first_imgCALGARY – The National Energy Board says Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC can start construction on sections of its pipeline expansion between Alberta and British Columbia.The NEB says in a statement that Trans Mountain has met all applicable pre-construction condition requirements for so-called segments one to four from the Edmonton terminal to its Darfield pump station near Kamloops, B.C.The board says it has approved more than 96 per cent of the detailed route for these pipeline segments.The NEB says Trans Mountain can begin construction, including clearing right of way — subject to other government permits and regulations.It says two active hearings remain for these segments and construction for work that relates to the hearings is not permitted while they’re pending.The NEB says 72 per cent of the entire detailed route has been approved for the pipeline, and hearings for the final segment are scheduled to begin in Chilliwack, B.C., in October.last_img read more

The UN office in Colombo said that Ms. Singer is scheduled to meet leaders from other religious communities during the coming days. (Colombo Gazette) Ms. Singer also paid homage to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. Her visit included meetings with the Muslim clergy and representatives from civil society. The United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative, Ms. Hanaa Singer, held talks with religious leaders in Kandy, the UN office in Colombo said today.Hanaa Singer met with the Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Mahanayake Thera, Chief Prelate of the Sri Lanka Rāmañña Nikaya Most Venerable Napana Premasiri Thera and the Anu Nayaka of the Malwatta Chapter Most Venerable Dr. Niyangoda Vijithasiri Thera, during a two day visit to Kandy. read more

IDPs also say they are being harassed and intimidated by police or local authorities to return to their home villages or to explain their relationship with rebel groups in Darfur, the scene of a deadly conflict since early last year.More than 1.45 million IDPs live in Darfur and another 200,000 people have fled to neighbouring Chad as refugees because of attacks by militias and fighting between two rebel groups and Sudanese Government forces.Meanwhile, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard said in New York that the operations of humanitarian agencies in North Darfur State have become limited because some roads remain closed to them. Other areas have become dangerous for transporting aid supplies. Last Saturday, forces from the rebel Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) hijacked seven commercial trucks on a road about 120 kilometres east of the state capital El Fasher.In West Darfur and South Darfur States, UNAMIS said IDPs are harassed by police about their links to the SLA, one of the two rebel groups. Many IDPs are also pressured to return home.The World Food Programme (WFP) also reports that it has completed its polio vaccination scheme in West Darfur and reached more than 90 per cent of the target population in North Darfur.But another survey it conducted indicates that 22 per cent of children five and under in Darfur are malnourished and nearly half of all families do not have enough food to eat. read more

first_imgProf Gray urged older people to find exercise classes that they enjoy, and to walk everywhere if they can.“We have this thing where, if our elderly mum is getting on and she can’t get to the shops any more, that we go and help her. This is completely wrong. We need more activity with every year that passes,” he said.“I don’t find gyms very welcoming for older gentleman and ladies. They’re full of young pups wearing very little clothes and lifting heavy weights around.“But things are slowly changing, there are some great classes out there, and socialising while exercising is very important,” he said.He warned that the younger generations are setting themselves up for an unhealthy old age, particularly for the growing number of people who work from home. “They often slide out of bed, into the office, via the kitchen and that’s it,” he said.For those who commute to a desk job, things are not much better, according to Prof Gray, with the combination of inactivity and stress providing the basis for joint and brain problems. He said: “Desk jobs are like the polluted water problems of the 1970s.“I want Bear Grylls to commute from Barking into London and sit at a desk for nine hours – now that’s a challenge.” Older people should be given a course of pilates lessons as a birthday gift rather than slippers or chocolates, according to Diana Moran, the ‘Green Goddess’ exercise guru.Moran, 78, said people in their 60s and 70s can have greater fitness than millennials because they did no spend their childhoods playing video games.However, it is essential that they continue to exercise in old age, she told an audience at the Oxford Literary Festival.Moran, who earned her nickname when she appeared on BBC breakfast television in a green leotard, said: “I see people in gym classes that are in their 60s and 70s that are much fitter than those in their 30s and 40s. They had to walk to school, were made to do sport and PE, and because of that our bone bank is stronger.“When I ask for presents I ask for pilates lessons, things to help my hobbies and stimulate my brain, not slippers and chocolates.”Moran has co-written a book, Sod Sitting, Get Moving! With Prof Sir Muir Gray, clinical advisor to Public Health England. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

first_imgWHEN MUSICIANS IN New Orleans learned that a proposed new noise ordinance could impact on live music, they held a protest.That protest took the form that only a protest by New Orleans musicians can, particularly when they reached the city council’s chambers:(LiveMusicNola/YouTube)There was due to be a meeting on Friday of the Housing and Human Needs Committee, at which the proposed ordinance on noise restrictions would be discussed, but that was cancelled, as The Gambit reported.A public rally against the ordinance went ahead on the day despite the cancellation.A statement from NOLA City Council said that they had been working to improve the city’s sound ordinances, and that “the lack of enforcement over time and of enforceable laws negatively impacts the quality of life in neighborhoods citywide and the health of musicians and employees, and also stymies development.”A study of New Orleans sound ordinances resulted in a report released in August 2013, and the plan is to turn this into law.However, the committee noted “there has been much public consternation over the perceived intent and impact of the ordinance”.A new meeting will be held on the issue on 27 January.The Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans group is asking that any changes to the city’s noise ordinance “meet the needs of musicians and culture bearers”.It says that “a noise ordinance that threatens the culture of New Orleans not only damages the ability of thousands of people to make a living, lowers property values and endangers quality of life, but it puts the very identity and uniqueness of the City in danger”.Its petition has almost 7,400 signatures.Read: The New Orleans Rose has planned her wedding after THAT on-stage proposal>last_img read more

