first_imgKolkata: No compensation will be given by the Kolkata Metro Railway in connection with the Sajal Kanjilal case. The 66-year-old had died in a tragic accident at the Park Street Metro station in July this year. He had boarded a crowded coach and was dragged a few hundred metres with his right hand fingers wedged between the coaches. While Kanjilal’s family members demanded that the Metro officials should provide a job as compensation, the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) conducted a thorough investigation. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAccording to sources, the CRS found that Kanjilal died due to his own negligence. While Kanjilal’s death has become the first such incident in Kolkata Metro’s history, the CRS had instructed the Kolkata Metro Railway authorities to install convex mirrors at the driving motorman’s end at both the platforms in all the stations to avoid such incidents. In August, in a bid to train officials to evacuate passengers during emergencies, the Kolkata Metro Railway officials conducted a mock drill on evacuation. The drill was conducted in a tunnel on the Down line between Rabindra Sarobar and Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Metro stations.last_img read more

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fell 0.9% in December to $49 billion, after rising 0.7% in November.The agency says the decrease was largely a result of lower sales in the computer and communications equipment and supplies industry, the same industry which drove November’s increase.In volume terms, wholesale sales were down 0.9% in December.Five of the seven subsectors were down for the month, with most of the decrease concentrated in the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector, where sales fell 4.1%.The second-largest decline was in the personal and household goods subsector, with sales down 0.7%.The Canadian dollar declined to a session low of C$1.0135 versus the U.S. dollar, or 98.67 U.S. cents, after Canadian wholesale trade fell more sharply than expected in December and data showed foreigners reduced their holdings of Canadian securities.Wholesale sales were down in six provinces in December, with the majority of the national decrease attributable to declines in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta. read more

The United States says it respects and appreciates the values that the Sri Lankan voters voted for in the two elections of January 8 and August 17 of last year.The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap said the US appreciates the vision of the Sri Lankan people for their country to be a reconciled, peaceful, unified, prosperous, and free democracy that can be a pillar of stability and prosperity for the entire Indo-Pacific region. “We appreciate very much the vision of the Sri Lankan people and the American people are reciprocating,” he said. “John Kerry said when he was here in May of last year, for the first visit by a US Secretary of State in 41 years, that we will support the vision of the Sri Lankan people and the Sri Lankan voters. And we are doing so through this ship visit, through the Millennium Challenge Corporation, through the visits by many American senior officials, and by the presence of all of you,” Ambassador Atul Keshap said.He noted that this is the very first visit by a United States ship in five years and he expressed hope that this will be the first of many to come. (Colombo Gazette) The Ambassador was speaking at a reception held on the US Navy ship, the USS Blue Ridge, at the Colombo port today. read more

TORONTO — Sales of luxury homes in two of Canada’s most expensive cities fell this year, as the high-end real estate market continued to feel the impact of foreign buyers taxes.Realty brokerage Re/Max says sales of single-detached homes priced from $1 million to $2 million fell 35 per cent from a year ago in both Toronto and Vancouver.According to the annual report, released Tuesday, sales of single-detached homes in the $2-million-to-$3-million range were down 50 per cent in Toronto and 22 per cent in Vancouver.Meanwhile, homes that were sold for more than $3 million dropped 44 per cent in Toronto and 45 per cent in Vancouver.Victoria now home to the hottest luxury housing market in the worldParty’s over for Vancouver’s luxury property market — it’s now the worst performer on the continent‘I’m the victim of the exchange rate in my own country’: Canadians seethe over Vail acquisition of Whistler BlackcombRe/Max says homebuyers have been grappling with the introduction of foreign buyers taxes in Ontario and B.C., along with increased property transfer taxes and school taxes on B.C. homes over $3 million.“All the new rules that the government implemented, along with the foreign buyers tax and the new lending regulations, it all just put a crunch on the most expensive part of the market,” said Christopher Alexander, executive vice-president and regional director of Re/Max Integra’s Ontario-Atlantic business.He says luxury homeowners may have also been hesitant to list this year amid signs that the country’s housing market may be cooling, choosing instead to “wait it out.”Although luxury home sales are weakening, sales in the low-end of the luxury condo market saw increases driven mainly by millennials who are using their inheritances and baby boomers looking to downsize, the report said.Alexander says condos appeal to baby boomers because they can get more value for their money, especially in the major cities.“Most of them have put all their kids in school. They don’t need so much space anymore. Their single-detached home is worth a fortune and now they can buy a really nice luxury condo that is not as big in a really great urban area where they have access to a more urbanized lifestyle, more action,” he said.“Luxury is not just about price. A lot of it has to do with pedigree. If you buy with a million in Toronto or Vancouver, it doesn’t get you a luxury home but if you get a suite in the Four Seasons or the Shangri-La or the Ritz-Carlton. You’re going to get a small condo in a luxury building with all the luxury amenities. You’ve got that pedigree piece that is appealing to the higher end of the market.”The report says condo sales in the $1-million-to-$2-million range were up two per cent year over year in Toronto and six per cent in Vancouver. Calgary saw their condo sales in this price range jump by three per cent, while Victoria sales climbed 19 per cent.The most expensive condominium sold in Toronto in 2018 so far was priced at $11.5 million, topping the $8 million that was paid for the most expensive condo sold in 2017. The priciest condo sold in Vancouver so far this year was $11.7 million, up 34 per cent from the top price of $8.7 million paid last year. read more

