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Asian shares mixed amid world tensions worries about growth

TOKYO — Asian shares were mixed Wednesday amid growing tensions between the U.S. and the European Union and a dim forecast on global economic growth.Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 0.5% to 21,687.57. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was little changed, inching up less than 0.1% to 6,223.50. South Korea’s Kospi added 0.1% to 2,216.17. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 0.2% to 30,103.08, while the Shanghai Composite was up 0.4 per cent at 3,253.88.On Wall Street, the S&P 500 index fell 17.57 points, or 0.6%, to 2,878.20. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 190.44 points, or 0.7%, to 26,150.58. The Nasdaq composite slid 44.61 points, or 0.6%, to 7,909.28. The Russell 2000 index of small-cap stocks gave up 19.32 points, or 1.2%, or 1,559.68.European indexes also finished broadly lower, giving up early gains, after the U.S. threatened to impose $11.2 billion in tariffs on European products, including cheese, wine and helicopters.The threat from President Donald Trump could make investors even more concerned about trade disputes hurting an already slowing global economy at a time when the U.S. is trying to resolve a trade conflict with China.That spat has already made a list of goods more expensive for consumers and is weighing on an already slowing Chinese economy. Negotiators met again last week and both sides have said they are making progress.Traders also were disappointed to see that the International Monetary Fund lowered its forecast for global growth this year. The IMF now projects 3.3% global growth in 2019, matching the weakest year since 2009. The U.S. fared particularly poorly in the report, with growth now expected at 2.3%, down from 2.9% in 2018.Investors will get more clues about the Fed’s intentions Wednesday, when the central bank releases minutes from its latest policy meeting. The European Central Bank will also meet Wednesday.“Amid the sporing of growth and trade tension concerns once again, sentiments in Asia markets have once again been undermined,” said Jingyi Pan, market strategist at IG in Singapore.ENERGY:Benchmark U.S. crude rose 25 cents to $64.23. It fell 0.7% to settle at $63.98 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude added 21 cents to $70.82 a barrel.CURRENCIES:The dollar fell to 111.15 yen from 111.28 yen Tuesday. The euro inched down to $1.1266 from $1.1277.___AP Business Writer Alex Veiga contributed to this report.Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter https://twitter.com/yurikageyamaOn Instagram https://www.instagram.com/yurikageyama/?hl=enYuri Kageyama, The Associated Press read more

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Singapore to hire more Sri Lankan maids next year

Ms Jayaprema said that the processing time for recruitment of these maids could be faster.The Association of Employment Agencies led a delegation of 30 maid agents to Sri Lanka recently to renew contacts with their counterparts.It met with the Sri Lankan Bureau for Foreign Employment, which is the regulatory body for overseas recruitment of workers, and the Sri Lankan Foreign Employment Agency.In addition, the association met over 60 Sri Lankan recruitment agencies. The last time the association organised a visit there was in 2007.Maid agents say Sri Lankan workers can between S$400 and S$500 a month.Sri Lanka is the fifth biggest source of maids in Singapore after Indonesia, the Philippines, India and Myanmar.A recent report from the National Population and Talent Division forecast that Singapore is going to need some 100,000 more maids by 2030.Muniyandi Vasanthakumari has been working as a domestic helper in Singapore for 15 years. The 45-year-old Sri Lankan is happy here and gets along well with her employer’s family.“She reads what we want, she knows our preference and she does it beforehand. Before I can tell her what I need, it’s already done,” said her employer Komathi Anbalahan. (CNA) The association is working with Sri Lankan authorities to spell out training requirements for maids, and speed up the hiring process.Sri Lanka has an extensive training programme of more than 20 days for maids.Singapore maid agents would like the programme to focus more on aspects such as household skills and safety. Maid agents in Singapore are looking to hire more foreign domestic helpers from Sri Lanka.From next year, the Association of Employment Agencies plans to bring in between 500 and 1,000 Sri Lankan maids a month, up from the current 100 to 200 a month. Based on records from the Sri Lankan High Commission in Singapore, there are about 4,500 Sri Lankan maids here. The association said this will help to make up for the shortfall in maids from traditional source countries, such as Indonesia and Philippines. It will be signing an agreement with Sri Lankan authorities and employment agencies next month to facilitate the recruitment of maids.The move to bring in more domestic helpers from Sri Lanka is part of efforts to improve the quality of domestic helpers here. Most of the Sri Lankan maids speak English and have at least 10 years of education. About 40 per cent of them have ‘A’ level qualifications.Employment agencies here said it is important to make Singapore an attractive destination for Sri Lankan women hoping to work as domestic helpers overseas.K Jayaprema, the president of the Association of Employment Agencies said: “It’s very important that when we are reviving this new market, we don’t want it to go wrong because we are focusing on attracting quality FDWs (foreign domestic workers) to Singapore and for that to happen, we need to have good employment terms, the welfare of the domestic workers have to be taken care of and it must be attractive for them to come in.” A J Razzy, director of maid agency Cobb Douglas said: “There are some things that have changed for example, with the scrapping of the entry test, there are many more opportunities for agents at Sri Lanka to recruit Sri Lankan foreign domestic workers for the Singapore market.” read more

