About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Hendrick warns Burnley: There’s a long way to goby Ansser Sadiq9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJeff Hendrick does not want Burnley to rest on their laurels after an impressive start to the season.The Clarets look to have banished the struggles of last season to the side as they are in seventh place in the Premier League.But Hendrick knows that with only eight games of the league season completed, there is still a long way to go for Burnley to achieve their goals.”It’s fantastic, it’s still only early in the season but it’s good for confidence and puts a smile on everyone’s face,” said the 27-year-old to reporters.”It keeps the fans happy and the squad is happy here as well so we’ll enjoy that but there’s still a long way to go.”We came back after the last break and we had four games which were nice games for us.”Don’t get me wrong, there’s no easy games in this league, but we looked and thought we could put some vital points on the board and we’ve done that.”We’re sitting nicely but we still have a long way to go. There’s a lot of tough games and we’ll probably have a run of four games where it won’t work out but at the moment we’re happy.”
Prime Minister and Minister of Sport, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller has urged the National Council on Sport, the advisory body to the Government on matters related to sport, to examine the establishment of the state-of-the-art Wellness Centre which will incorporate medical, diagnostic, therapeutic and general wellness services for all national athletes.The Prime Minister met with the Sport Council at Jamaica House recently and noted that: “The project is long overdue and I urge the Committee that has been established to begin to have discussions and make recommendations as we move towards its development.”An Athletes’ Insurance and Retirement Benefits Plan proposal was received by the Sport Council which Minister with responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley said will guide the process to arrive at the best coverage for a national plan for our athletes.The proposal will be reviewed by the Athletes’ Development and Well-Being committee to be chaired by President of the Jamaica Paralympic Association, Christopher Samuda.This Committee is charged with formulating recommendations for consideration by the Council in respect of the implementation of the Government’s commitment as stated in the National Sport Policy for the development, promotion and provision of programmes geared toward healthy lifestyle practices, proper nutrition and in accordance with international standards regarding food safety and the general well-being of the Jamaican athletes.Four other Committees were established to address critical priority areas in: Sport Financing and Economic Development; Capacity Building and Infrastructure; Standards, Regulations and Anti-doping; and Public Relations and Communications.Contact: Communications Unit-OPM Tel: 926-0244 Fax: 920-4684Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: www.opm.gov.jm
Canso’s inshore fishery will receive a major boost to revitalize waterfront infrastructure and support the inshore fishery. Waterfront properties formerly by the off-shore fleet will be transferred to Small Craft Harbours so the site can to be transformed into a modern in-shore fishing port. The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, in partnership with the Department of Economic Development, announced today, May 5, that Nova Scotia will invest $800,000, provided through the Community Development Trust. The trust was established to help communities and workers hard hit by economic challenges. “The Town of Canso is committed to their community. They were willing to fight to keep the fishing industry alive in Guysborough County and this investment says we believe in what they can accomplish,” said Ron Chisholm, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture. “This project will facilitate immediate work on upgrading the local infrastructure and support the commercial in-shore fishery and, in so doing, strengthen a major industry in this rural community.” The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans will make major financial investments over the next few years toward the revitalization project. The provincial investment will complement the federal contribution of $592,000, which Small Craft Harbours will invest in harbour infrastructure this year. The federal-provincial co-operation on the project will cut 18 months off the completion date, originally , completion was estimated for 2012-13. The investment will help with waterfront infrastructure improvements to strengthen the industry, including a seafood depot with a facility for ice, bait, and cold storage needs for the in-shore fishery. Officials envision a working waterfront that will cater to the needs of the commercial fishery and travelling marine public. The waterfront rehabilitation project, managed by Small Craft Harbours, will improve commercial fisheries port operations with enhanced vessel and gear loading, more space for fish-buying stations, enhanced Harbour Authority offices, information signs, washrooms and laundry facilities for commercial fishers and marine tourists. “This investment will strengthen the commercial fishery, a major industry in the Canso economy, and enhance the positioning of marine tourism potential,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Economic Development. “This project will be successful because of the commitment from all three levels of government and the belief of this community in themselves and in what they can accomplish.” The in-shore fishery has been part of the socio-economic fabric of Canso and eastern Guysborough for generations. The investment will help maintain community and resident pride and sustainable prosperity for the Town of Canso and eastern Guysborough.
align record-keeping requirements among the three Maritime provinces clarify language around record-keeping requirements eliminate unnecessary record-keeping requirements Businesses that operate in more than one Maritime province will see positive changes with amendments to the Labour Standards Code introduced today, April 27. The changes will align the types of employment records employers are required to keep. “Premier Stephen McNeil has said many times that we need to help, not hinder, business,” said Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan. “That’s what these changes are about. We are committed to working with our Maritime partners to get rid of unnecessary rules, requirements and processes, which will help improve our region’s competitiveness. “Businesses operating in more than one Maritime province shouldn’t have to waste time figuring out which records need to be kept in which province. They should be the same.” While current record-keeping requirements are similar in all three provinces, there are some differences that can lead to confusion and more work. For example, the term pay is not clear. With these changes the code clearly describes information required under this term. The changes will: The changes also give employers the option of providing electronic pay statements. “We’ve been asking government on behalf of our members doing business across Atlantic Canada for more consistent labour standards between provinces,” said Jordi Morgan, vice president, Atlantic of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. “We’re very encouraged by the progress being made and hope this is just the beginning of a new era of greater co-operation to eliminate inter-provincial trade irritants throughout the region.” Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick also introduced changes in their legislatures this spring. Changes will not take effect until Jan. 1, in all three provinces. This initiative is one of several led by the three Maritime premiers who have committed to working together through the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness. The mandate of the office is to reduce red tape and foster business growth and expansion across the region.
