SAITM medical graduates cry foul and fear future

The statement said that the 900 students at SAITM face a stark uncertainty about their future with the new entity yet to be finalized to succeed the process of their education after the abolishment of SAITM. Medical graduates of the SAITM university in Malabe have raised concerns over the decision taken by the Government to abolish SAITM.A statement by the medical graduates of SAITM said that there are currently 81 medical graduates who enrolled to SAITM in 2009 and 2010 and graduated in 2016 and 2017 respectively and 900 students studying at SAITM. In the backdrop of the Government of Sri Lanka deciding to abolish SAITM, we face a grave situation regarding our future. The court of appeal gave a directive to provisionally register the SAITM graduates as the decision of CA Writ 187/16 and currently after SLMC appealed to the supreme courts; the matter of obtaining provisional registration by the SLMC for the medical graduates is before the supreme courts of Sri Lanka. However with the AG’s department lawyer producing the presidential committee recommendations to the Supreme Court, the court proceedings are being unduly delayed andfurthermore our professional careers have been put on hold,” the statement issued by Dilshan Fernando, Co- convener of the SAITM Medical Graduates Association and Tharindu Ruwanpathiranage, Co- convener of the SAITM Medical Graduates Association said. “We have studied under prominent academics with many years of experience in the state medical faculties. We have undergone 7 years of training and faced a final MBBS exam with the participation of eminent external examiners who have given written feedback ascertaining our quality. This long standing uncertainty and mental trauma has been extremely distressing for our graduates and students and has taken the toll in form of certain students and graduates being depressed and contemplating drastic action. Responsibility of any such repercussion should be borne by all parties responsible for our future as Sri Lankan citizens who enrolled to a UGC recognized program of study. As children of mother lanka we are eligible to our freedom of education to follow a course of study of our choice under stipulated conditions and we urge the Government to adhere to their principle of establishing freedom of education to all,” the medical graduates said.They also said that as the most affected party in the crisis, they have continuously requested a hearing with the President and the Presidential committee appointed to implement the Government proposals. Subsequent to a 10 month boycott of lectures the State medical faculty students have resumed their academic activities after the abolition of SAITM with a clear path ahead to finish their academic work and proceed with their careers.However the SAITM medical graduates and students after the completion of 8 years of medical education and training are yet to receive any substantial evidence securing our future from the government of Sri Lanka. read more