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UN rights office alarmed by Nepals violation on use of force towards

“We have been urging Nepalese authorities to ensure that existing national and international standards on the appropriate use of force are fully respected by security forces,” Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told journalists yesterday at the regular press briefing in Geneva.Unfortunately, she said that these steps do not appear to have been taken and more lives have been lost, according to reports.Moreover, “we stress that any obstruction of essential supplies and services is a serious violation of international human rights law, including the right to life,” said Ms. Shamdasani, following a report by Nepal’s National Human Rights Commission noting that the shortage of fuel, cooking gas, medicine, food and essential goods has deeply affected life in the country.While urging all parties to engage in a meaningful, inclusive and open dialogue, she stressed the importance of respecting minority and dissenting views and ensuring their concerns are heard in order to seek a fair and sustainable resolution.At least four people have been killed in the recent clashes in the Terai area of southern Nepal, which added to 50 deaths with many more injured. The protesters, from ethnic Madeshi groups, have demanded the Constitution to address their concerns and launched strikes along the Nepal-India border, causing shortage of life supplies and services, according to OHCHR. read more

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UNESCO team assesses damages to Syrias Palmyra world heritage site

“The participants paid tribute to the courage of all those who work to document and safeguard the heritage of Syria, especially the Directorate-General of Syria’s Antiquities and Museums for its dedication to protect this heritage which belongs to all Syrians and to the whole of humanity,” UNESCO stressed. The mission considered that despite the destruction of several iconic edifices, the archaeological site of Palmyra “retains a large part of its integrity and authenticity.” UNESCO said it will work with its partners to adopt emergency safeguarding measures. A full report on the site will be presented to the World Heritage Committee at its 40th session, in Istanbul, Turkey, in July, with a view to determining recommendations for emergency safeguarding measures that need to be taken. UNESCO plans to send an international mission of experts to examine in greater detail the state of conservation of heritage sites of Syria, including Palmyra. An international meeting of experts on the preservation of Syria’s heritage sites will be held on 2 and 4 June in Berlin, Germany. The mission completed yesterday followed on a decision taken by the World Heritage Committee during its 39th session in Bonn, Germany, this past July, and a decision unanimously adopted during the 199th session of UNESCO’s Executive Board concerning the Organization’s role in “safeguarding and preserving Palmyra and other Syrian World Heritage sites.” The World Heritage site of Palmyra, an oasis in the Syrian Desert north-east of Damascus, contains the monumental ruins of a great city that was one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world. From the 1st to the 2nd century, the art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, married Greco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences. Destruction shown in April 2016 at the World Heritage site of Palmyra in Syria. Photo: ©UNESCO Headed by the Director of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, the mission, from 24 to 26 April inspected both Palmyra’s museum and archaeological site, taking stock of “considerable damage to the museum, where they found that most of the statues and sarcophagi that were too large to be removed for safekeeping were defaced, smashed, their heads severed and their fragments left lying on the ground,” UNESCO said in a press release today. “Palmyra is a pillar of Syrian identity, and a source of dignity for all Syrians,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. “UNESCO is determined to ensure the safeguarding of this and other sites with all partners as part of broader humanitarian and peace building operations,” she added. The experts participating in the mission, who were escorted by UN security forces, identified emergency measures to consolidate and secure the building and the work that will be required to document, evacuate, safeguard and restore whatever is possible. Work to match and document the fragments of destroyed statues has already begun. At the archaeological site, the experts took stock of the state of conservation of the grand colonnade and agora. They observed the destruction of the triumphal arch and Temple of Baal Shamin, which was “smashed to smithereens,” UNESCO said. The members of the mission observed a minute of silence in memory of the victims murdered at the amphitheatre. The experts had to examine damages to the Temple of Bel from a distance, as the edifice is still inaccessible and demining operations have not been completed. Likewise, the Mamluk Citadel, overlooking the ancient city, which also sustained serious damage, remains inaccessible. The Director-General of Antiquities and Museums of Syria, Mamoun Abdoulkarim, accompanied UNESCO’s experts and heads of several departments in charge of World Heritage museums, architecture and sites. read more

