Canada faces new trade tests from Italy as feds battle challenges on

first_imgOTTAWA – Add Italy to the growing list of Canada’s trade headaches.Italy’s agriculture minister said his country’s new government won’t ratify the Canada-European Union free trade accord, media reports said Thursday. Gian Marco Centinaio, whose government is led by a populist coalition, also insisted he’s heard doubts about the 28-country deal from many of his European colleagues.The development adds to Canada’s collection of trade challenges, which already include deep uncertainty surrounding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, hefty steel and aluminium tariffs imposed recently by the United States and the threat of more to come on automobiles.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, in Washington on Thursday to try to jump start stalled NAFTA negotiations, told reporters she believes Italy will eventually sign on to the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement, or CETA.Freeland noted that Austria was initially reluctant to ratify CETA, but eventually came around.“I’m confident we will have full ratification at the end,” said Freeland, who added she had a “good” conversation about CETA with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte during last weekend’s G7 summit in Quebec.Ninety-eight per cent of CETA came into effect last September on a provisional basis. The deal was settled in 2016 after years of talks, but all E.U. nations must now vote on it independently.NAFTA, however, was the main topic of discussion for Freeland on Thursday during an hour-long meeting with U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer.Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will continue negotiating NAFTA through the summer, although specific dates haven’t been set, she said.“We’re going to make a real push over the summer,” said Freeland, who called the meeting “constructive.”“I think all three countries are clear that meaningful progress has been made to date and we need to keep working hard to get to a deal.”Several Canadian cabinet ministers have been reaching out to their American counterparts this week in an effort to advance NAFTA talks and to persuade the Trump administration to back down from his steel and aluminum tariffs.Lighthizer and Freeland also discussed the tariffs, which have been at the centre of an increasingly ugly dispute between the U.S. and many of its closest allies, including Canada.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called the tariffs “insulting” because they are based on the premise Canada poses a national security risk to the U.S. and has announced dollar-for-dollar retaliatory duties on a wide range of American imports. Trudeau’s push back earned him an unprecedented personal attack from Trump and his emissaries after the G7 summit.The E.U. and other countries have also threatened retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. The Canadian countermeasures are to go into effect July 1.During her meeting with Lighthizer, Freeland said she underlined Canada’s concerns over what she calls the “illegal” national-security consideration.“I was very clear about that. I’m confident that Ambassador Lighthizer heard and understood that,” she said.“The Canadian strategy on the tariffs was, and will continue to be, that we will not escalate and we also will not back down.”Brian Kingston of the Business Council of Canada was encouraged to hear the NAFTA talks could continue this summer. He said staying at the table could lead to progress on smaller issues while the process navigates the upcoming Mexican presidential election and the U.S. congressional midterms, which are both expected to slow things down.“You can kind of clear out that undergrowth, take brackets off texts and get to a point where we’ve just got those big issues and we can make a deal,” said Kingston, the council’s vice-president of international and fiscal policy.On CETA, Kingston said the comments from Italy were “concerning.” But he noted its provisional implementation means the commercial benefits are already being realized and that there’s no set timeline for E.U. states to ratify.Without ratification, however, the agreement’s investment provisions and its investor court system won’t come into force, he said.“Obviously, for certainty reasons, people prefer this to be done relatively quickly,” said Kingston, whose group represents many of Canada’s largest corporations.“Companies always benefit from having investment certainty when they’re entering into a market. So, having those investment provisions would be absolutely beneficial.”International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne visited Italy a few days ago to sell the merits of CETA to the new Italian government, which took power on June 1.On Thursday, Champagne said 12 countries have already ratified the deal and he argued Italy’s exports to Canada are up eight per cent since the provisional agreement came into effect. He called it a “gold standard” deal because it offers protections for the environment and labour rights.Champagne also introduced legislation Thursday in Parliament in support of the controversial 11-nation, Pacific Rim trade pact, which is known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership.Ottawa attracted criticism for the move as groups, including the United Steelworkers and Council of Canadians, warned the CPTPP is a business-friendly deal that will give multinationals the power to sue governments in Canada.“The Liberal government is set to fast-track Canada’s inclusion in the TPP, while most Canadians know little about the impact of this secretly negotiated trade agreement,” United Steelworkers national director Ken Neumann said in a statement.“It will worsen inequality, further erode Canada’s manufacturing and industrial base. It will eliminate more middle-class jobs, increase drug prices and drive down wages, working conditions and environmental standards.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

