Santiago: Some 40,000 litres (10,500 gallons) of oil have spilt into the sea from a terminal on a remote island in Patagonia on the southern tip of Chile, local authorities said. The Chilean navy said Saturday it sent a team to the site — about 250 kilometres (155 miles) northeast of the town of Puerto Natales — after Chilean mining and steelworking company CAP alerted it to the incident. “Units were ordered to deploy immediately to the area to take stock of what has happened, to control and mitigate possible damage caused by the emergency,” said the Chilean navy. A barge and an ocean patrol boat were sent, along with a team to limit contamination at the site, the navy said, adding they have opened an investigation into the spill. The affected area is part of Chile’s extreme south, which has some of the world’s cleanest waters and richest marine ecosystems.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Danforth Music Hall hosted 202 shows this year, and hopes to continue its hot streak through its 100th anniversary in 2019. (RENE JOHNSTON / TORONTO STAR) Fans of live music have witnessed a lot of casualties on the local scene lately — with one club after another closing or threatening to — so they might understandably fear the worst.But lurking behind all the talk of a “venue crisis” — which reached a fever pitch when the beloved Silver Dollar Room went dark in May after remaining a fond fixture on the Spadina Ave. strip since 1958 — there’s also some pretty good news.We might have lost places like the Dollar, the Hoxton, the Holy Oak, the Central and the Hideout over the past year or so, and watched Hugh’s Room and Cherry Cola’s barely achieve stays of execution. Login/Register With: At the same time, though, the Horseshoe Tavern just celebrated its 70th birthday, the 69-year-old El Mocambo looks to finally reopen in the spring, and the revamped Danforth Music Hall turns 99 next year. Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Advertisement
“It is reprehensible that armed and violent gangs are still acting in this manner in the northern part of Mitrovica, or any area of Kosovo,” the mission said in a statement. “UNMIK calls on all to repudiate them and their methods. They directly contradict the standards for Kosovo that responsible leaders are working to achieve.”The incident, in which one World Bank delegation member was slightly hurt, began when the delegation visited a local restaurant in mainly Serb north Mitrovica where, by chance, the ethnic Albanian Prime Minister of Kosovo, Bajram Rexhepi, paid a visit.Several unidentified people threw stones, damaging the windows. Mr. Rexhepi left and was not injured, but the delegation, while leaving by UN bus and cars, became disoriented and ended up at the North Mitrovica Hospital “where regrettably the incident continued,” UNMIK said in a statement issued after the incident on Saturday.A crowd of about 150 people gathered, the UN bus was damaged and two Kosovo police vehicles were burned. Eventually the delegation made its way safely to Regional Police Headquarters, where one member was treated for minor injuries.In today’s statement UNMIK reaffirmed that “the Prime Minister is Prime Minister of all Kosovo and can travel freely anywhere in its territory.”
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OSU freshman forward Lauren Spring (27) prepares for a face-off during a game against Bemidji State Oct. 17. at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU won 5-1. Credit: Alexis Soares / Lantern reporterThe Ohio State women’s hockey team bounced back from a winless weekend against Wisconsin to sweep Bemidji State in a home series over the weekend.The Buckeyes improved to 4-2-0 on the season and 2-2-0 in conference.In Saturday’s matchup, OSU won 1-0.With a little more than 11 minutes to play in the first period, the Buckeyes were on a power play following a hooking penalty by Bemidji senior forward Rachael Kelly. OSU scored on the play, but referees waved the goal off due to a Buckeye player illegally being in the crease.Once Bemidji returned to full strength, the two teams held each other to a scoreless first period. Going into the second period, the Buckeyes came out of the locker room with high energy, and it took them only five minutes to score the game’s first goal. Senior forward Danielle Gagne put one past Bemidji freshman goalie Erin Deters on a breakaway, her second goal of the season.Then it was Bemidji’s turn to have a goal disallowed. Referees reviewed the play and realized the net was off prior to the goal being scored.In the last 17 minutes of the game the Buckeyes held on to their lead and fought off two power plays to defend their home ice and complete the sweep.Freshman goalie Kassidy Sauve stopped a total of 15 shots and completed her second shutout of the season.The two teams were able to keep the series from turning nasty, like it did last year. When the Buckeyes met the Beavers for a series last November, a brawl after the final whistle of the game resulted in 19 players being given game misconducts. The game set an NCAA record for penalty minutes with 318.In the first game, played on Friday, junior forward Julie McKinnon scored a hat trick to lead the Buckeyes to a 5-1 victory. Junior forward Kendall Curtis added the team’s other two goals.Curtis scored her first goal in the first period, tying the game after Bemidji goal scored by freshman forward Summer Thibodeau.With the score still tied in the second period, McKinnon scored a goal 8:27 into the frame to push the Buckeyes ahead, and from then on it was all OSU. Another goal went on the board for the Buckeyes nearly three minutes later, when Curtis scored on the power play. Then McKinnon grabbed her second and third goals of the game in the third period.The Buckeyes have a week off before a two-game series against St. Cloud State, scheduled for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The team will play this series at the Schottenstein Center, as opposed to its typical home of the OSU Ice Rink. Puck is set to drop at 6:07 p.m. for the game on Friday and 1:07 p.m. on Saturday.
