More than 90 per cent of children reaching Italys shores are separated

“These figures indicate an alarming trend of an increasing number of highly vulnerable children risking their lives to get to Europe,” said Lucio Melandri, the Senior Emergency Manager at UNICEF. “Current systems in place are failing to protect [them as they] find themselves alone in a [completely] unfamiliar environment,” he added, calling for a coordinated European response, given that the children are on the move. “Apart from addressing the factors that are forcing children to travel alone, a comprehensive protection, monitoring system needs to be developed to protect them,” he stressed. In 2016, some 25,800 unaccompanied or separated children arrived in the European country – compared to the 12,360 who arrived in 2015. These children, arriving by themselves, also accounted for a staggering 91 per cent of all the 28,200 children who reached Italy’s shores last year as refugees or migrants. A majority among of such arrivals were from Eritrea, Egypt, Gambia and Nigeria. Adding to the complex challenges, the Central Mediterranean route from North Africa to Italy also has an incredibly high ratio of unaccompanied and separated children among the refugees and migrants. Compared to other routes, only 17 per cent of the child refugees and migrants who arrived to Greece by sea in 2016, came without adult family members or guardians. “The presence of so many unaccompanied or separated children along the central Mediterranean route is unprecedented,” said Mr. Melandri. “It is obviously clear that we have a serious and growing problem on our hands.” Girls most at riskAccording to UNICEF, though most of the children were boys aged 15-17 years, younger children and girls were also among the arrivals. Girls are at a particular risk of sexual exploitation and abuse, including commercial sexual exploitation by criminal gangs. It further stated that several of the girls who were interviewed by its staff earlier this year in Palermo, the capital of the Italian island of Sicily, reported that they were forced into prostitution in Libya as a means to ‘pay off’ the cost of the boat travel across the Mediterranean. Most of the boys spoke of being forced into manual labour. In addition to protecting child refugees and migrants – particularly unaccompanied children – from exploitation and violence, UNICEF urged stopping the detention of refugee or migrant children; keeping families together; providing quality, learning, healthcare and other related services to all refugee and migrant children; addressing underlying causes of large-scale movements; and combatting xenophobia, discrimination and marginalization. read more

Mens soccer Ohio State looks to continue momentum against Rutgers Sunday

Senior defender Hunter Robertson (6) passes the ball upfield during the OSU vs. Penn State game on Tuesday. Credit: Ris Twigg | Assistant Photo EditorThe Ohio State men’s soccer team (5-1-0) will look for their fifth consecutive shutout against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-4-1) when the teams face off in Piscataway, New Jersey, Sunday at 1 p.m. The Buckeyes are one shutout away from tying the program record of five consecutive shutouts set by the 2007 team, which finished as the runner-up in the College Cup.Ohio State is off to its best start to a season in 12 years and senior defender Kevin Blackwood has not been surprised by the team’s early success.“It’s based on what we did in the summer, I came here earlier before I transferred and a lot of the guys were talking about going and doing actual work on their own, getting that head start before the season actually started,” Blackwood said. “Basically, I think it’s hard work and dedication. The comradery of the team has been phenomenal and that’s one of the reasons for the start so far.” The Buckeyes are coming off a commanding 3-0 win against Penn State at Jesse Memorial Stadium Tuesday, while the Scarlet Knights are coming off a 3-0 loss against No. 3 Maryland. All four Rutgers losses have come at the hands of top-15 opponents. Senior defender Hunter Robertson said despite the four losses on Rutgers’ record, the Buckeyes will still need to treat Rutgers as they would any other tough opponent as Rutgers’ only losses have come against some stiff competition.“It’s a Big Ten game we really want to get three points from them, but we know that those four losses were against some really good teams — Indiana, Maryland, Wake Forest, North Carolina,” Robertson said. “They didn’t get the best results against them, but they’re going to be battle tested and we know if we want to win we have to come in and play really hard and be really efficient to score goals.”The Buckeyes will look to contain one of Rutgers’ top weapons, redshirt senior forward Ethan Vanacore-Decker, who leads the team with five points (two goals, one assist). Robertson said that with the talent Rutgers has on the offensive side of the ball, the Buckeyes will need to deploy a more defensive approach to the game.“We are playing with two midfielders holding back, more than usual,” Robertson said. “Usually, we have two of them on attack, but they have a pretty special attacking mid and a fast forward, so we’re trying to keep someone on this attacking mid at all times, so when they try to play the long ball we have someone to cover because the kid’s really fast.”The team is looking ahead for the chance to win its sixth game and is beginning to focus on what they must do to come away with the victory.“We just have to be locked in, ready to go, we cannot take them lightly,” Blackwood said. “I know this is the Big Ten, every team we play from now on is going to be really good. Match their intensity, work hard for 90 minutes, and be tuned in.” read more

