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NS Holds Second Responsible Gaming Awareness Week

first_imgN.S. GAMING CORP.–N.S. Holds Second Responsible Gaming AwarenessWeek Nova Scotians are being reminded to be responsible when playinggames of chance. Nova Scotia’s Responsible Gaming Awareness Week,Oct. 19-25, has the theme Know Your Limits, Play Responsibly, andits focus is to educate people and heighten awareness about theimportance of playing games of chance responsibly. The main message of this year’s Responsible Gaming Awareness Weekis, “Part of playing responsibly is knowing you can’t control thegame.” The concept of randomness and odds are very important forplayers to understand and remember when playing games of chance. Throughout the week, workshops will be held so gaming employeescan learn about initiatives in other jurisdictions. They willalso learn about common myths held by some players and creativeways to dispel them. There will also be general awareness activities for the publicsuch as mall displays, newspaper and cable TV guideadvertisements. Ticket and video lottery retailers will alsodistribute responsible gaming information to their customers. Responsible Gaming Awareness Week is a collaborative effort ofthe Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation, the Office of HealthPromotion, Atlantic Lottery Corporation, Casino Nova Scotia,ticket and video lottery retailers. Its purpose is to highlightthe importance of playing games of chance responsibly through acombination of awareness and educational activities.last_img read more

Flavoured ecigarettes trigger heart disease risk

first_imgThe flavours used in electronic cigarettes (e-cigarette), especially cinnamon and menthol, can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) when inhaled, says a study. The research team investigated the effect of the e-liquids on endothelial cells that line the interior of blood vessels. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found that endothelial cells exposed to the e-liquids or to blood collected from e-cigarette users shortly after vaping, exhibit significantly increased levels of molecules implicated in DNA damage and cell death. Also Read – Pollution makes you more aggressiveThe severity of the damage, aspects of which occur even in the absence of nicotine, varies among popular flavours, said the researchers, adding that cinnamon and menthol were found to be particularly harmful. “This study clearly shows that e-cigarettes are not a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes,” said Joseph Wu, Professor at Stanford University. For the study, the researchers investigated the effect of six different popular e-liquid flavours – fruit, tobacco, sweet tobacco with caramel and vanilla, sweet butterscotch, cinnamon and menthol – with varied nicotine levels on endothelial cells derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells or iPS cells. Also Read – Physical therapy better for low back pain”When we exposed the cells to six different flavours of e-liquid with varying levels of nicotine, we saw significant damage. The cells were less viable in culture, and they began to exhibit multiple symptoms of dysfunction,” Wu said. The researchers found that while several of the liquids were moderately toxic to the endothelial cells, the cinnamon- and menthol-flavoured e-liquids significantly decreased the viability of the cells in culture even in the absence of nicotine. “It’s important for e-cigarette users to realise that these chemicals are circulating within their bodies and affecting their vascular health,” Wu said.last_img read more

Human remains found near Whistler BC linked to missing Australian woman

first_imgWHISTLER, B.C. – RCMP say human remains linked to a missing Australian woman have been found near the resort town of Whistler, B.C.Police say in a news release that Alison Raspa was reported missing last November.Visitors to Alpha Lake Park called police on Friday to say they’d found what appeared to be human remains in the partially frozen lake.Mounties say the cause of death has not been confirmed, but it does not appear suspicious.Raspa’s family has been notified in Australia.The RCMP and the coroners service are investigating in an effort to determine the cause of death involving the woman who was last seen leaving a bar.last_img read more

Survey New York factories grow at slower pace in November

first_imgWASHINGTON – Manufacturing activity in New York expanded at a slower pace this month but remains at a healthy level.The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says its Empire State Manufacturing Survey slid to 19.4 in November from a three-year high 30.2 last month. But any reading over zero signals growth. New orders grew faster this month, though shipments and hiring expanded at a slower pace.Across the United States, factories are benefiting from a strengthening global economy and from a weaker dollar, which makes U.S. products cheaper in foreign markets.The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reported earlier this month that U.S. manufacturing has expanded for 14 straight months.The New York Fed’s report adds to evidence that the U.S. economy is healthy. Growth clocked in at a solid 3 per cent annual pace from July through September on top of a 3.1 per cent gain in the second quarter of the year. Unemployment has dropped to 4.1 per cent, close to a 17-year low.last_img read more

