A day after he was removed from the post of Bihar Pradesh Committee (BPCC) president, Ashok Choudhury, on Wednesday broke down before media persons and said he wanted an “honourable exit and did not deserve to be insulted.”“Though I welcome the party decision but I don’t deserve the way I was insulted by being removed from the party post… I wanted an honourable exit… I’ll certainly go and meet our party top leadership to explain my position”, Mr Choudhury told media persons.“I was willing to resign and I never wanted to embarrass our party high command… I’m an honourable congressmen and deserve an honourable exit”, he said further. “I did not want to leave the party but now I don’t have any choice.”Earlier on Tuesday night the Congress party had removed Mr Choudhury from the post of Bihar party unit chief and appointed state party vice president Kaukab Quadri as the working president.Mr Choudhury (49), who was State education minister in the previous grand alliance government, was in thick of controversy for quite some time allegedly being charged for pushing a split in the state unit of the party ever since JD(U) had joined hands with BJP to form an NDA government in Bihar.Mr Choudhury’s tenure of four years as State party chief had also been completed. It was under his tenure the party had won 27 seats out of total 40 seats allocated under the grand alliance in 2015 Assembly elections.“Our party vice president Rahul Gandhi goes to a Dalit’s home and visits Dalit villages but here in Bihar, a Dalit party president and leader was humiliated and insulted by him on the advice of a some party general secretaries… I’ll meet Mr Gandhi and apprise him all about this”, he said while addressing media persons in Patna.Mr Choudhury targeted party general secretary and in-charge of Bihar affairs, C.P. Joshi for “misleading” Mr. Gandhi. However, earlier, he had not gone to Delhi on being summoned by Mr Gandhi for a meeting to discuss the crisis in Bihar after the collapse of the Grand Alliance.In August when RJD chief Lalu Prasad had called a BJP bhagao, Desh bachao rally in Patna, Mr Choudhury had requested party president Sonia Gandhi and VP Rahul Gandhi to skip the rally as sharing stage with tainted Mr Prasad would give signal of “compromising with corruption.”Mr Gandhi had sent party leaders C.P. Joshi and Ghulam Nabi Azad as representatives to attend the event.Meanwhile, the political buzz in the State is that Mr Choudhury in all likelihood would join hands with JD(U) by resigning from the party or make a split in the State unit. He, said party sources, has already drummed support of at least 14 party MLAs while, 18 are required for making a split out of total 27 MLAs.Most of the Congress MLAs supporting Mr Choudhury have been elected from urban Assembly constituencies and they are afraid of going to upcoming poll along with “tainted RJD.”
Former Congress legislator from Koraput, Krushna Chandra Sagaria, formally joined the Bahujan Samaj Party here on Sunday.Mr. Sagaria, a Dalit leader who had been recently expelled from the Congress, joined the BSP in the presence of party’s Odisha in-charge Dharamveer Singh. If the BSP allows him he will contest against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the upcoming Assembly elections, Mr. Sagaria said. On November 6, 2018, Mr. Sagaria had resigned from the legislator’s post stating that he had no moral right to hold the position after the Kunduli gang-rape and suicide incident. He was expelled from the Congress on January 19, 2019. (With PTI inputs)
(Eds: Updating with fresh inputs)Hyderabad, June 21 (PTI) The Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, ESL Narasimhan, Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya and badminton chief national coach Pullela Gopichand were among several prominent personalities, who took to the ancient practice on the occasion of International Yoga Day here today.”Yoga is a great treasure given to us by our ancestors. We have to protect this treasure,” Narasimhan, who performed Yogasanas at an event held in Raj Bhavan here, said.”Yoga helps in reducing stress and tensions associated with the modern day lifestyle,” he said.Narasimhan said one can acquire better mental and physical health by practicing pranayama or breathing exercises for 10-15 minutes everyday.Dattatreya, the Union Minister of State for Labour (independent charge), took part in a programme organised at the Gachibowli stadium in the city.”Yoga is not a religious activity,” he said, adding that the traditional practice promotes good health.The usually busy and noisy badminton courts at the Gopichand badminton academy turned into a silent Yoga zone as players, coaches, parents of trainees and a few residents of Gachibowli and Madhapur attended the Yoga session at the facility.”Yoga is a holistic system that develops not only physical competency but also control over mind. It helps in control over the body, good breathing habits, to keep calm under pressure and highly developed concentration skills. We encourage our athletes to practice yoga and meditation. Yoga is one of the mandatory programme as part of our Physical Literacy initiative,? Gopichand said.advertisementTelangana Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali, state Health Minister C Laxma Reddy and other leaders participated in the event at the Gachibowli stadium.Dattatreya, Telangana BJP president K Laxman and several other party leaders attended the International Yoga Day celebrations at the Sanjeevaiah park here.Popular Telugu film star and TDP MLA in AP N Balakrishna, who is the chairman of the Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital, took part in an event organised at the KBR Park in the city.Perala Shekhar Rao, the vice chairman of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, which comes under the Union sports ministry, led the International Yoga Day celebrations at Saroornagar indoor stadium.Several PSUs, including the National Mineral Development Corporation (NDMC) and the Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) also organised International Yoga Day celebrations. PTI SJR RS GK NP
Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have had distinct transfer windows in the build-up to the new season, but all that will count for nothing when they take the field in their respective Premier League openers.Chelsea travel to Huddersfield whereas Spurs play Newcastle United away as both teams look to get their campaign started on the right track.The departures of key starters for Chelsea has rocked new boss Maurizio Sarri’s reign at Stamford Bridge. Thibaut Courtois gleefully traded the ‘blues’ of London for the stage lights at the Santiago Bernabeu, whereas the world-record replacement in Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao poses more questions than answers.Jorginho’s arrival from Napoli helps the Chelsea mid-field, but the loan deal of Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic is sure to be the one to watch out for, even though only for a season.It’s a day to dress to impress #PL #Matchday pic.twitter.com/YbHDyZgwznPremier League (@premierleague) August 11, 2018Sarri, on the back of defining season as manager with Napoli in Italy, is confident of good start in a “difficult game against Huddersfield.””We are looking forward to the season starting now, with a difficult game against Huddersfield,” Sarri said.”For sure, in this moment, we are not at the top of our potential. We had an unusual pre-season, because I came in a little later in the pre-season. So we are not there yet but I hope we will be at the top of our potential in one month or so, but I don’t know.advertisement”I hope the second part of the season for us will be very good with a lot of points. I expect in the first part of the season, we may have to take a bit of time getting up to our full potential,” Sarri said. There are no such worries for Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino though. Limited transfer activity (one in and zero outs) means the Spurs squad is well accustomed to the Premier League as well as each other.The Argentine appeared at the end of last season to call on the club’s owners to make some signings after Spurs finished in the Premier League top three for the third consecutive season.”It’s difficult to understand for people that Tottenham didn’t sign or sell a player, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently and we’re happy with our squad,” Pochettino said.”If we cannot improve our squad it’s better to keep it together. When it’s not possible it’s not possible and you have to move on and believe in the way we work and be competitive.”It’s not about adding because it’s fashionable. I have no doubt we are going to be competitive, with or without signings.”Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez on the other hand has recruited seven new players – including five on a permanent basis – over the summer, and with the bulk of last year’s squad still in place.But Benitez that the Magpies are capable of establishing themselves as a competitive Premier League outfit once more.”We have to do exactly what we did last year – the fans, the commitment of these players, the togetherness, the work-rate – everything that we did right, we have to do now,” Benitez said. Everton face Wolves challenge Everton, who have lost just one of their eight Premier League encounters with Wolves, travel to the newly promoted side. Incidentally Everton also have not lost their first game of the season since August 2011.The clubs have not met since 2012 and the ‘Midlanders’ have undergone major surgery since boss Nuno Espirito Santos was appointed last summer, and Everton defender Seamus Coleman insisted that his side must be “quick out of the blocks” to get the better of their hosts.Wolves will be making their return to the big leagues on the back of winning the Championship thanks to Chinese riches and Portuguese help.They have been busy in the transfer window as well, with Belgium midfielder Leander Dendoncker becoming the sixth following Adama Traore, Rui Patricio, Jonny Castro Otto, Joao Moutinho and Raul Jimenez to walk through the doors at Molineux.| IT’S MATCHDAY!Are you ready, #watfordfc fans pic.twitter.com/XlRSyJweCaWatford Football Club (@WatfordFC) August 11, 2018″We know what Molineux can give us and we have to give back,” said Nuno. “From minute one to minute 95, the support must be there because it helps the boys.”Starting the competition tomorrow, they’re going to be very important for us because of the home factor,” Nuno said on the eve of the match.advertisementBournemouth face Cardiff City in the Premier League for the first time in their histories, whereas another newly promoted side Fulham host Crystal Palace. Watford host Brighton & Hove Albion in the other match of the day.