John Briant has never grown accustomed to the scent that hundreds of gulls bring to Victoria’s largest port.The general manager of Western Stevedoring, which manages Ogden Point, says it’s just one problem that makes the species impossible to ignore — alongside blizzards of feathers and the constant threat of bird droppings.“It smells like rotten, dead fish, it’s very gross. Especially, you know, when it doesn’t rain for quite a long period of time. Then it will get hot and bake and the first little bit of rain we get, wets it,” Briant said.“The smell is absolutely disgusting. It blows into the community and we get accused of it coming from the cruise ships. It’s not, it’s coming from the warehouse roof.”Western Stevedoring spends between $20,000 and $30,000 each year cleaning up guano at Ogden Point, which doubles as a tourist attraction and deep-sea port, Briant said. That doesn’t include the extra cost of warehouse roof repairs needed because the acidic poop corrodes its surface.After trying to deter the gulls over several years using everything from lasers to fake owls with bobbing heads, Briant said they are going to see if a novel solution will work.The company has installed a custom-built fake tree on top of the warehouse, with a steel trunk and dead tree branches.The goal? Attract the gulls’ natural foes, bald eagles, to nest there.“We hope it works,” Briant said.Jacques Sirois, chairman of the Friends of Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary, said dead trees are a natural roosting place for eagles. He came up with the idea to mount a tree on the rooftop.“I go to Ogden Point every day. When the bald eagles fly over, I would see 100 to 200 gulls flushing from the roof,” he said.“The idea is that if we make the area more eagle friendly, it might become more gull unfriendly.”It won’t be the first of its kind. Sirois pointed to Habitat Island in Vancouver’s False Creek as another location where dead tree snags have been strategically bolted in place to attract eagles.He said tall, dead trees were once a common sight along the coast, but municipalities tend to cut them down because they can pose safety hazards.That didn’t help the decline of bald eagle populations over the decades, he said, but now that they are rebounding, he’d like to see more dead trees — or stable structures — put in place so they have more places to roost.The glaucous-winged gull, on the other hand, may need some help too. While the most common gull of the Salish Sea may appear to be a pest, that’s only because they’re increasingly drawn into urban areas in search of food, he said.A 2015 University of British Columbia study found the population of seagulls in the Georgia Strait had dropped by half since the 1980s, due to declining food sources like herring.Sirois said scaring them off from Ogden Point won’t leave them without a home, however, since there are wild gull habitats on nearby Trial Island and Chain Islets.“The gulls have somewhere to go,” he said.
GILLAM, Man. (NEWS 1130) – For the first time in weeks, police are releasing new physical evidence in the hunt for two B.C. murder suspects.Mounties in northern Manitoba say they found several items linked to 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky and 19-year-old Kam McLeod on a stretch of the Nelson River shoreline on Friday, roughly nine kilometers from where a burnt vehicle linked to the suspects was located.Police did not say what the items are.The river search near Gillam over the weekend started after a damaged aluminum boat was discovered there.Mounties said a dive team conducted an underwater search “of significant areas of interest” on Sunday.The area has been the focus for more than a week in the hunt for the two men, suspected in the killings of three people last month in northern B.C.The news comes after RCMP said last week they would be scaling back their manhunt in the Gillam area, where a burned-out vehicle the suspects had been travelling in was found.While several potential sightings of the two suspects have been reported to Ontario Provincial Police, there has not been a confirmed sighting for over two weeks.
