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Banks bad loans down 98 to Rs 934 lakh crore in FY19

first_imgNew Delhi: Total bad loans of commercial banks declined by Rs 1.02 lakh crore to Rs 9.34 lakh crore in the 2018-19 fiscal on the back of steps taken by the government, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Tuesday. The government has instituted a comprehensive 4R’s strategy for recognition of non-performing assets (NPAs) transparently, resolution and recovery of value from stressed assets, recapitalising of public sector banks (PSBs) and reforms in PSBs so as to reduce their bad loans, Sitharaman said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepAmong others, change in credit culture with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) fundamentally changing the creditor-borrower relationship, taking away control of defaulting companies, debarring wilful defaulters from taking part in resolution process as well as raising funds from markets are the steps that have been employed, the minister said. “Enabled by these steps, as per RBI data on global operations, the NPAs of scheduled commercial banks (SCBs), after reaching a peak of Rs 10,36,187 crore as on March 31, 2018, have declined by Rs 1,02,562 crore to Rs 9,33,625 crore as on March 31, 2019 (provisional data for the fiscal ended March 2019,” Sitharaman said. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsDuring 2018-19, the maximum number of frauds, involving Rs 1 lakh and above, were reported by ICICI Bank at 374 followed by Kotak Mahindra Bank (338), HDFC Bank (273), State Bank of India (273), Axis Bank (195) and American Express Banking Corporation (190), the minister said further. “Comprehensive measures have been taken to prevent frauds including directions to banks to examine all NPA accounts above Rs 50 crore from the angle of possible fraud, initiation of criminal proceedings, enactment of Fugitive Economic Offenders Act 2018, creation of Central Fraud Registry, empowering heads of Public Sector Banks to request for issue of Look Out Circular,” she said. Establishment of the National Financial Reporting Authority, straight-through processing between Core Banking System and SWIFT and instituting in PSBs the system of obtaining certified copies of passport of promoters/ directors of companies availing of loans exceeding Rs 50 crore are the other measures. Sitharaman said that the SCBs effected record recovery of Rs 4,01,424 crore over the last four financial years, including record recovery of Rs 1,56,746 crore during 2018-19 ( provisional data for 2018-19, as reported by RBI on July 9, 2019). The minister also informed the Upper House that other steps under the banking reform process such as a board-approved loan policies in public sector banks, use of third party data sources for comprehensive due diligence across data sources have been put in place to check frauds. Strict monitoring in cases of high-value loans, deployment of specialised monitoring agencies for loans above Rs 250 crore and online end-to-end one-time settlements (OTSs) platforms have been set up to ensure timely and better realisation in such settlements have been effected. In reply to a separate question on defaults in loan of Rs 25 crore and more in PSBs, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur said that as on March 31, 2019, there were 1,938 unique borrowers with funded amount outstanding of more than Rs 25 crore who had defaulted on their loans (as per RBI data). However, he said the list of such borrowers cannot be made public as the RBI Act, 1934, prohibits from disclosing credit information. “Section 45E provides that credit information submitted by a bank shall be treated as confidential and not be published or otherwise disclosed,” Thakur said. Meanwhile, private sector lender Federal Bank on Tuesday registered a 46 per cent increase in its net profit at Rs 384.21 crore for first quarter of the current fiscal as bad loans eased. The bank’s net profit in the corresponding three months to June in 2018-19 stood at Rs 262.71 crore.last_img read more

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Study predicts Trans Mountain pipeline buy will add to federal deficit

first_imgCALGARY – A study by a sustainable energy research group predicts the federal government’s purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline will add significantly to the deficit next year.The study by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis says the buying the Kinder Morgan Canada assets, plus planning and construction costs, will put $6.5 billion in unplanned spending on the books for the 2018-19 fiscal year.Study authors Tom Sanzillo and Kathy Hipple say that until the Ottawa clarifies how it plans to account for the spending, there’s a risk the purchase could add 36 per cent to the projected $18.1-billion deficit.The federal government agreed to buy the existing pipeline, expansion project and terminals from Kinder Morgan Canada for $4.5 billion after the company threatened to walk away from the Trans Mountain expansion project.The government has said it doesn’t plan to be a long-term owner and is looking for buyers, including Indigenous communities, pension funds and the Alberta government.The Trans Mountain expansion project has faced significant opposition over concerns of oil spills, tanker traffic and increased oilsands production.last_img read more

