Things that created the current circumstances:Complacency creates dissatisfaction. The longer you are complacent, the greater the likelihood that your clients or customers become dissatisfied. The dissatisfaction did not spring up out of thin air. It was your complacency that created the current circumstances.Unresolved issues create a compelling reason to change. Leaving issues unresolved creates a compelling reason for your client to start exploring new options. The issue isn’t going to resolve itself. If you can’t or won’t address the issue, you created the circumstances for someone else do so.Neglect creates an opening. Neglect creates an opportunity for someone else to open a relationship and pay attention to the client who you are ignoring. You invested more deeply in a relationship; you would’ve prevented the feeling of neglect. It was that feeling that you enabled that enabled your competitor to open our relationship.Changes in the economic environment, society and technology, as well as political and legislative changes create the need to adjust. Your clients and customers may be going well for some period. But as the economy changes, as society changes, and has new laws are passed, your clients are forced to change. Here you help them see around corners and adjust to these changes, for you create the circumstances were someone else will.A lack of caring creates a lack of trust. Caring is the foundation trust. If you were clients and customers don’t feel that you care about them, they will not trust you. Self-orientation repels. If they feel that the only reason your relationship exists is to serve you and your needs, you create the circumstances for someone else to develop the trust they need to competitively displace you.You create the circumstances whereby you retain your clients and customers for churn them.
Dhonis under-utilisation of the offie in the WT20 Dhonis under-utilisation of the offie in the WT20 semi-final against the West Indies on March 31 here and yesterday fuelled speculations that differences have cropped up between the two players.To add fuel to the fire was Ashwins answer in the pre-IPL game media conference here on April 7, when he said he did not bowl when the dew had come in to play a significant role in the lost semi-final against eventual World T20 champions, the West Indies.Dhoni, after the loss to the Windies, had said that he did not call on Ashwin to bowl again after giving him two overs initially, in which he went for 20 runs and also bowled a no-ball off which Man-of-the-Match Lendl Simmons was caught and then recalled to the crease, as he felt dew was making the ball wet and making things difficult for the spinners to grip.He said not playing for suspended IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, which he had captained for the last 8 years since the T20 league inception in 2008 was an “emotional moment”.”As I said it was, I knew I would play for the Pune team but the actual moment comes when you start walking with the team-sheet in your hand till that point of time its only practise and everything.”It was a very emotional moment…since I have started playing T20 cricket represented the Indian cricket team, Jharkhand team in few tournaments and CSK for eight years, so it was a emotional moment not to see myself in yellow,” he quipped.advertisement”But at the same time as professionals, we have to move ahead and also not to prove to anyone but to prove a point to myself that I am making sure whatever I gave in for CSK, I am not leaving any inch that I am not giving for the Pune team,” he said.”So emotion set aside as professional, we had or I had to make sure that I am there how I was for CSK,” he said.”So it was a very emotional movement but at the same time I think…the faith that the franchise has shown not only in me but some of the other players also, we need to justify that,” he said.Dhoni, in fact, started answering questions at the promotional event with a preamble that if he is asked good questions today the number of questions he will be willing to answer to the media would go up next time and if not it will come down back to nil.”Depending on the quality of questions you ask it may go up to six in the next (such press conference) or come back to zero,” he said before answering questions. PTI SSR NRB GK KHS RYS
