• Interim Manager Hansi Flick to Stay on Until Winter Break, Confirm Bayern Munich

    first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Munich: Bayern Munich interim coach Hansi Flick will remain on the champions’ bench at least until Christmas, club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Friday.Flick took over last week from Niko Kovac and won both games in charge – against Olympiakos in the Champions League and against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. “I have held talks with Hansi in the past days and he told me reporters keep asking him if he will be in charge the next game,” Rummenigge told the annual general meeting.”Well I can say that until further notice means he will be in charge at least until Christmas or maybe even beyond.”Flick’s stock soared on Saturday when his team hit top form in their biggest game of the season so far, crushing title rivals Dortmund 4-0.Bayern, who have already qualified for the Champions League knockout stage, are in third place in the Bundesliga, four points behind leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach.The league breaks for the winter on December 22 and resumes on January 17. bayern munichceochristmasHansi Flick First Published: November 16, 2019, 2:50 PM ISTlast_img read more

  • ISL: ATK qualify for semis after 1-1 draw with Kerala

    first_imgAtletico de Kolkata (ATK) sealed their place in the semi-finals after a 1-1 draw with Kerala Blasters in an Indian Super League (ISL) football match in Kolkata at the Rabindra Sarovar stadium on Tuesday.Third-placed ATK, who have now moved to 19 points from 13 matches, have a better head-to-head record against Kerala. They are the only side in the ISL to qualify for the semis in all three editions of the tournament.Table-toppers Mumbai City FC, 22 points from 13 matches, and second positioned Delhi Dynamos (20 from 12) have also qualified along with ATK. (ISL: Atletico de Kolkata keep semis hopes alive with a late winner against FC Goa)Kerala also have 19 points but have an inferior goal difference and are fourth in the standings.Top four teams qualify for the semi-finals. FC Pune City (18 points from 15 matches) were knocked out of the tournament after ATK’s 1-1 draw against Kerala.Fifth-placed NorthEast who are also in the fray with 15 points from 12 outings.Kerala will host NorthEast in their last group stage match, the outcome of which could potentially decide which team claims the last qualifying spot. (Delhi, Kolkata play out 2-2 draw in ISL)For Kerala, C.K. Vineeth netted in the eighth minute to pull them ahead. But Stephen Pearson restored parity in the 18th minute, scoring in the second consecutive game.Vineeth scored his fourth goal in five games by nodding in from close range after ATK goalkeeper Debjit Muzumdar came out of his line needlessly and spilled the ball for him to put the ball into an empty net. (ISL: Kerala Blasters beat Chennaiyin FC 3-1)advertisementIn the 17th minute, ATK’s marquee footballer Postiga took a swipe from distance but failed to score. The hosts though equalised soon after, Pearson putting the finishing touches to a wonderful one-touch move with Postiga feeding the midfielder to side-foot the ball in.At halfime, both teams were level at 1-1.ATK coach Jose Molina brought in Keegan Pereira in place of Robert Lalthlamuana at the start of the second half. Fortunes though did not turn for the inaugural champions as the second period failed to produce any moment of note at both ends. (Kerala beat Pune 2-1 to get closer to ISL semis qualification)With time running out and the game meandering on, Molina threw in Juan Belencoso to alter the fate in place of striker Iain Hume in the 80th minute. A partially fit Sameehg Doutie was also drafted in in the dying minutes but the game ended 1-1 at full time.last_img read more

  • Ashes 2nd Test: Jofra Archer’s hostile spell reminds Ricky Ponting of 2005 series

    first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service LondonAugust 18, 2019UPDATED: August 18, 2019 11:17 IST Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer’s fiery bouncers hit Steve Smith on Day 4 of the 2nd Test (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRicky Ponting said Archer’s spell is not going to be series-definingJofra Archer failed to dismiss Steve Smith despite a fiery spellSmith was dismissed on 92 by Chris Woakes on SaturdayFormer Australian Ricky Ponting has compared England pacer Jofra Archer’s brutish spell at Lord’s on Day 4 of the second Ashes Test to the one that he faced during the famous 2005 series.The series, widely rated as one of the greatest in the longest format of the game, started off with a searing spell from England’s Steve Harmison in which he hit Australian openers Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer before hitting Ponting which left him with a bloodied cheeck.”That was a really fiery morning and last night brought back a few memories of what it was like,” Ponting told”I remember when I got hit, I think ‘Vaughny’ (England captain Michael Vaughan) said to his players, ‘no-one go and say a word to him and check if he’s OK’. Which was fine by me, because my eyes were going a bit as it was, so I reckon I would have told them to get away in no uncertain terms anyway!”On Saturday, Steve Smith defied the England bowlers once again but he was stopped from scoring a third consecutive century in the series by debutant Archer, who regularly hit speeds north of 90mph on Day 4.Archer first hit Smith on the forearm before send a hurling a bouncer flush on the prolific run scorer’s neck while he was on 80. It forced Smith to retire hurt and the Australians were visibly shaken by that, considering the similarity to the blow that the late Phillip Hughes received which eventually led to his death in 2014. But Smith was good enough to walk off and resumed his innings as soon as the next wicket fell.advertisementRicky Ponting expects Steve Smith to do it all again in 2nd inningsPonting said that Smith won’t be afraid the next time he comes out, considering that fact that he managed to push his total to 92 on Day 4 and that he is an experienced Test batsman.”I don’t think it’ll be a series-defining spell,” Ponting told “He’s made 92 again. I know he’d made 70 or so before he copped that first knock and I wouldn’t be surprised if they do attack him a bit more now.”But the one thing I like is that Archer didn’t get Smith out. Smithy got through it without losing his wicket. Assuming everything is OK with that blow in the neck, he’ll front up and do it all again in the second innings. (Smith coming back onto the ground) might seem incredibly courageous to the average person sitting back and watching it, but that’s just what you’re expected to do. That’s part of the job of being a Test batsman.”He won’t have any fear because it’s just what you do every day. You face bowlers in the nets every day and you get hit every now and then. But certainly nothing changes in your mindset.”Langer had spoken about Smith’s reluctance to wear a stem guard attachment to his helmet which would have softened the impact and Ponting said that he understands that.”I understand why they would want to make it mandatory to wear it,” said the batting great. “But I also understand as a player that your helmet is such an individual piece of equipment. And obviously Smithy doesn’t wear the stem guards because it’s a comfort thing and he doesn’t like the feeling around the back of his neck.”Also Read | Steve Smith clears concussion protocol after being hit on neck by Jofra Archer bouncerAlso Read | Fans slam Jofra Archer for smiling after nasty bouncer to Steve SmithAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ricky PontingFollow Steve SmithFollow Jofra ArcherFollow Ashes 2019Follow England VS Australia Ashes 2nd Test: Jofra Archer’s hostile spell reminds Ricky Ponting of 2005 seriesEngland vs Australia, 2nd Test: Jofra Archer came up with a hostile spell of fast bowling, hitting Steve Smith on his arms and then on the neck. Smith retired hurt on 80 but returned to make 92 in Australia’s 1st innings on Saturday. advertisementlast_img read more

