The Brock University Students’ Union wants to bring its concerts to the heart of St. Catharines.In an effort to get closer to where students are living, and to attract more community members to its events, BUSU is partnering with the new Warehouse Concert Hall run by Brock alumnus Erik Dickson for an upcoming concert.BUSU regular Craig Cardiff, a talented Canadian singer/songwriter, will perform Tuesday, Feb. 13 at a show organized by BUSU, but hosted at Warehouse. It’s the first time the students’ union has hosted a concert outside the confines of Isaac’s Bar and Grill.“Typically we have events only for students, but we are trying new ways of growing our community,” said Curtis Bell, Programming and Events Manager for BUSU. “Going to a downtown venue close to where students are living will also make for a better turnout.”With a smaller capacity than Isaac’s, Bell said Warehouse also makes sense for a Cardiff show, which typically draws a smaller, but loyal crowd.“The smaller venue works to our advantage. With the intimacy of Craig’s shows, it will be a better experience for students and staff who come out.”As he has done in the past, Cardiff will host a music workshop for Brock students at the University on Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Justice Centre. For the Warehouse show that night, Brock student Nicole Henderson will open with an acoustic set starting at 7:30 p.m. before Cardiff hits the stage at 8 p.m.Tickets are available on Ticketyfly.com at $5 for Brock students or $15 in advance and $20 at the door for general admission. Students interested in registering for Cardiff’s workshop should contact Bell at email@example.comThis likely won’t be the last time BUSU heads off campus to host a concert, Bell said.“We’re open to all ideas, whether it’s a venue like Warehouse or using a park,” he said. “I think we need to explore what we do with BUSU and provide more alternative programming that connects students with the community.”
Orlen Wisla PlockPGE Vive Kielce The two Polish teams PGE Vive Kielce and Orlen Wisla Plock have decided to boycott the new big sponsor of the VELUX EHF Champions League – Nord Stream 2.Nord Stream 2 is a project of Russian Oil company who is making a pipeline at the bottom of Baltic Sea.The Polish champions PGE Vive Kielce stated last Saturday that players will cover Nord Stream logo during match in Veszprem, but also logo of their sponsor PGE. In today’s EHF Velux Champions League match against the Telekom Veszprem HC team, PGE VIVE Kielce handball players will appear in match shirts with covered logos of companies: Nord Stream 2, which sponsored the Champions League matches, and PGE SA, club’s titular sponsor. The above decision was made as a result of the Sponsor’s talks with the Club. The European Handball Federation was informed about the above decision. At the same time, the club is analyzing the possibilities of taking legal steps that will allow to develop a long-term solution to this matter. Until then, the Club will not comment on the above situation.In another Oil company which support Wisla Plock, Orlen, this project of Nord Stream calling “controversial”.Nord Stream 2 is a planned pipeline through the Baltic Sea, which will transport natural gas over some 1,230 km from the world’s largest gas reserves in Russia via the most efficient route to consumers in Europe. Nord Stream 2 will largely follow the route and technical concept of the successful Nord Stream Pipeline.Nord Stream 2 will be present in the competition for the next two seasons using their slogan EHF Champions League powered by Nord Stream 2. ← Previous Story Yanis Lenne is joker of Aix Next Story → LADIES IN CHARGE IN SKOPJE: Crvenkoska assistant coach at RK Vardar, Blazevska overtakes Metalurg
AH, WORK. THE place where you are forced to spend a large portion of your life with people you might not choose to spend time with otherwise.It’s not always an easy ride, and sometimes people feel the need to vent.Sometimes people feel the need to vent by sticking up notes. And sometimes people feel the need to be sarcastic.We’re talking about people like this… Source: The Poke Source: Happy Place Source: Happy Place Source: Happy Place Source: Imgur Source: Vitamin Ha Source: OxsdailyTo see a larger image click here. Source: Passive Aggressive Notes Source: Imgur Source: The Chive Source: Dev Humour Source: Superpunch Man calls police after lunch stolen from office fridge>Why would anyone fill their car up like this Kerry driver?> Source: Smosh Source: Little White Lion