Jaitley said that during assembly elections, Jaitley said that during assembly elections, Parliamentarians are busy campaigning and hence the actual dates will be decided after consultations, depending on the calendar of the state assembly elections. If the Budget is to be presented on February 1, the Economic Survey would have to be tabled in Parliament a day or two before that, going by the current practice. To meet that deadline, mid-year review of expenditure by various ministries is proposed to be completed by November 15. Even after the separate railway budget is scrapped and its proposals clubbed in the general Budget, the railways will continue to maintain its distinct entity status as a departmentally-run commercial undertaking as at present. Also, the Railways would be allowed to retain its functional autonomy with delegation of financial power rules to continue as is the case now. After the merger, the Railways would not have to pay dividend to the central government and its capital at charge would stand to be wiped off. Like for other departments, the ministry of finance will provide gross budgetary support to the Railways for incurring its capital expenditure. According to the proposal presented to the Cabinet, to ensure better targeting of benefits, all concessional railway passes provided to various categories of concessionaires will be linked to Aadhar number. Also, the Railway Convention Committee, which reviews the rate of dividend payable by the railways to the government, will be disbanded. Currently, the panel also suggests the level of appropriation to various funds of the railways such as depreciation reserve funds, development fund and pension fund. Officials said advancing budget presentation by a month and completion of the related legislative business before March 31 will pave the way for ministries and departments to ensure better planning and execution of schemes from the beginning of the financial year, April 1. Accordingly, the budget calendar would be advanced by about 3 weeks from the current schedule of it starting from the last week of October. Pre-budget consultations with various stakeholders are proposed to be completed by December 25. Ministries and departments would be asked to present their detailed Demand for Grants to Parliament by February 7, 2017. With the rollout of Goods and Services Tax, the changes in excise and service tax, which are normally proposed in the general budget, will shift to the GST Council and hence there will be a less onerous Finance Bill for Parliament to debate, sources said. PTI JD KKS ANZ SAadvertisement
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Lewis Hamilton took a brilliant pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix ahead of Valtteri Bottas on Saturday, with Mercedes securing a convincing 1-2 as rival Ferrari lagged behind.Bottas led qualifying and then set an even quicker time on his final lap — only for Hamilton to beat him by nearly half a second.“There was a lot of pressure with a minute left. It was all or nothing,” Hamilton said. “That was one of the most exciting laps I’ve had all year. I’m so pumped, that’s how qualifying should be.”The British driver’s 66th pole moves him one ahead of Formula One great Ayrton Senna and just two behind Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 68.“I thought the hunger might drop off after I matched him (Senna),” Hamilton said. “But I was hungrier than ever today.”Raikkonen was more than one second behind Hamilton, qualifying third ahead of his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel, the championship leader.After his impressive pole at the Canadian GP two weeks ago, it was another commanding performance from Hamilton as he took his fifth pole in seven races this season.“My last lap in Montreal was pretty special but I think this one topped it,” the three-time F1 champion said.After three difficult practice sessions, qualifying also proved tough — with Turns 2, 6 and 8 causing most problems. There were close calls for Bottas and Vettel while Force India’s Sergio Perez shaved the barriers on the demanding street circuit.With three minutes remaining a red flag came up, halting the session, after Daniel Ricciardo clipped the wall with the left side of his Red Bull coming out of Turn 6 — prompting an expletive from the Australian driver.Ricciardo’s teammate, Max Verstappen, qualified fifth ahead of Perez. But it was disappointing for the 19-year-old Verstappen, considering he topped both of Friday’s practice sessions.Bottas, meanwhile, was disappointed not to secure his second career pole.“I wasn’t quite comfortable with the tire temperature,” said Bottas, who took pole at the Bahrain GP in April. “Just didn’t get them to work as well as Lewis.”It was also a sweet moment for Hamilton’s mechanics, considering how difficult Friday’s practice had been.