New and deeper jobs recession looms UN report warns

31 October 2011A United Nations report issued today warns that the cooling global economy risks pushing the world into a double-dip jobs recession and triggering an outbreak of social strife unless governments take urgent action to stimulate employment growth. A United Nations report issued today warns that the cooling global economy risks pushing the world into a double-dip jobs recession and triggering an outbreak of social strife unless governments take urgent action to stimulate employment growth. In what it calls a “grim analysis” of the future of global employment, the International Labour Organization (ILO) also notes that while private enterprises are in an even weaker position to retain employees since the start of the financial crisis, austerity measures implemented by governments have contributed to the growing numbers of unemployed. “We have reached the moment of truth,” said Raymond Torres, Director of the ILO’s International Institute for Labour Studies, which issued the report. “We have a brief window of opportunity to avoid a major double-dip in employment.” According to World of Work Report 2011: Making markets work for jobs, 80 million jobs need to be created over the next two years for global employment to return to pre-crisis levels. Yet the report points out that at the current rate, it would take at least five years for employment in developed countries to return to pre-crisis levels – one year longer than projected in last year’s report.In a new addition, the annual study features a ‘social unrest’ index highlighting global levels of discontent related to perceived economic inequality. Marking an uptick in popular anger in advanced economies such as those of the European Union, the report warns of a “significant aggravation of social unrest” in over 45 of the 118 countries surveyed. “As the recovery derails, social discontent is now becoming more widespread,” the report’s authors warn, noting public dissatisfaction is also simmering in the Middle East and North Africa and, albeit to a much lesser extent, Asia.The report’s authors, however, offer a glimmer of hope. Calling on governments to resist cuts in social programmes, they note that an increase in active labour market spending by half a per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) would increase employment by between 0.4 per cent and 0.8 per cent, depending on the country. The study’s release comes on the eve of the summit later this week of the leaders of the G-20, the world’s largest economies, where participants – who will include Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – are set to address social and economic issues related to the worsening global downturn. read more

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New panel to focus on coastal fisheries in southwest Indian Ocean –

With studies showing that fish stocks in the south-west Indian Ocean are either fully exploited, overfished or recovering slowly from uncontrolled fishing pressure, the United Nations agricultural agency today announced the establishment of a new panel to promote responsible fishing in that region.The South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission (SWIOFC) will function as an advisory body to promote the sustainable development and utilization of coastal fishery resources off the shores of East Africa and several island States of the region, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). A parallel agreement on regional cooperation on high-seas fishing of non-tuna resources is also being negotiated.FAO studies show that in the entire West Indian Ocean – the larger region encompassing the zone where SWIOFC will operate – 75 per cent of fishery resources are currently being fished at their maximum biological productivity. The other 25 per cent are over-exploited and require better management.Both coastal and offshore fisheries are at stake, FAO says. The fish resources of the coastal waters of the south-western Indian Ocean constitute a major source of animal protein for many near-shore communities. At the same time, exports of fishery products represent a vital source of exchangeable earnings. Madagascar and Mozambique, for example, have important shrimp fisheries, as do Tanzania and Kenya to a lesser extent.The new Commission, which will also promote responsible management and regional cooperation on fisheries policy, is made up of 14 members from coastal States whose territories are situated wholly or partly within the SWIOFC area. Other countries may participate as observers. At its first meeting, held last month in Mombasa, Kenya, the SWIOFC agreed to establish a scientific committee to focus on fisheries data collection.Breaking that down to get an accurate picture of the state of stocks in the south-western Indian Ocean is difficult, since data collection there is weak or non-existent. FAO statistical reviews show that as much as a third of catches are not identified by species, making analysis of the status of stocks – and, by extension, responsible management – difficult.“These data gaps are why it’s important to have a body like SWIOFC to help improve data monitoring and collection,” says Jean Francois Pulvenis de Séligny, Director of FAO’s Fishery Policy and Planning Division, adding that a strong and sustained commitment by the commission’s members is necessary to ensure it will meet its goals. read more

