Nishiyuu walkers head home today

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt was the final opportunity to say farewell.The Nishiyuu walkers that trekked for two months to Ottawa were preparing to head back home Wednesday after arriving Monday.But what they accomplished in their 1,600 kilometre walk has touched thousands.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has the story.last_img

Number of Indigenous youth in Manitoba jails significantly greater than in other

first_imgAshley BrandsonAPTN NewsA report by Manitoba’s advocate for children and youth says that Indigenous youth are overrepresented in the province’s justice system calling it a “persistent legacy of colonization and residential schools.”The report, which was released Thursday, focuses on the use of solitary confinement and pepper spray in youth custody facilities in Manitoba, also sheds light on criminal justice issues facing Indigenous youth.“What we discovered through the course of the two year investigation was extremely concerning, unacceptable and must immediately change,” said Daphne Penrose, Manitoba’s youth advocate.Read the report: Manitoba Advocate for Children and YouthAccording to the report, Indigenous youth in Manitoba are, “16 times more likely to be incarcerated than non-Indigenous youth. This over-representation signals the persistent legacy that colonization and residential schools have had on Indigenous Peoples.”Penrose’s report says that while nationally, Indigenous males make up 47 per cent of the jail population, and Indigenous females make up 60 per cent, in Manitoba the numbers are “significantly greater at 81 per cent and 82 per cent, respectively.”The main findings in the report centred around the use of solitary confinement and pepper spray inside the institutions.The report looked at 1,400 cases of solitary confinement, and 98 incidents where pepper spray was used.According to Penrose, central to this report are the stories of several youth – four out of the six youth are male, five of the six youth are Indigenous and all were under the care of child and family services. Four of the five youth became involved with community disability services during their time in custody or after their release.She said all the youth have “significant vulnerabilities and experienced trauma during childhood. Five out of six were diagnosed with FASD or alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND), and all live with significant mental health issues.”But the report states that Manitoba’s justice department was not able to track the length of stay in solitary confinement for individual youth, how frequently they used it, the reasons for use, or “any trends associated with its use.”“There is a disproportionate number of Indigenous youth and young people living with mental illnesses and cognitive vulnerabilities in the criminal justice system. However, we do not have enough information to determine how often these populations were placed in solitary confinement or subjected to pepper spray in Manitoba youth custody facilities,” said the report.“The Manitoba Advocate of Children and Youth is concerned that this lack of comprehensive and systematic data collection and analysis decreases the ability to ensure accountability and transparency of practices in youth custody facilities.”The report also found that 92 per cent have endured trauma such as physical or sexual abuse prior to custody, 80 per cent have been sexually exploited by adults before entering custody,  between 11 per cent and 22 per cent have FASD, and nearly half of youth have borderline to lower intellectual functioning, with 14 per cent having extremely low functioning (IQ below 70).“Due to complex social, historical, neurobiological, and structural factors, youth who are Indigenous, experienced trauma, and live with mental illness or cognitive vulnerabilities are more likely to enter the justice system,” the report said.Penrose is making six recommendations including ending solitary confinement over 24 hours, using pepper spray only in life-threatening situations, and offering more mental health supports for youth in custody.Manitoba Justice Minister Cliff Cullen said the report is still being reviewed.“Youth and segregation are there because they’re behaviour possess a risk to themselves, to other inmates or staff,” said Cullen.Penrose said the justice department has not responded to her read more

We View Morocco as An Essential Partner in Africa Indian FM

first_imgNew Delhi – Indian foreign minister Salman Khurshid, who will start Thursday a working visit to Rabat as part of an African tour that will take him also to Tunisia and Sudan, said that India “looks with great respect at the changes taking place in Morocco during the reign of King Mohammed VI” and “views Morocco as an essential partner in Africa.”In an interview with MAP, in New Delhi, Khurshid underlined that Morocco “has always been giving support on issues that concern India, on the principle of reciprocity. We would like to strengthen our relations with Morocco in our new partnership strategy, with focus on capacity development, enhancement of trade and investment, as well as forging joint positions on regional and global issues.”He added that Morocco is contributing significantly to India’s food security through export of phosphate and phosphoric acid. “We appreciate Morocco’s support at the multilateral fora, including the United Nations bodies. Morocco has also expressed support for a permanent seat for India in a reformed and expanded UN Security Council. We welcome this,” he went on to say.The Indian top official concluded by saying that the North African region as a whole remains important for India from the political, economic, development and security perspectives.last_img read more

