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Business profile Max Ouzas Prestige Cars

first_imgIn 1981, Max Ouzas opened a family business that would deliver quality used prestige vehicles to Australians. A family business through-and-through, Max works alongside his son Stefanos, nephew Bill. Even his wife Julia will help out from time to time, ensuring this business remains a tight-knit family affair. There was no question in Stefanos’ mind that he would enter the family business. His mother told him as a young boy he would follow his dad Max into work, spending his school holiday’s answering the phones and washing cars – to the point he’d ask the salesmen for five cents for following up on potential clients for them. It was a natural progression for Stefanos to follow in his father’s footsteps. And now, as his father is reduces a few of the responsibilities – although he still comes in every day – Stefanos has stepped up to the plate and now oversees more of the day-to-day running of the company. “My role is day-to-day running and managing the business,” explains Stefanos. “I am still involved in selling and buying and along with all the paperwork.” Prestige vehicles are a luxury, but buying a prestige quality used vehicle makes that luxury even more attainable for the everyday Australian. And being in the business for so long, and with so much experience, Stefanos is able to find the perfect car to suit your needs. “Finding out what they need out of a vehicle is our job,” Stefanos told Neos Kosmos. He says within five minutes of conversing with a client, he can usually tell what car would suit them. To find out what car is suitable for each individual Stefanos says they ask their customers about their needs. “We ask things like, is it only them in the car? Is it going to be a family vehicle? Do they have kids, grand kids? Are they single? Is it to be driven every day, only on the weekends, or at night? How big do they feel like they want to go – do they want to go up to a four wheel drive or a two door sports car? “Once you get that you find out a bit more about their personality, because every car is different in it’s own way and you know every brand. One will suit them more than the other.” Stefanos says what sets them apart is being a tight-knit family business with years of experience that gives them the credibility to offer this kind of advice. And it all comes down to customer service. “Being a small business and a family business it’s really important to us that everyone is satisfied at the end of the day. “Every client has to feel special and they are to us. We value every single one of our clients that buy a car. Like I tell everyone, I don’t want to sell you one car, I want to sell your whole family cars so I want to establish that relationship and keep it going.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Glasgow City Council agrees 6 annual pay increase for school janitors

first_imgJanitors who work for Glasgow City Council in primary, nursery and additional support for learning (ASL) schools and are members of the trade union Unison have agreed a 6% annual pay increase following a long-running pay dispute.The pay deal, which came into effect on 14 August 2017, will increase the annual pay of all janitors working in the city by £1,184 a year, with 196 janitors moving up a pay grade.Weekly working hours will be reduced from 41.5 hours a week to 40 hours a week, and janitors will now be able to take holidays during term-time. The janitors will receive a £520 working context payment, which relates to occasions when staff have to undertake dirty or outside work and heavy lifting. Janitors will be also be required to provide some sickness and holiday cover to other janitors under the new deal.The deal also includes the creation of 35 senior janitor positions, who will receive a staged £4,000 annual pay rise over the next two years.In January 2016, Unison members began a boycott of all heavy lifting, outside and dirty duties. This was followed by 67 days of strike action in March 2016, taken in three, five and 10-day blocks.In January 2017, Glasgow City Council body Cordia offered a deal that included a pay rise but reduced jobs. This offer was withdrawn by the previous council administration in March 2017.Susan Aitken, leader at Glasgow City Council, said: “I am pleased we have been able to bring about a positive end to this dispute, which has been one of longest disputes in Glasgow City Council in recent decades. This dispute was allowed to drag on far too long by the previous administration.“We promised parents and pupils this would be a priority for the city government. [This] agreement means we start the new school year with a deal that works for the janitors, the council and Glasgow’s schools. I am confident that this delivers a fair and sustainable justice for the jannies, alongside service reform without being unfair to other staff groups.“I am grateful to the workforce, trade unions and officers who have worked hard to bring about this resolution with their efforts across the summer; along with our city treasurer, Allan Gow, and city convener for workforce, Feargal Dalton.”A spokesperson at Unison added: “The dispute shows that [employees] can win if they are determined and organised, supported by their local branch and the wider the trade union, escalate strike action when necessary, involve the wider community and build pressure on elected politicians at key points.”last_img read more

