Karp notes that he hasn’t heard how the oil sands community feels about this motion but believes they will be heavily involved in the discussions. CALGARY (660 NEWS) – As a way to help boost its economy, the region of Wood Buffalo and Fort McMurray is considering no new work camps to attract more people to live in the community.They’re not the numbers that the Mayor of Wood Buffalo and his council want to see, as a large portion of the population lives in 109 fly-in fly-out work camps.According to a report from the oil sands community alliance, 58 percent of workers fly from privately owned aerodromes and only 5 per cent actually live in the region, meaning a big number are not paying taxes.Bradley Karp from Country 93.3 in Fort McMurray says that the city wants more people to call Fort McMurray home.“Trying to attract people to stay here has been a bit of an issue. When you have 30,000 people who live within 120 kilometers of you and 1 in 6 of them are flying in to the 31 airstrips in the region bypassing the local airports just flying straight in to the site then flying home and not spending a dime in town.” says Karp.Karp also adds that council is considering taking drastic action.“Asking for a notice of motion for a council meeting coming up in January that administration takes steps to impose a full on prohibition of any new camp accommodations and end renewals for existing camp accommodations within 120 kilometers of the city.”He notes that it’s been a tough few years for the community, adding the wildfires didn’t help with already declining vacancy rates.READ MORE: One year later: A look at the Fort McMurray wildfire and rebuild by the numbers“It’s a bit of a double whammy. We had the oil price crash and then a lot of people left leading up to the fire and then the fire happened so we went from a town of zero vacancy where people were renting out closets to sleep in, to people begging people to stay in their basements.”
He also attributed the presence of the former President of Afghanistan as the keynote speaker to the inaugural sessions as a very notable feature in this year’s arrangements. He would be one of the most suitable persons to comment on the Seminar’s main theme, ‘National Security in the Context of Emerging Global Threats’, the Commander added.Major General Jagath Dias adding a few words to the occasion told the Media that one should not forget the fact that army personnel who had been serving the north in the aftermath of the war had never been accused of any wrong-doing.“Instead, those northern people have been reaching us for assistance all the time. That fact proves how effective our professional conduct is right throughout,” he said. Sri Lanka is now one of the most peaceful countries but the military is still on alert to global threats, be it drug peddling, human trafficking, man made and natural disasters or terrorism, Army Commander Lieutenant Crishanthe De Silva said today.He was speaking at a press conference held to brief the media on the 5th Defence Seminar – 2015 which takes place at the Colombo Galadari Hotel next month. He said the seminar has also contributed to strengthening of the mutual bonds of goodwill with all supporting the country and its armed forces. “We have extended invitations to the US ambassador and a number of diplomats. Ambassadors for China and Pakistan are among invited speakers to the sessions. The Army in the past six years after the war reached high degree of professionalism through the experiences and special training sessions conducted. It is this professionalism which has brought commendation to the organization,” the Commander pointed out.This year’s comprehensive two-day sessions while mainly focusing on ‘National Security in the Context of Emerging Global Threats’ are segmented into nine separate sessions under sub themes, such as ‘Nature of Threats Affecting the National Security of a Nation’, ‘Emerging World Order’, ‘Terrorism and Challenges to National Security’ and ‘Non-military Threats to National Security’ etc and the seminar is to be attended by 350 invitees, including 66 foreign delegates. “For any military in the world, national security is the priority and all military officers are therefore committed to preserve it. This forum discusses and exchanges views on matters of security concern to the region as well as to the world, taking current global trends into consideration. The Army has gained recognition for conduct of this interactive dialogue since its founding in 2011. This has enabled us to get a better exposure and the ever swelling numbers attending it every year itself is a testimony to this global recognition”, the Commander said.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Gildan hopes advertising spending will drive strong results through 2014 by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 6, 2013 6:45 pm MDT MONTREAL – Gildan Activewear is expecting a record start to the year, with hopes that higher advertising spending for big-time events such as the recent Super Bowl will translate into a strong performance for the company through to 2014.The Montreal-based activewear supplier plans to double its advertising and marketing budget this year to US$30 million and has hired a New York agency to guide its strategy.