Imperial Tobacco shocked by Health Canadas proposed package regulations

first_imgOTTAWA – Imperial Tobacco says Health Canada’s proposed plain packaging regulations for cigarettes are confusing and warns it may have to go to court if changes aren’t made.Eric Gagnon, head of corporate and regulatory affairs at Imperial Tobacco Canada, says his organization is “shocked and confused” by the proposed regulations.“There’s a number of provisions that are basically impossible to comply with,” Gagnon said Monday.Health Canada published its draft regulations last week and opened a 75-day consultation period for people to provide written submissions on its proposed changes to cigarette packages, which aim to make them drab, unattractive and unappealing to youth.The proposed measures would also restrict how brand names are displayed and would require all tobacco packages to be the same colour.“We still cannot understand how this government can justify legalizing marijuana while imposing such extreme measures on tobacco products. We feel that the discrepancy is really astonishing,” said Gagnon.One of the regulations Gagnon is taking issue with is a proposal to axe flip-top packaging and return to old-school “slide-and-shell” packs — a change that would take at least two years because of a need to build new machines to retool for a new format.Meanwhile, he said, Health Canada is asking tobacco companies to comply with the new regulations six months after they come into force, a deadline he called “impossible.”According to Health Canada, requiring every pack of cigarettes to have the same shape, size and opening could minimize their appeal to young people. Young adults in Australia, for instance, found wider packs similar to the Canadian slide-and-shell design less appealing than the flip-top version, the agency says.Gagnon said Imperial Tobacco will raise its concerns during the consultation period and hopes they’re considered — otherwise it may have to go to court.“Going to court with the government is never something that we want to do or something we take easily, but if we don’t get heard I think it’s one of the options that we will have to consider.”Peter Luongo, managing director of Rothmans Benson & Hedges, said he’s meeting with officials from the Tobacco Control branch of Health Canada on Tuesday to tell them their timeline is “unrealistic.”Luongo said there are not enough machines to make the new design and to support the market, so the timeline is “extremely tight, if not impossible.”But his company’s primary concern is that Health Canada is prepared to insist plain packaging be applied to all tobacco products.“The packaging will be the same and there are other provisions … that prohibit us from properly communicating the health differences between the products.”Luongo said his organization would like to see anyone who uses nicotine switch to options that are less risky than cigarettes, such as so-called heat-not-burn products.“We would like to get to a smoke-free future in Canada as quickly as possible and we’re just hopeful the regulations will support that vision.”Meanwhile, the proposed regulations have health organizations cheering the federal government.Rob Cunningham, senior policy analyst with the Canadian Cancer Society, called the changes “the best in the world.”The consultations will run until Sept. 6, 2018.last_img read more

Exclusive Press Day access at The Sunday Times Motor Show Live

Evening of 25 May 200417:30 – 21:30 For the first time in its 100-year history, the motor show is allowing corporate access on Press Day. Guests at the first-ever President’s Preview will see the exhibition before the anticipated 600,000 visitors and have a chance to win a car.The President’s Preview, taking place on 25 May 2004 at the NEC, will raise funds for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and BEN, the motor and allied trades benevolent fund. Coventry-based Tod Evans, President of the SMMT, the show’s organiser, said “The Motor Industry and the West Midlands community are inextricably linked. I want local businesses to get behind the event and to help make it a great success.”The Sunday Times Motor Show Live is unlike any previous motor show, ensuring that guests will have an exceptional evening. After looking around the exhibition, guests have a chance to win a car. The evening culminates in a private performance of Motropolis, a futuristic action drama, in the Live Action Arena. Tickets start at £85 + VAT per person, with discounts for multiple bookings. The event is open to corporate guests only.President’s Preview – 25 May 2004 The evening’s programme17:30Guests arrive, champagne receptionGuests look around exhibitionLive performances19:30VIP reception for Gold ticket holders19:45Guests enter the Live Action ArenaCharity raffle20:15“Motropolis” Live Action Arena performance21:00Guests departThis schedule is subject to change For more information contact 020 7663 3821 or e-mail us or download the booking form by clicking on the link below.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

J D Neuhaus – Engineered for Extremes

first_imgWith nearly 270 years of experience in the design and manufacture of high performance handling and lifting equipment, the J D Neuhaus company has updated its logo and slogan to a design which more closely represents their latest products, including new developments, designed for applications in some of the toughest markets and environments. For many years the logo slogan of ‘powered by air’ was fully appropriate for the full range of hoists, cranes and winches. More recently, however, the introduction of hydraulically powered products has been predominant, suitable for the operating conditions in heavy engineering markets such as mining which has its own unique requirements. To do justice to these developments, the logo slogan has been updated to ‘engineered for extremes’.The company feels this is more representative of the current product performance and developments. The new logo also incorporates a modern typeface which is more powerful and vibrant, reflecting the changes in the markets served.JDN products incorporate 100% duty ratings, insensitively to humidity and dust while operating at temperatures from -20°C to +70°C. They are ideally suited for working in hazardous atmospheres and are Ex rated for use in potentially explosive areas. Highly specialised operating conditions have also been accommodated, with hoists currently available for underwater applications (down to 70 m in depth), as well as for operation at arctic temperatures down to -45°C.last_img read more

Takeaway delivery driver very shaken after car is hijacked

first_img 10,681 Views By Órla Ryan Saturday 1 Apr 2017, 3:28 PM Apr 1st 2017, 3:28 PM File photo Image: Shutterstock/Himchenko.E Short URL Share Tweet Email center_img Image: Shutterstock/Himchenko.E 5 Comments File photo Takeaway delivery driver ‘very shaken’ after car is hijacked Two men reportedly pulled him from a black Ford Fiesta before driving off in the car. A TAKEAWAY DELIVERY driver is said to be “very shaken” after his car was hijacked in Belfast last night.The incident happened in the Shankill Road area at around 9.45pm. The driver said he was pulled from his car by two hooded males, thought to be in their late teens or early 20s.They then made off in the car, a black Ford Fiesta. It was later located by police in the Ross Road area and has now been recovered for a forensic examination.Detective Sergeant Michael Hawthorne said: “The delivery driver was obviously left very shaken by this incident and we are keen to identify and locate the culprits responsible.”He urged anyone with information to contact the PSNI by calling 101. People can also get in touch anonymously via the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.Read: Activist shot dead as protesters storm government building in Paraguay Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Pentax présente sa nouvelle gamme dappareils photo numériques vintage découvrez les images

first_imgPentax présente sa nouvelle gamme d’appareils photo numériques vintage, découvrez les imagesPentax vient d’annoncer le lancement prochain de trois nouvelles gammes d’appareils photo numériques, dont deux au look vintage très prononcé.Toujours plus puissants, toujours plus de pixels : aujourd’hui les appareils photo doivent  se surpasser. C’était sans compter sur Pentax qui a préféré, pour une fois, miser sur le look. Les séries Optio I-10 et H90 bénéficient d’un design vintage, qui pourrait bien faire des ravages.Le modèle Optio I-90, disponible en noir et en blanc, reprend les formes du célèbre Pentax Auto 110 lancé en 1978. Bien sûr, l’appareil ne s’inspire que du look de son ancêtre : au niveau de l’électronique, on est au même niveau que les compacts nouvelle génération. Il est en effet doté d’un capteur de 12,1 mégapixels, d’un zoom X5, d’un zoom numérique 6,2X, d’un écran LCD de 2,7 pouces, d’un stabilisateur mécanique, d’un détecteur de visages et de sourires et d’une fonction vidéo. Des caractéristiques tout à fait honorables. Il sera disponible en février 2010 au prix de 199 euros.Pentax lancera par la même occasion l’Optio H90, très “années 70”, notamment pour le modèle orange. Côté technique, il sera semblable au I-10 avec un capteur 12,1 mégapixels, un zoom X5, un écran LCD 2,7 pouces… Cependant il ne sera pas équipé d’un stabilisateur mécanique, d’où son prix moins élevé (149 euros).À lire aussiOlympus dévoile le Tough TG-1 pour des photos en conditions extrêmesEnfin, Pentax mettra en vente un modèle beaucoup moins onéreux (à partir de 79 euros) : le Optio E90. Ce dernier ne bénéficiera donc pas d’un design aussi recherché que les autres et se fondra dans la masse des appareils photo numériques du moment. Il est doté d’un zoom X3, d’un capteur 10,1 mégapixels, d’un écran LCD 2,7 pouces, d’un système de stabilisation, d’un détecteur de sourires ou encore de filtres numériques pour donner une touche d’originalité aux photos, à défaut de faire résider celle-ci dans le look de l’appareil photo. Découvrez ces modèles en images : 27 janvier 2010 à 12:50 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

91yearold Battle Ground artist revisits his unfinished sculptures

first_imgDAYBREAK — James Lee Hansen is finishing things up. He’s not starting any new sculptures these days, he said, but he is striving to complete decades-old pieces that were left undone.Fortunately, the renowned sculptor keeps liking most everything he started, once upon a time. Only rarely, he said, does he find leftovers that he just wants to destroy.Hansen has no taste for waste. His character was forged during a time of extreme scarcity and worldwide destruction, his wife, Jane, pointed out, and his generation became a cohort of “great scroungers, greatly creative and inventive minds. In this time of devastation, they were about making something real. If you did that, people really noticed.” Jane sure noticed; she married two such men. First was Harvey Jack Lucas, a painting conservator and longtime friend of sculptor James Hansen and his first wife, Annie. After Harvey and Annie both died, in the early 1990s, James and Jane paired up. That was in 1994; since then, Jane has devoted herself to her second husband’s life and legacy.“He is a deep guy,” she said. “I didn’t realize just how deep until after I married him.”last_img read more

Russian Tiger Enters Asian Gaming

first_img New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Russia has opened its first casino since its government banned gambling facilities nationwide six years ago. Located in the Primorsky Krai Integrated Entertainment Zone near the far eastern port of Vladivostok, the Tigre de Cristal casino has 500 slot machines and 50 gaming tables. Primorsky Krai is informally known as Primorye.Macanese gaming tycoon Lawrence Ho holds a majority share in the US$500 million project through his company Summit Ascent Holdings. Other stakeholders are Taiwan gaming machine maker Finich Enterprises and Russian construction executive Oleg Drozdov. Drozdov began building the project before Ho bought in, but reduced his stake to 5% in April while under investigation by the authorities on criminal charges reportedly unrelated to the casino venture. Primosrky Krai is one of four regions that will permit licensed gambling in Russia, and all are in border regions to target foreigners. Less than two hours away by plane from South Korea, Japan and northern China, Global Market Advisors, which worked on a feasibility study of Primorsky Krai, reckons its gaming revenue could reach US$5.2 billion in its tenth year. Today that would make it the world’s fourth largest casino market, behind Macau, Las Vegas and Singapore.Summit Ascent plans a second phase for Tigre de Cristal, adding 100 tables and 600 machines. Also in the pipeline for Primorye is a hotel, casino, convention and entertainment complex planned by Hong Kong-listed NagaCorp. This should feature 100 tables and 500 machines, although NagaCorp says the project will not open until 2018, after a major extension to NagaWorld in Phnom Penh.The star of the show at Tigre de Cristal’s opening was a fivemonth- old female Siberian tiger cub, which multiple media reports claimed was heavily sedated. The UK’s Daily Mail went so far as to claim local police had launched an investigation into the treatment of the animal. RelatedPosts Load Morelast_img read more

Rokit Android phones have 3D screens and free health care for under

first_img Rokit IO Light specs ($90) Front and dual rear cameras3G, Dual-SIMAndroid Oreo (Go Edition)Rok Talk with Wi-Fi calling, WhatsApp, Facebook, Bluetooth12 months of family telemedicine, pharmacy savings included. Option to extend/add other Rokit benefitsRadio, MP3 player, GPSRokit IO 3D specs ($170)Front and dual rear camerasAndroid 8.1 Oreo4G, Dual-SIM, UnlockedRok Talk with Wi-Fi calling, WhatsApp, Facebook, Bluetooth12 months of family telemedicine, pharmacy savings included. Option to extend/ add other Rokit benefitsFingerprint sensorNaked eye 3D screenRokit Pro IO 3D specs ($275)Front and dual rear camerasAndroid 8.1 Oreo4G, Dual-SIM, UnlockedRok Talk with Wi-Fi calling, WhatsApp, Facebook, Bluetooth12 months of family telemedicine, pharmacy savings included. Option to extend/ add other Rokit benefitsFingerprint sensorNaked eye 3D screenGyro compassRok Life Services include:International Wi-Fi CallingFamily Telemedicine 24/7/365Pharmacy Savings PlatformFamily Roadside Assistance$100k Accidental Death Insurance$20k Burial InsuranceFamily Legal Services$1m in Identity Theft Insurance$100 Rok Monthly Rewards DollarsCES 2019: All the new, cool gadgets hereSmartphones in 2019: Why your phone will get more expensive Comment Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice CES 2019 1 These two Rokit phones come with 3D video content on board. Rokit Rokit, a new Android phone contender, has blasted into CES 2019 with five phones and a bundle of wide-ranging services that it hopes will pull attention to its startup brand. The surprisingly cheap prices span $35 for the entry-level Rokit One to $275 for the Rokit Pro IO 3D, a phone that includes a no-glasses-required 3D screen, international Wi-Fi calling and a year of free telemedicine consultations.Rokit quietly launched in August, making it one of dozens of startups trying to carve a slice of smartphone sales by dangling tantalizingly low prices and services. Although it’s been many years since CES was a significant stage for phone unveilings, Rokit’s plan to talk up its phones at CES could nab it some attention without being swallowed up in the frenzy of February’s Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest phone show. Rokit is banking on its bundled services to make money and draw in crowds using a freemium model. That is, you’ll receive services like 12 months of free international and domestic Wi‐Fi calling on any phone, plus access to family telemedicine and discounted pharmaceuticals, with the option to add coverage for legal services and insurance. After the freebies run out, you’ll have to pay $10 a month to renew the bundle.  85 Photos All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Tags Medical assistance may be the more useful day-to-day feature, but the 3D content was what gripped me when I saw it with my own eyes. A sizzle reel of different video clips leaped out of the screen. But try to capture that magic through a camera lens or even record it on video, and the 3D images just looked like regular old 2D video. It’s a shame, because I wish I could share that and it just didn’t translate.Founded by John Paul DeJoria, who also co-founded Patron tequila and Paul Mitchell haircare, Rokit is backed by entrepreneurial oomph. But the Rokit name is also a rebrand of Rok Mobile, a now-defunct MVNO that resold Verizon’s service until July. Rok Mobile is no longer listed as a Rok brand, and its website returns a blank page.Rokit One specs ($35)Candybar design2.45-inch displayCamera, 3G/2G, Dual-SIMRok Talk with Wi-Fi calling, WhatsApp, Facebook, Bluetooth10-rokit-phonesThe three Rokit smartphones include telemedicine apps, which connect you to a certified doctor for consultations. Sarah Tew/CNET Radio, MP3 playerRokit F-One specs ($40)Flip phone designCamera, 3G/2G, Dual-SIMRok Talk with Wi-Fi calling, WhatsApp, Facebook, BluetoothRadio, MP3 playerFlashlight 1:19 CES 2019: Cosmo is the fancy keyboarded PDA phone of… Phones CES Productslast_img read more

Machine Crushes Beer Bottles Into Sand to Save New Zealand Beaches

first_img Fiber-Based Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticEven More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beer Stay on target Drink beer, save the environment. That’s the rallying cry of DB Breweries, a New Zealand-based company helping to combat the global sand shortage.The firm, as reported by AdWeek, built a fleet of machines that crush empty glass bottles into a sand substitute, used to save the nation’s “pristine beaches.”Sand is used in everything from construction to pharmaceuticals; a major ingredient of mortar, plaster, concrete, and asphalt, businesses often collect beach sand in bulk. As a result, according to DB, two-thirds of the world’s beaches are retreating.“Amazingly, the answer to the sand shortage could be to drink beer,” the company said in a promotional video (below).The machines—likely for use in bars and restaurants across the island—recycle empties right before your drunken eyes. Push the container through a bottle-shaped hole, then watch as a vacuum system removes silica dust and plastic labels, leaving behind pure glass sand. Each bottle produces 200 grams of powder substitute in about five seconds.DB BreweriesDB Export Beer Bottle Sand will be distributed for roading projects, commercial and residential construction, even golf bunkers. The brewery is currently finalizing a two-year deal with DryMix, New Zealand’s largest producer of bagged concrete, AdWeek reported.DB Breweries“Kiwis, we love our beaches, and we love our beer,” Sean O’Donnell, marketing director at DB Breweries, said in the video. “So wouldn’t it be great if you could have a beer and do something for the environment? I mean, that’s pretty exciting.”Tipplers can look for the “Drink DB Export, save our beaches” label on the neck of local beer bottles—a reminder to salvage the container.“We can’t solve the problem alone, but we knew we could do more to help,” O’Donnell told AdWeek. “We’re proud to launch an initiative that can help us do our bit to protect our beaches for future generations.”This recycling program follows 2015’s successful “Brewtoleum” campaign, in which DB turned leftover yeast from the brewing process into clean-burning, conflict-free biofuel.You can bring recycled flare to your own home too. Why wait?!last_img read more

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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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | January 25, 2013 Study Reveals Gaps in Availability of Radiotherapy Services Across Europe Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications January 25, 2013 — The study finds that in several countries in Western Europe there are too few radiotherapy machines to ensure that cancer patients in need of radiotherapy receive treatment. For instance, in Italy around 16 percent of need is unmet, in Portugal 19 percent, Austria 20 percent and the UK and Germany 21 percent. However, the authors caution that these apparent gaps in treatment supply may be compensated by more efficient organization of radiotherapy provision.Led by Eduardo Rosenblatt from the International Atomic Energy Agency in Austria, the researchers analyzed data from the Directory of Radiotherapy Centers (DIRAC) database, a global registry of radiotherapy facilities, to compare the need for radiotherapy equipment with existing supply based on the number of inhabitants and cancer incidence in 33 European countries.Availability of radiotherapy services varies widely between countries and regions within Europe. Nordic countries, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland are well-equipped with radiotherapy machines to meet the demand for treatment, whilst most countries in eastern and southeastern Europe are insufficiently equipped and have the greatest need to expand and modernize their equipment.On average, the study found that countries have 5.3 teletherapy (the most common form of radiotherapy) machines per million people, but the number ranged from fewer than two per million in Macedonia and Romania to more than eight per million in Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland and Sweden. Overall, 10 countries were found to have an insufficient number of machines to meet estimated need.The findings suggest that fragmentation of radiotherapy services exists in 28 of the 33 countries studied, with Sweden, the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark and Slovenia having a more centralized set-up, operating a high number (between four and 10) of machines in each centre.”The fragmentation in radiotherapy services that prevails in many European countries might affect the economic burden of radiotherapy and its quality,” said the authors, whilst emphasizing that although their results do not prove whether differences in equipment and organization have an effect on cancer outcome, they do warrant further investigation into how to optimize the efficiency of radiotherapy services.Across Europe, cancer is on the rise. Currently, 3.2 million Europeans are diagnosed with cancer every year, with roughly half of those requiring radiotherapy at some point.”Despite being more cost-effective than surgery and chemotherapy for treating cancer, the building and running of a radiotherapy centre requires substantial financial and technical investment, so countries need to plan ahead,” explained Rosenblatt.”Our data should enable governments, European Union bodies and international organizations to see at a glance how adequate the provision of radiotherapy is in each European country. For the first time, it gives countries the ability to plan investment objectively and ensure the building and maintenance of sufficient capacity to meet the ever-increasing demand,” he added.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

In Keylor Navas debut Real Madrid loses 21 in friendly with Fiorentina

first_img Facebook Comments Rica star keeper Keylor Navas allowed as many goals in his Real Madrid debut as he did during the entire World Cup. But he has teammate Xabi Alonso partially to blame for his team’s defensive follies in a 2-1 friendly loss to Italy’s Fiorentina on Saturday.With the start, Navas became the first Tico to play for the world-class European club. The goalie signed with Real Madrid in the offseason following his spectacular World Cup run.Real Madrid struck first — four minutes into the match – on a goal by, who else, Cristiano Ronaldo. But after an ugly turnover by the Spanish midfielder Alonso, Navas had no chance on a perfect header by Fiorentina’s Mario Goméz at the 27th minute.In the second half, Navas got beat by the Fiorentina attack. But Alonso had a chance to bail Navas out. Instead Alonso ended up scoring the game-winner for Fiorentina with his own-goal at the 69th minute., who’s battling Spain national team goalkeeper Iker Casillas for the starting role with Real Madrid, at least had two good-looking saves on the Italian squad. Still, this proved to be a disappointing first match for the Tico.Save No. 1: No. 2: Related posts:It’s Official: Tico goalie Keylor Navas signs with legendary club Real Madrid Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas up for challenge after Madrid move WATCH: Keylor Navas makes his first official save for Real Madrid (then allows his first goal) Keylor Navas breaks Real Madrid record with fourth straight shutoutlast_img read more

The Costs of Keeping Up with Housing Demand

first_imgThe Costs of Keeping Up with Housing Demand in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Construction Spending 2017-10-02 Brianna Gilpin The Census Bureau released its Construction Spending Report Monday morning revealing the data for August 2017. Estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,218.3 billion, construction spending was up 0.5 percent above July’s revised estimate of $1,189.1 billion.According to the release, the first eight months of 2017 had 4.7 percent more construction spending than the same period in 2016, from $769.9 billion to $806.2 billion in 2017.Of the $1,218.3 billion in total spending, $954.8 billion was spent in private construction, which is up 0.4 percent from the July estimate of $950.5 billion. Residential construction was also up 0.4 percent in August 2017 from an estimated $518.6 billion in July to $520.9 billion in August.Concerning how Hurricanes Harvey and Irma affected the construction numbers, the Census Bureau said though data on total construction spending is only available on a national level, the annual estimates of private nonresidential construction spending by state show Florida and Texas together represented approximately 22 percent of U.S. private nonresidential construction spending in 2016.“Response to the Construction Progress Reporting Surveys for August data from the jurisdictions affected by both hurricanes was not significantly lower than normal,” the Census Bureau reported. “Hurricane Harvey impacted construction activity in Texas only for the last week of the month and Hurricane Irma did not have an impact until September.”The Bureau said completely rebuilt projects of structures that have been destroyed by the hurricanes will be included in construction spending figures, but money spent on demolition and cleanup will be excluded. However, for single-family residential construction, 100 percent rebuilds will be counted if the permit is issued as new construction by the permit office.“However, most damaged homes are not completely rebuilt, but are considered repairs, which are not included in these statistics,” the Bureau said.center_img Share October 2, 2017 615 Views last_img read more

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