KMC gears up to put an end to illegal parking woes across

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation has taken a slew of measures to address the issue of illegal parking in the city. Mayor Firhad Hakim, along with senior officials of the Parking department, held a meeting with Kolkata Police on Friday to discuss the various steps that can be taken in this regard.”We will install glow-signboards along with rate chart at all parking lots in the city. This will enable the people to have a clear idea of the fees they need to pay for vehicle parking. The police have been urged to keep an eye on the boards and ensure that such boards are safe and secure,” said Member, Mayor-in-Council (Parking) Debasish Kumar. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe KMC has decided to gradually bring the parking lots in the city under CCTV surveillance, which will help them address any issue regarding parking in a more effective manner. “We had urged the Kolkata Police to organise joint raids from time to time, to curb illegal parking,” an official said. The KMC has identified around 700 places in the city marked for taxi parking, which are being used for parking other vehicles. “We will ensure that these places should be earmarked only for cabs,” Kumar said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayKMC has requested Kolkata Police to keep sergeants for supervision of the parking lots. “People often do not have the time to go to the police station for lodging complaints of harassment or extortion at the parking lots. If sergeants are deployed in and around the area, then they can register the complaints of the victims,” the official said. The KMC has showcaused three agencies for malpractice in parking and if their answers are found to be unsatisfactory, then they will be blacklisted. “We are now lodging complaints with police stations when there are allegations of extortion or other malpractices on the issue, so that there is strong action,” the official added.last_img read more

Advocates say deportation of man to Somalia put on hold after appeal

first_imgEDMONTON — Advocates say the federal government has called off the deportation of a former child refugee to Somalia following a request from the United Nations.The African Canadian Civic Engagement Council said Abdilahi Elmi, 34, is being held at the Edmonton Remand Centre and was to be deported on Monday.The council said he arrived in Canada at the age of 10, was granted refugee status, and was later taken into foster care in Ontario.Council president Dunia Nur said they received word the Canada Border Services Agency has put the deportation on hold.“We are very thankful that Canada has accepted the United Nations’ recommendation and suggestion,” Nur said Friday in an interview.She said Elmi left Somalia as a child, has no family there and does not speak Somali.“We were all scared for him. We were thinking as soon as he gets deported is he going to live longer than an hour?,” she said.“He was being deported to the world’s worst scariest and dangerous country.”Canada Border Services Agency officials could not immediately be reached for comment.Earlier this month the agency said it decided in June that Elmi should be deported to Kismayo, Somalia because he has committed “extensive crimes within Canada and is considered a danger to the public.”His lengthy criminal record includes assault charges.Elmi’s lawyer, Idowu Ohioze, said he received word from a CBSA enforcement officer about its decision in a terse email Friday afternoon.“Hello, Mr. OHIOZE. Please be advised that the removal of ELMI scheduled for August 26, 2019 has been cancelled. Thank you. Mike Fraser #11987 Inland Enforcement Officer, Enforcement and Intelligence Operations Division.”Ohioze said it is his understanding that the CBSA will now take up to 60 days to prepare a report for the UN on why it believes Elmi should be deported.He noted that people across Canada have been speaking out on Elmi’s behalf.“He is very pleased and very grateful for the support he has received from the Canadian public,” he said.“I will be working to see if he can be released from the remand centre.”last_img read more

Upsurge in violent clashes in eastern DR Congo alarms SecretaryGeneral

12 December 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that he was deeply concerned by the intense fighting engulfing North Kivu province in the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), especially its impact on local civilians, many of whom have been forced to flee to escape the renewed violence. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said he was “particularly troubled by reports of massive displacement and mistreatment of the population” in North Kivu, where Government forces (FARDC) are clashing with troops loyal to renegade General Laurent Nkunda.“The United Nations is working closely with the Government of the DRC and with others to help bring peace and security to this troubled region,” the statement noted. “The Secretary-General calls on the forces of Laurent Nkunda to lay down their arms.”More than 4,500 blue helmets with the UN peacekeeping mission to the DRC (known by its French acronym MONUC) have been deployed to North Kivu to help ensure the defence of Goma, the provincial capital, and the key town of Saké.William Lacy Swing, the head of MONUC and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative to the DRC, has confirmed that Saké remains under the control of UN peacekeepers and that the blue helmets will do everything under their mandated powers to protect Goma and Saké from falling to the Nkunda forces. Yesterday dissident troops recaptured Mushake, a hillside town about 40 kilometres northwest of Goma.Since the clashes began in North Kivu earlier this year, MONUC has transported more than 25 tons of provisions for the Congolese armed forces, conducted 33 air reconnaissance missions and evacuated 151 wounded FARDC soldiers.North Kivu has also been plagued by increased sexual violence against both women and young girls, with some 2,700 cases of rape reported between January and October this year in the province.The statement from Mr. Ban’s spokesperson emphasized that the mission backs the Government’s efforts to establish legitimate State authority in the far east of the troubled country and to meet its commitment under the Nairobi communiqué, which the DRC and Rwanda signed last month to try to work together against illegal armed groups operating around the border between the two countries.“The Secretary-General calls on the Government of the DRC to take all measures necessary to protect civilians.”An inter-agency UN mission headed to the area this week to assess the situation and devise recommendations on how to protect internally displaced persons (IDPs) and the local civilian population.Yet this week alone, another 60,000 to 70,000 IDPs are reported to be on the move again, this time from camps near Goma. More than 400,000 people have been displaced in North Kivu in the past 12 months.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that currently all humanitarian movements outside Goma are proceeding only under the escort of MONUC blue helmets. Several relief agencies have temporarily withdrawn their staff from areas close to clashes and most aid convoys have been postponed.The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has deposited several thousand basic supply kits to zones that might soon become inaccessible because of the fighting, while the World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing food to thousands of families living at the IDP camp at Kibumba.The UN’s humanitarian action plan for the DRC next year, launched yesterday, calls for $575 million, with almost 30 per cent of the total dedicated just to North Kivu.The eastern DRC remains the most violent region in the vast country, where MONUC has otherwise overseen the transition from a six-year civil war that cost 4 million lives in fighting and attendant hunger and disease – widely considered the most lethal conflict in the world since World War II – to gradual stabilization, culminating in the first democratic elections in over four decades last year. read more

