OPDR Launching New CAVA Service

first_imgzoom German short sea shipping company Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei (OPDR), a subsidiary of CMA CGM, is to start on June 7 its new CAVA service that will connect the Spanish east coast with northern European ports, including Saint Petersburg. The new service is to link the two major Spanish ports Valencia and Cartagena to four of the main ports in northern Europe: Tilbury, Antwerp, Rotterdam, and Saint Petersburg.OPDR said it will start the new service in Valencia, followed by Cartagena, before it proceeds to the north the following day.The company will deploy six 1,800 TEU container vessels capable of carrying pallet-wide equipment on the service.On May 26, OPDR announced a revised AGAX service connecting northern Europe with Morocco, the Iberian Peninsula and the Canary Islands. The service now includes the port of Rouen, providing a direct connection between northern France and Morocco.The upgraded rotation shortens transit times from Rouen to Casablanca to four days. Three 700 TEU ships are deployed on the new AGAX service.last_img read more

IfOnly Partners With Industry Titans To Deliver Collection Of Rare Thought Leader

first_imgIfOnly, the leading marketplace for unique experiences, is offering once-in-a-lifetime meetings with company founders, CEOs and icons from the world of tech, business, fashion and entertainment to help raise money for worthy causes.IfOnly will launch the series of auctions on October 4th offering private lunches where guests will be able to get insights and stories from top executives in their fields. Select auctions also include exclusive tours of company headquarters and photo opportunities.Exclusive Power Meeting Opportunities Include Lynwen Brennan (GM of Lucasfilm); Heidi Zak (Founder/CEO Third Love); Rob Reiner (acclaimed actor, director, producer); Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (activist/author); Frank Marshall (Hollywood icon); Jeff Housenbold (Managing Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers), Dick Costolo (Founder 01 Ventures / Former CEO Twitter), Donna Karan and many moreThe proceeds from each auction will go towards the personally selected charity of each of the Thought Leaders. For a complete list of these exclusive one-on-one Thought Leader experiences visit www.ifonly.com/thoughtleaders and start bidding today.“We are honored to be working closely with this amazing group of Thought Leaders in an effort to raise money for their supported charities. These auctions present a unique opportunity to connect directly with icons across the worlds of technology, business and entertainment while raising money for worthwhile causes. We are truly grateful for the generosity of our leaders and looking forward to the auctions,” said John Boris CEO, IfOnly.The inaugural IfOnly Thought Leaders auction will go live on www.ifonly.com/thoughtleaders on Thursday October 4th with all auctions ending on Friday October 26th.last_img read more

UN agency publishes first in series of books on green economy for

1 March 2011The United Nations agency tasked with promoting the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy has published the first in a series of books focusing on “green” economic growth, which entails a low-carbon, resource-efficient approach to sustainable development, while combating climate change and conserving biodiversity. The volumes are intended to give practical expression to the concept of sustainable development adopted at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in a press release today. At the Earth Summit – unprecedented for a UN conference in terms of both its size and the scope of its concerns – the UN sought to help governments rethink economic development and find ways to halt the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources and pollution of the planet. “The Road to Rio+20” features 14 articles aimed at highlighting critical topics and stimulate global discussion ahead of next year’s UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, also known as Rio+20. That conference’s main theme will be “green economy” in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication.The first volume includes lead articles by the Director of the Earth Institute and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Jeffrey Sachs; ecological economist and Professor Emeritus of the University of Maryland, Herman Daly; and the Senior Vice President and head of the UN Foundation’s International Bioenergy and Sustainability Initiatives, Melinda Kimble.The volume tackles such topics as how the transition to low-carbon economic growth can be financed, especially for the world’s poorer countries; how useful technology can be funded, developed, and shared; and how global trade regimes and rules can be adjusted to support and nurture developing-country exporters of green products and services, including environmentally friendly agricultural goods and renewable energy.Each future volume will have a chapter focusing on the programmes and policies of a specific sector of the economy.UNCTAD is carrying out an analysis of steps taken by governments in the fields of trade, investment, and development that have successfully spurred green economic growth. The results of that analysis and recommendations for future action will be unveiled at the Rio+20 conference in early June 2012. read more

