LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Propelled by an extra strong Sunday, the opening weekend grosses for “Crazy Rich Asians” were even higher than expected. The Warner Bros. romantic comedy earned $26.5 million in its first weekend in theatres, and $35.3 million since it hit theatres Wednesday.Second place went to Warner Bros.’ shark thriller “The Meg,” now in its second weekend. The Jason Statham pic chomped up an additional $21.2 million, bringing its domestic total to $83.8 million.Mark Wahlberg’s R-rated actioner “Mile 22” opened in third place with $13.7 million, while “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” took fourth with $10.8 million.Rounding out the top five was another new offering, “Alpha,” about a young man and his dog in the ice age. “Alpha” grossed $10.4 million over the weekend.The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:1. “Crazy Rich Asians,” Warner Bros., $26,510,140, 3,384 locations, $7,834 average, $35,276,909, 1 Week.2. “The Meg,” Warner Bros., $21,151,012, 4,118 locations, $5,136 average, $83,760,074, 2 Weeks.3. “Mile 22,” STX Entertainment, $13,710,825, 3,520 locations, $3,895 average, $13,710,825, 1 Week.4. “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” Paramount, $10,773,347, 3,482 locations, $3,094 average, $181,012,068, 4 Weeks.5. “Alpha,” Sony, $10,352,512, 2,719 locations, $3,807 average, $10,352,512, 1 Week.6. “Disney’s Christopher Robin,” Disney, $8,861,530, 3,602 locations, $2,460 average, $66,878,940, 3 Weeks.7. “BlacKkKlansman,” Focus Features, $7,383,195, 1,788 locations, $4,129 average, $23,392,685, 2 Weeks.8. “Slender Man,” Sony, $4,801,712, 2,358 locations, $2,036 average, $20,578,291, 2 Weeks.9. “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” Sony, $3,768,479, 2,187 locations, $1,723 average, $153,962,179, 6 Weeks.10. “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” Universal, $3,405,405, 2,270 locations, $1,500 average, $111,222,895, 5 Weeks.11. “The Equalizer 2,” Sony, $2,863,549, 1,888 locations, $1,517 average, $94,782,433, 5 Weeks.12. “Ant-Man And The Wasp,” Disney, $2,646,856, 1,520 locations, $1,741 average, $208,392,506, 7 Weeks.13. “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” Lionsgate, $2,617,298, 2,409 locations, $1,086 average, $29,998,313, 3 Weeks.14. “Incredibles 2,” Disney, $2,302,020, 1,238 locations, $1,859 average, $594,100,868, 10 Weeks.15. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” Universal, $1,157,380, 814 locations, $1,422 average, $411,754,745, 9 Weeks.16. “Dog Days,” Mirror/LD Entertainment, $868,664, 2,387 locations, $364 average, $5,929,487, 2 Weeks.17. “Geetha Govindam,” Independent Indian, $821,990, 160 locations, $5,137 average, $1,564,311, 1 Week.18. “Teen Titans Go! To The Movies,” Warner Bros., $750,127, 590 locations, $1,271 average, $27,301,479, 4 Weeks.19. “Eighth Grade,” A24, $735,240, 542 locations, $1,357 average, $11,638,783, 6 Weeks.20. “Three Identical Strangers,” Neon Rated, $502,144, 276 locations, $1,819 average, $10,567,548, 8 Weeks.—Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown. But they’re doing little substantive talking with each other as the disruption in federal services slogs into another weekend.Trump now is threatening to close the Mexican border to press Congress to give him money for a wall.Democrats are vowing to pass legislation restoring the government when they take control of the House on Thursday. But that won’t accomplish anything unless Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate go along with it.The effects of the impasse are growing. The Environmental Protection Agency is implementing its shutdown plan at midnight Friday night. It had enough money to operate a week longer than other agencies. Thousands of employees are being furloughed. Disaster-response teams will still work.Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin And Lisa Mascaro, The Associated Press
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena held a summit in Seoul on Wednesday and discussed ways to boost bilateral cooperation.During the summit, South Korea agreed to expand the size of its loans to Sri Lanka from 300 million dollars to 500 million dollars by 2019. Moon appreciated Sri Lanka’s support and cooperation in tackling the North Korean nuclear issue, KBS World Radio reported. The loans will be provided from the Economic Development Cooperation Fund, a state-run fund launched in 1987 which aims to help emerging countries with low-interest loans. Sirisena pledged to actively support Seoul’s efforts to ease tensions and establish peace on the Korean Peninsula through the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.Moon explained his New Southern Policy which aims to deepen ties with South Asia. The two leaders assessed the progress their countries have witnessed in bilateral ties since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1977 and agreed to build new cooperative relations. Accordingly, they agreed to boost high-level exchanges and cooperation in defense and defense industries. (Colombo Gazette)