Alongside political progress Somalia needs action on security – UN envoy

20 March 2008The top United Nations envoy in Somalia, where the new reconciliation strategy of the transitional Government has garnered wide support, today called on the Security Council to promote complementary action on security in the country, long beset by chaos. The top United Nations envoy in Somalia, where the new reconciliation strategy of the transitional Government has garnered wide support, today called on the Security Council to promote complementary action on security in the country, long beset by chaos. “Today we have some progress on the political front with the Government Reconciliation Plan,” Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative to the country, told the 15-member body. “As the two tracks should advance together and reinforce each other, there is a need for similar action on the security front,” he said, adding: “Acting only on one of them is like limping on one leg.” The reconciliation plan, which involves local peacemaking inside the country and talks with the external opposition, has evinced a positive reaction from several Somali groups, including the influential Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia, Mr. Ould-Abdallah said. In addition, he said that the transitional authority of Somalia, which has not had a functional government for 17 years, had become more effective in its composition as well as its return to the country’s capital, Mogadishu, in January. He said that among the security possibilities now being studied, a strong multinational presence should be seriously considered, and more should be done to protect ships carrying humanitarian assistance. He added that, for UN work to be truly credible, it needs to deploy many more international staff in the country, and make sure that there is no impunity for “warlords, extremists and spoilers” who have carried out war crimes against humanity. Most importantly, Somali must be released from being a “prisoner of the past,” because of the violent actions carried out against the international community in the 1990s, and its long-suffering people must have the protection they need. Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmond Mulet also briefed the Council, discussing the work of a fact-finding mission that visited Somalia in January. He said that the security situation in many parts of Somalia, and particularly Mogadishu, remains complex, volatile and unpredictable, describing four possible scenarios that could lead to the deployment of a UN peacekeeping force. In recent months, Somalia has been wracked by violence which has displaced around one million people and has caused some three million others to flee the country as refugees. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says there are up to two million vulnerable people in need of humanitarian aid within Somalia. In addition, aid workers face difficulties and the transport and delivery of crucial items such as food is being impeded by roadblocks, taxes and banditry. read more

CBK says reconciliation will bridge gap

The reconciliation exercise would go a long way in establishing harmony, she said about the recently started process. Having had overcome half-a-dozen attacks on her life, she is much more confident than ever. “I am an atheist; but I believe in my principles, I have never violated basic principles. That has given me a lot of confidence,” she said. Recalling that there was a time when her life was in danger, Ms Kumaratunga said, “My phones were tapped. My house was watched. A lot of people did not have freedom. Things have changed since the new government took charge. The ruling alliance is a unique experiment in Asia as parties with opposing programmes have come together. Members of former extremist groups, who have given up violence, have also joined the system,” she said.Asked whether women were enjoying freedom in the country, Ms. Kumaratunga said: “Certainly. More women are getting into jobs than men. But when it comes to politics, there is no quota. But the new government is going to implement a regulation that at least 25 per cent of the nominees in elections should be women.” Bridging the gulf that divides Tamil and Sinhalese population in Sri Lanka is essential for the wellbeing of the country, former President of Sri Lanka, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, has said.Ms. Kumaratunga, who was on a private visit to Alappuzha in India, told The Hindu that she was involved in the national unity and reconciliation initiative being undertaken by the present government as part of confidence-building measures. “There is a huge gulf between Tamils and Sinhalese. There are schools for all communities and there are also schools of different communities. Many Tamils do not speak Sinhalese and vice-versa. Earlier, English was not encouraged or rather downgraded in the country. Unlike India, there was no link language,” she said. read more

TBPDITL Ep 12 Ohio State and the Brett McMurphy situation

Colin and Wyatt discuss Ohio State’s 26-6 win against Michigan State, its lack of movement in the playoff for the third straight week, the Brett McMurphy article on Trevon Grimes and men’s basketball’s hot start. Also, we talk Shrek quotes, so buckle up.

Stunning moon halo seen in the West Country

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The light from the sun or moon hit the ice crystals, and the refraction caused by that shows a halo.These halos in general are relatively common, but it’s less common to see them form around the moon.This is because the moon has to be in the new moon phase and the visibility has to be good in order for the halo to be seen. A spokesperson for the Met Office said:  “It was particularly good last night because you had the combination of high visibility with the new moon and the high clouds”.Many posted their pictures of the moon halo on social media. Will Belcher, from Wiltshire, described it on Twitter said it was a “pretty decent moon halo”.Dowager Countess Bathurst, from Cirencester, was more generous with her praise, calling the moon halo “stunning”.Halos were used as a previous form of weather forecasting. According to the Met Office, the presence of high “cirrus cloud which contains the ice crystals required for haloes to form often signifies an approaching frontal system; however in many cases the front will be inactive or simply change course from the area – producing no rain.” Pretty decent #moon #halo this evening. “The ring around the Moon is caused by the refraction of Moonlight (which of course is reflected su…— 🌍William Belcher📸 (@willbaroo) April 11, 2017center_img @BBCGlos @elverdave @mikeysmithers nice halo on the banks of the river Severn tonight ideal time to be out— CRAIG SMITH (@TINTINOUT) April 10, 2017 A stunning moon halo was seen on Monday night and photographed by awe-struck viewers.The phenomenon is called a 22-degree halo, and is more commonly seen around the sun.Leighton James, a photographer in Bristol, told the BBC: “It’s something I have never seen before and thought it looked quite amazing.”A 22-degree halo forms when there are high cirrus clouds passing slowly across the sky. Stunning halo around the moon tonight..— Countess Bathurst (@CotswoldLadyB) April 10, 2017last_img read more

