Wildfires force more people out of their homes in northern Alberta

first_imgMore people are being forced from their homes as several wildfires rage out-of-control in northern Alberta and blanket areas to the south in an acrid haze.The Alberta government issued an emergency alert early Thursday morning for Chipewyan Lake Village, about 450 kilometres north of Edmonton.People were being asked to leave immediately because a rapidly moving wildfire was threatening to cut off access to the area.Different fires forced evacuations from the hamlet of Wabasca, the Bigstone Cree Nation and Northern Lights County.In the High Level area, about 5,000 people have been out of their homes for more than a week because of a raging fire that won’t stop growing. It stood at 1,500 square kilometres on Wednesday, but crews have managed to keep the flames out of the town.  High Level Mayor Crystal McAteer, Reeve Josh Knelsen of Mackenzie County and Dene Tha’ First Nation Chief James Ahnassay issued a joint statement on Facebook.“We know that many of you are very anxious to hear about what is happening with the wildfire and the situation in our communities. Many of you have been out of your homes and away from your work for a long time.” they wrote.The leaders urged patience.“On Wednesday, the wildfire threatening our communities grew significantly and exhibited extreme and volatile fire behaviour. We simply don’t know for sure what this fire will do next.“The danger to High Level remains, and the danger to communities in Mackenzie County and the Dene Tha’ First Nation has increased. Four more areas were evacuated … More than 600 of our neighbours had to leave their homes.”The goal is to get residents of High Level home by the weekend, the post said.“But with this wildfire we can’t promise anything. For other communities, we know it will be later. Please be patient with us. The situation is constantly changing and there are no firm timelines.”People in Edmonton awoke Thursday to a thick, smoky haze that turned otherwise blue skies an eerie grey-orange.Environment Canada issued a special air-quality statement for the Alberta capital, warning that people might experience coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with heart and lung disease were said to be at special risk.Hot, dry conditions and gusty winds on Wednesday had Alberta fire- watchers warning that various blazes burning in the north could explode in size.It triggered what’s known as a red-flag warning, which warns firefighters that there’s potential for fires to blow up in some areas.“It’s a bit of an alert for our operations staff,” said Derek Gagnon, a provincial information officer.“It’s something to pass along to them that says, ‘Hey, this is something to look out for, because the fire danger conditions are going to be extreme. If you are going to be putting firefighters on the ground, keep in mind that these fires can grow very quickly and spread very quickly and it can put them into danger.’” The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Spanish Police Arrest Moroccan Man Venezuelan Girlfriend for Murder Live Burial

Rabat- A unit of the Spanish Guardia Civil, military police has arrested a Moroccan man and his Venezuelan girlfriend for murdering and burying alive a man after beating him and stealing his car.The body of the victim was found on a farm in the vicinity of Zaragoza, northeastern Spain, according to Spanish news reports.Spanish outlet ABC detailed on October 3 that the two suspects, believed to have prior criminal records, seduced their victim on Badoo, a famed dating site in Spain. They then assaulted him, stripped him of his possessions, including his car, and buried him alive. Spanish investigators believe that the victim, “after being assaulted and beaten, was buried alive,” the Spanish outlet reported.Reports also suggest the two suspects have engaged in similar acts in the past months.Two men are said to have reported having been victims of “violent robberies” after being seduced by a woman on the internet.It is understood that the couple’s “modus operandi” consisted in having the “South American woman” bait the victims on social media and seduce them into going to a secluded location. The couple would then assault, beat the victim and take his belongings.Preliminary investigations in the murder of the couple’s last victim, a computer engineer, suggest that the initial plan was not to kill him: They were apparently more interested in stripping him of his car. “Investigators believe they killed him because he resisted the theft of his car,” ABC explained.The Moroccan man and his “South American partner” have been placed into police custody amid ongoing investigations, pending legal procedure in the case.“The first examinations of the body indicate that he was buried alive, because the forensic examination found soil in his lungs,” the news report noted. read more

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UN to dispatch expert factfinding mission to damaged Japanese nuclear plant