by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 9, 2012 4:37 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Worries about the eurozone debt crisis and slowing global economic conditions pushed the Toronto stock market lower Monday for a third session.The S&P/TSX composite index lost 25.28 points to 11,634.67 with losses led by resource stocks even as prices for oil and metals started to recover from steep drops at the end of last week.“We seem to be stuck in this rut,” said Allan Small, senior adviser at DWM Securities.“I guess a positive for me is that the market is actually quite resilient. If you look at the halfway point, the TSX is pretty much flat for the year. But U.S. markets are fantastic.”The Canadian dollar moved 0.06 of a cent lower to 98.11 cents U.S., as oil gained ground and the Bank of Canada’s new survey of business intentions suggested Canadian firms remain surprisingly optimistic about the next year, with positive expectations for sales, investment and hiring.The most encouraging reading by the central bank was on hiring intentions, with 59 per cent of firms saying they plan to hire additional workers in the next 12 months, as opposed to only six per cent that plan to cut jobs.The TSX Venture Exchange added 0.62 of a point to 1,211.98.U.S. indexes remained firmly in the red after data Friday showed the U.S. economy only cranked out an average of 75,000 jobs a month during the second quarter, down sharply from 226,000 in the January-March period.The International Monetary Fund also warned last week that it was downgrading its economic forecast.The Dow Jones industrials fell 36.18 points to 12,736.29.The Nasdaq composite index was down 5.56 points to 2,931.77 and the S&P 500 index lost 2.22 points to 1,352.46 .The chronic eurozone debt crisis also chipped away at investor confidence as Spain’s borrowing costs rose to dangerously high levels. The interest rate, or yield, on the country’s 10-year bonds rose above seven per cent this morning, a level that market-watchers consider unsustainable. The crisis has centred on Spain in recent weeks as the country’s banks struggle under the weight of toxic loans and assets following the collapse of the country’s property market.The TSX base metals sector fell 2.17 per cent as the September copper contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange edged up two cents to US$3.43 a pound following an eight-cent fall. First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) fell 52 cents to $18.11.Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B) said Monday it has temporarily withdrawn its social and environmental impact assessment application for the Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 copper project in Chile. Teck declined 84 cents to C$31.08.The energy sector was off 0.59 per cent as the August crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was ahead $1.54 to US$85.99 a barrel after sliding $2.77 at the end of last week. Prices took off Monday as Norway prepared for a shutdown of its North Sea crude production.Norway’s oil industry, which produces more than 3.8 million barrels of oil and natural gas per day, said platforms were set to switch off due to a strike by offshore oil workers over retirement benefits.Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) dropped 26 cents to $26.32 and Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) dipped 20 cents to $29.16.The gold sector was off about 0.3 per cent as bullion started to recover from Friday’s $30 decline, up $10.20 to US$1,589.10 an ounce. Iamgold (TSX:IMG) was off eight cents to C$11.44 while Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) faded 19 cents to US$37.36.The industrials sector moved down 0.34 per cent with Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) down 58 cents to $74.45.Transportation giant Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) said Sunday that it received a conditional order valued at about $1 billion for 15 of the new C-Series aircraft the company aims to begin delivering by the end of next year. Its shares slipped a penny at $4.03.In other corporate developments, Thomson Reuters Inc. (TSX:TRI) shares gave back four cents to $28.99 after the information provider made a friendly US$625-million offer to buy FX Alliance, a company that provides foreign exchange trading technology.And in the U.S., health insurer WellPoint Inc. is buying managed care provider Amerigroup Corp. for about US$4.46 billion in cash. Amerigroup manages publicly-funded health programs like Medicaid.There were a couple of bits of positive news Monday.Aluminum giant Alcoa Inc., the first Dow component to report second-quarter earnings, beat analyst expectations. Earnings per share came in at six cents, beating reduced estimates of five cents. Revenue of US$5.96 billion beat expectations of $5.81 billion. Shares in the sector bellwether were up about 1.6 per cent in after hours trading.And inflation figures for China showed the consumer price index at its lowest since January 2010. That will give Beijing leeway to continue adding stimulus to fight an economic slowdown. In a surprise move, China cut interest rates last week for a second time in a month. Worries about slowing global economy, Spain banking crisis weigh on markets
“This horrific attack against civilians in a market demonstrates an appalling disregard for human life,” said Nicholas Haysom, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan. “UNAMA has repeatedly called for an immediate ban on weapons which kill indiscriminately and that are used in civilian-populated areas.” According to the media, a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives in a crowded marketplace. UNAMA extends its condolences to the families of all of those killed in the explosion and wishes a speedy recovery to those who were injured.