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Global Goals embraced by Japanese society UN deputy chief says wrapping up

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed pays courtesy call on Taro Kono, Minister of Foreign Affairs on Japan. Photo: UNIC Tokyo/Takashi Okano “Throughout my visit, I have been impressed to see how much the SDGs are embraced enthusiastically in Japan by the business community represented by Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), civil society, media, and young students,” said Ms. Mohammed. Referring to her visit to the Paralympic Support Center at the Nippon Foundation, which is extremely inclusive in its barrier-free structure and in its workforce, as well as her meeting with the ‘Tokyo2020’ Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee, she expressed her high expectation that taking Paralympic sport as starting point, Japan would open up towards people with disabilities as a whole. The Deputy Secretary-General shared these observations in her meeting with Foreign Minister Kono Taro today. Ms. Mohammed also paid a visit to the exhibition at JICA Global Plaza on ethical fashion titled “Fashion as Action: Supporting Sustainable Society Through Clothes.” The exhibition explains how consumers can contribute to sustainable development by being sensitive to how fashion items they buy are produced and disposed. The Deputy Secretary-General was extremely impressed with how these messages were communicated with fun in an innovative way. Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed pays courtesy call on Shinichi Kitaoka, President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Photo: UNIC Tokyo/Takashi Okano Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed attends a working luncheon with heads of UN agencies in Japan at United Nations University. Photo: UNIC Tokyo/Takashi Okano ‹ › read more

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The NFLs New Defensive Rules Probably Arent Going To Make A Difference

Every offseason, NFL officials make an instructional video that highlights new rules and gives players a warning about which existing ones will be called more tightly in the upcoming season. This year, officials say they’re going to key in on defensive holding and illegal contact, ensuring they’re called correctly.According to reporting by ESPN’s Jeffri Chadiha, officials became concerned that those particular penalties were not being called as often as they were a decade ago. (Conspiracy theorists, on the other hand, blamed the Seattle Seahawks’ dominant defensive performance against Peyton Manning’s record-setting Denver Broncos offense in the Super Bowl.) With an assist from the data of Pro-Football-Reference.com, we wondered if the official rationale holds up: Have illegal contact and defensive holding really been called less (on a per-pass basis) in recent seasons?In the case of illegal contact, yes. In 2004, Indianapolis Colts general manager Bill Polian spent the offseason lobbying the NFL Competition Committee to more strictly enforce the illegal contact rule in the wake of his team’s 24-14 playoff defeat against the New England Patriots (a game in which Manning — then playing for Indianapolis — tossed four interceptions).As the chart below shows, referees began calling the penalty much more often the very next season, a 15-year high point. Since then, the penalty’s frequency has steadily receded.However, the pattern is less obvious with defensive holding, which also peaked around the middle of the decade but reversed its decline by 2010, and was near its 15-year high just last season. It doesn’t seem to be a penalty in need of greater emphasis.Then again, concerns about the wisdom of placing more restrictions on defenders in an already pass-happy league may be largely academic. At least in terms of illegal contact and defensive holding, there doesn’t seem to be any relationship between the frequency of either penalty being called and the NFL’s overall level of passing efficiency (as measured by Adjusted Net Yards Per Attempt).The last time the NFL cracked down on holding and contact by defenders, it didn’t make any noticeable dent in the rising trend of passing efficiency. Pass offenses have steadily become more and more efficient over the last decade and a half — but that’s part of a longterm trend of increased passing efficacy, not because of the rule changes inspired by Polian a decade ago. The same will likely be true for the changes made this offseason as well. read more

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Dominic Raab faced ridicule on his first trip to Brussels as Brexit

Mr Raab looked nervous ahead of his first meeting with Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, which was overshadowed by the European Commission announcing it was stepping up preparations for a “no deal” Brexit. Dominic Raab faced ridicule on his first trip to Brussels as Brexit Secretary as the EU flatly rejected Theresa May’s Chequers plan and mocked spelling errors in translations of the document. Senior EU diplomats made it clear that the Brexit white paper agreed at Chequers cannot form the basis for negotiations, as British sources said the EU was being “deeply unhelpful”. Even before he arrived, he faced embarrassment as it emerged that British-prepared translations of the Brexit… read more

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British court recognises sharia law in landmark divorce case

