SPARSH Hospital introduces extended OPD services

first_img Add Comment Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By EH News Bureau on July 19, 2019 Share WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Comments (0) KarnatakaOut Patient DepartmentSPARSH Hospital SPARSH Hospital introduces extended OPD services Related Posts News The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story The OPD will now be available from 8 AM to 8 PM everydaySPARSH Hospital, a leading multi-speciality hospital group in Karnataka, announced the extension of its Out Patient Department (OPD) services. The OPD will now be available from 8 AM to 8 PM everyday.SPARSH believes in holistic healthcare approach and understand that people tend to ignore their health and put away consultations with doctors due to lack of time during weekdays. The longer OPD schedule will help people consult doctors at their convenience without compromising on their work schedule.Currently, SPARSH Hospital has initiated extended OPD Consultation timings across all of its Units in Bengaluru.SPARSH aims for a faster consultation-examination-treatment cycle for the patients, through its patient-friendly service delivery as compared to the long-established approach to the medicine. MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Qualcomm ups gaming focus with latest mid-tier chip

first_img Author Qualcomm pulls trigger on latest processor Qualcomm moved to fend off advances from chip rival MediaTek in the gaming smartphone segment, bolstering its mid-tier line of processors with a new Snapdragon 732G chipset offering faster performance, better graphics and enhanced AI capabilities.Snapdragon 732G shares many of the same features as the gaming-focused Snapdragon 730G Qualcomm introduced in April 2019, including a Kryo 470 CPU, Adreno 618 GPU, fourth-generation AI engine, Spectra 350 image signal processor and an X15 LTE modem for connectivity.However, Qualcomm noted improvements in both the GPU, which is 15 per cent faster than before, and CPU, with speeds of 2.3GHz compared to the 2.2GHz available on Snapdragon 730G. It added enhancements to the AI engine now enable up to 3.6 trillion operations per second (TOPS), though did not provide a TOPS figure from Snapdragon 730G for comparison.The move appears an attempt to counter MediaTek’s release of two new mid-tier gaming-focused chipsets in June in a bid to meet increased demand for affordable smartphones in the segment.Xiamoi spin-off brand Poco Global is set to be the first to launch a device containing Snapdragon 732G, which Sam Jiang, Poco Global’s head of products, said the company believes will “set a new benchmark in the mid-range category” and redefine “the relationship between a phone’s price and its capabilities”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Apple faces 5G modem wait Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Tags Qualcomm completes $1.4B Nuvia buy gamingQualcommSnapdragoncenter_img Previous ArticleXiaomi set for hidden camera launchNext ArticleVodafone Idea, Reliance Jio make separate tower moves Diana Goovaerts HomeDevicesNews Qualcomm ups gaming focus with latest mid-tier chip AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 31 AUG 2020 Devices Relatedlast_img read more

