Resident doctors ratify agreement under provincial mandate

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Ministry of Finance has announced that members of the Resident Doctors of B.C. and the Health Employers Association of B.C. have ratified an agreement under the Government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate.According to the Government, the mandate focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation.Nearly 1,350 resident doctors working for publicly funded health-care employers in B.C.’s hospitals and public health facilities are represented by RDBC. The agreement includes a three-year term, general wage increases of two percent in each year, and a collaborative approach to addressing workload that will support greater engagement with resident doctors, with the intention of retaining them in B.C. when they complete their programs.To learn more about public sector bargaining in B.C., you can visit the Government’s website.last_img read more

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leads the way as Canada courts Amazon

TORONTO — As Canadian cities compete with each other — and dozens of jurisdictions south of the border — for Amazon’s new $5-billion headquarters, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pitched Canada to the company’s founder.In a letter addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Trudeau makes a general case why any prospective Canadian suitors could prove attractive as the retail behemoth’s next corporate home.Trudeau’s letter, which starts with “Dear Jeff,” does not single out any of the bidding cities, which include major centres like Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa alongside acknowledged longshots like Halifax and Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.Instead, Trudeau outlines commercial, cultural and social reasons why Amazon should call Canada home to its new headquarters — dubbed HQ2 — and the 50,000 jobs expected to come with it.“Canadian cities are progressive, confident, and natural homes for forward-thinking global leaders,” Trudeau’s letter reads. “They are consistently ranked as the best places to live, work and play in the world.”Canada’s business advantages include costs among the lowest in the G7, universal health care that lowers the cost to employers, stable banking systems, and a deep pool of highly educated prospective workers from both at home and abroad, according to Trudeau.The letter also touches on increased government investment in skills development, culturally diverse, walkable cities and streamlined immigration processes — an apparent dig at U.S. President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration policies.At least one major bidder seized on that contrast as part of its formal proposal.“We build doors, not walls,” reads the cover letter from the group co-ordinating the bid from Toronto and several surrounding municipalities. “Those doors open to highly skilled economic immigrants and international students who can easily become permanent residents and citizens.”Toronto touts its diversity as one of its strengths alongside its lower business costs relative to similarly sized American competitors, expanding infrastructure and low crime rates.The city said it also ticks several of the boxes Amazon laid out when it solicited bids from North American cities last month.The company said it wants to be near a metropolitan area with more than a million people; be able to attract top technical talent; be within 45 minutes of an international airport; have direct access to mass transit; and be able to expand that headquarters to more than 740,000 square metres in the next decade.Calgary, which can make many of the same claims, opted for a more irreverent tone in its approach to the company.Calgary Economic Development said city spokespeople flew to Seattle — where Amazon’s current headquarters is located — to erect a 36.5-metre-by-three-meter banner declaring “We’re not saying we’d fight a bear for you … but we totally would. ”The bid also included messages chalked onto local sidewalks, the city said. Examples included “Hey Amazon. We’d change our name for you. Calmazom? Amagary? Love, Calgary ;)”Calgary Economic Development did not reveal details of what its bid actually contained, but said it presented a strong case.“Calgary offers Amazon a unique value proposition for HQ2 with top quality human resources, turnkey real estate solutions, a low cost of doing business, and an exceptional quality of life,” it said in a statement. “As our sales pitch suggests, we will do more to help Amazon than any other city.”Halifax, too, was tight-lipped about the particulars of its bid, but said quality of life was a key focus.“If Amazon wants to give employees a city that they can fall in love with, I think Halifax is that city,” Mayor Mike Savage said Thursday. “If it comes down to … the inducements that a province or a city can offer, financial only, then we’re most likely not a player. But if it comes down to a bigger picture, which includes a number of things, then I think Halifax has a very competitive case to make.”One other dark horse candidate submitted a proposal that captured two of the trends common to several Canadian bidders.The northeastern Ontario city of Sault Ste. Marie is an unlikely suitor for the corporate giant, said city councillor Matt Shoemaker, who oversaw the city’s bid. But by teaming up with sister city Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., located mere kilometres across the Canada-U.S. border, he said the smaller community has much to offer.He said the two cities can compete in terms of infrastructure, expansion room and transport options, but said the real draw lies in its scenic location and access to the great outdoors.“You could canoe to work. You could kayak to work,” he said. “You could have recreational activities on the weekend that you would have to go to in a big city. Here, in Sault Ste. Marie, they’re at your doorstep.”The city is not alone in submitting a joint pitch with a neighbouring community.Windsor, Ont., has crafted a proposal with nearby Detroit, Mich., which mayor Drew Dilkens described as offering Amazon the best of both worlds.He said the company would have maximum flexibility to take advantage of taxation and talent advantages on both sides of the border, adding the cities could make it particularly easy for would-be employees to commute.“If there were campuses on both sides of the waterfront, we could physically connect it with a cable car,” he said. “That’s the unique part of this proposal is… giving Amazon the flexibility to scale where they think it works best for them.”The cities of Ottawa and Gatineau, Que., have opted for a similar joint approach in their bid.Blair Patacairk, managing director of investment and trade with Invest Ottawa, said the bid hinges on the strong cluster of universities and colleges in the area as well as its evolving technology sector and capacity to meet Amazon’s logistical needs.But even if the bid does not succeed, he said the process of compiling the pitch has laid groundwork for the future.“We would love to win Amazon,” he said. “But if that didn’t come to pass, then we would look at the good best practices that came out of this…and put our best foot forward internationally on attracting business to Canada’s capital region.”Other Canadian centres bidding for HQ2 are Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal and Hamilton. read more