FedEx to open locations at Home Hardware to target growing ecommerce market

TORONTO — As more Canadians turn to online shopping, courier operator FedEx hopes an agreement to open shipping centres at Home Hardware Stores Ltd. will help it grab a larger piece of the growing e-commerce market.Federal Express Canada Ltd. said Wednesday that the centres, which serve as mini-hubs, will offer more “points of access” for customers to drop off and pick up parcels.The new FedEx locations will look very similar to the Canada Post outlets that are tucked into stores operated by Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu and others such as convenience stores and news stands across the country. They would operate similar to the FedEx storefronts that are situated primarily in urban centres.“It offers us opportunity to expand into areas where we might be a little under-penetrated,” said FedEx spokesman James Anderson in an interview.“Smaller stores, or stores in rural areas, are something that we find very intriguing and we’re certainly interested in engaging.” FedEx’s strategic move comes as Canadian retailers place a greater emphasis on sales made through their websites.Companies like Canadian Tire Corp. and Hudson’s Bay Co. are in the midst of creating new web portals designed to make it easier for users to shop online.More retailers are also opening distribution centres within their stores, allowing shoppers to select and pay for their items online before picking them up at the store.Home-improvement retailer Home Hardware has about 1,100 locations throughout its national network of independently owned stores and building centres, though the company hasn’t said how many owner-operators it expects will choose to house full-service FedEx shipping centres within their location.Anderson said FedEx estimates a “first-wave” will have more than 100 Home Hardware locations participating in the partnership.A Home Hardware spokesman said in an email that the company — headquartered in St. Jacobs near Kitchener, Ont. — will work with the owner-dealers to explain how the FedEx partnership could benefit their businesses and their customers.The shift in consumer shopping habits also caught the attention of Canada Post, which has dramatically shifted its priorities towards parcel services as it looks for new ways to stay relevant when fewer Canadians are sending letters through the mail.The Crown corporation has also launched a program for small businesses designed to make it easier to ship online orders through the postal service. It has also announced in December that it plans to phase out the remaining door-to-door residential delivery in urban centres over within five years, in favour of communal mail boxes.The Canadian Press read more

Ohio State University seeks to trademark the word The

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University wants to trademark the word “The” when used as part of the school’s name on university merchandise.The Columbus Dispatch reports the school submitted a trademark application this month to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.The application requests a standard character trademark for the title “The Ohio State University” that would cover various items including T-shirts, baseball caps and hats.University spokesman Chris Davey confirms the application. A statement from Davey says the school “works to vigorously protect the university’s brand and trademarks.”The school has previously secured other trademarks, including names of football coaches Woody Hayes and Urban Meyer.An Ohio State spokesman said last fall that the university had 150 trademarks in 17 countries and other applications pending.___Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.comThe Associated Press read more

Brock mens basketball wins on and off the court

More than 900 kids packed Bob Davis Gymnasium Thursday as the Brock Badgers men’s basketball team hosted its third annual Badgers vs. Bullying outreach event for elementary students in Grades 6 through 8.The guest speakers included Brock men’s basketball head coach Charles Kissi, Henley Honda owner Alex Digenis, Niagara River Lions player Joe Rocca and Brock Vice-President, Administration Brian Hutchings all shared their views on the social topic of bullying and how to make a difference.“I was very happy and proud to be a part of today’s event,” said Kissi. “Our University and in particular Brock Sports have a very important responsibility to not only bring this great community together but also lend our voices to various social issues.”Digenis said Thursday’s event was “humbling.”“Anytime Brock University shares its knowledge and resources with the community we are all better for it,” he said. “Bullying can only be hindered or stopped if the bystanders, the witnesses put away their phones and help their friends out.“Young people today have to decide if sitting on the sidelines as a witness is how they want to behave when their friends are being harmed.”On the court, the Badgers defeated the Redeemer Royals 107-69 in an exhibition game held in front of the massive crowd.Brock led 24-18 after one quarter and held a 50-30 lead at the half. In the third quarter, the Badgers went on a 13-4 run in the opening three minutes to go up 63-34, on route to their fifth victory of the preseason.The Badgers had three players in double figures led by Cassidy Ryan who finished with a game-high 24 points going 9-for-12 from the field and 3-for-4 from beyond the arc. He also pulled down six boards and added three assists. Dani Elgadi contributed with 19 points and five rebounds while Johneil Simpson added 16 points and four assists.Redeemer was led by Rayvon Higdon who recorded 10 points and five rebounds in the loss.Next up on the Badgers men’s basketball schedule, the team will host the RBC Classic Oct. 20-22. Tickets will go on sale Oct. 19 at the Walker Sports Complex Welcome Desk. read more

