Senators bow to will of elected government on transport modernization bill

first_imgOTTAWA – The Senate has bowed to the will of the Trudeau government on an omnibus transportation modernization bill.Senators voted 41-31 Tuesday to drop their insistence on amendments to Bill C-49 — which, among other things, is aimed at preventing rail shipments of grain from getting backlogged again.The bill had been bouncing back and forth between the two houses of Parliament for the past month, much to the frustration of grain farmers.It was passed by the House of Commons in November but the Senate last month sent it back to the elected chamber with 18 amendments.The government accepted two of those amendments and modified three others but rejected the rest.Rather than defer to the will of the elected chamber as is usually the case, Conservative senators joined forces with a handful of independent senators earlier this month to insist on two further amendments and send the bill back to the Commons for a second time — a rare move that was last employed in 2006.The Liberal majority in the Commons voted Tuesday to reject those additional amendments and sent the bill back to the Senate once again, where this time all but Conservative senators agreed to end the standoff.Among other things, C-49 would financially penalize railways that fail to deliver promised rail cars for grain shipments on time. It would also require railways to publicly report each summer on their abilities to move that year’s grain crop, and to publish by Oct. 1 each year a winter contingency plan for keeping shipments moving regardless of bad weather.The bill would also create a new air passenger bill of rights, relax international ownership restrictions on Canadian airlines and require railways to install voice and video recorders in locomotives.Conservative Sen. Michael MacDonald said the amendments rejected Tuesday were aimed at ensuring equitable treatment for the Maritimes when it comes to rail shipments. The fact that some independent senators who supported the amendments earlier this month ultimately “fell in line” with the government proves they’re “not really independent,” he said.last_img read more

Father of woman missing in BC fundraises for drones to help other

first_imgVANCOUVER – John Simpson is determined to use the novel experience he gained in a troubling search for his daughter to help others who have lost loved ones.Ashley Simpson went missing in Salmon Arm, B.C., in April 2016, and this spring her father travelled there from Ontario for a second time. He believed her body might be along the banks of a river or creek.The area had been flooded and it was too dangerous to search on foot, but Simpson had an idea. He told friends he wanted to borrow a drone, and was put in touch with a surprisingly young expert — a 14-year-old boy with a fleet of drones and a strong commitment to his hobby.“It really got me thinking,” said Simpson in a recent phone interview from his home in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.“Watching this young man, and his drone … He can go thousands of feet in the air and he can hover just three or four inches off the ground. If it was going to come to an obstacle, it would stop. … It’s absolutely amazing.”Simpson hired the boy to search the mouth of the Salmon River where it flows into Shuswap Lake. Although his daughter wasn’t found, Simpson was resolved to get more drones into the hands of volunteer crews searching for missing people.Since Ashley Simpson went missing last year at age 32, her family in Ontario has held an annual barbecue to fundraise for women’s shelters. This year, they added a golf tournament and her father used the proceeds to purchase four inexpensive drones, two of which he sent to a missing-women’s advocate in B.C.RCMP wrapped up a wide-scale search of a Salmon Arm farm last week. Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said human remains found at the property were confirmed to belong to one person, 18-year-old Traci Genereaux. Her death is being treated as suspicious but no charges have been laid.At least four other women, including Simpson, remain missing in the region.Jody Leon of the Splatsin First Nation in Enderby, near Salmon Arm, organized a search party for the women this spring that covered more than 100 kilometres. Last week, she received the drones from Simpson and held a meeting for interested volunteers.Leon said she’s connected with a number of experienced drone operators, including some with longer-range drones and another who will help volunteers get licensed under Transport Canada regulations. Their first drone search could be as soon as next week, she said.“John Simpson has been a huge teacher for me in terms of resiliency,” she added. “In any situation, no matter how painful it is, you can still get up and keep fighting.”Transport Canada currently requires anyone using drones for anything other than fun to obtain a special flight operations certificate. Applicants for the certificates are evaluated on a case-by-case basis according to criteria including proposed use, safety record and experience, Transport Canada said in a statement.Even those with a certificate are not allowed to fly drones outside their visual line-of-sight. This makes it difficult for search and rescue crews to use them over distances, said Ali Miri, president of UAViation Aerial Imaging Solutions.Search and rescue organizations in Kamloops and Coquitlam are participating in a pilot project that allows crews to use drones. The project is set to expand to more groups next year, said Andrew Morrison of Emergency Management BC.There are limitations, including that drones can’t see through the tree canopy and weather conditions and battery life make it difficult to search large areas. But they have been useful in assessing hazards before volunteers enter an area and to pinpoint people’s locations using infrared cameras, Morrison said.RCMP have access to drones but Moskaluk declined to say whether they were used in the search for Ashley Simpson. Salmon Arm Search and Rescue said they conducted a three-day ground search.John Simpson doesn’t believe drones will now find his daughter. His aim is to help others who are searching for their loved ones, especially in the crucial first days after they go missing. He eventually hopes to have a Canada-wide network of volunteer drone search teams.But he said he and his wife won’t ever give up searching for their daughter, a jack of all trades who loves to cook, travel and entertain children, and who turns 34 on Nov. 15.“We’ll fight this right to the very end,” said Simpson. “We’ll bring our daughter home and lay her to rest here.”— Follow @ellekane on Twitter.last_img read more

