Two Major Companies Put Food-Waste Reduction On Top Of To-Do List
CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The statistics on food waste are alarming. Nearly all Americans are guilty of tossing edible food both before and after it hits their plates. The good news is, it’s easy to make small changes that can save a family of four up to $1,500 a year in food bills.
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$200,000 Initial Cash Committed for Relief Effort, FedEx and Healthcare Companies Step Up as Emergency Unfolds
GOLETA, Calif., April 6, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Direct Relief today committed an initial $200,000 in cash and made available $32 million in medical resources for relief and recovery efforts in Colombia and Peru, where historic flooding and mudslides have claimed hundreds of lives and displaced hundreds of thousands more.
Today’s commitment follows several emergency air shipments from Direct Relief of medical aid totaling $7.8 million and 38 tons (76,000 lbs.).
“People in Peru and Colombia are facing severe risks in the wake of devastating storms, and Direct Relief is extending support to our capable partner organizations providing frontline care in a still unfolding, complex emergency,” said Direct Relief President and CEO Thomas Tighe.
Water sources often become compromised after serious flooding, which can lead to a host of health issues. Cholera and other diseases related to poor sanitation pose additional threats to public health. Neglected tropical diseases including trachoma, soil-transmitted pathogens, and various bacterial and parasitic infections also present risks to people in the area.
Bolstered by strong support from corporate partners that include AbbVie, Allergan, Actavis, Baxter, BD, Boehringer Ingelheim, Teva, Pfizer, and Unilever, Direct Relief is sending antibiotics, antivirals, rehydration supplies and hygiene kits. FedEx has provided emergency airlift support.
In Peru, Direct Relief is assisting four partner organizations providing emergency services and conducting medical missions in close coordination with the Peruvian Ministry of Health. Patrulla Area Colombiana (PAC, a Colombian NGO of pilots and medics), Asociacion Paz Peru, Socios en Salud (Partners in Health), and Asociacion Vida Peru have received and distributed $3.9 million of essential medications and supplies totaling 17.5 tons to eight hard-hit regions: Lima, Huarmey, Piura, Pedregal Alto, Simbila, Tumbes, Casma, and Arequipa. Direct Relief also is funding the deployment of 20 medical personnel to Piura to provide medical care and deliver seven tons of medicine and medical supplies. Keep Reading
LONDON, April 6, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Global Pyrogen Testing Market: Overview
This report on the global pyrogen testing market analyzes the current and future prospects of the market. The report comprises an elaborate executive summary, including a market snapshot that provides overall information of various segments and sub-segments.
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The research is a combination of primary and secondary research. Primary research formed the bulk of our research efforts along with information collected from telephonic interviews and interactions via e-mails. Secondary research involved study of company websites, annual reports, press releases, stock analysis presentations, and various international and national databases. The report provides market size in terms of US$ Mn for each segment for the period from 2014 to 2024, considering the macro and micro environmental factors. Growth rates for each segment within the global pyrogen testing market have been determined after a thorough analysis of past trends, demographics, future trends, technological developments, and regulatory requirements.
Global Pyrogen Testing Market: Scope
A detailed qualitative analysis of factors responsible for driving and restraining market growth and future opportunities has been provided in the market overview section. This section of the report also includes market attractiveness analysis that provides a thorough analysis of the overall competitive scenario in the global pyrogen testing market. Keep Reading
NEW YORK, April 6, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — The rehabilitation equipment market is projected to reach USD 14.91 billion by 2021 from USD 9.86 billion in 2016, at a CAGR of 8.6% during 2016-2021. The market for rehabilitation equipment is expanding due to the increasing incidence of disabilities resulting from non-communicable diseases, favorable healthcare reforms, and rapid growth in the geriatric population, coupled with the rising prevalence of chronic diseases. On the other hand, the high cost & maintenance expense of rehabilitation equipment are limiting the growth of the market to a certain extent.