Losing streak for Ohio State mens hockey continues swept by Spartans

Michigan senior forward Zach Hyman (11) skates by OSU freshman defender Victor Björkung (5) in a Jan. 19 game at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost 10-6. Credit: Kelly Roderick / Lantern photographerTwenty, eight and zero.That’s the number of goals scored by Ohio State men’s hockey opponents, the number scored by the Buckeyes and the number of OSU wins since Jan. 10.OSU suffered its two most recent Big Ten losses this past weekend to the Michigan State Spartans. The Buckeyes (7-13-2, 2-6-0) traveled to East Lansing, Mich., over the weekend, losing to the Spartans (9-11-2, 3-3-2) 4-1 on Friday and 2-0 on Saturday to extend their losing streak to four games. In the second matchup, the Buckeyes were shut out by Spartan junior goaltender Jake Hildebrand, who totaled 22 saves.Though the Buckeyes were not able to finish on their offensive opportunities, coach Steve Rohlik said he was still proud of the way his team played. “To be honest with you, for the whole game I thought we did what we needed to do to win on the road,” Rohlik said.The Buckeyes were able to keep the score close, holding the Spartans scoreless until late in the second period as sophomore goalie Christian Frey made 32 saves. “I thought we played well,” Rohlik said. “We kept the score tight, our goalie played well.”Late in the third period, it was two major penalties on Buckeyes that gave the Spartans a 3-on-5 power play. Michigan State converted, making the score 2-0 with 1:11 left in the third. Freshman forward Matthew Weis received a contact to the head penalty that resulted in a five-minute penalty and a game misconduct at 14:49 in the third, and less than four minutes later sophomore defenseman Josh Healey, who leads the team in penalties with 11 totaling 44 minutes, received another five-minute major penalty and game misconduct for checking from behind. “The last five minutes is just inexcusable. It just can’t happen,” Rohlik said. “It’s almost like guys want to try too hard and you can’t lose control like that. For a team down one-zip, let’s give ourselves a chance. When you’re playing a good hockey team that doesn’t give up much, we basically just shot our foot off at the end.”Rohlik emphasized the importance of not receiving the major penalties, which have hindered the Buckeyes throughout the season. OSU ranks third in the Big Ten in penalty minutes with 98 minutes total and averaging 12.2 minutes a game.“I didn’t really see the Weis hit in the middle, but when you hit a guy in the head, that’s going to be a penalty,” Rohlik said. Even though the first penalty set the Buckeyes back, Rohlik said he still felt the team had a chance before Healey’s late mistake. “I mean, I still felt, ‘Let’s give ourselves a chance, pull the goalie and go 5-on-5,’” Rohlik said. “And then getting another (penalty), that’s inexcusable. You can’t put yourself in that position, so really disappointing.”Rohlik said he wants the team to be more balanced and be able to convert at both ends of the net. “We have to generate the offense too and I wish we would’ve,” Rohlik said. “We knew that was going to be the type of the game, we knew we had to wait for our chances, even being down one-zip with five minutes to go, that’s a lot of hockey left. Then at the end 5-on-3, what are you going to do? It’s just inexcusable.” In Friday night’s matchup, the teams were scoreless in the first period before the Spartans gained the advantage with a two-goal lead going into the third period. Buckeye sophomore David Gust scored his second goal of the season to cut the lead for OSU early in the third period, but that proved to be the only Buckeye tally of the weekend.Even though the Buckeyes were not able to build upon Gust’s momentum, OSU still saw a lot of chances in front of the goal, which Rohlik said was a bright spot despite a trio of face-off goals by Michigan State. “I thought we played good hockey, they had three face-off goals that total for about 15 seconds, other than that we had 75 shot attempts,” Rohlik said.OSU outshot MSU, 34-31, and Frey made 27 saves for the Buckeyes, while Hildebrand had 33 for Michigan State. The Buckeyes are set for a bye week before returning to Big Ten action Feb. 6 and 7 against the Minnesota Golden Gophers in Minneapolis, Minn. read more

44 quake recorded in TT

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre recorded a 4.4 earthquake that rocked sections of the twin island republic early Thursday.According to preliminary data, the earthquake that struck at 12:10am was located at latitude 10.79N, longitude 61.86W and depth 10 kilometres.It was felt in the towns of Port of Spain,  Arima and San Fernando. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedT&T urged to remain earthquake alertNovember 7, 2018In “latest news”T&T rattled by 9th quake in just over a weekNovember 1, 2018In “Regional”T&T, Grenada rattled by earthquakeNovember 12, 2018In “Regional”

Poll Should workers be banned from drinking during the day

first_img 89 Comments I don’t know (665) Feb 18th 2017, 9:30 AM By Paul Hosford Image: PA Wire/PA Images No (5209) Saturday 18 Feb 2017, 9:30 AM Yes (12050) Image: PA Wire/PA Imagescenter_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email Poll: Should workers be banned from drinking during the day? Do you ever drink at lunch? Poll Results: 29,597 Views LLOYDS OF LONDON, one of the City of London’s most well-known names, has told staff to cut out day-time drinking.But should staff be banned from having a drink with their lunch? Or should employers trust staff not to come back to the office hammered?Do you ever drink at lunch?We’re asking: Should workers be banned from drinking during the day? Short URL YesNoI don’t knowVotelast_img read more

