China tries to defuse trade pressure says world benefits

first_imgBEIJING, China – China’s government defended its trade record as a benefit to the world in a new effort Thursday to defuse U.S. and European pressure over market access and technology policy.A Cabinet report repeated promises to cut tariffs and open more industries to investment. But it didn’t address complaints about plans to create Chinese global technology competitors that are at the heart of a spiraling trade dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump.China’s growth “has brought great opportunities to trading partners all over the world,” a deputy commerce minister, Wang Shouwen, said at a news conference.The report highlights the clash between Beijing’s insistence it has honoured market-opening promises made when it joined the World Trade Organization in 2001 and arguments by Washington, Europe and others that Beijing improperly hampers access to emerging industries and steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over technology.Trump’s threat of tariff hikes on up to $450 billion of Chinese products reflects fears Beijing’s plans are a threat to American technological leadership and prosperity. China has tried to recruit Europe as an ally in the dispute but faces complaints by Germany and other governments that it bars purchases of Chinese assets while its own companies are on a global acquisition spree.Asked about possible U.S. plans to restrict Chinese investment in technology industries, Wang said, “We hope countries concerned can do the right thing and adopt policies that support free trade and investment.”Thursday’s report was the latest effort by President Xi Jinping’s government to deflect pressure to change development tactics by highlighting the benefits of trade with the world’s second-largest economy.The United States and other trading partners say China’s emergence as a competitor in smartphones, solar panels and other fields means it no longer qualifies for the protections it was granted as a developing country when it joined the WTO.Beijing has offered to narrow its multibillion-dollar trade surplus with the United States but has resisted pressure to roll back a state-led industry strategy seen by Communist leaders as a path to prosperity and global influence.Thursday’s report emphasized changes since China joined the WTO including cuts in import duties and improved protection of foreign patents and copyrights.Foreign business groups say while Beijing has made legal changes promised when it joined the WTO, regulators have thrown up new barriers by imposing licensing and other requirements.The dispute with Trump has allowed China, the most closed major economy, to position itself as a defender of free trade.This week, Beijing and the European Union announced they will form a group to work on modernizing WTO rules to keep pace with developments in the global economy. An EU vice-president said Europe wants to focus on technology policy, subsidies and the status of state companies – all issues on which Beijing has disputes with other governments.Chinese officials have tried to appeal to Europe by promising to buy more of its farm goods and saying its companies are welcome to invest.They repeated that message during visits by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in May and French Premier Edouard Philippe this week, though they did not address complains about market and investment barriers.Merkel and other European officials are frustrated by Trump’s tactics but say they are not allying with Beijing.last_img read more

Cypriot leaders agree to start full negotiations within three months – UN

21 March 2008The Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders have agreed to start full-fledged negotiations within three months on resolving the long-running dispute on the Mediterranean island, the United Nations’ top envoy to Cyprus said today. The formal negotiations will be held under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General, Michael Møller, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, said in a statement issued on behalf of the two leaders, Dimitris Christofias and Mehmet Ali Talat, after he took part in talks with them today in Nicosia.The two leaders had achieved “a great degree of convergence” after exchanging their views, the statement said, adding that they would now ask their respective advisers to quickly set up working groups and technical committees ahead of the negotiations.“In taking full responsibility for the conduct of future negotiations, the leaders have also agreed to meet three months from now to review the work of the working groups and technical committees, and using their results, to start full-fledged negotiations.”In addition, Mr. Christofias and Mr. Talat have agreed to meet as and when needed ahead of the start of their formal negotiations.The Ledra Street crossing in Nicosia will also be opened “as soon as technically possible” and will function in line with the established practices at other crossings, while the opening of the Limnitis crossing and other crossings will be on the agenda for the upcoming meetings of their advisers.Ahead of today’s talks, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced at the start of this week that he is dispatching an assessment team – headed by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe – to the region to engage in dialogue with all key stakeholders in hopes of a breakthrough to the long-running dispute.The UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) was established in March 1964 following the outbreak of communal violence on the Mediterranean island and the mission is tasked with preventing a recurrence of fighting, contributing to the maintenance of law and order and to a return to normal conditions. read more

