Hurricane Bill May Bring Flooding Storm Surge

first_imgIn preparation for Hurricane Bill, the Emergency Management Office is encouraging Nova Scotians to stay safe and be ready for potential flooding, storm surges and hurricane-force winds. “We just want to remind Nova Scotians to be careful and take precautions,” said Emergency Management Minister Ramona Jennex. “Being prepared will help keep themselves, their families and their loved ones safe.” Residents in flood-prone areas should take measures to protect themselves and their property. They should move furniture and belongings away from possible flood water, secure property that might be swept away or damaged by a flood, and pile sandbags along shorelines abutting property. They should also secure objects that could be torn loose or blown around. Storm surges often accompany hurricanes and along with the highest tides expected this weekend, can create tremendous damage, severe flooding and force evacuations. Getting caught near the shoreline during a storm surge could be life-threatening, and dangerous riptides are expected off the shores of Nova Scotia. It is important that people take measures to protect themselves, their family and their property. To prepare for a storm-surge or flood-related emergency, there are a number of things that can be done in advance: In the event of flooding or power outages, officials from the Department of Agriculture suggest people be careful about foods in refrigerators or deep freeze units. Foods will generally stay safe in a refrigerator for several hours even without power, especially if the door is kept closed. For more information on hurricane preparedness, visit EMO’s website at www.gov.ns.ca/emo . Prepare an emergency supply kit that includes food, a supply of drinkable water, clothing, blankets, medication, flashlight and a first aid kit. Include any important documents and a list of your property and personal items. Listen for warnings. Include battery-operated or crank radio in emergency kits to check for weather warnings in the event a storm surge is forecast. Develop a family plan. Agree on a location to meet if separated during an emergency and make sure to know emergency plans for schools, offices, daycare and other places where family members spend time. Know how to turn off water, gas and electricity in case instructed to do so by local officials. If the main power box is not in a dry, safe area, do not try to turn off the electricity. Contact Nova Scotia Power at 902-428-6004 or 1-877-428-6004 for instructions. Using candles is not recommended, but if you must use them, make sure they are properly supported — use a non-combustible container that is larger than the candle. Keep materials at least half a metre (two feet) away from candles. Extinguish all candles before leaving the room. Put the correct fuel in portable appliances like Coleman stoves or oil lamps. Substituting fuels is extremely dangerous. Propane and liquid camp stoves are for outdoor use only. Generators should be operated in well-ventilated locations outdoors away from doors, windows and vent openings. They should be placed so that exhaust fumes cannot enter the home through windows, doors or other building openings. Generators must be certified and connected to the electrical system of a house by a construction electrician. They should be used to power equipment such as lights, portable electric heaters and a water pump and other equipment that may be connected directly by plug to the generator.last_img read more

Antidoping champion to captain University of Guelph sports business institute

first_imgThe University of Guelph is launching a sports business institute to study the multibillion-dollar world of athletics, from sponsorships to social media.Led by International Olympic Committee member Richard Pound, the International Institute for Sports Business and Leadership will aim to bring scholarly and commercial minds together, including grad students and an advisory board of industry leaders.The new centre for research and teaching lands in the middle of a North American industry that athletic department director Scott McRobertson says is on track to hit $80 billion annually by 2022.According to the North American Society for Sport Management, academic programs in that field now number 16 in Canada.Pound, a champion Canadian swimmer who served as founding president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, says the centre will help organizations looking to boost attendance, leverage e-sports and study links to health and wellness.Organizers expect institute members will produce peer-reviewed research and train industry up-and-comers, churning out data for use by sports groups. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Haitian buildings to be reinforced against earthquakes under UNbacked plan

29 March 2011Haitian schools, hospitals and other buildings are to be strengthened under a United Nations-backed plan to reduce vulnerability to seismic threats in a country that was devastated 14 months ago by a massive earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and made 1.3 million homeless. “There are crucial decisions to me made by people,” UN Development Programme (UNDP) seismologist, Eric Calais said. “If people have to choose between buying better quality construction material which is earthquake resilient, or building an extra room with the same cost, of course they should choose the first.”The plan, launched by the Government and UNDP, aims to reduce impacts in earthquake-prone areas by improving resilience of infrastructure and reducing risks for Haitians in poor housing.Earthquake prevention planning will be conducted in consultations with mayors and community associations. Schools, hospitals and other public buildings will be assessed first on how to strengthen their structure.UNDP and local governments will train Haitian architects, engineers and masons in construction techniques for earthquake-resistant structures. They will also initiate awareness programmes to inform Haitians of necessary actions that could minimize the impact of seismic threats on their lives.This plan was recently approved by the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission, a panel composed of Haitian Government officials, the UN, former United States President Bill Clinton who is UN Special Envoy for Haiti, and other international partners. read more

