Matthews promises more transparency

Deputy premier of Ontario Deb Matthews announced the government will be reintroducing a bill that will make government spending more transparent.Matthews says one of the first steps will be appointing a patient ombudsman to focus on quality improvement in the health care system.“I think it’s a really big step forward. I think that having someone to review decisions of hospitals, long-term homes and community care … This is opening up patient focus and improvement in health care. I’m really excited about having the patient voice heard,” said Matthews.Matthews says openness and transparency are crucial so that government services are efficient and taxpayers’ dollars are spent wisely. The Liberals will introduce their budget next week. read more

UN health agency calls for urgent action to fight drugresistant TB surge

“TB drug resistance is an urgent public health issue for countries from the former Soviet Union,” the Director of the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) Stop TB Department, Mario Raviglione, said. “It is in the interest of every country to support rapid scale-up of TB control if we are to overcome MDR-TB.” A new report released today confirms geographical concentrations of TB drug resistance across the Commonwealth of Independent States. Six out of the top 10 global hotspots are Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, parts of the Russian Federation and Uzbekistan, with drug resistance in new patients as high as 14 per cent. China, Ecuador, Israel and South Africa are also identified as key areas. WHO’s leading infectious disease experts estimate there are 300,000 new cases per year of MDR-TB worldwide. New evidence proves that drug resistant strains are becoming more intractable, and unresponsive to current treatments, with 79 per cent of MDR-TB cases classified as “super strains” resistant to at least three of the four main drugs used to cure TB.Resistant to the two most commonly used medicines, Isoniazid and Rifampicin, MDR-TB – without costly interventions – is untreatable and in most cases fatal. Though curing normal TB is cheap and effective – a six-month course of medicines costs $10 – treating MDR-TB is 100 times more expensive, according to WHO. Even then a cure is not guaranteed. With no effective vaccine, everyone is vulnerable to infection simply by breathing in a droplet carrying a virulent drug resistant strain. The report “the most effective strategy to prevent the emergence of drug resistance is through implementation of the DOTS” – the internationally agreed treatment strategy designed to ensure patients take their medicines properly. It has proven effective in preventing drug resistance. Highest prevalence of MDR-TB coincides with one of the world’s fastest growing HIV infection rates in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Recently the UN Development Programme (UNDP) reported there are more than 1.5 million people with the virus in the region, compared to just 30 000 in 1995. People whose immune systems are compromised with HIV are highly susceptible to contracting all forms of TB. read more

Dr Vincent Adams is new head of EPA

Dr. Vincent Adams, an energy expert and scientist, has been appointed Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), effective today (Monday), October 1, the Department of Public Information (DPI) has reported.Head, Department of Environment, Ndibi Schwiers during a formal introduction of the new EPA head today, said that Dr. Adams will begin the process of transforming the EPA into a leading entity on the frontline of green, sustainable and inclusive development in the country. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEPA wants funding to test air qualityJune 6, 2019In “Environment”$4M contract signed for development of EPA enforcement regulationsAugust 20, 2013In “Local News”Ban on Styrofoam crucial for green development – EPADecember 3, 2015In “Business” read more

MCA accuses Australian Government of misrepresenting resource tax

first_imgA statement by Minerals Council of Australia CEO, Mitch Hooke, says “the government is continuing to misrepresent the minerals industry’s contribution to Australia in making its case for the proposed 40% super tax on mining. It is grossly misleading for the Government to claim that the effective tax rates paid by wholly Australian and foreign multinational mining companies is only 17% and 13% respectively. It is also entirely at odds with the government’s previous statements acknowledging much higher effective rates, and the analysis of respected economists and market analysts.“In its response to the Henry Review, the government said the Australian minerals industry paid only 17% tax –  days later this was revised to 27%. In reality, minerals companies are currently paying around 43% (depending on current state royalty rates) and after the ‘super tax’ it will be 57% – the highest in the world.“Why does the government continue to resort to spin to justify its new super tax? Surely if the government’s proposal has merit it does need to resort to misleading and inaccurate representations of the minerals resources industry’s contribution to Australia’s economic and social welfare.“To make its claim, the government is relying on a small 2009 American study, which was not commissioned as part of the Henry Review as the government implies. For the record, the real story on effective tax rates after the new super tax is:The effective company tax rate on so called “super profits” will be 57%The total tax burden according to Citigroup is 58% – 18% higher than our nearest competitor the USA and more than double Canada’s 23%The founder of Access Economics Geoff Carmody, in assessing the tax rate paid by investors in the minerals industry, says “the average Australian tax share of super profits is probably 60-65% or more…and foreign investors will pay up to 80% or more”.last_img read more

Iodine Chiles SQM reports record sales

first_imgRoskill reports that SQM has stated that it has regained market share in the iodine and derivatives market to over 35% following record sales volume of 12,700 t compared to 10,200 t in 2016. Average prices were around $20/kg or around 12% lower compared to 2016 but showed a slight improvement of 5% in second half of the year. SQM expects price to continue to rise into 2018 when average prices will be slightly higher than in 2017.In 2017, SQM began work on expanding iodine capacity at its Nueva Victoria facility and by the end of the year reported an effective total capacity of 11,000 t/y. The company expects to complete its expansion program during the second half of 2018 when total effective capacity will rise to 14,000 t/y.last_img read more