Probe on sharing unverified threat alert sent to tourism authorities

However a female outsourced to SLTDA had taken a photograph of the letter and published it on social media. The Police say an investigation has been launched over an internal document sent to Sri Lanka tourism authorities on an unverified threat alert, being shared on social media.Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said that the information on the unverified threat had been obtained by a Police officer and that was shared with the relevant authorities. He said the information had also been shared as an internal document at the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA). Gunasekera said that she has been questioned by the Police and the Criminal Investigations Department will take over the investigations. (Colombo Gazette)

Package found near courthouse deemed not suspicious

A package found near Hamilton’s John Sopinka Courthouse has been deemed “not suspicious” by police.Several officers were on scene this morning after the package was found outside the courthouse.All roads have been reopened.More to come.ROAD CLOSURES: Hughson between King & Main closed & north lane of Main closed for ongoing suspicious package investigation #HamOnt— Hamilton Police (@HamiltonPolice) December 15, 2016

UN health agency pays tribute to British tobacco control pioneer Richard Doll

The World Health Organization (WHO) has paid tribute to British epidemiologist Richard Doll, whose pioneering research established a link between tobacco use and major diseases that kill millions of people each year, particularly lung cancer and other smoking-related illnesses.Sir Richard, who died on Sunday aged 92, was one of the greatest epidemiologists of the 20th century, a tireless crusader for public health, and a strong supporter of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) that has its roots in the findings of his research, the agency’s Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) said. “I remember the last time I had the pleasure to meet him, it was during a conference in Edinburgh last October,” TFI Director Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva declared. “He asked again about the Status of the WHO FCTC, he was delighted when I announced that it was very close to entering into force. I was once again charmed by his vitality and his tireless and continued commitment to public health.”The landmark UN treaty entered into force in February with a host of tools to clamp down on the world’s leading cause of preventable deaths, claiming nearly 5 million lives a year and causing an estimated annual net loss of $200 billion in treatment and lost productivity.Countries party to FCTC – there are already 74 – must restrict tobacco advertising, sponsorship and promotion, set new labelling and clean indoor air controls, and strengthen laws against tobacco smuggling. “His work paved the way for great strides in public health, particularly in the field of tobacco control,” TFI said of Sir Richard. “His studies have been the reference for the work of governments and civil society to prevent disease and reduce the death toll caused by tobacco, saving millions of lives around the world,” it added. “The Tobacco Free Initiative and the World Health Organization honour the life and work of Sir Richard Doll: his example, his work and his legacy to public health will continue to improve the lives of people all over the globe.” read more

SMMT appoints Commercial Vehicle Development Manager

Nigel joins SMMT from his most recent role as Aftermarket Director at a premium truck manufacturer and will be responsible for strengthening the standing of the UK commercial vehicle sector. The role will continue to build positive relationships between UK-based commercial vehicle manufacturers and industry bodies. The commercial vehicle sector is a vital part of the UK automotive industry, with key manufacturing sites across the country. The expertise and experience that Nigel brings to this new role will ensure SMMT drives forward its work to represent the diverse and exciting organisations in the commercial vehicle market from van and truck manufacturers to trailer and bodybuilding companies. Speaking about his appointment, Nigel said, “SMMT has a unique place at the centre of the automotive industry. This new role gives me the opportunity to work with our members, the CV industry, other industry bodies and government to ensure that we present a united position on behalf of our members and that the importance of commercial vehicles to the UK economy is recognised.” The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nigel Base as Commercial Vehicle Development Manager. To find out more about SMMT’s Commercial Vehicle Manufacturers Committee and how to join, e-mail nbase@smmt.co.uk.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

