Kraft Foods Group CEO Vernon plans to retire Chairman Cahill named as

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NORTHFIELD, Ill. – Kraft Foods Group Inc. says that CEO Tony Vernon plans to retire later this month. The company named Chairman John Cahill as his successor.Vernon has served as CEO since the consumer packaged food and beverage company’s spinoff from Mondelez International Inc. in October 2012. Before that, he was the company’s executive vice-president and president of Kraft Foods North America.Kraft’s brands include Jell-O, Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer and its namesake, among others.While Vernon plans to retire from the CEO post on Dec. 27, he will remain with the Northfield, Illinois-based company through March 31, 2015 as a senior adviser. He will also continue as a board member until the next annual meeting. Vernon will be 59 when he retires as a director.“With the company on solid footing after the spin-off, the time is right for new leadership to fulfil our potential as the industry leader. The board and Tony agree that we need to accelerate the pace of change,” Mackey J. McDonald, lead independent director, said in a statement on Thursday.Vernon said that he feels “now is the right time to step back and devote time to the one thing I love more than our brands_my family.”Cahill, 57, previously served as chairman and CEO of The Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. He joined Kraft in January 2012 as Executive Chairman Designate of the North American grocery business. He became executive chairman at the company’s spinoff and transitioned to a non-executive chairman role in March.Shares of Kraft Foods rose $1.68, or 2.8 per cent, to $61.24 in morning trading after hitting a high for the year of $61.47 earlier. Kraft Foods Group CEO Vernon plans to retire; Chairman Cahill named as successor by The Associated Press Posted Dec 18, 2014 7:12 am MDT read more



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Clean energy in BC produces green power and sustainable jobs report

by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 14, 2016 10:14 am MDT Last Updated Apr 14, 2016 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Clean energy in B.C. produces green power and sustainable jobs: report VANCOUVER – Clean energy power producers in British Columbia say their projects have energized the province’s economy through jobs and investment opportunities.A report from Clean Energy BC finds the association’s 160 members produce 14 per cent of BC Hydro’s energy supply using wind, thermal or solar power, as well as small hydro facilities called run-of-river operations.Clean Energy BC executive director Paul Kariya says the operations are responsible for more than $8.6 billion in investment across the province.He says that has helped many First Nations communities suffering from the collapse in oil and other commodity markets.In addition to creating sustainable and renewable power, the clean energy report finds projects linked to the sector are responsible for about 16,000 construction jobs across B.C.Future green energy projects are expected to create another 4,500 construction jobs while the report says renewable power accounts for more than 800 current and future operational positions.One dozen First Nations are members of the private-sector industry association, and the study detailed their participation in sustainable power projects through revenue sharing, employment and training.“Over the course of a decade, clean power producers have forged deep relationships with indigenous leaders,” Kariya said.(Clean Energy BC has) “innovated made-in-B.C. solutions to protect ecosystems and breathed new life into struggling communities all over the province,” he said.“If the provincial government heeds the advice of its own Climate Leadership Team, then we’re going to need plenty of clean electricity. We’re ready to deliver the goods.” read more



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Bill Turnbull reveals he has prostate cancer My life as I knew