TOKYO — The arrest of Nissan’s former chief executive Carlos Ghosn has raised doubts over the future of the alliance among automakers Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors that he helped to forge. Such partnerships wax and wane over time, but have grown in importance as companies develop electric vehicles, net connectivity and artificial intelligence for autos.Ghosn was arrested Nov. 19 in Tokyo on suspicion of under-reporting his income and other financial misconduct. The boards of Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motor Corp. voted unanimously to oust him as chairman, while Renault SA of France has kept him while seeking more information about his case.With Ghosn gone, speculation is growing Nissan may review its alliance with Renault. Renault owns 43 per cent of Nissan, while Nissan owns 15 per cent of Renault, with the French government also holding a 15 per cent stake. Renault rescued Nissan from the brink of bankruptcy in 1999, but the Japanese automaker is now more profitable than its French partner.This is not the first time East-West auto alliances in Japan have run afoul, underlining the challenges of such collaborations. Here’s a look at some other alliances and why they folded:___FORD-MAZDAU.S. automaker Ford Motor Co. helped engineer a turnaround at Japan’s Mazda Motor Corp., forming an alliance in 1979 and taking a 25 per cent stake. That was raised in 1996 to 33.4 per cent, considered a controlling share in Japan.Ford sent executives and shared technology and auto parts to help cut costs at struggling Mazda. But the U.S. automaker ran into problems of its own and became hungry for cash, Mazda began buying back stakes, spending 17.8 billion yen (about $150 million at today’s exchange rate) to buy back 6.8 per cent of its own shares in 2008. The U.S. automaker, based in Dearborn, Michigan, gave up its top stakeholder position in Mazda in 2010 and now owns no stake in Mazda.Ford executives sent to Mazda over three decades included Henry Wallace, the first foreigner to head a major Japanese company, and Mark Fields, who later became CEO of Ford. Japanese managers retook the helm in 2003, as Mazda insiders quietly rejoiced.Hiroshima-based Mazda, which makes the Miata roadster, has more recently entered a partnership with Japan’s top automaker Toyota Motor Corp., investing in a plant that makes vehicles for both brands in the U.S. and sharing technology.___GENERAL MOTORS-TOYOTAThe 50-50 joint-venture plant in Fremont, California, between Toyota Motor Corp. and U.S. automaker General Motors Co. started rolling out cars in 1984 and was heralded as a pioneer in international collaboration.Known as NUMMI, or New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc., the plant inspired feel-good stories about how American workers were learning and taking pride in Toyota’s famed super-efficient production methods.Akio Toyoda, the grandson of Toyota’s founder who now heads Toyota, worked at NUMMI from 1998 to 2000, as have other top Toyota executives, an experience meant to ready them for a globalizing industry and increasingly diverse workforce.But the NUMMI plant, which had produced the Pontiac Vibe and Chevrolet Nova, closed in 2010 after General Motors declared bankruptcy and Toyota pulled out, moving production to other plants in North America.___DAIMLER CHRYSLER-MITSUBISHI MOTORSGerman-U.S. automaker Daimler Chrysler bought a 37 per cent stake in Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Motors Corp. in 2000, but the alliance felt rocky from the start. Mitsubishi Motors was embroiled in a years’ long scandal over its systematic coverup of auto defects.Rolf Eckrodt, sent in by Daimler Chrysler, stepped down as chief at Mitsubishi in 2004. The Mitsubishi group gradually recovered the stake in Mitsubishi and Ghosn engineered a 34 per cent-stake purchase by Nissan in 2016 amid another scandal.Daimler Chrysler never managed to fix the debt and lagging sales at Mitsubishi Motors, which makes the Pajero sport-utility vehicle and the i-MiEV electric car.___Yuri Kageyama is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yurikageyamaOn Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/yurikageyama/?hl=enYuri Kageyama, The Associated Press
TORONTO — Amaya Inc. stock hit a new 52-week low Thursday after a Kentucky court issued a US$870-million verdict against the company for losses at its PokerStars online gambling website.The Montreal-based gaming company said it will appeal the judgment, which it described as being based on an arcane law dating back more than 200 years and completely disproportionate to the alleged offence.Kentucky had filed a suit against Amaya to recover alleged losses by state residents who played the real-money options on PokerStars between 2006 and a crackdown in 2011 that effectively ended most online poker in the United States.Amaya bought PokerStars in 2014 in a US$4.9-billion deal. The company said that regardless of the final award in the Kentucky case it would seek recovery against the former owners if compelled to pay.Canaccord Genuity analyst Kevin Wright said the purchase included US$300 million put in escrow by the previous owners to deal with the case, which had been filed before the agreement was made.High school dropout has turned Amaya into a gaming and publicly traded powerhousePokerStars parent Amaya Inc cuts outlook, blames strong U.S. dollarPlaying in fantasy land with real moneyThe company also said that the ruling seems to contravene the same court’s previous ruling that damages should be based on the net losses of players. The company claims those losses totalled roughly US$18 million, subtracting winnings, bonuses and free play that the players won.The company’s stock hit a 52-week low of $16.51 in early morning trading after the news broke, before recovering to $17.50, down 98 cents or 5.3 per cent at the close.Amaya’s stock peaked about $37 earlier this year before losing a quarter of their value in early November after the company said the strong American dollar was hurting the purchasing power of its customers.In its statement Thursday, Amaya also took issue with the fact that the state of Kentucky, rather than the individual PokerStars players, was the lead plaintiff in the case.“This is a frivolous and egregious misuse of an antiquated state statute to enrich the contingent-fee plaintiff’s attorneys hired by the Commonwealth and not the people of Kentucky,” said Amaya lawyer Marlon Goldstein.“Given that PokerStars only generated gross revenues of approximately US$18 million from Kentucky customers during the five years at issue, a damages award in excess of US$800 million is notable only for its absurdity.”Amaya’s online gambling brands include PokerStars, Full Tilt and StarsDraft, and the company has licences to offer its games in more than a dozen countries across Europe as well as Quebec and New Jersey.
Saskatchewan wins challenge against Quebec over sale of certain dairy products by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 30, 2014 12:06 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email REGINA – Saskatchewan has won a trade challenge against Quebec over the sale of certain margarines, coffee whiteners and dessert toppings in the Quebec market.A dispute resolution panel under the pan-Canadian Agreement on Internal Trade says Quebec’s restrictions on the production, sale and marketing of vegetable-oil-based dairy products go against some rules.Saskatchewan — with support from the governments of Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba — had argued before the panel in January that the restrictions were illegal under rules that prohibit governments from creating barriers to interprovincial trade.Tim McMillan, Saskatchewan minister responsible for Trade, says the decision will give his province’s oilseed producers full access to the Quebec market.“We are Canada’s largest producer of oilseeds,” McMillan said Wednesday at the legislature in Regina.“We ship our commodities around the world and having the stepping stone within Canada is the first step before we can expand broader and Quebec is a quarter of Canada’s market.”The Quebec government is appealing the ruling — something that could take up to seven months.But McMillan says he’s confident the ruling will stand.“I’ve read through the panel’s decision. It was very clear and based on precedent that was quite clear as well,” he said.