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UN remains best device for achieving key goals of international relations –

In a speech to the Truman Presidential Museum and Library in Independence, Missouri, his last to an American audience before he steps down on 31 December, Mr. Annan outlined the main lessons he has learned in his decade at the helm of the world body.The Secretary-General also offered a challenge to the current and future leaders of the US to live up to the example set by former President Harry Truman, one of the founders of the UN, and to follow his credo that great States have a responsibility to serve and not dominate the peoples of the world.“More than ever today Americans, like the rest of humanity, need a functioning global system through which the world’s peoples can face global challenges together,” he said. “And in order to function, the system still cries out for far-sighted American leadership in the Truman tradition.”When the US remains aloof from global institutions, they cannot accomplish much, he said. But when the country is fully engaged, “the sky’s the limit.”Mr. Annan said the first lesson he learned was that “the security of every one of us is linked to that of everyone else,” adding that is especially true today in an era when threats such as terrorism or avian flu “can be carried across oceans, let alone national borders, in a matter of hours.”He stressed that this includes the shared “responsibility to protect” – a principle enshrined at last year’s World Summit – civilian populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.A second lesson is that “we are also, in some measure, responsible for each other’s welfare,” pointing towards the importance of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the set of eight targets for ameliorating social and economic ills, all by 2015.“It is not realistic to think that some people can go on deriving great benefits from globalization while billions of their fellow human beings are left in abject poverty, or even thrown into it.”Another lesson, Mr. Annan added, is that security and development ultimately depend on respect for human rights and the rule of law.The US has “historically been in the vanguard of the global human rights movement. But that lead can only be maintained if America remains true to its principles, including in the struggle against terrorism. When it appears to abandon its own ideals and objectives, its friends abroad are naturally troubled and confused.”Turning to the fourth lesson, Mr. Annan said “governments must be accountable for their actions in the international arena, as well as in the domestic one.”He argued that the current system is highly skewed so that poor and weak States are easily held to account because they depend on foreign assistance, while large and powerful States “whose actions have the greatest impact on others, can be constrained only by their own people, working through their domestic institutions.”The fifth lesson, the Secretary-General concluded, follows automatically from the other four: “We can only do all these things by working together through a multilateral system, and by making the best possible use of the unique instrument bequeathed to us by Harry Truman and his contemporaries, namely the United Nations.” read more

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Canadian dollar rises gold prices partially claw back steep losses

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian dollar rises, gold prices partially claw back steep losses by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 16, 2013 8:40 am MDT TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed higher Tuesday after tumbling more than a U.S. cent in the wake of steep drops in commodity prices amid weaker than expected growth in China.The loonie gained 0.47 of a cent to 97.99 cents US. Performance was helped along after Statistics Canada said manufacturing sales rose 2.6 per cent to just under $50 billion in February. It was the largest increase since July 2011.Other data out during the morning from the International Monetary Fund said that Canada’s economy will likely slow to about 1.5 per cent this year from 1.8 per cent last year, before picking up to 2.4 per cent in 2014.The global lending organization has also cut its forecast for global growth to 3.3 per cent this year, down from its forecast in January of 3.5 per cent.Losses were triggered on financial markets Monday after data showed that growth in the world’s second-largest economy slowed to 7.7 per cent in the first quarter from 7.9 per cent in the final quarter of last year. Growth had been expected to accelerate slightly to eight per cent.Oil and copper sold off as the data raised concerns about demand prospects.Also, gold prices fell $140 to their lowest level in more than two years amid fears that European governments may sell the precious metal as part of their debt-fighting measures.The June bullion contract on the Nymex closed up $26.30 to US$1,387.40 an ounce on Tuesday.Prices were also pressured Monday by Goldman Sachs having lowered its average gold-price forecast for 2013 last week.Also, some U.S. Federal Reserve officials have also been calling for an early end to the central bank’s bond-buying program. If that happens, it would likely cause U.S. interest rates to rise, resulting in an appreciation of the U.S. dollar. That gives traders another reason to sell gold, since they see the metal as an alternative to holding dollars.Oil prices were flat amid concerns over the global economic recovery as the May crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange added one cent to US$88.72 a barrel after tumbling about $6 over the last three sessions.May copper in New York was up three cents at US$3.31 a pound after the Chinese data pushed prices down eight cents.China has been the world’s biggest purchaser of copper, which is viewed as an economic bellwether because it is used in so many applications.Meanwhile, traders looked ahead to Wednesday when the Bank of Canada makes its next announcement on interest rates. The central bank likely won’t be raising rates any time soon, with most economists expecting it not to make a move until at least the third quarter of 2014.However, traders will look to the bank’s accompanying statement to see if it is revising its economic forecast. read more

