Hry Two more INLD MLAs one Independent joins BJP

first_imgChandigarh: In another setback for the Indian National Lok Dal ahead of the Haryana Assembly polls, two more party MLAs besides one Independent legislator joined the ruling BJP in Haryana on Monday. INLD’s Ram Chander Kamboj, MLA from Rania assembly segment in Sirsa district, who had recently resigned from the party and Naseem Ahmed, legislator from Firozpur Jhirka, joined the BJP fold. Independent MLA from Saffidon, Jasbir Deswal, who has been supporting the BJP, too joined the ruling outfit in the presence of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and State unit chief Subhash Barala. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Notably, Naseem Ahmed had switched over to the Congress, days before general elections were held for the 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana in the sixth phase on May 12. However, he had not resigned from his parent party INLD then. All the three legislators have joined the BJP “unconditionally”, Barala said. A few days back INLD’s Ratia MLA Ravinder Baliala had joined the saffron party along with Jagdish Yadav, a former Haryana minister. The INLD has been decimated since it split last year over a feud in the Chautala family and several members switched over to the BJP.last_img read more

Higher taxes for foreign investors from April 1

first_imgMumbai: Changes in the SEBI listing and prevention of insider-trading regulations, revisions in the double-taxation avoidance agreements (DTAAs) with Mauritius and Singapore are set to come into effect from April 1. The changes in DTAAs give India the right to tax capital gains arising on Indian equity shares sold by a Singapore or Mauritian resident All this may also help improve corporate governance standards for the listed companies in India. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Indian financial markets recently saw several cases of high volatility in companies, like Sun Pharma, DHFL and IL&FS, which created panic among retail investors. In all these, the role of the board came under lens. The modifications in the listing agreement will improve corporate governance by making relevant changes in the organisation of the board. Among the key regulations, which will come into effect, are that the top 1,000 listed companies will be required to have at least six directors on their board against three, prescribed by the Companies Act 2013. Besides, the top 500 will also need to have at least one independent woman director. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost Also, a director can hold that position in not more than the eight listed entities, while an individual will not be permitted to be independent director in more than seven companies. A detailed explanation will be required if an independent director resigns before completion of the term. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has also amended insider-trading regulations. As per the amendment, the definition of unpublished price sensitive information (UPSI) has been narrowed, allowing listed companies to share such information for board-determined legitimate purposes, but only if the disclosure is in the best interest of the company. While UPSI will help check insider-trading, the SEBI regulations have permitted flexibility by allowing block trade between insiders or between related parties within a company sharing same UPSI. The changes will also keep transactions undertaken due to a regulatory obligation and exercise of stock option at a pre-determined price out of the ambit of insider-trading. The new requirements with relation to SEBI regulations will also apply to intermediaries like auditors, accountancy firms, law firms, analysts and consultants. They’ll have to put in place internal controls to check insider-trading. Additionally, the concessional tax regime for investors under the earlier DTAAs for making investments into India via Singapore and Mauritius will cease to exist from April 1. India amended DTAAs with Singapore and Mauritius in 2016. It gave India the right to collect tax on capital gains arising on Indian equity shares sold by a Singapore or Mauritian resident.last_img read more

UN officials pay tribute to brave work of peacekeepers on anniversary

29 May 2008United Nations officials today marked the International Day of UN Peacekeepers by voicing gratitude for the work that blue helmets do every day in dangerous missions worldwide and mourning those who have fallen in service during the past six decades. “Peacekeeping has developed into a flagship enterprise of our Organization,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in an official message to mark the Day, which celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of the establishment of the first UN peacekeeping mission.More than 110,000 uniformed personnel from 115 countries currently serve in 20 operations around the world, and Mr. Ban said he has observed first-hand in his travels over the past year the impact the military troops and police officers have in countries trying to rebuild after war.“I have seen refugees returning home, children heading back to school, citizens once again secure under the rule of law. I have seen whole societies moving, with the help of the peacekeepers, from devastation to rejuvenation.”The Secretary-General noted that peacekeepers perform an array of tasks well beyond any narrow definition of their job, including training police, supporting elections, building bridges, repairing schools, protecting women from sexual violence, disarming ex-combatants and helping flood victims.“Thanks to their efforts, life-saving humanitarian assistance can be delivered and economic development can begin.”In his message, General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim lauded “the professionalism, dedication and courage” of the peacekeepers. He noted that the UN has recently approved the establishment of two new missions – in Sudan’s Darfur region (UNAMID) and in the neighbouring countries of Chad and the Central African Republic (MINURCAT).Mr. Kerim said the demands of UN peacekeeping had become so complex over the years that it was necessary last year to set up the new Department of Field Support.“Our job in the General Assembly is to support the peacekeepers in political, financial and logistical aspects, so that they can get their jobs done on the ground,” he said.In a taped message, the UN Messenger of Peace and actor-director George Clooney said the world owed the peacekeepers a debt of gratitude for the work they do.“These brave men and women go to place where few others will and risk their lives for peace,” he said. “I am proud to continue my work with the UN to remind those in the United States and around the world that peace is not easy and, like war, must be waged.”Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guéhenno, in remarks to a wreath-laying ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York, stressed that the UN cannot meet the demands on its own.“We must build strong partnerships to ensure that we can move from providing initial security to rebuilding shattered societies,” he said. “Our real impact on the ground will determine the support we have from the people we serve, and that, in the end, is the core of the United Nations.”At least 2,400 peacekeepers have died in service since 1948 and last year alone 90 people lost their lives, Mr. Guéhenno noted.“We pay tribute to their sacrifice and dedication in pursuit of the noble goals of the United Nations.”Later, he told a press conference that it was important that UN peacekeeping operations always be established under clear mandates and with strong support from Member States so that the incoming mission is not viewed as another party to the conflict.“We may become the victim of our own success if peacekeeping is seen as the instrument that can be applied to any situation. That can be very dangerous… We must not succumb to the illusion that military deployment could substitute for a solid political process.”Under-Secretary-General Susana Malcorra, head of the Department of Field Support, stressed it was vital to lay the groundwork for any peacekeeping mission so that resources can be mobilized rapidly to deal with potentially fast-moving situations.In other events to mark the Day, ceremonies, multimedia exhibitions and other events have been staged today at UN offices around the world, including in Geneva, Cyprus, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Sudan, Thailand and Timor-Leste. Messages of support for peacekeepers have also poured in from outside the UN, including from the European Union and the African Union. read more

