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Trump at UN America First president arrives on premier internationalist stage

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – This week the United Nations is hearing for the first time from a U.S. president who called the organization weak, incompetent, antithetical to freedom, anti-American and hostile to democracy.Donald Trump said all that in one campaign speech.Now the “America First” president is speaking for the first time to the world body at the UN General Assembly, and his first comments suggest he’ll sound a constructive note, rather than an epic nationalist smackdown upon global diplomats.Trump opened his remarks at a panel on UN reform Monday in characteristic fashion — by bragging about his Manhattan skyscraper across the street. But then he did something a little more surprising: he praised the UN.“The United Nations was founded on truly noble goals,” Trump told a roundtable discussion Monday.“The United Nations has helped advance toward these goals in so many ways: feeding the hungry, providing disaster relief, and empowering women and girls in many societies all across the world.”He praised the reform efforts of the new secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, and promised to support them: “(Things at the UN are) changing and changing fast … we pledge to be partners in your work.”More than 128 countries have signed onto the reform initiative, with Canada joining their ranks last week and co-sponsoring the reform event Trump addressed Monday.The new secretary general is aiming at changes in areas ranging from development to peacekeeping.The peacekeeping plans include focusing on where the UN has had success.A report to the secretary general this year heralded UN work in clearly defined conflicts where there are two combatants who want peace — citing Nepal, Sierra Leone and Timor as examples — but lamented failures in more complex battles and in counter-terrorism, citing Mali, Congo and Darfur as cautionary tales.It would avoid counter-terrorism operations, or complex disputes where the UN is under-equipped or ill-equipped to help. It also calls for faster deployment, modernized technology, new regional offices closer to trouble spots and more focus on conflict-prevention.“Someone recently asked what keeps me up at night. My answer was simple: bureaucracy,” Guterres said Monday.“Fragmented structures. Byzantine procedures. Endless red tape. Someone out to undermine the UN could not have come up with a better way to do it than by imposing some of the rules we have created ourselves.”Canada has yet to announce its plans for upcoming peacekeeping missions and will not do so this week, officials say. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in New York on Tuesday.Trudeau will promote multilateralism in his speech Thursday, including co-operation with international forums and with other countries on efforts like climate change.“We’ve demonstrated a willingness to be more involved in these institutions — to achieve solutions together,” said Trudeau spokesman Cameron Ahmad.“Obviously the prime minister will reiterate Canada’s approach to multilateralism and to working within multilateral institutions.”Last year’s message was in lock-step with the one from Barack Obama. Both urged their fellow leaders to pursue broad-based prosperity, lest the working classes get angry, revolt against the global economy and back nationalist-populist politicians.The events they were referring to were Brexit and the campaign of Trump.On Monday, Trudeau met with British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is leading the U.K.’s departure from the European Union, and they discussed the possibility of a Canada-U.K. trade agreement.North Korea will also loom large.Trump’s UN ambassador has warned that the time for non-military solutions is running out. Nikki Haley applauded the UN for its latest sanctions, but suggested there are few political actions left available.“If (this) doesn’t work, Gen. Mattis will take care of it,” she said of the U.S. secretary of defence in a CNN interview.“If North Korea keeps on with this reckless behaviour, if the United States has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way, North Korea will be destroyed…. None of us want that. None of us want war.”last_img read more

Morocco to Switch Back to GMT Time Sunday

Rabat – Morocco will go back to GMT time on Sunday October 30 at 3.00 a.m., the ministry of Public Service and Administration Modernization announced on Wednesday.In accordance with the Decree N 2-12-126 issued on Jumada I, 1433 (April 18, 2012) Morocco is going back to the legal time of the kingdom (GMT), at three o’clock in the morning of Sunday.“The clock will be put back 60 minutes at 3:00 Sunday, October 30“, the ministry said in a statement. Airline companies and other means of transport are also to change their travel schedules.Morocco has been enforcing daylight saving time Since March with an interruption in the fasting month of Ramadan between. read more

