first_img More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com ashley.kirk Share whatsapp As the Holborn fire knocked out much of central London’s power supply yesterday, many Londoners experienced disruption as 2,000 people were evacuated from the nearby area.But its borough, Camden, is not even one of the 10 worst London boroughs for fires in 2015.  Tower Hamlets is the worst, with the fire service being called out to 153 incidents in the first two months of 2015. Southwark and Westminster also had a high number of callouts – with 130 and 125 fire incidents respectively. Tower Hamlets is also the worst area for arson. In January and February 2015, 50 fires were started deliberately in the borough. Southwark, again, was second – with 33 deliberate fires started in the borough.After that, arson is more common outside Central London, with Bromley and Enfield having a disproportionately high amount of deliberate fires.In all, the total number of fires the London Fire Brigade was called out to in January and February decreased slightly between 2014 and 2015. The service was called out to 2,568 fires in the first two months of 2014, compared with 2,420 in 2015, according to data released by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. See the map below for the worst boroughs in London – toggle the layers to switch between all fires and those which are deliberate.  Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyUndoGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUndoOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressUndoMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.comUndocenter_img Thursday 2 April 2015 4:37 am whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ London’s fire hotspots: Tower Hamlets is the worst borough for fire engine callouts last_img read more

first_img Tags genetics Related: Senior Writer, Medicine, Editorial Director of Events Matthew covers medical innovation — both its promise and its perils. [email protected] About the Author Reprints Lawmakers slip a win for pharma into federal spending package By Matthew Herper Dec. 17, 2019 Reprints The Federal Trade Commission is challenging DNA sequencing giant Illumina’s proposed $1.2 billion purchase of rival Pacific Biosciences, alleging the acquisition would eliminate “a nascent competitive threat” to Illumina’s monopoly in deciphering genetic material.“When a monopolist buys a potential rival, it can harm competition,” the deputy director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, Gail Levine, said Tuesday in a statement. “These deals help monopolists maintain power. That’s why we’re challenging this acquisition.”Illumina has become dominant in the field of next-generation DNA sequencing by building machines that sequenced DNA more cheaply and rapidly than several competitors, many of which have gone out of business. Since Illumina entered the sequencing market in 2007 with the acquisition of a company called Solexa, the cost of sequencing a human genome has dropped from more than $200,000 to as little as $1,000, a rate of improvement that has outpaced Moore’s law, the increase in speed that guides the improvement of microprocessors. Since that acquisition, Illumina’s share price has increased 1,500%.advertisementcenter_img Adobe Pacific Biosciences, or PacBio, was one of several companies that emerged a decade ago and attempted to challenge Illumina and failed. But PacBio has survived because its technology, which did not live up to its early projections of speed and efficiency, can do something Illumina can’t. Illumina’s DNA sequencers work by reading out tiny fragments of DNA code and re-assembling them. PacBio’s technology, though less accurate, can read out much bigger pieces, called “long reads” by scientists. Using the two technologies together can produce more accurate genetic information.Illumina, which has a market capitalization of $48 billion, has said that it sees potential to grow faster by combining the two companies, and argues that the two technologies are complementary, not competing.advertisement @matthewherper “We strongly disagree with the FTC’s decision and will continue to work through the regulatory approval process as we consider next steps,” Illumina spokesman Eric Endicott said in a statement. “We believe that the acquisition will benefit the industry and customers, and the facts of our proposed transaction support this.”For many investors, it already looked as if the the PacBio deal was in trouble. In October, the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority concluded that the deal may result in a lessening of competition, and also blocked the merger. At the time, analysts at the investment bank Cowen wrote: “We believe the deal is now highly unlikely to be completed.”It has been a comparatively tough year for Illumina. Aside from the drama surrounding the PacBio acquisition, the largest in its history, it posted a rare disappointing quarter in July. Its shares are up 9% over the course of 2019. Matthew Herper BusinessThe FTC moves to block DNA sequencer Illumina’s acquisition of PacBio, calling company a ‘monopolist’ last_img read more