first_imgT-Mobile G2 with Google Android Phone (T-Mobile) $49.99 (With Plan)Medal of Honor $34.99 (Down from $59.99)Spoon Transference $1.99 Amazon continues its week of pre-holiday savings by giving customers a jump one some bandwidth-clogging Cyber Monday deals. To be perfectly honest, some of the deals look awfully familiar (we’ve been seeing some since the site kicked off its promotion, last Monday), but some do seem too good to pass up.Check out some of the best deals, after the jump.BOQARI Q1 Metal Earbuds Headphones $49.95 (Down from $299.95)Toshiba BDX1100 1080p Blu-ray Player $79.99 (Down from $99.99)Pentax Optio RS1000 14 MP Digital Camera $99.00 (Down from $129.95Plantronics Voyager PRO Bluetooth Headset $49.99 (Down from $99.99)last_img read more

first_imgLa plus grande toile d’araignée du mondeDes scientifiques ont récemment découvert une nouvelle espèce d’araignée vivant sur l’île de Madagascar. Celle-ci construit des toiles ultra-résistantes capables de mesurer 25 mètres de large. Un record d’autant plus étonnant que leur emplacement est inhabituel.L’araignée Caeristrus darwini (Darwin’s bark spider en anglais) appartient à une famille d’araignée connue depuis un an seulement. C’est donc une véritable trouvaille que viennent de réaliser les chercheurs Matjaz Kuntner et Ingi Agnarsson en découvrant des toiles de 25 mètres.C’est à Madagascar que ces tissages géants ont été observés, suspendus au-dessus de plans d’eau, de rivières ou de lacs. Or, c’est la première fois que l’on trouve de telles structures aussi bien de par leur taille que par les lieux où elles sont érigées, révèle gurund.org. De plus, si les femelles de Caeristrus darwini avaient déjà été étudiées, les mâles, cinq fois plus petits, n’avaient pas pu être capturés et examinés. Mais c’est désormais chose faite, tandis que M. Kunter précise que “les femelles font un peu plus de 2 centimètres, l’équivalent d’une grosse pièce de monnaie, ou d’un pouce d’homme”.Les scientifiques s’interrogeaient pour comprendre comment les Darwin bark parvenaient à tisser leurs toiles au dessus de l’eau. À Madagascar, ils ont en effet constaté que ces toiles mesuraient jusqu’à 2,7 mètres carrés, avec des fils de 25 mètres de long allant d’une rive à l’autre. L’explication était pourtant simple : l’araignée attache un fil à une branche d’arbre, se laisse tomber comme pour un saut à l’élastique tout en crachant de la soie. Une quantité colossale de soie (jusqu’à 25 mètres, donc). Emportés par le vent, les fils finissent par se prendre dans les branches de l’autre côté de la rivière. L’araignée n’a alors plus qu’à rembobiner le fil pour le tendre. La première étape du tissage est accomplie. Après avoir renforcés les points d’attache, l’araignée se rend au centre du fil et descend pour former un “T” qui servira de base au reste de la toile, indique le New Scientist.La plus durable et résistante des soies À lire aussiLa plus grosse araignée du monde surprend un scientifique en pleine forêtCes toiles géantes se révèlent par ailleurs extrêmement efficaces pour attraper des proies. Dans un article récemment publié dans le Journal of Arachnology, les scientifiques indiquent avoir retrouvé 32 insectes dans une seule de ces toiles. Il s’agit aussi bien de scarabées que de libellules ou de guêpes. Une “récolte” pas si étonnante quand on sait que ces araignées produisent la soie la plus durable et résistante de toutes les espèces d’arachnides connues. Une propriété qui intéresse les ingénieurs qui estiment que “cette soie est parfaitement adaptée dans la réparation des tendons, car elle est très résistante, mais aussi suffisamment extensible pour maintenir la mobilité articulaire. Elle est aussi potentiellement utile comme maintien pour les tissus en croissance, comme pour aider dans la réparation des os, les pansements et dans les sutures”. Le 6 novembre 2011 à 17:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgIt’s not every day that you get to write a headline like that, but every word of it – and the story you’re about to read – is 100% true. Strap in, my friends, because this is one heck of a ride.Let’s start with Elijah Daniel. He’s a YouTube comedian, but before you close the window screeching and run away: he’s one of the good ones. His clips with collaborator Christine Sydelko are honest, uncalculated and actually funny. Plus they threw a dildo at Logan Paul.Daniel, like many people these days, is a little miffed at President Trump for his stream of executive orders that he believes violate the rights of the American people, like his ban of transgender individuals from military service and his restrictions on travel from majority Muslim nations. So he wanted to test the limits of executive power on a smaller scale and decided to get into politics.The gears of government grind pretty slow, though, and although Elijah has half a million subscribers on YouTube that doesn’t necessarily translate to votes. So he needed to find a shortcut, and he found it in the municipality of Hell, Michigan.An unincorporated township about 15 miles away from Ann Arbor, Hell was founded in the 1840s around a sawmill and whiskey distillery owned by a guy named George Reeves. It’s not known how the area got its evocative name, but there are a few theories. One of the best is that when Michigan gained statehood and Reeves was asked what he wanted his township to be named, he replied: “I don’t care, you can name it Hell if you want to.” It’s grown into a tourist trap with restaurants like the Hell Hole Diner and an unusually popular destination for couples getting married.Since there is no real local government, the mayorship of Hell is a ceremonial title that can be purchased for $100. The mayorship is typically held by a dude named John Colone, who goes by “Odum Plenty” in his official duties. After calling a bunch of other towns, Daniel found Hell and immediately hatched a plan.We spoke today, and he told me “I heard about Hell because I grew up in Michigan, it was always a fun novelty city to say you lived near or drove by.”The comedian flew right out to Michigan, drove up to Hell and paid his Benjamin to purchase the office of Mayor. A hundred dollars later, he was in charge.twitter.com/elijahdanielAfter being sworn in on August 30th, Daniel wasted no time in getting to work. He immediately issued a proclamation that barred all heterosexuals from entering Hell’s town limits. The legally binding executive order forbade anybody not of same-sex attraction to enter Hell. A quote:“We can no longer in good conscience allow straights to enter. However, will not deport heterosexuals out of our town. Any heterosexuals currently residing in Hell will instead be charged an $84,000 reproductive precautionary deposit, which will be returned after one-year abstinence from any heterosexual activities.”Hetero residents were also offered “reparatory therapy” programs where they would be forced to meet in the town square every morning wearing cargo shorts and shirts with red Hs emblazoned on them to identify them as breeders.Daniel also told the press that “eating ass is dope,” becoming the first American mayor – excuse me, “gayor” – to publicly endorse analingus.Obviously his proclamation was a jape on Trump’s draconian immigration ban, but the 266 residents of Hell weren’t all that happy about their new mayor’s plans. At the end of his first day, Elijah Daniel was officially impeached, his reign of gay terror over. His proclamation was rescinded, and the residents of Hell went back to their normal lives.Don’t think that Hell is populated by a bunch of gay-haters, though – the Hell mayorship is offered by the town on their website, and along with a day’s leadership it comes with a deed for a square inch of property and an official impeachment at the end of your 24 hours. There’s literally no other way Elijah Daniel’s story could have ended.We doubt this is going to be this young man’s last foray into the realm of politics, though. He’s already shown he can make a difference in one small town, and when I asked him about future plans, he replied simply with “Yes, I will be president.”Two years ago I would have said “no chance, buddy,” but all the rules have changed. Best of luck, young man.last_img read more

