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Massachusetts to continue talks with HyrdoQuebec for Northern Pass project

first_imgMONTREAL – Despite a rejection in New Hampshire, Massachusetts will continue negotiations on a conditional basis with Hydro-Quebec and its American partner Eversource for the Northern Pass project.Hydro-Quebec is counting on the Northern Pass to supply Massachusetts for 20 years, starting in 2020, as part of a historic contract signed with the state in January.It is estimated that the Crown corporation could pocket $10 billion in revenue if an agreement is reached.The project was rejected by the New Hampshire Site Review Board, which refused to grant a licence essential to Northern Pass’s completion in the state.The Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs says talks on the project could end by March 27.In the meantime, conditional negotiations may be conducted for another project, the New England Clean Energy Connect, which would be carried out by Hydro-Quebec and Central Maine Power.That project involves the construction of a transmission line in Quebec to the border with Maine.last_img read more

US donors, not French tycoons, foot Notre Dame works bills

PARIS — The billionaire French donors who publicly promised flashy donations totalling hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French national monument, according to church and business officials.Instead, it’s been mainly American citizens, via the charitable foundation Friends of Notre Dame, that have footed the bills and paid salaries for the up to 150 workers employed by the cathedral since the April 15 fire that devastated the cathedral’s roof and caused its masterpiece spire to collapse.“The big donors haven’t paid. Not a cent,” said Andre Finot, senior press official at Notre Dame. “They want to know what exactly their money is being spent on and if they agree to it before they hand it over, and not just to pay employees’ salaries.”The Associated Press read more

On International Mine Action Day Ban Kimoon calls for elimination of lethal

Hailing the positive steps made toward curbing landmines, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Member States to continue efforts to eliminate the weapons and provide assistance to victims on the occasion of the International Day dedicated to combating the scourge.The International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action “is a reminder that millions of people in nearly 80 countries still live in fear of landmines and explosive remnants of war,” Mr. Ban said.But thanks to the work of Member States, the UN, non-Governmental organizations (NGOs) and countries affected by mines, “we have made real gains in our mine actions,” he said.Mr. Ban urged States which have not yet done so to accede to treaties – the anti-personnel mine-ban treaty known as the Ottawa Convention, a Protocol to the Certain Conventional Weapons Convention and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – that promote the elimination of landmines, address the humanitarian hazards posed by explosive remnants of war and ensure the human rights of all persons, regardless of their disabilities.He also called on the international community to act immediately to address the horrendous humanitarian effects of cluster bombs, which scatter hundreds of smaller bombs, intended to detonate on impact, but of which a significant portion do not.“These indiscriminately kill and maim civilians, just as easily and frequently as landmines do,” Mr. Ban noted, lauding the drive by a group of countries to create an international agreement to ban these weapons.Iraq has one of the greatest concentrations of landmines and other explosive remnants of war in the world, due to decades of war and conflict.This poses a “huge threat to the daily lives of the people of Iraq as well as a major hindrance to the implementation of much needed humanitarian relief and development efforts,” said Jean-Marie Fakhouri, the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Iraq.Nearly 1.9 million Iraqis are internally displaced, and the risk of injury due to these weapons is even higher now, he said.“We are particularly concerned about children, as well as farmers, desperate to make a living, using contaminated land,” he added.The UN is supporting Iraq’s national institutions, including the National Mine Authority Action Authority, to establish and implement a sustainable mine clearing programme. The UN Mine Action team for Iraq – comprising the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) – is active across the country in surveying contaminated areas, educating the population about mine risk, destroying stockpiles and aiding victims.Currently, 14 UN agencies, programmes, departments and funds are active in mine action services – including finding and destroying landmines and explosive remnants of war; assisting victims; teaching people methods to remain safe in mine-affected areas; and destroying stockpiles; and encouraging universal participation in international agreements – in dozens of countries.Events will be held throughout the world to commemorate the International Day. Exhibitions will be held in places such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Eritrea and Switzerland, while a festival in which children will participate will be held in Chechnya.At UN Headquarters, a special photo exhibition on the issue will be unveiled and a mock minefield will be installed to show how the de-mining process works. UNICEF will conduct mine-risk education workshops to the public. 4 April 2007Hailing the positive steps made toward curbing landmines, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Member States to continue efforts to eliminate the weapons and provide assistance to victims on the occasion of the International Day dedicated to combating the scourge. read more

