New Delhi: Veteran boxer Mary Kom on Wednesday indicated that the system of boxers having to go through trials ahead of big tournaments needs to be relooked at. Earlier, it had emerged that the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) cancelled trials in Mary Kom’s 51kg category for the World Boxing Championships and had sent her name for it based on her past performances. IANS had reported that Asian Championships bronze medallist Nikhat Zareen, who would have faced Mary Kom in the trial, had then shot a letter to the BFI seeking an explanation as to why she was not given a chance to compete for the spot despite being ready to appear for the trials. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “It’s not in my hand,” Mary Kom said when asked if the system of trials should be shunted. “It is up to the BFI. Maybe they can change the programme. Those who are performing can get direct quotas to the tournaments,” she said. The 36-year-old six-time world champion then gave the example of badminton. “Other games don’t have trials. Have Saina Nehwal and P.V. SIndhu ever given trials? Sometimes it feels very strange to keep giving these trials. I have said very clearly, the authorities should decide who is doing better. I will not decide,” she said. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later Mary Kom also denied any role in her name being sent directly for the World’s and the cancellation of the trials. “Ask BFI about that. These kind of decisions I cannot take by myself. I had no involvement in this decision. This is all in the hands of the BFI,” she said. Mary Kom has won six golds and a silver at the AIBA Women’s World Championships, thus making her the most successful boxer in the tournament’s history. The 2019 edition of the World Championships will be held from October 3 to 13 in Ulan-Ude, Russia.
“While it is true that in the big scheme of things, this is a small step, it is nevertheless, an important one,” UNICEF’s Chief of Education Francisco Basili said.”Every child has a right to an education and it is important that we find these school dropouts understand better why they are not in school and identify local and national resources to comprehensively integrate them back into society.”Over the past year the joint initiative, known as DESCOL, has helped more than 400 youngsters attain both basic education and vocational skills in the Indian Ocean island of some 18 million inhabitants, where one in every five children still does not go to school and only 39 out of every 100 pupils complete primary school.”I was so glad the day my mother saw the poster advertising this project,” said William, 16, one of the new graduates who lives in the capital Antananarivo. “I dropped out of school in the third grade because my father did not have a job and my family was too poor to send me to school. But due to this initiative, I can make receipts and even bake cakes.”DESCOL operates in 17 districts around Antananarivo. With UNICEF and Ministry of Education help each district identifies local artists who take in the young people as apprentices and provide them with future income generating skills in areas such as baking, mechanics and tailoring.Running for nine months for each group of young people, it includes three months of basic education training when young people learn basic numeric, Malagasy, French and civic education, including HIV/AIDS prevention and health issues, followed by a six month vocational training course. read more
Ms. Bárcena comes to UN Headquarters from the world body’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), where she has served as Deputy Executive Secretary since 2003.Before that, she worked for four years heading the Commission’s Environment and Human Settlements Division.Her career has focused on public policies for sustainable development, with particular emphasis on environment, ecology and social issues. Among other highlights, Ms. Bárcena was the Founding Director of the Earth Council in Costa Rica. In the Government of Mexico she was Director-General of the National Institute of Fisheries and Vice-minister of Ecology.Mrs. Bárcena, who has taught and conducted research on botany, ethnobotany and ecology, was educated at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico and Harvard University.In another staffing development, the Secretary-General announced today the forthcoming resignation of Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs Nobuyasu Abe, who will be returning to the service of the Government of Japan.Through his spokesman, the Secretary-General expressed gratitude for the dedicated service that Mr. Abe rendered during his two and a half year tenure as Under-Secretary-General, paying tribute to his “quiet leadership and sound political judgment in addressing the many challenges which the Organization faces in the field of disarmament and international peace and security.”Mr. Abe’s resignation will take effect at the beginning of next month. read more
business report|mike eppel|tech stocks Business report with Mike Eppel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Aug 6, 2013 5:52 am MDT Senior business editor Mike Eppel reveals how tech stocks are doing on the markets.
