October 18, 2017 Governor Wolf’s Statement on House Finance Committee’s Shale Tax Approval Budget News, Press Release, Severance Tax Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf provided the following statement on the House Finance Committee’s approval of a shale tax:“I urge House leadership to bring the severance tax to a vote on the floor as soon as they return to Harrisburg next week.“This is a fair and commonsense proposal that will address our structural budget deficit. Pennsylvania is the only natural gas producing state without a severance tax and the vast majority of the tax would be paid out of state.“I want to thank the bipartisan members of the General Assembly who worked to find common ground on the severance tax proposal.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Share Share Sharing is caring! 108 Views no discussions Tweet Share BusinessHealthInternationalLifestylePrint India seeks $100m in damages from Nestle after noodle ban by: Associated Free Press – August 12, 2015 A basket filled with packaged food hangs with a ‘Maggi’ sign on it outside a shop in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, June 3. Indian shopkeepers withdrew the popular brand of instant noodle from their shelves Wednesday after tests revealed the snack contained lead above permissible levels. (Photo: AP)NEW DELHI, India (AFP) – India’s government is seeking damages of nearly $100 million from Nestle for “unfair trade practices” after the food safety watchdog banned its hugely popular Maggi noodles brand.The government said Wednesday it had filed a suit with the country’s top consumer court for 6,400 million rupees ($98.6 million) in damages from the Indian arm of the Swiss food giant.India’s food safety watchdog in June banned Nestle from making or selling noodles in the country after tests by some states found lead levels exceeded statutory limits.Nestle has withdrawn the product in India but continues to sell it elsewhere, and has always denied the charge.“We filed the complaint with the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) yesterday and have sought around 6,400 million rupees in damages,” G, Gurcharan, Additional Secretary at the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, told AFP.“Our complaint is over their unfair trade practices and the court will now issue them notices to hear their response,” Gurcharan added.A Nestle India spokesman told AFP that the company had not yet received official notice about the complaint with the NCDRC, a semi-judicial body that has the power to fine companies.But in a statement late Wednesday, the firm said it was “disappointed with the (government’s) unprecedented step of filing” the complaint, and reiterated that Maggi was safe to eat.Nestle India is challenging the ban on Maggi noodles in the Mumbai high court, which is expected to deliver its verdict on Thursday.It had been selling the brand for over three decades in India, and had 80 percent of the country’s instant noodle market before the ban.Several celebrities have endorsed Maggi over the years, including Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan.
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RISING Pune Supergiant dismissed Kings XI Punjab for just 73 as they sealed an Indian Premier League play-off berth.Kings XI Punjab slumped to their lowest-ever Indian Premier League total as they missed out on a play-off spot to the benefit of Rising Pune Supergiant, who claimed a nine-wicket win.Supergiant’s defeat to Delhi Daredevils in the last match made their final regular-season game with Kings XI, who went into the contest trailing Pune by just two points, into a de-facto play-off for the last top-four berth.Defeat for Supergiant, whose time in the competition will come to an end after this season, would have made Sunday’s meeting their final one in the IPL.But a dismal collapse from Kings XI left Supergiant needing just 74 to win, and they promptly chased down that scant total in just 12 overs, finishing second to set up a Qualifer 1 clash with Mumbai Indians, who topped the table.Kings XI got off to the worst possible start when they lost opener Martin Guptill for a first-ball duck, and they had only added 19 to the total by the time Shaun Marsh (10) holed out to Australia teammate Steve Smith.An excellent direct hit from man-of-the-match Jaydev Unadkat ran out Eoin Morgan for just two, and the sixth over proved a nightmare one for Kings XI as Shardul Takur accounted for both Rahul Tewatia (4) and Glenn Maxwell (0).Wriddhiman Saha (13) had been a rare constant for Kings XI but his stay came to an end when he nicked Dan Christian (2-10) to MS Dhoni.It was Christian who struck again to remove Axar Patel (22) – the only Kings XI batsman to top 20 runs – and the tail was quickly cleaned up by Unadkat (2-12) and Adam Zampa (2-22) – the visitors bowled out with 25 deliveries to spare.Rahul Tripathi was the only man to fall for Pune in their reply, losing his wicket after hitting 28 off 20. However, Ajinkya Rahane (34 not out) and Smith (15 not out) guided Supergiant home with ease. (Sportsmax)
Batting superstar Virat Kohli feared that India were virtually out of the ICC World T20 after the first 10 overs of their chase against Australia and has no idea how he and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni managed to achieve the seemingly imposing target.”It virtually felt like you are out of the tournament at the end of 10 overs. To pull the game back after that along with MS Dhoni – I don’t know how we did it. Even out there in the middle, I didn’t know how this was happening. I am just grateful that I was able to do it for the team,” Kohli told BCCI.TV after scripting India’s memorable win.He spoke about how emotional he became once Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit the winning boundary.”It was a pretty emotional feeling when I saw Dhoni hitting the winning runs. I don’t really know what to say.”That is the reason you play the sport. That is the feeling that you crave as a sportsperson. It is such a wonderful moment for your team. To see your teammates celebrate and get happy is a wonderful feeling,” added Kohli. (Kohli ushers in a new era, move over Tendulkar and Lara )By his own admission, he has ‘never played an innings’ in a situation where 39 were needed in last three overs.”I have never played an innings like that where we needed 39 off 3 overs and I have been able to pull it off with MS Dhoni batting at the other end,” Kohli said after his masterclass that took India into the semi-finals.advertisementKohli