first_imgOTTAWA — A full-scale trade deal between Canada and China is possible even as Canada remains open to striking smaller sector-by-sector agreements, says International Trade Minister Jim Carr.Speaking in Beijing Monday after bilateral economic meetings, Carr said China is interested in a wide range of Canadian products across many different sectors.But while Canada is in talks with China on a number of fronts, he insisted those efforts don’t preclude a wide-ranging trade agreement between the two countries.“It’s not one or the other,” he said. “These are trade conversations over a period of time. Trade is not an event and we’re having a continuous dialogue with our Chinese counterparts about a whole variety of products.”Last week, Treasury Board President Scott Brison told the Globe and Mail the best way to move forward quickly with China on trade would be to focus on opportunities for immediate gains in areas such as food and agriculture.And indeed Canada has sector-by-sector targets, including an aim to double trade with China as part of an effort to increase total Canadian agricultural exports to $75 billion by 2025. “We’re well on our way to meeting those goals,” Carr said.Brison’s comments echoed those put forward by dozens of business experts in a recent Public Policy Forum paper, warning that a sweeping deal risks provoking the United States. President Donald Trump has been raising trade barriers with China.Canada’s efforts to start formal free-trade talks with China stalled late last year after Chinese leaders bristled at a Canadian trade agenda that includes gender, labour and Indigenous rights.Meanwhile, concerns have been raised over a clause in the new United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement that allows any of the countries to withdraw from the deal on six months’ notice if one of the partners enters a free-trade agreement with a non-market economy — language widely seen as referring to China.China questioned Canada about the USMCA during talks this week and was informed of the provision that could affect negotiations between China and any of the three USMCA countries, Carr said.A number of federal and provincial officials have been in China over the last week to talk trade and drum up import and export deals between Canadian and Chinese businesses. Canadian companies taking part in the China International Import Expo last week secured $1.67 billion in agreements.China’s interest in so many Canadian products could ultimately lead to a comprehensive trade agreement, Carr said.Finance Minister Bill Morneau, who’s also in China, said high-level economic and financial discussions this week between the two countries were productive, and those talks will continue regularly to keep the momentum going.But he also noted that while Canada is actively promoting itself as “open for business” with China, when it comes to state-owned enterprises looking to invest in Canadian companies, Canada will be cautious.“We will examine those investment to make sure there are no security or other challenges for the Canadian economy,” Morneau said. “It’s consistent with the way other countries consider these investments.”Teresa Wright, The Canadian PressNote to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version misstated Canada’s targets for agriculture exports to China.last_img read more

first_img Facebook @Backstreet Boys, Facebook Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisementcenter_img Your 13-year-old self is likely screaming right now – the Backstreet Boys are going on a world tour and they’re coming to six cities in Canada.  The tour kicks off in May 2019, in support of their tenth album called DNA, which comes out in late January.The Backstreet Boys will be hitting up Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver next summer as part of their worldwide tour. The group is commemorating 26 years of boyband magic.These are the dates of every Canadian stop on their tour:July 15, 2019: Bell Centre, MontrealJuly 17, 2019: ScotiaBank Arena, TorontoJuly 22, 2019: Bell MTS Place, WinnipegJuly 24, 2019: ScotiaBank Saddledome, CalgaryJuly 25, 2019: Rogers Place, EdmontonJuly 27, 2019: Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, Vancouver Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment If you’re unable to secure tickets to their Canadian shows, the Boys will be travelling across the US for all of August and September. So, you may have better luck going across the border to see them live.Tickets officially go on sale on Wednesday, November 14th at  Every ticket purchased will include one copy of their new album.Source: E Onlinelast_img read more

