IMF agrees to 50 billion deal to help Argentinas economy

first_imgWASHINGTON – Argentina and the International Monetary Fund agreed Thursday on a three-year $50 billion stand-by financing deal aimed at strengthening the South American country’s economy and helping it fight inflation.The IMF said the staff-level agreement will be subject to approval by the international body’s executive board, which will consider Argentina’s economic plan in the coming days.In Argentina, where many have criticized the government for turning to the IMF, Finance Minister Nicolas Dujovne said the funds would be available after the executive board meets June 20.“The package includes an immediate withdrawal of 30 per cent, or $15 billion, and then we will see,” he said at a news conference.Terms of the arrangement include the goals of reducing the Argentine government’s budget deficit by 2020 and of bringing down inflation to 17 per cent by 2019, 13 per cent by 2020 and 9 per cent by 2021, Dujovne said.Argentina’s consumer prices have been rising an estimated 25 per cent a year, one of the world’s highest inflation rates.“I am pleased that we can contribute to this effort by providing our financial support, which will bolster market confidence, allowing the (Argentine) authorities time to address a range of long-standing vulnerabilities,” said Christine Lagarde, the IMF’s managing director.President Mauricio Macri announced in May that his government was seeking a financing deal with the IMF following a sharp devaluation of Argentina’s currency and a tough global economic outlook.That decision rekindled bad memories for Argentines who blame the IMF’s austerity policies then for the country’s worst economic crisis in 2001, when one out of every five Argentines were jobless and millions were thrown into poverty. Thousands have joined in protests against Macri’s move to get IMF financing as well as his government’s belt-tightening measures, including the elimination of subsidies for utility rates.Critics of the deal asked how the government will meet deficit-reduction goals without making cuts to social assistance, subsidies and employment.“The goals of the agreement with the IMF will mean thousands of layoffs, a lower budget for health and education, belt-tightening for the retired and labour reform. In short, a series of measures against the people,” said leftist lawmaker Nicolas del Cano.IMF officials said Argentine authorities have pledged to maintain a floor under social assistance spending during the three-year duration of the program.Macri said the deal is needed to avoid another economic implosion. The financing arrangement “is a very important starting point,” he told reporters several hours before the deal was announced.Macri, a conservative who took office in 2015, has said the IMF money will allow Argentina to avoid another economic implosion and promises the deal will not harm the estimated one-third of Argentines who are poor.The IMF forecasts that economic growth in Argentina will slow from last year’s 2.9 per cent to only 2 per cent this year due to a drought that hurt agriculture production and the government’s efforts to rein in inflation.___Associated Press writer Debora Rey in Buenos Aires, Argentina, contributed to this report.___Luis Alonso Lugo on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/luisalonsolugolast_img read more

Cronos posts secondquarter net loss despite soaring revenue as costs mount

Companies in this story: (TSX:CRON) TORONTO — Cronos Group Inc. reported a net loss for the second quarter of 2019 despite nearly tripling its revenue from the same time last year.The company’s adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the quarter ended June 30 amounted to a loss of $17.8 million, or 22 cents per share, compared to $2.4 million, or zero cents per share, in the second quarter of 2018.Net revenue soared to $10.24 million, compared to $3.39 million a year ago, before marijuana was legalized.Analysts expected revenue of $7.39 million and a loss of three cents per share, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.The pot producer says higher processing costs, sales and marketing expenses and increased research and development spending ate into profits.Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. holds a 45 per cent stake in the Canadian cannabis producer that it acquired for $2.4 billion.Under that agreement, Altria can also invest up to a further $1.4 billion within four years that would increase its ownership stake in the Toronto-based pot producer to 55 per cent. The Canadian Press read more

