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Sheila Manifesto full of hollow promisesSheila Manifesto full of hollow promises

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Congress president Sheila Dikshit said ‘the BJP manifesto was full of hollow promises and false claims without having any substance that would be beneficial to the people.Dikshit said that the emptiness of the BJP manifesto was evident from the reaction of senior BJP leader Murali Manohar Joshi, who was involved in the framing of the BJP manifesto in 2014, who asked about how many marks he would give to the Modi Government’s performance in the last five years, he replied that he could give marks “only if there was something written on the copybook”, which clearly proves that Modi’s performance in the last five years was only “non-performance”, and the manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections does not have a single meaningful, doable promise, as it was full of “jumlevaji”. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDelhi Congress chief Dikshit said that the people of the country have now fully understood Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s falsehood and his bundle of lies, and the voters have now lost all faith in him, and his hollow promises. She added that the trust that the people had reposed in the BJP to deliver in 2014 had been completely shattered as the Modi Government could not fulfill even a single promise, and betrayed the people. Dikshit said that the people of the country would not believe in a single promise of the BJP manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as the report card of the Modi Government in the last five years has been a big zero.last_img read more

New regulations to reduce marine pollution in Antarctic enter into force –New regulations to reduce marine pollution in Antarctic enter into force –

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) said that amendments to International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships (MARPOL) detailing specific densities of crude oil which should not be used in the Antarctic mean that ships plying that area with lower grade fuel will have to switch to a higher fuel while in the area. MARPOL has 136 parties, representing 98 per cent of the world’s shipping tonnage.“This means, in effect, that ships trading to the area, whether passenger or cargo ships, would need to switch to a different fuel type when transiting the Antarctic area, defined as ‘the sea area south of latitude 60 degrees south’,” IMO stated in a press release.IMO also said MARPOL will formally establish a North American Emission Control Area (ECA), in which emissions of sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter from ships will be subject to more stringent controls than the limits that apply globally. The ECA will take effect 12 months after the amendments enter into force on 1 August 2012.There area currently two designated ECAs, both on sulphur oxides in the Baltic Sea area and the North Sea area.Last month IMO adopted MARPOL amendments to designate certain waters adjacent to the coasts of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as another ECA. The MARPOL amendments are expected to enter into force on 1 January 2013, with the new ECA taking effect 12 months later. 1 August 2011A ban on pollution from heavy grade fuel oils in the Antarctic region goes into effect today, the United Nations maritime agency reported. read more

Tyrone Williams dismissed from Ohio State footballTyrone Williams dismissed from Ohio State football

Sophomore wide receiver Tyrone Williams has been dismissed from the Ohio State football team. OSU athletics spokesman Jerry Emig announced that Williams had been dismissed from the team prior to coach Urban Meyer’s weekly press conference Monday morning. While no official reason was given, Meyer said there would not be an opportunity for Williams to rejoin, citing only “violation of team rules.” Williams was second team all-Ohio as a senior at Shaw High School in East Cleveland. There, the 6-foot-6 player helped his team win the Lake Erie League championship, and was named all-Lake Erie and all-district. Williams also lettered in track and basketball. As a part of the 2010 recruiting class, Williams redshirted that season as a true freshman. He did not respond to The Lantern’s Monday request for comment.  Demonstrating above-average control and solid hands, Williams was tipped by some to be one of the players most likely to breakout in the 2011 season. He played in eight games, making his first collegiate start against Purdue, in which he caught two passes for 28 yards. In August, wide receivers coach Zach Smith spoke about the progress Williams had been making. Smith said that in the spring, it was Williams’ practice methods that were hindering his progress rather than a lack of talent. However, the coach said Williams had recently become like a brand new player with his late-summer efforts. Smith said Williams had impressed the entire coaching staff, and he found the player’s progress encouraging for the season ahead. Prior to his dismissal Monday, Williams had not registered a catch in the 2012 season. He had also earned a team-low two Buckeye Leaf helmet stickers. Meyer said Williams cannot work his way back onto the team. “He’s done,” Meyer said. read more