A candidate from the Nawa Sama Samaja Party filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court today against the security and privileges accorded to former President Mahinda Rajapakse.The petition filed by candidate Senaka Perera, stated that the security provided to Rajapakse was unfair towards the other candidates who were contesting the parliamentary elections scheduled to be held in the island nation next month. Several questions however have been raised by minor political parties against the privileges and security accorded to the former President stating that his privileges should be withdrawn due to him contesting for a seat in the 225 member parliament. Rajapakse himself is contesting the polls which will elect a new parliament, from the opposition United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA). The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) on Friday also lodged a complaint at the Human Rights Commission stating that due to the former President contesting the parliamentary election as a candidate, the privileges provided to him was a disadvantage to other candidates.In his complaint, JVP candidate Sunil Watagala stated that the security and privileges accorded to Rajapakse was in violation of the fundamental rights guaranteed under the constitution. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Ohio State then-junior shortstop Lilli Piper rounds third base with the intent to score against Wright State on Sep. 24. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternThe Ohio State softball team (8-4) will play 12 games in the next 10 days, starting its longest trip of the season on Friday.The Buckeyes will travel to Seattle from March 8-10 for the Husky Classic to take on Seattle University (11-7) twice, No. 6 Washington (16-3), Idaho State (6-9) and NIU (8-7). “We are excited for the Husky Classic and the 12 games we have over the upcoming spring break,” senior pitcher Morgan Ray said. “A lot of our teammates have never been to the Northwest, and I am excited for them to experience it.”Ohio State has experience against three of the four teams it will face in the Husky Classic, losing 10 of 12 games against Washington, while winning nine of 11 matchups against NIU. The Buckeyes have only played Idaho State once and will be playing Seattle University for the first time. No matter the experience against each team, Ohio State head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly said each opponent will be competitive and well coached. But the Huskies prove to be a major challenge for Ohio State.As a top five team, Washington made it to the national championship game in 2018. Junior infielder Taryn Atlee has been the main offensive threat for the Huskies, hitting .387 with 24 hits, seven runs and five RBIs. Schoenly said Ohio State needs to focus on its own ability instead of focusing on the ability of Washington. “Our job is just to play to the best of our ability,” Schoenly said. “Pitching sets the tone for the game, and then we will need timely hitting.”In Ohio State’s first-ever matchup with Seattle University, the Redhawks will depend on its timely hitting from two outfielders: sophomore outfielder Ally Choate and freshman outfielder Olivia Viggiano, who each own a batting average above .400. On the other hand, Idaho State has struggled with its offense at times this season, playing in five games in which the Bengals have scored two runs of less, all of which they have lost. Ohio State will have to face NIU senior outfielder Jenny Van Geertry in the final game of the Husky Classic. This season, she has recorded five of the team’s 10 home runs and leads NIU with a .372 average. Ray said the Buckeyes have respect for each team they play, approaching each game the same: focusing on what Ohio State needs to do to win. In the midweek two-game series, Ohio State will take on a Portland State team that will be playing its first two home games of the season. Despite a 4.23 team ERA, the Buckeyes have the opportunity to face junior pitcher Katie Schroeder, who leads the team with a 3.33 ERA and has five complete games in 10 appearances. Ohio State will then travel to Phoenix to participate in the GCU Invitational against Weber State (4-9), Lehigh (5-2) and Grand Canyon University (12-9) from March 15-17. Schoenly said this stretch of games will give her team the opportunity to concentrate on softball and team building. “We play 12 games on this trip before we come back, so it’s an opportunity to learn about our team identity and compete against some top teams,” Schoenly said. In the Husky Classic, Ohio State will first take on Seattle at 2:15 p.m. and Washington at 6:45 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, Ohio State will take on Seattle again at 12 p.m. and Idaho State at 4:30 p.m. and will finish the series against NIU at 1 p.m. on Sunday. read more

first_imgFrance midfielder Paul Pogba has accepted he had some “small issues” with his boss at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho during this past season, however, he believes things have improved since his return to England.Speaking at a news conference at France’s World Cup training base in Moscow, Pogba said his second year with United was not ideal, according to ESPN.“It was a better season that the previous one,” Pogba said.“It was an experience. There were some small issues with [Mourinho], but they were nothing in the end.“Being a substitute, that sort of thing, it helps you to grow. I have to accept it.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Pogba also defended international teammate Antoine Griezmann, who is struggling for form through two World Cup games despite scoring a penalty in the 2-1 victory over Australia.“Antoine is doing very, very well — he is happy,” Pogba said.“Just because he did not score in the second match [against Peru], it does not mean that it is not the same Grizou.