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Online real estate auctions try to shake up sales with novel approach

first_imgAmy Smart, The Canadian Press An online auction for a luxury home in Abbotsford, B.C., is drawing attention for its novel approach, which some observers say has potential to inspire new sales even if it doesn’t have any notable impact on the housing landscape.Bidding opens Tuesday on the 12-bedroom, 10-bath restored train power station known as the “Sumas Powerhouse,” which was previously listed for $5 million and has an assessed value of $2.2 million on B.C. Assessment.It’s one of three properties in Canada listed on global firm Concierge Auction’s website. A news release says it’s targeting Chinese buyers and will be sold in co-operation with Re/Max.Scott Pate, a project sales manager with Concierge, said luxury real estate has been a buyers market for quite some time in both the United States and Canada and auctions are a way to give sellers more certainty.“We’ll bring the market to this sale instead of the normal way of selling real estate, which is putting it on the market and waiting for an offer, which could take years and years,” he said.“The market is motivated because there’s a fear of missing out. This auction is going to end on a certain day … so it creates a lot of interest.”Real estate auctions are typical in Australia and New Zealand, but the model is less common in Canada. A real estate agent in Victoria tried the in-person auction approach in 2016 with a property in the city’s upscale Rockland neighbourhood, holding a public auction featuring a pianist playing a grand piano in the ballroom at the event.But local media reported that although 60 people filled the room, only one was an interested buyer so the auction was cancelled. In 2017, the B.C. Supreme Court accepted a $1.8-million offer for the historic mansion in foreclosure.Tom Davidoff, director of the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate, said online auctions aren’t all that different from the way we buy and sell homes traditionally in Canada, especially in cases where there are multiple interested buyers and a bidding war.That could make it comfortable for Canadian buyers to transition to the model.“It certainly could be a direction the market could go. In segments where the market is slow today, people will try different approaches to move product, so it’s certainly possible,” he said.But beyond creating another way for potential buyers to bid, he said he doesn’t believe there will be an impact on the market in terms of housing prices or competition.“This will have no impact on the market overall,” Davidoff said.In Toronto, On the Block sells real estate both the traditional way and through its online auction platform but doesn’t focus on luxury sales.Co-founder Daniel Steinfeld said online auctions offer a way around some of the frustrations that come with silent bidding wars under the traditional system.As part of the company’s model, buyers must sign agreements to make the value of their bids public while their identities remain protected. Real estate board regulations otherwise prohibit real estate agents from disclosing the substance of competing bids.“Buyers, especially in the Toronto and Vancouver markets, have grown pretty frustrated with the blind bidding approach,” he said.The platform also allows the company to post more information than might be available through MLS listings, like copies of home inspections and agreements of purchase and sale, which makes it less likely for a sale to fall through.The most important factor in a successful real estate auction is the starting price, which can inspire competitive bids, Steinfeld said. So when identifying potential properties for auction, the company interviews the sellers to determine their objectives and market expectations.If the seller has unreasonable expectations about the market value of their property, it’s probably not the right fit for auction.Market conditions matter less, he said.“We have seen in both good and bad market conditions that it can work, it really just comes down to the appropriate pricing strategy,” Steinfeld said.Auction properties are typically first-time listings and the company sets a reserve price, which represents the minimum value at which the seller is obligated to sell.“Once bidding reaches that number, everyone knows for sure that property will sell,” he said.“Then everyone starts to bid quit a bit more because they know at that point that if they win, it’s theirs.”last_img read more

Blackout over budget bill

first_imgAPTN National NewsCanadians are speaking out against the federal government’s omnibus budget bill.The bill has come under fire over the elimination of environmental laws and subsidies for massive energy projects across the board.APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier has this story.last_img

