Current Trends And Future Prospects Of The Mobile App Market

first_img Related postsInclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources13th December 2019Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?12th December 2019Struggling To Get A Handle On Traffic Surges10th December 2019Building A CSS Layout: Live Stream With Rachel Andrew10th December 2019How To Design Profitable Sales Funnels On Mobile6th December 2019How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 2)5th December 2019 The mobile app market is growing faster than a beanstalk. The industry is huge and growing daily, and there is no end in sight. Expectedly, the mobile developer population has boomed, and the number of mobile apps in the market has hit new heights. The revenue generated by the global mobile app industry has skyrocketed.Hybrid monetization models, such as in-app ads and in-app purchases, are quickly gaining popularity in the business world. Most studies show that in-app advertising is set to be a key driver of mobile growth over the coming years (see Statista’s, IHS Markit’s and Forbes’s reports).The post Current Trends And Future Prospects Of The Mobile App Market appeared first on Smashing Magazine.From our sponsors: Current Trends And Future Prospects Of The Mobile App Market Current Trends And Future Prospects Of The Mobile App MarketYou are here: Posted on 20th February 2017Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeWeb DesignCurrent Trends And Future Prospects Of The Mobile App Marketlast_img read more

Mizzou art history professor “in shock” over Notre Dame fire

first_imgMizzou Art History Professor Anne Rudloff Stanton“It’s one of the primary historical structures in Paris and probably one of the three most famous churches in Europe,” she says. “It’s not just the building that is being lost. I’m reading the stain glass windows are gone. There might be some danger to a lot of the treasures that are held in the Treasury, which include old reliquaries, sculptures and many works of art. It’s a tragedy.”About 13 million people visit the Cathedral each year and mass was still being offered there on Sundays. Renovations were underway at the church.Rudloff Stanton, who has visited the Cathedral twice, recalls the smell of the building – the old stones, the centuries of incense from church services and sweat from summer visitors.“They provide a particular kind of perfume of the past when you’re inside,” she says.Rudloff Stanton remembers the relics of the Passion of Christ. The pieces were from the Crown of Thorns and the Holy Nails claimed to be from the crucifixion cross of Jesus. She says the relics had been brought into France by Louis IX in the 13th Century and were held at an important Medieval structure, called the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris.“Some of them are now in the Treasury at the Cathedral of Paris. I very much hope that they were not lost in this fire,” she says.The Cathedral was also damaged during the French Revolution in the early 19th century when Napoleon crowned himself Emperor at the Cathedral of Paris.“He cut this huge chunk out of one of the entryways so that everything would fit through that opening for his grand entry into the church,” she says.After Victor Hugo published The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Rudloff Stanton says the French began to consider the Cathedral as an important aspect of their cultural heritage.The Cathedral is one of the primary monuments in the development of French Gothic architecture. She explains the building’s pointed arches and flying buttresses inspired the design of several Midwestern churches.“There are a lot of buildings in a medieval and often a gothic style in Missouri in the late 19th and 20th centuries. There are structures in St. Louis,” she says. “For many Americans, particularly I think in the Midwest, the style of the great European churches built in the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries is really what a church looks like – the pointed arches, spires and things like that.”Rudloff Stanton says old European buildings are made of massive timber structures to support the roof and vaults. Former Deputy Director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety, Gregg Favre, explains why Medieval structure fires are tough to fight.The cause of Monday’s fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral is unknown. (Missourinet) The most-visited monument in Paris has been extensively damaged by fire – during the Notre Dame Cathedral’s busy Easter time tourist season. Mizzou art history professor Anne Rudloff Stanton says she’s in shock the 13th century landmark is gone.last_img read more

Cyclone Nilofar: IMD again lowers storm’s intensity, landfall in Gujarat tomorrow evening

