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Papua New Guinea demands end to Australia refugee contract

first_imgPort Moresby: Australia must end or completely rework a controversial multi-million dollar contract to manage refugees stuck in tropical island camps, Papua New Guinea’s prime minister demanded on Tuesday. “I will ask the Australian government to stop this contract forthwith,” James Marape told parliament, saying the arrangement should be “reviewed to the fullest, or we ask for this contract to be terminated”. Marape said the Paladin Group’s contract to manage facilities on Manus Island holding around 500 refugees and asylum seekers turned away by Australia must include local companies. Also Read – Merkel warns UK Brexit deal ‘unlikely’ without compromise: LondonThe contract, worth over Aus 400 million (US 280) over the last two years, has been the subject of deep controversy. From 2012 to 2017 Australia ran detention facilities on Manus under a hardline policy of turning back anyone trying to arrive in the country by sea — including refugees fleeing wars and unrest as far afield as Sudan and Iranian Kurdistan. But after the PNG Supreme Court ruled the arrangement unconstitutional, Australia handed the camps over to local authorities, with daily management of security and other operations given to Paladin, a little-known private company, under a contract issued without any competitive tender. Also Read – India, China should jointly uphold peace and stability, resolve disputes through dialogues: Chinese ambassadorThe 500 men still on Manus have been in the island camps for at least five years. In recent weeks the camps have seen a rash of suicide attempts as refugees and asylum seekers try to draw international attention to their plight. The Paladin contract — which reportedly does not include food or medical care — has been backed by Australian home affairs minister Peter Dutton — who has advocated for an extension. Marape seemed to shoot down that possibility, at least without significant revisions. “We don’t intend for foreign contractors to operate here in business like security. These are businesses that local companies can participate in, ” he told a regular session of question time.last_img read more

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Mamata pulls Rath festive fervour sweeps city

first_imgKolkata: The Rathyatra festival was observed in the city with great enthusiasm on Thursday. Trinamool Congress MP and actor Nusrat Jahan was the guest-in-chief of the Rathyatra organised by ISKCON. She, along with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, pulled the rope of the Rath and marked the beginning of the seven-day festival.In North Kolkata, a Rath was taken out from the DKD Railway Colony, Belgachia and the procession moved through different roads and ended at Madhab Bati on Bidhan Sarani. Rathyatra was also organised at Balaram Mandir, a centre of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. It was attended by monks of the Ramakrishna Order and the devotees. Sri Ramakrishna himself had pulled the Rath during his stay at the house of Balaram Bose, one of his householder disciples. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersA Rath was taken out from Sridhar Roy Road to VIP Nagar Radha Krishna temple via Sridhar Roy Road, Tiljala Road, Bondel Road, Picnic Garden Road and Kusthia More. Hundreds of people waited on both sides of the road to pull the holy vehicle. Rathyatra was observed with great fanfare at Mahishadal in East Midnapore, where the height of the Rath is a colossal 75 feet. Though the zamindari system has been abolished, a member of the present generation arrives in a palanquin and pulls the rope to mark the beginning of the festival, as per tradition. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIn Mayapur, nearly 4,000 devotees from 80 foreign places like Italy, France, Brazil, Spain, UK, US, China, Russia, South Africa and the Middle East joined the Rathyatra festival organised by ISKCON. Besides this, more than one and half lakh people thronged to get ‘darshan’ of Lord Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra, sitting on their respective carts- Nandighosh, Taladwaja and Devdalana. The Rathyatra was inaugurated by Surajit Kar Purkayastha, former Director General of Police and currently the state Security Advisor. Subroto Das, media spokesperson of ISKCON Mayapur, said the beauty of Rathyatra festival at Mayapur is that it integrates people and spreads feelings of love and compassion among them. People irrespective of caste, creed, colour, nationality and religion participate in the festival with zeal and fervour.last_img read more