10 chocolate products which have quietly become smaller or more expensive

first_imgIt hasn’t been a year for good news, and chocolate-lovers are in for even more of a blow. Brands have been quietly shrinking the size of bars and packets because the ingredients to make chocolate are getting more expensive.This has become known as ‘shrinkflation’, and even though chocolate bars may not be more expensive, brands are compensating for the rise in ingredient prices by shrinking the sweet treats.Here is a look at some recent examples of chocolate shrinkage.1. Terry’s Chocolate OrangeMany of us are used to tapping and unwrapping these at Christmas, ready to get our hands on the plump segments of orange-flavoured chocolate. However, consumers are now met with a sad sight — the segments have been “hollowed-out” and are but a shadow of what they used to be.The treat, first manufactured in York in 1932, has been reduced from 175g to 157g in weight — a cut of 10 per cent — prompting outrage among its fans.Mondelez took over production of Terry’s Chocolate Orange in 2012, moving its production to processing plants in Poland.It has not commented on the “shrinkage” of Terry’s Chocolate Orange.2. TobleroneIf you haven’t heard of the shocking new change to the Toblerone bar, you’ve probably been living under a rock.Mondelez International has increased the gap between the peaks as a UK-only cost-saving measure to reduce the weight of its bars. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The new #Toblerone.Wrong on so many levels. It now looks like a bicycle stand.#WeWantOurTobleroneBack.— James Melville (@JamesMelville) November 8, 2016 Cadbury The company, which also owns Cadbury, said the move was down to the rise in the cost of ingredients, and denied it was a result of Brexit.In a statement on the Toblerone Facebook page, the company said: “We had to make a decision between changing the shape of the bar, and raising the price.”We chose to change the shape to keep the product affordable for our customers, and it enables us to keep offering a great value product. it had to make a decision between changing the look of the bars or raising their price.”3. Maltesers Bags of the chocolates appear to be 15 per cent lighter, and sold for the same price. Thnx to the #Toblerone scandal- these new hollowed Terry’s Chocolate Orange segments have slipped under the radar. Is any chocolate safe? 😩— DylaN s© (@stew_sc) November 21, 2016 Quality Street Credit:Cadburycenter_img Quality StreetCredit:whiteboxmedia limited / Alamy In a statement, Burton’s said that the new, smaller packs were rolled out last year “responding to consumer demand”, along with a larger, 171g “sharing pack”. The company said that the recommended price of the packs had been reduced from £1.99 to £1.79 – though it remains up to supermarkets if they adopt new pricing.“We firmly believe that the variety of pack sizes for different occasions offer consumers the best value for money for a great quality product. Whilst we can’t comment on retailer pricing, our data shows that the price has significantly fallen since the introduction of the new sizes”, a spokesperson said.6. Creme Eggs Mars told The Telegraph:  “Like all chocolate manufacturers, we have seen the cost of raw materials rise and, while we try to absorb these pressures as much as possible, sometimes we have to make the difficult decision to reduce the size of some of our products so our consumers can continue to enjoy an affordable treat.”Our focus is always on offering consumers our great tasting, high quality chocolate brands at the best value for money.”4. Quality Street  Nestlé cut the standard tin from 1kg to 820g, while keeping the price at £5, in 2012.Then, in 2014, consumers got  just 780g (wrapped weight) for £5.Last year, in 2015, customers accused Quality Street of shrinking the tin yet again, a claim the company denied.A Nestlé spokesman said: “This image does not compare like for like.”As well as the 780g tub pictured, we also have a 1.3kg tin available which lovers of Quality Street might like to try this Christmas.”We want to give the best possible value for money and we believe that this product is still extremely competitive.”5. Cadbury FingersIn 2015, the size of packs of Cadbury Fingers shrank by 11g, which equates to around two fingers, to a new weight of 114g, the Daily Mail reported.Although labelled as a Cadbury product, Fingers are made under license by a Saint Albans-based company, Burton’s Biscuit Company. Over a billion of the biscuits, which were launched in 1951, are consumed in the UK every year. Forget #Marmitegate, it’s #maltesersgate as Mars are reducing pack sizes again(!) 121g down to 103g.— Steve Dresser (@dresserman) November 17, 2016 Freddo chocolate bars, the little frog-shaped treat, are set to rise in price to 30p.Food conglomerate Mondelēz is due to hike the price by 20% as a “last resort” to “keep favourite brands on the shelf”.This comes after they controversially changed the shape of some Toblerone  bars so they contain less chocolate for the same price. A spokeswoman said: “Increasing prices is always a last resort, but to ensure we can keep people’s favourite brands on shelf and look after the 4,500 people we employ in the UK, we are having to make some selective price increases across our range.” Not only were Creme Egg fans dismayed when Kraft Foods stopped using Cadbury’s Dairy Milk for the shell, and instead started using a “standard cocoa mix chocolate”, in 2015 they also reduced the number of Creme Eggs in a pack.The size went down from 6 to 5.A spokesman for Mondelez, Kraft’s confectionery division, told The Sun: “It’s no longer Dairy Milk. It’s similar, but not exactly Dairy Milk. We tested the new one with consumers. It was found to be the best one for the Creme Egg, which is why we’ve used it this year.”The Creme Egg has never been called the Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Creme Egg. We have never played on the fact that Dairy Milk chocolate was used.”7. TwixIn 2012, Mars, Inc. (who make Twix) announced a 250 calorie cap on all single-serve confectionary by the end of 2013. The result is that many of their products have now been downsized to meet these requirements. Twix have been cut down from 58g to 50g, marking a 14 per cent reduction.8. SnickersAnother of Mars, Inc’s products, Snickers bars were cut down by 17 per cent, from 58g to 48g. Prices remained the same at roughly 51p, until they were raised to roughly 60p (except for Asda, who sell them for 45p).9. Dairy Milk  Mondelēz restyled Cadbury Dairy Milk, and got rid of the block design in favour of ovals.This reduced the weight of each bar from 49g to 45g.10. 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Positive development and expansion decisions for Cadia East Angostura Mt Milligan and

