first_imgNew Delhi: ONGC Videsh Ltd, the overseas investment arm of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), Friday reported a 71 per cent jump in its 2018-19 fiscal year net profit on the back of a spike in crude oil production. Consolidated net profit in April 2018 to March 2019 period at Rs 1,682 crore was 71.4 per cent higher than Rs 981 crore net profit in the previous financial year, the company said in a statement here. OVL is the unlisted overseas arm of ONGC and is not obligated to report quarterly earning numbers. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents Turnover rose 40.5 per cent to Rs 14,632 crore. This came on back of an 8 per cent surge in crude oil production from assets the company has in foreign countries. Oil production rose to 10.1 million tonnes in 2018-19 from 9.35 million tonnes in the previous year. Natural gas output, however, fell 1.6 per cent to 4.73 billion cubic meters. OVL holds a stake in 41 oil and gas asset in 20 countries spanning from Brazil to New Zealand. The company said production from South Sudan’s Greater Pioneer Operating Company (GPOC) has resumed during the year after prolonged shutdown since December 2013. Presently, the block is flowing crude oil at about 35,000 barrels per day. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chief The firm also struck oil for the second time in a Colombian block, CPO-5. “The well flowed at a self-flow rate of about 4,000 barrels per day,” the statement said adding oil was first discovered on the block in 2017. “With the two wells, current production from CPO-5 is more than 8,000 barrels per day,” it said. During the year, the company and its partner in Mozambique’s giant Rovuma Offshore Area 1 gas field have sold around 11 million tonnes per annum of the LNG that will be produced from the project to several global consumers and traders. Also, the company shipped the first equity oil cargo from Lower Zakum Concession in UAE to group refinery at Mangalore. OVL’s assets abroad hold in-place reserves of about 676 million tonnes of oil and oil equivalent gas.last_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a quick speech lauding his government’s new policy on how the Liberals raise money during his first fundraiser since the party put the new rules in place.Attendees paid up to $250 to hear the prime minister speak for 10 minutes and get a photo with him in a lobby of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.To fend off accusations the party was providing preferential access to Trudeau and his cabinet in exchange for dollars from wealthy donors in private homes, the party introduced a new policy it says makes raising cash more transparent.“I am very happy to see members of the press this evening,” Trudeau said early in his remarks, which drew subdued applause from the roughly 300-person crowd.“We are very happy to see (journalists) among us and thank you very much for being here,” he said, looking at reporters and raising his hands to give a conspicuous, single clap.The new system involves holding fundraisers featuring Trudeau or ministers only in public places, announcing them in advance, allowing the media to attend and disclosing the guest list within the following 45 days.Thursday’s event in Montreal was not the first of its kind under the new rules. Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr attended a fundraiser in Calgary at the end of April.“We are the first to adopt this practice,” Trudeau said, adding “we hope the other parties will quickly do the same thing in the spirit of openness and trust with Canadians.”Roughly 30 minutes before he took the stage, the Conservative party did some fundraising of its own.In an email sent to supporters, Stephen McCreary, director of digital operations for the party, said “the Liberals’ cash-for-access fundraising scheme is back.”“They’ll say their fundraisers are open to the ‘public,’ but the cost of admission ranges from $250 to $1,500 a head — just like before.”The email also boasted the party collected almost twice as much money as the Liberals have in the first three months of the year.Liberal party spokesman Braeden Caley said there was “a pause” on national fundraising events throughout the first quarter while the new standards for open and transparent fundraising events were being prepared.Some Liberals are pointing to that as one reason for lacklustre fundraising figures in the first three months of this year, when the Conservatives raised nearly twice as much money from a larger pool of contributors, even though they are in the midst of a leadership race that ought to be siphoning would-be donations to the party.“There’s a small connection,” spokesman Braeden Caley said when asked whether the lower profile played a role.There were registered lobbyists who signed up and paid to attend Thursday’s fundraiser, but the Liberal party said they were removed from the guest list.“Individuals who were registered to lobby the special guest were informed they would not be able to attend this event, in line with the party’s commitment regarding such checks in advance of ticketed fundraising events,” Caley wrote in an email Thursday.Caley confirmed fewer than five individuals who were registered to lobby the PMO had bought tickets.“No other party has made a similar (fundraising) commitment and we challenge them to do so,” Caley said.Soon, they might not have a choice.The Liberal government promised legislation that would require similar disclosure for events involving party leaders and leadership candidates.“It’s always possible to raise the bar and we will continue to work hard to make the government more transparent,” Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould said Thursday during question period.John O’Leary, her spokesman, said the government aims to introduce the legislation this spring.One Liberal source said the legislation will be essentially the same as the measures the party brought in, which would prevent the party having to once again change the way they are doing things.One significant difference, according to two Liberal sources, will likely be the lack of a requirement to open the events up to the media.The Conservatives and New Democrats say they do not plan on taking any lessons from the Liberals.