MEN: DIN rail concept based on robust individual components

first_img Continue Reading Previous Octavo introduces complete 1GHz computer in a 27 mm packageNext Swirling down the rabbit hole DIN-Rail is a new modular concept from MEN. The system is based on robust individual components which can be combined in flexible built-to-order configurations. The DIN rail modules are suitable – thanks to medium CPU and low power dissipation – for a variety of applications in the mobile and industrial market.The DIN rail concept is designed for flexible configuration of module combinations and is suitable for embedded IoT applications in various markets. The range of individual modules includes a CPU module, a power supply unit and various expansion modules for wireless communication and storage. In the modular system, the data transfer between the individual modules as well as the power supply of the individual components takes place via the expansion connectors standardized by MEN. The concept specifications include housing dimensions, mounting, cooling and IP protection. In addition, expansion connectors and their pin assignments are defined.The MC50M is the current basic module of the DIN-Rail family and is based on Intel’s Atom E3900 series with low power dissipation and scalability in power and memory. The simple integration of ready-made expansion modules enables application-specific configurations to be created and delivered in a short time. The expansion modules have interfaces such as MVB, CAN, binary and analog I/Os as well as the wireless functions LTE Advanced, WLAN and GNSS. A removable shuttle with one or two 2.5” SATA hard disks can expand the DIN rail system for storage-intensive applications. A wide-range power supply can be integrated if a nominal power consumption of 24 V DC to 110 V DC is required (EN 50155). DIN rail mounting (35 mm) is standard. Wall and 19” rack mounting is possible with the aid of adaptation brackets.The CPU module is qualified for use onboard rail vehicles, for wayside applications and for road vehicles (ECE R10). Long-term availability of at least 15 years from product launch minimizes life cycle management. The components of the DIN-Rail family support the temperature range -40 to +70°C according to the railway standard EN 50155 (class OT4, ST1) with internal conduction cooling.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

STRONG WINDS AND RAIN ON CHRISTMAS DAY

first_imgWEATHER USUALLY SEEN IN SPRING THUNDERSTORMS ROLLED THROUGH SIOUXLAND ON CHRISTMAS DAY, CAUSING POWER OUTAGES AND OTHER DAMAGE.WINDS GUSTING AT 55 MILES AN HOUR KNOCKED OUT POWER TO AROUND 3600 MIDAMERICAN ENERGY CUSTOMERS SUNDAY NIGHT, PLUS AROUND 450 MORE IN SOUTH SIOUX CITY.HIGH WIND WARNINGS WERE ISSUED ACROSS THE TRI-STATE REGION AND WINDS REACHED NEARLY 70 MILES AN HOUR IN WAYNE AND NORFOLK, NEBRASKA.STRONG WINDS BLEW THE ROOF OFF THE PRO ALIGNMENT AND TIRES BUILDING IN LE MARS AND KNOCKED OUR SISTER STATION, KLEM RADIO, OFF THE AIR.NUMEROUS TREE BRANCHES WERE BLOWN DOWN AROUND THE AREA.SIOUX CITY RECEIVED OVER AN INCH OF RAIN SUNDAY, SETTING A RECORD FOR CHRISTMAS DAY.PHOTO BY DENNIS MORRICElast_img read more

Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool are unlikely to ‘spend big money’ this summer

