EU Shipowners Call for Grater Access to US Market

first_imgzoom EU shipowners support the liberalisation and promotion of EU-US trade, both in services and in goods, as the harmonisation of the EU and US markets will play a key role in fostering trans-Atlantic trade, the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) said in the context of the sixth Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations round. This will in turn stimulate maritime transport, which will effectively underpin the increased exchanges and act as a vector for the ensuing commercial activity between the two trade partners.However, restrictions on domestic cargoes, so-called cabotage rules, still firmly exist in the United States. This results from the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, better known as the ‘Jones Act’.“More frequent individual and industry waivers to the Jones Act needed”Commenting on the Jones Act, Patrick Verhoeven, ECSA Secretary-General, remarked during a TTIP stakeholder event in Brussels earlier today : “Whilst it is true that restrictions on pure domestic cargoes may not constitute a prime barrier to international maritime trade, the Jones Act does have implications for the delivery of international cargo. Today’s reality is that very often international cargo must be transhipped from one vessel to another, often smaller vessel, in order to reach its end destination. Under the Jones Act, this ‘feedering’ of international cargo is currently restricted. We would therefore welcome ways to grant full access for international carriers to engage in such operations as they do not constitute purely domestic operations.” Mr Verhoeven continued by alluding to the need for more frequent individual and industry waivers to the Jones Act as well as more flexible and clearer procedures to obtain them.EU shipowners also advocate greater market access for dredging and offshore services as well as more flexibility as regards transport of empty containers.Finally, the maritime chapter of TTIP should not just focus on market access restrictions. There are several other fields where progress can be made, for instance in the field of administrative procedures, performance of standard work on board vessels and security procedures, ECSA said.“A trade agreement without commitments on maritime transport would fall short of the feedback loop between maritime transport and trade, in essence a virtuous circle from which both sides of the Atlantic stand to profit” and added: “The TTIP negotiations should set the scene for further international trade liberalisation,” concluded Mr Verhoeven.Press Release, July 16th, 2014last_img read more

Yang Ming Sets Up Southeast Asia–Australia Service

first_imgzoom Taiwanese shipping company Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation (Yang Ming) has decided to launch a new service connecting Southeast Asia and Australia.The new Asia Australia Alliance (AAA) service is scheduled to start on April 24, 2017, in Laem Chabang, Thailand.The AAA service will have the following port rotation: Laem Chabang, Singapore, Port Klang, Fremantle, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle, Singapore, Laem Chabang.According to Yang Ming, the round voyage will last 42 days.Yang Ming said that the AAA service expands the company’s port coverage in Australia to Fremantle.Apart from the AAA service, the company provides another two loops covering Far East/Australia routes: one from Ningbo and the other one starting from Yokohama with calls in Australia’s ports of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.last_img read more

Government Invests in Wine Lab

first_imgGovernment continues to work with industry to grow Nova Scotia’s wine sector with an additional investment of $916,750 for the Acadia Laboratory for Agri-food and Beverage. Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell joined industry guests at the lab’s grand opening today, June 23, at Acadia University in Wolfville. “Our wine industry is one of the fastest growing wine industries in Canada and is quickly becoming known for its high-quality products,” said Mr. Colwell. “We want that success to continue and this lab will advance the industry’s efforts to pursue product development, innovation, and future growth. It’s all part of our commitment to creating jobs for young Nova Scotians and opportunity for the middle class.” The funding will help the lab become ISO certified (International Organization of Standardization). It will also cover the purchase of a laboratory information management software system and additional lab equipment for comprehensive testing. These purchases, along with the certification, will mean that Nova Scotia wine producers will no longer have to send their samples out of province for testing. This investment is in addition to funding for the lab’s construction which was announced in 2016 by the federal and provincial governments. “This investment is an important example of the ongoing commitment to support economic development in our region, particularly the growth and development of the wine/grape sector,” said Ray Ivany, Acadia’s president and vice-chancellor. “Nova Scotia wines and winemakers continue to earn worldwide accolades and Acadia is proud to be part of this story.” Nova Scotia’s wine industry accounted for almost $17.5 million in sales in 2016 and another $382,460 in exports.last_img read more

