Payment processor Visa earnings jump 25 in fiscal 3Q easily topping analysts

by Ken Sweet, The Associated Press Posted Jul 23, 2015 2:38 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 23, 2015 at 4:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This Feb. 2, 2011 file photo shows a wallet containing cash and a Visa card in Surfside, Fla. Visa Inc. releases quarterly financial results on Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File) Payment processor Visa earnings jump 25 in fiscal 3Q, easily topping analysts’ estimates NEW YORK, N.Y. – Visa Inc. said its fiscal third-quarter profit jumped 25 per cent, helped by a double-digit rise in payments processed on its network. However Visa executives emphasize they are not seeing as robust U.S. consumer spending as they hoped.The San Francisco-based payment processing company earned $1.7 billion after payments to preferred shareholders, compared to a profit of $1.36 billion a year earlier. On a per share basis, the bank earned 69 cents per Class A share, compared with 54 cents per share a year earlier.The results easily topped estimates. Analysts surveyed by FactSet expected earnings of 58 cents per share.Net revenue at Visa totalled $3.52 billion, up from $3.15 billion a year earlier.Customers spent $1.2 trillion on Visa’s network, up 11 per cent from a year ago, in the latest quarter. Visa takes a small percentage of every transaction processed on its network as a fee, which is almost always paid by the merchants who accept Visa credit or debit cards. Visa had 2.42 billion cards issued on Visa’s network, up 7 per cent from a year earlier.In the U.S., where more than half of Visa card transactions are processed, payment volume rose 8.7 per cent versus a year ago.But Visa CEO Charles Scharf said in a conference call with investors that, despite the payment growth in U.S., the company had seen “very little improvement with the U.S. consumer in our numbers thus far, if any.”“There are positive signs in employment and housing and lower gas prices should help, but we’ll have to wait and see,” Scharf added.Due to its involvement with millions of credit and debit card transactions each day, Visa is heavily exposed to swings in U.S. consumer spending behaviour. Investors often look to Visa as a metric to measure how the U.S. consumer is doing.Separately, Scharf confirmed that Visa remains in in early merger talks with Visa Europe, a separate payment processing company that also runs a payment network in Europe. The companies are not ready to announce a deal, and would likely come later this year.Shares of Visa jumped $5.02, or 7 per cent, to $76.77 in after-market trading Thursday. read more

A majority of people think Irish should be optional in Irelands schools

first_imgA majority of people think Irish should be optional in Ireland’s schools A new poll shows more than half believe the compulsory requirement should be dropped. By Daragh Brophy Apr 4th 2017, 7:31 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article THERE’S SUPPORT FOR changing the compulsory requirement for learning the Irish language in Ireland’s schools.According to a poll carried out by Amárach Research for Claire Byrne Live last night, just over half of people believe it should be optional.Here’s how the results break down:Q: Should learning Irish be optional in schools? Short URL 53% – Yes42% – No5% – Don’t knowPeople were also asked whether they would be prepared to pay more tax in order to fund State-owned social housing. Here’s how those results broke down:17% Yes74% No9% Don’t knowThe poll questions were asked yesterday. The research panel has 1,000 members, all aged over 18.Read: Donald Trump donates part of salary to National Park Service >Read: Police say St Petersburg attack carried out by suicide bomber as death toll rises to 11 >center_img Tuesday 4 Apr 2017, 7:31 AM 122 Comments Share17 Tweet Email Image: Shutterstock/ESB Professional 13,405 Views Image: Shutterstock/ESB Professionallast_img read more

Cadillac XT5 Sport Package gets dark for a limited time in Chicago

first_img See All SUVs Luxury cars Feb 8 • 2019 Chicago Auto Show recap: Big debuts from Mazda, Toyota, Subaru and more Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate can open like French doors Review • 2019 Cadillac XT4: Style, but not enough substance More about 2019 Cadillac XT4 Chicago Auto Show 2019 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Feb 9 • 2019 Ram 2500 HD gets accessorized with Mopar goodies 72 Photos Enlarge ImageBorrowing a little bit of the Escalade’s fancy chrome isn’t a bad idea. Cadillac Despite being relatively new, the Cadillac XT5 already has two newer crossover siblings, the XT4 and the forthcoming XT6. So to keep up appearances, Cadillac has introduced a new limited-edition aesthetic package for its midsize SUV.Cadillac unveiled the 2019 XT5 Sport Package upgrade at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show on Thursday. Established as an optional package on top of either the Luxury or Premium Luxury trims, the XT5 Sport Package gives the SUV a little extra edge without breaking the bank.The most obvious change on the XT5 Sport Package is its grille, which is clad in gloss black and surrounded by Galvano chrome, a special kind of chrome with a unique luster that was first seen on the current-gen Escalade. The exterior changes are capped off with LED headlights, clear taillight lenses, side steps and 20-inch aluminum wheels in a gray finish.Buyers will choose from two interior color schemes — black with aluminum trim, or white and black two-tone with the same aluminum trim. There’s also a set of sport pedals on offer. Otherwise, it’s the same ol’ interior, including Cadillac’s 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Under the hood is the 310-horsepower V6 that powers every XT5.The XT5 Sport Package is a $2,995 upgrade on the $49,490 Luxury trim, which includes standard equipment such as leather seats, a heated steering wheel, wireless device charging and a bevy of safety systems. Move up to the $55,190 Premium Luxury trim, and the package costs $1,995. Standard kit on the Premium Luxury trim includes a 14-speaker Bose sound system, embedded navigation, ventilated front seats and interior accent lighting. 2020 Cadillac XT6: Caddy’s new three-row crossover is heavy on tech •center_img 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Chicago Auto Show 2019 Cadillac Share your voice 0 More From Roadshow reading • Cadillac XT5 Sport Package gets dark for a limited time in Chicago Preview • 2019 Cadillac XT4: Late to the party, but worth your attention Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate adds a 60-40 split Post a comment 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Tagslast_img read more