Gannett agrees to buy Belo for 15 billion in cash deal would

by Barbara Ortutay And Bree Fowler, The Associated Press Posted Jun 13, 2013 8:09 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Gannett Co., the publisher of USA Today, is buying TV station owner Belo Corp. for about $1.5 billion. If approved, the all-cash deal will make Gannett the fourth-largest broadcast group in the U.S.Gannett already owns television stations as well as dozens of newspapers. But the deal transforms Gannett from “a newspaper company with broadcast and digital assets to being a broadcast company with strong newspaper and digital assets,” said Ken Doctor, a media analyst with Outsell Inc.Under the agreement announced Thursday, Gannett will pay $13.75 per share for the Dallas-based TV station operator. That represents a 28 per cent premium over Belo’s closing stock price on Wednesday.The acquisition nearly doubles Gannett’s portfolio of stations from 23 to 43, reaching nearly one-third of U.S. households. Gannett, which is based in McLean, Va., will own 21 stations in the country’s top 25 television markets. The company said the deal will give it access to what it said are some of the fastest-growing television markets, including Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin, Texas, as well as Seattle and Portland, Ore.The move should help stabilize Gannett at a time when the newspaper business is faltering. Last year, revenue at Gannett’s publishing business fell nearly 3 per cent to $3.7 billion, compared with a year earlier. By contrast, broadcast revenue grew more than 25 per cent to $906 million, much of it from political advertising.In recent months, Gannett’s newspapers have turned to a new revenue source: charging readers fees to access many of their websites. Because of that, revenue in the publishing division was mostly unchanged at $871 million in the first three months of the year.But broadcast revenue during the same period grew nearly 9 per cent to $192 million, even without major political campaigns.In the latest quarter, earnings increased 53 per cent to $105 million, boosted by a tax benefit and the new website fees. The company’s revenue was up less than 2 per cent, meeting Wall Street’s expectations.Doctor said the deal will give Gannett more negotiating clout over fees that local TV stations get from cable and satellite TV companies for the right to include those stations on cable and satellite systems.“The pressures on profit in the newspaper sector are much greater than in the broadcast sector,” the analyst said.Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher by circulation, also will assume $715 million in debt. Gannett said it is paying for Belo with cash it has or plans to borrow.After the announcement, the stocks of both companies soared to their highest levels since 2008. Belo Corp.’s shares jumped $3.04, or 28 per cent, to close at $13.77, the high for the day. Gannett’s stock rose $6.75, or 34 per cent, to $26.60 after peaking at $26.75.Gannett President and CEO Gracia Martore called the acquisition an important step in Gannett’s diversification and said it will significantly improve the company’s cash flow and financial strength.“We have been successfully transforming Gannett into a diversified multimedia company with broadcast, digital and publishing components across high-growth markets nationwide,” Martore said in a conference call with analysts.Gannett expects the deal to increase its adjusted earnings by 50 cents per share within the first 12 months and generate $175 million in annual cost savings within three years after closing.Belo President and CEO Dunia Shive said the sale is an “outstanding and financially compelling transaction” for her company’s shareholders.The deal, which has been approved by the boards of both companies, is expected to close by the end of 2013. It needs approval from the Federal Communications Commission and at least two-thirds of Belo shareholders.The FCC may require Gannett to sell some stations or newspapers it owns because of rules restricting multiple media outlets in the same market. The companies said only five markets are potentially affected — Phoenix, St. Louis, Portland/Salem, Ore., Louisville, Ky., Tucson, Ariz.Belo executives and shareholders representing about 42 per cent of the company’s voting power have agreed to support the sale, the companies said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Gannett agrees to buy Belo for $1.5 billion in cash; deal would boost TV operations read more