Pic: Carmel Murray/ISPCAStanley is a very handsome and affectionate cat and will be your lifelong friend. He is vaccinated, neutered, treated for parasites and litter trained. Ideally he would love to sleep indoors and have access to outdoors during the day.Pic: Carmel Murray/ISPCALewis was a much loved Shetland pony but his previous owner could no longer look after him. He is a big personality in a tiny body and arrived at the National Animal Centre with his companion Skye who was suffering from laminitis. Both ponies are friendly and well mannered and are looking for a new home where they will be cared for and loved.Pic: Carmel Murray/ISPCAHomer was rescued from unsuitable living condition along with his mate Marge and has since given birth to more piglets. These adorable pigs were not used to human contact but will thrive in a home environment with daily interaction. They will require secure fencing with warm dry shelter with lots of cozy straw.Pic: Carmel Murray/ISPCAThese adorable little piglets will be looking for homes soon when they are eight weeks old and weaned from their mother Marge. They need to be rehomed in at least pairs or small groups and all will be neutered before rehoming.Pic: Carmel Murray/ISPCAJoy is a beautiful Connemara cross pony and will mature to 12 or 13 hands high. She was rescued as a young foal with her mother after they were abandoned. Joy is timid and takes a little time to trust new people. She will make a fantastic pony with a little time and patience. She will need consistent and kind handling.Pic: Carmel Murray/ISPCAIce is one of many donkeys available for rehoming at the National Animal CentrePic: Carmel Murray/ISPCAKia is one of many dogs looking for a homePic: Carmel Murray/ISPCAThe ISPCA has a selection of bunnies looking for new loving homes.People interested in rehoming animals are invited to visit the ISPCA National Animal Centre, Derryglogher Lodge, Keenagh, Co Longford, on the main R392 between Ballymahon and Lanesborough, Co Longford. THE ISPCA IS searching for the perfect home for these animals – from the large to the little, they require a special place to live.Grace O’Brien, fundraising manager of the ISPCA ,said that donkeys and horses are difficult to home, given that they need space and are expensive to keep. “People need to have space,” she explained.Donkeys are having a particularly hard time at the moment – they used to be big money in the boom times but now they are being discarded.She explained that a lot of people don’t want to pay to have their male donkeys castrated, and this leads to problems. The ISPCA has taken in many donkeys who have been abandoned and dumped. Donkeys are not equipped for Irish weather, so need shelter, and also need a companion donkey or horse.OverbreedingPeople are overbreeding and not neutering their animals, and among those being overbred are rabbits and goats, as well as pigs. The ISPCA currently has piglets that badly need homes as they weren’t being looked after properly.What these new owners need to provide is the knowledge, space and ability to feed these animals properly and provide them with shelter.It’s not a matter of taking them in and dumping them in a field.When it comes to dogs, people tend to go for the puppies, said O’Brien, making it harder to home an older dog or dog that isn’t as ‘cute’.Some dogs, particularly huskies, have become very popular, but don’t suit every home. Huskies, for example, need two long walks a day, lots of space and a suitable family. The ISPCA does home checks on all families who want to home an animal.Below are some animals currently at the ISPCA in Longford looking for their forever home:Pic: Carmel Murray/ISPCARoz was born at the ISPCA National Animal Centre and will be available for rehoming after weaning from her mother Ash in October – or they could be rehomed together straight away.Pic: Carmel Murray/ISPCAAsh was abandoned