Mark your calendar for the Programmable Logic Meet-up at ESC Minneapolis 2016

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Industry Are you an embedded designer who has only ever created systems using microcontrollers (MCUs)? Have you heard about programmable devices in the form of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and wondered what all the fuss is about? Maybe you’ve been experiencing a sneaking suspicion that now might be a good time to learn more.In this case, mark your calendar to attend the Programmable Logic Meet-Up at the forthcoming Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), which will be held September 21-22, 2016 in Minneapolis.Mark your calendar (Source: Taking place on Wednesday September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., this meet-up — which will be hosted by yours truly — is the event “to see and be seen.” And it’s not just for engineers who are interested in learning more about FPGAs — this is an informal networking session that is open to anyone who is in any way interested in, or involved in, programmable logic, including beginning users, expert users, vendors, distributers, design service providers, application engineers — there will even be a friendly welcome for project managers (LOL).You don’t need to pre-register especially for this meet-up (you do need to be registered for the conference as discussed below), and there isn’t a hard schedule (you can come and go as you please), but it would be great if you could email me at to let me know you’re planning on coming so I can make sure that there are enough refreshments for all during this extravaganza.We held a similar Programmable Logic Meet-up at ESC Minneapolis 2015, and the result was just shy of being “standing room only,” with everyone networking furiously and having a jolly good time.Last but not least, if you haven’t already registered for ESC, you will need to do so (Click Here for passes and pricing). Even if you don’t wish to attend the technical portion of the conference, you will still need to sign-up for a FREE Expo-Only Pass, but this is painless and will take only a moment (trust me, have I ever lied to you before?). Continue Reading Previous Single-chip end-to-end security for IoT devices connected to the Amazon cloudNext On accurate tools and calibrationcenter_img Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

Oppo F9 Pro will come with ColorOS 5.2 based Android 8.1 Oreo, confirms company

first_imgOppo has officially announced that F9 Pro will be launching in India on August 21. The company isn’t keeping the phone under wraps and has teased a lot of key details about the Oppo F9 Pro. Oppo has revealed that the F9 Pro will come with VOOC Flash Charge Technology, meaning the phone will charge much faster than one can imagine. Oppo has now revealed more details about the F9 Pro. The company, on Friday, teased that the Oppo F9 Pro will run ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. There’s, however, no word about the Oppo F9 Pro getting upgraded to Google’s latest operating system aka Android 9 Pie.”#OPPOF9Pro comes with ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1. It brings out a brand new design which is warm yet crisp, intoxicating yet comforting. The user interface has been given an innovative transformation to make it stand out from the crowd. Launch of #OPPOF9Pro on 21st Aug,” Oppo posted on via its India handle.Alongside the software setup inside the F9 Pro, Oppo has also confirmed that the phone will come in only one variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There’s, however, no detail if the storage memory will be expandable via microSD card or not.Furthermore, Oppo has also confirmed that the F9 Pro will come with fast charging ability. The Oppo F9 Pro is being teased to come with VOOC Flash Charge Technology. Oppo claims that 5 minutes of charge will run the F9 Pro for around 2 hours at a stretch. The company has also confirmed that the Oppo F9 Pro will be backed by a 3500 mAh AI Battery.advertisementAs far as the camera set up is concerned, the F9 Pro will sport a 25-megapixel AI sensor on the front paired with Sensor HDR support. On the rear panel, the Oppo F9 Pro will pack a dual camera setup, however, the megapixel count of the sensors are yet to be revealed. Considering the F9 Pro is expected to be quite similar to that of the F9 we can expect the Oppo F9 Pro to come with a primary sensor of 16-megapixel and secondary sensor of 2-megapixel.ALSO READ: Oppo F9 Pro coming to India on August 21: Here’s everything you need to know about the phoneThe Oppo F9 Pro will come with a notched display revealed the company. Oppo says that the F9 Pro will come with a 90.8 per cent screen-to-body ratio. Like the F9, F9 Pro is also expected to come with a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Oppo has also revealed that the smartphone will come in several funky colours. Oppo has revealed that the device will be offered in three colours such as Starry Purple, Sunrise Red and Twilight Blue.last_img read more

IPL 2019 final, MI vs CSK: Kieron Pollard fined for showing dissent

first_imgMumbai Indians (MI) batsman Kieron Pollard has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision in the finals of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) which MI won by one run.Pollard, who scored an unbeaten 41, was visibly unhappy with a decision made by umpire Nitin Menon in the final over of Mumbai’s innings at the summit clash, here on Sunday night.The batsman was irked with the umpire’s decision to not adjudge a delivery by Dwayne Bravo as wide. Mocking the decision, the West Indian all-rounder went on to take strike well away from the stumps and near the ‘wide-line’ before pulling away as Bravo ran in.Both the on-field umpires, Menon and Ian Gould, then had a chat with Pollard who went on to his normal stance and completed the innings, taking Mumbai to 148/7 which they successfully defended to lift their fourth IPL trophy.After the match, IPL released a statement specifying the fine. Though, the statement did not have any mention of the offence made by the all-rounder.”Mr Pollard admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.8 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials and accepted the sanction,” read the statement.Also Read | Kieron Pollard protests against umpire call in last over from Bravolast_img read more