Trevali grows zinc production substantially through Glencore deal

first_imgGlencore plc has entered into a definitive agreement with Trevali Mining Corp, whereby Trevali will purchase Glencore’s 80% interest in the Rosh Pinah mine in Namibia and 90% interest in the Perkoa mine in Burkina Faso. The aggregate consideration is $400 million, of which $244 million is to be paid in cash, with the remaining $156 million paid by Trevali through the issuance of 175,125,304 share. Trevali will additionally pay Glencore $30 million to repay an existing debt facility. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close by July 2017.The transaction will add two African zinc assets to Trevali’s portfolio of mines in Peru and Canada, creating the only global mining company focused on zinc. The transaction will materially increase Trevali’s geographic footprint and access to global capital markets. This will enable the company to take advantage of the significant opportunities to grow across the zinc market.Glencore will increase its direct ownership in Trevali from 4% to 25% and its board membership to a total of two seats.Following the completion of the transaction, Trevali will have an annual production of some230,000 t of contained zinc and will have operational presence in North America, South America and Africa. Glencore will have the offtake from all four of Trevali’s mines.Trevali expects that, upon completion of the transaction, the assets would deliver high-quality, long-life zinc production to Trevali’s existing portfolio, improving asset and geographic diversification, and would create a premier TSX-listed global zinc producing company.Creates the only publicly-traded, pure-play intermediate zinc producerMore than doubles Trevali’s current production scale to approximately 410 Mlb payable of annual zinc production, to position the company as a top-10 global zinc producerMaintains an attractive cash-cost profile with increased leverage to zincRefinanced balance sheet significantly reduces cost of capital and increases covenant flexibility to pursue M&A opportunitiesFurther builds on Trevali’s long-standing strategic relationship with Glencore, which will become a cornerstone investor (25%) in TrevaliDiversifies the portfolio and creates a global platform to enable future growthAddition of Glencore’s industry-leading operating and management teams.Dr Mark Cruise, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trevali: “The acquisition of Rosh Pinah and Perkoa is a historic event and unique opportunity for Trevali shareholders, and sets the stage for a multi-asset, low-cost global zinc producer. The assets provide strong upside to shareholders in the current strengthening macro-zinc environment through scale of production as well as an attractive package of exploration ground.”Commenting on the transaction, Daniel Mate, Glencore’s Head of Zinc Marketing, said: “We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with Trevali as they embark on the development of the premier zinc company in the market. Trevali has a proven track record in the sector demonstrated by the success in opening up the Santander mine in Peru and the Caribou mine in Canada. We have been working together as partners since their first mine was built and we share the same vision for the future growth of the business through value-creating organic and inorganic growth opportunities. We are excited to form part of this unique global zinc vehicle, providing pure zinc exposure across a wide geographic footprint”last_img read more

Live in a rural area You could be getting nicer bus shelters

first_imgAdditional hand-straps for the DART,Improvement works at Busáras station,The purchasing of ticketing equipment to speed-up roll out of the Leap Card to cities outside Dublin,Walking/cycling improvements across Dublin and other cities.Read: In Cork, Limerick or Galway? Like cycling? The public bike scheme will be ready by autumn >More: Half a million people now own a Leap Card > CYCLE PATHS AND bus shelters are due an upgrade with €7 million worth of funding from the Department of Transport.It is part of a €200 million stimulus package previously announced by government, which Public Transport Minister Alan Kelly said will both improve the public transport system and provide employment.At least 40 new bus shelters are to be created in rural areas with this new round of funding.“The winter storms recently demonstrated the shortage of bus shelters in many rural areas,” Kelly said.The government has set its sights the public taking five million more journeys using public transport this year.Other measures, some of which Kelly conceded are “quite small” but will result in an improved service, include:last_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Friday