Show more Hazel Wright, a partner in the family law team at Hunters Solicitors said: “The law on cohabitation in this country is out of date and unsatisfactory.  Under sharia law women often have to appeal to sharia councils, largely made up of men, in order to be released from their union and some have to make concessions in order to do so. Men are not obligated to do the same.  “Now those who would have been outside the scope of the law to help them can seek compensation in the courts if their spouse has deliberately refused to have a civil ceremony after a religious ceremony.”Ms Akhtar and Mr Khan both knew that their sharia marriage was not a legally registered marriage. It became vital for Ms Akhtar that the English divorce court rule in her favour, that the marriage should be recognised as void, and not a non-marriage. “Otherwise she would not have any rights to make any financial claims for herself.”The ruling that this marriage was just like a marriage for the couple, their families and friends, and indeed it satisfied the UAE authorities, and so is a void marriage has given heart to many who otherwise suffer discrimination.” In the High Court case Mrs Akhtar’s husband Mr Khan sought to block her application for divorce in the UK court on the basis that they were never legally married. But Mr Justice Williams decided that the marriage was “entered into in disregard of certain requirements as to the formation of marriage”.He said the marriage was therefore “void” and that Mrs Akhtar is entitled to a decree of nullity. If he had ruled it was a non-marriage she would not have been able to make a case in the British divorce court. The judge heard that the couple, who have a Pakistani background, had lived in London, Birmingham and Dubai. They had taken part in a nikah ceremony at a restaurant in Southall, west London, nearly 20 years ago.Mrs Akhtar said the ceremony was conducted by an imam before about 150 guests. Sharia law has been recognised by a British court for the first time after a judge made a landmark divorce ruling which could change the way Islamic marriage and divorce works in the UK. The High Court ruled that an estranged couple’s Islamic faith marriage, conducted in a ceremony called a nikah, falls under British matrimonial law despite it not being legally recognised as such. It means Nasreen Akhtar will be free to bring her case to the divorce court and claim her share of the assets of her marriage where she previously would not have been able to. In the high-profile case Mrs Akhtar and her businessman husband Mohammed Shabaz Khan were deemed to have a valid marriage.The judge said the union should be recognised because the couple, who took their vows in 1998, lived as man and wife, introduced each other as such and had expectations similar to a British marriage contract. The case will have significant implications for women who marry under sharia law but not UK law and could give them the right to divorce their husbands and split the assets related to the union, as well as securing a divorce more easily. A report commissioned by Theresa May when she was home secretary revealed earlier this year that many women in Islamic marriages do not realise they have no legal protection under UK law unless they have a second civil ceremony alongside the nikah. 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. It became vital for Ms Akhtar that the English divorce court rule in her favour, that the marriage should be recognised as void, and not a non-marriage. Otherwise she would not have any rights to make any financial claims for herselfHazel Wright, family lawyer read more

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Steffen Fäth at HSG Wetzlar until 2016

dkb bundesligaHSG WetzlarIvano BalicSteffen Fath German NT player Steffen Fath extended contract with HSG Wetzlar until 2016. Back player came to Wetzlar from VfL Gummersbach in 2010 and become one of the most important member of the squad. Ambitious Wetzlar has finished seventh in the last edition of the DKB Bundesliga. Green-white became globally recognized after signing of Ivano Balic two weeks ago… ← Previous Story Montpellier without EHF CL after 12 years, Omeyer: Too many mistakes decided! Next Story → PSG with Gardent – Perreux on the bench until 2015! read more

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Sun Pharma Aurobindo Lupin Cipla witness fall in US sales

first_imgA customer waits at the counter of a CVS Pharmacy store in Pasadena, US, May 2, 2016.Reuters fileAn analysis of sale of generic drugs in the US by Indian companies indicates that two of the nine firms saw their sales dropping over a six-month period.Sun Pharma, Lupin, Aurobindo, Dr Reddy’s Labs, Cadila and Cipla witnessed a fall in the range of 1 to 4 percent while Torrent and Alkem bucked the trend.The analysis by Nomuara analysts Salon Mukherjee and Ayan Deb is based on data published by IMS every month.The US is one of the top markets for Indian pharma companies; in 2015, India was one of the five sources of pharma imports for the US, valued at about $6 billion, according to the Department of Commerce.According to Nomura analysts, deft handling of difficult product opportunities is extremely crucial for the companies in US to deal with this issue and grow successfully.”To smooth out month-to-month variations, we highlight the trailing three-month (T3M) changes. The m-m change in T3M implies a change in sales between Dec-16-Feb-17 over Nov-16-Jan-17. The q-q change in T3M implies a change in sales between Dec-16-Feb-17 over Sep-Nov-16. The y-y change in T3M implies a change in sales between Dec-16-Feb-17 over Dec-15-Feb-16,” the analysts wrote in their note released on Tuesday (March 28). NomuraThe BSE Healthcare index ended 0.19 per cent higher on Tuesday despite the Sensex closing 27 points lower at 29,620.Sun Pharma gained 0.08 per cent to end at Rs 688, Dr Reddy’s Labs closed 0.40 per cent higher at Rs 2,632, Aurobindo Pharma ended 0.12 per cent higher at Rs 675 and Cipla lost 0.90 per cent to close at Rs 592.Reliance Industries bucked the trend and gained 3.93 per cent to end at Rs 1,319. Top Sensex losers were Axis Bank, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank.Foreign institutional investors (FIIs/FPIs) were net sellers of Indian equities worth Rs 296 crore on Tuesday, according to provisional data published by the National Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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Sneed Wants New Direction for Dist 13

