Ontario to set up new regulator for home builders after conflict of

TORONTO — The Ontario government will be setting up a stand-alone regulator to oversee the province’s home builders.Minister of Government and Consumer Services Tracy MacCharles says the move will mean removing responsibilities from the Tarion Warrant Corp., which has overseen nearly all facets of the home building sector for the past 40 years.MacCharles says Tarion has been responsible both for regulating builders and administering the province’s new home warranties, but the system lends itself to the perception of a conflict of interest.Housing affordability measures will be coming in Ontario’s spring budget: Charles SousaToronto home prices may jump 25% in 2017 with cycle starting to mirror others that ended badly: TD EconomicsThe average price of a home in Canada is now more than $500,000, thanks to two hot marketsShe says Tarion will effectively be split in half, maintaining administration of the warranty program while the government establishes a new regulator.In a statement, a spokeswoman for Tarion says the firm has “serious concerns” with the move.Legislation to establish the new regulator is expected to be introduced in the fall.MacCharles says the change is designed to improve accountability and transparency for home buyers.“Tarion is too far removed from government; its unique structure doesn’t give my ministry the same oversight tools that it has for our other administrative authorities,” MacCharles said in a speech to Toronto’s Empire club on Tuesday. “We believe that consumers can be better protected by giving government the lead in making rules and setting standards.”In November 2015, the government appointed Douglas Cunningham, the former associate chief justice of the Ontario Superior Court, to lead a review into consumer protections for new home owners.In MacCharles’ remarks, she acknowledged that Cunningham had found fault with Tarion’s complex structure and over-arching mandate, adding the retired judge had heard that both builders and homeowners questioned Tarion’s objectivity.In a statement sent to The Canadian Press on Tuesday, Tarion spokeswoman Laurie Stephens took issue with Cunningham’s recommendations.“We worry that the recommendations will have the effect of seriously weakening consumer protection; increasing costs for the administration and regulation of the warranty, new costs that ultimately new home buyers will have to pay; and creating barriers to entry for builders that could further impact a marketplace already struggling to keep pace with consumer demand,” said Stephens.Years earlier, the province’s ombudsman had slammed the private company in a report and described it as a “puppet of the building industry.”“If we were doing this in 2017, would we give an organization all these multiple roles? The short answer is no,” MacCharles said. “Why? Well, as Justice Cunningham noted in his final report, Tarion’s multiple roles and responsibilities can give rise to a perception of conflict of interest, and could result in actual conflicts of interest.” read more

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Annan set to receive accountability report on UN security in Iraq

The Secretary-General named a four-person panel last November to carry out a comprehensive study of the role of all individuals and UN entities involved in UN security in Iraq following a separate, independent investigation into the 19 August attack, which killed 22 people, including top envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello.”Once the report is in the hands of the Secretary-General it will be up to him to take administrative or disciplinary action as he deems appropriate,” Mr. Annan’s spokesman, Fred Eckhard, said at a press briefing.The Security in Iraq Accountability Panel’s report is based on the study of relevant internal documents and interviews with more than 140 people, some of who were debriefed more than once, Mr. Eckhard added.Last October, an independent probe headed by former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari concluded that “the current security management system is dysfunctional” and that “the UN security system failed adequately to analyze and utilize information made available to the system on threats against UN staff and premises.””The security awareness within the country team did not match the hostile environment. The observance and implementation of security regulations and procedures were sloppy and non-compliance with security rules commonplace,” the panel added.Mr. Eckhard said, “What now follows is for internal purposes: a detailed investigation of what happened, who took what decisions when, what procedures the United Nations followed. All of this [is] for the administrative purpose of correcting any procedures that need correcting and, if necessary, replacing some people responsible.”Meanwhile, the Secretary-General was asked this morning upon arriving at UN Headquarters in New York whether yesterday’s terror attacks in Iraq would delay the arrival of UN teams. “I hope not,” he said. “We are still hoping to go back to assist the Iraqis.” Calling the killings “tragic,” he voiced sympathy for the families of the victims while stressing that the incidents “will not impede us from our determination to help.” read more

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South Sudan UN mission reports five people injured in shooting at Juba

That shooting took place at a market area adjacent to the site where the UN provided civilians protection in Juba, the capital.Seriously wounded, four of the victims were taken to a clinic inside the UN site for medical treatment.“Another two displaced people were injured as they fled the scene of the shooting. UNMISS is investigating the incident,” stressed the UN Spokesperson during a press briefing today.Meanwhile, for the 6th consecutive day, UN aircrafts have been denied permission to land at the Mission’s county support base in the Upper Nile State town of Nassir by armed opposition forces.The amount of supplies for the UNMISS personnel stationed at the Nassir base is reaching critically low levels as a result of the inability to operate flights into Nassir, warned the Spokesperson.Since the beginning of the year, some 60,000 civilians have fled the country, mostly to Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda bringing the total number of people who fled since the start of the conflict December 2013 to 555,000. Some 1.5 million are internally displaced and more than 3.8 million – a third of the country’s population of 11 million – do not have sufficient food. read more