The first remanufactured tyres incorporating Michelin Durable Technologies have rolled off Michelin’s new Remix truck tyre retreading operation in Stoke-on-Trent.This follows a £20m investment programme to upgrade machinery and equipment at the site which will transform Michelin’s UK Remix operation into a world-leading production facility.Michelin Durable Technologies are a set of tread pattern and tyre ‘architecture’ innovations that extend performance beyond conventional lifespans. The first tyres incorporating Michelin Durable Technologies were launched in the UK and Ireland in 2006 and represented a breakthrough in commercial vehicle tyre manufacturing.The funding for the modernisation of the factory has been supported by government under the Grant for Business Investment and is part of a long-term plan to sustain manufacturing in the North Staffordshire region.Michelin UK’s Managing Director, Eric Le Corre said, “This project has seen exciting and challenging technological developments at the site which will help take the factory into the future, and ensure we can continue to offer our customers products with even greater performance and economy in use.”Business Minister, Mark Prisk, was on site to see the first tyres roll off the new production line, adding, “I am delighted that Michelin is investing in the Stoke plant and making it into a world-leading modern manufacturing facility. Supported by government, this investment is helping to protect over 400 skilled jobs.”The new facilities, with high specification manufacturing equipment, will offer skills development opportunities to employees, increase productivity and provide improved working conditions. The investment will also significantly reduce solvent emissions, with the plant becoming a benchmark facility for the retreading industry worldwide.The investment in the Stoke-on-Trent Remix factory enables Michelin to remould tyres incorporating Michelin Durable Technologies within the UK for the first time. Previously, these latest generation tyres were sent to Michelin factories in mainland Europe.Michelin has manufacturing facilities in Stoke-on-Trent, Dundee and Ballymena. For more information about UK automotive manufacturing, download Motor Industry Facts 2012. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more
Another fake Pokemon Go app is infecting players’ phonesYandex web browser launches Stay on target The FBI is reportedly urging private sector businesses to ditch cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab.Long-held suspicions that Russian spies use the Moscow-based company as a global intelligence-gathering tool have put a strain on its relationship with the United States.Now, tensions are escalating as feds try to expunge Kaspersky products and services from various firms, according to CyberScoop, which cited “current and former senior US officials familiar with the matter.”Since early this year, the Bureau has reportedly been meeting with energy and tech companies to warn them of the threat posed by the security provider, which officials claim can not be trusted to protect America’s critical infrastructure.The FBI confirmed to Geek that it “regularly meets with” private sector organizations as part of its “outreach efforts.”“While we may discuss security concerns, we do not tell private sector organizations what business decision to make,” an agency spokesman said in a statement.“If these briefings are actually occurring, it’s extremely disappointing that a government agency would take such actions against a law-abiding and ethical company like Kaspersky Lab,” a spokeswoman said in a statement.The proclamation, emailed to Geek.com, repeatedly denies accusations of “unethical ties or affiliations with any government, including Russia,” and claims that the private firm is “caught in the middle of a geopolitical fight.”Kaspersky Lab, it said, “[is] being treated unfairly even though the company has never helped, nor will help, any government in the world with its cyber espionage or offensive cyber efforts.”CEO Eugene Kaspersky, who co-founded the provider in 1997, has even offered to meet with officials, testify before Congress, and provide source code for audit in an effort to clear his name. It seems, however, that the olive branch has been ignored.“The company simply wants the opportunity to answer any questions and assist all concerned government organizations with any investigations,” the spokeswoman said, “as Kaspersky Lab ardently believes a deeper examination of the company will confirm that these allegations are completely unfounded.”Law enforcement meetings, however, have yielded mixed results, according to CyberScoop, which suggested most energy firms have cooperated, many of them signing deals with Kaspersky’s rivals. Tech titans, meanwhile, are reportedly pushing back against the FBI’s advice.This secretive strong-arming comes amidst presidential action in July to remove Kaspersky Lab from two lists of approved vendors from which government agencies can purchase technology equipment.Editor’s Note: This story was updated on Aug. 23 with comment from the FBI.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. read more
