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Tea exports fall during JanFeb 2019

first_imgKolkata: Country-wise tea exports during the months of January and February this year fell to 41.60 million kilograms from 44.72 million kilograms during the same period last year, according to Tea Board data. Exports to CIS countries during the first two month period of 2019 fell to 9.20 million kilograms from 11.36 million kilograms in same period of 2018. Exports to Iran during the period touched 11.37 million kilograms during the first two months of 2019, a rise from 5.13 million kilograms in the same period of 2018, it said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Exports to Pakistan fell marginally to 2.35 million kilograms during the period in 2019, from 2.68 million kilograms in the same period of 2018. Value of exports during the two-month period of 2019 increased to Rs 934.08 crore, as compared to Rs 858.47 crore in the same period of 2018. Unit price per kilogram during the period increased to Rs 224.34 per kilogram in 2019 as compared to Rs 191.97 per kilogram in the same period 2018. During the 11-month period from April 2018 to February 2019, country-wise exports stood at Rs 231.75 million kilograms, as compared to 236.07 million kilograms in the same period from April 2017 to February 2018. Value of exports during the 11-month period from April 2018 to February 2019 stood at Rs 4993.07 crore, lower from Rs 4676.03 crore in the similar period from April 2017 to February 2018. Unit price per kilogram during the 11-month period from April 2018 to February 2019 was higher at Rs 215.45 from Rs 198.08 in the similar period from April 2017 to February 2018.last_img read more

The BRICS New Development Bank to Ensure Health of the Global

Tunis – The BRICS Development Bank is a multilateral development bank supported by the BRICS states (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), which are the Bank’s members. The BRICS countries make up one third of the world’s land area and 40 percent of the world’s total population. Their combined GDP is about 20 percent of the world’s GDP.The idea for the creation of the bank was proposed by India and was first discussed as the main theme of a BRICS meeting during the 2012 G20 summit. On March 27, 2015, at the fifth BRICS summit in South Africa, the BRICS leaders announced the creation of a new development bank as an alternative to the World Bank and to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). However, according to the president of the BRICS Development Bank, “Our objective is not to challenge the existing system as it is but to improve and complement the system in our own way.” The main goal of the bank is to “Mobilize resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries.”[1]At the 6th BRICS summit in Brazil in July 2014, the BRICS countries signed the Agreement on the New Development Bank. At the 7th BRICS summit in July 2015 in Russia marked the entry into force of the agreement.The New Development Bank starts with 50 billion dollars of capital, and the amount will be doubled in the next years. K. Vaman Kamath of India was appointed the first President of the New Development Bank for the first five years. Shanghai was selected as the headquarters of the bank and each participant country holds an equal share of voting rights. None, however, have veto power.In summary, this new development bank is an important achievement for the BRICS nations, and could also provide financing to help the global economy grow more quickly.[1]  Agreement on the New Development Bank , Fortaleza.  Government of Brazil. (15 July 2014). read more

