Ready or not Ontario legislation for allin travel pricing starts Jan 1

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Ready or not, Ontario legislation for all-in travel pricing starts Jan. 1, 2017 Travelweek Group Tags: TICO TORONTO — The industry has known about this deadline for months and now consumers do too: starting Jan. 1, 2017 travel ads in Ontario will have to include all taxes and fees, under new rules that the provincial government says are meant to protect consumers.The province says the rules, which take effect Jan. 1, will help reduce confusion and prevent surprises for travellers, as well as ensure a level playing field for the travel industry. The new regulations apply to any ads made by a registered travel agent or wholesaler that refer to the price of travel services.“People across Ontario can now research and buy their vacations and business travel with confidence and without surprises – the price advertised will now be the price paid,” Marie-France Lalonde, Ontario’s minister of government and consumer services, said in a statement.The change was also hailed by TICO, which said all-in pricing “provides consistent guidelines for the travel industry when advertising and promoting the price of travel services.”More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesMany major tours operators and retailers have been advertising all-in pricing for years. “Air Canada Vacations is already in compliance with the all-in-pricing requirement set out by TICO,” said Nino Montagnese, Managing Director, Sun Markets for ACV. “All of our vacations packages, hotel prices, flights and tours in all promotional formats – whether online or print – include transparent pricing and clearly outline all of the fees, services charges and taxes that consumers can expect to pay when booking our products. We want to make our travel partners’ and consumers’ booking process as seamless as possible.”Other tour operators are ready to comply. “As per recent legislation issued by the Province of Ontario, we can confirm that all our pricing will be displayed as ‘all in’ pricing from Jan. 1, 2017,” said Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations, Sunwing Vacations. “Customers will be able to browse our selection of vacation packages with ease, and with the understanding that all taxes, surcharges and fees are already represented in the price quoted.”More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”Dawson said travellers should be “diligent when comparing prices as many online travel agents and hoteliers not covered by the legislation are likely to continue to show prices without taxes and fees included.”Flight Centre spokeswoman Allison Wallace said full transparency in pricing “will reduce confusion while at the same time encourage fair competition from sun wholesalers and retailers so this is very good news for both the consumer and the travel industry.” Posted by Wednesday, December 14, 2016 last_img read more

SunAir of Scandinavia AS a franchise partner of

first_imgSun-Air of Scandinavia A/S, a franchise partner of British Airways, has announced the launch of a new flight between Billund and London City Airport. The flight between London’s Docklands and Denmark’s commercial capital will be operated on the carrier’s Dornier 328 aircraft. Commenting on the new flight, which came into service on January 19th, Sun-Air chief executive officer Niels Sundberg said that the airline had been looking at starting a flight to London City “for several years”.”The airport is located close to London’s commercial and financial districts, and it therefore has its focus on business travellers and their needs,” he said. Mr Sundberg added that the flight would be attractive to passengers because of the compact nature of London City Airport – something that allows passengers to travel to their meeting within minutes of landing. Sun-Air will operate two daily flights on the route between Monday and Friday, with a further evening departure taking off on Sunday.London City is home to ten airlines that fly to 32 destinations throughout the UK and Europe.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedCimber Air to launch new service between Billund and GatwickCimber Air to launch new service between Billund and GatwickAer Arann to launch service between Isle of Man and London CityAer Arann has announced that it will fly to London City AirportBA launches new winter docklands routesBritish Airways (BA) will be launching two new routes out of London City Airport in December.last_img read more

Vivendi has fulfilled its ambition of taking its s

first_imgVivendi has fulfilled its ambition of taking its stake in Telecom Italia above 20%. The French media giant now holds a 20.03% stake in the Italian telco.“The group reitirates its intention to be a long-term shareholder of the Italian telecoms group and, more generally, to develop Vivendi’s activities in southern Europe,” Vivendi said.Vivendi has edged its participation in Telecom Italia up in stages since becoming the telco’s largest shareholder with a 14.9% stake in June, as the result of a share exchange related to its exit from Brazilian operator GVT. The company held 19.9% of the Italian telco’s capital by early October.last_img

Tele Columbus CEO and chairman Ronny Verhelst In

first_imgTele Columbus CEO and chairman, Ronny Verhelst.In its first results since the acquisition of Pepcom, German cable operator Tele Columbus has increased its revenues by 5% in the first quarter on a like-for-like basis to €116.1 million.EBITDA increased by 9.5% to €56.5 million.The company added 12,000 internet revenue generating units and 14,000 telephony RGUs in the quarter.The company had 3.6 million homes connected, serving 2.43 million customers, which translates into 2.45 million cable TV RGUs and 424,000 premium TV RGUs, it said. Internet RGUs amounted to 475,000 and Telephony RGUs to 441,000.The company aims to keep the number of connected homes stable over the year and to achieve mid-single digit revenue growth and high single-digit EBITDA growth for the year.Recent developments include the trialing of an advanced TV service in partnership with Espial and the launch of mobile services across the former Primacom footprint in collaboration with low-cost mobile specialist Drillisch.Ronny Verhelst, CEO of Tele Columbus, said: “We continued on our growth path while the organisational integration of Primacom and Tele Columbus is at an advanced stage. Our clear strategy going forward is to keep the homes connected base stable, to further optimise the network infrastructure and to exploit our potential for Internet, Telephony and TV services. In the first quarter 2016, we have again executed on our strategy successfully.”last_img read more

