Morocco Says 8 Moroccans Arrested in Turkey Have no Links With

Rabat – Morocco denied allegations made by the Turkish authorities earlier this week that the eight Moroccans arrested in Istanbul airport were planning to join ISIS.Moroccan General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) categorically denied allegations that the eight Moroccan citizens who were detained at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul and deported earlier this week had extremist ideas, or that they were trying to join terrorist organizations.In a communiqué released on Saturday, the DGSN stressed that the allegations were baseless, adding that they found that the eight citizens were aiming to illegally migrate to Europe through the Turkish territory.Moroccan authorities added that the security investigation revealed that the citizens are not known with any affiliation to any terrorist groups or organizations, nor do they  have any ideas or schemes of an extremist nature at all. Istanbul police said the eight suspects were allegedly planning to sneak into Europe posing as refugees.The eight Moroccans were arrested at Ataturk airport upon their arrival in Istanbul.Turkish Anadolou agency published a hand-drawn picture of an allegedplanned route from Turkey to Germany, via Greece, Serbia, and Hungary. read more

Nigeria Chamber of Commerce Supports  Moroccan Membership in ECOWAS

Rabat – The Nigerian chamber of commerce announced on Tuesday in Lagos its support of the membership of Morocco for the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS).The Federation also announced that a delegation of Nigerian businessmen will visit Morocco at the beginning of 2018 to strengthen the collaboration between both business communities, according to the Moroccan agency for exports. Not everyone is satisfied with this decision, as a number of Nigerian organizations and unions have opposed the admission of Morocco into the commission. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)  and the Trade Unions of West Africa (OTUWA) called on the ECOWAS member countries, their governments and national legislatures not to endorse the application of Morocco to become a member of ECOWAS.Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN, has also opposed the admission of Morocco.“We urge the Federal Government to vehemently oppose the move as it would spell doom to the productive sector of the economy,’’ said Frank Udemba Jacobs, MAN President at the Annual General Meeting in Lagos.“Come to think of it, why should they be part of ECOWAS? They are too far, ECOWAS is Economic States of West Africa. Morocco is not part of West Africa and they shouldn’t be part of ECOWAS,” added the MAN president.Despite this opposition, the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, declared through the official news agency of the country that Nigeria had nothing against the membership of Morocco to the ECOWAS, and that the definitive decision would return to the heads of state on December. read more

UNICEF to launch Caucasus peace programme after Russian school massacre

“It is time to look to the future and try to heal age-old wounds,” said Carel de Rooy, UNICEF Representative in Russia. “In the aftermath of Beslan, we fear that things will get worse unless we work with children and young people to build tolerance and understanding,” he added of the town in the Russian Federation’s republic of North Ossetia, where 338 people were killed and 747 injured in a hostage taking linked to separatists in the nearby republic of Chechnya. “It seems fitting, after the tragic events in Beslan, that schools should be at the heart of efforts to build peace and reconciliation,” he said. The programme will begin in January with a study tour to existing peace education programmes supported by UNICEF, and will include art competitions, sports contests, youth discussions, exchange visits and summer camps for children and young people from different ethnic groups and religions. It is scheduled to run initially until December 2005 and will require $500,000. UNICEF provided medical supplies to the survivors within hours of the siege at School Number One in Beslan. It has provided education materials for the remaining schools in the town to make them more welcoming for children. It is also supporting psychological counselling for survivors, their families and other affected children in the town. read more

Klemen Cehte for Qatari Al Sadd but also National Team

One of the best players of Slovenian champions, RK Gorenje Velenje, Klemen Cehte (28) has signed deal with Qatari team Al Sadd, for whom he will compete in the rest of the season. Slovenian SIOL.net writes about possibility that Slovenian left back begins to play for Qatari National Team in the year of World Championship 2015!He played for the Slovenia last time in 2010 (23 appearances), so there won’t be a problem to play for another NT (three years rule).Cehte is one of the best players in Slovenian League for a years, so this will be a huge step back for Gorenje, who has to meet PSG Handball at Velux EHF Champions League TOP 16! Klemen CehteQatar 2015Qatar handball ← Previous Story Lino Cervar wants change of rules: We need shot clock in handball! Next Story → SEA, SUN, GOALIES: Handball goalkeepers with their idols in Makarska! read more

Le suaire de Turin date bien du Moyen Âge

first_imgLe suaire de Turin date bien du Moyen ÂgeSciences et Avenir a dévoilé les résultats du spécialiste de la spectrométrie Timothy Jull concernant la datation, très controversée, du saint suaire. Il montre, preuves à l’appui, que la datation effectuée en 1988 portait bien sur le tissu originel. Celui-ci daterait donc bien du Moyen-Âge.Le suaire de Turin est le drap de quatre mètres de long qui aurait servi de linceul au Christ. Bien que les analyses organisées par l’Eglise catholique elle-même aient établi que le tissu datait du XIIIème ou du XIVème siècle, la présentation du suaire dans la cathédrale de Turin en avril dernier avait attiré deux millions de personnes. Trois laboratoires ont confirmé ces analyses et attestent que le tissu date bel et bien du Moyen-Âge.À lire aussiLe plus ancien cas de trisomie 21 identifié sur un squelette trouvé en FrancePourtant, tout le monde n’est pas de cet avis et cette datation est fortement contestée par les sindonologues, les spécialistes du suaire. Un chimiste américain persiste à affirmer que l’échantillon prélevé lors de la première analyse de 1988 n’est pas valable. Pour lui, il s’agirait d’une pièce rapportée, une partie recousue par des sœurs au XVIème siècle. Bien qu’il soit très influent et très écouté, ce chimiste n’a pas le fin mot de l’histoire.En effet, 22 ans plus tard, le spécialiste de la spectrométrie Timothy Jull vient de mettre fin à la controverse. Ses résultats, publiés dans la revue Radiocarbon, montrent, preuves à l’appui, que les analyses de 1988 portaient bel et bien sur le tissu originel du suaire.Le 23 décembre 2010 à 16:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Sigurdsson tells all about his screamer vs Leicester City

