OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina And he was even more helpless in the fourth, when the Fuel Masters opened up a 17-point lead and practically decided the outcome with a lot of time left.Shooting close to 19 points and handing out 8.5 assists in the first two NLEX victories, Ravena was clearly at his worst against Phoenix and it instantly brought him back to Earth with a loud thud.“I will have to prepare even better for different situations,” he said after shooting 4-for-13 from the field in NLEX’s 95-102 loss. “I have no excuses. I shot poorly and that didn’t help the team at all.”Ravena was processing everything while he talked and, instead of dwelling on how he was made to look just like any other rookie, immediately pointed out that there was a lot of work to be done.“We have a string of tough games ahead, against very strong teams,” the two-time UAAP Most Valuable Player with Ateneo said. “Better get ready for those teams. It will be even harder.”Fans have seen the best and worst of Ravena in just three pro games, and it would be interesting to see how he bounces back.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano seeks NSAs’ commitment MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKiefer Ravena is trying to process the most out of his first loss in the Philippine Basketball Association.“You take the good with the bad,” Ravena said on Sunday night after Phoenix Petroleum clamped down hard on NLEX’s super rookie and held him to just eight points—his lowest in his three-game pro career—that helped doom the Road Warriors to their first loss in the Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “There were a lot of things to be learned tonight,” the 6-foot guard went on as he was met by girlfriend, volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez, just outside the NLEX locker room at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“And the biggest thing there was that I know that you can’t be passive in this league. You just can’t go out there and turn it on when you want it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkRavena said that he tried pacing himself in the first half, knowing that the defense was on him right from the start.But when the going got rough in the third period, Phoenix already had his number and he couldn’t do much about it. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments
B.C. Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell says the government will expand the number of woodlots to create more opportunities for individuals, First Nations and small businesses.Bell says the province will offer up to 75 new woodlot licences over the next three years.That would result in a total of about 900 woodlots operating in the province by 2011.- Advertisement -Bids have been received on three advertised tenures near Campbell River, Fort St. James and Dawson Creek.In 2005, woodlot licensees generated an estimated $183 million in economic activity in B.C. and harvested just over three million cubic metres of timber, the minister says.The woodlot licences combine private land with up to 800 hectares of Crown land on the Coast and 1,200 hectares of Crown land in the Interior.Advertisement
As 12 athletes prepare to take a step to higher competition later in this month, Massy Industries has become the first corporate entity to contribute to the Guyanese lawn tennis team’s trip to Suriname.GLTA President Samuel Barakat, player Vadeanand Resaul, Treasurer Tina Ram and Vice President Cristy Campbell (V Resaul handed over the cheque to GLTA on Massy Industries’ behalf)The 12-member team, along with two coaches, will depart Guyana for Suriname in order to participate in the Cup of Guianas, formerly the Inter-Guiana Games, with Team Guyana being the defending champions.The announcement of Massy’s sponsorship came at the closing ceremony of the fifth annual Bakewell Junior Open tournament. The financial support is to the tune of $50,000 and was handed over to the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) Treasurer, Tina Ram by Vadeanand Resaul on behalf of Massy Industries.While Massy noted that it was happy to exercise its corporate responsibility, the Guyana Tennis Association expressed its gratitude to the company, noting that it was hopeful that Massy was the first of many companies to come on board.The competition will feature four Guyanese (two males, two females) in three categories, namely: Under-12, Under-14 and Under-18. The Guyanese contingent is expected to depart on October 24, 2018 and will be in competition mode from October 24-29, hoping to bring home the overall trophy once again.
TODAY Evening hike, 4 o’clock at the Rocky Peak Trailhead at the end of Rocky Peak Road off Santa Susana Pass. Call (805) 584-4400. MONDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $40, or $20 for 65 and older. Call (805) 379-2378. Power Walking, 8-9 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $30. Call (805) 584-4400. Muscle Sculpting, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Studio Art Workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Open Gym Basketball, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Jazzercise Aerobics, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Alternative Recreation Program: Yoga Club, 6:45-7:45 p.m. at Houghton Park, 4333 Township Ave., Simi Valley. Parents can register and participate with their children. Monthly fee: $24. Call (805) 584-4400. New Hope for breast-cancer survivors, 7-8:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Free. Registration required. Call (805) 527-5360, Option 3. Aqua Fit, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Peggers Cribbage Club, 7 p.m., at Simi Country Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 1550 Rory Lane, Simi Valley. Call (805) 527-8164. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Valley Boots and Slippers Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Fee: $5. Call (805) 583-3055 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. Women’s Anger Management class, 7:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. TUESDAY Family planning clinic, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. For an appointment, call (805) 578-3677. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Rotary of Simi Valley will meet at noon at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way. Call (805) 583-4825. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Bowling, 4-5:30 p.m. at Brunswick Valley Bowl, 5255 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Fee: $5 per week. Call (805) 584-4400. Tuesday Evening Hike, 6:30, meet at the Long Canyon parking lot at Long Canyon Road and Wood Ranch Parkway. Call (805) 529-5581. Story time, 7 p.m. at Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Call (805) 526-1735. Simi Solos Toastmasters will meet, 7:30 p.m., Simi Valley YMCA, 3200 Cochran St. Call (805) 990-4950. Overeaters Anonymous, 8 p.m. at Church of Christ, 1554 Sinaloa Road, Simi Valley. Call (805) 581-4717 or (805) 529-8183. Open Gym Basketball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. WEDNESDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $40/month; 65 and older, $20/month. Call (805) 379-2378. Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley will meet at 7 a.m. at Paul’s Italian Villa, 2585 Cochran St. Call (805) 583-2857. Chair Exercise, 12:30 p.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. CPR Update: Health Care Provider class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Simi Valley Hospital, 2975 N. Sycamore Drive. Call (805) 955-6890. Tot Time story time, 11 a.m. at Borders Books and Music, 2910 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For ages 2-5. Call (805) 526-2800. Calendar events are compiled each week. Items must reach the Daily News one week before the Sunday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be attached for contact purposes. Mail to Simi Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (805) 583-0880. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) have launched a new website and app where statistics relating to health, community, and social matters can be accessed with a few clicks. The tool compares different counties with each others using a heat map. There are a few things that we found about Donegal…Unemployment: Donegal has the highest rate of working age population claiming jobseekers allowance (16.5% of our population)New born babies: Donegal has the heaviest newborns in the country, with the average baby weighing in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces.Obesity: We are the second most obese county, next to Monaghan. The border counties were all high on this one.Cultural diversity: Donegal is one of the least diverse counties, with just 1.9% of the population coming from a non-white ethnic or cultural background compared to North Dublin’s 9.4%. Drugs: We have one of the lowest rates of hospitalisation due to substance abuse, with 11 out of every 100,000 being hospitalised, which is great news compared to Dublin’s rate of 180 per 100,000.Alcohol: Donegal has the lowest rate nationally of hospitalisation due to alcohol abuse, with 798 out of ever 100,000 being hospitalised. The county at the other end of the scale is Westmeath, with 3,718 out of every 100,000 being hospitalised.Lone parents: Donegal scored middling on this one, with 12% of families being lone parent families. Derry, the highest rate on the scale, scored 20%. There are hundreds of different options to go through, and it’s fascinating to see how we stand up against all of the other counties. If you’d like to have a look for yourself, you can visit the IPH website. New health website reveals Donegal has heaviest newborns……! was last modified: August 11th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:alcoholdonegaldrugsiphIrelandobesitystatistics
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Wal-Mart’s more aggressive marketing may already have stolen some business from Target, which warned that sales from stores open at least a year, known as same-store sales, are tracking well below its 4 percent to 6 percent growth forecast for November. Same-store sales are considered a strong indicator of a retailer’s health. Wal-Mart has held to its November sales growth forecast of 3 percent to 5 percent. “Overall, things are changing,” said Gail Lavielle, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman. “We have to be relevant to a broad range of customers. Price is important, but we are also concerned with value. Value is not just price. It is assortment and convenience.” The early positive signs from Wal-Mart are a welcome turn for the retailer, which has been under increasing criticism for how it treats its workers. But Target appears to be unfazed. “We feel we will be absolutely competitive with Wal-Mart and the rest of our competitors,” said Lena Michaud, a Target spokeswoman. “Our marketing is just starting.” Target, whose stores were to open at 6 a.m. today, is reprising one of last year’s marketing gimmicks, a wake-up call to shoppers that they can arrange in advance. This year, it’s also adding tuck-in calls, which customers receive the night before the big shopping day. The slim tunics and velvet blazers on Wal-Mart’s clothing racks this holiday season are more than the latest trendy fashions – they’re a sign that the intense competition between the world’s largest retailer and its upscale discount rival is ratcheting higher. There are other indications that Target Corp. has put pressure on Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Hoping to get customers shopping earlier, Wal-Mart was to open at 5 a.m. today, the official start of the holiday shopping season; that’s an hour earlier than during past holiday seasons. It’s also promising to match competitors’ prices on specific merchandise for the day. “This is the most aggressive Wal-Mart I have seen in 10 years,” said C. Britt Beemer, chairman of America’s Research Group, based in Charleston, S.C. “Target is definitely going to have to be more promotional. It needs to respond.” Wal-Mart stumbled last holiday season when its discounts weren’t big enough to satisfy customers and its stores lacked must-have items including iPod music players. So far this year, it looks like Wal-Mart has gained ground – this time it’s Target that’s been less generous with discounts, charging more on toys than Wal-Mart and Toys ‘R’ Us Inc., according to Sean McGowan, an analyst at Harris Nesbitt. And Wal-Mart began promoting holiday merchandise a week earlier than Target. Target’s early stumble is surprising since the retailer has enjoyed a robust 6.2 percent increase in same-store sales so far this fiscal year, surpassing Wal-Mart’s modest 3.6 percent gain. Target, the No. 2 discounter whose affordable but trendy fashions appeal to a higher-income shopper, has been less vulnerable than Wal-Mart to economic woes such as higher energy prices; Wal-Mart’s core customer is from the lower-income brackets. But Target faces tough competition from Wal-Mart on more than just price. Wal-Mart has sharpened its merchandise selections in hopes of reaching out to its more style-conscious customers who’ll go to Wal-Mart for food and basics, but avoid the fashion and home furnishings departments. One new attraction is Wal-Mart’s new brand called Metro 7, which offers such designs as low-priced velvet jackets and camisole tops. Shoppers will also see more luxurious linens and a broader array of consumer electronics items that includes higher-end plasma TVs and digital cameras. Wal-Mart is using its Web site, walmart.com, which sells exclusive, higher-priced products, to reach out to its more affluent shoppers. At the high end, there are $9,988 diamond rings and $1,200 flat-screen TVs with built-in DVD players, but there are also cutting-edge affordable gadgets like $100 pink cube-shaped MP3 players. Shoppers have noticed the changes. “They’re getting better,” said Maribel Santiago, shopping at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Wallingford, Conn. Still, plenty of consumers still look to Target as the place to get cool merchandise. While Wal-Mart has made improvements in its women’s fashions and electronics selection, its home furnishings and men’s apparel still lack excitement, according to Bob Buchanan, a retail analyst at St. Louis-based A.G. Edwards. “They (Target) represent the fashion and where it is going toward now, more than Wal-Mart,” said shopper Tamara Koch at the Target store in Durham, N.C. Moreover, Wal-Mart struggles with poor customer service and stores, particularly its older ones, that look tired and unkempt. Target’s stores are brighter and easier to shop. Judy Klopp, of New Britain, Conn., said of Target employees, “If you’re looking for something, they’ll take you to the right spot. I can’t stand Wal-Mart. You stand in line too long to check out. It’s not clean at all.” Analysts are also watching to see if ongoing negative publicity about Wal-Mart could turn shoppers away this holiday season. The company has long been criticized for its employment policies, including its wages and health care coverage. Last month, an internal memo, written by a company benefits executive and obtained by an anti-Wal-Mart group called Wal-Mart Watch stirred controversy because it suggested ways to cut soaring medical costs by discouraging unhealthy job applicants. What could make things worse is a scathing documentary called “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices,” which went to a week of screenings in mid-month at 7,000 locations including churches, homes and libraries across the country organized by Wal-Mart critics. Some consumers said the publicity has influenced where they shop. “I never go to Wal-Mart,” said Vivian Naimoli of Meriden, Conn., shopping at a local Target. “I just don’t like their philosophy. They seem to put a lot of small guys out of business.” Wal-Mart had some more bad news recently. According to two union-commissioned university studies, the retailer charged the wrong price to shoppers in California and the Midwest at a rate that exceeds those set by federal guidelines. Wal-Mart is hoping its changing product mix and lower prices will overcome the negative publicity. “We hope if we take care of our customers by giving them the best value in the marketplace, they will continue to come to us as a primary destination,” said Lavielle. “We don’t think they will be disappointed.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A man sustained serious injuries to his head after being struck by a hammer in Letterkenny at the weekend.The man was set upon at around 1am on Sunday morning in the Pearse Road area, close to the Riverside apartments.A man is believed to have been attacked by two males, who used weapons, including a hammer, during the course of the attack. Garda Rafferty asked in a weekly community alert for anyone who lives in the area and who saw or heard anything to make contact with Gardaí at Letterkenny on 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to two serious assaults in Letterkenny in the early hours of Sunday morning.It is not believed that the two are connected.At around 4.30am, a male was set upon at Oldtown Road. The man was waiting on a lift at Lower Main Street when he was approach by a group of makes and one female. He was verbally abused before being attacked at Old Town Road where he received ‘quite a few injuries’, Garda Rafferty said.Again, witnesses are asked to contact Gardaí at Letterkenny on 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.Man injured in Letterkenny hammer attack – two serious assaults at weekend was last modified: April 17th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:assaultGardaiHAMMERletterkennyLetterkenny GardaiOld Town RoadPearse Road
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud#news 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… StatusNetannounced this morning that it will unveil a new service and is deferring accepting new members on StatusNet Cloud Service, the offering it launched last year.StatusNet Cloud Service launched last March with personal, community and private plans that were offered as a SaaS. Initial customers included Motorola Corporation and Canonical Ltd.StatusNet OnDemand is the new service that the company is launching. No date is set. It will be focused on businesses and organizations and is designed for companies to create enterprise networks and connect with colleagues.This is a definite repositioning of a service that is barely a year old. In a blog post, Founder Evan Prodromou says that 45,000 sites were built in the past year for StatusNet Cloud Service. From experience, I know most of these kinds of sites on networks such as these go unused. They are like those abandoned wikis that wilt when not updated. That’s true of sites that get abandoned on a blog network, too.New users may sign up for a sneak-peek invitation to StatusNet OnDemand when it releases. StatusNet Cloud Service sites will remain active and supported. Sites do not have to be moved. People may also choose to manage StatusNet themselves by downloading and putting it on a hosting service.Prodromou says the change means the following:StatusNet is a really smart group of people. If you did not know, identi.ca is the foundation for the open source microblogging service. It was one of the first services to emerge as a focal player in the movement around the real-time Web.Those without a private site on the StatusNet cloud will be invited to try the StatusNet OnDemand product at launch time.The logo, branding, and navigation have changed on the StatusNet site to reflect the new theme of the upcoming StatusNet 1.0.The website is being simplified to help people better understand what StatusNet on Demand is supposed to do.But its strength today is questionable. Identi.ca is under the radar and now StatusNet Cloud Service is not accepting new members. We’ll be watching to see if these guys can get things together and deliver on the promise that the team has. alex williams Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
Sam Rashkin, until very recently the head of Energy Star for Homes, recently published Retooling The US Housing industry, a book of his opinions on, and suggestions of how to improve, the new home industry. The book is a fairly quick read with a great history of housing, and a good analysis of how the U.S. home building industry evolved to its current state.The book starts off with a recap of the financial crisis, and the involvement of the home construction industry in that crisis. While this is not new information to most people in the construction industry, a couple of statistics clarify the depth of our problems: In 2006, housing accounting for 6.2% of GDP; in 2010, that figure dropped to 2.4%, and we are not likely to see a full recovery soon, if ever.One major point with which I agree is that the long-promoted concept that everyone should own a home is no longer valid. Here’s a quote in the book from a 2010 Price Waterhouse study: “Not everybody can afford or should own a home.”History classThere are two separate history lessons in the book. The first covers the expansion of suburban development following WWII, encouraged by FHA and VA mortgage programs, that “discouraged renovation of existing housing stock, multifamily homes, and mixed use buildings.”The second is a timeline of developments in construction, starting with the Egyptians, and moving quickly into a brief recap of several key eras described as:• 1750 – 1850: Birth of a Nation• 1850 – 1920: The Industrial Revolution• 1920 – 1950: The Electric Grid Emerges• 1950 – 1985: Age of Cheap Energy• 1985 – Present: Building Science ArrivesEach of these sections includes descriptions of typical techniques of the era for Foundations, Framing, Materials, Insulation, Windows, Space Conditioning, Plumbing, and Electricity, providing a nice overview of the development of building technologies.Lessons not learnedOne key theme running through the book is best described by this section subtitle: “Key Lessons From Prominent Failures Have Not Been Learned.” In a parallel structure to the historical review sections, key failures and the lessons that should be learned from them in each building component are addressed.These include hardboard siding, urea formaldehyde in insulation, missing window flashing, and polybutylene pipe. This is followed by another review of very specific materials and techniques for each building component that, when employed properly, will lead to high-performance homes.The main takeaway is that builders need to invest in quality design and construction, which will result in high-performance homes. The big question is whether or not home builders will actually be willing to make these investments, or will they simply continue to do the same thing over and over again, make their money, and move on, rarely if ever worrying about how their homes perform over the long term?How long a warranty?Probably the most radical thing proposed in this book is the concept of builders providing a 30-year warranty on their homes. This isn’t quite as far-fetched as it might seem, as this extended warranty will require regular maintenance, quite like car warranties, which, if managed properly, can provide a steady income stream for businesses willing to take on this work.The book wraps up with a section on selling high-performance homes; the section provides a good outline on how to make the case for them to the consumer. I am not, however, hopeful that there will be enough of a market transformation, particularly in our currently troubled economy, to move the home building industry fast enough to make an impact.Thumbs upI found the book a fast read, with enough interesting information to keep me engaged through most of it.I am a little disappointed that our existing housing stock was not addressed at all, but that is clearly outside the scope of this book, and would probably fill a much larger volume. We can only hope that enough home builders will read the book and follow its recommendations as the industry begins to recover.