← Previous Story VIDEO: Du Rietz saves “Lions” in Szeged – Routine Vardar win in Sweden Next Story → Zeitz like a bomb for Kiel win over PSG! FC Barcelona LassaOrlen Wisla PlockVelux EHF Champions League FC Barcelona Lassa began European season in the best possible way. The guys of Xavi Pascual showed domination in Polish Plock, the place which was problematic for the Spanish champions in the past. Good enough second half made the difference on the side of Lazarov, Tomas and Co.The TOP scorer was left wing Rivera with seven goals, Jallouz netted six.Orlen Wisła Płock – FC Barcelona Lassa 23:28 (12:11)Orlen Wisła: Corrales, Wichary – Daszek 3, Duarte 1, Racotea, Wiśniewski 1, Ghionea 1, Rocha 1, Gębala T., Ivić 4, Tarabochia 1, Gębala M. 3, Pusica 1, Mihić 2, De Toledo 1, Żytnikow 4.FC Barcelona: Perez de Vargas – Tomas 4, Entrrerios 3, Sorhaindo, Andersson, Arino, Rivera 7, N’Guessan 1, Syprzak 2, Mem, Morros 1, Jallouz 6, Lazarov 4.In the last match of the Day, THW Kiel beat PSG Handball 28:27.STANDINGS:FC Barcelona Lassa 2THW Kiel 2Bjerringbro Silkeborg 1Telekom Veszprem 1SG Flensburg 1Kadetten Schaffhausen 0PSG Handball 0Orlen Wisla Plock 0
Chips de melon : quand alimentation rime avec innovation France – C’est une machine pilote pour le moins innovante que le Cirad (Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement) et l’équipementier Auriol viennent de finaliser. Elle permet en un rien de temps de fabriquer des chips à partir de n’importe quel fruit ou légume. Tout a commencé avec des chips d’ananas et de bananes, pour lesquelles s’est rapidement posé le problème de la teneur en matière grasse provenant de l’huile de friture. La collaboration entre les équipementiers et les chercheurs a finalement permis la réalisation d’un produit quasi exempt de lipides, la machine libérant toute l’huile accumulée précédemment dans le fruit ou le légume, lors du processus de friture. Le végétal est utilisé dans son entier, après avoir été épluché et tranché. Il est parfois, selon sa consistance plus ou moins sèche, prétraité naturellement avant cuisson. Les chips de fruits et légumes, outre l’innovation culinaire qu’elles constituent, ouvrent la voie à une transformation et une valorisation accrue des fruits ne pouvant être vendus en raison de leur taille ou de leur apparence (on parle d’écarts de triage). Comme le souligne Max Reynes, qui vient de finaliser avec l’équipe Qualisud des travaux sur les chips de melon : “Les écarts de triage des melons au Costa Rica représentent 200.000 tonnes et sur le plan national, l’appui aux filières de production pour le maintien des prix est un enjeu important”. Les coopératives du sud de la France, grand producteur de melons, pourraient elles aussi s’intéresser aux chips de fruits et légumes. Si le procédé se répand, il faudrait débourser environ 20 euros pour déguster un kilo de chips de melon.Le 8 septembre 2010 à 14:49 • Emmanuel Perrin
J.C. HaywardOn Sept. 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ashbury United Methodist Church, 926 11th St NW will hold a showcase dedicated to J.C. Hayward, one of the longest-standing news anchors from the Washington metropolitan region. The Mass Choir of Mount Calvary Baptist Church from Rockville, Maryland; Howard Nicholson, teenage concert pianist ; and Electa Geer, former assistant professor of Speech and Drama at Spelman College will all be among many who will honor Hayward in celebration of her acquittal in recent legal proceedings. Dr. E. Faye Williams, president and CEO of the National Congress of Black Women will also present Hayward with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the event. The event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Rocky Twyman, chairperson of Friends of JC at 301-768-1076.