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first_imgAfter the Disaster . . . What Should I Do Now?Information to Help Small Business Owners Make Post-Disaster Business DecisionsBy Daniel J. Alesch, James N. Holly, Elliott Mittler, and Robert NagyUniversity of Wisconsin-Green Bay Center for Organizational StudiesPublished by the Public Entity Risk Institute On the Web at: www.riskinstitute.orgPublic Entity Risk InstituteThe Public Entity Risk Institute’s mission is to serve public, private, and nonprofit organizations as a dynamic, forward thinking resource for the practical enhancement of risk management.  PERI pursues its mission by:Facilitating the development and delivery of education and training on all aspects of risk management, particularly for public entities, small nonprofit organizations, and small businesses.Serving as a resource center and clearinghouse for risk management, environmental liability management, and disaster management information.Operating an innovative, forward-looking grant and research program in risk management, environmental liability management, and disaster management.For complete information on PERI’s programs and information services, visit our Web site at www.riskinstitute.org.To access a wealth of risk management intelligence, visit the Risk Management Resource Center, at www.eriskcenter.org, a collaborative Web site operated by PERI, the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA), and the Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC).Public Entity Risk Institute11350 Random Hills Road, Suite 210Fairfax, VA 22030Phone: (703) 352-1846FAX: (703) 352-6339Gerard J. HoetmerExecutive DirectorThe Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI) provides these materials “as is,” for educational and informational purposes only, and without representation, guarantee or warranty of any kind, express or implied, including any warranty relating to the accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency or usefulness of the content of this material.   Publication and distribution of this material is not an endorsement by PERI, its officers, directors or employees of any opinions, conclusions or recommendations contained herein.   PERI will not be liable for any claims for damages of any kind based upon errors, omissions or other inaccuracies in the information or material contained on these pages.   PERI is not engaged in rendering professional services of any kind, and the information in these materials should not be construed as professional advice. Users bear complete responsibility for any reliance on this material, and should contact a competent professional familiar with their particular factual situation if expert assistance is required.Business Survival is not Assured by Reopening the DoorsDuring a PERI-funded research project, we worked with more than 120 small business owners and managers of not-for-profit organizations all across the country to understand what happens to them following various natural disasters.We’ve talked with some a few months after the disaster, with some as many as seven years after the event, and, with still others, every year for five years after the disaster.We’ve reached several important conclusions that should weigh heavily on any business owner’s decisions about what to do with his or her business in the aftermath of a major disaster:First, we have concluded that disaster events cause problems for businesses unrelated to the amount of direct damage they sustain from the event and from related events, like fire following an earthquake.Second, we found that, unless the business owner makes good decisions about recovery, the largest losses to the business come in the years after disaster and not from the direct damage of the disaster itself.Third, we found that, following any large scale disaster in a community, things never get “back to normal.” The community almost always changes permanently, ______________________This article is a supplement to a research project report — Organizations at Risk: What Happens When Small Businesses and Not-for-Profits Encounter Natural Disasters — written by the same authors and published by the Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI).The research project was supported with a grant from PERI.    The complete report is available at no charge on the PERI Web site, at www.riskinstitute.org. It is located in the Publications, Tools, Resources section of the site, in the list of Disaster Management materials.Printed copies of Organizations at Risk, also available at no charge, can be requested through the Web site, or by contacting PERI at:Public Entity Risk Institute11350 Random Hills Rd., Suite 210Fairfax, VA 22030Phone: (703) 352-1846Fax: (703) 352-6339Creating a new business environment in which doing business the old way often results in operating at a loss for years and, then, when all equity in the business is used up, going out of business.Finally, we found that it is possible, if an owner takes the right steps, to not only survive a major natural disaster, but to achieve real business viability in the postevent environment.Among the factors that significantly contributed to business failures are:The effect the disaster event has on the customer base.The kinds of products or services the business provides.The business’ inability or unwillingness to respond appropriately to the new, post-event environment.The overall financial strength and stability of the business before the event.The owner’s inability or unwillingness to recognize the options available.What to Expect in the Weeks and Months Following the DisasterYour personal life will become stressful and uncertain following the event, even if you did not lose anyone close to you in the disaster.   You are likely to experience considerable ambiguity, particularly if both your home and your business were damaged.   For many business owners, stress will come simply from memories of the experience.   You, or members of your family, may experience difficultly sleeping soundly. Much of the stress will come because your primary source of income is gone, at least temporarily.   Some stress will be passed on to you from stressed employees.   There will be stress around insurance delays, questions about coverage, and settlements.   You may find yourself stressed about things you wish you had done, but there is little to gain in “I wish I woulda . . .” laments.   Finally, all the stress around the business and loss usually leads to increased stress at home.In your business neighborhood, there will almost always be an underlying assumption on the part of business people, property owners, and public officials that “things will get back to normal soon,” but they will not.   We found that there is often social pressure from other business people in the damaged area to get back into business and to make things like they were before.You will receive little information about rebuilding plans from the city or from owners and much of that information will be contradictory or wrong. State and local governments may be slow to respond with needed variances and recovery policies.Many people who lived in the damaged area and either lost their homes or experienced other losses will move away, many of them permanently. Volunteers and others will be there to help clean up, but they, too, will disappear as the physical evidence of the disaster is trucked away.Fundamental changes in the community will already have begun. Neighborhood trends that had started before the event are likely to speed up.   The neighborhood will change forever, even if the buildings are put back just the way they were before the event.   