Virgin America merger with Alaska Air reaches logistical crescendo this week

first_imgBusiness | TransportationVirgin America merger with Alaska Air reaches logistical crescendo this weekApril 23, 2018 by Tom Banse, Northwest News Network Share:(Photo courtesy Alaska Airlines)One of the diciest points in an airline merger is consolidating computer systems. That moment arrives Tuesday night for Alaska Airlines and its former West Coast rival Virgin America.Seattle-based Alaska Airlines bought San Francisco-based Virgin America a year and a half ago. The process of merging the two carriers under the Alaska brand reaches “a crescendo” this week, in the words of Alaska Air Group CEO Brad Tilden.Beginning Wednesday, Virgin’s ticket counters, kiosks and signage will disappear. Travelers will deal with one reservation system, one call center, one website and one smartphone app — all Alaska’s.Tilden told Wall Street analysts Monday that the company is now set to realize the benefits of its $2.6 billion acquisition.“As of this moment we think we are 65 or 70 percent of the way through the merger. By the end of this quarter, by June 30, we think we’ll be 85 percent of our way through the merger,” he said. “I think we are in a really good position today.”The rebranding won’t be over right away.Repainting all of Virgin America’s Airbus planes in Alaska colors and changing out the interiors will take until next year. That will eliminate the seat-back TV screens Virgin had. Alaska Airlines delivers in-flight entertainment by streaming content to passengers’ own devices.As the Virgin America brand and its scrappy, hip culture flies into the sunset, the sting is somewhat salved for Virgin’s pilots and flight attendants by the significant pay raises they receive on Alaska’s more generous union contracts.Tilden said Monday that the successful negotiation of unified contracts was another reason he is optimistic about the merger of different work cultures.“We’ve got more work to do, but we do have 80 percent of our collectively-bargained payroll that has got new, market-based agreements,” he said. “That is a great accomplishment. It sets us up to get integrated seniority lists, which sets us up to get the cultural stuff settled and moving forward.”Alaska Joins “Basic Economy” TrendDuring Monday’s quarterly earnings teleconference, Alaska’s management also announced that the company would follow the nation’s biggest three airlines in offering stripped-down, basic economy fares. Alaska said the new option, dubbed “Saver Fares,” would debut in late fall.“This low-priced product will be limited to seats assigned at the rear of the aircraft, and guests will board last,” said Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Harrison. “Upgrades for elites will not be permitted and the tickets will not be changeable or cancellable.”Unlike the legacy carriers’ versions of basic economy, Alaska’s offering will still include advance seat assignment for free.Delta, United and American all introduced basic economy fares in the past year to better compete with low-cost carriers such as Allegiant, Spirit and Frontier. Those airlines each offer super-low fares while imposing a myriad of fees, many for things that air travelers used to consider standard, such as use of the overhead bin, seat assignments, snacks, more legroom and itinerary changes.Alaska Airlines leaders said they expect the new Saver Fares to drive $100 million in incremental revenue in 2019. Some business travel departments already steer clear of basic economy and will only book higher fare classes.“It is sad to see Alaska Airlines take up this practice of basic economy,” Seattle travel blogger Alan Waite wrote. “It is setting up the customer for disappointment as the average customer doesn’t fully understand these fares. Personally, I hope that Alaska will change this decision before implementation in Fall 2018. Alaska typically doesn’t offer the cheapest tickets but instead offers the best service. I hope this isn’t a sign of Alaska’s willingness to participate in the race-to-the-bottom.”Share this story:last_img read more

George Osborne challenges Ed Balls to say sorry over HSBC Swiss tax evasion scandal

first_imgChancellor George Osborne hit back at Labour over HSBC’s Swiss private bank yesterday, arguing that the wrongdoing took place and the taxman received the leaked documents under Labour, not the Tories, and Lord Green was given an advisory job by Gordon Brown.It comes after a fortnight of Labour accusing Osborne of failing to act on the tax evasion data, and appointing ex-HSBC boss Green to a plum ministerial post.In an urgent question in parliament, Ed Balls said Osborne had “finally been dragged to the house to answer questions,” and accused the chancellor of “sweeping these issues under the carpet.”But Osborne turned the row back on Ed Balls, arguing: “Every single alleged offence happened when Labour was in government.”Osborne then called on Balls “to express some humility and contrition” over the scandal. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbeszenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBall whatsapp Share whatsapp Express KCS center_img Monday 23 February 2015 9:12 pm George Osborne challenges Ed Balls to say sorry over HSBC Swiss tax evasion scandal Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe WrapTig Notaro Never Looks Right in ‘Army of the Dead’The Wrap Tags: Company George Osborne HSBC Holdings People Show Comments ▼last_img read more