Love but no commitment

first_imgGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel met with the Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou to discuss Germany’s support to Greece’s financial crisis on Tuesday. We have been watching this with satisfaction because we know that this requires political boldness. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on GreeceShe expressed her support to Greece to help get back on it’s feet but say whether or not Berlin would offer financial support. Merkel failed to give any evidence of supporting Greece’s bid to improve the terms of the 110-billion-euro package when European Union leaders meet next month. As reported in the Kathimerini, Papandreou said: “Angela, I want to thank you very much for what you have done, your support and your friendship,” before suggesting Greece and Germany could work more closely on tourism and “green growth”. “Greece has started to put its house in order,” said Merkel. “We have been watching this with satisfaction because we know that this requires political boldness. “I believe that there are still some more things for Greece to do and the more decisive that it is in following the necessary policies, the more Germany will believe that it can succeed.” Merkel implied she supported the euro, despite criticism from various quarters that her lack of support is being “un-European”. “We know that we need the single currency,” she said. “We are all focused on the euro.” After Merkel and Papandreou met, Greece’s Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinoi and his counterpart, Wolfgang Schauble, met to discuss the matter further. Papandreou then visited Helsinki to meet with Finland’s Prime Minister, Mari Kiviniemi, to gather support for Greece’s position ahead of a March 24 – 25 European Union leaders’ summit. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Rivers bill would send some pot tax revenue to cities counties

first_imgA measure that would give local cities and counties a cut of marijuana tax revenue was heard Monday in Olympia.Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, is backing the bill and said the proposal is crucial to help local public safety efforts. When voters approved Initiative 502, legalizing recreational marijuana, Rivers said, they were told it would decrease crime. “We were promised time and time again it was going to be a tremendous savings to public safety,” Rivers said. “Jails would be empty, we wouldn’t have any more marijuana-related crime. We’ve found quite the opposite.” Rivers’ proposal would use money previously earmarked for the State Basic Health Plan, which provided subsidized health care for low-income residents. The program was eliminated under federal health care reforms.Rivers would like to redirect the funds, but only towns, cities, and counties that have not banned marijuana producers, processors or retailers would receive the money. Vancouver and Battle Ground are the only two Clark County cities that allow marijuana businesses. Eric Johnson, executive director of the Washington Association of County Officials, testified that revenue-sharing is “extremely important to our citizens.” Legislative analysts estimate the measure could send $63 million to local municipalities in the next two-year budget cycle, $114 million in 2017-19 and $125 million in 2019-21, all earmarked to boost public safety efforts. “It’s a tremendous amount of money,” Rivers said.The estimates could be high, however, the senator said, because she believes the recreational market, which is taxed, is being undercut by the unregulated medical marijuana market.last_img read more

Galaxy Fold is back in front as the Samsung foldable phones real

first_img Samsung’s foldable phone is here, with brand-new One UI for Android Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone What’s in a name? That which we call a Galaxy Fold by any other word would bend as sweet. Though if Samsung had called it the Galaxy F that would have been terrible.As Blass points out, it’s been over two years since the rumors about Samsung’s folding flagship started to surface, which actually isn’t that long for a complex new technology to turn into a real product. We’ll probably know for certain tomorrow, when Samsung’s slated to deliver more details about it during its Galaxy S10 announcement at its Unpacked event. And, of course, it won’t be alone at Mobile World Congress next week, with at least two confirmed competitors and a handful more rumored. And it’s possible that it may not be as sweet as it sounds — it needs to overcome some typical first-generation hurdles.Samsung declined to comment. Now playing: Watch this: Tags 3:02 Share your voice Comments Mobile World Congress 2019 Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 Galaxy X foldable phone FAQ: Specs, release date, price reading • Galaxy Fold is back in front as the Samsung foldable phone’s real name • May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared Screenshot by Chris Pavey/CNET It looks like “Galaxy Fold” has gone to the head of the line as the name for Samsung’s forthcoming foldable phone, which passes the previous contender, Galaxy X.That’s according to a cryptic tweet by reliable leaker Evan Blass: Samsung Samsung Galaxy Fold— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 19, 2019 Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone 21 Photos Phones Mobile World Congress 2019 4 See Alllast_img read more

