Mexican football fans who are in Russia to support their national team in the FIFA World Cup 2018 had their party pooped on Friday.Mexican fans were said to be organising a ‘Day of the Dead’-themed parade in Red Square in Moscow but communist lawmakers raised objections to the event being held so close to Lenin’s tomb.Every other day, different fan groups have been celebrating in various parts of Moscow turning the Russian capital into a place with carnival-like atmosphere.Mexican fans – whose team is one of the 16 to make it through to the knock-out stages – had planned a party in the zone set aside for them in the city, followed by a street parade to Red Square several hundred metres away.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEBut one of the organisers said they were told by authorities after midday on Friday to hold the parade and event indoors, declining to explain why.Sergei Malinkovich, deputy head of the Communists of Russia party, said people dressed as skeletons – one of the traditional symbols of the Mexican annual holiday at which families honour their dead loved ones – should not be allowed to march on what his party has called “hallowed” ground.ROUND OF 16 LINEUP & SCHEDULE”Why should we have some kind of skulls there?” Malinkovich said.The body of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin lies embalmed in a marble tomb on the square and Soviet leaders and dignitaries are buried in the Kremlin walls.Malinkovich’s party had appealed to the Interior Ministry to stop fans holding the parade, he said, arguing it could provoke violent clashes with Russian patriots.advertisementFIFA WORLD CUP 2018 – STATS”Russian people on the square would almost certainly have tried to stop them. There would have been conflicts to say the least, and perhaps clashes,” he said.The event – held four months before the actual celebrations in Mexico – was held in the fan area and was attended by several hundred revellers.(With Reuters inputs)
The food crises of the present will seem as nothing to those of the future unless the world brings some urgency and intelligence to managing the planet’s nature-based assets.When world leaders gathered at the UN headquarters in New York two weeks ago to review the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, one conclusion was crystal clear: the development models of the last century will not serve us well in this one.Today, as many people—two billion—live on $2 a day or less as did two decades ago. Yet by 2050, not only will the world’s population grow by half again to nine billion people, but climate change will intensify the challenges pervading daily life for the rural poor—accessing adequate food, water and productive farmland, and surviving natural disasters.Three quarters of the world’s poorest citizens live in rural areas and rely on nature’s productivity to an extent perhaps forgotten by many urban dwellers, especially in the developed economies. Their future will be inextricably linked to the way national and international policies manage or mismanage the environment and the nature-based services it provides.These services are under assault as never before. From forests and wetlands to soil fertility and fishing grounds, ecosystems are degrading at an unprecedented rate—a reality brought into stark focus by the 2006 Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.The world’s cities can’t be expected to—nor can they—absorb the sheer numbers of environmental refugees fleeing increasing resource scarcity. Yet unless aid donors and development policymakers shift course, this is exactly the kind of scenario that may unfold.We are however not without choices or promising options, according to the new World Resources Report 2008: The Roots of Resilience. If world leaders were to visit Nigerien villagers tending vibrant bands of trees along the borders of the Sahara Desert or fishermen drawing full nets from restored wetlands in Bangladesh, they might feel renewed hope and inspiration.Two decades of experience—in the field, at institutions including the United Nations and the World Bank and within the international NGO community—have incubated new ways for poor people to make a sustainable living.Part of that experience demonstrates that community-based, natural resource management enterprises can, to a significant extent, meet the twin goals of overcoming poverty and countering ecosystem degradation.Given adequate decentralization of resource rights, and financial and management support, such initiatives can generate the kind of community-led economic, social and environmental resilience that will be central to meeting the challenges of an over-consumptive and climate-constrained world.World Resources Report 2008 highlights some inspirational examples. The greening of the Sahel in Niger through a people-led tree planting movement; watershed restoration in India’s Maharashtra State; the establishment of wildlife conservancies in Namibia and of sustainably managed, community-owned forest concessions in Guatemala.Incomes for local people are rising as a result of all these enterprises. The nature-based assets which underpin these financial flows are also being improved, reversing decades of degradation and holding out the promise of a renewable source of wealth.Even more significant, these are not one-off achievements. The watershed example in India may have started in one village. But some 500 are now following the same sustainable path. In Namibia, in just 11 years, nearly 15 percent of land cover has come under sustainable conservancy-based management.What can be learned from all this? One abiding lesson is the need for supportive government policies to foster local initiatives. Another is the need for engaged and sometimes patient donor-country backing. A third is the opportunities provided by scaling up sustainable development solutions which are clearly working—both within countries and across regions.Community-driven, nature-based enterprises will not overturn poverty everywhere. But if the world is to build the resilience of vulnerable communities to cope with climatic and other shocks, then income-generating projects that balance the needs of people with the conservation of nature-based assets will be paramount.It is high time that the international community fast-tracked these into the center stage of development policy. By doing so, countries can bring a new level of seriousness, commitment and creativity to the poverty-related MDGs while also addressing the oft-neglected MDG 7—ensuring environmental sustainability across the globe.