Micromine aids geologists through economic downturn by improving their skills base

first_imgMicromine UK has committed to hosting a series of MICROMINE Introduction Courses, aimed at geologists who are currently unemployed or working minimal hours. In educating geologists about Micromine’s premier mine design solution, MICROMINE, the course aims to increase attendees’ employment prospects. The initiative was developed in response to the economic downturn, which has resulted in significantly fewer employment opportunities within the geological industry.The MICROMINE Introduction Course is the only course of its kind, and has been endorsed by the Geological Society of London, the United Kingdom’s recognised professional body for geoscientists. James Hogg, UK Technical manager, commented “The course has been applauded by industry members as a necessary offering. Not surprisingly, participants perceive the course as a personal investment in their career”.Hogg continues “An employee’s software knowledge is a valuable asset and almost always considered when seeking employment. Mining companies look favourably on candidates with both a broad knowledge base and existing software skills”. The aim of the course is to familiarise participants with MICROMINE, one of the most commonly used 3D modelling software programs in the industry. The intention is to increase their knowledge base and skill set, making them a more valued prospect to future employers.Hugh Stuart, Vice President Exploration at Redback Mining, commented “Software training is necessary for young geologists entering the workforce. Redback is an extensive user of Micromine’s products and services and commends Micromine for introducing attendees to MICROMINE and providing a positive start to their careers”. The course is comprised of two modules which run as separate courses; Introduction to MICROMINE and Exploration. The course was held twice in 2009, with the next one scheduled for 6-7 July, 2010. Each course has reached maximum capacity and included attendees from as far as France and Albania. It is available to geologists who are currently unemployed or working minimal hours for a nominal fee which covers the cost of the course.last_img read more

Transoft successfully completes OpenVMS migration for lignite miner MIBRAG

first_imgMIBRAG chose Transoft to assist in migrating its OpenVMS applications to a Windows operating system. MIBRAG, one of the largest brown coal producers in Germany, was running critical mining, modelling and data processing systems on an ageing HP OpenVMS Alpha server hardware. The applications were written in Fortran using the Rdb database and DCL scripting language, and supported the production processes and the accounting functions of the open-pit mining operations. Transoft migrated the applications to an open and flexible Microsoft Windows Server environment using Oracle 11g to replace the Rdb database.Transoft used the Open Libr8 and Open DCL products to support the OpenVMS system. Transoft used their Legacy Liberator toolset for OpenVMS, automating the majority of the migration process, reducing the delivery time, minimising the cost yet ensuring the quality of the migration.Transoft’s Sales and Marketing Director, Ed Jones, commented: “We were delighted to have been chosen for this significant project and it further consolidates Transoft’s position as the premier OpenVMS migration company. More and more companies with mature mission-critical applications on older platforms view migration as the most cost-effective and least risk replacement option.”Rainer Waldbauer, CIO of MIBRAG, explained the decision to use Transoft. “We chose Transoft for this complex and demanding migration as it had both the technical expertise to convert our OpenVMS applications to Windows and also its well-established migration methodology. They delivered on time and on budget.”By taking advantage of Transoft’s expertise, MIBRAG will be able to reduce its operating cost while achieving greater reliability and flexibility for the future.Transoft is a solution provider that enables clients with existing systems to traverse the technology timeline and make their applications relevant in today’s business environment. Mitteldeutsche Braunkohlengesellschaft mbH (MIBRAG) is one of the largest brown coal producers in Germany, mining up to 20 Mt/y of lignite.last_img read more