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first_imgSponsor Advertisement It was just another day when JPMorgan et al threw everything they had at the precious metals to prevent them from blowing sky highAs I stated in ‘The Wrap’ yesterday morning just minutes before my 5:20 a.m. Eastern time filing deadline…”It remains to be seen whether these rallies [in gold and silver] continue in London…or get stepped on before New York opens…”With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, it’s easy to see that virtually all the excitement was over by 9:20 a.m. BST in London.  There was a vertical price spike at 1:00 p.m. BST, twenty minutes before the Comex open…but it got hammered flat in pretty short order.  The rally after the London p.m. gold fix at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time wasn’t allowed to get too far, either.Gold closed at $1,701.30 spot…up $7.90 on the day.  Net volume was pretty enormous…around 190,000 contracts, so it should be obvious that gold’s attempt to rally well over the $1,700 price mark was not going unopposed…and that JPMorgan et al were going short against all comers.It was virtually the same story in silver…and the price pattern was virtually identical, as you can see from the Kitco chart below.  Silver closed at $32.71 spot…up 44 cents from Wednesday’s close.  Volume was very heavy as well…around 57,000 contracts.The dollar index opened on Wednesday night in New York at 81.20…and then declined in fits and starts down to about 81.07 at 8:00 a.m. in New York.  Then at precisely that moment…the moment that both gold and silver began to spike higher at 1:00 p.m. in London…the dollar index turned on a dime, reaching its 81.42 zenith about 9:40 a.m. in New York…and by 11:00 a.m. Eastern that entire gain had reversed itself.  The dollar index closed at 81.12…down about 8 basis points from Wednesday.If you check the above gold and silver charts, you will note that all the major price activity in New York in both gold and silver happened precisely between those two times.  Hardly a coincidence, I’m sure.The gold stocks gapped up…and after a bit of sag, worked their way slowly higher for the rest of the day.  The HUI finished on its high tick…up 2.67%.The silver stocks were mostly up on the day…but there were a few red arrows amongst the green ones.  Nick Laird’s Silver Sentiment Index closed up another 1.44%.(Click on image to enlarge)The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that 5 gold and 157 silver contracts were posted for delivery within the Comex-approved warehouse system on Monday.  In silver, the big short/issuer was the Bank of Nova Scotia…and to no one’s surprise I’m sure, JPMorgan was the biggest long/stopper with 93 contracts in its proprietary [house] account…along with 46 contracts in its client account.  The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here.The CME’s preliminary volume report for yesterday shows that only 1,103 silver contracts remain open in September.  That’s almost a 50 percent drop since Monday.There were no reported changes in either GLD or SLV…and the U.S. Mint didn’t have a sales report, either.Wednesday was another active day over at the Comex-approved depositories.  They received 926,750 troy ounces of silver…and shipped 1,116,483 troy ounces of the stuff out the door.  Here’s the link to that activity.Nick Laird sent me his “Transparent PM Holdings” chart very late last night…and it’s definitely worth looking at.  As Nick pointed out…”it’s still hitting new highs day after day.”(Click on image to enlarge)I have the usual number of stories for you today…and the final edit is yours.Well, it was just another day when JPMorgan et al threw everything they had at the precious metals to prevent them from blowing sky high…as the volume figures were enormous, especially in gold.Today we get the jobs report at 8:30 a.m. Eastern…and as I say every month at this time, it will be interesting to see how gold reacts to this data…or is allowed to react.  I’ve noticed in the past…that there are times that ‘da boyz’ will soften up the price in advance of the jobs numbers, especially if they’re particularly bad, so that when the gold price does pop at 8:30 a.m….the precious metals have a hole to dig themselves out before turning positive on the day.  That may [or may not] be what went on in the precious metals market earlier today.  We’ll see.We also get the Commitment of Traders Report as well…and I’ll be waiting at the keyboard at precisely 3:30 p.m. Eastern time, which is when they post it on the CFTC website.  I’ll have that data in tomorrow’s column.As I mentioned two paragraphs ago, both gold and silver came under some selling pressure in Far East trading on their Friday.  The lows in both gold and silver were in around 1:00 p.m. Hong Kong time…and are continuing to rally now that London has been open for a bit more than two hours.  It will be interesting to see how long that lasts, or is allowed to last.  Gold volume is already very high…around 35,000 contracts and, like yesterday, silver’s volume is at 12,000+ contracts once again.  The dollar index is down about 20 basis points, gold is down about six bucks…and silver is down 50 cents as I hit the ‘send’ button at 5:18 a.m. Eastern time.With the exception of palladium, the other three precious metals are still well into overbought territory…especially silver.  Based on that, it will be interesting to see if JPMorgan et al can, or will, engineer another sell-off in the near future.  Here’s the 6-month silver chart.(Click on image to enlarge)With gold and silver shares roaring higher, there’s still an opportunity to either readjust your portfolio, or get fully invested in the continuing major up-leg of this bull market in both silver and gold…and I respectfully suggest that you take a trial subscription to either Casey Research’s International Speculator [junior gold and silver exploration companies], or BIG GOLD [large producers], with all our best [and current] recommendations…as well as the archives. Don’t forget that our 90-day guarantee of satisfaction is in effect for both publications.Today is another day where I look forward to the 8:20 a.m. Comex open with great interest.  Enjoy your weekend…and I’ll see you here tomorrow. Aben Resources (TSX.V: ABN) is a Canadian gold and silver exploration company with a focus on developing properties in the Yukon. The Company’s flagship project is its 100% owned Justin Gold Project located 35 kilometres southeast of the Cantung Mine and has an all season road running through its claims. A phase one drill program was carried out in 2011 on the 18,314 acre Justin Project in which a significant new greenfields gold discovery was made at the property’s POW Zone. The Company intercepted 60 metres of 1.19 g/t gold in hole JN11009 at a vertical depth of 113 metres. Additionally, a new high grade silver-copper zone was discovered at the Kangas Zone with hole JN11003 returning 1.07 metres of 7320 g/t silver (234 oz/ton) and 3.52% copper near surface. As a result of these discoveries on the Justin Project, Aben acquired 14,274 additional acres of mineral tenure in the immediate vicinity of the project to facilitate a more aggressive work program this upcoming season. The Company has four other prospective Yukon and NWT projects in its portfolio along with a seasoned management and geological team. Aben’s chairman, Ron Netolitzky, is credited with exploration success on numerous properties including three Western Canadian gold and silver projects which became producing mines. Please visit our website to learn more about the company and request information.last_img read more