first_imgLatest issue of International Mining Project News available (January 15): There has been some significant mine development and expansion news in the last fortnight. In Australia, Cadia Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of Newcrest Mining has received planning approval for its Cadia East gold/copper project in New South Wales, which could become the largest underground mine in the country. In British Columbia, Canada, Terrane Metals Corp is proceeding with construction of its Mt. Milligan copper/gold project. In Colombia, Greystar Resources says it will start construction of its Angostura gold and silver mine later this year, with a planned investment of $600 million. Also, there is news of the expansion at the Antamina copper/zinc project in Peru, held in a joint venture between BHP Billiton, Xstrata, Teck Resources and Mitsubishi Corp.The approved Cadia East project has an estimated capital cost nearing $2 billion. Newcrest General Manager Cadia Valley Operations, Tony McPaul: “If approved by the Board, the Cadia East project will be the largest underground mine in Australia and will secure our future in the region for at least the next 20 years. It will be Newcrest’s first panel cave, building on our expertise in underground mining.” Cadia East ore is harder than ore from Cadia Hill and/or Ridgeway and as such has slightly different ore processing requirements. The existing Cadia Valley operations ore processing facilities will be upgraded by either adding new components to the existing facilities, or constructing a new processing plant adjacent to the existing facility. The ore processing rate will be increased from the existing 24 Mt/y rate to about 27 Mt/y. The deposit is a porphyry zone of gold-copper mineralisation extending up to 2.5 km east of Cadia Hill.At Mt. Milligan, as part of the expired option agreement with Goldcorp – a one-time opportunity to convert its equity interest in Terrane into a participating joint venture – Terrane obtained a $40 million credit facility guaranteed by Goldcorp, which has been extended to May 7, 2010. The company will now consider financing alternatives for the recently approved $172 million 2010 construction budget. The project will be a conventional truck and-shovel open-pit mine with a 60,000 t/d copper flotation process plant. A 2009 feasibility update study forecast average annual production of 262,100 oz of gold and 89 MIb copper for the first six years of a 22-year mine life. Mt Milligan has Proven and Probable reserves of 482.4 Mt at 0.2% Cu and 0.38 g/t Au, with 2,124 MIb of in-situ copper and 6.02 Moz of in-situ gold.At Greystar Resources’ Angostura project, there are plans to invest $600 million with output beginning in the second half of 2012, according to Executive Vice President, Fredrick Felder. Felder said that “Once this project reaches an average of 511,000 oz/y of gold, it would become the country’s largest gold mine in production.” Angostura is expected to produce an average of 2.3 Moz/y of silver over a 15-year mine life. The mine is expected to produce 214,000 oz of gold and 1.1 Moz of silver in 2012. But the mine would reach its peak capacity in 2014 when it hits 682,000 oz of gold.To Antamina in northern Peru. All joint venture partners have approved their respective shares of the project’s $1,288 million capital budget for expansion. This will increase the site’s ore processing capacity by 38% to 130,000 t/d. Higher mineral ore reserves, previously reported in combination with the expanded processing capacity, will result in a mine life extension of six years from 2023 until 2029. First production from the expansion is anticipated in late 2011. Antamina ore is mined by open-pit methods and batch treated by ore type through a conventional grinding and flotation mill with a nominal design capacity of 88,000 t/d. A 302 km pipeline transports the copper and zinc concentrates to the port of Huarmey (300 km north of Lima).In Chile, New Gold has provided notice to Xstrata Copper Chile, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xstrata, of the exercise of its right of first refusal to acquire 70% of the El Morro copper-gold project for $463 million. New Gold, as Xstrata’s current 30% joint venture partner in El Morro, holds the right of first refusal. Goldcorp will loan the $463 million to New Gold to fund the exercise of the right of first refusal. After acquisition of the 70% interest by a New Gold subsidiary, New Gold will sell that subsidiary to Goldcorp. El Morro is an advanced stage copper-gold project located in north-central Chile, Region III, around 80 km east of the city of Vallenar. On a 100% basis, El Morro contains 6.7 Moz and 5,700 MIb of gold and copper reserves, respectively, with an additional 2.2 Moz and 1,000 MIb of gold and copper in the Measured and Indicated categories.In Burkina Faso, Blackthorn Resources has entered into a Heads of Agreement with Glencore, in relation to the formation of a joint venture to commercialise the Perkoa zinc mine. Glencore is expected to provide or procure funding to complete development of the project, estimated at $72 million. Perkoa has a JORC code compliant ore reserve of 6.3 Mt at a mine head grade of 13.9% Zn (at a 9% Zn cut off), equating to 873,400 t of contained zinc metal.There is also news from Centamin’s Sukari project in Egypt, which has commenced its gold exports; first mined ore from Kagara’s Loung Lizard nickel sulphide deposit in Western Australia, an update on Gulf Resources‘ East African vermiculite operation in Uganda, as well as many more reports from projects all over the globe. To receive the full 35+ page report, subscriptions to this service can be registered and paid for on-line (SUBSCRIBE TO IM PROJECT NEWS BUTTON), or contact for a free trial copy.last_img read more

Taoiseach insists water for children will be free

first_imgENDA KENNY HAS insisted that the government will not renege on its promise to provide water services to children for free.Speaking during Leaders’ Questions today, the Taoiseach said he could also confirm the average household charge will not exceed €240 per year.Deputy Peadar Tóibín pushed the Fine Gael leader for more details following Irish Water’s failure to publish the charges during yesterday’s “farcical” Oireachtas committee hearing.He criticised the government for allowing the process to be “shrouded in secrecy”.The Sinn Féin TD added that this denial of information has led to a widespread belief that the charges would creep higher than what was originally suggested.“The direction given by government through the Minister to the Environment to the regulator is that the average bill for the regular household is €240. The second element of the instruction is that children are free in terms of use of water,” replied Kenny.However, he did seem to indicate that the mooted 38,000 allowance for children may be cut. He explained that this generation of children are more savvy at conservation techniques – because of the Green Flag initiative in schools – and may not require the same amount as previous studies suggested.He concluded that the government’s policy decision on free water for children “will not change”.Toibín also used the opportunity to reference Minister Ruairí Quinn’s resignation today, implying that the timing of the statement was an intentional slight of the Taoiseach.I think it is an interesting insight into the state of disarray in the Labour party when Ruairí Quinn resigns two days before a leadership battle. And also that he gives his resignation speech at the same time as Leaders’ Questions… a snub to the Taoiseach.Kenny was also called upon by Micheál Martin to confirm a number of details about the collection of the property tax for this year.He said that government decided and agreed that local authorities should retain 80% of the money collected in 2014.He also reminded Fianna Fáil that its representatives in council could look to reduce the charge by 15%.“Councils have been starved and were shafted by government last year,” Martin claimed, asking for “some honesty” from the coalition.Kenny said it is possible for a number of authorities to reduce the charge because of the volume and value of properties in their area.The Taoiseach also insisted there is “no big division” between Fine Gael and Labour on the issue, urging the Fianna Fáil leader to not believe everything he reads in newspapers. First published 4pmRelated: Irish Water wants allowance of 38,000 litres per child reducedlast_img read more

