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Dutch coffee maker DE Master Blenders agrees to 98 billion buyout offer

AMSTERDAM – The management of Dutch coffee maker D.E. Master Blenders 1753 NV says it has agreed to a 7.5 billion euro ($9.8 billion) buyout offer from a group led by private German investment company Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH.The offer of 12.50 euros per share announced Friday is 30 per cent higher than where Master Blenders shares closed on March 27, the day before it announced it was in takeover talks with Benckiser.Master Blenders was spun off from Sara Lee in June in an initial public offering that quickly soured after the company announced it had uncovered accounting irregularities at its Brazilian arm.Benckiser also owns stakes in Peet’s Coffee & Tea Inc. and Caribou Coffee, among others. by The Associated Press Posted Apr 12, 2013 6:57 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Dutch coffee maker D.E. Master Blenders agrees to $9.8 billion buyout offer from Germany’s JAB read more

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Earls faces backlash after dropping Alberta beef for Certified Humane US meat

by Laura Kane, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 28, 2016 12:18 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VANCOUVER – A decision by Earls restaurants to ditch Alberta beef in favour of U.S. meat that is free of added hormones has prompted a backlash from cattle ranchers and threats to boycott the Canadian chain.The company announced this week that it would become the “first restaurant chain in North America” to serve only beef with the U.S.-based Certified Humane designation, raised without the use of antibiotics, steroids or added hormones.Earls spokeswoman Cate Simpson said as the company’s commitment to “conscious sourcing” deepened, it spent nearly three years searching for a Certified Humane producer in Canada that could meet its large supply needs.“They just weren’t able to increase the level of production they have, but hopefully one day they will and then we will happily switch back to Alberta or Canadian beef,” she said in an interview.She said all of the chain’s 66 restaurants in Canada and the U.S. would now serve Certified Humane beef from a Kansas supplier. The chain sells about two million pounds of beef a year, she added.The announcement incited anger on social media, with Opposition Wildrose party Leader Brian Jean and federal Conservative MP Jason Kenney jumping into the fray on Twitter. Scores of social media users threatened to boycott the chain.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley tweeted on Thursday that Alberta beef is “the best in the world” and she’s proud of the province’s producers.Simpson said the online backlash would not force Earls to reconsider. She said the Twitter campaign appeared to have been started by lobby groups, but she declined to single out any in particular.Certified Humane is run by non-profit Humane Farm Animal Care, which is headquartered in Virginia. Several farms in Canada have the designation.Earls said animals on Certified Humane ranches are “treated with care, respect and dignity from birth to pasture,” while its abattoirs are designed by animal-behaviour expert Temple Grandin, who specializes in “calm, low-stress environments.”Alberta Beef Producers chairman Bob Lowe said the decision by Earls was a “slap in the face,” because it implied that the beef raised in the province was not humane.He said Canada’s codes of practice for beef cattle, developed by the National Farm Animal Care Council, recommend ranchers meet many of the same criteria as the Certified Humane program — apart from raising beef without added hormones.“It’s nothing new. It’s not rocket science. It’s just that they now have a stamp that says this beef is raised humanely,” he said. “It’s a marketing niche.”Canadian Cattlemen’s Association general manager Rob McNabb said if the chain had consulted with his group before making the decision, it would know that the Canadian industry is developing a program that could meet the same standards.He said the program, called Verified Beef Production Plus, would not include a requirement to have no added hormones, but such criteria could be added for individual farms. He said the program could be ready within the next month or two.“They went to a packaged program in the U.S., I suspect just not realizing what we were on the verge of doing here,” he said.Dave Solverson, a rancher and board member of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, said growth hormones allow ranchers to raise leaner cows and produce more sustainable beef because fewer acres of land are required and are ready to be slaughtered at a younger age.There’s no trace of the synthetic hormone left in the beef after the animal has been slaughtered, Solverson said.“It’s perfectly safe and I think there’s a humane reason to use it,” he said. “It’s so much better for the environment.”But Adele Douglass, executive director of Humane Farm Animal Care, said the Canadian codes of practice are guidelines that are not enforced through inspection, unlike the Certified Humane standards.“All of this ruckus, I don’t get,” she said. “If the farmers in Alberta really want to increase their market, they should apply for certification.”— Follow @ellekane on Twitter. A Earls restaurant is pictured in North Vancouver, Thursday, April 28, 2016. A decision by Earls Restaurants to ditch Alberta beef in favour of hormone-free U.S. meat has prompted online threats to boycott the Canadian chain. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward Earls faces backlash after dropping Alberta beef for Certified Humane U.S. meat read more

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Refugees should not be turned into scapegoats following Paris attacks says UN

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), António Guterres conveyed his solidarity with the Government and the people of France, as he did with the Government of Lebanon, following the recent Beirut attacks. “We are deeply disturbed by language that demonizes refugees as a group. This is dangerous as it will contribute to xenophobia and fear. The security problems Europe faces are highly complex. Refugees should not be turned into scapegoats and must not become the secondary victims of these most tragic events,” said Melissa Fleming, UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Ms. Fleming cautioned against the reactions of some Member States to end the programs being put in place, backtracking from commitments made to manage the refugee crisis, such as relocation, or proposing the erection of more barriers. At the same time, she also expressed concern by the yet unconfirmed news that one of the Paris attackers may have entered Europe as part of the current influx of refugees and migrants. “We strongly believe in the importance of preserving the integrity of the asylum system. Asylum and terrorism are not compatible with each other,” said Ms. Fleming adding that the 1951 Refugee Convention excludes from its scope people who have committed serious crimes. Ms. Fleming emphasized that the overwhelming majority of those coming to Europe are fleeing persecution or the life-threatening effects of conflict and are unable to reach safety in Europe by alternative avenues. She also stressed that many people are fleeing from extremism and terrorism “from the very people associated with the Paris attacks.” The spokesperson also added that precarious conditions in countries of first asylum have also forced many to leave for Europe. Additionally, Ms. Fleming recalled that Member States were urged to immediately put in place an effective reception, registration and screening mechanism immediately upon arrival of refugees and migrants, adding that eligible asylum-seekers must be provided protection and relocation services under the European Union (EU) plan. “Relocation and other agreed measures can improve the management and stabilization of current flows of people. These measures include security measures and the proper registration of all those on the move,” Ms. Fleming added. Further she said highlighted the urgent need to significantly “expand legal avenues, notably resettlement and humanitarian admission programs, as alternatives to the dangerous and irregular journeys while cracking down on smugglers.” Lastly, Ms. Fleming reiterated that the security of societies and ensuring the integrity of asylum in Europe are objectives that are not incompatible and stressed that they are central to maintaining European core values and protecting the right to seek asylum. read more