18 days agoMan Utd scouts posted to watch Lyon striker Moussa Dembele

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd scouts posted to watch Lyon striker Moussa Dembeleby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United had scouts posted to watch Lyon striker Moussa Dembele on Sunday night.They dispatched staff to take in Lyon’s game against Saint-Etienne and saw the former Celtic man left out of the starting line-up by under pressure manager Sylvinho, who has frequently rotated his forward line this season, says the Daily Mail.Dembele did come on in the second-half and managed to hit Lyon’s only shot on target of the game.There’s a risk for Lyon that United would have the encouragement to push for a cut-price offer in January if they move for Dembele with him dipping in and out of the side.This despite the 23-year-old being just one goal behind Ligue 1’s current top scorer Victor Osimhen. last_img read more

There is some light at the end of the tunnel for this Australian team: Justin Langer

first_imgThere is some light at the end of the tunnel for this Australian team: Justin LangerIndia vs Australia: Australia had managed to tie the T20I series 1-1 but lost the Test and ODI series with an identical 2-1 margin against Virat Kohli’s Indian team.advertisement India Today Web Desk MelbourneJanuary 19, 2019UPDATED: January 19, 2019 10:00 IST The Australians only had themselves to blame for their defeat on Friday as they dropped at least 3 catches (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia (234/3) beat Australia (230) by 7 wickets in the 3rd ODI to clinch the series 2-1Australia’s streak without an ODI series win stretched to more than 2 years with this defeatAussies dropped Dhoni twice, while Kohli was also dropped once during the Melbourne ODI on FridayAustralia head coach Justin Langer backed his young one-day side to learn from the mistakes they made against India during the three-match series which they lost 1-2 on Friday.Langer said his team will take confidence from the fact that they came close to winning the last two matches in Adelaide and Melbourne against a very strong Indian team filled with experienced superstars like Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni.”I honestly believe we should take great confidence out of this series. India are a gun side and we got very, very close to them. We could have won tonight if we’d taken our chances, we could have won the other night (in Adelaide). So we should take great confidence out of that.”I honestly think there’s some light at the end of the tunnel for this team, I really do,” he said after India’s seven-wicket win at the MCG secured a 2-1 series win for the tourists.Australia had won the first match in Sydney last Saturday by 34 runs, before Dhoni and skipper Virat Kholi combined to give the visitors a final-over six-wicket victory in Adelaide on Tuesday.Australia missed some key chances in the series decider, but there were still plenty of positives for coach Justin Langer #AUSvIND (@cricketcomau) January 18, 2019The Australians only had themselves to blame for their defeat on Friday as they had several opportunities to turn the game their way.Kohli (46) was dropped by Peter Handscomb at slip on 10, Dhoni was dropped by Glenn Maxwell at point on his first ball while both should have also been run out early in their partnership.advertisementDhoni was also dropped in the 48th over by Aaron Finch with India needing 27 runs from the final 18 deliveries.The Australian bowlers had kept their side in the match with some tight bowling, which frustrated Kohli and also made the finish tighter than it should have been.The ODI series loss came after India thrashed Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Tests and won 2-1. The latest series loss also stretched Australia’s streak without an ODI series win to more than two years.”We’ll take some great confidence out of not just this series, but the Test series, believe it or not. There’s been some real shining lights from this series. And hopefully we can keep finding some more shining lights over the next three or four months.”We’re very clear how we want to play our cricket, no doubt, and that’s a really good feeling,” he said.”We executed it really well in the first two games, we didn’t quite get it today.”We’re really clear how we want to play and we got really close this series. It came down to the last overs twice and we won the first one.”We know what we’re trying to do. We just need our guys to execute the plans. And we’ve done it pretty well in this series, I reckon,” Langer said.Also Read | MS Dhoni has gone from being a Lamborghini to an Aston Martin: Michael ClarkeAlso Read | Sakshi Dhoni’s message for Team India after historic series win: You fought like soldiersAlso Read | Virat Kohli in Australia 2018-19: Average as batsman, outstanding as captainAlso Read | India vs Australia: Ready to bat anywhere for Team India, says MS DhoniFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Justin LangerFollow Melbourne ODIFollow MS Dhonilast_img read more