Google Wallet competitor ISIS arrives on October 22Google Wallet competitor ISIS arrives on October 22

first_imgThe fight between Google Wallet and ISIS has plagued the mobile payment landscape for some time now. Verizon Wireless won’t allow Google Wallet on any of their device, and there was a time where AT&T was going so far as to disable NFC on phones to stop them from using Google Wallet at all. It all boils down to which company gets to be the one to handle the mobile transaction, and the fractions of pennies that are earned with each transaction.ISIS has been kind of an odd organization for Google to fight with, since they don’t even have a competitive product to offer consumers. That is, until October 22 when the ISIS pilot program starts.Both Salt Lake City and Austin T-Mobile stores are being prepped for the an ISIS pilot program. The stores will receive special SIM cards that have the NFC circuitry embedded in the plastic. Currently, ISIS is only designed to work with the Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3, and Relay 4G devices. These phones will be able to use the ISIS app, which will be available in the Google Play Store, to complete transactions. It has been made clear that ISIS will not support rooted phones, but there’s yet to be any documentation on how ISIS plans to enforce this.Having an NFC SIM card is a great idea if it grants you access to ISIS, but there are still a lot of questions regarding the limitation of these SIM cards over having NFC hard wired into a phone. If a phone has the ability to use NFC through the SIM, will that also mean the phone can perform the same simple tasks that a phone with hard wired NFC can? We know that the Galaxy S3 has NFC built in, but also has a micro SIM, so it seems likely that the phone will not require a special SIM in order to access ISIS Wallet.ISIS was not available for comment when asked how long the Pilot program would be, or what the expansion plan for ISIS is. T-Mobile is so far the only company that is known to be publicly testing ISIS on their network, though we know that Verizon Wireless and AT&T are both ISIS partners. A public pilot is a great step in the right direction, hopefully moving quickly so everyone can take advantage of NFC payment systems.via Tmonewslast_img read more

Une nouvelle mention Reconnu Grenelle Environnement pour le bâtimentUne nouvelle mention Reconnu Grenelle Environnement pour le bâtiment

first_imgUne nouvelle mention “Reconnu Grenelle Environnement” pour le bâtimentLes entreprises du bâtiment pourront bénéficier de la mention “Reconnu Grenelle Environnement” si elles respectent une série de normes lorsqu’elles feront des travaux d’amélioration de l’efficacité énergétique des logements.Le secrétaire d’Etat au Logement, Benoît Apparu, représentant de l’Etat, a signé avec les fédérations d’entreprises et artisans du bâtiment et trois organismes de qualification du bâtiment et des énergies renouvelables une charte d’engagement, et lancé la mention “Reconnu Grenelle Environnement”. Celle-ci sera accordée pour deux années reconductibles aux prestataires de travaux soit d’efficacité énergétique, soit d’installation d’équipements de production d’énergie renouvelable.Comme l’a expliqué à l’AFP Virginie Schwarz, directrice exécutive des Programmes à l’Agence de l’environnement et de la maîtrise de l’énergie (Ademe), “l’idée c’est de dire au consommateur : vous n’avez pas besoin de lire ce qu’il y a en-dessous, à partir du moment où vous voyez ‘Reconnu Grenelle Environnement’ […] On n’a pas inventé un nouveau nom, ‘Grenelle Environnement’ c’est quelque chose qui parle aux gens, à quoi ils attribuent une valeur”.Pour obtenir cette mention, un des trois organismes que sont Qualibat, QualitEnR ou Qualifelec doit donner son accord. Une visite de chantier permet de vérifier que les critères exigés sont bien mis en application, précise Sciences et Avenir. En cas de défaillance concernant la prestation d’un entrepreneur, la charte d’engagement exige d’avoir prévu une procédure de traitement des litiges et de sanctions, pouvant aller jusqu’à l’exclusion.32.200 entreprises répondant aux critères À lire aussiFibres végétales : de nombreuses applications émergent, notamment dans le secteur automobileLes 2.400 entreprises d’artisans qui avaient obtenu la marque “ECO Artisan” créée par la confédération de l’artisanat et des petites entreprises du bâtiment (CAPEB) bénéficient automatiquement de la mention “Reconnu Grenelle Environnement”.  Une équivalence également accordée aux entreprises ayant obtenu la marque “Pros de la performance énergétique”, créée par la Fédération française du bâtiment (FBB).Selon Qualibat, quelque 32.200 entreprises répondent déjà aux critères permettant l’obtention de la mention “Reconnu Grenelle”. “L’objectif c’est d’arriver début 2014 avec un nombre suffisant d’entreprises pour pouvoir mettre en place l’éco-conditionnalité des aides publiques, comme les crédits d’impôts et l’éco-prêt à taux zéro”, a ajouté Mme Schwarz.Le 10 novembre 2011 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

The Arc of San Diego is seeking candidates with autism for aThe Arc of San Diego is seeking candidates with autism for a

first_img July 22, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 22, 2019 The Arc of San Diego is seeking candidates with autism for a hiring pilot program 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Arc of San Diego is partnering with Neurodiversity in the Workplace and Thermo Fisher for a neurodiversity hiring/training program for candidates with autism.Selected candidates will attend a two-week training program at Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Carlsbad, CA location for roles specializing in data science and technology.To apply, send resume to neurodiversity@arc-sd.com by August 1, 2019For more information click here. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Sun Country Airline To Launch Las Vegas Anchorage Service This SummerSun Country Airline To Launch Las Vegas Anchorage Service This Summer