“Leave my Grizou alone! You have forgotten about Euro 2016. Think about all of the defensive work he did against Peru. He helped us to keep them out.”last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Sept 2015 – Coral Harbour Base 21 Mar. (RBDF) – While on routine patrol in the area of Umbrella Cay in the Northern Abacos, Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship (HMBS) P-44 commanded by Lieutenant Alexis Brown observed occupants aboard a Boston Whaler engaged in spear fishing. P-44 then proceeded toward the vessel to conduct a routine boarding and inspection.Upon arriving in the area, two more vessels were seen by crew members of HMBS P-44. All three vessels then fled the scene as HMBS P44 approached. HMBS P-44 gave chase intercepting one of the boats. Defence Force Marines later boarded the 17-foot Boston Whaler resulting in the arrest of two Bahamian men, who were found in possession of a quantity of undersized crawfish. At the time of the incident, the two men had no personal identification or any proof of ownership for the vessel.Swift action undertaken by Lieutenant Brown and his crew members also resulted in the arrest of another small vessel engaged in illegal fishing. This incident occurred while P-44 was escorting the first vessel it had apprehended to Cooper’s Town. During the boarding, Defence Force Marines also confirmed that the two Bahamians aboard a second 17-foot Boston Whaler did not possess any form of identification or proof of ownership. Juvenile grouper and a quantity of undersized crawfish were found aboard their vessel.The four men were and the two vessels were taken to Coopers Town, Abaco where they were handed over to the Department of Fisheries for various fisheries violations and further investigations and verification of ownership of the vessels.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to “Guarding our Heritage.” Recommended for you Defence Force Makes History With Public Service Award Related Items:fisheries violation, Royal Bahamas Defence Force Haitian Migrants Apprehended Recovery Of Stolen Vessel From Atlantis Marina Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United can break into the top four earlier than he anticipated considering their current run of form.United were 11 points adrift the top four when Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December, but having recorded six wins and a draw, the Red Devils find themselves within touching distance of the Champions League places.Despite the tough test ahead with games against Chelsea, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain packed into a 12-day period, the former United striker is optimistic his players would live to the billing.“I feel it’s very [well] equipped,” Solskjaer said via Sky of the squad’s strength heading into February.“We’ve had now six weeks together. We’ve found out what strengths, weaknesses we’ve got.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I think we’ve risen to most of the challenges, maybe, of course, the setback of the two Burnley goals we conceded, maybe they will make us move to the next level because I think we’ve given ourselves a chance now to get into the top four maybe earlier than we thought.“It’s not too many games, there’s still a week between every single one of them but it’s tough opposition. Definitely.“You start with this game against Leicester, Fulham away as well is also a tough one.“Then you’ve got the three big ones you can call it, with PSG, Chelsea, and Liverpool after each other. Then a very hard one, when you think you’ve done with those three, with Palace away. So it’s a tough month – but we’re ready.“I’ve got a big squad, it’s only Marcos Rojo now who’s out for a period, the rest are fit and available.”last_img read more

first_imgCOCONUT CREEK, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews came to the rescue of a bird caught in a fishing line in Coconut Creek, Sunday.According to Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Rescue, the injured ibis was found dangling from a tree near Sample Road and Lyons Road.Firefighters worked quickly to free the bird. They handed it over to wildlife officials for care and treatment.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgA sewer replacement project in Sitka has turned up more evidence that one of Alaska’s oldest cities has been inhabited for a long, long time.Nancy Yaw Davis grew up on this corner while her father, W. Leslie Yaw, served as superintendent of the Sheldon Jackson School, and later, as the president of the junior college. After a career in anthropology, she’s still curious about ‘the depth of time’ and the people who have inhabited her old neighborhood for millenia. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Listen nowA stone tool — resembling a wedge, or striker — was unearthed in an excavation beneath a street in downtown Sitka, and may never have been found, but for a retired anthropologist who knew what to look for.Like the stone artifact itself, this story may never have seen the light of day without a Jeff Davis Street resident who called police about a “woman with a small shovel digging in people’s yards.”The culprit proved to be Nancy Yaw Davis, who grew up on this corner.