Owen Smith believes there has been a “sea change” in the Labour leadership contest with more people flocking to his campaign.Asked if he thought he could beat Jeremy Corbyn when the Labour leader appeared to be so popular with the membership base, Mr Smith told Sky News: “All we’ve seen so far is the evidence of a few rallies. There is a sea change. People are moving towards me because they want us to be a powerful opposition.”He also said that the booing of Sadiq Khan, who has backed Mr Smith, at a rally for Jeremy Corbyn should be “condemned”.He said: “I deplore the booing of Sadiq Khan. The booing is completely wrong and should be condemned by all of us. But is is a measure of how low we have sunk.” Owen Smith said he was “incredibly proud” to have the support of Ms Dugdale for his leadership bid.”Kezia and I want to see a strong Labour Party that can defeat the Tories in Westminster and take the fight to the SNP in Holyrood,” he said. Kezia Dugdale with Jeremy Corbyn in October 2015Credit:Reuters/Russell Cheyne And she had this warning for Mr Corbyn.”I don’t think Jeremy can unite our party and lead us into government. He cannot appeal to a broad enough section of voters to win an election. I believe Owen can.There will be some who think I should stay out of this contest, but now, more than ever, our party needs leaders who will stand up and be counted.”640,000 members receive ballot papers from todayThe first ballot papers went out today to the estimated 640,000 members and supporters who will decide whether Mr Corbyn carries on as leader or is replaced by his challenger Owen Smith.With many expected to cast their votes in the coming days, it could be a vital week in the contest – even though polling does not close until September 21.Mr Smith received a major boost over the weekend with London mayor Sadiq Khan urging Labour members to ditch Mr Corbyn and support the former work and pensions secretary.Owen Smith: ‘I’ll support Jeremy if he wins’Owen Smith believes there has been a “sea change” in the Labour leadership contest with more people flocking to his campaign.But he pledged to support Jeremy Corbyn if he is re-elected as leader.Speaking to Sky News the rival candidate said: “If Jeremy wins, I will absolutely support him from the backbenches. I will always be Labour. There’s not going to be any split that I’m a part of.” Comedian Billy Bragg, who is a Jeremy Corbyn supporter, has this to say about Kezia Dugdale’s support for Owen Smith. Owen Smith is addressing supporters in Porth, South Wales, this morning and has a stark warning about “the crisis facing the Labour movement”.He has shared his “frustrations” with the era of New Labour, perhaps in an appeal to Mr Corbyn’s supporters. Auto updateOnOff 11:18AMOwen Smith tackles Labour’s future 8:26AMA crucial week as Labour members and supporters vote Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite 1:01PMOwen Smith: ‘Sea change’ in favour of my campaign 9:27AMTeam Corbyn dismisses Dugdale’s support for Owen Smith But he warns that Labour must be in a position to puts its values “into practice”.Mr Smith also says he will “guarantee unity of purpose”, admitting that the party needs to listen to the issues that “the member’s hold dearest” and that “MPs do not have a monopoly on ideas”.He promises a “revolution in policy making”, allowing members to have a direct influence on policies. Labour leadership contender Owen Smith says there’s no point in hanging on to Labour’s values at the expense of everything else, if the party fails to put them into practise in government. Kezia Dugdale, who as the Scottish Labour leader is the party’s most highly elected female politician, has backed Owen Smith in the leadership contest.Writing for the Daily Record, she said:”Owen Smith gets my vote. I believe he can unite our party and move us on from the divisions that exist under the current leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.Owen understands that to have a chance of implementing Labour values, we need to win over some of those who didn’t vote for us at the last election.” Responding to Kezia Dugdale’s support for Owen Smith, a spokesman for the Scottish Labour for Jeremy campaign says:”Kezia has one vote, just like every other member of the Scottish Labour Party, but all the indications, both from canvassing and CLP nominations, are that a majority of Labour party members in Scotland will be backing Jeremy Corbyn.”The spokesman said Mr Corbyn had won the backing of 24 Scottish Labour Party CLPs compared with 15 for Mr Smith. 8:53AMOwen Smith ‘proud’ to have Kezia Dugdale’s backing Ms Dugdale told BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland programme that her decision to speak out “demonstrates how serious a situation the Labour Party is in”.She said: “I think that the Labour Party is in a very difficult position just now.”I think it is ugly, I think it is a real turn off to people across the country to see a party ripping itself apart and it’s my job to do what I can to get the party back on the front foot, to get its act together.” In a boost for Jeremy Corbyn, seven leaders from some of Britain’s biggest unions, including Len McCluskey, have written to the Guardian endorsing him as leader and urging their members to support him. His visit to Scotland follows comments made by Shadow Scottish Secretary and Blaydon MP Dave Anderson that Labour should consider a coalition with the SNP to prevent another Conservative victory at the next general election.But Mr Findlay told the Herald newspaper: “There will be no progressive alliance with the SNP and I’m expecting Jeremy Corbyn to rule that out this week.”I don’t think the SNP will be able to take any comfort from a Jeremy Corbyn victory. It will be made clear there will be no progressive alliance with the SNP.”The SNP does not act progressively in government, but seeks to talk progressively at Westminster where it has no power.”Providing a credible and socialist radical alternative to nationalism is what Jeremy is all about and we will be making an appeal to the people of Scotland on that basis.” She said: “Alex and I have different positions on the UK leadership contest just now. I think he was wrong to say what he said about the independence referendum.”But she said she and her deputy were “absolutely united and on the front foot” on promoting the party’s manifesto for tax increases to boost education. .@owensmith2016 arrives saying party has reached ‘important juncture’ as ballot papers are sent out pic.twitter.com/YXjtFS6rPS— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) August 22, 2016 Owen SmithCredit:REX/Shutterstock Have seen what No Change candidates have done to Scottish Labour, you’d think Kezia Dugdale would baulk at endorsing another technocrat.