Next month’s meeting of the Transitional Federal Parliament, which was formed in October 2004 in neighbouring Kenya, will be held in the Somali town of Baidoa and represents a “very positive development,” said Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for the Horn of Africa country.“It is the result of a lot of hard work and commitment on the part of the leaders of the Somali Transitional Federal Institutions. I warmly congratulate President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, Speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden, and Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi on this announcement,” added François Lonsény Fall.“Somalia has not had a functional State for 15 years and this is an important step not only for the nation but for the entire region,” he said.Mr. Fall said the convening of parliament would be the beginning of transforming the Somali Transitional Federal Institutions into effective government bodies. The shattered country has endured the longest period of state collapse in recent history, starting in 1991 when President Siad Barre was toppled.Mr. Fall, who took up his post as head of the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) last year with a mandate to spearhead reconciliation talks between the Somali leaders, urged all members of the parliament to attend next month’s meeting.“The future of their country is now in their hands,” he said, urging all parliamentary members to “come together and unite, placing the supreme interests of the nation above selfishness.”The UN envoy said the world body was ready to provide its full political support to the meeting and he called on the donor community to provide the financial and logistical support needed to convene it. read more

CALGARY – A new study says shrinking budgets in the oil and gas industry could lead to as many as 185,000 direct and indirect job losses this year in Canada.The report by Enform’s labour market division says that would amount to a 25 per cent cut in jobs.It says the potential job losses are the result of major budget cuts in the industry, which is expected to spend $31 billion less this year compared to last year.The study says engineering construction firms are the most vulnerable, while exploration and development drilling could make up the second most losses.Last week, drilling firm Trican Well Services announced 2,000 job cuts across North America.The move followed job cuts at many major oil and gas companies in recent months.With files from the Canadian Press. (City News) by 660 NEWS Staff Posted May 19, 2015 10:14 pm MDT Last Updated May 19, 2015 at 10:29 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Up to 185,000 jobs could be lost in oil and gas industry this year, study says read more

