UK agency investigates midair collision with casualties

first_imgLONDON – An aircraft and helicopter collided in mid-air Friday northwest of London and a “number of casualties” were reported, authorities said.Fire and ambulance services rushed to the scene at 12:06 p.m. GMT (7:06 a.m. EST) near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. Two ambulance crews, two ambulance officers and a rapid response vehicle were deployed, the South Central Ambulance Service said.“We’re aware of a number of casualties following an incident this afternoon,” Thames Valley Police said in a tweet. “There were a number of road closures following the incident, which have now been lifted.”The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said it was sending a team to the site of the accident, which is in dense woodland.The crash took place near Waddesdon Manor, which is managed by the Rothschild Foundation, a family charitable trust, on behalf of the National Trust. The manor said the crash did not happen at the site and there were no casualties at the manor.A nearby military base, RAF Halton, also said no military aircraft were involved.last_img read more

WestJet pilots vow not to disrupt long weekend as a goodwill gesture

first_imgWestJet pilots have committed to not disrupting passenger travel plans over the Victoria Day long weekend despite voting overwhelmingly to give its union a strike mandate.The Air Line Pilots Association said its WestJet members voted 91 per cent in favour of strike action.About 95 per cent of WestJet’s 1,500 pilots voted.“I’m hoping with the gesture of goodwill we made today that we’ll see some significant progress at the table and we can hopefully come to a successful negotiation relatively quickly,” Capt. Rob McFadyen, chairman of the WestJet association’s master executive council, said in an interview.He said the union decided to delay a potential strike date past the long weekend so as not to disrupt the travel plans of WestJet passengers.McFadyen, who met Thursday with WestJet CEO Ed Sims, said the vote was a show of unity that the company should take seriously.“Today the pilots made it very clear with a very unified voice that these issues are very important to us, and they are unified in making sure that we do achieve that contract that the pilots expect.”The result was announced with eight days remaining in the 21-day cooling-off period, after which the union can launch a strike or the airline can lock out employees.Pilots will be in a legal position to commence job action on May 19, but now say they won’t strike before May 22.He added that it’s time for the efforts of pilots to be properly recognized in terms of industry-standard compensation and working conditions, and job security that prevents management from outsourcing jobs.“We’re making progress on some of the smaller issues that we hoped to clear up quite some time ago but I believe we’ll be addressing a lot of the major issues in the coming week.”The union said negotiations will continue starting next week in Halifax and it is committed to staying there for as long as it takes to get a first collective agreement done.Sims said the Calgary-based airline respects the outcome and recognized the mandate pilots have given the association.He also said the airline appreciates that passenger travel plans won’t be disrupted over the long weekend.“We remain at the negotiation table to drive a sustainable agreement, in the best interest of our pilots, 13,000 WestJetters and the 70,000 guests who fly with us daily,” he said in a news release.WestJet warned on Tuesday that its bookings have slowed as passengers respond to the threat of a potential labour disruption from pilots who are trying to negotiate their first collective agreement.Air Canada has capitalized on its rival’s situation by formally announcing Thursday that it is expanding capacity on key transcontinental routes in response to the strike mandate at its large domestic rival.The Montreal-based airline said it will use larger planes on some flights from its main hub in Toronto to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, from Vancouver to Calgary, Edmonton, and from Calgary to Montreal.“Travellers who may be concerned about the uncertainty resulting from WestJet’s strike vote mandate can book Air Canada with confidence,” it said in a release.“With our flexible and diverse fleet, we will continue adjusting capacity where possible to limit disruptions for people travelling.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:WJA, TSX:AC)Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said WestJet Encore pilots also voted to strike.last_img read more

