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Huawei says US needs to talk to company for China trade deal


first_img(14:12) Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) Amid the US-China trade war, a top executive of Chinese technology giant Huawei has said that the US needs to hold talks with the company in order to reach a trade deal with China. As per news portal GizmoChina’s report, the company’s Chief Security Officer Andy Purdy said, “Can I imagine a trade deal where the U.S. government doesn’t agree to talk to us? No I can’t.” Purdy noted that the trade war between the two is affecting American companies and workers more than it hurts Huawei. He said the company spent $11 billion on U.S. supplies last year and an estimated 40,000 U.S. jobs depend on its business. Huawei wants “transparent mechanisms” for evaluating its equipment and that of its competitors, which would build “trust through verification,” Purdy said. “We are not asking we should simply be allowed to sell without any scrutiny, we believe there has to be scrutiny for everyone,” he added.last_img read more


Exclusive: Ban Ki-moon Releases His Annual Report on Western Sahara


New York – United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has released his much-anticipated annual report entitled “The Situation Concerning Western Sahara.”The report will submitted to the members of the Security Council pursuant to Resolution 2218 (2015) by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) through April 30, 2016.Morocco World News received an advance copy of the report ahead of its scheduled public release date on Wednesday. The report appears fairly balanced and neutral and expressly states that Ban Ki-moon has not adopted a position hostile to the Kingdom of Morocco. The report Calls for Extension of MINURSO Mandate. As with last year’s report, Ban Ki-moon calls on the Security Council to renew MINURSO’s mandate for an additional period of one year until April 30, 2017.In light of Morocco’s decision to expel the civilian component of MINURSO in March, the report expresses concern at the prospect of MINURSO’s departure from the Western Sahara, and urges the UN executive body to renew the agency’s mandate. “The risk of a rupture of the ceasefire and a resumption of hostilities, with its attendant danger of escalation into full-scale war, will grow significantly in the event that MINURSO is forced to depart or finds itself unable to execute the mandate that the Security Council has set,” Ban Ki-moon states in paragraph 96.“In this context, and in light of the continuing efforts of my Personal Envoy, and the continuing importance of MINURSO, I recommend that the Security Council extend the mandate of MINURSO for a further 12 months, until 30 April 2017,” he adds.The Secretary General seems to have chosen his words very carefully. In the second paragraph of his report, Ban Ki-moon says that he regrets the misunderstanding caused by his use of the term “occupation” to describe Morocco’s presence in the Western Sahara.He emphasizes that his controversial statement was not meant to take the side of the Polisario or to express hostility towards Morocco.“I have repeatedly made it clear that nothing I had said or done had been meant to take sides, express hostility to the Kingdom of Morocco, or signal any change in the approach of the United Nations to the Western Sahara issue. The results of my trip and subsequent developments are further detailed in the sections on political activities and MINURSO below,” the UN chief states in paragraph 2.Need to Reach an Agreement on Nature and Form of Self-determination Perhaps one of the most important highlights of this year’s report is its paragraph 91. The language used by the Secretary General seems to indicate that the UN is backing away from its previous insistence on the concept of self-determination as necessarily leading to independence. While the Secretary General repeats the same language he used in his previous report regarding the need for the parties to engage in serious negotiations without pre-conditions and in good faith in order to reach “a mutually acceptable political solution, which will provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara,” he stresses that this solution should be reached through an agreement on what “self-determination” will look like.“The time has come to engage in serious negotiations without preconditions and in good faith to reach “a mutually acceptable political solution, which will provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara,” Ban Ki-moon says.“This political solution must include resolution of the dispute over the status of Western Sahara, including through agreement on the nature and form of the exercise of self-determination.”Engaging Algeria and Mauritania in the Political ProcessAdditionally, and unlike previous reports, the UN chief calls on Algeria and Mauritania to make important contributions to this process. “Algeria and Mauritania, as neighboring countries, can and should make important contributions to this process,” he says.While in last year’s report, Ban Ki-moon emphasized that “The members of the international community can, collectively and individually, play a critical role in this regard by encouraging the parties and the neighboring States to remain engaged with my Personal Envoy,” in this year’s report, he clearly calls for the need to engage Algeria and Mauritania.Morocco has long called on the UN to consider Algeria a fully-fledged party in the political process, and Ban Ki-moon’s language might signal a new shift in the UN approach towards the issue.Significantly, Ban Ki-moon makes no mention of the necessity to establish a human rights monitoring mechanism in the Western Sahara and the Tindouf camps. He retains substantially the same language he used in his last report, highlighting the need for Morocco and the Polisario to enhance their cooperation with United Nations’ human rights mechanisms and OHCHR and allow unrestricted access to all relevant stakeholders.“Given ongoing reports of human rights violations, it is necessary to sustain an independent and impartial understanding of the human rights situation in both Western Sahara and the camps, through regular cooperation with OHCHR and other human rights bodies with the objective of ensuring protection of all,” he says in paragraph 102 of his report.The report has also taken into account Morocco’s calls on the UN to conduct a census of the Saharawis in the Tindouf camps in southern Algeria. While stressing that the international community must continue to provide humanitarian support to the Saharawis in the camps, he calls for the registration of Saharawis.“I also reiterate my call for continued consideration of registration in the refugee camps near Tindouf and invite efforts in this regard,” he says in paragraph 98.Ban Ki-moon stops short, however, of mentioning the embezzlement of humanitarian aid destined for the Saharawis in the Tindouf camps. A report published by the European Union’s Anti-Fraud Office in February 2015, documented the involvement of Algeria and the Polisario in this large-scale criminal activity.Apparent Recognition that Autonomy is the Most Morocco Can OfferWhile describing the recent developments on the ground, Ban Ki-moon also referenced the speech of King Mohammed VI on the 40th anniversary of the Green March last November. During the speech delivered from Laayoune on November 6, 2015, the Moroccan monarch stressed that the autonomy proposal was “the most Morocco can offer” in to order to put an end to the conflict.To debunk the allegations of those who accuse Morocco of exploiting the territory’s natural resources, in his speech the King had pointed out that the Moroccan government would continue its large scale investments in the south in order to transform the Sahara into a link between the rest of the Morocco’s territory and Sub-Saharan Africa.Paragraph 10 of the report acknowledges that “The King stated that the autonomy initiative “is the most Morocco can offer” and that “[i]ts implementation hinges on achieving a final political settlement within the framework of the United Nations Organization.”The report recognizes that King Mohamed VI “stressed that revenues from natural resources would continue to be invested for the benefit of the local population in consultation and coordination with them and promised that they would benefit from an important number of infrastructure projects. He further added that the legislators elected by the citizens were the “true representatives of the inhabitants.” read more