“The reality is they weren’t able to follow their own set of rules the first time,” said Conservative MP Blaine Calkins.New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen said his skepticism stems from the fact the Liberals deserted their promise to change how Canadians vote. “I have very, very low trust with this government when it comes to democratic reform.”last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA — Conservative environment critic Ed Fast is slamming the federal government’s decision to give $12 million to help Loblaws stores make their refrigerators and freezers more energy-efficient.Fast says he is curious how many ordinary Canadians could just walk into the prime minister’s office and ask him to buy them a new fridge.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced the funds for Loblaws at a Loblaws Superstore in her Ottawa riding Monday, to cover one-quarter of the costs of retrofitting the refrigeration systems in 370 of the company’s supermarkets over the next three years.She says the greenhouse-gas emissions reduced through the project will cut Loblaws’ overall emissions by nearly a fourth and be the equivalent of taking 50,000 cars off the road.The funds come from a $450-million national challenge run by the government inviting companies to apply for money, with the winning bids selected based on which projects are expected to achieve the deepest emissions cuts.A spokeswoman for McKenna says small businesses can apply to a separate fund for help to cut their emissions and an announcement is coming soon on the carbon-tax rebates promised for them.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgFast and the Furious star Paul Walker had a heart of gold and has left behind a charity legacy matched by few.The 40-year-old was killed in a car accident on Saturday.“It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for Reach Out Worldwide,” his charity said in a statement. “He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news.”Walker founded REACH OUT Worldwide in January 2010, following the Haiti earthquake. Its mission is simple: to offer help and hope to people affected by natural disasters.“Paul wasn’t someone who would just write a check and lend his name to an organization; he was the heart and soul of Reach Out WorldWide,” said JD Dorfman, Reach Out Worldwide. “Paul was the first one in and the last one out, he led by example and his hard work and dedication inspired everyone who had the privilege of working with him. He led one of the first teams into the hardest hit areas of Haiti and traveled to Chili to bring water, medical aid and hope after the Earthquake and Tsunami. He ran a chainsaw clearing debris and helping people get back into their homes during the hottest days after the tornadoes in Alabama… Some people play a hero, Paul was a hero. Paul was an honorable, hardworking, dedicated, respectful man with a humble spirit who shared his blessings with those who needed it most. It was an honor and a privilege to be able to work with, learn and look up to someone who walked the walk.”From his charity’s website: “Based in Santa Barbara, Calif., we are a dedicated network of trained volunteers who act as first responders in the United States and abroad. We strive to bring hope in bleak circumstances by providing aid when it’s needed most, in the first days after a devastating event occurs. Our philosophy is that by making a difference in an individual’s life, to that person, the world has been changed for the better. Our ultimate goal is to send a team to disaster areas within 48 to 72 hours after an event happens.”Paul Walker will be sadly missed in both the acting and philanthropy communities.Copyright ©2013Look to the Starslast_img read more

28 March 2011The United Nations has seen no evidence of a ceasefire in Libya or of any steps by the country’s authorities to fulfil their obligations under Security Council resolutions aimed at protecting civilians in the strife-torn North African country, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. “We have serious concerns about the protection of civilians and respect for human rights and international humanitarian law,” Mr. Ban told Member States during an informal closed meeting of the General Assembly, which he briefed on his recent travels. “I call, once again, for full respect for international humanitarian law and human rights by all those involved in the fighting.” He also stressed the urgent need for humanitarian access, reiterating that all parties to the fighting have an obligation to allow unimpeded access to people in need. The Secretary-General said he would continue to take part in “wide-ranging diplomatic efforts aimed at a ceasefire and a political solution” to the conflict in Libya, where military forces allied to leader Muammar al-Qadhafi have waged a fierce battle with opposition forces. On 17 March the Security Council adopted a resolution authorizing Member States to take “all necessary measures” to protect civilians in Libya, and since then several countries have carried out air strikes as part of their efforts to implement the resolution. Mr. Ban told the General Assembly that there are reports that opposition groups have made a series of westward advances in the past few days, although he cautioned that the situation on the ground is rapidly changing. Tomorrow the UN chief will, along with his Special Envoy Abdul Elah al-Khatib, take part in an international conference in London on the situation in Libya. Mr. Khatib is also expected to travel again to Libya soon. The Security Council today also received an update on the implementation of a Council resolution that imposed sanctions on Libya’s leadership because of their actions during the current crisis. The fighting in Libya is part of a broader wave of protests and unrest that has swept across North Africa and the Middle East, toppling long-standing regimes in Tunisia and Egypt. During his briefing today Mr. Ban told UN Member States about the details of his recent visit to Tunisia and Egypt, and the wider situation in the region. read more

