KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The weather forecast calls for a cold front, bringing gusty winds to British Columbia that could inflame wildfires that had been stabilized this week.Kevin Skrepnek with the BC Wildfire Service says two of the largest fires in the Thompson Nicola and Cariboo regions have seen little growth since Wednesday.But he says the change in weather, which does not promise significant rain where it’s needed most, will likely make the fires more aggressive.A risk of thunderstorms into the weekend will also bring lightning, which Skrepnek says can set off more fires particularly in the southern and central parts of the province that remain extremely dry.Robert Turner with Emergency Management BC says officials are working to decide whether a provincial state of emergency declaration, which expires Friday, should be extended.Skrepnek says four new fires started Wednesday but crews acted quickly and prevented them from spreading, unlike the major wildfires sparked in early July that continue to expand.“I think it’s important to note we are still seeing new initial attack fires every day and we’re having a huge degree of success on them,” he said.Although new fires have been less destructive, Skrepnek said people are still urged to prevent human-caused fires by respecting the campfire ban in place for most of the province, not using off-road vehicles in the Cariboo, Kamloops and Southeast fire centres, and obeying restrictions in the Cariboo backcountry.
OTTAWA – The pace of new housing construction in Canada slowed in May amid a double-digit decline in multi-unit projects in urban areas after several months of above-average activity, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said FridayThe federal agency’s seasonally adjusted rate of housing starts for all of Canada — which is an approximation of how much construction will begin this year if the pace continues — fell to 195,613 units in May, from 216,775 units in April.Quebec and Ontario, which one bank economist had their worst month for housing starts in a year, were a driving force that was partially offset by increases in six provinces.May’s decline pushed down the six-month average — which the CMHC considers a better indicator than a one-month snapshot — to 216,362 units on a seasonally adjusted basis from a six-month average of 225,481 units in April.The primary reason for the month-over-month decline was that fewer condos, townhomes and other multi-unit projects started up in some urban areas in May.CMHC chief economist Bob Dugan said May’s decline in multi-unit urban starts “leaves them close to their 10-year average following several months of historically elevated levels.”The seasonally adjusted rate of multiple urban starts fell 16.4 per cent to 119,811 units in May while single-detached urban starts increased by 2.0 per cent to 58,390 units.Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 17,412 units.Nathan Janzen, senior economist at RBC Economics, noted that the decline in the multiple-unit starts wasn’t spread evenly across the country.“Regionally, there were big declines in Ontario and Quebec — both driven by big declines in multiple-unit starts — but increases in the Prairies and British Columbia,” Janzen wrote in a research note.He said the May dip probably reflects “normal” monthly volatility, rather than a deterioration in underlying trends, and the six-month moving average was still “elevated” at about 216,000.However, Janzen said, there have been fewer home resales in the first months of 2018, following a series of rule changes intended to cool a hot market “and we expect that will eventually be followed by slower homebuilding as well.”Michael Dolega, senior economist at TD Economics, said the May slowdown wasn’t surprising but “its magnitude is more pronounced that we had expected.”He said a decline of about 18,000 starts in Quebec and 14,000 in Ontario were the worst since May 2017.More specifically, Dolega said multi-family unit construction in Toronto fell to 14,900 on a seasonally adjusted basis — the lowest in more than two years.“In stark contrast, Vancouver’s new home construction rose 14% in May to 26,500 — registering a pace faster than Toronto’s for the first time this year,” Dolega wrote.CIBC economist Royce Mendes said the multi-unit market segment can be volatile “so a bounceback from these levels isn’t out of the question.“That said, with the implementation of the B20 (federal stress test) rules cooling demand for housing, we’re still expecting only modest results from housing activity over the remainder of the year,” Mendes concluded.— by David Paddon in Toronto read more
25 March 2010The rate of deforestation has slowed over the last 10 years, but each year an area roughly the size of Costa Rica is still destroyed, according to a comprehensive forest review released today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The rate of deforestation has slowed over the last 10 years, but each year an area roughly the size of Costa Rica is still destroyed, according to a comprehensive forest review released today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).