Choudary, who is a trained lawyer, is understood to have argued that the licencing conditions are disproportionate to the crime for which he was convicted.While he is accused of radicalising dozens of young Muslims, including terrorists who have committed atrocities both here and abroad, Choudary was only convicted of one terrorism offence. Sources said counter-terror police and the security services “will be watching him like a hawk”. The cost of keeping him under surveillance is likely to exceed £2 million a year. Anjem Choudary is at probation hostel in north LondonCredit:Jeff Gilbert According to reports, he has been placed on an asset freezing order. It is not clear whether he can use the funds to pay for lawyers. It is possible he is entitled to legal aid, having lived on benefits for years before going to jailA well-placed source said: “There was an expectation at the Ministry of Justice that Choudary was going to bring a legal challenge. That’s just what he does. a number of conditions are being imposed on him and he is seeking to challenge that. Nobody is surprised if he pursues the claim. That is what everybody is expecting.”Choudary was freed from Belmarsh prison in south east London early yesterday morning after reaching the midway point of his sentence.He had been held at Frankland high security prison in Durham, which has a special extremist unit, but was moved back to London ahead of his release. He was driven out of Belmarsh prison at high speed before dawn and was spotted arriving at a probation hostel in north London at 6.29am.Wearing blue Adidas trainers and a grey cardigan over a long white robe, he was accompanied by two police officers in plain clothes. Anjem Choudary was released from prison after serving half of his five and a half year sentenceCredit:Jeff Gilbert Show more Anjem Choudary, the notorious Islamist hate preacher, who was let out of prison yesterday, is considering mounting a legal challenge to the strict conditions of his release.Choudary is understood to have applied for legal aid funding to bring his action against ministers, arguing the conditions breach his human rights.The 51-year-old father of five, who is represented by the leading human rights law firm Birnberg Peirce, wants to tone down some of the 25 rules he must adhere to following his release.They include tight restrictions on who he can associate with, which mosque he can attend and what locations he is allowed to visit.In addition he is banned from using the internet and is not allowed to speak to youngsters under the age 18. Any breach of the licensing conditions and Choudary would be returned to prisonto complete the remainder of his five and a half year sentence, which was handed down after he was found guilty of swearing an oath of allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).But prisoners who feel their human rights are being violated by the rules can apply to mount a judicial review in order to decide whether they are fair. After spending the morning inside the hostel, Choudary briefly appeared on the steps of the building where a large number of photographers and camera crews had gathered.He smiled and waved briefly to the cameras, but said nothing – mindful not to breach his licence conditions which is understood to prevent him from talking to the media.Parents taking their children to a nearby school expressed their concern at Choudary’s presence on Friday morning.Later in the afternoon he left the hostel in a cab in order to visit a mosque to attend Friday prayers.He is expected to remain in the probation hostel for between three to six months before being allowed to return to his family home under tight restrictions.Once his licensing period ends in two and a half years time, he will be a free man and will be no longer subject to any restrictions. It is understood Choudary’s lawyers have now written to the Ministry of Justice complain that the severe restrictions – possible the most draconian imposed on a British citizen – does constitute a breach of his human rights. Sir Mark Rowley, the former head of counter terror policing said while Choudary’s conviction had been significant, it was important not to overstate his significance.He said: “It was a significant arrest and it was good to put him in prison. But I think we have to be careful not to overstate his significance. “At the end of the day, he is a pathetic groomer of others. That is what he has done in the past. He is not some sort of evil genius we all need to be afraid of. “We have to recognise that radicalisers look to generate a profile, they look to prey on the vulnerable.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Mayor Patricia Chase-Greene testifying before the CoI. Also in photo is Commissioner, Justice Cecil KennardRetired Justice Cecil Kennard on Monday clarified that he is standing by his words that were used against Mayor Patricia Chase-Greene during her cross-examination at the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) that is currently ongoing into the financial affairs of City Hall.Kennard, who is the Chairman of the Commission, stated that the Mayor was questioning the laywer, Everton Singh-Lammy instead of answering the questions that were asked.“I wish to make certain issues abundantly clear. In relation to the issue with the Mayor when she was being cross-examined by Mr Lammy…Instead of asking questions, she was asking questions of the lawyer and she continued to prattle, not listening to what the lawyer was saying [and] asking her.”He stated that at that time, an intervention was required to which he responded, “I said at that stage, ‘Madam, shut up and listen’….I have no apology for making that statement.”The retired Justice reassured that he will continue to conduct a proper investigation and in no point in time, has he ever been biased or will ever be.Justice Kennard has been a lawyer for 56 years and during that time, he also served as State Counsel, High Court Judge, Justice of Appeal and Chancellor of the Judiciary.“I intend to act in accordance with the evidence that has been led and will be led,” said the holder of the Order of Roraima (OR) and Cacique Crown of Honour (CCH).Mayor Chase-Greene, appeared before the CoI on Friday last to answer to the disqualified no-confidence motion that was filed against the Town Clerk and in that progression, was also cautioned about the tone that was used during her witness statement. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMayor acted on advice of Town Clerk in motion against him- CoI hearsOctober 27, 2018In “latest news”NIS owed in excess of $206M from City Hall- CoI hearsNovember 1, 2018In “latest news”12 bodyguards assigned to Mayor, fmr Mayor amid staff shortage- CoI hearsOctober 25, 2018In “latest news”