Matara to Beliatta passenger train service launched

Main stations have been constructed at Kekunadura, Bambarenda, Wevurukannala and Beliatta. Two sub stations have been setup at Piladuwa and Veherahena.About 10 percent of the railway track has been built as flyovers. A flyover of one kilometer was built from Matara to Kekunadura. The flyover from Bambaranda to Vavurukannala is the tallest and the longest railway bridge in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) The 36 kilometer extension of the southern coastal rail line from Matara to Beliatta is the first stage of a 113-kilometer railway line from Matara to Kataragama. The second phase of the project is the 48 kilometer segment from Beliatta to Hambantota and the in the third phase the track will be extended another 39 kilometers from Hambantota to Kataragama.Construction of the Matara to Beliatta section at a cost of US$ 278 million was carried out by a Chinese company with the funding from China Exim Bank. Supervision is being carried out under the guidance of the Central Engineering Bureau. The first passenger train service from Matara to Beliatta was launched today.The Matara to Beliatta railway track was constructed with funding from China Exim Bank. The project is to be completed in three phases and the Matara to Beliatta segment is the first phase of the project. read more

As the year closes out UN political chief talks the art of

“My role is twofold. First is to help resolve conflict and to help prevent conflicts.  Our role in the Department of Political Affairs – soon to be Political and Peacebuilding Affairs is very much focused on preventing conflict as well. And we work on a range of issues, many that do not come before the Security Council. Our goal is to help resolve them before they come to the … Council.”“I cover the entire world now. I have never in my entire career had a job where I had to cover the entire world,” Ms. DiCarlo said in her first interview with UN News. As the Deputy to at the US Mission to the United Nations, I worked a lot on issues that came before the Security Council. In the Security Council, one promotes one government’s positions and policies. Of course, one is there to broker agreements among other members.”“But where I am now, I find it all the more complicated, that it takes a different set of skills to work with so many individuals and countries to be able help resolve a particular issue or come to agreement on particular matters. I do think that having worked in the Security Council, I do have a perspective of a Member State, an understanding what is expected of us – and they expect a lot, I have to say – but that has I think helped me in this position in the first few months.”Here are some of the main issues on the UN political agenda – in no particular order – for the coming year, according to UN political affairs chief DiCarlo.  UN Secretary-General’s ‘good offices’The Secretary-General’s “good offices” is a term for work led by the Secretary-General, one of his senior officials or individuals working on stand-by, prepared to help mediate a dispute. All this happens only with acceptance and permission of the people involved. The issues could be related to any issue, from elections to access to a port city, as in the case of Yemen.SyriaAfter nearly eight years of war, more than 13 million people need aid – including 6.1 million people who have been internally displaced, and 5.5 million people living as refugees in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Along with these figures from the UN humanitarian affairs office (OCHA) , consider this one – 66 per cent of children in Syria have lost a loved one, had their house damaged or suffer conflict-related injuries.“Syria has been with us for a long time and we have not really moved forward on a political process, but our intention is to keep supporting those efforts,” Ms. DiCarlo said.Starting in January, the UN-led efforts at diplomatic negotiations will be headed by Geir Pederson, who succeeds Staffan de Mistura, Lakhdar Brahimi and the late Kofi Annan.  The latest discussions have been on creating a new, more inclusive Constitution in post-war Syria, which has been the focus of intensive consultations among three countries heavily invested in Syria’s future – Iran, Russia and Turkey.The new year brings new unknowns, including the latest announcement that the United States is pulling its troops out of Syria, and what that means for the conflict and the road home for those affected.We have not seen progress, have not seen conditions that are appropriate for refugees to return – Ms. DiCarlo on the Rohingya refugee crisisRohingya Refugee Crisis“We have not seen progress, have not seen conditions that are appropriate for refugees to return, both in terms of the physical layout but also in terms of political guarantees,” Ms. DiCarlo told UN News about the situation of Rohingya refugees who have fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh.Under an agreement struck between the two countries, thousands of refugees who fled starting in August 2017 were due to return to Myanmar last month. But none wanted to for fear of the Myanmar army, also known as the Tatmadaw – and other groups – which has been accused of committing genocide.   The UN appointed a Special Envoy to work with the Government of Myanmar, to enhance cooperation on addressing the conflict. Christine Schraner Burgener has met with Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior officials. Her job is to work with the Government to try to resolve outstanding issues and to help the Government put in place a framework so that we can see refugees return, Ms. DiCarlo said.Colombia  In 2016, combatants from the FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) laid down their weapons after 50 years of bloody conflict that killed more than 260,000 people and displaced some seven million.Ms. DiCarlo visited Colombia in early December and met with some of former combatants who are now parliamentarians, tailors, bakers and teachers.“The United Nations has given to these communities help to develop livelihoods so they can turn from the activities of its previous movement,” she said. “I saw a number of FARC now in the legislature and very proud of a group that is making decisions on the future of the country.”The UN says the reintegration process has made progress but remains complex: “It’s steady work and there’s a way to go, but I think the United Nations can be proud of the role it played in helping to bring about an agreement but also in verifying the implementation of it.” UN Photo/Loey FelipeRosemary A. DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, addresses the Security Council meeting on Non-proliferation and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 17 September 2018.YemenImages of starving Yemeni children shocked the world this year, as it emerged that more than eight million Yemenis are now on the verge of famine, of them 1.8 million children under the age of five who are acutely malnourished.The humanitarian situation in Yemen has been “horrific” given the destruction, devastation and loss of life since 2011 but the UN is “very, very grateful” to see the two sides – the Government of Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and the Houthi forces – come together in Sweden earlier this month to discuss an end to the conflict.There are now UN monitors on the ground [led by retired Dutch General Patrick Cammaert] to see if there are violations of the ceasefire agreement on the port city of Hudaydah, and also to help open up pathways so that aid can be received at the port and distributed in other parts of the country.Ms. DiCarlo also told UN News that the agreement on a ceasefire is only the beginning: “There’s a lot more to be done to resolve the conflict in Yemen, but this is a very good start.”She credits the good offices of Special Envoy Martin Griffiths for the progress made so far. As part of the pace deal, a special chamber is looking into egregious crimes that took place during the conflict, and a truth commission set up in May is hoping to help victims heal from the trauma of the conflict.The opinion of whether these will bring justice “is divided,” Ms. DiCarlo said.    “There’s also a sense of extreme gratitude on the part of a lot of people that the violence that they saw before is over. Although there is still some violence from criminal groups that have come in. It’s going to be a long-term process,” Ms. DiCarlo said.“I saw a very vibrant society and sense among the group that they have a stake in the future of the country.” read more