The kids are all right: Children with 3-way DNA are healthy

first_img Both DNA-mixing procedures involve the mitochondria; the one that recently produced the baby was aimed at replacing a mother’s defective mitochondria. Cohen’s procedure injected a bit of mitochondria-containing cytoplasm into the mother’s egg.Genes in the mitochondrial DNA don’t affect traits like eye and hair color but are important for keeping cells healthy throughout the body.Cohen’s hospital performed the infertility treatment between 1996 and 2001 on 33 couples who failed to conceive after roughly five tries at in vitro fertilization.“We felt that there was something wrong with the cytoplasm” and that injecting a small amount of it from a healthy egg donor might aid embryo development, Cohen said.Fourteen of the 33 patients became pregnant, and 13 ultimately gave birth to 18 babies, including two sets of twins and one of quadruplets. (One of the 18 babies was a twin from a standard egg donation; doctors also included data on that child in the follow-up study.)Cohen and colleagues presented their findings Wednesday in the journal Reproductive BioMedicine Online.The parents of the quadruplets refused multiple requests for follow-up information; doctors know only that all four are alive and in high school.In detailed surveys, parents of the 14 other children all reported their kids in good health. One has chronic migraines, two have mild asthma, one is obese, seven have allergies, and one has attention deficit disorder. None of those rates are unusual for that number of children, doctors said. One boy was diagnosed with a borderline developmental disorder at 18 months but not when he was older, and he has an A average in school. More than 15 years ago, 17 babies were born after an experimental infertility treatment that gave them DNA from three people: Mom, Dad and an egg donor.Now researchers have checked up on how the babies are doing as teenagers. The preliminary verdict: The kids are all right.With no sign of unusual health problems and excellent grades in school at ages 13 to 18, these children are “doing well,” said embryologist Jacques Cohen of the Institute for Reproductive Medicine & Science at Saint Barnabas in Livingston, N.J., where the treatment was done.advertisement Privacy Policy Sperm test 2.0: New diagnostics aim to better understand male infertility Emma Foster (far right), is one of a handful of children born about 15 years ago from three sources of DNA. AP Photo/Richard Drew Related: So finding no problem so far from the infertility treatment is helpful and “a good message” for people considering the disease-prevention procedure, Cohen said. But he emphasized that his findings cannot be taken as proof that the newer procedure is safe and should be performed.Cells carry DNA in two places: the nucleus, where the chromosomes are, and to a much smaller degree the mitochondria. Mitochondria are the little powerhouses in the cytoplasm, the liquid part of the egg cell outside the nucleus. Please enter a valid email address. Leave this field empty if you’re human: “These children have done well,” Cohen said. “It’s what we expected or at least had hoped.”At least two other clinics in the United States. and several in other countries tried the technique after Cohen started it, but the US work stopped after the Food and Drug Administration stepped in to regulate it. Cohen said his group tried to comply with the FDA’s requirements for a permit to continue the work but lost funding before it could meet them.It’s not clear why the treatment worked for the 13 couples, Cohen said. One possibility is the infusion of mitochondria, but cytoplasm contains other molecules and structures too, he said.In any case, it was a success for Emma’s parents, Susan and Peter Foster, who had been trying for about seven years to have a baby.When Cohen’s experimental procedure was described to them and they were asked if they were interested, they had no doubts, Peter said.Susan gave birth at 33. Emma was healthy and has continued that way, her parents say.Emma is the only child in the survey to have been told about the procedure. She said she has long known her origins were unusual — her mom keeps a book that shows her as an embryo — but she didn’t know the specifics until recently.“I think it’s really cool,” she said. “It makes me different.” HealthThe kids are all right: Children with 3-way DNA are healthy Associated Press Beyond three-parent babies: New drugs offer hope for mitochondrial disease By Associated Press Oct. 26, 2016 Reprints Related: That includes Emma Foster, 17, of Red Bank, N.J. “I turned out normal,” Foster said in an interview Tuesday. A cheerleader since age 10, she is now looking at colleges and thinking of majoring in engineering.The infertility procedure is no longer performed. But the study of the children is timely because just last month, the first baby was born from a different procedure that also mixed genetic material from three people. That technique is aimed not at infertility but at preventing the child from inheriting harmful genes from the mother. Critics are concerned about its long-term safety.advertisement Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. About the Author Reprints She may no longer carry any trace of the donor. Only two of eight babies tested after birth showed any sign of donor mitochondria, and Emma was one who showed none. Cohen said the tests, which were not as sensitive then as now, might have overlooked some traces.The follow-up study has some limitations. It’s based on a survey of parents, and the accuracy of such second-hand information can be shaky. And it includes just 13 teens, with no comparison group.Still, Dr. James Grifo, director of infertility treatment at New York University, said the results suggest that criticism of research that mixes DNA from three people appears unfounded.“The outcomes looked uniformly good … suggesting that no harm was done,” said Grifo, who did not participate in the new study. The donor cytoplasm “certainly may have played a role in allowing their embryo to develop to a stage that allowed a pregnancy.”In 1999, after years of experiments in mice, Grifo and colleagues made embryos with DNA from three people and transferred them to several patients’ wombs, but no pregnancy resulted. Then the FDA stepped in and stopped the work.“I think it should be allowed,” Grifo said.But Dr. Alan Copperman, director of infertility at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, said the jury is still out on whether using a third party’s genetic material is safe.“I don’t think that we’re yet able to declare victory and that we’ve figured out how to fix an unhealthy egg or embryo,” Copperman said. Most eggs that fail to develop normally, especially with older patients, are because of abnormal chromosomes, so tinkering with the cytoplasm is not likely to be a solution for many people, he said.But it apparently worked for the Fosters.Emma “is a blessing and a miracle,” Susan Foster said, “and medical science made that possible.”— Marilynn Marchione Tags designer babiesinfertilitymitochondrialast_img read more

