UN agencies team up with Israel Jordan Palestinian Authority to fight fruit

United Nations agencies are helping scientists, politicians and farmers from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority in their fight against the Mediterranean fruit fly, one of the world’s most destructive agricultural pests.The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which works with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on this initiative, termed it a peaceful ‘no fly’ zone.Sterilized male flies are brought in through a military checkpoint between Israel and Jordan in the Arava Valley. The 7 million flies are then transported to the Dead Sea on “the only plane authorized to tick-tack between the two countries in this region where military ‘no-fly zones’ typically rule,” the IAEA noted in a news release.Twice a week, Steve Carrigan becomes the friendly “fly bomber,” releasing swarms of sterile male flies by air to overrun the Mediterranean Basin´s shared Valley. The “Medflies” are commercially bred for birth control; their mating yields no offspring. If left to multiply in the wild, Medflies would wreak havoc on citrus and other fruit, quickly turning crops into infested mush.“We´re using a pest to fight a pest,” said Jordan’s Minister of Agriculture, Mostafa Qrunfleh. “Together with partners, we’re winning,” he added of the project, which has received support from the IAEA and FAO since the mid-1990s.For the region’s agricultural leaders, the success of the Medfly project feeds hopes. “As much as this may sound remarkable, the Medfly acts as a bridge to peace,” Israel’s Minister of Agriculture, Shalom Simhon, said. “We’re working together to protect our shared region.”The IAEA and FAO first helped to set up pilot projects and supply sterile male Medflies to Israel and Jordan in 1998, four years after the two countries signed a peace treaty and related cooperation agreements. The Palestinian Authority joined the partnership one year later, and now has the capacity to adopt the technology. The IAEA funded the partnership for many years, as did the United States, including a four-year, $2.5 million grant. 6 April 2007United Nations agencies are helping scientists, politicians and farmers from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority in their fight against the Mediterranean fruit fly, one of the world’s most destructive agricultural pests. read more

Sri Lankan refugees demand disbursement of monthly assistance

Every month, the family head was given assistance of Indian Rs. 1,000, children above 12 years were given Indian Rs. 750 and children less than 12 years were given Indian Rs. 400. Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu are demanding that the monthly assistance given to each refugee family at a camp in Valayapatti in Paramathi be given to them.The refugees say the monthly assistance was not given for the past two months, The Hindu newspaper reported. Over 2,000 refugees living in the camp for many years staged a protest over their demand. But it was said that they were not given the assistance for the past two months.When the camp inspector visited the camp on Monday, members questioned him on the non-receipt of the assistance. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Wholesale sales up 14 per cent in October StatsCan

Wholesale sales up 1.4 per cent in October: StatsCan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 18, 2013 6:45 am MDT OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose 1.4 per cent to $50.5 billion in October following two months of weak growth.October’s growth was much stronger than expected, with analysts caliing for an increase of 0.3 per cent.StatsCan says higher sales were reported in five of seven subsectors, representing over 70 per cent of wholesale sales.It says the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector led the growth in October, rising 5.6 per cent to $11.2 billion.This was the largest monthly growth for the subsector since September 2003.Sales in the motor vehicle and parts subsector decreased 1.4 per cent in October after three consecutive monthly gains.Higher sales were recorded in eight provinces, with Alberta, Quebec and Ontario responsible for most of the gains. read more

MINI launches See Inside Manufacturing involvement by announcing Imperial College RD collaboration

MINI UK’s Oxford manufacturing facility recently welcomed Professor Lord Robert Winston and colleagues from Imperial College London as part of a developing relationship between the two organisations to find laboratory apprentices for the plant.Each year the applications for places in business, engineering and maintenance based apprenticeships at the MINI Plant are oversubscribed. However, the specific calibre of apprentice required in the laboratory has been difficult to find. Candidates will focus on chemistry process technology, which includes chemical analysis, paint, adhesives and corrosion as well as material science.Science and Society Professor, Lord Winston said, “The need for better connections between education and industry has never been more important. I am very excited that we are forging a collaboration between the MINI Plant and Imperial College, which will lead to more school children realising how they can contribute to the UK’s manufacturing base.”Speaking on behalf of the Lab, Oliver Wilmore commented, “We hope that Lord Winston and his team will provide the ‘missing link’ and help us to secure the right capability and mindset for future apprenticeships in the lab.”The visit by Lord Winston represents the start of the second year of See Inside Manufacturing involvement for MINI’s UK manufacturing sites. The government-industry initiative underlines the importance of the automotive sector to the UK economy and its attractiveness as a sector offering exciting career opportunities.To find out more about how UK automotive is participating in government’s See Inside Manufacturing initiative through June, click here.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Football Tate Martell will not transfer views himself as Ohio States future