Highway maintenance workers reminding motorists to slow down in work zones

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Officials with highway maintenance contract firms in the Peace Region are reminding motorists to slow down and respect signs in work zones now that summer construction season has arrived.The Work Zone Safety Alliance says that between 2008 and 2017, 12 roadside workers were killed and 218 were injured and missed time from work as a result of being hit by a motor vehicle. To help keep roadside workers safe, the Alliance is launching the 2018 Cone Zone Campaign, an annual road safety awareness initiative to encourage safe driving behaviours around roadside workers.The Alliance says that safe driving behaviour helps to ensure that roadside workers such as first responders, road builders, municipal workers, landscapers, flag persons, tow truck operators and utility workers return home safe to their families. The organization has released a list of things that workers need drivers to do while travelling this summer:Pay attention to temporary road signs, traffic cones and directions given by a traffic control person.Leave your phone alone.Safely slow down before reaching a Cone Zone and obey the posted speed limit.Respect the roadside as a workplace.Reduce your speed when driving near work vehicles with flashing amber, red and blue lights. If the posted speed limit is greater than 80 km/h, slow to 70km/h. If the posted speed is less than 80 km/h, slow to 40 km/h. Drivers who fail to adjust their speed or who fail to move over may receive a $173 violation ticket and three penalty points.last_img read more

Morocco Extends Condolences To France Over Helicopter Crash In Argentina

Rabat – Moroccan foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar extended the Kingdom’s heartfelt condolences to French peer Laurent Fabius over the helicopter crash, on Monday in north-western Argentina, which claimed the lives of several French nationals including sports stars.On this occasion, Mezouar conveyed Morocco’s compassion and sympathy to the French government and people, as well as to the families of the victims who perished in this tragic accident.Eight French nationals, including three sports figures, died in the crash while shooting a reality show for TF1 TV channel. The two Argentinian pilots were also killed in this accident. read more

Cest la vie Canadian energy producer accepts French drilling ban with a

CALGARY — The traditional 20th anniversary present is china but Canada’s Vermilion Energy Inc. (TSX:VET) is getting quite a different gift for its second decade as a light oil producer in France: a divorce petition with an implementation date of 2040.France imports 99 per cent of the oil it consumes but the Calgary-based company produces three-quarters of the other one per cent. It thus stands to be more impacted than most by a draft climate change bill that could be law by year-end.The bill would make France the first country in the world to ban all domestic hydrocarbon production.In an interview at his downtown Calgary office, Vermilion CEO Tony Marino is taking the setback in stride, although the company produces about 11,400 barrels of oil per day in France, roughly 16 per cent of its overall output.It even held its investors’ meeting in Paris last spring to mark the 20th anniversary.“We would have preferred to have an open-ended industry with no long-term end point. Perhaps policy will change over the next 23 years,” he said diplomatically, adding the draft bill at least provides some “certainty” over the long term.“It isn’t something for us to get excited about.”Vermilion is an oddity in the Canadian oilpatch, a medium-sized company that produces 42 per cent of its oil and gas in Canada but gets the rest from onshore and offshore wells in Australia, Netherlands, France, Germany, Ireland and the United States. More recently, it has added exploration lands in Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia.The model has advantages in that oil and gas prices have generally been higher outside of North America in recent years.But there are negatives as well, such as delays in receiving drilling permits in the Netherlands this year that forced Vermilion to choke back its natural gas field development plans there.Greg Pardy, who covers the company for RBC Dominion Securities, said Vermilion’s “ace in the hole” is that it makes more money on an operating basis than its peers thanks to that exposure to European oil and natural gas prices.He added it has lower average debt-to-cash-flow ratios and, unlike many other Canadian energy companies, Vermilion has never cut its common share dividend.“Vermilion … chases conventional plays, with a focus on regional diversification and well workovers, optimizations, infill drilling and secondary recovery,” added TD Securities analyst Menno Hulshof. “This is not a crowded space and has served it well.”He praised the company’s skills at navigating jurisdictions with “nuanced” regulatory frameworks.Vermilion’s international reputation is being boosted by a deal through which it will replace supermajor Royal Dutch Shell as operator of the two-year-old Corrib natural gas project off Ireland’s northwest coast. The project accounts for 95 per cent of Ireland’s natural gas production and supplies 60 per cent of its demand, with the rest imported.In July, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board announced it would buy Shell’s 45-per-cent interest in Corrib for about $1.4 billion.Vermilion, partnering with the Toronto-based investment fund for the first time, would then buy a 1.5 per cent stake to add to its existing 18.5 per cent and take over as operator. Norway’s Statoil will continue to own the rest if the deal closes as expected early next year.Marino said the deal underlines basic philosophy espoused by Vermilion since it was founded in 1994, including feeling “more comfortable” when in control of decisions affecting costs and operating strategy at each of its far-flung assets.“We do feel we can do some very good technical work and put some more emphasis on these assets than the previous owners,” he said, adding Shell was motivated to sell to help pay for its US$53-billion acquisition of BG Group in 2016.“That’s been our way of adding value in places like France, Netherlands, Australia previously and, to some degree, I think it can be true in Ireland.”In Europe, working effectively means doing what you can to be part of a sustainable economy, said Marino, pointing out the company won an French environmental award in 2013 for its project to supply waste heat from oil operations to warm Bordeaux region tomato greenhouses.He said Vermilion is also working with partners to try to use heat from its operations in southern France for social housing. And it’s exploring plans in the Netherlands to repurpose wellbores near urban areas for geothermal heating of buildings.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter. read more

