Import tax hikes hit Apple particularly hard as it currently imports all models other than the iPhone SE. Rival manufacturers, in contrast, locally assemble almost all the phones they sell in the country.Apple has already increased its prices in the country in response to the previous tax increase, and may now be faced with the prospect of a second price rise at a time it is trying to grow its market share.Read it at 9t5Mac Related Items
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BBJ, who last week said to “look for one more change on OSU’s staff,” tweeted this at James Poling tonight…@james_polingthat was the info I received – that Bill Young was told to find another job & he will *not* return.See @coachingsearch— Bob Barry, Jr. (@bbjsports) January 10, 2013So he…got fired?! That’s surprising considering Gundy’s response to this Young quote last week after the bowl game:Young: Shoot, I’m going to coach until someone tells me I can’t. Gundy said he wants to have him back if that’s what Young wants. (NewsOK)Also, on the rumors, Brendon Morris couldn’t confirm…#OKState cannot confirm Bill Young rumor. Coaches have been off-campus all week.— Brendon Morris (@brendon_wm) January 10, 2013Gina (kinda) couldn’t either, though doesn’t “mixed messages” mean something’s up?@samanthavicent @pokelahoma I’ve been getting very mixed messages from people for weeks. Yesterday, in fact. But I’m looking into it again.— Gina Mizell (@ginamizell) January 10, 2013Whatever the case, I expect this to be resolved by the end of the week since Gundy is so good at squelching out coaching rumo…Kidding, I expect it to be resolved ASAP. Hey, maybe Gundy can try his hand at the offense AND the defense next year.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Source: KTULAll of you guys are leaping up and down as you read that headline, aren’t you? Our Twitter and message board rants finally ran him out of town!Here’s the scoop…Sources tell me Oklahoma State DC Bill Young will not return. Look for Gundy to promote Glenn Spencer. bit.ly/xpkQEX— Pete Roussel (@coachingsearch) January 10, 2013How reliable is the source? No idea, his bio says he “is the #1 most interesting daily read for coaches, college athletic directors, and NFL front-office personnel.”I’d love to knock him (because it would be so easy) but he looks like a hustler and that’s sort of kind of what this site was built on (hustle) so I’ll let it ride. Plus, he seems like he’s competent enough.
disposed real property, such as land and/or buildings items sold at public auction items sold through public tender items donated to non-profit, non-government agencies; scrap waste material sent for recycling computer equipment for the Computer for Schools program; heavy equipment sold at public auction surplus equipment used in school renovations and construction equipment transferred to public school boards. Students, along with community and non-profit groups, continue to benefit from the province’s surplus equipment and materials. Nova Scotia’s Surplus Crown Property Disposal Report, tabled today, Dec.12, in the House of Assembly, outlines how $15.5-million of surplus materials were disposed of during the last fiscal year. “With thousands of employees in the civil service we have a large amount of equipment to keep track of,” said Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “Our inventory control staff ensure nothing goes to waste and that equipment we no longer need goes to groups that can really use it.” The Computers for Schools Program is the main beneficiary of government surplus efforts, receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of used computer equipment. The list includes 1,784 computers, 1,501 keyboards, 618 monitors, and 319 printers. This equipment was refurbished and put into schools throughout Nova Scotia. Non-profit and community groups are able to apply for donations of government surplus items. The report lists thousands of items such as chairs, tables, desks, filing cabinets, and who received them. Items were given to 79 different non-profit organizations and 87 different schools. Other revenue sources outlined in the report include the sale of surplus land, and the sale of equipment by public tender or through public auctions. The sale of surplus land was the largest revenue generator, bringing in more than $15 million, mostly from the sale of the Joseph Howe Building in downtown Halifax. The department’s annual auction of heavy equipment brought in $198,595 and auctions of other surplus equipment raised $132,813. All profits are put toward the province’s bottom line. Surplus items are distributed under the authority of the Surplus Crown Property Disposal Act. The 10 categories of surplus items listed in the report are: The full report is available at http://novascotia.ca/tran/publications/SCPDR.pdf .