Court rejects request to appeal against Gnanasaras sentence

The Court of Appeal today rejected a request to file an appeal against the sentence on the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), the venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero.Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero was convicted and sentenced on August 08 to 19 years of rigorous imprisonment, to be completed within 6 years for contempt of court. The Court of Appeal today considered the request by Gnanasara’s lawyers and rejected the request.Gnanasara’s lawyers are to now file an appeal in the Supreme Court. (Colombo Gazette) read more

UN food agency signs new accords to provide aid throughout Afghanistan

“As all of these NGOs are operational in the rural areas of Afghanistan, WFP will now be able to bypass our logistic hubs in urban areas and go directly to the needy people,” agency spokesperson Heather Hill told reporters in Islamabad. She characterized the development as a shift in WFP’s logistical strategy enabling the agency to “save time and assist more people.”New agreements with additional NGOs were expected in the coming days “in order to cover as many food insecure areas as possible,” she added.In Islamabad, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar today said his country would do its best to provide temporary care for displaced Afghans and expressed hope that the UN would be able to “mobilize adequate funds for the maintenance of these unfortunate persons for the duration of their stay and then ensure their return to their own country.” Speaking at a flag-raising ceremony on the occasion of UN Day, which marks the Organization’s founding, Mr. Sattar signalled his country’s strong support for the world body, calling it “the repository of humanity’s deepest hopes” for the preservation of international peace and security. “All of us must hope that the community of States will enable the United Nations to discharge its duty effectively,” he said. Pakistan will be the first stop for Lakhdar Brahimi, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, when he begins his visit to the region over the weekend. Today, Mr. Brahimi continued consultations in New York in advance of his mission. read more

Albertas job numbers still strong as the nation struggles

by News Staff Posted Aug 8, 2014 1:30 pm MDT Canada’s job market continues to struggle, but Alberta is still strong.The national unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a point to 7.0 per cent for the month, as fewer people went looking for work. In Alberta the rate was 4.5 per cent.In Calgary the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 5.3 per cent.Alberta is the only province expected to see new job growth faster than 3.0 per cent for the year.Sal Guatieri, a senior economist with BMO, believes Alberta is bucking the trend.“Even though the province did lose about 5,000 jobs in July, employment is still up almost three per cent in the past year” he said. “That compares with very minimal gains in most other provinces and an outright decline in three”.Guatieri said one of the reasons for the stronger Alberta numbers is the amount of people moving here.He said as long as oil prices are strong, Alberta’s job numbers should be too. Alberta’s job numbers still strong as the nation struggles AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