Sigurdsson tells all about his screamer vs Leicester City

first_imgIceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the winning goal between Everton against Leicester City, he explained how it went down.Everton hadn’t won a single away match this season, they went to King Power Stadium to do exactly that against Leicester City and they did it thanks to a fantastic goal scored by Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson.It was a very complicated match for the Toffies, who had scored the first goal of the match via Richarlison early in the game, but Pereira scored the equalizer before halftime.The match turned very difficult for both sides and only a moment of genius could change the outcome of the game, that’s when Sigurdsson came up with a unique trick that gave him the opportunity to release a long-range strike and got an incredible goal from his decision.This goal has been the best of the weekend until now, in all of Europe.“Our first away win this season, two [league] victories on the bounce now and three very good points in what is a tough place to come to,” said Sigurdsson to the Everton website after the match”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“They had 10 men and had a lot of players behind the ball. It was hard to break them down so as soon as I had the chance to score I thought, ‘Why not?’, and thankfully it hit the back of the net.”“It’s definitely up there [as one of my best goals]. It came at a very important time and was a really good goal that I’m very happy with.”“I’ve said it for the last few weeks that we didn’t feel like we were too far away from putting back-to-back results together. We felt like we were close to winning games and it’s nice to win two [league] games on the bounce.”Impresionante lo de Thor Sigurdsson para darle la victoria AL Everton. Golazo pic.twitter.com/8oKTWzYZkx— Big Dunc (@DuncanFerguson9) October 6, 2018last_img read more

PNP has new Natl Chairman same top two Leaders

PNP has new Natl Chairman same top two Leaders

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Feb 2016 – The announcement to possibly run for North and Middle Caicos Electoral District by the former premier did overshadow news coming out of the PNP National Convention held on the weekend. The voting on Friday night proved to be a straight forward event held at the Tropicana Show and Supper Club; it saw Rufus Ewing kept on as the party’s leader and it saw Carlos Simons, re-appointed by Mr. Ewing to be his deputy. The National Chairman is new though and a new type of personality too; Royal Robinson, the former MP for North Caicos West and former Health Minister in the PNP Administration of 2009 is a vociferous and bold man and to Magnetic Media said he will maintain that reputation. No one challenged Robinson for this position, despite an interests in the job being expressed by the ex Premier Mike Misick. Mr. Robinson told us: “Experience, drive determination and an ability to get things done” is why he believes the over 200 delegates elected him to the job. Also ratified and ready to lead the party into the next General Elections are: Deputy Chairman, Sharon Simons; Gordon Burton, Treasurer; Sean Bassett is new Public Relations Director; Sonia Williams is Secretary General and Phillip Misick, Party Whip. Recommended for you North Caicos matriarch Mary Jane Misick passes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:gordon burton, Phillip Misick, pnp national chairman, Royal Robinson, sean bassett, sonia williams Special Prosecutor rebuttal reflects on PNP wounded reputation under Misick NEW CHAIRMAN, PNP keeps Ewinglast_img read more

Supreme Court slams Air India for seeking repeated adjournments

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Friday came down heavily on national carrier Air India for repeatedly seeking adjournments in a case involving pay and related matters of pilots and cabin crew.The apex court was angry after the lawyer representing the petitioners (pilots and cabin crew) said that Air India has sought 21 adjournments citing Attorney General (AG) Mukul Rohatgi’s absence.”Air India should not do this. They have taken twenty-one adjournments. They have taken adjournments in Mr. Rohatgi’s name,” the petitioners’ lawyer said.This prompted the court to strongly criticise the state-run carrier. “You say you don’t want to delay the matter, but you are. If learned AG cannot appear, put your house in order,” Justices Rohinton Nariman said, according to Bar and Bench.The case is being heard by a two-judge bench comprising Justices Kurian Joseph and Rohinton Nariman.Reminiscent of famous Hindi film dialogueThe development reminds one of the famous Sunny Deol dialogue in Hindi film “Damini” and the courtroom scene. “Tareekh pe tareekh, tareekh pe tareekh, tareekh pe tareekh milti gayi my lord, par insaaf nahi mila,” become immortal, capturing how justice delayed was a case of justice denied.The next hearing in the Air India case will be on September 15.Air India has about 850 pilots and plans to recruit 500 more over the next few years, in addition to hiring 1,500 cabin crew.”From last August till now, we have already recruited 250 pilots. So about 500 more pilots we are going to recruit. We have plans to have cabin crew of 3,000 personnel. Besides the existing number, we are planning to take 1,500 more in the next two to three years,” PTI had quoted N Sivaramakirshnan, Air India General Manager (Operations), as saying last month.Air India has a fleet of 118 aircraft including those on dry lease. In July, its share in India’s burgeoning domestic air traffic was 14.8 per cent, lower than that of IndiGo, the largest carrier in terms of passengers carried (39.8 per cent) and Jet Airways (16.3 per cent).last_img read more