“Yesterday we were at a bit of a loss and we had to make a lot of changes overnight,” said Hamilton, who was 10th in P2. “This morning, we didn’t know if those changes were going to be right or not. But the guys did excellent work.”Hamilton is 12 points behind Vettel and will be confident of closing that gap on Sunday.At the other end of the F1 spectrum, the misery continues for struggling McLaren as Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne were eliminated from the first part of qualifying. So were Romain Grosjean (Haas), Marcus Ericsson (Sauber) and Jolyon Palmer (Renault).Hamilton topped Q1 ahead of Verstappen and Raikkonen. Williams driver Felipe Massa misjudged the difficult approach into Turn 8 and Carlos Sainz Jr. overshot the entry into Turn 2 — which happened to several drivers over the two days.Hamilton topped Q2 ahead of Bottas and Vettel. The Q2 eliminated rivers were: Toro Rosso drivers Daniil Kvyat and Sainz Jr.; Kevin Magnussen (Haas); Nico Hulkenberg (Renault); and Pascal Wehrlein (Sauber).In Q3, Bottas went close to clipping the wall on Turn 8, and Vettel took an exit road and span after a braking error.Earlier, in an eventful P3, Bottas was fastest.Both days, drivers were severely tested on the 6-kilometer (3.7-mile) track, which is volatile and unpredictable due to a combination of long straights, blistering track temperatures and hard-braking corners.Just seven minutes into P3, Palmer’s engine caught fire, forcing him to go off the track and ruling him out of qualifying.JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
ATHENS (AP) — UEFA has welcomed a Greek court decision to convict 58 club officials, managers, and others for up to 10 years in prison for a match-fixing scandal in 2011.The officials were convicted on a variety of charges — among them bribery, illegal gambling, and money laundering — and include former officials of the top-flight league and the Greek Football Association.Most of the jail sentences were suspended and none of the suspects were imprisoned.UEFA on Friday said it helped the Greek investigation by providing an analysis of suspicious betting patterns.Most of the games in the investigation were in the second division. But three top-flight clubs were involved: Asteras and two clubs that have since been relegated.TweetPinShare0 Shares
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The city of Kingston has been named the Nearshore City of the Year for its performance in business process outsourcing (BPO).The city received this accolade at the June 26 Nexus Illuminate Awards, hosted by Nearshore Americas in San Francisco, United States, to recognise the leading outsourcing companies and countries in the Caribbean and Latin America for their innovation and excellent performance.Speaking with JIS News, President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Diane Edwards, said Kingston copped the award for the rapid growth in the outsourcing sector in 2017, which included 5,000 new jobs created by existing and new BPO players.Kingston has also seen more than US$22 million in investment over the last 12 months on new construction and refurbishing of existing properties to meet the demands of the growing industry.These developments have propelled Kingston to becoming the fastest-growing city in the Caribbean for outsourcing.“This is a huge accolade for the city and a tribute to some of the top names in BPO, who have made their home in Kingston,” Miss Edwards.She noted that the city is on a growth trajectory, with more investments and jobs in outsourcing on the horizon.“Our future in outsourcing is pretty bright. We are embarking on a huge upskilling programme for our young people in the skills that are necessary; not just customer service and technology support but all types of digitally based services, such as healthcare, accounting, finance, legal, as there are a range of services in the outsourcing arena that we have not touched,” she pointed out.JAMPRO is currently promoting Jamaica as a destination for outsourcing investments through partnerships with local and international organisations, international BPO conferences and targeted inward missions.“We have been marketing Jamaica as an outsourcing centre for the past eight years, and we have been successful in building the whole outsourcing value proposition for Jamaica,” she noted.“We have built up the skill sets of Jamaicans because that is what investors are buying here… . They want the skills of Jamaicans, the ability to speak, articulate in English and to relate to American customers… so we have been marketing Jamaica as the nearshore location in the Caribbean, and it has paid off,” she added.Ms. Edwards told JIS News that she is “very excited that it is Kingston that has won this award, because a lot of companies love Montego Bay… but they are now seeing that Kingston is a serious city of business”. Speaking with JIS News, President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Diane Edwards, said Kingston copped the award for the rapid growth in the outsourcing sector in 2017, which included 5,000 new jobs created by existing and new BPO players. Story Highlights The city received this accolade at the June 26 Nexus Illuminate Awards, hosted by Nearshore Americas in San Francisco, United States, to recognise the leading outsourcing companies and countries in the Caribbean and Latin America for their innovation and excellent performance. The city of Kingston has been named the Nearshore City of the Year for its performance in business process outsourcing (BPO).
