Employees purchase a local Saskatchewan paper to keep it from closing

first_imgPRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – A group of employees at a Saskatchewan daily newspaper has reached a deal to purchase the outlet and run it as an independent publication, just over a week after a sister daily in the province closed.Star News Publishing says it has sold the Prince Albert Daily Herald to a group of employees led by publisher Donna Pfeil.“It’s an employee buyout. We’re all invested in keeping the paper going. We all love our jobs and are really passionate about them,” Pfeil said in an interview on Saturday.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Star News says the transaction will close “in the very near term.”Star News Publishing President Roger Holmes said that the sale is good for both the city of Prince Albert and the media industry.Employees say they’re pleased to return the paper to its roots as an independent, locally owned and operated news outlet.“We know there’s a lot of work in front of us. We think we can pull it off though,” said Peter Lozinski, the paper’s managing editor.Earlier this month, the Moose Jaw Times-Herald, which was also owned by Star News Publishing, ceased operations after being in business since the 1800s.Holmes said at the time that the paper couldn’t withstand all the challenges facing small-town newspapers, including declining readership and increased costs.Star acquired both the Moose Jaw and Prince Albert papers from Montreal-based Transcontinental in 2016 as part of a deal that included close to a dozen other papers, commercial printing equipment and a book business.Pfeil said the end of the Moose Jaw paper was a sad and difficult day for staff in Prince Albert, but it prompted them to seek a solution for their own paper.“It just didn’t seem right,” said Pfeil. “We didn’t want to see that happening in (Prince Albert) because it’s a community-oriented city and it needs its paper.”Rumours swirled in Prince Albert for weeks that their paper would suffer the same fate as Moose Jaw’s. On Nov. 29, the paper posted a notice on its website that the rumours were false.The Prince Albert Daily Herald has been publishing since 1894. There are now ten people who work in the paper’s office.Stories posted to its website in the past week range from the city council agreeing to cover $350,000 in cost overruns on infrastructure projects to the local council of women president discussing the anniversary of the Ecole Polytechnique killings in Montreal in 1989.Pfeil, who entered the business as a youngster delivering the Prince Albert Daily Herald, said everyone who works there is committed to keeping the paper going. She said the plan is to continue printing the paper as a daily.“If we’re not scared and terrified going into it, there’s something wrong. There’s no overconfidence, that’s for sure, but we know we can do it,” Pheil said.“We’re excited because we get to say where this paper’s going and be there for the community and be a part of it.”last_img read more

Oaths on eagle feathers to be allowed in Manitoba RCMP detachments

first_imgThe Canadian Press WINNIPEG — People swearing oaths in Manitoba RCMP detachments will soon be able to do so using eagle feathers.Officers will also be allowed to use the feathers to swear in information in court.Assistant Commissioner Scott Kolody, the RCMP’s commanding officer in the province, says it’s important because the eagle feather gives some people the strength to talk.Victims, witnesses and suspects until now have had the option to swear on a Bible or make an affirmation before giving a statement.The eagle feathers were cleansed during a special ceremony Tuesday and are to be distributed to every detachment in the coming days.RCMP in Nova Scotia were the first to provide eagle feathers in 2017.last_img

International Monetary Fund agrees to give Ukraine new bailout deal worth 175

by Lorne Cook, The Associated Press Posted Feb 12, 2015 2:02 am MDT Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, center left, arrives with Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, center right, for a meeting of eurogroup finance ministers in Brussels on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Leading European officials downplayed expectations that a comprehensive debt deal with Greece is likely Wednesday at an emergency meeting in which Greece’s finance minister is set to unveil a plan to loosen austerity’s grip on his economy. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email International Monetary Fund agrees to give Ukraine new bailout deal worth $17.5 billion BRUSSELS – The International Monetary Fund has agreed with Ukraine on a new bailout deal worth 15.5 billion euro ($17.5 billion) that could climb to around $40 billion over the next four years with help from other lenders like Europe and the U.S.Ukraine has so far received $4.6 billion as part of a $17 billion aid package from the IMF agreed on last year, but that program has run into trouble as the war ravaging the country’s eastern region has weighed on its economic prospects.Facing bankruptcy, Ukraine last month asked the IMF to replace its program with a new one to restore confidence in its finances.IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Thursday that “this new program offers an important opportunity for Ukraine to move its economy forward at a critical moment in the country’s history.”The announcement came just before leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany emerged from marathon talks to announce a peace deal for eastern Ukraine.The four-year package “would support immediate economic stabilization in Ukraine as well as a set of bold policy reforms aimed at restoring robust growth of the medium term and improving living standards for the Ukrainian people,” Lagarde said.Kyiv has also received loans from the European Union and the United States, both of whom have recently promised more help.Lagarde said the IMF support would be backed by other international financing. “From these various sources taken together, a total financing package of around $40 billion is estimated over the four year period,” she told reporters.“This program will require the authorities’ steadfast determination to reform the economy,” Lagarde underlined.She praised Kyiv’s reform efforts so far, saying that the government has “not only reached their targeted deficit for this year but they have exceeded the objective and produced a better result than was expected.” read more