Hotter Acura NSX Type R coming later this year report says

first_img Share your voice 55 Photos 1 2020 Audi R8 first drive: Improving an already fantastic supercar Acura NSX gets its very own high-tech factory Acura More From Roadshow Enlarge ImageThe Acura NSX received a number of updates for the 2019 model year, including this new shade of orange paint. Acura While the Acura NSX hybrid supercar received a number of updates for the 2019 model year, none of them resulted in a significant increase in overall performance. But a new report out of Japan on Tuesday suggests a more-powerful NSX Type R could bow at the Tokyo Motor Show in October.According to Forbes, the NSX Type R will get a power boost, pushing the twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter, hybrid V6’s output to 650 horsepower — a healthy bump over the 573 horsepower of the current car. Stiffer suspension components and larger, carbon-ceramic brakes will help with overall on-road poise, while aero bits like a rear wing and larger front splitter will improve airflow and add downforce at higher speeds.Of course, all these extra goodies will come at a price, and Forbes expects the NSX Type R will cost around $200,000. The standard NSX, meanwhile, has an MSRP of $157,500, though we’ve heard reports of massive discounts being offered.Ever since its launch in 2016, the NSX has been a bit slow to start. Sales haven’t exactly been on fire, with just 102 examples sold in the US through April of this year. Still, that’s a 42% increase over the same period in 2018, largely thanks to the chassis improvements and new color options.The addition of a Type R variant might make the NSX more appealing to well-heeled supercar customers — assuming it’s actually happening, anyway. When asked for comment, an Acura spokesperson said the Forbes report was “speculative and did not contain information on sourcing” and that the company has “no announcements to make regarding future plans for NSX.””NSX continues to play a critical role in our effort to refocus Acura around performance, both on road and track,” the company said in a statement, “and we’re very pleased with the significant impact it is having.” Acura 2019 Acura NSX in its tangy, new hue 2019 Nissan Maxima review: The ‘four-door sports car’ that isn’t Performance Cars Hybrids Coupes Comment 2019 Acura NSX review: Hitting its stride Now playing: Watch this: Tags 5:09last_img read more

Connecting the communities of rural Alaska

first_imgA new book by former public radio GM for KOTZ and KSKA, Dr. Alex Hills, tells the story of the early days of telecommunications in rural Alaska, what it took to connect the villages and who was doing the work. The book is called Finding Alaska’s Village: And Connecting Them and author Alex Hills will be on hand to discuss it.Listen Now HOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Dr. Alex Hills – former public broadcasting GM and authorNellie Moore – KOTZ radio veteranStatewide callersParticipate:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.last_img read more

Accidents become normal affair in Pragati Nagar

first_imgYousufguda: People traveling from Pragathi Nagar risk their life while negotiating the uneven road of the area as accidents occur here frequently. The stretch witnesses one accident every day and is a matter of concern for the commuters and the locals who live there.A local resident shares, “The condition of the road is pathetic and is causing accidents every other day. We witnessed a major accident today and the person was bleeding and was taken to the nearby hospital. This has been a major issue here where people are risking their lives every day. I don’t know when will the civic authorities response as the temporary patchworks are not helping as it later becomes worse. As we see bikers skid every day and some people just are left with small scratches. I request the authorities to respond before someone loses his life.”last_img read more

Hasina to live in Tungipara after retirement from politics

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina — BSS file photoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said she will live at her village in Tungipara after retirement from politics.“Whenever I will retire (from politics), I will go to my village and stay there – it’s my decision … I will stay in Tungipara, my ancestral village,” she said in her speech after a spectacular cultural show at Bangladesh Ansar and VDP Academy here this morning.The artistes of Bangladesh Ansar and VDP performed in the cultural function on the occasion of the 39th National Rally of Bangladesh Ansar and Village Defence Party (VDP).Sheikh Hasina became emotional seeing two children dancing on a boat at the cultural function at the Ansar-VDP lake. She said that she recalled her childhood memories by witnessing the boat.“My grandfather had a big ‘panshi’ boat having two rooms and windows … When I boarded the boat, I used to touch water with my hands sitting near the windows,” she reminisced.Sheikh Hasina, daughter of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, continued: “I along with others, especially my brother (Sheikh) Kamal, used to jump and dance climbing on the roof of the boat … when I see boats, I remember my this childhood memories.”The prime minister pointed out her government’s initiatives for turning every village into a town. “Our aim is that the rural people will get all urban facilities … they will get better life and will live beautifully,” she said.Sheikh Hasina said: “We want the future of today’s children will be brighter and more beautiful as well as technology-based.”The prime minister sought cooperation of all to build a more developed and prosperous Bangladesh.She said father of the nation Bangabandhu liberated the country with a goal of establishing a hunger-and-poverty-free Sonar Bangla.“Our commitment is to materialise his dream. We have removed hunger and cut down the poverty rate significantly and the rate of poverty will have to be cut further … Bangladesh will have to make more developed and prosperous and for this, I seek cooperation of all,” she said.The prime minister said she has firm belief that the Ansar and VDP members could change every village.“Bangladesh is a beautiful country and all will have to work to build our motherland in such a way so that we could move keeping our head high, not begging alms from others … we will establish ourselves by standing on our own feet and through our own resources,” she said.Ministers, the deputy speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad, advisers to the prime minister, parliament members, chiefs of the three services, diplomats and high civil and military officials were also present at the function.last_img read more

