Pence says GOP ticket will absolutely accept vote outcome

first_imgWASHINGTON — Mike Pence said Sunday he and Donald Trump will abide by “the will of the American people” on Election Day, and suggested that Trump’s claim of a ‘rigged” election stems from his belief the media is ganging up on him.“We will absolutely accept the results of the election,” Pence said in television interviews. He said Trump’s complaint, articulated from the campaign stage and across Twitter but without evidence, reflects fatigue with “the obvious bias in the national media. That’s where the sense of a rigged election goes here.”Not long after Pence said that, Trump partly undermined his comments.“The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary – but also at many polling places,” Trump tweeted. “SAD.”Pence’s words were the latest attempt by Trump’s surrogates to attempt to explain that some things the GOP presidential nominee has said and tweeted are not what he meant.Much of that cleanup duty has fallen to Pence little more than three weeks before the Nov. 8 vote. Trump is struggling to shift the focus away from mounting accusations that he sexually assaulted women in ways similar to what he is recorded describing on a recently released video. Trump says all of the accusations are fabricated.last_img read more

PaidContentorg Founder Launches Travel Media and Data Company

first_imgMore on this topic Skift Nabs Another $1.1 Million in Seed Funding Carolyn Kremins Named President of Skift Rafat Ali Leaving ContentNext, paidContent GigaOm Buys PaidContent Northstar Travel Media Buys PhoCus Wright Inc. Rafat Ali’s ContentNext Sold to U.K.’s GuardianJust In Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQPowered by Rafat Ali, the founder of, has launched a new venture called Skift. The company will target the business travel industry with a hybrid approach that serves up content and data for travelers as well as the market’s suppliers. So far, Skift has raised $500,000 in angel funding, which kicks in at launch and will be used to scale the operation going forward. Ali has self-funded the project to this point. There are a dozen investors including Chris Ahern, Gordon Crovitz, Alan Meckler, Luke Beatty, Tom Glocer and Vishal Gondal.Ali says the travel vertical is ripe for disruption. “When I started looking at doing something in this industry I discovered the sources are very old-school. They are also very siloed in their sub-sectors. No one is bringing it all together in a Web-native, social-friendly fashion of the kind that exists in the media, tech or finance markets.” Phase one, he says, will be to create “a homepage for the industry,” which to this point has largely been fed by aggregation software PublishThis. As the site expands, more content will be added through human curation and original reporting. The plan is to create a b-to-b destination site for the business travel market, with the content supported by advertising—endemic trade advertisers as well as consumer-oriented advertisers looking for an audience of business travelers. But the site will not solely rely on ad revenue—or content. Skift will also have a data services operation supported by a variety of subscription models. The data will initially be pulled in from publicly available sources, such as tourism, airport and arrival-departure data at the global and local levels. As the company grows, proprietary data will be added to the mix. This, says Ali, will be Skift’s core value proposition. “The better way to build a media company is not through content, but services. Media is a great way to build a brand, but the best way to scale is to figure out the data services that the industry and people will pay for.”Ali sold’s parent company ContentNext Media, Inc. to U.K.-based Guardian News & Media back in 2008 and left two years later, embarking on a glob-trotting adventure of his own as he figured out his next project. In the meantime, Guardian News & Media put ContentNext on the block in 2011 and sold it to online tech publisher GigaOm in February this year.last_img read more

Maryland Offers LowInterest Loans Financial Aid to Military Homebuyers

first_imgMaryland is offering active-duty service members and veterans two strong incentives to purchase a home in 86 designated communities, under a $20 million initiative introduced on Memorial Day by Gov. Larry Hogan (R).The “You’ve Earned It!” initiative is offering a 2.75 percent fixed-rate, 30-year mortgage and $10,000 in down payment assistance to active-duty military, including Reserves and National Guard, as well as honorably discharged veterans and honorably discharged disabled veterans, according to a press release.“I am very proud of this new initiative, which helps our brave men and women in uniform and their families to achieve the American dream of homeownership and establish roots here in Maryland,” Hogan said. “The program is not only good for our economy, but good for our communities.”The program is designed to help service members and veterans build roots in Maryland, as well as encourage investment in the state’s 86 Sustainable Communities, older communities in need of revitalization. There is at least one designated Sustainable Community in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.The initiative is available until the $20 million allocation is exhausted.“We are pleased to offer this program to members of our military and recognize all they do to keep our communities safe and stable in these times,” said Kenneth Holt, secretary of the Department of Housing and Community Development. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Oil Price Crash What Does a 12 Billion Windfall Mean for Jaitleys