As inspections continue latest attempt by UN to interview Iraqi falls through

A UN spokesman in Baghdad today said the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) had sought another private interview with an Iraqi individual last night. “This individual made the appointment, accompanied by another Iraqi individual, and made suggestions to have this individual present with him during the interview,” Hiro Ueki said. “The interview therefore did not proceed.”As for inspection activities, an UNMOVIC chemical team visited the Al Riyadh stores, a storage facility for several chemical and engineering companies. Missile teams, meanwhile, inspected the Al Mutassim site, which is involved in final assembling, testing and qualification of solid propellant missiles, and the Al Fateh site, which manufactures mechanical, guidance and control parts for the Al-Samoud missile. “These inspections were conducted to verify Iraq’s declarations and to establish a comprehensive monitoring mechanism,” Mr. Ueki said.The Commission’s biological teams inspected four sites, according to Mr. Ueki. One visited the Laser and Plasma Institute located on the campus of Baghdad University. “Currently, this institute does postgraduate teaching and research on the effects of irradiated bacteria to develop methods to treat infections,” he said.Another team inspected the Baghdad Nutrition Research Institute in Baghdad, while a third took some samples at the State Enterprise for Dairy Products. “These samples were taken from the equipment that had been previously used at the Baby Milk Factory in Abu Ghraib,” Mr. Ueki noted. A fourth team revisited the Al Noaman (Numan) Factory and inventoried a storeroom, which contained cluster bombs and components of sub-munitions.Two UNMOVIC multidisciplinary teams inspected cement production facilities in Baghdad and in Mosul. The Baghdad team inspected the Heti Readymade Concrete, roughly 25 kilometres west of the capital, and the Mosul team inspected the Sinjar Cement Factory.A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspected the Ashakyli Stores south of Baghdad while a second held meetings at the Iraqi Nuclear Monitoring Directorate (NMD). The IAEA also participated in an UNMOVIC inspection of the Institute of Lasers and Plasma Postgraduate Studies at the University of Baghdad, Mr. Ueki said. read more

eDumper mining truck wins European eMove360° award

first_imgeMining AG, created jointly by Kuhn Schweiz AG and Lithium Storage GmbH, has won the European eMove360° award with its eDumper. It is the world’s largest electric tyred vehicle, with an unladen weight of 45 t and a total weight of 110 t. eMining AG converts conventionally powered machines to electric drive for the mining industry and markets them world-wide. eMining AG says it helps its customers achieve their goal of “carbon-free mining”.On October 16, 2017 the winners of the coveted innovation award were named at a formal gala ceremony in Munich. eMining AG won the eMove360° award in the electric vehicles category, ahead of the co-finalists AtTrack, TUMcreate and Volkswagen. The first 110 t eDumper was ordered by Ciments Vigier SA. The electric dumper truck from Switzerland, which was designed and built over the last 18 months and which has just completed the first test runs, breaks no less than three world records. The eDumper is the largest and most powerful battery-operated electric tyred vehicle ever. In addition, it is fitted with the largest ever battery manufactured for an electric vehicle.Also, never before has a single individual vehicle been able to save such a large amount of CO2. Furthermore, when in operation it produces CO2-free electricity, as it conveys limestone and marlstone from an extraction area situated higher than the processing plant below, with the gravitational potential energy converted to electricity. Unlike a diesel-engined vehicle, the eDumper never has to be refuelled; power generated using energy recovery braking on the fully laden downhill run is used to charge the batteries for the unladen return trip. If all the calculations are correct, the eMining dumper will even be able to export power to the local grid in breaks between working. Twenty journeys per shift should result in a daily surplus of 200 kWh.The eMining AG company assembled a team of innovative minds, highly motivated technicians, engineers and professors and with the support of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) to face the major challenge set by Ciments Vigier SA. “The greatest challenges lay in acquiring the relevant data in order to make available identical or superior motive power, the choice of the appropriate type of storage and the assembly of the cells into multiple reliable batteries, plus the construction of an appropriate motor which could achieve both the maximum speed of 40 km/h and cope with the enormous forces required to drive a weight of 110 t up a 12% gradient.”The components required to do this provide this impressive overall performance. Both the motor (by Oswald Motoren GmbH), the transmission (Puls Getriebe GmbH), the batteries (Lithium Storage GmbH) and the inverter (Aradex AG) are all new designs based on the latest generation of industrial products. In September/October 2017, these components were installed into the empty chassis of the Komatsu HD 605-7. The hydraulic pumps for the multi-disk brakes, tipper drive, servo support and pre-loading of the auxiliary braking system are driven by another 200 kW electric motor from the Bernese Oberland (Brienzer Motoren AG). The 700-kWh storage battery, consisting of four blocks, is fitted into the engine space and the space normally occupied by the diesel tank.The initial test runs are currently being conducted in Lommis in the canton of Thurgau. In November the roadworthy machine will arrive in the Rondchâtel industrial zones in Péry-La Heutte, where a new structure consisting of a steel/rubber tipper will be fitted to the rear. The green eMining dumper Number 1 will then travel through a 2.2 km tunnel into the La Tscharner extraction area, where it will be tested under the harshest conditions and handed over in spring 2018 to Ciments Vigier as the world’s largest Plus Energy vehicle (capable of exporting electricity). Over the next 10 years, eMining dumper Number 1 will transport more than 300,000 t a year and will be complimented in about a year’s time when Ciments Vigier provides it with an identical colleague, enabling two times 1,300 t of CO2 and 1,000,000 litres of diesel to be saved.last_img read more