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PODCAST Supporting children and youth to be more active and healthy

Pressing buttons on various devises and getting to the “next level” of video games is the new hide-and-go-seek.Researchers and parents are among those who note a considerable decline in children’s physical activity, especially spontaneous play outdoors. For a number of different reasons, the playground has gone virtual in the great indoors.LISTEN TO THE CONSIDER THIS PODCAST ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY HERE:The numbers bear this out. Today’s children watch an average of at least three hours of television a day. Only 20 per cent meet the minimum daily requirement of 60 minutes of physical activity a day and less than 20 per cent walk to and from school, reports a Niagara Region infograph.The potential health impacts are staggering. Niagara Region reports that one in three children in Niagara are obese or overweight.And that worries exercise physiologist Bareket Falk. She says it is critical for children and youth to be physically active – run, jump, walk, play sports, etc. – for their long-term body strength, particularly for their bones.In fact, youth is the time to put “more bone in the bank” to increase peak bone mass in adulthood, which potentially can delay or even prevent osteoporosis in old age, she says.“The only time that we can add bone, that we can increase and enhance our bone mass and strength is during youth,” she say. “The best and most way to do it is using exercise and physical activity.”But getting physically active doesn’t have to be costly or complicated, says youth worker Erin McBride.“It’s getting outside, it’s getting to a community centre, walking on a track, skating, swimming; just taking advantage of whatever interests youth,” she says, adding that the activities “have to be fun for kids.“Find opportunities to be active as a family,” she advises. “I think we underestimate how much our children look up to us as role models and how much they will imitate the behaviours they see through their parents.”McBride and Falk discuss these and other issues in the podcast Supporting children and youth to be more active and healthy. Dr. Bareket Falk is professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Brock University and editor of the journal Pediatric Exercise Science. Erin McBride is general manager, Youth Outreach and Day Camp, YMCA of Niagara.This year’s Consider This podcast series is produced in partnership with Niagara Connects, a Niagara-wide network of people for collaboration, planning, learning, innovation and community action.WATCH THE CONSIDER THIS PODCAST ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY HERE: read more

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Mens hockey Wild weekend for OSU after trailing Uconn twice Buckeyes come

OSU senior forward Nick Schilkey (7) during a game against Minnesota on Feb. 12 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern File PhotoFacing two-goal deficits in two consecutive games, No. 14 Ohio State (6-1-4) bounced back with five unanswered goals on Friday night to beat Connecticut (3-3-5) 7-4. Then on Saturday, OSU’s attempt at a weekend sweep was faulted by Huskies senior goaltender Rob Nichols, as the teams settled for a 3-3 tie.       The bounce-back performance was needed for coach Steve Rohlik and company after a loss and a tie to unranked Robert Morris University last weekend in a home-and-home affair. In Friday night’s contest, OSU trailed UConn 4-2 with 6:37 remaining in the second period before the Buckeyes scored three goals in a span of one minute and 32 seconds from senior forward David Gust, sophomore forward Mason Jobst and senior forward captain Nick Schilkey. The Scarlet and Gray held a 5-4 advantage heading into the third. “I’m proud of the group,” Rohlik said. “In the second period, we could’ve went one direction or the other and these guys decided that we’re going to show up and we’re going to empty the tanks and try to play the game the right way. We scored some goals, got on a roll and found a way to win a hockey game.”Schilkey, who had a three point night, became the 69th member of the 100-point club for OSU hockey in the process. “I’ve been blessed with plenty of opportunity to play with great players,” Schilkey said. “It feels good, but I’d turn in all of those points to finish the year on a win.”Rohlik said he considers himself blessed with the character and leadership Schilkey brings on and off the ice.“People see (Schilkey) as a hockey player,” Rohlik said. “To me, it’s a lot deeper than that. He’s a 4.0 student, he carries himself the right way, he’s our captain, he’s a leader, he does things the right way, he works hard. As a coach, those are the kind of guys you want in your program. That’s what’s called culture and he leads the way.”Not to be outdone, Gust completed a hat trick in the third period to cap off the win. It was his first hat trick of his career. OSU would find itself down by two goals again in the second game against Connecticut, though this time it wouldn’t be able to come back for the win.Despite outshooting the Huskies 25-2 in the second period and 49-17 overall, the Buckeyes only found the back of the net one more time — a power play goal in the third period from Gust, which gave OSU a 3-2 lead. UConn forward Brian Morgan notched the game-tying goal with 9:40 left in the game. The Buckeyes could do little except acknowledge the performance put on by Nichols to prevent the weekend sweep. “A couple of them were miracles,” Jobst said. “He was diving all over the place. I thought we played pretty well, but at the end we’ve got to find a way to win.”Although Rohlik recognized the brick wall he was up against in game two, he still wanted more from his group. “You walk away, I’ve got a little sour taste,” Rohlik said. “We had a chance to sweep. It’s hard to beat a team twice and we found that out today.”  OSU, with its only home series in the first half of the season in the rear view mirror, will head back out on the road to take on Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for two games at Houston Field House in Troy, New York, next weekend. read more

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Mens Hockey No 6 Ohio State going for season sweep against rival

