7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#bitcoin#Bitstamp#Coinbase#Mt. Gox lauren orsini Related Posts Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? We’ve all got at least a passing understanding of Bitcoin, that digital crypto-currency that can’t be regulated by any bank or government (at least for now). But here’s a trickier question: what’s a bitcoin actually worth? Like gold, Bitcoin derives its value from scarcity. It is intentionally difficult to use computers to create and add to the chain of cryptographic phrases that make each bitcoin unique—a process known as bitcoin mining. The currency is capped with a finite limit, too, so the more bitcoins exist in the world, the harder and slower it is to mine more of them. See also Bitcoins… What Are They Again?It’s easy to determine how Bitcoin is trading at any given moment, but that’s not the same thing as knowing what its actual value is in the real world. On Mt. Gox, the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, bitcoins were changing hands at $103.80 as of August 8. On Bitstamp, the second largest exchange, a bitcoin traded at $94.99. On Coinbase, the popular U.S. Bitcoin wallet, it’s somewhere in between, at $96.58.In this way, Bitcoin is just like the American dollar. What bitcoins are worth varies from market to market all over the world. For example, right now on August 8, one U.S. dollar is worth 0.75 euros, although its value will almost certainly have shifted by the time you read this.One big way bitcoins differ from fiat currencies like the dollar is that those currencies have what you might call “safe zones” where buyers and traders can reasonably expect them to maintain a consistent value. The dollar, for instance, is backed by the U.S. Federal Reserve, which is charged with maintaining domestic price stability—that is, with minimizing fluctuations in the dollar’s value as measured in goods and services.Thanks to that backing (and a lot of monetary heavy machinery that makes it work), I can buy a toothbrush at the convenience store today and be reasonably certain that it will cost pretty much the same at the same store next week. Not so for Bitcoin. Companies that accept payment in bitcoin can’t usually pay their suppliers and employees without converting bitcoin to, say, U.S. dollars. And that introduces a big element of risk if the value of bitcoin is changing everywhere on a day-to-day—even a minute-to-minute—basis.Knowing that Bitcoin’s worth is this volatile brings up more questions than answers. Here’s what the experts have to say. Why Doesn’t The Bitcoin Market Correct Itself?If you know that bitcoin is trading at a much higher amount of dollars at Mt. Gox than it is at Bitstamp, why wouldn’t you buy from Bitstamp and sell to Mt. Gox? A cursory calculation assures that you’d net a quick 7% return—virtually free money. It seems like a sound investment. And if everybody did this, the market would even out and correct itself. And perhaps that would happen, said Erik Vorhees, a Bitcoin pioneer and CEO of Coinapult, if Bitcoin conversion didn’t take so incredibly long. “It takes forever to get USD [U.S. dollars] out of Gox,” he said. “If you sell Bitcoin there, you are going to be waiting many weeks for the money. So people prefer to sell elsewhere, though they may be happy to buy at Gox. If USD could be withdrawn from Gox in 3 to 4 days, you’d see the spread immediately disappear.”How Liquid Is Bitcoin?Since it takes so long to convert Bitcoin to U.S. dollars, you’d be right to assume that the Bitcoin isn’t very liquid. It takes time to buy, sell and move the cryptocurrency around.According to Nicholas Weaver, a senior staff researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley who studies emerging technologies, Bitcoin grows more volatile—because its liquidity decreases—the more bitcoins you want to trade. That’s because Bitcoin is still a relatively immature currency, lacking vast numbers of traders who can quickly meet buy or sell orders of any size. “[Bitcoin is] about as liquid as a penny stock, that is, in small quantities it’s reasonably liquid but anything significant will not be liquid,” he said. “If you want to buy or sell $100K or $1M in Bitcoin, the market will go crazy.”Is Bitcoin A Good Investment?Here is where our two experts differ. Vorhees believes the Bitcoin is becoming a more stable investment every day. “Bitcoin is just more volatile than most everything else because it’s still new, and still a tiny market,” he said. “But, over time, the volatility will calm down, indeed it already has.”Weaver is far tougher on Bitcoin. It’s not just that Bitcoin is volatile, but that Bitcoin transactions are completely irreversible. If you experience credit card fraud, you can report that to the credit card company and get the transaction reversed. In order to maintain that level of fraud mitigation, you need trusted central authorities called banks, he said—institutions that go completely against Bitcoin’s core philosophy. “Bitcoin instead, by lacking any trusted parties, is designed to be irreversible: Once a Bitcoin transaction is committed, it can NEVER be undone,” he said. “Which means you can never simply transfer your money from a bank account to buy Bitcoins. Anyone who allows such things will be undone by fraud.” As in, fraud that can’t be reversed precisely because there’s no entity standing behind the transaction to guarantee its integrity.And indeed, there has been evidence of Bitcoin users who have been defrauded by irreversible transactions, mainly as part of a pyramid scheme shut down last year. So why ever use Bitcoin? Weaver can only think of two reasons:“You’re selling to Crypto-Anarchist-Libertarian-Cave-Dwelling-Goldbugs who believe in Bitcoin—and can sock an extra charge on them for the privilege,” he said. “[Or] you’re selling things that cannot be processed using credit cards, namely gambling and drugs.”Since Bitcoin is assumed to be untraceable, illicit marketplaces like Silk Road exist to turn your bitcoins into illegal goods. But Jeff Garzik, a member of the Bitcoin core development team, maintains that Bitcoin is not as anonymous as you might think.“Attempting major illicit transactions with bitcoin, given existing statistical analysis techniques deployed in the field by law enforcement, is pretty damned dumb,” Garzik told Kotaku. There’s no easy answer to, “what’s Bitcoin really worth?” If you truly believe in Bitcoin as a digital currency that could change the world, you’ll probably be willing to pay for the risk. If not, perhaps it’s best to keep your money in good old-fashioned dollars.Photo by zcopley on Flickr Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid
MOST READ UP scores stunner over UST, ends four-game skid Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Read Next Piñol, a former sportswriter, columnist, and boxing analyst, urged the in Philippine sports authorities to put their focus on honing homegrown talents in hopes of being a power again in the international stage.“The PSC and POC should concentrate on developing homegrown talents. But like in agriculture, there should be a roadmap to tackle this development,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThis roadmap, Piñol said, is essential in pinpointing where direction Philippine sports will go to in the next years.“We don’t only look for tomorrow’s needs, but we need to look at what needs to be done for the future,” he said. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Focus on homegrown talents rather than relying on imports.That was the message of Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol when he delivered the keynote speech in the 2017 SMC-Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards night Tuesday at Manila Hotel.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol was the guest speaker at the 2018 PSA Awards night. Photo by Trsitan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPiñol was the guest of honor in the annual awards for Philippine sports, where 2017 World 9-Ball champion Carlo Biado, 2017 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup women’s titleholder Krizziah Lyn Tabora, and International Boxing Federation superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas were feted as the Athletes of the Year.Also among the 105 honorees were Mr. Basketball June Mar Fajardo, Mr. Volleyball Marck Espejo, Ms. Volleyball Dawn Macandili, Mr. Golf Clyde Mondilla, NSA of the Year Triathlon Association of the Philippines, Executives of the Year Ramon S. Ang of San Miguel Corporation and Ernesto Echauz of Standard Insurance, and the 2023 Fiba World Cup bid team led by SBP chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan which received the President’s Award. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments
FILE PHOTO – United States’ Morgan Brian, second right, celebrates with her teammates after Alex Morgan scores her side’s 2nd goal against New Zealand during a women’s Olympic football tournament match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. United States won 2-0. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio)CINCINNATI — Alex Morgan scored twice and the U.S. women’s national team concluded a two-game series against New Zealand with a 5-0 victory at Nippert Stadium on Tuesday night.The Americans improved to 9-3-0 this year. There are four more games left on the team’s 2017 schedule.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Pelicans bringing back forward Cunningham Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The U.S. also got midfielder Tobin Heath back from a back injury. She came in as a late sub for her first action with the national team since March. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors The U.S. defeated the Ferns 3-1 in the first game last Friday night in Commerce City, Colorado. Julie Ertz led the way with two goals.Lindsey Horan got the Americans off to a nice start in the rematch, scoring on a header in the 36th minute after coming in for Rose Lavelle. Mallory Pugh made it 2-0 in the 44th minute. Pugh also finished with two assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingLavelle, who is from Cincinnati, played the shortened shift for the hometown crowd as she continues to come back from injury.Morgan scored her first goal within the first minute of the second half. Lynne Williams added her third career national team goal before Morgan struck again in the 69th minute. It was her 77th international goal. Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES
Continue Reading Previous Apacer: industrial-grade USB drives provide full data protectionNext Mentor: free schematic symbols, PCB footprints and 3D Models for PartQuest With up to four slots for PCI or PCIe cards, the new industry PC series MVP-60xx is a high-performance and cost-efficient solution for all areas of industrial manufacturing, machine vision and automation. The plug-in cards (1 x PCIe x16 and 3 x PCI or 2 x PCIe x16 and 2 x PCI) in the compact casing, which are accessible from the front, enable application-specific extensions of the function, for example for drive controls, visual quality control or further specific tasks.The individual MVP-6011 to MVP-6025 series models are equipped with various 6th generation Intel core processors in order to provide the optimum performance for the planned applications. Likewise, the arrangement of the slots for various PCI and PCIe plug-in cards is variable.With the exception of the four slots, all the other integrated interfaces are accessible from the front side. Therefore, the compact controller with the dimensions 220 x 210 x 209 mm is ideal for installation in switch boxes or machine frames. The resilient construction of the fanless casing