first_imgNilofar, a cyclonic storm over the west-central Arabian Sea, is steadily moving towards the coast of Gujarat and the Karachi region of Pakistan. The storm is expected to make landfall around Naliya in north Gujarat tomorrow evening and cross the coast at over a speed of 60 kmph. There will be heavy rain in all districts of Saurashtra and Kutch and the sea off the Gujarat coast will be rough. People living in the impact area of the storm have been evacuated. The storm however is not as severe as Hudhud that slammed into Vizag on October 12, causing extensive damage. Here are the live updates on Cyclone Nilofar: 11 am: Cyclone intensity lowered againThe Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday morning again lowered the severity of the storm. Nilofar has now been categorised as a just a cyclonic storm. Till Wednesday, it was seen as a severe cyclonic storm.10.50 am: Landfall speed lowered Nilofar is now expected to hit the Gujarat coast at a maximum sustain surface wind speed of 60-80 kmph, unlike at over 120 kmph as predicted earlier.10.30 am: Storm centered 680 km from NaliyaNilofar, IMD says, was located 680 km southwest of Naliya and 700 km south-southwest of Karachi.10.25 am: Storm to weaken into depression on landfallIMD sasy Nilofar, currently a severe cyclonic storm gusting to 120 kmph, will weaken into a depression over northeast Arabian Sea off the Gujarat coast on October 31 evening.  10.15 am: People from 45 villages to be evacuated With the storm expected to damage mud houses, the Kutch administration has decided to evacuate people living 45 villages by tomorrow, said report on As many as 3,800 people have been asked to move to safer places and 450 mud houses have been vacated, said the report.advertisement10 am: Visit to Somnath Temple halted Gir Somnath district administration has appealed to people not to visit the Somnath Temple on Thursday and Friday due to approaching storm, said a report. Hotels there too have been asked stop bookings.9.55 am: Fishermen asked to stay ashoreFishermen have been asked by the IMD not to venture into the sea for the next two days.last_img read more

4 Reasons to Start Building a Team

first_imgA common freelance question – especially amongst freelancers who’ve been working for a while – is when to find help. Whether you’re considering a subcontractor, or finding a partner, it’s often hard to know if you’re “ready” for another player on your field.Below are 4 simple signs that you might be ready for help – in whatever form that takes!1. You’re consistently turning down work you’d like to takeIf you often find yourself reluctantly saying “no” to promising potential clients just because of logistical concerns, it might be time to find help.Maybe you need a real partner to split work with, or maybe you just need an assistant – someone who can handle minor tasks, and free you up to take on more high-level work.If you’re constantly kicking yourself for turning down great work (and no, that cruddy low-paying uninteresting gig doesn’t count) and your life COULD accommodate more gigs with a little assistance, it’s time to find a helper.2. You’d be able to land higher-level work with a collaboratorMaybe you’re a truly killer copywriter – but you find, time and again, that your clients also want someone who does graphics. Maybe you know your websites would do way better if they also had animation components.If enlisting an expert for select projects (or presenting yourself as part of a team) will help you to land even better, more lucrative gigs, it’s a great invitation to find a collaborator.Join the nation’s largest group representing the new workforce (it’s free!)Become a member3. Your business will run better with supportSometimes, you just need to outsource a particular portion of your work so the entire operation runs more smoothly. If you find that you’re spending lots of time doing stuff that doesn’t interest you (or which is exceptionally terrible for you) it may be time to hand that over to an expert.For instance, for years I did my own freelance taxes. I hated it, it made me super stressed-out, and I was remarkably inefficient about it. Then, one year, I decided to “gift” myself by handing the whole tax nightmare to an accountant.IT WAS A VERY GOOD DECISION. In one fell swoop, I eliminated a big stressor, made my work more enjoyable, and felt more confident about my taxes.4. You’re curious about collaborationFinally, if you’re interested in finding collaborators… you should probably just go ahead and try it.Listen, the nice thing about outsourcing work or finding a collaborator is that you often don’t have to commit long-term, upfront. You can try out a new partnership (or subcontractor, or assistant) for 1-2 projects, and see how it feels. It may not be quite right; good collaborations are more like good romantic partners than people realize, and chemistry can be a big factor.But it may be a great fit – and NOTHING is better than finding a trusted teammate to bounce ideas off of and work alongside. The MOST rewarding work I have ever done, particularly in creative work, has been formed in collaboration with others.Feeling curious? Go for it – get some help, seek out an expert, find a collaborator. It’s worth the hunt!Check out our Virtual Freelancer Teams Hive to connect with freelancers seeking collaborators.Kate Hamill lives and works in New York City, where she consumes an inordinate amount of Sriracha daily. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @katerone.last_img read more

