand, with ongoing investigations continuing to enhance the value of this resource, and the application of the K-Max process to other deposits. Potash West has already been approached by other companies seeking information on this processing breakthrough.last_img read more

Weba Chute Systems tackles size issue at Botswana diamond mine

first_imgWeba Chute Systems recent solution at a diamond mine in Botswana has tackled the issue of large particle sizes to ensure more uptime for the customer’s operation.The mine had been faced with replacing transfer chutes almost every three months, as they could not withstand the arduous operating conditions. Run-of-mine material with lump sizes up to 1,200 mm was fed via an apron feeder onto a grizzly feeder, with the oversize material reporting to the jaw crusher.The large size of the lump kimberlite in this application – as well as material being uncontrolled – posed an ongoing challenge to the transfer system. Another challenge in this primary circuit was that the conveyor receives material from the grizzly underpan and jaw crusher discharge, and lack of material control had resulted in high impact onto the conveyor belt. This damaged the conveyor and caused considerable spillage, resulting in unplanned downtime as the conveyor belt had to be replaced just about every quarter, according to Weba.“The added expenditure and lost productivity meant increased operating costs for the plant, and eventually led to a decision to address the total material transfer system. The technical team from Weba Chute Systems assessed the challenges being faced and, in close collaboration with the mine, engineered a material handling solution,” Weba said.Dewald Tintinger, Technical Manager at Weba Chute Systems, said: “Dealing with challenging applications – and in particular uncontrolled material flow – is something we are known for; we are often called in to assist plants where a standard one-size-fits-all solution has proved inadequate to their specific material handling needs.”According to Tintinger, standard solutions for transfer points do not consider factors such as lump size and material velocity, or the general arrangement of the transfer point and the relationship between the equipment that feeds and receives material.“Custom-engineered transfer points, on the other hand, are designed to deal specifically with individual materials handling applications,” he said. “They offer major advantages to a plant, but these often only become apparent after the basic chute systems have failed.”In Weba’s solution for the diamond mine, the transfer chute that moves material from the apron feeder to the grizzly feeder incorporates an innovative patented mechanism that overcomes the challenges of handling the 1,200 mm lump sizes.Tintinger said: “An integral swing mechanism – engineered to guide these large lump sizes through the transfer point at a controlled velocity – reduces the impact on downstream equipment. The next chute in the process flow therefore no longer has to deal with excessive impact, as this has been addressed through the swing mechanism in the first chute. The material then flows through the grizzly discharge chute and reports to the crusher.”The combination of an engineered transfer point – with the swing mechanism in this position – has drastically reduced high impact and excessive wear previously experienced, according to Weba. The chute’s longevity has been dramatically improved, and has not required replacement since its installation over a year ago.The grizzly underpan chute system handles lump sizes of minus 250 mm and has been designed to accommodate this material. With a drop height from the grizzly feeder to the conveyor of about 7 m – and with lump sizes of up to minus 250 mm – this could become a challenging transfer point.Tintinger said: “Applying an engineered transfer point solution here was critical to the success of this material handling operation. The chute design accommodates the material flow in such a manner that it is absolutely controlled and excessive damage is no longer caused to the receiving conveyor.”The crusher discharge chute is the final of the four engineered transfer solutions; while the same engineering principle as the third chute has been applied here, the drop is not as far. The combination of these two chutes has significantly reduced material impact onto the conveyor and has substantially increased belt life.last_img read more

Summers last hurrah Temperatures set to hit 20 degrees this weekend

first_imgRead: 7 reasons to be secretly glad the Irish heatwave is over >Also: Your now weekly photo of cows taking a stroll on the beach > AFTER A BLAST of severely autumnal weather this week, we’re in for a brief reprieve from the wind and the rain over the next few days as summer 2013 makes a late, fleeting cameo appearance.It’s set to hit 20 degrees in parts of the country over the weekend (admittedly, a figure we’d have sniffed at back in July, but not too shabby for late September) with Munster and south Leinster experiencing the best of the temperatures on Saturday. By Sunday, the sunshine will extend to the entire country, according to Met Éireann.Beaches are expected to be busy, as people squeeze in one last dip before the weather cools off — but Irish Water Safety is warning that swimmers should exercise extra caution as there won’t be any lifeguards on duty this late in the season.“The Lifeguards trained and assessed by Irish Water Safety are employed by local authorities throughout July, August and the earlier part of September in some areas,” IWS Deputy CEO Roger Sweeney told TheJournal.ie.“People need to be particularly vigilant however, because the lifeguard season has ended and there is a danger that people may become complacent when using the same waterways at which they enjoyed the supervision of trained lifesavers during the summer hot spell.”Sweeney is urging parents in particular to take extra care on unsupervised beaches, and said people had a tendency to “treat lifeguards as babysitters” in many Irish swimming areas.In terms of the further weather outlook, temperatures are set to hover around the high teens into the early part of next week. It will drop back a little next Tuesday and Wednesday, but Met Éireann is still forecasting settled, sunny spells.So let’s make the most of it.Like these people did…last_img read more

