Sydney: Australia moved to counter foreign interference at its universities Wednesday, establishing a task force to help protect sensitive research, cyberdefences and free speech. With concern growing about China’s clout on campuses Down Under, education minister Dan Tehan announced more intensive consultation between schools and government officials — including spy agencies. The group will focus on bolstering cyberdefences, protecting sensitive intellectual property and making sure collaboration with foreign individuals or organisations does not hurt Australia’s national interests. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USTehan stressed the need to strike a balance between the “national interest” and universities’ “freedom to pursue research and collaboration that expands our knowledge and leads to life-improving innovations.” That balance has been called into question by a series of hacks, controversial donations and incidents of on-campus intimidation linked to Beijing. A data breach at the Australian National University last year exposed sensitive staff and student data going back two decades. Australian universities have taken tens of millions of dollars from Beijing to establish “Confucius Institutes” that steer clear of issues damaging to China’s ruling Communist Party. They have resisted calls to register the institutes under new foreign interference laws.
TORONTO – The Toronto stock market erased an early loss to register a solid gain as traders balanced strong earnings reports from two of Canada’s big banks and major acquisition news from Canada’s tech sector with disappointing U.S. economic data.The S&P/TSX composite index rose 78.58 points to 11,511.8 while the TSX Venture Exchange inched up 0.3 of a point to 1,289.73.The tepid performance caps a month most traders are happy to see come to an end as worries about the eurozone, worsening economic conditions in the region and slower Chinese economic growth have resulted in sharp losses. The TSX is down 6.65 per cent for the month, weighed particularly by the resource sector as commodity prices have sunk to multi-month lows.“The resource sector is awful,” said Fred Ketchen, manager of equity trading at Scotia Capital, noting that the base metals sector has plunged 21 per cent this year. Copper plunged 12.4 per cent this month alone.“Like the rest of the world, China has slowed down . . . and that doesn’t enthuse anybody because here we were led to believe earlier in the year that China was the area that was going to save the world because of all this demand.”Markets could find some lift Friday after the Chinese government reports its most recent purchasing managers index.Canada’s largest IT services company, Montreal-based CGI Group (TSX:GIB.A), plans to more than double the size of its global workforce and total revenue through a friendly, $3.1-billion deal to acquire U.K. firm Logica PLC. CGI shares surged $2.94 or 13.99 per cent to $23.95.Another sharp drop in commodity prices and weak American data sent the Canadian dollar down 0.35 of a cent to 96.81 cents US, its lowest close in 2012.U.S. markets were in the red after payroll processing firm ADP said the U.S. private sector created just 133,000 jobs this month, less than the 150,000 that economists had expected.Meanwhile, economists have been expecting that the U.S. government’s non-farm payrolls report being released Friday will show the American economy cranked out about 140,000 jobs.And the number of Americans filing for jobless insurance last week came in higher than expected — 383,000 versus the 370,000 anticipated.U.S. economic growth was revised lower for the first quarter to 1.9 per cent from 2.2 per cent.And just after the open, other data showed a deterioration in a widely watched index measuring the health of the manufacturing sector in the U.S. Midwest. The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index came in at 52.7, still showing expansion but down sharply from the April showing of 56.2.The Dow industrials lost 26.41 points to 12,393.45, the Nasdaq composite index fell 10.02 points to 2,827.34 and the S&P 500 index was down 2.99 points at 1,310.33.“You put all that stuff which is showing no growth basically in the U.S. and then you have all the worries, either real or imagined in Europe, and everything keeps playing against you here,” added Ketchen.