Gang rape accused killed in gunfight

first_imgA Prothom Alo IllustrationA gang rape accused was killed in what police called a gunfight with them in Bhaluka upazila of Mymensingh early Monday.The deceased was Saiful Islam, 40, son of Jabed Ali from Bhaluka’s Koiyadi village.He was one of the accused in a case filed for gang-raping a schoolgirl, claimed police.Bhaluka model police station officer-in-charge Main Uddin said that a gang of robbers were taking preparation to commit robbery, a police team conducted a drive in Hatiber village around 1:30am.Sensing the presence of the cops, the robbers opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight, according to the police version.After the gunfight, the police team found a man wounded with bullets and took him to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital where the on-duty physicians declared him dead, police claimed.Police also said that they later identified the man as Saiful.According to the police version, the school girl was gang-raped by two persons – Ramzan and Saiful – while she was going to the school. They took her to a bush and raped her in turn as well as recording the video of the incident, police said.They also added that the girl was threatened to be raped again and the video will be circulated if she disclosed the incident to anybody on 24 June. A case was then filed with the Bhaluka model police station accusing Ramzan and Saiful for the ‘gang rape’.On Sunday, Jasmin Ershad, the wife of the local member of parliament, announced a reward of Tk 100,000 if anyone could capture the accused in the gang rape case.last_img read more

Yunus wins Global Womens Leadership award

first_imgMuhammad Yunus. File photoNobel Laureate professor Muhammad Yunus has been honoured with the ‘2019 Global Women’s Leadership Award’ at the Global Summit of Women in Basel, Switzerland, reports UNB.Professor Yunus received the award on 5 July for his internationally-recognised work in poverty alleviation and economic empowerment of women globally through his pioneering work of microfinance and social business, said a media release on Tuesday.Millions of poor women around the world found their inner capacity to take up entrepreneurial activities to generate income and establish their economic freedom and individual dignity, it said.The Global Summit of Women is a project of the Global Women Research and Education Institute, an organisation based in Washington, DC, USA.Over 1,200 leaders in business and government from 65 countries around the world attended this year’s premier business and economic forum for women which have been taking place for the last 29 years.The theme of this year’s summit was ‘Women: Redefining Success’.The Global Summit of Women was conceived as the nexus at which all sectors – public, private and nonprofit – would come together under the common vision of dramatically expanding women’s economic opportunities globally through exchanges of working solutions and creative strategies forged by women leaders from different parts of the world.Notable speakers and guests included Sung Joo Kim, chair & chief visionary officer, MCM Holdings AG, Martin Jetter, chairman, IBM Europe, Christine Schmid, managing director, Credit Suisse, Mai Chen, board director, Bank of New Zealand, Gurveen Singh, chief human resources officer, Reckitt Benckiser, UK, Carolina Muller-Mohl, president, Muller-Mohl Group, Inga Legasova, CEO, RemiLing, Jill Ader, chair, Egon Zehnder, United Kingdom, Muriel Penicaud, minister for labour, france, Saara Kuugongelwa-amadhila, prime minister of Namibia and Atifete Jahjaga, former president of Kosovo.last_img read more