Ohio State sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski controlls the puck during a 4-0 loss to Penn State on Dec. 2. Credit: Nick Hudak | For the LanternWhen Ohio State and Michigan face off, no matter what sport, the game and atmosphere is unlike any other matchup.Ohio State redshirt sophomore defenseman Wyatt Ege saw that firsthand when he visited Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to take on the Wolverines for the first time on Nov. 24.“These guys want to take your head off, so don’t catch your head down. It’s a big deal, it’s a big deal to be out there,” Ege said. “Their fans were definitely in our ears all game; their student section was right near our bench.”When the No. 6 Ohio State men’s hockey team (15-5-4, 8-5-1-0 Big Ten) hosts No. 17 Michigan (12-10-2, 7-7-2-1 Big Ten) Friday and Saturday, Ege said he’s “expecting to see the same thing here.Ohio State could be without junior forward Mason Jobst and senior defenseman Janik Moser. Jobst did not play against Penn State on Jan. 13 due to a lower-body injury. Moser left the same game after a hit from Penn State junior forward Andrew Sturtz. Both players are game-time decisions, head coach Steve Rohlik said. The Buckeyes are coming off a bye week after splitting a weekend series against Penn State,. They’ve won seven of their last eight games. Michigan enters the matchup having won its past four games, sweeping No. 13 Minnesota and No. 14 Penn State with a 15-6 scoring margin.“They’re going to come in here and obviously try and throw the first punch,” Rohlik said. “You’ve seen that in the last four games, I think they’ve scored a goal in the first two minutes of all four of those games.”Michigan has relied on strong goaltending from sophomore goaltender Hayden Lavigne, who earned the Big Ten First Star of the Week last week. Lavigne made 118 saves on 124 shots, good for a .949 save percentage in the four games.Ohio State sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski has been one of the most consistent forwards in the NCAA, leading the country with 23 assists. He is also tied for third in in the country with 34 points. Laczynski said it comes down to simple plays to beat any goaltender.   “I think just shots, lots of shots early and often. I think the more shots we have early, make him uncomfortable,” Laczynski said. “Then, he’ll be back on his heels and I think we’ll get a couple early.”The puck will drop in the first game of the series at 7 p.m. Friday at the Schottenstein Center. Saturday’s game will start at 8 p.m. read more

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Une lycéenne invente un moyen de créer du plastique à partir de

first_imgUne lycéenne invente un moyen de créer du plastique à partir de bananeElif Bilgrin, une lycéenne turque de 16 ans, a mis au point un système permettant de transformer la cellulose des peaux de banane en un plastique isolant. Le plastique, on le sait, est, à l’heure actuelle, majoritairement fabriqué à partir du pétrole. Néanmoins, on sait aussi en faire à partir de la cellulose contenue dans certains déchets alimentaires comme les pelures de mangue.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ? Dans le même esprit, Elif Bilgrin, une lycéenne turque de 16 ans est parvenue à mettre au point, après deux ans de recherches, un système utilisant lui les bananes. Concrètement, celui-ci permet de transformer la cellulose des peaux de banane en un plastique isolant. “La science est ma vocation”, a expliqué cette étudiante, qui compte la lauréate Nobel Marie Curie parmi ses modèles. Elle a d’ailleurs vu sa découverte publiée par le magazine Scientific American (Pour la science en France). Dans l’interview accordée à la revue, Mlle Bilgrin estime que son “projet serait potentiellement une solution au problème croissant de la pollution causée par le plastique d’origine pétrochimique”.Un potentiel dont ne doute apparemment par les scientifiques puisque le magazine scientifique a accordé à la jeune fille une bourse de 50.000 dollars et la possibilité de participer à un concours pour jeunes scientifiques organisé par Google en septembre, le Google fair.Le 29 juin 2013 à 09:54 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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The 10 Best New TV Shows of 2016

first_imgAs we say goodbye to 2016 forever, most people are happy to see it go. Overall, it was a pretty miserable year for everyone. Except for those hours spent on our couches in front of the TV. 2016 saw the premieres of some amazing shows, giving viewers a much-needed escape from the world around them. These are my favorite new TV shows from the past year.Brit Marling and Jason Isaacs (Via Netflix)10. The OAI kept going back and forth on whether or not to include this one. After binging through the Netflix series in one day during the weekend it was released, I still wasn’t sure what exactly to think of it. The story had some issues. After seven episodes of buildup, the last episode lacked any real payoff. There’s really not a nice way to say it; the final scenes were just stupid. And yet, I liked it anyway. It was the perfect holiday binge: a flawed, but ultimately uplifting story about belief. It helped that the cast was great, especially Jason Isaacs and Phyllis Smith. They made you feel for the characters, even as they did questionable things. Every episode leaves you wanting to start the next one immediately. It’s a beautiful, haunting series that just couldn’t figure out what to do with itself. The destination may be crap, but the journey was definitely one of my top 10 new TV experiences this year.Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford (Credit: Darren Michaels/FOX)9. Lethal WeaponI did not expect to like this show at all. It’s a TV reboot of a four-movie series where let’s face it; only the first one was any good. I was expecting Lethal Weapon to be a standard cop drama/police procedural hoping to trade on nostalgia for ratings. Man, was I wrong. The show did an excellent job updating the premise, creating something entirely new that still feels like Lethal Weapon. Much like in the original movie, the chemistry between the two leads makes the show work. You believe that these two guys would become best friends and it’s fun watching them bounce off each other. The action in the show is exciting and well-directed, which makes up for the predictable cop drama storylines. It’s not groundbreaking television by any means. It’s pure, mindless fun and that’s all it had to be.Mike Colter (Via Netflix)8. Luke CageMarvel’s third Netflix series wasn’t without its problems. The plot got lost about halfway through the season and took too long to find its way back. The dialog could be a little corny and pace was outright glacial at points. Earlier this year, Jordan Minor wrote a great piece on this website picking apart the show’s various missteps. Even with all of that in mind, Luke Cage ended up being a fine, fun superhero show. Part of that came from the fantastic fight choreography, which has become a staple of Marvel’s Netflix shows. Part of it comes from the characters, who are charming, well-rounded and portrayed by great actors. And then, there was the music. Right around the time people were criticizing Marvel for their forgettable soundtracks, out came Luke Cage, almost as if Marvel was saying, “there, you happy now?” The music underscored the action perfectly, creating a superhero story that was as much fun to listen to as it was to watch.John Lithgow and Claire Foy (Via Netflix)7. The CrownNetflix really stepped up their original series game this year. The Crown managed to satisfy both my inner history nerd and anglophile. How good was this show? I don’t care about the British royal family at all really, and The Crown had me glued to the screen for a week straight. Part of that comes from the writing, which allows us to see Queen Elizabeth II as a normal young woman who has impossible expectations thrust upon her. But the performances are what sell the show. Seriously, this series had probably the best acting I saw on TV all year. John Lithgow is phenomenal as the tragically deteriorating Winston Churchill, and Matt Smith is so charming as Prince Philip that we feel the sting when he starts acting like a dick. Plus, the show featured a terrifyingly accurate depiction of London’s Great Smog of 1952.Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci. (via Netflix)6. White Rabbit ProjectThe build team segments of Mythbusters were always the best, so I was disappointed when the news broke that they were leaving the show. They returned this year with White Rabbit Project, which isn’t quite the same, but we still get to watch them play with cool toys. While there aren’t as many big, ostentatious experiments as before, each episode is still packed with fascinating stories from history. The moments where the hosts inflict their findings on each other are hilarious. One particularly great experiment that comes to mind is when Tory Belleci set off a World War II-style stink bomb while the three of them were at a shooting range. We may never get another Mythbusters, but White Rabbit Project is the most fun I’ve had learning something all year.Geena Davis and Alfonso Herrera (Credit: Jean Whiteside/FOX)5. The ExorcistThis was one of the bigger surprises of the year. Sequels to 1973’s  The Exorcist don’t have the best track record. The first right move the TV series made was to completely ignore all the sequels that came before it. Hell, we didn’t even know the show was a direct sequel until halfway through the season. Another smart decision was to expand the scope beyond the possession of one family. Introducing a demonic conspiracy to take over Chicago allowed them to tell a much larger story while keeping the focus of the first season on the Rance family. The pace could be slow at times, but The Exorcist was probably the scariest show on TV this season. American Horror Story may have had more moment-to-moment scares, but none of those stuck with me the way The Exorcist‘s more disturbing scenes did. It also helped that the show had a great cast. Geena Davis’s performance was a particular highlight. After a whole season of the sympathetic concerned, Catholic mom, it was especially terrifying when she turned into a sadistic possessed torturer in the finale. It also wrapped up well. As much as I’d like to see a season two, I’m still completely satisfied with the ending as it stands now.Anthony Hopkins (Credit: John P. Johnson/HBO)4. WestworldOne of my, and a lot of other people’s, biggest addictions this year, Westworld.  It took the internet by storm with its intriguing premise, likable characters, and mystery-filled plot. The discussions and debates every Monday morning about where the show was going were almost more fun than watching the show itself. After a long and troubled production, I didn’t know what to expect from Westworld, but I quickly fell for the hosts and became deeply invested in their journeys toward self-awareness. Even though the twist at the end turned out exactly the way I hoped it wouldn’t, the finale was awe-inspiring to the point where it didn’t matter so much. By that point, I cared way more about Maeve’s story anyway. Her journey became the most interesting part of the show, and I can’t wait to see where the story takes her in season two. The only downside is that now we have to wait until 2018.(Via The CW)3. Legends of TomorrowWith such a massive team-up of superheroes and villains, this show runs the risk of being an unfocused mess. And hey, some episodes can be exactly that. Even so, Legends of Tomorrow ended up being the most fun part of the Arrowverse. Arrow is dark and brooding all the way through. The Flash balanced it out by adding humor and optimism, but can still get pretty heavy sometimes. Legends of Tomorrow goes for pure comic book fun and succeeds way more often than it fails. This is a show that knows how silly and silver age its premise is and embraces it completely. That self-awareness helps it rise above this year’s other time-travel TV shows (like, for example, Timeless). The acting isn’t always the best, but the cast works well together, which is important for an ensemble show like this. Who knows how much longer the ever-increasing Arrowverse can cold, but I’d be perfectly happy with many more seasons of time-travelling superhero hijinks.2. AtlantaMaybe this one doesn’t fall in line with what Geek typically covers, but it was absolutely one of the best new TV shows of 2016. I’ve been a fan of Donald Glover since those Derrick Comedy videos took over the internet in 2006. In the decade since, he’s proven to be a fantastic writer, dramatic actor, comedian, musician and probably some other stuff I’m forgetting. This guy is so good at everything he does; it almost makes you angry. All that talent is on display in his original FX series Atlanta. There isn’t another show in existence that can balance humor and drama so effectively. It can turn from hilarious to heartbreaking on a dime, and there’s nothing jarring about the transition. I’ve never seen a show that can tackle poverty, mental illness, police brutality and prejudice so earnestly and still be one of the funniest things on TV. The characters are complex, well-written and endearing. The situations they go through, while occasionally exaggerated (it is a comedy), feel authentic. Atlanta is an honest, funny, experimental show that somehow works on every level. It deserves any and all praise it gets.(Via Netflix)1. Stranger ThingsMan, Netflix really went above and beyond this year, didn’t they? Stranger Things took over the world last summer, for good reason. It was nostalgic, but not in a cheesy or exploitative way. The characters were interesting, and you truly cared about each of them. Even if one of them was unceremoniously killed off in episode two. Mostly, it felt like a kind of show (well, movie really) that used to be common, but nobody makes anymore. Namely movies about a group of kids, going on an adventure that their parents don’t know about. For people who grew up on The Goonies, Stand By Me and E.T., Stranger Things was pure comfort food. More than that, there was plenty of intriguing science fiction and genuine horror to back it up. After finishing the season, nobody wanted to say goodbye. Fans immediately demanded a second season, which is on its way. There was a lot of great TV this year, but more than anything else, I just wish I could watch Stranger Things for the first time again. That alone is enough to make it my favorite TV show of the year.last_img read more