first_img Get our daily news round up: Share Tweet Email 2 Comments 9,485 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Cliodhna Russell https://jrnl.ie/3352635 Friday 21 Apr 2017, 8:53 PMcenter_img Short URL Karim Cheurfi Source: Uncredited#PARIS: The Champs Elysees shooter Karim Cheurfi has been described as an oddball by his neighbours in the multi-ethnic suburb of Chelles east of Paris. Meanwhile, a suspect wanted in the wake of last night’s shooting has handed himself in to Belgian police.#US: Despite a public outcry, the US state of Arkansas has put a man to death as part of a series of executions.#GERMANY: The suspect in the bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus wanted to spark a drop in the football club’s share price, German authorities have said.PARTING SHOTThese brown bears now live in the lap of luxury after a life of horrendous abuse. Apr 21st 2017, 8:53 PM Here’s What Happened Today: Friday Status of new National Maternity Hospital project to be reviewed, Siobhan Phillips family to sue An Garda Síochana and Paris shooter revealed – it’s the Evening Fix. The board of the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group plans to review the status of the new National Maternity Hospital project, in light of recent developments.The family of Siobhán Phillips, who was shot on the same night that Garda Tony Golden was killed, have announced they are to sue An Garda Síochána.Gardaí are investigating whether the Kinahan gunman ‘accidentally shot himself or was murdered’.Two masked men have robbed a cash-in-transit van in north Dublin.Cork woman Vera Twomey has been stopped at Dublin Airport attempting to bring medicinal cannabis into the country.Plans to build over 100 apartments in south Dublin have been shot down by the planning board.Wetherspoon’s has been given the green light for a €4 million ‘super pub’ on Camden Street.One ‘diet drink’ a day could increase risk of dementia and strokes, according to a seven-year study.INTERNATIONAL  NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Ballybunion, County Kerry. Source: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ielast_img read more

Bridgebuilding underway at CCMV

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Elections to the board of the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria (CCMV) took place last week establishing its new committee, led by Jim Wood. Mr Wood returns to the presidency after heading the committee in the late 1990s. His election comes after a turbulent period for the CCMV, following the membership’s recent rejection of proposals recommended by the previous committee to transform the organisation’s financial situation and redefine its position within the wider Greek Cypriot community. Speaking to Neos Kosmos, Mr Wood said that one of the new committee’s priorities will be to create solutions to reduce the CCMV’s $1.5 million debt. “The community has a lot of assets but it’s cash-flow poor. We need to look at the good work the previous committee did, capitalise on that, and see what more we can do,” he said. Commenting on the well-publicised divisions expressed within the community in the past, the new president has called for a new spirit of unity to prevail within CCMV. “It’s time to build bridges,” said Mr Wood. “We need everyone on board. It’s not about five or ten people working: everyone needs to put in, whatever they can offer.” Mr Wood said the key to finding solutions for the organisation lay in prioritisation. “There are a number of conflicting priorities for the community at the moment, and we need to prioritise. It’s easy to say but difficult to do. With eleven people on the committee and with members coming in on sub committees, I think we have enough gifted people around to be able to assist us, and really help the community.” With the previous committee’s plans partly based on a vision for greater involvement by the younger generation in the CCMV’s future, Mr Wood said he believed generational change could only come about by encouraging unity. “If we can talk to the people of today, and the people of tomorrow, and combine the positives, the things that unite us, then I think we can be successful. But tomorrow is coming vary fast and we need to be laying the foundations now.” CCMV’s new president is also a practising Naturopath. Naturopathy is an area of holistic medicine that involves encouraging energies to assist processes such as reproduction, growth, and adaptation. Mr Wood’s knowledge of such health-enhancing processes will be more than useful for the future well-being of the organisation of which he is president. CCMV office holders elected last week are: Vice President, Maro Ostrognay; Secretary, Loukas Thrasis; Assistant Secretary, Pavlos Andronikos; Treasurer, George Efthymiou; and Assistant Treasurer, Dimitris Demetriades. Other Members elected were: Andrew Demetriou, Harry Neokleous, Sofronis Michaelides, Koullis Aristidou and Evros Evripidou.last_img read more