  • Nearby greenery may help Canadians live longer new study suggests

    first_imgFREDERICTON – A new study suggests having daily exposure to trees and other greenery can extend your life.Dan Crouse of the University of New Brunswick, along with other researchers across Canada and the United States, studied 1.3 million Canadians in 30 cities over an 11-year period.“We found that those who have more trees and vegetation around where they lived had an eight to 12 per cent reduced risk of dying compared to those who didn’t,” Crouse said Wednesday.The study used data from the 2001 long-form census and compared it to Canadian mortality data base for the next 11 years.Researchers took into account the amount of trees, plants, shrubs and other vegetation within 250 metres of an individual’s home and created estimates of daily greenness exposure, he said.They also used community data such as socioeconomic makeup and environmental characteristics like air pollution and population density.“Holding all that constant, if you live in a greener area, compared to a less greener area, there’s about a 10-per-cent reduced risk of dying,” he said.Crouse said he had heard anecdotal stories from people who said their stress level was reduced after spending time with nature, but he was surprised at the impact that green space can have.Researchers found the protective effects of exposure to green space weren’t the same for everyone, however.“One thing that was kind of striking is that we found that those who were in the highest income bracket and those who had the highest levels of education were benefiting more from the exposure to greenness,” he said.“If you take two people and everything else is more or less the same … their age, sex and city they live in and they both have the same amount of greenness around where they live, someone who is more affluent is getting a big boost to their risk of dying whereas people in the lowest income group were getting almost no benefit at all.”He said lower income people may have less time to spend around their properties, or live in an apartment without good views.Having green space around your home has greater benefit than weekly trips to the park, he said, calling it an important message for city planners.“Parks are important but I think this shows that it’s just as important to have trees on medians and along streets and sidewalks where people are going to have contact on a regular basis,” he said.The study only measured rates of mortality and didn’t estimate how much longer someone might live with regular exposure to green spaces.The full findings of the study are published in this month’s issue of The Lancet Planetary Health.Crouse said he’d like to do a similar study on the benefit of living close to oceans, rivers and lakes.“Water is completely different from green space, but living on the water can be very relaxing and stress reducing,” he said.last_img read more

  • UN officials remember fall of Berlin Wall 20 years on

    Mr. Ban issued a statement through his spokesperson in which he said the Wall’s tearing down “changed the course of history and came to symbolize the triumph of ordinary people in their quest for freedom. We owe it to all of those who fought for their fundamental rights and freedoms to never forget their struggle. Their story still inspires today.”The Secretary-General said the anniversary offers “a reminder of the difference people can make for the greater good, whether it is fighting for human rights in 1989 or working in the 21st century to end poverty, feed the hungry and combat climate change.”The incoming head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in a separate statement, said world leaders cannot afford to be complacent in the quest for freedom, human rights and diversity.Irina Bokova, Director-General-elect of UNESCO, used the anniversary to stress that the battle for universal values has not yet been won.“Today we live in a globalized world, but too many walls remain,” said Ms. Bokova. “UNESCO’s task is to break through these walls, wherever they may be and whatever form they take.”Ms. Bokova, who succeeds Koïchiro Matsuura as UNESCO chief on 15 November, served as foreign minister of Bulgaria during the 1990s.She described the fall of the Berlin Wall as “an event of immense historical importance for world peace and the advance of democracy. It was the start of a new era, giving rise to hopes, not just in Eastern Europe but around the world, for a better life. A page has been turned.”But she also noted that while globalization could be “a liberating force, it also carries the risk of creating a more uniform world, eroding the incredible diversity that is the real source of human creativity, economic and social development, and opening the way for new forms of repression, exclusion and poverty.” 9 November 2009The fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago today is a reminder of the difference that ordinary people can make for the greater good, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging the world to salute those fighting to enhance human rights and freedoms. read more

  • The art of cricket scoring is at risk of dying out within

    Picture the clubhouse of a village cricket team and there will no doubt be a couple of devotees sat down flicking through old scorebooks, deciphering the codes and symbols to paint a picture of the ebb and flow of games from years gone by.But the art of pen-and-paper cricket scoring is at risk of dying out “within five to 10 years”, as the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is encouraging club teams to move towards keeping digital records.Scoring matches on tablets and laptops is commonplace in national and county cricket, and when used at club level it allows live-tracking of matches, including statistics on where the ball was hit, the amount of time a batsman was on the crease and how many balls they faced.But Brian Smith, league administrator for the Kent Cricket League, says he thinks the move will lead to  traditional scoring methods becoming extinct “within five to ten years”.He said the complex tallying systems being preserved in scorebooks around the country will probably die out, as organisers are struggling to keep young people interested in the tradition. 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. The lines, dots and codes of a traditional scorebook take a lot of effort to master, but have become a loved pasttime of cricket afficionadoesCredit:Paul Grover for the Telegraph  He told The Daily Telegraph: “Over the next few years we are in danger of losing some well-established scorers because effectively their position is under threat.“Try to explain scorebook to a youngster with a pen and paper, it just does not work. If you give them a screen with buttons to press they’re all over it.“There’s a divided opinion between your old-school scorer who has been doing it for 20 to 30 years or so, you wont get them away from using a scorebook. But going forward, the youth are all into using technology and they will happily use that if it’s available.“All clubs are encouraged to run both simultaneously, they should have a manual scorebook being run along with any laptop or scoring app. Because I have been aware of at least two instances of games where there has been a power cut or something that has created a problem with the digital score.”A spokesman for the ECB said they were encouraging teams to use the digital systems which are “designed for every user, from professional scorers down to people playing grassroots”.They added: “People can do it easily and go online to keep up with live scores via the app. So if you’re a club player who’s not able to play at the weekend, or a parent and your child is playing, you can keep up to date with what they are doing even if you’re not at the ground. It is designed to make the game as open and accessible as possible.”Richard V Isaacs, a club scorer and cricket statistician, said traditional scorebooks are becoming redundant and that it will be a sad day when they are no longer used.He told The Telegraph: “The pen-and-paper scoring days are still sacrosanct in my eyes but more clubs and leagues are pushing further into the digital age with records being held completely online, where you risk losing them.“There are many scoring programmes these days and all have their merits, but it does need to be a seriously robust system if it is to work week in week out.“I am a club statistician and the scorebook is vital to me. I have all of the books from yesteryear in my backroom but I can see, in years to come, this not being the case.” A cricket scorebook from Keeling vs Sedlescombe read more

