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Hasnt been a stable momentHasnt been a stable moment


first_imgMumbai: Kalki Koechlin describes her decade-long journey in Bollywood as “mercurial”; navigating through ups and downs and looking for calm in the unstable industry. Having made her debut with Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D in 2009, the actor went on to star in several acclaimed films, from Shaitaan, Margarita With A Straw, Waiting to the recent Gully Boy. “These ten years have been mercurial, lots of ups and downs. I don’t think there has been a stable moment. It’s all or nothing. There were years I had five releases and there were years I had none,” Kalki said. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaThe actor says with time the mediums for an artiste have grown and she is making the most of it. “I’m now doing web, podcast, theatre and films. There seems to be a lot on the platter. At the end of the day, I am not so concerned about the medium. I’m concerned about the content and what kind of challenges I can bring for myself. “There’s so much stereotyping that happens that you’ve to really be like ‘ok, can I do this in a different way?'” Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod KhannaA part of the challenge was when she was offered the second season of Netflix India Original ‘Sacred Games’. The show came her way when she was going through some changes in her personal life and was in the middle of dubbing for one of her other web series. Having seen and liked the first season, directed by Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, Kalki felt “pressured” when she got an audition call. “I did the audition but didn’t get a callback for three weeks. I thought it’s gone, I didn’t get it. Then I got one call, saying one more audition. When you don’t get a call back, you’re like ‘hmm ok’ and then when you do, there’s no feedback as well,” she said. “They just want to see it again so you don’t know what that means. I wore a different saree for the second audition, I think that worked. It was one of those typical ashram saree, organic one and I think that did it,” Kalki further added. On the show, the 35-year-old actor will be seen playing Batya Abelman, an apprentice of Guruji, played by Pankaj Tripathi. To understand her character, Kalki had several rounds of discussions with Kashyap who directs portions featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Ganesh Gaitonde and Neeraj Ghaywan, who helms the present day track of Saif Ali Khan’s Sartaj Singh. But on set, Kalki observed her co-star Tripathi to pick up the nuances. “I was following Pankaj and he didn’t know. I used to literally copy his walk behind him, his gestures. Luckily when I was shooting that portion, I didn’t have much to do, I am just there in the background, so I used to watch him a lot.” “He tells all these stories so I used to listen to his stories and try to imbibe some of it. Batya is his apprentice also, so there was this need… I didn’t want to copy him but be completely influenced by him.” Kalki describes her character as someone who’s complicated, very sincere in her belief system but added “one can never escape their past”. The show starts streaming from August 15.last_img read more


FSJ Chamber starts information sharing for those effected by forestry closuresFSJ Chamber starts information sharing for those effected by forestry closures


first_imgIf you have questions, please contact the Chamber office at 250-785-6037 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. Chamber of Commerce has issued a special ‘Chamber Communicator’ to help assist members and businesses with information regarding the forestry sectors curtailments and closures.Through sharing information regarding funding opportunities, hiring opportunities and training opportunities the Chamber wants to be there to help.The Chamber shares, if you know someone who can benefit from the information to please share it.Northern Development announced the Forestry Affected Business (FAB) Consulting Rebate will reimburse small and medium-sized businesses for contracted consulting services. A rebate of up to 75 percent, to a maximum of $15,000, can be recovered for the cost of hiring a consultant to assist with business efforts.For more information; CLICK HERESupply Chain Connector is a search tool for industrial service and supply business in central and northern B.C. With easy access to a fully searchable database of businesses throughout the region.For more information; CLICK HEREWorkBC Fort St. John offers a wage subsidy program, self-employment services and employment skills workshops.For more information; CLICK HERE last_img read more


Navy introduces entrance test for officers’ entryNavy introduces entrance test for officers’ entry


first_imgNew Delhi: In a new, the Indian Navy has introduced INET (Indian Navy Entrance Test) for the selection of officers. As per the official release, the INET will be a new entrance scheme, for which graduates will be eligible.”The exam will be held along with the Combined Defence Services exam, University Entry Scheme and National Defence Academy and Naval Academy exam,” the release said. As per the release, two of these exams — Combined Defence Services exam, National Defence Academy and Naval Academy exams are conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), while UPSC conducts the written exam and interviews are conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB). Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghINET (officers) would be conducted twice a year from September this year, the release said. Induction of officers in various branches of the Indian Navy is also undertaken through direct entries. Through this process, candidates are shortlisted for the SSB interview on the basis of the scores obtained in the qualifying exam, JEE mains rank and written exam result. As per the release, under the new process, only one advertisement will be published every six months and applicants will need to exercise their option for entries that they wish to be considered for, on the basis of their educational qualification. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”Details of entries, age and educational qualifications are available on www.joinindiannavy.gov.in. Candidates are advised to register once on the website to fill in their personal, communication and educational particulars, as well as upload their supporting documents,” the release said. “Doing this before the application submission window opens, is advisable in order to save time. Eligible candidates will receive automated email alerts when the application submission window opens,” the release said. INET (officers) exam will have four sections — English, reasoning and numerical ability, general science and mathematical aptitude, and general knowledge. Candidates will need to pass in each section to be considered for SSB call up and candidates would be called up for SSB interview on the basis of their performance in INET (officers) and their entry preference, the release said.last_img read more


Haitian President launches fervent appeal at UN for an end to ageHaitian President launches fervent appeal at UN for an end to age


