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UK industrial production fell 0.2 per cent in December due to North Sea oil output

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof The UK’s industrial production missed expectations in the last month of 2014, highlighting the increasing dependence of economic growth on the stronger service sector.UK industrial production fell 0.2 per cent month-on-month in December, as maintenance work on North Sea oil and gas fields curbed output. Economists had been expecting 0.1 per cent growth, according to a poll by Reuters. However, economists were pleasantly surprised by 0.1 per cent month-on-month manufacturing growth, which was forecast to decline by 0.1 per cent.On an annual basis, both sets of figure look stronger. Industrial production rose 0.5 per cent on last year, while manufacturing grew 2.4 per cent.Fourth quarter industrial output rose 0.1 per cent – more than estimated by the ONS – but it’s unlikely to affect the final figure.Howard Archer, chief UK and European economist at IHS Global Insight, explained: “This only marginally increases the possibility that GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 could eventually be revised up from the currently reported 0.5 per cent rate given that industrial production only accounts for 14.6 per cent of GDP.”Industrial production measures how much manufacturing, mining and utilities companies contribute to economic growth. whatsapp Tuesday 10 February 2015 8:49 am Share Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ UK industrial production fell 0.2 per cent in December due to North Sea oil output Jessica Morris last_img read more

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Lee Health continues to vaccinate vulnerable people & healthcare workers with added doses

first_imgMobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Lee Health just received 1,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine to be used for vulnerable patients and healthcare workers. Most of the shots will go to at risk patients between the ages of 18 and 65. However, 150 of those shots will go toward healthcare workers. Lee Health Officials said those appointments are being scheduled for this week. “We are going to keep advocating for our community to get everyone who wants a vaccination, vaccinated,” said David Collins, the chairman of the Lee Memorial Board of Directors. Health Matters: Helping Children with Chest Wall Malformation June 13, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementLee Health officials also said they have thousands of frontline workers still trying to get vaccinated, who were either ineligible for the vaccine at the time or have been hired recently.  Health Matters: A Partnership in Medical Care June 13, 2021center_img Health Matters: Scoliosis Treatment for Children June 13, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: covid-19 vaccineLee HealthVaccinelast_img read more

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Scotiabank launches Apple Watch app

first_img Digital identity verification comes to Canadian financial institutions Related news Wealthsimple’s peer-to-peer app goes national Facebook LinkedIn Twitter RBC adds AI-powered budgeting feature to mobile app Tessie Sanci center_img Keywords Mobile applications and devicesCompanies Bank of Nova Scotia “We are committed to finding and developing innovative self-service banking solutions that put technology to work for our customers,” says Jeff Marshall, vice president of self-service customer experience. “Mobile banking solutions are the fastest growing banking channels at Scotiabank.” Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Toronto-based Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS) has announced that its mobile app for Apple Watch is now available through the Apple Watch app store. With a glance at their wrist, the bank’s clients can view their real-time bank balance and up to five of their most recent transactions from a preferred account without having to log in. Scotiabank clients currently check their account balances more often than any other function, according to the firm. last_img read more

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IIROC fines Worldsource $100,000

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Worldsource also admitted to failing to identify and address a material conflict of interest in connection with a proprietary fund that was offered to clients without ensuring adequate disclosure.The settlement notes that Worldsource implemented a compensation plan voluntarily to address the double charging and has undertaken changes to its internal policies to prevent similar issues in the future. The firm also beefed up disclosure involving the proprietary fund in 2015. BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Closeup of mallet being hit on stacked coins at table in courtroom andreypopov/123RF Keywords Fee-based accounts,  Embedded commissions,  EnforcementCompanies Worldsource Securities Inc., Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator An Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) hearing panel has accepted a settlement between IIROC staff and Worldsource Securities Inc. that will see the firm pay a $100,000 fine and $5,000 in costs after admitting to certain rule violations involving products held within its fee-based accounts that resulted in instances of clients being charged twice.According to the settlement, the firm admitted it failed to adopt internal controls designed to prevent the double charging for clients who held mutual funds that paid embedded fees within fee-based accounts. As a result, Worldsource found that 236 accounts were charged almost $150,000 in excess fees, in total. James Langton last_img read more