Hazemag wins substantial orders from China for Sudan and Jordan

first_imgHazemag & EPR has received two important orders from China to supply all the crushing equipment, including the apron conveyors, for two cement work clinker production lines to be set up in Sudan and Jordan respectively.The first package involves a new 5,300 t/d production line for Atbara Cement in Sudan, and covers three impactors and a hammer crusher with associated apron conveyors for the processing of raw limestone, gypsum, clay and pet coke. The overall contract for this work is being handled by HCRDI (Hefei Cement Research & Design Institute) from China.The other machines and equipment are for installation in the new plant of Almafraq Cement in Jordan, also involving three impactors and a hammer crusher with apron conveyors for the processing of limestone, gypsum, pet coke/coal and additives. This new production line will be constructed by CNBM (China National Building Material and Equipment Import & Export Corporation).The handling of both orders from China is being supported by the Hazemag representative office in the city of Hefei.last_img read more

Obamas Green Energy Assistant Leaves Office

first_imgCarol Browner is the director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy. Or, at least, she was. Yesterday White House officials announced that the country’s top green energy administrator would be leaving her post.“Carol is confident that the mission of her office will remain critical to the president, and she is pleased with what will be in the [State of the Union address] and in the budget [next month] on clean energy,” a White House representative told Politico. “The president’s commitment to these issues will of course continue, but any transition of the office will be announced soon.”There’s currently no word on who will replace Browner or when the position might be filled.Browner was the first ever person to hold the postion of director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, a role she began in January 2009. Prior to that, she spent eight years as the director of the Environmental Protection Agency. She hasn’t announced where she’ll be going next.last_img read more