first_imgBill Turnbull enjoying his hobby, beekeeping Bill Turnbull, the broadcaster, has urged men to get checked for prostate cancer, as he discloses he has been diagnosed with the disease after suffering aches and pains he put down to simple “old age”.Turnbull, the 62-year-old former BBC Breakfast host, said he will not be cured of the cancer, which has spread to his bone in the legs, hips, pelvis and ribs.Saying he “can’t plan beyond 12 years”, he has described the “deep shock” he experienced after learning of his diagnoses, and “probably the worst days of my life” to follow.He now hopes to raise awareness about the illness, saying of speaking out: “If one man gets tested who might not otherwise have gone to their doctor, it’s worthwhile.” “Well, it’s stupid, really. I’m cross with myself,” said Turnbull, who now hosts a show on Classic FM. “Maybe if I’d got it earlier and stopped it at the prostate, I’d be in a much better state.”The broadcaster had experience aches and pains for a year or so, and noticed a change in his “pee pattern” had changed, but had put it down to just “old age”, Williams writes.As the pain increased, he was sent for a blood test which revealed prostate cancer which had spread to the bone. Turnbull said he had visited a consultant, hopeful of a better conclusion, but was told the average survival rate was ten years. Stephen Fry, who has recently spoken about having prostate cancerCredit:PA Bill Turnbull enjoying his hobby, beekeepingCredit:Corbis News Great British Bake Off: Stand To Cancer will star Martin Kemp, Harry Hill, Roisin Conaty and Bill TurnbullCredit:Channel 4 Turnbull, who insisted life was currently “very liveable” and that he was remaining positive, said: “ I know I’m not going to get cured and I’m realistic about the long-term prospects, but they’re not bad. Most importantly, I really do think I’ve had a wonderful life, with amazing experiences as a reporter and a presenter. Turnbull was diagnosed after he had filmed an episode of The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer, which will air with a short filmed update about his own illness.Angela Culhane, chief executive of Prostate Cancer UK, said: “As Bill says, early diagnosis of prostate cancer can be life-saving – and if caught early can often be treated successfully, which is why awareness like this is so important. “Some men face a higher than average risk so we recommend that men over 50 – and men over 45 if they are black or have a family history of the disease – discuss the pros and cons of the PSA test with their GP so that they can decide if its right for them.”The Great Celebrity Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer airs on Tuesday at 8pm. The full interview is published in this week’s Radio Times.center_img “It saddens me that I’m not going to be around as much as I thought with my wife and family,” he told the Radio Times.“It’s a shame. “I do need to plan to make sure my life is spent well. To make sure all the days count.” Of telling his family, including wife Sesi and three children Henry, 29, Will, 28 and Flora, 26, he said: “Those first few days were probably the worst days of my life.“That first moment is a real shell shock. You can’t remember the precise words, you just remember the hammer blow.”He added: “The worst thing is, you carry it through the day and then you go to bed at night and wake up in the morning and it comes to you again. I have got cancer. I’ve still got cancer. It wasn’t a bad dream. And that takes a lot of dealing with.” Turnbull, who has three grown-up children, is interviewed about his illness in this week’s Radio Times by Sian Williams, his BBC Breakfast sofa co-host who had a double mastectomy for breast cancer.Williams, who learned of Turnbull’s diagnosis through a text message when she got in touch after hearing he was “under the weather”, said her friend had prided himself on not visiting his GP in four years, having had prostate tests at 40 and 50 and no cancer in his family. “And if it was all to end tomorrow, I couldn’t have any complaints. I’ve had a really marvellous time.”The average life expectancy for his form of cancer in ten years, he explained, or 14 with chemotherapy, with his consultant hoping to give him 18.He has had chemotherapy, hormone injections and a “cocktail of drugs”.“My life, as I knew it, is in the past tense,” he said. “You have BC, Before Cancer, when you had a normal life, and then there’s After Cancer, when things are very different.”“The only thing is, I don’t want the rest of my life to be defined by the illness,” he said, saying he is not frightened by the future.  Great British Bake Off: Stand To Cancer will star Martin Kemp, Harry Hill, Roisin Conaty and Bill Turnbull Stephen Fry, who has recently spoken about having prostate cancerlast_img read more



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Elaborate grow house in Waterford yields €470000 worth of seized cannabis

first_imgA SEARCH OF a house in Waterford has led to the seizure of an estimated €470,000 worth of cannabis.A woman in her 40s was arrested at scene of the seizure in at Coppinger Court, Powerscourt, Waterford at approximately 4pm yesterday.The search was part of a planned operation by gardaí from the Waterford drug unit who discovered cannabis plants with an estimated street value of up to €170,000 and cannabis herb with an estimated street value of up to €300,000.The cannabis plants are said to be in “various stages of growth” with gardaí describing the what they found to be “an elaborate grow house”.The woman is being held at Tramore Garda Station with the house currently preserved for a technical examination.Read: Man arrested as cannabis worth €280k is seized in Roscommon >Read: Cocaine, cannabis, crystal meth and a gun seized in Longford >last_img read more



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VLC for Windows 8 gets help from Microsoft

first_imgFinancial contributions from VLC supporters will play a big part in getting the popular app ported to Windows 8, but so will a non-monetary pledge from the folks at Microsoft. VLC crewmen Jean-Baptise Kempf and Felix Paul Kühne posted an update to the Kickstarter project page yesterday to announce the exciting news.Kempf says that Microsoft is “thrilled about our endeavor,” adding that the company is “ready to collaborate with [VideoLAN].” While Microsoft won’t be offering up any cash, pretty much any other assistance is a possibility — from hardware to technical and application design help. With Microsoft willing to lend a hand, it should be much easier for VideoLAN to tackle problems like the “15,000 forbidden calls” Kempf told me stand in the way of developing a fully-functional VLC Windows 8 app.There’s more good news in Kempf’s post. Getting the app into the Windows store should also be easier because it looks like licensing won’t be an issue. That’s due in large part to his efforts to relicense VLC under the GNU GPL. Codec distribution could still pose some issues, and that could prove to be the biggest hurdle that VideoLAN has to overcome.The VLC team is already halfway to its £40,000 ($64,572) goal with just over two weeks left to go. It seems unlikely that they’ll miss the mark, but even if VideoLAN does come up a bit short, the additional help from Microsoft and its chip-producing partners may be enough to make the VLC app for Windows 8 a reality. Here’s to hoping it pops up in the Windows Store in the coming months.More at VLC on Kickstarterlast_img read more



