Walmart is getting rid of greeters, worrying the disabled

As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar “greeters” at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they’re being unfairly targeted.Walmart told greeters around the country last week that their positions would be eliminated on April 26 in favour of an expanded, more physically demanding “customer host” role. To qualify, they will need to be able to lift heavy objects and perform other physical tasks.That comes as a heavy blow to greeters with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other disabilities. Now Walmart, America’s largest private employer, is facing a backlash as customers rally around some of the chain’s most highly visible employees.Walmart says it is striving to place greeters in other jobs at the company, but workers with disabilities are worried.Michael Rubinkam, The Associated Press read more

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War of 1812 commemorative coin swap at Brock on Monday

The Royal Canadian Mint is hold a coin swap at Brock on Monday for people to trade old coins for new 1812 commemorative ones. The Royal Canadian Mint has created five circulation coins to commemorate the defining moments of the War of 1812.And representatives from the Mint will be at Brock University on Monday, Oct. 15 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the war with a coin exchange in Guernsey Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff and students are invited to trade in their pocket change at face value for the new coins.Today, the Mint unveiled a new circulation quarter honouring the memory of Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock. This is the first of four circulation coins that commemorate key historical figures who influenced the fight for Canada from 1812 to 1814.The Royal Canadian Mint was also a sponsor of this year’s General Brock’s October Soirée where guests were provided with a commemorative take away $2-dollar coin of the HMS Shannon.Visit the Mint for more information. read more

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Factory activity in the Philadelphia region slips in July after climbing in

WASHINGTON – Manufacturing growth in the Philadelphia region fell in July, a sign that factories are struggling to contribute much to the expanding U.S. economy.The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday that its index of factory activity fell to 5.7 in July from 15.2 the previous month. Any reading above zero indicates that manufacturing is expanding.The index has been stuck in single digits for all but one month this year. That compares with a recent high of 40.2 in November.Manufacturers are recovering from the setbacks of a brutal winter, a strong dollar hurting exports and cheaper oil prices cutting into equipment and material orders by energy firms.“Overall, we see manufacturing activity as still limping after being hit hard from the oil price shock,” said Derek Lindsey, an analyst at the bank BNP Paribas.Measures of new orders and shipments fell this month, yet remained positive. Measures for employment and inventories dropped below zero, a sign of contraction. Still, manufacturers were slightly more optimistic about growth over the next six months.The slippage in growth this month might also reflect seasonal factors. The manufacturers surveyed said their activities normally increase in the spring and autumn but slip in the winter and mid-summer.The survey covers manufacturing in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.Other indicators point to relatively limited — if any — gains for manufacturers, despite solid hiring in the broader economy and recent surges in home sales.The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that factory production was unchanged in June for a second straight month. Production at auto plants fell last month, but the decline was offset by greater output of furniture and chemicals.Still, there are signs that manufacturers are recovering from the recent drags on the sector due to oil prices, limited exports and winter weather that shut down assembly lines.Factory production rose 1.4 per cent at an annual rate in the April-June quarter, after shrinking 0.8 per cent in the first quarter. FILE – This June 2, 2011 file photo, shows the skyline of downtown Philadelphia in this view from Camden, N.J. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia releases its July report on manufacturing in the Philadelphia region on Thursday, July 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek, File) by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Jul 16, 2015 8:48 am MDT Last Updated Jul 16, 2015 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Factory activity in the Philadelphia region slips in July after climbing in June read more

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Ohio State womens volleyball takes home tournament title extends win streak to