“And until we get over this, I guess we’re going to have to put up with it.”The TSX financial sector was up 1.54 per cent after CIBC (TSX:CM) said it earned $811 million of net income in the second quarter, up from $767 million in the comparable period last year. That amounted to $1.90 per diluted share of net income, or $2 per share on an adjusted basis, 12 cents higher than analyst expectations. CIBC’s total revenue was just under $3.1 billion and its shares rose $1.74 to $72.07.National Bank of Canada (TSX:NA) shares added 52 cents to $73.66 as it reported a $553-million profit in the second quarter, up 69 per cent from the same time last year. The bank also announced it was increasing its quarterly dividend to common shareholders by five per cent to 79 cents per share. Excluding special items, National Bank had $347 million of net income in the three months ended April 30, up six per cent from a year earlier.The resource sector was a drag on the TSX as commodity prices continued to slide and the base metals sector fell 0.37 per cent with copper extending Wednesday’s seven-cent drop, down two cents at US$3.37 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) fell 35 cents to C$30.94 and Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) lost 31 cents to $9.75.The energy sector was flat with the July crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange down $1.29 to US$86.53 for a loss of 17 per cent on the month amid worries about the future of the eurozone and the health of the region’s banking sector.The gold sector was also negative as bullion dipped 20 cents to US$1,564 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) faded 19 cents to $37.70.Concerns about Europe have lately been focusing on Spain’s banking system, especially after Bankia, the country’s fourth-largest lender, last week announced it needed €19 billion in state aid.Investors are worried that Bankia’s woes might be replicated across Spain’s banking sector, which has suffered badly from the collapse of the construction sector. An economic recession has fuelled concern that the country will become the fourth euro country to be bailed out.Nervous traders have sent the yield on Spain’s 10-year bond to around the 6.5 per cent mark and not far from the seven per cent threshold that is considered to be unsustainable in the long-run.But Greece remains at the centre of worry about the future of the eurozone, particularly after inconclusive elections May 6 saw increased support for parties dead set against the austerity measures that have allowed the country to keep afloat on massive international bailouts. Uncertainty over Greece will rattle markets at least until the next Greek election June 17. TSX rises amid solid bank earnings, tech sector deal, jobs data disappointment by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted May 31, 2012 5:01 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Mine Site Technologies and its distributors for eastern US, CSE Corp, have completed the latest demonstrations of the Two-Way PED System in West Virginia. Undertaken at Patriot Coal’s Federal No.2 Coal Mine, the demonstrations (messaging between surface and underground) were witnessed by Peabody Energy personnel, as well as representatives from Consol Energy, MSHA and NIOSH. Federal No.2 was an excellent locations as it provided two areas within the one mine that demonstrations could be undertaken with different depths of cover; one at 230 m and the other at 335 m.In both instances two-way messaging was achieved with signals propagating directly through-the-earth from the miner underground to the surface installation. The received signal strength was reduced at the 335 m deep section of the mine as expected, but was still sufficient for two-way messaging back and forth. Additionally the test site was a ‘worst case’ location as it also had an electrical sub-station earthing mat in the area, which added further attenuation to the signals. Having achieved two-way messaging to a depth of 480 m at West Cliff coal mine in Australia it was expected to operate successfully, but ensuring the signal penetration in the geological setting of eastern US coal measures made the demonstrations very worthwhile.The development plan is to have production versions of the Two-Way PED Refuge Bay Stations available to the industry by the end of 2008. The Refuge Bay Station will allow through-the-earth signaling from strategic places underground such has Refuge Bays, SCSR caches, etc, so people can communicate with the surface and advise of their movements, number and condition of the people at that location. Designed to withstand fire and explosion, the Refuge Bay Stations will remain operational and available to personnel underground whatever happens to the mines other hard wired and fixed communication systems. The intent of the Federal Miners Act was to encourage the development of a truly wireless system. That is, a system where “wireless” means a communication method with virtually no hard wiring underground; and not just a system that depends on extensive underground infrastructure with just the last link in that extensive chain being a wireless radio link. The only way to eliminate extensive cabling and infrastructure underground is to have the communication system transmit directly through rock strata. MST and CSE are confident that the Refuge Bay Station will be the only product to meet this requirement of being truly wireless and appreciate the interest and testing support shown by Peabody, Consol, MSHA and NIOSH in the development to date.