A new set of relationships, new neighbors, and new business patterns will develop.The businesses that survive will be those whose owners and managers understand and adapt to the new business environment.Options to Consider and Questions to Answer Before You Spend a Lot of Money to Reopen Your BusinessPerhaps the most difficult factor for a business owner to deal with is recognizing the available options.   In our research, we found that many owners failed to see that they had alternatives available to them; in so doing, they severely limited themselves and their potential responses to the disaster. Too many business owners simply continued, after a disaster event, to do what they had done before the disaster event.   Their failure to consider the available options made it difficult to respond appropriately to the new, post-event environment.   Most of these businesses fell by the wayside.However, a few entrepreneurs did consider the options available to them.   In doing so, they were able to devise or, in some cases, they just happened upon, recovery strategies that enabled them to avoid almost certain failure.   These strategies frequently led to profitable futures.The suggestions included here for post-disaster business recovery are predicated on your willingness to consider the options available to you as a business owner and your desire to make informed business decisions.We’ve put together, based on our research, a series of things to consider and questions to answer that will help you develop a sensible post-disaster strategy.   That strategy is intended to increase the probability that your firm can become financially viable in the post-event environment. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 15, 2017 – Providenciales – FIRST, REALLY UNDERSTAND YOUR BASIC OPTIONSAfter a major disaster, almost every small business owner says, “Wow, that was quite a bump in the road.   Time to get back to business.”   And then he or she continues doing the same things in the same way, assuming things will get back to normal.Following major disasters such as a strong earthquake, a major hurricane, widespread flooding, rioting and civil disruption, or a devastating terrorist attack, things change forever.   What that means is that your business environment is changed and that what worked well in the past may not work at all now, especially in your current location.When a major disaster affects you, your financial survival depends on how well you make decisions in the new environment.   One of the very first things you should do is identify the basic options that are available to you.   It is not good enough to say, “Well, this business is what I do.   It is the only thing I know.”   You have to consider other things.We think that, initially, you have at least three basic options available to you.Option One – You can reopen your business.Option Two – You can close your business.Option three – You can (try to) sell or transfer the business to someone else.Too often, in the stressful aftermath of disaster, a business owner chooses to reopen his or her business without considering or even knowing about the alternatives available, factors to consider, or the potential consequences of his or her actions.   Some additional information about how to pursue each option, which may influence your choice of options, is provided below.   This additional information should be studied before any decision is made.   (The advantages, disadvantages and other issues to consider when deciding whether or not to reopen your business after a disaster are discussed in the next section of this article.)Option One – Reopen Your BusinessYou can finance your business reopening with company assets, personal saving, low-interest loans, traditional loans, insurance proceeds, investment, family loans, credit cards, and so forth.You can reestablish your business at the same location or you can relocate your business. (Some loans and grants have conditions that prohibit relocation.)You can reopen your business offering the same products and services you provide before the disaster event or you can change, in part or entirely, the products and services you provide.Option Two – Close Your BusinessYou can walk away.You can liquidate the businessYou can start a new business with new product/services or the same product/service you previously provided.You can go to work for someone else.You can retire.Option Three – You Can (Try To) Sell or Transfer the Business to Someone ElseYou can sell or transfer the business to your children. (If they are interested in running a business.)You can sell or transfer the business to a competitor.You can turn over the business to a relative or former employee.These options are not singular or mutually exclusive.   For example, you may walk away from one business and start a new business, in a new location, that provides products and services, which may be the same or different from your previous business.Very likely, you will be able to think of other options. The three basic options we’ve outlined are just for starters – something to get you thinking.SECOND, ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS BEFORE DECIDING WHETHER TO REOPEN YOUR BUSINESSWhat Happened and What Is Happening?Make an effort to understand what happened and what is happening as a consequence of the event.   This is a difficult assignment because everything will be in flux, surrounded in ambiguity, and changing rapidly.   Information will be unreliable.   That means that one quick look around will not be enough.   The problem is that you need accurate, reliable information on which to make sensible decisions about your business in the post-disaster environment.   You will have to be engaged in a continuous effort to know what is going on in your neighborhood, your business community, and your local jurisdiction.What Happened to Your Customers?If you are in manufacturing or wholesaling, it is likely that your customer base is geographically dispersed.   Only a few of them may have suffered losses from the event.   In that case, it is important for you to do what is necessary to ensure that you meet your customers’ continuing needs.If you suffered significant losses and will have to be closed for some time, it is important to learn what your customers are doing during the time it takes you to reopen.   If your customers did not suffer major losses, they may change their buying habits and you may have to fight an uphill battle to win them back.   Do your customers still want or need your product or service? Can they afford it?Whether it makes sense to reopen your business depends mainly on what happened to your customers as a result of the event.    If all or most of your customers suffered large losses as a consequence of the disaster, there is little reason for you to reopen quickly, unless you have something they need desperately.   For example, it usually makes sense for lumberyards and building supply, pharmacies, physicians, furnishings and appliances, construction, dry cleaning and laundry, and grocery stores to reopen quickly.However, if you sell goods and services that come from discretionary money, your customers may not be able to afford what you have to offer as they attempt to pick up the pieces.   We found that people who had big losses put off spending money at the optometrist, at specialty restaurants, for things like recreational gear, and for jewelry and expensive gifts.   Sometimes, your customers may move away. In that case, reopening is like starting over.How Much Did You Lose and Where Will the Money Come From to Reopen?If you suffered losses and were not insured, where will the money come from to reopen? Most business owners we talked with used their life savings, borrowed from relatives, used their credit cards, got a little help from suppliers and/or customers, or got loans through the Small Business Administration or from conventional lenders.   