Navios Acquisition Closes USD 1032 Mn Sale Leaseback Deal

first_imgzoomSource: Flickr – under the CC BY 2.0 license; Image by: Kees Torn Tanker shipping company Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation has wrapped up a USD 103.2 million sale and leaseback transaction for vessel quintet.As informed, the transaction included three MR2 and two LR1 product tankers.Navios Acquisition has used the proceeds to refinance USD 82.4 million of bank debt.Specifically, the transaction provides for 28 quarterly payments of USD 2.3 million each plus interest at LIBOR plus 350 bps per annum. Navios Acquisition has an obligation to purchase the vessels at the end of the seventh year for USD 39.7 million.Navios Acquisition added it has no further maturities on its credit facilities for the next 14 months.Earlier this month, the company said it also sold C. Dream, the oldest vessel in Navios Acquisition’s fleet. The very large crude carrier (VLCC) was sold for USD 21.75 million.last_img read more

Milaha Reports Rise in Quarterly Profit

first_imgzoomAbdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, Milaha CEO; Image Courtesy: Milaha Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics company Qatar Navigation (Milaha) wrapped up the first quarter of this year with a net profit rise of about 7 percent.For the three months ended March 31, 2019, the company delivered a net profit of QAR 278 million (USD 76.4 million), up from QAR 260 million (USD 71.4 million) reported in the corresponding period last year.Operating revenues increased to QAR 708 million in Q1 2019 from QAR 698 million seen in Q1 2018.In addition, operating profit rose to QAR 214 million in the first quarter of 2019 from QAR 203 million recorded in the corresponding three-month period in 2018.Milaha posted increases in overall results despite mixed results delivered by the company’s business units.Specifically, Milaha Maritime & Logistics’ revenue was down by QAR 24 million and net profit by QAR 12 million, driven by a decrease in bulk shipping rates and a vessel impairment charge on the company’s bulk carrier.On the other hand, Milaha Gas & Petrochem’s revenue increased by QAR 3 million and net profit by QAR 50 million, aided by improvement in market rates and growth in some of the sectors Milaha operates in.Additionally, Milaha Offshore’s revenue increased by QAR 61 million and bottom line improved by QAR 6 million on the back of improved utilization.However, Milaha Capital’s revenue decreased by QAR 22 million and net profit by QAR 23 million and Milaha Trading’s revenue dropped by QAR 22 million and bottom line by QAR 1 million.Established in 1957, Milaha focuses on marine transportation in gas, petroleum products, containers and bulk; offshore support services; port management and operations; logistics services; shipyard; trading agencies; real estate investments; and asset management.last_img read more

Canadian Rangers on the move

first_imgAPTN National NewsCanadian Rangers are a fixture across Canada’s remote north.They’re part of the Canadian military and conduct patrols across the Arctic.But how do you travel when there are no roads and the terrain is rugged and wild?APTN National News reporter Wayne Rivers shows us how.last_img

Federal budget on same page as BC on issues of equity reconciliation

first_imgVICTORIA – British Columbia’s finance minister says she’s pleased with the direction of the federal government’s budget, but concerned with the slow pace of some of its initiatives.Carole James says Tuesday’s federal Liberal budget touches many of the same issues that were the focus of the B.C. budget tabled last week.She says federal minister Bill Morneau’s budget identifies issues of pay equity, reconciliation, opioids, housing and child care as priority’s.But James says the federal government has promised the bulk of its housing and child care money in future years, while B.C. announced immediate plans to increase child care spaces and affordable housing units.She says the federal government’s decision to start a process that moves towards a national prescription drug program is welcome, but nationwide drug coverage is needed immediately.James says she was looking for more help from the federal government on transportation infrastructure, especially for the Metro Vancouver area.“I’m optimistic about our opportunity to partner with the federal government to bring these resources to B.C.,” she says. “If the government’s really serious about that at the federal level, then I’d like to see long-term strategies and long-term funding agreements in place.”last_img read more

Countries welcome new Assembly Presidents focus on global governance

Prime Minister Klaus Tschütscher of Liechtenstein, as well as Sheikh Khalid ibn Ahmad Al Khalifa, the Foreign Minister of Bahrain; Xavier Espot Miró, the Foreign Minister of Andorra; and Amr Moussa, the Secretary-General of the Arab League concurred with Joseph Deiss on prioritizing such an important topic.The leaders voiced their support in separate meetings held with the President on Monday, on the sidelines of the high-level summit being held at UN Headquarters on how to advance the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015.Outlining priorities for the 65th session at a news conference last week, Mr. Deiss called for efforts to “reinstate” the UN and its 192-member General Assembly to the centre of global governance.“The challenges which we face today have acquired a global dimension and require global solutions. Our actions must have broad legitimacy and be the result of inclusive processes. We have to improve the mechanisms for information, consultation and cooperation between the United Nations and other actors and tools of global governance,” he said.Mr. Deiss also met yesterday with Abdullah Gül, President of Turkey; Micheline Calmy-Rey, Swiss Foreign Minister; Yang Jiechi, Foreign Minister of China; and Jose Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Union, his spokesperson reported.Among the other issues discussed was UN reform – another priority issue for the Assembly President – as well as alleviating poverty, improving international peace and security and the situation in the Middle East.Mr. Deiss also had brief encounters with President Nicolas Sarkozy of France and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany. 21 September 2010Several countries have expressed support for the initiative of the General Assembly President to make global governance a central theme of the current session of the United Nations body. read more