“We’re committed to spending and developing our brand to be a major consumer brand in the United States of family apparel over the next couple years,” CEO Glenn Chamandy said Wednesday during a conference call to discuss its first-quarter results.The company recently spent about $4 million for one Super Bowl ad in the U.S. and two in Canada. It plans to support AAA baseball and other events, while also heavily promoting its products during the next back-to-school period.In results released after markets closed, the clothing manufacturer slightly beat expectations as it earned a record US$35.3 million profit, reversing last year’s large loss.Gildan (TSX:GIL) earned 29 cents per diluted share for the period ended Nov. 29. That compared to a net loss of US$46.1 million or 38 cents per share in the prior year.Adjusting for restructuring and acquisition-related costs, it earned US$39.1 million or 32 cents per share. Sales surged 38.5 per cent in the quarter to US$420.6 million.Gildan, which reports in U.S. dollars, was expected to earn 30 cents per share in adjusted profits on $397.9 million of sales, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.Chamandy said the company has seen its Gildan-branded apparel dramatically increase sales in the past two years and expects sales to add about $100 million per year.He said the advertising is designed to support sales at national and regional retailers.“The industry is upbeat so we think we’re on a good trajectory to have a good year.”The company had projected last quarter that adjusted net earnings in the first quarter would range between 28 to 31 cents per share.Printwear segment sales grew 65.6 per cent to $243.7 million, while branded apparel sales were up 13 per cent to $177 million. Printwear operating earnings were $45.9 million while $19.6 million was realized from branded apparel.It said the results were better because of lower than forecast promotional discounting in the printwear segment, partially offset by hurricane repair costs at its Dominican Republic textile facility.“The strong recovery in earnings for our core printwear business is continuing and we are making important progress in 2013 in implementing our strategy to position Gildan as a consumer brand for socks, activewear and underwear,” said Laurence Sellyn, chief financial and operating officer.Last year’s loss was due to historically high cotton costs, inventory destocking by wholesale distributors, promotional discounting and an extended holiday manufacturing shutdown.Gildan said its sales surged in part because of demand for Gildan-branded products and the impact of its Anvil acquisition.In addition to expanding some of its low-cost manufacturing facilities in Central America, Gildan has decided to consolidate the production of its performance shirts to Anvil’s facility in Honduras.The move won’t dramatically increase production but should enhance efficiencies of making these higher-margin products.Gross margins were 26.8 per cent in the first quarter, compared to 2.1 per cent a year ago. The changes resulted from lower-cost cotton, improved industry conditions for printwear and a more favourable product mix for branded apparel, partially offset by lower printwear selling prices.Gildan said it expects net sales revenues for the year will slightly exceed its previous guidance of about $2.1 billion on $1.4 billion of sales for printwear and $700 million for branded apparel. The impact of higher sales is projected to be offset by higher cotton and manufacturing costs. Adjusted EPS is still forecast to range between $2.60 and $2.70 per share.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Gildan’s shares closed down 11 cents at C$36.55 in Wednesday trading.
Show more The latest claims form part of a string of accusations of sexual assault in recent months, which have emerged after former child star Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of trying to seduce him in 1986 when Rapp was 14. Spacey, who was 26 at the time of the alleged assault against Rapp, said last year: “I honestly do not remember the encounter… but if I did behave then as he describes I owe him the sincerest apology.”A Met Police spokesman said the new allegations were made on February 8, February 14 and April 17 this year. It comes on the day that fellow actor Guy Pearce become the latest celebrity to speak about the alleged behaviour of Spacey. In an interview with Australian broadcaster Andrew Denton, Pearce said the disgraced actor had been “handsy”.Pearce starred alongside Spacey in LA Confidential, in which he enjoyed his breakthrough role in 1997. It wasn’t clear in his interview with Denton if he was specifically discussing his time on the crime film, but when asked about Spacey, Pearce said: “Tough one to talk about at the moment. Amazing actor, incredible actor. Slightly difficult time with Kevin, yeah. He’s a handsy guy.” Kevin Spacey is facing further sex assault allegations in Britain after Scotland Yard revealed three more men had come forward with claims against the actor.Spacey, 58, is being investigated by officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command, who are now probing allegations made by six men.In January, it was revealed the Oscar-winning star was facing three separate claims, each of which alleged he sexually assaulted a man in London.However, two other men went to police in February this year claiming they had been sexually assaulted by Space in Lambeth in 2008, and Gloucester in 2013. A sixth man who also alleged the actor sexually assaulted him in Westminster in 1996 went to police on April 17.Spacey has always denied the allegations made against him. He lived and worked in London for periods during his role as The Old Vic’s artistic director from 2004-2015. When the crowd reacted to Pearce’s comments, he added: “Thankfully I was 29, and not 14”. 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.
EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.1.#WE’RE THE BEST: Ireland has been named the best country in the world for business by Forbes Magazine. Ireland has climbed from sixth in the list, which tracks metrics like property rights, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom and red tape.2.#BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES: Winter has well and truly arrived today, with Met Eireann issuing a weather warning today. Winds of up to 120kph have been reported in Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal. Things will pick up by the weekend, however.3.#JOBS RISK: After the news that 150 jobs will be cut at Pfizer’s Newbridge plant, a SIPTU representative has told TheJournal.ie that a further 45 jobs could be at risk. The company says that it is withdrawing from packaging operations in 2015, with 45 jobs in the operation set to be cut in 2015.4.#BLACKOUT: Contingencies are being put in place in the event of a strike by ESB workers. The Irish Independent carries details today of how various branches of government and society will be affected in the event of an all-out strike.5.#CANCER: Ireland has fallen more than 10 per cent behind the EU average in terms of cancer survival rates. The report from Lancet Oncology shows that 30.3 per cent survive ovarian cancer in Ireland, compared with 44.1 per cent in Sweden.6.#ROBBERY: A man in his 20s has been arrested following a robbery at an off-licence in Dublin last night. A man armed with a hammer entered the store at around 9.30pm and demanded cash, fleeing with an undisclosed sum of money.7.#PLANNING: Parked mobile advertising could be ended by a new ruling by An Bord Pleanala. Businesses have been using the trailers for some time now, but An Bord Pleanala has now said that the boards will require planning permission.8.#CLERICAL ABUSE: The Vatican has told a UN committee that it can not be held legally competent over the abuses of children by the clergy. A spokesman said that the Holy See regards the issues as a matter for the laws of individual countries involved.9.#MOIRA: A man has been arrested in connection with a car bomb attack on a County Down police station in 1998. The Moira RUC station bomb was so loud it was heard 20 miles away in Belfast and injured 11 people. The 43-year-old man was arrested in the Moy area and brought to Antrim for questioning.
http://jrnl.ie/3046936 Image: Google Maps Short URL Oct 26th 2016, 2:24 PM Wednesday 26 Oct 2016, 2:24 PM He was an absolute gentleman and would be well-known in the community.“He would be the fella you’d see in every Irish village, that guy who’d be sitting on the wall watching the world go by.“He’d have been considered quite the character, a decent skin.”“He comes from a well-known family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of them at this time.“I’d also like to commend all the officials who moved so quickly to help him.”A garda spokesman said they are investigating the fire and that the outcome of the forensic analysis would determine the course of their investigation.Keeping it in the family helps Teeling Whiskey toast multi-million euro profits >Gardaí looking for member of the public who helped hit-and-run victim in Dublin > By Garreth MacNamee 12,646 Views A MAN IN his 70s has been found dead in his home after a house fire this morning.Locals have reported that a number of people were trying to save the pensioner’s life but couldn’t get inside the house in Clonroche, Wexford.They tried to enter the property when they saw the roof beginning to sink from the heat.Gardaí are investigating whether an oxygen tank the man used had anything to do with the blaze.Officers, at this stage, are not treating the fire as suspicious.Local councillor Michael Sheehan said he was shocked by the news of the man’s passing.He told TheJournal.ie: Share187 Tweet Email Image: Google Maps ‘He was an absolute gentleman’: Tributes paid after pensioner dies in Wexford house fire Locals tried in vain to save the man after they spotted his roof was sinking due to the heat. 5 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Projet Pink : Microsoft s’apprête à commercialiser ses nouveaux téléphonesÉtats-Unis – Microsoft est sur le point de lancer une nouvelle gamme de téléphones portables. Les appareils doivent cibler le jeune public.Microsoft devrait présenter la semaine prochaine de nouveaux téléphones fabriqués par l’entreprise japonaise Sharp. Ces produits seront d’abord disponibles aux États-Unis avant de s’exporter à l’international. À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Cette nouvelle gamme de téléphones, baptisée Projet Pink, ne devrait pas tourner sous Windows 7 et les téléchargements d’applications ne seraient pas non plus possibles. Peu de chances donc, que ces nouveaux terminaux concurrencent les téléphones dernière génération. Microsoft avait critiqué la stratégie de Google, estimant qu’il était très difficile de faire plusieurs choses à la fois. Avec sa gamme Pink, a priori sans réelle innovation, la firme de Redmond fait pourtant de même, et faire une place à ces nouveaux portables sur le marché a de fortes chances de s’avérer difficile.Le 6 avril 2010 à 12:33 • Emmanuel Perrin