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Based on type, the rehabilitation equipment market is segmented mobility equipment, body support devices, exercise equipment, and daily living aids. The mobility equipment segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during 2016–2021. The growth in this segment is attributed to the increasing the number of elderly people suffering from orthopedic impairments which is creating a demand for mobility equipment worldwide. Moreover, the increasing number of disabled people and growing awareness on safety measures in handling patients are driving the demand for mobility equipment. Keep Reading
CHICAGO, April 6, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Ryerson Holding Corporation (NYSE: RYI), a leading distributor and value-added processor of industrial metals, today provided guidance for its first quarter ending March 31, 2017. The Company anticipates higher revenue for the first quarter of 2017 compared to the fourth quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2016 with higher average selling prices and higher tons sold for the current quarter as compared to both periods. The Company expects first quarter 2017 net income attributable to Ryerson Holding Corporation in the range of $12 million to $15 million, which includes a range of $2 million of LIFO expense, net to $2 million of LIFO income, net. Adjusted EBITDA, excluding LIFO is expected to be in the range of $53 million to $55 million for the first quarter of 2017. Ryerson reported first quarter 2016 net income attributable to Ryerson Holding Corporation of $14 million, which included LIFO income, net of $15 million. Adjusted EBITDA, excluding LIFO was $37 million in the first quarter of 2016. A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA, excluding LIFO to net income attributable to Ryerson Holding Corporation is included below in this news release.
Ryerson’s end markets as measured in shipments per day showed sequential quarterly growth in nearly all sectors. Ryerson experienced quarterly year over year growth in oil & gas, construction equipment, and food processing and agricultural equipment, while HVAC and metal fabrication and machine shop sectors experienced quarterly year over year demand declines.
Ryerson anticipates higher average selling prices in the first quarter of 2017, which can be attributed to supply side stabilization and global metal demand improvement. The rise in prices for metallurgical coal, Chinese iron ore, and steel scrap, combined with increased Chinese domestic steel consumption and positive U.S. industrial sentiment indicators have supported higher steel prices. Aluminum prices have steadily increased from September 2016 through the first quarter of 2017 on better than expected supply and demand fundamentals. Recent increases in chrome prices, driven by supply tightening, have positively impacted stainless steel prices in the first quarter of 2017, although nickel fundamentals have been volatile due to policy uncertainty in Indonesia and the Philippines, leading to some retracement of LME nickel prices in March 2017.
Current demand conditions appear favorable when viewed against the year ago period. U.S. industrial production grew 0.4% in February compared to the prior year, and has expanded for 3 straight months after 15 straight months of contraction. Manufacturing sentiment indicators, as measured by PMI, continue to show expansion for the U.S. and Chicago indices, with Chicago PMI reaching a 2 year high in March 2017. Further, year-to-date U.S. service center shipments were up 3.8% year over year in February 2017 according to the Metals Service Center Institute. Ryerson remains cautiously optimistic on demand for metal products in the first half of 2017 given these early performance indicators, as we see how positive sentiment ultimately converts to real demand for industrial metals.
Ryerson Holding Corporation’s First Quarter 2017 Conference Call Details
Ryerson also announced that it will host a conference call to discuss first quarter 2017 results on Thursday, May 4 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. The live online broadcast will be available on the Company’s investor relations website, ir.ryerson.com. Ryerson will report earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, May 3.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
10:00 a.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. CT
877-201-0168 (Domestic) / 647-788-4901 (International)
An online replay of the call will be posted on the investor relations website, ir.ryerson.com, and remain available for 90 days.
Ryerson is a leading distributor and value-added processor of industrial metals, with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China. Founded in 1842, Ryerson employs around 3,500 employees in approximately 100 locations. Visit Ryerson at www.ryerson.com.
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Certain statements made in this press release and other written or oral statements made by or on behalf of the Company constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements regarding our future performance, as well as management’s expectations, beliefs, intentions, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future. Such statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “estimates,” “will,” “should,” “plans” or “anticipates” or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy. The Company cautions that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and may involve significant risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may vary materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Among the factors that significantly impact the metals distribution industry and our business are: the cyclicality of our business; the highly competitive, volatile, and fragmented market in which we operate; fluctuating metal prices; our substantial indebtedness and the covenants in instruments governing such indebtedness; the integration of acquired operations; regulatory and other operational risks associated with our operations located inside and outside of the United States; work stoppages; obligations under certain employee retirement benefit plans; the ownership of a majority of our equity securities by a single investor group; currency fluctuations; and consolidation in the metals producer industry. Forward-looking statements should, therefore, be considered in light of various factors, including those set forth above and those set forth under “Risk Factors” in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Moreover, we caution against placing undue reliance on these statements, which speak only as of the date they were made. The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances, new information or otherwise. Keep Reading
Its unique design promotes safety during patient transport
CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 6, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Healthcare providers often transport bariatric patients from one room to another in beds that are powered by integrated universal transport systems. Traditional systems propel beds forward and backward, yet caregivers continued to struggle when maneuvering around corners and in tight spaces. With increasing regulation around staff injuries related to lifting and overextension, Joerns Healthcare is delivering an innovative solution: the Chauffeur™ Universal Transport System with the world’s first side-to-side drive. The Chauffeur, a four-way directional transport system, was designed to improve bed maneuverability, improve staff efficiency and prevent injury during patient transport.
Chauffeur’s power not only propels beds forward and backward, but Joerns’ exclusive SideShift feature also moves the bed side to side. This minimizes the effort required to reposition beds in rooms and elevators and reduces the need for two attendants.
“The Chauffeur is one of a kind,” said Jim Mulligan, Healthcare Beds Product Manager for Joerns Healthcare. “There is no need to strain to reposition the bed. Caregivers can now navigate with ease.
“By transporting patients in bed and avoiding patient transfers, facilities can reduce staff back injuries, patient skin injuries and patient anxiety,” Mulligan explained. “The Chauffeur equips providers with an effective and intuitive tool to make bed transport significantly easier, safer and more efficient than ever before.”
With safe and efficient powered transport, more emphasis can be placed on personalized patient care. Keep Reading
LONDON, April 6, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — “The offshore support vessel market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.92%, from 2017 to 2022.”
The offshore support vessel market is projected to reach USD 20.15 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 4.92%, from 2017 to 2022. Offshore support vessels are ships that are used for transporting supplies, equipment, and personnel to offshore oil & gas production facilities. Increasing focus on offshore field exploration and development, particularly in the deepwater sector, all around the globe is a major driver for the offshore support vessel market. The discovery of large oil reserves in the offshore regions of South-East Asia and Africa are other major drivers for this market.
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“The North American market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR, from 2016 to 2021.”
North America is the largest market, by value, for offshore support vessels, followed by Asia-Pacific. The North American market is also projected to be the fastest growing market, during the forecast period, owing to continuing production and exploration activities, particularly in the U.S. and the Gulf of Mexico. As oil prices remain stable, the North American market will grow at the highest pace, as it will witness the quickest rise in exploration and production spending in response to any future recovery in oil prices, with its well-developed offshore industry and status as a low-risk investment region.
“AHTS Vessels: The largest segment for offshore support vessels” Keep Reading
NEW YORK, April 6, 2017 /360WiseNews/ —
The global non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) market is projected to reach USD 2.88 billion by 2021 from USD 1.35 billion in 2016, at a CAGR of 16.4% from 2016 to 2021.
The major factors driving the growth of this market include the growing preference for non-invasive techniques over invasive methods, rising focus on reimbursement for NIPT, launch of new and advanced NIPT products, and increasing maternal age (associated with growth in the risk of chromosomal abnormalities in babies). Furthermore, untapped emerging markets are expected to offer potential growth opportunities to players operating in the NIPT market during the forecast period.
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By product, the non-invasive prenatal testing market is segmented into consumables and instruments. In 2016, the consumables segment accounted for the largest share of the market. The high demand due to the recurring requirement of consumables as compared to instruments is a key driver for the growth of this product segment.
On the basis of method, the market is segmented into ultrasound detection, biochemical screening tests, fetal cells in maternal blood tests, and cell-free DNA in maternal plasma tests. The ultrasound detection segment dominated the market in 2016. However, the cell-free DNA in maternal plasma tests segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR. This is mainly attributed to the increasing demand for cf-DNA based techniques in NIPT testing and rising government initiatives to provide prenatal services.
On the basis of application, the market is segmented into Trisomy, microdeletion syndrome, and other applications. Trisomy commands the largest and fastest-growing application segment of the global market in 2016. This is attributed to factors such as increasing maternal age and rising incidence of chromosomal abnormalities. Keep Reading