Government to provide safe sustainable livelihood for war affected women

The Government is committed to provide safe livelihood to war affected women, the Assistant Government Agent of Vavuniya T. Thireshkumar said.The United Nations Development Programme [UNDP] in Sri Lanka partnered with the Divisional Secretariat in Vavuniya to highlight the important role of women in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs] amongst youth, civil society and government partners. Speaking at the event, Thireshkumar stated that three decades of conflict in the country has resulted in a high number of women headed households in the region and therefore the role of women in achieving the SDGs cannot be ignored but instead there needs to be a more concerted effort. He also emphasized the Government’s commitment to provide safe and sustainable livelihoods for these women, recognizing their important role.Meanwhile, Uthayarajah highlighted the importance of creating awareness on the SDGs amongst the general public and other relevant stakeholders. Jorn Sorensen, also addressing the gathering at the event stated that, “women have a critical role to play in all of the SDGs, with many targets specifically recognizing women’s equality and empowerment as both the objective, and as part of the solution. Goal 5 is known as the stand-alone gender goal because it is dedicated to achieving these ends.”Further, Sorensen emphasized “that gender equality goes beyond the stand-alone goal and was a precondition to end poverty, build peaceful and resilient societies, and key to achieve sustainable human development.”Under UNDP’s flagship Programme, ‘Governance for Local Economic Development’, the European Union funded ‘Support to District Development Programme’ plays a pivotal role in creating spaces for women to take leadership roles and be active citizens within their communities by enhancing their technical and entrepreneurial skills. With over 60% of women benefitting under this Programme, UNDP recognizes the importance of women’s role in achieving sustainable human development.  In light of this, UNDP is proud to have partnered with the Divisional Secretariat of Vavuniya to conduct this public exhibition. (Colombo Gazette) Nearly 40 institutions representing these sectors came together for the 3 day exhibition titled, ‘Empowered Women for Sustainable Development,’ which was open to the public, the UNDP office in Colombo said today. The inauguration ceremony of the exhibition, attended by nearly 200 people, was presided by the Assistant Government Agent Vavuniya, Thireshkumar, Divisional Secretary Vavuniya, K. Uthayarajah and Country Director of UNDP Sri Lanka, Jorn Sorensen. read more

Maldives coast guard discovers capsized Sri Lankan fishing boat

The Maldives coast guard discovered a capsized Sri Lankan fishing boat in Maldivian waters, Avas Online reported.Maldives Coast guard spokesperson captain Ibrahim Azim said the fishing vessel was found 73 miles off the coast of Shaviyani Atoll around 1.15pm on Thursday. The coast guard was now trying to tow the vessel to Raa Atoll Maduvvaree island, Azim added.Several fishing vessels from both Sri Lanka and India were reportedly adrift in Maldivian waters following Ockhi cyclone late last year.