If, like me, you’ve been sat playing Doom 3 BFG for the past couple of weeks, you’ll be glad to hear Bethesda and id Software have just released an update for it on PC (and the source code, but we’ll get to that in a minute).The patch should be applied automatically next time you load up Steam, and it fixes a number of issues you may or may not have noticed while playing as well as introducing some new options.Top of the list is improved shadow casting, which should now happen for all projectiles if you enable it in the menu. You can also force v-sync rather than relying on the game’s smart version, and anti-aliasing can be pushed up to 16x for Nvidia graphics cards.Other than that you can now mess with the field of view settings, use controller bindings, disable checkpoints if you want even more of a challenge, and you’ll notice the default brightness of the game has changed. I’m assuming this means it’s brighter by default as it was pretty dark the first time I loaded the game up. Finally, it’s also harder to cheat due to a range of new anti-cheat measures being implemented.With the game patch applied, the more geeky among you may also want to head on over to GitHub, where id has kindly decided to share the source code for the updated game engine. There’s no game data included in the source code as that’s still protected by id Software and Bethesda. However, what’s important here is the updated engine is being shared with the community so they can learn from and modify it if they so wish.id Software has a long history of sharing the engine source code for its games, and it’s about as close as you can get to seeing how John Carmack thinks. Thankfully, if reading source code isn’t your thing, Fabien Sanglard has come to the rescue with his code reviews. He hasn’t covered the BFG version of the engine yet, but his Doom 3 Code Review is fantastic, as are his other reviews.These engines are an invaluable resource for budding programmers who want to get into the very complex field of game engine development. Looking back at how Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake were made should open your eyes to the work involved and how clever you need to be to overcome the restraints put in place by hardware limitations over the years.Bethesda Blog and GitHub
Undated photo provided by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office showing Oliver Funes Machada A US TEENAGER has been arrested for allegedly cutting his mother’s head off with a butcher knife, police said yesterday.Authorities found Oliver Funes Machada, 18, on Monday in the front yard of his house in a small town in North Carolina as he held his 35-year-old mother’s severed head in one hand and the knife in the other.“The nature of the scene is kind of graphic. There was a decapitation and when the officers arrived, he was with the decapitation in his hand and it was a gruesome scene,” said Franklin County Sheriff Kent Winstead.The body of the mother, Yesenia Funes, was found inside the house.Two small girls aged two or three were also in the house and in seemingly good condition, Winstead added.The attack happened in the small town of Zebulon near the capital city Raleigh and it was Funes Machada himself who called the authorities after the killing.The teenager surrendered without putting up resistance and has been charged with first-degree murder. The house in Zebulon, North Carolina, where the incident took place. Source: Jonathan Drew/AP PhotoAuthorities are evaluating the mental state of Funes, who’s been described as “profoundly disturbed” by his attorney.His public defender, Louisburg attorney C. Boyd Sturges III, said in a phone interview that he spoke with Funes Machada for an hour in the Franklin County jail.“It does appear there’s some substantial mental health issues involved in this case,” Sturges said. “I’m not a doctor, so I can’t really elaborate. He’s a pretty profoundly disturbed young man in a mental health kind of way.”Neighbor Randy Mullins said he believes the other children were the suspect’s siblings.Mullins was leaving his house minutes after the first deputy arrived and he said he saw the woman’s head lying in the front yard about five feet from the porch.The deputy appeared to have just handcuffed the suspect and seemed rattled when Mullins approached to ask if he needed help.“You could see in his face he had a lot of concern. I’m not saying he was scared, but you could tell he was concerned,” Mullins said of the deputy.Mullins then went back to his house across the street and told his 91-year-old mother to stay inside. He said a half-dozen more law enforcement vehicles arrived within minutes and a deputy covered the woman’s head.“I couldn’t believe it. Things like that don’t happen,” said Mullins, 59, who has lived in the neighborhood for 25 years. “You can’t believe somebody would do that. You hear about that, but it never happens across the street from you.”- © AFP 2017With reporting from the Associated PressRead: Trump targets critic by name on Twitter after Republican backlash to his health planRead: Woman and two young girls killed in overnight apartment fire 19,150 Views By AFP Wednesday 8 Mar 2017, 4:42 PM Mar 8th 2017, 4:42 PM Undated photo provided by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office showing Oliver Funes Machada Image: Tanya Creech/Franklin County Sheriff’s Office via AP Image: Tanya Creech/Franklin County Sheriff’s Office via AP http://jrnl.ie/3277356 ‘It was a gruesome scene’: Teenager arrested for allegedly decapitating mother in US Authorities found the 18-year-old with his mother’s severed head in one hand and a knife in the other. 