Study finds rise in millennial perfectionism parents and social media blamed

first_imgHALIFAX — A new study has found a sharp rise in perfectionism, suggesting millennials are more inclined to have unrealistic standards and harsher self-criticism than previous generations.The study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Review says perfectionism increased substantially from 1990 to 2015.It found that perfectionists tend to become more neurotic — characterized by negative emotions like guilt, envy, and anxiety — and less conscientious as time passes.Dr. Simon Sherry, one of the study’s authors and a clinical psychologist in Halifax, says perfectionism is a serious and even deadly epidemic in modern western societies.Sherry, a professor in the department of psychology and neuroscience at Dalhousie University, says parental and socio-cultural factors, including a rise in social media, appear to contribute to the rise in perfectionism.The study was a large-scale meta-analysis — a “study of studies” — involving 77 studies and nearly 25,000 participants ranging in age from 15 to 49.It found women and men report similar levels of perfectionism.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Accessibility consultant to speak at Brock

Rabia S. KedhrBrock will host an acclaimed accessibility advocate in a special talk in the Sankey Chamber on May 14.Rabia Kedhr, a consultant with DiversityworX, will headline Accessibility — Building Inclusive Communities, an event hosted by the Office of Human Rights and Equity Services and the University Accessibility co-ordinator.Kedhr will share her views on how to build a barrier-free community on campus, creating an atmosphere where everyone feels they belong. As a mother of four and a person living with a disability, Kedhr specializes in action research, inclusion and community development.Space is limited. To attend, RSVP to Kelly Veld at 905-688-5550 x3418 or kveld@brocku.caLink:• Building Inclusive Communities flyer (PDF) read more

UN special envoy for human rights in Myanmar arrives for 10day visit

Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, the Geneva-based Commission on Human Rights’ Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, is scheduled to meet with a number of government officials, judicial authorities, and religious dignitaries as well as representatives of different social organizations and members of civil society.The Rapporteur will also meet with heads of the diplomatic missions accredited to Myanmar, representatives of the UN and its agencies and members of international non-governmental organizations during his visit, which is scheduled to run through 20 October.Mr. Pinheiro will travel to a number of provinces in Myanmar in his quest to address the situation of human rights in the country. His trip comes at a time when Myanmar has been taking steps in the past few months towards an important dialogue both inside and outside of the country in the search for peace and national reconciliation.The Rapporteur has already submitted his interim report to the current session of the UN General Assembly following his first visit to the country last April. He will also present his preliminary observations on this mission to the Assembly. read more

Religion and culture cannot justify discrimination against gays and lesbians Ban warns

“Governments have a legal duty to protect everyone,” he said in a video message to the Oslo Conference on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, voicing outrage at the assault, imprisonment and murder of. LGBTs. “Some will oppose change. They may invoke culture, tradition or religion to defend the status quo. “Such arguments have been used to try to justify slavery, child marriage, rape in marriage and female genital mutilation. I respect culture, tradition and religion – but they can never justify the denial of basic rights.”Mr. Ban, who has frequently condemned violence and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, said the world should be outraged when people suffer discrimination because of who they love or how they look.“This is one of the great, neglected human rights challenges of our time. We must right these wrongs,” he said, warning that far too many governments still refuse to acknowledge the injustice of homophobic violence and discrimination. “My promise to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members of the human family is this: I am with you. I promise that as Secretary-General of the United Nations, I will denounce attacks against you, and I will keep pressing leaders for progress.” The conference is jointly sponsored by Norway and South Africa and is one in a series of regional seminars scheduled to take place in France, Brazil and Nepal in March and April, and another is planned for Africa. The main purpose of these seminars is to gain better understanding of the specific human rights challenges for sexual minorities in each region, and to discuss how these challenges may best be overcome. The seminars stem from a report issued by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights addressing the responsibility of states to end violence and discriminatory laws and practices based on sexual orientation and gender identity. read more

