Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “I’m so proud of the amazing young man you are, and the young man you are becoming,” she writes on Instagram alongside a picture of them on vacation. “None of us are perfect and never will be, (so we will always need patience and grace for each other), but your genuine growing relationship with Jesus is evident in the choices you are making daily and the good ‘fruit’ you bear.” Justin Bieber’s mother has heaped praise on her “amazing” son just days after his girlfriend Selena Gomez’s mother made it clear she was not thrilled the couple was back together.Earlier this week, Mandy Teefey admitted she was “not happy” with the fact her daughter appears to be getting back together with the Baby hitmaker.Gomez and Bieber have not responded to Teefey’s comments, but his mother, Pattie Mallette, has now taken to social media to express how proud she is of her son. Login/Register With: In this Nov. 18, 2012 file photo, Justin Bieber, right, kisses his mother Pattie Mallette at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Jordan Strauss / AP Facebook Twitter
APTN National NewsMembers of Parliament are heading home for the holidays.The fall session wrapped up Wednesday.They won’t be back in Ottawa until the end of January.APTN National News reporter Jorge Barrera caught up with our political panelists just before they headed off to Ottawa’s airport.
WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer spending rose in September by a solid, inflation-adjusted 0.3 per cent, led by increased spending on health care services and motor vehicles.The Commerce Department also said Monday that the Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of inflation returned to the central bank’s 2 annual per cent target after having been slightly elevated in prior months. In addition, personal incomes rose 0.2 per cent in September — the smallest gain since June 2017. Roughly half of that increase was wiped out by inflation.Consumer spending accounts for the majority of U.S. economic activity, and it was the key driver of overall growth during the July-September quarter. The economy climbed at an annual rate of 3.5 per cent in that quarter, helped by the strongest jump in consumer spending in about four years, the Commerce Department said Friday.But economic growth slowed from a 4.2 per cent gain in the second quarter as the pace of business investment fell and continued growth may depend even more on consumer spending.Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, expects that consumer spending will begin to slow after having gotten a jolt this year from the tax cuts signed into law by President Donald Trump.“Spending recently has been boosted by the tax cuts but the incremental boost to spending power is now over,” Shepherdson said.Consumers did pull back on their spending for food services last month, but they were helped by a 3.5 per cent increase in spending on autos.The Fed’s preferred inflation metric — personal consumption expenditures — found that prices ticked up just 0.1 per cent in September.The personal savings rate slipped to a still-healthy 6.2 per cent in September, but that was the lowest level in 2018.
29 July 2011The United Nations refugee agency is helping hundreds of Congolese to repatriate from Gabon to their former homes over the next week as a deadline looms for them to either apply to remain in Gabon or lose their refugee status. The United Nations refugee agency is helping hundreds of Congolese to repatriate from Gabon to their former homes over the next week as a deadline looms for them to either apply to remain in Gabon or lose their refugee status.About 450 people have signed up in recent days to be repatriated to the Republic of Congo, according to Fatoumata Lejeune-Kaba, a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).She said a return convoy was leaving Gabon today, and at least three more convoys are slated to depart within the next week. UNHCR has placed staff in two locations in the Republic of Congo to monitor the process and help the returnees reintegrate into their villages of origin.The convoys are taking place as the refugee status of about 9,500 Congolese living in Gabon – part of a larger group of people who fled conflict in the Republic of Congo between 1997 and 2003 – ends on Sunday after the Gabonese Government decided in January that it is now safe for those people to return home.More than 1,000 Congolese have since applied for residence permits to stay in Gabon as regular migrants, and already 217 permits have been granted in the Gabonese capital, Libreville, with others being granted at different locations across the country.Ms. Lejeune-Kaba said UNHCR has been helping the refugees by paying the administrative fee of 150,000 Central African francs (or about $300) needed for a residence permit.She said the agency was pleased that Gabonese authorities had taken steps to ensure that immigration officials understand the new procedures and that there would be no arrests made once the refugee status ends on Sunday.Those steps would allow the Congolese, after Sunday, to continue to apply for residence permits, to seek exemption from the need for such permits, or to repatriate.