Tavatanakit takes fast track – and surprising road – to the LPGA

first_imgDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – If everything had gone according to plan, Patty Tavatanakit would be in North Carolina this week preparing for two weeks of the LPGA Q-Series in her bid to earn status on the LPGA tour. It didn’t work out that way. It went much better. That’s why the 20-year-old Thai from UCLA is chasing her other hobby in New York. A foodie at heart, Tavatanakit has an Instagram account she calls ”eatunderpar” and already has posts from Joe’s Pizza, Liberty Bagels and The Big Szechuan Cuisine. She had reason to celebrate. Tavatanakit is two weeks removed from securing her LPGA tour card with alarming ease, and she might have been on the LPGA even sooner if not for a recent change in regulations. She was the only three-time winner on the Symetra Tour, a feat that used to come with an instant promotion. It went away with the creation of the Q-Series, consecutive 72-hole events at Pinehurst that determines who gets cards. That’s where Tavatanakit hoped to be when she turned pro in June after the NCAA championship. The late start gave her about three months to try to finish in the top 35 on the Symetra Tour money list and qualify for the Q-Series. That was her goal. ”I didn’t have a good sophomore season, so I didn’t have a high vision of myself shooting all these numbers,” Tavatanakit said. ”But you know how things happen when you least expect it? That’s probably why this all happened.” What happened was a blazing debut. After a tie for 34th in the U.S. Women’s Open in her pro debut, and a tie for 14th in her first start on the Symetra Tour, she finished second and then won her next two tournaments. She won her third tournament in her eighth start, coming from six shots back with a birdie-birdie finish for a 62 and winning a playoff. Tavatanakit was Rookie of the Year, finished No. 2 on the money list in 11 starts and earned an LPGA card to avoid another trip to Q-Series. At least this time, she would have wanted to be there. A year ago, Tavatanakit was among 11 top amateurs invited to Q-Series. She was coming off a summer in which she tied for fifth in the U.S. Women’s Open at Shoal Creek to be low amateur, and she contributed two points in the Palmer Cup. She wasn’t ready to leave UCLA. She began her sophomore season by closing with a 63 to win the Annika Invitational in the fall. She was runner-up in her next event. Her heart wasn’t in turning pro just yet, and it showed. Of the top five college players at Q-Series, Tavatanakit was the only one who didn’t make it. ”I didn’t want to go,” she said. ”It was weird timing. Me being at Q-Series taught me to be sure, to be committed, to anything I do in life. I wanted to go back to L.A. when it was raining and cold. I wish there was a cut, but there wasn’t. I had to play eight days. It was the worst two weeks of my life.” Being back in Westwood didn’t make life any better. Golf was a struggle. She wasn’t winning. She wasn’t even contending. ”I had my worst finishes,” she said. ”It’s a college event, the competition wasn’t as strong, and I still managed to finish out of the top 20. When you’re in college, half the girls are not going to turn pro. I put a lot of pressure on myself.” She finally won again at the NCAA regionals, but the Bruins crashed out at the NCAAs, and so did Tavatanakit, tying for 43rd in medal play. And then she turned pro, and before long it seemed like she couldn’t lose. Funny game. Meanwhile, 98 women are teeing it up this week at Pinehurst No. 6, including college stars Sierra Brooks and Albane Valenzuela. It’s different this year. The LPGA now gives college stars a pass into the second stage of qualifying, not directly to the final Q-Series stage. It’s a reminder for Tavatanakit of how unhappy she was playing golf, and how happy she is that it turned out the way it did. ”I’m glad I didn’t make it,” she said. ”You never know what would happen. I probably would have turned pro right away and forced myself to be committed to this. But I don’t think I would have played like how I did this summer. I need to be down low to realize how golf is important to me and how much it takes to climb back up.” The Symetra Tour was ideal to teach her how to travel, use her time wisely and learn to be a pro. And even a short stint gave her time to explore new restaurants, though the UCLA foodie kept the posts to minimum at the final event. It wasn’t the pressure – she had locked up her card by then – but the location. When it comes to eating, Daytona Beach is not Manhattan. ”I did post some stories, but yeah, nothing that great here,” she said. ”The beach is pretty.” Doug Ferguson is a golf writer for The Associated Press.last_img read more

Questions asked over delay in repairing bridge on Arranmore Island

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twitter Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – July 19, 2017 Questions are being asked over the delay in progressing work on a key bridge on Arranmore Island.The bridge at Baile Ard has suffered structural damage over the years with serious safety concerns being raised by residents in the area.It’s understood that the Council has been asked to carry out the repair work but so far it has not been addressed.Cllr. Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig says the bridge is in need of immediate attention and is calling on the releveant bodies to act quickly:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Twitter Questions asked over delay in repairing bridge on Arranmore Island WhatsApp Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Previous articleBlaney hopeful Fanad Arch access issues will be resolved this yearNext articleRain is here to stay according to Met Eireann News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford last_img read more