RBC downgrades Lululemon to sector perform cuts target price to 70 from

TORONTO – RBC Capital Markets cut its rating on Lululemon Athletica Inc. (TSX:LLL) and lowered its target price on the stock Thursday following the departure of the company’s chief product officer.RBC analyst Howard Tubin said Sheree Waterson was instrumental in the design process at the fashion company for the last five years and was a strong creative leader.“While we continue to believe Ms. Waterson has a solid design team in place, the loss of her creative leadership adds a new level of uncertainty to the story,” RBC said in an analysis Thursday.“We prefer to move to the sidelines with our rating until we have better visibility on future product direction.”Tubin cut RBC’s target price on the stock to $70 from $80 and lowered his rating on the maker of trendy workout gear to “sector perform” from “outperform.”Lululemon shares closed up $1.42, or 2.21 per cent, at $65.66 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday.The departure of Waterson announced by the company late Wednesday came just weeks after Lululemon pulled its popular black pants made from its Luon fabric from store shelves over concerns they were too sheer.The move forced the company to cut its financial guidance for the year.Lululemon explained the problem arose due to a combination of the fabric and pattern changes in the pants.“Since Ms. Waterson led the product organization, the current Luon issue, as well as other recent quality issues, are ultimately her responsibility; likely contributing to her departure,” Tubin wrote.“Her role will likely be split in two: one focused on design and one focused on production. While we believe this is the right move for a fast-growing company like Lululemon, it could take time to fill the design role with an appropriate candidate.”Lululemon said while the fabric involved may have met testing standards, it was on the low end of the tolerance scale.As a result, the company said it is testing and assessing all Luon products to ensure they meet revised specifications.It has also stationed employees at factories to ensure that the new tests and standards are being met.In an analyst call last month, Day said the only way customers can tell if they bought the defective pants was to “put the pants on and bend over.” by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 4, 2013 11:27 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email RBC downgrades Lululemon to ‘sector perform,’ cuts target price to $70 from $80 read more

Scheifele scores 2 including OT winner as Jets beat Devils

NEWARK, N.J. — Mark Scheifele scored his second goal of the game at 4:43 of overtime, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Saturday night.Schiefele tucked the puck past Keith Kinkaid as the Jets won their second straight, improving to 3-3-0 over their past six games.Josh Morrissey and Andrew Copp also scored for the Jets. Laurent Brossoit made 36 saves.Marcus Johansson, Jesper Bratt and Taylor Hall scored for New Jersey, which has lost five straight. Kinkaid stopped 34 shots.In the overtime, the Devils failed to convert a 2-man breakaway as Brossoit stopped Hall, who was set up by Nico Hischier.The Jets continued their mastery of the Devils. It was their sixth straight win over New Jersey, improving to 12-1-2 in the last 15 meetings.The Devils, coming off a loss at Washington on Friday night, rallied with two goals late in the third period to tie it. Jesper Bratt scored on a power play at 15:41, and with Kinkaid on the bench for an extra attacker, the Devils swarmed the net and Hall poked in the equalizer on a goal-mouth scramble with just under two minutes left.The Jets challenged and lost a goaltender appearance appeal.Johansson scored the only goal of the opening period at 6:45, thanks to a fortunate bounce. His initial shot was blocked by Jets defenceman Ben Chiarot and the puck came right back to him. Johansson netted the second try to extend his goal-scoring streak to two games.Scheifele evened the score with the lone tally of the second period at 4:25, firing a quick shot from the left faceoff dot following a sharp pass from Blake Wheeler.Both Scheifele and Wheeler extended their point-scoring steaks to four.The Jets stepped up their game in the third, and came close when Adam Lowry hit the crossbar with 12 minutes left.About a minute later, Patrik Laine, the NHL’s top goal scorer, hit the post and Jets were again denied.The pressure finally paid off when Morrissey beat Kinkaid from the slot at 10:32, giving the Jets the lead for the first time with his second goal of the season.Copp increased the Jets’ lead to 3-1 at 13:21.NOTES: Winnipeg C Mason Appleton made his NHL debut. … The Jets recalled D Nelson Nogier from Manitoba (AHL). … Devils D Will Butcher was a healthy scratch, sitting for the first time this season. New Jersey also scratched RW Stefan Noesen and D Steve Santini. … Former Devil and four-time Stanley Cup winner Claude Lemieux was a guest at the game. His son, LW Brendan Lemieux, was a scratch by Winnipeg, along with LW Nic Petan and D Joe Morrow.UP NEXTJets: At the New York Rangers on Sunday night.Devils: Host Tampa Bay on Monday night.___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsMike Farrell, The Associated Press read more