Stay on target For most paleontologists, a typical day in the field is serene, reflective, and generally odorless.For a team of excavators from Chicago’s Field Museum, however, it involves scraping swamp rabbits and armadillos off the Louisiana highway.“We want to know what the dinosaurs ate and what their habitats were like, but before we can do that, we need to understand what their environment was like,” according to study author Thomas Cullen, a postdoctoral researcher at the natural history museum. “We need to look at similar environments today.”More specifically, they need to look at the chemical makeup of remains of animals living in similar environments today.“You are what you eat, more or less,” Cullen said in a statement, before launching into a scientific explanation.Different plants contain different relative amounts of heavy or light stable isotopes—naturally occurring variants of elements. When animals eat those plants—or eat other animals that eat those plants—they absorb the isotopes into their tissue.Luckily for Cullen & Co., stable isotopes don’t necessarily deteriorate with death or fossilization. In fact, those preserved in the bones or teeth can stay intact for tens of millions of years, providing a glimpse into the lives of dinosaurs.“We wanted to check if the stable isotope methods that we typically have available really work for dinosaur paleontology, and particularly for characterizing ancient wetland ecosystems,” Cullen said. “So, we checked those methods in a modern coastal floodplain forest ecosystem where we already roughly know the right answers.“It was a due diligence exercise, and it involved playing with a lot of roadkill.”Driving around Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River Basin, the group picked up corpses “between meetings” with the state’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.“We didn’t really expect it to be too successful, but it actually ended up being super effective,” Cullen admitted. “We collected something like 40 [to] 50 samples representing about 15 species in the first couple days.”“The first few were really gross,” Cullen explained, recalling a particularly revolting experience with a dead racoon. “But we got desensitized.”Dozens more road-side carcasses followed, along with specimens provided by universities and museums, donated from local naturalists, and presented by Swamp People‘s Landry family.Back at the lab, the team analyzed tissue samples, only to find the results “a little fuzzy.” Without prior knowledge of what racoons and alligators eat, the isotope-based analysis would not have been precise enough to work.“Ideally, you’d be able to distinguish each animal by what it was eating and where in the habitat it was living,” Cullen said. “With fossils, we can’t go out and watch what an animal’s eating or exactly what habitat it prefers, so we should be conservative with our interpretations from this sort of data.”The study of stable isotopes should not be ruled out, though. More exotic systems than oxygen and carbon may yield better results.Read more details of the study, published last week in the journal Royal Society Open Science.More on Geek.com:New Species of Tiny Tyrannosaur Sheds Light on T. Rex RelativeNew Dinosaur Species With Spiny Backbone Discovered in PatagoniaAsteroid Impacts Increased Around Time of Largest Extinction Event Scientists Uncover New Evidence of Asteroid That Killed DinosaursEgg Fossils Provide Glimpse Into Prehistoric Parenting read more
Arsenal manager Unai Emery praised both Mesut Ozil and Alexander Lacazette for their contribution in the 3-2 Premier League win over Cardiff City on Sunday.Ozil’s place in the Arsenal squad under Emery has was in doubt considering the demands of the new Gunners boss.However, Ozil played 84 minutes of the victory in Wales and was praised by his manager afterward.Emery said: “Ozil, with his quality, I think we need him to give us his moments in the match.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“In the second half he played a good match, he worked every minute he was on the pitch. Maybe in the second half, with his position on the pitch, I think he feels better.”It was a hard-fought win for Arsenal, who were twice pegged back by their newly promoted opponents before Alexander Lacazette’s powerful winner in the final 10 minutes.Asked about Lacazette’s performance, Emery said: “I’m very pleased. ‘I spoke with him because I know him at Lyon. I know he has a big capacity to score in the box and when the team gives him good options.“He has good data to score and today he showed us. It’s good for his confidence.” read more
Theresa Collins, left, and Jami Hicks are two of the four business partners behind Pot Luck Events.Marijuana is in legal limbo in Alaska. Multiple bills in the Legislature will determine everything from permits to penalties, and in the meantime municipalities are scrambling find rules that protect the public, but also make room for an emerging industry. A new business in Anchorage is taking its first tentative steps forward navigating the shifting legal landscape.Download AudioInside a brand new private marijuana club air purifiers whir. The room is huge, with a stage at one end, lounge chairs in another, and high ceilings.“We have a bar,” said Theresa Collins before adding, “no alcohol products!”Collins showed off jars of free candy and abundant soda options. “We got our food permit and so we do have a munchies menu–been doing like little sliders, nachos, different kind of munchie items for our members.”Collins is one of the co-owners of Pot Luck Events, a members-only private business hoping to capitalize on Alaska’s expanding legal market for marijuana.