Morocco’s Industrial Production Price Index Drops in April 2018: Report


Rabat- Morocco’s price index of industrial production decreased by 0.2 percent in April 2018, according to a report by the Moroccan High Commission for Planning (HCP).With the exception of oil refining, the price index of industrial production declined by 0.2 percent in April, compared to March when it increased by 0.1 percent, said HCP, which manages economic, demographic, and social statistics.The decline in prices extended to the food industry by 0.3 percent,  the clothing industry by 0.5 percent, pulp and paper industries by 0.8 percent, metallurgy by 1.2 percent, and non-metallic mineral products by 0.6 percent. In March 2018, prices of metallurgy increased by 0.7 percent, pulp and paper industries by 1.0 percent, and clothing and textile prices rose to 0.4 percent, respectively.Meanwhile, some industries saw a price increase in April: textile manufacturing by 0.7 percent, leather and shoe products by 0.2 percent, and cork and wood products by 1.2 percent. In contrast, wood and cork production prices each rose by 0.4 percent in March, according to the same source.Prices of extractive industries, electric power, and water distribution experienced no change since January, still amounting to MAD 115.3 per kilowatt for electricity, and MAD 119.0 per kiloliter for water.In a recent report, HCP revealed an increase in the prices of fuel, meat, fruit, and vegetables in April, as the consumer price index (CPI) climbed 0.3 percent, after rising by just 0.1 percent in March.Due to the increased demand for fish in Ramadan, some consumers have said fish prices increased in May. As a result, calls for a fish boycott echoed in the country, in addition to the ongoing boycott of three prominent Moroccan companies. read more