Sensex Nifty trading with minor losses J Kumar Infra MRPL IDBI Bank

first_imgBenchmark equity indices were trading in the red at around 11 am on Friday, extending their Thursday losses, despite positive global cues from Asian stock markets. The BSE Sensex was down 37 points at 28,069 while the NSE Nifty was trading 19 points lower at 8,691. Jaiprakash Power Ventures was trading with gains for the second successive day on stake sale in one of its cement plants for Rs. 500 crore. Top Sensex gainers were Tata Motors (up 1.59 percent at Rs. 560), Tata Steel (up 1.14 percent at Rs. 393.75) and Mahindra (up 1.03 percent at Rs. 1,386.50). Select stocks that were trading with phenomenal gains included J Kumar Infrastructure (up 7.79 percent at Rs. 224.20) and MRPL (up 7.38 percent at Rs. 95.25).The RBI’s decision to cut repo rate to a six-year-low on Tuesday has not triggered a rally on the stock markets because investors are looking for cues from September quarter results.”Despite RBI’s liberal action of rate cut by 25 bps, banking stocks have failed to attract buyer’s interest. As we have highlighted earlier that now the focus will be more on quarterly results,” brokerage Angel Brokerage said in its note on Friday.”While auto companies have reported strong sales numbers for 2QFY17, which would translate into encouraging numbers, other heavy weight sectors like banks could report a mixed bag of results,” it added.Most of the bank stocks were trading in a narrow range on the NSE and the BSE.Spectrum auction endsThe latest round of telecom spectrum auction that ended on Thursday saw telcom operators putting bids for 965 MHz spectrum for Rs. 65,789 crore. The five-day auction saw no takers for the premium 700 MHz band due to the high reserve price of Rs. 11,485 crore per MHz.The cost of delivering mobile services in this band is estimated to be around 70 per cent lower than 2100 Mhz band, used for providing 3G services.Jaiprakash Associates sells cement business In other news, Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd., a subsidiary of Jaiprakash Associates, approved the sale of Nigrie Cement Grinding Unit to Orient Cement Limited based on an enterprise value of Rs. 500 crore at its board meeting on Thursday.Besides, Orient Cement also agreed to acquire 74 percent stake in Bhillai Jaypee Cement Ltd (BJCL), a joint venture between Jaiprakash Associates Ltd and SAIL. The acquisition has been done at an enterprise value of Rs. 1,450 crore, Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. said in a regulatory filing on Thursday.BJCL has a cement manufacturing capacity of 2.2 mtpa, consisting of a clinkerisation unit in Satna in Madhya Pradesh and a grinding unit in Bhillai, Chattisgarh. “With the acquisitions the cement capacity of Orient will go upto 10.2 mn tons p.a from current 8 mn tons p.a. Currently Orient Cement has two integrated plants 3 mn tons p.a at Devapur in Telangana and another 3 mn tons p.a unit at Chittapur in Karnataka. It also has 2 mn ton p.a grinding unit at Jalgaon in Maharastra,” Angel Broking said.last_img read more

JSPL sees average realisation improving in second half thanks to rising price

first_imgPrivate sector steel manufacturer, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) sees rise in average realisation boosting its profitability in the second half (October-March) of this financial year on the back of improving demand and higher prices of steel.In an interview with CNBC TV18, company’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ravi Uppal said its average realization per tonne of steel would improve in third quarter ending December.”In second quarter (July-September), the operating profit was coming to around Rs 6,000 per tonne on an average and I do foresee that it should go up to about Rs 8,000 in third quarter (October-December),” the report quoted Uppal as saying.The Naveen Jindal-owned firm had witnessed fall in its realization during the second quarter owing to weak demand coupled with fall in production. “Realizations during Q2 had gone down by nearly Rs 1,800 per tonne on an average basis. This was a monsoon quarter. All the producers were producing to the full capacity,” Uppal said.He also said that as far as JSPL was concerned, major shutdown took place in its plants in Angul of Odisha and Oman, which led to fall in production. “Therefore, we did not produce as much we should have done. Coming to third quarter, things have started looking up,” he added.On price hike in steel, Uppal said that most of it was cost pushed than driven by higher demand. “There are a lot of factors, the coking coal prices have gone up; the pellet prices have gone up. So the cost of production has gone up. Therefore, some of it has to be passed onto the market,” the report said quoting the CEO of JSPL. Domestic hot-rolled coil prices, which was around Rs 29,250 per tonne in July, increased to Rs 33,750 per tonne in November owing to rise in input costs.Meanwhile, an Economic Times report said that lenders of the company would conduct forensic audit of the firm to find out whether the company had rightly utilized the borrowed funds for projects without any diversion. The company has a cumulative debt of around Rs 51,000 crore. Share price of JSPL closed at Rs 74.20, up 1.50 percent at the National Stock Exchange on Friday.last_img read more

State of emergency in Egypt as church bombings toll reaches 44

State of emergency in Egypt as church bombings toll reaches 44

first_imgA general view is seen as Egyptians gather by a Coptic church that was bombed on Sunday in Tanta, Egypt, April 9, 2017. Photo: ReutersEgyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a three-month state of emergency following twin church bombings by the Islamic State group that killed dozens on Palm Sunday, the deadliest attacks on the minority in recent memory.The attacks in the Nile Delta cities of Tanta and Alexandria followed a Cairo church bombing in December and came weeks before a planned visit by Catholic Pope Francis intended to show support for Egypt’s Christian minority.Sisi declared the “three-month” state of emergency, which he must present to parliament within a week, during a defiant speech warning that the war against the jihadists “will be long and painful”.The first bombing at the Mar Girgis church in Tanta city north of Cairo killed 27 people, the health ministry said.Emergency services had scrambled to the scene when another blast rocked Saint Mark’s church in Alexandria where Coptic Pope Tawadros II had been leading a Palm Sunday service.Seventeen people including at least four police officers were killed in that attack, which the interior ministry said was caused by a suicide bomber who blew himself up when prevented from entering the church.The ministry said Tawadros was unharmed, and a church official said he left before the explosion.The private CBC Extra channel aired footage of the Alexandria blast, with CCTV showing what appeared to be the church entrance engulfed in flame and flying concrete moments after a guard turned a man away.Eyewitnesses said a police officer detected the bomber before he blew himself up.At least 78 people were wounded in Tanta and 40 in Alexandria, the health ministry said.Egyptian officials denounced the violence as an attempt to sow divisions, and Francis sent his “deep condolences” to Tawadros.IS claimed two Egyptian suicide bombers carried out both attacks and threatened further attacks in a statement published on social media.After the bombings, Sisi ordered military deployments to guard “vital and important infrastructure”, his office said.State television reported that the interior minister sacked the provincial head of security and replaced him after the attack.On March 29, the Mar Girgis church’s Facebook page said a “suspicious” device had been found outside the building that security services removed.”I heard the blast and came running. I found people torn up… some people, only half of their bodies remained,” Nabil Nader, who lives in front of the Tanta church, said Sunday.Worshippers had been celebrating Palm Sunday, one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar, marking Jesus’s triumphant entrance to Jerusalem.Egypt had been ruled under emergency law, which allows police expanded powers of arrest and surveillance, for decades before 2012.- Pope prays for victims -Pope Francis, who is due in Cairo on April 28-29, offered prayers for the victims.”Let us pray for the victims of the attack unfortunately carried out today,” he said.”May the Lord convert the heart of those who sow terror, violence and death and also the heart of those who make weapons and trade in them.”Copts, who make up about one tenth of Egypt’s population of more than 92 million and who celebrate Easter next weekend, have been targeted by several attacks in recent months.Jihadists and Islamists accuse Copts of supporting the military overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, which ushered in a deadly crackdown on his supporters.In December, a suicide bombing claimed by IS killed 29 worshippers in a Cairo church.The group later released a video threatening Egypt’s Christians with more attacks.A spate of jihadist-linked attacks in the restive Sinai Peninsula, including the murder of a Copt in the city of El Arish, led some Coptic families to flee.About 250 Christians took refuge in the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya after IS in February called for attacks on the minority.US President Donald Trump led international condemnation of Sunday’s attacks.”So sad to hear of the terrorist attack in Egypt. US strongly condemns. I have great confidence that President Al Sisi will handle situation properly,” he tweeted.UN chief Antonio Guterres expressed the hope that the perpetrators will be swiftly brought to justice after a Security Council statement condemned the bombings as “heinous” and “cowardly”.- String of attacks -The Cairo-based Al-Azhar, an influential Sunni Muslim authority, said the attacks aimed to “destabilise security and… the unity of Egyptians”.Egypt’s Copts have endured successive attacks since Morsi’s ouster in July 2013.More than 40 churches were targeted nationwide in the two weeks after the deadly dispersal by security forces of two pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo on August 14 that year, Human Rights Watch said.Sisi, who as then army chief helped remove Morsi, has defended his security forces and accused jihadists of attacking Copts in order to divide the country.In October 2011, almost 30 people — mostly Coptic Christians — were killed outside the state television building in Cairo after the army charged at protesters denouncing the torching of a church in southern Egypt.A few months earlier, the unclaimed New Year’s Day bombing of a Coptic church killed more than 20 people in second city Alexandria.last_img read more