Furthermore, according to the Asian Tribune, Ambassador R.K.M.A Rajakaruna has been nominated as the Ambassador designate for the new Sri Lankan Mission in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He has already left Chennai where he was Deputy High Commissioner succeeding Ambassador V. Krishnamoorthy. Asian Tribune learnt that he is waiting for the final clearance from Bahrain and it is expected that the new Sri Lanka Mission in Bahrain will be opened up shortly no sooner Mr. Rajakaruna takes up the appointment.In the meantime Ambassador V. Krissnamoorthy has been nominated as Ambassador for Saudi Arabia and this was confirmed by Mr. Karunatilaka Amunugama, Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs. He succeeds Ambasssador Ahamed A. Jawad, who has been recalled immediately after the beheading of the Sri Lanka House Maid Rizana Nafeek. Sarath Dissanayaka, the former Director General of the Publicity Division of the External Affairs Ministry, has taken up the appointment as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Cuba and also accredited to Argentina.Sri Lanka’s former Permanent Representative to Geneva Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam had earlier been appointed to the post but according to the Asian Tribune website she has now been “thrown to the wolves”. She was supposed to take over as Ambassador to Cuba but Asian Tribune learnt that for reasons not explained, she did not take up that appointment and she has faded off from the limelight. Already External Affairs Ministry has decided on the nomination A. L. Sabarullah Khan, as the Deputy High Commissioner to Chennai. He was formerly the Consul General for Jeddah and presently the Director of the Economic Affairs Division in the Ministry. read more

“There’s not a moment to lose,” President François Hollande told the Assembly’s general debate on its opening day. “I therefore called on all countries to speedily conclude all steps before the end of the year.”On Africa, he proposed an “Agenda 2020” to give all Africans access to electricity, and warned that there will be no development there without security being guaranteed, noting France’s own intervention in 2013 that prevented terrorists from seizing control of Mali.“Today the threat is posed mainly by Boko Haram (in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region) and organizations linked to Al Qaeda and Da’esh [also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant],” he said.“Faced with this scourge the countries of West Africa, the Sahel and the Lake Chad region know they can count on France. We are at their sides, we are training them, we are supporting them in all fields, including the crucial need for intelligence,” he added.On Syria, Mr. Hollande said France would call on the UN Security Council to meet and advance four demands: impose a ceasefire, demand the immediate and unconditional provision of humanitarian aid to Aleppo and other besieged cities, allow for the resumption of political negotiations, and denounce and impose sanction on the regime’s recent use of chemical weapons.“The conflict has caused 400,000 deaths, Aleppo is a martyred city, thousands of children have been crushed under bombs, entire communities starved, humanitarian convoys are attacked, chemical weapons are used,” he declared. “Enough already! The Syrian tragedy will stand before history to shame this Assembly if we do not end it now,” he stated.Mr. Hollande said France is also seeking a meeting by the end of the year where Israel and then Palestinians will have both the capacity and responsibility to negotiate a solution to their conflict based on two states living side by side in peace and security. read more

Brock graduate students can now submit research proposals to present at the 14th annual Mapping the New Knowledges (MNK) Graduate Student Research Conference this spring.Master’s and doctoral students, at any stage of their research, have until Feb. 19 to apply to give either an oral or poster presentation at the one-day conference on Thursday, April 11.Presented by the Faculty of Graduate Studies in partnership with the Graduate Students’ Association, the MNK conference takes place from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Plaza Building and Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex.  “For many students, MNK is their first opportunity to share their research. It helps graduate students to feel connected to the larger Brock community,” said Diane Dupont, Interim Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.“Brock prides itself on being an institution focused on transdisciplinary studies. This conference provides our graduate students the chance to see what other interesting research is happening outside of their discipline, and perhaps inspires them to look at their own projects from another lens.”As part of the call for proposals, students are required to include a maximum 200-word description of their research in plain language appropriate for review by a multidisciplinary committee.The MNK event allows students to gain research presentation experience in a welcoming and transdisciplinary atmosphere.To find out more about the conference and to submit proposals, visit the MNK website. read more

Ohio State sophomore forward Dakota Joshua’s initial reaction following his go-ahead goal in the third period against Minnesota at the Schottenstein Center on Feb. 11. OSU lost 6-5. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Sports EditorFor the first time since 2009, the Ohio State men’s hockey team is headed to the NCAA tournament.Despite falling to the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten tournament semifinals, the Buckeyes (21-11-6) secured an at-large big in the West region of the 16-team field.The Scarlet and Gray will travel to Fargo, North Dakota, to take on No. 2 overall seed Minnesota Duluth (25-6-7) in the first round, and will have a chance to advance to the final eight of the competition for the first time since the program reached its only Frozen Four during the 1997-1998 season.Puck drop from Fargo is set for Friday at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU.While the Buckeyes might not have NCAA tournament experience, their coach, Steve Rohlik, does. Much of that experience was with OSUs first-round opponent.Rohlik spent 10 seasons as an assistant at Minnesota Duluth from 2001 to 2010. He was hired along with the Bulldogs 17-year head coach Scott Sandelin, who has taken Duluth to seven NCAA appearances, two Frozen Fours and won one national championship. Rohlik was on the staff for two of those appearances and one Frozen Four. He became OSU’s associate head coach in 2011 when Duluth won the national championship.“I know their team very well. They have as much speed as anybody in the country,” Rohlik said. “Top to bottom, there’s no secret why they’ve been No. 1 or 2 all year. They’ve done it because they’re that good.”Jacob Myers contributed quotes. read more

