Coal India Q1 profit rises 22 to Rs 4630 crore

first_imgNew Delhi: State-owned CIL on Tuesday reported a 22.2 per cent increase in consolidated profit at Rs 4,629.87 crore for the quarter ended June 30, mainly on higher income. The company had posted a consolidated profit of Rs 3,786.44 crore in the year-ago period, Coal India Ltd (CIL) said in a filing to the BSE. CIL’s consolidated income increased to Rs 26,089.20 crore from Rs 25,359.30 crore in the year-ago period. Total expenses stood at Rs 19,077.44 crore during the quarter under review as against Rs 19,272.43 crore in the corresponding quarter of previous fiscal. Coal production in April-June quarter stood at 136.94 million tonnes (MT) as compared with 136.85 MT in the year-ago period. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe company’s offtake in April-June period was at 153.49 MT as against 153.47 MT a year ago. On a standalone basis, CIL’s profit in April-June quarter increased to Rs 83.23 crore from Rs 68.21 crore in the year-ago period. The standalone income during June quarter was at Rs 282.77 crore as against Rs 282.65 crore in the year-ago period. CIL accounts for over 80 per cent of domestic coal output. Shares of the company closed at Rs 203.75 apiece on the BSE, down 1.88 per cent from the previous close.last_img read more

Doubledigit growth unlikely for FMCG sector but revival expected next year Nestle

first_imgChennai: The FMCG sector is unlikely to touch double-digit growth but will not have a degrowth as witnessed by some other sectors like automobile, Nestle India Chairman & Managing Director Suresh Narayanan said. He noted that there will be “period of low growths” for the FMCG industry but with “decent single digit”, and the company would not be much impacted from the slowdown as its play in the rural areas is relatively less as compared to other players. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalRural markets contribute 20-25 per cent of Nestle’s sales presently. “As far as the economic climate and the FCMG trend are concerned, the numbers are speaking of a decline. Analysis of the data, not only the corporate results but if you also look overall Nielsen projected numbers, total FMCG growth is going southwards,” said Narayanan in a media roundtable. He added that unlike other sectors as automobile etc, FMCG would not have a degrowth as it deals with essential items and the average ticket size of sale is lower as compared to others. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”Yes, double digits will be hard to come by. You will not start seeing great encouraging results from the FMCG sector,” he said. But, the kind of issues faced by some other sectors may not get necessarily replicated in this sector because it still has a lot of fairly essential low payout, low budget items that are important for daily consumption, he added. Growth in FMCG sector could be from modest double digit to decent single digit but not the kind some other sectors as automobile are witnessing, Narayanan said referring to the negative growth in some sectors. He was however hopeful of FMGC sector getting back with double-digit growth in an year. “As various people are talking about economic stimulus etc, monsoon looks like surfeit rather than a shortfall and hopefully it translates into a better agricultural situation. Automatically, there would be positive sentiments,” he added. Besides, Nestle, which is among the top three listed FMCG companies of India, was considering a “selective price increase” of some of its products as the commodity prices are increasing.last_img read more

Mithali Raj says available for SA T20s but will selectors pick her

first_imgNew Delhi: India veteran Mithali Raj on Tuesday made herself available for the upcoming T20 home series against South Africa but with the focus on youngsters ahead of next year’s World Cup, the selectors may not pick her. The five-match series begins on September 24, while the T20 World Cup is scheduled in Australia in February-March. The 36-year-old, who is the ODI captain and remains committed to play the 50-over World Cup in 2021, is not an automatic pick in the T20 eleven. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”I am definitely available for the T20 series next month but, at the moment, haven’t really thought about the T20 World Cup. I usually take it series by series,” the Indian women’s cricket great told PTI when asked about his plans for the shortest format. The selectors are scheduled to meet in Mumbai on September 5 to pick the squad for the first three T20 Internationals . The series in Surat will be followed by three ODIs in Baroda. “Mithali has been a great of the game but she needs to decide soon on her T20 career. The T20 World Cup is six months away and the selectors need to try out a few players. And for that, they also need to know what Mithali’s plans are. She is also not an automatic pick in the eleven,” a BCCI official said. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterIt has been learnt that the selectors will speak to Mithali about her plans ahead of the team selection. While India are doing okay in ODIs, they need a lot of improvement in T20s, having lost their previous six games. The team doesn’t have much time left to sort out its combinations. After the South Africa series, India travel to the West Indies before playing a tri series in Australia ahead of the T20 World Cup. Mithali acknowledged the issues facing the team in T20 cricket. “As a team, we still have a lot to catch up on the T20 format but we do have youngsters coming in and with the exposure of T20 leagues around the world they will get more experience and mature faster,” she said.last_img read more

