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  • Nunatukavut hope federal election will breath new life into their land claims

    first_imgAPTN National NewsThe southern Inuit in Labrador hope Monday’s election brings a fresh start for their land claim.It’s been a 25-year fight for the Nunatukavut.And after all these years, Canada still doesn’t recognize their claim or Aboriginal rights.As APTN’s Trina Roache reports, commitments from the federal candidates could be a turning point.troache@aptn.calast_img

  • US China extend talks on trade battle for 3rd day

    first_imgBEIJING — U.S. and Chinese envoys extended trade talks into a third day Wednesday, as President Donald Trump said negotiations aimed at ending a tariff war were “going very well!”The two governments have announced no details, but Asian stock markets rose on news the negotiations that originally were planned for two days were extended.The two sides are meeting face-to-face for the first time since Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping agreed on Dec. 1 to suspend further punitive action against each other’s imports for 90 days while they negotiate over the fight sparked by American complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology.“Talks with China are going very well!” Trump said late Tuesday on Twitter.Washington is pressing Beijing for changes including rolling back plans for government-led creation of Chinese global champions in robotics and other fields. Europe, Japan and other trading partners echo Washington’s complaints that those violate Beijing’s market-opening obligations.Chinese officials have suggested Beijing might alter its industrial plans but they have rejected pressure to abandon their blueprint for greater prosperity and global influence. They have tried to defuse pressure for more sweeping change by offering concessions including purchasing more American soybeans, natural gas and other exports.An official Chinese newspaper warned Washington not to demand too much.China is strong and has its own needs, said the Global Times, published by the ruling Communist Party. Washington “cannot push China too far” and must avoid a situation that “spins out of control.”Joe McDonald, The Associated Presslast_img read more

  • Ali Squalli Moroccan National Anthem Writer Man of 2018

    Rabat – Moroccan author and poet Ali Squalli Houssaini, who died this year, deserves to be Morocco’s man of the year 2018 because of his great contribution to the Moroccan national identity by writing the national anthem’s Arabic lyrics.Squalli wrote the national anthem in 1969 under the reign of King Hassan II. Before independence in 1956, the anthem was used only as a melody. Even after independence, Morocco continued to use the anthem without lyrics until 1969.Squalli was born in Fez in 1932 and died on November 5 at the age of 86 from an incurable disease. Read Also: Ali Squalli, Author of Moroccan National Anthem Dies at 86Morocco’s Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani in addition to a number of literary and media personalities attended Squalli’s funeral ceremony.“We have received, with pain, the sad news of the passing of the poet, Ali Squalli Houssaini, may his soul rest in peace,” King Mohammed VI wrote in a condolence letter to Squalli’s family.The King recalled Squalli’s “righteousness, patriotism, and respect and devotion to the Alaouite crown,” and prayed for patience for Squalli’s family.The idea of writing lyrics to the national anthem came after the Moroccan national football team qualified to participate in the World Cup for the first time for the 1970 games in Mexico. Squalli’s lifeSqualli received a bachelor’s degree in literature from Al-Quaraouiyine University in 1951 and later became a professor there.Squalli joined the Royal Cabinet in 1956, in which he was appointed as an advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He then became an associate professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in Rabat in 1964. The Moroccan author worked as an inspector general at the Ministry of Education beginning in 1971.  Read Also: King Mohammed VI Mourns Death of Morocco’s Anthem Writer Ali SqualliSqualli also wrote numerous books, especially children’s books. He had also been a member of the Union of Moroccan Writers since 1967.Throughout his career, Squalli achieved various awards for his literary works, including the Morocco Grand Prize in 1982 and the international prize of King Faisal of Saudi Arabia for children’s literature in 1992.What did they say about him?King Mohammed VI described Squalli as one of the “pioneers of modern Arabic literature, the creator of the national anthem who enriched the national library.”Mourning Squalli’s death, El Othmani said the deceased author was known for his true patriotism. The national anthem that Squalli wrote represents “one of the national landmarks that we are proud of,” El Othmani added. Abdelhak El Merini, a Moroccan historian and official spokesperson for the royal palace recommended paying attention to Squalli’s books and collection of poems dedicated to children. They should be “distributed to national educational academies” to spread the messages Squalli wanted to convey children, El Merini stressed.Read Also: In Memoriam: Moroccan Celebrities Who Died in 2018Mustapha El Ktiri, the Moroccan high commissioner of former resistance fighters and members of the Army of Liberation, said that Squally was among the early participants in the Moroccan national movement. El Ktiri continued, Squalli “was among the arrested people in the events of 1944 in the cities of Rabat, Sale, and Fez,” after King Mohammed V sent an official letter to the French colonial authorities demanding independence, known as the manifesto demanding independence. read more

