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Town of Churchill says thank you to everyone who helped after rail

first_imgCHURCHILL, Man. – The town of Churchill in northern Manitoba is saying thank you to everyone who has helped the community since it lost its rail service.Mayor Michael Spence and his council say in a release on Twitter that many Manitobans, Canadians and people from across the world have reached out.The town of 900 people on Hudson Bay lost its only land connection to the south last spring when severe flooding damaged the rail line.Railway owner Omnitrax has said it will not repair the track because it would cost too much money on an already money-losing line.That means goods and people have had to rely on very costly air transportation, although a seasonal ice road recently opened.The town’s thank you says the outpouring of support has made this Christmas a special one for the community.“We are particularly touched by the many anonymous donors who have made a donation to our food bank, donated a toy for a Christmas hamper, sent a letter of encouragement, or simply supported us through this most difficult time,” says the release.“This has truly been the most challenging time our community has faced and we have all come together with the assistance and efforts of many people that care for our community and that recognize the special place that Churchill is.”The town is also reminding everyone that it is not the only northern community affected by the loss of the rail line.It mentions the Kivalliq region in Nunavut, many First Nations — including the Fox Lake Cree, Pikwitonei and York Factory bands — and the communities of Thompson and The Pas.The federal government has filed a lawsuit against Omnitrax and is trying to help transfer ownership of the rail line to a consortium of northern Manitoba communities.last_img read more

Toronto Fringe on the move

first_img Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Creation Lab opened in September 2011 at the Centre for Social Innovation and has been a place for independent artists of all disciplines to congregate, create and innovate 24 hours a day for highly subsidized rates. Since 2011, 26,706.5 hours of creation time have been rented in the lab.Over the years, key donors and funders have supported the Creation Lab: Neville Austin has been the naming donor for the larger studio since 2011, and the smaller studio was supported from 2011-2013 by Zal Press and from 2013-present by Blake Thorne.New administration office address as of September 1st:The Toronto Fringe688 Richmond Street West, Suite 204 Toronto, ONM6J 1C5For further details contact communications@fringetoronto.com or call 416-966-1062 Twitter It’s a year of big change for the Toronto Fringe! As of September 1st, 2016 our administration office will move to 688 Richmond Street West, Suite 204 from its current location at the Centre for Social Innovation, 720 Bathurst Street.This move also means that our Creation Lab, The Blake Thorne Studio and The Neville Austin Studio, will close temporarily until a more suitable location can be found.“Unfortunately rent increased to a point that made running the labs very difficult,” says Fringe’s Executive Director Kelly Straughan, “We know the closing of the Creation Lab is difficult for artists but at this time we are actively searching for a venue that will allow us to continue to offer creation spaces for as little as $6/hour. We thank the Centre for Social Innovation for five wonderful years- they have been supportive partners and we are sad to leave.” Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Taseko tries again showdown looms

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe federal government turned them down once, but a Vancouver-based mining company is trying again to push through a controversial mining project.Taseko Mines says it wants to revive its prosperity mine project in British Columbia’s interior, near Williams Lake, B.C.The federal government initially turned down their proposal last year, saying any mining projects would damage the environment.In a recent news release, Taseko says its new proposal will not impact the environment and wildlife.Rising gold and copper prices will bring in more money to save the environment.First Nations group in the region are again opposing Taseko’s plans.Chief Marilyn Baptiste says no matter how the company spins it, the mine will damage their territory.last_img read more