Nexus S to serve as brain for 3 robots aboard the ISS

first_imgThe Nexus S is a pretty amazing piece of hardware. With its NFC capabilities alone, it’s capable of becoming a digital wallet and sharing just about any content on your phone with another NFC-capable device with a simple tap. But while your Nexus S might seem pretty cool down here on Earth, it’s going to be even cooler once NASA researchers deploy them on the International Space Station.Two Nexus S phones will be installed in robotic floating orbs called Spheres (Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites). With CO2 propulsion systems on board, the devices look very similar to the training droid you saw zapping Luke Skywalker with mildly-irritating laser blasts in Star Wars. The Nexus S powered Spheres won’t be engaging in any futuristic swordplay, but they will be performing a variety of everyday tasks like taking inventory and inspecting equipment, which will free up the human crew members for other duties.AdChoices广告According to NASA’s D.W. Wheeler, the goal is to take a look at various ways that these and other remote control robots can increase the efficiency of the space station crew and further empower the ground crew. Wheeler states that the Nexus S Speheres should be up and running later this year, at which point they’ll go to work. All work and no play makes Spheres dull robots, however, so they’ll also get to take part in a little arena challenge with a little help from the folks at MIT.The ISS Nexus-powered robots aren’t an entirely unique concept, of course. Toy maker Hasbro showed off something similar at Google I/O 2011, its conceptual male and female Nexus S robotic docks. The toys are able to move around and interact with their environment and even get dizzy when shaken by mischievous handlers.Here’s NASA’s explanation of Spheres while an experiment happens using them on the ISS:More at Cnet and MITlast_img read more

Total pay increases by 25

first_imgTotal pay in Great Britain, including bonuses, increased by 2.5% between August-October 2015 and August-October 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Its UK labour market: December 2016 report found that the average total pay was £507 a week, before tax and other deductions in pay, in October 2016. This compares to £494 a week in October 2015.Total pay has increased by 62.9% since January 2000, up from £312 a week. The consumer price index increased by 40.8% over this period.In nominal terms, regular pay increased by 2.6% between August-October 2015 and August-October 2016.Average regular pay, excluding bonuses, was £475 a week in October 2016, up from £463 a week in October 2015.Both regular pay and total pay, adjusted for consumer price inflation, increased by 1.7% between August-October 2015 and August-October 2016.Rachel Smith, principal labour market adviser at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), said: “Although wage growth has gone up somewhat, so has inflation, hitting workers’ pay packets in real terms. Boosting productivity in every region and nation of the UK will be essential if firms are to further raise wages sustainably for their employees.”Lee Biggins, founder and managing director at CV Library, added: “The fact that average weekly earnings increased is an indication that many organisations across the UK are recognising the need to offer fair salaries and not allow pay to stagnate as we navigate our way through unpredictable times post-Brexit.”last_img read more

New Prince Book Read A Taste Of Beyoncés Foreword

first_img“Ultimate collection” of intimate photos of the GRAMMY-winning icon to also feature inspiring foreword from Queen BeyTim McPhateGRAMMYs Aug 8, 2017 – 9:19 am GRAMMY.comMuch can be said about the legacy of Prince, so much so that it would take many books to tell his story. A stunning taste of his visual history will be highlighted with the publishing of Prince: A Private View, a book featuring intimate and never-before-seen photographs taken by Prince’s longtime photographer and friend Afshin Shahidi. The book promises the “ultimate collection of shots of Prince” with “rich stories” about Shahidi’s 10-year run of photographing the icon.If a book chock full of rare, amazing Prince images isn’t enough to get excited for, fans will also get a foreword from Beyoncé.“Truth be told, the word ‘icon’ only scratches the surface of what Prince was and what he remains to me,” writes Beyoncé in the foreword. New Prince Book To Feature Rare Photos new-prince-book-read-taste-beyonc%C3%A9s-foreword Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Prince’s GRAMMY memories New Prince Book: Read A Taste Of Beyoncé’s Foreword Email Facebook News Of course, Prince and Beyoncé’s history dates back to the 46th GRAMMY Awards in 2004. The duo opened the telecast with an electric mash-up of his “Purple Rain” and her “Crazy In Love.” The unforgettable experience was enough to leave Queen Bey in awe.”I was on the stage with Prince?! Are you serious?” she told Giant magazine. “Of course I was terrified to be working with him. Walking into rehearsals, I was just so overwhelmed and nervous and starstruck.”Kendrick Lamar To Katy Perry: 9 Songs Inspired By Bookslast_img read more

Twitterati shows its displeasure over Sanjay Manjrekars inclusion in World Cup commentary

first_imgSanjay Manjerekar is a veteran commentatorTwitterSanjay Manjerekar is one of India’s leading cricket commentators who has been in the broadcasting industry for around two decades. He has extensively covered cricket in the subcontinent and since joining the Star Sports commentary team in 2009, has been a regular on the microphone for Indian team’s matches.However, there is also a large section of Indian cricket fans who seem to have developed an aversion to his commentary. We don’t know for sure where this negative emotion comes from but it has grown over the years. So, it wasn’t surprising that when the former Mumbai batsman’s name featured in the list of commentators selected by the broadcasters of the upcoming ICC 2019 World Cup, there were many on Twitter who didn’t like his presence and took to social media to troll the retired cricketer.Here are some of the comments on the social media site:last_img read more