Sonia Gandhi elected leader of Congress Parliamentary Party

first_imgNew Delhi: Sonia Gandhi was once again elected leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) at a meeting of party MPs at the Central Hall of Parliament on Saturday and said several “decisive measures” were being mulled to strengthen the party. In her speech after being elected the CPP leader, she called upon party MPs not to let their guard down and urged them to play the role of an effective opposition and ensure better coordination and cooperation with like-minded parties in Rajya Sabha. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist She told the members that the issues they raise in Parliament must resonate in the minds of the party workers and with the public. She also said that the party will play a constructive role in supporting the government in reform measures but will oppose it for it “divisive and regressive actions”. Gandhi, after thanking the 12.3 crore voters who voted for the Congress in Lok Sabha elections, also lauded the role of Rahul Gandhi as Congress president for his “valiant and relentless campaign” in this poll. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France The meeting was attended by the party’s 52 newly elected Lok Sabha MPs and Rajya Sabha members, besides members of the Congress Working Committee and other senior leaders. Gandhi, who represents Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli in Lok Sabha, is the chairperson of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA). Sources said the Congress Parliamentary Party authorised Gandhi to pick the party’s leader in Lok Sabha. She has convened a meeting of senior leaders in the afternoon to decide on the matter. “In this time of crisis, we must acknowledge the numerous challenges confronting the Congress party. The Congress Working Committee met a few days ago to deliberate the next steps and the way forward for us. Several decisive measures to strengthen the party are being discussed,” she told the MPs and leaders, while hinting at changes in the party that are in the offing. Congress president Rahul Gandhi is pushing for his resignation even though the party’s highest decision making body has rejected it and urged him to undertake changes in the party. The sources say that the party is discussing several proposals, including installing a non-Gandhi as the party chief and a body of senior leaders that acts as a guiding force to the new president. She said even though the party had 44 MPs in last Lok Sabha and about 55 in Rajya Sabha, under Rahulji’s leadership the Congress party has fought bravely to expose the government’s misdeeds and congratulated the MPs for their hard work. “We were in the forefront of ensuring that some of the UPA’s historic Acts were not diluted. At the same time, we cooperated with the government on a series of reforms, with constructive suggestions. This time too, we will support progressive and inclusive policies but oppose the government strongly whenever they undertake divisive and regressive actions,” she said. While thanking the 12.3 crore voters, Sonia Gandhi said, “Your vote to the Congress party is a vote for safeguarding our Constitution, a vote for economic and social progress, a vote for liberty, and for social justice.” Lauding Rahul Gandhi’s role as party chief, she said, “I also take this opportunity to whole-heartedly thank Rahul Ji for his valiant and relentless campaign. As Congress President, he has given his all and toiled night and day for the Congress party.” She said Rahul demonstrated his “fearless leadership” by taking the Modi government head on and highlighted the “injustices” carried out against farmers, workers, traders and small businesses, against the youth, women and the marginalised sections of society. She said Rahul has rejuvenated the Congress organisation in many states, and most recently led the party to victory in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. “As Congress President, he earned the respect and love of every worker and crores of voters across the length and breadth of our country. Even as I speak, emotional messages are coming from all corners, vindicating his leadership. We all express our gratitude to him for his sincerity of purpose, his relentless effort, his hard work and leadership,” she said. On the reducing strength of the party in Rajya Sabha, the new CPP leader said as numbers will be challenged, it is even more important to ensure better coordination and cooperation with like-minded parties. Gandhi’s name was proposed by former prime minister Manmohan Singh and seconded by Jharkhand MP Jothimani S and Kerala MP K Sudhakaran. “Congratulations to Smt Sonia Gandhi on being elected Leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party. Under her leadership, the Congress will prove to be a strong & effective opposition party, that will fight to defend the Constitution of India,” the Congress president tweeted. This was the first official meeting that Congress president Rahul Gandhi attended after the May 25 meeting of the party’s working committee, where he had offered to quit as Congress chief. The CWC has already rejected his offer to resign and unanimously passed a resolution authorising him to bring structural changes in the party at all levels in a bid to revamp it.last_img read more

Herrndorf to step down as head of National Arts Centre after 18

first_imgOTTAWA – Peter Herrndorf will be stepping down as head of the National Arts Centre in June after leading Canada’s largest performing arts organization for 18 years.Herrndorf is credited with transforming the NAC through national and international performing arts projects and with a federally supported $225-million architectural and production renewal project.The project was designed to transform the NAC’s architecture into an inviting space with views of the nation’s capital, including major upgrades to the building’s performance halls and production facilities.Herrndorf recently announced that the NAC will open a new Department of Indigenous Theatre to mark the centre’s 50th Anniversary in 2019. The department will be led by Indigenous actor and playwright Kevin Loring.Herrndorf took over as NAC’s president and CEO in 1999, following a career in broadcasting, magazine publishing and the performing arts.At the CBC, he is credited with developing such programming as “the fifth estate” and “The Journal.” He left the CBC in 1992 to become publisher of Toronto Life magazine and then took the helm of TVOntario as chairman and CEO.“Leading the National Arts Centre for the last 18 years continues to be the greatest joy of my life,” Herrndorf said in a release. “The National Arts Centre is a national treasure, and my role was to create the conditions to allow artists to dream, and to do their very best work.“It has been a privilege to serve Canadian artists, and to help them define who we are as a people.”last_img read more