24 September 2010Haitian President René Préval used the podium of the General Assembly today to thank the world for all its aid after January’s devastating earthquake while at the same time calling on it to end the age of greed, dethrone the god of profit and help the poorest countries develop. If, despite important progress, the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) still have a long way to go if they are to achieve the targets of eliminating extreme poverty and hunger, maternal and child mortality, disease, and lack of education and health services by 2015, the fault lies with the developed countries for not living up to their commitments, Mr. Préval said.“What can one say of the trillions of dollars swallowed up over the past 10 years by wars as bloody as they were unjustified?” he asked. “What can one say of defence budgets that every year surpass by far what would be need to attain the MDGs?“What can one say of the incalculable wealth vaporized during the speculative stampede, in the arrogant supremacy of the virtual economy over the real one? Are going to carry on sacrificing the well-being and lives of millions of human beings, the future of our planet, to this culture of fear and greed?”The time has come to invent a new form of globalization founded on the simple notion of our common humanity, trust, cooperation and mutual respect, Mr. Préval said.“We must break urgently with that vision which sets profit up as a veritable divinity, which reduces citizens to simple consumers and our Earth to a colony devastated by our fault. Must the poor still pay for the squandering and unbridled appetites of their more fortunate kin? Must they give up a better life to feed the consumer frenzy of the so-called developed countries?” he declared.“The only hope that is left is that of a renewed humanism, lucid, encompassing all that lives and the environment on which we depend and for which we are simultaneously responsible.” read more


Annan inaugurates UNs strengthened Human Rights Council with appeal for new eraAnnan inaugurates UNs strengthened Human Rights Council with appeal for new era


“What must be apparent, above all, is a change in culture,” Mr. Annan told representatives from over 100 countries at the first meeting of the 47-member body in Geneva, appealing for an end to the confrontation and distrust that pervaded the now-replaced Human Rights Commission.“Never allow this Council to become caught up in political point-scoring or petty manoeuvre,” he entreated those present. “Think always of those whose rights are denied – whether those rights are civil and political, or economic, social and cultural; whether those people are perishing from brutal treatment by arbitrary rulers, or from ignorance, hunger and disease. “The truth is that those denials go together. All too often, it is those who seek to improve the welfare of their communities who become the victims of oppression; and it is the lack of freedom and of legal safeguards that inhibits economic and social development,” he declared.The creation of the new Council was a major plank in Mr. Annan’s UN reform package “In Larger Freedom,” which he issued in March last year and which was later endorsed by the World Summit at UN Headquarters in New York in September.Although its final form does not contain all the elements Mr. Annan sought, it is regarded as a significant improvement on the Commission, with several features to make it stronger and more effective. These include its higher status as a subsidiary body of the General Assembly, its increased number of meetings throughout the year and an examination of the human rights records of its own members.“It is hardly an exaggeration to say that the eyes of the world – especially the eyes of those whose human rights are denied, threatened or infringed – are turned towards this chamber and this Council,” Mr. Annan said today.He noted that in his report he had stressed that human rights form the third of the three pillars, with economic and social development and peace and security, on which all UN work must be based. “I argued that these three are interlinked and mutually reinforcing, and are the pre-requisites for our collective well-being. No society can develop without peace and security,” he said. “No State can be secure if its people are condemned to poverty without hope. And no nation can be secure or prosperous for long, if the basic rights of its citizens are not protected.“In short, lack of respect for human rights and human dignity is the fundamental reason why the peace of the world today is so precarious, and why prosperity is so unequally shared,” he added. Mr. Annan held out the prospect of even greater enhancement of the Council, noting that at the moment it is a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly, pending a review within five years.“I venture to hope – and I suggest it should be your ambition – that within five years your work will have so clearly established the Human Rights Council’s authority that there will be a general will to amend the Charter, and to elevate it to the status of a Principal Organ of the United Nations,” he declared. He stressed that although human rights are an inherently sensitive topic, that does not mean they are inherently intrusive, or antithetical to State interests. “Nor should we accept the widely parroted notion that there is a built-in tension, or a necessary trade-off, between freedom and security, he said.“This Council represents a great new chance for the United Nations, and for humanity, to renew the struggle for human rights,” he concluded. “I implore you, do not let the opportunity be squandered.”In an opening address, General Assembly President Jan Eliasson urged Member States to continue working in a spirit of compromise and responsibility. “Now you have to show determination and courage to translate intentions and words to the changing of realities and taking action,” he said. “This requires from all of us statesmanship and preparedness not only to examine each other but also to examine ourselves.”UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour called on members to look beyond national interests. “Through its deliberations, the Council should search for, articulate and implement a broad concept of universality of rights and freedoms, designed to reflect first and foremost individual human dignity, rather than cater to the narrow pursuit of national self-interest and regional factionalism.” Luis Alfonso de Alba of Mexico was elected as Council President. “We are at a crossroads of an historic nature,” he told the session. “We can and should contribute to improve the respect of human rights all around the world, and at the same time, we can and should contribute to the reform and strengthening of the multilateral system.”The Council also elected four Vice-Presidents: Tomas Husak (Czech Republic) (Eastern European group), Mohammed Loulichki (Morocco) (African group), Blaise Godet (Switzerland) (Western Europe and Others Group) and Musa Burayzat (Jordan) (Asian group), who will assume the role of rapporteur. read more


Brock prof says private sector weed sales wouldnt be a bad thingBrock prof says private sector weed sales wouldnt be a bad thing


A change in how Ontario sells legal cannabis could be a good thing in the fight against illicit marijuana sales, according to a Brock University business professor.Michael Armstrong, Associate Professor in Brock’s Goodman School of Business, points out that the change from public to private retailers selling legal cannabis is still a rumour, but a plausible one at this point.“Opening Ontario cannabis retailing in part or in whole to the private sector would greatly improve the ability of legal cannabis to compete here with illicit weed,” says Armstrong, who has written opinion columns on the subject and is available for interviews today, Friday, July 27. “It would also offer consumers the most convenience.”But Armstrong says he’s not sure Ontario could have the regulations or enforcement apparatus set up in time for the Oct. 17 legalization date for cannabis in Canada.“Given the late stage we’re at, the best approach would be to allow licensed cannabis growers to open ‘greenhouse outlet’ stores at each of their production sites. Such growers have already been vetted by Health Canada and clearly would know their products well. Other retailers could be added at a later date,” Armstrong says, adding that Ontario appears to be one of the least prepared provinces for the upcoming legalization.He says the planned count of 40 retail stores across the province for 2018 and 150 by 2020 is insufficient to compete with the black market at serving Ontario’s large population. read more