“For the first time, we are able to show that the rate of deforestation has decreased globally as a result of concerted efforts taken both at local and international level,” said Eduardo Rojas, Assistant Director-General of FAO’s Forestry Department, referring to the agency’s Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010.Between 2000 and 2010, some 13 million hectares of forests were converted annually to other uses, such as agriculture, or lost through natural causes, down from 16 million hectares per year during the 1990s, according to the assessment which surveyed 233 countries and areas.Ambitious tree planting programmes in countries such as China, India, the United States and Viet Nam – combined with natural expansion of forests in some regions – have added more than 7 million hectares of new forests annually.In addition, Brazil and Indonesia, which had the highest loss of forests in the 1990s, have significantly reduced their deforestation rates. “Not only have countries improved their forest policies and legislation, they have also allocated forests for use by local communities and indigenous peoples and for the conservation of biological diversity and other environmental functions,” Mr. Rojas said.“This is a very welcoming message in 2010, the International Year of Biodiversity,” he added highlighting the UN-designated year meant to spotlight preservation of efforts for the world’s diverse animal and plant species.Despite the declining trend, the area of primary forest – or forests undisturbed by human activity – continues to decrease, Mr. Rojas said calling on countries to strengthen their efforts to better conserve and manage them.The world’s total forests – at just over four billion hectares or 31 percent of the total land area – play an important part in climate change mitigation. Forests store a vast amount of carbon. When a forest is cut down and converted to another use, carbon is released back into the atmosphere.Ensuring environmental sustainability is one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), an internationally recognized blueprint to alleviate poverty by 2015. read more
The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) today announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at helping 10 developing countries ensure a gender-balanced approach to combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic.The three-year, $3 million effort will be carried out in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, India, Cambodia, Thailand, Barbados and Brazil. The project centres on reviewing relevant legislation and policies to ensure gender equality in the fight against AIDS, according to UNIFEM.Highlighting the heavy toll which the disease takes on women and society at large, UNIFEM Executive Director Noeleen Heyzer pointed out that “Women are forced to abandon their work, girls are pulled out of school, and the development of countries is postponed.”The initiative is being financed through the UN Trust Fund for Human Security, which is funded by the Government of Japan. read more
Two trucks from the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as well as two vehicles from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reached the Jenin camp. UNRWA distributed 20 tons of food, or enough to feed 5,000 people for the next few days, while the ICRC provided immediate medical assistance in the camp.Much of the assistance was distributed to large crowds – mainly composed of women – who were “desperate to feed their families after 14 consecutive days trapped in the fighting and its aftermath,” the Agency reported in a dispatch from Gaza.UNRWA said the wholesale obliteration of homes, streets and commercial buildings would leave thousands homeless in Jenin, while one UN aid worker said the camp looked like the aftermath of an earthquake.Agency officials were told by residents that human noises could be heard from people still trapped under the rubble. Although Israeli authorities had allowed the two trucks of humanitarian supplies to enter, earthmoving equipment and the necessary aid workers to move the debris were not permitted into the camp. UNRWA also cited reports that seven people had been pulled alive from the ruins in the last 24 hours.UNRWA’s own facilities in Jenin sustained widespread damage, including the Agency’s school and its clinic, and its Camp Services Office and Sanitation Stores were levelled to the ground.Terje Roed-Larsen, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, issued a statement today calling the situation inside the camp “appalling.” He added that conditions there require “a response on a far wider scale than so far has been possible” and underscored the “humanitarian imperative to take every possible action to save life.”The envoy stressed the need to lift the curfew and allow freedom of movement for both the civilian population and humanitarian workers. He also urged expanded Israeli assistance to relief workers and called for the facilitation of large-scale water and food supplies for the population in need. In addition, Mr. Roed-Larsen called on Israel to fully cooperate with UNRWA and the ICRC “consistent with its obligations under international humanitarian law.” read more
