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Marrakesh World Forum on Human Rights Recognition of Moroccos Progress official

Geneva – The holding of the World Forum on Human Rights in Marrakesh is a recognition of Morocco’s progress in a difficult region context, said Monday Morocco’s ambassador to the United Nations Geneva Office Mohamed Aujjar.Held for the first time in an African country, this global event will attract more than 5,000 people “who will be able to see how Morocco has made progress in human rights related issues” the Moroccan ambassador told the Swiss newspaper “Tribune de Genève”.The forum will also be an opportunity for policymakers, researchers and NGOs representatives to communicate and exchange ideas in the difficult time that prevails in the Arabo-Islamic region, he added Aujjar noted that the vast majority of Moroccan NGOs working in the field of human rights will take part in the forum, noting however that “any organization can disagree freely, Morocco being a pluralist and democratic country.”The holding of this event in Morocco goes in line with the Kingdom’s international commitments and its reform process culminating in the adoption of the 2011 Constitution which represents a turning point in Morocco’s history. read more

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Pie in the sky Meat and potato shortcrust survives space voyage

first_img“This is the first step to enable mankind to consume pies with more elegance and comfort,” Bill Kenyon of Ultimate Purveyors from St Helens told the BBC. “Neither the sky, nor the pie, should be the limit.“The pie will be tested to the extreme. Its structural integrity will be test against the potential rigours of being served by a grumpy old lady from Wigan or being transported for delivery in a pie van that hits a pothole in Hindley.”Ground control to Major Tom? Earlier this year an Action Man went missing in space.  The pie has returned to earth, although it didn’t quite make it to space, landing in Low Bentham, North Yorkshire, around 50 miles from its launch site.Tracking software and a camera on board revealed the pie reached an altitude of 29 miles, sadly, many miles short of space. Pie in space  Just another pie in the sky story on Twitter: a meat & potato pie was sent into space from Wigan yesterday for ‘scientific research’… pic.twitter.com/OjfdS9hnfk— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) December 16, 2016 “It was in decent shape, apart from the fact the lid came off when it landed and it had broken into two pieces,” SentIntoSpace’s Dan Blaney told the BBC.The stunt took place ahead of the World Pie Eating Championships which begin in Wigan on December 20.SentIntoSpace wanted to see if the molecular structure of the pie would change in space and ‘cook’ as it re-entered the earth’s atmosphere. Pie in space Credit:SentIntoSpace  An incredibly beautiful shot captured by @Sent_into_space – https://t.co/r1HyRR9TzP. New life ambition – become a piemaster #pie #PieInSpace pic.twitter.com/2HytIjtxS0— Mark Summers (@marksummers24) 15 December 2016 It may sound like a pie in the sky idea, but a meat and shortcrust has survived an attempted trip to space as part of an unusual science experiment.SentIntoSpace, the Sheffield-based team behind the sending the shortcrust into the stratosphere mission, attached the pie to a weather balloon. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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John Constables Suffolk village in bid to defect to Essex

first_imgHistoric Suffolk landmarks made famous by the paintings of John Constable could soon become part of Essex, if furious villagers get their way.Residents of the, for now, bucolic idyll that is East Bergholt believe changing counties is the only way to protect the local landscape from the threat of developers.It means settings made famous around the world by the romantic artist, such as Willy Lott’s Cottage and Flatford Mill, could be lost to Suffolk forever. But villagers feel so betrayed by their local council that “that’s their problem” best sums up the current mood.Sitting in the picturesque Stour Valley and accommodating fewer than 3,000 souls, East Bergholt is in the throes of a bitter struggle to fight off the development of a further 144 homes.So determined is the Parish Council to prevent the expansion, that it is threatening to break free from Babergh District council and defect to the Essex borough of Colchester.“Colchester seems to place more value on protecting heritage assets,” said Parish Council chairman Paul Ireland.“It would be a real wrench to leave Suffolk, but the question we have to ask is whether it is better to be in Suffolk and have lots of houses built against our wishes, or to be in Essex and have better protection.” Campaigner Peter Dent, who chairs the East Bergholt Action Group, said: “I don’t care if Suffolk would miss us.“That’s their problem.“We’ve got a Colchester postcode, we’ve got a Colchester phone number.”We would like to give it a try and work with a council that would respect the village and the heritage of Constable Country.”Frankly, we’d like to move to somewhere where we don’t have to battle night and day.”Villages as well as whole parishes and districts can be moved from one county to another by acts of parliament and Boundary Commission reviews, the next report of which is due in 2018.The most important factor for boundary changes, however, is population changes and the importance of maintaining equal parliamentary constituencies, meaning it is unlikely the Commission will accept East Bergholt’s concerns over housing policy.A spokesman for Babergh District Council, which currently controls the village, insisted the local authority was listening to the people of East Bergholt. Anti housing posters in East Bergholt East Bergholt has a proud history of fighting off developmentCredit:Archant The village has a strong recent history of fighting plans for new homes, winning a judicial review to block the building of 10 properties in 2016. It means local planning regulations are overruled in favour of national policy, which favours developers.Constable was born in East Bergholt in 1776, where his father owned Flatford Mill, which was immortilised in an oil painting in 1816.The young artist developed his skills sketching the local countryside, and in particular the area around the River Stour, returning in later life to complete other standout works like the Hay Wain.Two hundred years on, the Parish Council is preparing to decide whether to call a local referendum to secure a mandate for attempting succession from Suffolk.center_img Willy Lott's Cottage Constable painting Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Colchester seems to place more value on protecting heritage assetsPaul Ireland, East Bergholt Parish Council Suffolk’s borders have remained largely unchanged for decades, with the last major shakeup taking place in 1974, when six villages lost to Norfolk.However the entire area, commonly dubbed “Constable Country”, is coming under increasing pressure because Babergh District has recently been judged to have less than five years of housing land supply. Willy Lott’s Cottage, depicted by Constable, forms part of the villageCredit:Ashmolean Museumlast_img read more