first_imgShannon Sneed, winner of the April primary, wants to work with Johns Hopkins University to improve District 13.Shannon Sneed, winner of the Democratic primary race in Baltimore’s District 13, is on the threshold of leading her district in a new direction.  Sneed, who defeated five opponents, recently stood in front of Monument Street Market, greeting constituents as she discussed the district’s priorities and her plan to transform her district’s struggling neighborhoods.Sneed described her entrance into city politics in 2011, when she first ran against the current 13th District Councilman Warren Branch in simple terms. “I had just had enough,” she told the AFRO.“District One is right across the street from my house and there was a stark difference,” Sneed motioned.   Sneed had been involved with neighbors for years conducting community clean-up campaigns and participated in many of the District’s neighborhood associations.  Sneed worked for WJZ as a reporter after graduating from Morgan State University’s graduate program in Global Journalism and Communication.  As a reporter, Sneed had to abstain from active political involvement. But after seeing her community continue to struggle, Sneed said that she and her neighbors felt like no one was looking out for them in City Hall.“People had the same argument as I did across the district. They just didn’t have an advocate – someone who was responsive to their needs. That’s how I got involved,” Sneed said.  She lost her first bid for City Council against Branch by only 43 votes. But her razor-thin defeat empowered Sneed and her supporters and Sneed ran again this Spring.Sneed started 18 months ago, with a door-to-door listening campaign. She met with constituents face-to-face to ensure the same issues she faced on a day-to-day basis represented key concerns across the 13th District. “I know I was the only candidate who actually lives in this community,” Sneed said standing on Monument Avenue, where many of the street’s commercial shops are shut tight with roll-down metal barricades after 7:00 pm.“I see people coming and going all the time. I’m getting on the bus with my neighbors and I share many of the same concerns that they have – making sure the MTA buses run on time and that we’re getting the best services here,” Sneed said.  “I own a home so I know how high the water bills are. I see the pipes bursting; I know the young people are saying ‘Hey, we need something here for us to do.’”Sneed said the two priorities she heard over and over were the need to bring jobs into the community, and creating more opportunities for youth.  Sneed said that the community’s youth feel bereft by the absence of a recreation center in District 13.John Hopkins University Medical School runs right through the middle of Sneed’s district; around the corner from several streets besieged with vacant and abandoned housing.  Sneed is hoping JHU Medicine will bring more of its massive $7.7 billion economic power to the communities right outside its front door. “We always can do better.  I want to make sure that we put people right here in District 13 in play for some of the services and opportunities they have at Hopkins,” Sneed said.“We have been in active dialogue with Shannon Sneed and will work with her to make sure that our priorities are aligned,” according to a statement from Johns Hopkins University.  Hopkins has several initiatives prioritizing job creation that they hope will connect with District 13 priorities including their Hospital Health Jobs Initiative, HopkinsLocal and BLocal.  Hopkins spokespersons indicated there are opportunities for District 13 youth to connect with their Summer Jobs Program 2016 program.Sneed’s childhood years in Germantown-Philadelphia gave her the building blocks for connecting with her constituents today.   “Although I was not born and raised in Baltimore, if you know Philadelphia, you are aware that Germantown is a community much like the 13th District”, said Sneed. “My mothersaid no matter what community you live in – it’s your community. You give back.”Sneed, who was raised in a single-parent household, grew up understanding the pressures of constantly juggling to make ends meet and send two daughters to college.  But her mother, insisted on community involvement. “I didn’t grow up wanting to be a politician. I just know that my mom went to go vote in every election and we went with her and my grandparents went to vote.  My story is not any different than the folks who live next door to me,” Sneed said.Sneed’s constituents experience a connection with her that feels like family. District 13 resident Anthony Hardy, said that Sneed’s ability to connect with residents helped him break through the glass ceiling of electoral politics.   “This is my first time voting for a woman.  I couldn’t believe it when she showed up in my living room to listen to what I had to say,” Hardy said. “Her outreach and outspokenness on daily issues we face will help us.”Sneed has one more election to face before officially becoming District 13’s latest City Council member.  In November she will face Republican challenger, George Johnson. “We have to teach the young people in our community that you can do it,” Sneed said. I’m gonna’ do great – I’m gonna do good, and my people are gonna’ do good. I’m going to live in this community and we’re going to thrive and we’ll be OK, because we’ll have someone fighting for us,” Sneed said.last_img read more