India Today Web Desk New DelhiJune 26, 2019UPDATED: June 26, 2019 14:22 IST Leonardo DiCaprio gets whacked in the face by volleyballIt’s a cruel summer so far for Leonardo DiCaprio and seems like apart from Leo, everyone is enjoying it.The 44-year-old actor was recently spotted playing a game of beach volleyball in Malibu, and while playing, he was hit in his face by the ball.And like all things fun and hilarious, the snapshot of Leo getting whacked by the ball has become the newest joke on the internet.Though Leo survived unscathed, the incident (and Leo’s choice of volleyball fandom) has inspired hilarious memes.The picture of Leo was first posted on Twitter by a user called @vilvaraja, with the caption, “Here’s a picture of Leonardo DiCaprio getting hit in the face by a volleyball that I just thought I really should put out there for whoever else needs it #Tubthumping.”Here’s a picture of Leonardo DiCaprio getting hit in the face by a volleyball that I just thought I really should put out there for whoever else needs it #Tubthumping pic.twitter.com/DRKB72mrAnVilvaraja (@vilvaraja) June 25, 2019Leo got right back into the game after the volleyball face splat, but surely it must have been a painful moment.So, after the pictures of the actor getting hit right in the face went viral, Twitter served us all with the best memes.Hits me hard! #LeonardoDiCaprio pic.twitter.com/Ww4Lxdd1KUYash Saboo (@YashSaboo7) June 26, 2019pic.twitter.com/KbqeIXlJYEAnna Rose Iovine (@annaroseiovine) June 25, 2019i’d like to thank @LeoDiCaprio for being v relatable … pic.twitter.com/bNZrgl4hE1advertisementMegan Boardman (@GoodMegan) June 25, 2019Here is a volleyball misbehaving with Leo.#LeonardoDiCaprio pic.twitter.com/OaWCMWyyaiManjul kaushik (@kaushik_manjul) June 26, 2019just want to set the record straight here: yes i AM in cahoots with the volleyball that hit leonardo dicaprio in the facehunter harris (@hunteryharris) June 25, 2019put these photos in a museum, any museum, all of them if possible https://t.co/Gds6M51V3pBrian Grubb (@briancgrubb) June 25, 2019Leo: pic.twitter.com/1fzfHj1AlfThe People’s Champ (@heath_day) June 26, 2019Me getting rid of my problemskaran (@agentpena09) June 26, 2019#NeverForget pic.twitter.com/SBQKSOsNs2Angela Monson (@angmichaud) June 26, 2019Leonardo DiCaprio is known for being in love with the sport and was snapped enjoying a game of beach volleyball last summer too.ALSO SEE | Once Upon A Time In Hollywood reviews: What foreign media says about new Leonardo DiCaprio-Brad Pitt filmALSO WATCH | Titanic to be remade in 3DGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKrishna Priya Pallavi Tags :Follow Leonardo DiCaprio Next Leonardo DiCaprio gets whacked in the face by volleyball. Thank you for being like us, says InternetLeonardo DiCaprio was recently spotted playing a game of beach volleyball in Malibu. And while playing, the actor was hit in his face by the ball. Though Leo survived unscathed, the incident has inspired kickass memes.advertisement
Colombo: Major General Ruwan Kulatunga will be Sri Lanka’s new chief of National Intelligence after President Maithripala Sirisena sacked his predecessor for blaming him for failing to avert the Easter Sunday terror attacks. Kulatunga would replace Sisira Mendis, a retired senior police superintendent, who was sacked by Sirisena after he testified before a parliament select committee formed to probe the Easter bombings that targeted three Catholic churches and high-end hotels, killing 258 people. During the inquiry last week, Mendis testified that the April 21 attacks could have been averted and also said that President Sirisena had failed to hold regular security meetings to assess the threat from Islamic radicals. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’Mendis, in his testimony, mentioned about the prior intelligence of the attacks and the official negligence in averting the series of blasts. Sirisena, who is also the Minister of Defence, last week claimed that he had sacked Mendis before he appeared for the enquiry. Earlier, Sirisena had suspended police chief Pujith Jayasundera and Sirisena’s top defense bureaucrat Hemasiri Fernando after the bombings carried out by the National Thowheed Jamaath. The failure to prevent the suicide bombings despite prior intelligence is also blamed on the political infighting between Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that emerged in October last year.
