BC to argue for injunction on Albertas turnoffthetaps law in Calgary court

first_imgLauren Krugel, The Canadian Press CALGARY — British Columbia’s request for an injunction against Alberta’s so-called turn-off-the-taps law is to be heard in a Calgary courtroom today.The legislation allows Alberta to crimp energy shipments to B.C. if it stands in the way of a major pipeline expansion to the west coast.B.C. filed a statement of claim in Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench last month calling the law unconstitutional.The legislation was passed  — but never used — by Alberta’s former NDP government as a way to put pressure on the province’s western neighbour to drop its fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.The new United Conservative government in Alberta proclaimed it into force shortly after Premier Jason Kenney was sworn in.He has said he doesn’t intend to use the turn-off-the-taps law right now, but he will if B.C. throws up roadblocks to the pipeline.The project, first approved in 2016, would triple the amount of oil flowing from the oilsands to B.C.’s Lower Mainland and from there to lucrative new markets across the Pacific.The project, first approved in 2016, would triple the amount of oil that flows from Edmonton to B.C.’s lower mainland, enabling access to new markets across the Pacific.The federal government bought the existing pipeline last year for $4.5 billion after its original builder, Texas-based Kinder Morgan, threatened to walk away from its expansion because of B.C.’s resistance.  The Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval months later, demanding more consultation with First Nations and a study into the pipeline’s potential impact on marine wildlife.The project was approved for a second time by the federal cabinet last week.last_img read more

Marchers take to parliament hill to send government a message

first_imgAPTN National NewsThey came by the busload. They came by the thousands. They carried signs and banners.More than 1500 people poured onto parliament hill Wednesday with the goal to send the government a message about the way it’s governing.Some were protesting the First Nations education act, others it was about contraband tobacco or missing and murdered Aboriginal women.APTN’s Annette Francis reports.last_img

Uber unveils new expansion for users

KAITLIN LEE/660 NEWS Uber unveils new expansion for users AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by devonmckendrick Posted Apr 10, 2017 1:52 pm MDT Uber is improving its services in Calgary.The ridesharing company, which came back to the city in December, has launched a driver office and is also introducing Uber Select, which allows you to order a luxury vehicle.General Manager Ramit Kar said it offers users something a little different“The experience you are going to get is a little bit more of a luxury experience, so it might be a Tesla, or a BMW, or a Mercedes, and you will get that opportunity to get around town, as well as your standard Uber X and Uber XL options that we have currently,” he said.The new office has opened up in Inglewood. It’s called the Green Light Hub and it is offering a wide range of assistance for those who want to become drivers.“They’re going to see full-time staff that are willing to help them out and get through the entire process, with things like, how would I go about getting my Class 4 license, where do I go get a background check with the city done, etc., someone would basically take them through the entire process,” Kar added.Despite the improvements, Kar said the company is continuing to focus on safety.“We do things like track telematics, and what that is, we actually will see how a drivers braking is going,” he explained. “If they are braking too much or accelerating too much, things like that, we kind of give coaching to drivers.”Uber Select will begin in Calgary Monday afternoon. read more

Pitts Ray Graham Along with Two Other Starters Charged

Starting running back Ray Graham of the Pittsburgh Panthers along with wide receiver Devin Street and defensive back Lafayette Pitts have been charged with simple assault and conspiracy in connection to an Oct. 21 incident involving three other students, but will play Saturday against No. 4 Notre Dame.All three players deny any involvement in the incident.According to the complaint filed with police, Karl Olsheski, Diana Olsheski, and Samantha Mitchell were walking in Oakland neighborhood of the university, when the three Pitt football players walked into their path from the opposite direction at 12:30 a.m.Karl Olsheski reported to police that Graham confronted him by saying, “What’s up?” followed by a racial slur. Olsheski said he attempted to walk away but that Street and Graham blocked his way and Pitts kept him from retreating to avoid the confrontation.After being cornered by the three players, Olsheski said Street hit him one time across the left side of his head.Graham, Street and Pitts were later recognized by the three students in police photo lineups. The alleged victims did not recognize all three players, but was at least pointed out once. Street was the most obvious, who pointed out by Mitchell after taking a class on vampires together.The athletes have not been arrested, but a preliminary hearing for the charges has been set for Jan. 9 at the Pittsburgh Municipal Court. They received this information for summonses sent through the mail.E.J. Borghetti, the school spokesman, released a statement saying the players have offered to speak with police and give their account but have not been questioned or received any court documents on the matter.“We take matters of player discipline very seriously and will continue to cooperate with any investigation,” Borghetti said. “However, we will not, and hope others will not, rush to judgment on these misdemeanor allegations. All three players will remain active members of our program while we gain more clarity on this situation.”Graham is the leading rusher for the Panthers’ with 622 years and seven touchdowns. Street is the leading receiver and top kick-return man with 50 catches for 695 yards and four touchdowns.All three players will allow the legal system to take its’ course, while they attempt to hand the Fighting Irish their first loss of the season Saturday. read more