Falling crude oil prices to stay in focus on Toronto stock market

TORONTO – Oil prices will remain in focus this week as investors consider whether Canada’s main stock market could suffer the fallout of a further decline.Toronto’s S&P/TSX composite index dropped another 1.8 per cent last week, closing at 14,473 on Friday, as the price of crude settled at a five-year low.The January crude contract ended the week at US$65.84 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.“My sense is the markets are continuing to digest what oil prices mean for various equity markets and various currencies,” said David Wolf, a portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments.“We’ve seen a pretty saw-toothed pattern on the TSX.”Exactly how detrimental lower crude prices could be to Canada is still in question, as economists weigh both the positive and negative aspects of an industry that’s a large part of the economy.Crude prices have tumbled about 38 per cent since mid-summer on lower demand and a glut of supply, due in large measure to greatly increased production in the U.S. Midwest.Last week, a stronger U.S. dollar and the impact of Saudi Arabia reducing its January prices to U.S. and Asian customers last week further added to the weakness.“Oil production is four times more important to Canada than the U.S. economy,” wrote Bank of Montreal chief economist Doug Porter in a note.“We continue to believe that the rally in the (U.S.) dollar is in its early days, as the greenback often acts like an ocean liner — once it changes direction it tends to move one way for years, and it has turned for the good.”Meanwhile, U.S. retail sales, due Friday, are expected to rise 0.3 per cent for November as lower gas prices affect overall figures, even as shoppers flooded into stores on Black Friday.An RBC Capital Markets report suggests that falling gasoline prices are having a “non-trivial positive impact” on consumers, giving them an extra $36 billion in spending power during the fourth quarter compared to a year earlier.Traders will also be focused on the eurozone where last week European Central Bank president Mario Draghi hinted that the central bank is ready to back a big monetary stimulus early next year.“People may be starting to overdo it a little bit on the pessimism,” said Wolf, who is a former adviser to the Bank of Canada.“The ECB has already taken a number of measures which take quite a bit of time… to work their way through the system and through the economy.”In September, the ECB announced plans to buy covered bonds and other assets for two years to help stimulate the eurozone economy.Wolf said those efforts have already started to show.“You can already see the effect of those measures, with a pretty sharp drop in the euro over the past several months as well as significant decreases in term interest rates pretty much across the eurozone,” he said.“That’s not going to help the economy immediately but it will over time provide some boost.”Follow @dj_friend on Twitter. by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 7, 2014 8:00 am MDT Falling crude oil prices to stay in focus on Toronto stock market AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Derrick Rose Out For Season as Bulls Beat Sixers

For Chicago Bulls fans, it was the best of times and the worst of times after the Bulls opened the first round of the NBA playoffs with a 103-91 victory, only to lose superstar point guard Derrick Rose to a season ending knee injury in the 4th quarter.Rose, who has nursed countless injuries during this shortened season, missed 27 of the Bulls 66 games during the year. The league’s reigning Most Valuable Player looked as if he had returned to form, putting together an impressive statline of 23 points, 9 assists, and 9 rebounds before the scary injury.With the Bulls up 12, Rose attacked the rim and attempted to execute a hop step before firing up on of his patented floaters. Unfortunately for Rose—and Bulls fans across the country—the hop step will be the last move he makes on a court this season.Rose reached for his knee immediately, telling teammates that he heard his knee “pop.” Rose was rushed to a nearby hospital where he received a MRI, which brought news of his torn ACL.Once the swelling goes down Rose will undergo surgery to repair the ligament and begin the rehab process. Although the Bulls managed to hold off the Sixers, the team seemed distraught after the game.Forward Kyle Korver, whose facial expression looked straight out of a horror movie when the injury happened, told local reporters this was the “saddest win ever.”“We have to pick ourselves up,” he said. “We’ve played a lot of games this year without him. Maybe that was getting us ready for this.”Many people immediately questioned why Rose was even in the game with the Bulls up 12 and little time remaining. But even after the injury to his star player, head coach Tom Thibodeau refused to second-guess himself.“I don’t work backwards like you (reporters) do,” he said. “The score was going the other way. He has to play. He has to work on closing. Our team didn’t handle that part great. That’s what I was thinking.” read more