Football No 4 Ohio State comes back defeats No 9 Penn StateFootball No 4 Ohio State comes back defeats No 9 Penn State


Ohio State redshirt sophomore running back J.K. Dobbins heads to the end zone on a 26-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter against Penn State on Sept. 29. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorDwayne Haskins has had big moments in his Ohio State career. He came into the Michigan game after J.T. Barrett suffered an injury, leading the Buckeyes to a 31-20 victory. He went to Arlington, Texas and defeated then-No. 15 TCU 40-28.However, this game, this atmosphere against No. 9 Penn State was the redshirt sophomore quarterback’s chance to firmly define himself as a starting quarterback at Ohio State. And that’s exactly what he did, leading the No. 4 Buckeyes (5-0, 2-0) to a 27-26 victory over No. 9 Penn State (4-1, 1-1) Down 26-14 with eight minutes to go in the fourth quarter, Haskins began to slowly chip away Penn State’s lead. In what began what head coach Urban Meyer called “one of the great drives in Ohio State history, Haskins completed a 5-yard pass to senior wide receiver C.J. Saunders. He completed an 8-yard pass to junior wide receiver Austin Mack. After an incompletion by Haskins, the opportunity came. Haskins navigated the pocket, waiting for a receiver to get open. He found junior wide receiver Binjimen Victor on a dig route. Overthrowing him, Victor fought for the ball, bringing down the reception and shaking off the tackle at the same time.“Somebody was in my face and all I saw was green grass and i just took off,” Victor said.Victor weaved his way past Penn State defenders to score a 47-yard touchdown.Haskins was not done. In the next drive, after getting to the Penn State 24-yard line on seven plays, Haskins threw the go-ahead touchdown, a screen pass to redshirt junior receiver K.J. Hill for a 24-yard score. With a 12-point deficit to overcome, Haskins said he lives for the opportunities to succeed in those situations.“Every opportunity we get on the field, it’s good, the opportunity to go win a game,” Haskins said. “It was tough one, but we wanted it tough. It was good.”With the win, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer continued his streak of winning every game that the Buckeyes played against a ranked opponent in a true road game. For many, the game did not turn out like it was expected to. With the two top scoring offenses in the country facing off, the Buckeyes and the Nittany Lions scored seven touchdowns combined, converting on seven of 33 third-down attempts. After Ohio State allowed Penn State to record 36 yards on 12 plays to start the second half, McSorley took over in the fourth quarter. McSorley ended the day with 461 all-purpose yards, breaking Christian Hackenberg’s record for most yards by any player in Penn State history.Meyer said one of the keys to the second half, at the very end, was bringing down McSorley because, for the majority of the game, he had been “running all over” the Ohio State defense.Even with the one-point victory, the Ohio State offense did not meet its expectations in the first half. The Buckeyes recorded 93 yards on 30 plays with only four first downs in the first half. Haskins ended the first half completing seven of 16 pass attempts for 62 yards, throwing a touchdown and an interception, his second of the season. Ohio State’s only score of the first half was an opportunity created by the defense. On the first play of Penn State’s ninth drive of the game, redshirt sophomore linebacker Tuf Borland tackled Penn State junior running back Miles Sanders at the line of scrimmage, forcing him to fumble. After the recovery by redshirt junior defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State took advantage of the opportunity given, scoring on a 26-yard screen pass by Haskins to sophomore running back J.K. Dobbins. While the Nittany Lions struggled in the third quarter much like the Buckeyes did in the first half, Haskins mustered up just enough offensive momentum for Ohio State to take the lead. In the first drive of the second half, the redshirt sophomore quarterback led the Buckeyes on a methodical 13-play, 75-yard drive, ending in Dobbins’ second touchdown of the day on a 4-yard rush. Even with momentum-building moments on offense, a 51-yard run by McSorley and a 31-yard circus catch by redshirt junior wide receiver Juwan Johnson, Penn State could not cash in on its early offensive success. That is, until the middle of the second quarter. McSorley stepped back, no intention on leaving the pocket, looking to throw. He saw redshirt freshman wide receiver K.J. Hamler open on a slant route in the middle. The quarterback fired. Hamler caught the pass with ease, beating sophomore safety Isaiah Pryor in the open field for the first touchdown of the game, a 93-yard play that tied for the longest play against Ohio State in program history. Before that, the Ohio State defense forced three field goal attempts, two of which were made by Penn State freshman kicker Jake Pinegar.With a history of comeback games against Penn State,  Meyer did not respond on whether or not this game, a 12-point comeback win over a top-10 opponent was more emotionally taxing than other wins.“It’s great,” Meyer said. “It’s great when you win.”No. 4 Ohio State will bring its five-game winning streak back to Columbus to face Indiana on Oct. 6 at 4 p.m.Updated at 1:15 a.m. with quotes from Urban Meyer and players. read more


