Via crash report released

(Update)Canada’s Transportation Safety Board released it’s report into last year’s deadly VIA train derailment Tuesday.The report is calling for “fundamental changes” to Canada’s rail system. The agency also says the crew driving VIA 92 “mis-perceived” crucial signals telling them to slow down before the train derailed. Melissa Raftis is near the site of the crash with the details.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

Liberia International contact group urges Government and rebels to hold ceasefire talks

Voicing “serious concern” about the conflict following a meeting in New York on Friday, the International Contact Group on Liberia reaffirmed the need for a comprehensive approach to the crisis and outlined specific steps which could garner global backing.”The Group urges the Government of Liberia and LURD to enter immediately and without preconditions into negotiations on a ceasefire, as they have both committed to do,” said a press statement which urged both parties to accept Mali as mediator on behalf of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).The Group also agreed to call on the Security Council to consider authorizing a monitoring mechanism for the ceasefire.While stressing the importance of free and fair elections in Liberia, the Group concluded that the conditions for such a ballot – including a ceasefire, security, a process of national reconciliation, electoral reform and respect for human rights – did not exist. The Liberian Government was urged “to act rapidly to create such conditions before elections are held.”Towards that end, the Group agreed to request United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to consider sending a needs assessment team to Liberia, and urged the Government to cooperate with it. The Group, which will meet again in two months’ time, also agreed to maintain contact in Monrovia to facilitate its work.Representatives of Ghana, Nigeria, Morocco, France, the United Kingdom, the United States, the African Union, the European Union (EU), the ECOWAS Secretariat and the UN attended Friday’s meeting, which was co-chaired by Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hackman Owusu-Agyemang, and the Special Representative of the EU’s Presidency to the Mano River Union countries, Hans Dahlgren.

UN envoy discusses regional security concerns with Sierra Leones President

Daudi Ngelautwa Mwakawago, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, told President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah that Mr. Annan had “specifically asked me to see how I can assist to resuscitate” the Mano River Union, which comprises Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.With regard to the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), the envoy, who last week attended Security Council deliberations on the matter, said its members stressed that “whatever is being done should take into account the sub-region, especially happenings in Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire.” President Kabbah said he understood that the mission was reducing its forces, but he added, “The international community has invested so much here so I would expect a careful decision to be taken as to drawdown beyond December.”While cautioning that the international community “cannot waste all investment just for the sake of drawdown,” he pledged that Sierra Leone would have “adequate security by the time UNAMSIL leaves.”Mr. Mwakawago, who now heads UNAMSIL, said his job was to work with the Freetown Government, “so that as UNAMSIL draws down, Government takes over.”A UN assessment team would visit Sierra Leone in February to review the drawdown timetable, he said.

March new car preregistration figures

Today, SMMT released figures for March pre-registrations in the UK new car market. The data shows the number of cars disposed of by vehicle manufacturers in March 2015 that were defined as pre-registrations.CLICK HERE: Download the March 2015 release.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Filip Jicha – Czech Handball Player of the Year

BundesligaCzech handballFilip Jichahandball player of the yearTHW Kiel ← Previous Story Fans opinion: Who to get Wild Card invitation? Next Story → Joan Canellas to HSV Handball from 2014 Who else if not the great Filip Jicha. For sixth time in a row, Filip Jicha wins the award of being the Czech Player of the Year. He has been brilliant this past season, and with THW Kiel with which signed a new contract until 2017, won the Bundesliga and German Pokal, also finishing 4th in the EHF Champions League. With his national team – he made it to the European Championship in Denmark 2014, leaving Germany at home. Right after Filip Jicha came goalkeeper Petr Stochl, and third was Pavel Horak.Barbora Ranikova won the Female Handball Player of the Year prize.

Opinion Theres no room for complacency over the investigation into Apple in

first_imgTHERE IS NO room for complacency with respect to the European Commission’s decision to commence an investigation into the tax status of Apple in Ireland.Successive Irish Governments have relied on foreign direct investment as a vehicle to drive employment since at least the 1980s and – irrespective of your views on how Apple may or may not have paid tax, the rate of corporation tax and any other matters relating to the Irish taxation system – this matter must be handled professionally and robustly by the Government, the Department of Finance and the Revenue Commissioners. Jobs and the reputation of Ireland as a location to do business are at risk.RisksThe potential downside for Ireland is significant. The fines in competition cases taken by the European Commission are now reaching towards the billion euro mark in some cases (mostly anti-trust). This is a matter that the Government cannot leave to the normal structures of civil service to be dealt with. Repeated concerns have been raised over the last number of years of the lack of professionally qualified people within different public sector bodies (most recently the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement announced that he had only one accountant).Statistics released by the European Commission earlier this month show that there are nearly 800 people working for the Competition Directorate of the Commission. You can be sure that whatever number of staff they ultimately put working on the case, those working on it will be highly qualified and experienced professionals. It is essential that the team Ireland puts out to defend the case are equally (if not better) qualified and skilled as well as properly resourced.Behind in preparationTurf wars between Ministers or Departments, taking months to establish cross Departmental working groups etc will impact on the quality of the defence that Ireland can make. The Competition Directorate has reportedly been “informally gathering” information for some months, so Ireland is already behind in terms of preparation. It is essential that the Taoiseach ensures that the usual system does not apply in this case. A team of the best people need to be put working on this defence immediately, and these people need to be on the team irrespective of who their current employer is.While some will no doubt see this as a call to feather the nests of well-heeled professionals, it absolutely is not. Rather it is an investment in the protection of the Irish State and Irish employers against the potentially crippling effects of an adverse decision in this investigation. Every million euros lost to the State in the event of a finding against Ireland can be measured in a drop of nurses, medical cards and Gardaí on the streets.No complacencyThe Department of Finance has expressed its confidence that no State aid rules have been broken, but then again Microsoft maintained throughout its anti-trust trial that it was innocent, as did the many of the international banks ensnared in the more recent Libor cases, but this did not stop them ultimately failing in their defence; their fines were €860 million and €1.71 billion respectively. Confidence is fine, complacency is not.It cannot be argued that we were not told that there could be a tsunami on the way. We have been told clearly that an earthquake has taken place out at sea – do we act now to avoid as much of the damage as possible, even if the tsunami does not materialise, or do we wait until we see a mountain of water coming towards the beach?Richard is currently the Chief Executive of the Institute of Incorporated Public Accountants ( In addition to being a qualified accountant, he also holds a Masters in Public Administration and worked in the Public Service for more than 10 years before moving to the private sector.last_img