Chill wind for rail passengers as train fares to rise by an

first_imgFewer than half (47 per cent) of passengers are satisfied with the value for money of train tickets, according to Transport Focus.The Government uses the previous July’s Retail Prices Index measure of inflation to determine increases in regulated fares, which was 3.6 per cent.These are around half of all tickets and include season tickets on most commuter routes and some off-peak return tickets on long-distance journeys.Train operating companies set the prices of other tickets but are bound by competition rules. These fare increases are another twist of the economic knifeMick Cash, RMT union general secretary Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The RDG said more than 97p in every pound from fares goes back into improving and running the railway.Chief executive Paul Plummer noted that the Government controls increases to almost half of fares while the rest are “heavily influenced” by the payments train companies make as part of contracts to run franchises.He said: “Alongside investment from the public and private sectors, money from fares is underpinning the partnership railway’s long-term plan to change and improve.”It has been the policy of successive governments to reduce the funding of the railways by taxpayers and increase the relative contribution of passengers. Office of Rail and Road figures published in October showed that £4.2 billion of taxpayers’ cash went to the rail industry in 2016/17. Rail passengers will be hit by the largest fares hike in five years next month.Average ticket prices across Britain will go up by 3.4 per cent on January 2, industry body the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) said.It is the sharpest rise since 2013, when fares increased by 3.9 per cent.Passenger watchdog Transport Focus compared the news to “a chill wind” blowing down platforms as many passengers’ incomes are stagnating or falling.Chief executive Anthony Smith said: “While substantial, welcome investment in new trains and improved track and signals is continuing, passengers are still seeing the basic promises made by the rail industry broken on too many days.” “The private train companies are laughing all the way to the bank.” Taking inflation into account, this is down almost 13% on the previous year but more than twice as much as British Rail used to get before the rail network was privatised.The RDG highlighted that private investment in rail reached a record £925 million in 2016/17.How much will your train season ticket cost in the New Year?Here are 10 examples of rail fare rises. They compare the price of a 12-month season ticket bought today with one purchased from January 2 next year – and the difference in cost.It does not include the price paid if within-London travelcards are also purchased for Tube and bus journeys in the capital. One in nine trains (12 per cent) failed to meet the rail industry’s punctuality target in the past 12 months.That means they arrived at terminating stations more than five minutes late for commuter services or 10 minutes late for long-distance journeys.The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union described the fares announcement as “another kick in the teeth” for passengers.General secretary Mick Cash said: “For public sector workers and many others in our communities who have had their pay and benefits capped or frozen by this Government, these fare increases are another twist of the economic knife.last_img read more

Atlas Copco shows cabless fully autonomous Pit Viper 275 CA at MINExpo

first_imgKomatsu was not the only manufacturer displaying a large, cab-less machine last week at MINExpo. Under the theme of The Future of Mining is Now, Atlas Copco unveiled a fully autonomous and cab-less Pit Viper 275 blasthole drill. Known as the PV-275 CA (C=cab-less and A=autonomous) for now, the drill included the full suite of Atlas Copco products required to run an autonomous drill. The Atlas Copco Command Center found at the center of the booth displayed the office environment for running an autonomous drill fleet.While the PV-275 CA was designed and built as a concept for the show, it is fully operational and the technology on display is identical to the technology that Atlas Copco has been using for years on semi- and fully autonomous drills. The heart of the autonomous Pit Viper is the Rig Control System (RCS) launched first by Atlas Copco over a decade ago. This CAN-bus system provides the building blocks for a fully autonomous, and now cab-less Pit Viper.Semi and fully autonomous drills with the operator sitting remotely tend to have higher utilization than machines with operators in the cab. Seeing this, many customers have asked if a cab is necessary with an autonomous drill. As the Atlas Copco autonomous technology continues to demonstrate success and reliability the question becomes more relevant with the cab being used less. A cab-less drill also shows Atlas Copco’s clear commitment to the future of automation in blasthole drilling.So what’s really different on the PV-275 CA compared to the PV-275? In place of the cab is a terminal with an RCS display, controls, a stool, and a table. At some point during the drill’s life some troubleshooting or maintenance will require some operational control from the deck and this terminal accommodates those rare occasions. The PV-275 CA was designed to have as much commonality as the PV-275 as possible. The location of the terminal wiring makes it simple to select a cab or terminal without sacrificing lead time. This also demonstrates the ease of removing a cab in the field for those who want to transition their own PV-275 to cab-less, fully autonomous operation.A cabinet within a PV-275 cab houses several RCS components such as the GPS radios, safety system, network hardware, Common Communication Interface data platform (CCI), etc. In the PV-275 CA, these components have all now been moved to a ground level cabinet. The cabinet is lighted and easily accessible.The drill rig at MINExpo also showed other options that are available for the entire Pit Viper series of drills to enable automation.Safe to board systemHigh precision GPS systemSpinning lasers for obstacle detectionRF personnel detection system.last_img read more