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Circle in CP today to make a difference

first_imgPrejudices pertaining to class, culture, religion, gender, and race have been the key features of our very secular society. We do celebrate the variety in our country and at the same time, abhor it. Who is to blame for the closed perceptions and fake synchronised lives that we live? Seems like the only way out of this cocoon is to question what actually controls our society. Is political expression the only expression left?To address all these issues, Yellowcat Theatre Co., an independent theatre company, is organising a workshop. Aptly titled Sitting Around Difference, it has Rebecca Mwase — an award-winning theatre artiste based in New Orleans, LA, US — as the main speaker. The idea of this workshop is not only to discuss and talk about the intersections of race, gender, religion and class, but to use story circle methodology, congregational singing, individual-derived movement and writing to explore personal relationships and experiences as they relate to gender, race, religion and class. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Participants will be encouraged to search for connection points and discover if storytelling and performance can lead to liberation.Rebecca’s work emerges from her own experiences as a woman, as an African-American woman, as a performer, and from the exploration of these multiple identities. ‘The story circle method is meant to encourage the broadening of perspectives by holding equitable space for people to share personal stories. By listening to and responding to the similarities and differences within experiences, we are able to get a more nuanced view of the issue or concept. Because race is tied to global perceptions of superiority and inferiority, listening to and exploring the themes communally should lead to greater insight,’ says Rebecca. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘Even though we are a hugely diverse culture, we find it hard to deal with difference, to put it more specifically — we find it hard to negotiate difference. If we look at what has recently happened, and the effect it has had, then it stands to reason that there is an urgent need to engage with ‘difference’. As artistes, this is our pursuit — an imaginative response to the situations we find ourselves in. We know that one of the ways to respond is to protest, which even I was a part of, but we are forgetting that there is also an artistic response to the societal upheavals. As an artiste, I want to explore the artistic response to a situation as well. There cannot just be a political response. This workshop is for us to ponder about our response to the whole  situation. It is action oriented which will hopefully make people question things that haven’t been considered for long now, to access areas of our own self to help us understand how to respond,’ says Sukesh Arora, Artistic Director, Yellowcat Theatre Co.Keeping in mind the brutal gangrape, to which not just the Capital but the entire nation has finally awakened, an activity like this is not just another workshop, but a hopeful step forward to congregation and acceptance of useful and liberating responses and insights.DETAILAt: 36, The Attic, Regal Building, Connaught PlaceWhen: 3 JanuaryTimings: 9.30am to 5.30pmTo Register, Call: 9810026174last_img read more

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New Square App Feature Makes Mobile Payments Even Faster