OTTAWA – The unfolding North Korean nuclear crisis is exposing Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government to international criticism that it is too soft on nuclear disarmament — and too close to the sabre-rattling Trump administration.International anti-nuclear activists call it a development that could have ominous implications for the government’s bid to win a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council in 2019.Trudeau called on the Security Council to take “decisive action” against North Korea following Sunday’s report of a nuclear detonation by Pyongyang — the latest in a summer of provocations on the Korean Peninsula.However, Canada has not supported a broader effort by the full UN General Assembly to create a treaty that would outlaw nuclear weapons, a document that opens for signing when world leaders meet in New York later this month.More than 120 countries support the treaty, and with Canada seeking a temporary seat on the UN Security Council in 2019, two international anti-nuclear groups say Canada’s stance could hurt its ability to win a seat.Countries vying for a seat on the UN’s most powerful body need the support of at least 128 countries in the General Assembly.The treaty has no support among the countries that actually have nuclear weapons, including the United States, and their military allies, including NATO and Canada.“While we’ve seen a lot of nice words come out of the Trudeau government, policies haven’t really followed — not on nuclear weapons, and not on other weapons issues that Canada has traditionally led on,” Beatrice Fihn, the head of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, said Tuesday from Geneva.“Even if you’re in a military alliance, your military alliance can’t be based on having to support Donald Trump’s threats to use weapons of mass destruction.”Having a strong position on disarmament that is distinct from the five permanent members of the Security Council — all of which have nuclear weapons — can play an important role in campaigning for a temporary two-year seat on the body, she said.“Having a solid reputation as a not-a-puppet-of-the-U.S. is obviously going to be something to your advantage in a Security Council campaign.”The Trudeau government is in the same tight spot as all of its fellow non-nuclear NATO countries: nuclear weapons are at the core of the alliance’s defence policy, said Alyn Ware, the founder of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.If Canada supported the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, it would undermine NATO’s strategic doctrine and place Canada at odds with the alliance, said Ware, whose group is based in Hamburg, Germany.NATO solidarity could have consequences in a future Security Council vote, Ware said in an interview Tuesday.“When it comes to the Security Council, you need the vote in the General Assembly, and in the General Assembly, the majority of countries are anti-nuclear.”Adam Austen, a spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, said Canada supports “concrete” and “meaningful” steps towards disarmament. He cited Canada’s push to revive the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty, which would be designed to rid the world of the key bomb-making ingredients.The government also supports an initiative by Norway to “create a group of governmental experts on nuclear disarmament verification, one of the most challenging obstacles to nuclear disarmament,” he said in an email.Fihn, Ware and others say Canada needs to do more, including working within the NATO alliance to soften its nuclear policy.“I don’t think Canada belongs on the Security Council unless it wants to do the right thing by signing the treaty,” said Metta Spencer, a Canadian disarmament advocate and editor of the quarterly Peace magazine.“Canada could sign the treaty, but with a statement that we’re staying inside NATO and we’re working to get NATO to change its policy.”Douglas Roche, a former Canadian senator and disarmament ambassador, said Canada’s highest foreign policy goal should be to sign the treaty and push for NATO to rid itself of nuclear weapons.“A moment in history has arrived in which Canada will have to decide if it supports nuclear deterrence or nuclear abolition.”