first_imgIndia’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget FY15/16 will reflect the $12bn windfall, fuelled by the drop in oil prices by almost half.The savings are expected from the reduced fuel subsidy costs, increased levies in key petroleum products; and a finance ministry proposal to reintroduce import duties on crude oil, which was in vogue until 2011, says a Reuters report.The government is likely to realise all gains for itself, helping Jaitley reach the borrowing target, while the savings is unlikely to fuel a spending spree by the world’s second-most populous nation.India is the world’s third-largest importer of crude at four million barrels of oil a day, expected to cost the country an outgo of $88bn for the fiscal year ending March 2015; against a budgeted price of $105 a barrel.For Fiscal 2015/16, architects of Jaitley’s budget proposal are reckoning oil prices to average $65-$70, helping Asia’s third-largest economy to see its import bill cut by $18bn, or 0.9% of the GDP.A few senior finance ministry officials have confirmed the developments to Reuters.Estimates suggest an overall fiscal boost to be 750bn ($12bn), with about 400bn, to come from the oil subsidy savings.Diesel prices was deregulated by the Narendra Modi government; the oil burner accounts for 40% of overall refined fuels consumption.The fall in prices has helped the government raise factory gate duties twice in November, expected to benefit to the tune of $1.6bn for the current fiscal and almost $5bn for the next year. However, the common man has not benefited from the savings.With a return to profitability, state-owned oil companies could contribute another $1bn in dividends. ReutersIf the proposal to impose import duty receives cabinet approval, it would rake in about $4bn, taking the potential savings to over $16bn.The current fiscal deficit of 4.1% is being a hard match for Finance Minister Jaitley. He expects the deficit to drop to 3.6% for the next fiscal and to 3% for 2016/17.However, the common man continues to be worried about inflation, and is yet to open the purse strings, allowing a wide consumption drive to take over. Any boost to the household consumption is expected to be limited.The RBI has indicated that a rate cut could be in the offing in early 2015, which by itself would see a robust spike in economic activity.last_img read more

Ancient Sarcophagus Contains Cosmetics Mirror

first_imgIn a press conference, researchers claimed a sarcophagus dating from the 3rd century found in what is now Germany contained the body of a Roman buried alongside perfume, makeup, and a hand mirror.Scientists unearth all kinds of bizarre, ancient things. Like this mummy buried with weed (found in a country where marijuana possession can be punishable by death). Or this recently found bread oven — proving that paleo dieters have some big misunderstandings about what pre-agricultural humans ate. Often, these dives into the past reveal just how much in common modern humans have with their predecessors, and this story is no different.This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise for some — mirrors had been around for centuries prior, and the Egyptians had enough cosmetics to keep the whole ancient Mediterranean decked out in dope wings and great highlighter. What is special, though, is the quality of the find, though. The pieces were largely sealed away, preserved for almost two millennia. Plus, the researchers waited months after their initial discovery for the reveal so they could confirm and study the finds.All of the funerary goods were found along ancient trading routes between Roman frontier settlements Trevorum and Colonia, which correspond to the modern cities of Trier and Cologne. There’s been a glut, too, of finds from Ancient Rome, a civilization one would think we’ve already studied well to death. Another recent find in London was a big shocker, holding a sliver of the riches of one noblewoman. That one though, was sullied by grave robbers centuries ago. It’s bizarre to think back on all the many different ways your remains and your trinkets might be stumbled upon many years later. I mean most of us won’t be found or remembered or anything’d by anyone in centuries. But there’s always the what if, y’know? Like the American dream, but for death, and the snappy bony bits.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Its Christmas in February on Legends of Tomorrow