Sécheresse précoce : déjà 9 départements rationnés en eauVendredi 29 avril, le ministère de l’Écologie a annoncé que 9 départements français faisaient d’ores et déjà l’objet de mesures de restriction d’eau, à cause du printemps sec et chaud observé sur toute l’Europe du nord.Par arrêté préfectoral, 9 départements de l’Hexagone se voient imposer une limitation de l’usage de l’eau, en raison des conditions climatiques. Les restrictions les plus fortes (statut dit de “crise renforcée”) concernent les Deux-Sèvres, la Vienne, la Charente et la Charente-Maritime, ainsi que la Seine-et-Marne et le Val-de-Marne. La Nièvre, le Cher et la Vendée sont aussi concernés, par des mesures de moindre importance.À lire aussiRétention d’eau : symptômes, remèdes, causes, que faire en cas d’oedème ?Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, ministre de l’Écologie, a convoqué, à partir de la mi-mai, un comité sécheresse, qui se réunira toutes les 6 semaines pour gérer la situation durant les mois chauds de l’année.Si en France environ 58 % des réservoirs d’eau affichent actuellement un niveau inférieur à la normale, le Royaume-Uni, la Belgique, la Suisse et les Pays-Bas sont également concernés. En Angleterre et au pays de Galles, le mois de mars a été le plus sec observé depuis un siècle, tandis qu’en Suisse, un printemps aussi pauvre en précipitations n’avait été vu qu’en 1884 et en 1921 ! Le 2 mai 2011 à 12:23 • Emmanuel Perrin
The following was taped on Tuesday night in Des Moines, Iowa.Dark match:* Dolph Ziggler def. Viktor.5/10 WWE Main Event taping results:* Big Cass def. Curtis Axel.* Apollo Crews def. Stardust.* Baron Corbon def. Zack Ryder.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipCREED II s Florian Munteanu to fight Anthony Joshua?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 2:39/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 9.99%0:02Remaining Time -2:37 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list 1 COMMENT Videos Articles Ziggler shoved down to the dark match of Main Event? Ouch. Scotty James Savile Facebook Curtis Axel Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next CREED II s Florian Munteanu to fight Anthony Joshua? Twitter Dolph Ziggler Comments On His WWE Status WhatsApp Dolph Lundgren found superhero movie stunt scenes really difficult to shoot Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ May 11, 2016 at 11:37 am Harry und Meghan: Stars eilen zur Hilfe Joel Edgerton Former WWE star Big Cass reportedly has incident at WrestlePro Event in New Jersey Now Playing Up Next Cody Rhodes Says Stephen Amell Has Wrestling In His Blood Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed.
Wikimedia CommonsThe Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) is seeking to expand its collection of nearly 6,000 items before it reopens its permanent space to the public in June. The museum will hold an artifact collection day on Sunday, Feb. 24, during which potential donors can meet with the museum’s curators.The museum is specifically seeking documents, photographs or personal items that “educate visitors on the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy,” according to a press release. The items can represent Jewish life before, during and after WWII or the Holocaust and its aftermath.Holocaust survivor Bill Orlin will be at the event Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to donate his archival photos and share his personal story of being forced out of Poland when he was 7 years old. The HMH’s permanent location at 5401 Caroline St has been closed since January 2018, as it undergoes a $49 million expansion project that aims to double the size of the museum to 57,000 square feet.Those that wish to schedule an appointment with a curator on Feb. 24 can do so via this link. The event will be held at the museum’s temporary location at 9220 Kirby Drive, Suite 100. Potential donors who aren’t able to attend can email firstname.lastname@example.org. More details are available here. Share
By comparison, Netflix breakout hit “Stranger Things” season 2 delivered a U.S. audience of 15.8 million for the premiere episode in the three-day window, and the controversy-spiked “13 Reasons Why” season 2’s first episode drew 6 million over the same time period, Nielsen says. (The measurement company, which launched the SVOD ratings service last fall, doesn’t have historical data on past seasons of “OITNB.”)In season 6 of “OITNB,” some of the Litchfield Penitentiary crew relocate to a maximum-security facility, where they’re met by new inmates and routines — and pink uniforms.The Emmy-winning “Orange Is the New Black,” created by Jenji Kohan and based on the book of the same name by Piper Kerman, was among Netflix’s first big bets on originals. The show’s freshman season bowed in 2013, and if Nielsen’s figures are any indication “OITNB” has retained a loyal fanbase. Lionsgate produces the series for Netflix.Nielsen’s three-day measurements of Netflix shows are meant to be roughly comparable to Nielsen Live+3 TV ratings (linear plus time-shifted DVR viewing within 72 hours of air). By that yardstick, “Orange Is the New Black” season 6 would be a smash hit on cable, bigger than the premiere of Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone” starring Kevin Costner, which had 4.8 million viewers in a three-day window after its premiere — but not in the same league as top broadcast TV primetime shows.As usual, it’s worth pointing out the shortcomings of Nielsen’s estimates. The company’s SVOD Content Ratings cover only the