41 Comments Share5 Tweet Email Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A young boy is hospitalized Tuesday after being struck by a vehicle and sustaining a serious injury to his left leg, police said.It happened shortly before 6:30 p.m. Monday in the 4700 block of Newport Avenue, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.The child’s family was walking on the north side of the street looking at Christmas lights on the south side of the street when the 7-year-old boy stepped from the north curb into the street and was struck by a 2006 Lexus sedan driven by a 55-year-old male headed west on Newport Avenue, Buttle said.The victim was transported to a hospital with a serious leg injury, which was not believed to be life-threatening, Buttle said.The Lexus driver remained at the scene and cooperated with officers, Buttle said.Intoxication was not believed to have been a factor in the crash, he said. Posted: December 18, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter December 18, 2018 Boy hit by car while looking at Christmas lights in Ocean Beach KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom,
The end of the road, May 25, 2015. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh)Gov. Bill Walker committed $21 million to the Juneau Access Project with his signature Wednesday on the state’s capital budget.Listen nowBack in 2016, the governor decided against building the ever-controversial road megaproject citing the state’s fiscal crisis. Why was the road money spared the veto?Business interests, environmentalists, politicians and neighbors in Juneau, Haines and Skagway have gone round and round for years on whether to build the road.“We’re delighted that the money was left in the budget, it’s back where it belongs and it gives us an opportunity to continue working on an important project for Juneau,” Denny DeWitt, head of the pro-road First Things First Alaska Foundation, said.“We were disappointed in Gov. Walker’s decision not to veto this dead end project, given his opposition to wasteful megaprojects,” Buck Lindekugel, attorney with the environmental group Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, said. “But we urge him to continue to press his DOT commissioner to issue a decision selecting the no-build alternative this summer and address our other pressing transportation needs expeditiously.”They’re referring to money lawmakers cobbled together for the road late in this year’s legislative session, which came from past, unspent transportation earmarks for upper Lynn Canal.It’s a small victory for road supporters. Major hurdles to get to construction are still there.Like securing huge federal grants, which largely hinges on reversing Walker’s 2016 decision not to build the road.The governor’s spokesman Austin Baird said Walker’s policy on the road isn’t shifting. He said the governor didn’t veto the road money because it didn’t draw from new general fund money.Previously, state plans called for extending Glacier Highway in Juneau about 48 miles north to the Katzehin River.A new ferry terminal would be built there for a short trip to the road system via Haines or Skagway. State estimates from 2014 put the initial construction cost at $574 million.Meanwhile, the state Department of Transportation’s final environmental review document on the project is expected this summer. Presumably, it will confirm the governor’s no-build decision.
– / 7Ilham Dawood has been knitting for The Community Cloth since arriving to Houston as an Iraqi refugee in 2010. She said she enjoys buying her own clothes or things for the house with her earnings, but for her, the knitting offers more than some financial freedom. “The knitting is a cure for me, like the medicine, for my depression,” said Dawood. “I like it.” Since leaving behind her loved ones in war-torn Baghdad, knitting has offered some peace and purpose, Dawood said. Her hats, scarves, and other goods are sold online, in stores (Forth + Nomad) and at special events. Listen Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaIlham Dawood has been knitting scarfs, headbands and hats for nearly ten years through The Community Cloth.Refugee women are gaining financial independence through a unique Houston-area program called The Community Cloth. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Share The program currently supports 33 Houston-based artisans by selling their products, teaching them about local trends, offering workshops and training to improve techniques, and helping them manage their finances. Many of the artisans have never had a bank account in their home countries, so The Community Cloth also helps them open an account and manage their earnings.“They learn how to do direct deposit and really take ownership of their income, which is something that many of them hadn’t been able to do before,” said Gislaine Williams, Community Relations Director for The Alliance, the refugee organization that now runs The Community Cloth. Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaScarves are made from bamboo and tencel by refugee artisans from Myanmar.Though Dawood perfected her knitting skills in the United States, other artisans use skills that have been passed down for centuries.For example, Williams said refugees from Myanmar have been able to preserve their tradition of backstrap loom weaving since making the move to Houston.“That’s something that had been handed down to them for generations and they’re able to continue doing it here in Houston,” said Williams, “And now many of the artisans are passing it down to their teenage daughters as well and their daughters are able to participate in The Community Cloth.” 00:00 /01:07
