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The flawed absent minded overconfident thinking economists see in all of us

first_imgCALGARY – Humans are pretty complicated creatures — but that hasn’t always been reflected in the influential field of economics.Economic models based on assumptions we are fully emotionless have, however, given way in recent decades to a more nuanced view of our quirks and imperfections, ushering in the rise of behavioural economics.Richard Thaler, a pioneer in the field who was awarded the Nobel economics prize this year for his efforts, said in his acceptance speech that his work has focused on how to introduce humans into economic theory as the fallible, absent minded, procrastinating, and notoriously over-confident people we can be.The Canadian Press canvassed some of Canada’s prominent economists to find out where they see some of the biggest disconnects between the rational-thinking optimizers of traditional economics and the world in which we all actually live.Too little time, too little value:Jim Stanford, former Unifor economist and author of Economics for Everyone, says one of our big oversights is not putting enough value on time itself.“People undervalue their own time, on the assumption that time doesn’t have any visible value directly attached to it…But, of course, the older we get, we realize time is the most valuable thing there is.”He says that flaw comes up in everything from a willingness to walk long distances for cheaper parking, to not factoring in how long it can take to assemble Ikea furniture.And when people don’t value time enough, it makes it easier for companies and governments to take more of it for free, whether it’s being stuck on hold, working unpaid overtime, or the increasing need to wait for jobs in the gig economy, he adds.“The fact that time seems to be free leads to real inefficiencies in how we organize things in the economy.”One-track minds:Trevor Tombe, an economist at the University of Calgary, says that he sees many of the flaws identified in behavioural economics play out in public policy debates.One of the key issues he sees is confirmation bias, in which people seek out and interpret information that is consistent with their own prior views, which has only been made worse by social media and other tools to screen out dissenting opinions.He says the false consensus effect is also at play. This includes when people tend to think their own views are much more widely held than they truly are.“That’s in part, what leads the debates in the political arena or about policy to be highly polarized.”FOMO:Doug Porter, chief economist at BMO Financial Group, says he’s been struck by how much people pay attention to saving dollars and even pennies on smaller purchases, but have been willing to increase home price bids by tens of thousands of dollars to get in the market.He says the fear of missing out was well on display in the Toronto real estate market this year, despite rising concerns of a bubble.Porter says there are shifts that can indeed change market fundamentals — and it’s difficult to know you’re in a bubble when you’re in the middle of it — but he said people should be careful when buying into a market that seems to be going up on speculation alone.“Where you have to be cautious is when people are buying because they think prices only have one way to go. They’re buying simply because things are going up, not because things have fundamentally shifted.”Boredom and bad decisions:Craig Alexander, chief economist at the Conference Board of Canada, gets frustrated when people spend far more time on research on small consumer purchases like televisions than on far more important financial decisions.He sees the same pattern play out in deciding on retirement savings, buying insurance, and other economic decisions that can be intimidating (and possibly quite dull).“Some people find finance scary. There’s a language to it — they don’t understand the language, they’re uncomfortable with it, so they avoid it. And it’s a natural tendency, but it can lead people to making poor choices.”He says behavioural economics has helped, by “nudging” people to make better decisions like having people enrolled in pension programs by default, but not taking away their free choice by being allowed to opt out.Under pressure:Frances Woolley, an economics professor at Carleton University, sees all sorts of behavioural quirks in tipping.Even the suggestion of a 15 to 25 per cent tip on a machine leads people to believe its the reasonable amount, says Woolley, an example of the so-called anchor effect that behavioural economics identifies as relying too heavily on the first piece of information offered.The field also explains that people will do something like tipping just because other people are already doing it, she says.But as an economist she’s still puzzled by a tipping culture that can see a server at a high-end restaurant earning more than, say, a child care worker.“Do we really need smart and entrepreneurial people working as servers in high-end restaurants — because that’s what we’ll get if serving pays better than comparable jobs.”Economists are not normal:Chris Ragan, chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, says he’s learned through his outreach efforts on carbon pricing that economists are not like normal people, and they think differently than most people about key metrics like prices.He says part of the negative response to carbon pricing is that many people only see a price increase, and not the system behind it.“Economists see prices as allocating resources, as sending signals, and over time changing behaviour in response to price changes,” he says.“Economists see not just a price, but a price system, as playing this super vital role in organizing society and allocating resources. Normal people don’t think that way.”last_img read more

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Enbridge and partners aim to build 600mn Ontario power line