“We’re not selling marijuana, we’re selling an experience. We want a safe place for people to come and consume their marijuana products,” Collins explained. “There is no place like this in Anchorage, and people have been asking for it.”As far as anyone knows, the Pot Luck club is doing everything legally. Costumers buy a membership package ranging from $20 for a month, to $500 for a year’s worth of access to events, a VIP lounge, and line skipping.You can bring marijuana as long as it is less that one ounce, but you cannot buy or sell marijuana products inside because so far the state does not allow legal sales. Members are not breaking prohibitions against consuming in public because the club is private. And before even passing coat check, new members are have to show ID and sign a waiver that outlines good conduct. Breaking it gets you kicked out.It is less like a bar to drop into than an events hall hosting parties, cannabis tastings, and assorted special occasions.“We’ve actually had interest for two weddings,” said Collins. “We’re definitely open to any type of event that somebody wants to have, and it doesn’t have to be 420 friendly.”The space’s soft open was last week, “St. Potrick’s Day,” which Collins said went extremely well.Puns aside, marijuana is serious business, and Collins and her partners have invested a lot of money and time making sure they are on the right side of existing rules. It has not been easy. They struggled to find insurance, a space to rent, and are running everything by a lawyer for advice on compliance with city, state, and Federal rules that are changing week to week.“You can operate successfully in a professional way, and still have fun,” explained Jami Hicks, another of Pot Luck Events four owners.On top of raising money and hiring a staff of 15, part of their business plan has been reaching out to neighbors and law enforcement so everyone knows what they are doing. “That was the first thing,” said Hicks, “meet the neighbors, shake hands, find out what the community needs.”Even though the laws on marijuana are a bit murky right now, that does not mean new businesses can operate carte blanche. The Anchorage Police Department recently executed a search warrant on a high profile business allegedly selling cannabis products, with more charges expected.Bruce Schulte is the spokesman for the Coalition for Responsible Cannabis Legislation, and says Pot Luck Events is the kind of business that policy advocates have been hoping would appear after Ballot Measure 2 passed.“They are being good neighbors, they are being very up-front with APD and the fire marshall about what they’re doing, and how many people are going to be on-sight, so I think that’s helping perception, they’re doing everything they can to be model citizens and I think that’s hugely important right now,” Schulte said.With just a few weeks left in the legislative session, several Assembly members of a sub-committee tasked with overseeing marijuana implementation in Anchorage see the prospect of comprehensive state-wide legislation as unlikely. And that shifts the job of regulation to local governments. Which is fine for many officials in Alaska’s largest city. The municipality has already gotten into the particulars of looking at permit structures and public consumption rules. Todd Sherwood is with the city’s legal department, and says they are hoping for more municipal discretion in designing regulations.“Every municipality is a little different, but that’s one thing I would say we generally agree on is we want the maximum amount of local control,” said Todd Sherwood with the municipality’s legal department. “But we just don’t know what we can do until we have a complete package really from the state, and then we can work with that.”Pot Luck Events is just one business getting out in front of the changing circumstances. However, they are not alone. Hicks said they have been contacted by around 50 vendors and businesses about collaborating on events. For now they feel like they have been lucky with how things have come together. They even found a building that is its own advertisement.“When 420 W. 3rd Avenue came up we couldn’t really pass that up,” Hicks laughed. read more
The population of endangered southern resident killer whales has dwindled to 76 individuals. (Photo courtesy Holly Fearnbach/NOAA)Washington state officials have proposed a new tack to save the Pacific Northwest’s critically endangered orca population.Listen nowTheir idea is to boost salmon hatchery production by 10 million to 20 million more fish per year to provide more food for the iconic killer whales.No one wants to see orcas starve, but reliance on fish hatcheries leaves some whale advocacy groups uneasy.There are just 76 orcas left in the pods that call the inland waters of the Northwest home. That’s the lowest number in more than three decades. Numerous factors take the blame for the dwindling population, but one of the biggest according to biologists is lack of prey.Chinook salmon are the preferred food for these orcas.Sport fisherman Greg King can relate.“The science is there. They’re dying,” King said. “We’re on a world stage here right now. The whole world is watching us. Are we going to let these orca whales die and have that blood on our hands? I don’t think we want that.”King trooped to the Washington Legislature this month to support spending tax dollars to increase hatchery production of Chinook—also known as king—salmon.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife first proposed this idea and the governor is running with it.State Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, independently put forward the concept and is getting traction with both parties in the legislature.On one level, the idea is pretty simple; rear more salmon at maybe a half-dozen existing hatcheries throughout the state with spare capacity and release them.Some of that could happen at the Hoodsport salmon hatchery on Hood Canal.“We want to see if we can add to that prey base here from Hoodsport,” said Rob Allan, state Fish and Wildlife Regional Hatchery managerAsked whether he thinks this will work — that enough of the fish will survive to grow big enough to interest the killer whales — Allan said he hopes so.