Tags:#Internet of Things#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… This week Thing Magic, a company that builds embedded RFID readers and other products, launched 100 Uses of RFID. Under this program, the company is profiling one use of radio frequency identification technology every business day on its blog, and aggregating the posts on a dedicated Web page. 100 Uses will outline a new use every business day for five months. So far, the project has outlined only five. Race Timing with RFID – How Rosie Ruiz Changed an IndustryHospital Inventory Control with UHF RFID – What if Your Goods Could Talk?Enhancing the Patient Experience with RFID – “It’s Like Angels Singing”The Batteryless RFID Imperative in Healthcare – Patient-Centric Applications That Are Changing the Healthcare LandscapeThe Next Revolution in Wireless and Mobility – How RFID and Sensing Is Automating Identification, Data Collection, and Location SystemsCan they keep this up 95 more times? That seems like a rough row to hoe. After all, three of the five concern the healthcare industry. But if so, it should prove a very nice survey of current usage. At any rate, we think it will at least provide a nice entrance into the breadth of current RFID use for those new to the Internet of Things. curt hopkins 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Sales and loans help SolarCityThe growth of loan and cash sales was a big help to SolarCity, the country’s biggest solar installer, in the third quarter of the year, PV Magazine said. The company saw a 76% growth in revenue with loan and cash sales adding up to 23% of the installations it booked during the quarter (the company, however, still shows net losses).Power-purchase agreements that furnish homeowners with solar systems at little or no upfront cost have been the bread-and-butter business model for installers like SolarCity. But homeowners, not the installer, get the 30% federal tax credit when they buy their systems outright. With installed costs steadily dropping, that became a more realistic option for more customers.The most recent Tracking the Sun report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says that the median installed price for a residential solar system was $4.10 per watt in 2015, less than half of what it was just seven years ago. At the same time, module efficiency has been increasing.The report says that price declines since 2012 can be attributed mostly to lower “soft” costs plus reductions in the price of inverters and racking equipment. The cost of the modules themselves, which dropped steeply between 2009 and 2012, have since leveled off, the lab said. Direct ownership of residential photovoltaic (PV) systems in the U.S. is poised to overtake third-party ownership in 2017 for the first time since 2011, a report from GTM Research says.Third-party ownership, including leases and power-purchase agreements, accounted for 72% of all PV systems installed in 2014, but the numbers have been dropping since then as more customers bought solar arrays with cash or with a loan.In 2015, third-party ownership dropped to 62% of all residential installations; that will dip to an estimated 54% this year. In five years, GTM expects that the fraction of residential systems bought outright will climb to 73%, a virtual mirror image of the situation in 2014.The report points to several factors in explaining the trend. First, local installers are growing more quickly than big national concerns, such as SolarCity and Vivint Solar, which rely more heavily on leases than sales. Smaller installers are having more luck at cash sales as the cost of solar continues to fall. Finally, emerging markets such as Utah and Florida do not currently allow power-purchase agreements, so solar companies are forced to sell systems, the report says.“The solar loan market is much more fragmented than the leasing market ever was,” said report author Nicole Litvak. Both installers and homeowners have access to more lenders, and more loan options, than in the past.Growth rates, however, are slowing. GTM Research said that after four years of growth greater than 50%, the U.S. residential market will see a growth rate of only 16% this year.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Abraham informs Chelsea he wants to leave Aston Villaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham wants to leave Aston Villa this month.The Sun says the England striker can return from Aston Villa this month in the terms of his season-long move to the Championship side.And the Chelsea striker has attracted interest from top-flight clubs looking to boost their attack in the second half of the season.Abraham, 21, will be targeted by the clubs who missed out on Dominic Solanke, who is poised to join Crystal Palace.Both young Three Lions strikers have been on the radar for Bournemouth, Huddersfield, Brighton and Fulham.Moving away from Villa will be a blow to Dean Smith’s promotion hopes, with the club five points off the play-offs.It will also put Smith in the market for a replacement in attack for the second half of the season.
Twitter/@basketballtalkThis one might get a little bit awkward. This afternoon, University of Memphis president Dr. M. David Russ announced that the school will be honoring former head basketball coach John Calipari this December. Will be honoring Hall of Fame coach @UKCoachCalipari in Memphis, Dec 28-29. Stay tuned for details. Will be a great homecoming.— Dr. M. David Rudd (@UofMemphisPres) September 9, 2015From 2001-2009, Calipari was extremely successful with the Tigers. The program went 252-69 under Calipari, reaching the Elite Eight three times and losing in the national championship in 2007-08. Of course, that season, in which the Tigers went 38-1, was vacated after the NCAA invalidated star guard Derrick Rose’s SAT score. By the time the NCAA made its ruling, Calipari had already taken the job at Kentucky.Calipari has a major hand in turning Memphis into a nationally relevant program, but his departure has definitely rubbed many Tigers fans the wrong way. We’re very interested to see what type of reaction the fan base has in December.