News / Amazon Cargojet ties a growing threat to Rodair cannabis traffic

first_img© Creativefire By Ian Putzger 10/09/2019 Chris Matthews, president of forwarder Rodair International, is bracing for a surge in airfreight across Canada in the run-up to October 17, when edibles of a special kind are set to take to the skies. A year after legalising recreational use of cannabis last October, the federal government in Ottawa is allowing the sale of cannabis-infused edibles from licensed producers. “We’ll see a lot of volume from now to October,” said Mr Matthews, who also serves as chief operating officer. “October 17 will be a big day in airfreight.” Sales of edible products of this nature are projected to reach C$4.1bn ($3.113bn) by 2022. In US states where recreational use of cannabis has been legalised, edibles make up about 12-15% of the market. Producers of cannabis have responded to the Canadian legalisation of recreational use with alacrity. Aurora Cannabis operates an 800,000 sq ft facility at Edmonton International Airport and is in the process of adding a second building with a footprint of 400,000 sq ft. The existing facility can produce over 100,000 kg a year.  Rodair, being taken over by Rhenus Logistics, has built up a strong position in cannabis logistics and has set up a special division to look after this business.  “It is a real growing vertical,” Mr Matthews said. To secure steady flows of the new traffic, Rodair has partnered with Cargojet, Canada’s largest all-cargo carrier, which has been moving cannabis regularly through its network since last October. It has carried some smaller quantities of medical cannabis and performed a few charters carrying seedling plants to new production facilities in the run-up to legalisation. In the main, Cargojet provides linehaul to all major parcel carriers, from Canada Post to FedEx, UPS and DHL. In 2015 it added Amazon to its clientele. After four years of high double-digit growth, this relationship got a lot closer last month, when Cargojet signed a strategic agreement with NV Investment Holdings, under which the airline will issue warrants to Amazon to purchase variable voting shares that will vest based on the achievement of commercial milestones related to their business. This will allow the e-commerce giant’s affiliate to acquire up to 9.9% of the carrier’s variable voting shares in a first tranche that will vest over a period of six and a half years, provided Amazon delivers up to C$400m in business volumes. It can obtain an additional 5% stake in a second tranche upon generating another C$200m. But at Rodair, the agreement was met with unease. “We’re concerned once Amazon has an ownership position and its traffic keeps growing, what that’s going to do to our supply of lift for our cannabis business,” Mr Matthews said. “We’re worried Amazon will leverage its ownership to secure priority for its product.” Jamie Porteous, executive vice-president of Cargojet, dismissed such misgivings, saying the agreement with Amazon “shouldn’t lead to any dilution of other business we get from other customers”. “It doesn’t give Amazon any additional priority of getting capacity or of boarding first,” he continued. Mr Porteous acknowledged that Amazon had produced growth year after year, well in excess of Cargojet’s other clients, but added that Cargojet could add lift if it were to come close to capacity – which he does not expect to happen for some time. And if Amazon were to press its case further down the road, it would risk antagonising the cannabis users of Canada – so some of its potential business would likely go up in smoke.last_img read more

News / Lufthansa Cargo blacklists vape shipper and forwarders after lithium ion ‘incident’

first_img The dangers of misdeclaring lithium ion battery shipments have again come to the fore. A Chinese vape manufacturer, ShenzhenAbuFan Technology, has been blacklisted by Lufthansa Group carriers for all forms of airfreight, following an “incident” at Hong Kong Airport. Vapes contain lithium ion batteries, which are highly regulated and must be packaged and correctly labelled. The news will also serve as a warning to forwarders, who also must ensure compliance: China Freight and Flexport Asia have also been blacklisted by the German cargo carrier over the same incident. However, a spokesperson for Lufthansa Cargo told The Loadstar: “This embargo is limited to the SAR Hong Kong branch of Flexport Asia Ltd, China Freight (Hong Kong) Ltd and Shenzhen Abufan Technology Co, Ltd.  “The background of this embargo was a single violation of Lufthansa Cargo’s transport regulations. For safety reasons, we generally impose an embargo in any such case and conduct an investigation. This is common practice at Lufthansa Cargo.  “We are in a constant and constructive dialogue with our customers on site, in Europe and with their global headquarters. Our joint interest is to constantly improve processes by learning from isolated errors and thus making airfreight even better.  “The embargo will be lifted as soon as our investigations are completed and effective countermeasures have been taken, presumably on Monday, 16 September.” One air freight executive told The Loadstar it had likely been a question of mis-labelling by the shipper. “These bans are quite regular nowadays. They tend to especially involve companies in e-commerce, with ‘dodgy’ shippers. It is good that airlines are strict about it. Lives are at stake.” David Brennan, head of dangerous goods at IATA, said the concern would be with lithium batteries in vaping devices, which are cylindrical, and about the size of an AA cell.  “The issue is that the cells are not designed to be used in this way and there have been explosions,” he explained.“For airlines, when they report undeclared dangerous goods to the civil aviation authority, the airline expects the authority to take appropriate action against the shipper. Unfortunately that is not happening as it should. As a consequence, many airlines then take direct action against the shipper and the forwarder.” However, the head of compliance at a major airline group told The Loadstar blacklisting was not common. “After a first occurrence, we would contact the forwarder/shipper combination and request them to communicate their improvement plan. If they fail to improve, it could lead to a ban until we can inspect their improved dangerous goods process and are satisfied with the results.” He added that a particular problem with vapes was that they could be poorly manufactured and packaged. “Counterfeit batteries are being used as well, it’s very unsafe.” Flexport is very clear on its website of the risks of not complying with DG regulations. “If you want to pack, ship and certify hazmat for transportation, you need to go through formalised training and certification. It’s up to the manufacturer to recognise whether what they’re producing are classified as dangerous goods or not. If they are, then they must fill out official declarations of dangerous goods before they can be transported. “Even the most innocent looking items, like the batteries that power everyday toys, can be classified as hazardous materials depending on how they’re packed and shipped.  And it noted: “Shipping hazardous materials (hazmat) by air, ocean, or by land is heavily regulated by many different agencies– and for good reason. It’s dangerous and has cost people their lives. The fines for non-compliance can exceed $100K and lead to criminal indictments and jail time.” One air freight executive noted that concerns in Asia were particularly heightened following last month’s cargo hold fire in an Air China A330, travelling from Singapore to Beijing. By Alex Lennane and Alessandro Pasetti 12/09/2019last_img read more

