MPC Container Ships Brings Vessel Tally to 23

first_imgzoom Oslo-based containership owner MPC Container Ships AS has invested in three more vessels, bringing the company’s fleet count to 23 ships.Namely, as disclosed earlier today, the company has acquired HS Onore a 2,846 TEU vessel built in 2006, which will be renamed AS Clarita.Furthermore, MPC took a majority share in two 2,556 TEU vessels built in 2004, the Rio Teslin, which will be renamed to AS Palina and Rio Thelon to be named AS Petra.The takeover of the HS Onore is expected by the end of October 2017, while the latter two ships have been taken over immediately.“The total equity investment for the three vessels is USD 21.6 million, including working capital requirements and dry dock reserves,” the company said.The acquisition follows a senior secured bond issue of USD 100 million completed earlier this month by MPC Container Ships Invest B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of MPC Container Ships AS.The net proceeds from the bond issue were assigned for financing acquisitions of additional container vessels and for general corporate purposes.Established in April 2017, the company focuses on ownership and operation of containerships concentrating on the feeder segment between 1,000 and 3,000 TEU.last_img read more

Trump Kim summit ends without reaching a deal

first_imgHANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The nuclear summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un collapsed Thursday after the two sides failed to reach a deal due to a standoff over U.S. sanctions on the reclusive nation, a stunning end to high-stakes meetings meant to disarm a global threat.Trump, in a news conference after the abrupt end to the talks, said the breakdown occurred over North Korea’s insistence that all punishing sanctions the U.S. had imposed on North Korea be lifted without Pyongyang committing to eliminate its entire nuclear arsenal.“Sometimes you have to walk,” Trump explained, adding that an agreement was “ready to sign.”“I’d much rather do it right than do it fast,” the president said. “We’re in position to do something very special.”Both leaders motorcades roared away from the downtown Hanoi summit site within minutes of each other after both a lunch and the signing ceremony were scuttled. Trump’s closing news conference was moved up and he was expected to depart for Washington ahead of schedule.The breakdown came after Trump and Kim had appeared to inch toward normalizing relations between their still technically-warring nations as the American leader tamped down expectations that their talks would yield an agreement by North Korea to take concrete steps toward ending its nuclear program. In something of a role reversal, Trump deliberately ratcheted down some of the pressure on Pyongyang, abandoning his fiery rhetoric and declaring he wanted the “right deal” over a rushed agreement.For his part, Kim, when asked whether he was ready to denuclearize, said “If I’m not willing to do that I won’t be here right now.”The breakdown denied Trump of a much-needed victory that could have offset some of the growing domestic turmoil back home. But he insisted that relations with Kim remained warm, stressed that progress had been made and said he was still hopeful of eventually reaching a deal to denuclearize North Korea.last_img read more

