first_imgWorld tennis number two Andy Murray has announced that he has set up his own tennis event, Andy Murray Live presented by SSE, to help raise money for charity.The unique event, taking place on Wednesday 21st September at the SSE Hydro Glasgow, was the brainchild of Murray, who wanted to build a legacy tennis event in the UK whilst raising valuable funds for two charities.Tickets go on sale today, with half of all seats costing £25 or less, making the event very accessible for all.The City of Glasgow will play host to this new event where the evening will feature a Singles and Doubles match with all profits going to local Glasgow charity, Young People’s Futures and UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation, of which Murray is a UK Ambassador. The former Wimbledon and US Open Champion and current Olympic gold medal holder will play Gael Monfils, the flamboyant Frenchman in the Singles. For the Doubles, Andy will be joined by his brother, World Number One Doubles Player, Jamie, to play against Monfils and British Tennis icon, Tim Henman.The evening will mark the first ever tennis event staged at the city’s state-of-the-art SSE Hydro, which topped the Billboard Venue Chart globally earlier this year.Murray said, “It’s great to be returning home to Scotland and playing in the city of Glasgow. I travel the world playing tennis and unfortunately I don’t spend as much time as I would like to at home. I owe it to my fans who have supported me throughout the years and what better way than to play in front of them at The SSE Hydro whilst raising money for Young People’s Futures and Unicef. I’m looking forward to bringing top-level tennis to Glasgow on an annual basis and making this event bigger and better every year.”Presenting partner, SSE’s Head of Sponsorship and Reward, Colin Banks added, “We are proud to be partnering with ‘Andy Murray Live’, which will see world-class tennis played at The SSE Hydro for the very first time. The success Andy has had on and off the court is unprecedented and he is a wonderful ambassador for British sport. We’re looking forward to what promises to be an incredible event, and we’ll also be offering our customers the chance to win some incredible experiences ahead of the day.”Joe Aitken, Head of Major Events, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau commented, “We’re delighted that Andy has chosen to launch this inaugural event in Glasgow. The city enjoys an enviable reputation as a top 10 global sports city with a worldclass events portfolio and a state-of-the-art arena in the SSE Hydro. We’re also a city of hugely supportive tennis fans as our hosting of the Davis Cup has shown, so Andy, Jamie, Gael and Tim can expect a thoroughly warm welcome and I’m sure they will enjoy playing in front of a packed home crowd on the night.”Lily Caprani, Unicef UK’s Deputy Executive Director said: “Andy has provided vital support for Unicef’s work for children for a number of years, most recently raising awareness and much-needed funds for children affected by the Syrian conflict through his campaign, Andy’s Aces. We are very proud to announce that Andy has been appointed a Unicef UK Ambassador and this latest initiative is an example of his continued commitment to help children in danger. The money raised through ‘Andy Murray Live’ will help us provide life-saving food, clean water, vaccines and health care for children in emergencies, as well as education and protection from violence, exploitation and abuse.”Ann Lawrance, Young People’s Futures, commented: “Young People’s Futures are overwhelmed and so thankful to Andy Murray for choosing our project from many Scottish charities. Our team are so excited to be linked to the UK’s top sportsman and world number two. We are pinching ourselves at the thought of this opportunity. We can’t thank Andy enough for his support and look forward to what could be a life changing prospect for YPF and the Possilpark community.”Tickets, from only £20 including VAT (plus booking fee) are available to purchase now: online at; by calling the ticket hotline on 0844 395 4000, or in person from the main box office at the SECC. For accessible area tickets, please call 0800 952 0110 or for group bookings, please call 0844 395 4010. The event is being presented by SSE with host city Glasgow, and other official partners including Standard Life, Under Armour, Jaguar and the Wimbledon Foundation.For more information about ‘Andy Murray Live’ presented by SSE and hosted by the City of Glasgow, go to read more

first_imgAshley BrandsonAPTN NewsJacqueline Daniels from the Long Plains First Nation is worried about keeping her job.Daniels has managed her community’s post-secondary program since 2015; her predecessor was elected to council.It wasn’t long before she noticed irregularities in the band’s finances.“I was starting to see questionable transactions, questionable paperwork,” she says, explaining it took her more than a year to figure out the program.“As I was finding things that…were questionable, as I was finding files, I was starting to report them to the chief and council.”In late 2016 the council commissioned an audit, Chief Dennis Meeches confirmed.Meeches also discussed the issue during an interview on a local community radio station.“There was a question that was posed about the post secondary investigation. So I basically shared info on what was transpiring at the time,” he said.That audit, completed in September 2018, confirmed a lot of money was not accounted for.“We sign reports every year and it’s disclosed in that report of 1.2 million,” Meeches told APTN News.At one of Long Plains’ annual open community meetings earlier this month, Daniels spoke out about the audit.Council responded by passing a motion to suspend her from her job.Meeches was the only one to vote against that motion.“I feel I am punished for speaking out,” Daniels said. “I don’t have any personal motivation to have brought this stuff forward. I just brought it forward because it’s the right thing to do.”Meeches called Daniels’ absence an administrative leave, not a suspension.Daniels has no access to her office and cannot go to work.“I really feel like I’m backed up in a corner that I have no one to turn to within the nation. However, there is one individual that’s been a constant support for me and that’s my chief,” she said.“Jackie’s the program manager and you know she’s managing a program that faltered that had some fairly significant deficits, and did the best to manage it,” Meeches said.“I for one would have a really difficult time of imposing any sanction against her.”Meeches said he would like to see the band implement a whistle blower policy to protect individuals who speak out about concerns with internal read more