Philadelphia Flyers extremely high on former Ohio State goalie Cal Heeter

Growing up, former Ohio State men’s ice hockey senior goalie Cal Heeter often dreamed of playing in the National Hockey League. On Tuesday, that dream was closer to becoming a reality when Heeter agreed to terms of a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. “I think that’s everyone’s dream who’s ever played hockey at a competitive level — to one day make it to the NHL,” Heeter told The Lantern Wednesday. Philadelphia had been eyeing Heeter as a prospect for the past few years. “They had scouts at some of our games this year,” Heeter said. “They’ve been following me in previous years as well. I had known that they had interest for a while now, it was just a matter of time before we figured it all out at the end.” OSU ended its season last weekend, getting swept in a best-of-three series by Notre Dame in the first round of the CCHA playoffs. It was just a matter of days until Heeter received the contract offer he accepted from the Flyers, which he confirmed to The Lantern in a Tuesday email. Chris Pryor, director of hockey operations for the Flyers, said given the lack of goaltending depth in the organization, Heeter will have a chance to make an impact in Philadelphia. “We think (Heeter’s) got a lot of potential … we’re extremely high on him,” Pryor said. “He’s got a great opportunity in our organization. We think he’s got a bright future.” A two-year starter in net for the Buckeyes, Heeter is third in program history in save percentage (.915) and goals-against average (2.58), eighth in saves (2428) and ninth in wins (39). Heeter said other NHL teams expressed interest in signing him following his career at OSU. The potential to succeed within the Flyers’ organization made them stand out from other suitors. “At the end it came down to which team I felt would blend me into having the greatest opportunity to be where I wanted to be next year — playing in the minor leagues in the NHL and having the opportunity to play well and move up from there,” Heeter said. Heeter said he had envisioned himself playing professional hockey early in his OSU career. “To be playing at such a great school and for such a great program, I realized that maybe one day it (was) possible for me to graduate from here and move on and make it to the next level,” he said. “It’s been a long process and I had to work a lot at every level to move on and get to the next one.” Heeter’s coach said the goaltender’s growth on and off the ice is the reason he will be playing professionally. “I think it comes down to one thing ­— maturity,” OSU coach Mark Osiecki said. “I think he has grown as both a person and a player and I think it comes right down to that.” He will have to continue to improve in order to play well within the Flyers’ organization. “Every day, I’m out there working as hard as I can, making sure that I am consistent and as good as I can be,” Heeter said. “At the next level, every player is that much better, so there is hardly any room for mistakes.” Osiecki accepted the coaching position at OSU before Heeter’s junior season, and with his staff, made a huge impact on the goalie’s career, Heeter said. “I can’t give enough credit to the new coaching staff,” Heeter said. “They’ve done so much for me personally. You can’t measure the amount of effort and energy they’re putting in to make this one of the best hockey programs in all of college hockey.” Heeter will attend class at OSU during Spring Quarter and graduate after. Following graduation, he said he will spend some time in Columbus before returning to his home in St. Louis, Mo. Then, he will be off to the Flyers’ training camp in September. The Flyers have two minor league teams, the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League and the Greenville Road Warriors of the East Coast Hockey League. Heeter said he expects to be playing for one of those teams next fall. While he has never been to Philadelphia, Heeter said he is looking forward to one day playing in the sports-centric city. “The fan base there is absolutely incredible and I know that they’re second to none as far as the fans go, so I think that is going to be great as well,” he said. Pryor said he expects Flyers fans to appreciate Heeter’s personality and dedication to the sport. “All those things come into play,” Pryor said. “He’s got a bright future ahead of him. Obviously, it’s going to come down to Cal, but we know he’s got a great work ethic and a great attitude. We think it’s a great fit.” The Flyers are 37-21-7 and in third-place in the Atlantic Division, as well as fifth-place in the Eastern Conference. read more