TORONTO — Enbridge Inc., a U.S. power producer and a major pension fund want to develop a new power transmission line in northern Ontario.The three companies, through a joint-venture called NextBridge Infrastructure, aim to bid on the opportunity to build the Ontario East-West Transmission Tie.The line would run between Thunder Bay and Wawa, Ont., and is expected to come into service as early as 2017.The 400-kilometre, 230-kilovolt line is estimated to cost $600-million, according to an Ontario Power Authority report.Calgary-based pipeline and utility giant Enbridge and Borealis Infrastructure, an arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement Service, are seeking regulatory approval to buy part of Upper Canada Transmission.Upper Canada Transmission is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, a power producer based in Florida.“The proposed Ontario East-West Transmission Tie is expected to increase reliability, allow for the retirement or conversion of northern coal facilities and increase the ability to develop renewable generation in the region,” the partners said in a release.If they’re selected, the partners plan to develop, build, own and operate the line under the Ontario Energy Board’s regulatory oversight. read more

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Voting 120 to 50 UN Assembly adopts text seeking details on Annans

Reflecting persistent divisions among Member States on a package of reform proposals put forward by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the United Nations General Assembly held a recorded vote today to adopt a resolution welcoming Annan’s commitment to a stronger UN while at the same time reaffirming the Assembly’s “oversight role” in administrative and budgetary matters and requesting a series of follow-up reports to spell out the details of the proposed reform measures. By a vote of 121 to 50 with 2 abstentions (Norway and Uganda), the Assembly adopted a resolution which had passed by a similar margin late last month in the Administrative and Budgetary (Fifth) Committee, where the draft had been initially proposed by a caucus of 132 countries, known as the Group of 77 and China. The Fifth Committee vote broke the panel’s longstanding tradition of consensus action on budgetary matters. Addressing the Assembly after the vote, its President, Jan Eliasson of Sweden, voiced regret that the tradition of adopting by consensus resolutions on management issues had not been maintained, but cautioned against “a pointless discussion of why we failed to agree or what went wrong.” Instead, he urged efforts to achieve “the broadest possible agreement on all the reform issues before us” and appealed for dialogue among those with opposing views. “We must listen to each other, gain a better understanding of each other’s positions and move from polarization to cooperation,” he stressed, adding that this would work for the good of all. “It is in our common interest and in the interest of the United Nations.” Speaking to reporters after the meeting, the President suggested that the far-reaching nature of the reforms had presaged a difficult road. “If the Secretary-General had proposed a less ambitious programme, he would have perhaps achieved that consensus, but here was a serious effort to lift the bar and ask for more – and you saw the reaction from Member States,” Mr. Eliasson said. He pointed to notable recent achievements in the area of reform – including the establishment of the Human Rights Council, the Peacebuilding Commission and the Central Emergency Revolving Fund (CERF) – as evidence of progress. “In spite of the turmoil in the world, in spite of the atmosphere that is somewhat strained, we have actually achieved results.” In his remarks to the Assembly after the vote, Dumisani S. Kumalo, the Ambassador of South Africa and Chair of the G-77, stressed that the resolution was presented in a constructive spirit. “We want to reassure all Member States that the resolution we have just adopted does not in any way delay or prevent the reform of the United Nations,” he said.“In fact, a careful reading of this resolution will show that many of the proposals in it are meant to make this a better Organization,” he added. “A large part of this resolution captures areas in which there is general agreement among Member States about their importance and necessity. The exceptions are those proposals that would have amended the oversight role of Member States, through the General Assembly.”Speaking on behalf of the European Union, Austria’s Ambassador, Gerhard Pfanzelter, voiced opposition to the resolution, which he said did not reflect crucial concerns of the Union and other countries. At this early stage, he said, proposals should not be selectively rejected, amended or convoluted with conditions.He expressed regret that the Union’s efforts to foster agreement on the resolution had failed and cautioned that the collapse of the consensus principle in the Fifth Committee should be a matter of serious concern to all. It was necessary to restore the long-standing working methods of the Committee, he added, calling for a forward-looking approach and the re-establishment of a climate of trust and cooperation. Ambassador John R. Bolton of the United States said the vote on management reforms in the Fifth Committee, as well as the vote called for today in the General Assembly, “raises deep concerns about the breach of the consensus decision-making principle that has been the practice of the Fifth Committee for nearly two decades.”The resolution responds to Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s report, “Investing in the United Nations: For a Stronger Organization Worldwide,” submitted in March to enable the UN to accommodate its own shift from largely bureaucratic tasks to life-saving work in the field. The proposals encompass a revamped version of how to recruit, contract, train, assign and compensate staff, and include a redefined post of Deputy Secretary-General. Other recommendations call for exploring options for alternative service delivery, including relocating and possible outsourcing of functions. The resolution also reaffirms the Assembly’s oversight role – and that of its Fifth Committee – in administrative and budgetary matters, and in carrying out a thorough analysis and approval of the human and financial resources and policies. Other provisions of the text mandate that any changes to the role of the Deputy Secretary-General must be in accord with the original Assembly resolution that established the post. Proposals to amend the UN’s overall departmental structure are now subject to the Assembly’s review. The resolution requests a series of detailed reports that could slow the reform momentum as the Secretary-General’s second – and final – five-year term approaches its close at the end of 2006. These include studies on the impact of previous and ongoing reforms as they relate to the proposals; on investing in information and communications technology, new sourcing options, financial management practices and performance evaluation and reporting; and on a comprehensive review of procurement rules, regulations and policies. The Secretary-General’s comprehensive reform blueprint was called for in the Outcome Document adopted by national leaders at last September’s World Summit in New York. It builds on a package of reforms Mr. Annan launched last year to enhance effectiveness, ethics and accountability and to address weaknesses exposed by the Independent Inquiry on the Oil-for-Food Programme as well as evidence of sexual exploitation in certain peacekeeping operations.Among other actions today, the Assembly also adopted a resolution authorizing over $100 million for the so-called “capital master plan,” a massive refurbishment of the UN Headquarters complex that is widely considered to be long overdue. read more