first_imgMONTREAL – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vaunted his government’s new legislation on pay equity at a conference of female business leaders in Montreal on Monday, and was pressed about how Canada will respond to major corporate tax reform in the U.S.The female business leaders in the ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton hotel gave Trudeau a standing ovation as he walked on stage for an interview, during the Most Powerful Women International Summit, hosted by Fortune magazine.Playing to the crowd, he told his audience how he was certain many of them in their “impressive careers” had to fight for pay equity.“Having your work undervalued, being underpaid, simply because you’re a woman is unacceptable,” Trudeau said. “Just last week, our government introduced historic federal pay-equity legislation.”The bill would apply to all federally regulated employers with 10 or more workers, including private-sector companies such as banks and railways.In 2017, Canadian women earned 88.5 cents for every dollar a man earned, as measured in hourly wages for full-time workers, according to government figures.“Making important change is difficult,” the prime minister said, “it takes courage to do great things, I know that this room is up to the challenge.”After his short speech, he sat down on stage for an interview with author and magazine writer Nina Easton, who told him how some in Canada’s business community were concerned about the country’s competitiveness after the U.S. cut corporate taxes.Trudeau said Canada’s current rates continue to be competitive, and added that corporations look at other criteria than taxes when deciding where to invest.“We are very much conscious and aware of the need to remain competitive,” the prime minister said.Following the U.S. tax cuts, Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau have been under pressure to respond, in order to ensure companies in the country don’t move south of the border.Morneau intends to announce policies to bolster Canada’s competitiveness in his Nov. 21 fall economic update.Earlier in the day, Faisal Kazi, president and CEO of Siemens Canada, said the industrial conglomerate would invest more in Canada if the federal government lowered its corporate tax rate, after a meeting with Trudeau.Kazi, alongside Siemens USA CEO Barbara Humpton, said in an interview with The Canadian Press that while his company would welcome lower taxes, Canada remains an attractive investment location due to its talent pool and the government’s ongoing investments in innovation.“Of course we can invest more if the tax structure was more attractive (in Canada),” Kazi said. “We would be doing even more.”Humpton said her company is interested by the government’s $950-million “supercluster” program and its investments in artificial intelligence.Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains announced last February five technology groups that would share up to $950 million in federal funding to bring together business, academic institutions and other non-profits to create clusters of innovation across the country.Trudeau also met Monday with Isabelle Marcoux, chair of the board of Transcontinental Inc., who said they talked about increasing the role of women in business and additional government help for print journalism.A lot of progress has been made in government, Marcoux said, but “much more” needs to be done to increase the number of women on the boards of Canadian companies.She said she is doing her part to build a pool of female executives who will become eligible for prominent roles in corporations.“Canadian companies have a responsibility to build that pipeline,” she said.Marcoux said she also pressed Trudeau on the need for his government to spend more on helping local newspapers through difficult times.Her company, which used to own many newspapers across the country, sold all but one and divested from all its magazines, she said.“We are a printer, and we see that our clients — especially the local press — are suffering.”Ottawa promised $50 million over five years to help local journalism in its 2018 budget.“I think it was not enough,” Marcoux said. “And it’s a little complicated to have access to those funds.”last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — At an Oval Office gathering earlier this year, President Donald Trump began touting his administration’s new real estate investment program, which offers massive tax breaks to developers who invest in downtrodden American communities. He then turned to one of the plan’s strongest supporters.“Ivanka, would you like to say something?” Trump asked his daughter. “You’ve been pushing this very hard.”The Opportunity Zone program promoted by Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner — both senior White House advisers — could also benefit them financially, an Associated Press investigation found.Government watchdogs say the case underscores the ethical minefield they created two years ago when they became two of the closest advisers to the president without divesting from their extensive real estate investments.Kushner holds a big stake in a real estate investment firm, Cadre, that recently announced it is launching a series of Opportunity Zone funds that seek to build major projects under the program from Miami to Los Angeles. Separately, the couple has interests in at least 13 properties held by Kushner’s family firm that could qualify for the tax breaks because they are in Opportunity Zones in New Jersey, New York and Maryland — all of which, a study found, were already coming back.Six of the Kushner Cos. buildings are in New York City’s Brooklyn Heights area, with views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline, where a five-bedroom apartment recently listed for $8 million. Two more are in the beach town of Long Branch, N.J., where some oceanfront condos within steps of a white-tablecloth Italian restaurant and a Lululemon yoga shop list for as much as $2.7 million.There’s no evidence the couple had a hand in selecting any of the nation’s 8,700 Opportunity Zones, and the company has not indicated it plans to seek tax breaks under the new program. But the Kushners could profit even if they don’t do anything — by potentially benefiting from a recent surge in Opportunity Zone property values amid a gold rush of interest from developers and investors.Ivanka Trump’s advocacy for the Opportunity Zone program “creates a direct conflict of interest with her spouse’s investment in Cadre,” said Virginia Canter, chief ethics counsel for the non-profit Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. “Jared Kushner’s interests are Ivanka Trump’s interests and vice versa.”The couple’s financial disclosures show their jointly held financial empire is worth between $200 million and $800 million, with much of it in real estate, including Kushner’s stake of between $25 million and $50 million in a holding company with an ownership stake in Cadre. Kushner previously had Cadre-related management positions, but he terminated those roles when he joined the Trump administration, holding onto his passive stake.The disclosures require recusal from dealing with policy matters that touch on real estate and “would have a direct and predictable effect on Cadre.” Ivanka Trump also has interests in Trump Organization properties which are not located inside Opportunity Zones.