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Solskjaer praises Tottenhams Pochettino and Kane

first_imgAs next Sunday’s Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United match approaches, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to praise Pochettino and Harry Kane.Despite doing a great job so far at Manchester United, caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has never stopped hearing the constant connections between his current position and manager Mauricio Pochettino.With the Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United match approaching, it was only natural that members of the press would question the Norwegian manager about the links but he doesn’t seem to mind about them.In fact, Solskjaer has a demeanor that exudes humbleness and he has no problem in praising the Argentine manager for the work he’s been doing for Spurs in the last few years.As a sane person would react to these links, the Red Devils’ current boss knows that people are talking about Pochettino possibly taking on the role in the future because he is currently part of an elite group of coaches who are being considered in case he doesn’t cut it.But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to have won over pretty much all of the players, as he took the whole squad to a mini-camp in Dubai in order to get decompressed after the hell everybody went through with Jose Mourinho.Solskjaer acknowledges Pochettino speculation and offers cryptic Man Utd transfer update https://t.co/wuaVLAZzBS pic.twitter.com/PuMN9EW0I4— Cleansheet (@Cleansheet) January 10, 2019The results for Manchester United presented themselves quickly, the Red Devils are a completely different squad than they were under the Portuguese manager and the Norwegian coach is the person who can be deemed responsible for this achievement.All the players have been responding very well to the new treatment they are getting from their new boss, Ole is even making his best attempt to recover players such as Alexis Sanchez or Romelu Lukaku, who seemed like lost causes at this stage of the season.But the time to get a little more serious is upon the novice manager, he knows that the moment of truth will be on Sunday against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.When asked about the links between Pochettino and the Red Devils, Solskjaer responded with grace: “It’s not my job to rate different managers but he has done a very good job,” said Solskjaer via BBC Sport. “The speculation is there for a reason.”“Harry Kane? He’s not bad is he?” added the Norwegian.“He is a fantastic goalscorer, one of the best in the world. From the outside, it looks like he never misses chances really. We have to make sure he doesn’t get any against us.”“They are a top, top side and if we want to get close to them or go past them we will need a good result,” he concluded.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.”The speculation is there for a reason.”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had some big praise for Mauricio Pochettino.More here: https://t.co/ElO1vdJnI1 pic.twitter.com/aBAnYN4SlN— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 10, 2019Now that things seem to be working properly, the Red Devils have returned to Manchester from their flash trip to Dubai with their hopes on getting some points they lost back and become one of the title contenders as soon as they possibly can.The result from next Sunday’s match at Wembley will be a great indicator of what could happen to the manager’s future at the club, but the Manchester United players have another idea in mind for their visit to Spurs.None of them have forgotten about the match during the first half of the season they lost at Old Trafford, more than one of them are eager to prove a point and get those three points back from Wembley.We are bound to see how key players like Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, or Anthony Martial react to this new challenge.Every single one of those footballers has recovered their best form, we might get a glimpse of it against another one of the most competitive sides in English football today.🗣 “He’s [Pochettino] done a very good job. The speculation is there for a reason because he’s done well but it’s not my job to rate different managers. My focus is on me and my team.”– Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Mauricio Pochettino. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/6vdZG6lbQS— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) January 10, 2019What do you expect from the match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium next Sunday? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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New owner assumes control of California news giants

first_img KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An immigrant who once bundled ink-fresh newspapers at a newspaper printing press took control of the San Diego Union-Tribune today, and promised in a letter to readers to fight fake news as if it were cancer.Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a biotech billionaire who has dedicated most of his fortune to fighting cancer, on Monday will finalize his $500 million- plus purchase of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and some community newspapers.His purchase of the Union-Tribune returned it to the control of a Californian nine years after an investment group bought it from the Copley family of San Diego. And it marked the end of 16 years of often-chaotic control of the L.A. Times, a 135-year-old institution, by the Tribune Company ofChicago.Union-TribuneSoon-Shiong wrote a letter to readers today, printed on page A10 of the U-T and page A7 of The Times. “I believe that fake news is the cancer of our times and social media the vehicles for metastasis,” he wrote. “Institutions like The Times and the Union-Tribune are more vital than ever.”Soon-Shiong said the Internet has sparked “an era of digitally-enabled disruptions which pose an existential threat to the traditional newspaper industry,” and said the newspaper group will have to be run like a business. Then he added: “we will invest in the group’s future.”Soon-Shiong wrote that his first job was on the truck dock of the Port Elizabeth Evening Post newspaper in South Africa. “I still recall the sounds and smells of the printing presses as the first papers rolled off the conveyor belt. “I would grab as many as 800 copies from an ink-stained pressman, handing them off to my cadre of ‘runners’ who would then deliver them to local businesses and residences,” he wrote.“Newspapers were not only in my blood, they also engaged my mind.” Soon-Shiong said The Post’s stories taught him “what it meant to grow up `non-white’ under apartheid. I came to understand the evil consequences of racism and discrimination.“I began to appreciate the essential role journalism plays in fostering and sustaining democracy and free societies.” The new publisher said he wants to preserve “the integrity, honesty and fairness we’ve observed in our decades as avid readers of the Los Angeles Times.“My family and I fervently believe that The Times, the Union-Tribune and our other titles must continue to serve as beacons of truth, hope and inspiration binding our communities,” he wrote. “We view the publications we acquired as a quasi-public trust,” Soon- Shiong wrote. “We understand they will be the voice and inspiration forour cities, our state, the nation and the world.” June 18, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News KUSI Newsroom Updated: 3:03 PM New owner assumes control of California news giants FacebookTwitter Posted: June 18, 2018last_img
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Indian auto sales plunge to lowest numbers in 16 years as demonetisation

