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US consumer spending ticked up in January as incomes soared

first_imgWASHINGTON – Americans lifted their spending just 0.2 per cent in January, while their incomes jumped because of last year’s tax cuts.The Commerce Department said Thursday that the modest spending increase followed gains of 0.4 per cent in December and 0.8 per cent in November. Incomes rose 0.4 per cent, boosted by $30 billion in tax cut-related bonuses the government estimates were paid out in January.After-tax income jumped 0.9 per cent, the most in a year, lifted by the Trump administration’s tax cuts. With consumers holding back on spending, the savings rate rose. Savings had fallen to a 12-year low in December.The figures suggest Americans took a breather in January after shopping enthusiastically over the holidays. The healthy income gains will likely spur more spending in the coming months. Still, the slow start to the year indicates the economy may grow more slowly in the first three months of the year than it did in last year’s fourth quarter, when it expanded at a 2.5 per cent annual rate.Consumers are feeling much more optimistic about the economy, which should help lift spending. Consumer confidence jumped in February to the highest level since 2000, according to the Conference Board.“With consumer confidence elevated and disposable incomes rising, we don’t expect the softness in spending to last long,” Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said.There were some signs of inflation pressures. A key inflation gauge that excludes the volatile food and energy categories rose 0.3 per cent, the most in a year and matching January 2017’s gain. The last time core prices rose faster was in January 2007.Fears of rising inflation stemming from faster economic growth and a solid job market contributed to a sharp fall in the stock market in early February.Yet core prices rose just 1.5 per cent in January from a year ago, the same annual gain as in December. A broader inflation measure that includes food and energy increased 1.7 per cent from a year earlier, also the same as the previous month. Both figures are below the Federal Reserve’s target of 2 per cent.Americans spent much less on cars last month, reflecting a slowdown after consumers replaced thousands of cars in previous months that had been destroyed by hurricanes. That pulled down spending on long-lasting goods by 1.6 per cent, the steepest fall since last January.Adjusted for inflation, Americans’ after-tax incomes rose 0.6 per cent in January, the most in two and a half years.Overall, the economy and job market are mostly healthy. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 210,000, the lowest level in 48 years, the Labor Department said Thursday. That is a sign that employers anticipate solid growth and want to hold onto their staffs.___This story has been corrected to show that after-tax, inflation-adjusted incomes rose the most in two and half years, rather than five years.last_img read more

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Stocks rally on Toronto market while US stocks markets move lower

The Canadian Press TORONTO — A broad-based rally in Toronto helped Canada’s main stock index gain ground in late-morning trading while U.S. stock markets pulled back.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 70.59 points at 15,697.32.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 141.43 points at 25,401.84. The S&P 500 index was down 12.21 points at 2,740.82, while the Nasdaq composite was down 10.09 points at 7,410.29.The Canadian dollar traded for 75.08 cents US compared with an average of 75.53 cents US on Wednesday.The March crude contract down 10 cents at US$53.80 per barrel and the March natural gas contract was up 2.9 cents at US$2.604 per mmBTU.The April gold contract was down US$3.10 at US$1,312.00 an ounce and the March copper contract was down 0.55 of a cent at US$2.7675 a pound. Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) read more

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US trade sanctions on Canadian energy will have huge consequences for American

GUANGZHOU, China — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to have some unhappy supporters south of the border if he goes after Canadian energy with trade sanctions.Notley, who is on a trade mission in China, says she doesn’t know what Trump was talking about last week when he lumped energy in with what he considers are other trade irritants, including softwood lumber and dairy.“We’re not exactly sure what it is he was referring to,” Notley said in a conference call Monday. “We’re trying to get a sense of that.”She noted that many of Trump’s backers need and want energy from north of the border, so Canada is likely to have a lot of allies.“The leadership of the U.S. administration is going to find that they have a lot of their own stakeholders reminding them how much they need Canadian energy,” she said.“It’s not something as simple as just throwing a border adjustment tax, because in fact there will be huge consequences and cost increases for a number of different players throughout the U.S. should that happen.”Canada has found itself in the crosshairs as Trump pushes for what he says will be “very big changes” to the North American Free Trade Agreement.Lawrence Solomon: Trump just might make us put on our big-boy pants and make Canada great againDonald Trump slams Canada for trade practices in energy, lumber, and dairyTrump has upped his rhetoric on NAFTA and is calling the deal a disaster that he plans to get rid of once and for all.Notley said Trump’s talk is another argument for expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline to the B.C. coast so Alberta’s oil can be shipped to other markets overseas.The Canadian Press read more

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Buckeyes turn attention to King of the Big Ten