“Ms. Trump has divested assets, set up trusts, removed herself from businesses and decisions about her investments,” Abbe Lowell, ethics counsel for the couple, said in a statement. “In addition, she adheres to the ethics advice she has received from counsel about what issues she can work on and those to which she is recused.”The Kushner Cos. did not respond to requests for comment.President Trump was scheduled to attend an Opportunity Zone event in Washington on Wednesday that would depict the program as a boon to distressed communities. White House spokesman Hogan Gidley told the AP that individual state governors of both parties nominate communities for Opportunity Zone designation “based on what underserved areas would benefit most. … The White House has nothing to do with those decisions.”The Investing in Opportunity Act, which became law last December as part of the Republican-sponsored tax overhaul, never gained traction when it was first proposed during the Obama administration, but it quickly found favour in a White House headed and dominated by real estate developers and investors.A significant moment came when the law’s key GOP sponsor, South Carolina U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, met President Trump after the violence-plagued white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August of 2017.Trump promised Scott his support for Opportunity Zones as a way to show his administration’s outreach to minority communities. But Scott had already found a supporter weeks earlier in Trump’s daughter, in conversations that grew out of previous meetings about passing a child care tax credit.Political sponsors and lobbyists told the AP that Ivanka Trump played an important role in promoting the legislation, while Kushner was also quietly supportive behind the scenes.“Ivanka was on board with it,” said Sean Smith, Scott’s communications director. After their first conversation, Smith said Scott and Ivanka Trump talked by phone and in person nearly a dozen times. He added that Scott also spoke to Kushner about the program, but noted, “It was much more Ivanka than Jared.”A team from Economic Innovation Group, or EIG, a Washington think-tank that pioneered the Opportunity Zones concept, met with top Kushner aides Reed Cordish and Chris Liddell two weeks before the tax reform bill was passed.Funded by Napster founder and early Facebook investor Sean Parker, EIG spent more than $1.4 million on lobbying over the past two years, both before and after the Investing in Opportunity Act passed. The group met with White House officials every quarter since the start of the Trump administration, and also met with frequently with officials from Treasury and other White House agencies, records show.“Creating the incentive to bring capital into communities that are currently being overlooked is just a tremendous opportunity,” Ivanka Trump said as her father and a crowd of supporters nodded during the White House session February 14.Last month, at a dinner in Washington put on by the conservative Kemp Foundation, Scott singled out Ivanka Trump as his point person on the initiative. “When we were looking for help to get the tax bill across the finish line,” he said, “I kept looking to the same person for help in the White House.”There is no indication the couple directly intervened in the shaping of the Opportunity Zone program specifically to advance their financial interests. And public officials say there is no evidence that any actions were taken to influence the selection of Opportunity Zone boundaries.But backers of the program acknowledge that Ivanka Trump’s out-front role drummed up interest from public officials and financial stakeholders.Along with the Kushner-tied Cadre Opportunity Zone funds, more than 50 real estate and private equity interests have made plans in recent weeks to create investment funds under the program, including several with ties to the couple and the Trump administration.Last month, former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci launched an opportunity zone fund tied to his Skybridge Capital investment firm, aiming to build projects worth more than $3 billion. Opportunity Zone funds have also been set up recently by New York-based Normandy Real Estate Partners and Heritage Equity Partners, two firms that have worked with Kushner Cos. on real estate ventures.They are flocking to what financial analysts say are some of the most generous tax benefits they have ever seen. Investors who plow capital gains from previous investments into Opportunity Zone projects can defer taxes on those gains up to 2026. If they decide not to cash out their investment for seven years, they get to exclude up to 15 per cent of those gains from taxes. And they can permanently avoid paying taxes on any new gains from investment in the zones if they hold onto the investment for a decade. With capital gains taxes as high as 23.8 per cent, the savings can easily add up.Government officials have estimated the program would cost $1.5 billion in lost tax revenue over 10 years, but Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has estimated the zones would attract up to $100 billion in renewal efforts.While the Opportunity Zone program mostly targets census tracts of high poverty and unemployment, it also allows “contiguous” tracts that might not be low-income, but are close enough to deprived communities to be eligible.Critics say that could allow developers to cash in by targeting zones already teeming with investment and gentrified neighbourhoods. Amazon’s recent decision to locate a new headquarters in the bustling New York City neighbourhood of Long Island City, for example, drew rebukes following reports it was in an Opportunity Zone.A study by the Urban Institute in Washington found that nearly a third of the more than 8,700 Opportunity Zones nationwide — and all 13 of the ones containing Kushner properties — were showing signs of heavy investment and gentrification, based on such factors as rent increases and the percentage of college-educated residents.The Kushners’ most immediate advantage could come from the investment in Cadre. CEO Ryan Williams announced late last month that Cadre was starting up an Opportunity Zone fund that would aim to build major development projects in designated areas of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Miami.The company said the program “fits with Cadre’s commitment to identifying opportunities in less-advantaged areas that are primed for growth.”Stephen Braun, Jeff Horwitz And Bernard Condon, The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District feels left out by the Province after news the B.C. Government has removed 400,000 cubic metres of timber for the forest industry in Northeast B.C.Brad Sperling, Chair of the Peace River Regional District, wrote a letter to Premier John Horgan this week outlining the Boards displeasure of the recent decisions made by the province.The letter, posted on the District of Chetwynd’s Facebook page, reads in part “We think it is reasonable that we at least be kept informed of decisions being made on our behalf that have the potential to wreak enormous havoc on our northern economy and especially on the lives of those who live here.” On October 19, the Regional District says they were shocked and dismayed to learn of the imminent creation of an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area near Chetwynd.As stated in the letter, potentially 400,000 cubic metres of timber will be clawed back with a potential loss of a minimum of 500 jobs. The Regional District also learned of the possibility of compensation packages being developed for forest companies.For years studies have suggested that caribou in parts of Northeast B.C. will become extinct after increased industrial activity.  The District says the Province and local First Nations have been working together to solve the problem, but the District feels left out.The Regional District feels their request to participate has been consistently set aside, and they hope this letter to the Premier will include them in future decision making for the District of Chetwynd.A copy of the full letter can be viewed on the District of Chetwynd Facebook page.last_img read more