Power Financials thirdquarter profit slips 5 to 434million

MONTREAL — Power Financial Corp.’s third-quarter profit was down slightly from a year ago, dropping about 5% to $434-million.The Montreal-based company says its net income dropped to 61 cents per share in the three months ended Sept. 30, from $458-million or 65 cents a year earlier.Excluding costs associated with the purchase of Irish Life by its Great-West Lifeco subsidiary, Power Financial’s operating earnings were $476-million or 67 cents per share.

BlackBerry Ltd CEO seeks to stomp out distracting and misleading product leaks

TORONTO — BlackBerry chief executive John Chen says he’s fighting against future product leaks by taking “legal action” that he hopes will set an example.The head of the Waterloo, Ont.,-based smartphone company alleges that a person he did not name stole confidential details about a future BlackBerry product and leaked them to the public.He said the individual posed as an employee of a wireless carrier to gain access to BlackBerry’s secured networks. From there, the information was taken.The allegations, which have not been proven, were outlined briefly in a post by Chen on the company’s website. A BlackBerry spokeswoman did not provide any additional details on what the “legal action” would be, and later stopped short of calling it a lawsuit against the unnamed individual.Chen did not say if the product was a new device or software.Earlier this week, screenshots from an update to the BlackBerry operating system revealed some new features that are in the works, while numerous other BlackBerry devices have appeared on blogs in recent months.Product leaks are common in the technology industry, particularly when it comes to smartphones, because of the rabid consumer interest in the latest features.But competitors often reap the rewards of leaked images, and product specifics, because it gives them a head start on creating their answer to the development. “Leaks are, at their best, distracting, and at their worst downright misleading to our stakeholders,” Chen wrote.“The business implications of a leak are seldom advantageous.” read more

TSX loonie lower as oil weaken New York mixed ahead of Fed

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market was lower at the close as crude prices fell amid fresh comments from Iran that it intends to increase oil production.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 44.46 points at 13,477.54 as the resource-heavy market failed to gain traction from a big rally that capped trading last week.The Canadian dollar fell 0.21 of a U.S. cent to 75.37 cents US as investors awaited the latest policy rate announcement Wednesday from the Fed, which raised its benchmark rate for the first time in almost a decade in December.U.S. indexes were mixed after trading in a narrow range, with the Dow Jones edging up 15.82 points to 17,229.13. The Nasdaq added 1.81 points to 4,750.28, while the broader S&P 500 shed 2.55 points to 2,019.64.In commodities, the April contract for benchmark North American crude oil slumped $1.32 to US$37.18 a barrel after Iran’s oil minister dismissed the idea of a production cap, saying his country will keep increasing output until it reaches pre-sanctions levels of four million barrels per day.Elsewhere, April gold was down $14.30 at US$1,245.10 a troy ounce, while April natural gas was unchanged at US$1.82 per mmBtu. May copper was also barely changed at US$2.24 a pound. read more

Police fire tear gas to disperse protest on railway track

The Police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse a protest on a railway track in Negombo this evening.A court order was obtained to disperse the protest on the railway track staged against the proposed minimum fine of Rs. 25,000.

UNsponsored global pastoralist talks begin in Ethiopian bush

From the far reaches of the earth, over 300 pastoralists are meeting this week in the Ethiopian woodlands to exchange tips and lobby for change at a six-day event sponsored by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).Nomadic farmers from 19 countries, as far-reaching as Peru and Chad, will take up the key issues that are core to their productivity.“They’re meeting to discuss critical priorities that affect their livelihoods, including marketing of livestock, access to basic services and the ability to influence governments and manage conflicts,” OCHA spokesperson Vincent Lelei told the UN News Service on Thursday.In addition to fostering knowledge sharing, the meetings are meant to provide the pastoralists an outlet for positive change. “This meeting is about the future,” event organizer Patta Scott-Villiers from the Pastoralist Communication Initiative said at the opening of the meeting in Yabello yesterday. “This meeting is about bringing together knowledge from all the countries represented and working on where pastoralism can go if we all put our heads together.”During the last two days, the farmers will present their resolutions and action points for discussion with key decision-makers, including government ministers, financial donors and heads of UN agencies.“Pastoralists communities contribute significantly to both local households and national economies. They are efficient users of natural resources,” Mr. Lelei said. “They protect pastures and natural resources. They practice lifestyles that are productive and they are able to protect the natural environment,” he added. read more