Prince Charles reunited with Australian sisters he stayed with 50 years ago

first_imgJane Tozer, Amanda Boxshall, Penny Jenner and Lisa Tozer with Prince Charles Credit:MARK METCALFE 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. Prince Charles was on a tour of the Bundaberg distillery when he was reunited with the sisters  Four sisters who used to spend their weekends with the Prince of Wales when he was 17 have been reunited with the heir to the throne after more than half a century.Charles stayed at their family’s dairy farm during his time at college in Australia.And on Friday, the women came face to face with the heir again after 52 years. Prince Charles participates in a tour of the Bundaberg Rum distillery Prince Charles participates in a tour of the Bundaberg Rum distillery in Bundaberg “I remember you used to follow my dad around asking him questions and I remember you stirring the milk,” said Jane, as Charles smiled and laughed.They then presented him with a copy of the photograph, taken in 1966, which they had all signed the back of.Afterwards, Jane, 62, said: “He said he was rapt that we still had the photo. Lisa, 54, added: “All I really remember was thinking that he spoke funny.”We all had to get changed out of our farm clothes and put on our Sunday best when he came.”The sisters spent several minutes chatting to Charles – before recreating their 1966 photo.The prince had been on a tour of the Bundaberg Distillery as part of his seven-day trip in Australia. Jane Tozer, Amanda Boxshall, Penny Jenner and Lisa Tozer with Prince Charles  Jane – the oldest of the siblings – was 10 when Charles would visit. Amanda was six, Penny was four and Lisa was just three.Jane said: “I remember him being very curious about the farm.”I remember him coming tadpoling and swimming – I taught him how to duck dive.”At that age we didn’t really think of him as royalty.” “It was really lovely to see him again.” I remember him coming tadpoling and swimming – I taught him how to duck dive.Jane Tozer Prince Charles participates in a tour of the Bundaberg Rum distilleryCredit:MARK METCALFE Prince Charles  Charles could not hide his surprise as he was greeted by Jane Tozer, Amanda Boxshall, Penny Jenner and Lisa Tozer during his trip to Bundaberg.As they clutched a photo of them with the prince, taken on the day they were last together, the sisters were given a warm reception by the now 69-year-old Charles.And they wasted no time in telling him of all their memories from when he used to stay with them at Devon Farm, Lilydale, while he was at Timbertop college in Victoria. Presented with three test tubes of alcohol at the distillery, and instructed to mix them together to create his own blend of rum the prince confessed chemistry was not his strongest subject at schoolCharles joked: “It’s like chemistry. “I was never any good at chemistry at school.” Back then: Charles with the Tozer family in the 1960sCredit:Arthur Edwardslast_img read more

Facebook tipoff about illegal rave in Norfolk leads police to shut it

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. Sound equipment was seized and five people were arrested by police All five remain in police custody where they will be questioned.Norfolk Constabulary’s Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Nick Davison said: “A significant policing operation was held today to ensure the event was disrupted and closed down safely, while securing evidence with a view to prosecuting organisers. “The action taken today falls in line with our robust approach to tackling such events.”Raves, not uncommon at this time of year, can be very disruptive for local residents and landowners while the presence of hundreds of people and vehicles can also have a detrimental impact on the environment.” Sound equipment was seized and five people were arrested by policeCredit:Norfolk Police An illegal rave was shut down by police more than 20 hours after they received a tip-off about the event from someone who saw it advertised on Facebook.Five men were arrested and sound equipment was seized when officers from Norfolk Constabulary arrived at Massingham Heath near Grimston, King’s Lynn. Around 600 people were present at the gathering.The police were called at around 7.30pm on Saturday night after a member of the public noticed an advertisement for the event on Facebook.Additional resources, including specially trained police support units, arrived on Sunday, and broke up the event at about 3.45pm.Three men, aged 25, 28 and 31, have been arrested in connection with organising the rave while two other men, aged 20 and 33, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of drug driving. read more