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Hispanic American Firefighters Miami Seaquarium host show for special needs students

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Some special needs students were treated to a special holiday show, Thursday.The Hispanic American Firefighter’s Association teamed up with the Miami Seaquarium and Santa Claus to hold a party for 900 Miami-Dade students with special needs.The children enjoyed the Flipper Dolphin Show and a meal before Santa passed out gifts to all of the children.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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POLICE LOG for November 20 OUI Drug Arrest After Vehicle Ends Up

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Tuesday, November 20, 2018:Michael A. Ferretti (24, Westford) was arrested for OUI Drugs; Marked Lanes Violation; Negligent Operation Of A Motor Vehicle; & Possession Of An Open Container Of Alcohol In Motor Vehicle. A McDonald Road homeowner called police after Ferretti drove and parked his vehicle on the homeowner’s lawn. (4:08am)A Fed Ex employee reported a large amount of cut up tree debris was dumped in parking lot on Cornell Place. (7:49am)A Parker Street resident reported his mailbox was knocked over last night. (12:04pm)A caller reported a tractor trailer unit went over Butters Row Bridge and caused a traffic back up. (5:12pm)A 15-year-old home alone reported someone might be in her house. Police responded. The child’s father had come home ten minutes early and threw a snowball at his daughter’s window. (7:49pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 26: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Tractor Trailer Takes Out Wall, Signs & HydrantIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 5: OUI Drugs Arrest; Man Issued Summons After Fleeing From CrashIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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This is what comes standard in the midengine 2020 Chevy Corvette

first_img • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette blends the new and the familiar Enlarge ImageI don’t know how Chevrolet managed to turn a mid-engine sports coupe into a bargain, but it did, and the industry is all the better for it. Chevrolet Chevrolet may have debuted the 2020 Corvette in front of a global audience hungry to finally see the first production mid-engine ‘Vette, but there’s still a whole lot we don’t know about the thing, including what sort of kit is included on the entry-level, sub-$60,000 model. But thanks to a recently published order guide, we can finally get some answers.General Motors recently published the order guide for the 2020 C8 Corvette, and its list of standard equipment is pretty solid, even in its simplest 1LT form. In terms of creature comforts, the base Corvette includes dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and start, two power-adjustable seats, a power tilt-and-telescope steering column and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Strangely enough, heated seats are not standard.There’s a whole lot of standard tech in the 2020 Corvette, too. The infotainment system has an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM and HD Radio, and it pipes tunes out through a 10-speaker Bose sound system. There’s a high-definition backup camera, as well as NFC phone pairing that only requires holding your phone up to the infotainment screen. Chevy’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot is in there, too. Rear parking sensors, LED headlights, remote start and a 12-inch gauge cluster screen are all standard, too. Solid.2020 Chevy C8 Corvette StingrayEnlarge ImageIf you want to get weird with your interior motif, you’ll have to opt for the 3LT trim, which will send the price a bit further north, although we’re not sure by how much. Chevrolet Of course, moving up to the 2LT or 3LT trims bestows even more goodies upon you. 2LT adds embedded navigation, a color HUD (head-up display), wireless device charging, a 14-speaker Bose audio system and a curb-view camera on the front bumper. Seat heating and ventilation are standard on 2LT, as well, in addition to a heated steering wheel, blind-spot monitoring and a rearview mirror that houses a screen that can show a feed from the backup camera. 2LT also adds the Corvette’s front-lift system to help get over steep driveway curbs.The 3LT trim takes things even further with different bucket seats (competition seats can be had on any trim, for an additional cost), a leather-wrapped interior and microfiber upper interior trim. It’s also the trim that lets you choose a custom interior trim and seat combination.All three trims can opt for the Z51 performance package that pushes the Corvette’s 0-to-60 time down under 3 seconds. This adds performance brakes, a sportier suspension, a performance exhaust, an adjusted rear axle ratio, a limited-slip differential, proper summer tires, better cooling and a bit more aero. The suspension and exhaust can be installed separately, as well, the latter of which is said to add about 5 horsepower itself. (Hat tip to Jalopnik!) 1:55 2020 Chevy Corvette: First look at the mid-engined wonder 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See All Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Tags reading • This is what comes standard in the mid-engine 2020 Chevy Corvette Performance Cars Sports Cars Coupes 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Chevrolet 0 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Apple Post a comment 55 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 4G LTE Chevrolet Apple More From Roadshowlast_img read more