Property prices plummet

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram IMF’s ‘Global Housing Watch’ says that a typical upscale housing unit of 100 m2 in Greece was only slightly out of reach of average household incomes, but were much more affordable than in places like Belgium, Canada, Australia or the UK.Greece recorded the second biggest decline in real estate prices in the world in the fourth quarter of 2013, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.In a report called ‘Global Housing Watch’, the IMF said the biggest decline worldwide was in India (-9.1 per cent), followed by Greece (-7.02 per cent), Italy (-6.54 per cent), Cyprus (-6.48 per cent) and Croatia (-6.35 per cent).On the other hand, the Philippines (10.56 per cent), Hong Kong (10.25 per cent), New Zealand (9.1 per cent), China (9.1 per cent) and Colombia (8.1 per cent) saw their real estate prices increase in the same period.The report said that a typical upscale housing unit of 100 m2 was only slightly out of reach of average household incomes, but was much more affordable than in places like Belgium, Canada, Australia or the UK.The report also found that the house price-to-rent ratio in Greece was -16.3 per cent below the average. In other words, it makes more sense to buy a home than to rent it. In Canada, on the other hand, the current ratio is about 86.7 per cent, meaning it makes the most sense to rent.Source: enetenglish, ana-mpalast_img read more

Pensions Ombudsman rejects Standard Life employees transfer value complaint

first_imgThe Pensions Ombudsman has rejected a complaint by a Standard Life employee, which claimed that the organisation mishandled his request for a new cash equivalent transfer value (CETV).The complainant, referred to as Mr T, was a deferred member of The Standard Life staff pension scheme. In March 2016, he requested a CETV. He was quoted £911,578 in April 2016, which under the scheme rules would be guaranteed for 90 days until July 2016.A question and answer sheet sent to members in August 2015 outlined that deferred pension scheme members would be able to request at least one free statutory transfer quotation a year under the scheme’s rules with a guarantee period of 90 days.Near the time of the CETV expiry date, Mr T observed that the transfer value quotations he obtained through the self-service online portal were significantly higher than the original CETV quote. He subsequently decided not to accept the CETV.It was stated on the online quotations that the amount was not guaranteed and that this figure was for illustrative purposes only.Although Mr T thought he would accept the original CETV quote, he claimed that the question and answer sheet led him to believe that he would be able to request a new CETV within 12 months of his original request. After the initial quote expired, Mr T went on to request a new CETV in July 2016.He was informed by the pension trustees that only one CETV would be issued in any 12-month period, as stated in the scheme rules, although further CETVs could be issued on a discretionary basis where events outside of the member’s control required it. The trustees also advised Mr T that they would not settle a transfer based on values that were not guaranteed.In August 2016, Mr T complained that the trustees’ refusal to settle a transfer based on values that were not guaranteed restricted his ability to transfer out of the scheme to once per 12 months.The trustees concluded that the information in the question and answer sheet may not have been clear, and could have led members to believe they could obtain a further quote. On 18 October 2016, they offered to accept the original CETV outside of the expiry date if Mr T still wished to transfer.On 31 October 2016, the scheme complied with a request from Standard Life to offer an additional CETV to deferred members who may not have appreciated the policy of providing one CETV every 12 months. The amnesty stated that members who received a CETV with a calculation date between 1 March 2016 and 30 September 2016 that had not yet expired, could request a new CETV before 30 November 2016. Members who received a CETV calculated after 30 September 2016 were not eligible for the transfer amnesty, as they had been clearly informed of the CETV policy.Mr T applied for a new CETV in November 2016 and was quoted £1,087,235 in December 2016, guaranteed until February 2017. He accepted this offer.In January 2017, Mr T complained to the Ombudsman that the second CETV quote was significantly lower than it would have been if he had received a new CETV when he wrote to them ahead of the amnesty. Mr T sought to gain compensation of between £45,000 and £65,000.A Pensions Ombudsman adjudicator ruled that no further action was required by the trustees. The adjudicator found that the trustees did not act unreasonably by offering to honour the original CETV, that the second CETV was provided within a reasonable timescale, and that there was no evidence to support that Mr T had been financially disadvantaged by the ‘alleged maladministration’. The adjudicator also found that there was no obligation for the trustees to honour online quotations.Mr T appealed the judgement, and the complaint was escalated to Karen Johnston, deputy pensions ombudsman. She upheld the original adjudicator’s decision.She said: “Had Mr T been aware of the correct position, he could either have accepted the original CETV before the expiry date, or waited until he was next entitled to apply for a new CETV. In offering to honour the original CETV beyond the guarantee date, the trustee put right any injustice which may have flowed from the unclear communication.“The evidence is clear that the CETVs were the only transfer values that were actually guaranteed. Consequently, I do not think it reasonable for Mr T to expect a transfer to be settled on the basis of the figures quoted in illustrations he obtained via the portal. It was not maladministration for the trustees to refuse to do that.”last_img read more