first_img   Sorting Reject7.0-10.9%6.8-9.6%7.7-10.7%7.4-11.0% Fraction of Total Composite    Laser Sorted Material2.2-1.4%7.6-6.7%7.7-5.1%1.9-1.3%    XRT Sorted Material33-57%38-54%27-46%38-57% Plus 5/8″ FractionComposite 1Composite 2Composite 3Composite 4center_img Vista Gold has completed automated sorting tests on the coarse fractions of the four 5-t bulk samples from its Mt Todd gold project. The tests, completed at the facilities of Tomra Sorting Solutions near Hamburg, Germany, demonstrate that plus 16 mm product from the HPGR crusher can be efficiently sorted to separate the non-gold-bearing particles from the gold-bearing sulphides and quartz/calcite veining, at production rates.The tests confirmed that, consistent with previous test work, 8-10% of the run-of-mine feed to the crushing circuit can be removed from the process stream prior to the grinding circuit. This is expected to reduce grinding circuit operating costs and provide a modest increase in grade to the grinding circuit.  These results, combined with the favourable previously announced results of the HPGR crushing tests, provide support for key assumptions underlying the decision to commence an update of the Mt Todd PFS.Vista’s President & CEO, Frederick H. Earnest, commented, “This technology is being used effectively where ores have distinct visual and/or density variations. Being present for the automated sorting of the bulk samples at production rates allowed us to observe the efficiency of this technology and its applicability to the Mt Todd gold project. The material balance results are consistent with previous test results and we expect to have assay results for the sorted material in August.“With this phase of our metallurgical testing program complete, we are prepared to commence the grinding and leach recovery optimization testing once the samples are returned from Germany. The final results of this metallurgical testing program are expected to be available the middle of September. We have commenced the work of updating our PFS for Mt Todd, inclusive of flow sheet changes to integrate this sorting technology. We believe these changes will deliver a better technical project with improved economics.”The bulk sorting tests confirmed the ability to selectively remove particles known to have minerals associated with the presence of gold in the Batman deposit at production rates. The plus 16 mm material from the HPGR crushing/screening tests at Thyssen Krupp Industries was shipped to the facilities of Tomra Sorting Solutions.  Three members of Vista’s management/project development team were present to observe the tests, which were conducted in a standard production-size sorter with a 60 cm wide belt.  Material from each of the four composites was sorted first using X-ray transmission (XRT) to remove particles containing sulphide minerals and subsequently using lasers to remove particles containing quartz/calcite.  The XRT sorting tests were conducted at three different sensitivity levels.    The material balance results of the sorting tests are summarized in the following table.    Sorting Reject40-62%38-54%46-64%40-59% Each composite represents a different part of the Batman deposit with varying amounts of sulphide and quartz/calcite mineralization which provided the opportunity to sort material that represented: high grade core, low grade peripheral, average to high grade early production and average grade main deposit. The variation in the amount of material sorted by the XRT and laser sorting steps is a reflection of the relative mineral content and is not an indication of sorting efficiency.  Upon receipt of assay results, the company will determine the optimal settings, taking into consideration gold losses, grade of sorted product and total product rejected.Based on the results of this testing, the company plans to apply a different sorting recovery/waste reject factor to each of the different major mineralization styles in the deposit.Mt Todd in Northern Territory is one of the largest undeveloped gold projects in Australia.last_img read more

LEAGUE FIXTURES Ports hoping to open up gap

first_imgBy Sulayman BahGambia Ports Authority will hope to open up a five point gap atop the league when they square capital rivals Banjul United in week seven of the ongoing First echo sponsored First Division League.The Ferry Boys are looking every inch of a much revamped side if their current stats are any to rely on, comparing how they failed to spark off at this stage of the championship the previous term.So far, Gaffer Alagie Sarr, who’d been linked to take over the national team managerial reigns, and his army of players are yet to taste defeat in five hundred and forty minutes of football.They take on a Banjul United side who seem to have lost their mojo to delight, sitting fifth position, managing a decent return of six points in possible eighteen in as six matches.Ports, on 12 points with an early lead on top of the standings, carry the favourite tagging but must first outmuscle rivals Banjul United who are on a slow recuperation.Bombada will entertain a stuttering Gamtel in another game also on Saturday while Hawks aim a sword on Steve Biko who floored Real de Banjul by a shock 1-0 score in their last encounter.Brikama United take on Armed Forces, second-placed Samger crossing daggers with Wallidan and Serekunda United battling real de Banjul.last_img read more

Renee Hector opens up on racist abuse at Sheffield

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Ladies defender Renee Hector has opened up on the racist abuse she suffered from an opposition player at Sheffield United on Sunday.Hector, 23, made the claim in a tweet after Tottenham won 2-1 to go second in the FA Women’s Championship.“Such a shame that racism seems to be rising up again in football,” the former Watford Ladies player wrote.Such a shame that racism seems to be rising up again in football – I received some monkey noises today from an opposition player. The only reaction was to let the football do the talking and that we did 💙🤩 great start to the year! @ThlfcOfficial #COYSL #SHEvTOT #KickItOut— Renée Hector (@renazzza) January 6, 2019Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I received some monkey noises from an opposition player. The only reaction was to let football do the talking.”Sheffield United Women said in a statement that they “are aware of the post on social media and have already begun an investigation to determine the full facts”.Spurs said the incident was reported to the referee by Hector during the game.The club added in a tweet: “We have since reported the alleged incident to the FA and await their response.”last_img read more