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US Secretary of Labor Touts Apprenticeships for Broad Economic Prosperity U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez. (Photo by Roberto Alejandro)The American economy continues to improve while too few reap the benefits, requiring more pathways into the middle-class, said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez. He shared these thoughts while speaking at a Greater Baltimore Committee breakfast March 16.According to Perez, the U.S. has seen 60 consecutive months of private sector job growth with about 12 million jobs created during that period, and is currently experiencing the lowest unemployment rate since the spring of 2008. There are, he said, 5 million jobs open and awaiting someone to fill them.“We clearly have a wind at our back,” said Perez, “but I’ll be the first to say, and the president will be the first to say, that this is not the time to spike the football because we all know that there are a lot of people who haven’t been lifted by this rising tide.”Perez noted that the Wall Street bonus pool in 2014 was roughly twice the total earnings of all full-time minimum wage workers in the country. He added that it is time for the country to invest in its human capital infrastructure by building a skills super highway whose destination would be middle-class jobs.In order to build the skilled workforce Perez referred to, multiple pathways beyond our reliance on four-year college degrees are needed. Among those pathways, said Perez, should be trade apprenticeships. “We need to redouble our efforts in the apprenticeship context, because I have seen in my travels across not only the country, but the world, that apprenticeship is a proven route to the middle-class,” said Perez. He noted that the youth unemployment rate in Germany is less than half that of the U.S. A big reason for this, he said, is German teenagers can sign onto apprenticeships around age 15 or 16, apprenticeships enjoy the same stature as college degrees.Apprenticeships have been devalued in the U.S., according to Perez, who referred to apprenticeships as “the other college, except without the debt.”The secretary’s comments come at a time when Del. Cory McCray (D-Baltimore City) has been pushing for legislation in General Assembly to require contractors to pay the full cost of apprenticeship programs for those apprentices under their employ. McCray says that efforts like the one contained in his bill – House Bill 370 – are essential to rebuilding the middle-class that was once the backbone of Baltimore City. “[Apprenticeship] is how you can still make $60, $70, $80,000 with a high school diploma, with a driver’s license, with one year of algebra, with being 18 years of age, and this is how our city and our state was built,” said McCray.McCray was grateful Perez added his voice to the issue of apprenticeships and how this pathway can help expand the middle-class. Too often, McCray said, conversations about alternative paths to economic prosperity are confined only to those segments of the population who might benefit directly from programs such as apprenticeships, segments whose voices seldom have the impact of the Secretary of Labor.“There [aren’t] enough people, there [aren’t] enough voices talking about opportunities for our young men, our young women, in our neighborhoods and how it can be doubled down, just like Secretary Perez said, rebuilding the middle-class in reference to apprenticeship opportunities.”last_img read more

Ramnits heist bags 45000 Facebook passwords

first_img Computer experts warn of Bin Laden malware scams Citation: Ramnit’s heist bags 45,000 Facebook passwords (2012, January 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Ramnit’s command and control center is visible and accessible, and the security experts were able to determine the precise number of Facebook victims, which consisted of 69 percent from the UK, 27 percent from France and 4 percent from other countries.When Ramnit first started causing mischief in 2010 it was considered as a low-level threat, comments assessment has changed. Ramnit’s operators were able to graduate from an older generation of techniques to infect files to morph it into something more powerful, adding Zeus source code to the mix. Trusteer, another security company, warned that the worm had acquired the ability to inject HTML code into a web browser.A worm is a type of malware that secretly integrates itself into program or data files, and infects more files each time the host program is run. Ramnit can infect Windows executable files, HTML files and other file types.Ramnit’s subsequent target was finance, bypassing two-factor authentication and transaction signing systems. In gaining remote access to financial institutions, Ramnit was able to compromise online banking sessions and was able to penetrate corporate networks. Even before the latest Facebook heist, Seculert, using a sinkhole security tool, counted 800,000 machines as infected with Ramnit from September to the end of December 2011.Ramnit’s presence is not immediately obvious. The worrisome nature of Ramnit is compounded by the fact, say experts, that users tend to use the same password for a number of web-based services, which may include not only Facebook but their mail, a VPN, and others..Blogger reactions to the news have ranged from “Change your passwords, and often!” to “Don’t click any links, never, no matter from who or how interesting!” Considering the very definition of social networks and why they are used, that kind of advice may be timely but curiously counter to the whole point. Suspecting friends and relatives of having virus-choked messages and afraid to share links for fear of infection run counter to the reason why users sign on to social networks. Behavioral trends and countertrends will get interesting too.Another troubling sign of the times is what cybercriminals now see as choice game. E-mail worms are so Yesterday, say computer security experts.Malware writers are replacing old-school worms transmitted via email with their malware now targeted for social-networks. ( — Ramnit, the bank-thieving worm, is at it again, this time scoffing up Facebook accounts. The latest oh-look-another-threat is one that security watchers say could get ugly. Ramnit has grown up since it was first discovered as a virus in the wild in 2010. Security company Seculert has posted a January 5 blog saying that Ramnit has stolen 45,000 Facebook login credentials. The accounts are mostly in the UK and France. The security firm, which has been tracking Ramnit, discovered the stolen Facebook cache in its Seculert labs. Seculert in turn passed on to Facebook the stolen credentials that it found on Ramnit servers. © 2011 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further More information: Number of Ramnit Infected Machines Between September 2011 and December 2011. Image: Seculert.last_img read more