Serena Williams Young Boys Need Domestic Abuse Education

Professional tennis player Serena Williams appears at an event to launch a national street art campaign with Allstate Foundation Purple Purse to make domestic violence and financial abuse visible, at TicTail Market on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams says the conversation about stopping domestic abuse shouldn’t just center around women, but men as well.The tennis superstar says education about domestic abuse should start from when men are young boys.“I think expanding the conversation to men and expanding the conversation to young boys, it’s so important,” she said in an interview on Wednesday.“This is a human rights issue. We should all be treated the same. We should be treated equal. With domestic abuse, it doesn’t care what color you are, what background you’re from,” she continued.“It’s important to get the message out there — to our young men, to our boys, to our daughters — to let that new generation, and let the generation now know that, let’s stop this. Let’s change this. Let’s create a better us.”The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion is the ambassador for Allstate’s Purple Purse foundation, which aims to help stop domestic abuse and what it calls the financial abuse that can accompany such relationships.Williams says being the mother of an infant daughter makes the issue more important to her.“This could be something that my daughter could face and that’s not cool,” she said at a Purple Purse event. “I want her to know that she can always talk to me, and talk to other people. That maybe she doesn’t have a voice, maybe she can’t use her voice, but we be her voice, we can support her in so many different ways,” Williams said.Williams was pregnant with 1-year-old Olympia Ohanian when she won the Australian Open in January 2017. She returned to Grand Slam play last month at the French Open but had to withdraw after reaching the fourth round due to a pectoral chest injury.Williams says she anticipates being healthy for next month’s Wimbledon tournament.“Oh that’s a plan, absolutely, absolutely, and I’ve been working toward it,” she said.She also spoke about her father, Richard Williams, and his upcoming induction into the American Tennis Association’s Hall of Fame. Williams coached Serena and her fellow champion sister, Venus, from when they were children until they were winning titles as adults.“That’s really wonderful and I know he is really excited about that and I am, too,” she said. “I was just with him yesterday and we talked about it. It was great.” read more

CDE Global and SNF tieup on mined material water treatment solutions

first_imgSupplier of washing plants and systems for mined materials, CDE Global, has recently announced an official alliance with the world’s largest manufacturer of organic coagulants and synthetic flocculants, SNF (UK) Ltd. CDE said that the partnership will ultimately allow it “to continue to provide customers with an unrivalled level of aftersales service for those who deal with solids liquid separation, foam control and waste water treatment processes.”  CDE and SNF will work closely together during commissioning phase to ensure that the end user has a suitable and efficient water treatment solution on site which provides the best results possible in terms of the re-use of water following chemical treatment.CDE CustomCare Manager Martin Jackson comments, “We are delighted to be working closely with SNF UK Ltd and are excited by the opportunities that this close partnership will provide in the future in terms of allowing us to continue to meet and exceed our customer expectations. For us, the customer experience is key; working together with SNF enhances this overall experience for our customers as a complete solution is now available. Our customers effectively now have a single point of contact with the comfort of knowing that CDE have taken full ownership of this responsibility. We use the latest innovative technology in terms of water treatment solutions, where we continuously look to provide our customers with world beating products. Working with a leading manufacturer of polymer is the perfect way to deliver our promise.”By working with SNF, CDE now has access to expert SNF chemists which will enable a support network to be established when dealing with issues associated with anti-foam, sludge, and dosage levels.  The partnership will ensure that numerous samples are taken before commissioning starts, to ensure the right polymer can be recommended, with findings produced in a documented lab report. This proactive approach will ensure there is no time lost during the commissioning phase, enabling CDE customers to turn the key on their plant at the earliest opportunity.Martin Jackson, CDE CustomCare Manager highlights, “Our existing customer base see the value in this partnership and we’re confident that it will generate the results and efficiencies that they want from the outset.” Following commissioning of the water treatment plant, SNF will then take additional samples to ensure that the chosen polymer is performing as it should, ensuring continuous performance monitoring to enable process optimisation at all times. Detailed performance reporting, aftersales performance monitoring, fully equipped laboratories across the UK and facilities for plant testing trials collectively make SNF the chosen polymer supplier for CDE.Rob Long, Industrial Business Manager at SNF comments, “We have an unrivalled understanding of customers’ requirements and through our extensive product research and development facilities, we have a continuous commitment to delivering the highest level of customer service and quality product support within the world of solid liquid separation technology. CDE are market leaders in water treatment technology so in this respect, we are pleased to be associated with them and we look forward to helping them in delivering many successful projects in the future.”  As with the CDE CustomCare Team, SNF have an experienced on-site technical and engineering service support network.  Field based technicians and local test lab facilities will ensure a quick response rate in terms of results for customer feedback and resolution.last_img read more