Archos G9 10inch android tablet launches but may need a price cut

first_imgThe new Archos G9 tablets generated plenty of buzz when they were first announced by the company earlier this year, but now that both the 8-inch and 10-inch version are up for sale I can’t help but think that they’ve missed the mark.What’s the problem? Back in July, price points sounded a lot better, with the 8-inch G9 at $299 and the 10-inch at $369.99. The hardware is decent and pretty well the same as what you’ll find in all first-gen Honeycomb tablets: dual core processors at 1GHz, 1GB of RAM, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and capacitive screens at 1024×768 and 1280×800 pixels, respectively.Now, however, the Archos G9 tablets have the Amazon Kindle Fire to contend with. At $199, the only real advantage the 80 G9 offers is full-on Android Honeycomb and access to the official Android Market. Does that combination warrant paying an extra $100 for the 8-incher?The 10-inch 101 G9 is also in direct competition with competitors like the Toshiba Thrive, which can be had for just $10 more at major retailers. The Thrive boasts several advantages, including a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera, full size USB 2.0 and HDMI ports, and a brand name with a heck of a lot more street cred.To this point, Archos has built its reputation by offering hardware that’s capable but not necessarily on par with what’s offered by tier-1 manufacturers and putting that hardware up for sale at very competitive prices. In today’s tablet market, I’m not convinced that $299 for an 8-inch and $369 for a 10-inch from a less recognizable brand like Archos is going to cut it.More at Engadgetlast_img

Are you really going to scrap the euro Le Pen clashes with

first_img Short URL 41 Comments FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL FRONTRUNNER Emmanuel Macron attacked far-right leader Marine Le Pen over her economic policy and plans to scrap the euro last night in an unprecedented debate between all 11 contenders ahead of this month’s election.The discussion was at times chaotic and dominated by the anti-capitalist and virulently anti-EU smaller candidates who made their first major appearance ahead of the first round of the two-stage vote on 23 April.The most telling clash between the frontrunners came at the end of the first section when 39-year-old Macron took on what is considered one of Le Pen’s vulnerabilities – her plans to scrap the euro and revert to the franc.“What you are proposing, Madame Le Pen, is a reduction in French people’s spending power because, by withdrawing from the euro, for savers, workers, it’s a reduction in spending power,” he said.Polls show only a third of French voters support scrapping the euro, many of them anxious about the impact of a devaluation which would hit their savings and spur inflation.The clash and Macron’s more combative performance could point to the tone and shape of the campaign ahead, with Macron and Le Pen having emerged as the clear frontrunners.Macron accused her of wanting to start an “economic war” with France’s neighbours and denounced her nationalist stance, which he said had torn the continent apart in the past and filled graveyards near his hometown Amiens in northeast France.With just 19 days until the first round of voting in a rollercoaster contest, the debate could influence the momentum of the campaign, with around a third of voters still unsure of how they will vote.Polls show far-right candidate Le Pen and centrist independent Macron in a dead heat at around 25% heading into the first round on 23 April. Macron is seen easily winning the second round on 7 May.‘Unfettered globalisation’Le Pen put in a steady performance under fire, warning about the closure of factories, and the danger of Islamists and immigrants eroding France’s national identity.“I consider that in this election our civilisation is at stake,” she said at the start of the debate, promising to restore order and combat “unfettered globalisation”.When questioned about legal problems surrounding her National Front party including campaign financing and the use of expenses at the European parliament, she said she considered herself to be “politically persecuted”.Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon scoffed at her defence, saying it was “amusing to see you playing the victim while spending your time attacking immigrants”.For the second time, Hamon found himself eclipsed by his rising far-left rival Jean-Luc Melenchon, who put in another assured performance, according to a poll published by BFM television after the debate.One candidate who needed to shine was conservative Francois Fillon, whose campaign was almost derailed by criminal charges over claims he paid his wife hundreds of thousands of euros for fake parliamentary jobs.He concluded by saying that if voters did not want the ”chaos proposed” by Le Pen or “the continuity” represented by Macron, then they should vote for him.Unlike the first debate, yesterday’s featured all of the candidates ahead for the first time in French history.They included fast-talking autoworker Philippe Poutou, who featured widely on social media after taking on Le Pen and Fillon over their legal problems in unusually blunt language.“With Fillon, the more you look the more corruption and cheating you find,” he said.Communist firebrand Nathalie Arthaud vowed to protect French workers from being “strangled by the capitalist system”, while anti-EU nationalists such as Francois Asselineau, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan and Jacques Cheminade enjoyed rare airtime.‘Race to the bottom’?It was the first time that all candidates had debated before the first round of a presidential election in France with many observers sceptical about whether the format would help inform voters.Writing in Le Monde before the debate, Michel Noblecourt, noted that President Francois Hollande — who decided in December not to seek re-election — warned that the “dangerous” innovation in French politics risked “a race to the bottom”.The final result of an election that is being watched closely around the world is still seen as highly unpredictable.Dissatisfaction and outright hostility towards mainstream politics is high in France and surveys show around a third of voters plan to abstain.- © AFP, 2017Read: Le Pen ignores summons over allegations she misused European Parliament fundsRead: Le Pen’s personal assistant charged in ‘fake jobs’ scandal By AFP Wednesday 5 Apr 2017, 7:38 AM Share Tweet Email 16,085 Views Image: Domine Jerome/ABACA/PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 5th 2017, 7:38 AM ‘Are you really going to scrap the euro?’ Le Pen clashes with rivals in first presidential debate The chaotic debate featured 11 presidential hopefuls. 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Life after a heart attack