— Billy Bragg (@billybragg) August 22, 2016 1:13PMCorbyn wins backing of seven union leaders 11:47AMSmith: Our values only matter if we can put them into practise in government Owen Smith has pledged to support Jeremy Corbyn if he is re-elected as Labour leader.Speaking to Sky News the rival candidate said: “If Jeremy wins, I will absolutely support him from the backbenches. I will always be Labour. There’s not going to be any split that I’m a part of.”Asked if MPs would be united around Mr Corbyn despite their vote of no confidence in him, Mr Smith added: “Yes and we would be. If Jeremy becomes the leader I will support him through the lobbies.” Sadiq Khan has backed Owen SmithCredit:BBC The Scottish Labour leader said the contest was “not about loyalty” and that she “disagreed entirely” that her position would become untenable if Mr Corbyn won the leadership.She said: “I don’t think there is anything inevitable about that. Those ballot papers are dropping on the doorsteps of Labour Party supporters and members across the country today. This campaign is very much alive.”Ms Dugdale, who told the programme her party’s membership was just under 23,000, insisted that she was “absolutely fine” with her deputy Alex Rowley, despite his backing for Mr Corbyn and recent comments that he would not oppose a second referendum on Scottish independence. Jeremy CorbynCredit:REX/Shutterstock “But that will only be achieved if we can unite our party and demonstrate we have a radical, credible plan to rebuild communities right across the United Kingdom.”I’m pleased therefore that Kezia has backed my vision for a £200 billion British new deal, the strengthening of workers’ rights and a Labour Party that puts tackling inequality at the heart of everything it does.” 12:20PMOwen Smith: ‘I will support Jeremy if he wins again’ 11:45AMCorbyn to rule out SNP ‘progressive alliance’ The first ballot papers go out today to the estimated 640,000 members and supporters who will decide whether Mr Corbyn carries on as leader or is replaced by his challenger Owen Smith.With many expected to cast their votes in the coming days, it could be a vital week in the contest – even though polling does not close until September 21.Mr Smith received a major boost over the weekend with London mayor Sadiq Khan urging Labour members to ditch Mr Corbyn and support the former work and pensions secretary. 8:05AM640,000 people to begin voting today Kezia Dugdale, the Scottish Labour leaderCredit:ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images Asked why anyone should listen to her after Labour came third in Scotland, Kezia Dugdale, the Scottish Labour leader, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme:”I actually think because we came third in Scotland that is the reason people should listen to me. I know what it takes to run a campaign. That leads me to the conclusion that Owen is better placed. I know what happens when a party repeatedly refuses to listen to the message from the electorate.”Ms Dugdale was asked whether she would stand next to Mr Corbyn if he is re-elected.”I speak to Jeremy all the time, I spoke to him yesterday and we have a good working relationship.”There’s no doubt that he is inspiring already committed Labour voters but there aren’t enough of those people to get us back in power.” In a scathing attack, Mr Khan said the Labour leader had lost the confidence of his MPs, failed to gain the trust and respect of the voters and was “extremely unlikely” to win a general election.The Corbyn camp described his comments as “disappointing” saying Mr Khan had won the mayoralty standing on a Labour platform under Mr Corbyn’s leadership – even though he largely kept his distance from Mr Corbyn during the campaign.There were jeers and boos when the London’ mayor’s name was mentioned at a mass rally of Mr Corbyn’s supporters in Kilburn, north London, on Sunday evening. 8:52AMKezia Dugdale defends her backing of Owen Smith 9:30AMKezia Dugdale says Labour’s situation is ‘ugly’ Jeremy Corbyn will rule out any prospect of a “progressive alliance” with the SNP when he visits Scotland later this week, according to a key ally.Neil Findlay MSP, chair of the Scottish Labour for Jeremy campaign, said he expected Mr Corbyn to dismiss the suggestion during a series of events north of the border.Islington North MP Mr Corbyn is due to meet leadership challenger Owen Smith for a hustings debate in Glasgow on Thursday before travelling to Edinburgh and Dundee to give speeches. 9:32AMBilly Bragg on Kezia Dugdale Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale backs Owen SmithKezia Dugdale, who as the Scottish Labour leader is the party’s most highly elected female politician, has backed Owen Smith in the leadership contest.Writing for the Daily Record, she said:”Owen Smith gets my vote. I believe he can unite our party and move us on from the divisions that exist under the current leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.Owen understands that to have a chance of implementing Labour values, we need to win over some of those who didn’t vote for us at the last election.”She said that if she had such little support from her MSPs in the way that Jeremy Corbyn has lost the backing of 80 per cent of his MPs, she would have to resign.”We can’t pin our hopes on a leadership who speak only to the converted, rather than speaking to the country as a whole.My only public comment on Jeremy’s leadership before this contest was to say he had lost the confidence of his parliamentary colleagues. That’s a fact.More than 80 per cent of Labour MPs expressed a lack of confidence in Jeremy’s leadership. If 80 per cent of my colleagues in the Scottish Parliament didn’t support me, I wouldn’t be able to do the job – even though I received 72 per cent of the votes when party members and trade unionists in Scotland elected me to be their leader.” 8:00AMKezia Dugdale backs Owen Smith in Labour leadership contest Kezia Dugdale and Jeremy Corbyn in October 2015Credit:Reuters Some 640,000 people are to begin voting in the Labour leadership contest with the first ballot papers being sent out today.Labour is now the biggest party in Europe – and the huge rise in membership is thanks to Jeremy Corbyn.It is no wonder then that Sam Tarry, the director of Mr Corbyn’s campaign to be re-elected, was feeling so confident when on the airwaves this morning. Asked if MPs would be united around Mr Corbyn despite their vote of no confidence in him, Mr Smith added: “Yes and we would be. If Jeremy becomes the leader I will support him through the lobbies.”Asked if he thought he could beat Jeremy Corbyn when the Labour leader appeared to be so popular with the membership base, Mr Smith said: “All we’ve seen so far is the evidence of a few rallies. There is a sea change. People are moving towards me because they want us to be a powerful opposition.” She says that if she had such little support from her MSPs in the way that Jeremy Corbyn has lost the backing of 80 per cent of his MPs, she would have to resign.”We can’t pin our hopes on a leadership who speak only to the converted, rather than speaking to the country as a whole.My only public comment on Jeremy’s leadership before this contest was to say he had lost the confidence of his parliamentary colleagues. That’s a fact.More than 80 per cent of Labour MPs expressed a lack of confidence in Jeremy’s leadership. If 80 per cent of my colleagues in the Scottish Parliament didn’t support me, I wouldn’t be able to do the job – even though I received 72 per cent of the votes when party members and trade unionists in Scotland elected me to be their leader.”And she has this warning for Mr Corbyn.”I don’t think Jeremy can unite our party and lead us into government. He cannot appeal to a broad enough section of voters to win an election. I believe Owen can.There will be some who think I should stay out of this contest, but now, more than ever, our party needs leaders who will stand up and be counted.” 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.
AustriaEHF EURO 2014Petar Nenadic ← Previous Story Ljuba Vranjes about “Serbian Abalo”: Bogdan was my wish Next Story → EHF EURO 2014: Onesta choose “Experts” for Norway Serbian playmaker from Polish Orlen Wisla Plock, Petar Nenadic (27) won’t play handball in next three to five weeks! He got injured ten days ago and already missed some important matches as Polish derby with Kielce and EHF Cup clash against Maribor, but after new diagnose showed that his calf muscle isn’t too good as that was assumed with the first one.That will be a serious blow for Serbian NT as well, who is waiting important clashes with Austria at the Men’s EHF EURO 2014 qualification at the beginning of April (3th and 7th).