Chrome OS evolved from CR48 to Samsung Series 5

first_imgThe Samsung Chromebook offers a pair of USB ports, an SD card slot, a SIM slot, and outputs for audio and video. The 3.5mm jack is pretty standard, but the mini display out comes with an adapter to allow you to connect to a normal VGA out device. despite having not only more ports but better access to the existing ports, the Samsung Chrombook is about a third thinner then the Cr-48. The keyboard feel very similar to the Cr-48, but the sensitivity  and control of the trackpad is leaps and bounds above what the Cr-48 had to offer. The hinge holding Samsungs razor thin screen to the base feels incredibly solid, and allows you to open and close the lid with a single finger. Unlike the Cr-48, the battery in not user-replaceable, yet the average battery life is only slightly better at 10 hours.The Samsung Chromebook comes with 16GB of onboard storage and 2GB of RAM, allowing for some basic offline storage that can be expanded by the MicroSD slot. Combined with a 1.66ghz Atom processor, it’s certainly not the fastest machine out there, but is still a significant increase over its predecessor. The internal microphone and 1M HD webcam make video chatting with someone over Google Talk or Google Hangout a smooth experience, generating a comparable experience to most built-in webcams.Chrome OS – All grown up?We’ve covered the evolution of Chrome OS pretty extensively here at From the initial iteration on the Cr-48 up to the latest version for the Samsung Chromebook, there have been significant strides in functionality and overall usability. Coupled with a boost in hardware, Chrome OS on the Samsung Chromebook handles all of your daily browsing tasks with ease. Streaming video through services like Hulu are now perfectly enjoyable, while more advanced users who operate multiple tabs across multiple windows will still find Chrome OS flexible enough to handle their needs. Anything that can be done in a modern browser can be done in Chrome OS, with a single exception. Silverlight. Microsoft’s “Flash killer” might not have been the runaway hit they had hoped, but it still drives many popular sited today, including Netflix.At Google I/O we were told that Netflix support was “arriving soon” for Chromebooks, and yet even today if you attempt to play a video, you are presented with a very targeted error explaining that Netflix for Chromebooks is not yet available. Now, I have enjoyed my Chromebook experience since day one, but to lack the same functionality as a Nintendo DS is a pretty serious detriment to its viability as a platform.Still, Chrome OS now comes loaded with all of the basic features you would need outside the browser, like a manageable file system or external device support. As it stands so far, I have yet to stick a mouse or keyboard into this Chromebook that didn’t immediately start working. Then, there’s the Chrome Web Store. It’s been a few months since Peter Vesterbacka of Rovio stepped across the stage and announced that Angry Birds was coming to the Chrome Web Store, alongside some extremely competitive in app pricing models. Since then, the Chrome Web Store has become home to collaboration utilities, photo editors, 3D modeling tools, and much more. The Web Store is growing daily, and adding more and more functionality as it grows.The price or the function, one needs to change. There’s a growing notion among early adopters that Cheomebooks are too expensive at $500. The other side of that is the notion that for $500, it needs to do something more than it does right now. I agree that a glaring omission to Chrome OS right now is a functional Offline Mode. Google Gears has been around for what, 4 years now? Wasn’t the whole point of gears to make services like Docs and Calendar accessible when not connected directly to the internet? These are concepts that Google has battled with in the past, and the fact that it wasn’t addressed early on as a result of those previous “lessons learned” was a warning for some.Chromebooks get compared to tablets a lot when it comes to price. I find the comparison misleading at best. The browsing experience for every mobile device in existence pales in comparison to a fully functional build of Chrome. Additionally, each of the “Top 5 Free” Android apps and three of the 5 top paid apps are either derivatives of websites or function the exact same way on a web browser as they would on a Tablet. Chromebooks have either the same or better battery life then every Tablet I have come across thus far. Closing thought; if you can find a laptop with a full size keyboard, instantly powers on, has 8-10 hours of battery life with a 300 nit screen and a 2 year data plan from Verizon Wireless for under $500, I will concur that the Chromebook is too expensive.ClosingThe Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is a significant improvement on the Cr-48, and is the first of a refreshed class of devices that is being given new purpose thanks to Chrome OS. This is not a machine for the graphic designer or the software engineer. This could be a secondary device for those users, geared more for their leisure than productivity. As for the browser laden, those who are able to exist seamlessly within a browser and don’t even know it, Chrome OS just requires a bit of patience. It’s a new way to think about how you use a computer. The idea that you are tethered to a single device has been something Google has tried to do away with for years now, and Chrombooks are their most ambitious attempt to date. It’s not perfect, and there are some glaring omissions that need to be corrected in order for it to be for the average consumer, but Google has the ability to rapidly deploy those changes and make Chrome OS a real competitor.samsung_chromebook_portssamsung_chromebook_portsSamsung-Chromebook-Series-5samsung-chromebook-140711IMAG0072IMAG0071 When Google first announced Chrome OS, there were a lot of skeptics. Is the browser really all we need anymore? If you’re the right kind of person, sort of. Chrome’s meteoric rise in market share has taught something extremely useful to a company who lives and dies by whether or not you are connected to the Internet. They learned that there are large groups of people out there for whom the computer only has a single job, running a web browser. Sure, IM clients, music players, and maybe one or two other things exist on the computer, but not much else. Google tested this theory with the Cr-48, a reference unit made to test the Chrome OS experience. Google never made this device available to sell, and instead gave away tens of thousands of them to whoever asked. Now, we’re seeing the result of that experiment with Samsung’s Chrome OS device, now dubbed “Chromebook“.In my opinion, the Cr-48 project was crucial to the development of the Chromebook. Chromebooks, you see, are not laptops. They aren’t netbooks, either, which is something I see more often than not. The Chromebook is a reboot of a type of laptop that existed about 17-20 years ago called a subnotebook. Subnotebooks were designed to be less functional then laptops in that they lacked removable storage, but still had the larger screen and full keyboard. This made them much lighter and thinner than laptops of the time. Everyone made them, even Apple. So, In order to attempt to shake the stigma of “its just a netbook”, Google shipped 30,000 of these subnotebooks for free to anyone who asked. Still, the Cr-48 was underpowered, and Chrome OS wasn’t quite ready for primetime yet.So Google waited until day two of Google I/O to drop the news that Samsung and Acer were on board to bring out all new Chromebooks! For the purposes of this review, I am going to compare the Samsung Chromebook to the Cr-48, since it is the only other device in its class on the market. The Chromebook was never given an official price, but the average price they were sold for on eBay was $350, so we’ll go with that as the selling price.Hardwarelast_img read more