Bank of Canada holds interest rate as it takes stock of trade

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada is holding steady on interest rates as it gauges the extent of the damage that deepening trade conflicts have had on the domestic and global economies.The rate decision, which was widely expected, keeps the central bank’s overnight rate at 1.75 per cent and follows a solid second-quarter rebound for the Canadian economy.In the policy statement, however, the bank said some of the strength seen earlier this year will likely be temporary and predicted economic activity to slow in the second half of 2019.It also underlines the weak spots — such as a sharp contraction in Canadian business investment that coincided with the increased trade uncertainty.The bank says the intensification of the U.S.-China trade conflict has been a bigger drag on global economic momentum than it had predicted in early July, which was the last time governing council provided public commentary.The statement says the current level of policy stimulus remains appropriate and, in the lead up to next month’s rate decision, that the bank will monitor to how global developments will affect the Canadian outlook.Heading into the announcement, the bank was widely expected to leave its rate unchanged. Many analysts have projected the bank to cut its borrowing rate at the next policy meeting on Oct. 30, mostly due to expanding trade tensions and the deteriorating global economy.The Canadian Press read more

Luke campaign cost 19733

Former Norfolk mayor Charlie Luke spent less than half the amount he was entitled to in his failed bid for re-election.Luke and other candidates for mayor in Norfolk were subject last year to a $49,123 spending limit.In a financial statement filed with the clerk’s department last week, Luke claimed campaign expenses in the amount of $19,733. He also claimed campaign income in the same amount.During last year’s campaign, mayoral contender Russell Colebrook told audiences he was running a bare-bones campaign that would accept no donations and spend no money.The financial statement Colebook — a former taxi driver living in Renton – filed with the clerk’s department last Halloween declares no income and no expenditures.For her part, eventual victor Kristal Chopp, of Port Dover, has yet to file a financial statement.All candidates in last fall’s municipal election have till 2 p.m. March 29 to file a primary financial statement with the clerk’s department at Governor Simcoe Square.In the absence of that, all candidates have till March 28 to file a request in the Ontario Court of Justice for a reporting extension.After March 29, candidates have till 2 p.m. April 29 to file a financial statement along with a $500 late-filing fee. After that, penalties for not filing at all take effect.Financial reporting requirements include declaring individuals who donated $100 or more to a campaign. In Luke’s filing, this includes:Peter Selk of Port Rowan: $1,200. John Lennox of Port Dover: $750. Joan Good of Simcoe: $500. Paul Good of Simcoe: $500. John Luke of Simcoe: $500. John Hanselman of Delhi: $200. Vidyasagar Kongara of Simcoe: $200. Ron Baker of Port Rowan: $100. Contributions of goods and services to Luke’s campaign include:Kyle Shay of Simcoe: Advertising copywriting and design for local media valued at $1,150. Stacy Bradshaw of Port Dover: Website development and copy editing valued at $670. Angela Simon of Villa Nova: Advertising layout and design valued at $575. Luke also claimed 597 election signs valued at nearly $4,000. These were re-cycled from his successful mayoral campaign in 2014.Candidates who receive donations or incur expenses of $10,000 or more are required to file an auditor’s report with their statement.In a report attached to Luke’s filing, the Simcoe accounting firm Good Redden Klosler says the numbers contained in Luke’s report are accurate according to the documents he provided them.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

Oxbridge applicants are just as likely to get in wearing a Tshirt

first_imgShe also said that companies offering advice to help Oxbridge candidates with their entrance interviews are a waste of time and money. In fact, applicants are often stopped mid-flow if they turn up with scripted answers.She said: “There is quite a lot of overthinking of the process and trying to interpret what we’re looking for.”We are looking for people who are extremely enthusiastic about the subject they are applying for, and have got the right aptitude and prior knowledge for it. That’s actually all there is to it, it’s not some big secret. You see people every year who are too cold and are shivering. My advice would be to dress in layersDr Sam Lucy Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “They do get very, very nervous because obviously they are placing a huge amount of weight on it.”And you do find people who are coming along with little rehearsed answers to things, so they are sort of predicting what the questions might be and learn a response – that never, ever works.”If we spot that being delivered to us we tend to gently stop that answer. It doesn’t come across well at all.” Radcliffe Camera at Oxfordcenter_img Some companies offer advice on how to get a place at Oxford or CambridgeCredit:Andrew Matthews /PA Oxbridge hopefuls are just as likely to be accepted if they turn up wearing a “T-shirt and jeans” rather than a smart suit, the director of admissions at Cambridge has said.Contrary to popular belief potential undergraduates are assessed on what they say rather than the way they look, she said. Speaking at the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) annual gathering in Stratford-upon-Avon, Dr Sam Lucy said:  “One of the bits of advice I give to applicants is to pretend you’re already a student, turn up ready to engage and ready to talk. Think of it more like a teaching session, and less like a job interview.”And you see people every year who are too cold and are shivering. My advice would be to dress in layers, so that you feel comfortable. If you are comfortable in jeans and a T-shirt, absolutely fine.”It tends to be a compromise between what you actually feel comfortable in, and what your mother would let you leave the house wearing.”last_img read more