He said that he wants to “build a bridge” saying “it is no good putting up a wall and saying I am not talking to these people. The only way anything gets solved is by talking to people”.Elton John said he at least has to try and make a difference, adding that “nothing may come of it”.There are so many people living a life of hell. I am living a life of luxury with my human rights intact.Gay marriageIn the Sky News interview he also said that Jesus would have supported gay marriage.“If Jesus Christ was alive today, I cannot see him, as the Christian person that he was and the great person that he was, saying this could not happen.“He was all about love and compassion and forgiveness and trying to bring people together and that is what the church should be about.”Read: The sun shines on Dublin’s Pride Parade as thousands attend>Read: Beaten, robbed and left to die: One march that paved the way for the Dublin Pride parade> ELTON JOHN SAYS he is travelling to Russia in November where he hopes to speak to the Russian President Vladimir Putin about gay rights.In an interview with Sky News the singer said that he felt that “globally we seem to have gone backwards in certain areas”.He said that he has always been an advocate for those who have had their human rights taken away from them.Talk “I will fight for peoples’ rights… for anyone whose rights are taken away from them, I will try and fight them,” he said.I am going to Russia in November and I will try and meet Putin and I will try and talk to him. I don’t know what good it will do.
3D sans lunettes : Apple obtient un brevetSelon le site CNET, le géant informatique a déposé un brevet pour un système de vision 3D sans lunettes. Apple affirme avoir trouvé la solution pour que plusieurs utilisateurs profitent en même temps d’un film ou d’un jeu en 3D, sans avoir à porter des lunettes spéciales. Jusqu’à maintenant il fallait se doter d’un équipement spécifique ou se trouver bien en face de l’écran, comme pour jouer à la console portable Nintendo 3DS.La firme à la pomme dévoile un nouveau système en déposant son dernier brevet : un capteur qui permettrait de détecter la position des yeux de chaque spectateur, de sorte que l’effet 3D soit restitué quel que soit l’angle de vision. La projection du fichier sur l’écran, doté d’une fonction de surface réflective, se voit donc modifiée.Le but recherché, selon CNET ? Développer des “systèmes d’affichage auto-stéréoscopiques 3D peu coûteux qui autorisent une liberté totale de mouvement”. Le 3 décembre 2010 à 11:25 • Emmanuel Perrin
Obésité : découverte d’un gène qui pousserait à trop mangerDes chercheurs américains sont parvenus à identifier un gène qui, s’il est muté, empêcherait l’organisme de signaler quand l’estomac est plein et conduirait donc à manger trop. La découverte pourrait aider à développer de nouveaux traitements contre l’obésité. Si de nombreuses études ont déjà suggéré que l’obésité et le surpoids pourraient avoir en partie une origine génétique, c’est une nouvelle preuve que viennent de révéler des chercheurs du Centre médical de l’université de Georgetown aux Etats-Unis. Ceux-ci ont identifié un gène qui pourrait expliquer pourquoi certaines personnes mangent plus qu’à leur faim. En vérité, ce gène appelé Bdnf avait déjà été associé à l’obésité mais les chercheurs ignoraient jusqu’ici comment celui-ci fonctionnait.Le Dr Baoki Xu et ses collègues ont observé que le gène Bdnf existait sous forme de deux variants, un “long” et un “court” dû à une mutation. Au cours des travaux publiés dans la revue Nature Medicine, ils ont donc observé deux groupes de souris, un dont les individus possédaient la version longue et l’autre avec la version courte de Bdnf. Ils ont ainsi constaté que les souris porteuses de la version courte mangeaient deux fois plus que leurs congénères et prenaient davantage de poids. D’après les résultats présentés, la mutation du gène empêcherait en fait la transmission des signaux qui indiquent normalement que l’estomac est plein.En effet, après un repas, le gène Bdnf contribuerait à transmettre des signaux chimiques jusqu’aux cellules nerveuses de l’hypothalamus, le centre qui contrôle entre autres la sensation de satiété. Les signaux transmis sont en réalité deux hormones, la leptine et l’insuline qui déclenchent au niveau de l’hypothalamus la production d’autres substances qui vont à leur tour transmettre le message indiquant que l’estomac est plein et donc qu’il faut stopper la sensation d’appétit. À lire aussiVoici pourquoi il faut éviter les aliments ultra-transformésAu cours de l’expérience, les chercheurs ont ainsi observé que l’organisme des souris possédant la version “longue” du gène faisait correctement circuler les signaux jusqu’à leurs cibles. En revanche, chez les autres rongeurs, les signaux atteignaient bien les neurones mais se retrouvaient ensuite bloqués et n’étaient pas transmis. “S’il y a un problème avec le gène Bdnf, les neurones ne peuvent pas se parler, les signaux leptine et insuline sont inefficaces et l’appétit n’est pas modifié”, explique le Dr Xu cité par le Daily Mail.Permettre aux signaux d’atteindre de nouveau leur cibleBien que l’expérience ait été menée uniquement chez la souris, il existe chez l’homme un gène similaire. Ainsi, “cette découverte pourrait ouvrir la voie à de nouvelles stratégies pour aider le cerveau à contrôler le poids du corps”, ajoute le chercheur. Le but d’un traitement potentiel serait alors de stimuler l’activité du gène Bdnf défaillant pour permettre aux signaux d’atteindre de nouveau leur cible. Un objectif confirmé par Tam Fry, porte-parole du National Obesity Forum : celui-ci a indiqué que les chercheurs étaient “sur la bonne piste” en suggérant que permettre au message de la leptine d’atteindre le cerveau était la clé pour supprimer l’appétit.Néanmoins, “beaucoup d’autres sont également sur cette même piste en espérant trouver le traitement magique pour prévenir ou guérir l’obésité. Naturellement, Xu est excité d’être arrivé là où il est arrivé mais réparer la mutation pourrait ne pas être facile. Et même si elle est réparée chez la souris, il faudra des années avant que sa solution ne puisse être utilisée chez l’humain”, commente ce spécialiste.Le 19 mars 2012 à 18:01 • Maxime Lambert
In the heat of the World Cup tournament, Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has taken his time to thank Cristiano Ronaldo for his extraordinary contribution to the club as he regrets the star forward’s departure to Juventus.The Portuguese international Ronaldo signed a stunning €100million transfer deal to the Serie A champions earlier this week, bringing an end to his successful nine-season stay at Real Madrid.Ronald left with a high ovation as Los Blancos’ all-time top scorer and a four-time Champions League winner with the team he joined in 2009.As he prepares to captain Croatia for World Cup final on Sunday Modric, admitted his disappointment over the exit of Ronaldo. Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.✅ The captain of the #WorldCup finalists.#FlamingPride #Croatia #Vatreni? pic.twitter.com/tgO9odhonW— HNS | CFF (@HNS_CFF) July 12, 2018“My wish was for Cristiano to stay. He is unique and it is a pity he has left,” the 32-year-old told reporters after Croatia’s semi-final win over England and quoted in FourFourTwo.“I thank him for everything he did at Real Madrid. I wish him all the best except when he is playing against Madrid.”
Former Real Madrid striker Fernando Morientes has predicted a bright future for young winger Vinicius Junior can following his excellent displays in the Spanish capital.The Brazilian has become a regular in Los Blancos following the absence of Gareth Bale and Isco who has fallen down Solari’s pecking order.The 18-year-old who completed a €45million move to Madrid in July 2018 scored his second La Liga goal of the season in Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Deportivo Alaves.8 – Vinícius Júnior has been involved in eight goals for @realmadriden in Copa del Rey this season (two goals and six assists), more than any other LaLiga player. Start pic.twitter.com/u0HvmgzJP6— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 6, 2019And was impressive in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final against Barcelona on Wednesday.Morientes said via FourFourTwo: “We were all keen to see Vinicius play, to see how he develops. I think he’s a very impressive player, he’s very good in one-on-ones and making runs.“He’s still very young, we need time to see the kind of player he will be but if he continues to play the way he is now he’ll be a world-class player, no doubt.“We should give him time though, you can’t burden such a young player with too much responsibility especially at a club like Real Madrid.”Morientes says Vinicius reminds him of Savio – the former winger who claimed three Champions League crowns with Madrid around the turn of the century.La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“Obviously Savio was a little older but they have similar traits; daring, pace on the ball and one-on-one ability,” added Morientes.“And they’re both Brazilians, of course. Both came from a very different football style in Brazil, but they adapted quickly.“So I’d say Vinicius reminds me of Savio, for their playing style and their position out on the left.”📊| Only Karim Benzema (23), Gareth Bale (16) and Sergio Ramos (11) have been involved in more goals than Vinícius Júnior (10) for Real Madrid in all competitions this season. #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/h99QaSxjKL— Real Madrid News (@onlyrmcfnews) February 4, 2019Morientes a former teammate of Solari at the Santiago Bernabeu had some kind words for the Argentine gaffer.He said: “Solari was a great team-mate. A very nice, friendly guy.“He liked to joke around. But he was also a very hard worker, a top professional, the kind of guy you always want in your team both when he’s playing and when he’s not.“He always contributed, and not just on the pitch. A great player and a great team-mate, both on and off the pitch.”
According to a release, the fraudulent caller impersonates a utility representative and requests payment for the customer’s supposed past due bill and threatens immediate disconnection of electric service if the bill is not paid. Scammers are becoming smarter, so don’t be fooled by caller ID even if it says Homer Electric Association. While HEA may contact you by phone for various reasons, the cooperative will never call you to demand payment by a certain method or threaten an immediate disconnection of service if payment is not received. If a suspicious phone call is received, end the phone call and contact Homer Electric for verification and to check the status of your account. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Homer Electric Association is once again getting reports from members regarding suspicious phone calls.
A small southern Southeast Alaska ferry line is of large value to the region’s economy. That’s according to a new report studying the Inter-Island Ferry Authority.The authority, known as the IFA, carries about 52,000 passengers a year.A single ferry leaves the eastern Prince of Wales Island port of Hollis each morning. It arrives in Ketchikan about three hours later, and then waits ‘til the evening to sail back.The Inter-Island Ferry Authority ship Stikine sails through Ketchikan’s Tongass Narrows. Photo by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News.A new study shows it’s an important part of the region’s economy. (Read the report.)“No one is no more dependent on IFA’s daily timetable than those trying to get fresh or live seafood to market,” says Meilani Schijvens of Juneau-based Sheinberg Associates. She authored the report, funded by a state grant to the authority.Schijvens says the ferry carries 3 million pounds of seafood a year, with a value of $15 million.Researchers talked to Prince of Wales Island fishermen, divers and logistics workers for the report.“And the businesses told us that without the IFA, they wouldn’t be in business,” Schijvens says. She says the ferry also supports seafood processors in Ketchikan.The report says tourists and others traveling to the island spend close to $6 million a year. And islanders headed to Ketchikan purchase about $10 million in goods.“We talked to the floor manager in Wal-Mart there and he let us know that approximately 10 percent of all of his customers are coming off the ferry. And those numbers add up,” Schijvens says.A map of southern Southeast shows the route taken by the IFA ferry. (IFA image)The Inter-Island Ferry Authority study also shows close to 4,000 students sailing the route in a year. About the same number traveled for medical care in Ketchikan or elsewhere.Other details of economic and human impacts are included in the full report. (Read the report.)“I think what it means to us is being able to explain to other people what we mean to them,” says Dennis Watson, the IFA’s general manager. He’s also mayor of Craig, the largest city on Prince of Wales.He says it’s important to note that the ferry authority covers three-quarters of its costs through ticket sales. That‘s far more than the state ferry system, and better than its cousins in Washington state and British Columbia.Watson says that still leaves about a $750,000 hole in the IFA’s $4 million-a-year budget.The Parnell administration has put $500,000 in a funding bill, though there’s no guarantee it will make it through the Legislature.Watson says some of what’s left will be raised internally.“The board has entertained a fare increase just for adult walk-ons. The seniors and children or vehicles won’t be affected by it,” he says.That’ll be a few dollars on top of the $46.25 one-way fare.The Inter-Island Ferry Authority has provided Prince-of-Wales-to-Ketchikan service for about a dozen years. It also ran a northern route for a few seasons, but it didn’t attract enough passengers.Before that, the Alaska Marine Highway System made port calls, but they were less frequent.Report author Schijvens says that didn’t do a lot for island residents.“They absolutely made it work for them at the time. But this is so much better, in terms of being able to have student groups travel, and to go from Prince of Wales to Ketchikan and back again during the day, and not have to get up in the middle of the night, and being able to go one way by ferry and to also come back by ferry,” she says.Before it began, IFA critics predicted it would have to rely heavily on state funding to survive. The report says conditions have changed and the authority is doing well, given the situation.That includes fuel costs that have risen five-fold since then and the island’s population shrinking by about a fifth.