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley to speak to Senate committee on energy projects

first_imgEDMONTON — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is to make her case in person to a Senate committee studying proposed legislation that would change how major energy projects are approved.Notley is to appear before the energy, environment and natural resources committee on Thursday.She and her government have already spoken out against Bill C-69, which has passed in the House of Commons and is now before the Senate.The bill proposes a new way of handling environmental assessments on large natural resource projects, including oil pipelines and mining operations.Notley has said she is concerned the changes would impinge on a provincial right to manage resources.She also has said the proposed rules and timelines could be so onerous they would discourage companies from pursuing mega-projects.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Joint African UnionUN envoy speaks out amid renewed SudaneseChadian tensions

17 July 2009The head of the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur today called on Sudan and Chad to end any hostile activities along their border amid fresh accusations of air strikes in the troubled region. Rodolphe Adada, the Joint AU-UN Special Representative, warned that the continuing tensions between the neighbouring countries remain “one of the major obstacles to the peace and security of Darfur.”Mr. Adada, who heads the joint peacekeeping mission known as UNAMID, issued a press statement after Sudan accused Chad of carrying out air strikes in Umm Dukhum, a West Darfur village on its border with Chad.“We are deeply concerned at such reports, which are being investigated by UNAMID, and I once again urge all parties to refrain from such escalation,” he said.Mr. Adada stressed that dialogue is the only solution for the tensions between Chad and Sudan.“I encourage you [the two Governments] to desist from conflict even as diplomatic efforts are being undertaken to bring an end to the ongoing tensions, which could exacerbate conditions for Darfur’s civilians. Good relations between Chad and Sudan are a key to ensuring lasting peace in the area.”In Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest report to the Security Council on the work of UNAMID, released today, he said he is deeply concerned by the ongoing instability along the border and the “inflammatory rhetoric” of both sides.Mr. Ban called on Khartoum and N’Djamena to end their support for one another’s rebel groups and to normalize their bilateral relations.The Secretary-General has recommended that UNAMID’s mandate be extended at least through the end of July 2010, citing the numerous challenges in Darfur, despite the decrease in large-scale conflict.An estimated 2.6 million Darfurians remain displaced from their homes and as many as 4.7 million people in total depend on humanitarian assistance, while sexual violence and banditry are also prevalent.But Mr. Ban noted that more than 90 per cent of the authorized strength of UNAMID should be in place and fully operating by the end of the year, while mechanisms for cooperation with the Sudanese Government are functioning more effectively.“Both developments will put UNAMID in a position to dedicate more time to the implementation of its mandate and less time to deployment-related issues.”In its first 18 months the mission has struggled with numerous logistical and operational problems, which has made it difficult to effectively deploy troops and police officers across an arid and remote region that is larger than Iraq. read more