BC home sales stayed strong in August but experts predict change is


VANCOUVER — The association representing realtors in British Columbia says home sales remained healthy across the province in August, but it expects to see a change over the coming months.The B.C. Real Estate Association says 9,162 residential properties were sold in August.That’s a 2.4 per cent increase compared with the same period last year.The total dollar value of all sales climbed significantly to $6.2 billion, a 22 per cent jump from August 2016, while the association says the average property price was up 19.1 per cent to $678,186.Association chief economist Cameron Muir points to strong economic conditions propelling the August sales, which he says mirror figures in July on a seasonally adjusted basis.But Muir also warns that climbing mortgage rates and home prices could dampen housing markets this fall.“Rising home prices combined with upward pressure on mortgage interest rates is expected to temper demand over the balance of the year,” Muir says in a news release.Year-to-date figures in 2017 are still overshadowed by the sizzling first half of last year’s residential property market in B.C., with sales dollar volume down 15.9 per cent to $51.8 billion when compared with the first eight months of 2016.Residential sales dipped 15 per cent over the same period while the association says the average property price was down 1.1 per cent to $706,839. read more


Government says no final agreement on Hambantota port


The Government says there is no final agreement yet on the Hambantota port between a Chinese company and the Government.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament discussions on the port agreement are still ongoing. He said the final draft agreement will be submitted to Parliament before it is signed.The Prime Minister said that the Government is facing a severe financial loss as a result of the port and the losses need to be covered.


Annan pledges measures to improve UN


Marking United Nations Day, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today pledged to issue new proposals for improving the world body so that it can adapt to emerging global challenges.“I believe we can build a better United Nations,” the Secretary-General said in his commemorative message. “That’s why I will soon be putting before world leaders a package of measures to renew the Organization.”Mr. Annan said these officials must “respond with vision and good will” in order to reach common ground at a meeting in October, 2005 marking the UN’s sixtieth anniversary.The proposals are being put forward in response to continuing violence, oppression, poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease across the planet. “All people deserve to live free from fear and want,” the Secretary-General stressed. “They must have hope that tomorrow will be better than today.”Governments must serve their people, he added, “and we all need an effective United Nations — one that reflects the world we live in today, and can meet the challenges we will face tomorrow.” read more


Komatsu earns worlds top score in performance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions


first_imgKomatsu (President and CEO: Tetsuji Ohashi) has been chosen as one of the most advanced companies in the world in reducing greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions. In its Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013, CDP*, known to enjoy the trust of investors from around the world for its evaluation of private-sector companies’ engagement in global climate change, ranks Komatsu’s performance of reducing ghg emissions in the manufacturing and supply chain processes as a leading company in the world. CDP analyses and evaluates corporate efforts and performance of the world’s largest 500 companies (market capitalisation) to tackle global climate change.Specifically, CDP evaluates corporate information disclosures in the scale of 100 points, and corporate performance in the five grades of A, B, C, D and E.Komatsu received 95 points in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index and A in the Climate Performance Leadership Index. It was the only Japanese company which was ranked “A” in the Industrial sector.Komatsu recognises environmental efforts as one of its highest priority tasks, as it fulfils corporate social responsibilities and ensures sustainable growth.Based on this commitment, Komatsu is aggressively making efforts to reduce its environmental impact, including the reduction of ghg emissions, in all aspects of its corporate activities.Products and services which contribute to reduced environmental impact, such as the reduction of ghg emissions, include Komatsu’s innovative Hybrid excavators, which reduce fuel consumption by up to 40%, and its Autonomous Haulage Systems, which optimise machine performance, lowering fuel and consumables usage. * Started by an independent NPO of the UK in 2003, CDP is the world’s largest program being used to evaluate corporate engagement in global climate change. Today, CDP is supported by 722 institutional investors representing $87 trillion in assets. Every year, the CDP organisation distributes standardised survey questions concerning climate change to the world’s large-listed companies and collects their responses for assessment.As a renowned technological innovator, Komatsu’s focus is on improving safety, productivity and reducing its impact on the environment. Each year, Komatsu invests more than $620 million in R&D activities, with a number of advanced technologies already deployed in the global marketplace.The groundbreaking Hybrid Excavator was introduced in 2008. The world’s first commercially viable hybrid earthmoving machine, the Komatsu Hybrid Excavator can reduce fuel consumption by 25%, and harmful CO2 exhaust emissions by 41% when compared with a conventional machine.As the next major development in earthmoving, hybrid machine technology is set to be rolled out across the industry.Komatsu’s electric-drive mining trucks have been an industry favourite for more than 20 years, proving long service life and efficient operation. Komatsu is part of a joint venture in Indonesia working towards fuelling mining dump trucks with biofuel, estimating that phasing in 1,000 of such vehicles could reduce up to 200,000 t of CO2 emissions each year.More recently Komatsu became the first manufacturer in the world to commercialise a groundbreaking Autonomous Haulage System (AHS), where unmanned ultra-class dump trucks are remotely operated to improve mine safety and efficiency.Komatsu’s sophisticated KOMTRAX remote satellite monitoring system (which provides detailed machine-operational data directly to your computer from anywhere in the world) ties in with partners Modular Mining (offering solution-based mining software that resolves common operational issues) and Topcon (Providers of 3-D based positioning systems).last_img read more