MONTREAL – The Transportation Safety Board says two pilots involved in a fatal mid-air collision over a busy suburban Montreal shopping mall in March 2017 weren’t adhering to altitude restrictions.In a report released Wednesday, Canada’s transport safety watchdog says neither pilot respected restrictions set out by air traffic control at nearby St-Hubert Airport.Both pilots were flying solo.A Cessna 152 operated by a pilot undergoing commercial training with Cargair was returning to the airport from a training session and collided with another Cessna 152 that had taken off from the airport.The planes collided 457 metres above Promenades St-Bruno, with one pilot killed and the other one seriously injured.One plane landed in the parking lot while the other crashed on the roof of the shopping centre.The Cargair plane descended 30 metres below its restricted altitude level of 488 metres while trying to fix a telecommunication issue, while the other plane climbed 121 metres above its restricted level of 335 metres, colliding with the Cargair plane from below.Neither pilot saw the other aircraft.The board said both pilots were international students enrolled in flight training.While neither pilot had English or French as their mother tongue, investigators say both had proficient English assessed as “operational,” meaning they met a minimum international proficiency level to be able to communicate with air traffic control.The TSB says its investigation also found that air traffic control is complicated at the St-Hubert by four flying schools and a varying level of flying skills and language proficiency among the student pilots.And the probe showed that Transport Canada’s verifications of aviation language proficiency training is strictly administrative.Following the crash, Transport Canada published a safety alert recommending schools ensure student pilots have their language proficiency tested before their first solo flight.
The Texas Conference for Women announced that Abby Wambach, two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and pay equity advocate will deliver a keynote address at the 17th annual conference on Tuesday, November 15th.Wambach will be joined by Amal Clooney, international human rights lawyer, and Diane von Furstenberg, iconic fashion designer, philanthropist and author, “The Woman I Wanted to Be.” Nina Tassler, highest ranking Latina in network television and recently retired chairman of CBS Entertainment, and Linda Cliatt-Wayman, principal of Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia, will also deliver keynote addresses.One of the world’s greatest professional soccer players, Abby Wambach holds the world record for the most goals in professional soccer, male or female, with 184 career goals. Wambach led the U.S.A. in scoring in the 2008 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments, and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics. Since her retirement from U.S. Soccer, Wambach has championed a new cause: pay equity for women. Her first book, “Forward: A Memoir,” will be released in September.Clooney is a British human rights lawyer, specializing in international law and human rights. She has appeared before the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights and various courts in the United Kingdom and the United States. Clooney has held a number of posts within the United Nations, including as senior adviser to Kofi Annan and counsel to the UN inquiry on the use of armed drones. Clooney is a visiting professor at Columbia Law School, where she teaches human rights, and author of the forthcoming book, “The Right to a Fair Trial in International Law.”Diane Von Furstenberg gained recognition when she designed the wrap dress in 1974, which became a symbol of power and independence for an entire generation of women. She was featured on the cover of Newsweek in 1976 and by that year, she had sold over one million wrap dresses. DVF has since grown into a global luxury lifestyle brand, offering a full collection of ready-to-wear clothing, shoes and accessories, sold in more than 55 countries. Von Furstenberg’s commitment to empowering women is expressed not only through fashion, but also philanthropy and mentorship. Through the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, she established the DVF Awards to provide grants to women who have displayed leadership, strength and courage in their commitment to their causes.Nina Tassler served as president and chair of CBS Entertainment from 2004 to 2015, and was the highest profile Latina in network television and one of the few executives who had the power to green light a series. Nina recently released “What I Told My Daughter,” a collection of wisdom for the next generation of empowered women, including stories from Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Madeleine Albright. Linda Cliatt-Wayman spent 20 years as a special education teacher before becoming a principal, where she led a turnaround of a school known for low levels of academic achievement and high levels of violence to a safe space focused on learning. At Strawberry Mansion, Cliatt-Wayman and her team are once again proving what is possible for low-income children. Her May 2015 TED Talk has been viewed over a million times.