8 things that youll recognise if youve ever worked weekends

first_img1. You’ve derived sick pleasure out of regularly saying “this is my Friday”Even if you’ve worked all weekend, there’s a certain feeling of delighted smugness that comes with breaking out this gem to a nine-to-fiver: Source: Shutterstock.com2. You’ve dreaded Bank HolidaysInstead of missing out on two weekend days, you’re probably working on the Monday and missing out on THREE instead.There’s also the little problem of shitehawks like this: Source: MeowgifsIf you’re working this weekend, you are definitely not alone. Soon though, it will be your will be with you through it all. God bless us, everyone.The 23 stages of the weekend everyone goes through>The Support Group for People Who Work on Bank Holidays> 3. You’ve felt irrational rage towards friendsBirthday parties, housewarming parties, any kind of parties… they’re always at the weekend, and you always have to work the next day. Source: Imgur4. You’ve started socialising exclusively with co-workersHey, their weekend is your weekend. Source: Someecards5. You’ve spent at least 3 Sundays hiding in the changing room of the shop you worked inBecause sometimes you just HAVE to go out on a Saturday night. Source: Tumblr6. You’ve experienced the joy of grocery shopping on a Tuesday morning Source: BlogSpot7. You’re familiar with something called ‘Sunday Fear Schadenfreude’While a lot of your friends are like this on a Sunday…center_img …. you’re more like this: Source: Tumblr8. You’ve wanted to do this to people who cheerfully proclaim “HAPPY FRIDAY!”last_img read more

Google lance une offre haut débit de 1 Go

first_imgGoogle lance une offre haut débit de 1 GoÉtats-Unis – Google prépare son lancement sur le marché des fournisseurs d’accès haut débit. Son effet d’annonce ne laisse pas insensible puisque le géant américain affirme monter un réseau d’une puissance d’un gigabit, soit dix fois plus rapide que les fibres optiques d’aujourd’hui.Après le marché des mobiles, Google se lance dans le haut débit. La firme américaine a annoncé travailler sur un projet de réseau d’une puissance allant jusqu’à 1 Go ! Ce projet très ambitieux n’est encore qu’au stade expérimental mais il a une capacité dix fois plus importante que les réseaux actuels utilisant la fibre optique. “Nous prévoyons de construire et tester un réseau large bande à ultra haut débit dans un petit nombre de lieux d’expérimentation aux États-Unis”, précisent Minnie Ingersoll et James Kelly, responsables produits et infrastructure chez Google. “Nous allons fournir des débits Internet 100 fois plus rapides que ceux dont la plupart des Américains disposent aujourd’hui avec des connections résidentielles en fibre optique à 1 gigabit par seconde. Nous avons l’intention d’offrir un service à un prix compétitif à au moins 50.000 foyers et possiblement, jusqu’à 500.000”.Cependant, même si nous avons une idée sur la puissance de ce réseau, aucun renseignement ne nous est parvenu sur les bénéficiaires prioritaires de cette innovation, ni sur son prix. Par exemple, l’opérateur Verizon propose aux Etats-Unis un accès Internet à 50 Mb/s pour 140 dollars par mois. “Notre objectif est d’expérimenter de nouvelles façons de rendre l’accès Internet meilleur et plus rapide pour tout le monde”, confirment les responsables du projet. Pour l’heure, aucune date n’a été indiquée quant aux avancées des travaux.Le 11 février 2010 à 12:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Northwest Pipes 2Q profit jumps to 56 million

first_imgVancouver-based Northwest Pipe Co. on Tuesday reported a second-quarter profit of $5.6 million, or 59 cents per diluted share. That compares with a profit of $3.6 million, or 38 cents per diluted share, for the April-to-June period in 2012.The company, which manufactures steel pipe primarily for drinking water systems, reported second-quarter net sales of $116.7 million. That’s down 10.9 percent from net sales of $131 million in the second quarter of 2012.“Based on current market conditions, we believe the third quarter will be our weakest quarter in 2013,” Scott Montross, president and CEO of Northwest Pipe, said in a news release. He said the company’s water transmission segment “will have significantly lower net sales and gross profit as indicated by the relatively low backlog at the end of the second quarter.”last_img read more