Eurozone unemployment rate falls to decadeplus low

BRUSSELS — Official figures show that unemployment across the 19-member eurozone at its lowest rate since the global financial crisis.Eurostat said Friday that the jobless rate across the bloc fell to 7.8 per cent in January, unchanged from the December rate, which was downwardly revised from the previous 7.9 per cent. The rate is the lowest since October 2008.The agency said 23,000 people left the ranks of the unemployed during the month, taking the total down to 12.85 million.Separately, Eurostat found that inflation edged higher during February as a result of a slight pick-up in energy costs. Consumer prices rose by 1.5 per cent from the year before, against 1.4 per cent in January.The core rate, which strips out volatile items such as energy, fell though, to 1 per cent from 1.1 per cent.The Associated Press read more

Rajant partners with OSIsoft on new IIoT capabilities for minings future

first_imgIndustrial operations looking to embrace the digital transformation, boost productivity and optimise their mobile assets are set to benefit as Rajant Corporation, the exclusive provider of Kinetic Mesh wireless networks, has entered into a partnership with OSIsoft. This partnership will see the two companies collaborate to deliver insight on demand and on the edge bringing new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) capabilities to the industries they serve, including mining. This announcement follows Rajant’s debut at OSIsoft PI World in Barcelona, Spain last month.“I’m very excited about the partnership of OSIsoft and Rajant,” shared Mel Torrie, CEO of Autonomous Solutions, Inc (ASI). “Anyone involved in IIoT should be paying close attention. In our business, we automate vehicles, equipment, and robots; these two companies’ products are key enablers to our company, ASI. We became a Rajant partner many years ago. Its Kinetic Mesh wireless network, in my opinion, is the only true mission-critical wireless network on the market. The more challenging the conditions, the better it shines. We recently started using OSIsoft and its predictive analysis, data visualization, and automation tools are second to none. But your data is only as good as the wireless network that transports it, so for reliable wireless communication, we depend on a Rajant Kinetic Mesh Network to transport OMF data to OSI’s PI Servers. IIoT is the catchphrase for what these two companies have been delivering for a very long time. My motto is, go with what is proven and what works.”Rajant and OSIsoft, a trusted manufacturer of application software for real-time data management, will target mining and other industries to offer a holistic partner ecosystem. This will help organisations to reap the benefits of a digital transformation and build continuous improvement processes using data.OSIsoft’s operational intelligence PI System offering will be working together with Rajant’s industry-leading Kinetic Mesh technology, a unique wireless network that provides fully mobile broadband connectivity which is fail-proof in any application and critical in data-intensive industrial environments. To enable customers to shift from complexity to simplicity, OSIsoft will provide its tailored asset maintenance, management and analytical solutions to address the challenges that businesses often find with high-fidelity asset data In turn, Rajant will seamlessly collect data points from all disparate communication systems and run it through a single pipe, which has autonomous adaptability to continuously self-optimise in response to changing conditions.“Rajant is already well-rooted within an array of sectors that OSIsoft serves, such as mining, and this is demonstrated with many of our Kinetic Mesh® devices being utilised across the globe. Our key strength is the networks’ autonomous adaptability. It can self-optimise routing and many configuration settings, unlike other wireless networks, which have completely static configurations and routes. Add to this, Rajant’s wireless solution provides continuous connectivity even in high-speed, mobile applications. Industries can struggle to manage, maintain and regulate their assets and network while trying to cut costs,” said Gary Anderson, SVP of Rajant. “Our partnership with OSIsoft will completely eradicate any worries of set-up, maintenance, and troubleshooting truly offering the most mission-critical, reliable wireless offering on the market today.”“Mobile equipment is a key enabler to deliver more resilient and efficient supply chain systems, by not only moving these assets from planned to condition maintenance thus increasing availability, but to use that data to feed performance and system optimisation,” said Matt Miller, OSIsoft’s Transportation Industry Principal. “We believe Rajant’s industry-leading Kinetic Mesh® will allow many of these customers to get reliable data from their assets which would otherwise limit the value of that data, due to lack of meaningful network coverage and connectivity to their critical mobile assets. As the industry moves to autonomous operations, it will put even more emphasis on robust network connectivity.”last_img read more