on a mountain and was in very poor condition when rescued by the ISPCA. She is a gentle 13.3hh and will make a lovely riding pony in time when trained.Pic: Carmel Murray/ISPCAThere are eight adorable black Labrador cross puppies who will be looking for kind loving homes in approximately two weeks’ time.Pic: Carmel Murray/ISPCACharlie is a beautiful one-year-old black collie dog looking for a quiet home, preferably with another dog for company. He needs a patient new owner to show him the love and affection he has been starved of all his life.Pic: Carmel Murray/ISPCADizzy is an older cat and is looking for a quiet home to see out the rest of her days in luxury. She is vaccinated, treated for parasites, neutered and litter trained. Opening hours: 11.30am to 4.00pm, Wednesdays – Sundays (inclusive) and closed Christmas Day and New Years Day. Tel: 043 33 25035 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead: New life for rescued Leitrim dogs as they are rehomed>
If you managed to catch a glimpse of Sarah Palin’s forthcoming book America by Heart : Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag on Gawker last week, consider yourself lucky (?). Excerpts from Palin’s sophomore tome popped up on the gossip site last Thursday, prompting a copyright infringement suit from the book’s publisher.Gawker published 14 excerpts from the book, which is set to launch tomorrow. Interested parties can still view the previews through a Google Webcache. Palin responded to the leak by tweeting “The publishing world is LEAKING out-of-context excerpts of my book w/out my permission? Isn’t that illegal?”AdChoices广告Gawker’s Maureen O’Connor responded by writing, “”You may want to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the law,” and linking to Wikipedia’s fair use entry.Palin’s publisher, Harper Collins, meanwhile, responded with a lawsuit. A federal district judge in Manhattan ordered the excerpts removed. A hearing will follow on November 30th, by which point you all will surely have secured your copies of America by Heart : Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag.
Barnes and Noble prépare sa nouvelle génération de NookLa troisième génération de liseuse du libraire américain Barnes & Noble serait dans les starting block en vue d’une sortie au printemps prochain.Le libraire américain, l’un des plus important, ne compte pas laisser le marché à Amazon ou encore Apple. Si l’édition du livre survit tant bien que mal, le numérique et les e-books semblent plus que jamais être l’évolution de ce secteur et Barnes & Noble suit le mouvement. La prochaine Nook se rapprocherait donc du Nook Simple Touch (notre photo) et serait plus petite que la Kindle Fire d’Amazon. Selon le PDG de Barnes & Noble, Bill Lynch, la firme représenterait 27% du secteur des ebooks et compterait 300 personnes travaillant sur ses liseuses. La nouvelle tablette Nook permettrait encore de renforcer l’emprise de ce géant américain du livre, même si celui-ci a prévu des pertes en 2012 liées à la chute des ventes format papier.Les faits de Fahrenheit 451 ne se réaliseront certainement jamais donc, surtout si l’avenir du livre se trouve dans la tablette (ou la liseuse).Le 4 février 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambert
Edinson Cavani is keen on seeing out his current contract with Paris Saint-Germain after ruling out a return to Napoli before 2020.Cavani admitted staying with the Ligue 1 champions was his primary objective amid strong speculations linking him with a second spell at Napoli.“Right now, I’m playing towards the end of my contract and possibly my career,” the 31-year-old told Football Italia via L’Equipe.PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“I’ll be 33 going on 34 when it’s up. I don’t know if I’ll continue after 2020 and if my next contract will be in Paris, but I feel good here and I want to see my contract out.”The recent news would be like music to the ears of PSG fans who adore the Uruguayan star as they bid to land their first ever Champions League trophy.PSG were paired with the much improved Red Devils in the round of 16 and the tie is set to be explosive considering United’s current excellent form under caretaker boss Solskjaer.