Oilsands tech touted for pipeline capacity boost still years from deployment

first_imgCALGARY – Two years after a blue-ribbon panel called on the Alberta government to encourage partial upgrading of bitumen from the oilsands to enhance value and free up more pipeline room for exports, the idea remains years away from commercialization.In its royalty review report in January 2016, the panel led by ATB Financial CEO Dave Mowat pointed out that if heavy, sticky bitumen were partly upgraded, there would be less need to add light petroleum to dilute it so it will flow in a pipeline — meaning as much as 30 per cent more bitumen could be stuffed into existing pipelines.It would also boost profits because companies wouldn’t have to buy diluent, which is generally priced in line with New York-traded West Texas Intermediate oil, the report said.Diluted bitumen as represented by Western Canadian Select crude currently sells for considerably less per barrel than WTI, a discount that has doubled in recent months from typical levels due in part to pipeline capacity constraints. The wider differential means Alberta producers are missing out on hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.Last week, privately owned Fractal Systems Inc. announced that its Enhanced JetShear partial upgrading and acid reduction technology had proved — during a year of testing — its ability to improve bitumen quality, increase bitumen volumes shipped in pipelines and reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions.“We’re now ready for commercial deployment and we’re hoping we’re hitting the market at just the right time,” said Fractal chairman Joe Gasca.“An engineering study is now underway with our oilsands partner for a large-scale Enhanced JetShear facility. We should know more about the timing of an investment decision later this year.”The company is partnering with oilsands producer Cenovus Energy Inc., aided by a $3.7-million federal grant approved in 2015 from Sustainable Development Technology Canada.Cenovus is investigating several partial upgrading technologies for potential future investment, according to CEO Alex Pourbaix.“We’re seeing some positive indications but I think we’re still in what I would call the R and D stage,” he said. “It isn’t something we’re going to be rolling out on a commercial basis in the short term.”Fractal said it has processed more than 225,000 barrels of diluted bitumen trucked to a 1,000-barrel-per-day pilot plant from steam-driven oilsands operations in northern Alberta. The facility succeeded in reducing the need for diluent by up to 53 per cent while improving oil quality through the reduction of olefins and acidity, the company said.Fractal president Ed Veith said a 50,000-barrel-per-day Enhanced JetShear facility at an oilsands project is estimated to cost about $275 million to build. It would result in savings from lower transportation and diluent costs of about $7.50 per barrel, based on 2017 average prices.However, proving partial upgrading technology works is one thing, while putting it into practice is another, said Kent Fellows, research associate at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary.“We’re probably looking at measuring in years, definitely not in weeks or months,” he said. “There is a lot of risk still in this, which has the potential to kill it in the nest before it gets out.”Fellows said producers looking to invest must ensure positive results from small pilot plants will be duplicated on a larger scale. They also need to make sure their customers will be willing to pay to use the resulting crude in their refineries. And the projects have to be able to pass regulatory hurdles.Alberta’s carbon tax creates another potential problem, Fellows added.Raw bitumen shipped to the U.S. Gulf Coast is processed in Texas, which has no carbon tax, he said. If it’s partly upgraded in Alberta, the producer will have to pay Alberta’s carbon tax on any emissions from the process — even if, as technology developers promise, the overall greenhouse gas emissions wind up being slightly lower.Fractal has been in touch with the Alberta government about the carbon tax issue, Gasca said, but it’s unclear whether anything can be done to address it.A School of Public Policy report funded by Alberta Innovates, the province’s applied research arm, suggested a year ago that a 100,000-barrel-per-day partial upgrading facility could add $10 to $15 of value to each barrel of bitumen.It listed 10 pre-commercial technologies that have been tested or proposed for deployment in Alberta.Alberta Innovates has hired an engineering firm to produce a report to be delivered by the end of February that will evaluate pre-commercial partial upgrading technologies.About 60 per cent of Alberta’s oilsands production is shipped in its raw form. The rest is typically upgraded into synthetic crude oil, a light product that flows easily in a pipeline and usually fetches near-WTI prices.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Companies mentioned in this story: (TSX:CVE, TSX:SU)last_img read more

SecretaryGeneral moves to set up judges selection panel for Lebanon tribunal

12 September 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he has begun the process of establishing a selection panel to recommend to him the names of judges to serve on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, which is being set up to prosecute those responsible for the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri. In his latest report on the progress of the Tribunal, Mr. Ban says the selection panel will be formed and take up its work by next month, and he expects to be able to appoint the judges – after receiving the panel’s recommendations – by the end of the year.The selection panel will comprise two judges, either sitting or retired from an international tribunal, and a representative of the Secretary-General.The Lebanese Government has already forwarded a list of the 12 judges proposed by the country’s Supreme Council of the Judiciary, and Mr. Ban says the list will remain sealed until the selection process of all judges starts.UN Legal Counsel Nicolas Michel sent a letter to all Member States last month asking them to submit candidates for Tribunal judges by no later than 24 September.According to the Tribunal’s statute, the chambers will consist of one international pre-trial judge; three judges to serve in the trial chamber (one Lebanese and two international); five judges to serve in the appeals chamber (two Lebanese and three international); and two alternate judges (one Lebanese and one international). The judges of the trial chamber and those of the appeals chamber will then each elect a presiding judge to conduct the proceedings in their chamber, with the presiding judge of the appeals chamber serving as president of the Tribunal.Mr. Ban notes in the report that 51 per cent of the costs of the Tribunal will be met by voluntary contributions from UN Member States, with the remaining 49 per cent to be funded by the Lebanese Government. The UN Secretariat has created a trust fund to receive contributions from the world’s countries.The Tribunal is forecast to cost $35 million to run in its first 12 months, followed by $45 million in its second year and $40 million in its third year. Between 415 and 430 posts are expected to be needed to staff the court.Mr. Michel led a delegation to the Netherlands last month to visit possible sites for the Tribunal and to hold talks with Dutch authorities on the measures necessary to establish the court’s seat, according to the report.The Tribunal is being set up to deal with the assassination of Mr. Hariri, who was killed along with 22 others in a massive car bombing in downtown Beirut in February 2005. Once it is formally established, it will be up to the court to determine whether other political killings in Lebanon since October 2004 were connected to Mr. Hariri’s assassination and could therefore be dealt with by the Tribunal. read more

SIU investigates after woman fatally shot by police in Hamilton

Photo: SIU investigates after woman fatally killed in police shooting in Hamilton (David Ritchie)Ontario’s police watchdog has been called to investigate the death of a woman following a police-involved shooting in Hamilton early Saturday morning.Witnesses who were at the scene said officers were called to 320 King Street East just before 1 a.m. for reports of a “disturbed person with a knife.”The two-storey building, located at King Street and Wellington Street North, is e-One Vapor; an e-cigarette and e-liquid shop.The woman was reportedly rushed to hospital without vital signs and later pronounced dead.Hamilton police would not comment on the incident because the SIU has invoked its mandate.The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. read more

Business report with Mike Eppel

Business report with Mike Eppel business report|central banks|markets|mike eppel by News Staff Posted Jul 18, 2013 6:22 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Markets focusing on central banks, senior business editor Mike Eppel explains.