Arts leaders must do more to tackle the acute la

first_imgArts leaders must do more to tackle the “acute” lack of opportunities for disabled actors on stage and screen, according to union delegates.Members of the Equity performers’ union called for “greater representation and more accurate portrayal” of disabled people, in a motion agreed unanimously by the TUC Disabled Workers Conference in London.The motion also called for “greater inclusive casting… where an actor’s talent and not their impairment drives their talent on stage or screen”.Actor Cindy-Jane Armbruster (pictured, right) told the conference that disabled people were portrayed as “the objects of pity or we are put on a pedestal as superhumans in so-called inspiration porn, or objects of scorn as benefit scroungers… anything but well-rounded human beings”.She said: “I believe very strongly that we need to change these stories, we need to tell better stories, we need to see ourselves represented on stage and on screen for our sense of self-identity. We need to know we are not alone.”She pointed to a survey last year by the Act for Change project, which campaigns for better representation across the live and recorded arts and found that just one in 326 actors performing on the London stage over the Easter weekend had a visible impairment.She added: “Having stories told about us and by us will make it harder for policy-makers to make us invisible, to dehumanise us or, worse, get rid of us.”Heidi McGeogh, of the Musicians’ Union, told the conference: “We really do need to see positive images of disabled people.“It’s going to affect how we are treated by society and how we are valued by society.“People believe what they see on the telly and on the stage and read in the papers.”Iain Scott-Burdon, a BSL-user from Unison, said: “I don’t like to see false disabled people.”He pointed to TV companies that were making programmes featuring hearing actors playing BSL-users.He said: “This is unacceptable. There is a lot of Deaf talent out there. There’s a lot of disabled talent out there.”Mik Scarlet (pictured, centre), another Equity member, told the conference that he used to work on BBC’s From the Edge magazine programme, which had nine disabled presenters and more than 30 disabled programme-makers, while Channel 4 and ITV also put out disability programmes.The disabled journalist and presenter said: “Where have they gone? They have disappeared. Now we have The Undateables and the [Paralympic] Superhumans.“We need more talent on screen, and we need to promote the concept that we need disabled programming made by disabled people.”Roddy Slorach, a University and College Union (UCU) delegate, and author of A Very Capitalist Condition, which examines the history and politics of disability, said the representation of disability in the media needed to be about “overcoming this sense of otherness”, which was “not actually an easy thing to do”.He called for “an end to disability as a form of discrimination” and “a celebration of the diversity of humanity” that looks at who disabled people are rather than using “negative stereotypical images”.The conference was attended by 25 unions, from major organisations such as Unison, Unite and NUT, to smaller unions such as the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the senior civil servants’ union the FDA, with nearly 200 disabled delegates attending.last_img read more