An Outlook for the Farm Bill Conference

first_imgThe long-awaited Conference Committee on the 2013 Farm Bill held its formal opening session on Oct. 30.  The meeting was pro forma, providing the 41 Conferees an opportunity to stake out their priorities while calling for flexibility and compromise to finish a bill before the end of the year.How frequently Conferees will meet over the coming weeks and months remains to be seen.  House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK), who will also chair the Conference, thinks differences between the House and Senate bills would best be settled by the principals and their staffs, behind closed doors.  His counterpart, Senate Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), supports more frequent formal meetings of Conferees in order to involve more than just the Chairs and Ranking Members in the deliberations.Now let’s look at the major outstanding differences between the two bills, and how they might be resolved.SNAPThe nearly ten-fold difference between the $4.5 billion cut in the Senate bill and the $39 billion cut in the House bill over the years is considered the hardest issue to bridge in getting to a final bill.  Whatever resolution can be reached is likely to be couched in terms of policy changes but, in reality, it will be the optics of the size of the SNAP cut that both sides will look at in deciding whether it is acceptable.Opponents of reductions in SNAP funding have significant leverage in that the status quo – doing nothing – is preferable to agreeing to any reduction above the $4.5 billion Senate number.  In addition, an increase in SNAP benefits dating back to 2009 will expire at the end of October, which will make it harder for Conferees to reach agreement on additional reductions. Some House Republicans have indicated that the SNAP cut could be less than $10 billion, since passage on the House floor will require a significant number of Democrats.It is broadly expected that resolution of this issue will require the involvement of the House and Senate leadership as well as the White House.  The sooner that President Obama makes good on his offer to meet with Conference principals after today’s opening session, which needs to include how to address SNAP, the sooner progress can be made in finding compromises on other differences between the two bills.Title 1 The differences between the House and Senate bills on commodity programs might appear as complicated to resolve as a Rubik’s Cube.  The House puts most of its resources in the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program which ties high fixed target/reference prices to current-year plantings, requires a one-time choice between the PLC and a barebones Revenue Loss Coverage program, and offers the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) option only to PLC participants.  The Senate emphasizes the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) program to cover a percentage of current-year revenue loss but also includes a decoupled Adverse Market Program (AMP) with market-based target/reference prices tied to a moving average of recent prices for all crops except rice and peanuts, which have higher fixed target prices.  The Senate provides ARC, AMP, and SCO coverage to all producers as part of a comprehensive program.How can Conferees resolve these significant differences?  Chairwoman Stabenow has made clear that payments under any price-based program must be decoupled from current-year planting decisions to avoid production distortions and potential WTO challenges.The House Committee leadership has replied that the PLC program is no more likely to distort production than the ARC program, which is also tied to current plantings.So the first question is, whether both sides will be willing to decouple their respective programs.A second issue is whether producers should be forced to choose between a price-based and a revenue-based program. A similar option under the 2008 Farm Bill resulted in very low participation in the ACRE program, and confusion among growers about which safety net provided the best protection. If a single program is affordable, it would be preferable to producers in making a five-year decision between price versus revenue risk.A third question is, what to do about the potential for revenue program benefits to overlap with crop insurance coverage and SCO. Conferees will need to work through how these programs fit together to avoid any suggestion that producers can “double dip.”Crop InsuranceThe sharp increase in the cost of the crop insurance program in recent years has generated calls for policy reform, if not an outright cut in benefits. The Senate bill requires conservation compliance for crop insurance participants and reduces the premium subsidy by 15 percent for participants who have more than $750,000 in adjusted gross income (AGI). The House instructed its Conferees to accept the AGI cap.  In addition, the President’s Budget proposed to reduce farmer premium subsidies as well as further cut reimbursements to crop insurance companies and agents. There is strong pressure for the final farm bill to include at least one of these provisions for “crop insurance reform” in order for the final conference report to attract enough votes to pass in both the Senate and House.So which of these alternatives is the least objectionable?  Chairwoman Stabenow supports linking crop insurance to conservation compliance. As the benefits available through Title 1 continue to decline, this would seem far preferable to establishing means-testing thresholds that are likely to be reduced over time or a direct cut in subsidy. ASA, NCGA and other farm organizations endorsed tying conservation compliance to crop insurance as part of larger agreement in which conservation groups agreed to work with farm organizations to oppose means testing or cuts in subsidies for crop insurance, and in which farmers are given extended opportunities to correct violations before there is any loss in future-year premium subsidies.Permanent Law and Expiration of Program Authorities The House bill replaces permanent law dating back to 1938 and 1949 with the new Title 1 and allows SNAP program authority to expire in 2016 – two years ahead of the agriculture titles. The Senate maintains current law and renews all program authorities through 2018.Even farm program critics recognize that making the new Title 1 permanent would make it very difficult to open it up for changes after five years. Farm program advocates are concerned that any miscalculations in how program support is provided would be equally difficult to remedy. Additionally, ASA and other groups are concerned that without the need to pass a periodic farm bill, other important programs authorized and funded under other titles of the farm bill such as trade, conservation, research and bioenergy that don’t have underlying permanent law, would simply expire since there would be diminished incentive for a divided Congress to pass a new farm bill. Agricultural export and market development programs that greatly benefit the soybean industry are examples of programs that could expire and not be renewed.  So it is expected that current permanent law will remain in place as an incentive to reach agreement on new legislation.Placing the expiration of nutrition program authorities on a different timetable than agriculture programs is a direct threat to being able to pass either in future years. While House Conferees representing leadership may try to insist on keeping this provision, others who recognize the longstanding symbiotic relationship between rural and urban constituencies in the farm bill will insist on maintaining co-terminus program authorities. So there’s hope for the masochists who may already be looking forward to working on another farm bill in five years.Timing and Enactment of the 2013 Farm BillWith only 16 legislative days remaining when the House and the Senate are both in session, it leaves little time for Congress to pass a free-standing farm bill in the next two months.  At the same time, the Conference on an FY-2014 Budget Agreement also held its opening session on Oct. 30, with the goal of coming up with an agreement by Dec. 13.  There is general consensus that this plan will be a small down payment on deficit reduction rather than a “grand bargain” involving entitlement cuts and increased revenues through tax reform. Also, Congress will be looking at how to deal with sequestration under the 2011 Budget Control Act that has already cut billions from federal agencies and programs and will continue to reduce spending by $110 billion per year unless amended.One suggestion under consideration is to reduce the cuts required by sequestration by one-half in FY-2014 and FY-2015 in order to defer the issue until after the 2014 elections. If so, cuts of about $100 billion would be required. If the farm bill contributes something on the order of $20 billion in savings, it might be included in the budget agreement in December. This appears to be the best chance for completing what is now a three-year farm bill process by the end of 2013.It is important to remember that enactment of any farm bill requires the support of many constituencies beyond those interested in just the farm safety net. In addition to urban groups which support nutrition programs, these include conservation advocates, environmentalists, and dairy and specialty crop producers.  As Congress works to assemble a bill that can attract enough support to pass both the House and the Senate and be signed into law, its members need to resurrect the rural-urban coalition that has been successful in passing this omnibus legislation every five years or so since 1974. In the process, they will also need to return to a way of doing business that has been out of fashion in Washington for the last 20 years – agreeing to compromise in order to get what they need, but not everything they want.last_img read more