Sony Aims For No 2 Spot in Tablet Fight

first_imgAt ces last week, we saw top tablets from some of the biggest names in the consumer electronics industry–Motorola, Samsung, RIM, ASUS, Toshiba, Lenovo–the list goes on. And while it will no doubt be a long time before any can be considered a serious iPad competitor, there are a few that certainly seem capable of snagging the number two spot in that race, next year.And where waws Sony on that front? The technology giant was nowhere to be seen, in spite of speculation to the contrary. Even though the company was a no show in the 80-strong tablet race, it’s still making some bold predictions for 2011. Kunimasa Suzuki, the head of the company’s computer division said that Sony has its eyes firmly on the number two spot.AdChoices广告“For sure iPad is the king of tablets. But what is the second, what is the third? Who is taking the second position? That is our focus,” the executive told Reuters. “We would like to really take the number two position in a year.”How will it snag that coveted second spot? Why, 3D, of course! The company has been considering that tact to help set its still unnamed tablet apart from the ever-increasing competition. “If I want to differentiate it from others, do I release it tomorrow, or do I wait till I differentiate it?” Suzuki put the rather rhetorical question to the new agency.Perhaps there’s still a lot to be said for striking while the iron is hot–i.e. several weeks ago.last_img read more

Skype for Mac updated version 50 is slimmer and more organized

first_imgA new version of Skype was just announced for OS X 10.5.8 (Intel), bringing the communications software to version 5.0. The software is no longer in beta and it’s available for download today.The improvements are largely evolutionary and include a slimmed down footprint, updated contact list view, less white space in the sidebar, a smaller minimum windows size, easier to find dial pad, updated IM window, full-screen mode in video calls, and easier chat when on calls. Basically what 5.0 brings is a slicker, easier to use version of Skype’s application.Skype Premium users will also have access to group calling. So if a few friends want a chat, or you’ve got a meeting with multiple people, you can pull up everyone on your monitor each in their own little Skype video window. It allows up to 10 people to group chat, but Skype recommend a max of 5 for best quality video. You’re also going to need at least a 4Mbps connection.I’ve installed the app and my initial impressions are very positive. I really like the updated pop-out dial pad and the new contact layout. It’s a lot more clear where your tools are, what is going on at any given moment, and what you’ve been up to in the last few minutes. Also, it’s no longer difficult to find the dial pad or your recent chats, both of which seemed hidden in the previous version. The app relies on a framed design with tabs on the side for your recent activities, which means it’s easy to keep track of who you’ve been talking to and what’s going on.Download Skype 5.0 for Mac.last_img read more

Agriculture Associations Appeal to Congress We Need TradeNotTariffs

first_imgAfter weeks of engaging with the Trump Administration to gain insight into the future of trade tariffs, agriculture producers and related industries dependent on exports to China are turning to Congress for help.The White House has declared that by June 15 it would announce its final list of $50 billion in Chinese products that would be subject to 25 percent tariffs under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. In response, China’s Commerce Department announced several months ago that it would impose retaliatory tariffs on 106 U.S. goods amounting to roughly $50 billion in imports.In the announcement, China specifically stated that it will impose a 25 percent tariff on imports of U.S. soybeans, a tax that could be devastating to growers of the number one U.S. agricultural export, with sales to China last year totaling $14 billion.Davie Stephens, a Kentucky soybean grower and Vice President of the American Soybean Association (ASA), is among growers distraught over the prospect of tariffs on trade.“Crop prices have dropped 40 percent in just the last five years, and farm income is down 50 percent compared to 2013. A recent study by Purdue University economists predicts that soybean exports to China could drop by a whopping 65 percent if China imposes a 25 percent tariff on U.S. soybeans. As a soy grower, I depend on trade with China – China imports roughly 60 percent of total U.S. soybean exports, representing nearly 1 in 3 rows of harvested soybeans,” Stephens said.Soybeans are one of a number of crops that could see steep and lasting effects if China retaliates against U.S. tariffs.“America’s wheat farmers are experiencing continued drought, historically low commodity prices, and trade uncertainty. Adding a 25 percent tariff on exports to China for U.S. wheat is the last thing we need during some of the worst economic times in farm country,” stated National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) President Jimmie Musick, a wheat farmer from Sentinel, Okla.Echoing those concerns are members of National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). North Dakota farmer and NCGA President Kevin Skunes says, “Farmers are busy in the fields and need to be able to count on markets for their crops when it comes harvest time. They cannot afford the immediate pain of retaliation nor the longer term erosion of long-standing market access and economic partnerships with some of our closest friends and allies.”Retaliatory tariffs imposed by China would not only directly affect America’s producers, but also tangential industries that support agriculture, a concern that is pressing among members of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).“On behalf of the 1.3 million equipment manufacturing workers our industry represents, we urge the Trump Administration to refrain from putting in place economically damaging tariffs. We strongly oppose a trade war with China because no one ever wins in these tit-for-tat disputes. As we have said repeatedly, tariffs are taxes on American consumers and will put good-paying U.S. manufacturing jobs at risk,”  Dennis Slater, President, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) commented.AEM, ASA, NCGA, NAWG are among the grower and industry groups whose members are asking Congress to convince the administration to halt tariffs and go back to the negotiating table. Under the hashtag #TradeNotTariffs, members of these organizations are also raising awareness on social media by sharing with the public what tariffs could mean for their livelihoods – and how severe that outlook could be.The American Soybean Association (ASA) represents all U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international policy issues important to the soybean industry. ASA has 26 affiliated state associations representing 30 soybean producing states and more than 300,000 soybean farmers. More information at in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents nearly 40,000 dues-paying corn farmers nationwide and the interests of more than 300,000 growers who contribute through corn checkoff programs in their states. NCGA and its 49 affiliated state organizations work together to create and increase opportunities for corn growers. For more information, visit Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is the primary representative in Washington D.C. for wheat growers, working to ensure a better future for America’s growers, the industry and the general public. NAWG works with a team of 21 state wheat grower organizations to benefit the wheat industry at state and national levels. From their offices in the Wheat Growers Building on Capitol Hill, NAWG’s staff members are in constant contact with state association representatives, NAWG grower leaders, Members of Congress, Congressional staff members and the public.Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 950 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry in the United States supports 1.3 million jobs and contributes roughly $159 billion to the economy every year.last_img read more