Los Angeles: Shazam! star Djimon Hounsou is replacing actor Brian Tyree Henry in the much-anticipated sequel to A Quiet Place. Henry, who was in negotiations to star in the movie, left the project due to scheduling conflicts, reported Entertainment Weekly. John Krasinski is returning to direct the still-untitled sequel with Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe reprising their roles. Cillian Murphy is the new addition to the cast. The sequel is scheduled to be released on March 20, 2020. A Quiet Place, which released last year, followed an isolated family of four forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound. Krasinski directed and starred in the film, which grossed USD 340 million worldwide.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The new streaming service will be available before the end of the year on the CBC TV app, which is being rebranded. Subscribers have the option of an ad-supported, free option, or for $4.99 a month, an ad-free version.Gem will offer 150 feature films from Telefilm Canada over the coming months, and the service will also partner with the National Film Board of Canada to stream “the very best of their library,” she said. The participation of other companies and broadcasters will also be sought “to build up a really robust viewing experience for Canadians.”Announcement by @CBC Catherine Tait of partnership with @Telefilm_Canada to promote 150 Canadian films on new platform GEM pic.twitter.com/Toemsjhi6C— Christa Dickenson (@Christa_D_) September 12, 2018Tait said that Gem is doing what Radio-Canada has already done with its ICI Tou.TV streaming service for the French market under CBC executive vice-president Michel Bissonnette.“So taking a feather from Michel’s cap, we’re doing the same now on the English side.”Not competing with NetflixBut Tait said Gem is not trying to compete with Netflix.“They kind of have that one nailed,” she said. “But what we want to do is: you’re Canadian, you have Netflix and for $4.99, you’re going to subscribe to Gem because you know you’re going to get all the other Canadian experience.”The new service will also feature “the very, very best of Canadian kids programming,” Tait said. Gem will have about 225 hours of kids programming and plans to double that over the next year.Tait said Canadian content is going to be the lion’s share of what Gem provides, but on a selective basis it will also offer content from the United Kingdom, the United States and other countries.“We’re not interested in broad commercial fare that you might see on an American network,” she said. Advertisement CBC is rolling out a new streaming service called Gem that will feature Canadian movies and kids shows, not just from the public broadcaster, but other top content providers as well, the head of CBC/Radio-Canada said in a keynote address.“Gem will be the crown jewels of Canadian content,” Catherine Tait told an audience at Content Canada, a new industry event in collaboration with the Toronto International Film Festival on Wednesday. “It won’t just be CBC content. It won’t be just our news and our current affairs.”Tait’s announcement was the first major one she has made since being appointed CBC/Radio-Canada’s first female president and CEO in April. Advertisement Tait said Gem is not trying to compete with Netflix. ‘They kind of have that one nailed,’ she told Tom Power, CBC Radio’s q host. (Eli Glasner/CBC) Login/Register With: Facebook Twitter
WASHINGTON – A leading liberal policy group is raising the ante in the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all.Called “Medicare Extra for All,” the proposal Thursday from the Center for American Progress, or CAP, would provide a path toward universal health care coverage.But in a nod to political pragmatism, the plan would preserve roles for employer coverage and for the health insurance industry. Employers and individuals would have a choice of joining Medicare Extra, but it would not be required.That differs from the more traditional “single-payer” approach advocated by Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, in which the government would hold the reins of the health care system.The plan’s authors acknowledge that the plan would require significant tax increases.Even though it has no chance of passing in a Republican-controlled Congress, centre president Neera Tanden said, “there is consensus on the progressive side that universal coverage should be the goal and health care is a right.”As Democrats shift leftward, Republicans are saying the CAP plan shows Democrats are turning on “Obamacare.”“Their latest big government scheme increases the amount of control Washington has over their care and everyday lives,” said Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.The centre was closely aligned with former President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. A 2005 proposal from CAP foreshadowed Obama’s Affordable Care Act.Medicare Extra would use Medicare’s thrifty payment system as a framework to pool working-age people and their families, low-income people now covered by Medicaid, and seniors. A major missing piece: There’s no cost estimate for the plan, although its authors say that’s in the works.The proposal comes at a time when polls show intense interest among Democrats and some independents in a government-run system that would guarantee coverage.Larry Levitt of the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation said taxes would rise and the federal government would take on a larger role under the proposal, but that’s still “a more politically and fiscally realistic roadmap” than full government control.Among Medicare Extra’s major elements:—All U.S. citizens and lawful residents would be eligible.—Preventive care, treatment for chronic disease, and generic prescription drugs would be free. Dental, vision and hearing services would be included.—Low-income people would pay no premiums or copays. Premiums and cost-sharing would be determined according to income for everyone else.—Employers would have the option of maintaining their own plans or joining Medicare Extra. Workers could pick either plan.—Government would negotiate prices for prescription drugs.___Online:Centre for American Progress proposal: https://www.americanprogress.org/?p=447095
BALTIMORE — American manufacturers expanded at a slower rate in February, as the pace of new orders, production and employment each slipped.The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, says that its manufacturing index fell to 54.2 last month, down from 56.6 in January. Readings above 50 signal growth in manufacturing and the sector has been expanding for the past 30 months.The companies surveyed for the index suggested that the U.S. economy is healthy, although concerns exist about the trajectory of the global economy and any lingering impacts from the import taxes imposed by President Donald Trump.Josh Boak, The Associated Press
