Elton John AIDS Foundation Applauds California Governor Jerry Brown For Signing SB

first_imgElton John and the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) applauds California Governor Jerry Brown for signing Senate Bill 239 into law.This landmark piece of legislation reforms laws that unfairly criminalized people living with HIV and therefore made at-risk individuals less willing to be tested for HIV and receive lifesaving treatment that also prevents the further spread of the disease. The new legislation also serves as a model for other states to likewise revise their unjust laws regarding people living with HIV/AIDS.The Foundation is especially proud of the bill’s co-sponsors, including EJAF grantees Equality California Institute, Lambda Legal, and Positive Women’s Network USA, as well as APLA Health, Black AIDS Institute, and ACLU, and all of the organizations supporting the coalition Californians for HIV Criminalization Reform.“This coalition educated lawmakers, LGBT communities, progressive allies, and the public about the need to change punitive California state laws regarding people living with HIV,” said EJAF Executive Director Scott Campbell. “We are committed to working with other organizations across the U.S. to continue educating about the need to modernize state and local laws that unjustly penalize people living with HIV/AIDS.”Most laws criminalizing HIV-positive people were passed in the 1980s when there was still limited medical knowledge about HIV, no effective treatments, and tremendous fear surrounding the disease and people perceived to be infected or at risk. Stigmatizing people living with the disease quickly became politically expedient. Since that time, our understanding of the disease has greatly advanced, effective treatments not only extensively improve and prolong the lives of people living with HIV, but also nearly eliminate the possibility of transmitting the disease when used correctly. In addition, HIV-negative people have access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a one-pill-per-day medication that prevents HIV infection. It is past time that federal, state, and local laws were modernized to reflect today’s scientific realities.last_img read more

PRRD launches water taxi for Old Fort Residents

first_imgA parent or guardian must accompany all minors. Everyone taking the water taxi must wear a lifejacket.For questions please call 250 784-3200 or visit prrd.bc.ca FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has organized a water taxi for residents living in the Old Fort.The water taxi will run from the Taylor Boat Launch to the Old Fort. The taxi will leave from the Old Fort at the following times: 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m.  The taxi will leave from Taylor at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m.For Wednesday, October 3, 2018, residents will need to arrange to be picked up and dropped off at the Taylor Boat Launch. The PRRD is currently working to arrange a bus service to transport residents to Fort St John. However, this service will not be in place on Wednesday, October 3rd.  More information will be released on this service as soon as it is available.last_img read more

Guinea UN completes massive relocation of refugees from tense Parrots Beak area

“A total of 54,000 have been transferred to safety since February,” spokesman Kris Janowski told reporters in Geneva. Now that the relocation is complete, UNHCR has terminated its assistance in the insecure Parrot’s Beak region, a stretch of Guinean territory extending into Sierra Leone that has been cut off from humanitarian aid since last September because of fighting.According to Mr. Janowski, UNHCR’s material assistance to refugees will now only be provided to new sites farther inland, where the Guinean Government can ensure physical safety of the refugees.The spokesman noted that during the voluntary evacuation from the Parrot’s Beak region, some refugees had opted to stay in the volatile zone. “The refugees who have decided to remain in the area expressed the wish to stay put until they are able to go back to Sierra Leone, rather than start afresh in new camps further inland,” he said. read more

Reds Iglesias gets 6M in 1st year of 241M 3year deal

CINCINNATI — Reds closer Raisel Iglesias will get $6 million in the first year of his three-year contract with Cincinnati that guarantees $24,125,000.Iglesias will receive $9 million in 2020 and $9,125,000 in 2021 under the contract announced last week.His new deal replaces a $27 million, seven-year agreement reached in 2014 that allowed him to void the remainder of the deal once he was eligible for salary arbitration. That agreement called for $5 million salaries in each of the next two seasons.Iglesias made $4.5 million this year, when he had a career-high 30 saves in 34 chances and a 2.38 ERA.His new deal contains bonuses for making the All-Star team, winning a Gold Glove, finishing among the top three in Cy Young Award voting, winning World Series and League Championship Series MVP and finishing among the top three for the reliever of the year award.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

University lecturer warns students he knows who they are after receiving anonymous

 Academics have warned that the emphasis on student satisfaction could lead to a “dangerous” situation  Former universities minister Jo Johnson introduced the TEF  Academics have warned that the emphasis on student satisfaction could lead to a “dangerous” situation  However, some lecturers have complained that they tend to generate unfair, unconstructive and sometimes abusive comments that unduly affect careers.  Dr Reid defended his message to students, saying that he “was simply offering constructive advice pertinent in the age of internet ‘privacy’.”He told THE that he sent the e-mail because he believes it is “very important” to discuss “how the nature of anonymity continues to change in the digital landscape that we live in and which appears (but often fails) to protect one’s privacy”.He went on: “We have a responsibility to make sure our students understand that perceived anonymity is not the same as actual anonymity – at university, the workplace and online.Dr Reid added that that “data which we assume to be safe or private has been repeatedly shown to be anything but”. Under the Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), universities will be awarded gold, silver or bronze medals on the basis of a range of factors including student satisfaction and teaching quality.It marks a departure from current ranking systems, where universities are graded based on the quality of their research output. Academics have warned that the emphasis on student satisfaction could lead to a “dangerous” situation where university lecturers are forced to pander to the whims and desires of students for fear of getting poor feedback. Last summer the first TEF results were published, with some of Britain’s top universities sliding to the bottom of the pile. A university lecturer has warned his students that he knows who they are after receiving their “anonymous” end-of-term feedback.Darren Reid, a senior lecturer in history at Coventry University, told undergraduates that far from their comments being unidentifiable, he was easily able to tell who they were written by.He explained that it was fairly straight forward to work out who had made certain remarks if they were “highly consistent” with a student’s speaking pattern, or opinions they have expressed in seminars.  In an email to students, obtained by the Times Higher Education magazine, Dr Reid urged them “not to assume that a nameless form grants you complete anonymity”.  He added that “some of you think you are better at hiding your identity than you are in reality”.  Dr Reid, who specialises in Native American history, told how “patterns of identity” such as non-attendance and a “few other tells” mean that students often “effectively de-anonymise” themselves.He said that his “last lesson” to his final year students is meant “in the spirit of support” to help them “after graduation [and] in the job market”.   Former universities minister Jo Johnson introduced the TEF Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. More than half of the Russell Group institutions that entered also missed out on the top rating, while some of the more modern universities, many of whom received gold awards, hailed a “new order” in higher education.The TEF was introduced by the former universities minister Jo Johnson in 2015 amid Government concerns that universities were too focused on research at the expense of teaching.A Coventry University spokesman said:  “Dr Reid’s comments were intended in the spirit of support for his class. As a university we support an approach to dialogue and discussion – whether anonymous or in an open forum – which is challenging and which offers students and staff alike an alternative perspective to consider. According to independent surveys, Dr Reid’s students express high levels of satisfaction.” Dr Reid went on analyse all the positive and negative comments he received from students, and said that overall he was “extremely flattered and gratified” by the feedback.  Student feedback on their lecturers, as well as satisfaction surveys, is increasingly used as a way to measure teaching quality at universities.   read more