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Maintenance optimisation program shuts down competition

first_imgNew software that enables an optimal, streamlined approach to mine plant shutdown scheduling to fast track maintenance was the overall winner at the recent Curtin Commercial Innovation Awards, resulting in A$15,000 for its inventors.Shutdown maintenance optimisation was a research project involving Curtin researchers Associate Professor Ryan Loxton, Dr Reza Parand, Dr Yufei Sun, Mr Chongyi Liu and Mr Praveen Jayakumari. The project was initiated and funded by Linkforce Engineering, one of the largest engineering services companies in Western Australia.Associate Professor Loxton explained the project team developed unique mathematical algorithms for scheduling maintenance activities in mine plant shutdowns.“Scheduling shutdowns is currently a time-consuming manual process. These algorithms take just seconds to run and consider a range of factors such as activity workflow, plant access restrictions, safety regulations, and personnel and equipment availability with the aim of creating an optimal schedule that minimises maintenance downtime,” Loxton said.Linkforce Engineering is currently developing a professional shutdown planning system based on the Curtin team’s algorithms, and is exploring commercialisation opportunities across the mining and resource sectors.last_img read more

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Labors perfect storm

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Two prominent figures in the broad coalition wanting a change of federal government, believe asylum seekers’ well-being is at the core of their different roles. But there couldn’t be more polarity in their response to the ALP’s new policy.“Australia can’t accept everyone who wants to live here. We need a response that is fair, has integrity and is consistent with the safety of human lives. Maria Vamvakinou“You don’t protect people by turning them back, you protect refugees by providing safe alternatives. Kon KarapanagiotidisChampion of asylum seekers’ rights Kon Karapanagiotidis, founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Melbourne, believes the move is a failure of Bill Shorten’s leadership, and that history will condemn him for “following the Liberal Party in a race to the bottom”, while Labor MP Maria Vamvakinou says turning back the boats is a solution consistent with the most crucial issue – that of saving lives.While Labor is likely to go to the next election saying it will “stop the boats” as effectively as Tony Abbott, its policy also commits it to doubling the refugee intake to 27,000, ending Temporary Protection Visas and increasing funding to the UNHCR, the UN’s refugee agency, by $450 million.Maria Vamvakinou, who chairs the Joint Standing Committee on Migration, says the “60 million people on the move around the world” is a problem faced by the global community, and Labor’s turnaround is simple common sense.“No country has found a solution to this problem, as I witnessed on my recent trip to Greece where I saw recent boat arrivals in their hundreds sleeping in parks,” Ms Vamvakinou told Neos Kosmos.“Australia can’t accept everyone who wants to live here. We need a response that is fair, has integrity and is consistent with the safety of human lives. “The simple truth is that when boats were not allowed to land on Australian shores, they stopped coming. Whilst this may seem a brutal statement, the evidence is clear.”1,500 deaths at sea prior to the Abbott government’s intervention she added was “unacceptable”, and that any policy that encouraged people to enter Australia illegally by sea was inhumane.“Labor’s new policy is to double our refugee intake and invest properly in regional and international efforts to deal with a serious global issue,” she said.“These points are often overlooked by those who want to talk only about boats. This is a complex issue that requires a firm and holistic response.”Kon Karapanagiotidis unsurprisingly takes a different view. He says the plight of those seeking a safe haven on Australian shores is a moral issue and both the government and the ALP cannot guarantee that turning back people on boats would not render them to danger and death elsewhere.“When we talk about people being turned back at sea, we’re not talking about boats; we’re talking about human beings,” he says.“We need to be asking, why is it a tragedy when people drown in our seas, but not a tragedy when we turn people back to drown in more distant seas to drown somewhere else, or to die at the hands of a torturer.“You don’t protect people by turning them back, you protect refugees by providing safe alternatives.”Karapanagiotidis said he welcomed Labor’s pledge to increasing the refugee intake and ending Temporary Protection Visas but added he would have preferred a doubling of the refugee intake taking effect immediately, not over 10 years as proposed.“If you’re going to stop people getting onto boats – because remember people only take boats because it’s the safest option they have available to them, as sad or awful as that is – you need those places now, not in 10 years time,” he said.Asked about the Greek Australian community’s response to the immigration polices of both major parties, in a stinging rebuke, Karapanagiotidis said much of the community was conservative, and chose to disassociate with refugees.“We are now living in a country where all the things that have helped make this country great – Greek immigration, multiculturalism – are the things that both parties are failing to protect and stand up for,” he said“We come from refugee blood, we should be proud of it.”What’s clear from the debate within Labor, is that the issue will be fought and argued over until the next election. The impact of that fight will resonate for years to come.last_img read more

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La loutre de retour outreManche la miraculée recolonise son territoire

La loutre de retour outre-Manche : la miraculée recolonise son territoireRoyaume-Uni – Les autorités environnementales britanniques annoncent un regain de la population de loutres dans tout le pays, d’où l’animal avait pourtant bien failli disparaître. Une prospérité retrouvée pour un sympathique petit animal des cours d’eau d’Europe : la population de loutres des îles britanniques, renaissant de ses cendres, se fortifie continuellement, à tel point que l’Agence environnementale nationale prévoit qu’elle aura recouvré son niveau initial dans moins de vingt ans.À lire aussiLa Méditerranée est officiellement la mer la plus polluée par le plastiqueAu bord de l’extinction dans tout le Royaume-Uni dans les années 1970, à cause de l’utilisation massive de pesticides chimiques polluant les cours d’eau, l’animal a bénéficié de l’interdiction de beaucoup de ces produits et des efforts d’assainissement. Dans de nombreuses rivières du sud-ouest, comme la Wye (Pays de Galles), les populations sont à leur maximum (naturellement limitées par le comportement territorial des loutres). Le mammifère est désormais présent dans tous les comtés, sauf le Kent.”La loutre est au sommet de la chaîne alimentaire, et sa présence est un bon indicateur de la santé de nos rivières”, a dit Paul Raven, responsable de la conservation et de l’écologie à l’Agence de l’environnement. Le 18 octobre 2010 à 18:39 • Emmanuel Perrin read more