Mahathir says no to Jerusalem as Israeli capital

first_imgMalaysia prime minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during the APEC CEO Summit 2018 at the Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on 17 November 2018. Photo: ReutersMalaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday criticized Australia’s move to recognise West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying countries had “no rights” to do so.Australia’s move follows US president Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv in May, which infuriated Palestinians and the wider Islamic world and upset Western allies.“Jerusalem should remain as it is now and not the capital of Israel,” Mahathir told Reuters on the sidelines of an event in Bangkok.“Jerusalem has always been under Palestine, so why are they taking the initiative to divide Jerusalem not belonging to them, but to divide the Arabs and the Jews? They have no rights,” he added.Malaysia is a majority-Muslim country and has long supported a two-state solution in the Palestine-Israel conflict.The status of Jerusalem, home to sites holy to the Muslim, Jewish and Christian faiths, is one of the biggest obstacles to a peace agreement between Israel and Palestinians who want East Jerusalem recognized as the capital of a Palestinian state.Israel regards all of Jerusalem as its capital, including the eastern sector that it annexed in a move not recognized internationally, after the 1967 Middle East war.Australian prime minister Scott Morrison reversed decades of Middle East policy by the country but said there are no immediate plans to move the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv.last_img read more

Party Politics 81 Final Predictions

first_img X Listen Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz/Houston Public MediaElection signs at an early voting location at Spring First Church, in Spring –a suburb north of Houston– on October 28, 2018.  This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: We’re entering the home stretch of the 2018 midterm elections and it promises to be a wild finish. Last-minute campaign ads pulse in the background as a record number of people in Texas are voting.  Party Politics co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus make final predictions about what to expect on Election Day in the state and in the rest of the nation. NATIONAL TOPICS-Pittsburgh mass shooting tragedy-Trump floats idea of ending birthright citizenship-White House prepares to send 5,000 troops, or more, to the southern border-Trump tweets pitching advice during World SeriesTEXAS TOPICS-Race for Texas House Speaker heats up – who’s in and who’s out?-Aid to U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar says she was fired over pregnancy-Voter fraud in Harris County? Several Republicans think so-Eight day fundraising reports – who’s up, who’s down?“You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Don Geraci, the audio engineer is Todd Hulslander and our digital editor is Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz.” 00:00 /28:55last_img read more

Great Deal 15inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Core i7 16GB RAM