UNAIDS enters partnership to keep babies HIVfree in Africa

Under an agreement signed today, UNAIDS and the Millennium Villages Project will jointly help local governments in nine African nations set up “mother to child transmission-free zones.” The Millennium Villages Project aims to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline – in 10 African countries within five years through community-led development. Every year, the great majority of children born with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa, where fewer than half of pregnant women living with the virus receive antiretroviral prophylaxis, which is crucial in preventing newborns from contracting HIV. With the support from African and global business leaders, the new scheme will draw on existing infrastructure and human resources in villages to rapidly expand health services. “In the whole of Western Europe, there were fewer than 100 mother-to-child transmissions in 2007, whereas in sub-Saharan Africa, there were some 370,000,” said UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé. “We have a major opportunity now to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Africa and save thousands of lives every year.” In high-income countries, transmission of HIV to children has plummeted from 25 per cent to between 1 and 5 per cent in recent years as HIV testing and counseling of pregnant women, the use of antiretroviral drugs during and after delivery, and safe infant feeding have become common practice. Evidence from Africa points to locally-appropriate and cost-effective clinical measures could slash transmissions from current rates, hovering around 45 per cent, to as low as 1 or 2 per cent. 21 September 2009Efforts to curb HIV transmission from mothers to their children in Africa have received a boost, thanks to a new partnership between the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and a UN-backed initiative seeking to help lift villages on the continent lift themselves out of poverty. read more

Burt says challenges still remain

He was able to talk to people who had suffered the brutality of the LTTE, which remains a banned organisation in the UK, the High Commission added. Visiting UK Minister Alistair Burt says he is pleased to see the progress in some areas of the north but yet notes that challenges still remain, the British High Commission in Colombo said.Burt went to the North of the country today on the first day of his visit to Sri Lanka, holding a range of meetings and opening a youth project designed to facilitate country-wide reconciliation. The British High Commission said that ahead of this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGM), Burt was able to see developments that have occurred in the region since his last visit two years ago, and the work that remains to be done, following thirty years of conflict. During a visit to the Keppapilavu relocation site, Burt saw the continuing challenges faced daily by those who were displaced by the conflict. He expressed his hope that they would soon be able to return to their homes, or to other suitable areas.As Guest of Honour at the opening of Sri Lanka Unites’ reconciliation centre at Mulliayawelai, the Minister saw how the UK is helping to support sustainable peace in Sri Lanka. “I have been pleased to see progress in some areas since the end of the conflict. The destructive force of war – tearing lives, families, societies and countries apart – is only too evident in this part of the country. It is great to see young Sri Lankans leading efforts to heal wounds and to unite Sri Lankans of all backgrounds in the task of reconciliation and recovery. This Sri Lanka Unites reconciliation centre, together with others due to be established in other parts of the country, will help to bridge the divide between the North and the South. Such centres will foster communication and understanding across the island. Sri Lanka Unites is helping to empower young people to build a strong, stable, prosperous and united future. I am delighted to be able to support their efforts.”In the North, the Minister also met the Mullaitivu Government Agent, Mr N Vethanayakam, and NGOs working in the area. These included the HALO Trust, a British organisation which is conducting de-mining in the North with £3 million of UK Government support. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Imperial Oil says strong refining margins key to jump in thirdquarter profit