New binary system showcasing beaming effect found by astronomers

first_imgPhase folded light curve and the best fitting transit model of EPIC 219654213. Gray points are the measurements, black circles the binned data. The continuous line represents the best fitted model. Residuals to the fit are shown in the lower panel. Credit: Eigmuller et al., 2018. © 2018 Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: New binary system showcasing beaming effect found by astronomers (2018, September 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from An international team of astronomers has discovered a new eclipsing binary system composed of an M-dwarf orbiting a main sequence star. The transiting dwarf star exhibits the so-called relativistic beaming effect. The finding is reported in a paper published August 20 on the arXiv pre-print repository.center_img Journal information: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Astronomers detect a doubly eclipsing quadruple star system The relativistic beaming effect, also known as Doppler boosting, is the process by which relativistic effects modify the apparent luminosity of emitting matter that is moving at speeds close to the speed of light. The process is caused by the reflex motion of the stars introducing photometric flux variations due to the Doppler effect.Measurements of the beaming effect are important for astronomers studying binary systems, as they allow independent estimate of the radial velocity of secondary components. This could be crucial in disclosing physical parameters and the nature of such systems.Now, using data from NASA Kepler spacecraft’s prolonged mission known as K2, a group of researchers led by Philipp Eigmuller of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has studied the star EPIC 219654213, which was initially identified as a potential host for a planetary system.However, K2 data complemented by follow-up spectroscopic observations with ground based observatories, including Keck telescope, Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) and McDonald Observatory, indicate that EPIC 219654213 is a binary star. The observational campaign allowed also the scientists to determine fundamental parameters of the newly found system.”In this paper, we present the detailed characterization of a DEB [detached eclipsing binary] formed by a main sequence star and an M dwarf companion with precise K2 photometry and ground-based radial velocity follow-up,” the astronomers wrote in the paper.The primary component of the system is a slightly evolved main sequence star of spectral type F7V. The star, about 4.1 billion years old, has a radius of approximately 1.52 solar radii and a mass similar to that of our sun.The companion is a dwarf star of spectral type M5V. It is about five times smaller and less massive than the sun. The dwarf is on a nearly circular orbit around the primary star, orbiting it every 5.44 days. The components of the system are separated by approximately 0.065 AU.The authors of the study also provided the details about the beaming effect observed in the system, focusing on its amplitude.”The results show a change in the amplitude of the beaming effect of 35ppm, which account for 50 percent of the observed discrepancy between expected and observed beaming effect,” the paper reads.In concluding remarks, the researchers noted that EPIC 219654213 should be further investigated using exoplanet-hunting missions such as NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and ESA’s PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO). More observations of this system may confirm if its smaller component is indeed an M dwarf or a brown dwarf or, what is also possible, a highly inflated “hot Jupiter” exoplanet. More information: A transiting M-dwarf showing beaming effect in the field of Ruprecht 147, arXiv:1808.06325 [astro-ph.SR] Eigmüller et al. A transiting M-dwarf showing beaming effect in the field of Ruprecht 147, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2018). DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty2155AbstractWe report the discovery and characterization of an eclipsing M5V dwarf star, orbiting a slightly evolved F7V main sequence star. In contrast to previous claims in the literature, we confirm that the system does not belong to the galactic open cluster Ruprecht 147. We determine its fundamental parameters combining K2 time-series data with spectroscopic observations from the McDonald Observatory, FIES@NOT, and HIRES@KECK. The very precise photometric data from the K2 mission allows us to measure variations caused by the beaming effect (relativistic doppler boosting), ellipsoidal variation, reflection, and the secondary eclipse. We determined the radial velocity using spectroscopic observations and compare it to the radial velocity determined from the beaming effect observed in the photometric data. The M5V star has a radius of 0.200+0.007−0.008 R⊙ and a mass of 0.187+0.012−0.013 M⊙. The primary star has radius of 1.518+0.038−0.049 R⊙ and a mass of 1.008+0.081−0.097 M⊙. The orbital period is 5.441995±0.000007 days. The system is one of the few eclipsing systems with observed beaming effect and spectroscopic radial velocity measurements and it can be used as test case for the modelling of the beaming effect. Current and forthcoming space missions such as TESS and PLATO might benefit of the analysis of the beaming effect to estimate the mass of transiting companions without the need for radial velocity follow up observations, provided that the systematic sources of noise affecting this method are well understood.last_img read more