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DR Congo UN report finds 47 protestors killed freedom of assembly curtailed

“It is particularly disturbing that security services and defence forces carry out this violence with almost full impunity which can be perceived as encouraging such repression,” Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN human rights chief, said in a press release on the report, which concluded that freedom of peaceful assembly was “severely restricted and often violently suppressed” by the authorities in 2017.“We are seeing the quashing of dissent at all costs – even at the cost of human life – in the DRC by the systematic deployment of armed forces alongside the Police Nationale Congolaise to handle protests,” added the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.While some people armed with sticks and broomsticks attempted to perpetrate violence during some protests, the vast majority of demonstrators were peaceful, according to the report published on Monday by the UN human rights wing and the UN peacekeeping mission in the African country.The report concluded that the use of excessive force – including lethal force – by the authorities was thus “unlawful, unjustified and disproportionate.”Between 1 January 2017 and 31 January 2018, at least 47 people, including women and children, were killed in the context of demonstrations and there are indications that Congolese security services have attempted to cover up these serious human rights violations by removing the bodies of victims and obstructing the work of national and international observers, the report states. The report describes the lack of compliance with national law and international standards related to the use of force during the suppression of peaceful demonstrations.For her part, Leila Zerrougui, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative in the DRC, said the report highlights a continued shrinking of the democratic space in the country since the beginning of 2015.“Demonstrations are intrinsically related to freedom of expression and it is absolutely necessary that all voices can be heard in the context of the forthcoming elections,” said Ms. Zerrougui, also the head of the UN peacekeeping mission, known as its French acronym MONUSCO.The two UN officials urged the Government to allow the exercise of the rights to peaceful assembly and expression, warning that repression would only breed frustration, could lead to serious deteriorations in the security situation in the country and could pose a threat to the electoral process.For credible elections to be held at the end of this year, the Government has an obligation to ensure that people’s civil and political rights are respected and their exercise is facilitated, they said. read more

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Lenovo Classmate laptops get faster and more rugged

first_imgIf you love the idea of sending a laptop to school with your youngsters as a way to boost their productivity (and hopefully their report card marks), but loathe the accompanying prospect of it getting trashed as it’s unceremoniously dumped into lockers and backpacks, Lenovo’s Classmate PCs are worth checking out. That’s especially true now, since the company has just outed a new addition to their line-up.The new Classmate+ is available as a straight-up laptop or as a touchscreen convertible (which also ships with a stylus for handwritten input). It improves on the previous generation Classmate from the inside out. Tucked beneath its sturdy exterior is an Intel Atom N2600 processor, a Cedar Trail chip clocked at 1.6Ghz that packs twice the graphical power of the N455 and N570. 1GB of RAM is standard and the systems max out at 2GB, there’s an improved 6-cell battery that should provide enough juice for a full day of cord-free use at school, and the standard 320GB hard drive can be upgraded to a 32GB SSD.Lenovo’s beefed up the Classmate+ chassis, too. The keyboard’s spill resistance has been improved and the gently-rounded corners have been reinforced to add greater protection against bumps and drops. Two other thoughtful upgrades are the tough steel hinge — which should easily shrug off the slamming that makes some laptop lids go limp — and a super-sturdy charging plug. That’s sure to be the new Classmate’s most underappreciated feature, since it will probably silently avert numerous trips to the repair shop.The new Classmate will ship in grey to consumers, but custom colors will be an option for those who order in bulk — it’s safe to assume that means schools, who will be able to buy the laptops before the calendar runs out on January.More at Lenovolast_img read more