by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 1, 2012 4:05 pm MDT CALGARY – Imperial Oil Ltd. says higher margins at its refineries were the main reason for a 21 per cent jump in its third-quarter profit, handily beating analysts’ expectations.The Calgary-based integrated energy company (TSX:IMO) says its net income during the three-month period rose to $1.04 billion, or $1.22 per share, compared to $859 million or $1.01 a share for the same period last year.The profits easily outstripped the average analyst estimate of $1.08 per share, according to Thomson Reuters.Earnings in Imperial’s downstream segment — which encompasses oil refining and retailing — had its strongest-ever quarter with earnings of $536 million, about double what they were a year earlier.Two of Imperial’s peers that have reported their third quarter results in the past day — Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU) and Husky Energy Inc. (TSX:HSE) — also did well on the downstream end.While an overabundance of crude in North America has reduced prices and dampened the profits of many oilsands producers, companies like Imperial that have refinery operations are somewhat buffered from that effect. What integrated energy firms lose in producing oil, they make up for in refining it, because it’s cheaper to buy crude to run through their facilities.Imperial’s total revenues came in at $8.3 billion for the quarter compared to $7.9 billion year over year.Imperial is majority owned by Houston-based energy heavyweight ExxonMobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM)Work on Imperial’s $10.9-billion Kearl project is 98 per cent complete the project is on track to start up by the end of this year.Last year, Imperial’s board of directors approved an $8.9-billion expansion that will begin producing 110,000 barrels per day by late 2015.When Imperial announced in 2009 that it would build the Kearl mine, it expected three phases of roughly the same size. Later, it decided to instead build the mine in two phases, with smaller projects along the way to boost output in increments.Imperial and its parent are in the early stages of weighing a liquefied natural gas export terminal on Canada’s West Coast in order to get a better price for the gas it produces in province’s northeast.The acreage Imperial has in the Horn River Basin contains dry gas, which can fetch a price several times higher in Asia than it could in North America, which is awash in supplies.ExxonMobil recently announced a deal to buy Calgary-based natural gas producer Celtic Exploration Ltd. (TSX:CLT) for $3.1 billion. Imperial Oil isn’t part of the deal, but is evaluating the opportunity to take on a 50 per cent stake in the future.Imperial has vast steam-driven oilsands operations at Cold Lake, a 25 per cent stake in the Syncrude Canada oilsands mine, a handful of refineries across Canada and a chain of Esso-branded fuel stations.Imperial shares rose more than three per cent to $45.55 in afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Imperial Oil says strong refining margins key to jump in third-quarter profit read more

Womens volleyball opens Big Ten with two Top 5 opponents

Senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe attacking at the net in a regional semifinal against the University of Washington on Dec. 11, 2015. Credit: OSU AthleticsAfter a long preseason on the road, Big Ten play has finally arrived for the Ohio State women’s volleyball team, and it will not be an easy transition for the Buckeyes.  The No. 17 Buckeye “tribe” will battle No. 3 Wisconsin on Friday, followed by No. 2 Minnesota on Saturday. Both matches will send OSU on the road for the fifth weekend in a row this season. This time last season, OSU went point-for-point with each of the teams, going the full five-set distance in both matches, but with different outcomes. The Buckeyes took a loss to Minnesota, but came back four days later to take down the Badgers at St. John Arena. The veteran players on this OSU squad know exactly what to expect when the conference season rolls around. “The Big Ten is always going to be a grind every night,” said senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe. “You’re going into battle with some of the best teams in the whole entire country.”Sandbothe has been around long enough to face three waves of Badgers and Gophers, and this weekend will mark her fourth and final go-around to leave everything she has on the floor. “Every time we go into a Big Ten weekend — and this being my last one, it’s kind of bittersweet — but I think it’s such an opportunity and privilege to play in this conference and see this type of volleyball all the time,” she said. “I think it’s made me the player I am today.”Sandbothe and her teammates mentioned the energy buzzing in the arena for Big Ten matches.This week, both of the Buckeyes’ opponents are ranked inside the top five in the country for the average crowd attendance at their matches. Between 5,000 and 6,000 Gopher and Badger fans will pour into the arenas this weekend to cheer on the home team. The crowd’s energy is vital to any athletic event, and junior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer said she cannot wait to silence the opposing voices when her team takes the floor. “We talk about being ‘road warriors’ all the time, and kind of shutting up the fans in their house, and I think that’s so much fun,” Schirmer said. In addition to playing in front of large visiting crowds, the Buckeyes will go into battle with two teams armed with a deep arsenal of weapons. Freshman Badger Molly Haggerty has already won three Big Ten honors, and just this week, she was voted American Volleyball Coaches Association Player of the Week after the team’s performance against Texas and Texas A&M. Her teammate, Tionna Williams, also earned Big Ten recognition this week and currently ranks sixth in the nation for blocks per set. Minnesota boasts its own array of conference awards. The team’s setter, Samantha Seliger-Swenson, has earned Big Ten Setter of the Week four consecutive times already this season. The team also holds spots in the top 10 in three national statistics, including fourth in kills per set. OSU coach Geoff Carlston said his team is going into these matches ready for war. “I’m excited to see our team kind of being in that cauldron, be in that fire,” he said. “Our team kind of looks forward to the opportunity of having an us-against-them mentality and ‘arms locked in.’”The strength of these opponents doesn’t come to the Buckeyes as a surprise, but Carlston said he is confident in the preparation of his team and its mindset going into this opening weekend. “It’s not going to be an easy thing, but our team feels good about who we are and where we’re at right now,” he said. Logically, the odds are stacked against the Buckeyes, but Schirmer sees parity throughout the conference.“Being the nature of the Big Ten, you can beat anyone on any given day,” she said. “I don’t care about the rankings … it’s all about how we play and what we focus on.”OSU will take on its first Big Ten foe, Wisconsin at 8 p.m. on Friday in Madison, Wisconsin. The team will then travel to Minnesota to play the Gophers at 8 p.m. on Saturday. read more