Weather Eye Take your pick of local winter outlooks


first_imgAlong the lines of wondering what our winter will be like, I attended the 21st Winter Weather Forecast Conference on Saturday at OMSI.Andy Bryant from the National Weather Service’s Portland office gave his agency’s forecast, much of it from the Climate Prediction Center. From November through March expect equal chances of above, below or normal temperatures and precipitation. Since it is a winter without El Nino or La Nina, it settles down to a neutral influence on weather patterns. He noted that in such years we receive our heaviest snowfall here in the lowlands. Remember December 2008? The Cascade snow pack will be below to near normal.Kyle Dittmer from the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission recognizes the absence of sea surface temperatures and utilizes sun activity and run-off of the past 20 years in the Columbia to make his forecasts. He forecasts a near-normal winter with rainfall/temperatures but expects some late-winter or early-spring weather action with maybe four snow events here in the city. Expect more extremes from wet to dry and back to wet like this autumn.Jim Little, retired local TV forecaster, is trying to automate his forecast using objectively chosen analog years — looking at this year so far and looking back to past years to see what the winter was like. He predicts a cool November and December with near-normal rainfall, a wet January with near-normal temperatures, and February near normal on both aspects.Former TV weather guy Pete Parsons predicts a cool, wet winter, much colder in January and generally stormy. There will be good weather extremes, with early January maybe cold and snowy.Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.last_img read more


Google Duplex arriving on iPhones more Android devices


first_img Now playing: Watch this: 1:06 Mobile Tags Get more from your appliances with a smart plug 0center_img Google Share your voice Google Duplex can make appointments for you.  Getty Images Google Duplex, the voice assistant that sounds remarkably human, is making its way to more devices. The new Google Assistant feature for booking restaurant reservations is rolling out for more Android and iOS devices in the US, a Google spokesperson confirmed Wednesday.The support page for Duplex, spotted earlier by 9to5Google, says Android devices running version 5.0 or later and iPhones with Google Assistant installed can use Duplex, but not everywhere. XDA Developers reported Wednesday  it was able to use Duplex on a Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus.Previously, Duplex was available only on Google’s Pixel phones. In March, Google said Duplex was expanding to Pixel owners in 43 states.Google Duplex was announced last May and boasted the ability to make calls on the user’s behalf. Instead of a robotic voice, Duplex has a voice that sounds human and uses “complex sentences, fast speech and long remarks.” The assistant can schedule appointments, make reservations and get information from businesses.To use Duplex, you need only ask Google Assistant to perform a task like booking a table or scheduling an appointment.Originally published April 3, 10:08 a.m. PT.Update, 10:32 a.m.: Adds confirmation from Google. Post a commentlast_img read more