Zeroing in on Zika

Fiona Hunter peers into the metallic mesh box where hundreds of mosquitoes buzz back and forth.She rolls up the sleeve of her white lab coat and puts her arm into an opening on one side of the box – it’s a sleeve designed to allow human arms to enter the trap to feed the blood-thirsty pests.She watches them with a smile on her face, hoping they’re hungry.She wants them to bite her. After a few minutes, she’s disappointed when they don’t.Hunter’s respect for the insects is written all over her face as she talks about her research at Brock University. Her smile only widens when the discussion moves from mosquitoes to her favourite biting bug – the black fly.Hunter, a Brock professor and medical entomologist, has made studying biting insects her life’s work.First, she examined black flies in Algonquin Park and how they transmit bird malaria in waterfowl.Then, when West Nile virus cropped up, the Public Health Agency of Canada asked her to start a mosquito surveillance program that she still runs at Brock.Today, Hunter is on the cutting-edge of research into the Zika virus and how mosquitoes transmit it. She was part of a global summit in Brazil in March.Hunter and her work on Zika has been the focus of massive media attention around the world. She has given interviews to everyone from CBC’s The National to Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet along with local publications and international outlets. The interest in Zika is only rivaled by the intense media spotlight on her research during the emergence of West Nile virus.“We are still working on West Nile. There are many questions yet to be answered about transmission,” she says.Hunter’s labs at Brock also look at invasive species – catching millions and millions of bugs in a giant H-vac and sifting through them – along with work on Lyme disease, spread by black-legged ticks, and Blue Tongue disease, transmitted by biting midges.“Different students have different interests and I don’t want everybody having to do the same thing,” she says. “It’s more exciting when we have more things to talk about.”Hunter hasn’t lost her excitement and fascination with blood-sucking bugs in the 25 years since she was a student working in the lab of her mentor, the late Dr. Klaus Rothfels from the University of Toronto.He was the person who introduced her to the research possibilities of biting insects. With him, she worked with black flies and, to this day, they hold a special place in her heart.She was so interested in the work and his approach that she signed on to do a master’s in botany so she could continue working with him. She went on to do a PhD in biology.Rothfels wasn’t the first teacher to influence Hunter’s career trajectory.It was in the Grade 4/5 Hamilton classroom of Linda Smith (now Spratt) that Hunter first felt the pull of biology. She loved helping care for the critters kept at the back of the class. She figured out early that she wanted to work with animals and went on to do her undergraduate degree in zoology.There was only one hitch. Hunter is allergic to most animals.When I was first doing this work, there weren’t really any diseases of medical or veterinary importance being transmitted in Canada.Studying black fly chromosomes and investigating how different species were related to one another helped her find her calling.“You can ask some really incredible questions using insects,” she says.She grins when she talks about the biting flies she studied for years during trips to Algonquin Park.“When I was first doing this work, there weren’t really any diseases of medical or veterinary importance that were being transmitted in Canada.”Her research with black flies was fascinating work that nobody really cared about. And more importantly, it was work there wasn’t much funding for.Hunter was working at Brock for several years when the West Nile virus emerged. For that, there was funding.“We’ve really switched over primarily to mosquitoes since then,” she says. “It’s because of the threat to human health and also the funding opportunities. You can’t actually train the next generation of biologists without funding and this way I’m able to support quite a large lab.”For Hunter, whose parents both taught, teaching is a joy that rivals research.