first_imgWOODLAND — Half a dozen hoglines stretched out from the Washington shore and crept into the edge of the Columbia River channel just downstream of the Lewis River.“This is one of our problem areas and it will get worse than this,” said Clark County sheriff’s deputy Todd Baker, patrolling the Columbia by boat. “The ships coming downstream have to make a turn here.”Baker nodded toward the boat on the outside of the anchored line of fall chinook salmon fishermen.“They’re in the channel right now,” he said. “If a ship comes by, they are going to have to move.”Baker typed the boat’s registration numbers into the computer and learned it was registered to a Moses Lake owner.“Often it’s out-of-area fishermen,” he said. “The ones around here have been checked so many times they know.”Fall chinook season is a busy time of year on the Columbia River. Thousands of anglers are anchored in the deeper stretches of the river trying to catch a few of the 678,600 chinook working their way upstream this year.The deeper spots have the cool water preferred by the chinook, but also overlap with much of the shipping channel.Baker and deputy Shaun Robertson patrolled the river from Vancouver to Woodland Sunday as part of Operation Make Way, a joint effort by law enforcement and other boating interests to avoid accidents on the lower Columbia.The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has a boat on its 50 miles of the Columbia River daily from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.last_img read more

42 of employees claim physical illness to hide mental health issues

first_imgAs many as 42% of employees call in sick claiming to be suffering from a physical illness when the real reason is a mental health issue, according to a report by health insurance provider BHSF.The report, Hiding in plain sight: mental health in the workplace, published in September 2018, surveyed 1,001 full-time employees. The study found that over half of respondents (56%) suffered from stress, a third (36%) from anxiety and a quarter (25%) from depression.Only 15% of respondents said they would tell their boss if they were struggling with mental health issues. Reasons for not divulging problems include fear of not being promoted, the information resulting in poor grading at assessment and being seen as a weak link in the team.Nearly two-thirds (63%) of employees felt that mental health was stigmatised by either all or some of their colleagues. Dr Philip McCrea, chief medical officer at BHSF, said: “The scale of this problem is huge, and it is being massively underestimated by employers, with employees feeling that they have to mask the issues they are facing.“Although shocking, these findings don’t surprise me. This report must provide a reality check for employers who need to be more proactive and focus on early intervention. A more open culture must be created in workplaces across the UK, and employers have to take responsibility for this change.”As many as 88% of respondents said work was either the main cause or a contributing factor to their mental health problems. However, only a fifth (21%) of employees received dedicated mental health support from their employer.The average employee takes 8.4 sick days each year due to a mental health problem, according to the BHSF report.Dr McCrea said: “Mental health is currently costing the UK economy billions, and the cost of non-intervention is far greater than the cost of intervention. It’s up to employers to take a proactive approach to managing mental health in the workplace before it’s too late.“Developing early intervention strategies is critical. This includes the provision of mental health first-aiders, providing adequate mental health training for managers and resilience-building for employees, among other things.”last_img read more

first_imgA U.S. official says five Chinese warships have moved into the Bering Sea near Alaska after participating in a naval exercise with Russia.President Barack Obama is in northern Alaska near the Arctic Circle to discuss climate change. But officials say the U.S. military has been aware of ships and has been tracking their movements for days. The official says the ships are operating in international waters and are not viewed as a threat.The official says the U.S. believes this is the first time the People’s Liberation Army’s navy has operated in that region. There are three surface warfare ships, one amphibious assault ship and one supply vessel.The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly so spoke on condition of anonymity.last_img read more

first_imgHarbor seals rest on ice near South Sawyer Glacier in 2007. (Photo courtesy NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center)The climate changes that have swept through Alaska are now being reflected in our landscape and wildlife – avalanches, fires, species declines, the list goes on.Alaska Marine Science SymposiumListen nowHOST: Steve HeimelGUESTS:Bruce Wright, Senior Scientist, Aleutian Pribilof Island AssociationGeorge Divoky, biologist who has monitored a colony of Black Guillemot on Cooper Island in the Beaufort SeaStatewide callersParticipate:Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752  (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.TALK OF ALASKA ARCHIVElast_img read more