PASADENA, Calif. — Redshirt freshman quarterback Tate Martell remembers the quarterback room when offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day first arrived, the four quarterbacks Ohio State had on its roster to choose from: J.T. Barrett, Joe Burrow, Dwayne Haskins and himself. After Barrett left, Martell used both Haskins and Burrow as examples, saying the latter spent one summer with LSU and became its starting quarterback for the 2018 season after his development with the Buckeyes. “It just kind of shows what we had and still have in our quarterback room,” Martell said. Martell believes, like the other three quarterbacks in that particular room, no matter whether it was for Ohio State or not, it’s his turn to add to the legacy of that room after his two seasons of development. Martell said Sunday he will not transfer from Ohio State, even with rumors swirling around the Buckeyes obtaining former five-star quarterback Justin Fields, who announced he would transfer after his first season at Georgia. Day, the incoming Ohio State head coach, would not confirm the speculation, saying the interest level to play at Ohio State, with the help of the performances Haskins has had this season, is as high as he thinks it has ever been. But, to put it simply, Martell is not scared of losing the starting job to Fields. “Why would I leave for someone who hasn’t put in a single second into this program?” Martell said. “I put two years of literally working my ass off into something that I have been waiting for and dreaming of having my whole life. To just run away from somebody who hasn’t put a single second into workouts anything like that and doesn’t know what the program is all about, there’s not a chance.” Martell is not naive. If Haskins departs, there will be one spot in the Ohio State quarterback room for the taking, one alongside Martell, freshman Matthew Baldwin and junior Chris Chugunov. But Martell also knows what situation that particular quarterback, whether its Fields or now, is coming into. “Somebody has to come in and it’s going to take awhile for them to learn the offense. I’m just telling you, it’s not easy. It doesn’t matter where you came from or what you’ve done,” Martell said. “Coach Day brings an NFL-level playbook to our offense and it’s difficult. It’s not something that you can just walk in and three months in, you think that, ‘I’m rolling now.’ It’s not that easy, I promise you.” Many thought, with Martell’s resume coming into Ohio State, starting three seasons at quarterback for Bishop Gorman, going 15-0 as the Gatorade National Player of the Year as a senior, that it would be easy for him to leave, eager to get on the field at the collegiate level as quickly as possible. Martell is that competitor, saying that he wants to get on the field, to show what he can do with the Ohio State offense. However, he said his want and drive to play quarterback for Ohio State, to play for his teammates overpowered all of that. “There’s been times where I’ve had to look at it like how long am I actually going to sit here and wait around before I go and get my chance, but at the end of the day, I had to sit there and the reason why I have never left this school after everything I have done and all the work that I have put in is because I love my teammates,” Martell said. “My whole team knows that. That’s why I am still here at this point because there are probably a ton of other schools I could be staring for right now, just look like what Joe did.” Day understands what Martell has gone through this season, but that he has taken advantage of the opportunities he has been given. “I think he’s been very good. I think he understands the game plan like he always does.” Day said. “It’s hard when you’re not playing to constantly do a good job preparing. Even though you’re not getting on the field. It can be frustrating at times, but he’s done an excellent job this year.” While Day served as the interim head coach and head coach Urban Meyer was suspended for the first three games of the season, Martell said that was when he began to rotate with the first-team offense, getting some time to mold into what he expects to be next season. And through this, a confidence and a relationship between a quarterback and his position coach continued to grow. “I don’t think there is any doubt that coach Day has a pretty good level of confidence in me,” Martell said. “Coach Day knows what I can do and has seen how far I have come. he has a lot of confidence in me and I have obviously a ton of trust in him. He’s a great coach.” Day’s philosophy as an offensive coordinator and as an incoming head coach has been to match the identity of the offense of the offense with the best qualities of the personnel of the players utilized. Expecting to be at the helm of this offense, Martell said he does not expect much to be changed, saying a lot of the aspects of the passing game and the zone read will remain like it was with Haskins. Martell was actually pleased with the run-pass option Ohio State ran with Haskins, something he said he had been able to grow from. “We are reading the linebackers this year which I was actually really happy about because that’s one thing I had to work on which I have gotten really good at now is the R.P.O. blocking up front, throwing off a backer, which I have gotten really good at just through this year because that’s what we have done with Dwayne,” Martell said. “Now I feel comfortable doing pretty much anything in our offense.” The zone-read offense and run-pass option is something Martell said he has been comfortable with, something that comes naturally: To use his athleticism to go and make plays, something he said will return to the Ohio State offense. Martell has shown that in some cases this season, playing in three of the first four games for Ohio State, completing all 10 of his pass attempts against Rutgers on Sept. 8 for 121 yards, adding 95 yards on the ground and scoring two touchdowns. But, even with glimpses of what Martell could do, he thinks opponents have not scratched the surface of what he has the potential to do. “Just going in there, running a couple plays and not really having the ability to show everything that I want, it’s difficult that I had to do that. But I told coach Day and coach Meyer that I would do anything for this team. I told them that in the middle of the year, I said, ‘Whatever this team needs, I’ll go do it,’” Martell said. “But now, at this point, when I go out there, I am going to go out there and put on a show.” Martell has viewed himself as an underdog his entire life, but he has significant goals for himself while at Ohio State. At this point, none of them are for individual stardom: it’s winning games, it’s a national championship. Those are the goals Ohio State has as well. For the team to get to that point, Martell feels like he should be behind center, not Fields. And if Haskins leaves, that’s what he thinks will happen. “I will,” Martell said when asked if he will be the starting quarterback next fall. “I am 100 percent sure on that.” read more