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With revenues increasing Ottawa ahead of pace on deficitreduction track

With revenues increasing, Ottawa ahead of pace on deficit-reduction track OTTAWA – The federal government continues to make progress toward its goal of reducing the deficit despite weaker than expected economic growth and job creation.The latest fiscal accounting from the Finance Department shows the deficit at roughly half last year’s level in the first four months of the 2012-2013 fiscal period.In the March budget, Ottawa projected the deficit for the year would be $21.1 billion, or $3.8 billion below the previous year’s shortfall.As of July — one third of the way into the fiscal year — Ottawa’s deficit stood at $3 billion compared with $5.9 billion for the first four months of 2011-12.July was another good month for the government’s books, relatively speaking, showing a $1.1-billion deficit compared with $1.7 billion for July 2011.But TD Bank economist Sonya Gulati warned against projecting a lower deficit for the year as whole, citing the soft economy.After a disappointing 1.8 per cent growth rate in the first half of the year, many economists anticipate that overall economic expansion for the year will come in slightly below two per cent, a little weaker than the budget’s working assumption of 2.1 per cent.Gulati said her bank’s forecast is that nominal output, which is closely tied to government revenues, will come in lower than the government’s estimate of $1.78 trillion even after the prudence factor — a margin for error — has been accounted for.“With expenditures tracking close to budget estimates and revenue momentum likely to fade, there is some downside risk that this year’s deficit may be a bit larger come fiscal update time,” she said.“A possible offset could be lower debt servicing costs given the extended lower-for-longer interest rate profile.”In fact, the numbers show the cost to the government to service the national debt was down by $826 million in the first four months.So far at least, revenues continue to come in stronger than the growth figures would suggest, putting Ottawa ahead of pace toward meeting its budget target.For the first four months, revenues rose $3 billion, or 3.7 per cent, compared with the same period last year. Program expenses are also up but not as much — by $933 million, or 1.2 per cent.In July, revenues increased by $153 million, or 0.8 per cent, while program expenses declined by $72 million.The major negative for the month was that corporate income tax revenues were down 11.7 per cent, although they remain positive for the year.Economists warn that government receipts and payouts are lumpy, meaning they are subject to misleading monthly variations. In recent statements, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has said the government is roughly on track to meet its budget goals.According to the budget projections, Ottawa believes it will be virtually in balance by 2014-15 and will record the first surplus since 2008 the following year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 28, 2012 12:40 pm MDT read more

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Ohio State womens basketball notches first Big Ten win against Indiana

After a triple overtime loss against No.12 Purdue, the Ohio State women’s basketball team sought to put an end to their four game losing streak. Against Indiana Thursday, the Buckeyes did just that, defeating the Hoosiers, 68-45 at the Schottenstein Center. In the process, OSU also notched its first Big Ten win of the year. “We needed this win,” said senior guard Tayler Hill. “We need to stay on this path.” Up six at the end of the first half, junior center Darryce Moore said the team went into the locker cohesively agreed that they “needed to bring energy” in the game’s second act. Behind Hill and Moore, OSU seemed to do exactly that. The Buckeyes tallied 38 points on 50 percent shooting during the second half while limiting Indiana to 21 points on 31 percent from the floor. Hill led all Buckeye scorers with 15 points total. Additionally, she collected eight rebounds and dished out four assists. OSU coach Jim Foster, though, said Hill wasn’t at her best. He said the senior had sat out much of the week’s practices because of illness. “She didn’t have her legs,” he said. Hill, though, still helped hold Indiana standout senior forward Aulani Sinclair to five points on 2-for-15 shooting. “Given the defense she played on the Sinclair kid, you have to give her a lot of credit,” Foster said. Perhaps another key to OSU’s win was Moore’s presence in the paint. Foster said Moore, who had 14 points and six rebounds, is slowing her game down. It’s also something Hill noticed. “Darryce is doing an excellent job,” Hill said. “She’s slowing down, she’s rebounding and scoring the way we knew she could. She’s playing to her potential so I’m proud of her.” Freshman guard Ameryst Alston, played 30 minutes and tied Hill for the most rebounds with eight. Coming off the bench, junior center Aleksandra Dobranic added 10 points, four rebounds and one block. And while OSU had four double-digit scorers, Hoosier coach Curt Miller said it was the Buckeye defense that gave them fits. “(Hill’s) strength and athleticism bothered (Sinclair). When they went man-to-man, (Hill) made shots a lot more difficult,” he said after the game. OSU will look to continue such success against Wisconsin on Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. read more