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Consumer price index in August hits 0.1 per cent: StatsCan

first_img Alberta’s economic outlook on the rise: ATB Financial Businessman Using Calculator With Piggybank And Stack Of Coins On Desk andreypopov/123RF Keywords Inflation,  EconomyCompanies Statistics Canada Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscan Jordan PressCanadian Press The average economist estimate had been for a year-over-year increase of 0.4 per cent for August, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.Gasoline prices were down 11.1 per cent compared with August 2019, following a 14.9 per cent decline recorded in July. Excluding gasoline from the inflation calculations, the consumer price index rose by 0.6 per cent in August, Statistics Canada said.The monthly inflation report noted that air travel costs fell 16 per cent compared with August 2019, following a decline of 8.6 per cent in July as demand has fallen during the pandemic and airlines have offered discounts in response.However, prices were up in other categories such as personal care services like haircuts, which had a year-over-year increase of 7.2 per cent.Statistics Canada said the increased prices in the category could be attributed to businesses passing on additional costs related to safety measures needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.Royal Bank senior economist Nathan Janzen said consumer demand has held up better than expected over the summer, which has allowed for price growth in some categories as well as letting businesses pass on additional costs.“The overarching question is how long can that last with unemployment still very high and the economy still running below capacity?”The country has recouped about two-thirds of the three million jobs lost over March and April. The unemployment rate in August was 10.2 per cent.A key pillar propping up spending has been government aid, including the Canada Emergency Response Benefit that has paid out over $76.4 billion to 8.75 million people since its introduction.All that aid will mean that the pace of price growth until the end of the year won’t be as slow as may be expected under the economic circumstances, Janzen said.The CERB will start winding down at the end of the month, and the federal Liberals have promised a $37-billion replacement package of changes to employment insurance and a trio of benefits.An analysis published Tuesday by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives estimated 2.7 million people receiving CERB payments will receive less when the new system kicks in.“Income supports are critical to individuals but, also, to our country’s economic stability and positioning for a recovery,” the centre’s senior economist, David Macdonald, wrote in his analysis.“Consumer spending, largely due to the rapid roll out of the CERB, has been mostly responsible for keeping the economy afloat since March.”The Bank of Canada intends to keep its key policy interest rate at 0.25 per cent, which is as low as it will go, until inflation is back at the central bank’s two per cent target.The hope is that by keeping its rate low, the central bank can drive down rates on mortgages and loans to make it easier for people to borrow and spend to aid the economy as it recuperates from the COVID-19 crisis.Experts suggest the Bank of Canada’s key rate could stay where it is until late 2022 or even into 2023.In August, the average of Canada’s three measures for core inflation, which are considered better gauges of underlying price pressures and closely tracked by the Bank of Canada, was 1.7 per cent.Regionally, prices rose the fastest in Prince Edward Island in August, where Statistics Canada said consumers paid more for cigarettes – which registered an annualized increase of 7.8 per cent – after the province instated a special tax in mid-July. Another jump in prices tightens the squeeze on U.S. consumers Related news The annual pace of inflation held steady in August as lower gasoline and air travel costs helped offset rising prices in other areas as businesses passed on costs related to operating during the pandemic.Statistics Canada said Wednesday the consumer price index in August rose 0.1 per cent compared with a year ago, matching the 0.1 per cent year-over-year increase recorded in July. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Rail Service to be Revived

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Transport and Works, Mike Henry has said that the Chinese Government is prepared to provide 85 per cent of the required funding to revive the railway industry, through a loan to the Jamaica Railway Corporation, which would be guaranteed by the Government of Jamaica.“The project has to have the capacity to repay the US$354 million it is estimated to cost; the Government of Jamaica will retain ownership of its assets in respect of the JRC, while all the operating costs are to be met by the operators, who will be expected to provide the remaining 15 per cent of the overall funding as equity,” Mr. Henry said.The Minister was making his contribution to the 2008/09 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 28.Mr. Henry pointed out that the Chinese proposal is the route being taken and it is now a “done deal,” with the Ministry and the government looking forward to bringing back the buzz which once dotted the geographical network, which was covered by the passenger rail service.Rural agriculture, cottage industries, heritage tourism and excursions, including school tours are projected to be among the main beneficiary activities from the reintroduction of the passenger rail service.“This is akin to what’s happening in many other parts of the world, where various countries are investing heavily in railways, because of the recognised potential of rail services to contribute to national economic development,” Mr. Henry said.Colombia, China, India, the Philippines, Mozambique, Ghana, Brazil, and Trinidad and Tobago are among the countries which are investing in rail transportation. RelatedRail Service to be Revived RelatedRail Service to be Revived RelatedRail Service to be Revivedcenter_img Advertisements Rail Service to be Revived UncategorizedMay 30, 2008last_img read more