China 2018 exports up 71 per cent imports up 129 per cent

first_imgBEIJING — China’s government reports 2018 exports rose 7.1 per cent as a trade battle with Washington intensified, while imports were up 12.9 per cent.Monday’s announcement comes as Beijing tries to reverse a decline in economic growth while facing a potential fall-off in American orders for Chinese goods following President Donald Trump’s tariff hikes in the fight over China’s technology ambitions.Chinese exporters also face pressure from cooling consumer demand in other global markets.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Casablanca to Host 5th Hub Africa Forum in May

Rabat – Casablanca will host its 5th annual Hub Africa forum, with Gabon and the Ivory Coast as guests of honor.The symposium has chosen “Entrepreneur of African Integration” as the slogan for this year’s event. The 5th edition of the forum intends to bring together national and global investors to discuss the development of investment and entrepreneurial activities in Africa.This edition also aims to encourage young entrepreneurs with the aim of motivating their aspirations and objectives. The event is set to be organized under the patronage of King Mohammed VI and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination with the NGE Impact and Maroc Export establishments.President of Africa Hub, Zakaria Fahim said that the fifth edition will be characterized by several activities, including roundtables and thematic workshops on the importance of technology and audiovisual means as key elements that can promote and speed up the economic pace in the African continent.Held annually since 2012, the Hub Africa forum offers a “multifunctional and multidimensional platform” for discussion between business leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors from Africa, Europe, and around the worl read more

Aaron Rai wins first European tour title in Hong Kong

HONG KONG — Aaron Rai won the Hong Kong Open on Sunday in difficult conditions that featured torrential rain for most of the afternoon to give him his first European tour win.The 23-year-old Englishman who started the day with a six-stroke lead narrowly kept his nose in front as countryman Matthew Fitzpatrick played a superb round, hitting seven birdies to narrow the gap to just one shot after 16 holes.A bogey by Fitzpatrick on the 17th, his first mistake of the day, gave Rai a two-stroke cushion as they headed into the final hole.Rai shot a 69 for an overall total of 17-under-par 263, while Fitzpatrick finished second a shot back after a 64 on the final day.Jason Scrivener and Victor Perez were tied third on 11 under.The Associated Press read more