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Beginning May 18, Sun Country Airlines announced they will launch nonstop seasonal service between Las Vegas and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. In a release Sun Country announced they will initially operate on Saturdays, but starting May 29 will add a Wednesday flight and beginning June 5 will offer four nonstop flights per week on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Jim Szczesniak, TSAIA Manager: “Las Vegas is a strategic market for Anchorage and we are excited Sun Country will open this new nonstop destination. We have been working to secure nonstop flights between Anchorage and major hub markets. Nonstop flights stimulate growth and this new route will help continue the growth we saw last summer.”center_img For more information and fares, visit www.SunCountry.com or call 651-905-2737.last_img read more

People on the Move 090309People on the Move 090309

first_imgHearst named Jennifer Levene Bruno publisher of Veranda magazine, replacing Sims Bray Jr., who is staying on as a consultant through the end of the year. Previously, Bruno served as associate publisher of advertising at House Beautiful.Elle Décor executive editor Michael Boodro, who has served as acting editor-in-chief of the Hachette title since top editor Margaret Russell left to head editorial at Condé Nast’s Architectural Digest, officially was named editor-in-chief. In addition, Anita Sarsidi was promoted to design director, Florentino Pamintuan was elevated to creative director and Vicky Lowry will assume the executive editor title.Alexandra Hall returned to Boston magazine as lifestyle director. From 2001 to 2005 Hall served as a senior lifestyle editor at the magazine. Most recently, she served as senior editor of Daily Candy and as editor of niche publications for the Boston Globe.Rodale appointed Theresa Griggs as design director of Women’s Health. Most recently, Griggs served as art director at Glamour.Prevention, another Rodale title, appointed Roberta Caploe executiveeditor. Previously, Caploe served as executive editor of Ladies’ HomeJournal. Most recently, she worked with Source Interlink Media on “avariety of editorial projects,” Rodale says.Stamford, Connecticut-based Asset International appointed Katherine Blackler managing editor of PLANSPONSOR Europe, a recently-launched quarterly publication. Most recently, Blackler served as editor of Reinsurance Magazine in the U.K.Newsweek named Joel Schectman as a reporter covering business and economics. Previously, Schectman wrote for Bloomberg News, the AP and the New York Daily News. Alison Gwinn has been named an executive editor of Parade Publications. Most recently, Gwinn served as an executive editor at O, the Oprah Magazine. Her appointment at Parade is effective September 7.American Express Publishing appointed Susan Anthony vice president of marketing and branding for Departures. Previously, Anothony served as senior vice president of communications at luxury retailer Hermes.T: The New York Times Style Magazine named Ethel Park senior fashion editor. Previously, Park served as editor at large for Vogue.last_img read more

Metal Gear Solid V has an adorable birthday Easter eggMetal Gear Solid V has an adorable birthday Easter egg

first_imgMetal Gear Solid V is full of Easter eggs. We’ve uncovered another one that we want to share, but of course, if you like surprises, you probably shouldn’t read any further on. You were warned!The other day I was catching up with my best friend, whose birthday I had missed due to a work trip. She told me it was okay because she had the best surprise party ever. I was a bit miffed, because I wasn’t even invited to said party! Sure, I was out of town, but whomever was organizing it may not have known. Then she told me who threw the party for her: her crew back on Mother Base.So, you know how you put your birthday in the beginning of MGSV? Well, it’s so they can throw you a big surprise party on your special day! My friend was playing on Monday, September 7 when she got a call during a mission to return to base. It was urgent. She showed up and immediately heard the sound of gunshots followed by what seemed to be fireworks. Then a rock guitar riff started to blare.Her crew back on base came out with a big ol’ cake (with the Diamond Dogs logo), singing their version of “Happy Birthday.” Ocelot even tossed her a cigar, which Miller quickly took away (this actually changes depending on who’ve you recruited). It’s a ridiculously sweet setup and something only Kojima would dream up.Sadly, my friend doesn’t stream games so she didn’t get a chance to record it, but I found this version from YouTuber I xhypnotik. Even if you don’t play the game, just give this a watch.Sadly, I’ll have to wait til January to get my own surprise party from the Diamond Dogs.last_img read more