Hopefully theyre together Senior with dementia accused in wifes death dies

first_imgCALGARY — A senior with dementia who was found unfit to stand trial for killing his wife has died with a murder charge still attached to his name, but loved ones say they hope that won’t be what he’s remembered for.Close friends say Fred van Zuiden, 88, died Sunday at a care home in Camrose, Alta., about a three-hour drive from Calgary, the city he called home for decades.Police charged van Zuiden with second-degree murder in October 2016 after they found his 80-year-old wife Audrey dead in their home. Friends said the two, who were married for almost 60 years, were soulmates and van Zuiden would never have intentionally hurt his spouse.Valerie Walker, who became friends with Audrey van Zuiden when they were children in the United Kingdom, said the grief was just beginning to fully hit.“Somehow with Fred alive, Audrey was still alive,” Walker said in an interview. “But now I know she has gone and he has gone. Hopefully they’re together.”A Jewish funeral was to be held Wednesday.Vince Walker, Valerie’s son and van Zuiden’s godson, said friends had hoped to have the murder charge withdrawn, but a determination would have been needed that van Zuiden posed no risk to society.“We just never got to that step,” he said.“It was a personal struggle for me. I really wanted to make sure that he passed with a clear name.”In his best-selling memoir “Call Me Mom: A Dutch Boy’s WWII Survival Story,” van Zuiden described being shuttled between dozens of hiding places in Nazi-occupied Holland. Sometimes that meant going hungry, living in a chicken coop or sleeping in a hole in the ground.He emigrated to Canada in 1952 and met and married his wife in Calgary six years later, Walker said. They ran a successful sailboat business and had no children.“They were joined at the hip really,” said Valerie Walker. “They were almost one.”She remembers her friend saying at her husband’s 70th birthday that he was the love of her life and “that the love just grew the more they were together.”Those close to the couple said van Zuiden had long been suffering from dementia when his wife died and that she had been caring for him by herself in their home.A judge found him unfit to stand trial in early 2017 as he did not understand the charge against him, could not recognize his lawyer and believed he was in court over a skiing accident. There was no hope he’d ever be well enough to face trial.Van Zuiden never showed any recollection of what happened to his wife or that he had even been married, loved ones said.  Until last August, he stayed at the Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Centre — meant for short-term court-ordered psychiatric assessments or for people found not criminally responsible of a crime. He was transferred to the Camrose facility and a care home in Calgary said it was willing to take him once it could be assured he would not be violent. Vince Walker said he hopes the case fosters a better understanding of dementia and stressed that a diagnosis does not automatically mean violence. He said it’s possible something startled van Zuiden the night of his wife’s death and he thought he was protecting her.He said he hopes the murder charge is not his godfather’s legacy. “He was kind and he was the poster child of a gentleman,” he said.“I’d just like people to remember him as that.”Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Panic in Bhangar after abandoned car found with blood stains

first_imgKolkata: Tension sparked off at Kashipore area of Bhangar in South 24-Parganas after villagers spotted an abandoned vehicle with some blood stains inside it. Police said the vehicle was registered with an app-based cab service company in the city. The driver of the vehicle has been missing till Saturday evening. The locals on Saturday morning heard a mobile phone ringing several times inside the deserted car that remained parked near Krishnamati Bridge under Kashipore police station. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAfter hearing the phone ringing, the villagers went up to the vehicle and opened the door that was kept unlocked. They found blood spots inside the car and immediately informed the matter to the local police station. After reaching the area, police started a probe. A bottle of liquor was also recovered from the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Bablu Singh who is absconding since Friday evening. The victim’s elder brother, Suraj Singh, told the police that they received a telephone call from the police saying that the vehicle has been found in South 24-Parganas. The victim’s mobile phone was found inside the car which was later seized by the police for the sake of investigation. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to the preliminary investigation, it is suspected that a youth whose identity is not yet clear, boarded the vehicle from Sovabazar area and went to New Town. The driver then drove the vehicle to Bhangar. The investigating officers are yet to confirm if the youth who boarded the car from Sovabazar had been inside the vehicle when it reached Bhangar. The investigating officers suspect that the driver might have been boozing inside the vehicle along with some others. Police are conducting a probe to know why the cab driver went to a desolate place on Friday night. Search for the driver is on.last_img read more

Argentine lawyer to file a lawsuit accusing Israel of genocide

Rabat – A lawyer from Argentina is reportedly planning to file a lawsuit in federal court in the capital city of Buenos Aires accusing Israel of crimes against humanity and genocide, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA). The lawyer, Carlos Slepoy told Argentine newspaper Pagina/12 on Tuesday that the lawsuit comes as a response to Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, a 50-day onslaught on the Gaza Strip this summer which claimed the lives of thousands and caused a total destruction to the besieged enclave.The Argentine lawyer is accusing Israeli officials by name for being responsible both directly and non-directly for the crimes. Among those accused are Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, Benny Gantz, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and Likud lawmaker Moshe Feiglin. Slepoy, who had previously opened a trial in Argentina about crimes committed in Spain during the government of Francisco Franco from 1939 to his death in 1975, was quoted by haaretz as saying: “the disproportionate number of forces and the large number of [Palestinian] victims reveals the huge crime; we will provide to the court a list with names and ages of the Palestinian kids murdered.”He also called upon Gaza victims and human rights groups representing Gazans to join the suit which will be in conjunction with the American Association of Jurists.In July, the association issued a statement saying that it is “strongly condemning the criminal aggression of Israel against Gaza and the occupation of Palestine territories including East Jerusalem.”Photo credit- AFP/Robert Schmidt read more