OTTAWA – An international body that regulates worldwide shipping has agreed to stop the use of a highly polluting fuel in the Arctic.But the International Maritime Organization will wait to implement a ban on heavy fuel oil until its impact on northern communities is complete, a caveat inserted at Canada’s request.The organization will “develop a ban on (heavy fuel oil) for use and carriage as fuel by ships in Arctic waters, on an appropriate time scale,” said a spokesman for the United Nations-sponsored group from London, where meetings were taking place.The organization also passed a proposal to force the shipping industry to cut its emissions in half by the middle of the century.Heavy fuel oil, called by some the dirtiest fuel on the planet, presents major spill concerns.“On land, it is considered hazardous waste,” said Kendra Ulrich of Stand.Earth, who was in London to observe the meetings.Heavy fuel oil is also a major source of black carbon, which is considered a significant driver behind climate change because it darkens snow and ice and causes it to melt faster.But because the soot doesn’t remain long in the environment, getting rid of it can result in quick improvements.Heavy fuel oil is already banned in the Antarctic.The ban will now go to a separate committee which will develop concrete proposals to implement the ban. It will also consider how to ensure the ban doesn’t increase the cost of shipping to remote Arctic communities, in response to concerns from Canada.“They are moving forward with a ban,” said Ulrich. “It’s really just a question of when.”Her group is pressing the organization to move quickly, but Ulrich said the earliest a ban could be in place would be 2021.“We’re looking at a huge stride forward, but these international bodies move slowly.”The organization, with Canada’s support, also supported a proposal to require ships in international waters to reduce emissions to 50 per cent below what they were in 2008 by mid-century.Only the United States and Saudi Arabia voted against the idea.“Canada welcomes the agreement reached on an initial strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international maritime shipping,” said Transport Canada spokeswoman Delphine Denis.“Canada will work with international partners to turn attention to developing concrete measures to ensure the initial greenhouse gas strategy begins to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international maritime shipping as soon as possible.”
TORONTO – Home Capital Group Inc. has secured a $500-million standby credit line from two unnamed Canadian banks to replace its more costly emergency funding facility from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.The Toronto-based alternative mortgage lender says its subsidiary Home Trust Company has inked a letter of commitment from two Canadian Schedule 1 banks for the two-year secured line of credit facility.Home Capital’s chief financial officer Brad Kotush says this new credit line has a lower aggregate cost than its current $2-billion funding facility, which matures at the end of June.Last June, Buffett’s investment firm bought a stake in Home Capital Group and provided its subsidiary with a $2-billion line of credit.The credit line gave the Toronto-based lender some much needed liquidity after it faced a run on deposits, amid allegations of misleading disclosure to investors.Kotush says Home Capital has sufficient liquidity and has significantly reduced its reliance on demand deposits, and does not intend to draw on the new, cheaper credit facility.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday refused to further hear the plea of Congress MP Sushmita Dev seeking action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for alleged poll code violations, saying the Election Commission has already decided the complaints.The apex court said it cannot examine the merits of the EC orders, giving clean chits to the BJP leaders, as they gave rise to a fresh cause of action for which another petition has to be filed. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkSince the EC has decided “rightly” or “wrongly” the pending complaints against the Prime Minister and the BJP President, the merits of the orders can be challenged only by filing a fresh petition, said a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta. “The petition has become infructuous as the Election Commission has taken decisions on the complaints,” the bench said. Senior advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for Dev, said the additional affidavit has been filed as the apex court had asked her to bring on record EC’s orders giving clean chit to Modi and Shah on complaints of MCC violations over their alleged hate speeches and using armed forces for “political propaganda”.
Recognizing that East Timor will require international assistance in the period immediately after independence to shore up the new government’s ability to rule, the Security Council today unanimously decided to establish a new United Nations mission to help provide the fledgling nation with the stability necessary for growth and development.According to a resolution adopted this morning, the Council established the UN Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET) for an initial one-year period to provide assistance to core administrative structures critical to the viability and political stability of the new nation.The move also provides interim law enforcement and public security to help in the development of a new law enforcement agency, the East Timor Police Service (ETPS), and contributes to the maintenance of external and internal security of the island nation.Today’s action by the Council comes after UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan recommended the creation of UNMISET to succeed the current UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET), which had been running the territory since October 1999 and will conclude its mandate on 20 May when the territory gains independence.Based on the blueprint provided by Mr. Annan, the new Mission will have a civilian component comprising an office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General with focal points for gender and HIV/AIDS, a Civilian Support Group of up to 100 personnel filling core functions, and a Serious Crimes Unit and a Human Rights Unit. The civilian police component initially will be made up of 1,250 officers, while the military presence will include up to 5,000 troops, including 120 military observers.The resolution also decided that UNMISET will fully devolve over a period of two years all operational responsibilities to the East Timorese authorities “as soon as is feasible, without jeopardizing stability.”Meanwhile in Dili, East Timor’s Chief Minister, Mari Alkatiri, today announced that negotiations have been concluded with Australia on the implementation of the Timor Sea Treaty.In a statement released this afternoon, the Chief Minister said that the negotiations were completed on Thursday, after which the Council of Ministers approved the treaty text and related documents. The Timor Sea Treaty will be signed by Mr. Alkatiri and Australian Prime Minister John Howard on Monday and then submitted to East Timor’s National Parliament for ratification.