first_imgCustomers sit inside premium hatchback Baleno at a Nexa dealershipReuters filePrime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes in November has dented the year-end sales of carmakers. Automobile sales fell by 18.66 percent in December to 1.2 million units, the biggest monthly drop since December 2000, according to Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).Also read: Indian luxury car market likely to post its first ever decline in 2016Two-wheeler sales were the most affected. Sales fell 22 percent in December from the previous month — one of the biggest falls — to 910,235 units. Domestic passenger car sales dipped by 8.14 percent to 158,617 units, the most since a 10.15 percent drop reported in April 2014. The only segment that posted positive sales in December was light commercial vehicles, which grew 1.15 percent.The SIAM report also says auto sales in rural areas has seen a big drop as cash is the main mode of payment in these regions. Large two wheeler manufacturers have also seen a big impact due to their high exposure to rural markets.Apart from demonetisation, uncertainty over GST rate that India is gearing up to unveil later this year seems to have slowed auto sales. Some customers are also waiting for the regulations the government would announce at its annual budget on February 1.For the calendar year 2016, Indian automobile sector sold a total of 21,901,572 units across segments and categories to record a growth of 9.17 percent. The auto sales in 2015 were 20,061,389 units across segments and categories.Total passenger vehicle sales, which include cars, utility vehicles and vans, rose by 7.01 percent to 2,966,637 units in 2016. Sales of commercial vehicles increased by 7.67 percent and three-wheeler segment sales logged a rise of 6.12 percent to 545,732 units in last year. Overall sales of two-wheelers increased by 9.70 percent to 17,686,563 units in 2016.last_img read more

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Will You Be Ready for the Virtual Reality Future

first_img I recently finished reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Admittedly, I am a little late to the party. The book, published in 2011, is already a classic, soon to be a movie directed by Steven Spielberg.The book has made a profound effect on me, as it unlocked in my mind a believable path to fully immersive virtual reality (VR). Perhaps for the first time in my life, it became clear what it will be like when a digital copy of me goes through the “gate.”Here is the summary of my takeaways, without any plot spoilers.1. Multiple personalitiesOur digital copies will not be copies at all. Rather, they will be our digital fantasies.Even today, with the limited amount of digital expression given to us by chats and texts and Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat posts, we can see this trend. Our online identities aren’t the same as our real life ones. We don’t want them to be. Whatever shortcomings or insecurities we have, we tend to overcompensate for them online.Related: This Is What It’s Like to Strap a Microsoft HoloLens on Your Face (VIDEO)Once fully immersive VR is here, each person is going to be able to create a much more developed, realistic digital persona in the online world. The characters in Ready Player One when online aren’t anything like they are in real life. They are better looking, stronger and more free because they aren’t bounded by the laws of physics.What does it mean to live in the world where each one of us will have several, fully fleshed out selfs?It is hard to grasp from our current vantage point. But just like kids have become full digital natives, future generations will naturally exist in both the physical and digital worlds.2. Mind over matterAs human beings evolved, so did our minds. Since the dawn of civilization, strength and muscles were the traits that ensured survival. But more and more, this has stopped being the case. Intelligence has been defining the future and dominating the genome. These days, if you are smart you can make more money and have a better living than if you are just strong.Virtual reality takes this perhaps to the ultimate extreme because strength and our physical bodies become less and less relevant. Motion and speed in VR depend more on our minds and intelligence and not so much on our physical bodies.It is mind blowing and odd to think that mind overtakes matter. After all, how can the mind exist and be healthy if there is no actual body to support it? The hero of Ready Player One still has to exercise in the physical world every day to stay in shape, but this is just about the only activity he does that is not inside VR. There is no doubt that if he he had a choice of fully moving into VR he would do it in a heartbeat (pun intended). 3. Physics becomes economicsThe digital world is frictionless. Scrolling on your phone requires much less effort than flipping a page of a book. We can easily move objects in the digital world, because the rules of physics do not apply. Yet, physics is not entirely gone in VR. Instead, it is replaced by economics.Our digital equivalents will rule the world with unlocks, level ups and digital currency. To jump higher, run faster and teleport to distant worlds one will need currency and skill. There will still be barriers, but they will economical rather than physical.We will be able to rewire and rebuild ourselves and our worlds through in-app purchases. New looks, new clothing, new weapons, new houses and new powers will be available much in the same way they are available today in apps and games — via points and digital currency. Related: Will Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs Learn With Virtual Reality?4. Full immersionToday’s VR experiences are still not fully immersive. You can tell you are wearing a headset. You can feel the outside world through your skin. You know you aren’t really moving around when you are in VR. In the world described in Ready Player One, the characters experience fully immersive VR, and it is mind blowing. Imagine putting on a full body suit and a visor and going somewhere else. Remember when Apple introduced retina displays with more pixels that our eyes can really appreciate? Imagine VR going the same way. Fully immersive VR will bring you to strange new worlds that will feel every bit (pun intended) as real as our world today. You will not be able to tell a difference between walking through the Grand Canyon and walking through a landscape on Mars. 5. When do we get there?What is the horizon for all this magic? Likely within 10 to 15 years. The public release of major headsets expected soon will be the beginning, but to be clear, it will be many years before what is described in Ready Player One to become our reality.For starters, the resolution and the motion is still in the beta stages. You can tell you are inside a video game. Navigation presents an even bigger challenge. You don’t have a great way to navigate in VR today. And we are very far away from full immersion using a body suit.Yet, we can already see a lot of progress made in all of these directions. Even looking at the VR companies applying this year to Techstars, we are able to see paths to that fully immersive future. 6. Philosophical implicationsIf your head is spinning from all of this — I don’t blame you, so is mine. The philosophical and societal implications of VR are huge. The shift to mobile with the invention of the iPhone will blend into the rest of history as not that interesting once we have fully immersive VR. What happens to society at large once individuals choose to either live in the virtual world? How can people sustain themselves? Do we figure out a way to be fully digitized, and make a leap like Jake from Avatar? What does it mean, and how is it even possible??I don’t have a clue. But I deeply believe that people will figure it out. Whatever it is, the new, fully immersive VR world will be truly amazing and mind blowing.Related: Beyond Gaming: Oculus Rift Founder’s Predictions for Virtual Reality’s Future Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 6 min read July 22, 2015 Register Now »last_img read more