“I try to be passionate about what I’m teaching and show them how exciting things can be,” she says. “I also try to show them that it’s not necessary to memorize stuff, that memorization and regurgitation is completely useless because so-called facts change over time.”She says if she still relied on what she learned during her undergrad, she’d be way out of date.“University is for expanding your horizons and learning how to learn so that going forward you’ll always be able to figure things out,” she says. “You’ll know how to think for yourself and where to find current information.”Hunter’s grad students – Jason Causarano, Adam Jewiss-Gaines, Bryan Giordano and Darrell Agbulos – are with her on the front-lines of Zika research. They say having her as a mentor has changed the course of their careers.Causarano says taking Hunter’s medical and veterinary entomology class re-directed his interest from environmental pests including zebra muscles to mosquitoes and biting insects.“My interest has shifted to public health and insects,”he says.Hunter’s teaching style empowered him to pursue his interests in the lab.Hunter intends to bring in three undergraduate students to work in her lab this summer along with two students from Brazil.She wants to give as many students as possible the opportunity to explore the options their education affords them.“Those students who come in with a set career path are doing themselves a disservice,” Hunter says. “If they open up and explore different avenues, they just might find that thing that excites them more than anything else.”Advanced lab leads the wayThe Zika virus has been around for decades but is only now emerging as a public health crisis.Scientists around the Americas have turned their attention to the virus, which is causing wide-spread fear following an outbreak in Brazil.Brock University’s CL3 lab, the only one with an insectary at a Canadian university, has been sent two strains of Zika, one from an outbreak in Thailand in 2013 and the other a sample from Puerto Rico’s outbreak in 2016.Zika has gained notoriety, since moving from Africa and French Polynesia to South America.In Brazil, the virus has caused a public health emergency and is being linked to an increase in Guillain-Barré syndrome as well as a surge in the number of babies born with microcephaly – an abnormal smallness of the head.The whole crux is to see whether or not local mosquitoes can become infected and transmit it.“We will compare the strains to one another in terms of how mosquitoes can transmit them or not,” says Brock professor and medical entomologist Fiona Hunter, of the work taking place in her lab.“The whole crux is to see whether or not local mosquitoes can become infected and transmit it.”Hunter travelled to Brazil earlier this year to take part in a one-day conference of experts working to learn more about the virus and its transmission.Hunter says Zika has been around since 1947 in Africa, but over time has clearly mutated and become a greater risk to human health.“I teach a medical and veterinary entomology class and I would never have talked about Zika in the past because it was thought to just have mild flu-like symptoms and then people would get better,” she says.In April, Hunter and her team of grad students infected their first batch of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the species that is widely believed to be the main vector for Zika in Brazil. Unlike most Ontarians, the researchers were anxiously awaiting the arrival of local mosquitoes so they could introduce the virus into those species to see if they can transmit Zika.“If you listen to the news, you are going to hear over and over again that we are safe here because we don’t have this one particular mosquito, Aedes aegypti, that is supposed to be the major vector of Zika,” Hunter says. “That’s perfectly true, we don’t have Aedes aegypti but we have 67 other species of mosquito in Ontario and it just seems irresponsible to say that we’re not at risk of local, homegrown transmission, when we don’t know.” read more