first_imgThough most of the world didn’t know it, tablet computers existed long before the iPad. They were clunky, ran Windows, and required a stylus; but they were tablets nonetheless. Then Apple came along and revolutionized the category. Now, less than two years later, a new tablet revolution is about to take place–only this one will be led by content providers Amazon and Barnes & Noble.Up to this point, Apple has seen little serious competition. Despite hyped launches of numerous Android tablets, none have gained much of a foothold. Even deceptive sales figures that compare shipped Android slates to sold iPads still show Apple’s device holding onto over half of the market.Much of the problem stems from Android’s separation of software and hardware. Makers of previous Android tablets couldn’t profit off of the Android ecosystem, and they don’t have any meaningful content to sell after the initial purchase. So they’re left trying to beat Apple on hardware alone, while struggling just to match the iPad’s $500 starting price. It’s been a losing battle.Now here come Amazon and Barnes & Noble, who are able to attack from a different angle. This new game is based not on hardware, but on price. As their digital goods can be prominently featured on their tablets, they can afford to sell their devices either at cost or for a small loss. When you walk out of Best Buy with a Galaxy Tab, your financial relationship with Samsung is over. When you walk out with a Kindle Fire, it’s just the beginning of a beautiful friendship with Amazon.This subsidization of content will allow the tablet market to explode with new buyers. Millions of people who have never owned a tablet before will be buying a Kindle Fire or a Nook Tablet. What was previously the iPad market will finally be accurately described as a tablet market.The ramifications will stretch beyond just the short term. Customer expectations are a powerful force, and they will play a big part here. Most people don’t care why one tablet is able to be sold cheaper than another. All they’ll know is that the Kindle Fire costs $200, the Nook Tablet is $250, and everything else is expensive. If a tablet is over $300 and it isn’t called the iPad, customers won’t give it a second look.Manufacturers will be left desperately searching for a way to compete on price. After the Motorola purchase is finalized, perhaps Google will feel pressured into making their own subsidized tablet. Apple is still in the power position, but even they may decide to offer the previous year’s iPad at a lower price point. Within a year or two, the iPad could be sitting on the high-end range of tablet prices, much like Macs sit in the more costly tier of the PC section.When that happens, we’ll be able to look back at this holiday season as the second big turning point in the evolution of tablets. It won’t happen as loudly or dramatically as the iPad’s entrance did in early 2010, but it will be nearly as important. It will be remembered as the point when competitors stopped trying in vain to outdo the iPad, and started — successfully — to undercut the iPad.¡Viva la revolúcion!last_img read more

first_img 9,122 Views Share8 Tweet Email Tuesday 20 Jun 2017, 7:15 AM 30 Comments Jun 20th 2017, 7:15 AM FRENCH POLICE HAVE taken into custody four members of the family of a radicalised Islamist who was killed when he rammed a car loaded with guns and a gas bottle into a police van on the Champs-Elysees, according to a judicial source.The ex-wife, brother and sister-in-law of Adam Dzaziri were detained yesterday afternoon after police questioned them at the family home near Paris.The assailant’s father was also “taken into custody during the evening”, the source said.31-year-old Dzaziri, who was on a jihadist watchlist, rammed the car into a police van on the Champs-Elysees yesterday but inflicted no casualties, in the latest of a string of attacks in Paris, sources said. The assailant died in the incident.The attack occurred just a short distance from where a jihadist shot dead a police officer two months earlier.Interior Minister Gerard Collomb confirmed that a car hit the leading vehicle in a line of police vans as they headed down the Champs-Elysees, near the Grand Palais exhibition hall.“The security forces have been targeted in France once again,” he said.Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said the car, a white Renault Megane, caught fire.Video showed a thick orange smoke pouring from the car after the impact as the vehicle sat in the middle of the prestigious avenue which is lined with shops and cinemas.Police sources told AFP that they found a Kalashnikov assault rifle, two handguns, ammunition as well as a gas bottle in the car.The “arms, explosives… could potentially blow this car up,” Collomb said. Sources previously told AFP that there were multiple gas bottles in the car.No police or bystanders were injured in the incident.Reporting by © – AFP, 2017Read: ‘Some kind of penalty may be necessary’ – new campaign may mean fines for blocking footpaths >Read: Parents gather to discuss effect of ‘incredibly stupid’ Poolbeg incinerator > Short URL Image: Apaydin Alain/ABACA By Daragh Brophy Paris police van attack: Four family members of assailant detained A man rammed a car loaded with guns and a gas bottle into a police van on the Champs-Elysees. Image: Apaydin Alain/ABACA Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The wedding of the most wanted Hollywood bachelor George Clooney with his human rights lawyer girlfriend Amal Alamuddin grabbed headlines last weekend around the world, but it their choice of venue that had Greeks proud. The wedding was hosted in Venice, Italy but the was the luxurious Venetian palace that Clooney and Alamuddin chose to celebrate their big day, actually belonged to a noble family of Greek origin.The construction of the palace, built in 1550 by the family of wealthy merchants and seamen of ‘Cochinna’, was assigned to the architect Gian Giacomo de Grigi. Nicolas Papadopoulos (Niccolò Papadopoli), who in 1905 changed his surname to Papadopoli Aldobrandini, was an Italian politician.He came from an aristocratic family of Greek origin and in 1905 got permission to add his name to the last name of his wife, Maddalena Aldobrandini, who was the daughter of a wealthy family of intellectuals.The couple then bought the famous palace, which became known as Palazzo Papadopoli.From its construction until 1837, when it passed to the Papadopoli family, the palace changed several owners who have created impressive libraries and gathered priceless art treasures from across the world.Papadopoulos made ​​renovations and bought two adjacent buildings to create gardens, which was unusual for those times.The Palazzo Papadopoli was one of the first buildings of Venice that had electricity and telephone connection but was also known for its legendary parties.In 1922, the Palazzo passed to Papadopoulos’ heirs, the noble family Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga. The top floor was given to the Institute of Marine Sciences from the 1980s to 2005.In 2007, it was sold to a Swiss company and is now owned by the luxury hotel chain ‘Aman’.Source: Greek Reporterlast_img read more