Heres a quick glance at unemployment rates for October by Canadian city

first_imgOTTAWA – The national unemployment rate was 6.3 per cent in October. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities. It cautions, however, that the figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples. Here are the jobless rates last month by city (previous month in brackets):— St. John’s, N.L. 8.8 per cent (8.9)— Halifax 7.4 (7.2)— Moncton, N.B. 5.8 (5.6)— Saint John, N.B. 6.4 (5.7)— Saguenay, Que. 6.2 (6.6)— Quebec 4.5 (4.0)— Sherbrooke, Que. 5.4 (5.0)— Trois-Rivieres, Que. 5.6 (6.0)— Montreal 6.7 (6.5)— Gatineau, Que. 5.8 (6.0)— Ottawa 5.8 (5.8)— Kingston, Ont. 5.6 (5.5)— Peterborough, Ont. 5.5 (7.1)— Oshawa, Ont. 5.1 (4.9)— Toronto 5.8 (6.1)— Hamilton, Ont. 4.0 (4.2)— St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 7.0 (6.3)— Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 5.1 (4.5)— Brantford, Ont. 5.3 (5.5)— Guelph, Ont. 5.9 (5.8)— London, Ont. 6.3 (5.5)— Windsor, Ont. 6.9 (5.8)— Barrie, Ont. 4.4 (6.0)— Sudbury, Ont. 6.1 (6.0)— Thunder Bay, Ont. 5.8 (5.0)— Winnipeg 5.6 (5.5)— Regina 5.4 (5.7)— Saskatoon 7.6 (7.9)— Calgary 8.3 (8.5)— Edmonton 8.2 (8.5)— Kelowna, B.C. 6.0 (5.4)— Abbotsford, B.C. 5.2 (5.5)— Vancouver 4.2 (4.5)— Victoria 3.8 (4.5)last_img read more

Soulpepper Theatre icon Albert Schultz accused of sexual misconduct by four actresses

first_img Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Actresses Kristin Booth and Trish Fagan, shown in Ms. Fagan’s Toronto home, are two of the four women suing Soulpepper Theatre Company and its artistic director, Albert Schultz. (GALIT RODAN/THE GLOBE AND MAIL) Four actresses have launched civil suits against the Soulpepper Theatre Company, Toronto’s largest not-for-profit theatre company, and its artistic director, Albert Schultz, alleging he sexually harassed and assaulted them, on stage and off, in incidents that span two decades.Patricia Fagan, Kristin Booth, Diana Bentley and Hannah Miller are plaintiffs in separate suits that seek damages totalling $4.25-million from the theatre company and $3.6-million from Mr. Schultz – who is described as a “serial sexual predator” in their statements of claim.Mr. Schultz, who founded Soulpepper along with 11 other artists in 1998, is one of the most prominent artistic directors in the country – an Order of Canada recipient who has starred in Canadian TV series from Street Legal to Alias Grace and whose knack for fundraising helped grow his theatre company from its initial two-production summer season into a year-round “national civic theatre.”center_img Advertisement The actor and director wields enormous influence at Soulpepper, not only in his role as artistic director but also as head of the Soulpepper Academy; general director of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, the building that houses the company and George Brown Theatre School; and executive producer of the CBC-TV comedy series Kim’s Convenience, a spinoff of a popular Soulpepper play. Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

Huawei eyes 10 premium smartphone share in India

first_imgParis: Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is aiming to make a serious dent into the growing premium smartphone market in India with its newly-launched P30 and P30 Pro devices. The company, which is betting big on the roll-out of the 5G network in India and is set to start trials with partner telcos in the country soon, is also looking at capturing a bigger share in the Indian smartphone market, a top company executive told IANS here. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAccording to Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group, with their new P series smartphones, they are looking to capture 10 per cent of the premium smartphone market in India by the end of this year. The company is aiming to replace market leader Samsung and other premium segment players like Apple and Google with its feature-rich P30 and P30 Pro. The company has been facing a somewhat tepid response for its P20 phones, launched last year in India, and with the much-improved camera and videography features, Huawei feels they now have a winner in the P30 series. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost “We are so low in the premium smartphone market in India. Last year, we invested to make our phones better and with the new P series, we are confident to have 10 per cent share in the Indian premium smartphone market,” Yu said. The P30 and P30 Pro phones are priced in the range of Euro 799 to Euro 1,249 for the European market. These would be priced relatively cheaper in India when launched by the middle of next month. Keeping the price-sensitive Indian market, the new P series may also be manufactured in India later. “Manufacturing will depend on volumes. Once we have that, our Indian facility will start rolling out the new phones,” Yu said, adding that they would also look at the development of local features and app for their phones in India as and when the opportunity arrives. He, however, evaded a question on whether they were also working on a new operating system (OS) for their phones. Yu also refused to give Indian pricing for its phones but said that it would be similar to what they did with the P20 series last year. P20 phones sold 60 million units globally last year, while in India, the fastest growing smartphone market, it touched 20 million units. The global numbers for Huawei stood at 206 million units in 2018. Yu said that with the new launches, the numbers would grow 25-30 per cent in 2019.last_img read more