Earlier today the Central Provincial Council also voted against the Development (Special Provisions) draft Bill. The Bill was defeated 32-0 votes with the United National Party members of the Council abstaining from voting. The North Western Provincial Council today voted against the Development (Special Provisions) draft Bill.The Bill was defeated by a majority of 20 votes with 31 members of the Council voting for and 11 against it. This week the Southern Provincial Council and the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council also defeated the Development (Special Provisions) draft Bill.Last week the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) and the North Central Provincial (NCP) Council also opposed the Development (Special Provisions) draft Bill. (Colombo Gazette)

Dairy, lumber, pharma: Trump team signals broader renegotiation of NAFTA WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump’s surprisingly caustic complaints about trade with Canada in recent days could be setting the stage for a broader renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement than previously advertised.Irritants like dairy, softwood lumber and drug patents could be on the table in the update to NAFTA, a far more comprehensive package than the minor tweaking the president spoke of a few weeks ago, his administration suggested Tuesday.Trump’s point man on the file explicitly linked all these individual disputes to the broader negotiation. In multiple public appearances Tuesday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross emphasized that the reason lumber and dairy have erupted as irritants is they’re not properly addressed in the old agreement, which he called obsolete.Add pharmaceuticals to the list: in an interview with CTV News, Ross referred in passing to a dispute involving Canadian courts’ invalidating patents, and said a good trade agreement would address such points of friction.“Everything relates to everything else when you’re trying to negotiate,” Ross told a White House press briefing Tuesday.“Think about it: If NAFTA were functioning properly, you wouldn’t be having these kinds of very prickly, very unfortunate, developments back to back…. If NAFTA were negotiated properly, you wouldn’t have these.”When it was pointed out that dairy and lumber aren’t part of the free-trade agreement, Ross replied: “That’s one of the problems.”Ross was on hand to explain why the U.S. administration had begun slapping tariffs averaging 20 per cent on softwood lumber — the latest move in a long-standing dispute.That led to an unusual scene. The White House’s daily briefing began with exchanges about the most arcane Canadian trade issues, like stumpage fees from public land and dairy regulations that have limited imports of milk proteins.Some U.S. reporters asked why he appeared to be picking on Canada, a close ally and neighbour. Ross replied: “They’re generally a good neighbour. That doesn’t mean they don’t have to play by the rules.”Canadian officials voiced a theory a few days ago about all the sudden, heated rhetoric: one said it’s a negotiating tactic, representative of Ross’s style.That theory appeared to gain currency Tuesday.Ross himself used the most highly visible platform in Washington to talk about softwood lumber duties, then linked what’s normally an under-the-radar issue in Washington to the broader NAFTA negotiation and fielded questions from U.S. network correspondents about it.And the Canadian government isn’t necessarily unhappy about it.One official said the softwood element could be welcome, depending on where negotiations go. In fact, the very first thing Canada said it wanted in a new NAFTA, the day after Trump’s surprise election win, was a long-term deal on lumber.One official already has an answer ready for the Americans if they complain about Canada’s supply management in dairy, which restricts imports: “The U.S. has supply management for home lumber.”On Tuesday, Trudeau and Trump spoke about the issues by phone. The Canadian government’s description of the call said Trudeau refuted the baseless allegations regarding softwood lumber, and the leaders agreed on the importance of negotiating a settlement.The White House version was brief. It said: ”It was a very amicable call,” and that the leaders discussed dairy and lumber.On dairy, the PMO noted that the trade balance “heavily favours” the U.S., with Canada importing more than $550 million of dairy products from the U.S. each year, but exporting just over $110 million.“Canada,” it said, “would continue to defend its interests.”The Canadian government has also been reaching out to allies throughout the U.S. Federal ministers have been fanning across the country, meeting Americans who benefit from cross-border trade.One example of an ally is the National Association of Home Builders. The association put out a statement denouncing the lumber tariff, calculating that fears of impending tariffs had driven up wood prices and added almost US$3,600 to the cost of a typical home.“These price hikes have negative repercussions for millions of Americans,” said the group.A diplomacy official in Barack Obama’s White House, meanwhile, has some advice for the Canadian government: Speak directly to the American masses.Brett Bruen, the former White House director of public engagement, said now’s the time for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to prove he can draw a U.S. audience, and communicate directly with the millions of people who could feel protectionism’s sting.“This issue hits home for American consumers, literally. If Canada and Trudeau are smart they will invest in underlying the direct costs that will be borne by homebuyers here,” Bruen said.”It will also provide Ottawa important leverage going into NAFTA talks. If Trump knows Trudeau can create messages that resonate with middle American consumers, he is likely to pare down his demands considerably. The next battle in the trade wars needs to be waged on the Home and Garden network.” by Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 25, 2017 8:02 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 26, 2017 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at Snap-On Tools in Kenosha, Wis. Trump’s surprisingly caustic complaints about trade with Canada in recent days could be setting the stage for a broader renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement than previously advertised.Irritants like dairy, softwood lumber and drug patents could be on the table in the update to NAFTA, a far more comprehensive package than the minor tweaking the president spoke of a few weeks ago, his administration suggested Tuesday.(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato) read more

first_imgProf Michael Milford, Mining3 Technology Leader – Automation reports “2018 has been a productive year for the Automation-Enabling Positioning for Underground Mining project, a joint initiative between the Queensland University of Technology, Caterpillar, Mining3 and the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland Innovation Partnerships scheme.“The project is developing a suite of positioning technologies for underground mine site operations: a tracking system that uses cameras and provides the approximate position (to a few metres) of moving assets in the underground mine site, and a precise multi-sensor-based positioning system that is accurate enough to enable autonomous vehicle operation..“In close collaboration with our industry partner, Caterpillar, developments this year include the maturation of the camera-based positioning system and the refinement of several iterations of the sensor rigs that are attached to the vehicles. We have now performed field experiments gathering datasets on both light vehicles and an actual Load Haul Dump (LHD) machine—one of the primary envisaged targets of the technology—across a number of mine sites in Queensland and New South Wales. Our research engineers, Adam Jacobson and Fan Zeng, are enjoying spending much of their time based at Caterpillar in the Brisbane CBD, becoming more experienced with the day-to-day operations of a major company in this space.“We are currently preparing for a fourth major field trip, in which we will collect a larger amount of multi-sensor data than any of the previous trips, to be used for further development of both the tracking and the precise positioning systems.“The innovative nature of the research has also been recognised by the research community: following up our paper published in the 2017 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, we have just had a new research paper accepted at the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots, one of the premier international robotics conferences.“Our research team will travel to Madrid, Spain to present the research in October this year. The paper: Adam Jacobson, Fan Zeng, David Smith, Nigel Boswell, Thierry Peynot, Michael J Milford, Semi-Supervised SLAM: Leveraging Low-Cost Sensors on Underground Autonomous Vehicles for Position Tracking, in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots, Madrid, 2018.“The team’s work is also attracting regular media attention, including a recent feature piece in the Engineering and Technology publication on innovation in the autonomous mining sector in Brisbane. We have been invited to give a number of keynotes and presentations at mining and technology conferences across Australia: you will see us presenting at the Artificial Intelligence in Minerals & Petroleum Conference in Perth and Mine Automation in Brisbane. The project has also been highlighted in presentations to many of the top technology companies and universities around the world during overseas trips.“We are looking forward to the remainder of the project, maturing the precise positioning systems, conducting increasingly gruelling field trials, and finalising the commercialisation hand-off to Caterpillar.”last_img read more