In a significant consolidation move, two Aditya Birla Group companies will merge to create a unified entity with a combined turnover of about Rs. 60,000 crore and operating profit (EBITDA) of almost Rs.12,000 crore (financial year 2015-16).The proposal to merge Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd. (ABNL) and Grasim Industries was approved by the respective boards on August 11, 2016.”The Boards of Directors of Grasim Industries Limited (“Grasim”), Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited (“ABNL”), and Aditya Birla Financial Services Limited (“ABFSL”) at their respective meetings held today, approved the merger of ABNL into Grasim and the subsequent demerger & listing of its financial services business through a composite scheme of arrangement (“Scheme”),” ABNL said in a media statement.The financial services business of ABNL will be demerged with Aditya Birla Financial Services Limited (ABFSL), which will be listed subsequently on the stock exchanges. Grasim will hold 57 percent stake in ABFSL.Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group, said that the merger would bring synergies between the two companies to create more business opportunities.”The proposed restructuring will create one of India’s largest, well-diversified companies with a healthy mix of businesses with steady cash flows and long-term growth opportunities. With diverse businesses spanning manufacturing and services, the combined company provides a play on India’s growth story. The demerger and listing of the financial services business will unlock value for shareholders,” he said in the statement.The ABNL share closed at Rs. 1,567.70, up 3.50 percent from its previous close, while Grasim shares ended 6.44 percent down at Rs. 4,538.95 on the BSE.”The transaction is subject to the customary statutory and regulatory approvals including approvals of the respective High Courts, the Stock Exchanges, CCI, the respective Shareholders and creditors of each of the companies. The demerger will become effective subsequent to the effectiveness of the merger. The transaction is expected to be completed by Q4 FY17 / Q1 FY18,” the company said in the statement.Here are the share swap and other details of the merger:For merger of ABNL with Grasim, each shareholder of ABNL will get 3 new equity shares of Grasim for every 10 equity shares held in ABNL i.e., a shareholder holding 100 shares in ABNL will receive 30 shares in Grasim.For demerger of Financial Services business into ABFSL, each shareholder of Grasim (post-merger) will receive 7 equity shares in ABFSL for every 1 equity share held in Grasim i.e., a shareholder holding 100 shares in Grasim will receive 700 shares in ABFSL. In aggregate, each shareholder of ABNL holding 100 shares will receive 30 shares in Grasim and 210 shares in ABFSL.The Board of Grasim has also recommended sub division of its equity shares of Rs. 10 each into 5 equity shares of Rs. 2 each. The exchange ratio as stated above would be adjusted accordingly to take into account the effect of such sub division.
A young man was arrested allegedly for raping a minor girl in Tongi on Friday, reports UNB.The arrestee is Babul, son of Fazlul Haq of Kishoreganj.”He raped the 10-year-old girl when she was alone at home on Thursday,” said Kamal Hossain, officer-in-charge of Tongi east police station.The victim’s father filed a case with local police that day. The girl was taken to a hospital for medical tests.Later, police arrested Fazlul from his residence around 2:30am.
AP Photo/Eric Gay, FileFILE – In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, detained immigrant children play kickball at the Karnes County Residential Center, a temporary home for immigrant women and children detained at the border in Karnes City, Texas. The GEO Group, a private prison company, announced Thursday, April 13, 2017, it has won a $110-million federal contract to build in Texas the first new immigrant detention center under the Trump administration. The company said that the 1,000-bed detention facility will be in Conroe, Texas, north of Houston. It’s scheduled to open by December 2018.Texas lawmakers are advancing a proposal to license family immigrant detention centers as child care providers.The state Senate voted 20-11 Tuesday to give preliminary approval to a bill that would allow Texas to license two family lockdowns, despite a past state court ruling that such facilities do not meet minimum requirements to care for kids. The measure would enable detention facilities to hold families for prolonged stays, which advocates say could physically and psychologically harm children.The bill needs a final Senate vote that could come as early as Wednesday before heading to the state House. Texas’ legislative session ends May 29, so time is running short.The private prison company GEO Group, which operates an 830-bed family facility south of San Antonio, lobbied Texas politicians to introduce the licensing bill, which could help its Karnes Residential Center remain open. That lockup, which mainly holds women and children seeking asylum from Central America, earns GEO $55 million annually.A lobbyist from GEO was “where the legislation came from,” State Rep. John Raney, a Republican from Bryan, previously told the Associated Press. A GEO Group spokesman said the company “supports any effort to provide appropriate levels of government oversight” and that Karnes “provides high-quality care in a safe, humane, family-friendly environment.”Senators opposed to the proposal Tuesday called it a “vendor bill” that could seriously harm children seeking asylum.