MIAMI (WSVN) – A permanent closure of Northeast 12th Street will soon start as workers prepare to build a new signature bridge.Beginning on Monday, Northeast 12th Street will be closed from Biscayne Boulevard to Northeast First Avenue.Motorists are advised to plan their morning commute accordingly.Click here for more information on the traffic pattern.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
A March 12 On Base story inaccurately said opposition from Madison, Wis., residents to the Air Force’s plan to base 18 F-35A fighter jets at Truax Field Air National Guard Base “has intensified.” That story was based on news coverage of a Feb. 28 listening session organized by local lawmakers which was attended by several dozen individuals, many of whom opposed the plan due to concerns about aircraft noise and other issues. A subsequent open house sponsored by the Air Force on March 8 as part of the required environmental analysis and public scoping process attracted 350 or more people. Estimates from that event indicated no more than 10 to 15 percent of attendees expressed concerns about the plan or opposed it.Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton Dan Cohen AUTHOR
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Survival games are all the rage these days on PC, and that success is spilling over onto consoles. No better example is there than ARK: Survival Evolved, which was recently released on Xbox One through the Xbox Preview Program. This early-access preview of the game has met with great success, and the developers plan to bring more features to the game in the following months.Over on Xbox Wire, Jesse Rapczak, co-founder and co-creative director at Studio Wildcard, said that in the next seven months players can expect community feedback to be integrated into the Xbox One version of the game with regular updates every two weeks or so. These updates will include features like split-screen support, gamepad customization, UI improvements, tweaks to current game modes, balancing improvements, and all the content that the PC version of the game will receive.The early-access trial was launched on Xbox One on December 16. Just under a week of its release, over one million people downloaded the game, causing Studio Wildcard to put up additional servers to accommodate the influx of users. Though the game has been available on the PC as an early access title for many months now, the player count on the Xbox One has actually surpassed that of the PC version. An incredible feat considering that ARK for Xbox One has been out for such a short time.“We extend a dino-sized THANK YOU to the community for embracing the exciting and unique opportunity of Microsoft’s Xbox Game Preview program by immediately jumping in to play and positively impact ARK’s Xbox One development in such a measurable way,” said Rapczak. “Kudos also to Microsoft, Xbox and the ID@XBOX teams, who have gone above and beyond the past few months to help us meet our timeline for launch this holiday season. We’re finally taming and riding dinosaurs from the comfort of our living rooms due in no small part to their efforts and support.”The final version of ARK: Survival Evolved is set to be released for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in June of 2016.
As Croke explains it, quantum information sent over secure channels, mainly for cryptography purposes, is sent in a specific state. She provides a scenario, via email, in which a sender (referred to in quantum cryptography as Alice) encodes information for a recipient (denoted as Bob):“Alice and Bob have pre-agreed what states could be sent, and what information each of these represents. Thus Alice encodes a message by preparing a quantum system in one of the pre-agreed states. When Bob receives the system, his job is to determine which quantum state the system is in, in order to decode the information sent by Alice. When the state arrives Bob doesn’t know what that state is, and thus needs to make a measurement to try to find out which state he has received.” Non-orthogonal quantum states are preferred for cryptography because eavesdroppers have no way to perfectly decode the message. Additionally, it is possible to detect possible eavesdroppers because quantum systems are disturbed by any attempt at measurement. So, in principle, not only would a third party be unable to decode the message at all, but such an intruder would be detected by Alice and Bob. “[ I ]t is not so much that quantum information is sent over secure channels in quantum cryptography, rather that the channel is secure because it is a quantum channel,” Croke writes in an email.Croke and her colleagues have demonstrated a method that can be used when confidence in the result is more important than whether or not a result is obtained. “With other methods,” says Croke, “you always get a result. But it could be the wrong result. Our experiment shows a way that you may not always get a result. But when you do get a result, you can have the greatest confidence possible that it is the correct result.” With the Oxford-based experiment, that confidence is expressed as a 2/3 probability. The team from the U.K. used optical polarization in their experiment, as a