BRAC is Not the Answer Hampton Roads Congressional Delegation Insists

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR When it comes to BRAC, the four Virginia congressmen from the southeastern part of the state are in complete agreement — the military does not need another round of base closures.“We are doing everything we can to make sure that BRAC doesn’t occur,” Rep. Rob Wittman (R), chairman of the House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee, said at a forum last week sponsored by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.“And not just because we don’t want a BRAC, because it’s not the right time to even introduce the question,” he said, reported Inside Business.When bases are closed, “you will not get them back,” Wittman said. “And if you do get them back, you will not get them back in the strategic areas that they’re located today.”Rep. Bobby Scott (D) focused his opposition on the harm a base closure inflicts on the host community. “Just the idea of a BRAC inflicts terror on states and localities,” Scott said, reported the Suffolk News-Herald. “When you talk about a BRAC, you hurt localities,” he said.Rep. Scott Rigell (R) echoed another of Scott’s arguments, that the cost savings generated by base closures are minimal.The extensive closure costs associated with closing military installations “really negates any of the savings you might think we would see from that. … We just need to get our budget situation right,” Rigell said.But at the same time the Hampton Roads region promotes its military assets, its leaders need to diversify the region’s economy, Rigell said. Local efforts to consider the potential of developing offshore oil and gas reserves are a step in that direction, he said.last_img read more

