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BERLIN — The European Union’s top court has ruled that the European Central Bank’s government bond-buying stimulus program is in line with EU law and doesn’t exceed the bank’s mandate.The ECB launched the purchases in March 2015. It’s on course to wrap up its 2.5 trillion euro ($2.85 trillion) stimulus at the end of the year.Germany’s Federal constitutional Court asked the European Court of Justice about the program’s validity under EU law as it considers complaints against the bond purchases.The Luxembourg-based EU court said Tuesday that the program “does not exceed the ECB’s mandate.”It said “the program falls within the area of monetary policy, in respect of which the EU has exclusive competence for the member states whose currency is the euro, and observes the principle of proportionality.”The Associated Press
North American stock markets were mostly down Wednesday with little on the economic calendar as the focus continued to stay on any unfolding developments regarding Syria.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 41.22 points to 12,783.26 at midmorning. The Canadian dollar was up 0.09 of a cent to 96.73 cents US.The financial markets have settled down somewhat since President Barack Obama said the United States will back down from a military strike on Syria, after the Middle Eastern country agreed to a Russian proposal to hand over its chemical weapons. In a televised address late Tuesday, Obama said the American military will continue to stay prepared to attack if Syria reneges on its promise.The development followed weeks of tensions after the U.S. threatened military action against Syria for an alleged sarin gas attack on Aug. 21 that killed 1,429 people in a Damascus suburb. Syria has denied it was responsible.With Damascus indicating its support for the Russian plan, investors have largely breathed a sigh of relief that a strike and all the possible regional repercussions may be averted.Geopolitical uncertainties, particularly when related to the oil-rich Middle East, are rarely conducive to risk-taking in the investing community.U.S. indexes were mixed as the Dow Jones industrial index surged 44.19 points to 15,235.25, the Nasdaq was down 17.87 points to 3,711.15 and the S&P 500 fell 2.98 points to 1,681.01.Analysts don’t expect much movement on Wall Street until next week’s two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve, where they will decide if they will begin to roll back their $85-billion monthly bond purchases.Some believe there may be some changes to the quantities easing policy, which has buoyed the markets, but Derek Holt of Scotiabank said no one is expecting any drastic announcements.“Part of the debate is how much and when,” said Holt, vice-president of economics at the bank. “We’ve always been in the camp that they do so later for various reasons. I don’t think they need to rush to cut back purchases now because their concerns about froth in financial markets have dissipated somewhat.”Holt said this is supported by recent data from the U.S. that showed the economy is not doing as well as expected.“The bigger issue is we’ve seen some weak data on the U.S. economy going into the third quarter with the falling home sales, the falling durable goods orders, weak employment report with the downward revisions,” he said.“The general point is the data is suggesting that the economy is responding negatively to higher interest rates so that might make the Fed a little bit nervous about pulling back on stimulus just yet.”On the Toronto stock exchange, nearly all sectors were down with the materials, gold and metals and mining sectors sustaining most of the losses.Geopolitical uncertainty remains the main driver in oil markets in particular, which have been falling amid easing of tensions surrounding Syria. Although Syria isn’t a major producer, political uncertainty in the oil-rich Mideast tends to push up crude prices.The October crude contract fell four cents to US$107.35. December bullion fell $2.90 to US$1,361.10 an ounce, while December copper got ahead a penny to US$3.27 a pound.In corporate news, discount retailer Dollarama (TSX:DOL) beat analyst expectations as its second-quarter profit surged 20 per cent to $59.8 million despite slightly lower margins caused by its expansion.The Montreal-based retailer, which has more than 800 stores focused on items sold for between $1 and $3 each, earned 82 cents per share for the period ended Aug. 4, up from 66 cents per diluted share a year ago. Sales increased 16 per cent to $511.3 million.Estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters called for $503.7 million of revenue and 79 cents per share of net income, or 78 cents per share on an adjusted basis. Its shares jumped more than seven per cent to $79.58.Overseas, in Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 15.19 points to 6,569.22, Germany’s DAX was up 29.70 points to 8,476.24. The CAC-40 was 12.57 points lower at 4,104.07.Earlier in Asia, the Nikkei 225 index, the regional heavyweight, shed early gains to flatten out at 14,425.07 points while China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.2 per cent to 2,241.27. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.2 per cent to 22,937.14 and South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.5 per cent to 2,003.85.
Within these four walls some of Britain’s most successful cyclists, including Geraint Thomas, the newly crowned Tour de France champion, launched their careers while arguing over the washing up, going out drinking and hiding… Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. For its former residents can now boast among their achievements a Tour de France victory, a world road race championship, more than 50 Grand Tour stage wins, and five Olympic gold medals. It is an unremarkable red-brick end of terrace, nestled amid a humdrum maze of similar properties in a working-class suburb of Manchester. But it’s an address that, as of Sunday, can lay claim to being the greatest crucible of cycling – if not all sporting – success in British history.