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Hoffman Halford Prepare for Walker Transition Weekend

first_imgHoffman and Halford speak as Bill Walker and Byron Mallott look on. (Photo from Walker campaign)Bethel’s Ana Hoffman and former Senate President Rick Halford are chairing incoming Governor Bill Walker’s transition team. Walker is racing towards inauguration next month.Download AudioHoffman and Halford are pulling together stakeholders in 17 topic areas, from budgets and subsistence to the National Guard and education. Those people will attend this weekend’s transition conference to prepare briefings for Walker and Mallott. Hoffman says they’re seeking a demographic that’s representative of Alaska.“We’re trying to reach out to a variety of age groups, males, females democrats, and republicans, people who work in both rural and urban Alaska, so all those perspectives can be shared and can contribute toward the end product,” said Hoffman.Over the weekend, about 200 people will gather at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus with the incoming Governor and Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott to dig deep into the state’s most pressing issues.“We’ll get together and identify the most significant area of concern, areas where we can reach consensus, and steps forward for implementation. The groups will spend time identifying areas under those specific topics where the stakeholders couldn’t reach consensus but try to identify items that can be overcome and work toward implementing those areas where they can overcome their differences,” said Hoffman.Hoffman says the group will work more with policy issues and less with any personnel decisions for the incoming administration.Walker must submit a budget to the legislature in less than a month. While he’s been campaigning around the state, the price of oil has dropped well below forecasts, leading to deficit spending for the legislature and lean budgets in the near future. Hoffman says the state’s fiscal reality will play into every discussion this weekend.“I’m sure that all of the different areas, such as infrastructure, natural resources, public safety, revitalizing the National Guard, in all of those areas, I’m sure everyone would agree they need more services. But before those discussions happen, participants will all need to understand what type of budget constraints we’re facing in the state, and with that in mind, what sort of things we can continue to strive toward,” said Hoffman.Walker is slated to be sworn in December 1st.last_img read more

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Senior Care Center Key to Development Plan

first_imgThis drawing shows tentative plans for a senior complex along Revilla Road. The plan includes a senior care facility, condos for seniors, and housing and services for employees of the senior center. (Image from Ward Cove Group development proposal.)A long-range plan to develop borough-owned land in Ketchikan’s Ward Lake-Revilla Road area is inching forward, albeit with hesitation on the part of the Borough Assembly.Download AudioA huge part of the Ward Cove Group’s development plan is a proposed senior housing complex, close to the intersection of Revilla Road and North Tongass Highway. The company’s president told the Assembly that he’s been carefully researching senior centers over the years, and has a good idea of the kind of facility he’d like to see built.Ketchikan has a shortage of housing options for senior citizens, specifically seniors who need assistance. Ward Cove Group President David Spokely said seniors often have to leave town, because there just isn’t space at the Pioneers Home, the state-run senior care center.“When I came here years and years ago, there was a six year waiting list for senior housing,” he said. “There’s still a six-year waiting list.”Spokely said his vision for the senior center is a true home, with different levels of assistance and various services, such as an urgent care medical clinic for seniors.He said one section would be for seniors with memory problems.“The best place I found Down South was, they have about four rooms that open up into a 20-foot by 40-foot corridor, that corridor has a little coffee shop and sitting area. It looks like someone’s living room,” he said. “So when you come out of your assisted-living room, you come right out into a living room that everybody is combined in. No hallways, no corridors, no place to get lost.”There would be another section for residents who don’t have dementia, but need regular physical care; and for those residents who can move around independently, Spokely said the proposed facility has places to go.“The center area is a food court, basically a community area where you can get food and services, a little movie theater,” he said. “Just an indoor community center that you would expect to find in a typical downtown area.”Another section would offer apartments and condos for seniors who don’t need assistance, but want to take advantage of some of those services offered through the center.“We’re looking at a senior community that (would) not just serve the people of Ketchikan, but to be an attraction to the rest of the state,” he said. “To invite people so they don’t have to go to Seattle and live without family members, and leave the state of Alaska to get care.”All this might sound too good to be feasible, but Spokely said he has spent a lot of time researching senior care centers, and figuring out what is possible for Ketchikan.“Most people take vacations at Disneyland. Ask my wife, our vacations are going through senior centers throughout the Northwest, and urgent care centers, asking them how they operate and how they fund it,” he said.Spokely said starting the overall development with the senior center makes economic sense, because there is an established need for that service. He mentioned his mother-in-law, who has lived in Ketchikan since 1946.“She still gets up, still walks every day, whether it’s raining or not all year round and she loves the rain,” he said. “She’s not going south. But at some point, she’s not going to be able to stay in her apartment anymore.”Spokely said the senior center is for his mother-in-law, and seniors like her, who want to keep on walking in the rain.Here’s a PDF version of the development proposal:   WardCoveGroupProposallast_img read more