Alaskan fishermen arent the only ones noticing the rise of Atlantic halibut

first_imgPacific halibut on the F/V Vigor. (Photo courtesy Rudy Gustafson)As prices and demand for Pacific halibut have fallen in Alaska, commercial fishermen say a new Canadian competitor is to blame. Since 2012, Canadian imports of fresh Atlantic halibut have grown roughly 60 percent.Listen nowHistorically, Atlantic halibut has not competed with its close relative on the West Coast since New England and Canadian fishermen overfished stocks in the late 1880s. But as the catch continues to grow north of the border, fishermen in New England are working towards restarting a fishery in U.S. waters.That could have a serious impact on Alaska’s halibut industry.Atlantic halibut seems to have been on the tip of the commercial fishing industry’s tongue in Alaska as imports from Canada continue to carve out a significant slice of the New England fresh halibut market.Prices on the docks in Alaska have fallen about $2 per pound, and there’s a surplus of halibut in the freezer from last year that isn’t selling.Doug Bowen works with Alaska Boats and Permits, a vessel and fishing permit broker in Homer. Bowen and others in the industry say both are a result of Pacific halibut losing out to Canadian fish.“So it’s a kind of a new world order in the ex-vessel prices, and it might be something that we’re going to be dealing with for some time,” Bowen explained.But Alaska’s fishing industry is not the only one noticing the growth of the Canadian Atlantic halibut fishery.“A lot of those boats are fishing on the U.S.-Canadian line and having very good results, and it’s been going on for a while,” Mike Russo said, a New England-based commercial fisherman. “Frankly, New England fixed-gear boats are missing out on this opportunity.”Russo has been trying to strum up support for an industry halibut longline survey in U.S. waters.Russo said the Atlantic halibut Canadian fishermen are catching are the same fish U.S. fishermen are seeing more of as they target other species.“Somebody is going to make us prove it, but I believe that’s what would bear out,” Russo said. “Those fish don’t know political lines on a chart.”Information on Atlantic halibut stocks in the U.S. is minimal. There are no extensive abundance surveys, and federal fishery managers don’t actively manage the stock as a commercial fishery. Fishermen are only allowed one fish per trip as bycatch.Chris McGuire works with the Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts, which is trying to collect information on the valuable bottom fish. He’s been working with fish biologists and management officials to see if what U.S. fishermen like Russo are saying is in fact true.“We’re working with commercial fishermen to do biological sampling of halibut to determine age and size at maturity. We’re some DNA sampling from that,” McGuire explained. “In a separate part of that project, we’re doing a little bit of pop-up satellite tagging to figure out where the fish we see off of New England go over the course of a whole year.”McGuire is working with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada to satellite tag the fish. That will help determine whether Atlantic halibut on both sides of the border should be treated as one stock, which is how Pacific halibut are managed by the International Pacific Halibut Commission.Richard McBride is a fisheries biologist with NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Office. McBride teamed up with McGuire and New England fishermen to collect biological samples from the halibut they’re catching.“I mean if we’re really to manage them as a renewable resource, we want fish to spawn at least once in a quality way and maybe have the potential to spawn more than once,” McBride said. “That’s the kind of thing that really accelerates the rebuilding.”All of this fervor around Atlantic halibut could be another significant blow to Alaska fishermen and fish buyers, who have historically controlled the market on the East Coast. But both McBride and McGuire say it could be another five to 10 years before U.S. fishery managers have enough information to start an Atlantic halibut fishery.Still, those in the Alaskan fishing industry like Andy Wink, a fisheries analyst, say depending on how things shake out, a U.S. Atlantic halibut fishery could maintain that new world order the Alaskan fishing industry is currently coping with.“I guess the question there is whether it adds total supply or not – if they essentially get a cut of the Canadian halibut fishery,” Wink said. “It’s a domestic fishery, so it’s much more likely to go domestic, but it doesn’t have nearly the impact as if you’re talking about adding TAC (total allowable catch) onto the Canadian TAC.”If scientists find that Atlantic halibut along the East Coast belong to one stock, setting up an internationally managed fishery in U.S. waters could push the process down the road.Wink said, even if New England Fishermen are able to start fishing in five years, the Alaska fishing industry’s more immediate concern is still the growing number of truckloads filled with Atlantic halibut from Canada.last_img read more

Iran minister tweets well never initiate war

first_imgMohammad Javad ZarifIran’s foreign minister said on Friday that his country will “never initiate a war”, despite facing threats, in reference to a series of US warnings over its testing of missiles.Tehran was “unmoved by threats as we derive security from our people. We’ll never initiate war, but we can only rely on our own means of defense,” Mohammad Javad Zarif said on his official Twitter account.“We will never use our weapons against anyone, except in self-defense. Let us see if any of those who complain can make the same statement,” the Iranian minister wrote.His posts came after US President Donald Trump used his Twitter account to accuse Iran of “playing with fire”.On Thursday, Trump said “nothing is off the table” when a journalist asked him whether military action against Iran was an option.That came only hours after Trump tweeted that he was putting Iran “on notice” following Sunday’s missile test.Iran has confirmed it tested a ballistic missile, but denied that it violated the terms of a UN Security Council resolution on its nuclear programme.It denounced the Trump administration’s warnings as “baseless” and “provocative”.On Friday, Iran’s foreign ministry said it had refused visas for US athletes due to compete in a wrestling tournament in the country in response to Trump’s travel ban on seven mainly Muslim nations.“Considering the policies adopted by the new US administration, the foreign ministry was inevitably forced to refuse travel by the US wrestling team to Iran,” ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency.The team had been due to take part in the event in western Iran on February 16 and 17.Trump signed an executive order a week ago barring entry of all refugees to the US for 120 days, Syrian refugees indefinitely and blocking citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entry for 90 days.The order, which caused mayhem worldwide and has been met with legal challenges, was later clarified to say that green card holders were not targeted by the ban.last_img read more