Junior linebacker Curtis Grant looks on from the sideline during a game against Florida A&M Sept. 21 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 76-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe Ohio State Buckeyes enter Big Ten season unscathed, outscoring their opponents 210-61 in the process. The No. 23-ranked Wisconsin Badgers (3-1) head to Columbus Saturday looking to avenge their 21-14 overtime loss to OSU last season.The Buckeyes are hoping to get their starting quarterback, junior Braxton Miller, back this week. Coach Urban Meyer said he is “around 90” percent back to full strength after spraining the MCL in his left knee against San Diego State week 2. Miller sat out the Buckeyes’ last two games.Meyer said he wanted to get Miller on the field against Florida A&M despite the reigning success of redshirt-senior quarterback Kenny Guiton.“I hoped all week that we would get him in there, even if it was for just a few series,” Meyer said. “But (Miller’s knee) wasn’t as stable as it could have been.”Meyer said it will be difficult to fit both quarterbacks into the offense moving forward.“I don’t know if that’s a reality,” Meyer said. “I keep thinking of a way — I just don’t know. Both (of) those players are good players.”Much like Miller, starting redshirt-senior center Corey Linsley has been working back from offseason foot surgery early in 2013. No matter the severity of an injury, Linsley said it can be tough to sit on the sideline during games.“I’m sure Braxton’s feeling a lot of the same emotions that I was feeling,” Linsley said. “It’s not so much you’re worried about yourself, you’re worried about everybody else getting better without you. You don’t want to be the weak link.”Whether he is snapping the ball to Miller or Guiton, Linsley said he is confident the team will be successful. However, having Miller in the game gives the Buckeyes an extra advantage.“You can talk about (Texas A&M quarterback and 2012 Heisman winner) Johnny Manziel all you want, there’s nobody out there quicker at the quarterback position than Braxton,” Linsley said. “He provides that type of spark and excitement.”On the opposing side of the ball, Wisconsin is having a new found success due to a change its defensive schemes.“They’re very active,” Meyer said. “They are very well-coached. They play (multiple defensive fronts)… Throughout college football you’ll see how that does cause problems like our defense (does), we do a little bit of both. It’s a much different scheme than a year ago.”OSU players have to focus on themselves if they want to win, Linsley said.“I know it sounds clichéd and corny, but we really are worried about ourselves and our game plan preparation,” Linsley said. “We’re not worried about anything else and that’s what makes us a really good team.”The Badgers rank third in the NCAA with just under 350 average rushing yards per game. The team is coming off a victory against Purdue in which Wisconsin running backs, redshirt-sophomore Melvin Gordon and senior James White, ran for 147 and 145 yards respectively. Gordon leads the country with 624 yards rushing, and is tied for second with seven touchdowns trailing OSU redshirt-senior Jordan Hall who has eight..Junior linebacker Curtis Grant said both players have a different style, but that does not change how OSU’s defense is approaching them.“One is bigger than the other, one is faster and one is more of a power back and one is more of a speedster,” Grant said. “You just got to play your gap and make some tackles.”Grant compared Gordon and White’s size and abilities to those of OSU running backs senior Carlos Hyde and Hall, and said that preparation will be the key to success.“First thing you think of about Wisconsin is a powerhouse team,” Grant said. “Big lineman and they’re going to pound the ball. They’re going to run it at least 40-50 times a game. You have to prepare for that.”Stopping the high-powered rushing offense of Wisconsin is accomplished in the trenches, according to defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell.“The game is won up front, and I don’t care what kind of game it is,” Fickell said. “It will be evident this week. Whether it’s their offensive line or our defensive line, or our offensive line or their defensive line, that’s where the game is going to be won.”Getting back to playing physical football is something Linsley is looking forward to.“The intensity has never left, whether a spread team or a power I,” Linsley said. “They type of mentality, the power and physical mentality has never left us. It’s definitely nice to get back into that going against Wisconsin.”Wisconsin enters Big Ten play having won the last three conference title games. Meyer credited their success to their physical play, calling them the “King of the Big Ten right now.”“(I) have a lot of respect for Wisconsin,” Meyer said, who coached with first-year Badger coach Gary Andersen at Utah. “They have great backs and we have our hands full. They have an excellent coach and in my opinion, they’re the King of the Big Ten right now. This is an opportunity to go compete with a team that played in the Rose Bowl the last few years.”The Buckeyes are set to face off with Wisconsin Saturday at 8 p.m. in Ohio Stadium. read more

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Two ports join group fighting removal of dams

first_imgA regional effort to oppose the removal of four Snake River hydroelectric dams recently got a boost from local Lower Columbia ports.Commissioners from the ports of Longview and Kalama recently joined the Inland Ports and Navigation Group, a subgroup of the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association that specifically focuses on fighting dam removal.Each port will pay $9,000 this year to cover the group’s legal costs for advocating to keep the dams. The subgroup now has 17 member organizations across the state, including the Port of Vancouver, several inland ports and private entities.The subgroup is listed an intervenor in the drawn-out case over the federal government’s plan to manage salmon recovery on the Columbia and Snake rivers. In May, U.S. District Judge Michael Simon rejected the government’s fifth plan to manage endangered salmon and ordered the three federal agencies responsible for the dams to prepare a new plan and take a hard look at all options, including dam removal.The three agencies recently completed a scoping comment period on an environmental impact statement for the new plan. On Monday, Judge Simon ruled that starting next year, the government must spill more water from dams on the lower Columbia and Snake rivers to improve the chances that protected salmon will survive their migration to the ocean.“With how far-reaching the judge’s order was last year, there are folks on the river who are recognizing that they all need to pull together to make sure the full story of navigation is understood in the court, so they are trying to develop more partnerships again,” said Kristin Meira, executive director of the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association.last_img read more