Google Assistant Connect lets device makers roll their own hardware

first_imgGoogle’s smart displays used Android Things.  Andrew Gebhart/CNET Google wants developers to build cool stuff with Google Assistant. The search giant released Android Things last year — an operating system for simple connected devices. Google also opened the code for Google Assistant to developers. Now Google has introduced Google Assistant Connect at CES 2019. It’s an inexpensive platform that typically comes in the form of a chipset that developers can build into their gadgets. Google used an e-ink display and a button as examples. Developers can program the chips to do any Google Assistant functions they’d like — so the e-ink display can search and show local weather or your daily calendar. The chip will be small and inexpensive because it doesn’t actually do the computing. Instead, it acts as either a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth bridge to a nearby Google smart device like a Google Home smart speaker. For the example of the e-ink display, the developer would program the chip with a simple repeating query asking about the current weather, the chip would send the question to a nearby Google Home, which would send back the answer. Then, the display could show the relevant info. The most interesting PCs, laptops and tablets of CES 2018 See It News • Black Mirror season 5 has three new trailers to stress you out today Tags All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. 12 Photos Walmart $99 0 Mentioned Above Google Home Smart Home $79 GE Google Assistant CES Products Google See how Android Things can read your emotions Now playing: Watch this:center_img Crutchfield 2:36 CES 2019 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. A device maker can program the Google Assistant Connect platform to recognize voice commands too. Google used an air conditioner as an example, saying you could talk to the air conditioner and tell it to turn off for an hour and it would respond appropriately. The chip would simply communicate the command to a nearby Google Home device and Google Assistant would use its smart home capabilities to turn off the gadget. Google Assistant is in a heated battle with Amazon’s Alexa for control of the smart home, and Alexa has already been built into a wider variety of devices. Google Assistant Connect could help the search giant catch up if developers find the idea of offloading computing for certain functions appealing. Alexa has a similar chip called the Amazon Connect Kit, but instead of handling the computing, it simply gives developers easy and secure access to Alexa’s cloud. Google’s chipset could theoretically allow a creative developer to build a device with more features for less money, but it would also inexorably tie that device to the Google Assistant family. To that end, customers interested in the new device would need a Google Home, a Google Home Hub or something similar in order to make their Google Assistant Connect gadget work. It’s an interesting pitch, and one that could allow quicker setup for future smart home devices. Right now, GE has Bluetooth-enabled smart bulbs that can use nearby Google Home devices as a bridge to the cloud. You can even set them up using the Google Home app. Google Assistant Connect could allow a similar streamlined setup through Google Home, letting smart home developers focus entirely on the hardware and leaving the setup and cloud computing to Google. The search giant is showing off Google Assistant Connect as part of its push for industry awareness at CES. It’s one of several big announcements Google’s making at the show. The actual chip won’t be available to developers until this Spring at the company’s developer conference. Google hasn’t yet announced a price. Between Android Things and Google Assistant Connect, developers will be able to choose how much of Google’s computing they want to build into their devices. We’ll see if this a la carte approach can finally help Google make a dent in Alexa’s lead in device versatility. Review • Google Home is better than ever, but you probably shouldn’t buy it How To • Make Google Home get your groceries Preview • For your consideration: Google Home seeks employment as your family’s Rosie the robot Share your voice $69 See it Post a comment See It 85 Photos Google Homelast_img read more