UN and partners step up emergency medical aid after ethnic violence in

A senior UN delegation led by the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Central Asia, Miroslav Jenča, yesterday visited the southern city of Osh, one of the main venues for fighting earlier this month.Following the UN visit, the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the situation appears to have improved but security risks remain high, particularly at night. UN agencies and partners have been able to distribute food throughout the city, and there are signs of some public transport working and some businesses functioning.Two emergency health kits from the UN World Health Organization (WHO) are due to arrive in Osh today. The kits will cover the basic health needs of 60,000 people over the course of a month.The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) trucked health supplies to the area overnight, distributing them to hospitals and sites with internally displaced persons (IDP) which number some 300,000 in the Jalalabad Province and neighbouring areas.An additional 100,000 refugees are believed to have fled to Uzbekistan. OCHA said many new refugees are arriving in camps, even though they crossed the border several days ago.Meanwhile, some 35,000 ethnic Uzbeks are heading back to their homes in Kyrgyzstan, according to figures released by the Kyrgyz Border Guards Service.The UN has issued a $71 million flash appeal to cover the urgent needs for shelter, food, water and medicines in Kyrgyzstan. A similar appeal to cover the needs of refugees in Uzbekistan is due to be launched soon.In addition to tensions in the south, northern Kyrgyzstan is tense amid concerns of possible violence connected to the constitutional referendum planned for this Sunday. 23 June 2010The United Nations and its humanitarian partners are stepping up emergency medical aid in Kyrgyzstan, where the UN warned of a larger and more intractable crisis unless relative calm is maintained and reconciliation efforts begin soon after recent ethnic violence targeting Uzbeks. read more

ICE Futures Canada quotes and cash prices

WINNIPEG — Grain quotes Wednesday for tonnes, basis Lakehead:Canola (Vancouver): Open High Low Close TueJuly ‘ 17 0.00 0.00 0.00 566.00 579.20Nov. 527.00 527.20 506.30 514.00 527.20Jan. ’18 530.00 530.00 510.00 517.50 531.00March 529.10 530.60 512.90 520.30 534.00May 526.60 530.00 520.40 520.50 533.50July 526.60 530.80 515.00 521.10 533.70Nov. 481.90 491.00 472.00 485.40 490.00Jan. ’19 0.00 0.00 0.00 486.20 490.70March 0.00 0.00 0.00 486.20 490.70May 0.00 0.00 0.00 486.20 490.70July 0.00 0.00 0.00 486.20 490.70Barley (Western): Open High Low Close TueJuly ’17 0.00 0.00 0.00 138.00 138.00Oct. 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00Dec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00March ’18 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00May 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00July 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00Oct. 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00Dec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00March ’19 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00May 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00July 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00ICE Futures Canada cash prices:Feed wheat: Track Thunder Bay CW: $178.00Canola:Thunder Bay No. 1 Canada: $519.00 (November 2017)Vancouver No. 1 Canada: $539.00 (November 2017) read more

Romantic slips and breaks his ankle midproposal but girlfriend says yes as

first_imgThey added: “The casualty and his partner were located, his ankle was placed in a vacuum splint and he was given pain relief, then lifted over the fence and transported by the Coastguard to the waiting South West Ambulance Service ambulance and crew at the road. Rescue crew members with newly-engaged John Dardis and Suzannah NewhamCredit:Apex “John and Suzie are from Bristol and visiting Cornwall for the weekend, this morning they decided to walk the coast path and John was intending a romantic proposal, however after slipping and injuring his ankle he decided whilst waiting for the emergency services that proposing there and then was going to be more romantic than a hospital bed!”He then asked Suzie to marry him. We are please to report she said yes! Congratulations to you both from all of the team.” Newquay proposal Suzannah Newham shows off her ring on the way to hospitalCredit:Newquay Coastguard/SWNS A man fell and broke his ankle as he prepared to propose to his girlfriend, but asked her to marry him while waiting for the emergency services.Suzannah Newham said “yes” as John Dardis lay on his back on wet ground unable to move after the fall near Newquay, in Cornwall.Rescuer crews had some “great banter” with the couple, from Bristol, while administering pain killers and fitting a splint.”He literally fell for her,” a Newquay Coastguard spokesman said after the accident on Saturday morning.The bride-to-be showed off her engagement ring as she posed for a picture with rescuers on the way to hospital.center_img Newquay Regie Butler, Newquay Coastguard rescue officer, said: “It was an unfortunate accident, but John was very stoic.”The best man’s got the best speech to give now.”A Newquay Coastguard spokesman said: “The team attended along with Cornwall Air Ambulance. The location was some distance from the nearest road, across several fields.” 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. Mr Dardis also took a picture of his ankle in a cast next to a bottle of champagne and thanked the rescuers for their “great banter”.The couple were said to be staying at Mawgan Porth, near Newquay, for the weekend.They had gone for a coastal walk when Mr Dardis slipped on wet ground as he was preparing to pop the question. last_img read more