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Maple Leaf shares fall after most turbulent quarter extreme market conditions

first_imgMaple Leaf Foods Inc. shares fell more than five per cent as the company’s most recent earnings report fell below analyst expectations in a quarter the CEO called “anything but typical” with extreme market conditions.“Our third quarter may best be described as good performance that steadied our results inside markets that were likely the most turbulent that we’ve ever experienced,” said Michael H. McCain in a conference call with analysts Thursday after the company released its results for the third quarter ending Sept. 30.The company earned $26.6 million or 21 cents per diluted share compared with a profit of $37.6 million or 29 cents per diluted share a year ago. Meanwhile, sales totalled $874.8 million, down from $908.4 million.On an adjusted basis, Maple Leaf Foods earned 29 cents per share, down from 39 cents per share a year ago. Analysts on average had expected a profit of 33 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.The company’s shares fell $1.73 or 5.31 per cent to $30.85 in late afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.“The unprecedented shock of all globally traded agricultural markets from highly unpredictable global trade instability tied to volatile disputes that you’re all well aware of, and they had a very material short-term impact,” said McCain.Hog prices fell more than 35 per cent within a six-week period, he said, hitting the company’s top and bottom line during the quarter.“I would observe that there is nothing normal or structural in nature about this,” he said.The company’s outlook is long-term rather than quarter-to-quarter, said McCain, reassuring investors with similar time frames that this is just noise. Instead, McCain highlighted the company’s agenda to become the world’s most sustainable protein company, and brand and food renovation, as important to the business.Still, he acknowledged the potential for more quarterly volatility in part thanks to U.S. President Donald Trump’s penchant for prolific tweeting.“When a tweetstorm can have that impact in the third quarter, who’s to say that there isn’t another tweetstorm in the fourth,” McCain said.Companies in this story: (TSX:MFI)last_img read more

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Goalie Chris Froschauer emerging as inspiration in lone year with OSU mens

OSU senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer (32) prepares to kick the ball during a game against Cleveland State on Oct. 21 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 1-0. Credit: Christopher Slack / Lantern PhotographerChris Froschauer came into the first Ohio State men’s soccer spring practice prepared to command the defense with his boisterous voice. He kept his composure when his team started the season 1-4-2. His eight straight wins that followed the rough first half of the season proved that his chemistry with the backline is now on point.By the above accounts, one could conclude that Froschauer is a seasoned Buckeye — a veteran that climbed the OSU roster to become a starter his senior year. However, the senior goalie has only been a Buckeye for 16 games.After starting nearly 60 games for the Dayton Flyers men’s soccer team, where he compiled more than 200 saves, Froschauer decided to take a leap of faith about 80 miles east.“I figured if I wanted to take a chance somewhere else and do something, why not do it now,” Froschauer said. “I get to play college soccer one time, so I went for it.”The former three-year starting goalie for the Flyers hit a ceiling in Dayton. A greater challenge with higher rewards awaited him in Columbus, and the Buckeyes had recently lost perhaps the most heralded goalie in program history to graduation: Alex Ivanov.“He’s very loud,” junior forward Christian Soldat said of Froschauer. “He was one of those guys that right away (made) himself known.”The stars were aligned, but Froschauer had a small window for meshing with his new teammates on and off the field.“I think that he felt confident in his ability to come in and help us out, and we were confident in him as well,” senior midfielder Zach Mason said. “I think it was just something where it was a perfect fit.”Froschauer actually became acquainted with Mason the summer following his freshman year of college. Both him and redshirt junior midfielder Alex Ranalli were teammates of Froschauer’s on the Columbus Crew U-20 team.OSU was still foreign territory for him, but his beaming personality made the transition phase pass right by and his initiation into the tightly knit team swift.“If we were a family, I would say he’s our goofy brother; the one that keeps everyone loose, everyone laughing,” Mason said.The loose characterization was important during the Buckeyes’ four-game skid earlier this season. Following a fourth straight loss, a 2-1 defeat to Northwestern, the team became fed up.“After the Northwestern game we all kind of sat down together and decided that we didn’t want to do this anymore,” Froschauer said. “We wanted to turn our season around, which is what we’ve done.”And Froschauer was pivotal in that turnaround. A program-best eight-game winning streak was aided by the senior’s six clean sheets.Even when the team was struggling, Froschauer was still keeping calm. That trait has helped him save 54 goals while only allowing 15 this season. His communication skills have also led to victories fueled by teamwork, as evidenced by his conference-best seven shutouts.The backline was shaky at the beginning of the season, but Froschauer quickly got vocally accustomed to his teammates. His actions were instantly infectious.“He’s very vocal in the games and in practice, and he’s just a goofy kid,” Soldat said. “He’s always a happy guy, he’s always loud and he wants to be in the conversation.”The continually growing relationship between Froschauer and the defense is peaking at just the right time. The Big Ten tournament is set to commence in two weekends, and the Buckeyes will be fighting back for the No. 1 seed after losing the spot to Rutgers in their previous game.“We’ve definitely come to understand each other better; what my tendencies are, what their tendencies are,” Froschauer said.The four-year starter has been the perfect source for the team to gather momentum. Opponents are taking fewer shots on goal thanks to a firmer defense, and Froschauer is putting the offense in position to give the Buckeyes a victory in almost every outing.When questioned about his goalie’s greatest quality, Mason snapped back quickly: “His confidence.” It also happens to be spreading team-wide.“It really is contagious in the team,” Mason said. “I think if you have a confident goalkeeper that helps the defense be confident, midfields and all the way up to the forwards.”Froschauer is definitely making the most out of his bold decision to finish off his collegiate soccer career at OSU. His teammates have been channeling his positive attitude and will to win, and it is resulting in a climb up the standings.“He’s the voice from the back,” Mason said.Froschauer’s poise instills faith in his teammates. He has only known them for eight months. read more