Houston Will Get More Heavy Downpours Because Of Climate Change Say Scientists

first_img Share 00:00 /01:34 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: You might be wondering, what is going on with our weather? This latest big storm comes not even a year after a very similar downpour flooded Houston last Memorial Day weekend. These are big storms dumping as much rain in hours as otherwise might be expected in weeks.“April 2016 will go down as the wettest April on record for the City of Houston,” says Jake Crouch, a scientist at the government’s National Centers for Environmental Information.Crouch is part of a team tracking weather data from Houston and across the country. He says this week’s storm was, topped only by Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 as the city’s biggest single rain event ever. They are heavy downpours and Crouch says, they are increasing in frequency.“We are seeing more precipitation fall in single events. So that means we’re seeing more of these flooding events occur. But we’re also seeing longer and more frequent droughts as well,“ says Crouch.Hold on. Both extremes?“We’re actually seeing both extremes occur with a change in climate. More heavy, single precipitation events and longer and more frequent droughts.“So it’s not more rain falling on average, it’s just more coming all at once every so often?“One of the reasons that it’s happening is we are warming the lower part of the atmosphere. And when that happens the atmosphere can hold more moisture content. So when precipitation does occur we are seeing heavier precipitation in single events,“ Crouch told News 88.7.Compared to the first half of the last century, these big downpours have increased 16 percent in Texas according to federal data. But it could be worse…in the northeast United States, big downpours are up over 70 percent. X Listenlast_img read more

Court Orders Hospital to Keep Texas Girl 9 on Life Support

first_img Share FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The parents of a 9-year-old North Texas girl who has cancer obtained a temporary court order Monday to block a hospital from disconnecting their daughter from life support.Doctors at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth had planned to remove Payton Summons from life support at noon Monday against her parents’ wishes. However, the parents obtained a 14-day restraining order blocking the hospital from removing the child from the ventilator that keeps her breathing.The couple’s attorney, Justin Moore, said the delay was necessary to allow them time to find another medical facility willing to keep Payton alive. State District Judge Melody Wilkinson has scheduled a Friday morning hearing to reconsider the order after further developments, however.Payton has cancer, with a tumor that cut off her circulation, said hospital attorney Laura Copeland.“She has a tumor that is crushing her heart and lungs,” Copeland said.The girl was in cardiac arrest when she arrived at the hospital on Sept. 25, according to a statement Monday from Cook Children’s Medical Center. She was given CPR for a total of an hour at home and the hospital.“Our physicians and nurses were able to revive her heartbeat, but they were unsuccessful in resuscitating her breathing,” the hospital statement said.The cardiac arrest had caused “a devastating injury to her brain due to being without oxygen for over an hour,” the statement said.Moore said doctors told the parents on Thursday that their daughter was brain dead, meeting the state’s legal definition of death even though her heart still beats.On Monday, Copeland told the judge: “There is no facility, there is no phone call that could be made, there is no place that will take her. She is dead. It is very traumatic for the staff to have to do things for a patient they know is dead.”Moore, however, said Payton’s parents have not given up.“They simply want to give their child a fighting chance. Far too often, we have seen medical facilities choose profits over care for patients,” the attorney said in a statement.last_img read more

Titanium Powder Market by Technology Application Geography – Analysis

first_imgLow oxygen titanium powder for Aerospace aviation and Ship Because of the oxygen content in titanium powder (CPTi) is an important index of its performance for coatings. In the context of China-US trade war and global economic volatility and uncertainty, it will have a big influence on this market.Titanium Powder Market Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2023 is a professional and comprehensive research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China).The report firstly introduced the Titanium Powder basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ it analyzed the world’s main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, supply, demand and market growth rate and forecast etc. In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis.The major players profiled in this report include:•ATI•Cristal•Fengxiang Titanium Material & Powder•ADMA Products•Reading Alloys•MTCOThe end users/applications and product categories analysis:On the basis of product, this report displays the sales volume, revenue (Million USD), product price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into-•General TypeOn the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate of Titanium Powder for each application, including-•Aerospace Industry•Automobile IndustryGet 10% Discount on corporate user license @ Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452Email: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Virtual Imaging Announces New RadPro Mobile 40kW Flex Plus Digital Xray System