TD Bank halts allowing customers to use credit cards to buy cryptocurrency

first_imgTORONTO – Toronto-Dominion Bank is halting the use of its credit cards to buy cryptocurrency as it conducts a review of the “evolving market.”The recent decision follows moves by several U.S. banks to stop allowing credit card purchases of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.“At TD, we regularly evaluate our policies and security measures, in order to serve and protect our customers, as well as the bank,” a TD spokesperson said in an emailed statement Friday.The value of Bitcoin soared last year, trading for more than C$20,000 per Bitcoin. Since then, the value of the cryptocurrency has come off its all-time highs and trades for around C$13,000, but remains up significantly from where it was a year ago.Royal Bank said Friday it does allow its credit and debit cards to be used for transactions involving cryptocurrency in limited circumstances. However, the lender also cautioned clients about the possibility of a sudden drop in the value of cryptocurrencies which “could expose them to substantially higher debt levels than they are able to repay.”“We do recognize that regulatory, risk and other external environmental factors relating to cryptocurrency continues to evolve,” an RBC spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “As such, we continue to review our policies to consider how we can best support clients.”The Bank of Nova Scotia is also looking closely at its cryptocurrency transaction policy.“We understand that regulatory and risk factors related to cryptocurrency continue to evolve and as a result, we are closely reviewing our policies with respect to cryptocurrency transactions,” a Scotiabank spokesperson said in an emailed statement.The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and the Bank of Montreal did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Companies in this story: (TSX:TD, TSX:RY, TSX:BNS)last_img read more

Trump expresses optimism in trade talks with China

first_imgWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expressing optimism about trade negotiations with China as U.S. officials are expected in Beijing for talks aimed at easing a trade battle.Trump said Sunday he spoke recently to Chinese President Xi Jinping. Trump says: “I really believe they want to make a deal. The tariffs have absolutely hurt China very badly.”After several tit-for-tat tariff increases, the leaders agreed Dec. 1 to postpone further hikes. American officials are due in Beijing Monday.Both governments face pressure to reach a settlement.Chinese economic growth fell to 6.5 per cent in the quarter ending in September. Third-quarter U.S. growth was 3.4 per cent and unemployment is at a five-decade low. But surveys show consumer confidence is weakening due to concerns about growth.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Program seeking mentors for firstyear students

Senior students are needed to show incoming Brock students the proverbial ropes of university life.The Mentorship Plus program is seeking senior student mentors who can help first-year students make the transition successfully from high school to university.The hope is to recruit enough mentors to be matched with 500 first-year students.This year, 250 senior mentors were matched with first-year students through the program but Jackie Crawford, Mentorship Plus co-ordinator, expects the need to double for the upcoming school year.Rachel Mervin, a kinesiology student who participated in Mentorship Plus last year, talked about academic matters such as exams and assignments with her mentor, as well as their lives in general.“The transition to university from high school was really different,” Mervin said. “I needed to know little things, like how to make my way around Mackenzie Chown.”Her mentor, Amanda Milburn, encouraged Mervin to get involved in the PEKN (Physical Education and Kinesiology) council. The two attended weekly meetings together. They met about once a week to talk about other subjects, such as school and stress, and their goals.“Once I got matched up with Amanda, I thought ‘This is cool. This program does what it says it’s going to do,’” Mervin said. “I told my housemates… and (they all got) mentors, too.”To learn more, visit Mentorship Plus or register online. read more

Podcast Unstoppable Greinke The Greatest Basketball Season Ever And Baseball Brain Data

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. Hot Takedown Video Excerpt: Brain Data And Baseball Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (July 21, 2015), we discuss how Zack Greinke is achieving his scoreless-inning streak, look into whether dominance in women’s basketball is not the same as in the men’s game and welcome SB Nation’s Zach Schonbrun to talk about the impact neuroscience may have on baseball scouting. Plus, our Significant Digit of the week: more people are going to women’s soccer games after the U.S. women won the World Cup.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above.Below are some links to what we discuss on this week’s show:Zack Greinke chases the records of Dodgers legends Orel Hershiser and Don Drysdale.Fangraphs’ three keys to Greinke’s streak.Is Elena Delle Donne having the best basketball season in history?Zach Schonbrun on mixing neuroscience and baseball.Significant Digit: 34 percent increase in attendance in National Women’s Soccer League games post-World Cup. read more

Nintendo is releasing a Mario game for iOS

first_imgNintendo has been clear about plans to venture into mobile territory and at the Apple Keynote on Wednesday, the studio announced its next step with a new Mario game on iOS.Super Mario Run is a new endless runner that you can play with one hand, using graphics from New Super Mario Bros. Shigeru Miyamoto, the chief game designer at Nintendo and the person credited with the creation of Mario, made a surprise appearance at the conference to introduce the game.According to the official description of the game, which is already up on the App Store, the game will feature courses for players to compete. How you navigate the levels–which you can do by tapping the screen to make Mario jump–affects how your character behaves. The goal, like on the console version, is to get to the flag pole at the end.The courses will seem familiar to those who’ve been playing the franchise for decades, but the game includes something new: a competitive mode. In a demonstration on the stage, Miyamoto explained that people can play against other users from across the globe to get high scores on courses to see who can collect the most coins and make the most impressions on toads, which you can then recruit for your own Mushroom Kingdom.“Super Mario has evolved whenever he has encountered a new platform,” Miaymoto said in a press release. With the new one-handed capabilities, the possibilities are endless for multi-tasking. “For the first time ever, players will be able to enjoy a full-fledged Super Mario game with just one hand, giving them the freedom to play while riding the subway or my favorite, eating a hamburger.”It’s unknown how much the game will cost, although at the conference, Miyamoto said the game will be available for a “set price.” However, according to the App Store, there will still be in-app purchases. A free version of the game will be available, with the price giving users the opportunity to unlock the full version.No official release date or price has been set, but the company expects the app to be available by the holidays this year.last_img read more

Experts warn against playing in flood water

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – While some South Florida residents have taken to swimming and playing in the flood water, experts warn that playing in the still water can be hazardous.“The longer the water is standing there, the more dangerous it becomes,” said Dr. Bo Rosenblat of Memorial Hospital Pembroke. “We have all kinds of bacteria, viruses, parasites in there. You have to assume any standing water is sewage, or at least mixed with some degree of sewage.”Standing water can also become a breeding ground of mosquitoes carrying diseases like Zika.“There’s all kinds of chemicals in the streets. There’s all kinds of fecal material from animals and sometimes from humans as well,” said Dr. Eileen Marty, Florida International University professor of infectious diseases. “That can lead to a series of different types of infections.”Other risks include dangerous wildlife, such as snakes, as well as bacteria and oil in the water.Vehicles driving through the water also run the risk of hydroplaning if they are driving with worn out tires.“With all the roads that are flooded these days, you really have to be careful because you don’t know what’s underneath the flooded water,” said an official. “The roadway may have washed out or you may be by a canal, and if you enter it, you could possibly drown.” Experts said it is best to avoid wading or driving through the water until the saturated ground dries out.Some of the highest risks of contacting contaminated water is diarrhea or E. coli.Broward County will spray larvicide in parts of Hollywood, Thursday night, before hitting Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill and Sunrise on Friday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Crews start removing smelly seaweed from Miami Beach shore

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Cleanup got underway along the Miami Beach shoreline in an effort to remove smelly seaweed that had been driving away residents and tourists.7News cameras captured a bulldozer scooping aside the stink, Saturday morning.The seaweed removal comes after the community pressed Miami-Dade County officials to take action.Even though it occurs naturally, experts said the brown smelly seaweed has shown up in record numbers in recent years.Miami Beach officials said they are discussing other ways to keep the beaches seaweed free.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

NASAs New Office Will Try to Protect Us From Death by Asteroid

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 2 min read Enroll Now for Free In what sounds like the opening of a sci-fi blockbuster with a big explosions budget, NASA has created a new office — the Planetary Defense Coordination Office — that will track asteroids and comets that pass near the Earth’s orbit.The office will also issue warnings of potential close calls, and in the case of a possible collision is responsible for coordinating emergency plans with the Department of Defense and FEMA, the agency said.Related: Do You Have the Right Stuff? NASA Is Looking for Astronaut Candidates.While the new office consolidates NASA’s asteroid and comet-related tracking efforts, the agency  began financing surveys of near-Earth objects in 1998. Since then, more than 95 percent of the 13,500 recorded near-Earth objects have been discovered and the agency estimates 1,500 new objects are found annuallyToday, NASA believes it’s discovered around 90 percent of all near-Earth objects that are 3,000 feet or larger. Next up is identifying smaller targets: the agency aims to discover the majority of objects 450 feet or bigger — basically slightly larger than the size of your average football field — by 2020.Related: For the First Time Ever, NASA Astronauts Eat Vegetables Grown in SpaceAll in all, this is good news for anyone kept up at night by fears of an asteroid collision. Not only is NASA on the lookout for potential threats, but it has a recently expanded budget to work with (federal funding has increased from $4 million in 2010 to $50 million in 2016).“Defense of our planet is something that NASA, its interagency partners, and the global community take very seriously,” John Grunsfeld, the associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington, said in a statement. “While there are no known impact threats at this time, the 2013 Chelyabinsk super-fireball and the recent ‘Halloween Asteroid’ close approach remind us of why we need to remain vigilant and keep our eyes to the sky.”Related: Remembering George Mueller, the ‘Father of the Space Shuttle’center_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. January 12, 2016last_img read more

Fish Farming Market Recent Trends Development Growth Forecast 20182025

first_imgFish Farming Market by Environment, Fish Type, Distribution Channel, and Region: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018 – 2025″the global fish farming market size was valued at $257,936 million in 2017, and is expected to reach $376,485 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 4.77% from 2018 to 2025. The others segment consists of carps, mackerels, sea bream, and trout is expected to retain its dominant position, in terms of revenue generation, throughout the forecast period.Factors such as increase in concern toward food security, technological advancements in the industry, and rise in awareness about healthy diet fuel the growth of the fish farming industryAsia-Pacific held the leading position in the global fish farming market in 2017 and is expected to maintain its dominance in the future. The fin fish segment is expected to retain its dominant position, in terms of revenue generation, throughout the forecast period.Download Report Sample @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/5237Currently, fish farming is an absolute necessity to meet the food demand and supply. This industry provides high-quality and disease-free fishes by rearing fishes in an environment that meets the hygiene standards. In addition, fish farming activity is utilized to conserve the species on the verge of extinction.The global fish farming market is projected to witness significant growth during the forecast period, owing to increased health awareness among consumers about the intake of balanced nutrient quantities. In addition, rise in government rules and regulations in different countries that promote fish farming to meet the growth in demand to cope with food insecurities is expected to boost the fish farming market size. However, increase in water pollution and changes in climatic conditions hamper the fish farming market growth. Moreover, fish farming production is vulnerable to adverse impacts of diseases such as koi herpesvirus a viral disease that hamper the fish production. Disease outbreaks in recent years have affected farmed Atlantic salmon in Chile, and in several countries in Asia, South America, and Africa, resulting in partial or total loss of production, which restrained the of market growth.The report segments the market on the basis of environment, fish type, and region. The environment segment includes freshwater, marine water, and brackish water. On the basis of fish type, the market is divided into fin fish and others. Region wise, it is analyzed across North America (U.S., Mexico, and Canada), Europe (Russia, Norway, Iceland, and rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Philippine, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia, and rest of Asia-Pacific), and LAMEA (Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa).Freshwater was the highest revenue generator, and is expected to witness highest CAGR of 4.74% during the forecast period, followed by marine water segment at 4.89%.Among all the types of fishes, the other segment that includes carps mackerels, sea bream, and trout generated maximum revenue in 2017. Carps, belonging to the Cyprinidae family, is an extremely large group of fish that is native to Asia and Europe. The hardiness and adaptability of carps have encouraged the domestication of this species globally. They are being considered as highly prized coarse fish that are difficult to hook.Have any Query? Ask our Research Experts: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/5237Others segment comprises mollusks, crustaceans, crabs, octopus, prawns & seals, dolphins, and turtles as well as a diverse group of aquatic animals that dwell in oceans and in freshwater. Seals, dolphins, and turtles are widely reared using fish farming techniques, owing to their high commercial and nutritional values. However, disturbance in natural habitat is causing an adverse effect on these species. Thus, use of recirculating aquaculture technology in an efficient way to increase their population and government regulations promoting conservation of this species are some factors driving this segment.LAMEA was the second largest market in terms of revenue generation, with almost one-fourth share in 2017, and is expected to register a CAGR of 4.55% during the forecast period. In North America, fish farming has ceased expanding in recent years, however, in South America it has shown strong and continuous growth, particularly in Brazil and Peru. This is attributed to technological developments in South America. Moreover, rapid development in the Middle East, in terms of infrastructure and technology, drives the growth of the LAMEA fish farming market. However, weak economies in Africa hamper the spending of consumers, which in turn limits the growth of the market.Top Market Players are: Cermaq Group AS (Mitsubishi Corporation), Cooke Fish Farming Inc., Grupo Farallon Fish Farming, Leroy Sea Food Group, Marine Harvest ASA, P/F Bakkafrost, Fish Farming Technologies Asia Limited, Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd., Tassal Group Limited, and Thai Union Group Public Company Limited.Key findings of the Fish Farming Market:Asia-Pacific is expected to lead the global fish farming market, growing at the highest CAGR of 4.89%, in terms of revenue, from 2018 to 2025.Based on environment, the fresh water segment occupied around 61.8% of fish farming market share of the total market in 2017.By fish type, the others segment that includes craps mackerels, sea bream, and trout occupied a major share of the global market in 2017, in terms of revenue, followed by salmon.China is the largest country, in terms of revenue generation, in the global fish farming market, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.31% from 2018 to 2025.The tilapia fish segment is expected to witness significant growth of 4.62%, in terms of revenue, during the fish farming market forecast period.For more Market Insights, Visit: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/fish-farming-marketContact: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