first_imgDimitrious (James) Gargasoulas entered the Supreme Court witness box during his final day of his pre-sentence hearing after being found guilty of  guilty of murdering six people and injuring 27 others last year.During the 20 minutes he had to defend himself after getting permission from Justice Weinberg, Gargasoulas read a letter he wrote three days prior in which he attempted to apologise to the victims and their families. Even though the contents were not relevant to the sentencing, therefore deemed unoffensive, two people left the court when the judge ruled the letter could be read.In his address, the Bourke Street killer claimed he is not evil and in fact dubbed himself a victim of “government oppression”.“I am deeply ashamed of what I have done. I must say it is a tragic day for all of you and myself. If only we can go back in time I would change it all,” he said.“What I want you to know is I am a victim of government oppression. It is because of government oppression six people died and many were injured,” stressing that he was sorry “from my heart for taking the lives of your loved ones”.“I am not evil. I am not a terrorist. I am a freedom fighter who is now educated to stop oppression,” the 29-year-old noted before pleading guilty for the murder of Yosuke Kanno, 25, Bhavita Patel, 33, Jessica Mudie, 22, Matthew Si, 33, three-month-old Zachary Bryant and 10-year-old Thalia Hakin.James “Dimitrious” Gargasoulas leaves the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne, Wednesday, 31 January. Photo: AAP/David CroslingBoth in his letter and during the cross-examination by prosecutor Ray Gibson SC, Gargasoulas said he was remorseful but claimed he felt he had a premonition from God that he would run down pedestrians and that he was the “Messiah”.While his defence counsel Theo Alexander insisted Gargasoulas’ “deluded beliefs and paranoid schizophrenia undeniably influenced” his actions that fatal day, submitting that he should one day get parole, Gargasoulas himself said he shouldn’t be ruled eligible for parole.“If God’s law was reinstated, the death penalty would be in place,” he told the Court denying the schizophrenia diagnosis.Gargasoulas’ father, Christos, also addressed the court through a letter: “I am very sorry for what my son has done and apologise for his actions and all the pain he has caused. This has hurt everyone that is involved and has brought much shame on my family,” he wrote.Finally, prosecutors want Gargasoulas jailed for the rest of his life without parole given the gravity of the Bourke Street attack as well as the long list of past crimes.Justice Weinberg said he hoped to hand down his sentence in coming weeks before thanking the victims and their families for their courage and dignity during the painful procedure.To read the letter in full click on the following link:LetterJamesGargasoulas Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgCameroon manager Clarence Seedorf revealed that he thinks Neymar made a terrible mistake by leaving FC Barcelona last year.Spain is currently going berserk with Neymar again, the Brazilian is about to face Clarence Seedorf’s Cameroon National Team and everybody keeps talking about his future outside of PSG.Before the World Cup, Neymar was projected to leave the French giants and sign a new contract with Real Madrid but things are not as clear now.The below average performance from that tournament and his ‘normal’ level of performance for PSG this season has brought a very different situation for Neymar’s future, there is even a rumor that links him to a possible return to FC Barcelona.With the Brazil vs Cameroon match about to take place this Tuesday, manager Clarence Seedorf wanted to give his two cents on the whole matter and revealed that Neymar should’ve never left the Catalan club in the first place because he had absolutely everything there.The constant rumors of him possibly coming back to the Catalan club, are coming after several reports of him visiting Barcelona and even allegedly offering himself back to the club.Seedorf and Kluivert v Neymar… in Milton Keynes?!As international friendlies go, this one’s pretty bizarre 👉— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 19, 2018But a large portion of the Barcelona fans are still hurt after the way in which Neymar left, they don’t think that the best decision for them is to actually embrace the player back to the club.However, the player’s quality is not even in question as many of the club’s board members are considering the possibility to bring him back to the club if the transfer market allows them to actually get an acceptable deal for him.Everything will depend on whether he gets to win an important trophy this season with PSG, not winning the Champions League would drop his market value dramatically and could give them a new chance for the French giants to actually consider on him leaving.Neymar is clearly not happy with the titles that he has gotten so far in Ligue 1, he thought he would become the best player in the world after he left Barcelona and he only went to France to become Kylian Mbappé’s number 2 so far.Things are not working out as he expected, and the rest of the world is already starting to notice how unhappy he is.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Seedorf: “Neymar cometió un pecado”— (@Futbolestodo) November 19, 2018For Clarence Seedorf who played in the Spanish La Liga for many years with Real Madrid and will face Neymar on Tuesday, the Brazil skipper obviously made a terrible mistake by leaving the Catalan club and describes his situation perfectly.“Neymar’s talent is undisputed, but he needs a squad that can help him grow in order to give the best of himself because he won’t achieve that on his own,” said Seedorf via Sport ahead of the international friendly between Brazil and Cameroon.“I honestly believe that leaving Barcelona so quickly was a terrible sin on his behalf. If he had stayed in the club for two more seasons, things could’ve worked out differently for him. But now he is at PSG and that’s the path he needs to follow.”“Neymar also needs a manager who can give him what he needs, because he is still very young and he hasn’t been in Europe for a too long.”“He also needs to play alongside other footballers who are better than he is, I’m not talking about players who rival his quality as a footballer but people who have won bigger titles than he has.”“These players can teach him about different experiences and they can also teach him more respect,” he concluded.Que Deus nos abençoe e nos proteja 🙏🏽⚽️🇧🇷— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) November 16, 2018Where do you see Neymar playing next season in Europe? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