Ms Marvel SheHulk and Moon Knight Join The MCU in on Disney

first_imgJust announced at #D23Expo, MOON KNIGHT, an original series from Marvel Studios, only on Disney+— Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 23, 2019 Sony Pictures CEO Says ‘Door Is Closed’ for Now on Spider-Man SplitMarvel Censors Criticism of America From Marvel Comics #1000 Stay on target There are already a bunch of Marvel superheroes shows coming to Disney+. Hawkeye, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Wanda and Vision, Loki, and more all have series in the works for the streaming TV service launching this November. However, at Disney’s D23 event we learned about one more new hero leaping off the comic book page into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and she’s a fan favorite.The Hollywood Reporter says a Ms. Marvel show is in development for Disney+.Ms. Marvel was the original codename of Carol Danvers. But over a billion dollars worth of movie-goers now know that character as Captain Marvel. Instead, this Ms. Marvel is a relatively recent character named Kamala Khan. Created in 2013, Kamala Khan is a teen Pakistani girl and the first Muslim superhero to headline her own comic book. Her comics have received consistent critical praise. We called her the modern superhero of America.The Ms. Marvel show will be run by British writer Bisha K. Ali. As for how the character will fit into the MCU we aren’t sure yet. A teen girl of color inspired by Captain Marvel is definitely a relevant hook. But in the comics her stretchy superpowers come from her Inhuman heritage. So far, the Inhumans have only been acknowledged in non-MCU Marvel TV shows like Agents of Shield and that bad Inhumans show.But as a wisecracking insecure teen Ms. Marvel can definitely fill the big Spider-Man shaped hole currently in the MCU. And that wasn’t the only show revealed at the event. Bruce Banner’s lawyer cousin She-Hulk and urban horror hero Moon Knight are getting Disney+ shows as well.Just announced at #D23Expo, SHE-HULK, an original series from Marvel Studios, only on Disney+— Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 23, 2019 Just announced at #D23Expo, MS. MARVEL, an original series from Marvel Studios, only on Disney+— Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 23, 2019The earliest MCU shows aren’t hitting Disney+ until late 2020 so it’ll be a while before we get to see live-action Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight in action. In the meantime, check out this first poster for the Star Wars Disney+ show The Mandalorian and learn even more about upcoming Disney+ Fox movie remakes.last_img read more

Arsenal agree Bernd Leno deal with Bayer Leverkusen

first_imgArsenal have just concurred to sign a deal with Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno, according to ESPN.The 26-year-old will seal up a five-year deal while his move shall be finalized later this week as German newspaper Bild reports the transfer fee was in the region of €25 million.New Arsenal boss Unai Emery who identified Leno and made him the club’s long-term replacement for Petr Cech,  have been locked in talks with Leverkusen over a deal for Leno for several weeks and the goalkeeper is poised to make the switch to the Emirates.Club Atletico de Madrid v Juventus - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First LegUEFA Champions League Group D – Preview Boro Tanchev – September 7, 2019 Three teams from Europe’s major four leagues will compete in Group D, with two of them as big favorites to progress into the knockout stage.Leno made six appearances for Germany but was not named in their World Cup squad, enabling him to hold talks with Arsenal. As a product of Stuttgart’s youth system, Leno is one of the more highly regarded goalkeepers in Europe after impressing at Leverkusen for the last seven seasons.Leno will become Emery’s second signing as Arsenal boss after the addition of Switzerland full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer from Juventus.last_img read more