India and US bilateral trade at crossroads Report

first_imgWASHINGTON: India and the US need to “prioritise efforts” to manage current trade tensions and initiate cooperative projects in areas like intellectual property rights and digital trade, according to a report by a former trade official from the Trump administration. The report, ‘Trade at a Crossroads: A Vision for the US-India Trade Relationship’, said it was clear that the first priorities for the future should be to manage current challenges and address those that were likely immediately ahead. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us Authored by Mark Linscott, former assistant, US Trade Representative for South and Central Asian Affairs, the report is produced jointly by the Atlantic Council and the US India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF). It provides an expert analysis of the current state of the relationship, including recent negotiations and recommendations for the path forward in the short, medium, and long-term. Also Read – Prominent Hong Kong activists targeted in wave of arrests Advertise With Us There is no easy way to sugarcoat the present state of the relationship — it is one in which the only common denominator is a fundamental misunderstanding of priority objectives on the other side, which has led to misalignment of expectations in recent negotiations, the report said. A strong commitment to improve the bilateral trade relationship and build a sound foundation for future successes can start now, it said, adding that the current state of play suggests that the two countries were now at a crossroads, with one direction leading to an initial bilateral agreement, and the other to outright conflict. Advertise With Us “While conflict in which the two sides engage in retaliatory measures, such as GSP suspension and tit-for-tat tariff increases, can create new leverage and focus minds to eventually achieve an agreement, it can also significantly set back the relationship at a moment when there is an urgent need to cultivate trust and achieve some confidence-building outcomes,” said the report. The publication of the report on Tuesday comes days after a US delegation of trade officials returned from New Delhi after holding first talks with their Indian counterparts on resolving their trade differences. The talks have started at the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump who met in Japan last month on sidelines of the G-20 Summit. The report counsels that India and the United States redouble their efforts to go down a path of constructive engagement that can lead, in the short term, to a first-ever bilateral trade agreement. In parallel, it said, the two can explore new areas for bilateral engagement, with the objectives of continually building new confidence, gradually aligning their visions for opportunities to open their markets to each other, and growing trade and investment at an accelerated pace. The report recommends that the two governments should manage current conflicts and reach an initial agreement; review and improve institutional underpinnings; recommit to the TPF and pursue institutional reform; replicate recent cooperative success; explore opportunities for significant market-opening agreements, and chart a map toward an FTA. Observing that the United States India trade relationship is rapidly approaching a point of crisis, the report says that institutional arrangements are unable to address evolving and growing trade irritants, while protectionist instincts in both governments are exacerbating tensions. “Recent failures to reach even a small agreement, and subsequent tit-for-tat escalations, now place the relationship at a tipping point,” it said. Noting that the United States-India relationship will be one of the most consequential of the 21st century, the report said commerce would play a vital role in determining whether it is constructive or adversarial. Issues, including standards and conformity assessment testing, digital trade, healthcare, and agricultural trade, present areas of emerging conflict or opportunities for cooperation, the report said. “While the history of bilateral trade negotiations has often been contentious, it also includes examples of constructive cooperation. These examples should serve as inspiration in addressing today’s challenges,” it said. The United States was the second-largest trading partner for India in goods in 2018 and the single largest export destination for Indian exporters. Bilateral trade in goods and services grew at an average annual rate of 7.59 per cent from 2008-2018, double in value from USD 68.4 billion to USD142.1 billion.last_img read more