  • US Judge rules against ending programme to protect Dreamers

    Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSupreme Court rejects Trump appeal over ‘Dreamer’ immigrantsFebruary 26, 2018In “latest news”U.S. appeals court rules against Trump on DACA immigration programNovember 8, 2018In “World”US judge blocks Trump move rescinding DACA programJanuary 10, 2018In “World” This file photo taken on September 5, 2017 shows immigrants and supporters demonstrating during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC. (Photo: AFP)WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against the Trump administration’s decision to end a programme protecting some young immigrants from deportation.US District Judge John D Bates in Washington says the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme “was unlawful and must be set aside.”Bates is giving DHS 90 days to “better explain its view” that DACA is unlawful. After that, he says, DHS “must accept and process new as well as renewal DACA applications.”DACA temporarily shielded from deportation so-called Dreamers — immigrants brought illegally to the US as children. President Donald Trump announced last year that he would end the program.Bates’ ruling Tuesday night comes in a pair of cases whose lead plaintiffs are the NAACP and Princeton University. read more

  • South Australian mining specific Internet of Things cluster aims at boosting productivity

    first_imgAN ‘Internet of Things’ cluster designed specifically for the mining and energy resources sector is set to boost productivity, efficiency and safety in the industry. The Australian Information Industry Association will partner with the South Australian Government to facilitate cluster members to make investments and provide access to advisers and multinationals with relevant supply chains. The cluster – believed to be the first of its kind in the world – also aims to encourage industry collaboration, streamline the flow of information and allow real-time decisions.AIIA is Australia’s peak industry association for organisations in the digital economy and has more than 20,000 members across all industries. CEO Suzanne Campbell said combining data gathering devices such as sensors with internet capability and applying analytical tools would provide “wisdom, truth and insights” to be drawn from the data that’s collected and shared across the cluster. Campbell said areas of Internet of Things application in the industry included real-time machine and sensor integration, fleet operations monitoring, plant dashboards and trend analysis, ore-grade sensing and sales and supply chain management.“There’s expansive use of sensor technologies in the mining, resources and energy sector and that includes things as simple as sensors on drill bits to make sure the maximum utilisation of the tool is achieved in the extraction of ore,” she said. “There’s a vast amount of opportunities with regard to the devices but the device is only the beginning of the story, it’s the collection of the data and the analysis and manipulation of the data to create those insights to allow businesses to make decisions in new and different ways – that’s where the real power sits with the Internet of Things.”Campbell said the primarily virtual cluster would begin with members of AIIA’s Mining & Energy Resources special interest group and branch out to include universities, technology firms and supply chain operators in the mining and energy resources sector. “But we have a commitment to the state government to go to the market to establish a much broader collective of industry participants to join the cluster so we’re looking forward to a very energetic start to the year,” she said. “It is in anticipation of benefits for South Australia directly and also for Australia and globally. The investment that’s being made is an investment to promote, motivate and inspire new business opportunities within South Australia and further afield.”Interim Cluster Facilitator Martin Woodcock said the concept of a regional cluster was not new – in Europe alone there are about 10,000 of them – but the combination of the Internet of Things and Mining, Energy Resources in one cluster was unique. “We don’t believe there is another one around the world,” he said. “The supply chain of the mining and the resource companies extend right around the world so what we’re trying to create are technologies that will be sold into those supply chains. The concept behind the cluster is how to get companies to collaborate in more effective ways than they do at the moment so what we’re looking to do is not only get complementary companies to come together but to get competitive companies together to generate new things through the collaboration that the cluster offers.”South Australia is a globally significant producer of copper, uranium and zircon. It also produces iron ore, zinc, lead, silver, industrial minerals (including salt, silica sand and gypsum) and extractive materials (including dimension stone and opal). Mineral production from the state’s commodities reached a record A$5.6 billion in 2013–14, increasing by A$700 million (16%) from A$4.9 billion in 2012–13. The South Australian Government, which is contributing A$750,000 over three years to the Internet of Things project, has helped establish several clusters in recent years including in aerospace, specialised vehicles, aquifer recharge, medical devices.Manufacturing and Innovation Minister Kyam Maher said the cluster was critical to the competitive future of mining and energy resources in the state. “The Internet of Things will open new opportunities in the mining and energy resources sector, with the power to make our local industry more productive and better able to maintain competitiveness in highly volatile global markets,” Maher said. “Innovation is crucial to the future productivity and efficiency of this country’s resources sector.”last_img read more