Selected tarsands projects may avoid new environmental assessment rules

first_imgThe Canadian PressOTTAWA — Tarsands projects that use steam to release bitumen from deep underground will likely get a pass from new federal environmental assessment rules _ but Ottawa is still considering how to deal with those that use solvents instead of water.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna introduced the new Impact Assessment Act in February in hopes of giving more credibility to the federal environmental review process. It sets new timelines for reviews, eases restrictions on participants, adds transparency to the science behind decisions and requires assessments to account for social, health, economic and climate change impacts.In addition to the legislation, the government also sets regulations that determine what types of projects will be covered by the new act _ and environment groups are furious that so-called “in situ” tarsands projects are not on the draft project list.“We see that as a federal abdication of responsibility,” said Patrick DeRochie, climate, and energy program manager at Environmental Defence.In situ production is one of the two ways of extracting bitumen from the tarsands in Alberta. Pit mining is used for deposits near the surface, but about 80 per cent of tarsands reserves are too far beneath the surface to allow for pit mining.That’s when steam is injected deep into the ground to liquefy the bitumen, allowing it to be pumped to the surface _ a process that requires a lot of energy, resulting in heavy greenhouse gas emissions.Under Ottawa’s new legislation, projects can only trigger a federal assessment if they could have an impact on areas that fall under federal jurisdiction, which include emissions, as well as fisheries, species at risk and Indigenous rights.The government says while in situ projects can fall under Ottawa’s jurisdiction because of their potential impact on emissions, they can be exempted when already subject to emissions rules _ such as in Alberta, which is planning a hard cap on tarsands emissions at 100 million tonnes.If the only area of federal concern for a particular project is climate, and that provincial laws exist to address that concern, it only makes sense to exempt those projects, said a government official familiar with the measures.There’s a wrinkle, however: new in situ technology is emerging that uses solvents instead of steam, requiring less energy and resulting in fewer emissions, but posing different environmental risks that might fall under federal jurisdiction _ fisheries, migratory birds, or Indigenous rights, for instance.“Those still need to be looked at,” said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity since a final decision hasn’t been made.It’s a catch-22 of sorts: technology that allows in situ tarsands projects to avoid a federal impact study by lowering greenhouse gas emissions could end up triggering just such a review by running afoul of different environmental issues that are also Ottawa’s purview.No matter, said DeRochie, who wants such projects reviewed federally, no matter what.Alberta’s plan for a hard cap has yet to be introduced, and could easily be repealed by a future government once it is, he argued. And in-situ projects can impact water, land use and species at risk, whether they use solvents or not, he added.DeRochie also noted that the government’s language is almost identical to a request made by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers last summer, suggesting Ottawa is caving to industry pressure at the expense of the environment.“It’s really problematic,” he said. “It fits a pattern of industry attempting to delay, stall, block or water down regulations and legislation and they’ve been fairly successful at it thus far.”In situ projects shouldn’t require federal permits because existing provincial review processes provide sufficient oversight, said Patrick McDonald, CAPP’s director of climate and innovation.Investors are already skittish about Canadian energy project prospects, McDonald said, adding that Ottawa’s attempt to find a balance between the environment and the economy is tilting towards the former.“Right now there are challenges in getting major projects built in Canada, and in order to ensure a strong economy, we need to remove those barriers,” said McDonald.“How do we find the balance to be able to get investment confidence in the industry?”The whole point of overhauling the assessment rules is to instill confidence to the system for everyone, said McKenna’s spokeswoman Caroline Theriault.“Our government is strongly committed to changing the way decisions on projects are made so that they are guided by science, evidence, and Indigenous traditional knowledge,” she read more

BBC Ranks Casablanca 9th Among Greatest American Films of all Time

By Karla DieseldorffMiami – The BBC and its prestigious rankings has once again created a poll. This time, with the help of 62 film critics who came up with a list of the 100 Greatest American Films in History. The movie Casablanca climbed to ninth place in the list of feature films.Casablanca has won three Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. The critics sent in their list of their 10 best films that deserved placing. The first received ten points and the tenth one point. The BBC says that those films that received US funding were likely to be cut from the survey and those whose directors were not originally from the US, which were 32.According to the poll, Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane ranked 1st place, followed by Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama directed by Michael Curtiz and based on Murray Burnett and Joan Allison’s play “Everybody Comes to Rick’s”. Played by actors Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, the movie tells the story of an American expatriate named Rick Blaine who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during the early part of WWII.The nightclub becomes a haven for those in need of illicit letters of transit to escape to America. Rick is one day approached by a political leader looking for help to escape, along with his wife Lisa, who happens to be Rick’s greatest love.During WWII Casablanca was, indeed, considered a refuge for many exiles. Even though the entire film was centered in the Moroccan economic capital of that time, not a single scene of the entire film was actually shot in Morocco.Casablanca’s famous love triangle has lead the way and inspired many more films. Growing its reputation over time, the fantastic performances of its stars and those memorable quotes, this film does deserve its ranking. One of the best movie quotes of all time and my personal favorite “We will always have Paris”. read more