Coal not oil sands biggest climate villain Greenpeace

“Sometimes, we get a little parochial in Canada — we think that the whole world is entirely focused on tar sands as the biggest problem. What we’re saying here is that it’s one of the biggest problems.”Canada’s oil sands are midway down the pack of the world’s climate change villains, according to a new Greenpeace report ranking potential carbon emissions from the globe’s top energy developments.Climate enemies numbers 1 and 2 — by far — are expanding coal projects in Australia and China, the report says. The oil sands don’t appear until fifth spot, which is shared with projects in Iraq and the United States.“Coal is the biggest threat globally,” said Keith Stewart, one of the report’s authors.“Sometimes, we get a little parochial in Canada — we think that the whole world is entirely focused on tar sands as the biggest problem. What we’re saying here is that it’s one of the biggest problems.”The report, using data from the International Energy Agency, looks at what it considers the top 14 growth areas for fossil fuel production over the next few years, from expanded offshore drilling in Brazil to new gas production in Africa. It was released the same day the governor of Nebraska approved an oil sands pipeline through his state and as world leaders met in Davos, Switzerland to discuss the global economy.The report says the oil sands could be emitting 420 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year by 2020, from both production and consumption. The shale gas boom in the U.S. could add 280 million tonnes, with expanded American coal exports good for another 420 million tonnes.New coal from Indonesia would cough up 460 million tonnes and Iraqi production growth would kick in another 420 million tonnes.But those are wisps in a windstorm compared with China and Australia, where the report says booming coal production will create 1,400 million tonnes and 720 million tonnes of additional greenhouse gases a year by 2020.Some of those developments are well under way. The oil sands already produce about 1.4 million barrels per day.Some of the estimates are more speculative. The report suggests oil from the Arctic will produce 520 million tonnes of CO2 a year by 2020, even though offshore drilling in the region has barely begun.The point, said Stewart, is to consider the cumulative climate change impacts of those developments before they’re fully realized.“These are major initiatives that government and industry are trying to move forward and if we’re serious about stopping climate change we have to stop these projects as a first order of business.”The report calculates that carbon emissions from these 14 developments would take CO2 levels right to the edge of pushing global warming past two degrees, the point at which many scientists believe catastrophic climate change would set in. And because they are large-scale, infrastructure-intensive developments, they would lock those emissions in for many years.“Once you’ve built the project, it’s less likely to shut it down than if you choose to build something else instead,” said Stewart.Greenpeace hopes the report will focus public attention on specific projects and create a global perspective.“One of the pushbacks we get from industry in every single country where we work is that, ’Oh, if you stop this project it doesn’t make a difference because all these other things are happening,’ ” he said. “We’re showing … if we (stop) these major things, it will make a significant difference.”The Greenpeace report echoes findings released last February from one of Canada’s top climate scientists. Andrew Weaver of the University of Victoria calculated that coal, not oil sands, was the primary global warming threat simply because of its abundance and popularity.“(The study is) actually reporting what the scientific community’s been saying,” said Weaver, who will run as a Green Party candidate in the next B.C. provincial election. “China’s emissions are going up 10 per cent a year — staggering emissions growth.”Weaver points out there’s plenty of blame to go around. While China and Australia are the jewels in King Coal’s crown, the European Union is building new coal-fired power plants and Canada is ramping up coal exports through the port of Vancouver.He agreed that governments need to start thinking about the future consequences of development today.“If we want to deal with (climate change), we’ve got to move on it now because the type of commitments we’re making to future emissions through the infrastructure projects that are in place are going to take us to a position where the consequences are huge.” read more