Central Bank governor The bailout programme did what it said on the

first_imgMy overall impression is that most of the specific measures urged on the Government by Troika staff as the programme unfolded were sensible or inevitable; few were really bad ideas.EmploymentHonohan said negotiators at the start of the bailout process were inclined to wonder why more action had not already been taken but soon realised it would take time.“Had there been sufficient fiscal headroom, or if the damage had been limited to a segment of the banking system, instead of infecting it all, more drastic de novo approaches to establishing a well-functioning banking system might have been available options,” he explained.Looking to the future, the governor said that perhaps the best single picture for illustrating the pattern of macroeconomic stabilisation is this chart, which shows that aggregate employment started growing again in 2012:He said it suggests that this resumes a gradually slowing trend that was in place for more than a decade before interruption by a construction related surge in the mid-2000s.However he pointed out that the figure also “hints at how far below previous trend and medium term potential the economy remains at this point”.“Unemployment, albeit moderated by emigration and labour market exit, stands at 12.4 per cent,” he said.‘The rest is up to us’The crisis will have a lasting unfavourable legacy. The accumulation of debt, public and private, will continue to weigh on growth prospects in a variety of ways. And many households are being affected by long term unemployment.Honohan added that the damage can be fixed with measures like labour market activisation and continued improvement of fiscal policy.“In cushioning the impact of the loss of market confidence resulting from the crisis, the programme did no more and no less than was promised on the tin,” he said. “The rest is up to us.”Read: Why the world’s saying ‘Ireland is back’>Read: Taxpayers will no longer pick up all of the tab for failed banks> PATRICK HONOHAN, GOVERNOR of the Central Bank of Ireland, has said that the EU-IMF programme of financial support for Ireland, “delivered what it said on the tin”.The governor made his comments in an address to a European Commission conference this morning.He said the bailout programme “provided a safe harbour into which Ireland was able to retreat, in order to clarify its ability and determination to deal with the severe financial problems that had so destructively erupted” in the financial crisis.“The key to the return of marker confidence to the extend that now exists has undoubtedly been rigorous adherence to fiscal goals,” he told the conference.last_img read more

Empire State Building Moving To 100 Wind Power

first_imgThe tallest building in New York City is turning green. Officials for the Empire State building announced that soon all of its power will come from wind energy, provided by Texas-based Green Mountain Energy.The company has signed a two year agreement, which will see Green Mountain providing 55 million kilowatt hours of energy per year. It’s expected that the shift will see carbon dioxide emissions reduced by nearly 100 million pounds annually.“It was a natural fit for us to combine 100 percent clean energy with our nearly completed, ground breaking energy efficiency retrofit work,” Anthony E. Malkin, president of building owner Malkin Holdings, explained. “Clean energy and our nearly 40 percent reduced consumption of watts and BTUs gives us a competitive advantage in attracting the best credit tenants at the best rents.”Via USA Todaylast_img read more

Grow it and eat it

first_imgVasili Kanidiadis is Australia’s most enthusiastic promoter of organic veggies “Nothing tastes better and nothing is better than being able to grow it and cook it yourself,” says iconic gardener TV show presenter and accordion player. He has now compiled a second book, Vasili’s 101 Ways to Grow It and Eat It, which is by his own admission, “jam-packed with tips for the garden that everyone can dig into – as well dig!” “We’re in danger of losing the priceless gardening know-how of our parents and grandparents who provided for their families – and sometimes the neighbourhood – from their veggie plot in the backyard, or, scandalously, in the front yard of migrants from the Mediterranean” adds the affable Vasili. Vasili’s 101 Ways to Grow It and Eat It reveals how easy it is “to grow it and eat it yourself, even if you only have a courtyard or balcony to cultivate.” Vasili’s 101 Ways to Grow It and Eat It  will be launched by George Lekakis, the Chairperson, of the Victorian Multicultural Commission launches on Monday February 22 at Munro Street Garden Centre, Coburg. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Supreme Court will not review Washington tobacco case

first_imgYAKIMA — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request for further review of a Washington tobacco company’s tax appeal.The Yakima Herald reported Wednesday that cigarette manufacturer King Mountain Tobacco must pay $58 million in federal excise taxes.The Supreme Court released its decision without comment June 10, a month after the U.S. Solicitor General opposed the review.A U.S. District Court awarded the government the unpaid federal taxes from the company and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ruling.King Mountain is owned and operated by the Wheeler family, citizens of the Yakama Nation.The Wheelers say the company on tribal land in White Swan, 171 miles southeast of Seattle, is exempted from federal excise taxes by the 1855 Yakama Treaty.last_img read more