first_img News News Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Chris Green – 2013.12.09 8:59am center_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak AvatarChris Green Jang’s Crimes Reported to Politburo News A full meeting of the Politburo of the Chosun Workers’ Party Central Committee was convened on Sunday in Pyongyang, apparently in order to release news of the crimes allegedly committed by Jang Sung Taek that led to his removal. News of the purge emerged last week, making headlines worldwide.According to an extended report carried by Chosun Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim Jong Eun led the meeting, which was attended by all members and alternate members of the Politburo.It revealed that Jang, the former Vice-Chairman of the National Defense Commission and Director of the Department of Administration of the Workers’ Party, was purged for his “anti-Party” and “counter-revolutionary” acts. These include undermining the “work of establishing the Party’s unitary leadership system” and ill-defined “enormous harm to efforts to build a thriving nation and improve standards of living.”Notably, the piece explained, “Jang and his followers did not sincerely accept the line and policies of the Party […] but deliberately neglected their implementation, distorted them and openly played down the policies of the Party,” and, “In the end, they made no scruple of perpetrating such counter-revolutionary acts as disobeying orders issued by the supreme commander of the Chosun People’s Army.”People linked to Jang “weakened the Party’s guidance over judicial, prosecution and security agencies, bringing very harmful consequences to the work for protecting the social system, policies and people,” it went on. Jang “seriously obstructed the nation’s economic affairs and the improvement of the standard of people’s living in violation of the pivot-to-the-Cabinet principle and the Cabinet responsibility principle laid down by the Party.” SHARElast_img read more

Margin rules could push OTC options trading onto exchanges, report says More technology issues in the U.S. securities markets Monday, this time affecting options trading. The NYSE halted trading on its Arca Options exchange for about 20 minutes this afternoon, citing problems with market data. Trading resumed in all issues at about 14:00pm ET. Keywords Options Options volume sets records The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) also reported systems issues this afternoon due to market data problems that disrupted trading. At this point, the exchanges haven’t offered an explanation of the precise issue. However, it comes in the wake of a series of technology problems for U.S. markets, which first arose with a prolonged outage in trading of NASDAQ securities back on Aug. 22. Last week, U.S. regulators met with the exchanges and proposed a series of steps that they plan to take in order to ensure that market infrastructure is more robust and resilient. Sparking Canada’s options market Related news James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Alberta’s economy is likely going to get worse before it gets better, says the chief economist of regional financial services group ATB Financial. “It is probably going to be another eight to 12 months of pretty tough sledding for Albertans,” Todd Hirsch said during a news conference Thursday announcing the bank’s fourth-quarter outlook. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Alberta hopes higher oil prices will power recovery The latest outlook sees Alberta in a recession for 2015 with a 0.7% contraction of real GDP, a more pessimistic view than in early July when the bank expected growth of 0.4% for the year. That compares with real GDP growth of 4.4% in 2014, when oil and gas prices were much higher. “Unfortunately the economic situation in Alberta has darkened from our last forecast,” said Hirsch. ATB says the drop in oil prices is the “single reason” for the economic challenges as prices have fallen to about US$45 a barrel at present from more than US$100 in the summer of 2014. Prices were hovering around US$60 when ATB made its last forecast in July. Hirsch expects the economy to get out of its slump in the second half of 2016 and post modest growth of 1.4% for the year. Meanwhile, over the fall and into the new year could be the “roughest patch” for Albertans and the province’s economy as severance packages and savings run out. ATB is predicting that the unemployment rate will rise to 5.9% this year from 4.7% last year before improving slightly to 5.7% next year. “We are going to see a higher level of unemployment and that does present a lot of challenges for a lot of Albertans and there is going to be some hardship,” Hirsch said. The bank says it