Switzerland Denies Muslim Couple Citizenship for Refusing to Shake Hands

Rabat – The city of Lausanne in Switzerland has denied Swiss citizenship to a Muslim couple over signs of supposedly incompatible cultural differences.The town’s “municipality said it refused to grant the couple’s citizenship application over their lack of respect of gender equality,” Association France-Presse (AFP) reported Saturday, quoting the mayor of Lausanne, Gregoire Junod.According to some conservative interpretations of Islam’s Holy Scriptures, including the Qur’an and the hadith (the record of the deeds and words of the Prophet Mohammed), Muslims are prohibited from physical contact with people of the opposite sex. An exception to the strict interpretation of the Scriptures is only possible when the person of the opposite sex is a member of the devout Muslim’s family or close circle, for example a cousin or a male relative of a woman’s husband.According to the mayor of Lausanne, months-long interactions between the couple and a three-member commission led to the conclusion that the couple did not qualify for Swiss citizenship. Explaining his municipality’s ruling to deny the couple citizenship, Junod explained that “they did not shake hands with people of the opposite sex.” The mayor also mentioned that the couple “showed great difficulty in answering questions asked by people of the opposite sex.”‘A Swiss tradition’The municipality of Lausanne adheres to the laws of the Cantons of Vaud, Switzerland’s legal system that guarantees freedom of belief and religion. Although Junod acknowledged the Muslim couple’s right to religious and personal freedom, he argued that “religious practice does not fall outside the law,” a hint at the importance that Swiss tradition gives to handshake.In 2016, many in Switzerland were dissatisfied when a school in the north of the country ruled in favor of two Syrian brothers who refused to shake hands with their teacher, AFP reported. The two brothers had argued that their religious belief prohibited shaking hands with a person of the opposite sex.However, the brothers’ attitude and the school’s approval of it stood in stark contrast with “the Swiss tradition” that children shake their teacher’s hands as a sign of respect. “Amid the outcry regional authorities quickly overruled the school’s decision,” AFP noted.Commenting on the decision to deny the couple citizenship, Pierre-Antoine Hildbrand, the vice-mayor of Lausanne who was also part of the commission that questioned the couple, said that he was “very satisfied with the decision.” “The constitution and equality between men and women prevails over bigotry,” the vice-mayor argued.The couple has 30 days to appeal to a court for a possibility of overruling should the legal authorities deem the couple’s freedom of conscience more legally convincing than the Lausanne municipality’s adherence to tradition. read more

National Energy Board grants Imperial Oil more time to build Mackenzie Gas

CALGARY — The National Energy Board is giving Imperial Oil until the end of 2022 to start building the long-delayed Mackenzie Gas Project, a pipeline that would ship natural gas from the Northwest Territories to northern Alberta.The board originally approved the project in December 2010 and the federal cabinet of then-prime minister Stephen Harper sanctioned it the next year.But one of the conditions was that construction had to start by the end of 2015.East coast ‘renaissance’: Oil producers flock to area, committing $1.2B in parcels after law changeFormer NEB chair says politicians should stay out of pipeline reviews as energy watchdog comes under siegeLast year, Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) asked the board for a seven-year extension on that deadline because low gas prices had forced the companies behind the project to delay development.In granting approval of the extension, the board said the project was still in the public interest.The decision now goes to the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for final approval.The natural gas market has been transformed since proponents first filed for regulatory approval more than a decade ago, with shale formations in Canada and the United States providing a closer, cheaper and more abundant source of natural gas.Premier Bob McLeod of the Northwest Territories has been a supporter of the project, saying it would bring prosperity to the North, but some groups have opposed it on environmental grounds.The proposed $16.1 billion pipeline would run 1,200 kilometres from gas fields near the coast of the Beaufort Sea to the northern Alberta boundary, where it would link up with existing gas pipelines. read more

Lankan woman in US wins car by kissing it for two days

Jayasuriya said she was surprised to win. There were times she felt like giving up during the contest, she said. “I had a couple of freak-out moments like something was in my eye,” she said. She said she would then tell herself she could keep going.The car Jayasuriya won is worth $23,108. The other six finalists who had kept their lips pressed to two cars on and off since 7 a.m. Monday won a variety of prizes, including Austin City Limits passes and tickets to Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and the Chainsmokers.The competition started with 20 contestants but most never made it to the end because they took their lips off the cars they were kissing, either because they fell asleep, got distracted or just wanted to leave.The contestants had a 10-minute break every hour. They also were required to rotate around the cars they were kissing and had to spend time sitting and standing. The event drew national attention and part of it was filmed by ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America.”About 150 people initially entered the contest but a drawing narrowed that down to the 20 people who competed.Anne Hudson, an on-air personality for the radio station, said she was not surprised that seven people lasted the full 50 hours. “They were determined,” she said. (Colombo Gazette) Her husband, Ashan Panagoda, was at Southwest Kia Round Rock on Wednesday morning when she won the car. She called out to him, “I want to go to the beach,” before he gave her a big hug. August Kostroun, a 36-year-old draftsman and designer from Round Rock, was one of the finalists. He said the friends and family who texted him during the contest helped him last until the very end. The hardest part was when it was his turn to sit down, he said, because he would lose circulation in his legs and get cramps. Jayasuriya, who is married and works in a state health lab, is a native of Sri Lanka. She said she and her husband were sharing one car since since she had to give up on her 1998 Toyota Camry because it broke down too much. A 30-year-old Sri Lankan woman in Austin in the US won a new car Wednesday by keeping her lips locked on it for 50 hours, My Statesman reported.Dilini Jayasuriya got the keys to a 2017 Kia Optima LX after winning a drawing that included the six other people who had finished the “Kiss a Kia” contest held by 96.7 KISS FM radio at Southwest Kia in Round Rock. read more