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Richard Pryors wife confirms he had sex with Marlon Brando

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- The widow of comedy legend, Richard Pryor, confirmed he did have sex with Academy Award winning actor Marlon Brando. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Did Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando sleep together?Doug Jones officially wins! Alabama rejects homophobe Roy Moore’s lawsuitI gained a superpower when I fled Indonesia to seek asylum in CanadaRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/richard-pryors-wife-confirms-sex-marlon-brando/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img ‘If you did enough cocaine, you’d fuck a radiator and send it flowers in the morning.’Lee also told the gossip website that Pryor would probably be laughing about Jones’ sharing details about his sex life to the world.Bisexual BrandoWhile he alive Brando was very open about being bisexual.‘Homosexuality is so much in fashion, it no longer makes news,’  Brando told Gary Carey for the actor’s 1976 biography, The Only Contender.‘Like a large number of men, I, too, have had homosexual experiences, and I am not ashamed.‘I have never paid much attention to what people think about me.‘But if there is someone who is convinced that Jack Nicholson and I are lovers, may they continue to do so. I find it amusing.’A book titled, James Dean: Tomorrow Never Comes, released in 2016 claimed that Brando was in an S&M relationship with heartthrob James Dean.‘I got the impression that Jimmy was engaged in a cat-and-mouse affair with Brando, with Brando being the cat, of course,’ Dean’s friend and actor Stanley Haggart told the book’s authors.‘Brando seemed to be toying with Jimmy for his own amusement. I think Brando was sadistically using Jimmy, who followed him around like a lovesick puppy with his tongue wagging.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The revelations about Brando’s sex life came out during a tell all interview by music producer Quincy Jones.Entertainment website Vulture interviewed Jones about his life and career, which included a strong friendship with Brando.During the interview Jones recalled that Brando would often go cha-cha dancing with him when his story took a turn.‘He’d fuck anything. Anything!’ Jones said.‘He’d fuck a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye.’The Vulture journalist – David Marchese – interviewing Jones pressed him on the matter and asked him how he knew Brando had slept with those men.‘Come on, man. He did not give a fuck!’ Jones said.Not surprisingly the internet was rife about the truth of Jones’ comments after the interview was published.But Pryor’s wife, Jennifer Lee, confirmed his account.The producer and actress told TMZ that Pryor was never shy about his bisexuality.In fact, he wrote about it in great detail in his diaries, which Lee plans to publish later this year.Lee explained the men’s sexual relationship as being a product of its time.‘It was the ’70s! Drugs were still good, especially quaaludes,’ Lee said. Marlon Brando (L) slept with comedian Richard Pryor in the 70s. | Photo: File and Facebook via Richard Pryor officiallast_img read more

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first_img News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more According to a new market research report “Breast Imaging Technologies Market (Digital Mammography,3D Breast Tomosynthesis, Breast MRI, Breast Ultrasound, Molecular Breast Imaging, Optical Imaging, PET/CT/PEM Modalities) Technology and Market Analysis & Global Forecasts to 2017” is an attempt to showcase the market impact of current and emerging breast imaging technologies having excellent growth potential in the coming five years. The technologies profiled in the report are segmented into Ionizing breast imaging modalities and Non-Ionizing breast imaging technologies on basis of radiation. Ionizing breast imaging modalities include Mammography, 3D Breast Tomosynthesis, Cone beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), Positron Emission Mammography (PEM), Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI). The various Non-ionizing modalities for breast screening covered in the report are Breast MRI, Optical Imaging, Breast thermography and Breast Ultrasound.Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women (after lung cancer). Breast cancer strikes women of all ages, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic strata and geographical locales. Initial diagnosis and staging are essential in determining the choice of therapy, as well as a patient’s prognosis and chances of survival. Therefore, breast imaging procedures has a significant role in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.Mammography is the touchstone technology and is widely accepted for breast cancer screening followed by breast MRI. Digital mammography comprises more than 45 percent of the entire breast imaging market. However, owing to its poor sensitivity, high false positives, alternative technologies such as MRI, 3D breast tomosynthesis, ultrasound and nuclear imaging are attaining significance for the diagnosis of breast cancer. However, physicians and healthcare providers are still reluctant to use breast MRI, primarily due to its high investment costs. However, new inroads are being designed providing a hope that, an inexpensive means of performing breast MRI may be imminent. These provide a glimpse into the enormous potential yet offered by this elegant technology.Another modality rising to the forefront is CBCT and whole breast ultrasound. These technologies continue to improve exponentially, with a few units now readily available in the market. Molecular breast imaging is another modality emerging as a possible supplemental screening tool for women with dense breasts. Another emerging technology which recently made its entry into market is the photo acoustic optical imaging technology is able to penetrate deeply into the breast, uses no radiation, and so is completely non-invasive. A major advantage of optical imaging and cone beam CT is patient comfort, because the breast is not compressed. In the future, it is likely that several of these modalities will gain widespread clinical acceptance and find specific roles in the diagnosis and monitoring of breast cancer.This research analysis also provides detailed information on breast imaging technological advancements in breast cancer diagnosis based on geography. The research report identifies and evaluates key advancements of breast screening modalities in development and approval stages. Patent analysis, investor analysis and investment opportunity evaluation along with multi-level criteria technology benchmarking are assessed within the breast imaging modalities. Strategic recommendations for technology stakeholders are elaborately discussed in this research service.The global Breast ImagingMarket is poised to grow at a CAGR of 15.37% from the year 2012 reaching approximately $5 billion by 2017. America is the major market for breast imaging equipments followed by Europe and they have been driving the market significantly owing to rising number of breast cancer cases across the developed economies. Other than the mature markets, emerging economies such as Asia-pacific and Middle-East are the future drivers of breast imaging market. However, one major downside to the newer modalities is their cost in comparison with conventional breast imaging. This, too, will likely improve as the technology becomes more available and reimbursements increase.The key players profiled in the report are Hologic Inc., Aurora Imaging Technology, Imaging Diagnostic Systems Inc., Naviscan PET Systems Inc., GE Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare, Koning Corporation, Philips Research, U-Systems Inc., Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc., Dune Medical Technologies, Dilon Diagnostics, Planmeca GmbH, Gamma Medica Inc and AGFA Healthcare.For more information: http://www.marketsandmarkets.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Feature | January 11, 2013 Global Breast Imaging Technologies Market Worth $5 Billion by 2017 Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more last_img read more