Diversity and inclusion – the main themes of the Holy Family NS official opening day

first_imgPrincipal of the Holy Family Senior Des Sutton welcomed all 1,400 pupils, 100 teachers, 25 different nationalities and 28 different languages that make up the Holy Family campuses.“We’re some family aren’t we?” he then laughed.Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan echoed these sentiments and said, “I saw a sign here which read: ‘No matter who you are, no matter where you’re from – you are a part of our family’.”Bishop Denis Nulty then said that all families, “come in many spaces, sizes and guises” and paid tribute to all, “who brought this project to fruition.”Monsignor John Byrne acknowledged Holy Family’s inclusion of all races, religions and creeds, saying: “It would have been possible, and even reasonable, to say ‘We are full’. Instead, every opportunity was taken to source extra accommodation to give students a place, and many of these students were new to our shores.”SEE ALSO – Five Laois hurling and camogie teams set to go for All-Ireland glory Twitter TAGSHoly Family Portlaoise Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Previous articleTwo more candidates in the mix as Fianna Fail HQ to decide on Jerry Lodge’s successorNext articleLaois name team for Leinster semi final clash with Carlow Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Pinterest Community Rugby The €1.25 million school campus ran into some difficulties and halts along the way, and the school choir aptly sang out Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, as long-awaited opening was savoured sweetly by all those who had put in time and effort to make the two schools a possibility.Monsignor Byrne spoke about the “extraordinary lengths” both past and present staff went to, to ensure high quality education in Portlaoise.He also spoke about the school, “always remembering our origins”, with the three former schools having roots in the local community since the 19th century.But while dignitaries remembered the old, the new was also celebrated, as the schools showed their use of technology and used drones to gathering pictures of the school being built, which was displayed in the new Nano Nagle hall after the speeches.The importance of diversityAnother feature of a new Ireland was also a very important theme of many of the speeches today – diversity and inclusion. Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Cutting the ribbon at Holy Family NS Hundreds of people turned out on this scorching hot day for the official opening of Holy Family NS at the Aughnaharna campus today.Holy Family NS was opened by the Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, Most Reverend Denis Nulty. He was joined by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan, Monsignor John Byrne, past staff, principals, deputy principals and many other distinguished guests.Almost 1,400 pupils attend both the Holy Family Senior and Junior school, which replaced three primary schools in the centre of the town; Scoil Mhuire, Sacred Heart and St. Pauls. Facebook Diversity and inclusion – the main themes of the Holy Family NS official opening day Community Home News Community Diversity and inclusion – the main themes of the Holy Family NS… NewsCommunity WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ By Siun Lennon – 8th June 2018 Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