Un photographe allemand rend hommage aux glaciers

first_imgUn photographe allemand rend hommage aux glaciersOlaf Otto Becker a réalisé de superbes photographies de paysages glacés au Groenland, en Islande et aux pôles. L’Allemand veut ainsi montrer au monde entier les dégâts dus au réchauffement climatique à travers la fonte des glaces.”Above Zero”.  C’est ainsi que s’intitule l’ouvrage dans lequel sont publiées les photographies à couper le souffle de Olaf Otto Becker. L’Allemand a voulu faire des portraits de l’Islande et du Groenland pour mieux se rendre compte des changements qui s’opèrent à cause du réchauffement climatique ainsi que l’impact de l’homme sur la nature. Ces clichés ont été pris pendant les étés 2007 et 2008.À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Mais l’aventure avait commencé en 1999 pour l’Allemand. Cette année-là, il a pris une photographie d’un glacier en Islande pour son premier livre “Under the Nordic Light”. Trois ans plus tard, il a souhaité se rendre au même endroit et a remarqué que ce glacier avait disparu. Voilà comment Olaf Otto Becker s’est intéressé à la fonte des glaces et à l’environnement.Ce photographe de 51 ans, freelance depuis 1988, a déjà été exposé à de nombreuses occasions en Allemagne et à l’étranger. Ses précédentes images de la côte du Groenland (“Broken Line”) ont connu beaucoup de succès.En octobre dernier, ses photos des glaciers pour “Above Zero” ont été présentées au Breda Photo Festival aux Pays-Bas.Découvrez une série de photographies extraite de l’ouvrage “Above Zero”, sur Maxisciences. Le 7 février 2011 à 12:49 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

TVA SFR et Orange ne répercutent plus la hausse

first_imgTVA : SFR et Orange ne répercutent plus la hausseSFR et Orange devaient répercuter la hausse de la TVA sur le prix des abonnements mobiles au 1er février. Finalement, les opérateurs ont choisi de faire marche arrière.Les abonnements mobiles devaient être majorés de deux à neuf euros chez SFR et de deux euros chez Orange, lorsqu’ils permettaient d’accéder à la télévision sur le téléphone, rapporte LeMonde.fr. L’objectif, pour les opérateurs, était de répercuter la hausse de la TVA sur ces abonnements. Mais aujourd’hui, coup de théâtre. Ils annulent cette augmentation. Frank Cadoret, Directeur général grand public de SFR s’explique dans un communiqué : “Les informations et rumeurs contradictoires circulant depuis début janvier ont généré une grande confusion auprès de nos clients”.  Orange n’a pas tardé à suivre. Il a à son tour annoncé aujourd’hui qu’il ne répercuterait pas la hausse de la TVA sur les forfaits mobiles de ses 3,5 millions d’abonnés concernés, “afin de ne pas les pénaliser”. À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Les deux opérateurs rejoignent la stratégie de Bouygues Telecom, qui avait annoncé il y a quelques semaines son intention de ne pas répercuter la hausse de la TVA sur la facture de ses clients mobiles, espérant récupérer la clientèle de ses concurrents.Face à ce revirement, il est impossible pour les clients de quitter Orange et SFR sans frais. Une modification du contrat, en augmentant le prix des forfaits, leur permettait de résilier gratuitement leur abonnement pendant quatre mois. Il semblerait que cela ne soit plus le cas à présent, sauf pour les demandes de résiliation déjà envoyées. Ces dernières seront prises en compte, indique 01net.Par ailleurs, les abonnements Internet, eux, doivent bel et bien coûter plus cher. Ils augmenteront en moyenne de 2 euros chez tous les fournisseurs d’accès (FAI).Le 7 février 2011 à 17:50 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Mass growth leads the way for NagaWorld as revenue profit soar in

first_img Success Universe profit soars 230% in 1H19 on higher Ponte 16 share Genting Malaysia enjoys improved 2Q19 showing on better luck at Resorts World Genting NagaCorp has continued its strong momentum in the six months to 30 June 2019, with gross gaming revenue rising 22% to US$872.4 million and net profit by 36% to US$245.1 million at its Cambodian integrated resort NagaWorld.Positive growth was the trend across all segments, most notably in the mass market where GGR grew 38% to US$222.5 million driven by increasing tourism to Cambodia, particularly from China which recorded a 40% growth in the first five months of 2019 according to official government figures. NagaCorp said that mass table drop grew 32% and EGM bill-ins 29% in 1H19. Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August RelatedPosts Load More VIP rolling grew by 38% to US$23.2 billion, although a lower win rate when compared with the same period in 2018 saw revenue increase by 18% to US$649.9 million.Segment growth was attributed to a range of factors, including customer demand for higher limit tables and two new junket operators commencing fixed base operations at Naga2. It also pointed to Suncity Group’s recent move to a larger space at Naga2 that accommodates more VIP tables and other supporting entertainment facilities.“Overall, both South East Asian and Macau-based junket operators have contributed to increased VIP rollings during the period,” NagaCorp said.EBITDA for 1H19 grew 41% to US$327.8 million with the company declaring a cash dividend of US3.39 cents, equivalent to HK26.27 cents, to be paid on 20 August 2019.As previously reported by Inside Asian Gaming, NagaCorp earlier this week released further details of its planned Naga3 expansion, which it says will see NagaWorld rival Macau’s best integrated resorts.last_img read more