AmaWaterways Launches Third Ship, AmaMora, Capping Off Record-Breaking Year

first_imgCALABASAS, CA – (June 5, 2019) – Completing an exciting season of inaugural sailings, AmaWaterways celebrated the debut of AmaMora on the Rhine River on Monday, June 3. Embarking on her maiden voyage from Amsterdam to Basel, the 156-guest ship is the third of a trio of new ships introduced by the luxury river cruise line in 2019 – a record-breaking achievement since the company’s inception in 2002. AmaWaterways fleet now numbers 23 modern ships following the launch this spring of AmaDouro on the Douro River and AmaMagna on the Danube River. “We are always excited to introduce new ships to our innovative fleet, but this season has been especially rewarding, and significant, for us,” said Rudi Schreiner, president and co-founder of AmaWaterways. “We’re thrilled to introduce AmaMora to the Rhine River and look forward to continue exceeding our guests’ expectations with a luxurious onboard experience, enriching shore excursions, exquisite dining venues and of course, the AmaWaterways touch that turns an interesting voyage into an unforgettable personalized experience.” Like her sister ships AmaLea and AmaKristina, AmaMora offers 78 staterooms, almost all of which feature AmaWaterways’ signature twin balconies. On board, guests can experience the line’s renowned cuisine including exquisite regionally-inspired dishes paired with hand-selected wines at the Main Restaurant and the intimate Chef’s Table Restaurant, as well as an all-day tapas menu, afternoon tea, complimentary daily Sip & Sail cocktail hour, and a 24-hour coffee station. Designed to meet the needs of discerning travelers, AmaMora features a wide range of amenities including connecting staterooms well-suited to meet the growing demand from multigenerational families. Guests looking to stay active even while on vacation can take advantage of the ship’s Wellness Program, featuring group fitness classes led by a dedicated Wellness Host and a well-equipped fitness center and Sun Deck walking track. As the newest member of the river cruise line best suited for active travelers, AmaMora carries a fleet of complimentary bicycles and organizes guided hiking and biking tours for guests to explore each incredible destination while cruising through The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland. For the more leisurely traveler, there is plenty of room to lounge by the heated Sun Deck pool, which features a swim-up bar; as well as enjoy massage and hair salon services. In addition, the ship features complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and in-room Entertainment-On-Demand. Guests looking to immerse themselves in the local culture will enjoy an extensive line-up of up to 20 complimentary tours to choose from during a seven-night cruise. Highlights include the spectacular Rhine Gorge lined with 40 castle ruins and special interest tours like the unforgettable Lahneck Castle visit by candlelight. AmaMora will be blessed by her Godmother, Co-President of Ensemble Travel Group Libbie Rice, alongside AmaWaterways’ executive team and local dignitaries during a christening ceremony in Lahnstein, Germany the week of July 15, 2019. Sailing between Amsterdam and Basel, AmaMora will offer the seven-night Enchanting Rhine and Captivating Rhine itineraries, and the festive Christmas Markets on the Rhine itineraries between November 25 and December 23. In addition, returning guests will be recognized with a special Christmas Markets on the Rhine sailing on board AmaMora, departing November 24 as part of the company’s first-ever Loyalty Appreciation Month. “We are very honored to have a river cruise company like AmaWaterways at the Port of Amsterdam,” said Monic van der Heijden, commercial manager of cruises at the Port of Amsterdam. “AmaWaterways is an example of an exceptional partner for the port due to important factors like their sustainable practices and disciplined captains.” For full details, or to book an AmaWaterways river cruise, contact your preferred Travel Advisor, call 1.888.626.0994 or visit Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at, Instagram @AmaWaterways and Twitter @AmaWaterways. About AmaWaterways A family-owned company celebrating 17 years on the river, AmaWaterways offers unforgettable river cruises with 23 ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Dutch and Belgian Waterways and Douro Rivers, Southeast Asia’s Mekong and Africa’s Chobe River.  Led by experienced river cruise co-founders Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, the company is renowned for its innovative stateroom design featuring unique “twin balconies”; its wellness activities including a wide choice of included shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options for the active traveler; and its award-winning dining—including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant as well as complimentary fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, each ship features onboard amenities such as hair and massage salons and a fitness room, and many have heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation highlighted with the launch of AmaMagna, which at twice the width of traditional river ships, offers a new dimension in luxury river cruising. The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families as well as group and charter options. With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including Cruise Critic’s Editor’s Pick Award for “Best for Active Cruisers” and 2018 AFAR Reader’s Choice Award for “Best River Cruise Line.”last_img read more