Geoff Carlston scheduled tough for a reason. In an effort to prepare his team for Big Ten play, the Ohio State women’s volleyball coach tasked his squad with one of the hardest nonconference schedules in the country.Thus far, it’s safe to say the team has responded well.OSU took home its second straight tournament win over the weekend at the Blackbird Invitational in Brooklyn, New York, beating a pair of teams who came into the competition without a loss.On Friday, the No. 15 Buckeyes (8-1) took care of host Long Island University Brooklyn (0-7), before topping Syracuse (6-2) and No. 13 Arizona (8-1) on Saturday. After losing its season opener to Wyoming, OSU has now won eight straight matches, including three against top-15 opponents.Led by a strong defensive showing, OSU defeated previously unbeaten Arizona in four sets (25-22, 22-25, 25-22, 29-27) in its final match of the weekend.The contest proved to be a tough early-season test for Carlston’s squad, featuring 31 ties and 12 lead changes as neither team won a set by more than three points.Junior libero Valeria León came up big for the defense, helping the Buckeyes hold Arizona to a .173 attack percentage. León set a new career high with 35 digs, breaking her previous best of 32 which was set just a week earlier against Florida State. Her efforts also marked the second-best single-game total in OSU history, and the most in a four-set match.The Buckeyes also had 14 blocks against the Wildcats, tying a season high. Four Buckeyes picked up at least three total blocks, while nine different players had at least one. Senior middle blocker Tyler Richardson led the way with five blocks, while junior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe had four.Senior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell had her third double-double of the season against the Wildcats, with a team-leading 19 kills to go along with 10 digs. Freshman setter Taylor Hughes also had a double-double — her third in as many games and fourth on the season — via 24 assists and 10 digs.Saturday’s first match was a four-set OSU win over Syracuse (25-12, 23-25, 25-23, 25-18), who had also entered the tournament undefeated before losing twice.Campbell again led the Buckeyes in points with 27, picking up 23 kills, four blocks and two service aces. Sandbothe put up big numbers as well, with 25 points on 18 kills, eight blocks (four solo) and one ace.OSU’s two freshmen — setter Taylor Hughes and outside hitter Audra Appold — continued to establish themselves as key contributors with impressive performances against the Orange. Hughes had her second of three double-doubles on the weekend on 36 assists and 10 digs, and Appold nearly had one of her own with nine kills and 11 digs.León once more led all players in digs with 22, averaging 5.5 per set.The Buckeyes didn’t have much of a problem against winless LIU Brooklyn in their first game of the weekend, rolling to a win in three sets by a combined 31 points (25-17, 25-10, 25-17).OSU never trailed in the first set, but was slow out of the gate in the second as LIU Brooklyn grabbed an early 6-3 lead. The Buckeyes were able to gather themselves, however, closing the set on a 22-4 run.A pair of senior outside hitters led the OSU offense, as Campbell had 12 kills and Katie Mitchell tacked on 11 at a .450 attacking percentage. Sandbothe continued her hot start to the season with 13.5 points on nine kills, six blocks (one solo) and one ace.The freshmen again played a big role in a win as Hughes had her second career double-double with 35 assists and 10 digs, while Appold had eight kills and three blocks.León was named the Blackbird Invitational’s most valuable player after leading all players with 71 digs (6.5 per set). For a second straight weekend, she was joined by Sandbothe (38 kills, 17 blocks) and Campbell (54 kills, 23 digs) on an all-tournament team.OSU is scheduled to wrap up its nonconference schedule in the Golden Grizzlies Invitational next weekend, facing Eastern Illinois and Western Michigan on Sept. 18, and Oakland on Sept. 19. read more

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Why your Brussels sprouts will be smaller this Christmas

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. Some Christmas diners will be delighted, others horrified: much of this year’s crop of Brussels sprouts will be closer to pea-sized as a result of summer’s heatwave.Suppliers said that because of the lack of rain the sprouts did not grow to their normal size, but supermarkets had found creative ways to get around the resulting shortage. Waitrose, for example, is embracing the availability of smaller versions and selling them packaged as “baby sprouts”.Hannah Steward, technical manager at Waitrose, said: “Sprouts have had a tricky time this year but our suppliers have worked incredibly hard and the quality this year is superb.“Due to the very warm weather over the summer and the long growing ­period, we spoke with our farmers to figure out the best way to maximise the crop. This year our baby sprouts, or ‘sproutlets’, will be widely available.“Measuring around 15mm (instead of the usual size of up to 40mm), these sprouts allow our farmers to utilise most of their crop without forgoing flavour, texture and taste.”While they are ignored for most of the season, demand for sprouts soars in mid-December, going up 800 per cent from the 10th to the 17th. However, those looking for good-sized globes will be disappointed. Vernon Mascarenhas, from Nature’s Choice, at New Covent Garden Market, told The Sunday Telegraph that the baby sprouts “haven’t been grown especially as miniature,” they are the same variety that just failed to grow. Mr Mascarenhas said: “With the hot summer and lack of rain they just didn’t grow to the normal size, so they are ­being sold as baby sprouts.”However, there is a silver lining to tiny sprouts. While they may look less impressive on the dinner table there is good chance they willl taste better. Mr Mascarenhas said that smaller sprouts “will cook evenly and be less likely to be soggy. Because they’re smaller they’re easier to roast too.” read more

