Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Rabat – An Egyptian court sentenced former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi to three years in prison and a fine of 2 million Egyptian pounds for “insulting the judiciary,” on Saturday.Nineteen other people were charged by the court under the same prison verdict, including leading Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and political commentator Tawfik Hamzawy. The two defendant face lower fines, ranging from 30,000 to 1 million Egyptian pounds, reported the Guardian.Abdel Fattah is serving a five-year sentence for participating in an illegal protest in 2013, while Hamzawy is in exile. Mursi and the other defendants  were charged for insulting “the judiciary system in the media.” The former president is currently serving other prison sentences.After Egypt’s 2011 revolution, Mursi was elected only to be overthrown in 2013 by the current president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.After the protests demanding his presidency to be annulled, he was arrested and is now serving a 20-year sentence for impelling the killing of protesters and a 25-year sentence forspying for Qatar. read more

Red Mile businesses ready to celebrate during playoffs

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Businesses on 17th Avenue were joyous when it was announced the city will pause construction along the busy road for the Flames playoff run.Owner of Trolley 5, Ernie Tsu, said it was hard to get people into his bar during construction.“Business during the construction was obviously tough, tough for all businesses, it slowed things down quite a bit but now the sun is back out, Flames are poised for a deep run so things are looking up,” said Tsu.Mike Pigot from Home and Away is thrilled the construction will be hauled.“Not having construction during the playoffs is a huge thing for us, we want people to be able to come down here and celebrate and enjoy the Red Mile as much as possible, so not having any roadblocks or construction makes a world of difference,” said Pigot.Bar owners are now hoping they can cash in and Tsu feels having the Flames in the playoffs is going to make for a great celebration.“I think it’s obviously going to help our business, we are already quite full for all of the Flames games, but for the whole avenue to be busy again and the Red Mile, it benefits everybody.” read more

Early recovery of nature tourism crucial in Kenya – UN environment head

6 March 2008Nature tourism in Kenya, which plummeted some 90 per cent during the recent post-election violence, can play a key role in restoring the east African country’s stability, economy and biodiversity, the United Nations environment chief said today. Nature tourism in Kenya, which plummeted some 90 per cent during the recent post-election violence, can play a key role in restoring the east African country’s stability, economy and biodiversity, the United Nations environment chief said today. “Tourism, based in the main around Kenya’s fabled wildlife and natural landscapes, has historically been a centre-piece of the economy and for job creation,” Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP), said on his departure to Berlin, Germany, which this week is hosting one of the world’s biggest tourism fairs.Visitor numbers crashed since the post-election instability of late December 2007, causing lay-offs of 25,000 people directly employed in tourism-related industries and countless more indirectly associated, Mr. Steiner noted. At the same time, revenues to parks and reserves have also been gutted, putting at risk countless conservation initiatives carried out by the Kenya Wildlife Service and others, he added.However, with the newly signed peace agreement brokered by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and his team, tourism can play a central role restoring stability, the UNEP head maintained. “In doing so, it can also play an important role in conserving important wildlife and ecosystems – from charismatic creatures like elephants and rhino to whale sharks and some of the most dense and diverse birdlife on the planet,” he said.According to official statistics to be presented in Berlin this week by the Kenya delegation, 2007 saw a record number of over a million international tourists arrive in the country by air and by sea – a rise of 10 per cent over 2006.But since the disputed election result in December 2007, numbers have fallen precipitously and it is forecast that an average of 9,000 visitors will come each month over the first quarter of 2008. read more

Probe by FCID to continue despite dissolution

He also noted that some members of the former Government were arrested based on evidence provided by the FCID and some were either remanded or freed on bail.Amaratunga said that investigations are still continuing into fraud and corruption and the FCID will continue its work despite the dissolution of Parliament on Friday night. (Colombo Gazette) The Minister noted that already several key figures have been investigated and questioned in relation to fraud and corruption. He said that the authorities need to first conduct comprehensive investigations and then arrest suspects only if there is concrete evidence to back corruption charges. The investigations being carried out by the police Financial Crimes Investigations Divsiion (FCID) will continue despite the dissolution of Parliament.Public Order Minister John Amaratunga said that several people still question as to why more politicians have not been arrested over corruption. read more