We are alert for any eventuality Army chief General Bipin


first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Tuesday that the Army is committed to maintain cordial relations with the general public of Jammu and Kashmir even as the armed forces are prepared to deal with any threat from Pakistan. Rawat was speaking at a seminar on cutting edge technology infusion into defence at the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers here. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us “The relations of the armed forces with the general public of Kashmir used to be very cordial in the 70s and 80s. We will keep good relations with the general public. It would be great if that kind of camaraderie between the Army and general public begins again. We used to meet the general public without guns at that time,” said Rawat. The Kashmir Valley is under the grip of unprecedented security deployment at present to foil protests following the withdrawal of special category status to the state. Also Read – Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley Advertise With Us Rawat said the country had nothing to fear irrespective of statements like the one issued by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan that a Pulwama like incident might take place again in Kashmir following the reading down of Article 370 of the Constitution. “We are always prepared for any kind of eventuality and we are always on the alert. There is nothing to worry from statements like these,” said Rawat. Advertise With Us A suicide bomber killed 40 CRPF personnal at Pulwama in February. The Indian Air Force then bombed a major terrorist hub in Pakistan. Pakistan has downgraded diplomatic relations with India since Article 370 was axed by the Indian Parliament and a legislation passed to divide the state into two union territories. Bilateral trade between the two countries have also been suspended. Imran Khan had told a joint session of the Pakistan Parliament that a Pulwama like incident might happen again as a result of the recent political developments in Kashmir. “Attacks like Pulwama are bound to happen again. I can already predict this will happen. They will attempt to place the blame on us again. They may strike us again, and we will strike back,” Khan had said.last_img read more


Poll In Texas Vast Majority of Republicans Still Support Trump


first_imgTexas Tribune PollDonald Trump remains highly popular with Texas Republicans nearly a year after his election as the 45th president, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.“Trump’s overall job approval numbers continue to look good with Republicans,” said Jim Henson, co-director of the poll and head of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin. “His base is still very secure.”His popularity with Texas Democrats, on the other hand, is remarkably low. While 79 percent of Republicans said they approve of the job the president is doing, 92 percent of Democrats disapprove. Among independent voters, 55 percent handed Trump good marks, while 35 gave him bad ones.The president got better marks from men (52 percent favorable) than from women (39 percent); and from white voters (55 percent) than from black (14 percent) or Hispanic voters (34 percent).The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Become one. The president got his highest marks from voters on his handling of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath; overall, 56 percent said they approved of that performance, and even 20 percent of Democrats went along with that assessment.The Democrats remained harsh in their assessments of Trump’s handling of other issues, however, while Republicans remained strongly supportive of their party’s standard-bearer. An example: Asked about Trump’s handling of Russian interference in the 2016 elections, 23 percent of voters approved and 47 percent disapproved. Among Democrats, the assessment was 4 percent to 91 percent; among Republicans, it was 59 percent approval and 14 percent disapproval.Trump is doing just fine with the people who elected him and can’t catch a break from the other party’s voters.“There is nowhere in these numbers where he is underwater with Republican voters,” Henson said. “Even in some of the areas where he has been criticized in the media, like North Korea, he’s doing fine with Republicans.”The University of Texas/Texas Tribune internet survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted from October 6 to October 15 and has an overall margin of error of +/- 2.83 percentage points. Numbers in charts might not add up to 100 percent because of rounding. Sharecenter_img Overall, Trump remains popular with Republicans in a state that hasn’t shown a preference for a Democratic presidential candidate in four decades. “There’s no slippage here in intensity,” said Josh Blank, manager of polling research at the Texas Politics Project at UT-Austin. “There is some in the national numbers, but it’s not happening in Texas.”Nearly two-thirds of Texas voters said the country is more divided since Trump became president; Democrats were more likely than Republicans to share that sentiment and less likely to say that the country is about as divided as it was when he took office. Not a single subgroup in the poll said the country is more united than it was at the beginning of Trump’s tenure.The partisan splits in the Texas electorate were starkly evident in voter assessments of the president’s characteristics. More than a third of voters said Trump has the temperament to be president, but 56 percent said he does not. Crack open the numbers and the partisans crawl out: Only 5 percent of Democrats said Trump has the right temperament, compared to 62 percent of Republicans; 93 percent of Democrats said he doesn’t, while only 25 percent of Republicans agreed.“The trait ratings suggest that Texans have mixed views on Trump with respect to leadership, competence and knowledge, but negative views with respect to trustworthiness and temperament,” said Daron Shaw, co-director of the poll and a government professor at UT-Austin. “The fact that Democrats don’t see any positive traits in Trump is notable. Republicans didn’t like Obama, but few thought him unintelligent. Democrats didn’t like Bush, but many thought him a strong leader.”That 57-percentage-point partisan disagreement on temperament echoes through voter assessments of Trump’s honesty and trustworthiness (64 percentage points); competence (70 percentage points); empathy for voters (69 percentage points); strong leadership (75 percentage points); and knowledge (69 percentage points).In each of those cases, Democratic voters’ antipathy kept the president’s overall numbers below 50 percent. “It’s unified Democratic opposition in anything Trump,” Blank said. “And the Republicans are not as positive as the Democrats are negative.The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Become one.last_img read more