Off Beat Sherlock Holmes inspires imagined correspondence

first_imgcolumbian.com/news/2013/oct/20/game-afoot-omsi-exhibit-sherlock-holmesEven though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in 1930, the Sherlock Holmes bookshelf gets longer.Some stories have been written by devotees like the Baker Street Irregulars.Some use references in the stories as launching points for their takes on Holmes. A new exhibit about Holmes at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (which we wrote about on Oct. 20) offers an example; it’s from someone who really can be described as a man of letters.Jon Lellenberg, who helped create the exhibit, said a featured display includes a contribution from Peter G. Ashman, a Baker Street Irregular who died this year.In describing the sitting room at 221B Baker Street, Conan Doyle referred to unanswered pieces of correspondence that Holmes pinned to his mantel with a jackknife. When that scene was assembled, designers pinned a prop to the mantel.But Lellenberg remembered that Ashman had written several letters to Holmes under the collective title “Pinned to the Mantel.”“I got four other friends of Peter’s from the Baker Street Irregulars to join me in creating forgeries of these letters to take the place of the prop,” he said.Some lettersOne was a publisher’s letter rejecting Holmes’ book about his career, calling his crime-solving process “pathetically unrealistic” and an insult to the intelligence of the average reader.last_img read more

Watch Jordan Peeles Us trailer now

first_imgGet Out was a huge horror hit when it came out in 2017, even bucking the tradition of horror films getting ignored at the Oscars. On Christmas, writer and director Jordan Peele returned with a first look at his next nightmarish film, Us.The movie, out next year, stars Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss and Aquaman bad guy Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. The poster shows hands — one of them leather-gloved — holding a menacing pair of gold scissors. The trailer, released Tuesday, offers a few more chilling clues. The official synopsis is as follows:A mother (Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o from Black Panther, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 12 Years a Slave) and a father (Winston Duke from Black Panther) take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends (including Emmy winner Elizabeth Moss from TV series The Handmaid’s Tale). But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.Earlier this month, Entertainment Weekly published exclusive photos from the upcoming film and tidbits from interviews with the cast. WHOA. Thank you so much @JordanPeele – I am so damn ready to become untethered on Christmas Day! This is like the coolest & probably scariest thing to show up on my doorstep in some time. #UsMovie pic.twitter.com/JoIUhJ00s1— It’s a Holly Jolly Heathermas Wixson (@thehorrorchick) December 17, 2018 Share your voice 77 Photos Tags Us will hit theaters in the UK and US on March 15. nullcenter_img 0 Duke, known for his portrayal of M’Baku in Black Panther, told EW he’s not playing the warrior here. “He’s very sporadic and impulsive, he’s the husband and the alpha, and I think that leads to some of the conflict that is in the marriage when we meet the Wilsons.”We also learned that Duke and Nyong’o are definitely a couple and have two children, played by Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex. Peele also revealed to EW that the monsters in this film are called The Tethered.In the weeks leading up to the trailer reveal, Peele’s MonkeyPaw Productions sent some influencers the same scissors as on the poster, along with the slogan “Join the Untethering. Watch yourself.” Peele is also producing and hosting the upcoming Twilight Zone reboot on CBS All Access, due out next year too. (Disclosure: CNET is owned by CBS.) First Look at #UsMovie!! ✂️ @Winston_Duke @JordanPeele @EW https://t.co/QHlJOVXlEH pic.twitter.com/Q5FfF5cnZD— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) December 21, 2018 TV and Movies 2019 movies to geek out overlast_img read more