  • Lack of funding could put half a million in Chad at risk

    Only $51 million has been received so far for the 2008 Humanitarian Appeal for Chad, which covers 70 projects proposed by eight UN agencies and 14 non-governmental organizations (NGOs).UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes said he was still hopeful that donors will respond generously to the appeal.“But if funding trends do not significantly improve in the coming months, this could have devastating consequences for nearly half a million people who heavily rely on humanitarian assistance for their survival,” he warned.In addition to the more than 180,000 IDPs who have fled internal conflict in the east of the country, Chad also hosts over a quarter of a million refugees from the Sudan, and more than 57,000 refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR).Solofo Ramaroson, head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) field office in Chad’s eastern town of Abéché, also cautioned that “should our life-saving operations ever be interrupted, whether due to lack of funding or to insecurity, the current crisis would seriously deteriorate within a short period of time.”Humanitarian actors in Chad are set to meet in May to revise the humanitarian needs and the requirements for the response.The acting UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Chad, Eliane Duthoit, noted that the 2007 Humanitarian Appeal for the country was the “best-funded worldwide,” having received 99 per cent of the $274 million requested.The contributors to this year’s appeal include Canada, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the United States. 14 April 2008United Nations humanitarian officials have repeated their appeal for funds to support nearly half a million refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Chad, noting that less than 20 per cent of the $290 million requested last December has been provided. read more

  • UN seeking nearly 59 million to aid Georgian conflict victims

    “I hope the international community will show itself fully ready, capable and willing to help provide critically-needed assistance to the people of Georgia,” said Catherine Bragg, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator.According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), donors have already pledged $23 million towards the appeal, which will support the aid efforts of nine UN agencies and 16 non-governmental and international organizations.Food, health and nutrition, protection, shelter and non-food items, as well as water, sanitation and hygiene are among the most urgent needs for the victims of the conflict, which began over a week ago when heavy fighting broke out in South Ossetia between Georgian and South Ossetian forces. The ensuing hostilities, in which Russian forces also became involved, uprooted close to 118,000 people from their homes, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).OCHA says the humanitarian response has been challenging due to limited access. Those affected have also gathered in numerous sites making it difficult for both the Georgian Government and relief agencies to locate them and identify their needs.There have also been reports of property destruction, looting of assets and civilians traumatized by the conflict. “While the most acute phase of the violence appears to have passed, until there a firm peace in the country we must be prepared to respond to a critical and fluctuating humanitarian situation,” said Ms. Bragg.The limited access to the affected areas means that the airlifting of goods is still required, and it is the only way to get supplies to the western part of the country. On Sunday, a UN convoy of relief supplies managed to enter the town of Gori for the first time in the past two weeks, bringing with it high-energy biscuits, jerry cans, kitchen sets and blankets. The World Health Organization (WHO) has stressed the importance of providing appropriate health care and safe drinking water, sanitation and accommodation for those affected, adding that there have been no reported outbreaks of communicable diseases among the displaced so far. Authorities in both Georgia and Russia have indicated that they currently are able to cope with the health needs that may arise, the agency said. WHO has offered both governments its assistance and is in constant contact with officials to monitor the health situation. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spent the past several days conferring with his top advisers regarding the situation in Georgia, as well as with the President of the Security Council, the body’s five permanent members and the Permanent Representative of Georgia to the UN. The last of those meetings took place today, when he met with the United Kingdom’s Ambassador to the UN. 18 August 2008The United Nations and its humanitarian partners today appealed for $58.6 million to meet the needs for the next six months of almost 130,000 people affected by the recent crisis in Georgia. read more