An UNMIK team, which included three forensic experts from the Office on Missing Persons and Forensics, conducted a “thorough investigation” into Serbian media reports that a cemetery in Orahovac/Rahovac may contain a mass grave of Kosovo Serbs killed after June 1999.A Serbian pathologist, Dr. Slavisa Dobricanin, visited the site on Tuesday and confirmed the previous finding of the UNMIK Missing Persons Unit that it contained no fresh graves. The Unit had previously dug 17 test sites in the area.The police had conducted the excavations following the guidance of a Serb family who believed suspicious activity had taken place at the cemetery in the past three years, the Mission said.
Both worldwide and in the South-East Asia Region, less than one-in-10 infected people are estimated to know their status, while less than 10 per cent of those who do know are actually receiving treatment, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).“This lack of awareness and treatment leads to progressive liver damage and can cause life-threatening conditions, such as fibrosis and liver cancer, resulting in an estimated 410,000 deaths in the Region every year,” said Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia.“It also allows viral hepatitis to spread: Region-wide, an estimated 40 million people live with chronic hepatitis B while an estimated 10 million live with chronic hepatitis C,” she added.Pointing out that “urgent action is needed to find, test and treat the missing millions,” she highlighted the agency’s Regional Action Plan, which aims to expand the number of people aware of their status to 50 per cent, with at least 75 per cent of those diagnosed with the disease, receiving treatment by 2020.Greater awareness among the public and high-risk groups is key to eliminating the viral hepatitis health threat by 2030.She urged health authorities region-wide to send clear messages on the disease’s signs and symptoms, where they can get tested and seek treatment, and how infection can be prevented – such as through hepatitis B vaccinations, practicing safe sex and safe needle usage.The Regional Director underscored the importance of health workers having better access to quality diagnostics and affordable, quality-assured testing kits.For people diagnosed with hepatitis B or C, she said “access to effective and affordable treatment is vital.”Every second person who injects drugs is living with hepatitis C – Yury Fedotov, UNODC Executive Director“While treatments have existed for hepatitis B for some time, Directly-acting antiviral drugs can now cure hepatitis C in up to 95 per cent of cases,” she said, noting that dramatic reduction in cost.World Hepatitis DayWorld Hepatitis Day marked on Saturday, is focussing on raising awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis as a major health problem in need of an urgent international response.Marking World Hepatitis Day, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) called on people globally to take action to find the “missing millions,” including intravenous drug users and people in prison. “Every second person who injects drugs is living with hepatitis C,” said Yury Fedotov, UNODC Executive Director, indicating that women in this category have a 38 per cent higher risk of contracting hepatitis C than men. “The prevalence of hepatitis B infection among people who inject drugs is 7.5 per cent,” he added.Due to contaminated equipment and unsafe injection of drugs, along with other risk factors such as unsafe tattooing and skin piercing, a 2016 global review indicated that, of the estimated 10.4 million people incarcerated worldwide, 15.1 per cent have hepatitis C and 4.8 per cent have chronic hepatitis B.
Ericsson and Ambra Solutions have worked together to deliver Canada’s deepest underground LTE network for the Agnico Eagle mining site, LaRonde in Abitibi, Quebec.Located 3 km below the surface, the LTE network will provide data and voice mobility services across the site and enable several Internet of Things (IoT) use cases to improve safety and mining operations.LTE cellular networks can provide data and voice mobility services over low frequency bands that allow a better propagation than any other available technology, delivering faster, more advanced wireless technology. The network in LaRonde is utilising band 5 at 850 MHz. Ambra is the only Canadian operator deploying private LTE networks in underground mines.The solution is based on the latest Ericsson Radio System portfolio of basebands and radio units, software upgradable to provide Massive IoT capabilities for sensor-based applications and support 5G New Radio (NR) capability.Eric L’Heureux, CEO, Ambra Solutions, says: “The LTE technology is the most cost effective and reliable solution to provide real-time coverage to several kilometres of underground tunnels. A single LTE radio can cover up to 6km of tunnel, whereas it would take over 60 active Wi-Fi access points to cover the same area.”LTE networks open a new suite of capabilities and possibilities to cost effectively enable smart mining-related tasks for open pits or underground mines. Unlike other options, LTE networks allow the use of IoT sensors and devices to monitor, operate, and collect data throughout the mining site, for example related to air quality monitoring. This includes remote control operation of mining machinery, dispatch systems, emergency notification systems, access control systems, automated collection of data, ventilation fan monitoring and gas detection systems.Graham Osborne, Head of Ericsson Canada, says: “Our work with Ambra brings Ericsson technology to a specialized environment in a unique application. Deploying this underground LTE network will provide us with new learning opportunities in a novel application and how they can lead to future technologies and ideas.”Agnico Eagle is a senior Canadian gold mining company with eight mines in Canada, Finland, and Mexico. LaRonde is Agnico Eagle’s flagship mine, located in the Abitibi region of northwestern Quebec. LaRonde has produced more than 5 million ounces of gold since it opened in 1988.Completed in December 2017, the LTE network provides connection across the site. It is similar to the mining site of Boliden in Skellefteå Municipality, Västerbotten County, Sweden, which was also built using Ericsson equipment.