Exhibhiting a new beginningExhibhiting a new beginning

first_imgThe summer is beating down long and hard on the capital of India. Majority of people run off to the mountains to escape summers by taking holidays or gather in evenings and arrange fun things to do.Artz Fine Arts gallery will soon be giving the art lovers in Delhi something to look forward to in this sweltering weather. The gallery brings their unique concepts together in an exhibition titled  Tabula Rasa. The term Tabula Rasa is a term from Latin vocabulary. The term meaning ‘clean slate’ or effectively a ‘new beginning’.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This exhibition is one of the first of its kinds to happen and  will kick off in September with a preview taking place this month. The exhibition has been well  planned to promote the upcoming talents in visual arts.Tabula Rasa will showcase ten shows in ten weeks’ time; every week will have seven different artistes from all over the nation and from across the globe. Regarding the show, the gallery director Manoj Sejwal said, ‘This gallery is entirely a new venture for me, being a Delhi guy and based in Lado Sarai I have always observed different galleries promoting artists and their talents, but somewhere I felt a bleak about those who never got a chance to be a part of it.’  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘My idea of this gallery and this show is to promote and do art for arts’ sake’.‘All ten shows will have curated approaches regarding their display and montage,’ says curator Debabrota Das. Moreover the market is not about branded works, it’s all about good works just like this show.’ he added.The first show of Tabula Rasa is planned in July and the participating artistes in this show are Gazal Alagh, Meena Laisaram, Ritu Singh, Ritu Gupta, Shiv Kiran, Kamal Nath, Shagun Mohindra,Tanushree Singh and Sheetal Gulati. The show will exhibit a variety of art forms such as mediums like paintings, sculptures and photography.To give it a formal start, the gallery has arranged for a wine and cheese evening on 19 July.  The evening will witness  eminent TV actor Ashok Pandey, artists Asit Kumar Patnaik and Jagganath Panda who will open the show. So mark your calenders and head over!last_img read more

All Ball Gottlieb talks NBA conference finals and why comparing NCAA rulesAll Ball Gottlieb talks NBA conference finals and why comparing NCAA rules

first_img Guests:David Griffin – Former Cavs GM and longtime NBA exec on if the Sixers need to add a high end free agent; if they should consider breaking up their young nucleus to bring in two elite veterans; if Ben Simmons should consider switching shooting hands; and why the Cavs don’t have enough to beat Golden State.Ric Bucher – Senior NBA Writer for Bleacher Report and Sirius XM host discusses Brad Stevens getting shutout in the coach of the year coaches’ vote; how one coach explained his decision not to vote for Stevens; why the award can be a kiss of death; why he’s picking the Celtics to beat the Cavs; and if the Rockets have a real chance to beat the Warriors. Episode 8Gottlieb discusses former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s recent comments that NCAA athletes should be compensated for their name and likeness; why it’s disingenuous for critics not to acknowledge the countless benefits that college athletes already receive; and why Duke one-and-done Wendell Carter’s mother’s comments comparing the NCAA to slavery is off base.Doug is also talking NBA conference finals; if the Rockets have a shot to take out the Warriors; and how the Celtics can exploit matchup advantages to extend the series against the Cavs. Make sure you download and subscribe to All Ball and The Herd Podcast Network on iTunes and iHeart, or however you choose to listen.center_img Advertisementlast_img read more

Bad Karma PayPal President Reports Stolen Credit CardBad Karma PayPal President Reports Stolen Credit Card

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read Register Now » February 12, 2014center_img In a karmic twist, just weeks after PayPal allegedly helped to compromise the credit-card data of one of its users, the company’s president, David Marcus, has now reported his very own theft.The PayPal chief tweeted on Monday, “My card (with EMV chip) got skimmed while in the UK.”Marcus also continued to deny PayPal’s involvement in the recent incident in which the company allegedly divulged the last four credit-card numbers of the California web developer Naoki Hiroshima, who was being extorted by hackers for his twitter handle, @N.Related: Swallow This ‘Password’ Pill to Unlock Your Digital Devices“That actually didn’t happen,” Marcus shot back to one commenter who raised the issue.But nobody, it seems, is immune from the recent wave of hackings that has inundated thousands of consumers, leading retailers and web companies nationwide including Target, Neiman Marcus, GoDaddy, Michael’s and Yahoo.Marcus added that his information had been stolen by hackers “at the hotel I was staying at. They then cloned it and went on a shopping spree.”Related: Extortion Over $50,000 Twitter Handle Sets a Chilling PrecedentOf note is that Marcus’s card featured EMV technology (a small chip that generates new codes for every transaction), which is pervasive throughout the rest of the world. Though many believe EMV could be the solution to America’s recent hacking woes, Marcus’ incident goes to show that no card is entirely infallible.Ever the marketer, Marcus used the incident as an opportunity to promote his company. “Obfuscating card data online, on mobile, and now more and more offline remains one of PayPal’s strongest value props,” he tweeted.Related: The Only Thing Scarier Than Self-Driving Cars Are the Hackers Waiting to Attack Them Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