Aeran Brent is tired of visitors asking about her store’s name or snapping pictures of the sign outside.Unfortunately, that’s life for a small-business owner whose shop — Isis Bridal and Formal — shares a name with ISIS, the acronym of a notorious Islamic militant group that the United States is fighting in Iraq and Syria.“I’m just like, ‘Come on!’” she says. “I get what’s going on, but can you see it’s a store?”Brent says she wants to rename her store, in southern California, to avoid any confusion with the group sometimes called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.“Isis” is part of more than 270 product, service or business names among active federal trademarks, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. But businesses are not required to register their names, so it is difficult to say how many companies use “Isis,” which is also the name of an Egyptian and pagan goddess.For those companies, the “Isis” name can be damaging. Branding experts say an unfortunate association with a name can scar a company’s reputation even if the connection is coincidental.Take Isis Collections Inc., a New Jersey company that makes weaves, wigs and hair pieces. CEO Phillip Shin says stores have told him that customers will put his company’s products back on the shelf after noticing the Isis label. In the United Kingdom, he’s heard that competitors have joked at trade shows about his business being tied to terrorists.“It’s so stressful,” Shin says, noting that he has spent 20 years building the company’s reputation. “I’ve lost all the benefit of the brand image.”Shin, who named his company after the Egyptian goddess, started removing the Isis label from some packages. But he’s reluctant to give up on such an established brand. He says he wishes the U.S. and European media would stop referring to the militant group as ISIS.Isis Collections has had no sales problems in South Korea, where the media only refers to the group as the Islamic State.Another company, technology startup Isis Wallet, announced in September that it would change its name to Softcard. The joint venture involving AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless launched late last year with an app that allows people to use their smartphones while checking out at a store to get discounts and use credit or loyalty cards.By June, company leaders were thinking about rebranding to avoid confusion with the militant group, which had taken over large swaths of Iraq and later filmed the beheadings of some U.S. journalists and a British aid worker.“However coincidental, we have no desire to share a name with this group, and our hearts go out to those affected by this violence,” CEO Michael Abbott said in a Sept. 3 blog post announcing the new name.Softcard, which also picked its original name to reflect the Egyptian goddess, partners with major companies like American Express. The startup’s executives were worried about asking those partners to continue promoting a product named Isis.“We didn’t want to put anybody in a bad situation,” says Cie Nicholson, senior vice-president of marketing.Changing a brand or an established company name can be a costly and complex move. Just finding a memorable name can be hard because the best ideas are often taken or trademarked, says Allen Adamson, managing director of the branding firm Landor Associates.“It’s not just have a pizza lunch and quickly come up with an alternative,” he says.Softcard’s name change makes sense to Joseph Lewis, a partner with the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg who specializes in trademarks. He noted that the company is new and still building its image. With the old name, they would have had to take the extra step of explaining that they weren’t tied to the Islamic State group.“Brands are owned by companies, but it’s all in the public’s mind and you can only control so much,” he says. “They can control how it is presented, but they can’t always control how it’s perceived.”More established brands that don’t deal directly with consumers may not take as much of a hit. Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. has no plans to change a brand it has built over 25 years. The California company develops drugs and then partners with other companies to sell them.It doesn’t sell products directly to consumers, and its name doesn’t even appear on any of the products it helped develop.So far, only a few investors have asked company officials about the name.“We’ve been around for a while,” says D. Wade Walke, vice-president of corporate communications. “They can easily distinguish between us and a Middle Eastern terrorist group.” by Tom Murphy, The Associated Press Posted Oct 3, 2014 1:40 am MDT Businesses with the name ‘Isis’ battle bad image cast by Islamic militant group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