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Sortir du nucléaire appelle à manifester contre un train de déchets nucléaires

first_imgSortir du nucléaire appelle à manifester contre un train de déchets nucléairesCe soir, un train transportant du combustible usé radioactif doit arriver des Pays-Bas en France. Une chose inadmissible pour le collectif Sortir du nucléaire qui a appelé à manifester le long du trajet du convoi.  Dans quelques heures, aura lieu un nouveau rassemblement destiné à dénoncer l’utilisation de l’énergie nucléaire et ses nombreux inconvénients. En effet, aujourd’hui, un train doit partir de Borssele en Hollande transportant à son bord du combustible usé radioactif. Convoi qui traversera la Belgique pour arriver dans l’Hexagone par “la frontière franco-belge à Mouscron le 11 au soir, aux alentours de 23h00”. À lire aussiLe pied d’éléphant, cette effrayante masse radioactive cachée dans les entrailles de TchernobylMais le collectif Sortir du nucléaire entend bien ne pas laisser ce train voyager en toute discrétion. Ainsi, il a appelé à manifester tout le long de la voie empruntée par le convoi qui doit au final atteindre l’usine d’Areva de La Hague dans le Cotentin où les déchets doivent être traités. “En France, entre le 12 et le 13 octobre, le train traversera 12 départements (Nord, Pas-de-Calais, Aisne, Oise, Seine-et-Marne, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-d’Oise, Yvelines, Eure, Seine-Maritime, Calvados et Manche) et empruntera les voies du RER grande couronne en région parisienne”, a précisé Sortir du nucléaire.  Le réseau belge Nucléaire STOP et le syndicat Sud-Rail se sont d’ores et déjà joints à l’appel de Sortir du nucléaire, tandis qu’un rassemblement est également prévu à Dunkerque à 15H ce samedi, révèle France 3.Le 11 octobre 2011 à 19:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Japan can watch the Olympics in glorious 8K

first_imgThat 4K TV you’ve been repeatedly looking at online? It’s nice and big, means you have an excuse to upgrade your Xbox One to a One S, and unlocks access to those 4K Blu-ray movie releases. It’s also already out-of-date in Japan.On Monday, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK launched a satellite channel that will broadcast content in 8K, meaning you won’t get the full visual experience with one of those “so last year” high-end 4K TVs anymore. Not all content broadcast by NHK on this channel will be 8K as there isn’t much of it about yet, so those who actually own an 8K-capable TV will have to make do with 4K content intermixed with crisp 8K visuals when available.NHK has rolled out the new channel just in time for the Rio Olympics kicking off on Friday. They refer to 8K as Super Hi-Vision, which means a combination of 7,680 x 4,320 resolution visuals with 22.2-channel surround sound if you also own the kit to support that. As far as I know, it means Japan will be the only country where you can watch the Olympics in 8K. In fact, I’m sure most viewers around the world will have to “suffer” standard HD Olympic coverage.It’s going to take a very long time for the 8K revolution to happen. We’re only now getting used to 4K TVs being an option, and that’s only happening because the prices have fallen to the point where they can be considered on the edge of affordable. 8K means going through that process again, only with content even more scarce than when 4K first arrived.8K is not worth waiting for right now. If you’re in the market for a new TV and have a healthy budget then 4K should definitely be where you look. Netflix offers 4K streams and other services will surely follow. Considering a TV should last you a decade, 4K future proofs your viewing pleasure. 8K? That’s something for the late 2020s.last_img read more

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Fofana is happy to play but his team needs to get

first_imgThe Ivorian midfielder has played in all Udinese matches this 2018-2019 season in the Italian Lega Serie AUdinese is currently sitting in the 16th place in the Italian Lega Serie A with nine points.And despite the results, Ivorian midfielder Seko Fofana is feeling well, after playing in all the matches so far in the 2018-2019 season.“I love to play in midfield. It doesn’t matter if, in a two or three-man midfield, that’s for the coach to decide,” he was quoted by Gianluca Di Marzio.“We are doing well, we struggled only against Napoli. This is a pivotal season for me, I have ambitions and goals, I want to have a great career.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I am playing like I was in my first season here before fracturing my fibula in March 2017 against Juve,” he added.“That was the toughest moment in football for me. We are more unite compared to last year, We are more friends with each other both on and off the pitch”.“I’d like to play in European cups. I love Paris and I support PSG, but if I had to choose a club where I’d like to go one day it would be Manchester City,” he commented.“I was there and it’s still in my head. I met Yaya Toure, my role model. He was a hero for me, now we are friends”.last_img read more

