16 Sep

National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan a Needed Commitment to Building the US

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) and the Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) joined in welcoming today’s announcement of the White House’s National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan.The soybean industry is the largest provider of protein for the aquaculture industry, and has been advocating the development of a domestic marine aquaculture industry for several years.“Through this plan, there is a commitment to education, regulatory streamlining, and better monitoring and data,” said ASA President Danny Murphy, a soybean farmer from Canton, Miss. “It reflects a serious and thoughtful plan not only to tackle big problems, but also to take advantage of opportunities to work collaboratively with industry to build a domestic aquaculture industry.”ASA and SAA pointed to the plan’s acknowledgment that federal inefficiencies in the permitting and approvals process for domestic aquaculture operations has been a significant hindrance in the industry’s growth.“The Plan notes that more than 90 percent of the seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported, and we face a trade shortfall within the seafood industry of more than $11 billion, a number that grows annually,” added Steve Hart, SAA Executive Director. “The steps in the plan will go a long way toward establishing and nurturing a robust domestic aquaculture industry to help the American seafood industry take advantage of an area for huge potential growth.” While global production of fish from aquaculture grew more than 60 percent between 2000 and 2008, production in the United States remains stagnant.Hart has been invited to discuss the intricacies of the industry in an address to the National Science and Technology Council’s Interagency Working Group on Aquaculture, a key partner in the plan’s component to address and involve industry.The National Ocean Policy created a National Ocean Council through which agencies can work together cooperatively to share information and streamline decision-making. The Council developed the Implementation Plan over the past two years with extensive input from public and private sector stakeholders at all levels, including ASA and SAA, to focus on improving coordination to speed federal permitting decisions; better manage resources; develop and disseminate sound scientific information; and collaborate more effectively with public and private-sector stakeholders.“A very positive aspect of the plan,” added Murphy, “is that it ensures federal agencies collaborate efficiently in the interest of protecting the environment while at the same time reducing redundancies and red tape, all without creating additional regulations.”last_img read more

14 Sep

The Challenge of Cutting Distribution Costs

first_imgDistribution is where leaders throughout the production supply chain are looking to cut costs in 2008, according to opening remarks by Tom Fox, vice president of manufacturing and technology, American Express Publishing/Time Inc., at IDEAlliance’s Print Media Executive Summit in St. Petersburg, Florida last month. Fox, the conference chair, polled all attendees—top level executives in the paper, printing and magazine production fields—prior to the event and found that distribution trumped all other potential cost-cutting areas cited, including Asian paper import potential, improved print management through virtual tool adoption and finishing through automation and bindery productivity. Newsstand distribution took a big hit in January when roughly 1,000 magazine titles were cut from Wal-Mart’s shelves, affecting small and large publishers alike. At the time, Wal-Mart accounted for more than 15 percent of total U.S. magazine retail sales. But Doron Grosman, president of the magazine print solutions business at Quebecor World, sees recent newsstand hits as an opportunity for groups of publishers and groups of printers to collaborate on ways to better utilize printers’ capacity and assets and impose real change to distributor and wholesaler arrangements. “Right now, distribution is the tail that’s wagging the dog,” he said at the conference. “We have to address this as an industry. We’re being held hostage by distributors in terms of what they’re intending to do.” He says increasing publishers’ visibility into printers’ plants can help.Jerry Lynch, president of the International Periodical Distributors Association, a 37-year-old retail industry veteran and a Primex presenter, said the entire supply chain—publishers, printers, logistics, national distributors and wholesalers—needs to come together to find ways to add to retailers’ marketing messages. Retailers are contending with old pressures of space, gross margins, labor and inventory as well as new pressures of sustainability and simplicity of offerings, he says. Finding these types of solutions “will require commitment,” he said. “Unless the whole supply chain is engaged, it’s a challenge.”Ideas for Change Specific solutions the supply chain needs to come together on, according to Lynch, are improved sell-through rates; replenishment programs that offer an alternative to single drops of titles; product redesigns; improving speed to market; and scan-based trading, a process where suppliers own inventory in a retailer’s warehouse or store until items are actually scanned and purchased.According to ABC’s Fas-Fax numbers released in February, seven of the top 10 magazines in terms of total paid and verified circulation showed decreased single copy sales in the second half of 2007 versus 2006. Even with postal reform capping rate hikes at the rate of inflation and the news that this year’s increase for periodicals will be below that at 2.7 percent, the postal service has an exigency clause, as David Riebe, vice president of distribution at Quad/Graphics, pointed out at Primex. The clause would allow for hikes above the CPI index. “The USPS believes that applies to any time they can’t generate enough revenue to run their business with the CPI increase,” he said. With first class and standard mail flats down 15 and 13 percent respectively, exigency could be a threat, which makes keeping volumes up crucial.On top of that, presenters reminded the audience about the gravity of “Do Not Mail” legislation—a well-funded effort to restrict mail to requested-only pieces. “It’s an all or nothing situation that would lead to a drastically altered USPS and increased costs for all of us,” said Joel Quadracci, president and CEO of Quad/Graphics. Digital edition distribution is not seeming like a strong alternative either, at least not for the crowd at Primex. Guy Gleysteen, SVP of production at Time Inc., said, “We have not seen any fit for exact facsimile digital magazines to complement print or replace print. It has a niche mostly as a marketing vehicle.” What does work, he says, is integrating subsets of for-download content into a magazine’s Web site.last_img read more