  • TSX rallies more than 250 points as oil prices show signs of

    TORONTO — The Toronto stock market shot up over 250 points Friday as energy stocks responded to some stability in oil prices this week and base metals started to recover from a severe mauling sparked by a plunge in copper prices.The S&P/TSX composite index soared 267.59 points to 14,309.41.The Canadian dollar lost 0.02 of a cent to 83.56 cents US.New York markets improved following the release of strong consumer data. The University of Michigan’s consumer confidence index for January jumped to 98.2, up from 93.0 last month and better than the 94.1 reading that economists had expected.The Dow Jones industrials gained 190.86 points to 17,511.57, the Nasdaq was up 63.56 points to 4,634.38 and the S&P 500 index was 26.75 points higher at 2,019.42.The TSX energy sector was the star performer, ahead 6.15% as oil tries to find support around the US$45 a barrel level.Prices have plunged almost 40% since the end of November after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries ruled out cuts in production to support prices. Overall, crude prices are down about 55% from the highs of June 2014 amid a huge supply/demand imbalance.Despite the strong gain Friday, analysts caution about picking a bottom for oil.“It’s too hard a call,” said Bob Gorman, chief portfolio strategist at TD Waterhouse.“It’s really dependent on how much pain the Saudis want to inflict on, in ascending order, on Iran, the Russians and the U.S. fracking industry. And we just don’t know. These things tend to go on longer and further than you think.”Prices were supported Friday by a report from the International Energy Agency which said the collapse in oil prices is expected to slash growth in non-OPEC oil production this year. And it said that could in turn increase demand for OPEC’s own output.The February crude contract in New York closed up $2.44 at US$48.69 a barrel. There was further evidence of how the collapse in oil prices is affecting oilpatch support firms.Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE:SLB) has recorded a $296-million charge as it cuts its workforce by 9,000. Its quarterly adjusted earnings were $1.50 a share, five cents above estimates. Sales rose six per cent to $12.6 billion, in line with analyst expectations. The company is also raising its dividend by 25%, paying 50 cents a share. Its stock rose 6.13% to US$81.33.The base metals sector was ahead six per cent with March copper advancing six cents to US$2.62 a pound. The metals component has tumbled about 15% just this week alone after copper prices went into full retreat, falling below US$2.49 a pound in the worst performance since the 2008 financial crisis. The slide came amid weak trade data from China and a cut in the World Bank’s estimate for global growth this year.The gold sector was ahead 3.25% with bullion prices rising $12.10 to US$1,276.90 an ounce on top of five strong days of advances amid expectations that the European Central Bank will move next week to launch its own quantitative easing program, which would involve the massive purchase of bonds. There has also been speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve could delay raising interest rates this year.All sectors were positive, save for a 0.3% dip in consumer staples.North American markets continued to register losses last week with the TSX losing 76 points or 0.5% on top of a 2.5% drop the previous week. The Dow industrials fell 225 points or 1.27%. read more

  • Mauritania wants to elevate relations with Sri Lanka

    The President expressed great satisfaction on the status of existing bilateral relations between the two nations and indicated his strong desire to elevate it to a higher level for the benefit of both countries in the years ahead. (Colombo Gazette) The Ambassador also conveyed the greetings from the Sri Lankan President to the President of Mauritania. The President of Mauritania has requested Sri Lanka envoy to convey his personal well wishes to his Sri Lankan counterpart. The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Nigeria Thambirajah Raveenthiran, concurrently accredited as Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Mauritania as well, presented his Credentials to Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the President of Mauritania at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace at Nouakchott in Mauritania.The Ambassador was granted an audience with the President after the presentation of Credentials. The Sri Lankan envoy made this opportunity to brief the president on all significant developments in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan Ambassador thanked the President of Mauritania for the unstinted support extended to Sri Lanka at United Nations Human Rights Council in 2012 and 2013. The President recollected vividly his brief sojourn in Colombo in 2013 on his way to Brisbane Australia to attend G-20 Summit and remarked he was highly impressed by the developments in Sri Lanka. read more

  • Military assured they will not be charged on rights issue

    The President said he was not prepared to govern the country based on the opinions of some groups. The military was today assured they will not be charged on the human rights issue.President Maithripala Sirisena gave the assurance at an event held in Palaly today.