A few got loans or grants from local government. Do not expect any money from FEMA, the Red Cross, or other disaster assistance organizations – small businesses and small business owners usually are not eligible for that kind of assistance.Before you decide to use your life savings or borrow money from organizations that require you to use your home and other personal assets as collateral, it makes sense to take a very serious look at your business prospects in the post-disaster environment.   There is a very good chance that your old business plan is no longer viable, depending on what happened to you and your customers.We talked with dozens of small business owners who used all their savings to reopen a business that went nowhere in the post-disaster environment.   They lost their savings and the business.   Often, reopening after a major disaster is like starting a new business. Banks and the SBA will probably be willing to loan you money to reopen based on your experience before the disaster, but, before you make that commitment, make sure you have a solid business plan for the post-disaster environment.Before you reopen, understand fully that things will never be the way they were before.   Last year’s business plan is dead as a dodo.   It is time to conduct a new feasibility analysis and to rebuild your pro forma and cash flow analysis before committing any cash to the new venture.   If you can reopen without putting any significant amount of money into the venture and you have good reason to expect your customers to be there, then go ahead.   But, unless you have a service or product that people need desperately, expect that your business will not be what it was before the event for a long time.In any event, it makes sense to be cautious.   Be cautious about how you use your insurance proceeds; don’t confuse cash flow with investment.   Be wary of taking loans that require you to use personal assets, like your home, as collateral.   Be wary of taking loans that will be forgiven if you stay in the same business in the same location.   You may be far better off moving to a new location.If you are at or near retirement age, you will want to think particularly carefully about reopening the business.   Many people we interviewed put their savings back into a business that did not survive the next five years.   You may be better off liquidating your business assets and putting your money in safer investments.   Sometimes, even if your alternatives look bleak, it still makes sense to walk away.If you had insurance that covered most of your losses, you are in the minority of small business owners.   Many small firms will have experienced uninsured disaster related losses from damage to their plant or equipment, their inventory, and to the building they rent or own.   Many more lose money from uninsured business interruption in the chaotic period following the disaster.How Strong Was Your Business Before the Event?How Well Is Your Firm Positioned with Regard to the Dominant Trends in Your Industry?   Even if your organization was doing well before the disaster, it is important for you to take a hard look at where your firm is with regard to dominant trends in the area where you do business.   Retail patterns are, of course, changing.   Small town, downtown merchants are having a tough struggle against giant chain retailers located on the outskirts of town.   If your firm is positioned favorably with regard to industry trends, your chances of surviving a disaster are much better than if your firm is in an uphill fight against major trends.Only you will know how strong your business was before the disaster.    If you were losing out to the competition before the disaster, there is no reason to believe you can do better after the disaster.   If your firm was doing well, growing and becoming more profitable each year, chances are you can do well after the disaster, provided you can retain your customers in the unsettled times after the event.Are You Able to Give What It Is Going to Take?It takes a lot of energy and commitment to start a new business.   You know that.   You’ve done it.   Remember that, following a real disaster, it usually takes that same level of commitment and energy to revitalize a business that has suffered a disastrous event.   Ask yourself whether you still have the drive needed to do it again.   If so, good luck with your venture.   If not, it makes a lot of sense to reconsider your options. 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first_img A source familiar with the situation tells Folio: that there will be an advertising component in this deal. Via Twitter’s Amplify platform, brands can purchase pre-roll ads to play before non-live clips, and there will also be an option for in-stream ads, similar to a 30-second TV spot. Bloomberg Media and Twitter will share the resulting revenue, although the exact breakdown was not disclosed. “Twitter is one of the fastest ways to find out what’s happening in global business and financial markets, and to engage in the live commentary about it,” Anthony Noto, Twitter’s chief financial officer, said in a statement. “Partnering with Bloomberg will give people on Twitter the best way to see live financial markets performance combined with the live commentary on the underlying drives and implications.” The revenue growth and partnership with Twitter are both in line with Bloomberg Media’s push to expand digital video, announced at NewFronts this year. The publisher also revealed that its VidPlus program will allow marketers to purchase ads that pop up briefly during an online video, similar to how ads will be incorporated in its live videos on Twitter. “By partnering with Twitter, viewers from all over the world will now be able to leverage a powerful, real-time platform to consume and react to the news, accelerating our position as a leader in global business video, and offering new and innovative opportunities for our marketing partners,” Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith said  in a statement. This is the third video live streaming deal for Twitter in a week. It first broadcasted live coverage of the Wimbledon tennis finals. Then on Monday, the company announced it will stream live video coverage of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, in partnership with CBS.   The TV programs that will be featured include “Bloomberg West,” the network’s technology program, “What’d You Miss?,” a daily recap of the most important stories in global financial markets, and “With All Due Respect,” a program which provides analyses of the current election cycle. Additionally, Twitter will also stream Bloomberg’s markets coverage. Currently, Bloomberg Television is available in over 360 million households, across more than 70 countries. The company already offers live streams of the programs on its own digital and mobile properties, and also partners with Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. In May of this year, according to comScore, over 18.4 million unique viewers watched Bloomberg TV programs, with 411 million streams. While many publishers are zeroed-in on Facebook Live as a platform for live streaming videos, Bloomberg Media appears to be exploring a different route. Today the company announced a partnership with Twitter, live streaming select Bloomberg TV programs via the social media platform. The deal is expected to go live sometime in the fall, a source tells Folio:. The deal comes in the wake of an announcement made by Smith that revealed the company’s TV revenue is up 15 percent and, thanks to video and custom ad sales, digital revenue is also up 15 percent.last_img read more