WatchA sevenstep guide to what does doesnt happen if Trump starts NAFTA

WASHINGTON — As NAFTA talks enter their most sensitive phase, a fever of speculation has broken out about whether Donald Trump might soon announce his intention to withdraw from NAFTA — and it’s likely to last a while.With only couple of months left in the currently scheduled rounds of talks, Canada will be keeping an ever-closer eye on the U.S. president, who has repeatedly said it might be necessary to start the withdrawal process in order to gain leverage and win concessions.Here’s a brief guide to what such a pullout announcement would likely mean.— NAFTA survives, at least for a while: The agreement’s withdrawal clause is not an automatic-exit trigger. It isn’t like Brexit and the European Union’s Article 50. NAFTA’s Article 2205 requires six months’ notice before a pullout can happen.— Loonie drops: Goldman Sachs projects a six-cent drop in the Canadian dollar if Trump announces a pullout, and a more dramatic effect on the peso. Mere speculation about a withdrawal in news reports this week caused a momentary dip. Currency markets can act as shock absorbers in the event of trade jolts, softening the impact of tariffs.Canada is now playing hardball on trade with the U.S. — good‘Canada has just detonated a bomb’: Trade relations with U.S. plummet after WTO complaintCanada prepared for every eventuality in NAFTA talks — including their collapse— Lawsuit watch: A debate is already raging within the American legal community about the constitutionality of a president pulling out of a trade agreement without an act of Congress. Some insist Trump has the authority; others disagree. What everyone does seem to agree on is the likelihood of lawsuits. Behind the confusion lies a few historical contradictions: A U.S. Constitution that gives the president power over international relations, but the Congress power over trade; court cases that uphold the president’s power over international agreements, versus others that say he can’t contradict established law. This area of law hasn’t been tested much — it’s pretty rare for a U.S. president to be more hostile to trade deals than Congress, which is traditionally more protectionist. It’s unclear what would happen to the 1994 U.S. law passed by Congress implementing NAFTA, which remains on the books.— Mexico probably walks: Insiders familiar with the Mexican negotiators’ strategy are adamant: they will leave the negotiating table if Trump triggers Article 2205. The Mexicans have said this publicly, and sources there have been even more explicit in private conversations.— Canada probably stays: The Canadian government has been far cagier when asked what it would do next. But people familiar with its intentions say it would likely stay at the table and keep talking.— Trump’s next decision: Does he pause negotiations during elections in Mexico and the U.S., and resume talks after a new Mexican president is sworn in? Stay at the table with whichever party chooses to keep talking? Turn the trilateral negotiation into a bilateral, if it’s only the U.S. and Canada? Or does he proceed to killing NAFTA after the six-month grace period?— Zombie NAFTA: The countries keep trading without tariffs, the agreement’s dispute mechanisms keep working, cross-border companies can keep investing and hiring anywhere, but all with the knowledge that the deal is half-dead and could be buried any time after six months. Without free trade, the countries would be free to apply their international tariffs — they average 3.5 per cent for U.S. imported products, 4.1 per cent in Canada, and 7 per cent in Mexico, though some products would face much higher tariffs. read more

Arrest made in theft of Milton hospital donation box

Halton Regional Police have arrested a man in the theft of a hospital donation box in Milton.A man and woman entered Luigi’s Pizzeria on Commercial St. on July 5.According to police, the man stole a donation box for the Milton District Hospital, which had about $150 inside.Officers were able to identify the two involved.Kyle Coombs, 34, of Milton was arrested the next day.He is charged with one count of theft under $5,000.

Gauge of US economy posts modest 02 per cent February gain matching

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – An index designed to predict the future health of the economy rose by a modest amount for a second straight month, indicating the economy’s momentum may have slowed.The New York-based Conference Board said its index of leading indicators rose 0.2 per cent last month, matching the January Increase. The gains in both months were the smallest since the index rose by just 0.1 per cent in August.Analysts said that the smaller increases over the past two months may be signalling a period of more moderate activity.“Weakness in the industrial sector and business investment is holding economic growth back despite improvements in labour markets and consumer confidence,” Conference Board economist Ataman Ozyildirim said Thursday.The leading index is composed of 10 forward-pointing indicators. Seven of the 10 indicators increased in February with the biggest support coming from the spread on interest rates, gains in stock prices and an increase in building permits.The three indicators which subtracted from growth were weekly unemployment benefit applications, weekly manufacturing hours and the index for new orders tracked by the Institute for Supply Management.Growth, as measured by the gross domestic product, slowed to an annual rate of just 2.2 per cent in the October-December quarter with many economists expecting activity in the current quarter will be around that level. Forecasters expect a bounce back to growth rates around 3 per cent for the rest of the year based on a belief that strong employment gains will boost consumer spending, which accounts for 70 per cent of economic activity. Gauge of US economy posts modest 0.2 per cent February gain, matching previous month’s advance by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Mar 19, 2015 8:41 am MDT read more