Zoe Ball will not get same £16m salary as Chris Evans new

Zoe Ball, pictured here with Chris Evans, will take the coveted slot Zoe Ball leaves the Radio 2 Breakfast Show at BBC Broadcasting House in LondonCredit:Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire Evans congratulated his replacement, telling her she “lights up the radio”. Although Ball was once known for her raucous partying lifestyle as she made her name in radio, her life has changed dramatically in recent years.She celebrated two years of sobriety this July, and said on Wednesday that being awake at the crack of dawn was a very different experience for her now.The presenter said: “I’ll be expecting a peppermint tea. Things are very different 20 years on to the lifestyle that I lead, I’m a busy working mum now. Peppermint tea and a slice of cake, a fried egg sandwich. That’s the way I want to celebrate.” Ever since salaries were announced last year, there has been much discussion over fees for the broadcaster’s biggest talents. Chris Evans leaving the Radio 2 studio on the day he announced he was quitting his show Chris Evans leaving the Radio 2 studio on the day he announced he was quitting his showCredit:Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire Evans was the second-highest-paid star at the BBC after Gary Lineker in 2017-18 – but announced he was leaving last month to return to Virgin Radio after 20 years.Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson described the appointment as a “major coup”. Ball was the favourite to take over the show – as the first solo female Radio 1 breakfast show host, she is no stranger to smashing the glass ceiling. She has also stepped in for Evans on the breakfast show before, and hosts  a live Saturday afternoon show on Radio 2.Her TV jobs include host of BBC spin-off show Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two.BBC boss Lord Hall recently said the disclosure of Evans’ pay packet, of at least £1.6 million, was one factor behind his decision to quit Radio 2. Zoe Ball has announced she will not be paid the same salary as Chris Evans as she takes over from him for the Radio 2 Breakfast Show.Ball, 47, said she is “very happy” with what the BBC offered her, despite it being lower than Evans’ staggering £1.6 million annual pay.The presenter, who will be the first ever female Radio 2 Breakfast host, earned between £250,000 and £299,000 for her various work at the BBC last year.However, she hinted that she has been given a pay rise. Addressing her salary, she told the BBC: “I’m definitely not expecting the same. But I have to say we’ve discussed fees and I’m very, very happy with what the BBC are paying. If it’ll all come out one day as these things tend to, I hope people say, that’s fair.” The announcement that Ball would take the reins was made on Evans’ show on Wednesday morning, as she joined him in the studio as a surprise guest.She said: “This is bonkers, can I just say. I’m a crazy mix of elation, wanting to burst into tears, thinking of running away, but most of all thrilled. I haven’t been able to sleep all night.” 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. Zoe Ball leaves the Radio 2 Breakfast Show at BBC Broadcasting House in London Zoe Ball, pictured here with Chris Evans, will take the coveted slot read more

PT Pamapersada extends efficiencies and equipment life with Immersive Technologies