  • Supermarket operator Supervalu eliminating about 1100 positions nationwide

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Supervalu is eliminating about 1,100 positions nationwide, or about 3 per cent of its workforce, less than a week after the supermarket operator completed the sale of five of its grocery chains.The company said Tuesday that sale of the five grocery chains means that the remaining business will need “significantly fewer” corporate and store support roles and functions.Supervalu has struggled for years to turn around its business. The broader supermarket industry has been facing growing competition from big-box retailers such as Target, drugstore chains and dollar stores. While bigger chains such as Kroger Co. have adapted by tweaking store formats and improving discount programs and product offerings, Supervalu has scrambled to keep pace.The reductions at Supervalu will include current jobs and open positions that won’t be filled. The job eliminations will occur at nearly all company offices and across most departments.But store-level employees and the Save-A-Lot chain are generally not affected by the reductions, with more emphasis on corporate and store support centre offices.Supervalu has about 3,470 stores in the U.S. and approximately 35,000 employees. The company said that the final working dates for employees whose positions are being eliminated will vary, as it depends on the needs of the business and the areas they support. Those workers whose jobs are eliminated will be offered severance and outplacement services.President and CEO Sam Duncan said in a statement that it was a difficult decision for the company to make, but a necessary step toward rebuilding the business.“This move is an important part of our strategy to be more focused and efficient in our operations, including how we staff and support our three business units going forward,” he said.Supervalu shares rose 7 cents, or 1.4 per cent, to close at $5.12 Tuesday.On Thursday Supervalu completed on the sale of Albertson’s, Jewel-Osco, Acme, Shaw’s and Star Market to an investor group led by Cerberus Capital Management. Supervalu announced the sale in January, at which time it said that after the sale it would focus on its Save-A-Lot discount stores, as well as its smaller regional chains Cub, Farm Fresh, Shoppers, Shop ‘n Save and Hornbacher’s. It will also keep its wholesale business that distributes groceries to stores.As part of the deal, the investor group agreed to pay $100 million in cash for the stores, and assume $3.2 billion in existing debt. Cerberus also offered to buy up to 30 per cent of what’s left of Supervalu for $4 per share after the deal closed. Supermarket operator Supervalu eliminating about 1,100 positions nationwide AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Mar 26, 2013 8:58 am MDT read more

  • Imax teams with Shanghai Film to open 19 more giantscreen cinemas in

    Imax teams with Shanghai Film to open 19 more giant-screen cinemas in China by The Associated Press Posted Jul 21, 2014 10:05 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email HONG KONG – Imax and China’s biggest state-owned film exhibitor are teaming up to open 19 giant screen cinemas in the world’s No. 2 movie market.Imax Corp. and Shanghai Film Corp. said Tuesday that a “significant number” of the theatres will open before the end of 2015.No financial terms were disclosed. Shanghai Film already operates three Chinese Imax theatres.Box office revenues in China surged 27 per cent last year to $3.6 billion, making the country a crucial market for international film companies.Government policies aimed at encouraging growth of Imax and 3-D movies are helping boost the format’s popularity in China’s tightly controlled film market.“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” the latest instalment of Michael Bay’s blockbuster robot film franchise, earned nearly $10 million at Chinese Imax screens on its opening weekend, more than double the previous record, the company said.The deal comes a year after Imax partnered with another Chinese company, Wanda Cinema, to open up to 120 of the Canadian company’s theatres.At the end of 2013, Imax had 173 cinemas in China and plans for 230 more by 2021, according to its latest annual report.That puts China on track to become Imax’s No. 1 market globally, overtaking the United States, where box office revenue growth is stagnating and the company has about 380 cinemas.____Online:Imax: www.imax.com read more

  • Massive efforts under way in floodhit northern DPRK require additional support –

    Local authorities in North Hamgyong province say that repairs were made to 17,698 households, including 11,928 new homes built for families. Local agencies have also been providing flood-affected people with food, medicine, shelter, water and sanitation assistance, warm clothes and household items to meet the immediate needs. In addition, the Government issued a special request for the agencies to contribute towards roofing for the new homes and public institutions. Following a joint mission between the DPRK Government and humanitarian agencies working in some of the country’s worst flood-hit areas, Tapan Mishra, the UN Resident Coordinator in DPR Korea, said it was inspiring to see first-hand all the work that has been gone into rehousing of the displaced people, rebuilding hospitals, clinics, schools and repairing damaged infrastructure. “While there is no doubt that massive efforts have been made to bring relief to the people in the affected areas, especially to provide housing as a priority before severe winter sets in, additional support is still needed. More than 27,000 hectares of agricultural land was inundated by the flood waters, while kitchen gardens were destroyed and livestock killed. All of these will take time to replenish. In addition, water networks in the affected counties remain partially broken, while essential medicines and nutritious food continue to be a pressing need to prevent malnutrition and outbreaks of disease.” Mr. Mishra also stated that this mission provides a great opportunity to evaluate flood-affected areas and discuss possible solutions with the national authorities, including how they can work together to meet the basic needs of the people as the winter is around the corner. He also added that despite generous support from the donors, more assistance is still urgently required to make sure than no one is left behind. At the end of August, Typhoon Lionrock struck northern DPRK, damaging many lives and property, and bringing the cost of the response to be $29 million according to Flood Emergency Response Plan. To date, humanitarian agencies in DPRK have raised only $12 million. read more