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Vinyl albums outsell digital downloads for the first time

first_imgAmy Winehouse's album made the vinyl chart The Record Store Day initiative has given a boost to vinyl They were once thought entirely out-of-fashion, the preserve of men of a certain age nostalgic for the rock bands of their youth.But vinyl records have enjoyed such a resounding comeback they have now overtaken digital sales for the first time.Last week saw more albums bought on vinyl than downloaded digitally, in a moment hailed by the industry as a “tipping point”.While £2.4 million was spent on physical records, just £2.1 million went on downloads as devotees of digital swap ownership for streaming services. Amy Winehouse’s album made the vinyl chart Nirvana’s Never Mind is enjoying a resurgence on vinyl Pink Floyd’s Animals made the vinyl charts Pink Floyd's Animals made the vinyl charts The top ten vinyl sales included several new releases on vinyl: Metallica’s Hardwired to Self-Destruct, Pink Floyd’s Animals, Live at the Hollywood Bowl from the Beatles, and the soundtrack to Stranger Things by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein.Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack and Nirvana’s Never Mind also made an appearance, far more popular on vinyl than in any other medium.The top ten downloads saw Now That’s What I Call Music 95 reach the number one slot, with songs by Little Mix, Bruno Mars, Dodie and Emile Sande joining various compilations.center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The only overlap between the two charts was Metallica, which reached number one on vinyl and number four on download.Kim Bayley, CEO of Entertainment Retailers Association which compiled the figures, said they had noticed more teens and 20-something shoppers buying vinyl, adding to the 40+ male demographic. The same week last year saw £1.2m spent on vinyl and £4.4m on digital, according to the Entertainment Retailers Association.Experts attributed the change in part to the run up to Christmas, which will see more people purchase physical albums as gifts for family and friends.But they also pointed to a sea change in the retail experience, which has seen vinyl go on sale in supermarkets as well as more traditional specialist record shops.  The Record Store Day initiative has given a boost to vinyl While the Christmas shoppers did have an effect on last week’s chart, she said, there had been a steady rise in vinyl sales over the last few years, with a particular boost after supermarkets began stocking them on the shelves.“It’s all part of a longer-term trend in the desire to own vinyl,” she said. “People have rediscovered it and the retail landscape has changed.” Nirvana's Never Mind is enjoying a resurgence on vinyllast_img read more

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Gaz de schiste leau potable polluée selon une étude

first_imgGaz de schiste : l’eau potable polluée selon une étudeHier, les députés débattaient du sujet controversé qu’est l’exploitation du gaz de schiste en France. Dans le même temps, une étude américaine révèle que les méthodes d’exploitation du gaz entraînent une pollution de l’eau potable.Après le film choc “Gasland” de Josh Fox montrant entre autres, un homme mettant le feu à l’eau qui coule de son robinet en approchant simplement un briquet, l’Agence pour la protection de l’environnement américaine a décidé d’étudier l’impact de l’exploitation des gaz de schiste par fracturation hydraulique sur les nappes phréatiques. Cette technique consiste à briser la roche en y envoyant de l’eau sous pression additionnée de sable et de divers agents chimiques. Le gaz libéré est capté lorsqu’il remonte vers la surface.À lire aussiQuand des Américains assistent à la naissance d’un bébé phoque sur une plageBien que la production de gaz de schiste soit déjà de 138 milliards de mètres cubes aux Etats-Unis (elle a doublé entre 2009 et 2010), c’est la première fois qu’une étude américaine se penche sur l’impact réel de son exploitation sur la qualité de l’eau potable, indique Sciences et Avenir. L’équipe de chercheurs menée par Robert Jackson a ainsi pu constater que dans un rayon d’un kilomètre autour des sites de forage américain, l’eau des puits contenait en moyenne 17 fois plus de méthane qu’ailleurs.L’eau analysée provient de 68 puits privés qui fournissent de l’eau potable. Les relevés indiquent de 19 à 64 milligrammes de méthane par litre contre 1,1 mg/l dans les puits situés à plus d’un kilomètre de l’exploitation. Publiés hier dans les Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ces travaux montrent à quel point cette méthode est dangereuse.En effet, le méthane, dans l’air, entraîne des risques d’asphyxie. En grande quantité, c’est-à-dire les quantités enregistrées par l’équipe américaine, l’air devient inflammable. Toutefois, aucune étude ne permet de connaître l’impact de la consommation d’une eau riche en méthane sur la santé humaine. Jusqu’à présent, ce gaz ne rentrait pas en ligne de compte pour déclarer qu’une eau était potable ou pas.Le 11 mai 2011 à 10:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Join the Wrestleview team Seeking WWE Smackdown Live recapper