Twitter/@PositiveCoachUSGrad transfers have become a huge part of every college basketball off-season. Many of the top mid-major players will now graduate early and leave for power programs for their final years. A number of coaches are against the practice, calling it “free agency” within the college game, and according to Northwestern head coach Chris Collins, mid-majors are now actively preventing players from graduating.Collins went on InsideNU’s “Pound the Talk” podcast to discuss the transfer issue. And now, what you’re having is — [former Drexel coach] Bruiser Flint lost his job because the best player in his league [Damion Lee], a week before school started, went to Louisville. He lost his job. So you know what’s happening now at all mid-major programs? They don’t let their kids go to summer school. They don’t let them get ahead. They won’t let ‘em graduate. Is that what upper level education is all about? Aren’t we still academic institutions? That want our kids to graduate?While this hasn’t been substantiated, if true, this is a pretty serious accusation from Collins. Whether or not you agree with the grad transfer rules as they currently stand, teams going out of their way to keep players from getting degrees as early as they can would be a pretty serious issue for the NCAA.[InsideNU]
Rabat – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, is expected to travel to France this week in what appears to be an attempt by Moroccan and French officials to ease the tension between Rabat and Paris. During his visit to the French capital, the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation will meet his French counterpart Laurent Fabius.The visit of Morocco’s chief diplomat to France comes at a time the relations between the two countries are strained. Following the Charlie Hebdo attack and several other terrorist attacks, a number of French influential figures called for strengthening security cooperation with Morocco.Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy called for the restoration of relations between Morocco and France in the wake of the march held on January 11, which brought together more than 3.7 million people across France to denounce terrorism.The former tenant of the Elysee said that France must work on strengthening ties with foreign intelligence services, including the reinforcement of relations with Morocco.
Two bodies were found from inside a three-wheeler in Uhana in the East today, the police media unit said.The police said that the bodies of a male and a female were found in the vehicle. (Colombo Gazette)
The inmates had demanded that their concerns be looked into, including delays to hear their cases. (Colombo Gazette) Female inmates at the Welikada prison have suspended a roof-top protest.The protest was suspended following discussions held today between the female inmates and the authorities. Earlier, an official had been appointed to look into the issues faced by female inmates of the Welikada prison.The official was appointed after several female inmates launched a protest on the roof of the Welikada prison yesterday.
Nissan recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Gateshead College, North East England, to develop a Zero Emission Centre of Excellence (ZECE). At the heart of this new agreement will be the creation of industry-leading electric vehicle technology, jobs and apprenticeships, while further establishing the UK as a global leader in low carbon technology.Nissan already has a longstanding relationship with Gateshead College for the training and development of staff at its Sunderland plant and established the Gateshead College Skills Academy for Sustainable Manufacturing and Innovation.The new centre will provide the manufacturing base for Nissan’s cutting edge quick charger technology, which allows ChadMo compliant electric vehicles to charge to 80% in just 30 minutes. ZECE will also focus on renewable energy storage and exploring opportunities for employing used lithium-ion batteries from Nissan electric vehicles.Etienne Henry, Vice President Product Strategy and Planning, and Head of Nissan’s Zero Emission Business Unit in Europe, said, “This project will help Nissan to investigate the unique opportunities that our electric vehicle business brings as regards to charging infrastructure and battery second life.“With production of the Nissan LEAF coming to Sunderland in early 2013, the North East will become the epicentre of electric vehicle expertise in Europe.”Richard Thorold, Principal, Gateshead College, said, “This exciting new development will build upon recent investments by Nissan, the North East of England, the UK government and the College, and takes us forward as a centre at the forefront of international automotive and low carbon technology.”Click through to discover more about UK automotive and sustainability.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
The Lily Font, the silver baptismal font commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1840 and used in royal christenings ever since, will be used, just as it was for Archie’s cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Like them, Archie will wear the replica of christening gown originally made for the Princess Royal’s baptism in 1841 and worn by royal infants from the then-Princess Elizabeth, her children and all but her youngest grandchild. In 2008, a new version of the fine Honiton lace gown was handmade by dressmaker to the Queen, Angela Kelly, after the original was deemed too fragile to be used by a new generation. The company’s van, along with other suppliers, was seen entering Windsor Castle early on Friday morning. Buckingham Palace has confirmed details about select formal elements of the christening, which they have previously described as a “small private ceremony”. While the Duke and Duchess will no doubt incorporate their own style of hosting for a tea party with friends afterwards, the ceremony itself will be imbued with many of the same traditions seen in Royal christenings for decades. The Archbishop of Canterbury, who will leave this weekend’s General Synod to travel to Windsor, will take the service, using water from the River Jordan for the baptism. A newborn Archie Mountbatten-WindsorCredit:PA His life to date has diverged somewhat from royal convention, with his parents insisting he is a private citizen and should be treated as such.But in at least one respect, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor will be welcomed in a traditional royal manner, with a christening gown used for generations, water from the River Jordan and the choir of St George’s Chapel. Archie, who is two months old, will be christened today at the Queen’s private chapel in Windsor Castle, with official photographs taking in the Green Drawing Room also used for the wedding pictures of his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The guestlist, limited to around 25 people, will include just four members of the Royal Family: the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. It is understood that no members of the Royal Family will be among the list of godparents, with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh missing the ceremony due to long-standing commitments in Sandringham. The 1984 christening of Prince HarryCredit:PA On Friday, preparations at Windsor Castle appeared to be well underway overseen by the Duke and Duchess. Willow Crossley, the Cotswold florist known for her natural, rustic arrangements, is understood to be providing the flower arrangements, after impressing the couple with decorations for their Royal wedding evening event at Frogmore in May 2018. Princess Charlotte’s official christening pictureCredit:Mario Testino Other than senior members of the Royal Family, the guest list will not be announced. Names of godparents – described as all “genuine friends” rather than celebrities or public figures – will also remain a secret in line of the wishes of the couple and their friends, a source said. Lindsay Roth and Genevieve Hillis, the university friends of the Duchess who visited Wimbledon with her on Thursday, are understood to be part of the celebration, while Serena Williams has ruled herself out, and Canadian stylist Jessica Mulroney posted a mystery social media message about travelling away from her family this weekend.Asked whether the names of godparents will eventually become part of the public record, in the same way as Archie’s birth certificate did in May, a spokesman for the Church of England said all baptisms must be registered and would normally be made public.“However the register to be used in this case is held privately by the royal household on behalf of the Crown and we understand that it has never complied with the usual requirement,” he said. Members of the choir of St George’s Chapel, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex got married and Prince Harry was christened, will sing at the ceremony. Official photographs will taken by Chris Allerton, who also captured the Sussex’s evening wedding reception, in the Green Drawing Room. The register will eventually become part of the Royal Archive, where it may be accessed by the historians of the future in decades to come. On Friday night, the first royal super-fan, 64-year-old John Loughrey, arrived in Windsor to celebrate the christening.Sign up for our brilliant free newsletter, Your Royal Appointment, and get royal news and analysis sent straight to your inbox every Wednesday.
MineStar Terrain is one of the capability sets that makes up the company’s integrated mine operations and mobile equipment management system. Terrain combines GNSS guidance technologies that help operators work efficiently and accurately with integrated office software that enables remote monitoring and fact-based decision-making. Miners use Terrain to optimize production efficiency, enhance safety and reduce cost per ton. All Terrain products (for grading, drilling and loading) have been upgraded.Terrain for grading improves the efficiency and lowers the cost of grading in applications ranging from production dozing to reclamation. With this update, the D10T2 and D11T dozers can be ordered with factory-installed blade control capabilities integrated into the machine control system. Automating blade movement helps all operators—from the inexperienced to the highly skilled—move material faster and more accurately with less fuel and rework. A retrofit option is being developed for the D9T, D10T and D11T.The newest version of Terrain for grading also includes a feature that tracks machine status (working or inactive), notes when a unit is inactive and prompts the operator to select a delay code, explaining the inactivity. Information is provided to mine management in a visual timeline report that can be used to assess and improve utilization.Terrain for drilling directs the execution of drill patterns and enables remote monitoring of drilling activities. With this upgrade, multiple drills on the same pattern can share the status of each hole drilled in real time. This gives drill operators and office staff a common, accurate view of progress against the plan at all times, reducing inefficiencies and redundancies. Another new feature is a training simulator for drill operators that runs on a personal computer. Whether the operator is learning new skills or improving existing ones, off-board training can be delivered safely, efficiently and economically. Two more new features expand the versatility of Terrain for drilling: the system can now be used on Atlas Copco D65 drills and on excavators that drill drainage holes in leach pad applications.Terrain for loading assists operators with movement and placement of material, improving efficiency and accuracy. Terrain for loading continues to be available with full functionality for any brand of equipment; however, this update integrates more deeply with the Cat 7495 Electric Rope Shovel. The 7495 system now indicates precise dipper-tip positioning and dipper payload in real time. Continuous display of dipper position provides more precise material identification.Other improvements include a fully integrated Proximity Awareness feature that alerts the operator when a machine either approaches an avoidance zone or is approached by another unit that has breached specified boundaries. Proximity information is displayed on the same screen as grading and loading information, simplifying the user experience. For shovels and excavators, an upgraded Linkage Avoidance Zone feature offers industry-leading alarm accuracy.Customers using Terrain as part of a fully integrated fleet management system (Cat MineStar Fleet 4.4 or newer) will benefit from a new feature for large wheel loader applications that combines fully automatic ore control with improved production tracking capabilities. Whether working in-pit, at the stockpile or at the ROM pad, loader operators automatically receive 3-D grade block data from the mine plan, eliminating manual updates from the office and reducing the risk of human error. The system facilitates blending at the ROM pad as automatic material tracking capabilities enhance efficiency and accuracy. The system also automatically tracks material dumped to the crusher or loaded into trucks.