Calgarians bargain hunt on Black Friday

JONATHAN MUMA/660 NEWS by Jonathan Muma and 660 NEWS Staff Posted Nov 27, 2015 7:19 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Expect to see some empty chairs at the office as many will skip work in favour of trying to score some sweet deals at the American import known as Black Friday.Weak economy or not, a poll from BMO shows Alberta’s love of Black Friday will see 42 per cent of us out there throwing an average of $457 at businesses.Bev was at Chinook Centre, as the mall opened early at 7 a.m.“I looked online and there’s some good deals to be had,” she told 660 NEWS. “Christmas gifts, shoes, clothes, things for my kids.”She says she probably wouldn’t have come out if she hadn’t already have had the day off.Joelle had her eye on purse.“I work evenings, that’s why I’m here early,” she said, adding she wasn’t too worried about crowds. “I just wanted to get a parking spot.”Diego’s first day of work happened to be Black Friday.“I’m actually not too sure what to expect,” he said. “I’m excited to see what’s going to happen but we’ll see.”Millennials are the most likely to take part in the frenzy, and the older you are, the less likely you are to shop.Nine per cent of Canadians say they’re looking out for number one Friday, 12 per cent will shop for others, and almost a quarter will do a bit of both. Calgarians bargain hunt on Black Friday read more

Despite major gains worlds education goals far from achieved – UNESCO

‹ › And yet UNESCO point out that there has been some important progress. Around 50 million more children are enrolled in school now than were in 1999. While education is still not free in many places, cash transfer and school feeding programmes have made a positive impact on enrolment for the poor. Forty-six per cent of countries reached universal lower secondary enrolment. Globally, numbers in lower secondary education increased by 27 per cent and more than doubled in sub-Saharan Africa. In terms of achieving a 50 per cent reduction in levels of adult illiteracy by 2015, only 25 per cent of countries reached this goal, and 32 per cent remain very far from it. While globally the percentage of illiterate adults fell from 18 per cent in 2000 to 14 per cent in 2015, this progress is almost entirely attributed to more educated young people reaching adulthood. Women continue to make up almost two-thirds of the illiterate adult population. Half of sub-Saharan African women do not have basic literacy skills. Gender parity will be achieved at the primary level in 69 per cent of countries by 2015. Child marriage and early pregnancy continue to hinder girls’ progress in education as does the need for teacher training in gender sensitive approaches and curriculum reform. The numbers of pupils per teacher decreased in 121 of 146 countries between 1990 and 2012 at the primary level, but 4 million more teachers are still needed to get all children into school. Trained teachers remain in short supply in one third of countries; in several sub-Saharan African countries, less than 50 per cent are trained. In many countries, funding remains a major obstacle, the report finds. Governments must find ways to mobilize new resources for education and international partners must ensure that aid is distributed to those most in need. “Unless concerted action is taken and education receives the attention that it failed to get during the past 15 years, millions of children will continue to miss out and the transformative vision of the new sustainable development agenda will be jeopardized,” said Aaron Benavot, the Director for today’s report. The report recommends that governments and civil society develop programmes to meet the needs of the most disadvantaged so no child is left behind in the post-2015 development targets for education, which must be specific, relevant and realistic. Education should be free for all children and fees for tuition, textbooks, school uniforms and transport must be abolished. Policy makers should identify and prioritize skills to be acquired by the end of each stage of schooling. Literacy policies should link up with the needs of communities. Teacher training should be improved to include gender-focused strategies. Teaching styles should better reflect student needs and the diversity of classroom contexts. “The world has made tremendous progress towards ‘Education for All’…however the agenda is far from finished,” said Irina Bokova, Director-General at the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on the heels of the key findings produced in the 2015 EFA Global Monitoring Report (GMR) . Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges, produced by UNESCO tracks the progress of a set of six goals ranging from improving quality of education to ensuring equal access to learning. Released today, the report found that 47 per cent of countries reached the goal of early childhood education, and another eight per cent were close. Twenty per cent were very far from the goal. Yet, in 2012, nearly two-thirds more children were enrolled in early childhood education than in 1999. “Despite not meeting the 2015 deadline, millions more children are in school than would have been had the trends of the 1990s persisted,” Ms. Bokova said. “However…we need to see specific, well-funded strategies that prioritize the poorest – especially girls – improve the quality of learning and reduce the literacy gap so that education becomes meaningful and universal.” As far as achieving universal primary education, particularly for girls, ethnic minorities and marginalized children, 52 per cent of countries met this goal, 10 per cent are close and the remaining 38 per cent are far or very far from achieving it. This leaves almost 100 million children not completing primary education in 2015. And the world’s poorest children remain five times less likely to complete a full cycle of primary education than the richest. At current rates, only half of all children in low-income countries are expected to complete lower secondary education by 2030. In many countries even the core goal of achieving universal primary education will remain out of reach without concerted efforts. read more