Kamala Harris Lands Diverse Endorsements in South Carolina

first_imgBy MEG KINNARD, Associated PressCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris announced Thursday the rollout of a slate of endorsements in South Carolina, including one of its longest-serving Black lawmakers.The senator from California hopes the support will show her ability to reach broad sectors of the critical early-voting state.Harris’ campaign told The Associated Press that she is being endorsed by a trio of Black legislators: state Reps. Pat Henegan and J.A. Moore and state Sen. Darrell Jackson. Also backing her campaign are former gubernatorial candidate Marguerite Willis and Berkeley County Democratic Chairwoman Melissa Watson.In this March 8, 2019, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.,meets with supporters at Big Mike’s Soul Food, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Harris is rolling out a slate of endorsements in the critical early primary state of South Carolina. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)Harris, who announced her candidacy in January, is among a sprawling field of Democratic presidential contenders building a base of support in South Carolina, which is home to the first primary in the South and is the first test of candidates’ appeal with a primarily Black Democratic primary electorate.Last week, state Rep. John King became the first sitting lawmaker to make an official 2020 endorsement, announcing his support for Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey. On Thursday, state Rep. Terry Alexander told the AP he’s backing Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, as he did in 2016.All five Harris backers will serve as co-chairs of her campaign in the state, something that the campaign said shows her ability to appeal to a base that’s diverse in geography, age and ethnicity. Willis, who is White, and Watson, who is Black, hail from the eastern and coastal regions of the state. The lawmakers represent central and eastern regions and range in age from 34 to 71.In prepared remarks provided by the campaign, all five supporters said they were drawn to Harris’ plans to increase teacher pay .Jackson, in office for 27 years, is one of the state’s longest-serving Black senators and is pastor of Bible Way Church of Atlas Road, one of South Carolina’s largest and most influential African-American congregations. He said Harris’ teacher pay plan “would finally treat teachers with the respect they deserve” and praised her proposal to address “the needs of teachers working in economically disenfranchised schools where kids need increased support and attention.”In discussing her education plans, Harris has singled out the area along Interstate 95 in South Carolina known as the Corridor of Shame because of its underperforming schools. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently toured the region , which gained that name from a 2005 documentary that depicted decrepit conditions and deteriorating buildings.“You know, right here in South Carolina, we need to pay our teachers what they are worth,” Harris told attendees at a North Charleston town hall last month, adding later: “For most of us who ever have a microphone like this in our hands, we have never achieved this kind of success without the teachers and the public education system that made us who we are.”In remarks provided by the Harris campaign, Watson, a public school teacher, said she backed Harris’ proposals to “treat teachers like the professionals they are.” Willis also mentioned Harris’ plans for teachers and called her “the candidate willing to speak truth to power.”Henegan, a former educator who, like Harris, is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the nation’s oldest Black sorority, will reach out to that wide network as well as organize in rural communities, according to the campaign.Moore, a small-business owner whose sister was among the nine churchgoers slain in the 2015 Charleston shooting massacre, is a progressive who, while aggressively courted by several other campaigns, told the AP he was backing Harris in part because he sees her as the best force to take on President Donald Trump.“She has a record of standing up to bullies,” he said.___Meg Kinnard can be reached at story has been corrected to show the name is J.A., not A.J, and Watson is Black, not White.last_img read more

Creepy BioShock Infinite propaganda trailer sings tales of the Songbird

first_imgFollowing up the the first in this series of unsettling BioShock Infinite propaganda trailers, we have part two, which focuses on the Songbird. So far, the series of trailers represent those old-timey scare-tactic educational films that border on propaganda. The series, entitled “Columbia: A Modern Day Icarus?” explores the mysterious tale of the sky city of Columbia, BioShock Infinite‘s new city that will try to find room in our hearts next to where Rapture resides. The Songbird to which the trailer refers appears in numerous other non-stylized trailers of Infinite as a large steampunk flying robot, terrorizing the main character, Booker DeWitt. The Songbird has recently been the focus of BioShock Infinite media, but we’re here to remind you that it won’t be the only character to assume the Big-Daddy-like role of this sequel, as the Handyman has also been featured in such a role. As the above trailer suggests, the Songbird is feared by people without intimate knowledge of Columbia, but is rumored to actually have been created to keep something within Columbia, rather than to terrorize the city’s opposition. It wouldn’t be BioShock if there wasn’t some kind of twist, and other trailers have already shown glimpses of what appears to be a time bubble mechanic, with pockets of space and time opening up around Columbia that are like a window to more modern-day scenery. For the thematic effort put into these educational film trailers so far, we would be surprised if they — or fictional host Alistair Bloom — didn’t make it into the final game in some way. The game is currently slated for a March 26 release, so we have a little over a month until we can find out.last_img read more