Can Teslas Home Battery Lower Your Electric Bill WellCan Teslas Home Battery Lower Your Electric Bill Well

first_img 8 min read May 7, 2015 This story originally appeared on CNBC This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now There’s no doubt that Elon Musk’s announcement that Tesla Motors will enter the energy-storage market last week excited Tesla fanboys and a good bit of the stock market. But are the economics compelling enough that consumers should get excited, too?That’s a less compelling proposition. In the same way that payback periods for hybrid cars and rooftop solar slowed early adoption, Tesla’s bold utility-market move will take some time to prove its worth when it comes to your electricity bill.Already enthusiasm for the product has been keen. Yesterday Musk announced that there had been 38,000 reservations for the power unit in California, a sellout into next year, but he also conceded that the system currently makes little economic sense for most utility customers in the U.S.Tesla’s $3,000 to $3,500 Powerwall system for homeowners (the price depends on the size of the system, either the 7-kWh or 10-kWh version) may actually cost as much as $9,000—including installation and ancillary electronics—for the consumer, said Dean Frankel, an analyst at Lux Research in New York.”You’ll likely see a price to the consumer of $7,000 to $9,000,” Frankel said. “It depends on how cheaply Tesla’s [installation] partners can get the power electronics.”In places like California, where there are generous incentives for installing renewable power, a homeowner could save about $2 a day, meaning the system pays for itself in four to six years, said Mark Duvall, director of energy utilization at the Electric Power Research Institute, who’s based in the northern California town of Half Moon Bay. In most of the rest of the country, the payoff would be longer because government incentives to go solar are smaller.Tesla’s system, which will become available this summer, is still about 50 percent cheaper than power-storage systems that have been on the market before, Duvall said. And for people who want the storage system as a way to provide emergency backup power—which is expected to be a small part of the demand—Tesla’s units are cost-competitive, with backup generators that run on gasoline or natural gas.But for most people, energy storage will have to get still cheaper, and there will need to be new mechanisms and business models to help spread out the cost before it makes both short-term and long-term financial sense.Here’s how to think about it.Musk’s virtuous energy circleCurrently, the business model works great for Musk and his holdings.Musk is also the founder of SolarCity, so a home energy-storage system can be linked to a rootfop solar array. It also plays a part in Musk’s bold plan to create a battery manufacturing gigafactory in the U.S.—the Powerwall is based on Tesla’s existing battery production method. At the same time, SolarCity is planning to build a solar panel manufacturing plant, a break from its roots in solar installation and financing alone. In all, it’s a virtuous renewable-energy capitalism circle for Musk companies. (Powerwall is separate from Tesla’s existing home-charging options for its cars, which can also be linked to SolarCity home solar installations.)Meanwhile, the system makes little sense on straight economics for most consumers right now, though changing utility rates will make the economics work better.The rising trend in utility rates is to charge more for electricity use at peak hours, or based on an individual’s own peak consumption, Duvall said. At-home electricity storage makes the most sense for consumers who live in states that have high peak-use rates, the experts say.Karl Rábago, an energy consultant who has worked in the past for both municipal utilities and utility corporations said that there are increasing arbitrage opportunities being offered by almost every utility in the country—some form of a dynamic pricing model. “It’s swept across the country,” he said. He said consumers interested in the Tesla Powerwall and researching the potential benefits need to first explore a local utility’s dynamic pricing model. The idea is simple: Use solar panels to create power and store it when it is in less demand, then sell it to the local utility or use it to offset your own consumption when demand and prices are both at their highest, Frankel said.Duvall said more utilities are offering optional rates, where the customer can elect to pay more for electricity use at peak hours—typically mid-afternoon to mid-evening—or based on an individual’s own peak consumption, in exchange for less-expensive electricity at night and on weekends.”If you can shift 7 kWh of electricity use from peak to nonpeak, you can save $2 a day,” Duvall said. “If you don’t have a time-of-day rate, you value [Tesla’s system] based on its use as backup power, and there’s not a lot of demand for that.”The average home uses between 1,000 and 1,200 kWh of juice per month, he said.The systems will get cheaper—not a lot—but cheaper.Duvall said a system like Tesla’s will probably get as much as 50 percent cheaper in the next 10 years. Part of that is the difference new technical innovations will make, but more of the price reduction will come simply from economies of scale as more people adopt at-home storage, using it in place of power from the utility grid or, more often, working in tandem with the grid. Another key factor will be how rapidly contractors learn how to install systems more efficiently, which has already helped drive down prices of residential solar-power systems.”It’s a lot more expensive now because of how small the market is,” Lux’s Frankel said. That’s especially true of the electronics, which are less advanced commercially than the batteries themselves, he added.Finally, emerging business models will help consumers manage the cost more easily.For years solar power stagnated, because it cost too much upfront to install, until SolarCity and others came along with plans to finance and install the panels, letting consumers recoup the investment by electricity savings each month that typically exceed the payments. That model has helped SolarCity, where Tesla CEO Elon Musk is chairman and his cousin chief executive Lyndon Rive, become a huge hit, with shares rising sevenfold since a late-2012 initial public offering.SolarCity, or someone like it, will soon offer plans to finance the battery-storage systems, Frank and Duvall said. After 195,000 installations in 2014, nearly 645,000 U.S. homes and businesses now have solar arrays, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.Utilities may also offer some assistance, because having more power available from battery owners may let them avoid the capital cost to build as many new plants, usually burning natural gas, to generate peak-load power. One of the earliest plans is a Sacramento Municipal Utility District pilot study on how to integrate at-home solar and storage systems into a smart grid.”There’s a lot of room for incentives, and there are certain to be a lot of options,” Duvall said.”Powerwall looks like it will do OK in high-cost places with high-cost photovoltaic solar systems—Hawaii especially, and California,” said Richard Sedano, of the Regulatory Assistance Project, a nonprofit focused on the power sector. He said reforms in New York will help, too, but broad success is uncertain and will depend largely on how pricing evolves.Rábago said the Powerwall system isn’t, strictly speaking, necessary to keep the electric grid from breaking down. But, the energy consultant added, “I think there is an opportunity for it to be successful.” For one, he said it hits the antisolar argument from some utilities—that you can only use solar when the sun shines—on the head. The Tesla bet is that there is a reasonable, affordable way to solve the utility problem with at-home energy storage.Rábago also said that early adopters wouldn’t necessarily be motivated, or discouraged, by cost savings. He recalled an interview he was present at a decade ago in Colorado with a guy who had a 9-kWh solar system and was asked if it was cost-effective. “He said, ‘You’re sitting on a $9,000 couch. Do I look like a price-sensitive consumer?'””People who will want to do it first are those who desire energy self-sufficiency and autonomy. They will think it’s worth it,” Rábago said. “And the more of them we get, the cheaper the next version will be for the rest of us.”—By Tim Mullaney, special to CNBC.com Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Brad does us proud finishing 6th overallBrad does us proud finishing 6th overall