two-level system with linear optical elements used to create and then manipulate the quantum states. Their implementation shows that optimal maximum confidence can be achieved when attempting to identify any given state in a set of quantum states. And, while this information is obviously important in terms of cryptography, Croke also points out that it is important for quantum information processing. “After all,” she insists, “You need to make some sort of measurement, and you need to be able to extract the information received from the computation.”But, while Croke thinks that the method described in this paper could be useful to quantum information processing, she admits that she isn’t sure how practicable it would be. “We’re not sure exactly how it would work,” she says. “There are several architectures under development for use in quantum information processing. One such architecture is linear optics, using photons as information carriers. The type of measurement described in our paper could easily be applied to these systems.” Croke continues: “For other architectures such as ion trap, cold atom, NMR, linear optics using coherent states, it may not be as easy to implement this sort of measurement. We have been talking to people working in quantum computing to find out what sort of states they may be interested in discriminating between, and we are thinking about whether it is possible to implement the optimal maximum confidence strategy for these systems.By Miranda Marquit, Copyright 2006 PhysOrg.com When it comes to quantum information processing and cryptography, retrieving information encoded in orthogonal quantum states can, in principle, be done perfectly (although in practice it may be hard to implement). When it comes to non-orthogonal quantum states, however, the necessary discrimination between states in order to extract information becomes a daunting task. Sarah Croke of the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow in Scotland explains how non-orthogonal states are different:“It is not that the measurement is difficult experimentally, rather that perfect discrimination is actually forbidden by the laws of physics. Since people started thinking about using quantum states to store and manipulate information, it has become important to know how to optimally discriminate between different quantum states because at some point it will be necessary to retrieve the information encoded in a quantum system, and to do this it is necessary to try to measure its state.” Croke points out that in non-orthogonal quantum states, some error will always be involved. The idea, she says, is to minimize the probability that the wrong state will be chosen, thus improving the probability that the state carrying the intended quantum information will be chosen. “We have designed a network such that the probabilities for what we want from these more complicated measurements are higher,” Croke tells PhysOrg.com via telephone. “For this network when the result of measurement leads us to identify a certain state, the probability that the system really was in that state is maximized.”Croke and her co-authors, Peter Mosley and Ian Walmsley at the University of Oxford and Stephen Barnett at the University of Strathclyde, are the first to experimentally realize an explicit improvement in the confidence of quantum state discrimination in linearly dependent states over the optimal minimum error measurement. Indeed, until the results of this experiment, which are published in Physical Review Letters in an article titled, “Experimental Realization of Maximum Confidence Quantum State Discrimination for the Extraction of Quantum Information”, the possibility of such confidence for linearly dependent states was in question, although it had been demonstrated for linearly independent states.“In our experiment,” Croke explains, “we use three states. It is the simplest example of a linearly dependent set, and the measurement has four possible outcomes. We show how to maximize the probability that you will get the correct answer — that you can have greater confidence that the state you have found is, in fact, the state containing the information sent to you.” Croke says that the fourth result in the experiment is inconclusive, providing no information at all. However, she insists, “If any of the other three results are obtained, we can be as confident as possible that the state indicated really was the state that entered the optical network.” Citation: Maximizing Confidence in Quantum Information Decoding (2006, November 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2006-11-maximizing-confidence-quantum-decoding.