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September 4, 2021

US manufacturing sector grows at slowest rate in 10 years in May

first_img Share whatsapp Harry Robertson Monday 3 June 2019 3:17 pm US manufacturing sector grows at slowest rate in 10 years in May Tags: Donald Trump Manufacturing sector People center_img The US manufacturing sector grew at its slowest rate since 2009 in May, according to survey data released today, in a sign that the world’s biggest economy is losing momentum.Read more: European stock markets bleed red as Trump takes trade war to Mexico Tariffs were widely blamed for dampening demand and increasing costs, helping bosses’ confidence about future output fall to the lowest level since 2012, the latest survey from data firm IHS Markit has shown.The news comes just days after US President Donald Trump announced he would be slapping a five per cent tariff on all Mexican exports from 10 June. He said the move was to try and force Mexico to reduce the number of migrants going to the US.Global investors have been jittery since Trump ratcheted up tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods from 10 per cent to 25 per cent last month. Global stock markets fell sharply in May as investors fled to safer assets.Today’s IHS Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI), a closely-watched gauge of how the sector is performing, fell to 50.5 in May from 52.6 in April. This was the lowest reading since the fallout from the financial crisis in September 2009.The data firm said the sector has slowed considerably in the second quarter so far compared to the first three months of the year. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemPost FunThe Deadliest Snakes Ever Found On The PlanetPost Fun Manufacturers signalled the first decline in new orders since 2009 in May, while new business from abroad contracted for the first time since July 2018.Chris Williamson, chief business economist at IHS Markit, said: “New orders are falling at a rate not seen since 2009, causing increasing numbers of firms to cut production and employment.”While tariffs have weakened demand and pushed costs higher, Williamson said, “producers and their suppliers often reported the need to hold selling prices lower amid lacklustre demand.”Read more: European stocks slide as US-China trade war escalates“While this bodes well for inflation, profit margins are clearly being squeezed as a result,” he said. “Production is set to act as a further drag on GDP, with factory payroll numbers likewise in decline.” last_img read more

September 4, 2021

European business leaders call on Biden to hike emissions cuts by 2030

first_imgTuesday 13 April 2021 11:28 am In a joint statement, 107 chief execs and lawmakers wrote: “We, European political decision makers, CEOs, business organizations, trade unions and think tanks, call the United States to fulfill its ambitions by adopting a climate goal of reducing by at least 50 per cent GHG emissions by 2030 compared to 2005 levels.”  At the moment, the US has pledged to reduce emissions by 26 per cent -28 per cent by 2025, under a commitment signed by former President Barack Obama. Edward Thicknesse More From Our Partners I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Share A group of European business leaders and politicians have today called on US President Joe Biden to dramatically increase its commitment to cutting greenhouse gases by the end of the decade. European business leaders call on Biden to hike emissions cuts by 2030 Biden has made climate change a central plank of his presidency so far, with his recent $2 trillion infrastructure strategy setting out plans to spend billions on assets such as electric vehicle charge points. Cutting emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 would closer align the US with the EU’s pledge to cut emissions by 55 per cent by the end of the decade. (Getty Images) Show Comments ▼ The statement comes ahead of a virtual gathering of world leaders on 22 April, at which the US is expected to reveal its latest emissions-cutting target. The letter, which was co-ordinated by French European Parliament Pascal Canfin, was signed by chief execs including Unilever’s Alan Jope and H&M’s Helena Helmersson. Tags: Climate change COP26 whatsapp Cutting emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 would closer align the US with the EU’s pledge to cut emissions by 55 per cent by the end of the decade. (Getty Images) Also Read: European business leaders call on Biden to hike emissions cuts by 2030 whatsapp Before the Open: Get the jump on the markets with our early morning newsletter Environmental analysts have said that a cut of 57 to 63 per cent would put the US on track to reduce emissions to net-zero by 2050, in line with the Paris Climate Accords. Hiking emissions cuts to 50 per cent by 2030 would closely align the US’ climate targets to those of the EU, which has set out plans to reduce emissions by 55 per cent by the same deadline.last_img read more