Ben Stokes lawyer questions whether cricketer is being singled out because of

“We would say there is evidence to support that happening. Have they proved to you this man was not acting in self-defence?” Mr Coles said.”When I heard those remarks I was alarmed and we invite you to use your common sense. You are entitled to think about what questions you are left to answer. The prosecution are saying they don’t know and we saying they ought to.” Ben Stokes is filmed by a member of the public as he leaves court during the lunch break, highlighting the interest in the caseCredit:Adrian Dennis/AFP Mr Corsellis said Stokes had been rude to Mbargo doorman Andrew Cunningham and was clearly seen looking down his nose and pointing at him.”To say that he was looking at the night sky, talking to someone more powerful than Mr Cunningham was, I’m afraid, not true,” he told the jury.”In a world and in a way, he has distanced from the admirable career he has. He acted deplorably as the red mist came down and struck with such force that he rendered one person unconscious.” Ben Stokes’ defence lawyer  has questioned whether the cricketer is being singled out because of his status as one of the best players in the game. Stokes, 27, widely regarded as one of the finest all-rounders on the planet, was at Bristol Crown Court Monday morning as his trial rolled into its second week. The charge relates to a night out in Bristol on September 25 last year when the cricketer was involved in a street fight with co-accused Ryan Ali, 28, and his friend Ryan Hale, 27, who was acquitted last week. Gordon Cole QC, representing Stokes, warned jurors that his client may have been getting “special treatment” because of his profile.”Throughout this trial there has been a focus on Ben Stokes,” Mr Cole said. “Is this man getting special treatment because of who he is?” “I’m very concerned that everything said in evidence is being rehearsed in the news. National news, local news.”It is very, very difficult to avoid that. There’s almost one trial going on outside of this court. But the important trial is going on inside of this court.” Ben Stokes is filmed by a member of the public as he leaves court during the lunch break, highlighting the interest in the case England cricketer Ben Stokes has “selective memory” over the street brawl, the prosecution argued on Monday, as jurors prepared to retire to consider their verdicts.   Ryan Ali, left, and Ryan Hale outside Bristol Crown CourtCredit:Ben Birchall and Andrew Matthews/PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. During his closing speech, prosecutor Nicholas Corsellis asked jurors to consider why “there are aspects of Mr Stokes’ case where he has zero recollection”.”Selective memory, members of the jury,” he told Bristol Crown Court. Meanwhile,However, Mr Corsellis told the jury: “Mr Stokes’s defence at this stage is ‘I can’t remember it but I must have been acting in self-defence’.”There’s a problem with that because it is not for him to prove self-defence but how do you analyse that? There’s no evidence from him as to what threat he perceived. No evidence that he saw there was a metal bar.”No evidence he was being verbally threatened by Mr Hale and Mr Ali. There’s no foundation to say his self-defence kicked in.”The prosecution’s claims:Stokes was refused entry from nightclubCricketer was left enraged by Mbargo doormanHe was homophobic to Mr Barry and Mr O’ConnorStokes flicked cigarette butt at themMr Hale and Ali attacked by “aggressor” StokesProsecution say it was not self-defenceStokes, 27, is accused of affray in the Clifton triangle area of Bristol during the early hours of September 25 last year.He is on trial alongside Ali, 28, who Stokes is alleged to have knocked out during a fracas near the Mbargo nightclub. Ryan Ali, left, and Ryan Hale outside Bristol Crown Court Mr Cole went on: “The fact is that, so far as publicity is concerned, I have no idea whether you have seen anything on the news.”I have no idea that when, about a year ago, this first hit the papers and The Sun footage was shown, I have no idea whether any of you – I suspect most people in the country probably saw it. Mr Corsellis told the jury that the Crown conceded that at the point Ali had the bottle in his hand Stokes was acting “to defend himself or in defence of another”, but then “quickly turned aggressor”.The prosecutor said the affray involved several people, lots of shouting and violence, which resulted in two people being knocked unconscious.He claimed Stokes left Mbargo “enraged” and that there were aspects of the case which the cricketer has “no recollection” of. “The cigarette butt, homophobic abuse, the attack on Mr Ali,” Mr Corsellis said. “He says he can’t say or is it won’t say because of what the truth is?”Mr Corsellis asked the jury to put themselves in the position of being on the Clifton Triangle at 2.30am watching the fight unfold in front of their eyes. “Would you be quite scared?” he asked.  Ben Stokes of England celebrates dismissing India captain Virat Kohli Credit:Gareth Copley/Getty “I think I am beginning to defend the press,” the defence lawyer went on. “It is impossible to actually describe every nuance, every single bit of evidence, every inference that you are being asked to consider.”It is difficult to report every detail. The important trial is the trial that is going on in here.”Stokes’ defence lawyer also accused the prosecution of a “great deal of rowing back” by the prosecution and questioned whether the injuries sustained were his client’s fault. Mr Cole said: “You will see Mr Hales on one occasion appearing to kick. So, when the prosecution seeks to hang all the blame at Ben Stokes’s door by saying he rendered people unconscious, just look at what happened.”Think about kicks and stamps. Does it follow that all of these injuries are properly attributed to Ben Stokes? We say no. We say that the evidence is ambiguous.” But Mr Cole said two of Mr Corsellis’s comments in his own closing speech left him “massively alarmed” because the prosecution said it did not know what was happening at the start and at the end of the incident.”If that is the prosecution saying they don’t know how, how are you supposed to fill in the gaps?” Mr Cole suggested.The defence claimsStokes and doorman talked about tattoosCricketer then had “banter” with two gay menMr Hale and Ali were homophobic to the pairStokes defended them, before Ali “swung bottle”At this stage Stokes defended himself and othersAll-rounder was calm with police, not enragedMr Cole suggested there was evidence to support the view that Mr Hale returned to the scene with the metal pole and that seconds before Stokes knocked out Ali, Ali was about to jump on his back. Mr Corsellis told the jury that the Crown conceded that at the point Ali had the bottle in his hand Stokes was acting “to defend himself or in defence of another”, but then “quickly turned aggressor”.”Even if Mr Stokes has begun using self-defence, he very, very quickly after this became the aggressor, with Mr Hale trying to pacify him together with Mr Ali,” he said.”He was pursuing them into the road, repeatedly punching at them at least six times, with his teammate Alex Hales calling him away ‘Stokes… Stokes… stop… stop…’, indeed being pulled away twice and on the second time being turned on by Ben Stokes.”Mr Ali used a bottle as a weapon … Mr Stokes began in self-defence but then became an aggressor. If Mr Stokes was being tried alone, we submit that his behaviour would constitute an affray.” Ben Stokes of England celebrates dismissing India captain Virat Kohli  read more