Essar Ports Takes Over Vizag Iron Ore Terminal

first_imgzoom India’s second largest privately-owned port and terminal operator Essar Ports Limited (EPL) took over the Vizag iron ore outer harbor terminal from Vishakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) on May 14.EPL leased the terminal on a build-operate-transfer basis for a period of 30 years. Essar Vizag Terminals Limited (EVTL), a wholly owned subsidiary of EPL, will operate the two existing outer harbor berths and one additional inner harbor berth with a combined capacity of 23 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). The construction of the new berth and upgrades to the two existing berths will be carried out in two phases.The project will be developed at a cost of Rs 1,200 crore (USD 190 million) over a period of three years and will cover the upgradation of Outer Harbor Berths (OB I & II) in Phase I and mechanization of inner harbor berth (WQ-I) in Phase II. With the takeover of the outer berths, the operation and upgradation of the terminal will be carried out simultaneously.”The facility is well placed to cater to both the domestic and international steel industry,’‘ Rajiv Agarwal, CEO and Managing Director, Essar Ports, said.”It will serve major iron ore consuming countries like China, Japan and Korea in addition to coastal movement within India. The facility has dedicated rail connectivity to India’s iron ore mining belt. This, along with the mechanized CQ III facility in Paradip port, will take Essar Port’s total east coast iron ore handling capacity to 39 MTPA.”EVTL has taken over the ore handling complex of the VPT by paying an upfront payment of Rs 185 crore. In addition, EVTL will also pay a revenue share to VPT. VPT had handled close to 14 MT of iron ore during FY 14, the highest by any port in the country.last_img read more

Siksika Nation becomes first reserve in Alberta to endorse home ownership

first_img(Nelson Breaker stands by the site where his home is being built on the Siksika Nation. He said his dream of owning a home in Siksika has come true. Photo: Brandi Morin/APTN)APTN National News Brandi MorinSIKSIKA NATION, ALTA — The Siksika Nation east of Calgary celebrated the construction of the first on-reserve, individually owned home in Alberta on Friday.The nation is utilizing funds through the First Nations Market Housing Fund (FNMHF) which assists First Nations to gain access to housing loans on reserve and settlement lands.“It’s something that is needed by our reserve, it’s something that is needed by our members,” said Siksika Chief Vincent Yellow Old Woman.“I said let’s get it done. And we got it done.”Chief Vincent Yellow Old Woman speaks at the site of the new home being constructed through the FNMHP at Siksika Nation. Photo Brandi Morin/APTNThe initiative, established in 2008, was started through the Kelowna Accord and is the only program to survive after the Harper government failed to pass the Paul Martin led agreement.The Canadian government made a one-time investment of $300 million for the FNMHF.The investment, now held in trust, has the potential to create $3 billion in investments in on-reserve housing, on settlement lands and lands set-aside for First Nations across Canada.Siksika Nation member Nelson Breaker is the first resident to receiving financing through the program.Construction began on his 2820 square foot home two weeks ago.Contract workers at the site of where Nelson Breakers home is under construction. All of the contractors are from Siksika Nation. Photo: Brandi Morin/APTNBreaker said it’s a dream come true.“This building process took 9 months to get going,” said Breaker. “But now they’re making my dream into a reality.”Breaker, his wife and children have lived in Calgary for the past 40 years and have never owned their own home. He said he’s happy to be able to finally move back home to Siksika as a new homeowner.“Plus I’m starting to set roots for my grand-kids. This will be my grand-kids home, my kids and my family’s. It’s been a long journey and I’m so excited.”Nation members have the ability to choose the type of home they want to build, unlike the cookie cutter models seen on most reservations across Canada.Breakers home will feature a walk out basement, hot tub and wrap around deck. It’s made more affordable through the backing of the FNHMP, while also partnering with the Bank of Montreal.“I want people to feel what I’m feeling right now. I’m so proud,” said Breaker who hopes to move in at the end of December.The Siksika Nation was hit hard by the 2013 Bow River flood.Approximately 100 homes were destroyed and more than 1,000 people were forced from their homes.Some community members are still living in hotels while they wait for additional provincial government flood recovery money.Flooding on the Siksika Nation in 2013.There are currently 500 people on the housing wait list in Siksika, and in total three community members have been approved for mortgages through the FNHMP.Chief Yellow Old Woman sees the FNHMP as an opportunity to help community members get back on their feet.“We are looking to the FNHMP as a long-term partner and we are grateful for the opportunity to create a variety of housing options for our citizens. The Siksika Nation sees the home as a sacred space, a place for families to gather and celebrate who we are as Peoples!” concluded Chief Yellow Old Woman.“Your leadership is looking after your people, to build houses all over this beautiful country you have here,” said FNHMP chair of the trustees John Beaucage.“Siksika has worked hard for this. I’d like to come out for the 100th or maybe even the 500th home built.”bmorin@aptn.calast_img read more