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Reina Milan wounded by early Europa League exit

first_imgPepe Reina admits AC Milan are hit hard by their early Europa League exit to Olympiacos citing a lack of determination as one of the reasons.The Rossoneri capitulated to a 3-1 loss in their clash which was sufficient for the Greek side to qualify ahead of them.“We were really hit hard, wounded by that,” the goalkeeper told Football Italia.“We’ve got to react, get our heads down and work hard. It wasn’t a defeat due to the referee, as there were some incidents, but the biggest mistakes were made by us. We had two results out of three at our disposal and just weren’t determined enough to win qualification.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We’ll sit down and watch the game over, see where we can improve. Every one of us has to give at least 10 percent more than we’ve done so far.”Coach Gennaro Gattuso once again back on intense scrutiny after this disappointment.“He is the captain of this ship and always stands up to take responsibility. We all want to react and get a season on track that before Thursday was really not going that badly.“On Tuesday, we must go to Bologna with the bit between our teeth, trying to win a run of games before the Christmas break so we can start the second half of the season in a good position.”last_img read more

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Public Notice Police Records Office Hours Operation

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 18, 2017 – Providenciales – In an effort to better serve you the public, be advised that with immediate effect Police records office will be open from 8AM to 4:30PM Monday to Thursday and 4PM on Friday.    Application for Police Records will be made between the hours 8AM and 1:30PM, this is to better facilitate the process and have records ready within 48 hours.   Pick up times will be from 1:30PM to 4:30PM daily.Persons are reminded to come prepared with the following; colored copy of bio-page of Passport, proof that they have lived in Turks and Caicos Islands for six months or more.   When collecting your police record you will be asked to provide Government Treasury receipt as proof of payment along with your passport.To help with the applying process, you’re urged to visit http://www.tcipolice.tc to download the form, and bring it in completely filled out with the relevant supported document attached.Press Release: RTCIPF Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Ask a Climatologist Models hint at El Niño resurgence

first_img(Graphic courtesy of NOAA)The weather phenomenon El Niño may be on its way back. That’s after a weak La Niña system faded out a few months ago. Climatologist Brian Brettschneider said computer models are hinting at El Niño returning in the second half of this year.Listen now“The models right now are predicting a 50 percent chance of an El Niño by this fall,” Brettschneider said.But that doesn’t mean it’s a done deal, he says, but it’s something to keep a close eye on.Brettschneider offered a primer for those who may have forgotten exactly what El Niño is and what causes it:“There’s a lot of complicated interactions, but basically you have a warm pool of water that’s semi-permanent in the western Pacific and you have easterly trade winds that push that water and keep it over there. Those easterly trade winds weaken in an El Niño event and that warm water is able to slosh back into the central and eastern Pacific and that really affects a lot of the global circulation pattern because it facilitates thunderstorm development and the movement of air up, creating low pressure and then where that air has to settle back down, creating high pressure, so these large scale wind and pressure patterns that drive much of the climate of the globe.”In Alaska, the effects of El Niño are most noticeable (and strong) in the winter, making conditions warmer than normal and usually a little wetter than normal.The usual interval between El Niño years is around five years, but can range from over two to seven years. So, having another El Niño year after just a weak La Niña in between is not unheard of.“There has been some research that shows in a warming world that El Niños and super El Niños will become more common,” Brettschneider said. “And the impacts of that will be felt more acutely, particularly in places like Alaska.”Alaska’s Energy Desk is checking in with climatologist Brian Brettschneider each week as part of the segment, Ask a Climatologist. What do you want to ask?last_img read more

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Newlyelected MPs to take oath Thursday

first_imgparliamentInformation minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Tuesday said the newly-elected members of parliament will take oath on 3 January, reports UNB.He came up with the disclosure while talking to newsmen at his Secretariat office.The minister also said the gazette notification in this regard will be published within 2-1 days.last_img

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Decades After Clashing With The Klan A Thriving Vietnamese Community In Texas