“We could not be more excited about our line-up of game-changing speakers,” said Johnita Jones, president of the Conference Board. “Our attendees will hear so many words of wisdom and determination and will be inspired to set out and make change, in their own lives and communities.”The 17th Annual Texas Conference for Women will host thousands of attendees for a full day of networking, inspiration, professional development and personal growth. In addition to a standout lineup of keynote speakers, the nonpartisan, nonprofit Conference will feature breakout sessions led by experts in the fields of business, philanthropy, health, finance, media and professional development.Among the 100+ speakers at the Conference will be: Kemal Harris, stylist and costume designer, “House of Cards”; Christine Carter, sociologist and senior fellow, UC Berkley Greater Good Science Center and author, “The Sweet Spot: How to Find your Groove at Home and Work”; Robin Hauser Reynolds, documentary filmmaker, “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap”; Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, co-founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief, Her Campus; and Nely Ganan, first Latina president of a U.S. television network, Telemundo, Emmy Award-winning producer and author, “Self Made.”The Texas Conference for Women is generously sponsored by Dell; rackspace; State Farm; United; United Health Care; HEB; Texas Beverage Association; Liberty Mutual; Phillips 66; HomeAway; IBM; NFP; and Poo-Pouri. Media partners include Austin Monthly; Clear Channel Outdoor; KVUE; AAT; and The Texas Tribune.Registration is now open for the Conference. To register or learn more about the event, visit www.txconferenceforwomen.org.
New Delhi: The Commissioner of Police, Delhi, Amulya Patnaik, held a meeting with the senior and lower rank officers of Northern Range, in the DTU Auditorium, Sahabad Dairy on Friday. Special CP (Law and Order) North, Joint CP Northern Range also attended the meeting.The meeting was held to brief the various precautions to be taken and efforts to be made for the general elections, crime prevention and various anti-terrorist measures. According to police, emphasis was given on several points like impartial and professional conduct of all ranks of police personnel. Stringent action against musclemen to avoid interruption in the electioneering process; special focus on the security of rallies to be conducted by all political parties, were some of the key factors Amulya Patnaik stressed on.
Empire Co Ltd, owner of Canada’s No. 2 grocer, reported an 84% jump in second-quarter earnings as cost controls helped to offset weaker margins.Sales at the company’s Sobeys grocery chain rose 2% to $4.42 billion in the three months to Nov. 2.Total sales also increased by about 2%, to $4.43 billion.Sobeys, like other Canadian retailers, is facing increasing competition from Wal-Mart and Target, which are expanding their presence in Canada.Empire’s net earnings rose to $169.2 million, or $2.48 per share, from $91.9 million, or $1.35 per share, a year earlier.© Thomson Reuters 2013
Sophomore defensive lineman Nick Bosa (97) lines up prior to a play during the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. OSU lost 31-16. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State sophomore defensive end Nick Bosa was named a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, given to the defensive player of the year, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday afternoon.Bosa ranks second in the Big Ten with 10 tackles for loss, which leads the team. He also has racked up a team-high four sacks. Bosa was named a co-defensive player of the game by Ohio State’s coaching staff for his performance in the Buckeyes’ 39-38 win against Penn State Saturday. Bosa only had one tackle versus the Nittany Lions, but head coach Urban Meyer said during Monday’s press conference the defensive end also had seven quarterback pressures. Ohio State’s defensive front, which includes Bosa, held Penn State running back and Heisman Trophy candidate Saquon Barkley to 44 yards on 21 carries, including a 36-yard carry that accounted for the bulk of his production.In the offseason, defensive ends Bosa and Tyquan Lewis, cornerback Denzel Ward and linebacker Jerome Baker were named to the Bednarik Award watch list.Bosa will be back in action at 3:30 p.m. Saturday when the Buckeyes head to Iowa City, Iowa, to take on the Hawkeyes.