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram In Australia, a heart attack occurs every 10 minutes. Disturbingly, more than 50 per cent of heart attack deaths occur before a person reaches hospital. Why? Because people wait too long to respond to the warning signs.Every second counts. The quicker you respond by calling an ambulance, the more chance of reducing damage to the heart muscle and surviving.That’s where Markos’ story is important, highlighting not only his experience with a heart attack, but the process of recovery and the positive impact of cardiac rehabilitation programs.The 81-year-old Coburg resident suffered a heart attack in September 2013.Recounting details of his attack, he recalls becoming “very dizzy”. “I broke out into a cold sweat. Next thing I knew, I was in the Royal Melbourne Hospital where I underwent open heart surgery. “After returning home, I began to feel that the heart attack was a sign from above,” he says.Eager to recover, Markos started participating in the Australian Greek Welfare Society’s (AGWS) Greek Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, which he says played an vital role in getting him where he is today. He first attended the Greek Cardiac Program in Brunswick in November 2013, with a referral from the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and has been a regular participant ever since. “This is my favourite time of the week by far; the cardiac health talks are always informative and useful to me. I cannot wait for the weekly exercise component of the program; I always manage to complete it and that alone makes me feel able, confident and competent,” Markos says.These are feelings which he says he has not felt since 1992, when he fell into a bout of depression following his retirement. “My heart began to hurt from that point onwards as I felt that I had lost everything – my life had no meaning.”He admits to not taking care of his diet, and that he became very tempted to start smoking again. “I became couch-bound and felt very alone. After my heart attack I felt as if I had lost even the last resources of self-worth I had left. In 1958 I said goodbye to my country forever, in 1992 I lost my identity, and two years ago I felt that I had even lost my heart.”It was the Greek Cardiac Program that not only managed to help the state of Markos’ health, but also brought him out of his shell and rebuilt his confidence.“Through this program I have made new friends, true friends … Angelo, Peter, Lonny … and have gained vast knowledge about my condition. I feel that I have finally taken control of my life,” he explains. The 81-year-old now supports new participants by welcoming them and making them feel comfortable by sharing their personal heart attack stories. “It becomes therapeutic. Thanks to this program my life feels meaningful and purposeful again as I belong somewhere, and that is no exaggeration.”Early recognition of the warning signs is key to survival and cannot be stressed enough. As with Markos, attending a cardiac rehabilitation program can provide you with the best possible chance for your recovery and heart health.For a free Warning Signs of Heart Attack Action Plan (in Greek), call the Heart Foundation on 1300 36 27 87. If you require an interpreter, call 131 450 and ask for the Heart Foundation. For more information about the Australian Greek Welfare Society Greek Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, call (03) 9388 9998.last_img

Contraceptions hormonales des effets secondaires sur la libido

first_imgContraceptions hormonales : des effets secondaires sur la libido ?Allemagne – La pilule contraceptive, tout comme les autres formes de contraception hormonale, occasionnerait une baisse de la libido selon une étude publiée dans le Journal of Sexual Medicine.Les chercheurs de l’université de Heidelberg en Allemagne ont suivi 1.000 jeunes femmes étudiantes en médecine. 90% d’entre elles prenaient la pilule comme moyen de contraception. Il est ressorti de cette enquête que les femmes qui utilisaient une contraception hormonale avaient davantage de difficultés sexuelles que celles qui utilisaient un autre moyen de contraception. Le coauteur de cette étude, Alfred O. Mueck, a cependant indiqué que les mécanismes biologiques pouvant expliquer le lien entre hormones et désir n’étaient pas clairement établis. Les hormones contenues dans certaines contraceptions diminuent le taux de testostérone dans le sang. Cette hormone est susceptible de jouer un rôle dans la libido des femmes a expliqué Kim Wallen de l’Université Emory. Il a notamment rappelé qu’une autre étude publiée dans le New England Journal of Medicine dès 1978 mettait déjà en avant un dysfonctionnement de la libido au milieu du cycle hormonal pour les femmes qui prenaient la pilule. En France, la pilule est le moyen de contraception le plus utilisé devant le préservatif et le stérilet.Le 13 mai 2010 à 12:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img

Benitez has no choice but to play defensively

first_imgThe Newcastle United boss surprised everybody with his tactics against Chelsea, but he admits he wishes he could be attacking all the timeRafa Benitez is known in the world of football as a coach who loves attacking tactics.All his teams have been built over the idea that the sport is better when the club is attacking.But since he doesn’t feel he has the footballers he wants on Newcastle United, he has no choice but to play defensively.“I like to play with five strikers if I can,” he said as quoted by The Chronicle Live.“Again I will say, in all my life, we have had teams organized playing attacking football because attacking football means scoring more goals than the others and we used to score a lot of goals.”Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“When a team is organized, it seems that it is defensive,” he added.“I like to be organized because we are strong and in the big picture, we are better.”“Now again I will say, I was watching yesterday teams playing 5-4-1, 4-5-1 and it seems that they are great tacticians and they are fantastic because someone on the TV has an opinion, he explained.“But I was watching the game analyzing the stats and I don’t agree with some of these comments.“As a manager, you have to make decisions; as a pundit, you have to give opinions,” he said.“That’s it.”last_img

County approves 20year cycling pedestrian plan

first_imgCycling and walking are healthy alternatives to driving and should be encouraged by adding bicycle lanes and sidewalks, county commissioners were told Tuesday by more than a dozen residents who testified during a public hearing on a proposed 20-year Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.Commissioners unanimously approved the plan, which was 18 months in the making. As county transportation planner Laurie Lebowsky put it, the plan sets out a “guiding vision,” to better accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians. The plan marks the first time in 14 years the county has formally acknowledged the need for safe bicycle routes; the county has never formally addressed the need for safe pedestrian routes.“It kind of blows my mind that we’ve never had a vision (for pedestrian routes),” said Commissioner Steve Stuart. “Frankly, it shows.”Republican Tom Mielke joined Stuart, a Democrat, and Republican Marc Boldt in voting yes, even though Mielke lamented that the 23-member Bicycling and Pedestrian Advisory Committee that worked on the 300-page plan didn’t try harder to identify a funding source.“The program is great … but I would like to see something to fund those ideas,” Mielke said. Funding ideas in the plan include creating a Transportation Benefit District, establishing a voluntary fund for retrofitting streets with bike lanes or exploring partnerships with the private sector.But the key idea will likely be aggressively pursuing grants. Terri Elioff, who lives in the Hudson’s Bay neighborhood, told commissioners that adopting the plan will give the county a leg up when it comes to competing for grants.last_img