August 24, 2021

Karen Crane hopes to be Juneau’s next ‘activist mayor’

first_imgJuneau | Local Government | SyndicatedKaren Crane hopes to be Juneau’s next ‘activist mayor’January 20, 2016 by Elizabeth Jenkins Share:Juneau Assemblymember Karen Crane has decided to run for mayor.Crane has been on the assembly for nearly six years. She is the former president of the Alaska League of Women Voters and a member of the Juneau branch. She’s also active in Southeast’s United Way and served in the Alaska Municipal League. She is a retired library, archives and museum director for the state.Crane said she hopes to bring leadership and experience to position.“I really want to be an activist mayor. Really out and promoting and supporting Juneau,” Crane said. “I think the mayor is going to have to be really, really visible. Not only in the community but across the state.”So far, Ken Koelsch is the only other candidate who has filed to run. Candidates have until Jan. 25 to file. The special election is March 15.When Mayor Greg Fisk died in November, he was replaced by Deputy Mayor Mary Becker. In December, the assembly voted in 5-3 to hold a special election. Crane voted yes.Share this story:last_img read more

June 23, 2021

Nuance begins selling AI system to automate physician note-taking during exams

first_img Casey Ross By Casey Ross Feb. 24, 2020 Reprints @caseymross National Technology Correspondent Casey covers the use of artificial intelligence in medicine and its underlying questions of safety, fairness, and privacy. He is the co-author of the newsletter STAT Health Tech. Nuance begins selling AI system to automate physician note-taking during exams What’s included? Tags Artificial IntelligenceHealth IThospitalsphysiciansSTAT+ Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Log In | Learn More center_img GET STARTED Health Tech About the Author Reprints [email protected] Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Adobe What is it? The medical speech recognition company Nuance said Monday it will begin widely selling an artificial intelligence system to automate physician note-taking.The system, built in a partnership with Microsoft, uses technology wired into the walls of the exam room to record and build a narrative of each patient encounter that is uploaded into electronic health records. Physicians can use voice commands to fill in specific fields within the health record, including the patient’s list of medical problems and medication orders.last_img read more

June 20, 2021

Weather warnings in place for strong winds and heavy rain

first_img Council Weather warnings in place for strong winds and heavy rain By Siun Lennon – 9th November 2018 Facebook Pinterest Both local and national weather forecasters are issuing warnings about stormy conditions and strong winds taking place over the country today.Midland Weather channel posted a status about heavy winds and rain.“Stormy conditions are likely for a time tomorrow in many areas of the country, especially along coastal areas of the west, south and east.“Winds in exposed coastal areas will reach anywhere between 110-130 km/h, with some disruption to ferry services likely on the Irish Sea.Laois and much of the Midlands is expected to be most affected between 3pm to 5pm.“The peak winds will occur in southwestern and western areas between 07:00 and 11:00 am, before transferring to central and southern areas between 11:00 and 15:00 pm, and finally in eastern coastal counties between 14:00 and 17:00 pm.“Heavy rain is also likely to accompany the strong winds, with rainfall totals of between 15-35 mm likely. This will make for rather dangerous driving conditions at times, with some spot flooding likely in places.”Met Éireann issued a status yellow rainfall warning for Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Galway, Mayo, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford will be in place until 6pm.The last of the downpours is expected to clear northwards tonight.Commuters are advised to take caution and slow down during heavy winds and rain.SEE ALSO – Laois shines bright at the Midlands customer service awards Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Facebook Pinterest Twitter Home News Community Weather warnings in place for strong winds and heavy rain NewsCommunity New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Community TAGSLaois WeatherMidland Weather Channel Previous articleLaois shines bright at the Midlands customer service awardsNext articleVeteran Miller set for latest battle in long career with Annanough Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Community Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