Were still as close to Doomsday today as weve ever been

first_img Comment 1 How to stop climate catastrophe | What the Future “The velocity of change across these and other technological fronts is extremely high; the international effort to manage these rapid advances has been, to date, grossly insufficient,” reads the new statement from the Bulletin.The panel also focused on the threat of climate change and the renewed rise in global greenhouse emissions following a plateau in recent years.Susan Solomon, a professor of environmental studies at MIT, said the US failure to stop a rise in carbon emissions is “simply an act of gross negligence.”While the clock did not advance closer to midnight this year after two years of inching toward the brink, Bronson and the other panelists were clear to keep the focus on doom and gloom. Sci-Tech Tags Now playing: Watch this: 6:23 Share your voice “[The 2019 time] should not be taken as a sign of stability but as a stark warning,” Bronson said.But rather than despairing and retiring to the family fallout shelter to Netflix-and-chill our lives away, the Bulletin lays the task of turning back the clock at the feet of the public.”Today, citizens in every country can use the power of the Internet to fight against social media disinformation and improve the long-term prospects of their children and grandchildren. They can insist on facts, and discount nonsense. They can demand action to reduce the existential threat of nuclear war and unchecked climate change.”Naturally, the Bulletin even includes a hashtag, because what better tool to save the world, right?Fight the Power: Take a look at who’s transforming the way we think about energy. Crowd Control: A crowdsourced science fiction novel written by CNET readers. We’re still living in the most perilous times since the end of World War II, according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and its trademark Doomsday Clock, which remains set at just two minutes to midnight for the second year in a row.The clock is a kind of metric — midnight represents doomsday — that the organization contrived decades ago to warn “the public about how close we are to destroying our world with dangerous technologies of our own making.”  The Bulletin makes periodic announcements updating the current “time” on the clock, indicating how close we are to some sort of existential catastrophe.It’s two minutes before midnight for the second year in a row. Bulletin of Atomic Scientists In its seven decades of existence, the clock has never been closer to midnight than it is right now. It was also at two minutes before midnight in 1953, at the beginning of the Cold War and a nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union.”We have in fact entered a period we call the ‘new abnormal’,” Rachel Bronson, president and CEO of the Bulletin, said at a press conference Thursday at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.In a lengthy statement released at the same time on its website, the Bulletin laid out how this period is defined by a “devolving state of nuclear and climate security” and “a qualitative change in information warfare and a steady misrepresentation of fact that is undermining confidence in political structures and scientific inquiry.” A series of panelists at the press conference decried the erratic nature of relations between the United States and other nuclear powers like Russia and North Korea, which have often played out on President Trump’s Twitter feed.”Journalists, you love Trump’s tweets,” Jerry Brown, former California governor and the Bulletin’s executive chair, told reporters. “You love the leads that get the clicks … but the final click could be a nuclear strike.”In addition to the threats of nuclear arms, climate change and fake news, Bronson cited risks from nascent technologies like artificial intelligence and synthetic biology. 8 Photos 8 sci-fi ideas that might become science fact pretty soon (pictures)last_img read more