On its centenary these were the five key events of the Russian

first_img St Petersburg, pictured during the 1917 revolution Source: AP/Press Association ImagesRUSSIA THIS YEAR marks the 100th anniversary of the 1917 February and October revolutions that saw the Bolsheviks come to power, dismantling the Tsarist empire and paving the way to the Soviet Union’s creation.Here are five key events of 1917 that left indelible marks on the collective memory of Russia’s people and leaders:Riots eruptDemonstrators angry over the scarcity of food took to the streets of Petrograd, modern-day Saint Petersburg, on 23 February 1917, according to the Julian calendar – or 8 March by the current calendar.Supported by thousands of women and men, the protest quickly transformed into a mass strike that the army was called in to contain.But when the troops began to take the side of the protesters, tsar Nicholas II was forced to make concessions.Nicholas II abdicatesWhile tsar Nicholas II’s poorly equipped troops were busy fighting in World War I, protesters at home demanded bread and condemned the monarchy.The last tsar abdicated on 2 March 1917, or 15 March by the current calendar, as he watched his conflict-torn country spiral into chaos.A provisional government took over shortly after the abdication but was quickly overthrown by the Bolsheviks.The new authorities arrested the ex-tsar and his family and moved them to Siberia and Yekaterinburg in the Urals where the Bolsheviks shot them in 1918 and hid their remains. Lenin, pictured in 1918 Source: AP/Press Association ImagesLenin returnsAfter years of self-imposed exile in western Europe, revolutionary leader Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov – alias Lenin – returned to Russia on 16 April 1917, or 3 April by the current calendar, when he heard news of the abdication.With the help of Germany – with whom Russia was at war at the time – Lenin and other dissidents travelled to Petrograd by crossing Scandinavia by train.Upon his arrival Lenin addressed Bolshevik supporters, denouncing the new provisional government and those calling for reconciliation with the monarchists.A few months later Lenin went into hiding and fled to Finland when Bolshevik organisations were outlawed by the provisional government.Lenin returned to Russia later that year to lead the October revolution.Assault on Winter PalaceOn the night of 25 October 1917 (or 7 November by the current calendar), the Aurora cruiser fired a blank shot at the Winter Palace, signalling the start of an assault on the tsar’s former home and the seat of the provisional government. Tsar Nicholas II and family in 1914 Source: PALed by Lenin, Bolshevik forces took control of Petrograd’s key infrastructure and government buildings before bloodlessly taking the Winter Palace.Soviet propagandists later presented more dramatic reenactments of an event historians say unfolded with nearly no resistance by the government.Today the Winter Palace is home to the Hermitage Museum, which houses more than one million artworks.Lenin’s governmentOn 27 October 1917 (or 9 November by the current calendar), Lenin formed a body known as the Council of People’s Commissars – or “Sovnarkom” – that laid the foundation of the Soviet Union. Future Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and revolutionary Leon Trotsky were council members.Lenin had refused to share power with moderate leftists who had resisted the Bolshevik coup, leading him to create security forces that executed and imprisoned enemies of the regime.Lenin’s government went on to fight a bloody civil war against anti-Bolshevik White Army forces. The Soviet Union was established in 1922 after their defeat.© – AFP, 2017Read: Maimed, killed, recruited as executioners – Violence against children in Syria at its worst in 2016Read: After court acquittal, self-styled vigilante in Bulgaria vows to continue ‘hunting migrants’ Mar 18th 2017, 10:30 AM 15,212 Views By AFP Share Tweet Email2 Saturday 18 Mar 2017, 10:30 AM On its centenary, these were the five key events of the Russian revolution The abdication of Tsar Nicholas II in 1917 led to a Bolshevik revolution, the rise of Lenin and Stalin, and the eventual establishment of the Soviet Union. 43 Comments Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Trump talked tersely with leaders of Mexico Australia