UPDATE Huge Tax Bill Heads For Passage As GOP Senators Fall In

UPDATE Huge Tax Bill Heads For Passage As GOP Senators Fall In

first_imgTwitter via @businessMarco Rubio told Senate leaders he won’t vote for a tax-overhaul bill unless it includes a broader expansion of the child tax creditTHE LATEST on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local):6:45 p.m.The preliminary deficit estimate for the final version of the GOP tax bill says it would add $1.46 trillion to the budget deficit over the coming 10 years.The true deficit cost is likely to be even higher if lawmakers extend the tax cuts for individuals before they expire at the end of 2025. This “sunset” gimmick is used to make the tax cuts more generous over the eight years they would be in force.The Joint Committee on Taxation analysis combines revenue losses from rate cuts with tax increases from repeal of deductions and other preferences. All told, cuts for individuals and businesses taxed under the code for individuals account for $1.1 trillion of the net tax cuts.___6:40 p.m.The White House is praising the Republican tax bill released Friday.Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald Trump “applauds the House and Senate conferees on coming to an agreement” on a sweeping tax bill “and looks forward to fulfilling the promise he made to the American people to give them a tax cut by the end of the year.”The legislation would slash tax rates for big businesses and the richest Americans. Reductions for others would be lower.Sanders says signing the legislation will make good on Trump’s campaign promise “to institute pro-growth economic policies that will provide much needed financial relief to all Americans.”The White House and Republicans in Congress say the plan will grow the economy and make the U.S. more competitive.__6:30 p.m.The Republican tax overhaul would keep a popular deduction for Americans with expensive medical bills.Taxpayers can deduct medical expenses not covered by insurance when they exceed 10 percent of adjusted gross income. The threshold is 7.5 percent for taxpayers who are 65 or older.The bill temporarily expands the medical expense deduction by applying the 7.5 percent threshold to all taxpayers in 2018 and 2019.A return to the 10 percent threshold takes place beginning in 2020.The House bill would have eliminated medical expense deductions, so senators ended up prevailing in negotiations.Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, sought to reduce the threshold for deducting medical expenses, saying it would particularly help seniors and people with chronic conditions.__6 p.m.Count commuters among the losers in the Republican tax bill that the House and Senate are expected to vote on next week.The final bill agreed to by Republican negotiators and released late Friday eliminates the tax incentive for private employers that subsidize their employees’ transit, parking and bicycle commuting expenses.Companies currently can provide parking or transit passes worth up to $255 a month to employees as a benefit to help pay for their commuting expenses, then deduct the costs from their corporate taxes.Businesses would no longer be able write off $20 a month per employee to cover the expense of commuting by bicycle.__5:45 p.m.The tax bill barreling toward a final vote in Congress guts the most unpopular “Obamacare” provision, its requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance or face fines.Politically, the move is a winner for Republicans, who otherwise would have little to show for seven years of rhetoric and repeated legislative efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act.But if estimates by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office are right, it will lead to more uninsured people and higher premiums for those buying individual health insurance policies.Congress may then find itself considering other ways to nudge people to get health insurance.Other popular parts of the Affordable Care Act would remain in place, including subsidized premiums, “essential” benefits and protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions.__5:30 p.m.A tax bill moving forward in Congress would open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling, a longtime Republican priority that most Democrats fiercely oppose.The 19.6-million-acre refuge in northeastern Alaska is one of the most pristine areas in the United States and is home to polar bears, caribou, migratory birds and other wildlife.Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and other Republicans say drilling can be done safely with new technology, while ensuring a steady energy supply for West Coast refineries.Democrats and environmental groups say the GOP plan risks spoiling one of the nation’s most pristine areas and is especially unwise at a time when U.S. oil production is booming, with imports declining and exports reaching record levels.___5:25 p.m.The final version of the GOP tax bill would provide a $2,000 per child tax credit to families making up to $400,000 a year.That doubles the child tax credit from the current maximum of $1,000 and makes it available to a greater number of middle- and upper-bracket families.The credit was a top priority of GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who won a late-stage concession that would make up to $1,400 of the credit available as a tax refund to lower- and middle-income families with relatively small tax bills.It would begin to phase out for families earning above $400,000. That’s down from $500,000 in the original Senate measure, which passed earlier this month.__5:20 p.m.The sweeping Republican tax overhaul would cut rates for corporations and the wealthy while offering modest reductions for the middle class.The bill, according to a summary Friday, would set seven tax brackets, lowering the top rate from 39.6 percent to 37 percent.It would expand the child tax credit, preserve the adoption tax credit and allow Americans to deduct some medical expenses. It would eliminate the requirement that Americans buy health insurance under Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.Republicans were unveiling the bill later in the day and plan to vote next week after securing the support of two key senators — Marco Rubio of Florida and Bob Corker of Tennessee.