Risk of bird flu spreading in humans remains high – UN health

The analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO) reports a mortality rate of over 50 per cent and calls for better collection of essential data to understand and refine case management of H5N1, which experts fear could, in a worst case scenario, mutate into a deadly human pandemic. “The sharing of data may be seen as part of an early warning system that will collectively defend all countries against a common threat,” it says, noting that in May the UN World Health Assembly called for immediate voluntary compliance with provisions seeking such speedy communications. “If countries comply with these provisions, they will greatly assist themselves, the international community and WHO in monitoring evolving situations and supporting adequate responses as well as enabling reliable risk assessments to be made,” it adds. As of the end of last month there had been only 228 confirmed human cases, 130 of them fatal, since the current outbreak started in South East Asia in December 2003, nearly all of them ascribed to contact with infected birds. The so-called Spanish flu outbreak of 1918, also starting from a bird flu virus, is estimated to have killed from 20 million to 40 million people worldwide by the time it run its course two years later. The analysis, based on epidemiological data on all 205 laboratory-confirmed cases reported to WHO through the end of this April, reaches the following conclusions: The overall case-fatality rate was 56 per cent, with the highest rate in persons aged 10 to 39 years. Half of the cases occurred in people under the age of 20 and 90 per cent of cases in people under 40 years. The case-fatality profile by age group differed from that seen in seasonal influenza, where mortality is highest in the elderly. The number of new countries reporting human cases increased from 4 to 9 after last October following the geographical extension of outbreaks among birds. The overall case-fatality rate was highest in 2004 (73 per cent), followed by 63 per cent to date in 2006, and 43 per cent in 2005. Cases have occurred all year round, but human cases peaked during the period roughly corresponding to winter and spring in the northern hemisphere. If this pattern continues, an upsurge in cases could be anticipated starting in late 2006 or early 2007. The median interval between symptom onset and hospitalization and symptom onset and death remained substantially unchanged during the three years, at 4 days for the former 9 days for the latter. As of 20 June, 10 countries had reported human cases: Azerbaijan, Cambodia, China, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Thailand, Turkey and Viet Nam. Viet Nam has registered the highest number of cases and deaths at 93 and 42 respectively, though none this year, followed by Indonesia with 51 and 39, most of them this year. read more