In an open meeting, during with the Council also reviewed the completion strategy of the UN war crimes tribunal for Rwanda, ICTY President Theodor Meron said that more time was required for the court to complete its work partly because 50 per cent more people were now awaiting trial than the last time the Council had discussed it – a dramatic increase.The Council-imposed “completion strategy” calls for the tribunals to finish their investigations by the end of this year, complete all trials at the first instance by 2008 and wind up all their work by the end of 2010.Judge Meron and Tribunal Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte also emphasized the importance of arresting the most notorious fugitives indicted by the Tribunal, including Ratko Mladic, Radovan Karadzic and Ante Gotovina, to complete its mandate.”Despite all the progress made, it is obvious that the great expectations placed by the victims in the international community and in the ICTY have not been met and will not be realized until Karadzic and Mladic are in The Hague,” Ms. Del Ponte stressed.She noted, however, a positive change in the attitude of Serbian authorities. Access to documents and witnesses was continuously improving. Most importantly, Serbia had finally started to transfer fugitives and newly indicted persons. Since December 2004, the Serbian Government had transferred 14 accused, including six who had been indicted for the massacre in the town of Srebrenica.Judge Erik Møse, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), said that there has been steady progress in that Tribunal’s work, with trials scheduled to be completed by the end of 2008.A major concern for completing the ICTR’s work was finding the right balance between the steady progress of trials with multiple defendants and those with single defendants, Judge Møse said. That would not be easy, particularly because the multiple trials required a lot of time in court.In addition to the 50 accused whose trials had been completed or were in progress, 16 detainees were awaiting trial in the Arusha detention facility and their trials would start as soon as courtroom space allowed.Noting that the tracking and apprehension of fugitives were a high priority for the ICTR as well, Judge Møse said its Tracking Unit had strengthened its operations with more staffing, greater presence in the field and wider contacts with officials in the countries where the 14 fugitives were being sought.Officials of both the Rwandan tribunal and that of the former Yugoslavia noted that the successful completion of their work depended on adequate funding and other support from the international community. read more
Ohio State redshirt junior guard Linnae Harper waits for the offensive to run its motion against Illinois on Jan. 22 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Sports EditorThe Ohio State women’s basketball team (21-5, 11-1 Big Ten) will look to extend its winning streak to eight this weekend against Iowa (15-9, 6-5 Big Ten). The Buckeyes are coming off of a 96-68 win over Wisconsin last Saturday. With a week since their last game, the Buckeyes spent this week looking inward to improve themselves.“When you’re playing, you don’t get the time to reflect to think on the small things you can improve on,” said redshirt junior guard Linnae Harper. “But we are grateful that coach let us get that time so when we start back playing everything will improve.”McGuff elaborated on what has made the Buckeyes successful in recent weeks. “We’re playing at a fast pace, moving the ball on offense executing the ball on offense making the extra pass which is generating a lot of open shots, which we are capitalizing on,” he said. “We’re also passing the ball making that extra pass better than we ever have.”Although the Buckeyes are second in the country in rebounding, McGuff mentioned that the Buckeyes are still looking to improve in that aspect.“Rebounding has been spotty here lately so we want to emphasize that in practice,” he said. “We got to hit them first and then get the ball.”As the season is heading into its final stretch, Harper said that McGuff has emphasized mental discipline this week as well.“As the season winds down we may be tired or our bodies may be sore, but coach has made big emphasis on this is the time where championship teams are made,” she said. “Trying to grind and fight through adversity and I think that is one thing he’s told us since we’ve been here. So just trying to push through and take that extra step so we can reach our goals.” Looking forward to Iowa, McGuff said OSU is looking to slow down Iowa’s productive offense, while also working on the Buckeyes own offense. “We’re trying to break down their offense, trying to take pieces of their offense and guard them effectively,” he said. “We’ve also worked on zone offense, they play a lot of zone so we have to make sure we can execute on the offensive end to make enough points.”The Hawkeyes have three players averaging double figures. They are led by freshman forward Megan Gustafson (17.8 points per game), senior guard Ally Disterhoft (16.4) and sophomore guard Tania Davis (10.9). Gustafson and Disterhoft also lead the team in rebounding, with Gustafson grabbing 9.7 rebounds per game while Disterhoft follows with 5.7. Junior guard Kelsey Mitchell is coming off of her third Big Ten player of the week award, averaging 27.5 points per game and 4.5 assists per game last week. OSU has scored 87 or more points in its last five games.Tipoff against Iowa is set for noon on Sunday. read more
Guarantee 1000+ CP1/17For Pokemon that can evolve, their starting CP will dictate whether or not their final evolution will hit the coveted 1000+ mark. While each Pokemon grow at different rates, you can use PoGoToolKit to estimate their final CP.Photo Credit: @iBlali on Twitter.