Draft Rules on Commercial Drones Keep Some Limits on Use

first_img This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now The U.S. aviation regulator proposed rules on Sunday for commercial drone flights that would lift some restrictions but would still bar activities such as the delivery of packages and inspection of pipelines that have been eyed by companies as a potentially breakthrough use of the technology.The long-awaited draft rules from the Federal Aviation Administration would require unmanned aircraft pilots to obtain special pilot certificates, stay away from bystanders and fly only during the day. They limit flying speed to 100 miles per hour (160 kph) and the altitude to 500 feet (152 meters) above ground level.The rules also say pilots must remain in the line of sight of its radio-control pilot, which could limit inspection of pipelines, crops, and electrical towers that are one of the major uses envisioned by companies.The FAA acknowledged the limitation but said those flights could be made possible with a secondary spotter working with the pilot of the drone.”This rule does not deal with beyond line of sight, but does allow for the use of a visual observer to augment line of sight by the operator of the unmanned aircraft,” FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said in a conference call with reporters on Sunday.The draft rules, nearly 10 years in the making, still must undergo public comment and revision before becoming final, a process expected to take at least a year.If they survive in their current form, they would be unlikely to help in its quest to eventually deliver packages with unmanned drones, since they require an FAA-certified small drone pilot to fly the aircraft and keep it in line of sight at all times – factors not envisioned in the online retailer’s plan.Huerta also said, “We don’t consider or contemplate in this rule carrying packages outside of the aircraft itself.”Amazon’s vice president of global public policy, Paul Misener, said the proposal would bar the company’s delivery drones in the United States. Misener also urged the FAA to address the needs of Amazon and its customers as it carried out its formal rulemaking process.”We are committed to realizing our vision … and are prepared to deploy where we have the regulatory support we need,” Misener said in an emailed statement.Other countries have taken a more permissive stance towards delivery drones. In September, logistics firm DHL said its use of drones to drop off packages to residents of a German island was the first such authorized flight in Europe.”The United States cannot afford to lag behind other countries in technological innovation because of regulatory foot-dragging,” U.S. Senator Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, said in an emailed statement.Rules Expected to EvolveHuerta, who said the agency had tried to be “flexible” in writing the rules, said they set a framework and would evolve based on discussions with industry and technology developments.The rules continue current restrictions against filming of crowds by news organizations, but Huerta said he expected those procedures to be developed as part of discussions with news groups.Separately, President Barack Obama issued a memo outlining principles for government use of drones, covering such issues as privacy protections and oversight of federal drone use.The FAA’s draft rules appeared less onerous in some aspects than the industry had been worried about. There had been concern, for example, that they would require drone operators to attend a flight-training school and obtain a certification similar to that of a manned aircraft pilot.Commercial drone operators would need to be at least 17 years old, pass an aeronautical knowledge test and be vetted by the Transportation Security Administration. But they would not need to undergo the medical tests or flight hours required of manned aircraft pilots.”I am very pleased to see a much more reasonable approach to future regulation than many feared,” said Brendan Schulman, a lawyer who works on drone issues at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel in New York.The proposal would benefit U.S. farmers and ranchers as it would enable them to scout fields more efficiently, said R.J. Karney, director of Congressional relations at the American Farm Bureau Federation.The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), also praised the draft. The group’s president, Brian Wynne, called it a “good first step in an evolutionary process.”But privacy advocates were concerned there were not enough limits on when law enforcement agencies would be permitted to use drones for surveillance.The proposal “allows the use of data gathered by domestic drones for any ‘authorized purpose’, which is not defined, leaving the door open to inappropriate drone use by federal agencies,” said Neema Singh Guliani, legislative counsel at the Washington legislative office of the American Civil Liberties Union, in an emailed statement. (Additional reporting by Lucia Mutikani and Susan Cornwell in Washington and Peter Rudegeair in New York; Editing by Mark Heinrich, Nick Zieminski and Frances Kerry) This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 5 min read February 16, 2015 Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… 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 cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Related Content News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more 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. 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REMEDIAL II is an Italian trial of the company’s RenalGuard device.Results showed RenalGuard is superior to current methods at preventing contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) and in-hospital dialysis in high-risk patients undergoing computed tomography (CT) and angiography imaging procedures. All patients also received injections of iodine-based contrast agents.Investigators discovered patients treated with RenalGuard and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) developed CIN, a serious and potentially fatal condition, at a much lower rate than patients in the control group. The second group was treated with an infusion of sodium bicarbonate and NAC. Sodium bicarbonate plus NAC remains the current standard-of-care for the prevention of CIN in many healthcare institutions worldwide.The results provided strong scientific data that RenalGuard therapy is superior to sodium bicarbonate and N-acetylcysteine in preventing contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) in high-risk patients.Carlo Briguori, M.D., Ph.D., chief of laboratory of interventional cardiology, Clinica Mediterranea, Naples, Italy, reported on data from 294 patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). All patients also underwent elective catheterization procedures for diagnostic imaging.The primary endpoint for the study used a definition of CIN as a rise in serum creatinine (SCr) of 0.3 mg/dl over the patient’s baseline reading. The RenalGuard group had a CIN incidence rate 46 percent lower than the control group using this definition of CIN. He also reported on a number of secondary endpoints. There was a 60 percent reduction in CIN in the RenalGuard group compared to the control group when defining CIN as a 0.5 mg/dl absolute rise in SCr. There was an 80 percent reduction of CIN in the RenalGuard-treated group over the control group when defining CIN as a 25 percent rise over baseline SCr.The development of CIN has been found to lead to a range of serious and potentially deadly outcomes in patients who already have compromised kidney function. Notably the trial also found RenalGuard therapy significantly reduced the need for in-hospital dialysis in high-risk patients. In the control group, seven (or 4.8 percent) of these patients required some level of dialysis. Only one patient (0.7 percent), or 85 percent fewer, in the RenalGuard-treated group required dialysis.The Circulation article can be accessed at the following link: more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. 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Etihad reports strongest annual financial results to date