Poloz says Canadian economy finally gathering momentum We have the right to

OTTAWA — Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says the country’s economy is finally gathering momentum after hobbling through the effects of the slow U.S. recovery, feeble exports and a stubborn commodity-price slump.In prepared remarks of a speech Wednesday in Whitehorse, Yukon, Poloz said while the economic situation remained complicated and uncertain, he was confident Canada was emerging from its stretch of slow growth.“Continued patience is required, but we have the right to be optimistic,” Poloz said.Poloz pointed to signs that Canada is benefiting from a stronger U.S. economy, a robust level of household spending and a rebound in many non-energy export categories.Two steps forward, one step backward.For example, he noted that recent numbers have shown improvements in the export of items such as packaging materials, furniture and pharmaceutical products. He added that tourism has also seen a boost in Canada, which has seen its currency depreciate.But Poloz said the national economy has also suffered an unexpected hit from the huge wildfire that swept through Alberta. It forced 90,000 people to flee Fort McMurray and the shutdowns of crucial oil-production facilities.He predicted the impact of the wildfires to shave between one and 1.25 percentage points from second quarter growth, which could produce a slight contraction. However, Poloz added that the dip likely means the third quarter will show bigger-than-expected growth, which is measured by real gross domestic product.“This suggests that GDP growth will be very choppy in the second and third quarters,” he said.The Bank of Canada will update its projections next month in its monetary policy report — a package of forecasts that Poloz suggested could shift once again depending on the outcome of the upcoming referendum on whether Britain will leave the European Union.Canadians’ household debt remains near record at 165% of incomeConsumer confidence edges higher as more Canadians put faith in blisteringly hot housing marketRisks to Canadian economy pile up as outlook looks bleaker and bleakerThe federal Liberals have warned that a vote by the United Kingdom in favour of leaving the EU — the so-called Brexit — would be a negative for the Canadian economy.Poloz also noted that the central bank continues to monitor the potential financial stability risks caused by strong household spending, particularly in the soaring real-estate markets of Vancouver and Toronto. He said while it remains a concern, the bank predicts the level of risk to fade as the economy rebuilds.In his speech, Poloz underlined the resource sector’s ongoing “painful and complex” adjustment to low oil prices. He also noted that the non-resource economy is still “moving unevenly toward full recovery” following the trauma caused by the 2008-09 financial crisis.“Two steps forward, one step backward,” Poloz said. “There’s a resilience and flexibility among Canadians that gives me confidence that we will get through these adjustments and our economy will return to natural, self-sustaining growth.” read more

Mild bump to head increases risk of psychiatric problems and early death

first_imgSuffering even a mild bump to the head can leave people at greater risk of psychiatric problems and early death, a study shows.Researchers at the University of Oxford and Imperial College studied more than a million people born since 1973 in Sweden and followed them to see how head injuries impacted their lives in the coming decades.They found that people suffering even a mild traumatic head injury – defined as leaving them feeling dazed or confused – were 60 per cent more likely to have died in the studied period than people who had no injury.They were also 91 per cent more likely to have been hospitalised for a psychiatric problem, 55 per cent more likely to have done less well in education and 52 per cent more likely to have needed disability benefit.Around one in 10 people are thought to have suffered from some kind of head injury when they were children or in early adulthood.The study authors say that parents should keep a close eye on their children following a head injury to make sure they are not falling behind at school and contact doctors if the start noticing any unusual behaviour.They also recommend that individuals who have suffered serious injuries should receive close follow-up interventions after medical care. Young boys play rugby  Children offer suffer head injuries in contact sports like rugby Prof Seena Fazel, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford said: “People who have very mild head injuries can still have persistant problems later on.“We know that at the time there are the external forces are changing the structure of the brain. You can see it twisting and turning inside of the brain and that can cause all kind of damage. Stretching and damage to the nerve cells themselves. It does change levels of neurostransmitters“There needs to be some systems in place for follow up of individuals. In children it may well be that where there are deviations from their educational trajectory or health trajectory that people seek advice about what measures can take place.” Around one million people attend hospital in Britain each year following a head injury.  The risk of a poorer outcome in later life seemed to be greater in those injured when 15 years old or older, suggesting that until then the brain may be better at repairing damage.The team found that as injuries got worse so did outcomes. Those with the most severe head injuries were twice as likely to be hospitalised with psychiatric problems and died early. “One of the implications of these findings is the importance of developing preventive interventions for early exposure to head injuries,” the authors conclude.“In toddlers and preschoolers, these interventions should ideally be targeting improved parental supervision, as falling is the most common cause of traumatic brain injury in this group.“Prevention of sports-related concussions in older children could focus on changes to rules so that the risks of players colliding their heads with each other and with equipment, eg, heading soccer balls or getting hit in the head by a racket, bat, or stick.”Prof Huw Williams, Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Exeter, said: “This does not mean we should be banning children from playing contact sports but care is needed, especially in managing a child’s return to play, so that they don’t get injured again“We also need to make sure the rules are followed – more than 20% of concussion injuries in rugby appear to happen during foul play.”The research was published in the journal PLOS Medicine.center_img 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. Brain injury graphic  One million people suffer from traumatic brain injuries last_img read more