first_img UK housing market banishes post-Brexit blues IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.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. COPY LINKAD Loading … Is Middle Englands dinner party conversation revolving around property prices once again? Prices look to be on the march higher once again, after a post-Brexit dip.This is the main message contained in the latest missives from property sale specialists Rightmove (Chart 1) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS): UK house prices are rising, well at least outside of central London.So it looks like the housing market has banished the Brexit blues from its thoughts, with the fundamental lack of housing stock particularly around London (the South-East, Surrey, Essex, Hertfordshire) benefiting.But the biggest pickup in house buying interest over the last month has come in the North of England, the West Midlands and Northern Ireland (Chart 2).There seems to be relatively little in the way of available houses to buy, judging by the RICS average stocks per surveyor measure; clearly this scarcity of housing supply is what is driving up prices once again (Chart 3).Remember, UK housing is a lot cheaper for overseas investors nowOf course, one factor that should not be ignored is currency: with the pound falling against both the US dollar and euro by 17-18% since the 23 June EU Referendum vote. (Chart 4) So for overseas investors, UK property suddenly looks a lot cheaper when judged in those currencies rather than good old sterling.And borrowing money is becoming cheaper tooMoney is also cheaper to borrow – HSBC is offering a three-year fixed-rate mortgage for 1.74% (with no fees, conditional on a 40% deposit) and a five-year fixed rate mortgage at 1.99% (no fees, 40% deposit again). For a really long-term fixed-rate, HSBC again offer a 10-year fixed rate at the same terms as the three and five-year fixed rate offers, but at 2.49%.If you are after a variable-rate mortgage, the Coventry Building Society is offering a tracker mortgage with a current interest rate as low as 1.65% (if you are prepared to pay a £999 arrangement fee). The average lifetime tracker mortgage rate has fallen to as low as 2.38%, according to the Bank of England (Chart 5).The value investor could look at estate agent companiesIf this house price resurgence endures, then estate agents could finally be in for better times. Over 2016, listed estate agent shares have been frankly a terrible investment, with companies like Foxtons (UK code: FOXT) seeing share prices fall by up to 50% since January.However, Foxtons would not be my favourite pick among listed estate agents, given its heavy emphasis on London. After all, it is rather the regions which are seeing a return of buying interest rather than the capital. So I would rather look to other estate agent chains with conveyancing and other additional property services to offer.LSL Property Services (code LSL), the parent company for estate agent chains Reed and Rains and Your Move, is currently languishing some 90p below its 2016 price highs of 320p. LSL benefits from offering a wide range of property services including the management of lettings.This is a market that has seen rapid growth in recent years off the back of the buy-to-let boom. LSL is valued very cheaply at only sevenx P/E and offers a solid income from dividends of 5.5%.Countrywide (code: CWD) is another property services company similar to LSL that has seen its share price lose one-third from March 2016 highs, and today offers an even more juicy 7.9% income yield from dividends.Thirdly, Winkworth (code WINK) is a smaller listed estate agent company that operates a franchise model, reducing the financial risk to the investor. This low-capital business model results in very high levels of profitability, a 31% operating margin and also a 31% return on equity. Winkworth also holds net cash rather than debt on its balance sheet, according to data. And there is a 6.3% dividend yield for income-focused investors too…Growth in property listing websitesProperty listing websites are another potential beneficiary of a housing market pick-up. Rightmove (code RMV) and Zoopla (code ZPLA) remain the two dominant players in the UK. An amazing 47% of the UK population have used a property search website in the past 12 months, and some 2.6 million people admit to browsing Rightmove or Zoopla at least once per day!Neither stock is particularly cheap, but this is only to be expected given their dominant market shares, their resulting high profitability and double-digit growth rates. These companies are then better-suited to growth rather than value-oriented investors.center_img Closelast_img read more

Road crashes claim 10 lives

first_imgRoad Accident logoTen people, including a minor boy, were killed and four others injured in road accidents across the country on Wednesday, reports UNB.In Tangail, four people were killed in a head-on collision between two trucks on Bangabandhu Bridge link road at Saratoil in Kalihati upazila.The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.Bangabandhu Bridge East police station officer-in-charge Mosharraf Hossain said the accident took place in the area around 7:00am when a Dhaka-bound stone-laden truck collided head on with a Dinajpur-bound one, leaving three people dead on the spot and another injured.The injured was taken to Tangail General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.Police seized both the trucks, but could not arrest anyone, he added.In Sylhet, three people were killed and three others injured as a truck rammed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Chandipul area in Dakkhin Surma upazila in the afternoon.One of the deceased is Zakir Hossain, 30, son of Chndarpur village of Gopalganj upazila in the district while identities of the others could not be known yet.Officer-in-charge of Dakkhin Surma police station Khairul Fazal said the accident took place when a truck hit the auto-rickshaw around 3.30pm, killing three people on the spot.In the capital, a one-year-old boy was killed and his mother was severely injured as a speeding truck hit them while they were crossing road at Signboard intersection in the capital’s Jatrabari around 5.30pm.The injured child, son of Mahibul of Mymensingh district, was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital(DMCH) where doctors declared him dead, said Bacchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police camp.In Chattogram, a member of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) was killed after being hit by a truck at Oxygen More area in the port city at noon.The deceased is Md Aman Ullah, 28, a constable of North-East region of Sylhet BGB, and son of Mozammel Haque hailing from Purbadhalay area in Hathazari upazila in Chattogram district.In Nilphamari, Ramjan Ali, a class-VII student, was killed as a Debiganj-bound- truck ran over him at Chilai village in Domar upazila headquarters in the morning.last_img read more