British Envoy urges appointment of GECOM Chair before LGE

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGECOM Chair: ‘I have the list, examining the names very critically’- PresidentAugust 31, 2017In “latest news”Opposition Leader submits third list of GECOM nominees to PresidentAugust 25, 2017In “latest news”Diaspora urges President Granger to appoint GECOM Chair without any further delaysSeptember 21, 2017In “latest news” With GECOM to begin preparing next year to hold Local Government Elections (LGE) in 2019, British High Commissioner Gregory Quinn is calling on local authorities to appoint a Chairman for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) as soon as possible.President David GrangerThe British diplomat told reporters on Thursday that the appointment of a GECOM chairman should be fast tracked. “I think next year, 2018, is gonna be fairly a crunch year to make sure all the preparations for 2019 are in place… The sooner we get a chairman for GECOM in place, the better it is going to be for that process,” Quinn expressed.President David Granger has already rejected two lists of nominees for the position of GECOM Chairman submitted by Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, who has since agreed to compile a third list.Last month, Jagdeo told reporters that he was in the final stages of preparing a third list of nominees for the GECOM Chairmanship post. “I had committed to submitting a third list publically and with the President, and I believe that I should continue with that process… (And) I am hoping that from this third list, someone would be chosen, and then it would become a moot issue,” Jagdeo had stated.However, the Opposition Leader explained that while he is committed to submitting the third list, persons are skeptical about having their names put forward as nominees because they do not want to be considered unsuitable.Nevertheless, Jagdeo noted that should President Granger deem this new list of names unacceptable, there is a process agreed upon to ensure that a suitable candidate is appointed.Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat JagdeoPresident Granger has been holding strong that Article 161 (2) of the Constitution of Guyana prescribes for the Chairman of the Elections Commission to be “a person who holds or who has held office as a judge of a court…or who is qualified to be appointed as any such judge, or any other fit and proper person…”Having interpreted “fit and proper” to mean any group of qualified persons, the Opposition Leader in December submitted his first list, nominating the following persons: Attorney Christopher Ram, Conflict Resolution Specialist Lawrence Lachmansingh, (retired) Major General Norman McLean, Business executive Ramesh Dookhoo, Indian Rights Activist Rhyaan Shah, and History Professor James Rose for the post at the helm of GECOM.The Head of State rejected the list, saying that the nominees have to be a judge, retired judge, or possess qualifications to be a judge, as well as not be an activist or member of any political party.Following weeks of impasse, Jagdeo finally agreed to return to the drawing board, and submitted a new list of nominees, comprising: retired Justice of Appeal BS Roy; retired Justice William Ramlall; former Magistrate Oneidge Walrond-Allicock; Attorneys Kashir Khan and Nadia Sagar; and businessman and pilot, Captain Gerald Gouveia.President Granger rejected this second list as well, saying it was “unacceptable” and that ALL of the nominees should be a judge, retired judge, or qualified to be a judge. The President has argued that he needs to have options on the list, so all of the nominees have to be qualified within his outlined criteria.In the meantime, local businessman Marcel Gaskin had moved to the High Court back in March to challenge the constitutionality of President David Granger’s reasoning behind his rejection of the Opposition Leader’s first list of six nominees for the GECOM Chairmanship post.In the court action, Gaskin sought from the Court a declaratory order on the meaning of Article 161(2). The businessman, who is the brother of Business Minister Dominic Gaskin, wanted to know whether the list of nominees to be submitted by the Opposition Leader must include a judge, a retired judge or a person qualified to be a judge, as being claimed by the President.Acting Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire, SC, overruled the President’s interpretation of the Constitution, finding that there is no particular preference for the appointment of persons within the Judiciary for the GECOM chairmanship.In her determination, Justice George-Wiltshire found that there was no valid argument to support the idea that the Chairman should be a judge, former judge, or person eligible to be a judge; and noted that persons from each category are equally eligible for the post.The Chief Justice pointed out that the word “any” in the other category, “…any other fit and proper person”, widens the category, and “does not restrict the qualification or profession” from which the nominee should be drawn. She added that there was no mandatory category, and all the categories have equal weight. read more