said that he had decided to target James Faulkner in the 18th over.”The thoughts, the pre-planning for the boundary just kept coming to me in my mind. I knew a hundred per cent that I had to target James Faulkner in the 18th over. I thought 3 overs and 39 runs, and one over has to be a big one at least close to 15 runs. We got bigger (19) than that. I think just before the 16th over, I thought if we don’t get too many boundaries, we might be struggling in the end because the pitch was not as flat.””The slower balls were holding up. It was very important to stay in the moment and pick your gaps. It was a quick outfield, so I knew if I could beat the fielder inside the ring, I would probably end up getting four runs.”The best part about having Dhoni at the other end is that he pushed for the twos.”I think what really helped was him (Dhoni) running those twos. The opposition panicked a bit because of that. They were unsettled because they knew we could run the runs as well and get 12 off one over without taking a risk. I think that is when the bowlers started thinking too much,” Kohli said.”Credit to MS Dhoni. He kept me calm and kept telling me – ‘Pick your areas, these many runs are left in these many balls’. He didn’t want me to get carried away or over excited. (Virat Kohli best batsman in the world, says Sunil Gavaskar )”He just kept telling me what are the areas I could pick and that just gave me assurance,” Kohli said.”If I was going to go towards covers, he would give me assurance again and I became confident. I think that is where communication and partnership helps. It was wonderful to pull the team out of that situation.”Kohli said that it is for the cricket lovers to decide where to put this Indian chase in the pecking order.”I don’t know where I would put this chase. It is up to the people to decide that. I enjoy playing every innings for my country. Hopefully, they think this is one of the better chases the Indian team has pulled off. Not just me, it is an effort by everyone. I scored 82; I didn’t score all the runs in the game. Others have contributed as well, so credit goes to them also.”
Source:https://liu.se/en/news-item/blixtsnabb-undersokning-visar-flodet-i-hjartat- Jul 9 2018Researchers at Linköping University have for the first time been able to use information from computer tomography images to simulate the heart function of an individual patient. Some of the modeling methods they use have been developed in the motor industry.Computer tomography systems, also known as CT scanners, are found in most Swedish hospitals. They can be used for a simple investigation to rapidly determine whether a patient has cardiovascular disease – problems with calcification of the blood vessels that supply the heart with oxygen. The investigation is quick, and the patient can go home immediately after.”The next step, if it is suspected that something is wrong, is a significantly longer and more complicated investigation, where the patient must spend the night in hospital. We have developed a method where we instead use all of the information that we already have from the first investigation. Our method may have major clinical significance,” says Anders Persson, professor in medical imaging and director of the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV).One person who has played a key role is Jonas Lantz, researcher at the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and CMIV. He presented his doctoral degree in applied thermodynamics and fluid mechanics at LiU. He has imposing knowledge of the methods used to simulate flowing fluids and turbulence in the aeronautical and motor industries, and their application for flow through human blood vessels. He has used these modeling methods to simulate the blood flow in a patient’s heart, with the aid of the high-resolution images that are produced from the CT scanner. He has used the huge computing power available from the supercomputers at the National Supercomputer Centre (NSC) at LiU.”This is the first time we have shown that we can simulate the function of the heart in a particular patient. In the future, we won’t need to use supercomputers: the calculations can be done at the CT scanner,” says Matts Karlsson, director of NSC and professor in applied thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.Related StoriesStudy explores role of iron in over 900 diseasesMaternal proximity to oil and gas areas associated with congenital heart defects in babiesHeart disease is still the number 1 killer in Australia, according to latest figuresIn order to be certain that the images, which – it must be remembered – are calculated in a computer, agree accurately with reality, the researchers asked a dozen patients whether they were willing to remain for a short time after the CT investigation and undergo a further investigation using magnetic resonance imaging.”Most of them agreed to the further investigation, and this means that we have been able to compare the calculated images with reality. The images are nearly identical,” says Anders Persson.Even though only twelve patients took part in the study, the results are so remarkable that an article is being published in the most prestigious scientific journal in the field, Radiology.Tino Ebbers, professor of cardiovascular medicine, is convinced that the technology will be useful.”Magnetic resonance cameras are effective, but they are not available everywhere. The investigation is expensive, patients should not have any metal like pacemakers in their body, and the investigation takes quite some time. Since CT scanning is quick and easy, we can reach completely new patient groups. We can now simulate how the heart is functioning in individual patients,” he says.”We can study the motion of the heart muscle, its physiological condition and its function, while the patient is comfortable at home,” Anders Persson emphasizes.It is no coincidence that LiU researchers present results that require deep knowledge within not only flow patterns and turbulence but also medicine and image processing, using methods that require supercomputers.”This is a good example of how we manage the infrastructure we have at LiU, with magnetic resonance cameras, computer tomographs and supercomputers. We don’t sit in our own isolated rooms: it’s easy to carry out cross-disciplinary research at LiU. However, at the same time it does need people with a foot in both camps, such as Jonas Lantz, since our methods have been taken from medical research, image processing and applied fluid mechanics,” says Matts Karlsson.