Film series goes back in time to the 1960s

Four films will be screened at Brock this month as part of the Sixties Fest Film Series.The series covers films representative of 1960s Canada. The films will be introduced by professors in Communication, Popular Culture and Film. Screenings are as follows:Tuesday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, WH204Entre la mer et l’eau douce (Michel Brault, 1967).Quebec’s youth, and Canadian cinema, enjoy their own “quiet revolution” in this feature.Introduction: Scott Henderson, associate professorThursday, Oct. 21, 12 noon to 2 p.m., WH327 (three films)Sex ed meets art cinema in Phoebe: The Story of a Premarital Pregnancy and The Game, George Kaczenders’s classic National Film Board films about the pressures, anxieties and perils of coming-of-age in 1960s Canada. The Invention of the Adolescent offers a history of coming-of-age, culminating with attention to specific concerns of the 1960s.Introduction: Christie Milliken, assistant professorTuesday, Oct. 26, 12 noon to 2 p.m., AS217High (Larry Kent, 1967).Originally banned in Ontario, this film is a vision of the violent underside of the ’60s drug and youth counterculture.Introduction: Barry Grant, professorThursday, Oct. 28, 2 to 4 p.m., TH254The Devil’s Toy (Claude Jutra) presents teenage skateboarders as a challenge to city authorities. Notes on a Film about Donna and Gail is a follow-up to the classic Nobody Waved Goodbye, depicting a man’s frustrated attempts to understand the friendship between two female acquaintances.Introduction: Jim Leach, professor and director of the Interdisciplinary MA in Popular CultureThe series leads up to the 24th annual Two Days of Canada Conference, which will be at Brock on Nov. 4 and 5. For more information, visit read more

UN agency announces new global campaign to tackle hunger in Africa

According to WFP, the Africa Hunger Alert is in reaction to “spontaneous grass-roots initiatives originating among student communities in the United States and Canada and that now stretch from Europe to Hong Kong.” The students and community groups have committed themselves to helping generate an international response to the catastrophic conditions in Africa caused primarily by shifting weather patterns, political instability, failed economic policies, and HIV/AIDS, WFP said in a the statement issued from its Rome headquarters. “By announcing the ‘Africa Hunger Alert’ campaign, WFP is signalling its commitment to link up with ordinary citizens to alert the international community to the enormity of the crisis faced by millions of innocent men, women and children who run the very real risk of death by starvation,” WFP Executive Director James T. Morris said. He appealed to governments, private charities, non-governmental organizations, citizens’ groups “and everyone who cares about fundamental human decency to join this campaign,” adding that “the scope and depth of the crisis is unprecedented and require an unprecedented and urgent response.” The hunger crisis in Africa has grown particularly acute in the wake of two major emergencies this year – in the southern part of the continent and in the Horn of Africa, WFP said. Nearly 15 million people in six countries – Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique –are threatened by starvation while an additional 11 to 15 million are at risk in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Mr. Morris said without a massive response, the humanitarian community will not be able to counter these looming disasters. The new campaign, which is open to all interested organizations, will be launched on 16 December and run for at least three months. The UN agency said it will provide support, including a special page on its website, where information about the crisis and the initiative will be posted to lobby governments. read more