Asensio debunks Real Madrid exit claims

first_imgMarco Asensio has revealed he never thought about leaving Real Madrid following his excellent display for Spain in Tuesday’s demolition of Croatia.Asensio looked unstoppable in the match as he scored one and set up four more as Spain condemned World Cup finalists Croatia to the biggest defeat of their history – a 6-0 rout in the Nations League.The young Madrid midfielder was linked to Champions League finalists Liverpool for a permanent move.However, Asensio – who has five years remaining on his contract – told reporters: “I’ve never had the intention to go anywhere.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The 22-year-old has enjoyed successes since joining from Mallorca in 2014.He has won a combined total of eight trophies including the Spanish League title and two Champions League crowns“This is my third season, in this one, I think I have continuity and more prominence, and I’m seeing the performance I’m doing,” Asensio said.Los Blancos will be looking to maintain their winning streak when they visit Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.last_img read more

Woman injured after falling off horse at Ridgefield park

first_imgA 40-year-old woman was hospitalized after falling off a horse Friday afternoon at Whipple Creek Park in Ridgefield, west of the fairgrounds.The incident was reported at 12:57 p.m. at 17202 N.W. 21st Ave., about one-third of a mile down a trail in the 300-acre wooded park, according to Fire District 6 Battalion Chief Todd Iremonger. He described the park as hilly and said the agency sent in its technical rescue team with specialized, all-terrain equipment to get the woman out on a backboard.She was transported by ambulance to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center with injuries that were described as not life-threatening. Her name was not released.last_img read more

WHS SOFTBALL Wildcats Lose Season Opener In Heartbreaking Fashion

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team lost its season opener by a score of 6-5 to Woburn at Town Hall Park on Tuesday, April 10.The loss was a heart-breaker as the Wildcats allowed 3 runs in the top of the seventh. An error and 4 straight hits gave the Tanners the lead and the victory.Wilmington hit the ball hard all game, but unfortunately they were right at the Woburn players.Kayla Bourrell and Ally Moran each had 2 hits in the game. Dana Goulet and Liz Gordon completed a nice double play in the contest.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Lose To Melrose By 1 Run, Storm Back With 12-Run Win Over Greater LowellIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Burlington Routs Wildcats, 9-0In “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Win Season Opener At Woburn, 5-3In “Sports”last_img read more

Shortterm debt funds better placed post CRR move Fund managers

first_imgDebt funds remained attractive for investors despite Reserve Bank of India’s new norms on cash reserve ratio (CRR) as fund managers are of the view that returns will definitely be better in coming days, especially in short-term debt funds category.Apart from short-term gilt funds, long-term gilt funds and liquid funds among others are likely to give better returns and investors could put money in them as market participants see RBI’s move on CRR as a temporary measure.In a recent notification, RBI has asked banks to park all incremental deposits garnered between September 16 and November 11 with it as CRR to suck out huge liquidity. This has resulted in huge outflows from liquid and money market funds.”Things are almost settling down. Investors understand that the move of RBI is a temporary measure to suck out excess liquidity in the system,” Chief Investment Officer of Sundaram Mutual Fund, Dwijendra Srivastava told International Business Times Thursday.He also said this move should not be seen as a negative move on mutual funds as RBI is likely to follow the path of monetary easing going ahead.Post banning of high value currencies, banks have seen surge in deposits to the tune of more than Rs 8 lakh crore as of now. Excess deposits with banks have prompted banks to park their money in liquid funds for better returns.However, new CRR rule of RBI have led to huge outflow of funds as banks pulled out money to comply with the new norm.”This was the surplus money which was never in the system. It was just a momentary inflow. So, fund industry is not likely to be affected due to this move,” Jimmy Patel, Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Mutual Fund told IBT.He also said that investors should park their money in short-term funds as likely fall in bond yields would give better returns in the near-term.As things will take one-two quarters to stabilize, short-term debt funds are better placed to give higher return than any banking instruments like fixed deposits, Patel added.last_img read more

Houston Board Sells Naming Rights To Public Arts School

first_imgFlorian MartinHISDThe Houston school board has voted to accept a $7.5 million gift for an arts school, marking the first time the district has sold naming rights to a public campus.The Houston Chronicle reports the board’s decision Thursday to accept the money and rename the school after the donors is a rarity in elementary and secondary education in the U.S.Officials say the money will go toward rebuilding the school downtown. It will be called the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, named for billionaire couple Rich and Nancy Kinder.Some board members criticized what they described as secretive negotiations and questioned the fairness to other district schools.One member, Jolanda Jones, said the district acted like a “pimp” in selling rights to a school. Sharelast_img read more