China gives Canada reprieve in canola dispute by extending deadline Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chats with the Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Li Keqiang, during a signing ceremony for several tentative agreements in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 30, 2016 11:00 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 31, 2016 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BEIJING, China – China says it will lift a fast-approaching deadline to introduce rule changes on Canadian canola shipments that threatened to inflict damage on the multibillion-dollar sector.Starting Thursday, the Chinese government had planned to enforce tighter regulations on the amount of foreign materials — such as weeds, other crops and detritus — permitted in canola exports from Canada.But after a meeting Wednesday in Beijing between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, the two countries announced the existing rules would stay in place as they continued to negotiate a long-term solution.The two sides disagree on the level of foreign material, known as dockage, that should be considered acceptable in Canada’s canola exports to China. The Chinese government wants the contamination cut by more than half.The canola dispute was expected to dominate the trade agenda during Trudeau’s high-level meetings during his first official visit to China.“We’re happy to reassure Canadian farmers that (at) the Sept. 1 deadline we will be able to continue with the current regime of canola and we (will) work together very closely towards a long-term solution in the coming days and weeks ahead,” Trudeau said.Speaking through a translator, Li said both sides have “shown flexibility” on the issue.He noted that while China itself is a large canola producer, it has no intention to keep its door closed to other exporters. But he said Chinese producers and consumers have concerns that disease could be imported.“We believe that both sides will be able to make some mutual adjustments with the larger picture of China-Canadian trade and ties in mind,” he said.International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, who is part of the delegation travelling with Trudeau, had earlier said the issue is of “absolute importance” to the Canada-Chinese trade relationship.“As everyone knows, this was something that was a very difficult issue for our canola growers, for our canola exporters, and we were very, very pleased to be able to achieve today that Canadian canola shipments can continue,” Freeland said.Patti Miller, the president of Canola Council of Canada, called the extension a “significant step towards resolution of this long-standing issue” and gave credit to the Trudeau government.“It’s a turning point that we hope will allow governments to quickly conclude a science-based agreement that will provide long-term stability,” Miller wrote in an email.China’s ambassador to Canada, Luo Zhaohui, complained last week that Canada was being inflexible and unfair in its approach to talks that began about seven years ago.Canadian farmers sold $2 billion worth of canola seed last year in China — or 40 per cent of the country’s exports of the crop.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter
PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies did not tender contracts to first baseman Justin Bour and left-hander Luis Avilan, allowing the players to become free agents.Both players were acquired in trades during the season and saw limited action in Philadelphia.Bour hit .224 with one homer and five RBIs in 49 at-bats after batting .227 with 19 homers and 54 RBIs in 112 games for the Marlins.Avilan had a 3.18 ERA in 12 games for the Phillies, spanning 5 2/3 innings. He was 2-1 with two saves and a 3.86 ERA in 58 appearances for the White Sox.The Phillies tendered contracts to other arbitration-eligible players on Friday, including right-handers Aaron Nola, Vince Velasquez, Hector Neris, Jerad Eickhoff and Luis Garcia; left-hander Adam Morgan; infielders Cesar Hernandez and Maikel Franco; and outfielder Aaron Altherr.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press