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Prothèses PIP 20 cas de cancers signalés à lAfssaps

first_imgProthèses PIP : 20 cas de cancers signalés à l’AfssapsVendredi, l’Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Afssaps) a annoncé qu’elle recensait désormais 20 cas de cancers déclarés chez des femmes porteuses de prothèses mammaires PIP. A l’heure où un vent de panique a gagné dans plusieurs pays les femmes porteuses d’implants mammaires, c’est une nouvelle révélation qu’a faite vendredi l’Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Afssaps). Selon le dernier bilan établi au 28 décembre, le nombre de cas de cancer signalés chez des porteuses de prothèses PIP a de nouveau augmenté et atteint désormais les 20 cas. Il s’agirait de 3 cas de lymphome, de 15 cas d’adénocarcinome mammaire, la forme la plus fréquente du cancer du sein, d’un cas d’adénocarcinome du poumon ainsi que d’une leucémie aiguë myéloblastique.À lire aussiLes conseils de l’Afssaps pour se protéger du soleilToutefois, l’Agence tient à souligner de nouveau qu’aucun lien n’a pour l’heure été clairement établi avec le port des prothèses défectueuses de la société PIP fondée par Jean-Claude Mas, aujourd’hui sous enquête judiciaire pour tromperie aggravée et homicide involontaires. Au total, l’Afssaps recense ainsi 16 cas de tumeurs malignes du sein dont un seul cas de lymphome du sein extrêmement rare, et quatre cas de tumeurs malignes ne touchant pas les seins.Toujours selon le nouveau bilan, 1.143 cas de ruptures d’implant ont été rapportées ainsi que 495 cas de réactions inflammatoires. Au cours des 672 retraits préventifs de prothèses communiqués à l’Afssaps, 23 ruptures ont été découvertes lors de l’explantation ainsi que 14 cas de perspiration du gel, rapporte l’AFP pour la France. Dans le monde, ce serait 400.000 à 500.000 femmes qui porteraient aujourd’hui des prothèses PIP. Pour répondre aux interrogations, le ministère de la Santé à rouvert un numéro vert – 0800 636 636 – disponible du lundi au samedi de 9h00 à 19h00. Le 30 décembre 2011 à 18:27 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Suncity Group issues statement vehemently denying alleged links to online gaming proxy