CoucheTard vows to submit plan after put on black list by Quebec

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 10, 2012 3:27 pm MDT MONTREAL – Alimentation Couche-Tard says it is working hard to soon submit a plan to Quebec’s language office outlining how it will respect the laws governing the use of French in the province.“Couche-Tard has always wanted to run its stores in full compliance of the law,” stated Francis Lapointe, vice-president of operations for western Quebec.The Montreal-area convenience store operator said it hasn’t received any complaints from customers or the office in the last year but has been unable to meet the extended July deadline to submit a plan because of “administrative and operational issues.”“We have had many positive and constructive meetings with the language office over the past year and obtained an extension to develop a plan that integrates our seasonal workers, the last missing element,” he said in a news release Monday.Couche-Tard (TSX:ATD.B) said it recently adopted internal policies that ensure full respect of the French language charter known as Bill 101. The law guides where French is used in computers, internal memos and signs.The original plan was due in September 2011. The language office said it tried several times to contact Couche-Tard but was unable to obtain details of when it would submit a language plan.Consequently, it placed the retailer on a black list that prevents it from obtaining government contracts. Other names on the list are La Senza lingerie chain, Montreal’s downtown Hilton hotel and several small businesses.After its skirmish with the retailer was reported in Montreal La Presse, Couche-Tard said it submitted a letter Monday to the language office saying that it is acting in good faith to remedy the situation as soon as possible.Couche-Tard has about 900 corporate-owned and affiliated stores in Quebec and the Atlantic provinces.Meanwhile, Couche-Tard announced Monday that it is acquiring 29 convenience stores in the United States for an undisclosed price.The 25 stores in Illinois plus eight in Missouri and one in Oklahoma will eventually be rebranded Circle K and continue to sell Phillips 66 gasoline.The convenience store chain said Monday that the transaction is expected to close some time this month and will be funded with available cash.Two of the sites have car washes.Couche-Tard will buy the land and buildings for 25 locations and hold leases on the remaining four. It is also buying the rights to supply 29 wholesale stores located throughout the same geographic area.Its Midwest division will subsequently include 527 company-operated stores and 212 locations under wholesale or franchise agreements.Couche-Tard is the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry, operating under the Couche-Tard and Mac’s brand names. It is one of the largest in North America with about 6,200 convenience stores, including some 4,600 with fuel.It also has 2,300 stores in Europe through its acquisition of Statoil Fuel & Retail.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Couche-Tard’s shares were up 24 cents at $48.51 in afternoon trading. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Couche-Tard vows to submit plan after put on black list by Quebec language office read more

FIFA banks record 2B revenue in 2014 turns total profit of 337M

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Sunday, July 13, 2014 file photo, Argentina’s Lionel Messi, second right, shoots a free kick over the Germany goal in the extra-time of the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday. FIFA says it earned record revenue of $2 billion last year, thanks to the World Cup’s commercial power. The football governing body’s annual financial report shows total profits of $337 million coming from the four-year cycle for the 2014 soccer tournament in Brazil.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, file) by Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press Posted Mar 20, 2015 8:47 am MDT FIFA banks record $2B revenue in 2014, turns total profit of $337M from World Cup in Brazil ZURICH – The World Cup’s commercial power led to record revenue of $2 billion for FIFA last year, with $337 million in profits coming from the four-year cycle leading up to the 2014 soccer tournament in Brazil.FIFA, which pocketed $140.7 million in profit in 2014 alone, added $91 million to its reserves, which now stand at $1.523 billion. The revenue of $2.096 billion in 2014 raised the four-year total to $5.718 billion.Income should keep rising before the 2018 World Cup in Russia despite FIFA’s reputation being battered by corruption and vote-buying allegations.“This success underscores the huge appeal of FIFA’s flagship tournament,” the governing body noted in its annual financial report published Friday.FIFA’s expenses also soared, topping $5.38 billion in the past four years, including $1.955 billion in 2014.Spending last year included: $261 million in World Cup bonuses to member federations and confederations; $27 million buying a four-star hotel near the world soccer museum site in Zurich; and $39.7 million in executive committee stipends and senior management bonuses.FIFA again spent more rewarding senior officials than it committed to its signature Goal program for development projects: $36.6 million in 2014.As usual, FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s salary and bonus package was not detailed in the accounts.However, a FIFA-appointed remuneration panel decided that Blatter and senior managers were “within the range” of packages paid by comparable “global companies,” the report said.FIFA also paid $36 million in tax in 2014, due on its profits plus revenue earned by subsidiary companies.The FIFA accounts show its dependence on the World Cup — generating 84 per cent of all revenue from 2011-14 — and also the tournament’s relentless popularity.“The content we have is unique and fantastic and 2014 was another proof of that,” FIFA finance director Markus Kattner said at a briefing.Even though FIFA signed most broadcasters and sponsors to two-tournament deals covering 2010 and 2014, revenue still rose sharply for the second event, which was more entertaining, better organized and safer than many predicted.“And in the end the finances were OK as well, so what do you criticize?” Kattner said.FIFA said revenue tied directly to the tournament in Brazil was $4.826 billion, compared to $3.655 billion for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Much of the increase is due to an accounting change which includes ticket sales.FIFA also banked a $61 million profit-share bonus from MATCH Hospitality for lucrative corporate seat sales in Brazil.The 2014 World Cup was also the most expensive to stage with total FIFA costs of $2.224 billion, including $35 million to the winning Germany federation. read more

