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Hardworking landscape.

A lone man in a Komatsu PC390LC-10 hydraulic excavator can do a bunch of damage.

That prominent tree that looks like a toilet brush is in fact a cell phone tower in disguise.

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In downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on May 4th, 2015, a view from the north side of the State Street Bridge, a/k/a the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Bridge.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
TH447 Wrecking—Pictorial works.
TD899.C5885 Construction and demolition debris—Pictorial works.
TJ1355 Excavating machines—Pictorial works.
TK5103.2 Cell phone systems—Equipment and supplies—Pictorial works.
F159.H3 Harrisburg (Pa.)—Pictorial works.

Julianne Hough Flashes Engagement Ring on the Way to Taylor Swift Concert

Caution: Major bling ahead! Julianne Hough recently got engaged to NHL player Brooks Laich, 32, but it wasn’t until Wednesday night that we caught a glimpse of her massive engagement ring. The 27-year-old has been doing her best to keep the ring under wraps, even hiding her left arm at events and keeping her hands carefully clasped together in paparazzi photos. But you cannot miss the giant diamond in the photo the blond beauty’s hairstylist, Riawna Capri, posted to Instagram showing Hough with her gal pals
上半年全國住宅 開工戶數大減23%

工商時報【記者方明╱台北報導】
房市不佳建商減量經營,搶照風潮不復見,今年上半年全國住宅建照核發件數從去年的6萬6,137戶,到今年只剩5萬6,519戶,總量減少15%;而全國住宅新屋開工戶數更從5萬6,786戶降到4萬3,622戶,驟減23%;若預售市場持續降溫,預期下半年開工戶數恐將持續下探。
根據內政部統計處資料顯示,今年上半年全國住宅建照核發件數,從去年同期最高峰6萬6,137戶,到今年只剩5萬6,519戶,儘管今年7月容積上限新制上路,但建商並沒有因想囤積未來的開發容積而積極搶照,總申請量甚至年減15%,可見建商、地主減量經營趨勢明確。
永慶房產集團經理黃舒衛指出,從六都的住宅建照核發件數觀察,新竹縣、市從去年上半年的4,989戶,腰斬到今年上半年的2,221戶,量縮55%最大,建商心態轉折最為劇烈;另外,高雄市、新北市、台中市也分別減量41%、31%及30%,僅桃園市由7,658戶增加至1萬2,691戶、年增66%。
此外,反映建商實際開發的住宅新屋開工數字,去年上半年全台住宅開工戶數達5萬6,786戶,但今年只剩4萬3,622戶,減量開發的幅度高達23%。
黃舒衛表示,今年上半年以桃園市、新北市變化最大,實際新案開工數分別大減52%及45%,總共少了1.3萬戶,雖然顯示區域性的供過於求的疑慮不會再擴大,但也間接證明買方不買單、建商保守以待,已是不爭的事實。
黃舒衛進一步指出,美國在判斷經濟情勢時,常將「新屋開工」視為重要領先指標,一般來說,新屋開工年增率的上升或下降,往往預先反映經濟狀況榮枯的變化。
今年上半年的開工數大幅滑落,除代表產業面臨調整的挑戰,另一方面,2013、2014年的住宅全年開工數高達9.6萬、10.5萬戶,等這2年高量的新屋紛紛落成後,產生衝擊的不只是大量餘屋所形成的賣壓,還有陡降的產業動能所排擠掉的就業機會,擴延的失業以及內需問題恐怕更值得注意。

Nigeria: Un homme brûlé vif par la foule pour avoir volé de la soupe

FAITS DIVERS - «Ce n'est pas la première fois qu'ils viennent voler dans notre résidence », s’est justifiée la foule… Un homme a été poignardé à plusieurs reprises et brûlé vif par la foule pour avoir volé un pot de soupe dans le sud du Nigeria, ont rapporté lundi les médias locaux. Le cadavre carbonisé de la victime a été laissé devant une école après sa mort dimanche, dans la ville portuaire de Calabar (sud-est), précise le quotidien national nigérian ThisDay. Attiré par l'odeur de la soupe réchauffée Selon le journal, la victime faisait partie d'un groupe de trois hommes ayant suivi, à l'aube, l'odeur de la soupe réchauffée jusqu'à la cuisine d'une résidence privée. Ils se sont emparés du pot de soupe et ont tenté de prendre la fuite, mais ont été poursuivis par les voisins, alertés par les cris d'une des femmes qui se trouvait aux fourneaux. La foule a rattrapé l'homme qui portait la soupe et l'a attaqué à la machette avant de le brûler. « Ce n'est pas la première fois qu'ils viennent voler dans notre résidence. La semaine dernière, ils ont enlevé la batterie de la voiture d'un voisin », a déclaré un habitant de la zone aux médias locaux. Les activités d'autodéfense, sujet controversé au Nigéria La police a condamné le meurtre, selon ThisDay, qui cite un policier déclarant que « tout suspect est présumé innocent jusqu'à preuve contraire ». Les activités d'autodéfense sont un sujet controversé au Nigeria, qui a créé des milices anti-crime dans le Sud au début des années 2000 pour soutenir la police nigériane, débordée. Des gangs de civils servent depuis comme hommes de main politiques, entraînant des avertissements de groupes de défense des droits de l'Homme, mettant en garde contre les dangers de la vindicte populaire. En 2001, une milice d'autodéfense soutenue par l'Etat, les Bakassi Boys, a exécuté 36 voleurs présumés dans l'Etat d'Anambra (sud). (…) Lire la suite sur 20minutes.fr