Government Seeks End to May 24th Limits

first_img SHARE Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl Jae stated earlier today thatthe South Korean government is willing to bring an end to the “May 24th Measures,” aset of unilateral sanctions imposed on trade and exchanges North Korea following the sinking of theROKS Cheonan by a torpedo in March 2010.Minister Ryoo, asked by a legislative committee on unification andforeign affairs about the compatibility of President Park Geun Hye’s “DresdenDeclaration” and the ongoing May 24th Measures, told assembled lawmakers, “Weare ready to rescind those measures.”However, he added, “There are some things that North Korea has to dofor this.”Ryoo further acknowledged that limits to South Korean freedomof movement will remain as long as the May 24th Measures are inplace. He asserted that there are many projects that can be undertaken now in order to embody the goals of the DresdenDeclaration, but added that until the May 24th Measures are rescinded, “We cannotundertake large-scale infrastructure projects.” News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Facebook Twittercenter_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News By Daily NK – 2014.04.11 5:25pm News Government Seeks End to May 24th Limits North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

U.S. efforts to undo regulatory reforms likely to be limited: Russell

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton In his latest letter to the industry, Russell recounts recent meetings in London and Basel with global policymakers in his role as chairman of the International Council of Securities Associations (ICSA). He reports that there is little appetite among these bodies — such as the Bank of International Settlements, the Financial Stability Board, and the International Organization of Securities Commissions — to back away from recent reforms. Global regulators view the efforts to reform bank capital and liquidity standards and to enhance regulation of the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets as “providing a significant bulwark against reoccurring financial crises,” Russell says. While efforts to undo some of this work driven by the new U.S. administration, and possibly as part of the Brexit negotiations, “will have some impact … it is more likely that significant rollback in the G20 reforms will be resisted and limited,” he suggests. “Any adjustments to the existing regulatory framework will be carefully scrutinized in terms of promoting capital formation and economic growth, and these changes will be minimal,” Russell says. At the same time, Russell says that regulators do not appear to share the financial industry’s concerns about bond market liquidity, or liquidity in global repo markets. “Discussions confirm that regulators are not convinced by the quantitative evidence and related analysis of a widespread liquidity problem in corporate bond markets,” he reports. “Certainly, they do not see sufficient evidence to justify broad-based countervailing adjustment to regulatory reforms.” Russell also notes that there is also a lack of unity from regulators on possible reforms to conduct standards in fixed income, currency and commodities (FICC) markets. As a result, “it is unclear whether consensus on market conduct in debt markets can be achieved,” he says. Ultimately, global regulators are not interested in dramatically changing course on their recent reforms to the global financial system. “It is evident from discussions with the key global regulators, notably the BIS, FSB and IOSCO, that recommendations for some easing in the regulatory reforms in the cash and OTC derivatives markets will be strongly resisted,” he says. Although there may be some room for tinkering around the edges, in areas such as margin rules for the OTC derivatives markets, and technical changes to bank liquidity requirements, Russell says, “The regulatory objective will be to strengthen the resilience of capital markets by improving market liquidity (and boosting bank lending), without undermining the stability framework of the global financial system.” Photo copyright: filmfoto/123RF Related news OSC seeks market structure expertise The new U.S. administration may be eager to roll back much of the regulatory reform that has taken place since the global financial crisis, but that effort is likely to be rebuffed at the international level, according to Ian Russell, president of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC). MFDA seeks to speed up account transfers Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Regulators must avert looming irrelevance: IAP Keywords Regulatory reform Adoption of big regulatory changes must avoid unintentional harm last_img read more

Our Nation is Inspired by the Performance of our Sportswomen…PM Golding

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedOur Nation is Inspired by the Performance of our Sportswomen…PM Golding RelatedOur Nation is Inspired by the Performance of our Sportswomen…PM Golding FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding continues to be impressed and awed by the performance of Jamaica’s sportswomen at the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) World Championships currently underway in Berlin, Germany. Following on the victory of Gold medal winner, Brigitte Foster-Hylton and the bronze won by Delloreen Ennis-London, the Prime Minister has called on the nation to exalt all Jamaican women.“Brigitte Foster-Hylton has been a track stalwart for many years and it is a wonderful achievement for her to win a gold medal, which she richly deserves. The determination of Brigitte allowed her to realise her dreams when she claimed the 100-metre hurdles today. Coming after daunting physical setbacks that came too early in a very promising career, this is indeed her crowning glory. Her teammate and competitor at the starting block, Delloreen Ennis-London, finished with a bronze only a fraction of a second behind and her sportsmanship was on display for the world to appreciate when she congratulated Brigitte on her victory,” the Prime Minister said.“Yesterday, we had the honour of seeing Shericka Williams run a scintillating quarter mile to claim silver behind Jamaican-born Sanya Richards, who herself has overcome setbacks in an otherwise brilliant career. We cannot forget that Novlene Williams-Mills also represented Jamaica in that race, placing fourth,” he added.“At this time when so many of our women perform remarkably, we must remember that every single one of our young women needs our guidance and protection. I thank our female athletes for giving, not only excellent track performances, but delivering it with the grace and dignity that we want to see raised up in all our women,” the Prime Minister said.“Women are the backbone of every single institution in our nation, so today, I call on every parent and caregiver to spend even a few minutes to give encouragement to a Jamaican girl. Let her know that you care about her and then say something to inspire her to greatness. Through her, the nation will be exalted,” he said.center_img Our Nation is Inspired by the Performance of our Sportswomen…PM Golding SportAugust 19, 2009 RelatedOur Nation is Inspired by the Performance of our Sportswomen…PM Goldinglast_img read more

Making digital more inclusive

first_imgMaking digital more inclusive As digital technology continues to transform the ways we work, communicate, and access and consume services, many groups in society are at risk of being left behind.At a special online public event, experts from Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), the Work Foundation think tank, local government, the private and charity sectors will examine how a greater and smarter use of digital technologies can promote economic and social inclusion.What Matters Now: Digital Inclusion takes place on Thursday, April 22, starting at 10am. It is open to organisations and members of the public with an interest in digital access. The webinar is part of the What Matters Now series, aimed at tackling big issues facing business and society today and tomorrow.Dr Rachel Dyer, Head of Partnerships and Engagement in LUMS, said: “Digital technologies have transformed our lives substantially, and the Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of digital access more than ever. Unfortunately, there are groups who often feel excluded and who can be left at a disadvantage when they are required to use these technologies.“Our LUMS academics have worked on projects to help bring digital inclusion to these groups, from making it easier for older people to better connect with their communities, to investigating the digital needs of isolated rural residents and businesses.“Together with experts from local government, the Good Things Foundation charity and business, we will share some emerging insights into how we can start to level the playing field across society and connect communities.”Speakers will include Niall Hayes, Professor of Information and Organisation in LUMS, and South Lakeland District Council Deputy Leader Councillor Jonathan Brook. They worked on the Mobile Age project, involving care providers and older adults in developing an app that helps them better connect with their communities, and will discuss how public agencies use digital technologies to transform the way they plan for and support ageing populations.Sharon Wagg, a Research Associate in LUMS, and Alice Mathers, Head of Research at digital social inclusion charity the Good Things Foundation, will look at the importance of digital inclusion in enhancing social inclusion during the Covid-19 pandemic.Sharon has expertise in digital inclusion and rurality, and is currently working on Mobile Access North Yorkshire, a two-year project which aims to help areas with little or no mobile phone connectivity. Alice’s research includes leading Powering Up study, evidencing digital inclusion as a critical driver of economic inclusion; and producing the Good Things Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Report, which charted the rise of data poverty and digital inequality as key issues.The event will finish with a panel interview session examining the impact on businesses and employees of the shift to home/remote working, led by Work Foundation Director Ben Harrison, and featuring Rebecca Falder (HMG Paint); Claire Holt (Hosokawa); Alan Ryan (Technoprint); and Dan Smith (Twinfix).There will be opportunities throughout for questions. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:COVID-19 Response, director, Employees, Government, inequality, interview, Lakeland, Lancaster, Lancaster University, mobile phone, older adults, older people, Professor, Ryan, technology, universitylast_img read more