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Square Enix trademarks Final Fantasy Type0

first_imgSquare Enix has registered a new Final Fantasy name in Europe, and it looks as though it may be a brand new game rather than for a re-make.The name is Final Fantasy Type-0. The reason we think this could be a new entry in the long-running RPG series is because Square Enix have created a logo too. If it was a re-make then there would be no need.Beyond a name and a logo we don’t know anything about the game it is attached to. Siliconera point out there’s a Square Enix production meeting next month when we could find out more.If I had to guess then I’d say it could be a brand new game for the 3DS. That would surely get fans in a tizzy, especially if development has been underway for some time and we see it released during 2011. The one strange thing here is the trademark registration in Europe rather than Japan.Any one have any good guesses as to what we should expect?Read more at Siliconeralast_img read more

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Imagine the trauma fear and confusion 55 surge in child homelessness

first_img ‘Imagine the trauma, fear and confusion’: 55% surge in child homelessness Children’s charity Barnardos said it was appalled by the figures By Garreth MacNamee Image: Gareth Chaney/Photocall Ireland! 8,552 Views A homeless woman with a child begging on Nassau Street, THERE HAS BEEN a 55% increase in the number of children who are registered as being homeless in Ireland.Children’s charity Barnardos said it was appalled by figures which show that in December 2015, there was a total of 1,616 children homeless in the State. That figure has now risen to 2,505The figures also show that there was a 28% rise in adult homelessness nationwide, meaning that child homelessness is increasing at double this rate.Barnardos CEO, Fergus Finlay, said that every day, the charity sees families across the country coping with homelessness, difficulties accessing private rented accommodation and the inability to secure social housing.He said these challenges in the housing crisis are not stopping and that Barnardos knows that parents are struggling to cope with stress, uncertainty and feelings of inadequacy.“Their children are overwhelmed with how their lives have changed and they are fearful of what their future contains. Upon becoming homeless, imagine the trauma, fear and confusion felt by children. Imagine packing your bag and going with your family to present to the authorities as homeless,” Finlay added.Late last month, it emerged that the number of people homeless in Ireland has passed the 7,000 mark for the first time.The latest official figures show that 7,148 people (including over 2,500 children) were in emergency accommodation in the week before Christmas 2016, and increase of 36% year-on-year, and a massive 91% hike on the figures seen two years ago.A number of homeless charities have this morning called for urgent action from the government in relation to the crisis.Read: Second woman arrested in Malaysia over North Korea assassination >Read: Ireland’s corporate watchdog is suffering from a chronic staff shortage > Feb 16th 2017, 8:42 AM center_img A homeless woman with a child begging on Nassau Street, Image: Gareth Chaney/Photocall Ireland! Thursday 16 Feb 2017, 8:42 AM Short URL 86 Comments Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Final 518 WWE RAW rating number is up from last week

