Sunday , 24 September 2017

New lung transplant technique could save lives: study

PARIS: A new technique could help nearly double the precious few hours surgeons have to carry out lung transplants, raising hopes for saving more lives, said a study released Friday. Doctors typically rush to complete a transplant within about six hours of the lungs being taken from a donor, with …

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OIC condemns Houthi missile strike on Makkah

ISLAMABAD: Foreign ministers from member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday approved the appointment of Dr Yusuf Ahmad al Othaimeen as the association’s new secretary general at an emergency session that also condemned a recent Houthi missile attack, which Saudi Arabia claimed was aimed at Makkah. …

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South Korea blocks Google export of map data

LOS ANGELES: Just like credit cards, smartphones or search engines, autonomous cars will carry a trove of information about their owners as they make driving more comfortable, raising new concerns about privacy. Automakers are engaged in a fierce race to develop the first driverless car, which experts say should hit …

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Autonomous cars — “new oil” or “big brother”?

LOS ANGELES: Just like credit cards, smartphones or search engines, autonomous cars will carry a trove of information about their owners as they make driving more comfortable, raising new concerns about privacy. Automakers are engaged in a fierce race to develop the first driverless car, which experts say should hit …

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Microsoft leaders to see pay tied to diversity gains

HARESShare Tweet EmailMicrosoft on Thursday said it is looking to link some executive pay to team diversity gains as part of a drive to increase the number of women and minority workers. “We have the opportunity to create enduring, long-lasting change that can impact more than just our own interests, …

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Amazon video going global in Netflix challenge: report

Amazon is poised to challenge Netflix on the global stage with a massive expansion of its on-demand video streaming service, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Amazon Prime Video service is currently available in Austria, Britain, Germany, Japan and the United States, with a promise of availability soon in …

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Technology transfer: Chinese make way for new construction technology

LAHORE: Chinese investors have expressed keen interest in building a mega mall that will house modern construction equipment and enable transfer of modern construction technology to Pakistan. The interest was expressed by a seven-member delegation of Chinese investors representing Shandong SKL International Trade Limited, led by Shanfeng Xu, in a …

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ISLAMABAD:The government has paid Rs65 billion in markup on the Rs136.45-billion syndicated term financing facility taken to repay debt of state-owned power distribution companies. The interest was being paid from the revenues collected by the distribution companies from power consumers in the shape of debt servicing surcharge. The disclosure was …

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Senate panel objects to seizure of Benami properties

ISLAMABAD: A Senate panel on Wednesday objected to the confiscation of Benami properties under a proposed law, frustrating a move initiated to prevent people from keeping assets in others’ names – a practice that has been going on for decades to hide ill-gotten money. The Senate Standing Committee on Finance …

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Market watch: Stocks close little changed in volatile trade

KARACHI: Sui The bourse ended Thursday’s session flat as political tensions relatively subsided after Panama leaks hearing was adjourned till November 29. At close, the Pakistan Stock Exchange’s benchmark KSE 100-share Index recorded a slight rise of 0.02% or 7.33 points to end at 42,411.80. Elixir Securities analyst Faisal Bilwani …

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