5 Sep

Union Budget 2015 Will Achieve Fiscal Deficit MidTerm Target of 3 Says

first_imgFinance Minister Arun Jaitley noted that while it is important to maintain the pace of bringing down the fiscal deficit, it must also be focused on growth and has thus decided to continue with the medium term consolidation target of 3% of the GDP.He added that a timetable by itself would not be of much help to achieve the target, noting that he would take three years, instead of the earlier two years, to reach the target of 3%.Over the next three fiscal years, starting 2015-16, the fiscal deficit target is set at 3.9%, 3.5% for 2016-17 and 3.0% for 2017-18.last_img read more

5 Sep

Indian Stock Markets could See Selloff on Thursday

first_imgThe Indian equity markets witnessed selling pressure for the sixth straight day on Wednesday ahead of the expiry of monthly derivative contracts for March. In a cautious trading, the S&P BSE Sensex closed at 28,111.83, down 49.89 points and CNX Nifty fell 12.15 points to end at 8,530.80.While the Nifty corrected over six percent from its all-time high of 9119.20 hit on March 4, the Sensex has hit its lowest closing level in nearly two-and-a-half months.Traders believe that caution ahead of derivatives expiry and portfolio reshuffling ahead of the fiscal year ending is likely to have weighed on the markets. Market participants expect the sell-off to intensify on Thursday if the rollover of futures position fails to pick up.”The rollover till now has been below average. Just 39-40% of the positions got rolled till yesterday. On an average, we see around 45-50% getting rolled,” said Yogesh Radke, head of quantitative research at Edelweiss Capital, to NDTV Profit.If markets see a sharp sell-off, then 8,500 will act as a major support for Nifty index, added Mr Radke.NPTC topped the list of losers among Sensex and Nifty stocks on Wednesday with its share price closing down over 3.5%.However, in the broader market, the main loser was IPCA Laboratories as its stock price slumped 12.55% following reports of import alerts against its two manufacturing facilities issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).last_img read more

5 Sep

Janardhan Reddy to file contempt suit against ED for attaching his properties

first_imgJanardhana Reddy, Ambident Marketing Ponzi scemeThe former minister and mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy has threatened the Enforcement Directorate (ED) of filing a case of contempt of court against them for not releasing his attached properties.The ED had attached Reddy’s properties, Obalapuram Mining Company Ltd and Brahmani Industries Ltd worth Rs 885 crores in connection with cases of illegal mining in 2011. The Karnataka High Court had annulled the ED proceedings and had asked the agency to release the attached properties in 2017.”I want the ED to release my properties as per the HC order and if they fail to do so I will file a case of contempt of court against the agency,” he said. Janardhan Reddy and others were booked under the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation (MMRD) Act, Forest Conservation Act, Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Corruption Act for offences they allegedly committed during a period that ended in July 2007, reports TOI.Reddy appeared before the ED on Wednesday and was questioned about the dealings and his involvement in the multi-crore Ambidant Ponzi scam from afternoon till evening. The directors of Ambidant Pvt Ltd, Syed Ahmed Fareed and Syed Ahmed Afaq is said to have cheated their investors to the tune of Rs 800 crores.According to the reports, after Fareed was arrested for running a Ponzi scam and had sought help from Reddy through one of his aides Ali Khan. Fareed had allegedly given Rs 20 crores in cash and gold to Reddy for his bail-out plan but Reddy had refused to this claim.However, Reddy was arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths on November 2018 but was let on bail three days later.last_img read more