is designed for use in harsh industrial environments. Depending on the model, an ambient temperature of up to 50°C is permissible.Integrated SODIMM sockets for dual channel DDR4 can accommodate up to 32 gigabytes’ memory. The HD graphics 530 from Intel supports two independent displays with an VGA, a DVI and two display ports. In addition to two RS-232/422/485 connectors and two RS-232 connectors, three gigabit Ethernet interfaces with a teaming function, six USB sockets (of which four USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0) as well as respectively eight DI and DO channels are provided for data communication.With a base smaller than a sheet of DIN A4 paper, balanced output variants and highly variable extension options, the MVP-60xx series controllers offer an optimum and good value solution for a large number of industrial applications. The concept of the fanless casings not only ensures a reduction of the components and control elements, but also significantly increases failure safety. The robustness and reliability of the IPCs from Adlink, also under demanding operating conditions, has been put to the test for many years and secured by the manufacturer himself via strict testing in his own test laboratory.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules
Mexico’s Leading Hotel Company on Expansion Fast Track with New Properties, Markets and Hotel Brands Mexico City, Mexico (April 8, 2019) – Posadas, Mexico’s largest and most internationally renowned hotelier, moves forward with its aggressive growth plan to inaugurate 300 properties by 2020. In addition to opening new properties in Mexico’s most attractive tourist destinations including Playa Mujeres and Tulkal in the Riviera Maya area, the company also plans on entering new markets after making a splash in Cuba and the Dominican Republic last year. Posadas will also soon launch two new hotel brands, committed to offering a diversified portfolio that caters to all type of travelers. “Posadas currently has 180 hotels in operation, with another 53 under construction set to open over the next 30 months,” explained Enrique Calderon, COO of Posadas. “Our goal is to have 300 properties in our portfolio by 2020, which equals to about one hotel every two weeks this year.” The new developments are in multiple destinations. Among them is the new Tulkal destination that will feature multiple resorts including a 515-room Fiesta Americana All-Inclusive and a 340-room Live Aqua Beach Resort, as well as a 33,000+ square foot convention center – the company’s strongest bet to the meetings market. Tulkal will boasts a total of 1,300 oceanfront rooms spread across all properties. Additional newly signed projects include a property in Playa Mujeres and another 700-room resort on the Pacific coast in Puerto Vallarta. “While we are proud of our growth after decades of leading Mexico’s hotel industry, where are even more proud of being pioneers in perfecting and spreading the traditional Mexican hospitality our company is best known for,” said Calderon. “We can assure our loyal guests that despite the ambitious plan, we will guarantee that the essence of our offering will not be impacted – especially as we enter new markets.” Last year, Posadas entered the Dominican Republic with the groundbreaking of Grand Fiesta Americana Punta Cana Los Corales All-inclusive in Punta Cana set to open in 2021, and Cuba with two resorts, the 633-room Fiesta Americana Punta Varadero All-Inclusive and Fiesta Americana Holguín Costa Verde All-Inclusive with 749 guestrooms. The company plans on opening next in Santo Domingo, and is eyeing new markets such as Jamaica, Aruba and others in the Caribbean. Another growth strategy for Posadas is the introduction of new brands, which will focus on celebration and romance. The company’s roster currently has seven brands in more than 60 destinations that cater to all category of travelers and include the most renowned Live Aqua, Grand Fiesta Americana and Fiesta Americana, as well as The Explorean, Fiesta Inn, Gama and one. Coming up next will be two other brands that focus on celebration and romance. “We are experts in generating new experiences while always delivering the best service to our customers,” added Calderon. The latest major milestone for Posadas was opening the highly anticipated Live Aqua San Miguel De Allende last November, set in one of Mexico’s most popular cosmopolitan cities. The property, which is the largest in the city, boasts 153 luxurious and beautifully designed guestrooms, specialty restaurants, a fully-equipped spa, fitness center, beauty salon, five meeting rooms and indoor and outdoor event spaces. True to the Live Aqua lifestyle brand, Live Aqua San Miguel de Allende features distinctive elements that enhances the five senses, such as their signature soothing hand massage upon check-in. For more information, visit www.Posadas.com About Grupo PosadasPosadas is the largest hotel operator in Mexico, with more than 180 hotels and resorts, and more than 27,500 rooms in beach and city destinations located throughout the country. Thanks to the positioning of its Live Aqua, Grand Fiesta Americana, Fiesta Americana, The Explorean, Fiesta Inn, Gamma and one Hotel brands, Posadas is an internationally recognized Mexican company. Posadas has been listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV) since 1992. For further information, please visit: www.posadas.com