first_imgAs the deadline for IM’s March issue comes close (including an article on maintenance), there is news of PT Pamapersada Nusantara (PAMA) continuing to expand and strengthen its operator training programs throughout Indonesia with repeat purchases of Immersive Technologies’ Advanced Equipment Simulators. Such simulators can bring rise to major improvements in maintenance. As the largest Indonesian mining contractor in Southeast Asia, with a developing workforce of over 4,000 operators (2008), PAMA recognised the need for a training solution that could directly impact on improving operator safety, increasing productivity, while reducing unscheduled maintenance costs caused by operator misuse.The recent simulator purchase for Cileungsi Training Centre near Jakarta, expands PAMA’s training simulator fleet to four Advanced Equipment Simulators and seven Conversion Kit equipment modules. Previous simulator purchases are deployed at PAMA’s Kalimantan site.Frans Kesuma, Operation Director at PAMA said, “Conventional training methods used to take a long time from initial recruitment until they were ready to operate the heavy equipment. This required real heavy equipment usually during limited idle time, to conduct field practice for pre-operator. We have now reduced this time by 67%! Each operator now completes 20 hours on the simulator using across a range of varied training scenarios to develop skill competencies and best practice techniques. The four simulators are used in two shifts for approximately 18 hours per day to keep up with the training demand. A key element has been the simulators ability to provide unbiased and measurable feedback, which has highlighted equipment operational misuse, allowing corrective training without the need to use real equipment.”The Immersive Technologies’ training simulators further support PAMA’s goal of ‘Zero lost time injuries and zero fatalities’. PAMA’s simulator purchases have included Immersive Technologies’ comprehensive training package ‘TrainerAdvantage’, which has seen over 540 training personnel globally certified since its inception in 2006.Oye Obe, Executive VP Business Development, Immersive Technologies said, “In the current economic climate it is vitally important to ensure your workforce is operating at peak performance. We are thrilled that our customers continue to realize significant tangible returns on their investments. We are committed to ongoing development and support to ensure our customers continue to improve their profitability.”Immersive Technologies is the world’s leading supplier of operator training simulators used in mining and earthmoving. It has 450 simulator modules in 25 countries. Its Advanced Equipment (AE) Simulators are considered vital to many of the world’s leading mining companies such as BHP Billiton, and CVRD. From the Congo to northern Canada, mines are increasing safety and reducing their cost per tonne by using our simulators daily to train and test their operators.Immersive has exclusive licensing and technical information alliances with leading Original Equipment Manufacturers, including: Bucyrus, Caterpillar, Hitachi, Komatsu and Liebherr. Customer support offices are located in Perth and Brisbane Australia, Salt Lake City USA, Johannesburg South Africa, and Santiago Chile.last_img read more

Mincon progessing with Greenhammer hydraulic DTH trials

first_imgMincon Group PLC, the Irish engineering group specialising in the design, manufacture, sale and servicing of rock drilling tools and associated products, recently provided a further update on the ongoing development project for its hydraulic DTH hammer system which has the working codename “Greenhammer.”The Greenhammer, in a 12 in size, has been installed on its first rig with a customer in Australia and Mincon says “is working in line with expectations during this engineering commissioning phase. It is anticipated that this commissioning phase may take several months while the integrity and robustness of the system in use is trialled and improved.” Mincon told IM that it will provide an update on the commercialisation of the new technology in 2019 after further testing is completed and more data has been collated.The company added that initial speeds and ground penetration levels to date have been in line with expectations, and Mincon has started to gather the data sets from each drilling hole. This process will continue until mid-December, following which it expects to complete the complete physical breakdown of the components to examine and test wear throughout the system. All data and the system components will then be brought off-site to be analysed over the Christmas period.“We have begun the tuning of the system elements in situ, with positive results, and we are drilling full holes to their required depth even in these initial days. We expect there will be some engineering refinements required in relation to component tolerances and system integrity that will require minor rework to continue the process of building reliability and sustainability. After this current programme of drilling, we will return to the rig in the new year for the next stage of the engineering commissioning in the field.”The company concluded the statement: “In light of the engineering commissioning completed to date, our confidence is growing that the system is viable, commercially practicable, and will represent a significant step forward for Mincon when it is released for commercial deployment.”last_img read more

The 9 at 9 Thursday

first_imgEVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee.1. #TOP-UPS: St Vincent’s Healthcare Group faces questions today in a meeting with HSE Director General Tony O’Brien later today over top-ups made to the salaries of a number of its staff2. #CASINO ATTACK: Three people are being questioned in connection with an attack on a man in Limerick early yesterday morning. The man’s car was rammed after he left a casino with a sum of money.3. #GRANT CUTS: A series of unannounced cuts to housing grants for pensioners  have been criticised by Age Action. Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan defended the move, saying that the changes are aimed at diverting funding to those who need it most.4. #FUNERAL: David Spain, the 26-year-old that was fatally stabbed in the early hours of St Stephen’s Day, will be laid to rest today.  The funeral will be streamed live to his friends in Australia.5. #COURTS: As many as 15 judicial positions will have to be filled this year due to four retirements in the High Court, one in the Supreme Court, and the setting up of the new Court of Appeal, the Irish Times reports.6. #CAR SALES: The number of new cars licensed fell by more than 6 per cent last year according to CSO figures. However, a small boost was seen in the middle of the year when the 132 plate was introduced.7. #PRTB: A landlord is facing legal action after failing to pay a €30,000 fine, one of the largest imposed by the Private Residential Tenancies Board, for anti-social behaviour committed by his tenants, the Irish Examiner reports.8. #JAPAN: An explosion at a chemical factory in Japan has killed at least five people and injured a dozen more. The blast occurred at a plant in Yokkaichi, central Japan, just after 5 am GMT.9. #STORM DAMAGE: Areas of Ireland’s coastline will have to be “let go” due to erosion, the Irish Times reports. An expert has advised that as further erosion takes place, it may only be possible to protect areas of significant interest from a “heritage viewpoint”.last_img read more