THE HEALTH SERVICE EXECUTIVE has said it proposed to cut about €8 million of spending on home help hours between now and the end of the year – a cut equivalent to about 450,000 hours of service in the next three months.The HSE has told TDs that it intends to make the cuts between now and December, having originally announced cuts of €10.8 million as part of the HSE’s quest to balance its books before the end of the year.“It is the HSE’s intention that the impact of these reductions will be minimised by ensuring that services are provided, in the first instance, for direct patient care,” the HSE said in response to parliamentary questions from Fianna Fáil’s health spokesman Billy Kelleher.“Decisions in relation to the provision of home help hours will continue to be based on a review of individual needs, and no current recipient of this service and who has an assessed need for the service, will be without a service.”The HSE said it provided about 11 million hours of home help services with an annual budget of €195 million – equating to 2.75 million hours every three months at a cost of €48.75 million. On that basis, if applied proportionally, an €8 million cut would mean about 450,000 hours lost.Kelleher said the cuts would have to be implemented in a “chaotic and ham-fisted way” simply because James Reilly had not be able to implement the cuts to the health budget that he had promised.“This is on top of 500,000 home-help hours being cut earlier in the year,” Kelleher said.“It betrays the meaningless of Minister Reilly’s promise of minimising the impact of these cuts on the most vulnerable.”SIPTU also criticised the decision as “morally unacceptable and illogical”.Health division organiser Paul Bell said the cuts would “not only reduce the provision of care to the most vulnerable in our society, but will also result in more people having to avail of full-time care in a hospital setting”.“These outcomes go directly against the stated aim of the Government to develop community based health services and reduce spending,” he said.The HSE’s response to Kelleher indicated that the service had “a statutory responsibility to live within the Budget voted to it by the Oireachtas”.
Trump’s lawyer: The president never asked James Comey to stop investigating anyone He also said that the president never asked Comey for “loyalty”, directly contradicting Comey’s account of events. By Cormac Fitzgerald Jun 8th 2017, 7:15 PM Image: SIPA USA/PA Images I didn’t move, speak, or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed. http://jrnl.ie/3434415 Short URL 117 Comments Thursday 8 Jun 2017, 7:15 PM Share100 Tweet Email US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump’s lawyer has said that Trump never asked former FBI director James Comey to stop investigating anyone, including former national security advisor Michael Flynn.He also said that the president never asked Comey for “loyalty”, directly contradicting Comey’s account of events.Trump’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz was speaking after Comey’s explosive testimony in front of a Senate committee this afternoon – in which the ex-FBI director said he believed that Trump had directed him to stop investigating Flynn.Comey detailed eight one-on-one meetings he had with Trump on his opening statement given to the Senate last night.In these meetings, Comey said that Trump had urged him to drop an investigation into his former national security advisor Michael Flynn, then under scrutiny for his Russia contacts.“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy,” Comey quoted Trump as telling him on 14 February as they sat alone together in the Oval Office.Concerning another meeting, Comey said:“The president said, ‘I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.’ 16,631 Views In Trump’s lawyer’s statement, the president directly contradicts this version of events.“The President also never told Comey, ‘I need loyalty, I expect loyalty’ in form or substance,” Kasowitz’s statement reads.Of course, the Office of the President is entitled to expect loyalty from those who are serving in an administration, and, from before this President took office to this day, it classified information and privileged communications, Mr Comey has now admitted that he is one of these leakersIn relation to the Flynn investigation, the statement says:“Consistent with that statement, the President never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that that [sic] Mr. Comey ‘let Flynn go.” As he publicly stated the next day, he did say to Mr. Comey, ‘General Flynn us a good guy, he has been through a lot” and also “asked how is General Flynn doing”.InvestigationThe statement also accuses Comey of “unilaterally and surreptitiously” leaking information around one of his and Trump’s meeting to the press.