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Petworth Residents Express Concern about Rising Crime and Lack of Police Response

first_imgRowhomes on 8th St NW in the Petworth neighborhood. (Courtesy photo)Residents from the Petworth neighborhood in Northwest D.C. gathered at Truesdell Education Campus, located at 800 Ingraham St N.W., recently to tell the Washington Metropolitan Police (MPD) of their concerns about rising crime and poor police response.Residents complained about open prostitution, robberies and what they said was the failure of police to respond to their calls for help during their monthly Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting Oct. 21.Zillah Wesley was one of them.“I was coming home at night at like two in the morning and this guy tried to get in my friend’s car,” Wesley said. “He was drunk, and then he didn’t let me in my house. We went around the block, we came back and then we called 911, because he still wasn’t going to let me in the house.”“D.C. cops never came,” she continued.Other residents complained that assaults, robberies, and prostitution have reached a level to where it is now a part of the local economy.“Time and time again I have been complaining to a couple of police officers,” Andrene Finn said.  “Cab drivers are picking up prostitutes. Sometimes you see cab drivers sitting still. They are not just sitting there for no reason.”MPD Officers Raul Castro and Ernie Davis listened patiently and responded to the residents’ concerns.“I’m sorry that happened,” Davis said in response to Wesley’s story.  “It shouldn’t have happened like that.”The commission’s fourth district meeting Chair Donna Brockington asked about a reported sexual assault in a taxi cab in Northeast.“Was that someone taking a cab from the area or had they been picked up somewhere else?” she asked.“That we don’t know,” Davis responded. “I was told that after further investigation there was no sexual assault.”The officers told residents to not call the police directly, even if the response time is longer than expected after calling 911.“Do not call the fourth district, call 911,” Davis said.  “While they are talking to you, they can dispatch officers depending on how high or low the priority is.”Castro and Davis gave residents tips on how not to become a victim, such as closing their blinds, making sure their doors are locked and cutting down trees so possible assailants won’t have a place to hide.“Alarm systems are great,” Castro said.  “I don’t know which is the best, but I’m telling you they do work.”He also suggested that residents purchase cameras, because they are a great deterrent and let burglars know to stay away from their homes.Ward 4 commissioners Renee Bowser, Bill Quirk and Lisa Colbert also attended the meeting.last_img read more

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Google eyes nanoparticle platform as part of health rethink