EU providing hurricanerelief funds to Dominica

File photo: The eye of the hurricane passed directly over Dominica (AFP)ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Dominica is to receive EC$24.7 million (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) from the European Union representing the first tranche of a EC$34 million package towards the reconstruction of the country following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria last year.“This contribution from the European Union will assist us with the ongoing rehabilitation of communities throughout Dominica as we seek to reconstruct in a climate resilient way,” Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said.“It will also ensure that the most vulnerable of the population are catered to as the process of rebuilding their lives is painstakingly undertaken from day to day.”The EU said that the grant will support the construction of two emergency shelters in the Castle Bruce and Jimmit areas and the rehabilitation of 1000 houses in various affected communities.It said the reconstruction will be carried out exclusively according to the Building Back Better approach and to the highest resilience standards.“Dominica has been under hard trial during the last few years, but it is encouraging to see the mobilisation and the commitment of all Dominicans to rebuild the country as a truly resilient nation.“As a European citizen I am proud that we stand together with the Dominican people and other members of the international community in this important endeavour”, said Daniela Tramacere., the EU Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, OECS and CARIFORUM.The grant will also support the Dominica Government in its revision of sector policies to include climate change adaptation practices and to reduce disaster risks while facing extreme weather events, in line with the island’s new National Resilient Development Strategy.This is the second post disaster reconstruction grant Dominica will receive from the EU in three years, in addition to ECHO Humanitarian aid, following the EC$28 million provided for the rehabilitation of the water and energy infrastructure after Tropical Storm Erika in 2015.The latest funding comes in addition to the bilateral cooperation between the European Union and Dominica, which supports two key sectors of the island’s economy, namely agriculture and renewable energy.Under renewable energy the country has been allocated EC$8.3 million, while the agriculture sector has been benefiting from the EC$48 million Banana Accompanying Measures programme. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDominica needs heavy equipment to clear “thousands of tonnes of debris”- PMOctober 6, 2017In “latest news”Hurricane ravaged Barbuda and Dominica must “build back better”September 28, 2017In “latest news”Dominica PM urges businesses to use insurance payments to help re-build islandOctober 16, 2017In “Regional” read more

Mining Indaba has new Managing Director

first_imgInvesting in African Mining Indaba, the world’s largest mining investment event, has appointed Alex Grose as Managing Director of Mining Indaba, effective October 10. Formerly commercial director at Capacity Media (a division of Euromoney, the parent company of Mining Indaba) Grose will succeed Jonathan Moore who is leaving the event after nearly nine years at its helm.Jonathan Moore, who will leave to pursue a new career path with a US consumer brand, said, “Alex will be joining Mining Indaba at a great point in its history with what is arguably the best events teams in the business. His experience in the planning, execution, and launch of global events will be a fantastic complement to the team. The Mining Indaba has a sound strategy and one that is gaining significant traction in the market. Preparation for the 2017 conference is at an extremely advanced stage and I have no doubt that February in Cape Town will be the best Mining Indaba yet.”In his seven years with Capacity, Grose has spearheaded the launch of events on five continents. “I am extremely excited and honoured to be taking on the role of Managing Director of Mining Indaba. I am quite impressed with the changes that are in development for next year and look forward to being part of the team that delivers another outstanding event in 2017.”last_img read more

Conveyor belt spillage control tracking and cleaning

first_imgConveyor belt components such as spillage control solutions, cleaners, trackers and security systems have always been, since 1964, the first priority of Technicgum Polymères. The company is lead by Jérôme Davidts, who took over the business as CEO in 2008 after several years spent in the company.The most common problems were identified during initial trainings provided by Davidts himself.Issues such as spillage, high level wear, misalignment and insecurity were then covered by the research and development department to continuously offer innovative products to clients. The company says it “makes it a point of honour to provide a full range of components at the cutting edge of technology and manufactured in our own production plant based in Belgium.Its patented brands are today used in all types of mines and quarries worldwide.Usually, the sites the commercial and technical teams visit have most of the common problems. “We can provide solutions able to optimize the production. As our NBB Skirt, these reinforced modular sealing skirts are designed exactly on demand and are especially useful on loading points where the pressure and impact are maximum.”Technicgum Polymères Security Grids are easy and quick handling; keeping workers safe is an important part of product development analysis.To avoid misalignment of belts, Technicgum Polymères has developed the Star Tracker. The smallest movement is adjusted at all times thanks to the patented conical roller.In order to offer the best price/performance ratio to clients, Technicgum Polymères developed a large range of belt cleaners – RacloFlex. It also established a selection grid to help clients find the appropriate scraper for their exact needs.last_img read more

ALPLA HARD LIKE FOOTBALL TEAM Doknic extends contract until 2019

Austria handballAustrian handballaustrian teamhc alpla hard Austrian champion HC Alpla Hard decided to secure future on the goalkepeer’s position by signing a new deal with the No.1 – Montenegrian-Serbian goalie, Golub Doknic (31) until 2019! Experienced goalkeeper, one of the most important part of the success of Austrian team, which won the last two national Championship, is one of the favorite players of the fans, but also Management of the team. New six-years contract is something what is unsual in handball world, but showing the great faith in capabilites of experienced goalkeeper who played also for Italian Conversano, Macedonian Vardar and Serbian team Vrbas, Crvenka and Kolubara. ← Previous Story Kielce to expand hall capacity for 300 seats Next Story → Qatar beat Aragon