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Officials are searching for two crooks who posed as police officers, pulled over a man driving a Corvette in Southwest Miami-Dade and robbed him.Miami-Dade Police said the crooks robbed the victim near Southwest 45th Street and 123rd Avenue, late Monday night.Officials said a black Dodge Charger with flashing strobe lights pulled over the victim’s Corvette. That’s when the duo approached the driver of the Corvette, flashed a gun and stunned him with a Taser.The crooks got away with a gold chain, gold ring and approximately $2,000 in cash.The robbers ran back to their vehicle and took off.If you have any information on this robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Listen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3u From 5-7 P.M.In wake of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history that took place in Orlando over the weekend, we’ll devote our first hour to the unprecedented epidemic of American gun violence. How do U.S. gun laws and firearm advocacy contribute to gun violence? And we’ll examine how in America, the laws and advocacy play out along racial and ethnic lines. We’ll engage a panel of experts from various quarters on gun violence in America. These stories and much more coming up on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.
A pop-up Google exhibit that appeared outside the Game Developers Conference Monday morning is teasing what is likely some sort of gaming hardware that’s “coming soon” along with its new logo.A Google employee confirmed to Variety that the logo — seen in the image above — is for the new tech set to be announced during the keynote.Google’s unveiling of its take on the future of gaming will kick-off the second day of the annual Game Developers Conference and will include hands-on time with some of the tech unveiled at the event, Variety has also learned.While there’s no word on what that hardware will be, the news does serve as greater confirmation of what many suspect: That Google is preparing to enter the market of PC gaming and video game consoles through its own bit of hardware, most likely paired with streaming technology. In the weeks leading up to tomorrow’s big event, Google has been teasing the “future of gaming” with tweets and short videos. It also has been quietly building up its staff. Most notably, last week former EA and Ubisoft studio lead and game developer Jade Raymond announced she is now a vice president at the company, though didn’t specify specifically what her role would be there. It’s likely we’ll learn more about that Tuesday as well.The company has already been testing its own cloud gaming service — called Project Stream — which allowed users to play “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” without needing to install it on their PC. The company as has a patent for a game controller that includes voice support for Google Assistant. Last week, Variety discovered snippets of code already running in Google’s Chromecast that references a gaming service.Chromecast being used as one way to deliver game streaming to televisions is one of the many rumors currently circulating around Google’s Tuesday event.Google’s event will take place in one of the three buildings taken over by the Game Developers Conference, and there’s another outdoor exhibit set up between the buildings by Google. The exhibit is a sort of small video game museum featuring a timeline of major moments in video games including displays of Pong, GameBoy, the PlayStation, Dreamcast, an Atari 2600 and a display case empty except for a card that reads “Coming Soon.” One backdrop reads “Together we’ll build a playground for our imagination.” The other reads “Anything you dream can be built.” In between the two is a massive arch with the Google icon at the top and a sort of flattened out “S” suspended inside. A Google employee confirmed that was the new logo for what was set to be announced this week, but declined to say if it was an “S.” Popular on Variety One that that is clear, though, that this marks a major push by Google at an event that has the attention of game developers from around the world, and that this could be one of the show’s biggest bits of news this year. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. November 9, 2017 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » Big data is a big deal. From reducing their costs and making better decisions, to creating products and services that are in demand by customers, businesses will increasingly benefit by using big-data analytics.Related: How Big Data Analytics Provide Personalized Customer ExperienceThere’s a reason for the prediction that the big-data market will be worth $46.34 billion by 2018: It’s constantly evolving, changing the ways that we find, understand, and use data and data analytics.Next year will be no exception. Because of incoming innovations in technology and data science, exciting, revolutionary changes in big data can be expected in 2018. Here are my top predictions:1. Cognitive technologies are on the rise.One of the most exciting changes for big data will be the evolution of cognitive technologies. Tasks that were once possible only for humans — from identifying faces to recognizing handwriting — are being automated. Additionally, automation is being applied to cognitive skills such as planning, reasoning with limited or uncertain information and learning.Related: From Being Employees at Facebook to Understanding Big Data AnalyticsPreviously, computing systems could only capture, move and store unstructured data — without understanding it. Now, the ongoing changes in cognitive technologies