Election officials finalize levy results

first_imgSchool levies in Washougal and Woodland passed, while a school levy in Mount Pleasant failed, according to Feb. 11 special election results recently finalized by election officials in Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania counties.Voters in the Washougal School District approved a maintenance and operations levy by a vote of 60.15 percent to 39.85 percent. That levy will raise property taxes to $3.31 per $1,000 of assessed property in a three-year period: 2015 to 2017.Washougal School District voters also approved a technology levy by a vote of 63.46 percent to 36.54 percent. That levy will raise property taxes to 37 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value in 2015. That rate drops to 35 cents in 2016 and 34 cents in 2017.In the Woodland School District, a maintenance and operations levy passed 53.88 percent to 46.12 percent. It will raise property taxes to $2.96 per $1,000 of assessed property value in 2015. That drops to $2.88 in 2016 and $2.79 in 2017.Voters in the Mount Pleasant School District defeated its maintenance and operations levy with a vote of 44.09 percent to 55.91 percent. That levy would have raised property taxes to $3.85 per $1,000 of assessed property value in 2015 before dropping to $3.78 in 2016.About 30 percent of Clark County registered voters living in the Washougal, Woodland or Mount Pleasant school districts cast a ballot in the Feb. 11 election.last_img

BtoB Print Publishing Revs Up 2 Percent in March 33 Percent YTD

first_imgThis story first appears on FOLIO: sister site, min.With rebounds in the categories of business, advertising and marketing, as well as building, engineering and construction categories leading the way, b-to-b print revenue posted gains of 2 percent in March 2011, compared to March 2010. American Business Media’s Business Information Network (BIN) shows gains in eight of the 21 markets it covers. Business, advertising and marketing was up 23.4 percent and building, engineering and construction was up 19 percent.Read the rest of the story here.last_img

Motorolas rumored foldable Razr shown off in purported renders

first_imgMotorola will sell its first foldable phone, likely the Razr, this summer. Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET Motorola’s rumored to be working on a foldable update to its iconic Razr phone. A new set of leaked images could give us a look at the revamped Razr.Purported press renders of a foldable Motorola Razr were posted to /Leaks on Sunday. The images show a Razr-branded phone with a long, continuous display. One image shows the phone bent 90 degrees. Another appears to show what’ll come along with the phone — earbuds, charging cable — in its prism-shaped box. Foldable Phones Motorola Tags The foldable Motorola Razr is rumored to have a 6.2-inch interior display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor. Rumors also point to the phone having a small exterior screen that could double as a track pad and suggest that Google Assistant will play a big role.Motorola said it’s their policy to “neither confirm nor deny rumors” related to their products.Originally published April 29, 10:04 a.m. PT.Update, 10:26 a.m.: Adds more details and background.Update, May 1: Adds comment from Motorola.  1:54 Motorola, a unit of Chinese electronics giant Lenovo, plans to sell its foldable phone this summer. It’s expected to be a revival of the Razr brand, which The Wall Street Journal in January reported would be coming back with a $1,500 price tag. Motorola would just the latest contender in the new foldable phone market, which includes Huawei’s Mate X and Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. A patent filing uncovered by 91Mobiles in January included illustrations of what could be the new Razr phone. The illustrations suggest a similar design as the original, but instead of the interior space being divided by a hinge that splits the display and dial pad, the new Razr would be entirely display. This design appears to line up with the phone shown in the new set of purported renders. Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: #Motorola – #Razr – New Motorola RAZR (2019) leaks out— /LEAKS (@Slashleaks) April 28, 2019 Galaxy Fold gives foldable phones a black eye Post a comment 0last_img