Top 7 trends in mobile gaming from GDC 2019

first_img 5. The gender gap in the game industry reduces slightlyA study by Google and and Newzoo found that in the US, 65 percent of women aged 10 to 65 play mobile games andthat those female gamers represent almost half of the mobile gaming population. But, in an annual state-of-the-industry survey of nearly 4,000 game developers leading up to GDC this week, just 19 percent of the developers who responded marked themselves as female when asked their gender. The number is up 2 percent from the 17 percent who identified as female in the 2018 survey, but it needs progress before it reflects the gaming audience. 6. More game developers will hold live events for players Fortnite’s recent live in-game concert with DJ Marshmello — where players were transported to a virtual EDM show –is a hint at the future of mobile games. Pokemon Go has been holding live events for a while, both in-game and in person. And even Kongregate, which has developed dozens of mobile games and hosts more than 100,000 games on its website, uses events to attract and retain players, said Kongregate exec Peter Eykemans. Except to see more live events this year. fortnitemarshmello Marshmello/Fortnite 7. AR will be the dominant immersive reality in 5 years According to GDC’s 2019 game-industry survey, game makers are fairly bullish on AR, or augmented reality, becoming the dominant immersive reality over VR, or virtual reality. Games like Pokemon Go, The Walking Dead Our World, Jurassic World Alive and the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite already point the way to immersive play on mobile phones. But, 17 percent of the developers who took part in the survey also think neither AR or VR will be important in five years. img-4093 Sean Keane/CNET Now playing: Watch this: 0 James Martin/CNET The two biggest topics at this week’s Game Developer Conference (GDC) have been Google’s upcoming Stadia streaming service and the stranglehold Fortnite has on the youth of America. But for those interested in mobile games, the convention this week in San Francisco offers lots of hints about where iOS and Android developers are going in 2019 and beyond. Read: Best phone for gaming in 2019: Razer 2 vs. Asus ROG, Nubia Red Magic Mars, Xiaomi Black Shark. 1. Cloud-based gaming is coming to your phone Google announced Stadia this week — an ambitious plan to stream games through its Chrome browser to desktop and mobile devices and via Chromecast to your TV — but other companies also have plans to jump into cloud-based gaming. Sony already has its PlayStation Now game streaming service for PCs and PlayStation 4, and Microsoft is building one called Project xCloud that will stream Xbox games to phones and tablets. And Tencent this week said it’s building a streaming service for cloud-based gaming on Windows and Android devices. gdc-2019-google-stadia-controller-9707 James Martin/CNET 2. Smartphones will be a proxy for PCs and consoles The Samsung Galaxy S10 is $900. The iPhone XS starts at $999. The cheapest Pixel 3 is $799. At those prices, when the choice is between buying a console or getting a new phone, users — and especially kids — choose the phone, because it’s the most important device in their lives and it’s what connects them to their social group, says Dave Rohrl, a 20-year gaming veteran who founded PopCap’s San Francisco studio. 1:56 Google Stadia is a play-anywhere streaming game platform… In this GDC space, a toilet plunger becomes your game controller And that choice helps explain the success of Fortnite on iOS and Android, Rohrl said, where despite the obstacles of playing on a mobile phone — limited controls and a smaller screen, which put the player at a competitive disadvantage against those on PCs and consoles — the game has been massively popular on mobile devices. A phone has advantages too, Rohrl said. It’s much more convenient and spontaneous to play together with friends while hanging around at school or home. Big Hero 6Big Hero 6 Angela Lang/CNET 3. Competitive multiplayer mobile games will dominate If you like running around on your phone bashing people, then 2019 should be as much fun as 2018. Fortnite, and PUBG before that, showed that mobile players like real-time battles. Even Pokemon Go joined in, rolling out PVP real-time combat at the end of 2018. According to Rob Giusti, senior software developer at Niantic, Pokemon Go gained the much-requested PVP combat mode to infuse the spirit of Pokemon battles into the game, to please both casual and hard-core players and to lure back lapsed players. According to Giusti, the plan worked, with the new battle system having a positive effect on retaining players and extending play sessions after it launched. 4. Mobile game popularity will be driven by the pack Why does Fortnite suddenly take off, or why does a game like Roblox grow year over year over year to the point where after 10 years, it became a top 10 gross revenue app? Why did Minecraft become popular, and Club Penguin before that? According to Steve Meretzky — an independent game designer and former VP of Game Design for Playdom — it’s the kids. Specifically the pack-animal mentality of the kids, where if your friends are doing something, you’d better be doing it too if you want to belong to the pack. And that pack mentality creates a ripple effect; as one social circles reaches the tipping point, it spills over to another social circle and then another. center_img Mobile Post a comment 15 Photos Tags Google Microsoft Sony Share your voicelast_img read more

4 neoJMB men detained in Rajshahi

first_imgPolice in a drive detained four members of banned militant outfit Neo-Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Durgapur and Puthia upazilas in Rajshahi early Friday, reports news agency UNB.The identities of the detainess could not be known immediately.Rajshahi special branch police additional superintendent Sumit Chowdhury said a team of police conducted an anti-militant drive in the two upazilas of the districts and arrested them along with some weapons and Jihadi books.A case was filed in this regard.last_img read more

Abduction ordeal leaves Mubashar in trauma

first_imgAbduction ordeal leaves Mubashar in traumaThe abduction ordeal has left NSU teacher Mubashar Hasan Caesar, who returned home recently after 44 days of his disappearance, in a trauma as even a trifle incident is frightening him now.His family members said Mubashar often shivers with surprise even in small incidents.Mubashar returned home in the early hours of 22 December, Friday.Read more: ‘Missing’ NSU teacher Mubashar returns homeMubashar’s family members told Prothom Alo that he is yet to recover from his trauma of abduction.He remains absent-minded and cannot understand others properly, but he is now spending time with family and friends, they added.Mubashar’s sister Tamanna Tasnim said that they would take Mubashar to a physician if he wants.Mubashar, an assistant professor of North South University’s political science and sociology department, went missing on 7 November after attending a meeting of the government’s A2I project in Agargaon area of the city.Read more: Mubashar, Utpal return, but what of the abductors?last_img read more

Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week

first_img TGIF. While you’re planning for the long weekend ahead, we’ve rounded up the top movie and TV trailers that you might have missed during the week.The Rock is playing Danny DeVito in the sequel Jumanji: The Next Level, while Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga series highlights the journey of one of the world’s most successful hip-hop groups. From Lionsgate Movies’ mystery thriller Knives Out to Netflix’s comedy special Aziz Ansari: Right Now, here are the top movies and TV shows to keep on your radar.Four Weddings and a FuneralNathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) stars in the Hulu series Four Weddings and a Funeral, which follows Maya (Emmanuel), a communications director from New York who travels to her schoolmate’s wedding in London and ends up falling in love with an unexpected suitor. Four Weddings and a Funeral, which is creatively led by Mindy Kaling, hits Hulu on July 31. Jumanji: The Next LevelReady for another wild, game-themed adventure and rescue mission? Jumanji: The Next Level, which stars Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson, Madison Iseman, Kevin Hart, and Danny DeVito, debuts in theaters on Dec. 25.Mrs. FletcherInternet porn and social media come together for Mrs. Fletcher, a steamy HBO series that follows empty nester and divorcée Eve Fletcher and her quest to heighten her sex life. This series, which stars Kathryn Hahn, is coming to Hulu this fall.Knives OutWitness a modern-day murder mystery in Knives Out, a suspenseful movie that highlights the murder of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey and a group of people who try to find his killer. Directed by Rian Johnson (The Last Jedi), the film stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, and Jamie Lee Curtis, and hits theaters on Nov. 27.DrivenDriven, a film set in the ’80s, follows a conman (Jason Sudeikis) and a famous car maker (Lee Pace), and their crazy friendship that might be left on the line when one of them sets the other up and involves the FBI in their “operations.” Driven premieres in theaters on Aug. 16.Wu-Tang: An American SagaInspired by “The Wu-Tang Manual” and “Tao of Wu,” Wu-Tang: An American Saga tells the story of the Wu-Tang Clan, and how Bobby Diggs aka The RZA, brings together a squad of men who are musically talented, yet torn by personal conflicts. This mini-series will premiere on Hulu on September 4.Aziz Ansari: Right NowAziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation, Master of None), stars in a new comedy special called Aziz Ansari: Right Now, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at Ansari’s stand-up work and the greater messages he is sending to fans everywhere.More on ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Trailer ‘The Rock’ Is Finally Danny DeVito‘Knives Out’ Trailer Shows Another Great Rian Johnson MovieRusso Brothers Might Be Teasing an ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Reunion for SDCC Stay on target Vintage Shelf: Spike Lee Brings the Heat in ‘Do The Right Thing…Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week last_img read more