<><> Updated 7/26: Added tips for easy XP, HTML names, and many more secrets.Pokemon isn’t just about exploring the land and becoming a master – it’s about knowing the game inside and out. In its current form, Pokemon Go doesn’t offer much for an in-game tutorial to show you the ropes, but there are even more tips, tricks, and secrets to uncover outside of the game’s core mechanics.Between unexplained icons, vague metrics, and ambiguous notifications, Pokemon Go is quite mysterious, save for the actual act of finding and catching Pokemon. Below is a breakdown of a few key techniques you can use to maximize your play time, along with a few secrets we’ve uncovered. Before diving into that, however, try to familiarize yourself with the game.First, check the available starting Pokemon around you. Think about which team you’ll want to join and which Pokemon you’ll be fighting against. In the world of Pokemon Go, rare and powerful Pokemon are far and few between, so you can’t anticipate other players to use conventional types, like fire or water. The better players, however, will have well-rounded teams at their disposal. If you plan on going after Flareon, for example, you might want to pick up Squirtle in the beginning, or a Charmander if you plan on gunning for Vaporeon. Using Pokemon that compliment one another allow for better strategies during battles. Thinking about these types of tactics early on will give you better chances when you set off to tackle your first gym.Once you pick your starter, take a walk around your neighborhood. Get a feel for the local Pokestops and gyms. Take note of what teams are in control and what types of Pokemon they’re using. While gym control does change often, you can expect a high-level trainer to rule for quite some time. Knowing your enemy will give you better insight into which Pokemon you should be hunting. Does a Flareon-using Valor member rule the gym around the corner? Head for water and catch some water-type Pokemon.Different “biomes” cause different types of Pokemon appear more. Similarly, weather can cause Pokemon who may not typically appear in an area start and turn up. If you’re hunting bug- or grass-type Pokemon, like Beedrill or Bulbasaur, you’ll want to head to your nearby park or woods. If you picked Charmander and really want a Squirtle for your team, head to the beach or lake to enter a water biome. Just like the handheld games, your surroundings will dictate which Pokemon you can find.As you play more and more, you’ll notice Pokestops, leveling up and performing other actions reward items. These items will help you maximize your play time and optimize your team. Eggs will hatch into Pokemon depending on how far they require you to walk, different types of Pokeballs will allow you to hunt more powerful creatures, and Razz berries will keep Pokemon from running away and make them easier to catch. Knowing which item to use at a particular moment is what separates amateurs from masters. Stay aware of what you have in your backpack and decide when and where to use your items.Razz berries are a particular item that will become essential to hunting tougher Pokemon as you level up. Additionally, it’ll ensure your favorite Pokemon is easier to catch. Throughout your travels, you’ll accumulate a stockpile of Razz berries, so don’t be afraid to use them liberally. Saving them for high CP or rare Pokemon is a good strategy, but don’t shy away from securing a catch if you really like the Pokemon’s type or if they just so happen to be your all-time favorite.Finally, become familiar with all of the game’s tools. There’s nothing worse than learning about an item or mechanic that would’ve helped with a catch after the fact. We get in-depth with some of the game’s more mysterious mechanics below, so study them and get to know them inside and out. The next time there’s a stampede to catch a rare Pokemon, be the first one to catch it, and don’t be left out of the fun.Now that you’ve got the basics, check out our tips, tricks, and secrets below and become the very best, like no one ever was. Looking for more Pokemon Go tips? Check out these pointers on our sister site PCMag.com. read more
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciaales, 04 Dec 2014 -By middle of December there will be lots of activity for Public Works we are learning… the Gazette revealing that there are contracts on the verge of being signed which will result in road improvements for all of the islands of the country. Already Carnival Cruise Lines has started some patch work in the Capital Grand Turk on Front Street. Magnetic Media is told these contract approvals will also mean more street lights for the communities. On Monday, the Member for Five Cays revealed that there are delays but that he is also making progress when it comes to getting his constituency lit up. Hon Sean Astwood told me yesterday that it would take at least 40-50 street lights to better illuminate Five Cays. Already areas of the Wheeland District have seen vast improvements; the beachside roadway from Three Queen’s along past Bethany Baptist Church has seen the addition of street lights. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:bethany baptist church, five cays, gazette, public works, sean astwood, wheeland Recommended for you Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds PNP supporter ‘no-show’ at Wheeland Claims & Objections PDA takes rally to Five Cays read more
X Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen On Thursday’s Houston Matters: President Trump is expected to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency today (Oct. 26). But his decision stops short of declaring the crisis a national emergency, which the president first said he’d declare back in August. What does today’s announcement mean for Houston-area hospitals and clinics working closely combating this epidemic? And did Harvey amplify the crisis even further because of a lack of resources? We talk it over with Dr. Michael Weaver, medical director at the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addiction (CNRA) at UTHealth’s McGovern Medical School, and Matt Feehery, CEO of Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC).Also this hour: Wondering what that weird, gray, felt-like crust is on your crepe myrtle trees? It might be something called crepe myrtle bark scale (CMBS). A new study from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service says it’s spreading through Houston. Linda Gay, a horticulturist at The Arbor Gate Nursery in Tomball, joins us to explain the problem – and to answer all your gardening questions.And we learn about a ghost town of sorts in Greater Houston called Moonshine Hill.We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. 00:00 /30:40 read more