Military GPS Blackout Could Cause Flight Delays in Western US

first_imgThe annual Red Flag war exercise by the US Air Force will cause disruptions in the GPS and navigation systems of many commercial flights in the region according to Foxtrot Alpha. In some cases electronics may be jammed completely.Training exercises are limited to 8-11 pm PST, but that will be enough to cause some major disruptions.According to Flying Magazine, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) issued a warning to expect delays.“NBAA Command Center reports the U.S. military will begin training exercises on the Nevada Test and Training Range between [8-11 pm PST] daily,” the statement reads. “Training maneuvers will impact vast portions of the Western U.S. including California, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Montana and New Mexico. FAA enroute ATC centers affected include Albuquerque (ZAB), Denver (ZDV), Los Angeles (ZLA), Salt Lake (ZLC), Oakland (ZOA) and Seattle (ZSE).”Las Vegas will be most impacted and there will be extensive delays during exercise hours.The intention of the exercises is to train in the most realistic scenarios possible. With the rise of the electronic and information fronts of modern war, it’s likely that the military organizations participating in the exercise anticipate real-world GPS disruptions during combat. Tests will involve teams from the US, UK, and Australia. One plane from the Australian forces went down injuring several, but that and the GPS disruption are the only concerns so far.Modern battlefields are complicated, and have been further muddled by the addition of cheap jamming technology. It’s now possible to buy a simple GPS jammer yourself, and there have been plenty of instances of nefarious actors using the tech all over. And, it makes sense. Future wars will be fought chiefly with information. They’d have to be. Technology being what it is, if you can kick the essential services out from under your opponent, you can cripple their ability to respond or conduct themselves. It’s a scary world, indeed. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Bloodworks pleads for donations

first_imgBefore sitting down for turkey dinner, Bloodworks Northwest is urging everyone to roll up their sleeves and donate blood.Bloodworks Northwest issued a plea for donations this week as the organization braces for the holiday season downturn, when the number of donors drops by 15 to 20 percent. Blood donor centers across the state will operate extended hours to make donating more convenient.The Bloodworks Northwest Vancouver Donor Center, 9320 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive, Suite 100, is typically open Tuesday through Saturday. All centers are closed on Thanksgiving, but the local center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.The Vancouver Donor Center will also be open additional days and hours throughout December. Here are the additional holiday hours:• Monday, Dec. 18: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.• Saturday, Dec. 23: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.• Saturday, Dec. 30: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.All centers are closed Christmas Day.All blood and platelet donors are welcome, but there’s always a demand for type O blood and for platelets, according to Bloodworks Northwest. Donation takes about one hour.Donors can schedule an appointment by vising the website, schedule.bloodworksnw.org, or calling 800-398-7888.Because blood can be broken down into three components — red cells, platelets and plasma — each one-pint donation can potentially save three lives.Bloodworks Northwest supplies blood and blood products for both Clark County hospitals that are used for patients having surgeries, trauma care, organ transplants and cancer treatment.last_img read more