“Today, Mr. Comey admitted that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorised disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the President.The leaks of this privileged information began no later than March 2017 when friends of Mr. Comey have stated he disclosed to them the conversations he had with the President during their January 27, 2017 dinner and February 14, 2017 White House meeting.The statement accuses Comey of leaking memos he had made of the conversations he had with Trump, “one of which he testified was classified”, and that Comey had leaked memos after he was fired in order “to prompt the appointment of a special counsel”.Although Mr. Comey testified he only leaked the memos in response to a tweet, the public record reveals that the New York Times was quoting from these memos the day before the referenced tweet, which belies Mr Comey’s excuse for this unauthorized disclosure of privileged information and appears to [be] entirely retaliatory.The tweet the lawyer is referring to is one in which Trump said he may have tapes of his and Comey’s conversations.We will leave it to the appropriate authorities to determine whether this leaks should be investigated along with all those others being investigated.The statement ends:In sum, it is now established that there the President was not being investigated for colluding [sic} with the or attempting to obstruct that investigation. As the Committee pointed out today, these important facts for the country to know are virtually the only facts that have not leaked during the long course of these events.Read: James Comey on Trump: ‘I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting’ Image: SIPA USA/PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Between the sheer volume of digital advertisers in 2016, renewal rates, and cross-platform trends — digital isn’t going away. Help advertisers break through the clutter of static online banner ads and earn more revenue with high-CPM ad units. For more detailed information on top industries and publishers for each of these digital ad formats, see our Evolution of Ad Sales for B2B Publishers Trend Report for 2016. This chart shows the ratio of industries buying digital only vs. digital and print. The trend is without question, leaning toward digital-heavy campaigns especially for software, finance, B2B websites, and colleges. Let’s take a closer look at the evolution of B2B ad sales. Who are the key players? What industries are early adopters? What are the digital ad formats of choice? And what high-CPM formats will close more deals so you exceed your goals? Let’s dig into “digital” more. Digital ads encompass mobile, desktop, native, and video ads. Native has been the surprising underdog in recent with over 1,000 native advertisers in 2016. Native advertising is particularly appealing for B2B advertisers due to the highly targeted, niche audiences of B2B publishers. It also allows advertisers more space to explain complex systems, science or software programs otherwise unavailable in banner ads. Video is also gaining popularity for B2B audiences with top advertiser industries including finance, auto, software, film, and computer hardware. Video as a whole is up an estimated 53 percent year-over-year. The most decisive video data comes from advertisers’ renewal rate. Video ad rates have a renewal rate of 61 percent for advertisers who bought video again within a year and 41 percent bought video again within the same quarter. Digital ad sales is advancing so rapidly — our interactions of the world through tech are constantly changing. Homepage takeovers, video ads, native and programmatic are becoming more commonplace. In an increasingly contracting market, it’s time to expand from solely print ad sales to developing digital assets for your B2B toolkit. In 2016 there were 49,073 digital advertisers. That’s a number you can’t ignore!
