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X-Ray Telemedicine Comes to Cruise Ships

  This month, Carnival subsidiary AIDA Cruises announced a telemedicine partnership with the Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Rostock University, which will allow shipboard medical personnel to share x-ray and ultrasound imagery with specialists on shore.Telemedicine is increasingly common on shore, where primary care providers in outlying locations can share live video feed, imagery or other information with ...

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India Building First Transshipment Port

  An Indian conglomerate has started building the country’s first transshipment port, conceived 25 years ago, and the government will construct another $4 billion facility nearby to create a shipping hub rivalling Chinese facilities in the region. New Delhi will grant billionaire Gautam Adani 16 billion rupees ($240 million) so-called “viability gap” funding to help the new port at Vizhinjam, ...

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Statoil Acquires Interest in Brazil’s Santos Basin

  Statoil and Petrobras have agreed that Statoil will acquire Petrobras’ 66 percent operated interest of the BM-S-8 offshore license in Brazil’s highly prolific Santos basin. The acquisition includes a substantial part of the Carcará oil discovery, one of the largest discoveries in the world in recent years. Carcará was discovered in 2012, on the geological trend of the nearby ...

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Bezos passes Buffett, becomes third-richest person – Forbes

REUTERS: Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon.com Inc, has become the world’s third-richest person as of the market close for the first time, Forbes magazine said, passing Warren Buffett, the chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Bezos’ fortune was US$65.3 billion as of 4:30 p.m. EDT (2030 GMT) on Thursday, compared with Buffett’s US$64.9 billion. ...

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Bicycle-sharing scheme to start in Jurong Lake District by end-2017

  SINGAPORE: A self-service bicycle scheme will be piloted in the Jurong Lake District (JLD) by the end of 2017, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in a media release on Thursday (Jul 28). The scheme, which will encompass more than 1,000 bicycles and 100 docking stations, will allow members of the public access to a bicycle around the clock. ...

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China says to hold drills with Russia in South China Sea

BEIJING: China and Russia will hold “routine” naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday, adding that the drills were aimed at strengthening their cooperation and were not aimed at any other country. The exercises come at a time of heightened tension in the contested waters after an arbitration court in the Hague ...

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Lack of exercise costs world $67.5 billion a year

A study of one million people has found that physical inactivity costs the global economy $67.5 billion a year in healthcare and productivity losses, but an hour a day of exercise could eliminate most of that. Sedentary lifestyles are linked to increased risks of heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers found, but activity – such as brisk walking – could ...

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New crop of robots to vie for space in operating room

  Even though many doctors see need for improvement, surgical robots are poised for big gains in operating rooms around the world. Within five years, one in three US surgeries – more than double current levels – is expected to be performed with robotic systems, with surgeons sitting at computer consoles guiding mechanical arms. Companies developing new robots also plan ...

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Aramex reports $34m net profit for Q2

  Aramex, a leading global provider of logistics and transportation solutions, has announced a net profit of Dh125.7 million ($34.22 million) in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 36 per cent compared to Dh92.5 million ($25.18 million) during the same period last year. Aramex’s half year 2016 revenues increased year-on-year to Dh2.13 billion ($580.9 million), up 15 per ...

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Dubai’s DP World inks Taiwan port development deal

Terminal operator DP World and the state-run Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of Kaohsiung Port’s Terminal 7 in Taiwan. The agreement marks the beginning of a joint effort to seek future business opportunities and to steer growth in Taiwan’s port infrastructure, while enhancing the country’s trade potential by establishing seamless ...

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