first_imgWASHINGTON — Transcripts of President Donald Trump’s conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia in January offer new details on how the president parried with the leaders over the politics of the border wall and refugee policy — with random asides on such subjects as drug abuse in New Hampshire.The president’s exchanges with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull just a week after the inauguration were widely reported upon at the time. But transcripts published Friday by The Washington Post offer new detail on the new president’s blunt exchanges with the U.S. allies. Two Republicans, Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bob Corker of Tennessee, said the release of the transcripts is a disservice to Trump.In his conversation with Pena Nieto, Trump urges the Mexican president to stop saying his country won’t pay for the wall along the southern U.S. border, and the two agree to stop talking about the subject in public.In the Turnbull conversation, the two leaders discuss a 2016 refugee deal between their nations, under which the Obama administration agreed to accept asylum seekers who had been trying to get to Australia. Turnbull insists to Trump that the deal is still on. Trump complains that the deal makes him look bad and says he had a more pleasant conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.Highlights from the conversations:POLITICS OF THE WALLTrump acknowledges that talk about building a wall at the US-Mexico border is more about image management than economic policy.“Believe it or not, this is the least important thing that we are talking about, but politically this might be the most important talk about,” he said. “But in terms of dollars – or pesos – it is the least important thing.”last_img read more

Hear About the Importance of EarlySeason Insect and Disease Protection in ASAs

first_imgSyngenta Agronomy Service Representative Mike Weiss is featured in this week’s ASA Educational Podcast, the latest of a series sponsored by Syngenta. Weiss talks about the benefits of triple pest protection during the critical early soybean growth stage.“A grower starts each season looking forward to high yields,” Weiss says. “But reaching the soybean’s yield potential requires several favorable conditions as the season begins. Agronomic practices such as choosing the right seed variety, planting early and properly spacing all lay the groundwork for effective growth. However, early-season insects and diseases, as well as nematodes, may impact plant establishment despite these efforts. Worse, these pests can harm developing plants without immediate symptoms, making lower-than-expected soybean yields come as a surprise when treatment is no longer an option.”Take a couple minutes to hear more from this Syngenta expert and listen to this week’s ASA Educational Podcast today!last_img read more

Zarelli plan to cut retirement benefits draws foes

first_imgA Southwest Washington lawmaker’s plan to cut retirement benefits to future state employees received plenty of flak during a public hearing on Thursday.State Sen. Joseph Zarelli, R-Ridgefield, said his bill would save the state $2.3 billion over 25 years.Part of the proposal “frees up money we can use now in our current budget crisis to the tune of $130 million,” Zarelli said during the hearing. The state faces a $1.5 billion budget shortfall.But several union groups showed up on Thursday to oppose the legislation, saying Senate Bill 6378 would discourage people from a career in public service. Public service jobs such as teaching don’t pay as well as jobs in the private sector, but their draw has been stable benefits, opponents of the bill said.“Our system works well, and I don’t see a reason to reform,” said Matt Zuvich of the Washington Federation of State Employees. He added that Washington state’s pension plan is rated one of the top three in the nation.The proposed bill would exclude future teachers, classified school staff, some law enforcement staff, and local and state government employees from the state’s “Plan 2” retirement plan, which guarantees a certain amount of money upon retirement. Instead, these types of state employees hired after July 1 would automatically be enrolled in the state’s “Plan 3,” a hybrid retirement option that in part resembles a 401(k) plan.last_img read more