“When I was in about 7th Grade I had a pet deer named Fritzen. It was a fawn that had been rescued and brought to dad, and he brought it to me, and we kept it alive for a while until a dog got it right on this corner.”Davis’s father, Leslie Yaw, came to Sitka in 1923 to teach and coach at the Sheldon Jackson Training School. He became superintendent of the school in 1930, and president of the new junior college in 1944. Nancy, now 81, lived on this corner for 16 years.“This little stretch from here to Etolin Street was owned by Kettleson,” Davis said.It’s significant that this place is alive with memories for Davis, even though we’ve met here to discuss something made by people long dead. Less than a stone’s throw from where we’re standing are petroglyphs — prehistoric rock carvings — of unknown age and origin, right in the middle of downtown Sitka. So many people have lived, grown old, and made their own memories on this spot.For an anthropologist, finding a stone tool was almost unavoidable.“And my line is: I came looking for my childhood marbles, and I really lost them that morning when I found this,” Davis said.The object itself resembles a modern wood splitting maul or wedge, except it’s got three faces instead of four. One end is squared off, where you might hit it with another stone.“They’re flat on the top,” Davis said. “That allows a platform for flaking off and using, or pounding — I think. But you know, intelligent guessing is what we’re all capable of. But whether or not we can prove how it was made or what it was used for, I don’t know. That’s far beyond what I know from looking at a rock.”Is it a tool, or just a rock? Davis holds her latest find (r.) next to a similar artifact she found in a root wad at Beaver Lake. There are several more in the collection of the Sheldon Jackson Museum. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)And it does look like a rock. The artifact is nondescript to the untrained eye. I would have walked right by. Davis noticed it because it was a different type of stone than the gravel piled all around this road project.Just a block away is the Sheldon Jackson Museum — and it’s got a small collection  of stone tools, some of which resemble the one Davis  has discovered.Curator Jackie Hamberg thinks it might have had a utilitarian purpose.“And that particular one looks more like a striker, that you would use to work other stone objects in order to create your tools,” Hamber said. “It’s not as thick or as hefty as our wedges that we have here, or the adze blades that are made from stone. But in order to make these stone tools you’re working with other pieces of stone, whether you’re pecking or chipping, or flaking away. So you have to have a really solid rock to work with to make something like this.”Archaeology is not always what people imagine it is: Indiana Jones exploring an ancient, cobwebbed temple. A lot happens out here on construction sites. But not this one. Although Nancy Yaw Davis has worked as a contract archaeologist for a similar project just a few blocks away, the state doesn’t think one is necessary this time.Judy Bittner, head of the State Historic Preservation Office, says the soils under street projects are often too disturbed to allow for careful archaeology, where everything around the artifact — known as “context” — is just as important as the object itself.“And if it’s just sort of random artifacts, you know bottles and things that were part of the detritus of the living population there, and you know what to expect and you already have information from it, and you’re not really going to gain new information about that settlement or the occupation or the time period in history,” Bittner said.Davis knows this as well as anyone, but she’s still a little bit irked. She sees artifacts almost everywhere she goes, and believes there is an important human story literally beneath our feet. Objects like this stone striker — though useless to archaeology in the strict sense — represent a cultural richness that modern society doesn’t fully appreciate.“And I think that we should assume that there were people here, throughout this magnificent area, and there is evidence of them if we learn together how to recognize it,” Davis said.And she wouldn’t mind if the field of Archaeology were a little less territorial.Davis – “And it’s just a highly select, small group of people that have the privilege of being archaeologists. There are more general anthropologists. And I think we have more fun, because we see a larger picture, a different picture.”KCAW – “Archaeologists have more fun?”Davis – “I think they drink more beer than the rest of us!”Yet another reason for Sitkans living near major sewer projects to keep the police on speed dial..last_img read more

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing his second rally in West Bengal’s Purulia district.Twitter/BJPTwo days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that she feels like giving one “tight slap of democracy” to the Prime Minister, Modi has hit back at Bengal CM saying the slap will become a blessing for him.Addressing his second rally in West Bengal’s Purulia district on Thursday, May 9, PM Modi said, “I was told that Didi has said that she feels like slapping Modi. Didi..oh Didi…I call you Mamata Didi and your slap will become a blessing for me.”Watch the video here:#WATCH PM Modi in Purulia, “Mujhe bataya gaya hai ki yahan Didi ne kahan hai ki woh Modi ko thapad maarna chahti hain. Didi’ o’ Mamata Didi mein toh aapko didi kehta hun, aapka aadar karta hun, aapka thapad bhi mere liye ashirwaad ban jaayega, woh bhi khalunga.”