Dynamic Weather Theme for Firefox by Martin Brinkmann on April 17, 2018 in Firefox – Last Update: April 18, 2018 – 6 commentsDynamic Weather Theme for Firefox is a new extension for the Firefox web browser that changes the theme of the browser based on the weather conditions of a location in the world.Mozilla dropped support for full Firefox themes with the release of Firefox 57 which reduced the browser’s theme-related capabilities significantly.Firefox users may install basic themes that change, more or less, only the address bar and tabbar of the web browser, and they may install extensions that may also change the appearance of the browser or the style of individual sites only. Firefox users may use CSS to style the browser.Mozilla works actively on improving theme related capabilities of Firefox. While those will probably never match the capabilities of full themes, new APIs did and will introduce new theme-related options in Firefox that developers may take advantage of.Dynamic Weather ThemeDynamic Weather Theme is a simple extension at its core. The extension changes the theme of the Firefox web browser based on the weather conditions of a location that you set during the initial configuration of the extension.The extension loads the configuration page after installation automatically. You may open about:addons and click on the options link of the extension to open the configuration at any time as well.The Firefox add-on supports two options to set a location. You may use geolocation functionality or set the location manually. Geolocation has the advantage that it changes the location automatically when you travel; the feature is not useful if you use the browser in a single location only.Setting the location manually is easy, just enter the city name and country, and hit the submit button. If your city is not found, try a larger one nearby instead.The extension uses [GET] requests to get weather data from Yahoo Weather. Note that it needs to communicate with Yahoo for that. The developers may add support for different weather services in the future to give users more choice.The extension updates the theme of the browser based on changing weather conditions. You get a cloudy background if the weather is cloudy, a sunny background if it is sunny, and a night background at night (and so on).Closing WordsI have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of themes that throw some paint on the Firefox toolbars as I find the themes distracting, especially if they decrease readability of tab titles and (some) icons.Dynamic Weather Theme does that and that is the main reason why I won’t use it. I do think, however, that it is a nice idea that some users will certainly love.Now You: Do you use themes or do you run the stock-browser theme?Summary12345 Author Rating3 based on 4 votes Software Name Dynamic Weather Theme Software Category BrowserLanding Page https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/dynamic-weather-theme/?src=userprofile Advertisement read more
March 10, 2010 – Thousands of Hondurans will now have access to proper medical diagnoses and treatments due to the joint efforts by iCRco, the Shoulder to Shoulder organization and many other vendors that made this project a reality.The inauguration of the clinic, Roy and Melanie Sanders Frontera Medical Center, took place February 20th, 2010, with participation of community leaders, international volunteers and guests in Concepcion, Intibuca in Honduras. The computed radiography (CR) system donated by iCRco was a critical part to the success of the clinic. Private non?profits Shoulder to Shoulder and Hombro a Hombro work in tandem to achieve a single mission: to develop educational and health programs to help poor, rural communities in Honduras, achieve sustainable development and improve the overall health and well being of its residents. Presently, they provide primary health care and community support to over 25,000 people with clinics at four sites and provide meals to more than 2,000 children each day.“This project was important to iCRco to be a partner in considering we have been growing in Latin America rapidly, and it is imperative to give back to communities that are in need. We believe it is a strong principle in good American business to give back, and Shoulder to Shoulder is a respectable organization that matches well with iCRco values,” stated Mark Valentine, president and COO of iCRco.iCRco has recently been named the only CR manufacturer to be rated “A” by KLAS in sales, service and technology fields and scored 100 percent for customer satisfaction in software functionality.For more information: www.icrcompany.