first_imgIn November, Conrad also talked about Google’s health explorations at the WSJD Live conference. As a complex system, a reactive, episodic paradigm for a health system makes little sense, said Conrad. “Can you imagine,” said Conrad, “changing the oil in your car when the engine is broken?” Yet that is what we do in health care. We wait and go to the mechanic when we are broken. He talked about the use of magnetic nanoparticles to monitor for signs of cancer and other diseases. He said the goal was to functionalize these nanoparticles, the nexus between biology and engineering, to make them behave the way they wanted. The idea, he said, was to swallow a pill and one could call them somewhere, trap them and then can ask them what they saw. “Over the last three years, Google has quietly built a cutting-edge health care facility,” said the magazine video. Google’s facility employs over 100 doctors and scientists. James Hamblin, senior editor at The Atlantic, sat in Mountain View, California, and spoke with Andrew Conrad, head of Google Life Sciences. Conrad told him that the group is trying to change medicine from being episodic and reactive (like going to the doctor because your arm hurts) to proactive. Google is working on a wristband that can detect cancer cells when they first appear. That would be possible in a system where they would be designing tiny magnetic particles to patrol the human body for signs of cancer and other diseases. “So imagine that you swallow a pill [You would take a pill maybe twice a month] and that pill has small things called nanoparticles in it, decorated on their surface with markers that attach to cancer cells, We have them circulate through your whole body, and we collect them in the vasculature of the arm with a magnet, and you ask them what they saw.”In brief, Google is designing a system where tiny magnetic particles patrol the human body for signs of cancer and other diseases. UPI’s Brooks Hays said that “the pill would release nanoparticles into a patient’s bloodstream; the magnetized particles would tour the body seeking out cancer cells to bind to. A wearable monitor would attract and count the particles, pulling information as to what the particles had detected.” Cancer cells, for example, would light up. How does light pass through skin? To understand that, Google started to make synthetic skin. For their arm model, they had to use materials that behave like skin with biocomponents of real arms. Also, Google is monitoring 175 healthy volunteers, collecting physiological data frequently,. The goal is to understand what defines a “healthy” person, to know what ‘normal’ is. They need to understand the baseline. In the video, Conrad, had a memorable reply when his interviewer asked if some people would feel weird having nanoparticles floating through their body as trackers. “It’s way weirder,” said Conrad, “to have cancer cells floating through your body that are constantly trying to kill you.” Google likes taking on big problems and that’s no secret. Transportation. Communication, and now Health. The Atlantic has posted a video and it is all about Google’s attempt to redefine how we manage our health. “Imagine you want to explore Parisian culture and you do it by flying a helicopter over Paris once a year. That’s what doctors do now. What we’re hoping to do is that these little particles go out, mingle with the people, we call them back to one place, and we ask them, hey what did you see?” Did you find cancer? … Too much sodium?” © 2015 Tech Xplore Google seeks way to search bodies for disease 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. Citation: Google eyes nanoparticle platform as part of health rethink (2015, January 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-01-google-eyes-nanoparticle-platform-health.html Explore furtherlast_img read more

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Why You Need a Website

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. October 27, 2004 Register Now » 5 min read Q: My business is very small, just me and two employees, and our product really can’t be sold online. Do I really need a website?A: That’s a good question. In fact, it’s one of the most important and most frequently asked questions of the digital business age. Before I answer, however, let’s flash back to the very first time I was asked this question. It was circa 1998, during the toddler years of the internet.I was giving a speech on the impact of the internet on small business at an association luncheon in Montgomery, Alabama. Back in 1998, which was decades ago in internet years, the future of e-commerce was anybody’s guess, but even the most negative futurists agreed that all the signs indicated that a large portion of future business revenues would be derived from online transactions or from offline transactions that were the result of online marketing efforts.So should your business have a website, even if your business is small and sells products or services you don’t think can be sold online? My answer in 1998 is the same as my answer today: Yes, if you have a business, you should have a website. Period. No question. Without a doubt.Also, don’t be so quick to dismiss your product as one that can’t be sold online. Nowadays, there’s very little that can’t be sold over the internet. More than 20 million shoppers are now online, purchasing everything from books to computers to cars to real estate to jet airplanes to natural gas to you name it. If you can imagine it, someone will figure out how to sell it online.Let me clarify one point: I’m not saying you should put all your efforts into selling your wares over the internet, though if your product lends itself to easy online sales, you should certainly be considering it. The point to be made here is that you should at the very least have a presence on the web so that customers, potential employees, business partners and perhaps even investors can quickly and easily find out more about your business and the products or services you have to offer.That said, it’s not enough that you just have a website. You must have a professional-looking site if you want to be taken seriously. Since many consumers now search for information online prior to making a purchase at a brick-and-mortar store, your site may be the first chance you have at making a good impression on a potential buyer. If your site looks like it was designed by a barrel of colorblind monkeys, your chance at making a good first impression will be lost.One of the great things about the internet is that it has leveled the playing field when it comes to competing with the big boys. As mentioned, you have one shot at making a good first impression. With a well-designed site, your little operation can project the image and professionalism of a much larger company. The inverse is also true. I’ve seen many big company websites that were so badly designed and hard to navigate that they completely lacked professionalism and credibility. Good for you, too bad for them.You also mention that yours is a small operation, but when it comes to benefiting from a website, size does not matter. I don’t care if you’re a one-man show or a 10,000-employee corporate giant; if you don’t have a website, you’re losing business to other companies that do.Here’s the exception to my rule: It’s actually better to have no website at all than to have one that makes your business look bad. Your site speaks volumes about your business. It either says, “Hey, look, we take our business so seriously that we have created this wonderful site for our customers!” or it screams, “Hey, look, I let my 10-year-old nephew design my site. Good luck finding anything!”Your website is an important part of your business. Make sure you treat it as such.Tim W. Knox is the founder, president and CEO of four successful technology companies: B2Secure Inc., a Web-based hiring management software company; Digital Graphiti Inc., a software development company; and Sidebar Systems, a company that creates cutting edge convergence software for broadcast media outlets; and Online Profits 4U, an e-business dedicated to helping online entrepreneurs start and prosper from an online, wholesale or drop-ship business.The opinions expressed in this column are those of the author, not of Entrepreneur.com. All answers are intended to be general in nature, without regard to specific geographical areas or circumstances, and should only be relied upon after consulting an appropriate expert, such as an attorney or accountant. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

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first_img Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Related Content Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more 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 | September 30, 2014 CIRS Releases Phantom for MRI Distortion in SRS Model 603A enables assessment of image distortion in treatment planning systems Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… 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 CIRS Model 603A in Stereotactic FrameSeptember 30, 2014 — CIRS recently released a phantom for evaluating MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) distortion in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) treatment planning.Distortion in MRI is a key contributing factor to measurement errors during stereotactic localization. Because of the high doses administered through SRS, even small miscalculations can lead to devastating effects. CIRS designed the MRI Distortion Phantom for SRS to assess this distortion and help users minimize its effects on SRS treatment planning.Because the phantom is suitable for use in X-ray, computed tomography (CT) and MRI, it can also be used to verify image fusion and deformable image registration algorithms used in various treatment planning systems, according to the company.The CIRS MRI Distortion Phantom for SRS (Model 603A) replaces the 3-D Skull Phantom (Model 603).For more information: www.cirsinc.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… 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. News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 10, 2019 IBA Launches Monte Carlo Patient QA for Varian Halcyon at AAPM 2019 IBA announced the launch of the latest functionality of the SciMoCa Monte Carlo Patient QA solution at the 61st annual… read morelast_img read more

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Argentine farmers begin nationwide strike

first_img Comments   Share   4 must play golf courses in Arizona Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Associated PressBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Argentine farmers are going on a one-week nationwide strike to protest higher taxes.The country is the world’s third-largest exporter of soy and the farmers say the tax hike in top farming province Buenos Aires will hurt profits and could force them to sell fields. Argentine Agrarian Federation chief Eduardo Buzzi says Wednesday’s national protest should be a warning call for the government to end interventionist policies. The protest began earlier this week in Buenos Aires province. Top Stories center_img Sponsored Stories Check your body, save your life New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Buzzi says growers will stop sales of grains, cattle and other farm products. But they will not block roads as they did in 2008, when a national strike against a soy tax led to food shortages, boosted world grains prices and damaged President Cristina Fernandez’s popularity.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 treatments for adult scoliosislast_img read more