Lionesses match causes first ever TV pickup for womens football as 130000

first_imgThe National Grid told The Telegraph it registered a pickup in demand of around 200MW (which equates to approximately 130,000 kettles) at 8:32 pm which they put down to the football reaching half time (having taken out the pickup they would also have expected to have seen for end of Emmerdale).However, the most popular televised sporting event, from TV pickup at least, caused a spectacular number of people to go and switch their kettle on at the same time. AP Photo/Patrick Post Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images England’s Jodie Taylor, left, battles for the ball with Stefanie van der Gragt of the Netherlands during last night’s matchCredit:AP Photo/Patrick Post The semifinal had thousands grippedCredit:Catherine Ivill – AMA/Getty Images Women’s football is enjoying mainstream success as it has never done before – at least, not since the National Grid started recording TV pickups for programmes and live events.A TV pickup occurs when many people use electricity at once during the advert break or half-time during a popular television show or sporting event – such as when the country breaks during a tense soap to turn the kettle on.Thursday’s women’s football match was the first where the National Grid has seen a TV pickup at half time as people switched on kettles and used other electrical appliances. A spokesperson for the National Grid told The Telegraph: “Generally TV pickups are declining as more people watch on demand, so it tends to be for live events, and while this wasn’t in the category of those massive moments above it’s still significant as it seems to show the first time we’ve picked up on a women’s football match being one of those moments that actually has a noticeable impact on balancing supply and demand.” The biggest TV pickup ever was at the end of the 1990 World Cup semi-final – 2,800MW.Other significant TV pickups include The Thorn Birds in 1984 (2,600MW) and 2,290MW for the ‘Who Shot Phil Mitchell’ episode of EastEnders. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Theofania race for the cross is on

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram One of the most important days in the Greek Orthodox calendar, the Epiphany, or in Greek “Theofania” or “Fota”, will have thousands of Greek Australians racing to the beach to see who will get the holy cross. Church services and celebrations at the beach will be held on Monday January 6, while the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia will hold centralised celebrations on Sunday January 12 in multiple states. The day marks the baptism of Jesus by Saint John the Baptist, and traditionally sees a parish priest throw a blessed cross into the water, with the men of the town jumping in the water to retrieve it. The successful male that gets to the cross first receives good luck for the year. The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia has organised several events around the country, inviting all to take part in their cities. In Frankston, the local Parish of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Epiphany will be staging all day events to accompany the ceremony of the blessing of the waters at 12 noon on Monday. In Geelong, the blessing of the waters will take place at 11.30 am at Rippleside Park. In Mentone, the Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of “Archangels” will stage its own ceremony of the blessings of the waters at 11.00 am at Parkdale Pier. In the seaside town of Rye, the ceremony is organised by the Holy Monastery of Panagia Kamariani in Red Hill and will take place at 12.30 noon. State-wide celebrations organised by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia are to take place next Sunday January 12 in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. In Sydney, the blessing of the waters by Archbishop Stylianos will take place next Sunday at 1.00 pm at the Yarra Bay Bicentennial Park. In Melbourne the celebration will be hosted at 12.00 noon at Princess Pier in Port Melbourne, whereas in Adelaide the celebration will be staged at 12.15 pm at the Pier of Glenelg. The annual event is celebrated worldwide by Orthodox Christians and is one of the most anticipated events on the theological calendar.last_img read more

Give Your Significant Other a Valentines to Remember With Chocolate Ramen

first_img Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and that likely means you’re looking for something delicious to give your significant other regarding candies or chocolates. How about something different and decadent to celebrate your relationship? Just hop a plane to Japan for some limited time sweets, namely one that might seem a little bizarre: chocolate ramen.The Tokyo ramen chain Menya Musashi offers a special chocolate ramen menu for the first two weeks of February to give diners a special treat. RocketNews24 stopped by to give the ramen a taste and see if it’s all it’s cracked up to be. Chocolate and noodles and meat, though? It sounds disgusting, but who knows?This year’s chocolate ramen special is named Tsuke Ghana 2017, which is meant to be a nod to the brand of chocolate, Ghana, that the Japanese candy company Lotte uses for its own treats. The ramen itself is served in two bowls, or “tsukemen-style,” and one has the noodles and toppings and the other bowl has your dipping sauce. In this case, a hearty chocolate sauce was used. It’s about 1,080 yen, and it offers a triple shot of chocolate with a broth made from 1.3 bars of Ghana chocolate to boot.You also get another piece of chocolate with the toppings; Foie Gras coated in chocolate with a chocolate center and all the rest of the normal ramen toppings that come with the rest of the bunch.RocketNews24 ended up digging the ramen, but it doesn’t seem like it would taste all that good to me, personally. But if you’re in the neighborhood and want to jazz up your date a little, you can’t go wrong with making a pitstop at Menya Musashi. Just don’t expect everything there to taste like candy, or you’ll be sorely disappointed. Stay on target Thieves Stole $100,000 Worth of Ramen From a Parked Semi-TrailerI Ate Robot Ramen and Drank Robot Coffee in San Francisco last_img read more