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Repousser le cancer avec 2h30 de sport par semaine

first_imgRepousser le cancer avec 2h30 de sport par semaineL’Organisation mondiale pour la santé (OMS) a fait savoir vendredi que la pratique de sport durant plus de deux heures chaque semaine pouvait prévenir l’apparition de certains cancers.A travers un nouveau rapport concernant le sport et la santé, l’OMS a fait savoir que pratiquer une activité physique au moins 2h30 par semaine aurait comme avantage de prévenir certains cancers. Ainsi, le président de l’Union internationale contre le cancer (UICC) a également estimé lors de la Journée mondiale contre le cancer qui s’est déroulé vendredi que “beaucoup de cancers pourraient être évités” de cette manière.À lire aussiUn ventre à bière cachait en fait une tumeur cancéreuse de trente-cinq kilosSi l’on en croit l’OMS, le nombre de cancers du sein et du colon pourrait être diminué de 25% grâce à une activité physique régulière. Cela correspond par exemple à 30 minutes de marche chaque jour durant 5 jours. S’il est établi par les médecins que l’activité physique peut réduire le nombre de décès du fait du cancer du sein et du colon, les scientifiques sont persuadés que la pratique du sport peut avoir de nombreux effets positifs sur d’autres cancers. Ainsi, 7sur7.be révèle les propos du Fonds mondial de recherche contre le cancer qui explique que “dans un certain nombre de pays, des changements du mode de vie, une alimentation saine et la pratique d’une activité physique régulière, peuvent réduire d’un tiers le risque de développer un cancer courant”. A noter également qu’il existe quatre facteurs de risques de décès dans le monde qui sont le tabagisme, le diabète, l’hypertension et le manque d’activité physique. De quoi faire réfléchir à deux fois lorsqu’on a le choix entre un ascenseur et un escalier…Le 13 février 2011 à 12:44 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more



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Alaska Airlines sends weather alert

first_imgHere is a bulletin from Alaska Airlines:While Alaska Airlines has not canceled any flights in advance of tomorrow’sexpected snow storm, the carrier urges travelers booked on flights in to andout of Seattle tomorrow to check alaskaair.com before leaving for the airport. In the meantime, the airline has posted the following travel advisory onalaskaair.com:Seattle and Portland passengers booked on flights in to or out of Seattle andPortland, between Jan. 17 – 19, may rebook prior to Jan. 22 without change feesor apply for a full refund of the unused portion of their ticket. Tickets mustbe exchanged and travel completed by Jan. 22, 2012. Passengers may change theirtravel dates online at alaskaair.com or by calling Alaska Airlines at1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522).last_img



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UPDATE Dow closes at alltime high beating 2007 record

first_imgStock traders work at the New York Stock Exchange as a television screen carries financial news on Tuesday in New York. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped nearly 100 points early Tuesday, reaching an all-time high, powered by China’s strong economic growth targets and a jump in European retail sales. NEW YORK — The Dow closed at an all-time high Tuesday, beating the previous record it set in October 2007, before the financial crisis and Great Recession.The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 14,253.77, up 125.95 points, or 0.89 percent. The index jumped from the opening bell, climbed as much as 158 points early and peaked at 14,286.Twenty seven stocks in the 30-member Dow advanced, with industrial companies leading the gains. The gains represent a remarkable comeback for the stock market. The Dow has more than doubled since falling to a low of 6,547 in March 2009 following the financial crisis and the onset of the Great Recession. Stocks have rebounded sharply since then, helped by stimulus from the Federal Reserve, even as the economic recovery has been slow and steady.“Whether they want to admit it or not, everyone is very impressed with the resilience of the market,” said Alec Young, a global equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ.The last time the Dow was this high, Apple had just sold its first iPhone and George W. Bush had another year as president. The U.S. housing market had yet to bottom, and the financial crisis that brought down Lehman Brothers was still a year away.last_img read more



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Australian Senate inquiry into gambling links from video game loot boxes begins

first_img NSW regulators announce official inquiry into Melco Resorts acquisition of Crown Resorts stake Crown Resorts boss claims “zero tolerance” to criminal elements, attacks “sensationalist” media reporting An Australian Senate inquiry will begin in Melbourne today into the potential harm caused by video gaming “loot boxes” – chance-based items that can be purchased by players in-game.At the heart of the inquiry, titled “Gaming micro-transactions for chance-based items”, is whether the purchase of loot boxes and he subsequent ability to monetize their contents constitutes a form of gambling. It will also look into the adequacy of the current consumer protection and regulatory framework for in-game micro transactions for chance-based items, including international comparisons, age requirements and disclosure of odds. Loot boxes are essentially mystery prizes, or boxes, that can be either awarded to players during play or purchased at any time in-game. Their contents, ranging from new avatar options to special armour or weapon “skins”, can then be monetized by trading or selling to other players. However, the value of items contained within a loot box can vary significantly and is essentially a game of chance with no way for players to know the contents of a loot box until they have acquired it.Among the primary concerns surrounding loot boxes is their availability to minors.Today’s Senate proceedings will include submissions from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, the Australian Council on Children and the Media, the Australian Communications and Media Authority, the Classification Board and Department of the Communications and Arts, the eSports Association of Australia, Interactive Games & Entertainment Association and Game Developers’ Association of Australia. Load More Inquiry into Melco Resorts acquisition to determine whether Crown Resorts still suitable to hold NSW gaming license RelatedPostslast_img read more



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Man robs SWMD home with woman inside