These Drinkable Chips Will Keep Your Phone GreaseFree


first_img Staring at Seagulls May Help Avoid Food TheftWe Now Know the DNA of Guacamole Koike-Ya told the WSJ the intention for One Hand Chips’ design was not necessarily to save snackers from greasy phones, but it originated from the desire to “make it easier” for customers to eat the potato chip crumbs at the bottom of the bag.“What we said is, ‘Why don’t we make it easier for them to do that?’” said Kohei Shimosaka, who led the five-member team of chip designers.寒い冬。彼の手を離したくない。でもどうしてもカラムーチョが食べたい。そんなあなたに、ワンハンド。 pic.twitter.com/1VnFYxQmm1— コイケヤ【公式】 (@koikeya_cp) November 29, 2018And perfecting the product was not easy. “We would argue over a millimeter in setting the size of the opening,” Shimosaka told the WSJ.Gamers seem to approve of the easy snacking experience One Hand Chips offer.An aspiring professional gamer, who says he used to rely on wet wipes for sanitary in-game snack seshes, told the WSJ, “With One Hand, I can just take it and chug it.”More on Geek.com:Tinder for Foodies: Samsung Turns Smart Fridge Into Dating ServiceA Pickle Bouquet Could Be Your Next Edible Valentine’s Day GiftKFC’s Loaded Cheetos Sandwich Is Here to Sabotage Healthy Diets It’s a modern-day, first-world problem: How to snack and text at the same time, without smearing grease all over your smartphone? Japan has found a solution.Snack makers in one of the most tech-savvy countries in the world have created “drinkable” chips that allow snackers to use just one hand, the Wall Street Journal reported,Tokyo-based Koike-Ya has developed One Hand Chips — a handheld snack that comes in a variety of flavors, splintered into smaller pieces, and packaged in a pouch with a rippable corner so that the snacker can essentially “drink” the product (or pour it straight into their mouth).AdChoices广告The result? The multi-tasking snacker’s phone is grease-, smear-, and crumb-free.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more