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technologys Lars Engström to leave in 2019

first_imgSandvik has announced that Lars Engström, President of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, will leave the company this year after the appointment of a successor.The news came on the same day the company announced the acquisition of battery-electric underground machine specialist Artisan Vehicles.Engström has been a member of the executive management of Sandvik since 2016, heading up the Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology business. He has, during this time, successfully improved the performance of the business area and its divisions in accordance with Sandvik’s strategy to ensure stability, profitability and growth, the company said.“During Lars Engström’s leadership, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology’s has grown from about SEK30 billion ($3.33 billion) to SEK44 billion in revenues and the operating margin has improved from 10% in the beginning of 2016 to 19% in the fourth (December) quarter of 2018,” Sandvik said.Björn Rosengren, Sandvik’s President and CEO, said he was very grateful for Engström’s contributions to the group.“He has built a successful decentralised organisation and significantly strengthened the results of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology’s divisions. However, we have now together reached the conclusion that it’s time for a new leadership.“We have a lot of good talent in Sandvik so I feel confident that we will have several interested and motivated candidates for the job. At the same time, I’m pleased that Lars will stay on-board to ensure a successful transition before leaving.”The recruitment process for a new president of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology will now be initiated, Sandvik noted.last_img read more

ADIOS VARDAR Raul Gonzales to overtake PSG Handball

Spanish coach Raul Gonzales will overtake PSG Handball from the hands of Zvonimir Noka Serdarusic in summer 2018. The French champions sponsors from Qatar gave a “green light” for the deal with one of the most succesful European coaches, currently on the TOP of VELUX EHF Champions League with RK Vardar Skopje. It is expected that French champions confirm this information soon.Work in RK Vardar Skopje together with his assistant David Davis is first international experience and first job in role of head-coach for Gonzales, who gained a lot of experience as assistant of Talant Dujshebaev in golden years of BM Ciudad Real and BM Atletico Madrid.Gonzales came to Skopje in 2013. This news was firstly published by Macedonian website Ekipa.RK Vardar Skopje will dramatically change the roster at the end of Gonzales’ era… ← Previous Story SG Flensburg Handewitt in TOP 16 direction – Last 15 minutes enough for Celje PL Next Story → Ludovic Fabregas to miss EHF EURO 2018! raul gonzales read more

300 jobs to be created at new Dell bank

first_imgDELL HAS LAUNCHED a commercial bank at its Irish headquaters in Dublin, with 300 jobs to created over the next three years.The international computer company was awarded a “full commercial banking license” to operate Dell Bank International Limited, which will be based at its Cherrywood plant in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, and is an expansion of its customer financing arm Dell Financial Services.Speaking at the launch, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said it was a “great vote of confidence” in Ireland to have Dell locate the bank here, which will bring the total number of people employed by the company in Ireland to 2,800.200 jobs will come online during the intital phase, with a further 100 to follow by 2016.Dell Financial Services has operated since 1997 and provides as much as €4 billion worth of funding each for year for IT equipment.Speaking at the launch: Noonan says no decision on raising 9% VAT rate >Read: Twitter to double its Dublin workforce >last_img read more

Extreme Japan Fandom Ita Bags

first_imgAre you a real nerd? Do you think you’re the number one devotee of your niche fandom? Would you throw down with anyone who says they love your fandom more than you?Well step aside, you filthy casuals. Japan is here to school you on showing the world who your one true waifu for laifu is.Today in Extreme Japan Fandom, we highlight the extremely obnoxious and impracticable Ita bag.Photo by Twitter user @metanyaniWhat are bags for? To put things inside of. What do the Japanese otaku do? The exact opposite.Wear your 2D love on your sleeve, so to speak, with an ita-bag: a monstrosity of fandom that decorates the outside of your carrying devices with such weight of love that it pains you. The word itai literally means “hurt” or “painful:” both because the bag is so heavy with pins, key chains, and other such fan merchandise, and also because it’s so emblazoned with items that it’s painful to look at. Let’s not even talk about the painful price of some of these bags. The little key chains, pins, plushies and photos tend to add up when multiplied by 40 or 50.It costs money to show love to your 2D honey, man.Photo by Twitter user @ToastieChanAlthough ita bags were born and bred to the monstrosities they are today by the Japanese otaku, fans around the world are following suit. Mutant ita bags such as these are a regular occurrence at conventions around the world if you keep your eyes peeled.Photo by Twitter user @sarunamirabuIta bag creator Olivia Rivera mentions that her bag isn’t so much about showing off, but about organizing. “I think I’ve always liked key chains but hated how if they get clumped up you can’t really showcase them. Ita bags sort of allow you to show your collection while traveling or in motion.”Her ita bag may seem grossly excessive, but a true fan is proud of their collection and casts aside things like shame when it comes to their fandom.Photo by Twitter user @CosKittzLast year’s ita bag contest in Tokyo gave birth to this beautiful creature:I love Minami Kotori from Love Live, but holy Roosevelt Jesus, Twitter user @vicks2054 definitely loves her more.A real fan gives up their flimsy dignity to let the world know that they love their franchise; probably more than you do.Photo by Twitter user @104TVXFeature image by Twitter user @vainilliaa.last_img read more

