ACP Sets Maximum Draft for Neopanamax Locks

first_imgzoom Based on the current level of Gatun Lake and the weather forecast for the following weeks, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has updated the maximum draft for Neopanamax vessels on August 5, effective immediately.According to ACP’s advisory to shipping, the maximum allowable draft for vessels drafting the Neopanamax locks will be 13.41 meters Tropical Fresh Water (TFW).The maximum authorized transit draft was previously set at 11.74 meters TFW.The announcement comes on the back of the suspension of the third draft restriction that was scheduled to become effective on June 6, 2016, amid dry weather conditions brought about by the El Niño.The dry weather triggered a drought in the canal watershed, causing the water level of the lake to fall below its average. The restriction was initially scheduled to take effect as of May 9, but was pushed due to rainfall in the Panama Canal watershed.last_img read more

EU elections shift to Ireland as populist forces gather elsewhere

first_imgDublin: Phased EU-wide elections take place in Ireland on Friday after a campaign dominated by concerns over neighbouring Britain’s messy bid to leave the bloc, and as eurosceptic forces elsewhere in Europe hope to create a political earthquake. Citizens in Ireland, where support for the European Union has risen because of Brexit, start voting at 7:00 am (0600 GMT). Also on Friday the Czech Republic will kick off its two-day voting process, a day after residents cast their votes in Britain and also in the Netherlands where the Labour party scored a surprise victory to win most seats in the elections. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’ In Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May is on the brink of resigning having not fulfilled her promise to lead the country out of the EU by March 29. The Brexit Party, which was only set up this year by veteran eurosceptic Nigel Farage, is expected to score a resounding victory in Britain’s vote. The anticipated success of the Brexit Party, polling at around 35 per cent, is emblematic of rising anti-establishment forces across Europe. Around the continent, where most EU member states vote on Sunday, pro-European leaders are scrambling to mobilise their supporters to resist the populist surge, with opinion polls showing nationalist parties in the lead in France, Italy and Hungary, among others. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in China They fear a good showing for the eurosceptics will disrupt Brussels’ decision-making and threaten reform efforts for closer integration. The elections for the European Parliament held in Britain Thursday were a surreal spectacle for a country that voted almost three years ago to leave the EU. May had promised that Britain would not take part in this year’s polls, but failure to get parliamentary approval for her Brexit deal left the country with no choice. Her Conservative party’s predicted wipeout has left her teetering on the edge, with her resignation expected imminently. “It’s been disgraceful the way the government has gone on,” said Brexit Party voter Chris Fetherstone, 73, in the northern England town of Middlesbrough. “What Theresa May has said, about leaving, she’s never meant it.” Artist Gordon Dickson, 47, expressed the opposite as he voted in Glasgow. “I wanted to make sure that my voice about saying Scotland should be remaining part of the European Union was heard and heard really clearly,” he said. More than 400 million European voters are eligible to elect 751 members of the European Parliament, with the first results to be announced late Sunday once voting in all 28 member states has been completed. Matteo Salvini of Italy’s anti-immigrant League and Marine Le Pen of France’s far-right National Rally (RN) want their Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF) group to become the third largest in Brussels. The League has topped opinion polls in Italy. For her part Le Pen wants to strike a blow to Emmanuel Macron’s faltering French presidency by overtaking his centrist, pro-European party Republic on the Move (LREM). Polls give her RN party a slight edge, with around 23 per cent support. “Everything has changed,” Le Pen told AFP. “In the space of a few months, a whole range of political forces have risen up in spectacular fashion.” However, in the Netherlands leftists notched up an unexpected victory to take the most seats on Thursday, beating the party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and an upstart populist group, an exit poll said. The strong showing by eurosceptics is not expected to sweep the whole bloc, with voters from Spain to the former Soviet Baltic states indicating solid backing for the EU. In Germany, surveys show Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party — a heavyweight in the EU-wide centre-right EPP group — in first place, with the Greens second. In Ireland, the Brexit crisis has been the key issue due to the future its border with the British-ruled province of Northern Ireland, a key sticking point in negotiations between London and Brussels. Most mainstream parties in Ireland have campaigned heavily on cementing its place in the European project. MEP hopefuls also pledged to dampen the economic shock predicted to radiate into Ireland as a result of its largest trading partner leaving the bloc.last_img read more