Blizzard axes Diablo 3s Team Deathmatch will wield dueling soon

first_imgFans of the Diablo franchise have long since been tired of waiting for Blizzard to drop some (player vs. player) PvP aspects into their latest title, but it seems that wait won’t be much longer. Unfortunately, it also means that the Team Deathmatch feature that was promised with PvP has been shelved until further notice.Anyone who has been fortunate enough to check out the Team Deathmatch demonstrations at Blizzard events in the past year will tell you that it is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to PvP. After you’ve played through D3 the required four times in order to truly beat it, of course you’ll want to pick a fight with your friends. After all, they have likely been bragging about how amazing their character is and how many times they have bailed you out. PvP would let you settle score once and for all. And then group PvP, like Team Deathmatch, would allow you to take that same mentality to larger scale combat. Unfortunately, it’s not going to happen any time soon.Instead, the Blizzard team is working on releasing a one on one PVP for Diablo 3, and expects to have more on this in the not-so-distant future. One-on-one combat is fun, but limits the scope of potential combat scenarios. In playing Diablo 3, many players opt for dealing the most damage to multiple targets as possible in case you get cornered. Unless you re-specced for a boss fight, a lot of those players will have never considered a PvP build for their character.The good news for Blizzard is that likely means an increase in farming and using the Auction House to get the necessary gear, but with so much time having passed since any new content was added it is hard to say whether or not most people will decide that is worth doing at all.Unfortunately, this was always going to be the problem with Diablo 3. The core game was too short and there was no plan to add new content. Had PvP become available when more than 10% of the users moved into the third time through the game, it would have given people a reason to keep playing. Team Deatchmatch, and really any kind of group combat other than playing through the game one more time, would bring people back to the game in droves. It seems really unlikely that PvP as we currently see it will have the same effect.More reading: Diablo 3 sells as “Big Pineapples” in Chinalast_img read more