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Police offer £20000 reward to find killer of MPs son in Hackney

first_img“Abraham was a striking young man and a real contributor to society. He was awarded a National Police Bravery Award in 2009 after intervening in a rape and then giving evidence in court.”Such courage and an overwhelming sense of what was right and wrong clearly demonstrated his strength of character.”There have been two further violent deaths in London this month, with a 16-year-old boy becoming the youngest murder victim in London so far this year, succumbing to his wounds after he was fatally shot.The teenager, who was shot in the face in Walthamstow, east London, at around 10pm on Monday night, died in hospital with his family by his bedside on Tuesday evening.His death came after that of Tanesha Melbourne, 17, who was gunned down around 30 minutes earlier just three miles away in Tottenham.  He received a police bravery award in 2007 There is a £20,000 reward for anyone who can offer information which releases information that leads to the capture of the killer of the son of a Nigerian MP, who recently received a police bravery award.26-year-old Abraham Badru was gunned down in Hackney, east London, on Sunday.He was a churchgoer and recently received a bravery award for intervening in a sex attack on a teenage girl.Mr Badru was praised after giving evidence against a gang which committed rape on the Frampton Park Estate in 2007.Police said he was shot while opening the boot of his car to look for a drink.The Metropolitan Police said just before the attack – at around 11.10pm – Mr Badru had parked his black Mercedes on Ferncliff Road when he was approached by a suspect or suspects.He had not planned to be home at that time, but had returned due to a change of plans. He received a police bravery award in 2007Credit: Metropolitan Police Paramedics and police were called to the scene, but Mr Badru was pronounced dead.A black male, believed to be wearing a black puffer jacket, walked along Ferncliff Road in the direction of Downs Park Road and through a nearby alleyway after the sound of a gunshot, officers added.His family have said they are devastated by his death, describing the pain as “unbearable.”center_img They added: “Abraham has been snatched from us; he didn’t die of an illness, a freak accident, or of natural causes, no death is ever easy but he died because he was shot.”He was shot by person/persons terrorising the peace of the community, terrorising innocent people, threatening our freedom on our streets and threatening our progression.”We plead with any parent, siblings, extended family, friends, associates, in desperation that if you have any information to please come forward.” The investigation into Mr Badru’s murder is one of 48 inquiries Scotland Yard has launched so far this year – eight in January, 15 in February, 22 in March and three in April.Police said Mr Badru – described as a “talented young man with ambitions and so much to live for cut down in his prime” – was not intending to be home and his return was due to a change of plans.Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh said: “The answer to Abraham’s death lies in the community. I know that people are talking about what happened.”It is something truly out of the ordinary, a community hero being murdered.”His family and friends cannot comprehend what has happened, and there are no words that can adequately describe the pain Abraham’s family are going through. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Solarpowered 3D printer creates glass objects by melting sand