mean that systems can, in fact, comprehend what the data means.2. There’ll be more growth in prescriptive analytics.Analytics systems are going to work better, too. For analytics to work at all, these systems have to help us make more informed decisions and make our actions more effective. With prescriptive analytics, this will be easier.Prescriptive analytics involves finding the best course of action for a given situation, and because the field is getting better, in 2018, it will make a big difference for big data. Cognitive computing is extending analytics levels to new kinds of data, using new technologies.Prescriptive analytics helps deliver what’s right in a given situation — i.e., the right answer at the right time, in the right context. By combining both predictive and descriptive analytics, entrepreneurs will be able to make smarter decisions with the data they have. When analytics are used correctly — with a combination of mathematics, analytics and experimentation — businesses can optimize production and improve customers’ experiences.Using analytics and being able to analyze data at the same time provides a faster, fuller picture of a business’s data. So, when you’re trying to find out how to drive more traffic to your online store, for example, prescriptive analytics will make this much easier.3. Machines will be learning faster than ever.The more we develop our machines, the faster their ability to learn will become. Machine-learning (ML) technology is growing rapidly these days, meaning that soon these machines will be able to analyze bigger, more complex data and deliver faster and more accurate results. This growth has been caused by the enormous increase in data, improved algorithms and more powerful computer hardware. As a result, people, processes and products will all be streamlined in a way we can’t yet imagine.According to Ronald Van Loon, the Dutch data expert, right now, “Machine learning algorithms learn from huge amounts of structured and unstructured data, e.g. text, images, video, voice, body language and facial expressions.” By next year, machine learning is expected to become faster and smarter than it already is, and be able to make better predictions for the future. It’s been said, for example, that even recruitment will be automated for many companies by 2018.So, the more that machine-learning algorithms develop, the more they’ll be able to teach us about unstructured data. This means that there’ll be even more challenges and problems your company will be able to overcome, thanks to developments in ML.4. Cyber security will improve, thanks to AI.With improvements in artificial intelligence, specifically the application of reinforcement learning to problems, machines will soon be able to model human psychology and make better predictions. They’ll also get better at learning from unlabeled data without any need for human supervision. With this increased capacity, AI will become a defense mechanism for safeguarding data.According to the Harvard Business Review, AI will be used to protect cyber infrastructures from attacks and hacks — which will be of great use to anyone running a business.5. IoT will have a big impact on big data.IoT — the internet of things — will become a large part of big data analysis in 2018. As more consumers use smartphones, tablets and other gadgets, more businesses will invest in IoT to collect the data they need.Already, consumers and businesses alike have benefited from sensor-based analytics: An example: Sensors can track what parts of stores get the most foot traffic and will accordingly become more common in 2018, especially for retail.Overall, the changes big data promises for 2018 are exciting; whether your business is in retail, ecommerce, or online education, in something like statistics, you can benefit from these changes.Related: How Small Businesses Can Embrace Big DataHow has big data affected your business? What changes do you think will benefit your business the most? 5 min read
2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Robots in Amazon’s warehouses are taking on a new role of boxing up orders, and they do so much more efficiently and quickly than the human workers they replace.As Reuters reports, Amazon has been experimenting with a new type of automated packaging robot that can 3D scan the goods included in an order as they travel down a conveyor belt. Those goods are then placed in a custom-size box the robot creates that’s perfectly sized to fit.Each robot packer can handle up to 700 orders per hour, and unlike their human counterparts, do not require regular breaks, never go home, and can’t get sick. Worryingly for workers, one robot at a warehouse means 24 human roles are no longer required. If the same robot was rolled out to each of Amazon’s U.S. facilities, that would be 1,300 roles removed.Each robot packer costs $1 million plus running expenses, which sounds like a lot until you consider Amazon will recoup the money spent in just two years. Those savings come from employing fewer people, but also the efficiency and low maintenance costs such a machine enjoys.The loss of roles in packing at Amazon does not necessarily mean a loss of jobs. An Amazon spokesperson commenting on the machines, said, “We are piloting this new technology with the goal of increasing safety, speeding up delivery times and adding efficiency across our network … We expect the efficiency savings will be re-invested in new services for customers, where new jobs will continue to be created.”Earlier this month, Amazon’s director of robotics fulfillment made it clear that full warehouse automation is nowhere near ready to happen. We’ll apparently be enjoying warehouse roles for at least the next decade. Even after that it sounds as though the roles are simply changing rather than disappearing completely. What will the Amazon worker of 2029 be doing exactly, then? Enroll Now for Free This story originally appeared on PCMag May 13, 2019