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EtatsUnis une série de tornades sabat sur le Texas

first_imgEtats-Unis : une série de tornades s’abat sur le TexasLa ville de Dallas et ses environs au Texas ont été frappés par une dizaine de tornades mardi. Elles ont infligé d’importants dégâts et fait au moins 17 blessés.La saison des tornades a débuté tôt cette année aux Etats-Unis et les phénomènes continuent de faire d’importants dégâts. Dans la journée de mardi, une dizaine de tornades ont balayé le Texas et en particulier la ville de Dallas et ses environs. Accompagnés de grêle, les tourbillons ont projeté des voitures dans le ciel et ont emporté les toits de plusieurs bâtiments. L’une des tornades a même projeté en l’air des camions comme de simples jouets à Dallas, a déclaré un chauffeur routier qui a filmé les débris divers pris dans le phénomène.Dans la journée, les services météo américains ont ainsi lancé l’alerte sur leur site et exhorté les gens de ne pas sortir : “Urgence tornade. Deux tornades touchent actuellement la région de Dallas-Fort Worth. Abritez-vous!”. Mais les phénomènes se sont multipliés dans cette zone qui compte plus de six millions habitants et sur laquelle se sont abattus des grêlons gros parfois comme des balles de baseball. Sept personnes ont d’ailleurs été blessées dans la banlieue d’Arlington, indique la police. Si celles-ci ne sont que peu atteintes, une personne a été blessée par la chute d’un arbre et se trouve aujourd’hui dans un état critique.A Lancaster, au sud de Dallas, les tornades ont endommagé 300 structures. Sur les dix personnes blessées à Lancaster, deux sont dans un état sérieux. Le bilan provisoire se porte ainsi à 17 blessés mais aucun mort n’a pour l’heure a été recensé. Outre les dégâts matériels, les tornades ont également causé de sérieuses perturbations dans le trafic aérien. “Durant la tempête, tous les avions ont été cloués au sol à l’aéroport international de Dallas-Fort Worth, le huitième au monde en termes de trafic”, a déclaré un porte-parole de la compagnie American Airlines. L’aéroport n’a été rouvert qu’en fin d’après-midi. Une année qui s’annonce meurtrière À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?De même, plus de 110 appareils ont été endommagés par la grêle et 400 départs ont été annulés, tandis que 40 vols attendus ont été déroutés vers d’autres destinations, a ajouté l’aéroport dans un communiqué relayé par l’AFP. Après son passage dans la région de Dallas, la tempête s’est orientée vers les Etats d’Oklahoma, de l’Arkansas et de la Louisiane. Depuis le début de l’année, les tornades ont fait 57 morts dans le Middle West et dans le sud des Etats-Unis. Des chiffres qui laissent craindre que l’année 2012 sera peut-être aussi meurtrière que 2011, année la plus meurtrière en près d’un siècle avec 550 morts. Le 4 avril 2012 à 18:46 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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I want a great team Favre

first_imgNew Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has revealed he wants a great team and will have it.The new coach was unveiled to the media at a press conference on Friday. He spoke of his plans for his new team as well as his ambitions for the club, saying his team must be able to adapt, counter and play intelligently.Favre has been on the radar of Dortmund for the past two years but he has been under contract with French side OGC Nice during that period.But the former German Bundesliga champions have finally gotten their man and will be hoping he improves their chances ahead of the 2018-19 season after a somewhat disappointing 2017-1 8 season.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Of course we would like through to play through the entire team, starting each play with our goalkeeper but we have to be able to play high up the pitch and counter-attack. A great team must be able to counter the opponent,” Favre told reporters, via Bundesliga.The Swiss tactician is highly regarded for his fast tempo style of play in the Bundesliga having had successful spells as the manager of Hertha Berlin and Borussia Monchengladbach.Dortmund Sporting Director, Michael Zorc told reporters: “Lucien has a very clear style of play, his teams always find the balance between attack and defence and that should help our team a lot this season.”last_img read more

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Thieves burglarize Southwest MiamiDade bakery

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Some crooks were caught on camera burglarizing a Southwest Miami-Dade bakery.The surveillance video shows a man and a woman ripping several cash registers from the counter before taking off.It happened at a Rico Bakery on the corner of Southwest 22nd Avenue and Fifth Street in Miami, back in November.Police said the two thieves smashed through a window, causing more than $1,000 in damages.If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Calista director Colonel Wayne Don denies allegations against him