first_imgNot many people would voluntarily choose the world’s second largest desert as the location to test out some new experiments. However, industrial designer and inventor Markus Kayser chose the Sahara desert for its abundance of sand and sun, providing both the energy and raw materials needed for his ambitious projects.Kayser carried his first invention, called the Sun Cutter, to the Egyptian desert in a suitcase. This solar-powered machine is a semi-automated low-tech laser cutter. It uses the energy of the sun for power. The sun’s rays reflect through a glass ball lens to create a “laser” cutter that cuts 2D pieces of material using a system guided by a camera. It cuts through thin plywood to make rough and unfinished-looking cuts, which Kayser turned into some hipster-looking “sunglasses,” seen below.Kayser’s time spent in the desert working on the Sun Cutter gave him an idea for his next project, the Solar Sinter. The sun is a huge source of potential energy, and the sand in deserts “give an unlimited supply of silica in the form of quartz.” The inventor took those two things into considering while working with the Sun Cutter, and came up with the idea to create a new machine that could use both the sand and the sun.Although it’s not a new discovery, Silica sand, when heated to melting point and then cooled, turns into glass. The process is known as sintering and relates to heating a powdery substance and converting it into a solid form. It’s been a big part of 3D printing in the past few years. 3D printers use laser technology to create intricate 3D objects from an array of powdered plastics, resins, and metals.The Sun Sinter uses the sun’s rays in lieu of a laser, and sand in lieu of the materials mentioned above. Kayser tested his first manually-operated solar-sintering machine in February 2011 in the Moroccan desert. He then built a larger and fully-automated computer-driven version which was completed in mid-May. He tested it in the Sahara desert near Siwa, Egypt for two weeks, creating the video you see below.Kayser envisions the Sun Sinter as a “new solar-powered production tool of great potential.” You can see the machine etching various shapes into the sand to produce a product like the bowl shown above. At the end of the video, we see Kayser “cleaning up” his materials, which literally just means dumping the excess sand back into the desert.Read more at MarkusKayser.com, via This is Colossallast_img read more

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Inside Imogen Heaps Interactive Creative Passport Project Mycelia World Tour

first_img“For years now we’ve been complaining about the state of the music industry and how it has been held back by old ways of thinking, negatively impacting music makers–a major pain point being that we are the first to put in any of the work, and the last to see any financial reward or even payment,” explains Heap. “Through Mycelia and its ‘Creative Passport,’ as music makers we now have no excuse but to put our best foot forward and become open for business, decentralising the ecosystem so that it will ultimately benefit everyone. I am excited to be going on the road to bring this to life, in addition to showcasing other new technologies which will add to transforming the music industry into a fair, flourishing and vibrant place”.Heap released her debut album, iMegaphone, back in 1998 and has spent the past two decades surprising her fans with her classically trained yet wildly innovative interpolations of pop music. While her work has always pushed the boundaries between music and visual media, her sounds reached her widest audience yet as a producer on Taylor Swift’s GRAMMY-winning album 1989, which earned Heap her second career GRAMMY Award.Tickets for Heap’s North American dates of her Mycelia World Tour go on-sale to the general public on Friday, Dec. 14 at 10:00 a.m. For full details, visit her website.Imogen Heap’s Life Of A Song Project Shows Who Gets PaidRead more Facebook https://twitter.com/imogenheap/status/1072130478608658433 Email Imogen Heap Launches Innovative New Project & Tour inside-imogen-heaps-interactive-creative-passport-project-mycelia-world-tour News The GRAMMY-winning artist and tech innovator brings together live concerts, interactive workshops and tech talks to nine cities across North AmericaNate HertweckGRAMMYs Dec 10, 2018 – 5:16 pm Fans of multi-instrumentalist songwriter/producer and multi-media artist Imogen Heap have learned to expect the unexpected from their hero. Never one to disappoint creatively, Heap’s latest endeavor is also one of her most ambitious.The GRAMMY winner has announced a nine-city North American leg of her Mycelia World Tour, complete with the launch of a new project, ‘Creative Passport,’ which integrates concerts, workshops and discussions to push the typical limits of what a live tour can mean.The continuation of her Mycelia World Tour follows successful stints across Europe during 2018 and will make stops in major U.S. cities between April and June 2019, including Miami, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Seattle and San Francisco. The tour is named after Heap’s research and development hub aimed at cultivating a fairer payment system for artists by establishing a music maker database.Billed in a statement from Heap as “promoting a fair and flourishing future for the Music Industry,” her ‘Creative Passport’ project is geared toward, “realising a vision of the future which sees music makers connected through a verified and decentralised ecosystem, promoting artist-led, fair and sustainable operating practices.”The slate of events for each tour stop includes some or all of several elements, including solo concerts from Heap as well as reunited duo appearances with Guy Sigsworth as electronic duo Frou Frou for the first time since 2003.’Creative Passport’ also offers workshops with local music makers, technologists and industry influencers, workshops for families where children will get to build and code their own MIni.MU gloves (Heap’s proprietary electronic instrument of the future) and talks given by Heap on “technologies which are positively shaping the future of the music ecosystem, building better business and audience relations with music makers.” Twitter Inside Imogen Heap’s Interactive ‘Creative Passport’ Project & Mycelia World Tour last_img read more

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UPDATE Pentagon To House Migrants At 2 Military Bases In Texas

first_img Share Jose Luis Gonzalez/ReutersThe Pentagon plans to build temporary camps for detained immigrants. Here, children of detained migrants are seen at a tent encampment near the U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry in Tornillo, TexasUpdated at 12:13 p.m. ETThe Pentagon will build tent camps at two U.S. military bases to house people who cross the southern border illegally, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday.The defense chief did not give details about the locations of the bases that would contain the camps. However, NPR’s Tom Bowman reports that the two military bases are in Texas.Migrant families will be housed at Ft. Bliss, an Army base outside El Paso, according to Bowman. Unaccompanied migrant children will be housed at Goodfellow Air Force Base, outside San Angelo. The Pentagon has been told to prepare for up to 20,000 unaccompanied minors, though it’s unclear whether all will be housed at Goodfellow or more bases will be called upon.Mattis said he expanded role in immigration enforcement is part of the armed services’ logistics and support mission, Mattis noted. As for how the process began, he said other government agencies had asked the Pentagon for help in housing detained migrants.The news comes one week after President Trump said, “The United States will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility.” He added, “Not on my watch.”Of the military’s plan to build camps, Mattis said, “providing shelter for people without shelter — we consider that to be a logistics function that is quite appropriate.”The secretary described the plan to reporters on board his plane as he traveled to Asia to visit his counterparts in China, South Korea and Japan.Mattis compared the temporary camps to the military’s response during a humanitarian crisis. “This is something that we can do,” he said. “Again, whether it be refugee boat people from Vietnam, people who’ve been knocked out of their homes by a hurricane — absolutely, it’s appropriate the military provide logistic support however it’s needed.”The Trump administration has pledged “zero tolerance” for illegal immigration, and the president has shaped and reshaped the policy. Meanwhile, the U.S. government separated more than 2,500 children from their parents at the border over a recent weeks-long period.The Department of Health and Human Services said over the weekend that it has been able to reunite 522 of those children with their families after they were taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.The family-separation policy met with nearly universal outrage, and the president altered his policy last week. As a result, family units who are taken into custody after immigrating illegally are now subject to being detained together.Trump’s policy brought accusations that it was both illegal and cruel to separate migrant families — to put children into large holding facilities hundreds of miles away from their parents and caregivers. It also raised serious questions about what the government was doing to keep track of those kids, to ensure their parents could find them.The backlash includes the website TrumpHotels.org, a satirical takeoff on the president’s actual resort business website (whose address ends in .com). Instead of featuring photos of pools and golf courses, the site highlights images of detained children and adults living in fenced cages inside warehouse-like structures.Republicans in Congress have pledged to pass a new immigration law aimed at addressing concerns about migrants’ safety and legal protections — while also satisfying conservatives who want to clamp down on illegal border crossings.The political process is playing out amid intra-party discord and mixed messages from the White House as NPR’s Kelsey Snell reports — including Trump’s suggestion to ignore the issue until November, when he predicts Republicans will add to their majorities in Congress.Over the weekend, Trump said via Twitter, “We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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Amazon Music Customers Can Now Casually Chat With Alexa