Yokohama Harbor Transport Association boss gives antiIR speech announces appeal

first_img Load More The Chairman of the Yokohama Harbor Transport Association, comprising member companies related to Yamashita Wharf in Yokohama Harbor, gave a lecture on Sunday in which he opposed the development of an integrated resort in the city.As reported by the Mainichi, 89-year-old Yukio Fujiki expressed concern over of an increase in problem gaming following Yokohama mayor Fumiko Hayashi’s announcement that she would support an IR in Yokohama, adding, “The best defense is to not build a casino.” Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions RelatedPosts Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move Fujiki was invited to speak by The Liberty and People’s Rights Council (chaired by former Finance Minister, Hirohisa Fujii), which is a group made up of local councilmen and academics. Rather than developing an IR, he explained the concept of a harbor resort focused on massive MICE facilities instead.On the topic of IRs, he said, “There are many people who are suffering from gambling addiction. I am completely against it.”The group also announced an emergency appeal prior to the speech. The appeal claims that Mayor Hayashi, who had had previously steered clear of either supporting or opposing an IR, suddenly changed her mind. It also calls for revocation of the supplementary budget related to an IR bid. The group has threatened to use “all means necessary” if the requests are not met.Kenji Eda, a member of the House of Representatives who attended the Yokohama Harbor Transport Association’s press conference, said, “We are also keeping in mind the options of recall and petition for a direct request for a referendum.”last_img read more

Howard Kennedy achieves 11 increase in take up of healthcare scheme

first_imgCommercial law firm Howard Kennedy has seen an 11% increase in take up of its healthcare scheme following the introduction of several new benefits.The London-based firm, which employs around 350 members of staff, introduced a nurse-led advice and claims management service in November 2016, after appointing Willis Towers Watson to broker its healthcare scheme.The organisation also introduced a health cash plan to support employees’ everyday healthcare costs. The health cash plan includes physiotherapy, dental and optical services.Howard Kennedy utilised a range of channels to communicate the new benefits to staff, such as presentations and information on its intranet site.Through the enhancements, Howard Kennedy aims to ensure it provides a sustainable, first-class healthcare scheme for its employees.The organisation’s benefits package also includes life insurance, income protection, discounted gym membership, and flexible-working arrangements.Debbie Westram (pictured), HR operations manager at Howard Kennedy, said: “[The nurse-led] service will help ensure our people receive a personal service from named nurses, along with the most appropriate care or medical treatment.”last_img read more

The Atlantic Launches New Web Brand

first_imgThe 150-year-old Atlantic magazine, known for its long-form journalism, today launched a digital publication—the Current—aimed at those who don’t have time for long-form anything.“In print, the magazine has always been famous for its 5,000 to 10,000-word essays,” says Atlantic president Justin Smith. “We’re crunching that [word count] to 250-300 words.”Smith says the idea for the Current is to give the Atlantic’s “marquee” writers, bloggers and other editorial staffers an opportunity to write “short essays or posts on a variety of topical subjects.” It’s another step into the digital arena for a once-stodgy print brand. In January, the Atlantic removed its online pay wall, making its digital archives freely available to non-subscribers. As a result, Smith says, traffic to has increased about 15 percent to 2.3 million monthly unique visitors.Like Smith’s former employer, The Week, The Current will also filter “the best thinking on the day’s important news” from a variety of outside sources. (Smith bristled at the comparison. “Everyone’s doing aggregation,” Smith said. “This is much different—this is original opinion content.”)The site was developed internally, and Smith declined to give cost or revenue projections. Credit Suisse, the financial services firm, has signed on as the site’s launch sponsor. “It’s not the Wild West of the blogosphere,” Smith said of the site’s appeal to advertisers. “They’re getting a very polished, highly-produced essay.”last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Fariha Haque Named To Deans List At University Of Rochester

first_imgROCHESTER, MA — Fariha Haque, a first-year student majoring in computer science at the University of Rochester, has been named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement for the spring 2019 semester.Haque, a resident of Wilmington, is the child of Omtajul Haque and Shahnaz Haque, and a graduate of Wilmington High School in Wilmington.About The University of RochesterThe University of Rochester, founded in 1850, is a private research university located in Rochester, N.Y., (pop. 212,000) on the south shore of Lake Ontario. The University offers a unique undergraduate curriculum, with no required courses, that emphasizes a broad liberal education through majors, minors, and course “clusters”—a Rochester innovation—in the three main areas of knowledge: humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences/engineering. The University (on the Web at is also home to the world-renowned Eastman School of Music as well as graduate professional schools of business, education, medicine, and nursing.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the University of Rochester via Merit.)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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Fariha Haque Named To Dean’s List At University Of RochesterIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 2 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Rochester Institute Of TechnologyIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Scott Stenson Named To Dean’s List At Bentley UniversityIn “Education”last_img read more