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Aug. 31, 2009 – Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. is featuring the MAYFIELD Infinity XR2 Radiolucent Cranial Stabilization system, which provides rigid skeletal fixation of a patient’s skull for use in neurosurgical procedures that utilize X-ray, fluoroscopy, digital subtraction angiography (DSA) or CT imaging modalities, at the XIV World Congress of Neurological Surgery in Boston, Mass., Aug.30 – Sep. 3, 2009.The MAYFIELD Infinity XR2 Skull Clamp has received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration and CE Mark Certification in the European Union.Many cerebrovascular procedures, such as aneurysm and arteriovenous malformation (AVM) repair, require fluoroscopy to visualize blood vessels in the bony environment of the skull. Fluoroscopy is also used in the precise placement of cervical spinal implants. Both types of procedures require rigid skeletal fixation. Metal cranial stabilization equipment can cause unwanted image artifacts that hinder the capabilities and usefulness of the fluoroscopy image. The new MAYFIELD Infinity XR2 Radiolucent system allows neurosurgeons to perform fluoroscopy during neurosurgical procedures without compromising image quality. In addition, the new system has been specifically designed to meet the positioning challenges posed by the small size of the pediatric patient.The MAYFIELD Infinity XR2 Radiolucent Cranial Stabilization System consists of the XR2 Skull Clamp, along with the more robust XR2 Base Unit, and the XR2 Tri-Star Adaptor for use with image guided surgical systems. The MAYFIELD Infinity XR2 Base Unit provides a wide imaging window and easy-to-assemble linkage; it is constructed with composite materials for improved rigidity, strength and durability, all while retaining a high versatility of product maneuverability for optimal patient positioning. The MAYFIELD Infinity XR2 Skull Clamp includes both a quarter turn lock/unlock mechanism on the dual-pin side for easier application to the patient’s head, and the unique ability to switch the dual-pin rocker arm from adult to pediatric, quickly and without tools.For more information: www.Integra-LS.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Video Player is loading.Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | August 31, 2009 Radiolucent Cranial Stabilization Takes the Spotlight at Neurological Surgery Conference Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Travelweek Group Posted by TORONTO — Victours has launched two new brochures offering Africa and India. Each is a stand-alone book offering safaris and tours to various destinations.In Africa Victours covers the safari lands of East Africa, namely Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. In Southern Africa, itineraries include South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia.Victours’ India brochure meanwhile offers coverage on the Indian-subcontinent and also includes Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and Sri Lanka. For stopover opportunities enroute there are several hotel stays and touring options in Dubai.Victours has been handling FIT and group requests to both Africa and India for several years, says Victours’ General Manager, Product and Marketing, Firdosh Bulsara.“The success and growth of Victours’ business in this part of the world has prompted us to expand our market share through the support of the travel trade,” says Bulsara.For more information and for reservations call (416) 736-6613 or 1-800-668-7475 or email email@example.com. Victours’ Africa & India brochures now in distribution Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Share Tags: Victours << Previous PostNext Post >>
JPMorgan: Spending Rises With Predictable Rate Drops A new JPMorgan Chase Institute report highlights the link between interest rate changes and consumer spending for homeowners with adjustable-rate vs. fixed-rate mortgages.The study, released on Thursday, could provide valuable insight to housing policy makers regarding how their actions affect the type of mortgage a homeowner chooses as well as how they impact the consumption habits of homeowners with ARMs, compared to those with fixed rates, throughout the business cycle.From Chase’s 6 million mortgage customers, the study focused on a group of 4,321 homeowners meeting specific criteria, including having a hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage originating between 2005 and 2007 and a Chase credit card active during the prior 24 months. The predictable, lower-interest rate reset at the five-year mark was both preceded and followed by an increase in consumer credit-card spending by the group—even exceeding their mortgage-related savings.Among the highlights of the report:Forty-four percent of the surveyed homeowners experienced a large drop in their hybrid ARM payment at reset, representing more than 5 percent of their monthly income on average.Homeowners increased their spending by 9 percent in advance of the mortgage payment drop and by 15 percent afterward. That occurred in spite of the considerable decline in housing value. They used credit card borrowing to finance 21 percent of their pre-reset anticipatory spending increase. Post-reset, they further increased their revolving balances. Over the full two-year period studied, the homeowners’ total spending increase exceeded their mortgage-related savings by 4 percent.Homeowners applied their mortgage savings across all spending categories, but primarily used their additional funds for home improvements, followed by healthcare, for which they may have been delaying payment.The 30-year, 5/1 ARMs originated between April 2005 and December 2007, resetting to a lower interest rate and mortgage payment between April 2010 and