ASOBAL budgets 13 teams united like Barca

3.500.000Atletico de Madrid After German and French budget, amount of money in Spanish club is presented. On the TOP is F.C Barcelona with budget as 13 others team in ASOBAL together! ASOBAL budgethandball budgets 500.000SD Octavio Vigo 1.120.000BM Valladolid 1.100.000Ademar Leon 380.000CB Palma del Rio 800.000BM Huesca 370.000FDM Cangas 8.000.000FC Barcelona 270.000BM Villa de Aranda 600.000Helvetia Anaitasuna 500.000BM Guadalajara 600.000BM Ciudad Encantada 400.000BM Granollers 400.000BM Puerto Sagunto 700.000BM Aragon 1.600.000Ciudad Logrono ← Previous Story Igor Vori misses only the World Championship in Spain Next Story → Mladen Rakcevic back to playing after six months read more

SEHA GAZPROM LEAGUE 1617 Slovenians IN Serbs OUT

SEHA Gazprom League’ board of directors has had a video conference meeting on Wednesday, 6th of July 2016, where they have discussed about the most important things for the upcoming season, rising regional competition with the aim of increasing general quality of the league where Hungarian Veszprem will try to defend the title.After discussion, board of directors has made a decision that the season will start on 06/07 of September with 10 participating clubs. Competition system remains the same, league with 18 rounds and Final tournament – Final 4.League’s participants for season 2016/17:1.    HC Vardar (MKD)2.    HC Metalurg (MKD)3.    HC Pivovarna Laško Celje (SLO)4.    HC Gorenje Velenje (SLO)5.    HC PPD Zagreb (CRO)6.    HC Nexe (CRO)7.    HC Telekom Veszprem (HUN)8.    HC Meshkov Brest (BLR)9.    HC Tatran Preshov (SVK)10.  HC Izvidjac Ljubuski (BIH)SOURCE: SEHA GAZPROM LEAGUE seha gazprom league ← Previous Story IHF confirms 15 referees pairs for Rio Next Story → Europe get first potential Beach Handball Olympians read more

It may be all over but theyre still talking about the Garth

first_imgTheJournal.ie will be bringing you rolling coverage from the Glenties all this week and you can follow @oconnellhugh for updates. More from MacGill: ‘A feature of our calamities in Ireland is that we keep repeating them’Read: ‘I almost saw Garth Brooks’ bumper stickers doing a roaring trade Updated 5pm POLITICIANS AND COMMENTATORS gathered at the MacGill summer school in Donegal are supposed to be discussing important matters of national interest but they inevitably strayed into the Garth saga this morning.After the nation spent weeks convulsed by the controversy over the decision by the country singer to cancel his five-shows in Croke Park after licences were only granted for three, many had hoped we could move on.But management consultant Eddie Molloy briefly raised the issue during his speech on a session about restoring trust and credibility in Irish institutions.Molloy made the point that in refusing the grant licences for all five slated gigs at Croke Park Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan had demonstrated a rare example of rigidly applying the laws and rules.Molloy was making the point as part of a speech in which he called for the civil service to become a “fifth estate” separate from politicians.There was a smattering of applause from the audience for his remarks but there was not widespread agreement with his views.Keegan criticisedAudience member Dermot Lacey, a Labour councillor in Dublin, said that Garth Brooks saga was caused by “bureaucratic, box-ticking” public servant.He claimed that an elected representative would have solved the issue. He made a broader point that power needs to be taken back from a “unaccountable public servants”.Another audience member also disagreed with Molloy pointing out that while there are laws Keegan had discretion with regards to the granting of licences.That contribution towards the end of this morning’s session prompted debate moderator Vincent O’Doherty to comment:“I am going to bar any further comment on Garth Brooks.”However, political commentator Noel Whelan returned to the Garth theme later in a discussion on the changed political landscape.Whelan said that having each secured over 400,000 votes at the last local and European elections, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil were more popular than Garth Brooks – who sold 400,000 tickets for his cancelled gigs – but that smaller parties and independents got a “near-Garth” in securing less than that amount.First published 1.07pmlast_img read more