BC tightens vehiclesale regulations to protect buyers amends Motor Dealer Act

VICTORIA – The British Columbia government is taking action to make sure consumers get what they pay for when they buy a vehicle, says the province’s public safety minister.Mike Morris said amendments to B.C.’s Motor Dealer Act ensure vehicle wholesalers, broker agents and broker-agent representatives are licensed and regulated.“The vehicle-sales industry has been clear about the importance of licensing wholesalers so purchasers can be assured they are getting the full vehicle history,” he said.“We believe these are the right changes.”There has been widespread concern among vehicle dealers that unlicensed groups aren’t legally required to disclose information such as accident records, Morris said.This could mean consumers are buying damaged or dangerous vehicles, he added.The changes allow the provincial authority responsible for regulating licensed dealerships and salespeople to better police vehicle sales, though Morris said the amendments don’t apply to people who sell their vehicles privately. by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 18, 2016 3:35 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 18, 2016 at 6:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email B.C. tightens vehicle-sale regulations to protect buyers; amends Motor Dealer Act read more

Ohio State mens tennis looks to finish decade of dominance

Only one match stands between the Ohio State men’s tennis team and a decade-long home win streak. The No. 5 Buckeyes (21-2, 5-0) hold a 163-match home win streak dating back to an April 5, 2003, loss against Illinois. Should OSU secure a victory against Big Ten foe Wisconsin (10-7, 1-4) on Friday, the team will officially cap off a 10-year journey of remaining unbeaten in Columbus. “(The players) are excited … I’ll be happy when Friday comes and hopefully we can win, because for the past few weeks, thinking about it and talking about it puts a little bit of stress on everybody,” said OSU coach Ty Tucker. “It’s a mark you want to achieve, and being one match away from it, it’ll be nice if we can get the win … it’ll be nice to be done with it.” Redshirt senior captain Devin McCarthy said the team is finding it difficult to ignore the high stakes surrounding the looming achievement. “(The record) is definitely in our heads a lot more than it has ever been before any match, just because we want to get to that 10 years. But at the same time, we are still thinking about Big Ten season and wanting to stay undefeated in the Big Ten,” McCarthy said. One of the largest challenges the Buckeyes will face against the Badgers will be the transition from the indoor courts at the Varsity Tennis Center to the outdoor courts at Varsity Tennis Courts, where the match is scheduled to take place. “I haven’t remembered it in a while being this cold (in Columbus),” Tucker said. “Knowing that we haven’t had a ton of outdoor practice and knowing that it’s going to be very windy … it’s hard to reach your best level when you haven’t had that much practice outside.” Tucker said in the case of temperatures dropping below 50 degrees, the match would be moved inside. It is expected to be a partly cloudy, 55 degrees with 12 mph winds on Friday, according to With a decade-long win streak and an undefeated conference season on the line against Wisconsin, the Buckeyes will rely on the performances of their upperclassmen leaders. Four OSU upperclassmen are ranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s top 100 individual rankings. McCarthy, ranked No. 83 nationally, and junior Ille Van Engelen hold the best doubles record on the team in 2013, going 18-1 overall. Redshirt junior Peter Kobelt, who is ranked No. 4 nationally, leads the team in singles wins, rattling off a 27-6 record throughout the 2013 season. Kobelt said his success this season has given him a chance to lead younger players on the team. “This year I definitely had a breakout in the fall. I put in a lot of time and effort,” he said. “You try and lead by example on and off the court so that the younger guys see and you give them a good example to follow.” Kobelt said as the team prepares for Wisconsin, they try not to underestimate any conference team. “Any Big Ten school is very capable, so we’ll be out there and ready to go full speed (on Friday),” he said. More than any individual performance, the OSU squad continues to push one another toward playing as a single unit, a mentality that Tucker said he is proud of. “(I’ve enjoyed) watching (the players) form into a team, because tennis is a very individual sport … and when you get to college and get put on a team, you have to do what is in the best interest of the team,” he said. The Buckeyes are scheduled to face off against Wisconsin Friday at 5 p.m. in Columbus. read more