Eleven nominees for 2010 Greek of the Year

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A pharmacist, a cancer researcher, a teacher and a fundraiser are among the 11 nominees for the Peloponnesian Confederation NSW Inc inaugural Greek Australian of the Year award. You get people who are recognized, as politicians or whatever, but you get a lot of people with a lot of talent within the Greek community, who just don’t get recognized and people don’t know.The awards are part of the Greek-Peloponnesian Festival, which starts today and runs until the 9th of October. Peloponnesian Confederation NSW committee member and festival director, Andrew Kalavritinos, said the awards were an important step in recognizing the achievements of Greek Australians. “We felt that, within the community, there wasn’t sufficient recognition given to people who excelled in their various fields of endeavours, whether it be business or academia or volunteering,” he said. “You get people who are recognized, as politicians or whatever, but you get a lot of people with a lot of talent within the Greek community, who just don’t get recognized and people don’t know.” Christina Tsatsoulis, a Sydney-based pharmacist and active member of the Greek community, said she was honoured to be among the list of nominees. “I’m elated, I’m very honoured, I feel that it’s a privilege to be acknowledged for hard work and something you do for a passion,” she said. A pharmacist by trade, Ms Tsatsoulis has always been involved in Sydney’s Greek community through her work with Patras Youth Association, the Greek Australian Professional Association, and the Panachaian Philanthropical Association. “I love being Greek, I love what the Greeks represent and what they’ve done in their life, and I do try to instil that in the younger generation as well,” she said. She didn’t have any tips as to who would win the award, though, and described the list of finalists as “very, very impressive.” “The caliber of nominated finalists is amazing and I am very honoured to be on that list,” she said. The general public is invited to vote for the winners, and an independent committee of six judges will recommend a winner to the Confederation for the two categories: Greek Australian of the Year and Peloponnesian of the Year. Voting was open online until Monday, and the award will be presented this Thursday, at a gala dinner event.List of nominees (combined for both Greek Australian and Peloponnesian of the year) Professor Vasso Apostolopoulos, cancer researcher, academic Dr Maria (Costadopoulos) Hill, military historian Dino (Konstandinos) Nikias, OAM, businessman, volunteer Christina Tsatsoulis, pharmacist Vasilios Aligiannis, teacher Katherine Kouvas, local community member Peter Theophilou, OAM, business man, community memberPaul Nicolaou, fundraiser Vicky Paranomos, community worker, volunteer Dr George Peponis, doctor, footballerTo see full profiles of the nominees, go to http://www.morias.org.au/festival2010/last_img read more

Sida Aides ferme symboliquement ses centres daccueil aujourdhui

first_imgSida : Aides ferme symboliquement ses centres d’accueil aujourd’huiFrance – Les centres d’accueil de l’association Aides ne seront pas ouverts en ce 7 avril 2010, Journée mondiale de la Santé. Aides souhaite dénoncer la baisse des subventions reçues dans le cadre de la lutte contre la propagation du VIH.Après la baisse des dons reçus lors du Sidaction, Aides s’inquiète de la diminution des sommes allouées par l’État à la lutte contre le Sida. Durant le premier trimestre 2010, le budget d’Aides a subi une baisse de 700.000 euros par rapport à 2009. Sont principalement concernés les programmes en faveur des minorités particulièrement touchées par le virus, notamment les homosexuels.À lire aussiSIDA : 10 symptômes qui doivent alerterSelon Aides, “les coupes budgétaires sida dépassent 50% dans certaines régions”, alors même que les experts recommandent de plus gros moyens pour lutter contre l’épidémie. L’association fermera donc symboliquement les portes de ses centres d’accueil dans ses soixante-dix délégations.Aides dénonce la mise en place des ARS (Agences régionales de santé) le 1er avril dernier. L’association demande à la ministre de la Santé, Roselyne Bachelot, de “communiquer des engagements fermes actant le déploiement des crédits nécessaires”. Elle ajoute que “sans réponse concrète et rapide, ces fermetures ne seront plus seulement symboliques mais bien réelles, faute de moyens”.Le 7 avril 2010 à 11:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Nitish Kumar breaks silence over Bihar encephalitis deaths