first_imgNORTH MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) — A 14-year-old girl has been airlifted to the hospital after she was struck by a car in North Miami-Dade, Tuesday.According to the girl’s grandfather, she was waiting for the bus near North Miami Avenue and Northwest 159th Street when she was struck by the driver.The girl’s grandfather is now waiting to find out the extent of her injuries. “She’s breathing. That’s the most important thing,” said Fabre Pericles. “She should be OK, but we don’t really know. She can’t move her arm.”The driver is reportedly cooperating with police.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgLast week in Togiak, two couples moved into their new HUD houses. Theywere the first in the state to take advantage of a down payment assistanceprogram from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. With that, the Martins and theNicks will have roughly half the mortgage payment to make, and took deed totheir homes on day one. KDLG’s Dave Bendinger was there as they moved in:Listen nowlast_img

first_imgNew Delhi: India meets the criteria for a United States sanctions waiver for procuring S-400 missile defence systems from Russia and the Trump administration has “enough flexibility” on the issue, diplomatic sources said on Tuesday, asserting that New Delhi cannot “wish away” its longstanding defence ties with Moscow. The pitch for a waiver came a day before talks between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his American counterpart Mike Pompeo during which the issue is likely to figure. Also Read – Shia Waqf Board claims right over disputed Ayodhya land Advertise With Us There has been a discussion on the issue with the US, both in private as well as in public domain, and it is of “some concern” to Washington, diplomatic sources said. “We have a longstanding defence relationship with Russia which we cannot wish away,” a source said. India inked an agreement with Russia in October last year to procure a batch of the missile systems at a cost of Rs 40,000 crore. Also Read – Key aide of PM opts outof service Advertise With Us India went ahead to seal the deal notwithstanding the US’ warnings against it. The US is well aware of the circumstances that “compelled” India to go for a system like S-400, the sources said. The Indian side has explained the rationale very well to the US side and they are appreciative of India’s requirement, they said. The Indian side feels that it meets the requirements for waiver in the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. “We meet the CAATSA conditions for waivers from our point of view. We continue to remain engaged,” the source said. “The legislation is very clear as to what circumstances a waiver can be given by the administration. So if you look at purely from the legal point of view, our understanding and assessment is that India fulfils those requirements,” the source said.last_img read more

first_imgListen Share X 00:00 /03:59 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Galveston Bay is in fair condition in general terms, but some of its wildlife is declining, according to the 2018 edition of the Report Card prepared by the Galveston Bay Foundation and the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC).T’Noya Thompson, the foundation’s Report Card coordinator, told Houston Matters Wednesday that the overall health grade of the bay is C.However, the grade in the habitat and wildlife categories is D. As an example, HARC president and CEO Lisa Gonzalez detailed that the blue crab population is declining.Al Ortiz/Houston Public MediaT’Noya Thompson, coordinator of the report for the Galveston Bay Foundation (left), and Lisa Gonzalez, president and CEO of the Houston Advanced Research Center (right), were guests on Houston Matters and talked about the 2018 Report Card.The report also has good news, such as the grade in the water quality category being A, same as last year. Gonzalez noted “that’s some really good news because we’ve seen some real improvements over the years in regional water quality” and specified the researchers have seen “an improvement in the grades relating to oil spills, both number and volume.”Thompson underlined that the best way to conserve the bay in a good condition is to use a multi-faceted approach, but she added that “if you are looking at individual ways to help out, we are focusing on some sustainable behavior practices that will help with the bay,” such as proper disposal of pet waste, applying lawn fertilizer sparingly and conserving water.Gonzalez explained Hurricane Harvey impacted the research because “the monitoring programs that we rely on for data, for the report card, basically stop during those events.” “So the data stops maybe the day before the event,” added Gonzalez “and doesn’t pick up for a couple of weeks afterwards, so we end up with these large data gaps.”last_img read more