Medical Beds Market Growth Forecast Shows USD 57107 Mn Revenue by

first_imgBy ApplicationIntensive CareNon-Intensive Care Medical Beds, Global Medical Beds, Medical Beds Market, Medical Beds Market Size, Medical Beds Industry, Medical Beds Market share, Medical Beds Sales, Medical Beds Industry Analysis, Medical Beds Industry Demand, Medical Beds Industry Trends, Medical Beds Market Analysis, Medical Beds Market Data, Medical Beds Market Demand, Medical Beds Market Forecasts, Medical Beds Market growth Big Market Research adds 2019-2027 Medical Beds Market report that offers an exhaustive coverage of the industry with brief analysis, data charts, figures, statistics that help take business decisions, company profiles and more.The global medical beds market is expected to reach US$ 5,710.7 Mn in 2027 from US$ 3,431.2 in 2017. The market is estimated to grow with a CAGR of 5.4% from 2019-2027.Request for a sample copy of this report @ growth of the medical beds market is primarily attributed to the factors such as rising geriatric population, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, increasing number of hospitals, increased government investments and technological advancements in medical devices are major factors driving the growth of medical beds market. However, high cost associated with specialty beds such as bariatric, and critical care beds and clinical improvements in healthcare. On the other hand, growth opportunities in emerging regions is likely to have a positive impact on the growth of the global medical beds market in the coming years. With a rise in cases of chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and hypertension, there has been a rise number of hospital admissions. Also, in recent days, there has been a significant rise in the number of hospitals in developing countries. The demand for medical beds for accommodating patients has increased significantly in the recent years. Also, there has been a rising medical tourism and rise in number of specialty clinics and multi-specialty hospitals in countries such as, Mexico, India, and Japan. Asia Pacific is anticipated to offer significant growth opportunity during the forecast period, due to an increase in the government healthcare expenditure as well as the growing medical tourism in the leading economies such as Japan, China and India.Chronic diseases, including diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and obesity, are the leading causes of death in the world and account for most of the nation’s health care costs. According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), in 2017, number of people with diabetes in North America was approximately 46 million which is expected to grow at 62 million in 2045. The increase in the disease prevalence is around 35% during the forecast period. According to report of CDC, in 2018, approximately more than 9% of the population has diabetes, which is the leading cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations in US. Moreover, the data also suggests that 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year in the US. Similar trends for high presence of diabetes are prevalent around other geographies of the globe that include Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. For instance, according to IDF Diabetes Atlas published by the International Diabetes Federation in 2017, south-east Asia is home to approximately one-fifth (19%) of the total diabetes population worldwide.In 2018, the acute care segment held the largest share of the market, by usage. This segment is also expected to dominate the market in 2027 owing to rising prevalence of chronic diseases, growing geriatric population.Some of the major primary and secondary sources for market included in the report are Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USFDA, International Hospital Equipment (IHE), European Health Information Gateway, Journal of Patient Care, China Food & Drug Administration, contract research organizations, and among others.Request for a Discount Sample @ BEDS – MARKET SEGMENTATIONBy UsageAcute CareLong-Term CarePsychiatric & Bariatric CareOther Usage Middle East & Africa (MEA)Saudi ArabiaSouth AfricaUAE By End UserHospitalsElderly Care FacilitiesNursing HomeHome Care Settings By GeographyNorth AmericaU.S.CanadaMexico By TypeManual BedsSemi-Electric BedsElectric Bedscenter_img Company ProfilesStrykerFamed Żywiec Sp. z o.o.Medline Industries, Inc.Malvestio SpaInvacare CorporationMerivaara Corp.Paramount Bed Co., Ltd.Amico GroupLinetGendron Inc.Access Full Summery @ of content: 1.Introduction1.1 Scope of the Study1.2 The Insight Partners Research Report GuidanceGlobal Medical Beds Market – Key TakeawaysGlobal Medical Beds Market – Market Landscape3.1 Overview3.2 Market Segmentation3.2.1 Global Medical Beds Market – By Usage3.2.2 Global Medical Beds Market – By Type3.2.3 Global Medical Beds Market – By Application3.2.4 Global Medical Beds Market – By End User3.2.5 Global Medical Beds Market – By Geography3.3 PEST Analysis3.3.1 North America – PEST Analysis3.3.2 Europe– PEST Analysis3.3.3 Asia Pacific– PEST Analysis3.3.4 Middle East and Africa (MEA) – PEST Analysis3.3.5 South and Central America – PEST AnalysisGlobal Medical Beds Market – Key Market Dynamics4.1 Key Market Drivers4.1.1 Rising Geriatric Population4.1.2 Increasing Prevalence of Chronic Diseases4.1.3 Increasing Number of Hospitals4.1.4 Growing Public Private Partnership in Healthcare Industry4.2 Key Market Restraints4.2.1 High Cost Associated With Specialty Beds4.2.2 Reduction In The Average Length Of Hospital Stay4.3 Key Market Opportunities4.3.1 Rising Medical Tourism In Developing Countries4.3.2 Growing Super Specialty and Multi-Specialty Hospitals4.4 Future Trends4.4.1 Growing Technological Advancements4.5 Impact AnalysisAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 Ne Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,Or 97220 United StatesCall Answer Direct:+1-971-202-1575Call Answer Toll Free:+1-800-910-6452Email EuropeFranceGermanyUKItalySpain South America (SAM)BrazilArgentina Asia Pacific (APAC)ChinaJapanIndiaAustraliaSouth Korealast_img read more