first_imgAlaska Army National Guard Col. Wayne Don pledges the Oath of Office after being promoted to full colonel on July 14, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Sgt. David Bedard/ U.S. Army)The Calista Regional Native Corporation is trying to get rid of its former chairman, and it’s not entirely clear why.Listen nowIn a press release last week, Calista’s Board of Directors accused Colonel Wayne Don of interfering with an internal investigation, improperly issuing orders to Calista employees, and threatening Calista CEO Andrew Guy. They voted to publicly censure him last week.The allegations came as a surprise to many of Don’s supporters. Born and raised in Mekoryuk, Don is a well-respected colonel in the Alaska Army National Guard. For his part, Don says that none of the three allegations against him actually happened, which is why he won’t resign.“Why would somebody subject themselves to this when they otherwise had a positive, very good reputation?” Don said. “Other than the fact of my convictions and my sense of service.”Don and his attorney tell a very different story, one that involves the #MeToo Movement and a CEO’s slow response. In 2017, when Don was still serving as the board’s Chairman, he says that Calista was conducting an internal investigation of one of its employees. Don would not elaborate on the nature of that investigation, but his attorney Sam Fortier did.“An employee had engaged in, basically, a rather significant ‘me too’ moment. In fact, a series of moments,” Fortier said.Fortier said that the unnamed Calista employee had repeatedly sexually harassed a woman who worked for a potential Calista vendor. The woman reported it to CEO Andrew Guy in August 2017. Calista’s employee policies require leadership to respond immediately to allegations like this, but Fortier says that nothing happened.The woman reported the harassment again a few weeks later, this time to Calista’s Human Resources Department, and Calista promptly launched an internal investigation. Fortier said that a few members of Calista’s middle management were concerned about Andrew Guy’s failure to respond the woman’s first complaint, and Don said that they approached him with their concerns.“There are specific provisions within the employee handbook which allow employees to come directly to the chairman of the board if there is an issue that involves the president,” Don said.Don said that he did not interfere with Calista’s internal investigation, like the board claims, or give any employees directives that he shouldn’t have. The investigation wrapped up in November 2017, and Fortier said the corporation found that their employee had repeatedly sexually harassed the woman. They quickly fired him.Toward the end of November, Don organized a board meeting of his own to discuss CEO Andrew Guy’s failure to act on the woman’s complaints. That meeting is at the center of the board’s allegation that Don threatened Guy. His attorney, Fortier, said that didn’t happen. Instead, he says that Don contacted Guy before the meeting on the advice of two different attorneys that he’d consulted. A few of the employees who had originally talked to Don about the CEO’s lack of response to the initial complaint were worried about getting fired; Don advised Guy not to retaliate against them.The board meeting Don called was surprisingly short. Right after it started, Fortier said that one board member made a “motion to adjourn.” Another board member seconded it, and in accordance with Calista’s protocols, that brought the meeting to a standstill. Andrew Guy’s alleged failure to report sexual harassment was never discussed.Over the next few months, Don said that he started noticing tension among his fellow board members. Then Calista’s Governance Committee unanimously decided that Don had reneged on his duties as a board member. The committee is comprised of Don’s fellow board members, and its members are Earl Samuelson Sr., Willie Kasayulie, Paul George Guy, Johnny Evan and Robert L. Beans.In March, the board narrowly voted, six to five, to remove Wayne Don from his chairmanship and recommended that he resign.Don’s attorney claims that these attempts to push Don out are entirely political and made by board members allied with Andrew Guy.“Wayne has been crucified in order to try to maintain a sense of dignity and order within Calista,” Fortier said. “[He] did everything you’re supposed to do in compliance with your fiduciary duties and more, and this is what he gets for it.”This wouldn’t be the first time that Calista’s leadership was shaken by sexual harassment allegations. In 2016, a former Calista employee filed a lawsuit against both Calista and its former CEO, Matthew Nicolai, who she accused of sexually harassing her. Calista fired Nicolai for this behavior back in 2010. Andrew Guy is his successor.In an interview with KYUK, Calista spokesperson Thom Leonard said that he had no knowledge of the specific allegations against Don, or Don’s version of the story. The corporation also released a statement on Monday afternoon which reiterated claims that Don had acted improperly and implied that he may not be telling the truth about what happened. It says that board members “shall not knowingly disseminate false or misleading information.”Despite the public censure and controversy, Wayne Don still refuses to resign from Calista’s board.“I continue to try to serve the best I can,” Don said. “I have to try to put this this particular issue behind for the shareholders’ benefit and focus on the positive things that we’re charged with doing.”Don said he hopes to continue to serve the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to the best of his ability. He is up for reelection by Calista’s shareholders in 2019.last_img read more

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What Does The States Population Growth Mean For The Future Of Texas

first_imgListen Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /10:01 The population of the state of Texas grew by nearly 400,000 people in the last year, according to estimates just released by the U.S. Census Bureau.What does that mean for the future of Texas?Steve Murdock mulls it over with Houston Matters host Craig Cohen. Murdock is a professor of sociology at Rice University and the former State Demographer of Texas.Murdock tells us how the U.S. Census Bureau come up with numbers like this, since the actual census only happens every ten years. He says the Census Bureau uses information from a variety of sources, including birth and death data and information on migration.According to the figures, the state’s overall population climbed to 28.3 million people, reaching that mark somewhere between July 2016 and July 2017. The 2010 Census had the Texas population at 25.1 million people. Texas was the seventh fastest growing state in the nation at a rate of 1.4 percent.The numbers do not include the impact on the population in the wake of Harvey. X last_img read more