expects the North American benchmark price for oil to trade around US$45 to US$50 a barrel for the rest of 2015, rising only moderately to between US$55 to US$60 by mid-to-late 2016. Indicators outside the oil and gas industry have shown more stability, with the bank saying residential construction was solid, retail and wholesale trade has stabilized and manufacturing has levelled off. But the Calgary Real Estate Board said Thursday that its unadjusted benchmark housing price dropped 0.26% in September compared with last year. It blamed rising unemployment and persistent weakness in the local economy for the impact on housing demand. The ATB report says that agriculture, the Alberta’s second-largest sector, had disappointing crop production this year due to drought in some parts of the province, while forestry remains in good shape thanks to strong prices for lumber. For the economy to recover, Hirsch says oil prices would need to rebound to around US$60 a barrel, labour costs would have to rebalance and sectors outside the energy industry such as agriculture, forestry and tourism need to see strong performances. As well, the Canadian dollar needs to stay low to help exporters. Alberta’s economy ‘stuck in low gear’ Alberta’s economic outlook on the rise: ATB Financial Ian Bickis Keywords Alberta last_img read more

first_img Published: Nov. 2, 2017 Climate change is influencing rural livelihoods across the globe—and scientists anticipate increasing and substantial risk to both social and natural systems through the course of this century.If you goWho: Open to the publicWhat: “Climate Change & Human Migration: Research Examples from Mexico”When: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m.Where: Hellems Arts and Sciences, room 199Pizza will be served! Arrive early for a seat and a slice.Shifts in temperature and rainfall are especially impactful for impoverished households in low-income settings and those heavily dependent on local natural resources or agriculture. In the face of environmental strain, migration has long been used as an adaptive strategy.The Arts and Sciences Honors Program presents Professor Lori Hunter for a distinguished lecture titled “Climate Change & Human Migration: Research Examples from Mexico.” She will review recent evidence of the migration-environment connection and findings from several of her recent collaborative studies on the migration-environment connection within rural Mexico.Hunter is a professor of sociology and the director of the CU Population Center in the Institute of Behavioral Science.Her research and teaching focus on linkages between environmental context and human population dynamics. Specific settings include rural South Africa and Mexico, where Hunter links rural livelihoods strategies, including migration, to local shifts in rainfall, temperature and natural resource availability. She is also beginning a research agenda on small rural places across America and the factors that shape residents’ well-being.Categories:Lectures & PresentationsEvents & Exhibits Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Biltmore Winery Sees Highest Single Day E-Commerce Sales EverIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessBiltmore Winery Sees Highest Single Day E-Commerce Sales EverBy Press Release – December 7, 2020 283 0 Pinterest Linkedin Email Twitter Facebook Share AdvertisementNew Wines Recognizing Key Anniversaries Add to Storied PortfolioAsheville, N.C., December 7, 2020 – Biltmore Winery, located on the estate in Asheville, N.C., saw its highest ever single day sales results this Cyber Monday. E-commerce has played a critical role for the business in 2020, and significant growth in online sales has been recorded all year. Alongside this success, Biltmore Winery introduces two new wines, available through the online shop, which honor key anniversaries in 2020; the Winery’s 35th Anniversary and the Estate’s 125th Anniversary. Biltmore Wines Vice President and Winemaker Sharon Fenchak and team created these special wines which carry on the legacies of hospitality and self-sustaining business that were so important to Biltmore founder George Vanderbilt.Biltmore Winery plays a unique role in the greater ecosystem of the Biltmore business, serving as a key factor in bridging the estate’s present with its founding goals. The business generated by the wine program in these unprecedented times has helped to offset what was affected in other areas. This Cyber Monday, Biltmore saw the highest one-day sales ever at +50% YOY for the day. In the past 12 months e-commerce sales for Biltmore wines have grown 219%, with growth from April – November at 317%. Heather Jordan, Senior Director of Marketing and Sales, attributes this growth to “a well-established e-comm business coupled with increased digital communication on our part. We believe demand for purchasing our wine online will continue at an increased level well into the future.”While the estate first