  • Jo Brand felt she couldnt make a fuss after sexual assault at

     Jo Brand at the Hay Festival  When Hislop said the allegations were no “high-level crime” Brand interjected that “it doesn’t have to be high-level for women to feel under siege in somewhere like the House of Commons.“Actually, for women if you’re constantly being harassed, even in a small way, that builds up and that wears you down.”The episode received 234 complaints to Ofcom, the media regulator.  Jo Brand at the Hay Festival  Brand expressed her anger at the situation and said she was still unsure whether she should have said something, adding the man had “exploited” the fact everyone was “having a laugh, doing charity and having fun.” Jo Brand, the comedian and presenter, had said that she didn’t feel she could “make a fuss” over a businessman who sexually assaulted her at a Canary Wharf charity event because they were “raising loads of money”.Brand told an audience at the Hay Festival that she failed to report a man who “stuck his tongue in my mouth” because she didn’t want to ruin the “jolly” atmosphere at a charity fundraiser.The BAFTA winning comedy actress described the moment at a corporate charity event which took place at Canary Wharf that an intoxicated businessman who was trying to “put her back in her box” offered the comedian £200 for a kiss.The 61-year old said: “They were all pissed, it was about nine o’clock in the morning and they were all sort of 35 year olds thrusting. So this thrusty guy comes up to me and he says I’ll give you £200 for your charity if you give me a kiss. I went oh god, alright then.”Brand then offered her cheek in the spirit of charity when the man in question instead “stuck his tongue in my mouth. It was disgusting”.”The thing was I thought to myself, this is a charity day everyone’s all jolly and we’re raising loads of money. Can I make a really massive fuss about that? To my shame, I didn’t. I just pretended it hadn’t happened and moved on.”   She went on to attack the business world for sidelining women, saying they attempt “to put you down” if women are “being gobby” or “appearing to be confident.”When asked by host Stephanie Merritt if women have more permission to be angry, Brand responded “yes but not very and not for very long”.Brand was at the event to promote her memoir Born Lippy: How to Do Female, a tongue-in-cheek advice book for teenagers based on all the things she wishes she’d known aged sixteen. She has two teenage daughters Maisie, 18, and Elisa, 16, with her husband Bernie Bourke.The book includes advice such as what women can say if they encounter a man masturbating on public transport and how to address young people watching porn. Brand wittily retorts that you should “just say to them: we’re all going to sit down and watch it as a family”.Brand has been vocal about her support of women who have encountered sexual assault in the past after she shut down an all-male panel on Have I Got News For You in 2017. The panel, which Brand hosted, included journalist Quentin Letts, comedian Miles Jupp, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton, who were discussing the Westminster harassment scandal. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

  • 1 in 3 drivers expect aggression or intimidation on Irish roads

    first_imgNEW FIGURES ON road rage in Ireland suggest that it is not an unusual experience for drivers.Nearly 40 per cent of the Irish drivers who took part in a Continental Tyres survey of 300 people said that they shout or get angry behind the wheel on a weekly basis.Meanwhile, 13 per cent of them have gotten out of their car in order to confront another driver. Plus nearly one in three of the respondents said that they ‘expect’ to experience aggressive or intimidating driving while out in their car.Paddy Murphy of Continental Tyres Ireland said that the road rage figures “are shocking”. Of the road users who annoy drivers the most, learners topped the list (52.7 per cent), followed by older or slower drivers (45.5 percent) and boy racers (43.6 per cent).Dr Mark Sullman, expert in driver behaviour at Cranfield University said:When driving, we are prevented from using the normal cues to work out people’s intentions, such as facial expression and body language, so we are more likely to misunderstand their behaviour and interpret it in a negative way.He advises that motorists can choose not to let it rile them “and instead deal with the situation in a positive way, such as concentrating on driving safely yourself or realising that everyone makes mistakes”.Read: Half of Irish drivers admit to suffering road rage> Getting a blast of the horn from another driver is the most common form of aggression, followed by offensive hand gestures and being ‘tailgated’.center_img Of paramount importance is road safety but if motorists feel intimidated or angry they will lack concentration, increasing the danger for other road users, never mind not enjoying the driving experience.He said the company is urging drivers to consider using more courtesy while driving, “not only to improve safety and the driving experience but also because showing consideration to others on the roads actually eases congestion and reduces delays”.The survey also showed:When on the receiving end of road rage, 40 per cent feel angry, 21 per cent feel shaken and nearly one in five (18.9 per cent) feel like retaliating.last_img read more