ROYAL PLAY HITS TO WITH REVISIONS THAT INCLUDE A DIVORCED PRINCE HARRY

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Four years later, the 33-year-old prince is getting married to Meghan Markle, 36, on May 19 at St. George’s Chapel at the Queen’s summer residence, Windsor Castle.So naturally Bartlett wanted to make revisions to the play about the ascension of Prince Charles following the death of Queen Elizabeth. (It was also made into a 2017 TV movie.)In fact, those changes will have a Canadian debut when the Studio 180 Theatre production of King Charles III premieres in Canada at Toronto’s CAA Theatre (formerly the Panasonic) on Feb. 10, running until March 4 with a possible one week extension.“Very soon after the engagement was announced, Mike Bartlett and I were in touch and he certainly was aware that he wanted to make some changes,” says Joel Greenberg, the director of the Toronto play.“Because the subtitle of the play is ‘a future history play’ and he understood that that piece needed some adjusting, he made probably about a half-dozen, six to eight, script changes. It was really important that we weren’t pretending that this (engagement) hasn’t happened,” adds Greenberg. “And I did said to him, ‘Everybody knows that Harry is now engaged to Meghan Markle. All the more in Toronto because this is where they made their first public appearance (at the Invictus Games last September). And Toronto feels, even though she’s not a Canadian, really feels a sense of ownership or participation.’ Because the play is set slightly in the future, references are made to a failed marriage and that Harry is once again on his own.” Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle (AFP PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES) Did Prince Harry’s love life really affect a Toronto theatre production?Bloody right it did.When British playwright Mike Bartlett first presented his play, King Charles III, in 2014 at a London theatre (it would later move to the West End and Broadway where it got numerous Olivier and Tony nominations), the redheaded royal was still a confirmed bachelor. Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Site C workforce sees big jump in May

first_img Employment numbers are provided by Site C contractors and consultants. Numbers are subject to revision and corrections provided by contractors and consultants. Data not received by project deadline may not be included in the above numbers. Photo by BC Hydro Employment numbers are provided by Site C contractors and consultants. Numbers are subject to revision and corrections provided by contractors and consultants. Data not received by project deadline may not be included in the above numbers. Photo by BC Hydro Employment numbers are provided by Site C contractors and consultants. Numbers are subject to revision and corrections provided by contractors and consultants. Data not received by project deadline may not be included in the above numbers. Photo by BC Hydro Employment numbers are provided by Site C contractors and consultants. Numbers are subject to revision and corrections provided by contractors and consultants. Data not received by project deadline may not be included in the above numbers. Photo by BC Hydro There were 345 additional B.C. residents employed on Site C as contractors, making up 82 percent of contractors and bringing the total number of B.C. contractors to 1,765.The number of Peace River Regional District resident contractors employed at Site C saw an increase after declines in recent months.The number of locals employed on the dam went from 532 in April to 657 in May, though the percentage of PRRD residents working as contractors actually dropped from 31 to 30 percent.The three temporary foreign workers employed as contractors at Site C in May, which is identical the number of TFW contractors for the past two months.The number of apprentices at Site C increased from 29 to 37, while the number of Indigenous workers also increased, from 163 to 226. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The size of the workforce employed in building the Site C dam saw a big jump in May.According to statistics published by BC Hydro this afternoon, there were a total of 2,810 workers employed on Site C during the fifth month of the year, up from 2,242 in April.The number of contractors on site has once again broken the 2,000 mark jumping by 423 to a total of 2,160. The number of engineers and project team members also saw a big increase from the month prior, jumping from 505 to 650. The number of women employed on the project jumped from 285 to 370.last_img read more