Gold Mine Cost Report – second quarter 2010 – shows stability

first_imgThe September 2010 issue of the Gold Mine Cost Report, published by ABN AMRO Bank and VM Group Haliburton Mineral Services, examines the changes in gold mine production cash costs in Q2 2010. This issue shows how growth in average gold mining cash costs slowed to 1.8%, to $558/oz, which was the smallest quarter-on-quarter increase since Q1 09. On a year-on-year basis, the average cash cost for gold mines escalated by 18.4%, from $471/oz in Q2 09, down from 21% in Q1 10 vs. Q1 09. This slowdown in cash costs marks a modest improvement in operating efficiencies in South Africa, Oceania and North America, which offset advances in Latin America and elsewhere. However, South African gold mine production remains much more expensive per ounce of gold than anywhere else, with upper 9th decile costs at $927/oz. This is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future.The Gold Mine Cost Report is open-access and available directly from the VM Group at www.virtualmetals.co.uklast_img read more

New RFID transponder with large memory and a mobile handheld reader

first_imgSiemens is expanding its RFID product range, Simatic RF600, with new transponders that have considerably greater memory capacities and a compact mobile read/write device. With a capacity of 4 KB, the new UHF RFID data carriers, RF622T and RF622L, enable large volumes of data to be stored on tagged objects as well as facilitating rapid access to them. They are therefore ideally suited to use in distributed configurations for example in the fields of production control, asset management and intra-logistics. Siemens is also launching the new mobile handheld reader, Simatic RF650M. This enables reliable identification of a large number of transponders at a range of up to 3 m. The device is specially designed for logistics and service applications.The FRAM memory technology (ferroelectric random access memory) of the Simatic RF622T and RF622L transponders enables high-speed writing as well as an unlimited number of write cycles. Simatic RF622L is a cost-efficient smart label which is ideally suited to the permanent identification of products. It can be individually printed from a roll, for example with plain text or additional optical codes. In contrast, the robust and hardened RF622T transponder has been designed for fixing to pallets or containers. It can be attached to metal surfaces with the optional spacer. The dimensions of the RF622T transponder are 120 x 30 x 6.5 mm, and those of the RF622L smart label are 90 x 18 x 0.5 mm. With a range of up to 3 m, both offer long reading distances.The handheld reader, Simatic RF650M, features a colour touch display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, a rugged keypad and a large trigger button. These ensure reliable and user-friendly operation. To save space, users can fold down the RFID antenna. The device dimensions of only 147 x 60 x 39 mm mean it can easily be carried in a pocket and its low weight of only 235 g, including the rechargeable battery, allows fatigue-free use over long periods. The battery has a life of up to nine hours, ensuring that the device is supplied with power for at least the length of one shift. Users can also create their own applications for the device based on the Microsoft Windows Embedded operating system. For servicing work, the supplied RFID software can also be used for reading and writing from and to transponders. This means that transponders are easy to read or reprogram for test purposes, during maintenance work for example.The Simatic RF600 range is particularly suited to identification applications in production and logistics in which cost-effective data carriers with a long range are required. Siemens also presented a new reader generation as an expansion to the Simatic RF600 family in October 2014.last_img read more