Environment and Housing Minister says more affordable housing on its way

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas, June 21st 2017: More houses are coming says Government as it was announced during Budget Debate that there will be 300 houses built in the Carmichael Village,72 will be built in the new Carmichael West,  ten low to middle income family residential houses are set for the Fox Hill District and development of 5.6 acres of land on Faith Avenue are all planned for Nassau.Environment and Housing Minister Romauld Ferreira says $2M will be spent on the Carmichael Village, with just under $330 thousand earmarked to complete homes in Bahamia West, which is in Freeport, Grand Bahama.There are policy changes too, said the minister, as Social Services Control will now track rental payments and no longer will the Department of Housing be responsible for renovations and repairs to houses where the owner has been resident for over 10 years.Other plans include a survey of the housing stock in Nassau’s inner city including a survey of households still using pit latrines; the Minister said the plan is to get proper sanitation to these areas.Meanwhile, government also intends to increase the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation, BMC’s portfolio to allow a private home construction programme. The minister says the process of acquiring vacant land for this project has already begun. #MagneticMediaNews#BahamasHousingMinistry#BahamasMortgageCorporation Related Items:last_img read more

Toure believes Pep Guardiola is targeting quadruple

first_imgFormer Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure believes the club’s manager Guardiola is targeting the quadruple this season.City are still in the hunt for the Premier League title, the UEFA Champions crown, the FA Cup and have already won the first leg of their EFL Cup semifinal clash against Burton Albion 9-0.“To be honest, I think he’s going to try it.” Toure said, according to Manchester Evening News.“Because I think now the big question is if City are going to go for the Premier League or the Champions League or the League Cup or the FA Cup? I don’t think so, I think he’s going to go for all of them, you know. Because the squad they have, they’re young players. My point is they’re going to go for all of them.” Asked if the club had to focus on one trophy, which would it be. Toure replied, saying: “Yeah, I think the Champions League is the big, big one. To be honest, the cups – the League Cup and the FA Cup – can become a distraction. Why? Because the Champions League and the Premier League is the big, big target for Man City.” Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…last_img read more

South Floridians exterminate homes for Zika prevention

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – South Floridians don’t want the fear of Zika to take a bite out of their summer. As the unofficial start to the season kicks off this weekend, some are taking steps to fight the virus.Concerns about contracting the Zika virus has a number of South Florida homeowners taking preventative measures.South Florida’s rainy summer season comes with increased mosquito activity. Now, Floridians have more concerns than just the itch of insect bites. “I hate mosquitos,” said homeowner Renate Manns. “When they get in my house, everybody’s all clamoring to kill it.”Manns is getting anti-insect protection along with the monthly extermination treatments at her Miami Springs home. “All the stuff in the news about the different viruses and illnesses that the mosquitos can give one,” Manns said. “We decided not only for our protection but just for more comfort not to be bitten up.”With these measures, Mickell Vilchez with Terminix Miami said, you have a controlled environment. “What it does is it reduces the population by 90 percent and eventually, giving you a controlled mosquito problem in your home,” he said.Fears about the Zika virus has triggered a surge in calls from customers looking to shield their homes. “It’s a contact kill, so if there are any mosquitos around, they’ll surely die,” said Robert Hutchinson with Truly Nolen Doral. “We also put some birth control inside of the spray, so the mosquitos cannot reproduce around her house.”As of now, there have been no reports of any infected insects in the U.S., but the Centers for Disease Control counts more than 500 travel-related Zika cases in the country. Pest control can only do so much to diminish the mosquito population; they need customers and other residents to do their parts. “We also ask customers to remove things that collect water every five to seven days,” Vilchez said. “Repair broken window screens and keep grass short and bushes trimmed … some of the things we ask to help reduce the population.”Those who contract the Zika virus will likely experience mild, flu-like symptoms that last a few days. However, for women who are pregnant, the disease can cause birth defects like microcephaly.President Obama is calling on Capitol Hill to find $1.9 billion to put preventative measures in place to keep the country safe from Zika. “Bottom line, Congress needs to get me a bill. It needs to get me a bill with sufficient funds to do the job,” Obama said. “They should not be going off on recess before it is done.”While there is no vaccine to prevent Zika, the CDC said once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Lagardère Active Launches Unified Digital Platform for the Elle International Network