first_img DC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC NewsOur Favorite TV Superheroes Ranked Maybe we shouldn’t have expected a show about time travel to follow standard TV conventions of when certain types of episodes air. That said, it was still surprising to see a fully Christmas-themed episode of Legends of Tomorrow nearly two months after that particular holiday. It was also a particularly patriotic episode, reminding us exactly what makes America so special. It was like celebrating two holidays at once. Just not anywhere near when they actually take place.After an admittedly hilarious summary by Mick Rory (“Who writes this crap?”), we see the now-evil Rip Hunter in full redcoat uniform announcing to the British army that George Washington has been killed. He gives the soldiers modern automatic rifles to squash what remains of the rebellion. (Someone on the writing staff has been reading Harry Turtledove, I’d bet.) In a conversation with Eobard Thawne, we learn that this is a plan to lure the Legends to revolutionary America, kill them and take their fragment of the Spear of Destiny.It works. Though they realize it’s a trap, the size of the aberration is too large for the Legends to ignore. They have to go back in time to save George Washington. They infiltrate a Christmas party Washington attends the night before his crossing of the Delaware. Sarah finds Washington, but the party is interrupted by Redcoats with assault rifles. Washington, ever honorable, refuses to retreat, but Sarah and Mick force him out of the house to safety. This leads to a pretty awesome fight scene with Steel blocking bullets and Atom flying around, punching British soldiers.Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter (Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW)Things go bad as Rip activates a device that drains power from the Waverider as well as Ray’s suit. He also makes his new nature clear to the Legends when they find him. When Sara calls out to him, he shoots her, and the Redcoats capture Washington and Mick. Jax and Martin rush Sara to the ship, but with all the power gone, it looks like there’s no saving her. Sara puts Jax in charge just before passing out. Atom, stuck in his small form, has to go into the ship’s internals and restart it. Martin has to take the bullet out of Sara before it kills her. Oh, and Rip is currently trying to break down the ship’s door, so Jax has to deal with that.Meanwhile, Nate and Amaya have a nice talk while tracking down Mick and Washington. They’ve been flirting all episode long and take the opportunity to ask each other what dating was like in their respective time periods. Amaya is shocked to learn about Tinder and the idea that men and women have sex for fun. Not that she’s completely opposed to the idea. After a surprise attack from two British soldiers, Nate takes a fall into the freezing River. Amaya uses her Seal power to save him and helps cure his hypothermia. Doing that requires skin-to-skin contact, and of course, one thing leads to another, and Amaya learns what Nate was talking about first hand.This relationship works, which is surprising. Romance has not been one of Legends‘s strongest elements. It works partially because they’ve taken enough time getting here that the buildup and flirting feel natural. The other reason is that Nick Zano and Maisie Richardson-Sellers have great chemistry together. Their interactions feel real and fun. Finally, Legends of Tomorrow has a couple worth rooting for.Maisie Richardson- Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen (Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW)Back on the Waverider, Rip gains entrance and storms the ship. As Jax fights off a random Redcoat, Rip tears the place apart looking for the Spear fragment. Jax defeats the soldier and runs from Rip, who offers to bring his father back if Jax gives it up. Fortunately, Jax is stronger than that, refusing to give up the spear. He leads Rip into a trap, but Atom triggers it early while running from a rat. Rip finds Martin and Sara, and threatens to choke Sara to death if Jax doesn’t give him the Spear. Jax does, but Rip crushes her throat anyway.Jax grabs a gun and goes to kill Rip, just as Atom gets the power working again. Gideon comes back online just in time to save Sarah’s life. Jax finds Rip, who implies that the darkness he’s showing was always inside him. Given the death of his infant son, Rip feels there’s no point in protecting history, so he might as well destroy it. That feeling wasn’t just put there by Thawne. Jax is about to shoot Rip, but Sara arrives in time to stop him. She convinces Jax to drop the gun. On Christmas, we remember to be our best selves, she says.Held prisoner in the British camp, Mick is frustrated by Washington’s commitment to honor. He’s ready to die with honor, refusing to break out and “return to Mount Vernon, a scoundrel.”  Mick isn’t having it. He gives Washington a speech about how being American means being a misfit and a proud outcast. He possibly inspires Washington to start using sneak attacks and shooting from behind trees. You know, the way America actually won the revolution.The next morning as Washington is about to be hanged, Mick shoots an explosive barrel and a pretty awesome 18th-century fight ensues. Nate and Amaya show up just in time to shield Washington from the Brits’ bullets and Washington, with his newfound sense of what it means to be an American, suggests a retreat.Franz Drameh as Jax. (Photo: Screenshot via CW)As the episode draws to a close, Nate and Amaya collect the remaining assault rifles from the British and leave Washington to prepare for his midnight river crossing. History is restored, but now Mick is a revolutionary hero with a statue in Washington D.C. The episode ends on a feel-good note with the Legends celebrating Christmas together as a family. Amaya tells Nate that while she had fun the previous night, she still thinks teammates shouldn’t date. Nate says he’s OK with it, but he clearly has feelings for her. Sarah assure’s the Legends will recover the spear and rescue Rip. It’s a heartwarming ending for Christmas in February.Legends of Tomorrow has been knocking it out of the park ever since they got back from the midseason break. This episode had decent action, lots time-travelling fun and some truly great character work. The unseasonal Christmas theme allowed the show to go to some dark places while keeping the levity and humor that makes it great. Jax also got some sorely-needed fleshing out. It was smart of the writers to put him in charge and let us see him in his darkest hour.This is the kind of episode Legends should do more of. It focused on developing the characters while still keeping the time-travel superhero hijinks we love about the show. It’s a difficult balance to strike, but the show nailed it last night. As an added bonus, it instilled a sense of patriotism that’s been hard to come by recently. The whole “outcasts and proud of it” speech was corny, but given real world events, it felt necessary. Sometimes, you need corny. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Celebrate Gamings Favorite Robot Boy With Mega Man 11