20 million South Koreans affected by countrys largestever data theft

first_imgTENS OF THOUSANDS of South Koreans flooded banks and call centres Tuesday to cancel credit cards following the unprecedented theft of the personal data of at least 20 million people.Since Monday, more than 1.15 million victims of the country’s largest-ever leak of private financial information have cancelled their credit cards permanently or requested new ones, according to the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS).The panic has its roots in the arrest earlier this month of an employee from personal credit ratings firm Korea Credit Bureau, on charges of stealing and selling data from customers of three credit card firms while working as a temporary consultant.OverwhelmedOn Sunday, financial regulators announced that at least 20 million people – in a country of 50 million – had been victims of the data theft.The data stolen from the internal servers of KB Kookmin Card, Lotte Card and NH Nonghyup Card included names, social security numbers, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, credit card numbers and expiration dates.The three firms deployed thousands of extra workers to branches and call centres to handle the complaints and cancellations that poured in when the extent of the scam became apparent.“We’ve been totally overwhelmed for the past two days,” said one official at KB Kookmin Card.Social networking sites and major internet portals were deluged with complaints about the long wait at bank branches and problems with paralysed websites and call centres.“I tried the call centre for more than six hours with no success, and eventually had to go to the bank to wait nearly an hour to cancel my credit card,” said one NH Nonghyup customer.“I’m at Lotte Card (office) to cancel my card. They say I have to wait six hours!” tweeted another angry customer, @casiopea1027.All special call centres run by the three firms were busy Tuesday and some of their websites could not be accessed at all.InvestigationsDozens of their top executives have tendered their resignations, while the government is expected to announce special measures aimed at preventing a similar crisis in the future.Regulators have launched investigations into security measures at the affected firms.“We will hold them fully responsible for the data leak if their sharing of client data among affiliates and lax internal control turn out to be the cause,” FSS chief Choi Soo-Hyun was quoted as saying by Yonhap news agency.President Park Geun-Hye has called for strong punitive measures against those responsible for the data theft amid growing concerns among customers that their information could fall into the hands of scammers.The three firms have said they would fully cover financial losses if their customers fell victim to scams related to the latest data theft.Official data showed more than nine million clients have logged on to the websites of the three firms to check whether their personal information was stolen.Many major South Korean companies have seen customers’ data leaked in recent years, either by hacking attacks or their own employees.An employee of Citibank Korea was arrested last month for stealing the personal data of 34,000 customers.In 2012 two South Korean hackers were arrested for stealing the data of 8.7 million customers at the nation’s second-biggest mobile operator.In November 2011 Seoul’s top games developer Nexon saw the personal information on 13 million users of its popular online game MapleStory stolen by hackers.In July the same year, personal data from 35 million users of Cyworld – the South’s social networking site – was stolen by hackers.- © AFP, 2014last_img read more

Minister Garda whistleblowers should have their reputations reinstated

first_imgA garda spokesperson has already said Callinan will not be withdrawing the remarks —- and drew attention to a statement issued last week in which the Commissioner clarified what he meant and said the “disgusting” comment was “not in reference to the character” of Wilson or McCabe.Speaking on Friday in Brussels, the Taoiseach said the Commissioner had “clarified his comments” and the context in which they were made.“I acknowledge that he’s cooperating with Government in implementing the changes that are there,” Kenny said.I acknowledge that these issues came to light through the work of whistleblowers — and because of that, there are now serious and fundamental changes now being made which will bring about a fair, transparent accountable and effective system.The majority of Dáil time next Thursday will be given over to discussion of the Garda Inspectorate report into the penalty points system, which was published earlier this month.The Inspectorate found “consistent and widespread breaches of policy by those charged with administering” the penalty points system and made 37 recommendations on how to improve practices.Also speaking this afternoon, Environment Minister Phil Hogan said that he would not be giving his thoughts on the situation to the public, and would be reserving his views for Cabinet. He denied the suggestion that Fine Gael ministers had been silenced on the issue.Hogan said that the Taoiseach was “a very wise man” with a lot of political experience and that he respected Kenny’s view that Ministers should speak about the issue in Cabinet rather than in public.He insisted the issue would not damage the cohesion of the Cabinet, and added that he was happy that the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan’s position was tenable.Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said today that the Garda Commissioner should withdraw his remarks about the whistleblowers – but that he was not calling on him to resign.He accused Minister for Justice Alan Shatter of having led, in his view, an “unsavoury and unacceptable campaign” to “undermine the credibility of whistleblowers”.Additional reporting, Aoife Barry.First posted 1pmRelated: Varadkar says Callinan should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remarks – but gardaí say he won’tAlso: Garda whistleblowers’ use of PULSE system criticised by Data CommissionerRead: The Tánaiste thinks the Garda Commissioner should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark Updated at 3.38pmFINE GAEL MINISTER of State Fergus O’Dowd has said the reputations of the two garda whistleblowers should be ‘reinstated’.Appearing on RTÉ’s The Week in Politics programme this afternoon, the Louth TD said he stood by comments made to local radio station LMFM on Friday, when he said “the whistleblowers did a fantastic job”.His comments follow a tumultuous week for the Government, that has seen a split emerge between senior ministers on whether the Garda Commissioner should withdraw his remark that the actions of the two garda whistleblowers were “disgusting”.The issue was put under renewed focus after Transport Minister Leo Varadkar called for Martin Callinan to withdraw the comments about John Wilson and Maurice McCabe’s actions in highlighting problems in the penalty points system.Varadkar’s comments have been supported publicly by Labour ministers Joan Burton, Pat Rabbitte, Ruairí Quinn and Eamon Gilmore.Asked about the issue on Friday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said ministers should discuss their views on the subject at the Cabinet table “rather than have them aired in public”.O’Dowd repeated several times this afternoon that “nobody is above criticism” but didn’t directly express whether or not he thought the Commissioner should withdraw the ‘disgusting’ remark.“Everybody’s free to express their opinion, but we have to govern,” O’Dowd said.He said that “whistleblowers are very important part of our society” and that he was aware of the “difficulties they face”.Asked how he expected the Government to deal with the situation in the coming days, O’Dowd said: The Government makes its policy, and as I’ve said minister Shatter did exactly what he should have done.The changes are taking place and they will be debated in the Dáil.last_img read more