Record number of cancelled urgent operations in NHS hospitals

first_imgBut a spokesman for NHS England said that anyone who needed to be in hospital would be found a place.“As in previous years we have well-rehearsed plans in place this winter to maximise bed availability and minimise the potential for cancelled operations, but we do recognise we are going into this winter facing the highest demand ever,” he said.A Government spokesman defended the level of NHS funding.”The NHS is busier than ever but hospitals are coping well with increased winter demand – supported by an additional £400 million to manage seasonal pressures,” he said. “We are committed to delivering a safer seven day NHS which is why we have invested £10 billion to fund the NHS’s own plan to transform services in the future”. “Waiting for an operation is stressful enough even when everything goes smoothly, to be told that your operation has been delayed heaps even more strain on patients,” said Norman Lamb, who was a health minister in the Coalition Government.As well as turning patients away from A&E departments, the health service regulator has also asked hospitals to postpone non-urgent operations, such as hip replacement and cataracts, in order to free up more beds.Bosses were given a deadline of Monday December 19 to reduce occupancy from 95 per cent to a recommended safe limit of 85 per cent.The emergency measure was put in place after top NHS officials found “significant gaps” in winter planning at a number of hospitals.The November figures show dozens of hospitals were so busy they did not have a single paediatric intensive care bed free.The overall occupancy rate of paediatric critical was 88.4% in November,compared with 76.4% the previous month and 88.1% in November last year.Mr Lamb urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to boost funding for the NHS, warning it was “being stretched to breaking point”.The Liberal Democrat said the new data represented a “damning indictment” of the Government’s “failure to properly fund the NHS”.”Now patients are paying the price for the Government’s short-sightedness, with record levels of cancelled operations and hospitals being stretched to breaking point. They come in the same month managers were told to turn away thousands of patients from accident and emergency in a bid to stave off a seasonal crisis.NHS England records show 446 urgent operations were cancelled in November, a rise of 24 per cent on the previous month and an 84 per cent hike on November 2015.Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust coped worst with patient demand in November, the data shows, cancelling 48 operations.Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, about which Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt recently said there were serious safety concerns, was forced to cancel 42 urgent operations.Next worse were Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust, which cancelled 31 urgent procedures, followed by North Bristol NHS Trust and Barts Health NHS Trust, which each cancelled 28. Overstretched hospitals were forced to cancel more life-saving operations last month than at any time since official records began, new data reveals.Almost double the number of urgent procedures such as heart surgery were delayed in November than during the same month the year before.MPs said the figures showed hospitals in England are “close to breaking point” even before most parts of the country are hit by severe winter weather, which traditionally exacerbates demand for services. Waiting for an operation is stressful enough even when everything goes smoothlyNorman Lamb MP, former health ministerlast_img read more

Garcia Parrondo ready for Velux EHF F4 in Cologne

BM Atletico MadridCologneRoberto Garcia ParrondoVelux EHF F4 ← Previous Story Strahinja Milic stays in Vardar Skopje Next Story → Viborg HK is almost a Danish champion! Two months since he got injured in the EHF CL match, BM Atletico Madrid’s right wing Roberto Garcia Parrondo seems to be ready for the Velux EHF F4 in Cologne, where he will be usefull add to the squad near Luc Abalo.Parrondo will be part of the squad for the next ASOBAL match against Amaya Sport. The only question is how much he will be fit for tough tournament in Germany after two months break.BM Atletico will play against AG Copenhagen in Velux EHF F4 semi-final.photo: bmatleticodemadrid.es read more

Play Munster v Leinster semi final at Croke Park if they both

first_imgFOLLOWING SUNDAY’S HEINEKEN Cup draw for the knock-out stages, Munster and Leinster will need to pull a couple of big performances out of the hat to respectively eliminate their French opponents.Munster welcome four-time European champions Toulouse to Thomond Park for the first-time while Leinster must travel to the home of reigning champions Toulon. The provinces will meet in their third Heineken Cup semi final if they both emerge victorious. Former Munster flanker David Wallace believes the clash would be perfectly suited to Croke Park.While the Aviva Stadium can accommodate 51,700 fans, the GAA headquarters has a capacity of 82,300. Indeed, a crowd of 82,208 spectators watched Leinster defeat Munster 25-6 at Croke Park in the 2009 semi final. Wallace, who featured in the Munster back row that day, told TheScore.ie that the ERC should look upon it as a viable staging post.He said, “I don’t think it matters where it’s played. It could be played on a green in the middle of a housing estate and I still think it would be an epic match. A lot of water has to go under the bridge before then; two massive teams have to be beaten to get that result.“People are starting to look forward to it and say ‘What if?’ but it would obviously be a great money-spinner to have it in Croke Park.”The Allianz Football League final is slated in for the same weekend of the Heineken Cup semi finals — 25-27 April — but would most likely be played on the Sunday. A Munster v Leinster clash could feasibly take place the day before.Jonny Sexton gets in Ronan O’Gara’s grill during the 2009 semi final after Gordon D’Arcy’s first half try. INPHO/James CrombieLooking ahead to the quarter final fixtures, Wallace commented, “Leinster will be a little bit disappointed that they’re going away to Toulon. I think they would have preferred to come down to Munster and I don’t think they ever would have said that before.”He added, “It’s very hard to go to France but when you have a team like Toulon, the champions, it’s even harder. They’ll probably want to make themselves into a great team by winning two on the trot and it’s possible s they have that class of player. It will be tough but if I was to bet on any side, apart from Munster, to go down and beat Toulon, it would be Leinster.”“Munster would be happy to play Toulouse. That’s a first, that Toulouse are coming down to Limerick. We never had them in the pool stages and never played them in Thomond Park. It’s going to be a massive game but they will all be relishing it.”*David Wallace, (pictured here with Daniella Moyles and some excited Ireland fans) was speaking at the Lansdowne Road yesterday to promote Aviva Advantages, who are offering rugby fans the chance to win access to the Aviva VIP Lounge for the Ireland v Scotland Six Nations game.Ireland captain Paul O’Connell signs two year deal with Munster and IRFUWallace commends IRFU on securing services of ‘inspirational’ O’Connelllast_img read more

Greek scientist heads new discovery into understanding aggression

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A Greek scientist had made an exciting new discovery surrounding the biological mechanism that underpins aggressive behaviour in humans.Titled ‘A neural network for intermale aggression to establish social hierarchy’ and published in scientific journal Nature Neuroscience, the study conducted on male mice was led by Christian Broberger together with lead author Stefanos Stagkourakis and a group of researchers from medical university Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.Through their observations they have shed light on the up until now mysterious group of brain cells that are linked to aggression and subsequent reactions, and even managed to manipulate the aggression response by inhibiting and activating the neurons.The group of neurons located in the ventral premammillary nucleus (PMv) of the hypothalamus, which controls many of our fundamental drives, play a key role in initiating aggressive behaviour.During the study researchers noted the mice become aggressive when a new male mouse was placed in their cage, resulting in an increase in active PMv neurons.The team then manually activated the PMv neurons through optogenetics – a form of light used to control cells in living tissue – and as a result manipulated the initiation of aggressive behaviour in situations where the mice would not normally instinctively attack, while on the other hand, they were also able to inhibit the PMv to stop an attack.Meanwhile the team also noted that PMv neurons had the ability to activate other parts of the brain, including reward centres, which Stagkourakis said could explain why mice naturally make their way to a place where they have experienced an aggressive situation.“We also found that the brief activation of the PMv cells could trigger a protracted outburst, which may explain something we all recognise – how after a quarrel has ended, the feeling of antagonism can persist for a long time,” he said.The team hopes their findings will add to the knowledge surrounding aggressive behaviour and the origins of violence to assist with or, better yet, avoid lasting mental trauma and the costly structural and economic consequences on society.Stagkourakis graduated from The University General Hospital of Heraklion’s Department of Neurology. He went on to pursue studies at the Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Neuroscience, and now conducts research on the neural control of innate and learnt animal behaviour.Stefanos Stagkourakis. Photo: Cisionlast_img read more

Makeshift Dhaka markets thrive on qurbani meat

first_imgThree friends sell the beef they bouhgt from poor people at Malibagh railway crossing, Dhaka on Monday. Photo: UNBThere was an uncommon scene at Malibagh railway crossing in Dhaka on Monday, Eid, with people buying the meat of sacrificed animals.People, mostly from low-income families, gathered there to buy beef from those who had colleced the ‘qurbani’ meat from door to door, as Muslims distribute one third of the flesh of the sacrificed animals among the poor.Some seasonal traders were also found at the makeshift market selling beef after buying it from the poor at a low price.A certain Md Hedayetullah came to the market from Banasree to buy beef as he could not slaughter any animal. “I’ve bought 5 kg of beef for my family for Tk 2,000 only,” he said.A woman buys beef cheaply at a makeshift meat market at Malibagh railway crossing, Dhaka on Monday. Photo: UNBSaleha Begum of Badda said, “I didn’t go houde to house to collect beef. That’s why I’m here and bought 5 kg of beef for only Tk 1,500.”Majid Miah from Bogura had brought 10 goats to sell at the livestock market in the capital but didn’t make much of a profit. He then took up working as an assistant to the butchers who slaughter the animals and prepare the meat, and thus collected 10 kg of beef.“I’m selling beef at Tk 200 per kg as buyers are offering low prices due to the availability of huge beef here,” he told UNB.Md Humayun, also from Bogura, said, “I come here every year during Eid-ul-Azha to make some extra money after collecting beef and selling it at the make-shift market.”A man sells beef cheap at a makeshift meat market at Malibagh railway crossing, Dhaka on Monday. Photo: UNB“I’ve collected 8 to 10 kgs of beef this year although the quality of meat is not very good. This is why I’m selling it T Tk 300 per kg,” he said.A seller, Hanif, told UNB that he got 5 kg of beef from his employer and earned Tk 2,400 after selling it.Amena Begum living in a city slum told UNB that she procured around 12 kgs of beef and sold the entire amount for Tk 500 per kg.Three young men were found selling large amounts of beef on a mat at the railway crossing. One of them, Md Imran, said, “Two of my friends and I invested Tk 50,000 and bought around 170 kgs of beef from poor people. We’re now re-selling it here.”He said they gathered the beef at Tk 200-300 per kg from Gulshan and Siddheswari of the capital. “We’re now selling the beef at Tk 500 per kg.”Many people gather at a makeshift meat market at Malibagh rail crossing, Dhaka on Monday to buy beef at a low price. Photo: UNBLike Malibagh, makeshift beef markets were set up in other areas of the capital, including Rampura, Badda, Mirpur, Natun Bazar and Maghbazar.There was plenty of local cattle in the country to meet the demand for sacrificial animals during the Eid-ul-Azha this year.The Department of Livestock Services (DLS) said 577,416 commercial farms and farmers had around 11,788,563 sacrificial animals against a demand of 11,000,000 cattle.last_img read more

The UK is Getting a New Quidditch League

first_img Toy Tuesday: The Best Animal ToysGrab Your Wand: ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ Launches June 21 Stay on target Quidditch is a fictional sport, but that hasn’t stopped it from going international in the real world, and it’s only just beginning to expand.England is launching its own Quidditch Premier League with eight teams and hopes to have its inaugural season next year.Each team will represent a different region of the country. The names announced are The London Monarchs, The Southwest Broadside, The Southeast Knights, The Eastern Mermaids, The Northern Watch, The Yorkshire Roses, The East Midland Archers, and The West Midland Revolution.The website states that organizers were inspired by the popularity of the sport in the United States. The International Quidditch Association was founded in 2005 on the Middlebury College campus in Vermont and has since grown to over 96 teams as of 2011.The last World Cup was held this year in Germany, with Australia taking the title. The UK is usually represented internationally by QuidditchUK, and the Premier League hopes to partner with them to share resources.The UK league isn’t the first of its kind, but it is another way for Quidditch to gain some ground as an actual sport, just with modified rules. In our version, the “quaffle” is instead a semi-deflated volleyball thrown through hoops. The snitch is a small tennis ball put inside a sock and attached to the seeker’s shorts. Players still ride around on broomsticks, but obviously, they don’t fly. Bludgers exist, and when a player is hit by one, they must return to one of their goalposts before re-entering the game.“The Quidditch Premier League is such an exciting opportunity and development,” said director Jack Lennard. “It’s an opportunity for the sport to grow and gain prestige. It’s an opportunity for players to compete at the highest level. And, most importantly, it’s an opportunity for more people in more places to find out about this incredible sport.”Tryouts are expected to be held next year. You think you have what it takes?last_img read more