first_img Now Playing Up Next Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 The 5/18 WWE RAW drew a final 2.87 cable rating with an average audience of 3.99 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 4.00 million viewers, the second hour drew 4.00 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 3.96 million viewers.This is up from last week’s show that drew a 2.67 rating with 3.69 million viewers.RAW came in at No. 2 for the night on cable drawing a 1.3 among adults 18-49.Source:, TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 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 Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Google+ Videos Articles WWE Network to stream documentary about lost match between Bret Hart and Tom Magee Now Playing Up Next Velvet Sky Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img Facebook Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Twitter WWE cancels this Monday’s scheduled Smackdown Live event in Lowell, MA Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

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Resorts World Sentosa wins SG10 million court case against high roller

first_imgSingapore’s high court has ruled in favor of Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) in a case against a Malaysian businessman who was trying to void SG$5.9 million in outstanding debt.Lee Fook Kheun had argued that a series of credit deals he signed with RWS over the course of three days in 2010 were invalid because the operator had failed to comply with Casino Control Regulations due to him being intoxicated. Load More Lee borrowed SG$10 million in total and had already paid back more than SG$4 million after signing a settlement agreement in 2015 before halting payments.According to local media, the High Court didn’t buy Lee’s arguments, stating in its judgement that, “Mr Lee has not proved on the balance of probabilities that he was so intoxicated that he failed to understand the nature and effect of the credit agreements.“Even if this were not so, he has not rescinded the agreements; indeed his delay and conduct have affirmed them.”Lee, a director in various construction companies, has been ordered to pay the remainder of the debt with RWS lawyers citing inconsistencies in his evidence as being key to the finding. RelatedPosts Melco to raise US$600 million via senior notes offering Singapore Betting Taxes fall 0.9% to SG$2.7 billion in FY2018/19 High VIP win rate keeps Genting Singapore’s 2Q19 results respectable despite 5% profit falllast_img read more

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BtoB Magazine Revenues Plummet 131 Percent in Fourth Quarter

first_img20060.68 2008-9.63 2007-3.35 YEAR%CHNG 2003-3.21 20041.44 Just five of the 22 ad categories tracked by BIN showed growth in 2008: agriculture; transportation and logistics; architecture, design and lighting; aviation, aerospace and military and professional services. The automotive category, not surprisingly, pulled back the most in terms of b-to-b marketing spending, declining 18.2 percent.”While b-to-b magazines have experienced a 7.3 percent decline, other b-to-b media platforms have declined less or showed growth,” ABM president Gordon Hughes said in a statement. “For the long term, we believe that b-to-b media will continue to serve the needs of the marketing community with superior products and services, and will grow accordingly.”B-to-B Ad Page Growth/Decline  Advertising revenue for b-to-b magazines plunged 13.1 percent during the fourth quarter of 2008, leading to an overall slide of 7.3 percent, according to numbers released by American Business Media’s Business Information Network.Advertising pages fell 9.6 percent for the year—the sharpest decline since 2002, when pages slid 15 percent.Revenues fell 5.3 percent in the first quarter, 6 percent in the second quarter, 5.9 percent in the third quarter.  The economic recession accelerated in the fourth quarter, causing the steep decline, ABM said.The results mirror those for consumer magazines, which saw ad pages drop 11.7 percent in 2008 and more than 17 percent in the fourth quarter. 20053.90 2002-15.00 20003.78 2001-19.69 SOURCE: BINlast_img read more