1000 illegal migrants repatriated in December

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A total of 1,041 undocumented migrants arrested in Greece were returned to their countries of origin in December as part of an ongoing campaign to crack down on illegal immigration, police said on Wednesday.Of the 1,041 migrants, 412 were returned home from Attica. Of these, the largest group, 91, were repatriated to Pakistan, with 55 returning to Albania, 43 to China, 35 to Algeria and 26 to Bangladesh. Immigrants from Albania, Bulgaria and Turkey returned to their countries by road.Police said 6,012 unregistered immigrants have been repatriated since August.Meanwhile, authorities in Patra said on Wednesday that 60 undocumented migrants were arrested in the port city in December. Hundreds gather in Patra every month hoping to sneak aboard boats to Italy, often before continuing on to other European Union countries. Ten people were also arrested in December on human-trafficking charges.last_img read more

La planète compte 2 milliards dinternautes

first_imgLa planète compte 2 milliards d’internautesSelon l’Union internationale des télécommunications (UIT), le nombre d’utilisateurs d’Internet dans le monde aurait atteint les deux milliards cette année.C’est au début de l’année que le cap symbolique des deux millions d’utilisateurs d’Internet a été franchi. C’est huit fois plus qu’il y a 10 ans, rapporte 20minutes.fr. Le chef de l’UIT, Hamadoun Touré, cité par l’AFP, précise : “Au début de l’année 2000, il y avait seulement 500 millions d’abonnés à la téléphonie mobile dans le monde et 250 millions d’utilisateurs d’Internet”. À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?Selon les statistiques de l’UIT, 2,08 milliards de personnes (plus d’un habitant de la planète sur trois) ont surfé sur Internet en 2010, contre 1,86 milliard en 2009. Et ils n’étaient que 1,036 milliard à le faire en 2005.Par ailleurs, pour la troisième année consécutive, le nombre d’utilisateurs est plus important dans les pays en développement (1,19 milliard, +15,6 % entre 2009 et 2010) que dans les pays développés (885 millions, +7,79 % sur la même période).Les portables ont eux aussi la cote. Le monde serait passé de “moins de un milliard à plus de 5 milliards (d’abonnés) au cours de cette décennie”, ajoute-t-il. C’est la concurrence accrue qui a permis, d’après l’UIT, de rendre accessible les technologies de l’information et de la communication à des milliards de personnes dans le monde. Le 26 janvier 2011 à 16:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Reminder 3 Months Left to Recruit 20 New ASA Members