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Netflix Spent 12 Billion on Content in 2018 Analysts Expect That to

first_img Popular on Variety Some analysts have expressed concern that Netflix will lose access to content from Disney, WarnerMedia and others, and will need to find a way to replace it. But there’s no reason to worry, according to Nathanson: With the exception of the combined Disney-20th Century Fox, “the rest of the media industry is more than happy to sell Netflix whatever they want as long as the bid is high enough and the check clears.”Pictured above: “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” Netflix also released a bunch of (unverifiable) viewing metrics, including claiming that “Bird Box” is on track to be viewed by 80 million subscribers in the first four weeks after its Dec. 21 release.A more convincing demonstration of Netflix’s belief that it has strong momentum on the originals front was that it raised prices of streaming plans in the U.S. and some Latin American markets. Analysts expect that to add between $1 billion-$1.4 billion in incremental revenue for 2019, depending on churn prompted by the increase. For example, Netflix’s Standard plan (two HD streams) is increasing from $10.99 to $12.99 per month for new subscribers, with the new price taking effect for existing customers over Q1 and Q2.“The future U.S. pricing narrative is convincing as Netflix continues to excel in content procurement and discovery,” MoffettNathanson’s Michael Nathanson wrote in a research note Friday.Netflix shares fell 4% Friday after the Q4 report. Despite beating subscriber and earnings estimates, the company missed on the top line and issued Q1 financial guidance that fell short of expectations. In addition, the company’s forecast for U.S. paid sub net adds was lower than analysts anticipated, suggesting growth will be dampened by the price hike.Netflix’s model remains a bet that it can keep growing its worldwide streaming base — which stood at 139.3 million paid subs at the end of 2018 — to not only pay current content bills but also the programming costs it’s on the hook for years in the future. Netflix’s content obligations are estimated to be over $20 billion as of the end of 2018, most of which isn’t on the balance sheet because they’re payments due a year or more out. (And, at some point, Netflix should start paying off debt.)One technical note on Netflix’s content accounting: The company amortizes content on an “accelerated basis,” prorated according to historical and estimated viewing patterns. On average, Netflix says, more than 90% of a licensed or produced streaming content asset is expected to be amortized within four years after the first month it starts streaming. So Netflix’s cash outlay for content is front-loaded, as it builds a library of originals that will live on the service for years. For example, season one of “Stranger Things” (bowed in July 2016) will largely have been expensed by the time season three drops this summer, even as the freshman run continues to deliver value to Netflix. Netflix’s binge-spending on content isn’t expected to slow down.The streamer spent a whopping $12.04 billion in cash on content last year, up 35% from $8.9 billion in 2017, according to its fourth-quarter 2018 earnings report.For the year ahead, Wall Street analysts see that climbing 25% — to around $15 billion on a gross cash basis. Netflix will continue to burn cash, telling investors Thursday that it expects to record negative $3 billion in free cash flow in 2019 (similar to last year), and that it intends to continue to turn to debt markets to fund the spending rate. The company had $10.4 billion in long-term debt at the end of 2018, versus $6.5 billion year earlier.So when will Netflix take its foot off the gas pedal on content spending?After paying $15 billion for a “sustained ramp in its original content slate in ’19,” Netflix’s cash content spend growth will “moderate” in the years ahead, BMO Capital Markets analyst Daniel Salmon said in a research note. He anticipates Netflix’s content spending will hit $17.8 billion in 2020.center_img ×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 Meanwhile, as Netflix continues to write huge checks for programming, it also has massively increased marketing spending largely to promote those originals. Marketing costs grew 65% in 2018, to $2.37 billion. Analysts see that growing in 2019 — albeit less dramatically — by 22%, to nearly $2.9 billion.One reason Netflix is continuing to make big investments now is that it’s going to face serious new streaming competition from media giants Disney, WarnerMedia and NBCUniversal starting later this year. So it’s focusing on building out a wider moat instead of delivering profits, a strategy Wall Street continues to praise.“We believe [Netflix] could, if it chose, ramp margins more quickly by limiting growth in its substantial investment in global marketing and production, but it is (wisely) playing the long game,” Morgan Stanley’s Ben Swinburne wrote in a note Friday. The analyst reiterated an “overweight” rating on Netflix shares and set a $450 per share price target.Netflix declined to provide guidance on content spending (or any other line items) for 2019. For full-year 2018, Netflix recorded $7.53 billion in cash for content amortized in 2018, and “I think you can obviously expect that to grow and the trajectory should be pretty similar” for 2019, VP of investor relations Spencer Wang said on a video interview for investors and analysts following the release of Q4 results.Even with the higher content spending, Netflix has “committed” to boosting operating margin to 13% in 2018 (up from 10.2% for 2018 and 7.2% for 2017), Wang added.Netflix CEO Reed Hastings explained the strategy behind the sustained level of investment as fueling a “virtuous cycle”: “The more investment you’re putting in, the more people are finding content that they love and the more they have value in the service,” he said on Thursday’s Q4 investor interview.Originals launching on Netflix this year that it called out in the Q4 shareholder letter include “The Umbrella Academy,” a live-action series based on the superhero comic; J.C. Chandor’s heist-thriller film “Triple Frontier” starring Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac; Martin Scorsese’s crime drama “The Irishman”; Michael Bay actioner “6 Underground”; and Ryan Murphy’s “The Politician,” a music-driven comedy series starring Ben Platt. The company also has returning seasons of “The Crown,” “13 Reasons Why,” “La Casa de Papel,” “Elite” and breakout hit “Stranger Things,” which third season hits July 4.last_img read more

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This Introvert Entrepreneur Found the Courage to Network With 20000 People and