Defendants How Much are Taxpayers Paying for Prosecutions Media Operation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Jan 2016 – Daily press releases. A website where their accusations are posted on a daily basis. A global media relations campaign. These are things that generally cost tens of thousands of dollars a month. And, it’s exactly what the prosecution is doing in support of their case. To that end, the defendants in the high profile TCI probe and trial are publicly presenting a few questions to the mystery group running this public affairs campaign on behalf of the prosecution.“I’d like to know how much this is costing, which taxpayers are paying for it and who is running this operation to make unproven allegations against the defendants in the press?” asked Michael Misick.“If we’re committed to a free and fair process, why are both sides not given an equal number of resources in which to pursue public relations? This, along with the fact that the defendants are denied a basic right to trial by jury are two examples of how the state is stacking the deck against the defense,” concluded Misick.McAllister “Piper” Hanchell concurs, “I’d also like to know who is running this website and if the tax dollars of Turks & Caicos Islanders are being used to finance a media smear campaign against the defendants? We all want a fair trial, but, when we don’t have access to a jury and the state uses taxpayer money to fund a PR blitz against us, you wonder if justice will really be served?” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:McAllister “Piper” Hanchell, tax payerslast_img read more

Man in custody after stabbing in Costco parking lot

first_img March 23, 2018 CARLSBAD (KUSI) — A man was taken into police custody Friday after stabbing an acquaintance in a Costco parking lot.At approximately 2:47 p.m., officers from the Carlsbad Police Department responded to the parking lot of the Costco, located at 951 Palomar Airport Road regarding the report of a stabbing.Upon arrival, Officers found the victim in serious condition with multiple stab wounds.The suspect, identified as Charles Higgins, a 62-year-old male, fled the scene prior to police arrival. The Carlsbad Police Department located Higgins in Temecula where he was taken into custody, with the assistance of Murrieta PD, the Border Patrol and the Riverside Sheriff’s Department.The victim and suspect are known to each other and this is not a random act. There are no outstanding suspects.The Carlsbad Police Department Investigations Division responded and is continuing the investigation. Man in custody after stabbing in Costco parking lot KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 23, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

DJ Khaled Donates Clothing To Benefit Education

first_img Bid On DJ Khaled’s Clothing For Charity dj-khaled-donates-clothing-benefit-education Twitter Facebook News Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 17, 2016 – 1:41 pm DJ Khaled Shares Snapchat Tips With Tyler Oakley GRAMMY-nominated DJ/rapper puts up items from his personal wardrobe up for bid to benefit education initiativesRenée FabianGRAMMYs Aug 23, 2017 – 1:12 pm Channel your inner DJ Khaled — or baby Asahd — for a good cause. DJ Khaled Donates Clothing To Benefit Education GRAMMY-nominated DJ Khaled is selling more than 250 pieces from his personal wardrobe for charity, and you can pick up an item (or more) for your own closet through retail and resale app Poshmark.A portion of the proceeds raised from DJ Khaled’s clothing auction will benefit his Win More Music campaign with the nonprofit organization Get Schooled, which aims to increase high school graduation rates and promote college success. The initiative also provides students interested in careers in entertainment the opportunity to win music studios and production equipment for their schools.Items up for bid include everyday items such as sweatpants and sweat suits, cargo pants, leather bombers, jackets, and shirts. You can also fill up your closet with high-end one-of-a-kind pieces such as DJ Khaled’s pink sateen or light blue sateen suits designed by Terrell Jones and 5001 Flavors. And for your infant, don’t forget to take a look at the Gucci blue two-piece infant suit Asahd wore.So purchase your clothing items to dress for success, DJ Khaled-style, and help students in need do the same.Britney Spears Donates To Louisiana School Flood Relieflast_img read more