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Researchers find mistargeted mitochondrial proteins set off a proteostatic response in cytosol (2015, August 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-08-mistargeted-mitochondrial-proteins-proteostatic-response.html Mitochondria. Credit: Wikipedia commons Pre-clinical model reveals pathology behind mitochondrial disease Explore further More information: Mistargeted mitochondrial proteins activate a proteostatic response in the cytosol, Nature (2015) DOI: 10.1038/nature14951AbstractMost of the mitochondrial proteome originates from nuclear genes and is transported into the mitochondria after synthesis in the cytosol. Complex machineries which maintain the specificity of protein import and sorting include the TIM23 translocase responsible for the transfer of precursor proteins into the matrix, and the mitochondrial intermembrane space import and assembly (MIA) machinery required for the biogenesis of intermembrane space proteins. Dysfunction of mitochondrial protein sorting pathways results in diminishing specific substrate proteins, followed by systemic pathology of the organelle and organismal death. The cellular responses caused by accumulation of mitochondrial precursor proteins in the cytosol are mainly unknown. Here we present a comprehensive picture of the changes in the cellular transcriptome and proteome in response to a mitochondrial import defect and precursor over-accumulation stress. Pathways were identified that protect the cell against mitochondrial biogenesis defects by inhibiting protein synthesis and by activation of the proteasome, a major machine for cellular protein clearance. Proteasomal activity is modulated in proportion to the quantity of mislocalized mitochondrial precursor proteins in the cytosol. We propose that this type of unfolded protein response activated by mistargeting of proteins (UPRam) is beneficial for the cells. UPRam provides a means for buffering the consequences of physiological slowdown in mitochondrial protein import and for counteracting pathologies that are caused or contributed by mitochondrial dysfunction. Journal information: Nature (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from several research centers in Poland and Germany has found that certain mitochondrial proteins can set off a proteostatic response in cell cytosol. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes their research results and suggests that if a means can be found to assist such responses, many diseases may be prevented. Cole Haynes with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center offers a News & Views piece on the work done by the team in the same journal edition. © 2015 Phys.org Mitochondria are organelles that are found in living cells, and are responsible for, among other things, processing respiration and energy production. They are able to do their work only if certain proteins are present in the right proportions. Those proteins make their way to the mitochondria via liquid in the cell called cytosol. Sometimes though, something happens to prevent the right amounts of proteins from getting into the mitochondria, causing problems in the mitochondria itself, and also in the cytosol, as proteins build up. In this new effort, the researchers sought to learn what happens in the cell as those proteins build up.To learn more, the team studied RNA transcripts and the associated proteins that are impacted when mitochondrial importation is disrupted. They found that production of both genes and proteins that are normally required for synthesis was less than normal. They also found that proteasome (the complex responsible for degrading proteins in the cytosol when they are no longer needed) activity increased along with assembly factors and chaperone proteins. This meant that the cells were actually adapting to the abnormal changes that had taken place in order to avoid cell death, which, in turn, would likely mean the death of the person afflicted.Haynes cites another study that also found the body adapting to excess protein buildup in cytosol—where 40 genes were identified that stopped cell death when over-expression of protein cells that held damaged mitochondria were present.Taken together, the studies indicate that the human body has built up responses to disruption of mitochondrial importation. And as Haynes also notes, going forward, researchers will likely be looking for other responses and perhaps most importantly, trying to determine the breaking point, when toxicity in the cell overwhelms the defensive mechanism, leading to cell death.
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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 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. Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Blog | Dave Fornell, ITN Editor | December 16, 2013 Cardiac Imaging Innovations Highlights at RSNA 2013 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more By Dave Fornell, DAIC editor While the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) focuses on new technology for radiology, it is where vendors formally introduce all their imaging systems, including those for cardiology. The annual RSNA meeting is also a barometer for new trends in imaging and imaging related information technology.Last year at RSNA, GE and Siemens introduced all new angiography system platforms using the latest low-dose technology. Siemens introduced its new Artis Z and Artis Zen platforms that use new types of X-ray tubes and detectors for very low dose acquisitions. The systems also introduced new software tools to better track devices and guide coronary interventions. GE featured its Interventional Guidance System (IGS) platform, which departs from traditional fixed mounting of high-quality C-arms to the floor or ceiling, instead using a fully motorized, wireless rolling gantry that uses laser guidance to move about the room.This year, Siemens and GE introduced mid-range price versions of their new systems, the Siemens’ Artis One and GE’s IGS 740. Philips followed this year with the introduction of its new Allura Clarity angiography platform, which uses new software algorithms with faster computers to enhance lower dose images by correcting motion, reducing noise and reducing pixel shifting for better cine imaging. The improvements help image smaller vessels and lower dose.Toshiba highlighted its real-time angiography X-ray patient dose monitoring systems, which highlights where on the body the dose is being concentrated, so the physician is more aware and can move the C-arm to minimize damage such as skin burns.New CT Innovations Philips introduced its IQon Spectral CT system, which — with the help of a new yttrium based detector — can perform a spectral analysis of the photons passing through the body, similar to a prism separating out the chemical elements that makeup light. Though not yet U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared, the technology can show what materials make up tissues in the body based on the atomic number of elements