Australian World Cup squad blunder Josh Hazlewood ignored by selectors

first_imgJosh Hazlewood’s exclusion from Australian World Cup squad is somewhat perplexingReutersDefending champions Australia is going into their title defence at ICC World Cup 2019 with a reasonably talented and capable side. The return of David Warner and Steve Smith adds firepower and quality to the batting line-up. The bowling attack looks good – but for one glaring omission, that of Josh Hazlewood.The tall right-armer has been kept out of the 15-man squad as the selectors preferred the group of seamers already with the ODI team in the last couple of series. Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Jhye Richardson have been retained in the team while Kane Richardson fails to make the cut also.His recordBehrendorff has 7 wickets in 6 matches at an average of over 41. The corresponding stats for Coulter-Nile and Richardson are more appealing. The former has picked up 48 wickets in 27 matches at an average of 26.56 while the latter scalped 24 victims in 12 matches at 26.33.But Hazlewood’s figures are also impressive. He has 72 wickets in 44 matches with an average of 25.15. The most impressive feature of his record is the economy rate – 4. 73 – which is brilliant by today’s standards. What’s more, his ability to extract extra bounce and move the ball both in the air and off the pitch would have come in handy in English conditions, if he was in the squad.Hazlewood’s strength Pat Cummins would be leading the Australian attack in the World CupReutersWhile Starc is going to pitch the ball up and look for his deadly yorkers, Hazlewood could have tested the batsmen’s defence by hitting the middle of the pitch. What’s more, if conditions are overcast, as they often are in England, he would have been the best option for Australia to utilize them. Even on drier pitches, he can make the ball move off the deck. Since most teams today possess batting line-ups which are adept at big-hitting but not so good at seeing out a tough spell, a man like Hazlewood who can bowl a consistent line and length, would have tested out the batsmen’s technique with great severity.In his absence, the leading bowlers would be Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins. In the last World Cup, it was Starc who emerged as the most deadly wicket-taking bowler and played a pivotal role in his team’s success. Cummins has, in recent times, taken over the mantle of strike bowler thanks to his impressive showing on placid pitches in Asia.But with Hazlewood not there, the third pace bowler would be a less-experienced bowler. The opposing teams may decide to attack this third seamer. If this happens, Aaron Finch may well be left ruing the selectors’ decision.Australia’s 15-member squad: Aaron Finch (C), Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampalast_img read more

We Delve Into The Supreme Court Nominee Selection Process

first_img 00:00 /07:46 Listen Tonight (July 9) President Trump will announce his nominee to be the next U.S. Supreme Court justice. The highly-anticipated announcement comes less than two weeks after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement.While we wait to find out who the President’s nominating, we delve into the process itself. How are potential justices nominated and ultimately confirmed? Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with Emily Berman, assistant professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img X Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images/Via NPRPresident Trump listens while Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy speaks during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House. Sharelast_img read more