Lawsuit Student Told Her Skin was too Dark to Perform

first_imgBy The Associated PressOVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A Black student has filed a lawsuit against a Kansas school district alleging she was prevented from performing with her high school’s dance team after being told her skin was “too dark” and would clash with the color of the team’s costumes.Camille Sturdivant also alleges she was subjected to racial discrimination and ostracized after she complained about how she was treated in the Blue Valley School District, The Kansas City Star reported.Sturdivant graduated in May 2018 from Blue Valley Northwest High School, where she was one of two Black students on the 14-member Dazzlers dance team. The lawsuit alleges the team’s choreographer made the comments about her dark skin in 2017, and that the team’s coach was fired because of racial comments she made about Sturdivant in text messages with the choreographer.The Blue Valley school district released a statement Wednesday confirming that Sturdivant showed the principal the text messages and that the coach’s employment ended the next day.The district didn’t specifically address other allegations in the lawsuit, but said: “The District expects staff to treat all students with respect at all times, and any report that this expectation has not been fulfilled is taken very seriously.”Sturdivant alleges she saw text messages between the two when she was given the coach’s phone to play music for the team. The texts discussed how Sturdivant had been named to the Golden Girls dance team at the University of Missouri for the next year, with the coach and choreographer expressing distaste for the decision. The coach also used an expletive when saying she believed Sturdivant was chosen because she was Black, according to the lawsuit.Sturdivant showed the texts to her parents, who showed them to the school’s principal, Amy Pressly. The coach was fired the next day. The lawsuit alleges the coach was also told she could not be on school property or have contact with Sturdivant or any other member of the dance team, but that she was seen at the school and with members of the dance team several times.Sturdivant alleges her family was told the team banquet paid for by parents was canceled, but that she later learned the fired coach and all the other dancers ate together on the County Club Plaza on the same date as the canceled banquet.All the members of the dance team except Sturdivant and the other Black member wore ribbons during their last performance with their former coach’s initials, CL. The two Black team members also were excluded from team photos taken after the event on school property, according to the lawsuit.Along with the school district, the lawsuit also names Pressly, the parent of another dancer on the team and a teacher.Sturdivant is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.___Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.comlast_img read more

Nintendo US server hacked over the weekend

first_imgSony’s online operations are currently on their knees in the face or repeated hacks. But it looks like hackers may be getting a little board with just targeting one gaming giant as Nintendo has now also been the victim of a server hack.The hack occurred over the weekend on one of Nintendo’s U.S. servers. The company confirmed the hack had occurred, but that no user information had been taken.The group that carried out the hack is LulzSec who also performed a serious breach of Sony Pictures’ server last week uncovering a million user accounts. However, LulzSec has insisted via Twitter that Nintendo is not a new target and they just got a config file.The hack came a day before Nintendo releases the first patch for the 3DS handheld which will introduce an eShop, web browser, and free Pokedex for life and free Excitebike downloadable game for a month.Read more at WSJMatthew’s OpinionAs soon as the PSN hack occurred, and the extent of the data theft was realized, both Microsoft and Nintendo should have been reviewing their online security. Did Nintendo do that, or has it just been left as is?The fact LulzSec only got a config file off the server suggests Nintendo is better setup than Sony ever was. However, LulzSec also stated they aren’t targeting Nintendo, so there could be holes there that haven’t been explored and taken advantage of yet.As a gamer I hope we don’t see another PSN-style hack on another console simply because I want to be able to use the online services on each of my machines. At the same time, I appreciate these attempts to hack the system as ultimately it just makes them more secure as fixes are forced to be implemented.last_img read more

Indemnity bonds for better road maintenance

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to ensure better maintenance of roads, agencies that will carry out work like laying of cables or pipelines will have to get engaged into an indemnity bond.An order has been passed for indemnity bond for use of the land of the PWD for laying of optical fibre cable and pipelines. It is learnt that the department has prepared standard format of indemnity bond for use of the land of PWD for carrying the same work.Sources said the agency that will undertake the work will have to “indemnify against all damages and claims, if any, due to digging of trenches for laying of cables or pipelines”. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt may be mentioned that the issue related to roads getting damaged within a short period of time for carrying out work like laying of cables and pipelines had cropped in a recent administrative review meeting when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was heading different districts.She had directed to take necessary steps so that roads do not get damaged within a short period of time for such reasons.It may be mentioned that the state government invest a huge amount of money for strengthening and repairing roads. After the change of guard in the state in 2011, the Mamata Banerjee government has ensured smooth roads even in the remotest part of the state in the past six-and-a-half-year.Even 3,300 km roads under the jurisdiction of Zila Parishads have also been taken up by the state PWD for its strengthening and widening. Besides construction of the roads, the state government also needs to invest a large amount of money for maintenance of the same. So, in a bid to ensure better maintenance of the roads, the PWD has taken the step.last_img read more