With its ISP business all but dead, AOL has been leveraging its existing Weblogs blog network to try to remake itself as a purely editorial company. Late last year, AOL further confirmed its aspirations in this direction by purchasing Michael Arrington‘s Techcrunch network for $25 million, and now they’re following it with an even bigger acquisition: AOL has just bought the widely read liberal blog site The Huffington Post for an astonishing $315 million.The acquisition was led by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, whose attempts at re-inventing AOL as an editorial company primarily driven by advertising revenues have been controversial, with some describing AOL’s new blogging initiatives as being akin to the creation of content sweatshops.It appears Armstrong met a like mind in Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington, with the New York Times describing their relationship as one in which they were finishing each other’s sentences within minutes of meeting. “It was really amazing how aligned our visions were,” said Huffington.The acquisition of the Huffington Post will result in a big promotion for Huffington, who is now in charge of the newly formed Huffington Post Media Group, which will hereby be responsible for all of AOL’s editorial content, including popular blogs like Engadget and Techcrunch.There’s a great deal of concern that AOL — which has historically tried to remain apolitical — will suddenly become left-leaning in nature, but Huffington on her part says that her own partisan political stance won’t affect editorial.The bigger question, perhaps, is whether or not the deal will do anything to turn around AOL’s fortunes. While the Huffington Post enjoyed its first profitable year in 2010, AOL is closer to being put on life-support than ever, having eliminated almost a third of its staff last year. Can blogs really save AOL? Armstrong seems to be betting that they can, but commentators are already observing that the deal’s a mess.Read more at New York Times
A 4-year-old Vancouver boy died of multiple drug intoxication after receiving anesthesia during a dental procedure in March, the Clark County Medical Examiner’s office announced Friday.Mykel Wayne Peterson died March 10 after undergoing dental work at Must Love Kids Pediatric Dentistry, 601 S.E. 117th Ave., in Vancouver. The medical examiner’s office determined multiple drug intoxication from anesthesia used for the restoration of cavities was the cause of the boy’s death. The manner of death was natural, according to the medical examiner’s office.Soon after the boy’s death, the Washington State Medical Commission and the state Dental Quality Assurance Commission launched investigations into the providers who treated Mykel.The medical commission investigation is ongoing. The dental commission investigation has been completed. The findings are now before a review commission that will determine the next steps, said David Johnson, a state Department of Health spokesman. There is no timeline for when a decision will be made by the review commission.Cases with completed investigations will either be closed or statements of charges will be filed, which could lead to disciplinary action against the providers.In the meantime, the providers can continue to see patients, and the pediatric dental office remains open. The health department does not release the names of providers unless formal charges are filed.
The cabinet on Monday approved the proposed list of holidays for the 2019 calendar year with 14 general holidays and eight more by the executive order of the government, reports UNB.The approval was given at the regular weekly meeting of the cabinet held at the prime minister’s office with prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.Briefing reporters after the meeting, cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said the 14 general holidays will include three weekly holidays.Apart from these 22 days of public holidays, Shafiul Alam said, there will also be three optional holidays for various religious communities of the country.