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Navy Reps Hear Complaints on Northern Edge Exercises

first_imgDownload AudioFour representatives traveled to Homer to explain the purpose of Northern Edge. Captain Raymond Hesser is a naval officer with Alaskan Command.“We as a team were able to present a lot of information. I’m sure they learned something and the whole point was an information exchange. We gave them some information and then we were able to listen. I think we got a pretty good amount of feedback,” says Hesser.Hesser and his team explained the history of Northern Edge, the drills involved, and the equipment that would be used. They also said there wouldn’t be any population wide impacts to fish or marine mammals. Homer residents rejected that. Bob Shavelson, Executive Director of Cook Inletkeeper, seemed to surprise the delegation with a question on the Navy’s recent legal trouble regarding exercises planned in waters near Hawaii and Southern California.Residents wait to hear Northern Edge Presentation at City Hall – Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI“There was a court decision in April that said the analysis, the environmental analysis, that they did in Hawaii and Southern California waters was inadequate. And it was actually illegal under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and other federal laws,” says Shavelson.Shavelson asked if the Navy violated federal law there, then what are they doing differently here. None of the speakers had an answer. Hesser says he wishes he did.“Would I have liked to have answers to every single question that was given? Yes. Had I heard that question before? Yes. Have I heard it answered before? Yes. I just would not even dare to try and answer the question when I don’t personally know the answer. We just did the best we could on very short notice to try and be as transparent as possible,” says Hesser.Hesser says the group was invited on Thursday which gave them a few days to make the trip to Homer. He adds that if the same legal error were made with this study he is sure they would face a similar court ruling.“That’s not an answer to the question but I just understand that they’re different so I just tried to point that out,” says Hesser.The audience also chided the representatives for the Navy’s history of pollution, for not knowing about herring data gathered by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, and for claiming sonar impacts on fish and marine mammals would be minimal. Shelley Gill is part of a years’ long humpback whale study with the nonprofit, Eye of the Whale.“They say sonar doesn’t harm whales. The Navy was kicked out of Hawaii and kicked out of San Diego. He was just talking about how well they did in Puerto Rico and they were kicked out of Puerto Rico too. We know that sonar kills whales,” says Gill.Gill says the Navy admits in its environmental impact study, or EIS, they don’t know the impact sonar could have on salmon. Dr. Cynthia LeDoux-Bloom is a Fisheries Scientist in California who has worked with the Navy in the Gulf of Alaska. But she says she’s only given the Supplemental EIS for Northern Edge a brief read. LeDoux-Bloom thinks there were good points raised at the meeting, like why the Trustee Council data on herring didn’t make it into the Navy’s impact study.“I don’t know if the data was available between 2008 and 2011, but if it was it should have been included,” says LeDoux-Bloom.But she also believes there’s a gap between people’s expectations and what is actually possible. For instance, she doesn’t know how to figure out if there’s a positive relationship between fish mortality and exercises the Navy will be doing in the gulf.“Were there fish before the training operations? Were there fish after the training operations? Did the training operations themselves remove the fish? If the fish died did they float? Did they sink? Were they dead and just picked up by the shorebirds? So I think trying to figure out mortality and making that relationship…I don’t know how to do it,” says LeDoux-Bloom.Dr. LeDoux-Bloom says there was a clear divide between the audience’s opinion on the exercises’ impact and the information touted by the Navy’s team. And she says that’s okay.“When everything goes smooth, I don’t really think you’re getting the full picture or you’re not actually talking to the people you should be talking to. So I though the meeting itself had its moments of discomfort but overall, I really feel super hopeful about it,” says LeDoux-Bloom.Hesser says he appreciates the community’s concerns and he wishes he could have come to Homer to start a dialogue months before Northern Edge got underway.last_img read more

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Congress wins 3 seats BJP 1 in Indias Karnataka RS polls

first_imgThe Indian Congress on Friday won three seats and ªthe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) one in the Rajya Sabha biennial election for four seats in Karnataka in India, said an official.”All three Congress candidates and one from the BJP won the contest while the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) candidate lost for the fourth seat,” an Election Commission official told reporters here after counting of votes.  L. Hanumanthaiah, Syed Naseer Hussain and G.C. Chandrasekhar of the Congress and Rajeev Chandrashekar of the BJP were declared elected by the Returning Officer.B.M. Farooq of the JD-S lost to G.C. Chandrasekhar of the Congresslast_img read more

