Another group of Sri Lankans sent home

Since August 13 last year, 963 Sri Lankans have returned home – 756 of them involuntarily. Without a valid visa they had no legal right to remain in Australia, the Australian High Commission said. “There is no visa on arrival, there is no speedy outcome, and there is no special treatment.“We are committed to breaking the evil people smuggling trade, deterring people from taking dangerous journeys by boat and saving lives at sea.“We will continue to transfer people to Nauru and Manus Island.” “When people arrived to Australia unauthorised, any claims they make for their reasons to travel to Australia are assessed by the Department of Immigration. If these claims are not covered by the refugee convention, they will be returned to their home land wherever possible,” the Australian High Commission quoted O’Connor as saying.“People who pay smugglers are risking their lives and throwing their money away. Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Brendan O’Connor today announced another group of Sri Lankan irregular maritime arrivals were flown home from Christmas Island to Colombo.The Australian High Commission in Colombo said that a group of 20 people were advised of their status and they were subject to removal from Australia as none of them raised issues that engaged Australia’s international obligations. People returned involuntarily do not have access to reintegration assistance. (Colombo Gazette)

Government wants close ties with China

Abeywardena, who was a Minister in the former Government and later supported the new Government headed by President Maithripala Sirisena, said that a stable economy in China is important to the region, including Sri Lanka. The Government today noted the importance of maintaining strong economic ties with China.State Minister of Finance Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena told Parliament that today some of the most powerful countries in the world have realized that they need to be close to China. The Minister said that more Chinese investors must be invited to Sri Lanka and an issues which may arise should be resolved amicably. The former Sri Lankan Government initiated several projects with Chinese assistance but the new Government which took office in January this year decided to align itself more with India and the United States.Abeywardena however said that it is important that Sri Lanka expands its ties with China. He recalled that even Britain, which had once maintain a distance from China was now getting close and this was evident during the visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to UK.The Chinese Government was involved in several projects in Sri Lanka, including in a port, airport and highway project.The port project was put on hold after the new Government took office but last week a Government Minister insisted that the project will resume under a new agreement. (Colombo Gazette)

Barrick to shut Lumwana in face of imminent 20 royalty introduction

first_imgBarrick Gold Corporation says it will initiate procedures to suspend operations at the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia following the passage of legislation in 2015 that raises the royalty rate on the country’s open pit mining operations from 6% to 20%. The new taxation regime, which is expected to go into effect on January 1, 2015, eliminates corporate income tax, but imposes a 20% gross royalty on revenue without any consideration of profitability.“The introduction of this royalty has left us with no choice but to initiate the process of suspending operations at Lumwana. Despite the progress we have made to reduce costs and improve efficiency at the mine, the economics of an operation such as Lumwana cannot support a 20% gross royalty, particularly in the current copper price environment,” said Co-President Kelvin Dushnisky. “We sincerely regret the impact this will have on our people, as well as the communities and the businesses that depend on Lumwana, and we remain hopeful that the government will consider an alternative solution that will allow the mine to continue operating,” said Co-President Jim Gowans.In the meantime, the company will initiate procedures to transition Lumwana to care and maintenance. Major workforce reductions are planned to commence in March, following the legally required notice period. The transition to care and maintenance is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2015. In the absence of a modification to the newly-adopted royalty regime, Barrick expects to record an impairment charge related to Lumwana in the fourth quarter of 2014. Lumwana’s current net carrying value is approximately C$1 billion.Lumwana is located in Zambia’s Northwestern Province and supports approximately 4,000 direct jobs. The mine is a major driver of the provincial economy, purchasing close to $400 million in goods and services from Zambian suppliers in 2013 and supporting a range of community projects in education, literacy, health care and training. In the first nine months of 2014, Lumwana produced 138 Mlbs of copper at C3 fully allocated costs of C$2.98/lb. The mine had 6.6 billion pounds of copper in reserves as of December 31, 2013.last_img

Forage en eau profonde une nouvelle défaite pour Barack Obama

first_imgForage en eau profonde : une nouvelle défaite pour Barack ObamaÉtats-Unis – La justice américaine a rejeté l’appel de l’administration Obama, après que le moratoire sur l’interdiction des forages en eau profonde a été suspendu le mois dernier par un juge de Louisiane (voir article).En réaction à la marée noire engendrée par l’explosion et le naufrage d’une plateforme pétrolière exploitée par BP dans le Golfe du Mexique, Barack Obama a mis en place un moratoire de six mois interdisant le forage en eau profonde pour prévenir de nouvelles catastrophes.À lire aussiLes mégaséismes auraient un impact sur les sites d’exploitation de pétrole et de gazMais à la fin de mois de juin, un juge de Louisiane a annulé cette mesure en raison de l’impact qu’elle pourrait avoir sur l’économie de la région du Golfe du Mexique. Les compagnies pétrolières et les autorités locales craignaient en effet la perte de 10.000 à 20.000 emplois directs et indirects.L’administration du président américain a immédiatement fait appel de cette décision, et c’est hier, jeudi 9 juillet, que la cour d’appel a rendu son verdict. Le tribunal a estimé que le gouvernement n’avait pas su prouver que l’annulation du moratoire pourrait entraîner des “dommages irréparables”.Pour pallier le maintient de cette annulation, le gouvernement américain entend mettre en place un nouveau moratoire. “Au vu de ce que nous avons appris depuis la marée noire, il est de plus en plus évident que les compagnies n’ont peut-être pas les moyens suffisants pour faire face à une marée noire. Par conséquent, et comme le secrétaire de l’Intérieur l’a déjà dit, il va décider d’un nouveau moratoire”, a en effet déclaré Kendra Barkoff, porte-parole du département de l’Intérieur.Le 9 juillet 2010 à 16:51 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img

Karen Q confirms she suffered a broken leg at Saturdays NXT live

first_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Facebook Now Playing Up Next Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NXT Superstar Karen Q confirmed on Twitter (view below) that she suffered a broken leg during Saturday night’s NXT live event in Atlanta, GA.Karen was teaming with Bianca Belair against Rhea Ripley and Reina Gonzalez when the injury occurred.  Karen had to be carried out by a referee and two other personnel. She noted in her Twitter post that she won’t be able to the #NXTRoadTrip.  She also went on to say she will be back and thanked all that have reached out to her.As of this report there is no word on how long Karen Q will be out of action.On behalf of the staff of Wrestleview, we wish Karen Q a speedy recovery.Unfortunately, I won’t be able to finish the #NXTRoadTrip. I’m so proud of the matches I had this weekend and grateful to have the best family, friends & coworkers. My leg is broken, but I will be back! Thanks to all who have reached out and showed me love! #HoldMyDrinkIllBeBack— Karen Q (@karenmeee) July 28, 2019 WWE Star Shares ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Cosplay The NBA is Not looking For Ninja Players Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of convention Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Odell Beckham Can’t Wear His 250 Grand Watch On The Field Anymore Google+ Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Star Shares ‘Dragon Ball Z’ CosplayVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:33/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Jim Cornette will be color commentator for brand new NWA studio wrestling series Pinterest Julio Jones Becomes NFL’s Highest Paid Wide Receiverlast_img


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 3, 2017 – Providenciales – Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital unveiled the first of two designated breastfeeding rooms during World Breast Feeding Week on Wednesday, 02 August 2017 as a continuation of its effort to implement the steps underscored in the global Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI).While mothers may choose to breast feed in public spaces, the hospital has provided additional support for mothers through the option to nurse in a comfortable private space, if desired. The room located near the main entrance of Cheshire Hall Medical Centre and strategically positioned across from the designated baby changing room, was donned in soft hues of pink and blue with soothing lullabies.In the coming months, the dedicated room will include a television, additional breast feeding resources, rocking chairs, and breast pumps will be made available for usage upon request.  A breast feeding room has also been designated at Cockburn Town Medical Centre on Grand Turk and will be opening soon.Yolande Pompey-Robinson became the first mother to utilize the special space at the medical centre on Providenciales with her 6-week old son, Jacob, who has become a poster child for breastfed babies. The local mother of three volunteered to publically breastfeed daily inside the hospital foyer to raise awareness of the healthiest form of feeding as part of the Maternity Unit’s exhibition.The exhibition featured natural herbs to increase breast milk supply such as Fenugreek, Blessed thistle, Milk thistle and Fennel; foods to increase breast milk supply such as ground flaxseed, garlic, dark green leafy vegetables, sesame seeds and whole grain. Other items on display included prenatal vitamins, electric and manual breast pumps, reusable and disposable nursing pads, nursing bras, Lanolin Cream, breast milk storage bags and a cooler with icepacks used to store and transport stored breast milk.The Hospital’s Baby Friendly Policy has been erected outside the Maternity Unit and inside the Breastfeeding Room at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre along with the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding established by WHO and UNICEF. Baby-Friendly hospitals and birthing facilities must adhere to the steps to receive, and retain, a Baby-Friendly designation. TCI Hospital seeks to acquire the designation by December 2019.The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding are:Have a written breastfeeding policy that is routinely communicated to all health care staff.Train all health care staff in the skills necessary to implement this policy.Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding.Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within one hour of birth.Show mothers how to breastfeed and how to maintain lactation, even if they are separated from their infants.Give infants no food or drink other than breast-milk, unless medically indicated.Practice rooming in – allow mothers and infants to remain together 24 hours a day.Encourage breastfeeding on demand.Give no pacifiers or artificial nipples to breastfeeding infants.Foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups and refer mothers to them on discharge from the hospital or birth center.Press Release: interHealthCanadaGroup Photo Caption(L-R): Lakeisha Wilson – Nutritionist, Primary Healthcare; Dr Denise Braithwaite-Tennant –  IHC Chief of Medical Services; Dr. Dawn Perry-Ewing – IHC Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mikette Bain – IHC Deputy Chief of Clinical Services. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img

Will former Columbian building be new City Hall

first_imgThe city of Vancouver is “very seriously” considering consolidating most of its staff into one large building, a move intended to save $1 million a year, Mayor Tim Leavitt said Monday.Vancouver spends about $2 million a year to house its 1,000 employees in six buildings spread over downtown and as far out as Northeast 77th Avenue. The idea of buying or leasing one large building has long been part of the city’s long-term goals.“We are considering very seriously a large transaction that will save the taxpayers of our community significant dollars,” Leavitt said. “Taxpayers continue to demand that we find ways to become more efficient.”There aren’t many structures around Vancouver that would be able to house the city’s staff. But the former Columbian building, now owned by Bank of America, would have adequate space.No Vancouver official would confirm the city is interested in the former Columbian building.The city council Monday night spent just under an hour in a closed executive session to discuss real estate property acquisition, according to the council agenda. Only the seven-member council and relevant city officials may attend executive sessions.last_img

Driver who struck high school principal faces additional charges

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – The driver in a crash that critically injured a South Florida school principal is facing more charges.Marilyn Aguilera appeared in court, Wednesday, facing an additional DUI charge for causing serious injury to South Dade High School principal Javier Perez.According to police, Aguilera was behind the wheel of an SUV that struck Perez at a ball park back in April.Aguilera has pleaded not guilty and remains on house arrest.Perez has since remained in the hospital.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Come take a virtual tour of the CNET Smart Home

first_imgTyler Lizenby/CNET Do you love tech and wanna see something cool? Then please allow me to direct your attention to the brand new home page for the CNET Smart Home. Linger for a minute on the gorgeous time-lapse of the house as it sits underneath our expansive Kentucky sky. Scroll down, have a look inside and walk around, virtually. Take the tour hereWe’ve broken the place out room-by-room to give you an idea of what we’ve installed. You can see the kitchen, the dining area, the living room, the master bedroom and other spaces all mapped out, and we’ve labelled pretty much everything. Hover over the dots to find out which devices we’re using where. My favorite thing is the Lutron Serena smart shades.  kitchen.pngCome take a tour of the CNET Smart Home! Rich Brown/CNET Think of the house as less of a unified experience built on one single platform, and more of a living laboratory where we’re constantly adding or swapping devices as they come out so we can test them out in a real residential setting. (No, no one actually lives there. Yes, we’re there testing products every day. And yes, this is CNET Smart Home 2.0 here in Louisville — here’s a tour of the first one.) If you’re wondering what to buy for your own home, you might consider a smart ceiling fan from Big Ass Fans like we have in the home, for example, but our list of the best smart home devices is the best place to go for those recommendations.  As in the real world, the smart home technology we have in the home is always changing. Think of this view as a moment in time — when we’ve cleaned up for company. Even since we shot the virtual walkthrough in June, we’ve installed Kohler’s new, smart kitchen faucet that works with all the major voice assistants. (“Hey Alexa, tell Kohler to pour me a gallon of water.”) Wondering what’s down those stairs off the living room (it’s the basement), or about the garage interior and other spaces the virtual tour doesn’t reach? We test products there as well — like these garage door openers, for example. Even our utility closet is worth popping into, as depicted in this review of the Sense energy monitor. Hopefully we can include those areas in the future. For now, the virtual tour gives you a pretty good idea about the feel of the place and what we have installed there. Take the tour and check out our daily coverage across the entire smart home landscape. Our goal, as always, remains informing you about every aspect of smart home technology, from products, to breaking news, to how you can make the most of what you’ve bought and what it all means for your privacy. We’re fortunate to have a great-looking home to serve as the backdrop — and launchpad — for all that coverage. 0 Post a comment CNET Smart Home Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected CNET Smart Home • reading • Take a virtual tour of the CNET Smart Home, our living lab for smart home tech See All Share your voice Aug 30 • iRobot Roomba S9 Plus vs. Neato Botvac D7 Connected Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) Tags Smart Homelast_img

Mallannasagar Oustees Government told to handover cheques to

first_imgHyderabad: Division Bench of the Telangana High Court comprising Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Shameem Akhtar on Tuesday directed the counsel appearing for the State government to bring cheques to the court on July 18 for handing them to the petitioners or oustees of Komravelli Mallanasagar counsel Ch Ravi Kumar. The petitioners earlier refused to take those cheques from the officials. Also Read – Kids show eco-friendly ways in Mahabubabad Advertise With Us The court directed the governments to pay due compensation to the land oustees in accordance with the Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R&R) package prepared by the state government for the Mallanna Sagar reservoir project land oustees. The court posted the matter to July 18 for further hearing. HC orders status quo on plastic units on Mir Alam Tank Also Read – Hanamkonda: TDP will hit back strongly Advertise With Us Justice P Naveen Rao of the Telangana High Court on Tuesday pronounced an interim order to maintain status quo pertaining to the plastic units set up on the lake bed and buffer zone of Mir Alam Tank in the Hyderabad area. Justice pronounced this order against the earlier decision of the GHMC to demolition plastic structures built near the Mir Alam Tank. The Judge heard Government Pleader for Revenue Department M Harish Kumar who assured the court that a joint survey would be taken up to demarcate areas near the tank for taking action against the petitioners. The Judge therefore ordered for a status quo and posted the matter to three weeks.last_img

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry plan to not reveal baby Archies godparents

first_imgMeghan Markle and Prince Harry plan to keep the identity of baby Archie’s godparents private. The same was revealed by the Buckingham Palace in an official statement. “The godparents, in keeping with their wishes, will remain private,” the statement reads.”The Duke and Duchess of Sussex look forward to sharing some images taken on the day by photographer Chris Allerton,” Buckingham Palace said in the statement. “Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will be christened in a small private ceremony by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday 6th July.” The Duke and Duchess of Sussex wished to keep an intimate and peaceful setting and hence they chose the private chapel at Windsor Castle. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with The QueenInstagramA royal source told People that, “wanted an intimate, peaceful setting in a place with such a special connection to Her Majesty.”25 close family members and friends are reported to attend the christening. On the same, the source further added, “This is a beautiful milestone and they are excited to share it as a family first and then with the world.” The private chapel is considered to be a deeply personal spot in the Windsor castle for the Royals. Going down the history lane, we learn that the room was originally created for Queen Victoria between 1840 and 1847. However, it was destroyed by a tragic Windsor fire in 1992. It was later rebuilt with modern details in 1994.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding did take place at the larger St. George Chapel at Windsor Castle. Interestingly, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child, Prince Louis was christened at the Chapel Royal in St. James Palace in July! We are curious to know what Meghan Markle will don for the event as it is her first royal baby’s christening. Prince Archie HarrisonInstagramSo far Prince Harry has been making several appearances since the birth of his first born, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, including a trip to the Netherlands, Rome and more. Meghan Markle, on the other hand, has been keeping a good distance from the limelight as she is focussing on the new phase in her life, motherhood.last_img