News / Congestion problems at UK ports stacking up as rising imports drive delays

first_img By Gavin van Marle 04/12/2020 The congestion around the UK’s major container ports is showing few signs of abating, with forwarders today reporting more problems at Southampton.Bad weather at the beginning of the week – heavy fog on Monday forced operations at Southampton to be temporarily suspended – has compounded the familiar issues of high import volumes, mounting stacks of empty containers and a shortage of haulage.And truck turnaround times at the terminal have taken a hit this week. Early this morning, forwarders reported an average turnaround time of 140 minutes, although according to DP World Southampton’s port status, it had dropped to 68 minutes by early afternoon, and the terminal operator told The Loadstar it expected an early return to normal service.“We have made clear that we are currently dealing with higher-than-usual yard volumes and our truck turnaround times are consequently longer. We expect levels to return to normal over the next week,” a spokesman said. Photo 182551085 © Valerii Iavtushenko – Dreamstime.comcenter_img According to customer advisory from UK freight forwarder Ligentia, issues with returning empty containers are now spreading to the country’s rail network, as carriers seek alternative exit points for restitutions.For example, ONE has now stopped accepting empties back into Southampton for the next few days and has offered Manchester, Liverpool or London as alternative, or a wait until Monday.And, as The Loadstar previously reported, CMA CGM empties are being routed through Portsmouth and loaded onto feeder vessels for shipment to Rotterdam, which incurs an average additional £150 per container from suppliers, according to Ligentia.Meanwhile, Hapag-Lloyd is continuing to restitute empties in Southampton and Ligentia noted that the depots available were “only open between 8am and 5pm, which are times drivers are usually away from the port area.Ligentia’s advisory notes: “Due to high volumes, depot queues can be anything up to a six-hour wait. Any empty containers returning by rail are also bound by the above parameters and charges. Due to the disruption at Southampton as they struggle to move boxes around in time, there is already an increase in the number of rail failures.“Furthermore, rail providers have very little control, meaning recovery options are limited and a quick recovery may not be a viable option if a container fails to rail.”Meanwhile, new analysis from DHL suggests a sharp peak season also contributed to the current problems, with import volumes as much as a third higher than normal.“The situation at Felixstowe, London Gateway and Southampton has worsened over the past 10 weeks due to a number of reasons, including high import volumes, the approaching Brexit deadline and peak season preparations, as well as a lack of storage space and yard congestion.“The volume of imports arriving at UK ports has increased following the lifting of some Covid-19 restrictions imposed in the first half of the year. Weekly import volumes were more than 30% above average levels at Felixstowe from early September, as importers sought to replenish stock levels that dropped during the initial lockdown phase.“In addition, with peak season and the Brexit deadline looming, companies have been preparing to increase buffer stocks in anticipation of potential disruption at UK borders from 1 January,” it said in a Resilience 360 report issued last night.And another forwarder warned that haulage capacity was becoming so scarce there were “virtually no trucks to found” for at least the next fortnight.“The haulage market is struggling to manage and, realistically, new bookings are week 51 at best. I would encourage any requirements prior to Christmas to be pre-booked ASAP,” he said.last_img read more

Nursing Home Singer

first_img Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Share ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party 0:30 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Related Stories For Whom The Bell Rings 0:30Every few weeks, Ivy Hall, an assisted living facility for senior citizens, has a musical visitor. “Crazy Marty,” as they fondly call him, plays rockin’ renditions of audience favorites from bygone eras. His music, says the staff, gets the residents singing in their seats. last_img read more