first_imgStay on target ‘God Eater 3’ on Switch Brings Franchise Back to Its Roots‘Devil May Cry 5’s’ Kylo Ren Mod Is Angst Overload During its livestream celebrating the 30th anniversary of Mega Man (featuring famous gaming rapper Mega Ran among others) Capcom played a retro-themed retrospective of its classic action-shooter-platforming franchise. We relieved everything from the original NES series of the 1980s to the fast-paced X spin-off of the 1990s to the Pokemon-esque 2000s Battle Network series. But when the video caught up the present, there was just a chunk of depressing emptiness reflecting how dormant the once omnipresent series has been.That void ends now since Mega Man is, once again, coming back. Check out the trailer for the next official entry in the series, Mega Man 11, coming late 2018.Unlike previous recent Mega Man revivals Mega Man 9 and 10, Mega Man 11 ditches the 8-bit sprite art for full 3D graphics within a 2D plane. It’s like his Super Smash Bros. appearance and the Mega Man: Powered Up remake on PSP, or if you’re being less charitable the doomed Mega Man “successor” Mighty No. 9.AdChoices广告Personally I’m cautiously optimistic. I loved Mega Man 9 and think there are still talented designers within Capcom. The characters in Mega Man 11 also have nice, clean designs with a pleasant anime sheen. Mega Man’s arm even changes to match the powers he gains from defeated Robot Masters. But the footage also suggests the early game has a very modest budget, which seems fitting for a Capcom that allegedly spent a pittance on a fighting game featuring freaking Marvel superheroes in it.Fortunately, even if Mega Man 11 disappoints, we’ll soon have other ways to entertain ourselves with The Blue Bomber. At last the Nintendo Switch is getting both entries of the Mega Man Legacy Collection, giving you more classic games on a device that doesn’t yet have an official Virtual Console. Meanwhile, all consoles as well as PC will soon receive re-releases of the Mega Man X series.While it’s not Konami-level dormant, Capcom still seems to be in a somewhat precarious place. Mega Man 11 doesn’t yet look like a AAA-level return to form, but hopefully it’s an indication the Japanese publisher is listening to and providing for fans that gave Mega Man such a legacy in the first place.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Chatbots Can Help Your Team But They Cant Replace Your Team