Deputy Speaker T Padmarao Dana inspect Kindi Basthi

first_imgSitaphalmandi: The Deputy Speaker Telangana Assembly, T Padmarao, and GHMC Commissioner Dana Kishore inspected Kindi Basthi in Sitaphalmandi along with local Corporator, Deputy Commissioner, CGM, GM, and DGM of waterworks department to inspect the steps taken to conserve water and to educate the locals. They called upon people to save every drop during the monsoon season by constructing rainwater harvesting pits at their houses and apartments. They also said such pits were being constructed by the civic body at public places.last_img read more

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first_img News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | March 04, 2011 Clinical Results From Color Mammography Trial Revealed At ECR News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more March 4, 2011 – The first clinical results from a research project focused on spectral (color) mammography shows promising diagnostic benefits for breast cancer. Published in the February issue of Radiology, the results will be presented at the 2011 European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna, March 5.Single shot spectral imaging is enabled using Sectra’s photon counting MicroDose Mammography system. The photon counting technology enables the detection of photons with different energies and color in a single x-ray exposure instead of the multiple exposures needed by other technologies. The spectral information opens up a new approach to breast imaging, whereby the tissue type of the breast can be determined by the measured photon energies. This can potentially lead to higher cancer detection accuracy. The research project was funded by the European Union as part of the HighRex project.It is already in use in most European countries, as well as in Australia and New Zealand. The main benefit of the system is the high image quality achieved with only half the radiation compared with other digital systems in the market.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more last_img read more

SingleFamily BuiltforRent Market is on the Rise

first_img The increased popularity of the single-family rental (SFR) market in the last two years has led to an increased number of SFR homes built for the expressed purpose of renting. The market for detached SFR homes built-for-rent is on the rise despite a falling market share in the last three years, according to Robert Dietz, Vice President for Tax and Market Analysis for NAHB.For the fourth quarter of 2015, built-for-rent SFR homes accounted for about 3.5 percent of all SFR starts, according to data from the Census Bureau (Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design) and analysis from the National Association of Home Builders. While that market share is higher than the historical average of 2.8 percent, it is more than 2 percentage points lower than the market share at the start of 2013, just three years ago (5.8 percent).Meanwhile, the number of SFR homes built for the purpose of renting ticked up from 25,000 in 2014 to 26,000 in 2015, according to NAHB.“The market for single-family for-sale homes is growing faster,” Dietz said, noting that this was also the custom home market was also experiencing similar movements. “The 2014-2015 volume is higher than, for example, prior years, but market share is falling as the for-sale segment expands.”Dietz continued, “With the onset of the Great Recession, the share of built-for-rent homes rose. Despite the current elevated market concentration, the total number of single-family starts built-for-rent remains fairly low in terms of the total building market.”The share of built-for-rent SFR homes comprises a considerably smaller share of the total SFR portion of the nation’s stock of rental housing. According to a report from John Burns Real Estate Consulting in August 2015, about 12.7 million households rented a single-family detached home, which made up about 29 percent of the 44.3 million total renters nationwide.Burns noted in his report that the SFR market has traditionally been a “mom and pop” business (with about 54 percent of SFR landlords renting out only one house, according to data from RentRange), institutional investors were beginning to take note of the more than 12 million SFR detached home renters. He said he believes the competition of single-family rental homes with the detached resale and new home market has created a need for new homes to be built for single-family rentals.“Clearly, there is a subset of renters who will pay a premium to rent new, as evidenced by the 200K+ apartment units that are built and leased every year,” Burns said. “If it works for apartment developers, why has there not been much attempt to build single-family homes for rent? Those days are now ending.” February 24, 2016 731 Views in Data, Headlines, News Built for Rent Single-Family Rental 2016-02-24 Staff Writercenter_img Single-Family Built-for-Rent Market is on the Rise Sharelast_img read more

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