Vogue Holiday Volunteers Train West Coast Region Football Coaches

first_imgOver 36 football coaches in the West Coast Region of The Gambia were beneficiaries of a 2-day training course recently organised by UK-based charity Vogue Holiday Volunteers in collaboration with their partners Lamin Sports Development Task Force. According to the Coordinator of Vogue Holiday Volunteers Ms Jazz E Brown, the 2-day training held at the Brikama Boxbar Mini Stadium facilitated by the West Coast Regional Football Coaches Association, was part of a pilot programme for what was expected to be a long term Sports Skills Exchange Programme during which Gambian Sports personnel would interact with their UK counterparts for reciprocal knowledge sharing. She mentioned that the skills Exchange Programme also includes teacher training.Kimberly Gilliland, a football coach trainer with a UEFA B license and a Level 1 futsal and goalkeeping badge bearer, says the session is staged with view of enhancing capacity of Gambian coaches.She urged Gambia coaches to be positive role models on and off the field and to love what they do in order to make a difference in their career. The training covered First Aid, Sports Injures, Diet/Nutrition, Coaching Coaches, and Coaching Football Teams.The General Secretary of West Regional Football Coaches Association Yahya Manneh described the training as a positive step in his association’s capacity development efforts for its members.The Chairman of Lamin Sports Development Task Lamin Camara, spoke of the importance of training but added that what was more important is imparting knowledge into the children to turn them into professionals that the country can be proud of.last_img read more

Official Iniesta move to Vissel Kobe confirmed

first_imgJ-League side Vissel Kobe have officially confirmed the signing of Barcelona legend Andres IniestaThe veteran playmaker ended his 22-year stay at Barcelona after winning 32 major trophies and making a total of  675 senior appearances at the club.Iniesta will be joining former Arsenal and Germany forward Lukas Podolski at Kobe and has reportedly agreed on a two-year deal.“Rakuten Vissel Kobe, Inc. today announced that Andrés Iniesta will join Vissel Kobe, the much-loved Western Japan football club, after a historic career at FC Barcelona, one of the most iconic and beloved football clubs in the world,” read a club statement.“Iniesta developed his football career through the FC Barcelona cantera, the club’s unique youth league system that fosters young players, and his addition to Vissel Kobe is not only expected to draw in fans to see his world-class playing style but is expected to inspire the team and contribute to the development of the next generation of players through the introduction of the Iniesta Methodology to the youth academy. As Vissel Kobe works toward its goal of becoming the number one club in Asia, the entry of Iniesta to the team will energize football both in Japan and across Asia.”Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta credits father for his career Andrew Smyth – August 30, 2019 Andres Iniesta revealed the influence his father has been on his incredible career, which has seen him everything in football for Barcelona and Spain.?????????! Bienvenido Iniesta! Welcome Iniesta! Willkommen Iniesta! Iniesta seja bem vindo! ??????????????????????! ????? ????? !https://t.co/fXn41SrydR#vissel #BienvenidoIniesta #iniesta #WeAreKobe @andresiniesta8 pic.twitter.com/ok1mettKqj— ??????? (@vissel_kobe) May 24, 2018Vissel Kobe is currently in sixth position in the J-League standings in Japan, 15 points behind leaders Sanfrecce Hiroshima.Meanwhile, Iniesta will now be returning his focus to this summer’s World Cup after being selected for Spain in what will be his fourth appearance in world football’s biggest stage.last_img read more

Intel intros 9thgen Core H mobile CPUs Graphics Command Center

first_img 15 Photos $1,599 4:42 See All Post a comment In this GDC space, a toilet plunger becomes your game controller Review • For the 2017 iMac 27, Apple doesn’t mess with success Best Buy Apple iMac Apr 30 • How to preorder Oculus Quest and Rift S right now $1,799 Apr 30 • Facebook’s new Oculus Rift S vs. Oculus Quest: Which VR headset is for you? See It Walmart See it Mar 21 • Google Stadia puts Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC gaming on notice $1,599 Preview • New iMacs promise 1 billion colors, plus USB-C Tags CNET may get a commission from retail offers.center_img 0 Intel Microsoft Apple $1,799 News • New Apple iMac update for 2019 has better graphics and eight-core Intel i9 processor Game Developers Conference Now playing: Watch this: Google’s gaming service is coming, info on the next Pixel Adorama Share your voice This is Intel utility’s first facelift in five years, and adds one-click optimization for games, better explanations of what each setting does with visual previews and integrated control over driver updates so that you get the zero-day game-optimized drivers automatically.It offers more granular control over all the color, sharpness and contrast settings, letting you adjust the primaries where relevant. These are all controls that users of discrete graphics from Nvidia and AMD are used to, but which Intel never really had a reason to provide.I tried it on a few systems and didn’t see any real-time (or even delayed) affects on the previews, but it was an earlier version and it’s possible the screens weren’t good enough to reflect any subtle changes. But I was hoping for a big red “disable iGPU” button, anyway.IGCC will work on systems with sixth-generation Core chips (Skylake) or newer, and the old control panel will remain for a while — the IGCC will be available through the Microsoft Store until then (it’s free). While Intel may eventually release versions for MacOS and Linux, for now it’s Windows 10 only.The company also teased the release of its ninth-generation H-series processors — the performance-class mobile CPUs — indicating that we should see them (presumably in products) before the end of June.Intel’s presentation included a photo of the Microsoft Surface Studio as an example of its target user for the ninth-gen mobile H-series processors (desktop all-in-ones use mobile parts as a way to keep heat at bay) and while it might have only been illustrative, we’re hoping it means that the Studio will finally get the processor upgrade it deserves. When the newest model launched in the fall of 2018, its bump to only a quad-core seventh-gen i7 was disappointing. That’s especially true in light of Apple’s recent iMac updates, which added a top-end option for a ninth-gen i9. See It See It reading • Intel intros 9th-gen Core H mobile CPUs, Graphics Command Center • Mentioned Above Apple iMac (27-inch, 2017) Game Developers Conference Video Games Software Enlarge ImageCompared to its HD Graphics Control Panel, the IGCC provides more granular control over hue, saturation and brightness, with live previews. You can even load your own videos or stills. Screenshot by Lori Grunin/CNET Intel flexed its graphics muscle at the Game Developers Conference, announcing the upcoming ninth-generation H-series processors (sorry, no details). It also announced a beta of a new GPU control panel that will eventually replace the Intel HD Graphics Panel you may be familiar with if your computer uses the graphics processor integrated into the Intel CPU.The new Intel Graphic Command Center (IGCC) is part of prepping the foundation for the company’s Ice Lake processors, with a new generation of the integrated GPU (iGPU) expected later this year, as well as paving the way for Intel’s discrete graphics debut in 2020.last_img read more