ASA Commends Continued Congressional Support for Biodiesel

first_imgAs the American Soybean Association (ASA) continues its push for passage of a biodiesel tax incentive in Washington, D.C., the 25,000 soybean producer members of ASA are pleased that Congressional leaders continued to express support for renewable fuels today in a hearing by the U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee on Rural Enterprises, Agriculture and Technology. The hearing was called at the request of the Subcommittee’s Chairman, U.S. Representative Sam Graves (R-MO).”ASA members are encouraged by the continued show of support for renewable fuels and we thank Chairman Graves for calling the hearing in recognition of the importance of cleaner burning soy biodiesel and other renewable fuels to agriculture and all Americans,” said ASA President Ron Heck, a soybean farmer from Perry, Iowa.ASA’s top legislative priority is securing passage of a biodiesel tax incentive that amounts to one penny per percentage point of biodiesel blended with petroleum diesel. The incentive would increase biodiesel use, protect the environment and decrease foreign oil use.U.S. Representative Kenny Hulshof (R-MO), one of the strongest proponents of biodiesel in Congress and author of legislation establishing a tax credit to encourage consumers to use the fuel, testified at the hearing. “We need a federal energy policy that will further encourage the use of biodiesel,” Hulshof said. “One need look no further than the rising prices at the gas station to see why we must strengthen our commitment to renewable fuels. Every gallon of diesel fuel that we displace with a gallon of domestically produced biodiesel will lessen our dependence on foreign oil.”Also providing testimony was Joe Jobe, Executive Director of the National Biodiesel Board, who said, “The importance of biodiesel as an alternative fuel to the nation’s economy has never been greater, and its value promises to grow even larger. Oil prices are at all-time highs and are once again threatening the American economy. It is time for the United States to embrace energy policies which will improve our energy security, protect the environment, and stimulate our economy.”In 1999, biodiesel sales amounted to about half a million gallons nationwide. In 2003, national biodiesel sales jumped to about 25 million gallons, making it the fastest growing alternative fuel in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.last_img read more

Poll More than a third rely on unpaid leave for parents caring

first_imgEmployee Benefits poll: More than a third (37%) of respondents’ organisations rely on unpaid leave for employees who need to care for their sick children.A straw poll of www.employeebenefits.co.uk readers, which received 94 responses, also found that 33% of organisations offer flexible working arrangements to help working parents care for their children when ill, while a further 11% provide emergency childcare.One in 10 (10%) employers enable working parents to take paid carers’ leave when their children are unwell; however, an additional 10% of respondents do not have any provisions in place to support parents who need time off to care for their sick dependants.Research by benefits provider MetLife UK, published in December 2018, agrees with these findings. Its survey of 1,209 working adults found that 36% of parents are having to take unpaid leave to look after sick or injured children, while 44% are having to use their holiday entitlement for this reason.Linked to this, 39% of the parents involved in MetLife UK’s research are concerned about the financial impact of taking time off to care for sick or injured children; 22%, for example, claim that looking after their children who are ill or injured leads to increased costs and expenses, while 33% of self-employed parents state that taking time off for this reason has cost them work.Just under two-thirds (63%) of respondents would support changes in the law to improve rights for time off work, which could ease the pressure on families.Have you noticed employees suffering from the January blues post Christmas? How is your organisation supporting staff with their mental health come the New Year? Have your say in our newest poll…last_img read more

UCI 2018 Outlook For Commercial Salmon Fishing

first_imgThe UCI commercial fisheries information line is available at 262-9611. Shields: “That’s a below average run, it will be a little bit better than what we actually realized last year. SO, for those folks that can recall back in 2017, the 2018 run should be very similar to that.”  The Kenai River run is forecasted at 2.5 million, the Kasilof forecast is 866,000, and the Susitna River is forecasted at 329,000. Pat Shields, Regional Management Coordinator for DF&G: “The forecast for sockeye salmon, as many people have heard earlier in other previous documentation by the department, we expect about 4.6 million sockeye to come back to the Upper Cook Inlet this coming season.” center_img The expected harvest by all user groups of 2.6 million. The commercial fishery harvest in 2018 is estimated to be approximately 1.9 million sockeye salmon, which is 900,000 fish less than the most recent 10-year average annual commercial sockeye salmon harvest of 2.8 million fish. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released the 2018 Upper Cook Inlet outlook for commercial salmon fishing.last_img read more