17 May 2011The United Nations atomic agency announced today that it will send a team of international experts on a fact-finding mission to Japan to assess nuclear safety in the wake of the damage caused by March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. The United Nations atomic agency announced today that it will send a team of international experts on a fact-finding mission to Japan to assess nuclear safety in the wake of the damage caused by March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. The mission – which will visit Japan from 24 May to 2 June – will comprise nearly 20 experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency and the wider international community, the IAEA said in a statement issued from its headquarters in Vienna. Mike Weightman, the chief inspector of nuclear installations in the United Kingdom, will chair the mission, which will report to the IAEA-organized Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety that is slated to begin in Vienna on 20 June. While in Japan the expert team will visit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, which sustained major damage in the wake of the disaster on 11 March, and other unspecified locations. The experts are tasked with making a preliminary assessment of safety issues linked to the accident at Fukushima Daiichi, and identifying areas that need further exploration or assessment based on the IAEA’s safety standards. The IAEA said the experts will also share their expertise with their Japanese counterparts and hear of the lessons learned as a result of the accident. Earlier this month a senior IAEA official said the situation at Fukushima Daiichi, which has been spewing radioactive contamination into the environment, “remains very serious.” read more

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Video Business report with Mike Eppel

by News Staff Posted Sep 26, 2013 7:14 am MDT Internet access could be coming to vehicles in 2014, senior business report MIke Eppel explains. Video: Business report with Mike Eppel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email business report|internet access in vehicles|mike eppel

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Minings role in powering modern Australian life confirmed by new report

first_imgTania Constable, Chief Executive Officer, Minerals Council of Australia (MCA, reports that the Resources 2030 Taskforce report handed to the Australian Government today confirms that Australia’s worldclass mining industry is a huge contributor to the Australian economy which boosts the living standards of all Australians – particularly those in regional areas.“Australia’s substantial and diverse mineral resources have made it a key supplier of the minerals that are essential to modern life including iron ore, gold and lithium.“But these resources alone do not guarantee success. As noted in the Taskforce report: ‘Business and policy frameworks fundamentally affect the cost of doing business in Australia and, hence, the country’s commercial attractiveness.’“In particular, the confirmation by Taskforce Chair Andrew Cripps that ‘unnecessary duplication is one of the most significant inhibitors of the sector’s progress’ reinforces the MCA’s long-standing advocacy to reduce red and green tape which is holding back mineral development, investment and jobs in Australia.“Australia’s resources sector is proud of our role in developing regional communities and creating more than 220,000 high-skill, high-wage jobs – 65% of those in regional Australia. It’s time for Australia to do more to support regional communities and jobs by backing its worldclass minerals industry.“We must meet rising international competition for mining investment if we are to remain a world leader in mining and make the most of growing world demand for mineral and energy resources. In particular, ensuring our minerals industry continues to lead Australian industry and the world in innovation and the adoption of new technology is vital. Securing and sustaining the future minerals workforce with the skills to make the most of new technology is another area which requires urgent attention.“The MCA and our members have been leading the discussion on workforce and skills issues since 2016 and are developing a strong framework to advance a considered, collaborative and consistent approach to securing the future minerals workforce.“The Taskforce’s recommendations provide a good foundation for policy development in many areas which must now be transformed into rapid and decisive action by the government. The MCA welcomes this report and looks forward to working with governments and other stakeholders – regional communities, our workforce, Indigenous communities and many others – to further develop policies that will deliver a productive mining industry in the future.“A growing and sustainable mining industry is good for Australia and all Australians.”The picture shows Fortescue Metals Group’s Integrated Operations Centre, Perthlast_img read more

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Valve thought to be developing Source 2 game engine

first_imgValve has been very active lately announcing a number of new projects including Source Filmmaker, licensing its engine to movie studios, and porting Steam and Source engine games over to Linux.But the game most gamers want Valve to release remains illusive. That game being Half-Life 3. However, the launch of Source Filmmaker has brought to light a major reason Half-Life 3 may not have appeared yet: it could be the first game Valve releases using a brand new game engine.Since 2004 Valve has been using and developing its Source engine. It’s the game engine that powers everything from Counter-Strike: Source through Half-Life 2, both Portal games and both Left 4 Dead titles. But eventually the tech needs a major overhaul from the ground up, and there’s now plenty of evidence a new engine, called Source 2, is actively being developed.Searching through the files supplied with Source Filmmaker has revealed 60+ references to “Source 2” as a target. It seems Valve is trying to keep the same asset pipeline in place, but allowing content to target either engine. By doing so it should allow an easy transition to the new engine for existing developers, modders, the tools they use, and possibly even existing Source games.As well as references to the names, a bunch of icons thought to be for Source 2 tools have been discovered:A new engine means Valve can better take advantage of existing hardware features, be that PC graphics cards or consoles. It also means new games, like Half-Life 3 will have that next-gen sheen and should be able to simultaneously release across multiple platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac, PS3, Xbox 360, and whatever hardware appears in the near future).Valve has yet to officially comment, but with the Source engine now in its 8th year, I don’t think many people would be surprised to see it replaced soon. And I’m sure we all hope the Source 2 launch game has a “3” at the end of the title.Read more at Valvetimelast_img read more