“We’re doing something in favor of one company instead of in the interests of the children,” said Sen. Sylvia Garcia, a Democrat from Houston. “They’re not coming here for fun…They’re coming because they’ve been abused, neglected, and now to add insult to injury we’re putting them in baby jails.”Democratic Sen. Jose Menendez noted on the Senate floor that a slew of children’s and immigrant’s rights groups testified in opposition to the bill and that the only supporter was the private prison operator that stands to benefit. Sen. Jose Rodriguez, an El Paso Democrat, cited concerns about sexual assaults, lengthy wait times for medical care and children being held “in prison-like” conditions.But sponsor Bryan Hughes said the measure “is about keeping these folks safe and in place until their hearing.”Hughes, a Mineola Republican, said that the alternative is they can be released and end up “maybe in some other state” or “the feds can choose to separate parents from their children.”The Trump administration pledged in April not to separate immigrant families arriving at the border, after Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly suggested he was considering doing so.But Karnes and Texas’ other family detention center — the 2,400-bed South Texas Residential Facility operated by the U.S.’s largest private prison company CoreCivic — are both operating far below capacity.That’s because the flow of women and children fleeing gangs and violence in Central America to seek asylum in the U.S. has slowed dramatically.Immigrant advocates attribute the drop to more frequent turnarounds at the border by customs agents and immigrants’ fears of enforcement under the Trump administration.Karnes opened as a family detention center in 2014 and used to hold detainees for months, until a federal judge ruled that children held longer than 20 days must be housed in “non-secure” facilities with child care licenses. After the Texas Department of Family Protective Services granted Karnes a license, advocates sued.A state judge ruled last year that family detention centers did not qualify for licenses — prompting the Texas bill. Share
Share Photo via Max PixelTwitter and Snapchat are taking on new looks as the services seek wider audiences.Struggling social-media darlings Twitter and Snapchat are taking on new looks as the services seek wider audiences in the shadow of Facebook.Twitter is rolling out a 280-character limit for nearly all its users, abandoning its iconic 140-character limit for tweets. And Snapchat, long popular with young people, will undergo a revamp in hopes of becoming easier to use for everyone else.Both services announced the moves Tuesday as they look for ways to expand beyond their passionate but slow-growing fan bases.Twitter has said that 9 percent of tweets written in English hit the 140-character limit. People ended up spending more time editing tweets or didn’t send them out at all. By removing that hurdle, Twitter is hoping people will tweet more, drawing more users in.German bureaucrats — notorious for their ability to create lengthy tongue twisters consisting of one single word — celebrated Wednesday.Germany’s justice ministry wrote that it can now tweet about legislation concerning the transfer of oversight responsibilities for beef labeling.The law is known in German as the Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz.Munich police, meanwhile, said that “at last” they won’t need abbreviations to tweet about accidents involving forklift drivers, or Niederflurfoerderfahrzeugfuehrer.In Rome, student Marina Verdicchio said the change “will give us the possibility to express ourselves in a totally different way and to avoid canceling important words when we use Twitter.”Others were not impressed, including at least one who quoted Shakespeare: “Brevity is the soul of wit.”And, as Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel noted, change does not come without risk.“We don’t yet know how the behavior of our community will change when they begin to use our updated application,” he said. “We’re willing to take that risk for what we believe are substantial long-term benefits to our business.”Snap, Snapchat’s parent company, did not provide details on the upcoming changes.During the third quarter, Twitter averaged 330 million monthly users, up just 1 percent from the previous quarter. Snapchat added 4.5 million daily users in the quarter to 178 million, which amounts to a 3 percent growth. The company does not report monthly user figures.Those numbers pale next to social media behemoth Facebook, which reported that its monthly users rose 16 percent to 2.07 billion.“The one thing that we have heard over the years is that Snapchat is difficult to understand or hard to use, and our team has been working on responding to this feedback,” Spiegel said. “As a result, we are currently redesigning our application to make it easier to use.”His comments came on a conference call with industry analysts after the company posted the lackluster user-growth numbers and revenue that fell well short of Wall Street expectations. Snap’s stock was bludgeoned Wednesday, falling 15 percent to $12.83 in midday trading. The Venice, California, company went public in March at $17 a share.Snapchat needs to grow its user base beyond 13 to 34 year olds in the U.S., France the U.K. and Australia, Spiegel said. This, he said, includes Android users, people older than 34 and what he called “rest of world” markets.Meanwhile, Snap said Wednesday that Chinese internet company Tencent has acquired a 10 percent stake in the company. Tencent runs the WeChat messaging app, as well as online payment platforms and games. Earlier this year, Tencent bought a 5 percent stake in Tesla Inc.As for Twitter, the move to 280 characters was first started as a test in September.“People in the experiment told us that a higher character limit made them feel more satisfied with how they expressed themselves on Twitter, their ability to find good content, and Twitter overall,” said project manager Aliza Rosen in a blog post.The expansion to 280-character tweets will be extended to all users except those tweeting in Chinese, Japanese and Korean, who will still have the original limit. That’s because writing in those languages uses fewer characters.The company has been slowly easing restrictions to let people cram more characters into a tweet. It stopped counting polls, photos, videos and other things toward the limit. Even before it did so, users found creative ways to get around the limit. This includes multi-part tweets and screenshots of blocks of text.Twitter’s character limit was created so that tweets could fit into a single text message, back when many people were using texts to receive tweets. But now, most people use Twitter through its mobile app; the 140-character limit is no longer a technical constraint but nostalgia.___Barbara Ortutay reported from New York. Associated Press writer Frank Jordans in Berlin and AP Videojournalist Paolo Santalucia in Rome contributed to this story.