Kolkata: Bankura has ranked first among 412 districts in the Open Defecation Free (ODF) contest in the country organised by the Centre in connection with World Toilet day.The Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation had organised a nationwide contest to select the best ODF district in the country from November 9 to 19, 2018. Accordingly, 412 districts from 25 states and union territories had taken part in the contest. The result of the contest was announced by the ministry on Wednesday. Bankura bagged the first prize, followed by Ganderbal in Jammu and Kashmir and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. Murshidabad has bagged the 9th position. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBengal and Jharkhand are the two states having two districts each among the first 12 states in the country. The 12 states are Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Meghalaya, besides Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh. Cooch Behar district has received a special mention. It may be mentioned that Mission Nirmal Bangla was announced before the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, which was announced by the Prime Minister on October 2, 2014. Accordingly, the Panchayat and Rural Development department had taken special drives to make the districts ODF. Nadia became country’s first ODF district. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedMassive campaigns were launched by the Panchayat and Rural Development department in this regard. Senior officials of the department visited the districts to oversee the work and surprise visits were conducted. Teams were set up in the districts that had urged the people to use the toilet and not defecate in the open. Folk artistes performed in the campaigns as well. The District Magistrates that took part in the contest took photographs of the toilets and sent them to the ministry. The information submitted by them was cross-checked and finally the best ODF district was announced. It is hoped that all the districts in Bengal will be ODF by March, much ahead of the deadline which is October 2, 2019.
Related Content Siemens’ Magnetom Aera 1.5 T scanner November 28, 2008 — Two new MR scanners are the first to incorporate the innovative Tim and Dot technology. The combination of Tim and Dot delivers patient-centered care and significantly improves productivity across the entire MRI workflow. Magnetom Aera 1.5 Tesla and Magnetom Skyra 3T scanners were unveiled at RSNA this week with the goal of increasing productivity and improving patient experience. Both systems provide 70- cm Open-bore design together with the Tim and Dot innovations, increasing efficiency and ease of use. Tim supplies the power needed for superb image quality, while Dot takes away the complexity inherent in MR scanning.The 70 cm Open-bore design of MAGNETOM Aera and Skyra can accommodate a large variety of patient sizes, shapes and conditions. The friendly and open appearance helps to reduce sedation rates, minimizes stress for claustrophobic patients, and leads to higher throughput and more referrals. And the super-short magnets allow many studies to be completed with the patient’s head outside the bore while still supporting a full 50 cm FoV (45 cm in z-direction).Tim’s new ultra high-density array, with up to 204 coil elements combined with a new RF design with up to 128 RF channels, leads to an SNR increase. This enables high-resolution imaging that holds up even when zooming in on multi-station images. The 3T MAGNETOM Skyra is also optimized with Siemens TimTX TrueForm design for greater B1 homogeneity. Clear, sharp images can be viewed with 50 percent more imaging volume and TimTX TrueForm provides the foundation for multi-channel transmit array capabilities at 3T. In addition to Tim and Dot, both the MAGNETOM Aera and MAGNETOM Skyra come with Tim DirectConnect cableless coils and an optional Tim Dockable Table. 510-k approval is pending. For more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more Technology | December 02, 2009 New MR Scanners Boost Productivity Across MRI Workflow News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.C New York City is on track to achieve record-breaking tourism levels in 2010, according to a recent report. During a ceremony at New York City Hall, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was joined by Delta Airlines, elected officials, and NYC & Company (the official marketing, tourism and partnership organisation for the City of New York), to announce that the city hosted approximately 23.5 million visitors in the first half of 2010 – a 4.2 percent increase over 2009 and a new record. “The first half of 2010 has been particularly strong and our early projections show a return to record-breaking visitation levels,” NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta said. “Under the leadership of Mayor Bloomberg, we have created the city’s first global marketing campaign and developed strategic public-private partnerships that have built and promoted the brand of New York City around the world in a way that ensures this US$30 billion industry remains vibrant and engages both visitors and New Yorkers alike.” The strong results were spread across the tourism industry’s sectors. Average hotel occupancy rates for January to June 2010 were up 6.8 percent compared to the same period in 2009, with an additional one million hotel room nights sold. Hotel tax revenue from these sales contributed US $178 million to the city – a 25 percent increase on the previous year. The influx of tourists was facilitated by a 9.4 percent increase in the number of Amtrak non-commuter passengers arriving at Penn Station in the first half of 2010. In-bound passenger traffic at the city’s three major airports was also up 1.2 percent, whilst international arrivals rose 4.8 percent.Tourism remains New York City’s fifth largest industry, contributing more than 300,000 jobs and nearly US$30 billion in direct spending across the city’s five boroughs. Current projections suggest New York will achieve its goal of 50 million annual visitors by 2012.