AP1 la montre concept dHondaAP1 la montre concept dHonda


first_imgAP1: la montre concept d’HondaHonda a dessiné une montre design rappelant le dispositif de démarrage de l’automobile S 2000 !La fabricant Honda, basé au Japon, ne s’illustre pas seulement dans l’automobile. Il le prouve chaque année en dévoilant une nouvelle génération de son robot Asimo. A nouveau, Honda fait preuve d’une polyvalence qui lui permet de proposé une montre (concept) du plus bel effet : l’AP1.À lire aussiBooster Ball : le parapluie qui recharge votre smartphoneCelle-ci rend hommage à la touche start qui permettait de démarrer la S2000. La montre reprend la forme de ce bouton, ce que les nostalgiques apprécieront, tout en créant un modèle très original.La montre affiche l’heure et la date, elle fait office de réveil et possède une fonction chronomètre. Ce ne serait peut-être pas suffisant pour James Bond mais il y a là de quoi séduire le commun des mortels… et les passionnés d’automobiles ! Le 20 novembre 2011 à 17:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Ash visits the tropics in the new Pokémon Sun and Moon animeAsh visits the tropics in the new Pokémon Sun and Moon anime


first_imgThe upcoming release of the much hyped Pokémon Sun and Moon game, along with the cast of new Pokémon, welcomes its very own tie-in anime series in November.We get to see the return of Ash Ketchum (Satoshi in the original Japanese version) and his best buddy Pikachu as he travels to the Alola islands to finally… go to school! That’s right! This class-ditching young hero must have been spotted by anime-child services and is finally going to be forced to study up. Maybe he has to learn how to do rudimentary algebra before travelling the rest of the world, who knows! Though, we suspect he will attend classes regularly as much as, say, the students in Naruto or Hogwarts actually do. Ash has his eye on graduation from the Alola school, as well as challenging the Melemele Island Guardian, Tapu Koko.Elements of the anime were revealed in the Japanese magazine CoroCoro Comic‘s October issue recently, showing some of the new creatures we’ll meet in the new series. All photos below from Twitter user pKjd.New characters! New Pokémon! New school! A Z-ring appears to power up Pikachu!We also get to see Rockruff’s evolution form, Lugarugan! So fluffy! The page mentions its form evolution form will change depending on whether it’s night or daytime. Above is its daytime transformation.Here is Lugarugan’s night evolution. Creepy AF.Two new Ultra Beasts introduced in the magazine are Expansion (the red beetle one), Beauty (pretty white bug lady), and a mysterious jellyfish with five questions marks for a name. Hmm!?!There are currently no announcements about the localization of Sun and Moon‘s anime to English-language. However, with the obvious popularity of Pokémon all of over the world right now, and the presence of the various Pokémon anime all over Cartoon Network, Netflix ,and Hulu, we’re sure it’s only a matter of time.The Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games will be released in Japan and North America on November 18th, and in Europe on November 23 or this year, with the anime slated to be released at about the same time.last_img read more


Andrew Gutman agrees to join CelticAndrew Gutman agrees to join Celtic


first_imgCeltic Football Club have agreed a deal to sign Andrew Gutman from Major League Soccer (MLS) side, Chicago Fire.Fire’s general manager Nelson Rodriguez confirmed that the 22-year-old turned down the offer of a new contract with the club in favour of joining Brendan Rodgers’ side.Gutman had a trial in Scotland with Rangers in December, but has opted to play join Old Firm rivals Celtic instead.Rodriguez said, as quoted by Sky Sports:Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“Andrew was offered a contract but chose not to accept it. Instead he decided to go with the offer from Celtic, so good luck to him.”Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed his interest in signing the American left-back last week during the club’s winter training camp in Dubai.The Scottish champions have been busy in the transfer market, signing forward Vakoun Issouf Bayo, winger Oliver Burke, and striker Timothy Weah during the January window.Gutman played college football for Indiana University where he was awarded the prestigious 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy, before joining Chicago Fire.last_img read more


New Magazine Tries to Recapture FlairNew Magazine Tries to Recapture Flair


first_imgSherman has attempted to replicate some of Flair’s foldouts and special inserts with Vintage, whose premiere issue features pages cut to resemble album covers, a flipbook-style pictorial history of hairstyles through the years and fold-out photos, among others. The magazine mixes fonts, textures, photos and illustrations to cover topics including art, music, fashion, food and travel.The magazine was financed privately and is owned by Vintage Magazine Ltd. Sherman declined to say how much it cost to produce the magazine.The launch issue, which took roughly six months to produce, doesn’t feature any advertisements. “Vintage Magazine does not have a traditional business plan,” said Sherman. “I am following the energized conversations now taking place—such as Samir Husni’s think tank on magazines.” The magazine is available by subscription-only at vintagezine.com. Each issue costs $20 while a year sub (two issues) costs $32. A two-year subscription costs $60.Why did Sherman produce such an extravagant print product when the print magazine industry is in such a state of turmoil? “My tendency is to step toward a problem in order to assess and assist,” Sherman said. “In the case of print magazines, I find this a particularly exciting time; all eyes are focused on the medium. What better time to make a statement? It is time to show what print can do.” This isn’t your typical print launch.Inspired by Fleur Cowles’ Flair magazine—which published between 1950 and 1951—Ivy Baer Sherman is launching Vintage Magazine, a twice-yearly publication she says celebrates “classic culture and the pleasures of print.”Sherman, a first time publisher and editor, most recently served as director of publications at Manhattan’s Friends Seminary. She said she fell in love with Flair in 2003 when she attended an exhibit dedicated to the magazine at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery. “The distinguishing feature of a Flair cover was a die cut, which offered an artful glimpse onto the world within,” she told FOLIO:. “Turning the cover revealed further delights–foldouts and fabulous illustrations.”last_img read more