“All we know is that we release fish, they go out to the salt (water) and then they come back,” Allan said. “So then it’s up to the whales to go ahead and eat ’em. We think it’s going to help.”But potential complications abound.The federal government will need to give the OK because both the Puget Sound orcas and many wild salmon runs they used to feed on are listed as endangered.“Hatchery fish has been identified as a bit detrimental to recovery of wild stocks,” Allan said. “They want us to put the reins on it a bit.”Hatchery fish could compete for resources with wild stocks and they might interbreed. It’ll be a challenge to identify the right salmon stocks, hatchery locations and run timing.“Where do we emphasize, you know a chinook or a chum salmon? Where do they need to be when the whales are there?” Allan said. “Also where are we not going to have this impact on wild fish? So it’s a real juggling match.”The federal government’s Southern Resident killer whale recovery coordinator said she is in discussions about how to make this work.“We need to come up with creative solutions,” Lynne Barre of NOAA Fisheries said. “There is kind of a sense of urgency around the whales with the recent losses.”Environmental groups are the most wary of the orca food pantry concept as it proceeds through the Legislature, though not opposed.“Given the urgency with orcas and the critical need for food to be available to sustain orca populations, everything is on the table,” Darcy Nonemacher said. Nonemacher handles government affairs for the Washington Environmental Council. “At the same time, we do not want have hatcheries done in a way that undermines listed salmon and other species that orcas eat, in particular chinook salmon.”The president of the Orca Conservancy, another group, said using hatcheries to feed the orcas should only be a “short-term” solution until wild runs rebound.The governor’s office says it may take years to figure out if the supplemental feeding strategy works so they’ve penciled in indefinite funding.One way to measure results would be to collect and dissect orca poop to see what they ate, which is easier said than done.Environmentalists have long favored breaching dams on the lower Snake River to boost salmon numbers and are now directly linking that to creating food for orcas.However, breaching those federal dams appears to have minimal support in Congress.Separately, the Washington Legislature is debating a bill to reduce noise impacts on orcas by imposing a seven-knot vessel speed limit within 400 yards of an endangered resident killer whale.Additionally, the governor and state Senate have proposed to increase spending on marine patrols to enforce such a speed limit and existing rules for boaters to stay at least 200 yards away from whales.Both the governor’s office and legislators are talking about creating a Southern Resident killer whale task force to focus on securing more public and private resources and support for orca recovery efforts.Gov. Jay Inslee included nearly $4 million for various orca recovery initiatives, including increased hatchery production and vessel enforcement, in his 2018 budget requests now pending before the state Legislature.Canada is working on its own orca protection plan with many similar elements.The Southern Resident killer whales routinely cross the maritime border between Washington state and British Columbia.In 2014, state Department of Fish and Wildlife hatcheries released around 145 million juvenile salmon and steelhead, about one-third of which were Chinook.A 10 million increase in king salmon production for the purpose of feeding hungry orcas would equate to a 20 percent increase in annual releases of that species.Hatchery fish not eaten by the killer whales may provide increased fishing opportunities for humans.The proposed budget authorization to rear the first cohort of Chinook salmon to feed the orcas comes in at $1.5 million. read more
Share HPDAndre Timothy Jackson was charged Friday and is being held in the Harris County Jail on $100,000 bond.Houston police say they’ve charged a 27-year-old Houston man with murder in the stabbing death of an 11-year-old who was walking home from school last month.Gail DelaughterHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Acting Police Chief Martha Montalvo and Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson held a news conference Saturday morning to discuss the arrest of Andre Timothy Jackson.Jackson was charged Friday and is being held in the Harris County Jail on $100,000 bond.Earlier this week, authorities released surveillance video featuring a “person of interest” in the slaying of Josue Flores. The sixth-grader was attacked on May 17 as he was walking home from school. read more