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Beck Wins Best Alternative Music Album For Colors 2019 GRAMMYs

first_img 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Beck Wins Best Alternative Music Album For ‘Colors’ | 2019 GRAMMYs Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Twitter Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 10, 2019 – 4:04 pm Watch: Beck Wins Best Alternative Music Album John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage News 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Facebook Email Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Fellow nominees Category 16 Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino by Arctic MonkeysUtopia by BjörkAmerican Utopia by David ByrneMasseduction by St. VincentThe experimental pop performer won Best Rock Album and Album Of The Year at the 57th GRAMMY Awards for Morning Phase.He joins a prestigious roster of previous category winners, ranging from David Bowie, The National and Alabama Shakes. 2019 GRAMMYs: Full Nominees And Winners List Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Beck Wins Best Alternative Music Album beck-wins-best-alternative-music-album-colors-2019-grammys Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance?center_img 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Beck takes home Best Alternative Music Album at the 61st GRAMMY AwardsRachel BrodskyGRAMMYs Feb 10, 2019 – 1:00 pm Beck won Best Alternative Music Album for Colors at the 2019 GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony. Watch the acceptance speech below. Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Prev Next TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees 61st GRAMMY Awards Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Read morelast_img read more

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STATE REP RACE Dave Robertson Does NOT Support DandiLyons Boycott

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — Below is a press statement from the campaign of Dave Robertson (D-Tewksbury), running for the 19th Middlesex State Rep seat.Recently, Erika Johnson, Chair of the Wilmington Democratic Town Committee, posted on the her personal Facebook page encouraging people to boycott Dandi-Lyons, an ice cream and flower shop in Tewksbury owned by State Representative Jim Lyons of Andover.“Erika Johnson is not associated with, and does not speak for, this campaign or this candidate. She has never supported this campaign outside of a blanket committee endorsement,” said Gary DePalma, Campaign Manager for Dave Robertson. “Furthermore, we do not support boycotts for political gain. Dave supports local business owners and firmly believes that politics should be kept out of business.”For more information on his REAL stances, visit www.RobertsonForRep.com.This statement comes a day after one of his competitors, Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury), criticized Robertson for not condemning the boycott.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Tewksbury Republican Committee Attack Robertson Over Wilmington Democratic Committee Chair’s StatementIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Pina Prinzivalli Stands With Dandi-LyonsIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Campaign Declares Debate Victory; Knocks Robertson On Dandi-Lyons & Sanctuary StateIn “Government”last_img read more

AFN Alaskans share intimate heroes stories online

first_imgAFN 2015 is officially underway. This year’s theme is ‘Heroes in our Homeland.’In a more literal take on the theme, Alaska Native veterans opened the convention by presenting the Color Guard. There were two World War II veterans on hand. Sen. Dan Sullivan also used his time on the podium to laud Alaska’s servicemen and women.But some of the more touching hero stories are quietly making their way through social media.In a Facebook post, one mom says her hero is her daughter, who — after being raised in a household with drugs, alcohol and abuse — is blossoming into a mature young woman connected to her culture. The mom and daughter duo have recently moved to Anchorage to turn a new page in their lives, together.Another mother thanks her two daughters, ages 8 and 5, for being pillars of strength after losing their father. Her older daughter is autistic, she says, and sometimes the younger one has to miss out on certain events because the eldest has a hard time with crowds and new places. Both little girls are heroes, she says.Other stories thank parents, grandparents and siblings for being everyday heroes to their families and communities.Toggle through the photo slider to see some ‘hero’ stories.New Gallery 2015/10/161 of 71234567Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting for Business solution.New Gallery 2015/10/16originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 680width 535orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 747width 536orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 605width 541orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 744width 488orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 780width 537orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 590width 486orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemoriginaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 593width 490orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Elemlast_img read more