first_imgB&H has a great deal on the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, bringing the price down to just $1,899 from $2,599. That’s $700 savings straight away!Save $700 on a 2016, High-Spec’d MacBook Pro with Touch Bar from B&HDeals on the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar come and go on an almost-daily basis now. Compared to the 2017 model, there’s really not much of a difference in the performance department. In fact, if you opt for a higher-end specification model from 2016, you actually end up saving up a lot of money, especially if you keep in light what we have on offer today.The MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in question is from 2016 and has a 15.4-inch Retina display. It even comes packed with 16GB of RAM which is more than enough for daily tasks. On the processor front there’s a Core i7 inside clocked at a whopping 2.6GHz. This processor is of the quad-core variety, unlike those found on the 13-inch models. Moving on, there is dedicated AMD Radeon Pro 450 graphics under the hood too, allowing you to game, I mean, edit video or do graphic intensive tasks with utmost ease. There is even a Touch ID fingerprint sensor right next to the Touch Bar so you can log right in without having to enter passwords and what not. Everything is topped off with the usual array of ports – 4 Thunderbolt 3 and a headphone jack.This is a limited time deal therefore it’s best that you jump into soon if you wish to save some money on a shiny new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. You have the option of selecting this notebook in Space Gray color option only.Buy 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar [B&H link] Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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first_img Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more August 25, 2008 – Concerns over problems with MRIs often not being properly cleaned and leading to the spread of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) during radiological scans is addressed in a recently released paper titled “Preventing Infection in MRI: Best Practices for Infection Control in and Around MRI Suites.” The author of the paper, radiologist Peter Rothschild, M.D., formerly the medical director of the research laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco, addresses major concern for imaging centers in which MRSA can be carried by asymptomatic patients. Worldwide, it is estimated that up to 53 million people are asymptomatic carriers of MRSA. Of these it is estimated that 2.5 million reside in the United States. Approximately 1 percent of the U.S. population is colonized with MRSA. Both infected and colonized patients contaminate their environment with the same relative frequency. The most common source for transmission of MRSA is by direct or indirect contact with people who have MRSA infections or are asymptomatic carriers.The morbidity and mortality of these bacteria is significant with average hospitalizations for the treatment of MRSA versus other infections extending three times longer. Additionally, the risk of death is three to five times greater for patients infected with MRSA versus methicillin sensitive Staph infections.”Any patient lying on an imaging table could be a carrier capable of contaminating surfaces in the radiology suite,” said Peter Rothschild, M.D., who is attempting to transform the MRI community’s attitude concerning infection control. He adds “MRSA and other pathogens can live on and in common MRI table pads and positioners for periods as long as several months.”Patients need to ask questions what the cleaning procedures are? How old are the pads? “At many MRI centers, there exists a false belief that merely placing a clean sheet over contaminated table pads, without actually cleaning them between patients, will somehow prevent the spread of infectious agents. What is most concerning is that very few MRI centers regularly clean their pads even once a day, much less between patients,” Dr. Rothschild continued. For more information: dkohl@mlode.com (link sends e-mail) FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more Related Content News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more News | August 24, 2008 Infection Control Prompts Questions Over Cleanliness of MRIs News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more last_img read more

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first_img Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more November 14, 2008 – RADAR Medical Systems LLC released of its new generation of critical test result management (CTRM) software designed to provide instant notification of critical test results and document critical alert acknowledgements of communications between busy physicians and other healthcare providers.RADAR Medical Systems is in discussions to install this latest version at a large teaching institution in Michigan as part of a clinical research trial. Installations have been completed in two teleradiology companies and are being scheduled for a hospital in Ohio. RADAR follows protocols set by the Massachusetts’s Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors and provides computerized notification alerts and follow-up recommendations to referring providers, utilizing automated acknowledgement receipt, proving two-way communications. The RADAR system allows for easy generation of institutional compliance and quality assurance metrics by managing follow-up of test results for Joint Commission (JCAHO) inspections and national patient safety goal #2 (CTRM) compliance. All electronic communication “alert events” are tabulated, tracked and stored in an archival database for future reference. The company is working with several RIS/PACS vendors looking to add a fully integrated CTRM solution to their current radiology software product offerings utilizing the company’s API. For more information: www.radarmed.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | November 14, 2008 New Solution Sets Off Critical Results Alarm Instantly News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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North American Jews move to Israel despite risks