Bug affects Windows 10 version 1809 shutdown and sleep negatively

first_imgBug affects Windows 10 version 1809 shutdown and sleep negatively by Martin Brinkmann on June 25, 2019 in Windows – 19 commentsDevices with Windows 10 version 1809 may take a prolonged time (60 seconds) to shut down or enter sleep mode because of a newly discovered bug.Microsoft employee Philip Froese confirmed the bug on Microsoft’s Tech Community website.The issue affects devices with connected USB Type-C devices, e.g. docks, chargers, or mobile devices during the power change.Froese notes that the issue may cause a 60 second delay when shutting down or putting the system to sleep if USB Type-C devices are connected to the Windows 10 devices.Microsoft identified the bug in the USB Type-C Connector System Software Interface software implementation. It occurs when the USB Type-C Connector System Software Interface manages new connect or disconnect events while shutdown or sleep are initiated.A bug in the USB Type-C Connector System Software Interface (UCSI) software implementation in Windows 10, version 1809 can cause a 60 second delay in the system sleep or shutdown process if the power-down happens while the UCSI software is busy handling a new connect or disconnect event on a USB Type-C port.The issue does not affect the functionality of the USB Type-C port on the device; both system and ports should function normally on the next start of the system.Apart from the extra one minute the sleep or shutdown process takes in this circumstance, this bug does not affect normal functionality of USB Type-C on your machine. The system and the USB Type-C ports should continue to function properly after the next wake or restart of the system.The issue has not been added to the list of known issues for that particular version of Windows 10 yet. The last issue on Microsoft’s Doc page for Windows 10 version 1809 was added on June 21, 2019. It describes an iSCSI-based SAN connection issue.Froese did not reveal when Microsoft plans to release a fix for the issue (it is certain that it will get fixed). It is also unclear why only Windows 10 version 1809 is affected by the issue and not other versions of Windows 10.The only options that users have who work on affected devices is to either disconnect USB Type-C devices from the device before shutting down the device or entering sleep mode, or to take the hit and wait the extra 60 seconds. (via Deskmodder)Windows 10 version 1809 was one of the buggiest Windows 10 releases since the initial release in 2015. Things have calmed down a bit but it took months of fixing to resolve most of the major bugs that plagued users who upgraded early to the version of Windows 10.SummaryArticle NameBug affects Windows 10 version 1809 shutdown and sleep negativelyDescriptionDevices with Windows 10 version 1809 may take a prolonged time (60 seconds) to shut down or enter sleep mode because of a newly discovered bug.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Healcerion Receives FDA Approval for Sonon 300L Handheld Ultrasound Device

first_imgTechnology | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2018 Healcerion Receives FDA Approval for Sonon 300L Handheld Ultrasound Device App-based mobile ultrasound system provides flexible ultrasound technology for primary care providers Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more July 9, 2018 — South Korea-based Healcerion launched the Sonon 300L wireless handheld ultrasound device to the U.S. market following U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. The Sonon 300L is designed to help primary care providers (PCPs) be more efficient and effective, with instant insight to diagnose or refer a patient to a specialist. The system  provides flexible ultrasound technology at less than 1/10 the cost of a traditional ultrasound machine, with a user interface anyone can learn in minutes, according to the company.Sonon 300L is an advanced diagnostic imaging device that can be used anywhere, with a mobile app downloaded from the Google Play or Apple App Store.The system also supports medical imaging protocols including DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) and PACS (picture archiving and communication systems). Using intuitive finger-touch control to operate, it provides rapid, accurate diagnostics to improve patient care and improve efficiency. Sonon 300L has a three-hour continuous scanning battery life, which far exceeds other handheld ultrasound devices, according to Healcerion.Currently, according to the February 2018 Journal of Family Practice, less than 10 percent of PCPs in the United States utilize ultrasound technology for diagnostic use – for example to assess thyroid, carotid, breast, lung and vascular conditions. In other countries, a larger percentage of physicians utilize diagnostic ultrasound in primary care.Sonon 300L also provides a new diagnostic ultrasound option for retail clinics, urgent care centers, mini-hospitals, home healthcare providers, and rural and third-world regions where cost, space and mobility requirements had previously put traditional ultrasound out of reach.For more information: www.healcerion.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 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 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more Related Content read more last_img read more

Venezuela votes to choose Chávez successor

first_imgCARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelans flocked to the polls Sunday to pick late leader Hugo Chávez’s successor, choosing between the handpicked heir of his socialist revolution and an opponent vowing change in the divided nation.After a brief and bitter campaign, supporters of acting President Nicolas Maduro played military-style bugles to wake up people before dawn to vote in an election pitting him against opposition rival Henrique Capriles.Maduro is widely expected to win the right to complete the new six-year term Chávez won in October, promising to continue oil-funded policies that cut poverty from 50 to 29 percent with popular health, education and food programs.But Capriles, the loser in October polls, hopes discontent over the nation’s soaring murder rate, chronic food shortages, high inflation and regular power outages will give him an upset victory after 14 years under Chávez.Before dying last month, the late leader endorsed Maduro as his successor. Maduro has since cast himself as Chávez’s “son” and sought to elevate his late mentor as a saint-like figure, calling him “Christ the redeemer of the poor.”The 50-year-old former foreign minister pumped his fist as a crowd cheered him on after he stepped out of a black SUV to vote at a Caracas polling station, accompanied by his wife, former attorney general Cilia Flores.Before placing his electronic vote’s receipt in a box, he looked up at the sky and held his hands in prayer.“When I voted, I voted for his memory,” said Maduro, who was mocked by the opposition during the campaign for saying Chávez’s spirit visited him in the form of a bird. “I gave my vote to this little bird that is flying freely. I voted for him.”Maduro, who was accused of exploiting Chávez’s death for political gain, said he would await the election results in the military barracks where the former colonel was laid to rest.Capriles voted in an upper-class neighborhood, kissing a statue of the Virgin Mary after voting and urging Venezuelans to report any election abuses.“What we want is for this country to have a true democracy, a democracy for all, a country where we can all exercise our rights without the possibility of any reprisal,” he said.The 40-year-old state governor accused the government of sending text messages to civil servants to pressure them to vote for Maduro. During the campaign, he said Maduro unfairly used state resources to his advantage.From Venezuela’s Amazon region to the Caribbean coast and the capital’s hillside slums, voters cast ballots to decide the future of a nation sitting on the world’s biggest proven oil reserves.At the school where Chávez used to vote in the poor January 23 neighborhood, some voters hailed his legacy.“The commitment to the revolution is very strong,” said Denis Oropeza, 33, a museum employee voting there as a truck played a recording of Chávez asking Venezuelans to vote for Maduro before cancer took his life.Later, two of Chávez’s daughters voted at the school and were applauded by the crowd. People chanted “Chávez lives! The struggle goes on!”Across town, in a neighborhood known as a Capriles bastion, voters said they were fed up with violence that left 16,000 people dead last year and a weak economy that has people struggling to find butter and milk in grocery stores.“I want change because the situation is not good. There’s no security, the country is divided in two,” said Pietro Bellacicco, 75, a retired agricultural worker.Polling stations began to close at 2230 GMT but people will be allowed to vote as long as lines exist.Chávez named Maduro – a former bus driver and union activist who rose to foreign minister and vice president – as his political heir in December before undergoing a final round of cancer surgery. He died on March 5 aged 58.Maduro and Capriles engaged in an acrimonious campaign marked by insults, government allegations of assassination plots against the acting leader and the virtual beatification of Chávez.Maduro called his rival a “little bourgeois,” while Capriles derided the tall, broad-shouldered acting president as a “bull-chicken.”Capriles avoided criticizing Chávez, however, pledging to maintain his social “missions.” He lost to Chávez by 11 points in the Oct. 7 presidential election – the opposition’s best ever showing against him.But he blamed the government for the nation’s economic woes and vowed to cut the “gift” to Cuba – a deal in which Caracas ships 100,000 barrels of oil per day while Havana sends doctors and other experts to Venezuela.Opinion polls gave Maduro a lead of 10-20 points, though the last survey conducted by Datanalisis last week gave him a 9.7-point edge. The winner will be sworn in on Friday. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Aimia AirAsia Think Big Digital Form Partnership to grow AirAsia BIG

first_imgResults indicated in forward-looking statements may differ materially from actual results for a number of reasons, including without limitation, dependency on top accumulation partners and clients, changes to the Aeroplan Program, conflicts of interest, greater than expected redemptions for rewards, regulatory matters, retail market/economic conditions, industry competition, Air Canada liquidity issues, Air Canada or travel industry disruptions, airline industry changes and increased airline costs, supply and capacity costs, unfunded future redemption costs, failure to safeguard databases and consumer privacy, changes to coalition loyalty programs, seasonal nature of the business, other factors and prior performance, foreign operations, legal proceedings, reliance on key personnel, labour relations, pension liability, technological disruptions and inability to use third party software, failure to protect intellectual property rights, interest rate and currency fluctuations, leverage and restrictive covenants in current and future indebtedness, uncertainty of dividend payments, managing growth, credit ratings, as well as the other factors identified in this news release and throughout Aimia’s public disclosure record on file with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Source = AirAsia “Asia represents a key region for Aimia as we expand our presence globally, and we believe the partnership between ourselves, AirAsia and Tune Group provides a fantastic platform to further demonstrate our unique capabilities in the loyalty industry,” added Marc Allsop, Aimia’s Senior Vice President of Business Development. “This partnership brings three innovative, forward-thinking brands together for the long-term benefit of our customers.” “With AirAsia’s customer base of over 43 million guests a year, the potential of BIG to deliver deeper, more meaningful relationships to a broad membership base is significant,” said Alice Goh, CEO AirAsia BIG Loyalty program. “We believe that this potential extends beyond flight revenues and we look forward to working with all BIG partners to build a cutting-edge program.” “The AirAsia BIG loyalty program is a great opportunity to export Aimia’s coalition business model and to help our clients create deep and lasting relationships with their customers,” said Rupert Duchesne, Aimia’s Group Chief Executive. “Through this partnership with AirAsia and Tune Group, we look forward to sharing our experience with this program, while also growing our presence in the high-potential Asian loyalty market.” AirAsia BIG loyalty program spans across Southeast Asia, a growing market with a population of 634 million. The region is ranked fourth globally in airline market size. Forward-looking statements are included in this news release. These forward-looking statements are identified by the use of terms and phrases such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “may”, “plan”, “predict”, “project”, “will”, “would”, and “should” and similar terms and phrases, including references to assumptions. Such statements may involve but are not limited to comments with respect to strategies, expectations, planned operations or future actions. The forward-looking statements contained herein represent Aimia’s expectations as of November 13, 2013, and are subject to change after such date. However, Aimia disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities regulations.  Aimia Inc. (TSX: AIM) (“Aimia”), a global leader in loyalty management headquartered in Canada, AirAsia Berhad (BM: AIRA) (“AirAsia”), Asia’s fastest growing and largest low-cost airline, and Think Big Digital (“Think Big”) Sdn Bhd , today announced the signing of a partnership agreement for Aimia’s acquisition of a minority stake in Think Big, the owner and operator of BIG – AirAsia and Tune Group’s loyalty program. “The partnership between AirAsia, Think Big Digital and Aimia is yet another way that AirAsia and Tune Group are innovating and driving change in the Asian airline market – all to the benefit of our members, guests and investors,” said Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia and co-founder of Tune Group. “With its experience running the world’s largest standalone frequent flyer programs, the Aimia team has unique and invaluable insight. We are thrilled to be working together to leverage that knowledge as we continue to grow the AirAsia BIG loyalty program.” Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements Forward-looking statements, by their nature, are based on assumptions and are subject to important risks and uncertainties. Any forecasts, predictions or forward-looking statements cannot be relied upon due to, among other things, changing external events and general uncertainties of the business and its corporate structure. Aimia will initially invest approximately (C$16 million) in Think Big, with up to an additional (C$7 million) to be invested if certain milestones are achieved by December 31, 2015. The AirAsia BIG loyalty program continues to benefit from the growing customer base of both AirAsia and Tune Group. It has already attracted a broad coalition of partners ranging from credit card companies, retail stores, petrol stations, and insurance and telecom firms, in addition to the AirAsia and Tune Group family partners. The partnership combines AirAsia’s unrivaled success in the Asian market, which has seen it grow from just two aircraft to more than 160 in 12 years, Tune Group’s portfolio of successful companies including hotels, pre-paid Visa cards, insurance and music companies – and Aimia’s unmatched expertise in the design and management of travel-based loyalty programs, to provide BIG members and partners with a loyalty proposition that is truly rewarding.last_img read more

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first_imgSpectacular harbour views, glowing cocktails and illuminated Dom Pérignon Champagne are just the beginning of the Vivid Sydney experience at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney this year from 26 May to 17 June.The Sydney luxury hotel will join the celebrations starting with the return of its popular Dom Pérignon Luminous Champagne pop-up in Grain Bar.Grain will glow green each night of the festival with an exclusive pop-up Champagne bar serving Dom Pérignon by the glass for $60, and Dom Pérignon Luminous by the bottle paired with a complimentary dozen freshly-shucked oysters for $375.The streetfront bar will also offer gourmet treats designed to match with Champagne, such as lobster corn dogs with citrus aioli and duck fat fries, along with a Vivid-inspired signature cocktail, Viva Violetta ($18) mixed with purple-coloured locally made Ink Gin.Festival goers can make a night of it and enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views of Vivid’s colourful projections across the Harbour Bridge and Opera House from one of Four Seasons Hotel Sydney’s harbour-view rooms or suites.To celebrate the festival, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney has created a special Vivid Sydney Package, including overnight accommodation, buffet breakfast for two and a complimentary Viva Violetta signature cocktail in Grain bar, starting from AU$380 per night*.last_img read more

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lowest rate in the country To determine the 10 metro areas where people felt most unsafe walking alone at night 24/7 Wall St reviewed figures from the Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index Responses were collected for the index over 2012 and 2013 To determine how recorded crime rates actually aligned with citizens opinions of these areas we considered figures published in the FBIs Uniform Crime Report for 2012 Unemployment rates are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for December 2013 and are seasonally adjusted Other figures such as poverty rates education and income are from the Census Bureaus 2012 American Community Survey Population figures are from 2012 as well These are the cities where Americans dont feel safe 5 Modesto Calif > Pct feel safe at night: 542% > Pct without money for shelter: 142%% (10th highest) > Violent crime rate: 5494 per 100000 (48th highest) > Poverty rate: 203% (64th highest) > Population: 523330 (124th highest) With relatively high crime rates Modesto residents are not likely to feel completely at ease walking alone at night Motor vehicle theft was particularly bad in the area with more than 780 incidents per 100000 residents in 2012 second worst nationwide Like many metro areas where people feel unsafe Modestos economy has been strained in recent years The unemployment rate was an abysmal 123% at the end of last year among the highest rates nationwide More than one in five residents lived in poverty in 2012 also among the highest rates in the nation More than 14% of respondents said they had enough money for shelter at all times in the past 12 months among the worst rates in the country 4 Columbus Ga-Ala > Pct feel safe at night: 542% > Pct without money for shelter: 148% (7th highest) > Violent crime rate: 4374 per 100000 (99th highest) > Poverty rate: 187% (102nd highest) > Population: 304291 (182nd highest) Like in many of the cities in which people do not feel safe 148% of Columbus residents said that they did not have enough money for adequate shelter within the past year among the 10 worst rates in the country A high percentage of people in the area struggled economically The areas median household income was less than $43000 in 2012 versus more than $51000 nationwide Additionally the area had one of the nations highest portions of residents on food stamps at 206% that year The region also had 1663 robberies per 100000 people in 2012 among the highest rates in the nation and 47786 property crimes per 100000 people worse than all but just five other metro areas in the country 3 Stockton Calif > Pct feel safe at night: 522% > Pct without money for shelter: 125% (tied for 34th highest) > Violent crime rate: 8893 per 100000 (6th highest) > Poverty rate: 184% (108th highest) > Population: 702670 (97th highest) Stockton had 889 incidents of violent crime for every 100000 residents in 2012 higher than all but a handful of metro areas nationwide That year there were 89 murders or 127 per 100000 residents among the highest rates in the nation Cases of aggravated assault and robbery were also extremely frequent Violent crime was such a problem in Stockton that year that the citys police declared a policy of immediately dispatching officers only in cases of violent crimes and crimes in progress The city of Stockton which is currently working on plans to exit from bankruptcy has lost police officers in recent years due to a combination of layoffs and retirements At the end of 2013 12% of the areas workforce was unemployed While this was down from 16% two years before it was still among the worst unemployment rates in the nation 2 Yakima Wash > Pct feel safe at night: 513% > Pct without money for shelter: 125% (tied for 34th highest) > Violent crime rate: 3494 per 100000 (172nd highest) > Poverty rate: 231% (29th highest) > Population: 249564 (178th lowest) While Yakima residents often felt unsafe walking home alone at night the areas violent crime rate was actually lower than the national rate 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