Prokop selects squad for title race at Mens EHF EURO 2018

Germany will try to defend title from Poland 2016 without three players of the golden squad – Rune Dahmke, Finn Lemke und Fabian Wiede, but also Marian Michalczik, who aren’t on the Christian Prokop list of 16 players for the upcoming Men’s EHF EURO 2018.Goalkeeper: Silvio Heinevetter (Füchse Berlin), Andreas Wolff (THW Kiel)Left wing: Uwe Gensheimer (Paris St. Germain HB/FRA)Left back: Maximilian Janke (SC DHfK Leipzig), Julius Kühn (MT Melsungen), Paul Drux (Füchse Berlin)Playmaker: Steffen Fäth (Füchse Berlin), Philipp Weber (SC DHfK Leipzig)Right back: Kai Häfner (TSV Hannover Burgdorf), Steffen Weinhold (THW Kiel)Right wing: Patrick Groetzki (Rhein-Neckar Löwen), Tobias Reichmann (MT Melsungen)Line player: Jannik Kohlbacher (HSG Wetzlar), Patrick Wiencek (THW Kiel), Hendrik Pekeler (Rhein-Neckar Löwen), Bastian Roscheck (SC DHfK Leipzig) EHF EURO 2018 ← Previous Story Jure Dolenec to miss EHF EURO 2018 Next Story → Slovenia beat Serbia in first friendly match read more

Watch New Tesla Model 3 Car Hits High Speeds on German Autobahn

first_img Software Engineer Embedded Tesla Model 3 Key Fob In ArmTesla EV Catches Fire After Colliding With Tow Truck in Moscow Stay on target Automobile enthusiasts can’t stop talking about the new Tesla Model 3 car. Now, fans can witness what it’s like to drive one of these high-tech vehicles, thanks to a Tesla Model 3 owner who posted a video of his new ride accelerating on a European highway.On Feb. 21, the owner shared footage of his quick drive on YouTube, which showed him hitting speeds up to 130 mph on the Autobahn, a federal controlled-access highway system in Germany. In the brief clip, the Model 3 cruises smoothly with minor bumps, as it changed speeds on the trip.The owner, who picked up the Model 3 at a nearby delivery center, explained how driving the car was fairly easy, yet he wasn’t used to driving on the concrete belt and decided to take it easy for safety reasons.“209KM/h (130 mph) while wifey is holding her laptop, no problem,” the Model 3 owner wrote on YouTube. “I was too afraid to keep pushing as I’m not used to driving on the Autobahn and it was difficult to judge when to apply brakes.”Even though the Model 3 car has many benefits (quick acceleration being one of them), it could be difficult to put the car at full throttle if there are other vehicles ahead. However, in the video, the car doesn’t seem to have breaking issues, as the driver carefully slows down when a car or truck comes near him.Dan’s Tesla also has a video on Autobahn speeds and road noise, which could be helpful for potential Model 3 owners.More on Geek.com:Tesla Dropped the Price of Its Model 3 Car AgainWatch a Tesla Model 3 Get Assembled From Start to FinishTesla’s New Vehicle Modes Protect Pets, Carslast_img read more

Zlatko Dalic compares Croatia to Greece

first_imgCroatian coach Zlatko Dalic prepares for 2018 World Cup finals with his national side.He compares Croatia’s run in Russia to that of a fellow Mediterranean country –Greece – that surprised the football world at UEFA EURO 2004.“I see the connection between Croatia now and Greece in 2004, although they are two different styles of football,” he said via FIFA.“No one believed that they could be the [European] champions, but they were compact and had great teamwork.”Euro 2020Euro 2020 Qualifiers Betting: 06/09/19 Stuart Heath – September 6, 2019 With the international break in full-swing, here at Ronaldo.com we are going to take a look at Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifiers match-betting odds.With a…As the smallest nation to reach a World Cup Final since Uruguay back in 1950, Croatia coach is confident Croatia can win the Trophy on Sunday evening.“There are two top teams in the World Cup Final,” he said.“This will be our biggest game and our toughest opponent, for sure. France are very dangerous on the counter-attack. We had a tough journey to the Final, but there are no excuses, we are ready for the last game of the tournament.”last_img read more

Budget wont bust fairs blue ribbons

first_imgCome August, a blueberry pie — or tomato or macramé wall hanging — worthy of a blue ribbon will still receive a blue ribbon at the Clark County Fair, as well as a very modest cash prize.Despite the threat of losing state money, which traditionally has been used for prize premiums and ribbons, Clark County Fair Manager John Morrison said last week he will redo his budget if necessary to ensure that winning exhibits are adorned and winning exhibitors are paid.As the top-ranked fair in Washington, a status the county has enjoyed for seven straight years, the county was on track to receive approximately $98,000 from the state, Morrison said.That’s out of $2 million the state Department of Agriculture distributes to approximately 70 county, community and youth fairs, said Val Watson, president of the Washington State Fairs Association.Watson, in a Jan. 17 press release, said that Gov. Chris Gregoire’s 2011-13 budget reduces the fair fund from $2 million a year to $500,000.Watson said representatives of 50 fairs responded to a survey; 56 percent said their fairs would not survive if the fair fund was eliminated. Nearly all (92 percent) of the respondents said premiums for exhibitors would be “severely reduced or eliminated.”Morrison, who with other fair representatives will meet with lawmakers on Thursday, isn’t overly concerned about losing the money. He said he’ll understand if the remaining funds are distributed to smaller fairs that rely on the state money.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Filling Room Technician at Stuffed FoodsFull-Time Machine Operator at Stuffed FoodsFull-Time Business Account Executive at ComcastFull-Time Restoration (Water/Fire) Technician at American TechnologiesFull-Time Field Application Specialist at RocheFull-Time Customer Service Representative at Serur AgenciesFull-Time Delivery Driver at FedExFull-Time Movers & Drivers at Two Men And A TruckFull-Time Driver at TForce DirectFull-Time Manager at AIL Torchmark(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