first_imgInitial public offerings (IPOs) are being cold-shouldered by retail investors of late, as is evident from the two recent public issues — Varun Beverages and PNB Housing Finance. While the PepsiCo bottler saw the retail portion not getting fully subscribed (0.79 times), in the case of the housing subsidiary of state-run lender Punjab National Bank, the response was a tad better at 1.29 times.After the final day, the bottler’s IPO saw overall subscription of 1.84 times, with institutional investors showing the maximum interest, oversubscribing almost five times. One reason for the tepid response could be valuation. “On CY2015’s net profit of Rs 87cr, the issue, at its upper band is priced at a P/E ratio of 85.4x which looks expensive,” analyst Shrikant Akolkar of Angel Broking had said in his note, recommending the IPO as “NEUTRAL.”Varun Beverages had approached the primary market with a public issue of 2.5 crore equity shares, of which one crore shares comprised of offer for sale (OFS) by promoters Ravi Jaipuria and his son Varun Jaipuria. The price band was fixed at Rs 440-445 per share.At the upper end of the price band, Varun Beverages would end up raising Rs 1,100 crore. The lukewarm response could well point to a modest listing of the shares on the stock exchanges.The global coordinators and book running lead managers were Kotak Mahindra Capital Company, Axis Capital and CLSA India. The book running lead manager as YES Securities (India) Ltd.Varun Beverages produces and sells PepsiCo’s soft drinks that comprise Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Seven-Up, Mirinda Orange, Mirinda Lemon, Mountain Dew, Seven-Up Nimbooz Masala Soda, Seven-Up Revive, Evervess Soda.It also makes and sells juice brands such as Tropicana Slice, Tropicana Frutz (Lychee, Apple and Mango) and Seven-Up Nimbooz as well as packaged drinking water under the brand Aquafina.Varun Beverages Limited, or VBL, at a glance (source Angel Broking)The company has total 21 manufacturing facilities in India and a few other countries. Indian operations account for 82 percent of its total revenues while rest comes from other countries.VBL is one of the largest bottling franchisees of PepsiCo and accounts for 44 percent of PepsiCo India’s revenues.The company’s net profit in the calendar year 2015 was Rs 84 crore on turnover of Rs 3,394 crore.Promoters will come down to 73.7 percent stake in the company from 86.3 percent, after the public issue.VBL’s financial performance has remained lacklustre in the last four years with losses reported in CY2013 and CY2014. Overall profitability has remained inconsistent, which does not give a strong sense of VBL being a strongly profitable franchisee.The numbers reported by the company indicate that in CY2015, the beverage volumes from existing territories declined by 7 percent, which indicates de-growth in existing business.last_img read more