Oil production is up and DNR expects it to keep climbing

first_imgPipelines lead to one of BP’s facilities on the North Slope. (Photo courtesy BP)Lawmakers got some good news in Juneau on Tuesday, as the state’s Department of Natural Resources unveiled the fall production forecast.Oil production is up. And they expect it rise again next year.Listen nowIt was a difficult year for the North Slope in 2016. After the drop in oil prices, operators cut 44 percent of their spending. They let drilling rigs go idle and laid off hundreds of workers.At Alaska’s Division of Oil and Gas, Ed King said they were surprised when they started putting together this year’s production forecast.“When we read the news of rigs getting laid down and kind of this global contraction of the industry, we kind of expected that to manifest itself in reduced production,” King said. “So, yeah, it is a little bit surprising to see how much they’ve been able to do in this low price environment.”For the year, King said production was up about 3 million barrels, and the state is predicting that it’s going to be up next year too.King said a big part of that prediction is coming from the companies.“You know, last year they told us, the Prudhoe Bay operator (BP) at least, they told us that they were expecting to be able to hold production relatively flat and we were a little bit skeptical and this year they told us the same thing – now we have a tendency to want to believe them a little bit more,” King said.And, this isn’t new oil. At least, it’s not coming from new fields.ConocoPhillips brought another portion of its Colville River oil field online and that increased production. But the increases mostly came from places like Prudhoe Bay.King said the oil companies trimmed operations, cut costs and found ways to squeeze oil out of old fields.“A lot of it is just facility optimization and just management of the resources and that’s really something that they weren’t paying as much attention to, I think when they were out there trying to find new places to drill and new oil – now they’re focused more on the assets that they do have and getting the most out of them,” King said.In some places, like ConocoPhillips’ Kuparuk River Oil Field – operators drilled new wells. In others, like the Oooguruk offshore oil field in the Beaufort Sea, Caelus Energy has been fracking.And Hilcorp took over operation of three fields, Endicott, Milne Point and North Star. The company’s business model is to find ways to get new oil out of old fields.But, it’s not all good news. Alaska’s Department of Revenue also put out a forecast today. This one, an early look at oil prices. Analysts are saying that oil prices won’t increase as quickly as previously thought.They predict oil won’t climb to $75 per barrel until 2027, and they attribute most of that increase to inflation.last_img read more

SpiceJet maintains gains regional air connectivity scheme UDAN launched by PM Modi

first_imgUpdate at 12.15 pm:  SpiceJet was holding on to its gains, up 1.04 percent at Rs 107, while Jet Airways was almost flat (up 0.19 percent) at Rs 516. IndiGo-owner Interglobe Aviation shares were down 0.31 percent at Rs 1,111. The BSE Sensex was down 53 points at 30,080 and top index losers were ITC, Axis Bank, Tata Steel and Lupin.Original story:Share prices of SpiceJet, Jet Airways and IndiGo-owner Interglobe Aviation were trading with modest gains at around 9.30 am on Thursday ahead of UDAN launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Shimla.SpiceJet was trading at Rs 107, Interglobe at Rs 1,121 and Jet Airways at Rs 516. The BSE Sensex was up 12 points at 30,118 and NSE Nifty almost flat at 9,348.The UDAN scheme envisages short-duration flight services at affordable costs. The airfare for a one-hour journey of 500 km has been capped at Rs 2,500.Five carriers will be operating along 128 routes across India under the scheme. SpiceJet, Air Deccan, Turbo Megha and two other operators will be flying the low-fare services.Indian stock markets were on a roll on Wednesday, April 26, with benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty closing at record highs, tracking global and domestic cues. The BSE Sensex closed 190 points higher at 30,133, a record closing for the benchmark after it hit an all-time high of 30,167 while the 50-scrip NSE Nifty ended 45 points higher at 9,352.Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were net sellers of Indian equities worth Rs 493 crore.Top index gainers were ITC, M&M and HDFC while Ceat, SKF India, Andhra Bank, Tata Chemicals, BEML, MRF and Marico hit a new 52-week high during the day. The Indian rupee hit a 20-month high of 63.93 to the US Dollar on Wednesday before closing at 64.12.UDAN makes air travel accessible to a wider range of citizens & enhances connectivity with many more airports across India. pic.twitter.com/X2wVIq6130— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 27, 2017last_img read more

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Working to restore rule of law democracy Kamal