The Nintendo Classic Mini will be released this fall and comes preloaded with 30 old-school Nintendo Entertainment System titles. While this is great news for anyone that is into classic gaming, the game count of this mini system is admittedly on the small side, especially considering how large the NES library is. The official mini Nintendo wasn’t good enough for one man who took it upon himself to create something better from scratch.A creator by the name of Daft Mike used a Raspberry Pi computer and a 3D printer to make his own fully functional mini NES. Unlike the Classic Mini, this mini NES’ cartridge slot actually opens. It even has a pair of mini NES controllers. In the video below, Daft Mike explains how he created this ingenious little console.The console itself is unable to play games off the mini cartridges since they don’t actually have anything on them. The cartridges have an NFC tag on them. When they are inserted into the system, the mini NES reads the tag, and if the game is stored in the Raspberry Pi’s memory, it will boot it up. The cartridges don’t have to be married to a specific game either. New tags can be written on the cartridges to have them boot up different games — even ones that weren’t on the NES.Seeing this user-created console sort of makes the official a little disappointing in comparison. If you have the means and the technical know-how to create your own Raspberry Pi powered, 3D printed mini Nintendo, why not give it a shot? Follow this link to see a more in-depth look at how this mini Nintendo was made. Game & Watch TiiVii1/19Wearables are the next big thing. That is, if you ignore virtual reality, augmented reality, and literally everything else that is more interesting than wearables. Which means the Nintendo NX is surely a wearable watch screen with a stylus that unwraps into a TV controller.Photo Credit: Neogaf.<><> read more
Brewing the world’s hottest Guinness (Phys.org)—A panel of experts on the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) has decided to recommend closing the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) in New York. The move comes after budget cuts for physics research via the Department of Energy, (DOE) in the United States, has led to making hard decisions regarding which facilities to continue to fund, and which to cut. As of 2007, the DOE was responsible for funding three major nuclear research facilities with a budget standing at $547 million. The panel found itself tasked with choosing between three very expensive projects. The first, RHIC, has been in operation for approximately 10 years and revolves around studying what happens when heavy ions are smashed together (inside twin accelerators) and the incredibly hot temperatures that result. Closing the facility would mean shutting down the last big collider in the U.S. The second project, the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) in Virginia is currently under renovation. Researchers there accelerate electrons to the point where it becomes possible to study the proton and its particles, e.g. quarks, etc. The third project, currently under construction in Michigan is called the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) – its mission will be to study exotic nuclei.Ultimately, the decision came down to what made the most sense financially. Money has already been allocated to CEBAF ($310 million), thus shutting it down would have meant throwing away the initial investment. And FRIB has received a lot of funding from the state of Michigan, thus it was seen as safe. RHIC, on the other hand, because it competes with the Large Hadron Collider, seemed more expendable because research done there might in some ways be replicated.The committee’s recommendation isn’t the final word on the matter, of course, but officials at the DOE have in the past tended to follow the guidelines of its own recommendation committee, which in this case will almost certainly mean the shuttering of the RHIC facility. Doing so, many in the field, have lamented, will mean loss of physics jobs, lost research opportunities, and perhaps, a degrading of the edge the United States still holds in nuclear physics research. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: NSAC to recommend closing BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider facility (2013, January 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-01-nsac-bnl-relativistic-heavy-ion.html © 2013 Phys.org Explore further More information: www.bnl.gov/rhic/www.tvworldwide.com/events/DOE/130128/default.cfm read more
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Deloitte’s Consumer Spending Index was largely flat in February, seeing “only a marginal change” amid moderate economic growth, the professional services company reported.The index, which tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future spending, edged down slightly to 3.9 from a reading of 4.0 in January.“The fundamentals for consumer spending remain stable,” said Daniel Bachman, senior U.S. economist for Deloitte. “While the economy continues to grow at a moderate pace, expect growth to accelerate over the next six to eighteen months, and the outlook for consumer spending to improve along with the economy.”The index comprises four economic components: tax burden, initial unemployment claims, real wages, and real home prices.According to Deloitte, the tax burden was the only component to remain unchanged, staying flat at 11.8 percent.Real hourly wages continued their course of gradual increases, coming up 0.2 percent to $8.82; at the same time, the four-week moving average of initial unemployment claims fell 7 percent month-over-month to 332,600.On the housing front, real new home prices dipped 2.3 percent from January’s $113,000, resting at $111,000 last month.All things considered, the current environment is a perfect one for firms looking to move into new markets or enhance their offerings, says Alison Paul, vice chairman of Deloitte and sector leader of its Retail & Distribution segment.“While businesses may be inclined to play it safe with regard to their investment strategies, the time may be right to make a strategic play now,” Paul said. Share Consumer Spending Measure Flat in February Confidence Consumer spending Deloitte 2014-03-20 Tory Barringer March 20, 2014 421 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News read more
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