Ohio State junior guard Kelsey Mitchell pulls up for a shot in the second half against Wisconsin at the Schottenstein Center on Jan. 19. OSU won 70-61. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Sports EditorThe No. 15 Ohio State women’s basketball team walked away from its first win in Williams Arena since 2011 after Thursday night’s game, beating the Minnesota Gophers 88-76.The Buckeyes (18-5, 8-1 Big Ten) were lead by junior guard Kelsey Mitchell with 25 points where she also racked up two assists and five rebounds. She was followed by senior forward Shayla Cooper with 18 points. Redshirt junior forward Stephanie Mavunga dominated on both sides of the ball getting her ninth double-double of the season with 13 points and 16 rebounds. Mitchell passed former Minnesota player Lindsay Whalen in the Big Ten all-time scoring list, becoming the Big Ten’s tenth all-time scorer after ending Thursday’s game with 2,287 career points. OSU struggled in the first quarter. Minnesota (11-10, 2-6 Big Ten) came out in a 2-3 zone and swarmed OSU’s shooters, holding the Buckeyes to an 0-for-5 start from beyond the arc. The Gophers also forced six OSU turnovers, and held a one point lead after the first quarter.In the second quarter, the Buckeyes found their rhythm offensively as the Big Ten’s leading scorer found her groove. Mitchell hit three straight shots midway through the quarter to swing the momentum in OSU’s favor. In the third, the Gophers couldn’t stop Cooper, as she hit several open jumpers from the elbow. Additionally, the Buckeyes came out of halftime and got to the line more and knocked down their shots, knocking down 7-of-9 free throws in the third.Two minutes into the last quarter of play, Minnesota junior guard Carlie Wagner hit a wide-open 3-pointer to cut the lead to three and got the crowd into the game. However, Minnesota relinquished momentum when Mavunga grabbed an offensive rebound and hit the put-back shot. Wagner went on to score 34 points, but OSU’s offense kept the score in its favor.OSU scored 26 in the last quarter of play, and finished with 50 percent shooting from the field as a team. The Buckeyes will look to continue their winning streak to five, facing the Nebraska Cornhuskers at the Schottenstein Center on Sunday at noon.
For the most part a wireless router is a book-sized box that you sit in a corner and forget about. The design doesn’t really matter as long as it provides a strong and reliable wireless signal. But if you’ve got limited space, or need to have a router that’s a bit more portable, Asus will soon have you covered.During CES the company unveiled the world’s smallest wireless router, and this thing is tiny. The Asus WL-330NUL weighs just 25 grams and looks more like a USB stick than a typical router, measuring just 65 x 20 x 15mm. Even so, it offers 802.11 b/g/n support, a single Ethernet port, and can be connected to your PC/laptop via a free USB 2.0 or 3.0 port. It doesn’t require a seperate power connection either, as it can get all the juice it needs over USB.As well as being tiny, Asus advertises the WL-330NUL as a good solution for travelers who not only want to hook into a wireless network, but also want to share a wireless hotspot with others.You can pre-order the ASUS WL-330NUL from Expansys for shipping on February 14, but no price has been listed yet. Hopefully it doesn’t carry a large premium just because of its small size and inherent portability. If it’s cheap, the WL-330NUL might be worth picking up and throwing in your laptop bag.via SlashGear
A school bus and a car collided around 4 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of East Mill Plain Boulevard and North Devine Road in Vancouver.Vancouver police Officer Ilia Botvinnik said that a couple of kids on the bus, believed to be preschool-age, had minor injuries. One person in the Nissan Sentra that collided with the bus was sent to a local hospital, but Botvinnik did not know the extent of that person’s injuries.Botvinnik said he was unsure who was at fault in the crash.