10 best cool foods to enjoy this summer

first_imgIndian summer is turning out to be as hot as ever. Cases of heat stroke, dehydration, food poisoning, sluggish liver and bloating are on a rise. To tackle these high-temperature days, Saumya Shatakshi, Sr. Nutritionist, Healthians, has listed down a few foods that we should incorporate and a few that we should avoid in this scorching summer. Watermelon: It contains 90% water and is low in calories, making it the first option to hydrate in the sun. Opt for the whole fruit or a glass of fresh juice. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfGazpacho: It is a perfect cold summer soup, which is both delicious and refreshing. Cooked with healthy ingredients like bell peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers, this light yet flavourful soup is preferred for its anti-oxidant properties.Avocado: It is an excellent source of mono-unsaturated fat and is recommended for a healthy heart.Cucumber: It contains 95% water, helping you keep hydrated and is low in calories and fats. It helps in weight loss, boosts metabolism and immune system. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMint: It is an inexpensive refreshing herb which could be added to curd to create an appetizing raita, some green chutney or a dip. Mint leaves are loaded with antioxidant and phytonutrient which helps in digestion and soothes our tummy.Coconut water: It is the best natural thirst quencher and adds a glow to your skin. It is rich in minerals like zinc, magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium.Curd/Yoghurt: Curd or yoghurt has a cooling effect and can be consumed by people who are lactose intolerant. It is rich in calcium and protein. Regular consumption of curd lowers the risk of heart disease. Green veggies and fruit salads: While fresh green vegetables are loaded with vitamins, minerals and dietary fibres that help in digestion, fruits are a juicy, potent source of antioxidants.Here are a few foods that should be avoided at any cost to keep your stomach fit and body hydrated:Sports drink: Full of sugar and empty calories, sports drinks may give you relief for a few minutes but harm you more than you realise. They are a big NO as they contain a high amount of sodium, artificial flavours and food colouring which leads to various health problems like allergic reactions, hyperactivity, decreased IQ in children and numerous forms of cancer.Oily and junk foods: French fries, burgers, patties, samosas, papad, pakoras are rich in trans-fat and high in salt. Oily fried foods heat up our body, lower digestion and can also lead to food poisoning in the summer. Fried foods can make our skin more oily and difficult to manage in summers.Cold coffee: Coffee is packed with caffeine and has diuretic properties. A glass of cold coffee has the power to create havoc in your digestive system, triggering bloating and indigestion. It will also raise LDL cholesterol levels. It also causes insomnia and restlessness. Opt for a glass of lassi instead.Non-vegetarian foods: They are difficult to digest in summers and has a lot of heat, which is not good for our body. It can make a person sweat more and cause digestive problems. Avoid curries, cream-based chicken, meat and fish dishes. It is best to go vegetarian to stay healthy.Ice-creams and cold drinks: Both ice creams and cold drinks are body warming foods. They can make our stomach feel hotter instead of providing relief from the heat.Salad dressings and sauces: Sauces contains too much of MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) and salt. They are high in calories, which makes us feel sluggish and bloated. Instead, make fresh dips and dressings using tomatoes, curd and mint.Spices: Spice powders make our dishes more palatable but during summers, one should always try to use less of spices as they are difficult to digest. Light, fresh food should be your first choice during summers.Tea: Avoid regular milk tea in summers as it generates more heat in the body and can cause dehydration, making our face dull and low. Instead, opt for ice tea or lemon tea.Minimise the intake of dried fruits: Nuts take longer to digest and generate more heat in the body which can make you uncomfortable. Instead, opt for soaked dried fruits in summers.last_img read more

A Smart Helmet That Gives Riders Eyes in the Backs of Their

first_imgAugust 26, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 3 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.center_img It’s been said that “safety is not a gadget but a state of mind.” But what if safety is a gadget — one that you wear on your head to protect your mind?Like Skully AR-1, the augmented reality gadget-helmet that aims to protect motorcycle riders’ heads better and smarter than ever before. Yes, smart. The helmet puts real-time video of everything that’s happening behind and around them on an always in-focus transparent screen, inside the tinted visor, directly in their field of vision.Described by a former Tesla tech as a “smartphone for helmets,” the Skully doesn’t just show riders traffic (and any other potential road hazards) in front and behind them on its trademarked Synapse Smart Heads-Up Display System. It also delivers turn-by-turn GPS navigation and live traffic and weather conditions.Related: A Fashionable, Inflatable Bike Helmet Collar? Yes, You Read That Right.The Android-powered, high-speed microprocessor lid is voice command controlled, allowing riders to take, make and decline smartphone calls (once Bluetooth paired). All in an interface that supposedly isn’t distracting. Go figure.The idea for Skully came to inventor Marcus Weller in a dream on a Wednesday night. He’s speeding down the pavement on a motorcycle. Afraid to crash, nerves on edge. Then, out of nowhere, glowing GPS maps start floating inside his helmet, “like a hologram, showing me the way.” A driver in front of him slams on the brakes, but he’s prepared, so he safely glides around the car and rides on.In real life, that’s not how the scenario ended. In 2010, three months before the dream that later evolved into the “fastest funded Indiegogo campaign to hit $1 million,” Weller didn’t breeze past a car that suddenly stopped in front of him when he was riding his Honda motorcycle in Barcelona. He smashed into it. Hard.Related: 3 Unusual Ways Smart Tech Meets Fashion“I ripped my whole palm off and got some bad road rash,” Weller says. Still, he was able to walk away, life and limbs intact. Countless motorcycle riders around the world every year don’t.  After the accident, and his dream, Weller got to work on the Skully. Then came six or seven months of relentless tinkering with parts, electronics and soldering irons. The result: a “seriously bitchin’” Skully prototype, as Weller puts it. A couple months later came a rider-tested demo version, slick enough to snag this year’s SXSW best wearable tech company grand prize.  The final product is surprisingly good looking, too. It comes in a simple matte black and a sleek gloss white, and weighs less than four pounds — about the same as your standard modular motorcycle helmet. If you don’t mind shelling out $1,399 for what Skully’s touting as the world’s first smart motorcycle helmet, you could don one next May.Related: Why Wearable Tech Isn’t the Next Big Thing — Yet Register Now »last_img read more

Swallowed AirPod Still Works AfterRetrieval

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals May 6, 2019 Have you ever used Find My iPhone only to discover that AirPod you misplaced is actually in your stomach? Probably not, but that’s exactly what happened to Ben Hsu.As The Daily Mail reports, Hsu fell sleep while wearing his AirPods ($199.00 at Amazon) but woke up to discover only one remained in his ear. The other had mysteriously disappeared and he couldn’t find it anywhere near his sleeping location. That’s when he turned to Find My iPhone, which is automatically setup for locating lost AirPods.The tracking app informed Hsu that the missing AirPod was still in his room, but without a specific location he continued to struggle to find it, so he opted for an audio hint. It’s possible to have the AirPods play a sound as long as they are connected via Bluetooth, and sure enough the missing AirPod retained its wireless link as Hsu started hearing a beep coming from his stomach.Clearly, Hsu had managed to swallow the AirPod as he slept and had little in the way of options now except to wait and let nature take its course. That’s what the doctors at Kaohsiung Municipal United Hospital told him as they handed Hsu a laxative.You’d expect a journey through the hostile environment that is the human gut would render the AirPod useless, but Hsu’s experience shows otherwise. The following day, Hsu was in a train station when the laxative’s effect was felt and Hsu bravely went searching for his lost little gadget. What he recovered (and hopefully washed thoroughly) was a fully-working AirPod with 41 percent of its battery life left.It would be unwise for anyone to attempt this on purpose, but it’s reassuring to know how hard-wearing Apple’s wireless earbuds are if the worst does indeed happen. 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Register Now »last_img read more

UK PACS Win for Carestream

first_img 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 | 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 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… 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 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read morecenter_img 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 West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (West Herts) located in the South East of the UK and Carestream have signed and exchanged contracts to replace the Trust’s existing PACS with a  Carestream Vue PACS and Vue VNA. The new five-year contract will be provided as a Managed Service, including software, services, workstation and server hardware.West Herts comprises three hospitals — Watford General Hospital, St Alban’s City Hospital and Hemel Hempstead General Hospital. The latter is located close to the Carestream UK Head Office. The Trust provides acute healthcare services to a core catchment population of approximately half a million people living in West Hertfordshire and the surrounding area. It also provides more specialist services to a wider population, serving residents of North London, and the counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and East Hertfordshire. In total, West Herts performs in excess of 300,000 radiology exams a year.Lisa Emery, chief information officer for West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust said: “This contract will support us to be able to enable clinical images to be shared, quickly, securely and cost effectively. We felt that this was the most efficient and effective management clinical system, which will help to improve patient experience and patient care.”Carestream’s Vue PACS will provide enterprise-wide review, data management, distribution and archiving. From a single workspace, physicians and radiologists can access the clinical tools and applications they need for convenient local and remote reporting. A web-enabled diagnostic viewer provides integrated advanced visualization, 3D post processing, lesion management, dictation, critical results notification and a mammography module, eliminating the need for dedicated workstations. The Vue VNA works with the Vue PACS to consolidate separate imaging systems into one repository, using the latest interoperability standards.For more information: News | PACS | June 05, 2017 UK PACS Win for Carestream West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Carestream Sign New Five-Year Contract Related Content News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … 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 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.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter The last 24 hours has b

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterThe last 24 hours has brought two new international flights to Boston Logan International Airport, thanks to Delta Air Lines‘ joint venture partners KLM and Virgin Atlantic.KLM – AmsterdamOn 31 March, KLM began flying between Boston and Amsterdam, adding to the two daily flights to Amsterdam already operated at Logan Airport by Delta.Virgin Atlantic – London-HeathrowAnd on 1 April, Virgin Atlantic launched its daytime service from Boston to London-Heathrow – a morning departure that will better enable in-flight workday productivity for London-bound business travellers. Virgin and Delta together now offer three daily flights to Heathrow Airport from Boston.“Our mutual customers have asked for more frequency to London, and we are proud to be able to deliver this daytime schedule which meets their needs and offers even more choice to the U.K. alongside our partner Delta,” said Yuli Thompson, Virgin Atlantic Vice President – North America.Delta – Lisbon and EdinburghLater this spring, Delta will begin its own seasonal Boston service to Lisbon and Edinburgh, rounding out a full slate of new international destinations now directly accessible to Boston customers. Through this and an extended summer season to Dublin, by May Delta and its partners will offer the most international seats from Boston with flights to up to 19 international destinations — more than ever before.Korean Air – Seoul-IncheonA third partner, Korean Air, will start new ser​vice in Boston on 12 April, when it begins nonstop flights to Seoul, one of the first additions to that joint venture’s transpacific network since Delta and Korean Air launched their partnership last May.“We’ve been eyeing Boston for a long time and it makes sense, with our Delta joint venture, to start service there now,” said Korean Air’s Vice President of Marketing John Jackson. “Delta is growing fast in Boston and adding an Asia flight will help them solidify their position as Boston’s #1 global airline.”Delta has doubled domestic daily departures out of Boston since 2013 and this year will serve four additional domestic destinations — Cleveland, Chicago, Washington-Reagan, and Newark-Liberty — while also adding more frequencies in another seven key domestic markets. Overall, the airline and its partners will offer up to 149 daily departures to more than 50 destinations from Logan in 2019, an increase of nearly 30 daily departures compared to 2018.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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