Magazine Audience Sizes FlattoGrowing Per GfK MRI NumbersMagazine Audience Sizes FlattoGrowing Per GfK MRI Numbers


first_imgWhen comparing fall 2012 to spring 2013, the number of publications losing 5 percent or more increased slightly, with 32 publications reporting a decrease in audience. About 23 publications saw declines from 5 to 10 percent, with 9 losing 10 percent or more.The biggest loser for this period was also Meredith’s FamilyFun, which saw a decline of 16.85 percent when comparing fall 2012 and spring 2013. The second largest loss came from North American Fisherman with a decrease of 15.51 percent, followed by Source Interlink Media’s Street Rodder magazine with a drop of 13.11 percent. AMI’s Star also reported a loss when comparing fall to spring, dropping by 12.18 percent. Though there were several titles with losses, many magazines also posted gains in the short term, with about 16 titles growing audience by more than 10 percent. Diabetes Forecast reported the largest short-term increase with a gain of 32.23 percent, followed by Psychology Today with an increase of 23.03 percent. Yoga Journal also saw a jump of 20.50 percent, while United Hemispheres magazine saw its audience increase by 20.36 percent. Rounding out the top five biggest gainers when comparing fall 2012 with spring 2013 was Condé Nast’s Teen Vogue, which grew by 19.41 percent.Digital Audience ImpactsThough the number of magazines with growing print audiences is on the rise, the combined digital (excluding Web traffic) and print audience is giving boosts to publishers. When including print and digital audiences in the spring 2012 to 2013 comparisons, 39 publications saw audience gains between 5 and 10 percent, with 42 seeing gains of 10 percent of more. Nine publications reported audience increases of 20 percent or more when including digital figures, including:Digital gave Yoga Journal a 36.59 percent increase in audiencePsychology Today grew its audience by 36.03 percent when including digital Veranda’s audience grew by 33.15 percent when including digital figuresMother Earth News saw its audience increase by 27.65 percentCostal Living magazine’s combined audience gave it a 27.07 percent bumpUnited Hemisphere saw its audience increase by 24.93 percentLife & Style Weekly saw an increase of 23.22 percentThe Atlantic grew its audience by 21.71 percent when including print and digitalHandy saw its total audience increase by 20.39 percent when including digital figuresWhile 81 of the 181 publications surveyed saw increases when combining print and digital audiences, about 15 publications saw declines of 5 to 10 percent when looking at both segments, with 12 seeing declines of 10 percent or more. The biggest loser was again FamilyFun magazine, which reported a 22.51 percent loss when looking at the combined audience year-over-year. Inc. also reported a drop of 21.20 percent even with the combined audience and PCWorld saw a drop of 20.37 percent. Stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, follow us on Facebook & Twitter!__________________________________________________________*Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Bauer Publishing publishes Star magazine. It is published by American Media Inc. More on this topic GfK MRI: Over 40 Percent of Magazines Have Concurrent Print, Digital Growth AAM: Newsstand a Drag on Circ as Digital Rises (Continued) AAM: Newsstand a Drag On Circ as Digital Rises (UPDATED) News Magazines Resist Print Declines; Digital Subscriptions Show Growth Digital Accounts for 21 Percent of BPA Members’ Circulation Audited Consumer Magazine Circ Flat in First Half 2013Just In TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQPowered by Print reading audiences are on the rise, according to spring 2013 data released this week by measurement firm GfK MRI. Of the 181 titles surveyed, about 42 percent or 76 titles saw print audience size increase by 5 percent or more from spring 2012 to spring 2013.About 35 publications saw audiences grow from 5 to 10 percent, while 41 saw gains of 10 percent or more. In all, 11 titles grew audience by more than 20 percent year-over-year, including:Diabetes Forecast saw an increase of 48.73 percentVeranda saw its audience increase by 32.52 percentYoga Journal saw a gain of 31.18 percentMother Earth News reported an increase of 27.72 percentCostal Living saw a jump of 26.95 percent Food Network Magazine grew its audience by 25.56 percentDiabetic Cooking saw an increase of 25.04 percentUnited Hemispheres grew by 24.93 percentElle Decor reported a gain of 23.92 percentLife & Style Weekly saw a jump of 23.22 percentWhile these publications reported gains when comparing spring 2012 to spring 2013, several also saw declines. About 15 publications reported losses between 5 percent and 10 percent, with 12 losing 10 percent or more. The biggest loser was Meredith’s FamilyFun magazine, which reported a drop of 23.28 percent, while Mansueto Ventures’ Inc. saw a drop of 21.52 percent. IDG’s PCWorld magazine saw a drop of 21.25 percent, and American Media Inc.’s* Star magazine also reported a double-digit loss of 16.50 percent. last_img read more


POLICE LOG for November 10 Counterfeit Cash Solicitor Opens Front Door GoodPOLICE LOG for November 10 Counterfeit Cash Solicitor Opens Front Door Good


first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, November 10, 2018:A Ford Taurus struck a mailbox on Chestnut Street and continued on. Police eventually spoke with operator and brought them back to Chestnut Street. Police spoke with both parties and an amount of $100 in restitution was agreed upon. (9:15am)A caller reported he was sleeping and woken by a male knocking on his door. Male then proceeded to open the door and stick his head inside. When the resident said something, the male closed the door and left. Caller also found solicitor packet as his door, unsure if related. Police spoke with caller in person. Aqualights US dropped off a survey and sample. Police attempted to locate solicitor in area, but were unsuccessful. (9:43am)The POW flag fell off the flag pole at the Wildwood Cemetery. Before police arrived, a good samaritan had already begun replacing it. (12:14pm)GameStop employee reported a woman wearing uggs and yoga pants came into the store and tried to use $600 in fraudulent cash. (2:09pm)Police received two consecutive 911 hangups. Upon callback, police spoke to the homeowner, who claimed it was his 10-year-old son making the calls. Police spoke with the son and advised him to properly use 911. (4:47pm)Flag pole snapped at Senior Center and flag got caught in a tree. (5:26pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 21: Driver Issued Summons; Solicitors Going Door To Door Without Required PermitIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 3: Driveway Paving Solicitors; Skate Park Tagged; WPD Assist With Pick-Up At SchoolsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 11: Incidents Not What They Seem; Marijuana Confiscated From Vehicle; Missing Woman FoundIn “Police Log”last_img read more