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Hasbros Trypticon is a Huge Rad Dinosaur Transformer

first_imgTrypticon is a triple-changer just like Metroplex and FortMax. And, just like Metroplex and FortMax, his non-robot transformations are kind of lame. He becomes a “city” by opening up his limbs and flipping down ramps for the same tenuous city design as the other Titan class Transformers. He also becomes a vague vehicle by flipping out tiny wings and turning his legs into a kind of hovering base. They aren’t bad, just not remotely as fun as the big rad robot dinosaur form. Huge. Rad. Dinosaur.View as: One Page Slides1/61. Trypticon is one huge rad dinosaur Transformer.2. Here’s how he compares with other Titan-Class ‘bots. 3. Trypticon comes with two other Transformers: the Deluxe class Full-Tilt and the Titan Master Necro.4. This toy eats other toys, just like Orson Welles.5. Trypticon’s other forms are okay, but they aren’t huge rad dinosaurs.6. This is not a huge rad dinosaur.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Let’s talk about Titan-Class Transformers. First there was Metroplex, a big robot dude who became a city/vehicle thing. Then there was Fortress Maximus, a big robot dude who became a city/vehicle thing. Now there’s Trypticon, a big robot dinosaur. He becomes a city/vehicle thing too, but who cares? He’s a big robot dinosaur.We first saw Trypticon earlier this year at ToyFair, and it’s been a long wait since then. Trypticon finally comes out this month, and Hasbro sent us one to review. Hence the video, and my desire to use the words “huge,” “rad,” “robot,” and “dinosaur” as much as possible.Trypticon is a huge rad robot dinosaur. Specifically, he’s a big robot T-rex Decepticon. The Decepticons saw how sick Metroplex was and decided they wanted their own transforming city, only theirs should be a T-rex.Yes, Grimlock is a T-rex too. But Trypticon is cooler, because he’s bigger. And more purple.Anyway, the Transformer. Titan-Class Trypticon is squatter and slightly shorter than Metroplex and FortMax, but that’s fine because 1. he’s much easier to stand up stably and 2. he’s a huge rad robot dinosaur. Big stompy feet, big tail (which helps stabilize him), tiny little T-rex arms, and shoulder-mounted cannons. And teeth! Also, there’s a laser blaster in his mouth.He doesn’t have a light-up sound gimmick either, but in lieu of that he can eat smaller Transformers. Well, really smaller Transformers. Titan Masters, the tiny Headmasters Transformers Hasbro has been including for the last few years with some larger toys. Titan Masters become the heads of certain other Transformers, and Trypticon can gobble them up. A chute in his throat lets them fall into a containment cell in his chest.Trypticon comes with two other Transformers: the Deluxe class Full-Tilt and the Titan Master Necro. Full-Tilt is a pretty plain, purple car that mounts on Trypticon’s chest, and Necro becomes Full-Tilt’s head or driver. They’re fine, but not very special, especially when compared with FortMax’s Emissary and Cerebro Transformers, which became FortMax’s own head (yes, that’s three layers of nesting Transformers heads). Stay on targetcenter_img Hasbro’s Unicron SDCC Transformer Toy Almost as Big as Orson WellesWhy ‘Transformers’ Still Resonates, 35 Years Later last_img read more