AmazonFails A Brief Guide to Amazon Controversies

first_imgAmazon came under fire yet again this week after protesters brought to light the fact that the site was selling a book titled The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct. Of course, this isn’t the first time the company has been at the center of controversy. After all, when you’re the United States’ largest retailer, odds are pretty good that you’re going to stock content that not everyone agrees with.Amazon has had plenty of ups and downs since launching in 1994. Here are a few of the more colorful controversies the site has had to contend with over the years.Amazon Name Infringement, 1999Amazon Bookstore Cooperative, Inc., a Minneapolis-based feminist cooperative bookseller sues Amazon.com for infringement. The two parties battle it out in courts but ultimately settle on dual usage.Alleged Animal Fighting Magazines, 2007The Humane Society calls out the site for carrying magazines that allegedly promote animal fighting, such as magazines with titles like The Gamecock, and The Feathered Warrior. The boycotting campaign is given prominence in the wake of the Michael Vick dogfighting case. The Gamecock’s publisher ultimately settles with Amazon, and the magazine is pulled from the site (though the publisher continues to insist that the magazine doesn’t promote animal fighting). #AmazonFail, 2009Perhaps the best-known Amazon controversy of recent years was made light of thanks, in no small part, to the power of Twitter and the above hashtag. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender books suddenly begin disappearing from Amazon rankings. The Twittersphere blames an anti-gay bias, assigning it the #AmazonFail hashtag and creating a petition that quickly fills with names. Amazon apologizes, and chalks the whole thing up to a glitch in the system.Content Pulled From Kindles, 2009It’s bad enough when you accidentally delete content that users have purchased–but when that content happens to be titles like Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm, you’re just asking for conspiracy theories. The content was deleted upon discovering that the publisher didn’t possess the rights to the books. Amazon ultimately apologized, refunded the costs of the titles, and promised that it will address the issue differently, moving ahead.Wikipedia Reprinting, 2009In 2007, Amazon signed a content deal with German company VDM. The deal gained media attention two years later when it was discovered that much of the publisher’s content was simply pricey reprintings of free Web content from outlets like Wikipedia. The Pedophile’s Guide, 2010Amazon users threaten to boycott the site upon the discovery that it’s selling a book titled The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct. Thousands of people leave comments on the book’s page, and responds to customers citing free speech concerns, “Let me assure you that Amazon.com does not support or promote hatred or criminal acts; we do support the right of every individual to make their own purchasing decisions.” The site ultimately opts to pull the title under pressure.last_img read more