UNESCO deplores damage to Aleppo National Museum warns five Heritage Sites in

Archaeological Site of Sabratha (Libya). Photo: © UNESCO/Giovanni Boccardi “The Old City of Aleppo has suffered extensive damage over the last four years. The destruction of the museum is a new blow to the heritage and history of all Syrians. I once again call on all parties to stop the violence and keep cultural heritage out of the conflict,” said Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). According to reports confirmed by the Syrian Directorate General for Antiquities and Museums, the National Museum was hit by mortar shells on 11 July, causing extensive damage to the roof and structure of the building. Aleppo – Syria’s largest city – has been devastated by the ongoing conflict in the country, now in its sixth year and claiming the lives of more than a quarter of a million people. UNESCO, which, as the UN body responsible for identifying significant cultural landmarks, had classified the Ancient City of Aleppo among six World Heritage sites in Syria, launched a three-year action planin August 2013 aimed at preventing further losses and repairing damage where and when possible, but all six of those sites are now either destroyed or severely damaged. Ms. Bokova noted that the National Museum is the most important museum in Aleppo, with thousands of objects reflecting all periods of Syrian history, including an important Islamic section. Most of the collections had been already evacuated by the Syrian Directorate General for Antiquities and Museums and taken to safe locations, but strong concerns remain for the items that could not be transported, she said. Reiterating its calls on all parties to refrain from targeting as well as from using cultural property for military purposes, Ms. Bokova emphasized that UNESCO condemns all destruction of heritage since the outbreak of the conflict, no matter who the instigator. UNESCO works with the Syrian Directorate General for Antiquities and Museums to safeguard Syria’s cultural heritage, through training of professionals, documentation and awareness-raising initiatives. The Director-General said UNESCO is intensifying cooperation with non-governmental organizations, experts and institutions around the world and all across Syria, to protect Syrian heritage, building on the best of scientific expertise from all sides, in the spirit of the expert meeting held in Berlin on 2-4 June, in cooperation with Germany. Located at the crossroads of several trade routes from the 2nd millennium B.C., Aleppo was ruled successively by the Hittites, Assyrians, Arabs, Mongols, Mamelukes and Ottomans. The 13th-century citadel, 12th-century Great Mosque and various 17th-century madrasas, palaces, caravanserais and hammams all form part of the city’s fabric. The Ancient City of Aleppo – which was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1986 – has been on the List of World Heritage in Danger since 2013. This status was confirmed by the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee, which is taking place in Istanbul from 10 to 20 July. In other news today, the World Heritage Committee today placed the five World Heritage sites of Libya on the List of World Heritage in Danger, citing damage caused by the conflict affecting the country and the threat of further damage it poses. The five sites are: the Archaeological Site of Cyrene, the Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna, the Archaeological Site of Sabratha, Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus and the Old Town of Ghadamès. All of the sites were inscribed on the World Heritage List in the 1980s. The Committee in particular noted the high level of instability affecting the country and the fact that armed groups are present on these sites or in their immediate surroundings. The Committee made the decision during its examination of the state of conservation of sites already inscribed on the World Heritage List. The List of World Heritage in Danger is designed to inform the international community of conditions which threaten the very characteristics for which properties were inscribed on the World Heritage List and rally the support of the international community for their protection. read more

Solar panels are the driving power for MINI plant

MINI has installed more than 11,500 panels on the roof of its new bodyshop, helping to harness renewable energy to power Oxford’s MINI Plant.At more than 20,000m2, the plant now boasts one of the largest, roof-mounted solar farms in the UK.The system has the capacity to generate over 3MW from more than 11,500 solar panels covering an area equivalent to five football pitches. They will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 850 households.Frank Bachmann, Managing Director of MINI Plant Oxford, said, “We are delighted that our new solar farm is now up and running and already producing green energy for Plant Oxford.“It is fitting that the first of these panels have gone onto our new bodyshop as the building has been designed with environmental performance at its heart.”The plant’s bodyshop opened at the end of last year, containing 1,000 robots to build the new MINI hatchback.On 1 July, SMMT will publish its 15th Sustainability Report which details energy used and emissions generated by the automotive industry.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Bryce Harper Is Not Mike Trout Good Thing The Phillies Dont Need

CJ.T. Realmuto4.0–5.8– LFAndrew McCutchen2.4–4.2– * A player’s established level of WAR is based on a weighted average of his WAR the previous three seasons.Stats as of May 6, 2019.Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, FanGraphs.com PosPlayerEstablishedLevel*Actual RFBryce Harper3.1–3.0– Bryce Harper’s first couple of weeks in a Philadelphia Phillies uniform could scarcely have gone better. Harper introduced himself to his new team — and its infamously passionate fan base — with a .333 average, four home runs and a 1.299 on-base plus slugging in his first 10 games of 2019. Along with such pro-Philly acts as donning Phanatic cleats and ringing the bell at a Sixers game, it was a great first impression for Harper to make after inking what is now the second-richest contract in baseball history.But just like he did last season, Harper has followed up that red-hot start with an ice-cold slump. Since April 10, Harper is hitting .187 with a .632 OPS, including a .617 OPS in the past two weeks and a .477 mark in the past seven days. And despite all of his attempts to endear himself to teammates and fans, he’s already been criticized by Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta for getting himself ejected from a game, and he was booed at Citizens Bank Park last week.Harper is a streaky player, and he’ll break out of this stretch soon enough. More importantly, the Phillies haven’t suffered too much despite Harper’s issues. The team is still .500 since April 10, it still leads the NL East, and our projections call for it to finish with the NL’s fifth-best record. Harper hasn’t remotely been the Phillies’ best player; he hasn’t even been the team’s best offseason acquisition. According to wins above replacement,1Averaging together the versions from Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs. Philly has gotten far more out of new catcher J.T. Realmuto, left fielder Andrew McCutchen and shortstop Jean Segura than it has out of Harper so far. Harper was merely one of the Phillies’ top pickupsAmong top four offseason pickups for the Philadelphia Phillies, preseason established* and actual wins above replacement in 2019 WAR per 162 games SSJean Segura3.9–3.8– That may not last, but it was always going to be much closer to the case than you might expect from the breathless coverage Harper’s free agency received this winter. Harper is not Mike Trout; a few of the fellow newcomers listed above actually had more WAR last season than Harper did. He is a piece of Philly’s potential postseason puzzle — perhaps even the most important one — but he’s just one of multiple talented pieces.Even so, the Phillies should be encouraged that Harper’s extremely poor defensive metrics — the single biggest drag on his WAR last year — have, predictably, reverted toward his pre-2018 form. According to an average of the fielding values found at Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs, Harper has been an average outfielder in the early going this season, albeit with some disagreement between the two sources.2Just like last season, Baseball-Reference is lower this year on Harper’s defense than FanGraphs is. The reality is that Harper is probably a below-average defensive outfielder — but nowhere near as bad as some of his 2018 numbers made him out to be.So once Harper’s hitting numbers start ticking up again — his batted-ball metrics are better than his stats would indicate, and his exit velocity ranks among the top quarter of MLB hitters — he’ll quickly rise up in the Phillies’ WAR pecking order. It’s concerning that Harper’s strikeout-to-walk ratio is his worst since 2014, but FanGraphs still projects him to put up the majors’ sixth-best OPS over the rest of the season. The boos will turn into cheers before long.Of course, Philly fans expecting Trout-like production from Harper will still inevitably be disappointed (and maybe the free-agency hype did drive expectations in that direction). A more reasonable outlook would have expected Harper to be one of the driving forces behind the Phillies’ improvement — just not the sole one. Given that the rest of the team has played pretty well despite Harper’s up-and-down start, Philadelphia’s postseason aspirations should be stronger than ever when he heats up again.Check out our latest MLB predictions. read more