4 truant college girls drown in waterfall

first_imgMumbai : Four college girls drowned in a raging waterfall in Navi Mumbai on Saturday as entire coastal Maharashtra experienced torrential rains and the region went on a high alert for the next 72 hours, officials said. Three teenaged students — Arti Nair, Neha Dama and Shweta Nand, students of Second Year B.Com. at SIES College of Arts, Commerce and Science in Nerul, Navi Mumbai — who bunked lectures for an impromptu picnic to the treacherous Pandavakada Waterfalls, drowned here on Saturday morning. Also Read – Trinamool, BJP activists scuffle at Dilip Ghosh’s event Advertise With Us The details of another victim, Neha Ashok Jain, who hailed from Chembur are not known. According to Senior Inspector Pradeep Tidar of Kharghar Police Station, the bodies of two girls, Arti Naik and Neha Dama have been recovered and a massive search is on to trace the other two victims. For the second consecutive weekend, heavy rain lashed Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad and Ratnagiri, hitting normal life and road traffic, though suburban trains and flights continued to function with some delays. Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released: list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us A huge 78-metre long and 1,478 tonne cargo ship from Hazira, Gujarat, went adrift owing to heavy rains and was washed on the rocky shores of Vangaon village in Palghar early on Saturday. Vangaon police chief Rahul Patil and ship’s captain V.V. Nair said there are 13 crew members on board who are safe, have sufficient food and water on board and await help from the Surat-based owners, M/s. Eco Pronch Logistics Ltd. Advertise With Us The ship’s propellers and the hull have reportedly suffered damage as it hit the rocks in the Arabian Sea at 4 a.m., paralyzing the vessel. In another incident, a fire due to suspected electrical short circuit broke out in Navrang Building in the congested Abdul Rehman Street in south Mumbai. Three women and a man who were trapped in the smoke were rescued safely. However, at least three firemen — A.B. Pawar, C.S. Gupta and Anil Mhatre — suffered injuries due to suffocation and were hospitalised. Mumbai, which has been experiencing virtually incessant rains since 10 days, witnessed a fresh spell of heavy downpour since midnight, with many low-lying areas in the city and suburbs, subways and arterial roads submerged under three-four feet of water, severely disrupting traffic. On Saturday afternoon, with combined effect of a 4.90 metre high tide in the Arabian Sea, continuing rains and water-logging, the railway tracks were flooded for around three hours on the Central Railway, with services suspended. However, most flights were operating at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport with delays of around 30 minutes, according to officials. In view of the continuing downpour, a majority of the schools and colleges in Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, and Ratnagiri have declared a precautionary holiday to avoid inconveniencing students, said School Education Minister Ashish Shelar. In the past 24 hours, Mumbai city recorded 53.6 mm rain while Mumbai suburbs notched 133.1 mm rain and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rain for the metropolis and coastal districts for the next 72 hours. Till 6 pm on Saturday, the IMD said Mumbai city recorded 38 mm rains and the suburbs notched 81 mm. The IMD added that Bhira and Roha in Raigad recorded the highest – 33 cms and 29 cms rainfall — with the hill station of Mahabaleshwar following closely as it was lashed by 28 cms of rain in the past 24 hours. The BMC Disaster Control had issued warnings to people not to venture near the beaches as a very high tide of 4.90 metres will occur at 1.44 p.m. and keep away from all seafronts for the next two days as extremely heavy rains are forecast. Temporary arrangements have been made in several schools and public institutions to shelter stranded commuters tonight in case they are unable to reach their homes. Elsewhere, many parts of Maharashtra also received a good amount of rainfall, including the parched regions of Marathwada. Most big and small rivers, dams, lakes, reservoirs, ponds and wells in many regions of Konkan, North Maharashtra, Western Maharashtra, Vidarbha were either overflowing or flooded, bringing cheers to the farmers. Besides coastal Konkan, heavy rains were witnessed today in Nashik, Nandurbar, Washim, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Ahmednagar and Satara, hitting routine life and disrupting traffic as roads and low-lying areas were flooded.last_img read more