June 14, 2021

Hubble Space Telescope Topic Of CU-Boulder Fiske Planetarium Show

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: March 5, 2003 The Hubble Space Telescope’s “greatest hits” will be highlighted at CU-Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium on Friday, March 14, and Tuesday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. Doug Duncan, director of the Fiske Planetarium and Sommers-Bausch Observatory at the University of Colorado at Boulder will present his live show the “Hubble Space Telescope and Beyond.” “During the show, we’ll highlight some of the most remarkable images the Hubble has obtained during its 12-year lifetime,” Duncan said. The audience will take part in a unique hands-on demonstration to learn how the Hubble works. The show also will include a look ahead to the next generation of space telescopes and their potential for the future, he said. Fiske Planetarium’s lobby now features an exhibit that includes an instrument from the telescope returned by astronauts. The exhibit “The Hubble Telescope: Images and Instruments” also highlights Hubble observations obtained by CU faculty and research staff, according to Duncan, who operated one of the original instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope, known as the Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph. The program is suitable for ages 10 through adult. Admission for the show is $5 for adults, $4 for students and $3 for children and seniors. The Sommers-Bausch Observatory will be open to the public after the Friday evening show, weather permitting. Admission to the observatory is free. For more information about Fiske Planetarium and other shows and programs, call (303) 492-5001 or visit the Web site at http://www.Colorado.EDU/fiske/ .last_img read more

June 14, 2021

Class of 2018: #ILookLikeAnEngineer

first_img Be Featured Read More Stories Published: March 9, 2018 #ILookLikeAnEngineerWhy did you choose engineering at CU Boulder?Since I was a kid, I understood just how cool it was that CU Boulder had a real-life buffalo run the field before each football game. I loved the idea of having the option to go up skiing for a day and being able to make it back in time to do homework that night. I loved the challenge engineering would provide me and the opportunities it offered after school.What does the #iLookLikeAnEngineer hashtag mean to you?It means I have a support system and can feel comfortable being one of five girls in a class of 100. It’s means I should be proud that I’m different, but also take the opportunity to show others that if I did it, you can too. What are three things that make you unique?I am left-handed.I am the first one in my family to not go to UCONN as well as get an engineering degree.I have worked the last four years for the BOLD Center putting on events for Girl Scouts to learn about engineering in hopes to help them realize how awesome it can actually be.What are your career goals?I hope to one day (by one day, I mean in May…) work at a bio-medical company bettering the quality of life for all people.Do you have a favorite quote or mantra?”She believed she could, so she did” –R.S. GreyWhat are your hobbies?Skiing, soccer, vacationing, hanging out with friends, boating, water sports, hiking, shopping on amazon, Netflix.What do you enjoy most about engineering?The reward – meaning although it is so challenging, and at times seems like the worst decision of my life, after I graduate I have the knowledge and skills necessary to make a difference. I have endless options as to where to take my career.What is your favorite engineering experience?My favorite engineering experience would have to be putting on the events that I do for the Girl Scouts to learn about engineering. I can’t describe the feeling I get when I have these girls come up to me after the event, telling me how excited they are to one day be an engineer. Being able to share the amazing knowledge I have gained through engineering is something I will forever be thankful I am able to do.Do you have any advice for a student just starting their engineering journey?There are two huge reasons I am graduating with an engineering degree in May. One, I made an amazing group of friends freshmen year that struggled through the multiple F’s on midterms with me. Those friends became my lifeline and my biggest support system. The second reason I stuck with engineering is because I was fortunate to find BOLD Center. I not only was offered a job there and able to make money at a place that worked around my rigorous schedule, I was also able to find support there. The BOLD Center staff has stuck with me the entire journey and has been that family that every engineering student needs. I will never be able to thank the BOLD Center enough for all they have done for me.Caitlyn Hughes, Mechanical Engineering Class of May 2018Tags:#ILookLikeAnEngineercenter_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via E-maillast_img read more