first_imgThe International initiative involved “absolutely no advertising,” according to Llopiz who says “the main goal is to promote the local websites and social accounts within the countries” and to demonstrate the reach of the Elle brand. Lagardère Active licenses Elle to Hearst in 14 countries (corresponding to 15 editions of Elle) and to 21 other partners in 27 countries (corresponding to 27 editions of Elle). Elle is currently published in: Argentina, Belgium (Flemish and French editions), Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech, Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Middle East, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Quebec, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA, and Vietnam.Stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, follow us on Facebook & Twitter! Editor’s Note: This story originally appears on FOLIO: sister site, minonline.comLagardère Active, the owner of the Elle brand, has created a new digital platform to promote the Elle International Network, including a website, mobile site, Facebook page and Twitter account. These combined digital tools connect with the websites, mobile sites, applications, pages and accounts of the 43 international editions of Elle and also promote Elle‘s media and events worldwide. By sharing international and local news, promoting global and regional initiatives and highlighting the operations of the different editions, the new Elle platform aims to drive traffic locally and to further develop its global audience.Internationally, Elle has 34 websites, 2.6 million Facebook and 3.5 million Twitter followers. However, as Valéria Bessolo Llopiz, International Director of Elle points out, each is managed by the local edition. “When we realized that,” she says, “we thought it would be great to provide a centralized place where you could see whatever exists on the Elle brand anywhere.” Visitors to the Elle international site can click on a world map that pops up the most recent magazine cover from that local and also provides direct access to that country’s Elle website and social networks. Llopiz says, “We want to gather all of the local communities into one worldwide community and maybe show some people who wouldn’t have seen them all of the local websites.”This initiative also combines each of the feeds from the many social streams into a unified Facebook and Twitter account to expose Elle readers to the wide range of content and interests represented by the brand globally. It also provides a place to promote Elle initiatives that appeal to the global audience, such as the Elle International Beauty awards in which12 products won an award across 40 countries. last_img read more

PART 2 What you need to know when buying a house

first_imgThe seller must provide you with an Electrical Clearance Certificate, as well as a document stating that the property is pest-free. These conditions may vary depending on which province your property is situated in.This process can take up to 10 weeks without delays.Municipal Rates and TaxesPayments of outstanding municipal rates and levies are the responsibility of the seller until the property has been transferred. The seller will be liable to pay these rates during the transfer and registration process until the property is lodged and registered at the deeds office. Thereafter, those fees will fall to the new owner.In the case where a property is bought at a public auction, the buyer will be accountable for all outstanding municipal fees owed by the property. Many first time buyers fail to make provision for these fees when buying at an auction and end up spending more money than they initially planned on.Moving to your new homeHave you made provision for your relocation costs? The costs of moving from one home to another can be high and these expenses are often not taken into consideration when planning to buy a new house.Whether packing up your belongings and transporting them on your own or with the help of friends and family; or hiring professionals, there are costs involved.The cost of hiring movers differs depending on whether you intend using packing and unpacking services; on the amount of furniture you have; and the distance involved.Make sure that you research both options and get more than one quote.Remember to pack a box with essentials like a kettle and coffee, toiletries, cleaning stuff, eating utensils, remote controls, bedding and a change of clothes. Think of your normal routine and the things you use every day.Happy stress-free moving!Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Last week in Part 1 we looked at the importance of location; access to amenities; safety and security; and costs and hidden costs.Here are a few more things you need to know when buying a house.No nasty surprisesHave the property inspected by a professional home inspection company to ensure that it’s in good condition.Putting in an offerBefore you sign anything, visit the property several times. Ask the estate agent as many questions as you like.Once you are sure that you have found the property that is right for you, the estate agent will draw up an Offer to Purchase document, which contains the:Terms and conditions of the salePurchase pricePayment termsDate of occupationIt also includes the occupational rent terms, which is a monthly amount paid by the seller to the purchaser, should they wish to stay longer on the property, after the registration of the sale.If you are taking out a home loan, the Offer to Purchase must include a condition that the sale is subject to bond approval being obtained within a realistic amount of time i.e. 7 – 10 working days. Once you have confirmation that your loan has been approved, you must notify the estate agent immediately to ensure that your offer becomes unconditional.Sign on the dotted lineOnce all the conditions of the contract have been met and the deposit has been paid, the property must be transferred into your name and the bond must be registered at the Deeds Office. The conveyancing attorneys handle this part of the process. They will contact you when you have to sign the documents.The seller appoints the conveyancing attorneys to deal with the legal aspects of the transaction, the buyer pays their fees.last_img read more