  • Opinion The first step to fixing Irelands alcohol problem Fight back against

    first_imgALCOHOL KILLS ABOUT 3.3 million people every year, or 5.9 per cent of all deaths globally, a new report by the World Health Organisation notes. It is also linked to over 200 disease and injury conditions and is associated, for example, with liver cirrhosis, cancers, and alcohol dependence.The Irish drink a lot, and in particular, binge drinking is very high here compared to other countries, at 39 per cent of people. Alcohol Action Ireland remarked that this ‘puts Ireland just behind Austria with 40.5 per cent at the top of the 194 countries studied and well ahead of our neighbours in Britain at 28 per cent’.The costs are large. Almost 10 per cent of Irish children say that their parents’ use of alcohol has negative effects on their lives, for a total of 110,000 children. As many as 25 per cent of injuries admissions to hospitals’ emergency departments are related to alcohol, which is also strongly linked to suicide, especially among young men. 88 deaths every month in Ireland are directly caused by alcohol, along with 1,200 cases of cancer each year. One in four deaths of men younger than 40 years old is due to alcohol, as are a third of road accidents. 2,000 hospital beds are occupied for reasons related to alcohol, and treating related injuries and diseases costs about €1.2 billion, or 8.5 per cent of the annual health care budget.Moreover, the health and crime problems linked to alcohol cost us €3.7 billion a year. If we reduced by 30 per cent the harms caused, the exchequer would save €1 billion. Cheap alcohol is a problem as a man can reach his low risk weekly limit by spending less than €10 and a woman €6.30.The insidious nature of the drinks industry We know well how to deal with alcohol problems. It’s not because people think things are fine. There is a strong belief, held by 85 per cent of Irish people, that current alcohol consumption in Ireland is too high, as a Health Research Board survey found. 72 per cent said that they know someone who in their opinion, drinks too much. And 78 per cent believe the government has a responsibility to implement measures to protect public health from high levels of alcohol consumption.The solution is evidence-based policies. There are a range of measures that have been proven to be effective by systematic scholarly and policy research. For example, although the government has yet to introduce the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, it contains important policies such as the implementation of minimum pricing to reduce consumption and stricter regulation of the marketing of alcohol.The drinks industry itself is lobbying hard against any rules that would limit its freedom and profits. Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the Irish Times reveal how it was successful in its recent attempt to dissuade the government from banning the sponsorship of sports events. Diageo, the industry giant, sent letters to the highest levels of government explaining corporate concerns, in addition to lobbying from industry groups like the Mature Enjoyment of Alcohol in Society, the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland, the Irish Distillers, and the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland, a division of IBEC (Irish Business and Employers Confederation).Push back against the drinks industry Whatever the industry says, advertising, and in particular sponsorship of sports and cultural events, has negative impacts. Firms’ internal marketing documents have confirmed that sponsorship is designed to build emotional connections with consumers that translate into higher consumption. One document states that the industry targets young female drinkers who hopefully ‘will drink bucket loads of the stuff’, which is a ‘perfect social lubricant’. Another seeks to give young males ‘a reason to believe in the product whilst building an emotional connection to the “Vivid me” state’ and ‘create emotional experiences for young male drinkers’.A number of systematic reviews have demonstrated that alcohol advertising encourages young people to drink sooner and in larger quantities. A recent study of over 6,600 teenagers in four European countries on the effects of alcohol sponsorship of sport events found that ‘Seeing more alcohol-branded sport sponsorship increases the likelihood that adolescents (start to) drink and increases the frequency of using alcohol’. This is because ‘When adolescents expect that alcohol will make them feel less negative, more positive, aroused and relaxed because of alcohol-branded sport sponsorship, they are more likely to drink alcohol more frequently’.In short, the problems and solutions are known—all that remains to be done is to push back against the drinks industry.Julien Mercille is a lecturer at UCD working on drugs and the economic crisis. His book The Political Economy and Media Coverage of the Irish Economic Crisis will be out in August. Follow him on Twitter at @JulienMercilleRead: This is what happens to your body when you binge drink > Read: Why do soft drinks cost more than beer in Irish pubs? >last_img read more

  • Swim ban at Killiney and White Rock beaches due to high levels

    first_imgDÚN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN County Council have banned bathing on Killiney and White Rock beaches.The ban on these two beaches follows Dublin City Council’s ban on swimming on Sandymount Strand earlier today.The notice follows the results of samples taken today which showed a high levels of E. Coli and Enterococci contaminants.E.ColiE. Coli is a fecal coliform that occurs in the intestinal flora of both animals and humans, while Enterococci are normally from the intestinal tracts of animals, birds and humans.The cause of these high levels are not known and an investigation has commenced.The Blue Flag is being removed from Killiney pending the outcome of this investigation.The water at both locations has been resampled and the results are expected back on Friday.If the re-sample results are acceptable the temporary prohibition notice will be removed.Prior to this sample, in 2014, there were 16 samples taken in Killiney, 15 were classified as “Excellent” quality and one received “Good” quality status.While in White Rock there were also 16 samples and all were classified as “Excellent” quality.Fianna Fáil Councillor Cormac Devlin urged parents to be cautious and not allow their children enter the water until the all clear had been given.Read: Temporary ban on bathing in place at Sandymount Strand>Read: Forget the package holiday. A spaceport for commercial flights is being built in the UK>last_img read more

  • 12GB PS3 coming to North America on August 18

    first_imgWhen Sony launched the super slim version of the PS3 console last year, it came in two forms, but US gamers were only offered one of them (Europe got both). Sony explained that offering the PS3 with a 500GB hard drive as standard in North America was the right decision because of how many digital consumers there are–they need the space to download content and use PSN effectively.But Sony has now had a change of heart, and the 500GB PS3 will be joined by a 12GB PS3 on August 18. You currently pay around $270 for the 500GB model, but the new 12GB console will only cost $199.Sony hasn’t officially confirmed this launch yet, but Engadget turned up an image of the 12GB machine from a Kmart stock room along with a message not to sell it before August 18. So this is happening, but will gamers want it?The 12GB PS3 at $200 is most likely a reaction to the 4GB Xbox 360 that sells for the same price. However, as well as already having 8GB more on board storage out the box, Sony lets you use whatever hard drive you want if you decide to upgrade. You can pick up a compatible 500GB hard drive for around $50, but why stop there? A 1TB drive can be had for $75, which is only $5 more than the official 500GB PS3 sells for. But do note, the 12GB model in Europe doesn’t ship with the required hard drive bracket in the box (costs about $10), this may be the same for US models.If you intend to purchase all your PS3 games on disc then the 12GB model will be tempting. It also helps to know you can upgrade to a large hard drive at a later date, and for less than the price of the 500GB console. The other good news is this launch actually makes the PS3 look like better value than the 4GB Xbox 360, so Microsoft may react with a price cut.last_img read more

