Higher-priced wheat, energy and labour costs are taking their toll on Cumbria-based Carr’s Milling Industry.The agriculture, food and engineering business, reported on Monday, 23 April, that interim profits are a shade ahead of expectations although still down year-on-year for the 26 weeks to 3 March, 2007.Despite a challenging market place, it said it had increased adjusted pre-tax profit in each of the last eight years. However, Carr’s board no longer expects a ninth annual increase to be feasible.MD Duncan Monroe told British Baker that Carr’s is now looking at a year-on-year increase of about £30 per tonne of flour.On 23 April, the closing share price was 545p, compared with a 52-week high/low of 712.5p/452.5p. Carr’s has a market capitalisation of around £45m.
 Products are not designed or intended for use in primary medical image interpretation. The healthcare environment is like no other workplace, and with the unique requirements of caring for another person, it’s no wonder it has evolved with highly specialized IT hardware and solutions that differ from traditional offices and corporate environments. Every day, healthcare IT decision makers, from small private practices to clinics to large hospital settings, face the choice of balancing the need to provide exceptional patient care with limited budgets and strict compliance standards.From a monitor perspective, most of us can get by in our daily jobs with one or two of the many award-winning monitors Dell has to offer for your office environment. As for the professional who specializes in color-critical work, Dell’s premium UltraSharp line of monitors with OLED, 4K and 5K resolution offer the very best in monitor performance, so it’s fitting that a healthcare professional would also want a specialized products from Dell.At the 2015 Radiology Society of North America annual conference, we introduced the 24-inch Medical Review 24 Monitor (MR2416), and today we’re pleased to announce our follow-up to that product, the Medical Review 22 Monitor (MR2217), a more compact 21.5-inch monitor. Dell jumped into the medical imaging market with the MR2416 and focused on delivering top “features designed to make daily usage easier for healthcare workers, including an active screw-on cable clip to secure cables within the housing as well as mechanical pop-up Power and OSD buttons on the side of the monitor, designed to be easy to find even with gloves on.”(InfoTech Lead). Upon release, DOTmed praised the MR2416 for meeting the day-to-day needs of healthcare professionals and helping improve practice – from better diagnosis, improved patient care and sanitation.With soaring prices on medical monitors and the need to meet IT compliance standards, it’s highly possible that a healthcare IT decision maker’s constrained budget might lead to non-medical monitors being used in healthcare environments and potentially hindering medical professionals from provide the best care possible. Through our Dell Medical Review Monitors and our partnerships, we can address the entirety of a facility’s medical display needs with the reliability of the #1 provider of monitors worldwide for the past two years and in North America for the past 16 years.Now with Dell’s Medical Review Monitors addressing the needs within clinical care and diagnostic review use, the MR2416 and MR2217 feature the following:DICOM calibrated – with Dell’s expertise in display technology, the MR2217 is DICOM Part 14 calibrated for consistent grayscale and image viewing with a matte screen and backlight stabilization that maintains calibration. This 16:9 monitor is also small enough to fit in the tight spaces of an existing workspace or on a workstation on wheels and features a unique cable clip that makes it even easier and safer to transport. We even designed it with raised buttons specifically to make it easier to operate while wearing gloves.Aligned with infection control initiatives – like the MR2416, our newest medical monitor has a light-colored exterior, making it easy to see blood stains and contaminants, and the monitor’s smooth, ventless design minimizes dirt and contaminant trapping. The MR2217 is easily cleanable to be consistent with infection control protocols.Ease of Use and compliance – when showing a patient x-rays or other medical images using a typical commercial monitor, healthcare professionals have to reorient the patient. To address this, the MR2217 has a 60-degree swivel for easy viewing from any angle. In addition, the hospital-grade IEC60601-1 power supply is safe for use near patients.With its accessible price, superior screen performance and unmatched reliability with Dell’s three-year Advance Exchange Service, the Medical Review 22 Monitor is another example of how Dell monitors are easy-to-use and designed with customer-focused innovation so healthcare professionals can focus on their most important customers.
By Nastasia Barceló/Diálogo August 03, 2016 Members of Uruguay’s Defense Ministry completed a course on the detection of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), held June 3rd at the Uruguayan Peacekeeping Operations School (ENOPU, for its Spanish acronym). A total of 58 Ministry of Defense members, as well as senior and junior personnel from the National Army, participated. The course, part of the subject area of preventative security, was administered jointly by the U.S. Army and the Uruguayan Army’s Material and Weapons Service and 1st Engineer Brigade. The IED Detection Course The course covered the identification and elimination of explosive devices on terrain where peacekeeping missions are undertaken. Uruguay has had a strong presence in these missions for many years. “Our nation is recognized internationally for its important contribution in peacekeeping missions, especially over the past 20 years, during which time the number of personnel in the field increased greatly,” said Lieutenant Colonel Carlos Frachelle, Public Relations director for the Uruguayan Army. Lt. Col. Frachelle explained how to carry out the deactivation and neutralization of explosive devices. “Explosive devices are classified according to type… in the field, we come across anything from incendiary devices to radioactive, biological, and chemical devices. In each case, detection is different,” he said. An Example of Inter-Institutional Cooperation and Interoperability “The course is another example of inter-institutional cooperation. Several Uruguayan officials from the Engineer Brigade and from the National Army itself were trained at the same school as the U.S. technicians who specialize in this area… Uruguayan technicians who specialize in deactivation of explosive devices were sent to countries like Spain and the United Kingdom for training,” Lt. Col. Frachelle explained. “The first time a course was taught on the deactivation of explosive devices was in December 2010. Since then, we have continued deepening our cooperation with the U.S. in this area,” Lt. Col. Frachelle added. ENOPU director, Colonel Niver Pereira, said the main reason to train and work together is the “importance of interoperability between the countries and between a nation’s governmental agencies and resources, the Armed Forces, firefighters, police, and the Engineer Brigade.” In Uruguay, the Army is the only armed service that has the capacity to work directly on eliminating and disarming explosive devices and/or bombs. However, in urban settings, police, and firefighters are usually the first to respond. Col. Pereira participated in the course as a student and stressed, “one is always looking to get training and learn new tactics, new techniques to make our work more effective. The exchange of knowledge and experience is always a positive thing for everyone. “Uruguay has the biggest per capita contingent of peacekeeping forces in the world. This course helps us improve our performance in the peacekeeping operations we participate in,” Col. Pereira added. In this sense, the course is a part of the commitments made for bilateral cooperation between the United States and Uruguay. In recent years, these commitments have been related to topics such as maritime combat operations, weapons handling, and the fight against terrorism and drug trafficking. Uruguay and the Maintenance of Peace Uruguay has a long tradition with peacekeeping missions. In 1928, Uruguay participated in its first mission that was due to the conflict at the time between the republics of Bolivia and Paraguay over the so-called Chaco Boreal. Uruguay’s first, historic “Military Observation” mission occurred in 1935, when members of the National Army were sent to that region. According to the ENOPU, there have been Uruguayan contingents in the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) since 1952, in Egypt as part of the Multinational Force & Observers since 1982, in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO), since 2010, and in both the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), and the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), since 2004. It should also be noted that ENOPU has received recognition in the region. Created in 2008, its main function has been to educate, train, and help Armed Forces members build their skill set for missions abroad.