Jettisoning CEO with misleading biography wont resolve all of Yahoos credibility issues

by News Staff Posted May 14, 2012 5:02 pm MDT SAN FRANCISCO – Yahoo still has credibility issues, even after casting aside CEO Scott Thompson because his official biography included a college degree that he never received.The troubled Internet company’s next challenge will be convincing its restless shareholders and demoralized employees that the turnaround work started during Thompson’s tumultuous four-month stint as CEO won’t be wasted.It won’t be an easy task, given that Yahoo Inc. has now gone through four full-time CEOs in a five-year stretch marked by broken promises of better times ahead. Instead, Yahoo’s revenue and stock price have sagged during a time when rivals such as Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. are growing as advertisers spend more money online.“Yahoo has been floundering for years and it looks like there is going to be at least several more months of indirection now that another CEO is coming in,” said Adam Hanft, who runs a consulting firm that specializes in brand reputation and crisis management.Yahoo’s hopes are now resting on Ross Levinsohn as its interim CEO. Levinsohn had a successful stint running Internet services within Rupert Murdoch’s media empire at News Corp. before one of Yahoo’s former CEOs, Carol Bartz, hired him in November 2010 to help her in her mostly fruitless attempt to fix the company.Thompson, who was hired as Yahoo’s CEO in January to fill a void created by Bartz’s firing, had promoted Levinsohn last month to oversee the company’s media and advertising services throughout the world.“This may seem like a great deal of news to digest, but as you are all keenly aware, Yahoo is a dynamic, global company in a dynamic, global industry, so change — sometimes unexpected and sometimes at lightning speed — is something we will continue to live with and something we should embrace,” Levinsohn wrote in a Sunday memo to employees that was provided to The Associated Press.Levinsohn, 48, plans to address workers at a companywide meeting Monday afternoon.“The bottom line is that the situation at Yahoo is a mess,” Macquarie Securities analyst Ben Schachter wrote in a Monday research note. “It remains unclear how the new management will turn things around at and how quickly yet another new strategy can be formulated.”Yahoo tried to make Levinsohn’s job slightly easier by reaching a truce with dissident shareholder Daniel Loeb, a hedge fund manager who exposed the inaccurate information on Thompson’s bio and had made it clear he would continue to publicly skewer the company unless he was given a chance to help develop a turnaround strategy.To placate Loeb, Yahoo is shaking up its board of directors, which has been in a state of flux for several months.Yahoo Chairman Roy Bostock and four other directors who had already announced plans to step down at the company’s annual meeting later this year are leaving the board immediately. All five of those directors signed off on the hiring of Thompson, a move that made them all look bad by the recent revelation that they didn’t catch an inaccuracy circulating for years about his education.Three of Yahoo’s vacated board seats will be filled by Loeb, and two of his allies, former MTV Networks executive Michael Wolf and turnaround specialist Harry Wilson.Alfred Amoroso, a veteran technology executive who joined Yahoo’s board just three months ago, replaces Bostock as chairman.The reshuffled board will now try to complete a long-delayed deal to sell part of Yahoo’s roughly 40 per cent stake in China’s Alibaba Group, an investment that investors view as the company’s most valuable asset. If a deal can be completed, it could generate billions of dollars that could be returned to Yahoo shareholders and ease some of the pressure on Levinsohn.Loeb, who controls a 5.8 per cent stake in Yahoo though his Third Point hedge fund, had been waging a campaign to gain four seats on the company’s board. Loeb settled for a compromise and Thompson’s departure. The two had a falling out in late March when Thompson told Loeb he wasn’t qualified to be on Yahoo’s board.Although Yahoo gave no official explanation for Thompson’s abrupt exit, it was clearly tied to inaccuracies that appeared on his biography on the company’s website and in a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.The