VIDEO Which is your favorite coaching style

Temperamental one or maybe nervous? Which is you favorite type of coaching? SEHA GAZPROM League recorded their coaches during the matches and asked which one you like the most?PHOTO: RK Gorenje Velenje ← Previous Story GWD Minden sign Luka Zvizej Next Story → EHF about schedule troubles of German teams seha gazprom league

Free Xbox 360 game with every Windows Phone 7 purchase

first_imgMicrosoft is in a unique position to offer some special deals across its range of products, and it’s taking advantage of that fact to help sell new Windows smartphones at the end of 2010.If you buy a Windows Phone 7 smartphone before December 31 this year, you can claim a free Xbox 360 game. The options you have include:Fable IIIHalo: ReachKinectimalsKinect Joy RideTo get the game you need to purchase the phone and then visit the redemption page. There you can enter your phone’s number and IMEI number as well as choose your game. The game will then be shipped to you.It’s a nice offer, we just wish there were a few more game options, especially as two are worthless if you haven’t bought a Kinect yet.Read more at Crenklast_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Monday

first_img 13,710 Views NEED TO CATCH UP? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND A performance of the Duo Lugo Laser act, part of Tom Duffy’s circus, in Carlow town Source: Niall Carson/PA ImagesA status orange snow-ice warning has been issued for seven counties as the Beast from the East gets set to make landfall.Here are the plans in place to deal with the Beast’s alter ego, Storm Emma.Leo Varadkar defended his government’s marketing of the Ireland 2040 plan.A former Sinn Féin councillor was awarded €3,500 in his defamation case against RTÉ.Ryle Nugent is to leave RTE after 24 years.Aer Lingus passengers will have to pay up to €60 for the return of lost items.Jamie Heaslip announced his retirement from rugby with immediate effect.It emerged that a Galway couple were overcharged €1.23 million on their tracker mortgage.Aging rockers the Rolling Stones will play Croke Park this summer.The victim of a shooting in Coolock remains in critical condition.There’s already disagreement about where to put Cork’s Luas system. By Cianan Brennan Here’s What Happened Today: Monday Beast from the East gets ready to make landfall, and Varadkar defends Ireland 2040 marketing – it’s the Fix. ‘It’s not a hairstyle, it’s a lifestyle’: scenes from Australia’s first mullet festival https://t.co/giJenZeAni— The Guardian (@guardian) February 26, 2018 Source: The Guardian/Twitter http://jrnl.ie/3873497 Short URL Share2 Tweet Email Get our daily news round up: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article WORLD Emergency personnel at the scene of an explosion at Hinckley Road in Leicester this morning Source: Joe Giddens/PA Images#BANKRUPT: The Weinstein Company is to file for bankruptcy.#JEZZA: Jeremy Corbyn has called for a new customs union with the EU in the aftermath of Brexit.#LEICESTER: Five people have been confirmed dead after last night’s shop explosion in the British city.#KEVIN SMITH: The film director announced that he has suffered a ‘massive’ heart attack.PARTING SHOTThe noble mullet – king of the hairstyles. Long at the back, short on the top and sides. A haircut you can set your watch to.For all those who appreciate the 80s finest artistic statement as much as we do, there’s the annual Mulletfest in the Australian outback. How can anything won by a man nicknamed ‘Shagger’ be anything less than epic. The Guardian has a loving rundown on the goings on in Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, last week. Monday 26 Feb 2018, 8:59 PM Feb 26th 2018, 8:59 PM No Comments last_img read more