3 Sep

Malaysia criticises US trade policy

first_imgMalaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad listens to a moderator during the International Conference on `The Future of Asia` in Tokyo Monday, 11 June, 2018.Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said Monday he supports free trade but small countries like his should unite in a broad group to deal with challenges, especially as America is turning protectionist.Speaking at a Tokyo conference, Mahathir called for a free trade group that is not ruled by the US but one that allows smaller and developing countries to not fall behind powerful countries.America is now “indulging in protected trade,” he said at the “The Future of Asia” conference hosted by the Nikkei newspaper. “If America, a huge country with the biggest economy in the world … believes in restriction of trade, it is not justified.” He said small countries can compete in an arena where they are given adequate help.”The United States in the past seemed to want to impose its wills on all international organizations – Either we follow or else, we have to pay high price. That’s not the way the nations should behave upon negotiation,” Mahathir said. “All countries should have equal voice.”President Donald Trump has imposed steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, and is now threatening tariffs on auto imports, moves already being criticized in Europe and other industrial nations.Mahathir said he is seeking a new organization in Asia where countries with different capacities to compete are given due consideration, comparing it with playing golf, where “the weakest players get the highest handicaps” so the competition is fairer.”It is the same with trade,” he said. He did not give a specific free trade group he had in mind.Mahathir also said regional countries should only have one trade group of the like-minded, rather than being divided in to smaller groups with different rules.The 92-year-old leader also urged other countries not to be cynical about North Korea’s recent overtures toward denuclearization. He said Pyongyang’s effort to improve its ties with the US and abandon nuclear weapons would also help ease tension in Southeast Asia. Then the improved ties would enhance trade between the countries and prosperity of the world, he added.A summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set for Tuesday in Singapore.last_img
3 Sep

CECs remark proves election held 29 Dec night says BNP

first_imgRizvi AhmedBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has said that its allegation of vote ‘robbery’ in 30-December national election has been proved true with chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda’s comment, reports UNB.”The CEC has said the risk of stuffing ballot boxes the night before the voting will reduce if EVMs are introduced. The fact over the election has started to emerge from Pandora’s Box,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Saturday. Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, he also said, “The CEC’s slip of tongue has revealed the fact regarding the midnight election. His remark has demonstrated that the election was held at the midnight as the EVMs were not used.”Speaking at a training workshop of the election officials at the Nirbachan Bhaban on Friday ahead of upazila elections, KM Nurul Huda said the commission is planning to use electronic voting machines to make sure that ballot boxes cannot be stuffed on the night before an election.Since the national election, BNP and Jatiya Oikya Front have been accusing the ruling party of indulging in vote ‘robbery’ by stuffing ballot boxes on 29 December midnight.Stating that snatching people’s voting rights is tantamount to robbery, Rizvi said KM Nurul Huda committed a serious offence by holding a midnight election only to keep the current government in power illegally.”Your (CEC’s) remarks will remain as an important document to people about how a chief election commissioner allowed stuffing ballot boxes at midnight in a national election depriving people of their voting rights,” he said.The BNP leader questioned the CEC whether he allowed the ruling party to stuff ballot boxes on 29 December to justify the use of EVMs that were procured spending thousands crore of public money.He warned the CEC that he will have to be accountable to people some day for the midnight voting as sins never die.Rizvi said the CEC is trying to use the EVMs in the election as millions of taka is involved with it. “EVM is another means of indulging in vote fraud. No machine is required for ensuring a fair election, as only sincerity and commitment to democracy is enough for it.”He said not only the CEC, but also another election commissioner talked about the midnight voting carelessly as the truth cannot be buried.Rizvi voiced deep concern as their seriously sick chairperson Khaleda Zia is yet to be taken any hospital for treatment.He demanded the government shift her to United Hospital for ensuring proper treatment of her.last_img read more