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019 iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the angiography suite that… read more Related Content Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field. Technology | Radiation Dose Management | April 04, 2019 Omega Medical Imaging Launches AI-enabled FluoroShield for Radiation Reduction The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Omega Medical Imaging 510(k) clearance to offer their artificial… read more 360 Photos | Angiography | May 17, 2019 360 View Inside a Cath/EP Lab at Baylor Heart Hospital This is a view inside one of the 11 cath labs at … read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 04, 2019 Aidoc Announces CE Mark for AI-based Pulmonary Embolism Workflow Tool Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solution provider Aidoc announced the commercial release of its CE-marked… read more News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019 Philips and Microsoft Showcase Augmented Reality for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies Philips will unveil a new mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft that the company says is designed for… read more News | March 10, 2010 Computed Radiography Delivers Modern Medicine to Remote Regions Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more Technology | Mobile C-Arms | February 18, 2019 Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform Philips announced the launch of Philips Zenition, its new mobile C-arm imaging platform. Mobile C-arms are X-ray… read more read more
Lufthansa becomes the world’s first airlineLufthansa becomes the world’s first airline to earn IATA ONE Order certificationONE Order is the IATA initiative to modernize its member airlines’ flight booking and accounting processes, to enable them to align their products even more closely to customers’ needs and substantially simplify the customer’s booking experience. Under the ONE Order approach, the customer is issued a single reference number for their journey, known as their Order ID, that covers all their flight and supplementary product documents (which have previously been handled separately). ONE Order thus allows all the travel products and services for a particular trip – even those of other providers such as partner airlines or third parties such as hotels and car rental companies – to be fully integrated under a single booking reference number.The adoption of ONE Order has been made possible by IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard, which is using the XML standard to modernize the systems communications between airlines and other travel service providers.Lufthansa’s ONE Order certification from IATA follows the successful completion of a one-year pilot project at the airline in collaboration with Lufthansa Systems. The project’s objective was to conduct the entire product offer and booking process solely on the basis of the NDC and ONE Order standards. As part of the long-standing involvement of the Lufthansa Group in helping to develop new industry standards, the project’s feedback and findings were shared with both IATA and industry partners.“We are very pleased to have become the first airline in the world to obtain this ONE Order certification,” says Christian Popp, the Lufthansa Group’s Head of Distribution and Revenue Management Strategy & Business Intelligence. “With the new ONE Order standard, we can even better address our customers’ needs, tap new potential and create added value together with our system partners within the travel market. This latest development is also further confirmation of the leading role that the Lufthansa Group continues to play in innovation terms, and marks another major step towards the airline sales of tomorrow.”“We congratulate the Lufthansa Group on becoming the first airline group to earn our ONE Order certification,” adds Yanik Hoyles, IATA’s Director of Industry Distribution Programs. “With their NDC and ONE Order involvement, the Lufthansa Group is helping to take our industry further along the road to a modern digital retail experience.”As drivers of innovation in today’s advanced distribution concepts, the Lufthansa Group works continually to develop and refine new technological solutions that can sustainably enhance the processes involved to offer a travel booking experience that is tailored as closely as possible to the individual customer’s needs.Source = Lufthansa read more
At World Travel Market (WTM) in London, Maldives Marketing & Public Relation Corporation (MMPRC) had declared that it had signed a contract with Maldives Getaways Pvt Ltd, to become the associate partner of Travel Trade Maldives (TTM). It will be the first Travel Trade Show to take place in Maldives.Set to be organised in July 2017 in Dharubaaruge, Male, TTM 2017 will provide a platform to connect the travel trade community of Maldives to a global network of travel agents and facilitate the tourism industry of the Maldives.The annual TTM will be a vibrant business-to-business event, presenting a diverse range of accommodations and attractions to local and international travel professionals. More than 300 hoteliers, suppliers, related industries and travel professionals from the Maldives and around the world are expected to attend TTM 2017 to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends in the Maldives. read more
Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments Share Carlson, himself, is no runt at 6-foot-5 and 248 pounds, but the second-round draftee Niklas gives the Cardinals even better size at the position at 6-foot-6 and 270 pounds.The seven-year veteran further ruminated on Niklas’ imposing presence yet youthful appearance.“He looks like a 12-year-old boy that swallowed a grizzly bear,” Carlson chuckled. “I mean, I don’t shave all that often; I can’t grow a beard or anything. But I don’t know if he’s ever shaved; he’s 21 years old.”Both Carlson and Niklas are Notre Dame products, but Carlson said he and his younger counterpart went down very different paths to becoming tight ends in the NFL.“He’s still learning the position,” he said. “His true freshman year, he played linebacker at Notre Dame; he started at linebacker and played a whole season that way. Then they threw him over at tight end the next year, and he backed up Tyler Eifert, who was a first-round pick that year . And then he started for a year, and then he’s a second-round pick. I wish I could’ve done that. I went through five years of kind of working my way up in college to get drafted. LISTEN: John Carlson, Cardinals tight end “So he’s got a lot to learn. And he’s got a lot of tools. I think it’ll be fun to work with him. He’s a great kid, and I think he’s going to be special.”In his lone year as a starter for the Fighting Irish, Niklas caught 32 balls for 498 yards and five touchdowns, with his longest reception going for 66 yards.For the Cardinals, Carlson is backed up by Rob Housler and Andre Hardy on the team’s first depth chart released for 2014. Niklas and fellow imposing tight end Darren Fells are not listed, but that doesn’t mean either is out of the running for a final roster spot.The Cardinals got a little less crowded at tight end Wednesday when Jake Ballard surprisingly retired at the age of 26. Carlson talked about what Ballard’s departure means for the TE corps.“We were disappointed that Jake wasn’t able to continue with us, because he’s a good friend, and we know how much he loves the game of football,” the Cardinals starter said. “But as far as our preparation is concerned, no matter how many guys you have in the room or who those guys are, I think we all have to have that same focus of just trying to improve a little bit every day and continuing to really understand the system … and trying to contribute to our offense in as many ways as possible. That’s one of the reasons our offense is so exciting as a tight end: We’re asked to do so many different things.” Housler, listed at No. 2 on the depth chart, led the Cardinals tight end group with 454 yards on 39 receptions. Carlson was asked how the fourth-year Cardinal is handling all the new competition at the TE spot.“We are competing for jobs; we realize that,” the veteran said. “But we’re competing with each other. We’re working with each other. We help each other out. Rob has been fantastic to me since day one — the first day I met him in April; he didn’t have to be that way, because they signed me and we play the same position: We’re kind of the ‘move’ tight end. And everyone’s been that way to everyone else in our position group. We know that we won’t all make the team; we understand that. But I don’t think anyone’s really concerned about that. It’s just taking things a day at a time.” – / 11 John Carlson was the Arizona Cardinals’ first free agent signing of 2014 and is currently penciled in as the starter of the team’s very deep tight end corps. However, as he joined the Burns and Gambo show Thursday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, the 30-year-old veteran spent significant time shedding light on one of his young backups, rookie Troy Niklas.“Troy is a physical specimen,” Carlson said. “He’s massive. It’s kind of scary to say that we play the same position, because he’s so much bigger than I am. And he’s also much, much younger — which is also scary. He’s got all the tools to be an excellent, well-rounded tight end in the NFL. And he’s just got to continue to work and learn the system and work on all the fundamentals and techniques that are important to being a good tight end.” Your browser does not support the audio element. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact read more
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said through their trilateral cooperation with Egypt, Israel, Lebanon and Jordan, Cyprus and Greece have become factors of stability in the southeastern Mediterranean and this is extremely important.Tsipras was speaking during a meeting with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades ahead of the fifth Trilateral Summit among Cyprus, Greece and Egypt, taking place in Nicosia on Tuesday. For his part, Anastasiades welcomed Tsipras, expressing the belief that the Trilateral Summit would be as productive as the previous ones, taking into consideration the new sectors of action which are on the agenda.He referred to the official visit which Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi paid to Cyprus on Monday, noting that they exchanged views and agreed on fields of cooperation between the two countries, “which are extended to the trilateral effort we are making and which will be on the agenda of our consultations today.”Anastasiades also expressed Cyprus’ solidarity with Greece, that has been hit by adverse weather conditions.On his part, Tsipras expressed satisfaction that he is visiting Cyprus. He said Cyprus and Greece have managed through their close cooperation to achieve something important, as they have become a pillar of stability in an unstable region.He said that “through the trilateral cooperation schemes with Egypt, a very important country in the region, and also with Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus and Greece are becoming factors of stability in the southeastern Mediterranean.”The Greek PM also reiterated his country’s support for a just and viable settlement of the Cyprus problem, and thanked President Anastasiades for Cyprus’ support and solidarity with Greece over the recent storm damage.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola read more
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