Samsungs Galaxy Note 10 is ditching the microSD card Heres whySamsungs Galaxy Note 10 is ditching the microSD card Heres why


first_img 62 Photos Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review • Note 10 launch could still give Note 9 sales a jolt Verizon Wireless Galaxy Note and Note 10 Plus are here to wow you Suzanne De Silva, head of mobile for Samsung Electronics America, told CNET that the decision stemmed from the trade-off of making the phone thinner but packing in a bigger battery.  Best Buy Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus look incredible Share your voice 11 $999 Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (128GB, ocean blue) $799 Samsung $799 10:55 Originally published Aug. 7, 1:30 p.m. PT. Correction, 8:12 p.m.: This story originally misstated that the Note 10 battery is bigger than the Note 9’s. It is in fact smaller. See It Samsung Event See It Comments CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Sprint Phones Now playing: Watch this: Preview • Four days with the Galaxy Note 9: Here’s the good and bad so far The microSD slot, shown here on the Galaxy Note 9, will be present on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 Plus but not on the regular Note 10.  Angela Lang/CNET The headphone jack isn’t the only thing going away on the new Galaxy Note 10. The smaller of Samsung’s two new Note 10 phones is also losing another once-proud feature, the microSD card slot. Samsung isn’t getting rid of the microSD card slot entirely, mind you. The pricier, larger 6.8-inch Note 10 Plus will still have support for expandable storage. But on the 6.3-inch, more compact Note 10 version of the phone you’ll have to be content with 256GB of built-in storage.  See It Compared with last year’s 6.4-inch Note 9, the new Note 10 is indeed thinner and lighter, but its 3,500mAh battery is actually smaller than the Note 9’s 4,000mAh power source.  The removal of the microSD slot is a bit of a disappointment on a line of devices that have long been praised for not compromising. It wouldn’t, however, be the first time Samsung has removed the feature from a top-of-the-line phone. The Galaxy Fold, which is now due to arrive in September, similarly lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack and microSD card slot. $999 Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus: Samsung’s two new phones kill the headphone jack Samsung has a new insanely thin laptop Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G will cost $1,300 and start as a Verizon exclusive Everything unveiled at Samsung Unpacked Full coverage of Samsung’s event Tags Related Links See it News • Grab an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for $719last_img read more


BJP burns midnight oil to lure other party leadersBJP burns midnight oil to lure other party leaders


first_imgHyderabad: Little drops of water make a mighty ocean seems to be the agenda of the State BJP to strengthen the party across the the State ahead of the ensuing elections to 132 urban local bodies (ULBs) to take on the ruling TRS. According to sources, several leaders from the Congress, TDP and TRS are keeping in touch with the BJP leadership. But currently, the entire focus is on the second and third rung of leaders from the villages, mandal and districts. Also Read – Hyderabad: Cloth bags, anyone? Advertise With Us They include former and current village sarpanches, members of the MPTs and ZPTCs, members of the District Credit Cooperatives (DCCs), Market Yard Committees (MYCs), farmers’ organizations, SC, ST and Minority cells from other parties etc. Giving details of the party line, a senior party leader said: “How small a leader is important when he brings even one or two along with him into the party.” Also Read – Patancheru: Locals irked over overflowing nalas Advertise With Us As part of this line activity the party leaders have stepped up their activity resulting in more and more former sarpanches, ward members from the village panchayats and municipal bodies, MPTC and ZPTCs joining the party from Medak, Adilabad, Nizamabad, Nalgonda and other districts. Speaking to The Hans India, a senior party leader said, “The ruling TRS not only engineering defections of MLAs and MLCs from other parties, but its leaders also look for those who are influential before inviting them into the party at the local level. Advertise With Us Small-time or local leaders at the village and mandal levels are being treated as if they are nobody.” In turn, it is giving a big boost for the BJP to grow into unchartered areas. Further, there are 132 ULBs in the State. However, several of them are still more or less like rural areas. The party has garnered considerable support from the rural young voters in the age brackets of 18-26 in several districts. The State BJP has been proactive on the issues concerning the students, young and unemployed making them look toward the saffron party, he said. The party stand on issues like intermediate results fiasco has not only made it a friend to the young people but also going-to-be voters by 2023, he said. In regard to the leaders from TRS joining the BJP, the sources said “It is unlikely any of them joining ahead of the ULB elections. Because, it would alert the ruling party to re-engineer and re-configure its manoeuvres for the 2023 elections, as it has been doing by dolling out freebies. This time, the party does not want to give that opportunity to TRS chief.”last_img read more


Tradepoint Atlantic Looks to Bring Back Thousands of JobsTradepoint Atlantic Looks to Bring Back Thousands of Jobs