New York: Grigor Dimitrov rallied for a shocking upset of 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer at the US Open, the lowest-ranked New York semi-finalist in 28 years advancing to face Daniil Medvedev. The 78th-ranked Bulgarian, who had dropped all seven prior meetings with Federer, on Tuesday made a dramatic fightback to defeat the Swiss third seed 3-6 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-2 at Arthur Ashe Stadium and will face Russian fifth seed Medvedev in Friday’s semis. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”I’m just happy,” Dimitrov said. “The only thing I was telling myself was to stay in the match. Physically I was feeling pretty good. I was hitting some shots against him that were hard to hit.” Dimitrov reached his first US Open semi-final to match the deepest Slam runs of his career from Wimbledon in 2014 and the 2017 Australian Open. Not since 174th-ranked Jimmy Connors reached the 1991 quarter-finals had New York seen so lowly a figure on the ATP ratings list reach the last four. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterDimitrov is also the lowest-ranked Slam semi-finalist since 94th-rated Rainer Schuettler of Germany at Wimbledon in 2008. Federer, a five-time US Open champion who has not won at Flushing Meadows since 2008, breezed through the first set in 29 minutes and appeared to have withstood the danger until Dimitrov opened the fourth set with a break. Federer was denied on five break points in the 10th game of the fourth set and Dimitrov held to force a fifth set. “I was trying to stay in that game and make him stay on the court as much as possible. After that he started slowing down a little bit,” Dimitrov said. “It’s a best of five sets. Anything can happen.” Federer went off the court for a private medical timeout to treat his upper back near his neck. “This is Grigor’s moment, not my body’s moment,” Federer said. Dimitrov broke Federer twice on the way to a 4-0 lead in the final set and the 38-year-old Swiss star had no effective reply, foiled by 61 unforced errors in falling after three hours and 12 minutes. “It’s OK. It’s how it goes,” Federer said. “I tried my best. I fought with what I had and that’s it.” Federer would have become the oldest Slam semi-finalist since Jimmy Connors at age 39 at the 1991 US Open. Medvedev defeated three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (8/6) 6-3 3-6 6-1 to reach his first major semi-final, shaking off a sore left quadriceps that made him contemplate quitting the match. Now he gets two days of rest. “That’s huge advantage regarding what happened to my leg,” Medvedev said. “It should be OK.” Medvedev took a medical timeout, had the area taped and took a painkiller. “In the fourth set, I started feeling the painkiller and started moving better,” he said. “For sure I hope to be ready for the semis.” Medvedev has maintained momentum from a sizzling August in which he reached three ATP finals, winning a title at Cincinnati and finishing runner-up in Montreal and Washington. Medvedev, 23, is the youngest US Open semi-finalist since Novak Djokovic in 2010 and Russia’s first Slam semi-finalist since Mikhail Youzhny at the 2010 US Open. Dimitrov and Medvedev have split two prior matches, Dimitrov winning at Queen’s in 2017 and Medvedev avenging the loss a few weeks later in Washington. “He has been having a tremendous summer,” Dimitrov said of Medvedev. “I know his game. I’m just going to try and recover and reassess the match first and prepare from then on for Daniil. He’s a tough player. He’s tricky.” Wawrinka, foiled in a bid for his second US Open title in four seasons, said he did not think Medvedev would be holding the trophy on Sunday. “He can, but I don’t think he will. I think it’s going to be really difficult,” Wawrinka said. “Because he looks to start to be tired, and he has to beat some more tougher player in the semi-final and then in the final.” In Wednesday’s quarter-finals, Spanish second seed Rafael Nadal, an 18-time Grand Slam champion, faces Argentine 20th seed Diego Schwartzman and French 13th seed Gael Monfils plays Italian 24th seed Matteo Berrettini.
Kolkata: West Bengal Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) is coming up with a ‘vertical city’ in the Fintech hub at New Town that will have space reserved for Fintech start-ups.”So far 25 financial institutions, both banking and non-banking, have taken up space in the Fintech hub located in the Central Business District (CBD) in New Town. Whenever financial issues are involved, the question of a foolproof cyber security guard or start-ups becomes imminent. A very tall iconic tower will come up in the CBD, which will provide space for the Fintech community, particularly start-ups. This will create a perfect ecosystem with the financial institutions as they come up gradually,” said a senior HIDCO official. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe State Bank Institute of Leadership has already come up, while the National Insurance Corporation is in an advanced stage of construction. Several others have done their boundary walls. It may be mentioned that the space that was initially designed as a financial hub in January 2012, has now transformed into a legal and financial hub. The National Green Tribunal has started its operation in the same space and forums for settling disputes related to arbitration, consumer matters and similar quasi-judicial centres are coming up there for dispute redressal. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”The standing committee of the state Cabinet has recently given the approval for allotment of 1.25 acres of land at the Fintech hub for setting up an Income Tax Appellate Tribunal. The plot will be allotted on a 99 year lease,” the official added. Meanwhile, a Mckinsey Global Institute report has predicted that Kolkata will be one of the three metros that will emerge as the epicentre of global financial activities by 2030, so the state government is leaving no stones unturned to project itself as one of the major players in the financial world. “If someone is seriously involved in top-ticket financial activities, he/she cannot really overfly Kolkata in the near future. That is how the city is evolving,” said Additional Chief Secretary, Information Technology & Electronics department, Debashis Sen.