Video handson setup and testing of Google Chromecast

first_imgThe Google Chromecast was only announced on Wednesday, but unlike the new Nexus 7, this product is already reaching consumers. Google does not have a good track record when it comes to the living room — Google TV and the Nexus Q have been failures this far. But maybe this is finally it. The Chromecast could be Google’s living room win.Setting up the device is pretty straightforward. Plug it into an HDMI port, run the power cable into the back, and switch inputs. You can set up the device from the Chromecast app on Android, or from any web browser. You will need to be on the same local WiFi network as the Chromecast to set it up, and note that a VPN will also interfere.The app should instantly see a new Chromecast on the network waiting to be configured. You can choose a unique name for each Chromecast, which is helpful if you have more than one in the house. Then you’ve got to input the WiFi password on your device. There is no interface on the Chromecast to interact with, so the app will push the wireless settings over to the device.Your Chromecast will try to connect to whichever network your phone or tablet is on, but it doesn’t support 5GHz wireless N even though plenty of phones do. The app does not make this clear, so you’ll have to manually change it to the 2.4GHz band on a dual-band router. I’ve seen the connection step fail a few times for no apparent reason, but it always connects eventually.When you are connected, all compatible apps will display the Chromecast button at the top. This will toggle the app into Chromecast mode, thus sending its media to the TV. Both audio and video are routed to your TV and don’t play on the phone or tablet itself.At this point, your phone or tablet is simply a remote control. It can be asleep, running a game, or in another room, and the media will continue to play. The content is actually pulled down from the cloud by the Chromecast — not beamed from the device. That results in a slight delay when controlling the Chromecast, but allows your device to be more usable while you’re watching.Netflix interactions are delayed by about a second when you pause, stop playback, or change the volume. YouTube is a smidgen faster, and Google Play Music is almost instantaneous. Everything that’s supported officially at launch is very stable.The beta “tab casting” works reliably, but there is still a lot of delay — on the order of two seconds or more. You will actually have to click on things in the Chrome window to make use of this feature, so it’s a little more annoying than the lag in Netflix or YouTube. That said, it works and opens up a ton of possibilities for the Chromecast.The only bug I’m seeing is showing up on the Nexus 4 (on Android 4.3) after Netflix has been used to access the Chromecast. Putting the phone to sleep for more than a few minutes seems to be causing it to freeze. A hard reboot is the only recourse at that point. I haven’t been able to reproduce this on other devices, so your mileage may vary.Chromecast is only $35, and it already does more out of the box than the Nexus Q did. The device is sold out at various online retailers, and Google is estimating 3-4 weeks for shipping right now. Whenever you do get a chance to buy a Chromecast, it’s worth trying out.last_img read more

Police in Northern Ireland recover ATM ripped from wall of building in

first_img Share80 Tweet Email 38,293 Views https://jrnl.ie/4593761 Short URL 60 Comments Tuesday 16 Apr 2019, 10:10 PM Police in Northern Ireland recover ATM ripped from wall of building in Antrim The latest in the recent spate of ATM thefts took place overnight in Bushmills. Updated Apr 16th 2019, 10:10 PM Last week, the PSNI made an appeal for the public’s help in tracing those responsible for the spate of ATM thefts.Detective chief inspector David Henderson said: ““Recent attacks on ATMs are impacting our communities on multiple levels. The livelihoods of our local businesses are being jeopardised by the thefts and they are forced to face the additional costs involved in repairing their premises. There’s been another ATM theft in Northern Ireland. This time a digger and tractor were set on fire in Bushmills, Co.Antrim. Special PSNI unit under pressure to start producing results as rural businesses left in fear of gangs responsible.More on @qnewsdesk – pics @McAuleySteven pic.twitter.com/Hhv3lBQoGQ— David Hunter (@davidhunter7) April 16, 2019center_img POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have recovered an ATM which was stolen from Bushmills in north Antrim in the early hours of this morning. The latest incident took place in Market Square in Bushmills with a digger again used to remove the cash machine from a wall.Detective Chief Inspector Dunny McCubbin has said the ATM is now being examined as part of their investigation into the robbery and appealed for anyone with information to contact detectives in Coleraine. Apr 16th 2019, 10:35 AM By Sean Murray Source: PSNI CC&G District/Twitter The populations served by the ATMs, which are often rural, are being denied access to cash facilities. Farmers and construction firms are suffering the loss of expensive equipment and machinery, a loss from which some will struggle to recover.A dedicated task force has been set up by the PSNI in relation to the thefts, with the figure of cash machines this year taken now in double figures. Gardaí are also investigating two such incidents, which took place in Castleblayney and Kingscourt.“We need communities to help be our eyes and ears,” Henderson added.  Source: David Hunter/Twitter Detectives appeal for info following theft of ATM in Market Sq, Bushmills in early hours of this morning. Phone 101 quoting ref 106 16/04/18 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. It is envisaged Market Sq will remain closed for some time. Motorists should seek alternative routes.— PSNI CC&G District (@PSNICCGDistrict) April 16, 2019 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Microsoft dévoile SQL Server 2012