VIP Manny Blu Lunch Show for the Fort St John Salvation Army

first_imgManny Blu, a recent transplant to Nashville, has wasted no time putting himself smack dab in the middle of Nashville’s music scene.  However, music wasn’t Manny’s first passion. Hockey, Golf and MMA were where his heart found happiness. Putting his efforts into MMA training for years, he made his amateur debut on Oct 12, 2013. He emerged victorious, although walked away injured and requiring time to rest and recover. Being inspired by none other than BB King during this time off from MMA, Manny picked up the guitar and began learning to play.  He had no idea that learning a few chords could dramatically change his career path. Since his MMA injury and focus shift towards music, Manny has continued writing and performing throughout Canada honing his craft and abilities. Being influenced by the talents of John Mayer, Adam Levine, Jordan Davis, and Sam Hunt Manny continued working on his writing for his debut EP. Eventually, taking meetings and building his network that lead him to relocate to Nashville to work on his new record and build his career. For many, music is a way to heal and connect – We are happy to have the Fort St. John Salvation Army Food Bank join us as the benefactor for this event.  Located near the Lido Theatre, the Food Bank operates on a drop-in basis from 10am – 11:50am. People can come in, have a cup of coffee, grab a snack and sign up for a food bank slot, on a first come first serve basis.  ​From 1:00pm – 3:55pm, the food bank offers appointments for those who may be using the food bank for the first time or may have additional needs they’d like to discuss with our Community Ministries Worker. Music, munch & Manny Blu come together for the Fort St. John Salvation Army Food Bank!  Manny Blu is coming to Fort St. John as a part of the star-studded line-up for the Hit After Hit Tour with George Canyon.  Nothing says community and country music quite like a fundraising lunch show with this Canadian Music newcomer. Join Moose FM, Just Jacks and Chances Casino for Manny Blu: Unplugged on Thursday, May 2nd.Tickets will be $20 at the door with all proceeds going towards the Fort St. John Salvation Army Food Bank.  Doors open at 12:00 PM and the show begins at 12:30 PM.  Your ticket purchase includes: Buffet Lunch from Just Jacks, $20 towards slot play at Chances Casino, and an intimate show with country artist Manny Blu; including opportunity for Meet & Greets and Q&A.last_img read more

DR Congo UN submits report on February violence in far west to

The report deals with human rights abuses committed by Government forces and by members of the Bunda Dia Kongo (BDK) armed movement during the February stand-off between the two sides in the far west of the country.MONUC expects the report to be released to the public after the Congolese Government has confirmed they have received it.The Congolese national police have been involved in violent and sometimes deadly clashes with the BDK politico-religious movement since the beginning of the year.Meanwhile, the UN mission notes an overall decrease in the number of violations of recent agreements between the Government and various armed groups in North and South Kivu provinces in the east of the country. Over the weekend, the UN’s Deputy Special Representative and Humanitarian Coordinator Ross Mountain visited Goma, the main town in North Kivu Province, to assess the security and humanitarian situation in the area. MONUC noted “with satisfaction” a decrease in the number of ceasefire violations by different military factions in the Kivus. The UN mission also called on all armed groups in the provinces and in other parts of the country to release child combatants in their ranks.After discussing the impact of the global food crisis on already extremely vulnerable populations in the Kivus, Mr. Mountain said that the UN, in close consultation with the Congolese authorities, was looking for rapid solutions to improve the situation. 21 May 2008The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) said today that it has sent a report on the February 2008 violence in the Bas-Congo province to the Congolese authorities. read more

United States UN rights expert expresses alarm over military trial of detainees

The detainees were last week declared liable for a military tribunal as suspected members of Al-Qaeda or “otherwise involved in terrorism directed against the United States.””In proceeding to apply these drastic measures to counter terrorism, the United States Government is seen defying United Nations resolutions,” Dato’ Param Cumaraswamy, Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers of UN Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) said in a statement in Geneva.”These resolutions reiterate and affirm that States must ensure that any measure taken to combat terrorism must be in accordance with international law including international human rights, refugee and humanitarian law,” he added.UNHCR said the Special Rapporteur, in November of 2001, sent an urgent appeal to the US Government concerning the order establishing the military tribunals expressing concern over fair trial procedures, the selection of those who sit on the commission, and appeal procedures, which violate fundamental principles of judicial independence. The US Government has not responded to that appeal. read more

ACTION ALERT Ask Administration to Rescind or Revise Steel Aluminum Tariffs

first_imgTrade is vital for soybean growers, and the threat of Chinese retaliation on soybeans as a result of placing Section 232 tariffs on imported steel and aluminum is top of mind for the American Soybean Association (ASA). We ask that you join us in highlighting the need for President Donald Trump to rescind or revise these tariffs.Signed on March 8, the tariffs will go into effect on March 23. ASA asks states and growers to join us in asking the Administration to rescind or revise these tariffs before they go into effect. If on March 23 the administration has yet to rescind, ASA will keep you updated.Our ask: Join ASA in asking the Administration to rescind or revise the steel and aluminum tariffs before they go into effect on March 23.Take action through the Soy Action Center:Tweet the White HouseSign a letter to the President and Vice PresidentToolkit:Repurpose Soy Action Center linksJoin ASA each Tuesday by tweeting a message utilizing the hashtag #TradeTuesday as it relates to your state. ASA will focus on steel and aluminum tariffs and the threat it poses to soybeans each Tuesday until March 23.Email Jessica Wharton ( in the ASA Washington office for other materials if needed.last_img read more