Tools to Make Mobile Gadgets More Versatile

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Mobile phones, tablets and notebook computers have become essential tools for entrepreneurs who need to do business from virtually anywhere. Now, you can enhance productivity even more by supplementing these devices with the growing array of mobile accessories. These tools can allow you to accomplish a number of important tasks, from printing or digitizing documents, to making presentations to extending your battery life.Here is a sampling of mobile products that will satisfy common needs of entrepreneurs on the go:Print on the fly.You never know when you’ll need to print out business materials, and you can’t always count on a printing store being nearby. Here are two products that can let you print high-quality documents from your mobile device in a hotel room — or even a cab if you’re really crunched for time:The HP Office Jet 100 Mobile Printer• The HP Office Jet 100 Mobile Printer is small enough to sneak into a large carry-on bag and affordable at less than $300. The inkjet printer uses traditional ink cartridges.• The Brother PocketJet 6 Plus is one of the smallest printers on the market, but it’s a bit more expensive than the competition at about $550. Because it uses thermal printing technology, you must use thermal paper. But it’s comparable to inkjet alternatives in cost per printed page.Related: Five Rules for ‘Bring Your Own Device’ TeamsMake mobile presentations. Business presentations used to require a lot of advance preparation, but now you can buy high-quality projectors that fit in a suit pocket and connect to your mobile device. All you need is a blank wall to display your PowerPoint or Keynote presentation. Here are three options:• The 3M MPro150 pocket-sized projector might be one of the best mobile projectors for the price ($300). It shouldn’t be used in large or bright rooms as it might not be as bright and clear as a larger projector, but it’s a useful alternative for quick, intimate presentations. The built-in data storage allows you to display Microsoft Office files and most image and video formats without a companion device.The Vivitek Qumi Q2 mobile projector• The Vivitek Qumi Q2 isn’t an entry-level product at $500, but it comes with extra features. The 300 lumens that its bulb emits provide a crisp image in moderate light conditions. It also has built-in audio speakers and weighs less than two pounds.• The Dell M110 Ultra Mobile Projector can fit into most luggage bags, contains several output options and provides crisp images, all for about $500.Related: How to Protect Your Business’s Mobile DevicesDigitize documents. Any traveler knows it can be tough to keep track of documents. One solution: portable scanning to digitally back up files or send them to the office for immediate use. Here are a few options for making paper files digital:• The Brother DS Mobile 600 DPI Document Scanner can fit in any laptop bag. This USB-powered scanner sells for $150 or less. One drawback: It needs to be connected to a laptop to work.The Neat Receipts mobile document scanner• Neat Receipts is a smaller, stylish product that that costs $200 and can scan business cards, documents and just about anything else you need digitized.• Smartphone document “scanner” apps are available if you’d rather not carry another device. Created for all major smartphone brands, these apps turn your phone’s camera into an impromptu scanner. The quality of the images aren’t as high as those from a dedicated scanner, but they only cost about $10 and require no extra equipment. Examples include ScanBizCards for scanning business cards and Concur for scanning receipts and other travel and expense documents.• Evernote is an online service that helps manage a variety of documents and synchronizes them across devices. You can take a photo of a document with your phone and then upload it to Evernote. The service will then store the document and recognize the characters on the document — handwritten or otherwise — so you can scan search the document later.Related: Four Sleek Networking and Storage ToolsExtend your battery charge. These mobile power sources can help ensure that your gadgets will be charged when an electric outlet isn’t handy. Just plug your device into one of these products to recharge. Some power supplies use traditional batteries and provide an adapter for your devices. Others have built-in rechargeable batteries.An Energizer portable device charger• Energizer Portable Chargers are a great option when your battery dies and there’s not an electrical outlet in sight. These little packs have internal rechargeable batteries that hold hours of power for a variety of devices. Prices range from $7 to more than $100, depending on the type of portable charger you buy.• The Symtek TF200 Portable Power Pack is a rechargeable DC battery for virtually any device. It provides most laptops with a two- to three-hour charge and smaller devices with more than 50 hours. At $20, it might be too large to carry without at least a small bag or briefcase.By incorporating a few of these devices into your travel routine, you just might save some time and money — in addition to being more productive. 5 min read January 3, 2012 Register Now »last_img read more