first_imgThe American Soybean Association’s New Member Recruiter Engagement Contest ends on Sept. 29, 2015. Any ASA member who recruits 20 or more NEW members, is eligible for a drawing to win a grand prize. The winner will select a prize of their choice from five options.Grand Prize Options:Apple Technology Package (Including iPhone 6, iPad Mini 32GB and Mac Book Pro 15”)Las Vegas Showstopper VIP (three-nights in Las Vegas with VIP tickets for choice of select shows, includes airfare)Hawaiian Fairmont Getaway (four-nights at Fairmont Orchid Hawaii-Big Island, includes airfare)Girlfriends Ultimate Shopping Getaway ($1,000 shopping spree to Bloomingdale’s in Beverly Hills, Calif.)Rifle or Shotgun Package (Choice of Savage 10 PRED 243 Win 22” or Remington Versa Max 12/26 3.5”)How do you become eligible for this reward?All you have to do to be eligible for the drawing is recruit 20 or more new members. What is a new member? A new member is anyone who has never been a member of ASA or has been lapsed for more than two consecutive years.For rules and for more information about the ASA New Member Recruiter Engagement Contest, click here.last_img read more

Borough Looks At Applying For State Assistance For Seward Flood Damage

first_imgDan Nelson, Borough Office of Emergency Management Senior Manager: “This resolution would authorize the mayor to negotiate, administer and execute on behalf of the borough the disaster assistance application and grant agreement designated as the 2018 Flood/Storm Event by the state.” On October 16, 2018, Mayor Pierce signed a Local Emergency Disaster Declaration requesting assistance from the state for emergency protection services along with temporary and permanent repairs to public facilities and technical assistance. On October 12, 2018 severe damage occurred due to flooding around the City of Seward. Those areas  suffered flooding and related severe damage caused by exceptionally heavy rainstorms. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will look at a resolution at their meeting on Tuesday that would authorize Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce to apply for assistance through the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for the flood damage in Seward.center_img If passed the resolution would allow the borough to fund emergency protection services along with temporary and permanent repairs to public infrastructure and facilities and technical assistance. The borough assembly will introduce the resolution at their meeting on Tuesday, March 5.last_img read more

Houston Mayor To Make Personnel Appointment To Address Flooding

first_img 00:00 /01:34 Florian MartinHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner talks to reporters after the city council meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said he will assign one person the responsibility to address Houston’s flooding problem.“Someone whose sole responsibility will be to look at it, assess it, bring to the table the various stakeholders and design a blueprint to put us in the best position to address it,” Turner said.The mayor said he had planned to make the announcement this past Monday during his State of the City address, but then the flooding happened and the event was canceled.He wouldn’t say who that person will be, but said he has someone in mind.Turner also said he wants to create a flood task force.Some blame Houston’s development boom for making flooding worse. But Turner said he wants to take a comprehensive approach.“It’s going to take developers; it’s going to take the TIRZ community; it’s going to take the super neighborhoods, engineers, you name it,” Turner said. “The business community, public works, Harris County Flood Control District, Corps of Engineers — all sitting at the table to make it work.”He said there needs to be more storm water detention.Turner also addressed complaints by residents in the Greenspoint area, who have said the city took too long to respond when their homes were flooded.That area was one of the hardest hit.“Would I have preferred to respond to them at the immediate moment of need? Absolutely,” Turner said. “And do I apologize to anyone who believes that we didn’t respond to them in time? Absolutely. I’m the CEO and manager of the city.”But he also said no-one anticipated the flood to be as bad as it turned out and first responders were needed throughout the city.He stressed that of the eight flood-related deaths in the Houston area, none occurred in Greenspoint. Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

Night Adder attacked by birds and saved by snake expert in Ladysmith

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A Night Adder, which belongs to the Viper family, was found recently by local snake expert Fanie Cilliers.The snake was seen at a home in Farquhar Road by the residents.They say the snake was outside their home when it came under attack from Weaver birds who were “diving” down and trying to kill it from the air.The snake had no choice but to seek cover in the house.Fanie was contacted and responded to the scene in Farquhar Road.Also read: 4-metre-plus Python snake chases 9-year-old boy up a tree, fleeing for his life near LadysmithAlso read: Watch: Huge Mozambique Spitting Cobra snake found at Ladysmith home as it spits venomThe snake was quickly found by Fanie, who kept it safe from the attacking Weaver birds. The residents breathed a sigh of relief when the snake was removed from their house without any harm to anyone.Night Adder venom can be potentially lethal to humans, and people are urged to stay clear of these snakes.Fanie says the beautiful colours on the snake make some people want to touch it, but you need to stay away as they can bite and even kill with their venom.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

Bracco Diagnostics MultiHance Contrast Agent Earns Expanded Labeling for Pediatric MRI

first_img Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more January 30, 2018 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced the labeling of its contrast agent MultiHance has obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for an extension to include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the central nervous system (CNS) in pediatric patients younger than 2 years of age (including term neonates). The agent may now be used in this patient population to visualize lesions with abnormal blood-brain barrier or abnormal vascularity of the brain, spine and associated tissues.The approval was based on data specifically obtained in pediatric patients younger than 2 years of age. Similar to older pediatric patients and adults, a dose of 0.1 mmol/kg was shown to significantly improve the visualization and morphologic assessment of CNS lesions. In neonates and infants, however, a dose of 0.05 mmol/kg is effective at improving the visualization of lesions in the brain and the spine. This provides healthcare professionals with dosing flexibility depending on patient and imaging conditions and needs.MultiHance (gadobenate dimeglumine) injection, 529 mg/mL is a gadolinium-based contrast agent indicated for intravenous use in:MRI of the central nervous system (CNS) in adults and pediatric patients (including term neonates), to visualize lesions with abnormal blood-brain barrier or abnormal vascularity of the brain, spine and associated tissues; andMagnetic resonance angiography (MRA) to evaluate adults with known or suspected renal or aorto-ilio-femoral occlusive vascular disease.Bracco noted that gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) increase the risk for nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) among patients with impaired elimination of the drugs. The company counseled avoiding use of GBCAs in these patients unless the diagnostic information is essential and not available with non-contrasted MRI or other modalities. NSF may result in fatal or debilitating systemic fibrosis affecting the skin, muscle and internal organs.Bracco noted the risk for NSF appears highest among patients with:Chronic, severe kidney disease (GFR <30 mL/min/1.73m2); orAcute kidney injury.The company suggested screening patients for acute kidney injury and other conditions that may reduce renal function. For patients at risk for chronically reduced renal function (e.g. age > 60 years, hypertension or diabetes), estimate the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) through laboratory testing.The company said that for patients at highest risk for NSF, do not exceed the recommended MultiHance dose and allow a sufficient period of time for elimination of the drug from the body prior to re-administration.For more information: www.braccoimaging.comRelated Gadolinium ContentVIDEO: Big Concerns Remain for MRI Gadolinium Contrast Safety at RSNA 2017VIDEO: How Serious is MRI Gadolinium Retention in the Brain and Body?FDA Committee Votes to Expand Warning Labels on Gadolinium-Based Contrast AgentsStudy Finds No Evidence that Gadolinium Causes Neurologic Harm News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Contrast Media | January 30, 2018 Bracco Diagnostics’ MultiHance Contrast Agent Earns Expanded Labeling for Pediatric MRI FDA approves gadolinium-based contrast agent for MRI of the central nervous system in patients younger than 2 to visualize lesions with abnormal blood-brain barrier or abnormal vascularity Related Content FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more last_img read more

Chiang Mai spotlighted in ITE HCMC 2015 workshop

first_imgThe Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) participated in the workshop of “Route to World Culture Heritages in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: Quang Nam – Siem Reap – Luang Prabang – Chiang Mai – Bagan”, which is a part of the International Travel Expo in Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC 2015).The event was held on 9 September, 2015, in order to promote travel routes via the World Culture Heritage Sites in the GMS countries.The ITE HCMC 2015 is claimed to be the most important travel trade event in the Vietnamese market. This year’s ITE saw the presence of 24 Thai exhibitors and travel and tourism operators in the Thai Pavilion, which bears the marketing theme “2015 Discover Thainess.”Invited to be a keynote speaker at the workshop, Mr. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, TAT Executive Director of the Advertising and Public Relations Department, said that “Chiang Mai is brimming with Lanna culture, a significant foundation of its distinctive way of life and tradition.“In spite of the rapid growth of urban life nowadays, the capital of the Lanna kingdom is still able to represent the trace of cultural identity and heritage dating back more than 700 years.”Recently, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) added the monuments, sites, and cultural landscape of Chiang Mai to its tentative list of World Heritage Sites in the 39th meeting in Bonn, Germany, from 28 June to 8 July, 2015. This is the first step towards upgrading the sites from tentative to full.Vietnam is the fourth largest source market from the ASEAN countries. Vietnamese citizens get a 30-day visa-free entry to Thailand. In 2014, Thailand welcomed 573,184 Vietnamese visitors.During January–July 2015, Vietnamese visitor arrivals to Thailand totalled 488,819, up by 48.46% over the same period of 2014. TAT is targeting 880,000 Vietnamese visitors in 2015.As of September 2015, six airlines are operating 140 direct flights per week between Bangkok and two major cities of Vietnam. Discover ThainessSource = Tourism Authority of Thailandlast_img read more

Macron victory could threaten Cyprus reliance on low tax rates passport schemes

first_imgCyprus is likely to face mounting pressure to increase its corporate tax rate soon and needs to diversify its economy with meaningful reforms as the victory of Emmanuel Macron in Frances’ presidential elections signals a new push for a fiscal union, a Cypriot academic said.“Our economy needs to diversify risk,” said Marios Zachariadis, who teaches economics at the University of Cyprus. “We don’t want to see lawyers or accountants lose their business but by creating conditions through institutions and legislation that improve the business environment, we (can) establish the foundation for the economy’s risk diversification”.Macron, 39, a former investment banker, elected on a pledge to reform and modernise the French economy, said a week ago after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, that he would favour a change of the European treaty to establish a euro area finance ministry.“If this does not happen, the monetary union will run into problems and may break down in the years or decades to come,” Zachariadis who was commenting in a telephone interview on Friday said. “Therefore, there will be a lot of pressure for fiscal transfers to happen but for this to be accepted, there has to be a fiscal harmonisation not only affecting spending but also taxation”.The “best-case scenario” will involve a reduction of high (corporate) tax rates in various euro area countries, while a possible upwards harmonisation could affect Cyprus’s business services sector which profits from the 12.5 per cent corporate tax rate which attracts companies to Cyprus, he said.The Cypriot economy, which expanded last year 2.8 per cent and, after it emerged from a prolonged recession, 1.7 per cent in 2015, is expected to grow 2.9 per cent this year. Last year, growth received a serious boost from tourism and construction, with the latter benefitting from incentives offered to foreign property buyers, including the Cypriot citizenship or residence permit.This type of schemes, Zachariadis continued, may be necessary in the short term to kickstart the economy. “One can acknowledge that some of the measures taken by the Anastasiades government have resulted directly in growth but at the same time I would like to see investment in reforms which does not imply more spending,” the academic economist said.On the other hand, these schemes are already causing side-effects, discouraging economic activity in other areas, causing a “bubble in a neighbourhood in Limassol with the construction of large buildings,” he said.“Local bubbles impact negatively those who take business decisions,” by reducing the motivation of entrepreneurs to engage in more sustainable forms of economic activities, Zachariadis said.In order to reduce the economy’s reliance on distorting activities such as the low corporate tax rate or the citizenship-by-investment schemes, the island will need to address areas such as education, where Cyprus spends more than the EU-average, transparency and judiciary, where it performs worse compared to other European Union countries, the economist added.According to the 2015 results of the Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA) of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Cypriot students were the worst performing in the EU, trailing Romania and just ahead of Moldova.In the World Bank’s 2017 Doing Business Report which assessed he business environment in 190 countries, Cyprus which last year completed its reform programme agreed with international creditors in exchange for a bailout, ranked below Moldova and just ahead of Croatia. Cyprus was ranked 129th in enforcing contracts, a process that takes 1,100 days, 125th in dealing with construction permits which requires 507 days and 91st in registering property.“Governments cannot change the structure of an economy in five or ten years but they can create the preconditions (for this to happen) in the future,” Zachariadis said and admitted that it also “takes guts to reform”.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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