first_img Asking Alexa for help might seem robotic, however, Amazon Music customers can now casually speak with the virtual voice assistant about their personal music tastes.On Thursday, Amazon Music is announcing new voice features that will allow customers to chat with Alexa in a more natural tone, TechCrunch reported. These features will enable customers and Alexa to converse over playlist preferences and have users indicate to Alexa which songs they want to hear on the platform. Starting on Dec. 6, they will be available to Amazon Music subscribers worldwide.In the past, Amazon has integrated Alexa with Amazon Music to help customers. Even though Alexa can be helpful with playing beats, customers can only talk with the virtual voice assistant via basic commands.Amazon Echo Dot (Photo Credit: Amazon)Now, with these new features, customers and Alexa will be able to have more robust discussions about music. Customers can simply ask, “Alexa, help me find dinner music,” and Alexa will help them find the right playlist for the occasion. According to Amazon, Alexa can be told to find playlists by genre, mood, and tempo. Alexa can also respond with follow-up questions to make playlists more personalized.And, that’s not all. Customers can also tell Alexa which songs they like or dislike on Amazon Music. When they ask Alexa to play music, Alexa will come back with a more customized response based on their preferred playlists, songs they said they liked, and artists they’ve asked Alexa to follow in the past.“It’s a paradigm shift because you’re getting into conversations. Before, customers would ask Alexa to do something and Alexa would respond with music,” Kintan Brahmbhatt, director of product for Amazon Music, told TechCrunch. “Today, we’re shifting into deep personalization and Alexa will have an interactive conversation with the customer.”More on Geek.com:Amazon Warehouse Workers Hospitalized in Bear Repellent IncidentThese Are the Best-Selling Amazon Prime Products of 2018Amazon Wants to Bring its Cashierless Tech to Bigger Stores Amazon’s New Facial Recognition Smells Your FearSnapchat’s New Snap Spectacles Will Have Two Cameras, Cost $350 Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Every Laker not named LeBron is a tradable piece

first_imgGuests:Chris Broussard – Fs1 NBA Analyst; Greg Cosell – NFL Films Senior Producer;                       Michael Rappaport – Actor/Comedian and host of the I am Rappaport Stereo Podcast; Jay Glazer – Fox Sports NFL Insider Every Laker not named LeBron is a tradable pieceLeBron James exploded in the fourth quarter of last night’s game against the Spurs, scoring 14-straight points to get the win. Aside from LeBron’s vintage incredible performance, Colin came away from the game convinced that L.A. none of his supporting cast is good enough to be off limits if the right trade comes up.LeBron’s greatness has shown how average the rest of the roster is, and the best way rto build a winner while LeBron is still close to his prime is to trade for established players, not commit to devoloping their average young talent. The Sixers short circuited “The Process” to trade for Jimmy Butler, and the Lakers should look to make similar moves for LeBron. Also:– Kawhi and LeBron would be a bad fit together– Thunder comeback after Westbrook steps back– Packers need a head coach that will make them uncomfortablelast_img read more

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Google Shuts Down ComparisonShopping Site to Focus on Future Innovations

first_img Register Now » This story originally appeared on Reuters Google is shuttering Google Compare, its U.S. comparison-shopping site for auto insurance, credit cards and mortgages after one year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.The quick reversal is a setback to the Alphabet unit’s efforts to use its enormous reach to provide consumers with niche shopping services and financial-services tools, the Journal said.The company said in an email to its partners on Monday that Google Compare’s U.S. and U.K. services would start winding down this month and terminate on March 23, according to the Journal.Google said the service didn’t meet its expectations and that the company will now focus on AdWords and future innovations, the paper reported citing the email.Google could not immediately be reached for comment outside U.S. business hours.(Reporting by Eric Beech in Washington and Vishal Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler and Gopakumar Warrier) Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 1 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals February 23, 2016last_img read more