  • Google is close to releasing Siri rival called Majel

    first_imgAt the moment, Siri is one of a kind. The iOS assistant is in its infancy, but it’s still miles ahead of any rival voice recognition platforms. Android has implemented voice search from the beginning, but it lacks Siri’s conversational A.I. element. That may change soon, as a report states that Google will soon release a major update to its Android Voice Actions.The aim of the update is to make Voice Actions more Siri-like, responding to casual language. The project is nicknamed Majel, after Majel Barrett-Roddenberry: the voice of Star Trek‘s Federation Computer. The initial release of Majel will be limited to Google search queries, but is expected to eventually incorporate actions for system settings and third-party apps. Majel could be released to the public by the end of the year, but an early 2012 launch is more likely.The Star Trek-related codename may have significance. In an October interview, Google’s Matias Duarte said that its approach to voice control was similar to the starship Enterprise; it wouldn’t pretend to be a spunky person, it’s just a computer that can talk, listen, and interpret. In other words, don’t expect the Android equivalent to have any of Siri’s cheekiness.It’s wise of Google to quickly develop its own Siri rival, but it may be an uphill climb. Siri’s tech can’t be duplicated overnight: its tech has roots in a military DARPA project, and is the culmination of over 40 years of research. It was also developed independently as a third-party app before Apple bought it in 2010. The company then spent another year and a half advancing it further and preparing for its public (beta) release. Google is also competing against a moving target: while it plays catch-up, Apple’s engineers are working on the next steps for Siri.Still, Google is the company best suited to challenge Siri. It already has its own voice recognition tech, and it can gradually incorporate more natural speech into its repertoire.via Android and Melast_img read more

  • This Little Robot Blasts the Bacteria in Your Hotel Room Bed

    first_imgStay on target This Apartment-Like Camper Van Could Be the Future of Van LifeMarriott Swaps Tiny Toiletries For More Sustainable Options We all know the drill: A hotel room may look tidy, but there’s bacteria lurking in those neatly pressed sheets. In a 2012 study, researchers found 81 percent of hotel room surfaces sampled had some fecal bacteria.But before you start stressing about your next vacation, there’s a little robot that can help. Ventur Studio’s CleanseBot is a travel-sized cleaning robot designed to sanitize and disinfect hotel room surfaces — no chemicals used.Equipped with with artificial-intelligence tech and 18 sensors, CleanseBot uses multi-directional, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation — UV-C lamps — to blast away 99.99 percent of germs and bacteria on any surfaces, but most importantly, on your hotel bed.The UV-C light has also been proven to help prevent the spread of airborne viruses, according to Ventur Studios.Photo Credit: CleanseBot/Ventur StudioTo blast away the bacteria on your bed, just set the robot down on the bed for 30 or 60 minutes, and it works to sanitize and disinfect sheets and blankets. Its sensors can detect obstacles, allowing it to change directions and climb over materials.You can then pick up the bot in handheld mode to sanitize electronic devices, light switches, hard surfaces, children’s toys, and even pet toys. When in handheld mode, sensors automatically switch off the upward-facing UV-C light.Photo Credit: CleanseBot/Ventur StudioWeighing less than half a pound, Ventur Studio says the CleanseBot kills 99.99 percent of bacteria, germs, and dust mites. In addition to its three cleaning modes (under blanket, climbing, and handheld), CleanseBot is also a power bank able to charge devices with its 3700 mAh battery.Ventur Studio currently has patents for the CleanseBot, including technology that keeps the tiny machine from falling off a bed, and another for the wheel technology, which allows the robot to go over any type of material or surface.Photo Credit: CleanseBot/Ventur StudioOn Jan.7, CleanseBot hit the ‘million club’ on Kickstarter — 10,474 backers had pledged $1,187,861 to bring the project to life.The Kickstarter sale price is $99, and all orders and units are expected to ship in April 2019.More on Geek.com:Robot Vacuum Showdown: Neato Vs. RoombaThis Roomba Can Turn Cleaning Maps Into ‘Doom’ LevelsThis $800 Robot Suitcase Will Follow You Around Airportslast_img read more