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Cosco Shipping’s $675-million investment plan for the port of Piraeus was deemed to be a huge deal in Greece’s modern history, however ancient history may stand in the way. After a lengthy meeting on 2 April, Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS) characterised a large part of Piraeus as an area of archaeological interest that must be protected.The Council voted unanimously against Chinese plans to construct a mall next to a new cruise ship terminal, whereas restrictions were also placed on the construction of a 5-star hotel on the southern section of the central port beside the main cruise terminal. Another plan that is under threat includes the operation of a 300,000 tonne capacity dry dock in Psyttalia, an industrial area.The extension of the archaeological zone now threatens relations between the Chinese multinational and the government. The decision will result in an 8-month delay to investments, say sources from Cosco. These will add to the two-and-a-half years worth of delays since the privatisation of the Piraeus Port Authority.The port’s management may see the recent decision as a blow, however it has proceeded with the presentation of a new master plan to a Shipping and Island Policy-led committee that includes different parties including the Culture ministry. It can also appeal to the Council of State for the cancellation of the KAS decision. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
As you might expect with folks who have lived in rural north Clark County many years, sometimes for generations, loyalty counts — as does gratitude for the unpaid work cemetery commissioners do to keep them nice.Tuesday’s voting included eight candidates running for commission seats in two districts: District 4 and District 6.All three commissioner positions in District 4, which serves Mountain View Cemetery, Amboy Cemetery and Chelatchie Cemetery, were up for election.The district has been the scene of controversy before.The Washington State Auditor’s Office issued a report in March that contained results from an independent accountability audit of the district between 2008 and 2010. It said the district lacked proper documentation for 41 plots that were sold to the public. The report said the plots had a total value of at least $8,000.Old commissioners were replaced after the controversy and the new ones are still trying to get things in order, said Commissioner Bob McClellan of La Center. He easily won re-election Tuesday with 62.8 percent of the votes, a total of 596. His opponent was Dennis Frasier of Amboy.Another incumbent, Heidi Zimmerman, won with 71.6 percent or 657 votes. Her opponent was Carol West of La Center.Ruth M.J. Ham, also an incumbent, won with 62 percent or 577 votes. She has six generations of family buried in one of the cemeteries. Her opponent was Gene Winders of Amboy.District 6 has three commissioners who represent four cemeteries: La Center Cemetery, Crawford Cemetery, Lewisville Cemetery and Highland Cemetery.Incumbent Murray Falk won Tuesday with 53.5 percent or 2,447 votes.Barbara “Kaye” Goheen of Battle Ground ran against Falk.
A fireball lighting up the east coast of the US. AMS; video screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET Late Tuesday into early Wednesday was a big night for combustible cosmic collisions, as multiple meteors flamed out over some of the biggest cities in the United States and Europe. We might have the Lyrid meteor shower to thank for this show. The northern hemisphere’s annual spring shooting star bonanza officially became active Tuesday night and is known for producing fireballs. One fireball was spotted in skies from Berlin to Amsterdam to Copenhagen just before midnight local time. Later, as midnight approached on the east coast of the US, another meteor was seen burning up as it crashed into our atmosphere. That fireball was spotted at 10:57 p.m. EDT and could be viewed all the way from New England to the Carolinas. The American Meteor Society received dozens of reports of the European fireball, which is estimated to have flamed out high over Germany, and hundreds of reports of the eastern US meteor that was over Delaware at its brightest moment of disintegration. Fireballs are actually a very common occurrence that might happen thousands of times every day, but the vast majority aren’t very bright, or they’re masked by daylight or happen over the ocean and other unpopulated areas and go unseen by human eyes. For two exceptionally bright fireballs to burn up over major population centers in the same night is more rare. Most fireballs are actually much higher in the sky than they might appear, generally well above 30 miles, which is why the same fireball was seen from a dozen different US states Tuesday evening. There could be more to come this week. The Lyrid meteor shower is currently building toward its peak, Sunday night, when 10 to 20 shooting stars per hour may be visible, though some may be washed out by a nearly full moon. Sometimes there can be an outburst of hyperactive meteor activity producing hundreds of visible trails per hour during a shower like the Lyrids. Though no outburst is predicted for this year, there’s always a chance, and this early fireball activity is reason to be optimistic. Post a comment Sci-Tech Tags 14 Photos 2018 Perseid meteor shower sizzles across the sky 0 Space Share your voice
Enlarge ImageEA is taking harassment more seriously. James Martin/CNET When Amira Virgil is playing the world-building game The Sims, she likes to craft different characters, create houses for them and tell stories about their lives.She’s well known within the player community of Electronic Arts’ game, in part because she created modifications that gave characters more racially diverse skin tones and hair. She also started a website for people to share their own mods and other creations, called The Black Simmer. Often, she’s streaming a live broadcast of her play online, sharing her Sims exploits with hundreds of fans under the username Xmiramira. But every once in a while, people join her stream to cause trouble. Enlarge ImageThe Sims world-building game is one of the most popular video games ever made, with more than 200 million copies sold. Electronic Arts One way they do that is to change their username to include racially charged language when they leave comments while she’s streaming. They’d include words “like ghetto, N-word and slurs,” she said.Virgil isn’t alone.Which is why EA held its first large-scale meeting, called the Building Healthy Communities Summit, with 230 gaming influencers it calls Game Changers who it flew in to the meeting to discuss the problem.Sitting in the conference room nestled in the Loews Hollywood Hotel ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, in Los Angeles, EA’s head of community engagement, Adam Tanielian, asked the roomful of influencers whether any of them had seen or been the target of bullying or harassment online. Nearly every hand shot up.”It’s a really crappy thing,” Tanielian said. Over the next three hours, EA outlined how it plans to combat this issue. It’s going to start releasing regular reports about the health of its online communities. It’s going to offer new tools to players to help tamp down on toxicity. And it’s going to bring together a council of players to regularly discuss these issues and what the company can do about it.EA said it also wants to inspire its players to help make change, too. That includes hearing about positive behavior from influencers they look up to. “You guys have a lot of power to try to solve some of these issues, or at least provide solutions,” Tanielian said.The company’s efforts come at a time when the video game industry is larger and more influential than ever. Its worldwide sales topped $137.9 billion last year, according to data from industry watcher Newzoo, more than music and movies combined. Online communities, such as the more than 250 million people who’ve signed up to play the hit online battle game Fortnite, are swelling with millions of players.Maintaining those large networks of gamers playing together has caused many companies to rethink the way they approach the lives people lead in the worlds they’ve created.Enlarge ImageEA’s Chris Bruzzo said the company feels a responsibility to work on these issues. James Martin/CNET In the past, companies largely left players to sort themselves out. But now, with multiplayer aspects of games like EA’s Battlefield war simulation franchise growing in popularity alongside gaming social networks like Microsoft’s Xbox Live, companies say they’re compelled to start influencing the culture of players in their games for the better.”There was a period of time where it was accepted — that’s how games are,” said Chris Bruzzo, EA’s head of marketing, who also helped head up its healthy communities summit. “We’ve started to hear more and more from players that this wasn’t something they wanted to tolerate anymore.”Of course, harassment and bullying are pervasive on social networking. And EA isn’t the only gaming company attempting to tackle these issues. In May, Microsoft posted its community standards, and committed to more moderation tools to help people avoid toxic players. Ubisoft, ahead of its E3 press conference Monday, played a video of the rapper and actor Ice-T talking about how to handle gaming online.”Video games are for everyone, and we need to keep a safe environment for the enjoyment of all, but not everyone’s cool like that,” he said. Tags Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, said the company has been more actively discussing these issues in part because he feels it’s part of the company’s responsibility when creating online games that connect players.”Because our games are more and more social, we want those games to be safe. We want people to come in and feel good,” he said. “It is our job to make sure it’s as safe as possible.” There are also organizations like the Fair Play Alliance, a collection of companies working to encourage healthy communities. And there are anti-bullying nonprofits such as Ditch The Label, which EA supports financially, that promote equality and study the effects of toxic behavior.”Bullying is real, and it has real and devastating consequences,” said Liam Hackett, head of Ditch The Label, who spoke at the event. He said Ditch The Label’s data found that one in 10 victims of bullying has considered suicide and that one in five people has quit a game because of how they’re treated by other players. Bullying is real, and it has real and devastating consequences. Liam Hackett, head of Ditch The Label Now playing: Watch this: E3 2019 Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know Our E3 breakdown: Microsoft’s Project Scarlett looks… “It’s already hard enough being a content creator,” she said. But she’s often had to narrow her focus on playing with her community, rather than entering public matches for video games like Activision Blizzard’s popular multiplayer shooting game Overwatch, because of the environment she encounters. “I don’t want to deal with the racism, sexism and general toxicity that comes with being in the gaming space,” she said. As much as influencers might be able to help, she added, companies like EA and platforms like YouTube need to actively help solve some of these issues too.”It’s up to them to them to foster and create environments, and better to moderate the situations that we encounter on a day-to-day basis,” Virgil said. “It’s up to them, because there’s only so much we can do.” Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action 4:22 Brittney Brombacher, co-founder of the podcast What’s Good Games, said at EA’s event that bad behavior can also build on itself and affect the community. “Toxicity breeds toxicity,” she said.An increasing number of companies are taking notice. Last week, YouTube said it would take away advertising from the conservative personality Steven Crowder for using homophobic slurs against journalist Carlos Maza, a writer and video host at Vox. And some advertisers said they would no longer run ads on at least two gaming YouTube channels whose criticism and personal attacks went against their “strict” guidelines for advertising placement. Looking to the communityEA knows a thing or two about online behavior. The company’s run afoul of gamers many times.When EA began promoting its World War II-inspired shooting game Battlefield V last year, players immediately seized on the promotional materials that featured a woman on the cover. It wasn’t historically accurate to show a woman on the front lines, critics said. When the company stood up to them, saying don’t buy it if you don’t like it, the backlash grew got even worse. Ultimately, the game’s sales underperformed expectations despite a positive reception among some critics.EA was criticized for putting a woman