Two people may be trapped after fire at paintball centre

first_imgSix fire engines attended the sceneCredit:@AmyFaithPhoto/PA the scene of a fire at the Desert Storm paintball site in Borough Road, St Helens, Merseyside Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said it had reports of two people entering the building who have yet to come out.As more than six engines fought the fire, part of the roof collapsed and a large number of tyres burned, causing a huge plume of smoke to rise into the sky. Pictures showed smoke could be seen from far away Pictures showed smoke could be seen from far awayCredit:Steve Samosa/Mercury Presscenter_img Firefighters are tackling a large blaze at a paintball centre amid fears two people are trapped inside.Crews were called at around 5pm to the Desert Storm paintball site in Borough Road, St Helens, Merseyside, where they found the building alight. The fire service said the nearby Pilkington’s factory has been evacuated but has not been affected by the blaze.”Residents are advised to keep doors and windows shut until further notice,” a spokesman added. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Micheál Martin on SF or FG coalition Ridiculous to talk about who

first_imgFIANNA FÁIL’S LEADER has refused to be drawn on his party’s possible preferences if they were to enter into a coalition government after the next general election.Speaking to Today with Sean O’Rourke’ on RTÉ Radio 1 today, Micheál Martin said he was “not happy” to get into the debate about who will be in power in two-and-a-half years, a line he has repeated many times over the past few months.The party is currently “not contemplating going into power”, he said, claiming it was more focussed on “ideas, policies and what type of society [it] wants”.“Franky, it is premature for us to be talking about forming the next government,” he added.However, he did tell the presenter that Fianna Fáil will let the electorate know about its preferences in advance of the general election.“Our preference is to stand as an independent party…but I think people are fed up about the idea of who fills the chairs.”Asked specifically about any potential coalition with Sinn Féin by a listener, Martin said he would have “major problems” but refused to dismiss the idea altogether.Explaining the statement, he said he believes that if Sinn Féin’s economic policies were implemented at the beginning of this Dáil session, then Ireland’s deficit would have doubled.Responding to similar questions about a possible power-sharing government with Fine Gael, he said he would never rule anything in or rule anything out.“It depends on the issues and policies that we put forward,” he concluded.Today with Seán O’Rourke offered listeners the change to put questions to the Fianna Fáil leader, who was criticised by some callers for the role he played in the previous government when Ireland’s banks were guaranteed and an international bailout requested.Martin to Taoiseach: ‘You’re adopting tactics that would make Libertas or Youth Defence blush’Video: ‘I’m not ruling anything out’ – Micheál Martin on Fine Gael or Sinn Féin coalitionlast_img read more