first_imgKamal Hossain. Photo: The Indian ExpressJatiya Oikya Front leader and Gano Forum president Kamal Hossain in an interview with The Indian Express said that he has been working to restore the rule of law and democracy in Bangladesh.When asked if he is the principal challenger, “I am no challenger. I am just an 80-year-old man… I am just working to restore the rule of law, democracy in the country,” he told the Indian daily newspaper.Sitting at his third-floor lawyer’s chamber in Dhaka’s Motijheel area, Kamal said, “I am waiting for the election day. The election day is a liberation day. It will be second liberation day if it’s free and fair election,” he added.Just minutes earlier, four days before the country goes to polls, a couple of senior policemen came to his chamber, to express concern over his security.“Police officials told me that they were concerned about my security. They will provide security at my chamber and house if necessary,” Kamal said.But, this octogenarian is not giving up his fight.That’s what he has done for over five decades of his life — from being a lawyer to Hasina’s father Mujibur Rahman in 1968 to being the opposition alliance leader, challenging Hasina’s 10-year rule in the upcoming elections.As a 31-year-old, he defended Mujibur Rahman in the Agartala conspiracy case in 1968 against the then Pakistan government.After Bangladesh was liberated in 1971, he was the first law minister of the country and headed the constitution drafting committee, and is regarded as the architect of Bangladesh’s constitution in 1972.He also served as the country’s foreign minister, when he held parleys with Sardar Swaran Singh and was key to Bangladesh joining the UN in 1974.“I was just practising law when BNP’s (Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s) secretary general Fakhrul Islam came to meet me a few months ago and asked me to lead the front. I was aware of what was happening throughout the country, so I agreed,” he said calmly, talking about his becoming the leader of the opposition alliance. He was referring to the crackdown against civil society activists and journalists, as well as the opposition, in the last few months.The BNP, whose leader Khaleda Zia has been in jail since February this year over corruption charges, has stitched up a rainbow coalition, with Kamal at the helm of affairs. Khaleda’s son Tarique Rahman also faces life imprisonment. He has been living in London for a decade.But, over the hour-long conversation with The Indian Express, Kamal also expressed his discomfort towards the BNP’s track record with India as well its decision to field 22 members of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami.“I am sorry to say that fielding ex-Jamaat people is stupid. I had given it in writing that there will be no support to Jamaat, no bringing in religion, fundamentalism, extremism, and so on,” he said, with a sense of frustration at realpolitik.“Had I known (that Jamaat leaders will be given BNP tickets), I would not have been part of it, but I will not stay a single day if these people have any role in the future government,” he told The Indian Express on Wednesday.On BNP’s poor track record with India, he said, “BNP has told India that we have been wrong. When Khaleda Zia went to India, she told them. It was part of their rehabilitation process, she began to correct (the position).”On politics in Bangladesh and other parts of South Asia, he says, “Why should we have dynasties ruling our part of the world? Look at Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka.”The BNP is also helmed by the Zia family.Kamal, who is the only still-active member of the Mujibur Rahman cabinet, recalled of his equation with India: “I had a great equation with Indira Gandhi and her foreign minister Swaran Singh. We discussed the knotty issue of land boundary with so much ease.”He recalled the “joy of building a nation” after the 1971 liberation war, the development of Bangladesh from a province to a country, saying, “The foreign ministry was in two rooms in InterContinental hotel, and the law ministry did not have enough books, so we had to bring our own personal collection to consult law books.”He said they improvised, and it was an “exciting time”. But, he said that independence meant that the government belonged to the people, according to Article 7 of the Bangladesh constitution, which he proudly drafted, along with others.“Right now, democracy is compromised, and democracy is critically important. Independence is meaningful when there are free and fair elections,” he said.Wearing a black suit and surrounded by his books on law, he said, “Our people have to recover the ownership of the country. So, this election is about recovering the state from the usurper.”On his alliance with the BNP, he said, “Such unity of forces has happened earlier as well. For Bangladeshis, the appeal to unity has had resonance. That the country belongs not to a particular party or a family.”On what his role would be if the opposition came to power and whether he would become prime minister or not, he said, “I don’t say yes or no… but I am committed to participate in the democratic processes, with no designation, no salary.”He said he seeks to end “narrow partisanship of police and administration”, adding, “there is beautiful Bangla word for it, doliyokoron.”“Look at the police, what are they doing? Policemen have become doliyo lathiyas (party’s soldiers)…”During all five decades of his career, he said, he has not seen as many arrests as he has this time.“A total dictator,” he said, without naming Hasina even once during the hour-long conversation.“We need real cooperation with India. India’s enlightened self interest should look at our own interest,” he said, as he indicated that India has been leaning towards Hasina’s Awami League.He also had a word of advice for future governments in Dhaka and Delhi on cooperation, including on transit rights and access to ports.“Some of this should be done in a more transparent manner, (things like) who negotiated and what is negotiated… The legitimacy is in question, but any reasonable Bangladeshi will accept them. But there is a feeling that India niye nilo (India has taken something).”Someone who loves poetry and reading fiction, including Indian Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy, Hossain is also friends with former president Pranab Mukherjee and former NSA Shiv Shankar Menon. “But, I have not had any discussions with them for a year now. Maybe after the elections, I should go and discuss things,” he ended.last_img read more

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Woman chosen to lead Religions for Peace as others urge greater female