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No money no travel Aussies most fiscally responsible

first_imgAustralian travellers are amongst the most fiscally responsible travellers in the world, according to a new study.STA Travel research found Aussies are amongst the least likely travellers to go into debt for a holiday, with travellers in the US and UK twice as willing to go into debt to book overseas trips than Australians.In addition, only 55 percent of Aussie trips booked with STA were made on a credit card, compared to 97 percent in the US and 95 percent booked in the UK.  Meanwhile, 66 percent of Australian respondents said they would ‘raid the piggy bank and pay cash’ to book a trip, while 21 percent said they would be willing to go into debt for their travels.STA Travel Australia managing director David Green explained research found those booking via credit cards were doing so to lock in cheaper prices.Accommodating to the money savvy Aussie traveller, STA has launched a new ‘Lay-By’ program, which allows Australians to lock in their holiday at cheaper booking prices and pay them off over time, without using a credit card. STA’s new Lay-By program to assist money savvy Aussies. Image: commons.wikimedia Source = e-Travel Blackboard: NJlast_img read more

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Freddie Taps Treasury for 146M Despite Net Income Gains

first_imgFreddie,Freddie Taps Treasury for $146M, Despite Net Income Gains Share Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Freddie Mac Investors Lenders & Servicers Service Providers 2012-03-09 Esther Cho “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ reported a gain in net income for the fourth quarter and less losses overall for the year 2011 compared to the previous year, according to the GSE’s fourth quarter and year 2011 “”report””:http://www.freddiemac.com/investors/er/pdf/2011er-4q11_release.pdf released today.[IMAGE] Freddie Mac reported a net income of $619 million for the 2011 fourth quarter. During the third quarter, a net loss of $4.4 billion was reported for the third quarter, which ended September 30, 2011.Freddie Mac will still need to request $146 million from the U.S. Treasury for the company’s fourth quarter net worth deficit due to “”senior preferred dividends paid of $1.7 billion,”” the report stated. For the 2011 third quarter, $6 billion was requested after the GSE reported its largest quarterly loss in over a year. [COLUMN_BREAK]The report stated that the shift from a net loss for the third quarter to net income for the fourth quarter of 2011 is due to lower derivative losses as a result of less borrowers refinancing into lower, long-term interest rates. According to the report, Freddie Mac has requested $7.6 billion from the Treasury for the year 2011 and 13 billion in 2010. “”We continue to take actions to protect the investment American taxpayers have made in Freddie Mac and build a stronger foundation for the future housing finance system,”” said Freddie Mac CEO Charles E. Haldeman, Jr. in the report. “”This included cutting about $180 million in expenses over the last two years, and continuing to build a strong new book of business ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô which now accounts for about half of our single-family portfolio.””Since the beginning of 2008, Freddie Mac has recorded a provision for credit losses of $73.2 billion, with the majority of the losses associated with loans originated between 2005 to 2008, according to the report. As of December 31, 2011, loans originated in 2005 to 2008 represented 32 percent of the single-family portfolio, while loans originated after 2008 accounted for 51 percent.Since 2009, the Freddie Mac has funded approximately one out of every four single-family home loans, according to the report. In addition, over the same time period, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and Ginnie Mae collectively have guaranteed about 90 percent of single-family loans originated in the U.S.center_img March 9, 2012 472 Views in Origination, Secondary Marketlast_img read more

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The Ultimate Comeback—Pending Home Sales Exceed Expectations