first_imgMicrosoft dévoile SQL Server 2012Pour palier à l’augmentation des données, Microsoft dévoile SQL Server 2012, sa nouvelle technologie de base de données. Désormais est assurée la prise en charge des Big Data, ou gros volumes sur la plateforme de l’éditeur.Microsoft dévoile cette semaine SQL Server 2012, en version finale comme l’indique L’informaticien. Avec cette nouvelle version , l’éditeur compte se poser plus que jamais en challenger d’Oracle. “Lors des TechDays début février , nous avons annoncé que notre part de marché sur le segment des bases de données était de 42% en volume, devant celle d’Oracle. En valeur, Oracle reste devant nous du fait de notre politique de prix beaucoup plus agressive” explique Jérôme Trédan, directeur des serveurs et plates-formes de cloud chez Microsoft France. “Avec cette septième édition de SQL Server, nous avons désormais pour objectif de concurrencer Oracle sur le terrain des systèmes critiques.”Cette nouvelle version, hormis sa politique tarifaire estimée par Microsoft à trois fois moindre que celle d’Oracle, supportera les Big Data, ces gros packs de données non structurées et maintenant monnaie commune en entreprises. La plateforme sera aussi bien locale qu’externalisée avec le soutien de la solution cloud Windows Azure.La structure de la solution a été également revue et nettoyée comme l’affirme Ritchie Houtmeyers, le responsable pour SQL Server en Belgique et au Luxembourg: “Les données sont générées plus rapidement et plus facilement. Quelle que soit la taille ou le type de vos données, elles peuvent être aisément gérées sur la plateforme SQL Server qui fournit des fonctions familières et des indications destinées à l’entreprise très pratiques, et ainsi permet à l’entreprise de réaliser de rapides progrès.”À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Avec SQL Server 2012, nous avons ajouté un composant, appelé PowerView, qui permet d’explorer les données selon des modèles métier définis en amont, de les visualiser, puis des les sauvegarder dans Sharepoint et les exporter vers PowerPoint”, détaille Jean-Marc Monfort, chef de produit SQL Server chez Microsoft France. Toujours en matière de traitement de données, Microsoft a également mis à jour sa couche de Master Data Management, et introduit un outil (Data Quality Services) dessiné pour nettoyer et gérer ainsi la qualité des données. “Il permet par exemple de vérifier qu’une adresse est correctement formulée en se basant sur un référentiel”, complète Jean-Marc Monfort. Les gains de vitesse lors de l’exécution de requêtes serait au final de l’ordre d’une augmentation de 300%. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 sera disponible dès le 1er avril prochain en version commerciale et pour le moment est accessibles aux entreprises dans une version de test finale.Le 8 mars 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

OBITUARY Edward J Gillis 93

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Edward J. Gillis, age 93, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away on April 14, 2019.Ed was born in Boston, MA on March 21, 1926; he was the son of the late Malcolm and Anne (Connors) Gillis. Ed was raised in the “Federal Gardens” section of Wilmington and enjoyed “hanging out” at Jinx Pond. Ed was educated in the Wilmington School Systems before enlisting in the United States Navy during WWII.Ed’s active Military duties began on September 20, 1943 as a Apprentice Seaman; he served all over the Asiatic Pacific and was involved in the Battle of Iwo Jima. Ed was part of the 133rd Naval Construction Battalion who were involved with constructing air strips. Ed was honorably discharged in 1946 and re-enlisted as a Machinist’s Mate Third Class to continue to serve the country throughout the rest of World War II. Ed received many commendations for his fine service including the Purple Heart, World War II Victory Medal, America Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal with 1 Bronze Star and the Good Conduct Medal. Ed was honorably discharged in February of 1948 and returned home to his family in Wilmington.Ed was the beloved of 64 years to the late Catherine “Kay” (Dunn) Gillis, father of Edward Gillis & his wife Nancy of Ipswich, Kathy Warford & her husband Jack, John Gillis & his wife Maryann, Tom Gillis & his wife Maureen all of Wilmington and Ann Chleapas & her husband Jim of North Andover. He was “Dad Gillis” to his grandchildren Jack Warford & wife Jes, the late Shane Warford, Michael Warford & wife Carolyn, Rory Warford & wife Aimee, Annie Baldassari & husband Bob, Brendan Warford, Tom Warford & wife Amanda, Eileen Warford, Shana Warford, Katie Ware & husband Paul, John Gillis & wife Caitlin, Matthew Gillis & wife Sarah, Kelly Schofield & husband Steve, Kerry Rodenhiser & husband Jason, Samantha Gillis, Laura Gillis, Benjamin Gillis, John Chleapas, Kathryn Chleapas & her fiancé Christhian Tejada, Bill Chleapas and great-grandchildren Jake, Anna, Ava, Keira, Meghann, Landon, Logan, Aurora, Brayden, Finn, Ryleigh, Brooke, John, Mackenzie, Michael, John, Matthew, Jack, Summer and Hailey. Brother of Richard Gillis & wife Joyce of Lexington, the late John Gillis & late wife Beverly, the late James “Buddy” Gillis & wife Margaret “Peg” formerly of Wilmington, the late Mary V. Gillis, the late Mary Gillis, the late Eleanor Cameron & husband Bill of Wilmington and the late George Gillis & wife Dottie of North Reading.Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, April 20th from 10:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Graveside Service with Military Honors at 1:00 p.m. in the Veteran’s Section of Wildwood Cemetery, 233 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington.In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s memory may be made to the Local Heroes, Inc., P.O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.Edward J. Gillis(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Charles G. Reekie, 88In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of April 14, 2019)In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Edward A. Conrad, 90In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Are Orangetheory workouts better than just hitting the gym