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 6 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free The use of chatbots has exploded this year and continues to create opportunities for businesses all around the globe. Entrepreneurs who understand this technology have more ways to interact with their customer base because these chatbots put their business right in the middle of the action.If you’re still new to the idea, let me explain. A chatbot allows you to have a quasi-conversation with a computer. Thanks to new developments in artificial intelligence, these chatbots can interpret your requests, and, based on particular rules in programming, can direct you to an answer or have a conversation with you in order to help you in some way.Related: Chatbots for Entreprise Customer ServiceWhen you want to understand the business aspects of chatbots for your company, you want to talk to Paul Armstrong. Armstrong runs HERE/FORTH, the advisory that helps business leaders decide how to best use rapidly changing and emerging technologies, and is the author of Disruptive Technologies; Understand, Evaluate and Respond.I sat down with Armstrong to determine the right path to take when deciding if chatbots are right for your business. Here are three key takeaways from our conversation. 1. Chatbots can’t take the place of human interaction.Chatbots are generally built on the back of a previously created platform like Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp. Armstrong believes that ultimately, chatbots are meant to reduce strain, save money or speed up something in order to make or save money. Armstrong also believes that small businesses will be more tempted to overuse them when corresponding with their audience, thinking they’ll attract more customers when in fact, the bots could alienate existing customers. Sometimes the human touch, while costly, is the best result.The online workspace is ever-changing, and it’s up to you to determine which aspects are best, not only for your business, but also for the people who patronize your business. With chatbots, you take the chance of a poorly processed program losing a client or potential customer —  which could have been avoided had you just used a more personal touch for your business.One of the ways you can test the waters of chatbots is to design one to answer commonly asked questions you get from your audience daily. This will save you time and will allow your business to help a person with a pressing question by automating this one answer, or perhaps two. Ease into the chatbot waters slowly as your business progresses towards new technology because it can never take the place of a human conversation.2. Customers should be allowed to opt out of chatbot conversations.For Armstrong, this should be a standard practice for businesses who use chatbots. “People shouldn’t be railroaded into using a bot against their will and yet this is a strategy. I am seeing more and more. It won’t work for aging populations and is already seeing backlash online.”First of all, when the conversation starts between your chatbot and your customer, be transparent. This whole strategy isn’t about tricking people into believing they are having a conversation with a real human being, but to help them solve their problems quicker and bring results faster. There should be a safeword programmed into your chatbot which will let it know when the customer wants more or needs to talk to a real representative.Related: No One Is Happier About Customer Service Chatbots Than the People They Are Designed to ReplaceThe main point here is to use your bot in the first stages of the quandary, and then allow it to hand the customer off to you or one of your employees for further help. If the customer’s question or problem cannot be solved with one or two messages, then the bot should know it’s time to hand this off to someone who can help even further. Don’t just give your customers an option to opt out of a conversation with your chatbot, but have it programmed to know when it can no longer be of service to them and bring someone else in to help.3. The multi-faced chatbot for business.Created well, chatbots have the potential to build your businesses very quickly. They can save you time and money, and they can wear many hats within your company.Armstrong suggests if you have a lot of low level calls about things that are on the website or could be answered simply, you may want think about creating a chatbot and educating your consumers about their other options. Another reason to get a chatbots could be to lower the information needed to be gathered by a human before a telephone call — this is one of the most frequently cited things that annoys customers about calls —  or it may simply be a more convenient way for your customer to communicate with you.“Ultimately, the question to ask yourself is what job or jobs can or do our consumers want us to do with them?” Armstrong said. Understanding this question, you begin to realize the benefits chatbots have within your business. They are less costly to develop than apps, and the customer does not need to download your programming for it to work. Chatbots can easily be shared between people who are already on a chat platform or group, and those who are early adopters of your chatbot can improve customer loyalty within your business.What job does the customer need you (or the chatbot) to perform? This is the main question you should be asking yourself. Does it make sense to create a chatbot for your client base or audience? Your chatbot can be multi-faceted and well-equipped to take your business into the new era of business technology, however, it will be up to you to determine how you are going to use this powerful piece of equipment within your business.Related: Why Chatbots Are Failing Your CustomersIn conclusion.Chatbots are a great way to stay in touch with your congregation and keep a consistent line of help between your business and your audience. Whether you are just thinking about creating a chatbot for your company or you have already been in the trenches with this tech for a while now, there is one question you need to ask yourself: “Is this helping my audience and giving them the best possible customer care on behalf of my business?” If so, carry on, and continue to impress and influence. September 12, 2017last_img read more