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. May 10, 2017 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global As a freelancer, I don’t get out much. This year, I decided to change that.When an invitation came to attend Collision in New Orleans, it seemed like the perfect fit. The timing was good and the conference looked amazing. It’s about tech, with special focus on women in tech; right up my alley.I aimed to rock this thing by dealing with potential issues in advance. Good planning, plenty of information and real commitment to not sweating the small stuff would help me make it through. Here’s my pre-conference checklist — and how it shook out in reality:1. Set goals.Before I said yes, I asked myself why I wanted to go to this thing. It was certain to be expensive,but would it be worth it?I decided to go for the opportunity to network and interview and write about people and technology I might not otherwise get the opportunity to learn about. My goal was to get a boost in readership with great stories that could lead to new opportunities.Reality: The jury is still out, but if my readership grows and I gain some new opportunities as a result, it was money and time well spent.Related: 5 Essential Tips on How to Get the Most Out of Conferences2: Find my tribe.With all the people attending, I had to know some of them, right? I hit social media to find out, and it turns out I did. In fact, some people I absolutely adore were going.Reality: It was more difficult than I anticipated to hook up with friends. We are all busy and going in different directions. I keep missing Ahn Nguyen and Rachel Moore somehow, and only passed Beki Winchel a few times, even though we shared a rental house! Still, knowing I had friends nearby helped put me at ease.Related: How Famed Entrepreneur Seth Godin Built His Tribe3. Research speakers.To make the most of my time, I decided how many interviews I could reasonably make, and prepared questions and discussion points tailored to each interviewee. There were some exciting people on my list.Reality: I wasted much of my advance research. With thousands of journalists in attendance, speakers had to budget their time. The list I made turned out to be useless. As we got closer to the conference, I was flooded with emails from people who chose me, and frankly, most of them were a great fit. I wanted to talk to women at the top of tech, and fantastic opportunities cropped up. I operated on instinct, had genuine conversations and picked up some great insights. The results might even be better than planned questions.Related: The 10-Step Routine Guaranteed to Prepare You For Your Next Big Event4. NetworkI began tweeting and posting using the conference hashtag weeks in advance, responding to people I don’t know who will be there, retweeting information from organizers, making new connections and plans to meet.Reality: I’m still hashtag retweeting like mad, but the real networking value is in face-to-face. Not even on purpose — just sharing space — I met dozens of writers and editors. I sat on a couch to rest and found myself accidentally eavesdropping on an interview with Rob Cox from Reuters. Sorry Rob. I couldn’t tear myself away. I tried to not be creepy.Related: 4 Ways to Organize a Conference That’s More Than Just Networking5. Conversation icebreakers.It’s not always easy to start or join a conversation, and I thought a working knowledge of New Orleans might come in handy. I am always surprised when people don’t know what etouffee is, because it’s crack to me. I cannot get enough. I found a travel guide to New Orleans that details the best places to find my favorite foods and describes the different areas of the city we’ll be close to.Reality: Knowledge came in handy during conversation, but I didn’t really need icebreakers. Everybody was there to network. Introductions came easy.Related: Break the Ice: 8 Networking Tips for Introverts6. Personal decisionsI work from home, I don’t have clothes! I obsessed over what I would wear. I shopped online for weeks, rejecting everything. I wanted to look professional without looking like I tried too hard. I bought things like false eyelashes and under-eye concealer.Reality: In the end, I decided to be 100 percent myself. I packed shorts and decent shirts. It’s usually hot in New Orleans, and there would be a lot of walking. I wanted to be comfortable. I decided not to wear makeup, because I don’t. People were dressed in everything from suits to shorts. Most people wore comfortable casuals. One guy rocked a striped shirt and pants with a crazy allover argyle pattern. Say what you will, it was memorable and got attention.There a few items that I wish I had brought:A big supply of breath strips/mints: But I did bring a whole pharmacopeia. My rolling laptop bag was packed with heartburn remedy, Pepto Bismol tablets, ibuprophen, gas pills, and Zyrtec. Just in case. The Big Easy is all about rich sauces and red beans.Wireless headphones: I’m easily distracted and not accustomed to a lot of activity. I would have been better prepared for last-minute interviews if I had found a corner in the journalist room and blocked out my surroundings with noise canceling headphones and rain sounds to get some work done.Comfier shoes: My flats are comfortable, but not enough. By the first afternoon, I wondered if it it too late to buy a Segway. Are those still a thing?Cash: The public transportation system and the parking lots at the convention center are cash-only and exact change. That would have been good to know in advance. I never carry cash.Mini laptop: My laptop serves as my desktop. It’s not made for travel. It has a 17.5 in screen and weighs eight pounds. I bought a small rolling bag, but it’s still pretty inconvenient. Everybody had a mini laptop, and they were obviously much easier to lug around. Toni McQuilken showed me her brand new Surface, and I’m envious!Umbrella: Why didn’t I bring an umbrella?? We’re having a monsoon. It’s chilly and windy and rainy…in New Orleans. In May.Spare phone battery: Mine dies too quickly, and always at the worst possible time. I wasn’t alone. The phone charging area remained packed.Better cell phone: The lighting in the dim cavern of the journalist lounge was easy on the eyes, which was great, but my cell phone has a terrible low-light camera that turned out to be useless. I had to wing it. Next time, I’ll choose a phone with a better camera.Related: 15 Conference Travel Tips to Reduce Stress and Save Time and MoneyNow that the conference is over, my best piece of advice is this: Know what you want to accomplish, and keep your eyes on the ball. Weigh the value of each presentation against your objectives and decide which ones to attend in context. Register Now » 7 min readlast_img read more