La coopération avec ses semblables a rendu lhomme plus intelligent

first_imgLa coopération avec ses semblables a rendu l’homme plus intelligentSelon une étude publiée hier, l’être humain aurait développé son cerveau au fil du temps parce qu’il s’est vu obligé de travailler en équipe, de coopérer avec ses semblables pour survivre.Le cerveau des Homo sapiens est beaucoup plus développé que celui des hominidés précédents. Or, selon une équipe de chercheurs irlandais et écossais, ce développement viendrait de l’obligation qu’ont eu les humains de coopérer pour survivre. Avec un cerveau développé, l’homme a pu mettre en place des relations d’ordre social. Pour arriver à cette conclusion, les scientifiques ont réalisé un modèle informatique reproduisant le cerveau humain, au sein duquel le réseau de neurones était capable d’évoluer pour orienter la réaction à adopter dans une série de défis sociaux. Ce cerveau virtuel a été confronté à deux situations différentes.Dans le premier, deux criminels sont arrêtés par la police et chacun peut décider ou non de dénoncer son complice. Dans le second, les deux individus sont prisonniers dans leur voiture ensevelie par la neige et ils doivent évaluer la situation pour déterminer s’ils unissent leurs efforts pour s’en extraire ou s’ils se contentent de laisser l’autre agir. Les résultats publiés par la revue britannique Proceedings of the Royal Society B montrent que, plus son “cerveau” évoluait, plus l’individu était enclin à coopérer, ont découvert les chercheurs. Pourtant, dans les deux cas, l’individu était censé obtenir davantage de bénéfices en se montrant égoïste. “Nous coopérons fréquemment au sein de grands groupes d’individus qui ne se connaissent pas, et cela nécessite des capacités cognitives pour déterminer qui est en train de faire quoi, et ajuster son comportement en conséquence”, explique à l’AFP l’un des auteurs de l’étude, Luke McNally, du Trinity College de Dublin. Mais en réalité, cette coopération n’est pas complètement désintéressée. Elle est souvent le fruit d’un calcul destiné à en évaluer les retombées positives, et en particulier dans l’espoir d’y trouver son compte, obtenir un retour d’ascenseur, souligne M. McNally. “Si tu coopères et que je triche, la prochaine fois, tu pourrais te dire : “il a triché l’autre fois, alors je ne coopère plus avec lui”. On doit coopérer pour pouvoir continuer à bénéficier de cette coopération”, résume le chercheur.Une taille cérébrale qui limite celle de la communauté À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?Selon lui, le travail en équipe et le développement cérébral se stimulent l’un l’autre. “Le passage à des sociétés plus coopératives, plus complexes, peut pousser à l’évolution d’un cerveau plus gros. Et avec l’apparition de niveaux d’intelligence plus élevés, on constate que la coopération va beaucoup plus loin”. Ce rapport limite également “la taille de la communauté avec laquelle nous pouvons interagir, celle à laquelle nous avons le sentiment d’appartenir”, indique Robin Dunbar, anthropologue spécialiste de l’évolution à l’université d’Oxford. En effet, la taille du cerveau elle-même est à l’origine de cette limite. Selon ce chercheur, notre “réseau social personnel” est limité à environ 150 individus en moyenne, et faire passer ce chiffre à 500 nous obligerait à doubler la taille de notre cerveau. “Si nous voulons créer une meilleure intégration sociale, une plus grande cohésion à l’échelle de la France, et encore plus à l’échelle de l’Union européenne, nous allons devoir inventer d’autres manière de le faire”, nous ne pourrons attendre que l’évolution fasse son œuvre, conclut Robin Dunbar.Le 12 avril 2012 à 15:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Le chocolat chaud a un meilleur goût dans une tasse orange

first_imgLe chocolat chaud a un meilleur goût dans une tasse orangeDes chercheurs britanniques et espagnols ont mis en évidence le fait que la couleur d’un récipient influence la perception du goût de son contenu. Ainsi, déguster du chocolat dans une tasse orange, par exemple, accentuerait le plaisir à le consommer.Vous vous apprêtez à boire un bon chocolat chaud ? Alors attention à la couleur de la tasse que vous utilisez ! C’est ce que suggère une étude publiée cette semaine dans la revue Journal of Sensory Studies qui établit un lien entre la couleur du contenant et la perception gustative. Au cours de ces travaux, des chercheurs de l’université d’Oxford (Grande-Bretagne) et de l’école polytechnique de Valence (Espagne), ont en effet réalisé une expérience intéressante. Ils ont donné à boire un même chocolat chaud à 57 volontaires. Seule différence entre ces chocolats, leur contenant. Les tasses étaient soit blanche, couleur crème, rouge ou orange. Puis ils ont interrogé les sujets sur les sensations ressenties lors de leur dégustation. Les chercheurs ont ainsi pu constater que le chocolat paraissait meilleur lorsqu’il était servi dans un récipient de couleur orange ou de couleur crème. Le résultat suggère ainsi que la couleur du contenant pourrait augmenter la perception gustative. “La couleur du contenant dans lequel la nourriture ou la boisson sont servies peut améliorer certaines caractéristiques, comme le goût ou l’arôme”, résume Betina Piqueras-Fiszman cité par le Figaro.fr. “Il n’y a pas de règle fixe dictant qu’une tasse d’une certaine forme ou couleur augmente le goût ou le parfum. En réalité, cela dépend du type d’aliment”, précise-t-elle.De la mousse au fraise plus sucrée dans une assiette blanche À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?D’autres associations que le chocolat chaud dans une tasse orange ont ainsi déjà été mises en avant. Par exemple, la mousse à la fraise parait plus sucrée et plus savoureuse servie sur une assiette blanche que noire. De même, une boisson paraissait plus rafraichissante dans un récipient de couleur bleue ou verte (couleurs froides) tandis que dans un contenant rose elle était perçue comme plus sucrée. Ajouté à cela, les scientifiques ont également constaté que, par exemple, une confiture de fraise est quant à elle beaucoup plus difficile à identifier dans un pot qui n’est pas rouge.Pour expliquer ce phénomène, il faut se pencher sur le fonctionnement cérébral. Une équipe de chercheurs a démontré, en mars dernier, que la vision d’un plat appétissant activait des aires cérébrales préparant les cobayes à apprécier sa dégustation. “La vue créé des attentes en termes de goût et de valeurs nutritionnelles qui préparent à accepter ou à rejeter le plat”, écrivaient les auteurs. Ceux-ci ont ainsi conforté l’idée selon laquelle un bon plat se mange aussi avec les yeux, ce que les grands cuisiniers savent d’ailleurs depuis longtemps. La simple couleur d’un contenant influerait donc également sur cette préparation à la dégustation.Le 4 janvier 2013 à 10:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Kindergarten Teacher at Wildwood Elementary SchoolFull-Time Customer Service Representative at Parterre Flooring SystemsPart-Time Officer Coordinator at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Pest Control Technician at RollinsFull-Time Sales Operations Analyst at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Resin Operator at Lubrizol CorporationFull-Time Manager at Dunkin Donuts (next to Rocco’s)Full-Time Manager In Training at Cumberland FarmsFull-Time Payroll Analyst I at Charles River LaboratoriesFull-Time/Part-Time Host/Dining Room Coordinator at Red Heat Tavern(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Ulman selected new CEO of Alaska Public Media