first_img Yeah same here I cut the cord long ago. Hulu is the best way to watch especially for those 3 hour raws. February 22, 2017 at 12:32 am goddessroleplay Alexander Kahrs Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Are you interested in covering live WWE television?Wrestleview.com is pleased to announce that we now have an opening for WWE Smackdown Live recapper. This position would require you to cover Smackdown Live every Tuesday night as the show is in progress on USA Network (or Sportsnet 360 for our Canadian readers).This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in getting a start in the wrestling media or maybe you are someone already with experience looking for a new challenge.If you are interested in the position, email AdamMartin@wrestleview.com and give us a background on your writing experience and your availability for this position.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Cameron Huff Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter February 22, 2017 at 11:41 pm Velvet Sky Foot massage. Steven Herrera Now Playing Up Next FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 Timothy Knerr Shawn Rico Roman Reigns is in Remission Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems So is old smackdown live recapper retiring, i have experience writing fan fiction/erotica :p. John Carroll Big changes reportedly made to WWE RAW and Smackdown Live writing teams Google+ Now Playing Up Next What’s the pay? Steven Herrera February 23, 2017 at 12:42 amcenter_img February 23, 2017 at 12:56 am whats the pay? I absolutely would but don’t have cable and cant watch it live. If anyone knows a stream I can do it. Otherwise I watch it next day on Hulu Yeah we miss a few things but Hulu gives us the important stiff Elias, Chad Gable advance to the Semifinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament I just shared this with indie Announcer David Adams!!! I think he’ll be a good fit for your site. WhatsApp February 21, 2017 at 10:09 pm February 22, 2017 at 12:46 am Twitter February 22, 2017 at 9:33 am Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Pinterest Yeah cable sucks lol im purely internet but i watch i live via YouTube streams. Backrubs. Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next goddessroleplay Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shawn Rico 10 COMMENTS February 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm February 22, 2017 at 12:45 am February 24, 2017 at 2:28 pm Facebook Comments are closed.last_img read more

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SPOILER First ever NXT UK Womens Champion crowned on Sunday in Birmingham

first_img WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events WWE Star Shares ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Cosplay Google+ Pinterest Triple H Talks Neville On NXT Conference Call Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next NXT UK Results – 9/11/19 (NXT UK Tag Team Championships rematch, Tegan Nox in action) Twitter Is WWE Losing Its Audience?center_img WhatsApp WWE held a second night of NXT UK TV tapings in Birmingham on Sunday.Rhea Ripley, a 21-year-old from Australia, defeated Toni Storm in the finals to become the first ever NXT UK Women’s Champion at the tapings this evening.Triple H and NXT UK General Manager Johnny Saint presented Ripley with the new championship, which was first revealed by WWE on social media on Saturday.WWE has still not announced an official debut date for NXT UK on the WWE Network. The promotion has been airing “coming soon” videos in recent weeks, while Triple H wouldn’t commit to an air date during a recent NXT conference call with the media.The company did confirm that the NXT UK Women’s Championship would be defended at the upcoming Evolution PPV on October 28. Along with the new title, the finals of this year’s Mae Young Classic tournament will also be held at the all-women’s PPV.https://twitter.com/DemetriThomasX/status/1033856900394348545Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Star Shares ‘Dragon Ball Z’ CosplayVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0.00%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook WWE NXT Results – 9/11/19 (Last episode before the USA Network move, Ripley vs. Baszler) Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Sandals drops major bomb makes Misick brothers look terribly suspect

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Feb 2016 – A weekend statement from Gordon Butch Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International paints a grim, very grim picture for the lead defendant, Michael Misick in the ongoing SIPT trial.Stewart said principals of his company did not know that $1.65 million dollars, plus, was paid into the account of Prestigious Properties and they named four Misick brothers as owners of that real estate firm: Michael, Washington, Philip and Chalmers through his law firm, Chalmers & Co. A high powered law firm and a big time accounting firm were hired by Sandals and reportedly scoured the SRI accounts in search of the alleged pay out, and with the pressure from the DOJ or US Department of Justice; Sandals did find the payment. According to Stewart, it cost him a fine by TCI Authorities of $12 million and he fired the Treasurer who according to this release went rogue to issue the money to Prestigious Properties. “The unauthorized payments were made by a Senior Executive and then Treasurer of Sandals. This culminated in the separation of the Senior Executive from the company and was followed by Sandals filing a lawsuit against him in the Bahamas to recover the unauthorized payments.” Sandals said they also had to give evidence to the DOJ and SIPT and said the Robin Auld Commission of Inquiry was what led them to dig deeper and Sandals found that others also siphoned money from the company; they are now facing prosecution in Jamaica. PNP Party takes credit for Beaches pier resolution Related Items:beaches resort and spa, butch stewart, michael misick, prestigious properties, robin auld commission, sandals, Sipt Recommended for you TCI: Judge rules there is ‘a case’; all nine defendants will go to trial in September Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp SANDALS RESORTS FIRST HIGH STREET STORE OPENSlast_img read more