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for a man who robbed a home in Southwest Miami-Dade while a woman was inside.The intruder broke into a home near the corner of 143rd Court and 172nd Street, Tuesday.The thief made off with multiple items, including jewelry and electronics.An elderly woman was inside the home at the time of the burglary. She was not injured.If you have any information on this break-in, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img



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Cellphone video captures runaway police horse in Miami

first_imgCity of Miami Police said one of their officers was riding the horse when they fell off, suffering minor injuries.The horse continued on, turned the street corner and returned to the stables unharmed.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. #miamipd horse on the run | #ONLYinDADE pic.twitter.com/cHElmbFRKl— ONLY in DADE (@ONLYinDADE) July 23, 2019 MIAMI (WSVN) – Cellphone video posted on social media shows a police horse running down a Miami street after the officer riding it fell off.The video, posted to Only in Dade’s Twitter account, captured the white horse galloping on the road while onlookers watched at around 12 p.m., Tuesday.last_img



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Grocery delivery and pickup are changing how we buy food for the

first_img • 4 Shopping at Amazon Go is really freakin’ fast 1:19 Aug 31 • The best coffee grinders you can buy right now CNET Smart Home Tags Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected Target Walmart Amazon Prime Amazon There’s no minimum order, so if you wanted to order a single bottle of soda just to see a self-driving delivery pod in action, you could. Nuro My grandmother loved grocery shopping. Raised on a farm in south Alabama, she spent decades dishing up three made-from-scratch meals every day and loved nothing more than casually perusing the aisles all afternoon. One generation later, my mom loathes it. A working woman in the city during the height of TV dinners, she just wants to get in, get out and get on with her day.  Me? For years I had a foot in both camps. Sometimes, the hunting and gathering of pushing a big, squeaky cart through tiny aisles feels soul-sucking. Check with me a week later, when I’m feeling less stressed and more creative, and I might sing the praises of browsing for interesting ingredients and great deals. But all of that is changing. I may never step foot in a grocery store again, and I’m 100% OK with it. Let me tell you why.Retail, reimaginedLike other retail industries touched by technology, online grocery shopping is transforming your weekly schlep to the store into just a few clicks. Stores like Kroger, Walmart and Target are harnessing in-house resources to power curbside pickup and turning to third-party providers like Instacart, DoorDash, Deliv, and Shipt for home delivery. We’re not fully automated yet, but we’re headed that way. Walmart rolled out robots to manage stores’ stock and even clean floors, and Kroger partnered with startup Nuro for autonomous delivery pods in Arizona. Even the smaller aspects of food retail are changing. When it comes to couponing, stores are finding ways to digitize and catalog deals. Target’s Cartwheel and Kroger’s ClickList both make it easy to see where you can save money and apply coupons online. I’ve tried Walmart, Target and Kroger for grocery pickup and each experience was great. When something wasn’t quite right, it nearly always came down to how I input my order. It’s a learning curve, for sure. In my early attempts to grocery shop online, I made mistakes like ordering a single banana instead of a bunch, or forgetting to apply coupons for items I wouldn’t have bought if the discount wasn’t offered. The good, the bad and the ugly fruitIt’s early in the digital grocery era, and we have pretty good options, but no perfect system. There are pros and cons to shopping in person, and just like shopping for clothes or a new car, doing things online will take some getting used to. Pro No. 1: Time savedShopping for groceries online saves time. Yes, you’ll still need to make a grocery list (if you really loathe that, consider meal kit delivery), but the process of typing in each item and adding the right brand or size to your cart is much faster than physically walking the aisles. Plus, you can do it in your PJs from the couch. Anything that lets me get work done from beneath a blanket with coffee in hand is a winner in my book.Pro No. 2: Convenience and general rage reductionI like people, but I’m an introvert. Humans are cool. We do a lot of nifty stuff, and some of us are actually pretty nice. But my shopping-cart rage is worse than my road rage, and most days I just want to avoid the grocery store at all costs. With grocery pickup, I park my car, dial a number and a hardworking store associate brings me my wares, even putting them in my trunk. I never unclip my seatbelt, I never lift a finger. It’s magical. Walmart’s grocery pickup is free, as long as you spend at least $35. Giant Eagle and the Albertson’s family of stores also offer free pickup. There are fees for pickup from some stores. Kroger charges $4.95, so check with your favorite grocery chain to find out if picking up curbside might cost you extra.  It’s important to remember that there are umbrella companies here. Kroger’s family of stores, for example, encompasses 31 brands like Ruler Foods, Harris Teeter, Fry’s and Mariano’s. The Albertson’s corporate family tree of 21 brands includes Jewel Osco, Safeway and Vons. Not all of these brands offer the same pickup and delivery services. Pro No. 3: Digital couponsRewards programs and digital coupons for many grocery stores are also available within the online shopping experience. With Kroger’s Clicklist platform, items with active coupons display a checkbox under the description. All I have to do is click to apply it and purchase the qualifying items. KrogerKroger’s app makes it easy to fill your cart, apply coupons and see your previous purchases.   