U.S. (Netflix is available worldwide) and track viewership only on internet-connected TVs, excluding mobile devices and computers. Meanwhile, since Netflix doesn’t sell ads, it’s not as focused on the initial three-day audience metric as TV networks are. Still, in the absence of Netflix divulging metrics itself, such third-party approximations can be a useful way to compare the relative popularity of content on the service.According to Nielen’s Q1 2018 Nielsen Total Audience Report, 64% of U.S. TV homes have access to at least one subscription VOD service; 26% have two and 11% have access to three. About 42% of U.S. adults say they subscribe to SVOD services to watch a specific program, per Nielsen’s MediaTech Trender survey. In its sixth season, Netflix’s prison dramedy “Orange Is the New Black” continues to draw a sizable audience, remaining one of the streamer’s most-watched original series, according to Nielsen.“OITNB” is particularly strong among viewers 18-49, and — unsurprisingly, given the predominantly female cast — 66% of the audience is women, Nielsen research shows.The first episode of “Orange Is the New Black” season 6 drew an average-minute audience of over 5.37 million U.S. viewers in the initial three days of availability (July 27-29), per Nielsen’s SVOD Content Ratings measurement service. About 71% of that audience was in the 18-49 demo.Across all 13 episodes, season 6 had an average minute audience of 2.56 million U.S. viewers in the first three days on Netflix, 73% of whom were in the 18-49 bracket. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Pictured above: Adrienne C. Moore (l.) and Danielle Brooks in “Orange Is the New Black” season 6 Popular on Variety
Stay on target As expected, Apple just held a press conference revealing a slate of paid subscription services to supplement somewhat softening hardware sales. We thought it was going to be big, big enough to relegate cool new iPad announcements to a simple news post. But I don’t think we were ready for how ambitious Apple’s plans really were. Cupertino is coming for all of your content, whether it’s news or finance or video games or original streaming shows.Are you a fan of magazines but not someone who works in media, leaving you blissfully unaware of how the industry is struggling with devalued labor? Well instead of paying thousands of dollars per year for separate subscriptions, buy a single Apple News+ subscription for $10 per month to gain access to over 300 magazines and newspapers with rich interactive articles redesigned for iOS. It takes us back to the heady days of 2010, the last time the iPad was supposed to save magazines. Shout out to the presenter though for using Essence as the example.Speaking of industries Apple helped ruined only to then try and save, the company is also creating its own video game subscription service to rival Xbox Game Pass and Google’s upcoming Stadia streaming platform. Apple Arcade gives players access to over 100 exclusive premium mobile games playable across all devices even offline, including Apple TV. Partners include lots of indies but also Sega and the Final Fantasy veterans at Mistwalker.But as cool as this could be, we’re worried about the economics if developers are encouraged to make artificially longer games to get paid more. Also, as I mentioned after my recent Apple games briefing, the fact that it takes a bundle like this to encourage people to pay for and play better mobile games just shows how much free-to-play mechanics have totally poisoned that whole market.The big news though came from the TV side. The new Apple TV Channels app sounds like a kind of smart cable service letting you pick and choose different channels to view more easily, including now on smart TVs. But the channel Apple is most invested in is Apple TV+, its upcoming entry in the streaming TV service wars.In an endless parade of celebrities (but little concrete footage) combining insufferable Hollywood smugness with insufferable Apple smugness, Apple promised a slate of original programming that will do no less than save humanity. So get ready for blind Jason Momoa, a Sesame Street spin-off about coding, Kumail Nanjiani celebrating immigrants, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston dunking on Steve Carell’s sexism, Steven Spielberg embracing internet TV at last, and something from Oprah.And with all the money you’re going to save letting Apple control your whole entertainment ecosystem, let them control your financial ecosystem as well with Apple Card. This service integrates Apple Pay with banking features, an app but also a straight-up physical credit card backed by the oh-so-trustworthy Goldman Sachs. Apple talked a big game about removing fees, providing generous daily cash back on purchases, not tracking purchases, and helping users more intelligently pay back debts. But will this overcome the inherently predatory nature of credit cards and capitalism in general?All of these new Apple services roll out throughout this year. Some perks are even available now. So even if you’re part of the dwindling audience willing to spend over a thousand dollars for a phone without a headphone jack, there will at least be new ways to enjoy your commitment to Apple. Meanwhile, we’ve still got some nice unused pitches for original Apple shows right here. Apple Brings Contactless Student IDs to More UniversitiesCelebrate World Emoji Day With Diverse New Characters