  • Guardiola frustrated despite convincing win

    first_imgManchester City’s defending frustrated Pep Guardiola despite winning 6-1 at home against Southampton at the Etihad on Sunday.Manchester City already had a three-goal lead after just 18 minutes, but they conceded before the break when Ederson fouled Danny Ings in the box, and the striker converted the penalty.Ings’ goal was the first goal City had conceded in seven games and Guardiola was infuriated with his team’s defending.“We did some very good things, the first 20 minutes was excellent and offensively we were very good, but we conceded a lot,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“The game gave me a good feeling, but at the same time, we didn’t defend well, although with 6-1 I am so satisfied. We were lucky to score the fourth goal in the final minute of the first half because otherwise, it would have been complicated after half-time.“As a team, he [Mark Hughes] demanded a lot, and today we were very clinical, especially at the start, and we had the feeling we would create a lot of chances.“But when they had the ball in midfield we didn’t control the balls, they won all the second balls, we had to defend deeper and were not stable enough – and that’s why the fourth goal was so crucial.”last_img read more

  • Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

    first_imgHello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Thursday, May 9. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . 18:06Busy through ChellA527 Biddulph Road coming from Brindley Ford Southbound busy but moving at A5272 High Lane roundabout. 18:05Accident on A500A500 D Road partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident at A34 Stone Road (Hanford Interchange). On the roundabout. 17:41Slow in BucknallSlow traffic on A52 Werrington Road Westbound before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights). Travel time is four minutes. 16:59Busy on Victoria RoadHeavy traffic on A50 Victoria Road at A5007 City Road. Travel time is four minutes. 16:29Delays in Moorland Road tooUsual congestion on B5051 Moorland Road / Ford Green Road at A5272 High Lane (Smallthorne Roundabout). 16:20Congestion at Porthill Usual congestion on A527 Porthill Road at A500 D Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank). 16:16Home time weather…Travelling home soon? Still some heavy #Showers knocking around southern areas, and further #Rain to come across central and northern parts. Expect standing water and spray on the roads pic.twitter.com/fn1XVVQbUI— Met Office (@metoffice) May 9, 201915:40Six-minute delays on A50 Queuing traffic on A50 Westbound from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). Travel time is six minutes. 12:45Accident in Bignell EndRavens Lane in both directions partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident near Hope Street.The accident is near to Village Fish and Chips. 12:43Man jumps from window during incident at Stoke-on-Trent block of flatsThree men were taken to hospital following the incident – while a police cordon remains in place this afternoon. More here 11:00Man, 32, charged with sexual assault and robberyHe is set to appear before magistrates today. More here.09:24Accident near Smallthorne roundabouts involves two vehiclesA5272 Hanley Road in both directions partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident, two vehicles involved from A53 Leek New Road (Holden Bridge, Sneyd Green) to Sneyd Hill (Smallthorne roundabouts, Smallthorne). 09:21Broken down vehicle closes lane on M6A Highways England spokesman said:Lane 1 (of 3) blocked southbound M6 J14 Stafford North to J13 Stafford South due to a broken down car. Traffic Officers en route with free recovery.”09:14More details on collision at Smallthorne RoundaboutsReports of queueing traffic due to accident on A5272 Hanley Road in both directions from A53 Leek New Road (Holden Bridge, Sneyd Green) to Sneyd Hill (Smallthorne roundabouts, Smallthorne).09:14Accident reported at Smallthorne RoundaboutsWe’ve got reports of an accident at Smallthorne roundabouts. Emergency services believed to be at scene. No further details yet.09:04Queueing traffic in MeirQueueing traffic on A520 Sandon Road in both directions at Uttoxeter Road.Not helped by the A500 accident. 08:40Update on A34 collisionOne lane blocked and queueing traffic due to accident on A34 Stone Road Southbound from A5035 Longton Road (Trentham roundabout, Trentham) to A34 (Monkey Roundabout, Tittensor).Lane one (of two) is blocked. Emergency services are on site. 08:31Accident on A34 One lane blocked and queueing traffic due to accident on A34 Stone Road Southbound from Tittensor (Trentham) to Tittensor (Tittensor).Lane one (of two) is blocked. Emergency services are on site. 08:27Queues on A34Queueing traffic on A34 Stone Road in both directions at A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange).Not helped by the accident on the A500.08:17Have you seen 25-year-old wanted by police?Bennion is wanted for recall to prison and is believed to be in the Crewe area. More here.08:11Police working to tackle ‘aggressive begging’ in city centrePolice have charged a woman with breaching an order issued after presenting herself as homeless in Hanley. More here.08:04Slow traffic at Smallthorne RoundaboutsUsual slow traffic on B5051 Moorland Road / Ford Green Road at A5272 High Lane (Smallthorne Roundabout). 07:56Queuing traffic on A520 in Weston CoyneyQueueing traffic on A520 Weston Road in both directions at A5272 Park Hall Road. 07:52A34 busy but moving in Trent ValeA34 Newcastle Road busy but moving between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). 07:49Queuing traffic in ChellQueueing traffic on A527 Biddulph Road coming from Brinley Ford Southbound at A5272 High Lane roundabout. Travel time is four minutes. 07:39Queueing traffic on Leek RoadQueueing traffic on A52 Leek Road Southbound from A50 Victoria Road (Joiner’s Square) to A5007 City Road. In the roadworks area.Due to temporary traffic lights. 07:25Usual congestion in Cobridge Usual congestion on A53 Elder Road around A50 Waterloo Road (Cobridge Traffic Lights). 07:08QueuEing traffic on A500Queueing traffic on A500 D Road Eastbound from A34 Stone Road (Hanford Interchange, Hanford) to M6 J15 (Stoke-On-Trent, Hanchurch). 06:54A50 busy but moving A50 Westbound busy but moving from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). 06:46Slow traffic on A53Slow traffic on A53 in both directions near Gateway Avenue.Temporary traffic lights are in place around the construction of a new pedestrian crossing.last_img read more