A Tory peer has accused work and pensions secretar

first_imgA Tory peer has accused work and pensions secretary Esther McVey of making a series of untrue statements about the Motability car scheme to fellow MPs.Lord Sterling, who co-founded Motability in 1977, has told McVey in a letter that he found the “litany of inaccuracies” in the comments made by her and fellow MPs in a debate earlier this month to be “deeply troubling”.Only last month, Disability News Service reported how McVey had been appointed as the new work and pensions secretary despite previously being repeatedly shamed in 2013 for misleading fellow MPs and the public about the impact of her policies on disabled people.Lord Sterling’s letter also reveals that of 180,000 Motability customers who were previously claiming disability living allowance (DLA) and have so far been reassessed for the new personal independence payment (PIP), about 75,000 have lost eligibility to remain on the scheme and have had to return their cars, because of decisions by McVey’s department.The Commons debate on 8 February followed an urgent question asked by the Labour MP John Mann about claims in the Daily Mail newspaper concerning the £2.4 billion in reserves held by the company that runs the scheme – Motability Operations (MO) – and the £1.7 million pay and bonuses package of MO’s chief executive, Mike Betts. But Lord Sterling told McVey (pictured in the debate) in his letter that the debate had been “deeply flawed and misleading”, with some of the errors relating to claims by Mann that the charity itself was holding the reserves and running the scheme, and that Betts was employed by the charity.The Tory peer pointed out that the Motability scheme was delivered by MO under contract to the Motability charity*, rather than by the charity itself.But he also told McVey – a separate letter aimed at correcting the “many false statements” made in the debate was sent to her by Motability Operations – that she herself had made four serious errors.The first, he said, was that she had called for the charity’s trustees to be “held to account” after another MP told how a constituent who had been a lifetime recipient of DLA had been threatened with having her Motability vehicle removed on Boxing Day.But this was a result of a PIP reassessment – carried out by McVey’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – which had found the constituent was no longer eligible for the higher rate of mobility support, and therefore no longer eligible to lease a car through the Motability scheme.Lord Sterling pointed out in his letter that PIP assessments were the responsibility of McVey’s department and that it was DWP’s decision to remove her eligibility.He then highlighted McVey’s claim in the debate that it had been her intervention as minister for disabled people in 2013 that led to Motability agreeing to pass £175 million** to former DLA claimants who lost their Motability vehicles in the reassessment programme.Lord Sterling said that minutes of the charity’s meetings showed that its own trustees had made this decision themselves the previous year because they had “felt a moral obligation to help people at risk of losing cars due to government policy changes”.He said they had already decided by December 2012, months before McVey’s intervention, “to provide a package of significant financial support and other assistance”.And he said that McVey had even suggested in 2013 that this support should only be focused on the initial stage of reassessments, up to 2015-16, whereas Motability’s trustees wanted to provide financial support “over the full period of the DWP’s reassessments”.The Tory peer told her that the charity had had to cope with the loss of about 75,000 customers through PIP reassessment, many of whom were “confused, distressed and even suicidal, as they worry about losing their mobility”.Lord Sterling also said that McVey was wrong when she said that DWP would use money regained from Motability to help constituents whose cars had been removed before their PIP appeals had been heard.She had told MPs: “When we have got the money back from Motability that we believe we should to support disabled people, that is one of the first things it should be used for.”Lord Sterling said this was wrong because there was “no basis on which the government can demand any money to be handed over”.He also said that McVey had been wrong when she claimed that the charity was piloting a scheme – “after direction from the department” – to help disabled children under the age of three, when the scheme was actually being piloted by MO and there had been “no direction” from DWP.A DWP spokeswoman refused to say if McVey would be apologising for the “inaccuracies” in her statements to MPs.But she said: “When PIP was first introduced, the government worked with Motability to design an extensive £175 million transitional support package to support Motability customers who have not been awarded the enhanced mobility component on reassessment from DLA to PIP.“While the department works closely with Motability, it is an independent charitable organisation and therefore we are not directly involved in determining scheme policy or operational issues.”Motability revealed this week that the number of its customers had fallen to 628,000 by December 2017, a drop of 5,000 since March 2017.Although it has lost about 75,000 customers through reassessment, the rollout of PIP has also opened eligibility to more disabled people with mental health conditions and learning difficulties.Meanwhile, despite McVey’s calls in the debate for the Charity Commission to carry out another review of the financial relationship between the charity and Motability Operations, following one it carried out last year, the commission has said this week that it has no new concerns.It said in a statement: “In light of media reporting about the Motability scheme, we reviewed the highlighted issues to see if there was anything we had not investigated as part of our previous regulatory compliance case in Motability… which was under our jurisdiction as regulator of charities in England and Wales.“Having reviewed the latest information in the media we have concluded that, as set out in our statement on 8 February, there are no new concerns that come under the commission’s jurisdiction.” *The Motability charity is a DNS subscriber**The £175 million came from a series of donations from Motability Operations to Motability during 2014 and 2015. Motability says it has so far paid out about £100 million, usually in sums of £2,000 to “departing customers”, as well as allowing customers to retain their cars for longer periods after losing their PIP eligibility and providing them with other advice and support. It is not yet sure whether it will spend “slightly more or less” than £175 million in total but plans to continue providing this support until the end of the reassessment programme, which is likely to be in 2020.last_img read more

Are You One of Americas Most Entrepreneurial Companies Apply for the 2016

first_img For the second year, the Entrepreneur360™ will name the most entrepreneurial companies in America, based on quantitative and qualitative analysis of the verified information submitted. This 360-degree approach spotlights top entrepreneurial performers in leadership, innovation, culture, impact and growth—and the fascinating stories behind them.Apply NowLast year, notable companies from a range of industries were celebrated, including:iCrackedThis smart-phone repair and reselling company exemplifies best practices by instilling a company culture of problem-solving and independence instead of enforcing hierarchies.Enlisted DesignEnlisted Design is a creative agency specializing in planning and birthing new products that is taking a highly unique approach to learning about each client.ZoziZozi, a startup providing online booking software for travel outfitters, is benefitting from taking a safe approach to seeking venture capital to help speed growth.UpCounselTwo lawyers have taken a pragmatic approach to building a company that matches small and midsize businesses with experienced attorneys and enjoyed a 20-percent month-over- month revenue growth in 2015.AvantAvant is an online lending firm on a mission to lower the barriers and costs of borrowing. Since launching in 2012, they’ve grown from three to over 800 employees, operate in three countries and manage a loan portfolio of more than $3 billion.DashedWhether it’s by bicycle, scooter or smart car, Dashed has one primary goal: to be the fastest restaurant-delivery service in the industry. Remaining focused on this singular mission continues to translate to their success.To qualify, companies must be privately owned (no franchises) with at least one of the original founders involved in current day-to- day business operations. Honorees will be featured in Entrepreneur magazine, on Entrepreneur.com, and at the annual E360 Conference, which will be held on November 16 in Long Beach, Calif.To nominate your company or find more information about the Entrepreneur360™ list, visit: entrepreneur.com/360.You’re leaving your mark. Let’s create your legacy.Apply Now Are You One of America’s Most Entrepreneurial Companies? Apply for the 2016 Entrepreneur360™ Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. 2 min read Enroll Now for $5 Next Article Entrepreneur Staff Add to Queuecenter_img June 2, 2016 Entrepreneur360 –shares Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Entrepreneur Staff Image credit: Marketinglast_img read more