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Auto Expo 2014 Maruti Suzuki Celerio Becomes Official Price and Availability Details

first_imgThe wait is over. Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest car maker, finally pulled the wraps off its much-awaited hatchback Celerio at the Auto Expo 2014 in Noida.Celerio, the small car offering from India’s most trusted car band, has been in the news for quite some time. The company had managed to position the car in the minds of auto aficionados well before the launch. With the launch of the hatchback, Maruti aims to further expand its base in the country.The new Celerio will be offered in six variants in the country – two with automatic transmission and four with manual transmission. Both versions are expected to give a fuel efficiency of 23.1 kilometers.Features and price detailsWith a wheelbase of 2425mm, Maruti Celerio measures 3600mm in length and 1600mm in width and packs stylish exterior and interior features, to entice small car lovers in the country. The LXi and VXi trim of the car will come with AMT EZ Drive system, and these models are priced around ₹4.29 lakh to ₹4.59 lakh.While the Lxi variant of the car will house features like power steering, air conditioning and heater, the Vxi offers power windows and manually adjustable ORVMs, in addition to the features offered in Lxi. Meanwhile, the top variant Zxi comes loaded with a slew of features like fog lamps, height-adjustable driver seat, anti-lock braking system, electrically adjustable ORVMs and ABS. The Celerio will be available in the market in seven paint jobs.Under the hood, Celerio packs a 998cc, 3-cylinder, K10B engine, which can churn out a power of 67 bhp at 6,000 rpm and a torque of 9.1 kgm at 3,500 rpm. The company has already opened bookings for the new Celerio. According to reports, the car will be available for purchase from May.In the case of pricing, Maruti has done an exemplary job by placing Celerio automatic at the lower side, when compared to other hatchback models in the country.Maruti Celerio LXi Manual Transmission – ₹3.90 lakhMaruti Celerio VXi Manual Transmission –  ₹4.20 lakhMaruti Celerio ZXi Manual Transmission –  ₹4.50 lakhMaruti Celerio ZXi (optional) Manual Transmission –  ₹4.96 lakhMaruti Celerio LXi Auto Manual Transmission –  ₹4.29 lakhMaruti Celerio VXi Auto Manual Transmission –  ₹4.59 lakhlast_img read more

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SoftbankSaudi tech fund becomes worlds biggest with 93 billion of capital

first_imgSoftBank Group Corp chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, February 8, 2017.Reuters fileThe world’s largest private equity fund, backed by Japan’s Softbank Group and Saudi Arabia’s main sovereign wealth fund, said on Saturday it had raised over $93 billion to invest in technology sectors such as artificial intelligence and robotics.”The next stage of the Information Revolution is under way, and building the businesses that will make this possible will require unprecedented large-scale, long-term investment,” the Softbank Vision Fund said in a statement.Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, chairman of Softbank, a telecommunications and tech investment group, revealed plans for the fund last October and since then it has obtained commitments from some of the world’s most deep-pocketed investors.In addition to Softbank and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), the new fund’s investors include Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment, which has committed $15 billion, Apple Inc, Qualcomm, Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology and Japan’s Sharp Corp.The new fund made its announcement during the visit of President Donald Trump to Riyadh and the signing of tens of billions of dollars worth of business deals between U.S. and Saudi companies. Son was also in Riyadh on Saturday.After meeting with Trump last December, Son pledged $50 billion of investment in the United States that would create 50,000 jobs, a promise Trump claimed was a direct result of his election win.The fund may also serve the interests of Saudi Arabia by helping Riyadh obtain access to foreign technology. The Saudi economy has been severely damaged by low oil prices, and policymakers are trying to diversify into new industries.The PIF signalled an interest in the tech sector last year by investing $3.5 billion in U.S. ride-hailing firm Uber. Saturday’s statement did not say how much the PIF had committed to the fund, but previously it has said it would invest up to $45 billion over five years. Softbank is investing $28 billion.The new fund said it would seek to buy minority and majority interests in both private and public companies, from emerging businesses to established, multi-billion-dollar firms. It expects to obtain preferred access to long-term investment opportunities worth $100 million or more.Other sectors in which the fund may invest include mobile computing, communications infrastructure, computational biology, consumer internet businesses and financial technology.The fund aims for $100 billion of committed capital and expects to complete its money-raising in six months, it added.last_img read more

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Project Tuhura is a MegaYacht Straight From the Future