Regards sur la Terre lédition 2011 est disponible

first_img“Regards sur la Terre” : l’édition 2011 est disponibleComme chaque année depuis 2007, l’Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (Iddri) et l’Agence française de développement (AFD) publient chez Armand Colin “Regards sur la Terre”, l’annuel du développement durable. L’objectif de l’ouvrage est de décrypter la complexité des processus qui composent le développement durable et de mieux comprendre ses enjeux à travers le monde.Riche outil d’information et de compréhension sur le développement durable, le livre “Regards sur la Terre 2011”  s’articule en deux parties. La première, intitulée “Regards sur 2010″, dresse un bilan très complet de l’année dernière ainsi qu’un état des lieux des questions et discussions à l’échelle de la planète. Il est possible de découvrir, mois par mois, les dates-clés correspondant aux événements importants : avancées des connaissances, négociations et construction de l’action dans les domaines du climat, de la biodiversité, de l’énergie ou du développement. Au-delà du factuel, cette première partie expose également des éléments de réflexion d’acteurs majeurs de la communauté internationale sur les enjeux et perspectives liés au développement durable.”Dossier 2011” constitue la deuxième partie de l’ouvrage de l’Iddri et l’AFD. Celui-ci se consacre cette année au thème des océans, qui jouent un rôle déterminant dans l’histoire des sociétés. Beaucoup de questions se posent pour l’avenir : quels défis politiques, technologiques et environnementaux ? Egalement, comment rendre les activités humaines compatibles avec la préservation de ces espaces ? Pour apporter des éléments de réponses, “Regards sur la Terre” a interrogé des économistes, scientifiques, géographes et autres spécialistes. Le 12 mai 2011 à 14:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_img Technology | Flat Panel Displays | May 17, 2019 Tru-Vu Monitors Releases New Medical-Grade Touch Screen Display Tru-Vu Monitors released the new MMZBTP-21.5G-X 21.5” medical-grade touch screen monitor. It is certified to both UL… read more Photo courtesy of US Electronics News | Oncology Diagnostics | February 06, 2019 Oxford University Hospitals Employs Barco Synergi for Multi-disciplinary Cancer Conferences Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) is trialing clinical collaboration technology from Barco for its Multi-disciplinary… read more Related Content Photo courtesy of Barco Technology | Flat Panel Displays | December 06, 2018 USEI Introduces Windows-Based iPad Medical Imaging Viewing Solution at RSNA 2018 U.S. Electronics Inc. (USEI) recently announced the release of what it calls the world’s first Windows-compatible… read more Feature | Flat Panel Displays | April 11, 2019 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane Flat Panels to Help Enhance and Streamline Workflow The flat panel display market shows signs of maturing, however many new applications are available that can help to s read more Technology | Flat Panel Displays | March 30, 2018 Canvys Introduces New 27- and 32-inch 4K Ultra HD Displays Canvys, a Division of Richardson Electronics Ltd., recently enhanced its 4K Ultra HD custom display series of high-… read more Technology | Flat Panel Displays | November 28, 2018 LG Unveils New Diagnostic Monitor, Digital X-ray Detectors at RSNA 2018 LG Electronics is expanding its U.S. medical imaging portfolio with a new high-performance 21-inch diagnostic monitor… read more The DBI CL8MPS from Double Black Imagingcenter_img Feature | Flat Panel Displays | April 18, 2018 | Melinda Taschetta-Millane Flat Panel Display Market Outlook The global flat panel display market is predicted to reach $177.3 million by 2027, according to a new report titled “… read more News | Flat Panel Displays | June 18, 2019 Double Black Imaging Announces Expanded Display Line and Ergonomic Workstation Solutions Double Black Imaging (DBI) and their Image Systems Division are releasing their new clinical and diagnostic display… read more LG Medical MonitorsLeveraging years of industry-leading expertise in flat-panel display technology, LG Business Solutions has expanded their medical imaging device portfolio of the most accurate displays possible.SharePlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:57Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -4:57 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsdefault, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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The gap between medical display quality and COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) is quickly coming down to just the attributes added by the medical display manufacturer to stabilize the back lights and incorporate a look-up-table (LUT) for compliance to DICOM Part 3.14, grayscale standard display function (GSDF). However, performance minimums for primary reading, LUTs and back light stabilization maintain the divide between displays that meet radiology reading requirements and those that target the consumer.Next Generation Speeds UpThe Cadillac standard for radiology has been the Dual Domain In-Plane-Switching (DIPS) technology found both in monochrome and color AM-LCD cores. The key attributes are off-axis viewing characteristics that influence luminance roll-off, contrast stability and minimal clipping of the red wavelength. An alternative core technology found in COTS displays is Vertical Alignment (VA), which has provided faster switching speeds, but suffered from red clipping and uneven contrast roll-off.The latest generation of AM-LCD cores using In-plane-Switching (IPS) and VA are faster and provide almost equal off-axis viewing