first_imgEtihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced its strongest annual financial results to date, with a net profit of US$ 103 million on total revenues of US$ 9.02 billion.The performance, which marked the airline’s fifth consecutive year of net profitability, also saw earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of US$ 259 million, and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation and rentals (EBITDAR) of US$ 1.4 billion, representing 16 per cent of total revenues.James Hogan, Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our mandate is to build a sustainably profitable airline. A fifth year of net profits, with our best annual financial performance to date, shows that we are delivering against that goal.“Our profitability clearly demonstrates the success of our business strategy, based on organic growth boosted by our partnerships. As well as operating profitability, we are building enterprise value across the airline and its many additional business streams.”Etihad Airways’ financial statements are audited by Deloitte and are in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).Strong operational performance saw improved load factor, as passenger volumes outpaced capacity increasesEtihad Airways carried a total of 17.6 million passengers in 2015, an increase of 18.9 per cent year-on-year. The growth in passenger volume continued to exceed Etihad Airways’ capacity increase and outperformed regional market growth, which has seen a decline in load factors since mid-2014.*[1] Revenue Passenger Kilometres(RPKs), which measure passenger journeys, increased 21.3 per cent to 83.2 billion, while Available Seat Kilometres(ASKs), which represent capacity, grew by 21.0 per cent to 104.8 billion.In total, the airline operated 97,400 flights covering 467 million kilometres. The average network-wide seat load factor was 79.4 per cent for 2015, compared with 79.2 per cent in 2014.Six new destinations were added to Etihad Airways’ global network – Kolkata, Madrid, Hong Kong, Entebbe, Edinburgh and Dar es Salaam – and capacity increased on 16 existing routes with bigger aircraft, more frequency and improved seat occupancy.Etihad Airways’ fleet increased by 11 aircraft to a total of 121 at year end.  With an average age of 5.8 years, Etihad Airways’ fleet is one of the youngest and most environmentally friendly in the industry. The additions included four A380-800 and four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, while further leased capacity was also added.The A380 was rolled out on the Sydney and New York routes, and inducted on a second daily flight to London Heathrow, while the 787 began commercial operations between Abu Dhabi and Zurich, Brisbane, Washington DC and Singapore.Partnership strategy delivered five million passengers and $1.4 billion in direct revenues, as well as significant cost synergiesEtihad Airways’ partnership strategy, based on almost 50 codeshare agreements and its strategic minority investments in selected airlines, remained a key driver of its growth in 2015.A new codeshare agreement was introduced in 2015 with Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), while Etihad Airways’ existing codeshares with Air Serbia, American Airlines, flynas, Jet Airways, Korean Air, NIKI and S7 Airlines were significantly expanded. As a result, Etihad Airways now offers a combined passenger and cargo network of nearly 600 destinations through its 197 interline and 49 codeshare partnerships.Etihad Regional was the latest addition to Etihad Airways’ equity partner network, which also includes airberlin, Air Seychelles, Jet Airways, Air Serbia, Alitalia and Virgin Australia. Etihad Airways’ stake in the latter increased to 25.1 per cent in 2015. Combined, the equity partners comprise the seventh largest global grouping of airlines, together flying more than 100 million guests worldwide.The strategy has contributed to a large increase in sales across Etihad Airways’ global network, delivering revenues of US$ 1.4 billion – an increase of 22.1 per cent on 2014 figures – and more than five million passengers onto Etihad Airways’ flights. In addition, the airline and its equity partners have been able to identify and develop significant business synergies and cost savings.Mr Hogan said the airline’s return on its equity investments into the seven airlines was many times more than the money it had spent.“For an investment smaller than the cost of three new aircraft, we have been able to build our global network, attract five million new customers and $1.4 billion of revenues, and share massive cost synergies. That’s smart business,” Mr Hogan said.“This is a two-pronged approach.  From a strategic level, we are looking for the equity partners to bring network connectivity, generate additional revenues and create economies of scale.  All our partners are delivering on this level.“Each partner then has a P&L goal, which is the responsibility of its own management and Boards of Directors.  Many of these, such as Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Jet Airways and Virgin Australia, are now delivering on this level too.