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first_imgBreast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), or molecular breast imaging, has evolved from a related nuclear medicine imaging procedure of the breast, scintimammography, and both are based on the enhanced uptake of sestamibi in tumors within the breast. For years, scintimammography showed considerable promise to be a strong diagnostic tool in the early detection of breast cancer. However, the limitations of the procedure as performed with large general-purpose gamma cameras did not allow for the reliable detection of sub-centimeter lesions or direct correlation to mammograms, thus limiting the capability of this promising diagnostic tool. The Dilon 6800 overcomes these limitations and can reliably detect sub-centimeter lesions, down to 3mm, and provide the same views as mammography. Another major benefit of the Dilon system is its compact design and mobility, allowing for same-day evaluation and imaging at the point of care. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | SPECT Imaging | December 06, 2018 Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) cardiac imaging company Spectrum Dynamics filed a lawsuit Dec. 6,… read more A PET/CT head and neck cancer scan. New Spectrum Dynamics SPECT-CT System at RSNA 2018Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:33Loaded: 10.56%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Related Content News | SPECT Imaging | August 27, 2018 Brain Study of 62,454 Scans Identifies Drives of Brain Aging In the largest known brain imaging study, scientists from five institutions evaluated 62,454 brain single photon… read more Technology | Nuclear Imaging | January 16, 2019 MIM Software Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Molecular Radiotherapy Dosimetry MIM Software Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for molecular radiotherapy… read more Technology | October 27, 2008 Dilon Emphasizes Expansion of Molecular Breast Imaging Gamma Camera News | Cardiac Imaging | July 03, 2018 Cardiac Hybrid Imaging an Effective Tool for Predicting Heart Attacks July 3, 2018 — Cardiac hybrid imaging read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 17, 2019 New Phase 2B Trial Exploring Target-Specific Myocardial Ischemia Imaging Agent Biopharmaceutical company CellPoint plans to begin patient recruitment for its Phase 2b cardiovascular imaging study in… read more News | Nuclear Imaging | September 27, 2018 Technology and Radionucleotide Development Will Fuel Mobile Gamma Camera Adoption Advancements in healthcare technology, particularly in the surgery category, have led to an increasing adoption of… read more Technology | Nuclear Imaging | July 16, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Announces FDA Clearance of syngo.via VB30 Molecular Imaging Software At the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), June 23-26 in Philadelphia… read more Feature | Nuclear Imaging | November 05, 2018 | By Sabyasachi Ghosh State of the Industry: Medical Hybrid Imaging Market “Experimental validation implemented in real-life situations and not theoretical claims exaggerating small advantages read more Videos | SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 … read more Technology | PET Imaging | June 28, 2018 MILabs Introduces Futuristic PET Capabilities on New VECTor6 System At the 2018 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting, June 23-26, in Philadelphia,… read morelast_img read more


JNTO aims high with Year of IndiaJapan friendly Exchanges


first_imgUnder the leadership of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and PM of India Narendra Modi, the countries have announced 2017 to be the ‘Year of India-Japan friendly Exchanges.’ In regard to the same the Embassy of Japan in India organised an event which was co-hosted by Japan Tourism Agency and Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO).Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Japan to India, said, “Throughout the year 2017 both the countries will have a number of cultural and tourism related activities. It will allow a great opportunity to introduce various facets and charms of Japan to the people of India. Japan in India has a long standing cultural heritage taking us back to sixth century. We foresee the future of Japan-India growing stronger, given the fact that both the countries share a lot in common in regard to its tradition, heritage, culture and much more.”The government of Japan has also introduced a new feature in relaxing the student visa for Indian students commencing from February 1, 2017. “We hope this will encourage younger generation to discover Japan. We also plan to have 13 more offices in all over India by the end of March 2017. We believe that it will further amend the visa laws for Indians to apply for Japanese visa,” added Hiramatsu.JNTO President, Ryoichi Matsuyama had informed that in 2016 the number of inbound visitors from India to Japan reached 1,20,000. The number of outbound travellers from Japan to India was 2,30,000. Union Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, said, “We have a very long standing relationship with Japan. On different levels we are working together, and through a historic agreement signed between these two countries, we have entered into a strategic relationship. It will not just be a relationship on economic, strategic or business level, but a relationship between two societies that are so culturally intact.”Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, said, “Japan is the only country which combines progress, modernity, with its very unique credible culture and heritage. Once JNTO gets effective in tier II & tier III cities of India, soon people will start flying from India to Japan. On the other hand it is important for Japanese tourists to explore our Buddhist circuits, while they explore unique Indian heritage, wildlife, traditions, mountains and much more.”Under the recent Indo-Japan collaboration JNTO, Embassy of Japan and Japan Tourism Agency has announced the ‘Indo-Japan Film Project’. It will soon begin under Imtiaz Ali’s production house ‘Window Seat Films’ along with Japan’s theatre and film company Shochiku. The movie is named after the famous 1966 blockbuster Hindi film named ‘Love in Tokyo’. The movie will star a Japanese female protagonist and Indian male lead. The movie aims to highlight Japan’s heritage, cuisine, culture, and tourist attractions.last_img read more