Green activists cry foul over landfill

first_imgHyderabad: A day after GHMC Zonal Commissioner for Khairatabad Mohammed Musharraf Faruqui visited the Devuni Kunta (Humayun lake) in Asifnagar, the green activists cried foul about the unabated activity of landfill and draining of water with pumps. They questioned the delay in action, even as the activity at the site increased its pace.Speaking to The Hans India here on Thursday, former SOUL (Save Our Urban Lakes) convenor, Lubna Sarwath expressed concern that the despite assurances from higher officials in Collectorate and the formal visit of GHMC Zonal Commissioner the activity continued unabated on Thursday, more so at a faster pace. “I believe till now, no official has asked the police to book cases against these men. They are indulging in activity with impunity, even as we are alerting the officials of revenue, GHMC and even police. Once again we shall be approaching the Collector, who has the magisterial powers to contain the situation,” she noted. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us Congress leader and local activist Osman Al-Hajri, who also visited the spot earlier, said that that the number of men at the spot have gone up on Thursday, who can be seen building temporary sheds, while draining out water from the lake. “RDO said that this is water body whose status cannot be changed. We shall be intensifying the agitation. Notices were served about six months back, but no action has been initiated and no counter was filed,” he wondered. Also Read – Kolkata artists giving final touches to 24 ft clay Ganesh idol Advertise With Us On June 24, while providing assurance of ‘stopping’ all kinds of illegal activity at Devuni Kunta (Humayun Kunta), the Revenue officials promised to restore the lake by removing road laid by private parties within the Full Tank Level (FTL). It may be mentioned here during weekly programme of Prajavani held on Monday at Hyderabad Collectorate headed by the Joint Collector, G Ravi, a representation was made by activists of SOUL (Save Our Urban Lakes) and members of Devuni Kunta Hindu Smashana Society. Advertise With Us After holding discussions with the Joint Collector, he asked the RDO (Revenue Divisional Officer) to initiate action against those involved in the activity and to restore the lake. Humayun Nagar police received a complaint from GHMC Deputy Commissioner (Mehdipatnam), M K Ali on June 14 seeking protection of the lake and police protection for Devunikunta and graveyard but no action has been taken. The official pointed out that some anti-social elements were occupying the lake and the graveyard land. “This office has inspected the graveyard with the team and found that the graveyard was encroached. Therefore, you are hereby directed to safeguard and protect the graveyard in order to maintain peace and take necessary action against the persons who trespass it,” he noted in the letter.last_img read more

Telangana DGP announces Rs 1 lakh reward to Raidurgam police

first_imgHyderabad: Telangana Director General of Police (DGP) M Mahendar Reddy on Friday has announced Rs 1 lakh reward to the Raidurgam police station. After making surprise visit to the police station the DGP has expressed complete satisfaction over the maintenance, staff work and announced Meritorious Service Entry (MSE) reward to Inspector Ravinder and DI Vijay Kumar and further he announced reward to the whole staff. He said an awareness will be created to the police personnel working in all police stations in three police commissionerates on the working and maintenance of Raidurgam PS by visiting to the police station.last_img read more

Rupee relief unlikely to last as Modi government goes into election year

first_img“Politics is likely to decide the course for the Indian rupee in 2019. The political heat is already rising as the elections being held in five states currently will set the tone for the national elections in May 2019,” the study quoted Prakash Sakpal, Asia economist at ING, as saying.The uncertainty shrouding Modi’s return to power in the general election next year will continue to put pressure on the rupee, Sakpal says. The nation is not yet out of the woods into which a chaotic currency demonetisation and haphazard implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) dragged “We expect it to be a too-close-to-call poll.”Reuters polled around 40 strategists between November 28 and December 4 and the majority agreed the rupee would weaken over 2 percent by the end of May 2019, just after the general election, to 72 against the dollar.The majority view was that the currency could regain some lost ground a year from now touching 71.62. But the rupee is likely to find it difficult to regain lost ground without the central bank’s support, the study says.”Despite the current relief for the INR, India remains vulnerable to domestic and external woes. Its weak external fundamentals leave it prone to another round of sell-offs,” the study quoted Amy Yuan Zhuang, chief Asia analyst at Nordea, as saying.”Moreover, a liquidity crunch in the financial system combined with excessive bad debts among banks diminishes confidence in Indian assets,” she added.’ The Indian rupee’s recent reprieve is unlikely to last, given the worsening domestic and international uncertainties, a study says.The current drop in international crude to below $60 a barrel has helped the rupee, the Reuters study based on a poll of economic experts says, warning that the oil’s surge could wipe out those gains.However, the looming twin blows of an Opec (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries) production cut and the drop in oil inventories once US sanctions on Iran being to bite could harm the Indian currency.The receding threat of a disastrous trade war between the US and China following the 90-day truce between the two countries agreed upon on the sidelines of the G20 summit has helped most Asian currencies, the report says.But the rupee further weakened more than 1 percent on Monday, bucking the general trend. The Indian currency has been the worst performing major Asian currency this year, having lost nearly 10 percent against the dollar.Oil has been edging up again and it could put pressure on the Indian currency again. A lower than expected economic growth numbers in the July-September quarter has also been weighing on the currency marring the buoyancy expected after a global trade war threat has been kept in abeyance.The experts are of the view that the rupee is headed for one of the worst yearly performances despite a few advances. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the Indian Community Reception in Washington DC, USA, on June 25, 2017.Press Information Bureaulast_img read more

No bar to gazette publication on 9th wage board for journos

first_imgSupreme Court. File PhotoThe Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed for eight weeks a High Court order on the ninth wage board for journalists, clearing the way for publication of gazette notification to this end.A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Mohammad Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order after hearing a government petition.It also asked the state to file a regular leave-to-appeal by this time.On 14 August the Chamber Judge fixed 19 August for hearing an appeal by the state seeking a stay on the High Court order to main the status quo on publication of the gazette notification on the ninth wage board.After the hearing on Monday, the Appellate Division set Tuesday for passing an order in this regard.Attorney general Mahbubey Alam represented the government while advocate AF Hasan Arif stood for Newspaper Owners’ Association of Bangladesh (NOAB).The HC bench of justice Obaidul Hassan and justice Mohammad Ali on 6 August issued the status quo after hearing a petition filed on 5 August.Last month, road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader said a gazette would be published soon after the Cabinet approves recommendations for implementing the 9th wage board.last_img read more

Relatives Report Inadequate Heating At More Than 30 Texas Prisons

first_imgHurst said a heater in one area of the prison wasn’t working for about a week, and was fixed in the last couple of days. While it was down, he said temporary heaters were brought in. Jennifer Erschabek, executive director of the inmate families association, said she heard about a broken heater at Allred shortly before hearing about a hunger strike at the prison. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice confirmed on Tuesday that 37 inmates kept in solitary confinement had been refusing meals since Christmas. A spokesman said the prisoners complained of various issues like food portions, recreation time and temperature. On Wednesday evening, Hurst said all the inmates had started accepting meals again.“There’s a lot of attention on the hunger strike, but at the same time there are so many people who are so cold in the prisons for one reason or another,” said Erschabek.Being cold in the winter is something inmates and guards regularly endure in a prison system where buildings date back to the 1800s, according to Cheri Siegelin, president of the Huntsville chapter of the Texas Correctional Employees Union.“The fact remains that a lot of the infrastructure of a lot of these prisons are old. Some of them are not meant to be in operation as long as they have been,” she said. She said the cold is “an ongoing issue, but we deal with it.”Siegelin said that during cold weather, prison officials hand out extra blankets, and inmates can buy thermal underwear and extra socks from the commissary. She said some things take longer to fix because older equipment calls for rarer parts. “Some of these boilers are so old that when they call for a part, it has to be special-ordered,” she said. “You can’t just run down to the local maintenance shop.”The issue of temperatures at Texas prisons has already been contentious. The state is under a federal injunction to provide air conditioning for medically vulnerable inmates at one prison during the hot summer months while a lawsuit on the prison’s conditions winds through the courts.In the lawsuit, inmates at the Pack Unit near College Station claim temperatures at the prison that routinely exceed 100 degrees in the summer consist of cruel and unusual punishment. A federal judge in Houston agreed last July in an emergency ruling, and the order is being appealed.Nearly two dozen Texas inmates have died of heat stroke since 1998. But while almost 75 percent of the state’s prisons and jails don’t have air conditioning, all have heating, according to the Department of Criminal Justice.Jeff Edwards, the lead attorney in the air conditioning lawsuit, had not heard of the recent reports of inadequate heating, but said that the law is “equally well established” when it comes to providing heat in the winter.“When you incarcerate a group of people, there are obligations that you have to adhere to under the Constitution, and one of them is humane shelter,” he said. “Part of humane shelter, it’s well established, is safe temperatures.”Edwards said it would obviously take a little bit of time to fix a broken heater, and short-term fixes like additional blankets and space heaters can work, but that it shouldn’t take as long as was reported by relatives of inmates at the Allred Unit.“If there’s a part that they’re waiting on for weeks, that’s unacceptable,” he said. “This is a very easy problem for them to solve, and all it takes is a little bit of competence. End of story.” Share Erschabek said she reached out to her group’s members to compile a list of prisons with heat issues because state Rep. Alma Allen’s office reached out after hearing about the hunger strike. She said Allen, a Houston Democrat who serves as vice chair on the House Corrections Committee, wanted to gather information for the committee.Allen could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday.“I think it’s going to take money from the Legislature to beef up the infrastructure in the system to where they can properly take care of these people,” Erschabek said. Rob CrowMore than 30 Texas prisons had heating issues during a cold snap that brought freezing temperatures to much of the state this week, according to reports by inmates’ family members.The Texas Inmate Families Association, a support and advocacy group, compiled reports by inmates’ relatives that blamed poor insulation, broken windows and nonfunctioning heaters for the cold conditions in the facilities.Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Robert Hurst said Wednesday that all prison units were “operating with adequate heating.”Several of the advocacy group’s members reported that prison officials had recently fixed broken heaters at their loved ones’ facilities, but many continued to report problems with prison heating Wednesday. Two women told The Texas Tribune that relatives had been without heat for more than a month at the Allred Unit near Wichita Falls.The women, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation against their relatives, said separately that they were told by inmates and prison officials the prison was waiting on parts to fix a broken heater. Both said guards worked in hats, gloves and heavy jackets.last_img read more

The Ultimate Super Smash Bros Character Guide Bowser

first_img ‘Astral Chain’ and Other Dumb Nintendo SongsThe Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Character Guide: Hero Bowser Gets Bossy!Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is huge. Not just in terms of hype and importance and sales potential, but just in terms of sheer stuff. The Nintendo Switch mascot fighter features over a hundred stages, nearly a thousand songs, and too many Pokemon and items and Assist Trophies to think of crammed onto a cartridge you can plan on the go or on a TV. When you have as many big franchises as Nintendo, putting them all in one game will make that game is very big boy indeed.But the biggest, most exciting thing about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is its mind-blowing, heartwarming roster of playable characters. Fighting games pride themselves not just on the strength of their mechanics but the strength of its fighters, especially in a crossover fighters like this. And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crushes all rivals by including every single playable character from the across the four previous games in the twenty-year-old series. Include the new combatants and so far we have over 70 fighters to wrap our heads around. We’re excited, but we’re also intimidated. So to get ready for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, every day, character by character, we’re creating the ultimate guide to all of its characters. Today’s fighter: Bowser.AdChoices广告 Who Are They?The Satan of video games, Bowser is the monster dragon/turtle ultimate enemy that makes the Super Mario universe even more bizarre unless you’re up to date on Japanese “kappa” mythology. As with most long-running villains, Bowser has become weirdly softened over the years, having a kid and forming more of a friendly rivalry with Mario that outright vendetta. But never forget that time he tried to blow up the galaxy.Smash HistoryAlong with Peach, Bowser’s addition in Super Smash Bros. Melee brought the Mario franchise more of the representation it deserved. He has also been a mainstay for villainous heavy characters. And his Smash-exclusive Giga Bowser boss form is up their with Master Hand as a breakout character for the franchise of franchises.What Looks New in Ultimate?Someone on Sakurai’s team must really love Bowser because all throughout Smash they just keep making him faster and faster, all while retaining his immense power and ability to shrug off lesser attacks with super armor. In Ultimate, Bowser in general has more range, more speed, more power, less lag, less weakness to worry about.Our Hopes?Smash gameplay’s general bias against slower heavy characters, at least in competitive one-on-one fights, is always going to be an issue. Forgive the pun but it doesn’t pay to turtle up in your spiky shell. But with Ultimate we’re hoping Bowser’s accumulated buffs will finally allow him to burst through that barrier and be a great character without qualification. Or just put Dennis Hopper in the game.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases Dec. 7 for Nintendo Switch. Until we can play more for ourselves, changes we talk about here are mostly speculation. For more thoughts check out our Smash hands-on as well as cool Switch games to play that aren’t Smash Bros., because those definitely exist.View as: One Page Slides1/761. Read Mario’s Guide2. Read Donkey Kong’s Guide3. Read Link’s Guide4. Read Samus’s Guide5. Read Dark Samus’s Guide6. Read Yoshi’s Guide7. Read Kirby’s Guide8. Read Fox’s Guide9. Read Pikachu’s Guide10. Read Luigi’s Guide11. Read Ness’s Guide12. Read Captain Falcon’s Guide13. Read Jigglypuff’s Guide14. Read Peach’s Guide15. Read Daisy’s Guide16. Read Bowser’s Guide17. Read Ice Climbers’ Guide18. Read Sheik’s Guide19. Read Zelda’s Guide20. Read Dr. Mario’s Guide21. Read Pichu’s Guide22. Read Falco’s Guide23. Read Marth’s Guide24. Read Lucina’s Guide25. Read Young Link’s Guide26. Read Ganondorf’s Guide27. Read Mewtwo’s Guide28. Read Roy’s Guide29. Read Chrom’s Guide30. Read Mr. Game and Watch’s Guide31. Read Meta Knight’s Guide32. Read Pit’s Guide33. Read Dark Pit’s Guide34. Read Zero Suit Samus’s Guide35. Read Wario’s Guide36. Read Snake’s Guide37. Read Ike’s Guide38. Read Pokemon Trainer’s Guide39. Read Diddy Kong’s Guide40. Read Lucas’s Guide41. Read Sonic’s Guide42. Read King Dedede’s Guide43. Read Olimar’s Guide44. Read Lucario’s Guide45. Read R.O.B.’s Guide46. Read Toon Link’s Guide47. Read Wolf’s Guide48. Read Villager’s Guide49. Read Mega Man’s Guide50. Read Wii Fit Trainer’s Guide51. Read Rosalina and Luma’s Guide52. Read Little Mac’s Guide53. Read Greninja’s Guide54. Read Mii Fighters’ Guide55. Read Palutena’s Guide56. Read Pac-Man’s Guide57. Read Robin’s Guide58. Read Shulk’s Guide59. Read Bowser Jr.’s Guide60. Read Duck Hunt’s Guide61. Read Ryu’s Guide62. Read Cloud’s Guide63. Read Corrin’s Guide64. Read Bayonetta’s Guide65. Read Inkling’s Guide66. Read Ridley’s Guide67. Read Simon’s Guide68. Read Richter’s Guide69. Read King K. Rool’s Guide70. Read Isabelle’s Guide71. Read Ken’s Guide72. Read Incineroar’s Guide73. Read Piranha Plant’s Guide74. Read Joker’s Guide75. Read Hero’s Guide76.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

4 Industries That Are Undergoing Revolutions

first_img 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. September 7, 2016 Technology is always moving forward; the various industries that utilize those tools typically aren’t very far behind. And while just about every industry is shifting in some form or fashion, a few are poised to undergo significant change.Related: How Technology Along With Innovation is Helping Entrepreneurs Build Successful Startups4 Industries in flux — the biggest kind No industry ever rests in place, but some clearly move faster than others. If you’ve spent any time studying technology trends and predictions, you may be aware that the following four industries are moving forward at lightning pace. But, do you know why?1. Home Automation One of the fastest-moving segments in the marketplace is the home automation — or “smart” home — industry. By 2022, the home automation system market is expected to be worth roughly $78.27 billion. That’s a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.46 percent, from this year through 2022.Much of the growth in this industry is rooted in safety, security, and environmentally friendly solutions that reduce energy dependence and keep more money in the pockets of homeowners. We’re watching companies invest billions of dollars into such items as smart locks, wireless video surveillance devices, energy-efficient appliances, customizable lighting and more.The interesting thing about the home automation industry is that the technological infrastructure already exists. So do a flurry of companies, getting into this area. “But the biggest hurdle facing smart home companies today isn’t other companies — it’s a lack of consumer understanding and education,” Greg Roberts, vice president of marketing at Icontrol Networks, said in his guest blog on CTA Tech.“To overcome that hurdle, companies need to band together and technologies must operate together seamlessly so consumers can pick and choose the devices that best fit their needs,” Roberts said. In other words, it’s marketplace adoption that is currently holding the industry back from the massive explosion that’s bound to happen sooner rather than later.Just how long it will take for consumers to jump on board is yet to be seen.Related: Shiny New Gadgets to Smart Homes and Beyond: A CES 2015 Preview2. The sleep industryCompared to home automation, the sleep industry may seem boring and archaic, but I can assure you that it is not. There’s a lot of technology and innovation that goes into developing sleep solutions which allow people to fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up refreshed.“I think that within the next five-to-ten years we are going to see technology play a bigger role in sleep optimization,” Michael Hughes, founder and CEO of PlushBeds said in an interview with Mattress Clarity. “More and more today, we see new technology implemented into everyday household items which improve our quality of life.”By 2019, experts have suggested, the global market for sleep aids will reach a whopping $76.7 billion. That’s a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6 percent. The sleep apnea segment of the market alone is expected to grow at an 11.3 percent CAGR.Entrepreneur Moe Kittaneh has been tracking the industry for some time and says he expects tools and tactics such as mobile phone apps, wearable activity trackers, customizable mattresses and even innovative medical therapies to continue to improve in the coming years.3. Retail The retail industry has also undergone a significant amount of change in the past decade. The introduction of ecommerce as a serious threat to brick-and-mortar shopping has caused massive ripples; and large and small companies alike are being forced to pivot and shift in new directions.In 2016, the novelty of online shopping has worn off and the retail industry is finally able to breathe again. Ecommerce is now a staple in the industry, and we’re beginning to see new technologies and innovation respond.For multi-channel retailers, “click-and-collect” shopping is another trend that has become quite popular. Merchants like Kohl’s, Walmart and Home Depot let customers shop online, place an order and then pick it up in store. But we’re seeing some companies take this to an entirely new level.“Nordstrom is also looking into using mobile to streamline the in-store pickup experience,” notes “In May 2015,” the site pointed out, “the retailer started testing a service that lets customers text or call their Nordstrom associate as they near the store. The store employee will then head down and meet the customer outside, so they won’t even have to get out of their car.”On the ecommerce side of things, retailers are becoming increasingly reliant on analytics and finding strategic ways to utilize the information they now have. As a result, they’re able to customize shopping experiences and deliver more meaningful information and offers to individual customers.4. Travel We can’t overlook the travel industry. There’s a lot happening there and consumers are the direct beneficiaries of an evolving system that prioritizes convenience, speed and specialization.One of the major trends here is a move toward mobile-first. From finding and reserving airline flights on your phone, to actually using that same device as your boarding pass, this space has a lot happening.In Australia, we’re even seeing the possibility of biometric cloud passports that would totally eliminate the need to carry around the traditional booklet. The technology — which lets travelers simply swipe their finger across a scanner — already exists. Right now, it’s a matter of getting the right approval and creating a global system that will allow for paperless passports.It’s also impossible to deny the steady growth associated with alternative travel accommodations. No longer are commercialized hotels the only option.Thanks to sites like Airbnb and Home Away, travelers have the ability to find cost-effective and personalized solutions in just about any city. This personalization makes traveling more comfortable and affordable for millions of people around the world.Finally, better wifi and more in-flight technology are changing the convenience of flying. Instead of being wasted time, flying — especially for business travelers — is now barely any different from sitting in the office.Keeping an eye on the future What does the future hold for these industries? If we knew the answer, we’d all be pretty wealthy investors. What we can be fairly certain about, though, is that home automation, sleep, retail and travel are all being revolutionized from the inside out.Related: From Innovative Trains To Bar-Coded Tickets, 15 Things That Will Make Your Rail Travel EasyThe industries you see today will look much different three, five and ten years down the road. From both a consumer and entrepreneurial perspective, this is more than exciting to watch. Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

UAB Receives CuttingEdge Robot to Aid in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Treatment

first_img News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more Jeffrey Nix, M.D., left, and Soroush Rais-Bahrami, M.D., with the iSR’obotTM Mona Lisa , a new image guided device for diagnosing prostate cancer. Image courtesy of UAB News. News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Rais-Bahrami works to further develop the iSR’obot Mona Lisa by providing feedback on utility of the deivice for potential clinical use. Image courtesy of UAB News.June 9, 2016 — The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) announced it is one of two beta sites in the United States that will receive the new iSR’obot Mona Lisa. The image-guided system provides urologic surgeons with a tool to diagnose prostate cancer earlier through accurate diagnosis and precise localization that may allow for targeted treatments in the future.Lead investigator Soroush Rais-Bahrami, M.D., will determine the utility of the equipment for potential clinical use in the setting of the UAB Urologic Oncology Innovations Lab through a pilot pre-clinical project, “Phantom-Based Evaluation of a Novel Trans-Perineal Platform for Prostate Cancer Detection and Treatment.”“As the only hospital in the Southeast to have the Mona Lisa robotic device, our team’s input on the device will help shape the future of prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, not only for our patients at UAB but also patients worldwide,” said Rais-Bahrami, assistant professor in UAB’s Department of Urology and Department of Radiology. “Our feedback will help modify and make the already successful robot better as it launches in the United States for research and clinical implementation.”The Mona Lisa robotic platform created by Biobot Surgical uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound fusion techniques to robotically guide biopsy of suspicious lesions. The fusion software helps with the localization of the needle when a biopsy procedure is performed, providing pinpoint accuracy. With UAB investigators, the device is being further developed to plan for minimally invasive focal therapy for treating prostate cancer in the future.Ultimately, the Mona Lisa will be used for focal or targeted therapy through image guidance and treatment localization for prostate cancer. More than a thousand patients across Europe and Asia are already receiving biopsies with the Mona Lisa robotic device.“In the United States, we are currently treating the entire prostate for cancer,” said Jeffrey Nix, M.D., assistant professor in UAB’s Department of Urology. “We have the capability to fuse MRI and ultrasound to identify the exact location of the cancer. We are excited about providing personalized care for each of our patients and look forward to the day that we can administer localized treatment with the use of the Mona Lisa.”The Mona Lisa is being integrated as an investigation by a multidisciplinary team founded and co-directed by Rais-Bahrami and Nix. The UAB Program for Personalized Prostate Cancer Care combines experts from urology, radiology, radiation oncology, medical oncology and pathology to determine the best treatment pathway for each individual with prostate cancer.UAB investigators are using phantom studies and 3-D personalized molds of prostates to prove the principle that biopsies with spacial accuracy of certain targeted regions can be performed.After Biobot receives approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the MRI-US Fusion software, UAB looks forward to beginning clinical trials that biopsy-qualified prostate cancer patients could benefit from the use of this device.Biobot Surgical and BK Medical Systems provided support for the evaluation of this equipment.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. 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first_img“The ‘friends and family’ dataset is ultimately the most useful for a hostile intelligence service,” said Richard Zahner, a retired lieutenant general and former top NSA official. Tie the information to what’s publicly available, and other intelligence the adversary has already collected, “and you have insights that few services have ever achieved.”Those insights go beyond merely spying on the U.S. government, he said. Many senior business executives need government clearances to serve on advisory boards, or hold them from prior government service. Google chairman Eric Schmidt, for example, holds a security clearance, he has said. So at one point did Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.“If I can get into the strategic planning side of a U.S. competitor, investment decisions and negotiating strategies are vastly simplified,” Zahner said.Also Monday, DHS disclosed that as many as 390,000 employees, contractors and job applicants may have had their personal data breached in a separate hack of a contractor, KeyPoint Government Solutions, that was discovered in September. In December, DHS acknowledged another hack of the same contractor in which 48,000 people were affected. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober In the cyberattack targeting federal personnel records, hackers are believed to have obtained the Social Security numbers, birth dates, job actions and other private information on every federal employee and millions of former employees and contractors.In a second attack, which the Obama administration acknowledged on Friday after downplaying the possibility for days, the cyberspies got detailed background information on millions of military, intelligence and other personnel who have been investigated for security clearances. Together, the hacks compromised the records of as many as 18 million people.Applicants for security clearances are required to list drug use, criminal convictions, mental health issues, and the names and addresses of their foreign relatives.“You’re supposed to list every relative outside the U.S. who could be a source of foreign government pressure on you,” said Stewart Baker, who served in senior roles at DHS and the National Security Agency.The pitch to a Chinese-American working with U.S. secrets, he said, would amount to, “You belong to us, and we can make an approach that is designed to make you understand that.”But the fears don’t end with China. China’s intelligence service could share the information with countries such as North Korea or Pakistan. Also, experts say, many who hack on behalf of the Chinese government are allowed to freelance and sell what they steal. Esser and others were testifying Tuesday to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the cyber-theft of private information on millions of former and current federal employees, as well as U.S. security clearance holders, by hackers linked to China.Officials fear that China will seek to gain leverage over Americans with access to secrets by pressuring their overseas relatives, particularly if they happen to be living in China or another authoritarian country. Over the last decade, U.S. intelligence agencies have sought to hire more people of Asian and Middle Eastern descent, some of whom have relatives living overseas. The compromise of their personal data is likely to place additional burdens on employees who already face onerous security scrutiny.China denies involvement in the cyberattack that is being called the most damaging U.S. national security loss in more than a decade.The potential for new avenues of espionage against the U.S. is among the most obvious repercussions of the pair of data breaches by hackers who are believed to have stolen personnel data on millions of current and former federal employees and contractors.Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican who chairs the oversight panel, said the incident “may be the most devastating cyberattack in our nation’s history, and said OPM’s security policy was akin to leaving its doors and windows unlocked and expecting nothing to be stolen. The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Top Stories Comments   Share   center_img Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help WASHINGTON (AP) — An Office of Personnel Management investigative official said Tuesday the agency entrusted with millions of personnel records has a history of failing to meet basic computer network security requirements.Michael Esser, assistant inspector general for audit, said in testimony prepared for delivery that for years many of the people running the agency’s information technology had no IT background. He also said the agency had not disciplined any employees for the agency’s failure to pass numerous cyber security audits. Administration officials have left many questions unanswered, including why the latest hacks went undetected for months. The federal chief information officer, Tony Scott, ordered government agencies to beef up their network security by scanning logs, patching security holes, and accelerating their use authentication that goes beyond passwords.___Associated Press writers Alicia A. Caldwell in Washington and Raphael Satter in London contributed to this report.___Follow Ken Dilanian on Twitter at © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories 4 must play golf courses in Arizona New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies FILE – In this April 22, 2015 file photo, House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. When hackers broke into a database filled with the private information of U.S. security clearance holders, they likely got access to the names of foreign relatives of some of those officials who are living abroad. “It may be the single biggest breach of data that our government has ever had,” said Chaffetz on teh C-SPAN Newsmakers program, calling the stolen data “the most sensitive information we have.” (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterRegent Seven Seas Cruises will nearly double its existing internet bandwidth size across its fleet of ships by January 2020. The move was announced as one of three guest experience enhancements.Guests will begin to benefit from bandwidth expansion starting April 2019. Signing on to Wi-Fi will be smoother through a login webpage that appears when guests connect to the ship’s network, and guests will have a more streamlined login process enabling unlimited complimentary and effortless web surfing.Other enhancements include free unlimited valet laundry service for guests sailing in Master and Grand Suites.  All guests who sail in those cabin types on Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ ships will enjoy the added benefit of free unlimited valet laundry service, starting in April 2019.Further, a new Digital Guest Survey will help Regent track guest experiences and feedback in real-time. The digital survey replaces end-of-cruise paper guest satisfaction questionnaires.Guests may easily provide feedback through this web-based questionnaire during the voyage and the feedback is automatically sent to the ship’s officers and company leaders in Miami. This new system will be deployed fleetwide by October 2019.“Nearly doubling bandwidth provides Regent guests with an even faster and easier free internet experience to stay in touch and share their travel experiences with their family, friends and business associates at home while sailing around the world,” says Jason Montague, Regent Seven Seas Cruises President and Chief Executive Officer.“Across our fleet, we continue to refine the small details, such as creating a faster internet, including free valet laundry service for Master and Grand Suite guests, and deploying a tool for real-time guest feedback. This significant investment demonstrates our commitment to providing guests with an unrivalled experience.”These three initiatives are Regent’s latest guest experience enhancements. Over the past year Regent has completed a $125 million fleet refurbishment program, unveiled its 2020-2021 Voyage Collection with 167 itineraries and new ports, introduced new relaxed outdoor evening dining fleetwide at the Pool Grill, debuted the most immersive luxury Cuban voyage itineraries, and revealed Go Local Tours and Regent Choice small group shore excursions – all while readying to launch its fifth ship, Seven Seas Splendor, in February 2020.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgSan Francisco – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineExperience the magic of Shanghai, San Francisco’s sister city, with Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco’s Sizzling ‘Summer In Shanghai’ package in conjunction with the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and its highly celebrated Shanghai exhibition.The one-night package includes deluxe room accommodations with, spectacular city or Bay views, two admission tickets to the Asian Art Museum and the Shanghai exhibit, and two complimentary MO Bar signature cocktails to welcome and refresh ‘Summer In Shanghai guests.The Asian Art Museum’s Shanghai exhibition is the cornerstone of the Shanghai Celebration-a year-long Bay Area-wide collaboration honoring San Francisco’s sister city and coinciding with the 2010 World Expo now being hosted by Shanghai. The Shanghai exhibition explores, through the mirror of its art, the tumultuous history that resulted in one of the world’s most dynamic, cosmopolitan cities. It features more than 130 oil paintings, Shanghai Deco furniture and rugs, revolutionary posters, works of fashion, movie clips, and contemporary read more

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first_img by Jill Lawless, The Associated Press Posted Jun 18, 2018 6:18 am PDT Last Updated Jun 18, 2018 at 10:01 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Roll out the barrels: Christo artwork floats on London lake Artist Christo attends the unveiling of his first UK outdoor exhibit, The London Mastaba, on the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, central London, Monday June 18, 2018. The sculpture consists of 7,506 horizontally stacked barrels on a floating platform in the lake. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP) center_img LONDON – The ducks, geese and hardy cold-water swimmers in London’s Hyde Park have a new neighbour: a monumental floating structure made from 7,506 stacked barrels colored bright red, mauve and blue.“The London Mastaba,” unveiled Monday, is the latest installation by Christo, a master of supersized artworks who has previously wrapped Berlin’s Reichstag in silver fabric and festooned New York’s Central Park with thousands of saffron-colored cloth gates.The 83-year-old artist’s first major creation in London rises 65 feet (20 metres) above the surface of the park’s Serpentine Lake. Its slope-sided trapezoid was inspired by ancient Mesopotamian benches and Egyptian tombs. The colours have been chosen to complement the lush greenery and grey-blue skies of a London summer.The sculpture, which will float on the lake until Sept. 23, is accompanied by an exhibition at the nearby Serpentine Gallery tracing the barrel-based artworks Christo has created since the 1950s — often with his wife and artistic partner, Jeanne-Claude, who died in 2009.The pair started experimenting with paint cans and upsized to oil drums, using them to create walls, mounds and other structures both monumental and temporary.Many of their grander schemes have never been built. Others took decades.Christo and Jeanne-Claude first dreamed of a floating mastaba — Arabic for bench — in 1967. Initially it was to be built on Lake Michigan. Five decades later, it has finally arisen in London.Since 1977, Christo has been planning an even bigger version: a mastaba set in the Abu Dhabi desert that would be made from 410,000 barrels, rise 500 feet (150 metres) and constitute the largest sculpture in the world.Like Christo’s other works, “The London Mastaba” is temporary. At summer’s end it will be dismantled and the barrels recycled, in keeping with Christo’s “leave no trace” philosophy.For now, it floats serenely, drawing a mixed reaction from the walkers, joggers and cyclists who use the park each day.Local Lucia Halpern, who watched the work being constructed in the park over two months, said her cockapoo Coco was a fan, “because it keeps the ducks away and she can go in the water.”But she declared herself “a bit disappointed” by the structure.“The only thing I find beautiful about it is the reflection in the water,” she said. “Maybe that’s the point. It’s quite pretty when it gets the light and puts these magenta and pink colours on the water.”The Bulgaria-born, New York-based Christo is unconcerned about getting divergent reviews.“Any interpretation is legitimate — critical or positive,” he said. “All make you think. This is why we are human — to think.”last_img read more

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