Image of the Day: Carnival Triumph’s First Call at Dominica

first_imgThe island nation of Dominica welcomed Carnival Triumph, owned and operated by Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL), last week as it made its inaugural call, arriving at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth. With a passenger capacity of 2,754 and crew size of 1,100, Carnival Triumph sailed to the “Nature Island” from Grenada. This is the Triumph’s only scheduled call to Dominica during the 2014/2015 cruise season.Upon leaving Dominica the ship sailed to St. Maarten. Carnival Cruise Lines began calling on Dominica in 1989, but stopped in 2010. This is the third CCL vessel to call on the island since 2010.Cruise tourism is a major component of Dominica’s growing tourism sector. During the 2013/2014 cruise season, there 188 calls which translated into 282,404 passengers.An estimated 191 cruise ships are expected to call to Dominica during the 2014/2015 season, bringing 292,210 visitors to the island. So far during the 2014/2015 cruise season, seven ships have made inaugural calls on Dominica.Image: Discover Dominicalast_img read more

Amendments to Heritage Property Act Introduced

first_imgAn amendment to the Heritage Property Act introduced today, May 23, will provide added protection for municipal heritage properties while the entire act is under review. Under the Heritage Property Act, owners of municipally-registered heritage properties must apply to the municipality if they want to demolish or substantially alter the exterior of a building. The application is reviewed by a heritage advisory committee, with municipal council making a final decision. When a request is denied, the owner must wait one year before altering or demolishing the property without approval. The amendment will extend that waiting period from one to two years and will be in effect until September 1, 2009. A Treasured Past, a Precious Future: A Heritage Strategy for Nova Scotia, released in February, included a commitment for a comprehensive review of the act to begin this year. “This amendment is an interim measure to offer more protection for registered municipal heritage properties while we conduct a thorough review of the act and consult with all interested parties,” said Jamie Muir, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations on behalf of Bill Dooks, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “A two-year waiting period will allow more time to consider all the options to preserve a building with heritage value.” The Heritage Property Act allows for properties to be registered with the municipality, the province, or both. Applications to alter or demolish a provincially-registered heritage property are made to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage following a review by the Advisory Council on Heritage Property, and cabinet makes the final binding decision. There are about 269 provincially-registered and 1,500 municipally-registered heritage properties in Nova Scotia. The full review of the Heritage Property Act is expected to be complete in the fall 2009.last_img read more

Sexual predator Shrubsall fails in bid to have US jail time reduced

first_imgMichael Tutton, The Canadian Press HALIFAX — A New York judge has dealt a setback to William Shrubsall’s bid to reduce his jail time — to the relief of a detective who ended the offender’s spree of violence against Nova Scotia women.A State Supreme Court justice ruled Monday that Niagara County prosecutors didn’t deny Shrubsall’s constitutional right to a speedy trial after he jumped bail and fled to Canada to avoid sentencing on sexual assault charges in 1996.The decision means the 48-year-old American will stand trial for bail jumping — and if convicted that would add a minimum of two years and four months to the similar sentence he’s currently serving.Shrubsall was deported to New York on Jan. 22 after he obtained a controversial release from the Parole Board of Canada based on its view he stood to serve “many more years” in American penitentiaries. Tom Martin, a former Halifax detective who helped track and arrest Shrubsall, says he’s “very pleased” that Shrubsall hasn’t had his bail-jumping charges thrown out.Martin’s investigation was instrumental in having Shrubsall designated a dangerous offender in Canada in 2001 after the American fugitive committed a series of brutal attacks against women in Halifax.The crimes Martin probed included the fracturing of one victim’s skull with a baseball bat in 1998 to the point she spent five days in a coma and almost died.“They were by far the most extreme instances of violence against women I saw in my entire career,” the veteran investigator said in an interview.Martin has called the parole board decision “absurd” because it was based partly on assumptions regarding jail time Shrubsall might face in the United States for lesser crimes.He has followed Shrubsall’s recent legal proceedings with concern.“He was saying there was an undue delay in his trial so the charges should be delayed. It’s ridiculous because he was arrested here, gave a false name and false identity and had to serve time in Canada,” said Martin.“So the delay was his own doing.”In his written decision, Justice Richard Kloch of the Niagara County Supreme Court said he refused Shrubsall’s argument because “the reason for the delay is the defendant absconding the state.”He also said the possibility of an extradition of Shrubsall to face the lesser charges in the United States was always, at best, “uncertain.”The defence lawyer had argued there was little evidence that Canada ever refused a request for Shrubsall’s extradition, and therefore New York’s district attorneys had failed in their duty to prosecute.In addition, public defender Jenelle Faso Messer said that witnesses and evidence are no longer available.Public prosecutor Caroline Wojtaszek said that initially U.S. authorities simply didn’t know where Shrubsall was after he suddenly disappeared on the third day of his sexual abuse trial, leaving a suicide note.In Canada, Shrubsall — who has changed his name to Ethan Simon Templar MacLeod — used a series of aliases as he first stalked a woman he’d met and then went on to commit brutal crimes against three others.In February 1998, he inflicted the baseball bat assault on a clerk in a Halifax waterfront store.Three months later, he beat, robbed and sexually assaulted a 19-year-old university student in a south-end Halifax driveway. And in June 1998, he choked and confined a 26-year-old woman.That came on top of his American crimes, which included beating his mother to death when he was 17 in their home in Niagara Falls, N.Y. He told the court at the time that his mother had abused him.This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Oct. 2, 2019. last_img read more