The Cardinals Place Three in the Top 10 to Finish in Fifth

first_imgThe Cardinals, who entered the day tied for second place, were in contention until the last four holes to finish the day four shots behind Atlantic Coast Conference foe Wake Forest, which won the tournament by one stroke over Florida State – another ACC opponent. The Cardinals return to action on March 11-12 at the General Hackler Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  Print Friendly Version Simon Zach tied for 60thafter his total of 74-79-75=228. The Cardinals shot 289-280-286=855 to finish at 9-under-par for the two-day event. Matthias Schmid and John Murphy were also top-10 finishers, placing in a tie for sixth place at 3-under-par. Schmid was steady over the two-day event, carding a 73-68-72=213, while Murphy battled back from a first-round score of 76 to shoot a 70 and 67.center_img Story Links Jiri Zuska posted his career-best finish by tying for third shooting a 6-under-par 70-68-72=210 to finish just two shots behind co-champions Parker Gilliam of Wake Forest and Thomas Thurloway of Jacksonville. Zuska bettered his previous best finish of 10that the Old Town Invitational in the fall.. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Three University of Louisville men’s golfers finished in the top 10 and the Cardinals placed fifth Sunday at the Seminole Intercollegiate at Golden Eagle Country Club on Sunday. Devin Morley shot a 7-over-par 72-74-77=223 to tie for 50th, while Trevor Johnson, who played as an individual, was also tied for 50thafter firing a 74-77-72=223.last_img read more

Price of eggs to go up

first_imgThe South African Poultry Association (Sapa) has warned consumers to brace themselves for an increase in the price of eggs.The association said that 2016 was a difficult year for egg producers in the country, as local farmers saw the feed price increasing by a minimum of R1000 per ton between January and August due to the drought.Farmers were unable to recover any of the losses suffered as a result of the increases in the price of feed.This dual blow meant farmers battled to cope, leading to the exit of many small-scale farmers, those between 5000 and 40,000 hen capacity.Some farmers depleted their flocks early, moving the average depletion age from 74.8 weeks in 2015 to 71.8 weeks in 2016. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite This means there is now a shortage of eggs.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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first_img August 21, 2012 — Siemens Healthcare announced that its syngo.PET Amyloid Plaque proprietary software has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now available.Joining the new Biograph mCT positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanner and PETNET Solutions’ PET radiopharmaceutical production expertise, syngo.PET Amyloid Plaque software is the third element in Siemens’ comprehensive imaging solution for the visualization and quantification of amyloid plaques – one of the necessary pathological features of Alzheimer’s disease – in the living brain.“Our new syngo.PET software, combined with Siemens’ Biograph mCT PET/CT scanner and expertise in the production of PET radiopharmaceuticals, will provide U.S. physicians with a valuable tool for the evaluation of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurologic conditions,” said Britta Fuenfstueck, CEO of molecular imaging at Siemens Healthcare.syngo.PET Amyloid Plaque software is designed to assist physicians with assessment of beta amyloid uptake ratios in the PET scans of patients being evaluated for Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of cognitive decline. The software registers a patient’s PET amyloid images against a reference model of a PET amyloid brain to better enable the physician to target regions of interest. Siemens’ proprietary affine registration algorithm has been demonstrated in research to have a correlation coefficient of 0.98 to the Fleisher method, a reference model that identifies six optimal zones to evaluate pathological levels of amyloid plaque burden. syngo.PET Amyloid Plaque software enables physicians to quantify uptake ratios (SUVr), which can be compared to Fleisher thresholds. Quantification of amyloid-PET images with SUVr could provide information in patients with possible mild cognitive impairment that is useful in supporting visual reads of amyloid-PET images.syngo.PET Amyloid Plaque software is cleared for use with PET and PET/CT equipment.For more information: www.siemens.com/alzheimers FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more center_img News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Technology | August 21, 2012 Siemens syngo.PET Amyloid Plaque Software Receives FDA Clearance New software is part of comprehensive solution for the visualization and quantification of amyloid plaques in the living brain News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Related Contentlast_img read more

British Airways promises to keep the flag flying during

first_imgBritish Airways has had the ‘keep the flag flying’ slogan painted along its fuselages to underline the message that the airline will continue to fly throughout the 15 days of strikes planned by the Unite union.The message was painted on 10 Boeing 777 aircraft at Heathrow and two at Gatwick that took off as members of the Unite union gathered at picket lines.Bassa, the cabin crew branch of Unite, said they felt a different atmosphere among strikers compared with the last series of walkouts in March.”The atmosphere is not as frenetic and intense as last time. People seem to be more determined and they have a quiet resolve,” said one official.”Despite the strikes, the airline has said that the numbers of cabin crew reporting at Heathrow were still at the levels it needed to operate a revised schedule of more than 60% of long-haul flights and more than 60% of short-haul flights.Unite has announced two further five-day strikes after this week’s walkout ends, including one during the school half-term, starting on Bank Holiday Monday. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Flast_img read more