A bee flies around a flower on a warm spring day in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, June 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)HERE ARE THE things we learned, loved and shared today as we round off the day in three easy steps.THINGS WE LEARNED:#PROTEST: A sleep-in protest staged by two women and local councillor John Brady at Bray Town Council has come to an end this evening, with both parties coming to an agreement. The two mothers, who both been made homeless in separate cases in recent weeks, arriving at the offices yesterday and refused to leave until their housing situations were addressed. Both women were directed to a homeless shelter in Rathdrum, Co Wicklow by the council, but they said the open hostel, which has shared facilities and is mainly used by single men, was an unsuitable for their young children.#OPINION POLL: Public support for Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael has tied in the latest Millward Brown opinion poll for the Sunday Independent, which surveyed the views of 979 adults across the country. Support for both parties stands at 27 per cent, according to the poll results, with Fianna Fáil rising one point and Fine Gael rising four.#MAGDALENE: The UN committee that put pressure on the Irish government to investigate the Magdalene Laundries system and provide redress to survivors has criticised Martin McAleese’s investigation and subsequent report, saying it “lacked many elements of a prompt, independent and thorough investigation as recommended by the committee” and that “despite its length and detail, did not conduct a fully independent investigation into allegations of arbitrary detention, forced labour or ill-treatment”.#THE TROUBLES: A US appeals court has ordered that the PSNI be given access to only a limited number of interviews held on tapes included in Boston College’s oral history project on The Troubles. The First Circuit ruled that only those that deal directly with the disappearance of Jean McConville in 1972 can be handed over to police in Northern Ireland, reducing the number of interviews to be handed over as a result of subpoenas served on the academic researchers from 85 to 11.#TURKEY: Protesters and riot police clashed for a second day in Istanbul today, a day after an environmental protest flared into a massive outcry against Turkey’s Islamist-leaning government. The unrest isone of the biggest protests since Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan first came to power in 2002 and has exposed growing discontent with what critics say is his government’s increasingly conservative and authoritarian agenda.THINGS WE LOVED: It’s the June Bank Holiday weekend – so pay heed to these 9 things that can on a Bank Holiday car journey.Fox News’ Megyn Kelly being a complete badass and defending working women everywhere: Uploaded by ThinkProgress TPTHINGS WE SHARED: The former first lady of France Carla Bruni about why she’s in no rush to return to the Elysée Palace.Breaking up is hard to do – so do it right and always, always unfriend your exes.Remember the Ikea Monkey? The one found wandering around a car park wearing a diaper and a shearling coat? Well his former owner is fighting to get custody back…We thought we couldn’t love you even more, Patrick Stewart, but you bested us…Uploaded by Heather Skye
The tablet market has been a wild, fast ride. Kicked off by Apple, what was once a niche product had exploded into an industry filled with hundreds of models and two main factions: Android and Apple. Android tablets have quickly evolved into true iPad-killers, upping their polish and panache to new heights.‘Tis the season of new tech, with new models from top manufacturers hitting the market over the past few months. The new IdeaPad S2109 from Lenovo is a bit late to the party and lacks the flash of some of other recent entrants, but makes up for it with a solid design and feature-set at a great price.This tablet is built around a 9.7-inch screen, which is a good compromise between the two common 7-inch and 10.1-inch sizes. The display itself is an IPS panel serving up 1024×768 pixels. While the resolution is nothing special, the screen quality should be amazing, especially at this price point. A dual-core 1GHz Cortex A9 and 1GB LPDDR2 RAM powers Lenovo’s customized version of Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich.While priced as a budget model, the S2109 is actually rather feature-filled. Wireless-N, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot, micro-HDMI video, and four speakers using SRS Sound technology make for a rather nice package, especially on the multi-media side. To help keep the entry-cost low, the base model offers 8GB of storage, though 16GB and 32GB models are available.This is a very nice option, as you can add your own microSD card on the cheap and come out with plenty of storage in a fully-featured tablet for just $311.20 after this sweet 20% off coupon.Visit LogicBuy for the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 9.7″ Android Tablet deal
Valve was met with quite a bit of skepticism when it unveiled the Steam Controller that will be at the heart of its upcoming Steam Machine push. The controller has a plethora of buttons and two clickable trackpads positioned for the thumbs. It is supposed to make PC games playable in a console sort of context, but that’s hard to picture. Valve has decided to help us understand what it’s doing by demoing the Steam Controller playing some real games.The demo starts with Portal 2 running in so-called “legacy mode” with no modifications made to the game for Steam Controller support. The left trackpad is divided into four active zones so each one takes over for a WASD key on a keyboard. The right trackpad uses 1-to-1 touch detection for aiming. This looks like a reasonably good implementation, but aiming might be a little tough with such a small trackpad at 1:1.Next up is Civilization 5, which is heavily mouse-driven. The left trackpad in this one controls the camera with the arrow keys, and the right one is a 1:1 trackpad. Zooming is handled by the back-facing buttons. You’re going to be swiping your thumb around quite a lot in this game — it seems less optimal than the first-person controls, which you get a better look at in Counter Strike. This is similar to Portal, but faster and more dependant on precision. It seems to work well, but the fellow in the video might just be a pro at using the controller already.Lastly, Valve shows off how the Steam Controller works in a game that’s entirely point-and-click oriented with Papers Please. Here, both trackpads work as mouse controls, and you can use them in tandem to move the cursor faster. That sounds hard to get used to, but potentially saves this game category if it works.Valve is soliciting requests for other games to show working with the Steam Controller, so hit the YouTube comments to submit a suggestion. And don’t say Half Life 3 — they hate that.