How artificial intelligence can improve pentesting

first_img686 cybersecurity breaches were reported in the first three months of 2018 alone, with unauthorized intrusion accounting for 38.9% of incidents. And with high-profile data breaches dominating headlines, it’s clear that while modern, complex software architecture might be more adaptable and data-intensive than ever, securing that software is proving a real challenge. Penetration testing (or pentesting) is a vital component within the cybersecurity toolkit. In theory, it should be at the forefront of any robust security strategy. But it isn’t as simple as just rolling something out with a few emails and new software – it demands people with great skills, as well a culture where stress testing and hacking your own system is viewed as a necessity, not an optional extra. This is where artificial intelligence comes in – the automation that you can achieve through artificial intelligence could well help make pentesting much easier to do consistently and at scale. In turn, this would help organizations tackle both issues of skills and culture, and get serious about their cybersecurity strategies. But before we dive deeper into artificial intelligence and pentesting, let’s take a look at where we are now, and the shortcomings of established pentesting methods. The shortcomings of established methods of pentesting Typically, pentesting is carried out in 5 stages: Source: Incapsula Every one of these stages, when carried out by humans, opens up the chance of error. Yes, software is important, but contextual awareness and decisions are required.. This process, then, provides plenty of opportunities for error. From misinterpreting data – like thinking a system is secure, when actually it isn’t – to taking care of evidence and thoroughly and clearly recording the results of pentests, even the most experienced pentester will get things wrong. But even if you don’t make any mistakes, this whole process is hard to do well at scale. It requires a significant amount of time and energy to test a piece of software, which, given the pace of change created by modern processes, makes it much harder to maintain the levels of rigor you ultimately want from pentesting. This is where artificial intelligence comes in. The pentesting areas that artificial intelligence can impact Let’s dive into the different stages of pentesting that AI can impact. #1 Reconnaissance Stage The most important stage in pentesting is the Reconnaissance or information gathering stage. As rightly said by many in cybersecurity, “The more information gathered, the higher the likelihood of success.” Therefore, a significant amount of time should be spent obtaining as much information as possible about the target. Using AI to automate this stage would provide accurate results as well as save a lot of time invested. Using a combination of Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, and Artificial Intelligence, experts can identify a wide variety of details that can be used to build a profile of the company, its employees, the security posture, and even the software/hardware components of the network and computers. #2 Scanning Stage Comprehensive coverage is needed In the scanning phase. Manually scanning through thousands if systems in an organization is not ideal. NNor is it ideal to interpret the results returned by scanning tools. AI can be used to tweak the code of the scanning tools to scan systems as well as interpret the results of the scan. It can help save pentesters time and help in the overall efficiency of the pentesting process. AI can focus on test management and the creation of test cases automatically that will check if a particular program can be tagged having security flaw. They can also be used to check how a target system responds to an intrusion. #3 Gaining and Maintaining access stage Gaining access phase involves taking control of one or more network devices in order to either extract data from the target, or to use that device to then launch attacks on other targets. Once a system is scanned for vulnerabilities, the pentesters need to ensure that the system does not have any loopholes that attackers can exploit to get into the network devices. They need to check that the network devices are safely protected with strong passwords and other necessary credentials. AI-based algorithms can try out different combinations of passwords to check if the system is susceptible for a break-in. The algorithms can be trained to observe user data, look for trends or patterns to make inferences about possible passwords used. Maintaining access focuses on establishing other entry points to the target. This phase is expected to trigger mechanisms, to ensure that the penetration tester’s security when accessing the network. AI-based algorithms should be run at equal intervals to time to guarantee that the primary path to the device is closed. The algorithms should be able to discover backdoors, new administrator accounts, encrypted channels, new network access channels, and so on. #4 Covering Tracks And Reporting The last stage tests whether an attacker can actually remove all traces of his attack on the system. Evidence is most often stored in user logs, existing access channels, and in error messages caused by the infiltration process. AI-powered tools can assist in the discovery of hidden backdoors and multiple access points that haven’t been left open on the target network; All of these findings should be automatically stored in a report with a proper timeline associated with every attack done. A great example of a tool that efficiently performs all these stages of pentesting is CloudSEK’s X-Vigil. This tool leverages AI to extract data, derive analysis and discover vulnerabilities in time to protect an organization from data breach. Manual vs automated vs AI-enabled pentesting Now that you have gone through the shortcomings of manual pen testing and the advantages of AI-based pentesting, let’s do a quick side-by-side comparison to understand the difference between the two. Manual Testing Automated Testing AI enabled pentesting Manual testing is not accurate at all times due to human error This is more likely to return false positives AI enabled pentesting is accurate as compared to automated testing Manual testing is time-consuming and takes up human resources. Automated testing is executed by software tools, so it is significantly faster than a manual approach. AI enabled testing does not consume much time. The algorithms can be deployed for thousands of systems at a single instance. Investment is required for human resources. Investment is required for testing tools. AI will save the investment for human resources in pentesting. Rather, the same employees can be used to perform less repetitive and more efficient tasks Manual testing is only practical when the test cases are run once or twice, and frequent repetition is not required.. Automated testing is practical when tools find test vulnerabilities out of programmable bounds AI-based pentesting is practical in organizations with thousands of systems that need to be tested at once to save time and resources. AI-based pentesting tools Pentoma is an AI-powered penetration testing solution that allows software developers to conduct smart hacking attacks and efficiently pinpoint security vulnerabilities in web apps and servers. It identifies holes in web application security before hackers do, helping prevent any potential security damages. Pentoma analyzes web-based applications and servers to find unknown security risks.In Pentoma, with each hacking attempt, machine learning algorithms incorporate new vulnerability discoveries, thus continuously improving and expanding threat detection capability. Wallarm Security Testing is another AI based testing tool that discovers network assets, scans for common vulnerabilities, and monitors application responses for abnormal patterns. It discovers application-specific vulnerabilities via Automated Threat Verification. The content of a blocked malicious request is used to create a sanitized test with the same attack vector to see how the application or its copy in a sandbox would respond. With such AI based pentesting tools, pentesters can focus on the development process itself, confident that applications are secured against the latest hacking and reverse engineering attempts, thereby helping to streamline a product’s time to market. Perhaps it is the increase in the number of costly data breaches or the continually expanding attack and proliferation of sensitive data and the attempt to secure them with increasingly complex security technologies that businesses lack in-house expertise to properly manage. Whatever be the reason, more organizations are waking up to the fact that if vulnerabilities are not caught in time can be catastrophic for the business. These weaknesses, which can range from poorly coded web applications, to unpatched databases to exploitable passwords to an uneducated user population, can enable sophisticated adversaries to run amok across your business.  It would be interesting to see the growth of AI in this field to overcome all the aforementioned shortcomings. Read Next 5 ways artificial intelligence is upgrading software engineering Intelligent Edge Analytics: 7 ways machine learning is driving edge computing adoption in 20188 ways Artificial Intelligence can improve DevOpslast_img read more

Facebook fails to block ECJ data security case from proceeding

first_imgThis July, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg will now hear a case to answer questions on whether the American government’s surveillance, Privacy Shield and Standard Contract Clauses, during EU-US data transfers, provides adequate protection of EU citizen’s personal information. The ECJ set the case hearing after the supreme court of Ireland — where Facebook’s international headquarters is located — decided, on Friday, May 31st, 2019, to dismiss an appeal by Facebook to block the data security case from progressing to the ECJ. The Austrian Supreme Court has also recently rejected Facebook’s bid to stop a similar case. If Europe’s Court of Justice makes a ruling against the current legal arrangements, this would majorly impact thousands of companies, which make millions of data transfers every day. Companies potentially affected, include human resources databases, storage of internet browsing histories and credit card companies. Background on this case The case started with the Austrian privacy lawyer and campaigner, Max Schrems. In 2013, Schrems made a complaint regarding concerns that US surveillance programs like the PRISM system were accessing the data of European Facebook users, as whistleblower Edward Snowden described. His concerns also dealt with Facebook’s use of a separate data transfer mechanism — Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs). Around the time Snowden disclosed about the US government’s mass surveillance programs, Schrems also challenged the legality of the prior EU-US data transfer arrangement, Safe Harbor, eventually bringing it down. After Schrems stated that the transfer of his data by Facebook to the US infringed upon his rights as an EU citizen, Ireland’s High Court ruled, in 2017, that the US government partook in “mass indiscriminate processing of data” and deferred concerns to the European Court of Justice. Then, in October of last year, the High Court referred this case to the ECJ based on the Data Protection Commissioner’s “well-founded” concerns about whether or not US law provided adequate protection for EU citizens’ data privacy rights. Within all of this, there also exist people questioning the compatibility between US law which focuses on national security and EU law which aims for personal privacy. Whistleblowers like Edward Snowden played a role in what has lead up to this case, and whistleblower attorneys and paraprofessionals continue working to expose fraud against the government through means of the False Claims Acts (FCA). Why Facebook appealed the case Although Irish law doesn’t require an appeal against CJEU referrals, Facebook chose to stay and appeal the decision anyway, aiming to keep it from progressing to court. The court denied them the stay but granted them leave to appeal last year. Keep in mind that Facebook was already under a lot of scrutiny after playing a part in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, which showed that up to 87 million users faced having their data compromised by Cambridge Analytica. One of the reasons Facebook said it wanted to block this case from progressing was that the High Court failed to regard the ‘Privacy Shield’ decision. Under the Privacy Shield decision, the European Commission had approved the use of certain EU-US data transfer channels. Another main issue here was whether Facebook actually had the legal rights to appeal a referral to the ECJ. Privacy Shield is also in question by French digital rights groups who claim it disrupts fundamental EU rights and will be heard by the General Court of the EU in July. Why the appeal was dismissed The five-judge High Court, headed by the Chief Justice Frank Clarke, decided they cannot entertain an appeal over the referral decision itself. In addition, he said Facebook’s criticisms related to the “proper characterization” of underlying facts rather than the facts themselves. If there had been any actual finding of facts not sustainable on the evidence before the High Court per Irish procedural law, he would have overturned it, but no such matter had been established on this appeal, he ruled. “Joint Control” and its possible impact on the case In June 2018, after a Facebook fan page was found to have been allowing visitor data to be collected by Facebook via a cookie on the fan page, without informing visitors, The Federal Administrative Court of Germany referred the case to ECJ. This resulted in the ECJ deciding to deem joint responsibility between social media networks and administrators in the processing of visitor data. The ECJ´s ruling, in this case, has consequences not only for Facebook sites but for other situations where more than one company or administrator plays an active role in the data processing. The concept of “joint control” is now on the table, and further decisions of authorities and courts in this area are likely. What’s next for data security Currently, Facebook also faces questioning by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission over numerous potential infringements of strict European privacy laws that the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) outlines. Facebook, however, already stated it will take the necessary steps to ensure the site operators can comply with the GDPR. There have even been pleas for Global Data Laws. A common misconception exists that only big organizations, governments and businesses are at risk for data security breaches, but this is simply not true. Data security is important for everyone — now more than ever. Your computer, tablet and mobile devices could be affected by attackers for their sensitive information, such as credit card details, banking details and passwords, by way of phishing attacks, malware attacks, ransomware attacks, man-in-the-middle attacks and more. Therefore, bringing continual awareness to these US and global data security issues will enable stricter laws to be put in place. Kayla Matthews writes about big data, cybersecurity and technology. You can find her work on The Week, Information Age, KDnuggets and CloudTweaks, or over at Read Next Facebook releases Pythia, a deep learning framework for vision and language multimodal research Zuckberg just became the target of the world’s first high profile white hat deepfake op. Can Facebook come out unscathed? US regulators plan to probe Google on anti-trust issues; Facebook, Amazon & Apple also under legal scrutinylast_img read more