The leader of a group of travellers attempted to blackmail a brewery boss for £20,000 before ordering a 100-strong gang to destroy the building when demands were not met, a court was told.A convoy of more than 25 vehicles – including 17 caravans – entered Thwaites Brewery in Blackburn after one of the group used a chainsaw to cut a lock on a pedestrian entrance and then opened the main gates on the evening of May 26.A spokesman for the travellers allegedly told brewery bosses: “Twenty grand or the place is ours”.Thomas Ward, 43, of Aspull Common, Leigh, Greater Manchester, initially demanded £20,000 from Thwaites to leave within the hour before he settled on a handshake to take payment at noon the following day provided no damage was caused, jurors at Preston Court were told.But prosecutors say travellers went on a wrecking spree and ransacked the office building later that afternoon after Ward formed the view his demand would not be met.Staff and police finally gained full access to the brewery on May 28 and Thwaites chief executive Richard Bailey said he was greeted by a scene of “utter devastation”, with extensive damage estimated at £300,000. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The trial continues. With a brewing heritage that stretches back over 200 years, Thwaites sells its beer exclusively in its chain of pubs, hotels, inns and lodges.In 2001, Prince Charles toasted Thwaites Beers at Craven Heifer, Stainforth and in 2005 the company signed cricketer Andrew Flintoff to become the face of their ‘Lancaster bomber’ as he helped England win the Ashes.On Tuesday, Ward pleaded guilty to blackmail, conspiracy to burgle Thwaites and conspiracy to commit criminal damage.John Ward, 33, also of Aspull Common, and a 17-year-old male, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also admitted the conspiracy offences.A fourth defendant, Patrick Ward, 32, of Aspull Common, who has pleaded not guilty to the same conspiracy offences, is on trial at Preston Crown Court in his absence.Jurors heard that a security guard on duty at Thwaites rang management to say they had a “major problem” after the travellers broke in.In a statement to the court, Mr Bailey said when he arrived he saw a large number of travellers and vehicles in the yard.Dog kennels had already been laid out in what was clearly an “advanced stage of encampment”. The travellers caused £300,000 worth of damage at the brewery, jurors were told Work contractor Greg Hartley had already discussed with “Big John”, a spokesman for the travellers, his terms for them leaving, said Mr Bailey.Mr Hartley said: “Big John said give me 20 grand and we’ll be gone in the next hour.”He said he relayed the message to Mr Bailey and explained to Big John it was not possible to obtain any money immediately.They finally agreed on a handshake for a noon handover as Big John reminded him: “Twenty grand or the place is ours,” he continued.On May 27, Thwaites were allowed into the premises – with police assistance – to remove a number of valuable items, including artwork and memorabilia worth £2 million.A number of males were seen to trespass the office building in a horsebox and a beer dray, at around 4:30pm.The CCTV – which also showed young children playing in the yard – stopped recording when the power was cut on site at about 5.50pm, the court heard.Kimberley Obrusik, prosecuting, said it was the Crown’s case that Patrick Ward was one of the offenders caught on CCTV stealing items at the brewery.Jurors were told that Patrick Ward denies it was him, although he does accept he was in the area at nearby Morrisons supermarket and Gala Bingo on May 27. The travellers finally left later the same day under police escort, the court heard.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMen fleeing from illegal aircraft may have been Brazilian, Colombian – PoliceSeptember 4, 2017In “Crime”Duo charged in connection with illegal airstrip/aircraftSeptember 15, 2017In “Court”Illegal airstrip construction: Accused businessman granted $1M bailJanuary 2, 2018In “Court” Following the arrest of a regional contractor in connection with the discovery of an illegal airstrip and the seizure of an aircraft in Region 9 (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), a prominent businessman has been taken into custody for allegedly hiring the contractor to prepare the illegal airstrip.Several pieces of equipment have been seized from both the contractor and the businessman.The frontload grader seized from the contractor and sitting in the compound of the Lethem Police StationThe plane was seized after police and other security officials had journeyed to the Santa Fe area amid reports of strange flights and discovered illegal fuel and other items near a makeshift airstrip.A number of men were seen running away from the aircraft when Joint Services officials descended upon the area.Reports from Lethem are that the Joint Services officers also seized the contractor’s equipment following his arrest on Monday last. On Friday, the businessman was taken into custody and brought from Lethem to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters at Eve Leary to be questioned.Some equipment belonging to the businessman were also reportedly seized and are at the Lethem Police Station.According to reports, the man had carried out works at Yupukari in 2016, where his company undertook works to a sanitary facility in the village, and persons in the area noted that the contractor has close Brazilian relationships.It is alleged that the contractor used his front-end loader to build an illegal airstrip about 10 miles from Santa Fe.Fifty-four-hundred-foot-long by 45 feet wide, the airstrip appeared to have undergone recent repairs when it was discovered. This strip had been discovered and destroyed by the GDF only a few years ago. The aircraft landed while the ranks were making their way back to the airstrip.This Beechcraft luxury plane, bearing registration PT-IMG, was discovered and seized by the GDFThe police secured the Beechcraft luxury plane, bearing registration PT-IMG, after several men were seen running away from the scene two Sundays ago. The aircraft had suffered some minor mechanical damages, and those were repaired and the plane was flown to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) by