first_imgWhile the 50m freestyle swimming event at the Olympic Games being held in Rio, saw Ladysmith’s own Brad Tandy smash his way through to the finals to be held on Saturday it proved  just too big an ask for our guy on the day.He finished 6th in the finals this morning 0.30 of a second away from winning a medalAn impressive first outing to the Olympics for Brad and undoubtedly not his last. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!,WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite center_img DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

Nearly Half of US States Sporting Breast Density Inform LawsNearly Half of US States Sporting Breast Density Inform Laws

first_img Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 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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News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Image courtesy of DenseBreast-info.orgSeptember 25, 2015 — With October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaching, educational site www.DenseBreast-info.org reported that 24 U.S. states have adopted legislation requiring healthcare providers to notify women whose mammograms reveal dense fibroglandular breast tissue. To track the progress of legislation across the country, the site has created a color-coded map separating states into five categories:States with a law requiring notification on the books (24);States that suggest notification (2);States with a 2015 or 2016 bill (8);States with no active bill (16); andStates that offer some level of insurance coverage related to breast density screening (4).Federal legislative efforts are still ongoing, with separate bills introduced in the U.S. House (HR 716) and Senate (S 370); HR 716 had 30 cosponsors as of Sept. 20 and S 370 had 20 cosponsors at that time.For more information: www.densebreast-info.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. 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Announcing Oracle Solaris 114 Consistent secure and easy to use platformAnnouncing Oracle Solaris 114 Consistent secure and easy to use platform