Honduran leader declares himself election winner

first_imgSalvador Nasralla, the presidential candidate for the Honduran Opposition Alliance against the Dictatorship, pictured here next to his wife Iroshka Elvir de Nasralla, claims to have a strong lead in the country`s general elections, in Tegucigalpa on 26 November, 2017. Photo: AFPHonduran president Juan Orlando Hernandez declared himself the winner of elections before official results were announced — and his top rival did the same.”The result is more than clear: we won this election,” Hernandez told a crowd of supporters who cheered him in the capital Tegucigalpa.Shortly after his announcement, 64-year-old Salvador Nasralla of the leftist Alliance Against the Dictatorship coalition also proclaimed himself to be the winner.The opposition denounces the Constitutional Court’s decision to allow Hernandez to run for re-election, despite a constitutional one-term limit, a move that has also sparked fears of a crisis in the crime-wracked country.An estimated six million people were eligible to vote, electing not just a president but also members of Congress, mayors and members of the Central American parliament.Still “we have observed a quiet process; what we have seen so far has been positive,” said Marisa Matias, a European parliament observer from Portugal, one of some 16,0000 monitors.Hernandez’s conservative National Party — which controls the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government — contends that a 2015 Supreme Court ruling allows his re-election.”Thanks to everyone for strengthening democracy,” Hernandez said on Twitter. “We are leading and we are going to win decisively.”The opposition, though, has denounced his bid, saying the court does not have the power to overrule the 1982 constitution.Hernandez’s main rivals — former TV anchor Nasralla and Luis Zelaya, 50, of the right-leaning Liberal Party — had both said before the vote that they would not recognize a Hernandez victory.”It’s an atypical electoral process with an illegal re-election,” said Zelaya after voting.Nasralla, while visiting voting stations around the capital to rally his supporters, urged them to be vigilant for signs of fraud.”They are out here offering poor people food, roof tiles or cement in exchange for their vote,” he complained.”I tell them that that’s how they are going to stay poor. I am going to create jobs for them.”- ‘Between dictatorship and democracy’ -Hernandez, 49, cast his vote early in his hometown of Gracias, in mountainous western Honduras, accompanied by his daughter and several National Party deputies.”Four more years,” supporters chanted as he arrived. Hernandez told reporters he had been up early, messaging with organizers to be sure the elections would take place smoothly.Honduras, in the heart of the “Northern Triangle” of Central America where gangs and poverty reign, has one of the highest murder rates in the world, though that metric has fallen during Hernandez’s four years in office.What credit he claims from that progress is counterbalanced by tensions from a 2009 coup.That year, then-president Manuel Zelaya was deposed by the armed forces, with backing from the right and from powerful businessmen, for nudging closer to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez.Zelaya — no relation to the Liberal Party candidate — was notably accused of wanting to change the constitution to vie for a second term.The streets of Tegucigalpa were festooned with the main parties’ colors on the weekend, and campaign booths were dotted around to inform voters about the ballots.But some analysts warned the calm was deceptive, and tensions could boil over because of the president’s desire to hold on to power.”For the first time, it’s not a race between conservatives and liberals, but between a dictatorship and democracy,” said Victor Meza, a political analyst at the Honduras Documentation Center.- 16,000 observers -Hernandez’s top rivals in the race accuse the electoral board of preparing poll fraud to declare the incumbent president the victor. The Supreme Electoral Tribunal denies that.”I hope you won’t get discouraged when false information starts going around. We need to stay vigilant,” Nasralla told his supporters on Friday.Marvin Barahona, a political science researcher, said the elections posed the risk of a “new crisis” because of the Supreme Court decision opening the way for Hernandez’s bid.Apart from the presidential election, Sunday balloting will also decide the country’s three vice presidential posts, the 128-seat congress, 20 representatives in the Central American Parliament and the mayors of 298 municipalities.last_img