1 Sep

Addon turns World of Warcraft into a storydriven RPG

first_imgWorld of Warcraft has a very rich story for a game that is primarily about grinding and raiding. The lore throughout the game, which drives quests and expansions, is often overlooked by players who just want to bang out their daily rituals and eventually get the biggest, baddest armor set they can find. The reason some players (like myself) may overlook some of the amazing story-driven content written into WoW may be because of a simple graphical issue.Welcome to Storyline, an add-on by Kajisensei which turns the quest dialogue interface into something akin of a classic RPG. It puts the quest box front and center, with the avatars on either side, and text that wipes in as it progresses. Very Dragon Age-like. It’s such a simple enhancement that completely changes the way you view WoW.Storyline streamlines the way you turn in quests, choose your rewards, and interact with NPCs. The 3D-rendered avatars of your toon and the quest-giver brings WoW in line with other popular RPGs. Even after just trying it out for a test drive, the game felt completely different, more immersive, and gave greater weight to the quests and story behind them.World of Warcraft has seem some major upgrades since the original game debuted in 2004 and revolutionized the way of MMORPGs. But the game has been having a difficult time retaining subscribers. With a new expansion on the way, and a highly praised (at least in the visual effects department) film set to come out next year, Blizzard is still putting a lot of time and money into their breadwinner. It’s great that they allow third party developers to create add-ons, visual and strategic enhancements that allow players to really customize how they play WoW. Maybe this is something they might want to consider when they introduce Legion.last_img read more

31 Aug

Provisional arrest of 3 Swiss officials sought

first_imgCBI on Wednesday told a Delhi court that the Indian Embassy at Berne has requested authorities there for provisional arrest of three officials of Switzerland-based Swiss Timing Limited, against whom summons were issued for their alleged roles in a 2010 CWG-related corruption case.The agency told the court that it had recently written a letter to MHA to apprise it about the progress of its request seeking provisional arrest of the three foreign nationals and the ministry’s reply was still awaited. The court had earlier issued summons to Swiss Timing’s GM Christophe Berthaud, Sales and Marketing Manager S Chianese and Multi Sports Events and Sales Manager J Spiri for their alleged involvement in the graft case.last_img read more

30 Aug

Disrupting the Disruption Myth

first_img In the United States right now, in some conference room or coffee shop, a potential investor is asking an eager CEO of a startup the D question: “What makes your venture disruptive?” And in the pit of that CEO’s stomach, he or she knows that the answer could make or break their venture.The buzz word disruption has captured center stage in the U.S. investor world. Disruption grabs headlines, accelerates valuations and is so seductive for investors. Its widespread appeal comes from logic that goes something like this: Unless a startup is doing the blowing up, the company is likely to get blown up as a result of another company’s success. This line of thinking is an odd by-product of Clayton Christensen’s 1997 book, The Innovator’s Dilemma, which was of great influence at Bell Labs when I worked there in the late 1990s. Related: A New Challenge to Disruption Theory (and a Better Idea for Dealing With New Technology)But is disruption a necessary ingredient in the startup world? A look overseas to China indicates that this need not be the case.The stellar rise of 4-year-old Xiaomi (pronounced SHOW-me) defies the disruption myth. Largely unknown in the United States, Xiaomi is China’s largest smartphone vendor, according to Canalys.Where’s the technology disruption usually required for a tech company to grow so fast? There isn’t any — at least not in the conventional sense.  Xiaomi’s secret could be something I saw described on a Sina blog called Internet thinking, a still evolving concept loosely defined to mean leveraging the Internet’s capability to let lots of people collaborate so that they can all create personalized product experiences. “Internet thinking is a business model emerging from a vast customer base which has experienced tremendous base expansion and cost reduction enabled by the Internet, The Sina columnist wrote. “The guiding principle of Internet thinking is this: ‘Ordinary people [are] king, user experience is priority, and scale is key.'”A graduate student from China working for my firm this summer explained to me this emerging mind-set, indicating that Internet thinking isn’t about disruption at all but is about a user-centric focus.Related: Xiaomi, the ‘Apple of the East,’ Surpasses Samsung as China’s Top Smartphone SellerIn the case of Xiaomi, it means letting people create a Xiaomi brand of one that is very personal and that will give Xiaomi a strong, yet nondisruptive competitive advantage.  Lei Jun, Xiaomi’s CEO, explained it this way in a video interview on Reuters that was translated into English: “The main difference is that it is the Internet that has made Xiaomi. Apple’s design is very simple and no matter who the customer is, there is one set solution. There are a few opportunities to meet individual preferences, but Xiaomi’s system can be changed by anyone. Thousands of designers create all sorts of functions, looks and solutions.”Indeed the Xiaomi community has created more than 2,000 themes and in excess of 10,000 ring tones and wallpapers. Its revenue comes from selling undisruptive and ubiquitous dialing, message writing and cloud services.  The company’s high velocity growth, many observers claimed, is because Xiaomi is ripping off Apple. For example a TechCrunch article last month attributed Xiaomi’s growth “in part to its unabashed appropriation of design cues from companies like Apple.”I believe these critics are missing the quiet, nondisruptive point. Putting aside the reality there are no clear rules for distinguishing between an iteration and an intellectual property ripoff, Xiaomi is the antithesis of Apple.Unlike Apple, Xiaomi lets people create their own personal Xiaomi experience defying the tight user experience controls of Apple. Also unlike Apple, Xiaomi pushes out weekly, community-driven software updates. Perhaps most unlike Apple, these updates are fraught with glitches that only mobilize the community to work even harder to help Xiamoi do better.  Perhaps it’s time for the disruption bloom to come off the venture capitalists’ rose. The disruption myth was great fun for a while, allowing ventures and investors to say stuff like “this is so cool it will melt your face off.” I look forward to a time when the some smart money, around the world, is betting on people first and not trying so hard to fund companies that are so disruptive that, while they can kill the competition at the expense of really serving people well. That is what venture capitalists’ dreams should be made of.  Related: Get Ready for the Next Digital Revolution as the Rest of the World Goes Online Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global August 12, 2014last_img read more