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement “I’m not nervous about Iran,” said 18-year-old Becca Richman, who left her family in Philadelphia to serve in the Israeli military. “Honestly I’m more nervous about fitting into Israeli society than I am being in the army. This is my dream. This is what I came to do.”Nearly 130 other army recruits were on Tuesday’s chartered flight. The immigrants were met by throngs of family members, flags, banners, a stage and live music.Among the dignitaries greeting them was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He commended them for deciding to “link their personal future with the future of the Jewish state and the Jewish people.”Netanyahu singled out the prospective soldiers.“As the Jewish state progresses and rises, so does anti-Semitism,” Netanyahu warned, adding “we need to defend ourselves against that and those who give it intellectual support.”More than 4,000 immigrants have arrived in Israel from the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom this year.Sidney and Naomi Schulman left their Massachusetts dental practice to retire in Jerusalem. Their three children and 12 grandchildren, who already live in Israel, all greeted them at the airport, wearing shirts listing their extensive family tree. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Comments   Share   Check your body, save your life Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix “It feels right here,” said Naomi Schulman. “We feel very privileged that we’ve reached this stage in our lives, that we’ve had the opportunity to reunite on a permanent basis with our children and our grandchildren.”Most North American Jewish immigrants give up their jobs back home when they move, according to Nefesh B’Nefesh, a group that helps potential immigrants make the move and sponsored the flights that arrived Tuesday.“We wanted to move, and nothing can change our minds,” said 33-year-old Shalom Schwartz, a lawyer from New York who plans to continue his practice remotely from his new home outside Jerusalem.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Associated PressBEN-GURION AIRPORT, Israel (AP) – Despite regional tensions, about 350 Jews from North America landed in Israel on Tuesday, planning to make the Jewish state their new home.Their arrival coincides with an escalating internal debate over whether Israel should attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. Israel and the West believe Iran may be aiming to produce nuclear weapons. Iran denies that.Either and Israeli attack that could set off a regional conflagration, or an Iran with a nuclear bomb to back up its frequent calls for the destruction of Israel, would seem to be good enough reason to postpone moving to the Jewish state _ but the newcomers dismissed that. Top holiday drink recipes Top Stories Sponsored Stories 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Centerlast_img read more

Russian opposition leader joins Moscow mayor race

first_imgIncumbent mayor and Kremlin candidate Sergei Sobyanin surprised his opponents by moving the vote forward two years. He is expected to win handily.Navalny became the face of the movement against Putin after publishing a series of staggering corruption exposes. He faces up to 10 years in jail in six separate criminal cases that he says were fabricated on Putin’s orders.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories Comments   Share   4 must play golf courses in Arizona New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sobercenter_img Sponsored Stories Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top holiday drink recipes MOSCOW (AP) – Russia’s leading opposition figure is fighting the Kremlin’s handpicked choice for mayor of Moscow despite being on trial in a case he says is politically motivated.Anti-corruption activist Alexey Navalny launched his campaign for elections to be held in early September with a promise Monday to “destroy” President Vladimir Putin’s allies and “make life better” in Russia’s capital.last_img read more

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first_img___Online: http://jnnp.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/jnnp-2015-310628 Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk LONDON (AP) — Attention wearers of skinny jeans: don’t squat — at least not for long.Doctors in Australia report that a 35-year-old woman was hospitalized for four days after experiencing muscle damage, swelling, and nerve blockages in her legs after squatting for several hours while wearing tight-fitting denims.“We were surprised that this patient had such severe damage to her nerves and muscles,” said Dr. Thomas Kimber of the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia, in an email. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center How do cataracts affect your vision? Top Stories FILE – In this Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 file photo, a model walks past a window with a view of St Paul’s Cathedral during the presentation of the Matthew Williamson Spring/Summer 2013 collection at London Fashion Week. Doctors in Australia report that a 35-year-old woman was hospitalized for four days after experiencing muscle damage, swelling, and nerve blockages in her legs after squatting for several hours while wearing tight-fitting denims. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File) Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The patient, who was not identified, spent most of the previous day helping someone move, squatting for long periods while emptying cupboards. Clad in skinny jeans, the woman said they felt increasingly tight and her feet were numb as she walked home, making her trip and fall. Unable to get up, she spent several hours stranded outside before getting to the hospital. Kimber and colleagues published a report about the case online Monday in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.Kimber said tight jeans have previously been reported to cause nerve lesions in the groin but not the kind of nerve problems in the lower leg and severe muscle damage they saw. He said squatting compressed the nerves in the lower leg, reducing the blood supply to the calf muscles and that the skinny jeans worsened the problem.After being treated for four days — and having her jeans cut off — the woman still had some weakness in her legs but walked out of the hospital and later recovered fully. Kimber doesn’t know if the woman still wears skinny jeans but warned her against the dangers of squatting in them.“I think it’s the non-stretchy nature of jeans that might be the problem,” Kimber said, noting that tight pants with more elasticity wouldn’t be as dangerous since they wouldn’t squeeze nerves and muscles. He doesn’t wear skinny jeans himself, but not because of the medical risks: “I’m too old to get away with them!” Comments   Share   last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   Top Stories One player who will not be helping fill the void left by Darnell Dockett is Anthony McCloud.The Arizona Cardinals announced Thursday they had released the 6-foot-2, 313 pound lineman. A second-year pro out of Florida State, McCloud spent time on the team’s practice squad after signing last September.McCloud, 25, did not collect any stats in the team’s first two preseason games. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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