first_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Columns • Opinion • Simran Jeet Singh: Articles of Faith Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,LINDAU, Germany (RNS) — On the same day that a prominent woman urged greater inclusion of female leaders in Religions for Peace, delegates to the 10th World Assembly of the interreligious global organization elected their first woman secretary-general.On Wednesday (Aug. 21), they chose Azza Karam, an expert who works with the United Nations on issues of religion and development, as the organization’s new top official.Karam, a Muslim and a professor of religion and development at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, succeeds William Vendley, a Roman Catholic scholar from the United States who has held the role since 1994.The new secretary-general of Religions for Peace, Azza Karam. Photo by Christian Flemming/Religions for Peace“A woman as head of RFP International — now that’s what I call ‘walking the talk,’” Tarunjit Singh Butalia, executive director of Religions for Peace USA, told Religion News Service. “She will serve as an example to young boys and girls of faith of gender equality.”The announcement comes at a time when other women leaders have been seeking greater visibility in the leadership of the organization and beyond it.As a procession of hundreds of leaders attending the assembly stepped off for a ceremonial walk through this Bavarian city, male officials of Religions for Peace held the most prominent spots at the front of the line.But on Wednesday, midway to their destination, a new “Ring for Peace” sculpture symbolizing interreligious unity, women began to be included in some of those front-row locations. And as the organization’s officers posed for a photo, Mehrezia Labidi-Maiza, an honorary president, took a turn holding its red hockey-stick-shaped banner.RELATED: International interfaith gathering: ‘We must work together or we will all fail’A couple of hours before, Labidi-Maiza, the first vice president of Tunisia’s Constitutional Assembly, spoke in a special session of the global assembly about the importance of women leaders in interreligious groups.Speaking directly to Vendley, the outgoing RFP secretary-general seated in a plenary hall, she urged greater visibility for the female clergy, academicians and theologians in their midst from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Adelle M. Banks Adelle M. Banks, production editor and a national reporter, joined RNS in 1995. An award-winning journalist, she previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Syracuse and Binghamton.,Load Comments,Explainer: Trump and the politics of the Messiah Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email TagsAzza Karam homepage featured interreligious Religions for Peace Religions for Peace World Assembly women women leaders,You may also like Religions for Peace Secretary-General William Vendley on Aug. 20, 2019, in Lindau, Germany. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw News By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw “Women in religions are not just followers or transmitters,” the Sunni Muslim woman said, drawing applause. “But they are also actors of their destiny. They are agents of peace. They are mediators. They can interpret and explain the texts of their religions.”In an interview the day before, Vendley acknowledged the key role women have played as peace builders in the midst of conflicts around the world. He pointed to  Sierra Leone, where he said a group of unarmed female leaders was able to secure the release of dozens of children captured by rebels.He said women’s work as “vital agents of peace” was the focus of the special session.“We are not doing this out of political correctness,” he said. “We are doing it out of a sense of the dignity and the extraordinary gifts that religious women have.”MENA Woman as Peacemakers panel discussion during the Religions for Peace 10th World Assembly on Aug. 21, 2019. Panelists included Mehrezia Labidi-Maiza, from left, Nabila Makram, Bishop Petra Bosse-Huber, Layla Alkhafaji and Houda Ezra Nonoo. Photo by Christian Thiel/Religions for PeaceHe said women should be recognized across the globe for their contributions to religious life.“We all know that women have always been vital in the sustaining and maintaining and propagating of religious communities,” Vendley said. “Their visibility has not been commensurate with the scale of their contribution.”The women’s panel discussion included Layla Alkhafaji, a Shiite Muslim who was imprisoned for 11 years for opposing Saddam Hussein’s rule and went on to become a member of the Iraqi Parliament, and Houda Ezra Nonoo, a Jewish woman and a former ambassador to the U.S. from Bahrain.MENA Women as Peacemakers with Layla Alkhafaji. Photo by Christian Flemming/Religions for PeaceThe three journeyed together earlier this year as peacemakers to Jordan to encourage women entrepreneurs and discuss how to promote equal opportunities for Jordanian women and Syrian refugees.“It surprised me how the world is very small when we get together,” Alkhafaji said of the peacemaking trip. “We women, it seemed, shared the same difficulties no matter where we come from, what faith we have, what culture we are.”Butalia, of Religions for Peace USA, said women’s voices have been interwoven into the World Assembly gatherings. But he also thinks religious organizations need to be intentional about including women in leadership roles.RELATED: German town welcomes hundreds from different faiths for food, worship and unity“If you look across religious traditions, I think that is a common theme, that many of us proclaim that our religious tradition gives equal status to men and women. But when we come to religious leadership, we see most religious traditions the religious leadership is male-dominated,” he said.Yasuko Miyoshi. RNS photo by Adelle M. BanksYasuko Miyoshi, secretariat of Religions for Peace Japan, said events like the special session are important for drawing attention to women leaders.“When I see the situation in Japan, still women in religious groups are not very much highlighted,” said Miyoshi, a member of the Buddhist lay organization Rissho Kosei-Kai who said the 25-member board of her RFP chapter has two women, including one who chairs its women’s committee. “Without those highlights women can be marginalized in the main assembly.”In other interviews outside the plenary hall, Religions for Peace representatives said one of the five board members in Religions for Peace India is a woman. A deputy director of an interfaith organization that is the Malawi affiliate for Religions for Peace said her executive committee is working to increase the number of women and currently has two among its nine members.“We have made it a point that we have a policy saying whenever they’re choosing their executive committee, they should also include women to be part of that,” said Sophia Nthenda, a Roman Catholic staffer of the Public Affairs Committee.Imam Mohamed Magid. RNS photo by Adelle M. BanksAs Labidi-Maiza encouraged greater inclusion of women from the stage of the World Assembly, many in the audience applauded and some women cheered. But Imam Mohamed Magid, former president of the Islamic Society of North America, said he thinks men who heard her need to apply that message in the congregations they lead.“I do believe men in that audience, they have to carry that message and push back in the community,” said Magid, noting that male leaders may be more inclined to build relations with people of other faiths than to work on problems within their own congregations, including sex abuse or child marriage.Lynnaia Main, the Episcopal Church’s representative to the U.N. and a member of the voting delegation at the RPC World Assembly, said she was impressed with how the women of faith on the peacemaking panel countered the common notion about oppressed women in their region of the world.“Clearly each of those women was empowered, deeply courageous activists and highly placed decision-makers and shattered the stereotypes that frequently American women can have about women in the Middle East,” said Main. The panel included Nabila Makram, a Coptic Orthodox woman and Egyptian immigration minister who serves as a representative of the Middle East Council of Churches.Rebecca Boakye. RNS photo by Adelle M. BanksRebecca Boakye, assistant to the director of Adventist Development and Relief Agency in Germany, said the discussion by the Middle Eastern and North African woman peacemakers encouraged her.“I think that women are very important for the dialogue and to raise voice for women around the world and different countries, different religions and different situations,” she said. “I want to do more for myself.”center_img Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Share This! Share This! Catholicism As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Share This! MENA Women as Peacemakers with Mehrezia Labidi-Maiza. RNS photo by Adelle M. 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Browser Bug Exposed Facebook Messenger Chat History