the army just over a week ago.President David Granger had said the Guyanese authorities are treating the discovery of the twin engine Beechcraft as a matter of national security, and would be determining the fate of the plane following the investigation. He said an investigation has been launched to determine whether the twin engine Beechcraft landed at the illegal airstrip as a sign of distress, or for illegal reasons.A history of the aircraft shows that it was owned by 11 companies in the past 27 years. The Beechcraft Kingair aircraft is currently registered to Banco Brandesco – Brazil’s third largest bank. However, an official from the Bank has said that they do not own any planes but it is registered to them since the owner may have acquired a loan to purchase it.A mining company named Riwa SA Incorporated Investments and Participants operates the aircraft. No trace of narcotics was found on the plane, but identification cards of Venezuelan and Brazilian origin were discovered on board.During the search of the aircraft, several pieces of communication equipment, including cellular phones, flashlights, a quantity of dried ration and medical supplies were discovered. (Lakhram Bhagirat)
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedForeign Affairs Minister leads delegation to ChinaJanuary 9, 2015In “Business”Guyana signs loan agreements with China to upgrade Broadband, build Public Service CollegeSeptember 22, 2018In “Business”South African Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources to visit GuyanaFebruary 21, 2019In “latest news” Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Wang YiThe State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Wang Yi, is expected to lead a delegation on a visit to Guyana on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 September.According to a release from the Chinese Embassy in Georgetown, the Chinese Foreign Minister is scheduled to meet with President David Granger and Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, to exchange views on bilateral cooperation and to discuss areas of mutual interest.Guyana and China have maintained a vibrant programme of mutually beneficial cooperation through frequent and diverse activities, including successful exchange visits at the highest level over the past four and a half decades. The two States established diplomatic relations on June 27, 1972.Mr. Wang Yi was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2013. Since joining the Chinese Foreign Service after completing his studies at the Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute in 1982, he has held a number of posts, including as Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador to Japan.
Can’t wait to get your hands on a Windows 8 laptop or all-in-one? You don’t have to: just head over to the Home Shopping Network website and you can take your pick from several Acer and Gateway models, all of which the television shopping giant assures are shipping right now.If you’re thinking that’s a tad early, you’re right — Microsoft’s official launch event in New York City doesn’t take place until October 26. But if you check with Tony or George Foreman, they’ll tell you that this isn’t the first time HSN has run an exclusive deal you won’t find anywhere else. Then again, the site’s footnote says to allow 12 to 14 business days, which would push the actual delivery date until right around the launch.Microsoft and Acer have reportedly asked for the systems to be taken down, but they’re currently still listed. So what’s up for sale?Acer AZS600-UR318: a 23-inch Core i5 all-in-oneGateway ZX6980-UR338: a virtually identical all-in-oneAcer VP-571P-6473: a 15.6-inch touchscreen Core i5 laptopGateway NV56R : a 15.6-inch Core i3 laptop (available in four colors)Gateway NV76R: a 17-inch Core i5 laptop (available in three colors)With the exception of the VP-571P and its 10-point multitouch display, these are really just Windows 8 revisions of previous Acer and Gateway models. And as you’d probably expect from Acer and Gateway, there’s some factory-installed bloatware included.The list on HSN’s website is actually pretty short compared to what you may have seen on some retail Windows PCs before. Included are 60-day trials of Office and Norton Antivirus, Adobe Reader, Nero 12 Essentials, and a trio of Acer’s own apps: Acer Portal, Acer eRecovery Management, and Acer Games.There’s no reason to think manufacturers were going to do a 180 on bloatware just because Windows 8 looks clean and modern. Signature PCs sold by Microsoft will remain free of pre-installed gunk, of course, but manufacturers are still free to do as they please when it comes to loading up apps.More at HSN and ZD Net
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Thirty-year-old cage fighter Emmanouil Ntaras, a Greek national in the process of applying for permanent residency to Australia, has been granted bail after being charged with a vicious assault on a patron of the Ivy Club in Sydney last weekend. Ntaras’ bail conditions prevent him from working in the security industry or contacting staff at the club. Three other bouncers, including the club’s security supervisor, have also been charged and granted bail. Police allege that when they were called to an assault at one of Sydney’s most popular nightclubs last weekend, officers were “deliberately diverted” away by security, while a teenager was being bashed in the premises, according to court documents. Police allege that after pinning him to the ground, punching and kicking him, and then stuffing a fluorescent vest in his mouth and tying it around his head, security guards took Nicholas Barsoum, 19, to the basement where he was further assaulted. “When police initially arrived, they were diverted away down Ash Street by security, stating that the offenders had run away,” the court documents state. A cleaner, allegedly shown on CCTV cleaning the blood-spattered basement immediately after the assault, was told not to talk to police, the documents say, a claim the club’s management has denied. Owner of the club, Justin Hemmes, said in a statement that he was appalled and sickened by the alleged assault, that the security staff in question have been dismissed, and that a full review of security operations would be undertaken.