SPOILER Major spoiler at tonights Smackdown Live taping in Manchester

first_img November 7, 2017 at 4:22 pm I thought the tour was in December Twitter Mahal wins it back when WWE goes to India… Shayne Ritter Google+ November 7, 2017 at 11:05 pm November 7, 2017 at 7:46 pm Pinterest 8 COMMENTS WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte WWE RAW Results – 8/19/19 (King of the Ring Tournament begins, United States Title match) Big news coming from the Smackdown Live taping in Manchester earlier tonight.AJ Styles just defeated Jinder Mahal in the main event to become the new WWE Champion.Barring any changes, this means Styles will be challenging WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar in three weeks at the Survivor Series PPV instead of Mahal.We will have live coverage of Smackdown tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT).Tons of tweets are pouring in from the taping that just concluded.THIS… JUST … HAPPENED!! #wwe #SmackDown #smackdownlive #WWEManchester #AJStyles— Shaun is typing… (@_Shaunw) November 7, 2017 Facebook November 7, 2017 at 5:11 pm Definitely agree with you. Bulldog beat Bret for the IC at Summerslam 92 as well. Mark Dickins November 7, 2017 at 5:11 pm And newwwwww #WWEChampion @AJStylesOrg #WWEManchester #WWESmackdown— Michael W (@MPWheely) November 7, 2017 WOW WOW WOW @AJStylesOrg #SDLive #WWEManchester— Chris (@MoZzaWWE) November 7, 2017 November 7, 2017 at 5:01 pm WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Tournament begins, United States Championship match Kate Jackson Weren’t they just there? Anonymous Steven Herrera November 7, 2017 at 7:21 pm All the dirt sheets said Mahal was suppose to keep until he lost to Cena at Mania, good thing is Heyman wont leave Brock for Mahal now This was finally WWE coming to their senses and realizing Mahal and Lesnar was a lose lose situation. At least if AJ loses, it won’t do much harm to him. November 7, 2017 at 4:24 pm Zach Steven Whitlow Al79 And your new WWE Champion AJ STYLES #WWE #WWESmackdown #WWEManchester— Luke (@ItsLukeee9) November 7, 2017 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Al79 WhatsApp it was so obvious. they know that they will get a ton more viewers as this will be spread all over Facebook, Twitter etc etc. and they are teasing UK fans with idea of getting Wrestlemania in over here. Apart from Tag Titles last night and the diabolical European Title match between Bulldog and Shawn Michaels (only time seen title change after one wrestler ‘passes’ out), there has never been a WWF/WWE title change in the UK that I can recall (I may be wrong though). Or the fact that Smackdown still had loads of tickets left and needed to sell out quick….. Comments are closed.last_img read more

Tuchel is not happy with PSG transfer window business

first_imgFor the Paris Saint-Germain manager, the signing of Leandro Paredes was not good enough to have a successful January transfer window.Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel is not very happy right now.His team is in first place of the French Ligue 1 table, but his team only signed Leandro Paredes in the January transfer window.And for the manager, this is not enough to guarantee success well beyond the national competition.“If you are asking if I am happy with Leandro — yes, I am absolutely happy with his arrival,” Tuchel told ESPN.“However, if you are asking if I am completely satisfied overall — no, I am not.”“I am not angry about the transfer window,” he added.“January is always super complicated. Who wants to lose or sell a player? Nobody does.”“There were very few possibilities. It is hard to construct a team in the summer, let alone the winter, the chances are always high that you will end up disappointed in January,” he explained.“A lot of things have been written in the press [about Tuchel and Henrique’s relationship], but it is not the moment to comment on this,” Tuchel continued.“You know my wishes for this team since last summer and through this winter.”PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“I understand that the January transfer window is not easy,” he commented.“Antero and I work closely together during transfer windows, but he has his ideas and I have mine, I do not think that over the last two days of the transfer window is the best time to buy and to integrate new players.“That said, I believe in my players. Each transfer brings a change to the dressing room that I must protect, that is my job,” Tuchel said.“Adrien’s [Rabiot] situation remains the same.”“I have not asked for him to be reinstated. The situation remains the same as it has been since November, he is suspended and I understand, as well as accept, the club’s stance there. Nothing has changed,” Tuchel concluded.🆕🛫 From Paris to LyonFirst road trip for @LParedss 😏👊 #OLPSG🔴🔵 #AllezParis— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 3, 2019last_img read more