Grab a full-size chocolate bar and a bag of all-dressed chips and get ready to howl ‘cause CraveTV is dropping a special Halloween episode of LETTERKENNY. As announced Friday night at JFL42 in Toronto, this special edition of the smash hit comedy drops Friday, Oct. 20, exclusively on CraveTV. Now how does that stuff your pillowcases?In this bone-chilling episode, “The Haunting of MoDean’s II”, Wayne (Jared Keeso) and The Hicks (Nathan Dales, K. Trevor Wilson, and Michelle Mylett) help their old pal Gail (Lisa Codrington) get to the bottom of a strange brew happening at the local bar.Here’s a tease – Share it wide. Scare your friends. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter
The Society for Heart Failure and Transplantation (SfHFT) hosted the midterm meeting to focus on experiencing an unparalleled fest of knowledge and skill enhancement. The theme of the meeting was Primary Graft Dysfunction after Heart Transplantation. The event witnessed an exhilarating scientific program to provide the most imperative information and was customised especially through didactic lectures by the most renowned cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists and cardiac anesthesiologists from all over the country. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainStar highlight of the program was the cases discussed by most experienced faculty in the management of primary graft dysfunction (PGD). Dr Yugal K Mishra, Head – Cardiac Sciences and Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, Manipal Hospital, Dwarka, New Delhi, addressed the audience. The event was also marked by the presence of the eminent Nobel Laureate Dr Kailash Satyarthiji, Indian children’s rights activist and Founder – Bachpan Bachao Andolan and the Guest of Honour gracing the occasion was Dr Vasanti Ramesh, Director, National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO). Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardCreating increasing awareness of the growing national burden of heart diseases and the urgent requirement of heart transplants in these patients, the Key Opinion Leaders drew attention on the demand of the current patients registered and the supply of the organ. The speakers also addressed the urgent need for donors and endeavored to bust a few myths, create more awareness on why donors should step forward, think beyond religion, customs, and social bindings to contribute and be a part of this noble cause which can help save innumerable lives. The event witnessed discussions on the entire spectrum of Primary Graft Dysfunction from Epidemiology of PGD, Risk factors, BioMarkers of PGD, clinical findings of PGD to Novel techniques of Graft preservation, Role of donor management after the heart transplant. The cases represented the highlights of the conference and doctors demonstrated several factors that cause PGD and the management of the outcome. Dr Yugal K Mishra, Head – Cardiac Sciences and Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, Manipal Hospital said, “This is a devastating complication that occurs in the immediate postoperative period following heart transplantation. It manifests as severe ventricular dysfunction of the donor graft and carries significant mortality and morbidity. Over the past decade or so, developments and upgrades in pharmacological treatment and mechanical circulatory support that are devices that support the heart when not working at its best, have improved the outcomes for patients undergoing heart transplants and develop this complication.” Research, however, reveals that PGD still remains a challenge as it is still a leading cause of death in the post-operative stages of a month or so. Eminent Noble Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi said, “Medical Professionals represent hope and therefore, humanity, divinity for the patient. 2, 50, 000 children in India are born with heart diseases and a mere 5% are able to afford treatment for their condition. I request and urge the doctors, cardiologists, and surgeons to see solutions of giving these poor children a reason to live.”
Kiev: Ukrainians voted on Sunday in the second round of the country’s presidential election, with incumbent leader Petro Poroshenko seeking re-election, while TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is making his foray into mainstream politics for the first time. Polling stations opened 8 a.m. and will close 12 hours later, the BBC reported. Sunday’s election comes after the two candidates on Friday appeared at Kiev’s Olympic stadium to debate for the first time. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US Zelensky, 41, who is best known for starring in a political satirical drama called “Servant of the People” where he plays a teacher who accidentally becomes the Ukrainian President, won the first round on March 31 with more than 30 per cent of the vote, almost double what Poroshenko got when he finished in second place with 15.95 per cent. With no previous political experience, Zelensky’s campaign has focused on his difference to others rather than on any concrete policy ideas. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls The 53-year-old incumbent president, one of Ukraine’s wealthiest oligarchs, was elected in a snap vote after former pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych was toppled in the February 2014 Maidan Revolution, which was followed by Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and insurgency in eastern Ukraine. The next President will inherit a deadlocked conflict between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists in the east, while Ukraine strives to fulfil EU requirements for closer economic ties. The EU has said that about 12 per cent of Ukraine’s 44 million people are disenfranchised, largely those who live in Russia and in Crimea.