Analysis The Unfolding Story of The Newest Americans

first_imgBob Daemmrich for The Texas TribuneU.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks about carrying out President Donald Trump’s immigration priorities at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas in Austin on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.Public policy is judged by how it works, not by how it was intended.As a deadline nears for reuniting immigrant families riven at the U.S.-Mexico border, even the stoutest defenders of tough U.S. immigration policy have to be smacking their foreheads at the outcomes of this fiasco.Back in April, the Trump administration, in the person of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announced a tough crackdown on immigration, a “zero tolerance” policy at the country’s southern border intended to grind illegal immigration to a stop.“The situation at our Southwest Border is unacceptable,” he said at the time. “Congress has failed to pass effective legislation that serves the national interest — that closes dangerous loopholes and fully funds a wall along our southern border. As a result, a crisis has erupted at our Southwest Border that necessitates an escalated effort to prosecute those who choose to illegally cross our border.“To those who wish to challenge the Trump Administration’s commitment to public safety, national security, and the rule of law,” he continued, “I warn you: illegally entering this country will not be rewarded, but will instead be met with the full prosecutorial powers of the Department of Justice. To the Department’s prosecutors, I urge you: promoting and enforcing the rule of law is vital to protecting a nation, its borders, and its citizens. You play a critical part in fulfilling these goals, and I thank you for your continued efforts in seeing to it that our laws — and as a result, our nation — are respected.”He did make himself perfectly clear, didn’t he?And you see how it worked out. Tomorrow is a court-ordered deadline (bet you a dollar the government doesn’t finish in time) for reuniting the families that were split as a result of Sessions’ policy.Strict enforcement of immigration law was the intention. Busted families and kids in jail was the result. As it turns out, that result was legally unacceptable to the courts and politically unacceptable to President Donald Trump, who reversed the “zero tolerance” policy with an executive order.Unwinding this mess is slow, painful and would have been unnecessary if the feds had thought things through. If you prosecute immigrants under criminal law, you’re obliged to take away and to protect the children who are with them, just as you would in the arrest of a drunk driver. You’d have to have a system in place that kept track of which kids came in with which adults. You’d want to quickly vet the adults to flag those that maybe shouldn’t be reunited with those children. But in most cases, you wouldn’t want to deport someone before making sure they had their kids back. The planning should also include places for everyone to be fed, sheltered and clothed. Health and education services might be needed.A million things.And the feds obviously didn’t do the prep work before throwing this zero-tolerance machinery into gear.Whether you approve or disapprove of how things turned out, this is what we’re doing. Whether it was the intention or not, it’s how the policy actually works. It’s the result of our actions, and it doesn’t much matter what our intention was.That approve/disapprove part now becomes important: If the policy produces the desired result, you leave it alone. If it produces an undesirable result, you admit the mistake and fix it.Even many Republican base voters — women, to be specific— thought the separations went too far. That made a political reversal necessary. And the courts ordered the families reunited, the process now underway, when the policy was challenged on legal grounds.The numbers aren’t great, but the fix is underway. As of Monday evening, 879 of the remaining separated families had been reunited. Another 538 parents had been cleared — a step toward that many more reunions. But 217 adults were in the “maybe” category, and 917 had been declared “ineligible” for reunion or likely to be so. Half the adults in that last group are no longer in the United States.But the kids are. Think about that. This round began with 2,551 kids still unattached to the adults who were with them when they got to the United States. Let’s say for the purpose of discussion that 1,000 of these minors will remain in the United States when all is said and done. We’re obligated to take care of them, educate them, feed them, all of that. They’re the newest kind of “Dreamers” — kids brought to America by immigrants who entered the country illegally, allowed to chase the American dream in the only country they really know or, in the case of older kids, the only country where they’ve still got adult guardians.That’s how the policy so carefully laid out by the attorney general actually worked, whatever the administration’s intentions: a politically forceful presentation, an ill-considered policy, a disastrous legal and political fiasco, and about 1,000 new Americans, making their way in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Sharelast_img read more

IVD Market in North America Expected to Hold 27820 million by

first_imgnorth-america-IVD-market Immunodiagnostics account for the highest market share in the market in 2016, with a leading position during the forecast period due to increased use of immunodiagnostics for the detection of diseases such as infections, oncology detection, HIV / AIDS virus detection It is expected to maintain.North America IVD Market was valued at $20,886 million in 2016, and is projected to reach at $27,820 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 4.1% from 2017 to 2023.In vitro diagnostics are medical devices used to test biological samples such as blood, urine, feces, tissues, and other bodily fluids. Tests can be performed in stand-alone and hospital-based laboratories. Some of the key techniques incorporated into in vitro diagnostics include the polymerase chain reaction used in test sample preparation, microarray technology, sequencing technology and mass spectrometry.Download PDF Report Sample with statistical info @ Based on product type, the reagents segment held the highest market share in 2016, owing to the recent introduction of new novel reagents in the market that are more effective.Based on technique, the immunodiagnostics segment contributed the highest market share in 2016, due to the increase in prevalence of chronic diseases and increase in awareness of personalized medicine among the population.Based on application, the infectious diseases segment contributed the highest market share in 2016, owing to the increase in prevalence of infectious diseases and rise in healthcare expenditure.Based on end users, the standalone laboratory segment captured the highest market share in 2016, due to increase healthcare expenditure and improving healthcare facilitiesBy country, it is analyzed across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The U.S. was the highest revenue contributor in 2016. This is attributed to high expenditure in healthcare, well-established healthcare system, and high incidence of chronic diseases. However, Mexico is projected to be grow with the highest CAGR during the analysis period, owing to rise in healthcare expenditure, increase in per capita income, and improvement in healthcare infrastructure.Key Findings of the North America IVD Market:The reagents segment dominated the market in 2016, and is projected to grow at the 3.1% CAGR.The immunodiagnostics segment accounted for the highest share in 2016.The infectious diseases segment was the major shareholder in 2016.The standalone laboratory segment accounted for the highest share in 2016.The U.S was the major shareholder in 2016.Mexico is expected to grow at the highest CAGR in the market.Make an Enquiry for Promocode Of Discounted Price: @ Major companies operating in this market adopt product launch as their key development strategy. Companies profiled in this market include, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Alere Inc., Biomerieux, Danaher Corporation, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Becton Dickinson and Company, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Bayer AG, Sysmex Corporation, and Johnson & Johnson among others.About Us:Allied Market Research, a market research and advisory company of Allied Analytics LLP, provides business insights and market research reports to large as well as small & medium enterprises. The company assists its clients to strategize business policies and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.Allied Market Research provides one stop solution from the beginning of data collection to investment advice. The analysts at Allied Market Research dig out factors that help clients to understand the significance and impact of market dynamics. The company amplies client’s insight on the factors, such as strategies, future estimations, growth or fall forecasting, opportunity analysis, and consumer surveys among others. As follows, the company offers consistent business intelligent support to aid the clients to turn into prominent business firm.Contact:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesToll Free (USA/Canada):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1(855)550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comWeb: www.alliedmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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first_img Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more Technology | February 25, 2010 PET Application Helps Improve Detection of CAD News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more The syngo Dynamic PET software with myocardial blood flow is a cardiac imaging application for the Biograph PET/CT scanners that may have significant impact on the diagnosis of patients with advanced coronary artery disease (CAD) and specifically, with those patients with multivessel disease, or those who are asymptomatic.The application offers a new method for quantitatively evaluating the extent of ischemia via high-performance PET/CT imaging and advanced applications. syngo Dynamic PET with myocardial blood flow enables the more definitive measurement of myocardial blood flow during PET perfusion studies as compared to regular myocardial perfusion studies. Combined with the advanced 3D PET performance of the Biograph family of PET/CT scanners, conventional static perfusion and the dynamic perfusion required for myocardial blood flow is now possible with single-injection protocols for virtually all patients with no additional scan time or patient dose. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content 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 | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… 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 News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read morelast_img read more