Wilmingtons Laurie Gillis Creates Thank You Caregiver Nation Campaign For Seniorlink

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Seniorlink, tech-enabled health services company, is launching the #thankacaregiver campaign to raise awareness about and increase supports for family caregivers.The campaign is part of Seniorlink’s ongoing “Thank You Caregiver Nation” initiative, both the brainchild of Wilmington resident Laurie Gillis, a Seniorlink employee. The initiative was created to recognize and honor family caregivers for the work they do caring for their loved ones.The #thankacaregiver campaign showcases the variety of emotions and experiences that are part of the caregiving journey. Seniorlink has created and curated a collection of art, videos, essays and even a song inspired by and for caregivers. A piece from this collection will be shared daily throughout the month of November, National Family Caregivers Month.“Family caregivers are the heart of our health care system, and yet many know so very little about the remarkable work they do,” said Thomas Riley, president and CEO. “This campaign was created to highlight their commitment, call attention to their joys and struggles, and to help others understand their value.”The #thankacaregiver campaign kicked off on November 1 with a letter to family caregivers penned by Riley, and featured as a full-page ad in the Washington Post. Other examples of new work to be released during the campaign include a new song “Just Call Me,” written and performed by Ryann Murray, of Wilmington, and Joe Freda.After #thankacaregiver closes, Seniorlink will release an e-book containing all of the campaign’s content as a tribute to family caregivers. Content is being released daily at The above press release is from Seniorlink.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, July 11, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 21, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

TS CM Chandrasekhar Rao condoles Jaitleys demise

first_imgTelangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao condoled the death of former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley. In his message, CM remembered his services to the nation. KCR conveyed his condolences to members of the bereaved family. Minister Eatala Rajender also expressed his grief over Jaitley’s demise. Eatala recalled his interactions with the former union minister when the latter chaired several meetings of GST Council with finance ministers of all states. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us Hon’ble CM Sri KCR has expressed shock over the demise of former Union Minister Sri Arun Jaitley Ji. CM recollected services rendered by Arun Jaitley to the nation and prayed that his soul may rest in peace. CM conveyed his condolences to the members of the bereaved family.— Telangana CMO (@TelanganaCMO) August 24, 2019last_img read more