first_img Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August 70% of Macau gaming market driven by 400,000 premium players: brokerage 10,000 Chinese citizens flee Sihanoukville in days after Cambodian online gaming directive: report RelatedPosts Asian VIP operator Suncity Group has vehemently denied it has any links to online gambling and has reserved the right to take necessary legal action after Chinese media published an article on Monday suggesting it was involved in online and proxy betting in China via offshore online casinos.Economic Information Daily, an affiliate of state-owned news agency Xinhua, accused Suncity Group of signing up players who gambled in its junket rooms in Macau to online gaming and proxy betting services. Because debts can be settled in Renminbi, the process enables capital to be moved out of China, the article alleged. Load More In a Statement of Clarification sent to Inside Asian Gaming, Suncity Group said:“Sun City Gaming Promotion Company Limited hereby declares that, under the authorization of the Macau Special Administrative Region, the Company is the legitimate institution granted with Junket Promoter License, any engagement in the junket promoting business is legalized with rightful permissions. The Company has no possession of any casino and gaming tables, neither does it operate any online gaming business.“The junket promoting business, operated by the Company and other related companies in Macau and other geographical areas, is rigorously licensed to perform in accordance with legal requirements and the license conditions. All operations data is announced regularly through the formal official channel with no discrepancy and does not contain any false information nor misleading statements.“Since establishment, Suncity Group has been striving to expand its business scope across the globe. The VIP gaming service, together with hotel and integrated resorts management, entertainment, global tourism, food and beverage and luxury fashion, jointly constitute as the six core businesses of Suncity Group.“In response to the current misrepresentation and misleading reports regarding the Sun City Gaming Promotion Company Limited, the Company hereby reiterates that the relevant information could contain subjective speculation and therefore has led to reputational damages to the Company and its shareholders. The Company expresses strong condemnation and reserve the right to take necessary legal action.”In a Tuesday note, brokerage Sanford C Bernstein observed that this was the first time it recalled seeing Chinese state media ever linking a junket operator with online gaming activities.“It is too early to tell what ramification this article brings (if any),” Bernstein analysts said.“The article itself could be a warning message for Suncity and maybe other online gaming/proxy betting operators to tone down excessive offshore play. Junkets may face greater scrutiny on their offshore businesses, some game play may gravitate back to Macau as players may retreat from online play and junkets may face greater scrutiny in Macau on how they interact with players (with respect to signing them up for online accounts in Macau).”The listed arm of Suncity Group holds a 34% stake in Vietnam IR Hoiana, which is set to open in December 2019, and recently acquired 27.95% of Summit Ascent Holdings, which owns Russian integrated resort Tigre de Cristal near Vladivostok. Suncity’s junket operations are not covered by the listed company.last_img read more

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How 3 Publishers Repurposed Existing Assets for New Success

first_imgNew York uses its archives to tell its 50-year-long story of the city in book formNew York magazine recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and at the time of the magazine’s founding, New York City was in a difficult period—fighting bankruptcy, high crime, and a negative image. Over the ensuing 50 years, the city’s dramatic evolution was captured in the magazine’s pages.“We had the perfect opportunity to use our archives to showcase this extraordinary time,” says David Haskell, business and strategy editor at New York. “As a weekly magazine, you have this on-the-ground, unfocused but thrilling story of the city’s change.”The magazine opted to use an editorially driven approach, rather than a “greatest hits” piece, to tell the story of the city’s last 50 years. It found Simon & Schuster to publish the book and released “Highbrow, Lowbrow, Brilliant, Despicable: Fifty Years of New York” last November.The process for publishing the book was selective. “There were a lot of terrific stories, especially over the past 10 years, that didn’t belong in the book,” says Haskell.Haskell advises editorial teams to think of their archives as an opportunity for a remix or a new round of curation.“It’s not a strategy that will work in every circumstance, but it was a really happy outcome for us to make something that we were really proud of editorially out of our archives,” he says.New York has an agreement with Simon & Schuster to add three more books to the series.AllRecipes.com reverse-engineers its digital version into a magazine with a rate base of 1.4 millionMost repurposing involves offline material converted into online content, but AllRecipes.com has had success doing just the opposite with its online-to-offline publishing strategy. The 20-year-old website began as an array of online recipe hubs, initially known as CookieRecipe.com, and ultimately consolidated into AllRecipes.com. Its digital version has seen rapid growth, and now receives 80 million monthly users and 1.5 billion annual visits.“Given the success of Allrecipes.com, the largest food site in the world, we knew there would be an appetite for a reverse-engineered, digital-to-print extension of the brand,” says Doug Olson, president and general manager of Meredith Magazines. “Newsstand testing in the spring of 2013 yielded 400,000 subscriptions in just two weeks.”AllRecipes.com released the magazine, and has since increased its rate base seven times, to the current base of 1.4 million. And even though most of the print content is available for free online, consumers are still willing to pay.“Editorial content is constantly evaluated and tweaked based on our findings from Allrecipes.com,” says Olson. “Consumers read magazines for inspiration, rather than dinnertime solutions, so our editors showcase other food lifestyle content, such as themed party ideas, holiday menus, kitchen trends and more.”Olson emphasizes the heavy role that year-over-year trending data plays in curating the print magazine: Its digital site gives in-depth information about what consumers search for, what recipes they save, what they share. Other magazines can use similar data, even if from a more limited scope, to help match their publications with consumer interests. In a December column for Folio:, Nick Giallourakis described the different ways media companies can repurpose content to create valuable new assets. Below are three examples of the ways publishers are creating new business in simple and efficient ways by repurposing content across the print and digital divide.Cigar Aficionado releases unpublished portions from its filmed Michael Jordan interviewSnagging a rare interview with basketball legend Michael Jordan for its December 2017 cover, Cigar Aficionado was able to capture something that it never had before. While the magazine had previously included video on its website—such as short features with editors reviewing cigars, or behind-the-scenes clips of Arnold Schwarzenegger driving his personal tank while chomping a cigar—it had never filmed any of its celebrity cover interviews.“When we arranged an interview with Jordan for the December 2017 cover, we knew right away we wanted to capture the conversation on video,” says David Savona, executive editor at Cigar Aficionado. “Video is such a beautiful way to add to the experience and to keep our audience in our world beyond the time they are reading the magazine.”The filming process was relatively simple: The photographer they used for the interview had video experience, so they supplied him with additional staff and a multi-camera setup for the video component. The results blew away the magazine staff’s expectations.“Watching it come together, I could tell right away it was going to be something special,” says Savona, who was present at the interview that was conducted by Marvin R. Shanken, owner, editor and publisher of Cigar Aficionado. “His responses were so good, so intriguing, and really gave a view of the man a lot of people perhaps did not know. We were very happy watching how it unfolded and seeing how it all came together in the final editing.”Readers responded with enthusiasm. The video interview drew traffic from mentions in the print magazine, as well as from site visitors and social media followers, and it received press coverage from other outlets, including Golf Digest.last_img read more