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Wells Fargos Profits Fold Under Pressure

first_img With intense pressure stemming from falling oil prices, historically low interest rates, and volatile financial markets profits at San Francisco-based Wells Fargo did not come in strong for the first quarter of 2016.Wells Fargo & Company reported in its earnings statement released Thursday, net income at the bank reached $5.5 billion, or $0.99 per diluted common share, for first quarter of 2016. Last year, during this time, the bank reported a net income of $5.8 billion, or $1.04 per share and in the fourth quarter of 2015 it reported $5.6 billion in income, or $1.00 per share.Chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo, John Stumpf, said, “Wells Fargo’s first quarter results reflected the benefit of our diversified business model as we managed challenges presented by a volatile operating environment for our industry. We again generated solid growth in the fundamental drivers of long-term value creation: loans, deposits and capital. We also completed two important acquisitions from GE Capital, which are great additions to our company and demonstrate the benefit of our strong financial position. We remain focused on meeting the financial needs of our consumer and business customers, and I believe we are well positioned for the future.”The statement showed that net interest income in first quarter of 2016 rose $79 million from fourth quarter 2015 to $11.7 billion. The bank attributes this increase to “earning asset growth, including a partial quarter impact from the assets acquired from GE Capital, the benefit of the fourth quarter increase in the federal funds rate and disciplined deposit pricing.” However, the net interest income increase was partially offset by reduced income from variable sources (periodic dividends and loans fees) and one less day in the quarter.Wells Fargo reported that mortgage banking noninterest income was $1.6 billion in the first quarter of 2016, down $62 million from fourth quarter 2015. This decline was “primarily driven by a decrease in mortgage originations and production margins in the first quarter, partially offset by higher servicing income.” Residential mortgage loan originations decreased down $3 billion to $44 billion in the first quarter, and the production margin on residential held-for-sale mortgage loan originations was 1.68 percent, compared with 1.83 percent in fourth quarter. Servicing income, however, experienced an increase, rising from $730 million in fourth quarter to $850 million in the first quarter. Total loans were $947.3 billion at March 31, 2016, up $30.7 billion, or 3 percent, from December 31, 2015, the report stated. This total includes $24.9 billion from the GE Capital acquisitions. Total average loans were $927.2 billion in the first quarter, up $14.9 billion from the prior quarter, and included an $8.8 billion impact from the GE Capital acquisitions.“Our first quarter results demonstrated an ability to produce consistent revenue and net income across economic and interest rate cycles. While challenges in the energy industry and persistent low rates impacted our bottom line, our diversified business model was again beneficial to our results. We were disciplined in deploying liquidity into investment securities in the quarter, with gross purchases well below recent quarters,” said CFO of Wells Fargo John Shrewsberry. “This was partially responsible for the $30 billion increase in our federal funds and short-term investment balances compared with the prior quarter. Our capital remained very strong with Common Equity Tier 1 (fully phased-in) of $142.7 billion. Our net payout ratio was 60 percent in the quarter, as we returned $3.0 billion to shareholders through common stock dividends and net share repurchases.”Click here to view Wells Fargo’s First Quarter 2016 Earnings Statement.Bank of America’s Profits Slip in Q1It was a tough first quarter for Bank of America, as the bank experienced a year-over-year decline of 13 percent in net income down to $2.7 billion, or earnings per diluted share of $0.21, according to the bank’s Q1 earnings statement released Thursday.The bank’s net income was also down by $0.6 billion over-the-quarter from Q4’s net income of $3.3 billion, according to Bank of America.Consumer performed well for Bank of American in Q1, with consumer banking’s net income jumping by 22 percent up to $1.8 billion as positive operating leverage was created by higher revenue from increased customer activity combined with lower expenses. The bank’s sales and trading revenue were down by 16 percent in Q1, however.”This quarter, we benefited from good consumer and commercial banking activity,” said Brian Moynihan, CEO. “Our business segments earned $4.5 billion, up 16 percent from the year-ago quarter. This was partially offset by valuation adjustments from lower long-term interest rates and annual compensation expenses. Despite volatile markets, our Global Markets business produced solid earnings. As always, we are focused on loan and deposit growth and managing expenses. By doing that, we continue to improve on what we do best: helping consumers live their financial lives and helping businesses grow and employ more people.”Bank of America’s Legacy Assets and Servicing revenue was down by $235 million, from $914 million down to $669 million due to a decline in net interest income on lower loan balances and a drop in non-interest income. The bank’s mortgage banking income declined due to lower servicing fees and mortgage servicing rights net of hedge results. The factors causing the decline were partially offset by gains on certain loan sales, according to the earnings statement. The number of residential loans serviced by Bank of America that were 60-plus days delinquent declined over-the-year by 42 percent, down to 88,000, during Q1.Non-interest expense declined by $1 billion down to $14.8 billion.Click here to view Bank of America’s complete Q1 earnings statement. in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News, Origination, Servicing Wells Fargo’s Profits Fold Under Pressure April 14, 2016 605 Views center_img Earning Statement Profits Wells Fargo 2016-04-14 Staff Writer Sharelast_img read more

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