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first_img Related Content Blog | Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant | December 07, 2012 RSNA Wags its Finger to Put Patients First The top step I took to the 2012 RSNA exhibit halls at the McCormick Center in Chicago bore the RSNA theme “Patients First”.  Above my head, a circular banner asserted the same. While it was not so apparent in the past, putting patients first is nothing new. When has radiology ever put them second?Over the last three decades just about every interview I’ve done with radiologists has been peppered with references to “image quality” and “outcomes”. But what the RSNA said this year was different. In the opening day address, “Putting patients first – rhetoric or responsibility”, RSNA president George S. Bisset, M.D., exhorted radiologists to re-examine their traditional relationship with patients and to make radiology procedures more patient friendly.“It is in our best interest to make our procedures more patient-friendly and to observe care more often through the eyes of the patient rather than through our own,” Bisset explained.The tools do so are in hand. For years, Philips has been hawking its “Ambient Experience”, which revamps the scanning environment with soft lighting, relaxing video, and soothing music. GE uses a symbol of “caring hands” on its ultra-short wide bore MR scanners, which along with competitors’ wide bore and open scanners demonstrate how far we have come from the long, narrow cylinders of a decade ago. CT and nuclear scans have gotten dramatically shorter and their radiation exposure substantially less over the last few years. And more such patient-oriented technology is on the way.At this last RSNA meeting, Philips and Siemens introduced interventional systems that promise to cut dose in some interventional procedures by more than 80 percent. Siemens introduced a point-of-care ultrasound scanner featuring wireless transducers that eliminate the cables that could snag equipment or contaminate a surgical field. GE unveiled a work-in-progress scanner, called Silent Scan, that can cut noise levels in the MR suite from a peak above 120 decibels to 76.Over the last 30 years, radiologists have put patients first through their use of increasingly precise technologies, ones that have made diagnoses more accurate and patient management more precise. This is continuing, just as industry crafts tools to make radiology kinder and gentler.It’s remarkable that these developments in patient comfort and safety have been gathering momentum just as radiology’s leadership builds the culture to use them.  News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins 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. 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 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more last_img read more

Pic of the Day Finally a goal

first_imgRelated posts:Four Seasons Resort hosting job fairs across Costa Rica The energy of sound Fighting, escaping, hoping: Fleeing Nicaragua Tico Times #TBT: The train in Golfito Facebook Comments Costa Rica found some much-needed offensive firepower Sunday night in a 4-0 victory over Nicaragua.La Sele scored early and often, a welcome sight for a team that had done so only once over its four previous games.With the commanding win, Costa Rica is atop Group B and has put itself in position to advance to the tournament’s quarterfinal round: Via Gold Cup.Costa Rica faces Bermuda on Thursday in Frisco, Texas, and Haiti next Monday at Red Bull Arena outside New York City.Read: Costa Rica opens Gold Cup with dominating win over NicaraguaRead: Nicaraguans, Costa Ricans celebrate Gold Cup 2019In the featured photo, Bryan Oviedo gets La Sele on the board early with his 7th-minute strike. Watch the goal below:¡Gooool de #LaSele ! Bryan Oviedo anota al minuto 6.En vivo por: https://t.co/AtWSj8kadL pic.twitter.com/MbKkuvahbC— Teletica Deportes (@TeleticaTD7) June 17, 2019last_img read more