Steve Earle To Host Benefit Show

first_imgSteve Earle and The Dukes are hosting a benefit concert in NYC on December 14 to help raise important funds for children diagnosed with Autism.John Henry’s FriendsThis will be the first show in New York City since Steve Earle and The Dukes’ new album Terraplane.Joined by Jackson Browne, Justin Townes Earle and The Mastersons, this evening of amazing music is sure to be a memorable one.All net proceeds raised by ticket sales will be donated to the McCarton School, which provides year-round individualized instruction to children with Autism, ages 3 to 21. McCarton specializes in teaching students the academic, social and motor skills needed to lead full and productive lives as they integrate into their communities. This is a topic dear to Steve as his 5-year old son, John Henry, attends the school.For details about the event, click here.last_img read more

Amazigh Community in US Celebrates Amazigh New Year 2965

Marrakech – The Amazigh Cultural Network in the US is hosting a celebration to ring in the Amazigh new year 2965 in Armory Hall, in Everett, Massachusetts. The event will take place on January 24 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.Unlike the Christian and Islamic calendar, the Amazigh calendar does not correlate with any religious event, but triggers off of an historic event: the anniversary of the victory of the Amazigh leader Shashank I in the reign of Ramses II over the Pharaohs, and the unification of Libya with Egypt and the Levant.Since that time (measured as 950 BC in the Christian calendar), the Amazigh people have celebrated annually the triumph of Shashank, the founder of the 22nd Family in the reign of Ramses II. The Amazigh New Year’s Eve corresponds also to the eve of the Agricultural Year in North Africa (a calendar adopted by farmers to determine when they can cultivate their fields according to defined periods. The celebration provides an opportunity to discover traditional live Amazigh music and dance, from different regions of North Africa, and features an exhibition table demonstrating the close relations of the Amazigh community in the US to its home land, Tamazgha, in North Africa, according to a news release obtained by MWN.Special guest, singer and Arabs Got Talent star Jennifer Grout, will perform during the celebration.The organizers welcome all Amazigh and other interested people to attend the celebration and enjoy traditional Amazigh cuisine, including couscous and hot tea with mint.Edited by Elisabeth Myers read more

NAFTA energy clause draws criticism from Canadian voices on the right and

CALGARY — As NAFTA 2.0 negotiations begin, an old trade issue with a strange name has emerged to create unlikely allies across the political spectrum and staunch defenders in the oilpatch.The “proportionality clause” originally appeared in the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement of 1988 and became a major issue in that year’s federal election that returned Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to office. It was replicated six years later in the North American Free Trade Agreement (although Mexico won an exemption).The clause can be invoked if a government in Canada reduces U.S. access to Canadian oil, natural gas, coal, electricity and refined petroleum products without a corresponding reduction in domestic access to those products — in other words, the ratio of energy exports versus supply must remain consistent, or proportional.The left-leaning Council of Canadians says the clause erodes sovereignty and gives the U.S. too much control over Canadian energy production.The business-friendly Conference Board of Canada says the clause is an outdated restriction that isn’t needed in today’s energy-rich world and should be cast aside.“What happened with NAFTA is that Canadian oil and gas became North American oil and gas and we have very little control of it,” said Maude Barlow, honorary chair of the Council of Canadians, in an interview.“We feel very strongly this is a chance to reopen what should never have been signed in the first place.”She said the proportionality clause could allow the U.S. to prevent Canada from choking back oilsands production to meet its international environmental commitments, for instance, or to interfere if Canada tries to keep more oil and gas for domestic use during an energy shortage.Michael Burt, a director with the Conference Board, said the clause isn’t fair because it doesn’t cover Mexico, whose energy industry is being opened to private investment after decades of government ownership.“Evidence would suggest that it hasn’t really been a binding constraint at any point in the 25 years of NAFTA,” he added.“It’s not really adding any value and it’s taking away potential future flexibility in terms of policy responses, whether it’s to a crisis or to climate change mediation.”While the Canadian think-tanks oppose the clause in submissions to the federal government, the energy industry itself prefers it to an alternative that could include government meddling in energy markets.“It was put in there basically as a ‘good neighbour’ clause,” said Nick Schultz, vice-president and general counsel at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, who was involved in free trade negotiations in the 1980s as an Ottawa trade lawyer.“It’s not the evil thing that people have long tried to characterize it as. It’s simply saying … treat your customers fairly.”He said the clause was created following global oil supply crises in the 1970s and the imposition of the National Energy Program in Canada in 1980. The NEP aimed to promote Canadian energy security by favouring domestic over export markets but was blamed for throwing Canada’s energy industry into a deep downturn.Schultz pointed out that proportionality protects energy consumers on both sides of the border — as more U.S. oil products and natural gas replace western Canadian and offshore supplies in Eastern Canada, it will protect Canadian importers from arbitrary U.S. export cuts.In U.S. President Donald Trump’s list of objectives for the NAFTA talks released in July, there’s no mention of proportionality. The one paragraph on energy policy lists general goals, including North American energy security and strong markets.The clause is receiving very little attention in the U.S., said Robert Holleyman, the CEO of trade consulting firm C&M International and a former U.S. trade negotiator in the Obama administration.But that doesn’t mean it’s not important, he said.“It ensures a certain level of North American market security because it ensures that U.S. dependence and reliance on Canada to supply some of our energy needs is largely predictable,” he said.“I suspect the U.S. will not want to give this up.”He said if Canada wants to drop the clause, it would likely have to offer substantial trade-offs in negotiations. The clause seems to be working and, therefore, should probably not be removed, he added.Canada’s position on proportionality is unclear. It wasn’t one of the priorities mentioned by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in a statement Monday.Her office did not immediately respond to a request Tuesday to clarify Canada’s stance.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter. read more

Maritime security working group to be set up in Sri Lanka

The Member States of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) met in Colombo on 4-5 September, 2018 and finalized the Terms of Reference (ToR) at an initial workshop held for the setting up of the Working Group on Maritime Safety and Security, the Foreign Ministry said.At the 17th Council of Ministers held in Durban, South Africa in 2017, it was decided that Sri Lanka will coordinate the implementation of the IORA Action Plan 2017-2021 on Maritime Safety and Security that includes, amongst others, the establishment of the Working Group on Maritime Safety and Security. The ToR outlines the objectives of the Working Group on taking forward the policy priorities set in the Maritime Safety and Security Area which include among others establishing a common understanding between IORA Members States of the collective Maritime Safety and Security risks, threats and opportunities in the Indian Ocean region; establishing an integrated policy approach on Maritime Safety and Security including through capability enhancement and capacity building; building a partnership within the framework of IORA for the strengthening of capacity and capability as well as institution building in the domain of Maritime Safety and Security; and enhancing Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) among IORA Member States.The initial workshop was co-hosted by Sri Lanka and Australia, and was co-chaired by Sri Lanka, Australia, India, Indonesia, Madagascar and South Africa. The Working Group provides a mechanism for engaging maritime officials and experts across Member States to promote regional cooperation by facilitating practical coordination amongst stakeholders. The finalization of the ToR at the workshop marks an important milestone in the work of the IORA Maritime Safety and Security priority area. read more

UN agency honours 2 for contributions to urban settlement issues

A senior Iraqi official and the chair of an organization that promotes partnerships among those involved in water management have been honoured by the United Nations agency dealing with urban issues for their contributions in human settlements development.Nasreen Mustafa Sideek Berwari, Minister for Municipalities and Public Works on Iraq’s Governing Council, and Margaret Catley-Carlson, Chair of the Global Water Partnership and a former Deputy Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), were announced yesterday as the winners of the 2003 Habitat Scroll of Honour Awards given by the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).Ms. Berwari was recognized for her commitment to the welfare of displaced and vulnerable persons in northern Iraq. Speaking at a press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York, she recalled that seven years ago this month, UN-Habitat had appointed her to head one of three offices it had opened in Iraqi Kurdistan to address the needs of more than 4,000 destroyed communities, including towns of more than 30,000 people.Ms. Berwari said she was receiving the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour on behalf of all those who had worked closely with her and who had supported the work at the community level. It was also received on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of families that the reconstruction and resettlement had helped and who had participated in the projects. The programme had completed 25,000 housing units complete with water systems, schools, health centres, roads and other civic facilities.Ms. Catley-Carlson, who was honoured for her contribution to placing water and sanitation on the global political agenda, said she had been trying to get the international community to understand the “silent emergencies” that were occurring because the world did not or could not take on the changes needed to face up to the fact that growing world population was reducing the per capita availability of water, the extraordinary growth rates of cities, and the enormous problems encountered by informal and peri-urban settlements in getting access to water and sanitation.Such quiet emergencies were very difficult, in the sense that for the media to cover the fact that 6,000 children died each day was difficult because it all happened very separately and had been happening for a very long time, Ms. Catley-Carlson said. The continuing water and sanitation crisis was one of trachoma and other unnecessary diseases, like diarrhoea and cholera, which resulted from the lack of access to drinking water and the absence of the habit and availability of sanitation.Listen to UN Radio report read more

Greenhand and Chapter Degrees Awarded at Emery High FFA Ceremony

By Julie JohansenEmery High Future Farmers of America advisor Justin Thornley awarded 70 Greenhand and 14 Chapter degree pins Monday evening in the school’s annual ceremony. Seventy Greenhand degrees in one year is almost unheard of, but is a sign of the growing interest in the program at Emery High as this is the first year that freshman have been at the high school. Applicants for the FFA Greenhand Degree need to be enrolled in vocational agriculture for their second year to receive the bronze pin. Although there were not that many students present at the ceremony, they will receive their pins and certificates at a later date.Fourteen members received their silver pins and FFA Chapter Degree certificates. These degree winners must have completed two years in ag. ed., received their Greenhand Degree, attended five official functions, demonstrated five parliamentary procedures, have a satisfactory scholastic record and conducted 45 hours of a supervised agriculture project. This is the highest degree that a chapter can award. It is prerequisite for the honorary FFA State and National Degrees. Emery High seniors Dax Hall and Chase Christiansen will receive their FFA State Degrees in March at the state convention in Logan at Utah State University.Also competing at the FFA Utah State Convention in Logan in March will be the Emery High parliamentary procedure team and Byron Christiansen in creed speaking, as they were named area winners.State contests for the chapter will be in April. Early morning practices are beginning now and Mr. Thornley is asking for volunteers to help train students for these contests. He also announced an IFA Stock Show Clinic on March 20 at USU Eastern. read more

VIDEO Flying Macedonian Dejan Manaskov

Macedonia made a great step towards knock-out stage at IHF World Championship 2017 in France by beating Tunisia 34:30 in opener at Metz Arena. One of the crucial goals was scored by Rhein Neckar Lowen left wing, Dejan Manaskov, who practically passed all Tunisian players in solo-counter attack to put his team on +4, four minutes until the final whistle.Take a look on it… dejan manaskovfrance 2017 handball ← Previous Story “Sons of the Desert” realistic: We want to attack Belarus and beat Chile Next Story → Gensheimer decides to play in France: That would be a father’s wish read more

Probably the most random thing youll see today

first_imgYouTube/Swampgift9 reasons why you’re the greatest, Bryan Cranston>VIDEO: 16 cats being total arses> SURE WHAT BETTER place to carry out an aerobics class than in the front square of Trinity College Dublin, while others go about their business?This odd video comes via Swamp and Reddit…last_img

Apple Store employees pulling all nighter for Wednesday OS X Lion release

first_imgA few weeks ago, we got really excited when news of Mac OS X 10.7, an OS we’ve been waiting for since August of 2009, was expected to be released on July 14 along with new MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros. We’ve had a few days to get over that uneventful Thursday, and after it came and went, we thought Apple might launch the new products today, Tuesday, July 19. However, that date also got revised to the end of this week.The whole date-change thing is making our heads spin, and we’re sure you feel the same way. However, we can breathe easy – we think. The latest news is that Apple will be releasing Lion along with the new MacBook Airs tomorrow morning. Wednesday will finally bring us peace of mind and allow us to move on to the next Apple rumor: the iPhone 5, of course.AdChoices广告Multiple sources have confirmed this date to be true, saying that Apple’s retail stores will be holding an overnight tonight to prepare their new displays and demo areas.Apparently Apple has received LaCie drives with installation copies of the OS X Lion Golden Master seed that is to be installed on the store’s computers. Posters and other promotional materials have also been delivered and are sealed safely in tubes ready to be pulled out and put on display tonight. We’re sure some Apple fan will be waiting outside one of the stores, ready to snap photos of Apple employees hanging up the new signs.Of course, we can’t guarantee that the new hardware and software will be available tomorrow, but fingers crossed they will and we can all stop guessing.via 9to5 Mac and MacRumorslast_img read more

The search to FindRose

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A mysterious love letter believed to belong to a refugee, has been found washed ashore a Greek beach by Swedish journalist Erik Wiman. The letter kept in tact by a waterproof bag, was discovered by Wiman in late October, while on the island of Samos covering the refugee crisis for Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet.“We know nothing about the letter ¬writer or the woman he writes about, but it is easy to imagine that the meaning of such lines may be an even greater significance for those who have forced to leave a life behind, to try to start a new one in another part of the world,” the journalist wrote in Aftonbladet.“Maybe they’re together or life just has forced them to separate.”Written in Arabic, the letter is addressed to a woman by the name of Rose and signed by Hamody, believed to be short for Mohammed or Ahmad. A English translation of the letter reveals a great deal of passion expressed from the writer to his beloved. “My Rose, I promise you, I will love you until the last minute of my life,” writes Hamody. “I promise you, I will not let anything separate us, whatever happens.”The journalist hopes that posting his findings on the internet that he will be able to track down the couple via the hashtag #FindRose.Source: globalnews.calast_img read more

Surveillance video shows armed robbery at Hollywood Wendys

first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – The Hollywood Police Department has released surveillance video footage of an armed robbery at a Hollywood Wendy’s and is asking for the public’s help.The robbery occurred around 1 a.m. on Feb. 19, at a Wendy’s restaurant located in the area of North 35th Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard.Cameras captured the moment the man entered the doors of the restaurant and pointed a gun at employees before making his way to the other side of the counter.The employees were able to lock themselves in a back office until the robber left.The man left the Wendy’s without taking any money.If you have any information on this armed robbery, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Alaska Farmers Eligible for USDA Transportation Help

first_imgDownload AudioStarting July 21, Alaska farmers can sign up for  the US Department of Agriculture’s Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program.Under the 2014 Farm Bill, farmers outside the contiguous US can now receive a portion of the costs of shipping their agricultural products over long distances.The announcement of the new plan was made last Friday by USDA Farm Service Agency administrator Juan Garcia.Danny Consenstein is the director of the USDA Farm Service Agency. Consenstein said Alaska peony, hay and barley growers will all benefit.  Fish producers are not included in the plan, but oyster farmers in Southeast and Prince William Sound can take advantage of the program.The reimbursement program also pays producers for the costs of  buying supplies needed for planting at the start of the season. The benefits to producers are based on costs incurred each fiscal year, subject to an $8,000 cap.  Reimbursements are usually paid back in the spring, Consenstein said.The ruling also affects Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and other islands far from the US mainland.The  USDA will spend  $1.8 million in  transportation offset costs for producers enrolled in the program in the last year.last_img read more

Researchers discover genomewide variations in gene expression between male and female mammals

first_imgA team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has discovered genome-wide variations in gene expression between male and female mammals. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their RNA sequencing studies in several types of mammals and what they found. Play Researchers find an evolutionarily preserved signature in the primate brain This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Physiological differences between mammalian genders are quite often easy to spot—in addition to organs involved in reproduction, there are skeletal and facial hair differences, as well as height differences. Prior research and anecdotal evidence has also suggested there may be some differences in the way the brain works. But what about variations in gene expression? The researchers in this new effort report that very little research has been done in this area, which is a problem—recent studies have shown that there are many gender-based health issues. Women are more likely to suffer from autoimmune diseases, for example. And men are more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases. To understand why such differences exist, medical scientists need to better understand gender-based variations in the genome. To learn more about gender-based gene expression, the researchers sequenced the RNA of both genders of four non-human mammals: rats, mice, macaques and dogs. As part of their efforts, they tested different tissues in each of the animals to ensure that each germ layer was represented. They also sequenced tissue from all of the most prominent organs. They then compared what they found to similar data collected from human subjects stored in the Genotype Tissue Expression Consortium database.The researchers found examples of hundreds of conserved gender-biased gene expressions in each tissue. As just one example, they found that 12 percent of the gender differences related to average height in humans could be attributed to conserved gender-biased gene expression. They note that such findings are significant because they prove that gender biases in gene expression can lead directly to differences in traits.The researchers also found evidence that suggested such gender-biased gene expressions came about relatively recently, evolutionarily speaking. They suggest this finding indicates that researchers need to pay particular attention to such differences when using non-human models to study gender-based differences in humans. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Credit: CC0 Public Domaincenter_img © 2019 Science X Network Citation: Researchers discover genome-wide variations in gene expression between male and female mammals (2019, July 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: Sahin Naqvi et al. Conservation, acquisition, and functional impact of sex-biased gene expression in mammals, Science (2019). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw7317 Journal information: Science Explore furtherlast_img read more

Siemens PETNET Solutions Receives ANDA Approval for 18F Sodium Fluoride

first_img X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more Image courtesy of Siemens HealthcareOctober 2, 2015 — Siemens’ PETNET Solutions has received Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manufacture and distribute sodium fluoride F 18 injection (18F NaF) across its entire national network of radiopharmacies. The approval for the positron emission tomography (PET) radiopharmaceutical will provide coverage to 99 percent of the U.S. population.18F NaF is indicated for PET bone imaging to define areas of altered osteogenic activity in the body, including metastatic bone disease from cancer. Multiple clinical studies have demonstrated improved sensitivity and specificity of PET/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging compared to single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/planar bone imaging. Early identification of patients at higher risk for developing bone metastases enables practitioners to be proactive in their diagnosis and treatment.PETNET Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens Healthcare.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | October 02, 2015 Siemens’ PETNET Solutions Receives ANDA Approval for 18F Sodium Fluoride Ninety-nine percent of U.S. population will have access to PET radiopharmaceutical for bone imaging News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read morelast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Shes sleek Shes ele