The Fourth Age Smart Robots Conscious Computers and the Future of Humanity

first_imgBy @SimonCocking review of The Fourth Age Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity. Available from Simon & Schuster here.As we approach a great turning point in history when technology is poised to redefine what it means to be human, The Fourth Age offers fascinating insight into AI, robotics, and their extraordinary implications for our species.In The Fourth Age, Byron Reese makes the case that technology has reshaped humanity just three times in history: – 100,000 years ago, we harnessed fire, which led to language.– 10,000 years ago, we developed agriculture, which led to cities and warfare.– 5,000 years ago, we invented the wheel and writing, which lead to the nation state.We are now on the doorstep of a fourth change brought about by two technologies: AI and robotics. The Fourth Age provides extraordinary background information on how we got to this point, and how—rather than what—we should think about the topics we’ll soon all be facing: machine consciousness, automation, employment, creative computers, radical life extension, artificial life, AI ethics, the future of warfare, superintelligence, and the implications of extreme prosperity.By asking questions like “Are you a machine?” and “Could a computer feel anything?”, Reese leads you through a discussion along the cutting edge in robotics and AI, and, provides a framework by which we can all understand, discuss, and act on the issues of the Fourth Age, and how they’ll transform humanity.The Fourth Age, Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity, reviewedOverall this is a smart, thoughtful and well reasoned book, that aims to deconstruct a range of ideas / myths and preconceptions about what AI can and can’t be expected to do in the near to distant future. We enjoyed Reese’s progression through a series of concepts, and statements, some of which have been overhyped in the media.The book first covers a catchup period to bring us to where we are now. This is useful in terms of proving a context for those who are new to the subject. For those new to these questions and topics this part of the book is useful, and we found it well written and fast moving for those waiting to get to the more meaty issues in terms of what happens next and where are we going.As Ray Kurzweil, Elon Musk, Stephen Hawkings and many more have outlined their various views, often at different ends of the spectrum, Reese aims to navigate between these opinions of the good and the great. In doing so it does feel like he is helping to bring us to a more considered and balanced appraisal of AI, narrow and general. How soon, if at all, will robots/AI become sentient? Will they then instantly wish to kill us all? Can AI be programmed to follow Asimov’s general lawas of robotics, and are these even reasonable goals.In questions like robots and ‘our’ jobs Reese does a good job of exploding so myths and deconstructing loose statements made by others. The book is a pleasure to read and takes you through an enlightening and illuminating tour of the current issues we need to grapple with as we experience the coming tsunami  of AI related life changes. We recommend it.With #transferredlearning, humans can identify objects under varying conditions with just one sample. Without a lifetime of experiences to apply to new environments, #machines are unable to do this & need an enormous number of samples to train on. #ai #robot #tech #thefourthage— Byron Reese (@byronreese) August 13, 2019 If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at or on Twitter: @SimonCocking Ethics of AI Predictions is the topic on this @Gigaom #AIMinute with @byronreese. #facebook #AIEthics #bigbrother #AI #artificialintelligence #AIforAll#AIforGood— GigaOm AI Minute (@AIMinute) August 14, 2019More information about Irish Tech News and the Business ShowcaseFYI the ROI for you is => Irish Tech News now get over 1.5 million monthly views, and up to 900k monthly unique visitors, from over 160 countries. We have over 860,000 relevant followers on Twitter on our various accounts & were recently described as Ireland’s leading online tech news site and Ireland’s answer to TechCrunch, so we can offer you a good audience!Since introducing desktop notifications a short time ago, which notify readers directly in their browser of new articles being published, over 16000 people have now signed up to receive them ensuring they are instantly kept up to date on all our latest content. Desktop notifications offer a unique method of serving content directly to verified readers and bypass the issue of content getting lost in people’s crowded news feeds.Drop us a line if you want to be featured, guest post, suggest a possible interview, or just let us know what you would like to see more of in our future articles. We’re always open to new and interesting suggestions for informative and different articles. Contact us, by email, twitter or whatever social media works for you and hopefully we can share your story too and reach our global audience.Homelast_img read more