SCCL calls for more women entrepreneurs in Khammam

first_imgKhammam: Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) is conducting many service programmes mainly for women, said Director of the company N Balaram. On Friday, he attended as the chief guest to the valedictory of training programme held for women at Singareni Office in Hyderabad. The SCCL has conducted a five-day training programme with support of National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Hyderabad. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, he explained that the company was giving training for women in all areas under Singareni Seva Samithi (SSS) and Singareni Employees Wives Association (SWA). He appealed to the women to become entrepreneurs and become financially independent. Later the Director presented certificates to over 25 women who were trained in tailoring, fashion designing, embroidery and other vocational courses. General Manager Anthony Raja, SSS all area co-ordinator Budagam Mahesh and other officers attended the programme.last_img read more

Hasina receives DLitt

first_imgIndia`s Kazi Nazrul University confers honorary DLitt degree upon prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday. Photo: BSSPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday received ‘Doctor of Literature (DLitt)’ degree from Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol in Paschim Bardhaman district in Bengal of India.The university authorities conferred the honorary DLitt degree upon her at a special convocation programme.Sheikh Hasina was honoured with the degree in recognition of her outstanding contributions towards building exploitation-and disparity-free society which is the ideal of poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, reports UNB.Vice chancellor of the Kazi Nazrul University Sadhan Chakrabarti delivered the welcome speech. Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee was present at the convocation ceremony.Premier Hasina arrived in Bengal on Friday on a two-day official visit to India at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.On Friday, she along with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi unveiled the plaque of Bangladesh Bhaban at Vivsa-Bharati University in Santiniketan.The prime minister attended Visva-Bharati Convocation Ceremony as the guest of honour.last_img

Houston Schools Launch New Be Nice Program for Mental Health Bullying Prevention

first_img Share Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Crime Stoppers of Houston, a nonprofit dedicated to public safety, partnered with the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan to launch the program this fall. So far, more than a dozen Houston schools have signed up for training and there is a wait list.Christy Buck, who developed the program, said that it teaches skills — sort of the “stop, drop and roll” of mental health — that could ultimately save lives.“Ultimately. it’s taking responsibility for myself to be the person that might change attitudes and culture in a school for more kindness, consideration and respect,” Buck said.Buck said that early research shows that the training improves school climate, with fewer behavior problems.Rania Mankarious, who leads Crime Stoppers of Houston, said that it dovetails with other initiatives at the nonprofit to keep schools safe, giving kids tools “to notice not just when a student is going to bring a gun on campus, but when a student behaves differently or is posting things that are concerning, or maybe making outcries, empowering them to get involved as a community, so we can create an entire new culture in our schools.”Laura IsenseeStudents learn tools to recognize emotions in others and take action to challenge and empower others and themselves. 00:00 /00:49center_img X Laura IsenseeKandice Sloop with the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan coaches students on an action plan to be nice. The program is meant to prevent bullying and suicide.At Stevens Elementary, a group of second graders gathered around a new coach, Kandice Sloop, who asked them what it means to “be nice.”“Do you think you can notice if someone was playing by themselves at the playground? Is that something we can notice? What would you do if that’s what you noticed?” Sloop asked.Then Sloop guided them through an action plan to be nice: — to notice how others are feeling and behaving, invite others to play, to challenge and empower themselves and others.It may sound simple, but the training — dubbed “Be Nice” — could have important, positive effects on school climate, according to early research.last_img read more

DC Professionals All Black Holiday Soiree

first_imgArea chapters of the National Black Public Relations Society, National Black MBA Association, the National Sales Network, and the National Association of Black Accountants are hosting the D.C. Professionals’ All Black Holiday Soiree Dec. 13 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill located at 400 New Jersey Ave., N.W. at 8 p.m. All Black Attire Requested. For more information, go to www.bprs-dc.com.last_img