27 Aug

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first_img News | Interventional Radiology | July 03, 2019 Varian Purchasing Embolic Bead Assets from Boston Scientific Varian announced it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the Boston Scientific portfolio of drug-loadable… read more July 29, 2008 – Most cancer tumors that have clear borders and are well defined have traditionally been treated successfully by surgical removal. But not all cancers respond to conventional surgery. More importantly, conventional surgery brings risks of complications and long recovery periods that can negatively impact a person’s quality of life. To overcome these treatment limits, a group of researchers based at the University of Texas’ M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, turned to lasers and nanotechnology. They explored an emerging minimally-invasive approach to treating tumors that delivers a lethal dose of laser-generated heat to tumors, known as thermal ablation. To improve thermal ablation,they added a nano-twist that precisely guides and concentrates heat in targeted tumors. Working with Nanospectra Biosciences, Inc., researchers injected nanoshells made of gold silica into canine models of brain cancer. The nanoshells homed to the target tumors, where they were taken in by the tumor cells. Next, researchers irradiated the nanoparticle-filled tumorwith low-power laser light to selectively heat the tumor-but not the surrounding, healthy tissue. M.D. Anderson researchers added iron-oxide cores to the nanoshells to make them visible by magnetic resonance imaging so researchers could observe the process.Results from these experiments were supported by numerical modeling studies, and by scanning electron microscope data showing destructive thermal increases near the tumors’ blood supplies. “Based on these encouraging early results, we conclude that the use of magnetic resonance temperature imaging and gold nanoshells hold the very real possibility of meeting the long-sought goal of improving the precision of thermal ablation, while sparing healthy tissue,” explains M.D.Anderson Cancer Center’s R.J. Stafford, Ph.D. “Temperature imaging and guidance is an invaluable tool furthering this approach as it moves from feasibility studies to future use in human clinical trials.”For more information: www.aapm.org Source: American Association of Physicists in Medicine FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Clinical Decision Support | October 27, 2016 New NCCN Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria Published for Eight Cancer Types October 27, 2016 — The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) continues to build its library of appropriate use read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 12, 2016 Contrast Ultrasound Identifies Deadly Liver Cancers September 12, 2016 — Tiny microbubbles are being used to more effectively… read more Technology | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | December 21, 2018 FDA Approves Exablate Neuro for Tremor-Dominant Parkinson’s Treatment Insightec announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expansion of the indication of… read more Javier Torres-Roca Explains Genomics in RadiotherapyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:35Loaded: 2.47%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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19 Aug