Update Truck and cargo destroyed in fire

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! A truck caught fire today (October 12) on the road towards Van Reenen, near the biltong shop.It is believed that the driver braked hard and due to intense heat caused by the friction, the tyres caught alight.The driver was unharmed, as he was able to get out of the vehicle before the fire spread.The truck was carrying copper and everything was destroyed in the blaze.The flames were extinguished and the fast lane has been opened again.Please proceed with caution when approaching the biltong shop, as the truck is in front of the shop.N3TC, RTI, Public Safety, Ladysmith Fire Department and towing services were on scene.last_img read more

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first_img Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field. Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019 iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the angiography suite that… read more May 24, 2010 – The legendary rock band DEVO will help celebrate the extension of a digital radiography (DR) product line. The band will return to their recording studios to sing specially-written lyrics to the tune of the band’s famous 1980 “Whip It” song. The song will be dedicated to the new FDR D-EVO portable flat panel detector by Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. The medical imaging and informatics company will also have access to select images of the band that include the red energy dome hats they wore, as well as to digital footage of the popular DEVO “Whip It” video. The portable flat panel detector is designed for a seamless retrofit into existing analog radiographic rooms. It is 6 pounds, and measures 14 x 17 inches. The product features a detachable cord, which may reduce the potential hazards of a tethered cord. Fuji will highlight the FDR D-EVO at the upcoming Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2010 Annual Meeting, held June 3-6 in Minneapolis, Minn.For more information: www.fujimed.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more 360 Photos | Angiography | May 17, 2019 360 View Inside a Cath/EP Lab at Baylor Heart Hospital This is a view inside one of the 11 cath labs at … read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | April 04, 2019 Omega Medical Imaging Launches AI-enabled FluoroShield for Radiation Reduction The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Omega Medical Imaging 510(k) clearance to offer their artificial… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more Related Content News | May 24, 2010 DEVO to Whip It to New DR Line News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019 Philips and Microsoft Showcase Augmented Reality for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies Philips will unveil a new mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft that the company says is designed for… read more DEVO to sing special version on \”Whip It\” to promote Fuji’s FDR D-EVO portable flat panel detector. News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 04, 2019 Aidoc Announces CE Mark for AI-based Pulmonary Embolism Workflow Tool Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solution provider Aidoc announced the commercial release of its CE-marked… read more Technology | Mobile C-Arms | February 18, 2019 Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform Philips announced the launch of Philips Zenition, its new mobile C-arm imaging platform. Mobile C-arms are X-ray… read morelast_img read more

French strikes cause railway chaos and flight cancellations

first_img Share By: Angela Charlton & Masha MacPhersonSource: The Associated Press French strikes cause railway chaos and flight cancellations PARIS — A major French railway strike brought the country’s famed high-speed trains to a halt Tuesday, leaving passengers stranded or scrambling for other options – and posing the biggest test so far for President Emmanuel Macron’s economic strategy.The SNCF national rail authority said only about 12 per cent of trains are running Tuesday, in the first of a series of strikes that are set to last three months. Traffic was also disrupted on Eurostar lines to Britain as well as trains to Germany, though most were running as usual.There was further disruption in the air, with Air France cancelling a quarter of its flights Tuesday amid a strike over pay.And there were strikes or demonstrations in other sectors. Students, for example, are blocking campuses to protest plans to allow selection in state universities, while garbage collectors are on strike to protest worsening working conditions.All in all, it’s one of the worst days of industrial strife seen in France since Macron was elected president nearly a year ago. Macron has made reforming France’s economy a central plank of his presidency. Many of his plans, particularly to the labour market, are meeting with increasing opposition, particularly from France’s unions.More news: Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?The most visible problems on Tuesday were on the railway, where SNCF said 77% of train drivers were on strike. The total proportion of rail workers on strike – including employees in trains and on the ground – is 33.9%, the company detailed in a statement.Passengers are ditching railways, hitching rides on traffic-clogged roads and sharing travel tips online. At the Gare de Lyon station in eastern Paris, platforms were so packed that commuters spilled over onto the tracks as they waited for elusive trains.“Really this is catastrophic. Something needs to be done. We are the victims. We haven’t done anything. We need to get to work like everyone else,” said 56-year-old commuter Aziza Fleris.“I was really positive this morning, but now – you should have seen what happened on the train. Some people felt unwell, women were crying. Children. This isn’t normal.”Rail workers are protesting plans to eliminate a special status that they’ve enjoyed for decades. The “cheminot” status effectively guarantees jobs for life and other benefits, in keeping with the image of France’s railways as an essential pillar of the country’s infrastructure and its public services.More news: Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalMacron’s government says that’s no longer tenable, because today’s globalized and increasingly automated economy favours more flexible workforces. In addition, with European Union rules requiring all member states to open up government-run railways to competition, the government argues that the special status puts SNCF at a disadvantage compared to potential private competitors. Commuters were angry at the overall situation but not necessarily taking sides. SNCF has been warning travellers for several days to postpone their trips.center_img Tags: France, Travel Alert Tuesday, April 3, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