first_imgPATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday expressed grief over the deaths due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur in the state and called it an “extremely serious” after opposition members’ created uproar in the state Assembly. “What happened is extremely unfortunate, expressing grief is not enough, it is an extremely serious issue. We have held several meetings and discussed the issue at length,” he said in the Assembly where the issue was taken up for discussion. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us RJD leaders raised slogans and demanded the resignation of Health Minister Mangal Pandey over the deaths in Muzaffarpur. So far, as many as 154 children have lost their lives in the district. “We need to conduct a socio-economic survey to evaluate the reason behind the spread of this disease. I also took stock of the situation at the hospitals and talked to the parents of children suffering from AES. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us I held a meeting at AIIMS Patna in 2015 and various experts had different views as to what is the reason for it. A report was even sent to the US to get an expert opinion on it and all had different views,” Kumar said.Health Minister, on the other hand dismissed criticism against the government on the issue. “Till June 28, 720 were admitted, 586 were cured and 154 children died. The death rate has been brought down to 21 per cent. As compared to the data from 2011-19, the death rate due to AES has come down over the past few years.” Earlier today, former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi had demanded an investigation by any central investigative agency into the deaths of over 130 children in Bihar due to AES.last_img read more

Mothers Day pampering at The Imperial Salon

first_imgThis Mother’s day, take your mom out for a rejuvenating session at The Imperial, as their salon is offering an exclusive range of offers until May 12. The available services that can be availed include Kerastase deep hair conditioning along with speedy pedicure or manicure at INR 3200 (plus 18% taxes), as well as speedy manicure and pedicure at INR 2200 (plus 18% taxes). Also, a brightening rejuvenation facial 30 with hair wash and blow dry is available at a decent price of INR 3600 (plus 18% taxes). Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAs part of the celebration, and to pay tribute to motherhood, the salon also hosted a pampering session for some super special ladies. The luxe salon indulged all invited women with their ultra-pampering rituals such as Hair wash and blow dry, SUFI Mini Facials along with manicures and pedicures, leaving them refreshing in the middle of their strenuous work days. Affluent amongst the crème de la crème in Delhi for its lush, understated and pristine ambiance with the use of high-performance products, world-class service and hospitality, this session at the salon made the women feel pampered and glamorous. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIt concluded with a Detox High tea featuring Pomegranate and cucumber juice with fresh coriander; Grilled tofu, crisp vegetables with honey mustard salad; Tuna sandwich with tomatoes and olives in mini whole-wheat croissant; Open-faced roasted vegetable and balsamic sandwich with pine nuts; Carrot cake with lemon frosty and more for a lovely mid-week afternoon. For the Manicure/Pedicure, the salon used its own brand of Sufi products that are rich in minerals, vegetable oils, and pure essential oils. The hair wash was done using a range of Kerastase shampoos and conditioners for various hair types and treatments. A skin-specific collection of SUFI skin care products for cleansing, toning, massage, mask, and moisturiser soothed the skin and replenished all the lost nutrients. Luxe interiors powered by exemplary services of handpicked highly skilled stylists and hairdressers makes it an opulent hair and cosmetic salon for men and women. The salon is divided into 4 lavish rooms which are for male grooming, splendid backwash area, female grooming, and two ultra luxurious and stunning cosmetic rooms. Contemporary cuts, styles nail care, and satiating beauty and hair treatments make it a world-class state-of-the-art salon in the city.last_img read more

VIDEO England youth national team defender scores legendarily bad 50yard own goal

first_imgEngland U-20 national team defender Fikayo Tomori’s scored one of the longest own goals you’ll ever see in a U-20 FIFA World Cup against Guinea, today.Tomori surprised the goalkeeper, who was well off his line, with a no-look back pass from around midfield that ended up sneaking past the keeper into the back of the net. To make matters worse, it tied the score at 3-3.If your going to screw up, do it big. Don’t worry about Tomori, he’s already playing for Chelsea. They pay well.last_img

Blackmagic Design Rolls Out New S35 Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