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first_img Natalya Opens Up About Her Reaction To Roman Reigns’ Cancer Battle WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Roman Reigns Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Now Playing Up Next 5/3 WWE Results: St. John’s, New Brunswick1. The Lucha Dragons & Fandango def. Los Matadores & Adam Rose2. R-Truth def. Stardust3. Emma & Natalya def. WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella & Summer Rae4. Dolph Ziggler def. Sheamus in a No DQ Match.5. Zack Ryder def. Curtis Axel6. Kane def. Jack Swagger7. WWE World Champion Seth Rollins def. Roman Reigns after Kane interfered. Kane chokeslammed Rollins afterwards.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipRoman Reigns Is Back After Absence For LeukemiaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:45/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 34.98%0:05Remaining Time -0:40 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE star gets engaged, Toni Storm announced for Stardom shows in May Videos Articles Rusev Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Twitter Now Playing Up Next WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Now Playing Up Next Google+ SPOILERS: 5/3 and 5/4 Impact TV taping results from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Now Playing Up Next Leon “Vader” White’s autobiography “Vader Time: The Story of a Modern Day Gladiator” is out now Roman Reigns Is Back After Absence For Leukemialast_img read more

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Camas teen answers call on hearing research

first_imgIn the fifth grade, a routine test revealed hearing loss in Tsering Shola’s right ear. Little did Tsering or her parents know, that diagnosis would set Shola up for success as a Camas High School sophomore.This weekend, Tsering is heading to Los Angeles to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair — the largest precollege scientific research event in the world. The trip will cap a string of successes the 16-year-old has had at state science fairs where she presented a project that made “a great contribution” to an Oregon Health & Science University lab.“She deserves the accolades coming her way,” said Peter Steyger, a researcher and professor of otolaryngology at OHSU. Steyger has been mentoring Tsering for about a year and a half.Validating workAs an elementary school student, Tsering was diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss — the most common type of hearing loss. The deficit was great enough that Tsering needed a hearing aid, but it also sparked a career interest.“I thought it would be cool to be an audiologist,” she said.As an eighth-grader, Tsering decided to act on that interest and reached out to local professors, one of whom connected the middle schooler to Steyger.last_img read more

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Benton selection fuels anger among public

first_imgClark County Commissioners Tom Mielke, from left, David Madore and Steve Stuart To write: Board of Clark County Commissioners, Clark County Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver, WA 98665To call: 360-397-2232Email: A form is at http://www.clark.wa.gov/bocc/emailform.asp, or you can email david.madore@clark.wa.gov, tom.mielke@clark.wa.gov and steve.stuart@clark.wa.gov.To speak during public comments: The next meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday in the sixth-floor hearing room at the Clark County Public Service Center. While commissioners meet in the evening on the first Tuesday of every month, on other Tuesdays they meet at 10 a.m. If there’s a fifth Tuesday in a month, they do not meet.Wednesday evening, Vancouver resident Elizabeth Pfenning did something she’d never done in 28 years as a registered voter.She contacted her county commissioners, writing in an email that she was “outraged” Republican commissioners Tom Mielke and David Madore “would so blatantly disregard the hiring process” in naming state Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, as the county’s director of environmental services.“If there is urgency to the hiring for this position, then streamline the process for one time only,” she wrote in part. “Interview candidates and let their qualifications stand for themselves. Don’t rewrite the job description to tailor it to a person who is clearly unqualified for the position as defined. That exemplifies political cronyism, and our county deserves better than that.”Pfenning, a teacher/librarian at Hearthwood Elementary School, said Thursday she sent the email after complaining about the commissioners’ decision to her 19-year-old son. Her son asked her what she was going to do, and she answered she didn’t know what she could do.last_img read more

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Republican Chairmen Take Aim at Defense Budget

Republican Chairmen Take Aim at Defense Budget

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The chairmen of the House and Senate Armed Services committees on Tuesday decried the Pentagon’s fiscal 2017 budget request for shortchanging national security amid a litany of growing threats.“I am disappointed that this request does not adhere to the budget agreement made just last fall,” Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said in a statement. “Last year, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act, which establishes a minimum level of funding for our military. I hoped such an agreement would provide some budget stability and begin to rebuild our military. Unfortunately, this administration continues to play budgetary games with our country’s security and diminishes what credibility it had left,” Thornberry stated.Last week, Thornberry, along with 33 other GOP members on his panel, urged House Budget Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) to increase defense spending by as much as $23 billion beyond the Obama administration’s request through an increase in the department’s overseas contingency operations (OCO) account, reported Defense News.Thornberry and other GOP defense hawks argue that the two-year bipartisan budget agreement reached last October set a floor for the OCO account, allowing funds in the account to be raised above $59 billion. The administration and congressional Democrats view the deal as setting a ceiling, however, setting up a fight for the second straight year over the use of DOD’s war fund to sidestep the statutory spending caps.Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) told reporters Tuesday he would “raise hell” to increase DOD’s budget and invoked the Islamic State-inspired attack on San Bernardino, Calif., according to the story.“I just think the numbers are wrong,” McCain said. “It’s $17 billion short of last year, and in the intervening time, we’ve had attacks on the United States. When will these people wake up? There will be more attacks on the United States of America; this is not the time to be cutting defense spending.”last_img read more

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FCC bans China Mobile from US reviews other Chinese carriers

first_img FCC Donald Trump 2 Comments Share your voice Tags From left to right: Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, Chairman Ajit Pai, Commissioner Brendan Carr and Commissioner Geoffrey Starks FCC The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to block China Mobile from providing service in the US and said it’s reviewing the status of other Chinese providers due to national security concerns. In a unanimous 5-0 vote, FCC commissioners rejected a 2011 application from China Mobile USA to provide services for phone calls between the US and other countries. Multiple federal intelligence agencies had urged the agency to reject the request amid concerns that the Chinese-controlled provider would use its access to US communications networks to threaten national security.”China Mobile ultimately is owned and controlled by the Chinese government,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican, said in a statement ahead of the vote. “There is a significant risk that the Chinese government would use China Mobile to conduct activities that would seriously jeopardize the national security, law enforcement, and economic interests of the United States.Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr also called for an investigation into other Chinese service providers that were previously given approval to do business in the US. Carr said the US should take “additional action” and investigate whether to revoke approvals for China Unicom and China Telecom.”Much, if not all, of the reasoning behind today’s decision appears to apply with equal or greater force to those legacy authorizations,” Carr said. “Let’s ensure that our decisions from decades past don’t inadvertently endanger American interests.” Pai said at a press conference following the meeting that the agency is already “looking at” authorizations granted earlier to these carriers. But he declined to say anything more about that process. The denial of China Mobile’s application and the increased scrutiny into the other Chinese-owned carriers represents a significant escalation in a simmering conflict between the US and China over whether to allow American companies to buy Chinese telecommunications gear. It also comes as talks heat up between the White House and Chinese officials this week over tariffs the US has imposed against goods imported from China. President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused China of not playing fair on trade and hurting American companies. The US is expected on Friday to raise tariffs on Chinese imports from 10% to 25%. The Chinese government is expected to retaliate. The Trump administration has already blocked Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei from selling its gear to American wireless providers, citing security concerns. But US officials have gone further, pressuring other countries around the world to do the same.Security isn’t the only thing troubling US officials when it comes to these Chinese companies. There’s also significant fear around China’s efforts to leap-frog the US technologically. China is seen as a major threat to the US in the race to develop 5G wireless technology, which promises faster speeds and more responsive networks. It’s expected to be the foundation of a slew of advanced technologies like VR and autonomous vehicles. The US was a leader in the development and deployment of 4G LTE technology, and it’s reaped the benefits of that leadership. China is already seen as a leader in developing 5G technology. Neither China Mobile, China Telecom nor China Unicom responded to a request for comment.  Mobilelast_img read more

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Tax appeal challenges Alaskas fish landing tax