The money is not there Taoiseach rules out restoration of Christmas bonus

first_imgTAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has ruled out any restoration of the Christmas bonus in the Dáil this afternoon.Kenny faced calls from the independent TD Seamus Healy to restore the bonus, a once-off end of year payment for elderly people, carers and long-term social welfare recipients, which would cost the Exchequer around €261 million.Speaking during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil this morning, Healy suggested that it could be funded through a wealth tax and cited CSO statistics which show that almost a quarter of the country’s population don’t have money to afford at least two goods or services that are considered the norm.“The Christmas bonus made Christmas for many of these families,” Healy told Kenny this morning.But Kenny, who faced shouts of “Scrooge” from across the chamber, ruled out any restoration of the bonus, which was abolished by the previous government in 2009, saying that “the money is not there”.“It would be a lovely thing, from a political point of view, to stand up and say ‘We’ll pay this’. The money is not there,” he said.The Taoiseach said that the entire social welfare system is being reformed so that instead of “passive payments” there will be a system where “work will pay”.He also said the government has maintained core social welfare rates.Pylons and HSEEarlier, the Taoiseach was asked to set up an independent, international assessment of the possibility of placing electricity cables underground, in light of Eirgrid’s plans to update the State’ energy infrastructure with overhead pylons.Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin said that 1,300 pylons are being erected across the country and that this is being “rammed down people’s throats”. He that “no one is questioning the need to modernise in terms of energy” but called for more scrutiny of the process.Kenny said the project was necessary in order to have “power for infrastructure so that we can have jobs in Donegal and West Kerry and everywhere else”. He said there needed to be an “open and accountable” consultation process.“People say to me: ‘Well, you’re the Taoiseach, so why can’t you provide jobs all over the country?’” Kenny said, later adding that this is not “a case of government diktat, it’s a case of what kind of country we want in the next 20 years.”Sinn Féin’s Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin raised the HSE Service Plan for 2014 and the fact that it has not yet come before the Oireachtas Health Committee.Kenny said that the Minister for Health James Reilly is considering the plan and will respond to the HSE with his approval or amendments to draft plan.He said he expects “the result of his deliberations” next week and added the Minister’s focus is “on the provision of the excellent frontline services that are being provided”.Column: Restoring the Christmas bonus should be a no-brainerlast_img read more

The most popular messaging service among Irish adults isnt WhatsApp or Viber

first_imgIRISH ADULTS ARE more likely to have Skype and Viber on their smartphones than Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, according to new findings.The latest quarterly report from Ipsos MRBI found that while instant messaging services like Viber, WhatsApp and Snapchat continue to grow in popularity, Skype is still the most popular messaging service in Ireland with more than half of Irish adults (51%) owning an account.Viber is the second most popular messaging at 40%, having steadily grown over the past six months.Facebook Messenger saw the biggest fall by dropping from 39% to 34% between November to May while WhatsApp saw its userbase increase from 22% to 30% within the same period.Snapchat continues to increase in usage with 21% of Irish adults using it, an eight point increase since November, while Vine is virtually unchanged since August, hovering around the 4% mark. To see a larger version of this image, click on the source link. Source: Ipsos MRBIIn social networks, Facebook is still by far the most popular social network with 62% of Irish adults having an account, while more than one third of that figure use the site daily.Twitter is the closest site to matching it with 30% of Irish adults using it and one in ten tweeting daily, while LinkedIn sees 26% of Irish adults using it. All three have seen a steady increase in Irish users over the past six months. To see a larger version of this image, click on the source link. Source: Ipsos MRBIRead: Will a ‘black box’ fitted into cars help improve road safety? >Read: Apple has dodged a massive $840 million price-fixing court case >last_img read more