UAE reopens Damascus embassy

first_imgA man works on the United Arab Emirates embassy emblem during its reopening in Damascus, Syria on 27 December. Photo: ReutersThe United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Damascus Thursday, the latest sign of efforts to bring the Syrian government back into the Arab fold.The UAE broke ties with Syria in February 2012, as the repression of nationwide protests demanding regime change was escalating into a devastating war.Nearly seven years later, the Emirati flag was raised again during a ceremony attended by diplomats and journalists.An acting charge d’affaires has already started working, an Emirati statement said, stressing that the UAE was “keen to put relations back on their normal track”.It said that the resumption of ties aimed to “support the sovereignty and independence of Syria” and face “the dangers of regional interferences”.Rumours of the Emirati embassy reopening had circulated in recent days as renovation work was spotted getting under way at the building.A visit to Damascus by Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir earlier this month had been interpreted by some observers as a sign of regional efforts to end Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s diplomatic isolation.A few hours after the UAE’s announcement, Bahrain signalled its intention to reopen its embassy in Damascus, which has been closed since March 2012.The Gulf state’s foreign ministry said it was “anxious to continue relations” with Syria and wants “to strengthen the Arab role and reactivate it in order to preserve the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and prevent the risk of regional interference in its affairs”.Pariah  no more?Syria was suspended from the Arab League in November 2011, as the death toll was escalating and several regional powers bet on Assad’s demise.The conflict has now killed more than 360,000 people.Assad’s seat at the helm, which he inherited from his father in 2000, appeared to be hanging by a thread until Russia’s 2015 military intervention turned things around.Government forces and allied militia have since steadily regained significant ground. They now firmly control the Damascus region and several key trade routes in the country.The past few days have seen a flurry of diplomatic activity that looks set to continue until the next summit of the Arab League, due in Tunis in March.“Recent discussions on this issue have not yielded a consensus,” Hossam Zaki, the League’s deputy secretary general, told reporters in Cairo on Monday.“This does not rule out a possible change of the Arab position in the future,” he added.Ali Mamluk, Syria’s intelligence chief and a key figure in the Assad regime, travelled to Egypt last week on an official visit.With military operations winding down in several parts of the country and the capital fully secure, Damascus is also working on breaking its physical isolation.Saudi moneyTrade with Jordan resumed in recent weeks after the reopening of a border crossing and Thursday saw the first commercial flight to Tunisia in years.A Cham Wings Airlines jet completed the first flight between the two countries since 2011.“This trip is the reopening of tourism links between Syria and Tunisia,” Moataz Tarbin, the head of the tourism firm that organised the flight, told AFP.It is not yet clear if more Arab countries, several of which were accused by Assad of once supporting jihadists and rebels, will follow in the UAE’s footsteps.The UAE and Bahrain are two of six Gulf Cooperation Council nations that took a tough stance on Damascus in 2012 and eventually recognised an opposition umbrella group as the representative of Syria.Warming up to Assad is seen by some regional powers as a way of luring Syria away from the exclusive regional influence of Iran.“An Arab role in Syria has become even more necessary to face the regional expansionism of Iran and Turkey,” UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Twitter.Tehran has been a staunch supporter of Assad’s government and has expanded its military footprint in Syria throughout the course of the conflict.Last week’s announcement by the White House that US troops would be pulled out also cleared the path for Turkey to muscle in on Kurdish areas in northeastern Syria.US president Donald Trump claimed on Monday that Saudi Arabia, Iran’s regional arch foe, had agreed to finance Syria’s huge reconstruction needs.“Saudi Arabia has now agreed to spend the necessary money needed to help rebuild Syria, instead of the United States,” Trump said on social media.last_img read more