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Canadian skier arrested at Pyeongchang Olympics

first_imgLocal police say a Canadian ski cross racer and another Canadianhave been arrested for drunk driving and stealing a car at thePyeongchang Olympics.An investigator with the Gangwon Provincial Police Departmenttold The Canadian Press the two Canadians and an American woman werein custody Saturday night.He wouldn’t identify them, but C-B-C reported Canadian skier DaveDuncan along with his wife and manager allegedly stole a car whiledrunk and drove it to the athletes’ village.Canadian Olympic Committee C-E-O Chris Overholt later confirmedthere was an investigation underway, but he wouldn’t disclose anydetails.last_img read more

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Expressing love for Tagore via poems

first_imgIt has been a long time since a new genre of cultural performance ‘recitation of poems’ – more popularly known as ‘Elocution’ – evolved in the domain of Bengali culture. Though the art is much practiced and familiar in Bengal, it lacks popularity in other parts of the country.An unparalleled elocutionist since late 1960s, Pradip Ghosh has been working towards popularising this art. He is well-known for his unique and inimitable style of recitation. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainInspired by his father Chinmoyjiban Ghosh, Pradip started reciting poems even before he learned to read or write. His father would carry him fondly on his shoulders, and the little boy would go on happily with long poems on his lips. The famous elocutionist of Eastern India, delves deep into the soul of the poems, while he recites them. Also, he believes that it is not the technique that matters, but the message that he wishes to convey through the presentation. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardGhosh has travelled extensively in the West presenting Rabindranath before the foreign audience. Tagore is Ghosh’s first love from his early childhood, and therefore he tried to introduce a new style in reciting the poems of Tagore particularly those whom the poet had written for children. To give the art and artist more recognition, Bhavna Records and Cassettes have recently published two audio CDs of Tagore poems by Pradip Ghosh. The CDs named ‘Shishu Kishor’ and ‘Swadesh’ will be formally launched by the Governor of West Bengal Keshri Nath Tripathi in the presence of renowned elocutionists Partha and Gouri Ghosh, Urmimala and Jagannath Basu and Bratati Bandopadhyay on April 4, at 5 pm, at the Kolkata Press Club.last_img read more

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7 Bangladeshis arrested in Kolkata for carrying over $7 lakh

first_imgKolkata; Seven Bangladeshi citizens were arrested for carrying over $7 lakh in cash at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport here on Tuesday, allegedly without any supporting document or voucher, officials said. The Bangladeshis were slated to fly off to Dhaka in the same flight from the airport. The officials found the foreign currency worth $7,43,300, equivalent to Rs 5.14 crore, hidden in false bottoms of their bags. All seven were later handed over to the Customs Authority.last_img read more

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After Paris, Merkel to March for Muslims in Germany

Rabat – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to join a Muslim community rally on Tuesday to condemn the Paris attacks and send a rebuke to the country’s growing anti-Islamic movement. The rally, which is scheduled at 5 pm GMT, will also be joined by Germany’s President Joachim Gauck, who will address the event at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate.“Hatred, racism and extremism have no place in this country,” Merkel said in a speech. “We are a country based on democracy, tolerance and openness to the world.” The rally is organized by the Central Council of Muslims in Germany under the banner “Let’s be there for each other. Terror: not in our name!”Merkel has condemned the rising right wing populist “Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident (PEGIDA), saying that “Islam is part of Germany.”PEGIDA’s yesterday march in the city of Dresden drew around 25,000 marchers.100,000 people across Germany took to the streets Monday night in counter-demonstrations, voicing support for a multicultural German society.“Germany wants peaceful coexistence of Muslims and members of other religions,” Merkel said at a joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.The Muslim Council and the Turkish Community of Berlin said: We Muslims in Germany condemn the despicable terror attacks in France in the strongest terms. We want to express our solidarity with the French victims.”With their rally, they said, they “want to send a message for peace and tolerance, against hatred and violence and for a cosmopolitan Germany which respects and protects the freedom expression and religion,” the statement added. read more

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Puffins being hunted and brought back to the UK despite Government efforts

Campaigners and MPs are calling on Theresa Villiers, the new environment secretary, to ban the import of puffin trophies and push the international wildlife trade body to give the charismatic bird stronger protection. Websites offer grisly hunting trips for around £3,000, offering British people the chance to go to Iceland and kill a “bag” of puffins. The hunters boast of being able to shoot up to one hundred at a time. Puffins are being hunted 100 at a time by trophy collectors who are allowed to bring the carcasses back to the UK, despite the government’s efforts to save the species. The species was officially labelled “Endangered” in the 2018 “State of the World’s Birds” report.  – but the… read more