BSE Sensex Opens at 2423415 Points Analysts Expect Reforms from Modi Government

first_imgThe BSE Sensex started flat on Friday compared to the last few days. The pre-opening time slot saw the sensex trade at 24,234.15 points for a while, after which it gained momentum recording a rise of 66.84 points.The market opened at 24,300.99 but recorded a dip of 11.82 points minutes later. Since the dip the sensex has shown an erratic pattern and has recorded a few rises and plunges.While it has until now recorded a high of 24,350.82 points, it also clocked quite a sizeable plunge reaching 24,255.18 points. The market is currently trading at 24,262.58 points, which is 28.43 points higher than it started. In terms of percentage, the sensex has seen a rise of 0.12 percent.The top gainers and losers early this morning are:Gainers:Symb          Last         Change       Chg %RLTN.BO     215.60      +35.90      +19.98MSUM.BO 118.05        +19.65       +19.97VYPR.BO     43.00         +7.15        +19.94LEWA.BO     1.49          +0.24        +19.20AMDM.BO   22.00        +3.51       +18.98Losers: Symb          Last           Change       Chg %ACSP.BO     0.21            0.05           -19.23MARK.BO     21.25         -4.60         -17.79IGSL.BO       10.32          -2.15          -17.24NHIE.BO       63.20         -11.60       -15.51BJEL.BO       319.90       -50.35       -13.60Meanwhile on Thursday, the BSE index fell 1.31 percent, which is the biggest fall in almost four months, and NSE recorded a loss of 0.27 percent, biggest since 13 February.The figures were also affected when foreign investors sold shares at a much lower amount, compared to the strong buying earlier. The figures tumbled further below by afternoon with the expiry of monthly derivatives contracts.DLF shares witnessed a fall of 4.1 percent, as it Q1 earnings didn’t live up to the expectations and IT giant Infosys too recorded a fall of 7.9 percent, after its president and board member B.G.Srinivas resigned from office.However, analysts believe that the figures will improve once the Reserve Bank of India reviews its policies and the new government brings about some reforms.”We find this as a healthy correction. The election event is over and we have a stable government in place. I think, fresh position building will happen from next week as we have RBI policy and the parliament proceedings will start,” Suresh Parmar, head, institutional equities at KJMC Capital Markets explained to Reuters.”The undercurrent is still positive and we advise clients to get into good quality stocks at declines.”last_img read more