Narsingdi road crash kills 2 motorcyclists

first_imgRoad Accident LogoTwo motorcyclists were killed as a covered van hit their motorbike on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in Paolanpur area in Narsingdi on Sunday afternoon, reports UNB.The deceased are Rabbi Mia, 28, son of Delo Mia of the same area and Roxy, 25, son of Mostafizur Rahman of Tatapara village in Madhabdi Upazila of the district.Madhabdi police station officer-in-charge Dewan Abu Taher said the accident took place around 4pm when the Narshingdi-bound covered van hit the motorcycle, leaving the duo dead on the spot.The bodies were sent to Narsingi Sadar Hospital for autopsy.last_img read more

Indulge your fantasy

first_imgThe Collectors Heritage, a one of a kind homedecor showroom in Noida offers products that transport you into the medieval era simulating the  environment of a museum. We had a talk with the firm’s CEO, Sugandh Windlass, read on as to what she had to say: How and why did you get involved with such a project? And tell us a bit about yourself and your involvement with Collector’s HeritageCollectors Heritage is a brand of the Windlass Group of Companies which is a family owned business. Windlass Steelcrafts the parent company was started by my grandfather in 1942 and since then we have been exporting all our products. We launched Collectors Heritage in 2012 to start selling our products in India. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Is this something that always fascinated you or was the interest more recent?This field has always fascinated me. I am very interested in the manufacturing of swords. I was involved in the US operations of our company which is basically our marketing arm. We have two e-commerce websites. After working there for a while, I decided to start this e-commerce website in India and thereby branch into stores.With a decent number of museums in the country, why do you think a collection like this may attract people? Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixI feel that with the number of museums in the city, people will be more interested in our products. Everyone wants to take a walk down memory lane. All our products have a history. These are very products which you can see in a museum but not buy. However, with our store you can actually buy these products.How affordable or not affordable are the works and who exactly is your target audience/customer?All our products are meant for collectors who understand the product and does not mind spending. The price points range from Rs.2000 to Rs 20,000. We have products for Rs.700 and also for Rs.1.5 lacs. Our target customer is anyone who has an eye for unique products. Why do you think a concept like this might work here? All of our customers love to know more about the products. People are always looking for something different and thats what makes our products work. The biggest loophole that we have fixed is that we have mounted our swords permanently as swords cannot be sold. We have mounted them to make them into wall decorations, so that they cannot be called weapons.last_img read more

Screening the journey

first_imgThe Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) Film Circle screens two films a month on the second and fourth Friday. This friday IGNCA screened the film Ustad Asad Ali Khan – A Portrait, directed by Renuka George.The 70 minutes film revolves around Asad Ali Khan Khan (1937-2011), the eminent instrumentalist of Jaipur Beenkar gharana. He was one of the very few musicians to practice rudravina, an instrument now almost extinct.The documentary shares his journey that starts from Rampur, where his father was a court musician, to New Delhi where he lived until his death in June 2011. He shares with the complexities of practicing this rare instrument. A glimpse of what life must have been like in the court days, and how the artistes of that generation dedicated themselves to their art was shown.last_img read more

