France asked to intercede on behalf of threatened editor during Pakistan’s premier’s visit

first_img News April 21, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Follow the news on Pakistan Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists As Pakistani Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali arrived on an official visit to France, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today drew the French government’ attention to a campaign of intimidation since March against respected investigative journalist Amir Mir, who was fired as editor of the Weekly Independent as a result of pressure from President Pervez Musharraf.In a letter to Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin, the organisation urged him to intercede on Mir’s behalf during the Pakistani prime minister’s 8-9 December visit.Unknown persons set fire to Mir’s car on 22 November and shots were fired outside his home in Lahore, in the eastern province of Punjab. The government denied any involvement in these incidents, although they followed a long series of threats and acts of harassment against Mir by senior military and civilian officials, including information minister Rasheed Ahmed and the head of military intelligence in Punjab, Arslan Ali Khan. Mir was also accused by Gen. Rashid Qureshi of being an “Indian agent” because of an article he wrote in the Indian magazine Outlook.Now the deputy editor of the Herald, an English-language monthly, Mir told Reporters Without Borders he feared for his life: “I am now being conveyed friendly messages to leave Pakistan… I’ve already told my near and dear ones that if any harm is done to me, Gen. Musharraf should be directly held responsible… I am really concerned about the safety of my family.”Dozens of journalist demonstrated in support for Mir on 7 November in Islamabad.The recent acts of intimidation came after President Musharraf told a meeting of leading newspaper editors on 20 November that the editors of the Herald and the monthly Newsline had not been invited because they published articles that damaged Pakistan’s international image.In response to a question about the presence in Pakistan of Dawood Ibrahim, the reputed member of an Indian crime organisation, Musharraf said certain Pakistani newspapers published harmful reports that supported Indian allegations and therefore damaged Pakistan’s national interests. The August and November issues of the Herald carried investigative reports by Mir on this matter.When he was still the Weekly Independent’s editor Mir publicly alleged on 18 March that he had received threats from the Punjab state security minister, a former head of Pakistan’s secret service, the ISI. Mir was forced to resign from this post on 13 June after several months of pressure to change his editorial line.The Weekly Independent claimed that President Musharraf himself chaired a meeting in Lahore at which it was decided to take concrete measures against the magazine, including the withdrawal of all government and state sector advertising. Mir wrote in 12 June editorial that it was not easy to keep a newspaper going in a country where the army dominates politics and the security forces call newspaper editors and owners to tell them what they can and cannot publish. to go further Help by sharing this information PakistanAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts PakistanAsia – Pacific News RSF_en December 8, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire France asked to intercede on behalf of threatened editor during Pakistan’s premier’s visit June 2, 2021 Find out more January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Global Defibrillator Market (2020 to 2025) – Growth, Trends, and Forecasts –

first_img Previous articleLoSasso Integrated Marketing Celebrates a Year of Award-Winning WorkNext articleRiders return to roots with Knuckle Huck event at Winter X Digital AIM Web Support Global Defibrillator Market (2020 to 2025) – Growth, Trends, and Forecasts – Twitter TAGS  WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – January 29, 2021 DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 29, 2021– The “Defibrillator Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020 – 2025)” report has been added to’s offering. The growth of the defibrillator market can be attributed to factors, such as technological advancements in the field of defibrillators and training and awareness programs for defibrillators. Recently, in 2020, Abbott Laboratories received a CE mark for its product “Gallant”. It is an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) used in the prevention of sudden cardiac rhythm. Furthermore, the growing burden of cardiovascular diseases is expected to impact market growth. Companies MentionedAbbott LaboratoriesBoston Scientific CorporationCardiac Science CorporationDefibtech LLCKoninklijke Philips NVLivaNova PLCMedtronic PLCNihon Kohden CorporationPhysio-Control Inc.ZOLL Medical Corporation Key Market Trends Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Spearheaded the Market Studied The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) segment accounted for the largest share in the global market. The ICDs are of three major types, namely transvenous ICDs, subcutaneous ICDs, and CRT with pacemaker and ICD function.The transvenous and subcutaneous ICDs are expected to exhibit the fastest growth rate over the forecast period, owing to the rising technological advancements, increasing R&D, and benefits associated with these ICDs. According to the European Heart Journal, 2019, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is considered as an important device for the treatment of sudden cardiac death (SCD) prevention and ventricular tachyarrhythmias.Moreover, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, in 2017, approximately 4,578 people died, due to heart failure and cardiomyopathy. Hence, the growing morbidity and mortality of cardiovascular diseases and the efficacy of these devices to manage arrhythmias for a prolonged period are expected to drive the segment’s growth, over the forecast period. North America is Expected to Dominate the Market Studied In North America, the United States is expected to hold the major market share. This is mainly due to factors, such as increasing number of diseases.Cardiovascular diseases, listed as the underlying cause of death, account for nearly 836,546 deaths (about 1 of every 3 deaths) in the United States. The increasing prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in the region is expected to drive the market growth, over the forecast period.In 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), along with a number of public and private partners, launched the Million Hearts initiative that aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes.According to the American Heart Association’s research program, cardiovascular diseases are listed as the primary cause of deaths and accounted for nearly 836,546 deaths in the United States. The deaths related to cardiovascular diseases are higher when compared to deaths related to all forms of cancer and chronic lower respiratory diseases combined.Therefore, the aforementioned factors are expected to boost the market growth. Key Topics Covered: 1 INTRODUCTION 2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4 MARKET DYNAMICS 4.1 Market Overview 4.2 Market Drivers 4.2.1 Increasing Prevalence of Cardiovascular Diseases 4.2.2 Technological Advancements in the Field of Defibrillators 4.3 Market Restraints 4.3.1 High Costs of Defibrilators 4.3.2 Stringent Regulatory Framework 4.4 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 5 MARKET SEGMENTATION 5.1 By Product 5.1.1 Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Transvenous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (T-ICDs) Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (S-ICDs) CRT with Pacemaker and ICD Function (CRT-D) 5.1.2 External Defibrillator (ED) Automated External Defibrillator (AEDs) Semi-automated External Defibrillators Fully-automated External Defibrillators Manual External Defibrillator Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillators (WCDs) 5.2 By End User 5.2.1 Hospitals 5.2.2 Emergency Care 5.2.3 Home Care 5.2.4 Other End Users 5.3 Geography 5.3.1 North America United States Canada Mexico 5.3.2 Europe United Kingdom Germany France Italy Spain Rest of Europe 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific 5.3.4 Middle-East and Africa GCC South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa 5.3.5 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America 6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 6.1 Company Profiles 7 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH MEDICAL DEVICES CARDIOLOGY SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Global Maritime Designs Mooring for Wavepiston WEC

first_imgGlobal Maritime has recently secured the design and engineering of mooring and riser components for Wavepiston wave energy converter (WEC) that is planned to be tested at the PLOCAN test site in the Canary Islands.The Wavepiston project, Competitive Wave Energy to Islands, has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation – SME Instrument programme.“Currently, we are one of the partners to the Horizon 2020 project OPERA which has been running since 2016 and will come to a conclusion in July 2019. Our role in OPERA has been to provide marine advisory and numerical validation of the mooring system,” Global Maritime said through social media.Between 2010 and 2018 the company worked with Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) to provide mooring design, marine operations and mooring procurement for three separate WECs.The PB150 was installed in the Moray firth test site, PB40 at the New Jersey test site, and the PB3 unit is designed for deployment at the Amelia B platform in the Adriatic Sea.last_img read more

Bill Clinton speaks at UCLA rally for Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom

first_imgDespite the clouds covering the city Friday evening, it was a star-studded night in Los Angeles for the Democratic Party.California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown spoke at UCLA with just a few weeks to go before the Nov. 2 election, bringing with him some of the state’s and nation’s most prominent Democrats: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, San Francisco Mayor and candidate for state lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom and former President Bill Clinton.In good company – Flanked by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown (left) and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, former President Bill Clinton addressed a crowd of thousands at UCLA Friday night. – Photo courtesy of the Daily BruinThe rally was one of many stops high-profile Democrats have made across the country in recent weeks in an attempt to drum up support for the party.“Are we going to take back California?” Villaraigosa yelled to an already-screaming crowd as the other Democrats took the stage shortly after 8 p.m.The three spent about an hour speaking to thousands of listeners gathered in UCLA’s Dickson Court, trading compliments and slamming their opponents in an effort to rally a higher youth turnout on Nov. 2.“It is not enough to have voted for a new president if you will not help him govern and stick behind the members of Congress who stood for him,” Clinton said. “What you must do is pick leaders who know how to be both frugal and in the future business. You’ve got to put California back in the future business.”The future was a common theme throughout the evening, as all three men spoke to interests particular to a college-aged audience: the environment, the economy and education.A product of the University of California system himself, Brown emphasized the need for public higher education to be available to all students, regardless of their backgrounds.“[We need to] get every kid in this school that can qualify,” Brown said. “Everyone. Whether they’re documented or not.”Clinton emphasized the importance of green technologies in revitalizing California’s economy, saying both Brown and Newsom would continue their support of such technologies, unlike their opponents.Clinton alluded to Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman and her proposal to suspend AB 32  — a law aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions —  until the state unemployment rate drops.“You stick with this greenhouse gas commitment you got; don’t you repeal that,” Clinton said. “It is the key to your economic future.”The best place for California’s future, Newsom and Clinton said, is in Brown’s hands.“We are lucky in this state,” Newsom said. “Jerry Brown has nothing to prove to anybody. He was twice governor of our great state, he has held every key office, he has accomplished more than folks like me could every dream of. But he’s willing to take the years where he could be writing a memoir and instead, he’s going to be writing the future of our great state.”“One thing you can count on: I’m not writing any damn memoir,” Brown said, to laughter and cheers from the crowd.Brown has been a political opponent to both Newsom and Clinton during his years as a politician; he opposed Clinton in the 1992 presidential primary and ran against Newsom in the Democratic primary for governor — during which Clinton endorsed Newsom.Their past differences were put aside on Friday, however, as the three sought to get a bigger message across to the audience: Young voters need to show up on Nov. 2.“I’ve lived my life. It’s been great. I just want you to have the same chances I did,” Clinton said. “I am pleading with you; you need to go out and tell everyone who is not here tonight that any college student in the state of California that doesn’t vote in this election is committing malpractice on your own future.”Clinton’s appearance at UCLA — along with President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to USC on Friday — sends a strong message to student voters, said Aaron Perman, a senior majoring in business administration who is the vice president of USC College Democrats.“The college demographic is a lot of what drove Obama to win and was the backbone of the volunteer effort,” said Perman, who attended the rally at UCLA. “I think it’s recognizing that and recognizing that students still have a lot of things to care about. It shows students, ‘Hey, you really can make a difference.’”Michael Maulano, a junior majoring in political science and finance director of the College Democrats who also attended Friday’s event, agreed.“It’s an extremely important election for youth,” he said. “The problems facing the country and the issues we face today are certainly not going to wait. They’re going to affect us for a long time.”Excerpts from the Rally:Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom: Gubernatorial Candidate Jerry Brown: President Bill Clinton (Part 1): President Bill Clinton (Part 2):last_img read more