first_img Share Scott Dalton for NPRHien Tran, 66, and her dog Lucy at the Thai Xuan Village apartment complex in Houston.When Vietnamese refugees first settled in the coastal town of Seadrift, Texas, they encountered prejudice and resentment from some of the locals. It culminated on Nov. 25, 1979, when the Ku Klux Klan came to the fishing village. They menaced the Vietnamese fishermen who were competing with native white fishermen and told them to get off the water and get out of town. This was part of the hostile reception given to some of the 130,000 Vietnamese refugees who came to the U.S. after the fall of Saigon.Four decades later, the Vietnamese are now a fixture along the U.S. Gulf Coast. The arc of the Vietnamese resettlement experience is instructive history, and it offers a lens through which to view current attitudes toward immigrants.Scott Dalton for NPRA Vietnam War Memorial at a Vietnamese strip mall in Houston. Scott Dalton for NPRThao Ha, who grew up in Houston and now teaches sociology at a college in California, drives in traffic as she tells NPR reporters about life in Houston’s Little Saigo Scott Dalton for NPRKim Nguyen shops with his daughter Kimmy, 17, at a huge Asian supermarket in Houston.The Trump Administration wants to slow the rate of legal immigration to this country, essentially turning down the burner on America’s melting pot. The president believes too many immigrants are not assimilating into American society and they are expanding the underclass.Trump wants to admit newcomers based on skills and education rather than through family-based immigration, which is how many Vietnamese got here after the early wave of refugees at the end of the Vietnam War.In the late 1970s and early 1980s, many of those later refugees made their way to the Gulf Coast, drawn by balmy weather and fishing, a trade they knew well.“Really [the KKK] don’t like us. Seem like discrimination and they wanted to try to push us out. But we not give up easy,” says The Nguyen, in heavily accented English. At 61, he’s one of the few Vietnamese crabbers around town who remembers the bad old days.Scott Dalton for NPRThe Nguyen at his bait and crab businesses in Seadrift. Scott Dalton for NPRA crate of freshly caught blue crabs ready for transport to restaurants on the Texas Gulf Coast.Nguyen joined the exodus from Vietnam and arrived in Seadrift in 1978 as a skinny, bewildered 21-year-old. He launched a crab boat in San Antonio Bay, whose placid waters are patrolled by pelicans and plied by sea trout and black drum.Bad bloodFrom the beginning, there was bad blood between the Vietnamese fishermen and Texans, complicated by the language barrier. People were angry that the newcomers were getting help from Washington and the Catholic Church, which sponsored them. What’s more, Vietnamese worked around the clock, and put out too many crab traps.“When I was crabbing you would put a crab trap here. You would go maybe 40 feet down, you’d put another crab trap. You’d space ’em,” says Diane Wilson, a self-described fourth generation fisherwoman in Seadrift. “When the Vietnamese came and first started doing it, they would put ten [crab traps] where there had been one. So they didn’t know and nobody told them.”Scott Dalton for NPRDiane Wilson, an outspoken native of Seadrift and a fourth-generation fisherwoman, stands by a retired shrimp boat.Then tensions escalated. A local white crabber was shot and killed in a dispute with Vietnamese fishermen over fishing territory. Two Vietnamese men were charged with murder, and acquitted on the grounds of self defense. That’s when the Ku Klux Klan showed up and things got ugly.“After the shooting it was like pow,” Wilson says, making an exploding motion with her hands. “Several houses got burned. Several boats were set fire to. And I think a large number of Vietnamese left because they were afraid.”Nguyen says he didn’t know anything about the KKK before the shooting. “When that guy got killed, they show up. They burn 2, 3 crab boats. I left after that.”Nguyen and other Vietnamese crabbers fled to Louisiana for their safety. Two years later, Klan intimidation of the Vietnamese had expanded to Galveston Bay. Klansmen burned crosses in the yards of Vietnamese shrimpers and rode around the bay in a shrimp boat with a shrimper hanging in effigy. Ultimately, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Vietnamese Fisherman’s Association filed a federal lawsuit that successfully stopped the Klan’s activities and disbanded their paramilitary militia.“A lot of what people were saying at the KKK rallies is almost word for word what we hear nowadays from the alt right, such as ‘Put America First’,” says Tim Tsai, an Austin filmmaker who is producing a documentary on the shooting incident.“This anti-immigrant sentiment has shifted toward Latino immigrants. But at the time, Vietnamese newcomers were the target,” he adds. “A lot of it was spurred by economic uncertainty, the idea that immigrants are taking away our jobs and livelihoods.”A few years later, when things had calmed down in Seadrift, Nguyen and other Vietnamese crabbers came back. Nguyen started a family and opened a bait shop on the town docks, which he still runs. He has four boats that bring in crates of blue crabs every afternoon.Forty years later, Seadrift is more a mosaic than a melting pot.Vietnamese live culturally distinct from the native Texan population — they speak Vietnamese and celebrate the Lunar New Year. But the men who make a living on the bay are no longer sabotaging crab traps. They’ve united against common foes: heavy regulations, ocean pollution, and cheap imported shrimp.Scott Dalton for NPRVan Le, who owns Seadrift Seafood along with her husband, inside of her processing room where Vietnamese women pick the meat from crabs and pack them in containers. Scott Dalton for NPRA worker weighs fish at a predominately Vietnamese grocery store. Scott Dalton for NPRDan Dang, from Vietnam, at the Thai Xuan Village apartment complex.