The old adage “The more things change, the more they stay the same” isn’t relevant just in fashion and politics, it’s also true in business.Related: Can Main Street Businesses Thrive in the Trump Era?Consider the job of milkman, a staple in our parents’ and grandparents’ lives. Several decades ago, advances like one-stop grocery stores and household refrigerators all but eliminated this daily delivery service for bottles of milk.But, today, changing demographics, along with developments like online ordering and payment services, are driving the service’s resurgence. Thanks to those trends, microbreweries and doctors making house calls are also enjoying a comeback, and they aren’t the only sectors getting a competitive boost from technology. By 2025, I predict that a whole host of small businesses that once thrived on Main Street USA will be back with a vengeance — thanks to technology. Technology levels the playing field for small businesses.A broad range of new (and some not so new) technologies and services is giving small businesses the tools they need to level the playing field with their bigger brethren. Think about the ubiquity and accessibility, the ease and speed of online marketing, fulfillment, financing, purchasing and transaction technologies.Think about the companies bringing us these technologies — like Amazon, eBay, PayPal, Intuit, Square, Kabbage, Alibaba etc. They’re making it possible for small retailers and service providers to effectively compete with big box retailers and national brands.The resurgence of small retail and service businesses driven by tech is gaining real momentum. According to a Pew Research study, nearly one in five Americans has earned money in the last year by selling something online, and nearly one in 10 has earned money in the last year using digital platforms to take on a job or task. Meanwhile, 1 percent have rented out their properties on a home-sharing site.Adding up everyone who has performed at least one of these three activities, some 24 percent of American adults have earned money in the “online economy” over the last year.And the uptick in small online retail businesses has undoubtedly left big businesses feeling the impact. In fact, some of the same platforms, like Amazon, that allow small businesses to thrive have sounded a death knell for long-established brick and mortar retailers like Sears, JC Penney’s, Kmart and Macys. A recent report from retail think tank Fung Global Retail & Technology estimated that the widespread closures among those four chains alone — nearly 400 stores — will leave approximately $2.5 billion in sales up for grabs.Related: Don’t Go Too Lean. On America’s Main Street, Business Plans Still Work.In addition to sparking the revival of small retailers and service providers, technology has also given rise to the “gig economy,” a market estimated to represent 34 percent of the workforce. Mobile apps, POS systems and simple-to-use back office tools have made it easy for these individuals to take part in the new sharing and convenience markets.Uber, Airbnb, TaskRabbit and other platforms, meanwhile, are giving workers unprecedented flexibility and control, and requiring little or no capital investment.Millennials are prominent in the small-business revival.There’s good reason to believe that the revival of small businesses will continue and will prominently feature millennials. The reason is that the members of this, our nation’s largest population segment, favor more personalized service. They also prefer buying from known communities.A recent Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates survey found that nearly 40 percent of millennials surveyed said that supporting small businesses was important to them when they make buying decisions. Preferences like that one will have a potent impact on the market, considering that millennials already spend approximately $600 billion annually.According to an Accenture report, by 2020, millennials will spend $1.4 trillion annually and represent 30 percent of total retail sales.In fact, this cohort’s outsized impact on the revival of the small-business economy can be traced not only to their purchasing preferences and power, but also to the part they’re playing in becoming small-business owners themselves.According to an SBDC study, almost half of millennials surveyed (49 percent) said they wanted to start their own business in the next three years, and a full quarter (26 percent) had lived entirely off the income of a small business. Those factors, along with the increasing availability of technologies, easier access to working capital from services like my company, Kabbage and online tools for SMBs, create an ideal environment for individuals to found and grow their own small retail and service companies. Will small businesses now be in control? I predict we’ll see the rise of small-business oriented “super-service” technologies and tools. This includes those that provide under a single umbrella all the infrastructure needed to conduct business — from insurance and accounting to marketing and sales fulfillment. These super services, in specific industries such as transportation, lodging, etc., will allow small businesses to compete effectively against their large rivals.And, thanks to technology, every step of starting and running a business will be significantly easlier than ever before: setting up shop, gaining exposure, sourcing, shipping and delivery.Related: From Wall Street to Main Street: This Franchisee Is Generating Profits in a Whole New WayWe have a motto at my company: “Let the chefs cook.” The phrase refers to removing the friction that exists in small businesses today, distracting them from their core competencies and passions. Similarly, existing and new technologies will further reduce operational distractions, empowering them to achieve more. This, coupled with millennials’ entrepreneurial spirit, and the growing number of tools to support small businesses, will makeMain Street USA bigger (or smaller) and better than ever. 