characteristics. They are found in both COTS and medical displays at 1.3MP and 2.0MP. Three Megapixel and 5MP have few commercial applications, so medical vs. COTS is 2MP or less and the equivalent of 2MP based on pixel size. The latter being a 30-inch 4MP that is the same as two 2MP displays on a single glass substrate with a pixel size of 251 microns. Most 2MP fall within 10 microns of 251, while 1.3MP are upward of 294 microns on a 19-inch substrate.Two Megapixel cores come in 19, 19.6, 20.1, and 21.3-inch diagonal. The 19-inch has 242 micron pixels and is closer to a 3MP diagnostic with 206 micron pixels. For radiology workstations, the ideal pixel size for the human visual system sensitivity is 200 microns at 0.66 meter. Selecting a 2MP display as a lower cost option should be done with a thorough test drive first to reveal any perceived mechanical noise (row/column structure) at 0.66 meter – not standing back at one meter plus in a store.What to Look for in Performance The performance minimums established by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) for primary reading (see Figure 1) are the main reason COTS displays fall short. The lower peak luminance is hampered more by the minimum luminance ratio and minimum black level above ambient. To achieve a minimum luminance ratio of 250:1, the peak luminance has to be greater than 250cd/m2 if just a minimum of ambient light is falling on the display surface. The vendor may spec a high number, but this is measured without regard to ambient conditions. A 300cd/m2 rated display with a 0.6cd/m2 off pixel value yields 500:1 (LR). But ambient conditions can be close to 1cd/m2 and with a minimum Lamb x 1.5 (ideally 4x) the display is down to 200:1. Secondary reading criteria are far less stringent (Fig 1) and well within a COTS displays performance capability. But they are still missing LUTs and back light stabilization.Built-in Backlight Stability Proper setup or the ergonomics of a multihead workstation should minimize head movement and off axis viewing angles, i.e., the viewing angle should be normal to the display (perpendicular). Add backlight stabilization and LUTs to IPS or VA core technology and a display well suited for radiology is born. Peak luminance levels have also been increasing for COTS displays so that their useful life as a reading platform can be extended beyond one year while meeting basic performance criteria per the American Association of Physicist in Medicine (AAPM, TG18 document).Backlight stabilization electronics involves a precision photometer observing the net luminance of all the lamps. Not something to be added as an aftermarket device to a COTS display, but more frequent verifications of the peak luminance can be performed with a light meter and quality sneakers. Getting a LUT applied to the image can be achieved with software only or software with an API program writing a LUT to the graphic card memory. The accuracy will be limited to working in the 8-bit world since the graphic card outputs 8-bits per color (Red=Green=Blue produces white or a shade of gray).Test Grayscale QualityMedical displays produce highly accurate responses to the GSDF, and this is the key to quality medical images. The most accurate method is to pass the Presentation Values (PACS viewer program) untouched to the display with an internal 10 or 12-bit LUT (more is better here). Medical displays also utilize other resources such as time domain dithering to increase the pallet size; 766 logic levels for monochrome increases to 3061 pallet responses; color goes from 1785 to 6631. A COTS display will not have this functionality. However, a hardware device that replicates this function between the graphic card and a COTS display will produce similar compliance to the GSDF response curve (Fig 2).The AAPM 1K QC Test Pattern provides the visual landmarks to determine if a COTS display provides a balanced response and distribution of Presentation Values. Obvious distortions such as contour lines indicate a poor distribution, but their absence does not mean all is visible. The grayscale sequence of squares around the center (QC Test Pattern) also contains small low contrast targets (in the corners) at 4 and -4 pixel values from the squares pixel value; if they are not visible the display is not suitable for primary reading. A subtle lung lesion or nodule is just as hard to see as the low contrast targets.Achieving GSDF compliance in combination with the three minimums shown in Fig 1 on a COTS display makes an excellent secondary reading platform and if you are willing to make frequent calibration checks, can be used for primary reading within limits based on the modality spatial content, i.e., x-sectional, ultrasound, Nuc/PET can all be viewed on a 2MP display with confidence. Higher spatial content, DR/CR, is best viewed on a 3MP for optimum first look. DR/CR on 2MP COTS with GSDF compliance and AAPM minimums is less efficient, but can be used with digital tools to drill down into the image. The luminance range available on a COTS display impacts the ability to see low contrast targets. The smaller the range, the more compaction of the image data set. The AAPM minimums are just that … minimums.Author: Ken Compton is an Imaging Consultant and Lecturer on Image QC. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Sponsored Content | Videos | Flat Panel Displays | December 25, 2018 VIDEO: 50 Years of Innovative Visual Technology EIZO, which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end display s read more Feature | October 29, 2008 | Ken Compton, Imaging Consultant Can COTS Meet Radiology Needs? The gap is closing between off-the-shelf and grayscale LCDs.last_img read more