  • Planning to drive this week Heres the advice for carowners ahead of

    first_img Short URL Share431 Tweet Email11 Snow in the Wicklow Mountains (file). Source: Shutterstock MET ÉIREANN ISSUED a status orange weather warning today in advance of what are expected to be near-blizzard like conditions later this week.Further advisories will be issued by the weather service later in the week, Met Éireann’s Evelyn Cusack said this morning – adding that it’s possible a nationwide red warning (the most severe category) could be issued in the coming days.Weather conditions are set to deteriorate progressively in the next few days, and a spell of persistent and heavy snow is expected to sweep across the country from the east on Thursday night and into Friday morning.In advance of the severe wintry weather, the Road Safety Authority has issued a number of checklists for drivers on how to prepare your vehicle and how to respond to snowy and icy conditions.All road users should check national and local forecasts before setting out on any journey, the RSA advises.What you can do now:Here’s how to make sure your car is ready for the cold snap:Ensure tyres are roadworthy, inflated to the correct pressure and the thread depth is above the legal minimum of 1.6mmMake sure vehicle lights are clean and working properlyMake sure windscreen wipers are not worn and there is de-icer in the windshield washing fluidHave an ice scraper handyDrivers are advised to carry a number of essentials in the boot:High visibility vestAppropriate footwear in case you need to leave your vehicle e.g. bootsA hazard warning triangleDe-icing equipment (for glass and door locks)First aid kitA working torchA blanket, additional clothing & some food and waterYou should also familiarise yourself with any safety assist features on your vehicle like ABS, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control, which help in the event of a skid.Related: What exactly is the ‘Beast from the East’? And why is it going to be absolutely freezing this week?Before you set out:Clear windows and mirrors before you set out, use a screen scraper and de-icerDo not use hot water on the windscreen as it can crack the glassRemove all snow from your vehicle – snow left on the roof will become loose and can drop onto the windscreen during braking Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 26th 2018, 6:40 PM Snow in the Phoenix Park in 2010. Source: IrelandWhen you’re on the road:In snow and icy conditions slow down, use all controls delicately and leave extra distance between you and the vehicle in frontAvoid over-steering, harsh braking and harsh accelerationUse the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spinSelect a low gear when travelling downhill especially if through bendsIn blizzard conditions, visibility will be reduced greatly. Do not drive on the tail-lights of the vehicle in front – you will be too close to be able to brake safelyIn heavy snow, use your fog lights, turn off your radio and open your window a fraction, so you can hear other traffic, especially at junctionsUse dipped headlights at all times, and fog lights in heavy snow to ensure you are seen by other motorists (but don’t forget to turn them off afterwards)Watch out for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists and allow extra spaceDrivers of high sided vehicles like trucks and buses are particularly at risk from both the dangers posed by snow but also from the high winds associated with blizzard conditionsPedestrians are advised to:Be seen. Wear bright clothing but ideally wear a high visibility jacket, reflective armband or reflective beltWear appropriate footwear. Walk on the footpath, not in the streetWalk on the right hand side of the road, facing traffic if there are no footpathsDO NOT underestimate the danger of ice. Many slips and falls happen in places people regard as safe and secure, typically outside their front door, on the doorstep, on the path or while getting out of the carWhen you approach a footpath or roadway that appears to be covered with snow or ice, always use extreme cautionCyclists and motorcyclists are advised:Motorcyclists/cyclists should not compromise their safety by their ‘need’ to travel in icy/snow conditions. Cancel your journey or take alternative transportVisibility is reduced in snowy conditions so cyclists should wear a high visibility vest and ensure their lights are working correctlyMotorcyclists should avoid wearing a dark visor in any bad light conditionsRemember other road users may not ‘expect’ you and could therefore compromise your safetyRead: Taxis won’t be allowed to use some College Green roads during rush hour >Related: Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for seven counties as temperatures set to plunge to -7 > 67,163 Views center_img 55 Comments By Daragh Brophy Planning to drive this week? Here’s the advice for car-owners ahead of the severe wintry weather Here’s what to do before you set out, or if you encounter snow or ice. Monday 26 Feb 2018, 6:40 PMlast_img read more

  • Etoiles filantes observez les Lyrides dans la nuit du 22 au 23

    first_imgEtoiles filantes : observez les Lyrides dans la nuit du 22 au 23 avrilLe pic d’activité des Lyrides, un essaim d’étoiles filantes, aura lieu dans la nuit de jeudi à vendredi prochain.Les Lyrides, un groupe d’étoiles filantes dont le radiant [point d’origine sur la voûte céleste, ndlr] se trouve dans la constellation de la Lyre, sont visibles depuis la Terre chaque année du 16 au 26 avril. Leur activité atteint son paroxysme le 22 avril. Elle est plus ou moins intense, avec en moyenne 5 à 20 météores par heure, parfois bien plus. Lors de la pluie de météorites de 1803, plus de 1.000 météores par heure avaient ainsi été dénombrés.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESACet essaim, observé depuis l’an 687 avant notre ère, provient de la comète Thatcher : la traînée de poussière que celle-ci laisse derrière elle traverse l’atmosphère, donnant naissance à cette pluie d’étoiles filantes au nom musical. L’essaim a un comportement assez aléatoire, et on ne peut pas prévoir à l’avance l’intensité du prochain pic d’activité. Toutefois, d’après les scientifiques, celui-ci devrait se produire tôt le matin du 23 avril, quand le ciel sera bien sombre, plus exactement entre le coucher de Lune et l’aube. Il est conseillé de regarder l’essaim d’étoiles filantes d’une zone située loin de la pollution urbaine. Le 22 avril 2010 à 13:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

  • Vancouver woman struggled to find a bonemarrow transplant donor – a common

    first_imgShona Carter’s relationship with her half-sister was mostly relegated to the internet until Carter got cancer.Carter, a 47-year-old Vancouver resident, and Sadra Burris, 43, knew of each other growing up but didn’t really know each other. The half sisters, who share the same father, grew up in Indiana, but Carter relocated to Portland with her family before the start of high school. After that, the pair’s contact was mostly restricted to social media.“We would kind of stalk each other,” on Facebook, Carter joked of their relationship.Then in December 2017, Carter was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer of blood and bone marrow. Carter’s two sisters weren’t matches with her, and when Carter posted on a Facebook family reunion page searching for possible donors, she didn’t get any hits. There weren’t any matches on Be the Match, the national bone marrow registry, either.Carter wanted to ask Burris, who lives in Orlando, Fla., about donating but couldn’t muster the courage to reach out. Carter’s sister, Myisha, who knew Burris better, sent a message on her behalf. Burris replied she’d get tested, and it turned out that Burris was a partial match. It was enough to perform the transplant in April 2018.“I was so relieved. I think I was in tears. I was hysterical on the phone. That meant saving my life,” Carter said. “She doesn’t really know me. She doesn’t have to do it. She can say, ‘No.’ It was a blessing. I’m forever grateful. How do you repay someone?”A need for donorsCarter faced difficulty in unearthing a bone marrow transplant in large part because she is African American. According to 2017 statistics from Be the Match, 8 percent (800,000) of 12 million-plus donors were African American.last_img read more