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Criminal case filed for selling government land

first_imgQuthbullapur: A criminal case was registered against the person, Khaisar Nagar Raju alias Rajanna, who has been earning crores by selling government lands illegally, by Qutbullapur revenue officials on Sunday. As per details provided by MRO Goutham Kumar, a criminal case was filed by Dundigal Police against the encroachers of the government lands of Gajularamaram and Khaisar Nagar based on the complaints by the Qutbullapur revenue officials. Two acres of government land in Khaisar Nagar bearing survey number 342/1 was encroached by Rajanna and was sold to innocent people. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us Illegal plots were made in two acres of land, and it was named as ‘Rajanna Basti.’ About 50 plots were sold by Rajanna in his wife’s name, Sudha. He has also undertaken illegal constructions in the land. Based on the complaints by Tahasildar Goutham Kumar, police registered a non-bailable criminal case under sections 34, 353, 420 and 447 of CPC on Raju and his wife Sudha.last_img read more

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Sameera Reddy Women should be looked as much more than objects of

first_imgSameera Reddy.PR HandoutSameera Reddy, who is expecting her second baby, has spoken about the issues that women face in the film industry. She has opened up about gender inequality while revealing that she was approached inappropriately on numerous occasions.Speaking to Behindwoods, she said, “One thing that needs to change in the industry is expectations from women. I think there have been a lot of instances where I have been approached in an inappropriate way. Women should be looked much more than objects of glamour,”However, Sameera Reddy claims that women have a lot to offer and the industry is slowly changing for better. “I also feel that women and men are given a lot of unequal weightage. And that’s just the way it is in the industry. One day, if we could change that, it would be damn good. And I think we are slowly taking baby steps towards that, little by little,” she said.Her mention of being approached “inappropriately” does not give clarity whether she was referring to the casting couch or about sexual harassment, which is prevalent in the film industry.Casting couch and stories of sexual harassment in the film industry are coming to light like never before in recent years. Thanks to ‘#MeToo’ movement, many actresses have taken the courage to speak up about their horrific experiences. Not these issues alone, women largely face gender pay disparities.A recent report by a UK publication indicates that the nationwide average gender pay gap is 18 per cent in favour of men.last_img read more