Carrington Welcomes New EVP for Investment Banking

first_img “”Carrington Holding Company””:http://www.carringtonhc.com/default.aspx, LLC, based in Santa Ana, California, announced the hiring of well-known banking industry veteran Christopher Whalen to head the company’s investment banking operations.[IMAGE]Whalen’s title will be EVP and managing director for Carrington Investment Services. In his position, he will focus on fundraising and developing and marketing new products for Carrington’s business units.Whalen joins Carrington from his previous position as senior managing director at Tangent Capital Partners in New York. He is co-founder and vice chairman of the board of Institutional Risk Analytics and author of the 2010 book “”Inflated: How Money and Debt Built the American Dream.”” He has also appeared before Congress, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the FDIC on a range of financial, economic, and political issues.””For the past several years, I have focused on the housing sector and the evolution of the non-bank servicing and lending segment,”” Whalen said. “”With commercial banks exiting the wholesale real estate lending and servicing business, there is an enormous opportunity and challenge for non-bank servicing and lending institutions. I am excited to be joining one of the best managed and fastest growing integrated service providers in the mortgage industry.””””We are thrilled to welcome Christopher Whalen to Carrington, where I’m confident his expertise in banking and regulatory affairs will be instrumental in growing the company’s influence and leadership in the institutional mortgage and real estate markets and assist our expansion in other investment strategies,”” said Bruce Rose, CEO and founder of Carrington Holding Company. in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing December 18, 2012 399 Views Sharecenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2012-12-18 Tory Barringer New,Carrington Welcomes New EVP for Investment Bankinglast_img read more

Survey CRE Executives Bullish on Sectors Recovery

first_imgSurvey: CRE Executives Bullish on Sector’s Recovery in Data, Secondary Market May 3, 2013 430 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Commercial Real Estate Investment Investors Lenders & Servicers Service Providers 2013-05-03 Tory Barringercenter_img Share The slow pace of the economic recovery has done little to temper optimism among executives in the commercial real estate (CRE) sector, according to “”DLA Piper’s””:http://dlapiperresummit.com/index.html 2013 State of the Market Survey.[IMAGE]Eighty-five percent of executives surveyed described themselves as having a “”bullish”” outlook, the survey shows. That’s a massive turnaround from the 2011 survey (the most recent previous report), when only 30 percent of respondents characterized themselves as bullish.The 2008 survey–taken at the start of the financial meltdown–had only one in ten executives showing a bullish attitude.[COLUMN_BREAK]With the economy still struggling and job growth only showing modest improvement, few executives said they expect to see a sustained, broad economic recovery that might lift real estate fundamentals. Instead, many cited low-cost financing and easier access to capital as the source of their confidence. Fifty-six percent of those surveyed attribute their bullishness to a combination of the current low interest rate environment and abundant debt and equity capital supplies, while only 39.7 percent say the strengthening U.S. economy had made them more optimistic.Among those who have a less positive take on the CRE sector, the majority–48.8 percent–cite slow job growth as the biggest source of concern. The next most common response was “”continued gridlock in Washington”” at 36.6 percent, followed by “”ongoing European debt crisis”” at 9.8 percent. Notably, only 4.9 percent cited sequestration and subsequent budget cuts as a worry.Health care proved to be the most attractive industry sector for CRE executives in this year’s survey, largely due to investment stability, superior performance, and “”long-term opportunity following the re-election of President Obama and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act,”” DLA Piper said. The next asset class with the most popular draw was multifamily, followed by industrial, hotel, and office (downtown as opposed to suburban).last_img read more

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