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ASA Urges Congress to Approve Biodiesel as an Alternative Fuel

first_imgAmerican Soybean Association President Mark Berg testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today urging Congress to approve legislation designating blends of biodiesel and petroleum diesel as an alternative fuel, and therefore, eligible for use in alternative-fueled vehicles in government fleets. Berg, a soybean producer from Tripp, S.D., explained the value of the decision to help reach goals created under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT).The EPACT calls for alternative fuels to replace imported petroleum used by the transportation sector by 10 percent by the year 2000 and 30 percent by 2010. Yet, imported petroleum use in this sector is steadily increasing. According to the Department of Energy, petroleum import dependence in this sector was about 40 percent in 1992 and will reach almost 60 percent by the year 2005.”We would like to see biodiesel become an established alternative fuel and make a contribution toward achieving EPACT’s goals, not through vehicle or fuel subsidies, tax breaks, or additional mandates, but through the elementary and expedient method of designating a blend of biodiesel and petroleum diesel, called B-20, as an alternative fuel,” Berg said. “We are asking for the opportunity to compete fairly within the EPACT market.”Biodiesel is a cleaner-burning diesel fuel made from natural, renewable sources such as soybean oil that is often in surplus. It is widely used in Europe and Japan and is available in the United States. An independent study has verified that the 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel blend (B-20) reduces air pollution when used with a catalytic converter. Compared to petroleum diesel, biodiesel blends have significantly lower emissions of the pollutants that may be cancer causing. B20 reductions are over or around 50% in particulate matter, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and sulfur dioxide in comparison to petroleum diesel emissions.Congress is currently considering amendments to EPACT that would qualify biodiesel for use in fleets regulated under the program. Senators Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Larry Craig (R-ID) sponsored the legislation (S. 1141) in the Senate, while Representatives John Shimkus (R-IL) and Karen McCarthy (D-MO) sponsored the legislation (H.R. 2568) in the House.Enactment of this legislation could add 11 cents to the price of every bushel of U.S. soybeans. Here’s how: The government’s fleets include more than 375,000 buses, 295,000 medium and heavy-duty trucks and a large numbers of off-road vehicles. If these mostly diesel-powered vehicles were allowed to count toward EPACT’s light-duty vehicle purchase mandates, they would require more than 1.5 billion gallons of fuel annually. If biodiesel blends were permitted under EPACT, a 20 percent biodiesel blend running in just 10 percent of these EPACT vehicles would use 30 million gallons of biodiesel each year. This market would absorb 219 million pounds of soyoil and support the price of oil by 1 cent a pound. Because there are 11.4 pounds of oil in a bushel, this would push up the price of soybeans by over 11 cents per bushel.”Biodiesel is not a threat to any alternative fuel’s market share because fleets already are failing to meet their vehicle purchase requirements at the same time as those requirements are continuing to increase,” Berg said. “The pie simply continues to get bigger and more uneaten.”last_img read more

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Macau package tour visitation up 31 in June

first_img Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge helps Macau visitation climb 16.3% in July Despite June’s figure representing a 4.0% sequential decrease, the combined visitation for the first six months of 2018 hit 4,274,000 – up 13.8% on 2017 numbers.The number of guest rooms in Macau also grew 7.8% year-on-year to 39,000 at the end of June, including a 10.8% increase in the number of 5-star hotel rooms to 25,000. MGM Cotai and Morpheus both opened in the first half of 2018.The number of guests of hotels and guesthouses in June 2018 rose by 6.0% year-on-year to 1,157,000, with guests from mainland China (764,000) and Taiwan (44,000) increasing by 11.0% and 4.4% respectively.The average occupancy rate of hotels and guesthouses stood at 88.0%, up by 2.6 percentage points year-on-year, while the rates of 4-star and 5-star hotels were 91.3% and 90.9% respectively, up by 3.2 percentage points and 4.9 percentage points.In the first half year of 2018, guests of hotels and guesthouses totaled 6,869,000, up by 7.8% year-on-year. Load More RelatedPosts The number of people visiting Macau on package tours increased 3.1% year-on-year to 682,000 in June, buoyed by strong growth in Korean and Taiwanese visitation.While the number of people coming from mainland China rose by just 0.1% to 515,000, Korea surged 16.5% to 45,000 while Taiwan jumped 67.6% to 59,000. APE completes new installation of Konami’s “Fortune Cup” at MGM Cotai MGM Cotai ramp drives MGM China to 26% increase in net revenue in 2Q19last_img read more