ASAs Gaesser Tackles Weed Resistance at NC Workshop

first_imgASA First Vice President Ray Gaesser was in North Carolina last week to take part in a Scenario Planning Workshop produced by Bayer CropScience.The workshop focused on weed resistance management, and Gaesser and other participants were challenged to provide ideas that would have impact on the outcome of weed resistance. Ideas had to consider the external world influence-political, economic, social, technological, environmental and regulatory. Ideas were then distilled down to four scenarios containing both the extremely positive and negative and a couple in the middle.During the workshop, Bayer officials pointed out concerns that the seriousness of the weed resistance problem may not be fully realized within the industry.Gaesser and Bayer expressed interest in further meetings on this critical issue for soybean farmers.last_img read more

FIU holds White Coat Ceremony for physical therapy students

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Florida International University held its first White Coat Ceremony for physical therapy students.Fifty students walked across the stage Saturday.The ceremony marks the students’ transition into their final year of training before earning their doctor of physical therapy degrees.FIU graduates more doctors of physical therapy than any other school in the country.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

How TEN Drove Revenue and Cut Costs By Overhauling Sales Ad Ops

first_imgIt was 2014, and TEN: The Enthusiast Network was at a turning point. The media business had changed dramatically, and digital advertising was becoming more time-consuming and labor intensive, and also a more important revenue source. The company found itself bogged down by inefficient processes in both its print and digital workflows. What’s more, Atwood says, by implementing credit card processing in Élan, TEN was able to run credit and post payments, simultaneously eliminating the need to manually post payments, reducing both errors and staff. Reconciliation with DFP, third-party reporting, and insertion orders was difficult. All in all, Atwood says, the MSGL Élan Web upgrade has moved TEN from a cobbled-together, inefficient workflow to a streamlined, automated, efficient set of processes that both reduces costs and increases revenue. It created one source of entry for all orders, beginning in the Élan CRM through porting to DFP and billing in the Elan digital module. Accounting systems relied on manual deferrals. Inefficient workflow required heavy staffing, and ad ops staff had to enter orders that had already been entered elsewhere. The company’s digital workflow was similarly challenged: Even systems for events and other media fell short of what TEN needed: As a result of the adoption of Élan Web, TEN experienced a whole slew of benefits, including: Digital orders were manually booked in DFP (DoubleClick for Publishers) with no visibility in internal systems until billing. After months of evaluation, establishing both priorities and key performance indicators, TEN decided to move to an integrated workflow using MSGL’s Élan Web software — including specific modules for CRM and commissions, print and digital, credit control, credit-card processing, and reporting. The workflow would help TEN reduce costs, enable reporting across all media, decrease errors and increase efficiency. Élan Web also tracks and posts deferred revenue eliminating manual journal entries. This reduced billing time for digital by four weeks. There was inadequate reporting across sales efforts, including pipeline, bookings, and billings. It increased accuracy in reporting commissionable revenue by using Élan reports based on billing and revenue recognition. Sales reps are now able to easily monitor what they are being paid in a given month. So TEN, in conjunction with Media Services Group (MSGL), began to plot a fresh start. The company had been using MSGL for years for various elements of its workflow, but now it needed something covering all of its workflows in a unified manner, across all corners of the company. The company was able to combine print, digital, and events on one invoice and create customized billing schedules. “We’ve been using MSGL for 20 years,” Atwood continues. “We upgraded to their new web version. What we wanted from MSGL was the ability to upload an order from a spreadsheet. We were getting spreadsheets from our clients. We asked MSGL for the ability to do that. Prior to Élan Web, we were manually trying to do our billing and pipeline reporting. This upgrade has been beneficial. The less pipes of data you’re using, the better, when it’s all coming from one system.” “Now, three years in, we are very happy with the software,” Atwood adds. Specifically, she says, the company, whose brands include Motor Trend, Hot Rod, Transworld Skateboarding and nearly 60 others, had a number of challenges the print side: It allowed the ability to tag orders for capping and third/fourth-party monitoring.  There was similar lack of reporting for pipeline, bookings and billings, as with digital advertising. Clearly, across the company, TEN’s processes needed to be fixed. And just as clearly, the technology infrastructure was woefully out of date. It allowed increased automation in reconciliation of orders with outside insertion orders to optimize and actualize digital campaigns. There were issues with delayed billing — all digital orders were entered by billing after month’s end, taking up to 90 hours, with further delays of three-to-four weeks when the finance department reconciled data. The company was using a paper and email workflow, with sales reps manually filling out insertion orders in Word and Excel and handing them off to ad ops to enter. Because of the duplication and manual entry process, errors were frequent in order entry, and data didn’t match throughout the process. Élan increased speed-to-book-and-serve orders in DFP by uploading large orders to Élan using Excel. Larger orders took 3-4 days to book in DFP versus mere hours in Élan. It increased the efficiency of the digital ad ops staff and timely delivery of campaigns. The ability to book late orders and go live quickly was enhanced. Here’s a look at the specific workflow modifications the TEN team took, thanks to the MSGL Élan Web upgrade: There was duplication, with sales reps entering orders separately in a CRM and into a Word or Excel doc. Élan Web enabled reporting at the advertiser and property level across all channels (print, digital, events and broadcast). And implementing MSGL’s Customer Portal will automate invoicing, thus eliminating paper invoices and tearsheets. URLs are embedded in the invoice to review tearsheets for print. For digital orders, sped-up cashflow by invoicing on time and accurately. The digital workflow lacked the tools to monitor creditworthiness. Events were billed in a miscellaneous module at month’s end, requiring manual entry by the billing team. It allowed TEN to decrease costs in the billing and ad operations departments.  All insertion orders are now sent from the system and signed and returned electronically, eliminating the need to email, fax or upload by salespeople. Manual insertion orders were eliminated. Using a simple entry in the CRM, sales reps are able to create pipeline reporting that doesn’t burden the reps with cumbersome order entry. “Our digital business has grown and our print has declined, and billing and tracking is extremely difficult,” says Pauline Atwood, senior director of accounts receivable and operations, noting that TEN — formerly known as Source Interlink Media and based in El Segundo, California — was formed from a combination of formerly independent companies with legacy workflow processes. “One of our big hurdles was going digital. We were entering orders after they had arrived. We had no visibility of what we were running. Our billing was taking weeks to enter. It was important for our cashflow to get our bills out and paid earlier.” “Customers can access the portal to see open and paid invoices, their aging and pay invoices via credit card or e-check,” Atwood says. “This workflow will also decrease costs. Customers can also buy remnant space or special deals posted on the portal.”  Élan Web eliminated multiple invoices for one contract and consolidated invoices, which were the cause of confusion, internally and externally. All order entry was moved upstream to the sales staff and support teams. For more about MSGL’s Élan software, click here.last_img read more