Novartis puts Indian doctor from Harvard in charge as CEO Jiminez leaves

first_imgThe logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis is seen on its headquarters building in Basel, Switzerland. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File PhotoSwiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG on Monday announced the surprise departure of Chief Executive Officer Joseph Jimenez after eight years at the helm of Europe’s largest drugmaker, and the appointment of its drug development chief Vasanth Narasimhan as his successor.With this, Jiminez will be handing off the challenge of selling underperforming assets and developing new medicines to the Harvard-trained doctor. Jimenez, who has been CEO since 2010, joined the company in 2007.Basel-headquartered Novartis said in a statement on Monday that the appointment of Vasanth (Vas) Narasimhan will be effective February 1, 2018. Narasimhan is currently Global Head of Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer of the company and is also member of the Executive Committee of the company, the statement said.Novartis board of directors Chairman Joerg Reinhardt said, “We anticipate a smooth transition as Joe built a strong leadership team and mentored his successor. Novartis will be well positioned to continue its momentum.”Narasimhan joined Novartis in 2005, prior to which he worked at McKinsey & Co. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s John F Kennedy School of Government. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Chicago. Newly appointed CEO of Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis AG Vas Narasimhan is pictured in a photograph released by Novartis on Monday. REUTERS/Justin HessionNovartis’s outgoing CEO Jiminez was quoted as saying that this is the right moment to hand the leadership reins of the company to Vas, both from a professional and personal perspective.Last week, the company secured US regulatory clearance for a $475,000 breakthrough oncology therapy, a triumph for both Jimenez and Narasimhan.Jiminez, a former H J Heinz Co. Executive, has reshaped Novartis through a series of complex transactions worth more than $30 billion in 2015.His 2015 asset swap saw Novartis offloading vaccines and adding GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s mature cancer drugs, as well as the formation of a joint venture to sell consumer healthcare products. The company is currently reviewing options including a spinoff or initial public offering for the Alcon division, Bloomberg reported.However, financial news agency Bloomberg noted that Jimenez is handing over the reins at a crucial juncture, with the drugmaker yet to make a decision on the future of its ailing Alcon eyecare business or its stake in cross-town rival Roche Holding AG.Novartis is one of the largest multinational pharma companies by both market capitalisation and sales, and was created in 1996 through the merger of Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz. The company has a rich history spanning over 200 years.Narasimhan has held numerous leadership positions across Novartis in commercial, drug development and strategy roles. Prior to his current role, he served as Head of Development for Novartis Pharmaceuticals, the company said.last_img read more