59412 million worth Vital Organs Support Systems and Medical Bionics Market

first_imgNon-Invasive Bone Growth StimulatorsInvasive Bone Growth Stimulators Artificial Heart Valves Mechanical Heart ValvesTissue Heart Valves Cochlear ImplantsBone Anchored Hearing SystemsAuditory Brainstem ImplantsUpper limbLower limb Medical BionicsBionic EyeEar Bionics Internal Neurostimulators Vital Organs Support Systems and Medical Bionics Market report focuses on the major Types and Applications for the key players. Vital Organs Support Systems and Medical Bionics Market research report also provides analysis of the market share, segmentation, revenue forecasts and geographic regions of the market.The global Vital Organs Support Systems and Medical Bionics Market size in 2017 is $28,169 million, and is projected to reach $59,412 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 10.9% from 2018 to 2025.An artificial organ is an engineered device or tissue that is implanted or integrated into a human, interfacing with living tissue. Medical bionics, also known as biomedical implants, are artificial addition to the body. These artificial implants mimic the function of the lost or nonfunctional body part.Get sample for this report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3201244?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=shraddha_kThe vital organs support systems and medical bionics market is expected to exhibit significant growth during the forecast period due to rise in geriatric population, scarcity of donor organs, technological advancements in the artificial organ sector, and increase in R&D expenditure. In addition, rise in number of patients suffering from chronic diseases drives the market growth. However, high cost of artificial organs and stringent approval process are projected to impede growth of the vital organs support systems and medical bionics market. On the contrary, application of advanced biomaterials in artificial organs and lucrative opportunities in emerging economies are expected to provide significant prospects for the manufacturers in the industry.The global vital organs support systems and medical bionics market is segmented based on product, end user, and region. Depending on product, the market is categorized into vital organs support systems and medical bionics. The vital organs support systems segment is further divided into artificial heart, artificial kidney, artificial pancreas, artificial urinary bladder, artificial lungs, and artificial liver. The medical bionics segment is subsegmented into bionic eye, ear bionics, orthopedic bionics, cardiac bionics, and neural bionics. Depending on end user, the market is segregated into hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and others. Region wise, it is studied across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERSThis report provides a detailed quantitative analysis of the current market trends and future estimations from 2018 to 2025, which assists to identify the prevailing market opportunities.An in-depth analysis of various regions is anticipated to provide a detailed understanding of the current trends to enable stakeholders to formulate region-specific plans.A comprehensive analysis of the factors that drive and restrain the growth of the global vital organs support systems and medical bionics market is provided.An extensive analysis of various regions provides insights that allow companies to strategically plan their business moves.KEY MARKET SEGMENTSBy ProductArtificial HeartArtificial KidneyArtificial PancreasArtificial Urinary BladderArtificial LungsArtificial Liver Pacemaker Ventricular Assist Device Implantable PacemakerExternal Pacemaker Bionic KneeBionic Feet Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)Right Ventricular Assist Device (RVAD)Biventricular Assist Device (BIVAD) Deep Brain Stimulators (DBS)Sacral Nerve Stimulators (SNS)Vagus Nerve Stimulators (VNS)Spinal Cord Stimulators (SCS)Other Neurostimulators Electrical Bone Growth Stimulators External Neurostimulators (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS))By End UserHospitalsAmbulatory Surgical CentersOthersBy Regiono North AmericaU.S.CanadaMexicoo EuropeGermanyFranceUKItalySpainRest of Europeo Asia-PacificAustraliaJapanIndiaChinaSouth KoreaRest of Asia-Pacifico LAMEABrazilSaudi ArabiaSouth AfricaRest of LAMEAKEY MARKET PLAYERSAbiomed, Inc.Abbott LaboratoriesAsahi Kasei Corporation (Evaheart Medical U.S.A., Inc.)Baxter International Inc.Boston Scientific CorporationCochlear Ltd.Edwards Lifesciences CorporationJarvik Heart, Inc.Medtronic Plc.Össur Americas, Inc.Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.SynCardia Systems LLCThe other players in the value chain include (profiles not included in the report):Getinge ABLivaNova PLCFresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaAHeartware International Inc.BiVACORGet purchase discount @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3201244?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=shraddha_kAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Save Firefox tabs with Set Aside