Recyclage à Paris la collecte des sapins de Noël a encore augmenté

first_imgRecyclage : à Paris, la collecte des sapins de Noël a encore augmentéOrganisée depuis quatre ans à Paris, la collecte des arbres de Noël a cette année encore rencontré un vif succès. Ce sont quelque 29.000 sapins qui ont été récupérés dans la capitale entre le 27 décembre et le 23 janvier, pour être valorisés.Organisée dans de nombreuses villes françaises, la collecte vise à accorder aux sapins de Noël une seconde vie après les fêtes de fin d’année. Les arbres rapportés dans les divers lieux de collecte, tels que les parcs et espaces verts, ont été broyés pour être transformés en paillage. Les copeaux seront ensuite dispersés au pied des arbustes et massifs des espaces verts, afin de maintenir l’humidité aux pieds des arbres, et offrir à la terre une meilleure régénération. Un parfait exemple de valorisation des déchets verts, qui chaque année séduit plus de personnes.L’année dernière, 27.150 sapins avaient ainsi été récupérés à Paris. Un chiffre en forte augmentation par rapport aux fêtes de 2008, et qui comme l’espérait la ville, a été dépassé cette année. 29.000 arbres de Noël ont en effet été déposés, dans les quelque quatre-vingt quinze parcs et jardins publics mettant à disposition des Parisiens des points de collecte.  Depuis le lancement de l’opération en 2007, le nombre de sapins recyclés a doublé.Le 8 février 2011 à 11:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Geek Daily Deals 50 off Lenovo AR Headset AirPods for 145 and

first_imgAmazon Fire TV Stick for $24.99 (Prime Members Only)The Fire TV Stick lets you stream all kinds of 1080p content to your TV, including movies from Netflix, Hulu, or YouTube or music from Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, and more. Prime members get an exclusive $15 off.Get it for $24.99 with Amazon Prime CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme Intel Core i5-8600K  6-Core GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming Desktop with 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, and 1TB HDDRarely do you find a GeForce GTX 1070 Ti equipped pre-built desktop priced under $1K. This rig also includes the latest generation Intel Core i5 hexacore processor, which is unlocked for better overclockability, and dual drives (an SSD for boot, and HDD for storage). Extend your warranty to 3 years for $58.Get it at Walmart for $999.9950% off Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Lenovo Mirage AR Headset with Lightsaber Controller & Tracking BeaconFew things come close to feeling like a Jedi than battling Sith Lords in augmented reality. Pair the Lenovo AR headset with your smartphone app to train as a Jedi and fight worthy opponents like Kylo Ren and Darth Maul, play a leisurely game of Holochess, or lead Rebel forces in a virtual RTS.Get it at Walmart for $99.99 with Free 2-Day ShippingLEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express 75955 801-Piece Set for $69This Hogwarts Express train set was released only a few months ago and it has already seen its first real price drop (originally $79.99). At 801 pieces, you’re getting it for under $0.10 per brick. The train itself measures a very respectable 1.5ft long and includes a train platform as well as 5 minifigures (not including the Dementor).Get it at Walmart for $69Apple AirPods Wireless Bluetooth Eartphones (New) for $144.99The AirPods are smaller than your conventional bluetooth headset. There are no cables or neckband at all, not even to connect the two earpieces together. Combine that with signature Apple sound and style, and you’ve got one of the hottest earbuds on the market. Walmart takes an extra 10% off Apple’s price.Get it at Walmart for $144.99 with Free 2-Day Shippinglast_img read more

Police searching for gunmen hit and run driver make drug arrests

first_img TCI: Man uses car to hit woman (CORRECTED) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 11, 2017 – Nassau – Police say a woman struck in a #hitandrun accident on Sunday July 30th around 9am died in hospital on Wednesday.    The woman was walking on Wulff Road near Mt Royal Avenue when a vehicle failed to stop and struck her.  Police are investigating in the hopes of finding that driver.One pound of marijuana and four males are locked up in connection to the find.    The dangerous drugs were found after a significant tip led Police to a home on Infant View Road.   The discovery and arrest happened on Wednesday.Police are also in need of public help to find two males responsible for a shooting on Wednesday and a man was hospitalized.    According to reports, shortly after 10:00pm, a man was sitting in front of his home located on Moore Avenue and Palm Beach Street, when two males armed with handguns approached and shot him before fleeing on foot.   The man was taken to hospital where he is detained in stable condition.In a separate armed robbery and car-jacking, which happened yesterday around 9pm at a home on Bernard Road, two males, armed with handguns approached and robbed a man of his white Honda Accord and took off in the car.In a another crime, in Nassau, a Blue Hill Road home was searched, dangerous drugs were found and the lone occupant, a male was arrested.    The drug in question, marijuana and it was ‘intel’ that led mobile division officers to search the residence yesterday around 9:30am.    Mobile Division officers have also arrested sixteen (16) others during the past 24 hours for: stealing, causing damage, causing harm and outstanding court warrants.#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#hitandrun, #magneticmedianews TCI: Man uses car to hit woman (CORRECTED) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Car used as weapon, woman at hospital, another woman on the runlast_img read more

Buddha Purnima 2019 in photos

first_imgThis year Buddha Purnima is celebrated on Saturday, May 18.Also known as Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima is celebrated to mark the birthday of Gautam Buddha. Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, became a spiritual teacher in life. Buddhism was founded on his teachings.It is considered as the most sacred Buddhist festival which is celebrated by Hindus and Buddhists both in Asian countries including India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet, Bangladesh, and Bhutan.This year Buddha Purnima is falling on Saturday, 18th May. The day is considered to be a public holiday for most schools and offices.Day in Photos – May 18: On the occasion of Buddha Purnima, a devotee places flowers in front of a statue of Lord Buddha at a temple. Reuters The world celebrates Lord Buddha’s birthday. ReutersPeople offer prayers at Sarnath temple near Varanasi on the occasion of Buddha Purnima:People offer prayers at Sarnath temple near Varanasi on the occasion of #BuddhaPurnima pic.twitter.com/chmwKVvaF0— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 18, 2019 Buddha Purnima indicates calmness. People offer prayers at the holy shrines of Lord Buddha. In some countries, people also release birds, insects and animals as an act of “liberation” to spread Buddha’s message as a ritual. Reuters Buddha Purnima quotes.last_img read more