US warns travellers of new terrorism alert for Europe

first_imgTags: America, Europe The Canadian Press Tuesday, May 2, 2017 U.S. warns travellers of new terrorism alert for Europe Sharecenter_img WASHINGTON — State Department is warning Americans living in and travelling to Europe of the ongoing threat of terrorist attacks on the continent through the summer.In a new travel alert issued on Monday, the department said the Islamic State group, al-Qaida and their affiliates retain the “ability and to plan and execute” attacks in Europe. It said the U.S. officials remain concerned about the potential for future attacks, following a series of strikes in France, Russia, Sweden and Britain.The alert said U.S. citizens should be especially vigilant at large, high profile events, particularly during the summer travel season.The department’s last terror alert for Europe was issued on November 21 last year and expired on February 20.Monday’s alert expires on September 1. << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted bylast_img read more

Chinas slowdown financial mayhem cast long shadow across world

first_imgRelated posts:Europe, US markets rally on China rate cut China’s journey from new normal to stock market crisis epicenter Here’s what Wall Street is saying about Fed interest rates remaining unchanged US Fed officials emphasize gradual tightening China’s economic slowdown and financial mayhem are fostering a cycle of decline and panic across much of the world, as countries on nearly every continent see escalating risks of prolonged slumps, political disruption and financial losses.South Africa’s currency, the rand, plunged on Monday after stocks once again sold off in China, which is the country’s largest trading partner. South Africa’s economy — like that of many countries on the African continent — had been fueled by China’s hunger for natural resources, but the slowing demand now threatens to compound its many other problems and worsen a food crisis.Throughout South America, China’s declining appetite for commodities has led to deep recessions and talk of a “lost decade.” Venezuela is facing inflation in the double or triple digits, Brazil is experiencing rising unemployment, and both countries are confronting political upheaval as leaders strain to preserve public benefits.And there are less direct effects. China’s slowdown is one of the big drivers of the massive fall in oil prices, which hit a 12-year-low on Monday of $31.56 for a barrel of Brent crude, and that is causing its own problems.Petro-states Saudi Arabia and Russia have both taken massive hits from the collapse in oil prices, and now are facing serious domestic financial challenges as a result. Russia and Saudi Arabia both export about 14 percent of their oil to China, according the Energy Information Administration.The United States economy, meanwhile, has proven fairly insulated so far, and some industries that operate in China like fast food and retail are expected to stay that way. Still, U.S. stock markets have struggled this year, and many economists warn job losses could begin occurring outside of those already seen in the mining and energy industries if China’s economy worsens.Already, Caterpillar, long a darling of China’s economic growth, selling both to China and to the countries that sold China commodities, has reported declining sales, and its stock price has fallen to its lowest level since 2010. On Monday, aluminum firm Sherwin Alumina Co. filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.“A slowdown of half percentage point, or even a percentage point slowdown, is not going to have a very big impact on the U.S. economy. If you’re South Africa or Peru, Chile, Colombia, Malaysia, or Thailand, then it’s a different matter,” said Paul Sheard, chief global economist, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services.On Monday, stocks in Shanghai fell 5.3 percent, and they’re down 16 percent in the past six days. Analysts are not particularly worried about the ups-and-downs of the stock market in China, because it only has tangential connections to the economy, but say the volatility underscores deeper fears about whether China’s economic growth is worse than official statistics indicate.After years of runaway growth, virtually all independent experts agree China’s economy was bound to slow. But the question now is how much the world’s second largest economy will decelerate, from double-digit growth to a stable 6 or 7 percent or a substantially worse 3 or 4 percent – or even lower. An investor looks at screens showing stock market movements at a securities company in Beijing. Wang Zhao/AFPWorldwide impactMost hit are those countries that thrived on China’s seemingly insatiable demand for natural resources. Virtually no continent is being spared, and developed and developing countries alike are facing harsh consequences.As China developed and built the world’s solar panels, laptops and iPhones, it sucked up oil, iron ore, copper and machinery and bid up the price for those raw materials. “So the end of China’s investment boom means the reverse,” says Patrick Chovanec, chief strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management.In Asia, Indonesia saw coal exports plunge after China’s economic challenges began to surface last year. Brazil, Peru and Venezuela also have ailed from commodity prices collapses.“All those economies benefited greatly from China’s rise, and the flip side of that is they have been hit as China’s growth has slowed and prices have fallen,” says Neil Shearing, chief emerging markets economist at Capital Economics.The pain has not been limited to the developing world. Australia’s exports of iron ore and other minerals to China, its largest trading partner, have declined, raising fears of a recession. Korea, Japan, Thailand and Taiwan could also be vulnerable.