bio listed two degrees — in accounting and computer science — from Stonehill College, a small school near Boston. After discovering Thompson never received a computer science degree, Loeb exposed the fabrication in a May 3 letter to Yahoo’s board. The revelation raised questions about why the accomplishment had periodically appeared on his bio in the years while he was running PayPal, an online payment service owned by eBay Inc.Yahoo initially stood behind Thompson, brushing off the inclusion of the bogus degree as an “inadvertent error,” but harsh criticism from employees, shareholders and corporate governance experts prompted the board to appoint a special committee to investigate how the fabrication occurred.Thompson, 54, spent much of the past week scrambling to save his job. He sent a memo to employees, apologizing for distractions caused by news of the illusory degree and then sought to assure other Yahoo executives that he wasn’t the source of the inaccuracy. He blamed a Chicago headhunting firm, Heidrick & Struggles.In an internal memo last week, Heidrick & Struggles denied Thompson’s accusation. “This allegation is verifiably not true and we have notified Yahoo! to that effect,” CEO Kevin Kelly wrote to employees. On Sunday, a spokesman for the firm declined to comment.In a twist, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Thompson had told the board last week that he has thyroid cancer. The diagnosis contributed to his decision to step down, according to the newspaper’s unidentified sources.The flap over the misleading bio elevated the angst in Yahoo just a month after Thompson laid off 2,000 employees, or 14 per cent of the workforce, in the biggest payroll purge in the company’s history. In recent weeks, Thompson had been drawing up plans to close or sell about 50 of Yahoo’s services while also antagonizing much of Silicon Valley with a lawsuit alleging the rapidly growing social network Facebook stole some of its technology from Yahoo.“In spite of the very bumpy road we’ve travelled, we are achieving genuine and meaningful successes in the marketplace every day and heading in the right direction,” Levinsohn wrote in his Sunday memo.Stifel Nicolaus analyst Jordan Rohan thinks Levinsohn’s media background may make him better qualified to be Yahoo’s CEO than Thompson, whose experience is rooted in electronic commerce.“Ross Levinsohn is common-sense executive, a pragmatic operator who people love to work for,” Rohan said. “He is the right guy for this job.”Thompson’s inaccurate resume might have been more forgivable at a company that was posting big returns for its shareholders, said James Post, a management professor at Boston University.Yahoo’s stock has been sagging since it squandered an opportunity to sell itself to Microsoft Corp. in May 2008 for $33 per share, or $47.5 billion. Yahoo’s stock hasn’t traded above $20 since September 2008.The shares climbed 37 cents in Monday’s late morning training $15.56, leaving Yahoo with a market value of $19 billion. That’s roughly the same as the individual fortunes of Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, whose company was still smaller than Yahoo when it went public in 2004.Facebook founder Mark Zuckerbeg’s wealth could surpass Yahoo’s market value depending on the price set in an initial public offering of stock that is expected to be set Thursday.Yahoo’s struggles centre on the company’s inability to keep up with Google and Facebook in the race for online advertising. Yahoo’s annual revenue has fallen from a peak of $7.2 billion in 2008 to $5 billion last year. Over the same period, Google’s annual revenue has climbed from $22 billion in 2008 to $38 billion last year. Facebook’s annual revenue has increased from $272 million in 2008 to $3.7 billion last year.“Yahoo has been embattled for such a long time that there are a lot of people prepared to believe the worst about that company,” said Post, who specializes in corporate governance and professional ethics. “When you’re angry at the management and the board, when nothing’s going right and you’re losing money, it’s understandable that shareholders would adopt an ‘off with their head’ attitude.”___AP Business Writer Christina Rexrode in New York contributed to this story. Jettisoning CEO with misleading biography won’t resolve all of Yahoo’s credibility issues AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