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Geekout 14 Kinecting with Xbox One Google Play Edition phones and space

first_imgEvery Thursday afternoon a few of us from Geek.com escape our desks, get together, and talk about some of the more exciting points of the week. Welcome to Geekout, Episode 14.One of the big differences between the Xbox One and the PS4 is going to be what is actually in the box when you open it up… and what you’ll be able to do with it. Microsoft’s Kinect is included with every Xbox One, but it’s not going to be quite as hacker friendly as the previous version. Instead Microsoft will be selling PC version of the Kinect, and if you want to get your hands on it early you’ll be spending nearly as much as you would for an Xbox One.Meanwhile, in Sony land, it has been discovered by IGN that the PS4 camera was originally intended to be packaged with the console. This adds further evidence to the notion that Sony’s biggest advantage this year was their ability to listen to their audience and act quickly. The PS4 will not include the camera in the box, unless you go for some sort of bundle.If you’ve been waiting for the Google Play Editions of the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4, you can now pick them up from the Google Play store. Based on some preliminary evaluations, it seems like many of the initial concerns about camera quality and overall performance aren’t in any way hindering these handsets. The lag that is often seen with HTC’s BlinkFeed or the TouchWiz UI have been replaced with the buttery smooth Android Open Source Project-based UI that is usually only seen on Nexus devices. We’ll be talking more about these devices in the future, leading to a full compare between the battery life and capabilities of these phones.Whether you’re interested in space because Bill Nye told you so in our App of the Week, or you’ve got a genuine interest in how transactions would happen on-board the International Space Station, we’ve got you covered this week. Paypal has assembled the likes of Buzz Aldrin, the Silicon Valley Space Center, and the Space Tourism Society at the SETI institute recently to talk about Paypal Galactic, an effort to make payments in space possible without having to worry about calling a terrestrial customer service center. If you’re not planning on going to space anytime soon, you can just take a look at Bill Nye the Science Guy on your iPhone or iPad and hang out with him for a while.Our weekly Geekouts happen live over on our Google+ page so if you’ve got a topic you’d like us to talk about on next week’s broadcast, leave us a message over there or right here in the comments.last_img read more

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Mays government to put forward Brexit bill in early June

first_img May 15th 2019, 7:26 AM May’s government to put forward Brexit bill in early June May met with Corbyn yesterday to break the Brexit deadlock in the House of Commons. Theresa May leaving parliament’s Carriage Gates in Westminster, London, 14 May. Image: PA Wire/PA Images https://jrnl.ie/4635106 Wednesday 15 May 2019, 7:26 AM 17,743 Views Theresa May leaving parliament’s Carriage Gates in Westminster, London, 14 May. Image: PA Wire/PA Images Share17 Tweet Email By AFP 18 Comments PRIME MINISTER Theresa May’s government will publish draft legislation in the first week of June that would allow Brexit to proceed if approved by parliament, a Downing Street spokesman announced last night.The statement came after talks between May and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on a possible compromise that would end a deadlock on Brexit in parliament.May met with Corbyn “to make clear our determination to bring the talks to a conclusion and deliver on the referendum result to leave the EU”.“We will, therefore, be bringing forward the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in the week beginning 3 June,” the spokesman said, referring to a draft law based on the divorce deal agreed with EU leaders.May was seeking a “stable majority in parliament that will ensure the safe passage of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill and the UK’s swift exit from the EU”, the spokesman said.For the past six weeks, ministers and their Labour counterparts have been discussing how parliament might accept the agreement May struck with the European Union last year.Progress has been painfully slow, and there are growing calls in May’s Conservative party to abandon the process.But her ministers discussed at a cabinet meeting yesterday “the compromises which the government was prepared to consider” and agreed to keep talking, May’s spokesman said.They also said it was “imperative” that any exit plan be approved by parliament before MPs go on their summer holiday, which normally begins at the end of July.“What she (May) is working to do is to get a deal passed as soon as possible,” the spokesman said.MPs have already rejected May’s Brexit deal three times.European Elections She turned to Labour last month in the hope of finding a way through, but the party is insisting on a close trading relationship with the EU that many Conservative MPs reject.A Labour party spokesperson said Corbyn had raised “concerns about the prime minister’s ability to deliver on any compromise agreement”.“He raised doubts over the credibility of government commitments,” the spokesperson said, following statements by Conservative MPs seeking to replace May.After twice delaying Brexit, Britain is reluctantly taking part in European Parliament elections on 23 May, almost three years after the referendum vote to leave the bloc.The government had hoped to get the London parliament’s agreement for the divorce deal in the coming weeks so British MEPs would never have to take their seats.But the goal of getting the bill to ratify the treaty passed by the end of July suggests they will have to.“The factual position is if MEPs are elected and (the British) parliament has not approved a withdrawal agreement bill which has achieved royal assent by June 30, they will take their seats,” May’s spokesman said. © – AFP 2019 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox:last_img read more