Facebook bloque un outil d’export de vos contactsAfin de ne pas s’exposer à une fuite de ses membres vers d’autres réseaux sociaux notamment Google +, Facebook a décidé de bloquer son outil Friend Exporter.Disponible sur la version anglaise de Facebook, l’outil Facebook Friend Exporter permet de récupérer les informations de vos contacts. Ou plutôt permettait de récupérer les noms, adresses e-mail et numéros de téléphone de vos amis. À lire aussiVaricelle, perturbateurs endocriniens et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 13 juinFacebook vient tout juste de bloquer l’outil pour des raisons qu’il a encore refusé d’expliquer, comme l’indique Cnet France qui évoque néanmoins la concurrence de Google +. En utilisant Friend Exporter, les membres avaient en effet la possibilité d’importer leurs contacts vers Google et donc de retrouver l’adresse de proches dans Gmail et Google +. En vérité, ce n’est pas la première fois que Facebook tente d’empêcher les utilisateurs de récupérer les données de contact de leurs amis, preuve qu’avec la montée toujours plus importante des réseaux sociaux, ces données sont un bien précieux. Le 6 juillet 2011 à 14:39 • Maxime Lambert
Vancouver police responded to a report of an armed robbery Friday afternoon that occurred when the victim met up with two men to buy a game console.The robbery was reported shortly before 5:15 p.m. in the 3100 block of Falk Road.The 13-year-old victim had arranged online to meet up with someone selling an Xbox and two controllers for $25. They met at Roosevelt Elementary School at about 5 p.m. to carry out the transaction, Vancouver Police Department Sgt. Sean Dumas said.When the victim arrived at the school, there were two men — who looked to be in their late teens or early 20s — in a white Volkswagen Jetta. There was also a child who looked to be 10 to 12 years old sitting in the back seat, Dumas said.The front-seat passenger got out of the car and showed the victim the Xbox. But when the victim pulled out his money, the man snatched it from him and went back to the car. The victim said the driver was holding a black revolver but didn’t point it at him, Dumas said.The suspect dropped $5 as he fled. The victim picked up the dropped money and ran home. He told his parents what happened, Dumas said, and they called 911.
HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Two men led police on a chase through Hollywood, Wednesday afternoon.The driver and passenger bailed from the vehicle along Sheridan Street near 29th Avenue.That’s when they took off running.They have since been caught.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The Origin PC Eon17-X and Alienware Area-51m. Sarah Tew/CNET AMD and Nvidia are (still) fighting it out for gaming dominance on the desktop, with new products such as the Nvidia RTX Super line and the AMD Radeon RX 5700 series, as well as in laptops. Right now, the landscape can be confusing, but generally the best gaming laptops are running Nvidia’s RTX graphics, which first came to desktop PCs in late 2018, and to laptops in January 2019.For this roundup, we’ve taken all the laptops with discrete graphics hardware we’ve tested over the past year and a half and ranked them based on 3D performance. Below are those with top performance from that group, and you can also scroll through the full list of game benchmark results here.Read: Best gaming chairs we’ve sat in for 2019If you’re building a desktop gaming rig, start with our guide to desktop graphics, but if you’re in the market for a gaming laptop, these are the very best ones we’ve tested. All of these gaming laptops, from just under $1,000 to $5,000 or more, can easily support high-end virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and many new designs fit top-tier graphics hardware into wafer-thin laptop bodies. When reviewing a gaming laptop or desktop, we run preset performance tests using several games, including Far Cry 5, Metro: Exodus and others, along with standard benchmarks like 3DMark, which is designed to test a computer’s 3D graphic rendering capabilities. For this list, we’re ranking the best gaming laptops in descending order of 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra scores, but the real-world game scores (presented as the number of frames of animation per second the laptop can render) match very closely. Note that these scores are specifically for the exact configurations of each laptop we tested, and almost all can be configured with a wide range of options. At the very top are two high-end gaming laptops that use desktop-class processors and full-power Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics: the Alienware Area-51m and the Origin PC Eon-17X. Those are both at the top end of the price scale, but gaming laptops at more reasonable prices, including systems from Asus, Dell, Origin PC, Lenovo, HP, MSI and Razer, among others, are all represented. New and notable for this summer update of the best gaming laptops are the latest model of the Razer Blade 15 Advanced, equipped with a stunning OLED screen that’s good for creative work; HP’s novel dual-screen Omen X 2S; and the budget-friendly but powerful Lenovo Legion Y545.The exact scores and graphics hardware specs for all tested gaming laptops are located here. Note CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with Max-Q Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 20 1,851 5 Razer Blade 15 (2019) 4 See at Origin PC Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Asus Zephyrus