Munich Airport and Lufthansa are working together to make air travel sustainable and have made a public commitment to the goal of effectively limiting environmental and climate effects. In the new ‘Green Gate’ exhibition in the airport’s satellite terminal, passengers can now learn about the many-faceted programs and initiatives of the two companies to promote sustainable mobility.In the Gate K21 waiting area in the satellite terminal, the partners have created a discovery zone with an appealing visual concept, centred around fascinating aspects of environmental and climate protection. Information panels with short texts, images, infographics, videos and interactive elements offer an easy-to-understand look at the measures already taken to improve the ecological balance as well as the future strategies.With its sustainable design and state-of-the-art climate buffer, the satellite terminal itself sets new standards for energy efficiency. The Green Gate presentation also highlights Lufthansa’s achievements in fuel efficiency, especially with its modern fleet. The prime example is the Airbus A350-900, one of the world’s most innovative passenger aircraft, which Lufthansa operates on its long-haul routes from the Munich hub.“The airport and the airline complement one another and are working to capture synergy effects. This makes Munich Airport a leader in green aviation. Here you can see one of the world’s most advanced long-haul jetliners parked at one of the world’s best terminals. That not only creates greater comfort for passengers. It benefits the environment, too,” said Dr Michael Kerkloh, CEO and President of Munich Airport at the official opening of the Green Gate.Wilken Bormann, CEO of Lufthansa’s Munich Hub, noted the shared climate protection strategy of the aviation industry, which calls for a 1.5% annual improvement in fuel efficiency through to 2020 and a 50% reduction in net CO2 emissions by 2050 as compared with 2005 levels.
June 18, 2018 795 Views AMDC American Mortgage Diversity Council Diversity and Inclusion LGBT Town Hall LGBTQ 2018-06-18 David Wharton in Daily Dose, Featured, journal, News Mortgage Companies Collaborate with Community Diversity Groups On Friday, June 15, the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) and Bank of America hosted the latest in a series of LGBT Town Halls, this one unfolding in Los Angeles, California. Hosted at Bank of America’s Hollywood office, the event brought together participating servicers and local LGBT community groups for a day of discussion regarding issues affecting the LGBT community, both from a homeownership perspective and a workplace inclusion perspective.The event was the fourth such Town Hall organized by the AMDC this year, with previous events happening in Dallas, Chicago, and Miami. Participating organizations included Bank of America, Covenant House California, The Five Star Institute, Fannie Mae, Lambda Legal, Landmark, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP), PennyMac, The Trevor Project, and U.S. Bank.After opening remarks from Derek Templeton, Executive Director of the AMDC, and Kathy Cummings, SVP, Consumer Education at Bank of America and Chair of the AMDC, the day then moved into a discussion of Homeownership and Fair Housing in the LGBT Community. This segment featured John Graff, Chair, NAGLREP Policy Committee.After a brief break, the focus then shifted to Workplace Inclusion and Gender Identity Discrimination, hosted by Shedrick Davis, Western Regional Director for Lambda Legal, a national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and people with HIV.Following lunch, Alana Weinroth, Development Officer, Covenant House California, led a discussion of LGBT Youth Homelessness before Templeton wrapped things up with the event’s closing remarks around noon.“The American Mortgage Diversity Council is committed to continuing to work toward an industry and a culture that is inclusive of all,” Templeton told DS News. “Today’s discussions were useful toward gaining further understanding of the unique concerns of the LGBT community. We look forward to continuing this important work.”In addition to promoting a dialogue between banks, mortgage companies, and LGBT community organizations, this series of AMDC Town Halls will culminate in the creation of a white paper report that will be circulated to thought leaders across the country, including mortgage industry leaders, housing policy experts, and participating LGBT organizations.You can learn more about the AMDC, including their ongoing webinar series exploring topics related to diversity and inclusion, by clicking here. Share
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