January to August fiscal deficit within bailout targets

first_imgCYPRUS’ fiscal deficit in the first eight months of the year was 2.05 per cent of GDP, finance ministry figures showed, down from 3.03 per cent in the same period last year.Figures released on Monday showed that between January and August, Cyprus registered a primary surplus (excludes interest payments on outstanding debt) of €103.8 million, which is well-within the target set out by the bailout fiscal adjustment programme.The programme provides for a primary deficit of €395 million throughout 2013.Cyprus’ fiscal deficit for the first eight months dropped to €336.4 million compared with €541.38 million in 2012.Total revenues for January to August declined by 0.33 per cent or €6.06 billion compared with €6.07 billion in the corresponding period of 2012.Public expenditure dropped by 5.22 per cent to €4.41 billion from €4.66 billion in January – April 2012.Tax revenues also declined by 4.82 per cent — down to €3.40 billion compared with €3.57 billion in the first eight months of 2012.Direct tax revenues increased by 3.2 per cent to €1.30 billion from €1.26 billion in January – August 2012.Revenues from indirect taxes such as VAT declined by 7.89 per cent to €1.5 billion compared with €1.63 2012.Current expenditure for January – August 2013 fell 3.65 per cent to €4.31 billion compared with €4.48 billion in 2012, whereas the wage-bill dropped 6.29 per cent to €1.11 billion from €1.19 billion in the corresponding period of 2012. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTruthfinderEnter Any Name, Wait These Seconds, See Instant ResultsTruthfinderUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Discovery of hydrocarbons should not be a cause of friction

first_imgPRESIDENT Nicos Anastasiades called on all those involved in peaceful efforts to resolve the Cyprus problem and respect the principles and values of the United Nations and the EU would contribute, through decisive actions, to end the violation of Cyprus` sovereign rights by Turkey.Addressing an event at the presidential palace to mark UN Day, Anastasiades said that he would be really happy if in his speech he could talk about progress achieved at the UN-led negotiations instead of having to talk about violations of the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus by Turkey.He reiterated that he was compelled to suspend his participation in the negotiations on the Cyprus problem after Turkey violated the island’s EEZ thus instead of making progress the negotiations had taken a step backwards.He also expressed hope that Turkey would realise that it was in the interest of the Turkish Cypriots and neighbouring countries as well as peace in general, to end the violations and to move forward in solving the Cyprus problem as soon as possible.Anastasiades said that “the discovery of hydrocarbons should never be the cause of friction or conflict. On the contrary, it could be the cause of cooperation and prosperity of the people in Cyprus as a whole.”Hydrocarbons belong to the state and after a solution is found the benefits will be enjoyed by all the legal residents of the country.“We have no reason to deny Turkey from being among the buyers,” he said.Anastasiades thanked the UN for the role it had undertaken under the Good Offices Mission of the UN Secretary General in its efforts to help Cypriots find a solution “a role that hopefully soon will not be necessary” he said.“I wish for the day that the principles of the United Nations will dominate the relations of states and nations and that mankind will experience in practice the objectives of those who created the United Nations Organisation,” he added.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoWalk In Tubs | Search AdsSearch Walk In Tubs Rowland HeightsWalk In Tubs | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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