“We work together now,” says Nguyen, sitting on the dock as brown pelicans swoop in to filch leftover bait fish. “If they got something, we get together. Fundraise, church, all that. We good friends together.”Houston’s Little SaigonA hundred and fifty miles up the coast from Seadrift, Houston is home to more than 80,000 Vietnamese — the largest population outside of California. Like the Astros, the NASA space center and flooding bayous, the Vietnamese are now part of what makes Houston…Houston.You can drive down Bellaire Boulevard — the main street of the district known as Little Saigon — and read street signs in Vietnamese, see the South Vietnamese flag fluttering outside of Pho noodle houses, listen to Radio Saigon, and visit the Vietnam War Memorial.Scott Dalton for NPRCars drive by an an area with Vietnamese street names. Scott Dalton for NPRThao Ha, who grew up in Houston and now teaches in California, at a Vietnamese store with the red stripes of the South Vietnamese flag on the wall behind her in Houston.“Now you see Don’s Café, a very popular banh mi shop. You start to see more and more Vietnamese-named businesses as we go along,” says Thao Ha, from behind the wheel of a jumbo SUV. She came to Houston with her parents in 1975 and is now a sociologist at MiraCosta College in California.According to Ha, the flinty fishing towns along the coast were not the only places unwelcoming to Vietnamese back then.“There was some racism, some bullying from the neighborhood kids that told us to go back to our country, called us gooks and things like that,” she says.Even though the refugees encountered racism, they knew they had the full support of the federal government, which had brought them from Indochina to the United States.“And it’s the complete opposite now where [the current Administration] is doing everything they can to turn away immigrants,” Ha says, “to turn away asylum seekers, to push out those who are already here. So if the Vietnamese were coming right now en masse then we would not be having the same opportunity.”Make them citizensAfter the triumph of communist forces under Ho Chi Minh, escaping Vietnamese refugees carried with them a fiery anti-communism. Like the Cubans before them, many Vietnamese became staunch Republicans. That political fidelity continues today. Steven Le, a conservative family doctor, represents Little Saigon on the Houston City Council, and supports much of the president’s aggressive immigration agenda.“Obviously I think all countries should have borders and make sure there’s not a lot of illegal immigration happening,” he says from his office in city hall. “But on the legal side, we should keep that process going.”“We made that mistake as a country back in early 1900s with the Chinese Exclusion Act,” Le continues. “We find later on these are good, law-abiding citizens contributing a lot to the country. There should not be a process to deter legal immigration.”Dr. Le believes there’s a way to make sure the foreign-born integrate with the larger community.“I find the easiest way to assimilate and to be proud that you are an American is to actually make them a citizen,” he says. “Plain and simple.”According to a recent study by the Migration Policy Institute, the Vietnamese in America are thriving.Compared to other immigrants, Vietnamese have higher incomes, are less likely to live in poverty or lack health insurance, and are more likely to be naturalized U.S. citizens, though they lag in English proficiency.A thriving Asian-southern fusionMike Trinh is proud to be part of the prosperous Vietnamese-American business community of Houston’s Little Saigon. After becoming a champion kick-boxer, Trinh opened Mike’s Seafood.“All I can say is, the immigrant mentality, we work our butt off for everything. We carve a niche out of nothing,” he says.Mike specializes in Vietnamese-Cajun seafood, an Asian-Southern fusion that has taken Houston by storm. Trinh leads us into the kitchen, with bubbling vats of shrimp and the air pleasantly piquant.Scott Dalton for NPRMike Trinh — kick boxer turned restauranteur — sits inside Mike’s Seafood in Houston’s Little Saigon Scott Dalton for NPRMike Trinh serves Vietnamese-Cajun seafood, which is a food craze in Houston, at his restaurant, Mike’s Seafood.“We spice, we season everything,” Trinh says, “Onions, garlic, everything. Vietnamese community we like a lot of flavor. Some people put ginger, some people put lemongrass. Everybody has their own twists of how to do things.”Across town, in an historically Vietnamese apartment complex named Thai Xuan Village, My Linh Tran is just getting home from school. She’s a 22-year-old math and science teacher who’s also navigating two cultures. Tran stands outside her parents’ apartment, that looks onto an elaborate Buddhist shrine in the courtyard.Scott Dalton for NPRMy Linh Tran, 22, a 4th grade school teacher, in front of her family’s apartment at the Thai Xuan Village apartment complex in Houston.“I know among a lot of my American friends there is a shock because I’m still living with my parents. But they don’t understand,” she says, smiling. “It’s a choice. And if I can, and if my boyfriend is okay with it, if we get married I want to continue to stay with my parents. And he seems okay with it.”Tran’s parents want her to retain as much of her Vietnamese identity as possible.“They don’t really like it that I have an American accent when I speak Vietnamese,” she says, “but they don’t understand the fact that I have a Vietnamese accent speaking English as well.”The Trump Administration has recently removed the phrase “a nation of immigrants” from official terminology. Yet, in Houston, city officials boast their city has become the most diverse in America. And the Vietnamese are deep in the heart of it.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