first_img Mortgage contract signings began 2016 on a low note, falling to their lowest level in a year after hitting its highest average year in nearly a decade due to two pressing factors that are keeping buyers out of the market: inventory and home prices.However, despite the rough start to the year, pending home sales recently rose to their highest level in seven months and are still higher than a year ago.The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported Monday that its Pending Home Sales Index rose 3.5 percent to 109.1 in February from a downwardly revised 105.4 in January and is now up 0.7 percent from 108.3 in February 2015.The NAR noted that although the index has now increased year-over-year for 18 consecutive months, the annual gain last month was the smallest.NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said, “After some volatility this winter, the latest data is encouraging in that a decent number of buyers signed contracts last month, lured by mortgage rates dipping to their lowest levels in nearly a year and a modest, seasonal uptick in inventory. Looking ahead, the key for sustained momentum and more sales than last spring is a continuous stream of new listings quickly replacing what’s being scooped up by a growing pool of buyers. Without adequate supply, sales will likely plateau.”Source: National Association of Home BuildersPending home sales gains were led by a substantial increase in the Midwest. In addition, all major regions except for the Northeast saw an increase in contract activity in February.According to the report, the index fell in the Northeast by 0.2 percent to 94.0 in February, but is still 12.6 percent above a year ago. In the Midwest, the index increased 11.4 percent to 112.6 in February, and is now 2.5 percent above February 2015. Pending sales in the South increased 2.1 percent to an index of 122.4 in February but are 0.4 percent lower than last February. The index in the West climbed 0.7 percent in February to 96.4, but is now 6.2 percent below a year ago.Existing-home sales suffered last month due to the continuous imbalance of extremely low inventory levels and rapid home price appreciation.The NAR reported that existing-home sales decreased 7.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.08 million in February from 5.47 million in January. However, the report noted that despite last month’s large decline, sales remain 2.2 percent higher than a year ago. Existing-home sales do not appear to be slowing down home prices appreciation. According to the NAR, the median existing-home price in February was $210,800, up 4.4 percent from last February’s median price of $201,900. This marks the 48th consecutive month of year-over-year gains.”Any further moderation in prices would be a welcome development this spring,” Yun stated. “Particularly in the West, where it appears a segment of would-be buyers are becoming wary of high asking prices and stiff competition.”The NAR expects existing-homes sales this year to be around 5.38 million, up 2.4 percent from 2015. The national median existing-home price for all of this year is expected to increase between 4 and 5 percent.Chief Economist of Realtor.com, Jonathan Smoke noted, “Low inventories and tight credit will limit the gains we will see in 2016. However, given the level of pent-up demand evident in web activity and stated buyer intentions for 2016, we should see this spring materialize as the busiest season of sales since 2006.”Click here to view the full report. March 28, 2016 557 Views Mortgage Contracts National Association of Realtors Pending-Home Sales 2016-03-28 Staff Writer Sharecenter_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News, Origination The Ultimate Comeback—Pending Home Sales Exceed Expectationslast_img read more

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first_img NORRISTOWN, Pa. – Bill Cosby’s lawyers are challenging the legality of the process under which a Pennsylvania board recommended he be classified as a sexually violent predator.They also claimed in a court filing last week that the state’s recently revised sex offender registry law is unconstitutional and should not be applied retroactively.The 81-year-old Cosby is due to be sentenced Sept. 24 on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. He was convicted in April of drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago. He plans to appeal.A judge must decide whether to accept the finding he is a predator.The designation would require the former TV star to receive sex offender counselling by a state-approved provider at least monthly for the rest of his life. by The Associated Press Posted Jul 30, 2018 10:05 am PDT Last Updated Jul 30, 2018 at 11:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE ‚Äì In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Cosby’s lawyers are challenging the legality of the process under which a Pennsylvania board recommended he be classified as a sexually violent predator. They also claimed in a court filing that the state’s recently revised sex offender registry law is unconstitutional and should not be applied retroactively. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File) center_img Cosby fighting classification as sexually violent predatorlast_img read more

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first_img The Gryphon Trio is seen in this undated handout photo. Acclaimed classical music ensemble the Gryphon Trio is headed back to their roots at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. The three performers who met at the school’s summer program for music students in the 1980s will oversee the same program staring in the 2019-2020 year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, John Beebe, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity *MANDATORY CREDIT* The Canadian Press BANFF, Alta. — Acclaimed classical music ensemble the Gryphon Trio is headed back to their roots at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.The three performers, who met as students at the school in the 1980s, will oversee the same summer program starting in the 2019-2020 year.The Gryphon Trio is comprised of violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon, cellist Roman Borys and pianist James Parker.Since forming in 1993 they have won two Juno awards.They’re also nominated for two Junos this year, including classical solo or chamber album for “The End of Flowers: Works by Clarke & Ravel.”The trained musicians will assume the roles at the close of the 2019 summer season to prepare for the following year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Follow @dfriend on Twitter. Classical music ensemble the Gryphon Trio to oversee Banff Centre summer program by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 1, 2019 4:01 am PDTlast_img read more

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