Amazon Prime Day 2018 Best Deals

first_img5 Prime Day Tips for Tracking DealsBest Laptop Deals of Today by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoForbes.comWhere Does Dallas Cowboys’ Jerry Jones Land on This List?Forbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement Laptop Mag is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more here.Amazon Prime Day is a distant memory, but here are some of our favorite deals from this past July.Not a Prime member yet? You can sign up for your free 30-day trial and then cancel after Prime Day to avoid paying membership fees.What were the best Prime Day deals on Amazon products?Our favorite Prime Day 2019 deals:All-new Fire 7 Tablet (16GB): was $49.99 now just $29.99Fire HD 10 Tablet (32GB, Without Special Offers): was $164.99 now just $114.99Fire HD 10 Tablet (32GB, With Special Offers): was $149 now just $99Echo Dot (3rd Gen): was $49.99 now just $22Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote: was $39.99 now just $14.99Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote: was $49.99 now just $24.99 All-New Echo Dot for Kids: was $69.99 now just $44.99 All-New Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet: was $99.99 now just $59.99Spend $10 at Whole Foods, get a $10 Amazon creditKindle Oasis E-reader: was $279.99 now just $199.99 What were the best Prime Day laptop deals? Some of our favorite laptop deals from this past July:Dell XPS 13 w/128GB SSD (9360): was $1,500 now just $999Dell XPS 13 w/256GB SSD (9380): was $1,199 now just $999Dell XPS 15 w/ 4K display (9570): was $2,499 now just $1,999Dell G5 Gaming Laptop: was $1,099 now just $779Lenovo Chromebook S330: was $289 now just $144Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen): was $2,579 now just $1,934Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen): was $1,559 now just $999Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop: was $1,299.99 now just $899.99 Acer Swift 5: was $1,399, now just $1,238Alienware 17 R5 was $1,699 now just $1,359Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018): was $2,799 now just $2,099Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018): was $1,999 now just $1,449Asus VivoBook F510QA (15.6-inch): was $399, now just $259Asus Chromebook Flip C434: was $549 now just $489Asus ROG Strix Hero II 15-inch Gaming Laptop: was $1,799 now just $1,699Microsoft Surface Pro 6 with Surface Pro Type Cover: was $1,059 now just $799Microsoft Surface Pro 6: was $1,199 now just $899Samsung Chromebook 3: was $144, now just $119What were the best Prime Day deals on laptop accessories and peripherals?You might need to buy some extra equipment for the discounted laptop you just purchased on Prime Day. Fortunately, Amazon and its competitors are selling laptop accessories and peripherals, like bags, monitors, webcams and docks, at very low prices. AdvertisementHere are some of the best Prime Day deals on laptop accessories and peripherals:Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920: was $99 now just $39Logitech MK710 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo: was $99 now just $45SanDisk 1TB External SSD: was $349 now just $136Dell U3417W 34-inch monitor: was $899 now just $648Dell Ultrasharp U2417 monitor: was $219 now just $199Sennheiser HD 4.50 SE wireless ANC headphones: was $199 now just $99Acer KG281 28-inch monitor: was $349 now just $310Samsung T5 Portable SSD (1TB): was $249 now just $149HP 27f IPS monitor: was $249 now just $149What were the best Prime Day Whole Foods deals? Prime members were once again treated to an excellent Whole Foods deal. The offer was: spend $10 or more at Whole Foods (or on a Prime Now order), and receive a $10 Amazon credit that can be used on Prime Day. It’s the same Whole Foods deal that Amazon offered last year. We’re big fans of this deal because that $10 credit, which is only valid during Prime Day, can turn a good deal into an awesome deal.Last year, for instance, the Echo Dot dropped from its sale price of $34.99 to just $24.99 with our Whole Foods/Amazon credit. Likewise, the Fire TV Stick dropped to just $19.99 after our credit, which made it the best deal of Prime Day. Amazon is also offering a variety of Whole Foods deals including 25% to 50% off “summertime favorites” such as organic cherries, apple pie, and wild-caught sockeye salmon.While not a Whole Foods deals per se, Amazon is taking 25% off a variety of Pepsi products. (You must sign into your Prime account to see the 25% off coupon). Currently, you can save 25% on Quaker, Gatorade, Doritos, Starbucks Frappuccino, and more.Be sure to follow sister site Tom’s Guide for the best Prime Day Whole Foods deals.Can anyone shop Amazon Prime Day deals?Prime Day deals are exclusively for Prime members. However, if you’re not a Prime member, Amazon offers a free 30-day Prime membership trial as an incentive to join. You can cancel before your trial ends to avoid being charged $119 for a year of Prime.College students can also sign up for a Prime Student membership to shop Prime Day deals. Prime Student costs $59 per year (50% less than a traditional membership) and offers many of the same perks. What’s more, students get a 6-month free trial instead of just 30 days. Students can also check out deals at Amazon’s new Off-to-College Store, which offers discounts on everything from laptops to dorm room accessories.What non-tech items will be on sale during Prime Day?Although tech will play a huge role on Prime Day, you’ll also find plenty of non-tech items on sale during Prime Day. Amazon’s own brands like Presto and Rivet Furniture are already 30% and 20% off, respectively. We also expect to see plenty of deals on cooking devices, from Instant Pots to sous-vide machines.How can I avoid bad Prime Day deals?While we expect to see many great deals on Prime Day, we also expect to see an equal amount of fake deals. That’s where tools like the Camelizer come into play. This browser extension can display a product’s price history, so you can see if it’s been cheaper (or pricier) before.Likewise, we’re big fans of the site FakeSpot. Simply enter an Amazon product page URL at FakeSpot and the site will tell you if the product’s reviews are trustworthy or not. If you need more tips, make sure to check out our 5 Prime Day tips for tracking deals.How fast will my Amazon Prime Day deliveries arrive?This year, Prime members can expect their Prime Day orders to arrive quicker than ever. Amazon Prime’s one-day delivery service is available coast to coast in the U.S. with no minimum purchase required. Alternatively, Prime members will be able to pick up their purchases in-store via Amazon Counter. This is a network of retailers that lets shoppers retrieve their Amazon purchases in-store. It currently consists of over 100 Rite Aid stores nationwide.Are there any Prime Day cash back rewards? Absolutely. Prime members who sign up for an Amazon Store or Amazon Store Credit Builder card receive 5% cash back rewards on their purchases. Best off, there’s no annual fee to worry about. Are other retailers offering deals on Amazon Prime Day?Yes, and aggressively. Retailers like Best Buy, eBay, Target, and Walmart are offering deals to compete with Amazon’s 48-hour sale. One of the best Walmart deals finds the 15.6-inch Asus VivoBook F510QA (AMD A12-9720P/4GB RAM/128GB SSD) at $259 (which is $140 off).Target announced its Target “Deal Days” sale, which runs from July 15 to July 16. Moreover, Target REDcard holders get an extra 5% off their purchases. eBay also announced its own 48-hour sale that will go toe-to toe with Prime Day. The online merchant is calling its sale the “Crash Sale,” taking shots at Amazon’s rocky Prime Day start last year. eBay’s sale will offer savings on top brands like LG, Apple, Samsung, KitchenAid, and more.In an effort to rival early Prime Day deals, eBay is offering more aggressive deals, like the Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Headphones which are now sale for $289.95 ($60 off).Can I shop Prime Day outside of the U.S.?Amazon Prime Day is a global shopping event. Last year, Prime Day was celebrated in 17 countries across Asia, Europe, and North America. This year, Prime members in the United Arab Emirates will also be able to shop the retailer’s best deals.  However, since the sales ended at 11:59 p.m. local time on July 16, Prime Day is over everywhere but the U.S. as of this writing.Are there Amazon Music Prime Day deals? Prime members can currently get four months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99 cents. (Normally, it’s $7.99/month after a 30-day free trial). This premium service lets users stream over 50 million songs ad-free without limitations.In 2018, Ariana Grande teamed up with Amazon Music to kick off Prime Day with a live performance in New York and Prime members were able to stream the concert via Amazon’s official Prime Day page. This year, Taylor Swift headlined Amazon’s all-female concert along with Dua Lipa, Becky G, and SZA on July 10. Prime members were able to stream the live concert for free on Amazon Prime Video and can watch it on demand now for a limited time.Amazon Music also has a Prime Day concert playlist which lets you listen to the latest songs from the show’s performers. center_img Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2019Which laptop brand is best? 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University students strike because they want more LGBTI teachers

