Sunday, May 19 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:27:13 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
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Sunday, May 19 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:24:08 GMT
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Sunday, May 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:33:10 GMT
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Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.Full Story >
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Industry expects improved safety regulations and enforcement efforts by Chinese government to provide foundation for the market's on-going development
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Widespread fears of terrorism and disease in the early 2000s caused a boom in the respiratory protection market leading to a surge in demand and funding. However, as the occurrence of such events has decreased, demand has leveled off. Improved safety regulations and enforcement efforts by Chinese government agencies are expected to offset this reduction in demand.
Frost & Sullivan's Chemicals, Materials & Food practice (www.frost.materials.com) finds that the respiratory protection market earned revenue of $405.3 million in 2011 and estimates this to reach $610.4 million in 2016.
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Established Chinese companies normally do not sell high-end respirators, rather, tend to participate in the low-end segments that require less technology, such as disposable or non-disposable respirators. As a result, low-end segments are highly saturated with several small competitors. These companies usually do not have strong financial portfolios and struggle to survive due to meager profit margins.
Participation by these companies in product research and development is minimal, which has hindered the development of the Chinese respiratory protection market. Additionally, some foreign manufacturers do not feature their full line of products in China, as they do not believe that the demand is high enough for expensive products. However, certain companies such as Scott Health and MSA have started to offer some of their high-end products in the Chinese market.
"Previous quality control standards in China were inadequate, thus increasing the transaction costs that end users incurred when selecting and testing respiratory protection," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Roland Heinze. "As a result, inexpensive products dominated the market and lowered the quality of respirators in China relative to that of Europe and the U.S."
Over the past ten years, Chinese regulatory agencies have increased their efforts to develop improved standards for respiratory protection. Standards which are over five years old have been revised, along with new ones created, keeping in mind the technical requirements and testing methods under American, European, and International Safety Organization (ISO) standards. Competition under new policy is expected to encourage suppliers to adhere to higher quality control standards in order to remain competitive in the market. These factors will lower transaction costs for end users and increase the likelihood that the correct type of respiratory protection is used in suggested end applications.
As the Chinese market's distribution networks continue to develop, sales of more sophisticated products are expected to grow faster than those in more saturated, low-end segments, as these products have yet to grow in availability and find their way into being used more in suggested end applications. A younger workforce and modern safety norms have also generated an increase in end-user awareness regarding the benefits of respiratory protection, which will have a significant impact on future market growth.
"As foreign manufacturers are increasingly looking at the Chinese market for growth opportunities, sales of sophisticated products are predicted to grow faster than those in saturated, low-end segments," says Heinze. "Increased product variety is likely to have positive implications for market growth by allowing manufacturers to target high-end consumers and earn additional funds from them."
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Sunday, May 19 2013 4:02 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:02:29 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
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Sunday, May 19 2013 9:06 AM EDT2013-05-19 13:06:15 GMT
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Tuesday, May 7 2013 9:23 PM EDT2013-05-08 01:23:28 GMT
An Oregon City man said he was shot in the back while he was longboarding in his neighborhood Friday night. Zach Losness described something stinging his back as he rode his long board, a longer versionFull Story >
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CLEVELAND (AP) - Two state legislators want to end the requirement for two license plates on vehicles in Ohio and require only one per vehicle. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/15UkzDK) reportsFull Story >
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Sunday, May 19 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:51:38 GMT
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Saturday, May 18 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:05:48 GMT
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A monkey is on the loose in Clermont County. The State Game Warden of Neville, Ohio states that he is looking for a loose monkey. It is unclear at this time where the monkey came from. Any sightingsFull Story >
A monkey on the loose in Clermont County was shot from a tree on Saturday afternoon.
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
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Friday, May 17 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:18:36 GMT
FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as five people could be the first Cincinnati IRS employees to face disciplinary action for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status. Full Story >
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