Screenshot by Shelby Brown/CNET Some stores even add discounts for pickup customers only. With stores putting so much effort into curbside service, it’s no surprise grocery chains are incentivizing it with offers like free pickup when you purchase a specific brand or a certain number of items. I’ve taken advantage of it. It’s much nicer to add another item to my cart than pay a service fee. I get to keep something. I’ll take that deal every time. Pro No. 4: DeliveryDelivery is all the rage, and for good reason. Curbside pickup is great, but if you’re a busy parent, that means you still need to load up the kids and drive to the store. If you’re not feeling well or are in the middle of prepping for a big party, home delivery can feel like a life saver. It swipes a giant task off your to-do list for the day without even putting on your shoes. You can get food from almost anywhere with companies such as Postmates, DoorDash, UberEats, Instacart and Shipt. Like pickup, fees vary, but some waive the fee for your first order of reduce it if you spend enough. wholefoods-storefrontAmazon Prime members get discounts and free deliveries from Whole Foods.  Claudia Cruz/CNET If you’re an Amazon Prime member and choose delivery from Whole Foods, you can take advantage of free 2-hour delivery and free 1-hour pickup in some cities. Most grocery delivery fees range from $5 to $12. Depending on your personal budget, that may or may not be a deal-breaker.ConsCon No. 1: The produce problemThis is the first concern most people cite when I bring up grocery delivery and pickup. Not being able to pick out individual fruits and vegetables or even meats from the deli. Someone else is making that choice for you. I hear you. You won’t get to pick out your individual items, obviously. That’s what you sacrifice for convenience. Here’s the thing: I just don’t care. It’s a risk I’m willing to take. I know there is both emotional and quality-control value in choosing your own food. I won’t pretend for one second that food isn’t deeply personal to each of us. The foods we love grows with deep roots from our childhood memories, cultural backgrounds and most memorable travels.  I think that weight and value lies in recipes. So what if someone else picks out the sweet potatoes? I’m still going to make the sweet potato casserole scribbled in illegible cursive on that decades-old, stained recipe card written by my late grandmother. If having another person help me get the shopping done means I have more time to make and enjoy that recipe with my family, I support that. Con No. 2: SubstitutionsIn many cases, stores make an effort to give you the same or better if your requested item is unavailable. Just last week, I got a bag of coffee twice the size of what I ordered because the smaller size was out of stock and I didn’t pay a penny more. While many platforms allow you to review substitutions and accept or reject them prior to pickup or delivery, you don’t get the option to view every possible replacement. If I were physically in a store and had to settle for another brand, flavor or size, I’d want to look them over. I’d love to see a system where you can browse all similar items and choose your replacement from multiple options. Are grocery stores dying?Because so many people still prefer to physically choose their food, I don’t think online grocery shopping poses as big a threat to brick-and-mortar grocery stores the way online retail does to shopping malls. However, online grocery shopping, whether it’s pickup or delivery, is a new way of getting our food that is only going to gain momentum in our two-day (and now, one-day) shipping society. Grocery stores may begin to act more like fulfillment centers, but I’m optimistic those who want to will be able to shop in person. The pickup and delivery model rests on the shoulders of hardworking employees, and if it does indeed scale to a warehouse-style operation, what does that mean for that labor force? How do working conditions change?The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union has voiced concerns regarding Amazon’s aims to cut shipping time in half for Prime members and the impact that will have on already difficult warehouse conditions. If there’s anything to keep a sharp eye on when it comes to automating these services, it’s how people are treated. No technology is worth the sacrifice of employees’ well-being. My suggestion? Give some type of online grocery shopping a try. If you want to pick out your produce or cuts of meat, do that. But first, park the car for curbside pickup of the duller things in life like garbage bags, toilet paper and dishwashing detergent. You’ll still need to pop into the store, but only for the items you really care about.The future of buying foodRight now, there are a handful of innovations being tested in the grocery retail space. Companies are trying different models for pickup and delivery, working in technology to identify where the supply chain is weak. Ford Europe has developed a self-braking shopping cart that just might solve my cart-rage issues. Amazon, which recently acquired Whole Foods, is reportedly planning a new, lower cost grocery chain. That’s in addition to the Amazon Go stores. Walmart’s Store No.8 incubator is working on AI-powered stores of the future, too. ford-sbc-001Safety first! Ford Europe’s self-braking cart aims to make the aisles safer.  Ford The way I see it, that means our entire grocery system is bound to become smarter and more efficient. It means I’ll have more time to spend with my friends and family and more time to cook and enjoy the foods I love. Who knows? Maybe someday AI and machine learning will train grocery shopping robots to pick me out the perfect bunch of bananas.  Appliances Tech Industry Mobile Apps Autonomous Vehicles Online Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: reading • Grocery delivery and pickup are changing how we buy food for the better See All Comments CNET Smart Homelast_img read more



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5 Immigration Stories To Watch In 2018

first_imgCharles Reed/APArrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement are up more than 40 percent since January.During his first year in office, President Trump has taken a strikingly different approach to immigration policy than his predecessors.“We haven’t had an administration that saw immigration primarily as a burden and a threat to the country,” said Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute in Washington. He thinks most Americans disagree with the White House about that. Still, Selee thinks the administration is “driving the conversation in new ways we hadn’t seen under Republicans or Democrats before.”In its first year, the Trump administration delivered a broad crackdown on illegal immigration, and new limits on legal migration. Arrests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are up more than 40 percent since January, while fewer immigrants are trying to cross illegally at the southern border. Refugee resettlement is at its lowest level since Congress created the current framework in 1980.“It’s a 180 degree turn from the policies of the Obama administration,” says Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors lower levels of immigration. “It’s sending a message that the U.S. is taking its immigration laws seriously.”Some of the administration’s most ambitious goals, however, have been blocked by the courts, or stymied by Congress.Here’s a look at five major immigration stories to watch in 2018.1. DACAJose Luis Magana/APKaren Caudillo, 21, of Florida and Jairo Reyes, 25, of Rogers, Ark., both brought to the U.S. as children, attend a Capitol Hill news conference in September in WashingtonThe Trump administration is moving to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA, leaving thousands of so-called DREAMers in limbo.The Obama-era program protects about 700,000 young people who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children, shielding them from deportation and allowing them to work legally. Those protections have already begun to expire for some, with thousands of DREAMers potentially at risk of deportation starting in March.Polls show widespread support for allowing DREAMers to stay in the country, but a permanent fix has been elusive as Congress and the White House try to hammer out the details.2. Travel banBrendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty ImagesOpponents of President Trump’s travel ban protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month. Legal challenges to the ban are likely to eventually reach the high court.The administration scored a long-sought victory when the Supreme Court allowed the latest version of the president’s travel ban to take effect pending the outcome of several legal challenges.Lower courts had blocked much of this travel ban, as well as earlier versions, partly because of concerns that they discriminate against Muslims. The latest travel ban covers many (though not all) travelers from six majority-Muslim countries, plus North Koreans and government officials from Venezuela.One appeals court has already found that the president exceeded his legal authority; a second appeals court will rule soon. An appeal to the Supreme Court is all but certain to follow.3. Border wallGuillermo Arias/AFP/Getty ImagesPrototypes for President Trump’s proposed wall at the U.S./Mexico border were put up earlier this year near San Diego, Calif.This was arguably Trump’s signature issue on the campaign trail, and a reliable applause line at his big public rallies this year.But progress has been slow.The administration has commissioned prototypes near the southern border outside San Diego. But Congress has yet to appropriate any money for construction. On the campaign trail, Trump promised to make Mexico pay for the wall, but officials there have said several times they will not do so.Critics have questioned the need for the wall in the first place, especially since the number of immigrants trying to cross the border illegally has fallen to the lowest level in decades.4. Sanctuary citiesEric Gay/APOpponents of an anti-sanctuary city bill in Texas march in San Antonio in JunePresident Trump signed an executive order intended to punish so-called “sanctuary cities” that limit their cooperation with immigration authorities. Several of those cities pushed back, arguing that the administration can’t withhold federal money to coerce them into changing their immigration policies.So far, courts have ruled against the Trump administration. A federal judge in California issued an injunction partially blocking the executive order in a case brought by San Francisco and Santa Clara County. Judges in Chicago and Philadelphia also ruled against the administration.This is a battle that’s likely headed to appeals courts in the new year.5. Employer crackdownSo far, the administration’s enforcement efforts have focused mostly on immigrants themselves, not on employers who hire undocumented workers.Trump administration officials say that will change next year. But past administrations found that workplace raids carried a high political price. The new year may reveal whether the White House has the stomach for a fight with the pro-business wing of the Republican Party.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more



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first_imgSonam Kalra, the gifted musician blends gospel numbers with hints of sufi music . The Sufi Gospel Project that took off last year is one such creation that perfectly presents this concept. She believes that the music they (the six members of the project) create transcends religions and faiths. We got talking to the vocalist and tried to know more about her. Read on…How would you define your musical philosophy?Musically, I think what appeals to me about voices is that they should be big voices and tell a story – that to me is what a voice should do, sing yes, but also speak, tell you a story without necessarily spelling it out.  Shobha Gurtu, Begum Akhtar and Ella Fitzgerald’s voices were like that- filled with stories that made you want to keep listening to them, for that one glimpse into their hearts, Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’their souls. What/Who inspires you?My greatest inspiration has been my parents, Aneeta and Surjit Kalra. I sing for them. I sing for God. It’s that simple.In our country, how easy (or difficult) is it to make a mark in the music scene? What do you think about the main issues are?Honestly, I think it’s a great time in India to be in  the field of music, there are so many live music venues and audiences as well as festivals. And technology and social media have made it so easy to put your music out there so really, I have no complaints. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTell us about your best tracksAsking me to tell you what my best track would be like asking a mother to choose which child she loves more, each one of the songs is something I have created with my musicians so how can I choose? I love each of them.What songs top your playlist right now?What I am listening to right now is Hum Dekhenge a composition sung by Iqbal Bano based on an  Urdu Nazmwritten by Faiz Ahmed Faiz, with a revolutionary theme. I recently composed a song for women’s rights (for One Billion Rising) based on another poem by Faiz Ahmed Faiz so I have been researching a lot of Faiz lately. What suggestions/advice would you have for newbies in music?The only advice I can give to anyone in life is that you should be true to yourself and what you believe in. Take risks, don’t imitate. Be the best you that you can be. You have to work hard, whatever you do, not just in the field of music.   How did you guys come together/start off?I first conceived of this project when I was asked to sing gospel music to commemorate the birth centenary of the Sufi Hazrat Inayat Khan at the Inayat Khan Dargah in Delhi. I had sung gospel in churches and at other music venues but for the Urz of Inayat Khan, I wanted to create a sound that blended the faiths. I belong to the Sikh religion and am often asked why I sing gospel. My answer is always the same – because God has no religion. It’s not a band but a genre of music that I have created. The Sufi Gospel Project is a genre of music that blends together the many voices of faith, through song and music.last_img read more



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The joy of freedom

first_imgDuring the event, the ambience gave a nostalgic patriotic feel to the whole place. The stalls were set up selling tiranga flags, t-shirts, bangles, badges, kites, candy floss etc. 100 kites on a single string high flew high at all three Dilli Haats. Jashn-e-Azaadi at Dilli Haat had a lineup of cultural programmes throughout the event. A piano artiste played his tunes at public demand at the venue. There was a flag hoisting ceremony at 10 am on 14 August. Dilli Haats had folk music and dances each evening at 6.30 onwards from 13 to 15 August. All the Dilli Haats illuminated during the Jashn-e-Azaadi celebrations and gave the visitors a chance to shop for the tricolors merchandise, khadi products etc.last_img



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Target Just Opened a Space to Show Customers the Beauty of the

first_img With the Internet of Things poised to define our future, one of the nation’s biggest retailers wants to bring connected home devices squarely into the present.Adjacent to one of its San Francisco stores, Target has unveiled Open House, a 3,500 square-foot venture that the company describes as “part retail space, part lab, part meeting venue for the connected home tech community.”Image Credit: TargetOpen House will vend 35 connected home products in total — including the August smart door lock; Ring, a smart doorbell; Nest and Sonos, a wireless home audio system — only a third of which are currently available in traditional Target stores.Related: This Startup Wants to Make Driving More ‘Social’ With Light-Up Emojis for Your CarIn a shrewd move, the experiential store is designed just like a home — outfitted entirely with see-through acrylic furniture — in order to show consumers how such technology might fit into their everyday lives. For instance, “visitors can see how a baby’s stirring prompts soothing music on the sound system and a pot of joe brewing in the kitchen,” according to Target.Image Credit: TargetImage Credit: TargetRelated: What ‘They’ Are Not Telling You: The Downsides of the ‘Internet of Things’Going forward, the space will also host tech talks, industry meetups and product demos and launches, Target said. Open House could also help Target decide which connected home products to carry in-store, as well as which experiential retail strategies to implement in the future.“We know [the Internet of Things] is going to generate huge value,” said Casey Carl, Target’s chief strategy and innovation officer, in a statement. “We’re using Open House to test the trend, both for us and for guests.”Image Credit: targetopenhouse | InstagramRelated: 8 Ways the ‘Internet of Things’ Will Impact Your Everyday Life How Success Happens Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. 2 min readcenter_img July 10, 2015 Listen Nowlast_img read more



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You are loved Inspiring messages installed on StokeonTrent bridge in effort to

first_imgPolice search for missing woman Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Volunteers put up messages of hope on the bridge over the A50 between Meir and Meir Park Lisa, aged 47, of Hyde, said: “We have decorated 31 bridges in Manchester and 34 people have told me they are still here today because they saw what was written.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Hayley Travis, Rachel Birks, Christine Travis, and Lisa Carr on the bridge over the A50 between Meir and Meir Park Volunteer Lisa Carr, aged 32, who works as a mental health nurse around North Staffordshire, said: “If we can do something, even to stop just one person, then we have done something worthwhile. We decorated the bridge with messages of hope, just to remind people that they are loved and that they will be missed, little quotes. Hopefully it will stop them.” Read MoreFamily demands NHS answers into death of dad-of-seven, 43, found dead in Stoke-on-Trent pub just two days after being discharged from hospital   Volunteer Rachael Birks, aged 40, from Chesterton, said: “With what has been going on recently, and stories I have seen in The Sentinel, I decided to give my support. The quotes are all there to hopefully make someone think twice. Hopefully we are going to decorate all the bridges in Stoke-on-Trent and go along the A50 and A500.” Punter found hiding in bushes Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailInspirational messages have been put up at a bridge where a mother-of-one fell to her death. While the circumstances surrounding Stephanie Housley’s tragic death have yet to be ascertained, organisers behind the messages hope to reach out to people  struggling with mental health issues and who may be contemplating taking their own life. On Sunday volunteers decorated the bridge on the A50 in Meir  with messages of hope, as well as helpline numbers which they hope will result in lives being saved. They also hope to visit all the bridges in Stoke-on-Trent to try to offer hope to vulnerable people at their lowest ebb. Their efforts were backed by the Bridge The Gap project, which has decorated motorway bridges across Manchester with inspirational quotes. Driver named following fatal collision Lisa Carr and other volunteers pin up inspirational messages on the bridge over the A50 between Meir and Meir Park Notes left on the bridge included ‘choose to keep going’, ‘suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem’, and ‘just wanted to let you know, you are loved’. Read MoreDad-of-three died after being struck by train at a Stoke-on-Trent station   The Bridge The Gap project was launched by Lisa Barnes in Manchester last June. A year earlier she had stood on the top of a railway bridge in Tameside and contemplated taking her own life. She was there for three hours before a negotiator managed to talk her down. Meanwhile police have issued an appeal for witnesses as they look to piece together Stephanie Housley’s final movements before the 34-year-old, of Meir, fell from the bridge at 6.45pm on Monday, March 11. Anyone with information should call 101 and quote incident 656. Read More’I’d do anything to have you back’ – Brother shares this poignant last photo with ‘amazing’ Steph, 34, who fell to her death from A50 bridge Need help? If you are experiencing mental health problems, feeling suicidal, or are concerned about someone else, support is available. Speak with your GP, who can refer into appropriate local services, contact the Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline on 0808 800 2234 for out-of-hours support, or call the Samaritans on 116 123 for a listening ear 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.last_img read more