__5:15 p.m.The final version of the GOP tax bill would create seven tax brackets, including a new 37 percent rate for top-end wage earners.That’s according to a summary of the measure provided to The Associated Press.The new rates start at 10 percent and rise to 12, 22, 24, 32, 35 and 37 percent.The measure also lowers the top corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. It provides sweeping tax deductions to other businesses lowering their top effective tax rate to about 30 percent instead of 39.6 percent.It retains key tax breaks that would have been killed under previous versions, including a deduction for medical expenses and an exemption for graduate school tuition waivers. It contains a compromise $10,000 deduction for state and local taxes.__3:40 p.m.Republican Sen. Bob Corker says he will vote for the sweeping GOP tax package.The Tennessee senator, who opposed the original Senate bill, said in a statement Friday that although the bill is far from perfect, the once-in-a-generation opportunity “to make U.S. businesses domestically more productive and internationally more competitive is one we should not miss.”Corker had complained about adding to the nation’s $20 trillion debt with deep tax cuts.In his statement, Corker said, “I realize this is a bet on our country’s enterprising spirit, and that is a bet I am willing to make.”Corker is retiring when his term ends next year.___2:32 p.m.Republican Sen. Marco Rubio will vote for his party’s $1.5 trillion tax bill. That gives a major boost to the prospects that GOP leaders will be able to push their prized measure through Congress next week.The Florida lawmaker had said he’d oppose the legislation unless his colleagues made the per child tax credit more generous for low-income families.On Friday, Republicans said the final legislation would do just that. Lawmakers said the bill would now let low-earners using the credit get up to $1,400 in IRS refunds if they owe little or no taxes. That’s up from $1,100 in the earlier version.Rubio tweeted that the change is “a solid step toward broader reforms which are both Pro-Growth and Pro-Worker.”Rubio spokeswoman Olivia Perez-Cubas said that meant Rubio would vote yes.__12:45 p.m.Ailing Republican Senators John McCain and Thad Cochran will be able to cast their votes for the GOP tax package next week.That’s the word from fellow GOP Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio. He told reporters on Friday: “All of our thoughts and prayers go out to Sen. McCain. He’s having a tough time. I am told he will be here next week and voting. And more importantly we all wish him the best of health.”McCain, 81, is hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center where the Arizona senator is being treated for the side effects of brain cancer treatment.Thad Cochran, 80, of Mississippi had a non-melanoma lesion removed from his nose earlier this week.Portman said: “I’m told he will be here next week also.”__11:44 a.m.Several Republican senators are optimistic about passage of the far-reaching GOP tax package next week.Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, one of the House-Senate negotiators, said Friday he believes they have the votes to pass the bill. His comments came as fellow Republican, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, pressed for expansion of the child tax credit, saying he’s a “no” vote if it’s not a significant boost.Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey told reporters: “All I’m going to say is I’m optimistic that we have enough support to pass the bill.”Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi said “there’s a problem with every single senator until the last vote is cast.” He added: “There are changes in this bill that I think can form some of the things he (Rubio) asked for.”__11 a.m.Republican Congresswoman Kristi Noem says the child tax credit has been expanded for low-income families in an effort to win Sen. Marco Rubio’s support for a sweeping tax package.The tax package would double the per-child tax credit from $1,000 to $2,000. The bill originally made a portion of the credit — $1,100 — available to families even if they owe no income tax. Noem says that amount has been increased to $1,400. Rubio said he wanted the $1,100 figure increased, but he did not say by how much.Low-income taxpayers would receive the money in the form of a tax refund, which is why it’s called a “refundable” tax credit.Noem, of South Dakota, said the change should win Rubio’s support but she had not heard directly from him.___10 a.m.President Donald Trump says he’s seen the latest version of the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package moving through Congress and he predicts it will do “very, very well.”The president told reporters Friday Republicans should be in position to pass the package as early as next week and says it will be “monumental.”Trump also addressed prospects for increasing the child tax credit, one of the final sticking points in negotiating the package.He said that where Democrats have “done nothing” for children, the plan will include “a tremendous child tax credit and it is increasing on a daily basis.”The size of the child tax credit was one of the final points being ironed out as GOP leaders drive to push through their big tax package.The GOP leaders are trying to muscle the bill through Congress next week, handing Trump his first major legislative victory by Christmas.__3:15 a.m.Republican Marco Rubio’s potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents has put a speed bump into GOP leaders’ drive to push their big tax package through the Senate, but it’s a complication that’s likely to be resolved.The Florida senator says he’ll vote against the $1.5 trillion bill unless House and Senate negotiators expand the tax credit that low-income Americans can claim for their children.That puts the Republicans’ razor-thin margin in the Senate closer to the edge. The GOP leaders are straining to muscle the bill through Congress next week, handing President Donald Trump his first major legislative victory by Christmas.The Senate turmoil erupted the same day that a key faction of House Republicans came out in favor of the bill, boosting its chances. Sharelast_img read more