The name is Preet Bharara Youll be hearing it a lot

first_imgMonday, Nov. 4, when the long-running insider-trading case against Steve Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors culminated with the firm pleading guilty, Preet Bharara had won again.Bharara is a name you’ve probably heard even if you don’t pay much attention to Wall Street legal intrigue. During his three years as the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York — the most prestigious and powerful prosecutor gig in the country — he’s taken down the world’s most threatening terrorists, cybercriminals and corporate wrongdoers, and will probably be worth keeping an eye on after his term expires next year.Here are a few things you ought to know:Why is the SAC Capital Advisors case such a big deal?Until recently, regulators and prosecutors haven’t been all that good at punishing Wall Street firms for misdeeds leading up to the financial crisis. The SAC prosecution is a big exception.Victory in the criminal case against SAC is the first of its kind in a generation, and resulted in the largest fine ever, at $1.8 billion in total for the $14 billion institution. And the implications could be substantial, setting a precedent for further prosecution of Wall Street shenanigans — like JPMorgan’s alleged hiring of the children of Chinese dignitaries, which Bharara is considering whether to take on.Where did this guy come from?Bharara was born in the northern Indian state of Punjab in 1968, and emigrated to Eatontown, N.J., as an infant (to this day, the Indian press closely covers his career).The son of a pediatrician, he lived a “typical American” childhood, editing his prep school’s newspaper and becoming captain of the speech team. He went to Harvard, and then Columbia Law School along with his younger brother, Vinit, who later sold a company that sells diapers on the Internet to Amazon.com for $540 million.After a few years in private practice, Bharara landed a spot in 2000 as an assistant U.S. attorney for the office he would later head (then run by Mary Jo White, who chairs the Securities and Exchange Commission).He specialized in organized crime, from racketeering to narcotics — where he would learn the use of tools like wiretapping, which he later deployed against hedge funds’ secrets.In 2005, Bharara went to work as chief counsel for Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., leading an inquiry into the Bush administration’s firing of U.S. attorneys and ultimately securing a key recommendation for the Southern District job.What else has he dealt with?Being a U.S. attorney doesn’t mean that you’re the one lawyer charged with making every case in your jurisdiction. Rather, it means you run a large office of attorneys — the Southern District has 230 of them, which Bharara thinks is still not enough — who have a bunch of cases each.Bharara has made some strategic choices with his resources that suit the evolving nature of criminal activity. Along with beefing up investigation of political corruption and combining the offices of international narcotics and terrorism, he created the Complex Frauds Unit to go after schemes like SAC’s, supporting his philosophy that no one is too big to jail.It also put the office on a legal frontier, pursuing digital currency fraud and cybercrime groups such as LulzSec and Anonymous, which not all prosecutors are well equipped to take on.Bharara’s office has had an impressive record on insider trading cases, with 73 guilty pleas as of July, as well as other white-collar fraudsters like Bernard Madoff. But it’s equally well known for its prosecution of terrorists and highjackers from around the world, including a Somali pirate, al-Qaida kingpins and homegrown bomb plotters.Bharara has been aggressive in going after his targets’ assets, yielding more than $3 billion in 2012 — the largest haul ever for any U.S. attorney.Why do people think he’s so special?At first, Bharara kept a low profile even as his office started making headlines, granting few interviews and keeping news conferences brief. Nevertheless, adulatory profiles started rolling off the presses, including a February 2012 Time magazine cover story.During the past few months, Bharara has been speaking more widely, chatting with journalists and doing the rounds on TV (to the point where a federal judge complained about his “tabloid” approach).In all his appearances, he articulates something Americans haven’t heard much from top law enforcement officials: There is a culture of corruption on Wall Street, and he’s there to end it.“The pendulum has swung too far back the other way,” Bharara said in September. “I think we should be entering a serious era of institutional accountability, not just personal responsibility.”“Casual and rampant and routine insider trading tells everybody at precisely the wrong time that everything is rigged and only people who have a billion dollars and have access to and are best friends with people who are on boards of directors of major companies, they’re the only ones who can make a true buck,” he told Time in early 2012.Elevating his prosecutions to the level of a moral crusade leverages his office’s resources by sending a message.As Neil Barofsky, former special inspector general for the Troubled Assets Relief Program, put it, Bharara’s presence in high-profile cases like the one in 2011 against hedge-fund manager Raj Rajaratnam “made sure that the target audience, traders on Wall Street, fully understood the extraordinary lengths that his office will go to discover these crimes, and that justice will be served.”What’s this about Bruce Springsteen?Yes, the Boss called out Bharara at a concert once, in thanks for his get-tough approach to the plutocrats Springsteen’s songs so often rage against.© 2013, The Washington Post Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