first_imgImagine purchasing goods without needing to fish in your pocket for a credit card, or even handle your mobile phone. If buying was this easy for your customers, what could it do for your business?San Francisco-based mobile transactional startup Square has unveiled an update to mobile payment app Card Case that could point to an interesting, and even more expeditious future for the world of mobile payments. The iPhone- or Android-ready app allows users to automatically “open a tab” — that is, a virtual transactional account — at any business currently supporting Square’s credit card reader and point-of-sale software. The app uses the positional information already in a user’s mobile phone to define a virtual boundary, called a geofence.When a customer has opened the “tab” on their mobile phone and enters a geofenced area that’s defined by the retailer, the customer’s name and photo pop up on the checkout kiosk. The retailer then adds the item the customer wants to purchase to his or her tab, and that’s it. The customer closes the tab on his or her mobile phone and is charged for the sale. November 4, 2011 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. A new “automatic tabs” update aims to eliminate the transaction experience even further. Now all a mobile phone-carrying customer needs to do is cross a retailer’s geofence and his or her tab opens automatically. When the customer leaves the defined area, the tab automatically closes and he or she gets an email notification of the transaction.We went to a Card Case-using business — a local coffee shop — to find out if paying for a latte really was just a matter of telling the barista to put the bill on our tab. What pays: The basic Card Case service is an easy download from the App Store or Android Market. We found a surprisingly rich listing of Card Case-ready businesses in our area, including directions, phone numbers, menus and links to social media. Entering our credit card information and enabling the system was simple. At the local coffee shop, paying for a latte really was just a matter of telling the barista to put the bill on our tab.Card Case differs from other “contactless” payment options like Google Wallet or Exxon Mobile Speedpass, which transfer funds when a mobile phone with a wireless transmitter comes near a point-of-sale terminal.For businesses, Card Case can also be attractive. The required card reader is free. And the 2.75 percent flat swipe fee Square charges for transactions can be desirable compared to other point-of-sale solutions that charge steep equipment charges and in some cases higher a cost per transaction.What doesn’t: First, the upgraded automatic tab technology so far only works on the latest Apple mobile iOS and not for Android devices.Secondly, Card Case is a proprietary system, which means you need to be using the Square app and card reader as your point-of-sale solution. You may have to use separate terminals for some transactions and integrate those sales into your larger accounting package which, depending on your sales volume, may not be worth the hassle.Bottom line: For firms that cater to smartphone-carrying customers, Card Case and its automatic tabs functionality offer a refreshingly new way to collect mobile payments. But until mobile payments replace the wallet, your customers are likely carrying billfolds and credit cards anyway.So, for now, your traditional point-of-sale will be how you do most of your sales. Register Now »center_img min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more A National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement (NCRP) report stated that the U.S. population is now exposed to seven times more radiation each year from medical imaging exams than in 1980. The American College of Radiology (ACR), Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), Society of Breast Imaging (SBI), and the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT-MR) urge Americans, including elected officials and medical providers. To understand why this increase occurred, consider the report’s information in its proper context, and support appropriate actions to help lower the radiation dose experienced each year from these exams.“It is essential that this report not be interpreted solely as an increase in risk to the U.S. population without also carefully considering the tremendous and undeniable benefits of medical imaging. Patients must make these risk/benefit decisions regarding their imaging care based on all the facts available and in consultation with their doctors,” said James H. Thrall, MD, FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors.“Medical imaging has revolutionized medicine and is undoubtedly saving and extending lives everyday. It is vitally important that patients do not put off needed imaging care based on this report which neither quantifies the associated health risks nor specifies the radiation protection actions that should be taken,” said Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance President Sanjay Saini, MD, MBA.Why This Increase in Radiation Exposure Occurred:Although the major reason for this increase in radiation exposure is the improved health care resulting from these noninvasive, accurate imaging tools, there are concerns about the overutilization of these exams.At a recent international conference, the Executive Director of the NCRP, cited self-referral, the process by which nonradiologist providers buy imaging equipment and refer patients to these in-office scanners, as a primary driver of this dramatic increase in radiation exposure. Nonradiologist providers often lack even basic radiation safety training and may not be aware of potential repercussions to patients of ordering and often administering high volumes of scans.Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports as well as peer-reviewed studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and elsewhere have shown that when physicians refer patients to facilities in which they have a financial interest, imaging utilization is significantly increased. From 1998-2005, in the Medicare system, the number of self-referred, in-office CT, MRI, and nuclear medicine scans performed grew at triple the rate of the same exams performed in all settings. Private insurance studies indicate that as much as half of this self-referred imaging is unnecessary; in many instances needlessly exposing patients to radiation. Provider fear of litigation, advancing technology, and patient demand may have also contributed to this increase in exposure.What Has Been Done to Counteract This Trend:The ACR, in an effort to stem the unnecessary growth in radiation dose that Americans receive from imaging, has worked with other radiology organizations to educate all stakeholders in the principles of radiation safety and appropriate utilization of imaging.For years, the ACR has promoted radiation safety among radiologist, nonradiologists, and the public through ACR guidelines and technical standards, facility accreditation programs, government relations efforts, and ACR Appropriateness Criteria® to educate referring physicians