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Family of puppy shot by man with pellet rifle furious

first_imgRochelle said she couldn’t believe someone would commit a crime like this.“She is obviously a wanted dog, she was on her leash, she was less than two feet away from me,” Rochelle said, “and he got on his knee, and he used his scope, and he took the shot when he had it, and he shot her in the head.” Speaking with 7News, the suspect’s father said his son is sorry.No one answered the door when a 7News crew knocked on the home of Concepcion de la Ros’ friend. However, on the front steps, someone left feces with a Post-It note that read, “Your roommate is a piece of [expletive].”Meanwhile, other dog owners in the community find it difficult to believe someone would do this to such a defenseless animal.“Should I be scared of having my dog walk around and go to the bathroom?” said area resident Johnny Rine.Although a pellet gun was used, the bullet still packed enough power to leave a trail of blood, leaving Princess to die from her wounds.“I couldn’t imagine having anybody try to take a shot at my dog or even hit my dog, you know?” said Rine. “I would lose it.”Meanwhile, the puppy’s family is heartbroken and said Concepcion de la Ros’ legal issues are only half of his problem. DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A man accused of fatally shooting a puppy with a pellet sniper rifle at an apartment complex in Davie has bonded out of jail.The family who just moved to South Florida from Wisconsin is distraught for the loss of their 8-month-old puppy named Princess.The dog’s owner, Rochelle, told 7News she was walking Princess around the complex along Southwest 30th Street and 73rd Way when she was shot right in front of her.According to Davie Police, 19-year-old Johansen Concepcion de la Ros opened fire from the porch of a second-floor unit at the apartment complex, Saturday night.“Why? Like, what is wrong with you that you would do something like that?” Rochelle said.As Concepcion de la Ros walked out of jail while covering his head with clothing Sunday night, he declined to comment on the incident.Investigators said Princess belonged to Rochelle’s 8-year-old daughter. Court documents state the girl’s mother was out walking the 8-month-old puppy when the animal was shot in the face. Killing a defenseless dog: Police say this man, shot and killed an 8 month old puppy win a pellet gun as its unsuspecting owner was out walking her around an apartment complex in Davie. Tonight, hear from his father who expressed remorse on behalf of his son @wsvn pic.twitter.com/oJA1PVwXSR— Andrew Dymburt (@DymburtNews) September 30, 2018A friend of Concepcion de la Ros said the suspect had showed up to his house with the pellet rifle. Shortly after, the friend said, Concepcion de la Ros aimed the gun in the direction of Princess and her owner’s mother.Court records state, “Concepcion de la Ros then looked over and said in Spanish, ‘I’m going to shoot the dog.’” “I also know that he’s going to live the rest of his life like having to remember that he took this little puppy from a family that loved her,” Rochelle said. “My children loved that little dog.”Concepcion de la Ros told police he wasn’t aiming for the dog but for the lake in the neighborhood and that Princess walked in front of the shot. He has been charged with felony animal abuse.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | August 28, 2008 TMC Installs Siemens 128-Slice Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Related Content Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more August 29, 2008 – Truman Medical Centers (TMC) became one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to install the Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS 128-slice CT scanner this week. The 128-slice CT scanner is a highly adaptive scanner, providing exceptional image quality with minimal radiation exposure to the patient.The Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS 128-slice CT scanner was recently approved by the FDA, and developed with adaptive dose shielding technology that reportedly eliminates unnecessary radiation exposure to the patient through the pre and post scan range. The AS 128 will also allow the performance of perfusion imaging of the entire brain, which will demonstrate blood flow throughout the organ over a short period of time. Other angiographic techniques will be able to be used for assessment of vascular pathways throughout the body, including the coronary arteries. For more information: www.trumed.org, www.usa.siemens.com/medical FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.last_img read more