Hubble dévoile son univers à la Géode en images

first_imgHubble dévoile son univers à la Géode, en imagesFrance – Dès aujourd’hui mercredi 13 octobre, les visiteurs du Parc de la Villette à Paris pourront découvrir le film Hubble, au-delà des étoiles à l’intérieur de la Géode. Réalisé par la Nasa, il dévoile l’univers observé par le télescope spatial mis en orbite il y a vingt ans.Projeté sur l’écran géant de 1.000 m² de la Géode, ce film offrira grâce à la technologie IMAX, l’occasion de voyager à travers les galaxies lointaines que le télescope Hubble a permis d’observer. Réalisé par la Nasa, IMAX Corporation et Warner Brothers, Hubble, au-delà des étoiles est une véritable immersion dans l’espace qui fait du spectateur un coéquipier de la périlleuse mission STS-125, visant à doter le télescope de nouveaux instruments pour lui permettre de continuer à fonctionner.Au cours de ses vingt années passées en orbite autour de la Terre, Hubble a reçu à cinq reprises la visite d’astronautes pour des missions d’entretien et de mise à niveau. A chaque fois, une caméra avait été emportée pour permettre au public de partager l’extraordinaire expérience d’une sortie dans l’espace. Le film sera projeté plusieurs fois par jour jusqu’en février prochain. Le public pourra prolonger le voyage en visitant l’exposition dédiée à Hubble. Parmi les pièces à découvrir, les premiers panneaux solaires du télescope, remplacés en 2002.Redécouvrez Hubble et ses incroyables clichés en images : 13 octobre 2010 à 15:56 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Pénurie de pédiatres en France

first_imgPénurie de pédiatres en FranceC’est officiel, la France manque de pédiatres, notamment lorsque l’on se fie à la moyenne européenne. Un curieux constat alors que la France est réputée pour avoir un fort taux de natalité.Alors que la France dispose de l’un des taux de natalité les plus élevés d’Europe, par rapport à ses proches voisins comme l’Allemagne, elle manque pourtant cruellement de pédiatres. Ainsi, à l’intérieur de nos frontières, on compte un pédiatre pour 6.000 enfants. Une situation qui préoccupe la profession qui n’hésite pas à demander de l’aide au gouvernement. L’Association française de pédiatrie ambulatoire (Afpa) a décidé de remettre aujourd’hui, une pétition signée de la main de 130.000 Français au ministère de la Santé.Cette pétition dénonce le manque de pédiatres en France, un manque particulièrement ressenti dans le secteur libéral. Alors que de nombreux pédiatres partent à la retraite et qu’il faudrait 600 pédiatres diplômés de plus chaque année, note l’Afpa, le numerus clausus (nombre d’autorisations de pratiquer dans cette spécialité) est bloqué à 275. La situation est telle que certains hôpitaux ne disposeraient déjà plus de pédiatres à ce jour.Le 19 janvier 2011 à 17:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Top 10 most read stories this week

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on between 24 and 30 March 2016:EXCLUSIVE: Mercer and Thomsons Online Benefits partner on global benefits.Ikea to increase pay for 7,300 employees.Infographic: What will motivate employees in 2016?Asda moves to segment motivation.Can a one-size-fits-all motivation strategy work?Kingfisher agrees £230 million pension buy-in.A fifth do not expect to retire until after age 70.T3N trials bitcoin salary and benefits offering.EDF Energy accredited as living wage employer.71% of millennials do not understand their pension investments.last_img

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Complemented by a durable bucky design with an easily removable grid, patient safety anti-collision sensors and an available mobile table, the RU-3000 is well-suited for all imaging environments, especially orthopedics, imaging centers and urgent care.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more last_img read more