first_imgOracle announced the release of Oracle Solaris 11.4, a trusted business platform. Oracle Solaris gives consistent compatibility, is secure and simple to use platform. The version 11.4 is the first and the only operating system with a complete UNIX® V7 certification. Check out these facts about Oracle Solaris 11.4: The team worked on 175 development builds to get Oracle Solaris 11.4 It has been tested for more than 30 million machine hours 50 customers have put Oracle Solaris into production More than 3000 applications are certified to run on it New features in Oracle Solaris 11.4 Consistently compatible Major reason for companies and organizations behind choosing Oracle Solaris is its continued consistency. The Oracle Solaris Application Compatibility Guarantee program guarantees that it will work seamlessly on previous releases of Oracle Solaris. Additionally you can migrate Oracle 10 workloads to Oracle 11 with enhanced migration tools and documentation available for modern hardware. Simple Interface A new feature, Observability Tools System Web Interface brings together several key observability technologies. It includes the new StatsStore data, audit events and FMA events, into a centralized, customizable browser-based interface, that allows you to see the current and past system behavior at a glance. It will also allow you to add your own data for collection and customize the interface as you like. The Service Management Framework has been enhanced to allow you to automatically monitor and restart critical applications and services. Oracle Solaris Zones are now updated and the applications inside it can be run simply with the ability to evacuate a system of all of its Zones with just one command. With Oracle Solaris 11.4, you can now build intra-Zone dependencies and have the dependent Zones boot in the correct order. This will enable you to automatically boot and restart complex application stacks in the correct order. Safe and Secure Oracle Solaris 11.4 will give more security capabilities with multi-node compliance to  stay secure and compliant. You will be able to setup compliance to either push a compliance assessment to all systems with a single command and review the results in a single report. Alternatively, you can setup your systems to regularly generate their compliance reports and push them to a central server which can be viewed via a single report. Trusted path services are added in Oracle Solaris 11.4, to create your own services like Puppet and Chef, that can be placed on the trusted path. It will allow you to make the requisite changes while keeping the system/zone immutable and protected. With update to Oracle Solaris the team released a new version of Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.4. To know more about this release and to download Oracle Solaris 11.4 visit the Oracle Technology Network page. Read Next: Oracle releases GraphPipe: An open source tool that standardizes machine learning model deployment Oracle’s bid protest against U.S Defence Department’s(Pentagon) $10 billion cloud contract Oracle makes its Blockchain cloud service generally availablelast_img read more

Spain seals deal with US over NATO missile shieldSpain seals deal with US over NATO missile shield

first_img Sponsored Stories New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement MADRID (AP) – The Spanish government has agreed to participate in NATO’s anti-missile shield that will see specialized United States warships based at a Spanish base already used by the U.S. Navy.Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said Spain and the U.S. had sealed the deal Friday to use the base in southwestern Spain as part of the shield, enabling four U.S. Navy destroyers and some 1,400 operators to be deployed at the base. Moscow has long opposed the shield and called for binding guarantees from the U.S. and NATO that it will not target Russia.The Pentagon also has units at Moron air base in southwest Spain, with a presence of some 4,250 military personnel and 1,000 civilians in the country.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daycenter_img Top Stories The vital role family plays in society Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img read more

Ocwen Partners with NID and NAACP Releases Yearend DataOcwen Partners with NID and NAACP Releases Yearend Data