Eric Gay/APCody Wilson, with Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator at his shop, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Austin, Texas.Cody Wilson, the owner of Defense Distributed –a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns– was released Sunday on a $150,000 bond after being jailed in the Harris County jail, the Sheriff’s Office said Monday.Wilson, 30, was arrested in Taiwan over the weekend for allegedly having sex with an underage girl and returned to the United States. Police say he had traveled to Taiwan after learning he was being investigated.Wilson was arrested Friday at a hotel in Taiwan by local police. He is facing sexual assault charges in Austin, according to a statement from the U.S. Marshals Service.Authorities said Wilson met the girl through the website SugarDaddyMeet.com. According to an affidavit, the girl said they met in the parking lot of an Austin coffee shop in August and then drove to a hotel. The girl told investigators that Wilson paid her $500 after they had sex and then dropped her off at a Whataburger restaurant.“We are glad that Cody is back in Texas again where we can work with him on his case. That’s our focus right now,” Wilson’s attorney, Samy Khalil, said in a statement Sunday night.Wilson is the owner of Austin-based Defense Distributed. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia had sued the Trump administration to dissolve a settlement it reached with the company over allowing it to disseminate its designs for making a 3D-printable gun. The lawsuit by mostly Democratic state attorneys general argued that such weapons could be used by criminals or terrorists.A federal court last month barred Wilson from posting the designs online for free. He then began selling them for any amount of money to U.S. customers through his website.Wilson, a self-described “crypto-anarchist,” has said “governments should live in fear of their citizenry.”Law enforcement officials worry the guns are easy to conceal and are untraceable since there’s no requirement for the firearms to have serial numbers. Gun industry experts have said the printed guns are a modern method of legally assembling a firearm at home without serial numbers. Share
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Disc is asking for pledges of US$35 for its titanium MultiCard MultitoolDisc Dainese Smart Jacket Perhaps the most versatile of these is the hex bit holder, which can accommodate any quarter-inch hex bit. These fit into the adjacent bit driver and, depending on what bit you decide to slot in on the day, enable the MultiCard Multitool to take on a range of driving tasks. Also onboard is a universal drill guide covering seven bit sizes, a ruler, protractor, rope cutter, bottle opener, staple remover, nail puller and can opener. The top two corners serve as flathead and Phillips head screwdrivers, while a cutout in the center serves as a series of wrenches in both metric and imperial sizes. The MultiCard Multitool features wrenches in imperial and metric sizesDisc Other additions include a wire stripper, bike spoke wrenches, a box cutter and an oxygen wrench should you need to pop open a fresh bottle of O2.Disc is asking for pledges of US$35 for its titanium MultiCard Multitool over at its Kickstarter campaign, while it will also offer a stainless steel version for early pledges of $25. If the campaign runs as planned, it hopes to start shipping in November 2019. You can check out the pitch video below. Of all the shapes and sizes that multitools come in these days, the form of a credit card is a highly practical one. The latest to follow this line of thinking comes from accessory maker Disc, which has taken to Kickstarter with a sleek sheet of titanium that packs more than 21 tools into a wallet-friendly frame. Disc calls its latest creation the MultiCard Multitool and has designed the implement for everyday carry, with a total weight of just 44 g (1.55 oz). Despite its light weight and small size, the company says the tool is capable of performing more than 21 functions thanks to the carefully placed voids that have been carved out of its surface. Source: Disc
Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | April 08, 2009 World Health Imaging Alliance Aims to Bring Imaging Diagnostics to Developing Countries News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 12, 2019 Utah Valley Hospital Purchases Nine Carestream Imaging Systems Utah Valley Hospital (Provo, Utah) has installed nine Carestream imaging systems that equip its radiology staff to… read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more News | Artificial Intelligence | June 03, 2019 SIIM and ACR Host Machine Learning Challenge for Pneumothorax Detection and Localization The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) are collaborating… read more Related Content News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more April 7, 2009 – The World Health Imaging Alliance (WHIA) said at HIMSS 2009 that it has cemented key partnerships that will enable it to significantly ramp up its efforts to bring digital imaging technology to sites in need around the world. Basic diagnostic X-ray services are a key component of primary health care delivery. However, two-thirds of the world’s population is without access to it, according to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates. The WHO further estimates that there is a need for one diagnostic imaging machine for every 50,000 people. WHIA’s vision is to facilitate the deployment of 20,000 of these systems worldwide, thus providing one billion