Riverdales Worst Plot Gets an Unsatisfying Conclusion

first_img Even the town of Riverdale isn’t totally immune to the march of progress. At Pop’s Chock’lit Shop, Jughead laments the closing of the local drive-in movie theater. He tries to get his friends to suggest movies for its closing night, but Betty is distracted. She now knows Miss Grundy was at the river on the morning of July Fourth. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that she and Archie were there together.Meanwhile, Archie’s dad has continued flirting with his son’s abuser, and the three of them are having dinner together. At Pop’s, because I guess that’s the only restaurant in town. Betty confronts Archie outside, and Archie basically admits to everything. Before Betty can get too mad, her mother shows up. Angry that Betty is hanging out with Archie and Veronica, she demands to take Betty home.Also at Pop’s, Cheryl Blossom is back to her old mean self. Looks like last week’s change of heart was only temporary. Seeing that Veronica’s mom is working as a waitress, Cheryl implies that she’s a thief and decides to take her insecurities out on a food service worker. Fortunately Pop’s isn’t a corporate establishment, and Hermione Lodge can get a good burn in about money and class without losing her job. As she’s leaving, Cheryl sees Hermione talking to a biker gang member outside by the dumpsters, assumes something sketchy is going on and takes some pictures on her phone. Veronica sees the photos and asks her mom what’s going on. Her mom insists she was just catching up with an old high school friend and nothing more. Veronica isn’t quite convinced but accepts the explanation.Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge (Photo: Dean Buscher /The CW)Now that Betty knows about Archie and Grundy, she’s determined to find out everything she can about the music teacher. After a quick search on Searchster (everyone’s favorite search engine), she finds out that Geraldine Grundy was an older woman who died a few years ago. The photo she finds looks a lot more like the Miss Grundy of the Archie Comics. Later, while pretending to interview Grundy for the school paper, Betty learns that she used to tutor Jason Blossom. When she presents Archie with all this information, he asks her to let it go.She doesn’t, of course. While Archie and Grundy have an illicit meeting, Betty and Veronica break into her car. Inside a box, they find an old drivers license with Grundy’s photo and the name Jennifer Gibson. They also find a handgun. When they tell Archie what they found, he’s initially angry but confronts Grundy about hiding her identity. She tells a story about fleeing an abusive relationship, moving away and changing her name. Archie believes her, not realizing that this kind of self-preservation is exactly what predators do.Later, Betty’s mother is putting away laundry and finds the gun, because Betty kept it for some reason. She reads through Betty’s diary for information and learns everything. This leads to probably the least satisfying ending to a storyline Riverdale has had so far. Betty’s mom grabs Betty and Archie’s dad, and they all head to the school where they catch Archie and Grundy together. So far, this show has done an impressive job portraying this abusive relationship for what it is. Grundy is a monster taking advantage of a young boy. Even all through this episode, the writers take the time to make it clear that everyone, except for Archie, realizes this.Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper and KJ Apa as Archie Andrews (Photo: Dean Buscher /The CW)That’s why it’s baffling that they botch the resolution so hard. The problem stems from Betty’s mom just wanting to ruin Archie. She doesn’t care that Grundy is a statutory rapist, it’s just how she plans to convince Betty not to hang out with Archie anymore. We saw how willing she was to blame the victim during last week’s slut-shaming episode. This is just a logical extension of that. The problem is because Betty’s mom acts so reprehensibly, Grundy is let off the hook. She quits her job and moves out of town, free to abuse some other kid. Betty, to protect Archie, threatens to lie about why she broke into Grundy’s car. So, the secret stays relatively secret. Grundy leaves town, and it’s unclear as to whether the show wants us to feel sorry for the statutory rapist.It sucks that the show focused so much on the most disappointing plot because the b-plot this week was so much more interesting. We learned Riverdale has a biker gang called the South Side Snakes. It turned out that Hermione and Hiram Lodge had been paying them to hiss at and intimidate people at the drive-in to make the property value go down. Then, they’d buy it from the mayor for cheap, develop it and make money. Veronica catches on to the plan and confronts her mother about it. Unsurprisingly, her mother isn’t all that happy about going from wealthy Manhattanite to small town waitress. She wants her old life back. Veronica meanwhile is happy with who she’s become in Riverdale. That’s about all we get from their story, although it ends with a surprise. Jughead had a reason beyond nostalgia for wanting to save the drive-in. He was living there. Now that it’s being torn down, he has to figure something else out.Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones (Photo: Dean Buscher /The CW)This episode was a step down for a series that’s been consistently pretty great so far. The Grundy-Archie storyline was always the least interesting, but at the very least, the way they were handling it seemed promising. That’s why it was so disappointing that it ended this way. They hinted at something much more interesting with the discovery of the real Miss Grundy, but that went nowhere. It’s possible the show will come back around and address all of these complaints, but after this letdown, I’m not sure I’d want them to. If there is a silver lining, it’s that Riverdale‘s worst story is over with. And now that we know more about Jughead’s situation, I’m much more interested in seeing where the show takes him. That’s really what Riverdale‘s needed since the series began: More Jughead. Stay on target SDCC 2019: ‘Riverdale’ Cast Spills Details on Core ‘Mystery’ for Season 4Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019 last_img read more

Konica Minolta Debuts Realism DR Image Processing at RSNA 2017

first_img News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | November 09, 2017 Konica Minolta Debuts Realism DR Image Processing at RSNA 2017 Company will also introduce new AeroDR HD flat panel detectors for extremities and larger anatomical areas News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more November 9, 2017 — Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. announced it will introduce the Realism image processing solution and two new AeroDR (digital radiography) HD Wireless Flat Panel Detectors for specialty applications at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Chicago.The Realism advanced image processing system delivers a new level of clarity and detail for superior visualization within soft tissue and bony structures, according to Konica Minolta. By independently processing bone and soft tissue data, it enhances X-ray image sharpness and contrast to reveal subtle aspects of the image, even in the most difficult anatomies. Along with improvements in image quality, Realism can enhance workflow efficiency by enabling visualization of soft tissue and bone simultaneously, reducing the number of window-level adjustments needed.Konica Minolta also continues to build on the success of high-definition imaging with AeroDR HD by introducing two additional size panels. The new 10 x 12-inch AeroDR HD detector is ideal for imaging fine structures such as extremities and for the special needs of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) environments, and the new 17 x 17-inch AeroDR HD is designed for imaging larger anatomical areas, like the chest and abdomen.All AeroDR HD panels offer the option to switch between High Definition (HD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging. HD provides images with a 100 micron pixel size for a high level of detail and HDR imaging aggregates the data from four pixels for a wider range of grays, providing a smooth image that allows clinicians to detect subtle differences in soft tissue.AeroDR HD systems are available with the AeroRemote Remote Monitoring and Reporting Service, which delivers real-time information to maximize system utilization, minimize service interruptions and evaluate personnel performance. This service helps customers address critical or ongoing issues before they become problems.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 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 | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more last_img read more