Brand New Google Pixel Starts From 330 Only – Both Limited 32GB

first_img Share Tweet Submit In a market showcasing the bezel-less revolution of smartphones, the Google Pixel is still a very strong contender, even after those humongous-sized bezels. It had one of the best cameras at the time, and it is running the best possible version of Android. Lots of users might not agree, but I can certainly say that stock Android is the best form of Android there is thanks to its fluidity and ease of use. Plus those timely software updates and security patches sweeten the value of the phone by a significant margin.What is even more amazing about this announcement is that the Google Pixel first-generation now features better value for money than it did when it was first launched. If you remember, the smartphone came with a $649 price tag and only 32GB of internal memory. Well, the device now costs just $330. or $329.99 to be exact. The higher storage model, which features 128GB of internal memory is priced at $429.99, making it a tremendous purchase because it is below the $500 mark.In terms of specifications, the Pixel features a Snapdragon 821, 4GB of RAM and a 5-inch AMOLED panel with a 1080p resolution and the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio. It has a 2,770mAh battery and receives its power from a Type-C USB port. Thought it does not support wireless charging, it retains the 3.5mm headphone jack, a port which slowly withering on devices these days.This particular model is compatible with all major U.S. carriers, which means that it is going to be compatible with whatever you decide to choose. Is $330 great value for the first-generation Google Pixel? Tell us down in the comments right away.Buy the Google Pixel from B&H starting from $330 onlylast_img read more

Aris Radiology Selects Intelerads FullyHosted Medical Imaging Platform

first_img News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | November 15, 2017 Aris Radiology Selects Intelerad’s Fully-Hosted Medical Imaging Platform Intelerad’s cloud-based imaging platform will allow Aris to focus on business growth and care delivery Related Content The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more November 15, 2017 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced that Aris Radiology has selected Intelerad’s fully-hosted medical enterprise imaging platform. The solution will be delivered through Intelerad’s strategic partnership with Radius.“As a rapidly-growing, nationwide, full-service radiology practice, we need a hosted solution that can support our clinical, physician, operational and patient needs,” said Shannon Shirk, chief information officer of Aris Radiology. “By deploying Intelerad’s cloud-based imaging platform, we will be equipped with a highly scalable and robust solution that allows our radiologists to leverage an efficient workflow and ensure the highest levels of patient care.”Designed to streamline healthcare organizations’ costs, the latest version of Intelerad’s cloud imaging platform allows clients to offload information technology (IT) management, thereby reducing the need for hefty capital investment in IT infrastructure and personnel. Instead, Intelerad will design, procure and maintain hardware, storage infrastructure and security.Based in Hudson, Ohio, Aris Radiology provides comprehensive radiology services to more than 300 hospitals and health systems nationwide. Known for its quality, speed and patient satisfaction, Aris supports their clients’ radiology needs by providing dedicated on-site radiologists, as well as an extensive network of board-certified, U.S.-based subspecialty radiologists.For more information: www.intelerad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more last_img read more

Egypt police say 15 suspected militants arrested

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day 5 treatments for adult scoliosis The statement said another suspected militant was arrested with his brother while trying to flee to Libya. All those arrested were in possession of explosives, it said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img CAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s Interior Ministry says it has detained 15 militants suspected of planning operations to destabilize the country in a series of raids.A ministry statement said most had large amounts of explosives.The statement Wednesday said the raids took place in different areas of Egypt over recent weeks. A Tunisian was among those arrested in a raid last week.He was detained with two Egyptians on the same day authorities killed a Libyan militant suspected of involvement in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last month. The authorities didn’t say whether the two raids were linked. Top Stories 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Comments   Share   last_img read more