Mindtree Wipro shares trade low ahead of June 2016 quarter results

first_imgBangalore-based IT company Mindtree will announce the results of its earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 at around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 18.Shares of IT firms like Mindtree, Wipro and Infosys, with the exception of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), were seen trading low in the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).Mindtree shares were down 1.11 percent to Rs. 630.70 apiece, compared to its previous close at Rs. 637.75 ahead of its quarterly result declaration.Wipro’s share price fell by 0.85 percent to Rs. 549.95 while Infosys declined by 0.18 percent to Rs. 1,070.35. Wipro, the third largest IT services exporter after TCS and Infosys, is set to declare its earnings results on July 19 after trading hours in the stock market.The BSE IT index was up 0.06 percent to 10614.43 while Nifty IT was trading flat at 11:16 a.m.Infosys posted a sequential decline in consolidated net profit by 4.47 percent for the June 2016 quarter while it recorded a 13.4 percent rise in net profit on a year-on-year basis.”We had unanticipated headwinds in discretionary spending in consulting services and package implementations as well as slower project ramp-ups in large deals that we had won in earlier quarters, resulting in a lower than expected growth in Q1,” Vishal Sikka, CEO, Infosys told Economic Times on the company’s Q1 earnings for the fiscal 2016-17.TCS shares were trading up 0.62 percent at Rs. 2,457.00. The largest IT services exporter had also recorded a marginal decline of 0.4 percent in month-on-month net profit. Both Infosys and TCS registered higher profits from the year-ago period.last_img read more