Tableau Day highlights Augmented Analytics Tableau Prep Builder and Conductor and more

first_imgThe Tableau community held a Tableau Day in Mumbai, India, yesterday. The community announced some upcoming and exciting developments in Tableau. Some of the highlights of the Tableau Day include an in-depth explanation of the new Tableau Prep Builder and Conductor, how Tableau plans to move on to Augmented Analytics, and many others. The conference also included a customer story from Nishtha Sharma, Manager at Times Internet, who shared how Tableau helped Times Internet in optimizing their sales, revenue, managing cost per customer, and business predictions with the help of Tableau Dashboards. She further said, Times Internet was solving around 10 business problems with 7 dashboards initially; however, due to success with Tableau initially, they are now solving close to 30 business cases with 15 dashboards. Let us have a look at some of the highlights below. Augmented Analytics: The next step for Tableau Varun Tandon, Tableau Solution consultant explained how Tableau is adopting intelligent or Augmented Analytics. Tableau may be moving into adopting augmented analytics for its platform where ML and AI can be used to enhance data access and data quality, uncover previously hidden insights, suggest analyses, deliver predictive analytics and suggest actions, and a lot of other tasks. A lot of users came up with questions and speculations based on Tableau’s acquisition of Empirical Systems last year and whether Ask Data, Tableau’s new natural language capability, a feature included in Tableau 2018.2, was a result of the same. The representatives confirmed the acquisition and also mentioned that Tableau is planning on building analytics and augmented analytics within Tableau without the need for additional third-party add-ons. However, they did not clarify if Ask Data was a result of Empirical System’s acquisition. With Empirical’s NLP module, Tableau users may easily gain insights, make better data-driven decisions, and explore many more features without knowledge of data science or query languages. Doug Henschen, a technology analyst at ConstellationR in his report, “Tableau Advances the Era of Smart Analytics” explored the smart features that Tableau Software has introduced and is investing in and how these capabilities will benefit Tableau customers. Creating a single Hub for data from various sources The conference explained in detail with examples of how Tableau can be used as a single Hub for data coming from various sources such as Netsuite, Excel, Salesforce, and so on. New features on Tableau Prep Builder and Conductor Tableau’s new Data Prep Builder and Conductor, which saves massive data preparation time, was also demonstrated and its new features were explained in detail, in this conference. Shilpa Bhatia, a Customer Consultant at Tableau Software, conducted this session. Questions were asked if Tableau Prep Builder and Conductor would replace ETL. The representatives said that Data Prep does a good job with data preparation; however, users should not confuse it with ETL. They have called the Tableau Prep Builder and Conductor, a Mini ETL. Tableau is also coming up with monthly updates since the tool is still evolving and it will continue for the near future. A question on the ability to pull the data from Data Prep to Jupyter notebook for building data frames was also asked. However, even this isn’t possible with the Prep Prep Builder and Conductor. They said Data Prep is extremely simple to use; however, it is a resource heavy tool and a dedicated machine with more than 16 GB RAM to will be needed to avoid system lag for large datasets. The self-service mode in Tableau Jayen Thakker, Sales Consultant at Tableau explained how one can go beyond dashboards with Tableau. He said, with the help of Tableau’s self-service mode, users can explore and build dashboards on their own without the need of waiting for the developer to build it for them.​ Upcoming Tableau versions The conference also revealed that Tableau 2019.2 is currently in Beta 2 and is expected to be released by the next month. Also, there will be a Beta 3 version before the final release. Each release of Tableau includes around 100 to 150 changes, and a couple of changes were also discussed including Spatial data (MakePoint and MakeLine), some next steps on how it will move beyond ‘Ask Data’ and will include advanced analytics and AI features, and so on. Tableau is also working on serving people who need more traditional reporting, the representatives mentioned. To know more about the ‘Tableau Day’ highlights from Mumbai, watch this space or visit Tableau’s official website. Read Next Alteryx vs. Tableau: Choosing the right data analytics tool for your business Tableau 2019.1 beta announced at Tableau Conference 2018 How to do data storytelling well with Tableau [Video]last_img read more