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first_img by Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 9, 2018 7:15 am PDT Last Updated Mar 9, 2018 at 8:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NHL opens door to esports, kicks off 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship TORONTO – The NHL has unveiled its first foray into esports — the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship.The US$100,000 tournament will feature separate online qualifying events in Canada, the U.S. and Europe with each region sending two finalists to the 2018 NHL Gaming Final set for June 19 in Las Vegas.The winner will claim the championship trophy, collect a cash prize of $50,000 and take part in the 2018 NHL Awards show.The NHL sees the virtual hockey tournament as just its opening esports salvo, with member teams likely to develop their own esports opportunities down the line. But in organizing the inaugural world championship, the aim is to allow as many people to get involved as possible.“The more people that participate, the more we can understand what the structure and strategy should be for us moving forward,” Keith Wachtel, the NHL’s executive vice-president and chief revenue officer, said in an interview.“So we truly don’t know what this will look like in a few years.”The NHL has partnered with EA Sports, which develops its hit NHL video game franchise in suburban Vancouver.“They know this space better than anyone,” said Wachtel.Sponsors have already got on board. Global partners for the gaming championship include Bridgestone and Honda. Dunkin’ Donuts and GEICO are involved in the U.S., with PepsiCo Beverages Canada and Scotiabank in Canada.The NHL is using its star power to promote the tournament with players like Brad Marchand, Tyler Seguin, Connor Hellebuyck, Victor Hedman and Nathan MacKinnon.The tournament slogan is: “You think you’re good at ‘EA Sports NHL 18’? Prove it.”Gamers just need to register and then showcase their skills in single-elimination online qualifier tournaments over four consecutive weekends starting March 24. The qualifiers are open to players residing in Canada, the U.S. and European Union.The qualifiers will send eight players to each of the regional finals: May 6 in Stockholm, May 11 in Toronto and May 20 in Stamford, Conn. The regional finals, which will be in the form of a double-elimination, in-person tournament, will be hosted by the league’s TV partners in those areas.The winners and runners-up from the three regional finals advance to the Las Vegas finals.Regional qualifying will feature Xbox One and PlayStation 4 play, with the PS4 as console for the regional and world finals.The NHL, which joins the NBA and MLS in developing an esports vehicle, is waiting with interest to see how many people sign up for the tournament.The NBA is set to tip off its inaugural NBA 2K League season in May with gamers representing 17 NBA franchises including the Toronto Raptors. The Montreal Impact, Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps are among 19 MLS teams set to send gamers to the inaugural eMLS Cup in April, with the winner looking to make it to the FIFA eWorld Cup 18 in August.NFL teams partnered with Electronic Arts on the Madden 18 NFL Club Championship.Several NHL owners have already invested in esports.Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (Colorado Avalanche), Anschutz Entertainment Group (Los Angeles Kings) and Comcast Spectacor (Philadelphia Flyers) have bought into teams — the Los Angeles Gladiators, Los Angeles Valiant and Philadelphia Fusion, respectively — in the Overwatch League.Washington Capitals majority owner Ted Leonsis partially owns team Liquid, a successful esports outfit.Wachtel says the league tapped into that expertise, as well as that of its sponsors and broadcasters.“It also starts from the commissioner,” he said, referencing Gary Bettman. “This is something that he wanted and ultimately he knows how important this is and here we are. So we’re excited about it and we think this is certainly the beginning of what will be a long-term strategy in this area.”The Flyers have already entered the esports field, partnering with WorldGaming on the Snider Hockey Cup which wraps up March 22.Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, part of the NBA 2K League, has already hired pro gamer Philip Balke to carry Toronto FC’s flag in the eMLS Cup. MLSE also has hired Shane Talbot as its esports manager.—For more information, visit www.NHL.com/GamingFollow @NeilMDavidson on Twitterlast_img read more


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