Employee Benefits Connect 2016: Employers can support employees affected by cancer by improving education around risk factors and what steps can be taken to mitigate these.Speaking in a session titled ‘Stepping up the fight against corporate cancer’ at Employee Benefits Connect on 9 March, Dr Pixie McKenna explained that obesity will soon overtake smoking as the primary risk factor for cancer. Employees should therefore be encouraged to exercise regularly, and employers should support staff by ensuring that they are able to take the time to do so.There are 700,000 people living and working with cancer, and with 40% making significant life changes because of cancer and 29% of long-term sickness claims due to cancer, this clearly has a significant impact on employees and employers. Organisations can proactively support their staff by ensuring that they are educated about cancer risks and how to reduce these, and by increasing awareness of cancer symptoms so that staff seek appropriate medical attention as early as possible.Dr Pixie (pictured) said: “You need to act before your employees get the diagnosis.“Half of us will hear the words ‘you have cancer’ at some point in our lives. We all need to be ready.”Employers can also provide support for the practical, physical and psychological impact of cancer, both for those coping with cancer themselves and for the family and colleagues of those affected, said Dr Pixie.She added: “There are some really practical things [employees might have to think about] within an office; they might have to wear a wig, they might have a colostomy bag or a they might have a catheter, how do they manage all of that? Where are they getting their support?”A more proactive approach to health, wellbeing and lifestyle choices should be taken to help reduce cancer risks, said Phil Austin, managing director at Cigna UK HealthCare Benefits, who spoke alongside Dr Pixie at the conference session. This will involve thinking differently about the ways in which cancer in the workplace is addressed, he added.Almost half (46%) of cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage, so an increased focused on innovative and faster diagnostics could increase instances of early cancer detection and help to improve survival rates.Austin said: “Firstly, we have to address [cancer] early in terms of how we look after our employees from a health and wellbeing standpoint, and the second piece [to focus on] is around diagnostics and faster treatment. If we can do that then we can work together to tackle this.“Costs are going up, claims funds are going up and this is a big issue for corporates around absenteeism and the cost of private medical insurance, so we have to tackle this from all the different angles.”
MIAMI (WSVN) – J. Lo and Alex Rodriguez were spotted in Miami’s Design District walking out of Cartier.Friday’s sighting left fans wondering if they were ring shopping.However, the two were not seen leaving with any bags in hand.The power duo known as “J-Rod” have been going strong since May of last year.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Like sands through the hourglass, a time-tested ethos becomes a hashtag, and a thirty-year-old magazine is reborn. As with any shift, Floyd acknowledges that there was some concern about vexing some of the brand’s most loyal readers, but that the relaunch is less of a pivot and more of a reaffirmation of the thing Automobile has always done best: challenging norms and providing car lovers with in-depth coverage of the things they’re passionate about. Sensing a void in the market, TEN — which also publishes Motor Trend and Hot Rod, alongside several other automotive and sports titles — found, through both anecdotal and research-driven analysis, that the modern-day automotive enthusiast is, perhaps unsurprisingly, much more than a one-dimensional car lover. Interest in collector cars and automotive design, TEN says, tends to coexist with a love for design, fashion, watches, tech, and travel, too — lifestyle coverage that’s generally not found in most car magazines. Automobile’s website and social media channels will see an increased focus on breaking news and video, but Floyd tells Folio: that he remains committed to the print magazine as the cornerstone of the brand, adding, in the August issue’s editor’s note, “I know how important it is to have a strong Web presence, robust social media channels, and exciting video presentations … but I will never stop believing in the power of print and putting more horsepower behind it. As long as I remain at the helm of this grand automotive adventure known as Automobile, the magazine will continue to be the ink and paper straw that stirs our editorial drink.” Thus, Automobile expands. At a cover price of $7.99, the August issue (hitting newsstands June 30) is the first produced under a new commitment to in-depth reporting on not just the most fascinating cars, but the people, places, and tech that help bring them to life. The magazine has physically expanded to a larger, nine-inch-wide format, with a bumped-up typeface and a more visually-driven feature well full of sprawling photo spreads depicting cars in exotic locales. “If you’re a car guy,” TEN’s CMO, Jonathan Anastas, tells Folio:, “chances are you’re a watch guy and a wine guy, too.” Indeed, the debut issue clocks in at 122 pages, including a double-page spread in the front of the book from Swiss watchmaker Breitling. The newly designed book is organized into five sections: Ethos, featuring columns, interviews, and “other offbeat stories;” Design; Drives; Classic (vintage cars); and Progress (the latest tech). The magazine’s publishing schedule has contracted, from 12 monthly issues to 10 per year, but editor-in-chief Mike Floyd, who’s been with the brand since 2014, cautions that it’s not a cost-cutting move; each issue will have more pages and more room for expansive features than before. Under the credo #NoBoringCars, TEN: The Enthusiast Network has announced a full-scale relaunch of the Automobile magazine brand, replete with a physical redesign, increased digital and video content, and a refined editorial focus.
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