Oregon man sentenced in underage police sting

first_imgA Milwaukie, Ore., man who tried to meet up with a fictitious 14-year-old girl during a law enforcement sting was sentenced Thursday to 29 days on a work crew.Jeffrey James Graham, 52, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to communicating with a minor for immoral purposes, a gross misdemeanor. He initially faced a felony for the same charge, but it was reduced as part of a plea agreement.Graham was a Rex Putnam High School assistant softball coach for the 2014 and 2015 seasons, a spokesperson for North Clackamas School District previously told The Oregonian.Graham resigned from all duties associated with the school district more than a year ago, district spokeswoman Cindy Quintanilla said.He was arrested Jan. 14, 2016, outside a house in east Vancouver after responding to an online ad placed by undercover police officers, according to an affidavit of probable cause. He had made contact so he could expose himself to her, the affidavit said.During his hearing, Graham’s defense attorney, Dustin Richardson, said that if the case had gone to trial, he would have argued about whether his client’s communication was in fact illegal. He also said that the online chat room Graham was in specifically requires the user to confirm if they are 18 or older.last_img read more

Party Politics Texas Edition Ep 14 Sanctuary City Showdown

first_imgListen Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs the “Sanctuary Cities” bill, SB 4, into law on Facebook Live.On this episode of Party Politics: Texas Edition, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus break down these tumultuous topics in Texas political news:Boys State votes to secede!Waco and its same-sex marriage problemsBeto O’Rourke’s endorsement of Citizens UnitedCalifornia’s travel ban to TexasThen the profs dig deep into the Senate Bill 4 (the “Sanctuary City” bill) lawsuit. By the way, don’t forget to check out our national episodes of Party Politics, too.Party Politics is produced by Dacia Clay, Edel Howlin and Laura Lucas. Our audio engineer is normally Todd Hulslander but this week it was John “The Man of Steel” Steel. This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img 00:00 /17:59 Xlast_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Monday March 14

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uNational politics round table with commentators Catalina Byrd and Sean Breeze, including the violence at Trump rallies and his pending visit to Baltimore. Plus, a conversation about race and politics with Princeton professor Eddie Glaude, Jr., author of, “Democracy In Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul.”These stories and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

Local TMC activist shot at in Titagarh in broad daylight

first_imgKolkata: Satish Sharma, a local Trinamool Congress activist at Titagarh in North 24-Parganas was shot at by some unidentified miscreants in broad daylight.The incident triggered tension in Talpukur area of Titagarh on Monday morning. Police said the victim was sitting inside an under-construction Kali Puja pandal when some miscreants reached and shot at him. One of the accused youths suddenly took out a gun and shot Sharma from a close quarter. A bullet pierced his chest. He fell on the ground. The miscreants fled the spot immediately after the incident. After hearing the gun shot, some locals rushed to the spot only to find Sharma lying in a pool of blood. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe was immediately rushed to Barrackpore BN Bose Hospital and later shifted to RG Kar Medical College and Hospital as his health condition deteriorated. The police reached the spot after the incident had occurred. Some locals told police the miscreants came on a motorcycle. After starting an investigation, police have detained one local youth in this connection so far. Police suspect that some local miscreants might be involved in the incident. The motive behind the incident is yet to be confirmed by the police. According to local sources, Sharma is an active member of Trinamool Congress in the area. Police are investigating if there was any political angle behind the attack or it was a result of a fall out related to some business rivalry. Police are conducting raids to nab the culprits.last_img read more

Fujifilm Showcases Latest Dynamic Visualization II Image Processing at RSNA 2016

first_imgNews | Digital Radiography (DR) | January 09, 2017 Fujifilm Showcases Latest Dynamic Visualization II Image Processing at RSNA 2016 Newest software release offers improved contrast, density stability and anatomic structure visibility across wider range of patient thicknesses Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Inc. presented the next generation of its digital X-ray image processing technology, Dynamic Visualization II, at the 2016 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 27– Dec. 1 in Chicago. Dynamic Visualization II addresses the challenge of clearly observing and adapting processing parameters for changes in contrast and density due to dense anatomy, structural obstructions, orthopedic hardware, differences in thicknesses, and over- and under-penetrated areas. The software takes full advantage of the wide range of image data acquired with the high sensitivity of Fujifilm’s advanced detector technologies. Dynamic Visualization II Image Processing provides improved contrast and density stability throughout the entire exposure region and achieves improved anatomic structure visibility across a wider range of patient thicknesses, especially for bariatric imaging.The software will be made commercially available in the United States upon receipt of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance.For more information: www.fujimed.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more last_img read more