first_imgUpdated 10.45amINDEPENDENT CANDIDATES ARE projected to receive more support than any political party in the local and European election results.With counting underway at centres across the county, the RTE/Behaviour & Atittudes exit poll suggests that  Independents received 28 per cent of the vote in the local elections and 27 per cent of the vote in the European elections.Fine Gael were behind them at 24 per cent in the local elections and 22 per cent in the European elections.Support for Sinn Féin is lower than recent opinion polls suggested at 16 per cent in the local elections and 17 per cent in the European elections.Meanwhile Labour’s vote has fallen dramatically to just 7 per cent in the locals and 6 per cent in the European elections.Labour is tied with the Green Party at 6 per cent in the European elections.More than 3,000 voters were surveyed for the exit poll, which was carried out as they left polling stations around the country yesterday. The margin of error is less than 2 per cent.The full results of the exit pollLocal electionsIndependents/others: 28 per centFine Gael: 24Fianna Fáil: 22Sinn Féin: 16Labour: 7 Socialist Party/PBPA: 3 European electionsIndependents/others: 27Fine Gael: 22Fianna Fáil: 22 Green: 3Socialist Party/PBPA: 3 Originally published 9.20amRead: Follow all our election count coverage today here > Sinn Féin: 17Labour: 6 Green: 6last_img read more

first_imgLa Suisse entend sortir du nucléaire d’ici à 2034Mercredi, le gouvernement suisse s’est prononcé en faveur d’un retrait progressif du nucléaire. Alors que le pays produit 40% de son énergie grâce au nucléaire, le Conseil fédéral souhaite fermer une à une les cinq centrales que compte le pays, et ce à partir de 2019.Suite à la catastrophe de Fukushima, la Suisse a décidé de revoir sa politique énergétique. Comme le rapporte le site de 20 minutes, le pays a renoncé à la construction de nouveaux réacteurs, et le gouvernement s’est prononcé en faveur d’une sortie progressive du nucléaire. Alors que le week-end dernier, 20.000 personnes ont manifesté contre le nucléaire en Suisse, le Conseil fédéral recommande de ne pas remplacer les cinq centrales du pays lorsqu’elles arriveront en fin de vie.À lire aussiLa fusion nucléaire pourrait bien devenir prochainement une réalitéLa décision définitive sera prise par les députés au début du mois juin. Si le Parlement suit l’avis des sept membres du gouvernement fédéral, les cinq sites devraient tous être arrêtés d’ici à 2034. La première, la centrale de Beznau I, devrait être fermée en 2019, tandis que les sites Beznau II et Mühleberg seront arrêtés en 2022. La fermeture de la centrale de Gösgen est prévue en 2029, et celle de Leibstadt en 2034. “Il était important pour le gouvernement de dire que nous mesurons le potentiel et de manifester clairement à l’économie, à la population, aux investisseurs potentiels que nous souhaitons ce changement et qu’il est possible”, a déclaré la ministre de l’Energie, Doris Leuthard, lors d’une conférence de presse. Aujourd’hui le nucléaire assure 39% de la consommation énergétique de la Suisse. Si le pays met en oeuvre cette sortie progressive, il misera sur le développement de l’hydraulique et des autres énergies renouvelables, tout en instaurant une politique d’économie d’énergie. La Suisse pourrait également miser sur les importations d’électricité, mais aussi sur la production à base de combustible fossile, a indiqué la ministre. Selon les premières estimations du gouvernement, le coût de cette nouvelle politique énergétique pourrait atteindre entre 0,4% et 0,7% du produit intérieur brut. Le 28 mai 2011 à 10:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_img Amazon Wants to Bring its Cashierless Tech to Bigger StoresFirst Amazon Go Store in California Opens in San Francisco Amazon reportedly wants to bring its checkout-free store format to airports, according to Reuters.First introduced in Seattle early this year, Amazon Go invites customers to “just grab and go”—no checkout required.The setup—already operational in California, Illinois, and Washington—is ideal for hungry, time-pressed travelers, Reuters said, citing public records and “a person familiar with the strategy.”Customers can simply sign into the Amazon Go mobile app to enter the store, shop as usual, and walk out the doors without touching a wallet or pin pad.Relying on computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning (the same functions used in self-driving cars), the company’s so-called “Just Walk Out Technology” automatically detects when a product is removed from or returned to shelves, and keeps track of them in a virtual cart.Upon departure, your Amazon account is charged and a receipt is sent.The company, which built its fortune as an online bookseller, has opened seven outposts since January: in Chicago, its hometown Seattle, and, most recently, San Francisco.Moving into airports certainly makes sense: Hundreds of millions of passengers board flights at the country’s busiest airports every year. And who can be bothered to chat with a cashier or wait in long lines while connecting between flights? The grab-and-go strategy is effortless—particularly when hauling luggage.It’s not as easy as installing scanners and prepping food, though: Airport employees must gain security clearances; square footage is expensive to lease; and public bids are often required.That doesn’t seem to have stopped Amazon from at least exploring the possibility.Citing email correspondence between the e-commerce giant and “top U.S. airports,” Reuters tipped possible launches at Los Angeles International (the second-busiest airport in the country) and San Jose International.The news comes just one week after The Wall Street Journal reported plans for Amazon to bring its cashier-less technology to bigger stores.An Amazon spokesperson declined to comment on the report.More on Music Customers Can Now Casually Chat With AlexaAmazon Warehouse Workers Hospitalized in Bear Repellent IncidentStop Ignoring Your Smart Speaker’s Privacy Functions Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgPARKLAND, Fla. — The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings and concealing extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff’s department report released Thursday.Nikolas Cruz told investigators that he shot students in the hallways and on the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, north of Miami, the report from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said.Cruz told officers he brought more loaded magazines to the school and kept them hidden in the backpack until he arrived on campus.The gunman fired into five classrooms — four on the first floor of the school and one on the second floor, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said.When he was done shooting, the assailant dropped his AR-15 rifle and the backpack containing the ammunition and ran out of the building, attempting to blend in with fleeing students, Israel said.After the rampage, the suspect headed to a Walmart and bought a drink at a Subway restaurant before walking to a McDonald’s. He was taken into custody about 40 minutes after leaving the McDonald’s, the sheriff said.last_img read more