New DC Fashion Art Gallery Opens as the The Museum

first_imgThe Museum on opening night. (Twitter Photo)The Museum isn’t your typical art gallery. After launching on April. 8, many young D.C. residents are already showing up at this creative space.Greg Harrison, general manager, said The Museum is an attempt to influence young leaders in the world of fashion and art through his eyes.“I expected more,” said Harrison. “I’m an extremist.”Before Harrison became an owner of his own art gallery, he was heavily involved in the music industry. In 2008 he owned a “multifaceted marketing and managing company” which helped build brands for their clients involved in music, entertainment, sports management and more.As a proud native of D.C., he has worked with music artists who have taken their talents outside of the district (respectfully) while working with Wale and Northeast rapper, Fat Trel.Growing up in Southeast, D.C., Harrison saw his city rapidly changing for the better and worse, but knew in order for him to continue to see his city grow in a positive direction, it would start with working with other inspirational artists who shared his passion.Even though the fashion and art gallery carries an un-Googleable name, it is far from an actual museum. Harrison focuses on the “root” word of museum, “muse.” He wants his shop to become “a source of inspiration” for other artists to follow. “We wanted to display artwork from the old D.C. culture,” said Harrison.Thus far, The Museum has hosted an array of pop up shops, a fashion show collaboration with Reebok, a book signing with Karen Civil, author of “Be You & Live Civil,” and listening parties.Located in Northeast, D.C., The Museum is surrounded by a small market strip that serves more nutritional meals than your average fast food carryout most may run into while in D.C. “This looks like Fairfax District in L.A. to me, so to me this is going to be Fairfax,” said Harrison. “I want to have that coffee shop feel. This is a more family and more neighborhood feel…it’s like that pure culture.”Inside the art space the feel of the energy of urban culture and a modern lifestyle is everywhere. From graffiti that says, “The Museum” to an exclusive sneaker collection displayed as art to hand crafted chairs and a sofa blocked off by a gated rope, because it is not art but furniture for sale for between $2400 and $7500.Further inside the building there are canvas paintings, a station for people to curate posts on social media, figurines, sneakers, and clothing and accessories from well-known designer labels like Ceast and Desist, Billionaire Boys Club and Publish.Harrison collaborates with many brands by hosting pop up shops before selling any of the designer’s merchandise at The Museum. “When we do pop up shops that’s how we introduce new brands,” said Harrison. The Museum even has their own private label that is sold in the store, like their original Southeast hoodies, called “S.E” as well as designer fitted baseball caps.As for how the art displayed is picked, “For the most part we’ve been getting artists who’ve been organically hitting us up,” said Harrison.For more information go to themuseumdc.com.last_img read more

Gran Turismo 6 is on PS3 because of 70 million consoles

first_imgThe release of a new console ultimately lives or dies by the games you can play on it. It doesn’t matter how great the hardware is, if there isn’t the games then no one will buy it, just ask Nintendo about that. So if console manufacturers have very popular game franchises, it makes sense to bring out a new title in the series either as a launch game or soon after.In the case of Sony, they decided not to do that with Gran Turismo 6 as it remains a PS3 release. I’ve said before that is probably to do with how much extra work (and therefore time) it would take developer Polyphony Digital to switch from the PS3 to PS4 architecture, but Sony has another reason: 70 million consoles.Jim Ryan, SCEE CEO Jim Ryan, has explained in an interview with the PlayStation Blog that sticking with the PS3 for release was the only sensible thing to do. The latest sales estimates show there are 77 million PS3 consoles sitting under TVs around the world. Gran Tursimo 6 will be playable on all of them giving it great sales potential. On PS4, it would only be available to the thousands, not millions of gamers who pick up the new machine at launch later this year.So GT6 on PS3 is a sales decision, but Sony is still covering all bases by suggesting a PS4 version of the game may appear and is in development. And for racing game fans, that means the best of both worlds. You can pick up the game on PS3 in November (and the demo even earlier in July), while saving up for a PS4 and the enhanced version of the game, which hopefully appears at some point in 2014.last_img read more

BMW teams up with Solid Power to develop solidstate batteries for

first_imgAutomaker BMW is chasing that solid-state battery tech carrot, same as most everyone else in the industry. Today, it’s announcing a new partnership with battery technology company Solid Power to develop and commercialize the latter’s solid-sate battery technology for use in electric vehicles.Solid State already produces batteries made up of inorganic materials developed by the company specifically for the purpose, which can produce battery cells that have a higher energy density vs. their lithium-ion equivalents, which means more power and range from the same size battery, ultimately.It also has benefits in terms of safety, length of useful battery life and operating conditions, vs. liquid-based batteries. Which all sounds great, but it still requires a lot of work to bring the University of Colorado Boulder spinout operation’s research into the realm of wide-scale commercial viability.Which is where BMW steps in to help. The automaker’s resources and expertise can definitely accelerate Solid Power’s commercialization ambitions, and this joint effort will focus on sharing of R&D efforts as well, building on the extensive in-house work BMW has already done in the area of battery tech and electrification of vehicles.last_img read more