first_imgSome college students in India have gone on strike to protest a lack of qualified teachers for a LGBTI subject. GAYSTARNEWS- ‘The favouritism runs to an extent, where students, who did not appear for the exam, are graded while others continue to get lower grades. Their requests for revaluation are stalled.’LGBT is a sensitive subjectRao claimed the university did not like him and replaced him with a teacher not qualified to teach LGBTI subjects.‘The current head of the department has a personal problem with me and thus, is not approaching me to take classes of the students,’ he said.‘As a result, they are suffering. LGBT is a sensitive subject and the faculty teaching right now has no knowledge of the same and is not covering the components.‘If the subject has not been taught properly, I wonder how the students will be appearing for the exams that start on Friday.’Pune is one of India’s biggest cities and is located in the west of the country.Pune’s annual Pride march is a popular one. But at last year’s event organizers controversially told attendees not to openly show their ‘flamboyance’ and to ‘wear decent clothes’ so as not to draw ire from the public.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Postgraduate students at the Savitribai Phule Pune University walked out of their classes ahead of exams. The exams are due to start this week.The students felt underprepared for the exams in the LGBTI class. They argued that was because their teacher wasn’t knowledgeable enough about the subject.The protestors claimed they had approached the university multiple times about their complaints which also include; favortisim and discrimination of students from poor families.First introduced in 2017, the LGBTI subject is one of the most popular amongst students studying a Master of English. In its first year 40 out of 50 students enrolled into the LGBT subject.They asked the university to reinstate Professor R Raj Rao who had introduced the LGBTI subject.Rao is one of India’s leading LGBTI activists and a respected academic. He released one of India’s first gay novels, The Boyfriend, in 2003.‘On multiple occasions, we have asked the head of the department to ask Rao to teach the subject. These requests have been ignored,’ an unnamed student told Pune Mirror. Masters of English students go on strike in Pune. | Photo: YouTubecenter_img Anti-LGBTI bullying and violence on the rise in schoolsGoing to pride at university inspired me to come out as bisexualUK universities failing LGBTI students mental health – 4 in 5 are strugglingRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img

Traffic chaos at busy StokeonTrent crossroads after threecar crash

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA three-car crash is causing traffic chaos at a busy Stoke-on-Trent crossroads. Emergency services were called to Baddeley Green Lane, Baddeley Green, just before 12pm today following reports of a collision. A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service crew from Longton and the West Midlands Ambulance Service are in attendance. A fire service spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a road traffic collision in Baddeley Green Lane, Milton, at around 11.54am. Read More’We don’t want this happening on our road…’ – Stunned residents find their homes cordoned off as cops investigate serious assault on busy Stoke-on-Trent street “One crew from Longton has attended. The collision involved three saloon cars. “Five casualties are currently receiving first aid treatment by paramedics from the ambulance service.” Drivers are being advised to avoid the area at this time as the incident is causing lengthy delays. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive .last_img