British International Motor Show

Following a thorough consultation with the UK motor industry after the cancellation of the 2010 British International Motor Show, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has confirmed that the Show will not be reinstated in 2012.“The British International Motor Show has been a tremendously successful showcase for the UK motor industry. In recent years the show has played a less important role in influencing new car buyers and vehicle manufacturers are focussing their limited resources on events and activities that have a more direct impact on brand awareness and consumer decisions,” said SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt. “The UK has a strong, diverse and highly competitive motor manufacturing industry, home to globally successful companies and iconic products admired around the world. Both SMMT and the industry are committed to displaying the achievements of the sector and providing our customers with an opportunity to experience the full breadth of models available in the UK,” concluded Everitt. Despite the upward trend in attendance at the 2008 British International Motor Show, the economic downturn and unprecedented challenges facing the industry both in the UK and around the world made it impossible for the industry to commit to a 2010 event, leading to its cancellation in March 2009.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Ondemand licensing now available for Leapfrog geological modelling software

first_imgARANZ Geo, the global supplier of geological visualisation and interpretation software for the mining, hydrogeology and geothermal industries, says is now offering consultants “highly flexible on-demand licenses” for its Leapfrog 3D geological modelling software. The new licensing options give consultants the flexibility to rent Leapfrog software only when they need it. Leapfrog consultant licenses are available for all Leapfrog products – Leapfrog Geo, Leapfrog Hydro and Leapfrog Geothermal. Shaun Maloney, CEO of ARANZ Geo says, “We understand how consultants work and we want to offer them a flexible solution. Rather than being locked into a year-long contract consultants can rent Leapfrog as they need it for a specific project. As we have such large groups of users from the corporate sector this allows consultants to use the software their customers’ use which is a big advantage.”Leapfrog is described as “fast and dynamic geological modelling software that dramatically speeds up the modelling process, saving users time and cost by allowing them to consider alternative hypotheses and produce more robust models. Leapfrog software manages large projects with ease as it can handle massive data sets and interfaces with numerous other packages.” Maloney says, “Leapfrog is quick and easy to learn making a short term license a viable option. To help kick start use we also have help and training available worldwide.”Independent Consulting Geologist Patrick Hollenbeck says, “Integrating Leapfrog into the workflow will not only expedite the first iteration of a model, but will facilitate the construction of multiple versions and refinements to test and compare, all done in the same time as a single model would once have been made.” Hollenbeck says the ability to create multiple models is not only helpful for internal use, but is extremely pragmatic when communicating with a client as it encourages discussion about which model should be considered the best. “Consultants can contribute to the conversation regarding geologic interpretation by presenting hypotheses to the client that they may not have considered and that may well become a new target for investigation. Consultants can aid the client in their future endeavours beyond the model estimation. In a highly competitive market this provides real value added benefits,” he says.Maloney says Leapfrog’s state of the art 3D graphics are “touted to be the best in the industry and when combined with its speed, ease of use, and multiple model capability make the software a compelling presentation and communication tool. So good in fact that a major mining company made Leapfrog mandatory for all senior management and board presentations.” Leapfrog Consultant Licenses start from one day and range to several months. Importantly in the consulting world, licenses can be paid for later to fit with project payment cycles. Users are sent a personalised micro dongle to unlock the software along with details on help and training available worldwide from Leapfrog’s regional support network.last_img read more

High heat air quality impacting some Tuesday prep events

first_imgHigh temperatures and unhealthy air quality from regional wildfires forced some area high school coaches to modify practices Monday by sending their teams inside, and Tuesday’s forecast led a number of schools to already postpone games and events. Vancouver Public Schools first announced late Sunday no after-school sports practices were held outdoors Monday. It’s was part of the district’s excessive-heat statement in response to the National Weather Service’s heat advisory and air-quality alert in effect through 6 p.m. Tuesday.While neighboring district — Evergreen Public Schools — allowed outdoor teams to practice as normal Monday, it’s the second time over the past week VPS sent teams indoors to escape the heat and poor air quality.“It’s not worth it to have our kids go through anything in this type of situation,” district athletic director Albert Alcantar said.No high school varsity contests were scheduled for Monday, Labor Day, but two junior varsity football games in the district — Columbia River-Evergreen and Hudson’s Bay-La Salle — were postponed.last_img read more

Special needs shelters opening up for Hurricane Dorian

first_img(WSVN) – Here are a list of shelters that have opened as Hurricane Dorian heads towards Florida:Miami-Dade CountyThe Miami Rescue Mission will be opening a shelter for the homeless Friday at 2020 NW 1st Ave.Miami-Dade County Schools that are designated as shelters are ready and, if necessary, will be activated in close coordination with county officials. None are activated at this time.Broward CountyFor shelter information in Broward County, visit or call 311 during day hours to find locations. No locations are open yet.The Broward Outreach Center in Hollywood will be opening a shelter for the homeless at 2056 Scott St. HospitalsThe Jackson Health System will be providing shelter to expectant mothers that are registered to deliver their baby in their system. Mothers are asked to check with their physician and report to the hospital only if advised to do so.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Eco Parks car painting festival sees stellar response from auto enthusiasts