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MoviePrint create video thumbnail summaries

first_imgMoviePrint: create video thumbnail summaries by Martin Brinkmann on April 24, 2019 in Software – 8 commentsMoviePrint is a free open source program for Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh systems that creates thumbnail summaries of any number of video files.The program is not the first of its kind; we reviewed Video Thumbnail Maker in 2008, ImageGrab in 2010,  Auto Movie Thumbnailer in 2010, and the Macintosh exclusive Thumber in 2008.The first thing that you may notice is that MoviePrint is a huge application. The application has a zipped download size of 117 Megabytes (Windows) and 132 Megabytes (Mac) respectively. Large file sizes usually indicate the use of Electron, and that is the case here as well.The Windows version is provided as a zip archive that you need to extract. Run the program afterward. It will add a shortcut to the Start menu of Windows but opens without installation dialog.MoviePrintMoviePrint is simple to use, at least in its base configuration. Drag and drop one or multiple video files into the program interface to get started. The application parses the video, creates thumbnails automatically that depict scenes, and displays all thumbnails that it created in the end in the interface.The sidebar displays all loaded video files if you added more than one. You can add more videos at any time and switch between each using the sidebar menu.You can save any video summary creation with a click on the save button. MoviePrint saves the selection in the png format to the desktop by default; there is no confirmation or prompt. Individual thumbnails may also be saved.You may change the output format, size, and path in the program settings. Note that the file path gets embedded in the png file by default; you may change that in the settings as well and change the default save directory to the folder the video is stored in.The settings list customization options for the output. The program uses a 4×4 grid by default to display 16 thumbnails of the video. You may change that to any number between 1 and 20 for columns and rows. While it makes little sense to create a 1×1 grid, you may want to experiment a bit to find the perfect setting for your use cases.Other options provided include adding a header to the output image to display file path, file details or timeline information (all individually selectable), and to show frames or the timecode for each individual thumbnail.You can switch the default view to timeline view for each individual video. Timeline view displays each thumbnail next to each other which results in a display style that may work well for certain video files and not so well for others.Other customization options include defining custom ranges for the thumbnail creation and to select frames individually.Closing WordsMoviePrint is a well designed open source application to create video summaries from any type of video file. The program supports a good range of input formats, and works well even if you drop large movies into the interface. Customization options are available in abundance and should satisfy most users.The huge size is a minus in my opinion but that is the only thing that I find problematic. The developers promise that they don’t collect any data. Since it is open source, you may verify that claim by going through the source code.Now You: Do you use multimedia programs?Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 1 votes Software Name MoviePrintOperating System WindowsSoftware Category MultimediaLanding Page https://movieprint.fakob.com Advertisementlast_img read more

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National Decision Support Company Acquired by Change Healthcare

first_img Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more National Clinical Decision Support Company (NDSC) has an exclusive deal with the American College of Radiology (ACR) to provide medical imaging appropriate use criteria (AUC). January 18, 2018 — Change Healthcare announced the acquisition of National Decision Support Company (NDSC), a leader in cloud-based clinical decision support (CDS) software that delivers medical guidelines to the point of care in electronic medical record (EMR) systems. The addition of NDSC accelerates the efforts of Change Healthcare to leverage evidence-based clinical information and next-generation technologies to help reduce healthcare costs and ensure appropriate care.”We are singularly focused on helping customers address the big challenges in healthcare—achieving better outcomes, reducing costs, and creating an interconnected healthcare ecosystem. With NDSC, we’ve added strategic capabilities to accelerate our product roadmap and increase the value we provide to healthcare stakeholders,” said Neil de Crescenzo, president and chief executive officer (CEO), Change Healthcare. “NDSC puts clinical intelligence in the hands of physicians and other clinicians as they are delivering care. With ready access to medical guidelines, clinicians can make decisions that lead to better patient outcomes, improve efficiency, and optimize care paths based on world-class clinical expertise.”NDSC’s flagship offering, CareSelect Imaging, delivers evidence-based guidelines for medical imaging through an exclusive digital distribution license with the American College of Radiology (ACR). This relationship also puts the company in a position to help customers meet federal healthcare reform mandates requiring that clinicians consult appropriate use criteria (AUC) for imaging. NDSC’s current portfolio also includes CareSelect Choosing Wisely, founded on the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Choosing Wisely Initiative, and CareSelect Lab, based on a partnership with the Mayo Clinic. With a rapidly growing customer base of more than 500 provider organizations, NDSC is a proven technology platform for the delivery of guidance at the point of order.NDSC and the Change Healthcare InterQual team have used the NDSC platform to deliver industry leading clinical criteria to the point of care, leveraging real-time access to clinical data. The goal of this relationship is to streamline utilization management and authorization processes, which today are labor-intensive, redundant, and expensive.”We have forged a strong and complementary working relationship across our teams with a special, rarely attained energy,” said Michael Mardini, CEO, NDSC, who will continue leading the NDSC team within Change Healthcare as part of the company’s decision support portfolio. “We share a vision and passion for improving care delivery through innovative technology and common-sense process improvements. This strategic and cultural fit will accelerate the success of our combined organizations, and it expands our ability to deliver solutions that improve patient care and decrease cost across the payer and provider ecosystem.”The NDSC team will continue to operate from its offices in Madison, Wis. The NDSC acquisition also accelerates the expansion of Change Healthcare’s operations in Madison through the planned addition of other company operations there.Change Healthcare leverages software, analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services to enable better patient care through EMRs. Change acquired McKesson’s information technology division, including cardiology and radiology IT solutions, in 2017.  For more information: www.changehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more 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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Haiti begins cash transfer social program

first_img 0 Comments   Share   5 ways to recognize low testosterone Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Top Stories Sponsored Stories PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – The Haitian government has launched a program that uses mobile phones to transfer cash credits to mothers who keep their children in school.The program is called “Ti Manman Cheri,” or Creole for “Dear Little Mother.” It aims to reach 100,000 families in four of the capital’s poorest neighborhoods.Mothers with children enrolled in the first through sixth grades can receive up to $20 a month if they keep the youngsters in school. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathscenter_img Patients with chronic pain give advice Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Venezuela’s Petrocaribe fund is providing the $15 million for the program. The fund supplies fuel to Caribbean and Central American countries.Similar conditional cash transfer programs have been employed in Brazil, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced the program Sunday at a school in the sprawling Cite Soleil slum.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementslast_img read more