Troubleshoot Your BootUp and Shutdown Problems

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. You start your workday by booting up your Windows PC. You end the day by shutting it down again. No fuss. No muss. No bother.Yeah, right.A problem at boot time can keep you from your work–or your fun. And a shutdown issue takes a lot of the fun out of getting up and leaving your PC.In this Answer Line installment, I address three reader questions about common Windows startup and shutdown problems. If you have questions about your PC, or any other tech topic, send them to answer@pcworld.com or pose your question in our Answer Line forum.Why does my PC reboot when I tell it to shut down?theNetRanger, Answer Line forumWhen something causes a system failure at shutdown, Windows responds by rebooting. Thus, instead of telling you what’s wrong, it gives the impression that it can’t tell the difference between shutting down and restarting.Fortunately, you can turn off that silly behavior. Select Start, Run (just Start in Vista), type sysdm.cpl, and press Enter. Click the Advanced tab, and then click the Settings button under ‘Startup and Recovery’ (as opposed to the other two Settings buttons on that tab). Uncheck Automatically restart.That will stop the reboots, but it won’t fix the underlying problem: the system failure causing them. Still, it might give you an error message that you can research to find a solution.Once upon a time, a major culprit for system failures at shutdown was Roxio’s Easy CD Creator 5. If you’re still using that version (the current product is Easy Media Creator 10), you can still find the bug fix at Roxio’s Web site.Today, the problem is more likely to be caused by a hardware or driver issue. If the problem started soon after you added a new peripheral or updated an old driver, try removing the recent addition. Check vendors’ Web sites for updated drivers for your new hardware, or use Windows’ Device Manager to roll back to older ones if you suspect an update has caused the trouble.How do I get Windows to stop asking me for a password when I boot my PC?Wesley Harris, via e-mailWindows requires a log-in password for a reason: to protect you. If someone else can log in as you, they may be able to access your encrypted files, send out e-mail under your name, log in to Web sites as you, and even make purchases using your credit card number.You can protect yourself from the worst of those offenses without a log-in password–just enter passwords at other times. For instance, you can set up your e-mail system to require a password, and you can keep sensitive files in a TrueCrypt vault. But giving up the log-in password removes a layer of security.Still, if only trustworthy people have access to your PC, and if you take the right precautions, turning off Windows’ native password protection probably won’t do you harm.Turning the password feature off is simple: Select Start, Run (just Start in Vista), type control userpasswords2, and press Enter. Uncheck Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.When you click OK or Apply, a dialog box will ask you which user should be logged on automatically. Entering your name and password this one time will free you from having to type in the info again.Why does my PC occasionally freeze at Windows’ boot-up screen?brn2rnjk1, Answer Line forumFirst, you need to figure out if this a Windows problem or a hardware problem. Try to notice at what point the computer hangs (admittedly difficult if the problem doesn’t happen regularly). If Windows starts loading before disaster strikes, that means there’s an issue with a startup file or a Windows component, and you can skip the next five paragraphs. If everything freezes before the PC starts loading Windows from the hard drive, the cause definitely lies somewhere in the hardware.If you’re unsure where the problem is, try to isolate it by booting from a CD, DVD, or flash drive. Again, the intermittent nature of your problem makes the task difficult; you may have to do this daily for a while before you can be confident that the problem is on the hard drive–either a Windows glitch or something with the hard drive itself. If you don’t have a bootable CD or flash drive, see “Six Downloadable Boot Discs That Could Save Your PC” for some suggestions.Of course, the culprit could be a boot device other than the hard drive. If your PC tries to boot from the CD/DVD drive before the hard drive (as most do), a defect in that drive may interfere with the boot even when the drive is empty. This could also be the case with USB ports and floppy drives.To determine which drive could be the cause, go into your system setup program and change the boot order. I can’t tell you how to do this exactly, since it varies from BIOS to BIOS; look for a message soon after the PC boots that says something like ‘Press F2 for Setup’. Once in the setup program, search the menus for something like ‘Boot Options’ or ‘Boot Order’. Make your hard drive the first device in the boot order, and then save and exit. If that fixes the problem, experiment with putting different devices before the hard drive, one at a time, until the problem returns. Then you’ll know the culpritIf all of the above tests point to a hard-drive problem, Answer Line forum member Snorg recommends error-checking and defragging the hard drive. You’ll find the tools for both jobs by right-clicking the C: drive in Windows Explorer and selecting Properties, Tools. When you click Check Now under ‘Error-checking’, make sure that Automatically fix file system errors is checked before you click Start. If Windows reports that it can’t perform the check because the disk is in use, select Yes (in XP) or Schedule disk check (in Vista) for the check to run at the next boot.If that doesn’t help, and the PC freezes before the Windows logo appears, open the computer’s case (if it’s a desktop) and check the cables connecting the hard drive to the motherboard and the power supply. You might even consider replacing them. If you have a laptop, bring it to a shop and have a professional look at it.If Windows comes up and then freezes, something is wrong with your boot or autoloading sequence. The Event Viewer may tell you what. Select Start, Run, type eventvwr, and press Enter. In the left pane, select System. In the right (XP) or center (Vista) pane, find and double-click an event with a red flag and the word Error. If the resulting dialog box doesn’t provide useful information, click the URL in the description box (XP) or click the Event Log Online Help link (Vista).Finally, you might try fiddling with your autoloading programs. Windows launches them all at once, and that can cause conflicts. Use R2 Studios’ free Startup Delayer to insert delays before some of your autoloading programs. You might also consider disabling some autoloaders. See “Why Is My PC Acting Up?” for details. Enroll Now for Free 7 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now July 31, 2008 Brought to you by PCWorldlast_img read more