welcomed guests in December of 1895, it was not until 1985 that Biltmore Winery first opened its doors to the public. “A winery was a natural extension of George Vanderbilt’s agricultural legacy. Today, the winery carries on stewardship of the land while also diversifying Biltmore’s business. Through each bottle of wine, our guests have a chance to experience and share Biltmore’s legendary hospitality” says Heather Jordan. Today, Biltmore Winery has vineyards on the west side of the estate in Asheville, N.C. where they specialize in growing Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. They also work with growing partners in other areas of AmericaThe celebratory wines created by winemaker Sharon Fenchak to recognize these anniversaries are a fitting tribute to how far this visionary project for a winery has come for Biltmore. Grapes for the 35th Anniversary Chardonnay (SRP $35) were selected from specific clones grown in Biltmore’s estate vineyards in Asheville. The wine is barrel fermented and aged, giving it a buttery smooth texture with notes of Meyer lemon and creamy custard.  In a nod to George Vanderbilt’s legendary hospitality and entertaining, the Biltmore Estate® 125th Anniversary Sparkling is crafted from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and vinified in the traditional method. The bouquet of tangerine, yeast, and honey are complemented by its delightful flavors of strawberry and mint (SRP $40).All of Biltmore’s wines are available through Biltmore’s online wine shop, the Vanderbilt Wine Club, and a selection are also available in three tier distribution in 19 states.About Biltmore Wines Biltmore Winery is located on the estate in Asheville, N.C. Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt, a thoughtful collector of wines and passionate steward of the land with intent on making it a self-sustaining estate. Today it encompasses more than 8,000 acres, including the Winery and Antler Hill Farm, two hotels, numerous restaurants, an equestrian center, and event and meeting venues. Under the direction of head winemaker Sharon Fenchak, Biltmore Winery produces a storied portfolio of award-winning wines using grapes harvested from its own estate vineyards as well as from partners in other premium growing regions across America. Each wine has a source, an intention and a story behind it, much like the estate itself. Through these wines, share in the ongoing family legacy of agricultural innovation, conservation and sustainable business. Continue the story of George Vanderbilt’s legendary hospitality by enjoying a Biltmore wine with friends and family.To learn more about Biltmore Wines, please visit www.biltmorewines.com and follow us @biltmorewines.Advertisement TAGSBiltmore Wines ReddIt Previous articleAfternoon Brief, December 4thNext articleSilicon Valley Veteran, David Cross, Appointed LibDib CTO Press Releaselast_img read more

first_imgResumption of normal visiting hours at Letterkenny General Hospital is hoped to be up and running in the next 24 hours.The hospital had scheduled to allow visitors back this afternoon, however work on an access corridor between the old and a new section was unable to be completed in time. The decision to delay resuming visiting hours was made on medical advise.The hospital has apologised for any incovenience this has caused to the public.Speaking to Highland Radio earlier, Letterkenny Town Cllr Dessie Larkin stated that the situation was regretable, however he urged people to have patience with the management in what is a very testing time…[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/des6.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – August 5, 2013 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Letterkenny General Hospital re-schedules the opening of visiting hours Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Previous articleFunerals of two men killed in road collision near Rathmullan takes placeNext articleDUP to meet PSNI Assistant Chief Constable over Castlederg parade News Highland Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 07/09/2015 The heads of Delta Cargo and Virgin Atlantic Cargo have revealed their aims for their cargo partnership in the first joint interview with media.The JV is one of the few true cargo alliances in the industry, formed following Delta’s acquisition of a 49% share in Virgin.“I think some previous alliances in the industry haven’t realised their potential, from a cargo perspective, because they haven’t maybe had the right level of trust and commitment from both parties to put the necessary building blocks in place to make their joint venture really work,” John Lloyd, senior vice-president cargo for Virgin, told The Loadstar.