— ANI (@ANI) May 9, 2019On Tuesday, the West Bengal CM touched off a war of words with PM Modi when she said that she feels like giving one “tight slap of democracy” to PM Modi. A furious Trinamool Congress supremo claimed that PM Modi deserved the slap for repeatedly accusing her party TMC of using extortion money.Addressing a public rally at Santuri in Purulia, Banerjee said, “Money does not matter to me. That is why when Narendra Modi came to Bengal and accused my party of being tolabaaz, I wanted to give him a tight slap of democracy.” Banerjee’s comments on the PM came after Modi said West Bengal under Banerjee was known for “triple T — Trinamool, Tolabaazi, Tax”.#WATCH West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Purulia: Money doesn’t matter to me.That is why when Narendra Modi came to Bengal and accused my party of being Tolabaaz (Toll collector), I wanted to give him a tight slap of democracy— ANI (@ANI) May 7, 2019At today’s rally, Modi continued to say that if Mamata Didi had the courage to slap those, who looted the money of poor people through chit funds, she wouldn’t be so scared.last_img read more

first_imgThe hackathon event was mainly geared towards women, but male developers interested in mobile apps development were welcomed.When it comes to the fast-growing world of science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM jobs, a Census Bureau study reported that although women make up half of the workforce, only about 26 percent of them go into STEM fields. This underrepresentation of women is why Howard University and AT&T are working together. The goal is to build a strong diverse workforce in technology and entrepreneurship, through a two-day competition: “AT&T & Howard Mobile App Hackathon DC – Women in Tech.”The hackathon event was held Oct 10-11 at the Howard University School of Business. Though it was mainly geared towards women, male developers interested in mobile apps development were welcomed.“Typically, hackathons [in 2014] no longer mean a bunch of people competing to hack into somewhere that they ought not to hack into,” said Micah Crump, assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Howard. “So now hackathon has taken on many different meanings, from entrepreneurship competitions, and in today’s hackathon world, it means building an application.”Crump explained that one major stereotype about the technology field is that it is mostly for geeky looking White and Asian men sitting in front of computer. “Lots of times the demographics of IT coders and programmers does not look like Howard University demographic.” Crump said more events like this need to be organized to dispel this stereotype.The hackathon event was mainly geared towards women, but male developers interested in mobile apps development were welcomed.Crump explained that although Black men and women are interested in coding, their lack of exposure to coding and programing hinders their exploration the field. “Women historically are not well represented in this group. AT&T and a lot of their partners have programs geared to bringing women and people of color into coding application space.  The hackathon event also introduced students interested in marketing, sales or advertising to the vast opportunities in the technology field.Students registered for the hackathon were given the option to pair themselves or work on their entrepreneurship idea independently.Andre’a Taylor, a 22-year-old Howard graduate, said that though she has no prior experience in coding, she registered for the competition because she believes she could integrate her entrepreneurship venture by learning how to create a mobile app. One of her group partners, Ranjay Salmon, a senior majoring in systems and computer science, said he registered because he has always been a coding enthusiast. Salmon’s responsibility in the group was making sure the coding for their app, called Doughflow came to fruition.  The app allows roommates to share common area expenses. It works as a communication medium where if they were to decide on buying a couch, each roommate would drop their part of the payment through the app.Technical experts from AT&T and mentors were also in the building to assist students with coding their apps.Jazelle Merrit, a 22-year-old Howard graduate, was a solo participant. Her entrepreneurship venture called Vibes connects social media users through its application. “Now that everything is in the smart world, you kind of have to start thinking about how your ideas can be converted into apps that you can get paid off [from].”“The social network aspect of Vibes is that while it’s changing your mood, you are also able to see how your friends are feeling,” Merrit explained.AT&T Director of Public Affair Yvette Pugh said that in the technology field, there are now a number of things women can do. “It’s not just a male’s field anymore, and that is what AT&T is trying to show with this event.”The competition prizes includes: a $1500 gift card to be split within the team for first place or Best App from a Women Led Team; $1000 gift card cards for Best App from an All-Women Team; $1000 cash as well $500 cash that will be donated to a local women’s organization of the team or individual who wins Best use of IBM Technologies; and $500 gift card for Best Tutorial App using AT&T APIs.last_img read more