Update Poor workmanship results in power cuts

first_imgDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Numerous businessmen in Illing Road and Newcastle Road were up in arms due to a sudden power cut yesterday (Monday).From around 12pm until 10.30pm last night, electricity was off in these areas, making trading impossible.“6 hours lost in trade time, plus we had to go out in the middle of the night to sort out our compressors. How do we survive, especially over a month-end period? We expect compensation from the municipality for the loss of trade,” said one businessman in Illing Road.According to another shop owner, numerous phone calls to the municipality left them baffled, as no one was able to indicate what time power would be restored, nor could they provide reasons for the power outage.It is believed that contractors working in the area ripped through cables, resulting in complete darkness in the affected areas.A team of dedicated Emnambithi electricians worked in the bitter cold to restore electricity. At around 10.30pm last night, power was back on. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Cook Medical Launches EchoTip ProCore 20 Gage Needle

first_img January 21, 2016 — Cook Medical’s Endoscopy clinical division in November announced the introduction of the latest addition to the EchoTip ProCore product line, the EchoTip ProCore 20 gage needle with ReCoil Stylet. This needle’s flexible design allows physicians to obtain histological samples from difficult anatomical locations.The EchoTip ProCore 20 gage needle can be used with an ultrasound endoscope for fine needle biopsy (FNB) of submucosal lesions, mediastinal masses, lymph nodes and intraperitoneal masses within or adjacent to the gastrointestinal tract. This needle features the ReCoil Stylet, whose automatic recoiling capability helps nurses and technicians more easily manage the stylet, potentially minimizing the risk of contamination.The EchoTip ProCore product line is designed with a core-trap technology that allows physicians to collect tissue samples during a minimally invasive procedure. The high-definition dimpling pattern on the needle helps physicians visualize the needle under ultrasound.“You need sufficient quality of material to correctly characterize tumors and conditions,” according to Prof. Marc Giovannini, M.D., Ph.D., Endoscopic Unit, Paoli-Calmettes Institute Marseilles, France. “The EchoTip ProCore [20 gage] needle is a good compromise between the ease of use of a small needle and the quality of sample you can achieve with a bigger needle.”The device has inspired additional research. Begun earlier this year and scheduled for completion in 2017, the study is titled, “A Multicenter Trial, Comparing a 25G EUS Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Device With a 20G EUS ProCore Fine Needle Biopsy (FNB) Device (ASPRO).” This international study, coordinated by the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, will compare the diagnostic yields accuracy of the 25 gage vs. the 20 gage Cook Medical needles.For more information: www.cookmedical.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… 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 Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more News | Endoscopes | January 21, 2016 Cook Medical Launches EchoTip ProCore 20 Gage Needle News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Related Content News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more last_img read more

ABTA declares Kerala as a Destination to Watch in 2017

first_imgThe Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has named Kerala as a ‘Destination to Watch’ in 2017. ABTA is the UK’s largest and the most influential body of travel agents and tour operators.Kerala is the only entrant from India on the list of 12 tourist hotspots. The list was featured in ABTA’s Travel Trends Report 2017. Kerala held the 8th position, much higher than popular destinations like the U.S., Sardinia, South Africa and Vietnam.The report applauds Kerala’s multitude of experiences for travellers and its natural riches, serene beaches, amazing backwaters, misty hill stations, lush forests and exotic wildlife. It also praised its cultural and culinary offerings.Minister for Tourism, Kadakampally Surendran said, “This latest recognition of Kerala’s stature as a must-visit destination is a matter of pride for us and bodes well for the year ahead.”Principal Secretary (Tourism), Venu V said, “This is an excellent start to the year and will add momentum to our ongoing efforts to promote and showcase Kerala around the world. This is especially important in the U.K., which is our primary source market for tourists.”last_img read more

Man arrested for repeat thefts from car park

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