first_imgBelgium boss Roberto Martinez suggests Dedryck Boyata is one of the most unselfish football players he has ever worked with in his managerial career.Boyata, 27, remained at Celtic FC through a turbulent transfer window, despite contrasting opinions with his club boss Brendan Rodgers.Martinez, however, has maintained the relationship with the player after a difficult start to the campaign“I think Dedryck has been a really good example of how to react towards adversity,” Martinez told Herald Sport.“When he arrived at Celtic, he probably found it quite difficult to react to what is needed, and just to get a starting position in the team – it wasn’t an easy environment for him. But it was his reaction that alerted me to him.“Given such a challenge it would have been easy to become hypercritical and blame people around him for the reason he wasn’t playing,” said Martinez.Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…“But that wasn’t the case. He always believed he could play for Celtic and obviously he has grown into a very, very impressive player. He is very powerful in the air, really good in the challenges, perfect for modern football as he is an out and out defender who can also play.“He has got a capacity for listening to what is expected from him, and when you get that you can always improve. That is what attracted us – from the first time he arrived with the squad, with his behaviour, he can always adapt to what his team-mates need.“This all came together in a man of the match performance for me against Panama in the World Cup opening game,” Martinez added.“It is a really nice example of a young player overcoming adversity to become one of the best performers for the national team. It has been really nice to see him develop into the player he is now.”It remains to be seen if he has a long-term future at Parkhead beyond this summer, however, his international prospects remain bright in a Belgian jersey.last_img read more

first_imgRunners take part in the 7th annual Girlfriends Half Marathon on Sunday in Downtown Vancouver. Proceeds from the 13.1 mile run will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Kearney Breast Center. Find more information on breast cancer, its impact on the community and the stories of individuals battling the disease on The Columbian’s Breast Cancer page.An estimated 1,800 women ran for a cause Sunday in the seventh Girlfriends Half Marathon. Organizer Sherri McMillan of Northwest Personal Fitness in downtown Vancouver said the event raised more than $20,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and about $5,000 for the Childrens Center in Vancouver. Also, six men dubbed the Pink Brigade raised $11,000 for the Kearney Breast Center at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. The course took runners through Vancouver Barracks and east to Wintler Park. The women paid $65 to $80 each to participate. McMillan said she had nearly 50 sponsors and 300 volunteers. “It felt very positive and inspiring having all those women together supporting each other,” she said. Brittney Forster of Beaverton, Ore, won the 13.1-mile race with a time of 1:29:36.last_img read more

first_imgJason R. Raymond, 36, allegedly started the fire in a restroom stall. According to an affidavit filed with the court, multiple witnesses reported seeing Raymond go into the restroom just before the fire started. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers responded to a fire in the women’s bathroom at Soldotna Creek Park on Saturday, May 26. When contacted by the Troopers, Raymond was found to be in possession of two lighters and was covered in soot. According to court documents, Raymond denies starting the fire. When Troopers responded they found saw heavy black smoke and flames coming from one of the bathroom stalls. According to court documents, the damages to the bathroom from the fire were estimated at more than $750. Raymond faces charges of second degree arson, second-degree criminally negligent burning, and third-degree criminal mischief.last_img read more

first_imgIf you thought Alaska was pretty warm and dry this winter, you were right. In fact, it could come close to setting a record.Download AudioAverage Alaska temperature rankings for this past winter. (Photo courtesy of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information)The latest figures released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information show it may be the second warmest winter since they started keeping Alaska temperature records 90 years ago.For the Alaska Peninsula, Kodiak Island and the north Gulf Coast, the winter of 2015-16 was the absolute warmest. For other areas from Northwest Alaska down to the Southeast Panhandle, it was within the top five warmest winters.Rick Thoman, a climatologist with the National Weather Service in Fairbanks, points to the lowest statewide winter temperature as an example of how unusual and how persistent the warmth has been in Alaska. The lowest recorded temperature this winter in the state was minus 43 degrees Fahrenheit. That was in Arctic Village around Christmas.“If this holds up, this would be by far the warmest Alaska minimum temperature for the whole winter,” Thoman said. “In the last century, the warmest has been 53 below.”Thoman said for the entire state, winter temperatures were significantly above normal for 61 days out of the winter’s 91 days. Statistically speaking, that’s twice as many as you’d expect.Since the 1970s, Thoman said Arctic winter temperatures have been increasing about 1.4 degrees Celsius a decade.It was also a fairly dry December through January throughout much of the Interior and the northern part of the state. Exceptions included Southcentral, the Gulf of Alaska coast and northern Southeast which were all slightly wetter than normal.“Persistent Southeast winds aloft kept bringing storm after storm into the western Gulf Coast for months. … Most of that moisture gets wrung out” as storm systems cross into the rugged terrain of Alaska,” Thoman said. “So, this pattern — not surprising at all given the predominant weather pattern we’ve had for months.”Thoman said the seasonal maximum sea ice extent in the Bering Sea is shaping up to be the lowest since 1979.The overall Alaska snowpack is better than last year, but winter snowfall in areas like Anchorage was still below normal.“Similarly in Juneau, running actually near normal right up to New Year’s, but it’s collapsed since then,” said Thoman. “Only 2 inches of snow since the new year in Juneau. The lowest of record for New Year’s to now.”Alaska precipitation rankings for the winter 2015-16. (Photo courtesy of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information)The Blob, El Niño and climate changeSo, what’s the cause of the warmer winter temperatures and less precipitation in many Alaska regions this winter?Thoman said it’s a combination of the warm water sea surface temperature anomaly in thenortheast Pacific Ocean known as The Blob and one of the strongest instances of El Niño, or equatorial ocean warming. Both events can affect the southern or eastern portion of the state. Low ice coverage in the Bering Sea can also affect the western Alaska climate.“At this point, the Arctic is clearly leading the rest of world in overall climate change. The overall warming is greater,” said John Walsh, chief scientist at the International Arctic Research Center located at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Walsh is co-author of an extensive report just released by the National Academy of Sciences that analyzed recent research of extreme weather events like heat waves, droughts and heavy precipitation and whether such events could be attributed to climate change.Walsh said climate change may be enhancing the variability of unusual weather events and shifting the extremes.“There have been some studies that have shown that the temperature extremes are changing as you would expect. There are a lot more record highs and a lot fewer record low temperatures,” Walsh said. “Sort of a mixed bag of conclusions about precipitation.”But aside from the shift to more extreme temperatures in Alaska and the Arctic, Walsh said there’s not yet a smoking gun, nothing that stands out when linking recent events to climate change. At least, not yet. Walsh suggests that all it takes is for someone to do the research.“We don’t really have anything to point to in the Arctic that stands out in terms of extreme events. Now, we do say that that’s partly because not too many studies have been done on extreme events in the Arctic. So, we’re not ruling out some gold nuggets in there from the Arctic. But, so far, they have not really surfaced in the scientific literature.”Cumulative snowfall comparisons for winter 2015-16. (Photo courtesy of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information)Spring and summerWhat could all of this mean for Alaska this spring and summer?Thoman expects warmer than average temperatures across Alaska and northern Canada.“Given the state of the snowpack, which is in the Interior overall pretty near normal, at this point we would probably favor an earlier than average breakup and so a reduced, but not zero chance, of significant ice jam flooding,” Thoman said.Thoman said a low winter snowfall could add to the wildfire danger this summer, although this winter’s snowpack was still better than the previous year’s snowpack. He expects slightly above normal precipitation, which may be good as long as it doesn’t come with thunderstorms that ignite wildfires.last_img read more