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Many injured in crash on Helpmekaar Road Ladysmith

first_imgClick to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Many people were injured in a crash along Helpmekaar Road just before Ekuvukeni yesterday evening (June 13).Police and other emergency personnel were on scene.2 light motor vehicles were involved in the crash.The injured were stabilised by paramedics before being transported to hospital for further treatment.last_img



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first_img News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Related Content Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… 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 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 more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… 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 News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more October 8, 2008 – Medical imaging company Barco has introduced a new version of its Voxar 3D advanced visualization product that integrates seamlessly into FUJIFILM’s Synapse PACS platform.The new integration allows Synapse users to read their studies faster without major infrastructure investment and provides a five-fold increase in image loading performance, according to Barco. With Voxar 3D 6.3 integrated into the Synapse PACS, users throughout the enterprise reportedly can read more studies in less time. They can access 3D tools with one click, and save and resume advanced visualization throughout the workflow using Barco’s patented Live Image technology. Furthermore, with the client-server version of Voxar 3D, ‘Voxar 3D Enterprise,’ they can now load an entire 2000-slice series at full diagnostic quality in 13 seconds.Voxar 3D reportedly also enhances productivity by providing all the features required in daily workflow. The package includes MIP, MPR and 3D tools, as well as clinical applications for vessel analysis, CT cardiac analysis, CT colonography and PET/CT reading. In addition, these features are available at any Synapse workstation throughout the enterprise and even those workstations in remote locations. For more information: www.fujimed.com, www.barco.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more News | October 07, 2008 Barco’s Latest 3D Now Integrated with FUJIFILM’s PACS last_img read more



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first_img The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Related Content FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more center_img April 20, 2011 – A new study published in Radiology has demonstrated that using a bone suppression application with chest X-rays significantly increased the detection of lung nodules proven to be primary lung cancer. The study used Riverain Medical’s SoftView system. SoftView enhances chest imaging uses machine learning and image processing algorithms to suppress the ribs and clavicles that obscure nodules that may be early-stage lung cancer. The reader study, funded by Riverain Medical and conducted at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., was led by Matthew Freedman, M.D., associate professor of Oncology at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The study consisted of fifteen radiologists analyzing 368 chest X-rays. The radiologists interpreted the standard chest X-ray to locate lung nodules and then reviewed the SoftView bone suppressed image. The authors concluded that “the radiologists using visualization software significantly increased their detection of lung cancers and benign nodules” than without this technology. In fact, 74 percent of the additional cancers found when reviewing the SoftView images were in hard-to-view areas with 70 percent or greater bone and nodule overlap. As a result, the program helped clinicians decide whether to suggest additional diagnostic testing including CT and lung biopsy. “Finding lung cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage is the key to the survival of this disease that claimed the lives of more than 150,000 Americans in 2010 alone,” said Steve Worrell, chief technology officer of Riverain Medical. “The publication of this peer-reviewed study confirms that SoftView allows physicians to identify more early-stage lung nodules under some of the most challenging conditions when using a chest X-ray.” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the application in March 2010. , It is designed to increase the clarity of chest X-rays by suppressing bone. It can be applied to every chest X-ray in the hospital without specialized imaging equipment, changes in imaging protocols or additional radiation dose to the patient. Using advanced bone suppression and image enhancement algorithms, it automatically provides a soft tissue image for more confident image interpretations. “Clinical data has shown that the early detection of lung cancer can save lives,” said Diane Hirakawa, CEO and chairman of Riverain Medical. “It is encouraging to see a growing body of scientific work demonstrating the benefits of SoftView. Riverain Medical is committed to developing technology that can change the outcomes of patients by aiding in the detection of cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage.” For more information: www.rivertainmedical.com 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. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read morelast_img read more



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