Houston Officials Remind Residents Fireworks Are Illegal Inside City Limits

Houston Officials Remind Residents Fireworks Are Illegal Inside City Limits

first_img Share Photo: Flickr.comHouston prohibits the manufacture, use, or sale of fireworks, and fines can range from $500 to $2,000 per firework.Houston officials are reminding residents that fireworks are illegal inside city limits.Houston prohibits the manufacture, use, or sale of fireworks. In some cases even possession of fireworks can result in a fine, for instance if a person is unsafely transporting them through the city or if a minor has fireworks.People in unincorporated parts of Harris County can purchase and use fireworks, but not near churches, hospitals, schools or daycare centers.Fines in Houston can range from $500 to $2,000 per firework.last_img read more

Global Warming Forces Wineries to Relocate

first_imgStay on target Incredible Images From Space Capture the Death of a GlacierEating Less Meat Can Fight Climate Change, According to UN Report What’s red and white and experiencing the devastating effects of climate change? The world’s wineries.Gradually rising global temperatures are impacting vinification the world over.But while some wineries struggle against the warming trend, others have found a happy medium in, of all places, Oregon.AdChoices广告The Van Duzer Corridor—the lowest point in the state’s Coast Range—has become what the Associated Press called “a go-to place for wineries and vineyards hedging their bets against climate change.”Named for Henry B. Van Duzer, a member of the Oregon State Highway Commission and first chairman of the Oregon State Parks Commission, the 95-square-mile stretch of land may soon join the American Viticultural Area.As reported by AP, the site (pronounced Van DOO-zer) is gaining popularity as once-idyllic grape plantations become less viable; the ocean winds and mountain dip help keep the fruit cool.Northern California’s Petaluma Gap, which also sucks in conditioning ocean breezes, was recently designated an American Viticultural Area, providing an official appellation for the benefit of wineries.“Even though we have those heat waves just like Napa and Sonoma, we still have the cool breeze in the afternoon and the cooler temperatures at night and the fog in the morning,” Ria D’Aversa, director of ranch operations at Petaluma Gap vineyard McEvoy Ranch, told the AP.The smallest variations in weather can change grapes’ sugar, acid, and tannin content, according to the news agency, affecting the final product’s taste and characteristics—which is a real problem for long-standing vintners.Desperate times call for desperate measures, like opening up shop in unconventional places.“People would have looked at you like you had three heads if, 30 years ago, you told someone you were going to grow wine grapes there,” California winemaker Ehren Jordan said of Oregon’s lowlands.Jordan’s Napa Valley-based winery recently bought 80 acres in the Van Duzer Corridor and opened a nearby winery—one of six in the growing area.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

VIDEO Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2

VIDEO Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2

first_img 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. 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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.” 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. Find more SCCT news and videos Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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. 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. 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 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 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 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. Radiology Imaging View all 288 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 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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 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.  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 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 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. 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. 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Sponsored Videos View all 142 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. 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: 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. 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 Conference Coverage View all 396 items 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.” 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. Videos | Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 Radiation Oncology View all 91 items 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. 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 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. center_img Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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. 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. Find more SCCT news and videos Find more SCCT news and videos 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 Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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. 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 Women’s Health View all 62 items 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 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. 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. 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. 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.” 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. 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 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 Information Technology View all 220 items Find more SCCT news and videos 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 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. 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 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” 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 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 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.  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.” 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.  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.  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.  Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? 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.  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. 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.” 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. 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. 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 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. Technology Reports View all 9 items 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. 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 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 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

WheelsUp adds B2B global ground transportation solution

WheelsUp adds B2B global ground transportation solution

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> WheelsUp adds B2B global ground transportation solution TORONTO — WheelsUpNetwork.com, where agents can earn, learn and save, now offers HoppaGo for agents looking to book transfers for their clients.WheelsUp, part of GlobalAgents, is a one-stop-shop online B2B portal where travel agents can find the most up to date incentives, promotions, FAMs, agent rates and webinars. With portals and databases in the U.S., Canada, UK & Spain, there’s a global reach of 116,500+ agents on four sites: WheelsUp (Canada & U.S.),  Solo Para Agentes (Spain) and Agents Connect (UK).Says HoppaGo: “Travel agents have a thousand questions going through their heads on a daily basis on how to keep up with the digital changes that are happening everyday. Every travel agent is looking for the next most innovative and competitive edge when it comes to technology.”With over 10 years of experience, HoppaGo are specialists in B2B ground transportation, says the company. “We have a simple, flexible and reliable solution that will add value through one incredible platform – keeping you ahead of the game when it comes to connecting businesses through ground transportation globally.”HoppaGo says it has “redefined” ground transportation, making it a more personalized experience for both the agent and the client with the latest technology. Tech solutions include API, white label options and trade accounts. Agents can also customize with transport type and point-to-point transfers, plus the company offers global coverage. For more details see wheelsupnetwork.com. Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Posted bycenter_img Tags: HoppaGo, WheelsUpNetwork.com Travelweek Group Sharelast_img read more

Disinfecting government The light of a new day dawning provides needed transparency

Disinfecting government The light of a new day dawning provides needed transparency