U.S. safety institute gives 90 vehicles Top Safety Pick title for 2021

first_imgThe U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is this year awarding 49 new vehicles its coveted Top Safety Pick+ accolade, and also giving another 41 vehicles its more-standard Top Safety Pick award.The total number of winners for both awards comes to 90 for 2021, compared to just 64 for 2020, suggesting quite a few model-year-2021 vehicles are safer than their predecessors — or at least better at crash testing.A large reason so many more vehicles received the Top Safety Pick+ award is because of the improvements made in headlight technology. Last year, the IIHS asked manufacturers to make their headlights better, since that one criteria was constantly letting vehicles down in scoring. For 2021, almost all manufacturers responded with better headlights. ‹ Previous Next › We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever The brand with the most Top Safety Pick+ awards is Hyundai Motor Group, and its Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis brands. In stark contrast to Hyundai’s safety successes was General Motors, which only managed one Top Safety Pick+ and one Top Safety Pick award, a shortfall the IIHS considers a failure for a brand with too many models to count. Trending in Canada Stellantis managed to pick up a Top Safety Pick award for its Ram 1500, while the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna qualify for the Top Safety Pick+ award. Mitsubishi is the only manufacturer with no awards. center_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened Trending Videos RELATED TAGSGenesisFlexLuxury CarsSafety and MaintenanceAwards and surveysInsuranceLuxury VehiclesMaintenanceNew VehiclesFlexInsurance advertisement See More Videoslast_img read more

FDA issues EUA for Abbott’s Alinity m molecular laboratory instrument

first_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Add Comment FDA issues EUA for Abbott’s Alinity m molecular laboratory instrument Comments (0) AbbottAbbott’s HCV assayAlinity m molecular laboratory instrumentCOVID-19Emergency Use AuthorisationUS Food and Drug Administration News Share Related Posts By EH News Bureau on May 13, 2020 Read Article Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha The automated platform can run more tests in less time to give laboratories improved efficiency, flexibility when using the system, with up to 1,080 tests in 24 hoursAbbott announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) for the company’s molecular test for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for use on its new Alinity m molecular laboratory instrument. Abbott is in the process of launching the Alinity m system to US customers.The Alinity m system was cleared by the FDA for use with Abbott’s HCV (hepatitis C) assay in late March. Abbott is working with hospitals and health systems in the US to install this new instrument, which will help keep up with the growing demand for testing.“Molecular lab tests play a critical role in detecting the virus for COVID-19. As a leader in diagnostics, we are pushing forward to develop high-performing tests across our platforms to help combat this pandemic,” said Robert B Ford, President and CEO, Abbott. “As we continue to develop and improve our testing technologies, we want to ensure they are meeting the needs of our customers – and right now that means having reliable tests for COVID-19 on all of our diagnostic instruments.”The Alinity m system is Abbott’s most advanced laboratory molecular instrument. It is an automated platform, which can run more tests in less time to give laboratories improved efficiency and flexibility when using the system. The Alinity m system is able to run up to 1,080 tests in 24 hours, and our m2000 RealTime system can run up to 480 tests in 24 hours.With current systems, running different types of tests at the same time will slow down the time to results and / or volume throughput. Alinity m delivers true random access, allowing labs to run any test, any time for different types of infectious diseases while still providing results in less than two hours. This is especially critical during the COVID-19 pandemic when volume, speed and flexibility are needed. WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre”last_img read more