Ross Mountain left the Iraqi capital yesterday after completing his assessment of the country’s major humanitarian and reconstruction issues, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters today in New York. Mr. Mountain held talks with UN national staff in Baghdad, as well as the leadership of the Iraqi Governing Council and the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA). He also met with L. Paul Bremer, the United States’ Civil Administrator in Iraq, and his British deputy, Sir Jeremy Greenstock.The envoy is now in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to attend a conference where the International Reconstruction Facility for Iraq will be launched. The forum aims to allow governments to help rebuild Iraq’s economy and infrastructure through projects administered by UN agencies and the World Bank.
Oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico have been evacuated as a preventative measure ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac. As a result there has been a rising price for oil and a four month high for wholesale gasoline, Monday. About a quarter of all U.S. oil production and eight per cent of natural gas output from the Gulf of Mexico has been halted. The Louisiana offshore oil port, the single largest entry point for crude coming into the U.S., will be shut-down. Refineries on the gulf coast are also curtailing production as a preventative measure. The market is also being affected by the world’s second biggest refinery, located in Venezuela which has been closed after an explosion at two storage facilities which killed at least 39 workers. Crude oil futures have climbed above $97 dollars per barrel which is close to a three month high. Wholesale refined gasoline is up nearly four per cent at a four month high, $3.20 per gallon. Oil and gas rigs evacuated in the U.S. Gulf Coast ahead of Isaac by News Staff Posted Aug 27, 2012 7:42 am MDT business|gas|gulf of mexico|Isaac|market|oil|tropical storm|United States AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan (5) scores a touchdown during a game against Maryland on Oct. 4 at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md. OSU won, 52-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWith the score 24-10 near the end of the second quarter, and with Maryland holding all the momentum, redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee stepped in front of a pass by redshirt-senior quarterback C.J. Brown and put a stop to the Terps’ run.Then almost gave it back. Lee fumbled his interception near the Maryland goal line before it was recovered by a fellow Buckeye — freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan — at the Terrapin one-yard line. Co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell said the McMillan recovery was a product of effort, not chance. “It’s not by accident. Those things are made to happen. It’s just like it’s not by accident that somehow No. 5 just comes up with the ball a couple of times,” Fickell said after the game. “He is always around the football. Those are things that I am not saying we taught, but they don’t happen by accident.”Later in the game, McMillan forced a turnover of his own as he picked off a deflected pass from Maryland’s backup quarterback, junior Caleb Rowe, in the fourth quarter and returned it 19 yards for an OSU score. McMillan said the play was the result of good teamwork on defense.“It’s one of the best feelings in the world,” he said postgame. “My teammates helped me out by tipping the ball and I just took advantage of the moment.”While Rowe was not under too much pressure on that particular throw, McMillan added that the play of the defensive line is what helped him have a big game.“We have one of the best, if not the best, defensive line in the nation,” he said. “It really helps the linebackers out. It really clears stuff up for us.”Fickell added that the pressure the defensive line put on the Maryland quarterbacks is something he believes the Buckeyes are improving at every week. “I think that’s the thing you are starting to see from us. We are a little bit further along now that we’ve got some multiplicity to what we do,” Fickell said. “We can give those guys an opportunity to get pressure and pin their ears back and do some things.”A week after giving up 352 yards passing without forcing a turnover against Cincinnati, the Buckeyes held the Terrapins to 310 total yards and forced four turnovers — all of which were interceptions. Fickell said the entire defense deserves credit for the more impressive display, but added that the secondary looked better against Maryland.“It all works together. I think that is the biggest thing,” he said. “When things break down, when you are not playing sound (defense) — that’s the thing that is going to glare at us. Things are going really, really well but then all of a sudden something big happens. There’s a lot of things to really, really build on.”One thing the Buckeyes seemed to need to work on was secondary play in the red zone, as two pass interference calls in the end zone eventually led to Terrapin touchdowns.Coach Urban Meyer said following the game that as he and his coaching staff get more confident in the defense, it will allow them to play more aggressively.“We are going to be more aggressive on defense with tighter coverage,” Meyer said. “There’s somewhat of a risk that we need to continue to work on with the isolated man-to-man coverage, but there’s also more opportunity to step in front of the ball like we did today.”With a more successful performance against the Terrapins, Lee said the defense is continuing to build toward a completed product and added that its ultimate goal can be described in one word.“Dominate. Dominate any way we can. That has been our goal really from the start of the season, but we knew it was going to be a slow process,” Lee said. “We got to dominate and we have to start to dominate on a constant basis. We are going to continue to work on that.”If the defense continues to improve, Lee said Buckeye fans will be proud of the finished product.“We are getting a lot better. And we are going to continue to get better,” Lee said. “That’s what gets us going is that we can always get better, and I know that the end result is going to be scary, so just wait on it.”The Buckeyes are scheduled for a bye week before taking on Rutgers on Oct. 18 at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.