Calgary Scientific Implements Innovative Cloud Initiatives

first_img News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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Henry has over 20 years’ experience providing software development direction to companies in the oil and gas, medical, telecommunication, geolocation, construction and 3-D graphics industries.“We are helping our partners to develop innovative solutions that combine data access, complex visualization and collaboration, allowing professionals across multiple industries to unlock an ever-increasing amount of data,” said Henry. “By moving their enterprise viewers to the cloud, our partners can provide better access to users, and can connect to quickly evolving services like machine learning. Calgary Scientific has deep experience in these technologies and we are confident that we can assist our partners in their transition to the cloud.”ResolutionMD, Calgary Scientific’s healthcare enterprise viewer, is powered by the PureWeb software platform. This enables Calgary Scientific’s healthcare partners to run ResolutionMD on the cloud as well as in thousands of healthcare facilities worldwide, where it is installed now.The PureWeb platform is also driving the company into new markets beyond healthcare such as design and 3-D interactive experiences. Sophisticated applications such as CAD and game engines can now be fully run on powerful cloud servers and be accessed on web and mobile devices, creating new workflows in several industries while keeping the data remote and secure.”With new uses of our Unreal Engine in areas like automotive car configurators and remote training and simulation, access on web and mobile devices has become crucial,” said Marc Petit, general manager, Unreal Engine Enterprise at Epic Games. “Calgary Scientific has been a key partner in enabling the cloud to serve our enterprise customers.”Across all industries, these solutions enable professionals to access, share, and analyze graphics-intensive data securely on any device, anywhere. These sophisticated workflows have not been able to fully realize the benefits of the cloud, until now.For more information: www.calgaryscientific.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Contentlast_img read more

Vietjet is named as one of the best companies to work for

first_imgAbout Vietjet:Vietjet is the first airline in Vietnam to operate as a new-age airline offering flexible, cost-saving ticket fares and diversified services to meet customers’ demands. It provides not only transport services but also uses the latest e-commerce technologies to offer various products and services for consumers. Vietjet is a fully-fledged member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. Vietjet was named “Best Ultra Low-Cost Airline 2018 – 2019” and awarded the highest ranking for safety with 7 stars in 2018 and 2019 by the world’s only safety and product rating website AirlineRatings.com. The airline has also been listed as one of the world’s 50 best airlines for healthy financing and operations by Airfinance Journal in 2018.Currently, Vietjet operates around 400 flights daily, carrying more than 80 million passengers to date, with 119 routes covering destinations across Vietnam and international destinations such as Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, mainland China, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia.Source = Vietjet Vietjet is named as one of the best companies to work for in AsiaVietjet is named as one of the best companies to work for in AsiaVietjet has been honored as one of the best companies to work for in Asia at the “HR Asia – Best companies to work for in Asia 2019” ceremony, hosted by Asia’s leading human resource magazine HR Asia Magazine in Ho Chi Minh City.The HR Asia Award is a prestigious award that evaluates and recognises companies with excellent working environments throughout Asia. The awards are held annually in many Asian countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan.Other companies in Ho Chi Minh City such as HDBank and Sun Group also received the award.HR Asia’s in-depth surveys of senior executives and HR managers at leading Vietnamese companies on HR policies, recruitment and strategy were used to select the Vietnamese companies recognised with this prestigious regional award.Speaking about the award, Vietjet Managing Director Luu Duc Khanh said: “Our company’s greatest asset is our employees, and thus, we take great pride in creating a work environment and culture that fosters success. Vietjet’s success is contributed by the performance of each employee and teamwork and this award is especially exciting as an employee survey is used as part of the evaluation. We will continue our commitment to investing in employee well-being and engagement in order to ensure our further success.”The new-age airline Vietjet has not only created a “revolution” in the aviation industry by offering flying opportunities for millions of passengers all around the region and the world, but has also offered countless opportunities to its staff with a young, dynamic working environment, good benefits and good HR policies.Vietjet has been honored to be the best employer brand in Asia for many consecutive years and one of the top 50 airlines worldwide by Air Finance Journal for financing and operations. The company has also been recognised with many other domestic and international awards.last_img read more

Capital controls to be lifted by January Anastasiades

first_imgThe government plans to lift capital controls by January, President Nicos Anastasiades said, and Cyprus will be the best at implementing a bailout agreement with international lenders“The goal right now is to create the conditions for growth and tackle the serious problem of unemployment, to stabilize the financial system,” Anastasiades said in an interview with Bloomberg. “The controls are being lifted. They will end within a timeframe of January 2014.”Capital controls were introduced in March to prevent a bank run as uninsured deposits were seized to recapitalise stricken lenders.It was the first time in the history of the eurozone that restrictions in the movement of money were imposed.The president said Cyprus will be “the best” at implementing the agreement with the EU and the IMF.“What’s important too and a good sign is the behaviour of Cypriots, a responsible stance, without reactions, without strikes, labour peace,” he told Bloomberg. “I believe that sooner than expected we will again be in a position to go to markets, but also to create encouraging prospects for the country.”The EU and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) this week released the second tranche of the €10 billion bailout.IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the country had made “commendable” progress in stabilizing its finances but warned against fiscal slippage.“Risks to the program remain substantial, leaving no room for implementation slippages,” Lagarde said in a statement. “Continued strong ownership, including steadfast policy implementation, is critical for the program’s success.”You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoFreedom Debt ReliefPeople In Heavy Debt Are In For A SurpriseFreedom Debt ReliefUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more