“That means they haven’t added sufficient value for customers or brought anything new to the table. What we are doing with Delta in terms of systems integration and co-location of our handling operations demonstrates that both airlines are determined to make this work.”The aim is to integrate the systems of the two carriers of significantly different sizes – Delta Cargo’s 2014 revenue was $934m while Virgin’s was £221m ($337m).Ray Curtis, vice-president, Delta cargo sales, explained: “In a joint venture you have a vested interest in selling capacity on either airline’s aircraft, and the reality is, we look at it as just one entity from a sales perspective.”Mr Lloyd added that the aim was to make the airlines’ offering interchangeable for customers.“We want to get to a point where customers book cargo onto a flight because it is the best choice for them, and they don’t need to think about whether it’s a Virgin or a Delta flight because they feel confident in the service they are buying.”Virgin, which has pared back services elsewhere in the world to focus instead on the US market, is known in the industry for its customer service, and the airlines say they are working on consistent service levels between both brands as well as the same product offering. The most complicated part is the IT interface, scheduled to be ready in the second quarter of 2016, said Mr Curtis.“The only challenge is that some of the foundational elements, such as technology, take time to build. Our people are eager to provide the benefits of our JV quickly to our customers and shareholders.”Mr Lloyd added: “It is a big project and a lot more complex than linking passenger booking systems, but it is also essential to how we will present ourselves in the market. It takes time but our customers understand that we won’t go live with anything that is not fully tested and proven.”The airlines have already co-located in Atlanta, Boston, Miami, New York, Orlando and Washington. Other locations are under review, including London Heathrow.Ray CurtisDelta is alone in splitting its cargo division between commercial and operational teams, with the former under the passenger division and the latter as part of the airports team. Virgin, like most airlines, has its own cargo division, although a recent restructure saw it bring in a more American-style layer of management, which resulted in a change of job title for Mr Lloyd – from director of cargo to senior vice-president cargo.Both carriers say the JV has been an interesting learning curve. Mr Curtis said: “We’ve learned many things from Virgin, including that the airline is able to leverage flexibility and a tailored experience for customers.”Delta, meanwhile, having already experienced a cargo joint venture through SkyTeam Cargo and IT integration with Northwest, brings expertise to the table. “They understand how challenging integration is and that has been really helpful,” noted Mr Lloyd.The pair insist that the tie-up is not simply a marketing device, but offers customers real value.“The approach we are taking in terms of putting all the necessary infrastructure in place first means we will deliver tangible benefits for customers,” claimed Mr Lloyd.“It’s not an easy process but it is achievable as both ourselves and Delta are fully committed to forming an alliance that truly benefits our customers and not just a marketing campaign.”last_img read more

first_img Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility The upcoming MLS All-Star Game could be one to go down in the record books.Next Wednesday’s match between the MLS All-Stars and Juventus is poised to have the second highest all-star crowd in history, according to MLS EVP Dan Courtemanche.“We’ve had tremendous success with our All-Star weeks throughout the years, but this will be the biggest and best ever,” Courtemanche said.More than 72,250 people would need to attend to dethrone the 1958 NFL Pro Bowl Game of its second-place all-star attendance spot. Courtemanche said ticket sales recently hit 70,000.“It really is the incredible soccer fans in Georgia and throughout the southeast that will make a historic All-Star week and really showcase Atlanta and Mercedes-Benz stadium and the incredible environment we see each and every week at Atlanta United matches,” he said.Courtemanche said Atlanta United Owner Arthur Blank’s leadership has helped to draw the largest crowds in MLS history to the games. Since the Atlanta United started playing in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, game attendance has peaked at more than 70,000.“The unprecedented success of Atlanta United is really an incredible statement about the passionate soccer fans in the southeast. They’re young, diverse, their digitally savvy and consuming the sport of soccer in record numbers,” he said. “Arthur has put together a tremendous both team on and off the field … and the organization continues to over deliver.”Tickets for the match held at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium are currently being sold for $30 each on Ticketmaster. Share Related Stories ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Add to My List In My List For Whom The Bell Rings last_img read more