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Un grand nettoyage de liCloud le 22 septembre

first_imgUn grand nettoyage de l’iCloud le 22 septembreApple a prévenu les développeurs qu’une énorme remise à zéro de son iCloud allait intervenir le 22 septembre prochain.Il semble qu’Apple accélère en vue de l’arrivée de l’iOS 5 sur le marché. La preuve avec l’annonce faite par la marque à la pomme à tous les développeur iOS et Mac que l’iCloud allait subir un grand nettoyage le 22 septembre prochain. Ce jour-là, toutes les sauvegardes, la synchronisation dans le nuage et la restauration des données des développeurs seront impossibles, explique MacPlus. La firme de Cupertino a également expliqué qu’il ne sera plus possible de restaurer les données d’une sauvegarde datant d’avant cette date. Une sauvegarde complète surviendra néanmoins automatiquement la prochaine fois qu’un appareil se connectera au nuage. Il semble donc que le nouveau système d’exploitation devrait apparaître rapidement…Le 19 septembre 2011 à 12:25 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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BAHAMAS New Investment Funds Bill 2017 Set to Fill Substantive Legislative Gaps

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 14, 2017 – Nassau – The new Investment Funds bill will transition from the older, exclusively rules or disclosure based approach to regulation of investment funds, to a modern approach that considers the conduct of industry participants, and includes appropriate prudential assessments.This according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, creates an opportunity for growth-friendly legislative framework, unencumbered by unnecessary barriers to entry.   Mr. Turnquest was delivering opening remarks during an industry meeting held by the Securities Commission.   The meeting was held on Thursday, 7th December.According to the Deputy Prime Minster, the Investment Funds bill is a piece of legislation with the potential to usher in a new era for investment funds in The Bahamas, with a comprehensive, best in class regulatory framework designed to overcome regulatory gaps and deficiencies in the prevailing Investment Funds Act, 2003, and create new opportunities for the investment funds industry to develop and flourish.“The overhaul of the investment funds’ legislative framework is coming at a crucial moment for The Bahamas,” said Mr. Turnquest.   “Undoubtedly, offshore jurisdictions, the world over, have a daunting job competing for their share of the global financial services industry.The Securities Commission, host of the event, is one of the principal financial regulators in The Bahamas, and falls under the portfolio of the Ministry of Finance.   The Commission is responsible for regulating and overseeing investment funds, securities and capital markets in the country in its capacity as Inspector of Financial and Corporate Services.    It oversees financial and corporate service providers and advises the Minister of all matters relating to capital markets.By: Betty Vedrine (BIS)Photo Caption:  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest.(BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)last_img read more