GX531GS Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Asus ROG Strix Scar II Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with Max-Q Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 3,362 5,719 1,641 Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060 Acer Predator Triton 900 Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0270 (2018) $1,999 9 The best new gaming laptops, ranked Read the Asus ROG Zephyrus GX701 review Gaming laptop performance 1 8 Lenovo Legion Y730-15 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 See at Origin PC 3,066 6,337 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 See it 19 Laptops Gaming Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580G 6,228 2,259 3,413 29 18 Lenovo Legion Y545 7 6 1,627 5,003 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q Origin PC Eon17-X (2019) Origin PC EVO16-S (early 2019) 35 3,669 5 41 Photos Acer Nitro 5 Read the Alienware Area-51m review Lenovo Legion Y740-17 28 Sarah Tew/CNET See at Dell Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Now playing: Watch this: 9 5,299 MSI GS75 Stealth 8SG Lenovo Legion Y530 Tags Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Read more here 4,642 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q 4,548 25 Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501 Samsung Odyssey 850XAC Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop (15-c0042nr) 4,235 3,938 Alienware Area-51m 5,330 Acer Predator Triton 500 Alienware redesigns its thin gaming laptops and offers… Alienware Area-51m Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Digital Storm Equinox Read the Origin PC Eon-17X (2018) review Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Mentioned Above Alienware Area-51m Gaming Laptop Laptop -WNSER7CR5101H Alienware Area-51m Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Like the Alienware Area-51m, the Origin PC Eon-17X features the desktop-class Intel Core i9-9900K processor and the new Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics card. This combination made these our two top-performing laptops so far from all of 2018-2019. 32 12 Acer Predator Triton 900 Lenovo Legion Y740-15 24 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q Asus ROG Zephyrus GX701 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Razer Blade 15 Advanced (2019, OLED) This updated Asus ROG Zephyrus combines both a slim, professional-looking design with the expanded power of Nvidia’s new RTX graphics card for an excellent gaming experience, though at the cost of battery life. 2,593 10 3,435 News • Alienware Area-51m vs. Origin PC Eon-17X: Battle of the big laptop-desktop hybrids 4,472 1,753 3,431 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q 26 Share your voice Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Zephyrus GX701 3,954 Dell G5 5590 (2019) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 3,342 Razer Blade 15 (2018) MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 4,106 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q 1,873 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 2 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Origin Evo15 2,657 2,716 14 31 Origin PC Eon17-X (2018) Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q 4,667 16 See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Origin PC Eon-17X (2018) 27 4,262 The 2018 version of this laptop, with a desktop CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, was right behind the updated version. It’s pricey and has a modest battery life, but it delivers top-notch performance. On top of the satisfying visual refresh rate of Alienware’s highest-end laptop, the Area-51m offers an impressive 17.3-inch display, an excellent keyboard, and plenty of processing overhead from PC gaming CPUs and the latest RTX GPUs. Plus, a modular processor and GPU design lets you get inside the case and replace both the processor and graphics card for terrific gaming performance. Origin PC Evo16-S (mid 2019) AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics 11 Sarah Tew/CNET 3 15 Alienware m15 (2018) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q 27 Origin PC Eon-17X (2019) 17 1,825 Acer Asus Dell HP HTC Intel Lenovo LG Nvidia Razer Samsung 1:31 1,867 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 22 HP Omen X 2S 3,851 Sarah Tew/CNET 33 4,464 1 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 2,318 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Razer Blade Pro 17 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Asus ROG Strix Hero Edition GL503V 23 Dell XPS 15 9575 2-in-1 Dive into the exact scores and configurations for all the top performers in the full buyer’s guide list of 30-plus gaming laptops. 21 4,102 See at Amazon Acer Predator Helios 500 1,899 To find the best budget laptop, read our breakdown of the best gaming laptop under $1,000.Originally published earlier this year. Updated to reflect new performance scores. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Alienware m15 (2019, OLED) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The Acer Predator Triton 900’s rotating display is a great idea that’s also well executed. The keyboard incorporates mechanical switches that feel very good, and its performance is fast — though as a laptop, the keyboard and short battery life may be a drawback for some. 36 Dell G5 15 (2018) Sarah Tew/CNET Comment 4,330 30 34 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Review • Alienware Area-51m review: a gaming laptop that goes the bigger-is-better school of design.