“Even with an investment such as airberlin, where it has taken longer than expected for the airline to reach sustainable profitability, we are seeing incredibly strong returns directly into our business, far in excess of our original expectations.“We have already received more than US$ 500 million in direct revenues to Etihad Airways and airberlin today delivers more than US$ 150 million a year in direct revenues, as well as wide-ranging cost synergies which have already reached more than US$ 100 million.  In addition, the airberlin relationship is delivering a contribution of more than US$ 630 million a year to the Abu Dhabi economy.  This is why we remain committed to the restructuring of that business as it moves forward.”Global financial community continued to recognize success of Etihad Airways’ strategyDuring the year, Etihad Airways was instrumental in securing a US$ 700 million financing transaction to fund expansion for the airline, its subsidiary Etihad Airport Services and five of its seven airline equity partners within Etihad Airways Partners (EAP).Mr Hogan added: “This ground-breaking transaction was the first of its kind in the airline industry, and its success highlights the high level of confidence and support from institutional investors for our unique business strategy.  It was a vote of confidence not just in Etihad Airways but in our partners too.”In 2015, Etihad Airways was assigned the rating of ‘A’ with a Stable Outlook, by Fitch Ratings.  Fitch Ratings, one of the world’s largest credit ratings agencies, issued the Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) following a detailed independent analysis of Etihad Airways’ business, its commercial performance and its equity alliance strategy. 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first_imgTOURISM arrivals by the end of July, which reached 1,450,427, were the highest since 2002 and the third best on record after 2000 and 2001, Cyprus Tourism Organisation chairman Angelos Loizou said on Thursday.The number of tourists visiting Cyprus in July itself rose to 414,527 which was 8.5 per cent more than in the same month last year, was also record in the history of the island’s tourism, Loizou said.During the month arrivals from the UK, Cyprus’ largest source of visitors numbered 155,813. Arrivals from Greece, Germany and Israel rose 47 per cent, 56 per cent and 65 per cent respectively to 15,780, 9,856 and 17,015 compared to the same month a year ago.The number of incoming tourists from Russia, Cyprus’ second largest source of tourism, fell 18 per cent in July to 96,085 compared to a year before, while the number of Swedes visiting Cyprus dropped 1.5 per cent to 17,181, Cystat said.Between January and July, overall arrivals rose 6.5 per cent to 1,450,427 compared to the respective period of 2014.“This is due to many different factors such as the rate of the euro to the [sterling] pound, which has favoured the British market, the launch of new flights to Cyprus to improve the accessibility, and the close cooperation between all stakeholders, and employees in the tourism industry,” said Loizou.Regional problems that have affected Cyprus’ competitors had also helped to boost the island’s tourism and could still continue to do so, not just next year but even by October this year, he added.Commenting on the statistical service’s figures Loizou said the increase in arrivals of 28,661 in July over the same month in 2014, “more than offset” a reduction of 20,497 arrivals from the Russian market, he said.The increase in arrivals of 6.5 per cent during the first seven months which reached 1,450,427 in 2015 compared to 1,361,794 in 2014 in 2014 was due to a hike of 16.5 per cent from UK, Germany 28.6 per cent, Israel (53.7 per cent, Greece 44.5 per cent, France 36.7 per cent and the Netherlands 38 per cent.Overall, Russian arrivals fell 19.8 per cent in the first seven months with 298,568 arrivals compared with 372,454 in the first seven months of 2014.But Loizou urged the industry not to become complacent. “It is imperative the cooperation between all stakeholders should continue mainly to curb seasonality and maintain and improve further tourism’s performance which has a direct impact on the economic indices and positively affects the efforts to return to economic growth and economic progress,” he said.According to a survey published yesterday by John Lewis Foreign Currency, Cyprus and Slovenia offer the best value holidays within the eurozone for Britons, though Turkey was on top, followed by Australia, Mexico and Japan, then Cyprus, as the pound sterling increased in value by 7 per cent over the past six months.Meanwhile fewer residents of Cyprus travelled abroad in July, according to the statistical service.On the basis of the results of the Passengers Survey, 115,105 residents of Cyprus returned from a trip abroad in July compared to 129,602 in the corresponding month last year, recording a decrease of 11.2 per cent.Furthermore, in July there was a decrease of 4.8 per cent in trips to Greece and a 47.7 per cent decrease in trips by Cyprus residents to the UK.You May LikeIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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