December 2012 as the Federal Reserve pursued a low-interest-rate policy to reverse the economic stagnation caused by the Great Recession.The same circumstances also resulted in a dramatic fall in property values. Between origination and reset, median home values for the homeowners surveyed fell by nearly a quarter (or some $84,000). However, the precipitous dip in home values and the accompanying rising loan-to-value ratio did not rein in the homeowners’ increased spending in response to a rise in their monthly income.The report’s authors note that a variety of factors and changing market conditions affect the type of mortgages homeowners obtain as well as how their spending habits react to interest rate fluctuations, highlighting the need for additional research to use in contemplating future housing and monetary policy. April 20, 2017 511 Views rates Spending 2017-04-20 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Share
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires According to head coach Bruce Arians, the No. 7 overall pick ‘breezed’ through his conditioning test, impressing fellow teammates in the process.Among them, the man he’ll be charged with protecting in 2013, quarterback Carson Palmer.“I love his attitude,” Palmer said Monday. “He’s a glass-half-full guy with a happy-go-lucky smile on his face. [He] loves football. It’s hard to love football at the offensive line position in training camp. “To come in and run the conditioning test right off the bat and then get thrown in the first play with a smile on his face the entire time is what I like seeing.”Now a contagious personality and a hearty smile are nice attributes to have this time of year, but they’ll only get a lineman so far, especially one paid to be a difference maker right away for a much-maligned unit.In Palmer’s eyes, though, Cooper — the player and the person — has already shown he’s every bit deserving of being the highest-drafted guard since 1998.“I don’t care what position you play, when you look like that and are as athletic as he is and smart; and I’ve only been around him for a little while but he seems like a good dude and a good person,” said Palmer. “He’s going to be a great guy in the community, and he’s going to represent the organization well. You can’t draft guys like that high enough.” Pass the conditioning test in front of the entire team? Check.Impress the starting quarterback with your attitude? Check.Handle the first training camp practice with ease?For Cardinals rookie guard Jonathan Cooper, the answer seems to be an emphatic check. 0 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories – / 25 The first day of training camp for any NFL rookie, especially one taken in the top 10 of the NFL Draft, can be daunting to say the least.When it takes an extra three days to get there due to a financial holdup, well, even more so.Yet, Arizona Cardinals guard Jonathan Cooper didn’t appear to sweat the small stuff or the big stuff when he took the field at University of Phoenix Stadium for his first training camp walkthrough Monday. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling
Kevin Patra: 1) Patrick Peterson 2) Richard Sherman 3) Desmond Trufant I’m more bullish on Trufant than most.NFL Network’s Eric Davis:Eric Davis: 1) Patrick Peterson 2) Richard Sherman 3) Chris Harris Jr.Peterson can match up against any receiver in the league, and if the ball touches his hands, you have to be concerned about his ability to score. Sherman is one of the best players on a defensive unit that’s been in the top two for the last three or four seasons. Harris has posted three good seasons in a row. He doesn’t give up touchdowns and gets his team off the field on third down.NFL Network analyst and former NFL offensive guard Jamie Dukes:Jamie Dukes: 1) Patrick Peterson 2) Darrelle Revis 3) Richard ShermanPeterson clearly had the best year of all the league’s corners. Revis is still playing at a high level despite his injuries. Sherman has been a top-tier corner on a consistently great defense. Sherman, meanwhile, is also a five year NFL veteran. Out of Stanford, the 28-year-old had 14 passes defensed and two interceptions last season. Since 2011, Sherman leads the NFL in interceptions with 24, while tied for second is Peterson with 15.A multitude of writers and broadcasters submitted their picks for the league’s first-, second- and third-best cornerbacks and explained their selections. Here are the ballots for each analyst that picked Peterson first:NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt:Gil Brandt: 1) Patrick Peterson 2) Richard Sherman 3) Marcus Peters Peterson has the ideal size and speed for the position. He’s the only defensive player in NFL history to make five Pro Bowls before turning 26. I don’t think anybody in the NFL is better than Sherman at locking down one side of the field; his teammates feed off him. Peters was tested as a rookie and passed with flying colors. There’s no reason to think he can’t be even better in 2016.NFL Network’s Charley Casserly:Charley Casserly: 1) Patrick Peterson 2) Josh Norman 3) Richard ShermanDespite what Josh Norman says, there is no Champ Bailey, Darrell Green or Deion Sanders in this group. Peterson has been