India’s annual rate of inflation, based on wholesale prices, inched up to (-)3.81 percent for October from (-)4.54 percent for the month before, mainly on account of a whopping 86 percent spike in the prices of onions and 53 percent in pulses over the past year.The annual inflation rate, based on the official wholesale price index (WPI), was ruling at 1.66 percent in October, last year.The firmness in the annual rate of inflation was attributed to rise in prices of onions, pulses, wheat, vegetable and edible oils which have continued to hit household budgets.The recent 50 basis points easing of key lending rates by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was blamed for the 10-basis point rise in inflation. So was, the deficiency in rainfall during the monsoon months.However, October was the twelfth consecutive month since the WPI entered into the negative terrain.The softening of potato, minerals, high speed diesel, petrol, sugar and iron prices kept the WPI in negative terrain for the month under review.Furthermore, the data furnished by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, reported a revised rate of the headline inflation for August. The WPI inflation was revised lower to (-)5.06 percent from (-) 4.95 percent which was reported on September 14, this year.For the last six months, the revised WPI data has been (-)0.95 percent in January, (-)2.06 percent in February to (-)2.33 percent in March to (-)2.43 percent in April, (-)2.20 percent in May, (-)2.13 percent in June, (-)4.00 percent in July and (-) 5.06 percent in August.The October data revealed that among the three major sub-indices of the WPI, the inflation rate for primary articles and manufactured products declined by 0.36 percent and 1.67 percent, respectively.The index for fuels and power plunged by 16.32 percent.Nonetheless, food inflation was higher by 2.44 percent from 0.69 percent recorded in September and 2.74 percent in the corresponding month of last year.During the month under review, some commodities of mass consumption continued to upset household budgets and notable among them was onion, whose price was higher by as much as 86 percent over the like month of the previous year. Pulses were dearer by 53 percent.In the past month alone, prices for urad dal rose 17 percent, arhar 12 percent, gram 7 percent and moong 6 percent.Other food items such as wheat and vegetables recorded modest price increases on a year-on-year (YoY) basis. Wheat was costly by 4.68 percent, while vegetable prices rose by 2.56 percent.The WPI data comes on the back of retail inflation for September, based on the consumer price index (CPI) which increased to 5.00 percent — from 4.41 percent recorded for the previous month.Even under the manufactured products category, prices of commodities pertaining to food fell — especially sugar that was lower by 14.54 percent, followed by food products which were down to 0.23 percent on YoY basis.Notwithstanding the downward price trend, edible oil prices grew by 4.53 percent YoY.Under fuels — the index for which was down 16.32 percent — petrol was cheaper by 13.16 percent and diesel by 26.21 percent. Cost of cooking gas fell by 5.83 percent.India Inc welcomed the WPI trend stating that inflationary pressures are likely to remain muted due to subdued international commodity prices.”WPI inflation has continued to remain negative for a full year, indicating downward pressure on the price of a range of commodities,” said Chandrajit Banerjee, director general, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).Nevertheless, the industry raised some concerns over the deflationary pressure the negative WPI will have on the finished goods category.In addition, the October data showed that the price of both primary and manufactured products remained unchanged from the previous month, while the index for fuel prices increased.”This may have a lagged impact on finished good prices by raising transportation costs,” Banerjee added.Other major industry body, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) cited that a persistent negative WPI reflected a weak demand scenario in the economy.”At this point in time, all steps should be taken for improving the demand situation in the economy and bringing pricing power back in the hands of manufacturers. As overall demand improves, investments will also get a boost,” said A. Didar Singh, secretary general, Ficci.Singh pointed out that the latest inflation numbers report pressure building up in the food segment with prices of commodities like pulses and oil seeds edging up.The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) raised concerns over the possibility of deflationary conditions setting in the economy.”Though the continuous downtrend in WPI seen over the past few months is a positive signal towards stabilization of prices, but the policy makers need to check for the deflationary trends from setting in the economy,” said D.S. Rawat, secretary general of Assocham.The industry body indicated that a 10 basis point increase in inflation could be a resultant of the recently announced rate cut by the RBI.Assocham added that further excise tax hike on petrol, diesel and cess imposition on services put together are likely to put an upward pressure on the November WPI.