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first_img 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 | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | May 13, 2015 Modified Citrus Pectin Enhances Radiation Therapy in Prostate Cancer Treatment Study suggests it may overcome prostate cancer radio-resistance Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more center_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Related Content News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. May 13, 2015 — Scientists at Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel, have found that oral modified citrus pectin (MCP) enhances the anti-cancer and anti-metastatic effects of radiation therapy in the treatment of androgen-independent (AI) aggressive prostate cancer cells. Results were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015.The study, titled, “Combined effect of modified citrus pectin (MCP) and ionizing radiation on viability and metastatic activity of prostate cancer cells,” demonstrated that MCP enhanced radiation treatment of prostate cancer by increasing radio-sensitivity of aggressive prostate cancer cells. Previous research demonstrated MCP’s anti-cancer actions, including induction of apoptosis, inhibition of proliferation and metastasis, and synergy with chemotherapeutic drugs and botanical compounds. MCP also protects against inflammation and fibrosis, via its binding affinity for the pro-inflammatory protein, galectin-3. However, this is the first study to clearly demonstrate MCP’s ability to radio-sensitize aggressive, AI prostate cancer cells.“Radio-resistance is a key contributor to the decreasing effectiveness of radiation treatment for aggressive, androgen-independent prostate cancer. The potential of MCP to increase radio-sensitivity in aggressive prostate cancer is encouraging news for researchers and patients alike,” stated Isaac Eliaz, M.D., MS, LAc, one of the study’s lead investigators. “Furthermore, MCP’s ability to protect against inflammation and fibrosis via galectin-3 inhibition helps to minimize fibrotic damage to healthy tissues – a common side effect of radiation treatment.”In the study, researchers used cellular viability and clonogenic assays to evaluate the effects of MCP on the viability of AI-prostate cancer cell lines DU-145, PC-3, and CI-1, alone and in combination with radiation treatment. Alone, MCP induced a dose-dependent decrease in cell viability. The combination of MCP and radiation treatment produced synergistic effects against prostate cancer cell lines DU-145 and CI-1, and additive effects against cell line PC-3. Treatment of cells with MCP reduced cell migration by 20 percent and reduced cell invasion by 40 percent. These results demonstrate MCP to be an effective radio-sensitizer of AI prostate cancer cells, suggesting that MCP may be used to selectively enhance cytotoxicity and overcome radio-resistance.The MCP used in the study is made from the pith of citrus fruit peels, and modified to a specific molecular weight and structure using a proprietary enzymatic and pH process. Previous research has demonstrated MCP’s benefits in a number of cancer types, including breast, prostate, colon and others. MCP is also an effective chelator of toxic metals, as well as a selective immune enhancer shown to activate and increase cytotoxicity of NK cells ex vivo.For more information: www.betterhealthpublishing.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

NET team announces MLNET 06

first_imgOn Monday, .NET engineering team announced the latest monthly release of their cross-platform, open source machine learning framework for .NET developers, ML.NET 0.6. Some of the exciting features in this release include new API for building and using machine learning models, performance improvements, and much more. Improvements in the ML.NET 0.6 A new LearningPipeline API for building ML model The new API is more flexible and enables new tasks and code workflow that weren’t possible with the previous LearningPipeline API. The team further plans to deprecate the current LearningPipeline API. This new API is designed to support a wider set of scenarios. It closely follows ML principles and naming from other popular ML related frameworks like Apache Spark and Scikit-Learn. Know more about the new ML.NET API, visit the Microsoft blog. Ability to get predictions from pre-trained ONNX Models ONNX, an open and interoperable model format enables using models trained in one framework (such as scikit-learn, TensorFlow, xgboost, and so on) and use them in another (ML.NET). ML.NET 0.6 includes support for getting predictions from ONNX models. This is done by using a new transformer and runtime for scoring ONNX models. There are a large variety of ONNX models created and trained in multiple frameworks that can export models to ONNX format. Those models can be used for tasks like image classification, emotion recognition, and object detection. The ONNX transformer in ML.NET provides some data to an existing ONNX model and gets the score (prediction) from it. Performance improvements In the ML.NET 0.6 release, there are made several performance improvements in making single predictions from a trained model. Two improvements include: Moving the legacy LearningPipeline API to the new Estimators API. Optimizing the performance of PredictionFunction in the new API. Following are some comparisons of the LearningPipeline with the improved PredictionFunction in the new Estimators API: Predictions on Iris data: 3,272x speedup (29x speedup with the Estimators API, with a further 112x speedup with improvements to PredictionFunction). Predictions on Sentiment data: 198x speedup (22.8x speedup with the Estimators API, with a further 8.68x speedup with improvements to PredictionFunction). This model contains a text featurizer, so it is not surprising to see a smaller gain. Predictions on Breast Cancer data: 6,541x speedup (59.7x speedup with the Estimators API, with a further 109x speedup with improvements to PredictionFunction). Improvements in Type system In this ML.NET version, the Dv type system has been replaced with .NET’s standard type system. This makes ML.NET easy to use. ML.NET previously had its own type system, which helped it deal with missing values (a common case in ML). This type system required users to work with types like DvText, DvBool, DvInt4, etc. One effect of this change is, only floats and doubles have missing values which are represented by NaN. Due to the improved approach to dependency injection, users can also deploy ML.NET in additional scenarios using .NET app models such as Azure Functions easily without convoluted workarounds. To know more about other improvements in the ML.NET 0.6 visit the Microsoft Blog. Read Next Microsoft open sources Infer.NET, it’s popular model-based machine learning framework Neural Network Intelligence: Microsoft’s open source automated machine learning toolkit .NET Core 3.0 and .NET Framework 4.8 more details announcedlast_img read more