  • RealTime Dose Monitoring to Improve Staff Safety

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Mark Pankuch, Ph.D., director of medical physics at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center, discusses the clinical applications and practical aspects of operating a proton therapy center at the 2017 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) annual meeting. 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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 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. 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 videoscenter_img Find more SCCT news and videos 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.  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 Conference Coverage View all 396 items Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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.” Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? 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.  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. 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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. 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” Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. Artificial Intelligence | 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. Find more SCCT news and videos 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 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. 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. Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:25Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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.  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.  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:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy Related Articles on Y-90 Radiotherapy:Current Advances in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyA Look Ahead in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyRadioactive Bead Therapy Now Used for Head, Neck TumorsNCCN Guidelines Recommend Y-90 Microspheres for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treatment 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. Technology Reports View all 9 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.” 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.” Sponsored Videos View all 142 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 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 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. 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. 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 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 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 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. 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. 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. 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 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 content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018.  Women’s Health View all 62 items Find more SCCT news and videos Enterprise Imaging | March 27, 2019 VIDEO: GE Healthcare’s CCA Analytics Provides Governance for Enterprise Imaging GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive (CCA) Analytics, shown at RSNA 2018, works directly with the vendor neutral archive (VNA), allowing users to evaluate clinical, financial and operational processes across the healthcare system. The analytics solution shows how all of the different components of the archive and all of the imaging sources — departments, facilities and modalities — are working across the enterprise. 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.last_img read more

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    first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Qantas has received regulatory approval to sign off on a Joint Business Agreement (JBA) with American Airlines (AA).Receiving Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) support early this morning, joint operations have been approved on services between Australia/ New Zealand and the US.ACCC chairman Rod Sim explained the Commission saw the JBA as offering positive benefits to travellers, without reducing competition on the selected routes.“The ACCC does not consider that the JBA will have any anti-competitive effects, as Qantas and American Airlines do not currently provide any overlapping direct services on the trans-Pacific routes,” Mr Sims said.“This JBA is likely to result in new and improved products and services which will benefit passengers, including improved schedules and connectivity.”The news comes a month after the Commission awarded a preliminary thumbs-up on the venture. last_img read more