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AfricanAmerican Couple Found Dead in Dominican Republic Hotel

first_imgBy AFRO StaffA Black couple from Maryland was found dead in their resort room in the Dominican Republic, the U.S. State Department has announced.Cynthia Day, 49, and Nathaniel Holmes, 63, were due to leave Bahía Príncipe Playa Nueva Romana on May 25. When they didn’t check out, a hotel employee went to their rooms and found them dead,  reportedly with “no signs of violence.” A bottle of heart medication was found nearby.Local newspaper Diario Libre reported that Holmes had called down to the front desk the same morning, saying he felt ill. However, the couple reportedly declined treatment.Friends and family of the engaged couple said they were enjoying their vacation and looking forward to their future as a married couple. Facebook posts by Holmes suggest the same. Several photos depict Day and Holmes kissing, hugging, interacting with local wildlife and the like. Holmes even said in one post, “Can somebody please loan me $250,000 bcuz I don’t want to come home!!!!!”The couple’s demise come months after another African-American couple died under questionable circumstances in the tourist spot and after another American vacationer claimed she was attacked by a hotel employee.In April the State Department even issued an advisory urging Americans to “exercise increased caution” when traveling to the country “due to crime.”last_img read more

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New way of synthesizing organic chemicals mimics nature

first_img Chemists synthesize herbal alkaloid Explore further © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: New way of synthesizing organic chemicals mimics nature (2011, July 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-chemicals-mimics-nature.html Organic chemists have found a new way of synthesizing multiple complex organic molecules that until now have needed to be synthesized using time-consuming methods. The new strategy, which mimics natural biosynthesis methods, could provide a way to speed up the synthesis of chemicals for use in the laboratory and for testing for possible therapeutic effects. Chemists can synthesize almost any complex organic chemical in small quantities in the laboratory, but the process can be extremely time consuming and expensive, and difficult or impossible to translate to large-scale production. It is also difficult to synthesize families or related molecules using traditional methods because each has to be synthesized individually.The new method was developed by researchers from the Merck Center for Catalysis at Princeton University in the U.S., led by organic chemist David MacMillan. The strategy combines two techniques that mimic methods used by living systems to synthesize organic molecules (those based on chains of carbon atoms or carbon rings): organocascade catalysis and collective synthesis. Combining these two techniques for the first time allowed MacMillan and colleagues to considerably speed up the synthesis of a group of six related alkaloids.The alkaloids the team manufactured were akuammicine, aspidospermidine, kopsanone, kopsinine, strychnine, and vincadifformine. The new strategy, which the team calls “collective total synthesis,” makes it possible to synthesize useful amounts of related, complex molecules from a “common molecular scaffold,” and is much less time-consuming. The synthesis of strychnine, for example took place in only 12 stages, which is the shortest ever reported. Traditional methods of synthesizing such chemicals have involved using chemical reactions to produce each individual intermediate and then isolating it and using the intermediate in the next reaction, and repeating this process until the target molecule is finally produced. MacMillan said the new method represents a new way of thinking for organic chemists. Reducing the number of steps required to synthesize molecules reduces the time required and can also reduce the cost and wastage. Their approach can also produce a number of related molecules at the same time, which could reduce the time and cost of producing and testing chemicals to find the most bioactive drug candidates.MacMillan and the team suggest the collective total synthesis strategy could be used to manufacture other families of molecules that until now have had to be synthesized individually. They say the approach of combining the two techniques of organocascade catalysis and collective synthesis could be applicable for many other groups of molecules besides alkaloids.The paper, the first to be published describing this approach to synthesis, is published in Nature. 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.last_img read more

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Mamata urges people to exercise caution on fake news

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today asked the people to exercise caution on news items being circulated on the social media as in many cases they are fake. Speaking at a gathering of cable TV operators here, Banerjee asked them to stay vigilant and urged them not to beam news items involving communal violence that can fuel trouble and unrest elsewhere.She requested the operators to felicitate government messages to be broadcast via cable TV to control such situations. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”Fake news is circulating in a big way. Fake news incite people leading to unrest. People should be aware of these and stay cautious,” Banerjee said.Quality should be maintained in serials where negativity is rampant causing social degradation, she said.On Tuesday’s nor’wester that left 18 dead and scores injured, Banerjee said, “We don’t have any control on natural calamities. But at least, we should not create man-made disasters.” The cable operators told her that their financial condition worsened after digital system was introduced replacing the analog system and the 25,000 odd cable operators in the state are in a sorry state of affairs. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe chief minister today set up a committee to solve their problems.The committee includes Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim, Labour Minister Malay Ghatak, Youth and Sports Minister Arup Biswas, the Commissioner of Police, and representatives of broadcasters and cable operators.The state government will try to get a tripartite agreement to protect the interests of all, she said.Banerjee also asked cable operators to come under the fold of MSMEs and announced several social security schemes for them and their families.last_img read more