Oz events on show in Sydney

first_imgBuyers around Australia were invited to delve into a world of eccentric decorations, quirky photographs and excitement at the 2011 Sydney’s Event Showcase yesterday.The two day event transformed Sydney’s Convention and Exhibition Centre into an exhibition that highlights the fun and creativity behind organising an event down under.Eureka 89 sales and events manager Linda Carney told e-Travel Blackboard that Sydney’s Event Showcase offers the opportunity to educate buyers on the brand.“We’ve had all sorts of enquiries and people are looking to get a bit of inspiration,” Ms Carney said.“We’re also seeing buyers we’ve worked with as well as meeting new people and creating awareness.”Pamper Hamper Gifts director Bianca Kristallis concurred, adding that the timing of the event would help make new contacts in time for Christmas.“Christmas is approaching and we basically want to remind our customers to keep us at the top of their minds when planning as well as meet new customers,” Ms Kristallis said.Click here to see photos from yesterday’s Sydney’s Event Showcase. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

EastMed could be one of the greatest underwater projects in the world

first_imgThe EastMed pipeline could be “one of the greatest underwater projects in the world”, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin said on Tuesday.Rivlin, who was speaking at the presidential palace after having held consultations with President Nicos Anastasiades, also spoke of the possibility of extending the trilateral cooperation mechanism Cyprus, Israel and Greece have formed.“Our prime purpose right now is on developing the Eastern Mediterranean pipeline,” Rivlin said. “This could be one of the greatest underwater projects in the world. Green and clean energy, together with information technology are not only an urgent need for all of us they are also an opportunity for all of us. They are the real future.”He said Cyprus and Israel “can and must partner around shared interests and true friendship”.“This bilateral strategic partnership is now a trilateral one together with Greece and it can be extended into a larger partnership as we were talking together in our meeting.”He added that energy cooperation with parties in the East Mediterranean could make a greater difference for the people of Cyprus, Israel, Greece, Italy, Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinian people and the Palestinian authority.The leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Israel said in December they were ready to proceed with an inter-state agreement concerning the EastMed pipeline, following a trilateral summit in Beersheba, Israel.The agreement is due to be signed this year in Greece, pending approval from the European Commission, as the pipeline project has been designated an EU Project of Common Interest (PCI).The agreement also contains references to the security of energy infrastructure.As part of the deal, the three countries will set up a permanent secretariat in Nicosia whose task will be to monitor and coordinate the implementation of trilateral projects.Some industry experts believe the four governments and the EU cannot fund the EastMed project, which requires investor participation, as well as buyers for the gas.The pipeline is designed to initially carry 10 billion cubic metres a year from the east Mediterranean to Greece, about 1,900km, where it will connect to the Poseidon pipeline to Italy, about 300km.In his comments, Anastasiades said energy “is of course a strategic pillar of our cooperation which creates a very positive regional interest as proven by our joined commitment to the EastMed pipeline, a project that taps to the security of supply and energy diversification of Europe.”He said Cyprus also considers the trilateral partnership Israel and Greece to be one of significant geostrategic value.“Our position, specifically on EU-Israeli relations is crystal clear: Israel is a very important strategic partner and a stabilising force in the Middle East region. Cyprus will continue to be an advocate in support of the security of the State of Israel, and calling for refraining from unilateral measures which could detrimentally affect EU-Israeli relations or even Israel’s own security,” Anastasiades added.Later during hosted a state banquet in honour of Rivlin at the Presidential Palace, Anastasiades said: “Our friendship is anchored on the common vision for a stable and secure future – for our countries, our peoples, and our region.”During his toast, Rivlin said, among other things, that Cyprus and Israel shared a very promising future. “We are planning the world’s longest pipeline in order to move energy between our countries. We must also work to build many more pipelines, bridges and connections between our peoples in order to tie together their creativity and energy in the fields of technology, health, security and the environment.”He joked that Israel winning the 2018 Eurovision song contest and Cyprus coming in second place would not be a factor that would create tension between the two countries, and expressed hope that Cyprus would win the 2019 contest in Israel.Rivlin arrived in Cyprus Tuesday morning under tight security that involved some roads in Nicosia and Larnaca being closed to traffic. Police did not announce what roads would be closed, or when, in advance due to security issues. The car park of the Hilton hotel in the capital was closed, and any cars left there overnight on Monday were towed.Rivlin was given an official welcome ceremony at the presidential palace in Nicosia where he was greeted by Anastasiades, and where he laid a wreath at the statue of Archbishop Makarios.Present at the reception were Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides, government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou and Humanitarian Affairs Commissioner Photis Photiou and other officials.The meeting was focusing on bilateral relations and their further improvement, with particular emphasis on issues which affect the citizens’ daily life such as education, culture, business activity, environment, transport and cybersecurity. Anastasiades was also to brief his Israeli counterpart on the Cyprus issue.Rivlin is also expected to visit a monument in Nicosia dedicated to the 2,200 children of Holocaust survivors who were born in British detention camps in Cyprus in the aftermath of World War II, in the late 1940s.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Cruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more