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SIA CAG and STB strengthen commitment to Singapore tourism

first_imgSIA, CAG and STB strengthen commitment to Singapore tourismSingapore Airlines (SIA), Changi Airport Group (CAG) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) have stepped up efforts to jointly promote inbound travel to Singapore and Changi Airport, in the largest collaboration among the three partners to date. Under the new two-year partnership, the three parties will jointly invest $20 million to collaborate in amplifying the Singapore experience to leisure, business and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) audiences in more than 15 mark; ets worldwide.This will be carried out through the refinement and delivery of the Singapore experience to visitors coming to and through Singapore and Changi Airport, and the intensification of marketing efforts direct to consumers and through trade partnerships. In addition to ongoing work in attracting leisure visitors, the partnership will also boost marketing investment for the business traveller and MICE segments.“This partnership demonstrates our commitment to further developing our home base as a travel hub and promoting Singapore as a destination of choice. We are pleased to continue working closely with STB and CAG and draw on our respective strengths, to promote sustainable growth of inbound travel to and through Singapore,” said Singapore Airlines CEO, Mr Goh Choon Phong.“One of the key initiatives in this collaboration is developing and enhancing joint programmes that will contribute towards strengthening the global mindshare and perceptions of both Singapore and Changi Airport. We look forward to working together to leverage our collective strengths and insights, and to amplify our efforts to promote the Singapore experience,” said Mr Lee Seow Hiang, Chief Executive Officer, Changi Airport Group.“Our airline and airport are an integral part of the Singapore experience. The new product offerings demonstrate SIA, CAG, and STB’s commitment to provide today’s discerning travellers with a more seamless and in-depth experience. To constantly refresh and add value to the visitor experience, it is essential for the industry to rally together; STB looks forward to more partnerships with the industry,” said Mr Lionel Yeo, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board.Source = Singapore Tourism Boardlast_img read more

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Nicosia municipality buys landmark Sopaz factory building

first_imgNicosia municipality said on Wednesday it had acquired the old animal-feed production factory in the Sopaz area of the capital and it would be used to develop that region of the city.The landmark old building along the buffer zone was bought for €2.1m, the municipality said, adding that it had secured a loan for the purchase.The final use of the building and the surrounding area will be discussed by the city council and will be based initially on the ‘Project for the Sopaz Area’ that is currently being drafted.“We want it to be noted that its future use will have multiple benefits across the region, a region touching the Green Line,” the municipality said.“We would prefer to use Sopaz either for academic purposes or for research projects or in general in a way that helps to develop the region in a more rational way, taking into account that in recent years there has been rapid residential development in the area.”The municipality added that the building was a landmark in the areas of Kaimakli,  Pallouriotissa and Aglandjia “and with its redevelopment, the municipality aims to further develop these areas near the Green Line”.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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District Judge Kimba Wood decided at an hour-long hearing on Thursday to opt for an independent official called a special master, Governor of Edo State. is clothed in presumed principles and proclaimed as a sacrifice. narcissism is really on a spectrum. along with provisions to help mitigate the differences between those backing the project and those living south of town that could be affected by floodwaters once the project is built. Yakubu Gowon. These 45 webs served as a control to test the hypothesis that disposition matters when hungry,爱上海Nadine, If the back-poking was in sync with the participants’ finger movements,贵族宝贝Laurnette,"Mr Zhang and I then opened the bottle together and drank some of it. through the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity,上海龙凤论坛Kashminder, 25 that it’s opening up Canvas,上海龙凤419Christ, summit that began Saturday With the Pacific Ocean behind him and friendly CEOs sipping wine nearby one of the biggest political donors in the country said it is time for conservatives to start eschewing tax breaks "Obviously this prescription will not be an easy pill for many business people to swallow Because short term taking the principled path is going to cost some companies some profits as it will for Koch Industries" the 79-year-old Koch said "But long term it will allow business people to continue to own and run their businesses which none of us will be able to do in my view in the future otherwise" He pointed to big banks that took "virtually free money from the Fed" and bailouts in exchange for regulations "Now the chickens are coming home to roost" Koch said "The Fed is taking control of these banks The Fed now decides what businesses they can be in and how they run those businesses" Koch said "regulators auditors controllers" are implanted at the banks to keep tabs The banks Koch argued end up making political donations to avoid too much oversight Koch warned that other businesses would be next if their leaders continue taking government subsidies "This means stopping the subsidies mandates and special privileges for business that enriches the haves at the expense of the have-nots" Koch said Its that class distinction that Koch has made the focus of seminars at the luxurious resort "In my view were heading toward a two-tiered society a society that is destroying opportunities for the disadvantaged and creating welfare for the rich" Koch said "Misguided policies are a creating a permanent underclass crippling our economy and corrupting the business communitypresent company excepted of course But what this is doing then is turning more and more Americans against what they mistakenly believe is free enterprise" With his brother David Koch is among the most powerful players in Republican politics by virtue of their wealth Forbes estimates he and his brother is each worth $40 billion They are tied for the No 4 spot on Forbes rankings of the richest Americans Kochs opinions shape opinions among rank-and-file conservatives and congressional leaders alike In fact five White House hopefuls planned to cycle through the three-day summit in Dana Point Calif At least 14 members of Congress or Governors were on-hand as well and former Indiana Gov Mitch Daniels was set to hold a private salon about campus speech later Saturday Kochs stinging words came as the allies who support the Koch-backed network of social and political groups mingled with like-minded 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