first_imgStay on target Facebook Messenger Will Now Let You Delete MessagesFacebook Is Reportedly Integrating Its Social Messaging Apps A now-patched vulnerability in the Web version of Facebook Messenger allowed any website to see who you have been texting.Cybersecurity service Imperva this week reported a so-called “Cross-Site Frame Leakage” (CSFL)—a side-channel attack previously spotted in November.“As happens with applications I regularly use, I felt the need to understand how Facebook Messenger works,” Imperva security researcher Ron Masas wrote in a blog post.AdChoices广告“I started poking around the Messenger Web application and noticed that iFrame elements were dominating the user interface,” he continued. “The chat box, as well as the contact list, were rendered in iFrames, opening the possibility for a CSFL attack.”Testing his theory, Masas found that by recording “full state” and “empty state” data, he could remotely determine whether someone has chatted with a specific person or business.When illustrated as lines (below), you can see a blip in the empty state iFrame count, which signifies zero communication between two users; if contact has been made, the pattern remains steady.And while the glitch doesn’t allow hackers to retrieve individual conversations, it does, as Masas pointed out, violate users’ privacy.He reported the vulnerability to Facebook, which has since removed all iFrames from the Messenger interface completely.“The bug is a browser issue related to how they handle content embedded in webpages, and could affect any site, not just Messenger.com,” a Facebook spokesman told Geek in an email. “We already fixed the issue for Messenger.com last year to safeguard our users and made recommendations to browser makers to prevent this type of issue from happening.”“Browser-based side-channel attacks are still an overlooked subject,” Masas said. “While big players like Facebook and Google are catching up, most of the industry is still unaware.”Imperva researchers in November discovered a similar bug that allowed websites to extract data from Facebook user profiles, thanks to a security flaw relating to cross-site frame leakage.A month later, the social network announced that its internal team found a photo API flaw that could have impacted up to 6.8 million users, and might have allowed third-party apps access to people’s private images.More on Geek.com:Here’s the Secret Password to Unlock Facebook Messenger’s Dark ModeFacebook Messenger Will Now Let You Delete MessagesApple Fixes FaceTime Flaw, Compensates Teen Who Found ItEditor’s note: This article was updated on March 11, with comment from Facebook.last_img read more

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International film festival set to entice Hills region to be promoted as

first_imgDarjeeling: An international film festival is being planned in the hills and foothills of North Bengal, with the primary objective of promoting the region as an important shooting location.”We are planning an international film festival in Darjeeling and Siliguri. I have already held meetings with the Film Federation of India in this regard. They will be organising it and we will provide the necessary logistics,” said Goutam Deb, state Tourism minister. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe film festival will be held from August 21 to 25. “Our main aim is to invite major productions houses from all over the country and showcase the area, mainly the hills and the foothills, as a shooting location. The region will reap the benefit of this,” the minister said. It may be recalled that Darjeeling has been an important shooting destination since ages and several blockbusters have been shot in the Hills. Of late, the Terai and Dooars region has also started attracting filmmakers. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”Last year, there was a South Indian film shot with Rajinikanth in the lead. Director Goutam Ghosh is scheduled to shoot his next project in Kalimpong from next week” stated Deb. The minister said that along with actors from Bollywood, directors of acclaim and big production houses will be taking part in the festival as well. Two screens of a multiplex in Siliguri, along with the Dinabandhu Mancha will be used to screen the films. “A two-day closing ceremony will be held in Darjeeling. It will either be held at the multiplex or at Chowrasta” added the minister. The Dinabandhu Mancha is getting a technical upgrade to make it suitable for the festival. He stated that along with the focus on this region as a shooting destination, people of the region will also get to enjoy the true flavor of an international film festival. “I will be meeting the Chief Minister and will be apprising her of the plans for the festival,” added Deb.last_img read more

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Medical Beds Market Growth Forecast Shows USD 57107 Mn Revenue by

first_imgSouth America (SAM)BrazilArgentina 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 @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3216973?utm_source=SHASHI-HTNThe 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 @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3216973?utm_source=SHASHI-HTNMEDICAL BEDS – MARKET SEGMENTATIONBy UsageAcute CareLong-Term CarePsychiatric & Bariatric CareOther Usage By End UserHospitalsElderly Care FacilitiesNursing HomeHome Care Settings Asia Pacific (APAC)ChinaJapanIndiaAustraliaSouth Korea By GeographyNorth AmericaU.S.CanadaMexico Middle East & Africa (MEA)Saudi ArabiaSouth AfricaUAEcenter_img EuropeFranceGermanyUKItalySpain By ApplicationIntensive CareNon-Intensive Care By TypeManual BedsSemi-Electric BedsElectric Beds Company ProfilesStrykerFamed Żywiec Sp. z o.o.Medline Industries, Inc.Malvestio SpaInvacare CorporationMerivaara Corp.Paramount Bed Co., Ltd.Amico GroupLinetGendron Inc.Access Full Summery @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/report/3216973/medical-beds-market-to-2027?utm_source=SHASHITable 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 help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more