first_imgJürgen Klopp Read more Champions League quarter-finals: tie-by-tie analysis and verdict Reuse this content Share on Facebook Klopp also dismissed the idea that his reign will be judged on trophies alone. “You can’t imagine how less I’m interested in that,” he said on Friday. “I never thought about myself in that way. My job is to do everything I can to help the team be as successful as possible. I’m not searching to be remembered in 50 years or whatever. For me it’s no pressure, only opportunity. I love what I do, I think I have a fantastic team out there, and that’s all that I need to be a happy person.“I respect a lot the desire of all the people and the players, and I can be really part of that, I can be part of that dream. But it’s not for me at the end, it’s for the people. I am not interested in who judges me. God judges me one day and that is the only thing I am interested in. What other people say about me I couldn’t be less interested.” Topics Jürgen Klopp has said Liverpool are unlikely to “spend the big money” on signings this summer, with the club investing to consolidate his title-chasing squad instead.Liverpool were the biggest-spending Premier League club last summer as Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keïta and Xherdan Shaqiri arrived to help close the domestic gap to Manchester City. The club’s financial strategy has altered, however, to focus more on contract renewals rather than signings. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino, Andy Robertson, Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Rhian Brewster have signed new long-term deals since last April that will cost Liverpool £150m-£200m in wage rises over the coming years.That investment, and the dividends it is returning on the pitch, means Klopp does not expect a repeat of last summer’s spending. Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsAppcenter_img The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on Twitter Share via Email Liverpool news Share on Pinterest “I don’t want to talk exactly what we will do but I don’t think this is a team at the moment where we have to spend the big money or whatever,” the Liverpool manager said. “The best way to do it is bring together a group of players, try to develop them altogether and then stay together for a while. And that was maybe the main problem of Liverpool for the last decade. When they had a good team after a season they went all over the world. That will not happen this year for sure.”Klopp believes Liverpool’s development took “a big step” with Wednesday’s Champions League victory at Bayern Munich, a result that set up a quarter-final date with Porto who they beat 5-0 on aggregate in last season’s competition. That growth, however, rests on Liverpool’s players recognising how good they are.“It [Liverpool’s development] is massive,” Klopp said. “I think the steps are really obvious but it is still about a natural confidence. We have to start looking at ourselves how other teams see us. When you think about how Bayern faced us here – I saw Bayern playing a lot in the last years but I never saw them being that defensive-orientated. When Manchester City came here, it was similar. They had a lot of respect for us but I am not sure we always have the same amount of respect for ourselves.“For sure it will come, step by step, that is why I was so happy for the game at Bayern. There was a little sign at least for that. All the other things, the boys have so much space for improvement in all departments, so many things to come. For the future we have to be lucky that they all stay healthy and we can work with them and use the little time we have in training to bring the group together, so that we don’t have to develop only in games which is modern football. In pre-season if we have three weeks all together that would be great.” Share on Messengerlast_img read more

Chelsea January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Chelsea January transfer news LIVE: Chelsea consider Arnautovic approach Goal Last updated 1 year ago 20:20 1/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Transfers Chelsea Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blues as the January transfer window heats up Chelsea consider Arnautovic approachWest Ham United’s Marko Arnautovic is the latest name on Chelsea’s list of potential January striker signings, claims ESPN .Chelsea are in the market for a new forward and had been interested in Arnautovic’s team-mate Andy Carroll before injury scuppered a possible deal .Stoke City’s Peter Crouch – a former team-mate of Arnautovic’s – and Burnley’s Ashley Barnes are other names under consideration before the transfer deadline. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Hazard scolds father for fuelling Real Madrid talkEden Hazard ChelseaEden Hazard has admitted he scolded father Thierry over the latter’s claims that the Chelsea star was holding out for a Real Madrid move.”I talked with him [to tell him off], no, no worries,” he joked to reporters, before underling his commitment to the Blues.Read the full story here! Roma vow to replace DzekoRoma Qarabag Dzeko 12052017Roma have plans in place if Chelsea’s reported swoop for Edin Dzeko and Emerson comes to pass.The Premier League club have been linked with a surprising selection of strikers over recent days, with former Wolfsburg and Manchester City man Dzeko one of the men understood to be in their sights .Asked whether Dzeko and Emerson might join Chelsea, Roma’s director of football Monchi told reporters: “Whatever will be will be.”Read the full story on Goal right here! ‘No chance’ of Vidal January moveArturo Vidal Bayern MunichArturo Vidal says there is “no chance” of him leaving Bayern Munich in January as he wants to challenge for the Champions League this season.The 30-year-old has been linked with a move to Chelsea despite head coach Jupp Heynckes’ insistence nobody would be sold during the transfer window.Get the full story right here! Conte admits possible Batshuayi exitMichy Batshuayi Kenedy Chelsea Norwich CityChelsea boss Antonio Conte has admitted Michy Batshuayi could leave the club during the current transfer window. The Belgian has attracted strong interest from Sevilla, although any move would appear to hinge on whether Chelsea manage to find a striker over the course of January.Read the full story here! Chelsea can still secure Crouch dealPeter Crouch Stoke City 2017Despite Stoke City manager Paul Lambert telling Chelsea that Peter Crouch is not for sale, a deal for the striker could still happen, reports The Independent .Crouch is believed to be keen for the switch to happen, and if the right offer comes along and Stoke can find a replacement, the 36-year-old will be allowed to leave.Chelsea turn to Burnley’s BarnesAshley BarnesChelsea have turned to Burnley striker Ashley Barnes in their attempts to bolster their forward line, Goal understands.The Blues have been linked with Andy Carroll, Edin Dzeko and Peter Crouch in recent days.And now Antonio Conte’s side are interested in bringing Barnes – who has scored three Premier League goals this season – to Stamford Bridge.Get the full story here! Cole close to Championship returnCarlton ColeJourneyman striker Carlton Cole is close to a move to the Championship, claims the  Sun . The former Chelsea man is currently training with League One’s AFC Wimbledon. But he might step up a division after Hull City and Birmingham City targeted the forward in a bid to avoid relegation.last_img read more