first_imgRelated posts:Former Education Minister Leonardo Garnier blames old system for backlog in teachers’ salaries Teachers reject pay deal; education minister says get back to work Teachers divided over resuming strike negotiations Following strike-ending agreement, public schools (slowly) return to normal One of the campaign promises of President Luis Guillermo Solís that reverberated most with voters was the pledge of transparency in government. Following years of backroom politicking and a seemingly endless chain of corruption scandals, Costa Ricans had had enough, voting a Citizen Action Party (PAC) administration into office for the first time in history.In the first month of this administration, despite having to deal with a failed attempt by the National Liberation Party to implement a new payroll system, and the teachers’ unions strike this failure provoked, there is some evidence that the promised transparency is beginning to take shape.In the aforementioned teachers’ strike, this transparency has helped the public make up their own minds about the intransigence in the recent labor action. Information released by the Education Ministry (MEP) made clear that over 82 percent of educators faced automatic deductions in their paychecks for May for previous loans incurred.Information from the Finance Ministry revealed that more than half of the total salary paid to teachers went directly to these financial institutions due to contracts individual teachers have entered into with banks and credit unions. It couldn’t possibly be that when striking teachers complain of receiving partial payments they somehow believed they thought their strike or the transition to a new payroll system was going to simply erase the debts they had previously incurred? One hopes not, as this action simply cedes the just high ground that the work-stop action originally enjoyed when it sought to solve the very real problem of some teachers not receiving salaries.In an interview this week largely referring to Route 1856, a 160-kilometer road running along the Río San Juan and the border with Nicaragua, Solís opined that Laura Chinchilla’s administration had “left a mess.” The teachers’ strike caused by the seemingly hyper-politicized decisions by an outgoing PLN administration to implement a new payroll system in the final days of their administration is but another example of the mess left behind. But as U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas famously said, “Sunlight is the best disinfectant,” and releasing data illustrating exactly why many teachers did not receive their “full” payment in May is a powerful example of transparency that helps the public understand the many claims made by unions representing striking teachers. One hopes it will become the signature administrative approach to mess-cleaning going forward.Already this sunlight seems to have had some effect, as cracks are appearing in the once united front of the three unions negotiating with the Solís administration. Insinuating that separate accords would be tantamount to high treason against their members, the president of the National Association of Educators (ANDE) Thursday night did her best to paper over divisions with spirited rhetoric and hyperbole, even as news outlets revealed that the Costa Rican Educators Union (SEC) had appointed someone to the three-party union committee to resolve problems with teachers’ payments who had been fired from MEP in 2011 for creating teaching positions for nonexistent persons.When someone fired from MEP for such a grievous case makes her way onto the committee attempting to resolve the payment issues, one wonders how serious the unions are about actually ending the strike, much less helping their member teachers. In these cases, sunlight, transparency in government, and information shared with the public has created pressure on unions to settle the strike, before public support completely evaporates.Further evidence of a new era of transparency came in the government’s revelation of office space contracts for exorbitant rents that members of the previous administration had signed, in some cases only months before leaving office. President Solís announced that the government pays some ¢30 billion a year (more than $54 million) in rent for office space for public offices.Vice President Helio Fallas has suggested that if the government simply built new government offices they could save almost a third of this amount.The Greek philosopher Aristotle first suggested the analogy that the economic activity of a state is like management of the household budget. Most Tico families faced with a choice between renting an apartment or buying a house for 30 percent less than the annual cost of renting would make that deal in a minute. One wonders why previous administrations never thought to look into these contracts? Whose household was being managed when Costa Rican taxpayer money is wasted in such egregious overpayments?Much-needed transparency also has come to the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT). Minister Carlos Segnini, assuming leadership of one of the Chinchilla administration’s most scandal-ridden ministries, also announced he is ready to bring forward legal action against cases of corruption and the individuals responsible for them that he has discovered in his ministry after only a month in office.For his part, Solís has called on accountants in every ministry to denounce fraud and corruption they encounter. Comparing them to machetes that will help clean the “farm of state,” Solís promised that government whistleblowers need not fear reprisals for their revelations.Cleaning up the mess left behind will take time. As more and more sweetheart deals like the contracts signed by the PLN for office space are revealed, as more information about the motivations of union leaders behind the teacher strike are discovered, and as the cases against corrupt MOPT officials and contracts are announced, the depth of the significance of a change in political power chosen by Costa Ricans on April 6 will become ever more clear. And clarity of understanding, purpose and decision is exactly what transparency in government seeks to produce.Gary L. Lehring is a professor of government at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts. He is on sabbatical in Costa Rica. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

ExistingHome Sales Decline by 3 in September

ExistingHome Sales Decline by 3 in September

first_img Still-tight credit and failed contracts helped scuttle more hopeful forecasts for total existing-home sales, which fell by 3 percent over September.[IMAGE]The “”National Association of Realtors””:http://www.realtor.org/ (NAR) reported a decline in the numbers to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.91 million, down from revisions for 5.06 million over August, albeit still above the 4.41-million annual rate seen in September last year.””Lawrence Yun””:http://www.realtor.org/research/chief_economist_bio, chief economist with NAR, said in a “”statement””:http://www.realtor.org/ro/research/a73e1413ba619f553a3db7fc225790c5/release.htm that the September totals for existing-home sales show “”plenty of room for improvement,”” adding that “”affordability conditions have improved to historic highs and more creditworthy borrowers are trying to purchase homes, but the share of contract failures is double the level”” seen over the same time last year.He said a higher volume of in-the-works property sales “”speaks to an unfulfilled demand”” that remains in the market.NAR attributed failed bids for property sales and denials for otherwise creditworthy borrowers to cancelled contracts, conflicting appraisals, and a bevy of other routine problems, including home inspection missteps and sudden job losses.More members with the trade group reported failed contracts over September, with numbers rising to 18 percent this year from 9 percent last year.Single-family home sales declined by 3.6 percent to hit a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.33 million over September, down from 4.49 million over August, albeit 12.2 percent above 3.86 million units seen from September last year. The average going-rate for an existing single-family home sale over September: $165,600, reflecting a 3.9-percent decline from last year.Existing condominiums and co-op sales went up by 1.8 percent to reach a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 580,000 over September, up from [COLUMN_BREAK]570,000 in August and 5.6 percent above a rate of 549,000 units from last year. The average price for existing condo sales last month: $163,800, down 1 percent from September 2010.The trade group portrayed lower limits for conforming mortgages backed by the government as changes that will contribute to fewer existing-home sales.NAR President “”Ron Phipps””:http://www.realtor.org/about_nar/fullbio_phipps, also broker-president of Warwick-based “”Phipps Realty””:http://www.phippsrealty.com/, said the lower limits mean that “”buyers of higher priced homes, including many in more expensive housing markets, now have to pay a higher interest rate for a jumbo mortgage than buyers who can qualify for a conventional loan.””We need to remove the roadblocks to a housing recovery ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô not place more obstacles in the way of financially qualified buyers,”” he added.Writing a widely circulated note to readers, “”Paul Dales””:http://www.capitaleconomics.com/staff/global-economics/paul-dales.html, senior U.S. economist with “”Capital Economics””:http://www.capitaleconomics.com/, offered that “”[w]e don’t think lower loan limits will significantly depress overall sales, but they won’t help when credit is already hard to get.””All-cash sales remained largely the same, with 29 percent of purchase activity recorded in August inching forward to 30 percent in September. The figures fell in line with earlier reports over the summer that cash buyers would pull back from an all-time high for activity seen last spring.Investors sopped up 19 percent of homes for sale last month, fewer than 22 percent from August and 18 percent over September last year. First-time buyers picked up 32 percent of transactions from September, the same figures reported from the month before and September last year.NAR offered up declines in housing inventory by the close of September to 2 percent, reflecting a 3.48-million share of homes still available for sale. This translates into an 8.5-month supply at current sales rates in rough comparison with an 8.4-month supply from August.The big picture?Dales attributed slashes in existing-home sales to still-anemic demand and a foreclosure glut that continues to compete with new home construction.””The upshot is that sales are being held back by a lack of demand, not low supply,”” he wrote, adding that “”a sustained housing recovery cannot occur without first-time and repeat buyers, who are constrained by underwater mortgages and increasingly tight credit conditions.”” in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing October 20, 2011 436 Views Existing-Home Sales Decline by 3% in Septembercenter_img Capital Economics Existing-Home Sales First-Time Homebuyers Fixed-Rate Mortgage Home Prices Home Sales Housing Affordability Investment Jobs Mortgage Disclosures National Association of Realtors Processing Valuation 2011-10-20 Ryan Schuette Sharelast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Hawaiian Airlines is la