  • What You Missed Inside Day 1 of The Folio Show Content Track

    first_img It’s critical that posts are timely, relatable, and relevant, Mody said. To prove this point, he showed the audience three images and asked which one the crowd thought had the most audience engagement. Drew Berkowitz, SVP of partnerships at Wochit, started off The Folio: Show with his tips for creating high-quality content at a pace that addresses the consumption needs of your audience. As a video creation platform, Wochit has systematized the frantic video creation system digital journalists are familiar with — viral video, Tweets, and licensed audio can be easily combined to create video content in minutes. The audience left the room sad about the session’s end, but excited for the keynote lunch (more on that in another post). After lunch, audiences learned about “Magazine Media and TV: Perfect Brand Extensions.” Between two cute photos of animals, and a photo of a blood moon, it was the moon which, to the audience’s surprise, had the most engagement. “It really is a 360-degree promotional opportunity,” Martin said at the Folio: Show. Why? It was a beautiful, high-quality photo posted during an amazing natural event. Timely. Relatable. And relevant. Of course, it wasn’t without controversy. Jason Lederman, social media editor at Popular Science, and Gretchen Tibbits, COO and president of LittleThings, had exact opposite approaches. Another kick-ass crew spoke to an overfilled room on the best ways to make your content go viral. The big take away: Make content for the platform that you intend to share it on! (Square videos look great on Instagram, and only Instagram.) An hour later, content track audiences learned how to move “Beyond Posts and Tweets: New Social Media Strategies that Engage Audiences Now.” “It’s hard being a mission-driven company while doing branded content as a business model,” Koechley said. “We try to put the Upworthy seal of approval on all that we do.” Mike Suggett, VP of original programing at TEN, shared his experience running video for a company that has been especially successful in the long-form original content space. TEN produces high-quality, fast, and loud car videos which often involve what look to be stunts. While producing such wild content may not be intuitive or accessible for most media companies, TEN has the format down. “If you put a cat on a Roomba, you might get 2.5 million views over night,” Cokeley said. “But apps, you have to build out.” It’s been an active day on the content track of The Folio: Show. We opened up the morning with a stellar session, “Developing a Video Strategy that Works for Your Brand.” Leslie Pariseau, special projects editor at Saveur, gave insight to her real world experiences as a video editor at one of the most interesting content brands in the food world. Pariseau, whose work includes beautiful examinations of food culture and cooking tecniques, talked about her “two cuts on video” approach which combines a full-length, cinematic video with a short and “sizzle” style cut of the same material.center_img “Let people use your content to have an opinion,” Pariseau said at the event. Dylan Howard, CCO of American Media, talked about how 90 years of archives at The National Enquirer were transformed into successful TV content. Videos that weren’t of great interest to a print magazine in the 1990’s were suddenly valuable, yet-unseen content in the 2010’s. In this sense, the legacy brand was able to build on its previous work to find a new revenue source. Raj Mody, VP of social media at National Geographic, closed out the session with beautiful videos from the brand’s Snapchat feed. After a five minute break, Matthew Cokeley, VP of products and services at Mag+, took the stage. Tibbits, who said 85 percent of content that LittleThings posts on Facebook is watched with the sound off, advocated for low-density, but high-saturation posts. By only posting content that is known to work — and disposing of written content which doesn’t test well with the company’s proprietary algorithm — LittleThings has risen up the ranks with one of the most successful engagement-to-post ratios in the industry. Following Howard was Kim Martin, chief brand officer at Meredith. Martin told the audience about the recent launch of the Dinner Spinner TV show, based off of the app “Dinner Spinner.” She showed the audience how the editorial brand expanded its audience and leveled cross-platform exposure for maximum brand visibility. In his solo session, “Community, Communication and Commerce: How to Stay Ahead in the Digital Landscape,” Cokeley shared the technical producer’s perspective on how brands should approach their digital products. He emphasized the need for patience when it comes to the success of new platforms — not everything can be a viral video. “[Snapchat] is a place for us to have fun with the brand. Being 128-year-old brand, it’s not always an easy thing for us to do,” Mody told the audience. Most notable? “Jonbenét: an American Murder Mystery,” which aired over three nights in September.  “We really believe the truth matters. We might be The Onion, but yes, the truth matters,” Scott told the audience. “Without authenticity, native is just advertising. Advertising basically sucks. We know that Millennials hate advertising. We believe in not making more advertising, and making more stuff that people want to read and watch.” Closing out the day was an exciting Q&A with Julie Scott, general manager of Onion Labs at The Onion, and Peter Koechley, co-CEO and co-founder of Upworthy. Scott and Koechley shared their vast experiences on the cutting edge of native advertising in the panel, “Native Advertising: Delivering for Partners While Retaining Your Brand Voice.” How do they do it? Suggett said TEN had a partnership with Google that funded the early days of its video program. It’s not accessible to everybody. But TEN has created impressive magazine brand extensions as the result. Koechley concurred. For Lederman, good social is all about trial and error. He advised journalists to write direct headlines, but to test, test, and test some more. The secret to his success is A/B testing, and figuring out which times and words work best for the Popular Science audience.last_img read more

  • iOS 51 Code Hints 4G LTE Apple iPhone Superior to iPhone 4S

    first_imgIt seems Apple Inc is eyeing something big and special after its iPhone 4S and new iPad which hit the stores recently. Apple’s iOS 5.1 code has hints that it is working on a 4G LTE iPhone.It is reported that Apple’s iOS 5.1 codes show a series of commands that gives out a clear message that the new iPhone will be 4G-ready.A South Korean media has reported that Apple Inc’s new iPhone with a sharper and bigger 4.6-inch retina display will be launched in the second quarters.last_img

  • Singing the memories of Pancham Da

    first_imgA musical evening dedicated to the memories of Late RD Burnam on his 75th birthday, hosted by PHD Chamber of Commerce, took over the Capital on 2 August. The show witnessed performances by renowned Bollywood singers like Vinod Rathore, Harshdeep Kaur, Babul Supriyo, Mamta Sharma and Hema Sardesai.The gala, held at  Talkatora Stadium, also honored the city’s finest media and entertainment personalities at the first edition of PHD Awards for the Excellence in Entertainment and Media on the basis of their proficiency.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The Chairman of PHD Chamber of Commerce, Sharad Jaypuriya said, ‘This is the beginning of PHD Excellence Awards in this field, and every year, it would be given to the journalists and artistes selected by the Chamber’s committee.’ The Chairman of the Media and Entertainment Committee of the Chamber, Mukesh Gupta said, ‘We are very happy to host this event. At PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, we are just not an organisation of the business community of India, as we always strive to live by our chosen motto ‘In Community’s Life and Part of It’.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixGupta further noted, ‘This event is demonstratively an endeavour towards it, and to contribute significantly to the socio-economic development and capacity building in several fields in the country.’PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 1905.It is a proactive and dynamic multi-State apex organisation working at the grass-root level and with strong national and international linkages.last_img read more