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first_img September 24, 2014 — Mirada Medical software applied to state-of-the-art adaptive radiotherapy (ART) was the subject of an oral presentation at the annual conference of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) earlier this month in San Francisco.A critical yet hugely time-consuming step in ART is the monitoring of patients throughout the course of therapy to determine which need to be replanned. This need presents a significant barrier to adoption of ART methods in the clinic. The original research, presented by collaborators from the University Medical Center, Groningen, The Netherlands, examined the possibility of using advanced image registration methods to automate patient monitoring and to flag only those patients that might need further investigation. Such a method can create significant time-savings.The study included 28 locally advanced head and neck cancer patients treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). For each patient, the planning target volumes and organs at risk were contoured on the planning computed tomography (CT) scan and propagated to a rescan using deformable image registration (Mirada RTx). Dose distributions of the treatment plan were calculated on both images.Replanning decisions are usually made by applying constraints to the recalculated dose on the rescan, using the warped structures. However, as a surrogate for recalculation, a dose projection method using a rigid translation applied to the original dose mapped onto the rescan was used. The same set of constraints was then applied to this resulting dose, in order to decide whether a replan was required. The results showed the automated dose projection method correctly removed 90 percent of cases from further evaluation while identifying 100 percent of those that required investigation. This indicates rigid dose projection onto rescan CTs is a fast and automated substitute for dose recalculation since full recalculation and replanning decisions need only be made on those patients flagged by the system.The study forms part of Mirada’s Registration Assurance program, a comprehensive program for ensuring DIR quality and continuous improvement through rigorous scientific validation of technology, education, comprehensive QC tools and a commitment to ongoing development and support. The registration, contouring and adaptive replanning workflows used in the study are all available in the new releases of Mirada RTx and Mirada Workflow Box.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Radiation Therapy | July 09, 2019 Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Deliver Personalized Radiation Therapy New Cleveland Clinic-led research shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can use medical scans and health records to… read more Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 10, 2019 IBA Launches Monte Carlo Patient QA for Varian Halcyon at AAPM 2019 IBA announced the launch of the latest functionality of the SciMoCa Monte Carlo Patient QA solution at the 61st annual… read more Related Content Video Player is loading.Princess Margaret Cancer Center uses machine learning to create automated treatment plansPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:22Loaded: 4.83%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:22 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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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Feature | Treatment Planning | July 01, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis New Treatment Planning System Technologies Treatment planning systems (TPS)… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Mahadevappa Mahesh discusses trends in medical physics at the 2019 AAPM meetingVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:01Loaded: 4.04%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:01 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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Costa Rica takes steps to modernize expand trains in Caribbean