Uninvited access to security camera systems pinned down

first_img Explore further More information: console-cowboys.blogspot.com/2 … -dvr-insecurity.htmlwww.forbes.com/sites/andygreen … to-hacker-hijacking/community.rapid7.com/community … etrieval-remote-root (Phys.org)—A digital video recorder (DVR), used in homes and businesses for security, is helpful when not in the hands of criminals, The latter scenario is what is rattling some security blog and Forbes readers, with the recent Forbes report by Andy Greenberg of how criminals are capable of hijacking security cameras. Once in control, surveillance camera footage can be played back, copied, deleted, or changed. The hijackers can also use the machines to access other computers behind the victim’s firewall. Citation: Uninvited access to security camera systems pinned down (2013, January 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-01-uninvited-access-camera-pinned.html Apricorn Announces External Hard Drive for DVRscenter_img 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. The findings come from two security-watching quarters pointing to design flaws that affect over 12 DVR brands studied. One of those security sources, Rapid7, identified hackable video boxes using firmware provided by a China-based firm. Outside Rapid 7, a blogger, who declined to give Forbes his real name, had succeeded in disassembling a device and had run tests on it, finding that commands sent to the device via a port 9000 connection were accepted without authentication. He could use the connection to retrieve login credentials for the DVR’s web-based control panel. “A whole slew of security dvr [sic] devices are vulnerable to an unauthenticated login disclosure and unauthenticated command injection.”HD Moore of Rapid7 reported on the blogger’s findings, saying that “a researcher going by the name someLuser detailed a number of security flaws in the Ray Sharp DVR platform. These DVRs are often used for closed-circuit TV (CCTV) systems and security cameras. In addition to Ray Sharp, the exposures seem to affect rebranded DVR products,” he said, and listed over 12 such names. Fundamental to the problem in the identified DVR platform showing vulnerability is that it supports the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) protocol. Many routers enable UPnP by default, exposing the vulnerable DVR to the Internet. The DVRs are automatically made visible to external connections using the UPnP protocol. Rapid7 ‘s Moore attributes the problem to design potentially leaving homes and businesses exposed “because of the way these things cut holes in the firewall.”Moore was able to identify some companies that seem to use the code. One of them, Zmodo, however, said it does not use faulty code and that it developed its own inhouse firmware with a substantially higher level of security, and has never been susceptible to the same intrusions as the firmware pegged as vulnerable. Other vendors may tackle the problem sooner than later too. Several vendors that had been listed reported that they were investigating the matter.Meanwhile, the blogger someLuser suggested owners of affected DVRs temporarily disable UPNP on their routers. Rapid7 released a tool to help identify devices on its website. © 2013 Phys.orglast_img read more

Mamata pays homage to Ambedkar on Constitution Day

first_imgKolkata: Paying homage to Dr B R Ambedkar for giving shape to India’s Constitution, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Monday that it was the responsibility of every citizen to protect the spirit of the “holy book”. “Today is #ConstitutionDay. Homage to Dr B R Ambedkar and all other members of the Constituent Assembly who gave shape to the Holy Book of our democracy – the Constitution, Banerjee said in a Twitter post on Monday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWe must do everything we can to protect the spirit of our Constitution – Sovereignty, Socialism, Secularity, Democratic Republic, Justice, Liberty, Fraternity, and Equality, she said in another tweet. Constitution Day is celebrated the country on November 26 every year to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. On November 26, 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India which came into effect on January 26, 1950. Dr B R Ambedkar is hailed as the prime architect of the Constitution. The Centre, in 2015, declared November 26 as Constitution Day.last_img read more