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first_img Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field.  Related Content News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019 Philips and Microsoft Showcase Augmented Reality for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies Philips will unveil a new mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft that the company says is designed for… read more Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019 iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the angiography suite that… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more center_img Technology | Mobile C-Arms | February 18, 2019 Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform Philips announced the launch of Philips Zenition, its new mobile C-arm imaging platform. Mobile C-arms are X-ray… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 04, 2019 Aidoc Announces CE Mark for AI-based Pulmonary Embolism Workflow Tool Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solution provider Aidoc announced the commercial release of its CE-marked… read more 360 Photos | Angiography | May 17, 2019 360 View Inside a Cath/EP Lab at Baylor Heart Hospital This is a view inside one of the 11 cath labs at … read more News | August 23, 2009 Image Gently Expands to Include Interventional Radiology August 24, 2009 – The Image Gently campaign has developed online teaching materials and checklists to help interventional radiology providers use the lowest dose necessary to perform interventional procedures on children. Interventional physicians, medical physicists, and radiologic technologists are encouraged to visit the Image Gently web site ( to review these important materials and factor the information into their clinical decision making. Because children are more sensitive to radiation received from imaging scans than adults, and cumulative radiation exposure to their smaller, developing bodies could, over time, have adverse effects, Image Gently is urging providers to: child size the technique; step lightly on the fluoroscopy pedal; and consider ultrasound or, when applicable, MRI guidance. “Interventional or image guided, minimally invasive surgeries are increasingly replacing more invasive techniques. This latest extension of the Image Gently campaign can give interventional providers real world, practical guidance regarding how they can help ensure that the radiation dose administered to the patients is as low as possible given the particular circumstances of each case,” said Marilyn Goske, M.D., chair of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging, past board chair of the Society for Pediatric Radiology, and silverman chair for radiology education, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.New on the Image Gently Web site are:1. Downloadable slide presentation for use by providers to teach their staff methods to reduce dose and maintain quality. Radiologists are encouraged to give this talk locally2. Downloadable checklist of dose reduction steps the team can review for each patient 3. Downloadable outline of dose reduction and quality maintenance steps to take in the department4. Patient brochure including answers for parents about IR procedures. Providers can use this as a guide to communicate concerns and benefits of interventional procedures to patients.“Interventional techniques are increasingly being used to treat many different types of disease and injury. The fantastic results that these approaches provide, as with all medical techniques, also come with their own potential questions and concerns. We healthcare providers want to ensure that these lifesaving procedures are performed with the utmost care and safety in children. In addition, the materials housed on the Image Gently site can help interventionalists clearly explain the benefits and considerations associated with these techniques,” said Manrita Sidhu, M.D., pediatric and interventional radiologist, Seattle Radiologists, and clinical assistant professor, department of radiology, Seattle Children’s Hospital, who is leading the interventional radiology component of the Image Gently campaign. The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) recently released a report which stated that more than half of the American population’s exposure to radiation now results from medical imaging scans. Interventional radiology exams, according the NCRP report, are the third largest dose contributor in medicine following CT and nuclear medicine procedures. This extension of the Image Gently campaign is an effort to help ensure that medical techniques for the performance of interventional procedures keep pace with advancing technology and the increasing use of these techniques. “The Image Gently campaign is a sterling example of the respect and care that radiologists and other providers have for our patients. Medical imaging professionals are constantly striving to refine protocols and treatment mechanism in order to better serve those who depend on us. These new materials from Image Gently will not only make physicians better care providers but help them to fully explain the concerns and benefits inherent to the cutting-edge treatments,” said James H. Thrall, M.D., FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors. The Image Gently campaign is conducted by the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging, founded by the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), the American College of Radiology (ACR), the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), and now encompasses 44 medical organizations serving more than 500,000 health care providers world-wide. “Our goal is to ensure that every facility uses appropriate dose reduction techniques when performing imaging and interventional procedures in children,” said Diane Mayo, R.T.(R), president of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. “The technique must always be matched to the size and needs of the child.”The Image Gently site ( also contains the latest research and educational materials to aid radiologists, radiologic technologists, medical physicists, and other imaging stakeholders in determining the appropriate techniques to be used in the imaging of children and how the radiation received from these exams may affect pediatric patients over time. “’Pediatric patient care is greatly improved during interventional fluoroscopy by collaboration and teamwork of professionals across multiple disciplines. The information provided on the Image Gently web site provides a basis for interaction between the radiologists, the radiologic technologists, qualified medical physicists and other members of the IR team to improve image quality at reduced radiation doses to the patient,” said Maryellen L. Giger, Ph.D., FAAPM, FAIMBE, president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. For more information: and FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Radiation Dose Management | April 04, 2019 Omega Medical Imaging Launches AI-enabled FluoroShield for Radiation Reduction The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Omega Medical Imaging 510(k) clearance to offer their artificial… read more last_img read more