Today is the sacred day of Friday and the entire nation is praying for her health. I pray to Allah that He bestows her with good health very soon.Bajwa said two foreign doctors were being consulted, but that for the moment no decision had been made on sending her abroad for further treatment.Schools opened with prayers for Malala this morning, and special prayers will be offered after Friday weekly prayers at mosques, officials said.Malala won international prominence after highlighting Taliban atrocities in Swat with a blog for the BBC three years ago, when the Islamist militants burned girls’ schools and terrorised the valley before the army intervened.Read: Pakistan medics remove bullet from shot child activist> Malala’s condition is satisfactory, praise be to God, but the next 24 to 36 hours are critical,. THE NEXT 24 to 36 hours will be critical for a Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, the military said today, calling on the nation to pray for her recovery.The shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai, who campaigned for the right to an education, has been denounced worldwide and by the Pakistani authorities, who have offered a reward of more than $100,000 for the capture of her attackers.She is being treated at the country’s top military hospital in the city of Rawalpindi, where she is still on a ventilator.CriticalMilitary spokesman Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa told a media briefing:
ALL-IRELAND HURLING winning manager Davy Fitzgerald will continue in his role with Clare for an additional three years.The legendary goalkeeper, contracted for another year with his county, had opted to stay quiet and think about his own future in the immediate aftermath of Clare’s comprehensive SHC final replay victory over Cork last month.This evening, The Banner can rest easy with the Sixmilebridge man now in place until 2017 for the next step with his young team.Clare GAA tweeted the news this evening after a meeting with the county board which also brought the ratification of Colm Collins (father of Podge and Sean) along with as senior football manager as replacement for Mick O’Dwyer. Collins’ fellow ex-senior footballer Ger Keane will stay on as selector.Shane Curran, Brendan Bugler, a zipline and a reference to Die HardIs the Clare hurling championship set to be deferred?
https://jrnl.ie/4607591 By Stephen McDermott 35 Comments THE POLICE SERVICE of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has recovered two ATMs after they were stolen from a supermarket in Ballymena, Co Antrim overnight.Officers were alerted to the theft at the supermarket on the Larne Link Road at around 3am this morning.A nearby police patrol responded and saw the ATMs being driven away from the area on the back of a pick-up vehicle.They followed and subsequently found the vehicle carrying the machines abandoned on the Woodside Road.However, the tractor and digger used to remove the cash machines were set alight at supermarket.Speaking about the recovery of the machines today, Detective Chief Inspector David Henderson said the ATMs would be examined for forensic evidence.“On this occasion the quick response of the police patrol was able to force the thieves to abandon their vehicles and the ATMs and they have fled empty-handed,” he said.“It is likely that the digger and tractor involved were stolen however no reports of such machinery being stolen have been received as yet.”Henderson also said an increased amount of resources had been made available to tackling ATM thefts, but said they could not police every ATM location all the time.“We really need the public to help us and report anything suspicious, as a number of people did in Ballymena this morning,” he added.Ten cash machines have already been stolen in Northern Ireland this year, with two more stolen in Kells, Co Meath last week.Earlier this week, gardaí recovered the two ATMs which are suspected to have been stolen in Kells near the Monaghan-Meath border. 43,613 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Share Tweet Email1 Apr 26th 2019, 8:22 AM ATM thieves flee ’empty-handed’ as police foil cash machine robbery after spotting raiders An attempt was made to steal two machines in Co Antrim overnight. Friday 26 Apr 2019, 8:22 AM Image: Shutterstock/Dasha Petrenko Image: Shutterstock/Dasha Petrenko
In October 1944, the Germans summoned Mayor Karrer and demanded a list of the Jews and their addresses. Karrer was told he would pay with his life if he did not return with the list.The next day he and the bishop handed the Germans two sheets of paper; the first a letter from Bishop Chrysostomos to the German High Command in Berlin, insisting that the Jews of Zakynthos would not be handed over.Then, in further act of courage they presented the second sheet of paper, purportedly giving the names of the island’s Jews. “Here are your Jews,” said the bishop. “If you choose to deport the Jews of Zakynthos, you must also take me and I will share their fate.”But the sheet of paper contained just two names: Chrysostomos Demetriou and Loukas Karrer. Baffled by their response, the German commander sent the documents to Berlin, requesting instructions. The act of defiance worked. The order to deport the Jews of Zakynthos was revoked and not one of them perished.After the war, in recognition of their saviours, Zakynthos’ Jewish community donated stained glass for the windows of the Church of