  • Ignorant judges and officials are sending bisexual asylum seekers to their deaths

    first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Bisexual asylum seekers face daily humiliation, routine attacks and are even forced to make sex tapes, GSN can exclusively reveal.As part of our Bi+ Manifesto season, desperate asylum seekers have shared the devastating reality in the ways they are discriminated against once they reach ‘safer shores’. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : ‘Bisexual asylum seekers are treated differently to gay ones,’ Allan Briddock, a barrister and trustee of the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group, said.‘The Home Office has just about understood there’s such a thing as a gay identity, but just doesn’t understand there’s a bisexual identity.’This is important.Immigration officers seem to have a narrow view of LGBTI identities. People who frequent gay bars, subscribe to gay magazines or have gay apps tend to be believed. But they do not believe who are in stable relationships, or are not embedded in ‘gay culture’.‘There’s a big disconnect,’ Briddock added. ‘The Home Office expects people to get off the train from whatever country and then go to Old Compton Street with a rainbow flag around their heads.’GSN asked the Home Office to disclose exactly how many bisexual asylum seekers it has turned away. They said this was impossible to tell us because they do not track bisexuals, only LGBT people overall. When we tried to get more information using a Freedom of Information request, they refused.‘Culture of disbelief’ in bisexual asylum casesLGBT Asylum Seekers Welcome Here – Socialist Worker banner.‘It can be really hard when you’ve been closeted your whole life and still grappling with the identity of who you are,’ Jackie Yodashkin, public affairs director for the largest US LGBTI immigrant rights group Immigration Equality, said.‘It can be challenging to articulate that to a stranger to someone who wants to see evidence.‘You might not have expressed those feelings or have a Grindr profile or a photo kissing a partner.‘Some languages and cultures don’t have the concept of being bisexual.’Because bisexual people are likely to have had a history of opposite-sex relationships, this further ‘damages’ their case.‘There is a culture of disbelief,’ Briddock added. ‘If you don’t have evidence of same-sex sexual relationships, those cases are hard to win.’Some bi asylum seekers are tempted to say they are gay. But in asylum court cases, your credibility is everything.Forced to make sex tapesThere has been a long history of asylum seekers being coerced into making degrading sexually explicit videos and images in order to prove their identity.The European Court of Justice has banned the use of sex tapes as evidence in these types of cases.However, it is still happening. Judges have rejected pictures of two men, shirtless, in bed and embracing each other as evidence. They have done this because ‘it could be two straight men’.So in cases when evidence is ‘against them’, defense attorneys have gone back to sexually explicit material.‘A few weeks ago, solicitors submitted sexually explicit material with the client’s consent and redacted the explicit images,’ Briddock said.‘You can see a sexual act is going on and you can see the client was with a man.’He added: ‘It did the trick.’A need for training, respect and understandingBut there is small, slow progress.Immigration Equality in the US trains new batches of asylum officials on issues like bisexuality and HIV.‘Judges don’t get that same training,’ Yodashkin said. ‘There was talk about getting judges this type of training, from a law professor or some other academic body.‘That was under the Obama administration. I don’t see it coming under the Trump administration, quite frankly, because there hasn’t been much expression of interest.’Briddock, with the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group, has called for judges to give bisexual asylum seekers ‘respect and understanding’.‘Understanding would be good but you would expect respect to be given. It’s not,’ he said.‘They don’t give respect to the identity of bisexuality and don’t give respect to the lives of a bisexual person. They just don’t get it.‘Judges just think you want to have it both ways and go back and live as a straight person. They need to respect bisexuality as a concept.’A Home Office has denied claims its practices are prejudiced.A spokesperson said: ‘The UK has a proud history of granting asylum to those who need it and we do not deport anyone at risk of persecution because of their sexuality.‘All applications are required to show they face persecution, inhumane or degrading treatment in their home country to qualify for our protection.‘We deal with any matters concerning an individual’s sexual orientation as sensitively as possible and our guidance is clear that staff are not permitted to ask inappropriate or intrusive questions, or ask for evidence of an explicit nature.’Fighting for freedomAnd while it may seem virtually impossible, it’s undoubtedly harder but still possible for a bisexual person to win asylum.‘People who are going through this process should know we’re here for them and there are resources,’ Yodashkin said.‘All of our clients who have gotten asylum always send a message to people still going through it, saying: “You’re going to get through this. We’re here for you and we can’t wait to see what your life is like when you get here”.She added: ‘People are fighting for you and rooting for you and it can happen. I always want people to know there is hope.’Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Fearing death, assaults, rapes and arrest at home, many risk everything in a bid for freedom.However gay and trans people are more likely to win their cases. Bisexual people are often deported back to their countries of origin.This means being sent back to one of the 72 countries where homosexuality is illegal.Judges, asylum officers and lawyers are often not trained in bisexuality and their ignorance can lead to fatal consequences.Fatal consequencesA bisexual Pakistani woman, who we will call Fatina, was beaten to death days after being deported in 2015.She was 22.Having gone to France to study, she discovered her identity and a girlfriend. She wished to claim asylum and remain in France, free to be herself.Her claim was rejected on the basis the asylum officers did not believe her. Fatina was technically engaged to be married to a man in Pakistan.Fatina’s sister told GSN: ‘Our uncle had read what she posted on Facebook. He saw a picture of Fatina and her girlfriend kissing.‘On Fatina’s return, he prepared a “welcome party” of many of his friends. She died in hospital days later from multiple skull fractures.’‘Can’t you just go home and be in a relationship with the opposite gender?’Rejected bisexual asylum seeker, Kirumila HamidThe UK has rejected thousands of claims based on bisexuality.Data shows the Home Office, in the past two years, have turned away two thirds of the 3,535 gay or bi asylum applications.Every bisexual asylum seeker GSN has spoken to for this story has said they were all asked this question:‘Can you have a relationship with a person of the opposite gender?’Because asylum officers fail to understand bisexuality is attraction to multiple genders, or are unable to see you cannot help who you fall in love with, they reject many credible claims.This assumption a bisexual person can just go home and be in a relationship with the opposite gender is dangerous.Seen as ‘straight’ in country you’re claiming asylum in and seen as ‘gay’ in your country of origin‘Very few people in my country or in African countries can differentiate between LGBT. They term it as gay,’ Kirumila Hamid, a bisexual Ugandan appealing his failed asylum claim in the UK, said.‘If you say you are transgender, bisexual, whatever – you’re just gay. They can’t tell the difference. In our countries it is very hard to say “I’m bisexual”. Gay is the general term.’Grace, a bisexual Nigerian woman who is appealing her asylum rejection in Canada, agrees.‘Once you are considered a gay, there’s nothing else that can change their minds. You can’t just explain it,’ she said.When Grace revealed her sexuality to her husband, he raped her repeatedly to ‘clean away the sickness’.Hamid, who was being blackmailed before coming to the UK, fears mob violence or even death if he is returned to Uganda.Delays, detention and mental tortureVienna Browne with her son Orashia Edwards, pictured centre, his sister Ashema Edwards, far right, and her wife Issy Mangham-EdwardsWhen Orashia Edwards, originally from Jamaica, came to the UK and filed an asylum claim he was rejected.They delayed to make the decision for five years, and said they would review the case in 2020.While he was in a relationship with a man, the UK government did not believe him as he was previously married to  a woman.In the two-and-a-half years since his reprieve, his partner Michael died of a heart attack.Orashia is now in a relationship with a woman. His mother Vienna fears this fact will be used against him in an upcoming court date.Both Vienna and Orashia’s mental health has taken severe turns for the worse. Mother and son are being treated for anxiety and suicidal thoughts.‘With all the stress and trauma we both went through, Orashia’s brain has been blown out,’ Vienna said.‘I’m always worried something’s going to happen if he is put on a plane. I can’t settle. I’m always worried fearing I’ve lost him.’The delay can be torturous.If you go to the US on a visa, and then claim asylum, you can wait for three years for an appointment with immigration officers.If you declare you wish to claim asylum on the basis of sexual orientation at the border, you are immediately detained.Detention centers for LGBTI people are extremely hostile. Many asylum seekers in the UK, US and around the world have reported assaults and sexual abuse.‘Bisexual asylum seekers are treated differently to gay ones.’And then when you see a judge, it is very likely they are unaware of how to deal with a bisexual person.last_img read more