Brock Badgers best Niagara Knights in annual hoops classic

The Brock University men’s basketball team improved to 4-2 in the preseason as they defeated the Niagara College Knights by the score of 98-68 as part of the annual Peninsula Hoops Classic Saturday afternoon at the Bob Davis Gymnasium.The Brock University women’s basketball team defeated the Niagara College Knights by the score of 69-42 as part of the annual exhibition.The games were a fundraiser for the United Way.For more information about the games visit:http://www.gobadgers.ca/news/2015/9/26/MBB_0926154119.aspx?path=mbball http://www.gobadgers.ca/news/2015/9/26/WBB_0926150213.aspx?path=wbballThe Brock University women’s basketball team plays the Niagara College team during the annual Peninsula Hoops Classic on Saturday, Sept. 26. read more

Draghi ECBs bondbuying programme cant help Ireland escape bailout

first_imgTHE PRESIDENT of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, has said the ECB will not use its programme of buying bonds to make it easier for Ireland to break free from its EU-IMF bailout later this year.Speaking after a meeting of ECB governors in Frankfurt, Draghi said the ‘Outright Monetary Transactions’ (OMT) programme announced last August would not be deployed simply to lower Ireland’s borrowing costs when it tries to begin borrowing money independent of the Troika this year.“OMT cannot be used to enhance the return to the market,” the Italian said.“But in principle, there are rules that are there. Countries that comply with these rules are eligible,” he added.The OMT programme outlines circumstances where a country which applies to be covered by the programme can have the ECB intervene in the second-hand bond markets, increasing demand for short-term bonds so that the overall interest rate charged by lenders can be brought down.However, countries who wish to be covered by the scheme have to submit themselves to implementing certain economic measures – making the programme tantamount to a bailout-style programme.The cost of borrowing for Ireland and other peripheral European economies fell in August when the scheme was first announced, as investors welcomed the moves by the ECB to flex its muscles and assist Eurozone countries in raising money.Draghi meanwhile again repeated his praise for the Irish government in how it had stuck to the plans laid down by the ECB, along with the European Commission and the IMF, as part of the bailout programme.“The Irish government has undertaken very significant progress,” he said, with “very significant results on many fronts. I never tire of saying so.”He added, however, that “further action” was needed by Ireland to continue reforming its financial sector and warned against the possibility that Dublin could become “complacent” about the reforms it still needed to implement.The monthly meeting of the bank’s Governing Council decided not to adjust its main interest rate, leaving it at 0.75 per cent for another month.Read: Noonan chases Irish version of Greek deal on ECB profitslast_img read more