first_img Most coffee tables stick to the time-tested formula of slapping a tabletop onto four legs. StoreBound thinks that you deserve something a little more high-tech than that.They’re crowdfunding a more modern take on the coffee table, which they call Sobro. It features a tempered glass top and a clean, white, black, or woodgrain base with gently-curved edges. There’s a pair of small drawers that you can hide things like remotes and game controllers in and one larger drawer that’s a little more exciting.Not Slowbro. Not Sorbo. SOBRO.It’s refrigerated, and it’s tall enough that you can easily fit king cans and bottles of your favorite brew (or whatever other beverages you want to keep frosty and within close reach of the couch) inside. Never again will you have to race out of the room to grab another drink. You can just roll onto your side, reach out, and pluck one from Sobro’s chiller!Cold drinks and clutter aren’t the only thing that Sobro hides. There’s also a pair of 15-Watt speakers on board that you can pair with any nearby Bluetooth device. StoreBound is even throwing in a handy HDMI dongle so you can stream from your home theater.But wait, there’s more! Sobro also offers a pair of standard outlets on each side so you can conveniently plug in things like your laptop charger. No need for wall warts, either: there’s a pair of USB ports than can supply power to your phone/tablet/ereader/smartwatch/etc. Fancy a bit of mood lighting? Flick on Sobro’s integrated LEDs to brighten things up.StoreBound has already crushed their modest $50,000 funding goal. They’ve raked in over a million dollars, in fact, so clearly, there’s demand for what they’re pitching. You can still secure one of your own by pledging at least $649 + shipping… just make sure you have a nice, clean way to run power to it before it arrives so you don’t end up with an extension cord tripping hazard. Fiber-Based Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticEven More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beer Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgour correspondent ‘Ride for green’, an initiative by The Imperial, New Delhi was undertaken for the first time on the occasion of ‘World Environment Day’ to promote responsible conduct to preserve the environment. A cycle rally with associates was organised to highlight alternative practices to ‘Beat Air Pollution’ in alignment with the United Nation’s theme for this year. An extension of The Imperial’s pledge to #GiveUp plastic for Beating Plastic Pollution and decrease its usage, the cycle rally was a call to action to combat and adopt greener practices to reduce air pollution. From the hotel, the cyclists went to Janpath Road heading to Dr Rajendra Prasad Marg, then to Raisina Road, Vijay Chowk, Rajpath and India Gate, and came back to Janpath Road to return to the hotel. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAir Pollution has become a global crisis today, and the need for a green economy is paramount. The Imperial aims to broaden the conversation around air pollution through this initiative and urge people to make changes in everyday lives to combat air pollution and its effects on our own health. And with respect to that, the hotel undertook some activities like A floral installation art in the lobby was created to promote human contribution in reducing air pollution, planters were gifted to guests on World Environment Day to spread awareness on the ways to better the air quality in homes, via indoor plants, responsive posters were displayed with the message ‘ Beat air pollution’ across departments to promote the United Nation’s theme. Apart from that, poster making and slogan writing competition was also organised with employees to highlight the key message. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSpeaking on the occasion, Vijay Wanchoo, Sr Executive VP and GM, The Imperial, New Delhi said, “The Imperial New Delhi is committed to adopting environment-friendly practices to ensure that we function as a responsible organization. With the ‘Ride for Green initiative we are expanding our sustainability efforts further to highlight the need for nature-friendly ways of transport as I believe that this is the need of the hour.” “We believe in changing for a better tomorrow and it all starts with us. Carrying forward our efforts to recycle and reduce plastic usage while reducing water wastage and energy consumption across the hotel, our endeavor to beat air pollution has just begun.” The Imperial Hotel will continue to #GIVEUP to give back in association with WWF India and achieve excellence beyond luxury. The hotel is already in the process of installing air purifiers in its premises to improve the indoor air quality for its guest and associates, and the aim is to scale up the ‘Ride for Green’ initiative in the coming years to make sure that the dialogue around air pollution gains momentum.last_img read more

first_imgNews | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 21, 2016 Carestream Offering Digital Radiography Conversion Ahead of Reimbursement Reductions Company praised by customers in latest MD Buyline reports for DRX portfolio of detectors, imaging systems Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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