first_imgFishing vessels tie up at the Spit Dock in Unalaska in 2006. (Creative Commons photo by Tom Doyle)A tax dispute between a single fishing company and the state of Alaska could have far-reaching consequences for fishing towns across the state.Listen nowEach year, fleets of factory trawlers and offshore processors catch millions of tons of fish in the North Pacific and Bering Sea. This happens outside the three-mile limit that marks Alaska waters. But it isn’t practical to off-load their catch in the open ocean. So it’s almost always done in an Alaska ports or onto a transport ship anchored in state waters.It’s at this point that the state of Alaska takes its cut. The state levies a 3 percent tax on the value of the catch. It’s a landing tax; half goes to state coffers, half is shared with local governments.“It is very important to most all fishery-dependent communities in this area,” Unalaska Mayor Frank Kelty said.Kelty’s city is by far the largest recipient of the landing tax. It’s about 15 percent of the city’s revenue.“If this tax went away, it would be a major hit to the community and would have repercussions on a lot of things that we do,” Kelty said. “But also, it’s the hit to the state of Alaska.”The landing tax brought in $9,968,676 in fiscal year 2017.A tax dispute between a Washington state-based catcher-processor recently went before an administrative law judge and is the latest effort to dismantle the 24-year-old landing tax.Fishermen’s Finest, Inc., operates two catcher-processors in Dutch Harbor. In a legal brief obtained by KTOO, it argued that the tax violates at least two provisions of the U.S. Constitution. Company representatives, citing the confidentiality of tax appeals, declined to comment.The Alaska Attorney General’s office is defending the tax. In its own filing, it argues that throwing out the landing tax would reopen a giant tax loophole that would allow the Alaska fleet to catch fish in international waters, bring the catch into Alaska, export it abroad – and pay nothing to the state.Legal observers say it’s an interesting and important case. Joe Geldhof is a commercial attorney in Juneau who, upon KTOO’s request, reviewed the legal briefs.“Everybody will be looking that’s in the fishing business to figure out a way that they don’t have to pay a landing tax on the fish that is in Alaska,” Geldhof said. “That’s the real fight here, not just the immediate thing that appears to be between this one company and the state of Alaska.”Geldhof agrees that if the company prevails in the hearing, it would likely be appealed.That’s where it could go from a dispute over a tax bill to a precedent-setting case for the fishing industry.“If a judge – state or federal – finds that the state of Alaska’s tax on the fish here is unconstitutional,” Geldhof said. “This will probably open the floodgates for a whole lot of people who say, ‘We don’t want to pay the tax either.’”It’s not clear when the administrative judge will rule.In the meantime, mayor of Unalaska said he’s been on the phone with the city’s lawyers and lobbyists.“We’re going to be definitely, staying on top of this,” Kelty said.last_img read more

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Technology Common In The Oil Industry Is Now Being Used For Houstons

Technology Common In The Oil Industry Is Now Being Used For Houstons

first_img X 00:00 /01:02 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Radio Frequency Identification or RFID, is commonly used by oil companies to track drilling samples from rigs. The technology is now being use for forensic science, a chip would be attached to a sample and with the pass of an antenna any information about that sample can be gathered from the chip.Houston Forensic Science CenterTracking is vital for forensic evidence and the RFID’s will streamline that process, said Peter Stout, president and CEO of the Houston Forensic Science Center.“Ability to understand where items are that we are trying to keep track of, and understand they are where they are supposed to be, when they’re supposed to be and the people that are suppose to have access to them do,” he said.Stout also said the RFID will replace having to manually scan barcodes for certain items.“I could have a box that has these RFID tags on them and walk them past an antenna and the antenna will understand everything that is in that box without having to scan each of the individual items,” Stout said.He said in the future they hope to attach the technology to crime scene vehicles. That way investigators can start accounting for evidence before leaving the scene. Sharelast_img read more

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Get Microsoft SQL Server Database Administration Certification Training for Just 39

Get Microsoft SQL Server Database Administration Certification Training for Just 39

first_imgBringing you savings of over $950, you can now become an expert database administrator with Microsoft SQL Server Database Administration Certification Training. Head over to Wccftech Deals and grab the training for just $39.Microsoft SQL Server Database Administration Certification Training SQL Server is the foundation of the Microsoft data platform, and a leader in the deployment and management of industry databases both in-house and in the cloud. It enables enhanced in-memory performance, provides for faster transactions and queries than disk-based relational databases, and offers real-time operational analytics. In this comprehensive training course, you’ll learn everything you need to pass the Microsoft SQL Server 70-464, 70-465, 70-411 and 70-412 certification exams. Through lectures, activities, and study guides, you’ll soon be qualified for high-paying Microsoft database management positions.Access 49 lectures and 42 hours of content 24/7Discover database infrastructure design with SQL ServerUnderstand disaster recovery principles and how to be the company heroLearn cloud data solutions to increase data efficiencyUse labs, games and activities to supplement your learning and put your knowledge into practiceStudy offline any time with printable study guidesDetails & RequirementsLength of time users can access this course: 1 yearAccess options: web streaming, mobile streaming, downloadable for offline viewingCertification of completion includedExperience level required: all levelsOriginal value: $995 | Wccftech Deals: $39 Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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Get A 99 Discount On The School Of Game Design And Design