Saint Dionysios on the island. In 1978 Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority in Israel honoured Chrysostomos and Karrer with the title of ‘Righteous among the Nations’, an honour given to non-Jews who, at great personal risk, saved Jews during the Holocaust.The remarkable tale of Mayor Karrer and Bishop Chrysostomos has only received recognition in Australia recently.John Koutsis, secretary of the Zakynthian Association of Sydney and NSW, told Neos Kosmos the story came to light in early research for an exhibition being developed by the association. “We discovered it in 2014 when we began curating an exhibition on Zakynthos’ history. “One of our team was aware of a TV documentary called The Song of Life on the subject, and eventually we got a copy of the program. “It’s a good example of what Christ taught us: to love your neighbour. It is a story about philotimo and anthropia.”Song of Life will be screened on 20 March at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Rose Bay. The actions of Zakynthians in WWII were remembered this week in an impassioned address to the Zakynthian Association of Sydney and NSW by Vic Alhadeff, chief executive of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies.“It is people such as Loukas Karrer and Chrysostomos Demetriou who enable us to keep our faith in humanity alive.”Mr Alhadeff addressed more than 300 Australian descendants of the island, saluting them for their “inspirational courage and the humanity of their people”.As a guest of the association, Mr Alhadeff, whose own family traces its heritage to Rhodes, said he was honoured to be invited to present the story of how the Jewish community on Zakynthos was saved from annihilation during the Second World War by fellow Zakynthians,Mr Alhadeff related the story of how in 1943 and 1944 Zakynthos’ mayor, Loukas Karrer, alongside Bishop Chrysostomos Demetriou, defied the German occupation forces’ request to round up the island’s Jews for deportation. Mr Alhadeff’s relationship to the story is deeply poignant – 151 members of the Alhadeff family, including Mr Alhadeff’s grandparents, perished in the gas chambers of Auschwitz.“In a world with so much prejudice and bigotry, it is people such as Loukas Karrer and Chrysostomos Demetriou who enable us to keep our faith in humanity alive,” said Mr Alhadeff.For five centuries Zakynthos had been home to a small Jewish community who blended seamlessly with the rest of the island’s population. In October 1943 German forces arrived with orders to round up the Jews and submit them to the same fate as millions of others of their religion. But the mayor and Bishop Chrysostomos had other plans. The bishop declared he would follow the example of Archbishop Demaskinos of Athens, who had publicly stated: “I spoke to the Lord and made up my mind to save as many Jewish souls as possible.” Mayor Karrer warned the Jewish community that danger was imminent and all 275 were given refuge in villagers’ homes throughout the island.(L-R) Bishop Chrysostomos Demetriou and Mayor Loukas Karrer. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
After Marie Tilley’s husband died in 2001, she started coming to the Firstenburg Community Center’s senior lounge and eating lunch at Meals on Wheels People’s dining room.“This has given me an outlet,” she said. “My group is my family.”The last meal served Friday at the center’s congregate dining room was pizza, salad and cake. Tilley said she’ll continue visiting the community center’s senior lounge to do puzzle and games with her friends, but she’ll just go home afterwards instead of going to lunch.Meals on Wheels People said closing its operations at Firstenburg was a financial decision. Not enough people were visiting the dining room to justify the cost. It cost $317,751 annually to run Meals on Wheels operations at Firstenburg. Meals served at the center have decreased 13 percent over the last two years.On average, about 140 meals were delivered out of that location, and 14 to 15 clients dined there each weekday. More people than normal showed up for the final meal.“I come here for the interaction with people,” Yochanon Snook said. “I was a professional cook for 20 years. There’s nothing they do back there that I haven’t done.”
Updated: 7:39 PM June 20, 2019 KUSI Newsroom It’s National Pollinator Week 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO ( KUSI ) – Did you know it’s National Pollinator Week?Bees are an important part of the pollination process and Candace VanderHoff joined KUSI to show us how to create a bee sanctuary.To learn more visit: www.solobee.comhttps://www.facebook.com/solobeeshelter/ KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 20, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter
A Portland woman was injured when her Lexus was struck from behind on Highway 500 on Wednesday afternoon — the second rear-end crash of the day.At 1:35 p.m., Rolando Martinez, 22, of Woodland was eastbound on the highway in his Toyota pickup and took the exit to Andresen Road, where his pickup rear-ended a Lexus G47 that was stopped for traffic, according to the Washington State Patrol.The driver of the Lexus, Terri Tyler, 49, of Portland was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center after the crash. She was treated and released. Martinez was not injured.State Patrol troopers said inattention caused the crash. Martinez was cited for following too closely.