first_imgKolkata: The three-day car painting festival at Eco Park has evoked great response among young car owners.The motto behind painting cars, which has become a popular form of art, is to construct a bridge between automobile and art and also to ensure that the owners maintain their cars and do not drive recklessly. The theme of the festival is closely associated with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Safe Drive Save Life programme, where stress is laid on careful driving. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseA group of ‘cartists’ have arrived at the city from Jaipur and are painting modern cars. Many young vintage car owners have brought their vehicles to paint them in beautiful and vibrant colours. The art of car painting has become famous globally after gaining popularity in USA. The cartists said there was tremendous enthusiasm among car owners in Kolkata to paint their vehicles. The paintings are done free of cost. They said: “We want the owners to maintain their cars. They should not drive recklessly and damage the vehicles.” They take one day to complete a vehicle. One or more artists work on one vehicle at a time. The paintings include abstract art, scenery or scenes from a poem or a play. The cartists will also paint two walls near the medical clinic situated inside Eco Park.last_img read more

Runners Brains May Be More Connected Research Shows

first_img 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 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. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 22, 2016 Runners’ Brains May Be More Connected, Research Shows MRI scans show that running may affect the structure and function of the brain in ways similar to complex tasks like playing a musical instrument News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more If you’re thinking about taking up running as your New Year’s resolution and still need some convincing, consider this: MRI scans reveal that endurance runners’ brains have greater functional connectivity than the brains of more sedentary individuals.University of Arizona researchers compared brain scans of young adult cross country runners to young adults who don’t engage in regular physical activity. The runners, overall, showed greater functional connectivity — or connections between distinct brain regions — within several areas of the brain, including the frontal cortex, which is important for cognitive functions such as planning, decision-making and the ability to switch attention between tasks.Although additional research is needed to determine whether these physical differences in brain connectivity result in differences in cognitive functioning, the current findings, published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, help lay the groundwork for researchers to better understand how exercise affects the brain, particularly in young adults.UA running expert David Raichlen, an associate professor of anthropology, co-designed the study with UA psychology professor Gene Alexander, who studies brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease as a member of the UA’s Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute.”One of the things that drove this collaboration was that there has been a recent proliferation of studies, over the last 15 years, that have shown that physical activity and exercise can have a beneficial impact on the brain, but most of that work has been in older adults,” Raichlen said.”This question of what’s occurring in the brain at younger ages hasn’t really been explored in much depth, and it’s important,” he said. “Not only are we interested in what’s going on in the brains of young adults, but we know that there are things that you do across your lifespan that can impact what happens as you age, so it’s important to understand what’s happening in the brain at these younger ages.”Along with their colleagues, Raichlen and Alexander compared the MRI scans of a group of male cross country runners to the scans of young adult males who hadn’t engaged in any kind of organized athletic activity for at least a year. Participants were roughly the same age — 18 to 25 — with comparable body mass index and educational levels.The scans measured resting state functional connectivity, or what goes on in the brain while participants are awake but at rest, not engaging in any specific task.The findings shed new light on the impact that running, as a particular form of exercise, may have on the brain.Previous studies have shown that activities that require fine motor control, such as playing a musical instrument, or that require high levels of hand-eye coordination, such as playing golf, can alter brain structure and function. However, fewer studies have looked at the effects of more repetitive athletic activities that don’t require as much precise motor control — such as running. Raichlen’s and Alexander’s findings suggest that these types of activities could have a similar effect.”These activities that people consider repetitive actually involve many complex cognitive functions — like planning and decision-making — that may have effects on the brain,” Raichlen said.Since functional connectivity often appears to be altered in aging adults, and particularly in those with Alzheimer’s or other neurodegenerative diseases, it’s an important measure to consider, Alexander said. And what researchers learn from the brains of young adults could have implications for the possible prevention of age-related cognitive decline later on.”One of the key questions that these results raise is whether what we’re seeing in young adults — in terms of the connectivity differences — imparts some benefit later in life,” said Alexander, who also is a professor of neuroscience and physiological sciences. “The areas of the brain where we saw more connectivity in runners are also the areas that are impacted as we age, so it really raises the question of whether being active as a young adult could be potentially beneficial and perhaps afford some resilience against the effects of aging and disease.”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School 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 | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. read more center_img News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read morelast_img read more