Brock Farmers Market opens June 27 with new addition

Alongside the usual selection of fresh, local fruits and vegetables, Niagara VQA wine will be available for purchase at the Brock Farmer’s Market for the first time in seven years beginning June 27.The Brock Farmer’s Market will have a new addition this year.Alongside the usual selection of fresh, local fruits and vegetables, Niagara VQA wine will be available for purchase for the first time in seven years.“VQA wines can now be purchased at farmer’s markets, allowing guests to try some incredible local Niagara wines onsite, but also grab a bottle of their favourite red or white for the weekend,” said William Parent, Brock Hospitality Services‘ hospitality event coordinator. “This will allow for some great exposure to the Brock community for our alumni winemakers.”The market will feature close to 15 vendors over the summer, and guests can also enjoy live music each week while having their lunch.The market kicks off June 27 and runs each Friday through the end of August from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m in Jubilee Court. read more

Unexpected rivals – Sweden and Iceland to play 6 days before WCh

Decision of IHF Council,  to allocate two places for Qatar to Saudi Arabia and Iceland after withdrawal of Bahrain and UAE , sparked a lot of reaction in handball world, but also caused unexpected troubles to the new rivals in Group C – Sweden and Iceland. The teams from Northern Europe have already arranged their friendly encounter for January 9, without expectation that could be drawed in the same group for WCh 2015, which starts six days later!Match will be played in magnificent Kristianstad Arena. Four days before, Sweden will meet Denmark in the first test before Qatar. ← Previous Story Saudi Arabia and Iceland to take last two tickets for Qatar 2015! Next Story → Kielce’s action for Tomasz Strząbała!

Assessments and cleanup begin in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma

first_img T&T companies tap into Cuban market at Expo Caribe 2019 Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 9, 2017 – Providenciales – Right now there are still assessments being done in TCI by helicopter, by sea and even drone activity has been spotted by #MagneticMedia as we also survey the devastation in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.The Premier, Sharlene Robinson along with Tourism Minister and MP, Ralph Higgs – we are told traveled to #NorthCaicos by boat and a report is ready.  Schools are currently being assessed according to Education Minister, Karen Malcolm who was en route to Clement Howell High which has sustained damages.One death, a woman said to have died from complications arising from hypertension is recorded during Irma.   The death was in Grand Turk we are told.   Reports of significant casualties and deaths are untrue.People are thankful for their lives after being slammed by catastrophic Hurricane Irma but the reality of what lies ahead in terms of rebuilding is admittedly a daunting feat.Minister of Home Affairs, Delroy Williams was in when we saw him spearheading the clearing of roadways along the coastline.   It is utter devastation for residents on Bay Road; roofs to many homes are gone, businesses like #Kalookies restaurant decimated; trees toppled, stretches of power poles fallen and debris everywhere.Hon Williams confirmed that communication is sporadic and some islands are completely cut off from giving updates.  “Everyone is activated…” and he sighed as he shared that regrettably every island has suffered extensive damage.Today clean up and rebuilding has started with the Provo landfill aka dumpsite already overrun with mounds of debris and bags of garbage. #Metoo-movement-type complaint, now investigation of high-ranking TCI Police Officer opened TCI: Man safe now, says he was trapped after lightning hit truck and it burst into flames Related Items:#BlueHills, #Kalookies, #NorthCaicos, magneticmedialast_img read more