A team of researchers with the University of Ottawa has used teleseismic data from on- and off-shore sensors to learn more about the low-viscosity layer (LVL) present in a northern part of the Cascadia subduction zone. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the team reports on what they learned. Citation: New study sheds some light on the low-viscosity layer in the Cascadia subduction zone (2018, March 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-low-viscosity-layer-cascadia-subduction-zone.html Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. A tectonic plate originating beneath the Pacific Ocean (off the northwest coast of the U.S. and southwest part of Canada) is slowly being pushed under the North American plate, forming the Cascadia subduction zone. Because of the instability in the area, earthquakes occur. But there has not been a major quake in the region since 1700, making geologists nervous as they try to predict when the next one might be. Complicating this work is a relative lack of seismic activity in the seismogenic zone. In this new effort, the researchers took a new approach to studying the zone—they used teleseismic data from sensors both onshore and offshore to study the low-viscosity layer.An LVL is a part of the subduction zone containing fluids that have been released from a subducting oceanic plate. Researchers study LVLs because they offer a means for studying subduction zones without using data from the seismogenic zone—seismic waves travel through them more slowly than other parts of the zone. The new teleseismic data offered a new perspective on the LVL that exists in the northern part of the Cascadia subduction zone. The researchers were able to see that the LVL does not extend into the locked zone, which is actually a good thing. Its presence would likely buffer Portland and Seattle during a major shift, resulting in less of an earthquake impact. The placement of the LVL, the team reports, is somewhat of a surprise, but it also helps explain a previously puzzling gap between the edges of the fault zone. The researchers also found that the LVL is very thick in the deeper parts of the interface between the two plates, suggesting it is well developed. © 2018 Phys.org Seafloor sediments appear to enhance earthquake and tsunami danger in Pacific Northwest More information: Pascal Audet et al. Fluid pressure and shear zone development over the locked to slow slip region in Cascadia, Science Advances (2018). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar2982AbstractAt subduction zones, the deep seismogenic transition from a frictionally locked to steady sliding interface is thought to primarily reflect changes in rheology and fluid pressure and is generally located offshore. The development of fluid pressures within a seismic low-velocity layer (LVL) remains poorly constrained due to the scarcity of dense, continuous onshore-offshore broadband seismic arrays. We image the subducting Juan de Fuca oceanic plate in northern Cascadia using onshore-offshore teleseismic data and find that the signature of the LVL does not extend into the locked zone. Thickening of the LVL down dip where viscous creep dominates suggests that it represents the development of an increasingly thick and fluid-rich shear zone, enabled by fluid production in subducting oceanic crust. Further down dip, episodic tremor, and slip events occur in a region inferred to have locally increased fluid pressures, in agreement with electrical resistivity structure and numerical models of fault slip. Journal information: Science Advances Map of the Cascadia forearc region. Credit: Science Advances (2018). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar2982
Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. December 14, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed marketing of the first hand-held device intended to aid in the detection of life-threatening bleeding in the skull called intracranial hematomas, using near-infrared spectroscopy. The device, the Infrascanner Model 1000, can help healthcare providers identify patients with critical head injuries who need an immediate computed tomography (CT) brain imaging study.Intracranial hematomas occur when blood from a ruptured blood vessel collects within the brain or between the skull and the brain. As blood expands within the brain or in the narrow space between the brain and the skull, the brain becomes compressed. This can produce symptoms such as headaches, vomiting, dizziness, lethargy, weakness in the arm or leg on one side of the body, seizures or unconsciousness. An intracranial hematoma can be life-threatening if it is not treated immediately.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year about 1.7 million people in the United States experience a traumatic brain injury. The Infrascanner Model 1000 uses a scanner that directs near-infrared light, a wavelength of light that can penetrate tissue and bone, into the skull. Blood from intracranial hematomas absorbs the light differently than other areas of the brain. The scanner detects differences in light absorption (optical density) and transmits the information wirelessly to a display on a hand-held computer.By comparing the optical density from a series of scans of specific areas on both sides of the skull, a trained health care provider can use the information provided by the device, in conjunction with other clinical information, to determine the likelihood of an intracranial hematoma and the need for further diagnostic procedures, such as a CT scan. “While patients with suspected brain injuries routinely receive a CT scan, this portable device offers emergency room physicians a non-invasive mechanism to aid in assessing whether an immediate CT scan is needed,” said Christy Foreman, director of the Office of Device Evaluation at FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.The FDA reviewed data for the Infrascanner Model 1000 through the “de novo” classification process, a regulatory pathway for some low- to moderate-risk medical devices that are not comparable to a legally marketed device.The FDA granted the de novo petition for the Infrascanner Model 1000 based on a review of data comparing results from 383 CT scans of adult subjects with Infrascanner scan results. The Infrascanner was able to detect nearly 75 percent of the hematomas detected by CT scan. When CT scans detected no hematoma, the Infrascanner detected no hematoma 82 percent of the time. The Infrascanner Model 1000, however, is not a substitute for a CT scan.The FDA is specifying special controls in an accompanying regulation classifying the Infrascanner Model 1000 as a Class II device with special controls. 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