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterHawaiian Airlines is launching a new direct, five-times-weekly service between Honolulu the capital of Massachusetts, Boston, commencing 04 April. At 5,095 miles, the route becomes the longest regularly scheduled domestic route in US history. The new route will complement Hawaiians’ New York JFK service which debuted in 2012.The inaugural flight on 4 April 2019, HA90, will depart HNL every day but Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:45pm and arrive at BOS the following morning at 6am. Flight HA89 will depart BOS every day but Wednesday and Thursday at 8:55am, except for Friday flights, which will depart at 8am. The flights will arrive in Hawaii the same day at 2:35pm, and the Friday flight will arrive at 1:40pm.Flights will be operated by Hawaiian Airlines’ 278-seat Airbus A330, equipped with 18 seats in its lie-flat Business class cabin. Hawaiian also recently expanded to 68 from 40 the number of Extra Comfort main cabin seats, which offer a generous 36-inch pitch for extra leg room and priority boarding. Guests can upgrade to Extra Comfort seats for US$145 each way.Boston is the largest US market without non-stop service to Hawaii with nearly 500 people flying between eastern New England and the islands on any given day.“There is nowhere on Earth like Hawaii, and we are bringing our islands closer than ever to Boston with non-stop service,” said Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram.“Hawaiian Airlines has been an important partner in making a Hawaiian vacation accessible to people from all over the world. The greater Boston market currently brings some 60,000 visitors to the island each year, who will now be able to fly non-stop to Hawaii aboard an airline that exemplifies our gracious local hospitality,” said Hawaii Tourism Authority President George Szigeti.Honolulu will be Boston Logan International Airport’s 76th non-stop domestic destination.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Primary teachers to strike over temp contract terms

Primary teachers to strike over temp contract terms

first_imgPRIMARY school teachers’ union Poed is to stage a protest on Tuesday to demand the postponement of the new appointment system for their colleagues who have been employed for more than 30 months but have not been given open-ended contracts.Protesters are to gather outside the education ministry in Nicosia where they are to hand a memo to Minister Costas Kadis. Union officials said they chose to organise the protest next week as schools will be closed.According to Poed chairman, Fylios Fylaktou, there are 350 teachers who work as replacement teachers or have been given one-year contracts.He told the Cyprus Mail that there would be consequences, both in education and in society, as contract teachers who are currently employed in schools, and who have exceeded 30 months of service, will be eventually trumped up in the appointment list by newcomers who will be appointed through the new system and lose their job. “The state would end up paying them a compensation,” he said.The law provides that when an employee is on a fixed-term contract for 30 months or more, this is deemed to be permanent, while its duration can only be limited if there is no further need for that position.These teachers, Fylaktou said, do not have a right to permanent appointment, but at the same time, the state cannot fire them.The union cites a recent ruling of the Labour Disputes Court that granted a teacher who had completed a 30-month service the right to be given an open-ended contract. The decision is being appealed by the state legal services, Fylaktou said.The union has already proposed for the postponement of the exams for a year to sort out the labour issues concerning these teachers, or for the new measure to apply only for permanent appointments.“As long as there are positions for contract teachers, they are allowed by law to claim their right to remain in their job under the same status,” the union’s general secretary, Apostolos Apostolides told the Cyprus Mail. He added that when these posts cease to exist, these people will be compensated and leave the service.The union warns that in the case the House education committee approves the law on the written exams of the new appointment system without making any amendments, this would lead to problems, as the government would either have to compensate those who will be awarded open-ended contracts, or fire some of those who have been appointed through the new system.Fylaktou also said that there are very few available posts in primary education, and that the hopefuls are being exploited by private universities and other educational institutions that charge €600 per course to help them prepare for the exams. “They are going to take exams for four courses, that means they paid €2,400”.Education minister Costas Kadis was quoted by the daily Phileleftheros as saying that the issue is being dealt with by the state legal services and that he is to meet with the Attorney-general. He also said that his ministry intends to safeguard the contract teachers with more than 30-montsh of service.The first written exams are to take place between September and December, as per the new teacher appointment system which will be based on merit. To date, teachers are appointed according to the waiting lists, with positions given to those on the top of them.The legislation passed last year provides that from September 2018 until August 31, 2027, 50 per cent of appointments will be made from the waiting lists and 50 per cent according to the new system. From September 2027, onward, all appointments will be made based on merit.The new appointment system will take into consideration each candidate’s exam results, his or her university degree grade, additional academic qualifications, and teaching experience.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes?FigLeaf Beta AppUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more