© 2019 Science X Network Poison dart frog brains can hold a mental map 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. Citation: Brain parts involved in parenting in frogs revealed (2019, July 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-07-brain-involved-parenting-frogs-revealed.html More information: Eva K. Fischer et al. The neural basis of tadpole transport in poison frogs, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2019). DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1084 A team of researchers from Stanford University, Harvard University, Centro Jambatu de Investigación y Conservación de Anfibios and East Carolina University has isolated the brain regions involved in poison dart frog parenting. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes their study of three types of poison dart frogs and what they learned. Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society B The researchers began their study by noting that most frogs lay eggs and walk away, leaving their young to fend for themselves—but three particular types of poison dart frogs are different—they stick around and help their young survive. With one type, the mother cares for the young; with another, it is the male that does the job, and the parents of a third type work together. The researchers thought this intriguing characteristic might help them figure out which parts of the frog brain were involved in parental care-taking. They captured and killed 25 frogs while they were engaged in carrying their young from their hatching site on land to the water. The researchers assumed that brain regions involved in parental care would be lit up during this activity. The team immediately froze the brains to preserve their neural state, then looked at brain slices under a microscope.The researchers report that in all of the frogs caught mid-carry, the preoptic parts of their brains were lit up. Comparison with their mates and other frogs showed this was a unique situation. The researchers note that their finding was not a surprise, as preoptic parts of the brain firing during parental behavior has been observed in other vertebrates, including mammals. The researchers suggest that such similarities between vastly different types of creatures indicate that parenting behavior is likely quite ancient.The researchers note that the medial pallium in the frogs was also active. It is a region in the frog brain that is similar to the hippocampus in mammals, and is involved in memory processing. The researchers suggest the frogs were using memory maps to navigate the course between hatching sites on land to the nearest water source. The team plans to continue their research by testing to see if they can turn parental behavior on and off by stimulating brain regions. Credit: CC0 Public Domain Explore further
Scorecard and WinnersAcerAlienwareAppleAsusDellHPHuaweiLenovoMicrosoftMSIRazerSamsung Samsung has not only landed itself at the bottom of our rankings (yet again), but the company even dropped three points lower than last year, which isn’t much of a surprise. The brand doesn’t go far enough to innovate its laptops and ensure that they have the top-notch quality that consumers and businesses demand. The Notebook 9 Pro is the only highlight in Samsung’s lineup.The only notable quality that Samsung has is its friendly tech support, and it was nice to see the S Pen integrated properly into laptops like the Notebook 9 Pen.Samsung’s Key StrengthsDecent tech support. Tech support is the most that Samsung has going for it, as the company’s phone agents were incredibly friendly. But even so, we discovered fundamental gaps in their knowledge.Samsung’s Key WeaknessesUninventive design. Our biggest complaint among all of Samsung’s devices is how boring and safe they all look: You could convince us that the Notebook 7 Spin is a TV prop.Limited selection. Samsung hits a decent price point with laptops like the Notebook 9 Pro, but the company doesn’t go far enough to provide systems in each category.Not very innovative. Apart from bringing features from Galaxy Note’s S Pen to the Notebook 9 Pen, Samsung hasn’t done much to break the mold and set it apart from other companies. Top-Rated Samsung LaptopsBest Value: Samsung Notebook 7 SpinBest Ultraportable: Samsung Notebook 9 ProBest 2-in-1 Detachable: Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Reviews (27/40)Another year, another group of mediocre laptops from Samsung. This time, however, there is a silver lining in that one of the three Samsung devices we reviewed received a 4-star rating. Unfortunately, that high mark was offset by several lower scores. In the end, Samsung laptops averaged a subpar 3.3 star rating, and, for the second year in a row, none earned an Editor’s Choice award.AdvertisementThe one standout laptop from Samsung this year is the premium Notebook 9 Pro, which offers strong performance in a sleek chassis.Design (8/15)Le sigh. Most of Samsung’s laptop lineup is silvery, aluminum and boringly safe (see the Notebook 9 Pro and Notebook 7 Spin). Our reviewer remarked that the Notebook Spin 7’s “design is so basic that it could be used as a blueprint for a laptop emoji — a representation of an ordinary notebook, lacking any unique characteristics.”However, there are some bright spots. Despite drawing inspiration from Microsoft’s Surface Pro, the Galaxy Book 2 impressed with its lightweight chassis, although its shallow kickstand wasn’t a crowd-pleaser.Support and Warranty (15/20)Samsung’s channels for phone and live-chat support proved disappointing, with agents displaying gaps in their amount of knowledge concerning the company’s own devices. Yes, their agents are friendly, but that’s not enough.Each Samsung laptop includes a pretty standard warranty, with a one-year hardware warranty and shipping covered both to and from its warehouses. Extended warranties are available for purchase, though upgrading your own memory or storage voids your warranty.Innovation (5/10)While the Galaxy Note phone line made the S Pen famous, Samsung brought its top features to 2-in-1 laptops with the Notebook 9 Pen, including Air Command for drawing, taking notes and editing documents. You an also use Voice Note to keep your handwritten notes and voice recordings in sync.The other noteworthy innovation from Samsung is the Chromebook Plus (LTE), which is one of the first Chromebooks with built-in 4G connectivity.Value and Selection (9/15)Samsung has a small selection of laptops, but at least the company offers a range of prices. The cheapest notebook the company sells is the Notebook Flash, which runs for $349, and the only mid-range laptop is the Notebook 5 ($599). For $679, you can get the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin, which is a mediocre-looking 2-in-1 with poor battery life, but it also has a nice display and a comfortable keyboard. The Galaxy Book 2 ($999), is the more premium option, which boasts a 12-inch OLED display and a built-in LTE connection.MORE: Best Samsung LaptopsBy far, the best laptop in Samsung’s catalog is the $1,099 Notebook 9 Pro. It has premium looks, decent performance and long battery life, and it’s cheaper than its competitors. The Notebook 9 Pro is an excellent entry, especially for the price, but we would like to see a workstation to go up against the 15-inch MacBook Pro. The most powerful laptop that Samsung offers is the company’s one and only gaming laptop, the Notebook Odyssey Z ($1,599).even an overpowered workstation — anything that strays away from the hit-or-miss cheap-premium consumer laptops. Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2019Which laptop brand is best? 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News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more July 7, 2009 – Viztek, a radiology solution provider, has added a full-featured Mini PACS to the Opal line to release the Opal-WS, Viztek’s new customizable PACS for smaller practices. The scalable Opal-WS system encourages facilities to choose features, storage space, and Web components based on size and image volume, giving customers the freedom to tailor a PACS to their practice. This offers practices the benefit of paying only for features necessary to their facility, while allowing them to grow and add tools as needed.Viztek’s Opal line of PACS provide tools designed to be easy-to-use and anytime anywhere accessibility. The same online conveniences apply for the new Mini PACS. Opal-WS allows users to login from any Web-enabled PC. For more information: www.viztek.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Technology | July 08, 2009 Viztek Offers New Customizable PACS for Smaller Practices Related Content Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more
Mortgage Industry Convenes in Dallas at Five Star Conference August 29, 2014 545 Views The key players from the housing and real estate industry will descend on Dallas, Texas, September 14 through 16 for the annual Five Star Conference and Expo.”We are truly excited to have business leaders and decision makers from all across the housing spectrum come and work together at the Five Star Conference this year,” said Ed Delgado, president and CEO of the Five Star Institute. “This year’s conference offers a tremendous service to our colleagues in the industry by offering them the opportunity to meet, collaborate, and network with the most prominent leaders in the field. We have changed the way industry conferences are done forever.”Indeed, this year The Five Star Institute alters everything about the way that industry conferences are executed. Instead of forcing all of its participants into lengthy programming supplemented by only a few break-out sessions, the conference curriculum is broken up into six separate mini-conferences dubbed “labs” that allow the attendees to tailor their conference experience to better fit their needs and interests. The labs each cover a broad topic relevant to housing with each speaker specifically focusing his or her discussion on a topic vital to understanding the area of interest. Collaboration within the labs is encouraged as ample time is allotted for speakers to field questions from attendees at the conclusion of their talks.”With the depth of representation from thought leaders from real estate to servicing and government and mortgage banking, Five Star presents the most comprehensive curriculum available anywhere brought to you by subject matter experts from across the industry,” Delgado said.Lab topics include compliance, foreclosure, investment, property management, REO, and servicing.The event’s highlights include a special presentation from 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush, hosted by their daughters Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager. Other celebrities scheduled to appear include Kathy Ireland and Wynonna Judd.The Five Star Conference and Expo will take place September 14 through 16 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Registration is still available by visiting www.thefivestar.com/fsc/.Editor’s note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of MReport and theMReport.com. Five Star Institute 2014-08-29 Derek Templeton Share in Daily Dose, Headlines, News, Uncategorized
A. Lange & Sohne, the Germany-based maker of highly complicated German timepieces, gathered the world’s leading watch retailers and international press here in Berlin, Germany this week to reveal its spectacular innovation: the Lange Zeitwerk.When the company was reborn 15 years ago as a leader in haute horology, its Lange 1 model attained instant recognition as a timeless design icon. Now, with the new Lange Zeitwerk, a remarkable dial design signifies another milestone timepiece.Most significantly, the new mechanical watch features a precisely jumping hour and minute indication of singular clarity. A German-silver time bridge unfolds across the entire width of the dial to prominently frame the large numerals of the laterally aligned windows that present the hours and minutes. It extends down to encircle the subsidiary seconds dial as well, uniting all three levels of time measurement in a harmonious setting. With its easy-to-grip beveled flutes, the knurled crown points up and away, predicting an upswing movement. And in the upper third of the dial, the continuous power-reserve indicator reliably tells the owner when it is time to re-energize the movement (36 hours). Thanks to the unparalleled size of its numerals, its time display is remarkably easy to read. With a whispered click and within fractions of a second, the minute display advances step by step until the watch initiates the big jump at the top of the hour. At this point, all three numeral discs switch forward simultaneously and instantaneously by exactly one unit. The perfect moment for the showdown is at 11:59 – “high noon” in a widescreen format.The 42-mm round Lange Zeitwerk’s manually-wound movement must generate a significant amount of energy to simultaneously advance all three numeral discs once every hour. It is delivered by a newly developed and patented barrel with an extra-strong mainspring. A constant-force escapement, also patented, between the barrel wheel and the balance, acts as a pacemaker for the jumping advance of the hours and minutes. A glance through the sapphire-crystal caseback reveals the lavishly decorated L043.1 manufacture caliber.The Lange Zeitwerk is available with a case of yellow gold, white gold, pink gold or platinum, and dial options include solid silver, champagne solid silver, black solid silver, Argenté solid silver, or rhodium. Completing the elegant look is a hand-stitched crocodile strap and a signature Lange prong buckle in solid gold or platinum.For more information, call +49 (0)35053 440 or visit www.lange-soehne.com.