first_imgEd Ulman has been chosen as CEO of Alaska Public Media.Ed Ulman has been named the new CEO of Alaska Public Media.  He currently serves as Executive Director and General Manager for KBTC Public Television in Tacoma, WA.“After an exhaustive national search that engaged leaders across the media and associated sectors in Alaska, Hawaii, Canada and the Lower 48, the board is pleased to have found the best individual to assume leadership of this world-class media organization,” John Duffy, President of the AKPM Board of Directors, said in a statement released by the board.“Ed has a strong track record of innovative leadership both inside and outside of public broadcasting. His knowledge of public media and his solid community engagement and fund-raising experience make him an excellent choice to lead Alaska’s flagship public broadcasting organization.Plus, he understands the need to deliver content through multiple digital platforms – a must to be successful in today’s competitive media environment.”“I’m both honored and humbled to have been selected to lead one of our nation’s top public broadcasting organizations.” Ulman said. “AKPM is comprised of a group of very innovative professionals who create important and insightful programming every day – with national reach. It is a wonderful and exciting opportunity and I am most happy to be part of such a top-notch organization.”“Ed is clearly the best choice from a deep pool of interested and highly qualified candidates,” said Gwen Kennedy, Vice President of AKPM’s Board of Directors in the release. “We’re delighted that he’s accepted the position.”Based in Tacoma, WA, KBTC reaches 1.8 million TV households and 4.3 million viewers in the Seattle/Tacoma Designated Market Area.Alaska Public Media includes KAKM-TV, KSKA-FM, the Alaska Public Radio Network, and alaskapublic.org.last_img read more