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Theresa May warns rebels Back me or risk no Brexit at all

first_imgBritish prime minister Theresa May addresses a news conference at the EU summit in Brussels, Belgium on 23 June 2017. Photo: ReutersBritish prime minister Theresa May warned her divided party on Sunday that there may be “no Brexit at all” if they wrecked her plan to forge a close relationship with the European Union after leaving the world’s biggest trading bloc.”My message to the country this weekend is simple: we need to keep our eyes on the prize,” May wrote on Facebook. “If we don’t, we risk ending up with no Brexit at all.”Linking the fate of Brexit to her own survival in such an explicit way indicates just how precarious May’s position remains after her government was thrust into crisis and US president Donald Trump publicly criticised her Brexit strategy.With less than nine months to go before the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on March 29, 2019, the country, the political elite and business leaders are still deeply divided over whether Brexit should take place and, if so, how.May doesn’t yet have a Brexit deal with the EU so the British government has stepped up planning for a so called “no deal” Brexit that could spook financial markets and dislocate trade flows across Europe and beyond.May has repeatedly said Brexit will happen and has ruled out a rerun of the 2016 referendum, although French President Emmanuel Macron and billionaire investor George Soros have suggested that Britain could still change its mind.In an attempt to forge a balance between those seeking a smooth Brexit and those who fear staying too close to the EU’s orbit would undermine the very nature of Brexit, May sought the approval of senior ministers for her plans on July 6.After hours of talks at her Chequers country residence she appeared to have won over her cabinet, but just two days later David Davis resigned as Brexit secretary, followed by her foreign minister, Boris Johnson, the next day.May called on Sunday for the country to back her plan for “friction-free movement of goods”, saying it was the only option to avoid undermining the peace in Northern Ireland and preserving the unity of the United Kingdom.JOHNSON’S MOMENT?Davis, writing in the Sunday Times, said it was an “astonishingly dishonest claim” to say there is no worked-out alternative to May’s plan. He said her plan would allow EU regulations to harm British manufacturers.”Be in no doubt: under the government’s proposal our fingers would still be caught in this mangle and the EU would use it ruthlessly to punish us for leaving and handicap our future competitiveness,” Davis said.Steve Baker, a senior lawmaker who served as a deputy to Davis in the Brexit ministry, said May had presided over a “cloak and dagger” plot to undermine Brexit.May’s position was further undermined by Trump who said in an interview published in Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper on Friday that her proposals would probably kill off any chance of a post-Brexit trade deal with the world’s biggest economy.Though Trump later contradicted his comments by then promising a great US trade deal, the president made clear his admiration for the 54-year-old Johnson, who Trump said would one day make a great British prime minister.Steve Bannon, Trump’s former adviser, was even quoted by Britain’s Daily Telegraph as saying that it was now time for Johnson to challenge May for her job.”Now is the moment,” The Telegraph quoted Bannon, Trump’s former strategist and a key player in his 2016 election campaign, as saying.”If Boris Johnson looks at this… There comes an inflection point, the Chequers deal was an inflection point, we will have to see what happens,” Bannon said.Johnson, the face of the Brexit campaign for many has remained silent in public since he warned in his resignation letter on 9 July that the “Brexit dream” was being suffocated by needless self-doubt.The Telegraph newspaper said Johnson had re-joined the newspaper as a columnist with effect from Monday.last_img read more