Worn Out Wednesday – Max Schwartz

first_img Is Falconer the Coolest Drinks Industry Profession Out There? Editors’ Recommendations Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Sibling The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing Get to Know Alto Adige, the Northern Italian Wine Region Why You Should Give White Zinfandel a Chance (Again) Today we speak to photographer Max Schwartz.I’m originally from Florida and went to school for marketing, but I was always shooting skateboarding for fun on the side. I wasn’t really finding a great opportunity in the field I set out to tackle, so I applied for a photo job at Jackthreads. I landed it and accidentally fell into the photo art direction world. I shoot editorial, email campaigns and lookbooks for Jackthreads and am responsible for the visual rebranding of the site, as we launched JT 2.0 in October. I’ve also been taking on a lot of new projects and commercial campaigns in the last year. I produced and shot Alpha Industries’ fall lookbook and am working with them again for spring. ONA Bags, Herschel Supply Co. and Under Armour are some other great brands I’ve worked with in the past. In addition to fashion, I’m getting more into the food, beverage and hospitality world while doing work for Thirstie, Marriott Hotels and experimenting with culinary photography. In June 2014, I launched the satire site Tinderheadshots.com to portray photography services specifically designed for the digital dating world to help rebrand and re-image clients looking to get noticed. I didn’t think it would take off, but the site generated more than 100k views and was covered by some amazing publications like BBC, Men’s Health and Business Insider. I still get appointments every week, and I enjoy helping these clients build confidence through a great photograph. You can check out all of my other work at themaxschwartz.com.As for my personal style:Jeans: Uniqlo Skinny Black Denim. I own three pairs and wear them on rotation. Shirts: Summer – Black and white tees, Uniqlo – Supima cotton. Best fit.  Any other season – flannel button-downs or Western shirts from Levis.Suits: Top Man for now. I’m a skinny dude, and they make extra slim suits that are affordable too.Shoes: All black Nike Janoski Air Max and Vans Sk8Hi for sneakers, Redwing boots for the Motorcycle, they’re the most durable thing I own. Accessories: All black on black 42-20 Nixon watch , all day every day, Ray Ban Clubmasters and a bottle of seltzer water (that counts as an accessory, right?)Outerwear: Every single day that’s cold enough, I wear my beatdown leather Original Schott Moto jacket with my Florida Flamingo pin. Or in the snow, my Alpha Industries N3B Parka.Favorite Cologne: Tom Ford Noir Your favorite App: Snapchat (for fomo) & Mextures (for photo editing)Favorite piece of technology: My Fuji mirrorless camera, then my iPhone. I’m addicted to tech.Next tech purchase: Apple TV so I can waste more of my time not doing work. Or a new camera. last_img read more