Artificial Intelligence as a Service Market growing at a CAGR of

first_imgRequest a discount on standard prices of this premium report at: @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2730014?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2730014?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil The global artificial intelligence as a service market size (AIaaS Market size) is expected to reach $77,047.7 million in 2025, from $2,397.2 million in 2017 growing at a CAGR of 56.7% from 2018 to 2025. AIaaS incorporates a range of services that offer AI tools through cloud computing services. Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and Apple Inc. are some of the leading players of the global AIaaS market.Artificial intelligence as a service (AIaaS) involves outsourcing of artificial intelligence (AI). Most of the manufacturers and industry professionals partner with firms that can provide a full suite of services to support a large-scale AI solution. Public cloud providers reveal APIs and services that can be used up without creating conventional machine learning models. These services take benefit of the underlying infrastructure owned by cloud vendors. The market for artificial intelligence as a service is primarily driven by the increased adoption of cloud services in end-user industries. However, lack of skilled workforce is expected to hinder the market growth. Market Segment by Table of Contents:Chapter 1: Introduction1.1. Report description1.2. Key benefits for stakeholders1.3. Key market segments1.4. Research methodology1.4.1. Secondary research1.4.2. Primary research1.4.3. Analyst tools & modelsChapter 2: Executive summary2.1. CXO perspectiveChapter 3: MARKET OVERVIEW3.1. Market definition and scope3.2. Key findings3.2.1. Top investment pockets3.2.2. Top winning strategies3.3. Porter’s five forces analysis3.4. Key player positioning, 20183.5. Market dynamics3.5.1. Drivers3.5.1.1. Increased market for cloud computing3.5.1.2. Growth associated with artificial intelligence and cognitive computing3.5.2. Restraints3.5.2.1. Dearth of trained professionals3.5.3. Opportunity3.5.3.1. Increased adoption of analytical solutions3.5.3.2. Increased application areas Key Findings of the Artificial Intelligence as a Service Market: • In 2017, the IT & telecom segment dominated the global artificial intelligence as a service market, in terms of revenue, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 57.4% during the forecast period. • The machine learning segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 55.9% during the forecast period. • North America is projected to be one of the fastest growing region in the artificial intelligence as a service market and is expected to witness high growth rate. BY ORGANIZATION SIZE • Small & Medium Enterprise • Large Enterprise The global artificial intelligence as a service market size (AIaaS Market size) is expected to reach $77,047.7 million in 2025, from $2,397.2 million in 2017 growing at a CAGR of 56.7% from 2018 to 2025. AIaaS incorporates a range of services that offer AI tools through cloud computing services. Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and Apple Inc. are some of the leading players of the global AIaaS market.Artificial intelligence as a service (AIaaS) involves outsourcing of artificial intelligence (AI). Most of the manufacturers and industry professionals partner with firms that can provide a full suite of services to support a large-scale AI solution. Public cloud providers reveal APIs and services that can be used up without creating conventional machine learning models. These services take benefit of the underlying infrastructure owned by cloud vendors. The market for artificial intelligence as a service is primarily driven by the increased adoption of cloud services in end-user industries. However, lack of skilled workforce is expected to hinder the market growth. The machine learning segment secured the highest share of about 42.0% in the artificial intelligence market in 2017 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 55.9% during the forecast period. The large enterprises segment is the highest contributor in the growth of the AIaaS market. This segment secured 66.0% share in the market and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 57.0% during the forecast period. In terms of industry vertical, the IT & telecom segment is expected to contribute the highest market share in the coming years, as various new startups have been investing in artificial intelligence solutions. Moreover, the rapid urbanization, technological advancement and increase in demand for cloud applications fuel the demand for AIaaS in the developing economies. More Report At: https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/2730014?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil Market Segment by Manufacturers, this report covers – Alphabet Inc. (Google Inc.), Apple Inc., Amazon Inc., IBM Corporation, CognitiveScale, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Intel, Inc., SAP SE, Salesforce, Inc., Fair Isaac Corporation BY INDUSTRY VERTICAL • BFSI • IT & Telecom • Retail • Manufacturing • Public Sector • Energy & Utility • Healthcare • Others Key Findings of the Artificial Intelligence as a Service Market:• In 2017, the IT & telecom segment dominated the global artificial intelligence as a service market, in terms of revenue, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 57.4% during the forecast period.• The machine learning segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 55.9% during the forecast period.• North America is projected to be one of the fastest growing region in the artificial intelligence as a service market and is expected to witness high growth rate. The major players, such as Amazon, Microsoft Corporation, Alphabet Inc. (Google Inc.), IBM Corporation, Apple Inc., Intel, Inc., SAP SE, Salesforce, Inc., Fair Isaac Corporation, and CognitiveScale, Inc., focus on developing new products. These companies have expanded their business by collaborating with other small vendors. The machine learning segment secured the highest share of about 42.0% in the artificial intelligence market in 2017 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 55.9% during the forecast period. The large enterprises segment is the highest contributor in the growth of the AIaaS market. This segment secured 66.0% share in the market and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 57.0% during the forecast period. In terms of industry vertical, the IT & telecom segment is expected to contribute the highest market share in the coming years, as various new startups have been investing in artificial intelligence solutions. Moreover, the rapid urbanization, technological advancement and increase in demand for cloud applications fuel the demand for AIaaS in the developing economies. The major players, such as Amazon, Microsoft Corporation, Alphabet Inc. (Google Inc.), IBM Corporation, Apple Inc., Intel, Inc., SAP SE, Salesforce, Inc., Fair Isaac Corporation, and CognitiveScale, Inc., focus on developing new products. These companies have expanded their business by collaborating with other small vendors. KEY MARKET SEGMENTS BY TECHNOLOGY • Machine Learning (ML) • Computer Vision • Natural Language Processing (NLP) • Others Contact Us:5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland, OR 97220 United StatesCall answer Direct: +1-971-202-1575Call answer Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452Email help@bigmarketresearch.com BY ORGANIZATION SIZE• Small & Medium Enterprise• Large Enterprise About Us: Industry executives tend to keep a tab on their business competitors. 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(Google Inc.), Apple Inc., Amazon Inc., IBM Corporation, CognitiveScale, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Intel, Inc., SAP SE, Salesforce, Inc., Fair Isaac Corporation Asia pacific is expected to witness the highest growth in artificial intelligence as a service market during forecast period, owing to presence of the key artificial intelligence companies in the region. Asia pacific is expected to witness the highest growth in artificial intelligence as a service market during forecast period, owing to presence of the key artificial intelligence companies in the region. About Us: Industry executives tend to keep a tab on their business competitors. This keeps them updated on strategic business activities and investment trends. Company profiles are crucial to participating players of interconnected verticals. More Report At: https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/2730014?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anillast_img read more

Visage Imaging Highlights Latest Enterprise Imaging Platform Release at RSNA 2016