TORONTO – The Bank of Nova Scotia is doubling down on Chile with a $2.9-billion offer to buy a majority stake in a Chilean bank, as the Canadian lender’s latest quarterly profits rose despite a drop in trading revenues, natural disasters and a flying loonie.Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) said Tuesday it has submitted a binding offer to acquire Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.’s (BBVA) interests in its Chilean banking operation, BBVA Chile, and certain subsidiaries.If the deal goes through, it would double Scotiabank’s market share in Chile to roughly 14 per cent and make the Canadian lender the third-largest non-state owned bank in the country, it added.The bank said the transaction is in line with its strategy to increase its scale within the Chilean banking sector and the high-growth Pacific Alliance countries, which also includes Mexico, Peru and Colombia.“This is a high-quality asset bank,” Scotiabank’s president and chief executive Brian Porter told analysts on a conference call.“It’s very well run,” he said. “We think it’s a good fit of assets, and will be a good fit of people and technology.”BBVA owns about 68 per cent of BBVA Chile — which has $29 billion in assets and has 4,000 employees at 127 branches — and its minority partner, the Said family, owns about 32 per cent. Scotiabank added that BBVA is willing to accept the deal if the Said family does not exercise its right of first refusal under a shareholders agreement.The $2.9-billion offer came hours before Scotiabank posted fourth-quarter earnings of $2.07 billion in net income or $1.64 diluted earnings per share for the three months ended Oct. 31, up from $2.01 billion or $1.57 during the same time last year.Canada’s third-biggest lender was the first of the country’s biggest banks to report its fourth-quarter earnings. Scotiabank posted net interest income, or the profit generated from loans, of $3.83 billion, up five per cent from a year earlier. Adjusting for the negative impact of foreign currency translation, fourth-quarter net interest income grew seven per cent.Scotiabank’s latest quarter was helped by its Canadian banking division, with net income attributable to shareholders up by 12 per cent to $1.06 billion. Its international banking division saw an 11 per cent rise in net income to $605 million during the period, even amidst a string of natural disasters including hurricanes in the Caribbean and an earthquake in Mexico.Still, these profit bumps were offset by a 15 per cent drop in fourth-quarter net income in its global banking and markets division to $391 million.Scotiabank’s provision for credit losses, or money set aside for bad loans, was $536 million, down from $550 million in the same period a year earlier.“Overall, we had been anticipating a weak close to the capital markets year for the group and, at least so far, that is what we have gotten,” said CIBC analyst Robert Sedran in a note to clients. “Soft revenues held back the results this quarter.”Shares of Scotiabank were down as much as 2.45 per cent on Tuesday to $81.43 in early morning trading in Toronto.Even still, the bank reported a nearly 11 per cent increase in net income for the fiscal year to $8.24 billion up from $7.37 billion a year earlier. Scotiabank’s diluted earnings per share for the 2017 fiscal year rose eight per cent to $6.49, compared to $6 in 2016.Its key measure of financial health, the common equity tier 1 ratio (CET1), increased to 11.5 per cent, up from 11.3 per cent in its third quarter and 11.0 per cent in the fourth quarter last year.That strong ratio gives Scotiabank the “optionality” to deploy its capital in various ways, including acquisitions, Porter said.If the transaction to acquire all the shares of BBVA Chile is completed, Scotiabank’s CET1 would be reduced by approximately 135 basis points, it said. Scotiabank’s chief financial officer Sean McGuckin told analysts that he expects the CET1 ratio to stay above 10.5.If successful, Scotiabank expects to settle the transaction during its first quarter, which ends on Jan. 31, and close the deal in the summer of 2018, bank executives said.Scotiabank shares fell on news of the proprosed deal to $1.75, or 2.10 per cent, to $81.73 at the closing of markets.