first_imgRelated posts:Legislative Assembly passes bill to jumpstart electric train system New Moín container terminal set to open in 2017 Route 32 expansion project receives environmental permits Opening of Moín container terminal postponed to 2019 Casa Presidencial announced Thursday that it has awarded a $595,900 contract to a Spanish-Mexican consortium to explore the technical, economic, social and environmental feasibility of the Limon Electric Freight Train Project, or TELCA.AUDINGINTRAESA-AUDINGMEX Consortium was selected from a group of more than 25 companies, seven of which submitted a formal offer to complete the study.“This is another example of the hard work that is being done at INCOFER to carry forward the railway modernization projects,” said Elizabeth Briceño, Executive President of INCOFER. “The executing unit of the project is working according to the proposed schedule, and in that sense, we are going to make this project a reality.”The project would modernize stretches of rail between Limón and Río Frío (109 km), and between Limón and Valle de la Estrella (60 km), as well as explore the viability of a new stretch between Río Frío and Bajos de Chilamate (30 km). The proposed TELCA route map. Via Casa Presidencial.The electric rail system would expand Costa Rica’s ability to transport cargo through renewable resources. The government also expects TELCA would decongest Route 32, which connects San José to Limón, and help support the Caribbean province’s economy.Casa Presidencial expects the feasibility study to be complete in March 2020. INCOFER and the Costa Rican government would then begin the bidding process for construction of the railroad. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Trade gap widens to €51bn in 2017 hits postcrisis record

first_imgCyprus’s trade deficit widened last year an annual 17 per cent, or €727.3m, to €5.1bn, the highest since 2010 mainly on increased imports, the statistical service said.Total imports rose 13 per cent last year to over €8bn, while total exports rose 7 per cent to €2.9bn, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Friday.Excluding the import and export of transport equipment such as ships and aircraft, total imports and exports rose 17 per cent last year, to €6.1bn, and 19 per cent, to €2.1bn respectively, Cystat said.Imports from other European Union member states rose 1 per cent in 2017, to €4.7bn, while total exports dropped 18 per cent, to €1.1bn, Cystat added. Imports from third countries rose 36 per cent to, €3.3bn and exports 30 per cent, to €1.8bn.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Plastic money use up 12 in April JCC says

first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesThe use of plastic money in Cyprus rose in April 12 per cent to €225m compared to the respective month of 2017, JCC Payment Systems, a joint-venture of Cypriot banks said.In January to April, domestic purchases of holders of Cypriot cards rose an annual 14 per cent to €934.4m, JCC said in an emailed statement on Friday.The use of Cypriot cards for purchases and cash withdrawals abroad rose in both April and the first four months of the year an annual 12 per cent to €134.2m and €547.6m respectively, JCC said. The use of foreign cards for purchases on the island rose 16 per cent to €81.3m in April and 19 per cent to €239.5m in January to April. Their use for both purchases and cash withdrawals rose 13 per cent to €102.1m and 15 per cent to €315.1m respectively.The value of transactions made by holders of Turkish cards in the government-controlled areas in April and in the first four months of the year was €1.5m and €6.7m respectively, JCC said. Holders of local cards spent in the Turkish occupied area of the island €1m in April and €3.5m in January to April. In Turkey, they spend €341,449 and €1.1m respectively.You May LikeHealthy MixerLiquid Gold: 35 Health Benefits of Natural HoneyHealthy MixerUndoBest-journal.xyzThe Most Heavenly Beaches In The WorldBest-journal.xyzUndoNutrition ExpertWhat Happens If You Eat Bananas Every DayNutrition ExpertUndo Bale’s China move called off by Real MadridUndoState Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoFour dead in California garlic festival shootingUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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