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    first_img Technology | Radiation Dose Management | April 04, 2019 Omega Medical Imaging Launches AI-enabled FluoroShield for Radiation Reduction The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Omega Medical Imaging 510(k) clearance to offer their artificial… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 04, 2019 Aidoc Announces CE Mark for AI-based Pulmonary Embolism Workflow Tool Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solution provider Aidoc announced the commercial release of its CE-marked… read more News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019 Philips and Microsoft Showcase Augmented Reality for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies Philips will unveil a new mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft that the company says is designed for… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more 360 Photos | Angiography | May 17, 2019 360 View Inside a Cath/EP Lab at Baylor Heart Hospital This is a view inside one of the 11 cath labs at … read more center_img Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field.  News | August 11, 2008 Adventist Health Selects Swissray’s Award-Winning DR System August 12, 2008 – Swissray International Inc. today announced a three-year dual-source contract with Adventist Health System that will provide Swissray’s digital radiography systems to Adventist Health System members. Swissray’s latest digital radiography system received the Frost & Sullivan 2008 “Single Detector Digital Radiography Product Innovation of the Year” award. This technology reportedly provides the highest quality medical radiographic images in seconds at a significantly lower cost and radiation dose than conventional or computed radiography because, among other factors, film, imaging plates, cassettes and chemical processing are not required. All of Swissray’s DR systems include fully automated, remote controlled system positioning with its unique APS – Automated Positioning System.Adventist Health System organizations provide 37 hospitals totaling more than 6,000 licensed beds, care for nearly four million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits, and employ almost 43,000 members of their communities in full and part-time positions.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019 iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the angiography suite that… read more Related Content Technology | Mobile C-Arms | February 18, 2019 Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform Philips announced the launch of Philips Zenition, its new mobile C-arm imaging platform. Mobile C-arms are X-ray… read morelast_img read more

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    first_img News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | January 22, 2015 Combination of Integrated Surgery and Radiosurgery for Benign Brain Tumors Validated at Symposium Novalis Circle community discusses clinical protocols including an emerging comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of benign skull base tumors Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more center_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. January 22, 2015 — The latest Novalis Circle symposium, held at the annual Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) meeting, explored the complex biology, longevity and optimal treatment options for benign skull base tumor patients. Dovetailing with the annual meeting’s focus this year of ‘A Question of Balance,’ the Novalis Circle symposium included cutting-edge technology from Brainlab called Adaptive Hybrid Surgery, whereby clinicians can balance surgical risk and radiation toxicity in the treatment of benign skull base tumors.Patients who are diagnosed with benign tumors generally have long life expectancies and usually seek intervention only when invasive tumor growth becomes symptomatic. While aggressive surgical interventions have long been the standard treatment, today more than half of all cranial benign growths are alleviated using less aggressive approaches, requiring an adjuvant treatment such as stereotactic radiation. However there is no general consent in determining when a resection is sufficient and when follow-up radiosurgery treatment is safe.“We conducted a post-treatment review of seven patients with a diverse group of neurosurgeons,” explained Isaac Yang, M.D., neurological surgeon, Ronald Reagan, UCLA Medical Center. “Each surgeon was asked to outline an ideal subtotal surgical resection. When compared side-by-side, the plans were all over the place which confirms the need for objective measures and data on what constitutes an ideal treatment resection for facial nerve preservation in acoustic neuromas.”“The advent of Adaptive Hybrid Surgery helps us to both control a tumor and preserve function, helping minimize risks during the neurosurgery phase and helping sculpt the radiosurgical target,” presented Andrew Parsa, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the department of neurological surgery, Northwestern University Medical Center and professor of neurological surgery and neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago. “We can now achieve the desired tumor control while meeting patient demand for preservation of function.”Adaptive Hybrid Surgery by Brainlab offers an objective measurement for multi-modal treatment of benign skull base tumors, helping clinicians decide between surgical risks and radiosurgical toxicity when determining the extent of resection. The software provides automatic simulation of follow-up radiation plans, allowing clinicians to optimize residuals to fulfill both surgical and radiosurgical constraints. Information such as tumor coverage and critical dose constraints is intuitively visualized and can be assessed at any time throughout surgery.“Our first clinical experience with the product underlines the value of Adaptive Hybrid Surgery for multidisciplinary treatments,” said Orin Bloch, M.D., Khatib professor of neurological surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “During the surgical intervention, the software allows for continuous update of the extent of resection and in real time simulates the feasibility of adjuvant radiosurgery. With access to this information, we are able to identify an ideal intersection between surgery and radiosurgery, which in turn may allow us to significantly reduce surgical times.”Prof. Jörg-Christian Tonn, M.D., chief neurosurgeon, Klinikum der Universität München, LMU, presented patient data demonstrating how the software allows clinicians to update a residual tumor volume in real time without the necessity of intraoperative imaging. The data coming out of the first treatments at LMU demonstrated promising results with respect to acquiring intra-operative information about tumor shape and size. He concluded that the new software offers clinicians a good understanding of possible treatment options throughout surgery.For more information: Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. 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