“[T]he global spillovers from China’s reduced rate of growth, through its diminished imports and lower demand for commodities, have been much larger than we would have anticipated,” Maury Obstfeld, chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, said earlier this month.Obstfeld recently warned that China’s slowdown and wilder volatility in emerging markets are among the biggest threats to the global economy in 2016.South AfricaSouth Africa is a case study in over-reliance on China, and the painful consequences that are now playing out.On Monday, the South African rand fell by 10 percent compared to the U.S. dollar, reaching an all-time low before recovering some ground and ending the day at 16.57 rand per dollar. China is South Africa’s largest trading partner, exchanging around $20 billion in goods a year, and its thirst for South Africa’s natural resources had helped power the country’s economy. Iron ore, coal, gold, and other minerals are among South Africa’s largest exports.The decline in the value of the rand could make it more expensive for South Africans to buy goods and services and harder to pay debts.“There’s a pretty ugly mix really of political, economic and deep-seated structural problems exacerbated by the slowdown in China which made the rand pretty vulnerable,” Shearing said.The timing of the economic slowdown and the currency dive could have drastic consequences for food security in South Africa. The country has faced a major drought recently and will likely have to import more food than it usually does – but a less valuable rand will make those imports expensive in some cases, analysts say.Some have argued that South Africa and other countries on the continent are now paying the price for an excessive reliance on China. But the reality, some analysts said, is that commodity-exporting countries have had little choice as the Chinese import market expanded.“It’s not really avoidable by diversification because [China] really is the market,” said Dennis Dykes, chief economist at South Africa’s NedBank.The impact of Chinese volatility comes as South Africa is reeling from its own internal problems.Last month, President Jacob Zuma fired the finance minister, Nhanhla Nene, but then struggled to replace him, first choosing the relatively unknown David van Rooyen and then removing him just days later, after the rand crashed. Zuma then settled on former finance minister Pravin Gordhan, but investors were already unsettled by the confusion.Bond ratings agency Fitch downgraded the country’s rating to BBB-, as the turmoil sparked concern among investors that the ruling African National Congress party was not up to the task of managing the economy, including such challenges as limiting the country’s deficit, alleviating electricity shortages, and raising spending on transport and education.The rand has seen dramatic declines twice in the last two decades – in 2001 and 2008 – but both times it rebounded quickly thanks to an increase in Chinese demand and the growth of commodity prices. This time, analysts say, such a recovery is not as likely.Sieff reported from Nairobi.© 2016, The Washington Post Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgBy Elias HazouThe Transmission System Operator (TSO) said that it is being made into a scapegoat for delays in opening up the electricity market, suggesting that the blame lies elsewhere.In a statement the agency, responsible for the smooth operation of the electricity transmission system, said it has implemented all the tasks assigned to it and complied with all timetables relating to the gradual liberalisation of the market.It was responding to claims aired last week in parliament, where the energy regulator as well as MPs piled on the TSO for the back-to-back delays in opening up the market.The hold-up is due to the fact the TSO will not be ready to deploy specialised software monitoring supply and demand by the deadlines previously set.Today the only producer of electricity is the state-run power company. Currently, independent electricity producers can sell only to the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC). But under the liberalised system, producers – for instance RES – would be able to sell on the market freely.The TSO is effectively an arm of the EAC. But since it has been designated a monitor once the market opens up, giving it access to suppliers’ proprietary data, it needs to be rendered ‘independent’. The legislation to make that happen is still pending.Under liberalisation, essentially the EAC will act as a pool, or cache, of electricity. An electricity exchange platform would be established, operated by the TSO.On the platform, the system matching bids requires complex software, which needs to be customised to the particulars of the Cyprus electricity market.The TSO was charged with inviting tenders for purchasing the software. Tenders were issued, then scrapped.Last week, MPs said it was the TSO who is dragging its feet.But in its own statement, the agency documented all its actions since 2017, when the energy regulator issued a directive for opening up the market.It said that in March 2018, as instructed, it had issued a call for tenders for the software and hardware. The budget allocated was approved by – and thus known to – the energy regulator.Only one consortium bid was made, offering to execute the contract for €15m. This was way over the allocated budget of €5m. In September of the same year, the TSO decided to cancel the competition. Having looked into the matter, it found that the strict commercial and legal terms of the tender had discouraged other parties from bidding.In January 2019, the TSO alerted the government that it was ready to launch a new tender. But the energy minister instructed that the process be put on hold while the government examined a proposal put forth in the meantime by the Cyprus Stock Exchange, which claimed it possessed the necessary software to operate the system.On April 2 of this year, acting on the minister’s instructions, the TSO launched a second tender. The deadline for submissions is May 16.In its statement, the TSO also highlighted the fact that is overwhelmed with work due to understaffing.The opening up of the energy market has been pushed back to December 2021.Deadlines to liberalise the market have come and gone: first 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, and now 2021.You May LikeDirectExposeWorld’s First Surviving Octuplets Are All Grown Up. Look At Them 9 Years LaterDirectExposeUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndoHonest To Paws31 Tourist Attractions That Most People Wouldn’t VisitHonest To PawsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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