Vietnam Hard Document Storage Market by Application and City: Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018 – 2025, The Vietnam hard document storage market was valued at $19,042.0 thousands in 2017 and is expected to reach $30,679.4 thousands by the end of 2025, registering a CAGR of 6.2% between 2018 and 2025. Document management is a process of storing, tracking, and managing documents in a way that the information can be created, organized, and stored efficiently.Download Sample PDF Brochure: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/5129Rise in demand for digital storage across various industries have restricted the hard document storage market growth. Furthermore, large number of investments regarding infrastructure, transportation, building architecture, and others for better hard document storage and security is anticipated to bring new opportunities for the key players in for hard document storage market.In todays world of digitization, storing soft copy of documents is being the most preferred solution for every business, but there is still a place for physical documents. Storage and retention of hard documents is very important for sectors such as law, finance, and healthcare. Even in some industries, it is mandatory to store the documents for more than 5 years. In that case, hard document storage plays an important role. In 2017, BFSI occupied 35% share in B2B sector of Vietnam hard document storage market by application as they are specially designed to support BFSI operations such as secure storage, quick segregation and fast delivery of hard documents requested by customers.Vietnam is characterized by the presence of large number of small scale companies related to Manufacturing, Construction, BFSI, Real estate, Legal, Healthcare, and other sectors, where the paperwork remains an essential part of management and administration. For these industries, the expense of scanning every document is proportionately cost effective, thus, these organizations cannot afford the electronic document storage In addition, hard document storage provide facilities such as document indexing, off-site media storage, tape & microfilm storage, document archiving, and many others. Thus, there is an increase in the adoption of these services in different industries. The growth in end-use industries is anticipated to drive the demand for hard document storage market in Vietnam.Make an Enquiry for Promocode Of Discounted Price: @ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/5129As the country is investing heavily in the development of various industries such as agriculture, energy, healthcare, BFSI and others the need to store hard document securely has increased. Also the major players such as Crown record management, Royal Cargo Vietnam Co. Ltd, AGS Four winds Vietnam, Asia Tigers Mobility, and others are proactively investing in their businesses regarding infrastructure, transportation, building architecture, and others, which contributes to the growth of hard document storage industry.Major Players: Crown Record Management, KINGKHO, Royal Cargo Vietnam Co. Ltd., AGS Four Winds Vietnam, Santa FE, Vietnam Moving Limited Liability Company, Asia Tigers Mobility, Interlink Co., Ltd, Saigon Storage, and Logical Moves.net.Key Findings of the Vietnam Hard Document Storage Market:The B2B segment was the highest contributor to the hard document storage market in 2017, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.3%.The BFSI segment accounted for 35.0% of Vietnam B2B hard document storage market in 2017 and is projected to grow at a significant CAGR of 6.7%.The Telecommunication segment accounted for 20.0% of the Vietnam B2B hard document storage market in 2017 and is projected to grow at a significant CAGR of 6.8%.In 2017, Ho Chi Minh City accounted for the highest market share accounting approximately for 41% and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.0%.The local segment accounted for almost 60% Vietnam B2C hard document storage market share in 2017 and is projected to grow at a moderate CAGR of 3.7%.For more Market Insights, Visit: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/vietnam-hard-document-storage-marketAbout Us:Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions.” AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. 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Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Feature | April 11, 2014 Medtronic Announces CE Mark of First ICD System to Allow for Full-Body MRI Evera MRI ICD system first to combine increased longevity, improved comfort with full-body MRI access Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more Related Content News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more April 11, 2014 — Medtronic announced CE mark and European launch of the Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) system, the first and only ICD system approved for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans positioned on any region of the body. The Medtronic Evera MRI ICD is not approved in the United States.It is estimated that as many as 63 percent of ICD patients will need an MRI within 10 years of receiving a device. Until the availability of MR-conditional ICD systems, patients with devices have been contraindicated from receiving MRI scans because of potential interactions between the MRI and device function.