With last night’s season premiere of Legends of tomorrow, the Arrowverse is officially back into full swing. With Arrow being as dark and violent as ever and The Flash dealing with some pretty heavy consequences of time travel, the CW needed to end the week with something a little more lighthearted.And hey, since this show was built on crossovers, why not kick of the second season with one. We open with Historian Nate Heywood breaking into Oliver Queen’s office to tell him that he believes the Legends are in danger. Heywood claims to be a time detective and tells Oliver that his friends are traveling through time and subtly changing history. He thinks they’re in danger because he unearths reports of an underwater detonation of an atomic bomb in 1942—three years before the atomic bomb was invented.Kicking off the season with a cameo from Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) (Photo: Screenshot via CW)Oliver and Heywood explore the Waverider and find only Mick aboard. Mick tells them that history needed saving because the Time Masters, the people who were supposed to protect it, were blown up. Mick fills us all in on what’s been going on. Rip and crew have been spent the last six months chasing down time criminals.We first go to 1637 France, where our crew arrives to save the king. Specifically, they’re there to make sure Louis XIV is… created. The current king’s preparations are interrupted by some futuristic assassins, which the Legends fight off by flying around on jetpacks mixed with some good old-fashioned sword fighting.The future of France saved, we cut back to the framing device where Mick tells us that they were trying to avoid 1942 on the advice of a man in a hood named Rex Tyler. The team learns that Germany won World War II by nuking New York City in 1942, and they decide they have to go against Rex’s advice and go back in time to kidnap Albert Einstein. 15 minutes into the episode, and it’s already National Treasure with time travel.Albert Einstein (John Rubinstein) has the best pick-up lines. (Photo: Screenshot via CW)They go to a cocktail party at Columbia and find Albert Einstein using his great scientific knowledge to pick up women at parties. Kidnapping him doesn’t go so well as he calls or help and Martin has to punch his idol out.Sarah and Ray meanwhile have stumbled upon Damien Darhk making a deal with some Germans to sell Uranium. With Einstein captured, everyone returns to the Waverunner to find that they didn’t fix history and that the Nazis must have gotten the bomb from someone else.Einstein reveals that there was someone else who could build a nuclear bomb: Einstein’s partner Mileva Maric. The Legends find Mileva and her Nazi captors and uses their powers to fight them off. Sarah goes rogue and tries to kill Damien Darhk, in hopes that it will bring back her sister, Laurel. She fails, but the team manages to rescue Mileva.Unfortunately, the Nazis still have the nuke and have loaded it onto a U-Boat. The team tries to intercept the Nazis, but the Darhk orders the nuke to be launched at New York City. Rip sends the Waverider on a collision course with the bomb and scatters the team across time to save them. He leaves Mick aboard in stasis as his injuries prevent him from making the trip. History is saved, but the Waverider sits at the bottom of the ocean until 2016.“The Waverider is ill-suited for underwater combat” (Photo: Screenshot via CW)Back in the present, Mick and Heywood use the Waverider to travel through time and rescue each member of the Legends of Tomorrow, using Heywood’s research skills to figure out when they all are. Ray is in prehistoric times, dodging dinosaurs. Jefferson and Martin are in medieval England pretending to be wizards and are about to be executed by a boy king. Sarah is in 17th-century Salem about to be hanged for being a witch. Rip Hunter is nowhere to be found.Rip has left behind a message for them telling them to stick together and that he hopes he’ll see them again someday. While they’re wondering what to do now, Heywood suggests they go back in time and instruct Einstein to credit Mileva, thereby protecting her from the Nazis who would kidnap her. The plan thwarted, Darhk decides to move onto his next scheme and reveals his partner: Eobard Thawne. You didn’t think we were done seeing him did you? And just as the Legends are about to leave they’re captured by a group calling themselves The Justice Society of America.While this episode didn’t really tell us anything about what to expect for this second season, it did tell a fun, self-contained and exciting story. It felt like an old-school adventure movie in the style of Indiana Jones or Errol Flynn’s Robin Hood. If this show has a downside, it’s that to understand any of these characters; you have to have watched every other Arrowverse show. That’s a lot to ask for people who aren’t all caught up. But if you are, or you just don’t care, there’s a lot of fun to be had here. DC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC NewsOur Favorite TV Superheroes Ranked Stay on target