from the periodic table. The vendor showed examples of how calcium and iodine can be clearly separated to better show the makeup of atherosclerotic plaques and delineate the vessel lumen.Siemens released its next generation dual-source computed tomogrpahy (CT) scanner, the Somatom Force, which is also capable of spectral imaging. The system has the potential to allow use of significantly less contrast than in the past and can perform chest scans without the need for breath holds. GE Healthcare released its new generation Revolution CT platform, which uses entirely redesigned CT components from the ground up using the latest technologies to increase speed, improve image quality and reduce dose. The 256 detector system features and 80 cm bore, a gantry rotation speed of 0.28 seconds and can perform a cardiac CT angiography (CTA) scan in less than a second with less than a 1 mSv dose.For an overview of the key trends and latest technologies, watch the video of the Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technologies.For a listing or more than 350 products vendors highlighted at RSNA 2013, visit the RSNA FastPass microsite and use the yellow bar to search by modality.See below for some of the cardiovascular related imaging technologies featured at RSNA 2013. 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Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Related Content read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more August 27, 2014 — National population-based screening programs for asymptomatic women aged 40 and above have been established in many European countries for early detection of breast cancer. With every passing year, this population cohort is expanding, spurring breast cancer screening rates and fuelling the need for breast imaging systems. With the number of women being diagnosed with breast cancer also bound to increase, the adoption of equipment for procedures such as biopsy and image guidance too will grow.New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, “Analysis of the European Breast Imaging Systems Market,” finds that the market earned revenues of $988.3 million in 2013 and estimates this to reach $1,384.2 million in 2020. The study covers X-ray mammography, breast ultrasound, breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), molecular breast imaging (MBI) and breast computer-aided detection (CAD).While mammography has been considered the ‘gold standard’ for breast screening, adjunct technologies such as breast ultrasound, breast MRI and MBI too are gaining traction as they improve the standards of diagnosis and treatment of breast cancers.”The European market will continue to evolve as breast imaging systems vendors look for innovative technologies to battle the increasing rate of false positives and overcome limitations while scanning women with dense breast tissue,” said Frost & Sullivan Healthcare Research Analyst Raghuraman Madanagopal. “3-D tomosynthesis, automated breast ultrasound and MBI are the results of such technological innovations that ensure maximum efficiency and minimum error rates.However, sporadic reimbursement trends across countries may lead to equally sporadic uptake of these advanced modalities for breast imaging. While the more commonly performed mammography and the less expensive ultrasound procedures are reimbursed sufficiently, the trend changes for costly procedures such as MRI and MBI.To overcome this restraint, many breast imaging facilities in Europe are employing multi-modality screening. This, in turn, is expected to drive the use of supplementary modalities such as breast ultrasound.”Research studies in recent years have validated the benefits that multi-modality screening provides over regular mammography screening, since one modality can overcome the limitations of another,” noted Madanagopal. “In accordance with this validation that a multi-modality approach improves the efficiency, specificity and sensitivity of breast cancer screening procedures, a wide product portfolio will be a core competitive factor in the European breast imaging systems market.”For more information: www.frost.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… 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 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | August 27, 2014 Frost & Sullivan: Multi-modality Breast Imaging Systems Spur Innovation in Europe News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems
Related posts:Indigenous tour guides to open their own Bribri tour agency Low-cost airlines increase presence in Costa Rica Manuel Antonio National Park administration moving to comply with Health Ministry orders A visit to Cartago’s Mercado Municipal Agoutis galore, colossal art, a walk through history, saving Bellbirds and a reincarnated eco-lodge: Some new reasons to head back up the green mountain.Senda Monteverde HotelLike a phoenix rising from the ashes, the former Sapo Dorado Hotel in Monteverde has come back to life after almost a decade of ruin. Unlike its earlier, doomed namesake — the golden toad that was officially labeled extinct in 1989 — this incarnation abounds with life and has a new name: Senda Monteverde.Along with other members of the Birding Club of Costa Rica, I had a weekend preview of the new lodge, brought back to life by fellow birders John and Lisa Aspinall. The Aspinalls also own the Arenal Observatory Eco-Lodge, a mecca for birders and naturalists for more than 30 years. A cabin at Senda Monteverde Lodge. Photo via Dorothy MacKinnon.I remembered the Sapo Dorado from 20 years ago – it was the hotel I stayed in on my first Monteverde visit. But nothing was the same, apart from the location, south of Santa Elena on a hillside backed by forest.In partnership with the Cayuga Collection of sustainable lodges, the Aspinalls have transformed the old cabins, adding comfort and sophistication with chic furnishings, decorative touches by local artisans, ultra-modern lighting, rainforest showers and private terraces for wildlife viewing. The airy restaurant with wraparound windows serves contemporary versions of locally sourced cuisine. Early risers and birders will especially appreciate the complimentary coffee and cookies available from 5:30 a.m. The property’s original trees remain, including the ancient higuerón, whose spreading branches shade the new reception and restaurant buildings. New plantings pepper the hillside with color, and trails and footbridges, along with a suspension bridge, lead to lookouts and into the forest.Birds abound in the gardens and trees. Watch for the gaggles of Gray-headed Chachalacas that pick their way across the lawns at dusk.The receptionists are helpful and well trained to provide whatever guests might need, from delivering fresh milk to your room for morning coffee to reserving local tours. Perhaps the most attractive feature of a stay here, especially for birders and nature lovers, is the easy access – along a short forest trail – to Monteverde’s newest nature reserve, the Aguti Refugio, which opened in 2018.Aguti Refugio de Vida SilvestreThere’s no