first_imgSave Firefox tabs with Set Aside by Martin Brinkmann on November 23, 2018 in Firefox – Last Update: November 23, 2018 – 12 commentsHow do you use your web browser? Do you keep tabs open when you close it and reload the session to continue where you left off? Start with a blank page and nothing else? Use bookmarks to save important sites for safekeeping?Depending on how you use the browser, you may be interested in a new extension called Set Aside. Set Aside is a Firefox add-on that saves any tab that is open so that you have a record of all the sites of a saved group. You may then re-open the entire group of tabs or individual sites at a later point in time.The functionality may remind veteran Firefox users of Panorama, a removed feature that could be used to create tab groups and switch between them. Set Aside does not replicate Panorama fully, though.There are three main use cases for using Set Aside: to save a set of tabs for safekeeping, to save memory, or to save all open tabs to start anew without losing information.Set Aside for FirefoxSet Aside is simple to use. Installation is straightforward; a new icon is added to Firefox’s tabbar after installation that you may interact with.A click on the icon moves all open tabs, with a few notable exceptions, to a “set aside” group. Means, all open tabs are closed and moved to a group for safe keeping and future access.Tabs that use internal protocols and some other protocols, e.g. about:, file:, or moz-extension:, are not closed in the process and exempt from the process because there is no option to open them again according to the developer.Any regular tab is added to a group. You manage group in the browser’s sidebar; open it either with a tab on Alt and the selection of View > Sidebar > Tabs you’ve set aside or by using Ctrl-B to open the Bookmarks sidebar and selecting Tabs You’ve Set Aside from the sidebar selection menu.The number of saved tabs, date and time are listed for each group you saved. Set Aside displays a thumbnail image of the first saved tab and the title of the page. A click would load it right away in Firefox; options to browse all saved tabs are provided when you hover over the thumbnail.A click on restore tabs restores all saved tabs at once. Note that Set Aside removes the tab from the group when you open it so that its use is limited when it comes to tab backups. Other extensions, e.g. Session Boss, provide better backup capabilities.Closing WordsSet Aside is a useful extension for Firefox for some browsing scenarios. While it is certainly possible to achieve the same in a different manner, e.g. by using multiple browser windows to separate tabs, Set Aside may be easier to use in some cases and reduces memory usage as well.I would like to see functionality to switch from a thumbnail view to a list view, and keep the saved sites in the group even when they are loaded again in Firefox.Now You: Do you use a “Set Aside” type add-on for Firefox or other browsers?Summary12345 Author Rating3 based on 4 votes Software Name Set AsideSoftware Category BrowserLanding Page https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/set-aside/?src=search Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 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 Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 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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Feature | February 21, 2011 | Dave Fornell Reconstruction Software Improves Quality of Low-Dose CT Scans 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. Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 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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Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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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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. Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Left: standard-dose image at 396 mAs, 140 kVp. Right: SafeCT reconstructed image from the same patient imaged at 198 mAs, 120 kVp. The software offers a similar image with 50 percent less dose. Computed tomography (CT) offers a very important, noninvasive diagnostic tool, but the price of high image quality sometimes comes with a cost of high radiation dose. This is especially true of CT angiography (CTA), which may require imaging several cardiac cycles. CT scans have been a trade-off between good images using higher doses, or lower image quality using lower doses. Advancements in CT imaging processing software have helped improve the image quality from low-dose scans by eliminating noise. This can help lower patient radiation dose by 30-80 percent, according to the manufacturers, without compromising diagnostic image quality. The primary technique uses iterative image reconstruction. Early versions of the software were slow and required much more time to produce a final image than simply using a higher dose. However, advancements have greatly reduced the processing time. High-dose CT scans were brought into the public eye last year with mainstream media attention. With radiology associations and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposing radiation dose monitoring, registries and procedural limits, dose-lowering technology will play an increasingly important role. CT Manufacturers During the 2010 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in December, all the major CT vendors introduced new dose-lowering software or highlighted works-in-progress. Philips introduced its Ingenuity CT, which features the company’s new iDose4 iterative reconstruction software. It is designed to provide equivalent diagnostic image quality at up to 80 percent less dose. It can also improve spatial resolution up to 35 percent with up to 50 percent less dose. The new platform is available as a standalone or as a hybrid molecular imaging system. “In the past, because the combination of great image quality, low dose and fast reconstruction times has been a challenge for the industry, CT scanning has often been about trade-off,” said Gene Saragnese, Philips imaging systems CEO. However, he said the new system allows both low dose and fast image reconstruction. AT RSNA, Siemens previewed its FAST CARE (Fully Assisting Scanner Technologies – Combined Applications to Reduce Exposure) CT application to assist with dose reduction and faster workflow. It automates many operating procedures, suggests parameter settings for image quality and dose reduction, and standardizes processes. FAST CARE will be available on the Somatom Definition AS scanners in March 2011 and on the Somatom Definition Flash scanners in May 2011. Installed Definition family CT scanners can be upgraded to the new platform. Toshiba showed its works-in-progress Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction (AIDR) technology, which iterates noise to increase quality and lower radiation dose by up to 75 percent. The software intuitively improves the image by removing noise until the optimal image is produced. AIDR is pending 510(k) clearance, but will be standard on the Aquilion Premium and Aquilion One. GE Healthcare showcased its ASiR (adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction) low-dose reconstruction technology, which is available on the GE Discovery CT750 HD and LightSpeed VCT. The company says it reduces dose by up to 40-50 percent while maintaining image quality and can be implemented as a cost-effective upgrade for existing LightSpeed VCT systems. The technology can be used on both helical and axial scans to reduce dose and maintain image quality for patients of all ages. ASiR is now installed on more than 600 CT scanners worldwide. GE’s newest low-dose technology is a model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) technology called Veo. It is currently available in Europe and is pending 510(k) clearance in the United States. When compared to previous GE reconstruction methods, Veo’s new modeling techniques deliver resolution gain, lower noise, improved low-contrast detectability and artifact suppression. Third-Party Vendors In January, Medic Vision received FDA clearance to market its add-on SafeCT product in the United States. The software processes and enhances images on a wide variety of CT scanners. SafeCT enables a 50 percent dose reduction in CT scans without compromising image quality and diagnostic information. SafeCT, which is compatible with most major CT platforms and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), can provide low-dose imaging functionality to these scanners. “We are exploring strategic partnerships to facilitate the distribution of our CT dose-reduction system to American clinicians and to promote synergetic collaborations for integrating our system into existing and emerging CT scanner platforms,” said Medic Vision CEO Eyal Aharon. ContextVision offers OEM image processing solutions as an add-on for CT manufacturers. Its GOPView CT image enhancement software operates on a standard CPU. It can reduce image noise while enhancing fine structures and edges at both standard and low-dose images. The company says clinical studies and current installations demonstrate exceptional image quality can be achieved in images with a 30-70 percent lower dose. The GOP algorithm is used by OEMs to enhance fine structures and reduce noise across magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-ray, ultrasound and CT image data. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more last_img read more