the most consistent all-around player at the position recently. Norman is a physical press CB. Meanwhile, Harris gets overshadowed by his teammate, Aqib Talib, but is still a better pure man-coverage CB.NFL Network analyst and former NFL wide receiver Nate Burleson: Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson gestures during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Richard Sherman called himself the best corner in the game after the 2014 NFC Championship Game, but now, Patrick Peterson might have him beat.In a recent vote by NFL analysts, the Seahawks defensive back won ‘silver medal’ and was the top pick by many pundits as the league’s best corner. Still, the Cardinals’ Peterson took home the gold, securing 12 first-place picks of 21 panelists.In 2015, Peterson had 33 tackles, eight passes defensed and two interceptions as the 13-3 Cardinals’ No. 1 corner. Through five seasons, the LSU alum has 17 interceptions and 58 passes defensed in 80 games. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Marcas Grant: 1) Patrick Peterson 2) Chris Harris Jr. 3) Richard ShermanThe title of top shutdown corner in the NFL has traded hands quite a bit over the last few years, but right now, it belongs to Peterson. This time next year, this list could be completely rearranged.NFL Media analyst/host Dave Dameshek:Dave Dameshek: 1) Patrick Peterson 2) Richard Sherman 3) Darrelle RevisWith our national obsession over “elite QBs” shifting to “shutdown corners” the last couple years, “Pat Pete” has emerged as the best CB in the game. Sherman deserves credit for proving doubters wrong by “traveling” all over the field with opponents’ best WRs in ’15. And I know Revis wasn’t great last year … but he deserves at least one year’s worth of benefit of the doubt.NFL.com columnist and radio host Adam Schein:Adam Schein: 1) Patrick Peterson 2) Richard Sherman 3) Josh Norman Calais Campbell compared Peterson to Deion Sanders in his prime on my CBS Sports Network show, “Time to Schein.” Enough said.NFL.com fantasy football analyst Alex Gelhar:Alex Gelhar: 1) Patrick Peterson 2) Richard Sherman 3) Josh NormanPeterson’s performance in 2015 — after being diagnosed with diabetes, following a substandard 2014 campaign — re-established him as the game’s top corner. Sherman proved he could shadow No. 1 WRs in 2015, adding to his résumé, while Norman is a solid bronze-medal winner.NFL.com writer Kevin Patra: Top Stories Nate Burleson: 1) Patrick Peterson 2) Josh Norman 3) Richard ShermanPeterson is the most athletic corner in the league, while Norman’s make-up speed and length keep him in every play. Sherman is a smart player and that — combined with his other attributes — gives opposing receivers fits.NFL Network and NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison:Elliot Harrison: 1) Patrick Peterson 2) Darrelle Revis 3) Jason Verrett Patrick Peterson has come a long way over his five-year career and is no longer overvalued at corner. He often sticks with the No. 1 receiver, as opposed to being a cog in a system. He is also a team leader in Arizona. Many are anticipating the decline of Darrelle Revis. Maybe he had an off year in 2015, but I am not ready to put him out to stud just yet. Jason Verrett is an oft-forgotten fantastic player in San Diego — have a feeling about him this year.NFL Network analyst and former NFL fullback Michael Robinson:Michael Robinson: 1) Patrick Peterson 2) Richard Sherman 3) Chris Harris Jr.Peterson is very physical and aggressive. He wins matchups against the league’s top receivers, week in and week out. Sherman’s length and intelligence allow him to consistently make plays. Harris played a vital role in Denver’s championship campaign, and he doesn’t shy away from challenges.NFL.com fantasy football analyst Marcas Grant: Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
INSURANCE companies expressed their concern on Thursday over the sudden announcement of the introduction of a so-called mini NHS by Health Minister Giorgos Pamborides.The companies’ association, SAEK, said there were gaps and questions concerning the ministry’s intentions.“The gradual implementation of the NHS is a step in the right direction,” SAEK said, “but there is no point in a proposal, which refers a larger number of patients to an already problematic public organisation that cannot serve the ones it currently has.”Last week, Pamborides announced a “mini-NHS” to be introduced in mid-2017, with limited contributions by employees and employers – 1 per cent of wages each – to be applicable only at public hospitals, as a stepping stone to full implementation of a single-payer universal coverage health system.The measure aims to funnel funds into state hospitals, which are slated to become financially and administratively autonomous as of January 1, 2017.SAEK said the proposal also deprived people of a choice of doctor and hospital when insurance schemes and other health plans gave them that right.“The huge problems displayed in the effort to implement it make it blatantly obvious that the planning, dating back to the 90s, needs to be reviewed and modernised.” You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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