first_img in Headlines, News, Servicing Data Ocwen Q4 2016 Servicing 2017-02-22 Staff Writer February 22, 2017 668 Views Ocwen Financial released their operating results for Q4 and full year 2016 on Wednesday. In Q4 2016, Ocwen’s servicing segment recorded $43.3 million in pre-tax income, a gain over the previous quarter by $10.1 million. However, for 2016 as a whole, the servicing segment recorded a $6.5 million loss, while the company as a whole recorded a net loss of $10.4 million. Full year net loss equaled $199.6 million. Though the servicer recorded losses, 2016 saw gains for the company who saw a net loss of $246.7 million in 2015.The losses can be partly attributed to the fact that at the end of Q4 2016, Ocwen had not yet payed various legal and settlement amounts, which total approximately $68 million. For Q4 2016, Ocwen posted a net loss of $10.2 million company-wide.Overall, the servicer’s revenue was $1.4 billion for 2016. The company generated $475 million of cash flows from operating activities in 2016, ending the year with $257 million of cash.Delinquencies on Ocwen’s books decreased from 11.4 percent to 11.2 percent between Q3 and Q4 2016. The company’s reverse mortgage portfolio was worth $101.1 million by the end of the year. The originated $4.2 billion in forward mortgage loans and $825.5 million in reverse mortgages.“Not only did we deliver significantly improved financial performance versus the first half of the year, we continued our industry leadership in helping struggling families remain in their homes through responsible loan modifications,” said Ron Faris, President and CEO of Ocwen. “We also refinanced our corporate debt, improved our cost structure, and raised our servicer ratings and rankings. In addition, we continued to make progress towards resolving our major legacy legal and regulatory issues; but more progress is needed for us to complete our stabilization process.”As DS News reported on Friday, Ocwen recently reached a settlement with the State of California Department of Business Oversight that restores the company’s ability to acquire servicing rights in the state.With the restriction in California lifted, Ocwen is partnering with NID Housing Counseling Agency and the NAACP to assist customers who are struggling to pay their mortgage at an event on February 25 in Los Angeles.Jill Showell, SVP of Government and Community Relations at Ocwen said, “NID and the NAACP share our belief that homeownership is the foundation of strong communities, and we are proud to be working together to bring relief to struggling borrowers in the Los Angeles area.”Customers will be able to meet with Ocwen Home Retention Agents and NID housing counselors to discuss loan modification options.center_img Ocwen Partners with NID and NAACP, Releases Year-end Data Sharelast_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impaGrace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) 23 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Even with the Arizona Cardinals adding new faces to the trenches, one website is projecting the offensive line close to the bottom of the NFL barrel.Using factors such as past performance grades, college evaluations and age projections, Pro Football Focus compiled a preseason offensive line ranking, and the Cardinals’ projected lineup of A.Q. Shipley, Mike Iupati, D.J. Humphries, Justin Pugh and Andre Smith ranked 27th. Top Stories center_img Partially because of injuries, Arizona had 217 pressures surrendered with seven different linemen allowing two or more sacks, according to PFF.Pair that with losing starting running back David Johnson and the cards were really stacked against the O-line.Looking at the NFC West as a whole, PFF ranked the Los Angeles Rams’ offensive front at No. 10, the San Francisco 49ers 16th and the Seattle Seahawks 30th.The Philadelphia Eagles took home the top spot in the NFL with tackle Jason Peters and center Jason Kelce highlighting the group, while the Houston Texans held down the No. 32 spot for a second year straight.Below are the grades for each projected starter: – / 5 While the line has a different look in 2018, one of the biggest reasons for the low rank might come as little surprise to anyone familiar with the team.This group will look much different than the 2017 version – which can’t be a bad thing. The only problem is that this group – more than maybe any other in the NFL – has serious injury concerns. Almost every starter has missed significant time in each of the past two seasons and the Cardinals don’t exactly have quality depth to make up for it. If Mike Iupati, Justin Pugh and Andre Smith all return back to their career-best form, this could be a top-10 group. The odds of that happening, or even them playing all 16 games, seems incredibly slim after all the injuries they’ve suffered.Out of the linemen only Shipley managed to make it a full 16 games in 2017. Iupati (one game played), Pugh (eight), Humphries (five) and Smith (13) all missed multiple games last year.While the ranking is less than ideal, the moves the team made in the offseason did move the needle slightly from last season.Related LinksReturning from knee injury, Cardinals’ D.J. Humphries eyes a better 2018Cardinals OL Justin Pugh: Don’t include me on your injury-prone listArizona Cardinals sign former Bengals OT Andre SmithAfter the Cardinals offensive line started ranked No. 17 in PFF’s 2017 preaseaon rankings, they fell all the way to No. 31 by the end of the year. It was no surprise. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

The concept of 40before30 is selfexplanatory ItThe concept of 40before30 is selfexplanatory It

first_imgThe concept of 40before30 is self-explanatory. It’s the blog of Travel Blogger of the Year Jayne Gorman, who is trying to blog about 40 countries before she’s 30.Starting out less than two years ago, 20-something Jayne totted up that she had visited 30 countries and wanted to tick off the further 10 required to take her tally to 40, before she was 30. As she ‘fell more in love with blogging’, she then decided that ‘a stamp in a passport from the late 80s’ wasn’t enough and so she’d visit and blog about 40 countries anew. So far she has blogged about 26.Jayne’s engaging and entertaining blog will appeal to round-the-world gappers and city break weekenders alike. The look is low-key and the pages aren’t dripping with National Geographic-quality images, but that suits the blog’s style. Like her writing, Jayne’s holiday snaps tell it like it is for the likes of you and me. As well as her traveller’s tales, she provides useful advice, from parking at airports on a budget to what not to do at Full Moon parties!The blog’s appeal lies in Jayne’s unassuming girl-next-door likeability. Whereas some bloggers intimidate with their ‘I’ve travelled the world… what, you’ve only been to Majorca?’ elitism, Jayne posts articles like ‘Why I am too scared to CouchSurf’ and giddily recounts her first experience of a business class lounge. Her writing is page-turningly engaging and most importantly, funny – usually as she recounts her latest mishap, for instance: ‘I was working on an event in South Africa and my clothes fell off’. You really do wish her well.Follow Jayne’s quest to visit 40 countries, and avoid ‘international embarrassment’, at 40before30What’s your favourite travel blog? Drop us an email to jamest@skyscanner.net and we’ll consider it for our Blog of the Week series.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedWhat’s in your stocking?What’s in your stocking?The Everywhereist: Blog of the WeekThe Everywhereist: Blog of the Week#JustPlaneFunny competition winner announcedWe reveal the winner of a trip for two to Canada in our latest amazing competition.last_img read more