on the most appropriate imaging exams for given indications, continuing medical education offerings, and the ACR patient education Web site, www.radiologyinfo.org, a cooperative effort with the Radiological Society of North America.ACR Appropriateness Criteria® (www.acr.org/ac) help physicians prescribe the most appropriate imaging exam for more than 200 clinical conditions. ACR Accreditation mandates that the providers reading scans meet basic education and training standards, that the imaging equipment is surveyed regularly by a medical physicist to ensure that it is functioning properly and radiation dose is not excessive, and that the technologists administering the test are appropriately certified. The organizations listed above urge patients and providers to visit the “Radiology Safety” section of the ACR Web site (www.acr.org/safety) as well as the “Radiation Safety” section of www.radiologyinfo.org, and the Image GentlySM site (www.imagegently.org) for more information regarding radiation exposure from medical imaging exams. Patients should also keep a record of their X-ray history and before undergoing a scan, should ask their physician:- Why do I need this exam?- How will having this exam improve my health care?- Are there alternatives that do not use radiation which are equally as good?- Is this facility ACR accredited? (www.acr.org/facility-search) – Does the physician ordering the scan have a financial interest in the facility providing the exam (i.e., Do they directly profit from ordering the scan?)?- Is my child receiving a “kid-size” radiation dose (for pediatric exams)?“Mandatory accreditation for mammography facilities has undoubtedly helped to raise the quality of care provided nationwide and screening mammography has been proven to save lives. Mammograms utilize relatively low levels of radiation. Women should speak to their radiologist and their referring physician regarding any concerns they may have and should not put off getting scheduled mammograms or other imaging procedures which they may need,” said Society of Breast Imaging President Carol H. Lee, MD.What Government Can Do:Medical imaging has transformed the practice of medicine as imaging studies increasingly replace more invasive, and often more costly, techniques for any number of indications. However, government regulation regarding which providers can perform these scans and the quality of equipment used must keep pace with this advancing technology.There are currently no federal standards for in-office, high-tech medical imaging providers or for imaging facilities not registered as independent diagnostic testing facilities (IDTF’s). Congress did recently pass the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (H.R. 6331), which requires that nonhospital imaging facilities be accredited and would establish a pilot program to measure the beneficial quality and cost effects of incorporating appropriateness criteria into the imaging ordering process. However, the appropriateness criteria pilot will not begin until 2010 while the accreditation provisions do not take effect until 2012.Most nonradiologist providers receive little, if any, radiation physics or imaging training. Knowledge of the correct use of these technologies is not universal by any means. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and positron emission tomography (PET) are not ancillary services. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) should remove them from the list of procedures protected under the “in-office ancillary exception” to federal law, which allows providers to directly profit financially from referring patients to MRI, CT, and PET scanners which they own.CMS should also clamp down on leasing arrangements. Currently, nonradiologists can lease time in an imaging center and claim that the imaging center is now part of their practice. They then refer patients to be scanned in that imaging center during the time that they have leased. This creates a direct financial incentive to do more imaging, which studies have shown significantly increases the number of scans performed and often (in regard to CT and PET) the number of patients exposed to radiation.“The radiology community has embraced the ‘ALARA’ or ‘as low as reasonably achievable’ concept espousing that providers use only the amount of radiation necessary to obtain optimal images. Radiologists are working to lower dose and to educate elected officials, government agency staff, and referring physicians of the need for further steps toward this goal,” said ACR Chair Thrall.Source: Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA)For more information: NCRPpublications.org and www.medicalimaging.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo In free agency, the Cardinals picked up some defensive help. They signed defensive linemen Corey Peters and Cory Redding, and also added linebackers Sean Weatherspoon and LaMarr Woodley. But history suggests those players won’t exactly help pressure the quarterback. None of them have had more than five sacks in a season since 2011, and besides Woodley, none have had more than eight sacks in a season. Weatherspoon and Woodley didn’t even record a single sack last year, thanks to injuries. So, the draft may be the best option for immediate pass-rushing improvement.On Sunday, the Cardinals met with pass-rushing prospect Randy Gregory. The defensive end had 17.5 sacks and 120 total tackles the last two seasons. Other pass-rushing prospects the Cardinals have been linked to in the draft tracker are Kentucky’s Alvin “Bud” Dupree and Virginia’s Eli Harold. Both of them had at least seven sacks each of the last two seasons. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The NFL draft is less than three weeks away, and the Arizona Cardinals own the 24th pick. Many draft trackers have them choosing a running back, but Grantland’s Bill Barnwell says the Cardinals have a bigger need at a different position.Arizona CardinalsBiggest Need: Pass-rusherOther Needs: RB, C, NTIt wouldn’t be unreasonable to suggest the Cardinals should have been in pursuit of a pass-rusher during each of the last three offseasons. They’ve managed to succeed without one, but the people who helped them do so aren’t around anymore. In 2013, they got a final gasp from John Abraham, who delivered 11.5 sacks at the age of 35. In 2014, with Abraham missing virtually the entire season, defensive coordinator Todd Bowles went with a defensive-back-heavy approach and blitzed on 43.1 percent of opposing dropbacks, the third-highest rate in the league. The creative Bowles left in January to take over as head coach of the Jets, leaving Arizona back in the pass-rushing weeds. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Cardinals had 35 sacks as a team last season, which was good for 24th in the league. It was a big drop-off from the year before in which they had 47 sacks. Last year, just three players had more than two sacks. Alex Okafor had eight, Calais Campbell tallied seven and Frostee Rucker finished with five. Comments   Share   last_img read more

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