YouTube: MavixxxConspiracy theorists and alien enthusiasts have long been alleging that extraterrestrial life is a reality, and series of UFO sightings that happen all across the world are proof of their existence. Adding heat to their seemingly outlandish claims, Mavixxx, a popular conspiracy theory channel, has now released a video clip that shows multiple flying vessels hovering in the skies of Poland.The video was apparently shot on May 26, and it shows a UFO fleet flying in a triangular formation. Interestingly, the video clip was shot in broad daylight, and the flying objects can be seen emanating light from their surface.The mysterious clip uploaded by Mavixxx has already gone viral on YouTube, and it has already racked up more than 26,000 views. Most of the people who watched the video claimed that the UFO fleet might have visited the earth to monitor human activities. In the meantime, a section of users went ahead and claimed that these flying vessels could be alien scout ships. As per these conspiracy theorists, aliens from deep space used to send scout ships to other planets before they begin the invasion.”They are here! I have seen craft up close and can connect to them without a Laser! Nothing to fear from higher dimensional beings of love and light, you are being ruled by draconian race, it is coming to an END, nothing can stop what is about to happen,” commented Steve Dunkley, a YouTube user.”scary..The Month of May has the most recorded UFO sightings all over the world. It’s looks like they are really taking over, and who knows what’s next ?” commented Marcial Bonifacio, another YouTuber.However, skeptics dismissed the alien angle, and made it clear that the objects in the skies could be either balloons or drones. A few days back, a news report published in the New York Times had revealed that US Navy pilots had witnessed UFO sightings regularly from the summer of 2014 to March 2015. As per the Navy pilots, these flying objects had no visible engines, and they used to fly at hypersonic speeds.
Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Earlier this week, HMNY stock rose more than 30% as investors latched on to Verizon’s disclosure of a 9.3% ownership stake in the company. HMNY had actually revealed the stock deal with Verizon on April 5, as part of Helios and Matheson’s acquisition of the Moviefone service from Verizon’s Oath unit.Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Helios and Matheson disclosed that an independent auditor had raised “substantial doubt” about MoviePass’s ability to continue operating as “a going concern.” HMNY reported a loss of $150.8 million in 2017, which it attributed to its acquisition of MoviePass in August 2017, on revenue of $10.4 million.In its announcement Thursday, Helios and Matheson said the offering of 10.5 million shares is expected to close on or about April 23, 2018. The company said it may use the net proceeds to increase its ownership stake in MoviePass “or to support the operations of MoviePass and MoviePass Ventures.” It also said it might use the expected funds to pay off debt, for “general corporate purposes and transaction expenses,” or to make other acquisitions. Shares of Helios and Matheson Analytics, the majority owner of MoviePass, plummeted more than 40% in early trading Thursday after it announced the pricing of a $30 million public share offering.Helios and Matheson, which owns 92% of the MoviePass upstart movie-theater subscription service, on Thursday said in an SEC filing that the offering comprised 10.5 million shares at $2.75 per share — 28.2% below Wednesday’s stock closing price of $3.83 per share. The stock sale is part of Helios and Matheson’s plan to offer up to $150 million in a secondary stock offering, which it disclosed after Wednesday’s market close.Shares of Helios and Matheson, traded on the Nasdaq with the ticker symbol “HMNY,” have been extremely volatile. The stock is now trading at less than 8% of its 52-week high closing price of $32.90 per share, after opening Thursday at $2.48.
Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | April 23, 2015 Hitachi Aloka Medical America Launches New Website Enhances features, navigation, product offerings, interactive content and company history Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more Hitachi Aloka Medical America, Inc. (HAMA) announced the launch of its new website. Hitachi Aloka Medical America, Inc. which is committed to delivering advanced diagnostic ultrasound systems and solutions to meet the needs of physicians and patients in the USA and Canada has just completed and released a new and improved website with these advanced features:New search and navigation allowing existing and prospective customers to find what they are looking for more quickly.Branded market and procedure segmentation for an unmatched customer focus.New product and technical data to better identify features, benefits and dedicated solutions for existing and prospective customersAn array of new graphics, photos, image libraries and interactive content.Enhanced and robust support materials for service related activities and programs.Created with the user experience firmly in mind, the website has been designed using the latest technology so the site is compatible with today’s browsers and mobile devices.“We are very excited about the launch of our new website,” said David Famiglietti, president and general manager of HAMA. “We are now able to succinctly present the true value our company and the ultrasound solutions that we provide to current and prospective customers. The website will showcase the range of diversified products we offer in the USA and Canada and will position us for further growth. This is an important step in our evolution.”For more information: www.hitachi-aloka.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 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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Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more Related Content Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more
June 4, 2013 500 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers Title Insurance 2013-06-04 Tory Barringer Share “”Alliant National Title Insurance Company””:http://www.alliantnational.com/home.aspx, a title insurance underwriter headquartered in Longmont, Colorado, announced the hiring of Tim Tillman as VP, Tallahassee and Northwest Florida agency manager.[IMAGE]Tillman’s 26-year career started when he was a courier and advanced to perform search, exam, and mapping with an independent agent in South Florida. Following that, he worked as senior examiner and assistant manager for American Pioneer and also as senior examiner for Attorneys Title Fund. [COLUMN_BREAK]His most recent position prior to Alliant National Title Insurance was operations manager and then business center manager for Fidelity National Title Group’s Tallahassee operation, where he managed title production and trained and managed other personnel.””Tim Tillman’s breadth of experience and wide-ranging business relationships are phenomenal in the industry,”” said Dave Ginger, Alliant National President. “”We are extremely pleased to bring him aboard our company.””In his new role, Tillman is responsible for building Alliant National’s footprint in Northwest Florida and the Tallahassee area.””Joining the Alliant National team presents me with some new challenges and opportunities, and I’m really looking forward to helping Alliant National’s Independent Agents serve their customers more fully and stand out from the competition,”” Tillman said. “”I’m grateful that, throughout my career, I’ve been able to foster excellent business relationships along some of the best beaches in the world and around the State Capital.”” New,Alliant National Title Insurance Names VP, Agency Manager in Florida
The government has struck a deal with the US for the installation of a seismic hydro-acoustic system that will monitor the wider region for underwater explosions, it emerged on Monday.In a statement issued by the foreign ministry, the government said the system will be used as part of efforts to bolster the capabilities of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation (Ctbto).Cyprus will also “receive data from the system that will be used to monitor the seismic activity of the wider region to provide early warning in the event of earthquakes and tsunamis.”The received data can be conveyed to the Ctbto as part of supporting and contributing to the realization of the objectives of the convention to which Cyprus is a party.The foreign ministry statement followed a report in daily Phileleftheros, which, under the headline ‘Big brother at the bases,’ claimed that a system had been installed by the US in the sea area off the British bases to upgrade their communication systems.The government said it has carried out all necessary actions to safeguard its sovereign rights and meet the obligations stemming from the Convention on the Law of the Sea and International Customary Law.Hydroacoustic monitoring is one of four technologies used by the International Monitoring System to verify compliance with the Ctbto.Nuclear explosions underwater, in the atmosphere near the ocean surface, or underground near a coastline, generate sound waves that can be detected by the hydro-acoustic monitoring network. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementTop Yale Doctor: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola