Starbucks to expand delivery in US China

first_imgNEW YORK — Starbucks is expanding delivery to more stores in the U.S. and China.The company says it will offer delivery from 2,000 U.S. stores by next summer through a partnership with UberEats. It isn’t yet saying which stores will offer it.In China, delivery will be offered from 2,000 stores in 30 cities by the end of this year, up from 150 stores at the end of September. Starbucks is partnering with delivery service in that country.Starbucks made the comments at an investor presentation Thursday in New York.Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson says Starbucks has learned a lot about delivery since launching it in China in September. The company has special spill-proof cups, for example, and is making beverages hotter so they will be the right temperature to drink when they arrive.Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Brock hosts Southern Ontario neuroscientists

Tyler Brown, graduate student from the University of Western Ontario, hangs a poster at the Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association annual meeting.About 140 neuroscientists and graduate students visited Brock on May 7 for the Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association (SONA) annual meeting.Participants from nine universities attended the one-day conference, which saw research talks, poster presentations and friendly socializing in Academic South.The event was a chance to promote Brock’s work in the field of neuroscience, said Stefan Brudzynski, a Brock Psychology professor cross-appointed to Biological Sciences, as well as president of SONA and chair of the event organizing committee.“It is good for Brock,” he said. “It emphasizes our role in local neuroscience and gives us an opportunity to present what we’re doing.”Three Brock graduate students gave talks at the conference, he said.Participating universities were: Brock University of Western Ontario University of Toronto University of Windsor Wilfred Laurier University Queen’s University University of Guelph University of WaterlooStephani Grella, graduate student from the University of Guelph, discusses her poster presentation with fellow Guelph student Jeff Franson. read more

Latin America faces huge task to reverse discrimination against Afrodescendants – UN

The top UN human rights official made those remarks in a speech to the first Meeting of Latin America and the Caribbean on the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024) held in Brasilia, Brazil, last week and which bought together States, regional organizations, national human rights institutions, equality bodies and civil society, particularly those of people of African descent, as well as UN bodies from the region.“I am struck by the enormity of the task before us,” Mr. Zeid said. “Ten years to reverse five centuries of structural discrimination? Racial discrimination that has deep roots grown in colonialism and slavery and nourished daily with fear, poverty and violence, roots that aggressively infiltrate every aspect of life – from access to food and education to physical integrity, to participation in decisions that fundamentally affect one’s life,” he said.“A decade is such a short time,” he noted.Mr. Zeid called on States to honour their commitments and obligations under international human rights law and use all the tools at their disposal to make concrete progress in advancing the rights of Afro-descendants. The tools include international human rights treaties, the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA) on eradicating racism and xenophobia, as well as the framework provided by the UN General Assembly for the International Decade. The themes for the Decade are: Recognition, Justice and Development. “Today, there are more than 150 million people of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean – about 30 per cent of the population. Yet Afro-descendants throughout much of the region are almost invisible in the halls of power – economic, academic, professional or political, at local or national levels. High rates of inequality persist,” he said.At the end of the meeting on Friday, the delegates adopted a declaration which recalls the UN General Assembly’s Programme of Activities of the International Decade and reaffirms their commitment to the full implementation of the Durban Declaration at national, regional and global levels.States also pledged to adopt affirmative action policies to alleviate and remedy inequalities in the enjoyment of human rights in access to education and employment, in line with the particularities of each country.“Let us seize this chance to tap the untapped potential in hitherto invisible communities. Let us pledge to use these 10 years to turn a corner,” the High Commissioner said. read more

Waitrose rebrands its British ready meals which are made with meat from

first_imgLet’s test this. Describing a meat dish as ‘British lamb’ but making it from New Zealand lamb is…— Herdwick Shepherd (@herdyshepherd1) February 12, 2017 @waitrose can you explain this ?? British meals made with NewZealand #lambs 👿👿👿 #buybritish ??— rattycastle (@rattycastle) February 12, 2017 Waitrose is to rebrand some of the ready meals in its “British” range because they use meat from New Zealand.The microwaveable meals will instead be labelled “Classic”, after criticism from consumers.The change will only affect recipes containing lamb, such as the Lamb Hotpot and Shepherd’s Pie. Products made from pork, beef and chicken will keep the “British” branding, as all the meat used in those comes from the UK. The problem was first noticed last year, at which stage stickers were places on the front of the packs to make it clearer that the lamb was from New Zealand.Now the supermarket chain is to go further with by rebranding the packaging.”We are about to re-launch the range with the branding “Classic”, removing the large ‘British’ reference from the front of pack,” a spokesman for the supermarket said. “This was only ever supposed to denote the origin of the recipe but we understand why confusion has arisen.” The supermarket is now looking into getting more British meat into its ready meals.The National Farmers Union (NFU) President Meurig Raymond told the BBC: “We made our concerns very clear to Waitrose right from the beginning on this product.”The inclusion of the word ‘British’ in the brand name despite the meat being sourced from New Zealand is misleading for shoppers – and it’s frustrating for British farmers, especially those who produce lamb Waitrose could have sourced.”center_img A farmer from the Lake District had started a poll on Twitter at the weekend asking whether the previous lamb labelling was acceptable or not.It attracted over 4,000 votes in 12 hours, with 97 per cent of respondents voting “Unacceptable (and a lie)”. @skier517 Hi Trish, ‘British’ is the name of the range of meals denoting the origin of the recipe. We understand why confusion has arisen.— Waitrose (@waitrose) February 13, 2017 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.last_img read more

Christmas deliveries now taking two days longer than previous years as online

Retailers struggling to cope with a bigger than expected online shopping boom are taking too long to deliver items, resulting in a surge of complaints from shoppers. Research by retail analysts at accounting firm Accenture show retail delivery times during the Christmas period have gone up, with firms now taking an average of five days to deliver, compared to 3.6 days last year.It tracked the deliveries of 57 retailers and found one in three are slower at getting parcels to their owners than their stated maximum delivery.  A quarter of retailers admitted they were struggling to cope with purchasing demands at peak times.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––And in a further kick in the teeth, customers are also being asked to spend more in order to qualify for free delivery, with the spending threshold for free delivery rising by 5 per cent compared to last year, it found. It comes after official stats showed retail sales jumped more than expected in November, helped by Black Friday promotions and stronger growth in sales of household goods.Official figures showed sales rose 1.4 per cent from October, despite economists’ forecasts of a 0.3 per cent gain.Separate data from complaints handling firm Resolver shows complaints about online shops and delivery firms in December has soared when compared to the same period last year. This December it has taken 443 complaints a day about online shops and delivery firms, having tripled from last December when 166 complaints a day were taken. Siobhan Gehin, managing director at Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, said: “While many retailers delivered an excellent customer experience, a surprising number of retailers struggled to deliver a strong ordering and delivery experience across channels.  Those retailers now only have a limited window to fix problems with longer delivery times and technical issues ahead of the Boxing day and January sales, if they’re to satisfy customer’s high expectations.“Certain UK names are consistently strong while others need to re-focus investment to enhance their competitive agility and ensure they’re equipped to deal with promotional peaks. As brands face fierce competition and wavering customer loyalty, poor performance during these crucial calendar events can leave a lasting impression. “ 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. read more

Mans lifeless partially burnt body found in Rosignol fishing vessel

The lifeless and partially burnt body of a man was discovered during the wee hours of Tuesday morning in a vessel after it caught alight at the Rosignol Fishery, Mahaica- Berbice.Police say they have only been able to identify the man as “Rajaul” of Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara.While details remain sketchy, Police “B” Division Commander, Linden Alves told INews that the discovery was made at around 02:00hrs today when two watchmen on duty at the fishery noticed smoke emanating from the boat.The watchmen, this publication was told quelled the erupting fire before the Rajaul’s body was discovered.It is believed that the now deceased man, who is said to have been an alcoholic, may have been imbibing and lit a stove onboard the vessel, before falling asleep.INews was told that the stove may have fell during that time, resulting in the fire.Rajaul’s body was found with burn marks, suspected to be as a result of the blaze and no marks of violence.No one has been arrested in this regard.However, Alves posited that until a post mortem examination is completed, it is difficult to ascertain if the now deceased man died before, or during the fire.A post mortem examination is expected to be conducted tomorrow.Investigations are ongoing. (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDecomposing body bearing marks of violence found on Berbice roadAugust 13, 2018In “Crime”BREAKING…Body of Ithaca man fished out of trenchMay 7, 2018In “Crime”Body found in Carifesta Avenue trench awaiting identification- PoliceApril 9, 2018In “Crime” read more

Taoiseach says he understands concerns as ministers question Ireland 2040 marketing

first_img File Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share12 Tweet Email I appreciate the concerns that have been raised. I agree public money should never be used to promote Oireachtas candidates and that there shouldn’t be a blurring of lines. Guidelines were issued to ensure that didn’t happen, but it’s evident that those guidelines need to be strengthened and I will do that but now the focus is severe weather.The Strategic Communications Unit, set up by the Taoiseach with a view to streamlining the government’s communications, has come in for frequent criticism from the opposition benches since its inception.The new SCU exists in tandem with the current Government Information Service (GIS), which runs all day-to-day communications concerning the Department of the Taoiseach.The unit will cost some €5 million to run this year.Read: Taoiseach defends marketing of Ireland 2040 plan as opposition calls for answers Speaking to RTÉ’s News At One, Varadkar said he’d spoken to all three over the last 24 hours to allay their fears. Varadkar said that only two of the pieces featured people who were not current Oireachtas members.“I should say that there were 160 advertorials in papers, all clearly labelled. There were only two which featured non-Oireachtas members – one is a Sinn Féin councillor and another is a pic of a Fianna Gael councillor standing beside Michael Ring. TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR says that he “understands” concerns around the promotion of the Project Ireland 2040 plan.Questions have been raised about how advertorials in newspapers have been presented during the €1.5 million rollout of the plan.The government’s controversial Strategic Communications Unit is heading up a sweeping strategy to promote the plan across traditional and online media.The Ireland edition of The Times has reported that regional newspapers were directed by an ad agency to ensure the ads appeared as regular news items.The fallout from the controversy led to concerns at Cabinet, as Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone, Transport Minister Shane Ross and Communications Minister Denis Naughten all raising it with the Taoiseach. Zappone said that public money should not be used to promote Oireachtas candidates. File Image: Sam Boal Source: Katherine Zappone/Twitter Mar 1st 2018, 2:51 PM center_img 58 Comments 7,721 Views Taoiseach says he ‘understands concerns’ as ministers question Ireland 2040 marketing The rollout had caused concern at Cabinet. Image: Sam Boal I am seeking urgent clarification re recent advertising deals on #Ireland2040 …@ellenmcoyne will have more details Thurs. There can be no blurring of lines between news and advertising…— Katherine Zappone (@KZapponeTD) March 1, 2018 Short URL Thursday 1 Mar 2018, 2:51 PM By Paul Hosfordlast_img read more

Recession worst than expected

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece’s gross domestic product contracted in 2011 at a particularly steep rate of 6.8 per cent, the highest on record, following three years of recession. The data for the last quarter of 2011, released this week by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), showed a 7 per cent decline in GDP on an annual basis, worse than any of the forecasts issued by the government or Greece’s official creditors. This serves to quantify the problems that the market has been facing over the last few months, with the drop in industrial production, retail commerce and construction being the main factors behind the contraction. It also serves to explain the soaring of official unemployment to over 20 per cent of the work force. Worse still, with the measures the government has just agreed to for the containment of public spending and the reduction of salaries in the private sector, there are hardly any grounds for anyone to claim that the economy will be able to post even a minimal rebound this year. Preliminary estimates for 2012 and 2013 already point to a 4 to 5 per cent contraction, continuing the cycle of GDP shrinkage that started in 2008. ELSTAT data show that industrial production posted an 8.4 per cent drop in 2011 compared with the year before, with manufacturing output dropping by a whopping 9.5 per cent. Retail commerce turnover dropped in the January-November 2011 period by 6.8 per cent annually, while sales volumes fell by 9.9 per cent in the same period,Construction volume in the first 10 months of 2011 fell by 37.6 per cent year-on-year while new permits declined by 28.7 per cent over the same period. Even in tourism there was a decline in the accommodation turnover by 1.2 per cent in the third quarter of 2011 compared with the same quarter in 2010. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Waymo Lyft Collaborate on SelfDriving Cars

first_imgSelf-driving car development firm Waymo has inked a deal with ride-hailing service Lyft to bring autonomous vehicle technology to the public.The unexpected partnership promises “pilot projects and product development efforts,” according to The New York Times, which first reported the new tie-up.“We are partnering with Waymo to safely and responsibly launch self-driving vehicle pilots,” a Lyft spokeswoman confirmed in an email to Geek. “Waymo holds today’s self-driving technology, and collaborating with them will accelerate our shared vision of improving lives with the world’s best transportation.”Two years after unveiling its first fully functional self-driving car, Google in December spun off its autonomous vehicle project into a new division.“Waymo stands for a new way forward in mobility,” CEO John Krafcik said at the time. “We’re a self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around.”Just not at the hands of an Uber driver.Waymo sued the app-based startup in February, alleging that former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski stole proprietary technology before leaving to found Otto, which Uber later acquired.A judge on Monday rejected Waymo’s request to halt Uber’s self-driving research, but ruled that Levandowski can’t work on any LiDAR-related projects.Despite this very public fight, Waymo remains committed to autonomous tech and believes Lyft is the perfect partner to make that dream a reality.“We’re looking forward to working with Lyft to explore new self-driving products that will make our roads safer and transportation more accessible,” a Waymo spokeswoman said. “Lyft’s vision and commitment to improving the way cities move will help Waymo’s self-driving technology reach more people, in more places.”Each firm comes with its own partnerships: Waymo is working with Fiat Chrysler on a fleet of minivans, while Lyft is working with GM to test autonomous Chevy Bolt vehicles.In 2015, Google completed its first fully self-driving car ride, when one of its prototype vehicles chauffeured Steve Mahan, who is legally blind, through Austin.“The ability to complete a fully self-driven trip on everyday public roads, with no test driver, was a big milestone for our team and the history of this technology,” Krafcik said last year. “It was the signal that we could begin to shift our focus from foundational technical work towards launching our own company so we can offer many more rides, in more places, for more people.”Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 12:50 p.m. Eastern with comments from Waymo and Lyft.last_img read more

Bray Wyatt deletes all of his tweets Issues a new cryptic message

first_img Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event WhatsApp Twitter WWE star Bray Wyatt issued a cryptic tweet on his Twitter account this weekend.Wyatt, who has been off WWE television since August after tagging briefly with Matt Hardy, deleted all of his tweets on his account.He did appear and wrestle at the Starrcade event a few weeks ago.Wyatt appears to be hinting at some sort of character change.Today I am someone different. Today I have finally become who I really am.— Bray Wyatt (@WWEBrayWyatt) December 8, 2018 Pinterest Cricket Wireless to host Live Twitter Q and A with Ric and Charlotte Flair September 17 center_img Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPVlast_img read more

Spurs renew interest in Brazilian star

first_imgTottenham Hotspur have reportedly reignited their interest in signing Brazilian winger, Malcom, according to Sports Mole.The 21-year-old signed for Spanish giants Barcelona, during the summer transfer window but has struggled to break into the first team, and his situation has alerted a lot of clubs across Europe.Tottenham were among a host of clubs in the running to sign the Brazil Under-23s international before he opted to join the Spanish champions in July.Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.The former Bordeaux man has had limited opportunities under current Barca boss Ernesto Valverde, featuring for a combined 25 minutes in all competitions since arriving.Reports in the Spanish media suggests that Mauricio Pochettino’s side could now make a fresh approach for Malcom, while Italian giants, Inter Milan are also interested.The same report also indicates that Barcelona will only sell the former Malcom if a bid in the region of £50m is made, which is £15m more than they paid to sign him in the summer.last_img read more

One Year After Galena Flood Rebuilding Effort Underway

first_imgA relief effort coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency is building nearly a dozen homes in Galena this summer. (Alexandra Gutierrez/APRN)With warm weather here, construction projects are starting up across the state. In Galena, the sight of houses going up is particularly welcome. The 470-person village is still recovering from a catastrophic flood last year, when the break-up of an ice jam caused the Yukon River to overflow. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez reports on the rebuilding effort.Download AudioIt’s a humid morning in Galena, and about a dozen workers are framing a house. They’ve been working at it for about four days, and already the place is taking shape. It’s a big two-story building, with a wide footprint and space for at least four bedrooms. The goal is to finish the exterior work within a week.Decked in a red shirt and a camouflage cowboy hat, Doug Konetchy is sawing away at wooden boards.“Right now we are building rafters for this particular house,” says Konetchy. “It’s not particularly complicated. We just make a lot of cuts.”Konetchy is one of the hundreds of FEMA volunteers who will work on the construction effort in Galena this summer. He’s from North Carolina, and he’s part of a Christian relief effort called Samaritan’s Purse.Konetchy is working with a fellow tar heel named Hugh Honeycutt. Neither of them have been in Alaska before, let alone worked in the state. For one, you can’t drive to Home Depot if you need extra materials. And then there’s the rain.“Down in the Lower 48, if it rains, you take the day off,” says Konetchy. “But here, if you take the day off, then you only have four days when you can build.” “Or three, or two,” says Honeycutt.So, they’ve gotten used to being damp.“Put on a raincoat and keep going,” says Honeycutt.The building process itself is also different. The house they’re building is striking not just for its massive size. It also happens to sit on tall steel pilings, elevated at least five feet off the ground. “Where I live, we build them up off the ground, but not on stilts like this,” says Konetchy.The 11 houses that FEMA volunteers are working on are raised like this. The flood came in hard and fast last year, swamping areas of town that should have been safe. So now, houses must be built above the high water mark to qualify for disaster relief.“Everything’s up in the air,” says Konetchy. “I mean you have to lift everything up there. Every single piece, every single nail goes up.”Steve Settle is a Galena resident who qualified for one of these elevated FEMA houses. Construction of his new place is underway as well, and its frame also rests on 25-foot pilings buried deep in the ground.“So, this ends up being four feet something higher than the house I had before,” says Settle.Settle says the new place will be a lot different from his old one. On top of being built to survive a flood, it will also meet new cold climate housing standards, with thicker walls and other features to make it airtight. “It’s going to be way smaller. They say way warmer,” says Settle. It’s always nice to be way warmer anyway, you know?”Settle has lived in Galena for 33 years, and he says the flooding of the Yukon River last April was like nothing he had ever seen.“It was just like a bathtub,” says Settle. “Pull the plug and it just went out.”Even though his property is fairly inland, Settle’s home was basically destroyed.“Back of the House sloughed off,” says Settle. “The only thing that was holding that house from floating off was the power line.”Settle says he lost a lot in the flood. But he’s looking forward to moving into his new place this fall. Right now, he’s trying to figure out where his windows will go.“It’s probably going to be four or five, you know, so it’s going to be well lit,” says Settle. “White walls, so it will probably really glow in there.”And, he says, it should hopefully stay dry.last_img read more

Ban on plastic in Mount Abu from August 15

first_imgMOUNT ABU: The Sirohi administration and the Forest Department have decided to ban the use of plastic in Rajasthan’s Mount Abu from August 15. The move aimed at protecting the environment and wildlife. The decision to ban plastic was taken at a meeting of officials from the district administration and the Forest Department Tuesday. “We have decided to free Mount Abu from plastic in the interest of fauna and fauna. Plastic harms the ecology due to which it will be completely banned from August 15,” Mount Abu SDM Dr. Ravindra Goswami told PTI. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us The ban will cover plastic carry bags, boxes, thermocol cups, plates, and other disposable plastic items. Similarly, packed water bottles will also be banned. Automated water dispensing machines will be installed to provide cheap drinking water. A team would be formed to check the use of plastic and suitable action would be taken for the violation of the directives, the SDM said. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us The meeting, held by SDO Goswami and Deputy Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Balaji Kari, was attended by traders and public representatives. Mount Abu, a hill station at a height of 1,220 meters in the Aravalli mountain range, falls under the category of eco-sensitive zones. The district administration has also launched an initiative to promote beer cans as shards of beer bottles pose a threat to wild animals in Mount Abu.last_img read more

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first_img News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Related Content News | June 10, 2014 SPECT/CT Reveals Best Treatment for Low Back Pain Molecular imaging solves the puzzle of patients’ pain prior to medical intervention 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 June 10, 2014 — Low back pain is not only excruciating but also debilitating for countless sufferers. Unfortunately, not everyone responds to treatment. A molecular imaging scan in addition to a conventional bone scan can provide the necessary information about the physiological health of the spine to select the most appropriate pain-killing treatment protocol, say researchers at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s 2014 Annual Meeting (SNMMI).Conventional imaging methods including X-ray, computed tomography (CT) and even magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) show the structure of the bone, but the source of the pain is often not directly related to obvious structural changes. A hybrid molecular imaging approach called single photon emission computed tomography, combined with computed tomography (SPECT/CT), is able to go beyond structure to pinpoint the subtle physiological processes causing the pain — inflammation or infection, for example. With more clinical certainty, interventionalists can offer a range of treatments to relieve their patients’ suffering.“Low back pain is an extremely common problem that affects most people at some point in their life,” said Suruchi Jain, co-author of the clinical study conducted at the Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow, India. “Inclusion of SPECT/CT with conventional bone scan could help reduce unnecessary treatments and provide vital information for the proper management of patients in pain.”The aim of the study was to compare the difference in pain relief following clinical pain management between two groups of patients. A total of 80 adults between the ages of 20 and 80 years of age were included in the randomized, double-blind trial. One group underwent conventional bone scans with the addition of SPECT/CT, and a second group acted as a control, with no imaging provided prior to intervention. Patients were evaluated on a scale according to percentage of pain relief compared to their baseline level prior to treatment.Patients with 50 percent or greater pain relief were much more likely to be in the bone scan group. A total of 28 patients in the bone scan group achieved between 70 and 100 percent pain relief, compared to only 10 subjects in that range in the control group. Clinical diagnosis was altered for 23 out of 40 patients in the bone scan group, and three new conditions were unveiled as a result of the bone scan. This evidence could improve access to SPECT/CT for these patients.“The findings of this study suggest that incorporation of a bone scan with SPECT/CT in work-ups of low backache patients could lead to more widespread use of this nuclear medicine procedure in the future by increasing the confidence level of pain-treating physicians prior to interventions, thus improving their outcome,” Jain said.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more last_img read more

Could Onex be aiming for a WestJet Transat merger

first_img TORONTO — Twenty years ago Onex Corporation was part of a $1.8 billion bid to merge Air Canada and Canadian Airlines. At that time, one airline was dominant in the east, the other in the west. Could Onex be eyeing a similar set up now with WestJet and Transat?In the guessing game of who’s buying who, anything is possible, and while it seemed highly unlikely that WestJet on its own could make a play for Transat, yesterday’s announcement that Onex intends to acquire WestJet in a $3.5 billion deal (plus debt) puts things in a new light.According to reports, analyst Benoit Poirier of Desjardins Securities said Onex might also look to acquire Transat. “We believe it would be easier for WestJet to acquire Transat once the company is integrated within Onex, as unlocking Transat’s full potential could take a few years (three to five years) – which might be less suited for a public entity,” Poirier said in an investor note.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upTo which WestJet CEO Ed Sims said: “We don’t speculate on any issues along those lines.”Transat announced on April 30 that it was in the very preliminary stages of acquisition talks with more than one company.Since then speculation about who if any Transat’s potential buyer could be has run rampant. Quebecor CEO Pierre Karl Peladeau has expressed interest, along with Montreal developer Groupe Mach and financial services company FNC Capital.Air Canada has been drawn into the fray too. Asked by an analyst about acquisition opportunities in Canada and abroad in a conference call to discuss first quarter results on May 6, Air Canada President and CEO Calin Rovinescu said: “We will continue with our business plan,” adding, “that’s what brought us this far.”Onex, backed by American Airlines parent AMR Corp., failed in its 1999 bid to merge Air Canada and Canadian Airlines. Now it has WestJet, subject to a shareholder vote this summer. The deal, if it goes through, would close in the second half of 2019 or early 2020.More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaSims has said there are no layoffs planned as a result of the Onex acquisition. WestJet’s profit sharing program is also expected to continue.With files from The Canadian Press Tags: Onex Corporation Travelweek Group Tuesday, May 14, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Share Posted by Could Onex be aiming for a WestJet, Transat merger?last_img read more

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first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Chris Johnson has provided one of the best stories of the 2015 NFL season.After being involved in a drive-by shooting in the offseason that killed his friend, Johnson’s career was very much in doubt. The Arizona Cardinals, needing some depth in a running back group that was besieged by hamstring injuries during training camp, signed Johnson to an incentive-laden one-year deal in August.All the 30-year-old back has done is help revitalize what has been a dormant Cardinals running game. Johnson ranks third in the league with 676 yards and he’s averaging 4.8 yards per carry for first-place Arizona heading into their Week 10 showdown in Seattle against the Seahawks. If you’re confused by this ranking (and you should be), consult PFF’s grading scale broken down. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories center_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson (23) is chased by the Detroit Lions defense during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) You’d think that kind of first-half performance would garner praise instead of criticism. But the folks over at Pro Football Focus don’t feel that way.Bryson Vesnaver penned a piece naming the lowest-rated player at each position so far this season, including Johnson at running back.Johnson has long been someone that puts up the stats but has never graded well, and there are a few reasons for that. It’s easy to run when your O-line is creating holes the size of three people. Currently, the Cardinals have our fourth-best offensive line in terms of run blocking. Johnson’s elusive rating is a mere 40.2, as he’s broken just 20 tackles on 146 touches.On top of that, the Cardinals have one of the most dangerous passing games in the league. So, when you’ve got a really strong offensive line, and a passing game defenses need to focus on, you’re going to get some running lanes. But despite all the yards, Johnson just hasn’t done enough on his own to show he can succeed without the perfect offense around him.Huh?The site has Pittsburgh’s Le’Veon Bell rated as the top back in the first half. Bell is a great back, but missed the first two games of the season due to suspension and suffered a devastating knee injury in Week 8 that will keep him out the remainder of the year. Comments   Share   last_img read more

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first_imgA post-mortem carried out on a 65-year-old man who died in Cyprus while on holiday did not reveal his cause of death, the state pathologist said on Tuesday.Ukrainian national Vasyl Voychuk died on Monday morning while in Ayia Napa. After a swim at Pantahou beach he lost consciousness as he began approaching the shore and fell in the water.An ambulance rushed him to a private clinic where he was pronounced dead on arrival.On Tuesday, a port-mortem was carried out by state pathologist Nicolas Charalambous who found the exact cause of death could not be determined.Lab tests are now pending to provide more answers, specifically toxicology and histopathological tests.Voychuk had arrived in Cyprus with his wife on May 25 and was set to depart on June 8.You May LikeBrainy Penny25 States That Will Make You Regret Retiring ThereBrainy PennyUndoModernizeHelp for Homeowners with Old WindowsModernizeUndoDomesticatedCompanionThe Salaries of TV’s Top ReportersDomesticatedCompanionUndo Cyprus’ Dothraki warriorUndoProtest outside the House over foreclosures lawUndoBale’s China move called off by Real MadridUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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