New CEO of European Operations for Cornerstone

first_img “”Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers”” has named a new CEO for the company’s European operations. The real estate investment group recently announced the appointment of Charles Weeks to the executive role.[IMAGE]Weeks, who will officially become CEO in mid-March, was Cornerstone’s co-head of business development for its European division prior to his promotion. His ascension to the post follows the retirement of Iain Reid, who has confirmed his support for Weeks.Reid said in a recent statement that he is confident in Weeks and “”the rest of the great team, old and new, that makes up Cornerstone Europe in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the Nordics. Continuity in the business is a huge asset and [COLUMN_BREAK]it gives me particular pleasure to hand over responsibilities to Charles.””In his new position, Weeks will be responsible for the provision of opportunities to European investors expressing interest in Cornerstone’s real estate funds, as well as the creation of specific strategies for U.S. investors looking to target European markets. Additionally, Weeks will oversee Cornerstone’s expansion into debt origination in the U.K., with a special emphasis on high quality, fixed rate, commercial mortgages.David J. Reilly, Cornerstone’s CEO, noted of Weeks, “”I am confident that Charles will provide the necessary leadership to continue our growth in Europe and build upon the strong foundations that we already have in place. We appreciate all that Iain has done to establish Cornerstone’s European operations and to help the company grow its global presence.””Reid and Weeks have worked together for 16 years, and in a company release, Cornerstone said that it anticipates a “”seamless leadership transition.”” Weeks boasts more than two decades of experience in the European real estate investment markets.””This is an exciting time for the European business, despite challenging market conditions,”” said Weeks. “”Capital flows are happening in both directions, new investment markets are opening, a number of our European projects are gaining traction and there is significant investment in the European business to grow and expand our platform.”” in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2012-02-14 Abby Gregory New CEO of European Operations for Cornerstonecenter_img Share February 14, 2012 410 Views last_img read more


first_img Comments   Share   Reports have circulated that the Cardinals are negotiating with Peterson’s camp on a deal that could be in the neighborhood of $60 million. Conventional thinking tells you that if Arizona chooses to wait to lock up their three-time Pro Bowler, the price would go up. Clayton doesn’t think that’s necessarily the case.“There’s only one guy that can probably pull the price up in that position and that’s going to be Revis,” he said. “I don’t think that’s necessarily going to change.”Revis was cut by Tampa Bay in the offseason and signed a one-year, $12 million deal with the New England Patriots for 2014. Cornerbacks around the NFL are getting fat contracts.Seattle’s Richard Sherman got a new four-year, $57 million contract that will give him $40 million guaranteed.The Cleveland Browns followed that by rewarding cornerback Joe Haden with a five-year, $68 million deal that brings $45 million in guaranteed money.Arizona Cardinals, you’re up.Patrick Peterson, who is entering his fourth season in the league, could/should be the next cornerback to receive a new deal, even though he’s got two years (one year, plus a 2015 option) remaining on his rookie deal signed in 2011. There is speculation that Peterson’s new contract could be worth more than Sherman’s or Haden’s. But John Clayton of ESPN thinks it might be awhile before Peterson gets his deal, because of where and when he was drafted.“I think you know how this is going to go for the 2011 draft choices with maybe one exception, that being J.J. Watt, is that they’re not going to get paid until sometime next year,” Clayton told Doug and Wolf Thursday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “Because that’s where the market’s going to be.”First-round picks in 2011, like Peterson, typically received four year contracts with an option year for a fifth. Sherman was also a 2011 draft pick, but went in the fifth round. Haden was a first-round pick in 2010, before the new collective bargaining agreement was reached.“One of the things with that option year is you have that fifth year and if you can wait, you can also use the franchise tag, if necessary,” Clayton said, before throwing another wrinkle into the discussion. “Remember, Peterson may come in over Richard Sherman because it depends on what happens with Darrelle Revis,” he said. “Revis’ contract is up and he will try to top Sherman.“Probably the best thing to do is wait. I know that Patrick would probably like to get a deal. I still think that Sherman has the slight edge,” Clayton said. “When you’re talking about Revis, Sherman and Patrick Peterson, I think you’re talking about the three best cornerbacks in the league.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Top Stories LISTEN: John Clayton, ESPN NFL Insider Your browser does not support the audio element.last_img read more

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