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EC secy sees 11th general polls a bright example in natl life

first_imgElection commission secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed. File PhotoElection commission (EC) secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed on Monday said the 11th parliamentary election will remain as a ‘bright example’ in national life, reports BSS.“This is a huge event in the history of Bangladesh as the voting to the 11th parliamentary election took place in a very free, fair and peaceful environment under a political government,” he told newsmen at the EC secretariat in the capital on the outcomes of the election.He said many local and foreign observers have expressed their satisfaction over the voting held on Sunday.Helal said the ruling Bangladesh Awami League-led Grand Alliance gained a massive victory in this election to run the government for a straight three terms.He also informed the media that so far the results to 298 constituencies out of 300 have been announced since the election to three centres at Brahmanbaria-2 has been withheld. “There’ll be re-voting in these three centres.”In Gaibandha-3 constituency polling was postponed as ATM Fazle Rabbi of BNP-led 20-party alliance candidate died of old-age complications.The EC secretary extended gratitude to all the political parties for taking part in this election amid what he claimed as festivity.He said the commission was taking preparations over the last one year to hold the election in a successful way and in this process they prepared voters list, completed delimitation of 300 constituencies, appointed the returning officers and assistant returning officers after announcement of the polls schedule, and held meetings with political parties.Helal Uddin said about 1.5 million polling officials and members of law enforcement agencies were engaged to help hold the election in a free and fair manner with the participation of some 39 political parties and 1,846 candidates.This election was a huge event in national life except some sporadic incidents as the EC has stopped polling at 22 centres for sporadic clashes and incidents out of the overall number of around 40,000 centres, he said quoting chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda as saying.About the EVM use in voting, the EC secretary said EVMs were used in six constituencies and there were curiosity, interest and anxiety over the use of these machines.“But, we’ve been able to successfully use the EVMs … we’ll use EVMs in the upcoming elections. We will consider on how to get the results from these EVMs much earlier in the future,” he added.Helal Uddin said the commission is yet to calculate the overall percentage of votes casted in this election, adding their next big task will be to publish the gazette notification of the election results.“Thus it will hand over it to the speaker of parliament for taking next steps and proceedings.”The EC secretary congratulated the Awami League for gaining the overwhelming victory side by side thanked the other political parties to cooperate with the EC for holding this election successfully.last_img read more

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IRS Raises Awareness About Tax Data And Identity Theft

first_img Share Ed MayberryDan Parsons with the Better Business Bureau, Brian Goold and Ramsey Covington with the Department of the TreasuryWith taxes often being prepared online, it’s important to be careful with your personal information. Special Agent Ramsey Covington with the Treasury Department says a lot of this is common sense.“Make sure your computer has the most up-to-date software patches installed. Number two, don’t use unprotected wi-fi to transmit personal financial information. One of the ways you can safeguard your personal information is treat it like cash, because that’s the way criminals treat it.”Scammers who impersonate IRS agents on the phone are often armed with personal information about you. Treasury Department Special Agent Brian Goold.“Because of the data breaches, they know information about you, and they have access to a variety of database breaches. They buy it on the dark web. And then they use this information to convince people that they are the IRS.”The IRS will not call you with threats of jail or lawsuits. They will not send email suggesting that you have a refund or that you need to update your account. Don’t overshare personal information on social media, because that’s often mined by scammers. And check your credit report annually, and your bank and credit card statements often.last_img read more

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SNOPA to employers seeking passwords Access denied

first_img © 2012 Phys.Org (Phys.org) — A Bill has been introduced in Washington to stop employers and schools from demanding access to people’s social network accounts. On Friday, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) presented SNOPA, which stands for the Social Networking Online Protection Act. Under SNOPA, employers can’t ask current workers or new job applicants for access to their social networking accounts. If employers ignored the ruling they would pay $10,000 as civil penalty. The ban on such information demands would also apply to schools. They would be forbidden to ask for social networking log-in information, to support their decisions on enrollment or discipline. The SNOPA ruling would extend to all school levels, from colleges and universities down to K-12 schools.The move to introduce the Bill follows reports that employers are asking applicants for information so they can access applicants’ Facebook accounts as part of the interview process. Ostensibly the hirers justify this as wanting to see if the person is a team fit and capable of showing the right kind of behavior within the job’s professional setting. Demands are also placed on present employees. A case in point involved a teacher’s aide in Michigan who was fired after she refused to hand over her Facebook password to supervisors. Their demand had followed a complaint by a parent on the aide’s Friend list who found a photo objectionable.Those backing the legislation say it’s a disturbing trend. Engel said there were “countless examples” of employers requiring an applicant to divulge user name and password as part of the hiring process. “A person’s so-called ‘digital footprint’ is largely unprotected,” he said in a statement.Such infringements, say SNOPA backers, also infringe on other protective shields. Viewing a social networking site may reveal applicant information that is not allowed to be up for consideration at the time of the interview, such as religion or sexual orientation.Facebook would welcome such a bill. Facebook has called attention to a “distressing increase” in password-demand cases in the United States over the past few years. While there is no federal law yet to remedy the issue, a number of voices on the state level have expressed dissent over coerced access. Maryland is in the front lines seeking to ban the practice.As an example of concern, the Maryland Department of Corrections was requiring access to applicants’ Facebook pages to view profiles, as part of screening those seeking work in jails, and looking for possible illegal activity and gang affiliations. One such instance involved a former corrections officer wanting to be recertified for his job following a leave of absence. He complied, as an interviewer roamed his private messages, pictures, and posts.The Department, however, has revised its policy and asks only for voluntary participation to view profiles. According to an AP report, the corrections department last year assessed 2,689 applications. Out of the 2,689, seven candidates were rejected in part because of information found on their social media profiles. Another candidate was rejected solely because of content on a profile. That candidate, along with others, used social media profiles that had images of them showing gang signs.A bill that would protect against bosses viewing employee passwords awaits signature by the Maryland governor. Md. becomes first to OK password protection bill Explore further Citation: SNOPA to employers seeking passwords: Access denied (2012, April 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-04-snopa-employers-passwords-access-denied.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Myths around coconut oil busted

first_imgIf consumed in moderation and accompanied by a healthy diet and plenty of exercise, coconut oil is great for the body, skin and hair, say experts. Myth: Coconut oil causes heart diseaseFact: Coconut oil is as far as possible from being harmful to your heart’s health. The reason this myth was perpetuated was because of its large percentage of saturated fat. Advanced research has proved that naturally occurring fats don’t damage your heart. Instead processed foods and those containing large quantities of refined sugars and high fructose corn syrup are making heart troubles widespread. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMyth: It tastes coconutyFact: Coconut oil comes in two variants: Refined and virgin/cold pressed – and not all varieties have a coconuty flavour. Refined coconut oil has literally no taste or odour, these are often refined, bleached, and deodorised so that they can be consumed easily.However, hydrogenated coconut oil should be avoided at all costs as the process can create synthetic trans-fats. Go for coconut oil that has been refined using a natural and chemical-free process. And if a slight coconut flavour in your food doesn’t make it unpalatable for you then opt for the virgin variety. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMyth: Coconut oil has high cholesterolFact: Coconut oil is made up of medium-chain triglycerides which are a super fuel used up by our bodies very efficiently. In fact, they contribute towards a better cholesterol profile. This means that either your overall cholesterol levels go down or your good cholesterol levels go up on substantial consumption. It’s the ratio of your total cholesterol to your good cholesterol that determines how healthy you really are.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | April 03, 2009 AMICAS to Show PACS Version 6.0 at HIMSS 2009 News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more April 3, 2009 – AMICAS Inc. will announce the general availability of AMICAS PACS Version 6.0 and will display the full portfolio of imaging IT solutions for hospitals and ambulatory imaging businesses at the HIMSS ‘09 Annual Conference.AMICAS PACS Version 6.0, which will be generally available in April, introduces intrinsic 3D, sophisticated mammography workflow, advanced personalization and hanging protocols, and patient-centric reading to the imaging marketplace.Version 6.0 introduces the next generation of AMICAS PACS, and will combine the intuitive, easy-to-use, Web-based design of previous versions of AMICAS PACS with major enhancements to the image viewing toolset. Complementing the industry leading, workload balancing RealTime Worklist, Version 6.0 will introduce the Halo Viewer, including advances in functionality aimed at increasing radiologist productivity and designed to help improve the quality of reading.With Version 6.0’s intrinsic 3D and mammography workflow tools, radiologists will be able to interpret a wide variety of exam types – all within a single viewer. These new tools are designed to provide increased efficiency by allowing radiologists to interpret an increasing percentage of their interpretation workload within their normal workflow, without requiring specialty workstations.”The intrinsic 3D and mammography capabilities embedded in the Halo Viewer will provide a consistent user experience — a single user interface that will deliver a flexible diagnostic toolset for radiologists, regardless of the types of studies being read,” said Rodney Hawkins, vice president of product management at AMICAS.”Combining these tools with the unique ability to automate 3D visualization and manipulation through hanging protocols will help radiologists handle very large data sets quickly and efficiently,” said Mr. Hawkins.In addition to making this announcement at HIMSS ’09, AMICAS will highlight a comprehensive portfolio of imaging IT solutions for hospitals and ambulatory imaging businesses, which includes:- AMICAS RIS, which can be used to drive administrative staff productivity and revenue opportunities.- AMICAS PACS, which can be used to drive significant improvements in radiologist productivity while enabling improvements in the quality of care.- AMICAS Reach, which enables radiology practices and departments to provide unparalleled service to referring physicians.- AMICAS RadStream, which helps to reduce medical-legal risk by automating and documenting critical results communications.- AMICAS Financials, which helps to increase collections and reduce costs by automating the identification and management of denials and follow-up workflows.- AMICAS Dashboards, which is a Web-based business intelligence platform providing access to customized, near real time, easy-to-read data for key performance metrics and indicators.- AMICAS Documents, a paperless solution which streamlines workflow, reduces expenses, increases FTE productivity, increases collections, and facilitates HIPAA compliance.For more information: www.amicas.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more last_img read more

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first_imgThe French car rental company Europcar Mobility Group announced its new strategic partnership with ECO Rent a Car in India. With this partnership, both ECO and Europcar customers will benefit from a consistently high-quality service worldwide.ECO customers will now be able to access Europcar’s high-quality global car rental services directly from ECO website (www.ecorentacar.com). In the same way, Europcar customers will have access to ECO’s premium services through Europcar’s website (www.europcar.com) and will be able to either rent a car or book a chauffeur driven service in India.This new partnership will enable Eco Rent a Car to offer a global quality of Service in India with their Self Drive and Chauffeur driven products under the aegis of a global brand. For this Eco will be making various technology and service enhancements to its current product. At the same time, Eco’s customers will also see the comfort and familiarity of the Eco brand embedded in over 3,700 rental stations in over 130 countries across the globe is the first time that the two car rental companies have come together. Efficient and optimised shared Mobility is one of the largest areas of investment globally. Renting cars – with or without drivers is the fastest disruptors to car ownership in the world today. As Millennials move away from car ownership and the associated liabilities and headaches of ownership to renting cars – with or without a driver, as per their need and convenience is the way ahead. This exploding market size then presents the biggest opportunity to established brands like Eco and Europcar to provide the kind of product and service that this new trend demands.Speaking about the joint venture, Fabrizio Ruggiero, Deputy CEO, Europcar Mobility Group said, “We are delighted to enter the Indian market in partnership with ECO RENT A CAR. Having collaborated with the company, they were our first choice as partners as we share the same vision, mission, and functionality. The Indian car rental market has a lot of potentials and is growing at a brisk rate. The mobility business in India grew with a CAGR of 24.6% from FY15 to FY19. With this venture, we aim to propel the growth and development of this industry in India and abroad.”Rajesh Loomba, Managing Director, ECOS (India) Mobility & Hospitality Pvt Ltd said, “We feel proud to be the first Indian car rental company to partner with an international brand which will embed the Eco Rent a Car brand in over 3700 locations across 130 countries. While the global car rental market is expected to register a CAGR of 17.52% during 2018-2023, this partnership with Europcar, Europe’s largest and the world’s 3rd largest car rental and mobility group will bring global standards to India for the 9 million+ people travelling to India every year and at the same time give the 22 million+ Indians now travelling across the world the comfort to connect with the Europcar brand in India and book their favourite self-drive cars with confidence. We, however, look to grow beyond cars to cater to the entire mobility needs of our customers who may be institutions, individuals or even public transport. Technology and a shared value for a fanatical zeal for quality is what will make us the first choice for our customers.”last_img read more

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