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Sellers Biggest Hurdle Finding Another Home

first_img Homebuyers Inventory sales 2017-03-31 Seth Welborn March 31, 2017 556 Views The greatest challenge for home sellers this year appears to be finding another home to buy. That’s according to a new survey by Redfin, which found that for almost 66 percent of sellers, the biggest concern they have is finding a new property. “It’s a seller’s market, but the catch is, most sellers need to buy as well,” said Eileen Lorway, a Redfin real estate agent in the Boston area. “This is a conversation I have with many clients at our first meeting.”A frequent part of the conversation, Lorway said, were stipulations designed to keep sellers from ending up homeless, or at least unreasonably displaced, once they close the sale.“We discuss options like ‘seller to find suitable housing’ contingencies for the sale contract, ‘purchase contingent on sale of current home’ options for the buy offer, rental options, stay-with-family options and bridge loans,” she said. “Sellers who are buying need to think outside the box a little bit. It’s not easy, but we often do end up closing on sale and purchase on the same day.”Redfin’s poll of 800 agents found that more than half reported homes selling faster this year than last. Half also reported that competition for homes that do go on the market now is more fierce. About 57 percent of agents poled said they have been involved in at least one instance of a home receiving 10 or more offers this year; a mere 2 percent said they have yet to be involved in a bidding war at all.Not insignificantly, nearly a third of agents said that sellers are becoming more demanding. And almost half said though it’s very much a seller’s market, more sellers are making unrealistic demands and asking unrealistic prices for their properties.Lorway said she encourages sellers who are also buyers to think about selling first.“They should consider temporary rental options, or moving in with relatives after they sell,” she said.Half of agents reported that the typical down payment for successful buyers in their market was less than 20 percent. This, Redfin reported, means there are other ways to make an offer competitive‒‒working with a reputable local lender who can guarantee to the seller’s agent that the loan will be approved quickly, for instance, or building a rapport with the seller.“I recently had an FHA-backed offer with 3.5 percent down beat out four other offers, each of which had conventional 20-percent down loans,” said Tim Zielonka, a Redfin agent in Chicago. “The sellers were at the showing. I introduced them to the buyers and pointed out that both were huge enthusiasts of both vintage bicycles and classic cars, which put them at ease with one another and enabled them to form a natural connection. Had they not discovered this shared interest, my clients may not have gotten the property.” Sellers’ Biggest Hurdle? Finding Another Homecenter_img in Daily Dose, Headlines, News, Origination, Servicing Sharelast_img read more

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Radio host fired over abuse claims sorry seeks 2n

first_imgRadio host fired over abuse claims sorry, seeks 2nd chance by The Associated Press Posted Apr 10, 2018 1:37 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BOSTON – A former host of one of National Public Radio’s most successful programs who was fired over allegations of workplace abuse is apologizing and asking for a second chance.“On Point” host Tom Ashbrook was dismissed by Boston radio station WBUR in February after investigators found he created an “abusive work environment.” The station says Ashbrook was cleared of sexual misconduct.Ashbrook says in a piece published Tuesday by The Boston Globe he initially was defensive when told he had to go. He says he’s come to realize his behaviour was “offensive and overbearing to some.”Ashbrook says he’s sorry for his actions and has learned from his mistakes. He asks whether there is “room for redemption and rebirth,” saying he wants to “make Boston proud again.”last_img read more

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by Associated Press The Associated Press Post

first_img by Associated Press, The Associated Press Posted Jan 2, 2019 2:32 pm PDT Nielsen’s top programs for Dec. 24-30 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NEW YORK — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 24-30. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.1. College Football Playoff: Oklahoma vs. Alabama, ESPN, 18.49 million.2. College Football Playoff: Notre Dame vs. Clemson, ESPN, 16.28 million.3. “Orange Bowl Pregame,” ESPN, 16.23 million.4. “Orange Bowl Postgame,” ESPN, 16.07 million.5. NFL Football: Indianapolis at Tennessee, NBC, 16.05 million.6. “Cotton Bowl Postgame, ESPN, 15.15 million.7. “NFL Pregame,” NBC, 11.54 million.8. “The OT,” Fox, 9.58 million.9. “Football Night in America,” NBC, 8.98 million.10. NFL Football: Denver at Oakland, ESPN, 8.71 million.11. NBA Basketball: L.A. Lakers at Golden State, ABC, 7.99 million.12. “The Orville,” Fox, 5.68 million.13. College Football: Iowa St. vs. Washington St., ESPN, 5.66 million.14. College Football: West Virginia vs. Syracuse, ESPN, 4.88 million.15. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (Sunday, 8 p.m.), ABC, 4.55 million.16. “Chicago PD,” NBC, 4.47 million.17. Movie: “It’s a Wonderful Life,” NBC, 4.41 million.18. “Chicago Med,” NBC, 4.35 million.19. “Chicago Fire,” NBC, 4.05 million.20. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (Sunday, 9 p.m.), ABC, 3.96 million.___ABC and ESPN are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal.Associated Press, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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