1 killed 1 injured in shooting stabbing at Miami barbershop

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – A man was killed and another remains in the hospital after, police said, a dispute at a barbershop in Miami led to a shooting and stabbing, Thursday morning.City of Miami Police responded to the scene of the incident at the Cooperstown Barber Shop, located along the 2000 block of Northwest 22nd Avenue, just before 11 a.m.According to investigators, an altercation between two men led to one person being stabbed while the other was shot.Paramedics transported both men to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where the shooting victim died.The daughter of the stabbing victim said her father owns the business. “From what I know, my dad was in the barbershop. He was all the way in the back washing his hands,” said Jennifer Beriguet. “The guy had come in. He had, like, a switchblade, like a razor, in his pocket when he had come in.”Beriguet said her father opened fire in self-defense. “He got shot when he stabbed my dad, and my dad defended himself,” she said.Police said the two victims were the only ones in the barbershop at the time. last_img read more

Coordination must for sustaining disaster risk management

first_imgDisaster management and relief minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya addresses the launching ceremony of National Resilience Programme (NRP) at a city hotel on Thursday. Photo: UNDPDisaster management and relief minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya said Bangladesh always faces natural disaster due to the adverse impact of climate change.“We need to continue our efforts to protect the lives and livelihoods from natural disasters,” the minister told the launching ceremony of National Resilience Programme (NRP) at a city hotel on Thursday.The government and UN agencies have jointly initiated NRP at a cost of $12 million  to sustain the resilience of human and economic development in Bangladesh through inclusive and gender responsive disaster management and disaster risk informed development, says a UNDP press release.Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya hoped the newly launched programme would further build the capacity of the relevant ministries and increase resilience to natural disasters.He called upon all the line ministries and development partners to implement the programme effectively and efficiently for disaster risk reduction in line with the government commitment to implement the Sendai Framework.Disaster management and relief ministry secretary Shah Kamal said that 18 ministries are engaged with disaster management, so effective coordination is must for sustaining the disaster risk management initiatives.He said it is essential to have strong partnership for inclusive disaster risk reduction plan to sustain the economic and human development.The secretary hopes that NRP will enhance the strategic intervention and minimise the challenges of disaster management.“The government is following Whole of Society Approach in disaster management.”Shah Kamal underscored the need for construction of 3,000 cyclone centers in line with the 7th Five Year Plan for minimising the disaster risks of vulnerable people in cyclone prone areas.Disaster management and relief ministry additional secretary and also NRP national programme coordinator Md. Mohsin presented the overview and action plan of the programme.The programme is funded by the government, Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).The disaster management and relief ministry, the programming division of the planning commission, the women and children affairs and the local government division will implement the 3-year programme. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) will provide technical support.The disaster management will focus on disability inclusive and gender-responsive capacities, the programming division will focus on the capacity for disaster and climate risk informed planning, the department of women will focus on the gender dimension of the programme and the LGED will focus on resilient infrastructure.UN resident coordinator Mia Seppo emphasised on inclusive development, resilient infrastructure, engagement of private sector in risk informed business continuity plan and integration of global commitment in national development planning.Swedish ambassador Charlotta Schlyter said Bangladesh needs the engagement of women to fight and adapt disaster and climate risks.She underscored the need for gender responsive disaster management planning for enhancing sustainable development efforts.Water resources ministry secretary Kabir Bin Anwar, local government division additional secretary Mahbub Hossain, women and children affairs ministry additional secretary Md Ainul Kabir, planning division additional secretary Kazal Islam and DFID humanitarian adviser Omar Farook, among others, addressed the event.last_img read more

Readius Cell Phone First to Incorporate Foldable EDisplay

first_img The Netherlands-based company has named the device “Readius,” and plans to sell the gadget starting in mid-2008. The price is not yet specified, but Polymer Vision´s chief executive Karl McGoldrick says it will be comparable to a high-end cell phone.The Readius´ e-paper screen displays text and images in black-and-white (16 greyscales) that look almost like they have been printed on paper. McGoldrick has also mentioned that Polymer Vision is planning to develop a cell phone with an 8-inch color display that can show video, which will hopefully be ready within five years.The Readius connects to the Internet through the third generation (3G) cell phone network, which offers ultra-fast data speeds, similar to WiFi for laptops. Users set up their e-mail accounts and favorite news sources, podcasts, and blog feeds from a PC, and then the data is automatically updated on the Readius. The device supports standard POP3 and IMAP for e-mail servers, and uses Micro SD High Capacity storage for quick and easy access to e-books and other information. The storage is flexible, with the first model providing up to 8GB.The Readius can also play MP3s and audio books. It has just 8 “SimpleTouch” buttons, and a keyboard may be added to future models. The battery life is up to six times longer than on other cell phones, offering 30 hours of continuous reading.”We are taking e-reading and bringing it to the mobile phone,” McGoldrick says. “You get the large display of e-reading, the super battery life of e-reading, and the high-end connectivity … and the form factor and weight of a mobile phone.”Polymer Vision hopes that the Readius will offer some competition for Apple´s iPhone and Amazon´s Kindle. The company is currently talking with retailers and mobile operators, and suggests that the device offers the chance for operators to make a profit from increased data storage.Polymer Vision has hinted at the coming of such a device for the past two years, which it claims “is generations ahead of anything else out there today.” Now, the company hopes that the mobile e-reader will be poised for an eventful summer.via: ReutersMore information: This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The Readius´ e-paper display rolls out of a normal-sized cell phone. Image credit: Polymer Vision. Polymer Vision, a spin-off company from Philips, has recently announced the first cell phone to offer a roll-up e-display for reading your favorite Web sites. The 5-inch (13-cm)-diagonal display rolls out of a normal-sized phone when users wish to check their e-mail or read the news. Citation: ‘Readius’ Cell Phone First to Incorporate Foldable E-Display (2008, January 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from read more