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İspanyol basınına göre La Liganın ilk haftasında cezası nedeni ile Valencia forması giyemeyen Sofiane Feghouli'yi Fenerbahçe'nin gizlice İstanbul'a getirdiği ileri sürüldü.

In Google limelight, XYZ CEO rules out sale

By Noor Zainab Hussain
(Reuters) - Daniel Negari could not be clearer - his company is not for sale.
XYZ.com LLC’s founder and CEO Negari says he was literally shaking with excitement when he read Google Inc’s announcement that .xyz would host the website of the tech giant’s new company, Alphabet Inc.
“I walked over to my team and said this is the biggest thing that could have ever happened to us. I read the message again because it was so surreal,” Negari said.
The 29-year-old entrepreneur, who has offices in Beverly Hills and Las Vegas, told Reuters on Monday that XYZ had seen a very large increase in interest for strategic investments as well as total buyout after Google unveiled its new face.
Negari, however, insists that his company is not for sale.
“I believe I was put on the earth to do .xyz, and to bring it to the market. My work is nowhere near done,” Negari said.
He added that the company had seen interest from large technology players amongst others.
The young CEO, who paid the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) $185,000 to apply for .xyz, told Reuters that while an initial public offering could not be ruled out, the company did not have any immediate plans for it.
Google’s validation of the .xyz domain has helped the number of domains the company registers grow many fold, ICANN’S youngest registry operator Negari said.
While the company normally registers 3,000 domains a day on average, 30,000 .xyz domains were registered in the week of Google’s announcement.
“This (Google’s announcement) raises the profile to a level that all the marketing and advertising we do all over the world couldn’t have taken us to,” Negari said.
XYZ also owns .college and .rent and plans to launch domains such as .security, .protection, .theatre, .car, .cars and .auto by the end of this year.

(Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Editing by Don Sebastian)

Premier, Inc.'s Cloud-Based ERP Capabilities Score the Highest in Healthcare for Adaptability and Functionality, According to KLAS

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Premier, Inc.’s (PINC) cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution has received the highest scores in healthcare for adaptability, functionality, and supply chain and financial management, according to leading research firm KLAS.

In the recent KLAS report, Is Cloud Disrupting Stagnant ERP Market?: ERP Performance 2015, healthcare organizations from across the country evaluated ERP vendor performance and ranked Premier the highest for combining strong cloud technology with collaborative development, as well as quickly implementing user suggestions in beneficial, easily installed upgrades.

Powered by the PremierConnect® performance improvement platform, Premier’s ERP capabilities were recently introduced in its PremierConnect Supply Chain solution. Incorporating capabilities from Aperek, acquired by Premier last year, PremierConnect Supply Chain is a comprehensive, cloud-based procure-to-pay and supply chain analytics suite. Users integrate, monitor and manage supply chain and financial work streams across a broad network of acute and non-acute care facilities to synchronize and standardize the procurement process.

KLAS notes that Premier “leads the pack” in providing mature and intuitive analytics and reporting capabilities in its report. It also points out that although Premier delivers an extremely user-friendly system with robust functionality and healthcare-specific capabilities to drive costs down, the addition of budgeting analytics would be an opportunity for further enhancement.

Understanding the market need for budgeting capabilities, Premier announced that it acquired Healthcare Insights, LLC last week, ranked number one as the KLAS category leader in budgeting analytics for the past four years. Premier plans to integrate this technology into its existing ERP and labor solutions.

“A proof point to our leadership in adaptability, Healthcare Insights’ capabilities create a more complete solution that brings additional value to health systems,” said Keith J. Figlioli, senior vice president, healthcare informatics, Premier. “To address emerging market needs, health systems need confidence that their data is integrated and standardized so they can make the right decisions quickly. We provide a flexible and economical ERP solution with speedy implementation, and we handle all technical and advisory needs, so as health systems expand, they can easily and rapidly extend these capabilities.”

PremierConnect Supply Chain enables data-driven purchasing and operational decisions across hospitals, health systems and growing integrated care delivery networks alike. Its interoperable functionality allows it to easily communicate with other technologies, including electronic health records (EHRs).

Since the launch of PremierConnect Supply Chain in March 2015, nearly 20 health systems have adopted one or more of its capabilities, including Baystate Health of Springfield, Mass, which has a total of 1,002 beds across five facilities.

“Providers are finding that they need real-time, comprehensive supply chain data to drive quick, holistic decisions,” said Michael J. Alkire, chief operating officer, Premier. “Health systems across the country are using PremierConnect Supply Chain to integrate daily work streams, improve outcomes and reduce costs across all sites of care.”

About Premier, Inc.

Premier, Inc. (PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,400 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Foursquare and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.

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ENTREVISTA-Cuba no se moverá "ni un milímetro" para calmar a sus enemigos en EEUU

LA HABANA (Reuters) - La principal negociadora cubana en las conversaciones con Washington dijo el viernes a Reuters que las decisiones internas de Cuba nunca van a estar en una agenda de diálogo con Estados Unidos.
“Las decisiones de carácter interno no son negociables y nunca van a estar en una agenda de conversación con Estados Unidos para negociar”, dijo Josefina Vidal, jefa de la delegación de Cuba que negoció el restablecimiento formal de las relaciones diplomáticas, en una entrevista exclusiva a Reuters.
Vidal participó en la reapertura de la embajada cubana en Washington el pasado 20 de julio y estuvo presente en el acto del viernes en La Habana en el que volvió a izarse la bandera estadounidense en la sede diplomática del país norteamericano.
El secretario de Estado estadounidense, John Kerry, dijo el viernes en La Habana que era improbable que el Congreso de Estados Unidos levantara un embargo económico sobre Cuba a menos que el gobierno comunista mejore su enfoque de derechos humanos.
“Cuba nunca va a hacer absolutamente nada, ni va a mover un milímetro su posición para tratar de responder a personas que no están buscando ese bienestar entre nuestros países”, dijo Vidal.

(Reporte de Daniel Trotta. Editado en español por Nelson Acosta)

Splendid view of: The “the fifth street parking garage.”

The Worldwide Web isn’t giving up the secret of this parking facility’s Erection Year, so we’re all just going to have to stand here and make guesses. The facility is city-owned. The facility badly dwarfs the tiny traffic signal.

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In downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on May 4th, 2015, at the intersection of North 5th Street and Market Street.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
TL175 Parking garages—United States—Pictorial works.
HD4605 Municipal ownership—United States—Pictorial works.
F159.H3 Harrisburg (Pa.)—Pictorial works.

Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. to Participate in the 2015 InterFace Seniors Housing Southeast Conference

Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. to Participate in the 2015 InterFace Seniors Housing Southeast Conference

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq:SBRA) (Nasdaq:SBRAP) announced today that Talya Nevo-Hacohen, the Company’s Chief Investment Officer, will be participating in and presenting at the 2015 InterFace Seniors Housing Southeast Conference on August 27, 2015. The conference will be held at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq:SBRA) (Nasdaq:SBRAP), a Maryland corporation, operates as a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust (a “REIT”) that, through its subsidiaries, owns and invests in real estate serving the healthcare industry. Sabra leases properties to tenants and operators throughout the United States and Canada.

The Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8563

CONTACT: Investor & Media Inquiries: (949) 679-0410
Source: Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc.

Out here space-wasting, excessive lands.

More lands than necessary have been given over to railroading. I didn’t once see a train during my visit to the sky above this gravel and cinders area. I hate to seem grumpy but.

That building at the upper-center-left with parking on the bottom and offices on top is badly unattractive.

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In downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on May 4th, 2015, a view from the south side of the State Street Bridge, a/k/a the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Bridge.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
TF240 Railroad tracks—United States—Pictorial works.
NA6215 Central business districts—United States—Pictorial works.
F159.H3 Harrisburg (Pa.)—Pictorial works.

Evening sun lands on an urban woodland, densely packed with plantlife.

But for how many years has the parking lot been a staging area for a project unrelated to parking. It must be nice to be able to thoughtlessly strew one’s belongings far and wide across an area.

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In downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on May 4th, 2015, a view from the south side of the Mulberry Street Bridge.

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Library of Congress classification ideas:
SD143 Forests and forestry—United States—Pictorial works.
QK115 Urban plants—United States—Pictorial works.
TL175 Parking lots—United States—Pictorial works.
TK4188 Exterior lighting—Pictorial works.
TH7970.L35 Lampposts—Pictorial works.
TH900 Construction equipment—Pictorial works.
TH9732 Wire fencing—Pictorial works.
F159.H3 Harrisburg (Pa.)—Pictorial works.

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