Texas National Guard Starts Sending Guardsmen To The Border

first_img2/6 The @USNationalGuard efforts will include aviation, engineer, surveillance, communications, vehicle maintenance and logistics support. They will support border patrol agents who are performing law enforcement duties.— Dana W. White – DoD (@ChiefPentSpox) April 5, 2018 3/6 We will focus on supporting @CBP priorities, which will determine the timeframe and number of personnel employed.— Dana W. White – DoD (@ChiefPentSpox) April 5, 2018 Share .@DeptofDefense, @DHSgov to work with governors to deploy Guardsmen to southern border— U.S. Army (@USArmy) April 5, 2018 1/6 @POTUS has authorized the @USNationalGuard, in-state status and with the affected governors’ approval, to enhance its support to @CBP along the border.— Dana W. White – DoD (@ChiefPentSpox) April 5, 2018 6/6 We look forward to continuing our partnership with @DHSgov to ensure the defense of this nation and the security of the American people.— Dana W. White – DoD (@ChiefPentSpox) April 5, 2018center_img – / 10The Texas National Guard said Friday night it was already sending Guardsmen to the border, with plans to place 250 troops there in the next 72 hours as an “initial surge,” according to a Guard spokesman.Two helicopters lifted off Friday night from Austin, the state capital, to head south.As the helicopters were taking off Friday in Texas, Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Travis Walters said that the 250 troops going “is what our initial surge is so that we can then very quickly roll in a larger amount of forces as needed.”Walters did not specify where the first round of troops would be stationed.About 100 Guardsmen remain deployed as part of the existing state mission in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, the busiest corridor for unauthorized crossings on the southwest border. A proclamation President Trump issued on Wednesday directing the use of National Guard troops refers to Title 32, a federal law under which Guard members remain under the command and control of their state’s governor.Trump’s proclamation blamed “the lawlessness that continues at our southern border.”The president has suggested he wants to use the military on the border until progress is made on his proposed border wall, which has mostly stalled in Congress.Defense Secretary James Mattis Friday night approved paying for up to 4,000 National Guard personnel from the Pentagon budget through the end of September.A Defense Department memo says the National Guard personnel will not perform law enforcement functions or “interact with migrants or other persons detained” without Mattis’s approval.It said “arming will be limited to circumstances that might require self-defense,” but it did not further define that.After plunging at the start of Trump’s presidency, the numbers of migrants apprehended at the southwest border have started to rise in line with historical trends.The Border Patrol said it caught around 50,000 people in March, more than three times the number in March 2017.That’s erased a decline for which Trump repeatedly took credit.Border apprehensions still remain well below the numbers when Bush and Obama deployed the Guard to the border.News reports of a caravan of Central American migrants passing through southern Mexico also sparked angry tweets from the president.The caravan of largely Central American migrants never intended to reach the U.S. border, according to organizer Irineo Mujica.But Trump has repeatedly cited it as an example of what he called America’s weak immigration laws.Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials have said Guard members could support Border Patrol agents and other law enforcement agencies.DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said this week that guard members could “help look at the technology, the surveillance,” and that the department might ask for fleet mechanics.Federal law restricts the military from carrying out law enforcement duties.From 2006 to 2008, the Guard fixed vehicles, maintained roads, repaired fences and performed ground surveillance. Its second mission in 2010 and 2011 involved more aerial surveillance and intelligence work.***********************************************Posted on April 6, 2018 (5:15 p.m. Central Time)The Texas National Guard said it is preparing to deploy to the U.S.-Mexico border in response to a call from President Donald Trump.The Texas Military Department, the umbrella agency over the Texas’ National Guard branches, said on its Twitter account that it would hold a Friday night news conference on the deployment. Further details were not immediately available.#BREAKING: Texas National Guard prepares to deploy to Texas – Mexico border. Press conference tonight at 6:30 p.m. @ Armed Forces Reserve Center 5102 Emma Browning Ave, Austin, TX 78719. @CNN @FoxNews @CBSNews @ABC @MSNBC @KXAN_News @KVUE @SpecNewsATX @fox7austin— Texas Military Dept (@TXMilitary) April 6, 2018Trump told reporters Thursday that he wants to send between 2,000 and 4,000 National Guard members to the border to help fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking.According to federal data, overall border crossings are at historic lows, despite a recent uptick.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the plan is the same as deploying the national guard during Hurricane Harvey, last year.Attorney General Paxton supports stronger border security in Texas and shares why this is necessary for the safety of Texans on @FoxBusiness.— TX AG’s Office (@TXAG) April 5, 2018Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke said “we should support the border patrol agents … they are trained to patrol the border. U.S. military are not. They are trained to go to war.”Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke on Trump’s plan to deploy National Guard troops to the Mexican border: “We should support the border patrol agents … They are trained to patrol the border. US military are not. They are trained to go to war”— New Day (@NewDay) April 6, 2018That would be lower than the roughly 6,000 National Guard members that former President George W. Bush sent in 2006 during another border security operation, though more than the 1,200 Guard members President Barack Obama sent in 2010.While several governors, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, have welcomed Trump’s call for troops on the border, none have announced specific plans. A spokeswoman for Abbott did not immediately return messages Friday.Department of Homeland Security officials have said Guard members could support Border Patrol agents and other law enforcement agencies. DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said this week that guard members could “help look at the technology, the surveillance,” and that the department might ask for fleet mechanics.From 2006 to 2008, the Guard fixed vehicles, maintained roads, repaired fences and performed ground surveillance. Its second mission in 2010 and 2011 involved more aerial surveillance and intelligence work.Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, now Trump’s energy secretary, also sent about 1,000 Guard members to the border in 2014 in response to a surge in the number of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the Rio Grande, the river that separates the U.S. and Mexico in the state.About 100 Guardsmen remain deployed as part of that existing state mission. 5/6 Between the existing border security support we provide to @DHSgov and the expanded @USNationalGuard presence we’re also pursuing, we will continue to have an important role in securing our nation’s border.— Dana W. White – DoD (@ChiefPentSpox) April 5, 2018 4/6 Effective immediately, we are also establishing a new border security support cell led by Ken Rapuano, ASD for homeland defense and global security. This is a 24/7 cell that will serve as the single conduit for information and coordination between @DeptofDefense and @DHSgov.— Dana W. White – DoD (@ChiefPentSpox) April 5, 2018 Border security is national security. #SecDef Mattis and @DHSgov @SecNielsen are working together to meet @POTUS intent.— Dana W. White – DoD (@ChiefPentSpox) April 5, 2018last_img read more