VW GTI TCR goes on sale in Europe with a hefty price

first_img Hatchbacks Performance Cars Post a comment Share your voice More about 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI 9 Photos 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Review • 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI: The daily-driver hot hatch VW’s new GTI TCR is a seriously hot hatch Volkswagencenter_img Enlarge ImageA hot hatch made hotter. Volkswagen The Volkswagen GTI is a screaming deal at just about any price point, but even diehard VW apologists like myself have to stop and think twice about the price tag connected to its latest Euro-market variant.Volkswagen announced Wednesday that it has opened up the order books for the GTI TCR, which takes its name from the touring-car class of racing in which the GTI participates. The car was originally previewed at the Wörthersee festival in Germany, a celebration of all things VW, last May. Of course, the hottest GTI to date has an equally hot price tag — it’ll set buyers back 38,950 euro, which converts to roughly $44,400. That’s a hard pill to swallow, considering the regular GTI starts around $28,000 in the US. It’s also more expensive than the US-spec Golf R, which starts just below $41,000.Then again, in performance the TCR is closer to the Golf R than the regular GTI. Its 2.0-liter I4 gas engine now puts out 286 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. It heads to the front wheels through a limited-slip differential, reaching 60 miles per hour in 5.6 seconds before topping out at 155 mph — but an option package will extend that to 164. The car has more aggressive aero outside, and special microfiber sport seats and a unique steering wheel with a red stripe at 12 o’clock. While VW likely has no intention of bringing the GTI TCR to the US, the racing variant will be running around racetracks with something we saw at this week’s Detroit Auto Show. The Hyundai Veloster N TCR, based on Hyundai’s latest hot hatch, showed off its bulky fenders and big ol’ wing in the Motor City before the racing season kicks off. VW’s race car is equally handsome, so it’ll be nice to see these two cars on the track together in the near future. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tags 0 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better More From Roadshow Volkswagenlast_img read more

Eating Healthy on a Budget

first_imgLet’s face it, eating healthy can be a challenge, especially those of us living on a budget. However, there are ways to have a healthy diet without having to empty out your pockets.A vegan Caesar salad with a combination of Japanese miso paste and nutritional yeast flakes mimics the rich, savory flavor this dish usually gets from anchovies and Parmesan cheese. (AP Photo/J.M. Hirsch)For me, a full-time college student and a part-time security guard, I have to budget between rent, car note, gas, car insurance, fun and of course savings. In 2013 I first moved to Maryland to attend Morgan State University. During my second semester I decided to become a vegan, meaning not only no meat but also no animal by-products like milk or cheese. At the time, I thought it just meant no meat.Two years later I am still trying the vegan life style and while I’m still consuming dairy I have no desire to eat meat, so technically I’m not a vegan but more of an aspiring vegan. Going from eating meat all your life to eating no meat can be a difficult transition.I advise anyone who is considering on becoming a vegan to start out as a vegetarian first. The one thing to keep in mind as a vegetarian is making sure you eat enough protein. Protein is what keeps you from getting hungry an hour after you eat. Meat, including chicken and fish, is a protein. For vegetarians, proteins would include beans, tofu, cheese, milk, eggs, kale and broccoli among other things.I believe that if you start off as a vegetarian you the road to becoming vegan will be less hard or stressful because you aren’t going “cold-turkey” and having to adjust to no meat in your diet. Here are some different Vegetarian diets you can try before going complete vegan:Lacto-vegetarian, diets exclude meat, fish, poultry, and eggs, as well as foods that contain those things. Dairy products, such as milk, cheese, yogurt and butter, are included.Ovo-vegetarian, diets exclude meat, poultry, seafood and dairy products, but allows eggs.Lacto-ovo vegetarian, diets exclude meat, fish and poultry, but allow dairy products and eggs.Pescatarian, diets exclude meat and poultry, dairy, and eggs, but allow fish.Vegan, diets exclude meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products – and foods that contain these products. Had I known about the different diets the year 2013 when I first considered becoming vegan I would have definitely considered being a vegetarian first. That’s why it’s important to do your research before changing your diet and understand what changes your body will go through. For more information on healthy eating and veganism visit MayoClinic.org/healthy-Lifestyle.last_img read more