Google launches scorebased reCAPTCHA v3 to filter abusive traffic on websites

first_imgYesterday, Google launched reCAPTCHA v3, a revamped version of their Captcha API that helps filter abusive traffic to a website without user interaction. reCAPTCHA v3 returns a score for each request. The score is based on interactions with a site, so website owners can take the most appropriate action. “Over the last decade, reCAPTCHA has continuously evolved its technology,” Google product manager Wei Liu wrote in a blog post. ReCAPTCHA is usually used on sign in pages. You can rate limit login attempts, exponentially increasing rate limit or just lock out IPs that exceed allowed login attempts and analyze your logs to ban abusive IPs. She adds,“ reCAPTCHA v3 helps to protect your sites without user friction and gives you more power to decide what to do in risky situations.” reCAPTCHA v3 also runs adaptive risk analysis in the background to alert you of suspicious traffic. The scoring logic Website owners can use the reCAPTCHA score in 3 different ways. They can set a threshold that determines when a user is let through or when further verification needs to be done. They can combine the score with their own signals that reCAPTCHA can’t access such as user profiles or transaction histories. They can use the reCAPTCHA score as one of the signals to train machine learning models to fight abuse. reCAPTCHA v3, uses a new tag “Action” which can be used to define the key steps of a user journey and enable reCAPTCHA to run its risk analysis in context. On adding action to multiple pages, reCAPTCHA adaptive risk analysis engine can identify the pattern of attackers more accurately by looking at the activities across different pages on your website. The reCAPTCHA admin console provides an overview of reCAPTCHA score distribution and a breakdown for the stats of the top 10 actions on your site. It also provides multiple ways to customize actions that occur for different types of traffic, to protect against bots and improve user experience based on a website’s specific needs. Source: Google You can visit the reCAPTCHA developer site for more details. Read Next OK Google, why are you ok with mut(at)ing your ethos for Project DragonFly? 90% Google Play apps contain third-party trackers, share user data with Alphabet, Facebook, Twitter, etc: Oxford University Study. A multimillion-dollar ad fraud scheme that secretly tracked user affected millions of Android phones. This is how Google is tackling it.last_img read more