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterShe’s sleek. She’s elegant. She’s the world’s most luxurious ship. Officially welcomed to the Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet on 13 July 2016, and christened by Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco, Seven Seas Explorer will offer Regent Seven Seas Cruises‘ special brand of all-inclusive luxury. From unwinding on the US $150,000 Savoir No. 1 bed in the Regent Suite to dining on specially designed Versace plates, here’s some of the reasons why Seven Seas Explorer is claiming the title of the world’s most luxurious ship ever built.552 crew members catering for the needs of only 750 guests.4822 square metres of balcony space.The size of the ship’s most opulent accommodation, the Regent Suite, is 413 square metres.US$150,000 was spent to set up the luxurious Savoir No. 1 bed found in the Master Bedroom of the Regent Suite. The mattress alone retails for US$90,000.Guests who book the Regent Suite will receive unlimited complimentary treatments in the comfort of their personal in-suite spa retreat.400 Versace place settings designed exclusively for Regent Seven Seas Cruises in Compass Rose.2148 bottles of champagne ordered for Seven Seas Explorer‘s maiden voyage, along with 5712 bottles of red and white wine.Guests enjoy 907 kilograms of lobster at the gourmet restaurants on board during a typical 14–night cruise.158 exquisitely designed crystal chandeliers are found throughout the various restaurants, lounges and other public spaces.4262 square metres of marble found throughout the ship, with more than half of it being Carrera marble from Italy. That’s nearly enough marble to cover the base of the The Great Pyramid of Giza five times.Signature Luxury Travel & Style takes to the seasCathy Wagstaff, Signature Media’s Group Editor & CEO, will be one of the first people – and one of the only Australians – in the world to experience the newest jewel in the dazzling Regent crown, joining one of the ship’s first-ever voyages from Rome on 13 August 2016.Regent has prepared an exciting itinerary for the group of first-time guests, including a welcome reception in Meridian Lounge, dinners at Compass Rose, Pacific Rim, Prime 7 and Chartreuse, and a  ‘Majestic Mediterranean’ cooking class in the Culinary Arts Kitchen.To see more from the journey, follow @signatureluxurytravel on Instagram.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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they believe if India has to prosper bad politics must not be allowed to triumph over good economics But for the politicians irrespective of whether they belong to the BJP or the Congress national interest can be sacrificed at the altar of partisan politics Congress followed this dictum for decades that it was in power at the Centre and in the states The only difference now is that the BJP has replaced the Congress at the helm of national and state politics Both the parties have used poverty of the marginal farmer as the ruse not to tax the agricultural income But the political leaders conveniently gloss over the fact that those who ask for the taxation of the agricultural income — Debroys and Subramanians — do not want the marginal farmer to be taxed; they want those agriculturists who live in palatial houses ride luxury cars and go on expensive foreign jaunts not to be able to escape taxation just because their income solely derives from agriculture As per the records in 2015-16 an estimated 2746 individuals and entities had declared agricultural income of at least Rs 1 crore each Is there any logic why these individuals and entities should not be brought under the purview of taxation It is nobody’s case that an overwhelming majority of farmers who barely make both ends meet should be brought under the tax net As such as per the records in 2012-13 India’s 90 million agricultural households had an annual average earning of Rs 77112 These households would be automatically excluded from the purview of the income tax But what about those who show their annual agricultural income as Rs 1 crore or more Should they also enjoy the income tax exemption Leave individuals alone; what is a greater irony is those multi-millionaire companies which engage in agricultural activity are also benefitting from the "no farm tax" rule A Biju Janata Dal MP Bhatruhari Mahtab said in Parliament: “What is quite known is that there are more than 4 lakh taxpayers claiming exemption from agriculture income in the assessment year 2014-15 The biggest were seed giants like Kaveri Seeds — which claimed Rs 18663 crore exemption and made a profit of Rs 215 crore before tax and multinational Monsanto India which claimed Rs 94 crore as exemption from agricultural income and earned Rs 138 crore profit before tax” "Not taxing the agriculture produce of the farmers is one thing but not taxing the companies who are earning thousands of crores of rupees Individual farmers or companies farming more than 50 acres they are given agricultural income exemption It makes no sense” Mahtab said Subramanian had made the same point when he said that a distinction must be made between the rich and poor farmers while taking a call on taxing agriculture income Debroy echoed the same sentiment when he said that the government must decide the threshold over which an agriculturist will have to pay tax on his income Debroy made a specific suggestion: “Whatever is the threshold on personal income side on urban side should be exactly the same on rural side” He said that there should be no artificial distinction between urban and rural income The KN Raj committee in 1975 and Kelkar Committee in 2002 had made similar recommendations The latter in fact had made a specific suggestion that states should be persuaded to pass a resolution under Article 252 of the Constitution authorising the Centre to impose tax on agricultural income; 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