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first_img 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File) Top Stories center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals have signed linebacker Vontarrius Dora to the practice squad.The move comes after the New York Jets signed linebacker Obum Gwacham off the Cardinals practice squad, leaving an open roster spot for Dora.At Louisiana Tech, Dora started four years for the Bulldogs, making 147 tackles and 13.5 sacks. He also forced two fumbles and recovered two.Dora was signed by the Denver Broncos in 2016 as an undrafted free agent. He spent 13 weeks on the team’s practice squad, but did manage to play a game for the Broncos last season. He was released by the team on Sept. 2. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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first_img(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)(AP Photo/Tony Avelar) “That’s why I think – again I don’t know – but I think the Cardinals are saying, ‘man he is just too good to pass up, we will regret it if we don’t pull the trigger,’” Pasch said. “Steph Curry changed the game. Steph Curry came into the NBA and was a guy like Kyler Murray where I think people weren’t sure about him because of his height and his size. Then all of a sudden he’s doing things now that kids in the park are doing,” Pasch said.Pasch also works as a basketball play-by-play commentator for ESPN and has been able to enjoy many of Curry’s games with Golden State Warriors courtside throughout his career.Related LinksThe consensus says Kyler Murray, so why do I still have trepidation?First round of NFL Draft promises to deliver pure dramaArizona Sports NFL Mock Draft Tracker: Who’s next for the Cards at No. 1?98.7 FM roundtable: What should the Cardinals do at No. 1?Vegas odds heavily favor Cardinals selecting QB Kyler Murray No. 1“If you were going to make that comparison and say Kyler Murray could be Steph Curry, a guy that’s a winning player,” Pasch said. “Kyler Murray has only been a winner his entire life.”Murray’s draft stock rose in the College Football Playoff when he led the Sooners back from a 21-0 first quarter deficit against Alabama, helping the Oklahoma outscore the Crimson Tide 24-14 in the second half.He also led Allen High School in Texas to three consecutive undefeated state championship seasons.With all of that said, there is still a high level of uncertainty surrounding the No. 1 overall pick. But Pasch thinks his playmaking ability will be too tantalizing to bypass.“Because he can do things that not a lot of other people at his position can do, you’re talking about a guy who could possibly change the game,” Pasch said. 4 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories center_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comparing 5-foot-10 and 1/8 inches Oklahoma quarterback prospect Kyler Murray to small stature quarterbacks such as Russell Wilson, Doug Flutie and Baker Mayfield has been a common theme leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft.While each of those three players have enjoyed a measure of success in the NFL, Arizona Cardinals radio play-by-play commentator Dave Pasch crossed sport lines to draw a comparison to NBA Champion and former MVP, Steph Curry. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

Cyprus missing recycling goals

first_imgCyprus still lags far behind its goals for recycling batteries, electronics and electronic devices, an audit office report said.The report also found that there is insufficient supervision of the licenced companies that arrange to recycle these items by the environment department.It said that Cyprus had failed to meet the minimum recycling goals set by the EU Directive on Batteries and Accumulators and by the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (weee) Directive.The collection percentage of Afis – the only licenced recycling system for batteries and accumulators in Cyprus – was 27.34 per cent last year, lower than the 45 per cent set by the directive, the report said.Afis cooperates with a local company that collects the batteries and temporarily stores them in a facility in Cyprus until they are shipped to a Belgian company for processing.There were no exports in 2014 and 2015, the report said, and as a result a large quantity of used batteries has accumulated in the storage space of the Afis subcontractor.As regards recycling of electrical and electronic equipment, WEEE Electrocyclosis Cyprus Ltd, the only licenced system on the island in his field, managed in 2015 to collect 65.7per cent of the 3,000 tonnes provided by the directive as minimum goal. An increase was recorded, however, from 2014, when the percentage was 52,5 per cent.The environment department has yet to report last year’s results, the report said, as the law is not being applied to the full, meaning that not all producers of weee register with the collective system. This does not make possible the calculation of the average weight of weee produced in Cyprus. This is necessary for calculating the minimum annual collection percentage since the beginning of 2016, the report said.It added that WEEE Electrocyclosis Cyprus Ltd cooperates with a number of companies for the collection, transport, storage, sorting and management of the weee with which it has signed contracts.The audit office said that it found the environment department is not being informed by these two recycling systems of the contracts, or their terms. It added that the environment department has never audited the economic conditions of contractors, ‘despite the cost of the collective systems being essentially passed on to producers of batteries and accumulators and weee and then to consumers”.An important factor in the effective management of the waste, it said, is that importers and manufacturers must assume responsibility for the funding and operation of infrastructure where consumers could return a product when it is no longer considered usable to be properly handled. The report proposes collective or individual waste treatment systems, licenced by the agriculture ministry and supervised by the environment department.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more