Miami is Transforming its Metrorail into The Underline Urban Park

first_img Give Your Hypercar the Garage It Deserves with a Custom Aston Martin Lair Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene Editors’ Recommendations For Sale: A Treehouse in the Suburbs Designed by John Lautner 7 Mountain Bike Destinations to Put On Your Bucket List Ever-shrinking green space in many major cities often leaves residents without a place to escape to the outdoors, even when they are outdoors. But, by repurposing and rethinking about existing underused land, some cities are devising clever ways to solve this problem. Inspired by New York City’s wildly popular High Line, Miami has started developing its own (cutely named) The Underline urban park.Much of the land beneath Miami’s overground Metrorail is covered in asphalt, dirt, and dead grass — the definition of a “concrete jungle.” It’s underused, largely abandoned, and, by all accounts, an eyesore. However, the innovative new The Underline project will transform a 10-mile strip of its total 24-mile length into a beautiful urban park, which will connect South Miami to downtown Miami via Coral Gables. Metrorail riders will have direct access to the park at six  stations throughout the city.Throughout the world, linear or “trail-based” parks have proven hugely popular. Seoul is home to the Seoullo 7017 Skygarden and plans are in the works for Camden Town in London. But the proponent’s of The Underline say the park is more than just a park.The proposed 100-acre expanse will provide better ways to integrate the surrounding communities. It will offer relaxed public spaces focused on nature and wildlife habitat restoration, as well as general education opportunities. Local artists will be commissioned to decorate much of the existing concrete structures, and a variety of other installations and nature exhibits will dot the trail. Active city dwellers can explore the park via two parallel paths — an eight-foot-wide pedestrian footpath and a 10-foot-wide bike path — and several playgrounds and outdoor fitness areas will likely reside in the park.Late last year, the City of Miami cemented $50 million to construct The Underline. The city is currently fundraising the remaining $70 million of the total expected cost. The park’s construction is already underway and should be completed by 2020. In the meantime, Underline Cycling Club organizes group bike rides to explore the park and the sites of its future exhibits.last_img read more

Credit Unions’ Role Underscored

first_img By Bryan Miller, JIS Regional Office Reporter MONTEGO BAY: Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, has underscored the pivotal role of Jamaica’s credit union movement in advancing the country’s economic development. Speaking at the St. Elizabeth Cooperative Credit Union Limited’s 37th annual general meeting in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, on Saturday (April 27), Mr. Clarke noted that credit unions have been particularly instrumental in advancing small business development through the provision of tangible financial support to stakeholders, whom he said are integral to safeguarding Jamaica’s economic future.  “It (credit union movement) is the driver of small businesses; and…the greatest employer of labour (are) those people who (operate) small businesses. You (small business operators) are the real engine of growth; and therefore the credit union, which really deals in a significant way with small businesses, is a critical organization in moving the economy forward,” he contended. Lamenting that the relevance of the credit union is, to some extent, unrecognized, Mr. Clarke gave an undertaking to lobby increased support for the organization by his colleague Members of Parliament, among others. Their inputs, he contended, should serve to better position the movement as a key stakeholder in national development, thereby benefitting Jamaica in the long run.last_img read more

Team Tankers Plunges into Red

first_imgzoom Due to a decline in charter rates and difficult market environment, Bermuda-based chemical tanker owner and operator Team Tankers International suffered a major drop in its full-year net results. Team Tankers saw a net loss of USD 13.1 million in 2016, compared to a profit of USD 455.4 million posted in 2015.During the fourth quarter of 2016, the company recorded a net loss of USD 8.9 million, against a profit of USD 4.9 million seen in the same period of 2015.The average time charter equivalent rate (TCE) amounted to USD 10,550 in 4Q 2016, decreasing 25.5% from USD 14,168 in 4Q 2015.In the third quarter of 2016, the company completed the sale of the 19,822 dwt stainless steel ship Sichem Contester, the 13,153 dwt coated ship Sichem Edinburgh, and the 44,640 dwt coated ship Siteam Anja, which resulted in a combined net gain of USD 0.4 million.On December 17, the firm took delivery of the Aigran D, a 10,020 dwt chemical stainless steel ship on a one-year time charter.Four vessels were drydocked and two completed an in-water survey (IWS) in 4Q 2016. A total of twelve vessels were drydocked and four completed IWS in 2016.At the end of December 2016, the company’s fleet consisted of 43 vessels, of which 32 were owned, 1 was a financial lease and 10 were classified as operational leases.As of 27 February 2017, about 78% of the expected operating days in the first quarter were fixed at an average TCE of about USD 11,000 per day, according to Team Tankers.last_img read more

Death of Allan J MacEachen

first_imgPremier Stephen McNeil is expressing sadness and extending heartfelt sympathies to the family of Allan J. MacEachen after Mr. MacEachen passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Antigonish at age 96. “Allan J. was a true champion of Nova Scotia, a remarkable Canadian and a fine gentleman,” said Premier McNeil. “He was focused on getting things done and making life better for Canadians. His accomplishments as a federal cabinet minister are still benefiting Canadians today.” Mr. MacEachen, a native of Inverness, was first elected to the House of Commons in 1953 and subsequently won nine more elections. He held many cabinet portfolios in the Lester Pearson, Pierre Trudeau and John Turner governments and also served as deputy prime minister under Mr. Trudeau. Mr. MacEachen is considered an architect of social policy in Canada. His accomplishments as a parliamentarian included reforming the labour code, establishing a new standard for the minimum wage and, what some consider the most significant part of his legacy, ushering the Medical Care Act through parliament in 1966. He later served as a senator and was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2008. “Allan J.’s dedication and commitment to public service were exemplary and Nova Scotia and Canada are better for it,” Premier McNeil said. “He set a gold standard to which all of us in political life should aspire. Nova Scotians are proud to say he’s one of our own.”last_img read more

APTN announces lineup for 2017 Aboriginal Day Live broadcast

first_imgAPTN National NewsAboriginal Peoples Television Network’s 11th edition of Aboriginal Day Live (ADL) will be the largest in its history and broadcast from eight cities, feature 70 artists and be available on TV, radio and online.The lineup of artists includes, Digging Roots, Charlie Major, Classified, Daniel Lanois, Derek Miller, Digawolf, Don Amero, Florent Vollant, George Leach, Iskwé, LightningCloud, Nelly Furtado, Neon Dreams, Radio Radio, Taboo, and Zachary Richard.The broadcast cities announced are in Halifax, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Yellowknife, Edmonton, and Vancouver.“All those cities will burst with some of the most recognized entertainers in Aboriginal music and television,” said APTN CEO Jean LaRose. “This year the celebration will expand its grassroots reach to Aboriginal communities even further. This will be the largest national Aboriginal celebration in history.”ADL has been held annually since 2007 and is the largest celebration of National Aboriginal Day, a celebration of Aboriginal Peoples’ cultures and heritage and the summer solstice in Canada. APTN presents the free day-time program of activities and evening concert in Winnipeg, MB, setting up a twin stage across the country for most years. The LIVE multi-platform concert broadcast is available to all Canadians and beyond via APTN, radio and online.APTN CEO Jean LaRoseThis year’s ADL will bring Canadians together to acknowledge Aboriginal Peoples’ accomplishments, through cultural activities and live music while contributing to the nationwide movement of reconciliation.ADL continues to evolve and will feature elements of the arts and culture community from eight regions. A fusion of musical genres, languages, styles, and interdisciplinary arts from the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples come together on stage to paint an exciting living experience of contemporary Aboriginal expression. Throat-singing and beat box mix-up in Inuktitut and French; artists from across the North creating the first ever Inuit throat singingThroat-singing and beat box mix-up in Inuktitut and French; artists from across the North creating the first ever Inuit throat singing choir, and hosts outfitted with the hottest jewelry and clothing from Aboriginal designers are but a few examples. This year will showcase the unparalleled talent that is woven into the tapestry of all Nations that make up the mosaic of this country.This year will showcase the unparalleled talent that is woven into the tapestry of all Nations that make up the mosaic of this country.The 7-hour Aboriginal Day Live concert will broadcast on June 21 from 7:00 p.m.et to 2:00 a.m.“The seven-hour live, multi-platform broadcast, radiowaves and livestreaming make this a historical broadcast bringing the coast, to coast, to coast celebrations to all of Canada and beyond,” said Larose.A special Aboriginal Day Live emerging artist pre-show from each host city.To find out who’s playing in your city or for more information on daytime activities, including sunrise ceremonies, the round dances, artisans, children’s activities and more, visit Aboriginaldaylive.ca or follow APTN’s social scene and #ADL2017.National Aboriginal Day is a celebration of Aboriginal Peoples’ culture and heritage and is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.It was first celebrated on June 21, 1996, after being recognized through a proclamation by then Governor General Roméo LeBlanc.National Aboriginal Day is part of the Celebrate Canada program, though most provinces do not recognize it as a statutory holiday.news@aptn.calast_img read more