Act Fast 60 Off 2019 iPad Mini

first_imgUnlike the iPad Mini 4, the Editor’s Choice 2019 iPad Mini sports a brighter and more colorful screen than its predecessor, better cameras, and can run a variety of augmented reality apps. Unfortunately, it packs the same big-bezel design as the iPad Mini 4, but what counts is performance — and the 2019 will not let you down.In our Geekbench 4 test, which measures overall performance, the 2019 iPad Mini notched a multiscore of 11,515. That matches the performance of the iPhone XS. By comparison, the Lenovo Tab 4 10 scored a 4,097, which doesn’t even come close to the iPad’s test results.The tablet includes Apple Pencil support and a 10-hour battery life. If you prefer Apple’s Pro tablets, Amazon has the current-gen iPad Pro 11-inch Tablet on sale for $674 ($125 off) and iPad Pro 12.9-inch Tablet on sale for $849 ($150 off). Both are at their lowest prices ever.AdvertisementRakuten’s deal is the best we’ve seen to date for the iPad Mini. Just keep in mind that the coupon expires at midnight. Best Laptop Deals of Today by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoCNN International for ANAWhy Tennis Pundits Are Tipping This WomanCNN International for ANAUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndoTODAYCeline Dion Discusses Her Recent Weight Loss: ‘Everything’s Fine’TODAYUndoAdvertisement Apple Announces New iPadsTwo models get the latest A12 Bionic chipVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0000:5100:51Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:07How to Find Your MAC Address in Windows 1001:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display关闭 center_img Packed with a blazing fast A12 Bionic processor, the 2019 iPad Mini is the fastest and most versatile mini tablet you can buy.Today only, Rakuten has the 2019 iPad Mini (64GB) on sale for $339.99 via coupon code “SAVE15”. That’s $60 off and the best price we’ve seen for Apple’s new tablet. (By comparison, Amazon has it for $389, which is just $10 off. It’ll possibly be on sale for Amazon Prime Day, but unlikely to be this cheap).Buy the 2019 iPad Mini for $339.99 via “SAVE15” ($60 off)last_img read more

Update Massive manhunt for suspects after armed robbery at wholesaler in Ladysmith

first_imgPolice have launched a massive manhunt after an armed robbery took place at Buy ‘n Save in Illing Road this morning (June 28).6 thugs armed with guns and knives were involved in the robbery.It is believed that three of the men monitored the business and waited for the store to open.Also read: Breaking News: Police hunt for suspects after armed robbery at wholesaler in Ladysmith this morningRead also: Update: Elite K9 Unit officers recover stolen items after armed robbery at wholesaler in LadysmithThey then alerted their accomplices to go in. Staff members heard guns being cocked and were ordered to get down on the floor. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Cash and personal belongings were stolen from staff and customers. The robbers then proceeded to help themselves to money out of the safe and cash registers, also taking cigarettes and airtime.Suspects fled on foot.No one was injured, but staff and customers are traumatised after the horrific ordeal.Management is grateful that no one was injured. “Robberies can happen anywhere; we’re just delighted that no one was hurt or killed,” is the message from management.K9 Unit officers are hunting for the suspects who robbed the store.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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first_img July 14, 2008 � The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center in Chattanooga, TN, will install an Aurora 1.5 Tesla Dedicated Breast MRI System, replacing the traditional full-body MRI system. The 12,000 square foot women�s center offers a team of breast health specialists and the latest technology to fight breast disease and serves more than half of the breast cancer patients in Chattanooga, TN. The center reportedly chose the Aurora System to offer a targeted tool that will best service the specific needs of their patients. Prior to the installation of the Aurora System, the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center shared a traditional full-body MRI system with the Memorial�s general imaging center, which was at more than 100 percent of its capacity, posing an inconvenience for patients in need of a timely breast MRI. �Our center now has exceptional MRI capabilities provided by the Aurora System, which has recently detected a lesion on a patient that was not seen on mammogram or ultrasound. This type of high-quality result makes a big difference not only in the convenience for our patients, but it also helps us provide patients with the most thorough and most efficient medical care available,� said Jessie Varnell, M.D., co-medical director, MaryEllen Locher Breast Center.The Aurora System is an FDA-cleared dedicated breast MRI system specifically developed for the detection, diagnosis and treatment monitoring of breast disease. It features an exclusive precision gradient coil design to provide a large homogeneous elliptical field of view to image both breasts, the chest wall and axillae in a single bilateral scan.For more information: and FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | July 13, 2008 Breast Center Replaces Full-Body MRI with Dedicated Breast MRI last_img read more