people with access to diagnostic imaging. Access to imaging may be life saving. As Mladen Poluta, Director of the Healthcare Technology Management Program at the University of Cape Town, explains, “HIV-positive patients are at an increased risk of contracting (pulmonary) tuberculosis, which can be diagnosed quickly with a chest X-ray. Even those on prophylactic TB treatment require chest X-rays. Given the large disease burden associated with TB and HIV, in particular, cost-effective and sustainable imaging solutions at the primary level of healthcare – with telediagnosis as an added value extension – will result in significant gains in the quality of care delivered, thanks to earlier diagnosis and commencement of treatment.” WHIA intends to fulfill its vision by providing a complete, low-cost, sustainable digital imaging solution. Although many of today’s providers can bring low-cost solutions to developing countries, most have been ineffective at creating sustainability, according to the WHIA. As a result, less than half of the approximately 1,500 WHO-approved, installed X-ray systems are in operation today. In addition, many solutions miss capabilities such as clinical site needs assessment, image storage, teleradiology and remote monitoring; all of which WHIA aims to provide for enhanced sustainability of an imaging clinic. WHIA is also working to significantly enhance the benefits of digital imaging by adding next generation functionality and services to its solution. It is concentrating on developing future capabilities that will make it possible for clinics and hospitals to access telemedicine for improved health service delivery; provide a platform that will be used to develop improved tools for computer aided detection and diagnosis; and provide clinics and hospitals with the ability to utilize electronic medical records and offer every patient direct access to their own personal health records. In order to provide a complete solution, WHIA has developed partner relationships with key vendors. Sedecal, a global OEM manufacturer of X-ray systems, has partnered with WHIA to provide the WHO-approved X-ray machine. “Sedecal is honored and excited to be able to join this project,” says Manuel Martinez-Garcia, President and CEO. “WHIA will make a difference in diagnosis and, thus, improve healthcare in developing and remote areas of the world. Sedecal’s commitment is to assist WHIA on the technical side, putting its engineering resources at the disposal of the project and developing the x-ray systems for these special applications. Sedecal has also invested in WHIA by donating equipment and manufacturing equipment at a discounted cost.” Digital medical imaging is provided through a relationship with Carestream Health, a global company providing medical and dental imaging systems and information technology solutions. Several of Carestream Health’s Point of Care CR systems have been donated for use in the pilot installations. 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Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg awarded best MICE hotel in RussiaThe luxury Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg, located at the heart of Nevsky Prospect, has been awarded Russia’s ‘Best MICE Hotel’ at the annual Russian Hospitality Awards 2015, held on February 18, 2016 at the Lotte Hotel Moscow.Corinthia St Petersburg was named ‘Best MICE Hotel’ in Russia with its outstanding multi-functional conference facilities and leading guest services. The hotel features one of the city’s largest luxury conference spaces, with 17 conference rooms. The largest of these spaces, the Nevsky Ballroom, boasts high ceilings and an art deco design, and can accommodate up to 500 people. Corinthia St Petersburg had previously won MICE hotel in St Petersburg at the Russian Business Travel & MICE Awards in October 2015.Jonathan Pace, General Manager of Corinthia St Petersburg, said “We are extremely honored to receive such a prestigious award. It underlines the exceptional professionalism and care our teams deliver every day when looking after our MICE guests. This is the second award in less than six months that recognizes our superior MICE products and services, which makes us tremendously proud. We are determined to maintain our exceptional levels of service to our guests.”The Russian Hospitality Awards program annually opens nominations for 20 major categories, of which ‘Best MICE Hotel’ is one of the most exciting given the country’s growing business. The category had over 23 nominations.The Russian Hospitality Awards is an independent awards scheme for Russia’s hospitality market, which aims to increase the country’s tourism attractiveness and the quality of its hospitality services, and to grow the sector’s competitiveness domestically and internationally.Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg, an award-winning renovation of two majestic nineteenth-century buildings, boasts an opulent interior showcasing art and modern luxury. Located at the heart of Nevsky Prospect, the city’s main thoroughfare, Corinthia St Petersburg houses 388 elegant rooms and suites, including 95 executive rooms. Refined hospitality, superior service and inspired luxury are at the core of this hotel. From luxurious caviar and blinis to more humble-inspired dishes, all complemented by finely selected drinks lists, the hotel’s restaurants and bars offer outstanding cuisine. Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg [/su_gmap]Source = Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg
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