first_img Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more November 10, 2016 — Visage Imaging Inc. announced the demonstration of new capabilities of the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform at the upcoming Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2016 annual meeting, Nov. 27 – Dec. 1 in Chicago. The company will also highlight the global release of Visage 7.1.9.The company will demonstrate the following solutions from Visage 7.1.9:One viewer for all medical imaging. Visage 7 offers comprehensive support with one viewer across the range of medical imaging disciplines including radiology, cardiology and breast imaging, as well as medical multimedia objects (non-DICOM). The viewer is designed for enterprise-wide diagnostic use, clinical distribution, electronic health record (EHR) integration and other specialty workflows. One viewer enables enterprise cohesion, productivity gains, consistency of interpretation and collaboration, as well as inherent efficiencies that lead to organizational savings and quality improvements.In-viewer workflow. Visage 7 has been highly optimized for both diagnostic interpretation and clinical review. Utilizing sophisticated matching algorithms and intelligent layouts, the software automatically displays any combination of current and prior studies, regardless of size or modality, using Auto Prior rules and native thin-client advanced visualization tools. This does away with unnecessary clicks, drag and drop, and switching between tools, thereby significantly streamlining interpretation workflow for radiologists. These differentiated Visage 7 capabilities are described as In-Viewer Workflow, and allow interpretation of more cases in less time.Comprehensive breast imaging. Visage 7 will be demonstrated with additional hanging protocol refinements, as well as extensive mammography keypad support, supporting digital breast tomosynthesis, digital mammography, breast magnetic resonance (MR), breast ultrasound and automated whole breast ultrasound, as well as display of all other common modalities and medical multimedia objects — all using one viewer.Barcodes unify imaging. Visage Ease mobile barcode and Q/R code scanning capabilities have been further enhanced, enabling the rapid attachment of photos (e.g., scan-photo-attach) to Visage 7, even if the patient does not have prior imaging studies. Earlier in June 2016, Visage released mobile barcode and Q/R code scanning of wristband or other digital or paper patient documentation, to query for and conveniently display all of a patient’s imaging studies via a rapid three-step process (e.g., scan-click-view). Using a simple, convenient workflow, these mobile capabilities help to unify imaging with ordering physicians, wherever they need access to images, as well as wherever images are required to further document and enhance patient care.Visage 7.1.9, globally available since August 2016, includes many usability improvements, aortic vessel tracing and linked browsing of prior mammography studies across different views, with extra and missing views optimally handled.The company announced that Visage 7 will be an integrated solution at these five vendor booths at RSNA 2016:Barco  Visage 7 will be demonstrated throughout the Barco booth, including on the color 12MP Barco Coronis Uniti display, providing the optimal unified interpretation experience;Clario  Bi-directional integration between Visage 7 and the Clario Enterprise Worklist will be demonstrated;Medicalis Complete bi-directional integration between Visage 7 and the Medicalis Imaging Workflow Solution will be demonstrated to provide radiologists a universal workflow to drive their imaging service line;Nuance Bi-directional integration between Visage 7 and Nuance PowerScribe 360 | Reporting, as well as Nuance PowerScribe 360 | MONTAGE Search and Analytics will be demonstrated. Launching of Visage 7 will occur from the PowerScribe 360 enterprise worklist Workflow Orchestrator. Visage 7 integration to Nuance PowerScribe 360 | Reporting also supports multimedia reporting, enabling relevant picture archiving and communication system (PACS) images to be embedded into reports. Launching of Visage 7 will also occur from MONTAGE search results via MONTAGE PACS Launch, as well as natively in context from Visage 7; andPrimordial Bi-directional integration between Visage 7 and Primordial workflow orchestration will be demonstrated. Launching of Visage 7 will occur from the Primordial worklist. 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 News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Related Content For more information: www.visageimaging.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… 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 Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more 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 | Enterprise Imaging | November 10, 2016 Visage Imaging Highlights Latest Enterprise Imaging Platform Release at RSNA 2016 New capabilities of Visage 7.1.9 include comprehensive breast imaging, in-viewer workflow improvements and barcode/QR code integration News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more last_img read more

Seychelles enters new partnership with Emirates and Jet Airways

first_imgEmirates has renewed its support for the Seychelles by extending a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which unites the two companies in jointly promoting the destination throughout the airline’s network. The MoU agreement was signed by Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Latin America, Central and Southern Africa and Rosemary Hoareau, Director of Marketing, Seychelles Tourism Board.Under the agreement, Emirates has committed to working towards increasing the visibility of the destination with its agents, customers and media and to work with the Seychelles Tourism Board to support its promotional events and campaigns.Air Seychelles and Jet Airways have entered a codeshare agreement that offers travellers enhanced connections on their respective networks. The agreement heralds an era of closer cooperation between the two airlines which, in subsequent months, will include reciprocal frequent flyer programmes, cargo handling, and expansion of codeshare arrangements.Manoj Papa, Air Seychelles’ Chief Executive Officer said, “Mumbai has, in a short space of time, proven to be very popular with our guests. This agreement with Jet Airways will enhance our travel proposition by offering Air Seychelles’ guests simple and convenient travel options within India. Thanks to our growing commercial ties with Jet Airways, we will be able to build our presence in India and provide Air Seychelles access to millions of potential Indian guests wishing to travel to the Seychelles, or beyond to Africa. Closer cooperation with cargo will further enable trade in the region and is in line with our business strategy.”last_img read more