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Council projects full steam ahead

first_imgCouncil projects full steam ahead Griffith is booming, according to Griffith Mayor John Dal Broi who said Council is currently progressing with more than $70M in infrastructure projects across the Local Government Area.“You don’t have to look far to see a Council project – from the Southern Industrial Link Road, footpath construction in the villages, the Regional Sports Precinct, right through to affordable housing and the community centre – this Council is working hard to deliver essential services to our community,” said Councillor Dal Broi.“It has been an extremely busy year for Council staff and it certainly doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon with 2021 filled with ongoing and new projects.“It is certainly a great time to live, work and play in Griffith!” he added.Several projects are underway include:Griffith Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre – 50m PoolThe 50m pool construction is on schedule with the formwork and reo being installed for the tiered seating, north and south concourses. Concreting is to take place this week, including the third step to the tiered seating and two sections of the south concourse, the two sections of the east concourse and the two remaining south concourse sections and the last tiered seating step.Sunday will see the closure of the entire complex as contractors will be installing the main switchboard and gas meter change over. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.Westend StadiumThe design phase for the Stadium is nearing completion and the DA has been lodged. Council has completed the Expression of Interest process to identify a suitable pool of construction contractors who were invited to tender, with tenders opening earlier this month. Tenderers will be presented to Council in December/January 2021 and a contractor appointed, with construction expected to commence early 2021.It is anticipated the facility will be completed by the end of 2021.Yambil Street UpgradeStage 3 of the Yambil Street redevelopment is now underway in Griffith with B&C Plumbing being the successful Tenderer for Stages 3 and 4.As part of the Stage 3 works, Yambil Street between Ulong Street and Daines Street will be closed from Tuesday 1 December 2020 until September 2021. The northern side of Yambil Street (Cater & Blumer side) will be upgraded first and the southern side will be open for traffic for the first half of the upgrade.Community CentreThe construction of the new Community Centre is fully funded with the NSW Government funding $3.65M and Griffith City Council and Country Universities Centre – Western Riverina each contributing $440K, following years of lobbying by Griffith City Council and Griffith Community Centre Inc.Contractors are on-site installing storm water and plumbing works in the building pad before constructing the slab. It is anticipated that the project will be finalised by the end of July 2021, ready for occupation.General Manager Mr Brett Stonestreet said Council is committed to delivering the best possible outcomes for this community.“Staff are continually reviewing and assessing the needs of this community, and are actively seeking funding in order to deliver the services needed,” said Mr Stonestreet.“Through these projects we are not only able to improve the lives of our community, but drive jobs growth across the region – every project needs hands on deck and whether it’s contractors or Council staff, millions of dollars is being injected into the local economy.”You can keep up to date with all the latest Council projects on the website at www.griffith.nsw.gov.au /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:affordable housing, building, community, council, Economy, Government, Griffith, Griffith City Council, infrastructure, local council, Local Government, NSW, outcomes, project, southern, Ulong, websitelast_img read more

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Healthspring, Niramai collaborate to offer breast cancer screening

first_img breast cancer screeningDr Gautam SenDr. Geetha ManjunathHealthspringNiramai Health AnalytixThermalytix By EH News Bureau on December 28, 2020 Healthspring, Niramai collaborate to offer breast cancer screening Related Posts Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Read Article Cancer Care News The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Campaign with special offers on in-clinic screenings and community screenings in residential localities to be conducted in Mumbai first, followed by PuneHealthspring and Niramai Health Analytix will offer their screening solution Thermalytix for early detection of breast cancer. With the aim to increase awareness on the subject, this association will enable women to understand the importance of timely examination. This screening will be available at Healthspring’s primary care clinics in Mumbai and Pune for individuals and corporates.The collaboration with Healthspring will involve a promotion that has special offers on in-clinic screenings and community screenings in residential localities.  The campaign will be conducted in Mumbai first.Niramai’s proprietary solution ‘Thermalytix’ uses a high-resolution thermal sensing device and a cloud-hosted analytics solution for analysing thermal images using artificial intelligence and machine learning for reliable, early and accurate breast cancer screening. Recently Niramai launched a solution for screening COVID-19 symptoms using similar thermal-based technology. This screening tool that can be operated by a simple clinician has led to 10 US granted patents and won several prestigious awards.Commenting that cancer amongst women over 40 years of age is a common phenomenon Dr Gautam Sen, Chairman and Founder of Healthspring, said hoped that through this association, Healthspring looked forward to encouraging as many patients as possible to undertake timely examinations and suitable medical attention.Dr Geetha Manjunath, Founder & CEO, Niramai said, “Breast cancer is a condition that affects far too many women across the globe. Our goal is to educate and spread awareness amongst women about our pain-less, non-touch, radiation-free clinically approved screening services. We’re looking forward to working with Healthspring to benefit patients in urban and semi-urban areas.” Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Comments (0) MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Add Commentlast_img read more