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News | May 21, 2010 Second OCT System Ready for U.S. Regulatory Study May 21, 2010 – A second company is hoping to gain U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for an optical… read more News | May 19, 2010 St. Jude Acquires LightLab, OCT Imaging May 20, 2010 – St. Jude Medical Inc. announced yesterday it is purchasing LightLab Imaging Inc. for $90 million…. read more News | December 30, 2008 Volcano to Pay $21.5M for OCT Company News | January 04, 2011 FDA Forecasts Medical Device Technology Trends for Next Decade January 4, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released an update of what medical devices it expects… read more Feature | December 13, 2010 | Dave Fornell Advances in Intravascular Imaging There have only been incremental improvements in intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) over the past decade. 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Feature | December 13, 2010 | Adrienne Ma, analyst, Millennium Research Group Stent Costs Increase Use of Intravascular Imaging During a time when the U.S. healthcare reform is on the minds of many within the medical community, physicians and… read more Boston Scientific’s Atlantis IVUS Feature | February 26, 2015 Noninvasive Optical Coherence Tomography Could Track Vascular Disease in Diabetics Approximately 8 to 12 million people in the United States alone are suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a… read more An optical coherence tomography (OCT) image of a stent in a coronary vessel. The shadows are from the stent struts. The St. Jude Medical Lightlab C7-XR optical coherence tomography imaging system offers better image resolution than current IVUS systems. Pictured is a follow-up study of a stent showing it neointimal tissue strut coverage. Related Content December 30, 2008 – Volcano Corp. will acquire Axsun Technologies Inc., a developer and manufacturer of lasers and optical engines used in medical Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging systems and advanced photonic components, as part of Volcano’s strategy to establish its position in invasive imaging.Volcano will pay approximately $21.5 million in cash at closing, which is expected to occur this week. Axsun, which recorded revenues from continuing operations in excess of $18 million in calendar 2007, will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volcano.Axsun currently has development partnerships with companies serving the cardiology and dental markets and expects the launch the first medical imaging systems utilizing its technology during the first half of 2009. Volcano said it plans to utilize new integrated versions of Axsun’s advanced tunable laser and optical engine technology in the development of certain new OCT imaging systems. Axsun’s technology and laser components reportedly allow for dramatic imaging performance improvements in equipment form factors as small as 1/1000th the size of current laser components at very low manufacturing costs. Volcano hopes the Axsun acquisition will accelerate its OCT product development efforts and provide sustainable competitive advantages in the invasive imaging arena. The company said that it expects this transaction to be neutral to consolidated earnings per share in fiscal 2009 and that following completion of the transaction it will have more than $145 million in cash, with no debt. The company said it will provide additional details on the financial impact of the transaction when it provides 2009 guidance during its fourth quarter earnings conference call in mid-February.For more information: www.volcanocorp.com and www.axsun.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | September 15, 2010 New Company Plans to Enter IVUS Market With High-Definition System September 15, 2010 – A high-definition intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) system will be demonstrated during the… read more The St. Jude Medical Lightlab C7-XR optical coherence tomography imaging system offers better image resolution than current IVUS systems. Pictured is a follow-up study of a stent showing it neointimal tissue strut coverage. last_img read more

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Make or break Cypriots cling to hope in peace talks

first_imgBy Michele KambasAs a new showdown looms over troubled Cyprus reunification talks, peace activists are clinging to the last vestiges of hope that a deal can be done ending decades of division on the ethnically split island.Every Saturday for more than a decade, people from rival sides have met over coffee at a medieval inn on the Turkish Cypriot side of Nicosia to discuss their vision of a united country.But for the past two months, their chats have had to deal with a marked slowdown in momentum at formal talks on reunification between Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci, the Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders.These formal peace talks — billed by diplomats as the best chance in decades to end the Cyprus conflict — are stuck as the two sides disagree on the way forward.Last week a UN envoy launched shuttle diplomacy to avoid the prospect of collapse, and concerns are mounting that the process could be sidelined by Greek Cypriot elections next year.Those at the coffee talks are concerned.“We are very anxious, but that makes us all the more determined for a solution,” says Andreas Paralikis, a Greek Cypriot economist who was among the first to start mingling with Turkish Cypriots after checkpoint controls were eased to allow the crossing of people in 2003.He belongs to a generation traumatised by war. He was a teenager when Turkey launched an invasion of Cyprus in 1974, carving the island into two after a brief Greek-inspired coup.Now, with other Cypriots of all ages, he sits at the Buyuk Han to debate a conflict which has been omnipresent all their lives.Over time, the group have become close friends.At the inn, retired journalist Suleyman Erguclu, a Turkish Cypriot, said the island should not give up hope.A seasoned veteran in covering what is locally known as the “Cyprob”, he experienced conflict first hand, witnessing intercommunal violence at the age of 9 in 1963. By the age of 15 he took up arms, becoming a ‘soldier at night, a student in the daytime’, and fought a war in 1974.“I don’t want my grandsons, or Mikis’s grandsons to go through the same experience,” he said.Greek Cypriot and biologist Mikis Hadjineophytou, 67, worries that failure this time could be permanent.“We have been here before. Elevated hopes, being almost there, then disappointment, depression,” he said. “I don’t think we will get another chance. Maybe we will, but it will be a much worse scenario.”Formally, the two leaders have for months been trying to forge a deal which would reunite the divided island under a federal umbrella. But talks are stuck on the agenda of a conference in Geneva which will discuss the role of Britain, Greece and Turkey in a post-settlement Cyprus.Though officially the process is open ended, they are taking place against the backdrop of plans by Greek Cypriots to push forward with exploration for natural gas offshore, an endevour Turkey says is illegal, but that Cyprus says is its sovereign right.French oil major Total plans its first exploratory drill in July.Erguclu reckons the energy issue could be a catalyst for a solution, provided everyone cooperates. It should work for both sides, he said, surrounded by coffee-drinkers yearning for a reunited country.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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