Latest Pokémon X and Y trailer shows off Pokémon grooming

first_imgThe new latest and greatest Pokémon duo — X and Y — is only just one month away. The series isn’t known for making major leaps in terms of just about everything involved in the game — graphics, gameplay, online features, and so on. It’s usually a slow burn. This time around, though, X and Y are making the jump to a significant graphical overhaul, as well as introducing new mega evolutions, customizable Pokémon, and more distinguishable genders.The new trailer shows off all the latest goodies, and focuses more on new options regarding the pocket monsters themselves, rather than, for example, new environments.We all knew about the new mega evolutions, and trailer shows off Mega Mewtwo, looking even more menacing than he already does.In the series, Pokémon genders are barely distinguishable; for instance, they only sometimes have a different color. As shown in the trailer, different genders of the same Pokémon look extremely different — from color schemes, to lengths of hair, to facial expressions. The trailer also shows off how we can now groom some Pokémon, with one called Furfrou — which is basically a fancy poodle you’d see at a dog show. This is reminiscent of the fashion show in older games, such as Diamond and Pearl, but now it’s not just limited to a specific mini-game.Pokémon X and Y are shaping up to be standout entries in a series with many, many entries. The pair will release on October 12 of this year, alongside the new Nintendo 2DS.last_img read more

Death anniversary of Shyama Prasad Mookerjee observed

first_imgKolkata: For the first time, the Mamata Banerjee government has decided to observe the death anniversary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee on Saturday. Ministers Firhad Hakim and Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay would attend the programme before Mookerjee’s bust at South Kolkata’s Keoratala crematorium, according to the formal invite issued by the Information and Cultural Affairs Department. Chattopadhyay said Mookerjee would never have approved the BJP’s communal agenda for the sake of getting political mileage. “The way BJP is bringing religion into the political arena, and indulging in the politics of polarisation to create an atmosphere of hatred, and gain political mileage, I don’t think Shyama Prasad would have approved all this,” he said.last_img read more