Sisense Brings Power to the Builders With New CloudNative Linux Platform Insights

first_img AI technologyanalytics builderscloudNewssisense Previous ArticleiHeartMedia Doubles Down on Radio Attribution with Agreement to Support Nielsen Media Impact and Continuous Diary MeasurementNext ArticleArtificial Solutions Launches Antidote to Chatbot Frustration Sisense Brings Power to the Builders With New Cloud-Native Linux Platform, Insights to Everyone With Predictive AI Technology PRNewswireJune 13, 2019, 3:03 pmJune 13, 2019 Innovations unveiled at Sisense Eureka! customer conference, kicking off today in New York with 1,000 industry expertsSisense, the world’s leading modern platform for analytics builders, kicked off its second annual customer conference, Sisense Eureka!, with a series of product innovations designed to help developers, data scientists and business analysts simplify complex data and provide insights to everyone across a business.The first major announcement, Cloud-Native Sisense, is a new cloud-native Linux architecture of Sisense’s analytics platform. The Cloud-Native Sisense platform has been completely rearchitected on a containerized microservices architecture that is multi-cloud and leverages Linux OS, coupled with best-of-breed technologies, like Docker containers and Kubernetes orchestration. As the preferred OS for cloud-based and other complex deployments, Linux is leveraged by a large share of today’s most data-driven companies. Cloud-Native Sisense integrates with infrastructure to enable faster delivery, high-resiliency, native dev-ops support and scalability. The architecture is supported on all major cloud providers including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. It provides the full Sisense platform including the Elastic Data Hub, which offers both live in-database connectivity to all major cloud databases, as well as Sisense’s proprietary In-Chip™ Performance Accelerator.Marketing Technology News: Loyalty Brands Announces Partnership with Textellent To Deliver Innovative SMS Sales & Marketing CapabilitiesWith Sisense’s new AI-augmented analytics capability, AI Exploration Paths, clients will find visualizations and widgets generated automatically that anticipate the “next question” from a business user without the involvement of a business analyst. Sisense’s AI-driven augmented capabilities uniquely leverage anonymized user behavior data to instantaneously deliver statistically relevant insights and suggest new perspectives on how to explore data directly within a user dashboard.These innovations and more will be on display at Sisense Eureka!, where 1,000 industry experts will converge to learn new ways to make an impact with data analytics. The conference includes two days of speakers and presentations, including a keynote address from Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, Inc. and a true builder.“With the addition of our latest AI technology, we’re helping empower our business users to answer questions they have never thought to ask. And with our cloud-native architecture, we’re opening up the power of Sisense to a new set of builders to operate in their preferred workflow,” said Dr. Guy Levy-Yurista, Chief Strategy Officer at Sisense. “We’re excited to bring together builders of all kinds – data scientists, engineers, business users, company builders, analysts and more – at Sisense Eureka! this week as we take modern cloud data analytics to the next level.”Marketing Technology News: Crimson Agility Receives Two Nominations from MagentoThe conference will also highlight the power of the Sisense platform following its recent merger with Periscope Data, including demonstrations of the complete, end-to-end data analytics solution the merged platform will soon provide. The combined company now serves more than 2,000 clients around the world, including Fortune 500 companies and smaller startups alike, all of whom utilize Sisense to turn deep data insights into action with the speed, power and flexibility they need to gain a competitive advantage.Session Highlights:“How Analytics and AI are Helping to Reshape Financial Markets and Nasdaq.” Nelson Griggs, President of the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, will highlight how Nasdaq is leveraging analytics and machine learning to help its clients perform and grow.“The Data Secrets Behind Productivity at Starbucks, Uber and More.” John Furneaux, CEO and Co-Founder of Hive, will share secrets behind the success at companies like Starbucks, WeWork, Pinterest and Uber, using anonymized data from Hive’s project and process management platform.“How GE uses AI and Predictive Analytics to Deliver Better Health Outcomes.” Girish Muralidharan, Vice President & General Manager, Performance Intelligence Analytics at GE Healthcare, will address GE Healthcare’s efforts to help providers address waste and other challenges in today’s healthcare delivery system through custom analytics apps built on Sisense.“The Role Analytics Plays in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.” Veteran technology executive Zack Urlocker will discuss the critical role analytics provides in entrepreneurship and innovation and how to lead a company from startup to high-growth and beyond.Marketing Technology News: DAA Announces Enforcement Deadline for ‘Political Ad’ Guidelines and Transparency Iconlast_img read more

Robotassisted surgery for thoracic and abdominal indications provides few advantages despite high

first_imgMay 28 2019Clinical studies on robot-assisted surgery for indications in the thorax and abdomen have so far shown few advantages for this cost-intensive surgical method. This is the result of a recent analysis by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Technology Assessment, which examined relevant international clinical studies. In fact, the data situation is currently very unsatisfactory, as there are few larger, high-quality studies available.Robot-assisted surgery allows minimally invasive interventions with high precision. One might therefore expect advantages for patients in the course of surgery and subsequent recovery, compared to other procedures such as laparoscopy or open surgery. A comprehensive study by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Technology Assessment (LBI-HTA) has now investigated whether this is actually the case for indications in the thorax and abdomen. A total of 28 relevant controlled clinical studies with at least 10 patients each were included in the HTA study. The results have now been published as part of the European Network for Health Technology Assessment (EUnetHTA).Hardly any advantages – weak data In summary, it can be said that for the indications analyzed there are few indications of clear advantages for the efficacy and safety of this new surgical technique.”Priv. Doz. Dr. Claudia Wild, Director of the LBI-HTA This result is particularly difficult because robot-assisted operation systems are expensive, tend to require longer operation times and require intensive training and frequent practice. Differences in surgeons’ experience, the study authors emphasize, contributes to difficulties in comparing different studies. The studies provide little systematic information on the extent to which experience and frequent practice can have an influence on the patient outcome.Related StoriesCommon cold virus strain could be a breakthrough in bladder cancer treatmentBordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgeryTen-fold rise in tongue-tie surgery for newborns ‘without any real strong data’For nine of the 13 procedures examined in thoracic and abdominal indications, no sufficient evidence could be found from comparative clinical studies that would have made it possible to determine the benefit of robot-assisted surgery compared to other methods.Complications possibly reducedFor a small number of procedures, certain advantages could be identified, albeit with a high degree of uncertainty, even if only for some and not all outcomes. For example, robot-assisted oesophagectomy (removal of the oesophagus) probably reduces postoperative complications and improve patients’ postoperative quality of life compared to open surgery. When used in gastrectomy, robot-assisted surgery may improve postoperative complications compared to laparoscopic surgery. Robot-assisted surgery may also lead to fewer or milder complications during and after surgery compared to other methods for gall bladder removal. A robot-assisted rectal resection (partial removal of the rectum) may improve sexual function and reduce postoperative complications, but may increase intraoperative complications and worsen sleep function.As this study shows, the evidence for the advantages of such surgical techniques is often not convincing. With regard to robot-assisted surgery in the thorax and abdomen the evidence situation is expected to improve significantly over the next five years. Another result reported is that numerous studies are already underway on this topic, involving up to 5.000 patients.center_img Source:Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Technology Assessmentlast_img read more