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first_imgFeature | May 14, 2013 | Thijs Spoor Why PET Will Beat SPECT in the Next Decade Weighing the question of PET vs. SPECT imaging technology News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Dynamic scanning images illustrate potential image quality of fatty acid uptake using PET/CT with FluoroPharma’s CardioPET.The next generation of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agents will herald an age when PET will eclipse single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) as the “go to” modality for molecular imaging. It will do so by enabling personalized medicine through precision diagnostics, the ability to be delivered cost-effectively in a manner with less radiation to patients, by leveraging hardware advances already being commercialized, and by taking advantage of the extra throughput capacity present in the U.S. installed base of PET/CT scanners.Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) created the oncology business for PET, and its growth was explosive. But while FDG is clinically very good, it is not perfect. It does not work on all cancers and only provides a look at the basic metabolism of tissues. This is opening the door for the next generation ofoncology agents that are specific to cancers not well characterized by FDG.While there is buzz around new PET agents in neurology for detecting beta amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease, it is cardiology that presents some of the most exciting opportunities for PET. New cardiac PET agents promise robust, reproducible and dependable results in everyday cardiology practices. The need for these agents is mind-boggling.Cardiovascular disease is the single largest cause of global mortality, causing more than 17 million deaths each year, exacting an annual financial cost around the globe of a staggering $863 billion. In the United States alone, 729,000 people die from cardiovascular disease annually. Annual U.S. health costs are estimated to be $280 billion, rising to $800 billion by 2030.PET vs. SPECT TechnologyThe future success of PET is grounded in its inherently better image resolution. In cardiac scanning, it has generally been reported that PET offers a resolution of 5 – 7 mm, compared with a cardiac SPECT resolution of 12 – 15 mm. This better performance has allowed data to emerge suggesting that as many as one in 10 scans interpreted as normal on SPECT would have been abnormal if done on PET due to the presence of unseen microvascular, triple-vessel disease. PET’s superior diagnostic capability is achieved partly through advances in hardware, particularly quantification, which leverages numerical precision to identify global perfusion defects in the heart that otherwise might be hidden from qualitative SPECT scans.PET has an ace in the hole in its ability to quantify results. Quantification is now being built into PET/CTs sold into mainstream medical practices. SPECT scanners lack the resolution of PET/CTs and SPECT vendors have yet to commercialize systems capable of quantification.A big difference between the two technologies is the half-life of the radiopharmaceutical tracers each uses. SPECT tracers have a long half-life (technetium-99m has a half-life of six hours), whereas rubidium-82 is only 75 seconds. This short half-life is a limitation of the current front-line cardiac PET radiotracer, which does not leave much room for error when imaging and presents the inability to do exercise stress testing. New PET RadiotracersRubidium-82 technology has established benchmarks in the assessment of myocardial perfusion against which the next generation of cardiac agents can be measured for sensitivity and specificity. It also is producing data that should demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of cardiac PET over SPECT, and has pioneered the way for cardiac PET through the issuance of CPT codes and reimbursement policy by third-party payers for PET myocardial perfusion. But rubidium-82 has drawbacks that may limit its sustained clinical adoption as seen in recent publications. These limitations include supply chain issues, economics, its short half-life and potential safety issues as presented in the black box warning in the package insert. These issues should be resolved by the coming wave of new fluorinated cardiac PET radiopharmaceuticals.Fluorinated positron emitters that compose the next generation of PET radiopharmaceuticals offer benefits over rubidium. They also offer some clinical possibilities in the diagnosis and monitoring of cardiovascular disease beyond myocardial perfusion. Expected advantages of these new agents over SPECT radiopharmaceuticals are improved diagnostic accuracy, image clarity and lower radiation exposure to patients. FluoroPharma’s BFPET, a fluorinated myocardial perfusion agent, exemplifies how the next generation of cardiac PET technology might boost diagnostic performance. In a study patient, BFPET indicated that the patient did not have a perfusion defect, as was suspected on the basis of SPECT, but rather suffered from apical thinning. Cardiovascular disease was confirmed through CT angiography — as was the absence of a perfusion defect.BFPET has the potential to establish a new standard for measuring cardiovascular blood flow. The agent is being developed for use in combination with stress testing in patients with presumptive chronic coronary artery disease (CAD), as a replacement for SPECT in institutions with PET capability. As we enter healthcare reform and its emphasis on cost-effective care, it becomes increasingly important to minimize the number of tests performed. The significance of getting it right the first time rises when we consider the danger of cumulative radiation exposure to the patient, where the best diagnostic test done first might eliminate the need for subsequent invasive, expensive or unnecessary tests.Next generation cardiac PET agents become even more transformational when they are designed to address unmet clinical needs. Whereas BFPET promises increased diagnostic accuracy compared with thallium and technetium-based SPECT agents, as well as advantages that go beyond the PET agent rubidium-82, CardioPET transcends even that. This agent, another in FluoroPharma’s pipeline, accesses a novel metabolic pathway, one that involves fatty acids, the primary source of energy for the cardiac muscle.Our studies indicate that imaging with CardioPET can potentially be used to accurately gauge fatty acid uptake by the myocardium. This uptake can be visualized and quantified using PET scanners that are becoming more available at price points within the grasp of routine practitioners.Preliminary data indicate that the agent is especially suited for the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome and chronic coronary artery disease in patients who cannot undergo stress testing. By taking advantage of the power of obtaining list-mode data on modern scanners, it appears as if CardioPET may allow measurements of perfusion during the first five minutes of administration while scans done 40 to 60 minutes later may indicate tissue viability. These two clinical capabilities suggest the potential utility of CardioPET as a way to assess patients after they have complained of chest pain in the emergency department. (Editor’s note regarding new SPECT radiotracers: On the SPECT front, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2013 approved a new indication for GE Healthcare’s agent AdreView (Iobenguane I 123 Injection) as the first agent to link nerve function in the heart to a patient’s mortality risk. AdreView is approved for the scintigraphic assessment of myocardial sympathetic innervation (cardiac nerve activity) to assist in the evaluation of patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class II or Class III heart failure and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ? 35 percent. Increased myocardial sympathetic activity is a prominent feature of heart failure and is often associated with decline in left ventricular function, worsening heart failure symptoms and sudden cardiac death. This increase leads to a depletion of norepinephrine (NE) storage and uptake. AdreView provides a means for assessing the neuronal capacity for uptake and storage of NE. In January, Lantheus began shipments of its new LEU TechneLite generator, which is the first technetium-99m (Tc-99m) generator in the United States that contains molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) produced from at least 95 percent low-enriched uranium (LEU). Through its supply chain diversification strategy, Lantheus plans to eventually eliminate the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU) sourced Mo-99 from its supply chain. This is also in part due to a federal effort to eventually reduce the availability of HEU to aid interventional efforts to stop nuclear weapons proliferation.)Imaging Vulnerable PlaquesVasoPET, a next-generation positron biotracer, is being designed to address the unmet clinical need of identifying vulnerable plaques. These plaques are likely to rupture and cause a stroke or heart attack. Preclinical tests show that this fluorine-bearing radiopharmaceutical is taken up by inflammatory cells not found in stable plaque.This agent is still in preclinical development, so it remains a speculative technology. Nonetheless, the prospect is extraordinarily appealing for an agent that might be used in high-risk patients, particularly those being readied for an intervention such as a cardiac catheterization. This technology could help the interventional cardiologist identify blood vessel segments that have vulnerable plaques to avoid them and the possibility of creating emboli in the vessel. In the future, this imaging might be used to preventively identify and treat these lesions. An imaging agent such as VasoPET would also be helpful in the development of therapeutics being tested for their ability to dissolve vulnerable plaques. Other modalities, including CT and MRI, cannot differentiate inflamed from stable plaques.The challenge facing all these agents is whether they can deliver clinically significant results in the hands of routine practitioners and not just once in a while. Their results must be consistent and reproducible, rendering diagnostic and prognostic conclusions regardless of practitioner skill.Serious Issues With Isotope SupplyThe case for PET becomes even more formidable when considering the shortcomings of SPECT compared with PET. Technetium, which fuels the majority of SPECT procedures in cardiology, has suffered several disruptions in supply over the past decade. A reactor at Chalk River Laboratories in Ontario, Canada, normally supplies about half of the world’s molybdenum, which serves as a generator of technetium. The vast majority of the technetium generators are used in the United States. Canada plans to permanently shut down the reactor in 2016 due to its age and safety concerns. Thus far, no other North American sources of molybdenum have surfaced to make up for this deficit.In the past, supply disruptions have seriously impacted the nuclear medicine community. When a radioactive leak sidelined the reactor in 2009, extreme shortages of technetium resulted over the 15 months the reactor was out of service. Because molybdenum has a half-life of 66 hours, shipments from overseas reactors to the United States caused significant logistical headaches. Some physicians turned to the PET tracer rubidium-82 to fill in until news broke last year that improper daily monitoring of the generator was resulting in strontium breakthroughs that left radioactive material in the patient long after a perfusion exam. While crossing the border between the United States and Canada in July 2011, two patients who had recently undergone rubidium-82 PET scans set off radiation alarms. It was learned that these patients had been inadvertently exposed to large doses of strontium contaminant, the parent isotope used in the generation of rubidium. Rubidium-82 was voluntarily taken off the market pending review by the FDA and did not return to market until nine months later, after the FDA traced the fault to improper handling of the generator, not its manufacture. The incident has had lasting effects, however, on the molecular imaging community. Today, those using rubidium-82 must undergo special training and are subject to daily reporting requirements. (Editor’s note: Currently, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is the only domestic supplier of the isotope strontium-82 used in rubidium-82 generators. Positron Corp. is working with the FDA for certification so it can begin its own production of strontium-82, through its subsidiary Manhattan Isotope Technology, to provide a second source for the PET cardiac perfusion isotope.)Fluorinated positron emitters could be produced with relative ease in the United States, and the methodology for handling the fluorine-18 radioisotope has been vetted by decades of use and millions of procedures involving FDG without mishap. Fluorine-18 has a lower dose profile than SPECT radioisotopes, reducing the overall radiation burden placed on the patient. Dual isotope SPECT scans may expose the patient to between 25 and 30 mSv of radiation. SPECT rest-stress with technetium exposes the patient to between 8 and 10 mSv. In contrast, exposure from fluorine-18 scans range from 4 to 8 mSv.To the benefit of the molecular imaging community and the future growth of this modality, the widespread use of FDG with its utility in oncology led to a rapid expansion of the installed base of PET/CT scanners and establishment of an extensive and nationwide FDG distribution network. About 1,800 PET/CTs are operating in the United States today. They are served by about 100 commercial FDG production sites.Many of these PET/CTs are running at only about half capacity. Consequently, early adopters of the next generation of PET radiopharmaceuticals will have ready access to the needed hardware for performing scans, just as the fluorine-18 isotope will be easily available thanks to the widespread network of FDG production sites.It makes sense when performing medical imaging procedures to go with the modality that delivers the best image quality at the lowest dose, one that renders reproducible results regardless of the skill of the practitioner and is not vulnerable to supply-line disruptions. The case is that much stronger, when this modality gains access to specialized radiopharmaceuticals that promise cost-effective and clinically significant testing that will expand the capability of routine healthcare practitioners in neurology, oncology and cardiology.  itnThijs Spoor, FluoroPharma chairman, CEO and president, has more than 15 years medical industry experience. He is a former securities analyst at J.P. Morgan and Credit Suisse, covering the medical device and biotechnology industries. Before joining FluoroPharma, he led the nuclear cardiology portfolio and PET new product opportunity portfolio at Amersham, before its acquisition by GE Healthcare. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more PreviousNext X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. 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Jobs report could help clarify a muddy US economic picture