June 11, 2021

New complaint filed over Airport leases

first_imgHomeNewsAirportNew complaint filed over Airport leases Sep. 15, 2016 at 9:16 amAirportNew complaint filed over Airport leasesMatthew Hall5 years agoatlantic aviationaviationcity of santa monicaFAAleasesPart 16Santa Monica Airportsanta monica newssmo The Santa Monica Airport is the subject of another legal dispute.Atlantic Aviation has filed a new Part 16 complaint against the city alleging the city is in violation of its federal mandates due to its ongoing attempts to close the airport and specifically a decision to deny long-term leases to aviation tenants.Disputes over airport operations are governed by a specific set of rules that require complaints to be heard by the Federal Aviation Administration. Pending the outcome of an FAA decision, the ruling can be appealed through the federal court system.The new complaint alleges the city has violated a requirement to “make the airport available as an airport for public use on reasonable terms and without unjust discrimination” because leases are not available to some kinds of businesses.City Hall chose not to provide leases to aviation tenants last year and Atlantic contents that failing to provide long-term leases to aviation tenants amounts so discrimination.“First, the City’s refusal to offer the Complainant any written leasing agreement, much less a lease of appropriate duration, is patently unreasonable,” said the letter sent to the FAA. “By refusing to extend any aviation leases, and by refusing to offer Complainant a lease on reasonable terms, the City has contravened its federal obligations.”The letter also states the city’s plans to take over operations from Atlantic will result in illegal behavior aimed at closing the airport.Earlier this year, Council passed a resolution calling for closure of the airport by 2018, directing staff to begin planning for a park on the site and authorizing a city takeover of private airport services such as those provided by Atlantic.“If the City is permitted to take over Complainant’s fixed base operation (FBO) at SMO, as it has resolved to do, it will do all it can to minimize air traffic by limiting fuel sales to commercially-infeasible fuels and by offering substandard services and inconvenient hours,” said the letter.Atlantic is requesting an expedited hearing in light of the City’s recent actions. According to the document, the company could be served with an eviction notice anytime after Sept. 15 and the City’s goal is to takeover operations by Dec. 31 of this year.City Hall is involved in several ongoing disputes over airport operations including other Part 16 hearings and a federal [email protected] :atlantic aviationaviationcity of santa monicaFAAleasesPart 16Santa Monica Airportsanta monica newssmoshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCarjacking ends in arrest on Ocean Ave.Seventy percent of passengers on the Metro Expo Line are new ridersYou Might Also LikeBriefsCity of Santa Monica to Host Virtual Listening Session in Support of AAPI Community on April 22Guest Author2 months agoBriefsCity of Malibu Hires New Fire Safety LiaisonGuest Author2 months agoFeaturedNewsCity, Charter resolve overpayment of State Cable Franchise FeeBrennon Dixson3 months agoCity CouncilFeaturedNewsCommission pushes ‘Right to Return’ proposal to CouncilBrennon Dixson4 months agoFeaturedNewsTwo new drive-ins cinemas cruise into townClara Harter4 months agoCrimeCRIME WATCHCrime WatchGuest Author4 months agolast_img read more