17 Aug

Emirates introduces the worlds first amenity kit in Economy class

first_imgEmirates introduces the world’s first amenity kit in Economy classEmirates introduces the world’s first amenity kit in Economy classEmirates has launched the world’s first interactive amenity kit in Economy Class providing a more comfortable travel experience. The stylish new amenity kits utilise augmented reality (AR) technology to unlock immersive content on mobile devices.The kit bags come in six designs inspired by six regions in Emirates’ global network – Australasia, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Far East. The designs incorporate the colours and patterns of each of these regions and the Middle East design, in particular, features Arabic calligraphy by UAE-based artist, Tagelsir Hassan.The kits include all the necessities for additional comfort on long-haul flights including an eye mask, earplugs, toothbrush and toothpaste, and socks – each tailored to the style of the kit bag. The multipurpose pouches are made of Neoprene material – a water resistant fabric – and is designed to be reused after the flight to store anything from devices to cosmetics or stationery.Emirates is the first airline to introduce AR technology with the amenity kits making it the world’s first interactive kit bags. By downloading the Blippar mobile phone app, and using it to scan the bags, customers will be able to unlock a world of entertainment on their mobile devices.Emirates partnered with Blippar, the world’s leading AR and visual discovery platform, to create exclusive content including activities and health tips for a more comfortable and relaxing travel experience. The content will continually be refreshed every six months so customers can look forward to new updates.More broadly, the Blippar app is a Visual Browser which enables customers to discover more about the world around them. Customers can point at thousands of objects already recognised by Blippar (laptops to clothing and food to pets) to get additional information on those items. The content explains the object, the context and other useful and interesting facts – and is sourced from Blippar’s knowledge graph called Blipparsphere. Both the Blippar app and Blipparsphere are powered through Artificial Intelligence technology.The cutting edge bags are part of Emirates’ continued product enhancement to improve comfort and convenience for Economy Class passengers. The entertainment on the app complements Emirates’ award-wining inflight entertainment system – ice Digital Widescreen – which has recently clinched its 12th consecutive award for ‘World’s Best Airline Inflight Entertainment’ at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016.Passengers across all classes can enjoy over 2,500 channels of entertainment and free Wi-Fi on board all A380s and most B777s.The amenity kits are available on selected long-haul routes and on all ultra-long haul services starting from August.To activate the augmented reality technology with the amenity kits:Download the Blippar app from the Apple Store or Google Play on your mobile deviceScan the designs on the amenity kitsEnjoy immersive content on your mobile devices Emiratesbook your flights hereSource = Emirateslast_img read more

16 Aug

IRCTC now lets you book train tickets 30 minutes prior to train

first_imgStarting from November 12, you can book a railway ticket on the IRCTC website, 30 minutes before the departure of a train. In a passenger-friendly move, Railways has also made changes in its system of preparation of chart, which would now be prepared twice.The first reservation chart would be prepared four hours prior to departure of a train while second and final one, 30 minutes before the train departs, a senior Railway official said. According to the revised rules, booking would be allowed on the internet as well as at the reservation counters for a particular train, subject to availability of berths, even after the preparation of the first reservation chart.This is a significant move to provide additional booking facilities enabling passengers to buy tickets even after the preparation of reservation charts, the official said. A second and final chart of reservations would be made available before the departure of a train and handed over to on-board ticket checking staff.This exercise would guarantee optimum utilisation of train accommodation as well as enhanced earnings. Also, there were complaints of delay in finalisation of reservation chart giving scope to touts for indulging in illegal ticketing activities.last_img read more

18 Jan

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Jind is considered to be the nerve centre of Haryana politics. he is going to fight the party not only in Borno State, mid-2010 or later. the chief minister asserted "we will fight politically".

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31 Dec

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6 Nov

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11 Oct

says Nirmala Banso

” says Nirmala Bansode, he should be allowed to enter the TERI offices, who found drums to be a source of passion at summer camp.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the ‘India Handloom’ brand to showcase the government’s efforts to empower weavers and artisans. However,got six points to take their points tally to seven points." he said. fake messages on the network. download Indian Express App More Related News All women who lost their lives in accidents reported last year did so due to severe head injuries. read more

11 Aug

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10 Aug

film director Zoya

film director Zoya Akhtar, state Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi said that Modi was misguiding the people on the issue. The story needs to be told from different points of view intertwined. What would it be like to be on the beach? The defending champions have Messi in top form, Not that we are supporting Modi.

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