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Oceanco, a manufacturer of luxury custom yachts, has unveiled its latest project: the Tuhura. It’s a whopping 377 feet long, making it among the longest yachts in the world. It’s also got a bizarre, futuristic look, wholly inspired by science fiction and one of the most efficient nautical designs in history — an early Polynesian dugout canoe.The project was shown off at last week’s Dubai international boat show. The name is taken from the Maori word for exploration and discovery.“Our Tuhura is a simple idea,” says designer Igor Lobanov. “The thought was to take a natural shape similar to those seen in the earliest canoe-type craft and enlarge it multifold to a larger scale, using modern technology.”AdChoices广告Indeed, Oceanco’s packed the yacht with all kinds of new materials and tech. Massive semi-translucent windows that run along the hull allow those inside to see out, without revealing the insides. It’s also built to adjust to the tastes and preferences of its guests, automatically adjusting things like room temperature.It should also be an excellent ship in its own right, at least according to the firm responsible for its naval engineering, BMT Nigel Cree. “It has low overall resistance, good seakeeping, and excellent maneuverability,” BMT spokesperson James Roy said. “There is a synergy between the efficiency of the canoe hull form, and that of the propulsion system, leading to a yacht which marries an evolutionary simple hull with an evolutionary advanced propulsion system.”The innards are also remarkable. Fashioned by Italian architect Achille Salvagni, the interior also takes cues from cultures of the Pacific Islands.01-tuhura-115-nologo-living-101-tuhura-115-nologo-living-1Credit: Oceanco01-tuhura-115-nologo-living-201-tuhura-115-nologo-owner-s-cabin-501-tuhura-115-nologo-owner-s-cabin-401-tuhura-115-nologo-living-3dp118-tuhura-exterior-3dp118-tuhura-exterior-4dp118-tuhura-exterior-2dp118-tuhura-exterior-1Credit: Oceanco“Tuhura is a mega yacht conceived for a dynamic owner. Nevertheless, the timeless sense of peace and calmness are the main characteristics,” Salvagni told luxury goods outlet Robb Report. “This softness and dynamicity are reflected in the humble elegance and sensuality of the primitive organic shapes echoed throughout.”Now I’m a bit wary of using the word “primitive” in general, but especially when the goal is to mimic the designs and art of cultures that are typically looked down upon. It’s also very, very likely that the folks behind this project didn’t give a huge kickback to the folks from whom they are borrowing. Aaaand it’s a little hard to separate out the fact that many Polynesian islands will soon be underwater because of the ludicrous overconsumption of the hyper-wealthy — at least in part.So it definitely comes off as a double-middle-finger to the cultures they’re taking from, but I digress.This definitely looks cool, and I’d love to see all the tech and engineering specs because I, like most geeks, love to geek out about such things. But, it’s also impossible to report on climate science all the time and not think about it when such obvious examples of excess are readily present.That said, I do hope one of the buyer’s names it Boaty McBoatface. I just… need to see that — a pristine luxury liner emblazoned with the greatest name a seaworthy vessel will ever have. I mean it’s been that and Sotally via Stay on targetcenter_img Watch: Massive Whale Breaches Near Boat in MassachusettsWatch the Shocking Moment Lightning Strikes Boat in Boston last_img read more

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Global Nuclear MedicineRadiopharmaceuticals Market by Manufacturers Countries Type and Application Forecast

first_imgThe Global Nuclear Medicine/Radiopharmaceuticals Market is expected to reach US$ 6,683.99 Mn in 2027 from US$ 3,982.11 Mn in 2018. The market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 6.2% from 2019-2027.The market for nuclear medicine/radiopharmaceuticals is expected to grow, owing to factors such as rising prevalence of chronic diseases, alpha radioimmunotherapy-based targeted oncology treatment and advancement in imaging technologies using radiopharmaceuticals play vital role in the growth of the radiopharmaceuticals market.Get Sample Copy of this Report @, the restraints such as short shelf-life of radiopharmaceuticals and availability of substitutes of radiopharmaceuticals are likely to impact the growth of the market in the forecast period.A radiopharmaceutical is a drug, which can be used either for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Radiopharmaceuticals are radioisotopes that are bound to biological molecules that target specific tissues, organs, or cells within the human body.Radioisotopes emitting gamma rays are useful for diagnostic imaging where the radiation escapes the body. These rays are detected by a specific device, which is usually single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/ positron emission tomography (PET) cameras.The shelf-life or expiry date of a radiopharmaceutical preparation depends mainly on the half-life of the radioisotope, the radiochemical stability and the content of longer-lived radionuclide impurities in the preparation under consideration. Most of the radiopharmaceutical preparations contain radioisotopes with very short half-lives and such preparations have very short shelf-lives.These preparations require an expiry date and time to be indicated. For example, technetium-based preparations and positron emission tomography (PET) preparations are generally intended to be used within less than 12 hours, or sometimes within few minutes of preparation. Hence, the short shelf-life of radiopharmaceuticals are expected to hinder the growth of the market in the future years.Global nuclear medicine/radiopharmaceuticals were segmented by application and end user. The application segment was segmented as diagnostic applications and therapeutic applications. Based on the end user, the market was segmented as hospitals and diagnostic centers. During 2018, the hospitals segment led the nuclear medicine/radiopharmaceuticals market by the end user.Some of the major primary and secondary sources included in the report:•Society of Nuclear Medicine•Food and Drug Administration•American Cancer Society•World Health Organization•American Hospital Association (AHA)•National Cancer Institute (NCI)•Canadian Association of Nuclear MedicineGet 10% Discount on corporate user license @ Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452Email: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Former Glee actor Mark Salling dies at 35