Fewer passengers larger cabins on more of Taucks river ships

first_imgTags: Tauck << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Tauck has completed “massive reconfigurations” on two of its river cruise ships, with a redesign that reduces passenger capacity by 17% and adds larger cabins.Both the ms Treasures and ms Esprit are back in Tauck’s riverboat fleet following the radical revamp. The Treasures and Esprit are the last of Tauck’s four 110-metre ships to undergo the transformation. Tauck’s two other 110-metre ships, the ms Sapphire and ms Emerald, have been similarly reconfigured.Tauck says it wants to continue to “prioritize creating larger cabins and roomier public areas for its guests, rather than taking the more conventional approach of maximizing passenger count”.MS TREASURES – COMPASS ROSE DINING ROOMMS TREASURES – LOUNGEThe Treasures and Esprit were fully gutted in a down-to-the-studs refurbishment, with the most noticeable change occurring on the Ruby (middle) Decks, where 30 150-square-foot cabins in each ship’s original configuration were replaced by 20 larger cabins measuring 225 square feet.More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthWith the total number of cabins reduced from 59 to 49, each ship’s overall capacity has been reduced from 118 passengers to 98 per vessel – a 17% reduction.The Treasures and Esprit will sail on Tauck’s cruises along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, including the popular ‘Amsterdam to Budapest by Riverboat’ itinerary.MS ESPRITMS ESPRIT – RECEPTIONMS ESPRIT – LOUNGEWith the reconfiguration Tauck says it expects the 14-night journey (which also operates from Budapest to Amsterdam) to become even more popular.In addition to the 20 new 225-square-foot cabins, each of Tauck’s 110-metre ships already have 14 300-square-foot suites. As a result, cabins measuring 225 square feet or larger now account for 69% of all accommodations, which Tauck says is the highest percentage of such cabins on any 110-metre riverboats in Europe.Tauck continues to staff each ship with a Tauck Cruise Director and a full complement of three Tauck Directors. Posted by Thursday, April 12, 2018 center_img Fewer passengers, larger cabins on more of Tauck’s river ships Share Travelweek Group last_img read more

Costa Rica named top tourism destination in new global survey

first_imgRelated posts:Madrid goalie Keylor Navas named Costa Rica tourism ambassador Costa Rica hopes Chinese tourists will think pura vida for their next vacation Crime against tourists down, says Costa Rica’s Tourism Police director 7 things to consider before retiring abroad Rain forests, volcanoes, world-class beaches, great weather,sloths, what’s not to like? A new global survey confirmed that tourists love Costa Rica, naming the country most recommended tourism destination in the world.The Global Tourism Monitor Survey asked 23,000 globetrotters from 26 countries where they had traveled during the previous 12 months and which destination they would more recommend based on their experience there. The report, released Monday, ranked the top 65 most recommended destinations.Austria came in second, followed by Israel, New Zealand and Italy.Ukraine, Malaysia, China, Indonesia and Tunisia were the five least recommended destinations, according to the survey conducted by BDRC Continental.While Costa Rica placed atop the list of most recommended destination, no other Latin American country made the top 10.Latin America and the Caribbean placed among the least popular regions with only 6 percent of respondents saying they were “seriously” planning to travel to the region. Europe ranked the highest among potential travelers with 43 percent planning to travel there, followed by 27 percent in the Asian Pacific. Only 4 percent said they planned to take their holiday in Africa or the Middle East.Costa Rica received a record-breaking 2.4 million tourists during 2013, according to the Costa Rican Tourism Board.Here’s the list of the top 10 most recommended destinations (with a three-way tie for 10th place):1. Costa Rica2. Austria3. Israel4. New Zealand5. Italy6. Japan7. Croatia8. USA9. Norway10. Canada10. Greece10. United Kingdom…and the 10 least recommended:56. Bulgaria57. Russia58. Albania59. Cambodia60. India61. Ukraine62. Malaysia63. China64. Indonesia65. Tunisia Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Kazakhstan to ease its visa regime and flight frequency to boost tourism

first_imgHoliday Merchants in association with Global Air Kazakhstan had recently organised a destination workshop themed ‘Kazakhstan-The Hidden Jewel’. The workshop was graced by Bulat Sarsenbayev, Ambassador, The Republic of Kazakhstan to India along with Vikas Khanduri, CEO, Holiday Merchants; Akmaral Yechshanova, Kazakhstan Tourism Board and Gulden Ospanova, Global Air Kazakhstan.The Ambassador said, “We commenced our operations in India in 2014, since then the tourism has grown by 30-40%. To make it more convenient, we are going to simplify the visa regime. From January 2017, the Embassy is entitled to commence the process of issuing business visa. We are also awaiting an approval from our Indian counterparts on the draft of the agreement of the group visas, through which we can appoint some travel agencies or chambers to take care of the Kazakh representation in India.”The tourism board of Kazakhstan is working towards increasing the frequency of flights from India to Kazakhstan and vice versa. Currently, Kazakhstan has seven flights a week from Almaty, Kazakhstan to Delhi. They aim to make it 9-10 flights a week; add Astana to its network, and later on to another destination in Kazakhstan. According to the statistics issued by the Indian government and informed by the Ambassador more than 16,000 tourists have visited India from Kazakhstan in 2015-16. On the other hand, the number of Indian travellers to Kazakhstan was 8,000 for the year 2015-16; and 10,000 visitors for 11 months so far (2016).Vikas Khanduri, CEO, Holiday Merchants, said, “Having partnered with Global Air for this event with the support of Embassy of Kazakhstan in India, we have launched special packages for our Indian travellers to Almaty. Having lot of requests for central Asian countries- Kazakhstan being the highest in demand especially in the MICE segment, we have partnered with tour operators in Kazakhstan to commence the tourism practices to and fro.”Beyond improving their flight frequency and policies in visa, the Embassy is working towards introducing E-Visa facility. They will also host an exhibition expo titled ‘Future Energy’, for business travellers catering to the MICE market.last_img read more

Capsilon Appoints Chief Technology Officer

first_img in Headlines, News, Technology Capsilon Appoints Chief Technology Officer July 31, 2014 467 Views Capsilon Movers & Shakers 2014-07-31 Tory Barringercenter_img Capsilon, a provider of cloud-based document management solutions for mortgage lenders and investors, introduced its new chief technology officer (CTO), naming V.J. Anand to the position.Anand has more than a decade of experience in the computer industry, specializing in software-as-a-service (SaaS), data management, and mobile solutions.Before joining Capsilon, Anand served as CTO for a real-time marketing analytics firm that he helped found. He also previously served as CTO at Lyris, a global SaaS provider in email and digital marketing solutions.Sanjeev Malaney, CEO of Capsilon, said Anand’s addition to the team comes at a crucial time as lenders seek out innovation to give themselves a competitive edge.”V.J. brings deep experience in SaaS platforms, big data, and mobile solutions to Capsilon, experience that will be critical as we continue to bring innovative solutions to the mortgage industry,” Malaney said.For his part, Anand said he is excited to take on the role.”The pace of innovation at Capsilon is remarkable, and our Capsilon DocVelocity platform provides lenders the capabilities they need to optimize operations, increase productivity and reduce costs with every loan,” he said. “I’m thrilled to be leading such a talented team that continues to bring innovation to the mortgage industry.” Sharelast_img read more

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