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Virgin Blue cancels 16 flights

first_imgPassengers intending travel on Virgin Blue can expect further delays following news the airline has cancelled 16 flights scheduled for today after a system crash last Sunday week.After the initial system crash, Virgin Blue have been running on a secondary or emergency system and, from last night, have taken steps to return to its primary operating system, but to do so have had to suspend web check-in, kiosk check-in and Check-mate services as well as cancel flights.According to a Virgin Blue spokesperson the flight cancellations and web booking restrictions should limit chaos while the airline reverts to its primary operating system, the Australian reported.”People on [the cancelled] flights have been moved to other services and will be only delayed by about an hour,” the spokesperson said.The newspaper speculated the ‘computer glitch’ has cost the beleaguered airline millions of dollars, but the Virgin Blue spokesperson reportedly made no comment.”[Virgin Blue are] working closely with [system provider] Navitaire” to get the primary system running, the spokesperson said. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A Virgin Blues keep cominglast_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo (Arizona Cardinals/Twitter) Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 1 Comments   Share   Country music legend Garth Brooks was at State Farm Stadium in Glendale on Saturday night as part of his new tour and received a special surprise from another legend who regularly woos fans in the stadium.Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald presented Brooks with a custom Cardinals jersey during the show, much to the delight of Brooks and the almost 78,000 fans in attendance.It was a fitting gesture considering Brooks opened the show wearing Fitzgerald’s legendary No. 11 jersey. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Garth! Congrats on a great show. It was an honor to join you onstage and present this jersey 🙏🏾 I’m very fortunate to call you a friend & to be able to work with you on partnering Teammates for Kids with the First Down Fund to help young people across the country. @garthbrooks pic.twitter.com/3jmtWAcyQG— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) March 24, 2019Fitzgerald will next take the stage at State Farm Stadium in the fall when the 2019-20 NFL season starts. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Despite challenges Gesy is on track for June 1 launch

first_imgThe first phase of the National Health Scheme (Gesy) will be launched as planned with the introduction of outpatient care on June 1, the head of the state health services organisation (Okypy) said on Wednesday.Although quick to acknowledge the difficulties that have bedevilled the scheme and with four months until Gesy is finally a reality, Okpy head Nicos Polyzos said that everyone was working at full speed to have everything ready not only for phase one but also the introduction of outpatient care – phase two – which is expected to roll out on June 1, 2020.He was speaking at the monthly press conference that records progress on the implementation of Gesy.“The beginning has been made. I know what follows will be difficult. Rest assured that the result will be a good one, at least better than before,” Polyzos said.He said that efforts are underway for the 130 state doctors qualified to work as general practitioners (GPs) and 20 paediatricians to be registered in the Gesy system.  Already, more than half of them are registered, he said.A €300,000 budget has been earmarked for infrastructure improvements at health centres, while “we are looking to also build new health centres,” he said.Polyzos said that €5m will be given for the purchase of biomedical technology including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners for the three central state hospitals – Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca – and computer axial tomography (CAT) scanners for all six state hospitals.Around 30 to 40 people are to be hired as paramedical and specialised staff to meet administrative and technical needs of state hospitals, he said.Polyzos said that the Nicosia general could operate also as a model hospital despite the challenges.“It is a good hospital, of modern standards. It has the potential to do other things, perhaps for adults, perhaps with collaborations with other specialties,” he said.The Larnaca hospital however is lacking compared to the rest, he said. “It falls short.”The hospital’s Accident and Emergency department, he admitted, “does not do justice to anyone”. He said that things need to change.The new Larnaca hospital wing is to be delivered in the spring, he said.The financial director of Okypy, Terpsithea Christou, said that the financial autonomy of the organisation and of the hospitals is on track.An extensive information campaign was launched on Wednesday to inform the public about Gesy.At present the campaign is in Greek only but information on Gesy in English may be found at www.gesy.org.cy You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Maturen colleagues reveal priorities for 201718

first_img16Feb Maturen, colleagues reveal priorities for 2017-18 Action Plan calls for increased focus on career and technical educationState Rep. David Maturen, of Vicksburg, joined his colleagues today for a press conference outlining key principles and priorities that will guide the House during the current legislative session.Maturen said he’s pleased skilled trades training will remain a key focus during the next two years.“Thousands of high-paying jobs are going unfilled across our state because employers can’t find people with the right skills. We also have many displaced workers looking for new opportunities,” Maturen said. “Skilled trades training should be increased to give both high school students and displaced workers opportunities to learn new, in-demand skills. This will put more people to work, increase household income and boost our economy by making Michigan even more attractive to job providers.”The entire House Republican Action Plan is available for the public to read at gophouse.org/best-way-forward.### Categories: Maturen Newslast_img read more