CU Trade Group Voices Opposition to Proposed FHLB Requirements

first_img in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News Share Credit Unions Federal Home Loan Banks FHFA NAFCU 2015-01-13 Tory Barringer January 13, 2015 470 Views center_img A national trade group representing credit unions has come out against a recent proposal to revise requirements for Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) membership.In a comment letter addressed to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) general counsel, Alicia Nealon, director of regulatory affairs for the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU), voiced the association’s opposition to the proposal, which she says would “disenfranchise over 1 million credit union member-owners.””Given the onerous nature of this proposal on credit unions, the lack of a Congressional mandate for ‘ongoing’ FHLB membership requirements and the current requirements that already exist for FHLB members to demonstrate a commitment to housing finance, NAFCU must oppose the proposed rule and urge its withdrawal,” Nealon wrote.NAFCU’s complaint stems from a provision of the proposed rule that would require FHLB members and applicants to keep 1 percent of assets in home mortgage loans. Current members would also be required to hold at least 10 percent of assets in residential mortgage loans on an ongoing basis as opposed to just at the time of application, as the current rule requires.In her comment letter, Nealon says the membership requirements fail to take into account a credit union’s asset size or experience level. She also says NAFCU is concerned that the standards (particularly the 1 percent requirement) don’t take into account the kinds of fluctuations that can happen in portfolios due to changes in economic conditions.As an alternative, the group suggests that the agency allow loans sold in the secondary market to count toward an institution’s 1 percent threshold.Also of concern to NAFCU is FHFA’s proposal to determine if FHLB members meet eligibility standards on a yearly basis and to terminate any members that fail to comply after a two-year grace period. The group instead suggests a five-year probationary period for lenders to get back up to standard. CU Trade Group Voices Opposition to Proposed FHLB Requirementslast_img read more

Scarce Inventory Weighs Heavy on the Mortgage Industry

first_img Share in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Inventory has been a ongoing issue in the housing market despite positive indicators from home sales and prices coming out of the crisis.The March 2016 RE/MAX National Housing Report of 53 metros found that the number of homes for sale in February was 1.3 percent lower than in January and 13.3 percent lower than in February 2015.According to the data, on a year-over-year basis in 2015, the average loss of inventory was 12.2 percent. The months supply of inventory was 4.0 in February, down from 4.6 percent in January and 4.7 supply in February 2015, where a six months supply indicates a balanced market between buyers and sellers.RE/MAX said that Burlington, Vermont had the highest inventory in February at 11.1. Meanwhile, seven metros had a supply less than 2 months: Denver, Colorado (1.1), San Francisco, California (1.2), Seattle, Washington (1.2), Portland, Oregon (1.4), Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas (1.8), San Diego, California (1.8), and Omaha, Nebraska (1.9).“So far in 2016, January and February have both seen home sales at a pace higher than one year ago, and last year was one of the best our industry has seen in quite some time,” said Dave Liniger, RE/MAX CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder. Consumers are benefiting from price increases that have been moderating, but many will still be dealing with an inventory lower than we’d like to see. Serious homebuyers who choose to work with an experienced agent will have a much easier time navigating this market,”Bob Walters, Quicken Loans, Chief Economist added, “A lack of inventory continues to affect home values, as eager buyers compete for a small selection of homes. Home prices continue their long march back from the big price drops experienced in the financial crash. As more and more Americans gain equity, this increases the number of homeowners who are financially able to sell their home and buy another one. We’re seeing the benefits of this virtuous cycle in rising home prices, which are also being greatly aided by historically low mortgage rates.”The report showed that in the 53 metro areas surveyed in February, the average number of home sales was 4.8 percent higher year-over-year and was 5.8 percent higher than the previous month. The average home price for all homes sold in February was $198,000, down 1.0 percent from January. The median sales price has now risen for 49 consecutive months on a year-over-year basis. “Although price increases have been moderating over the last few months, low inventory supply continues to be the most significant factor pressuring prices,” RE/MAX said.Click here to view the full report. March 17, 2016 493 Views center_img Inventory Mortgage Industry RE/MAX 2016-03-17 Staff Writer Scarce Inventory Weighs Heavy on the Mortgage Industrylast_img read more

earlybird specialsEvergreen Tours

first_imgearlybird specialsEvergreen Tours Evergreen’s latest Canada brochure – for 2019/20 – includes itineraries ranging from fourteen to twenty five days, with earlybird* deals ending 30 June 2019, or until sold out.“Now it is the time to secure the best prices for our remaining 2019 departures and our early release 2020 departures”, said Mr Angus Crichton, Director of Sales, Marketing and Product for Evergreen Cruises & Tours. “Evergreen continues to offer the best value Canada and Alaska product on the market and our 2020 pricing and deals in this brochure will be the best offered in the coming season – along with our unbeatable value for money and quality service commitment”.*Earlybird deals include:· 2 for 1 airfare including taxes on journeys of 18 days or longer;· Solo travellers get 50% off economy class airfares on journeys of 18 days or longer $950pp discount on journeys of 18 days or longer and $500pp on 14 day itineraries if the flight deal is not taken· Save up to $800 per couple with Evergreen’s Early Payment Discountslast_img read more