Why is Vikrams Kadaram Kondan banned in this country

first_imgVikram in Kadaram Kondan.PR HandoutVikram’s Kadaram Kondan, which was released in India and part of the globe last weekend, is banned in Malaysia, one of the biggest markets for Tamil movies overseas.”We regret to inform that Kadaram Kondan movie will not be released in Malaysia as per the order of the Film Censorship Board of Malaysia. We are apologize for the inconvenience…Thanks for your support and stay tuned for further updates. [sic]” Lotus Five Star AV, the company which has acquired the theatrical rights, announced the news on its Facebook account. According to reports, the Film Censorship Board of Malaysia refused to give clearance to Kadaram Konda as it felt that the Tamil movie projects the Malaysian police and people in negative light. As a result, the movie is believed to be suffering an estimated loss of around Rs 2-4 crore.However, Kadaram Kondan has opened to fairly positive reviews in India and abroad, and made a decent collection at the box office in the first weekend. It may be recalled that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Padmavaat, which had Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in the leads, had met with the same fate as the government banned it fearing backlash from the Muslim community.Coming to Kadaram Kondan, it is a fast-paced thriller in which Akshara Haasan and Abi Haasan enact important roles. Chiyaan’s performance, well-choreographed stunt sequences (especially, chase scenes), cinematography and background score are the major attractions in the film.Rajesh Selva has written and directed the film, produced by Kamal Haasan on the banner of Raj Kamal Films International.last_img

DaVinci MIQRO Vaporizer Review Vaping Gets Tiny

first_imgVapes are getting smarter and smaller all the time, and sometimes at the same time. DaVinci Vaporizer’s new MIQRO vaporizer is its tiniest ground material vape yet, packing plenty of customization to get just the right plumes of floral recreation you want. DaVinci sent us the MIQRO Explorers Collection to test.The MIQRO is the updated, slightly scaled-back version of the DaVinci IQ, which our sister site PCMag reviewed last year. The IQ is pretty powerful and very flexible (for a ground-material-only vape that can’t use concentrates), with lots of options for temperature settings and a connected app for customizing those settings further. The IQ was also pretty expensive, at $279. The MIQRO cuts down the size by 33 percent and the price by even more; this smaller vape is a much more wallet-friendly $149. It also manages to keep pretty much all of the IQ’s on-board features in its smaller, less expensive frame.It’s shaped just like the compact IQ, but is even smaller at 3.1 by 1.3 by 0.9 inches (HWD). We got the graphite version, but it also comes in Onyx (black), Cobalt (blue), Rust (red), and Amethyst (purple). The controls are basically the same as on the IQ. The right side holds a power/mode button (press five times to turn on or off, press once to toggle between Smart Paths and Precision heating modes) and a rocker button for adjusting temperature.A 5-by-3 LED array shows the vape’s status, including how much battery power it has, and whether it’s currently heating up or if it’s at a stable temperature. The array is smaller than the IQ’s 16-by-3 LED array, so it can only show one number at a time instead of all three of the current or set temperature. You have to stare at it for a few seconds for all the numbers to scroll.The Smart Paths mode uses preset start and end temperatures to slowly raise the heat as you vape over each pull. There are four Smart Paths to choose from, from 350-370 degrees (Fahrenheit) to 410-430 degrees. You can also use Precision mode to set the MIQRO to a precise temperature from 255 to 430 degrees. All you need to do is press the rocker button up or down to select the Smart Path or temperature.Actually, all you can do is press the rocker button up or down to change the temperature, because the MIQRO drops more than physical size and price from the IQ; it drops app support. This means you have to manually set the temperature on the vape itself instead of through the DaVinci app. It’s not a big problem, because I found the DaVinci app crashed too much to be very useful with the IQ to begin with, but combined with the smaller display it makes precision temperature adjustments tedious. Find your favorite temperature and stick with it.The oven is fairly small, and you can make it smaller by adjusting the pearl on the door. Don’t expect to run a full session with six people without repacking; this is a good vape for solo users with maybe a friend or two to share it with.For its size, the MIQRO performs pretty great. It heats up rapidly, hitting 370 degrees in 39 seconds. The vapor it produces is smooth and dense, and you can switch between the flat mouthpiece and tube-shaped extended mouthpiece (that also enables the use of bubblers) depending on your tastes. It might not create massive plumes, but considering how compact it is, the MIQRO definitely gets the job done.The standard MIQRO includes the vape itself, the extended mouthpiece, a USB cable, and an accessory kit which includes a little keychain with a metal pick for getting ground material out of the oven, some pipe cleaners, and some alcohol wipes. The Collector’s Edition MIQRO is available for $50 more ($199), and adds a removable rubber sleeve for protection, a canvas carry bag, an extra battery, a metal carry can keychain that can hold an extra battery and ground material, and a grinder coin that works like a circular grinder card. The case, sleeve, and extra battery make the Collector’s Edition worth the price, and it’s still $80 less than the IQ.The DaVinci MIQRO is an easy recommendation, even over the excellent DaVinci IQ. It’s small, stylish, easy to use, and reliable. The smaller display and lack of app support is slightly inconvenient, but considering the MIQRO is just over half the price of the IQ, it’s a worthy trade-off.ProsCompactFlexibleFast heat-upSmooth vaporGreat PriceEasy to UseConsSmall ovenSmall displayTedious temperature adjustmentNeed more to compare to? We gave the Firefly 2 four stars when we reviewed it. Learn about the best budget vape ever made. And we’ve got a great review of Eyce’s silicone water pipes. Follow all reviews and news for vapes here. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img

Huge truck overturns on N11

first_imgThere has been total road closure on the N11 due to the fact that a huge truck overturned last night (Thursday) just outside Ladysmith. The truck was carrying a load of wooden pallets.No one was injured in the accident.Recovery operations are still in progress and there was a major backlog of vehicles.The road is now open and traffic is starting to move slowly.Police are still on scene. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there?last_img

Frost Sullivan Recognizes Volpara Solutions Quantitative Breast Imaging Tools

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 IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more March 28, 2016 — Based on its recent analysis of the breast density assessment solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Volpara Solutions with the 2016 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership.Volpara Solutions offers a suite of multi-vendor breast imaging tools including VolparaDensity, VolparaAnalytics, VolparaDose, and VolparaResearch. The quantitative software tools allow for personalized measurements of volumetric breast density, patient dose, breast compression and other factors designed to help maintain accuracy and consistent quality in breast screening.VolparaAnalytics provides quality metrics and key performance indicators that let facilities evaluate their mammography and tomosynthesis system utilization, examination times, patient dose, patient positioning and patient comfort. This can help sites correct issues that may impact the quality of the breast imaging services they deliver and help improve quality of care.”The company believes that the more specific data it provides to the medical professional, the more it contributes to securing an accurate diagnosis for patients, and this is a driving force behind new solution developments that collect a new type of data,” said Frost & Sullivan’s Research Associate, Svetlana Korosteleva. “Volpara Solutions leverages modern network technologies and supporting IT [information technology] deployment models. It intends to further expand its analytics capabilities by leveraging wider sets of metrics that enable it to switch to predictive healthcare, the next frontier for the healthcare industry.”Frost & Sullivan is pleased to recognize Volpara Solutions for innovative strategies in strengthening its brand and thereby, demand for its products, in the intensely competitive breast density assessment solutions market.Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has leveraged competitive intelligence to successfully execute a competitive strategy that results in stronger market share, competitive brand positioning and customer satisfaction.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Related Content 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 | Breast read more

Hawaiian Airlines introduces new meal program designer uniforms

first_imgHawaiian Airlines introduces new meal program, designer uniforms Hawaiian Airlines, the only U.S. carrier to offer travelers complimentary meals on all transpacific flights for over three decades, is cooking up something new. Hawai‘i’s hometown carrier will introduce new elements in both food and fashion tomorrow by launching a new meal program for its North American routes while debuting uniforms by local designer Sig Zane across its network. Guests in the Main Cabin on Hawaiian flights between Hawaii and Western U.S. gateway cities will be treated to complimentary meal service exclusively created for the airline’s new Pau Hāna Café brand. The new service, based on guest feedback, is being launched in preparation for the roll-out of Hawaiian’s new fleet of A321neo aircraft early next year. “Our complimentary in-flight meals have been a hallmark of the authentic and warm hospitality our guests have enjoyed for decades,” said Avi Mannis, Hawaiian Airlines’ senior vice president of marketing. “In adapting our meal program for the narrow-body A321neos, we found that our guests highly value opportunities to interact with our in-flight crew, so we added more service touch-points during their travel.” The Pau Hāna Café consists of a continental breakfast box for brunch and hot sandwich and side for lunch. Pau Hāna, a Hawaiian term for “finished work,” is a time to relax and unwind after a long workday. The meal service will be followed by coffee and a sweet treat for dessert. A parting Mahalo service features the carrier’s popular Koloa Breeze cocktail, featuring Koloa Rum from the island of Kauaʻi, and our signature Pau Hāna snack mix. As Main Cabin guests enjoy The Pau Hāna Café, the airline’s extremely well-received Featured Chef Series overseen by Hawaiian Airlines Executive Chef Chai Chaowasaree will remain in place for First Class guests traveling from Hawaii to North America. Hawaiian tomorrow welcomes its newest Featured Chef, Wade Ueoka of MW Restaurant. Chef Wade’s meal cycle runs through June 2018 and includes island-inspired dishes such as a cold tofu salad with kimchee, watercress, kaiware sprouts, yuzu kosho vinaigrette appetizer and a ground beef and Portuguese sausage meatloaf with home-style gravy, sautéed mushrooms, potatoes and kale entree. The updated meal program coincides with the debut of new uniforms for over 5,000 of Hawaiian’s front-line staff globally. The pieces by Hilo-based designer Sig Zane were unveiled during last year’s HONOLULU Fashion Week as employees from Airport Customer Service, Cabin Service, Cargo, In-Flight, Line Service, Maintenance, Ramp, and Supply walked the runway. The print’s theme, Kū Mākou, or Together We Stand, is represented by the lehua blossom and ‘ohe kapala (bamboo stamps) through every piece of each work group’s uniform, as applied in different scales and tonalities to prints, linings and woven elements. About Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian®, the world’s most punctual airline as reported by OAG, has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 13 years (2004-2016) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i. Now in its 89th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 170 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 250 daily flights system-wide. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at Follow updates on Twitter about Hawaiian (@HawaiianAir) and its special fare offers (@HawaiianFares), and become a fan on its Facebook page (Hawaiian Airlines). For career postings and updates, follow Hawaiian’s LinkedIn page.Source = Hawaiian Airlineslast_img

South African Tourism highlights new destinations

first_imgTo expand its tourism base and showcase new destinations, the South African Tourism (SAT) has now further expanded its product offering to include newer regions that offer newer activities. The new destinations include East London, Port Elizabeth, Oudtshroon, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna. SAT firmly believes that these new destinations will attract more Indian travellers and boost arrivals to South Africa. To promote these SAT’s India office recently organised an educational roadshow to promote the unexplored destinations. Tour operators from Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Nagpur and Bengaluru took part to understand the new South African destinations. Hanneli Slabber, Country Manager- India, South African Tourism, said, “A large section of the Indian market includes second and third-time visitors to South Africa and to maintain their interest, we need travel agents to be thoroughly aware of different locations within the country.”last_img

Free cervical cancer vaccines for 12yearold girls

first_imgThe free vaccination programme against cervical cancer for 12-year-old girls in state and private schools will start within the month, the health ministry said on Saturday.The ministry announced that the girls will be vaccinated, free of charge, with the latest human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.The ministry said the fight against cancer was a major priority and that through the free administration of the vaccine it aimed to continue efforts to prevent and eradicate cervical cancer and other forms of cancers and diseases caused by the HPV.Cervical cancer, the second most common cancer among women worldwide after breast cancer, is also the only cancer for which a vaccine is available.The aim is to include boys in the HPV vaccination programme in the future.You May LikeMyFinanceTwo Accounts Your Bank Doesn’t Want You to Know AboutMyFinanceUndoProstaGenix SupplementHow To: Boost Prostate Health (Do This Daily)ProstaGenix SupplementUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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