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News | April 02, 2015 Text Message Reminders Boost Breast Cancer Screening Attendance Study finds reminders could boost attendance by 20 percent Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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. But they will not be easy. read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more April 2, 2015 — A new study found that women who received a text message reminder about their breast cancer screening appointment were 20 percent more likely to attend than those who were not texted. The study was published in the British Journal of Cancer. Researchers funded by the Imperial College Healthcare Charity trialled text message reminders for women 47-53 years old who were invited for their first appointment for breast cancer screening.The team compared around 450 women who were sent a text with 435 women who were not texted. It found that 72 percent of women who were sent a text message reminder attended their screening appointment, compared with 60 percent who were not.Text message reminders had the biggest impact on women from the most deprived areas who were 28 percent more likely to attend their first screening appointment if they were sent a text.The research found that women were almost three times more likely to cancel their appointment in advance if they were sent a text message reminder.Lead author Robert Kerrison, at the Cancer Research UK health behaviour unit at UCL, said: “We all forget things now and then, and doctor’s appointments are no exception – in fact, forgetting is one of the most commonly cited reasons why women miss breast cancer screening appointments.”Our research found that a cheap, simple text-message-reminder could boost the number of women — especially those from deprived areas — attending screening, or cancelling in advance. More trials are needed to confirm this, but texting could save valuable NHS resources.”Ian Lush, chief executive of Imperial College Healthcare Charity, said: “The potential positive impact the study could have on the UK population’s health is huge and goes far beyond the borders of London where the text message service was originally trialled. Research outcomes like this confirm the need for the charity to continue funding such pioneering work which will continue to help improve the health of the population.”Julie Sharp, M.D., Cancer Research UK’s head of health information, said: “Research like this can help tackle practical barriers that sometimes stop women from attending screening appointments. Cancer screening can save lives, but it’s important to remember there are risks as well as benefits. People should also receive good quality information to help them decide whether to take up a screening invitation.”Note: In the group of around 450 women texted, 380 had an active mobile number and received the text. The group of 435 women who were not texted had a mobile number registered with their general practitioner, but because they were not texted it was not possible to find the number of women with active mobile numbers.For more information: www.bjcancer.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Related Content Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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Graphic courtesy of Pixabay News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more
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A dramatic increase in the size of its police force has seen the Republic of Haiti grow to be one of the safest destinations in the Americas.According to the UNODC, in 2012 Haiti’s violent death rate of 6.9 out of every hundred thousand was among the lowest rates in the Americas, and also the same as Long Beach, California.The destination also recorded the lowest rate of violent deaths in 2012 compared to previous year, as well as a two third drop from six to two American citizens murdered during their visit.Kidnappings of US citizens also fell in 2012 from 11 during the prior year to nine.The decrease in violence was mainly attributed to the destination’s focus on strengthening security, particularly the 50 percent increase in the size of its National Police.Haitian National Police (HNP) was also equipped with innovative technology and equipment to help track criminals.Last year, the Republic of Haiti announced that as part of its post-2010 earthquake rebuild it would also focus on building more tourism infrastructure.Click here for more information. Haiti recorded the lowest rate of violent deaths in 2012. Image: Haitisurf.com Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
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