first_img Share your voice Post a comment Is Orangetheory Fitness the secret to getting in shape? Orangetheory Fitness Heart-rate training is backed by an impressive amount of science and it really can be the key ingredient for fitness success. That’s why many fitness studios use heart-rate training as the basis of their workout programs — but one studio in particular has a massive nationwide following due to its supposed effectiveness. The first Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) opened in 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and nine years later, the company is still opening new locations all over the country. The founders of OTF call it the “multi-vitamin of metabolic training” and say that everything OTF comprises is what you need to “burn fat at the highest level.” Here’s how it works and why it might be the key to torching body fat. The ‘theory’ behind Orangetheory FitnessOTF is based on something called excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), a concept that refers to your body’s increased intake of oxygen after physical activity. It’s colloquially referred to as the “afterburn.” The afterburn effect occurs after any sort of strenuous activity, but some research suggests that high-intensity training produces the longest-lasting and most significant EPOC. OTF uses a strategy comprised of five heart-rate training zones: orangetheory-heart-rate-zonesThe five zones Orangetheory Fitness uses to program workouts. Orangetheory Fitness During a one-hour long OTF workout, the goal is to spend at least 12 minutes in the orange zone (zone four) or in zones four and five combined. For each minute you spend in the orange zone or higher, you earn one “splat point.”OTF measures your splat points using OTbeat, a chest-strap monitor that measures your heart rate. Members can see real-time data during the workouts, which can enable them to push harder and reach the coveted orange zone. The connected OTbeat fitness app tracks results and progress over time. OTF claims that earning all 12 splat points will result in an increased metabolic rate for up to 36 hours post-exercise. What’s the orange zone and why is it important?The orange zone is simply OTF’s designation for the 84% to 91% range of your max heart rate. It’s the basis for OTF training because that 84% mark is supposedly the point at which your body starts to burn fat more efficiently and helps EPOC kick in. So, does it really work? Yes and no: Science is hardly ever black and white. The answer is yes, OTF works because the workouts are intense. They jack your heart rate up and work your whole body — everything a workout should do when you’re looking to get in and out in an hour.You can certainly burn a lot of calories during OTF. The company says participants will burn an estimated 500 to 1,000 calories each class. But the answer is also no, or perhaps not as well as OTF and its evangelists makes it seem. Getting all 12 splat points can definitely produce some EPOC and keep your metabolism burning faster after the workout. But the actual scale of those benefits is tiny, and the 36-hour idea is definitely a stretch: Research suggests that no matter the type of exercise, oxygen consumption is only greater for about an hour after exercise.  orangetheory-1Research on the “afterburn” varies, but OTF uses valid science to program its classes. Plus, they offer classes for all fitness levels and make the workout environment motivational. Orangetheory Fitness Research on EPOC and extra calories burned after exercising varies greatly. For instance, scientists have found study participants to burn as many as 190 extra calories over 14 hours following a workout and as few as 12 extra calories. In fact, studies that compared high-intensity training, sprint intervals and continuous steady-state exercise have found that the oxygen consumption values for each exercise modality don’t differ much. That means you could essentially get the same results (as far as EPOC is concerned) by doing OTF or slowly jogging a few miles. There are no clinical trials that examine OTF specifically for its effects on EPOC or metabolism. So while the training concept is based on valid science, there’s currently no definitive evidence to support OTF’s claims, especially the 36-hour thing. Even the study that showed 14-hour EPOC had participants exercise at an intense level for a full 45 minutes. During OTF, you only aim to reach that level for 12 minutes.  3:45 Now playing: Watch this: 0center_img Science aside, OTF works because it’s fun. It’s high-energy and the classroom environment is motivating. The workouts also vary, so it’s hard to get bored with OTF. Plus, you can get drenched in sweat in just one hour, which is often hard to do when you go to a traditional gym by yourself. It also caters to all fitness levels. The studios offer three different levels: Walking, jogging and running. All three are designed to help people of different abilities reach the orange zone, so you can achieve the coveted afterburn whether you’re a total beginner or a fitness call regular.Additionally, many people find success with OTF because they can stay consistent with it. And the best workout is always going to be the one you can stick to.  5 reasons why fitness trackers don’t guarantee you’ll… Tags Fitnesslast_img read more