escaping this reserve’s namesake. Agoutis abound, from the reception area where two giant agouti statues sit up and beg to be photographed, to the 4 km of paved paths and walkways. You’ll hear agoutis rustling in the underbrush and catch them scooting across the trails. Birding Club of Costa Rica birding in Aguti Refugio. Photo via Dorothy MacKinnon.The reserve’s 11 well-marked trails take you along avenues of towering matapalo trees, around four natural ponds, through meadows buzzing with hummingbirds, along hillsides strewn with a cat’s cradle of twisted vines, and up to a mirador overlooking the Gulf of Nicoya. At the top, the reserve borders a huge forest covering thousands more acres, providing even more wildlife habitat. Recorded bird species include colorful Orange-bellied Trogon, Emerald Toucanet and Golden-browed Chlorophonia. With an early start, at 7 a.m., you can have the reserve almost to yourself. Last admission is at 3:30. There are also guided walks and bird-watching tours, along with a two-hour guided night walk. (www.agutimonteverde.com; 4000-3385. $15)Planting Trees to Feed Three-Wattled BellbirdsAs important as nature walks, the Aguti Reserve has another mission, says director Victorino Molino: providing habitat and a corridor of forest for Three-Wattled Bellbirds migrating between Panama and Costa Rica. A painted milk jug at the Senda Monteverde lodge Photo via Dorothy MacKinnon.Thanks to land cleared for pastures and frequent fires along the dry Pacific side of the continental divide, the Bellbirds’ main source of food — wild avocadoes – is in short supply. The goal of the Costa Rican Conservation Foundation, which Molino co-founded, is to reforest the Bellbirds’ migratory path with varieties of wild avocado trees. (To learn about the program or to donate, go to www.monteverde-institute.org and click on Reforestation.)Molino also has an animal rescue license from the Environment and Energy Ministry (MINAE). The day I first met him, he had just retrieved a tarantula from the home of some worried Santa Elena residents. On my return visit, he announced he had recently become the “happy father of a baby Mexican porcupine that had been attacked by a dog.” His usual rescues involve snakes, mostly boas, which he releases high up in the forest.Art for Fun and PhotosEven if you hate to shop, it’s worth a visit to the Centro Commercio Monteverde, the large, white shopping center, between Santa Elena and Los Planes. The center has become a photographer’s dream, with mural-sized birds painted by local artist Roberto Wesson.You can pose your friends against a wall of giant Long-tailed Manakins, under the sharp gaze of a looming Gray-necked Wood-Rail, or alongside Monteverde’s signature bird, the Three-Wattled Bellbird. One outer wall features a wall-size sloth, with room for posers to stand under a three-toed paw. You can see more of Wesson’s work at Arte Jaguar Gallery, (www.artejagua.com), a half-mile southwest of the Villa Verde Hotel, off the road to the Monteverde Reserve.Following in the Footprints of HistoryEver wondered how Monteverde was settled and grew into the thriving community and eco-tourist destination it is today? On this two-hour walking tour by knowledgeable locals, you’ll get the inside story, from the earliest Costa Rican gold-prospector settlers to the arrival of the Quakers and the development of conservation and nature reserves. The daily tour starts at 2 p.m. at the Cheese Factory and ends at the Monteverde Café with a cup of coffee accompanied by insights into sustainable agriculture and coffee growing. All proceeds go to the non-profit Monteverde Community Fund. (www.exploremonteverde.com, 2645-6565, $35/donation.)Dorothy MacKinnon has spent the last 20 years traveling and writing about Costa Rica, for The Tico Times, Fodor’s Guide to Costa Rica and the Insight Guide to Costa Rica. Her latest book is “Insight Guides Explore Costa Rica“ for independent travelers. Facebook Comments
Check your body, save your life Since it gave the government extraordinary powers, Section 215 of the Patriot Act was designed to expire at midnight on May 31 unless Congress renews it.Under the USA Freedom Act, the government would transition over six months to a system under which it queries the phone companies with known terrorists’ numbers to get back a list of numbers that had been in touch with a terrorist number.But if Section 215 expires without replacement, the government would lack the blanket authority to conduct those searches. There would be legal methods to hunt for connections in U.S. phone records to terrorists, said current and former U.S. officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. But those methods would not be applicable in every case.Far less attention has been paid to two other surveillance authorities that expire as well. One makes it easier for the FBI to track “lone wolf” terrorism suspects who have no connection to a foreign power, and another allows the government to eavesdrop on suspects who continuously discard their cellphones in an effort to avoid surveillance.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments Share Sponsored Stories WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of domestic phone records.McConnell, R-Ky., warned against allowing the controversial NSA program and other key surveillance activities under the USA Patriot Act to expire at midnight May 31. He said he would call the Senate into session that day, a Sunday, and seek action before the deadline. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to a Republican luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, May 22, 2015. Supporters of President Barack Obama’s trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits. Senators also plan to address the government’s soon-to-expire authority to collect bulk data on Americans’ phone records. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky’s other senator and a Republican presidential candidate, called the Senate’s failure to allow an extension of the surveillance programs during a late-night session Friday into Saturday a victory for privacy rights.“We should never give up our rights for a false sense of security,” Paul said in a statement. “This is only the beginning — the first step of many. I will continue to do all I can until this illegal government spying program is put to an end, once and for all.”By the time senators broke for the holiday, they had blocked a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the key provisions in the Patriot Act.The main stumbling block was a House-passed provision to end the NSA’s bulk collection of domestic phone records. Instead, the records would remain with telephone companies subject to a case-by-case review.The White House has pressured the Senate to back the House bill, which drew an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote last week and had the backing of GOP leaders, Democrats and the libertarian-leaning members.But the Senate blocked the bill on a vote of 57-42, short of the 60-vote threshold to move ahead. That was immediately followed by rejection of a two-month extension to the existing programs. The vote was 54-45, again short of the 60-vote threshold. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies McConnell repeatedly asked for an even shorter renewal of current law, ticking down days from June 8 to June 2. But Paul and other opponents of the post-Sept. 11 law objected each time.Officials say they will lose valuable surveillance tools if the Senate fails to go along with the House. But key Republican senators, including McConnell, oppose the House approach.In the near term, the Justice Department has said the NSA would begin winding down its collection of domestic calling records this week if the Senate fails to act because the collection takes time to halt.At issue is a section of the Patriot Act, Section 215, used by the government to justify secretly collecting the “to and from” information about nearly every American landline telephone call. For technical and bureaucratic reasons, the program was not collecting a large chunk of mobile calling records, which made it less effective as fewer people continued to use landlines.When former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed the program in 2013, many Americans were outraged that NSA had their calling records. President Barack Obama ultimately announced a plan similar to the USA Freedom Act and asked Congress to pass it. He said the plan would preserve the NSA’s ability to hunt for domestic connections to international plots without having an intelligence agency hold millions of Americans’ private records. Top Stories New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches
Top Stories 0 Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Bruce Arians is setting the tone for how training camp will go for his offensive line. His demeanor was not good after Sunday’s practice and he made sure to let people know he wasn’t happy with the Butt Gutts. Arians told the media he was extremely upset with all the mental mistakes they were making. And if there is one position group that BA is going to be the toughest on, it’s the O-line. BA needs to set a new expectation for this group and he knows it; he needs to raise the bar, maybe even beyond their own expectation, and stay on them even when they progress. It’s what coaches do. When they see movement, when they get improvement, they challenge players even more. When they slip up and stagger, they get both barrels, verbally. But this is only part of the improvement equation and I am confident this offensive line will get better quickly. Not only do they have better talent (Jonathan Cooper, Eric Winston) and more experience up front (Bobby Massie, Nate Potter), but the competition across the board is just ridiculous! You can coach a player up, and that helps. You can use words to motivate a player, and that’s good. But nothing is going to make a player better quicker, and nothing is going to motivate a player as well as bringing somebody in that is as good if not better than said player. Competition is the best coach of all. – / 25 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party Wednesday said it would move high court challenging the returning officer’s decision to accept the nomination papers of Ramesh Bidhuri, the BJP candidate from South Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.The party, in a statement, said it would move the high court since the returning officer “erred in overlooking glaring discrepancies in Bidhuri’s nomination and it is a fit case for legal challenge”. The party listed some of the grounds on which it will challenge the decision. “The BJP candidate has failed to declare in particulars of pending criminal proceedings, particularly CC No. 303/2018 filed in P. S. Kazimahammadpur, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, under Sections 504, 506, 153 and 153(a) of the Indian Penal Code, 1860,” it said.Bidhuri also failed to disclose particulars of LIC policy for sum assured of Rs 1,00,000 with a premium of Rs 2,829 half yearly, though the same was disclosed in the Form 26 Declaration in 2014, the party claimed.The candidate has intentionally left blank paragraph 6A, despite being required to fill up. In Paragraph No. 4 in respect of his income tax return, the candidate has disclosed a false total income of Rs 8,79,150 for the year 2013-14 as opposed to the amount of Rs 6,16,995 demonstrated by his Form 26 Declaration for the year 2014, the AAP said. “In Paragraph No, 4 in respect of his spouse’s income tax return, the candidate has disclosed a false total income of Rs 1,68,000 for the year 2013-14 as opposed to the NIL income demonstrated in his Form 26 Declaration for the year 2014,” the AAP alleged. Ramesh Bidhuri wrote a written response to the objections raised by AAP. Regarding the first objection pertaining to the criminal proceedings, Bidhuri said that at the time of nomination filing he had no knowledge of the FIR against him. “..the deponent has learnt about the alleged FIR today itself during the scrutiny,” he said and vouched to undertake the ECI’s norms to intimate the public about the information through newspapers and news channels. aam admi partyBharatiya Janata Partyraghav chadharamesh bidhuri First Published: April 24, 2019, 8:19 PM IST
Bhopal: Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has accused the Bharaitya Janata Party (BJP) of having relations with Naxalites and terrorists, citing Jhiram Valley and Kandhar plane hijack incidents.Baghel was in Bhopal to campaign for the Congress where voting will be held on Monday. The Congress has fielded Digvijaya Singh from this Lok Sabha seat. “In Jhiram Valley incident, our top leadership including VC Shukl, Nand Kuamr Patel and Mahendra Karma were killed and NIA in its probe found nothing,” Baghel said. He said that despite writing to the Centre twice to handover the probe to the Chhattisgarh government, no action was taken, adding it was sufficient to prove the BJP has relations with the Naxalites.“BJP’s links with terrorists are also evident from the fact that it was their government which had released Masood Azhar during the Kandhar hijack in 1999 and contributed to his safe passage to Pakistan.Baghel also took a dig at BJP’s Bhopal candidate Pragya Thakur and called her a habitual offender. He recounted that her brother-in-law used to work in Balodabazaar district of Chhattisgarh and she used to visit him. “She had beaten up many with slippers and stabbed one Shailendra Devangan in the chest,” he said. He, however, did not reply to as to what action was taken against her in the stabbing case. “One cannot become a sadhu by wearing saffron clothes,” Baghel said. Training his guns at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Baghel said his government neither talked about 2014 poll promises nor did it talk about its achievements in the past five years. He termed Modi governments schemes as ‘grand failures’ and said that demonetisation was the biggest of them all. Bhupesh BaghelBJPChhatisgarh Chief Ministercongress First Published: May 5, 2019, 2:24 PM IST | Edited by: Sana Fazili