Moroccos Minister of Education Denies teachers Right to Pursue Higher Education

Taroudant, Morocco – Moroccan Minister of Education Rachid Belmokhtar said Thursday that the Ministry is refusing to allow teachers to pursue higher education because “of the negative impact of their absence on student learning.”Speaking at a press conference following a meeting of the Government Council on Thursday, the Minister said the teacher is an “employee who is accountable to the Ministry and also to students (…) and I do not agree with those who continue their education at the master’s or doctoral level to improve their administrative situations at the expense of students.”The Minister confirmed that his ministry “will not allow any teacher to pursue university studies, and those who want to pursue the study should apply for full-time undergraduate study.” The Minister’s decision prompted dismay and disgruntlement from teachers who are already completing their university studies or aspiring to enroll in master’s studies this year.“Teachers are the ones in the most dire need of master’s programs and advanced training to provide them with enlightened knowledge, innovative techniques, and advanced strategies to cope with the challenging tasks they are up against,” said Mohamed, a teacher at a middle school, pursuing his studies in the university.“I see no purpose behind the minister’s move but keeping teachers tight and controlled,” said Faissal, a high school teach in Agadir.“Any country that despises its teachers and educators should not expect much from its educational system,” he added.On the other hand, some people hail the Minister’s decision, believing that the teacher, with an already busy schedule, will not be able to cope with a “demanding job” and university studies, which require more dedication at the expense of the students.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed. read more

Over Rs 10 million worth of stolen goods found

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) has recovered over Rs. 10 million worth of stolen goods and arrested two persons in this regard.The police said that the goods had been stolen from textile factories in Maharagama, Panipitiya, Nugegoda, Homagama and Battaramulla.

Several South Eastern University students in hospital with food poisoning

The students were admitted to the Samanthurai hospital while a few of them were transferred to the Ampara hospital for further treatment. (Colombo Gazette) Several South Eastern University students were admitted to hospital with food poisoning.The students fell ill and were admitted to hospital last night.

Net foreign debt up in Q1 because of foreign investment strong loonie

by News Staff Posted Jun 13, 2012 9:15 am MDT Net foreign debt up in Q1 because of foreign investment, strong loonie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says the country’s net foreign debt increased by $15.7 billion to $229.9 billion at the end of the first quarter.The figure refers to the difference in the value of Canada’s assets compared with its international liabilities.The agency attributed the rise to continued foreign investment into Canada’s economy as well as the appreciation of the loonie against most major currencies.The country’s international liabilities rose by $5.2 billion to $1.835 trillion in the quarter, while the value of its international assets declined by $10.5 billion to $1.605 trillion.Direct foreign investment in Canada was up $12.3 billion in the first quarter to $619.7 billion, driven by mergers and acquisitions.Canadian direct investment abroad edged up to $686.0 billion and Canada’s net debt position on securities increased to $412.2 billion in the first quarter. read more

September shows marked improvement in consumer confidence Conference Board

by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 26, 2012 3:19 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email September shows marked improvement in consumer confidence: Conference Board OTTAWA – Consumer confidence headed higher in September, helped by an improved financial outlook, as Canadians were their most optimistic since July 2011, according to the Conference Board of Canada.The Ottawa-based think tank reported Wednesday that its consumer confidence index increased 6.7 points to 82.2 after a weak showing in August.“After a poor showing in August, the balance of opinion on the current finances question reversed itself sharply in September,” the report said.On the question of current finances, 18.4 per cent of the respondents said their situation had improved over the past six months — up two percentage points from the August survey.There was a smaller percentage of those who were asked who said their situation had become worse over the past six months — falling 3.7 percentage points to 17.6 per cent.Regarding future finances, 25.2 per cent said they expected an improvement over the next six months — an increase of 1.2 percentage points.Only 15.6 per cent of respondents said they expected their financial situation to worsen, a decline of 1.7 percentage points since August.“The balance of opinion remains firmly positive on this question (as it has for more than 10 years now), with the balance in this latest survey coming in slightly above the average of the last two years,” the group said.The improved reading of Canadian consumer confidence follows a report Tuesday that retail sales rose more than expected in July, helped by strong auto sales.Statistics Canada said retail sales were up 0.7 per cent to $39 billion in July, more than offsetting a decline in June, with eight of 11 subsectors reporting increases.The Conference Board report for September suggested Canadians were pessimistic about making a major purchase, but that the outlook had improved.When asked if they think now is a good time to make a major purchase 42.9 per cent said yes, an increase of 1.7 percentage points.Pessimism about future job prospects also remains elevated, the board said.Those who said they expected more jobs in their communities in six months was unchanged at 15.4 per cent, while those who said they expected fewer jobs fell 2.5 percentage points to 21.5 per cent.The Conference Board survey was based on over 2,000 telephone interviews conducted in early September. read more

Mariah Carey engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer

Mariah Carey engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer NEW YORK, N.Y. – Mariah Carey’s new “Vision of Love” is Australian billionaire James Packer.The singer’s representative said Friday that Carey and Packer got engaged in New York City on Thursday.The marriage will be Carey’s third. She was previously married to actor-comedian Nick Cannon and record executive Tommy Mottola.Forbes says 48-year-old Packer’s net worth is $3.5 billion. He was ranked fourth on the publication’s 2015 list of Australia’s richest people.Packer has three kids. The 45-year-old Carey gave birth to twins in 2011.Carey’s hits include “Vision of Love,” ”We Belong Together” and “Hero.”Packer is the son of late Australian media baron Kerry Packer and is one of that country’s leading casino executives. by The Associated Press Posted Jan 22, 2016 9:24 am MDT Last Updated Jan 22, 2016 at 10:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Oct. 27, 2015 file photo, singer Mariah Carey, left, and Australian businessman James Packer attend the opening ceremony for the Studio City project in Macau. The singer’s representative said Friday that Carey and Packer got engaged in New York City on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File) read more

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Sick and tired Why Irelands nurses are leaving in their droves

first_img https://jrnl.ie/3181227 Saturday 14 Jan 2017, 7:10 AM Short URL Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie By Garreth MacNamee 31 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article NEARLY 14,000 Irish-qualified nurses and midwives have left Ireland for other health services since 2010 as morale within the sector has been described as one of “dejection”.The figure was derived by the number of certificates of verification handed to nurses and midwives. This is a document which is given to foreign healthcare providers to prove they have received the appropriate qualification.The figure means the nation is losing, on average, 2,000 highly-qualified healthcare workers every year.And according to the heads of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) and the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), the mass exit comes as no surprise.General Secretary of the INMO, Liam Doran, told TheJournal.ie that the disrespect shown to his members by management has forced the hand of thousands of people.“There has been cut after cut here. In all my time here, I have never seen such low morale and dejection than what we are seeing now. It’s been a cumulative effect. We’ve had the recruitment embargo for one. That’s forcing people to do more work with fewer resources. ‘Sick and tired’: Why Ireland’s’ nurses are leaving in their droves ‘Recruitment freezes, a lack of respect and better options elsewhere’. Share Tweet Email2 General Secretary of the INMO Liam Doran Source: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ieAn Irish nurse is highly sought after due to the four years of education they receive prior to receiving their degree. Most nations have a three-year course.“In the UK, for example, they’re offering at least the same pay, bonuses are better, working hours are better, so are the staff levels,” Doran added.John Duddy, who is president of the IMO, said he is seeing a number of experienced nurses leave hospitals due to the poor conditions.Duddy, who is a neurosurgeon at Cork University Hospital, gave en example of a nurse who just had enough.He was working in the intensive care unit in CUH with “a very experienced nurse who had worked in the US and who is very knowledgeable”. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieThe nurse was talking to a patient and had said in passing that it was her last day. Duddy enquired as to whether she was going on holidays. She turned to him and said ‘no. This is it. I’m leaving. I’ve had enough’.Duddy added: “You see this more often these days and it’s always the same couple of issues. The first one is that they have to arrive 45 minutes early so they can queue up and get a car spot. Then the other major complaint is that when they have an idea which can improve the service, they tell management and management completely ignores it. It becomes far too frustrating for them and I can understand that.”Offers While the country loses its best and brightest to other shores, Liam Doran believes more concessions must be made to Irish nurses to firstly keep them in Ireland and secondly, keep them in the public sector.At the moment, Irish nurses who work in private hospitals and clinics can earn substantially more than their public counterparts, according to Doran.“The health service should write to every fourth year nursing student and offer them a permanent job. They should send the message that the nurses and midwives are valued. Offer them security straight away. That’s what I think. The disrespect has gone on too long and it needs to stop. The cuts went too deep and the country is paying for that now,” Doran added.Read: Obama to Biden: ‘I had to quote an Irish poet and Seamus Heaney was taken’ >Read: Complaints to Ulster Bank after wages not paid on time > People are burning out and saying ‘I can’t do this anymore’ and you can’t blame them. Nurses and midwives are durable people but there’s only so much they can take.The INMO announced last month that 90% of its members had voted in favour of industrial action. The turnout was 62%.Nurses and midwives say that they are understaffed and overworked, and that these conditions make it impossible to care properly for patients.Doran attacked hospital management and the Department of Health for what he described as the “abject failure” of the system to protect and value its staff. Nurses, according to Doran, can leave Ireland and get snapped up by a foreign recruiter in an instant. Jan 14th 2017, 7:10 AM 17,362 Views Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ielast_img read more

Oregon mother gets lost on search for sons beanie

first_imgKLAMATh FALLS, Ore. — A Southern Oregon woman spent the night bundled with her infant son in a hollowed-out tree after wandering away from camp.Now, she says she’s training to become one of the search-and-rescue volunteers who spent a September night searching for her.Billie-Jean Biria got turned around en route to retrieving her son’s red beanie, which fell from his head on Sept. 17, The Herald and News in Klamath Falls reports.“I took for granted I knew where I was going,” Biria said With her son and two dogs in tow, Biria found the beanie but lost her way, and had to take shelter.“At no point was I scared,” she said. “I think my maternal instincts kicked in.”On Sept. 18, she heard her husband’s truck and ran to a nearby road, where she found dozens of search and rescue volunteers. “I didn’t know I was such a big deal,” Biria said. “It was a lot of people. I was amazed and thankful.”The numerous volunteers were from California and Oregon search and rescue teams. A mutual-aid agreement between regional counties and public safety agencies allows any of the members to call in the support of others.“We call it pushing the big button,” Klamath County Sheriff’s Sgt. Randall Swan said. Klamath County search and rescue volunteers had been looking for Biria all night, but when they couldn’t find the woman, other counties were asked for help.It wasn’t an unqualified success: Her son’s beanie fell off his head again on their way back to camp, and remains lost.last_img read more

ADB Sells 52 Petronet Stake to Citigroup and HDFC

first_imgAsian Development Bank (ADB) sold its entire 5.2% stake in Indian gas supplier Petronet LNG Ltd for 7.14 billion rupees ($116.8 million) on Friday via block deals, BSE data showed.ADB sold over 39 million shares of Petronet LNG on BSE in various block deals, at an average price of ₹183.2 a share.The shares were bought by Citigroup Global Markets Mauritius Pvt Ltd and HDFC Mutual funds among others, according to BSE data.Citigroup bought 8.8 million shares, HDFC Top 200 Fund took 3.77 million shares, while HDFC Equity Fund purchased 4.67 million shares at ₹183.2 a share eachThe gas supplier’s shares ended down 3.8% at ₹185.50 on Friday on BSE.ADB had on Thursday launched a share sale in Petronet LNG to raise up to $120 million, three sources with direct knowledge of the deal had told Reuters.last_img read more