on the cover while promoting Battlefield V, a World War II-inspired game. EA It’d be easy to dismiss EA’s Building Healthy Communities Summit as a knee-jerk reaction to all that. After all, EA’s sales and usage of its games are tied to customers being happy. Any effort to help everyone be nicer to one another could be dismissed as self-serving.But Bruzzo said it’s more than that. A player at a competitive event for EA’s Madden NFL football series shot and killed one of his competitors last year. Bruzzo said the company realized it didn’t just need to make sure the events were safe, but also to make sure there was mental health support for players too.”On the empathy side, there is work to be done,” he said. There are no clear answers yet. During a breakout discussion about research EA had done around the impacts of disruptive player behavior, attendees grappled with how involved any company should be in these issues and where the line should be drawn between banter, trash talk and hurtful actions. Some attendees said they’re frustrated by incessant harassment by other players. Some people in particular try to undermine them in a game, such as by accusing them of cheating. Some attendees said they’re targeted by disruptive players in an effort to make them look bad during a live stream.”Disruptive behavior doesn’t just disrupt the game, it disrupts people’s actual life,” said Andy Castell a 25-year-old gaming YouTuber from the UK who’s part of EA’s Game Changers influencer program. He often makes videos about playing EA’s FIFA soccer game at his channel, AJ3, which has nearly 1.5 million subscribers. “It’s obviously very important to create as positive an environment as possible in the game.”Castell said he hasn’t struggled too much with disruptive behavior himself, but he can see why it’s a problem. Solving this issue, he said, will take a delicate community discussion that doesn’t come off as paternalistic. “It’s hard in the environment that social media currently is, because you look like someone on a high horse trying to tell everyone they’re wrong, and people will take offense to it,” Castell said. “It does feel like the world’s playing catchup to this beast that’s just running out of control.”Finding solutionsFor now, EA’s focused on starting conversations. It held the Building Healthy Communities Summit ahead of E3 with its Game Changers influencers, and it made those commitments to releasing research and building tools to fight toxicity. It also plans to meet with other companies to swap ideas and to work with gamers themselves to come up with features and rules to help reduce these issues.”It’s going to be challenging to expect any one of the companies in this space will be able to ‘solve it,'” Bruzzo said.Virgil, of The Black Simmer, said she hopes this represents EA’s first steps toward seeking out more diverse perspectives — and not just from its player base but in its employee ranks as well. I don’t want to deal with the racism, sexism and general toxicity that comes with being in the gaming space. Amira Virgil, The Black Simmer reading • Gaming can be toxic toward women and minorities. Electronic Arts wants to help fix that • See All Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know Culture Tech Industry Gaming Comments 22 E3 2019 Share your voice Activision Electronic Arts (EA) Microsoft
The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) on June 21 said the concept of ‘one nation one election’ goes against the principles of Indian democracy. “If elections are held simultaneously then the Lok Sabha and the state legislative assemblies cannot be dissolved before completing their full term of five years even if the ruling party is reduced to a minority,” IUML National General Secretary PK Kunhalikutty told reporters. Also Read – Custody of Ratul Puri extended by 4 more days Advertise With Us He said the concept of simultaneous elections “goes against the federal principles” as “each state has devised its own format and timetable of political competition”. He further said that holding elections at the same time will “disown today’s reality of fragmented polity” where coalitions are the order of the day at the state level. “Wherever there are coalitions, there is bound to be political realignments which will consequently cause changes in the assembly even leading to its early dissolution,” he said. Also Read – Who is your CM candidate, AAP asks BJP Advertise With Us Kunhalikutty said the IUML’s political affairs committee had deliberated on the issue in meetings held on June 19 and June 20 and was of the opinion that “simultaneous elections try to bring in a Presidential form of government” where state assemblies no longer can decide their own path and may have to be in existence for five years with a minority party in power. Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, exclusive trading recommendations, independent equity analysis, actionable investment ideas, nuanced takes on macro, corporate and policy actions, practical insights from market gurus and much more.
KOLKATA: Amid controversy over raising of Jai Shri Ram slogans in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra is planning to organise a ‘Ram Katha’ event on July 24 in his home turf Bhowanipore. Mitra also informed ANI that apart from ‘Ram Katha’ he will also erect statues of Ram and Sita alongside the idol of Goddess Durga. Mitra’s ancestral house in Bhowanipore is situated at a stone’s throw distance from that of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us In May, the West Bengal Chief Minister had reprimanded people chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan in North 24 Parganas saying,”they are BJP people and criminals from outside the state.” “We will take action,” she had added. The incident happened after Mamata got off from her car and vented anger on the people raising the slogan.
BSFA Bangladeshi national was shot to death and another received bullet wounds in firing by Border Security Force of India (BSF) in Doikhawa border of Hatibandha upazila of Lalmonirhat district in the early hours of Thursday, reports UNB.The deceased could not be identified immediately.Lt Col Golam Morshed, director of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB)-15, said that a team of BSF from its 100-Paglabari camp in Cooch Behar district opened fire on a group of cattle trader who went in the border adjacent to sub pillar No 10F of main pillar No 905 around 4:00 am for bringing cattle, leaving a cattle trader dead on the spot and another injured with bullet.