CT Shows Enlarged Aortas in Former Pro Football Players

first_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 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 | 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 3-D rendering from a cardiac CT dataset demonstrating mild dilation of the ascending aorta.January 11, 2018 — Former National Football League (NFL) players are more likely to have enlarged aortas, a condition that may put them at higher risk of aneurysms, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Chicago.The aorta, the largest artery in the body, carries blood from the left ventricle, the heart’s main pumping chamber, to the rest of the body. The short section that rises from the left ventricle and supplies the coronary arteries with blood is called the ascending aorta. Enlargement, or dilation, of the ascending aorta can increase the chances of a life-threatening aneurysm. Risk factors for dilation include high blood pressure, smoking and connective tissue disorders.”Patients whose ascending aortas are more than 4 centimeters in diameter are generally considered to have dilation, which can progress over time and potentially weaken the wall of the aorta,” said study author Christopher Maroules, M.D., formerly of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and current chief of cardiothoracic imaging at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va.For the new study, Maroules and colleagues evaluated whether past participation in the NFL is associated with increased prevalence of ascending aortic dilation. The research arose from observations made by the study’s principal investigator Dermot Phelan, M.D., Ph.D., from Cleveland Clinic, who has worked closely over the years with the NFL, studying the cardiovascular health of retired players.The researchers compared 206 former NFL athletes with 759 men from the Dallas Heart Study who were older than age 40 with a body mass index greater than 20. They obtained imaging data using cardiac gated non-contrast computed tomography (CT) scan, a technique that allowed them to “freeze” the motion of the heart by synchronizing the CT to the electrocardiogram. They also obtained coronary artery calcium scores, a measure of atherosclerotic plaque.Compared to the control group, former NFL athletes had significantly larger ascending aortic diameters. Almost 30 percent of the former NFL players had an aorta wider than 4 centimeters, compared with only 8.6 percent of the non-players. Even after adjusting for age, body mass and cardiac risk factors, former NFL players were still twice as likely as the control group to have an aorta wider than 4 centimeters.The coronary artery calcium scores were similar in both groups.”In former NFL athletes, there was a significantly higher proportion of aortic dilation compared to our control group,” said Maroules. “This process is likely not associated with atherosclerosis cardiovascular disease, because when we compared coronary calcium we found no significant difference between the two groups.”The results suggest that some type of remodeling process occurs in the aorta of athletes who engage in repeated strenuous exercise, according to Maroules.”It remains to be seen if this remodeling sets athletes up for problems later in life,” he said. “We’re just scratching the surface of this intriguing field, and imaging can play an important role in it.”Other co-authors are David Carruthers, M.D., Parag Joshi, M.D., Colby Ayers, M.S., James Gentry, M.D., Rory Hachamoitch, M.D., and Andrew Lincoln, M.D.For more information: www.rsna.orgKey RSNA 2017 Study Presentations, Trends and Video The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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Investors Revive Suit Against US Bank Over 743 Billion Worth of RMBS

first_img Share in Featured, News, Secondary Market Investors Revive Suit Against U.S. Bank Over $743 Billion Worth of RMBS BlackRock Inc. New York State Court residential mortgage backed securities 2015-06-22 Seth Welborncenter_img A group of dozens of investors, led by BlackRock, Inc., have revived a lawsuit in a New York state court that was dismissed in a federal court last month, accusing U.S. Bank of failing in its duties as trustee for more than $743 billion worth of mortgage backed securities.Last month, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan dismissed claims by a group of institutional investors that included BlackRock Inc, Allianz SE’s Pacific Investment Management Co, and TIAA-CREF, claiming that U.S. Bank was responsible for 843 toxic mortgage-backed securities totaling about $778 billion in collateral. Pursuant to a ruling from the Second Circuit Court in December 2014, Forrest ruled that the claims were not pleaded correctly on 33 of the trusts and that the remaining 810 trusts did not fall under federal jurisdiction.The claims that were revived in the state court involved 794 private-label residential mortgage-backed securities that were securitized during a three-year period immediately prior to the financial crisis (2004 to 2007). According to reports, at the time of securitization, the trusts were worth about $743.8 billion. The investors are accusing the Minneapolis-based bank, as a trustee for the securities, of ignoring defects in the loans and failing to take action, which subsequently caused investors to lose billions of dollars in the aftermath of the crisis.The suit was originally filed in the New York state court in June 2014, but was voluntarily dismissed when it was filed in the federal court in New York five months later.An attorney for BlackRock declined to comment on the complaint, as did a spokesman for U.S. Bank, whenDS News reached them by email.A similar suit filed by BlackRock Inc., Allianz SE’s Pacific Investment Management Co., and TIAA-CREF in June 2014 claims that HSBC Holdings breached its duties as the trustee in 283 trusts, causing more than $34 billion in losses when the financial crisis hit in 2008. Earlier in June, Judge Shira Sheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Manhattan rejected HSBC’s attempt to have the suit dismissed, saying in her ruling that it was “plausible” to infer that HSBC knew about the breaches. June 22, 2015 446 Views last_img read more

Paul Compton Confirmed as HUD General Counsel

first_img Share Paul Compton Confirmed as HUD General Counsel in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD hud general counsel paul compton 2017-12-19 David Whartoncenter_img December 19, 2017 783 Views On Monday evening, the United States Senate confirmed J. Paul Compton, Jr. to serve as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD Secretary Ben Carson said that Compton’s confirmation comes at a critical time as the Department continues to deal with the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as other natural disasters such as the California wildfires.Secretary Carson said, “Paul’s extensive background in real estate and housing finance will be a tremendous asset to this Department as we continue to support our nation’s housing markets and our state and local partners recovering from recent disasters. I look forward to adding Paul’s expertise to our highly experienced senior team.”Paul Compton has extensive legal expertise in the areas of multifamily affordable housing finance, tax credit transactions, and residential mortgage securitization.  According to the press release, Compton is “a former partner of the Birmingham-based law firm of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP, Compton is listed by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading business lawyers on issues related to banking, finance and regulatory matters.” Compton served as a legal advisor to the Alabama Affordable Housing Association (AAHA), “a trade organization for developers, property managers, lenders, investors and service providers for affordable housing.”last_img read more

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