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first_imgMallinckrodt began its U.S. launch of the OptiSync data management system last fall, which is designed to help efficiently collect and analyze radiology data from when a patient undergoes a contrast media-enhanced CT imaging procedure. OptiSync is used with the OptiVantage dual-head CT contrast delivery system, and allows users to verify and log patient and pharmaceutical information with the scan of a barcode. As injection data is collected, the OptiSync system transmits patient, drug, dose and administration information to HL7-based healthcare systems and automates patient record updates. By assembling a database that includes contrast media usage, workflow and benchmarking across all users, scanners and facilities, OptiSync can help users identify areas where they can reduce errors, increase productivity or improve efficiency. Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticalswww.mallinckrodt.com Avert uses a contrast modulation system that diverts some of the contrast from a manual manifold into the Avert device. When an injection is made, the diverted contrast is returned to the bolus for reuse. The user injects the same manually as they always have and will not notice any difference in function. However, the system records the exact dose used and the amount of contrast diverted. A patient’s kidney function also can be entered and the system will give an estimated threshold of allowed contrast use.   Acist Medical Systemswww.acist.com Comparison ChartThis article served as an introduction for a comparison chart of automated contrast media injectors. Click on the comparison chart tab at the top of the page to access the online version of the chart. Participating companies include: Bracco’s EmpowerMR injector is designed for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), conditional for use in 1.5T, 3.0T and even up to 7.0T scanners. It uses hydraulics rather than an electric motor to power rams, which helps eliminate some MRI artifacts.  Other Recent Technology UpgradesCovidien’s Optivantage dual-head contrast injector for CT, launched in 2012, uses a radio-frequency identification (RFID)-enabled system. It features simultaneous injection and prefilled Ultraject syringes, offering flexibility for radiology technicians and helping reduce the risk of infection. It automatically captures drug information and checks for expired materials, ensuring patients receive the correct prescribed dose of contrast for the CT examination. Bayer Healthcarewww.interventional.bayer.com Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more News | Radiology Business | April 24, 2019 ITN Wins Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Technical Content April 24, 2019 — Imaging Technology News (ITN) was recently named the 2019 Jesse H. read more Iodine contrast agents become more viscous the higher the concentration of iodine, so some manufacturers offer warming systems to help lower their viscosity prior to injection.  360 Photos | Angiography | May 17, 2019 360 View Inside a Cath/EP Lab at Baylor Heart Hospital This is a view inside one of the 11 cath labs at … read more There have been several recent advances with contrast media injector technology, including cutting costs by reducing contrast waste and automated data collection for the dose a patient receives. Automated injector systems not only precisely control the amount of contrast used; vendors have moved into the software/IT arena by offering personalized doses for patients using information pulled from an electronic medical record (EMR) or picture archiving and communication system (PACS). Contrast dose recording software also offers new possibilities for radiology departments looking to streamline and document their contrast media usage. Some vendors have now integrated X-ray radiation dose recording capabilities as well.  Reducing Contrast With Manual InjectorsAt Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2014 last fall, Osprey Medical displayed its Avert system, which helps reduce reflux (the leakage of extra/wasted contrast into the aorta). The vendor estimates about 70 percent of cath labs still use manual contrast injection. This system is said to reduce up to 40 percent of the contrast used in most procedures, helping reduce the risk of contrast induced nephropathy (CIN). It has European CE mark and is currently in a U.S. clinical trial. Both the EmpowerMR and EmpowerCTA (for CT angiography) systems include preprogrammed protocols to work with any make and model of MR and CT angiography scanners. With EmpowerCTA, automatic initialization options prepare syringes for filling, and an auto-purge function automatically removes air from the syringe.  The IRiSCT information reporting system module captures injection-related information, including patient identification. This information can be sent to a PACS, recording the amount of contrast used and any reactions observed by the patient, including any extravasation that may have occurred. Manufacturers of CT/angiography systems and automated contrast injectors are starting to partner to better integrate their systems. This includes contrast dose tracking. An example of this was shown at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2014 meeting in December. Toshiba demonstrated an FDA-pending feature that integrates  Toshiba CT systems with injectors made by Bayer and Nemoto. It can adjust contrast protocols to synchronize the injector with the scanner to reduce the need for repeat scans. It also records the contrast dose.  In March 2014, Guerbet launched FlowSens, its syringe-free injection system composed of a softbag injector and associated disposables, using a hydraulic, syringe-free injector to deliver contrast media. It is compatible with the company’s ScanBag solution and any type of contrast agent available on the market.Bracco’s new “smart” Empower syringless injectors are able to use every drop of contrast loaded into the system for maximum economy.  These syringeless systems use a bulk 500 mL bolus. The injectors meter out each dose needed. Empower also records the amount injected and imaging protocol used, and sends the information to the PACS. center_img Reference:1. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3821755/, accessed Sept. 5, 2014. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Syringeless InjectorsSyringeless power injectors have emerged recently as a solution to reduce contrast media waste. The Joint Commission does not allow the reuse of unused doses from single-use syringe injectors, so this option gives facilities the opportunity to use contrast media as efficiently as possible. Nemoto Kyorindo offers contrast media injectors for CT, MR and angiography. Customizable protocols give radiologists the opportunity to tailor programs for any diagnostic objective. The company’s MR injectors use non-ferrous construction to allow for safe integration in the MRI room. The latest angiography injector, Press Duo, features air-purge functions and is billed as the first dual injector for angiography. News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… 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 more Most injector systems offer extravasation detection. Nemoto offers a contrast media leak detection system to improve patient safety while finding extravasations earlier on in the injection process. Bayer’s XDS extravasation detector stops injections when pooling fluid is detected under the patient’s skin. Nemoto Kyorindowww.nemoto-do.co.jp Bracco Diagnosticshttp://usa.braccoimaging.com Feature | February 10, 2015 | Raissa Rocha and Dave Fornell Latest Trends in Contrast Media Injectors New injector technology for CT, MRI and angiography systems helps reduce dose and automatically records contrast used for the patient record News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more Related Content Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more A study published online in the Journal of Medical Devices: Evidence and Research in November 2013 sought to evaluate the use of syringeless injectors versus dual-syringe injectors for contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) in a hospital setting.1  Studying patients enrolled at Legnano Hospital in Italy, the authors recorded data on the quantity of media used, as well as time spent and overall satisfaction on the radiologic technologists’ part. They found syringeless power injectors were more user-friendly and efficient than the dual-syringe power injector, with more waste per contrast-enhanced CT observed for the latter. The syringeless injector also allowed a cost savings of about $8 per patient when considering the lower cost and improved performance of the devices. Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more last_img read more

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Hilton Honors gets an upgrade Hyatt falls in line with 48hour cancellation