New project enables mobile phone use in areas with no reception

first_img( — Australian scientists have invented software that enables mobile (cell) phones to work in remote areas where there is no conventional coverage and in locations where the infrastructure has been destroyed through disaster, or is not economically viable. The technology enables ordinary mobile phones to make and receive calls without the need for phone towers or satellites. Director of the Research Centre for Disaster Resilience and Health at Flinders University, Professor Paul Arbon said the systems could prove invaluable in disasters, providing an instant network allowing people to call out and receive calls from concerned relatives, and helping volunteers to coordinate the response. The system could also provide the community with updates and warnings. The systems have been successfully tested in remote areas of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia where there is no mobile phone reception, with the three researchers creating a network over one square kilometer. The next stages in the project are to increase the range and improve sound quality. The team is also working on developing a method of dropping the temporary towers into disaster areas.Dr Gardner-Stephen said the system could be operational within 18 months provided the project receives adequate funding. He said his dream was for every mobile phone to be equipped with the system so that if there is a disaster all the phones in the region will automatically switch to the mesh network mode of operation as a fallback. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Verizon to allow Skype calls over wireless network More information: Paul Gardner-Stephen (left) talks with a colleague in the wilderness using his new system. Credit: Village Telcocenter_img Explore further © 2010 Citation: New project enables mobile phone use in areas with no reception (2010, July 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Leader of the team, Dr Paul Gardner-Stephen of Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia, named the project the Serval Project, after an African wildcat renowned for its problem-solving abilities. The aim is to “provide fast, cheap, robust and effective telecommunications systems” for areas where there is currently no telephone infrastructure, or where it has been destroyed by natural disasters or civil unrest. The project includes two systems that can operate separately or be combined. One is specifically for disaster areas, and consists of a temporary, self-organizing and self-powered mobile phone network that operates via small phone towers dropped into the area by aircraft. The second system consists of a permanent mesh-based phone network between Wi-Fi enabled mobile phones, with no tower infrastructure required. Eventually, the system will also include the “Batphone,” which will be a specially designed phone able to operate on other unlicensed frequencies.The systems use open-source software developed by the team and dubbed Distributed Numbering Architecture (DNA). The software allows mobile phones to make calls out and receive calls on their existing numbers. The mesh network technology was developed by Village Telco and is integrated with the software to create a mesh network in which each phone acts as an independent router.Dr Gardner-Stephen said the device essentially “incorporates a compact version of a mobile phone tower into the phone itself.” It uses the Wi-Fi interface in modern Wi-Fi-enabled phones, carrying voice over it in such a way that it does not need to go back to a tower anywhere. The current range between phones is only a few hundred meters, which limits the usefulness of the system in remote areas, but Gardner-Stephen said adding small transmitters and more devices could expand the range considerably. The real benefit of the current system would be in disaster areas where there are plenty of phones but the towers are destroyed or the infrastructure is no longer functioning. In the recent Haiti disaster area for example, the mobile phone network was knocked out for over two days after the earthquake struck, and did not return to normal operation for a week.last_img read more

MobiEye 700 XRay Systems Offers Mobility Range of Movement

first_imgNews | Digital Radiography (DR) | September 03, 2015 MobiEye 700 X-Ray Systems Offers Mobility, Range of Movement Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. The Mindray MobiEye 700 is a fully motorized digital X-ray imaging system with intelligent mobility. It can take up to 700 exposures when fully charged, driving 70 km or seven days in routine usage. It is also fully functional while charging.MobiEye 700 has a unique bionic manipulator creating the widest coverage range when compared with similar products, eliminating dead angle rotation. It fits comfortably within the tight clinical environment.MobiEye 700 is not offered in the North American market.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more center_img News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Related Content News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read morelast_img read more

Platinum Data Appoints SVP of Sales

first_img September 25, 2013 437 Views New,Platinum Data Appoints SVP of Sales In California, “”Platinum Data””: hired industry veteran Norm Koenig as its new SVP of sales.[IMAGE]Koenig has worked in mortgage technology sales for more than 23 years and in that time has developed a track record of working with lenders to develop unique technology solutions to address their specific needs. Prior to joining Platinum, he spent nearly five years in sales and management roles with DocMagic, starting as a sales executive before working his way up to executive sales manager and, most recently, director of strategic initiatives.As SVP of sales at Platinum, he has the responsibility of developing and implementing sales strategies for achieving the company’s goals within the mortgage lending segment. He will also play a key role in introducing new and upgraded products to the market.””Norm knows the issues, challenges and needs of mortgage lenders far better than the vast majority of his peers,”” said Platinum CEO Phil Huff. “”He’s a creative, free thinker who, like everyone else at Platinum, is passionate about empowering lenders with the customized technologies that address their specific needs.””Koenig is the company’s fourth tactical addition to its executive management team in the past 18 months. Each member has been selected to fulfill a specific, defined role in Platinum’s strategic plan.””I was amazed to discover the level of talent on the Platinum team,”” Koenig said. “”With the technology, operations and management expertise they have on staff, this company is poised to take off even more than its impressive triple digit growth over the past few years. It’s really exciting to be a part of a company that is destined for the level of success that Platinum is on target to achieve in 2014 and 2015.”” Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Service Providers 2013-09-25 Tory Barringercenter_img in Technology Sharelast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Let the festivities be