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What the Future of Medicaid Could Look Like Under Clinton and Trump

first_img Share TODD WISEMAN FOR THE TEXAS TRIBUNEWhoever wins this presidential election will have a lot of big decisions to make within their first year in office. One of those decisions is what to do about states, like Texas, that haven’t expanded Medicaid to more low income people under the Affordable Care Act.According to the websites for the campaigns of Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Candidate Donald Trump, both have widely different plans.Trump wants to repeal the health care reform law and turn Medicaid into a block grant system.The first part would be deeply complicated, but this block grant program is something conservatives have wanted for a long time.Dr. Deane Waldman, a doctor turned health care policy director for the right-leaning Texas Public Policy Foundation, says, in theory, block grants are beneficial because they allow the federal government to hand states a pile of money and the state can prioritize how that pot of money is spent. But, he says, it doesn’t always work that way.“Washington will say, ‘Yeah, we will give you money, but there are strings attached to it.’” he said. “And, they are pretty adamant about those strings and the strings are the control levers.”Historically, a true block grant system has never been implemented in Medicaid, Waldman says. That’s why he thinks it’s highly unlikely it will happen in a Trump presidency.“[A]s long as they control where that money goes, and how it gets apportioned, then the reality is that we haven’t gotten as a state, Texas, has not gotten the freedom that you think a block grant has given.”And Anne Dunkelberg with the left-leaning Center for Public Policy Priorities says the idea of a block grant system is just too vague. She says the state will have to answer some basic questions before we even know what that will look like.“What is it that you want to change about Texas Medicaid? Who do you what to get off the program, who’s covered now? What are the fewer benefits you want to provide?,” she explained. “So it’s a political talking point that does not get into serious policy.”Dunkelberg says a Medicaid expansion in Texas won’t change that much under a Clinton presidency.If the state doesn’t expand Medicaid, it’ll still be getting fewer dollars in the future to repay hospitals for care they provide to people without insurance. And, she says, Clinton plans to sweeten the pot by having the federal government pay the entire cost of expansion for states that expand Medicaid late in the game.However, it’s unclear whether that will be sweet enough for Texas.“You know it may be a necessary but, not sufficient condition, for Texas moving forward,” she said.Under a Clinton presidency, Dunkelberg says Texas could also consider an Indiana-like program, in which the state expands Medicaid in its own way. But, of course, that would be dependent on state lawmakers when they gavel in for the next session in 2017.Copyright 2016 KUT-FM. To see more, visit KUT-FM.last_img read more

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Arizona Imaging Center Completes Patient Notification of Mammography Issues

first_img Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Related Content News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 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. The multi-year… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. May 19, 2016 — In late March, Lake Havasu Imaging Center in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., announced completion of a Patient and Referring Healthcare Provider Notification (PPN) action mandated by the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR issued the mandate due to serious mammography image quality problems identified during a review of clinical images submitted for accreditation renewal. The original Additional Mammography Review (AMR) of Lake Havasu Imaging Center was initiated by the ACR on Nov. 2, 2015. On Jan. 6, 2016, the ACR notified the facility and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that mammograms reviewed during the AMR did not meet the ACR’s criteria for clinical image quality and that the ACR believed the deficiencies posed a serious risk to human health.The ACR revoked the facility’s accreditation effective Jan. 19. After evaluating the information leading up to the ACR’s revocation decision, on Jan. 21, the FDA determined that the facility’s Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) certificate should be placed in a “No longer in effect status” until such time as the facility’s accreditation was reinstated and the facility complied with all requirements under the MQSA.Despite completion of the PPN, the facility is currently not performing mammography.For more information: www.acr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography | May 19, 2016 Arizona Imaging Center Completes Patient Notification of Mammography Issues ACR revoked the facility’s accreditation in January due to serious image quality problems Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… 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 last_img read more

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The window is now fully installed where it belongs

first_imgThe window is now fully installed where it belongs, where it will hopefully serve the residents who call camp their home for many more years to come.(photos by Sue Kirsch, and text by Tim Bell) June 15, 2018For the final phases of the camp window restoration, wood worker Erik Puzio received some help from the department’s newest member, volunteer Madeline Visser.The window project offered an opportunity to give Maddie some experience assisting on a complicated project under Erik’s supervision, providing her with the tools to develop her skills in wood working and restoration.The final phase of the project was the installation. Routing the outside edge of the frame using a circular guide allowed for the window to be easily slotted back into place.last_img read more

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