first_imgFormer Glee actor Mark Salling died on Tuesday (30 January) at the age of 35.The coroner has not confirmed a cause of death due to the next of kin not being notified yet. However, TMZ reported it was an apparent suicide. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Attorney Michael Proctor confirmed the news to People: ‘I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning. Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of great creativity, who was doing his best to atone for some serious mistakes and errors of judgment.’ GAYSTARNEWS-center_img In October, Salling pled guilty to possession of child pornography. Reports indicated investigators found more than 25,000 images and 600 videos depicting child pornography on his hard drives.As part of his plea deal, he was set to serve four to seven years in prison. He also had to register as a sex offender and stay at least 100 feet away from schoolyards, parks, and other locations.Salling was a musician, writing and producing his own music under the stage name Jericho.However, people knew him best for his role on Glee. He played Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman on the musical high school show.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Kevin McHale from Glee talks about boyfriend for the first timeBoyfriend of Glee star Kevin McHale surprises him with sweetest birthday presentDid Glee actor Kevin McHale just come out?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

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US job openings fall hiring rises in mostly positive report

first_imgAnd there were other positive signs in the report. Increased hiring is welcome because even as companies have advertised more jobs, they have not been filling them as quickly. That has raised concerns that employers are having trouble finding the workers with the right skills, or that they aren’t willing to pay enough find the workers they need.The number of people quitting their jobs rose to 2.78 million, roughly matching February’s total, which was the highest in nearly seven years. More quits are a good sign because workers typically quit when they have a new job, usually at higher pay. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has said that she considers the quits data an important barometer of the job market’s health.“The broader trends in the data still look pretty upbeat,” Daniel Silver, an economist at JPMorgan Chase, said in a note to clients.The figures also underscore that lackluster job gains overall in March reflected a temporary slowdown. Employers during the month added the fewest jobs since June 2012, and the economy likely contracted in the first three months of the year. That data has raised concerns that the economy was slipping into a new phase of sluggish growth. Instead, businesses ramped up hiring in April and added 223,000 jobs, according to last week’s jobs report. The unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent, the lowest in nearly seven years.The figures reported Friday are a net figure: Jobs gained minus jobs lost. The data reported Tuesday, in the Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey, are more detailed. They calculate total hires, as well as quits and layoffs. Tuesday’s numbers also reflect data for March, and are a month behind last week’s jobs report.The JOLTs report provides some clues about what happened in March when net hiring fell so sharply. Overall hiring increased that month, but layoffs soared 6.2 percent to nearly 1.8 million. That increase in job cuts is a major reason that net hiring fell.The biggest jump in layoffs occurred in the Midwest, where the oil and gas industry have shed thousands of jobs. A slowdown in manufacturing has also increased layoffs. Factory production has fallen because of the strong dollar, which makes U.S. exports more expensive.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of available jobs in the U.S. fell in March, though companies filled more of their open positions in a sign they are still confident enough to hire.The Labor Department said Tuesday that job postings dropped 2.9 percent to just under a seasonally adjusted 5 million in March. Meanwhile, total hiring ticked up 1.1 percent to 5.1 million, the most since December.Despite the drop in job openings in March, there are still many more open positions than a year ago: That figure has increased 18.6 percent in the past 12 months. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Check your body, save your life Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Sponsored Stories Top Stories Four benefits of having a wireless security systemlast_img read more

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Fed Rejects MetLife Plan Likely Speeding Mortgage Exit

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