Just 6% of devs say Steam earns its 30% cut – Survey

first_imgJust 6% of devs say Steam earns its 30% cut – SurveyGDC poll shows which storefronts developers are depending on and which platforms they’re working onBrendan SinclairManaging EditorThursday 24th January 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleValveFor years, Valve has thrived by taking a 30% cut of all revenues developers bring in through Steam, but the company is facing pushback against that practice from a number of directions lately.Aggressive new challengers like the Epic Games store and Discord store have embraced more developer-friendly revenue splits, big publishers are increasingly willing to launch big PC titles without Steam, and now many developers just don’t see themselves getting much bang for the buck on that 30% cut.The organizers of the Game Developers Conference released the results of their annual State of the Game Industry survey today, showing that just 6% of nearly 4,000 respondents believe that Steam justifies the 30% cut it takes from developers. That’s compared to 32% who said “No” when asked if it does enough to earn that share, and 27% who said “Probably not.” 17% answered “Maybe,” with another 17% in the “Not sure / don’t know” category. (The study was conducted from November 27 to December 19. Shortly after the survey began, Valve reduced its revenue split on particularly successful games.) Negative sentiment aside, Steam was the most popular PC/Mac storefront for developers surveyed, with 47% selling their games through it. The next most-common way for developers to get their games to customers was by selling directly through their own site (26%). Publisher-owned outfits like EA’s Origin or were collectively used by 18% of respondents, the same amount that reported selling games through After that came names like Humble (17%), GOG (14%), and Discord (6%).The survey also identified some interesting dynamics about where developers’ business was coming from. Of the developers who sold their games on Steam, 55% reported that Valve’s storefront accounted for 75% or more of their sales. Developers on GOG, Discord, Humble, and Kartridge rarely reported those platforms contributing heavily to sales, with only single-digit percentages of developers reporting receiving more than half their revenue from any one of those stores. However, publisher-owned storefronts (36%), developer’s direct sales sites (41%), and (29%) more commonly accounted for 75% or more of their games’ sales.As for platforms, PC is still dominant, with 66% of respondents currently developing for it. Smartphones and tablets were the next most common platform at 38%, followed by PlayStation 4 and Pro (31%), Xbox One and X (28%), and Macs (20%). Though the Switch trailed at 18%, interest in developing for the handheld hybrid was up year-over-year. 16% of respondents said they were making their next project for current and as-yet unannounced platforms, while 2% said their next game would be exclusively for unannounced platforms.The full State of the Games Industry survey covers a variety of additional topics, including unionization and work hours, and can be downloaded from the official website.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesWolfire Games files antitrust lawsuit against ValveThe developer argues that Valve uses its dominant position on the PC market to “exploit publishers and consumers”By Marie Dealessandri 12 days agoValve blocks Super Seducer 3 from SteamMultiple product reviews left Valve at “an impasse” with seduction game creator Richard LeRuinaBy Matthew Handrahan A month agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Man jailed for illegally hooking into Kenya Power network

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector BRICS Generation Finance and Policy Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Previous articleGhana’s 400MW Bridge Power project gets gov approvalNext articleConsumers should upgrade to home solar sooner rather than later Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Kenya Power continues to fight back against criminal activity, which hampers the network supply. On Tuesday, Kenya’s national power company, Kenya Power, disclosed the court ruling following the arrest of a man charged for illegal activity.After being caught for arranging illegal power connections, Geoffrey Kiberenge was arrested in Bungoma on 19 October and booked in Bungoma Police Station before appearing in court.He will serve a 10 year imprisonment in default of the $49,319 fine.Kenya Power continues making arrestsThe power utility reported that two additional suspects were arrested in Likoni on Monday for being in possession of KPLC labelled climbing irons. They were booked in at Likoni Police post and are expected to appear in Mombasa law courts.The utility added that in Ruaraka, a man was arrested for impersonating Kenya Power staff and engaging in an unauthorised electricity connection exercise.“The suspect has been linked to a number of unauthorised connections and retrofitting of meters in Roysambu, Githurai 44/45, Eastern Bypass and other areas within Ruiru. A fake staff ID card, KPLC branded twist seals, clamp meter and an inspection report booklet were recovered from the suspect,” Kenya Power explained.In the last two weeks, 60 people have been arrested countrywide and charged in court for various offences, mostly illegal connections, following concerted efforts by Kenya Power security personnel to crack down illegal connections, unauthorised reconnections, vandalism and theft of electricity.Kenya Power MD & CEO Dr Ben Chumo, said: “Illegal connections undermine the reliability of power supply as they overload the distribution network and result in unplanned outages and may cause injury or death.“In addition, victims of such exercises are exposed to unsafe electricity connections and suffer financial losses once the illegal lines are discovered and destroyed.”Chumo concluded: “We urge our customers to make all payments for electricity connection at the Company’s offices, request for reconnection after disconnection and report any suspicious activity to our nearest offices, to the police and provincial administration.”last_img read more