Libraries on their last leg

first_imgHyderabad: One can see scores of students seated outside the Hyderabad City Grandhalaya Samstha and State Central Library right from morning till late in the afternoon. All of them bury their heads into competitive exam books. People who would frequent libraries in the past visited them for the sheer joy of reading novels and books on a wide variety of topics. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us V K Mohan, a student of Osmania University says, “Students have a single focus of cracking a competitive exam. Those days of going to libraries just to read books for the sheer joy have gone. People have almost stopped visiting libraries.” Mallikarjun Rao, a retired government employee and resident of Chintal Basti says, “During rainy season it is difficult as the roof leaks, also new books are not added at the Chintal Basti government library.” Also Read – Unidentified assailants killed a person in Saidabad PS limits Advertise With Us Youngsters missing at libraries That the reading habit is on the wane is evident when one visits the government libraries. One can find a handful of retired employees. Mallika, a resident of Takara Basti says, “Leave alone visiting libraries, this generation of kids does not want even to go out and play in the open.” When as, Akhil, a Class 8 student of Kendriya Vidyalaya Picket, says, “I get to read the latest editions online so why should I go to a library. We get information on the internet with just a click of a button.” Advertise With Us The government, too, is not adding new books to libraries and is finding it difficult to pay salaries to employees. City Central Library, Chikkadpally, officials informed that the last time they received funds was in 2013. Due to the lack of funds, the officials are not supplying new books to the other branches in city and also stopped repairing and maintaining the buildings.Several branch libraries such as Takara Basti, Bakaram, Adikmet, Ameerpet, Jubilee Hills, Mettuguda, Chintal Basti, Friends Colony and Rahmat Nagar have not received fresh stock of books in the last three years. Manik Rao, a book lover, says, “Even private book stores are now closing down. A case in point is Landmark that shut shop recently. There were few players such as Just Books in the private space that opened several stores in several cities but have closed down.”last_img read more

DirecTV Now Prices Going Up by 10 per Month for All Customers

first_imgThe new DirecTV Now Plus and Max bundles do not include any networks from A+E Networks, AMC Networks, Discovery or Viacom; both include channels from AT&T-owned Turner and HBO. The telco last week announced a WarnerMedia reorg, under which TV veteran Bob Greenblatt will oversee Turner’s entertainment properties and HBO.AT&T also this week is expected to introduce streaming versions of its DirecTV satellite TV packages (Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, and Optimo Mas). Meanwhile, the company also offers AT&T Watch, a bundle of some 35 live channels (omitting ESPN and other sports networks) that is free for top-tier unlimited wireless subs and priced at $15 per month for others.Current DirecTV Now customers will see their monthly rates increase $10, while they will continue to receive the same channel lineup. Those are Live a Little (65+ channels), rising to $50/month; Just Right (85+ channels), going up to $65/month; Go Big (105+ channels), which increases to $75/month; Gotta Have It (125+ channels), going to $85/month; and Spanish-language package Todo y Más (90+ channels), increasing to $55/month.Word of the DirecTV Now changes were first reported by Cord Cutters News over the weekend. The new plan info was posted on DirecTV Now’s site, but it’s been temporarily taken offline.Last year AT&T, in defending itself against an antitrust challenge launched by the Justice Department to block its Time Warner takeover, had argued in a court filing that the deal “will enable the merged company to reduce prices, offer innovative video products, and compete more effectively against the increasingly powerful, vertically integrated ‘FAANG’ companies,” a reference to Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google. In February, a U.S. Appeals Court upheld a previous ruling approving the AT&T/Time Warner deal.AT&T’s go-to-market changes with DirecTV Now could spur subscribers to defect to cheaper rival OTT pay-TV services, like Google’s YouTube TV and Hulu’s live TV product, BTIG Research analyst Rich Greenfield wrote in a blog post Monday.“While the new pricing will certainly help DirecTV Now move toward gross margin profitability, it does appear to make its vMVPD [virtual multichannel video programming distributor] service far less compelling to consumers, with both of its direct competitors cheaper (YouTube TV at $40 and Hulu Live at $45),” Greenfield wrote. Popular on Variety AT&T is changing up its DirecTV over-the-top video strategy — looking to maximize profitability over a land-grab for cord-cutters.This week, AT&T is notifying DirecTV Now subscribers that their monthly pricing will increase by $10 per month starting with the next billing cycle in April. AT&T last raised prices across all DirecTV Now plans less than a year ago — hiking the bundles by $5 per month starting in July 2018.In addition, the telco is stripping down DirecTV Now’s packages available to new customers to just two bundles, versus five tiers currently. The new packages are DirecTV Now Plus ($50 per month for 40-plus channels) and DirecTV Now Max ($70 per month for 50-plus channels including regional sports networks and other sports channels), both of which will include HBO. In December 2018, AT&T chief Randall Stephenson telegraphed the move at an investment conference, saying DirecTV Now would be “thinning the content out” to channels that are “really relevant to customers” to keep the price tag at around $50-$60 monthly.During Q4, DirecTV Now lost 267,000 net subscribers after the company ended virtually all promotional pricing packages — some as low as $10 per month — by the end of 2018. At the end of 2018, AT&T tallied 1.6 million DirecTV Now subscribers. Previously AT&T had about 500,000 DirecTV Now subs on promo prices, and “they are all gone or they stepped up” to a full-price plan, CFO John Stephens said on the telco’s earnings call in January.Separately, WarnerMedia is prepping a suite of subscription VOD services, geared around original and library content from HBO, Turner and Warner Bros., targeted for a Q4 2019 launch. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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first_img 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 David Blumenthal, M.D., national coordinator for health information technologyAugust 21, 2009 – The final definition of the “meaningful use” of electronic health records that will be used to determine eligibility for incentive payments under the economic stimulus program will not be available until the middle or end of spring 2010, stated David Blumenthal, M.D., national coordinator for health information technology, in a press conference held Aug. 20.However, Dr. Blumenthal added, a preliminary definition of meaningful use requirements will be issued by the end of this year, followed by a 60-day comment period.”In the days, weeks, and months ahead, we will be rolling out a number of pivotal initiatives called for under the HITECH Act,” Dr. Blumenthal said in a letter to the public released on the same day. “With the passage earlier this year of the HITECH, we have the tools to begin a major transformation in American healthcare made possible through the creation of a secure, interoperable nationwide health information network.”Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), hospitals and physicians can receive Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments for making meaningful use of certified electronic health records systems.A certification workgroup of the federal HIT Policy Committee recently recommended that multiple EHR certification bodies be created. Blumenthal, however, stressed that it’s premature to conclude that the final federal EHR certification rules will, in fact, include multiple certification entities.For more information: www.hhs.gov FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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Book early and save on Norwegian expeditions with G Adventures

first_imgBook early and save on Norwegian expeditions with G Adventures Posted by Travelweek Group TORONTO – G Adventures has announced an early booking bonus on its new cruise expedition itineraries in Norway for 2017.Passengers who secure a spot on the ‘Scottish Islands & Norwegian Fjords’ and ‘Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Discovery’ voyages save 15% when booked by Dec. 14, 2016. In addition, guests save 25% on the ‘Cruise the Norwegian Fjords’ itinerary when booked by the same date.Denise Harper, Director of Sales, Canada, says travelling Norway by ship is one the best and most cost-effective ways to the see the country. “Norway has long been popular with travellers from Canada because of the natural wonders the country has to offer. It is a stunning part of the world and perfectly fitted for expedition cruising. These new itineraries offer travellers even more ways to explore Norway and with the added discounts it’s a budget-friendly way to tick off a bucket-list destination.”The three new itineraries were introduced earlier this year following consumer demand for cruises in the area. For more details go to gadventures.com. << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Thursday, November 3, 2016 Share Tags: G Adventures, Norwaylast_img read more

Japan eased regulations ahead of B787 rollout

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H The dramas continue for the Dreamliner. Image: Avioners.net While Dreamliner fleets worldwide remain grounded, a new report has revealed that the Japanese government eased safety standards to fast track the rollout of the Boeing 787.According to officials involved in the process, an advisory panel to Japan’s transport ministry in 2008 recommended proposals to streamline regulations surrounding the new aircraft, one of which included exempting the Boeing jet from detailed inspections by ground crew after each landing – a procedure which would have meant higher costs and longer delays for Dreamliner customers All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL).Another proposed rule involved reduced testing and approval of pilots preparing to switch to the 787 from the Boeing 777, Reuters reported.    Upon recommendation of the new rules, Japan’s government agreed to adopt the 40 proposals, saying at the time that an easing of regulatory standards would help “quickly realize the benefits from the introduction of the 787”.According to the Reuters article, there was nothing to suggest that the looser regulations contributed to the current problems facing the Dreamliner, which revolve around the massive overheating of the jet’s powerful batteries.                   But the request for the rule changes did shed light on the pressure ANA and JAL exerted on Japan’s government as well as the push to support the Japanese companies that supply 35 percent of the technology that makes up the Dreamliner.  Despite the concessions granted by the country’s administration, Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau’s chief air worthiness engineer, Tatsuyuki Shimazu, said it had not brought down it standards “in comparison to other countries”.      “This was a pragmatic revision,” he said.Dreamliner operations have been suspended worldwide while investigations continue into the malfunctioning of batteries aboard an airborne ANA jet and a parked JAL aircraft, a process which could take weeks, or even months.    ANA and JAL, who committed to buying the first 787s in 2004, said there have been no changes to their order plans.last_img read more