MIM Software Inc Announces Updates to MIM Encore

first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Technology | Remote Viewing Systems | May 31, 2017 MIM Software Inc. Announces Updates to MIM Encore Nuclear imaging viewer now offers enhanced display management tools, dedicated reports and new dictation software integration Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The vendor-neutral application offers viewing of positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT, PET/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and general nuclear medicine images. Physicians and technologists can streamline the nuclear medicine workflow by viewing and processing images in tandem using this single-platform solution.The update includes various enhancements and new features such as:Enhanced display management tools for quick swapping of a number of follow-up exams;Dedicated reports for tracking each patient’s findings for referrers;A new dictation software integration focused on transferring findings statistics to reports;New contouring tools, and more.MIM Software will be demonstrating MIM Encore at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Annual Meeting, June 10-13 in Denver.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more last_img read more

Taxis protest as lawmakers present bill that could legalize Uber

first_imgHundreds of taxis blocked Second Avenue and the streets surrounding the National Assembly in San José Thursday morning to protest a bill that could legalize Uber in Costa Rica. The “Collaborative Mobility” bill would regulate ride-sharing and ride-hailing services in Costa Rica and would require a 5 percent tax on all transactions, among other rules.During a forum Thursday, the bill’s primary author, Ruling Citizen Action Party lawmaker Franklin Corella, argued that the bill would improve transportation options in urban areas, contribute to the country’s carbon neutrality goal, collect taxes on for-profit ride-hailing services, like Uber, and improve security for drivers and riders alike. The bill has been in the works since September 2015 — soon after Uber went online in Costa Rica.Opponents — namely the phalanxes of taxis blocking traffic — wave away promises of less traffic and entrepreneurship and say the bill is a Trojan Horse to legalize Uber, a service that they say threatens their livelihood.Police turned away taxi drivers who tried to approach the Assembly. Taxis also slowed traffic on Route 32 between San José and Limón. The protests were peaceful.Luis Castro, a taxi driver who did not participate in Thursday’s protest, told The Tico Times that he nevertheless opposes Uber. He said he was frustrated by the government’s inaction to enforce its own assertion that Uber is operating here illegally.“If Uber is illegal, then it’s illegal! They don’t do anything about it!” he said animatedly.Recommended: The ultimate guide to taxis in Costa RicaThe bill proposed by Corella divides ride-sharing services into “open” and “closed.” Uber is the closest thing in Costa Rica today to an “open” ride-hailing service, per the bill’s definition. These platforms would be open to the public, could charge fares or not, and would use private vehicles.“Closed” ride-sharing services would not charge riders and would be limited to employees of private businesses, students of certain education centers, or other limited groups. These services would offer incentives for participation that could include reduced car registration fees, preferential parking or gasoline vouchers, among others.The 5 percent tax on for-profit transactions would go towards a National Fund for Collaborative Mobility. The fund would be divided among municipal road projects (60 percent), development of public transportation technology (20 percent) and the proposed Office of Collaborative Mobility (20 percent), which would be a dependency of the Economy Ministry.The office would manage a registry of ride-sharing and ride-hailing drivers and oversee collaborative transportation programs. The registry would require drivers to provide a criminal record, pay taxes, have insurance that covers the driver and passengers, and receive payment for their services through Costa Rican bank accounts.Vehicles could not be older than 10 years to participate.Taxis can currently circulate up to 16 years. Uber limits its vehicles to no older than five years.Recommended: New bill would OK ride-sharing services beyond Uber in Costa RicaUber started offering services in Costa Rica in August 2015. The government has maintained that the service is not legal under current law but has not taken any meaningful action against the company or its drivers.Uber drivers here now number several thousand, the company says.“We need to start talking about polemic bills like this and not be afraid because people will block the streets,” said National Liberation Party (PLN) lawmaker Ronny Monge, who supports the bill.Monge said he saw taxi drivers in the street Thursday who were informal “pirate taxis” years before and who had demonstrated then to get certified as formal taxis. The lawmaker said he saw no difference between that and Uber drivers getting legal permission to work. “You can’t close the door behind you,” he said. Facebook Comments Related posts:Uber supporters say court case could legalize ride-hailing service in Costa Rica Uber Costa Rica drops fares 20 percent and some drivers aren’t happy Uber rival Cabify coming to Costa Rica Uber gets $200 million for international expansionlast_img read more

Royal Plaza on Scotts wins Asia Pacifics Best Independent Hotel

first_imgRoyal Plaza on Scotts wins Asia Pacific’s Best Independent HotelRoyal Plaza on Scotts wins Asia Pacific’s Best Independent HotelRoyal Plaza on Scotts (RP) is awarded its 10th win as Asia Pacific’s Best Independent Hotel award at the recent 28th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2017.The annual awards ceremony honours the best travel and trade organisations in the Asia-Pacific travel industry for their achievements and contributions. Winners are determined through votes cast by travel industry professionals across the Asia-Pacific region.“This TTG Asia Pacific’s Best Independent Hotel award marks our 10th consecutive award which is an incredible achievement for the hotel. We owe the success to our Chief Experience Officers* (CEOs) as they play key roles in creating a brand with a heart. We will be sharing the joy by celebrating the big win with our CEOs and we look forward to progress with them every step of the way in both their professional and personal capacities, simply because “Happy Staff makes Happy Guests”. We strongly believe that by taking care of our people, they will in turn, take care of the business,” said Patrick Fiat, General Manager and Chief Experience Officer of RP.Royal Plaza on Scotts rolls out a series of events for both its CEOs and guests so that everyone can share the joy! A week-long celebration is held for the CEOs with fun-filled activities such as laser tag, terrarium workshop and massage sessions, and a daily feast whipped up by chefs of award-winning buffet restaurant, Carousel.Doing what the hotel’s CEOs do best, which is to have fun, the CEOs surprised guests with a two-minute flash mob to celebrate the milestone win! Please watch the video in the link below.Link: the guests, Royal Plaza on Scotts is offering ten $10 weekend stays to its Facebook followers to add on to the excitement! The ten rooms are slated to be released on Saturday and Sunday, 7 and 8 October 2017. The booking link will be released on Royal Plaza on Scotts’ official Facebook page, @royalplazasingaporehotel. The $10 weekend stay in a Superior room, worth S$260++, comes with complimentary buffet breakfast for two, high speed Wi-Fi, Nespresso coffee and in-room minibar.An ice-cream giveaway is taking place to sweeten the win! Ice-cream made by Royal Plaza on Scotts’ pastry chefs will be given away on Saturday, 14 October 2017, from 2pm to 4pm. Popular local flavours such as Chendol, Kaya Toast, Coconut and Salted Egg Yolk are selected to thank guests for their support. S$2000 worth of scoops are expected to be given away at the façade of the hotel!*Chief Experience Officers refer to talents of Royal Plaza on Scotts, as every talent plays a key role. Each touch point is significant to the guests’ experiences.Source = Royal Plaza on Scottslast_img read more

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