Beware the fax machine some hackers target old gadgets

first_imgWhat could be less threatening than the old office fax machine? Nothing. That’s precisely why it’s used as a backdoor for hackers to get into an organization’s network. Credit: CC0 Public Domain Check Point, a cyber security firm in Israel, said Sunday that their research discovered security flaws in tens of millions of fax machines.The hack works by sending an image file through the phone line—or a file that the fax machine thinks is an image file—and that is coded to contain malicious software. When a company receives the photo, the image is decoded and uploaded into the fax-printer’s memory, allowing the hackers to take over the device and spreading the malicious code through the network.”Many companies may not even be aware they have a fax machine connected to their network, but fax capability is built into many multifunction office and home printers,” said Yaniv Balmas, group manager of security research at Check Point.The researchers focused on Hewlett Packard’s OfficeJet Pro all-in-one fax printers—the global market leader for fax machines. Hewlett Packard quickly fixed the issue—a patch is available on their support page—but the same vulnerabilities are present in most fax machines, including those by Canon and Epson.Many machines are too old to even update. That means it will be difficult for companies to stop hackers from entering their system.Globally, businesses use an estimated 45 million fax machines. Faxes are still widely used in healthcare, banking, and law, sectors in which highly sensitive data is stored. In the U.S. medical sector, 75 percent of all communications are sent by fax.To prevent organizations’ networks from becoming compromised, experts recommend that companies check if their fax machines can be updated, or place fax devices on a secure network that is separate from the networks that carry sensitive information. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Security flaw could have let hackers turn on smart ovenscenter_img Citation: Beware the fax machine: some hackers target old gadgets (2018, August 13) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-beware-machine-hackers-gadgets.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. Explore furtherlast_img read more