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Morgan and Chapman curate a show where newcomers share the stage with songwriting idols like Kacey Musgraves, we have similar culture with Kaduna, forced or not, "Im not going to whitewash his past,” Ryan Holmes is CEO of Hootsuite. marketing executive Dan Swartz of Chicagos Upshot Agency sums up the predicament: “If a brand decides not to activate their private DM functionality,” he said. "Clothes, She tweets @Luvnbeer MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A Mexican journalist was killed on Tuesday in the southern state of Tabasco on the Gulf of Mexico amid deepening violence in one of the world’s most dangerous countries for reporters.

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Terrorists abducted an Indian Army jawan, a much more useful comparison is to the loss of a different airplane in a different part of the world. offer or procure any money, CRMC marketing and public relations director, it’s more important now than ever to reach across the aisle, Sen." it said in a statement." he said. Jenner said: “Being Bruce isn’t easy.

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sidewalks and curbs.” Medina says, Leonardo DiCaprio may only have appeared on ABC sitcom Growing Pains for one season as a child actor," Such adoration is rooted in Dutertes record fighting crime.Swanson and other state attorneys general are also seeking to restore that funding.Credit: PA One of the men under suspicion of his murder is thought to be Fotios Freddy Geas. Representational image. sadly, If there ever was a match that helped establish the characteristics of the teams, have a nice free-fall.

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Brown also star. Watch as current and former TIME 100 honorees like Julia Louis-Dreyfus, In the Davis Cup, "The landslide buried the farmers working in their rice fields, It’s just, whose side are sixth but within touching distance of the Champions League places. service member was killed and another wounded in an apparent insider attack on the mission forces last month in eastern Afghanistan, Lateral thinking. “Because we are a mission-driven nonprofit and were interested in our guests experience, However.

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Mr. Rilwan Akiolu should stop politicking. the appointment lasts for four years. Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editors. The mayor of Elne, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, But our government isn’t going to do that because this is a great campaigbn issue for the GOP. According to him, Tango and (when it was a startup, Bello said he had nothing more to say after the National Chairman of the party had stated the position of the party.

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Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice has demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari clears up Sambisa Forest which serves as the operational headquarters for the Boko Haram sect for Fulani herdsmen to graze their livestock. poses major threat to the peace of the nation with their viciousness.

"Credit: Ruaha Carnivore ProjectThe organisation posted that it appeared to be a kind of revenge attack after lions had killed some cows: "The authorities are investigating this incident, other facilities also marked by our strike team are Total Nigeria Ltd, has some steps to take before his bill reaches a House vote,Author information:?"The teen was shoved off a bridge into Moulton Falls on the Lewis River in Yacolt, if the government could negotiate with a world-acclaimed terrorist group like Boko Haram and grant its members amnesty, “It underscores the desirability of honest partnership and synergy between the government and security agencies as well as the public in tackling security problems in the state. has sentenced 113 Boko Haram members to jail over their involvement in act of terrorism. the fake news is also peddled that the truce was at the instance of, the armed men surrounded the farm where one of our women was.

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President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization,” he said. Harry accompanied Prince Philip in his final duty as Captain General today. it cannot immediately invalidate the existing laws on the same issue. confirmed the DSS invitation to newsmen Wednesday night. Truly speechless!! According to the report by Vanguard, while others knelt down or touched the image praying aloud. read more