With all the sales that Valve has had on Steam, I think it’s more surprising to find someone who hasn’t played, or at least heard of the Portal series of games. That’s certainly not the case at NASA where there’s at least one fan of Portal working on staff.That person remains anonymous, but they did get in touch with Valve last week to inform them Wheatley, the “artificial deuteragonist” from Portal 2 voiced by Stephen Merchant, is being, and has now been sent into space.The panel you see in the image above includes a laser-engraved image of Wheatley that forms part of the Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-3) resupply craft. The craft launched on Friday with its destination being the International Space Station. Wheatley will likely become a permanent addition to the ISS when the HTV-3 arrives in a little under a week.In total, the HTV-3 craft is carrying 4 tons of supplies set to reach the ISS on July 27. As you can see in the video below, the launch on Friday went smoothly at the Tanegashima Space Center in the south of Japan:As this is a Japanese operation carried out by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, it seems likely the engraving was carried out by one of their staff rather than by NASA directly.We can only guess at what device Wheatley has ended up being a part of, but we do know the HTV-3 carries the SERVIR Earth-observing camera system and five nanosatellites that make up the Japanese Exploration Module-Small Satellite Orbital Deployer. Maybe the engraving will be visible on one of them.Read more at Think with Portals and Space Fellowship
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Ultimately, a few simple rules of thumb may help you decide to lease or buy. If your equipment requirements are relatively small and you have the money–or can get a low-interest loan–then just buy it. You’ll save money in the long run. However, if you require a substantial amount of equipment, such as computers for your new company’s 10 employees, leasing may be a better option. After all, why tie up a large amount of cash–especially when you could use that money to establish or grow your business? Leasing keeps your equipment up-to-date. Computers and other tech equipment eventually become obsolete. With a lease, you pass the financial burden of obsolescence to the equipment leasing company. For example, let’s say you have a two-year lease on a copy machine. After that lease expires, you’re free to lease whatever equipment is newer, faster and cheaper. (This is also a reason some people prefer to lease their cars.) In fact, 65 percent of respondents to a 2005 Equipment Leasing Association survey said the ability to have the latest equipment was leasing’s number-one perceived benefit. You’ll have predictable monthly expenses. With a lease, you have a pre-determined monthly line item, which can help you budget more effectively. Thirty-five percent of respondents to the Equipment Leasing Association’s survey said this was leasing’s second-highest benefit. You pay nothing up front. Many small businesses struggle with cash flow and must keep their coffers as full as possible. Because leases rarely require a down payment, you can acquire new equipment without tapping much-needed funds. You’re able to more easily keep up with your competitors. Leasing can enable your small business to acquire sophisticated technology, such as a voice over internet protocol (VoIP) phone system, that might be otherwise unaffordable. The result: You’re better able to keep up with your larger competitors without draining your financial resources. Register Now » Asking the Right QuestionsIf you’re thinking about leasing equipment, you’ll need to do your homework to ensure you get the most favorable terms. Here are a few questions that’ll help you get started: Buying: The Benefits Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals It’s easier than leasing. Buying equipment is easy–you decide what you need, then go out and buy it. Taking out a lease, however, involves at least some paperwork, as leasing companies often ask for detailed, updated financial information. They may also ask how and where the leased equipment will be used. Also, lease terms can be complicated to negotiate. And if you don’t negotiate properly, you could end up paying more than you should or receiving unfavorable terms. You call the shots regarding maintenance. Equipment leases often require you to maintain equipment according to the leasing company’s specifications, and that can get expensive. When you buy the equipment outright, you determine the maintenance schedule yourself. Your equipment is deductible. Section 179 of the IRS code lets you deduct the full cost of newly purchased assets, such as computer equipment, in the first year. With most leases favored by small businesses–called operating leases–you can only deduct the monthly payment. Leasing: The Downsides Buying: The Downsides Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. The next time your business needs new computers, networking equipment or other technology, should you buy it or lease it? If you don’t know, read on. This month we’ll take a look at the benefits–and downsides–of both leasing and buying technology equipment, plus the questions you should ask to ensure you get the best deal.Leasing: The Benefits The initial outlay for needed equipment may be too much. Your business may have to tie up lines of credit or cough up a hefty sum to acquire the equipment it needs. Those lines of credit and funds could be used elsewhere for marketing, advertising or other functions that can help grow your business. Eventually, you’re stuck with outdated equipment. As I mentioned earlier, computer technology becomes outdated quickly. A growing small business may need to refresh its technology in some areas every 18 months. That means you’re eventually stuck with outdated equipment that you must donate, sell or recycle. You’ll pay more in the long run. Ultimately, leasing is almost always more expensive than purchasing. For example, a $4,000 computer would cost a total of $5,760 if leased for three years at $160 per month but only $4,000 (plus sales tax) if purchased outright. You’re obligated to keep paying even if you stop using the equipment. Depending on the lease terms, you may have to make payments for the entire lease period, even if you no longer need the equipment, which can happen if your business changes. What type of lease are you being asked to sign–a capital lease or an operating lease? A capital lease is similar to a loan. With this type of lease, the equipment is considered an asset on your balance sheet, and you get the benefits–such as tax depreciation–and risks–including obsolescence–of ownership. Capital leases are often for as long as five years. With an operating lease , the leasing company retains ownership, and for tax purposes, the equipment is considered a monthly operating expense rather than a depreciable asset. Operating leases are generally more popular among small businesses because they don’t tie up funds and are usually short-term–three years or less. Is there a buyout option? You may have a choice between a fair-market value (FMV) option and a $1 buyout option. FMV means you can buy the equipment at the lease’s end for its fair-market value, which could be hundreds of dollars. In contrast, a $1 buyout option means the equipment is yours for $1 when the lease expires. And while that sounds like the best option, keep in mind that monthly payments on FMV leases are usually lower than $1 buyout leases. If you’re fairly certain you’ll want to upgrade to new technology when your lease expires, go with the FMV option. How long is the lease for? Usually, leases for computer equipment run 24, 36 or 48 months. The longer your lease, the lower your monthly payments–but you’re also likely to pay more over time with a longer lease. Does the equipment have to be insured? Some leasing companies require you to insure the leased equipment. If you don’t, fees may be added to your monthly payment to cover insurance. Can I add to the lease? Most leasing companies don’t mind if you add equipment to an existing lease. Your lease payment will be recalculated accordingly; lease terms don’t usually change. Can I terminate the lease early? What if you no longer need the equipment you’re leasing or you want to upgrade to newer technology sooner than you expected? Find out in advance if you can pay off your lease early, and if there’s a prepayment penalty (and if so, how much?).