Shoumo Mukherjee

first_imgI have been attending OTM for quite a few years and I think it’s a very productive show where the right people attend. It is the perfect platform to meet a large number of decision makers at one go without needing to travel all over the country. OTM 2016 has been extremely productive for us as we got to do some serious business in these three days.last_img

MPs prepare to take on threat to ban foreign doctors from Gesy

first_imgAn amendment to the law which would prevent the Cyprus Medical Association (CyMA) from stopping the employment of foreign doctors in the National Health Scheme (Gesy) will be tabled on Friday by the Citizens Alliance, its president Giorgos Lillikas said on Monday.Following CyMA’s decision last week to officially call on its members to refrain from joining Gesy, the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO) – in charge of implementing Gesy – has intensified efforts towards processing various contingency plans ahead of implementing Gesy in June.Should Cypriot doctors, and especially those in primary healthcare, refuse to participate, the HIO will on the basis of a European directive call for doctors from other EU countries.Following speculations that this would include bringing in doctors from Greece, CyMA’s deputy head, Marios Karaiskakis, warned on Friday that the association has the authority to refuse to grant medical licences if it deems it would threaten local physicians.“In other words, are they telling us they would bring in strike-breakers?” Karaiskakis told Alpha TV on Friday.In response, Lillikas said on Monday that an amendment to current legislation to be tabled on Friday will seek to open the market to foreign doctors, claiming that current legislation is prone to “exploitation so that the health sector is kept hostage to the interests of some”.Later on Monday, CyMA announced that 37 of its 43 member medical associations have ratified the decision of its medical board not to back Gesy.The medical societies in question, CyMa said, expressed their support and solidarity with the association’s medical board.In the wake of CyMA’s call to boycott Gesy, citing the refusal of the government to allow doctors who join Gesy to also practise privately, the HIO has launched a new information campaign, targeting doctors of different medical specialities.The move follows requests by doctors themselves to be better informed regarding the procedure for their participation in Gesy and their fees.The HIO has also been busy developing several other contingency plans for possible scenarios that may disrupt efforts to implement Gesy.For example, as shown by the registrations of doctors to the training seminars organised by the HIO in the coming days, a shortage of doctors signing up for Gesy is more likely among paediatricians rather than general practitioners for adults.As such, the HIO is developing a possible solution which will reduce the age until which minors visit paediatricians from 15 to 14 or 13 years old.The HIO is also considering cooperating more closely with the organisation of state health services (Okypy) in view of using their facilities.The cooperation with private hospitals was also considered, though this seems unlikely following the firm rejection on Saturday by the association of private hospitals (Pasin) to join Gesy.Pasin likened joining Gesy to “jumping into the abyss”, after the group’s spokesman, who had said they were ready to enter into dialogue with the government, resigned on Friday.The full list of the 37 medical specialities refusing to join Gesy are: the pulmonary medical society, that of physical medicine and rehabilitation, pathologists, haematologists, gynaecologists and obstetricians, nephrologists, radiologists, neurosurgeons, rheumatologists, urologists, orthopaedic surgeons and traumatologists, nuclear medicine doctors, plastic surgeons, neurologists, acupuncturists, biopathologists – microbiologists, otorhinolaryngologists, dermatologists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, thoracic surgeons, vascular and intravascular surgeons, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, paediatricians, endocrinologists, colposcopy and cervical pathologists, perinatal doctors, general physicians, ophthalmologists, intensivists, hypertension specialists, forensic pathologists, family doctors, diabeticians, child psychiatrists, paediatric surgeons  and anaesthesiologists.   You May LikeSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs Online – See For YourselfMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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