VANCOUVER – Shares of Arizona Mining Inc. soared in early trading after the company announced a deal to be acquired by Australian company South32 Ltd. that valued the company at about $2.1 billion.Under the deal, South32, which already holds a 17 per cent stake in the company, has agreed to pay $6.20 per share for the shares it does not already hold.Shares in Arizona Mining were up $2.00 or about 48 per cent at $6.13 in trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The deal requires approval by a two-thirds majority vote by shareholders including South32 and a simple majority of shareholders excluding South32.The company says directors and officers of Arizona Mining, who own a 34 per cent stake in the company, entered into voting support agreements.Arizona Mining owns the Hermosa base-metals project in southern Arizona.Companies in this story: (TSX:AZ)
Mumbai: A day after a foot overbridge connected to CSMT railway station collapsed, killing six persons and injuring 31, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to dismantle the structure. In a meeting chaired by BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta Friday morning, it was also decided that the civic body’s Chief Engineer (Vigilance) would conduct an inquiry into the causes that led to the deck of the FOB collapsing on Thursday evening. Ward Officer Kiran Dighawkar said work on dismantling the FOB had begun and cranes and gas-cutters had been assembled for the work. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! “We aim to open DN Road for vehicular traffic by 7pm Friday,” he said. Another official said the Chief Engineer (Vigilance) has been asked to submit his preliminary report within 24 hours identifying staff responsible and the role of those who carried out its structural audit. The scope of the probe would include the history of the bridge, the time when the structural audit was carried out, and whether the methodology used was appropriate and staff deployed had adequate technical expertise, the official informed. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed Earlier in the day, a BMC official had said the FOB was was found to be structurally safe when it was audited in August 2016, soon after a British-era bridge over Savitri River got washed away in monsoon downpour in Mahad in Raigad district. “During that audit, 354 bridges were checked for their structural soundness. The FOB that collapsed on Thursday was marked C2B. This means it needed minor repairs only. Tenders were floated for the repair but it got held up,” the official had said Friday morning. After a visit to the site Friday morning, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had asked Mehta to fix “primary responsibility” for Thursday’s foot overbridge collapse by evening.
Kolkata: A 58-year-old patient disappeared from the NRS Medical College and Hospital on Monday. The family members of the victim have brought the charges of medical negligence against the hospital authorities.The incident triggered tension among some patients who have been undergoing treatment at the hospital. The victim, Amal Mali, a resident of Balurghat in South Dinajpur, was brought to the hospital after he suffered a brain stroke. Mali, a daily wage labourer, suffered the brain stroke on April 20 at his work place. He was immediately rushed to the Balurghat hospital. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe patient was transferred to Malda Medical College and Hospital on April 21 as his condition deteriorated. As the patient showed no sign of improvements, the doctors at the Malda Medical College and Hospital shifted the patient to the NRS Medical College and Hospital on April 22. The patient was undergoing treatment and his condition improved at the NRS Medical College. The family members are not getting any trace of the patient from Monday. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe family members of the victim informed the matter to the hospital officials and demanded a probe into the incident. They raised questions on how the disappearance of a patient from the hospital went unnoticed by the staff members. Victim’s family members alleged that the police refused to lodge a complaint. A senior hospital official said if a patient disappears from the hospital, it is automatically reported. They are still clueless on how a patient had gone missing.
West Ham United are ready to sell fan favourite Michail Antonio this summer for a fee in the region of £15m, reports Sky SportsThe English winger has struggled with fitness issues over the past 12 months and, while he has impressed new West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini with his attitude, the Hammers have decided to sell him this summer.The London club have just signed Jack Wilshere on a three-year deal and are close to completing deals for both Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson, which would leave Antonio with no other option but to leave.What we learned from day 2 of the Premier League? Taimoor Khan – August 20, 2019 The new Premier League season is only two weeks old but it has already taught us a few things that could define the campaign….The 28-year-old’s struggles with fitness had a telling effect on his time on the pitch last season with Antonio being limited to just 21 appearances in all competitions.While Crystal Palace have previously expressed an interest in Antonio, the Eagles’ priority now is to ensure that Wilfried Zaha remains at the club for next season.
Related Items:ex price club employees file disputes with the Employment Services Department, fired price club workers speak out Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 9, 2016 – The near one dozen Haitian men who called on Labour Department and Government to come to their aide after Price Club shut down and left them without any severance pay are getting an ear. It was explained in a government issued media release on Monday afternoon that, “The first set of meetings were to be held today, 8th August, 2016, but was re-scheduled by one of the attorneys, who had prior commitments. The said conciliation sessions will be held later this week. Each employee’s claim will be dealt with fairly, with the primary aim of securing any entitlements owed to them.”The men were disappointed in the initial reaction to their outcry, but it appears agitation and media exposure has turned the tide so that they are at least now getting a serious audience with Labour officials.It is also said that Price Club supermarket recently fell into liquidation. As a result their workers were presented with letters of redundancy. After these letters were received, the employees filed disputes with the Employment Services Department and contracted two law firms to represent them.The men promise to appear outside the Leeward Highway grocery store until they get paid. There was a protest on Monday morning, the men also reportedly sought advice at the Haitian consulate and have been supported in their efforts by PDM Campaign Manager, Dwayne Taylor. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp