ProNazi posters discovered at BC university on Remembrance Day

first_imgVANCOUVER – Officials at the University of British Columbia says pro-Nazi posters have been found on the school’s Vancouver campus.Philip Steenkamp, UBC’s vice-president of external relations, says in a statement that the “disturbing” posters were discovered on War Memorial Gym on Saturday.The university was hosting Remembrance Day ceremonies in the gym that morning.Photos of the posters obtained by the Ubyssey student newspaper show what appears to be images of Nazis with the words “the true heroes of WW2.”Steenkamp says campus security took down the posters as soon as they were made aware of them.He says the university takes incidents of hate and racism very seriously.B’nai Brith Canada issued a statement on Sunday condemning those who put the posters up.“Once again, we see anti-Semitism and neo-Nazism raising their ugly heads at a B.C. university,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada.“These disturbing incidents constitute a threat to Jewish students and other minorities on campus, as well as an unforgivable insult to Canadian veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice to defeat Nazi tyranny.”The B’nai Brith statement and Ubyssey reported that the RCMP were investigating, but the Mounties did not immediately respond to phone calls and emails requesting confirmation.last_img read more

Crown asks for assessment after alleged gunman claims temporary insanity

first_imgFREDERICTON – Alleged Fredericton gunman Matthew Raymond’s claims of temporary insanity have prompted the Crown to seek a psychological assessment to determine if he is able to stand trial.In a court outburst last week, Raymond said he should be “exonerated” immediately because of temporary insanity. He said he has evidence that will show his innocence in the deaths of Fredericton police constables Sara Burns and Robb Costello, and civilians Donnie Robichaud and Bobbie Lee Wright.The four were gunned down Aug. 10 outside an apartment complex in the city; Raymond is charged with four counts of first-degree murder.“I had concerns based upon what he had said in court,” Crown prosecutor Darlene Blunston told Judge Julian Dickson Monday of her request for an assessment to determine if Raymond was not criminally responsible at the time of the offence.“The Crown’s position will be that the accused has put his mental capacity for criminal intent into issue, as well as the fact that the accused has raised the issue of fitness, based primarily on his utterances in court,” she said.In court Monday, the 48-year-old Raymond motioned to Dickson that he wished to speak again.Wearing an orange jump suit and oversized grey sweatshirt, Raymond stood and addressed the court, saying he had tried to fire his lawyer, Nathan Gorham, four times and “now it’s going to be five times.”“What happened in the past is something else, but right now I know what’s been going on,” he said.Another defence lawyer, Spencer MacInnis, asked the court for a bit of time to prepare for the Crown’s application.Dickson will hear the application next Monday for a psychological assessment that Blunston said will take 60 days.The lawyers and family members of the victims refused comment as they left the courthouse.Raymond is alleged to have fired from his apartment window with a long gun, killing two civilians as they loaded a car for a trip, and two police officers who responded to the scene.Costello, 45, was a 20-year police veteran with four children, while Burns, 43, had been an officer for two years and was married with three children.Robichaud, 42, had three children and had recently entered into a relationship with 32-year-old Wright when they were killed.Last Monday, Raymond had interrupted his lawyer to address the judge.“Your honour, may I interrupt? I have something really important to say, I have a statement to make,” Raymond said during that appearance.“I should not have been in prison at all. I am not guilty due to at least temporary insanity. The evidence is all right there … it shows exactly what has happened. I am not guilty.”Former friends and acquaintances of Raymond have offered varying memories of the accused murderer, ranging from a boy who retreated into video games, a pleasant supermarket co-worker and an increasingly isolated loner in recent years.Some business owners have described Raymond as becoming reclusive and occasionally unpleasant in the year before the alleged shootings.last_img read more

Vote2019 Truth and Reconciliation still important to Indigenous voters according to poll

first_imgKathleen MartensAPTN NewsA new poll commissioned by APTN shows candidates can still win over Indigenous voters by making good on the concept of reconciliation.“More than half or one in six are undecided,” said Sarah Roberton, vice-president of corporate and public affairs, at Environics Research in Ottawa.Indigenous peoples comprise less than five per cent of Canada’s population but their vote helped propel Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to victory in 2015.Now, that isn’t the case.“Intention to vote Liberal has dropped substantially,” said the poll.“Conservatives and Greens have retained most of their 2015 support. Almost half of those who previously voted Liberal would now vote for another party.”Voting The survey of 1,024 Indigenous peoples in all provinces and territories was conducted for APTN between September 4 and 13Read More: #Vote2019: Climate change and drinking water top Indigenous issues in federal election“One in five are planning to vote Liberal in the current election, down from half who reported voting for the Liberals federally in 2015,” the poll found.“A higher proportion (26 per cent) now plan to vote Conservative; the NDP (17 per cent) and the Green Party (16 per cent) are tied for third, while four per cent will vote for another party and one in six (16 per cent) are undecided.”Roberton noted the results show support for the Liberals was down even before Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal.“Those who feel they could change their mind tend to favour the NDP or Greens as a second choice,” the poll said.Three-quarters of those surveyed said “truth & reconciliation issues” are very or extremely important in deciding their vote.For the purpose of the survey, those issues were treaty rights, Aboriginal title and the subject of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.Voting and Reconciliation Survey respondents see little difference between how the parties treat other issues important to them like the environment, quality of life, and economic problems.“However, belief that is does not matter which party wins because they’ll take the same approach to the environment and to Truth & Reconciliation is higher among Conservative supporters than supporters of other parties,” the poll said.Roberton said the polling sample was comparable to other election surveys.“A thousand interviews with any group in Canada is a more than adequate sample size,” she said in a telephone interview from Ottawa“We’re confident standing behind the results.”Read more: #Vote2019: Climate change and drinking water top Indigenous issues in federal electionkmartens@aptn.ca@katmartelast_img read more

Womens Gymnastics Ohio State gears up for coed meet against Penn State

OSU gymnastics team celebrates senior Kaitlyn Hofland, who earned a career high of 9.925 on uneven parallel bars during 2018 season premiere after recovery from shoulder surgery. She competed against Minnesota and Illinois State Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at St. John Arena. Credit: Megan Russell | Senior Lantern ReporterAfter coming in first in a quad-meet on the road Saturday, the Ohio State women’s gymnastics team (5-3, 2-2 Big Ten) returns to Columbus, ready for a match with Penn State at 6 p.m. Friday. But it won’t be facing the Nittany Lions alone.The Ohio State men’s gymnastics team also will compete against Penn State in a co-ed meet.“It’s exciting because we train side-by-side with them every day, so to be able to be in the same meet and cheer each other on is a really special thing for the athletes,” head coach Meredith Paulicivic said. “That being said, it’s a conference meet, it’s important for both of us, the men and the women, so I think all of us are preparing to go out there and be ready and have a good competition, but also support one another.”Like the Buckeyes, who posted a 195.850 total score in their last meet, Penn State (2-3, 1-3 Big Ten) has seen a similar slow start to its season. It has improved in its last few meets, taking a victory against Michigan State on Sunday with a 195.600 total score. With a potential win from the upcoming meet, both Ohio State and Penn State have a chance to advance one rank in the conference play.“They are a really good team, much like us,” freshman Morgan Lowe said. “We’re very back-to-back, and I think it’s actually going to be really cool to have such a challenge.” Ohio State also has a chance to crack the top 25 if it can come away with a win against Penn State.With the stakes so high for the meet, Paulicivic has tried to keep the team composed by giving them a light week of practice. The focus of the week was to improve routines and look at possible combinations in different event lineups.“This is that time of the year where it’s been going and going and going, and some people need a rest, and so we’ll put some other people in,” Paulicivic said. “So that’s kind of the plan for the rest of the month, we’ll continue to shift lineups around a lit bit and rest people as needed.”Entering the competition against Penn State, the plan for the Buckeyes is to stay focused.“I think keeping that momentum going is kind of important, and not really thinking of hitting 24/24, and just getting in there and doing what we know how to do,” junior Jamie Stone said. read more

Rose Hall Martyrs Day to be commemorated

Plans are in train to commemorate the 15 Rose Hall Martyrs at the national level, at the Monument site situated at Rose Hall, Canje. March 13 marks the 104th Anniversary.On Friday, March 03, members of East Canje Humanitarian Association, along with the East Canje Development Association and the Regional Chairman David Armogan met with officials from the Ministry of Education to coordinate activities for the Rose Hall Martyrs Day activity which is planned for March 15th, 2017. Also in attendance at the coordinating meeting were representatives of National Trust and the Department of National Events.The East Canje Humanitarian organizational head, Kawalpattie Dayaram (Brahash) said “while we normally host a regional event we are happy to join with all other stakeholders to honour our fallen 15 Martyrs.” She was emphatic that “it is important that we remember our history not only at the local but also at the national level because the struggle was an example of what our fore-parents fought for so that we can have a better life under better conditions for sugar workers and by extension Guyana,” she said.During the meeting she was adamant in stating that “long live Rose Hall Sugar estate and we are throwing our full support behind this venture to ensure its success. We are happy that the Government has taken the initiative to consult with and include us as the founders of this event.”Also present at that meeting were the Canje Development Association members headed by Mr. Mohammed Akeel who expressed elation at the move to remember the Martyrs at the national level.The two groups have been the stalwarts that ensured that the Martyrs were remembered over the years, and are considered as the standard bearers for ensuring that the Martyrs are not forgotten.A surviving relative of the Martyrs, Dr. Fred Sukdeo and his family, whose grandfather Nabur age 75 was among the casualties on that faithfull March 13, 1913 date.The last memorial was held on March 25, 2015 and commenced with a road march by officials and invitees to the memorial site where a monument was unveiled in memory of the fallen sugar workers.The monument was dedicated to honour the memory of the 15 indentured laboures of the Rose hall Estate who were killed by Police on March 13, 1913 and were buried in a mass grave for seeking a better life. These sugar workers who made the supreme sacrifice for demanding a better life were Motey Khan, Bholay, Sohan, Hulas, Badri, Jugai, Sadula, Sarjoo, Lalji, Durga, Gafur, Roopan, Juggoo and Nibur (all male) and Gobindei, the lone female.In an effort to secure a better life on the sugar plantation, laborers on the Rose Hall estate protested the retraction of a four days holiday awarded to them for a good grinding season. They therefore refused an order from the Plantation Manager Mr. Smith, to p0lant cane on those days. This led to a formal complaint to the immigration officer. In exchange for the charges levied against them to be dropped, Mr. Smith demanded that they pay legal cost. The laborers offered to pay in installments but management refused and the case went to the Magistrate’s court on February, 7, 1913.Hundreds of immigrant laborers filled the Reliance Magistrate’s court where the men were found guilty of instigating resistance to work. The workers protested the verdict and management threatened to transfer the protesting families to distant plantations. The threat caused the workers to raise the level of their protest. Warrants were issued for the leaders and on March 13, 1913 the police attempted to execute the warrants.  The workers resisted and the police opened fire injuring 56 persons and killing 15 workers.The monument where the wreath laying takes place was erected in 2014 and was conceptualized and designed by the National Trust.The location is purported to be the grave site of the slain workers and features additional structures around the main monument to represent each of the 15 martyrs.“This Memorial, like many others, is a reminder of our nation’s history and the struggles endured by our ancestors who struggled for our ultimate freedom. As such it is imperative that we ensure their continuity and preservation,” a National Trust of Guyana Official stated.To this end, the Ministry of Education undertakes to promote and safeguard the nation’s heritage and patrimony, and urges the members of the community to take an active role in ensuring the long term survival of Guyana’s legacy by exercising care and respect at all times when visiting monuments and heritage sites such as this monument.According to a statement from the Education Ministry, this year’s observation will feature presentations from President David Granger, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Regional Chairman Mr. David Armogan. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related read more

Découverte dun site de lâge du bronze dans le LoiretCher

first_imgDécouverte d’un site de l’âge du bronze dans le Loir-et-CherMenées sur le chantier d’une déviation routière à Contres, dans le Loir-et-Cher, des fouilles archéologiques ont permis de mettre au jour un site datant de l’âge du bronze. Une découverte qui confirme l’idée selon laquelle la ville de Contres fut à cette période, l’une des plus grandes métropoles d’Europe du Nord.Si les archéologues n’ont pas découvert de maison d’habitation sur ce site, les Fosses plates, ils ont mis au jour des vestiges de bâtiments annexes, tels qu’un grenier sur poteau ou les restes de ce qui entre 950 et 850 avant J.-C., fut sans doute un four, ou une cuve de tannage, rapporte le site de la Nouvelle République. Des archéologues de l’Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives (Inrap) mènent des recherches afin de découvrir ce à quoi servait exactement cette structure. À lire aussiLe pharaon Toutânkhamon n’était sans doute pas celui que l’on croitLoin d’être la première découverte archéologique faite à Contres, ce site en très bon état de conservation, confirme que cette ville du Loir-et-Cher “a sans doute été une des plus grandes métropoles d’Europe du Nord au moment de l’âge du bronze. Il existe d’ailleurs certainement un centre de pouvoir dans les parages “, souligne l’archéologue responsable du site, Hélène Froquet-Uzel. En mai dernier, une nécropole comptant quelque 200 sépultures avait été mise au jour sur ce même tracé de la déviation de Contres, tandis que dans la commune voisine de Fresnes, c’est un important dépôt d’objets de bronze qui avait été découvert. “On a rarement des densités aussi fortes sur ces périodes, notamment parce que seules les personnes d’un rang élevé disposaient de sépultures. Le jour où le centre de pouvoir va apparaître, il va certainement être d’une qualité exceptionnelle”, estime Hélène Froquet-Uzel.Grâce à ces découvertes, de nouvelles recherches devraient permettre la reconstitution de l’environnement de cette époque.Le 31 mars 2011 à 15:05 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Chelsea happy about Tottenham rematch says Zola

first_imgChelsea will face Tottenham in the EFL Cup semifinals and Zola says the Blues are happy to get a rematch against the Spurs, who recently defeated them in the Premier League.Gianfranco Zola – Chelsea’s assistant manager – expressed his team’s joy of advancing to the ECL Cup semi-finals, especially against the Spurs. Zola said it’ll be a different game than their recent EPL loss to Tottenham, saying “too many players underpeformed” last time around.“We’re happy because some time ago they gave us a football lesson and we’re looking forward to challenging them again,” Zola told reporters, according to FourFourTwo.“I’m sure it’ll be a different game. There are a lot of proud players and they want to play this game and show that we were not the ones that played that game.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“Too many players underperformed and were hurt. We are pleased that we will play them and we can’t wait.”Eden Hazard’s late winner ended Bournemouth’s hopes at Stamford Bridge and pushed the Belgium striker to 99 goals in all competitions Chelsea. Zola hopes Hazard will resist any offers to leave the Blues and continue to shine at Stamford Bridge.“He is certainly one of the players who has given this club a lot of satisfaction,” Zola said.“And, considering he is only 27, if he stays a long time he can be only bigger. I hope he achieves great things for us in the future.”last_img read more

Lloris thinks Tottenham can compete without Harry Kane

first_imgNow that the extent of Harry Kane’s injury has been revealed, Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris is convinced that the Spurs can cope without their skipper.As we all know from last Sunday’s match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, striker Harry Kane left the pitch after a nasty tackle that made him sprain his ankle and will be out of competition for at least a full month.Manager Mauricio Pochettino already spoke about how unfortunate this new injury was, many Spurs fans are even afraid of how badly the squad may perform without their best player.But goalkeeper Hugo Lloris doesn’t think that people should be this negative, he is convinced that the squad has what it takes to compete against all the club that will face Tottenham in the upcoming calendar month and Harry Kane’s absence won’t affect them that much.The Spurs have a relatively easy calendar apart from the crucial Carabao Cup match against Chelsea next week, they will certainly miss Harry Kane for this match and his absence could bring the squad’s morale down for such a crucial game.But Lloris wanted to send a message to all the fans, and to the players as well because the club’s whole season depends in this month without their top player.Lloris: @SpursOfficial ready to fight for titles without Kane https://t.co/vyK5KJMe0h pic.twitter.com/bEoizH6yEo— Premier League News (@BarclaysLeague) January 15, 2019“We all know how important Harry is in our team, but he is not all of our team,” said Lloris via Four Four Two.“Football is about the team and every player is ready to help the team.”“In football, during the season, you have ups and downs and you have to always adapt to those and we will see about ‘H’. But I think everybody is ready and the most important thing is the mind: being ready to fight, being ready to help, being ready to compete. It is better when you have all your best players on the field, but that can happen here or it can happen at other clubs.”“Every season is different. Every player is different. With or without him, we will see how we do. The most important thing is to prepare for the games as well as we can.”“We will see for Fulham in the next game with or without Harry, with or without Son [Heung-min]. Throughout the whole team you have important players but the main thing is the collective.”“It is the only way to get trophies. It is not about one or two players, but, as you know, we all know the importance of ‘H’. We are still involved in all competitions, the main thing is to finish in the top four. We said this from the beginning and we don’t change our mind,” he concluded.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.Hugo Lloris reveals Tottenham’s new target after Man Utd defeat – and with Harry Kane injured https://t.co/hraysz10lw pic.twitter.com/izYtIn1yah— Cleansheet (@Cleansheet) January 14, 2019The upcoming Premier League for next weekend for Tottenham Hotspur will be a London Derby against Fulham, this will be the very first match without Kane.Then they have to play against Chelsea in that Carabao Cup semifinal that we mentioned, the Spurs will have to play against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup three days later, and then they will have three consecutive Premier League matches.The first two will be at home against Watford and Newcastle United, two relatively easy matches.The third Premier League match before the full month without Kane passes will also be at home against Leicester City, but the major concern for all the Spurs fans will be the next match exactly one month after Kane’s injury.As we all know, Tottenham will have to face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday 13 February and the plan is to have Kane fully recovered by then.The Spurs are looking to get past the Round of 16 in the competition, but they are facing one of the most dangerous squads in European football this season.Not having their best player in top form will be complicated, but he will do everything in his power to be available.Los 1⃣1⃣ de hoy: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane.#VamosSpurs 👊 pic.twitter.com/y4GMmEsHQY— Tottenham Hotspur (@Spurs_ES) January 13, 2019How do you think Tottenham will do without Harry Kane in the next month? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Wilson leads Stonier in 17th race

first_imgElection results in state and Clark County races can be found at www.columbian.com/election. Republican legislative candidate Lynda Wilson held a slight edge over Democratic incumbent Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, on Tuesday night. “I’ve been behind on election night before. There is still tomorrow,” Stonier said after the first general election returns showed her trailing 48.8 percent to Wilson’s 51 percent. In 2012, Stonier won her first term to the state House by 140 votes. Although Republicans overall had a good election night Tuesday, Stonier noted that the 17th District has “bucked trends in the past.“You can’t make predictions in the 17th,” she said. Wilson did not return a call seeking comment. In the other legislative districts, Tuesday night was a good one for incumbents, all of whom defeated their challengers. Harris defeats McCluskeyRepublican Paul Harris successfully defended his seat against Democratic challenger and political newcomer Richard McCluskey. Harris is minority whip in the House, a position he believes will help Southwest Washington residents. Harris captured 60 percent of the early returns to McCluskey’s 39 percent. Harris said he’s looking forward to tackling some tough issues this session, including how to adequately fund the state’s public schools. “I hope we don’t wait until the bitter end. We need to do the hard stuff first,” Harris said Tuesday. Vick, Pike, Wylie, Moeller winRepublican Brandon Vick of Felida also won a second term Tuesday night. Vick, who has touted his seats on six different legislative committees, including government accountability and appropriations, opposed the Columbia River Crossing and is against raising taxes in order to satisfy a state Supreme Court ruling to adequately fund the state’s public schools.Early returns Tuesday night showed Vick with 61 percent of the vote; his Democratic challenger Mike Briggs had 38 percent. “We worked our tails off this election, we knocked on 15,000 doors and it looks like it paid off,” Vick said Tuesday. In the race for the 18th District, Position 2, House seat, voters chose Republican incumbent Liz Pike of Camas over Democrat Maureen Winningham. Pike was also an elected freeholder who opposed the Clark County charter. She also opposed the Columbia River Crossing but later joined forces with state Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, to create a bistate bridge coalition. Pike did not return a call seeking comment. State Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, will add to her long political résumé by serving another term. Voters elected her over Republican challenger Anson Service.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly February 24 2015

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioSec. Jewell On The Hot Seat In Murkowski’s CommitteeLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCSen. Lisa Murkowski confronted Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The subject was the president’s proposed budget for the Interior Department. But Murkowski used the occasion to bash Jewell for recent department decisions blocking oil development on the North Slope.As Pot Becomes Legal, Alaska Communities Rush For Short-Term LawsZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageAs of Tuesday it is no longer a crime to possess or transport up to an ounce of marijuana in the state of Alaska. However, the rule change is still a long way from the fully legal and regulated market that voters passed with Ballot Measure 2. And as state entities work to develop comprehensive new laws on a new commodity, municipalities are rushing to find shorter-term public safety solutions.Trial Challenging Restrictions For Medicaid-Funded Abortions Continues In Anchorage Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageState attorneys are about to finish questioning witnesses for the defense in a trial that could determine whether or not the state removes some restrictions for Medicaid – funded abortions for low income women.Diomede Enters More than One Month Without Flights Matthew Smith, KNOM – NomeIt’s now been a full month since regular helicopter service was halted to the remote Bering Strait community of Little Diomede. The aviation company flying to the island village says a combination of mechanical issues and weather is keeping flights from resuming—and residents say they’re getting by despite just one delivery of mail and cargo in the last month.Bethel Reacts to Walker Administration’s firing of DA Daysha Eaton, KYUK – BethelBethel Community members are reacting to the Walker Administration’s firing of District Attorney, June Stein. While working in the office Sunday, Stein received a letter, delivered from a Deputy Attorney General of her quote “impending release.” The state is not explaining why she’s being fired.Community Members Want Action From Muni To Get More Detox Facilities Anne Hillman, KSKA – AnchoragePeople packed the pews at the First Covenant Church in Anchorage on Monday evening to discuss the municipality’s lack of detox facilities. The city of 300,000 people has only 14 detox beds. Before 2000, there were 34.Bill Changes Alaska Lawmakers’ Per Diem RulesAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauA week after filing a bill that would prohibit legislators from collecting per diem when not in the capital, Rep. Harriet Drummond has pledged to return some of her own daily allowance.With Troop Cuts Looming, Anchorage Officials Turn Out Crowd Zachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchroageSeveral hundred people turned out last night to show support for the military in Alaska and speak against potential troop reductions.Southeast Alaska King Salmon Head North In Search Of Cooler Waters Robert Woolsey, KCAW – SitkaSome king salmon reared in Southeast Alaska are traveling farther north as ocean temperatures rise. This news was delivered to the Alaska Board of Fisheries as their spring meeting opened in Sitka Monday afternoon.last_img read more

Warburg Pincus acquires airline services group Accelya Dubaibased Mercator and Accelya to

first_imgBarcelona-based Accelya, a leading provider of financial and commercial solutions to the airline industry, and Dubai-based Mercator, a global provider of product-enabled solutions to the travel and transportation industry, announced their intention to merge. Will Bharat Financial merge with IndusInd Bank? Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Accelya Kale Solutions Ltd, the Accelya Group entity listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange in India, disclosed in a regulatory filing on Saturday that Warburg Pincus, the US-based private equity firm, will be the majority shareholder in the combined company following its acquisition of Accelya from Chequers Capital. Warburg Pincus had acquired a majority stake in Mercator in 2014. The US private equity group was reportedly in exclusive talks to buy Accelya for €650 million. With the recent disclosure, it has been confirmed that Warburg Pincus bought Accelya from Chequers Capital. However, financial details of the deal were immediately not available.Mumbai-headquartered Accelya Kale Solutions, formerly known as Kale Consultants Ltd, became part of the Accelya Group in 2011. The company provides solutions to the airline and travel industry. Together, Accelya and Mercator will offer a broadened product portfolio with complementary offerings including revenue accounting, revenue management and revenue assurance, cargo management, payment solutions, data analytics, cost management and commercial solutions. It will have a global footprint and more than 400 clients worldwide, including 250 airlines. The combined entity will have pro forma annual revenues in excess of $200 million. Adarsh Sarma, managing director of Warburg Pincus, said: “We see very compelling growth opportunities in the combination of Accelya and Mercator. Together, these two best-in-class companies will provide an improved and broadened suite of products and services to their customers whilst continuing to be at the forefront of new product innovation and development.”The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017. Warburg Pincus was advised by Citi (M&A) and Freshfields (legal counsel). Accelya and Chequers Capital were advised by Evercore and BNP Paribas (M&A) and Ashurst (legal counsel). On Friday, shares of Accelya Kale Solutions traded at Rs 1,608, down 1 per cent from their previous close.last_img read more

Ruling On Deferred Action Frustrates Undocumented Community

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:22 Listen X Al OrtizUndocumented immigrants and advocates watched the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision live at the Houston office of Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle, commonly known as FIEL by its acronym in Spanish.The U.S. Supreme Court is in a deadlock over President Obama’s executive order to protect millions of immigrants from deportation.The tie decision leaves in place another ruling from a Texas judge that put the president’s plan on hold and members of the local immigrant community feel frustrated about it.A couple of undocumented families gathered at the Houston office of Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle, commonly known as FIEL by its acronym in Spanish, to follow the Supreme Court’s ruling live.Hilda Espinosa was one of them.Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Espinosa is 38-years-old and has lived in Houston for 19 years.She has two children who have been born in the United States and wants to apply for the program known as DAPA, which stands for Deferred Action for Parental Accountability.Espinosa was in dismay when she learned about the court’s decision.“We were hoping for something in our favor. It’s very sad seeing when they tell you can’t go forward, your dreams end in a bad way,” she explained.Immigration experts estimate about 200,000 undocumented immigrants who live in the Greater Houston area may qualify for deferred action programs.Cesar Espinosa, FIEL’s founder and executive director, noted the court’s decision will have repercussions.“It’s a very big deal,” Espinosa said of the ruling “because a lot of families are still going to be left in limbo. They’re still going to be left with possible deportations, but we are going to continue to work with these families so that we can protect them and defend them against any sort of deportation.”Texas top government officials praised the ruling.Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement that DAPA and the expanded version of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, program are an “unauthorized abuse of presidential power.”Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called the court’s ruling “a major victory for Texas.”Abbott filed the lawsuit that started the legal battle over deferred action in December of 2014 when he was the state’s attorney general.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner indicated in a statement that the legal process over the expanded DACA and DAPA “has been bad for the economy, hurts families and has stalled desperately needed changes to the federal government’s immigration policies.” Sharelast_img read more

Shun social media to kill loneliness

first_imgIf you think that no other age group is more vulnerable to loneliness than the elderly, go check your backyard. The mammoth rise of the internet and emergence of various social media platforms have left many young Indians – some as young as 14 — socially isolated, lonely and, eventually, in the grip of chronic depression that can take their lives. Not just leading to suicidal tendencies, the feeling of being lonely can make you sick, very sick if not addressed clinically and socially well in time. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’According to Dr Samir Parikh, director, (mental health and behavioural sciences) at Fortis Healthcare in the capital, loneliness can be a trigger to self-suicidal ideation in young people. It can also affect their overall well-being. “Loneliness can affect you physically and psychologically – draining people and leaving a huge vacuum in their life, thus putting them at suicide risk,” said Parikh. Although in some cases, forming communities and groups on social media can be helpful but the social media can never be a substitute for the real human experience, he added. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“Total social isolation in young people can lead to depression, increase the chances of Alzheimer’s later in life and chances of death by suicide or increased physical ailments,” Dr Madhuri Singh, a leading psychiatrist from Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital in Mumbai, said.In the virtual world, such lonely souls will, in fact, drift further away from the real interaction which is a must for the healthy functioning of mind and body, she added. The rise in internet and smartphone addiction among children is fast becoming a worrying trend for Indian parents. “I recently came across 14-year-old Tanay who was admitted to the psychiatric ward at the hospital as he could not switch off his mobile and was addicted to the social media. He was treated for screen de-addiction or else he could have suffered a serious mental disorder,” Dr. Sandeep Govil, consultant (mental health and behavioural sciences) at Saroj Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi, noted. According to a global research, loneliness leads to fight-or-flight stress that can ultimately affect the production of white blood cells. Essentially, lonely people have a less effective immune response and more inflammation than non-lonely people, a team from the University of Chicago and the University of California-Los Angeles found. “The ‘danger signals’ activated in the brain by loneliness ultimately affect the production of white blood cells. The resulting shift may both propagate loneliness and contribute to its associated health risks,” the researchers noted in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.According to Dr Sameer Malhotra, director (mental health and behavioural sciences) at Max Super Specialty Hospital, loneliness can add to distress, can be associated with self neglect and can trigger a host of psychosomatic problems.“Mind and body are closely intertwined through an array of neurochemicals, hormones and immune system. Stress associated with loneliness can lead to a host of physical problems. Unhealthy diet can also trigger physical problems,” said Malhotra. If not tackled, loneliness can kill. “Loneliness can damage your mental and physical health condition. Medical research has proven the fact of association between poor mental condition and the rate of suicides. A disturbed mental condition increases the risk of suicide in such patients,” Dr Govil stressed.Recently, a 20-year-old student, Nitin, came to Dr Malhotra. He was feeling lonely and homesick and had symptoms of depression and anxiety. Being on the social media did not help but actually aggravated his condition. “He was not eating properly and had lost five kg weight in a span of a month. Complaining of frequent crying spells, anxiety episodes, disturbed sleep and decreased concentration, he had started questioning the very purpose of life,” Dr Malhotra recalled. He was assessed in detail and the family was involved in the treatment process. Bonding with the family — alongside medication support — helped him get out of the state of loneliness within a month.According to Dr Malhotra, limit your time with smartphones and other gadgets as the vibes shared via direct personal communication have their own merit. Transitionally, being on Facebook may make a difference to your well-being.Loneliness takes a toll on your physical health as well where you tend to survive on unhealthy diets. Stress can culminate in the form of binge eating which is dangerous as you tend to eat unhealthy food. It can also lead to a condition of hypertension and lethargy.last_img read more

Forensic experts visit Nadia cracker factory

first_imgKolkata: A team of state forensic experts on Monday visited the fire crackers factory in Nadia and collected samples from there.The district police seized a huge amount of fire crackers from the factory, where an explosion took place on Sunday. Two persons, including a woman, were killed in the incident. The police and fire department have already found some serious lapses in the factory’s fire security. According to a senior police officer in the district, stern action will be taken against the owners of the factory, which had been operating without a fire clearance. Some local people staged a protest demonstration in front of the police officers on Monday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifePreliminary investigation suggests that an electrical short circuit might have led to the incident. The extent of the damage has not been ascertained yet. The local residents alleged that the fire crackers factory had been operating illegally in a congested area of Gangnapur in Nadia for a long time, but the district administration did not take any step against the illegal crackers factory. Police and fire officials came to know during investigation that the fire crackers factory did not have adequate fire fighting mechanism in place. The forensic team will be sending the collected samples to the laboratory, to ascertain the actual cause of the fire. Two persons ~ Rinku Mondal and Ranjit Biswas, died in a nearby hospital after they sustained serious burn injuries in the mishap. As many as 10 others were injured when the explosion took place. Some of the injured persons were stated to be in serious condition.last_img read more

Pankha exhibition cum sale to provide livelihood to artisans

first_imgHand fans are an integral part of Indian heritage. In the present day contemporary world, artistic creativity of individual artisans has converted a simple utilitarian item into handcrafted masterpieces.An exhibition featuring these Pankhas, traditional Indian fans and other related objects selected from the vast collection of eminent artist Jatin Das is going on at IGNCA. Curated by J D Centre for Arts and Tribes India, the artwork will be on display until June 24. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe Minister of Tribal Affairs, Jual Oram launched ‘The Pankha’ (Hand-fans) on May 29 at the Tribes India showroom in a glittering ceremony. The fans have been created by Tribes India through its artisans from all over the country. TRIFED would be showcasing and marketing these through its 97 retail outlets and e-portals. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister congratulated TRIFED for collaborating with JDCA for taking this initiative forward and providing marketing support to the tribal artisans – who are associated with this craft. This collaboration is expected to help revive this craft and provide livelihood opportunities for tribal artisans. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHe advised TRIFED to market this craft through various tribes India outlets located across the country and also e-commerce portals like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, GeM, etc. where TRIFED is already marketing other tribal handloom and handicraft products. He also commended the efforts of team TRIFED for this initiative and encouraged them to expand its marketing development activities and wished all success for achieving targets. The Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs said that she was delighted to be a part of the celebrations which represents our heritage in its finest form. The handmade Pankhas were a must in all households some years ago. The revival of this by TRIBES India and TRIFED is a commendable activity and she hopes that it will touch the hearts of the people of the country. Jaya Jaitley welcomed the initiative and stated that these handmade fans could also be supplied through TRIFED at various national and state functions where guests could use it to beat the heat. The noted painter, Jatin Das graced the function and went around the exhibition and patted the artisans, who had come from various States. He was delighted that TRIFED has taken up this job of promoting Pankhas and hoped that the collaboration with two organisations would promote the cultural heritage of the country both within and outside the country.The event also marked the launch of Tribes India Interior Design Studio.last_img read more

With GE SenoClaire Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Start Making Healthier Choices

first_imgSponsored Content | Videos | Breast Imaging | August 10, 2015 With GE SenoClaire Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Start Making Healthier Choices Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017 VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, discusses the new CMS requirements for clinical decision support (CDS) appropriate use criteria (AUC) documentation in cardiac imaging starting on Jan. 1, 2018. He spoke at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today meeting. Read the article “CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders.” Mammography | April 15, 2019 VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, chief scientific advisor to DenseBreast-info.org and professor of radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, spoke with ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane about some of the proposed amendments to the language being used for mammography reporting and quality improvement.Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement” Recent Videos View all 606 items CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Cardio-oncology | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Characterization of Cardiac Structural Changes and Function Following Radiation Therapy Magid Awadalla, MBBS, is an advanced cardiac imaging research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been involved in an imaging study of cardiac changes from photon radiotherapy in breast cancer patients using serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The radiotherapy beams used to treat breast cancer pass close to the neighboring heart, which can cause cardiac cell damage leading to issues like heart failure later on. He spoke on the topic of cardio-oncology at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting. Breast Imaging | April 18, 2019 VIDEO: Age, Interval and Other Considerations for Breast Screening In a keynote lecture at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., dean’s professor of biostatistics at UC Davis Health, discussed risk-stratified breast cancer screening and its potential to improve the balance of screening benefits to harms by tailoring screening intensity and modality to individual risk factors.Read the article “How Risk Stratification Might Affect Women’s Health”Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement”Watch the VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. Parker said the goal is to give state regulators the the definitions needed to create oversight guidelines. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the AAPM 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Artificial Intelligence | March 28, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison Platform GE launched a new brand that covers artificial intelligence (AI) at the Radiological Socoety of North American (RSNA) 2018 meeting. The company showed several works-in-progress, including a critical care suite of algorithms and experimental applications for brain MR. Each is being built on GE’s Edison Platform. AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting Mahadevappa Mahesh, Ph.D., chief of medical physicist and professor of radiology and medical physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and treasurer of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains some of the trends in medical physics and new features of the AAPM 2019 meeting. Watch the related VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care — Interview with AAPM President Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., at the 2019 AAPM meeting. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Advanced Visualization | April 01, 2019 VIDEO: The GE iCenter Looks Toward the Future of New Technologies GE Healthcare goes beyond core equipment maintenance to help clients solve some of their most important asset and clinical performance challenges through digital solutions. Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Creating a Low-cost Radiotherapy System for the Developing World Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains how his center is working on a low-cost radiation therapy system for the developing world. The Nano-X system will use a fixed linac gantry and rotate the patient around the beam. This would lighten the weight of the system, reduce the need for room shielding, and cut the number iof moving parts to lower costs and ease maintanence. Liu spoke about the project in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Enterprise Imaging | March 27, 2019 VIDEO: GE Healthcare’s CCA Analytics Provides Governance for Enterprise Imaging GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive (CCA) Analytics, shown at RSNA 2018, works directly with the vendor neutral archive (VNA), allowing users to evaluate clinical, financial and operational processes across the healthcare system. The analytics solution shows how all of the different components of the archive and all of the imaging sources — departments, facilities and modalities — are working across the enterprise. Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019 Patient-first Innovations from Accuray at ASTRO 2018 At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-first innovations, including motion synchronization on Radixact, and the new CK VoLO, a fast optimizer on the CyberKnife system. Andrew Delao, senior director of marketing for Accuray, highlights the new features. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Artificial Intelligence | July 12, 2019 VIDEO: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence Khan Siddiqui, M.D., founder and CEO of HOPPR, discusses the economic advantages and costs presented by artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology, as well as potential strategies for healthcare providers looking to add AI to their armamentarium, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. Interventional Radiology | October 19, 2018 VIDEO: Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, explains how the department uses Yttrium-90 (Y90) embolization therapy to treat liver cancer.Find more content on Henry Ford Hospital Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Find more SCCT news and videos AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Technology Reports View all 9 items Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Utilization of PET For Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Raza Alvi, M.D., a research fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been involved in a study of a positron-emission tomography (PET) FDG radiotracer agent to image sarcoidosis. The inflammatory disease affects multiple organs and usually include abnormal masses or nodules (granulomas) consisting of inflamed tissues that can form in the heart. Alvi presented on this topic at American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting.  With GE SenoClaire Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Start Making Healthier ChoicesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Related Cardiac Sarcoidosis Content:ASNC and SNMMI Release Joint Document on Diagnosis, Treatment of Cardiac SarcoidosisNew PET-CT Scan Improves Detection in Rare Cardiac Condition25 Most Impactful Nuclear Cardiology ArticlesRecent Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging Technology Radiation Therapy | December 06, 2018 Technology Report: Patient-centered Care in Radiation Therapy Radiation therapy has become increasingly effective and safe as vendors continue to innovate technologies that benefit the patient. At ASTRO 2018, this patient-centric approach was exemplified and demonstrated not only in ways that match treatments to patients, but in how technologies can adjust to patient movement and anatomical changes, and to increase the precision of treatments. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr showcases several new technologies that are helping to advance this field.For additional patient-centered care coverage, see:Conversations with Greg Freiherr: The Accuray PhilosophyASTRO Puts Patients First Technology Reports | April 01, 2018 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017 ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 annual meeting.  AI was by far the hottest topic in sessions and on the expo floor at RSNA 2017. Here are links to related deep learning, machine learning coverage:Why AI By Any Name Is Sweet For RadiologyValue in Radiology Takes on Added Depth at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Deep Learning is Key Technology Trend at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of RadiologyVIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical ImagingHow Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging Related CT Technology Content:New CT Technology Entering the MarketVIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with David Bluemke, M.D.Expanding Applications for Computed TomographyVIDEO: Overview of Cardiac CT Trends and 2019 SCCT Meeting Highlights —Interview with Ron Blankstein, M.D., directVIDEO: 10 Tips to Improve Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with Quynh Truong, M.D.FFR-CT: Is It Radiology or Cardiology?VIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Using Advanced CT to Enhance Radiation Therapy Planning — Interview with Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D.VIDEO: Tips and Tricks to Aid Cardiac CT Technologist WorkflowManaging CT Radiation DoseVIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac CT Technology at SCCT 2017New Developments in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography at SCCT 2017VIDEO: Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based Medicine — Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.Advances in Cardiac Imaging Technologies at RSNA 2017VIDEO: The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next Decade — Interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.VIDEO: What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT Systems — Interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? Radiology Business | May 03, 2017 VIDEO: MACRA’s Impact on Cardiology Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and former president of both the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explains the impact of healthcare reform on cardiology and specifically on nuclear perfusion imaging.  Related content:VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice — Interview with Lawrence Tanenbaum, M.D.VIDEO: AI That Second Reads Radiology Reports and Deals With Incidental Findings — Interview with Nina Kottler, M.D.Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Click here to start the interactive tour. Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Find more SCCT news and videos Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, interventional radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, editor of IR Quarterly for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and on the Board of Directors for the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, explained how artificial intelligence (AI) can assist in pediatric imaging and the pitfalls of training AI systems. He spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference. Deep learning algorithms require large amounts of patient case data to train the systems to read medical images automatically without human intervention. However, in pediatrics, there are often much lower numbers of normal and abnormal scans that can be used compared to vast amounts of adult exams available. This makes it difficult to train systems, so AI developers are coming up with innovative new ways to train their software. Compounding issues with training pediatric imaging AI is that the normal ranges change very quickly for young children due to their rapid development. He explained what is normal for a 2-year-old may not be normal for a 5-year-old.Desai and other pediatric physicians who spoke at the conference said AI could have a big impact on pediatric imaging where there are not enough specialists for the increasing image volumes. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy.center_img Conference Coverage View all 396 items Find more SCCT news and videos RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018.  Women’s Health View all 62 items Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Find more news and videos from AAPM. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: MRI Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. Below is related MRI content:RSNA Technology Report 2015: Magnetic Resonance ImagingRecent Advances in MRI TechnologySoftware Advances in MRI TechnologyAdvances in Cardiac Imaging at RSNA 2016Recent Trends and Developments in Contrast MediaComparison Chart: MRI Wide Bore Systems (chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: MRI Contrast Agents(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: Cardiovascular MRI Analysis Software(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register) CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Information Technology View all 220 items Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017 VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), discusses advancements in nuclear imaging and some of the issues facing the subspecialty. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019 VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its ProFound AI for digital breast tomosynthesis technology might help in the interpretation of tomosynthesis exams. Rodney Hawkins, vice president of marketing for iCad, discusses how this technology can better help detect the cancer.Related content:Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AIRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. Artificial Intelligence | January 15, 2019 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2018 In Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AI, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Related Artificial Intelligence ContentTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial IntelligenceVIDEO: AI in Tumor Diagnostics, Treatment and Follow-upVIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Help Reduce Gadolinium Dose in MRIVIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Brachytherapy Systems | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: New Alpha Emitter Brachytherapy Seeds in Development Lior Arazi, Ph.D., assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, explains the potential benefits of a new Radium-224 brachytherapy seed technology he is helping develop. The technology uses high-dose alpha particles to kill cancer cells, but has a very short tissue penetration, so it can be placed very close to critical structures without causing collateral damage to healthy tissue. He discussed this technology in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Find more news and videos from AAPM. Related Articles on Y-90 Radiotherapy:Current Advances in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyA Look Ahead in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyRadioactive Bead Therapy Now Used for Head, Neck TumorsNCCN Guidelines Recommend Y-90 Microspheres for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treatment Related Enterprise Imaging Content:RSNA Technology Report 2017: Enterprise ImagingVIDEO: Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging StrategyFive Steps for Better Diagnostic Image ManagementVIDEO: Enterprise Imaging and the Digital Imaging Adoption ModelEnterprise Imaging to Account for 27 Percent of Imaging MarketVIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging WorkgroupVIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic CT Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), shares her insights on the latest advances in computed tomography (CT) imaging technology. She spoke at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She also did an interview at AAPM on her president’s theme for the 2019 meeting – VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care.Find more news and videos from AAPM. Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed Tomography Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: Implementing CZT SPECT Cardiac Protocols to Reduce Radiation Dose Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology. He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology.” Read the related articles “Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,”  and “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Radiation Therapy | February 21, 2019 VIDEO: Whole Versus Partial Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Christy Kesslering, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, about the different radiation therapy options for breast cancer patients offered at the center.Watch the VIDEOs Advancements in Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer and Multidisciplinary Treatment of Brain Tumors with Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research and CNS neuro-oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center.Additional videos and coverage of Northwestern Medicine SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It’s CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” Read the article “Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.” Information Technology | April 17, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Creating an Interoperability Strategy With Intellispace Enterprise Edition as the foundation, Philips Healthcare is connecting facilities and service areas within enterprises, while developing standards-based interoperability that preserves customers’ investments and best of breed systems.  Find more SCCT news and videos Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT SPECT cameras. Watch the VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, an iknterview with David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Read the related article “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Digital Pathology | July 11, 2019 VIDEO: Integrating Digital Pathology With Radiology Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains how the subspecialty of digital pathology has evolved in recent years, the benefits of integrating pathology and radiology, and how artificial intelligence (AI) may smooth the transition, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Artificial Intelligence | April 02, 2019 itnTV “Conversations:” What is Edison? At RSNA 2018, GE Healthcare formally presented Edison as the company’s new applications platform, designed to speed the delivery of precision care.  Radiation Oncology | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of a Fully Self-contained Brain Radiotherapy System Stephen Sorensen, Ph.D., DABR, chief of medical physics, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, explains the first commercial use of the Zap-X stereotactic radio surgery (SRS) brain radiotherapy system. The system uses a capsule-like shield to surround the gantry and patient, eliminating the need for expensive room build outs requiring vaults. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier and less expensive to acquire the treatment system. Sorensen spoke about this system in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D., University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health, interventional radiology fellow, is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab. Operators can use the conversational voice interface to retrieve information without breaking sterile scrub. The technology uses using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to rapidly provide information about device sizing and compatibility in IR.Seals spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference in Chicago in June. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Agfa Highlights its DR Solutions Agfa highlights how its digital radiography (DR) systems capture analytics data to help improve management of the radiology department, show ROI on DR investments, and explains how its image processing software works.  Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch the video “Technology Report: DR Systems.” Find more news and videos from AAPM. Artificial Intelligence | April 17, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence in Radiology — Are We Doomed? At the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief strategy officer for Atrium Health, discusses his new role with Atrium, the hype cycle of artificial intelligence (AI) and the key elements of getting AI in radiology — and in healthcare — right.Read the article “Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical Care”Listen to the podcast Is Artificial Intelligence The Doom of Radiology?, a discussion with Shrestha. Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Technology Report: Digital Radiography Systems Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of digital radiography (DR) advances at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2016 meeting. Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch a technology report sidebar video on new DR Systems technology. Information Technology | April 15, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Vital Images Helps Build Infrastructure for the Future Vital Images has developed a strategy that allows its customers to capture revenues that are otherwise missed while building the infrastructure for the future. In an interview with itnTV, Vital Images executives Larry Sitka and Geoffrey Clemmons describe how the company has reconciled this vision of the future with near-term realities. Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy.Watch part 1 of the interview at the 2019 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videoslast_img read more

Watch Costa Ricas three yes three goals in the victory over Uruguay

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica’s Óscar Duarte, the first Nicaraguan to score in the World Cup, receives wonderful homecoming celebration Costa Rica takes on Nicaragua on Wednesday afternoon in Ticos’ first match since World Cup Watch Bryan Ruiz’s historic goal against Italy from 3 different angles Costa Rica dominates Nicaragua, 3-0, in national team’s first match since World Cup Facebook Comments https://vine.co/v/MIKX9MamImAGoal no. 1: Joel Campbell equalizes at the 54th minute. Then he has a baby.https://vine.co/v/MIKpgtprFJdGoal no. 2: Nicaragua-born Oscar Duarte used his head for  the golazo to put the Ticos ahead 2-1 at the 57th minute. The first Nicaraguan to ever score in the World Cup was overcome by emotion after the goal.https://vine.co/v/MIKX9azaEjrGoal no. 3: Marco Ureña with the dagger at the 84th minute. Costa Rica just pulled off one of the most shocking upsets in recent World Cup history.https://vine.co/v/MIKxV6nntDqThe Ticos had low odds to even score a goal during the tournament. Now they’re atop Group D. Italy and England play at 4 p.m. Costa Rica meets Italy on Friday in Recife at 10 a.m.last_img read more

Wings Air to be largest ATR operator

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P Wing’s Air to become largest ATR operator worldwide In a move to increase its fleet Indonesian airline, Lion Air and European manufacturer ATR have signed an agreement for the purchase of 27 additional ATR 72-600 aircraft.Once the 27 ATR aircraft, valued at US$610 million are integrated into the fleet of Lion Air’s regional subsidiary Wings Air, it will become the largest operator of ATR aircraft in the world with a total fleet of 60 aircraft.Introducing its first ATRs in January 2010 Wing Air currently operates a fleet of 16 ATR 72-500 across its domestic network in Indonesia and plans to receive its 60th ATR 72 by the end of 2015.Chairman of Wings Air and President of Lion Air, Pak Rusdi Kirana said their fleet brings new travel opportunities to a wider region. “Our fleet of ATR 72s is playing a major role in the development and democratization of the aviation services in Indonesia, bringing new travel possibilities, at low rates, to an increasing part of the population,” Mr Pak Rusdi Kirana said.“With the ATRs, Wings Air is also contributing to develop business opportunities across the country and to develop tourism in regions like Java, Bali and Nusantagara.“The ATR aircraft are perfectly adapted to the Indonesian short-haul market and allows Wings Air to connect communities, even those located in remote areas.”Mr Pak Rusdi Kirana said they are also assisting with the care of the environment as they have a very low CO2 emissions rate. ATR Chief Executive Filippo Bagnato congratulated Wings Air for becoming the largest ATR operator worldwide, just three years after having signed the first contract.last_img read more

Tornadoes Ravage Ohio City on Memorial Day

first_img homes Natural Disasters Ohio 2019-05-28 Mike Albanese in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Residents in Dayton, Ohio, have been left to pick up the pieces after three tornadoes caused widespread damage on Monday.It was reported by ABC News that more than 80,000 people—more than half of Dayton’s reported population—were left without power early Tuesday morning. The storm has caused one confirmed death. “I don’t know that any community that is fully prepared for this type of devastation,” Dayton Assistant Fire Chief Nicholas Hosford said Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”ABC went on to report that there were 51 tornadoes across eight states on Monday—Idaho, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio—and severe weather remains a threat through Wednesday.Ohio, and some of its larger metros, are no strangers to these storms.A Redfin report in April outlined the metros at most risk for a natural disaster, and three Ohio metros found their names on the list. Cleveland and Columbus, which is located 71 miles from Dayton, had a natural disaster ranking of 23. Cincinnati was close behind with a natural disaster ranking of 24. Cincinnati is located 54 miles from Dayton.According to the Redfin report, Columbus and Cleveland have experienced a combined 138 tornadoes. Cincinnati has 46 on record and Columbus’ 78 tornadoes were tied for second most on the list with Atlanta, Georgia, and Minneapolis, Minnesota.Those impacted by the storm also face the dangers of foreclosure. CoreLogic released a study in May that stated without proper insurance, many homeowners impacted by natural disasters such as tornadoes may be at increased risk of foreclosure. CoreLogic’s 2019 Insurance Coverage Adequacy Report reveals how underinsurance can leave an impact on the lending industry.“The disruption of a family’s regular flow of income and payments, as well as substantial loss in property value, can trigger mortgage default; especially if homeowners are underinsured and cannot afford to rebuild,” said Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic.Disruption to income from natural disasters including wildfires, tornadoes, and hurricanes can lead to mortgage defaults, and CoreLogic notes that delinquency and foreclosures typically spike in an affected area following a disaster.“The financial impact of underinsurance touches everyone; this is especially true after a catastrophic event where widespread property damage can cost billions of dollars,” CoreLogic stated in the report.The Five Star Institute will host its Disaster Preparedness Symposium on July 31 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Natural disasters impact investors, service providers, mortgage servicers, government agencies, legal professionals, lenders, property preservation companies, and—most importantly—homeowners.The 2019 Five Star Disaster Preparedness Symposium will include critical conversations on response, reaction and assistance, to ensure the industry is ready to lend the proper support the next time a natural disaster strikes.  Sharecenter_img May 28, 2019 525 Views Tornadoes Ravage Ohio City on Memorial Daylast_img read more

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