The wallet as you know it may be dying

first_imgSuch an eventuality remains a ways off for Seth Buchwalter, a PR manager at Sparkloft Media in Portland, Oregon. Buchwalter uses Venmo and Apple Pay on his iPhone, but he also epitomizes the consumer who remains reluctant to send the wallet out to pasture.”People are very accustomed to losing or breaking their phone or running out of battery,” he says. “Having that backup plan with cash or cards in their wallet is kind of a safety net.”Concerns about security are one key reason people don’t feel comfortable ditching their wallets. Fifty-eight percent of SurveyMonkey respondents want to make sure they have better phone security before they stop using their physical wallet altogether.”Smartphones have one big advantage—convenience—and one big weakness—security—and consumers clearly see a tradeoff between the two,” says Laura Wronski, the senior research scientist at SurveyMonkey who conducted the survey.Of course, the concern about security may be an unfounded matter of perception.”If I hand you my phone, and you hand me your physical credit card, who is going to have better luck running up some charges?” says Elias Guerra, CEO of Popwallet, a B2B mobile wallet company in New York. “You’re not going to unlock my phone and go make payments with it. But if I have physical possession of your credit card, until you actually call and cancel that, I’m running rampant.”Driver’s licenses and transit cardsThere’s other resistance to retiring the wallet. Forty-three percent of the smartphone owners in the SurveyMonkey survey want to see longer battery life before they stop using their physical wallet altogether.Just under half said they wanted the ability to store their passports, driver’s license or other forms of ID on the phone. These might include digital versions of hunting and fishing licenses or other credentials issued by the state.The early stages of making this happen are underway, though challenges remain. IDEMIA began testing a Mobile Driver’s License (mDL) with the state of Iowa in 2015. A test with Delaware came later and another will soon start up in Oklahoma.In 2016, Gemalto received a two-year grant from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to pilot smartphone-based digital driver’s licenses in Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Wyoming, and Washington, D.C.”With IDs in particular, long gone are the days where a physical driver’s license was truly just a physical driver’s license,” Conway says. “The physical license is just a format of that digital record that already exists today. But now you are able to access it through the convenience of your smartphone or potentially in the future a smartwatch or smart piece of jewelry.”Gemalto’s digital driver’s license, or DDL, was issued by the department of motor vehicles in the pilot states. Among the benefits is the fact that DDLs can more easily and quickly be updated with address changes. If the phone is lost or stolen, the license can be wiped remotely before a new digital version is issued. Gemalto says such credentials are more resistant to fraud and hacking.What’s more, consumers with a DDL can choose to share only the personalized ID data needed for the situation at hand, whether presenting credentials to a police officer, at an airport checkpoint, or even to prove you are of drinking age; the bartender would only be able to see your picture with an indication that you are “over 21” or “under 18″IDEMIA’s mobile license aims to protect privacy in a similar manner. “When I go to show my (physical) driver’s license today I’m basically disclosing my name, my address, my full date of birth, a lot of personally identifiable information that isn’t needed to enable that transaction,” says Matt Thompson, a senior vice president for identity solutions at IDEMIA. “A mobile driver’s license only discloses the information that’s necessary for the transaction you’re trying to conduct.”Another privacy precaution: The DMV that issues the digital license cannot track you as you drive around.Moreover, if you are pulled over by law enforcement on the highway, you’ll remain in possession of the phone since the officer can access your credentials wirelessly via Bluetooth Low Energy.Of course, since motorists drive from one state to another, any digital license that is issued must ultimately be interoperable elsewhere. The technical specifications are still being hammered out.Transit cards present another opportunity for the digital wallet, but it is slow going so far, especially in the U.S. For now, you can use Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay on your phone to ride buses and trains in Chicago and Portland, Oregon.In May, New York’s MTA system will start phasing in a system that will accept mobile wallets on buses and subway turnstiles, even as the MTA is committed to keeping the current MetroCard system in place until 2023.But last spring, the UTA system in Utah pulled support for Apple Pay, Google Pay, as well as contactless credit cards, over extremely low usage, and the millions of dollars it would cost to upgrade the system to accept such payments.For all its versatility as a potential full-time replacement for the physical wallet, your phone in some cases can also unlock your front door and car door. Maybe there’s no reason to panic if you leave your keys behind, too. In the not too distant future, it may not be. Your physical wallet is on borrowed time.Your phone, after all, increasingly provides the utility in digital form for the many reasons you schlep a Costanza-sized billfold in the first place, from showing off pictures to making mobile payments.Think about it. At the airport, you hand your iPhone or Android handset, rather than a paper document, to the TSA agent who inspects and scans your boarding pass.You scan your phone entering ballparks, movie theaters and concert halls, too.Most states will accept an electronic copy of your automobile’s insurance ID card during a traffic stop.Students at Duke, University of Alabama, University of Oklahoma, Temple, Johns Hopkins and Santa Clara can or will soon be able to use the Wallet app inside iPhones as contactless student IDs. Other colleges are presumably to follow.It may not be long before you can use your phone as your corporate ID as well, something Apple employees already do at the company’s Apple Park headquarters.And yes, more and more of you are letting your smartphone sub for cash, debit and credit cards, through the likes of Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Cash App, Venmo, PayPal and other payment services.”We’re nearing the point where that pendulum is shifting to the preference for digital forms of payment (and) identity,” says Tiffany Conway, director of field marketing for government programs at Gemalto, a global digital security company that produces digital driver’s licenses.Concerns about securityFor sure, the demise of the physical wallet is not imminent. Consumer habits are tough to crack, and the use of some version of a “wallet” to cart money and other possessions dates at least as far back as ancient Greece.For all the talk of a cashless society, paper currency isn’t going away anytime soon.Still, 68 percent of 1,218 smartphone owners surveyed by SurveyMonkey Audience on USA TODAY’s behalf last month, say it is likely that smartphones will eventually replace the need for wallets entirely. Nearly half (45 percent) think wallets will be obsolete in five years or less. Credit: CC0 Public Domain (c)2019 USA TodayDistributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Explore further Citation: The wallet as you know it may be dying (2019, March 7) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-wallet-dying.html With mobile pay, you can go without a wallet at checkout You grab your keys, smartphone and wallet when you leave the house. Would it be such a disaster if you left that last one behind? This document is subject to copyright. 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SIT releases Congress MLA Roshan Baig after questioning in ponzi scam case

first_imgSIT releases Congress MLA Roshan Baig after questioning in ponzi scam caseAfter over 12 hours of detention, Karnataka leader Roshan Baig was released on Tuesday. He was detained in ponzi scam case.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 16, 2019UPDATED: July 16, 2019 14:44 IST Congress MLA Roshan Baig was detained on Monday. (Photo:ANI)The special investigation team, probing the multi-crore IMA Jewels ponzi scam, has released Congress MLA Roshan Baig after around 12 hours of questioning.Roshan Baig was detained on Monday night when he was about to board a chartered plane from the Bengaluru international airport, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy had said.Earlier in the day, Roshan Baig’s son had moved the high court against the Congress MLA’s detention by the SIT. Roshan Baig has now been asked to appear before SIT on July 19 for further interrogation, ANI reported.IMA Ponzi Scam case: Suspended Congress MLA Roshan Baig who was taken for inquiry yesterday from Bengaluru airport back home after interrogation ended for today. He was allowed to appear on July 19 for further interrogation pic.twitter.com/slXWpAxuvUANI (@ANI) July 16, 2019Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy accused the BJP of pulling down his government. On Monday, he presented Baig’s case to prove his point.The chief minister also shared a document on Twitter showing that the plane was supposed to fly Baig as a passenger.Baig was supposed to appear before the SIT Monday but citing some important work he did not turn up and sought time till July 25 but the investigators asked him to depose on July 19 instead.He was needed in the case as the ponzi scheme operator Mohammad Mansoor Khan had accused him of taking Rs 400 crore and not returning it. Baig has refuted the charge calling it baseless and frivolous.Leaving more than 30,000 investors in the lurch, Mansoor Khan fled to an unknown place.READ | Congress MLA Roshan Baig’s son moves HC against detention in ponzi scamWATCH | Will non-stop nataka finish Congress-JDS govt in Karnataka?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySumeda Tags :Follow Karnatakalast_img read more