Microsoft confirms Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17th 2017

first_imgMicrosoft confirms: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17th, 2017 by Martin Brinkmann on September 01, 2017 in Windows – Last Update: September 02, 2017 – 21 commentsMicrosoft confirmed today that the next feature update for the company’s Windows 10 operating system, the Fall creators Update, will be out on October 17th, 2017.Today, we’re pleased to announce that the next update of Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, will be available worldwide October 17. With the Fall Creators Update, we are introducing some fun, new ways to get creative.Lenovo did leak the release date earlier today in a press release, but edited the release afterwards to remove the date from it. Considering that Microsoft confirmed the date today, Lenovo might edit the release a second time to add the official date to it again.The official blog post on the Windows Blog by Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President, Windows and Devices Group, highlights some of the new features of the Fall Creators Update, and some products that take advantage of them.Here are the highlights according to Microsoft:Windows Inking: Smart Ink uses artificial intelligence to improve the inking experience. Also, you may ink directly on PDF documents, and use the new Windows Find my Pen feature to find the pen if you have misplaced it.Photos and Videos: The Photos application has been redesigned, and you may tell “stories with photos, videos, music, 3D and even inking” using it.OneDrive: Files on demand make a comeback.Gaming: Game Mode has been updated, and new Xbox Play Anywhere games are coming including Forza Motorsport 7 and Cuphead.Security: Windows Defender features new defenses against ransomware and exploits.Accessibility: New Eye Control feature to control Windows using eye movement and interaction.Windows Mixed Reality: Windows Mixed Reality headsets will be available on October 17 starting at $299. Promises easier setup and handling, as it comes with just a headset that you need to plug into the PC.Microsoft hardware partners announced a whole range of new devices, and Microsoft choose to highlight some on the Windows blog.Lenovo Yoga 920 2-in-1 — supports far-field microphones, Lenovo Active Pen, and optional USB-C Thunderbolt 3 Dock.Acer Switch 7 Black edition — another 2-in-1 notebook with discrete graphics and an Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia MX150 graphics.Dell Inspiron 7000 — Dell’s 2-in-1 is available in 13 and 15 inches with a standard 10-point touch IPS display or a 4K Uhd IPS touch display. Intel 8th generation processor, DDR4 memory, and more.Lenovo Miix 520 — 2-in-1 with an 8th generation Intel processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB PCIe SSD.Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo will release Mixed Reality headsets.Head over to the Windows blog for a full rundown on new products that Microsoft teased there.Microsoft plans to distribute the new version of Windows gradually over the course of four months. Windows users and administrators can enforce the upgrade to install it as early as possible, or wait until Windows Update selects the PC for the update.Now You: What’s your take on the Fall Creators Update?Anything you like/dislike?SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft confirms: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17th, 2017DescriptionMicrosoft confirmed today that the next feature update for the company’s Windows 10 operating system, the Fall creators Update, will be out on October 17th, 2017.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgNews | January 23, 2013 Ablation Devices to Be the Fastest Growing Segment in the U.S. Nonvascular Interventional Radiology Device Market Overall market to grow moderately to $295 million by 2017, according to Millennium Research Group Image courtesy of NinePoint Medical News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more January 23, 2013 — According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the segment of the U.S. nonvascular interventional radiology device market with the fastest growth and greatest potential is ablation devices, comprising radiofrequency (RF) ablation, cryoablation and microwave ablation devices. The overall market will grow moderately to $295 million by 2017.Ablation devices offer a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgical treatment of liver, prostate, kidney and lung cancers, and this segment is growing quickly because of the increasing popularity of minimally invasive treatments and the rising incidence of these soft tissue cancers.RF ablation is the most established device type, but microwave ablation and cryoablation are growing rapidly, due to some advantages these types of ablation offer. Microwave ablation devices can produce larger ablation zones and don’t suffer as much from the heat sink effect that can handicap RF ablation. Growth in microwave ablation devices has stalled growth in RF ablation, and this segment of the market will slightly decline through 2017.Microwave ablation devices are currently sold mainly by smaller companies with limited distribution networks. This has made them attractive acquisition targets by more established companies. For example, AngioDynamics, a leader in RF ablation, recently made a large investment in Microsulis, a microwave ablation company.Cryoablation devices are the only kind of ablation device that can be used to treat prostate cancer. Urologists and interventional radiologists both use cryoablation to treat kidney cancer, using differing techniques.“Cryoablation is more versatile than other ablation devices because its effects do not need to be permanent,” said MRG Analyst Sean Messenger. “As a result, it can be useful in indications outside of cancer, most prominently in pain palliation, another growing market. Competitors see the opportunity for significant growth, leading Endo Health Solutions, a company with a large pain franchise and a focus on pain palliation, to acquire the top cryoablation manufacturer, HealthTronics, in 2010.”Millennium Research Group’s U.S. Markets for Nonvascular Interventional Radiology Devices 2013 report includes unit, installed base, average selling price and revenue information, along with market drivers and limiters and competitive landscape for ablation devices, percutaneous drainage catheters and soft tissue biopsy needles in the United States.For more information: www.MRG.net, www.DecisionResourcesGroup.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology ProceduresKevin Seals, M.D., is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:47Loaded: 3.40%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:47 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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