first_img Related Content News | June 24, 2008 Hill-Rom Enhances NaviCare WatchChild with Remote Perinatal Monitoring June 25, 2008 – Hill-Rom this week said it entered into two new agreements to will enhance and add integrated functio read more News | June 17, 2008 Georgetown University Teams with Gentag, SAIC to Develop Needleless Glucose Sensor Technology | June 12, 2008 15-Inch Monitor Created for Vital Signs Monitoring Quest International Inc. read more News | July 10, 2008 Researcher Says RFID Devices are Much Safer than Dutch Study Suggests July 11, 2008 – A new study that found wireless systems that track hospital medical equipment can cause potentially… read more News | August 17, 2009 SonoSite Acquires CardioDynamics for $12.3 Million August 17, 2009 – SonoSite Inc., a specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, announced that on Aug…. read more Technology | June 15, 2008 Infinity Omega is a Full-Function Patient Monitor for Patient Transport The Infinity Omega solution integrates a two-screen patient monitoring solution and consists of a full-function patie read more News | June 16, 2008 Free Cell Phone Minutes, Texting Used to Help Monitor TB Treatment June 17, 2008 – One of the biggest challenges in fighting tuberculosis is simply getting patients to take their medic read more News | October 07, 2013 Philips, Accenture Create First Proof of Concept for Delivering Patient Data via Google Glass Royal Philips and Accenture announced the creation of a proof-of-concept (POC) demonstration that uses a Google Glass… read more News | May 29, 2008 Draeger Launches Online Medical Service Community for Clinical, Biomedical Customers May 30, 2008 – Draeger Service, the Service arm of Draeger Medical Inc., this week launched its Draeger Medical Servi read more News | June 01, 2008 Cantimer to Develop Portable, Noninvasive Hydration Measurement, Monitoring System June 2, 2008 – Cantimer Inc. said today it was awarded a $996,000 contract by the U.S. read more June 18, 2008 – Georgetown University, Gentag Inc. and Science Applications International Corp. have combined forces to develop a noninvasive method for glucose measurement using skin patches. The three technology leaders agreed to combine their respective intellectual property and expertise to create a new method to monitor glucose, using disposable skin patches with wireless sensors and cell phones. The resulting products could eliminate the need for finger pricking with lancets to draw blood for people of all ages with diabetes.The combined technology will enable the development of a unique new platform and approach for glucose monitoring and insulin delivery using cell phones. One potential market application could be a disposable, wireless skin patch that measures glucose levels and reports those levels to a cell phone that could also wirelessly control an insulin pump.By using soft, flexible skin patches, combined with new sensor-chip technology, the traditional pain and discomfort of the current finger prick technology could be dramatically reduced or eliminated. The patches would be designed to provide readings once every hour for a 24-hour period. Using cell phones as readers would allow for convenience of a device many already use and are familiar with, as well as many other benefits, including emergency geolocation of patients.With funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) at the Department of Defense, John Currie, a professor of physics and director of Georgetown Advanced Electronics Laboratory (GAEL), Mak Paranjape, an associate professor of physics and researcher at GAEL Health Microsystems at Georgetown, and SAIC researchers Thomas Schneider and Robert White, who worked in the area of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), initially developed the skin patch technology to monitor the status of soldiers in a battlefield.The SAIC and Georgetown glucose sensor technology has been developed for DARPA and can be combined with Gentag’s cell phone RFID-sensor reader platform technology.Under the terms of the agreement, Gentag, Georgetown and SAIC have agreed to pool their IP and to sell or license the combined technology to a company developing glucose monitors or insulin-delivery systems under a competitive bidding process. The technology is protected by 21 issued and pending U.S. and international patents. Diabetes is a growing international health problem. In the U.S. medical expenditures totaled $116 billion in 2007 and were comprised of $27 billion for diabetes care, $58 billion for chronic diabetes-related complications, and $31 billion for excess general medical costs, according to the American Diabetes Association.For more information:,, FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | May 28, 2008 GE Healthcare Anesthesia, Monitor Servicing Team Wins Customer Satisfaction Award May 29, 2008 – For the seventh year in a row, GE Healthcare has won Omega Management Group’s prestigious NorthFace Sc read morelast_img read more

first_img Technology | Lung Cancer | October 05, 2018 Body Vision Medical Announces Release of LungVision Body Vision Medical, a medical device company specializing in lung cancer diagnostics, announced the launch of its… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Endoscopes | April 02, 2018 WATS3D Endoscopy Device Improves Esophageal Cancer Detection by 80 Percent Results from a recent prospective trial found the Wide Area Transepithelial Sampling with 3D Tissue Analysis (WATS3D)… read more Virtual peritoneal space inflation for endoscopy on imaging Fujifilm HIMSS19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:35Loaded: 27.79%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:35 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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Videos | Advanced Visualization | March 05, 2019 VIDEO: Virtual Endoscopic Navigation Planning Tool For Pancreatic Cancer This is an example of a new endoscopic 3-D imaging simulator created from a patient’s computed tomography (CT) scan u read more Several diseases that require the use of endoscopy devices for diagnostics, as well as therapeutics, have been on the rise across various countries. The clinically unmet demands of such diseases in developing nations have resulted in a flourishing growth for the global endoscopy devices market. There have been several technological advancements in endoscopic devices, and this has further increased the potential for the entire industry. The product manufacturers in the endoscopic devices market find the emerging economies of Asia-Pacific very lucrative in the next few years.There are several factors driving the market ahead in the race. Healthcare expenditures across the world are mounting, as reigning governments are investing in better health infrastructures. The use of endoscopy devices has gained swift popularity in diagnosis and therapies of several diseases. A large number of patients are choosing to opt for various endoscopic devices for treatment as it enables minimally invasive surgeries. It has found many takers as it facilitates a shorter recovery time due to its minimal post-operative complications.The global endoscopy devices market has established itself as a very potent industry. The significant growth statistics revealed by analysts at Allied Market Research are a testimony