Panel Debates on Qualified Mortgage Regulations

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Fannie Mae FHA Freddie Mac Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Bankers Association Processing Regulation Service Providers Wells Fargo 2012-10-24 Phil_Britt Share Panel Debates on Qualified Mortgage Regulations By clarifying the qualified residential mortgage (QRM) and QM (qualified mortgage) rules, regulators could attract private investors back into the mortgage market, Michael Held, president of “”Wells Fargo Home Mortgage””:https://www.wellsfargo.com/mortgage/, told the audience at the “”Mortgage Bankers Association’s””:http://www.mbaa.org/default.htm (MBA) Annual Conference and Expo in Chicago Monday.[IMAGE]Held, part of a panel discussing housing finance, said that some 90 percent of loans today are owned by government entities such as “”Fannie Mae””:http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/index.html, “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ and the “”Federal Housing Administration””:http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/fhahistory (FHA). Private investors, which were a significant part of the market prior to the 2006-2009 financial crisis, have yet to come back into the market due to concerns over regulations, including undefined regulations like QM and QRM. As long as those rules are undefined, the size of the mortgage market is difficult to define, leading to private investors’ reluctance to participate in it.””There should be a sense of urgency to get private investors back into the market,”” Held added.””Do you need QRM on top of QM?”” Held asked, recommending that they be defined together rather than separately. “”Multiple rule patterns have to be balanced, otherwise it is harder to extend credit.””Held and other panelists agreed that mortgage lenders have returned to the core of the business-“”helping customers achieve homeownership,”” and that many of the lenders who had made risky loans based on “”short-term decisions”” have “”wrung themselves out of the industry due to those decisions.””[COLUMN_BREAK]Held, along with Bill Cosgrove, 2013 MBA vice chairman, did see validity in the safe harbor portion of the QM rules, saying it would help prevent frivolous lawsuits. However, John Taylor, president and CEO of the “”National Community Reinvestment Coalition””:http://www.ncrc.org/, said that the lawsuits come primarily “”when bad things are being done.””Taylor said that the level of lawsuits was very low before the housing crisis and expects litigation to drop off as the industry improves.””You don’t have to worry about litigation if you are doing the right thing,”” Taylor said.Taylor added that there was very little litigation or other industry problems before 1999 because lenders were focused on lending. But with the advent of investment banks, lenders started focusing more on immediate profits. He called the crisis itself “”an example of brokers gone wild. Everyone from investors to borrowers to everyone in between made a lot of bad decisions. No one was paying attention until the market collapsed.””However, Taylor agreed with Held and Cosgrove that too much regulation will do more harm than good, saying “”there needs to be a balance.””The concerns over lending rules, primarily those concerning risk, has lenders denying loans at a higher rate than any other time in the last 25 years, according to Cosgrove. “”A lot of good borrowers are being denied. Underwriting is not so much a science as an art. I don’t think that Washington gets that,”” Cosgrove said.Taylor concurred, reflecting that lenders at one time didn’t make a loan if they questioned the borrower’s ability to handle it. During the crisis, however, the focus was too much on financial literacy and not enough on the borrower’s ability to repay a loan.center_img October 24, 2012 443 Views in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicinglast_img read more

5 Things Investors Need to Know About the SingleFamily Rental Market

first_img March 17, 2016 634 Views in Commentary, Daily Dose, Headlines, News The single-family rental (SFR) market has experienced dramatic growth over the last decade due to more consumers opting out of homeownership and higher rental costs due to an imbalance of supply and demand, but what does this mean for investors?The National Rental Home Council (NRHC) President of the Board and President and CEO of Invitation Homes, John Bartling, sat down with MReport to discuss opportunities for investors in the SFR market and how they can capitalize on them to grow their businesses.MReport: What are the biggest trends you are currently seeing in the SFR market?Bartling: There has always been a vibrant single-family rental market. But over the past few years, we’ve seen an exciting level of growth and a real effort to professionalize what has traditionally been a fragmented marketplace – much the way multi-family was professionalized thirty years ago. The National Rental Housing Council  (NRHC, the single family rental association) members have pioneered a new model for SFR that leverages best practices from well-established rental industries, such as multifamily and hospitality. Combined with enhanced property management, service and maintenance systems, we are starting to deliver an unparalleled resident experience.MReport: What opportunities are there for investors in the SFR market?Bartling: SFR offers tremendous opportunities for investors to realize an attractive risk adjusted return.  As an industry, the U.S. housing economy is evolving, rental demand is surging, and professionally-managed single-family rental homes will continue to be a desirable option, with a quality of choice, for many Americans.  At the same time, the industry is maturing and investors are becoming more sophisticated about the asset class. NRHC members are demonstrating a strong track record of performance that investors are starting to appreciate.There is an opportunity to show investors that SFR industry margins and growth rate are equivalent or better than multifamily. In addition, there is on-going consolidation in the industry and institutional SFR companies only represent less than 200,000 units out of 15.5 million units.MReport: What are the largest hurdles or challenges facing the SFR space?Bartling: This is still a fragmented industry. Institutional SFR scaled quickly, and in a short period of time, our members have successfully transitioned from aggregators of homes to traditional institutional owners and operators of rental properties. We feel good about where we stand today and the resident experience we offer. But as the market continues to grow and serve more residents, it will be important for decision makers at the federal, state and local level to recognize the benefits of professionally managed rental housing and pursue public policies that preserve and strengthen this important affordable, high quality choice for those who choose it.MReport: What do you expect in the coming years to happen in the SFR market? Bartling: In the short-term, we think there will be continued consolidation in the industry. But over time, we expect several things to happen. First, more providers will enter the space and consolidation will continue. Second, the lines between multi- and single-family rental providers will dissolve, meaning companies will do both. Third, the SFR industry will be viewed as a profitable business that is attractive to investors as NHRC members lead in transparency and disclosure of key financial and operating metrics.  And finally, technology will continue to unlock greater efficiencies, even better financial performance and an enhanced resident experience.MReport: What areas/metros/cities are experiencing the most growth in terms of SFRs?Bartling: NRHC members have properties in most regions of the country. The strongest SFR markets are located in communities that are experiencing significant job and population growth, and we are focused on continuing to expand access to professionally managed single-family rental homes throughout the United States in communities where economies are strong and where Americans want to live. Investors National Rental Home Council Single Family Rental Market 2016-03-17 Staff Writercenter_img Share 5 Things Investors Need to Know About the Single-Family Rental Marketlast_img read more