Rockstar apologizes to GTA Online players with 500000

first_imgAs expected, the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online last week wasn’t as smooth as players or Rockstar would have liked. The game still didn’t work properly three days after launch, and technical problems persisted with the worst so far probably being random character wipes.Rockstar knows there’s a lot of frustrated players out there, and has decided to apologize with a large deposit of cash. Not real cash, mind, but virtual GTA$ deposited into each player’s account.This so called stimulus package will see $500,000 deposited into your GTA Online bank account before the end of the month. Those deposits should start appearing as early as next week, though, and will actually involve two deposits of $250,000 each. Rockstar says it’s necessary to split the half million in two so as not to unbalance the in-game economy.There’s a couple of pre-requisites for receiving the cash donation. First of all you need to have logged in and played GTA Online at some point this month (October 2013). Also, the deposits won’t happen until you have updated your game with the 1.04 patch, which will be released next week and aims to fix a number of issues including lost vehicle purchases.So as soon as the patch is announced you need to download and apply it to your copy of the game. After that, it’s just a case of waiting for the first $250,000 to automatically appear in your account.last_img read more

American national collapses on ground while playing cricket dies

first_imgKolkata: An American national collapsed while playing cricket with local boys and was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead on the arrival in Durgapur on Thursday.Timothi Patrick (32) was staying in Durgapur since October last year with his wife Hannah. He worked with a multinational company and came to India for some business. He had to stay in India till 2021. He was staying in a rented flat at the ward number 21 in Durgapur police limits. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAs Timothi and Hannah were living in Durgapur for almost a year, they had got familiarised with local residents. They often interacted with them and sometimes Timothi played cricket with them. On Thursday afternoon, when local youths were playing cricket with Timothi, he suddenly collapsed on the ground. He was immediately rushed to a private hospital in Durgapur where he was declared dead on the arrival. The police were immediately informed. Upon getting the information of death of an American national here, Officer-in- Charge of the police station informed his superiors. Timothi’s body has been sent to Burdwan Medical College and Hospital for an autopsy. Meanwhile, the American Consulate was also informed about his death. According to a source, doctors suspect that Timothi suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while playing cricket with the local boys. But the exact cause of death will be ascertained after the autopsy examination. An unnatural death case has been initiated at the Durgapur police station. The police are keeping in touch with the American Consulate in Kolkata in this regard.last_img read more

Youth orchestra being ripped apart by internal strife

first_imgBy Andria KadesInternal clashes between board members at the Cyprus youth symphony orchestra are threatening their annual budget while parents fear the organisation is being led to destruction.The strife within the youth branch of the orchestra was discussed during the House culture and education committee where lawmakers described the goings-on as akin to cannibalism.Artistic director of the youth symphony orchestra Yiorgos Kountouris defended his decision to take his dispute over his contract to court as it did not include a clause that would allow him to renew his term.The orchestra is a government supported organisation under the wing of the education and culture ministry.Egli Pandelaki, the ministry’s permanent secretary said all art directors work on a six-year contract basis and Kountouris sought a legal route to ensure his term would be indefinite.As a member of the board, she said she had never participated in any board where there were that many complaints and people “ripping each other apart.”Kountouris however countered that the board of directors held a grudge against him and was trying to take revenge because he had refused to appoint specific persons in the past or sign off certain financial transactions.He also refused to cut back on the snacks offered to the young children while members of the board were enjoying gourmet sandwiches.He stressed he never sought to keep his position for life but wanted the right to be evaluated.According to Diko MP Nicolas Papadopoulos, the board has announced a tender for the position of artistic director, calling it a vengeful move to try to supplant Kountouris despite the fact that a week ago, the House committee had asked the board not to proceed with any such decision.He told reporters that if the board did not recall their decision, then the funds set to be approved to them during Friday’s plenum session would not be released.According to chairman of the House culture and education committee Kyriacos Hadjiyiannis, a new board is set to be appointed in six months anyway and there is no need to make rushed decision.Adamos Katsantonis, speaking on behalf of the parents said there were members of the board that were illegally in their positions for the past eight to 12 years.Although no one is irreplaceable, at the moment, Kountouris is not someone that can be replaced, Katsantonis told MPs.Hadjiyiannis added that the organisation could not be tarnished with problems such as these and lawmakers would not become spectators to a stubbornness that made problems worse instead of resolving them.“Cannibalising each other does not lead us anywhere.”You May LikeGalaxy S9Unbeatable Deals On Samsung Galaxy S9, See Prices Here!Galaxy S9Undothedelite.comMJ’s Ranked Teammates In Order From Worst To Bestthedelite.comUndoWorldemandYou’ll Know If Someone Is A Real Soldier If They Do These 15 ThingsWorldemandUndo Cypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoState Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoTwo days of music to dance toUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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