to its rapid progress. The entire endoscopic devices market is expected to exhibit a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7 percent during the period 2016–2022. This is projected to reach a value of $40.8 million by the end of the forecast period.Capsule Endoscopy to Aid in GastroenterologyThe use of endoscopic devices in the diagnosis of major infections and diseases has become a staple for surgeons and doctors. A device that can aid in the viewing of internal organs and capture images which can be used for timely and accurate diagnosis of diseases, as well as aid in delivering drug therapies is the need for major surgeries and treatments. The traditional endoscopic devices tended to be cumbersome and involved discomfort for the patient for prolonged periods of time, as the device plunged into the digestive tract and scanned the entire of the gastrointestinal tract.However, capsule endoscopy has opened new avenues for the field of endoscopy with its revolutionary small, capsule-sized device that can be ingested by the patient and travel all along the tract.  The capsule is fitted with a minuscule camera that will capture high-precision images of the small intestine with minimal invasiveness. The capsule endoscopy technology enables better navigation through the tract and show up bleeding, cancerous growths within the intestine, or even detect ulcers.The branch of gastroenterology is set to gain significantly with the employability of capsule endoscope devices fitted with small cameras as well as targeted drugs to treat the given casualty. It will allow surgeons and doctors to detect real-time ulcers and abnormal growths within the tract and treat them with precision. Overall, the capsule endoscopy segment is set to grow at a CAGR of 8.7 percent during the period 2016–2022, thus ensuring better patient outcomes with timely diagnosis and therapy.Read the related article “Capsule Endoscopy Systems Safety in Patients With Cardiovascular Implants.” News | Oncology Diagnostics | April 25, 2018 El Camino Hospital Performs First U.S. Robotic Lung Cancer Bronchoscopy The interventional pulmonology team at the Taft Center for Clinical Research at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View,… read more Videos | Advanced Visualization | March 05, 2019 VIDEO: Virtual Endoscopic Peritoneal Inflation on Imaging for Procedure Preplanning This is an example of a new endoscopic virtual peritoneal inflation tool on the patient’s computed tomography (CT) im read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:26Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:26 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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News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 04, 2018 Olympus and Hitachi Healthcare Americas Introduce Arietta 850 Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedu read more center_img Technology | Advanced Visualization | February 08, 2019 Fujifilm Launches Latest Synapse 3D Version at HIMSS 2019 Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. will debut the latest version of its Synapse 3D solution at the Healthcare Information… read more Related Content Technology | Lung Cancer | May 09, 2018 Body Vision Medical Receives FDA Clearance for LungVision Tool Body Vision Medical received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market their LungVision Tool… read more News | Endoscopes | March 14, 2019 Hologic Receives CE Mark for Three-in-One Omni Hysteroscope Hologic Inc. announced it has received a CE mark in Europe for its Omni hysteroscope, a three-in-one modular scope with… read more News | Endoscopes | June 11, 2018 American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Touch Surgery Pilot Video-Based Endoscopic Simulations During the 2018 Digestive Disease Week (DDW) conference June 2-5 in Washington, D.C., the American Society for… read more Feature | Endoscopes | February 01, 2017 | Ravi Chawat Endoscopy Devices: Making Pathways in Diagnostics and Therapeutics The new Intravoxel Incoherent Motion (IVIM) MR application in Synapse 3D FDA Approval Prove Favorable for the IndustryAny company or business engaged in the production and development of medical devices are constantly in the race to develop innovative and cost-effective products for bettering patient outcomes in healthcare. It is imperative for most products to clear the clinical testing phases set by the FRDA for gaining the required approval to market their products in the industry. In such a scenario, any approval or reimbursement scheme/funding by the FDA goes a long way in encouraging the advancements in the industry.There have been certain hygiene issues related to the use of gastrointestinal scopes, or more commonly known as duodenoscopes, in hospitals and surgeries. These endoscopes, fitted with cameras and sensors to detect infections in the digestive tract of patients need to be sterilized and disinfected after every use. However, there have been several hygiene issues arising of late that are proving cumbersome and infectious for the further use of these endoscopes in multiple patients.This is why the FDA, recently, approved the use of disposable endoscopes, which can eliminate the possibility of medical scope-transmitted infections. The two new endoscopes, which have been approved, are a part of an invention by a German company, Invendo medical GmbH. The new devices offer a sterile option for overcoming the challenge of cleaning and reprocessing. According to the FDA, the disposable endoscopes are for one-time use in a single procedure, and are not to be reused or sterilized again. With such advancements, the endoscopic device market is set to witness greater progress as more and more medical companies will expand the scope of their operations by including more innovative products in their offerings.The competitive landscape of the industry is extremely promising. Companies, such as Hoya, Boston Scientific, Olympus, Conmed, Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson are investing heavily in different R&D projects for the development of more minimally invasive and innovative endoscopic devices. These strategies will ensure a dynamic competition in the market and promise major potential for growth in various regions of the world. By bringing out better diagnostics and therapeutics in various branches of medicine, the endoscopic devices market is set to scale new heights in the immediate future.For more information: read more