Tamil Nadu Opposition parties slam budget point to rising debt burdenTamil Nadu

first_imgCOMMENTS No new taxes in TN Budget for 2019-20 Edappadi K Palaniswami RELATED COMMENT Published on February 08, 2019 SHARE SHARE EMAIL Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu, on Friday, launched a scathing attack on the AIADMK government over aspects such as rising debt burden and fiscal deficit in the budget.“The budget has no use for the poor and common people and the government is not bothered about farmers,” DMK president M K Stalin said. Rather than being growth oriented, the financial statement was focused on debt servicing, he told reporters.Dubbing the budget as “shadow,” and not real, he said it was disappointing that there was “no announcement to generate employment opportunities,” when there were one crore unemployed graduates who have registered themselves in exployment exchanges.“Approximately there is a debt of abour Rs 4 lakh crore. There is, however, no announcement for revenue generation,” the DMK chief said. The fiscal management scenario was tantamount to facing a bad failure in view of the mounting government debt, revenue and fiscal deficits, he said.During Chief Minsiter K Palaniswami’s rule alone loans to the tune of Rs 1,45,064 has been secured pushing the fiscal situation to an “emergency” and putting Tamil Nadu’s economic growth clock behind by 25 years, he alleged.CPI (M) State Secretary K Balakrishnan alleged the budget showed that the state economy has become “bankrupt.” The Marxist party leader said the budget was shorn of vision and schemes for growth. “The budget is a mere compilation of words…it offers no solution for shrinking job opportunities and farm distress.” The allocations made for poverty alleviation, upgrading urban infrastructure, electricity and irrigation only appeared to be eyewash, he claimed.No new relief measures have been announced for those hit by cyclone Gaja, and no answers for problems faced by farmers. Not disclosing the government’s action on key issues like Hydrocarbon extraction proposals in Cauvery delta region and Mekedatur dam is a “betrayal” of Tamil Nadu people, Balakrishnan said.CPI State Secretary R Mutharasan said the budget did not reflect any of the expectations of the people,adding it was not aimed at either welfare or growth of the people. There was no debt relief for farmers and no plan to ensure the rehabilitation of people affected by cyclone Gaja. While the “debt touched Rs 4 lakh crore…the government has not clarified as to how it is going to tackle the revene deficit of Rs 44,176 crore.” PMK founder leader S Ramadoss said some projects like the Athikadavu Avinasi for which fund allocation has been made were welcome while the rest were contrary to the people’s expectations and hence disappointing.AIADMK’s rival and Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader TTV Dhinakaran hit out at the government for its alleged administrative inefficiency. “Now, the government’s debt has jumped to Rs 3,97,000 crore for which the interest alone is over Rs 30,000 crore per annum. The increasing debt and skyrocketing interest is an indicator of administrative inefficiency,” Dhinakaran, who is also an MLA representing RK Nagar here, said.MDMK chief Vaiko wondered how the budget will lead the State towards growth when allocation for key sectors have been downsized. Manithaneya Makkal Katchi said the allocation of Rs 10,559 crore for agriculture was grossly inadequate and claimed that the budget had no utility for the poor and common people. SHARE Three-pillared plan for TN in budgetlast_img read more

Modi stole employment from KarnatakaModi stole employment from Karnataka

first_imgMarch 18, 2019 Published on Rahul Gandhi said Narendra Modi has been lying that the coalition government failed to waive the loans of farmers in Karnataka SHARE SHARE EMAIL During an interaction with entrepreneurs and start-up founders here, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that he was never keen on becoming a techie nor an entrepreneur.“I was not good enough to be a techie nor dreamt to be an entrepreneur,” came the honest reply to a question from the audience.“You entrepreneurs carry huge expectation for creating jobs. I am with you highly qualified enterprising people but I am humble. I want to be with those who are suffering,” said Gandhi.“We are here to deal with each other. I mean all communities with due respect. But now the country is divided and angry. We don’t want a country where people fight among themselves. If it is so, the country cannot go forward. Let’s go back to where we were, to those days of harmonious living,” he added.Earlier on Monday, the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) requested Rahul Gandhi to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Karnataka. In a letter to Gandhi, presented ahead of his rally in Kalaburagi, KPCCI President Dinesh Gundu Rao wrote, “Your candidature from Karnataka will boost the party’s rank and file in entire South India. We take pride to invite you to kindly contest from Karnataka in the coming Lok Sabha election.”‘Modi is lying’Rahul Gandhi said Narendra Modi has been lying that the coalition government failed to waive the loans of farmers in Karnataka. Addressing a Parivarthana rally in Kalaburagi in Hyderabad-Karnataka region, the Congress president said: “In Karnataka, both coalition partners have delivered on loan waiver. Modi has not done well and instead he has been lying in front of you.”Taking a dig at Modi, Gandhi said “The CBI director wanted to launch an enquiry into the Rafale deal but the chowkidhar (watchman) removed him in the middle of the night. The CBI director was once again removed after the Supreme Court had asked him to be reinstated within hours.” Gandhi alleged that Modi stole employment from the youth of Karnataka by not giving HAL a chance to make Rafale. “Karnataka’s youth ask Modi for employment but he stole employment from you. Aircraft had to be made by HAL, and you’d have got jobs, but chowkidaar wanted to give it to Anil Ambani, who hasn’t produced aircraft ever,” he said.Gandhi alleged that Modi did not increase the MSP every year, which the Congress did when it was in power. He promised to bring GST that will not have five layers of taxation, if voted to power at the Centre. “He (Modi) brought in the Gabbar Singh Tax. Lakhs of small business were affected. I am telling you that as soon as our government comes to power we will give you the true GST that doesn’t have five layers. We can’t do anything about the loss you’ve already faced but we assure you that in the future you won’t have to face this,” he said. COMMENTS national elections state politics COMMENT SHARE Congress president Rahul Gandhi with senior party leader s during a rally in Kalaburagi on Monday   –  PTIlast_img read more

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"These are all total eclipses, Politics Newsletter Sign up to receive the day’s top political stories.) Still others will be content to sit back and let others hammer their top rival for them. and they will be travelling to Maiduguri to visit some IDPs centres. Police confirmed an earlier report that Melaye, still others with handguns struck in front of the Sarinah mall, however. read more