first_img Share Tags: Business Travel, Hilton, Hyatt, Trend Watch TORONTO — More perks, but less flexibility: the hotel industry is walking a fine line as it woos its most lucrative segment – corporate travellers – with new loyalty incentives, while at the same time keeping tight control of bookings in a last-minute world with increasingly strict cancellation policies.Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced today that it is upgrading Hilton Honors to offer what it says is the highest elite point earning potential in the industry.The loyalty program’s 70 million+ members of Hilton Honors also get the option to rollover nights and the opportunity to gift status. The program is free to join.Hilton says it upgraded the program to make it easier for members to earn points and unlock rewards. The changes take effect April 2018.Mark Weinstein, Senior VP and Global Head of Customer Engagement, Loyalty and Partnerships at Hilton, says “We have heard our Hilton Honors members loud and clear … they are looking for simple, straightforward ways to earn more points and rewards the more they stay with Hilton. Now more than ever, every stay counts – there’s always another milestone to reach, benefit to unlock, reward to earn.”Hilton says it announced the Hilton Honors changes as part of its plan to offer the most customer-centric loyalty program to its members, designed in direct response to extensive member feedback.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is back“Over the last several years, we have been evolving Hilton Honors to ensure our members receive the best hotel stay experience with perks like free WiFi and member-only rates when they book directly with us. Last year, we introduced even more ways for members to use their Points with more flexibility and ease, including Amazon Shop with Points and Points Pooling. Now, in 2018, we want to give our members more ways to earn their Points and show our loyalty back to our most elite members,” said Weinstein.Starting in April, all members will continue to earn points the way they always have, while enjoying new elite tier bonus rates for Silver (20%), Gold (80%) and Diamond (100%) members.Hilton Honors members will earn 10,000 Bonus Points on every 10th night, once members reach at least 40 nights in a calendar year. It’s not a limited time offer, no registration is required and there is no cap- the more members stay at Hilton, the more Points they earn. On top of that, for Diamond members, there is an additional bonus at 60 nights in one year, a 30,000 Bonus Points reward.Starting this year, Silver, Gold and Diamond members can rollover qualifying nights earned beyond their current elite tier requirements to count towards their elite tier status the following year.More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalMembers staying 60 or more nights in a calendar year will also have the ability to gift Gold status to their favorite travel partner. Stay 100+ nights and that gift gets upgraded to Diamond.Many of these changes begin in April, however a number of new benefits and ways to earn are already available to members in 2018, says the company, including breakfast perks at a host of Hilton brands, plus for Gold and Diamond Hilton Honors members, free continental breakfast or a food and beverage credit at all of Hilton’s luxury properties, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. Starting Jan.18 members will also have access “to the most rewarding credit cards Hilton has ever offered” with the four new American Express cobranded cards.The Hilton Honors news came just as another major hotel chain, Hyatt, announced a tightening of its cancellation policy. Hyatt guests now face a cancellation fee if they cancel a reservation within 48 hours or less.However it’s not as if Hyatt is going it alone with its new 48-hour cancellation policy.In June 2017 Marriott announced a 48-hour cancellation policy, upping the penalty window from 24 hours.And in July 2017 Hilton followed suit with its own 48-hour cancellation policy. Travelweek Group Posted bycenter_img Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Hilton Honors gets an upgrade; Hyatt falls in line with 48-hour cancellation policy << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   Top Stories Youth is heavily coveted in sports, but that doesn’t mean much if the youngsters aren’t bringing anything to your team. Luckily for the Arizona Cardinals, their players under the age of 25 are earning accolades for their performance, at least in one area.NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt ranked the best position groups in the league that skew young and placed the Cardinals’ secondary sixth. The rankings include position groups dominated by players who are 25 years old or younger. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant (10) evades Arizona Cardinals free safety Rashad Johnson (26) and Tyrann Mathieu (32) on his way to a touchdown after making a catch in the fourth quarter an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 25-13. (AP Photo/Don Wright)center_img The Cardinals are the NFL’s top scoring team, with a robust point differential of 88 — and their league-leading 11 interceptions, including three pick-sixes, have played a big part in that. Johnson leads the team with three picks, but the young players in the secondary — Peterson has two picks and Mathieu has two, including one touchdown, while Jefferson and Bethel each have a pick-six — definitely have pulled their weight. Finally, Arizona’s defensive backs have contributed an astounding number of tackles — including a team-high 42 from Bucannon, 36 from Mathieu and 31 from Jefferson — and five of the team’s seven forced fumbles (two from Jefferson and one each from Bucannon, Mathieu and Bethel).The Cards and their secondary will take on the Baltimore Ravens Monday who are ranked ninth in the league for both scoring offense and overall offense. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Brandt cites the Cards’ toughness and versatility despite not being the most physically threatening:6. Arizona Cardinals’ secondaryThe youngsters: CB Justin Bethel (25), S Deone Bucannon (23), S Tony Jefferson (23), S Tyrann Mathieu (23), CB Patrick Peterson (25).Jerraud Powers (28) and Rashad Johnson (29) play key roles, but this secondary is dominated by youngsters. Peterson, a four-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro, is in the same neighborhood as Darrelle Revis in terms of being one of the best corners in the NFL. He’s a big, fast guy with long arms and great anticipation — he just does everything well. Mathieu is the toughest little blond-haired guy I’ve ever met in my life. He’s not the biggest or fastest, but he knows what his opponents are going to do before they do it, and he possesses great ball skills. Jefferson lacks speed, but plays hard and has a great feel for his position. Bucannon functions more like a linebacker than a safety, making a ton of tackles up on the line, but he can cover when needed. Bethel is a complementary piece with a knack for big plays.Brandt also points out the secondary’s eye-popping stats in interceptions and tackles so far this season. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Instagram has caused a stir after announcing an update that sees users allowed to post both photos and videos in portrait and landscape orientation, a particularly beneficial development for the snap-happy wanderers among us.Although the traditional square format has come to define the photo-sharing app, Instagram acknowledges that the visual story that users would like to tell is the priority.Nearly one in five photos or videos uploaded aren’t originally in the square format, meaning that users are required to crop images and potentially cut important subjects out; as the company acknowledges, “You can’t capture the Golden Gate Bridge from end to end.”Now, when choosing a photo or video, users can tap the format icon to adjust the orientation to portrait or landscape instead of square. Once the photo has been shared, the full-sized version of it will appear to all of your followers in feed. To keep the clean feel of your profile grid, your post will appear there as a centre-cropped square.The new orientation formats also apply to videos which is welcome news to travellers that like to document their journeys in more way than one, and all filters will now work for videos. Additionally, the intensity of filters on video can be adjusted.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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