“This means that in addition to having the highest standard in modern ICD treatment, patients implanted with an Evera MRI defibrillator will now have improved access to one of the most important diagnostic tools, the MRI,” said Marshall Stanton, M.D., vice president and general manager of the tachycardia business at Medtronic. “An ICD that allows for full-body access to MRI will help patients get the diagnostic answers they need.”Like its non-MR-conditional predecessor, the Evera MRI features a contoured shape with thin, smooth edges that better fits inside the body, increasing patient comfort by reducing skin pressure by 30 percent. The Evera MRI maintains the same battery longevity (up to 11 years) compared to previous devices. In addition, Evera MRI is paired with the Sprint Quattro Secure family of ICD leads, which has 10 years of proven performance with active monitoring and is safe for use in an MRI environment.Evera MRI includes SmartShock 2.0, a shock reduction algorithm that enables the device to better differentiate between dangerous and harmless heart rhythms. While the majority of shocks delivered are necessary to treat potentially fatal arrhythmias, studies estimate that approximately 20 percent of patients with implantable defibrillators may experience inappropriate shocks in response to a benign arrhythmia or electrical noise sensed by the device. SmartShock technology helps to eliminate these inappropriate shocks, and delivers a 98 percent inappropriate shock-free rate at one year. Also included is OptiVol 2.0 fluid status monitoring and complete diagnostics, which helps to identify patients at risk of worsening heart failure and atrial fibrillation.“Compared to other ICDs available, the Evera MRI system gives patients the most unrestricted access to MRI scans, and ultimately allows them to get the diagnostic answers they need,” said Stanton. “Patients suffering from debilitating heart rhythm disorders who need an ICD also are likely to need an MRI over the lifetime of their device and this technology allows them to do so.”For more information: www.medtronic.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. 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SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea and Costa Rica agreed Tuesday to explore the possibility of a free trade agreement to build on their growing economic ties, the Costa Rican president’s office said.The agreement came during talks between Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla and her South Korean counterpart, Lee Myung-bak, Lee’s office said in a statement.“The leaders of the two countries agreed to joint efforts to create an environment [for expanding economic cooperation] to lead to free trade negotiations,” the statement said.The two nations also agreed to expand cooperation in the areas of renewable energy, the environment and green growth.Lee welcomed Costa Rica’s intention to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the statement said.Chinchilla backed Seoul’s policy on North Korea, agreeing that Pyongyang should carry out U.N. Security Council resolutions and international obligations.Chinchilla, the first leader of the Central American country to visit South Korea in 11 years, arrived Sunday for a four-day trip marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties.Her visit is focused on boosting trade, investment and other exchanges.Export-dependent South Korea has already signed free-trade deals with the European Union, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the United States, Singapore, Peru, Chile and other countries. Facebook Comments No related posts.
Dubai Business Events conducted a three-city roadshow in Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru, majorly targeting the MICE segment from India. Dubai Business Events is a part of Dubai Tourism primarily focusing on the Business segment.Speaking exclusively to Travel News Digest, Karina Lance, Senior Manager – Sales and Convention Services, Dubai Business Events said, “80% of the Indian market is incentive travellers and so we have incentive programmes and added values to it like access to attractions, accommodation, visa facilities, etc. For MICE, we usually target a group of 500 people. If there are larger groups coming in then we have a customised approach to that particular event.”Talking about destination weddings, Lance averred, “Wedding is a new niche market, which is increasing on a large scale in Dubai. We organised a fam trip for Indian wedding planners in the month of March where we showcased venues apt for Indian weddings. The itinerary for the fam trip was such that we tailored it as per the Indian wedding customs and rituals like the Henna night, sangeet night, etc. We showed the wedding planners convenient venues that can accommodate large groups. We have a variety of venues out of which the World Trade Centre is the biggest.”India is the number one source market for Dubai. Out of the total two million Indian visitors to Dubai last year, 30-40% were business travellers, as per the number of nights spent, stated Lance.Dubai Business Events receives about 225 events per year and approximately 70 out of those are from India. On an average, Dubai Business Events sees a growth of 8-10% year-on-year and 10-15% growth for markets like India and China.The Dubai Business Events three-city roadshow in the country is also a part of promoting Expo 2020 which will start from October 2020 and end by April 2021. During the six months of expo, we guarantee 25 million visitors from across the world, concluded Lance.
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