Hunt for snake under house

first_imgA desperate call for help concerning a huge snake under their house came in from Helpmekaar Road residents yesterday afternoon (Thursday).Children were playing outside when they spotted the snake coming out of a hole under the home’s foundation. The residents quickly contacted snake expert Eugene Jonck, who responded to the house where the snake was seen.The residents told Eugene that the snake was brown and creamy-white in colour, leading him to believe that it was an African Rock Python.On arrival, Eugene and the residents quickly began breaking the foundation to gain access to where the snake was hiding in a hole deep under the house. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite It took almost 2 hours before Eugene eventually saw the snake. It wasn’t a Python, but rather a Mozambique Spitting Cobra.The search continued as the snake “burrowed” deeper into the hole, with Eugene and his team working even harder to get to it by breaking more of the foundation.Under the foundation, a rats’ nest was found with pieces of polony and polony wrapping, thus showing that the snake was after the rats.The homeowner was worried that the search was going to take too long and opted for the hole under the house to be sealed up and the snake to remain there.The concern is that many children play in the area and the snake poses a very real threat to them.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more

Happy Chinese New Year from ETB Travel News

first_imgIn Sydney this year, there will be numerous events over the coming weekend, featuring the Lanterns of Terracotta Warriors and culminating in the Chinese New Year Twilight Parade at Sydney Town Hall.For more information, go to www.sydneychinesenewyear.comMelbourne is also hosting a number of Chinese New Year events, including the Awakening of the Docklands Dragon festival, where spectators can see the spectacular 100-metre-long illuminated Docklands Dragon.For more information, go to www.melbournechinesenewyear.comThere will be an elaborate Lantern Festival in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley Chinatown Mall, the whole city will be abuzz with celebration as the local Chinese community celebrates the New Year.For more information, go to for Adelaide, there will be the annual Lunar New Year Street Party in Chinatown, and Gouger Street will be filled with stalls, exhibitions, and entertainments from various cultural groups, showcasing Asian cultures and traditions of arts, crafts and foods.For more information, go to = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wiseman Lanterns of Terracotta Warriors This years’ Chinese New Year is today, Thursday 19 February, and the holiday is the longest national holiday in China, spanning a total of fifteen days.Chinese New Year’s Day is the most important date in the Chinese calendar and traditionally is celebrated with dinners, parades, dragon dances, reunions and gift exchanges.In China, red clothing and elements are essential for Chinese New Year, as the mythical monster at the centre of the New Year, Nian, was supposedly scared of the colour red and fireworks.The final day of the holiday, Day 15, sees the Lantern Festival, where red Chinese lanterns are released into the sky.In Australia, Chinese New Year is also highly celebrated, with parades and festivals across the country in all major cities.last_img read more

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first_imgagent incentiveCreative Cruisingcruise An exclusive Travel Agent $50* gift card bonus is on offer from Creative Cruising, for Europe bookings made before 31 May 2019 with Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, MSC Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line. The cruise wholesaler has also secured exclusive rates and inclusions for your clients’ next European holiday.Creative Cruising’s flexible packages include reduced fares, early booking discounts as well as exclusive on-board credit. These specially curated packages also incorporate current in market offer including ‘Free at Sea’ with Norwegian Cruise Line and a supersaver fare with MSC Cruises.• Explore French Riviera, Rome and Las Ramblas in Barcelona on Celebrity Constellation on a 10 night Rome to Barcelona cruise from $4,799*pp in an inside stateroom, flying return with Qantas Airways, 3 nights pre-cruise accommodation and return private transfers.• Indulge in European Wine and Cuisine on Azamara Journey on a 9 night Southampton to Lisbon cruise from $5,119*pp in an inside stateroom, return Emirates airfares, 4 nights total pre and post-cruise accommodation and private transfers throughout.• Take off on a Beautiful Baltic Getaway on board Norwegian Getaway on a 9 night Copenhagen return cruise from $4,699*pp in an inside stateroom, return Qantas Airways airfares, 3 night pre-accommodation and private transfers in Copenhagen.• Discover MSC Cruises newest ships the MSC Grandiosa and MSC Virtuosa. Get in first to take advantages of MSC Cruises Supersaver early bird booking promotion.For more information or to book and secure your $50* gift card CLICK HERE*Terms and conditions apply. last_img read more

Valuables worth over 35000 euros burgled from Limassol home

first_imgBurglars stole two guns, jewellery and other valuables worth 35,800 euros from a home in Ayios Tychonos in Limassol on Saturday night, police said.According to the complaint made to police by the 39-year old owner of the house, she discovered the break-in at around 9.30pm when she and her husband rushed home after receiving an alert from their security system on her mobile phone.By the time they got home, the burglars had already left, taking the loot with them.There has been a spate of burglaries in the Limassol area since the beginning of the year. Police believe the crime spree is a coordinated effort by an organised gang from abroad.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Doctors omission led to Akis Kleanthous death

first_imgBy George PsyllidesAN inquest has found that doctors at a private facility contributed to the cause of death of former education minister Akis Kleanthous who died in 2011 after a heart attack.According to the findings, the cause of death was myocardial infarction caused by a clot at the point where a stent had been placed at the American Heart Institute around two months earlier.Installation of the stents by angioplasty, a nonsurgical procedure, was chosen by the doctors knowing that the patient preferred to avoid the more invasive bypass.They did not however explain to him that the latter was the most suitable and advantageous method, giving him the option to reject it, the coroner said.“I do not consider it to be sudden death in the sense that it was unpredictable since the risk of a clot in the stent was one of the predictable dangers or possibilities or disadvantages of the stent … and the patient complained about symptoms that warranted careful examination,” the coroner said.The findings concluded that there was reasonable suspicion that an act of omission of third parties had contributed to the cause of death of Kleanthous.The coroner has sent the findings to the attorney-general to look into the possibility of criminal offences having been committed, on top of any civil liability.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more