Air NZ has A Better Way to Fly – and win –

first_img Tweet Air NZ has ‘A Better Way to Fly’ – and win – with new global campaign, agent contest Travelweek Group TORONTO — Air New Zealand has debuted its first global brand campaign with a first-phase launch here in Canada and the U.S. that includes a travel agent contest offering the chance to win a trip for two to New Zealand.To celebrate the launch of Air New Zealand’s newest campaign, A Better Way to Fly, and its newest frequent flier, they are giving travel agents a chance to win 2 tickets to New Zealand. Go to to find out more. Entries must be received by Sept. 22, 2017 to qualify for the prize draw.Year-to-date visitor numbers show 66,000 Canadian travellers arrived in New Zealand, a 19% increase year on year. Air New Zealand says it sees huge potential to further tap into this demand given the “notable increase” in the number of Canadian travellers visiting New Zealand each year.The new global brand campaign comes as Air New Zealand appoints a new Regional Manager Americas, Liz Fraser. “Earlier this month Air New Zealand announced a capacity increase for its Vancouver-Auckland and Honolulu-Auckland routes, illustrating the demand for travel,” said Fraser. “This year Air New Zealand, along with its JV partner United Airlines will operate over 40% more capacity into mainland USA than it operated five years ago. That’s an additional 300,000 seats in 2017 so it’s certainly an exciting time to join the region.”The airline says recent consumer research shows that despite the desire to visit New Zealand, one of the greatest barriers is the perception of distance, with some would-be visitors thinking that New Zealand is 20 or more hours away.More news:  Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesThe new campaign, dubbed ‘A Better Way to Fly’, aims to bust those myths and reinforce what Air New Zealand says is its key differentiator: an innovative inflight offering enabling travellers to sit back, relax and enjoy the direct service to New Zealand.The new campaign features ‘Pete’, a CGI character inspired by New Zealand’s national bird the kiwi and voiced by New Zealand actor and Jurassic Park star Sam Neill. Pete takes viewers on his in-flight journey to show a little bit of New Zealand in the sky.Pete enjoying Air New Zealand’s famous SkycouchAir New Zealand is known for its premium New Zealand wines served onboard, chef-curated menus (in Business Premier and Premium Economy, dishes are created by chefs Peter Gordon from London’s The Providores and Tapa Room The Sugar Club in Auckland, New Zealand, and Michael Meredith from Auckland’s Meredith’s).The airline’s Business Premier cabins feature Air New Zealand’s signature chalk colored luxurious leather lie-flat bed, complete with memory foam mattress, duvet and two full size pillows.Reacting to changing customer needs, in 2005 Air New Zealand was one of the first airlines to introduce the premium economy class.Air New Zealand also revolutionized the Economy cabin by introducing more space and flexible options for passengers in the Economy class – the first real improvement for this class by any airline in more than 20 years, according to the airline.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTThe Skycouch, originally dubbed the ‘cuddle couch’, is a row of three economy seats, that together create a flexible space to stretch out and relax, or can be used as a place for the kids to use as a play area.Other Air New Zealand innovations include its world famous safety videos to the use of advanced technologies including the Airband which allows parents to track the progress of children travelling unaccompanied, and Biometric Bag Drop.Australia-bound passengers can transit in Auckland to eight Australian destinations without having to change terminals. Their bags go straight through to their destination too.“With the help of Pete the kiwi, this new global brand campaign aims to convince North American travelers that Air New Zealand is A Better Way to Fly,” says Air New Zealand General Manager of Global Brand and Content Marketing Jodi Williams. “We hope travellers interested in visiting New Zealand or Australia will choose us once they learn about the award-winning product and service we offer.”Air New Zealand flies nonstop to Auckland from Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu and Houston. Services are operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft (Honolulu), Boeing 777-300ER aircraft (Los Angeles & San Francisco) and 777-200ER (Vancouver & Houston), all featuring the Economy Skycouch and lie-flat Business Premier beds. Thursday, August 24, 2017 center_img Posted by Tags: Air New Zealand, Australia, Contests, New Zealand, Video << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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first_imgState assistance was granted to the co-op bank in 2013 to avert a haircut on deposits, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades told an inquiry into the lender’s collapse on Thursday.The minister, who has been heavily criticised following the co-op bank’s demise earlier this year, started his testimony by reading a prepared statement in which he said that nationalising the lender in 2013 by pumping €1.5bn initially and around €250m at a later stage, had been a political decision at EU level which President Nicos Anastasiades had secured.Until that time, the co-op had a negative capital, he said.“The question is not why and how the co-op came to a dead end in 2013 . The question is how it managed to operate until 2o13. How such an organisation was allowed to operate and handle people’s savings until 2013,” he said.It was not even an organisation. It was a loose network of co-op banks that operated without credible procedures, supervision, and suitable staff, recklessly granting loans, even to its directors and nonexistent individuals, he said.What was worse, was that no one bothered to check if those loans were serviced, he added.“State aid in 2013 did not resolve the co-op’s problems. It prevented a haircut of deposits at the co-op bank also.”As part of its bailout, Cyprus had to shutter its second-largest bank, Laiki, while Bank of Cyprus, the biggest one, had to seize 47.5 per cent of deposits over €100,000.You May LikeSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityEarthquake coverage that comes with optionsCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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