first_imgThe industrial development in eastern Baltimore County that was once home to Bethlehem Steel has been given new life. The 3,100 acre Tradepoint Atlantic site at Sparrows Point is projected to bring 17,000 direct and indirect jobs—plus 21,000 construction jobs–and around $3 billion in economic impact, according to a study by Sage Policy Group.Tradpoint Atlantic, an industrial development area located where Bethleham Steel once employed much of Baltimore, will boast thousands of jobs once fully operational. (Courtesy photo)The first ship to arrive at Tradepoint Atlantic will be coming from Pasha Automotive Services. It has yet to be scheduled for arrival, but officials say it could be a matter of weeks from now. Pasha will start out with 21 acres for their import auto operations, beginning with Fiat Chrysler, with the option to expand to 150 acres. The company will likely bring around 125 jobs to the site.There are currently around 690 people working on site at Sparrows Point including those with the Tradepoint Atlantic company, the current operations at the waterfront, current construction work and the environmental consultants working on the environmental remediation after 125 years of contamination brought on by the site’s former steel mill.“When we purchased the site in 2014 we prefunded $48 million and put it into a trust that would fund the cleanup of the site,” said Aaron Tomarchio, Tradepoint Atlantic’s vice president of corporate affairs. “The Sparrows Point that people have known will be a cleaner, greener facility than it has ever been in its entire lifetime.”“Every business coming to Tradepoint Atlantic brings jobs and economic opportunity back to the Point,” Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, told the AFRO. “By leveraging assets built to support global logistics, manufacturing, e-commerce and marine trade, Tradepoint Atlantic is propelling the next generation of jobs for Sparrows Point.”Under Armour announced its plans for a 1.3 million square foot ecommerce distribution facility in August, bringing between 1,000 and 1,500 jobs to their facility which is expected to open in summer 2018. FedEx Ground is in the process of completing construction on its facility and is expected to be operational by spring 2017, bringing in around 150 jobs.Fronda Cohen, director of the commission on arts and sciences for Baltimore County, said that while some of these jobs will be in manufacturing, the vision for Sparrows Point is more geared toward supply chain ventures with the goal of making the peninsula a “world-class global logistics center.”“Yes, sure there’s forklift operators, there’s truck drivers, those sort of classic jobs that come with that development, but increasingly [there are] the job skills that are needed in the new logistics for the 21st century,” Cohen said. “They can involve as much working a computer as working a forklift.”Baltimore County’s Department of Economic and Workforce Development put together a Sparrows Point workforce unit that has targeted training and retraining the people who worked at the steel mill before it closed down to help them return to the job pool.The team has also worked to partner with the Community College of Baltimore County to offer certification and associate’s degree programs for those interested in pursuing the new job opportunities on the way. They are also working with career advisors at high schools like Sparrows Point and Dundalk to highlight the types of job opportunities that are coming back.“It’s hard to quantify the value of a job to the family who’s impacted by it,” Cohen said, echoing the County Exec.’s sentiments. “[Kamenetz] truly has a commitment—his administration has a commitment—to be sure that those jobs are available and that prosperity is shared by everybody.”last_img read more


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first_img News | Information Technology | June 25, 2019 Barco Launches Smart Solution for Remote Radiology Reading Barco’s new remote radiology reading solution ensures dependable imaging when radiologists are working outside the ho read more News | PACS | May 22, 2019 Brazil’s Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow Santa Casa de Misericordia has selected Carestream to replace its legacy diagnostic workflow technology across all… read more February 19, 2015 — Calgary Scientific Inc. announced the release of ResolutionMD 5.0, which offers better access to health information, supports increased teamwork and enhances communication among practitioners and patients.The new software version enables practitioners to instantly access expertise via live consultations using Web or mobile devices. Reports can now be created using voice dictation to complete patient records immediately and the need to physically transfer images on CD is drastically reduced with new image exchange capability.There are many ways that healthcare enterprises can benefit from mobile access to expertise and images such as reimbursable telehealth programs. “The future of telemedicine will benefit greatly from technologies that simplify integration and help reduce costs such as ResolutionMD,” said Kyle Hall, telehealth coordinator at Nebraska Medicine. “Programs that include the use of mobile devices to communicate clinically relevant information among providers and their patients will ultimately improve patient care.”The enhanced ResolutionMD 5.0 now includes capabilities such as:Voice and video collaborationImage sharing between facilities and providersVoice dictation for simplified report creation from mobile and Web devicesIntegration to electronic medical record (EMR) systems by Epic, Cerner and Allscripts, providing a complete view of patient recordsXDS integration for greater accessibility and record sharing across or between healthcare enterprisesPrecision measurements on mobile devicesExtended non-DICOM support for increased access to any file type Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | June 04, 2019 Client Outlook’s eUnity Smartviewer Selected by Duke University Health System Client Outlook Inc. announced that Duke University Health System has implemented eUnity for enterprise viewing… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more News | PACS | June 07, 2019 PaxeraHealth Wins Four New PACS Projects in Chile Picture archiving and communication system/radiology information system (PACS/RIS) developer PaxeraHealth has won four… read more For more information: www.calgaryscientific.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | February 19, 2015 Calgary Scientific Launches ResolutionMD 5.0 Enhanced features include voice and video collaboration, integration to EMR systems Feature | Information Technology | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Mobile Device App Viewing in Radiology Mo… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more Related Content News | Ultrasound Imaging | May 22, 2019 Philips Lumify Earns U.S. Army Airworthiness Certification Philips announced that Philips Lumify, a point-of-care ultrasound device, has earned the U.S. Army Airworthiness… read more The Ambra Health mobile app provides medical image access across Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists’ 21 locations.last_img read more


IMS Announces Integration of Cloud Image Viewing Platform With Google CloudIMS Announces Integration of Cloud Image Viewing Platform With Google Cloud


first_img Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Archive Cloud Storage | December 20, 2018 IMS Announces Integration of Cloud Image Viewing Platform With Google Cloud IMS Cloud View users will now be able to connect directly to any Google Cloud account to access full fidelity medical images Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more center_img News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more December 20, 2018 — International Medical Solutions (IMS) recently announced it will provide Google Cloud account users with the ability to upload, manage, distribute, view, annotate, save, download and delete their medical images in a secure environment. Similar to Google Drive, the IMS Cloud View will connect directly to any Google Cloud account and enable users to access full fidelity medical images with no installation required. The underlying U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared imaging technology also allows medical professionals to engage in interactive, web-based reviews, on any device using full fidelity DICOM images.The IMS Web Viewer provides the secure distribution of full fidelity medical images and gives real-time access to multiple clinicians at the same time.IMS will continue to build on the capabilities it offers on Google Cloud Platform. Looking ahead, the company plans to optimize the global reach of Google Cloud Platform and expand its current serverless viewing technology in parallel with its artificial intelligence and machine learning initiatives.IMS provided a full functioning demonstration of its IMS Cloud View inside the Google Cloud booth at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, Nov. 25-30 in Chicago.For more information: www.imstsvc.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read morelast_img read more


