Mark Simon nomeado Vice-Presidente de Operações e Manufatura da Unidade Funcional de Bombas do Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group da Nikkiso

TEMECULA, Califórnia, June 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (“Grupo”) da Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries, parte do grupo de empresas da Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japão), tem o prazer de anunciar a nomeação de Mark Simon para Vice-Presidente de Operações e Manufatura da Unidade Funcional de Bombas.

Mark tem vasta experiência com operações e global, mais recentemente com a Ebara em Reno nos últimos nove anos, em liderança como Vice-Presidente de Operações/Gerente Geral da divisão de Criodinâmica. Seu extenso currículo inclui uma BS em Gestão de Empresas, Certificação Lean/Six Sigma Greenbelt e certificação ISO/QS 9000.

Nesta função, Mark irá liderar as operações globais da Unidade de Bombas Criogênicas visando alinhar e ajustar as divisões do Grupo em termos de crescimento, padrão de qualidade, segurança e relatórios. Ele irá desenvolver e implementar a estratégia global de manufatura e o sistema de gestão de excelência operacional.

“O impressionante histórico e experiência de Mark na indústria de máquinas industriais e energia serão de grande benefício para a NCEIG Pumps Unit como novo membro da nossa Equipe de Liderança Sênior”, disse Daryl Lamy, Presidente da Unidade de Bombas Criogênicas.

Mark estará baseado em Reno, Nevada, e visitará constantemente as instalações de bombas do Grupo dentro e fora do país. Com esta adição, a Nikkiso dá continuidade ao seu compromisso de ser uma presença global e local para seus clientes.

SOBRE A CRYOGENIC INDUSTRIES
A Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (agora parte da Nikkiso Co., Ltd.) fabrica e presta serviços para equipamentos de processamento de gás criogênico projetados (bombas, turboexpansores, trocadores de calor, etc.) e plantas de processo para Gases Industriais, Liquefação de Gás Natural (GNL), Liquefação de Hidrogênio (LH2) e Ciclo Rankine Orgânico para Recuperação de Calor de Resíduos. Fundada há mais de 50 anos, a Cryogenic Industries é a empresa controladora da ACD, Nikkiso Cryo, Nikkiso Integrated Cryogenic Solutions, Cosmodyne e Cryoquip, e de um grupo comumente controlado de aproximadamente 20 entidades operacionais.

Para mais informação, visite www.nikkisoCEIG.com e www.nikkiso.com.

CONTATO COM A MÍDIA:
Anna Quigley
+1.951.383.3314
aquigley@cryoind.com

Mark Simon nommé vice-président des opérations et de la fabrication pour l’unité fonctionnelle des pompes du groupe Nikkiso Clean Energy and Industrial Gases

TEMECULA, Californie, 10 juin 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Le groupe Clean Energy & Industrial Gases (le « Groupe ») de Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries, qui fait partie du groupe de sociétés Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japon), est heureux d’annoncer que Mark Simon a été nommé vice-président des opérations et de la fabrication pour l’unité fonctionnelle des pompes.

Mark possède une expérience mondiale et des opérations importante, plus récemment avec Ebara à Reno au cours des neuf dernières années, assurant la direction en tant que vice-président des opérations/directeur général pour la division Cryodynamics. Sa formation approfondie et ses certifications comprennent un BS en gestion d’entreprise, la certification Greenbelt Lean/Six Sigma et la certification ISO/QS 9000.

À ce poste, Mark dirigera les opérations mondiales de l’unité commerciale des pompes cryogéniques et travaillera à l’alignement et à l’ajustement des sites du groupe pour la croissance, les normes de qualité, la sécurité et les rapports. Il développera et mettra en œuvre la stratégie de fabrication mondiale et le système de gestion de l’excellence opérationnelle.

« L’ancienneté et l’expérience impressionnante de Mark dans l’industrie des machines industrielles et de l’énergie seront d’un grand avantage pour l’unité des pompes NCEIG et il servira en tant que nouveau membre de notre équipe de direction », selon Daryl Lamy, président de l’unité des pompes cryogéniques.