Opinion Donald Trump had a chance and he blew it

first_img 86 Comments Larry Donnelly IT ONLY FEELS like an eternity.That’s a strange sentiment for those of us who live for campaigns and elections to be expressing as 8 November, when Americans will decide who will be their next president, rapidly approaches.Yet it’s one I’ve heard repeatedly in recent weeks from fellow inveterate political watchers on both sides of the Atlantic.Getting to this point has been a long, hard slog.The race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the White House, sadly, has been light on issues and heavy on personalities. Katy Perry speaks at a rally in support of Clinton in Las Vegas Source: John LocherLeaving aside one’s own ideological belief system, this is most unfortunate, given the myriad challenges facing the United States and the reality that the way it faces up to them at home and abroad will have profound ramifications for the rest of the world.Now, Hillary Clinton has a solid lead and it is probable that she will prevail on Election Day.Notwithstanding the larger-than-life personas of the two candidates, the reasons why she, as the Democratic nominee, is in pole position actually transcend them.In the past decade or so, Democrats have developed a major advantage in presidential elections. As more and more Latinos have become active participants in the process, the collective complexion of the electorate in a presidential election year has darkened.The party has long had an edge with younger voters. Because young people and racial minorities are far more likely to cast ballots for the nation’s highest office than for any other, more than 50% of eligible voters will turn out.This means one thing: advantage Democrats. Source: Evan Vucci/PA WireRepublicans, meanwhile, have become increasingly dependent upon a diminishing constituency: white voters who are either just about getting by or really struggling economically.Thus far, the party has failed to simultaneously cater to these voters and to cultivate any support in minority communities.They have also lost some backing from financially better off, more highly educated white voters, who’ve been put off, at least in part, by the party’s social conservatism and nativist tendency.That said, Republicans still fare well in midterm elections – when the electorate is older and whiter and turnout is around 40%. The GOP currently controls the US Senate and House of Representatives, as well as a majority of governorships and state legislatures.In light of the mathematics of the Electoral College and the way the system operates, this is a recipe for Democratic dominance of the presidency.The more populous and diverse states are destined to be blue; the more sparsely populated and homogenous states are nearly certain to be red.Who is Evan McMullin, the outsider who could top the presidential poll in Utah?As such, this year’s path to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for any Democratic presidential nominee was always going to be very wide and the path for any Republican presidential nominee correspondingly narrow.This rather dreary and boring assessment of American presidential politics was broadly shared by experts across the spectrum in the run-up to this year’s election. But a couple of things in 2016 demonstrably upset the apple cart. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesOne was the upstart challenge of Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent candidacy manifested the truths that Hillary Clinton is deeply unpopular, even in her own party, and that all Americans aren’t totally allergic to democratic socialism, once they look past the label on the bottle and see what’s inside.The second was the rise of Donald Trump, which almost nobody, even those who recognised the potent blend of pessimism and isolationism presently in the ascendancy in the US, saw coming.What makes his capture of the Republican presidential nomination most remarkable is that he won it despite taking past and present stances on numerous issues that are directly at odds with the party’s socially conservative, economically laissez-faire, outward-facing and interventionist platform.Her unpopularity and his unique appeal – together with the complicated reasons behind both – gave rise to the realistic possibility that Donald Trump could win the presidency, regardless of the aforementioned advantages enjoyed by the Democrats.But he blew it.Trump blew it because he is deeply flawed, as a man and a candidate.He had a potentially winning message, yet is a terrible messenger. He went way too far at several junctures of the campaign, when a more considered approach could have vaulted him into the lead.It would have all had to go right for him, and all would have had to go wrong for Hillary Clinton. But the chance, albeit slim, was there. Source: Andrew Harnik/PA WireRealistically, all he can do now is double down on his ‘America First’ rhetoric in the hope that he can pull off a win in Ohio and make constant entreaties to the base in order to hold as many of the states that Mitt Romney won in 2012 as possible.It still won’t be enough – barring something unforeseeable and unprecedented in the next 10 days.All that Hillary Clinton must do to win the presidency is continue to follow her and her advisers’ (overly) cautious instincts and stay on message.Some Democrats believe that she will win by a landslide. With the party’s well-oiled “get out the vote” machine, that could happen, but the margin is more likely to be convincing than epic.The Democrats have an excellent chance of retaking the US Senate, though the House still appears a bridge too far.The final stretch of the 2016 race for the White House will be fascinating for those of us who find the closing act of an American presidential campaign irresistible – the posturing of the candidates and their running mates, the battleground states that will be visited, the content and tone of the final appeals to voters, the surrogates that will be trotted out.But I suspect everyone else will breathe a sigh of relief that the whole sorry affair is nearing its denouement.Larry Donnelly is a Boston attorney, a Law Lecturer at NUI Galway and a political columnist with TheJournal.ie and IrishCentral.com.Earlier: Donald Trump says he’d ‘love’ to fight Joe BidenPoll: Should Donald Trump withdraw from the US Presidential race?More: Trump lives to fight another day but he needs an awful lot of luck to become the next POTUS Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share127 Tweet Email Short URL Wednesday 26 Oct 2016, 9:30 PM Oct 26th 2016, 9:30 PM By Larry Donnelly 228 Views http://jrnl.ie/3047495 Opinion: ‘Donald Trump had a chance and he blew it’ I suspect everyone else will breathe a sigh of relief that this whole sorry affair is nearing its denouement, writes Larry Donnelly. 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Hero US college student saved lives by tackling gunman before he was