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first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Monday, January 9, 2017 Posted by TORONTO — Merit Travel Group has announced that Dirk Baerts has been appointed President, MeritBiz, the corporate travel management (CTM) arm of Canadian-based Merit Travel Group, effective immediately.Baerts will lead the CTM teams and continue to develop its offerings and services across North America. He will also be actively involved in the global expansion of the MeritBiz programs. Prior to joining MeritBiz, Baerts worked for Egencia, Expedia’s corporate travel company, as Managing Director Canada since 2011, following his appointment as Country Manager in Belgium in 2009. He also held various senior management positions at leading technology companies in Europe, Asia and Japan over a 15-year period.Transat has also announced a new appointment: Susan Kooiman, who has been promoted to Senior Business Development Representative. Since joining Transat in 2002, Kooiman has proven herself as an advocate for the agencies in her assigned territory. In her new role, she will focus on developing business opportunities and provide support to select retail partners, including large call centres, home-based travel networks and specialty agencies. She can be reached at susan.kooiman@transat.com.More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”In other Transat news, Heidi Lord will be assuming the territory of Eastern Ontario (Scarborough – Kingston), bringing with her 15 years of sales experience in the industry. She continues to report directly to Dan Prior, Sales Manager, and can be reached at Heidi.lord@transat.com.Transat is currently recruiting for the role of Business Development Representative, Toronto & Northern Ontario.Lastly, Tourism New Zealand has welcomed Stephen England-Hall as its new Chief Executive Officer. England-Hall will assume his new role in April following three years as Chief Executive Officer at Loyalty New Zealand. He also has previous work experience in the United Kingdom and North America as Chief Marketing Officer with Syncapse Corporation and Chief Executive Officer for Razorfish in London. Razorfish is Tourism New Zealand’s global media agency.center_img Tags: Merit Travel Group, New Zealand, People, Transat [PEOPLE] Major appointments announced at Merit Travel Group, Transat & Tourism New Zealand Travelweek Group last_img read more