News | November 12, 2010 RIS System Streamlines Departmental Operations Related Content Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. 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 November 12, 2010 — RadNet radiology information system (RIS) provides the tools to work efficiently while providing patients with a positive personal experience and delivering superior care.RadNet helps to streamline departmental operations, from registration and order entry, through worklist management and image interpretation, to image and result distribution and business analysis.Cerner’s new Imaging MPages give radiologists using RadNet one-click access to critical information, such as allergies, lab values or current medications, all within the context of the person’s electronic health record (EHR). Cerner offers multiple MPages to provide the radiologist the option to view customizable patient information by condition.For more information: www.cerner.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more
News | Radiology Imaging | July 02, 2015 Osteoporosis Linked with Heart Disease in Older People High-resolution CT finds those with heart disease often had lower bone mineral density, a symptom of osteoporosis Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 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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News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Related Content The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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July 2, 2015 – University of Southampton scientists have discovered a link between coronary heart disease and osteoporosis, suggesting both conditions could have similar causes.In one of the first studies of its kind to use a special scanning technique, researchers found that people with a history of heart disease had substantially lower cortical volumetric bone mineral density in their wrist bone (the distal radius) than those without.Using a state-of-the-art technique called “˜high resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography’, researchers from Southampton’s Medical Research Council (MRC) Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit were able to visualize multiple layers of the wrist bone, in much the same way a 3-D printer might build up layers of an object. These cross-section visuals were used to assess symptoms of osteoporosis – a condition that weakens bones, making them more vulnerable to fractures and breaks.The technique was used on 350 men and women, aged 70 – 85, who had enrolled on the Hertfordshire Cohort Study. The findings, published in Osteoporosis International, show that cortical volumetric bone mineral density was lower among participants with coronary heart disease (or ischaemic heart disease) such as angina, heart attack or heart failure. The effect was more prominent in women than in men.Prof. Cyrus Cooper, director of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit and professor of rheumatology at the University of Southampton, said, “This is one of the first studies to use this technology to explore bone geometry, density and microstructure in patients with heart disease. The findings highlight the need to evaluate a history of heart disease in the management of osteoporosis in older people, and further research is also needed to provide a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms which explain the link between osteoporosis and heart disease.”Julien Paccou, M.D., Ph.D., clinical research fellow at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, added: “In essence, this work and others show that people with a history of cardiovascular disease tend to have weaker bones. There is a need to better understand this association to improve bone health.”The study Ischemic heart disease is associated with lower cortical volumetric bone mineral density of distal radius was funded by the Medical Research Council.For more information: www.mrc.soton.ac.uk FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J More travellers took to the sky in September this year compared to the corresponding months last year with up to 5.6 percent more air passengers.According the International Air Transport Association (IATA), international picked up to levels reached in July and was a pleasant break from the “dip in August”.North American travellers were the busiest in September this year with load factor reaching 82.6 percent followed by European carriers reaching 82.4 percent. While the US topped load factor, Latin American carriers welcomed that largest growth, with demand sitting at 10.6 percent in September compared to 6.7 percent in August.European carriers saw demand dip down to 9.2 percent while capacity increased 9.5 percent and Middle Eastern airlines saw popularity rise to 9.1 percent in September this year while capacity shot up 8.5 percent.Domestic also picked up during the month compared to August with 3.8 percent more travellers, up from 2.2 percent the prior months.India lead domestic travel with an 18.4 percent growth while capacity shot up by 20.1 percent.China followed in domestic visitors with demand at 9.7 percent while Brazil saw a 7.5 increase in demand and capacity jump up by 14.6 percent.“September’s strength in passenger demand was a pleasant surprise,” IATA director general Tony Tyler explained.Despite the rise the transport Group is expected yearly figure to fall as we reach the year’s closing with its Airline Business Confidence survey finding profitability expected to decline from $6.9 billion in 2011 to $4.9 billion in 2012. Mr Tyler said economic uncertainty plays a role in a weaker airline industry and aviation taxes do not help an airline’s cause. “Last month the UK recognized the harm that its GBP2.5 billion Air Passenger Duty was doing in Northern Ireland and announced a major cut,” Mr Tyler explained.“It’s time to apply that lesson at a more global level. “Increasing the cost of doing business by making air transport more expensive destroys competitiveness. “Governments should protect the 33 million jobs and $3.5 trillion in economic activity supported by aviation with a sound policy framework—not by suffocating the industry with taxes.”