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Mobile contributes 50% of Baidu’s Q1 revenue

first_img BaiduChinasearch engine Asia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 30 APR 2015 Tags HomeAsiaNews Mobile contributes 50% of Baidu’s Q1 revenue Chinese search engine giant Baidu reported slowing revenue growth in Q1, but mobile continued to gain momentum, contributing half of total revenue – up from 42 per cent in Q4.The company’s net income dropped 3.4 per cent from a year ago to CNY2.45 billion ($395 million) as overall expenses, including traffic acquisition and content costs, increased and revenue per customer fell sequentially. Its operating profit declined 9.2 per cent to CNY2.16 billion.Revenue expanded 34 per cent to CNY12.73 billion, which was a significant drop from 47.5 per cent growth in the previous quarter and 52 per cent in Q3.Baidu chairman and CEO Robin Li said the company is “redefining the search box by building an ecosystem to connect people with services and drive closed-loop transactions… We plan to fully exploit the huge growth potential ahead — in mobile marketing, online to offline, and key select verticals such as healthcare, education and financial services.”Online marketing revenue for the quarter rose 33.5 per cent to CNY12.52 billion from last year. Its active online marketing customers increased 17.5 per cent to 524,000 from a year ago but remained at the same level as Q4.Revenue per online marketing customer rose 13.9 per cent to CNY23,800 from a year ago but fell 9.8 per cent compared to Q4.Traffic acquisition costs accounted for 13.5 per cent of total revenues, up from 12.4 per cent a year ago. The company said the rise mainly reflects increased contribution of contextual ads. Content costs also increased to CNY608.4 million, representing 4.8 per cent of total revenue, compared to 4.1 per cent in the corresponding period in 2014 and 4.2 per cent in Q4.Selling, general and administrative expenses jumped 47 per cent to CNY2.957 billion, which Baidu credited to increased promotional spending for mobile products and services.Its guidance for Q2 forecasts revenue increasing 36.5 to 39.7 per cent (to CNY16.37 billion to CNY16.75 billion). Related Baidu bullish on earnings gainscenter_img Previous ArticleTaiwan’s 4G upstarts plan joint $65M network investmentNext ArticleBanks need to cash in on mobile corporate services — study Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Author China targets 33 apps for illegal data collection Joseph Waring China tightens app data collection ruleslast_img read more

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Sony sees mobile profit boost

first_img Sony KDDI leans heavily on Samsung in expanded 5G range Devices Steve Costello Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Tags Sony reported a bump in income for its mobile unit in the quarter to 31 December, although its focus on profitability has taken an anticipated toll on unit volumes.The unit reported a Q3 profit of JPY24.1 billion ($199.3 million), more than doubled from JPY10.4 billion in the prior year quarter, on revenue which decreased 14.7 per cent to JPY384.5 billion.The profitability gain was attributed to an improvement in product mix as a result of a shift to “high value-added models”, as well as reductions in costs.The company shipped 7.6 million units in the quarter, compared with 11.9 million in the prior-year quarter.For the full year, it has also trimmed its anticipated full year smartphone volumes to 25 million units, from an earlier forecast of 27 million – and compared with 39.1 million in the last full year.This has been accompanied by a JPY50 billion cut in the full year sales forecast for the division.On a group level, Sony reported a profit of JPY120.1 billion, up 33.5 per cent year-on-year, on revenue of JPY2.58 trillion, up 0.5 per cent.While it noted profitability increases in divisions including Pictures and Games & Network Services, it also saw a “significant deterioration” in its components business.The components weakness was down to “a significant decrease in sales of image sensors, reflecting a decrease in demand for mobile products, and a significant decrease in battery business sales”, with the unit also recording a JPY30.6 billion impairment charge. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 29 JAN 2016 center_img Sony optimistic of mobile gains Author Related Sony launches compact 5G Xperia Previous ArticleMobile drives Alibaba’s Q3 revenue gainsNext ArticleTeliaSonera slips to Q4 loss following writedowns HomeDevicesNews Sony sees mobile profit boostlast_img read more

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