Mark sera basé à Reno, dans le Nevada, et effectuera de nombreux déplacements sur les sites de pompage nationaux et mondiaux du groupe. Avec cette nomination, Nikkiso poursuit son engagement d’avoir une présence à la fois locale et mondiale pour ses clients.

À PROPOS DE CRYOGENIC INDUSTRIES
Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (aujourd’hui membre de Nikkiso Co., Ltd.) et ses entreprises membres fabriquent et entretiennent des équipements de traitement du gaz cryogénique (pompes, turbodétendeurs, échangeurs thermiques, etc.), et des usines de traitement pour les gaz industriels, la liquéfaction du gaz naturel (GNL), la liquéfaction de l’hydrogène (LH2) et le cycle organique de Rankine pour la récupération de la chaleur des déchets. Fondée il y a plus de 50 ans, Cryogenic Industries est la société-mère d’ACD, de Nikkiso Cryo, de Nikkiso Integrated Cryogenic Solutions, de Cosmodyne et de Cryoquip, et d’un groupe administré en commun comptant une vingtaine d’entités opérationnelles.

Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez consulter les sites www.nikkisoCEIG.com et www.nikkiso.com.

Contact auprès des médias :
Anna Quigley
+1.951.383.3314
aquigley@cryoind.com

La Clinique d’Oncologie 16 Novembre devient le premier site en Afrique à déployer le système de thérapie Ethos de Varian pour le traitement adaptatif du cancer

Le système innovant de Varian intègre l’intelligence artificielle pour administrer efficacement des traitements personnalisés qui s’adaptent aux changements de l’anatomie du patient

DUBAÏ, Émirats Arabes Unis, 10 juin 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Faisant progresser le traitement des patients atteints de cancer au Maroc, la Clinique d’Oncologie 16 Novembre a acquis et installé le système de thérapie Ethos™ – le premier de ce type en Afrique – de Varian, une société du groupe Siemens Healthineers. La thérapie Ethos, qui est uniquement fondée sur l’intelligence artificielle (IA), fournit aux patients atteints de cancer un traitement de radiothérapie personnalisé et adaptatif dans un créneau horaire typique de 15 à 30 minutes.

The Clinique d'Oncologie 16 Novembre clinical team with their new Ethos™ therapy system.

La thérapie adaptative personnalise le traitement du patient en fonction des changements tumoraux et anatomiques qui se produisent sur plusieurs semaines de traitement. L’objectif est de mieux cibler la tumeur, de réduire les doses reçues par les tissus sains et d’améliorer les résultats globaux.

« Nous sommes fiers d’être le premier centre de cancérologie en Afrique à proposer la thérapie Ethos », a déclaré le Dr Mounir Bachouchi, oncologue médical et directeur général de la Clinique d’Oncologie 16 Novembre. « La thérapie adaptative présente de très nombreux avantages tant pour le patient que pour le clinicien, et le système Ethos de Varian est à la pointe de cette technologie, permettant à notre équipe clinique d’adapter chaque traitement aux changements de l’anatomie d’un patient au jour le jour, améliorant potentiellement les résultats globaux. »

« Chaque patient mérite d’avoir accès aux soins anticancéreux les meilleurs et les plus personnalisés », a déclaré José-Manuel Valentim, directeur des opérations en Afrique chez Varian. « La Clinique d’Oncologie 16 Novembre est un centre de cancérologie très avant-gardiste qui s’attache à offrir des soins de pointe contre le cancer avec les technologies les plus avancées disponibles. »

En fournissant une vue actualisée de l’anatomie du patient – et en permettant d’utiliser ces informations pour adapter le traitement, la thérapie Ethos donne aux cliniciens la confiance nécessaire pour prendre des décisions de traitement plus éclairées. La solution s’appuie sur la toute dernière technologie d’administration des traitements de Varian et permet une imagerie et une administration des traitements rapides sans compromettre la qualité.

« La thérapie adaptative est l’avenir de la radiothérapie personnalisée, et nous sommes ravis que ce centre joue un rôle de premier plan en proposant Ethos aux patients marocains atteints de cancer », a ajouté M. Valentim. « C’est un grand tournant pour les soins contre le cancer en Afrique du Nord. »

À propos de Clinique d’Oncologie 16 Novembre 

La Clinique d’Oncologie 16 Novembre a été créée à Rabat, au Maroc, afin d’offrir une prise en charge multidisciplinaire intégrée et complète des patients atteints de cancer, allant du dépistage aux traitements les plus innovants, avec un soutien total au patient et des soins d’accompagnement. Elle offre des soins personnalisés, mettant l’accent sur une approche humaine de l’oncologie, où les relations étroites entre les patients et les professionnels de la santé sont une composante essentielle des soins.

À propos de Varian 

Chez Varian, une entreprise de Siemens Healthineers, nous envisageons un monde sans peur du cancer. Depuis plus de 70 ans, nous développons, construisons et fournissons des technologies et des solutions innovantes pour le traitement du cancer à nos partenaires cliniques du monde entier, afin de les aider à traiter des millions de patients chaque année. Grâce à une approche intelligente des soins contre le cancer, nous exploitons des technologies avancées telles que l’intelligence artificielle, l’apprentissage automatique et l’analyse des données pour améliorer le traitement du cancer et élargir l’accès aux soins. Nos 11 000 employés, répartis sur 70 sites, placent le patient et nos partenaires cliniques au centre de leur réflexion, ce qui nous permet de remporter de nouvelles victoires dans le domaine des soins contre le cancer. Parce que, pour les patients atteints de cancer partout dans le monde, leur combat est le nôtre. Pour plus d’informations, rendez-vous sur http://www.varian.com et suivez @VarianMedSys on Twitter.

Contact pour les médias 

Meryl Ginsberg
Communications d’entreprise
publicrelations@varian.com

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Two Ghanaian doctors save life of ‘dying’ French passenger on Brussels – Accra flight

Two Ghanaian medical doctors on Brussels – Accra flight received a standing ovation after they saved a French man who was dying from heart attack.

The two Ghanaians medical practitioners that were involved in the life-saving situation on June 7, 2022, were Dr Charles Ababio and Dr Diana Boakye.

According to a passenger on board the flight, Ike Sherdrack, the man was unconscious with his mouth half opened, his chin against his chest and being attended by his helpless wife.

Ike Sherdrack, on his facebook wall wrote that the sick man’s wife was trying to straighten up the unconscious man in his seat.

“Immediately the flight attendant rushed to the scene. She again rushed back then struggled about some couple of seconds to get grip of the microphone then she announced if there was a doctor on the flight” he wrote.

“A young lady sitting in the front roll of the unconscious man’s seat rushed to the man and began pressing on the man’s chest. A couple of seconds later a young man also rushed to the scene…it looks like an operation theatre where a doctor is asking for a specific action to be taken by his colleague” he narrated.

He continued that “after a couple of minutes, l heard the two doctors simultaneously saying “he is breathing now. He is fine”, yet they suggested to the flight attendant to let the man lie flat on his back. Gently the two doctors lifted the man to the back of the rear seat”.

“The doctors have requested for oxygen. Then a flight attendant rushed to where the man was lying. In her hand was a big red bottle of oxygen……then the copilot followed. After a few minutes the pilot announced that the old man now is okay,” Ike also wrote.

He said the announcement by the pilot brought excitement to all the passengers, who were hitherto, quiet standing up from their seats praying for the man.

He added that the pilot diverted its course from Abidjan in the Ivory Coast to Palma, Majorca in Spain to seek further medical treatment for the sick man.

“After half an hour we landed in Spain. The ambulance personnel got on board took, the man on a stretcher followed by his wife a big smile of relief on her face then spontaneously, the silence broke with a standing ovation with a loud clap from all the passengers,” he concluded.

Dr Charles Ababio is an Emergency Physician Specialist at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and Dr Diana Boakye also works at H.C.A., United Kingdom

Source: Modern Ghana

Corporate institutions team up with Ashaiman Municipal to plant trees

Ashaiman, June 11, CDA Consult – Corporate institutions, Security Services, public and private bodies as well as residents joined officials including the Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive and Assembly Members to plant trees within the municipality as part of the 2022 Green Ghana Tree Planting Campaign.

Trees including Politeia, Militia, Rain tree, Cacia, and Royal palm, were planted along some principal streets, municipal parks, compounds of public and private institutions, and at strategic locations.

The Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive Mr. Albert Boakye Okyere said about 3,000 trees were delivered to the municipality for subsequent planting saying the Parks and Gardens Unit at the Municipal Assembly would take delivery of the remaining 7,000 trees for the Green Ghana Tree Planting Campaign.

He said the tree-planting campaign in Ashaiman forms part of the Green Ghana Campaign which was aimed at planting over ten million trees across the entire country and was monitored by the Communication for Development and Advocacy Consult (CDA Consult) in Ashaiman.

Mr. Okyere commended residents including corporate organizations within the Ashaiman Municipality who showed tremendous interest in the second phase of the tree planting campaign.

He noted that it was important for every institution to participate in the Green Ghana Campaign, saying that trees served a very important purpose in every community.

The Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive assured the residents that the local authority would enforce the by-laws against stray animals and caution the resident not to allow their livestock to destroy the planted trees.

Mr. Okyere also called on shop owners and corporate institutions to adopt and protect the trees in the municipality.

Source: Modern Ghana

France accepts Australian cash compensation deal to end submarine spat

Australia on Saturday unveiled a substantial compensation deal with French submarine maker Naval Group, ending a contract dispute that has soured relations between Canberra and Paris for almost a year.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the French firm had agreed to a “fair and an equitable settlement” of 555 million euros in compensation for Australia’s termination of a decade-old multi-billion-dollar submarine contract.

The settlement draws a line under a spat that caused leader-level recriminations and threatened to torpedo talks on an EU-Australia trade agreement.

“It permits us to turn a page in our bilateral relations with Australia and look to the future,” said French Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu.

Albanese said he would travel to France soon to reset a relationship which had been beset by “pretty obvious” tensions.

‘Liar’ Morrison sneaks out of sub deal

The tussle began in September 2021, when Australia’s then-prime minister Scott Morrison abruptly ripped up a long-standing contact with the French state-backed Naval Group to build a dozen diesel-powered submarines.

He also stunned Paris by revealing secret talks to buy US or British nuclear-powered vessels.

The decision drew the fury of French President Emmanuel Macron, who publicly accused Morrison of lying and recalled his ambassador from Australia in protest.

Relations were on ice until earlier this summer when Australia elected centre-left leader Albanese.

Albanese tries to rebuild trust

Since coming to office, he has rushed to fix strained relations with France, New Zealand, and Pacific Island nations, who objected to the previous conservative government’s foot-dragging on climate change.

“We are re-establishing a better relationship between Australia and France,” Albanese said, after speaking to Macron about the settlement.

“I’m looking forward to taking up President Macron’s invitation to me to visit Paris at the earliest opportunity.”

Speaking on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue security summit in Singapore, Lecornu said France valued its “friendship” with Australia.

“Just because a government in the past did not keep its word, it does not mean we have to forget our strategic relationship,” he said.

“Australia has a new team in power, we are happy to be able to work with them.”

Source: Modern Ghana

Scientists have successfully mapped African cassava genome

Researchers have successfully mapped the genome of African cassava, using the TME 204 variety resistant to Cassava Mosaic Disease-2 (CMD2). This breakthrough is a significant milestone and it will help advance the breeding of new cassava varieties at speed with greater accuracy.

“The genome has a very high quality and accuracy, and the haplotypes of the heterozygous genome have been resolved with high confidence. It is now definitively the gold standard genome for African cassava. Our work has revealed several new and interesting features of the cassava genome that will be of importance for breeders and cassava scientists,” said the principal scientist of the research team, Prof Wilhelm Gruissem of the Department of Biology, Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH Zurich).

The work has been published open access in the Oxford Academics journal GIGA Science Press titled “The haplotype-resolved chromosome pairs of a heterozygous diploid African cassava cultivar reveal novel pan-genome and allele-specific transcriptome features.”

Other researchers include Weihong Qi, Yi-Wen Lim, Andrea Patrignani, Pascal Schläpfer, Anna Bratus-Neuenschwander, Simon Grüter, Christelle Chanez, Nathalie Rodde, Elisa Prat, Sonia Vautrin, Margaux-Alison Fustier, Diogo Pratas, and Ralph Schlapbach.

A genome is the complete set of genes or genetic material present in an organism. It includes all hereditary instructions for creating and maintaining life, reproduction inclusive. Scientists use genome sequencing to find genes much easier and faster and understand how the genes work together for an organism’s growth and development.

Conventionally, cassava breeders rely on phenotypic features of mature plants, as is typical for clonally propagated crops. This is a major drawback as it takes up to six years to produce enough planting material for multi-location trials. The heterozygous nature of the crop and parental lines used to generate new segregating progenies make it difficult to identify parents with good breeding values.

Therefore, new technologies such as genomic selection (GS) and use of inbred progenitors based on doubled haploids are now being used to accelerate genetic gains in cassava, but they have been limited by the highly heterozygous crop with a repetitive and difficult-to-assemble genome. Despite continuous sequencing efforts using different technologies over the past decade, unresolved gaps and haplotypes persist in all chromosomes of currently available cassava genomes.

This new study now becomes handy as it generated phased and annotated chromosome pairs that allow a systematic view of the heterozygous diploid genome organization in cassava with improved accuracy, completeness, and haplotype resolution.

The study may also provide insights into developing cost-effective and efficient strategies for resolving complex genomes with high resolution, accuracy, and continuity.

Cassava is a vital staple root crop, and almost a billion people worldwide depend on it for food and raw materials. In Africa, the crop is a major source of livelihood for smallholder farmers and a plug for food security owing to its ability to withstand a wide array of environmental conditions. However, because cassava farming is constrained by weeds, pests, and viral diseases, breeders are concentrating on developing improved varieties.

Source: Modern Ghana

Help us expose and deal with unaccredited tertiary institutions – GTEC appeals to media

The Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) has called on the media in the country to form a collaboration that will help expose and deal with unaccredited tertiary institutions in the country.

Prof. Mohammed Salifu, Director-General of the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission made this appeal to journalists on Thursday, June 9, 2022, when GTEC held the first-ever seminar for the media in the country in Accra.

The aim of the seminar by GTEC, a body merged from the erstwhile National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) and the National Accreditation Board (NAB) was to strengthen collaborations with all stakeholders to have a better chance of overcoming the challenges in order to excel in what is required of the commission.

Delivering a presentation on the mandate of the commission as stated in Article 1023, Prof. Mohammed Salifu disclosed that one of the challenges facing his outfit is the influx of unregistered tertiary institutions hiding and pretending to be offering programmes that are uncertified to unsuspecting Ghanaians who end up just wasting money.

Stressing that GTEC is keen on clamping down on such institutions, the Director-General of GTECT implored the media to help protect the public by exposing these institutions.

“We need to protect the public. There are so many institutions out there purported to provide tertiary education and are not even responding as required, we need you to help us find them out and bring them to conform to the law.

“We can’t protect the integrity and prestige of our territory education system if the qualification that are awarded are not the required qualification,” Prof. Mohammed Salifu told journalists at the GTECT seminar.

He continued, “Last but not the least I want to call on you finally for us to build that partnership so that we can maintain eternal vigilance and hold our tertiary education institutions accountable so that they deliver what they promised to deliver to our young people who are desirous to attaining higher education.”

On his part, the board chairman GTEC Prof. Kwame Boafo-Arthur expressed appreciation to all the journalists that attended the seminar for the media.

He underscored the importance of the media, insisting that they are key to the work of GTEC to make tertiary education better.

He stressed that through a collaboration between GTEC and the media, there will be huge contributions not only to education but to national development as well.

Source: Modern Ghana