first_imgFinance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman posing outside the ministry with other officials.Twitter/ANIUnion Budget 2019, which will be Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden budget set to be presented in Parliament on Friday, has triggered feverish speculations on the kind of changes she would make to the proposals in the interim budget Piyush Goyal presented in February while standing in for Arun Jaitley.An interim budget was presented as it is customary in an election year to present a vote on account for meeting government expenses until the new Lok Sabha is convened. Now that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is back in power at the helm of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, commentators do not expect much changes to the original outlay.Reports say the allocations made to various ministries and departments in the interim budget will be largely retained in the first budget of Modi 2.0. “Allocations projected in the Interim Budget 2019-20, will not be altered,” a finance ministry circular before the budget exercises began. The note added that Sitharaman may consider only extra allocations towards “unavoidable commitments” for which funds had not been allocated in February.There were some significant announcements in the interim budget, according to a report in the Economic Times. Among them were an income support programme for farmers and a new pension scheme for workers. The budget also proposed tax relief for the lower middle class by raising the income-tax threshold. Critics raised the doubt if the vote on account went beyond its customary brief with an eye on the imminent Lok Sabha elections at the cost of the country’s ballooning fiscal deficit.Amid criticism that the government failed to meet its own revenue deficit target for the financial year 2018-19, the interim budget raised the target to 3.4 per cent from 3.3 per cent. The new budget may not lower the target to 3.4 as the sweeping spending proposals leave little headroom for restoring the earlier limit. While the oil prices have largely remained benign under $60 a barrel helping the check the deficit, the government may find it difficult to keep it within even the raised limit if the Middle East tensions keep the oil boiling beyond $65. Sitharaman will be forced to retain the allocation made in the interim budget for fear of exposing the government to opposition criticism. The biggest proposal in the interim budget was the huge spending plan for the farmers in the form of Rs 75,0000-crore farm income support scheme. The plan is to give farmers estimated at about 12-crore people owning less than two hectares of land Rs 6,000 a year. Small and marginal farmers are expected to benefit. However, the government may have to heed criticism that the scheme benefits only the land-owning farmers and not the vast number of farm labour. If the government’s objective in doling out cash to farmers was to revive the rural economy, it needs to take the rural labourers that form the majority of the workforce into account. The government, however, is unlikely to bear the extra burden by announcing a scheme that includes then farm labour. India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives to present the 2019 budget in Parliament, New Delhi, July 5, 2019ReutersA full tax rebate on salaries up to Rs 5 lakh per annum, making it possible for people earning up to Rs 6.5 lakh to keep out of the tax net through right investments, targeted the middle-class votes. There is little the government could do to expand these benefits because of the burgeoning revenue deficit. Goyal had said the proposals could benefit as many as 3-crore middle-class taxpayers.The ‘mega’ pension scheme announced for the informal sector workers earning less than Rs 15,000 a month will have to be retained. There is unlikely to be changed to expand its scope for fear of the runaway government expenditure. The full budget may contain something more than the steps in the interim proposals for realty sector which is reeling under the lingering effects of currency demonetisation during the first stint of Prime Minister Modi. The cut in goods and services tax (GST) for affordable housing and income-tax exemption on the notional value of a second house have fallen short in stimulating the sector. Housing prices have remained suppressed because of low demand. Sitharaman may have some surprises for the sector, according to industry observers.last_img read more