Feature | May 03, 2012 | Scott Branton and Tobias Gilk Proton Therapy: Protons on The Verge… Protons offer advantages over photons in radiotherapy, but there are constraints to their widespread adoption News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 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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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. This photo shows an IBA proton therapy gantry suite. Currently there are about 10 operational proton beam systems in the United States.Miniaturization is everywhere in imaging. Portable X-ray. Rolling, rapid scan computed tomography (CT). Handheld ultrasound devices. But some things just don’t miniaturize very well. Tabletop foosball is not tiny soccer…and anyone who has ever tried to type more than a few sentences on their tiny smartphone will tell you that it’s not the same as a full-sized keyboard. Yes, for some things, bigger is better. And perhaps on the top of that list is proton therapy.Proton therapy is a variant of conventional external beam radiation therapy or stereotactic radiosurgery. Whereas traditional radiation therapies use X-ray photons as the “ammunition” to target tumors, proton therapy uses the significantly more massive proton to try to decimate diseased tissues. From a patient benefit standpoint, there’s more to proton therapy than just “bigger bullets” targeting tumors, it is also that the collateral risks to the patient are lower.Conventional linear accelerators (linacs) rotate around the patient (or, with new versions, move with several degrees of freedom on articulated robotic arms) to aim their accelerated photons at the target tumor from several different angles. This is necessary because the damaging energy from the beam gets absorbed as it penetrates, so that the skin gets significantly more ionizing radiation than the tumor below from any single “zap.” But by rotating around the body, the dose to the tumor can be increased without doubling-up the dose delivered to surface tissues. This strategy seeks to minimize the dose to healthy tissues while optimizing the killing dose that the tumor receives.Protons, by contrast, tend to shed the vast majority of their energy at a depth determined by their speed. Protons are far more similar to depth charges than the bullet analogy that we use for photon-based radiation therapy, doing significantly less damage to surface tissues for the amount of energy deposited deeper at the tumor. By adjusting the speed of the protons being fired at the patient, the system can be adjusted so that the “depth charge” goes off within the tumor, doing maximal damage to it while dramatically reducing the dose given to healthy tissues.Constraints to Widespread AdoptionSo if proton therapy is both safer and more effective, why hasn’t it overtaken conventional radiation therapy?As with any new therapy, the body of evidence on the clinical effectiveness is still being developed. There are a few cancers that are particularly challenging for conventional photon-based systems for which there is a clear, demonstrated benefit to proton therapy (cancers near X-ray-sensitive organs, such as the eyes, or near structures that may be significantly damaged by scatter radiation, such as some prostate cancers, for example). Others are still in the grey area of comparative benefit, hopefully to be better illuminated with greater numbers of patients. But comparative benefit, alone, is a difficult justification for proton therapy to replace photon therapy systems because of what is involved in proton beam facilities.Anyone familiar with radiation therapy vaults — and the meter-thick concrete walls that more closely resemble military bunkers than healthcare facilities — knows how different these rooms are to virtually every other part of a hospital’s construction. Most radiation protection elsewhere in the hospital is managed with millimeter-thick sheets of lead, so a meter of concrete shielding can be pretty startling. But this doesn’t hold a candle to the requirements for proton therapy shielding, which can make bomb shelters look flimsy by comparison.The step up in energy from photons to protons gives an indication of the comparative need for shielding. And unlike the self-contained acceleration and delivery package of conventional linac radiation therapy systems, the size of proton therapy accelerators (cyclotrons weighing hundreds of tons) and the enormous gantries needed to support magnetic beam-shapers and delivery nozzles combine to dwarf the size and scope of conventional vaults.The size of proton therapy systems means that there is no way they could fit within the footprint of existing linac suites within hospitals, so the notion of retrofitting the new technology into existing infrastructure just won’t work. For the time being, at least, proton therapy facilities will remain purpose-built. Whereas a conventional linac vault and equipment might cost a few million, proton beam facilities currently cost about $150 million to construct.At present, there are about 10 operational proton beam systems in the United States, most affiliated with major academic medical centers. These centers do draw patients from all over the world, but the size, cost and complexity of the facilities are significant hurdles to widespread adoption.When proton facilities cost more than 10 times what conventional linac suites do, any comparative benefit argument will need to be very compelling before proton therapy grows beyond a specialty niche segment of the cancer therapy market. Either that, or the capital costs will need to be dramatically reduced.For the time being at least, proton therapy will serve as a specialized adjunct offering to conventional radiation therapy systems which — though still expensive to site — are far more financially accessible to providers of cancer therapy services.Scott Branton, RA, is a senior project manager for RAD-Planning, a design consulting firm for medical imaging projects. He is a frequent presenter at national radiology and healthcare design conferences on issues related to the design and construction of imaging, nuclear medicine and therapy facilities.Tobias Gilk is senior vice president of RAD-Planning and president of Mednovus, an MRI safety company. He has designed imaging facilities for hospitals, research institutions, outpatient centers and universities. He writes and speaks internationally on the importance of effective radiology architecture and planning for effective healthcare. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more
LPS Price Index Inches Up in August in Data October 30, 2013 452 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Home Prices Home Sales Investors Lender Processing Services Lenders & Servicers Service Providers 2013-10-30 Krista Franks Brock Share Home prices continue to rise, albeit with some dampening due to seasonal impacts. However, prices are still appreciating faster than last year, according to “”Lender Processing Services'””:http://www.lpsvcs.com/Pages/default.aspx (LPS) Home Price Index report for August. [IMAGE]LPS calculated a 0.4 percent monthly home price increase in August and a 9 percent annual rise. Both calculations are lower than the “”S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indices,””:https://themreport.com/articles/august-case-shiller-indices-rise-at-fastest-rate-since-february-2006-2013-10-29 which calculated a 1.3 percent monthly increase and a 12.8 percent annual increase. Both indices concur that monthly price appreciation is slowing. The LPS Home Price Index reached $231,000 in August, which is 14.3 percent below the national peak reached in June 2006. Three states posted price gains of at least 1 percent in August, and three states posted price declines over the month. [COLUMN_BREAK]Nevada topped the charts with a 1.4 percent price gain, while Florida and Michigan followed with 1 percent price increases in August. Rhode Island, Colorado, and Pennsylvania were the only states where prices depreciated in August. Prices declined 0.3 percent in Rhode Island and Colorado and 0.1 percent in Pennsylvania. Six of the top 10 metros with the greatest price appreciation in August are located in Florida. Lakewood, Florida, tied with Reno, Nevada, for greatest price appreciation over the month with a 1.5 percent increase. Orlando, Florida, followed with appreciation of 1.4 percent. Las Vegas, Nevada, and Detroit, Michigan, both experienced price increases of 1.3 percent in August. Two Colorado metros appeared on the top 10 list of metros with the greatest depreciation over the month of August. In fact, Colorado Springs posted the greatest depreciation–a 0.6 percent decline. Kennewick, Washington, posted the second-greatest price decline, coming in at 0.4 percent. Denver, Colorado, experienced a 0.3 percent decline in prices, as did Spokane, Washington; Toledo, Ohio; and Birmingham, Alabama. LPS also noted that national home sales in August reached their highest level since 2007.