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All day, the Turtle Club will drum up anticipation for Father Christmas among the kids with carol sing-alongs and ornament making.Christmas Eve dinner is a unique experience as guests can choose a dinner buffet on the beach. For those who prefer a sit-down affair on Christmas Eve, award-winning chefs created dishes exclusively for a gourmet four-course dinner at Sea.Fire.Salt., which can be served with premium wine pairings. The Anantara Mai Khao Choir will sing classic Christmas carols to all, bringing the holiday spirit to the seaside.Celebrate Christmas Day with Father ChristmasAnantara Layan Phuket and Layan Residences by AnantaraFather Christmas comes to Anantara Layan’s Lower Lobby on Christmas morning, spreading cheer with gifts, games and a lucky draw. All morning, every guest can start Christmas off with a lavish breakfast banquet at Sala Layan. The holiday fun continues with a magic show and treats to entertain children, young and old.The Christmas feasting continues at Layan into Boxing Day with a beach barbecue on 26 December. Seafood and meats are prepared to order at live cooking stations or can be had fresh off the grill. A spread of starters as well as international dishes and local delicacies will also be available all evening.Anantara Mai Khao Phuket VillasThe centre of Christmas celebrations for the little ones will be at the Turtle Club. An island treasure hunt leads to meeting Father Christmas for treats and presents. Then the festive fun continues with Christmas games all day, ending with a classic holiday movie for sweet sugar plum dreams.Christmas Day can commence for everyone with a hearty breakfast at La Sala to prepare for presents and holiday cheer. Guests can take a break for lunch by the infinity pool or with a Cham Yam Bai afternoon tea at the Tree House. Christmas Dinner is a sumptuous four-course culinary journey, with perhaps a half-bottle of champagne, at Sea.Fire.Salt. on the beachfront.Ring in the New YearAnantara Layan Phuket and Layan Residences by AnantaraAnantara Layan Phuket and Layan Residences by Anantara offers a pre-New Year’s indulgence with a mouth-watering Italian buffet on 29 December. Our chefs show off their culinary skills at live cooking stations on Mediterranean specialties for diners.New Year’s Eve is a glamorous black-tie event with Asian elegance. Guests arrive dressed in their finest for an exceptional gala dinner along the Andaman. An extensive menu features Japanese fare from Zuma while live entertainment and a dramatic fire show delights and amazes. The new year is welcomed by releasing ecologically friendly wish lanterns followed by dancing into 2018 with an after-party DJ.Anantara Mai Khao Phuket VillasAnantara Mai Khao will host two different gala dinners for New Year’s Eve, all set against a backdrop from Phuket’s Chino-Portuguese heritage. The extravagant dinner buffet on the Beach Lawn will feature sumptuous dishes and live cooking stations, as well as a live band, DJ, and fire show will get everyone ready for the New Year countdown party after dinner. Sea.Fire.Salt. offers a more contemplative experience with an elegant à la carte dinner complemented by a selection of premium seafood on ice, a wine and bubbly bar, as well as premium cheeses. After dinner, everyone can converge on the Beach Lawn to dance and party before the countdown to welcome in 2018 with cheers and fireworks.Experience Zuma throughout the festive season and beyondA visit to Anantara Layan Phuket and Layan Residences by Anantara would not be complete without a Zuma pop-up restaurant experience. This is a unique opportunity to taste the world-renowned and award-winning contemporary Japanese cuisine, with such signature dishes as spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, red chili, and sweet soy; miso marinated black cod wrapped in hoba leaf; and sliced yellowtail with chili relish, ponzu, and pickled garlic. A myriad of grilled dishes from the Japanese robata will also feature at the pop-up, as well as traditional sushi and sashimi.Sensational spas feature seasonal specialsThe spas at Anantara Layan and Anantara Mai Khao can help guests prepare or recover from festive season celebrations. 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