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Woman lured with job promise kidnapped

first_imgHayathnagar: A 21-year-old woman was allegedly kidnapped by a man from Bonguluru under Hayathnagar police station limits on Wednesday. According to the police, a complaint has been lodged by one Yadaiah (45) on Tuesday late night, in which he stated that he was running a hotel at Bonguluru, where an unknown person came in a car and had tea. Later, he introduced himself to him. After speaking with him, he convinced Yadaiah that he could fetch a job for his daughter who was studying B Pharmacy final year. Also Read – Two Urban forest parks inaugurated in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Later, the accused took Yadaiah and his daughter in his car on the pretext of providing a job. After roaming entire day in the car, the accused sent Yadaiah to an internet shop to bring some certificate copies and fled away from the spot along with his daughter. After searching for some time, Yadaiah realised that he was cheated and that his daughter was kidnapped. He immediately rushed to the Hayathnagar Police station and lodged a complaint. Based on the complaint, police are verifying CCTV footage to nab the culprit. Police formed six teams to find the complainant’s daughter.last_img read more

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Walt Disney EA shares soar as Star Wars The Force Awakens receives

first_imgEarly praise for the newest instalment of “Star Wars” gave a boost to shares of Walt Disney and Electronic Arts, which recently launched a videogame based on the hugely popular space opera.Following prequels between 1999 and 2005 that were widely seen as disappointing compared to the original trilogy that began in 1977, fans at the premiere of “The Force Awakens” on late on Monday said the magic was back.On Tuesday, shares of Walt Disney rose 3.75% while Electronic Arts, which last month released its “Star Wars Battlefront” videogame after three years of development, jumped 5.26%.”Healthy chatter after the industry premiere last night in Los Angeles may have motivated some traders,” said JBL Advisors analyst Jeffrey Logsdon, who covers Disney.Creator George Lucas sold the “Star Wars” franchise to Disney in 2012 for some $4 billion and the newest installment opens in most countries this week.It could gross $2.8 billion worldwide, Logsdon wrote in a note to clients. That would put it in the same league as all-time top grosser Avatar, distributed by Fox in 2009.Reviews of the movie are embargoed until Wednesday and analysts will have a reasonable idea of its money-making potential after its first weekend.Movie theater operators Regal Entertainment Group and AMC Entertainment Holdings were up 3.1% and 5.9%, respectively. Carmike Cinemas gained 2.9%.Electronic Arts’ first-person shooter has received less-than-stellar reviews and retailer GameStop last week cut its price for the product.But the movie’s long-awaited debut is expected to fuel demand from die-hard Star Wars fans both young and middle-aged, with Electronic Arts estimating it will sell 13 million units for the fiscal year ending March 2016.That could account for almost a quarter of EA’s revenue during the second half of the year but such a target could be at risk if the movie does not resonate with fans, said Oppenheimer analyst Sean McGowan.”It’s hard to make a case that the game will get a lift from the movie if people don’t like the movie,” McGowan said. “And if people come out of the movie feeling good about it, they’re more likely to buy the game.”Also helping shares of Disney on Tuesday was an announcement it would launch an over-the-top content service in China with Alibaba.Shares of Electronic Arts have gained 56% in 2015 while Disney has climbed 20%.last_img read more

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London tower blocks evacuated over fire fears

first_imgSome 27 high-rise buildings in 15 local authorities have already failed urgent fire tests conducted after Grenfell, the government announced Saturday, raising fears that thousands more may need to leave their homes. Prime Minister Theresa May said Saturday that the government would do “what is necessary” to ensure people would have somewhere to stay, but Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said May needed to “get a grip” on the response. .Thousands of residents from 650 London flats were evacuated Saturday due to fire safety fears in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, but dozens refused to leave their homes, according to local officials. “Today I’m gonna go back to my flat, I don’t care.” Outside one of the leisure centres, evacuees accused the authorities of sowing “panic”. Camden Council leader Georgia Gould told BBC News that 83 residents had refused to leave, adding the situation “will become a matter for the fire service”. – ‘Frightening’ -Gould acknowledged it was “a scary time” but vowed “to make sure that they stay safe. May stressed on Thursday that all Grenfell victims, regardless of their immigration status, would be able to access whatever help they need. Rosie Turner, 27, said she had initially refused to come because of concerns over her nine-week-old baby. “They say they are going to find us a place to stay, they say for two to four weeks, but you never believe the council. If they say weeks, they mean months.” However, she explained that “there are various legal routes that Camden Council could explore” if people refused to leave their homes. She said officers had been through all levels of the tower but that the full forensic search could take until the end of the year. The cladding was installed on the 24-storey council-owned Grenfell Tower, which was built in 1974, as part of a refurbishment completed last year. “We will work with and support the emergency services and relevant authorities to safeguard the public,” she said. “They made people panic. Inside (the centre), they are all afraid, they are all crying. Around 600 tower blocks are enclosed in potentially deadly cladding, with councils in Manchester, Portsmouth and London all announcing they were to immediately remove cladding from 13 structures. Police fear the toll may be higher because some residents may have been living in the tower illegally.center_img “They should have done it in a proper and organised way, we could have arranged to stay with our family,” she added. Around 4,000 residents from all five Chalcots towers were initially evacuated, but one of the five was deemed safe and residents allowed to return. Meanwhile the government ordered immediate checks on the Hotpoint FF175BP fridge freezer model blamed for the blaze. Fiona McCormack from the London police said that tiles and insulation on the outside of the building “don’t pass any safety tests.” McCormack said police were investigating companies involved in the building and refurbishment of the tower, and possible “health and safety and fire safety offences”. On Friday, police said that manslaughter charges could be brought over the Grenfell inferno, after finding that the fire started with a faulty fridge and the building’s cladding had failed safety tests. They are Mohammad Alhajali, 23; Khadija Saye, 24; Abufars Ibrahim, 39; Khadija Khalloufi, 52; and Anthony Disson, 65, while the identities of three men and one woman have not been made public at the request of their families. “There is nothing for him here, everyone is on top of each other,” she explained. “The cost we can deal with later,” she added, explaining that £500,000 on hotel rooms for residents. “At 8:30pm (1930GMT) yesterday they told us: ‘you have to leave’, I don’t understand why,” Murtaza Taha, 27, told AFP. Four of the five Chalcots Estate towers in Camden, north London, were deemed unsafe after they were found to use cladding similar to that on Grenfell, widely blamed for the rapid spread of the massive blaze last week that is presumed to have killed 79 people. Six men and three women killed in the Grenfell inferno have been formally identified. – Toll may remain unknown -McCormack said all “complete bodies” had been removed from the burnt-out tower and there was “a terrible reality that we may not find or identify everyone who died due to the intense heat”. Nine patients remain in hospital, of which three are in a critical condition. Other residents faced chaos, with temporary accommodation offered in a local leisure centre and hotels, but some refused to move.last_img read more

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Major Health Partners Purchases Its First Molecular Breast Imaging Technology

first_img News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more January 26, 2017 — Gamma Medica recently announced that through its collaboration with Ohio-based Alpha Imaging, Indiana-based Major Health Partners (MHP) has purchased and installed Gamma Medica’s LumaGEM molecular breast imaging (MBI) system. It is the state’s first LumaGEM and the hospital’s first MBI.The MBI technology will be offered as a secondary screening and diagnostic tool following mammography, particularly for women with dense breast tissue. The system will enhance early breast cancer detection for women who face a greater risk of breast cancer.Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death in women, causing approximately 40,000 annual deaths in the United States alone. More than 40 percent of U.S. women have dense breast tissue, which both increases the risk of developing breast cancer and decreases the visibility of a cancer on conventional mammograms. Until undergoing their first mammogram, most women are unaware of the condition and may not fully understand its potential significance. Designed for dense breast tissue, MBI technology significantly improves early detection of breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue. The technology has proven to be as effective, or more, as a secondary screening method compared to full-field ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with far fewer false positives. Clinical research shows use of LumaGEM MBI reduces the need for tissue biopsies by 50 percent compared to other modalities. MBI is also more comfortable and better tolerated by most patients than conventional mammography or MRI.“Alpha Imaging is pleased to have the LumaGEM MBI system in our portfolio,” said Mike Colaiacovo, VP of sales at Alpha Imaging. “Coupled with breast tomosynthesis, MBI allows us to provide a more comprehensive solution to our clients. It’s one more advancement in early detection of breast cancer.”“The Mayo Clinic and others have shown the utility of MBI for both supplemental screening for breast cancer with underlying dense breast tissue and diagnostic problem-solving in breast healthcare,” said Scott Miller, M.D., radiologist at MHP. “We consider MBI to be an integral component of breast cancer diagnosis, and we were impressed by the data documenting a significant increase in cancer detection rates through use of the LumaGEM MBI system.”A retrospective study that was published in the American Journal of Roentgenology’s August 2016 issue monitored over 1,700 women with dense breast tissue over a three-year period. The study confirmed LumaGEM’s additional cancer detection rate of 7.7 cancers per thousand, an increase from 3 cancers per thousand with mammography alone. The study also concluded that of the additional breast cancers found, approximately 85 percent of these cancers were node negative, indicating they were detected at an early stage and therefore presented a better prognosis.To educate women about the importance of MBI and breast density, Gamma Medica launched the Be Certain campaign, which aims to give physicians and women access to the most accurate clinical information on breast density and breast cancer detection. In addition to education, Gamma Medica is committed to increasing the number of accurate early breast cancer screenings through installations at major facilities.For more information: www.gammamedica.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more 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 | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | 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 center_img News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | 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 News | Breast Imaging | January 26, 2017 Major Health Partners Purchases Its First Molecular Breast Imaging Technology MBI to provide early detection and increased breast cancer diagnosis for women with dense breast tissue and whose cancers weren’t detected by a routine mammogram Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read morelast_img read more

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Bucket List campaign to highlight diversity of South Africa

first_imgSouth Africa is on most Australian travellers’ bucket lists, and if it isn’t, it should be. This was the basic message that South African Tourism hoped to convey at last night’s South Africa Tourism Roadshow in Sydney. To this end, South African Tourism will launch on 1 November, a new interactive App on its Facebook page inviting travel agents and consumers alike to create and tick off from their bucket lists the diverse destinations and offerings of the Rainbow Nation.  South African Tourism General Manager, Australasia, Lalie Ngozi told audience members that despite the fact “everybody” had a bucket list, not everyone knew that you could tick most of those experiences off in South Africa.Through its various initiatives, Ms Ngozi said South African Tourism itself came to realize that “at least 60 to 70 percent” of what travellers wanted from their bucket lists “they could do in South Africa”. “This campaign is aimed at showcasing the huge variety of activities on offer in South Africa and the App invites consumers to create their own Bucket List, share it with friends, and ultimately win the opportunity to travel to South Africa to tick off their Bucket List items.”Speaking to e-Travel Blackboard at the event, Ms Ngozi was quick to highlight South African Tourism’s wholesale partners, with whom they consulted on the initiative. “It’s been a collaboration between our trade partners and ourselves, where we’ve looked at the Bucket List items that we feel anybody would want to have and then we said ‘let’s look at your packages’ and let’s make sure they speak to these and make sure these things are included in your packages,” she said. “The industry has understood and supported us and we think we’re going to be presenting much more exciting stuff for people than we have done before.” Former Wallaby captain George Gregan, South African Tourism General Manager, Australasia, Lalie Ngozi and actor Frankie J. Holden  Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.Hlast_img read more

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Qantas to begin nonstop flight service between Australia UK in 2018

first_imgTravellers would be able to fly direct between Australia and the UK for the first time in 2018, with the launch of Qantas’ new non-stop Perth-London service.The new 14,498km route, which would be operated using the airline’s brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, is set to begin its operation in March 2018 and would become the first direct connection between Australia and Europe.The Dreamliner series also features lower cabin noise, improved air quality, and technology to reduce turbulence.  In total, Qantas’ B787-9s would seat 236 passengers in business, premium economy and economy class cabins.“When Qantas created the Kangaroo Route to London in 1947, it took four days and nine stops. Now it will take just 17 hours from Perth non-stop,” said Qantas’ group CEO, Alan Joyce.“It’s great news for travellers because it will make it easier to get to London. It’s great news for Western Australia because it will bring jobs and tourism. And it’s great news for the nation because it will bring us closer to one of our biggest trade partners and sources of visitors,” he added.The new Perth-London flights will be available from April 2017.last_img read more

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The 25yearold who played his college ball at Ge

first_imgThe 25-year-old, who played his college ball at Georgia, is the son of former Cardinals kicker Kevin Butler.The move was necessary for the Cardinals because veteran Dave Zastudil has been bothered by a groin injury. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Arizona Cardinals announced the signing of punter Drew Butler Monday, just hours before their-season opening game against the San Diego Chargers at University of Phoenix Stadium.Butler was out of the league last season, but punted in all 16 games for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012, averaging 43.8 yards on 77 punts. He was released by Detroit during the preseason after losing a position battle to Lions’ fifth-round pick Sam Martin.center_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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IRD to chase down firms who didnt pay IPT

first_imgBy Angelos AnastasiouThirty two legal entities owe the government a total of €10.6 million in unpaid immovable property tax (IPT) for 2013, reports said yesterday.The 32 companies form a comprehensive list of ‘over €100,000 owed in IPT’ on November 30, 2013, a list which was requested by Parliament and provided by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) on Wednesday.The vast majority of non-payers are land development and construction companies, who had fervently protested the passing of IPT legislation as delays and bureaucratic difficulties in transferring deeds of ownership on properties sold would mean that they would need to pay IPT on properties already sold.In a letter to Parliament, IRD head Giorgos Poufos stated that all outstanding cases will form part of legal proceedings against the companies in question, scheduled to be initiated on January 15, 2014 if the debts were not paid by then.However, in some instances, such as that of Lanitis Development Ltd with a total of €483,192 in IPT due, a payment settlement has been negotiated since November 30. Such cases will be exempted from prosecution.Poufos went on to explain the procedure after the commencement of legal proceedings, stating that following the court’s decision a ‘memo’ may be placed on the properties in question, meaning that the owner may suffer encumbrances relating to the property until such time as the debt has been settled.An officer at the IRD explained yesterday that the reason only legal entities were listed on the leaked document was that no natural person’s IPT dues exceeded €100,000.Commenting on whether people who have bought their property but have not yet received their title deeds may suffer legal entanglements due to non-payment by the company that sold them the property, IRD officer Irini Danou explained that “while theoretically possible, it is unlikely as other cases with similar causes will have been adjudicated before final court decisions are made on these issues”. She cited for example, instances of untransferred properties mortgaged twice – by the developer as well as the buyer – where one or both loans have defaulted.The leaked list names – powerhouses of the Cyprus economy – include, along with Lanitis Development Ltd, construction giants Aristo Developers with a total amount owed of €2.37 million, and Pafilia Property Developers with a total due amount of €1.24 million.In a statement late on Thursday, the Cyprus Land & Building Developers Association claims to have been unfairly targeted and point out that “the vast majority of the Association’s members have complied with their property tax obligations.”Also included are Orphanides Public Company (currently in liquidation) and semi-governmental organisations Cyprus Land Development Corporation (CLDC) and Cyprus the Sports Federation.The latter’s deputy director Vasos Koutsiountas denied that IPT was left unpaid.“We are in contact with the Inland Revenue people. We’ve exchanged letters recently and have not been notified of any outstanding debt,” he said describing the organisation’s name on the list as “very strange.”The organisation said it was unfairly included in the non-payers list given that nearly all of its properties were classified as sports facilities, which are considered to be public utilities and as such are exempt from taxation by a cabinet decision since 1992.However it added that following EU accession it was unclear whether the 1992 exemption still stood. It is lodging an appeal in any case.The list also includes two construction companies in which Christakis Giovannis, Famagusta MP with AKEL, has a personal stake. “These are instances of property sold and paid for, but for which title deeds have not yet been issued,” Giovannis said. “It is absurd for land developers to be asked to pay a tax on property that has been sold years ago,” he said.Giovannis claimed that “the truly meaningful document was the deed of sale; title deeds”, the means by which property taxation is determined, he said.You May LikeSenior Living | Search AdsFantastic Senior Apartments in Rowland Heights Are Turning HeadsSenior Living | Search AdsUndoSub Compact SUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best New Sub Compact SUVSub Compact SUVs | Search AdsUndoEditorChoice.comIf You See Square Waves In The Ocean Get Out Of The Water ImmediatelyEditorChoice.comUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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