Get A 99 Discount On The School Of Game Design And Design

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

first_img 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 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 | 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 Blog | Melinda Taschetta-Millane, Editorial Director | Women’s Health| October 04, 2016 Breast Cancer Awareness Month 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. 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 | 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 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. 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). An upcoming itnTV roundtable video discussion will explore stereotactic procedures. Pictured is Laura Shepardson, M.D., a breast radiologist at the Cleveland Clinic.center_img 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 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 This has been an exciting week for Imaging Technology News (ITN) — as I write this, we are on location at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Breast Center shooting a roundtable discussion on stereotactic procedures. The purpose of this roundtable was to discuss some of the challenges that radiologists and technicians face when performing stereotactic procedures, and possible ways to make the experience less traumatic and stressful for the patient. Our esteemed group of experts included Laura Shepardson, M.D., a breast radiologist at the Cleveland Clinic where she also serves as associate director of breast imaging; Susan Miller, M.D., also a staff radiologist at the Cleveland Clinic; and Cynthia Miller and Stacey Veri, technologists at the breast center. During the roundtable, Shepardson presented a series of case studies, and the group discussed fundamentals of the procedure, including positioning — stressing the need for a skilled technician; targeting; sampling; and post-biopsy procedures, including biopsy devices used. The underlying theme of this roundtable focused on the patient experience: What can the medical team do to ensure that the procedures are done accurately, efficiently and with as little patient discomfort as possible. You will be able to watch — and learn from — this roundtable discussion in October at itnonline.com. And, as another year passes, the research and technology to better detect breast cancer continues. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ITN is proud to go pink in an effort to continue to spread attention and awareness of this disease. In this issue, you will find several articles that address the progress that is being made in women’s health technology.• On the cover, Toshiba’s Vantage Titan 3T MR system provides a spacious exam environment, allowing patients laying on a breast coil to experience a more comfortable exam. You can read more about this MRI system, and others, on page 3.• “Breast Cancer Screening Update,” on page 44, discusses some of the legislative efforts being made to provide direction for breast cancer screening across multiple modalities.• Page 46 features a cancer advocate and survivor’s viewpoint on how social media has helped form relationships and awareness based on the common bond of breast cancer.   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 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 Melinda Taschetta-Millane, Editorial Director 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 Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systemslast_img read more

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Sabre cutting 900 jobs after 65 million loss

Sabre cutting 900 jobs after 65 million loss

first_imgTags: Profit Report, Sabre Share Sabre cutting 900 jobs after $6.5 million loss Wednesday, August 2, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> SOUTHLAKE, Texas — Sabre Corp. on Tuesday said it is cutting 9% of its global workforce to lower costs. It also reported a second-quarter loss of $6.5 million, compared with a profit the year before.Sabre, a provider of technology services to the travel industry, had 10,000 employees at the end of 2016, so the cuts amount to about 900 jobs.The job cuts are part of a cost-trimming and reorganization program that the company said will save $110 million a year.Southlake, Texas-based Sabre said it had a loss of 2 cents per share in the quarter that ended June 30. Adjusted for one-time gains and costs, results came to earnings of 35 cents per share, topping the average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research by 1 cent.Sabre said its revenue rose 6.6 per cent to $900.7 million in the period. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $894 million.It expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.31 to $1.45 per share, with revenue in the range of $3.54 billion to $3.62 billion.More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulySabre’s stock added 2 per cent to $20.20 in after-hours trading. The shares closed down $2.32, or 10.5 per cent, to $19.81 Tuesday and have dropped 21 per cent since the beginning of the year. Source: The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Virgin Australia expands SilkAir codeshare

Virgin Australia expands SilkAir codeshare

first_imgWith over eleven billion dollars’ worth of trade between Indonesia and Australia since 2012, the trading partnership is one of Australia’s most significant. Source = ETB News: L.B. Furthermore, as announced last month Velocity Frequent Flyer members can now earn Points and Status Credits or redeem their Points on the entire SilkAir network. “We now have the Virgin Australia marketing code on ten destinations across Indonesia that can be accessed on one ticket from all Virgin Australia serviced airports across Australia and New Zealand,” Virgin Australia chief commercial officer Judith Crompton said.center_img The new destinations are via Singapore, to Bandung, Balikpapan, Lombok, Palembang and Solo. A further five destinations have been added to Virgin Australia’s codeshare network across Indonesia, as part of the codeshare expansion with Singapore Airlines’ regional service, SilkAir.last_img read more

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