SIA and CASSs partnership to help reduce carbon emissionsSIA and CASSs partnership to help reduce carbon emissions


first_imgSingapore Airlines (SIA), in partnership with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), has started operating a series of 12 ‘green package’ flights over a three-month period on its non-stop San Francisco-Singapore route. Featuring the use of sustainable biofuels, optimised flight operations and SIA’s latest fuel-efficient Airbus A350-900 has committed to the global effort to reduce international aviation emissions.“Singapore Airlines’ fleet is already among the most modern and fuel-efficient in the world. We now want to push ourselves further and are embarking on this initiative to help promote the use of sustainable biofuel in an operationally and commercially viable manner. This is in line with our long-term commitment to further reduce carbon emissions while improving the efficiency of our operations. This initiative is especially memorable as our first biofuel flight departed from San Francisco on 1 May, when Singapore Airlines celebrated its 70th anniversary,” said, Goh Choon Phong, CEO, Singapore Airlines.“CAAS is pleased to support and participate in this initiative. This is part of CAAS’ ongoing effort to develop new initiatives to achieve the sustainable growth of aviation. Collaboration is a key in this effort. CAAS is therefore committed to continuing our work with industry partners to advance and drive greater innovation on this front,” said, Kevin Shum, Director-General of CAAS.The ‘green package’ flights are the first in the world to combine the use of biofuels, fuel-efficient aircraft and optimised flight operations. CAAS is facilitating the use of these optimised flight operations and Air Traffic Management (ATM) best practices which reduce fuel burn and carbon emissions for the flights. The initiative supports the efforts under the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint (SSB) 2015 to develop Singapore as a Leading Green Economy.last_img read more


Financial Stability Oversight Council Too Big to Fail Existent or NonexistentFinancial Stability Oversight Council Too Big to Fail Existent or Nonexistent


first_img The question of whether “Too Big to Fail” still exists remains a hotly debated topic among lawmakers in Washington, and it was the prime topic of discussion on Tuesday at an oversight hearing for the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) in the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday.Eight of the FSOC’s 10 voting members testified at the hearing; among those that testified were Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry, and FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg.The FSOC, like the CFPB, was created as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. While supporters of Dodd-Frank claim that the controversial legislation put an end to the taxpayer-funded bailouts for institutions deemed “Too Big to Fail,” its opponents claim that the law actually codifies “Too Big to Fail” by giving the FSOC the authority to designate certain institutions as “systemically important.” The Council’s criteria for designating institutions as such as been another highly debated topic in Washington.“Of all of the Council’s activities, none generates more controversy than its designation of non-bank financial institutions as ‘systemically important financial institutions,’ or SIFIs. Designation anoints institutions as Too Big to Fail, meaning today’s SIFI designations are tomorrow’s taxpayer-funded bailouts,” said Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Chairman of the Committee. “Designation also ominously grants the Federal Reserve near de facto management authority over such institutions, thus allowing huge swaths of the economy to potentially be controlled by the federal government.”One non-bank institution designated by the FSOC as systemically important, MetLife Insurance, has sued to try to have that designation removed, claiming that the designation results in higher compliance costs which in turn lead to higher prices for their customers. Indeed, the Council’s independent insurance expert, Roy Woodall, Jr., testified at Tuesday’s hearing that the systemically important designation attached to insurance companies such as MetLife has the potential to lead to higher prices for consumers.“Designation anoints institutions as Too Big to Fail, meaning today’s SIFI designations are tomorrow’s taxpayer-funded bailouts.”Jeb HensarlingThe transparency of the FSOC was also called into question during the hearing; it was brought out that the Council’s meetings are mostly held in private and the publicly released minutes from those meetings do not contain much substantive information on what was discussed in those meetings. The Council also determined that the process for designating an organization as systemically important has been “marked by a striking lack of due process” and that organizations targeted by the FSOC for designation do not have access to materials the FSOC uses to make its determinations—and therefore they have limited opportunities to modify their activities in order to become less “systemically important.”The Committee also determined that the regulatory process is politicized because the FSOC’s authority is concentrated in the hands of its members—all of whom except one (Woodall) are heads of regulatory agencies, who have been appointed by the president. Such a structure “not only distorts the lines of accountability and expertise among regulators, it distorts the balance that exists within regulatory agencies and erodes their independence,” according to the Committee.Click on the Council member’s name below to read his or her opening remarks at the hearing. The two voting members not present at Tuesday’s hearing were Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.The Honorable Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange CommissionThe Honorable Timothy G. Massad, Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading CommissionThe Honorable S. Roy Woodall, Jr., Independent Member with Insurance Expertise, Financial Stability Oversight CouncilThe Honorable Debbie Matz, Chairwoman, National Credit Union AdministrationThe Honorable Melvin L. Watt, Director, Federal Housing Finance AgencyThe Honorable Martin J. Gruenberg, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance CorporationThe Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial ProtectionThe Honorable Thomas J. Curry, Comptroller of the Currency, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Financial Stability Oversight Council: ‘Too Big to Fail’ Existent or Nonexistent? December 8, 2015 545 Views Sharecenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 Financial Stability Oversight Council Too Big to Fail 2015-12-08 Seth Welbornlast_img read more