first_imgAbul Maal Abdul Muhith. File PhotoFinance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith has targeted the middle class to realise taxes in the coming 2018-19 fiscal, say experts.House rent, local apparel brands and commute are said to be costlier due to imposition of higher tax on related products and services in the budget he proposed on Thursday.The finance minister has proposed five per cent value added tax (VAT) on using Uber, Pathao and other ride sharing services and 3-4 per cent tax at source on those providing the services.He has raised rate of VAT on local brands of shirts, pants and shalwar-kameezes from four per cent to five per cent and introduced five per cent VAT on clothing bought from large stores.Changes brought about by the budget in the tax system will keep the middle classes under immense pressure, chief economist of the World Bank’s Dhaka office Zahid Hussain told Prothom Alo on Friday.Commute has been made costlier for the middle class by imposing taxes on ride sharing services like Uber and Pathao, he said.And, he added, benefits have been given to the wealthy through decreasing taxes of banks and financial institutions.The imposition of surcharge on the owners of houses of over 8000 square feet within the city corporation areas will increase house rent as this charge will cost the owners at least Tk 3,000-5,000.Flats of less than 1100 square feet area will be costlier as the minister proposed to increase VAT to two per cent from the existing 1.5 per cent in his budgetary speech in parliament on 7 June. A customer will have to pay Tk 25,000 more for a flat of Tk five million.Zahid Hussain said imposing VAT on the prices of smaller flats is not consistent with the government’s principle of decreasing the rising income gap.The price of reconditioned cars will also soar as the finance minister proposed to decrease the depreciation.He has not either raised the ceiling of individual tax-free income. The current threshold is Tk 250,000.Those who were benefitted by the ceiling of tax-free income last year will come under the net this year should their salary increase.The finance minister has said he would slash the rate of interest of savings instruments [Sanchayapatra], one of the cushions of the middle class, especially the old-age people and women, during recessions.He has announced the target of selling Tk 261.96 billion Sanchayapatra (saving certificate), which is 40 per cent lower than the previous fiscal. The target was Tk 440 billion in the outgoing fiscal.More bad news for jobholders is that they must submit their income tax returns by April every year and the respective employing company has to ensure this. If not, the income and expenditure of that company will come under scrutiny.Overall, instead of releasing pressure on the middle class, the government has squeezed them more, thinks the World Bank economist.*This piece, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Shameem Rezalast_img read more

first_imgPresident of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury. Prothom Alo File Photo.President of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Saturday called for forming a judicial probe commission to ensure proper investigations into the recent deadly fire incidents, reports UNB.In a statement, he also voiced deep concern over the fire incident at Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) kitchen market at Gulshan, just two days after a deadly fire broke out in the city’s Banani area.”Before the fire at Gulshan-1 kitchen market, many innocent people lost their lives in dangerous fire incident at Chawkbazar’s Churihatta and (FR Tower of) Banani. I call for forming a judicial investigation commission to look into the incidents,” the BDB chief said.B Chowdhury, also a former president, said the administration should take proper steps to ensure fire safety based on the probe reports of a judicial commission.He also said that the government’s service-providing institutions, including RAJUK, fire service and city corporations, should also not approve the buildings that have not been constructed ensuring necessary fire-safety measures.B Chowdhury urged the government to ensure due compensation for the relatives of those killed and for those suffered injuries in the fire incidents.He conveyed deep sympathy to the family members and relatives of those killed and injured in the recent fire incidents.last_img read more

first_imgIn 2016 independent laboratories will have the highest market share and are expected to maintain a leading position during the forecast period due to increased prevalence of infections and chronic diseases and improved medical infrastructure.Europe IVD Market was valued at $19,124 million in 2016, and is projected to reach at $26,623 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 4.7% from 2017 to 2023.In vitro diagnostic tests are performed using biological samples to detect health checks and other illnesses. Advances in technology development for IVD technology, increased incidence and morbidity of chronic and infectious diseases, and increased government health care costs in the European region are driving market growth. However, strict government regulations on IVD’s safety and effectiveness, as well as adverse reimbursement policies, are expected to curb market growth during the forecast period.Download PDF Report Sample with statistical info @ Based on product type, the reagents segment held the highest market share of third-fifths in 2016, due to introduction of efficacious reagents in the market that are utilized in IVD technology for the detection of several disease.Based on technique, the immunodiagnostics segment contributed the highest market share (one-third) in 2016, owing to the increase in prevalence of chronic diseases such as cancer that is analyzed by tissue or other diagnostic techniques and increase in demand for non-invasive techniques.Based on application, the infectious diseases segment contributed the highest market share (two-sevenths) in 2016, owing to the increase in prevalence of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, and pertussis that fuel the IVD market.Based on end users, the standalone laboratory segment captured the highest market share (third-sevenths) in 2016, mainly due to availability of complex tests that are difficult to perform and increase in healthcare expenditure thus improving healthcare facilities.Germany accounted for the highest shares in 2016, and is expected to dominate the market throughout the forecast period and is attributed to increase in incidence of chronic diseases such as tuberculosis, diabetes, and cancer. In addition, rise in demand for non-invasive technology, advancement in technology, and well-established healthcare systems is anticipated to provide new growth opportunities for the key players in the market. However, France is estimated to register the highest growth rate during the forecast period, owing to rise in government healthcare expenditure and growth in demand for healthcare devices from large pool of patient population, and improvement in healthcare infrastructure.Key Findings of the Europe IVD Market:The reagents segment dominated the market in 2016, and is projected to grow at the 3.7% CAGR.The immunodiagnostics segment accounted for the highest share in 2016.The pathology segment was the major shareholder in the Europe IVD market in 2016.The standalone laboratory segment accounted for the highest share in 2016.UK was the major shareholder of Europe IVD market in 2016.Germany is expected to grow at the highest CAGR in the Europe IVD market.Make an Enquiry for Promocode Of Discounted Price: @ The major players profiled in the Europe IVD market are Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Alere Inc., Biomerieux, Danaher Corporation, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Becton Dickinson and Company, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Bayer AG, Sysmex Corporation, and Johnson & Johnson.About Us:Allied Market Research, a market research and advisory company of Allied Analytics LLP, provides business insights and market research reports to large as well as small & medium enterprises. The company assists its clients to strategize business policies and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.Allied Market Research provides one stop solution from the beginning of data collection to investment advice. The analysts at Allied Market Research dig out factors that help clients to understand the significance and impact of market dynamics. The company amplies client’s insight on the factors, such as strategies, future estimations, growth or fall forecasting, opportunity analysis, and consumer surveys among others. As follows, the company offers consistent business intelligent support to aid the clients to turn into prominent business firm.Contact:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesToll Free (USA/Canada):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1(855)550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comWeb: europe-IVD-marketlast_img read more