June 11, 2021

Council to vote on expanding Breeze Bike Share network

first_imgHomeNewsCity CouncilCouncil to vote on expanding Breeze Bike Share network Nov. 13, 2017 at 5:21 pmCity CouncilPublicCouncil to vote on expanding Breeze Bike Share networkKate Cagle4 years agola countySanta Monica Kate CagleDaily Press Staff WriterAt the upcoming meeting, City Council will vote on whether to integrate Breeze Bike Share with other nearby cities to create a major regional bike share network throughout Los Angeles County.The item is on the Consent Calendar, which is routinely passed by the Council with little or no discussion from elected officials or the public.Here are some of the items they may quickly move forward:Meeting reschedule:The Council will vote whether to cancel the regular City Council meeting schedule for Dec. 26 due to a lack of quorum and add a special meeting for Tuesday, Dec. 5.Breeze Bike ShareThe City’s Mobility Department is asking the Council to integrate Breeze Bike Share with similar systems in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and UCLA to give users access bikes across the region.If integrated, a Breeze Bike Share member would be able to use their account in participating cities and no longer receive “out of hub fees” for leaving a Hulu branded bike in a connected area.Each city would still own their own bicycles and pay their own operator fees but bikes may migrate freely from one jurisdiction to another.Breeze Bike Share remains popular and successful in Santa Monica with nearly 80,000 active subscribers. City residents account for only 12 percent of those subscribers but take nearly half the total amount of trips.Los Angeles County residents account for nearly a third of subscribers and take 38 percent of trips.Usage of the bikes in 2017 increased 15 percent over the previous year.The Mobility Department has also discussed integrating Breeze with LA Metro’s bike share program which recently launched in Santa Monica and Venice.The City is interested in pursuing a long-term partnership that would allow TAP cards as payment throughout the system. There is no clear timeline for that to happen, however.Lincoln CorridorStaff is asking the Council to award Kimley-Horn and Associates with a three year, $582,472 contract for the final design phase of the Lincoln Neighborhood Corridor Streetscape Project (LiNC).The firm will provide engineering design services, develop construction plans and documents and provide engineering support during construction.The City chose Kimley-Horn because of their success with similar projects in Glendale, Agoura Hills, Culver City, Oceanside, Anaheim, Seal Beach and Calabasas, according to a staff report. The engineering design phase will take about eight months.When it’s over the Council will need to award a construction contract for the project.The LiNC project includes new landscaped center medians, pedestrian friendly crosswalks, new striping, curb ramps, LED lights, and curb-extensions to make Lincoln Boulevard north of Interstate 10 more walkable.The first phase of construction will cost about $3 million.A total of 48 new trees will be planted during the two design phases.The project spans 17 blocks and more than a mile through three neighborhoods: Pico, Ocean Park and Sunset Park.City Services ProjectThe Council will vote whether to award United-Heider Inspection Group a $278,480 contract from the Capital Improvement Budget for deputy inspection and material testing at the new City Services Building.The group’s team would include a project manager to oversee the general work plan; a deputy inspector to monitor and inspect all concrete, masonry, steel, welding and bolted elements; and field and laboratory technicians to assist testing.Total construction costs for the City Services Building are projected to reach $76.76 million. When complete, about 240 City staff members will work in the building.Funding for the inspector was already included in cost estimates for the project, according to a staff report. The project is expected to be complete by mid-2020.Council meets at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 in City Hall, 1685 Main St. Visit for more [email protected] :la countySanta Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentKate CagleSenior ReporterSenior reporter for the Santa Monica Daily Pressview all postsCity Councilman responds to apparent conflict of interestOfficers observed two subjects walking in the middle of the roadway creating a traffic hazard.You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsDraft Housing Element released to publicBrennon Dixson2 weeks agoFeaturedNewsSMMUSD breaks down budget revisionsBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsRent Board announces general adjustment effective SeptemberBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCommissioners talk diversity, or a lack thereofBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCity Manager selection process beginsBrennon Dixson4 weeks agoFeaturedNewsSmall businesses in Santa Monica amongst hardest hit by Covid in the nationClara Harter1 month agolast_img read more

May 27, 2021

Fire Near Plains Burns 65 Acres

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email MISSOULA – Lolo National Forest officials say an abandoned campfire sparked a blaze about 10 miles southwest of Plains.The Seigel fire was reported at 4 p.m. Monday and had burned 65 acres in steep, rocky terrain by Tuesday afternoon. About 70 firefighters are on the scene. Three helicopters and two fire engines are working the fire while two airplanes were assigned Tuesday morning.Forest spokeswoman Julie Molzahn says the campfire was abandoned in a camp about a mile up the Seigel Creek Road between Saturday night and Sunday morning.last_img