KMDA to repair Sealdah flyover soon

first_imgKolkata: The consulting agency engaged by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) to do the health study of Sealdah flyover, popularly known as Vidyapati Setu, has stated that the bridge is in need of repair.”The preliminary report has pointed out that the Sealdah flyover is in need of repair. But the condition is not such that it needs immediate work. We have sought a detailed report from the consulting agency, in which they will specify the areas that need to be repaired,” state Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHakim has already brought the report to the notice of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. A senior KMDA official said that the detailed report will be submitted in the month of July and the tender will be floated for repair of the bridge. “There are seven other bridges for which we have already engaged a consultant and their health study is going on in full swing,” the official said. The flyover, set up in the late 1970s, is one of the busiest in the city. It may be mentioned that soon after the caving in of Majerhat bridge in September last year, the state government had prepared a list of 15 bridges for structural health audit. The list included Dhakuria bridge, Bijon Setu, Auro- bindo Setu, Chetla bridge, Kalighat Bridge, Durgapur bridge and Sealdah flyover among others.last_img read more

Former City of Cancun employees allegedly extorting businesses

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — Two former employees of the municipality of the City of Benito Juárez have been captured on video surveillance allegedly extorting a Cancun business owner.The pair were recorded at Las Torres Malecón Américas where they posed as two false inspectors. The two, who once did work as inspectors for the city of Cancun, are posing as current employees and have been said to be asking for money in return for not shutting down a business.They are operating as false inspectors, visiting business representatives and demanding to see paperwork. They then proceed to claim irregularities with the operating license, which is when they ask for money in exchange for not closing the business.The video was released a few hours after the Directorate of Inspection announced an update to the city’s identification bagdes and vests, of which these two apparently do not have.Andrea Cecilia Peralta Erales, head of the Cancun Inspection Office, confirmed they are aware of the pair passing themselves off as inspectors with the intent of extorting business owners.Andrea Cecilia Peralta Erales says they are aware of the extortion attempts and are asking people not to be intimidated and, above all, not to give money to those calling themselves an inspector. She says they are asking for between 5,000 and 10,000 peso to not close a business.Former City of Cancun employees extorting as current city inspectors“Some time ago they worked with us, but not anymore,” she says explaining “They are José Luis Espinosa and Abel Gutiérrez. Business owners and even other inspectors have seen them. We know they are asking for extortion, but they stopped working with us in 2017,” she added.“We had 12 complaints until last week. We ask people to support us with data. Sometimes they do not do it out of fear. If the inspectors do not have a vest with a name and no current identification, they are not inspectors,” she explained.Due to the previous complaints, the department made the updates to their official credentials, which are now personalized.“The vests now come with the name of the inspector, the position and the logos of the municipality,” the official said.She says that “The credentials are a little larger and hang from the neck. They have the employee’s name and their validity. It is important that they check the validity, which is six months, to avoid this issue of false inspectors.”The unit has around 65 inspectors. Peralta Erales says for those who go to a businesses without the new vests and identification, it means they are not part of the city’s current inspection team.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgNews | September 01, 2009 Breast Biopsies Performed Via Full-Field Digital Mammography Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Related Content Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more September 1, 2009 – The Mammography Department at NHS Fife’s Queen Margaret Hospital has installed MAMMOMAT Inspiration, a full-field direct digital mammography system from Siemens Healthcare, which includes a stereotactic biopsy attachment and syngo MammoReport workstation.The stereotactic biopsy attachment provides the clinician with valuable guidance through the biopsy procedure enabling vertical and lateral access to breast lesions, of particular use when trying to access technically challenging areas in the breast. The attachment has an easy to use set up and is lightweight, weighing less than 5kg. It also allows clinicians to control the tube angle directly from the workstation, eliminating the need to walk between the system and station.After sliding the biopsy attachment onto the detector, the configuration settings will automatically switch to stereotactic biopsy mode and activate the biopsy examination tab card at the workstation. Combined with the fully motorized needle-holder that moves automatically to the correct position, the attachment streamlines workflow for a swifter and more precise examination. More accurate results minimizes the need for repeating any uncomfortable procedures on patients.The syngo MammoReport workstation facilitates improved workflow, uploading examination results in just one second for fast and accessible viewing. Up to eight mammogram images can be viewed simultaneously. The examination process is also swifter as images can be seen straight away. If the patient needs to be re-positioned for another scan, this can be done whilst they are still at the system rather than having to undress again and repeat the process.The MAMMOMAT Inspiration also includes a MoodLight feature that emits changing and calming colors into the patient examination area designed to help ease patient anxiety and improve the chances of getting a good quality image first time. The system includes new compression technologies and paddle design for the latest in patient comfort, plus the isocentric rotation of the X-ray tube makes system handling simpler to improve workflow. It also offers an advanced image resolution of the whole breast for detailed diagnosis.For more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more read morelast_img read more

Travel Guide to Queenstown in New Zealand

first_imgQueenstown is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand’s South Island. It is built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu and is renowned for its adventure sports. It’s also a base for exploring the region’s vineyards and historic mining towns.Source: Expedialast_img

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