first_img Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 27, 2016 Virtual Imaging Announces New RadPro Mobile 40kW Flex Plus Digital X-ray System New mobile DR system features telescoping column, Enhanced Workflow Package for customized, streamlined workflows Related Content Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more July 27, 2016 — Virtual Imaging, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. Inc., announced the new RadPRO  Mobile 40kW Flex Plus Digital X-ray System. Featuring a telescopic column and fast processing times to quickly capture high-quality diagnostic images, this new digital X-ray system includes the Enhanced Workflow Package, a combination of software and hardware, which is intended to help healthcare professionals save time by customizing workflows with existing hospital information systems (HIS)/radiology information systems (RIS) and removing unnecessary steps. The Enhanced Workflow Package also allows users to complete routine imaging tasks from the mobile device, eliminating the need to access healthcare information systems from a dedicated workstation.The Enhanced Workflow Package allows users to seamlessly switch between image acquisition and third-party HIS/RIS software applications or picture archiving and communication systems (PACS)/quality assurance (QA). Conveniently allowing users to query PACS for prior studies, perform image verification and close patient exams all from the mobile system, the RadPRO Mobile 40kw Flex Plus enables healthcare professionals to perform nearly all routine imaging tasks right from the patient’s bedside.Offering mobility and power-saving advantages, the system’s small width makes it easy to maneuver in restricted spaces and corridors, while large wheels make mounting small steps easy. Featuring a patented wireless distributed antennae system that increases wireless range 40 percent over single access point systems and lead crystal batteries, designed to retain power longer than acid batteries, this digital X- ray system can improve flexibility and efficiency for nearly any healthcare practitioner. The system is compatible with Canon CXDI-701C, 801C and 401C wireless digital flat panel detectors. Its fast processing times allow users to easily capture high-quality diagnostic images for routine diagnosis or challenging trauma, with flexibility in patient positioning and the ability to manage or manipulate images at bedside, making it an excellent mobile alternative for hospitals, clinics and universities.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate 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 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

67yearold turtle conservationist takes on Mt Everest

first_imgLike any good Buddhist, Ed Marzec has lived many lives: He was a high-powered attorney in the U.S., he served multiple presidents, he taught at a university for more than a decade, he raised Andalusian horses, and he is proprietor of the Punta Mala nature reserve in Playa Hermosa, a significant breeding ground for sea turtles. He spends much of his time living and working in Costa Rica, and he has led conservation and service projects around the world.But Marzec is now embarking on his most ambitious project yet: He will attempt to summit Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain the world. If he succeeds, 67-year-old Marzec will likely be the oldest U.S. citizen to bag the peak. Among Marzec’s companions will be his friend Padam Ghale, a 72-year-old Nepalese mountaineer and guide. Marzec has endured six knee operations, but he is otherwise in good health. The Tico Times reached him by phone during his extended layover in Beijing, China.First off, how are you feeling?I’m feeling great. I’m in great physical shape. The blood count is up, so I can hold oxygen. Iron is high, which is good. All the body parts work. But that’s only one-third of the formula. It’s quite well known that physical wellbeing is just a prerequisite. A lot of it is luck — avoiding avalanches, rocks falling from above, chunks of ice coming down, equipment failure. There’s instantaneous storms that crank 100-mile-an-hour winds. There’s high-altitude sickness and mental stability. When people climb, the normal death rate is about 10 or 12 percent. In my age group, the rate is about 40 percent. But I feel like I’m going to beat those odds.What inspired you to take on Everest?Let me start by saying that Buddhism is a great philosophy on life, and it is not an organized religion. It’s a philosophy. And if you become a great Buddhist, you become a wonderful Christian, a wonderful Jew, a wonderful Hindu, or whatever. I was studying Buddhism in Kathmandu, because [the nearby city of] Lumbini is the birthplace of the Buddha, and not India, like many people think. The direct teachings of the Buddha come from Nepal. Buddhism is “whatever works,” basically. The Buddha said, as you try to find enlightenment, you must never take the easy road, which was the Buddha’s way of saying, “No pain, no gain.” So I thought, the highest mountain in the world is the one I’d try next.So what’s the itinerary?I flew into Beijing on China Airlines, because I have friends here. I’m going to spend some time in Bangkok for a business trip. Then I’ll be in Kathmandu, Nepal, probably on the 19th [of March]. I’ll be meeting with a number of Buddhists there to get my head squared away. Then I’ll be headed to the most dangerous airport in the world, Lukla. They say if you survive the flight to Lukla, the rest of it is a cakewalk.Tell me about your team.Usually [expeditions] are groups of five or 10 climbers, because that’s how they split it up. Unfortunately, I’m a very competitive person, and if someone goes ahead of me, I’ll want to keep up with them, and that could be fatal. I’ll have three climbers, then a head climber. I’ll have 12 porters, I’ll have a cook. But the last part of the journey will just be three or four of us.You have a demonstrated interest in conservation, and Mt. Everest has become infamous for its litter. What are you feelings about it?Although there are 300 permits issued each year, about 1,500 people pass through the base camp on a rotating basis. You have sherpas, you have support groups, you have families. There’s no power. There’s no sewage. There’s no water, except by melting ice. And you have huge amounts of trash buildup. A little pun here – it gets kind of shitty here after awhile. For everyone who gets a permit, a portion of the money goes to drums that take fecal matter down the mountain.You live in Costa Rica about half the year. Are you representing the country in any way?I love Costa Rica, I love the people in Costa Rica, and I’ve met some wonderful folks. I am taking up a Costa Rican flag, and when on the summit, I plan on holding it up – if I’m alive. (Laughs). It’s my humble way of saying thank you to the generosity Costa Rican people.Some climbers attempt the mountain without oxygen. Do you plan to use oxygen?Only 40 to 50 people have summited Everest without oxygen. This is something that’s dangerous enough using oxygen. And by the way, oxygen is a very dangerous chemical. Oxygen is tough on the lungs, tough on the system. It even burns the lungs after awhile. It’s like having a really bad hangover.You have done a lot of service projects in diverse communities around the world. What should people know about service?I’ve had a very fortunate life. I became a lawyer, I’m physically fit, I’m a tough guy – physically and socially. But I realized that all the houses and Ferraris that I had were absolutely worthless. It was like trying to swim across a very wide, deep river, and all these things that I had were like anchors that made crossing that river impossible. None of these worldly things means anything. It’s totally contrary to our advancement. I’ve been able to not just give it away, but use my good fortune to help other people. That’s what the Buddha taught. It makes everything I do seem very natural. Facebook Comments Related posts:A tattoo convention, Russian ballet and other happenings around Costa Rica Final World Cup showdown, viral theater, and other happenings around Costa Rica Costa Rican sets milestone upon reaching summit of Yosemite National Park’s notorious El Capitán alone Update: NBA star Kobe Bryant vacations in Costa Ricalast_img read more

American Airlines launching direct flights from New York to Costa Rica

first_img Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica airports increase security following Brussels blasts Winter Storm Stella causes flight cancellations between New York-Costa Rica American Airlines expanding service to Costa Rica Costa Rica airport restricts liquids in carry-ons Big Apple, meet Pura Vida.Beginning in November, American Airlines will launch new direct routes between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Costa Rica.American Airlines will operate daily service between JFK and Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) near San José. The direct flights begin Nov. 21.It will also offer Saturday flights from JFK to Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Liberia. Those start Dec. 21.“The contribution of American Airlines with its offering of almost 67,000 new seats is extraordinary news for the tourism sector and is an important contribution to national economic activity, whose main driver is tourism,” said Maria Amalia Revelo, Minister of Tourism.The routes will operate as follows, according to a press release from the Costa Rican Tourism Board:JFK-SJO: Departs New York daily at 3:59 p.m. and arrives at 9:42 p.m. Departs the San José area at 11:03 p.m. and arrives in New York at 5:19 a.m.JFK-LIR: Departs New York on Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. and arrives at 10:55 a.m. Departs Liberia at 11:04 a.m. and arrives in New York at 4:59 p.m.The flights will be bookable soon, and we’ll double-check what appears to be an impossibly short turnaround time in Liberia on the JFK-LIR route.All flights will be operated by a Boeing 737-800 “with convenient schedules for a full week-long vacation or a quick weekend escape,” according to a press release from American Airlines.last_img read more