first_imgHero US college student ‘saved lives’ by tackling gunman before he was killed Police have no motive for yesterday’s shooting. Share11 Tweet Email3 Police arrested Trystan Andrew Terrell on murder charges. Source: APTerrell is facing two counts of murder and four counts of attempted murder.As he was being led into a police station following his arrest, a television reporter asked him what happened.“I just went into his classroom and shot the guys,” he said.The latest in a string of mass shootings in the US came just days after a teenage gunman opened fire on a synagogue in Poway, California, killing one person and injuring three others.According to government figures, 40,000 people were killed by firearms in the United States in 2017 — two thirds of them suicides — the highest annual toll in five decades.© – AFP 2019 35,884 Views May 1st 2019, 10:41 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/4616079 Wednesday 1 May 2019, 10:41 PM By AFPcenter_img Riley Howell (right) was killed after tackling the shooter. Riley Howell (right) was killed after tackling the shooter. Image: Matthew Westmoreland/PA Short URL A 21-YEAR-OLD student gave his life to save others by tackling a gunman who was shooting up a university classroom, according to police in the US.Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said the authorities were still trying to find a motive for yesterday’s attack at the University of North Carolina, which left undergraduate Riley Howell and another student dead.Trystan Terrell, 22, a former student, was arrested following the shooting at the school’s Charlotte campus, which also left four wounded.Putney said he had spoken to Howell’s father about the youngster’s heroism.“When I spoke to the father — one father to another — I told him personally, I wished I had words,” he said.“What I did tell him is, we’re committed to the work, we’re going to get to the bottom of it. We assured him we’re going to find out the why,” Putney said. “We’re going to give them closure.”The officer said Howell, an environmental studies major from Waynesville, North Carolina, had taken the assailant “off his feet.”“(He) did exactly what we trained people to do,” Putney said.“You’re either going to run, hide and shield or you’re going to take the fight to the assailant,” he said.Having no place to run or hide, Howell chose the last option open to him.“But for his work, the assailant may not have been disarmed,” Putney said. Unfortunately, he gave us life in the process. But his sacrifice saved lives.The other slain student was identified as Ellis Parlier, a 19-year-old computer science major from Midland, North Carolina.Three of the four injured students remain hospitalised.One of those still in hospital was identified by the Charlotte Observer newspaper as Rami Al-Ramadhan, a 20-year-old engineering student from Saudi Arabia. Image: Matthew Westmoreland/PA 16 Comments last_img read more

Living costs force pensioners overseas

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Federal government data shows that the number of Australian citizens claiming the age pension while living overseas has increased by 30 per cent between 2007 and 2012. The high cost of living in Australia and the subsequent inability to make ends meet seems to be the main cause of this new wave of Australian pensioners moving abroad. Italy is the number one destination with 17,050 Australian pensioners, followed by Greece with 11,401 pensioners, while many opt to move to New Zealand, Spain, the Netherlands and Asian countries.The figures also revealed that 2.3 million Australians are entitled to an age pension, of which 3 per cent live overseas. In the meantime, the future is not looking so bright for pensioners, after the budget announcement of $2.1 billion in pension payment cuts and with the retirement age expected to be raised to 70 by 2035.According to the Fair Go for Pensioners Coalition committee member, Theo Nomikos, the qualifying age for pensioners should not exceed 65 years of age, so that employability is ensured for younger generations. He also points out that it is difficult for a pensioner to live merely on the age pension, without any more benefits.“It is sad to see people who have grown up here, worked and contributed all their life having to leave the country,” Mr Nomikos tells Neos Kosmos. A research study, conducted by the University of South Australia and investigating how people plan to fund their retirement, indicates that for a large number of current and near future retirees their savings and the age pension are not going to be sufficient to support their lifestyle.“If they are faced with the situation of being unable to fund their retirement in Australia, they might be tempted to go back to the old country where they have family and friends and they have better prospects for their future,” says university researcher Peter Winwood.Australia’s national social security system provides the elderly – who have exceeded a certain age and meet designated requirements – with the benefit of an age pension, which is based on government funds rather than the employee’s or the employer’s contributions.Pensioner and former trade unionist George Zangalis outlines the significance of the age pension for the elderly and explains that many southern European migrants who arrived and worked in Australia after World War II are not entitled to superannuation benefits.“Let’s not forget that the age pension is not a gift to pensioners, but rather an obligation of the state. Money comes from the taxes they pay as citizens,” says Mr Zangalis.He also explained that many Greek pensioners who visit their countries of origin choose to extend their stay for some months, as it is not worth paying for an expensive flight overseas just for a couple of weeks.Figures published in the Melbourne daily Herald Sun in May indicated that 7,313 disability support pensioners (DSP) living overseas cost Australia $99.9 million a year. The front page story sparked debate among ethnic communities as it implied that taxpayers are financing holiday lifestyles for these pensioners.Greece appeared to be the country where most Australian disability pensioners live abroad, a number of 1,242 recipients, while Turkey, New Zealand and Croatia are also popular destinations.Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews had told News Corp that he was in the process of investigating the residency requirements for pensioners who fall into this category.However, as he told Neos Kosmos: “The vast majority of people who are on DSP are abiding by the law and in rare cases I have asked the department to provide clarification on the residency requirements for DSP. The thousands of overseas DSP recipients doing the right thing have nothing to worry about.”last_img read more

Une technique pour étudier les rats sans les anesthésier

first_imgUne technique pour étudier les rats sans les anesthésierSelon des chercheurs australiens, il serait possible d’étudier les rats et même de les disséquer au scanner à l’état de veille, le tout de façon totalement indolore. Une méthode présentée par des chercheurs australiens permettrait d’étudier les rats à l’état de veille. La technique consiste en fait à coupler aux traditionnelles techniques du scanner TEP (tomographie par émission de positrons) qui permet d’observer l’activité d’un organisme in vivo un dispositif de reconnaissance de mouvement. Grâce à ce dispositif, il devient possible de compenser les mouvements du rat lors de la reconstruction de l’image en 3D.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Or, d’après ces créateurs, le procédé d’imagerie serait non seulement “inoffensif et indolore” mais surtout, il permettrait d’éviter de modifier le métabolisme des rats et les réactions de leur cerveau. Du coup, les expériences en neurosciences seraient plus fiables car les animaux ne seraient plus anesthésiés. Ils le sont habituellement “afin que l’animal reste immobile, car le moindre mouvement nuirait à la reconstruction des images en 3D par la TEP” qui seraient alors floues et inutilisables. Toutefois, “l’anesthésie présente deux défauts : d’une part, les anesthésiants peuvent modifier ce qui est mesuré dans le cerveau, d’autre part cela nous empêche d’étudier ce qui se passe dans son cerveau lorsqu’il se comporte normalement”, explique Andre Kyme, de l’Université de Sydney cité par l’AFP. Selon lui, la méthode couplant TEP et capteur de mouvements permet en fait de gommer tous les mouvements parasites de l’image dans la mesure où “le scanner TEP “ignore” que l’animal a bougé”.D’après l’étude, le scanner est ininterrompu et utilisable dans plus de 95% des cas pour peu que le rat soit placé dans un tube suffisamment large pour ne pas le stresser et lui permettre de remuer la tête. Quant aux simulations réalisées sur des rats totalement libres de leurs mouvements, moins de 10% d’interruptions de l’image ont été enregistrées si l’on en croit les résultats publiés.Le 21 juin 2012 à 10:50 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Sky and Virgin Active shortlisted for Best financial wellbeing strategy large employer

first_imgUtilities organisation Anglian Water, telecommunications business Sky and health club chain Virgin Active are among the organisations shortlisted for the Best financial wellbeing strategy, large employer category at the Employee Benefits Awards 2019.The award, sponsored by financial education and guidance provider Wealth at Work, recognises an employer that uses a proactive approach to addressing its workforce’s financial needs and has supported staff in the making of financial, retirement or investment-related benefits decisions.The full category shortlist is:Anglian Water (entered by Neyber)Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (entered by Wealth Wizards)Centrica (entered by Standard Life)INEOS (entered by Wealth at Work)Lendlease, Preference (entered by Benefex)Sky (entered by Capita)Virgin Active (entered by Salary Finance)The winner will be announced during a lunchtime ceremony at the Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party 2019, hosted by actor and comedian Kerry Godliman.The event, which takes place on Friday 7 June 2019 at The Pavilion at The Tower of London, will enable HR, benefits and reward professionals to network and celebrate with peers and colleagues during a welcome drinks reception, a three-course lunch and an afternoon summer party at one of London’s most iconic venues.The awards ceremony will present winners across 20 different categories, including Best healthcare and wellbeing benefits, for both large and small employers, Best pensions communications, Best benefits to support work-life balance and Employee benefits professional of the year.See the full shortlist.For more information or to book your table.last_img read more

Soccer star harassed for wearing rainbow arm band honored with award

first_imgGuram Kashia won the first UEFA #EqualGame award. | Photo: UEFA GAYSTARNEWS- Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Here’s what he had to say… pic.twitter.com/JAt1r7MGR8— UEFA (@UEFA) August 30, 2018Kashia who now plays for US team, San Jose Earthquakes, insisted soccer must always remain open to everyone, and welcomes the game’s undying strength as a force for unity.‘I was really surprised to receive the award, but I’m really grateful,’ he said.‘Football connects people, it brings so much happiness and excitement.‘I believe football has a great power to gather people together – it doesn’t matter what colour you are, what kind of lifestyle you have, and who you are.’UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin praised Kashia for his ‘strong character and courage’ in standing tall in the face of threats and criticism.Watch Kashia’s story:For his courageous support of equality Guram Kashia will today receive the first ever #EqualGame award This is his story… https://t.co/ABDcLO70Ly pic.twitter.com/ya98yTiVss— UEFA (@UEFA) August 30, 2018 Last year, Georgian national vice-captain, Guram Kashia, wore an rainbow armband while playing for the Dutch club, Vitesse Arnhem. He wore the armband to coincide with the Netherlands’ national ‘Coming Out Day’.His choice sparked riots in Georgia where people burned the rainbow flag and police arrested eight people. Social media trolls also attacked Kashia online for his choice.But he refused to back down and continued to stand up for human rights.So, UEFA (the Union of European Football Associations) which is the governing body of European football decided to give Kashia its first ever #EqualGame award. Kashia’s win marked the first time Georgia won any UEFA award.#EqualGameA clearly humbled and grateful Kashia accepted the award saying he will always stand up for human rights.‘Football has always been my love, my passion,’ he said.‘I will keep playing football – and on and off the pitch, I will stand for human beings’ equality.’Guram Kashia has been presented with the #EqualGame award for his courageous public stand for equality Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The Georgian soccer player attacked for bravely supporting LGBTI rights has won a prestigious award for not backing down from his beliefs. Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/soccer-star-harassed-for-wearing-rainbow-arm-band-honored-with-award/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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first_img An example of an intravascular OCT image using the LightLab system. Feature | December 13, 2010 | Adrienne Ma, analyst, Millennium Research Group Stent Costs Increase Use of Intravascular Imaging During a time when the U.S. healthcare reform is on the minds of many within the medical community, physicians and… read more News | September 15, 2010 New Company Plans to Enter IVUS Market With High-Definition System September 15, 2010 – A high-definition intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) system will be demonstrated during the… read more News | October 12, 2008 OCT Imaging May More Effectively Detect Vulnerable Plaque October 12, 2008 – Research results indicate that optical coherence tomography (OCT) may be the best tool available to… read more News | January 05, 2009 LightLab Imaging Looks to Lead Advancement Intravascular OCT ICE is offered on GE Healthcares Vivid i and Vivid q portable ultrasound systems. Images can be integrated into GEs CardioLab electrophysiology system. News | October 20, 2008 OCT Shows In-vivo Cross-sectional Images of Pulmonary Stenting October 21, 2008 – Tomophase Corp. will display the first in-vivo cross-sectional images of implanted pulmonary stents… read more Related Content News | October 30, 2013 Philips and Infraredx Sign Agreement for Resale of Infraredx’s TVC Imaging System Philips and Infraredx Inc. announced a non-exclusive resale agreement for Infraredx’s TVC imaging system. Under the… read more Feature | May 07, 2010 | Dave Fornell Intracardiac Ultrasound More Accurately Guides Therapies Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) offers a clearer view of transcatheter devices and electrophysiology (EP)… read more News | December 30, 2008 Volcano to Pay $21.5M for OCT Company December 30, 2008 – Volcano Corp. will acquire Axsun Technologies Inc., a developer and manufacturer of lasers and… read more The St. Jude Medical Lightlab C7-XR optical coherence tomography imaging system offers better image resolution than current IVUS systems. Pictured is a follow-up study of a stent showing it neointimal tissue strut coverage. News | May 21, 2009 LightLab Launches Nonocclusive HD OCT Intracoronary Imaging System May 21, 2009 – LightLab Imaging Inc. this week is launching its next generation optical coherence tomography (OCT)… read more News | May 07, 2008 Volcano’s OCT Imaging Catheter Gets First-Time Use May 8, 2008 – The first human procedure using the Volcano OCT imaging catheter, which uses optical coherence tomography… read more News | November 06, 2009 Avo Photonics, Case Western Develop OCT Forward Imaging Catheter for Ablations November 6, 2009 – Nearly 4 million people nationwide suffer from cardiac arrhythmias each year, according to the 2006… read more January 6, 2009 – LightLab Imaging Inc. has made potentially important developments in the field of intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) this past year that are the culmination of sustained clinical and technology investment by the company. OCT is a new high-resolution, high-speed imaging modality that uses advanced photonics for intravascular imaging and tissue characterization. LightLab is using its portfolio of proprietary technology to design, manufacture and sell intravascular OCT systems that aid interventional cardiologists in the diagnosisand treatment of coronary artery disease.With a ten-fold higher resolution than intravascular ultrasound, OCT is poised to become the gold standard imaging modality when high-resolution images are essential, said the company. As of Dec. 31, 2008, Light Lab has more than 300 M2 and M2x systems in 20 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America. Per-system catheter utilization increased 45 percent in 2008 over 2007, and the number of imaging catheters sold in 2008 increased 90 percent from 2007 levels. The number of clinical OCT procedures using LightLab Imaging OCT systems has now surpassed 10,000.“During 2008, we continued to execute strategies that will further extend our leadership position in the year ahead. Among them, we expect to shortly announce the initiation of patient enrollment in a major clinical study of our intravascular OCT system here in the United States, said David Kolstad, LightLab Imaging’s president and CEO. “In addition, in October we became the only reimbursed intravascular OCT imaging product in the world when we received a favorable reimbursement coverage decision from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare that provided OCT payment at a level above IVUS.”OCT is rapidly becoming indispensable in the evaluation of coronary stents, said the company. In November, OCT was recognized in a special meeting article in the European Heart Journal in which the European Society of Cardiology and the European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions together with European regulatory bodies recommended OCT as a modality for assessing stent coverage and neointima formation in clinical studies designed to support regulatory submissions for new stents in Europe.During 2008, clinicians continued to demonstrate the enhanced value of LightLab by deploying its M2 and M2x OCT imaging systems in critically important clinical studies. All OCT images acquired in the groundbreaking Horizons AMI OCT data study, presented at the 2008 American Heart Association Congress, were generated using LightLab Imaging OCT systems. At TCT 2008, LightLab Imaging OCT systems were used in 30 clinical presentations and 18 abstracts, more than 3 times the number of presentations and abstracts than all other competitors combined. A number of additional important studies are expected in the coming year, further establishing the important role of OCT in interventional cardiology.For more information: www.lightlabimaging.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Boston Scientific’s Atlantis IVUSlast_img read more

Russian parliament votes to adopt controversial privacy law

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