first_imgYet a survey of manufacturing companies, also by the ISM, saw little improvement in April. That is evidence that the strong dollar is still weighing on U.S. exports.And the trade deficit widened in March, creating a drag on the nation’s gross domestic product. Imports climbed after the West Coast ports dispute was settled. U.S. exports barely nudged up. The trade gap shot up 43 percent from February, the government said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Analysts have forecast that job growth rebounded in April to 222,500, according to a survey by FactSet, from 126,000 in March. The March gain was the weakest in 15 months. Economists have also forecast that the unemployment rate dipped last month to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in March.The dollar has appreciated about 15 percent in the past year against other currencies, such as the euro and Japanese yen. That trend has made U.S. goods more expensive overseas and could slow export sales this year.And the roughly 50 percent drop in oil prices from last June through January has led to sharp cutbacks in oil and gas drilling by energy companies. That trend has reduced investment in steel pipe and other equipment and slowed growth. Most economists expect that pattern to continue until summer.Employers have added more than 3 million jobs over the past 12 months, a healthy pace. But some of the fastest-growing sectors involve mainly low-paying work, such as restaurants, retail and home health care.The economy would benefit from more jobs in higher-paying sectors. But positions in the oil and gas industry dropped in the first three months of this year. And manufacturing jobs declined in March for the first time in nearly two years. WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s April jobs report being released Friday could bring some clarity to a fuzzy picture of the U.S. economy.The economy likely shrank during the first three months of the year. And hiring slowed sharply in March.Economists have pointed mainly to temporary factors, especially harsh winter weather that kept consumers away from shops earlier this year. A labor dispute at West Coast ports also delayed shipments of parts and contributed to a sharp drop in exports. Sponsored Stories April’s jobs report should shed light on whether the first quarter’s slump was temporary or whether a more persistent weakness is holding back the economy.Recent economic indicators have provided support to both views.Home sales staged a big comeback in March, a possible sign that more Americans are eager to make expensive purchases. People bought existing homes at an annual pace of 5.19 million, the National Association of Realtors said. Those gains are expected to extend into April based on figures on signed contracts released by the Realtors. This would help spur additional growth in the construction sector as builders seek to meet demand.And service firms, such as restaurants, retailers and banks, grew at a faster pace in April than in March, according to a survey by the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers. That suggests that Americans stepped up their spending as the weather improved.In addition, the average number of people seeking unemployment benefits each week over the past month fell to its lowest level in 15 years, the Labor Department said Thursday. Applications are a proxy for layoffs, so the very low level suggests that companies haven’t been spooked by slower growth and are retaining their staffs. That typically suggests that hiring is healthy.center_img Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Quick workouts for men Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitylast_img